Hey y’all! Laura Alberts here again with a fun way to use up those scraps at the end of a project! I find cut files are brilliant for finishing off those little scraps you might otherwise throw away and with a giant title like this one from COAPA, those scraps can really shine! I have really enjoyed scrapping tons of photos with the new Legendary collection, but this mixed media style background paper has to be my absolute favorite in the entire collection. It’s called “Offbeat” and I think it framed this cut file beautifully!

I kept the embellishing pretty simple on this layout, so as not to compete with the photo or title design, but I did squeeze in a few stars (and stripes!) anyway. Stars are a great shape for boy layouts and one that has become my go-to for masculine pages. Clustering them is super simple, they tuck into each other at the corner of a label or word phrase sticker (or both!) as well as peeking out from behind larger design elements.

The best part of any layout for me is always those tiny details that finish it off. In this case, I used a combination of enamel dots and Nuvo drops to add a bit of interest to my clusters and then added to the splattered background with even more splatters in gold! I hope you find inspiration to use your scraps too, whether it’s backing a cut file or layering behind your photo. To see this layout come together, check out the process video below!

https://youtu.be/K-HdwVEoiEs

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