Spring Girl - Create a Custom Title | Majken Pullin April 7, 2020 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you are staying healthy and calm during these uncertain times.  I am so thankful for papercrafting during this global stress.  I especially like immersing myself in all the pretty papers and colors of spring, and today's layout is no exception.  Let's take a peek!

Spring Girl

Last fall I created a layout with the Autumn Windowpanes, so when I saw the new Spring Windowframe cut file (link coming soon!), I knew I would use it right away.  So I sized it to about 10" x 10" and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  JustNick Studio cut files can be used on just about any electronic cutting machine too.

I took another sheet of white textured cardstock and opened my Prima Tropicals watercolors to make droplets of color on the background.  While that dried, I backed most of the flowers in the Windowframe cut file with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray papers - such vibrant and pretty colors!

I layered the photo of my daughter using several patterned papers, and then adhered the Spring Windowframe to my background, then added my layered photo on top.  I used chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to frame the bottom right corner of my layout as well as sprinkled some more around the windowframe.

For my title, I combined two cut files to create a banner.  It's easy to mix and match a font with another cut file to create a custom title!  First, pull your background shape for as many letters as you need - I used the pennant banner from Banner Essentials.  Then choose your alpha cut file (I used Type It Font Alpha) and copy the letters into the file.  I changed the color of the alphas from black to yellow so I could see exactly where I wanted them.  Next, choose each banner and letter together, right click, and choose "Make Compound Path".  You can do this technique with an infinite number of cut files and alphas for custom titles!

Once I cut the banner, I backed them with white cardstock.  I pulled "girl" from the Girl Flower cut file, cut it from white textured cardstock, and adhered it to the banner.

Here are the cut files I used for today's layout.

Spring Windowframes

I hope this spring-y layout inspires you to create today, and to create your own custom titles!

Have a good and calm week.

Majken