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You can use various die cuts on your scrapbook layouts to add dimension to your pages. Use the die cuts for shadowing; these work particularly well with letters. You can use one color of paper for the letter and another accent color in the background to create a shadow. You can layer different parts of the die cut image, such as flowers. The middle of the flower can be a separate piece from the main part of the flower. Another suggestion is to have a person with clothes layered on top of the body.
Decorating and coloring your die cuts can add appeal, too. Using markers, chalks and glitter will add some pizzazz to your die cut shapes. You can change the look of the die cuts just by adding something new.
There are so many variations for die cuts. Just use your imagination and the possibilities are endless.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|