Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunshine Fun

Hello Chic Tags fans,  Sherri here today with a little summer lovin' to share with you.

I've had these freebie cut files that Albert created exclusively for Chic Tags sitting in my Silhouette library for sometime now.  This week I was determined to use them on a summery layout.  My oldest daughter was done school earlier than the younger two this year, as exams start about 2 weeks prior to the last day of school for Elementary school kids here.  One afternoon she decided to give a Pinterest idea.  She surprised her sisters with an afternoon snack of homemade, all natural popsicles.  It's not often that she's so thought ful with them, so of course I needed to document the occasion.  Here is how the cut files look on my page.

In case you haven't seen them yet, these are the freebie files I used.
Grab your free files here

I chose three of the four 3x4 cards to cut directly into the background sheet of my layout.  I then created my design around those two cuts.  
I actually used the sunshine card as part of my title, and backed it with a scrap piece of My Mind's Eye paper.  I used side A to fill in the rays of the sun and the grey on side B to back the word "sunshine"
These Bunting Alphabet pennants are one of my favourite Chic Tags sets .  Here I used them to create the second part of my title, stitching them down with my sewing machine.
I backed the "love this" card with the same yellow piece of My Mind's Eye paper.
Once I was finished adding all my bits and pieces to my layout I felt it was still missing something.  To add one final touch and ground the layout I went back to my sewing machine and added a small frame to group everything together.   And voila, a fun little summer memory captured and added to the books.

For those who are not sure how to cut a 3x4 card directly into the background paper of your layout.  I've put together a very simple, and short video for you to follow.  You'll see it's really rather simple to do.  You can check it out here.

Tags used in this project:
Freebie 3x4 cut files
A Camping We Will Go Bunting Alphabet
Everyday Life II Date Tags
Birthday Cake File ATCs
Everyday Life II Month Tags
Everyday Life II Cards

I hope you've been inspired to go and create something beautiful today.


mk said...

Oh I love how you cut directly in to the background of the page! I will watch your tutorial! Awesome layout, Sherri!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the stitching!!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

super cute Sherri!! :) :)

rhonda nickol said...

Thanks so much for the video! Loved your layout!

mommy2alex said...

Love that sun, very cool!

Adrienne Alvis said...

Love this, Sherri! Great use of those files :)

Ashley Horton said...

Sherri this is one of my new favorites!! Love the way you used the cut files!