Feel the Magic | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today sharing this sweet little page of my little princess. I have used the fun ‘Feel the Magic’ cut file as the focal point of the page, and everything else has really just sprung from there.

I used a one piece of patterned paper behind my cut file, it had a very loose painterly rainbow pattern on it, and a consequence it has bought multiple colours into the title. I then used these colours as inspiration.

I actually fussy cut my photo, because the background was very dull (I haven’t done that in forever! And once I had done that my little miss tucked in behind the cut file perfectly. I popped the cut file up on foam, as well as my photo, and then got to work building my layers underneath.

I created three clusters to the top of my layers, to the left of the cut file and to the right of my photo. This created a visual triangle, with the cut file right in the centre.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out! It’s sweet and whimsical and fun, and that’s just how I like it!

See you again soon!

Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | Too Cool for School Cut File | Level Up! | Melinda Sweetman

Hi & hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you today sharing my most recent creation using a super fun cut file!

I’m using the “Too Cool for School” cut file in a bit of a different way today and I hope it inspires you to think a little differently about how you’ll use your next cut file!

So, for this one I used a sparkly blue gel pen in my Cameo Pen Holder, copied and re-sized my cut file multiple times and hit the send button to create my own unique background! And, I must say, I really, really love the look and effect this has!

I did a lot of stash busting for this one and chose to pick up on the blues and greens in my boys school uniform and added in a pop of yellow. Almost all of my paper layers are from an Elle’s Studio 6.5″ x 8″ Paper Stack and I’ve added in stickers from all different manufactuers and years!!

When I had all of this stacked onto my background I decided I needed something more in the background so grabbed a star stencil and some Colour Blast Colour Paste in Deep Water. Next some stamping with a Prima texture stamp and Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. And my final layer was splatters in grey, blue and yellow.

I love the way that all of these different, and somewhat random, pieces work together to create this fun page!

My title was built using 2 different fonts and I guess seems a little random but it makes total sense in my head lol
I chose “Level Up!” because this boy of mine already did show up every single day and try his hardest at EVERYTHING he tried but was beginning to struggle with his sight. A trip to the optomotrist for an eye test and some glasses shopping a couple of weeks earlier led to him choosing his new specs with no guidance apart from what felt right to him! So, now he can see properly surely the only way left to go is up, right?!?

I have made a process video for you while I created this page and I hope that you’ll watch and enjoy!

It took me a little while to choose how I wanted to use this cut file & I am so happy I just embraced the process to come up with this idea!

Another idea I had was to pick a cut file to hand stitch. Obviously, the idea of sketching won but I think I just might go on the hunt for a cut file to hand stitch next! Watch this space…
And in case you didn’t know already, Gwen even has a few “stitching” cut files in the shop already! Check them out here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today & happy scrapping until next time!
Mel
xx

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) WORLD TRAVELER

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world! Today I’m sharing my third and last layout as May guest designer for Cut To You. This is a fun and happy layout to document our visit to Epcot and I love how this layout turned out with the cut file and the mixed media. If you want to see me creating this page, don’t miss the process video at the end of the post.

For this layout, I used the World Traveler title cut file and product from the Photoplay Paper “A Day at the Park” and “Another Day at the Park”.

Off camera, I prepared the white cardstock with clear gesso and, when it was dry, I added Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke. After that, I used two stencils by Paige Evans to add a visual texture to the paint using the same ink and the stars using a silver paste by Lawn Fawn.


After the background was ready, I added the “World Traveler” cut file backed with patterned papers from Photoplay and the silver paper from Bazzill Basics. I used foam tape to add it to the layout. On the top and bottom of the layout, I added a piece of red and white paper using tape only on the border that it connect with the white cardstock. Then, carefully I tore the edge of the white cardstock to reveal the patterned paper.

I printed the photo in 4″ x 6″ and reduced it a little, then matted it in white cardstock and used red and yellow papers from the collections to give the color scheme continuity and balance the page. For the journaling, I printed it in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added to the layout using liquid adhesive.

Now that the layout is almost done, I added a few extra embellishments like the mouse head that is on the right side of the photo. I fussy cut it from one of the cards in the collection. Also, I used a flair button from Queen & Co. and two phrases stickers on the photo area. 

The last touch were the stars clusters. I used two paper punches to cut them out of the papers and glue some of them with foam tape and others with liquid adhesive to give interest and dimension on those areas. Below you can see the cluster in the photo area.

Here is the cluster on the left side of the title.

This is the other cluster, on the right side of the title. There are three clusters to create a visual triangle that balances the layout and helps the viewer move around the page.

That is all for this layout. You can now watch me creating it here:

Thank you so much for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration. It was a pleasure to be a guest designer for Cut To You during this month, I want to express my gratitude to Gwen and I hope you enjoy my designs.

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

COUSINS | FLORAL FILLED HEART 01 BACKGROUND | KAREN JARMAN

Hi CTY Creative, what a fantastic month of sharing so far this month! Karen with you today with a scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Floral Filled Heart 01 Background file. How gorgeous is it?!

I really wanted this file to sing and be the main feature on the page. To do this I backed the file with the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla These Days collection, got a little sparkly by adding sequins to the centre of the flowers and popped it all up on some foam. I tried to keep embellishing to a minimum but could not resist adding the gorgeous butterflies to flutter and add dimension around the flowers.

To see more of how this came together I would love it if you hopped on over to YOUTUBE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Feel the Magic | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some vintage Disneyland photos. I feel like the Feel the Magic cut file is the perfect fit for Disneyland photos. As a kid and even as an adult, the minute that I walk into the park, I can feel the magic. Even with vintage photos that I did not take I get the same feeling.

