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!
Happy New Year Friends! I am so excited to share my first project for 2021! I chose the “Everyday is an Adventure” cut file from the shop, as my title piece for a layout of my precious grandlove, Emery.
I am documenting her first day back to “physical” school, as opposed to “virtual” school in 2020. I thought the title was appropriate because, we never really know whats going to happen from day to day, lately. For instance, it was only a few weeks into the school year that she had to go back to virtual learning.
I used products from several different Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper collections to embellish my page and back my cut-file. I love to use 6X6 Paper Pads for backing cut-files because the scale of the patterns is smaller and works great for smaller areas, (i.e, within a letter)
Here are a few close-ups:
Thank you for stopping by! If you would like to see the layout come together, click the link below. I wish you a very blessed New Year with many happy memories and adventures to document!
Happy Holidays, Friends! I have a fun & festive layout to share with you today using the Bauble Trio cut file.
I cut the file on some cream textured cardstock and backed them with papers from an older Christmas collection by Echo Park, simpy called Christmas. I included stitching from the top of the page to make it appear that the ornaments are hanging. I used sprigs of pine boughs, paper poinsettia flowers and gems to further embellish the baubles. I love how this page came together. It really gets me in the Christmas spirit just looking at it!
Happy fall, ya’ll! Here in West Texas, we don’t get much differentiation between seasons. For instance, yesterday it was 90 degrees and today it is 28 degrees with snow and sleet. I am not even joking. LOL!
However, a couple of weekends ago the weather was nice enough to take the grandkids to Fiddlesticks Farms. It was a fun-filled, pumpkin-picking, gold-panning, enormous rocking chair-rocking, pig-racing, corn-mazing… kind of day!
So needless to say, I took a ton of photos! The Snap Shot cut file was perfect for this layout because it had spots for lots of pictures and still room for embellishment. Plus, it made my design decisions easy-peasy!
You can see the process video here:
And here are a few close ups:
Thanks for stopping by and hope you get the chance to get outside and enjoy nice weather and fresh air!
I am scrapping a photo of me and my best friend (husband) taken last Thanksgiving. I have been wanting to scrap this picture for awhile, but could never find the right “stuff” to go with it. I was looking through my 12X12 paper pads and came across a fall themed paper pad. That pad in combination with this cut file, sparked inspiration for scrapping this particular photo.
I realized when going through my stash, that I don’t have a lot of autum-themed scrappy embellishments, so I decided fussy cutting lots of the cute woodland animals, florals and other icons in the paper pad would have to suffice. Fussy cutting pattern paper is always a great option and money saver! Plus, I find it very relaxing! 🙂
I used the fall leaf backgroud cut file as the basis for my woodland/fall scene. I layered lots of cute elements horizontally across the center of the page.
I used the fussy-cut Pumpkin that says “Thankful for You” as my title piece. My last step in finishing a layout is always adding the smallest elements to fill in a blank space or to create balance in the design. The tiny little sunflowers, was my last step for this layout.
I must say, this is my favorite layout I have created in a while. It makes me happy just looking at it! I think that is how we should all feel, when we finish a page… happy and thankful for such a wonderful and enjoyable hobby!
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!
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! ❤
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!
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!
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!
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!