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Valentine Cut Files

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

Today it is a day to celebrate love and friendship!  We are so grateful to have you as part of our friendly crafty community that we also want to celebrate with you this day.   So we are releasing two new free cut files that are all about love and those special loved ones.

Click on the cut file images below to download yours today!

Word Up FREE cut file at scrapbooknerd.com

Crazy Love cut file FREE at scrapbooknerd.com

 

Our friends over at The Cut Shoppe have created these lovely cut files, exclusively for Scrapbook Nerd, and we love how versatile they can be when creating all those special projects.  Here are just a few samples of what some of our DT has created using the cut files:

Love layout by Joy using the FREE Crazy Love cut file

Joy’s layout combines a few of her favourite things; paint, stamping, gold splatter, and some of her own pattern paper. Joy likes to use old scrapbooking paper and gives a new life with acrylic paint, stencils and other mediums. She used that paper behind the LOVE word for a graffiti look.
Love layout by Joy using the FREE Crazy Love cut file
Using the Luck Stars dies from My Favorite Things Joy die cut the stars from some POW gold glitter paper. When cutting this paper you will need to use a shim as it does have a thin plastic backing on it. The stamping on this layout uses an old Hero Arts Music background stamp.
Love layout by Joy using the FREE Crazy Love cut file
Joy used Gold Heidi Swapp Gold Lame and some coordinating Dina Wakley Blackberry paint for the splatter on this page.

 

Nathalie used the Crazy Love to document a selfie gone wrong on her page:

Nathalie's Page

 

She welded the “XO” image a few times to create her background, and then used Pebbles’s Forever My Always collection to back the cut-out, and add some small details to the page.

Nathalie's Page Detail

 

She added a bit of hand stitching to each of the hearts inside the “O”s and then brought a bit more of that sparkle to the page using some Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze and an Echo Park (Beach Towel) stencil to the background.

This page is filled with small details, that complement that sweet picture of Nathalie’s baby stealing a kiss from dad!.

 

We hope that the free cut files and the samples our DT have provided inspire you to create a special project about or for your loved ones.   Remember to tag/link Scrapbook Nerd whenever you use this project and share it on social media;  we would love to see what you create with these files.

Stop by the Scrapbook Nerd store to pick your free copy of these files, and to check all the new goodies that are arriving daily at the store’s shelves!

Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

Joy’s supply list;
White cardstock
Pattern paper both a & b sides – Be yourself Basic Grey
Heidi Swapp – Gold Color Shine
POW Glitter Paper – Gold
My Favourite Things – Lucky Stars die
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint – Ocean, Sky & Blackberry

Nathalie’s supply list;
Pebbles Always My Forever collection
Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze
Caroline Gold Foil Foam Thickers
Beach Towel stencil
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Paper Rosettes for Valentine’s Day

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

We hope that you all spent time with your loved ones today <3

Since today is all about love, i set to create a project using paper rosettes.   I was inspired by the embellishments from Crate Paper’s Heart Day collection, to use rosettes in a layout.  So i am giving  my Cameo the day off, and instead pulled out some strong glue, and some knock out punches for this tutorial.

For the paper rosettes created for this project you will need paper strips of 1×12 in dimension, or if you are working with 6×6 paper pad all you have to do is glue to strips of 1x 6 in together (at about 1/4in from one of the short edges on one side only).

 

This step is optional:   To create a more embellished edge on your rosette, cut strips of about 1.5 to 2 in in width, and use a punch or knock outs to create a border.

 

 

If you have a scoring board then create scoring lines on the strip at about 1/4 in intervals.   In my case, I used my paper trimmer’s scoring attachment to create the score lines.

 

 

The strip of paper will look like an accordion after all the scoring has been completed.

 

 

Now using strong glue, or silicone glue (hot glue) simply join the edges short edges together.  In some cases you might have to tuck in one of the folds to achieve a perfect accordion circle.

 

 

You will also need a small square or circle scrap of about 3/4 in  to help keep the rosette together.   Make sure you have your choice of glue ready at this stage (i used Scotch tacky glue to keep the rosette together, until i could reach the glue gun).

 

Now using your fingers apply some pressure to the center of the accordion circle, until the accordion collapses into what resembles a circular fan.    Make sure that the small piece of paper is ready to be glued to the center of the fan.

 

Using the glue of your choice ( i would recommend silicone glue) attach the small piece of scrap paper to the close center of the rosette (preferably in the back), and hold it in place until the glue has completely dried.  You could also add the small piece of paper to the front of the rosette, in that case, make sure it is cut into a small circle or figure, as it will become the center point of the paper rosette.

 

 

To complete the rosette (this is optional), add a small piece of decorative paper, a brad, an enamel shape, stickers, buttons or what you chose to the center of the rosette.
These rosettes are super easy to create, and are easy to use in cards, layouts, and general crafts.

 

Since we are on Valentine’s Day, I used papers from Simple Stories’ “Love and Adore” collection,  and Crate Paper’s “Heart Day” & ” Snow and Cocoa” collection to build the rosettes.  I picked different papers that had a lot of pink in them.

 

I chose to put the neutral (black and white rosettes) at the bottom of the cut-out heart shape on the layout, and added the pink rosettes on top of the black and white ones.   In addition, I chose to just add centers to the rosettes that will be more prominent on the layout.

 

 

I only filled one half of the heart with rosettes, and used the other half to document a picture of my hubby and I on our 16th wedding anniversary.  Here is the final layout:

 

 

The rosettes bring a festive look to the page, and add lots of dimension to a project  (this layout fits tightly inside a page protector).  I hope you give it a try, and use up those paper scraps.   Like i mentioned they are perfect to create cards, and other projects.

As always don’t forget to contact me if you have any questions.

See you all soon!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

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