HAPPY DREAM | SHANNON ALLOR

Hello scrappy friends!  It’s Shannon up on the blog today.  I am ever so excited to Guest Design using the gorgeous Cut To You cutfiles!  I loved playing with the “Van Life” cutfile on a fab 12 x 12 layout.

I backed the cutfile using all Cocoa Vanilla Day Dream patterned papers as well as their beautiful sequins for the window and part of the door.  I chose white textured card stock for the cut so I could enjoy just a little bit of texture and bold contrast with my patterned papers.

After I backed my little camper van, I tucked a few embellishments behind the wheel as well as the sweet little sun behind my title.  I then applied a few more sequins and little word sentiments!

I have a thing for huge splatty bits and I made sure to sprinkle them liberally around my layout in a mid-tone gold from Jen Hadfield.

I used a single 4 x 6 photo with cute a Snapchat filter.  I thought it was perfect as I have always wanted to have an adorable camper craft room!  Here you can see me looking down dreaming of my little space!

I adore this project!  What could be better than a sweet cutfile, gorgeous product and a fun photo?!  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  You can see my full process on my YouTube channel “She’s Crafty”.

Have the best day everyone,

Shannon

SO SWEET | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’ve been super inspired by the amazing pages the Design Team have been creating with black cut files and thought I’d give one a go. I’m working with a Black and White photo and the ‘More than Words’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I decided to feature our ‘Diamonds‘ cut file cut nice and large as a background feature for my page. I’ve also kept the inner parts of the design raising them up on foam tape for dimension. I’ve teamed the black and white in my layout with pastels for a softer look.

Here you can see the detail of the cut file on my page.

Once my background was positioned, I’ve added my photo on the right also on foam tape and then my title on the left. I’ve added a sprinkling of die cut ephemera, including some sweet yellow florals and some fussy cut butterflies. With a bold cut file like this one, the layout did not need too many added details.

Lastly, I’ve dug into my stash and found some Pink Puffy hearts, these from American Crafts. The pink is the perfect match to my background and I just love the little pop of colour they add.

I’ve also made a YouTube video with more details about this layout which you can watch here:

Until next time,

SISTERS ALWAYS | KAREN JARMAN

Hello Cut To You fans! I was so excited when Gwen asked me to guest design this month, I admit I did squeal. I really only started using cut files about 12 months ago, yes I realise I was late to the party but I absolutely love them. I don’t have a cutting machine so I purchase Gwens Custom Cuts. These are carefully wrapped in signature pink tissue and boxed and sent out so quickly I often get my order the next day!. I am excited to say that it’s my birthday this month and my family all chipped in for a machine! 

I decided to create a 12×12 layout that features me with my sisters using the ‘Butterfly Silhouette‘ file. I love this ‘selfie’ of us, it has a special place in my heart. It was taken when the family was all together celebrating one of us successfully finishing breast cancer treatment. I have scrapped this photo a few times now and it never gets old. 

Here are the steps for creating the layout – I started the layout by backing the cut file with patterned paper.

Then I got to creating my background. My style often leans to being mixed media heavy, I love spray inks and creating watercolour backgrounds. I had initially thought I would go for a soft and monochromatic background but as with most of my layouts it morphed into something quite different.  Sometimes it can feel like you have gone too far with your sprays and this one was no exception, when this happens It’s a good idea to keep bringing the cut file over to your layout, it always looks different.  Another tip, I always use Gesso on my mixed media layouts it allows time to wipe things up and it helps the water and ink to spread without soaking into the cardstock. 

I mixed a few green and blue sprays to create the aqua green colour which was my original monochromatic idea. I then decided that I wanted more colour so added coral, gold and a darker blue that took into consideration some of the patterned pater having a dark blue tinge. 

Once everything was dry I popped the cut file up on the page with craft foam for dimension and started on the embellishing with lots of flowers and butterflies.

I love how this turned out. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you gained some inspiration, I will be back later in the month for another share (squeal!)

Karen

HAPPY HOME | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’ve created the first of many pages I hope to make about our new family purchase of a Caravan. This photo was taken on our very first trip away in the van. I’ve used the Jen Hadfield ‘The Avenue’ collection for my page, I just love the green tones and florals, perfect for my outdoor photo.

To create the page, I first took the time to back the ‘Van Life‘ cut file. I even added some vellum in the areas of the window and door and I love how that looks. I simply backed each section one by one alternating pattern papers from the collection. I love how a digital cut file like this one can really help to tell the story of my photos.

Next, I created a double photo mat for my picture. I’ve used a floral pattern paper for my first matt, and then some more vellum for the second matt. I don’t usually double mat my photos but did want to include a softer edge around my photo for this page.

Next up, I positioned my Caravan cut file and photo (not stuck down as yet), I’m just positioning to get an idea of where these large elements would go on the page. Then, I’ve cut two of the trees from the ”Christmas Tree Quad‘ cut file. I’ve cut them in a dark green pattern paper from the collection to help them stand out from the background.

