Spring Layout by by Jamie Pate

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hey my creative friends! Jamie Pate here with a new project for you. I know. I know. For some of you it’s summer in your geographical parts. So what is a spring layout doing on your screen? Well. Here’s the thing:

This project today is not so much a layout as it is an exercise in mixed media, cut files, and color. With the official start of summer (in the NorHem) well on its way I’m not so much looking back as I am looking forward. I am relishing what parts of spring we had and I am also sort of resetting some ideas creatively.
I love this Spring Grid cut file found in the Silhouette store by Paige. There is also one for summer if you feel so inclined to craft IN the season. There is a lot going on here for this piece. And while a story is found on this page, there is also a quite an onslaught of creative play taking place too.

I love grid layouts. I adore this SPRING grid background for so many reasons. The windows make for perfect homes for so many ‘things’. Here in this grid can be found the title. Paper cuts. Mixed media fun. Photo. plus even words. Let me show you around.

In this window the Flower cut file is gorgeous! It’s super delicate and is actually an outline cut. You have to slow down the speed a little and maybe even increase the blade depth a bit. But once I made these cuts from cardstock they added an ethereal plus colorful touch to this grid page. Think this Flower is one of my new favorites.

Have you checked out the Flower Garden Background cut file? I cut the full cut file on 12x12 paper and used it in several of the grid boxes as a stencil. The background was already painted in hues of yellow. Then a layer of texture paste over that cut file creates great texture and a definite artsy vibe.

After the background was cut out, I went back into the Silhouette software and cut the letters to Spring. These were enlarged just a bit. After I cut them out on the Pick-Me-Up paper I then distressed the edges. Using hot glue to adhere them back into their letter forms I did not adhere them flat. Nor did I back the cut. Rather, I let them sort of float above the letter cut background. It’s just another way to add patterned paper back into a cut file. I also cut additional small flowers from patterned paper using the Flower Garden Background cut file. I think cutting a whole punch of those flowers and having them on hand would be a useful way to embellish all kinds of projects.

This layout was great fun. It tells a story. It exercises a whole lot of creativity. And it simply makes me happy that it happened.

SUPPLIESWHIMSICALPaper 18; PICK-ME-UPPaper 01Paper 07white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Spring GridFlower Garden Background, and Flower by Paige Evans
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  1. this is beautiful!! LOVING the way you did the title and the colors!!!!!

  2. Very creative and original Jamie ! I really love the way you added the yellow letters and the dainty Yellow cut file is so perfect!


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