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You are my happy | Monique Liedtke September 13, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Monique here with you today. For this week's "Words/Phrases" assignment I chose the "You are my happy" cut file as it was perfect to scrap these fun photos of my daughter posing in a huge Starbucks cup:

Last October my daughter went on vacation with her friends and was instructed to send me a lot of fun photos and this was one of them. As she adores coffees from Starbucks, both warm and cold, this "You are my happy" cut file was just what these photos needed! 

The "Cream and Sugar" collection I used is from my favorite manufacturer "Doodlebug Design". I just love the bright colors, fun prints and the adorable die-cuts and doodle-pops in this collection.  

I sized the cut file to fit my 12" x 12" paper and cut it from the "Sugar Doodles" paper. I love how it turned out:

To adhere the cut file on my page I used just a tiny bit of adhesive and added a little machine stitching here and there both so it won't fall off later-on and to add a bit of extra texture to my page. 

This is it from me today. The "You are my happy" cut file is perfect for so many occasions, I'm sure I'll use it again and again. Don't forget to check out all the words and phrases cut files in the JustNick store. If you use one on your layout too then don't forget to share it either on our facebook page or tag us on Instagram

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique


All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!

Majken


#funtimes #captured April 10, 2017 07:57 1 Comment

This week on the blog we are focusing on using sentiment and phrase cut files.  I created this boyish page, so I wanted something to go along with the theme, and I thought the hashtags cut file was a good match. But this file could be used with so many type of page.

Hashtags 1

 

I used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this page.  On the background, I cut out a large diamond shape from a piece of patterned paper with diamonds on it. I wanted to mimic an argyle pattern, so I machine stitched and hand stitched some larger diamonds to the right.  

 

 

I fussy cut out some of the smaller diamonds and scattered them on the page.

Just a few layers around my photo and some splatters on the background, too.

 I also used the negative space of the diamond to write my journaling and scattered a few more embellies around the page.

 

Take a browse through the shop and check out all the great phrases and fonts available!