Using a Background Cut File with Mixed Media

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! This is Megan and I have a layout to share with you today that I used the free monthly cut file on.

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I really loved this cut file and new I just had to used it on an artsy layout. I wanted to do something different with it besides backing it with patterned paper so I decided to pull out my Shimmerz Sprays.

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I started out by spraying my Shimmerz Paints mists on the cut file. The colors I used were Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, Snow Way Man Vibez, No Yolking Coloringz, Bed of Roses Spritz, and Moody Mauve Coloringz.

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In this little cluster I used some chipboard, wood veneer and a button from Paige Evans’ Take me away collection as well as the new 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix from the shop.

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I made a little sequin pocket with a mini glassine bag.

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I used the top part of the glassine bag in this top right corner for a 3rd cluster with some of the sequins.

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I had so much fun layering papers from a few different collections behind the photo.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great scrappy Sunday!

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December Daily: Filler Page

Hello SMS fans!! This is Megan and I am excited to share this filler page I made for my December Daily album. I have been doing this month long project for the last 2 years and I have LOVED it! This will be my third year. I am super excited to get scrapping and keep up with this project this month.

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I started out with this project thinking I was going to make this filler page part of my Day 2 layout spread. I decided towards the middle of making it that I wanted to make this page into just a filler. I’ve seen people do this in their albums and loved the idea. I thought it would be fun to document our favorite holiday movies. There are 5 of us in our family so I asked everyone to pick their favorite movie and wrote it down on the page.

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To make this page I used a cinch album kit from Heidi swap that I got on super clearance at Michaels. I thought it would be fun to include random pieces in my album this year. This was the cover for the album I bought and loved that it had a hole in the top. I quickly decided that would be the spot for a sequin pocket.

I used a medium glassine bag from the store to hold my sequins. I spent a long time shaping it to fit the circle and then finally used hot glue to keep it stuck down. The sequin mix I used in the pocket was one of my favorites from the shop, Holly Berries. I really LOVE the colors in this mix!! It’s not only the traditional red and greens for Christmas so it’s very versatile.

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I embellished the bottom of the page with a green ribbon and a chipboard candy cane border piece. I kept this page simple and clean and I love how it turned out!!

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I put this cute little sticker down in the bottom right hand corner with a little red enamel dot for a little more embellishment.

I have a process video for you that I will post on my YouTube channel later today! I hope you’re having a great december so far!!

 

What about Wednesday: Sequin Pocket Love!

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Hello again and happy Hump Day!! I hope your week is going great so far! This is Megan and I am excited to be back again today with you to share another layout. For this one I wanted to make a layout with a sequin pocket in a different way that I haven’t tried yet. I’ve used glassine bags and I’ve also used foam and a sheet of plastic. Let’s jump right into my layout!!

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I had so much fun making this layout!! I wanted to use a few different sequin mixes for the little tag pocket. I went with some of the new fall mixes, Autumn Joy and Falling Leaves. I also used A Day in the Woods. These 3 sequin mixes are so fun to use with fall photos!!

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The sequin pocket was so easy to make! I grabbed one of the tags from the shop and some vellum I had on hand. I placed the sequins I wanted on the tag, put glue on all 4 sides of the vellum and then placed it on top of the tag. For a better idea, you can watch my process video below. I show you how I make it in the video.

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I think this little cluster is my favorite on this layout, and it might be because of that adorable little clock!! I need to do research on what day these photos were taken and then I will stamp it on the label in this cluster.

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I really love the cute cork stars you can find in the shop! They put the finishing touches on this smaller cluster in the top right corner.

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Here’s another view of this cluster of labels and fun ephemera. You can also see the Shimmerz Texturez I used in Gold Mine on the edge of the layout, right next to the photo mat.

I also made a process video to go along with this layout. You can find it on my YouTube channel or below:

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you can find time to create something great! Make sure to visit us on facebook in our group here. And if you make a purchase you can use the code Megan15 to get 15% off anything in the store at anytime. Also, for the month of October, you can use code MOVE35 to receive 35% off!! Woohoo!

I hope you have a great rest of your week!

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June’s Special Guest is….

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…..SpiegelMom herself!!  Hey everyone, Jody here today and I’m your guest designer this lovely month of June!  I thought it would be fun in preparation for the SpiegelMom Scraps 6 year anniversary month in July to hang out on the blog more this month so you can get to know me better.

So, here’s a little about me!  I’m Jody!  I’m a full time workin’ Mama with a super busy family life and some crazy kiddos!  I’ve been a crafter since I was a little girl and but really dove into this hobby in about 2003.  I went to my first Stampin Up! workshop with my BFF Jenn and was hooked.  From there I quickly fell in love with scrapbooking and never looked back.  I was an independent consultant for Memory Works from 2006 until they closed their doors in 2013.  I was on their Design Team and loved so many things about that company!  

In 2010 I started SpiegelMom Scraps and ran my business on Etsy for several years, connecting with so many wonderful crafters all over the world!  From there, I was one of the founders of Clique Kits and fell even more in love with this hobby.  My time were was an amazing journey.  Last February I stepped down as I had to move forward with many things in my family life and SMS. Now, things are busy as ever and I’m looking forward to this summer! 

My family will be moving this summer and I’m very excited to get into our new home!  I can’t wait to set up my craft studio, video filming & photography area and the kids craft area!!  Besides my kitchen, that area will be my favorite place in our home!  I’ll give you a tour after it’s done!  

Ok my friends, enough about me for today and on with my layout!  Today I’m sharing one of a few layouts I created with the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection.  I used the pretty ombre teal background as my base and cut a bunch of those beautiful butterflies from The Cut Shoppe!  I’ve really been trying to stretch my papers lately and cut files make it so easy!!  This awesome file is from the Love Everlasting cut file collection, which you can find here. I think my favorite thing about the butterflies is how the cut file compliments the stained glass in my photo. 

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I used this lovely cut file to compliment the entire feel of the photo & layout. Besides that, I wanted to emphasize the word ‘you’ so I painted on some Dazzlerz texture paste in Coral Me Crazy and love how it turned out! 

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Here’s a close up of the glassine bag sequin pocket I created as a photo matte. I love how the glassine bag softens the sequins just enough ❤️

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Here are some other fabulous places to find yourself some FREE cut files.  

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Clique Kits

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For those that don’t have a Silouette or other digital cutting machine, be sure to check out Crafty Jen Schow’s YouTube channel also!  She’s talks about using the files even without those machines. Here’s a link to a video that talks about print and cut files HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog tonight! I hope you’ll check out the other sites & products linked in this post.  

Do something creative tonight!

Jody