Memories | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! Marie up on the blog today sharing this awesome layout using the new Boho Circles Cutfile which you can find here. It is one of the new release files which you can find here.

The circles made me think of this cute photograph of my son when we were on holiday and hired a picnic boat for the day and travelled up and down the Norfolk Broads. I have used the Pink Paislee ‘Truly Grateful’ collection (along with a few other bits from my stash). I chose a dark coloured background (not something I usually do) and I love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was cut the cut file on my Cricut from white cardstock. I then stuck it straight to the cardstock. I decided not to back my cut file as I felt it stood out so well on the dark background so well! For a little more interest, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the page. I then matted my photo on white and then on some of the lovely bird paper, added some dimensional foam and stuck it down.

I then began embellishing. I mainly used ephemera from the ‘Truly Grateful’ collection for this and also some fussy-cut foliage from one of the 12×12 sheets in the collection.

The title ‘Memories’ was from my stash (PinkFresh Studio I think) which matched the other greens I had used perfectly.

I tucked lots of different pieces of ephemera in different places around the photo and also added some puffy phrases and stickers to add further interest. Some were glued down and some were placed on foam pads to add a bit of depth.

You’ll find a process video on my channel if you’d like to watch how it all came together!

Remember to check out all the awesome new releases in the shop! And also take a look at the new ‘Kit to You‘ too!

Until next time, keep on creating!

Marie x

Life is Short…… Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY crafty friends, Happy 2020 to you all!

I have created this layout which was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File 306. I was inspired by the image and birthday cake. CSI Challenge Blog here if you would like enter and simply see all the lovely DT inspiration they have on show.

This is the fab cut file I have used, Life is short, eat the cake !IMG_2745

I used the gorgeous Crate Paper Hooray collection. Firstly I cut the phrase is a silver glitter flocked paper, subtle but stops the blocked words from getting lost on my white background page.

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I then chose a patterned paper to add my letter, some I added with foam tape and others I left, this adds dimension and visual interest.

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I added my square photo, which I added a narrow blue border around and foam tape centre of the sentiment cut file above. Then it was just a matter of embellishing (which is always the fun part right!)

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Don’t be afraid to put embellishments over large title words, as I have done here by adding the cute cat, it adds to the visual interest and draws your eye.

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I chose embellishments in keeping with the birthday theme and using them as my sub titles.

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Page builder cut files such as this one, really make it easy to create a gorgeous layout.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you grab this cut file from the shop.

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Be Still | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle Gallant here today with my first layout as a CUT To YOU design team member! Did you all get a chance to see the blog post yesterday? If not go take a peek! CUT To YOU will be releasing cut file scrapbooking kits KIT To YOU every month. I will be working with these exclusive cut files to show you that these files can also be used to create something different than what’s in the kit. They each include an exclusive cut file, full step x step instructions, product list including recommended substitutes so you can shop your stash AND a sketch! Fun right? This month I’m working with the ‘Roses and Wreath‘ Kit.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love florals. Especially floral cut files. Look at the gorgeous one in this month’s kit!

I love backing cut files with pretty pattern paper. For this layout I used the She’s Magic collection from Dear Lizzy. I also used a flair button from A Flair For Buttons.

I also added some stitching under the flowers to create the circle of the wreath.

When you have a beautiful cut file like this you really don’t have to do much to your layout. The cut file did all the work!

Make you pop over to the shop here, and get your hands on the new KIT to YOU scrapbook kits! Thanks for stopping by! You can also see more info about what’s in the kit here.


Introducing… KIT TO YOU

Hey Creatives,

Gwen on the blog today for a very special share…a project that has been on my mind for some time now, in fact, I registered the domain more than a year ago!! I have been quietly working away in the background on this and I’m so excited that the day is FINALLY here!

Love creating but not sure where to start? New to working with cut files? Need a little direction or inspiration to get the most out of your creative time?

Are you going on retreat and looking for an ‘all in one’ project to work on?… I sure can help.

At KITtoYOU you will find unique Scrapbooking Kits for all kinds of Cut File lovers. Available as Digital downloads OR as Custom Cut files shipped Internationally. Each kit includes an EXCLUSIVE cut file only available as part of the kit and so much more!

