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Fun With Photo Blocks #8

Get the best of both worlds by including more photos with a large photo block on one side of your layout while still having some fun by creating a more traditional scrapbooking design on the other.

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots, and brads: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

I think when it comes to designing awesome boy collections, Simple Stories always nails it. This collection was one of my favorites!

On the left page I have a large square background and then two cluster designs that are intended to highlight the photos. I used arrows to go with the running and jumping directional theme and then added lots of little details like enamel dots, brads, word stickers, star die cuts, and chipboard pieces.

I added my journaling on top of the empty space in the main photo. This put that photo, the title, and the journaling all grouped together to help bring attention to those important elements.

On the right page, I used a mix of 4 x 6" photos and cards with 4 x 3" photos and cards. This was a very simple design, but by adding embellishments to each piece it really has a lot of detail.

Using cards really made this layout go together quickly, especially consider how much detail is here. I love using cards!

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