Hello Friends! I am sharing my final layout as a DT member. I have had so much fun working with the Cut To You cut files and getting to know so many awesome people and fellow designers. It has been a great experience and one I will cherish. .
For my final layout I chose to use the You are Some Bunny Special title cut file. We have Christmas in July… why not Easter in July, right? 😀
I had these adorable photos of my grand love wearing her bunny ears and knew this was the perfect title for this layout!
I wanted the title to take center stage, so I decided to keep the embellishments minimal. Since the title piece is central to the design, I wanted to really make it pop. I cut the file on white textured cardstock and kept the outline white. I used some Nuvo glitter embossing powder and my heat tool on the letters to really make them stand out and sparkle!
The paper and embellishments all came from Echo Parks, “Hello Easter” collection. I popped up a few of the sticker elements with dimensional foam adhesive. I also added a couple of small flowers in my embellishment groupings for a different texture and added interest.
This was such a fun layout to put together and I always love using Gwen’s cut file titles in my layouts because it takes out most of the design guess-work, which makes for a really quick and easy page. If you are busy like me, that is a win-win!
Once again, it has been a pleasure being on the design team. I am honored to have had the opportunity!
Hello friends! I have a new layout that was inspired by the amazing Gwen Wruck! I chose to use the Spring Garden Bed cut-file to mimic the floral piece in Gwen’s layout.
I love the peachy-coral color in Gwen’s background against that pop of black. I think contrast between the coral, white and black accents really makes her layout feel vibrant and energetic! I also loved the way she used the floral cut file as a layer beneath the photo and embellishments. Another element that I really enjoyed on Gwen’s layout was the way she used the different phrase banners and strips around the page amongst the other layers. These are the elements that inspired me and got me started on my own layout.
For my background I chose a paper from Heidi Swapp’s Storyline collection within the coral/ peachy family like Gwen’s,
I used the Spring Garden Bed die cut as a layering piece beneath my photo and embellishments. I also used several word and phrase stickers scattered around the layout. Lastly, I really wanted to get some of that vibrant contrast from Gwen’s layout so I added a few pops of black around the page.
Although our layouts turned out very differently, I was able to use the inspiration from Gwen’s lovely layout and translate that into my own style. That is what I love about scraplifting! I hope you find some inspiration in my post today and that it becomes a starting point for your own layout!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post today! Have a wonderful, creative day!
I had some adorable photos of my grand baby and knew the I Heart You cut file was the perfect title to go with my photos.
I cut the title on white textured cardstock and backed it with some solid cardstock in two shades of coral. I popped it up on foam adhesive and paired it with this color blocked background paper from Felicity Jane.
I grabbed some embellishments that have been sitting in my stash for a long time and challenged myself to get them used up. Vellum embellishments always seem to be a struggle for me to use, but I was determined to find a way to get them on this page! So, I just did what I love to do. I layered them! I used them as a base and added lots of other elements on and around them to create embellishment clusters.
And ta-da! I was able to use up almost all of the vellum embellishments and am really pleased with the outcome!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and checking out my project! I hope you are able to find some time to scrap this week. Be sure to stop by the Cut to You shop and browse through all the new goodies. You are bound to find something to spark inspiration!
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 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!
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! 🙂
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! ❤
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:
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!
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!