GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) WORLD TRAVELER

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world! Today I’m sharing my third and last layout as May guest designer for Cut To You. This is a fun and happy layout to document our visit to Epcot and I love how this layout turned out with the cut file and the mixed media. If you want to see me creating this page, don’t miss the process video at the end of the post.

For this layout, I used the World Traveler title cut file and product from the Photoplay Paper “A Day at the Park” and “Another Day at the Park”.

Off camera, I prepared the white cardstock with clear gesso and, when it was dry, I added Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke. After that, I used two stencils by Paige Evans to add a visual texture to the paint using the same ink and the stars using a silver paste by Lawn Fawn.


After the background was ready, I added the “World Traveler” cut file backed with patterned papers from Photoplay and the silver paper from Bazzill Basics. I used foam tape to add it to the layout. On the top and bottom of the layout, I added a piece of red and white paper using tape only on the border that it connect with the white cardstock. Then, carefully I tore the edge of the white cardstock to reveal the patterned paper.

I printed the photo in 4″ x 6″ and reduced it a little, then matted it in white cardstock and used red and yellow papers from the collections to give the color scheme continuity and balance the page. For the journaling, I printed it in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added to the layout using liquid adhesive.

Now that the layout is almost done, I added a few extra embellishments like the mouse head that is on the right side of the photo. I fussy cut it from one of the cards in the collection. Also, I used a flair button from Queen & Co. and two phrases stickers on the photo area. 

The last touch were the stars clusters. I used two paper punches to cut them out of the papers and glue some of them with foam tape and others with liquid adhesive to give interest and dimension on those areas. Below you can see the cluster in the photo area.

Here is the cluster on the left side of the title.

This is the other cluster, on the right side of the title. There are three clusters to create a visual triangle that balances the layout and helps the viewer move around the page.

That is all for this layout. You can now watch me creating it here:

Thank you so much for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration. It was a pleasure to be a guest designer for Cut To You during this month, I want to express my gratitude to Gwen and I hope you enjoy my designs.

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) MY HAPPY PLACE

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day! Rebeca back at the blog with my second “Magical Moment” project as a guest designer for Cut To You. This time I’m using the “My Happy Place” title to create this beautiful page of me and my daughter wearing gold pink ears. For this layout I used some techniques, and you can see me doing them in the process video at the end of this post. Don’t miss it, I’m sure you are going to enjoy it!

For this layout, I mixed a few Say Cheese collections by Simple Stories, especially for the embellishing part, because the papers are from Say Cheese Main Street collection. I’ve been collecting them for years and since they coordinate perfectly I took all them out to create this page. I started this layout by cutting a frame out of the blue floral paper. Then, I punched four strips of black cardstock using a scallop edge border by Stampin’ Up. I added the borders behind the blue frame, then used foam tape to add the frame to the pink paper.

Take a closer look here to the scallop border and the pink background paper.

The title cut file was cut in white cardstock, then backed with papers from the Main Street collection, but I wanted to alter it a bit and stitched on top of the “happy” word using a back stitch and white embroidery thread. When finished, I added it to the layout using foam tape.

This is a closer look at the stitched area of the cut file.

With the frame and the cut file I had most of the page covered, which is why I used the cut file on the left side of the page to leave space for the photo. To help the photo stand out, I matted it in white cardstock and yellow patterned paper and embellished with a phrase label and a flat brad.

On the left area of the photo, I added a wood veneer with a heart and a blue tab with a sticker on top.

On the title area I wanted to add something that says Magic Kingdom since the photo was taken there. This is why I added the castle on top of it.

For the journaling, I used a pre-made stitched tag that I altered with a bow made out of white thread and a foam heart. Then, I printed the journaling in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added on top of the tag using liquid adhesive.

This is all for this layout in photos, but you can see me creating this beautiful page here:

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) ANIMAL KINGDOM

Super excited to have Rebeca designing for us this month. She is such a talented creator and I know you will all love her shares! Rebeca will be sharing pages that fit the theme ‘Magical Moments” and our regular DT are playing along as well. Here is her first share, enjoy!

