Boo | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to prepare for Halloween. We don’t celebrate this holiday in Hungary, but my daughter got to know about it through the cartoons, so she would love to try once that “trick or treat” sweets collecting game 😀 She already got a Halloween costume , which she wears proudly each October. 🙂

Of course, I had to scrap the memory when we were together shopping those clothes. I chose the Ghostly cut file for my layout.

I’ve been thinking about trying to make a layout with transparent ghosts, so I first cut the Ghostly cut file from white cardstock, then from a patterned cardstock from the Hey, Pumpkin collection of Crate Paper. I wanted to use the black cobwebby paper for my background, and highlight the gosts with the white cut file.

I wanted to fill the holes with a transparent sheet of foil, glue the eyes and mouth of the ghost on it, and ready. But in the meanwhile I changed my mind, and started to make shaker boxes from the ghosts. I used heavy cardboard to create a dimension for the sequins, and it took a while to cut out and glue down all those curves and little lines…

When I was ready with the glueing, I got out my powder tool and swept the foil pieces with it in order to prevent static, namely the sequins won’t stick to the foil. Then I started to fill my ghost boxes with different sizes and patterns of sequins, which were part of the September Song Base Kit at Clique Kits. When I was ready I closed the boxes with a 12″x12″ white cardstock.

I backed my photo with white tissue paper and some patterned papers of the same collection and the purple one is from BoBunny. I also add a heavy cardboard piece under the layers to add some dimension.

Finally I added some chipboard and phrase stickers, some thread and my journalling to the page. I hope you are going to try this technique, although it is not a 30 minutes layout, it is definetely worth it! 😉 Go to the shop and get some of cut files from the latest release!

Happy Moments | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, have some time for our great hobby too! I really love to get out of everydays’ business and get crafty with some beautiful cut files 😉

For my layout today I’ve chosen the Magnolia Butterfly cut file, from the August Release. It is just.gorgeous! 😀 First I’ve been thinking it from patterned paper (which would also look great), but then I cut it from smooth white cardstock.

I backed the flowers and leaves of the cut file with some beautiful patterned papers of Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream collection. I love the combination of peachy blush and darker grey colours!

I decided not to back the whole cut file, because I didn’t want to glue the whole cut file down, only the middle of it. I wanted to have some floating effect with the wings.

As I put the cut file on the white cardstock background, it looked so empty on the left side with only the photo there. So I made a border onto the left side, using paper stripes and some die cut or fussy cut flowers and leaves. I also added machine stitching.

I matted my photo with some patterned papers from the same collection, and started to decorate my page. I added some more flowers and leaves around my photo and under the cut file.

Finally I added some phrase stickers, fussy cut butterflies and a paper rose from the embellishment kit of the Daydream collection. And the title and some journalling is a must-have too.

I really love how it turned out. Have you made something with this cut file? Show us in the CUT to YOU Facebook group! And go and grab some new cut files from the October Release, there are so many great cut files again, Gwen is making wonders! 😉

Our Little Baby | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the many great cut files of the September Release there is a cute little one, which I chose for my layout today. The Little Romper cut file is perfect for all those baby photos & memories, and it would be also great for cards 😉

For my layout I chose the Little You, an older collection of Crate Paper. First I cut the Little Romper cut file from white cardstock, then I chose a patterned paper, called Little Nose for the romper. First I cut a 1″ wide border from that dotted paper, and added a 11″x11″ white cardstock on it. I wanted to machine stich the border, but my sewing machine didn’t want to sew the zig-zags: I had 2″ with thread and 2″ without when I realised that something is wrong… 😦 In order to save the paper, I decided to make the holes with the machine, thus I run over it without yarn, and then hand stitched it. So instead of 5 minutes it cost me more than an hour 😛

I backed my cut file and then started to make the layout. I chose a photo where my daughter was about 7 weeks old, starting to recognize her surroundings. I backed my photo with some patterned paper and also made some frames similar to the one from the cut out embellishments.

Finally I added some chipboards, stickers and cut out embellishments to decorate my page. Finally added some thread for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Go and grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop! 😉

Fishing in Paradise | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I am very busy nowadays as school has started again, and have to organise and take care of everything. It was so good to have some time at my desk and re-live the summer memories at the Lake Balaton. My hubby loves fishing, and he succeeded in sharing his passion. My daughter couldn’t wait the time to get to the lake and use her fishing-rod. She and her little friend had caught some ablets 😀

I was very happy to see the Fishnet Banner cut file among the September Release! Although we didn’t have the chance to go abroad this summer and there are no starfish in the Lake Balaton, I think it makes a great background for my layout 🙂

For this layout I used several different collections from my stash. First I cut the Fishnet Banner cut file from smooth white cardstock and backed the starfish with some yellow patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection of Pink Paislee. I glued it on the Sunshine paper from the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.

