Happy Place | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I hope June finds you in good spirits! πŸ™‚ The weather is just starting to warm up where I am located which is super exciting for me.

Today I’m sharing a layout created with two cut files- Scallop Banners and the Floral Boquet Set. I selected these two cut files along with the overall color scheme from the design of my granddaughters swimming suit.

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I added small amounts of ink to the background to provide an illusion of water and then laid the scallop strips down randomly. A few stitches here and there add some dimension.

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I then placed the backed cutfiles over the photo and finished off with some bright words and fun accents.

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Doubling up on cut files is super fun and creates an extra exciting layout. I do hope you’ll try and share your work in the Cut to You HQ facebook group. πŸ™‚

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beautiful | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! πŸ™‚ Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Hearts-on-Strings cut file, one of the fabulous new May releases. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this fun and whimsical cutfile.

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I created a mixed media background to pull in some more of the richer pink color similar to the flowers.

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Keeping a repetitive and fun mixture of patterned paper behind the hearts keeps the eye moving across the page.

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Some large fussu cut flowers and butterflies add to the whimsy of this super fun cut file!

Have you checked out the CUT to YOU HQ facebook page? We’d love to see what you are creating. πŸ™‚

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Sweet Smile | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Is anyone else surprised that May is upon us? April felt long, but May seemed to have snuck up on me.

Today I am sharing this sweet layout featurng one of the gorgeous new May cut files, the Floral Heart Frame 01 Cut File.

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I wanted to add some depth to the flowers, so I cut this area twice. I added the patterned paper underneath the first layer, and then added the extra floral section with a tiny bit of glue to a few areas to hold it in place.

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To frame the page, I just added some floss. A couple of stitched areas, die cuts along with some quick doodling adds whimsy to the layout.

Word stickers along the top of the heart also keep this layout light and fun.

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I just adore this darling girl and this cut file is such a delightful way to document her.

There are so many beautiful and fun new cut files in the CTY store, so check them out if you haven’t already!

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Happy Times Together | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I hope you all are healthy and coping well. πŸ™‚

I recenty was gifted some photos of my grandmother and myself as a young child and I have found such enjoyment in scrapping them.

For my share today, I am featuring the beautiul Spring Roses Cut n Stich cut file.

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I discarded the cut n stitch aspect and cut two of the design. I wanted to keep this page simple and focus the colors on our outfits in the photo.

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Prior to adding the completed cut file pieces, I used some paint to add a few splatters on the backgound to add a touch of color and visual interest.

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I then added some simple triangles to help ground the cut files and also tucked some of pieces under.  This layout came together quickly and it has a pretty, soft balance to it.

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If you haven’t browsed the CTY store lately, you need to go see all the wonderful new goodies that have been released! There are three new kits as well as a special social isolation (home bodies) release that has several files to help you document this challenging time.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe!

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Sparkle | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Hoping this post finds you healthy and well. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it’s already April. Spring has arrived in my neck of the woods and after quite a snowy Winter, I look forward to being outdoors again and watching new life emerge.

Today I am sharing a layout created with the beautiful Bethany Floral Background cut file. Ive had my eyes on this beauty the first time I saw it and I am finally using it.

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I have to apologise for not taking a photo of the background work in progress – it completely slipped my mind, but I created it using the packaging method along with some paint brush splatters.

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I felt like I needed some more depth so I added some stitching around the inside of the flowers. (I really need to learn to create french knots which would have been another super way to add texture here.)

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The finishing details were some Thickers and butterflies. It keeps this light and whimsical.

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Be sure to check out all the wonderul new releases in the CTY store. Gwen continues to knock it out of the park month after month!

See you again a couple of weeks. πŸ™‚ Stay safe and healthy.

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All the Goodness |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Today I’m sharing the ‘All the Goodness of Today’ which is one of the new delightful March release cut files.

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 As soon as I laid my eyes upon this cut file, I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use. In addition to that, I wanted to match the colors to the photo and the end result is pretty yet fun.

I used just a couple of repeat patterns under the letters as well as tucking in and adding a few die cuts for interest.

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Incorporating the cut file on top of the photo helped to ground everything and add to the playfulness of the photo.

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You can find this and so many more amazing Cut to You cut files by visiting the CTY store.

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XO XO XO | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I’m sharing this sweet layout featuring the delightful Rose Bud cut file.

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I absolutely love how this layout turned out! The moment I saw this cut file I knew I had to use it.

I wanted to keep the colors simple and coordinating with the photo, however when I sat back and looked at the rose, it seemed a bit bland, so I used a blending crayon and water to add a bit more pink to the rose. I did this by drawing random lines and then using a paint brush and a tad bit of water to blend.

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I went over the areas a few times to add a bit more depth. The end reslut adds a bit of punch to the rose.

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Little details add to the finishing touches.

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This is just one of the wonderful new releases for March. Check out the Cut to You store for more.

See you again soon,

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Dreams are for chasing | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy Cut to You friends! Raechelle here sharing a layout featuring the Butterfly Cluster Cut ‘n Stitch cut file

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To create this layout I first cut the file on a sheet of 12×12 white cardstock, first adjusting the image placement to work with my photo. I then cut the butterflies a second time, same size, but this time without the stitching holes.

The cut file was not removed from the base paper, I instead placed the patterned papers on the back side of the base paper and adhered them.

Next, I completed the stitching using three strands of floss, and then adhered the second cut file directly on top of the base, only adhering the bodies of the butterflies so the wings have some dimension.

To finsh it off, I then cut some “bodies” from the same pp that I backed the photo with for visual interest.

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Adding some random fussy cut paper strips to add a little more whimsy and movement.

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Thanks for stopping by today, please be sure to check out of facebook group as well as the Cut to You store for this and many other gorgeous cut files!

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Happy Moments- Raechelle Bellus

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a layout featuring one of the beautiful new February releases; Daisy Trio Frames.

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I wanted to try something different with these frames and so I played around a bit in Silhoutte Studio and I decided to use two of the frames on a diagonal. I just love how duplicating it and titling them added such a fun look!

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My photos were just a tad bit too small once I cut them down, so I cleverly added trainagles to two of the photos and a cute flair and sticker cluster to another.

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Some butterflies and scattered word phraes help fill in some of the white space along with adding visual flow.

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Adding the title on an angle aslo adds to the whimsy of this sweet page.

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Be sure to check out all the delightful new February releases, along with all the other beautiful cutfiles by visiting the CTY store.

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Family | Raechelle Bellus

Hello all! Raechelle here sharing a decades-old photo featuring the gorgeous new Floral Banner 2 cut file.

I was scrolling through some old photos and came across this gem of our children taken 20 years ago. I must say that I didn’t pay much attention to the date until it came time to document it, and I honestly had to do a triple take. No way could this photo have been taken twenty years ago. There is just no way these children are two decades older, but they really are. Just wow.

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Enough on that. Since there are so many colors in the photo, I wanted to empahsize them, but also keep this page light and fresh. Starting with a lighter color to back the larger two florals was a perfect way to keep the focus on the photos. Adding in the pops of color keeps the eye moving around the entire cut file, yet still maintaining a light feel.

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A few die cuts, strips of patterned paper, and whimsical wooden butterflies tie everything together and creates movement. Tucking the photo into the beautiful cut file makes this page feel cohesive and as if the photo is blooming out of the banner.

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There are so many fun and whimscial cut files to choose from in the CTY store. Which is your current favorite? Be sure to share your proejcts with us on the CUT to YOU HQ facebook page. We’d love to see them!

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