New Years Fun | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Rachel back with you today with a fun celebration page to share.

I have used the Confetti Background cut file for the main focus of my page today. I cut it from white cardstock, then backed it with lots of different bright colours to create a real ‘party’ feel to the page.

I left some of the circles open, and backed the white cardstock with some black cardstock. I added some cardboard under the white cardstock to add some dimension to the black circles.

I added some blue watercolour around my page to break up the starkness of the white, and add another subtle colour to my page.

I haven’t added too many other embellishments to my busy page.

However I did add a Constellation Cluster cut file under my photo.

I cut it from white cardstock then painted the cut file gold to match my gold Thickers for my title and the gold tones in the background of my photo.

Have you created something using CUT TO YOU cut files?

We’d love to see them all in the CUT TO YOU HQ Facebook group.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Love The Change Of Seasons | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CTY friends, Melinda here with you today sharing my latest scrapbook page using one of my all time favourite CTY files!!

I have wanted to use this adorable squirrel for ages and FINALLY found just the right page! You can pick this little guy up here in the Autumn Page Builder or here in the Squirrel cut file. Either way, he is just adorable!!

As you can see I have used a big photo (this is A4 in size) and cut the squirrel to be the main feature. One of my favourite things about working with cut files is being able to dig into my stash and use whatever I please. Today I chose the Jillibean Soup “Bowl of Dreams” collection to choose my colours and went to backing my file.

As I was backing the file I was inspired to create a little shaker pocket with the acorn! Oh my, so cute! If you have never created a shaker pocket you can see the process in my video below and I will give a brief run down as well!

So, first up, you need to back the piece you want to be your shaker with something clear – think old packaging or acetate. Make sure that is stuck really well! Add foam tape all the way around the shape, making sure they are no gaps! If you have gaps your sequins will fall out! Then you add your sequins into the area/s you want them and seal the back. I have used a pink piece of patterned paper cut to size as I didn’t want the photo showing through. Easy peasy!

With my cut file all backed and my giant photo printed and in place it was a matter of adding a title and any embellishing I wanted. My title went directly onto my photo and I specifically chose this title to tie in with my journalling.

I really wanted that squirrel to be the main feature of the page so I didn’t add too much else except a tiny cluster by the title, my journalling and some gold and white ink splatters.

Oh, I almost forgot!! My very final touch was more of the same sequins scattered across the page. I just love how this turned out! I hope you have enjoyed my share with you today and am already planning my next page!! Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel

Bernii Grof | Traveller’s Notebook

Hi there, Bernii here with you today sharing not one but two travellers notebook spreads using the amazing Cut To You cut files. I LOVE all things TN’s and love that Gwen has created cut files that allow us scrappers to add that something a little bit extra into our inserts. So let me how you the first spread that I have created.

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If you love this cut file as much as I do then you can grab the cut file from HERE.

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Ok let me show you the second travellers notebook spread that I have created with another of the amazing cut files. I love these word cut files as they take away the stress of creating a title. In fact the title is what inspired this spread.

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If you love this cut file as much as I do you can grab this cut file from HERE.

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 I hope that you find some inspiration today and consider playing around with some cut files in your travellers notebook.

Till next time

Much love

Bernii xx

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Hello Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey CTY lovelies,

I’m up on the blog today sharing my latest layout for CUT to YOU featuring one of our latest June Cut Files ‘Rainbow Skies

This Cut File is simple and sweet, so I didn’t want to do too much to overwhelm or over power it. As such, I started by cutting the File from white cardstock. While I was doing this I realised some of the clouds were going to come out whole, so I popped them aside to maybe use later.

I chose a soft blue ombré background paper, which I felt gave the impression of the sky, and I decided at this point not to back the majority of the file. The exception to this was the rainbow and the sun, which allowed me to bring in some bright pops of colour.

I adhered the Cut File directly to the Background, and then added the whole clouds back in, popping them up with 3D foam.

The popped up clouds then guided the placement of the title, photos and embellishments. I placed the title under the gorgeous little rainbow and my photo stack under the sun.

