Homemade Happiness | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with my second layout for the month and this time I used two of the fab new May cut files… called ‘Homemade Happiness’ and ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ that are available now in the CUT to YOU shop! Now I don’t bake normally and am not a fancy cook but during lockdown I have been trying out new recipes and decided I needed to bake my husband’s favourite chocolate flapjacks! Nothing fancy but a big deal for me as I just wouldn’t normally do it…. so they had to make it onto a layout and these cut files where just perfect!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HomemadeHappiness_layoutB_May2020v2_withfooter

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I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection as I love the colours but better still there was a cute little bakery shop in the ephemera pack which was perfect to go with the two baking themed cut files!

For my background I picked a pretty yellow gingham patterned paper, then cut a curved strip from the top and bottom of the layout. I distressed the cut edges then backed the top and bottom with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file title.

I cut the ‘Homemade Happiness’ cut file title twice, from one of the patterned papers and from white cardstock as I wanted to combine the two. I filled in the ‘HAPPINESS’ letters with the ones I cut from the white cardstock, this helped it stand out more against my yellow gingham check background. I stuck it down with foam pads as wanted to add some dimension.

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Then I cut the ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ oven glove also from white cardstock and backed it with a pretty floral patterned paper. I attached it straight to the background but only in the centre as I curved the edges of the oven glove for more dimension. Then I added a small wooden enamel button to make it look like the oven glove was hung on it.

 

 

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To finish off I added three small photos that I backed with a coordinating patterned paper, these are stuck down flat on the bottom edge and raised on foam pads at the top edges.

I finished off with some cute ephemera, puffy stickers and enamel dots to the right of my photos, and as a cluster at the bottom of the layout… love the little bakery!

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To see more of the fab new releases don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop  and if you haven’t already then come and join in with the inspiration and chat over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

Love | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I’m here with a layout using one of the fab new May cut file releases, this one is called ‘All You Need is Love’ and is available over in the CUT to YOU shop. This is a very girly layout and I went for lots of pretty colours, layered flowers and cute little icons!

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I often cut out my cut files from white cardstock but decided to mix it up and go with one of the patterned papers in the Echo Park ‘All Girl’ collection. I then backed each line of the cut file with a coordinating patterned paper.

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For the base of the layout I used a raspberry coloured patterned paper that I attached to a frame (which was from the same patterned paper as the cut file). I stitched around all four sides and distressed the edges and then I watered down some white paint and added lots of splatters to the background. Now I stuck down the cut file which I mounted on foam pads to add dimension.

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I used just the one square photo that I mounted with a few of the patterned papers then stuck that to the layout using foam pads… I do love adding dimension!

Then it was time to add some embellishments, now I only have the matching sticker sheet with this collection so made some of my own layered flowers using different size punches and patterned papers. 

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Then I tucked in some cute little stickers, a fussy cut rainbow and some pretty pastel acrylic hearts to finish off. I added my journaling along the bottom of the layout and didn’t bother with a title as I think the fab cut file says everything!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Why don’t you pop  on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see the rest of the fab new May releases… and if you haven’t already come and join the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group for more inspiration and chat!

Happy scrapping and stay safe!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

 

Fun Times | Kirei Baldwin

Hi Everyone! I’m loving the new ‘Home Bodies’ collection of cut files in the CUT to YOU shop, they are just perfect for documenting about the time we are spending at home right now…. I loved the ‘Our House’ cut file and used it along with a photo of my husband and I getting together for a virtual quiz night with friends over the Easter weekend, thank goodness for the video chat apps available!

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I used a patterned paper from Paige Evans ‘Bloom St’ collection to cut the ‘Our House’ cut file from and then backed it with the coordinating acetate.

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I backed the windows with one of the plainer patterned papers popped up with foam pads as I wanted there to be some dimension on the house.

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I added some floral embellishment clusters around my photo and at the top left of the house.

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And then finished off with a title, the word ‘FUN’ layered onto patterned paper to make it stand out.

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Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to have a look at all the other fab new cut files over in the CUT to YOU shop and pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share your CTY cut file layouts!

Happy Scrapping and Stay Safe!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

 

Live For Today | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s April already, I’m in the UK and the weather is really lovely this week… won’t even need a coat to go outside which I have been in every day until now. The temperature has literally changed overnight!

So for my first layout this month I am using the fab ‘Live For Today’ title cut file that you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop….

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CTYLiveForToday (1)I cut it in white card and then decided I wanted to paint the word ‘today’ so just cut it apart from the ‘LIVE FOR’. I took inspiration for the paint colours from the striped patterned papers I was using. I carefully blended one colour into the next then once it was dry added some white highlights to each letter. Then I wanted to add more definition to the word so stuck it to some of the striped patterned paper and carefully cut around it leaving a small border. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020bThen I backed the ‘LIVE FOR’ with some of the coordinating patterned papers. I popped it up on foam pads just over the right side of the photo, then stuck the ‘today’ down straight to the layout. I only used glue along the centre of the word so I could still create some dimension from the non-stuck edges.CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020dCutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020aI added small striped paper strips down the left side of the white card and added some coordinating stitching for texture. On the right side of the layout I tore off a piece from the edge of the white card and added a strip of the same patterned paper just underneath. My photo is mounted on four different patterned papers and then stuck directly to the white card.

 

I added a little tassel banner and some coordinating word and star stickers. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020cTo finish off my layout I added some paint splatters to the background and wrote my journaling.

Thanks for looking, pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files including the brand new April releases!

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

 

 

So Berry Sweet | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020_withfooter

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I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.

I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.

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Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…

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I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers.  I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.

