Now that you've chosen your photos, it's time to match your papers with the pictures. Remember to use acid-free, lignin-free papers. You don't want to ruin your photos over time. I usually use 12 x 12, but this size can easily be trimmed down to a smaller size.
Look at your photos to find a common color. If you can't find one, you can choose some neutral colors that work with the colors you do have in your photos. Sometimes I choose theme colors. For example, if I'm working on a Christmas layout, I'll usually choose Christmas-themed papers.
Start with the plain cardstock, and then select 1 or 2 patterned papers that match it. Most scrapbook paper companies have papers that coordinate. I advise that you use only 1 or 2 patterns, because your layout can become nauseatingly busy if you use too many.
In this layout, I've chosen summer-themed papers that match the colors
in my photos as well. They are from TAC (The Angel Company). Please
contact me for more information about this kit.
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