Monday, February 17, 2020

CHALLENGE #194 - I heart Cutfiles

Cathryn here to share this fun challenge with you!

Well, this is certainly exciting for me. I am really happy to be back with The Paper Girls. Life gets so hectic and full of so many things to deal with that we sometimes stop doing what brings us joy.  And that was Scrapbooking for me. This year I have decided that I really need to make sure that I carve out time to feed my creative soul. I admit it has been a process.  And sometimes I wonder if I will ever get that creative spirit back. But what better place than here, surrounded by some of the most amazing talented inspiring girls. I feel so blessed to have met most of these girls through scrapbooking. 
So for this challenge, I wanted to share and show the many ways that you can use cut files. My scrapbooking style has changed a lot since I started using my Silhouette more often. The variety of cut files to choose from is never-ending :)  And if your creative mojo is lacking, a cut file can mean all the difference.

For this first layout, I backed the flowers in the heart with different patterned papers. Using a large cut file like this one makes creating a layout easier because it takes up so much space. 
After backing the cut file I added some foam to the back to pop it up and give it some extra dimension. 

This second layout I used a cut file that I also backed with patterned paper.  These adorable little Gnomes are so stinkin' cute!!!  Lots of work but so worth it :)  It got a bit busier than I wanted but I still love it!!!

Lastly I will share a couple layouts that I previously had created but they fit in perfectly with the theme and will hopefully give you more inspirations!

Thanks everyone for stopping in. I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous creations!!!
I don't have a machine to make my own, but I found these old pre-cut sheets in my stash, perfect for my valentine's card. 

I went low-tech and chose some of the dies that featured hearts to create this fun card. There are so many layers! The foil just adds a little bit of pop to this as well. 

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Pam Sebring Iowa said...
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Pam Sebring Iowa said...

Hi ladies! I’m not sure if my computer did not load the whole page or if I’m not finding it in the right spot. But I did not see a winner listed for challenge number 193??

Brittany M. said...

We are really sorry for the error everyone! We had some technical difficulties, but the winner for Challenge #193 is now posted. Thank you!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Oh wow! I came to check the next challenge and just saw my name as the lucky winner of the last one - That's awesome! Thanks for the continued inspiration.