I have four different papers here all coordinating colors, but could easily have used even a greater variety. I like the rich colors in these papers that have a touch of softness. This is actually digital layout even though when I started out with this idea my plan was to raid my scraps (I have a whole file of them) and do a paper layout. The kit is called "love yourself" and it is a collaboration by the Scrap Matters Design Team. If you love paper scrapping, working with strips is perfect for using up those scraps. Here is my sketch.
For those of you who would like to experiment with strips digitally, I have a template to share. You may download it at either of the two file sharing sites below.
4Shared: Paper Strips template
MediaFire: Paper Strips template
Hope you look at your scraps differently and give this a try. If you are a digital scrapper, don't rule out strips of paper when creating those great pages!