Sunshine on my Mind | Majken Pullin - combining cut files August 17, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I think my layout today is the tail end of our Summer/Travel theme projects.  I combined two JustNick cut files to create a fun summery layout.

I started with the Sunshade Background and scaled it to 11"x11".  Next I opened Sunshine On My Mind and copied the "Sunshine" over to my cut file.  I sized the word to fit within the frame and then welded it so the "S" and "E" would be attached to it. Here's what it looked like in Silhouette Studio:

I used the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my project. Isn't the ombre rainbow background paper just beautiful?

I originally was stuck trying to figure out if I should back the letters in "Sunshine" or let the paper show through. Ultimately, I was inspired by my friend Heather to follow the ombre/rainbow colors of the background and back them with matching papers.

To do that, I released the compound path of the letters, then removed the inside part of each letter.  And then I spaced them out on my mat so I could cut them all at once on different patterned papers. Here is what that looks like in Silhouette Studio:

I was inspired by the "Sunshine on my Mind" title, so I used some alpha stickers to create the "on my mind".

I also sewed around the frame, and I sprinkled some matching stickers and ephemera along the "Sunshine". I put several matching enamel dots between the sunrays and "sunshine" to match the ombre colors.

Other than my photo area, I left the sunshine rays to stand on their own.

I hope this has inspired you to mix and match your cut files to create unique ones for your projects!

Here are the JustNick Studio cut files I used today:

Sunshine on my mind

Sunshade background

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Majken