Hello Sunshine | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends and welcome! I have a fun, new layout to share with you today using the Hello Sunshine cut file.

The weather in Texas is finally warm enough for a nice, relaxing day at the pool. My grandkids were so excited to finally go swimming and I was happy to snap some pool-side photos!

I am using Simple Stories Vintage Coastal collection for this layout. I cut the file on some textured white cardstock and backed it with one of the patterned papers from the collection. My background is very busy, so I went with a bright coral pattern for the sun and a lighter color for the the words. I also added some foam adhesive to the cut file to give it some dimension so it stood apart from the busy background. Lastly, I used a watercolor brush marker to add a little watercolor detail to the letters in the title and sun.

This collection has a lot of collage-type elements and so I decided to really play off of that design and use it to create two big clusters of embellishments on either side of the title and photo. I layered lots of stickers from the 12.x 12 sticker sheet and used foam adhesive to lift some of the elements and left some stuck flat to the page. I really think this “ collage feel” adds a lot of interest to the design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope this layout gives you some warm, summer vibes and a little inspiration! Be sure to stop by the Cut to You blog and check out all the great summer themed cut files!

Hello Darling | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am sharing a new layout of my grandlove, Emery. I have used the lovely, new Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file for this layout. I knew this picture needed florals and I loved the frame element of this cut-file, so it was an easy decision!

I cut the file out twice on textured white cardstock. I originally wanted to use the frame as intended using two photos, but I was not able to crop the photos in a way that I liked to fit the frames. Therefore, I decided use only one photo and to lay the full-sized photo on top of the frames. Problem-solved!

I used several different paper pads from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collections to back the cut file. I also used foam and sticker embellishments from her different collections. Tip: I find that often times when you mix and match papers and elements from different collections but from the same designer/ manufacturer the tones and hues coordinate nicely.

I had the butterfly elements in my stash and found that they coordinated with my color palette. I like the texture of the butterfly and glitter heart elements add to the layout, plus they help bring together the colors from the cut-file and layered paper under the photo.

When I look at this picture of my granddaughter, I see my sweet baby girl who is growing into a more independent young pre-teen. The black cowboy hat mixed with her soft pink dress kind of represents this transition from little girl to pre-teen to me. I wanted to match that feeling with the elements I chose in this layout. The bold black elements really contrasts with the soft pink and gives the mood I was going for in this layout.

This was a fun layout to create and I love this cut-file! It is so versatile and pretty. I hope you gain a little inspiration and try using this cut file for your next design. I would love to see it in the Cut to You HQ Facebook group, if you do!

Totally Pawsome | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am happy to share my new layout using the Totally Pawsome Digital Cut File. I recently got a puppy, so this cut file was perfect for my new favorite scrappy subject! ❤

My new puppy, Beau Doodle (also known as Baby Dog) has a BIG personality. He is very playful, feisty, and energetic! I wanted my layout to reflect his personality, so I chose bright and bold colors. I used Shimelle’s “Never Grow Up” collection to create this layout.

The digital cut file was cut on white, textured cardstock and backed with some journaling cards. I used some really bright and bold patterns in the background, so I needed something in the same color palette, but toned down. I think the grid and lines from the journaling cards add interest to the title without being overly busy.

I layered lots of floral die-cuts on the top left and bottom right for some pops of fun color and shapes.. I also added the cute “wooden” sign, journaling tag, enamel dots, and sequins, to finish up my layout. I am so happy with how this turned out! If you have a canine fur-baby, you will love this cut file! It is totally pawsome! 🙂

Happy Easter| Kelly Pyron

Hello and Happy Spring, Friends! I am happy to share my new layout with you! I used the Happy Easter Title cut file and the adorable Bunny Silhouette to create this page of my Grandloves at an Easter party, several years ago.

These cut files made putting this layout together rather quick and simply! I always love to use cut-files when I need inspiration and ideas. They take most of the guess work out of page design, which can be really helpful when you are feeling “stuck”.

I cut the files on patterned paper and then used gesso over the top of the cut files because the pattern was too bold. The gesso served two purposes. It strengthened the cut file and it toned down the pattern. I then used some coordinating patterned papers to back the cutfiles. I popped the bunny and the title up on some foam adhesive and nestled the photo cluster beneath them.

The background paper I chose had a floral design already printed on it. So, I arranged my title, bunny and photo cluster in the center and chose other elements that would work with the design of the paper. I added some fussy cut butterflies, a banner, and a few florals for some added interest. I also added three tiny flowers to the bunnies bow.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you gain a little inspiration! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful, scrappy day! ❤

Let Your Dreams be Your Wings| Kelly Pyron

Happy Spring! This is my favorite season, mostly because of all the new flowers and the earth is coming alive once again! I created this layout of my oldest daughter in celebration of the new season! I used the Daisy Bough cut file as starting point.

