Hello there, Michelle here. Today in my Terrific Tags with Michelle series, I am sharing 2 quick and easy ways to use cardstock strips on paper crafting projects.

I really like using cardstock strips on my projects. I think they are a great way to add a pop of color to projects or create a whole background. Although I am creating tags today, these techniques could easily be used on other projects like handmade cards and scrapbook pages.

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

The two different ways that I am using cardstock strips today are:

  1. To cover a whole background, in this case, a tag.
  2. To use as an accent and pop of color on an otherwise clean and simple white background.

I first cut my cardstock strips from some Gradient Cardstock Sets. I used Pinkalicious from the Cherry Blossom set, Purple Wine from Rose Petal, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee from Summer Afternoon, and Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake from Sea Shore. I thought these colors worked well together for a bright and summery feel!

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

Cardstock Strip Technique #1

For my first tag, the strips were cut to different widths. I applied a sheet of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I removed the backing paper from the adhesive sheet and adhered the strips on top diagonally. This ensures that you do not need to worry if they aren't entirely straight! I cut off the excess before die cutting the panel with a Terrific Tag Die.

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

I die cut the Flowing Foliage Die three times from white cardstock (with more adhesive sheets on the back) and stacked them one on top of one another for added dimension. Then, I adhered this to a piece of Vellum Translucent Paper and fussy cut around it with scissors. I then adhered it to the tag, and the excess of the stem was cut off.

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

Cardstock Strip Technique #2

For my second tag, I cut the Gradient Cardstock strips to the same width and adhered them to a Terrific Tag die -cut, cut from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Again, I adhered them diagonally. This time, I just covered a portion of the tag. I die cut the Flowing Foliage Die Set flower three times from white cardstock with an adhesive sheet on the back.

Which look do you like best? Comment below!

2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips

They were layered up with the same vellum on the back and adhered to the tag. For both tags, I stamped a sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Set onto black cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. They were cut into strips and added to the tags with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow at the front to finish off.

I hope this has given you some inspiration on how to use cardstock strips on your paper crafting projects. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Wishing you a wonderful day!

~Supplies Used~

 
part a glitz art craft co ltd dies terrific tags die set
Terrific Tags Die Set
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part a glitz art craft co ltd dies flowing foliage die set
Flowing Foliage Die Set
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photocentric clear stamps tiny sentiments hello stamp set
Altenew Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Set
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stewart superior inks embossing ink 29328124444729
Embossing Ink
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stewart superior embossing powder pure white crisp embossing powder
Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set cherry blossom
Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Rose Petal
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set summer afternoon
Gradient Cardstock Set – Summer…
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set sea shore
Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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announcement converters cardstock vellum translucent paper 25 sheets set
Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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announcement converters cardstock classic crest solar white cardstock 25 sheets set 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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announcement converters cardstock classic crest solar white cardstock 25 sheets set 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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hefei reiz innovative tech co ltd adhesives double sided adhesives sheets 10 sheet set
Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10…
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kingzom adhesive tape co ltd adhesives instant dimension foam tape
Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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ma international tools crafter s essential bone folder
Crafter's Essential Bone Folder
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scikio inter l enterprise co ltd tools crafter s essential micro tip tweezers
Crafter's Essential Micro-Tip Tweezers
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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8 comments

Liz E April 16, 2022 - 10:54

I love your color cardstock combination! It has a fresh spring feel.

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Karen Brown April 16, 2022 - 10:57

Love these Michelle!

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mcbride delphia kay April 16, 2022 - 12:39

Love this! I was thinking cover the total tag and use the flower die🤗

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Bj April 16, 2022 - 14:50

Love this tag and a great way to use your scraps

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Andrea Megan Hastilow April 16, 2022 - 15:34

Brilliant summer fresh colours. Out of the two on a tag in living the all over colour & I can see how great either would be for a card or scrapbook page. Thank you for inspiring me x

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Audrey April 16, 2022 - 18:15

So clean, so lovely. Beautiful. Thank you.

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Maureen R April 16, 2022 - 18:38

These are really cute!!! Great ideas for all of our scraps!!!

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leannfane April 17, 2022 - 11:14

So colorful!

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