Darling Remember This | Rose Garden Camera | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing your lovely layout featuring the “Rose Garden Camera” cutfile. I knew that I had to use it with the Maggie Holmes Garden Party collection. It is the perfect combination of a bold, graphic camera and light and airy floral bits.

I started with a couple of gorgeous gold Shimmerz Paints and then two beautiful pinky rose shades. I had myself a time layering the colors to create a lovely background to highlight my Cut To You cutfile.

You can see here how lovely the cutfile looks when layered between the mixed media. I made sure to tuck floral ephemera here and there to further accentuate all of the florals.

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

XOXO | Love Heart Rows cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new love themed layout featuring the Love Heart Rows cut file!

Love Heart Rows cut file

I cut the Love Heart Rows cut file out from white cardstock and then began backing each of the rows with different patterned papers from the Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper. Once the cut file was all backed I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to a grid patterned paper background. I love the dimension and shadows this adds to my page.

I decided to add my photo, title and most of the embellishments in the centre row of hearts horizontally, this meant that most of the cut file was not covered up after spending so much time backing it! I placed my photo over to the left slightly and added just a few small embellishments on the left.

As there was a bit of room on the right of the photo, I added some larger embellishments here like the handmade fabric heart from Charm’s Creations, a die cut and the title too. I also tucked in a flair button right near the title that helps tell the story.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy creating!

GUEST DESIGNER | CLAIR RIGBY

Hello cut file lovers! It’s Clair back with you today, to share a summer layout with the Fun Plus Sun cut file. As we’ve been stuck at home for more than a little while, and unable to take a real summer holiday, I’ve been busy scrapbooking some older memories of Madeira. 

I love the Fun Plus Sun cut file and decided to combine it with the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed Collection. It’s a lovely collection, full of fresh colours, florals and fun elements and it’s the perfect fit for Cut To You.

I started with a reduced size cut file (about 8 inches wide) to work on my 9×12 layout and also reduced the size of my photograph from the usual 6×4 to 5 x 3.75. This helps to keep the smaller sized layout well balanced.

I then backed the cut file with some of the blue ombre paper from the Sunkissed Collection. I love how the colours emulate the colours of the sea in my photograph, so that the central elements of the layout fade from a dark blue to a sea green, and then back to dark blue. 

I used a lot of foam dots to lift the title and the photograph to add dimension. Then, as the title dominates the layout, I created some embellishment clusters with elements from the Sunkissed Collection to soften it a little, as well as lots of fussy cut flowers and some enamel dots, to break it up and add extra detail. 

Unfortunately, I lost my video of this one, but if you would like to see a video of my earlier layout for Cut To You, or subscribe for future videos, then I would love for you to follow me over on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! x

Sweet Girl|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Rose Garden Frame cut file.

I decided to have a play with my cut file this week. I didnt just back it. I decided to add ink and Nuvo Drops to the centers to pop up the demension and interest. I also backed part of the cut files with vellum for added interest. And then popped the whole thing up with foam tape.

Sometimes I like to keep my cut files simple and sometimes I like to have a play with them and add extra dimension and detail. It’s part of the reason that I love cutfiles,you can keep them simple or add lots of details- the choice is yours.This was one I really wanted to play with.

I added a bit of mixed media to my background and kept the design fairly simple so the photo and cut file pop! I have a process video showing all of the details and design choices. You can head over to my channel and check it out!

Which cut file do you think would be amazing with some added depth and dimension? Head over to the SHOP and take a peek!

Have A Lovely Day!

Together | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with another layout featuring a cut file from one of the releases earlier this year called Floral Mandala 2 which you can find here in the shop….

I decided to back the cut file with different patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘These Days’ collection, which I raised up with foam pads to add the dimension that I love!

As I was going to add the cut file to a white cardstock background I wanted some additional colour so that it popped from the background. I used some paints from my stash in coordinating blue and coral colours and applied them using the ‘packaging’ technique and then flicked lots of splatters with a paintbrush. I then stuck that to a frame of the woodgrain paper from the ‘These Days’ collection and stitched a border around the edge using white thread, subtle but adds texture and definition.

Once the cut file was stuck down I could add my photo which I mounted to one of the coordinating journaling cards and the scalloped edge frame ephemera.

I then added a couple of floral clusters either side of my photo.

A few fussy cut butterflies added at opposite corners helps draw the eye to the centre of the layout.

Finally the ‘together’ title from the Foam Title Stickers pack was added just below the photo. I did add my journaling but forgot to do it before I took the photo, but it is there!

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

GUEST DESIGNER | CLAIR RIGBY

Hello friends! It’s Clair here today and I’m thrilled to join Cut To You as a Guest Designer. As a scrapbooker, I often find that I have no idea what season I’m in – I’ll be scrapbooking spring photographs in late summer, just as I’m ordering my Christmas supplies! It can be a little confusing, so recently, I’ve decided to just work on what I want and, over the next few days, I have a little tour of the seasons to offer you! 

I’ll start with my favourite – spring – and I have the beautiful Spring Garden Title cut file to help me. This file combines my absolute favourite Cut To You elements – Titles and Florals! Is there anything better? 

For this file, I hauled out the collection that reminds me most of spring – the truly wonderful Bloom Street Collection from Paige Evans. It’s full of beautiful florals, leaves and softer colours that I knew would work well with the cut file. As my layouts are usually 9×12, I re-sized the cut file (to around 6.5 inches wide) so that it would sit centrally. I love how easy it is to resize the Cut To You files and how, even at the smaller sizes, there’s still lots of room to add a backing without it being really fiddly! 🙂

I used one patterned paper in the centre of each flower, as I felt this would ‘connect’ them all, then backed the remainder of each flower with a different paper from the collection. To finish the cut file, I chose a bolder colour as a ‘base’. 

I tucked a photograph of my little cat (we have two!) beneath some of the florals on the file, then added the cut file to my background. (You can see how I created this in the video on my YouTube Channel.)

To finish off the layout, I added lots of fussy cut florals, butterflies and leaves in little clusters. Then, added a ‘hello’ sticker from the Bloom Street Collection to complete my title. All done!

If you’ve not ‘met’ me before, I would love for you to visit me on Instagram, or on YouTube – and, of course, I’m usually found at the Cut To You HQ over on Facebook too! 

Clair

Vacation at last | Eucalyptus wreath *exclusive file | Petra de Vroege

Hi lovely CUTtoYou fans!

Today I’m sharing this layout with a brand new cut file design, the Eucalyptus wreath. This is an exclusive cut file you get access to when you become a member of the Cut of the month club. Each month exclusive design(s) for members only!

For this layout I cut the file twice. I backed them with different patterned papers and layered them on top of each other with a bit of an offset. This creates some depth, which I always love.

It is such a delicate, beautiful file! Everytime I work with a CUTtoYOU file, I say: this one I’m gonne use for different projects… and it’s no different with this one!

I can’t wait to see what the next exclusive will be the coming month! Also curious? Join us as a club member and get those machines rolling! Show us your projects in our Facebook group, and if you have any questions about the files or techniques, don’t hesitate to ask them in the group!

CU soon!

Xoxo
Petra

Do all things with love | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today to share my latest layout for CTY. To create my page I have used our Book Stack Cut File to scrap an older school photo of my girls.

I am playing along with this months CSI Challenges and have drawn from Case File #368 for inspiration for my page. I was inspired by the ‘school vibes’ of the case file, and also chose to draw on the pastel colours for inspiration.

I cut the file from white card stock and used a variety of patterned papers to back the spine and covers of the books. I then used some notebook paper to back the ‘pages’ of books, and I love that this gives the file a different texture, much like you see with real books. I added foam tape behind the patterned papers to pop the file up from the page.

I have focussed the design of my page on the bottom half of my layout, laying my photo over the edge of the cut file, and clustering and tucking embellishments around these two elements. I really feel like this keeps the focus on the story of the page, even without adding any journaling.

I really love how this came together, and as always am grateful that I get to play with these amazing Cut Files to tell our stories. Gwen has released some amazing bundle deals over in the shop, so if you have back to school photos to scrap, make sure you check them out.

Until next time, Big Loves,

Tam xo

CUT to YOU | “Chasing Rainbows” & Extra cutfiles | Chasing Rainbows | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends, Melinda here with you today sharing this super fun scrapbook layout!!

One cut file is VERY obvious and it’s the “Chasing Rainbows” cut file which features front and centre on this page!

However, I actually used bits from 2 other cut files as well!! Let’s start with those clouds in the background which came from the “Summer Builder” cut file set…

Which brings us to the final cut file and that GIANT rainbow in the background!! That came from the “Sunshine Rainbows” cut file.

I pulled out the Jen Hadfield “Reaching Out” collection for this and paired some Distress Oxide ink colours to go with it. Tattered Rose/Fossilized Amber/Bundled Sage/Faded Jeans for the rainbow. And Stormy Sky/Pumice Stone/Hickory Smoke for the clouds.

I used blending brushes to create my background after I cut paper stencils – with some not so great cardstock in my stash – with my cut files.

The “Chasing Rainbows” cut file was cut on white cardstock and backed using the “Reaching Out” 6×8 paper pad. I used these papers to “match” my distress oxide ink colours for the rainbow in the cut file and then the beautiful floral design for the words.

A few final touches, including some rainbow stitching and sequins and my page was done!!

I just love how this came together in the end and if you’d like to see my process hit that play button below!! I do hope that you enjoy!

As I finish up this post I wanted to make sure that you knew that there are now cut file bundles available in the store!! So super fun and a great way to “stock up” if you have something you love to work with!! Like in this “Rainbow Bundle“, this has to be my fave, of course!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that perhaps you’ve taken away some fun and different ideas on ways to use cut files other than simply backing them!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel

Together | Ali Skifton

Hello my crafty CTY friends! I am so ready for Fall and couldn’t wait to scrap our apple picking pictures with this amazing Geo Triangles cut file. I was so excited to use the new Cocoa Vanilla Collection, These Days that matched perfectly with the colors in our apple orchard photo.

I know some of these cut files can be intimidating on how to back them up, but just remember there is no right or wrong way to do it. Each one is a creation of its own. I started backing up the triangles going from top, left to right and working down. I love how this cut file displays all their lovely patterned papers in this collection.

I added foam tape to the back to give the layout some dimension. I also added flowers, stickers and a cute button that says Love you! What I love the most is when I matted the whole cut file with this beautiful soft paper. I love how it borders and frames the square cut file.

I hope you all enjoy this layout as much as I love that Fall is on it’s way! I am over this very hot, humid and dry summer. Bring on the apples, pumpkins, colors, leaves, caramel apples, everything Fall!

https://createdbygwen.com.au/product/geo-triangles-background-cut-file/

Happy Crafting my friends!

Love, Ali xoxo