Live For Today | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s April already, I’m in the UK and the weather is really lovely this week… won’t even need a coat to go outside which I have been in every day until now. The temperature has literally changed overnight!

So for my first layout this month I am using the fab ‘Live For Today’ title cut file that you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop….


CTYLiveForToday (1)I cut it in white card and then decided I wanted to paint the word ‘today’ so just cut it apart from the ‘LIVE FOR’. I took inspiration for the paint colours from the striped patterned papers I was using. I carefully blended one colour into the next then once it was dry added some white highlights to each letter. Then I wanted to add more definition to the word so stuck it to some of the striped patterned paper and carefully cut around it leaving a small border. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020bThen I backed the ‘LIVE FOR’ with some of the coordinating patterned papers. I popped it up on foam pads just over the right side of the photo, then stuck the ‘today’ down straight to the layout. I only used glue along the centre of the word so I could still create some dimension from the non-stuck edges.CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020dCutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020aI added small striped paper strips down the left side of the white card and added some coordinating stitching for texture. On the right side of the layout I tore off a piece from the edge of the white card and added a strip of the same patterned paper just underneath. My photo is mounted on four different patterned papers and then stuck directly to the white card.


I added a little tassel banner and some coordinating word and star stickers. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020cTo finish off my layout I added some paint splatters to the background and wrote my journaling.

Thanks for looking, pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files including the brand new April releases!

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin