Free cut file Tuesday with Nicole Nowosad!

Free cut file Tuesday with Nicole Nowosad!

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!



  1. Sandy Clinton November 1, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Love this! Just have to get that new cricut machine hooked up and running!!!

  2. Kelly A. Crowl November 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    This makes me think of the song by Huey Lewis, “It’s hip to be square!”
    Even though I know there are a lot of rectangles, LOL!

  3. Helen Gullett November 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    That is one cool die cutting file and love the layout! Thank you!

  4. barb macaskill November 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    This is a pretty cool one!! Downloading now! Thanks!

  5. Cynthia Kraatz November 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Like this one a lot! Thank you!

  6. Sandy Goldman November 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I can’t seem to get the DSX file to download When it does, the file is blank within the Silhouette software.

  7. Glenda November 2, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Oh how I love your cut files and wish I had a electronic machine. On my Christmas list .

  8. Nicole Nowosad November 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Hey @Sandy Goldman – try using the PNG file instead and use the trace function in the Silhouette software ! Hope that works for you!

  9. Dorina D November 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Fun cut file and what a cute layout.

  10. Veronica Traupman November 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm


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