Conventionally it's easiest to work a landscape photo into a portrait layout design. What then do I do if I want to use a square format photo? Cropping it is one option but with this shot it'll eliminate too much of the beach scene. Matting it with pattern paper is another option I considered and passed on because, with the other elements I plan to layer around the photo, it'll look too busy. That's when I hit upon the solution of leaving wide margins around the photo. It has an added benefit of providing a clean border around the photo where embellishments can sit and not encroach too much into the photo. I'm glad this design problem ends up offering me a new design technique.
As for my goal of killing the Citrus Twist April Add-On Kit, completing two 6"x8" layouts means I've only used up half of the Shimelle Darjeeling paper and a handful of embellishments from the Confetti ephemera pack. So lots more scrapping ahead for me.
Citrus Twist April Kits : American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Darjeeling, Heidi Swapp (Hello Beautiful Photo Frame, Wanderlust Wood Veneer Words), Crate Paper Confetti (Hooray, Embellished Pockets, Die-Cut Cardstock Ephemera), Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Black and White Arcylic Alphabet, Citrus Twist (Cork Shapes, Blue Acrylic Stars), Glassine Bags. Others : Heidi Swapp Black Alphabets