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Geek Lab: Living the Dream

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Hello everyone! Allie here today, and I’m sharing a fun page about my husband using the gorgeous May kit! I love all the fun and happy color, and I think the name “Carnival” is perfect. There are so many gorgeous paper and embellishments included, and I wanted to cram them all on every page! I restrained myself, but I did make lots of pages using as many paper as possible, including this one:

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To create this layout, I used the exclusive May background cut file. I decided to manipulate the cut file to suit the design I had in mind, and I have a tutorial showing how you can do this too! Side note: I love this picture of my husband! He came to visit me at work and he ended up with three cups of Starbucks. I just had to take a picture because it was too funny!

First, open the cut file in Silhouette Studio.

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Next, click on “Edit Points” button in the top right corner (the arrow with the dots).

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Once the “Edit Points” button has been selected, click on the point in your cut file that you’d like to delete. It should look something like this:

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Next, click “Delete Points” until you have the shape you want.

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This is what I ended up with:

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By deleting the points around the shapes, I was able to create a background.

After I cut it out using my Silhouette, I backed the circles with scraps from my kit.

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I love manipulating cut files, and I hope you found the explanation helpful. I think it’s a great way to get more mileage out of your cut files!

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9 thoughts on “Geek Lab: Living the Dream

  1. LOVE how this came out. I like all the different patterned papers you used.

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  2. I love what you did to this cutfile! The layout is LOVELY!!

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  3. this is awesome, allie! thanks for the tutorial – my silhouette and i have a love/hate relationship, but your layouts definitely inspire me to try more with it!

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  4. Hi Allie! I LOVE your layout! It’s so fun to manipulate shapes and designs in Silhouette!!

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  5. great layout, Allie! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Allie, your layout is fantastic!! Great use of the designs!!

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  7. Love how you used the cut file. This looks great!

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  8. Thanks for the Silhouette tips. I am going to try this. Awesome layout.

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  9. I so love how you used this cut file!! Your layout is awesome! Love the pic of your husband too! He looks so excited to have his three starbucks!! 🙂

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