Once I was happy with the position of the Van, the photo and my two trees, I added the smallest amount of glue to the trees and then added stitching along their trunks for added detail. Once that was done, I could go ahead and glue into position the van and my photo.

From there, I’ve added in my title ‘Happy Home’ which is a die cut piece from the collection and some Thickers from my stash. I’ve also included some handmade cloud embellishements from ‘Charm Creations’ as well as some die cut ephemera floral elements and two sweet die cut butterflies.

To finish the page, I’ve added in some sweet puffy hearts, the touch of gold in these is a really nice finishing touch.

I’ve also mad a YouTube video with more details about this layout which you can watch here:

Until next time,

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hey friends! I am excited to be back on the Cut to You blog sharing another scrapbook layout. Today I am using the Quilted Heart Cut File that you can find HERE in the Cut to You shop. Use the code HEARTERICA and get 20% off your order!

I wanted to create a winter layout so I pulled out the Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection. I used the 6×6 paper pad to back the Quilted Heart Cut File in different pattern papers. For my background I wanted to created some fun splatters so I used some Perfect Posey’s Shimmerz and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel.

I used foam adhesive on the back of the cut file to pop it up from my background! This collection is all about winter and being cozy so I used some photos of our sweet Lola staying warm curled up on the couch on her favorite blanket!

The Quilted Heart Cut File was perfect to showcase the beautiful colors and patterns in the Winter Wonderland collection.

I embellished around my photos using some of the cute winter icons in the Winter Wonderland collection. I used one of the large die cuts from the chit chat pack for some of my title and then used some alpha stickers to spell out Lola.

In the top left corner I created another embellishment cluster using some more of the cute winter critters and the snuggle weather banner! Here is a look at my completed layout using the Quilted Heart Cut File from Cut to You!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can check out my process video over on my YouTube channel HERE!  Have a great day!

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hello Cut to You friends! Erica here and I am super excited to be guest designer this month and share what I created using the beautiful Cut to You files! Today I am sharing a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the Love Our Crazy Life cut file!

I backed the cut file using some pocket page cards from a recent Hip Kit. I really loved the colors in the 3×4 cards they were perfect to back all the letters in the cut file. Once all my letters were backed I used some thin foam strips from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and popped up the cut file. These thin strips worked really well around the heart part of the cut file.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 11.50×11.50 and distressed the edgges with the edge of my scissors. I wanted to add a pop of color to my background and just have peek out around the heart so I pulled out some Shimmerz Inklings in the color Precious Posey. Once the background was dry I matted the white cardstock to a piece of pattern paper from the January Hip Kit.

My photo is printed out in black and white and is from our most recent family photos. I love that everyone is smiling and laughing and baby Liam is trying to take off from my lap! He is always on the go and trying to run off and do his own thing! I used some big floral clusters to embellish around the heart cut file and added a few puffy dots from the Hip Kit.

I love how this turned out with the soft colors and the splatter of color behind the cut file. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed this layout! If you would like to see the process you can head on over to my YouTube channel HERE. Have a wonderful day everyone!

SEASON OF JOY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration including a new YouTube process video. For this share, I’m still on my Christmas scrapbooking kick and have another festive page to share.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video and if it inspires you in any way be sure to subscribe so you can see more videos just like this one.

Until next time,

Meet our new Design Team for 2021!

Hey Creatives, Gwen popping in today to share some pretty exciting news… introducing our 2021 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 are already working hard behind the scenes on so many amazing things, I really am so excited for 2021 and all it has in store for CUT to YOU!

Gwen Wruck – Owner of CUT to YOU
Tamara Buckler – Design Team Coordinator
Melinda Sweetman
Sara Scraps
Belinda Jane
Kirei Baldwin
Tarrah Mc Lean
Kelly Pyron
Piroska Czako-Radvanyi
Khristina Sorge
Ali Skifton
Scrapycat Josefine

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 Rachel Lowe, Raechelle Bellus and Kelly Janes for being on the team, their shares have been amazing! It’s not goodbye as they are all still a special part of our creative family and I’ve no doubt we will continue to see pages with the CUT to YOU cut files on them shared on their socials. xo

Until next time,

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day 12

It’s Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway…

Happy Christmas Circle

Simply enter the code: CHRISTMAS at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary.

This code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 12th 2020. **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 for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.

AND… that finishes up our 12 days of Christmas. Thanks so much for joining in and I hope you love all of the files! Would you love even more ideas on how to scrapbook your Christmas photos? Be sure to check out the ‘Documenting December Stash Bust’ series which is happening on YouTube right now – I kick off the HOP with this video here:

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day 11

It’s Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway…

Christmas Tree Row

Simply enter the code: WINTER at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary.

This code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 11th 2020. **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 for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.

Be sure to visit the blog tomorrow for another FREE cut file and more Christmas inspiration.