Hi there SCT Friends!

It’s Nathalie with you today to share a new page created using a few of the free SCT monthly digital cut files and the beautiful Summer Market collection from Carta Bella. The Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine website has a large library of free files that you can use to help you document your memories.

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Supplies | Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper, stickers, ephemera, brads: Carta Bella; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Vellum: Bazzill; Epoxy Sticker: Pink Paislee; Digital cut file: Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine; Stamp and ink: 1Canoe2; Font: Remington Noiseless

 I love large titles in my pages, so I chose the May 2020 free digital cut file to create the title, which I  cut from white cardstock. Each letter space was backed with papers from the gorgeous Summer Market collection from Carta Bella. I used a bit of foam adhesive to attach the patterned paper to the cut-out, creating dimension on the letters that give a soft shadow you can appreciate in the picture!

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All the color in the title work brings so much fun to the page, and I decided to softly frame the title with flowers using the April 2020 free digital cut file. I cut two flower clusters from white cardstock and backed the spaces with vellum.  The translucency of the vellum softens the cluster design.  

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Since the background cardstock is a soft shade of teal, I chose to attach the flower clusters to the top right and bottom left corners of the page.  The die cuts frame the page, guide the eye to the photos in the center and soften the entire layout. I added just a few of the Summer Market collection brads to the center of some of the flowers to bring a different texture and shine.

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I added a few extra small embellishments to the title and chose to transform the pictures of my mom’s 60th birthday to black and white so that they would not compete with the colours on the page. I attached them to a piece of patterned paper with a simple design, helping to ground them to the page, and added the black and white scalloped border sticker to add weight and give the photos a shelf to sit upon. Just a few lines of journaling printed from my computer, and some enamel dots completed the page.

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Remember to stop by the SCT website to check out the entire library of cut files and printables that you can use to document all your memories. As always, share your projects with us by tagging @sctmagazine on social media, and using the hashtag #createwithSCT! We love to be inspired by your work.

‘Til next time,

Nathalie