Here is a Christmas Layout I did using Glue Arts adhesives. It is being featured on FaveCrafts.com. This shows layering of flowers and buttons using Glue Arts adhesive squares and micro squares, ribbons using Crop & Glue Ribbon Adhesive, Frosted Chipboard letters, rhinestones and a fun holiday wreath "frame" made using a scallop circle punch. To check out the supplies and instructions, go to the Favecrafts link above.
Another cool technique to try that I used on this layout is altering your photo to a monochrome or duotone photo to match your patterned papers. Speaking of papers, these were all super yummilicious papers from Karen Foster Design.