CUT to YOU | You Are Some Bunny Special | Some Bunny Special Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. As Easter is just around the corner, I wanted to play with some of the new Easter cut files of CUT to YOU. My task was to make a layout with a title cut file, so I chose the Some Bunny Special cut file for my layout.

I scrapped a photo of my daughter that was taken back at Easter 2017, she had a bunny ears headband on, she was just so cute! She was just trying to ride on her balance bike, which was also new, with all the accessoires a bike can have πŸ˜‰

First I cut the Some Bunny cut file from white cardstock, then I started to back them with pastel coloured paper. For this I used the Flora Book 2 paper pad for fussy-cutting of Mintay Papers. This paper pad is awesome: on the one side it has beautiful florals, on the other some coordinating beautiful coloured cardstock. I chose some pastel colours and backed each line in different colours. I glued down the whole line and after waiting some seconds I started to cut out the letters using scissors and a craft knife. Then I repeated this with the next line. It was much faster this way then backing the letters one by one.

I also matted my photo with the same coloured cardstock I used for the cut file. I chose a background paper from the Better Times collection of Mintay Papers, and glued the photo on the left side of the cut file, because my daughter goes on the photo to the right.

I fussy cut lots of flowers from the Flora Book 2 paper pad, and started to decorate my layout with them. I often decorate my layouts diagonally, especially when I use a title cut file. It makes the balancing of the layout just easier.

Finally I added some chipboards of ScrapUp Scrapbook from my stash.

I hope I could inspire you to use title cut files on your layouts. They make the work so much easier, as they are big and dominant. You can find many awesome title cut files in the shop, and don’t forget to check the April Release too, you won’t regret! πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | Love You More | Heart You More Background Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. As Spring is coming on the Northern Hemisphere, I feel the desire to use more colours on my scrapbook layouts, so I combined the Heart You More Background Cut File with rainbow colours. I chose a photo of my daughter and me from last year, when she asked for a selfie on the couch – we’ve spent so much time at home last year, that couch selfies are definetely a thing! πŸ˜›

First I cut the Heart You More Background Cut File from white cardstock and chose the Good Vibes patterned paper from the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for backing it. I followed the colours of the patterned paper.

When I was ready, I glued it onto a white cardstock, and cut 1-1 cm from both sides. I cut two stripes from the Good Vibes paper and glued them on the left and right side to make it 12″ again. I also added machine stitching to them.

I placed my photo in the bottom right corner and added some stickers and a die cut to it. I also made a little cluster in the left corner above to balance the layout.

I think this colourful layout with these many hearts doesn’t need any more decorations, sometimes a cut file is just enough πŸ˜‰

I hope I could inspire you to use such background cut files as a highlight of your layout. Go to the shop and get some of the new cut file designs or some amazing background cut files for your next projects! πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | You Are Beautiful | Floral Camera Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. My task for today’s post was to use a floral cut file, and I chose the Floral Camera Cut File from the February Release. I took some photos of my daughter when she finally lost her second front tooth – she was very happy, beacuse it was a long process… And this cut file was a perfect match for those precious photos πŸ™‚

First I cut the Floral Camera Cut File from white cardstock. For my layout I used the Flora No.3. collection of Carta Bella, I chose similar colours to back the florals in the cut file as in one of the cards, which I fussy-cut to create a title.

I backed the camera with a light blue patterned paper from the same collection. I printed one of the photos twice, and lifted it using a heavy cardstock, as if the camera lens was zooming on her.

I fussy cut some flowers from a patterned paper of the Flora No.3 collection and glued it under the florals of the cut file to complement it.

In order to balance the layout I added some fussy cut florals to the bottom right corner too. Finally I added my journalling. I really love how it turned out: full of flowers, as I love it!

