Lets Party | Michelle Stokes

Hello fellow Crafters! It’s Michelle here today with my very first layout share for CUT to YOU! I am so unbelievably EXCITED to be here sharing my work with you all, so lets get straight into it..

As this month is the very first birthday for Cut to You I thought I’d create something that follows along with that theme, and ties in with our newest Inspiration Board. Such a sweet colour palette to create with. So Inspiring!

There are a couple of new files this month that are PERFECT for documenting a birthday theme, in particular the BALLOONS, and newsletter Freebie for July – LETS PARTY text. I thought these designs would work wonderfully with the sweet photo of my daughter Leila from her first birthday party.

I started the layout by creating the large title using the LETS PARTY text (shown below) and resized it to approximately 8.5×4.5 inches in Silhouette Studio, then cut it out on white cardstock. Next I cut the backing piece out of pattern paper by only choosing the outline of the cut file. I find this is the easiest way to back a cut file if you’re only using 1 pattern paper.

I also added some more sparkly gold glitter and a complimentary pattern paper to these hearts.

Next I worked on the balloons by following the same techniques as I did with the title piece. Resizing and cutting the main file using white cardstock, editing the file in Silhouette Studio to only show the main outlines and re-cutting using the gold glitter paper to back the detailed parts of the balloons. I also backed the 2 rounder balloons with some vellum for a softer feel.

I arranged the balloons around the title and photo stack and adhered using some foam tape and glue dots to give them some dimension.

Tucked in a few ephemera pieces to add detail and balance to the layout, and a sprinkling of gold colour shine to add some finishing touches.

Well thats all for me and my very first share. I hope you like it!

Make sure you pop over to the CUT to YOU store to check out all new Cut Files!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle x