Today is a very special day and if you have come from Amanda Jones blog then you are in the right place. If you didn't know about the Lori Whitlock Awesome Autum blog hop and you just happened along, you'll definitely want to start at Lori Whitlock's blog, so that you can collect all of the letters for the fabulous freebie that she is giving away. In fact, I have a letter that you can collect right now! It's the letter I! Click on the picture below or click here. I can't wait to collect all the letters myself to make a banner for my home on Thanksgiving Day!
Not only do we have freebies, but we have stunning fall projects for you to see and a special discount coupon for Lori's shop for 30% off your entire purchase. That is a fantastic savings! You'll find the coupon and the last big news at the end of my post.
But now, I want to share with you the layout that I created using some of Lori's fall diecut files. The first file I used was the kraft background shape that you see. The 12 x 12 Background Pack 1 contains 12 different shapes. They are all such fun it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use. After I cut the shape, I stamped leaves from a Hero Arts stamp set in Versamark all over it. Then I layered it on a polka dotted background paper from Lily Bee's latest fall line, Autumn Spice. I also added some other patterned paper from the same line on the bottom as an accent. Then I cut my title, Autumn Leaves. It is part of this fall file, called 4 Fall Titles. I think there are so many possibilities with this title and the rest of the cuts in the file.
Next I cut my leaves from this file, 8 Fall Leaves. I really love texture on a scrapbook page so I decided to cut the leaves out of fabric. I used a type of fabric called Drill. It's not as heavy as canvas and not as light as a heavy muslin so it goes through my Silhouette easily yet still maintains it's shape after spritzing and distressing. To cut the Drill, I ironed on some fusible web to the back of it and then made sure to set my Silhouette Cameo to multi cut. Then I spritz them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and dried them with my heat gun. The last step was to rub some brown distress ink on the edges. The bottom leaves were attached with regular adhesive and the top one was attached with foam adhesive. I really loved how they turned out.
The next file I used is the Fall Flourish. When I saw it, I just knew I wanted to incorporate it into a layout somehow. It is so dainty and detailed. This time I just cut it with one patterned paper, from the Autumn Spice line, in order to keep within the scheme of the layout, but I can see me cutting it out in the future in a brown color and then adding second cuts to the leaves with multiple colors of patterned paper.
The last part of my scrapbook page that I would like to tell you about is the acorn and leaf grouping. You can see that I used another of the fabric leaves but I also cut out the acorn and leaves from this file, Apples and Acorn Leaves, using some of the cream Lily Bee patterned paper. I spritzed some Glimmer Mist on the leaves and then colored the acorns with my Copic Markers. Then I inked the edges for definition.
Well I hope I showed you some different ways to use Lori Whitlock's digital cutting files. Don't forget to grab your banner letter and the coupon code and head over to the shop and stock up on your favorite files while they are on sale.
Whew, if you made it down this far then you'll be delighted to know that Lisa Barrie is up next and has a gorgeous project to show you too. Below you will find the links to all of the designers in case you get lost along the way. :)