Joy Joy | Christmas joy digital cut file | Petra de Vroege

Hi sweet Cut to You friends!

So nice to see you again! Yes, I know… Christmas is far far away yet, but I couldn’t resist to scrap last Decembers photo with this amazing Christmas Joy cut file!

I started with (as usual) cutting the file from white card stock. I wanted to create a full background, but wanted to keep it clean, so I decided to place the white card stock on a white background. I glued the file bit by bit… so first the top half of the top row and slowly glued it down. Don’t try to glue this file at once, at least… that didn’t work for me haha.

I cut a circle from my photo and layered it with 2 different design papers. I punched holes so I could cross stitch around the photo.

I used the inner parts of the words as a template to cut the Joys out of 3 different design papers. I distressed the edges and glued them with a bit of foam tape so they are slightly elevated.

Time to glue down the photo. I thought it would be fun to attach a piece of floss so it would look like a Christmas ornament. Some beads to finish it off and voila!

Finish it off with some embellishments and there we are. I loved creating with this file. I love to keep my backgrounds clean but still have the eye catching cut file as its star!

Have you seen the Christmas section in the shop? In my opinion, you an craft Christmas the whole year round!

Happy (Christmas) crafting!


Go See Do | TN Go See Do Digital Cut file | Petra de Vroege

Hi Cut to You friends!

So good to see you on the Cut to You blog again!
Today I want to show you this layout I made with the great Go See Do file. I love using TN files on layouts, they make great titles and backgrounds.

I wanted to create a subtle soft layout. I started with cutting the file out of white card stock. I kept the inner pieces of the letters.

I used the inner pieces as a template to cut the letters out of design paper. For the Go and Do I used one design paper and for the See a different one.

I distressed the edges and stuck them with thin foam tape so that they are slightly elevated from the rest of the layout.

For the background I used matching distress oxides and some Nuvo drops.

In the little arrows of the file I glued extra arrows. I really like this file, it’s such a great title!! Have you seen the other TN files in the shop??

I hope I was able to inspire you!
Have fun with your next cut file and see you soon!


All this happiness right here | Airport Background | Petra de Vroege

Hi sweet Cut to You fans!

So good to have you back on the blog. Can you believe it? Almost 2022… this year has flown. So, how fitting to use this amazing Airport Background file!

At first I was in doubt wether to back all the planes, or just a few, or not at all… but then it hit me. I wanted to create a background that was popping but not too busy…

the whole process is always different with me… usually I create a background and then pick a matching photo (I always have a bunch of photo’s printed and ready to use), but now I picked my photo first and knew I wanted to create a background that matched that sky in the photo.

I decided to color the planes (and wings) partially with Distress Oxide and distressed the edges. Then I stitched through the planes and folded them a bit to give some extra dimension.

After glueing the background itself, I puzzled all the planes and wings in place. I really love how it turned out, I like how the color pops and how it matches the photo.

Hope you all have a fantastic new years eve, and hopefully all a better and healthy 2022!



25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 9

Hi CUT to You fans!

It’s my turn in this amazing 25 Days of Christmas inspiration fest! I hope you’re enjoying the fun scrapbook ideas as much as I do. Today I’m showing you this layout I made with the Christmas Tree Row file. Such a cute file with so may ways to use!

I cut the file from white card stock. I instantly knew I wanted to back one of the trees with a photo…

When you back a cut file with a photo, be sure to measure the length and with so you can adjust the size of your photo before printing it.

After I backed the cut file with the patterned papers and before glueing it down, I took a star stencil and my spun sugar Distress oxide to create a background behind the cut file.

I decided not to back the stars of the trees, but to cover them with a solid star out of glitter card stock. I popped some foam tape behind them to give the page more dimension. The tiny Christmas balls created by punching 0.5” circles, fold them in half and glue the halfs together…

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Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.



Squeeze the day | Rose Garden Frame | Petra de Vroege

Hello lovely CUTtoYOU fans! It’s my turn again to show you a layout created with the beautiful Rose Garden Frame cut file. What a stunning file this is! So delicate, and it was so much fun backing the separate flowers.

With this layout I wanted to create a kind of border beneath my photo, so I decided to rotate the cut file in a way that the flowers are the base of the layout. That way, the frame becomes an extra layer behind the photo.

I backed the file with different papers. I decided to incorporate some darker papers to make it pop. I never glue the entire file down. I love to leave some parts and bend them a bit to give the whole layout more dimension.

When I back an intricate file like this, I always flip it over, flip my design paper over and trace the file onto the paper. That way your pen or pencil is less likely to leave marks on the front of your file and you can easily cut the right size papers to back your pieces.

I hope you got inspired and hope to see you again soon! Show us your work in our Facebook group! We love to see your creations with all these gorgeous cut files!


Clean and Simple TN spread | TN faded grid | Petra de Vroege

Hi you lovely CUTtoYOU fans!

