Free cut file from designer Nicole Nowosad!

Free cut file from designer Nicole Nowosad!

Happy Canada to our Scrapbook & Cards Today readers and Happy (early) 4th to our American friends! I am excited to be here this holiday Tuesday in Canada with this month’s fun freebie make just for you!

Today’s cut file is a background that can be filled with as many, or as little papers as you wish, or use it as a stencil, use both the negative or positive shapes to make floral elements … or anything else you can dream up.

Umbrella background
 Link to cut file HERE

I went a little patterned paper crazy with my page, but when I created this file, I imagined a watercolor paper in behind it… you have a lot of options with this file – I hope you are inspired in a few different ways to use it!

  Seriously adorable

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, Foam alphas, Wood Veneers (American Crafts) ,Chipboard Stars (Studio Calico), Stickers (Simple Stories); Cardstock (American Crafts); Arrow paperclip (Webster’s Pages)

I started off my diecutting the background out of simple white cardstock and then layered a lot of paper triangles in behind the negative space. I added some punched circles and a whole lot of stitching to lay it all down nicely.

  Seriously adorable cl2

Because I added so many different patterns of paper, I kept the embellishments smaller and sparse so the page wouldn’t be too cluttered and used 2 larger photos so they didn’t get lost with all that colour going on!

  Seriously adorable cl1

I hope you are inspired in a few different ways with this one!! See you next month with another fun one! 

~  Nicole Nowosad




  1. barbara macaskill July 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Awesome cut file! Thank you!

  2. Gisele July 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Totally awesome!! 🙂

  3. Dorina D July 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Very Cute and so very colorful.

  4. Kim Thomas July 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Adorable layout and awesome cute file, thank you so much!!! Take care, and Happy Canada Day! 🙂

  5. Cynthia B. July 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Your layout looks great! Thanks so much for the cut file!

  6. TracyM #6773 July 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    WOW – your layout is SERIOUSLY ADORABLE Nicole!!!
    LOVE your cut file and pretty papers too!!!

  7. Rebecca July 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Amazing, as usual! Would you consider doing a video tutorial on how to get your sewing machine to sew in circles? I always just tear up my card stock. I’d love some tips! Thank you for the free cut file!

  8. Mendi Yoshikawa July 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Such a cool cutting file and layout! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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