New Product Blog Hop – Using Zip Strips

Today I’ve got another entry in the New Product Blog Hop.  I’m on a roll!

Life is Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Ariana Paper Packet (zip strips), Ivy Lane Paper Packet (zip strips), Glitter Shimmer Trim and Sequin Dot Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Kit), Ivy Lane Assortment, Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set, Cashmere Cardstock, Inks (Smokey Plum and Olive), Scallop Border Punch, and Cricut Artiste Collection.

I was inspired by this sketch which is great for using zip strips!  And the Ariana and Ivy Lane strips go well together.  (Zip Strips are the added part of 12×12 B&T sheets, usually with product info on one side and CTMH utilizes these by making the opposite side decorative.)  The Paper Fundamentals was the perfect foundation.  Again, I used leftovers from the Workshop on the Go Kits.


  1. Pam Trostle Says:

    What an adorable layout Wendy!! The colors are perfect for your pictures! I really like the use of the zipstrips with the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment!

  2. Sheila Bennett Says:

    Great use of the zip strips!

  3. patriciamanhire Says:

    I love this layout and the use of the zip strips. Very cool

  4. Martha Saenz Says:

    I love how you framed your page. Great layout!

  5. Linda Norman Says:

    That is such a great way to combine papers and zip strips! Very graphic and simple!

  6. Shalana Says:

    Very pretty and the pictures go so well with the papers!! Great layout!

  7. Helen Gullett Says:

    Great use of the borders! Love your pictures too!

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