What’s in my Kit?

Our kits start with a professionally designed Scrapbook layout with the focus on your precious photos and include the following:

  • High-quality images including several close-ups so you can really see the details in the page.
  • Easy to follow Step x Step instructions with FULL measurements… no more guessing placement based on the photo.
  • A unique sketch for the layout design. Use it as a template for making similar designs with your stash.
  • Full product list including brand and paper names, embellishment details for EVERY element.
  • Suggested substitutes for shopping your stash; use what you have!
  • Exclusive cut file designs in JPG and PNG format in a .zip file – Also available CUSTOM CUT version for those without electronic die-cutting machines.
  • Multipage colour PDF with everything you need to know.
  • Access to our creative community if you need any help!

Available right now in the CUT to YOU store! For more info be sure to visit www.kittoyou.com.au or send me a message, I’d be more than happy to help.

Beside the Seaside | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Cut to You DT and I am super excited to be here! I live in the UK so after a festive December and lots of cold, winter photos I have gone for something completely different and have embraced summer! I used the Urchin Background cut file which was perfect to go with this cute photo of my nephew at the seaside.

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I cut the Urchin background from patterned paper and before sticking it down I traced the flower centre of each sea urchin onto patterned papers and cut each of them out.

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Then I stuck the Urchin background directly to white card only using glue in the centre of each of the sea urchins so that I could curl the edges to create some dimension. I trimmed the parts of the cut file that were just off the edge of the white card at the top and left of the layout.

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To add detail to each sea urchin I added the paper flowers to the centre and then decorated each with a puffy sticker.

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I then added my photo which I mounted onto some of the matching patterned papers, and finished with a title following the edge of the sea urchin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the Cut to You shop to check out all the other fab cut files and I’ll see you later in the month for another layout!

Happy Scrapping!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today, I hope you have all had time to be creative this weekend. I’m here with a new share, a sweet page that features my daughter on her 10th birthday.  I’ve been meaning to scrap this one for a while now so when I saw the latest CSI Challenge number 306, it was like it was meant to be!

If you don’t know, CUT to YOU is a Prime sponsor for the CSI Scrapbook Challenge this year! We are teaming up with the fab girls over there to get you inspired and help you win FREE CUT FILES! Yep, every month this year you could win yourself some CUT to YOU digital files along with lots of other wonderful prizes, so be sure to pop by and check out the challenges. There really is something for everyone and I for one, LOVE them!

Now, onto the layout…. As soon as I saw this Case, I immediately thought of the ‘Wedding Cake‘ cut file with its floral elements and details. I cut it on white cardstock and then backed it with some pretty paper scraps. Most of these are from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper, some are also from Felicity Jane. I mixed and matched what I had and just kept in mind the soft tones featured in the Casefile.

With my cut file-backed, I positioned it right in the centre of the page… for this design, I just wanted to work from the centre outward and had planned to keep things pretty simple so I didn’t even mount it. Next up, I backed my photo with some pretty lemon cardstock and then had a think about my title. I’ve mentioned a few times before, I feel like once I have my cut file element, photo and title positions locked in, the rest of the page comes together really quickly.

For my title, I’ve mixed some Simple Stories alphabet stickers with some Thickers from my stash and a cute little puffy sticker from Paige Evans and really just played with their position (along with the position of the photo) until I was happy.

From there, it really was just about adding some extra elements to the page. I didn’t want to add too much, I didn’t want to cover up my pretty cut file and all that work I had done to back it. I pulled out some floral elements and a cute little butterfly from the depths of my stash as well as a cute paper bow, some sequins and enamel dots and called the page complete.

I love how this sweet page came together, so I hope it inspires you in some way and you get a chance to play along with the Case over at CSI. As always, I really do love seeing what you make so please keep sharing your projects with me!

Until next time,

Bloom Little One/Sara Scraps

Hello Creative Friends! Sara with you today to share my first layout of the decade and of the new design team term. Huge shout out to Gwen for letting me stay on! But enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff!

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I decided to share with you a layout idea for those  who may scrapbook in multiple sizes. I am guilty of this..I scrapbook in all.the.sizes! I cut my chosen cut file in a 12X12 size and then created an 81/2X11 layout. I used the Leaf Sprigs cut file  and then I trimmed it as I created the layout- yep, you can totally cut up your files!

