I quite like to 'mix it up' with different shapes as my layers. As long as my pockets don't become too bulky, I am more than happy to experiment. This week for my title pocket, I've used the 4"x4" frame to highlight my black alphas on a black and white background. The frame draws attention to the pocket without it being out of place with the rest of the spread. To prevent the alphas from completely disappearing against the backdrop, I've outlined them with a white gel pen.
The 'loved this' filler card was originally sized at 4"x4". I've simply trimmed it along the vertical sides until it measured 4"x3". The content of the sentiment still remains and the handwritten font leads the eye off the card and beyond.
As I was going through the kit, I found that some of these cards are too gorgeous to sacrifice even the smallest amount of, at the hands of a sharp blade. My excuse? I have a soft spot for gold glitter and ampersands!! LOL! I used this card as an easy sample to include some hidden journaling. Especially since I was lacking the extra space I needed for everything I wanted to say.
I trimmed a 4"x6" Captured Moments PL card, just above the 'because' text. I placed it directly into my typewriter and added my journaling before adhering it to the background patterned paper. The 'ampersand' PL card simply slips over the top, revealing the edge of the other PL card beneath.
The rest of the pockets on page one still have layers but instead of the PL cards, I've played with the stickers found in the kit. I particularly like the camera images linked with a photograph of a photograph! *grin*
The 'horseshoe' PL card has been adhered to a 4"x6" piece of patterned paper and has a 3"x4" photo layered over the remaining edge. The layers of stickers, wood veneer and enamel dots/shapes complete the pocket, giving the illusion that the card is bigger than it actually is.