If you're cutting into the background scrapbook paper to layer over your photos, etc., I recommend using this quick tip to give your finished project a little security.

First, cut out what you want to overlap using an Exacto knife (use a cutting mat behind the paper!). Insert/adhere your photo into the slot. Turn the paper over and TAPE the edges where you cut down. This will secure the loose ends and give your final page a little more stability.