TRAVEL | Meggy Blethen

Hello, CUT to YOU fans!! This is Meggy and I am back today using the new Travel Grid cut file.

I was so excited when I saw this cut file for the month of September because I just got back from a LONG road trip with my kids to visit my mom and sisters. I had lots of road trip photos to fit in the empty squares.

I really love how the colors of the pattern papers pop and the photos of the road go so well with them.

I didn’t want to do a lot of embellishing to take away from the cut file and photos so I kept my clusters simple and small.

I LOVE that I added this cute little sequin pocket. I thought about having each of the globes filled with sequins, but in the end decided against it. I really liked the look of the patterned paper.

I was so excited to finally be able to use this travel themed ephemera that I’ve had in my stash for about 3 years or more!

Make sure to check out the shop with all the new cut file releases for September. Gwen always amazes me with her creative cut files!

You can watch my process video below. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sisters, Besties For Life | Meggy Blethen

Hello scrapbookers!! I am back today with a fun layout where I used 2 cut files in 2 different ways. I had so much fun making this layout to share with you!! I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

I knew when I saw the Quilt Grid cut file that it needed to be made into a stencil. I LOVE triangles!! I also love stencils, so it worked out perfect! 🙂

Totally looks like the perfect stencil, right?!!

Voila! I made it into a stencil using some plastic stencil material I bought off of amazon. I LOVE this stuff!!

The other cut file I used was Besties for Life. This one was perfect because I just went on vacation to visit 2 of my sisters this past week.

I was so excited to use this one and had the perfect photo my mom took of my sisters and I.

To make the cut file pattern stand out, I used some Molding Paste by Golden. I then used my favorite Amy Tangerine water colors released earlier this year and created a few differe pink, purple and blue hues.

I backed the Title cut file in a pretty water color paper so it would stand out against the background and all the layers.

I decided to cut apart the cut file so that it would connect the whole layout. I felt that looked best.

Since there were so many pretty colors on the layout I decided to use a black and white photo I added a few layers behind the photo and added some banners to give it more texture around the bottom of the photo.

I added some extra hearts and some sequins as my embellishments. I wanted the cut files to shine on the layout, along with the photo, so I didn’t want to use any embellishments to take away from that.

I just absolutely LOVE how this layout turned out I want to encourage you to try using 2 cut files on a layout this month! It was so fun to challenge myself in that way and go outside the box. I hope you will check out my process video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to visit the shop to pick up some amazing cut files.

Bubbles of Fun | Meggy Blethen

Hello Scrapbookers!! This is Megan with you today and I have a super fun and simple layout for you using the Bubbles cut file! When I saw this one I immediately knew I had the perfect bath photos for it!

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I don’t know about you, but when my kid we’re little I took so many photos of them taking baths! I thought these photos of my youngest were so cute playing with the bath toys
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My first thought was to outline the cut file with sequins but when I got started I decided I wanted the white cut file to shine by itself.
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I added some clusters around a few of the bubbles and outlined a few of them as well. This makes them pop but also gives them the subtle look I was going for.
I hope you enjoy this layout! I will have a process video up on my YouTube channel this weekend!

Make sure to pop over to the shop to grab this adorable cut file. You can view my process video below!

Thanks guys,

Crafty Meggy

Beautiful | Meggy Blethen

Hello everyone! I am so excited about sharing my layout today using one of July’s new releases. I also got my color inspiration for the layout from the Birthday Mood Board:

I used 2 cute files on my layout for today. The first one is called Spring Roses Frame.

The second one is called Spring Roses. You can find these two cut files and so much more in the CUT to YOU shop.

I recently got my hair cut and I thought these cut files, along with the mood board would go perfectly with pictures of me and my new look.

I wanted the photos and the cut files to stand out on the layout so I used a dark background with a dusty pink mat around the photos.

I don’t normally mix the colors white and off white, but the word ‘beautiful’ fit these photos and the elegant cut files so well.

The vellum flowers from the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection help move your eye around the layout. They bring out a different color as well, which I love.

I used some Spiegelmom Scraps Hex -a- glam sequins for the middle of each vellum flower.

In this cluster by the title I used a few of the Spring Roses cuts to bring more emphasis to the title and photos.

Lastly, I added an off white tag to the top left along with a few more of the Spring Roses and some journaling.

I hope you will enjoy watching my YouTube process video below. Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU shop and grab your new releases!

Books I’ve Read: 2019 | Meggy Blethen

Hello CUT to YOU friends!

I’m Meggy and this is my very first layout as a DT member. I am so excited to be on the team this year and hope I can inspire in new ways to use Gwen’s gorgeous cut files!

I have loved my Silhouette Cameo so much this past year and have ventured more into using it in my scrapbooking. When Gwen sent us the new releases for the month I immediately knew I HAD to use the Book Stack cut file because I have been reading a lot this year!

It is the perfect file to use for a “Books I’ve Read” layout! This is actually the first time I’ve ever made a layout recording this part of my life. I normally focus on my kids and family events more than myself. It was so fun to change up the subject.

I love how my layout turned out. I had so much fun making this one! I was a bit nervous not using a photo, but in the end it was so exhilarating to do something out of my comfort zone.

Here you can see the cut file in all it’s glory. I just love it! I decided to make it stand out against the white background a little bit more by using Tutti Fruiti and Coral me Crazy Dazzlers by Shimmerz Paints.

Instead of using a photo I pulled out a cute 3×4 card that kind of goes along with my theme. I like to give myself a theoretical high five after reading because I feel like I never have time and I have to force myself to do it. This card was perfect!

For the bullet points for each book I read this year I used some cute acrylic pieces from Paige Evan’s cute Fancy Free collection. I also used circular puffy stickers from my stash and an acrylic heart from Color Cast Designs.

I decided to use a mix of stamping with my cursive handwriting to write out the titles of the books. These are the 4 I had read when I made this layout. The exciting part is that in the last week I already read another book and I’m halfway through a second!! I’m on a roll with reading and it makes me so happy to record this memory.

Make sure to check out the shop for all the new awesome releases that came out this month. I will be back in a couple weeks with a new layout to share with you.

You can watch my process video below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Meggy x