The whole reason I purchased the Cricut Explore when I already had a perfectly good Expression 2 (and others, lol) was to be able to upload cut files other than those on Cricut Cartridges.
AND I finally used one on a scrapbook layout! :)
My crafty friend, Kelly, was INSTRUMENTAL in getting me through this process...she makes the BEST process videos and made THIS ONE that explains how to use a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. It is at the end of her blog post, so scroll on down after you follow the link. ;)
ANYhow...as you can see in her video, it's pretty much a process of slicing and duplicating images over and over so takes patience at first to get the hang of it. I used some of her tricks to make the title in White Daisy, Peacock, and Sea Glass CS from Close to My Heart...
|I used a polka dotty Kraft base from the Rustic Home Fundamentals for the layout.|
I used another TCS file to make the bottom border of trees and mountains...adding some Emerald CS, All Together Complement bits, and leftover cricut scraps from the snowflakes! ;)
|My journaling is pretty limited sometimes, but I always make sure to include a date and names!|
This was a super-fun intro for me into the world of cut files...and I will be posting something up on my Instagram to play along with the new CUT IT OUT challenge! I can't wait to have time for more! Are YOU scrapping with cut files?