Life Captured Scrapbook Layout
First Cut

Life Captured Scrapbook Layout

When you open the shape in Silhouette studio, you’ll notice a couple of things that are a bit different. There is a small image of the completed page which is there just for reference. Also, in addition to the regular cut shapes, there are a couple of sketch shapes which are intended to be used with the Silhouette sketch pens. 
When cutting and assembling this page, here is a quick tip to get you started…
I used the Silhouette Portrait™ to cut and sketch all of my shapes, so after opening the shape I changed my page and mat to letter size. Then, I cut the small circles and sketched the arrow on my 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock. Then as I cut all of the other shapes I referred to the thumbnail and used the circles/arrow as a guide for placing them on my page.
Another quick note… when sketching inside a regular cut shape like the circle in the photo below, be sure not to unload your mat between cutting and sketching. That way your machine will cut/sketch in the right spot each time. Yay!


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  1. question, i’ve seen this before, and don’t understand why you don’t pick up the insides of the letters? as in: A-P-R-D. i myself want these in mine.

    1. Hi Kat, it’s just a design style preference. Sometimes I use them, and sometimes I like the look of the letters without them. The shape does come with the full letters though, so you can use them whichever way you like. 🙂

  2. Love this! Can’t wait to use it!

  3. hm, is the link not working for anyone else?

  4. How fun! Love the versatility of the free shape this week. I love it when there are lots of options, and I just got the starter pack of sketch pens so I’ll have more designs to play with woohoo!

  5. Thanks for the great freebie(s)! I can see using a lot of the pieces in different ways, more than just for the layout.

  6. very beautiful
    hugs Linda

  7. Fabulous Freebie! Thanks!

  8. Thank you for the great freebie and sketch! I need to get my pictures on some pages so this will come in handy!

  9. Super cute! I don’t have the pens, I think I need to get them and try this.

  10. Looking forward to give this layout a try. I have puchased a few but have not used them yet.

  11. is online store down? i have tried everything to get on it but cant connect. not Via browser or by studio software?

  12. Same here, I haven’t been able to connect either! Will try later.

  13. I love this free shape set. Thank you very much!

  14. So cute, but I have tried to download the design (it says that I own it), but nothing downloads, and I don’t have the file.

  15. love this free shape set .thanks

  16. Thank you for giving us newbies some great ti[s and also for showing a new trick. The old adage “Less is more” strikes true in this layout as it is simply beautiful.

  17. thanks a lot for this great freeby !!!

  18. Oh my, this is a Great free shape of the week. I spent a little time yesterday pulling out bits a and pieces to us in other ways. I love the camera shape and I made a ledger page with the border that has the notebook paper edge and a card with the tabbed divider piece.I can’t wait to go cut them1 Thank you so much for this super cut file. PS The scrapbook page is lovely, too…

  19. great freeby .Thanks so much for showing how .I just got my machine yesterday and was trying to figure it out .Woo hoo !!!

  20. Thanks for the tips on how to use this weeks shape. I was a little stumped!

  21. I’m saving all my email feeds about free shapes and how to use them. Hopefully one day, I will have a Portrait or Cameo and be able to get started!

  22. I love the layout! The way you used the Portrait is so creative.

  23. Jeana: You posted that when sketching inside a regular cut shape like the circle in the photo below, be sure not to unload your mat between cutting and sketching. So for this to happen, I sketch first, then do I hit load or do nothing and cut? Just not sure what that process is. I am new to the Cameo and had used the CE before. With that machine you could just hit load for it to go back to the spot.

    1. Hi Patricia,

      Once the machine has finished cutting or sketching, it will automatically go back to the same position it was in when you loaded it. So, you will do nothing except replace the blade with the sketch pen or vice versa before clicking cut again in Silhouette studio. Hope that makes sense? 🙂

  24. oOoOo very cool! I love the variety of the shapes and versatility as well. Gotta go snag this one up! Thanks 🙂
    Love and blessings, Lori

  25. Love the way you used the elements!

  26. Beautiful LO< and love the photograph!

  27. cool!! 😀

  28. This was a great freebie! You can see my take on this layout design on my blog here. Thanks for helping me finish another scrapbook page!

    1. Kelly,

      Love how your layout turned out! Such a bright fun color scheme too!

  29. Loved the shape and was so inspired by your LO, that I just had to make one for myself. It is on my blog if you would like to see what I did with your file.I even translated my post for the occasion 😉 Thanks for the very cool freebie!

    1. Thanks for the translation, haha! 🙂 The title is perfect for that photo… and loving the journaling strips across the bottom!

    2. Thanks!

  30. I still can’t download this file!

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