December Daily 2019 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely peeps,

I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!

Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!

Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!

Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!

Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.

I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!

I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.

I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.

On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.

I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Life is short eat the cake| Tamara Buckler

Hello beautiful people!

So happy to be back with you to share my first page for 2020! Today I am playing along with our good friends over at CSI Scrapbook challenges, using Case File No. 306.

I have used the fabulous ‘Life is short, eat the cake’ Cut File, which you can find in the store in the Celebrations and Fun category.

The inspiration from CSI was all about birthdays and birthday cake and this Cut File worked perfectly!

I treated the Cut File fairly simply, just backing the block words with some red patterned paper and then mounting on foam tape, but I think that this has given the File so much impact on a very busy page.

The white cardstock against the red paper just pops!!

I was then able to tuck my photos and embellishments around the Cut File without having to cover any of the File! Love how this worked out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year season! Make sure you pop over to our shop to grab some of our new January goodies! I can’t wait to be share more with you in this new year!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

It’s a Christmas Wish |Tamara Buckler

Hello scrappy friends!!

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas!? I’m up on the blog today sharing my last layout for 2019 and of course it’s another Christmas layout!

I have used the Make a Wish Cut File from our Christmas Collection, which I edited a little in the Silhouette software to remove the star as I new I wanted to nestle it into my title.

I have cut the File from patterned paper today, and I have stuck some pieces of cardboard box which I have cut very thinly, behind the Cut File to pop it up off the page.

I love how raising the Cut File off the page helps to nestle it above the photos, and also allows the rest of the title to be nestled into it.

It’s a little unusual for me to have the title at the top of my page, but as the white space on my photos was towards the top, this worked best. I then kept most of elements central to the page so as to draw the eye down.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. Make sure you pop over to the shop to grab some of our Christmas Cut Files, because if you’re anything like me, there will be lots of photos to scrapbook in the New Year!

I hope you and yours have a fantastic and safe Christmas and New Year. I for one am looking forward to the break, relaxing, have a few wines and soaking up the sun (lookout for lots of summer layouts in the new year 😂).

Big Loves,

Tam xo

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Happy Christmas Day 8

Hi!

Welcome to DAY 8 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Tam here today and I’m here to share with you a page I’ve created using the Happy Christmas Cut File, which is available for free download today (08/12/19) and then for purchase from our Christmas collection after that.

I decided to use the PhotoPlay collection called ‘Kringle & Co’ to back the file, pulling out a piece of red patterned paper. Using one sheet of paper, I glued the Cut File down and then trimmed around each of the letters using my scissors and craft knife. I then mounted the whole file on foam tape and then secured it to my page.

I tucked my photos behind and in front of ‘Happy’, careful not to cover too much of my photo or the file. I then added in a few embellishments, including one of my fav B&W Crate Paper bows.

Once I had finished embellishing the page, I realised I needed to include some of the Buffalo Plaid paper into my title, so traced the inside pieces of some of the letters and then popped these inside the Cut File. Love the pop this gives!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: HAPPYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 8th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Big Loves, Tam xo

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – TN Christmas Tree Quad Day 5

Hello lovely CTY friends,

Tamara here and I’m super excited to be sharing on day 5 of our 12 days (5/12/19) of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Today I’m working with the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File – but from there I went a little sideways … and did a 12×12 layout and ran the Christmas trees in a straight line 🤷‍♀️😂

I have used the Cut File mostly as a layering piece for this layout. I love how this works on a page – giving a little separation from the background, a place to ground embellishments and a little bit of extra interest.

I had actually planned on keeping the Christmas Trees white, but the contrast was a little strong, so I have coloured them using a red Sharpie.

I simply used my scissors to separate the top rows of trees from the bottom, and where this made the Cut File a little wonky, I have tucked those parts of the trees behind things.

I only used a little bit of wet glue in the centre of the Christmas Trees so that they curled up on the edges, giving that interest and extra texture that I love on a page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my layout, and don’t forget to grab yourself this Cut File for free over in the CUT to YOU store. You are looking for the Christmas Tree Quad Cut File in our Christmas Shop.

Simply enter the code: TNTREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary.

This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 5th, 2019. **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.

The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Merry Christmas and Big Loves,

Tam xo 🎄

Go See Do | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!!

I’m back today sharing another fun layout, this time featuring the Go See Do Cut File from our Travelers Notebook collection.

Some of you may have noticed that my style swings wildly from girly, to clean, to grunge – and I think this is one of the reasons why I love CUT to YOU so much – the Files work no matter what!

So today I’m sharing with a Travelers Notebook File that I have used on quite a grungy 12×12 layout. I have enlarged the file in Silhouette Studio, and then cut it out of black cardstock.

I backed the File with a textured ombré paper from Pink Fresh Studios, and popped the whole thing up on foam tape. I secured the File to the background on a bit of an angle, which creates a bit of interest against the text heavy background.

