HotHouse Flowers|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today, with my first Cut To You layout of 2021! I hope you love this tropical, fun layout as much as me.

I’ve used the Hibiscus cut file from the shop. I cut it 4 times to create layered embellishments for my layout.

I created a mixed media background for my page and paired the cut file with lots of fun, tropical embellishments.

To see all the details of my layout, you can take a peek at my full process video on my You Tube channel and then be sure to head over to the SHOP and get a gorgeous Hibiscus cut file for yourself!

Sisters, Besties For Life | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun, bright layout to celebrate sisters!

I used two amazing cut files the shop, Loops Of Love and Besties for Life Title Cut File

I backed both cut files with some gorgeous patterns from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Happiness collection.

I kept the embellishments simple so that I didnt take away from the cut files and photo…really let those cut files and the photo shine!

This layout was fun and easy to put together! I let the cut files do most of the work! You can see all the details on my process video –

Have A Lovely Day!

Let’s Snuggle|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying your December. Here is my neck of the woods, that means snow…Beautiful? Yes! Cold? Also Yes! Im participating in Gwen’s Document December You Tube Hop and documenting The beauty of the outdoors in my area. I love to take photos of snowy landscapes and documenting them in a traveler’s notebook insert ! I paired my photo with the Oak Tree Cut File and of course, lots of winter product stash.

I’m so happy with how this spread came out! Especially the snow!
Be sure to check out my video below and then head to the Cut To You shop and grab this fun cut file!

Have A Lovely Day!

Music Soothes The Soul|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Guitar cut file and the amazing Legendary collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

This cut file is so perfect for my boys! Both of them play guitar and I have loads of guitar photos to scrap so I was excited to pull some out and scrap them.

For some added texture and interest, I hand stitched the “strings” on the guitar and backed it with some woodgrain paper for warmth and an orange strap to compliment the photo.

I stamped two borders using a stamp set across the top, one of which acts as the title of my page. I loved these ticket die cuts that came in the collection so I layered them up along with some stars for embellishment.

Some of the stars I popped up with foam adhesive for some extra dimension and then just a few phrase stickers to finish up this page.

If you have some guitarists in your life, this cut file is a must buy for sure. And while your there, be sure to check out all the amazing music files in the SHOP.

Here is my process video for this one for you to enjoy.

Have A Lovely Day!

Love My Create Dates|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout documenting how we craft together this year…virtually and through Zoom! I used the Love My Create Dates Title Cut File.

I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock and decided I wanted to add some color to the file. I used some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide to give the file an ombre look that coordinates with the Cocoa Vanilla Daydream collection.

I chose to back just the open letters in the cut file and “fill” the hearts with some other fun bits and bobs.

The largest heart I filled with sequins. I varied the colors and sizes of the sequins to add interest and texture to my layout. And speaking of texture…

How adorable are these corduroy hearts ??? They are like little puffy pillows of goodness!

They snuggled right over the hearts in the cut file and added the perfect finishing touch!

Title backgrounds are a great addition to your cut file collection. They can be altered and embellished to fit a variety of layout topics! Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a few for your next project.

And here is my process video showing all the details!

Have A Lovely Day!

5th Grade | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a super fun fall school layout! This month’s release at Cut To You features lots of school designs just perfect for documenting school days. I chose the School Books cut file for this week’s project!

I kept my page design very simple. I clustered my photo and my cut file into the middle to create a center-focused design. I used foam tape to pop up part of the cut file and also my photo to give them extra dimension. I used my favorite Thicker design to add the year and the grade my son was in in this photo.

I love to add little extra details to my cut files…for this one, I added Glossy Accents to the letters for a bit of shine.

A good trick for backing a cut file is to use 6X6 papers. These patterns are smaller in size and they are perfect for backing small areas with fun patterns. I chose fall papers and embellishments because they coordinated with the photo so well. And fall designs are a particular favorite of mine. I squeeze as many fall layouts as I can between September to November. And I have oodles of school photos here that still need scrapped.

