Hi everyone! Michelle back here on the blog today to share a new layout featuring one of our exclusive February Cut Files! One of the perks of being a subscriber is that each month our designers create a fun batch of fun and free cut files for those who subscribe to our monthly kits. This month, being February and all, the cut files feature a fun assortment of hearts and I am going to show you how I put the “Welded Hearts” cut file to work on my 9×12 layout!
The February Kits, which just arrived at my house, feature a pretty color palate that I thought would work well for some January pics and I decided to use the [cut file] as a background element for my layout. When deciding on how to use a cut file, I always ask myself a few questions: First, do I want to use it as an embellishment? And second, do I want it to be a background element or do I want it stand out? For this layout, I wanted the cut file to be a background element and act as a more of a “detail” as opposed to a stand out element and that is why I chose to cut it out of the same cardstock that I used as my background paper.
By keeping the cut file the same tone as the background, I kept my photo front and center. Yet despite my simple approach, I added a lot of detail.
If you are interested in using more cut files on your projects, make sure and check out our monthly cut files here! They are a great resource!