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Hello Darling – Noughts and Crosses Cut File

Good morning crafters! I was about to post this layout as a Throwback Thursday when I realised I had never actually posted it here on the blog because it was created before the website! This quick layout uses the “Noughts and Crosses” cut file (pre-cut available here.)

Hello darling 1 - Hello Darling - Noughts and Crosses Cut File

This was a really quick layout to put together and it’s one of the easiest ways of using a cut file – not every design needs back-filling or complicated reconstruction.

I really wanted to use a large piece of the floral paper from Crate Paper’s Girl Squad with this very old picture of our cat Emmie sitting on my baby bump. Its a bold print with the black in the background so using the white cut file as another layer helps to push it back slightly and make it less overwhelming.

Hello darling 2 1 - Hello Darling - Noughts and Crosses Cut File

Mounting the layout on a white border also helps to contain the black background and again this serves to lessen the overwhelm. I often use borders on my layouts and I tend to use the negative edges of the cut files for this purpose which is why I also include this part when I post out pre-cut files. It’s a great way to avoid waste and add another layer and design element to the layout.

Like Laura uses little stickers, my layouts don’t feel finished without a border most of the time. What’s your must have element on your layouts?

Bye for now!


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