2) Devote a whole page to the photo! If you are an avid scrap booker, this may be hard to do, but you may only have one photo of your ancestor, so live it up and do a single page with a single photo!
3) Use special papers, die cuts and embellishments! This will also help you use that single photo on a single page! I created this shamrock using Cricut Craftroom Software, and a single motif from Damask Decor. I use The Robin's Nest Classic Glitter Card stock in Khaki for the shamrock and matted it on white. To create the mat in the software, I had to use hearts, circle and a comma for the stem. Then, I backed it with more of the Classic Glitter Card stock in gold. This paper is so pretty and the gold flecks look embossed! I cut the title with Cricut's Sophisticated Cartridge in The Robin's Nest Glitter Rope on Red Card stock, making sure to run the glitter rope down the cent of my letters. I added a rubon from The Robin's Nest Family rubon set in the lower left hand corner, some ribbon and a journaling block also from The Robin's Nest. I chose a shamrock because this ancestor was Irish and I thought it a great ideas to share around St. Patrick's Day!
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The Robin's Nest Red Glitter Rope on Red Card stock (title)
The Robin's Nest Khaki Glitter Card stock (shamrock)
The Robin's Nest Gold Classic Glitter Card stock (Background)
The Robin's Nest Family Tree Rubon
The Robin's Nest Red Journaling
The Robin's Nest River Bend Tear Drops
The Robin's Nest Green Fleur Card Stock
Plaid Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
Websters Pages jewel
White Card stock
Red Card stock
Cricut Sophisticated Cartridge
Cricut Damask Decor Cartridge
Cricut Craft Room software
Stampin Up Die