For more beautiful floral cut files head on the CUT to YOU shop and have a look at the Florals and Nature section of the shop, but there are also gorgeous designs among the March Release! πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | Unique | Sweetheart Banners Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest scrapbook layout for CUT toYOU. In February we have great collaboration with Spiegelmom-Scraps, you could already have seen many gorgeous inspirations with the amazing Fab Foil. As I show you my layout, I’m going to tell you what not to do when using a Fab Foil… Interested? Then read along πŸ˜‰

First of all: watch the great How to? video of Sara Scraps and do what she says. If she says you should use a smooth cardstock, then don’t try to turn the textured cardstock over to think it’ll do, because it won’t… The first mistake I’ve made.

After getting some bits and pieces of leftover smooth white cardstock (I ran out of them, I blame the pandemic), I began to release the silver Fab Foil of Spiegelmom Scraps and adhere it to the smooth cardstock. Take your time, if you don’t want to get bubbles. The second mistake I’ve made.

When I was ready, I started to cut out the Sweetheart Banners Cut File from the February Release. I used the settings Sara advised in her video: Heavy Coverstock, Blade 7, 2 passes. It cut out and came down easily from the cutting mat, but for the next time I should use a new blade, as the edges are not as smooth as I wished… The third and last mistake I’ve made… ;-P

For my background I used a watercolour paper and used some Catherine Pooler ink pads (Drive-In, Sauna) for watercoloring, the purple color is from the Prima Watercolor Confections Pastell Dreams Set. I backed the cut file with some patterned papers of the Bohemian Dreams collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose the Beautiful Mess paper as a frame for my layout, so I chose colours to match that patterned paper.

I matted my photo, and fussy cut some hearts from the Gypsy Heart paper and added them colour-matching on the background. Finally I coloured the title with the Drive-In ink pad and the purple watercolour I used for the background.

It hope I could inspire you to try this Fab Foil, beacuse it’s an awesome product! Inspite my failures I would like to make some more layouts with it πŸ˜€ So get some new cut files from the shop, order the foils from Spiegelmom Scraps and start creating with Fab Foils! πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | Bee My Valentine | Bee My Valentine Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. To make it more exciting for the team and more inspiring for you, from February each Design Team member has a special challenge to fulfill. This time my task was to use a black cut file – if you know me, you know that I hardly ever used a black cut file before! So it was really a challenge for me! πŸ˜›

As Valentine’s Day is getting closer I went with that theme. I cut the Bee My Valentine cut file from last year’s release from black textured cardstock.

I got some older Valentine’s Day collections from my stash, I chose the My Love paper from the Heart Day collection of Crate Paper as my background.

I backed the cut file with the Hugs & Kisses paper, and the bee with the Adore You paper from the same collection.

As the black cut file is big and impressive, I didn’t add many embellishments to the layout. I matted my photo with the same patterned papers, and added some stickers and chipboard stickers from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection, and some ScrapUp phrase stickers in Hungarian.

What do you think, did I manage to fulfill the requirements for the challenge? Would love to hear, what you think. Thanks for being with me today, let’s get crafty with more cut files, cut white or black πŸ˜‰ Visit the shop, you can find a gorgeous new release there!

CUT to YOU | 2021 – 365 New Days | 2021 Cut File | 365 New Days Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.

First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.

For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…

When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! πŸ˜‰

CUT to YOU | For the Record – Firsts in 2020 | For the Record Cut File

Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ It’s Piroska here today on the CUT to YOU blog and I am so happy to continue at CUT to YOU over this new term! For this year’s first share I made a retrospective double pages layout. I rarely do double pages, but this time I had so many photos, that it didn’t fit on one page.

2020 wasn’t an easy year, we had to face many unusual things. However when I was looking through our photos of the year, I realised we had many precious memories. Having a kid means there are always things you experience for the first time: kid learning to skate/rolling skate, trying SUP, first cycle-tour together, losing of the first tooth, playing more difficult games, started reading books. But the pandemic has given us, adults some opportunities to try out new things too: home office as a teacher, home schooling, baking “kifli”, making a garden on our never-used balcony, wearing a mask (not the best experience though), or keeping touch with family and friends via video chat.

