I have a confession. I have an aversion to throwing away even the smallest piece of paper. I try to keep the scraps under control, but it is difficult! I use file folders for the various solid colors and will go there first when needing less than half a sheet. Then I have a drawer for scraps of designer/scrapbook paper but that just seems to accumulate.
In one of my past projects I used beautiful paper to cover chipboard for the front and back covers of small post-it note pads for your purse. I have saved those scraps in a special box, and in my cleaning attempt this week, I ran across them. I felt the urge to take a break and work them up into one of my favorite techniques.
Since I had run the paper through the Zyron machine (love this tool!!) to adhere it to the chipboard, the scraps already had a sticky back and did not require glue. This is one reason why this technique is so fun!
I cut the pieces into strips, peeled off the protective backing, and began placing them on a piece of cardstock. I added some other colors to compliment the decorative paper. Thin cord was added in a few places between the strips.