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Dream Big | Laureen Wagener April 12, 2017 07:00
Hi cut file fans -
today it's Laureen back on the blog featuring a new layout using a gorgeous cut file from the store - Dream Big.
It was my task to finish up a project focusing on word art or phrases from the store - which belong to my favorites!!
I just got some new Altenew stamps and wanted to incorporate them into my new layout, they were the perfect little add-on to my minimal layout. I just am loving how this one came together and turned out!
I let my Silhouette draw the design for me and then pierced holes all around - and then same procedure as always - just stitch with white thread and your needle.
The design stitching was rather quick and easy and then it was time to embellish.
As I already said, I wanted to keep it to a minimum to really focus on my stitching and the word art, so I just stamped three flowers, stems and black and white accents and arranged them in a triangle - which finished off my page.
I hope you enjoyed this and like the layout -
I will be back on the blog later this month!
Happy crafting -
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Some people | Laureen Wagener January 26, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
it's Laureen back with you and I am excited to share my layout for today.
For my layout I used the "Some people" cut file which I had in my library for ages but never got around to use it - until now.
I used my Silhouette to draw it out for me shifted to the left edge and then began piercing holes - a whole lot of tiny holes. After that I used my watercolor pencils in orange, yellow and a nude to fill in the cut file.
Then I searched for thread in matching colors to go along with the colors.
I wanted to trash this a MILLION times during stitching - all those itty bitty spots and it didn't look like anything I had imagined.
After I finished all the stitching I acutally began liking it - this layout really grew on me. Before I started I already knew I would use a big picture on the right and create some sort of border in the middle to cover up the edge of the picture.
I fuzzy cut a lot of florals from the Felicity Jane Maggie kit and layered them in the middle of my page.
At first I thought I would use other embellishments from the kit as well but nothing really felt right so I didn't use any extra embellishments - but I think because of the large amount of stitching and the big picture no embellishments were needed.
I truly hope you enjoyed todays inspiration and bring out your needle -
have a great day!
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Love & Happiness | Laureen Wagener November 29, 2016 07:00
Hi friends -
I hope you had an amazing month of November! I can't even believe that we are that close to December and therefore my favorite month of the year.
For todays layout I still have non- christmas colors going on and you better prepare yourself for a ton of stitching!
I was able to use any of the new November designs for my layout, so I looked through them again and fell in love with the Tapestry background.
I didn't want to just cut it out and back it with different papers, like I love to do, don't get me wrong, I just wanted something else.
My other favorite thing to do with cut files is to stitch them!
I drew the design with my Sketch pen onto cardstock, had my Silhouette cut out different pieces of patterned paper to fill in some of the spaces and then had fun for two days and eight (!!!!) episodes of Desperate Housewives while stitching the entire background design.
For some reason it didn't feel long at all to stitch it, the Doily Background I once stitched took way longer.
I used the Felicity Jane Maggie kit, because some of the colors feel very autumnal to me, even though it was the August kit.
The embellishing for this page was held to a minimun, as I truly wanted the background to shine!
Therefore I only used a few florals and a flair button around my photo and build my title using two of the rubber charms and a wood ampersand.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you will have a great start into the last month of the year!
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Make your own sunshine July 04, 2016 07:00
Superfecta of Cut Files June 07, 2016 07:00
Hey there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share my latest project with you. This week, Nicole has challenged a few of us on the design team to use four or more of the Just Nick digital cut files on our projects! That's quite the superfecta!! It was a challenge for me but I did just that!
To create the above layout, I used the following 4 digital cut files from Just Nick;
This was a bit of a challenge for me as I like the elements on my layouts to have purpose or meaning. There needs to be some relevance to the story, not just elements thrown on there for the sake of having more. Each of the 4 (or more) cut files needed to be on the layout for a reason.
The Let It Shine Background and the "innards" of Radiate combined to make the sun - easy, no problem there. The new font, Script Font, I used a sketch pen with then cut out the outline of the file with my Silhouette for the title. Then the "today" file folder from the File Folders collection served well as a tie in. As the file is cut from a multi colored patterned paper, it served well to tie the multiple elements and colors together.
I love how the title "sunshine" turned out using a sketch pen and then digitally cutting that file! It took a bit of manipulating to get the individual letters to weld but fortunately Nicole leaves lots of "extra" on the letters. This additional swoosh, allows you to either cut or overlap the swoosh of the letters to create a symmetrical word. I can't wait to do this again and use my watercolors or Gelatos within the pen outline!
Today I challenge you to create a layout using 4 or more Just Nick digital cut files on your next project! Thanks for stopping in today!
Birthday Boy September 01, 2015 07:00
The creativity just keeps flowing with the fun backgrounds from JustNick! Today I am going to share with you how I used the Twilight Zone Background on a birthday layout!
I always get a little nervous when I cut something this detailed! It takes awhile to cut and if it gets messed up, who wants to start over. The good news is this cut perfectly on my very first attempt! I had thinner cardstock so I set my blade at a 3 and it didn't tear.
I backed each line of circles with a 3/4 inch strip of patterned paper. That fit perfectly without any overlapping.
To help draw the eye in even more to the pictures I did some hand-stitching. I connected three circles with stitching and it really changed the look of the design! Because of all the busyness I kept things very simple from there, just adding a few stickers and a title.
We got some brand new designs over the weekend - make sure to check them out and snag them to play with this week!