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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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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