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So Many Cuddles Layout | Diane Williams


I really can’t stop foiling all the things with my Foil Quill and this free cut file from Paige Evans’ Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group was the perfect thing to be foiled! And the silver foil on black cardstock looks SO sparkly and gorgeous, it was begging to have a rainbow background!


After opening the cut file in my Silhouette software, I resized it so it was slightly smaller than a 12×12 piece of cardstock. I then heated up my Foil Quill and added my black cardstock to my cutting mat. I positioned a piece of silver foil over the cardstock and taped it down and then ran it through my Silhouette. After removing the used foil, I then ran it through my Silhouette again, this time using the blade to trim around the design and cut the hole for the frame in the middle.


Before I closed the Silhouette software, I deleted all the parts of the cut file except four of the flowers. I then used the offset tool to create slightly smaller pieces before running Paper 03 from the Horizon collection through my Silhouette again. I kept the main part of the paper to use as my background, adhering my framed photo using craft foam for a bit of dimension. Then I adhered all the little cut flower petals on to my foiled frame.


Once I had my floral pieces glued down, I used their placement to create little clusters of tone-on-tone embellishments from the Pick-Me-Up and Whimsical collections. Puffy stickers and enamel shapes add a different texture, highlight the rainbow colors, and create a visual triangle.


To help the title stand out and not get lost amongst all the color on this layout, I used some little white foam alphas from the Pick-Me-Up collection. Using a small title stops the white from becoming too dominant and fighting with the photo for focus.


I cut a tag shape from white cardstock and ran it through my typewriter, using a pink ribbon because there is already enough black on this layout and I didn’t want to add any more. I added a tiny piece of ribbon from the Turn the Page collection as well.


I adore the combo of silver foil on black cardstock, both really help the photo and the rainbow background pop on this page!


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2 Responses to "So Many Cuddles Layout | Diane Williams"

  • Candy Bryant
    August 30, 2019 - 3:43 pm

    Super clever! Love it and that pup!!!

    • Diane Williams
      September 22, 2019 - 12:24 am

      Thank you so much!