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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:

Living the Dream_Amy Tangerine_Allie Stewart_Layout

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.


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


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:


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


This is what I ended up with:


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.

Living the Dream_Amy Tangerine_Allie Stewart_closeup-001

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!


9 thoughts on “Geek Lab: Living the Dream

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


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


  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!


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


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


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


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


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


  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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