Splish-Splash | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! Kelly here with a new layout of my grand-love, Carson. My daughter recently sent me pictures of him at the swimming pool with pure delight on his face. I knew the Splish- Splash Cut File would be perfect for this sweet photo!

I wanted a very organic, fluid feel to this page. So, I went full-on mixed media with this layout. I used gesso, inks, embossing powder, water soluable crayons, and Nuvo drops to get a liquid, watercolor vibe.

I also did some hand-stitching on each water droplet for a litte more defintion and texture.

I used dimesional foam tape to pop the water droplets up to create more depth on the page. I also used some sequins and clear gems in clusters around the page as my finishing touch.

I must say, I LOVE how this turned out! Using this cut file was my inspiration starting point and the entire creative journey of this layout was so fun! I have a process video if you would like to see the step-by-step process of how I created this layout.

My Beautiful Ladies | Belinda Jane

 

Hello creative friends! Today I am sharing my first project for the month of August. This month’s cut file release inspired me to spend the month working on layouts for my wedding album. And for my first layout, I’m using this gorgeous Simply Floral Pendant Cut File.

 

I thought that the Simply Floral Pendant Cut File would be perfect for some photos of my bridesmaids and I in our matching floral robes. I knew that I wanted this cut file to take up the majority of my page and serve as the background layer for what would almost become a very large cluster in the middle of the page.

I cut the file from a patterned paper and then backed it with two layers, cut from plain white cardstock, to provide some dimension and stability. I backed the cut file with a selection of coordinating patterned papers in soft pastels and florals. I added a little bit of soft mixed media to my white background paper and adhered the cut file flat onto the page. I double-matted my white cardstock background with coordinating patterned papers and added some machine stitching around the border.

I added a white matte to my photos, then a couple of soft layers of white tissue paper behind them before adhering them to the page with foam tape. Using a variety of complimentary die-cut ephemera and stickers, I created LOTS of layers around my photos.

I chose two complimentary alpha stickers to create my title, “My Beautiful Ladies”, which I adhered at the bast of my feature photo. I typed out my journalling on my typewriter, cut it into strips and adhered it nestled under the title running down the page. I finished off my layout by sprinkling dots in a variety of coordinating colours all around the page.

If you’d like to see how I created this layout in more detail, I would absolutely love for you to check out my process video.

And So The Adventure Begins | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone,

It’s Tarrah back with you on the CUT to YOU blog! Today I have a new layout to share inspired by the CSI Challenges case file no. #327. If you know me, you will know that I absolutely LOVE to travel. I have been very fortunate to have traveled a fair bit already so I have lots of memories to document.

Each month CUT to YOU sponsors the challenges over at CSI, there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so make sure you check all the case files out, I am sure you will find something to inspire you and get creating!

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I was inspired by the travel theme and the colours of this case file. I chose to cut out the awesome ‘ADVENTURE BEGINS’ cut file from white cardstock first. I then backed the openings of the block letters in red cardstock. I then added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered it down to the plain white cardstock background. As I was constructing my layout, you can see in my close up photo below that I decided to make the word ‘Begin’ stand out more so I inked the word in black ink. As this word has the washi tape underneath it, I am glad I chose to ink the word.

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Title cut files like this one are great as they pretty much decide the design of your page for. As there was the space on the right of the title, this was the perfect place to add my photo and the layers under my photo. I used some red and black striped pockets for my layers and also a small Kraft envelope.

I added some travel wood veneer pieces including the globe one over the top of the ‘O’ in ‘So’. I also added a super cute red peg, a black arrow paper clip, a red resin star and a black and white fabric bow. On the right of my photo, I added a Charm’s handmade fabric star and layered a travel flair over the top of the star.

Lastly I added a few travel phrase stickers and a date tab at the top of the red and white stripe pocket at the top. I also trimmed down the white cardstock and framed the entire layout with a Kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Make sure you check out all the AMAZING cut files in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy creating!

killin’ it! | Raechelle Bellus

Happy August! Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the Leaf Cluster cut file. My daughter did a photo shoot with my granddaugher and I just love this photo.

