1. PHOTOS - Choose at least 3 photos. Arrange the photos near each other, but not in a straight line. It's OK to use a template if you want.
2. PAPERS - Select at least 2 papers to feature prominently in your layout, use at least one solid paper and one printed paper. Don't forget - it's always OK to use more if you want!
3. SOMETHING SPECIAL - Choose 1 of the photos for some sort of special treatment to make it really stand out on your page. How you do this is up to you! You could make it black & white, run an action, use a frame, matte or mask, make it larger than the other 2... whatever you want.
4. ELEMENTS - Choose at least 1 string or ribbon (or lace or ricrac!) to add to your page. If you don't have, or prefer not to use one of those, you could substitute a strip of coordinating or contrasting paper.