Family Memories/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a family layout! I’m using the Faceted Squares cut file- and turning it on its side.

Cut files are one of those scrapbooking embellishments that you can turn and adapt in soo many fun ways! I simply took this diamond shape, cut it, then flipped it to a square to give my photo a colorful mat.

That one little easy step gives the cut file a completely different look! Its like getting two cut files for the price of one!

Now let’s talk about color…

I used blending brushes to add a light wash of ink to the cut file. You can still see lots of white comng through and a touch of brown ink deepened the colors and helped to match my papers and embellishments perfectly!

I always find using a dark background on a layout to be a bit tricky…you don’t want the whole layout to be dark. I find that some white splatter is just the trick to help lighten everything up.And for this layout, I found the cut file helped too- giving the layout some contrast and lightening up the whole layout!

Next time you are in your scrapping area, I challenge you to try a dark background and brighten it up with a fun cut file – maybe even try rotating your favorite cut file from the SHOP and see what kinds of new, fun desgins you can create with a simple turn!

I have a proces video up on my channel as well with more tips and tricks too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Homemade Happiness | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with my second layout for the month and this time I used two of the fab new May cut files… called ‘Homemade Happiness’ and ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ that are available now in the CUT to YOU shop! Now I don’t bake normally and am not a fancy cook but during lockdown I have been trying out new recipes and decided I needed to bake my husband’s favourite chocolate flapjacks! Nothing fancy but a big deal for me as I just wouldn’t normally do it…. so they had to make it onto a layout and these cut files where just perfect!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HomemadeHappiness_layoutB_May2020v2_withfooter

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I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection as I love the colours but better still there was a cute little bakery shop in the ephemera pack which was perfect to go with the two baking themed cut files!

For my background I picked a pretty yellow gingham patterned paper, then cut a curved strip from the top and bottom of the layout. I distressed the cut edges then backed the top and bottom with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file title.

I cut the ‘Homemade Happiness’ cut file title twice, from one of the patterned papers and from white cardstock as I wanted to combine the two. I filled in the ‘HAPPINESS’ letters with the ones I cut from the white cardstock, this helped it stand out more against my yellow gingham check background. I stuck it down with foam pads as wanted to add some dimension.

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Then I cut the ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ oven glove also from white cardstock and backed it with a pretty floral patterned paper. I attached it straight to the background but only in the centre as I curved the edges of the oven glove for more dimension. Then I added a small wooden enamel button to make it look like the oven glove was hung on it.

 

 

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To finish off I added three small photos that I backed with a coordinating patterned paper, these are stuck down flat on the bottom edge and raised on foam pads at the top edges.

I finished off with some cute ephemera, puffy stickers and enamel dots to the right of my photos, and as a cluster at the bottom of the layout… love the little bakery!

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To see more of the fab new releases don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop  and if you haven’t already then come and join in with the inspiration and chat over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

The Best Days | Tamara Buckler

Hey Guys,

I’m here today to share with you a layout featuring one of the awesome Cut Files from our Home Bodies collection.

I am really super proud of how positive we have kept the vibe over at Cut to You HQ, and I love that our Home Bodies range has really focussed on the good things that have come out of the difficult time that has been Covid 19.

I chose to scrap a photo of my daughters having a picnic in the park at the end of our street. We are very lucky to live in a small village, so my kids have been able to get around outside without too much worry. I have loved how this time together has shifted and changed their relationship, particularly as my youngest takes her first steps into tween-hood.

I have cut the Best Days Cut File from white card stock and backed it with a gorgeous coloured paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. I then popped it up on foam, and adhered it to my patterned paper layer, overlapping the bottom of my photo slightly.

I really love how bright and fun this layout turned out, and I really hope that down the track it reminds my girls that they did have some fun during the Covid lock down!

Hope you are all safe and well!

Big loves, Tam xo

My Disney Castle | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to check out my latest creation!

As you can see I have used the super fun “Diamonds” cut file which you can find in the store over here!

Better yet, it’s FOILED!!! I cut this file on smooth white card stock as I knew that would give the best results when I ran it through the Minc. While the cut file was still on the sticky mat I used my Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Mist and a silicone spatula to apply a smooth-ish, even coat over the whole thing. After it was completely dry I ran it through my Minc using some HOLOGRAPHIC foil!! Love, love, love!!

I chose the collections I wanted to create with before I chose my photo.
My back ground paper came from Bloom Street by Paige Evans. Then I used mostly Sparkle City by Shimelle for embellishments and to back most of the diamonds. The white paper with the rainbow raindrops came from the Bloom Street collection.

With the cut file backed and my back ground paper chosen it really was time to decide what I was going to scrapbook lol I ended up with a photo of my BIG Disney Castle LEGO set on it’s shelf in my craft room printed at about 3″x4″. And then the title. Simple and to the point! I really didn’t want to cover up too much of that fun cut file!!

With my photo and title selected and placed I added a few small embellishments. There is a rub-on, a journalling die cut and some stickers from the Sparkle City collection. My journalling was added with a grey pen and a few small silver splatters.

I really love how this page came together and am so happy that I was able to have so much of that fun, foiled cut file on display! I do have a process video for you below and I hope you enjoy!

You can find this cut file here in the store and a tonne of other back ground cut files here in the store. And, of course, the newest release (so fun!!) can be found here! Happy shopping! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again next month with my next share!

Happy scrapping!
Melinda

beautiful | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Hearts-on-Strings cut file, one of the fabulous new May releases. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this fun and whimsical cutfile.

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I created a mixed media background to pull in some more of the richer pink color similar to the flowers.

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Keeping a repetitive and fun mixture of patterned paper behind the hearts keeps the eye moving across the page.

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Some large fussu cut flowers and butterflies add to the whimsy of this super fun cut file!

Have you checked out the CUT to YOU HQ facebook page? We’d love to see what you are creating. 🙂

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Karantén kifli | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, Piroska is here today with my latest layout. I think all of us were faced – during the times of the lockdown – with many photos of people making bread at home. I also tried to make sourdough, but I failed… So I tried to make kifli instead of bread (fortunately I got some yeast and flour at the shop), and I can say, it was a big success because it is soooo delicious! My family said from now on we won’t go to the bakery anymore, even if the lockdowns are over! 😀 (Maybe it was a bad idea of me?? ;-P )

Kifli is one of the most popular bakery goods in Hungary, it is often eaten as a sandwich. The first kifli (Kipfel) was made in Wienna (Austria) in the 16th century. Its shape refers to the victory over the Ottoman sultan and his troops, who wanted to occupy Wienna (and Europe). If you are interested in the recipe, I’m going to share it at the end of my post.

Having such memories I was very happy to find the Bakers Gonna Bake cut file among the May Release. I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock and backed it with one big sheet of patterned paper and handstiched the edges. They look like the real oven gloves, don’t they?

I mainly used the Abril collection of Lora Bailora, with some embellishments of the Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story collection.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout of your home-bakery memories 😉 And for those of you who would like to try it, here is the recipe:

The recipe: 25g fresh yeast (mix with 1 tbs sugar, 150 ml milk and let it stay for about 10 minutes at a warm place), 350g flour (or 250g whole wheat flour + 100g flour), 100ml milk, 25g butter (melted), salt. Just mix everything to get a dough that is good to knead. Cut the dough in half, and roll the one half to a 5mm thick circle (on a floured surface). Cut it into four, you get 4 “triangles”. Starting at the widest side, roll them up and bend a bit to look like a crescent moon. Make it with the other half dough, and you get 8 kiflis in the end. Before putting it into the owen (200°C, appr. 20 minutes), spread a little milk on them to get crispy.

Hello Blue Skies | Marie Hirst

Hey there CUT to YOU friends! It’s Marie here with my latest share!

I wanted to try something a bit different this time so chose the Triangle Pinwheel Background Cutfile.

I started by cutting it from white cardstock around 10 inches across but then decided not to back it (which is something quite different for me!) I wanted to use the file as a background feature to add some subtle texture so I just glued it down as it was!

I decided to pair the cutfile with some papers from Pinkfresh Studio’s Super Cool range as the green was a perfect match to my son’s jumper! I used the grey striped paper as my background paper and then fussy cut some of the polaroid frames to create a banner across the page.

