CUT to YOU | Our Flowers | Orchid Bloom Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Gwen Wruck has many beautiful floral cut files in her shop, I have to admit these are my favourite design elements to scrap with. This time I chose the Orchid Bloom digital cut file as the base of my layout. We like orchids a lot, they feel themselves great in our windows as they love the sunlight coming from East, and bloom perfectly from January till July, just like this one on the photo.

First I cut the Orchid Bloom cut file from white cardstock, and then started to back them with some patterned papers. I wanted to use soft colours so I decided to use the Flora Book 2 of Mintay Papers to back the stem of the flower.

Then I backed the flowers with some blush papers from the Flora Book 2 collection. When I was ready with backing, I glued it on a white background and added some fussy cut orchids from the Flora Book 2 of Mintay Papers.

I glued a purple frame behind the white background paper, and started to mat my photo. I used some patterned papers from the Flora Nr.3 collection of Carta Bella and from the Flora Book 2 and Tag Book of Mintay Papers.

Finally I added two fussy cut orchids to my photo and journalling, and then the title.

Do you also like floral cut files? Then check out the Florals and Nature section of the CUT to YOU shop, and grab some new ones to scrap with! Don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

**European customers – visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get these amazing cut files!**

CUT to YOU | Happy New Year | Happy New Year Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone and a very happy new year to you all! Incredible how fast this last year went by, and 2022 is here. New year, new chances, new resolutions… AND… new cut files! πŸ˜€ For my layout I chose a photo from 2 years ago and the Happy New Years cut file from the January 2022 release.

First I cut the Happy New Year cut file from white cardstock and started to back it. I chose the Bohemian Dreams collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio, as it has similar purple shades as our accessories in the photo. πŸ˜€

When I was ready, I matted my photo with some patterned papers.

I wanted to add some highlights to the background, and cut the Kaleidoscope paper in half and glued it on a white cardstock. It looks like the colours of fireworks.

I placed the title cut file and my photo, and glued them down. I added some stickers and embellishments to the photo, and sewed some sparkling elements on the patterned paper with the help of the Stitch It! embroidery stencil of Lora Bailora.

Now get your New Year’s Eve photos printed and start creating! Have a look at the new cut files here, and grab your favourite ones! I wish you a very creative and happy 2022!

**European customers, visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get the new cut files.**

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 19

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. I hope you all follow our 25 Days of Christmas fun on the blog and get the digital cut files each day from the shop 80% off. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to do so, Christmas is coming πŸ˜‰

For my inspiration I chose the Happy Christmas Circle Cut File. I love these circle cut files, they are so special, and you can play with them a lot! You can cut them multiply times in different sizes, or just one time, but you can still make different layouts with it.

First I cut the Happy Christmas Circle cut file from white cardstock. My idea was to highlight the circle design of the cut file and make a dimensional layout. So first I cut the edge of the cut file with my circle cutter. After that I backed the letters of the cut file with some red patterned paper. I used the Winter Cottage collection of Simple Stories from last year.

I cut a smaller circle from a patterned paper of the Winter Cottage collection and an other one in smaller size. To add a special effect I cut some circles from gold glitter cardstock and added them under the cut file and one of the patterned papers, and the photo.

I started to glue everything down – I added some foam under each section to get it more dimensional. It is almost like a tiered cake πŸ˜€

Then I cut some pine branches with my Sizzix and glued them around the biggest circle. It looks like an Advent wreath.

I also cut some other branches and some poinsettia flowers with my Sizzix, and decorated my photo and the layout with them diagonally.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

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

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 2

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with a Christmas inspiration for you. Can’t believe it’s already December! We have some special celebrations for you, spoiling you with some sale and beautiful inspirations. It’s worth to read the blog each day πŸ˜‰

For my Christmas layout I used the Quilt Grid One Background Cut File. Backing this cut file was like sewing a quilt blanket, took some time, but it looks awesome! πŸ˜€

First I cut the Quilt Grid One Background cut file from white cardstock. Then I started to back the little triangles with some patterned papers. I wanted to mix and match all the beautiful colours and patternes to create a background with a cosy, Christmassy athmosphere, so I used the Winter Cottage collection of Simple Stories from last year.

In order to get a balanced look, I followed the rules of patchworking: I made small sections, and repeated them, sometimes I changed the order, but the lighter colours were always in the middle.

When I was ready with the background, I glued my photo behind a frame, and started to arrange my layout. (If I started this layout again, I would choose a bigger portrait, because the busy background makes it hard to recognize the small faces in the photo.)