So here is my layout for this collection of memories:

First I cut the For the Record cut file from white cardstock. I backed it from the Totally Splendid patterned paper from the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio. As I cut it large and had too many photos to include, I decided to glue it on a second page, on the darker background of the Simply Magical paper.

For my photos I used an almost white background paper, the Oh So Delightful paper. It had the same grids as the previous one what helped me to place my several photos and write my journalling.

When I placed my photos, I started to decorate my two pages. I used similar elements or similar colours to create a connection between the two pages.

I added some cut outs or fussy cut some elements from the patterned papers of the days of Splendor collection, and also some chipboard flairs. I also used some foam adhesives to create dimensions.

I hope, I could inspire you to make a similar layout. This For the Record cut file is perfect for all kinds of memories, so grab it and some other ones from the shop πŸ˜‰

Together in the Christmas Fair | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. We are already after the 3rd Sunday of Advent, and during advent-time we like to organise some special activities, like going to Christmas concerts, watching the Nutcracker ballett, visiting Christmas markets, drinking some mulled wine, eating chimney cake… But this year is different, all of the above have been cancelled… 😦 So I revisit those memories in my scraproom.

I chose the wonderful Holly Background cut file as a base of my layout. I cut it from white cardstock and started to back it with some patterned papers of the MuΓ©rdago collection of MintopΓ­a.

When I was ready with the backing of the Holly Background cut file, I sprinkled some watercolours on a white cardstock.

When it was dry, I glued the cut file on the white background, and as I found it was too pale, I cut the edges and added a darker border.

Then I cut some poinsettias with my Sizzix, and added them to the cut file.

I finally added the title and some gold leaf and pine stickers to the flowers.

I hope you are all going to have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, and will have some time for creating too! For having great basics to start, visit the CUT to YOU shop for some beautiful Christmas cut files! πŸ˜‰

Merry Christmas | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the many more and more beautiful Christmas cut files in the CUT to YOU shop? Whether you are documenting a previous memory or preparing for your December Daily album, these cut files will be perfect for you! πŸ˜‰

As December is coming closer, I like to scrap Christmas photos. This one is from last year, was taken on Christmas Eve, which we usually spend just the three of us. In Hungary we decorate the tree on this day, and the presents are under the tree. It is not Santa who brings gifts on Christmas Eve (because he brings some sweets to the good children on the 6th December), but the Little Jesus or the angels, as the faith of the family it requires.

For my layout I chose the Poinsettia Wreath cut file, it is sooo beautiful, I had to use it ASAP! πŸ˜€

As I wanted to use traditional colours, I used the Together for Christmas collection from Pink Paislee from last year. I backed the cut file with red and green patterned papers.

I arranged the cut files as it is, and started to decorate the wreath with some fussy cut flowers and leaves.

I matted the photo with some patterned papers, made a tag, and put the photo on the upper side of the wreath.

I added the title in the middle to separate the two parts. This way I created some white space under the title. I finally added a chipboard from ScrapUp! ScrapBook from my stash.

I hope I could inspire you to make a layout with this cut file. Get over to the shop, and find some new cut files πŸ˜‰

Good Times | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest share for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the November Release of CUT to YOU cut files? They are just amazing! Beautiful designs for fall and for November, the month of gratitude. I’ve chosen the Autumn Leaf cut file for my layout, because it was just perfect for my photos.

First I cut the Autumn Leaf cut file from white cardstock. I cut it big, because I wanted that to be the highlight of my layout. For backing it I used the 6×6 paper pad of the Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For my background I chose the Up in the Clouds patterned paper from the Daydream Collection Kit, it suits the coat of my daughter very well.

I matted my photos with some patterned papers of the 6×6 paper pad.

I cut some leaves using some Tim Holtz Thinlits dies with my Sizzix using the same colours as at backing the cut file. I decorated my photos with them, and added some stickers, a flair and a cut out piece to them.

Finally I added my title which I also decorated with some leaves. I really loved making this layout – using a huge cut file makes a great impact.

Now go to the shop and get some of the greatest new cut files πŸ˜‰ Happy scrapping!