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The Cut Shoppe – Happy Days

Hello there! Enza here to share a new layout featuring the Get around cut file and the beautiful Ain’t Life Grand collection designed by Ashley for Pretty Little Studio.

I wanted to use multiple patterned papers from the collection, so the wheel design worked perfectly for it. I enlarged the cut file to the desired dimensions and started backing it up with some of my favorite papers. Once the background was ready, I adhered it to white cardstock with a piece of foam sheet.

As I wanted my photo to stand out a little more, I decided to print it in black and white and created a frame around it with some die cut flowers.

Next, the clusters. Clouds and hearts in the prettiest colors!

I finished the layout with lots of enamel dots that matched the colors in the papers.

Cut files are an amazing way to incorporate different patterns and colors in one page. Visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for this and other inspiring designs.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

Clique Kits – Yearbook – Out Of This World

Hello, Clique friends! I’m back with a layout featuring the gorgeous May Sorbet Kit. The colors in this kit are absolutely amazing and the exclusives coordinate beautifully with it.

The main inspiration for this layout came from one of the background cut files that will be available in the Clique digital store.I initially intended to use the cut file as it is, but then decided to scatter the different size stars around my pictures and layer them to crate a lot of dimension and texture.

Since the patterned paper I chose as my background is very similar in color to the one I used for the stars, I decided to just use pink acrylic paint to create some contrast. I still wanted my layout to have a soft look, so the light colored paint worked perfectly for it.

Some of the stars are cut out of vellum. I love the different texture it adds.

Once all the stars were positioned as I liked them around my pictures, I started embellishing. I tend to go for a tone-on-tone look most of the times to make the colors stand out more.

For my title, I used another exclusive cut file that will be available with the May Sorbet kit.The Pink Fresh Studio Reverie paper with its gorgeous blue adds the right pop of color the layout needed.

I hope you felt inspired today. If you are not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are beautiful. The exclusives are always so unique! You will not regret it! Visit the Clique Kits store for details 🙂

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Sahin Designs – How To Make Your Own Ready-To-Use Embellishments

Hello, everyone. I’m back today to share a fun way to use those bits and pieces of papers and embellishments that don’t make it onto a papercraft project. I have to admit, when it comes to digital collections I always print way too many elements. One of the techniques I love to use on my layouts is repetition. Multiple copies of shapes, words, digital stamps fill up my pages most of the times, but I often find myself with leftovers pieces that sit in a cute little bowl on my desk. After a bit of thinking, I decided it would be nice to have some ready-to-use embellishments and tags that I can just stick onto my next layout or project.

The collections I used are two of my favorites: Table for two and Tranquil.

I love tags and layered ephemera pieces, so that’s what I went for.

I started by adhering two tag shapes together, one slightly bigger than the other, to create some definition and make the final tag stand out more. Same concept was used for the sentiment, which has a piece of patterned paper behind it. For the flower, I used foam dots between the layers for extra dimension.

For the second tag, I added some colored twine around it and created a charm-like embellishment with sequins.

Sometimes you might have some elements that are kind of mismatched or you don’t have enough of. The best option for me is to make a banner out of them. I love how the different shapes and colors come together this way.

Finally, I have a very simple piece that I created by adhering a few elements onto a strip of paper. Again, I used foam dots for dimension and a leftover cut file for texture.

I hope you felt inspired today to use your bits and pieces of paper to make ready-to-use embellishments for your next project.

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