It’s unbelievable that it’s November already! Time flies when you’re having fun with all these gorgeous cut files right?!

So, this time I used a Travel Notebook file: TN Faded Grid. I really loved this file. I saved the inner rectangle pieces to scatter around the page. As you might know, I love saving the cut outs and try to use them as separate embellisments!

I started out with only white on my page, but that was a bit too CAS for me… something was missing…

I decided to let the blue from my jeans come back in the background of the spread. I used faded jeans (duh) oxide, watered it down and simply pored it over the page. That’s always a bit scary, but if you don’t really like the splatter you created, simply call it: artistic hahaha.

I finished the spread by adding some phrases, word strips and rolled flowers. It may be simple but I like how it turned out!

Hope to see you soon! Did you know, that by subscribing to our newsletter you receive free files?! Go check it out!


Warm Memories | Fall leave circle | Petra de Vroege

Hi lovely CUTtoYOU fans!

So nice to have you visiting the blog again!
Today I want to share this fall layout with you. I used the beautiful Fall Leave Circle cut file. It was so much fun creating this layout!

This file is not only beautiful, it is also a great file to start out with, when you’re not really used to backing cut files. You can simply back it with one sheet of paper, but you can also easily back it with different papers like I did, and it’s would still be easy peasy!

What I liked about this file is that you can create an ombre effect while all the leaves are still seperate shapes. I glued down in the middle so I could bend the outer leaves a bit to make it more playful and interesting to look at. I always try to play with depth and layers.

The base of this layout was different colors of distress oxide. This also (in my opinion) creates a bit of depth and lets the cut file pop! Which is what I want of course.

I hope it got you inspired to create again! Can’t wait to see your work in our Facebook group!

See you next time! Till then: happy fall you all!


Happy Haunting | Jack o’lantern | Petra de Vroege

Hi you lovely CUTtoYOU fans!

So good to have you back on the blog! Over here in the Netherlands, Halloween is not really celebrated… it slowely slowely is growing, but trick or treating is not really happening. Sadly, cause I loooove Halloween! So, we decorate our house no matter what. We also go to Moviepark Germany every year for the Horrorfest, but due to COVID……

For this layout I used the a-ma-zing Jack o’ lantern file! I don’t think Jack tries to be cute here, but I adore him hahaha.

First I started with removing the outer line of the cut file. Then I cut Jack out of black card stock and then again out of orange cardstock.

I only used the rest pieces and made them a bit “older” by distressing them with some oxide. I glued the black card stock on a piece of orange card stock and simply filled the puzzle with the orange pieces.

I love how that turned out! I did not back the file, because I wanted to distress the edges (I used vintage photo), which is a bit more difficult to do if you back the file. But since Jack is rather big (sorry Jack), the ”puzzle method” worked perfectly!

I’m really pleased with how Jack turned out! Have you seen our Halloween bundle? That bundle gets you flying into Halloween!

Thanks for joining again and happy haunting people!


Another day at the office | TN Floral Spring | Petra de Vroege

Hi CUTtoYOU lovers!

So nice that you are here again! Today I would like to show you this layout I made with the stunning TN Floral Spring file. A TN file is meant for in our travel notebooks, but… It is also so perfect for layouts! This layout I decided to replace the design papers completely with solely a cut file!

I cut the file 3 times, every time a bit smaller than the previous one. I used white and black cardstock. The white cardstock I colored with distress oxide. I layered the black one on top of the mint one and glued them together but only a few dots so they would stand apart here and there…

I decided to save the inner pieces of the cut file. Inner pieces make great little embellishments! I always try to see if an inner piece is “embellishment material” ! That is also the case with the TN Spring Floral file!

I colored the smallest piece also with the same oxide color and tucked it under the white base sheet. This way the pattern repeats itself which I always like.

It’s really fun to use a cut file multiple times in the same project! It creates dimension and how fun is it to get those machines working! Did you know that for our European fans there is a special Etsy shop? A small warning though…. It’s highly addictive (speaking from experience 🙂 )

See you next time!


Vacation at last | Eucalyptus wreath *exclusive file | Petra de Vroege

Hi lovely CUTtoYou fans!

Today I’m sharing this layout with a brand new cut file design, the Eucalyptus wreath. This is an exclusive cut file you get access to when you become a member of the Cut of the month club. Each month exclusive design(s) for members only!

For this layout I cut the file twice. I backed them with different patterned papers and layered them on top of each other with a bit of an offset. This creates some depth, which I always love.

It is such a delicate, beautiful file! Everytime I work with a CUTtoYOU file, I say: this one I’m gonne use for different projects… and it’s no different with this one!

I can’t wait to see what the next exclusive will be the coming month! Also curious? Join us as a club member and get those machines rolling! Show us your projects in our Facebook group, and if you have any questions about the files or techniques, don’t hesitate to ask them in the group!

CU soon!