Hi everyone, this month I was invited to guest design for Cut To You and I asked Gwen, the designer and owner if I can do “Magical Moments” layouts and she agreed. I was so happy and totally inspired! As you may know, I love everything about this magical place and have tons of photos from all the vacation trips we have done there, and with all the beautiful cut files she has in the store, I had my head full of ideas making it hard for me to choose which cut files to use, since they are so versatile and can be adapted easily. After a lot of thought, let’s share my first layout. This time, I’m using the Banner of Love cut file and you can find the process video of this layout at the end of this post.

I started this page by backing the cut file with a photo in the heart area and patterned papers from Echo Park Animal Safari in the letters and banner area. In the banner, I made a shaker using sequins and beads from my stash. I just selected a few colors and created my own mix. I love shakers and how they turn a layout into a happy and fun project.

Here you can take a closer look into the shaker.

After that, I started working with the background paper by adding the grass and brown dots to the kraft cardstock. For the grass, I used a stencil from Hero Arts and art crayons by Jane Devenport. For the dots, I used a stencil by Vicki Boutin and some of her art crayons.  Once the background was ready, I added the cut file using foam tape and finished it with foam alphas from Paige Evans to create the words “Animal Kingdom”.

Since this is a big and busy cut file with the shaker, I just added a few more embellishment. In the middle of the banner, I added a chipboard elephant from an old Bo Bunny collection called Zootopia.

From the same Bo Bunny collection, I used three die cut animals that are huge but worked perfectly in this layout.

In this photo, you can see the third animal and a directions sign that I fussy cut from a card in the die cut pack.

On the top area of the layout, I added a another label from the die cut pack.

At the end, I stitched a border around the layout using brown thread.

If you want to see the process video for this layout, watch it here. 

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft. Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!

How to Scrapbook with Cut Files | Beginners Guide

Hey Creative friends,

New to scrapbooking with cut files? This blog post is for you! I’ve gathered some essential info to get you started super quickly and easily. Learn how to scrapbook with cut files, the equipment you need and how to get started, plus details of how you can get your very first free SVG design sent directly to your inbox.

What is a Cut File?

A cut file is simply a digital version of an image or text that can be downloaded to your computer. Once downloaded, files can be imported into the electronic die-cutting machine software, manipulated and then sent to cut. Cut files come in a large variety of shapes and designs and texts. Files are typically in either JPG (.jpeg), PNG (.png) or SVG (.svg) format and can be cut from lots of materials including paper and cardstock. You may also find cut files in DXF (.dxf) and EPS (.eps) file formats.

What are SVG Files?

SVG files are particularly useful as cut files. SVG stands for Scaleable Vector Graphic. These file types are super popular because they allow the image to be scaled without changing the quality of the design. Typically, SVG files also come on a transparent background so they are super useful for all kinds of craft projects; not just scrapbooking!

Essentials for Scrapbooking with Cut Files

There are a few things you will need to get started.

  1. A digital die-cutting machine. Brands include Silhouette, Cricut and Brother Scan and Cut. There are several models available for each of these brands. I use a Silhouette Cameo. You will also need a computer to connect the machine to and the cutting machine software. There are free versions of the software for the cutting machines as well as paid versions available. Start off with the free version where you can, it could very well be all that you need.
  2. Cutting Mats. Depending on the brand of machine you purchase, you will need matching cutting mats. There are also unbranded versions at great prices that are compatible with many machines. I use ‘Universal Crafts’ brand. Be sure to check your machine warrantee before using unbranded supplies, this could be a good option once your warrantee period has expired.
  3. Cutting Blades. Depending on the brand of your machine, you will also need matching cutting blades. The Silhouette comes with many options suitable for the different materials you will be able to cut including the ‘Deep Cut’ blade, ‘Auto’ blade and ‘Fabric’ blade.
  4. Machine accessories. If you plan on working a lot with cut files, I’d highly recommend getting a scraper tool. This will help you to remove the design off of the cutting mat once it is cut. There are other tools as well available such as a ‘Weed’ tool which is great if you plan on cutting Vinyl for DIY projects. Planning on only cutting paper and cardstock? The scraper is all you need.
  5. Paper and Cardstock. While any paper will work in the machine, results can be quite varied. For scrapbooking with cut files I recommend the American Crafts Precision Cardstock. It is made for intricate and clean cuts, well worth the little bit extra you will pay for it.

If you’d like even more info on these, you can learn more in this article ‘5 Essentials for Cutting Digital Cut Files‘.

