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:

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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!