Use It Tuesday - Library Clips

Growing up in Atlanta, I used to listen to a particular Rock station - especially on Tuesdays. This otherwise typical day of the week was special because of one thing, "Double-Shot Tuesdays". Two classic hits per artist, all day long. Loved it!

Well, today you get a double-shot of a different kind. Two "Use It Tuesday" ideas! Like the post title indicates, we will be using Library Clips today but we will also be using some Designer Series Paper. (I know, I know... you've seen that before; it's a popular choice since many of us own so much of it!) You will need a few different pieces in coordinating patterns/colors to create this fun louver effect.

Begin with a frame; I created this one using the Big Shot and our Top Note die.

To create a horizontal louver:
  1. Cut your DSP into strips 5 1/4 x 1". Score 1/2" along the length and use a Bone Folder to press the fold. (9 strips used for this sample.)
  2. Apply adhesive to the outer edges of the frame.
  3. Mount folded louver strips horizontally across the opening, overlapping strips slightly.
  4. Work from the top down and bottom up, keeping the folds pointed in towards the center. Continue until the entire opening is covered.
  5. Tuck pictures, messages and/or stamped images into the strips. 
  6. Use Library Clips or Mini Glue Dots to help secure your images in place.

Thank you for stopping by today!  None of the following Stampin' Supplies were harmed in the production of this card:
Resource: Creative Paper Techniques for Scrapbooks
Stamps: Sock Monkey, Smarty Pants
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Prestwick Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools and Embellishments: Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, Library Clips (retired)
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  1. The louver is an interesting and different layout - never seen that before!

  2. How fun! Love this idea, Adriana!

  3. How fun I love this idea! Great card!!

  4. I really love this idea! Very creative! =)

  5. That looks really neat! I've never seen that technique before!

  6. So very cool! It's like a bulletin board and a card all in one! My office supply loving self is all a flutter!

  7. Never seen this before! Very interesting!


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