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!

Everyday is an Adventure | Kelly Pyron

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!

Holly & Jolly | Kelly Pyron

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!

See below for the process video:

Here are some close ups:

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Fall is Fun | Kelly Pyron

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!

Thankful for You | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am back with an Autumn themed layout featuring the Fall (Autumn) Background Cut-File from the shop.

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!

You can see how this layout came together here:

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: