July 4, 2013

Howdy Sunshine | Free Cut Files

Happy 4th of July everyone!!! To celebrate this special day, I have a set of FREE cut files to share with you! This set was inspired by our horse Woody, who just recently rejoined our family after our move to Ohio. I had a few photos in my stash that I hadn't scrapped yet and with him arriving I knew I would have more soon, so I wanted to make some images that I could use on some upcoming layouts. However, after I made them I couldn't wait to use them so I created a couple layouts to share with you today.

Howdy Sunshine


Both of the layouts use these cut files and the Pinwheel Collection by Lily Bee. The colors and patterns in this collection seemed perfect to mix with these photos. All of the photos are from about two years ago, but never fear, I have plenty more to scrap.  I just haven't gotten around to scrapping them all just yet!

For my first layout, I wanted a photo of Woody to be the focus, so I cut a couple of horseshoes from kraft cardstock and then used the Howdy and Sunshine title pieces to frame the photo. I then finished it off with some Studio Calico wood veneer stars and Paper Bakery Flair!

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoes and howdy sunshine title

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoes and howdy sunshine title detail

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoes and howdy sunshine title detail

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Lily Bee; Cardstock: American Crafts and Jillibean Soup; Flair: Paper Bakery; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Stickers: Lily Bee

On this second layout I created a frame for my layout by cutting small strips from the red herringbone patterned paper. I then mounted the photos on a piece of yellow Bo Bunny cardstock and added buttons to each corner. I wanted the horseshoe border to have a bit more dimension so I cut it out twice and the layered the two cuts using double sided foam tape.

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoe border and cowboy title

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoe border and cowboy title detail

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoe border and cowboy title detail

Horse Layout using Howdy Sunshine Free Cut File by Juliana Michaels with horseshoe border and cowboy title detail

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Lily Bee; Cardstock: Bo Bunny, Jillibean Soup and American Crafts; Twine: The Twinery; Stickers: Lily Bee


If you would like to see another way to use these cut files, you can hop over to Katrina Hunt's blog. She used the stars from this set on a fabulous layout that she created for GCD Studios. I really like how her layout shows the versatility of this set of cut files and how they don't have to be used just for horses!!!

I am happy that you stopped by and I hope you enjoy this new set of cut files. I'd love to see what you all are creating with them...you can share them here or on my Facebook page!

12 comments:

  1. Love these layouts and Woody is such a handsome horse!
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  2. Wowwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous! I love love love love the colors, the photos and loving the horseshoes!!! Happy 4th!!!

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  3. Fabulous layouts - love the photos and the horseshoes! Cool pages!

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  4. Thanks for the file! Great pages you made with them - love all the Lily Bee. :)

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  5. Great designs and beautiful horse! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. love the horse/cowboy themed layouts!! fabulous!!

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  7. The layouts are fantastic and thank you for the cut file!

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  8. These are so cute Juliana, and I love how you used them on your layouts!

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  9. Thanks for the cutting file. I have been wanting something like this for our riding photos.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE how you've put together the mix of papers here, Juliana! And gorgeous use of the krafty die cuts! These are adorable!

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  11. Gorgeous Julianna! I just love how you included what a warmup consists of with a horse. I know too many people who just don't warm up and cool down their athletes correctly. It is a shame, too. Horses are such great companions and part of my soul! Two of the greatest horses I ever road were PRCA roping horses. They were amazing athletes and what a treat to be asked by their owner to warm them up and cool them down. He told me it gave them a different outlook on their workouts. He did everything possible to make sure their minds were on something different then roping a calf to keep them fresh and love their job. TFS!

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JULIANA