Hi Creative Friends,

Here today with a quick share… my latest creation using my new CUT to YOU Cut files!  This project came together really quickly and easily with the help of one of the Background designs and a super sweet little pic of my little miss from a few years back.


For this project, I began with the ‘Flower Bed Background’ Custom cut file, yes, this is the exact file you will receive if you are one of my Custom cut ladies who doesn’t own a Silhouette machine.  This is one of our many background designs, created to fully fill the background of your 12 x 12 page. This design has a nice blend of white areas which can be coloured and cut out space for you to add your paper backing.

I began by backing the file with three colours.  I’ve used green for the leaves, dark pink for the larger flowers and a pretty grey and white spot for the smaller flowers.  These shapes are pretty easy to back so if you’re new to it, this would be an ideal cut file to work with.

I positioned on my page on an angle, with the largest flower running from the bottom right-hand side up to the top corner.  I trimmed off the bottom ‘ground’ section as I knew this would be where my photo would end up and then went about the trickier task of adding some stitching details.  I’ve stitched along the flower stems and through the centre of the two main leaves.  I just love the added detail stitching adds to a cut file.

At this point the page was really coming together, all I had left to do was mount my photo in coordinating colours, and add some simple embellishments.  I’ve gone with a sweet bow at the top of my photo and a paper flower.  I’ve also added some chipboard pieces and a few pretty little butterflies to live in my paper flower bed.  This is what I love so much about the background cut files I have designed…. once you get them locked into place, your page is almost done!

I just love love love how this turned out, its a really clean and simple look that anyone can achieve but it is really effective too.

All of my designs are available as Downloadable files as well as Custom Cut files for those ladies who don’t own a Silhouette machine.  I will personally cut them for you at HQ and ship anywhere in AUS/NZ.  Visit the website for more info.

Also, be sure to pop by the Facebook group – CUT to YOU HQ for more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files.

Until next time,

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