Welcome back to our 8th cut file freebie this year – this one is all about circles – one of my favorite page elements. Something so easy to use, on virtually any type of project! Here is what this month’s free cut file looks like:

August 2015 freebieDownload here

This month I have invited Nicole Martel, a talented contributor from our Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Reader’s Spring 2015 gallery, to join us! 

I asked her to use the cut file in any way she wanted, on any type of project, and check out the amazing page she sent me. 

Nicole M layout

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned Paper, Stickers: Enamel dots: Bella Blvd., Star jewels: Freckled Fawn, Stamps: Chickaniddy Crafts (circle and stars), Mommy Lhey (happy), Hero Arts (cloud and sun), Watercolor paints: Royal & Langnickel, Pen: Marvy, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz

I think it is awesome how Nicole incorporated the watercolor paints to her cut image!! So smart and a great effect on the page.  Here is what Nicole had to say about her page:

"As soon as I saw the cut files, I knew I'd be able to create something fun with them. I LOVE circles and the cuts files were perfect for what I had in mind. I decided to cut the "arrow and hello circle" from white cardstock. Then I used my Stampin'Up Aqua Pen and watercolors to alter the cardstock. I love that the cuts can go with a variety of themes."

I have always been a big fan of using circles on my pages and also used the “hello”circle as well as the ring circle in the cut file. I chose to use the ring cut from several different patterns of paper to create a grid and added the HELLO one as part of my title. Last minute, I added the leftover inside of the rings to each of the rings, tilting the paper pattern slightly in each ring. 

Hello cute rockstar

Supplies: Patterned paper, Stickers, Clear Stickers – Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; Enamel dot buttons – Shimelle for American Crafts; Large Alphas – Crate Paper; Enamel Dots – My Mind’s Eye; Flair – Scraptastic Kit Club; Chipboard Hearts – 7 Seven Paper; Ink – Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze

You can see that I layered the sun shape with various different papers and stitched them together, adding some wood buttons to add some sparkle to the center. 

Hello cute rockstar cl1

Thank you so much to Nicole Martel for joining me today on the blog!  To check out more of Nicole’s work and find out what she has been up to, please visit her:

On her blog at: www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com 

On Instagram:  https://instagram.com/nicolemartel6542/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolemartel654 

Thanks again for joining us today and I hope you like this one!

Nicole Nowosad


If you joined us yesterday then you read the story and reason for our celebration for the month of August!  If you didn't then be sure to check out yesterday's post HERE.  We are taking the month of August to celebrate our industry partners and today we are celebrating our friends at Pink Paislee!  I remember meeting Rebecca 9 years ago when she first started Pink Paislee and we has just started SCT.  She gave me a polka dotted star stamp that is still one my favourites!  Each year Pink Paislee's innovative designs and products continue to inspire papercrafters around the world.  Thank you Rebecca and Pink Paislee for your friendship and support and thank you for today's wonderful prize for our awesome readers!


Don't you just love this brand new Cedar Lane collection?  Look at those feather clips and the gorgeous colours!  If you would love an opportunity to win this entire collection, please be sure to leave a comment below by September 2nd!  All winners will be announced on September 4th!

We would love you to also give our friends at Pink Paislee a big "SCT thank you" on their facebook page here! They always love and appreciate hearing from you!  

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Have a wonderful Tuesday!

~  Catherine, Publisher