Diecut papers are a great way to add interest and mood, as you can see by this layout by Nic Howard. Softer shaped bracket and scalloped papers give a gentle feel, while this obviously zig zag shaped diecut paper by Collage Press gives a feeling of surprise. The diecut paper takes the stage for the majority of this layout, the only other small additions are some Hambly transparencies, Pink Paislee alphas and a few smaller bits and pieces. A great way to set the scene for a story!
If you want to spice up the boring square then look no further than die cut patterned paper. Normally overlooked or used cut down on many pages Jaimie has used die cut paper as her base and then cut the floral die cut sheet down to fit onto her background page. Sticking with the die cut style Jaimie has used a journal spot from the Madame Royale range and added layered chipboard tags, fabric flowers and a few brads and buttons for good measure. All perfect for her page.