Hi everyone, Jess here with a Spotlight layout that focuses on the Ephemera Pack of the Life is Beautiful collection. My favorite part of each collection is the ephemera and whenever I tear into a new line I reach for that first. There are always so many fun bits and pieces that range in size and can be used for accents, focal points, layering and even titles.

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You can see that I really used a ton of the ephemera pack on here.  I began with using doilies to mat parts of my photo area.  I combined them with fussy cut flowers tucked into my layers to blend the shapes.

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I added several of the more whimsical images like the bike and balloons because they fit the theme of this young daycare group of kids.  And they’re just darn cute!

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I surrounded my entire photo mat area with clusters of ephemera and other small embellishments.  This design really works well for one central photo that you want to feature.

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I also added more ephemera pieces to each of the separate corner areas.  Pop dots or foam tape are your friend with this many little bits and pieces!  I like having layers and levels to my embellishments.

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It’s amazing how the pieces of ephemera can actually dictate your overall design and make the page.

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If you’re ever waffling on if you NEED that ephemera pack, trust me, you do!!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful

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