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3 Cut Files & 3 Cards

Hey friends, it’s Elsie back again with some new card inspo for you! Since I’ve had an electronic die-cutting machine, backing cut files has become one of my all-time favourite techniques! I find the process really relaxing and therapeutic, it’s the perfect crafty thing to do when you need some down time.

So for these three cards I decided to spend some time backing some gorgeous files created by designer extraordinaire Paige Evans! Let me talk you through each card…elsie-aug15-cards-1For the first card I used this Ice Cream Cone cut file. I backed the cone with a peach paper with gold foil polkadots from the 12×12 Pick-Me-Up paper pad and I used various shades of pink to back the ice cream part, to create the look of a yummy raspberry ripple flavour!

I drew, then cut and stitched a banner shape from white cardstock to create a place where I could add the sentiment. We’ve been having a heatwave in the UK recently, and so I used the mini foam thickers to spell out ‘Stay Cool’, which I thought would create a very relevant card to brighten up a friend’s day who has not been loving her daily non-airconditioned Tube rides in London!elsie-aug15-cards-4Next I used this sail boat cut file. I created a nautical-themed layout fairly recently (you can find it here), so I knew I wouldn’t use this cut file on a layout any time soon, but I still wanted to use it on a project!

I backed this cut file with the A and B sides of my favourite paper in Pick Me Up: paper 23. Again I used the mini foam thickers to spell out my sentiment ‘bon voyage’, and for an extra bit of whimsy I used some of the small puffy stickers to embellish the phrase!elsie-aug15-cards-2And finally I used this crab cut file for my last card. To back this file I had to dig into my stash a little because I wanted the crab to primarily be orange. Whilst there is some orange/red patterns in the Pick-Me-Up and Wild Child collections, it featured much more prominently in Oh My Heart, so I used a few patterns from that. If you don’t have any Oh My Heart stash left, you can always find it in the AC Digitals store.

elsie-aug15-cards-3The sentiment I wanted to use for this card was quite long, so I used the Pick-Me-Up alpha stamp with some black ink to spell it out. I stamped it onto a piece of pattern paper the same width as the crab’s claws so I could make it look like the crab was holding up the sentiment!

elsie-aug15-cards-5I adhered all of the cards onto a standard card and cut them into the same shapes as the cut files, which I think creates a really fun and impactful look!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

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One Response to "3 Cut Files & 3 Cards"

  • Pooja
    August 15, 2018 - 8:05 am

    These are fun cards !! I loved the shapes and cheerful colors !