I used a polaroid cut file from the Silhouette store and cut them out so that the photo was slightly larger than 2x2 inches. Since I used white cardstock as my base, I enlarged the paper strips shown on the sketch. The largest measured 4 inches tall. In trimming the patterned paper, I chose to leave on the branding strip, and flipped it so that the branding strip was at the top. This is a great way to incorporate every little bit of the gorgeous pattern.
Cutting my letters by hand was made easier by drawing straight lines 1.5 inches apart. I then lightly sketched out the letters and cut them out on a piece of printer paper. I did this first because I wasn't sure how my title would fall in the space provided, and I needed to make sure that it stopped in a good spot that would make the title easy to read. Outlining the letters in black also helps to increase legibility with the different patterns, plus it adds a bit of whimsy to the page.
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