Beauty in the Simple Things: Cut, Mat, Create Collection Recap

HC CCM layout 03Beauty in the Simple Things: Cut, Mat, Create Collection Recap

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!  Today I have another fun layout featuring the innovative Cut, Mat, Create Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  Since I’m not much of a photographer, I begged these fabulous photos from my online buddy Donna Idlet. She posted these photos on her Facebook page and I asked her if I could use them in this project.  I hope she likes the way this “Beauty in the Simple Things” layout using Cut, Mat Create turned out.

HC CCM layout 01The thing I love about Cut, Mat, Create is that I use the B dies to crop my photos and ephemera and then I mat them with my A dies.  It really is that simple.  Then you just move your photos around until your page looks the way you want it to look.  It’s a lot like doing a jigsaw puzzle.  I have a complete supply list and detailed instructions in the tutorial at the end of this post.

HC CCM layout 02HC CCM layout 03HC CCM layout 01aAren’t her children gorgeous?  Thanks for letting me use these photos, Donna!

If you have any questions about using Cut, Mat, Create, be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations BLOG where you’ll find a link to tutorials, videos and and lots of sketches that you can use on your own layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!




Beauty in the Simple Things Layout

Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:
Paper: HCDP1 245 Cut, Mat, Create Collection
Dies: HCD 749 Cut, Mat Create 1-A, HCD 750 Cut, Mat, Create 1-B, HCD 751 Cut, Mat, Create 2-A, HCD 752 Cut, Mat, Create 2-B
Other: 452255 Grand Calibur, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Product: Dies: Spellbinder Nested Pennants; Paper: Purple/White Cardstock; Ink: Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Distress Stain, Forest Moss Distress Stain; Other: Diamond Stickles, Lilac Baker’s Twine, Buttons, 12″ White Doily
Directions: Ink the edges of a piece of purple designer paper from the collection with Dusty Concord Distress Stain. Set aside. Cut a piece of green designer paper to 11 1/2″ square. Ink the edges with Forest Moss Distress Stain. While edges are still wet, distress, crumple and curl the edges. Set aside to dry, then glue onto the prepared purple paper. Center the doily over the distressed green paper and glue down. Print your photos to the desired sizes, being sure to print some in rectangular shapes, some as squares and some as small squares. Use the die measurements to help you select photo sizes. Use the dies in HCD 750 and 752 to die cut your photos. Use purple cardstock for your mats. Cut the matching mats with HCD 749 and HCD 751. Attach the photos to the mats. Cut the titles from the word collage pages using the arrow die from HCD 750. Ink all the edges with Forest Moss Distress Stain. Use the label dies from HCD 750 to cut out more word titles, ink the edges as before and mat with the label die fro m HCD 749. Arrange the matted photos and titles onto your layout and embellish with the floral swirls and sprays from HCD 749. Cut another set of the floral sprays from white cardstock and cut out only the flowers. Shape with the smallest Paper Blossoms stylus, sponge with Dusty Concord DI, and glue over the purple flowers. Add Diamond Stickles to flower petals if desired. Glue Baker’s twine across the top of the layout as shown. Tie a loopy bow with Baker’s Twine and glue down. Top with a button. Glue other buttons on layout. Use Spellbinders Nested Pennants to cut out the banner shapes, Ink the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and glue onto the Baker’s twine as shown.

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8 thoughts on “Beauty in the Simple Things: Cut, Mat, Create Collection Recap

  1. Castlepark Designs

    Kathy, I just love this gorgeous layout you’ve created! Wonderful way to showcase this lovely collection. The photos are so cute and tell us a story!…The true meaning of what a layout is all about! xx

  2. Pattie Jns

    AH! the beauty of childhood. A perfect display of fun and joy. …well done with these new dies and a perfect subject, thanks to your friend for sharing….have a good day

  3. smithgfb

    This is just adorable. What a cutie pie and she is having so much fun blowing bubbles! You did such a good job showcasing the new dies!

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