Together | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a layout inspired by love (seeing as it was Valentine’s Day this month) and there are plenty of cut files in the shop to choose from that would work, and as I do really like a wreath design I just had to go with the ‘Circle of Love’ cut file that you can find here.

Now this month we were all provided with a fab new product from Spiegelmom Scraps called Fab Foils to use on our cut files! I had the gold foils to use which were perfect for my love theme and they went beautifully with the Heidi Swapp ‘Storyline’ papers I was using.

You get three foils (6″ x 12″) in a pack and I used two of them to stick onto a sheet of white cardstock that I put through my Silhouette which cut the cut file beautifully! If you want to see more on how to use them, Sara has a video on her YouTube channel taking you through the process.

Once the cut file was cut I decided to back all of the hearts with different patterned papers that were all in similar peach/pink tones. I was going to leave the centre and not back it but I loved how the black and white dots contrasted so had to use it too!

For my background I cut a piece of white cardstock to 11 1/2″ square, distressed the edges and stuck to a frame of coordinating patterned paper. To finish off I stitched a border around the edge in gold thread to add some texture.

My photo was layered up with five small pieces of the patterned papers with all edges distressed. I stuck two tags behind the photo and used some gold thread to loop around the holes a number of times… I can’t add a tag without something through the hole!

This was stuck down on the left side of the layout over the cut file. I then added some additional embellishments to the left and right of the photo, and tucked in some pieces of gold thread on either side to tie in with the gold thread in the tags.

To finish off I added a black title as I really liked how that popped against the softer peach/pink colours, and wrote my journaling just below that.

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Happy Scrapping!