No Crying in Baseball

Hi y’all! 🙂 It’s Raechelle! In late May our youngest grandson turned six months old, and our daughter took advantage of the opportunity with a ‘halfway to first’ photo shoot. All went well and she captured several happy photos, but we both love these not so happy pictures.

Of course, as any scrapbooker does when inspired, I began to search out goodies to capture this moment and I found this fun and oh-so-perfect cutfile from the Silhouette store (id #366300).

I decided that I wanted the title to be the focal point of the layout, so I kept it simple as to draw attention to the adorable photos.

Using a sheet of 12×12 Basis White Card Stock, I cut the file using my Silhouette, which I centered in the middle a bit up to leave room for the photos. I then trimmed 1/4″ off of each side.

Next, I backed a few areas: I used Discount Card Stock Vanilla Bean for the bat, Pop Tone Wild Cherry for the stitching, and Discount Card Stock Sand Castle Tan for the other areas (minus words).

Once you have all other areas backed, you are going to center the white base onto a sheet of 12×12 Discount Card Stock Black.

Now there are a couple of options for the words- I chose to add the negative space of the words. I did this by placing the words/letters that contained them back onto the black base cardstock. I then adhered the negative spaces and stripped away the words.

I then added some red hand stitching to the red seams along with the red seams on the tiny baseball.

That’s it! I really like how this turned out. This layout is a bit different from my normal style, but I love how it turned out! I hope that I have inspired you to use a large cut file!

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