Long strips help to ground a page and provide an additional design element. Check out the ideas below to see how cool they can be.
1. Add a Pattern
"Desert Garden" by Paije - Page Pattern #381
2. Add a Journaling Block
"Autumn 2005" by Tami Potter - Page Pattern #104
Use a long strip of patterned paper to anchor a label or sticker to the side of your page. You can use the label as a journaling block or just let it be a decorative element. Either way it adds a big, "wow."
3. Try a Weave
Look closely at this page ... the center is actually three different colors of paper, cut into strips, and then woven together. Amazing! Learn how to do it, here: http://www.mosaicmoments.com/woven-scrapbook-border/