#Staysafe At Home | Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey CUT to YOU friends and family! Melinda here with you today sharing my latest creation using one of the fun new cut files from the “Home Bodies” collection.

As you can see, I’ve actually used 2 cut files on this page! The first is my title from the “Hashtag Stay Safe” cut file title set.

And the other cut file I used is one of my faves, the “Rainbow Love” cut file.

I had my Cameo do most of the “work” for me to back the files. This is actually pretty simple to do, especially with these less intricate shapes. Once you have the file open and traced in your Silhouette software, right click on the cut and select “Release Compound Path.” From there I removed the outer lines and worked with the inside pieces. Next select all of the shapes/letters and click on the “offset” button. This will create another line around the outside of all of the letters/shapes you have selected which you can re-size. I think I set mine to about 0.8″. Delete the original pieces you were working with and voila, you have all of your shapes ready to go to back your cut file!

I’ve dived into my Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Happiness” collection for this page. With the 2 cut files and 3 photos taking up so much real estate on the page embellishing was pretty minimal.

I added to my title using some small grey tile alphas to spell out “at home” since the photos I was using were of our front window painting. I hope people smile as they go past our home!

Working in a triangle around the important parts of my page I added a small cluster of embellishments right over the “empty space” in the middle and right hand photos. Oh, and I have also had my Cameo fussy cut a whole page of tiny butterflies from the 6×8 paper pad which I have used a couple of on this page.

Knowing I needed somewhere to add some journalling, and to complete my triangle, I have added one of the big floral pieces from the ephemera pack and a round journalling sticker to the top right of the page under the rainbow.

My final touches were some enamel shapes that I have dotted around all of my embellishment clusters and my title. I may have gone a little “sprinkle crazy” but I really love the finished page!!

I do have a process video for you to enjoy so just hit that play button, sit back and enjoy!

If you haven’t yet had the chance to check out the full “Home Bodies” collection you so should! Gwen has really smashed it outta the park, keeping it real but yet also positive. Because, in times like these, it’s often laugh or cry and I know if I can choose the happier side it makes my heart happy! Of course, there is still ALL of the other beautiful and fun designs in store, did you see the earlier April release!?

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and that however you are spending right now you are staying safe and looking after yourself!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda x