To begin our class, let’s talk paper! Paper is the foundation of scrapbooking (also called papercrafting) and there is an enormous variety of colors, textures, patterns, and sizes. It can be overwhelming to walk into a craft store and see the racks and racks of paper! This is why I recommend starting with a kit or collection, limiting your supplies will make it much easier for you to make decisions and your patterns are already coordinated with each other.
This layout illustrates how to mix a large print with a small print, using a border to to separate them on both the background as well as behind the photo, this prevents the clash of designs. In choosing which two patterns to use, I kept in mind that the black and white hearts are a simple repeating pattern, so this paper does not attract your attention like the large floral paper does. You will want one paper that is the “star of the show” and the other is a “supporting role” for your background.