I really wanted the cut file to take center stage for my embellishments. I wanted to back the cut file, but I didn’t want to add any busy-ness to the background, so I decided to use vellum. Only, I realized I had run completely out of vellum. Not one to give up easily on an idea, I decided to I improvise! I had several large glassine bags, which I cut apart and used to back the cut file. I love that you can get a peek of the beautiful paper underneath but the cut file still takes center stage. Next , I lined the cut file with sticklers to really make the cut file pop.

I fussy cut elements from the Asuka collection and layered them around the photo and cut file. Lastly, I added some diamond sequins around as a finishing touch.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you enjoy it and find a little inspiration! Be sure to check out all the new cut-files in the shop!

If you would like to see the process video for this layout, click below:

Loving the Everyday | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share my newest layout using the “Loving the Everyday” Cut File. This title is perfect for how I am currently feeling and the photos I wanted to scrap!

It is perfect because we finally had a normal, lovely, uneventful, sunny weekend! I was so excited to take the grandkids to lunch and then to the park. Things that use to be common occurrences are now so precious and exciting. We had a very rough winter and rough year in general. So being together and outside feels wonderful!

I used a collection from Amy Tangerine that is bright and colorful to capture the mood and feel of the photos. I layered the embellishments in clusters focusing on using different sizes, textures, and dimensions. This helps create a dynamic, visually appealing grouping.

I cut the title on black cardstock and then again on yellow patterned paper. I adhered the black outline and filled in the outlines with the yellow letters popped up on foam tape. The photo above shows the awesome dimension this creates. Lastly, I added some black stitching to two sides of the layout and on the blue banner piece at the bottom right. I just love the look of messy stitching!

I just love how this layout came together! I love the contrast of the black with all the fun bright colors! Thank you for stopping by the blog today and here’s hoping for lots more normal, magical days!

Choose Happy | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I hope everyone is doing well and finding some time to be creative! I have a fun new layout to share with you today, using the Choose Happy and Floral Garland 01 cut files from the shop!

Every year, around my Birthday I like to create a “selfie” layout. This year I turned the big 50! I wanted to celebrate by using all my very favorite things on a layout! I used lovely florals, butterflies, stitching, woodgrain, tons of layers and a cut file with an uplifting message! Just a few of the best things on earth! Am I right!? 🙂

I cut the Floral Garland cut file on this lovely teal patterned paper to use as a layering element amongst all the other florals and butterflies.

I really wanted the title to take center stage. So, I cut the title out on patterned paper once and then used the offset function in Silhouette to cut the title again on the violet/ coral umbre paper. This gave the title more prominence on the page and really made it stand out. I am so pleased with how this layout turned out and had so much fun creating it! If you would like to see the process video, please click below!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to Choose Happy!

Happy Days | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am delighted to share a new layout of my grand-twins 1st birthday party and first experience with cake! (Spoiler Alert: They LOVED it!) I chose to use the Happy Day cut-file to document this momentous occasion!

You may notice I used lots of shiny, metallic silver on this layout! I was inspired by a new product (Silver Foil Adhesive sheets) at Spiegelmom Scraps. You can watch my process video to see how I used that product on this layout.

I have backed each of the letters in the cut file with various patterned papers, and popped them up on double sided foam. I also created shaker pockets inside the balloons, which worked out so great!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year! You can see this layout come together here:

Lovely | Kelly Pyron

Hello creative friends! I am excited to share my newest layout using the Sweetheart Background Cut File! I was given the theme “Love” to inspire this Design Team project so I chose this cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This cut file paired perfectly with the photo of my beautiful daughters. I used this mixed media-style background paper from the CVS Daydream Collection along with some Heidi Swapp mist under the cut-file, to create an interesting base for my photos and embellishments.

I added some sparkle and shine with sequins, mirrored acrylic pieces and nests of gold thread, tucked between layers and layers of lovely florals, hearts, and rainbows.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest creation with another fabulous Cut to You cut file! Seriously, the cut files from the shop do most of the work for you! All you have to do is add some photos and a couple of embellishments and voila’ , you have a gorgeous layout!

If you would like to see the process video, please click below:

Super Star Sweetness | Kelly Pyron

Hello scrappy peeps! I have a fun layout of my grandson, Cason. I used the new Shooting Stars cut file from the shop, This element (the cut file) made my page come together so easily. It also gave me the inspiration for my title! I just love when one element sparks an idea for another element on the page! I cut the file in textured-white cardstock and adhered it directly to the patterned background. I then adhered stars of various colors, textures and sizes around the page for a very dynamic look.

If you would like more details and to see how this layout came together, please click below.

The finished page:

A detail shot:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout! I hope you found a little inspiration to take with you. Be sure to go check out all the awesome, new cut files in the shop for more inspiration and idea sparkers!