Sunshine and Ice-cream | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m here with a summer themed layout and I used the very appropriate ‘Soft Serve’ cut file which you can find here in the shop. It was perfect to go with my ice-cream photo from our week away last September in Mundesley on the Norfolk coast here in the UK.

To go with my holiday theme I used the colourful new Simple Stories ‘Sunkissed’ collection. I used one of the patterned papers with the wave design as my background, firstly trimming it down slightly and then distressing the edges before attaching to a frame of white cardstock.

I decided to have double ice-cream cones to replicate my photo so cut two the same size in white cardstock. I picked one of the patterned papers in a soft peach ombre to back the cone part of my cut file, but first I ran the paper through my Big Shot using an embossing folder with lots of small uneven squares all over it so that it ended up looking like the texture of an ice-cream cone. I think it looked pretty realistic! I then cut two pieces of the embossed patterned paper to fit the cone part of the ice-cream cone and attached them using foam pads to add some dimension.

For one of the cut file cones I backed the ice-cream part with some vellum, again raised up on foam pads and then added one of the bright pink patterned papers behind that. I used the vellum first to tone it down slightly and give it a more frosty look. I just had to add a large enamel dot to look like a cherry!

For the second cut file I wanted to create a shaker pocket using some fun coloured sprinkles (they look like hundreds and thousands!) from Little Things. I stuck some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ice-cream part of the cut file, then added strips of foam pads all around the edges before filling with the sprinkles! I backed it with some white cardstock to lock them all in…

Then I layered the two cut files centrally to my background and stuck down, before tucking in my square photo that was mounted onto one of the coordinating striped papers.

I added two embellishment clusters, a larger one to the bottom right of the layout and a smaller one at the top of the right ice-cream cut file and used lots of fun coordinating stickers and enamel dots from the collection.

My title is a combination of the ‘Sunshine’ sticker from the ‘Sunkissed’ sticker sheet and some other alphas from my stash. I tucked in a cute sun and some enamel dots just above the title which created my third focal point to balance the layout. A few lines of journaling and I was done!

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Happy Scrapping!

Keep On The Sunny Side|Sara Scraps

Hello! Sara with you today to share a summer layout with my favorite summer colors- Blue (like the sky),yellow (like the sun), and a pop of gorgeous white to pull it all together! I used the lovely Hexagon Frame cut file.

I cut the file on one sheet of white cardstock starting by filling the page with the cut file and then sizing another one to just inside the first until I had five circles nestled inside each other.

Once I had them all cut..I created my background by adhereing them to a dark patterned paper. This lets the white cut files pop!

I love how the cut file design allows me to showcase my title and my photos. I added beautiful clusters of summer florals in my colors of blues and yellows.

I love how florals and colors pop off the white cut file.

I have a process video to share with you that shows how I put this layout all together.

Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and check out all the latest designs! And try this technique and see how you can stretch your cut files today!

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | Spring Floral Edge Cut File | Fur Mum | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello scrappy friends!!
Who else is in total shock that we are already in June?!? Where has the last 5 months disappeared to?
Anyway, Melinda here to share my latest creation with you and I do hope you enjoy!

I used the gorgeous “Spring Floral Edge” cut file for this one and I just love the way this came together!

I have duplicated and flipped the cut file in Silhouette Studio to create an almost 12″ vertical strip. When I was happy with the overlap of the 2 pieces I welded them together and cut them as a long vertical piece. I would love to take full credit for this idea but I cannot – I did see it somewhere else a couple of months ago but sadly cannot remember who’s it was!! But full credit to that incredible scrapper!! Thank you for your inspiration!

As you can see, after I cut the design I have carefully pieced it all back together. The negative pieces were stuck directly to my background while the floral/leaves were popped up on little pieces of foam to create this 3D look! So effective!!

I have picked the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Sunkissed” collection to work with for this page. With that very colourful background I wanted to add some contrast so threw in a few pieces of black along with my title acrylic piece. I love the way the black makes everything pop.

