09-22-12 05:30 PM - Post#4013854 In response to kaleidoscope
Thank you for leaving me comments, girls!
Jan, the polka dot strip on the top of the snow layout is actually a piece of paper cut from the same paper stack as the bottom border.
The paper strips on the New Year layout - I trim all my backgrounds to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4. I started doing it a long time ago because not all paper was true 12 x 12 and that way they'd be the same size (and I still have plenty of old paper). So I have a lot of paper strips I saved because I felt it was a waste to just chuck 'em.