Tuesday, August 26, 2014

She's Wild / My Scraps & More

Hey there!  I have another project to share with you today.  I have really been trying to use up some of my stash.  It's seriously out of control...my shelves are full.  I get a collection, and usually, I'll make one or two pages and then I put it away.  It's like I need a break from it.  So away it goes, and in the meantime, new collections get bought and the old stuff gets forgotten.  I don't mean to forget it...it just takes a backseat to all of the newer goodies.  I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about, right?! :D

Well, I decided to peruse my shelves and realized I still have a lot of my Glitz collections.  I won this Wild & Free collection last summer by leaving a blog comment.  So I pulled it out and created this layout for a challenge at My Scraps & More.  I challenged everyone to use at least three patterned papers and use them to back a hole created from a die cut.  It didn't have to be a huge die cut like this one...it could be from a simple punched shape.

I just love this circle cut from the Silhouette store, and I chose lots of papers to back it with.  I think there is even one sheet from the Color Me Happy line in there.  I love this blended watercolor-ish background paper, and I just love how this turned out.

Backing die cuts is really so easy.  To me, it's like putting a puzzle together...trying this paper here, and that paper there to see what looks good.  One like this where there lots of holes to fill is just so much fun.  I layered some stickers & a rhinestone on the corner of my photo.

I love this heart die cut...I used several pop dots to raise it up.

If you haven't tried this technique, I highly recommend it.  It's not only fun, but it's also fast.  If you use a big one like this, it sort of takes the place of having to decide what goes where.  Once you get the die cut finished, you only need a little bit more to add to it.

I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. So gorgeous Missy!! Love that you cut the circles in white and backed them with the pops of color from the Glitz papers!! Awesome use of this collection!!

  2. This layout is so vibrant and fun! I love your style. How do you back the die-cuts? I would really like to try this technique.