I backed the cut file with colorful pattern paper and placed it on a patterned paper background. Even though I had cut the cu file out in white I felt like it was getting lost in the background so I took some silver paste and applied it to the background pattern paper where the cut file was going to sit. I feel like this really makes the title pop off the page without using dimension.

I found that the way the cut file was designed that 4×4 pictures tucked in perfectly, like it was made for them (lol it probably was). I finished the layout off with a few embellishments and I love how this one turned out.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear your crown.

Crystal XO

Do You Feel The Magic ? | Feel The Magic Cutfile | NenaScrap

Hello CTY friends,

In France, we are lucky, we have Disneyland Paris. Needless to say that my children love to go there whether they are young or old (and I must admit that I do too, LOL!).

I immediately thought of these pictures of my little one when I saw this cute Feel The Magic cutfile.
It perfectly captured that moment when the magic was shining in her eyes ! She was so happy to meet Beauty, her favorite princess.

To create this layout, I wanted a girly collection. So I chose the I Am collection from Simple Stories.

I cut my Feel The Magic cutfile out of white cardstock with my Cameo Silhouette and backed it with printed papers from the I AM collection.

To add volume to my Feel The Magic cutfile and to make it stand out from the background, I added 3D adhesive foam. I love the contrast between the colors and prints of the cutfile and the background.

I made a montage of my 3 photos with Photoshop and printed it on A4 paper. I really wanted this page to tell the story of this moment that we waited so long for and several photos were a good way to do it.

I added embellishments to the top and bottom of my photos by varying the volumes and textures. I used stickers, die-cuts, brads from the I AM collection.

To complete the title, I added a gold sticker alphabet to the Feel The Magic cutfile. I was able to turn the title into a question.
There are many ways to use the title cutfiles available on the Cut to You shop.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these few moments of magic.

I can’t wait to sharing some new craft ideas with you.

Have a happy crafty day.

Hugs & kisses from France.

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) MY HAPPY PLACE

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day! Rebeca back at the blog with my second “Magical Moment” project as a guest designer for Cut To You. This time I’m using the “My Happy Place” title to create this beautiful page of me and my daughter wearing gold pink ears. For this layout I used some techniques, and you can see me doing them in the process video at the end of this post. Don’t miss it, I’m sure you are going to enjoy it!

For this layout, I mixed a few Say Cheese collections by Simple Stories, especially for the embellishing part, because the papers are from Say Cheese Main Street collection. I’ve been collecting them for years and since they coordinate perfectly I took all them out to create this page. I started this layout by cutting a frame out of the blue floral paper. Then, I punched four strips of black cardstock using a scallop edge border by Stampin’ Up. I added the borders behind the blue frame, then used foam tape to add the frame to the pink paper.

Take a closer look here to the scallop border and the pink background paper.

The title cut file was cut in white cardstock, then backed with papers from the Main Street collection, but I wanted to alter it a bit and stitched on top of the “happy” word using a back stitch and white embroidery thread. When finished, I added it to the layout using foam tape.

This is a closer look at the stitched area of the cut file.

With the frame and the cut file I had most of the page covered, which is why I used the cut file on the left side of the page to leave space for the photo. To help the photo stand out, I matted it in white cardstock and yellow patterned paper and embellished with a phrase label and a flat brad.

On the left area of the photo, I added a wood veneer with a heart and a blue tab with a sticker on top.

On the title area I wanted to add something that says Magic Kingdom since the photo was taken there. This is why I added the castle on top of it.

For the journaling, I used a pre-made stitched tag that I altered with a bow made out of white thread and a foam heart. Then, I printed the journaling in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added on top of the tag using liquid adhesive.

This is all for this layout in photos, but you can see me creating this beautiful page here:

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!

CUT to YOU | Magical Moments | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello scrappy friends!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation. Like a few of the other girls on the team I have no theme park photos to share in the “Magical” arena however I do, of course, have dress up photos of my boys that definitely fit the “magical” bill.

And this gorgeous “Magical Moments” title cut file fits both my photos and the theme perfectly!!

Using 2 photos paired with this cut file made designing this page super easy as there’s not either enough room or desire to add a tonne more!

I’m using another digital collection today and this one is called “The Boy Who Lived.” Seriously, what could be more perfect to pull all of this together??

I’ve used one of the digital pattern papers to back the words in the title and then a gold glitter cardstock to back all of the stars.

My background is a combination of digital elements printed and also some real pastes and inks.

I added in a few extra digital pieces that I’d printed, a Charms Creation book paper star & a Dotty About Flair button and called my page done!

I do have a process video if you’d like to see this one come together. Hit that okay button below or click here to go straight to my YT channel!

I hope that you are enjoying our Magical month of May & being totally inspired to create your very own magical inspired pages.

Check out this section in the shop for lots of cut files to create your own magic!!
Til next time, happy scrapping!
Mel xx

Day At The Park|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I have a fun, summery layout to share with you today featuring the Ferris Wheel cut file and a few photos from our favorite local amusement park .

For the middle of my cut file I made a “sequin sandwich” and then backed the cut file with patterned paper. I also backed the gondalas and the bottom of the ferris wheel with patterned paper too.

I used the natural circle design of the ferris wheel to help mw place my three photos and out tickets from the day.

I love how fun and summery my finished layout is. I just love being able to revisit some of our fun days from last summer as I look forward to another summer and fun days to come.

Be sure to check out all the fun Magical May cut files we have coming to you this month. You can see all the cut files in the shop HERE and be sure to take a peek at my process video below.

Have A Lovely Day!