My Story February 29, 2016 07:00

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jaclyn joining you today. If you've been following along on the blog during the month of February, you've seen the posts and projects featuring our team up with Clique Kits.  I have post a here showing two pages I created with the Hot Mess kit and the exclusive Just Nick cut files.  This pairing, of the kit and cut files, has been so inspiring though, I just can't stop creating with it!  So, I've got one more page to share with you today, using the exclusive zebra background.

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I have a silhouette portrait machine, which if you're familiar, limits me to cutting files that are only eight inches wide.  Because of this, I sometimes avoid using background cuts, but this one was to good to shy away from.  Being unable to use a background in the traditional sense, that would cover both the width and length of my 12x12 canvas, often encourages me to get more creative, as I've done on this page.

At first glance, you'll see that I sized the file down to about 6.5"x7.75" inches and cut it from solid black cardstock.  I then backed it on a white background piece to mimic traditional zebra coloring.  It acts as an oversized matting to my photo and home to my title and collage of embellishments.

Upon further inspection, you might notice the 'real life' tab that sits directly under my title.  The tab is used to alert the reader that there is much more to this page. 

In fact, the tab lifts to reveal a whole slew of journaling hidden under the zebra print cut design.  This was a great way for me to have fun with the design and embellishments of the page but still find a way to include the whole of my story.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope this post inspires you to utilize your background files in new and creative ways.  If so, we hope you'll share them with us!