You Amaze Me | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I have a new layout to share today featuring my gorgeous daughter, Andrea and the beautiful Simply Floral Pendent cut file.

I had cut the file on textured, white cardstock and backed it with some fun patterned papers from Maggie Holmes Wonder and Magical Forest collections. I then added a layer of Diamond Stickles over the cut file to add some sparkle and bling.

I knew I wanted the photo to take center stage and that I wanted a cascading, diagonal design, so I altered the original cut file to fit my design. I snipped the cut-file in half and adhered one half to the top left and the other to the bottom right. I adhered the cut-file flat to the background and popped my photo on foam tape to give it prominence on the page.

I didn’t really need to add much embellishment to the layout to complete it. The different patterns and textures backing the cut-file really stand out on this page, and adding too much more would have been too busy and overwhelming. Therefore, I added the title, a few puffy hearts and the butterflies to finish the design. I love how this turned out and that I was able to use the cut-file to fit my needs. That’s one of my favorite things about using Gwen’s cut-file, they are so versatile!

I have a process video if you would like to see this layout come together. Have a great and creative day!

My Love | Kelly Pyron

Sometimes you just need a little floral beauty and creativity to brighten up your day! This was one of those days. The Simply Flora cut file made me happy just looking at it! I imagined bright and cheery blooms and colorful patterned paper … and my mood was instantly brightened and inspiration struck! I knew the perfect photo to go along with the cut-file and a layout idea was born! 🙂

I cut the file on textured white cardstock and then used bright and cheery colors and patterns to back the cut-file. As I was going through my stash, I came across this whimsical hedgehog and bird element and knew they had to make it on this layout. I mean.. just look at all that cuteness! ❤

I used clear gesso on my backgroud and added some watercolor splashes and gold mist droplets under the cut-file for another layer of happy color and loveliness.

I layered more floral stickers, gold leaves, and hearts for more dimension and interest. (You can never have enough layers, can you?)

And taaa-daaa! A completed layout of my darling grand-love that makes me so happy and creatively satisfied! If you are in need of a mood lift, go check out all the lovely floral cut-files in the shop… it won’t take long before you feel inspired and perhaps a bit happier! ❤

Life is Short, Eat the Cake | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I am back with a scrumptious new layout, featuring the Life is Short, Eat the Cake cut-file… and CAKE! Two of my favorite things, cut-files and cake! 🙂

Life is Short, Eat the Cake – https://createdbygwen.com.au/?s=Eat+the+cake

If you are ever lacking in inspiration, stop by the CUT to YOU shop. That is exactly how this layout came to be. I was looking for inspiration and scrolling all the gorgeous designs and came upon the Life is Short, Eat the Cake title. It sparked an idea for a cake photo that I took around Father’s Day. That was all the inspiration I needed and I was off to the scrap table!

I have lots of paper layers, patterns, and textures going on in this layout, so I knew I needed to keep some of the elements simple. So, I kept the title simple with just a basic black outline for a little definition.

I used some stickers and embellishments tucked inside some of the layers to create more interest and dimesion. I just love the look of layers upon layers. It makes my scrappy heart so happy! 🙂

And that is the completed finished project. Isn’t it delicious!? LOL! That cake may have added a couple of pounds to my waist line, but it was totally worth it!

You can see this layout come together here:

The Sweet Life | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I am back with a new layout using The Sweet Life cut file.

For this layout, I am scrapping photos of my grand-love and her friend getting pedicures. This is a back-to-school tradition in the making. The past couple of years, the weekend before school starts we like to go for a little pampering. It was a fun girl’s day, for sure!

I cut The Sweet Life title extra large to make it the main element on my page. I glued the outline portion of the file directly to the cardstock and popped the actual letters up on foam tape for some added dimension. I used a white Posca paint pen to outline the edge of each letter. I think this gave the letters more definition and interest.

Here is a view of the cut file from the side, so you can see the dimension and details of the title.

I didn’t go too embellishment heavy on this layout, because the title makes a BIG statement and too many extras might make things a little too busy.

This was a fun layout to put together and I love that Gwen’s cut file designs make putting a layout together so quick and easy! If you would like to see the process video of this layout coming together, you can see it below.

I hope you have a great week and that you find a little scrappy/pampering time during this busy time of year!

Us | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share a new layout with you today! I had pictures of my son and his sweet girlfriend that I really wanted to scrap. They are so cute together! I wanted to use a “Love” themed cutfile for this layout. I found the Loops of Love cut file in the shop and knew it was the one!

Loops of Love Digital Cut File

The photo was taken outdoors in a wooded area and Ariel was wearing a teal colored tank top. I loved the natural, organic feel of this photo and wanted to play off that in my layout. So, I chose papers from Heidi Swapp’s Art Walk collection and a dark wood grain paper. I also incorporated wood veneer pieces for my title and embellishments for a rustic, outdoors touch.

I used the offset feature in Silouhette Studio to create a solid base for the loops of love “outline” and layered one upon the other. I wanted the cut file to be more “defined” and really pop off the page because the aqua/teal tones in the cut file and background were very similiar. Therefore, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added dimensional foam tape to the backside and adhered to the background.

Lastly, I added “confetti” type (enamel dots, wood veener hearts, small word stickers) embellishments around the page in similar tones to add a bit more interest and texture. That completes the page! I had so much fun working with this cut file and just love how this layout turned out! ❤ If you would like to see the layout come together, step-by-step, you can watch the process video linked below.

I hope you get some creative, scrappy time for yourself this week. If you need some inspiration just go browsing through the Cut to You shop. I find everytime I go to the shop, ideas and inspiration come flooding in! Have a great week and may you be greatly blessed!

Splish-Splash | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! Kelly here with a new layout of my grand-love, Carson. My daughter recently sent me pictures of him at the swimming pool with pure delight on his face. I knew the Splish- Splash Cut File would be perfect for this sweet photo!

I wanted a very organic, fluid feel to this page. So, I went full-on mixed media with this layout. I used gesso, inks, embossing powder, water soluable crayons, and Nuvo drops to get a liquid, watercolor vibe.

I also did some hand-stitching on each water droplet for a litte more defintion and texture.

I used dimesional foam tape to pop the water droplets up to create more depth on the page. I also used some sequins and clear gems in clusters around the page as my finishing touch.

I must say, I LOVE how this turned out! Using this cut file was my inspiration starting point and the entire creative journey of this layout was so fun! I have a process video if you would like to see the step-by-step process of how I created this layout.

STORYBOOK ADVENTURES | KELLY PYRON

Hello friends! I am sharing a layout today featuring the Book Stack Background cut file. Being the book-nerd that I am, I knew as soon as I saw this cut-file, I had to use it! I also knew the perfect photo for this layout. #winning #booksaremyjam

I cut the file on American Crafts white textured cardstock and then used several different pattern papers to back the file. Lastly, I used the offset feature in Silouhette to cut a slightly larger version of the Book Stack file in black cardstock and adhered it to give a black border. I felt like I needed to do this in order to create some contrast. Otherwise, I felt like the cut file got lost on this busy background.

I used lots of whimsical and fun elements around the page to enhance the photo and help tell my story of creating a storybook character from a pumpkin.

I just love how the die cut helped make this layout come together so quickly and easily. Using the large die cut, helped make most of my design decisions for me. It was just a matter of glue things down.

I hope you are enjoying this month long celebration and finding lots of inspiration along the way! If you would like to see how my layout came together, you can watch my process video here:

Have a great day and don’t forget to take advantage of the 20% discount in the shop! It ends in just a couple of days, so don’t miss out! Discount code: CTYCELEBRATE2

Seriously Dude| Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! My name is Kelly Pyron. I am so excited to share my very first layout as a design team member at Cut to You! Not to mention how happy I am to participate in their 2nd year in business celebrations this month!

I was so inspired by the cut files I chose for this layout. I knew which photos I wanted to scrap the instant I saw these cut files in the shop. I felt like they were perfect for these photos of my grand-love, Carson. He was not happy about having to take more pictures! My daughter tried everything to get him to smile, but all she got was a very half-hearted grin. I feel pretty confident, judging by the look on his face and body language, that he was thinking, “Seriously dude, more pictures?” Like I said, the cut files were perfect!

You can find the cut files I used here: Seriously Dude & Sketchy Circles Open

I chose to do Challenge 2: Two-Riffic, for my layout. I used 2 photos, 2 focus colors (blue & red), and 2 files. I always love a challenge and this was a fun one!

The title was big and spanned across the layout. I wanted to give it more “heft” so I cut the title out 3 times. I cut it out once in the red pattern paper, then twice in white cardstock. Then I glued them on top of one another. Next, I backed the title with alternating shades of blue for each letter. This gave the title piece more stability and added another layer of dimension.

With such a busy background, I wanted to keep my main focal points down the center of the page. I added my photos, titles, and journaling in a column down the middle. I feel like this helps draw focus and attention to the most important elements of the layout. However, I still wanted the sketchy circles to bring some interest to the layout, so I adhered it in such a way that parts were popped off the page, adding interest.

Lastly, I knew the background and title were going to make a big statement on the page, so I kept my other embellishments pretty minimal. I used several wood veneer stars spread around the page for a different texture on the page. I also used some enamel dots and ink splatters in blue and red for continuity of the color scheme and circular shapes.

If you would like to see how this layout came together, I have process video for you. I hope you find some ideas and inspiration for your own scrapbook layouts! Thank you for stopping by and being a part of Cut to You’s celebration!