Thankful | Michelle Stokes

Hello friends and followers, its Michelle S back here today with my second share for this month. Sadly this is also my final layout share as part of the CUT to YOU Design team as its time for me to say farewell for a while. I have loved every minute of being part of this wonderful team, and I thank each and everyone of you for all the love and inspiration you have given and shared along the way. I’m not good with goodbyes so let’s just move on to the layout sharing shall we?

For this layout I chose a NEW cutfile from the June 2020 release – Create Title. A fun large title style design that I had intentions of using for a title, but during the process of creating became a fun rainbow background.

Like most cutfile layouts I create I started by cutting the design out on white cardstock and backed it using a rainbow painted stripe paper from the Happiness Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I adhered the entire cutfile design to the centre of some More white cardstock using some foam tape for dimension. I added an extra pop of colour around the edges of the layout by matting the white cardstock with the remnants of the rainbow paper used to cut the backing design out on, and sewed around the edges for a little extra texture.

The photo I chose to document is of my crafty space, one of my favourite places in our house and one that I’m very thankful to have. I’m extremely lucky to have a space all to my self and even though its big enough to share, its very rare that I need to.

By using the one pattern paper to back the cutfile I was able to save time by playing around with the design in silhouette studio to remove the centre pieces of each letter, leaving just the outlines. I regrouped them all together and cut the entire piece out On my cameo which is way easier than having to fussy cut each letter or word like I would normally do.

I did however do a little fussy cutting of some florals, cause I just cant help myself. I tucked these elements along with some ephemera pieces into the top of the photo and added some butterflies too.

Lastly I created a title using a cardstock word and some hand writing plus a mini cluster of elements to even out the layout. I also added a sprinkling of gold colour shine to finish it off.

Well friends that’s all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by to see my last creation for CUT to YOU. Be sure to keep sharing your amazing inspiration within the CTY facebook group as I will still be popping in to see what you’re all creating.

Thanks for all the love, and as always…
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx