Feelin’ Tropical | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I am here on the blog today to share my newest CUT to YOU layout with you! Hawaii is one of my most favorite places to visit and I adore this pineapple punch cut file! I wanted to do something a little different than my normal, so I made the pineapple cut file as large as I could on a 12×12 piece of card stock and cut that out. Then I used it as a mask and spritzed my background with some pretty sparkly teal spray to create a really fun background.

I layered and stitched some fussy cut flowers on each side and matted my photo with some patterned papers pulling colors from the flowers. To add some fun texture and dimension I hand stitched part of the title. Then I finished off the layout with some stickers and enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find this pineapple punch cut file and so many other great ones over in the shop!

XO, Jamie

Sandy Toes | Jamie Striplin

Hello CUT to YOU friends! I’m excited to share my newest layout with you today! We recently took a Mother’s Day trip to the coast and I fell in love with this Fishnet Banner cut file and knew it would be a perfect background for my pictures!

I chose to cut the file out of kraft to give it a natural feel. I knew I wanted the starfish to stand out a bit more so I backed them in a lovely bronze/gold glitter paper. To make the starfish stand out even more, I cut the file out again in a light gray and cut and glued just the starfish part on top. I love the dimension this added to the layout.

Before I glued the file down, I muted the background with a little white gesso. Then I took some light blue shimmery powdered water colors to get some of the blue/green sea color on there. I added some coral splatters to draw in colors from the papers I matted my photos with. To finish it off I outlined the letters in black to help them stand out and added some typed journaling strips.

Thank you so much for looking, and if you are anything like me and love the beach make sure to check out all the lovely beachy cut files in the shop! There are so many great ones to choose from!

Xo, Jamie

Fabulous Vegas | Jamie Striplin

Hello CUT to YOU friends! Jamie here to share my newest layout! For this project I used the Concentric Hearts Background cut file and cut it out of a rainbow ombre paper. When I laid it over the white card stock, it lacked the punch I was looking for so I took all of the heart centers and distressed them and then popped them back in the middle. I tacked the cut file down slightly and then I stitched through each row with my sewing machine. This gave me the ability to fold them up a little and add a lot of dimension to my page.

After I finished the background, I was struggling a little bit to figure out what photos, paper and embellishments I wanted to use. I settled on these photos of my husband and I from a recent Vegas trip and then I went through my scrap pile and just started pulling things to layer with. I did the same with my embellishments and ended up using a bunch of older product. I don’t know about you, but it always feels so good to use up some of my stash!

After I got all my layers down, I added some hidden journaling on a tag, added a little ink splatter in the corners and finished it off with some silver sequins. You can’t go wrong adding sequins to a Vegas layout!

Thanks so much for looking lovelies! Click here to visit the shop and check out all the swoon worthy cut files!

Xo, Jamie

Time Spent Together | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I’m up on the blog today to share a new layout I made using the adorable Spring Roses Cut n Stitch cut file. I absolutely adore stitching on layouts so I was thrilled to find this sweet floral cut file with the stitched leaves.

These sweet florals made me think of Mother’s Day and I was so happy to have these photos of me with my mom and daughter last year. I have been working on trying to be better about pulling out my phone to snap pictures with friends and family. I so often forget or just don’t feel like it, but these moments are fleeting and so precious. I’m always so thankful to look back and have them.

I first cut out the flowers in a thicker white card stock. I wanted to watercolor the flowers with some shimmery powdered paint. I then cut the same size cut file out of patterned paper to add some visual interest. the water colored flowers fit in the negative space perfectly and then I backed it with some lighter pink card stock. Having the stitching holes for the leaves already cut, made stitching the leaves a breeze. I brought it downstairs and sewed while watching TV with my husband!

Thanks so much for looking! Make sure you check out all the beautiful floral cut files in the shop! All the heart eyes!!

Xo, Jamie

Ladies Who Lunch | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I started the layout not quite sure what photos I wanted to use. I fell in love with the Spring Floral Background cut file and knew I definitely wanted to use it! Maybe it’s because Spring is finally in the air in the Pacific Northwest where I live! I cut the file out on my silhouette and started backing with some pretty floral/springy papers.

I decided to use buttons for the flower centers and sewed each one on. Once I was done, The floral background really had a spring homespun patchwork quilt feel to it and I loved this! This inspired me to use a photo of me with my crafty girls! We are like a patchwork quilt of awesomeness – all so different, but we go together so well! I chose to make the photo black and white so it wouldn’t compete with all the colors in the background and then used a little white gesso on the background patterned paper just to mute it a little bit.

Thank you so much for looking! Make sure to stop by the shop to check out all the gorgeous spring floral cut files!

Xo, Jamie

Yay Cupcake | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I just love this cupcake cut file! It is is extra sweet with the hearts in the frosting and I was so excited to have the perfect photos to use with it! My best friend brought me these amazing pink champagne cupcakes from a fancy bakery for my birthday and my daughter was delighted to get one all to herself!

I knew I wanted the cupcake to be the focus of this page, so I sized it to cut out pretty large. I picked out some pretty papers from a birthday line and backed the hearts and bow first and then the frosting and cupcake liner. Since I chose to use white card stock for my background, I traced lightly around the cut file and used some light pink ink to create a whimsical hazy pink shadow around it. I really love how this turned out and gave the page some simple dimension.

Under the photos, I added in some modeling paste hearts and tissue paper for some simple layering that would add texture and dimension without taking away from the star of the page – the cupcake! I finished the layout up with a little gold splatter and a few gold sequins for a little glam.

Thanks for looking! Make sure to hop over to the shop and check this cut file out along with all the other amazing ones!

Xo, Jamie

Oh So Happy | Jamie Striplin

Hello CUT to You friends! I know I’m not alone in my love for anything with scallops! It’s just such a sweet design and this Scallop Banners cut file is no exception! I am a big fan of cut files that are versatile and this one can be used so many ways!

For this Layout, I knew I wanted to cut out a bunch of scallops from a piece of patterned paper with rainbow colored stripes. I measured the stripes on my paper and resized the cut file so it would cut them out perfectly. I made them all slightly different lengths so they would have some variation. After gluing them down, I stitched through each banner. Originally, I had planned to use the banners horizontally, but as I started layering, I realized it would cover a big chunk of the color and I didn’t want to do that! So I flipped by layout so the banners were vertical and I love the look this gave the page!

I also cut a bunch of these scallop borders out of white to use as layering pieces. Love me some layering pieces!! I adore these sweet photos of my daughter in her sun hat last spring! The scallops complement the sweetness of the photos so well! This is definitely a cut file I will use over and over!

Thanks for looking! Make sure to hop on over the CUT to YOU shop and grab this super sweet cut file!

XO, Jamie

Lake Life | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to share this new layout with you today! Last October, I got to stay at a beautiful lake house with my scrappy squad and craft all weekend long. It was a real dream and I can’t wait to go back and do it again!

To start this project off, I made a large chevron design with some skinny paper strips on a kraft background. I wanted to add some layers and some florals to give a more feminine touch to some of the more masculine lake themed papers I chose. As soon as I saw the Frames cut file, I knew it would be perfect! I backed the frames with the same woodgrain paper so that it wouldn’t be too busy, but it would still give it some depth. I wanted the florals to have some variety – so some are backed and some are not. I really love how this turned out – the crisp white of the cut file against the darker background and the softness that the florals added.Once I placed my photo, I added in some floral ephemera and finished the layout with a simple title and some white and navy splatter.

Thanks for looking! Make sure to head over to the CUT to You shop and check out all of the frames cut files! They are so great for adding layers and dimension to your projects!

XO, Jamie

Whisk | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a new layout I made using an awesome background cut file: Hearts on Strings. I just love these sweet and whimsical loopy hearts! I wanted to scrapbook some photos of a pasta class I took with my husband for our anniversary and these hearts reminded me of the noodles we made!

I love using background cut files in a monochromatic way. It adds so much dimension and texture to a layout without adding too much visual clutter. For this layout, I cut out the Hearts on Strings cut file in white card stock and then used a fine tip glue bottle to glue it down to another piece of heavier white card stock. For this technique, I find it easiest to glue the middle part, stick it down and then finish gluing all the outer edges.

I used one of the heart pieces to embellish the middle of starburst and finished the layout off with some stitching and a little black splatter.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out all the amazing cut files Gwen has made! So many inspiring designs!!

XO, Jamie

Hello Darling | Jamie Striplin

Hello Crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first layout as a part of the CUT to You design team! As soon as I saw the String of Bows cut file, I knew it would be perfect to document some sweet photos of my little girl!

I knew I wanted the bows to run the full length of the page, so I made sure they were about 11 inches long and then cut the out of white card stock. I backed each bow with some vellum to soften the background while still showcasing the bows. I popped the cut files up with some skinny foam tape to give it some dimension.

I matted my photos in white and some green patterned paper and then a white doily to add some extra sweetness! I finished it off with the perfect “Hello Darling” title and a few butterfly stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to check all the amazing designs in the CUT to YOU store!

XO, Jamie