This photo was taken 3 years ago, when we celebrated one of my friends bridal shower in the Vintage Garden restaurant in Budapest, which had a beautiful photo shooting section – we just couldn’t help to make some photos there πŸ™‚

Then I started to embellish the layout. I found a sticker which was perfect as a title – I glued it on a smooth white cardstock to make it sturdy. I cut some pine tree branches ad poinsettia flowers with my Sizzix to decorate the layout.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary. Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021. **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount. No refunds will be given for missed codes. Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

CUT to YOU | Hello Autumn | Skeleton Leaf Duo Digital Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. If you are signed up to the CUT to YOU Newsletter, you have got the Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file for free. If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? πŸ˜‰

I’d like to show you how I have used this Freebie cut file. I really love to create fall layouts, and this Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file was perfect to make many colourful leaves.

First I traced 9x the Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file on a 12×12″ white cardstock. After cutting it, I left them on the cutting mat and started to colour them with some Catherine Pooler ink pads. I used the colours: Limoncello, Lemongrass, Sauna, Catching Rays, Orange Peel, Mandarin Spice, Rouge, Sage, Eucalyptus, Green Tea.

I mixed the colours, trying to copy real leaves.

When I was ready with the 18 leaves, I got them off the cutting mat, and arranged them on a white cardstock. I wanted to make a circle background for my photo. I really love how the paper leaves match the colourful leaves on the photo.

I put the green leaves around my photo, and the others in the next row of the circle. Then I started to embellish my layout using many stickers from the Late Afternoon collection of Amy Tangerine.

I also added some chipboards of ScrapUp Scrapbook, I think they match these cut files and the autumnal colour sheme perfectly.

Finally I added the title and some more embellishments to finish up my page.

I hope you liked my inspiration. If you didn’t get this cut file in the Newsletter, you can also buy it in the CUT to YOU shop here. Check out the other fall cut files in the Autumn and Fall section.

**European customers – visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get these amazing cut files!**

CUT to YOU | Pecs | Oak Leaf Background Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. The end of October means having an autumn break and enjoying the beautiful colours of this season. I really love scrapbooking fall memories, I like to represent all the yellows, reds, greens and browns of fall. The Oak Leaf Background cut file is perfect for showcasing these.

For this layout I cut the Oak Leaf Background cut file from white cardstock. One of my favourite autumn collections is the Auburn Lane of Pink Paislee, so I started to back the oak leaves with some colourful patterned papers of this collection. The light shades of peach, soft pink, the yellow and the dark green colours and especially the copper foil details make this collection and my leaves just more cosy and autumnal.

I backed each leaf with a different colour and pattern, taking care of the balance of the dark and light colours.

Then I matted my photo with the same patterned papers. This photo was taken at the end of November 2 years ago, when we were having a weekend out, enjoying the good weather and the sights (here: the cathedral) in one the most beautiful towns of Hungary, and also the concert of our favourite band.

I placed my photo on the bottom right corner and started to decorate the layout. I created some clusters using some die cuts, stickers, puffy stickers and flowers.

Finally I added the title, my journalling and some sticker, puffy, rub-on or enamel hearts. I really like the result. What about you?

You can find the Oak Leaf Background cut file and other beautiful fall cut files among the November 2021 release of CUT to YOU. Get on to the shop and grab some awesome designs and get creative!

**European customers – visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get these amazing cut files!**

CUT to YOU | Wowza! | Jack o’lantern Digital Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Halloween ist just right around the corner, and although it is not a traditional celebration in Hungary, we do carve pumpkins as a decoration. Since my daughter is big enough, she likes to help. These photos were taken 2 years ago, and she was very proud of her self-designed pumpkin πŸ™‚

For my layout I used the Jack o’lantern digital cut file of CUT to YOU.

I’ve been really inspired by Belinda Jane’s post from September, where she describes in a video how to make a stitching file from a regular cut file. I decided to try this with the Jack o’lantern cut file. I let my Silhouette Cameo cut the stitching holes and hand-stitched the cut file. It took some hours, but I really like the look of it. The distance of the holes is not always the same, but if needed I could make a hole with my needle.

When I was ready with the stitching, I matted my photos with some patterned papers from the Hey Pumpkin collection of Crate Paper. I also added a border from a patterned paper of this collection. I placed my photos diagonally, and watercoloured the background of the photos with some Catherine Pooler ink pads (colours: Catching Rays, Orange Peel).

