Thursday, February 12, 2015

Die Cutting Feature with Crate Paper

Hello and good morning! Jen Chapin here and today I am excited to be introducing my new monthly series for Crate Paper. Whether it is punches, an electronic die cutting machine or a manual die cutter, I love incorporating die cuts into my scrapbooking projects. Today, using the new Confetti collection by Maggie Holmes, I am going to share two creative ideas for incorporating die cuts on 12x12 scrapbook pages.

The first page is a very simple die cut. I used my Silhouette machine to cut a large 9 inch circle from the center of a sheet of white cardstock. In the negative space, I placed patterned paper strips, chipboard, ephemera and chipboard from the Confetti collection.

As you can see, this line is birthday themed but I have effectively used it for a page about my little boy. The key is to pull elements that are neutral themed and incorporate those into your layout.

 I also added machine stitching around the edge of the circle for some added texture. I love all the die cuts and paper peeking through!

 You can also see here how I have actually placed the white cardstock on foam adhesive. This adds some fun dimension to the page which is even more impressive in real life.

Another closeup of some of the fun embellishments in this collection! Those 3D die cuts are my fave.

I also thought I would share a little of the die cut and vellum pieces with you. The phrases are so much larger in real life than they look online and I am excited to use them as I think they will make great titles for 12x12 pages.

You can see a bit of the gold foiling here which is just gorgeous. I love the pops of black as well.

For this page, I used a linked circles die cut in white cardstock. I added it to a 12x12 sheet of yellow striped paper from the Confetti collection.

As you can see, I had a lot of fun filling in the circles with punched paper, chipboard, stickers and buttons. I also used one of the pretty gold bow clips from this collection.

I was also able to incorporate the chipboard banner and thought it was the perfect touch for a birthday layout. And I added a little gold thread to my pink button.

I hope you have enoyed the inspiration! Hopefully you will try some of these techniques soon!


Michelle t said...

Great layouts. I love the intricate die cutting. Circles are awesome elements on layouts too. Michelle t

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

Both your pages turned out gorgeous! Die-cuts are my favorite too! :)