I have kept my embellishing pretty simple with a few florals around my photo and title. I made sure to connect my floral pieces to the cut file to make it all work together.

I have a process video for you which is linked below! I. hope that you enjoy!

I really love how this cut file has become a part of the page background rather than the main focus. So often it’s a case of “look, there’s a cut file!!” it’s nice to do something a little different! And still so, so effective!

There are so, so many designs in the store that you could use this technique on, make sure you check them out! I particularly love the “Stained Glass 1” and the “Triangles Stacked” designs for this idea!!

Until next time friends, happy a scrappy day!
Mel

Summer Days | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely friends,

I’m back on the blog today sharing this fun summery page using the Summer Days Cut File and a super fun rainbow background!

I went super simple with the Cut File on this page, because the background was kinda shorty… I simple adhered it to the yellow stripes in the patterned paper to channel those summer vibes.

I kept it pretty simple from here, and used a smallish photo, and a tight cluster of embellishments around it. I loosely colour blocked these to tie in with the stripes. I also added another small embellishment cluster toward the bottom of the page, working with the pink stripes here.

And then added some white splatters to time connect the Cut File to the background a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by today peeps. Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out our other summery cut files.

Big Loves, Tam xo

Hello Sunshine | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends and welcome! I have a fun, new layout to share with you today using the Hello Sunshine cut file.

The weather in Texas is finally warm enough for a nice, relaxing day at the pool. My grandkids were so excited to finally go swimming and I was happy to snap some pool-side photos!

I am using Simple Stories Vintage Coastal collection for this layout. I cut the file on some textured white cardstock and backed it with one of the patterned papers from the collection. My background is very busy, so I went with a bright coral pattern for the sun and a lighter color for the the words. I also added some foam adhesive to the cut file to give it some dimension so it stood apart from the busy background. Lastly, I used a watercolor brush marker to add a little watercolor detail to the letters in the title and sun.

This collection has a lot of collage-type elements and so I decided to really play off of that design and use it to create two big clusters of embellishments on either side of the title and photo. I layered lots of stickers from the 12.x 12 sticker sheet and used foam adhesive to lift some of the elements and left some stuck flat to the page. I really think this “ collage feel” adds a lot of interest to the design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope this layout gives you some warm, summer vibes and a little inspiration! Be sure to stop by the Cut to You blog and check out all the great summer themed cut files!

Can I Get a Witness | Leaf Duo Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am so happy to be back with you today to share a new Design Team project with you. I have another wedding layout and for this one, I wanted to use a cut file to help add some subtle layering details to my page. I thought that the Leaf Duo Cut File really fit the bill, and I loved that I was able to really stretch them to tuck them into various spots around the page by trimming them down.

If you want to see how I created this layout, I’d love for you to go ahead and check out my YouTube video below:

Here are a few more close up photos of the finished layout.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Happiest Girl | Floral Mandala 2 | Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today and I am happy to be sharing a new girly layout created using the gorgeous Floral Mandala 2 cut file design. I cut the mandala design out from white cardstock and then backed the design with a multi stripe coloured patterned paper.

Floral Mandala 2 cut file

I love how all the colours look behind the mandala cut file. Once it was all backed, I added craft foam underneath and then adhered the entire cut file design to my chosen patterned paper background. I teamed the cut file with the gorgeous Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper. I turned the design so that it had a slight tilt for extra interest on my page. The photo I am documenting today is of my beautiful niece. I adhered the photo on the left of the mandala and adhered a 3′ x 4′ card on the right. I added a metal bow clip to the top of this piece and a die-cut arrow also. Under the photo, I tucked in a pretty tag and tied some string through the hole in the top.

The Floral Mandala 2 cut file is suited to so many different themed projects. It would look great cut out in black as well. This design would also look amazing backed with many different patterned papers to enhance each section of the design. So many endless opportunities with this one!

