Help me battle the bodacious 12x12 die cuts!
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jenandtricks
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:27:16 AM
Hello, sweet peas!

I keep falling in love with 12x12 die cuts on a regular basis. I just love their perfect beautiful shapes and pretty frames.

Through the years I've kept buying them and hoarding them in my stash, like the scrapbook squirrel I am. I have several now, love them, but I have never once used one on a scrapbook layout

Maybe it's because they are already so ornate and embelished, but once I stick one on the center a page, I just don't know where to go from there.

I can't even figue out WHY I get so stuck with this product.

Have you scrapbooked with those big bodacious 12x12 diec cuts? Any inspiration and ideas are welcome! I really want to get them out of my stash and use them! Help!







Example of the type of product I mean:
https://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/websters-pages/132891-park-drive-diecut-12x12-park-drive-paper/?filters=_12x12_diecut_

https://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/websters-pages/128888-girl-land-diecut-12x12-girl-land-paper/?filters=_12x12_diecut_


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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:36:20 AM
I know exactly what you mean! I love them, too, and rarely use them.

I saw one earlier this month that used it across a two-page layout, which I thought was really cool:

Fair Heads

This one shows how you could effectively use half of one in the background:
Cocker in a Cone

I did one a couple of months ago - I'll see if I can track it down and upload it!

jenandtricks
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:54:07 AM
Oh, Tink, that two-page one is really nice! Good link, thank you! I'd love to see the one you made as well! Thank you!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:01:29 AM
I also buy these and then can't figure out how to make them work on a page. It seems like it would be easy because they are part frame, part pattern paper layer, but I can never figure out what background paper to use and they seem to take up a lot of space (obviously) on a layout, so they don't end up working for me that often.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:01:29 AM
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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:07:59 AM
I have a weak spot for that paper! I remember when it first came out, it was SO cool and novel and unique -- and $$ compared to regular patterned paper back then! But I still had to buy whatever I could find, but never used it!

So, I still love specialty die cut papers and I TRY to use them now.

Here are a couple of pages I've done with big die cut papers.

This one I layered over another background patterned paper.


This one I just used as-is:


Another layered over a background paper, corrugated cardboard this time.


I really love this alpha stencil die cut paper from Jenni Bowlin Studio so I've used it a few times...


And here is a scalloped circle die cut that I used part of and layered stuff over the bottom portion.






See things that shine on Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:45:49 AM
Okay, I actually found three I've done and uploaded them for you! Thanks for the reminder - I need to pull them out more often! (I've got a TON of the MLS scalloped circle ones!)

This one has those notched corners:
Scrap Happy

This has intricate edges:
Happy Naked Time

This is a fairly simple scallop:
Messy Boy

Hope that helps!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:51:23 AM
OP, thanks for asking the question!!

The LOs posted are wonderful, thanks to you all for sharing!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 1:13:06 PM
Here are a few I've done:

Perfect Day

Tea Party

Love You!


Janelle



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Posted: 1/25/2013 1:21:31 PM
I have some of these too, not many, but I need to pull them out and use them, and all of the layouts you posted have provided great inspiration. I plan on scrapping all weekend, YAY!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:09:01 PM
I get what you mean about loving/hoarding them. I'm definitely in that category as well! I've also managed to acquire quite a few of these type of full page die cuts for my Cameo that I don't use as often as I'd like because, for some reason, they intimidate me at times. The ones that I have used is in the past have been less ornate and I have the best luck using them if I cut them in half, use pieces of them or cover a large part of them with other papers or photos. I have some alphabet ones, numbers, flowers, snowflakes, etc. that I had to have but now are patiently waiting to be used. Whenever I've tried to use those ones, I have found that the take over the page and for that reason they end up back in my stash. But I think your post has prompted my own little "challenge" to use one of them this weekend ... that is, of course, if I actually find some time to scrap!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:35:25 PM
I had one that I used in a challenge for a class I was taking. I had it around for quite a while and forgot about it when I ran across it again. It reminded me of all the ornate scroll work you would see on an old fashioned carousel.

carousel page


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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:42:06 PM
these are some wonderful examples; thank you for posting them!! and thanks to jenandtricks for asking the question! I just came across a number of pieces of this kind of ornate-edged paper last night, and was thinking about putting it all in my 'donate' pile... but now, I think I may need to try using it again!




