Hello cut file lovers! It’s Clair back with you today, to share a summer layout with the Fun Plus Sun cut file. As we’ve been stuck at home for more than a little while, and unable to take a real summer holiday, I’ve been busy scrapbooking some older memories of Madeira. 

I love the Fun Plus Sun cut file and decided to combine it with the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed Collection. It’s a lovely collection, full of fresh colours, florals and fun elements and it’s the perfect fit for Cut To You.

I started with a reduced size cut file (about 8 inches wide) to work on my 9×12 layout and also reduced the size of my photograph from the usual 6×4 to 5 x 3.75. This helps to keep the smaller sized layout well balanced.

I then backed the cut file with some of the blue ombre paper from the Sunkissed Collection. I love how the colours emulate the colours of the sea in my photograph, so that the central elements of the layout fade from a dark blue to a sea green, and then back to dark blue. 

I used a lot of foam dots to lift the title and the photograph to add dimension. Then, as the title dominates the layout, I created some embellishment clusters with elements from the Sunkissed Collection to soften it a little, as well as lots of fussy cut flowers and some enamel dots, to break it up and add extra detail. 

Unfortunately, I lost my video of this one, but if you would like to see a video of my earlier layout for Cut To You, or subscribe for future videos, then I would love for you to follow me over on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! x