I added a chipboard title underneath my photo and also a die-cut one, I kept the embellishing to a minimum for this layout because of the busy design and all of the colour happening on the page. I did add another small chipboard piece above the journal card that says ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. I also added a cute chipboard heart to the left of my photo.

Lastly on my page, I stamped the date stamp of when the photo was taken.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you are inspired to create with the gorgeous Mandala cut file. Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for the Floral Mandala 2 cut file and SO many more gorgeous designs!

Happy creating!

A Piece of You | Josefine vd Hoeven | Pie Graph Cut file

Hello Creative Paperlovers,

Welcome to the blog of Cut to You! So happy you stopped by today! I had the opportunity to create another layout with these beautiful cut files.

This time I used the “Pie Graph” cut file.

I start by making a mixed media background and for that I used distress oxide “kitch flamingo” I grab a clear stamp that already looks like a stain. I stamp some ink on the clear stamp and spray it a little bit wet with water and stamp several times on the white cardstock. This is how I created this watercolor look.

When I’m done stamping I make some more splatters with the distress oxide for a more festive look. I also used some white acrylic paint and make splatters on the background with it.

I let it dry by air and placed the Pie Graph cut file on top of the mixed media background. I grab the sewing machine and stitch the edges of my cut file using some gold sewing thread. The Pie Graph pieces I trace them twice on different designs papers. From the first Pie Graph pieces I sew all the edges with gold sewing thread and placed the pieces on top of the cut file using 3D foam tape. Then I take all the second pieces from the Pie Graph cut file and sew with gold sewing thread through the center and glued these pieces on top of the other pieces.

I cut design paper to size and placed it behind the photo to create more layers. I choose several flowers and playfully slide them between the cut files. I am happy how it turned out.

I placed the title in a semicircle around the cut file. Finally I splash different colors of oxide ink on my layout. I hope I was able to inspire you with this layout and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog! Have a great and crafty day! Xo, Jo

Choose Happy | Ali Skifton

Hello everyone! It is Ali here with you today sharing my Choose Happy layout for the Everyday challenge. I must say this was a challenge for me since I mostly scrap events and not everyday moments. The Choose Happy cut file in the shop caught my attention right away because this is how I choose to live life.

I knew I really wanted to make this title pop so I used a bright bold stripe Doodlebug Design Paper to cut the title out on my Cameo. The colors match my polka dot dress so I was happy about that. I used foam tape to pop up the first layer of my title without the Happy letters inside. I then added two layers of foam tape to pop the word happy so it really stood out on my page.

I added a colorful heart flair from Scrappin Happy Studio for the middle of the A and some Doodlebug Design bling for the letter P. I love the quotations around the title too, because I consider this my motto. Below is the link to this wonderful cut file.

I had so much fun doing something different with this title cut file and making the flowers to match my dress.

I hope you enjoy this layout and remember to always Choose Happy! Life is short and you only live once!

Love, Ali xoxo

CUT to YOU | Stitched Rows Cut File | Keep Reading

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. This time my task was to make a layout with the theme ‘Everyday’. For this prompt I chose a photo of my daughter, who loves to read since she had learnt it. She enjoys it so much, that she even starts reading in the morning, still in her pajamas, and doesn’t want to stop. It makes me so happy, I hope she keeps reading all her life!

For this layout I used the Stitched Rows cut file and the Keeping It Real collection of Pinkfrsh Studio. Here is my layout:

First I cut the Stitched Rows cut file from white precision cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I left it on the cutting mat, and got out my Catherine Pooler ink pads and started to colour them. I used Catching Rays, Do-Si-Do, Sangria, Drive-In, Cummerbund colours.

When I was ready, I got them off the cutting mat.

I glued the cut file on a white cardstock. I added a stripe of patterned paper on the left side, and started to mat my photo with some patterned papers.

I added lots of flower cut outs and phrasel cut outs, foam stickers to the layout.

Finally I added my title and my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get out your ink pads and colour a cut file. Get some new ones from the CUT to YOU shop! Have you seen the new release? 😉