Saturday, 23 July 2016

Die Cut Layout Using Belle & Boo

Hi all,
A smaller layout to share today using the Belle & Boo collection by Trimcraft. They actually shared this on their Facebook page the other day and it made me super happy :)

I've seen a lot of layouts like this on Pinterest, with shapes die cut from the background paper and patterned paper placed behind. Problem is, they are all 12x12 and most people including myself can't afford a large die cutting machine. Oh, how I'd love a Cameo! 
However, there's no reason why it can't be done on a smaller layout. 

The back of the layout looks like this. I cut my paper to 8x8" and using my trusty compass (literally the only thing I took from GCSE Maths!) I drew a circle around the outside, measured the depth of the largest of the Xcut mini hearts dies, then drew a smaller circle just smaller than this... this is getting hard to explain, you're probably best looking at the picture below... I then die cut hearts all the way around and used a smaller heart die to cut smaller ones in the centre. It helps to stick the die down with a little masking tape to stop it moving around in your machine. Make sure the side with the lines on it is on the back of your layout, unless you fancy a lot of rubbing out....

Then stick patterned paper behind the apertures.

You can use a small photo on the layout but instead I wanted to use some of the Belle & Boo decoupage. It's so pretty! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily xx



4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout and love the patchwork effect.

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  2. Hi Emily this is a gorgeous layout. It is just fab. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. Thank you for your comments :)

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