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Scrapbook Idea: Framing Photos with a Cluster of Embellishments

It's no secret that I enjoy creating layouts with lots of detail! The layout I'm sharing today is right up that alley so I had a lot of fun putting it together. Especially once I found a patterned paper that had flowers that almost perfectly matched the flowers Jackson is painting in the pictures.

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Simple Stories, and Kaisercraft; Sequins: unknown; Alphabet stickers: Elle's Studio; Foam alphabet: American Crafts; Word/phrase stickers: Simple Stories; Vine cut file: Silhouette Design Store #119354; Nuvo Drops: Tonic Studios; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

While I do love creating layouts with lots of detail, I still like to make sure that the photos are the most important detail of all. I want my photos to stand out. A great way to balance a super detailed design is to frame your photos with it. This actually helps draw attention to those photos.

I started by creating a large photo block that stretches across both pages with a focal photo framed with some patterned paper.

Then along the top and bottom edge of those photos I arranged many, MANY flowers. I fussy cut these out of a patterned paper and used a variety of sizes.

Anytime I creating a cluster design I like to have a variety of sizes included for added interest. I also like to use a variety of dimension. This helps those individual pieces stand out.

For some finishing touches I also added in die cut vines, Nuvo Drops, sequins, and some cute bee stickers. (I never thought I would call a bee cute! Especially when I know that if there is one in my backyard, I'm probably going to scream and runaway!)

The very last detail I added were my favorite - word/phrase stickers.

Shop sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches

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