Today I have a layout that just uses two pieces of paper OR two pieces of paper and a piece of cardstock but, as you would expect, lots and lots of foam pads! I also used the manufacturer's strips cut from the papers. My photo is 4 ins square but you could use any size photo for this page.
The paper I used was from the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery Pack, the sheets that I used are
This is cardstock weight paper so if you haven't gutted the centre of the Striped Frame paper, as I did, then you could make this out of just the two pieces of paper.
All I did to make the layout was to sit in front of a Christmas film (note it HAS to be a Christmas film) and cut out most of the elements on the Christmas Tags paper. I then spent a happy half an hour shuffling them around until I had clusters of elements I was happy with,
used my phone to photograph the clusters - much easier to reassemble once they have been moved off the page. Added my photo and then reassembled the clusters using foam pads (some were three pads high)!
I chose a phrase for my title, which I stuck onto my photograph and there we have it - a very dimensional but frugal page with a lot of impact.
Happy crafting and I am looking forward to seeing what crafting loveliness is in our advent tomorrow.