You have all the equipment you need and you’re ready to go, now, you just need a design to cut.

Free SVG Cut Files

If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for our Cut File lovers Newsletters, I send free SVG cut files out every month, and you’ll get our ‘You Are Special’ design immediately so you will want to jump on that! You can sign up HERE and it’s free to join. I highly recommend starting off with free SVG designs, they are great to test and play with until you get more confident with your machine.

I also wanted to get you some inspiration using the free SVG design I mentioned above. This layout documents a sweet mother/daughter moment. Love the title for this page? It’s our ‘You Are Special‘ design which you can grab for FREE right HERE just by signing up. What a lovely reminder to your loved ones of just how special they are no matter what the season.

How to Scrapbook with Cut Files?

Need more help to get started? Want to learn exactly how to scrapbook with cut files? Check out my YouTube channel filled with hundreds of Scrapbooking Ideas, Tutorials and instructional videos.

Need specific help with How to trace and resize a Cut File using Silhouette Studio – Watch this video.

Want specific help with How to back a cut file with paper? – Watch this video.

Still have questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Until next time,

RAINBOW VIBES | SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT IDEA BY GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more scrapbook inspiration for you. Today I’m creating with Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Day Dream’ collection and the super fun ‘Rainbow Vibes‘ cut file to create a dreamy summer layout. This selfie was taken on Christmas Day last year while we were on family vacation.

When creating this layout, I was a little short on time, so I’ve let the cut file do the hard work for me. I’ve cut it out nice and large so that it fills the entire background of the layout. I’ve then backed it in a mix of the pattern papers. This is a great way to quickly get started on a page, especially if you are anything like me and sometimes find it hard to know where to start.

I’ve added the cut file flat to the page for this layout as I’m going to be adding my dimension behind my photo and embellishments. This is also the quickest way to get it locked into position.

Working from the largest elements to the smallest, the next big decision was the placement of my photo. I decided to place it slightly to the right of the page as I liked the way the palm tree and my hair flowed in the direction. I find it is best to go with the flow of photo rather than work against it.

Next, I positioned some fussy cut floral elements and created a couple of clusters to help draw the eye around the page. I’ve also included some fussy cut out moths from the ‘All a Flutter’ pattern paper. For dimension, I’ve added a flair button and these fun typed sentiment stickers which I’ve raised up on foam tape. I’ve used the floral clusters to balance out the page and then the smaller elements for details.

I’ve also made a You Tube process video where I share more about my design process and you can see the page come together. You can watch it here:


Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

12 Scrapbook Layout Ideas for Spring and Easter

Hey Creatives!

How are you all? Gwen with you on the blog today, and I have something fun to share. I was looking at creating some Easter & Spring pages and looking for inspiration, and I thought you might be too. So, I’ve collected some stunning scrapbook layouts from the design team featuring scrapbook ideas that I love. So if you’re looking for Fun and Easy Spring themed Scrapbook Page Ideas you’ve come to the right place! Like many of you, I have a bunch of photos to scrapbook so let’s get inspired together!

Grab your FREE Special SVG File here:

First up though, do you love FREEBIES? If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for our Cut File lovers Newsletters, I send free SVG designs every month, so you will want to jump on that! You can sign up HERE and it’s free to join.

12 Spring & Easter Scrapbooking Ideas + FREE Cut File.

Now, onto the ideas I have for you… I challenge you to give them all a try!

Your FREE cut file design. OK, so I know technically this one isn’t a ‘Spring-themed’ page, BUT I wanted to get you some inspiration using the free SVG design I mentioned above. This layout documents a sweet mother/daughter moment. Love the title for this page? It’s our ‘You Are Special‘ design which you can grab for FREE right HERE. What a lovely reminder to your loved ones of just how special they are no matter what the season.

Scrapbook Layout Ideas for Spring & Easter

#1 Soft Pastels and bright whites. Pastels are always a favourite of mine for documenting Spring and Easter. I love the soft pinks and blues in this share by Tarrah Mc Lean. The details in her layout here are so sweet, from the check pattern paper in the background to the button on the bunnies bow. This page is also a great example of what can be achieved with a very simple bunny SVG design. This one is called ‘Bunny Silhouette‘ is super quick to back and easily replicated so you too can have a page just like this one.

