Hey ACOT fans! It's Ashley, and I'm here today with a new layout in my Traveler's Notebook using the Heart collection from Simple Stories. I have always been a big fan of 12x12 layouts, but the Traveler's Notebook size has become a favorite too. I love that I can create layouts in one notebook, and not have to worry about storing 12x12 albums! And the smaller size is super cute, too!!
I recently picked up the Simple Stories Heart collection from the ACOT store. It has a sympathy/remembrance theme, but you can also use it for everyday layouts. I thought it would work great on a masculine layout. I used the teal grid side of the My Heart patterned paper as the background for my TN layout. I cut two pieces at 4.25x8.25 to fit inside the TN insert. Then I decided to create a cut file to layer over the background. I went with hearts because it's one of my favorite shapes, and I love backing them with patterned papers. I backed most of the hearts with papers from the 6x8 paper pad. And, I am sharing the Heartbreaker Cut File that I created for my layout, as a FREE DOWNLOAD:
Once I finished backing the cut file, I machine stitched down the center of all the hearts, before adding it to the background. I decided to change my photo black & white, because I knew it would create a nice contrast with all of the colors in the background. Then I finished my layout, by adding some ephemera and chipboard pieces clustered on the sides of my photo.
Even though I am working with a smaller size in the Traveler's Notebook, I love that I was still able to incorporate my favorite elements and techniques into the layout. I used a cut file that I backed with a mix of patterned papers, added texture with machine stitching, and brought in dimension with chipboard pieces and a bit of dimensional foam behind my photo. Have you tried this fun size yet? There are some awesome Traveler's Notebook products in the A Cherry on Top store, like notebook inserts and fun Traveler's Notebook covers. Make sure you stop by to check them out, and take a look at the Simple Stories Heart collection while you're there!!
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Sketch Challenge - Week 144:
Good morning! I am delighted to be guest blogging for A Cherry on Top today and sharing a scrapbook page I designed for this amazing store!
I have owned a Silhouette Cameo for years but only recently discovered (and started using!) background cut files. This technique can be time consuming, but the results are always stunning. There are many designers offering beautiful background cut files but for today’s layout, I created my own in the Silhouette Studio software. I am also offering the file for download to all the A Cherry on Top customers! You can find a link to the file below.
I cut these awesome stars from Bazzill textured white cardstock then backed each one with pattern paper from Simple Stories’ Sunshine and Blue Skies collection. This new collection is perfect for scrapbooking summer, beach, and resort photos! The lush pastels with bold pops of navy and green perfectly compliment my Omni Resort Orlando photo. I also used the Sunshine and Blue Skies sticker pack to add florals, labels, and word stickers.
To add a bit of shimmer and shine to my layout I used glitter puffy Thickers and gold foil stickers from Crate Paper’s Wild Heart collection. The enamel dots are from Shimelle’s Head in the Clouds collection.
Creating this layout took longer than expected because my Silhouette was acting up and wouldn’t cut the cardstock all the way through. After spending four days troubleshooting, I want to offer a few tips on making clean cuts with your electronic die cutting machine:
Star Background Cut File: (Personal use only)
Make sure to download the Star Background cut file I created and post your layouts in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
-Guest Writer Erin Taylor (Check out her Instagram for more inspiration!)
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