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Pink Paislee – Easter: One Cut File, Two Cards

Happy Easter week! Cut files have always been my main source of inspiration whether I create full page layouts, mini albums, or cards. I love their versatility and I think they add an interesting touch to any project. Today I am sharing two cards that I created by using the same cut file in different ways.

Since the theme of this week is Easter, I thought a cut file that resembled a weaved basket would be fun to use. The Cozy Quilt cut file from The Cut Shoppe was perfect for it.

For my first card I decided to use the cut file as it is. I backed only some of it with different patterned papers from the lovely Oh My Heart collection. I wanted the soft green paper from the Take Me Away collection to show through. To give the card more dimension I used foam dots to adhere it down.

I then created a banner with my sentiment and completed the card with just one floral piece in the center. Keeping embellishments to a minimum is a good way to balance off an otherwise busy card with multiple colors and patterns.

For my second card I used the positive space of the cut file. In order to keep the exact same distance between all the pieces, I used the cut file itself as a guide. After placing it on top of the patterned paper I meant to use as my background, I started gluing down the different parts. I then lifted the cut file and saved it for my next card. I really love the result!

To make my cluster stand out, I backed it with some twine that I weaved back and forth to create an extra layer behind the chipboard flowers. A banner with my sentiment completed the card.

I hope you are inspired today to use cut files on your cards. There is so much more you can do with them. Try using them as a stencil or to create a stitching pattern. The possibilities are endless! Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Sahin Designs – Simple and fast Valentine’s cards

Hello everyone! I’m back today to show you how you can create fast and easy cards for any occasion. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to quickly make some handmade cards to give to family and friends. I used the gorgeous Cupid collection by Sahin Designs. I love the colorful papers. You can find not only the pinks and reds you would in a classic Valentine’s collection, but also yellow and blue tones that are so unique and fun.

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I used some cut files from The Cut Shoppe, but you can simply use a heart punch or dies to achieve a similar result. Both cards measure 5.25″ x 5.25″.

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For my first card, I simply cut a 5″x5″ piece of patterned paper to use as a base for my cut file. I also used a beautiful bright red patterned paper to back the heart, just to give it a different look and make it stand out more. To add extra dimension, I used foam adhesive to stick it down. A few enamel hearts and a sweet banner finished the card.

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Here is my second card.

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I decided to cut three hearts in different sizes and hand-stitch around them. This is an extra step that you don’t actually have to do, but it sure adds a lot to the card. I then backed the hearts with different pattern papers before gluing the whole top layer to the bottom one. You can really be creative with the embellishment. I wanted to keep it simple, so I just cut out some words you can find in the Cupid collection and silver sequins and black splatters.

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That is it, friends! I hope this has inspired you today!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

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