Silhouette Cuts and A Charmed Life
The Simple Stories Silhouette Cut Files are fabulous "as is" however they can make an even bolder statement when grouped together and manipulated a bit to create all new looks!
For my layout today, I combined the following nine cut files to create a big, bold title for this summer-themed page:
After manipulating and resizing the files in the Silhouette Software, I cut all the text from a single sheet of A Charmed Life 12x12 patterned paper. Then I trimmed and mounted that sheet on another piece of 12x12 paper and "filled in" all the open text by die cutting the words from 6x6 patterned papers from A Charmed Life and I Heart Summer.
The assortment of colors and patterns gives the title much more interest and adds lots of color to the page! I used a glue pen adhere the letters without a mess.
I layered some of the phrase stickers from A Charmed Life and I Heart Summer on top of the photo strips and "secured" the photo strips to my page with "washi tape" stickers from the Sn@p! Icons Stickers.
I printed my journaling directly on the DIY Office Journal Layers and popped it up with a bit of foam adhesive, tucking the cute cloud and sunshine die cut from the Summer Sn@p! Insta-Squares & Pieces.
I created a coordinating card from the same 6x6 patterned papers using the following cut files:
I manipulated the 4 cut files to create my own title. (I used only the letter "I" from the "Can You Believe This?" arrow).
I popped up the "Love You" greeting on top of the card and layered a contrasting color of paper underneath the die cut "Always Remember I". By layering papers this way it addds visual interest and dimension to a relatively simple design!
I completed the card by adding detail with a white opaque pen, gemstones and adding some sparkle with a clear glitter marker to some of the hearts and adding Glossy Accents to a couple of them as well.