Hello again crafty friends, welcome to Day 5, and Paige’s Jingle Bells Music cut file. This cut file is exclusive to the Christmas Bundle and not sold anywhere else!
Why two? Well, it’s a big beautiful world and we don’t all go dashing through the snow at Christmas. Our friends down south are celebrating Christmas over their summer holidays! So naturally, I wanted to do a layout for them too.
I wanted to share a couple of tips for cutting this very intricate cut file so that you can enjoy it and get a great cut the first time. Truth is, I cut it three times 😀 before I got my Cameo 3 on board.
Here’s what I did for success!
- Cut on the smooth side of your cardstock
- Set the Force to 30 but turn the Speed down to 1
- I used a new Ratchet Blade on a fairly new mat on a Cameo 3
- Turn on the Cross Cut (the blade lifts and changes directions, instead of staying on the paper)
- Set it to 2 Passes (each cut will be made twice)
My last tip is optional and meant for those who have a well loved Cameo 3. Use your blade in the 2nd Cartridge. It gets way less use and holds the blade much tighter. So when the Cross Cut is bouncing the blade up and down, it stays nice and tight for even, clean cuts.
Let the fun begin!
The ephemera is layered around the pink chipboard frames from Scenic Route, I just cut my photos in an oval to cover the phrase. That’s my Elf Jingles, how perfect is this cut file? I stitched leaves from Bungalow Lane with gold thread and added the gold leaf stickers, also from Bungalow Lane.
The gilded oval between my photo frames (with Santa on it) is from Paige’s Pick Me Up collection and you can still order it here. Amazing right? There’s only 2 left so go, go, go!
The Christmas ephemera is from my stash. There’s both Pebbles, Merry Little Christmas and Crate Paper, Snowflake. Both have super cute elements and you can still get the entire collections from AC Digitals.
I also used Paige’s Star Stencil with Gold Glitter Paste to add sparkle beneath my photo vignette. The stencil has sold out but you could totally make one using her Star Confetti cut file and some cardstock. Cut it out at 6 x 6 inches.
Did you notice I added gilded musical notes? I used Paige’s Musical Notes cut file. I released the compound path in the Silhouette Design Studio and used just the inside pieces.
For my tropical layout, I used a white background that I lightly splattered with all the colours in the layout. Paige’s Jingle Bells cut file was made with a bright pink AC Cardstock. All the ephemera is from Paige’s Truly Grateful Collection, available at AC Digitals.
I had so much fun designing a tropical page and went with flowers, butterflies and even a bird! The photos are of Christmas in my Fairy Garden. Alyster, my Gnome, lives in a tropical forest and always sets up a Christmas tree 😀
Good luck with your own beautiful projects! I hope these tips will be helpful.
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