I tucked a few bright little embellishments around my photo and nestled amongst the clouds, and that was page done. Super simple and super sweet!

Make sure you’re hanging out with us over at CUT to YOU HQ, there are lots of fab ladies sharing their beautiful layouts of late and we’d love to see yours!

Thanks for stopping by.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

grammy, gunnar pooped- Raechelle Bellus

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Hello! Sometime we hold onto photos for the “perfect” papers, embellishments, cut files, etc. as was the case for these photos. I have been holding onto them for a year now, and when I saw this cute Speech Bubble cut file, it was excatly what I needed to scrap these photos of my sweet granddaughter. She was always on top of when our dog did his business and I wanted to scrap this memory for her. 🙂

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To create the white on white inlay look, I used my Silhouette to cut the file and then added some adhesive to the back to keep it together. I then backed each bubble with a different patterned paper.

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Adding some floral die cuts to most of the bubbles was an easy way to complete the layout without overwhelming the photos.

I added a few stictched “x’s” and a couple of ink splatterings to add more dimension.

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We love to see what you’re creating with these awesome cut files so don’t forget to share your projects on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

 

 

SPECIAL | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share, this one featuring the current Newsletter FREEBIE cut file ‘Floral Banner’.  If you aren’t aware, there is a newsletter sign up pop up when you visit the website which you can pop your email address into.  They send around 2 emails per month and every email sent includes a free design!  So worth checking out, if you are into fab digital cut files for FREE 🙂  Now, onto my page!  I started with this sweet photo of Miss C and her Daddy taken a few years back and the ‘Breathe’ collection by Kaisercraft.

 

To create the page, I cut the design out twice, once in white and once in Navy Blue cardstock.  At this point, I wasn’t sure which colour I was going to use for my page and wanted some options!

I then went about backing the navy cut file with a variety of pattern papers from the collection.  I also pulled out the smallest scrap of Apricot pattern paper from my stash and some vellum for the leaves.  I then added some foam behind the file and placed onto my page.

At this point, I was not really loving the Navy, it felt a bit ‘heavy’ for the photo and my idea for the page.  So, I positioned the white version of the cut file over the top.  When placed directly over the top, it was all a bit too ‘white’ and ‘washed out’ but when I offset it a little, you could see some of the Navy which I loved.

Now that I was happy with how the cut file layers were looking, I then set about positioning my photo.  I had just enough of the apricot pattern paper to back it and stitched around the edge.  I positioned it slightly to the left-hand side of the banner.

It was now time to play with the embellishments from the collection.  I pulled elements from the sticker book as well as the die cut ephemera pack, starting with what ends up as my title for the page the ‘Special’ element.  I positioned that to the right of my photo and then built the clusters of elements from there.

I’ve just pulled the things that fit with my photo and capturing this sweet moment between my daughter and her daddy.  I have added some of the elements with 3D foam tape for dimension and interest and just kept playing around with everything until I was happy and then glued down.

I’m really happy with how this turned out and love the Navy, Apricot and White colour scheme.  It feels a little out of my comfort zone but still very me, I’ll definitely be making a couple more pages with this elegant collection and I just love the bold statement the cut file has made and how simply it has helped me put the page together.

You can see the latest designs from CUT to YOU here, there are over 200 designs now to choose from, so you might want to grab a cuppa 🙂

Until next time,

Autumn In The Garden | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel back with you today

sharing my layout inspired by this month’s

challenge at Scrap The Girls.

I have used the Floral Frame 01 cut file for my layout today.

I cut the file with my Silhouette from white cardstock.

I then painted the flowers, leaves and the frame.

I kept the large flowers white, then backed them with orange papers.

I added some papers under my photo, and some raw

chipboard leaves and flowers to add layers to my ‘garden’.

Make sure you check out the challenge at Scrap The Girls.

Today is the last day to get your entries in, to have a chance to

win some gorgeous CUT TO YOU cut files.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Let’s Get Crafty | Melinda Sweetman

Hello fellow CTY friends, Melinda here with you today sharing my latest DT project with you! Yep, I said project and not page again!

I actually created this a little while ago as a gift but couldn’t share it until this month as the cut file was one of the fantastic freebies Gwen offered for iNSD! Did you manage to snag yourself this cut file for free? If not head over here to the Etsy store and you buy it now!

This is the project I created and it is actually in a frame by Ikea called “Ribba”. The inside dimension of the frame is about 9″ square and I thought the perfect size for an OTP project that wasn’t ginormous or too heavy!

I started by cutting the title and the scissors on some smooth white cardstock keeping in mind the limitations of the inside of the frame.

I decided to back the whole title with some vellum, except for the heart in the middle of the ‘A’ as I had come up with an idea for the background that did not involve any mixed media lol The person this was gifted to is a (very talented!!) quilter so I used her craft to inspire my background for this!

I have pulled out an older 6×6 paper pad by Shimelle and cut a heap of 1″ squares to create my background. Without much rhyme or reason, other than not having 2 of the same pattern next to each other, I randomly stuck down the squares to form a kind of quilt like pattern onto some cardstock. To really go with that idea of quilting I also used my sewing machine and did a zig zag stitch on every line, both horizontally and vertically.

With the main part of my design good to go I got to work on my scissors! I’ve used the same pink from the heart in the ‘A’ to back the handles. (cause who wouldn’t love a pair of pink handled scissors?!)

Next I have created my own holographic paper for the blades. This was really easy to do with my Minc machine and the Minc mist! I simply painted some of the mist onto some scrap paper, let that dry thoroughly and then ran my scraps through my Minc with the holographic foil and voila!! I love how these scissors came out!

Time to put it all together! I used foam adhesive around the whole title and also behind the scissors and then used my wet adhesive to stick it all to my “quilted” back ground.

I have recorded my process for this as well so I do hope you enjoy!

This was a super fun project to create and it would be so easy to replicate! And using different papers you would get a completely different look so next time you have a gift to give, maybe you could think a little outside the norm!

I hope you have enjoyed and I shall see you next month my next share!
Happy scrapping!
Melinda
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Art . Bernii Grof

Hello Cut To You family, Bernii here with you today to share a layout using the gorgeous All Around Floral Background cut file which you can spot in the store HERE. I have even manged to create a process video which you can check out HERE over on my channel.

 

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I just love anything floral and this cut file seemed the perfect fit for this layout featuring my daughter and her friend at an art class together. It reminded me of the flowers that the girls painted in their pictures . I cut two of these cut files out to create the layout as I wanted it to spread out towards the two corners of the layout.

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I used an older collection from Illustrated Faith as it added the right pops of colour that I needed to help make these pictures pop.

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I love how this layout turned out and if you wanted to check out my process video don’t forget you can check it out HERE.

Till next time

Much love

Bernii xx

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Our Crazy Amazing Beautiful Girl | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY Friends!!

I’m up on the blog today and feeling like one very lucky lady! I just spent the weekend at a beautiful retreat with our awesome boss lady, Gwen! It was great to catch up and chat and brainstorm brilliant future plans for CUT to YOU! So much fun stuff coming up!I each of the frames and flowers using patterned paper and washi tape.

My share on the blog today is featuring one of the new May Cut Files from CTY. This one is called the Frames Background and I have cut it out using black card stock.

When I was cutting this File, I paid close attention to the size of the main frame, so that I could be sure it would fit a 4×6 photo, as I already had my photo printed.

I backed each of the frames and flowers using patterned paper and washi tape, leaving some spots open. I used a paper range that had the look of tiles, as I liked how this looked in the squares. I then added foam tape all over the back of the filled Cut File to pop it up off the background.

In order to increase the impact of the Cut File against the busy mixed media background, I have gone around the frames using a white gel pen, and smudged some white gesso around the edges of the frames and flowers.

I am super happy with how this page turned out, and feel like it a great example of my girly grunge style. Cutting the File out in black card stock was a great jumping off point for this.

Thanks for stopping by, I can’t wait to be back with you soon to share some of the layouts I made at retreat!

Big Loves,

Tam xo