Strips made me think of rainbows. My first strips were used for a rainbow on a layout for another challenge, because I recalled a kids project I had seen a while back with a rainbow mobile with cardstock strips and cottonballs 'n all! Figured I would try to create such a mobile for my baby boy.
And details of the mobile:
Here is sort of an how-to in pictures. My strips were 0.5":
And finish off with clouds and raindrops on twine (forgot to take pics).
And finally a card I did for a mini challenge to get inspired by another challenge entry. I was inspired by Beth Ullman's colorful layout.