Today I'm sharing with you a layout that I created for St Patrick's Day using a Christmas file from 17turtles. The file is called Plaid Plaid Christmas however, really, you can use it for SO much more. Take this St Patrick's day layout, for example.
I used the argyle part of the file and welded it together to create three "sections" of connected argyle using the one that came in the file. I duplicated the whole file twice and then lined the up where I wanted them to be, making sure that the "x"'s of the argyle overlapped. Before welding those lines, don't forget to remove the diamonds or they will weld into the pattern.
This is what my screen looked like after clicking weld. Cut these welded argyle lines in black and slide them off the cutting mat, making room for the diamonds.
And there you have it, an Irish argyle perfect for any St Patrick's day layout! You could even machine or hand stitch to take it a step further. My original intent had been to do just that however I felt like the page was busy enough and didn't need anything additional. Not to mention, I was at an away crop sans sewing machine...
Mixing and matching some old and new Bella Blvd. I love the new Color Chaos collection and the monthly pocket cards.
I hope you see how you can branch out and use cut files for a little more than their intended purpose! Even the stars of this file would be suitable for so much more than just Christmas! That is kind of a no brainer though.