Make die-cuts “POP!”

Since my son is having his birthday party this week I decided it was about time I scrapbooked the photos from last years birthday party. He had a bowling party last year so I used my new Bowling fun Clip Art & SVG set and Bowling Fun Papers which are 40% off today only along with everything else at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff {mygrafico shop only} and made this:

Want to print 12″ pattern paper but only have a standard 8.5″ wide printer? Here’s how: Use legal size paper (8.5″x14″) andย  use the legal size setting in your printer. Click “center on paper” and set the scale to 100% and select landscape orientation if your paper will be used horizontally or portrait if the design will be used vertically. Then pint, think of all of the cool borders, titles and papers you can make. You can get a 12″x8.25″ printed piece of paper this way!

It's easy to give your die cuts dimention. Ink, layer and highlight! Thes svg die cutting files are included in the Bowling Fun set!

Now lets talk about die cuts. You can use your cricut machine and scal software to make cute paper pieced embellishments. To give them more dimension try inking the edges with brown chalk ink (I like chestnut roan by colorbox-the small cat’s eye size) before piecing then adding white highlights with a gel pen (Ranger Inksentials is the best!) You will have a custom multi layer look that is so cool! Here are some close ups of the bowling fun die cuts on the scrapbook page:

The word “Strike” was simply cut from a font (LD buttercream) I just typed it in scal, clicked weld and cut to get my letters to link together…that was all there is to it, easy peasy!

And here is a quick journaling tag I made with one of the clip art designs in the set, you get so much in this kit!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Corrosive (no white paper), Craftilicious, Inky Impressions, PaperKutz, PearTree (anything goes), Crafty Calendar (birthdays), Cupcake Craft (boys and their toys), Kabers Challenges (kids) and Raise the BAr (hobby/sport/interest)

And here is a look at the 2 sets I used today, I just released them in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop this week, grab them today and save 40%!

And now here is your freebie, a fun little wizard owl click he pic then right click to download ๐Ÿ™‚

Now let’s see what the Lindsay’s Stamp stuff DT has in store for us today:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Don’t forget the 40% off sale is today only-ends at midnight, don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


22 Responses

  1. Great tip on making those die cuts pop…it makes such a difference with the inking and gel pen ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. thanks for the tips with the die cuts- you are a wealth of information! love the scrapbook page too – the “layers” of photos is super cool!


  3. fun page and cute freebie


  4. What a super fun page! Awesome dimention and highlights on the clip art and die cuts!


  5. I am in love with this set!!! Your page turned out fantastic!!! The svgs are great!


  6. I love this page, Lindsay, so much fun and colorful!I love the way you got all of those photos on there, and the mix of clip art and die cuts is great! I have some bowling pics I need to scrap, and you have inspired me!


  7. Wonderful page! I love the dimension added with the highligths and chalking!


  8. You are rocking the vector art! Love the stick pins from Monday too! ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. What a fun page. Thanks for the freebie


  10. Looks like lots of fun!!

    Thanks for joining us over at PTD, and good luck!

    Lou x


  11. What a wonderful scrapbook page Lindsay! I love the way you gave it all so much dimension, I will definitely give that a try! Thanks for the free image too!


  12. this is awesome!!!! thanks for playing along at the corrosive challenges! I miss you and the DT:(


  13. What an incredible scrapbook page! Now it is time to start this years! Awesome!


  14. wow Lindsay this is an awesome layout. I love the colors of the paper. Great great set….. I’m thinking the guys will love this :-).



  15. WOW this is sooo fun!!!!! FANTASTIC Creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky!


  16. Great images for our challenge! Fab layout! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x


  17. Nice layout. I think its great you were only a year behind. I am just starting with the ultrasound pics and my babies are 19 and 21! Thanks for playing in the corrosive challenge


  18. Hi Lindsay! How are you doing? Your blog looks awesome, as always! I have a question for you, can you email me when you have some time?




  19. Thanks for joining our ‘free for all’ @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x


  20. Hi Lindsay, this LO totally rocks. Thank you for playing at Cupcake this week. xx


  21. Great LO! LOVE the white highlights!! Gonna try this for sure!!!!


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