A Zip Strip is the top strip of the B&T Duos (patterned paper) that you cut off the 12×12 sheet. Ã‚Â It has the paper name and information on the backside. Ã‚Â Don’t let these go to waste! Ã‚Â See here how I created this fun card with a set of strips from the Calypso Paper Packet. Ã‚Â Because they all coordinate, it’s easy to do this with any paper packet but you can also mix and match. Ã‚Â Any excess on the edge can be trimmed off for a neat look. Ã‚Â You could also add in a strip of Shimmer Trim for some added sparkle like I did on the second card. Ã‚Â I often make cards in sets when using up scraps, if possible.