I added some chipboard pieces from the Hey Pumpkin collection, but found that my layout needs some more decorations. I had an older clear stamp set of Lawn Fawn in my stash, so I decided to make some pumpkins. I stamped the images of the Pick of the Patch stamp set on a smooth cardstock with the Midnight Premium Archival Ink of Catherine Pooler, and coloured them with a watercolor brush pen using some Catherine Pooler ink pads (colours: Catching Rays, Orange Peel, Mandarin Spice and Sage).

I also stamped some phrases from the Pick of the Patch stamp set of Lawn Fawn, and added some multicoloured leaves from the same stamp set as the last touch.

Would you try to stitch a cut file instead of backing it? Wether or not, you should head on to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some Halloween cut files, if you have not yet πŸ˜‰

**European friends, you can find all the CUT to YOU cut files in the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU! You can find the Halloween cut files here**

CUT to YOU | Sweet Treats | Sweet Treats Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the cut files of the September 2021 Release there are many Halloween themed items, for example the Sweet Treat cut file, which I chose for my post. It is a very versatile cut file, I used it now for documenting our visit to the Sweet Days Budapest 2018. It is a festival full of sweets and chocolates, we ate and bought a lots of them and this was the first time we tried cake pop and churros! My daughter loves sweets, I am rather a salty person, but I wouldn’t say no to a good chocolate πŸ˜‰

First I cut the Sweet Treats cut file from white textured cardstock. As my photos have vivid colours, I chose the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio to back the cut file. I also backed the candy cut files.

Then I started to paint my background. I used some Catherine Pooler ink pads in colour Limoncello, Pucker Up and Cummerbund.

When I was ready with the background I matted my photos. I used the same patterned papers as by backing the cut files.

After arranging everything on the background paper I added some clear stickers to the layout – these faux watercolour stickers give more colours to the layout. I added them to the left corner of my photo, and to the candys on the right, and the photo next to the title.

Finally I added my journalling and some phrase stickers.

What would you use this cut file for? Show it in our Facebook group and tag CUT to YOU to help us to find your post!

Now head on to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some of the awesome Halloween cut files! πŸ˜‰

** European friends, remember to shop at the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | Happy | Ferris Wheel Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. When I first saw the Ferris Wheel digital cut file, this photo came in my mind. Unfortunately the amusement park in Budapest has been closed, but you can ride some of the old machines in the City Park. This mini ferris wheel is also there, so tiny but still fun.

First I cut the Ferris Wheel cut file from white cardstock. As the mini wheel on my photo is coloured blue, I decided to back the Ferris Wheel cut file with blue tones. I used the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose the tiny floral paper and the leopard patterned paper from the 6″x8″ paper stack and the Bright Side paper from the 12″ paper pad.

I chose the Just Chillin’ patterned paper for my background. I matted my photo with the same patterned papers and glued the cut file on the background paper. I placed my photo on right bottom side of the cut file.

Then I started to embellish the layout. I added a phrase sticker and some puffy stickers from the Sunkissed collection, and a title cut out from the Midnight collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I really like how this monochromatic layout has turned out. Have you already used this cut file? If yes, show us in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group!
And now had onto the CUT to YOU shop, and grab some new cut files to work with! πŸ˜‰

**CUT to YOU friends from Europe, visit the CUT to YOU Etsy store to buy the cut files. You’ll find the Ferris Wheel cut file here.**

CUT to YOU | One Big Adventure | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Do you like reading? I do. I even have to be careful because if I start to read, I won’t do anything else! ;-P One of my biggest joys is that my 8 years old daughter also loves reading. I still read her bed-time stories, but during the day she also reads some other books on her own. Some of them still have lots of photos, others only alphabets… there is so much to choose from, right? And fortunately she likes it, and enjoys this activity. So I snapped a photo of her, totally in her book, reading on the balcony.

When I saw the September CSI challenges, especially Case File No. 367, I knew I wanted to scrap this memory. I chose a cut file that is not especially for reading, the One Big Adventure cut file from the August Release, but reading is like an adventure, right? We can travel to places, we would never go to, doing things we never would in real life, it is like living thousand lifes.

First I cut the One Big Adventure cut file from white cardstock. I wanted to use a design paper of Alexandra Renke, so I fussy cut the book stacks and the reading girl from that design paper.

Then I chose some patterned papers for the background. The One Big Adventure cut file looked great unbacked, so I only backed the word adventure. I teared the patterned papers and glued them on a white cardstock, then I added foam adhesive to the cut file and glued it on the patterned papers.

Then I added my photo and some fussy cut book stacks to embellish my layout. I added my journalling and was ready. Sometimes less is more – I like this simple layout – I hope you’ll like it too!

Now get over to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some new cut files to get creative with! Remember, it doesn’t have be perfect or complicated, just have fun! πŸ˜‰