Thankful Scrapbook Layout
First Cut

Thankful Scrapbook Layout


My children make my heart full of joy and thankfulness so I created this layout using a few shapes from the Silhouette Design Store.

thankfulLO|Cari Locken for Silhouette copy



Here’s a close-up of the print & cut leaves! I love how they turned out!

print&cutleaves|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I used the Print & Cut feature on my layout and just love how easy & simple it is to do.

  • First, I chose the leaf shape that I wanted to use
  • then I went into the Fill Pattern window & selected a pattern I liked (You can purchase more patterns from the Design Store)
  • you simply click on your shape and then click on the pattern and it will automatically fill that shape with the selected pattern

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Then head into the Design Page Settings window

  • After filling the designs with pattern I make sure that my paper size is set to 8.5 ” x 11″ (because that’s the size of the paper I will be using & what fits in my printer)

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Now click on the Registration Marks Window.

  • click on Style & select CAMEO from the drop down menu

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I wanted to bring the bottom margin up a bit so all you have to do is slide the Bottom Inset bar until you’ve reached the desired spot.

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Then it’s time to send it to the printer (icon is on the top menu bar to the left side). Make sure your paper is ready in your printer and let the work begin.

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printedleaves|Cari Locken for Silhouette



Once the leaves are printed it’s time to cut them out.

  • Place your paper onto the cutting mat and place it into the your machine.
  • Head to the Cut Settings window and select Cut, then the type of paper you are using. I chose Printable Adhesive Cardstock. You then need to make sure your blade is changed to the desired number.
  • When that’s done Send to Silhouette and the machine will read the registration marks and start cutting your beautiful printed leaves!

bladedepth|Cari Locken for Silhouette



My next step was to cut out the wreath design.  I chose to use some Adhesive Corrugated Kraft paper – I love this stuff!!

  • I opened the design up in Silhouette Studio. The design fits a 12″ x 12″  space but the paper size I was using is 8. 5″ x 11″ so I had to do something about that.
  • First I clicked on the Fill Color window and selected NO FILL for the shape.

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Then I went into the Design Page Settings and changed the paper size to 8.5″ x 11″. Now you can see how the design will not fit on the page. So decided that I would use the knife tool to cut it in half.

5wreathpapersize|cari Locken for Silhouette



The knife tool is on the left side bar .

  • I selected a solid cut (see bottom right menu) and then carefully used the cursor to ‘cut’ through the design at the top and bottom. I knew that I could cover these places up if they didn’t line up perfectly later.

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Once you’ve cut the design you can then move it around. In order to do this I flipped the right side of the design horizontally. This way I could move both shapes until they fit nicely on the page. I then cut them out of the kraft corrugated paper.

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For the base of my layout I wanted to add a bit of interest so I decided that I would make some faux stitch marks in each corner of the white card stock using the Silhouette Sketch Pens.

I placed the wreath design centred on the page and then make some lines in each corner. I chose a dashed style line to give that faux stitch look.

12addfauxstitchlines|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I removed the wreath design from the page and then loaded my white paper & mat into the CAMEO.

I then selected NO CUT in the Cut Settings window and chose Silhouette Sketch Pens from the drop down menu.  *remember to change the blade to the sketch pen*

sketchpen|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I then hit Send to Silhouette and the sketching began. It’s such a lovely sound and only takes a short time!

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My last step was to cut out the title. I used some Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and cut out the word “Thankful.”

title|Cari Locken for SIlhouette



I used foam squares to adhere the title to my page for added dimension.

titleangle|Cari Locken for SIlhouette



Now everything was cut & ready to assemble!!

I carefully placed the wreath onto the white background , lining up the cut ends.

I then layered the printed leaves at the bottom of the page and added a button & twine for added texture.

leavesclose|CariLocken for Silhouette

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

Products Used:


CAMEO Cutting Mat

adhesive cardstock

sketch pen starter kit

Adhesive Corrugated Paper

Printable Adhesive cardstock


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  1. I am THANKFUL that you shared this great project with us!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! This looks like a simple project that even newbies can handle. You did a good job Cari!

  3. this is just beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful tutorial!

  4. What a beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

  5. I love this fall layout. I was wondering if the phrase on the left side of the photo (harvest, corn maze, hayrides, etc) is a Silhouette design. If so, what is the number? Thanks again for the great instructions to the layout! Love my Silhouette!!

  6. Beautiful layout Cari – I will have to give this one a try. I didn’t know additional fill patterns could be purchased. I have found thim in the store if I were to buy some is it possible to add them to the exisitng patterns on my SC or do they have to stay in the library?

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