Sometimes, I love to play with different paper strips and use them as a background on my page. I typically choose a few different patterned papers - especially the double sided ones - cut different size strips in different widths and lengths, and then layer them in the back of my photo(s). This is a great way to create a layout from your scrap pieces as well.
It gets even better if you have long stickers to mix in, like the chop stickers I used on this layout, created using Samantha Walker's Kokeshi collection.
Mix in some frayed canvas strips (or ribbons and/or trim) with your paper strips to add some texture to your page. Matt your photo with them too!!
Layer in a few epoxy stickers - I used flowers and placed brads in their centers, placed some fans around the right side of my photo and then added some buttons and the layout was complete!!
Grab some holiday photos and give this a try!!!
Samantha Walker Kokeshi Bamboo Paper
Samantha Walker Kokeshi Stripe Paper
Samantha Walker Kokeshi Mini Epoxy Stickers
Samantha Walker Kokeshi Die Cuts
Samantha Walker Kokeshi Border Stickers