Hello October Afternoon fans...Nicole here to share a simple way to use up those scraps you can't near to part with. I freely admit to being unable to discard even a 2x2 piece of OA paper that I love. This becomes problematic when you love so many patterns they produce, lol...so I decided to use them up on this layout! Here is my completed layout, using the Apple Cider line from Daily Flash:
It only looks like it took a lot of time to die cut all of those leaves...let me show you a quick way to cut them all at once with your Silhouette Cameo machine ;)
I chose several different leaf patterns, and sized them all randomly. Then I dug through my stash and found scraps of the Apple Cider papers that would fit the leaves I had sized in my Silhouette software. I made sure that the 'grid' feature was on in the software, so that I knew where to place the scraps of paper on my cutting mat. Here is what it looked like after placing the scraps on the mat:
I use tiny bits of washi to make sure the papers stay stuck down...need to replace my mat ;)
After running it through my Silhouette, this is what I had:
From there, I kind of played with the arrangement of the leaves down the center of my layout until I was happy with how they looked:
I grabbed a few different pieces from the Snap Caps and Flash Blurbs, as well as a Tin Pin. I used some gold metallic embossing powder with the Mighty Acorn stamp from the Rake, Pile Jump! stamp set...love how the gold looks with this collection!
I also cut a few smaller leaves from plain vellum to layer on top of the patterned paper leaves. Then I stitched all of the leaves down the center and folded the edges up a bit...love how they turned out!!
Had I tried to cut each of these leaves individually, it would have taken WAY too long and I probably would have given up lol...give this technique a try next time you want to make an impact with lots of die cut shapes!!