#2 Flower Daffodils. It’s no secret that yellow makes my heart happy, so how could I not love this layout by Kirei Baldwin documenting fresh spring flowers. I love that she has teamed the Daffodils in her pictures with our ‘Daffodil Posie‘ SVG backing this one with pretty vellum and pattern papers. Our Floral SVG designs are my most favourite and I think this layout showcases just how easy they are to work with and how they can help you tell your story.

#3 Floral like Geometrics. For this layout, Piroska Czako Radvanji has created a striking page centred around a diagonal design. She cut out the ‘Floral Mandala 1‘ SVG cut file nice and large and centred it on her page. Backing it in bright colours really makes it pop and draws on the colours in her photo. What makes this page special is the way she has used the cut file as a large element on her background to get her started, then layered her photo and embellishments on top. Not sure where to start creating your next layout? Try this technique.

#4 Floral Banner. Our floral banner SVG design is an absolute favourite of mine for getting a page done fast. This banner svg design can be cut to fit the background of your 12 x 12 layout, backed and then centred on the page. From there, it’s just a matter of adding two small portrait photos to the floral banner itself and some pretty embellishments. Design featured here is ‘Spring Floral Banners‘ and is one of our KIT to YOU designs which includes a layout sample AND full step x step instructions to recreate the page.

#5 Combining Easter and Spring on your page. For those of you in the Northern hemisphere, Spring and Easter are a match made in heaven. I adore this layout by Kirei Baldwin that combines cute little bunnies, birds and spring tulips. Cut file featured here is ‘Spring Tulip‘ which she has cut out several times and stacked down the centre of her page.

#6 A Spring wreath. Scrapycat Josefine is featuring a stunning spring wreath svg for this layout. This floral design is called ‘Flower Crown‘ and is another popular one used as a base for a layout design. Centre the wreath on your page, add floral die cuts and your photo and the page is complete. See the perfect spot for your photo to sit? A quick example of how scrapbooking with cut files can be quick and easy.

#7 Selfie Love! Selfies are fun no matter what the season. When there isn’t someone handy to take a happy snap, why not snap a quick selfie. This fun photo was taken at school and I’ve embellished it with pretty spring florals with a vintage vibe. I just love how fun and playful it is. Cut file design featured here is ‘Floral Tags‘ which I’ve added into my paper layers as an anchor point for my photos. If you love selfies, you’ll love our big selection of Cameras and Photos svg designs on the website.

#8 Egg Hunt Adventures. There is nothing that says Easter morning like an egg hunt, so of course it’s a moment that needs scrapbooking. Photos of the kids running around madly searching for eggs can be tricky, I call these ones action shots and they are so fun to use on your pages. They don’t need to be perfect, they just need to capture the moment. I’ve used the ‘Lily of the Valley‘ cut file for this one, a floral svg that I’ve cut out nice and large and added to fill in my background. I also am loving the soft pinks and purples on this page.

#9 Spring Butterflies. Another super sweet layout by Tarrah Mc Lean, this one features the ‘Choose Happy‘ title SVG which she has centred on her page along with her photo. What sets this layout off are those darling butterflies sprinkled around the page and the pops of blue and yellow softened with the woodgrain pattern paper creates a simply beautifully balanced page.

#10 Lovely floral layers. This page by Scrapycat Josefine is a picture of Spring. From the mix of floral pattern papers to those stunning layers of floral die cuts. On this layout, Josefine has also left her cut files open, keeping them soft and light. Design featured here is ‘Posey Duo‘ and it’s the perfect addition to the floral embellishment clusters.

#11 Spring Showers. It’s not all sunny days in Spring, but that means an opportunity to document April showers and beautiful rainbows. Documenting the weather can be a really fun thing to do, so why not let this page by Tarrah Mc Lean inspire a page that documents this season for you. Cut file featured is ‘Chasing Rainbows‘ one of our very popular Rainbow svg designs.

#12 Bold and Bright. This page by Scrapycat Josefine is like a burst of Spring! The colours on this layout really pop with the contrasting areas of black. She’s layered up cut file pieces from the ‘Floral Bouquet Set‘ adding vellum behind some of the pieces to soften. The mix of bright green and pink on this page is so so striking proving Spring layouts don’t need to be soft in colour, choose the tones you love and create with those!

