There are two new things in my B Hive (scrapbook room) that have been singing their scrapbook siren song for me to come and play for a couple months now …
Numero un .. The Silhouette Cameo that found its forever home in my B Hive in November (thank you Black Friday) but has been used just a few times. I had not yet gotten to the point where I can make a cut file the inspiration for a page and overall was finding it hard to figure out how to incorporate cut files into my scrapbooking style. I know I love the look of cut files layouts but are they for me? Well I think so now! I found my cut file groove!
The Cut Shoppe launched their new spring designs and the Rising Star background caught my eye immediately. I flip the file so the star is in the left upper corner and cover some of the design up with my photos and embellishments – so wanted to pop a picture up here, from The Cut Shoppe store, so you can see all its awesomeness. Isn’t it so much fun? I can imagine so many page and story and photos ideas for this cut file!
Numero dos ... the new Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin with American Crafts has been in my B Hive for a few weeks now teasing me from its packaging with all its amazing bright colours, epic patterns, touch of watercolour distress and overall amazingness. I cannot imagine what could possibly make this collection any better – it is just that good!
I had to have every piece of this thing! For real. From the pattern paper (some ordered in duplicate) to the puffy stickers, cardstock stickers, epoxy phrase words, both sets of die cuts and even the holographic texture paste – I have it! Seldom do I go this crazy, but for this collection – crazy had to happen.
Now here is what happens with Rising Star meets Kaleidoscope …
Ok it doesn’t hurt that my wee nephew in this photo is so stinking cute – making the cut file and collection look that much better ha ha (insert Auntie B bias here!).
This was the first time I touched the collection and usually I would hesitate at cutting up 12*12 papers to back a cut file but this cut file helped me get over that. Spend out. Use my stash! The spaces in the cut file where I backed it with pattern paper are so large that you feel like its a big enough chunk of a 12*12 to make it ok. So glad I did.
The cut file is done on Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Avalanche. All of the pattern paper I backed the cut file with and every single embellishment are from the American Crafts, Vicki Boutin, Kaleidoscope collection. I added some splatters with Shimmerz Paints, Coloringz – Ahoy Matey and backed the whole thing on Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Raven with some Tim Holtz, Tiny Attacher staples.
Here are some close ups of the embellishments:
Ok post is written, I am going to hit Publish and then I am heading back to my B Hive to create some more! Hope you are having a creative day too!