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Awesome – Arrow Mesh Technique Tuesday

It’s my turn to share my arrow mesh layout today which brings our total to 8 different ways of using the same file!

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I used some of the 6×8 papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection to back fill my arrows in different colours. I tried to get a good spread of colours and designs across the cut file while also considering where it would sit on my chosen background.

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I popped the whole cut file up onto foam and stuck it to my layout. I actually did this bit twice as I realised it wasn’t anywhere near straight and my foam tape is NOT forgiving at all so I had to completely start over.

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It was the perfect cut file for pictures of my boy at his birthday treat of paintballing with his friends and it only needed a couple of die cuts and some star sequins to finish it off. Another example of the cut file doing all of the work!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series of all the different ways to use the same cut file to get maximum “bang for your buck”. We’ve had them unbacked, backed with the same papers, backed with different papers, backed with shaker pockets, popped up, laid flat, laid flat with the negatives popped up, off to one side, spread across 2 pages, stitched, positive and negative, phew!! And that’s all on white cardstock!! The possibilities really are endless. Please do tag us on social media if you’ve been inspired by any of the techniques we’ve used in this series, or even if you are just sharing your cut file layouts – it really does make it all worth while.

Happy scrapping!


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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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