Hello there, friends! Enza here again with a mini tutorial on how to transform a printable into a cut file.
Whenever I come across a scrapbook collection I’ve never used before, I look at all the papers and elements to see if there is anything that speaks to me. By “speak to me” I mean any details, quotes, or designs I want to base my project on. The Luminary collection is perfection, with its warm colors and beautiful patterns. I wanted to use all the bits and pieces I could, so I decided to make a 12×12 inch scrapbook page with it.
The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful quote “Shine, Darling. That’s all”. I loved the font, the saying, and I knew I had the perfect picture to go with it. My daughter turned ten this year. She is such a sweet, bright soul. I wanted to document her birthday and wish her the best.
As always, I used my trusted Silhouette Cameo to create the title. My goal was to have a big title that showed the meaning of the layout at once.
I enlarged the quote to make it easier to trace. Then selected the whole area and played with the High Pass Filter until every single word showed as a solid yellow.
Once I had the cut file ready, I made it even bigger, so it would take half of the page. Mine measures 6in by 7in approximately.
Finally, the elements. How gorgeous are those flowers! I’m in love! You can read about how I use the print and cut feature here in my previous post Hybrid Scrapbooking | A Mini Book.
Here is my final layout:
And some close ups:
As you can see, I’ve backed up my cut file with some of the beautiful papers in the collection.
I love adding clusters here and there.
And that is it, friends! I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial and will give it a try. The Luminary collection, as well as any other collections by Sahin Designs, is versatile and beautiful. There is so much to choose from!
Once you have a chance to read the article I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic in the comments section below.
How would you like to use die cuts in your scrapbooking layouts and projects?