February 23, 2015

Multiple Ways To Use The Same Digital Cut File | A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Happy Monday 17turtles Fans! I hope you had a great weekend. I had a wonderful weekend despite the cold weather and snow here in Cleveland. This kind of weather is perfect for staying inside and scrapbooking!

Today, I'm sharing a new layout using a new 17turtles Cut File Y Yes No. 1, that just became available in the 17turtles Shop. I'm also sharing some fun options on how to use this cut file beside how I used it on this layout.

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

I created Y Yes No. 1 so that it could be used in multiple ways to create a fun design for the background of a scrapbook page.  I love the idea of filling in shapes with different colors and patterns. It makes me feel like I'm using more of my stash of papers and in my book, that is always a good thing!

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | Y YES NO. 1

17turtles Digital Cut Files Y Yes 1 Background

As you can see from the image of the cut file above, there are 2 different colors. With ALL 17turtles Cut Files, different colors indicate that there are separate layers. This file has 2 different layers! On the layout that I created, I opened the file in Silhouette and then moved the top layer off to the side so that it would not be cut.

Different colors and different layers with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I then cut the bottom layer darker from a piece of kraft cardstock and used the cut shapes on my layout. To help me position the shapes on my background paper, I used the large negative piece as a template.

For the next step, I switched the layers and placed the top layer onto the mat. I then selected the layer, right clicked and then ungrouped the shapes.

Ungrouping images with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

By ungrouping the shapes, I was then able to use the Fill Color option to play around and help me decide which pieces I wanted to cut from what color of patterned paper. Once I was happy with things,  I deleted the rest of the shapes that I did not want to cut.

Using the Fill Color Option with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I then grouped each of the same colored shapes together and placed them in different corners of the mat. To help save paper, I cut pieces of paper that are just slightly larger than the grouped areas and place the paper onto the mat for cutting in that area. That way, I can cut all of the different colors at the same time.

Grouping and Cutting with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Now, another fun option for this cut file is to use only the bottom layer and throw away the inside cut pieces (or save them for another project). You can then back the openings with different colors and patterns.

17turtles Digital Cut File Y Yes No. 1 Option 1

Another option would be to only use the top layer as a background. You could again, not the inside pieces or you could fill the openings. The cut file really has so many wonderful options!

17turtles Digital Cut File Y Yes No. 1 Option 2

The other cut file that I used on this layout is called Love Always and I used it to create my title.

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | LOVE ALWAYS

17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always

I simply cut the words from white cardstock and then attached them to my layout.

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

So which way would you use the Y Yes No. 1 Cut File? Let me know in the comments below and I'll pick one lucky reader to win the Y Yes No. 1 Cut File!

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And speaking of winning, the winner of the $20 Gift Certificate to My Scraps & More is Rebecca Daly!  Congratulations Rebecca!!!! Please contact me on Facebook so that I can get your contact information.
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7 comments:

  1. Always love your tutorials! You are too darn clever for me! I think I'd use 'em as a cut out look behind the whole page:):)

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  2. Thanks for this great advice!

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  3. Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors and that background you created!!!!!!!!

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  4. Great layout and love the new cut file! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. awesome as always Julianna! Love your tutorials -hoping to get this move over with so I can play with some of your dies!

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