For the chevron I used my Cameo to cut a chevron background, then cut the background apart and made a new sort of chevron template. I cut my background paper into chevron strips, then roughed up the edges a bit and adhered it all back together on a piece of cardstock. I liked the subtle bit of design and dimension this gave to my layout.
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