Have you noticed that several manufacturers are printing a design on one side of the bar code strips on patterned paper? The Travel papers in the June 14 Creative kit all have this.
I'm not big on waste so I took the opportunity to make a layout using several of the bar code strips. You'll notice that I only used one larger piece of patterned paper, some cardstock, and a few embellishments on this layout. The rest is just bar code strips.
If you haven't used these before give it a try!