Sunday, April 5, 2015

3 Layouts with 1 Free Cut File

Happy Easter! This is a very non-Easter related post. I have created THREE layouts from ONE fabulous cut file (that I only cut one time woohoo). Paper Issues has released a new Sketchy Saturday which always makes me giddy! I have also combined the sketch with my use of last week's free cut file. Double whammy!


Here is the fabulous sketch my layout was based from...

And here's the cut file that I only had to cut one time to get three very different layouts...

I had already cut the free cut file, which I of course used as a stencil! I misted through my 'stencil' using a variety of pink and gold Color Shines onto white cardstock. I cut a large circle from the white cardstock and used the negative for this layout.

You can see the misted stars throughout the white cardstock. I also had countless stars that came from the cut file, so I added a variety of sizes diagonally across the page.

The layout has photos of me, Lynn Kopas, and Jenn Shurkus at the Crop on the Cape! I had so much fun that weekend and have enjoyed scrapping our fun photos.

Supplies for Layout 1:
Gossamer Glue - On my Desk
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold, Coral, Blush, Mint, Mustard.
DCWV - Chick Chat stack (Michael's Stores exclusive)


For the second layout I also use both the Paper Issues sketch and the free cut file. I used the circle that was cut from layout number 1. 

I used a lot of distress ink on the circle to make the paper pink/purple to match the fun polka dot background. I also used more of the purple stars from my original cut file.

Yes, I scrapped another photo from Crop on the Cape! This time with Kathy Skou, myself, and Lynn Kopas (my roomies!). 

My favorite technique with my Dear Lizzy watercolor words... I painted the die cut 'smile' with my Peerless Watercolors in yellows and oranges. Once it is completely dry I added clear Wink of Stella. Once that's dry I apply a pretty thick coat of Glossy Accents. Annnnd once THAT completely dries... it looks awesome! Happy dance

Supplies for layout number 2:
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - GoldCoralBlushMintMustard.
DCWV - Chick Chat stack (Michael's Stores exclusive)


I didn't think this layout would happen... I was planning on throwing away my original cut/stencil, since it was covered in failures of modeling paste and crackle paste, and a variety of ink sprays. But after a day of it drying and sitting... it kinda looked fantastic...

By the way, this is the patterned side of the page... I now have endless purple stars!

I turned my dirty stenciled page into this shiny gold gold and GOLD layout. Oh, and some gold stitching :)

You can kinda see some of the crackle paste on the stencil. And a variety of Color Shine mists.

If we're pals on Facebook this photo might look very familiar! This picture is of my dad, mom, hubby, myself, and the puppies in Maine.

Supplies for layout number 3:
Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine
DCWV Premium Paper Pack (foiled vellum) - Sold at Joann's Craft Stores
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - GoldCoralBlushMintMustard.

Hope you all have a very Happy Easter! Please come visit back tomorrow for a super exciting announcement!!!! :)

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  1. I'm sooooo glad that last layout happened. It turned out awesome!! Thank you for playing along with our Cut File Challenge!

  2. These are FANTASTIC! Love 'em! Thanks for playing along at paper issues!

  3. OMG! You so rocked the sketch and cut file! These layouts are AWESOME!!! Thank you for linking back to the Paper Issues link parties!