Are you ready for some awesome new Cut Files! We've got some great designs in the shop today! Most of the time, I like to work with one cut file or set, when I'm doing a layout for the reveal day, but for today's layout I combined two sets! I worked with Rough Waters and Vacay Mode. It's fun to layer smaller cut files over a background cut file, and that's just what I did on this layout!
I used the Crate Paper Oasis collection for this layout, but chose my background paper from the Chasing Dreams collection. I wanted a patterned paper for the background, but I wanted it to be subtle, since I was planning to layer the Rough Waters cut file over it. I cut the 12x12 Rough Waters design from a teal paper in the Oasis collection, and then adhered it in a few spots with some liquid adhesive to my background paper. Then I machine stitched along a few of the wave lines to make sure the cut file was secure on my layout.
I also wanted to incorporate the Vacay Mode cut file on this layout, so I thought it would be fun to use the swim trunks to go with the photo of our son at the pool. I would say about 85% of scrapbook products lean more toward a feminine look, so it's always good to have embellishments that work for masculine pages too. I cut the swim trunk design from three different papers from the 6x6 paper pad. Then I embellished each one just a little bit differently, and placed them in a clothesline design on the layout.
Once I had the swim trunks in place, I machine stitched along the top of each one, to reinforce the clothesline effect. Then I used a mix of Thickers from the Here & There collection and the Oasis collection for my title. I usually love layering my title over White space in my photos, and the large Thickers worked great over this photo. To finish the layout, I added a few more embellishments to create a visual triangle.
Make sure you head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store today, and see all of the new cut files! Our designs are perfect for any project, that you're planning to create!!