I think adding layers of your die cuts is a great way to make your photo your focal point of your project and it will add dimension without adding too much bulk!
I love this photo of Cody....
Step 1 - gather supplies - 2 sheets 12x12 paper and coordinating scraps and pieces, coordinating ink and pearls, die cuts - dashing squares, stitched rectangles, bunch of flowers 3, Big Flower set 1, stitched circles, Big Flower set 1, and valentines edges, vintage balloon race
Step 2 - cut one of your 12 x 12 papers to 8 x 12
Step 3 - cut (3) 1/2 x 12 strips of paper
Step 4 - cut one large rectangle piece at 5 x 8
Step 5 - cut a photo mat
Step 6 - die cut the following using stitched rectangles - (2) 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 for title, dashing squares (1) 2 3/4 & (1) 3 1/4 and stitched circles (2) 2 3/4 & (1) 3 3/4, using the bunch of flowers 3 enough for 4 flowers, and the smaller flower from the Big Flower set 1 x 6, and the large balloon from the vintage balloon race, as well as the hooped edge from the valentines edges
Step 6 - ink all the edges of all the papers and die cuts and assemble flowers and hot air balloon.
Step 7 - assemble like the above layout!
Here are some close ups
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