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The Cut Shoppe – I Like You

Hello everyone! Enza here to share a new layout that is all about hearts and love. I paired the All Heart Remix cut file from The Cut Shoppe with the Forever My Always collection by Pebbles.

This layout started in a different way than what it turned out to be. When I cut it, I just wanted to use it as it is, and back it with different patterned papers. Then I thought it would be fun to just back half of it and use it as a semi-circle design with photo and embellishments on the opposite side. I was going to go with this second idea, but then I decided to cut it in half, keep the portion I had already backed up, and finish the circle with the foam words you see on the layout. I could not make it work!!! The words were too big and it just looked funny. I tried a few more options, until I decided to just use it as a decorative piece in two opposite corners of the page. Ah! I was finally happy! 😉
I opted not to back the portion in the top left corner, and only adhere two backed hearts and a couple of stickers onto it.

The round shape of the cut file offered me the perfect spot for those foam word stickers I really wanted to use. The rest was all about finding a placement for photos and embellishments.
I love how this layout turned out. Sometimes it’s just a matter of trying different things before settling on the final design.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
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Pink Paislee – Floral Background Layout

Hello friends! How about a bright, floral layout to bring a breath of fresh air to your day? I’m so ready for spring and warmer days!

This layout features the Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans. The main design element here is the intricate cut file, which I decided to back with patterned papers from the collection. Although it may look complicated, it is an easy process once you get started. Time consuming for sure, but definitely worth it. Lots of texture and dimension with one simple step! I started by choosing the papers I wanted to use and backed all the leaves first. I find that working on one shape at a time definitely saves you some time, as you don’t have to go back and forth between patterned papers. Next the flowers. I left some of them as is and only backed the bigger ones. I think it adds another element of interest without being “too much”.

The cut file comes with a border which I cut to leave just the beautiful floral design. After gluing it down, I started working on my photo cluster. I rarely use more than one photo on my layouts, but these pictures go together and I didn’t want to separate them. Each photo measures roughly 1.75” x 2.5”. I popped some of them up with foam adhesive for more dimension and started embellishing around them.

I mostly used die cuts from the ephemera pack, chipboard and puffy stickers. Some are peeking out from under the photos, others are on top. The title is simple and still part of the cluster. I love the different heights of photos and embellishments.

To finish the layout, I wrote my journaling on a tag from the Turn the Page collection and tucked it underneath the bottom photo. I also added lots of pearlescent dots for an extra feminine touch.

I hope this layout has made your day a little brighter with its pretty and fresh colors!

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The Cut Shoppe – Love you

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a layout featuring one of my favorite background cut files: Vintage Wallpaper. I love the geometric shapes and all the fun options you can go with; you can back it or leave it as it is, choose a multicolored patterned paper (like I did here) or simply go for a tone-on-tone look. If you are up to it, you can also choose a different patterned paper for every single opening of the cut file. The possibilities are endless.

Here is my layout:

I mixed and matched several Maggie Holmes’ collections. I started by backing the cut file with a patterned paper that has a color-block look. It includes blues and pinks, which happen to be two of my favorite colors. After building a few layers behind the photo, I adhered it down with foam adhesive for extra dimension.

Next, the embellishments. I created two main clusters on opposite corners of the photo by layering several floral pieces, a tag and some sentiments.

The fussy cut butterflies, which coordinate perfectly with the background paper, add the final touch.

I hope you have found some inspiration in my layout today and will give this amazing background cut file a try.

Thank you for stopping by.