Good morning friends! Nicole Nowosad here again to share this month’s free cut file with you! This month’s cut file is super versatile and it one of my favorites to use on a project. Here's what is looks like…

November 2016 freebieDownload HERE

I love filling in a background like this one with lots of patterned paper. This may look super complicated, but I promise you it really isn’t!


A tip for you when you want to achieve this look as quickly as possible! Diecut your background on your digital die cut machine – but don’t throw out those leftover pieces!

Next, grab a 6×6 paper pad and those scraps and get ready to work. I like to take all the papers from a 6×6 paper pad as you know everything already co-ordinates and it takes all the time out of searching through your stash for what will match.

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Now, use those scraps as tracing pieces to cut your papers. You can use a pencil and trace onto the patterned papers, but I like to hold the piece overtop of the patterned paper and just cut around it with my scissors, leaving about a 1/8” gap around the paper edge, to fit behind the diecut background.

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I like to use a dot runner style of adhesive to get this all to stick, but you can also use wet adhesive SPARINGLY to add the paper to the back of the diecut image. Try to mix up your colors and patterns as you go through filling it up so that not one area is saturated with the same color and to keep your design interesting!

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Supplies: Patterned Paper–Crate Paper, Chipboard, Wood Veneer, Stickers–Dear Lizzy, Binder Clip – Heidi Swapp, Cardstock – American Crafts

I hope you will use this design a lot! Thanks to those of you who have shared your projects with us using these cut files! And thanks for visiting with me today! To see more free cut files and downloads, be sure to click here and here!

~ Nicole

You can also visit Nicole on her cut file website at JustNick!