Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bar code strip tutorial

Hi there!

Have you ever thought about doing something with those great car code strips at the bottom / top of you pretty patterned papers?  Some manufacturers include great patterns on them, either half width or full width, and they are much too pretty to toss.

The other day while I was crafting I saved up a pile of these little gems, and here are a few photos of me bringing them to life in the form of a card, but of course you could easily used them on a layout.

I laid them out diagonal onto my card front, playing with the patterns and layout until I found one that appealed to me.


Then I snipped off the extra lengths and stitched around the border of my card base.

I used coordinating stickers and a button to adorn my card.

And a super quick and easy card comes to life!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Great idea! I try to use those little strips on layouts too!

  2. I try to use them too - the grey strip on this layout is from the barcode