Melouise Vrijhof posted this as a comment in the tutorials section. In case you may have missed it I copied it here.
I came across a random scatter script that automates scattering any element in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (it doesn't work in any other programs). It takes a little time to figure out how to install and use it, but it comes with a nice tutorial. If you're interested, take a look here:
You can download the 'Scatter Things' script here (they are free):
Brooke used the script to create the Touch of Sparkle Christmas Paper - Holly 001