Cut file Craziness

How often can you use the same cut file before you get tired of it? How often can you use the same technique with different cut files before you get tired of it?

Trick questions, surely!

I tend to work on layouts at a crop that I wouldn’t tackle at home. I can putter away at a more intricate layout for ages while I chat and plan and think, because there’s nothing else to worry about. (I’m not trying to plan out where dozens of sequins might go while tending to dinner and laundry.)

I pulled out this yellow circle file first. It’s been in my stash for so long, I honestly don’t remember when I cut it out! It had plenty of open space to show off my beloved Amy Tangerine/Kal Barteski Thickers. (I promise I tried to use them all! Really!) I love the black, white, yellow and pink together.

Page two for the circles has a little more journaling, more photos and definitely more colour! I cut the background from black card stock, placed it on the page and pencilled in the circles. A little water, some Jane Davenport crayons and a lot of smooshing (technical term) colours around with my fingers gave me a fun and vibrant background for some touristy photos. I even had some photos that fit perfectly into several circles. (Tell me you don’t love those letters from the Pink Fresh Out & About ephemera pack?!)

And behind door number three, we have all the sequins I could possibly fit on one page, but not behind a circle cut file. The Hero Arts Beehive cut file works just as well for this technique. Again, I marked the shapes I wanted to fill and just went all in with sequins, enamel dots and wood veneer pieces. We all have cute little embellies we love, so why not spend out (as Brande via Gretchen Rubin would say) and use ’em up?

So that, my friends, is all for my labour intensive, worth the effort cut file inspired layouts. I hope you find an idea or two you can scrap lift.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheryl

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