Today I wanted to share one of the ways I like to use up the extra bits and pieces from the sticker sheets and die cut packs that always seem to sit around in my stash. You know the ones I mean - the pieces that are cute but you have a hard time using them. They are different for each of us.
I created what I'm calling an "exploding photo mat" with all of those cute little bits that I'm at a loss for. And I love it!
I think the key here is to stick to a color palette - greens, blues, and yellow for me - and to let the interesting parts of the stickers and die cuts peek out from behind the photo. It doesn't matter what it actually is. It doesn't matter what it actually says. Just layer it in! Sometimes you have a few words that actually go with your story or theme...great! Put them on show!
You can watch it come together in the process video here:
I hope that you'll try adding an exploding photo mat to your next layout. Pull out all those glorious little die cuts and stickers that you've been holding onto and put them to good use!
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