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I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020aThanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out all the fab designs over in the CUT to YOU shop! See you next month…

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

Life’s Short | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with a new layout featuring one of the fab CUT to YOU March releases! I’ve gone a little fruity and am using two of the new fruit cut files for my shares this month, the first one is the ‘Lemons’ cut file…

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Now I have to confess that this didn’t end up how I planned it… as it was initially going to have a giant shaker for the centre lemon slice! So… what happened? Well I backed the two outer lemons with patterned paper raised on foam pads and when it came to doing the middle one I realised that I had forgotten to back it first with some vellum! Oops…. so then looked to see if I could recover it but decided I was likely to end up ripping some of the cut file so onto plan B!

I wanted to back the centre with the same patterned paper as I had used for the layout frame but it was a little too bold so backed it with vellum first and then the paper and it was perfect! Remember there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities!

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I added my photo to the top left of the layout mounted with lots of layers of matching papers and some tags. Then added some of the ephemera to either side of the photo.

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I added a few fussy cut lemons and some of the ephemera down to the bottom right just to balance the photo cluster in the top left.

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I searched online for an appropriate lemony title and thought this one was perfect to go with my photo of us out and about at an event near to us…. ‘Life’s short, live it with zest!’

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I hope you’re feeling inspired…. why not pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the new releases and loads more fab cut files! And don’t forget to join us over on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page… see you later this month for another fruity layout!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

‘Tis the Season | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back for my second share this month and I decided to see how I could use one of the CUT to YOU cut files to make something other than a layout. Now, I love a mini album and decided that the Circletastic cut file would be perfect to make pages from!…. and yes I am still going with some Christmas photos!

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I firstly needed to release the compound path for the four circles so that I could cut more than just four out, this meant each circle could then be regrouped as an individual shape. I didn’t resize them as I could already fit nine onto one sheet of card which was perfect for what I needed as I knew I wanted to mix in some patterned paper pages too.

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I backed each of the cut file circles with patterned paper. I then cut a further five circles out from just patterned paper and stitched around them with gold thread to add some texture. I found out that sewing in a circle is not the easiest, so they are a little wonky!

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I also made a circle vellum shaker pocket to include in the mini album, to do this I just stitched around the two vellum circles and filled it with pretty matching sequins.

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I used tiny portrait photos that are 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and were cut on my Canon Selphy ‘four up with borders’. I backed them all with patterned papers.

To finish my mini album off I added the photos and lots of matching embellishments to each of the pages.

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I used two of the cut file pages to feature on the front and back, and added a title to the front and short quote to the back.

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I hope this has given you some inspiration on different ways to use a cut file, do pop on over to see the full selection at the CUT to YOU shop. And if you haven’t already do join us over on the CUT to YOU Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by… I’ll see you next month!

Happy Scrapping! dt-new-kirei-baldwin

Chihuly | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! Kirei here with a layout featuring one of the older CUT to YOU cut files called Circle Star Combo. I love that it has a mix of stars and circles and wanted to highlight both of them….

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I used a fun rainbow striped patterned paper for the cut file and then backed all the non-star circles with vellum. I picked three of these to make shaker pockets and to do this I added thin strips of foam tape around the back edge of each circle behind the vellum. Then I filled each one with some sparkly sequins that coordinated with the stripes on the cut file, and finally added another circle of vellum to seal them in!

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Then I attached the cut file to a 11.5″ square piece of white textured card using foam pads. I had already stuck the white card to a frame made with the same rainbow striped paper that I had used for the cut file.

I added back the stars from the cut file using more foam pads, and placed them slightly off centre.

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I mounted two small photos with patterned paper and attached them to the bottom right of the layout, raising the top edges with foam pads. Then the fun bit…. adding the embellishments! I used tone on tone word stickers on the cut file, and lots of other matching ephemera, stickers and enamel stickers to the top and bottom of the photos.

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Finally I added a one word title for the fab exhibition that we saw in Kew Gardens in London last year….

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You can find this cut file and loads more over in the CUT to YOU shop! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share any layouts you make using one of the cut files… thanks for looking today, see you later in the month!

Happy Scrapping!dt-new-kirei-baldwin

 

 

Picture Perfect | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with my second CUT to YOU layout for the month and I decided to use the fab Camera Oh Snap cut file to go with my cute photo of a friend’s daughter at a recent weekend away we had…

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I cut the camera out with white card and then backed it using a mix of soft pink and dusty blue patterned papers. I love dimension on my layouts so had to use sticky foam pads to give it that more layered look, it can be a bit fiddly but it’s definitely worth it in the end!

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Though I did decide to back the parts of the letters that were open… but stuck them directly onto the cut file as they were so small!

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My photo is mounted on patterned paper and tissue paper and then I created an embellishment cluster to the bottom left of the photo and overlapping the cut file.

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I hope you’re inspired by what you’ve seen, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the other fab cut files and please share your layouts over on the CUT to YOU Facebook group as we love to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!

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Beside the Seaside | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Cut to You DT and I am super excited to be here! I live in the UK so after a festive December and lots of cold, winter photos I have gone for something completely different and have embraced summer! I used the Urchin Background cut file which was perfect to go with this cute photo of my nephew at the seaside.

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I cut the Urchin background from patterned paper and before sticking it down I traced the flower centre of each sea urchin onto patterned papers and cut each of them out.

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Then I stuck the Urchin background directly to white card only using glue in the centre of each of the sea urchins so that I could curl the edges to create some dimension. I trimmed the parts of the cut file that were just off the edge of the white card at the top and left of the layout.

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To add detail to each sea urchin I added the paper flowers to the centre and then decorated each with a puffy sticker.

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I then added my photo which I mounted onto some of the matching patterned papers, and finished with a title following the edge of the sea urchin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the Cut to You shop to check out all the other fab cut files and I’ll see you later in the month for another layout!

Happy Scrapping!

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