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Scrapbooking with the Silhouette (Plus a Free Set of Cut Files!)

scrapbooking with the silhouette // scrapbook page by Orange Gearle

Today I’m joined by a certain lady named Orange who has me thinking I really need to get my head thinking more creatively about die-cutting! I use my Silhouette most often when I need to make dozens of the same item, like party invitations, and there is a wealth of beauty in creating unique pieces with the Silhouette rather than my assembly line approach. I hope Orange inspires you as much as she has me, and I also hope you enjoy something to get you started or to help build your cut file library.

I’ve been looking for the perfect way to document this photograph of my daughter watching the fireworks nearly two years ago. I struggle when it comes to being a “themey” scrapper — I’m just not good at it — I mostly focus on those everyday moments, but I really wanted to scrap this photo!

scrapbooking with the silhouette // scrapbook page by Orange Gearle

The fireworks that we were watching were set to music and so one day, it just popped into my head to use the title “Tick Tick Tick Boom!” from the song by The Hives (which also happens to be one of the songs from that night).

scrapbooking with the silhouette // scrapbook page by Orange Gearle

Shimelle’s Starshine collection fit perfectly because there was the navy blue and red, traditional “Fourth of July” colors, but balanced by the less “themey” yellow and bright green! I created three different cut files for this layout — two for the title and one that looks like fireworks to use as a mask.

Now I realise I’m definitely one guilty of letting my Silhouette gather dust, then having a flash of cutting inspiration and firing it up to cut as much paper as I can find. (Well, maybe not all the paper I can find. I can find a great deal of paper.) Recently that included cutting the days of the week in giant size for some big photo scrapping. Those penned words were a kit from the Two Peas digital store years ago, but now I’m delighted to share them with you here, in case you might find them useful to cut the days of the week or months of the year. They can also be added digitally to a photo if that’s more your style!

Click here to download the Penned Dates digital kit.

If you need help cutting PNG files on your Silhouette, this video tutorial will probably help! It’s quite a simple process once you know which buttons you need to click.

Happy scrapping!

Today’s Guest Artist: Orange Gearle loves music, wine, and spending time with family. You can find more from Orange on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and her blog.

27 July 2016

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15 Comments for Scrapbooking with the Silhouette (Plus a Free Set of Cut Files!)

  1. Kathy Skou Says:

    This is just fabulous Orange, I love the cuts the colors the layout … Everything!!

  2. Kelly Feldman Says:

    How AMAZING is that layout! I adore it and the video. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Lisa Swift Says:

    This is so awesome, Orange! You are the queen of the Silhouette! :)

  4. Michelle Gallant Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the cut files!

  5. Sherry Coogan Says:

    Such a fabulous layout! Love the title and the gorgeous use of patterns and colors!

  6. Melissa Smith Says:

    Wow, Orange! That’s an awesome layout! So full of energy and I love the colors!

  7. Marie Says:

    Great pages!! I had been admiring the days of the week words that you used so thank you so much for sharing with us :)

  8. smcl Says:

    Lovely LO! Thx for the cut files. I am wondering who makes that delightful camera patterned 12×12 album. Thanks!

  9. Mary-Ann M Says:

    Amazing video and project. Thank you for the cut files, off to follow on You tube!

  10. Scrapstorian Says:

    I love, love both layouts and the cut files. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cindy Lacey Says:

    Love the details and colours on these pages. I really need to use my silhouette more.

  12. Teresa Hamilton Says:

    Thanx for sharing the Penned Dates digi file. Love this site and all the inspiration.

  13. Gab Says:

    Such a great LO!

  14. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I love these cut files – thank you so much!

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    Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!…