Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunshine Fun

A little something I'm sharing with Chic Tags fans.

I've had these freebie cut files that Albert created exclusively for Chic Tags sitting in my Silhouette library for sometime now.  This week I was determined to use them on a summery layout.  My oldest daughter was done school earlier than the younger two this year, as exams start about 2 weeks prior to the last day of school for Elementary school kids here.  One afternoon she decided to give a Pinterest idea.  She surprised her sisters with an afternoon snack of homemade, all natural popsicles.  It's not often that she's so thought ful with them, so of course I needed to document the occasion.  Here is how the cut files look on my page.

In case you haven't seen them yet, these are the freebie files I used.
Grab your free files here
I chose three of the four 3x4 cards to cut directly into the background sheet of my layout.  I then created my design around those two cuts.  
I actually used the sunshine card as part of my title, and backed  with a scrap piece of My Mind's Eye paper.  I used yellow on side A to fill in the rays of the sun and the grey on side B to back the word "sunshine"
These Bunting Alphabet is one of my favourite Chic Tags sets .  Here I used them to create the second part of my title, stitching them down with my sewing machine.
I backed the "love this" card with the same yellow piece of My Mind's Eye paper.
Once I was finished adding all my bits and pieces to my layout I felt it was still missing something.  To add one final touch and ground the layout I went back to my sewing machine and added a small frame to group everything together.   And voila, a fun little summer memory captured and added to the books.

For those who are not sure how to cut a 3x4 card directly into the background paper of your layout.  I've put together a very simple, and short video for you to follow.  You'll see it's rather simple to do.  You can check it out here.

I hope you've been inspired to go and create something beautiful today. Pin It


MichelleMc said...

Beautiful! Fabulous design and details! Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the sun and the colors!

MelB said...

AMAZING!!! I just love how you used those cut files, such an original layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you used the freebie files here, kind of has a fade away feel especially on the love this piece, and great stitching!

Anonymous said...

You have become a Cameo master! Love what you did with that cut file. Beautiful layout!

Debbie P said...

Absolutely amazing! Love the stitching and the die cuts!

Ashley Horton said...

WOW! This is one of my new faves from you, Sherri!! Love how you used the Die Cuts on your background paper!! And what a sweet story and photos for your page!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous idea to design your page around the cuts made right into your background! Love this and will need to try it, and LOVE your page!! Thanks so much for inspiring me!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Cute LO Sherri! Love the C & S design!:)