Then I cut two hibiscus flowers from smooth white cardstock as well. If you have already signed up to the CUT to YOU newsletter, you have got this beautiful cut file on the 1st September for free! Isn’t it worth to join us? Gwen is so generous that she even gives two cut file freebies a month! And all of them are so beautiful and have good quality as this Hibiscus Cut File is:

I backed the Hibiscus Cut File with some patterned papers from the Confetti Wishes collection by Pink Paislee and the leaves from the Summer Lights.

As my daughter is looking to the left on the photo, I decided to place my photo on the right and arranged everything diagonally.

I made 2 clusters using the two Hibiscus cut files, I added some die cut palm and monsterra leaves to the flowers.

I also fussy cut some hibiscus flowers from the No. 05 paper of the Confetti Wishes collection, and added it above and under the title.

I love the summer-feeling of this layout! Go to the shop and grab some new cut files and get crafty today! 😉

Floral Love You | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to spend with your hobby too. As I spend my last days of the summer holiday, I enjoy making layouts with flowers on them. But who do I want to deceive? I just love flowers, so I always find reasons to add them to my works. ;-P

This time I have chosen the Floral Love You cut file and the new Celebration collection of Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew.

First I cut my title, the Floral Love You cut file from smooth white cardstock and fussy cut the flowers of the This Story paper. I wanted to make a wreath with them, so I cut some leaves from the Leaf Duo cut file also, and made the base of the wreath with 8 leaves.

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I backed the title using the other side of the This Story paper.

I needed more flowers so I fussy cut some from the Progress paper as well.

As I needed some bigger ones too, I stamped two flowers with the Celebrate Us stamp, once on white background, once on the pink part of the This Story paper. I used my Altenew stamps to colour them using the stamp set.

I added foam adhesive on the back of the Floral Love You cut file and added it to the wreath. I really love using a wreath design, it makes a layout come together very fast. My title is now part of the wreath, just as my photo is.

I backed my photo and added it so, that it reaches the wreath. This time I used phrase stamps of Ali Edwards for my journaling. I hope I could inspire you to give these cut files a try! Go to the CUT to YOU shop and get some of the amazing new cut files!

Grow Old With Me | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you all are doing well, and do have time for creating pretty stuff. For me it’s summertime and holiday, and have just celebrated our 9th anniversary. We took a little trip just the two of us and spent 2 days in Tokaj, a wine region in Hungary – we had much fun, eating and drinking, walking a lot. This photo was also taken here, it’s a little blurry as it was taken on a tour bus, but I love it so much.

This time I challenged myself by using a big and bold title on my layout. I chose the Grow Old With Me cut file from the February Release and cut it from smooth white cardstock so that it almost covers a 12″ cardstock. I was curious how I can decorate a page like this so that I also leave some white space.

I decided to use the My Favorite Story collection by Pinkfresh Studio. Rainbows are really popular right now, and I also love it, so I backed the words with the beautiful colours of the Looking for Sunshine paper. I also added some other patterned papers from the same collection.

I wanted to highlight the Grow Old words so instead of backing them I cut the letters and glued them down with foam adhesive. I like the effect it just gives to the page.

I matted my photo and added it to the upper right corner. And now I started to decorate the layout. I already had some fussy cut flowers from the Bloom and Grow paper – I cut them once when I didn’t have inspiration. Now it was good to just get them out and add them to the page.

I also decorated the letters O and D with some fussy cut flowers and chipboard flairs.

Finally I used the tiny flowers instead of enamel dots – I just love how they decorate the layout!

I hope I could inspire you to use long and bold titles on your layouts! It’s so fun and the result is great. Go and get some title cut files from the CUT to YOU shop and don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

Splish Splash | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout. Summer is already here in Hungary, school holiday is on. Finally! We’ve been waiting for it sooo long! However I’ve chosen an older photo of my daughter who loved when her father played with her in the Lake Balaton, lifting up and letting her down into the water with a big splash. Among the new cut files of the July Release there is a great cut file for this theme: the Splish Splash cut file.

This layout started as a disaster… I wanted to cut the cut file from the Sea to Sky paper of the Art Walk collection by Heidi Swapp. But something went wrong, the blade lost direction at a halfway point and started cutting on the wrong place so I had to stop cutting. There I was with a half-cut design, had no other paper of that specific one… I still wanted to use that paper because it matches my photos perfectly so I got out my Prima watercolours and started to make my own background.

When I was ready I cut my 2 photos into the two biggest water drops. Some of the water drops cut out of the patterned paper were still useable, I adhered them on the background, and I let the cut file drops lifting above them, giving the feeling of the splashing water.

I backed the letters and the remaining cut files from the rest of the patterned paper, so in the end I could use it even so. I added some phrase stickers and puffy heart stickers and was ready. I really love the end result. What do you think? Have you ever had a similar experience?

Come and play with us this month! July is the birthday month of CUT to YOU and we have two amazing challenges for you. The second challenge is the Two-riffic challenge – use 2 photos/2 cut files/the number 2 on your layout or create a double page to join this challenge at the CUT to YOU Facebook group.

