Here is a fun and easy technique for creating some Eye Candy, just right for these care-free summer days! The tutorial is written for Photoshop, but everything used is in all versions of Elements, so no worries! Having said that, if you run into any issues please do not hesitate to bring them up; you will get a quick and helpful response!
As an experiment I made a script using Elements+ that takes much of the work out this technique by doing the layer duplications and flips. A script is like an action, but there is no formal interface for scripts like there is for actions. However, you do NOT need to have Elements+ to use scripts!
To use it just copy the following file to your desktop, then when you have your image cropped and positioned as you like it, just double-click on the scipt file (or "drop" it on your image).