Travel Everywhere | Rachel Lowe

Hey all Rachel here, here is my first layout for October and I have used the gorgeous  Travel Grid cut file  (yep I love grid layouts!) . This time my theme is photos from a trip to Italy, picking some highlight photos. I have used Pebbles Inc Adventure Awaits collection.

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I cut my grid is a bright colour as I wanted it to contrast against my dark blue background. However I did adhere it to a white cardstock so when I embellished they would not not get ‘lost’. My grid is cut at 10×10 inches.

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Before adhering my grid down I added die cut flowers to each side, tucking them slightly under before sticking it down on my blue base paper which I did with foam tape to create dimension.

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I added my photos first (from a trip to Italy).  I cut the word TRAVEL in a floral paper and added with foam tape to create dimension. If you use the release compound function on Silhouette you can drag each letter out of the grid which makes it easier to cut in papers other than the grid cut cut out. (I only have a Silhouette Cameo but I am sure other cutting machines would have a similar function).

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I created a sub title by using one of the squares adding the country and date.

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Then the fun bit to embellish the squares. Again I used foam tape to add embellishments for height. Some embellishments I layered over each other and some flow into the nexr square.

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I added small puffy stickers to each grid keeping the travel theme in mind. You could of course add lots more photos to this grid layout.

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Well that’s it from me today, thank you for stopping by and I hope this layout using this gorgeous TRAVEL grid inspires you to get out some holiday snaps and create your own scrapbooking memory!DT Announce Rachel Lowe

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Hello there, Bernii here with you today!!

I am here to share my with you all my latest layout that I have created again inspired by the new beginnings that Spring seems to symbolise. Now the photo that I scrapped isn’t a photo that was taken in the Spring months, however it is a photo of my daughter turning double digits and it made me think of the new beginnings she will face. To symbolise this a little more I chose a butterfly cut file to represent her change into the next stage of her life. So let me show you what I have created.

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Now this particular background cut file is the Butterfly Cluster Cut n Stitch , although I only used the butterflies cut file and also decided to cut two of the  clusters so that I could have them cover most of the background from left to right.

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I love how the butterflies just seem to sit on the page delicately when backed with patterned paper and vellum. I didn’t want to embellish the layout too much as I wanted the butterflies to stand out , and to help the butterflies seem like the wings are fluttering I only added glue to the body .

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I then added the ” Life Captured” title and only a smattering of embellishments from the latest CVS collection . Lastly, I just jotted down some thoughts on the moment that I captured.

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Well thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to try ad carve out some scrapbooking time this Sunday with some CUT to YOU files.

For all of the newest releases make sure you head over here in the store and remember, Gwen also does custom cuts which means if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen will cut them and send to you anywhere in the world!! Awesome service!

Till next time

Much love Bernii xx

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TOGETHER FOREVER | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share using my very first Travelers Notebook cut file!  I’ve made a stack of these for the TN peeps out there, (you can shop them here) and always said, these are great for scrapbooking too and today I thought I’d show you!  This photo was taken at my wedding 18 years ago and from memory is the 2nd or 3rd wedding photo I’ve scrapbooked.

I started with the ‘TN Together Documented‘ cut file and resized it quite large knowing I was working with a 6×4 photo.  I’ve backed the design with pretty paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Midnight‘ Collection, it really is beautiful for Wedding photos.  I went with a darker paper to fill the hearts in the design and something lighter and soft for the letters.

I’ve then backed my photo with just a single mount for this one and stitched around the edge as I normally would.  I’ve also added 3D foam behind for added dimension and then decided on the position of the cut file and the photo.  I like to nut out this part of the design early so that I have a direction for the page.

Next up, I’ve pulled out some co-ordinating embellishments, most of these from the Die Cut Ephemera pack of the collection as well as my foam Thickers.  I decided to add to the ‘Together’ in my cut file to make the title ‘Together Forever’.

I’ve now added in some more floral elements and this cute navy bow.  I’ve worked in my usual loose, flowing clusters to help draw the eye around the page and finished it off with this sweet flair from Felicity Jane.

