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"All Bundled Up" and Adding Dimension

We’ve had a fairly mild winter so far this year and I have mixed feelings about it. I have a love/hate relationship with snow. I’m torn between being a person that hates cold, snow, and icy weather but also being a scrapbooker that loves Winter-themed papers and wants to capture some snowy pictures for the season. Which means that if it snows you better believe I will be out in it with my kids, taking pictures, and whining about how cold it is the whole time. The only exception seems to be sledding. I love sledding! If you can manage to sled down a hill and not have a smile on your face by the time you reach the bottom, you just might be the world’s biggest sourpuss.

Okay, I’m kind of getting off subject here.

The main paper I used on my “All Bundled Up” layout is the perfect example of why I will set aside my hatred for the cold. I instantly fell in love with the snowflakes and circles on this piece of patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs.

There are so many fabulous papers out there in the scrapbooking world with these grand designs on them that make putting together an eye-catching layout almost effortless. This layout has so much detail, but because of that design already in place, it was so quick and easy to put together. The biggest thing I focus on when using a paper with a large design is finding ways to add some dimension to the design. With this layout that dimension was added with stitching, chipboard snowflakes, buttons, and some jewels. Stitching is always my number one, go-to design element for adding dimension.

Here are some more ideas for adding dimension to a large design:

• stitching • jewels or sequins • buttons • enamel dots • embossing • Nuvo dots • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse • Nuvo Glimmer Paste • glitter • twine/ribbon • using foam adhesive to adhere stickers or die cuts • wooden or chipboard pieces • foam letters • photo mats

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