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I wanted to mix my style up a bit an leave the leaves open. I really love the end result and feel as if this decision creates a nice impact to this layout. I cut this in a few different sizes to add visual interest, which also creates impact.

Not much else to say other than showing several photos. Fussy cut flowers and a few extra details complete this layout.

 

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This pretty much sums up my post. Thanks for stopping by! You can find this and so many more delightful cut files in the CTY store. Don’t forget to check out all the fabulous new August releases- Gwen has once again outdone herself. 🙂

I’ll be back in a few weeks with another fabulous cutfile to share.

 

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Grow Old With Me | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you all are doing well, and do have time for creating pretty stuff. For me it’s summertime and holiday, and have just celebrated our 9th anniversary. We took a little trip just the two of us and spent 2 days in Tokaj, a wine region in Hungary – we had much fun, eating and drinking, walking a lot. This photo was also taken here, it’s a little blurry as it was taken on a tour bus, but I love it so much.

This time I challenged myself by using a big and bold title on my layout. I chose the Grow Old With Me cut file from the February Release and cut it from smooth white cardstock so that it almost covers a 12″ cardstock. I was curious how I can decorate a page like this so that I also leave some white space.

I decided to use the My Favorite Story collection by Pinkfresh Studio. Rainbows are really popular right now, and I also love it, so I backed the words with the beautiful colours of the Looking for Sunshine paper. I also added some other patterned papers from the same collection.

I wanted to highlight the Grow Old words so instead of backing them I cut the letters and glued them down with foam adhesive. I like the effect it just gives to the page.

I matted my photo and added it to the upper right corner. And now I started to decorate the layout. I already had some fussy cut flowers from the Bloom and Grow paper – I cut them once when I didn’t have inspiration. Now it was good to just get them out and add them to the page.

I also decorated the letters O and D with some fussy cut flowers and chipboard flairs.

Finally I used the tiny flowers instead of enamel dots – I just love how they decorate the layout!

I hope I could inspire you to use long and bold titles on your layouts! It’s so fun and the result is great. Go and get some title cut files from the CUT to YOU shop and don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

STORYBOOK ADVENTURES | KELLY PYRON

Hello friends! I am sharing a layout today featuring the Book Stack Background cut file. Being the book-nerd that I am, I knew as soon as I saw this cut-file, I had to use it! I also knew the perfect photo for this layout. #winning #booksaremyjam

I cut the file on American Crafts white textured cardstock and then used several different pattern papers to back the file. Lastly, I used the offset feature in Silouhette to cut a slightly larger version of the Book Stack file in black cardstock and adhered it to give a black border. I felt like I needed to do this in order to create some contrast. Otherwise, I felt like the cut file got lost on this busy background.

I used lots of whimsical and fun elements around the page to enhance the photo and help tell my story of creating a storybook character from a pumpkin.

I just love how the die cut helped make this layout come together so quickly and easily. Using the large die cut, helped make most of my design decisions for me. It was just a matter of glue things down.

I hope you are enjoying this month long celebration and finding lots of inspiration along the way! If you would like to see how my layout came together, you can watch my process video here:

Have a great day and don’t forget to take advantage of the 20% discount in the shop! It ends in just a couple of days, so don’t miss out! Discount code: CTYCELEBRATE2

Best Buds | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I tend to gravitate towards the floral designs, so selecting the super fun July 2020 Circles Sliced Background cut file was a little out of my comfort zone, but I have to say that I love how this layout turned out!

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I just had to use this file as soon as I saw it and once I decided upon a photo and the paper, everything fell togther easily.

My son-in-law recently took my granddaughter fishing and this photo of their special moments caught my heart.

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I pulled in the fish theme as well as colors from the photo. Adding several patterns keeps this layout fun and interesting.

