Holly Baubles Joy | Raechelle Bellus

Hello all! Merry Christmas to you! Today I’m sharing my final layout for the year, as well as for the CTY design team. It’s been a fabulous year on the team, but it’s time to take a short break.

This layout features the Holly Baubles cut file.

(apologies for the tiny photo, for unknown reasons this is as good as it gets.)

I cut two sets and then trimmed one down to create an individual ornament. I also cut the hangers off and replaced them with stitching.

That’s it! It’s a pretty simple layout, but I love how it turned out.

Happy New Years to you all!

Thankful for You | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the wonderful Thanksgiving Harvest cut file.

This is such a pretty cut file!

To add a little bit of dimension, I cut the floral portion twice and then layered the second peice on top of the first.

In addition, I cut three more of the smaller flowers to use as a focal point along the top of the layout.

A flair button, some puffy hearts, and a few enamel dots complete this layout.

You can find this as well as all the other fabulous cut files by visiting the Cut to You store!

Hello Beautiful | Raechelle Bellus

Hello! Today my layout feaures the stunning new Fall Flowers cut file. It’s a delicate cut file, but it cuts like a dream!

To keep with the delicate feel of this cut file, I decided to keep a light and airy feel to it ny adding some vellum to the larger leaves and keeping the smaller ones open. I also pulled the color for the focal flower from my photo.

I adorned the cut file with some fussy cut flowers and acrylic pieces to add some whimsy.

Adding a simple title and a few more fussy cut flowers around the photo completes this layout.

You can find this gorgous cut file and all of the other beautiful November releases by visiting the Cut to You store. While you are there, check out all the Festive Christmas cut files!

Halloween Banner | Raechelle Bellus

Hello! The Hoiday Season is coming upon us, and while I am generally not a huge fan of Halloween, I do enjoy creating Halloween-themed projects. I was digging through my stash and came upon this cute little 4×4 Acrylic Banner set and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase all of the current Halloween cut files featured in the CUT to YOU store.

I’ll show each of the banner sections below, but first here are the cut files I have used to create this project.

The first two are brand new this month: Ghostly and Halloween 2, the third is an older one: Halloween 1.

I’ll showcase each piece of the banner in order from left to right. In all there are 10 pieces. Most of them have a component of at least one cutfile, some more. There are also a few that do not feature a cut file, but I will share them anyway.

I added some tangled up thred behind the web just to add some more texture and whimsy to it.
I just had to add one of the cute little ghosts to this one.
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I cut the web off of this and focued on the “Boo’s” since I used the newer web.

Another featuring no cut files.

That adorable ghost is peeking out in this one, too.

I popped the ghosts with foam and adhered them a bit askew to create some whimsy. Each of the faces are backed in black cardstock. It’s not noticeable through the photos, but I sprayed all the ghosts with some white shimmery mist (I did the same to the cobwebs).

I used the same thread technique with this one as well.
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Lastly, I again removed the web from the “Boo’s” and popped in a couple of ghosts.

I hope I have inspired you to create something Halloweeny with these fun cutfiles!

Be sure to share your projects with us at the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

Hello Sunshine |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friemds! The new Hello Sunshine cut file was perfect for this sweet photo of two of our girls taken several years ago.

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I wanted this layout to be full of sunshine so I focused primarily on the color yellow.

I used a sheet of sunburst patterned paper as the main design element for the cut file and then used some foam to pop the negative space for dimension.

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Adding some falir, ephemera and stickers created some movement and nice little finishing touches and completes this bright and happy page.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fun new September designs in the CTY  store! This release is so fun!

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Stay Magical | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! πŸ™‚ Today I’m sharing this fun page featuring the Circle of Love cut file.

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I pulled colors from the photo and then created 1/2″ strips of patterned paper that I fringed and laid on the center cirle starting from the bottomworking my way up. I used y measuring mat as my guide.

One they were all adhered, I then trimmed around the circle leaving a very small border as to not overlap the edges.

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It was hard to cover up all the fun fringes, but I felt that it was just too plain without adding some fussy cut flowers and other embellishments.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out all the awesome files in the store! You can also find more inspiration by visiting the Cut to You HQ facebook page. See you there! πŸ™‚

 

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killin’ it! | Raechelle Bellus

Happy August! Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the Leaf Cluster cut file. My daughter did a photo shoot with my granddaugher and I just love this photo.

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I wanted to mix my style up a bit an leave the leaves open. I really love the end result and feel as if this decision creates a nice impact to this layout. I cut this in a few different sizes to add visual interest, which also creates impact.

Not much else to say other than showing several photos. Fussy cut flowers and a few extra details complete this layout.

 

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This pretty much sums up my post. Thanks for stopping by! You can find this and so many more delightful cut files in the CTY store. Don’t forget to check out all the fabulous new August releases- Gwen has once again outdone herself. πŸ™‚

I’ll be back in a few weeks with another fabulous cutfile to share.

 

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Best Buds | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I tend to gravitate towards the floral designs, so selecting the super fun July 2020 Circles Sliced Background cut file was a little out of my comfort zone, but I have to say that I love how this layout turned out!

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I just had to use this file as soon as I saw it and once I decided upon a photo and the paper, everything fell togther easily.

My son-in-law recently took my granddaughter fishing and this photo of their special moments caught my heart.

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I pulled in the fish theme as well as colors from the photo. Adding several patterns keeps this layout fun and interesting.

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I added some die cuts to create some visual interest and to add dimension.

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Some clear thread creates an illusion of fishing line which adds to the overall theme of the page.

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Keeping the photo matting simple by using two layers of vellum is a simple way to add focus to the photo, but doesn’t distract from all the patterns.

I hope you step out of your comfort zone with your next cut file purchase! The end result just might turn out to be one of your favorites, just as this is mine.

Check out the CTY store for all the fabulous files.

See you next month!

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Happy Memories | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! πŸ™‚ It’s been a bit since I’ve had a layout to share with you and I’m excited to show y’all this one.

I used the beautiful July Fern Posey to create this page. I duplicated it and then ran them off the edge.

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I also created this layout based upon the CTY 2nd Birthday celebration mood board.

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I went with a light and darker pink for the major inspiration, along with some black and white accents.

The photo is a throwback from 1978 when I was 8 years old and visiting my grandparents. My Aunt also came to visit, and when I was a young child, she ruled the world, hence the huge smile. πŸ™‚

 

I added some Nuvo Stone drops to the center of each flower to add dimension.

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A few simple acrylic butterflies and an epoxy flair add some movement to the layout.

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Finally the photo is matted several times to pull some more colors and patterns into the mix.

I hope you are joining in all the celebrations this month on the CTY facebook page! There are so many fabulous guest designers sharing gorgeous projects that you don’t want to miss!

See you soon!

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Strike a Pose | Raechelle Bellus

Hello CTY friends! πŸ™‚ I’m sharing a layout that I created using the Frames Background cutfile.

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As you can see, I rotated the cutfile to fit my photo. I wanted to pull in lots of color from the photo to enhance it, and while I used some busy prints, I feel as if they all work well together and the eye still moves to the photo.

I used some paints to color the areas where the cutfile is solid to create some additional contrast.

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Some floss adds dimension and visual interest to the flowers.

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This frame is so much fun! I’ve used several others and have enjoyed creating with them. Be sure to check out all the cool files in the Cut to You store.Β  See you next month! πŸ™‚

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