I added adhesive foam behind the polaroid frames and photo and added some Cardstock stickers to embellish, tucking them in in different places.

I used an acrylic title in a light blue to match the layout and then added a few black splatters to break up the white space.

I love how this turned out and I loved using the cut file to add subtle detail.

There are lots more cut files like this in the shop, so be sure to check them out here.

Until next time, stay safe scrappy friends,

Marie x

It’s the Little Things | Rachel Lowe

 

Hello everyone today I have a simple but classic layout to share with you using the beautiful Rose Bud Wreath cut file.

XRoseBudI have used Kaiser Craft Amethyst collection (and I apologise if my white base cardstock looks like it has a blue tinge, purple is such a difficult colour to photograph if you are using a white base paper).UntitledI cut the Rose Bud wreath at 10×10 inches. I used wet glue to attach and once dry I added a row of machine stitching on the circle part of the wreath. Put your machine stitching speed to it’s lowest and sewing on thin paper pieces like this are easier. So my rose bud did not look flat, (once I have used the release compound function to pull out the rose petals) I attached with foam tape to raise them, I also did the same with the leaves. It really is worth the time for the effect!CECE32CD-5CDB-4C2E-A157-2D6C17BFEF3A

498E4D34-6D5D-49B6-ABF8-EE5E42BB08A5I added a border strip to the top and bottom of my page to create a stark contrast to the white and finished off by adding a row of tiny adhesive pearls. I fussy cut some butterflies and attached with foam tape following the flow of the wreath.0F7E3518-4C38-4571-922C-C2BE1651DD1CI added my photo using an insta frame die cut, but these are so easy to create yourself. I again added with foam tape so I could add a floral bunch behind the frame and finished off with a sub title ‘happiness’ die cut.48640132-9B22-4CCD-B6DE-C26E08DEAE1ELastly I added another phrase sentiment and pretty butterfly. I went back and added some lilac NUVO pearl drop to the wings of the butterflies which tie in with the small pearls on the border strips.68565EA8-14F9-43B5-827A-3775D766CB34I love this Rose Bud Wreath, it is so classic! We have lots of florals in the shop if you love this look as much as I do.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are all safe and well.

 

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Sunny & Bright | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share with a Kit To You cut file. When I cut out this file, I had planned on doing a boy layout but it was so pretty with these papers my whole planned changed within minutes!

This was such a simple way to use a cut file. I just used the pattern paper as is and glued it to the back. I usually would have cut out every piece with different papers but I really like how the striped paper looked.

This cut file is very versatile. It could be used for any type of layout. I’m going to use it again for a Christmas layout!

This was a quick and easy way to use a cut file. I then just needed to add some embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I’m here with a layout using one of the fab new May cut file releases, this one is called ‘All You Need is Love’ and is available over in the CUT to YOU shop. This is a very girly layout and I went for lots of pretty colours, layered flowers and cute little icons!

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I often cut out my cut files from white cardstock but decided to mix it up and go with one of the patterned papers in the Echo Park ‘All Girl’ collection. I then backed each line of the cut file with a coordinating patterned paper.

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For the base of the layout I used a raspberry coloured patterned paper that I attached to a frame (which was from the same patterned paper as the cut file). I stitched around all four sides and distressed the edges and then I watered down some white paint and added lots of splatters to the background. Now I stuck down the cut file which I mounted on foam pads to add dimension.

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I used just the one square photo that I mounted with a few of the patterned papers then stuck that to the layout using foam pads… I do love adding dimension!

Then it was time to add some embellishments, now I only have the matching sticker sheet with this collection so made some of my own layered flowers using different size punches and patterned papers. 

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Then I tucked in some cute little stickers, a fussy cut rainbow and some pretty pastel acrylic hearts to finish off. I added my journaling along the bottom of the layout and didn’t bother with a title as I think the fab cut file says everything!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Why don’t you pop  on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see the rest of the fab new May releases… and if you haven’t already come and join the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group for more inspiration and chat!

Happy scrapping and stay safe!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin