Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back with you today for some more Scrapbook inspiration. Today I’m diving deep into my stash and using one of my all-time favourite collections from Cocoa Vanilla Studio called ‘Bohemian Dream’. I’ve also pulled a sweet pic of Miss C taken a few years ago now. I’ve teamed it with the ‘Triangle Pinwheel‘ cut file which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page. Lots more details to see below.
Here’s a closer look at the cut file I’ve used. This one is nice and fast to back and I think adds a really striking element to the page. If you are new to working with cut files, this one is a great one to get you started.
To create my page, I’ve begun by backing my cut file design, I’ve simply backed each triangle one by one mixing and matching pattern paper scraps. I wasn’t too careful about the colour placement, I just made sure that no two colours were side by side. I’ve then added this whole piece to the cardstock background of my layout and stitched around the edge.
Next, I’ve mounted my photo with a 1/4 inch frame and added some stitching. I’ve then locked in the position of my photo onto my page.
Next up, I’ve worked on my title. I knew I wanted to use a larger title for this design so it was important to get it into position early in the design process. I just love the bold white chipboard I’ve used here.
Next up, I’ve created my main embellishment cluster. I pulled this ‘Charm Creations‘ heart from my stash and added that to some die cut embellishments and a flair from the collection. I love the different textures here.
I’ve then gone ahead and added in two smaller embellishment clusters mainly made up of the die cut ephemera pieces and some word sentiments. Most I’ve added on 3D foam tape for dimension.
The clusters help draw the eye from the top left hand corner of the photo down to wards the bottom left hand corner of the page. I’ve kept them pretty simple as I didn’t want to cover up too much of my fun cut file background.
AND, that is the page complete. Thanks for popping by today creative friends, I hope this one has inspired you to get creating. As always, I love seeing what you make so be sure to tag me on social.
Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun twist on a current crafting trend- slimline cards. I love to make cards and while I don’t often share them online, I felt like Cut To You cut files would fit so well on these size cards I had to try a few! And by a few..well..I ended up making four so let’s start sharing them!
Slimline Cards are 31/2 X 81/2 so I made sure to cut the files to a size that would comfortably fit in those dimensions. I used some nice heavyweight bright white cardstock so I could add layers of embossing powder and ink on top of the files without them ripping. I wanted to the cut files on my cards to have a glossy, metallic, copper shimmer.
I have a video for you showing my embossing process for the cards too!
Hi again CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with my second layout for the month using another of the fab new September releases…. I loved the Rocket cut file and initially was going to use it with some pics of my nephews however once I got started decided that it was going to be perfect for one of my lovely husband! You can find the Rocket cut file here in the CUT to YOU store.
I cut the rocket and stars out in white cardstock and then backed them with some patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ collection that I still have in my stash. I used foam pads when attaching the patterned papers to add dimension as that is probably my favourite technique when using cut files!
You can see I backed the star cut files with stars from one of the patterned papers, then added a swoosh from one of the striped patterned papers in the matching colour as I thought it created what looked like movement coming from the shooting star.
Once the rocket and stars were all backed I stuck them down to my background which is a very old October Afternoon paper that I have hung onto as I knew it would come in use one day!
I then added my black and white photo that I layered up with five different coordinating papers that I had , I stuck it down with foam pads on the top edge only so that I could tuck in the bottom edge just under the cut file. I tucked in a few stickers and a ticket from the matching ephemera.
Finally I added a title using the word ‘LOVE’ from the coordinating title pack, I mounted this to some of the yellow patterned paper so that it stood out more against the white cardstock of the cut file. Then I cut up some of the words to get the letters ‘Y’, ‘O’ and ‘U’ and stuck them down directly to the layout. I finished off with the sticker saying ‘To the moon and back’.
At this point I decided it needed something else on the background, so added some little stars that I stitched with silver thread, this just added the extra texture that it needed and I was happy!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU store to see all of the fabulous cut files available and if you want to receive a FREE cut file each month then subscribe to the newsletter here…. see you all next month!
Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the many great cut files of the September Release there is a cute little one, which I chose for my layout today. The Little Romper cut file is perfect for all those baby photos & memories, and it would be also great for cards 😉
For my layout I chose the Little You, an older collection of Crate Paper. First I cut the Little Romper cut file from white cardstock, then I chose a patterned paper, called Little Nose for the romper. First I cut a 1″ wide border from that dotted paper, and added a 11″x11″ white cardstock on it. I wanted to machine stich the border, but my sewing machine didn’t want to sew the zig-zags: I had 2″ with thread and 2″ without when I realised that something is wrong… 😦 In order to save the paper, I decided to make the holes with the machine, thus I run over it without yarn, and then hand stitched it. So instead of 5 minutes it cost me more than an hour 😛
I backed my cut file and then started to make the layout. I chose a photo where my daughter was about 7 weeks old, starting to recognize her surroundings. I backed my photo with some patterned paper and also made some frames similar to the one from the cut out embellishments.
Finally I added some chipboards, stickers and cut out embellishments to decorate my page. Finally added some thread for the final touch.
Thanks for stopping by! Go and grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop! 😉
Hello everyone!! Melinda here with you today sharing another 12×12 layout featuring 2 photos AND 2 cut files!!
Cut file number one is “Award Ribbon (So Proud)” which I have only used the title from and cut on smooth white cardstock.
