This cut file has a rectangular appearance and I really wanted to fill an entire 12×12 layout with this cut file. To help change the shape of the Hello, Let’s Chat Cut File, I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing off the very bottom speech bubble. I then unlocked the proportions of the cut file and resized the image to 11.5″ x 11.5″. As you can see in the photo of the cut file there are little hearts in the solid speech bubble images, but for some reason when I uploaded this cut file into DS the little hearts disappeared and the speech bubble were completely solid. I liked the look of the hearts in the speech bubbles so I inserted a heart onto the design screen and sliced hearts into three of the solid speech bubble icons.
I cut the cut file image on a piece of specialty patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day paper pad. I love all of the gold foiled flecks in the pattern! I trimmed my photo to fit behind the open speech bubble image and am so happy that it fit so well there! Backing cut files is such a fun technique especially when you can add photos to the mix! Once I had my photo adhered I moved onto the white cardstock background. The white just seemed a little “too white” so I grabbed my go-to color, No Yoking Coloringz by Shimmerz. I used the packaging technique to add a splash of color the four corners of the background cardstock.
I then moved onto embellishing. I used mainly products from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection including the die cut pack, the 3D Stickers, and I also fussy cut a couple additional florals from the 6×6 paper pad. I just love, love, love the dimension of those 3D stickers! I also added a flair button from an older Dear Lizzy Collection to the right of the word ‘Hello’.
For final touches I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few splatter of Shimmerz Ride The Tide Creameez.
Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta tutorial.
This is my second to last layout for The Cut Shoppe. In case you missed it The Cut Shoppe Design Team will be closing next month. I’m hoping to record a chit chat video today to talk more about what’s to come on my blog and YouTube channel over the next few months. The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store will remain open even though the Design Team is closing so remember to head over to check out the cut files and digital collections! Ashley has some amazing designs in the shop!