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Documentary Week: Innovative Backgrounds by Gillian

We're excited to share this cute layout by Gillian! She has an awesome tip for getting a cool, new background for your layouts. It's all about creativity! 

 Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram:@gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05)

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Supplies: Dear Lizzy Documentary (340302) – Blossom Paper, (340309) – Happy Dance Paper, (340311) – Love This Paper, (340315) – Party Animal Paper, (340312) – Ever Ever Paper, (340301) – Bear Hug Paper, (340198) – Noted Cork Thickers, (340204) – Cardstock Shapes, (340210) – Acrylic Stamp, (340207) – Painted Wood Buttons; Cardstock (AM71824) – White, (71153) – Ash; DIY Shop (366900) – Mini Stapler; Pen (PP03-62311) – Precision Pen .03 Black; Adhesive (AMF617-10) – This to That Foam Adhesive Squares

How to:  Trim triangle shapes from various Documentary patterned papers.  On a piece of white cardstock, repeatedly stamp the word “priorities” using the Documentary acrylic stamp, and then cut a triangle shape from the stamped paper.  Arrange the triangles in a loose geometric pattern on a sheet of 8.5×11 grey cardstock and adhere.  Add photos, overlapping a smaller square photo on top of a 4×6 photo, popping the smaller photo with adhesive foam squares for more dimension. Handwrite journaling in a couple of the triangles, one at the top and another at the bottom of the page.  Embellish with Thickers, die cut shapes, and a wood button.

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