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Posted 2/10/2013 by mommyladybug in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 129,135
February 2004
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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:13:09 PM
Hey peas. I have a cricut and a silhouette but sometimes I feel like the cuts are just plain BORING!!! Does anyone have any tips on making them pop! I'd love to see ideas and layouts. Or if anyone knows of a great site to check out great cuts. Thanks in advance.

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PeaNut 272,954
August 2006
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Posted: 2/10/2013 2:01:05 PM
Here is a previous thread on this, from over a year ago:

How some gals dress up die-cuts

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PeaNut 516,416
August 2011
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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:17:14 PM
I like to ink the edges of the die cuts, all of the layers if possible. I also like to give them texture by using an embossing folder and running it through a Cuttlebug or Big Shot. It looks great if you ink it after that. I also use brads for small circles on die cuts, like for eyes. Stickles also adds a bit of glitter to areas you might want to accent. Hope this helps.

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PeaNut 451,040
January 2010
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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:40:46 PM
I never thought to use the texture embossing! I love that idea. I also struggle with them looking boring. Inking helps.

I have noticed designers use pattern paper too. I think that bit of pattern helps to dress them up.

I like to add a dark brown, grey, or black layer underneath titles. makes them really pop.


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PeaNut 409,590
January 2009
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:41:20 AM
I use stickles and bling on mine.
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