That’s it! 12 Scrapbook Layout Ideas for Spring & Easter for you to try. I hope this list really helps to give you some ideas for scrapbooking with SVG files, they really are so versatile! You can find all of these designs and more in the shop.

Until next time,

Meet our new Design Team for 2022!

Hey Creatives, Gwen popping in today to share some pretty exciting news… introducing our 2022 design team! I am BEYOND excited to be working with these amazing creatives and I just know they are all going to inspire you so so much. We have lots of scrapbook ideas and inspiration to share with you and have already been working hard to bring you lots of ideas for your next scrapbook project. For this term, we have some fresh new faces too (and some familiar ones) so let me introduce you to the team!

Gwen Wruck – Scrapbook coach, designer and owner of CUT to YOU

I’m Gwen, I’ve been creating for around 15 years now, I’m a Scrapbooking Memories Master (2017) and a scrapbook coach and teacher. I’m the owner of CUT to YOU and I love making digital cut files. I have yet to find the perfect storage solution for my Thickers, and I’m still crushing on my Raskog. I love sharing scrapbook ideas and inspiration and being a part of this amazing craft community.
Watch me create on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/createdbygwen

Tamara Buckler – Design Team Coordinator

Hi, I’m Tam, and I’m the DT coordinator here at CTY. I have been scrapbooking for nearly 20 years, and have been friends with boss lady Gwen for 17 years!!! I live in a little village west of Coffs Harbour NSW with my hubby and 2 teenage daughters (help!). I love scrapping, it keeps me sane and happy!
Follow Tam on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tambuck/

Melinda Sweetman

I’m Melinda from beautiful, sunny Perth in Western Australia. I share my life with my hubby, Alan and my 2 boys Jacob and Hunter. I have been with Gwen from day 1 as part of the CTY family and am so excited to be continuing on to share more inspiration with you 💛💖
Watch Melinda on her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelindaSweetman

Sara Scraps

Sara is in her early 40”s. Married to her best friend for over 20 years. Mother to 2 boys and 2 furbabies. She is an autism mom, home-schooling mom, and is also a lupus warrior. When not papercrafting, she loves to curl up with a glass of wine and get lost in a good book.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaraScraps

Karen Jarman

I am Karen, I have been scrapping since 2007! My drive to scrap is not about preserving memories although that is the bi-product I scrap for me and the enjoyment of actually making something arty. 
YouTube Channel – https://youtube.com/channel/UCXdghjg3wczXGZb1XOD_jHQ

Nena Scrap

I’m Delphine aka Nenascrap, coming to you from Brittany, France ! 
You can always find me creating colorful mini-albums , layouts and project-life with CUT TO YOU beautiful cut files.My motto is « A day without creating is a day wasted ». 
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/nenascrap/?hl=fr
YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DAXYL3H2q4DP4wsJjjGfA

Crystal Barrett

Hello I am Crystal Barrett aka Pineapple Papers. I am a full time nurse, wife and mother to 2 teenagers. Whenever I have any free time I spend it in my scrappy space. I have been scrapbooking since middle school. Although my style has changed my love for this hobby has grown. I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful scrappy community!!!!
YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCcjv4PFnsaXH17GI4zun3YQ

Nicole Bingaman

Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m married with two kids and living life in Nevada. I enjoy exploring lots of different scrapbooking styles and techniques, while also including as many photos on a layout as I can. You can find me on YouTube and Instagram as ColieBing. https://www.instagram.com/coliebing/

Jamie Striplin

Hi, I’m Jamie, a wife and mama to a 3 year old girl and from the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been scrapping off and on for over 20 years, but picked it back up steadily when the Pandemic hit as a creative outlet and way to fill up my cup.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamiegetscrafty/
Blog:  https://jamiegetscrafty.blogspot.com/

I am so so excited about this team and I hope you are too.

Be sure to pop by their social media, like, comment, subscribe, follow… do all the things so you don’t miss a single bit of the inspiration we have coming your way!

I would also like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to all those who applied, you all made my decision super hard with your amazing shares! xo

Until next time,

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 25

Hi Creative friends, Gwen with you back on the blog for the last day of our 25 Days of Christmas blog feature. I have one last Scrapbook layout idea for you, its a special layout about the night before Christmas.