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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:38:51 AM
You guys, you are so wonderful! SO MANY GREAT EXAMPLES, thank you for sharing them! I am getting some ideas, maybe I can finally get over this mental block I have with the die cut papers! <3 I am hoping to get one layout done this weekend, I hope I hope I hope!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:31:57 AM
I look forward to seeing it when you're done! Thanks for the nice comments!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:53:42 AM
Referring to the other thread about "what happened to Making Memories", I've got stacks of the MM brand giant die cut papers. I just loved the giant scalloped circles they had in that line.




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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:53:19 AM
Hey, thepinkkitchen, MY kitchen is purple and pink! My small appliances are either pink or grape purple (KitchenAid mixer). The toaster, toaster oven and hand held KitchenAid mixer are all pink. My dishes are Corelle Shadow Iris which is lavender with a little pink. Everything that isn't Shadow Iris, and I have the teapot and other matching things, is either pink or lavender or purple.

Anyway, I actually have TWO dies that cut 12x12 shapes. One is the scalloped heart and the other is the ribbon edged square. AND I want the ribbon edged heart but I just bought the two that were on clearance.

I've got some pages started but not finished. I'm just using it as a fancy background paper design.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 11:55:01 AM
I almost always cut them and use half or a quarter of the diecut on a page. I don't have any layouts in the gallery, but I found one that is similiar to how I use them.

HERE it is. It is by a pea named Sarah Webb. She did a wonderful job on this layout.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:05:06 AM
AnissaScraps, thank you for inking to Annah Webb’s layout! It’s a great example that I will definitely try. Love how the die cut is half the page background, then finished off so beautifully in the middle. It’s a bit like using the die cut as a block, which I hadn’t thought of, because my brain can’t see something so ornate as a block Perfect, thank you!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:11:18 AM
Here are two that I have done. This one I cut into quarters, and used 1/4 of it here:

You Oughta Know

Be True



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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:32:06 AM
Another buyer/hoarder here Thanks for the reminder to use the darn things. I just don't think about them and I have a bunch


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:55:23 AM
I am going to use mine..started by at least putting them out as a reminder to "use me, please".



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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:59:00 AM

Hey, thepinkkitchen, MY kitchen is purple and pink! My small appliances are either pink or grape purple (KitchenAid mixer). The toaster, toaster oven and hand held KitchenAid mixer are all pink. My dishes are Corelle Shadow Iris which is lavender with a little pink. Everything that isn't Shadow Iris, and I have the teapot and other matching things, is either pink or lavender or purple.

Awwww, how pretty!!! I've got a pink kitchen aid mixer, tea kettle, coffee grinder, blender & various vintage thing like pink aprons.




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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:53:39 AM
Jennifer and Angie and Snoopy - your kitchens sound so ecletic and pretty. Years before I retired, our unit worked in a warehouse and the older guard there told us that his wife had a pink kitchen - I think he described it as "Princess Julianna of the the Netherlands pink". I think maybe GE had put out a line that color at one time. I always thought what a nice guy he was to buy his wife appliances that color.
It must make it easier to cook surrounded by all those pretty splashes of color. Maybe I need a lime green kitchen to make me happier in there.....Maria

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:27:48 AM
susank12,

I love your carousel layout! Would you please tell me what papers you used besides the CI scroll paper?

Thanks,
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:16:30 AM
Ooh maybe Glitter Girl will do an episode on this question.

Love all of the layouts. Peas are so awesome


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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:59:48 AM
If you guys take a look at photos of layouts done with their sketches on Scrapbook Generation's website (look for photos of their super sketch kit clu you'll see that often they design 2 page sketches that use papers like that.

It's not something that you can easily see from the sketch itself, but once you see a photo of the papers they choose for the layout, you see that they are very adaptable to the large die cuts.
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