We all have layouts that have alot of empty space, or that are just missing "something". Here is a list that a bunch of peas compiled. Thanks to doglover for putting it together. In case you missed it I thought I'd share it here :)


Put a thin strip with words on it horizontally across the page
Add a diecut to the background,circle, 1/2 circle, bracket, 1/2 bracket, custom diecut shape (large snowflake, etc.)
Put a little embellishment on journaling tag
Add round metal tag
Pocket
Draw a line around the edge of the whole page
Make a rosette from patterned paper
Ruffle
Ribbon tab
Put a word strip on a photo
Bow
Distress
Ink edges
Chalk
Ribbon across whole page
Ribbon tied around photo
Ribbon around journaling block or envelope
Put a line of three or more dots and add an embellishment at the end
Paper piecing
Pierce holes with paper piercer
Cut a photo into a shape
Add wavy border strip
Use coredinations cardstock and sand
Put multiple pictures in shape
Wrinkle the paper
Put a tab over the edge of the page
Add a timeline
Add quote
Add plastic pocket
Journal in a spiral or wavy line
Add stitching
Buttons
Ribbon
Chipboard
Brads
Strips with words on them
Curl or distress the edge of paper
Tear paper
Emboss paper or diecut
Tags
File tabs
Use a scalloped edge
Use pinking shear edge
Add journaling block
Use a word in a circle as an embellishment
Put a design in a circle
Staples
Photo corners
Use puff paint to make flourishes or other designs
Glitter
Pop-dots
Date stamp
Round corners
String
Draw a line around the outside of a photo
Use a diecut that is a shape, but has the middle cut out so the background paper shows through
Put a frame around a diecut
Monogram letter
Put extra photos in a clear pocket
Use large chipboard numbers for the date
Journal around a photo
Stamp on a photo
Put a looseleaf page edge on a piece of paper
Use a scallop mat for the entire page
Put a thin cardstock border around the whole page
Stitch around the whole page
Cut an embellishment from a patterned paper design
Use versamark
Heat emboss
Put strips of paper behind a photo
Pleat a strip of cardstock
Use an arrow to point to something
Make a numbered list
Make a border from repeated diecut shapes (hearts, snowflakes, flowers, etc.)
Pearls
Rhinestone
Buttons
Reverse diecut
Put numbers on photos
Rubber stamping
Make a fringe
Paper clips
Fold-out book on page
Photo collage
Zig-zag or straight stitching
Felt
Stamp lines for journaling
Put colored areas behind, or outline, some words in journaling
Stickers
Add brochures or map from place
Have a half bracket or circle peek out from behind a photo or journaling
Cut something out of pattern paper and use it as an embellishment
Stickles

Also punches, i.e. gather/overlap/layer/"bunch up" a lot of puched out leaves for a nice look. Fern leaves can be either layered or strung out in a line. They can face toward or away from each other and look nice both ways, especially when the curve is draped over a corner. Add glitter to the leaves (Can you tell I use leaves often?)

Border punches: Punch out the entire sheet, or just the mat around a photo, even if only one side of the mat. Then there's that type of MS punch that punches out both sides, creating a lovely strip that can be used as a border.

Instead of only brads in the center of flowers, fill those centers with either buttons or rhinestones.

- add a banner (bunting, as shimelle calls it) - the latest and greatest sb'ing trend
- add a cool tag from clothing or a tea bag or etc.
- use real/every day ephemera (ticket stubs, brochures, maps, pressed pennies, etc).

add crepe paper (streamers)
stamp a pattern over the top of silk flowers (before adhering to the page)
machine stitch lace to the layout
add rub-ons
stamp your own personalized phrase on a piece of "twill" ribbon
staples

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Hello :) I'm Danielle, in my 30's and truly enjoy a crafty life. When I have free time I love to create with paper, vinyl, wood, paint - really anything I can get my hands on. I've been crafting since I was 5 (all thanks to my fabulous mom!), when I joined a weekly girls craft club in town. Wow, did that ever change my life! The wheels of creativity are always going. I see things for what they can be, instead of what they are now. My blog is my creative playground, the place I go to let my imagination run.
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