Designer’s Choice:Using the cut files

By Neela Nalam

April 10, 2016

I love using circles and circular elements on my layouts. So it is perfect that the cut files that come with the one fine day kit are circles. Here is the layout I created with the cut files.

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I loved both the shapes, the outline of the circle (wheel) and the reversed image (pies). The black portion of the .png file is what will get cut out and the white portion is what stays.

Here are a few steps to convert the .png files to cut files with silhouette software:

  • Select the trace window and trace around the image. I traced each image separately.

select area

  • Click on trace the outer edge option.


  • Move the .png aside and you will be left with the cut file.


I then enlarged the pies and moved it slightly off center for visual interest. After you cut the shape out, make sure that you save what’s left on your mat. You can use these pieces to lay them on your photos in order to crop your photos and patterned paper behind the pies.  I also cut out the wheels in a much smaller size and backed them with the same patterned paper that I backed the pies with.

Once I had the circles cut out, photos printed and cut, the layout came together very easily. I wrote my journaling around the pies. I added the corrugated cardstock from fancy pants as enlarged corners. For the patterned paper I mainly used the Dear Lizzy Happy place 6×6 paper pad from the Stay Cool add on. I love the bright colors and patterns from this collection.

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I also used the cute brads from Simple Stories and the absolutely adorable puffy sequins from PinkFreshStudio. I have to say, I used the chipboard words from the Bella Blvd as the inspiration for the theme of three of my layouts this month. I love them.

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Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and hope you will use the cut files.


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