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Backing the cut file with one patterned paper was an easy way to provide color and to help me to create a customized background for my layout.

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I paired the cut file with lots of embellishments from the Unforgettable collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

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I love how my layout turned out and a great way to showcase how to use a cut file for any size project!

You can see more details in my You Tube process video-

Have A Lovely Day!

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Family is Forever | Melinda Sweetman

Hello to all of you lovely scrappy CUT to YOU friends and thanks for joining me on the blog for my first post for 2020!! I’m really excited to share my page with you today!

I have used the “Family is Forever” cut file for this page and used it as the main feature and oh boy, do I love how this came together!

I wanted to jazz up my cutfile and since plan a didn’t work (epic fail thanks to user error lol) I got messy!

I’ve cut the title on smooth white cardstock and then added a quick, not perfectly applied coat of gold water colour paint. (I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi #91). Once the water colour was completely dry I added some of the super fun and sparkly Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal with a paint brush and then my finger right on top of the gold water colour. The paste adds so much sparkle and texture and I just love how it looks IRL!

When that was completely dry I backed all of the letters with some pattern papers from the Kringle & Co collection by Photoplay Paper and then popped the whole title up on some foam.

The 2 photos on this layout are from Christmas morning and are our annual Christmas Family photos. It’s funny, after forgetting to get someone else to take a family photo on Christmas Day a couple of years running it’s now become tradition to take a family selfie after presents and everyone is dressed so that way I get at least one photo!! And I love this years ones!

With my main elements decided and ready to go I quickly added a couple of fun layers to my grey cardstock background. Next I added some gold stitching to the card stock and also my photos and then mounted that all onto another of the papers from this collection.

The only additional embellishments I added were the Candy Cane by Annabellish and the little row of hearts I had in a bowl on my desk. I added in a couple of quick sentences for my journalling and my page was done!

If you’d like to see my whole process just hit play on the video below and I do hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing you are safe and that you can squeeze in a little crafty time for you! Until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda

Life is short eat the cake| Tamara Buckler

Hello beautiful people!

So happy to be back with you to share my first page for 2020! Today I am playing along with our good friends over at CSI Scrapbook challenges, using Case File No. 306.

I have used the fabulous ‘Life is short, eat the cake’ Cut File, which you can find in the store in the Celebrations and Fun category.

The inspiration from CSI was all about birthdays and birthday cake and this Cut File worked perfectly!

I treated the Cut File fairly simply, just backing the block words with some red patterned paper and then mounting on foam tape, but I think that this has given the File so much impact on a very busy page.

The white cardstock against the red paper just pops!!

I was then able to tuck my photos and embellishments around the Cut File without having to cover any of the File! Love how this worked out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year season! Make sure you pop over to our shop to grab some of our new January goodies! I can’t wait to be share more with you in this new year!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Family is Forever | Marie Hirst

Happy New Year Everyone! I’m so happy to be back for another term with CUT to YOU to work with more of the awesomeness that is cut files!

For this layout I used two CUT to YOU cut files and used my Cricut software to weld them together to make one single cut file. (If you’d like more information about how I did this, just let me know!). Both of these cut files are now available in the shop or click directly on these links to find them: Family is Forever and Floral Edge.

After manipulating the file and cutting it from white cardstock, I then backed it using a variety of pink-toned Christmas papers from my stash. I placed lots of dimensional foam on the back of the cut file too so that it would stand proud of the page just a little (and allow me to tuck other bits in behind!)

I backed all of the letters but only some of the flowers and leaves – I like the effect of having some of them left as they are. I used a sheet of grey snow-effect paper as my background.

I then added some die-cut foliage in various places using the same papers. I also added a few pink enamel dots and some silver thread for a little bit of sparkle.

I also added some more detail by running the layout through my sewing machine and doing some straight and zigzag stitching around the edge.

The photograph, which is of my little family on Christmas Day, was matted on the same papers – I do like a bit of coordination!

If you’d like to watch how it all came together, there’s a process video on my channel here:

Thanks so much for stopping by and dont forget to check out some of the other awesome new releases in the shop!

Marie x