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Emilie Chamel – Guest Designer – Smile – XOXO cutfile

Hi everybody! I am back to share with you my second layout as a guest Designer for the month of March for Pretty My Page and once again I have a process video available for you on my YouTube Channel here.

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For this layout I chose to work with the XOXO cut file (pre-cut here) as I knew it would take the main focus of the layout and would limit the amount of embellishments I would need to use. I backed-up all the Os with colourful paper scraps. What a great way to use-up the bits of paper we have leftover!

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I then stamped some XOs on the the cutfile with small alpha stamps and stamped some bigger XOs in the same colours as my papers to use as extra embellishments.

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I mounted my cut-file onto my page with sticky foam pads to create volume and depth. Next I added my photograph and some embellishments around my page. I finished off by adding some stitching to create texture.

I love that this cut-file drove the story of this layout and allowed me to follow a directive without having to think to much.

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I hope you found some inspiration here on using your cut-files and don’t hesitate to have a look at the process video for more detail on how my layout came together!

Emilie xxx

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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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