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Claire Murphy – Once Upon A Time

As part of Alpha Attack series on YouTube, I had this idea for a design of a storybook with using Thickers for the title. I could never hand cut anything that looks like a book. So I used a cut file that will be released in the shop here in November to help bring my ideas to life. I removed the words and made the image bigger so it gave me plenty of space to add in my title.Once upon a time 1 - Claire Murphy - Once Upon A TimeThis cut file would also lend itself to journalling. It would be a great way to tell a story of a photo and would give you a natural position in order to add your journalling.
Once upon a time 2 1 - Claire Murphy - Once Upon A TimeThe cut file can be tricky to stick down however as demonstrated on my YouTube video you can apply the wet glue using a sponge which helps spread it more evenly giving a better result.

I teamed this cut file up with the Amy tangerine Shine On collection and tried to use the space around the photo without covering too much of the cut file. I then added some tiny word stickers outside of the cut file in order to embellish it without detracting from the main book design.
Once upon a time 3 - Claire Murphy - Once Upon A TimeI love how it pops on the black card stock and would even like to try it cut in different colours and mounted on white card stock too. Adding the white doodly border around the edge really helps to add another element of white on the layout whilst also helping to contain it all.

You can check out the video here.

With love and colour x

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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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