I LOVE ELEMENTS. When I get a new kit I always check out all of the elements and then look at the papers.
Not to see the beautiful paper or to pick out which one I'll use in my layout but to see what other elements are hidden in the papers.
Often I can pull another 1-2 elements out of the papers that most people overlook.
If you have extracted parts of the paper for elements, post your example here.Here is an example.
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See the corner pieces on the right top and bottom of the page.
They are from one of the pieces of paper that came with the kit.
I just extracted where the swirl stopped, added some of the brads in the kit, and I got this cute ribbon holder.
And if you want to learn how to do extractions and many other fabulous techniques, check out the GDS classes.
I have taken beginning and intermediate photoshop and they are fabulous!!
I just signed up for the new "Getting Better Results with your Digital Camera" class and I can't wait to get started.
It's on special for the November class here.