Living the Dream

8:41 PM

Hello! Today I have a fun page about my husband using the gorgeous May kit from Clique Kits! There are so many gorgeous paper and embellishments from the new Amy Tangerine collection, and I wanted to cram them all on every page! I restrained myself, but I did make lots of pages using as many paper as possible, including this one:

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To create this layout, I used the exclusive May background cut file. I decided to manipulate the cut file to suit the design I had in mind, and I have a tutorial showing how you can do this too! Side note: I love this picture of my husband! He came to visit me at work and he ended up with three cups of Starbucks. I just had to take a picture because it was too funny! First, open the cut file in Silhouette Studio.

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Next, click on "Edit Points" button in the top right corner (the arrow with the dots).

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 Once the "Edit Points" button has been selected, click on the point in your cut file that you'd like to delete. It should look something like this:

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 Next, click "Delete Points" until you have the shape you want.

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 This is what I ended up with:

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 By deleting the points around the shapes, I was able to create a background. After I cut it out using my Silhouette, I backed the circles with scraps from my kit.

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 I love manipulating cut files, and I hope you found the explanation helpful. I think it's a great way to get more mileage out of your cut files!

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2 comments

  1. Love how you altered the cut file Allie! It creates such a fun look on your layout!!

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