And that was the page done AND as you can see, even though it is a Traveler’s Notebook design as such, it is also perfect for layouts.  The rectangle format would also work super well with the 9 1/2 x 11 size, so if you love those, the TN designs are for you!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Simple Pleasures/Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! Its Friday for all of you, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to get in some crafting time. I have a new project to share with you that I hope will inspire you to do that.

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I’ve used the Bow Cluster Cut File Those cute bows were just too much to pass up! I paired them with the new One Canoe 2 Willow collection and these adorable photos of my nieces and I. 70577760_10220211448135264_8572947334919356416_o

I altered the cut file with just a bit with ink blending and a spray of gold shimmer to make it stand out and give it a fun golden glimmer.

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Head over to the shop HERE and check out all the wonderful cut files in the shop!

And you can see all the fun details on my layout on my You Tube channel here-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Life Is Short Eat The Cake | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU fans, Melinda here with you today sharing my latest creation!

Now, if you’ve been following along a little while you will probably recognise that title piece from this blog post – which also has a process video linked. So, I won’t go over the steps I took to create that but instead talk to you about how this page came together! You can find that cut file here in the store though!

I started with that title piece and then decided to use the new Leaf Sprigs cut file (gorgeous!!) which I have cut 4 times – 3 in vellum and once in smooth white card stock. I wasn’t sure how many I would use so I figured more is better!

As I had designed my title piece using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection it was simply a matter of laying the photo and both cut files onto my background in a design I was happy with!! I started with gold machine stitching in a big circle (hindsight says it should have been a wee bit smaller but oh well!!) and then adding sprinkles of gold mist.

I have overlaid the vellum on top of the white card stock and used a few tiny spots of wet glue to stick them together to add some shadows where they didn’t lay directly on top of each other. When my gold sprinkles were dry I added 3 more vellum halves onto the background paper over the stitching. I didn’t stick those completely to the background as I wanted some more lift and movement.

I layered the photo, the double layered sprigs and the title together with a photo mat and stuck those all down when I was happy with the placement. Again, for more movement and shadows I have not stuck the sprigs completely flat and have let some bits overlap onto the photo.

With my main elements stuck to the page all that was left was some embellishing. I had my Cameo cut all of the butterflies from the 6×8 sheet of pattern from the CVS Happiness collection and decided to use those as my embellishments. I started by layering them all around the wreath and felt that that was too much so ended up with 2 clusters of 3.

With my butterflies stuck down it was time for my final touches. I have added in some of the darker blue clear heart stickers from the same collection in both clusters and also a painted stripe sticker to 2 sides of the photo. And then added in some dark blue ink splatters to the 2 clusters.

Finally I added in my journalling with a grey pen to the right side of the page. Oh, and the gold had faded a little into the background so I covered my photo and title and sprinkled some more gold on top!

My tech seems to be back on board co-operating with me so I have a process video for you which I do hope you will enjoy!

For all of the newest releases make sure you head over here in the store and remember, Gwen also does custom cuts which means if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen will cut them and send to you anywhere in the world!! Awesome service!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

Oh Hello Sweet Summer | Meggy Blethen

Hello Scrappy Peeps! This is Meggy and I’m back to share with you a layout I made using a cut file, Oh Hello Sweet Summer, from the July Release. I loved this cut file when I first saw it and had meant to use it but never did. Now that summer is over I am craving the warmness so I decided to use this cut file. I had some cute photos from June 2017 I needed to scrap so I pulled them out and got to work!

I decided to size down the title and the sun so I could fit the whole cut file on one layout and fit the photos in the middle. I really love being able to do this in Silhouette Studio.

I really love how this whole layout turned out! It worked out that I had these few items sitting out in a pile on my desk. I rummaged through them and found the fun clouds and butterflies.

I love the addition of the butterflies and the clouds..

I made sure to include a tag for some journaling on it.

