The 5/8 inch x 10 inch strips I received were all two-toned except for one that had a third band of color which added a nice bit of interest (upper right flower). The festive color combinations were mostly bold, but there were a few pastels too - light green, pink, and blue.
After fringing several strips by hand (I don't have a mechanical fringer, but I've read that a reliable one has just come on the market), I realized it's best to cut toward the widest color stripe so the variation will be more noticeable when the paper is rolled. Fringing aficionados will enjoy mixing colors and combining strips of different widths. By the way, the color is printed on one side of the paper; the reverse and core are white. I made folded leaves to go with my flowers from little rectangles cut from green strips - the color shading gives them a nice look.
Exotic strips are available in three widths (3/8", 1/2", 5/8") and come in multi-color packages as well as separate colors. CustomQuilling is offering a 10% discount on the Exotic line through February 26 - use code word Exotic at checkout. It's only a small reduction, but quilling paper is not expensive and the profit margin on imported items is especially low.
If you've never made fringed flowers, here are a few examples of ways they can be used for card making.
The scattered look of these fringed flowers is the result of cutting a pennant-shaped strip. I used a variety of scrolls instead of leaves, and metallic wrapping paper for the background.
pennant strip - in progress
Lastly, here's a card idea from the Spring 2014 issue of CardMaker Magazine. I used washi tape to create a plaid background.
You'll also find two fringed flower projects in the All Things Paper book that were made by talented card maker Agnieszka Malyszek. Here's one of the designs - a showstopper frameable flower.
Have fun making fringed flowers... they'll help tide us over until we see real flowers this spring!