Here's another step:
Step 1: Choose one background paper and one solid or lightly textured paper
Step 2: Choose a border (ie. Curved or some shaped border but not stitching) that stretches one side of your paper. You can choose to lay the border horizontal or vertically on your layout but it should be flush up with the edge of the paper.
Step 3: Frame or mat your 3 photos
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.