I loved that this cut file had space for small photos in between the title and the sun shape. I decided that was going to be my design element for the layout.

I kept the embellishing simple so the cut file wouldn’t get lost in the layout and feel too busy.

I love the title and that it uses two fonts. I did consider making the title into a shaker pocket, but in the end I wanted to keep it simple.

Make sure to check out my layout process video over on my YouTube channel. You can also find it below. Thanks for stopping by! Come chat with us in the facebook group and don’t forget to pick up this cut file in the shop today!

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

Globe Trotter Wannabes | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! It’s Marie back on the blog today sharing my latest layout for CUT to YOU! I happened to take these photos on a little holiday we had back in August (oh my – doesn’t that feel like ages ago!) and was inspired to use this awesome background cutfile from the shop.

And this is the cutfile I chose. You’ll find it HERE in the CUT to YOU Shop.

Both the photographs and the cutfile had a real Mediterranean feel to me (even though we were in the North of England!) and the cutfile reminded me of Moroccan tiles so I decided to use it as my background. I cut the file from a sheet of 12×12 Mylar (plastic stencil material) so that I could use it again and then used white modelling paste to create the pattern. I did this quite messily and didn’t go right to the edges – I wanted lots of texture.

I had already primed my page (a sheet of Marshmallow cardstock) with clear gesso so when the paste was dry I added water and then watered down acrylic paint in blue and green to create the colourful background. I let the paint run around and also added plenty of splatters too!

My photos were printed 3×4 and I matted them on a couple of different patterned papers – a paper with lots of typed summer-themed words and a black and white stripey paper.

I embellished the page with ephemera from the Pinkfresh Studio Out and About Range which is all travel themed so I was able to use lots of the pieces.

I added dimension by lifting the photos and some of the ephemera pieces up on foam and adding a few puffy stickers too!

For the title, I used a perspective and some little white foam alphas and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Be sure to pop by the shop as there are so many other cutfiles that can also be used in this way!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Marie x

Getaway Bliss | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel on the blog with you today.

Today I have a couple of different projects to share with you

using the Floral Bouquet Frame Background cut file.

I have used this cut file on a layout of me on our

honeymoon 10 years ago – eeeek!!!!

I really liked the tropical feel to the florals of this cut file,

and I teamed it with a tropical themed paper collection.

I sized the cut file to 10×10 with my Silhouette, and I cut one sheet of double sided paper. I used one side for the outside frame and one side for the inside frame. Using the same sheet of paper ensured the cut lines of my frame would line up perfectly.

I added some tropical themed embellishments and words.

I really love the versatility of this cut file,

and I have also created 2 clean and simple cards using it.

I resized the cut file with my Silhouette and cut 2 cuts from white cardstock.

I then got out my watercolours and coloured one of the cut files. I traced around the second cut file as a template then coloured the tracing. I then adhered the cut file over the ‘shadows’ to create two opposite looks.

I added a simple sentiment to each card.

I added some Glossy Accents over the cut file to add some subtle shimmer.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Guest Designer – Amy Churchward

Hi Creatives!

Introducing another fab guest designer we have lined up for this month.  Many of you will know Amy Churchward, and if you haven’t met her yet or seen her wonderful projects you are in for a treat!  She is an amazing part of the Aussie scrapbook community and has worked with many Aussie businesses and I’m so so glad she is joining us this month!  Check out her first project below.

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be here! A little about me – I am married to a wonderful husband with two active boys. Seeing as I have boys, I tend to be drawn to masculine pages with a mixed media style.  Here is my first project:

The geometric background fits perfectly here. I love the funkiness of the ‘Sketchy Squares‘ cut files. I have placed this over the darkish mixed media background.

The white ‘Sketchy Squares‘ were just the thing to break up the background. I love how it really lifts the page…

…and you know what I also love… I don’t own a cutting machine, so the lovely Gwen does ‘Custom Cuts’ for you! This is a beauty as the cut file comes to you ready to go!

Thank you for popping by!

Amy 😊

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,