I started the layout by backing the ‘December Title’ cut file in a mix of pattern papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Joyful’ collection. I’ve used the paper stack for this as the prints in the designs are a smaller format to those in the 12×12 sheets. I love how you can see more pattern in the open space of the cut file when working with these sized papers.

December Title Block

I’ve then gone ahead and created my background for the layout and mounted my photo. I’ve then added my signature stitching, I am crushing on this contrasting thread for this collection.

For the design of the page, I’ve gone with the photo on the left and then the title block cut file on the right. I’ll also be adding most of my embellishments on the right hand side of the page. I was also super keen to use one of the puffy sticker words to make my title ‘December Moments’. I’ve layered the puffy title over the top of the cut file, you can see above the beautiful shine on these stickers.

This photo was taken on Christmas Eve so I could not help but use this sweet sticker from the collection… just one sleep until Christmas! The number one is a Thicker from my stash, and was the perfect shade of Gold.

I’ve used a mix of chipboard and stickers, wood buttons and die cuts from the collection to embellish the page. Adding these details on top of the cut file. I am careful that I don’t add too many things, ensuring that the letters are still able to be read easily.

I finished up the page with some gold star elements and die cut stars from the Ephemera pack which you can see here.

I have also made a YouTube video of my process for this one which you can watch here:

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

and that wraps up our special blog series – 25 Days of Christmas Scrapbook Ideas. I really hoped you enjoyed this series, it did take a bit to put together and a big thank you goes out to all of the amazing designers involved. From my family to yours, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope this time is one that is restful and that you are able to make some lovely new family memories. Maybe even get a little creative time to yourself as well. Be sure to jump on the discount code if you have not already as it is ending soon.

Until next time,

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 23

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas! It’s been such a fantastic event and I have lots of ideas ready to use in my own Christmas albums!

As soon as I saw the ‘Jingle Bells‘ cut file from Cut To You, I immediately said “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” and knew that I would use the cut file to document my love for the film, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favourite Christmas film and, whenever I’ve been able, I visit our local theatre for their special Christmas Eve showing. It’s a lovely seasonal tradition and I’ve documented it several times in my albums. So, instead of a layout, I decided to create a Memorydex card – and have a little fun with the cut file and the beautiful Twinkle All The Way collection from Rosie’s Studio. 

I sized the Jingle Bells cut file to around 5 inches across (Memorydex cards need a base of no more than 4 inches, but if you add the main focal to a base, you can make them a little wider) then backed it with patterned papers from the Rosie’s Studio collection, before I added it to a Memorydex base. I then created a little embellishment cluster – which includes a beautiful little angel. Lastly, I typed up the quote, and added it to my Memorydex card like journalling strips. Voila! 

I have a lot of seasonal quotes and lyrics that I would love to document and it’s my intention to create some more Memorydex cards with my favourite Cut To You cut files! Do you think you could use this method to document any of your own favourites? Please visit me on Instagram and let me know!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 15

Hey Creative Friends, Gwen with you back on the blog today as we continue our 25 Days of Christmas Scrapbook Ideas. Many of you will know I’m a HUGE Christmas fan, so I am really loving seeing all of the festive layouts the design team have been creating and I’m so happy that many of you have grabbed the designs at 80% OFF so that you can make pages just like these and document your Christmas memories.

I have another layout to share with you today, this one featuring the ‘Pretty Packages‘ file. Use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout in the CUT to YOU store for 80% OFF.

I’m using Cocoa Vanilla Studio supplies for this one and started the layout by cutting the file out nice and large using white card stock. I’ve then gone ahead and backed the design in a mix of pattern papers.

Pretty Packages

I love the statement this cut file makes on a page, with it in place, I positioned my photo almost centred on the page. With these two elements locked in, a lot of the work is now done for this page.

I am going to add in some embellishments, starting with some floral clusters. I have fussy cut some of these out, others are die cuts from the collection. I’ve also added in some ticket elements and a couple of typed sentiment stickers.

I’m going with one main embellishment cluster for this layout and then two smaller ones to help draw the eye around the page. I’ve also added in some sequins for some Christmas sparkle and a flair button for dimension.

If you’d like more details on how I’ve put the page together, I’ve made a YouTube video which you can watch here:

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Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.