By Andrea Steed
|Cut-out embellishments have become very popular in the last year or so. They give you a fantastic look of three-dimensional embellishments without all of the bulk. They are also a fantastic time saver, and very inexpensive.
Scrapbook.com has released a line of E-Cuts . E-Cuts are similar to Ivy Cottage Cut-outs, EK Success Fresh Cuts, and Beary Patch Cut-outs. However, unlike traditional cut-outs, E-Cuts can be printed as many times as you want right from the comfort of your own home. They are scrapbooking layout kits you download, print out, cut out and use on your scrapbook pages, memory books, cards, and other paper projects. You buy them once and can use them forever.
All you need to use them is a computer, color printer and any type of cardstock or paper.
A variety of artists have worked together to come up with a collection of simply gorgeous designs. Because they are downloadable, designs covering a variety of themes can be released more often. This makes it easier to find the ones that are perfectly suited to you and your scrapbooks.
Why should you download and print cut-outs instead of buying them in a store where they are already printed?
There are a few benefits to doing it yourself:
If you want to re-use a portion of the E-Cuts sheet, but don't want to re-print the entire sheet, here are some instructions for printing only sections of it at a time:
Still not convinced? Try these alternative uses for E-Cuts :
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