I decided to go with two horizontal rows of cards and leave the rest of the layout as white space. I chose this because I wanted to make a dent in my stash of cards...I used 9 for this layout, but I don't really think that constitutes making a dent. Oh well, I tried :)
This camera was the inspiration for the colors that I chose. I love the darker blue and teal and then decided to add pink as my third color. I did cut the tag from a PL card as well. I stitched above and below the cards in white thread to help "contain" the cards. I chose white thread because I didn't want the stitching to really stand out. I felt like there were enough colors on the page as it was.
I cut the cream label from another PL card and it made a great layering piece. I was determined to get one of these clips on the layout and finally made it work. It is almost embarrassing how long I struggled with it, but it was completely worth the trouble. I love the cluster.
I popped the bow up on foam dot packaging (being frugal is so good...it's more money to buy pretty things!)
I have a process video up if you'd like to take a closer peek. Be sure and check out Mari's layout as well!