Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lost in a Good Book

Hey there, friends!  Missy back with you today.  I have a layout to share with you using the adorable Little Letters cut file.  I love that the letters overlap, and I knew right away I wanted it to be a background element on my page. 

I started out with papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection.  I cut the file on a colorful patterned paper.  I used the dotted paper as my base, and I covered a big section of it in white gesso.  I used a lot of gelatos and some spray inks to create the watercolor look behind the cut file.  I brought in a lot of American Crafts Rise & Shine embellishments as well as some washi tapes from my stash and a few flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

I love how the gelatos look behind the cut file.  I didn't want it to be just white behind it...I think the different colors make it stand out a bit more.  I added some of the AC washi tapes and some different color stitching.

I couldn't resist using this flair button...it's perfect for a layout about books or reading!  I layered in some black and yellow thread to throw in a few more pops of color on that side of the layout.

Here's another look at the top of the cut file and more of the AC washi tape.  I also used a black pen to trace around all of the letters.  I think this makes them look a little more crisp.

I originally made the title all black Thickers but changed my mind.  I decided to break it up by bringing in some hot pink and yellow Thickers.  I also added in another flair button.

Here's a look at how this layout came together if you'd like to check it out. Hope you enjoy!

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate this cut file into a background for your layout.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. Missy this is absolutely AMAZING!! I just LOVE your process video! Gorgeous work as always x

  2. this is incredible!!! LOOOOOOVE everything! that cut file...i must have it!! (back to school layouts are coming up!! ha ha!) love the flair (so sweet!) and looooove the stitching, gelatos and washi!! just AWESOME!!

  3. I always learn something new on your videos! Love this page and how you used little letters!

  4. Awesome page! Love your work so much. You rocked that Cut File!