1 Cut File 3 Ways by Jamie Pate

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jamie Pate here with my latest installment of cards. I've been all about cards lately. Think maybe it's the season? I sort of do. So let me introduce to what I would call 1 Cut File 3 Ways.

For this first card I call Adore and for all the cards here today, I am utilizing the cut file called Leaf Swirls. This is a bit of an intricate cut file. And honestly, it probably is not best used as a size for a card. But I made it work. Here's my tip: make sure you have a fresh blade for cutting this file. You can thank me later.

For card one, I cut the Leaf Swirls so that it would fit across my 4" card background. I suggest when placing this on your mat in the Silhouette software that you pull the corners to the size you want. This will depend on how the leaf is placed on the card. I pulled this card with the stem up so that it would cover a 4" area. The background of the card was colored with watercolors. And then the Puffy Phrase Sticker was placed on a vellum tag. The leaf is attached to the card base with just a bit of hot glue. Then tied with bakers twine. The tag is tied on the leaf with gold thread. And card one is complete.

This second card is a variation of the first card, but with some change ups. First I used the negative cut of the larger leaf as the background for my card. So there was a leaf shape for the Leaf Swirls to sort of be framed inside of. I kept this card pretty clean and only added splatters of gold metallic paint. Using the Puffy Phrase Sticker set again the Grateful sentiment was added to the bottom of the card. A Puffy Sticker leaf was layered over the leaf cut. And then more Puffy Sticker dots were added to the card. I love how much dimension this card has. This would be a great sketch for a scrapbook page too.

Lastly, the Leaf Swirls was cut, and again, a fresh blade is your friend here. This time after splattering the card background with gold metallic paint the leaf cut was painted with fallish hues of watercolors. The card background was wrapped with bakers twine. Then the leaf cut was tucked under the bow using hot glue to hold it well in place. This time for the sentiment I used the Hello Sunshine banner die cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts.

Three cards. One gorgeous cut file. Beautiful ways to share your love and gratitude for those you love with a card handmade by you.

SUPPLIES: Stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut file: Leaf Swirls by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
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  1. These are gorgeous! LOVING those leaves!!!!

  2. Hi Jamie :D As always, so stylish. I like the element of using the negative of your first card as the background for your second card. That one was my favourite. Such a pretty cut file to design with too. Thanks for sharing !


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