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Fun With Photo Blocks #9

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: Bazzill; Patterned papers and stickers: Simple Stories; Star punch: Fiskars; Computer font: Century Gothic; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Embroidery floss: DMC

I love those papers that make scrapbooking so simple. This large flag/USA paper made design such a breeze. Generally, when I find papers like this that feature a large design I try to design around it and find a way to let it shine while also highlighting my photos, title, or journaling.

My go-to is usually to use a few smaller photos or maybe one larger photo and place it near the edge of the design, maybe overlapping onto it a bit.

I added a few smaller photos to the top edge of the design and few on the bottom edge with my title and journaling in the middle.

I liked that because I used journaling strips and alphabet stickers, you can still see most of the flag design behind it.

On the right page, I used a mix of photos and cards in different sizes to create my large photo block. For something a little different, I have a 2 x 12" strip added into the large photo block design.

That's what is so fun about creating these full-page photo block designs, you can mix and match and use a variety of sizes, photos, and papers to create completely different designs each time.

I added a column of stars to the 2 x 12" strip along with a 2 x 2" photo and square card.

I like to take advantage of empty space on cards and fill them with photos and extra details. It's like creating a little mini scrapbook page!

I also like to add little details onto the empty space of a few photos here and there.

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