Hello, sweet friends! It’s Tania here, sharing a layout featuring the Handmade Mini Collection Kit along with one of the coordinating Silhouette Cuts designed specifically for use with this collection. The one I’ve used is called “Handmade Quotes.”
For this particular layout, since I wanted to use three regular-sized prints, I thought it would be best to put together a grid effect visually separating my layout into 6 different 4” x 6” sections. It’s always fun to compartmentalize pieces of a layout like this, treating each section individually when embellishing, yet keeping the overall design of the layout in mind. When doing so, I like to make sure it is visually balanced by using color to create visual triangles. You can see that clearly with the use of the coral color in the upper right quadrant, over to the sewing machine sticker, and back to the lower right quadrant with the ball of yarn/knitting needles sticker.
Title work is made each with the use of the “Handmade Quotes” Silhouette Cut. I simply cut the ‘Happiness is Homemade’ banner at a width of 6” and backed it with a strip of patterned paper from the kit. When trying to adhere the tiny slivers created with cutting words at a smaller size I find it best to use either a glue pen or a full-coverage adhesive. The glue pens are ball-point based giving you precise application for even the smallest of pieces of cardstock. Most go on as light blue color and dry clear so you can see where you’ve applied. This is a fantastic feature, especially when working with white cardstock.
You’ll also notice that I removed the ‘Handmade Lives Here’ wording from one of the banner designs and cut just the banner shape to use on my layout. That’s the light blue-grey cardstock banner you see in the lower right quadrant. Silhouette cuts are such a versatile way to embellish your layouts. The ability to change the size at which you cut, remove portions of the design, stretch the design, etc. gives you countless options for using the design over and over without it getting old or feeling repetitive. Love that!
Don’t care for the Handmade Mini Theme and the Silhouette Cut I’ve featured today? No problem! Echo Park Paper has nearly 1,800 designs in the Silhouette Store that coordinate with their collections. See them all HERE! (insert link to EP Silhouette Store)
Handmade Collection Kit
Light Blue-Grey Cardstock
“Handmade Quotes” Silhouette Cut Design ID#64409
Silhouette Machine & Cutting Mat
Quickie Glue Pen
(3) 4” x 6” horizontally-oriented photos