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.)

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.

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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