Jul 26, 2016


Scrapbook Layout  - Create - 

Hello everyone!,

A close up of the cut-out in the layout.

Today I am up at the Scrapbook Nerd blog with a tech tutorial on how to use their new Camp Glamp cutfile (design by The Cut Shoppe) to creat the cut-out used in this layout -all you have to do is click here and you will be directed to their web page-.  Check out the blog post as it will inspire you to look at cutfiles in a new light.

I cut the heart outlines on patterned paper from the Snap Basic collection from Simple Stories.  I knew i wanted to use this paper for the entire layout, so I used some mixed media to highlight the cut-out.  So i went ahead and used watercolors (all the colors of the rainbow) to create a mixed media background.

I played with different papers, and yellow cardstock was the best choice
to back the cut.

The background was glued to the wood grain paper, making sure that the watercolor sit within the cut hearts' outline.  With a paper piercer, i perforated the entire outline of the cut (leaving a 0.25 in.offset fromt he cut), and proceeded to stitch the entire outline using the different color thread (all rainbow colors in pastel tones). 

A close up of the stitching on the project.

Some vellum was used to back the word CREATE in the middle heart.  I used my gold paint marker to color both sides of the cut-out letters.  Once the paint dried completely,  i used  very thin scissors to cut all the vellum that did was peeking behind the letters.

the gold accent brings focus to the word "CREATE" which serves as the
title for this layout.

The hearts cutout was attached to the layout using foam dots behind the cut-out (hence providing that shadow).   I added small pieces of ephemera in the hearts to create some visuals around the page.

i continued the stitched motive by stitching the journal lines, and some of the
butterflies using the sewing machine.

I started this layout with a picture in mind, and changed it once the background was created.  I opted for a self portrait of me working on this layout.  The picture was attached to a few layers of patterned paper and added a few embelishments around the corners.

the cut-out was created, so that it will nest a picture next to the heart with the word.

To balance the layout, a small cluster of cut-outs and die cuts was positioned at the bottom left corner of the page.   Once this was attached,   a few sprinkles of gold ink, enamel dots and all the butterflies were added to the page.  Here is the complete layout:

This is one of my favorite layers  of this year so far.

I hope you hop onto the Scrapbook Nerd website and get a copy of the cut file (it is free in the store, just need to create an account;  and the  ladies that own the store are lovely), and then visit their blog to see how to manipulate the cutfile to create this cut-out.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, just leave me a message.

Till next time

Happy Crafting!!

Materials Used
Yellow Cardstock, American Crafts
Cut file  - Scrapbook Nerd

Heidi Swapp Colorshine, gold, pink, peacock, mustard,violet, green, mint
Layout paper - Aspen/White,  Sn@p! Basics,  Simple Stories
Patterned paper - Afternoon, Flutter, Blossom- Bloom collection, Crate Paper
Ephemera,  Bloom collection, Crate Paper
                         Cest la vie, Pink Paisle
                         Chipboard icons, MInc collection
Stickers, chipboard - Bloom Collection, Crate Paper
                   word phrases - Felicity Collection, Pinkfresh Studio

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