Hello Everyone!  Melly on the blog with you today! I am crazy excited to be guest designing for CUT to YOU!  My first layout is using the Autumn Leaf Cut file.  I paired with some of my favorite autumn pictures. 

I usually cut my files on a heavy white cardstock, I like using white that way if I decide to blend ink on it, or use some Nuvo, I have a blank slate.  I have used colored cardstock, and it looks awesome as well.  With this one I went with the white and added some sparkle.  

I used a 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park, and backed most of this file.  However I left a few spaces and created lovely shakers in them.  Using some acetate, 1/8 inch foam strips, beautiful fall sequins, and baking those pockets with gold vellum!  

I enjoy mixing different papers to back my cut file.  In this instance the fall papers, gold vellum, and white vellum.  I love the look you get.

To finish off my cut file, I used som Nuvo Glitter drops, Gold Coast, and went over white.   To put this layout together, I pulled out a mixed media background I have created previous,  stitched around the board, added my completely dry cut file and stated layering up.  I used some pre cut black photo strips and layered my photos.  Added some leaves, wood veneer pumpkins, flair, word cutouts, my beautiful acrylic Title, and a few more sequins!  

  See you soon for my next layout!  Happy Crafting!   


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