Hey SCT fans! It is hard to believe that fall has arrived and I am here today to share a fun fall cut file for October! 


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I decided to get a little artsy with my cut file this month and will show you how you can easily recreate the same effect on your project too!


Supplies | Thickers, paper, art crayons: Vicki Boutin for American Crafts; Patterned paper, stickers, ephemera: Crate Paper; Chipboard : Pebbles; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Stamps: SCT Magazine; Ink: Close to My Heart

I started with the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and water to create a watercolour paint. You can also use watered down Distress Ink, or any other watercolor product that is your favorite. I used the “kissing technique” by applying the watercolor paint to a piece of plastic and dabbing it onto my background, starting on one side of my page with a light orange color and moving across the paper with darker shades of yellow, orange, and a rust color—perfect for fall.

I let the paper dry for a few minutes and took that time to get my digital cutter ready to cut out the digital leaves onto the background. I duplicated the leaf designs across the middle of the paper, so that I would be left with open areas where the mixed media background was once the design was cut out.

I added the mixed media background to my cutting mat and cut out the design, lifting off the leaves and leaving me with the cut out background. I kept the leaves to use as embellishments on the project so all my hard work didn’t go to waste!

I added machine stitching down the center of the die cut leaves and used them to layer on my project.  A simple navy polka dot paper backed my die cut leaves, and adhering it with foam adhesive to the back side of the background adds a natural shadow.


I added my photos and then those pretty leaves, mixing up the colors a bit more as I placed them onto my background with glue dots to secure.

I think this project is my new favorite creation because it was so easy to make and is very unique, thanks to this FREE cut file design! Just think of the different options with this one!

I hope you will share your projects using this cut file with us. Please tag me, @nicolenowosad and @sctmagazine if you do, so we can see what you created!


Be sure to also visit Nicole’s amazing cut file site, JustNick