Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Cut Files | Good Times

It's my favorite day at The Cut Shoppe...NEW CUT FILE day!!  I had a hard time deciding which cut file I wanted to use on my layout for today, because I love all of them so much!  But I can never resist a heart shape, so I went with the Hexagon Heart design.

My initial thought, was to use cut the Hexagon Heart around the same size as my background and back the individual spaces with patterned paper.  But, I decided to change things up a bit and cut the design a bit smaller, to include more of them on the layout.  I cut 8 of the hearts from White card stock.  Then I used 6x6 patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Whimsical collection by Paige Evans, to back each of the hearts.  I staggered them on my background paper and then stitched down the center of each one.

I also thought that I wanted to cut the Hold My Heart cut file and use it for my title.  I did cut it from Black card stock and layered it over my background, but I felt like it was too much, so I decided to leave it off.  I really liked the simple look of the Hexagon Heart cut file in the background with the pops of color from the patterned papers.  

In the end, I decided it was best to add my photo to the one full heart on the layout, and cluster my embellishments around it.  I went with a small title, using the Good Times sticker from the Whimsical sticker sheet.  I wanted to add a bit more embellishing to the layout, without covering up the hearts, so I created two more clusters with some of the frame stickers.  I popped both of them up with some foam pieces and placed a flower ephemera piece in each one.  And for a finishing touch, I placed a few of the epoxy stickers around the page.

All of our NEW Designs today would work great for upcoming Valentine's Day projects, but I love that they work well for everyday layouts, too.  Make sure you head over to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all four designs!

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