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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!

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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 🙂

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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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!