June free cut file meets CARDS June 23, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog to share another take on the June free Tic Tac Toe Background cut file.  So far this week, the design team has shown some fun ideas for using the design to fill the background of a scrapbook layout, as well as sizing and cutting apart the design to use as accent elements throughout a page.  Today, I thought I would continue to show the versatility of this design as it relates to cardmaking.

I never seem to have enough Birthday cards in my stash, so I challenged myself to make two entirely different cards using the free cut file.

My first card uses the cut file to fill the background of my design.  I sized the file to 5x5" and eliminated one row and one column of squares, before cutting it from white cardstock.  Layering the finished piece overtop of red paper highlights the intricacies of the design. 

 

The 'open' square spaces made for a fun place to stamp my sentiments.

 

You'll also note that I cut some additional patterned squares out of white cardstock, and attached them with foam adhesive over the 'blank' portions of the design.  Doing this, creates more texture and balances out the height of the stamped and colored elements on the rest of the card design.

 

For my second card, I went more clean and simple. 

Like I did in the first design, I ungrouped the file and used the plain square to cut out several of the patterned designs. I sized each individual square to 1.75" and cut them all out of white cardstock.  I backed each of the patterned squares with colored papers.  The squares were then adhered slightly overlapping and askew to the white cardstock background. 

 

A clear acrylic word makes a statement, when it's sewn through the center portion of the grid of squares.

 

The one 'plain' square made for a nice place to stamp the remainder of my greeting.

Have you grabbed your free cut file yet?  Hurry on over to the store and add it to your cart!  It's only free with code: TICTACTOEFREE until June 30th!

 

Supplies used:

Tic Tac Toe Background