Grade 4 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

My turn on the blog today to share with you another fun layout. For this one I have used the Grade School Cut File that was released in January.

I cut the file using yellow card stock, keeping the inside piece from the number 4, which I traced and cut out from a piece of patterned paper.

I added some gesso and mixed media behind the Cut File, focusing on the area my photos would be situated. I adhered the Cut File directly to the background, and mounted the number 4 onto some foam tape before adhering it on top of the 4 in the Cut File.

It’s a little difficult to see, but I’ve gone around the Cut File with white gel pen and then smudged some white gesso over the file to soften it a bit more.

To complete my page, I created lots of layers and tucked lots of embellishments around my photos. I tried to keep this pretty tight so that I didn’t cover too much of the Cut File.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today. If you have back to school photos you need to scrap, there are some great ones in the shop!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Fun Memories | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps!

I’m back today sharing another fun layout with you! For this layout I have used the TN Heart Banner Cut File to create a scrapbook page!

I cut the file using black card stock and the used a white gel pen to trace around the Cut File. I added some white gesso to my background behind where the Cut File would be positioned.

I randomly backed some of the hearts, adding foam tape behind these. I then secured the end of each strip to the page with wet glue. This variation in height gave a sense of movement.

I laid my photo partially over the Banners, and then embellished in random spots. I didn’t go too heavy with embellishments as I didn’t want to cover too much of the Cut File or make the page too busy.

Make sure you pop over to the shop to check out our March releases, there’s some super cute ones in there this month!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout!

Big Loves

Tam xo

You are my Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

My turn on the blog today to share a page that I was recently challenged to complete over at Cut to You HQ. We had HQ members choose a File for us to use and I was challenged to use the Sunshine Background Cut File.

This page is really special to me, as it focusses on a photo of my beautiful Mum in her youth. I lost my Mum when I was a young girl, and I don’t have a lot of photos of her, so it was really special to document this one.

I started this page by first cutting this file from white card stock and then cut it again from a piece of Pinkfresh patterned paper, using an internal offset to space out the rays inside the Cut File.

I rotated the file so that the rays were coming from the bottom of the page, distressed the inner pieces and then adhered it to a piece of CVS patterned paper.

To embellish the page, I clustered some Die Cuts from both CVS and Pinkfresh around my photo, and created my title using some thickers and puffy stickers from Crate Paper. The final touch was to splatter some gold Heidi Colour Shine gently around the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you join in over at Cut to You HQ so that you can challenge our DT next.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Sing the song that’s in your heart | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey Scrappy Friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share my latest layout featuring an oldy but a goody Cut File, the Scalloped Heart.

My inspiration came from Case File No.309 over at the CSI Challenge Blog.

I cut the Scalloped Heart Cut File from black cardstock, drawing on the love heart in the centre of the cage in the inspo piece.

I cut the file quite large, and this then became the central element on the page. I was able to tuck my photo stack inside the heart, and then centre my my mixed media, title and embellishments around it.

I randomly found on my desk a piece of an older Cut File, cut out of green patterned paper, that matched the page perfectly! I’ve tucked this up at the top of my page. Totally pays to keep your scraps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out all the new February releases! And don’t forget to play along over at CSI 😀

Big Loves,

Tam xo

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