Cut file number two is “Leaf Edge” which was also cut on smooth white cardstock.
You can see my whole process in my process video below, just hit that play button, sit back and enjoy!
And a super quick run down of what I’ve done and the products I used! So, I am playing with the Paige Evans “Bloom Street” collection for this one and could not resist that pattern paper for my background! *insert all the heart eyes*
I’ve added mixed media to my leaf cut files and then backed them with vellum. Note – this was a very dainty and somewhat time consuming task but I really love the subtle element it adds!
I have backed my title with a paper from the 6×8 paper pad. I used my Cameo software to cut the pattern paper to fit perfectly behind my cut file!
I finished off with 2 small clusters. One to the top right of the photos – where I also tucked in a little tag with some journalling and another to the bottom left of the photos.
I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to create something with beautiful cut files, pretty papers and stickers!!
Make sure you check out the store here for more amazing cut files and so, so much inspiration!!
Hello! The Hoiday Season is coming upon us, and while I am generally not a huge fan of Halloween, I do enjoy creating Halloween-themed projects. I was digging through my stash and came upon this cute little 4×4 Acrylic Banner set and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase all of the current Halloween cut files featured in the CUT to YOU store.
I’ll show each of the banner sections below, but first here are the cut files I have used to create this project.
I’ll showcase each piece of the banner in order from left to right. In all there are 10 pieces. Most of them have a component of at least one cutfile, some more. There are also a few that do not feature a cut file, but I will share them anyway.
Another featuring no cut files.
I popped the ghosts with foam and adhered them a bit askew to create some whimsy. Each of the faces are backed in black cardstock. It’s not noticeable through the photos, but I sprayed all the ghosts with some white shimmery mist (I did the same to the cobwebs).
I hope I have inspired you to create something Halloweeny with these fun cutfiles!
Be sure to share your projects with us at the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!
I’m so happy to be back with you today sharing another layout. This time I have used the Chevron Bouquet cut file from the Cut to You shop.
This file is so versatile and you may have seen a few of the other DT girls using this file in different ways…like Kelly here and Belinda here. I have used it differently again!
From the first second I saw this file, it gave me pocket vibes… like in the front of an old library book or on the back of your jeans. So I set about making a pocket and tucking my photos as some tags in!
I started by backing the floral element, and then the bottom section with some kraft cardstock. Behind the top portion I added some patterned paper that had a doiley element which fit nicely in behind the floral.
I have added some paper layers to anchor the pocket. And then to finish off the page, I added lots of sweet embellishments. I love how this all came together!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re staying well and safe.
Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my latest design team project with you. And for something a little different I have created a coordinating two-page layout to celebrate my son’s first birthday.
I knew the Confetti Background Cut File just had to be used for this birthday layout and decided to use it for the right had side of my spread. I wanted to create the effect of two-toned confetti falling down the page. To achieve that I randomly backed some of the confetti circles with glitter cardstock, before mounting the whole page onto a soft blue polka-dot patterned paper. I also added a hand-stictched border with blue thread.
There was a lot that I wanted to say about this ocassion so I kept the design of this page pretty simple to allow for lots of journaling strips. I added some visual interest to my photo by adding a few layers of patterned paper, adding some dimension (using chipboard leftover from some packaging) in between some of the layers.
I created a small cluter of embellishments to the bottom right of my photo using some cute boy-themed ephemera.
To balance it out I created another small cluster of embellishments on the top left of the photo. With all of the visual weight hanging toward the top of the page, I added some layered strips of patterned paper and a small cluster of stars down the bottom of the page. And of course I finished all three clusters off with some nuvo drops.
For the left-hand side page I created my own custom cut file using the text tool in the Silhouette studio software. I cut a giant number ‘1’ and backed it using fringed strips of patterened paper. I nestled three little custers of embellishments around my photo to help draw the eye. And finished off with a title using an alphabet die.
And since I also needed to create layout to celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, I went ahead and duplicated the layout using a different set of products to go into her album! I love these kind of time-saving shortcuts.
If you want a more in depth look at how this layout came together, please go ahead and check out my process video below.
I have lots of paper layers, patterns, and textures going on in this layout, so I knew I needed to keep some of the elements simple. So, I kept the title simple with just a basic black outline for a little definition.
I used some stickers and embellishments tucked inside some of the layers to create more interest and dimesion. I just love the look of layers upon layers. It makes my scrappy heart so happy! 🙂
And that is the completed finished project. Isn’t it delicious!? LOL! That cake may have added a couple of pounds to my waist line, but it was totally worth it!
Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Our Story cut file.
I love this cut file with the gorgeous book and title. I have used Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection. I chose a background paper and splattered some gold lightly over it. I then cut my title in a blue and the book in a cream. I decided to use two patterned papers for the pages.
So my pages appear to be slightly ‘up’ I did not adhere the top of the pages (cream cardstock) this way they have a natural curve up. I added a sentiment sticker with foam tape to add height on the left side of the pages. Next I added my photo.
I added my photo (of me with my tribe) with foam tape and tucked a flower under the frame. Then it was about adding those smaller details that pull a layout together. I added two flower die cuts to the top of my page, layered and the top one with foam tape. I added tiny flowers over my title, a phrase sentiment over the heart and an adorable bunny!
Here are some more photos of the book part of the cut file:
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way! Head over to the Cut to You shop!