January 7, 2015

Saving Your Scraps & Getting The Most From Your Digital Cut Files

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to save my scraps and that I love to stretch my scrapbook products to the max! You just never know when you might need those scraps!

Today, I'm sharing two layouts that I made using an Elle's Studio Digital Cut File. One layout uses the die cut shapes and the other uses the left over scraps! 

Saving Your Scraps & Getting The Most From Your Digital Cut Files - A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

If I'm trying to save paper, I will place all of the cut file images as close together as possible. I knew I had more winter/snow pictures to scrap so while I was getting ready to cut the snowflakes with my Silhouette Cameo, I thought it would be fun to strategically place them to create a fun design that could be used as a background on another page.

Snowflakes Saving Your Scraps and Getting the Most from your Digital Cut Files 17turtles

As you can see, in the layout on the left, I used the snowflakes as simple shapes to help embellish the snow theme of my page. I used the left over "scrap" to create a fun background image for my other layout.

The digital cut file that I used to create these layouts is the Elle's Studio November Digital Cut File for these layouts. As you can see though, any simple shape would work perfectly for this technique.

Elle's Studio November Digital Cut File

Here are the layouts close up so that you can see the details a little more. I stuck with a really simple color theme for both pages...white and blue. I think it really helped the photos pop and I love how it looks like the snow is really falling all around my husband!

Let It Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

Let It Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

Let It Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

Let It Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

For this page, I placed a darker colored blue paper behind the openings created by cutting out the snowflakes. It really helped to make the image pop, along with the addition of a few other embellishments that were similar in color.

Snow Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

Snow Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

Snow Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring digital cut file by Elle's Studio

So how do you like to use your scraps? Have any tips to share with me? I'd love to hear about them!
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

7 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the snowflakes!!!!!

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  2. Fabulous pages - love how you used both the cut dies and the paper left over!

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  3. Brill pages...brill idea--- LOOOVE that blue pp...so fits with the snow thing.......& I ADORE the stitching on your Milo page....works a treat!!!!! I'm not gonna say how long it is since I've used my Cameo....you'd hit me. Severely ;)!!!!!

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  4. Love the stitching on the snowflakes. The color scheme is my favorite!

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  5. Great layouts, Juliana, and I love Danny's toque :)

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JULIANA