1. Cut elements from a piece of patterned paper. Look at all of the wonderful arrows and word bubbles on Echo Park's Here & Now Chalkboard Quotes paper! Let's cut some out and use them on a layout, shall we?
I used three word bubbles on this layout (highlighted by black dotted boxes) and still have plenty (plus the woodgrain side of the paper) left to use on other projects.
Here's a closer look at the cluster:
3. Cut up your stickers. The half circle stickers you see on this page (highlighted by black dotted circles) were originally full circles. I cut them in half so I could accent multiple pockets on this Project Life page protector. Did you also notice that I used idea #2 for the top right pocket? A frame, combined with arrows and stickers creates another fun cluster.
I hope I've inspired you to look at your paper and embellishments in a new way. Layer them up. Cut them apart. Stretch them to their fullest.