Our Beautiful Family|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I’m so happy to be back today, sharing a layout using the All Around Floral Background Cut File.

This cut file is an older one from the shop but its sooo great to play with! I cut the file with white cardstock so I could custom color it to perfectly coordinate with the Daydream Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Coloring a cut file is a fabulous way to make the file your own and create a layout to fit your style or to match your photo perfectly!

These lovely word die cuts from the collection made the absolutely perfect title for my page. You can see all the details in my process video over on my channel! And don’t forget to take a peek at the SHOP and grab an amazing cut file for your next project!

Have A Lovely Day!

By the Seaside | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my second layout this month I have one using my fave leaf cut file called ‘Lots of Leaves’ which can be found here in the shop. It is perfect for tucking into floral clusters which is exactly how I used it here….

I decided to use the pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Merry and Bright’ collection as I love the colours and thought they were perfect with my photo, and it shows just how versatile it is for using with non-festive photos!

I went with the wood patterned paper for my background and edged it with distressed strips of the candy stripe cut apart strip. Then I went and fussy cut a whole sheet of flowers from one of the patterned papers…. I find fussy cutting very relaxing and it didn’t take too long as I just did it while sat in front of the TV!

Next I cut three of the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files in white cardstock and backed them with vellum as I wanted a soft, translucent look to them as there would be lots of colours with the flowers.

Then I attached my photo to the layout after mounting it on a piece of pastel green gingham check patterned paper. I kept it flat (rather than add foam pads) as I was going to add lots of dimension anyway with the fussy cut flowers.

I then built up two clusters of fussy cut flowers in opposite corners of the layout along with the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files. I played around with the positioning for a while until I was happy, then I took a photo so I can remember where they go when sticking them down!

I didn’t use much else as I felt the flower clusters didn’t need it, just a small word banner, journaling tag, some hearts and a flair button.

And finally just finished off with some journaling and then added a title using some gold Thickers from my stash…

Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases and if you want to get a free cut file each month make sure you sign up for the newsletter here! See you next month….

Happy Scrapping!

The Best Ever | Tamara Buckler

Hello again, CTY peeps!

I’m up today sharing another layout with you, and this time I am tackling some back to school photos from last year, before we take another batch for this year!

I’m using the Backpack cut file that Gwen created late last year, and I’ve cut it kind of big, because its so cute and I wanted to make it a feature on the page! I thought this file was perfect for back to school photos because my girls always get a new backpack for the school year, which is always a big deal!

I sized up the file in the Silhouette software, duplicated it and then cut it out from 2 different patterned papers. I then deleted all the internal cut lines and cut the file again from black card stock. This gave me the ability to lay the outside of the file directly on to the card stock, and fill back in the elements I wanted to build my design.

I then cut up some old cardboard and adhered it to the back of the file to pop it up off the background, built my paper stack underneath this, and added my photo and embellishments around it. I really tried to keep everything very centred around the cut file, making a ‘visual triangle with my clusters to keep the focus very much on the cut file and photo.

The last little piece I added was the flair badge on the front of the backpack. I love how this added more dimension, and made the bag seem ‘real’.

I can’t wait to see you all create pages with this Cut File – its so easily personalised – I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make this look cute!

Thanks for stopping by again today! Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | Family | Rainbow Burst

Hello and welcome to the blog today.
Melinda here with you and I am super excited to share this project with you!!

This was a Christmas gift for a friend and as soon as I saw the “Rainbow Burst” cut file I knew it would work perfectly with this photo!!

I’ve used the stunning “Daydream” collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and created my own background to work with this amazing cut file! I love, love, love that very subtle water colour rainbow under the photo, swoon!

You can hit play on the video below to see how I created this. This process video includes a little bit of a Silhouette Studio tutorial too which shows how I very slightly altered the cut file to suit my needs! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know!

Finally, I will leave you with a few close up images of this page. I do hope you enjoy and that I have inspired you to create a subtle rainbow of your own maybe to work with this stunning new cut file!

Make sure you head over to the store for all of the new January releases and happy scrapping!!
Mel

Ice Magic | Ali Skifton

Hello my friends! It’s Ali here with you today sharing a very wintery picture of my husband and me visiting an ice castle. We had to walk through an ice tunnel to leave and a beautiful rainbow was above our heads.

As soon as I saw the new cut files released by Gwen, I knew I had to work with the Rainbow Burst Background cut file for this photo.

I started backing the rainbow first with colors to match the ice rainbow. I decided then to have some fun and make the stars into shakers. I used a sticker package to back the stars and then cut some foam tape into very thins strips. You have to make sure that there are no gaps in the tape when you are creating shakers. I filled the stars with colored beads to match the colored papers backing them up.

This layout needed a topper and I created this border by sewing it on top. It is not that noticeable because I did use white thread to stick with the ice theme. To make it pop I added the rainbow colored bling to the scallops and used foam tape to adhere it.

To complete the Ice Magic layout I added white paint splats to the ice blue background. I also added some white and silver snowflakes to give the rainbow more of a wintery scene.

Thanks for looking my creative friends!

Love, Ali xo

CUT to YOU | 2021 – 365 New Days | 2021 Cut File | 365 New Days Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.

First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.

For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…

When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! 😉

Together | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends!

I am absolutely delighted to be sharing my latest project with you today. I used the absolutely stunning Vintage Peony Cut File to create my layout. But for something really different, I turned this gorgeous cut file into a stitching template and hand stitched the most beautiful floral background for my page.

 

You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:

And here are a few more close-up images.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project and I hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Super Star Sweetness | Kelly Pyron

Hello scrappy peeps! I have a fun layout of my grandson, Cason. I used the new Shooting Stars cut file from the shop, This element (the cut file) made my page come together so easily. It also gave me the inspiration for my title! I just love when one element sparks an idea for another element on the page! I cut the file in textured-white cardstock and adhered it directly to the patterned background. I then adhered stars of various colors, textures and sizes around the page for a very dynamic look.

If you would like more details and to see how this layout came together, please click below.

The finished page:

A detail shot:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout! I hope you found a little inspiration to take with you. Be sure to go check out all the awesome, new cut files in the shop for more inspiration and idea sparkers!

Happy 2021 “The good life”|2021|Spring Floral Banner| Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the Cut To You blog today! It’s Josefine here showing you a new mixed media layout using the beautiful 2021 Cut File and the Spring Floral Banner. Yes, I used two Cut File on this scrapbook page!!

First I started with the background. I applied Distress Oxide with a acrylic stamp that looks like a stain and the ink color that I used is “Evergreen bough” With a brush I applied a little bit water to the ink on the stamp for a more watercolor effect on my layout.

When the Distress Oxide on my background is dry it’s time to started with the cutfiles. First I placed my “Spring Floral Banner” on my background and under the floral of the cutfile I placed some Flower die-cuts (see photo) from the beautiful “Daydream” collection from Cocoa Vanilla. This way I make layers with my die-cuts and cutfile.

I made four banners from the design papers of the “dayDream” collection, cut on size and stitched them with silver thread. I placed the banners on my layout with the photo on top. I also put some die-cuts and paper flowers on my page.

Now it’s time for the second cutfile. I used the 2021 cutfile as part of my title. I backed it with acetate decorated with silver dots. I edited the bottom of the 2021 title with silver glitter. After that I stitched it on my layout with silver thread and decorated with a word strip “The good life” and a paper flower. Finally I make white splashes with gesso for an extra festive look!

I hope I was able to inspire you with my layout! I wish everyone a beautiful day and enjoy creating! XoXo, Josefine

Love | Khristina Sorge

Hi friends! I am super excited to be sharing my very first design team project with everyone today. I wanted to create a quick and easy impactful layout and one of my favorite ways to do that is with a darker background paired with the contrast of a bright white cut file.

This cut file is just perfect for tucking in behind your layers and I love how it mimicked the look of the floral crown in my photo. It also helped this layout come together SO fast even though it packs a punch!

Here’s the Floral Edge set cut file that I used today…..Isn’t it just gorgeous?!?!

I have a process video to share with you today as well talking thru how this one came together.

I can’t wait to see you guys try this idea of a dark background with a white cut file as a way to create a unique look! Here’s a couple of close-ups of my layout….

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo, Khristina