Have a nice day and time for scrapping! 🙂

This Calls for a Happy Dance | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. July is a special month , because it is a birthday month! We are celebrating the second birthday of CUT to YOU, yay! Happy Birthday CTY! 🙂 We want YOU to have some fun too, so among many exciting shares we also have two awesome challenges for you! One of them is a moodboard, and I have used the Happy Dance Title Cut File from the July Release to work with this challenge.

Here is the moodboard – look at those beautiful shades of pink! And the small touch of black&white, it is so inspiring.

We live far away from my parents, but we used to meet each month. Because of the lockdown I haven’t been able to see them for more than 4 months! It was horrible, but thanks to the internet, social media and video conferences we could keep in touch. But as you all know, that’s not the same… So I was amazingly happy when we could finally meet and hug each other! It really called for a happy dance 😉

First I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock. I collected the pink shades of patterned papers from the And Many More collection from Pink Paislee, and backed the cut file with them.

Inspired by Gwen’s blog post 30 ways to Use Cut Files on Your Scrapbook Layouts, I traced the word happy and cut it from black cardstock (I only have the Basic Edition on my Silhouette so I cut the excessive parts by scissors). The doubled up word looks so great, I just love it!

I fussy cut some flowers and added them to some of the letters and around my photo. Finally I added some phrase stickers and confetti dots as a final touch to the layout.

I hope you play along with us! Check out the cut files in the shop and start cutting today! 😉

Good Vibes, Good Times | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Today I brought you a layout I made for the CSI challenge Nr. 323. I was inspired by the carousel theme, and used the Carousel collection of Maggie Holmes.

Last summer we visited the amusement park in Budapest. Unfortunately the old park has been closed, but a few of the older machines are still there as a part of the zoo. The Schäftner carousel is also very old, it has been built in 1908. It is gorgeous, with all those old figures and gold accents. I had to sit on it and make a photo ;-P

For this layout I used the Good Vibes Good Times cut file.

I cut it from smooth white cardstock and backed only one part of them with patterned paper, because the background paper (Prize / Carousel, Maggie Holmes) I chose, had a great pattern: the yellow triangle is like an arrow pointing at my photo, so I didn’t want to cover that effect.

I fussy cut some B&W flowers of the Belle paper of the same collection as we are also wearing black (dark blue) and white clothes on the photo. I matted the photo with patterned papers, one of them has gold foil to reflect on the carousel.

I added some die cuts and chipboard pieces to the layout to reflect on the theme more. Finally I added some gold stars from the ephemera pack of the collection.

I hope you are also going to play along at CSI. YOu can find all the details on their blog or Facebook group. And don’t forget to grab some new cut files at the CUT to YOU shop! 😉

Love Heart Rows | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout. Or rather two layouts. Because today I’d like to show you how you can make 2 layouts from one cut of a cut file using only one patterned paper.

I chose the Love Heart Rows cut file from the April Release. When we first could travel to the Lake Balaton after the Lockdown, we were all extremly happy. We just couldn’t stop looking at the lake… and suddenly my daughter hugged me around my neck and said: “I love you…” That made me melt… So for keeping this memory in form of a scrapbook layout, I needed a cut file with lots of hearts 😉

First I cut the cut file from a patterned paper from the Bloom Street collection (Pink Paislee, Paige Evans). I just love that big floral paper, it has such beautiful colours! I put the cut file in the middle of the paper.

I cut down a white cardstock to 9″x12″, and glued it on the rest of the patterned paper. This time I didn’t want to use it as a frame, just as a border, the right one is wider than the one on the left. I also machine stitched the left and right sides.

I glued down the Cut File, and I wanted to add the hearts to some of the holes, but it looked too busy, so I let the Cut File stand on its own, and decorated it with some cut out flowers. Finally I played a little with dimensions by using foam adhesive.

Lets have a look at the other layout. I wanted to use the remained hearts of the Love Heart Rows cut file. I really liked Anna Blades’ layout made for the iNSD 2020 challenge over at Cocoa Vanilla Studio, so I used that as an inspiration. I get out a white cardstock, arranged the hearts on the left in 3 coloumns as if it was a patterned paper.

Before glueing them down, I got out a heart stencil (SrapUp), and made some hearts in the middle of the right side using modelling paste. Then I got my liquid watercolors of Pinkfresh Studio (blue, purple) and one of Ecoline (pink). I slightly coloured over the hearts – I used some water to get solid colours.

Then I added some splashes on the whole layout using bolder colours. I glued down the hearts, mat my photo with patterned papers and added some stickers to the layout. This photo was taken after the previous one, is just as precious to me as the one with my daughter.

I can’t decide, which layout I prefer more 😀 I hope I could inspire you to make more out of one cut! Go to the shop and grab some awesome cut files from the June Release! I can’t wait to use them!