For those of us who have to trim the width of paper for our 12x12 strap hinge albums, you can use that little piece you have to cut off the edge as a border for the facing page. This works when the paper is a pattern paper, and the pattern is intact on the trimmed 1/2 inch or so of paper. If you use a matching solid color on facing page, you can help tie the two pages together (if they need to be) by using that as the outside edge border for that facing page! (Will try to upload an example when I can).