Father's Day layout and free cut file...

Hello, hello!  Yeah, I know, this place has been echos and cobwebs for months now.  😬

But today I'm posting a layout I made for The Wild Hare Kits, along with a little free download!  The boss is away on vacay, my scheduled post did not go up before she left, and I wanted to share this before June ended. (Still 5 hours left 😜) . At the end I'll have that free cut file.


Hello scrappy friends, Iris here with a layout to celebrate the guy in my life.  The muted blues, greys, and orange of my June kit lent themselves perfectly for a masculine page.

This is actually my interpretation of an old Studio Calico layout I’ve seen on Pinterest, and it all starts off with that awesome fan of papers on the bottom 2/3rds of the page.  I sliced random wedge-shaped sections from my kit papers and a scrap piece I’d practiced splattering mists on from my last layout with this kit. Then it was a matter of arranging them in a pleasing order. 

In the original layout, the picture took up the bottom left space. As luck would have it, I found a photo of my hubby looking upward that would work perfectly for that spot because I could lead the eye (literally!) upwards to the title. The two items I added from my stash were a grid washi to border the edge of the photo, and a tab I punch out (Jenni Bowlin for Fiskars) and stamped with a Project Life date and words roller stamp.

For the top third, I cut five inches from the part of the vermillion stripe (Pinkfresh Studio) that fades to white, and flipped it around to make a border.  I made my own die-cut title, which also serves as journaling, with a font called Blackout.  Not gonna lie, I cut it out four times from plain cardstock to be certain of the alignment because I was paranoid of ruining the pretty paper! I lined it with a charcoal cardstock, bold enough to stand out in contrast with all the papers.

My finishing touches: lengths of twine bordering the strips in three spots, distressed edges, random tiny staples, and a sprinkling of sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps) floating up from the photo to the title.

I’m quite smitten with the results!  Alison has truly captured my style with this kit and it’s been my most favorite one yet! 


I used that same cut file on a card for Father's Day.  How pretty is it with some rainbow colors!  Click here to get the .svg file