I’ve layered up two 3×3 photos and tucked them alongside the Cut File, nestling them in around the letters without covering too much of the File. With so much impact going on with the Cut File and background paper, I kept my embellishments to a minimum.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout. Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out all the new Cut Files – and if you haven’t already sign up for the newsletter because I hear there is big stuff coming in December 😉

Big Loves,

Tam xo

You + Me | Tamara Buckler

Hey there scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share another layout with you using the Arrows Cut File from October’s release.

I cut this one out in black card stock just for something different, and then played with lots of bright colours and summery elements.

I backed the file using a single piece of bright blue patterned paper, cutting around the outside of the Cut File with scissors and a blade. I like that’s this gave continuity in the pattern on the paper.

For a bit more fun and whimsy, I drew sketchy lines around the Cut File with a white gel pen. I then popped each arrow up on double sided tape before adhering to the background.

Where the photo overlapped the Cut File, I actually cut of some of the arrow heads to continue the Cut File to the other side of the photo. You can’t actually see that too much now, but it gave an anchor point for my embellishment cluster.

To balance the page, I created another cluster to the top left of the layout, again anchoring it to the Cut File. This worked out really well, allowing me to have a lot going on embellishment wise without covering too much of the File or overpowering it.

I’m super happy with how this page turned out. I think at first glance this file might look quite masculine, and I’m sure it would be right at home in the Boyz Zone of the shop, but I absolutely think it can be flipped to be fun and a bit funky like I’ve done here.

Make sure you head over to the shop for the November releases, lots of beautiful florals! There are also a heap of new Christmas Files over there too!! If you’re not already pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out.

See you all next time!

Big Loves, Tam x

Fabulous Happy Days | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends!!

I’m so happy to be back today to share another layout with you. I’m constantly trying to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, because I want to use them on all the things, and so today I have come up with a bit of a twist on a background file.

I have used an oldie but a goodie on this page – the Heart Lovers Unite Background Cut File – which I have used previously here.

Instead of treating this like a complete background, I resized it in my silhouette software, and trimmed around the hearts I needed to create the matt for my photo cluster.

I adhered some tissue paper behind the Cut File and used some foam tape to lift the matt up off the background.

I went around the outside of the Cut File matt in white roller pen for further definition, and roughed up the edges for some dimension. I think using black card stock against this background has really helped too.

I love how using the Cut File this way has held together all my photos and embellishments, and while it may not be the most prominent part of the layout, it plays a really important role because of this.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your Cut Files in different ways! Make sure you pop over to the shop to check out the latest release and all the new Christmas goodies!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

One of a Kind | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like it’s been a while since I shared a layout with you all, so I’m please to be back with this pretty little number!

I’ve used the Wedding Cake Cut File to document this photo of my daughters 10th Birthday Cake.

I loved the whimsical look of this Cut File, so I went with soft and dreamy papers from Pink Fresh Studio to back the file.

I backed each portion of the cake and flowers separately and then popped the whole thing up on foam tape.

It was a little tricky to embellish this page, as I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful Cut File. So I worked to keep my clustering tight around my photo and tucked a few other bits under the edges of the Cut File.

This is a pretty simple page overall, but I think the gorgeous and whimsical Cut File does all the work for me!

Make sure you pop over and check out the CUT to YOU Shop to see all the new release Cut Files, or jump over to CUT to YOU HQ for stacks of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves

Tam xo

Fun Family Getaway | Tamara Buckler

Hello again!

I’m up today to share with you my second layout for September, but this time I’m sharing a 12×12 layout. I’ve used the Travel Grid Cut File from our September release, and I love how much impact you get from this file.

I love how graphic and customisable this Cut File is, and at first I intended to pop photos into some of the empty squares. But I found this 4×4 photo of a recent holiday to Brisbane, and decided to go with this instead.

I cut the file at almost 12×12, so that I could fit my photo in the bottom left corner. I then went into total scrapbook geek mode when I realised this paper from the Crate Paper ‘Carousel’ collection would fit nearly perfectly behind each square – eek meant to be!! 

I adhered the Cut File directly to the paper backing, and then popped up the inside of the world ‘Travel’ using foam tape. I then layered up my photo and popped it in the bottom right corner, choosing to place it on a bit of an angle to play up the fun vibes I was getting from that bright background. 

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I then began putting my title together. I love how this Cut File gives you lots of negative space to work, even though it fills the whole page. This allowed me to put together quite a bold title, which I accessorised with lots of fun embellishments. This made a really large feature on the page, without detracting from the Cut File. 

I am super happy with how this page turned out, such a bright and fun page that came together so easily because of that large background Cut File. Did you know there is a whole section of Background Cut Files in the shop that will work for you in the same way ?

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you are joining in on the fun over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group.

Big Loves

Tam xo