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I added some die cuts to create some visual interest and to add dimension.

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Some clear thread creates an illusion of fishing line which adds to the overall theme of the page.

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Keeping the photo matting simple by using two layers of vellum is a simple way to add focus to the photo, but doesn’t distract from all the patterns.

I hope you step out of your comfort zone with your next cut file purchase! The end result just might turn out to be one of your favorites, just as this is mine.

Check out the CTY store for all the fabulous files.

See you next month!

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So Berry Sweet | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I have a 8.5×11 inch layout featuring the gorgeous recent release  So Berry Sweet cut file.

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I wanted to scrap a photo of one of my 3D paper crafts, a picnic basket and strawberries and as well as this perfect cut file I used Crate Paper Sweet Story collection a perfect pair!

248DB86E-3B28-4F79-BF68-208AC23DCBEBOnce I had sized the cut file as I wanted it I cut it in white. I chose the beautiful strawberry paper to back my letters. You will note in the close up photo, some of them have been added with foam tape to create dimension.

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I next set about paper piecing the strawberry which I kept true to life and then added to my page with foam tape. As I always do I used the ‘release compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to pull elements out of the cut file and cut individually.

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I next added my photo (2.5×2.5 inches) which I matted against a yellow paper to keep the balance between red and yellow. I added a large die cut to draw your eye to the photo and then added some phrase sentiments to tie in with my theme.

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I then added smaller embellishments to finish off my layout, some with foam tape for dimension. I used a gorgeous floral paper for my border which contrast wonderfully against the white cardstock. It’s fun to scrap memories that don’t involve people, but other things that are a part of you and your life.

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Well thats it from me today. Be sure to head over to the Cut to You shop to see this and all the other gorgeous cut files. See you again soon and happy creating!

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Happy Play | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Triangle Banners cut file! This cut file is a free one only included the newsletter so make sure you are subscribed!

I started out by cutting out the banner cut file from white cardstock. I then chose a few bright and happy patterned papers to back the triangle banners with. Once the banners were all backed, I machine stitched along the tops of the banners using white thread.

I wanted the banners to pop up off the page so I added craft foam underneath. I chose a plain black cardstock background for something different, I arranged the banners how I liked them on the page and then adhered them. You will notice I also included 2 white tiny pegs at the top left and the bottom right. The great thing with this banner cut file is the banners are all joined so its easy to place on your page!

I added a cardstock frame over the top of my photo and adhered it down with craft foam. I created a focal point with the photo over to the right of the page, I added some embellishments here and the title is under the photo also.

The super cute tiny black and white bow I have had for the longest time! I was so glad to be able to add this to my page! I created two other smaller embellishment clusters on the page also, I kept these small as I did not want to cover up all the banner goodness!

Lastly I added the date stamp and some splatters of white mist to my page. I love how the bright colours and the triangle banners look against the black!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! Don’t forget that to receive free cut files each month, you need to be subscribed to the newsletter, you can subscribe here.

Happy creating!

En Pointe| Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share my layout and video for Cut To You’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration! Congratulations to Gwen for creating amazing cut files, a wonderful small business owner, and being a wonderful person! Love you my friend and so proud of you! I’m so happy to be a part of this video hop! Here is my project I created especially for this event!

I started this layout with my photos. I loved this photo of my niece getting ready for her virtual ballet lesson and knew it needed a page all its own! I loved it both in color and black and white so I decided to include both versions on my layout!

I paired the En Pointe Ballet Cut File with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight range and an acetate ballerina that has been floating around my scrap desk for just this page. (Im sure of it!)

I changed the color of my title in the very messiest way possible…by pushing it into a navy ink pad of course!

You can see all this messy fun and the rest of my layout come together over on my channel below! And be sure to check out all the fun videos on the hop all month long!

Be sure to head over to the SHOP where you can find this cut file and so.many.more.

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps