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,

Raechelle

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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SNOW- Raechelle Bellus

Hello! I hope your New Year is getting off to a grand start.

I am so excitied to be sharing my first layout as a returning member of the CTY design team! I am thrilled to be back and look forward to sharing inspiration with as well as being inspired by all of you.

My first thought upon seeing the Bo Ho Circles cut file went immediately to snowballs, so I created this fun snow page featuring my granddaughter, Aubree, who I was fortunate to have visited in the Chicago area last January.

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I wanted to add a little extra to the circles with the photos of my granddaughter, so I lightly traced inside the circles where the photos would be placed and used a couple of spray inks to paint around them. I also finished off with  few splatters to add a wee bit more pop.

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Completing the layout were a few fussy cut snow creatures and die cuts, along with a few sequins.

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I am looking forward to seeing how you interperet this fun and versatile cut file! You can get this one along with so many more by visiting the CTY shop.

Be sure to share your creations on our facebook group, too!

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Blossom- Raechelle Bellus

Hello fellow cut file enthusiats! Today I’m sharing this beautiful layout featuring one of the new June releases, Bloosm Cut File.

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This cut file is perfect for this gorgeous photo of my oldest daugher!

I wanted this layout to be pretty and delicate, but also wanted the cut file to be big and bold without taking away from the photo.

I feel that by leaving the word ‘BLOSSOM’ unbacked, but with some flowers tucked in here and there I accomplished this.

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Backing the large floral in nearly identical background paper also helped blance this layout. It was an easy to way to add detail and yet not overpower.

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Thanks for taking a peek at my layout today! I hope you’ve been inspirted to use large cut files as a focal point on your next project.

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grammy, gunnar pooped- Raechelle Bellus

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Hello! Sometime we hold onto photos for the “perfect” papers, embellishments, cut files, etc. as was the case for these photos. I have been holding onto them for a year now, and when I saw this cute Speech Bubble cut file, it was excatly what I needed to scrap these photos of my sweet granddaughter. She was always on top of when our dog did his business and I wanted to scrap this memory for her. 🙂

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To create the white on white inlay look, I used my Silhouette to cut the file and then added some adhesive to the back to keep it together. I then backed each bubble with a different patterned paper.

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Adding some floral die cuts to most of the bubbles was an easy way to complete the layout without overwhelming the photos.

I added a few stictched “x’s” and a couple of ink splatterings to add more dimension.

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We love to see what you’re creating with these awesome cut files so don’t forget to share your projects on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

 

 

follow your dreams Raechelle Bellus

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Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 This month Cut to You is  sponsoring the May challenge at ‘Scrap The Girls’ and I played along with the wonderful sketch.

I used the new Floral Frame 01 cut file as the base (which works perfectly with the sketch) which I backed with patterned paper, and also added some unbacked florals that I cut apart from the Floral Cluster cut file.

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Leaving some of the florals open and adding them randomly underneath and atop the frame feature add dimension and visual interest to the layout. It’s a simple, yet effective technique and creates a fun touch of whimsy.

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Finishing touches such as fussy cut accents add a pop of color and pulls everything together.

To get these cut files and see the wide variety of additonal files available, head on over to the CTY store!

Synchronized napping -Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I generally shy away from geometric designs, no reason, they just don’t speak to me as a whole, but when I saw this fabulous Geo Traingles Background cut file I knew I would have to find a way to use it!

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As I was filling in the background, I knew that I wanted it to be bold, yet not distracting from the sweet photo of my pets, so using some large prints as focal points along with mixing smaller prints with lighter colors was key. 

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Finishing off with a trio of smple clusters keeps the eye moving and adds some visual interest.

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I hope that you have been inspired by my layout to create! Head over to the store and start creating!

We love to see what you’re making so don’t forget to share on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!