Cut Files As Backgrounds

One of my favorite fall treats is caramel apples. And the best caramel apples can be found at the Disney parks decorated like the iconic “Poison Apple” from Snow White!

As soon as the ‘Poison Apples’ Printed Acrylics were added to the shop, I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for. I’ve always loved seeing these treats in the parks and am always amazed at how good the hand-decorating looks!

“Frightfully Delicious” by Nancy Burke

I used the Poison Apple cut file from our library, and used it to cut out a large apple outline from my white background. While the cut file was intended to work as a small page accent when I first designed it, I thought it would be fun to see it filling the entire page! The beauty of the cut files is that they can be re-sized to fit just about anything you’re working on.

I then used the same cut file to cut the layered shapes from my green polka dot and red/white damask patterned papers slightly larger than the apple outline that I had cut into my white background.

I cut the stem from the same brown glitter cardstock as my photo mats.

Before layering my white background onto my patterned paper apple, I machine sewed around the edges and openings of the green polka dot paper.  After sewing, I attached the white background to the patterned paper apple with foam mounting tape to create a bit of dimension.

For a bit more color to my background, I added ink splatters in green, red, and silvery grey.

I couldn’t decide which of the Printed Acrylic Poison Apples to use as an accent near my photo, so I used almost all of them! There are 5 in the set in 5 different colors, so there are LOTS to choose from.

I love how thin these printed embellishments are! They add just enough dimension to any page or project.

Do you have a fun cut file that could be resized and turned into a unique background? We’d love to see what you create! Share with us on Instagram and Facebook.


From all of us here at DCC, have a magical day!