Friday, 27 February 2015

Hugs & Kisses Digital Cut File 17turtles & Bella Blvd "Kiss Me" !!

Good evening everyone! Today I've been playing with my Silhouette Cameo, a digital cut file from 17turtles and my Bella Blvd stash!! and I had so much fun!

Ever since Juliana added new cut files to the 17turtles store I've been wanting to play with them and today I finally got the chance. I used the new "Hugs & Kisses" cut file and Bella Blvd's "Kiss Me" collection (an oldie, but a goodie from October 2012) and made this layout for my daughter with her boyfriend in the star role (but if you look closely in his glasses you'll see my daughter, lol - the glasses are hers too!): 

I love using background cut files and when I couldn't find the exact right one in the 17turtles store I decided to adjust one of the Hugs and Kisses cut files from the store. Wanna know what I did? I chose this cut file:

But I only wanted the xoxo cut file from the top left corner, so deleted all the others: 

Next I copied the cut file: 

And placed the two shapes next to each other, overlapping in the middle. Then I selelected them ... 

... and clicked on the "weld" button in the bottom left corner. If you look closely you'll see that the line that separated the two cut files is now gone:

I repeated this step (copy, select and weld) and got this: 

I resized the cut file by dragging one of the corners until I had this: 

And cut it from a sheet of smooth white Bazzill cardstock:

It turned out exactly as I wanted it!! and you already saw the end result:

And a few close-ups:


The "I love you because .... " journaling sticker empty because that's for my daughter to complete! 

Here's what I used for my layout: patterned paper, stickers, alpha stickers: Bella Blvd "Kiss Me"; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; epoxy hearts: Pebbles; cork &: Studio Calico; digital cut file: 17turtles Hugs & Kisses; Silhouette Cameo; Aigger sewing machine; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. 

This is the 17turtles cut file I used: Hugs & Kisses

And this is it! Hope you found this helpful and if you've got any questions, please fire away! 

Wishing you an awesome weekend! 


  1. What a great layout and I LOVE what you did with that cut file!!!

  2. Wat een gave foto zeg! En je lay-out ziet er echt super uit! Mooi zacht van kleur en lieflijk!

  3. Love love love this! LOVING that "XO" background!! Gorgeous!!!!!!

  4. Heel gaaf, Monique! Die tutorial ook, ik kan het ook, maar dit is een hulp voor anderen. De foto is z├ęker leuk!
    Ben trouwens gisteren naar Honselersdijk geweest met een vriendin, naar de scrapshop. Fijne winkel, veel spullen en heel aardige eigenaresse. Ik kwam een vriendin van jou tegen, ben even haar naam kwijt, maar leuk! Fijn weekend!

  5. WOW - this is a crazy cool layout and you are a complete genius for your melding of that cut file and creating what you did!! Love the sweetness of the layout and that you find so much about life to celebrate!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  6. Love your page - and love your idea - thanks for sharing this great tip

  7. This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your work step by step.