I created clusters using die cuts, brads, and enamel dots to help the eye move around my page. And those adorable fall critters don’t hurt either. 🙂 I havent put a brad on a layout in at least a decade, so that was a fun addition to the page.

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous cut files in the shop HERE.

And you can also check out my process video

Have A Lovely Day!

Love Your Llama Selfie|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today playing with one of this month’s new cut files, Love Your Selfie. This cut file is so fun, I especially love the cute Instax- like camera. I knew it would look fabulous backed with some fun patterns.

I paired the cut file with papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new line, Daydream. I just got this collection and Im already hooked…these colors are swoon-worthy. I havent gotten any new lines in a while so I dug right in and went to work..well, play (creating this layout was anything but work!)

I paired the cut file with flowers, lots of flowers. Fussy cut flowers from the collection paired with die cuts. I added this cute little corduroy heart to the camers lens. The heart and the floral element really added whimsy to the camera.

My photograph is a selfie…with a llama. I have a confession, I love llamas. I wanted to add one to my page, but in a subtle way. So I added a “hidden llama” to one of my floral clusters. He is sooo cute, right??

I added a llama to my title using some Thickers and I added some more hearts to the middle of the letter O’s to create a visual triangle around my page. And if you look closely…you’ll find a little “hidden cactus” too.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this layout. Using new products and brand new cut files was fun, and creative! Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and take a look at ALL the new cut files this month. You will not be disappointed!…promise!

Have A Lovely Day!

Slimline Cards|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun twist on a current crafting trend- slimline cards. I love to make cards and while I don’t often share them online, I felt like Cut To You cut files would fit so well on these size cards I had to try a few! And by a few..well..I ended up making four so let’s start sharing them!

Slimline Cards are 31/2 X 81/2 so I made sure to cut the files to a size that would comfortably fit in those dimensions. I used some nice heavyweight bright white cardstock so I could add layers of embossing powder and ink on top of the files without them ripping. I wanted to the cut files on my cards to have a glossy, metallic, copper shimmer.

To achieve that gorgeous,smooth copper, I added layers and layers of embossing powder, heat setting between each layer till I atcheived the desired look, depth, and smoothness I wanted. Most of the cut files got 3 layers…some got four. You can’t even tell they are paper anymore!
Once the main elements were heat embossed, creating the rest of the card was easy. I pulled out my favorite fall collection from last year and used the scraps and leftover embellishments to create the cards. I still really love these patterns and images. Creating the cards to set off the embossed cut files was fun and easy!
I used two cut files from the shop, the Thank You Cut File ( This set comes with 3 files and I made three of my cards from this one set) and the Book Stack Backgrond ( I sized this one down and it still cut and worked perfectly! ) There are soo many cut files that would work for cardmaking in the SHOP. i think the tag files would be amazing on cards and sized correctly, the TN files would be awesome for more slimlines.

I have a video for you showing my embossing process for the cards too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Shine|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.

I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.

I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.

I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.

I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.

As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.

Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

In The News|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a TN insert spread featuring the new Office Clips cut file. I also used one of the Hashtag Stay Safe title files. I knew as soon as I saw these Office Clips that it would make a Fabulous TN spread!

I masked off and inked up the top portion of the clips with grey ink to give them the look of real office clips. I’m not a mathamatician by any means and it was too hard to figure out the size to cut them so the photos would fit perfectly so I decided to back the office clips with patterned paper, layer them up, and then add the photos to the clips.

Some simple embellishments, stamping,and some Nuvo Drops finished off the spread nicely while keeping the look of the spread more like the look of junk journal with lots of journaling.

You can head over to my process video for more information on how to add color to certain parts of a cut file and also to see all the little details I added to the spread and my journaling. And be sure to grab these files from the Cut To You shop! The Office Clips are just perfect for all kinds of projects!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara