Everyday is an Adventure | Kelly Pyron

Happy New Year Friends! I am so excited to share my first project for 2021! I chose the “Everyday is an Adventure” cut file from the shop, as my title piece for a layout of my precious grandlove, Emery.

I am documenting her first day back to “physical” school, as opposed to “virtual” school in 2020. I thought the title was appropriate because, we never really know whats going to happen from day to day, lately. For instance, it was only a few weeks into the school year that she had to go back to virtual learning.

I used products from several different Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper collections to embellish my page and back my cut-file. I love to use 6X6 Paper Pads for backing cut-files because the scale of the patterns is smaller and works great for smaller areas, (i.e, within a letter)

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by! If you would like to see the layout come together, click the link below. I wish you a very blessed New Year with many happy memories and adventures to document!

Our Sweet Little Family | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am delighted to be here with you for another term with the CUT to YOU Design Team. Today I am sharing with you how I created this sweet little layout.

Late last year we had a little family photo shoot with a local photographer and got some truly gorgeous snapshots of our family from it. I knew that the Our Sweet Little Family Cut File would be perfect to document this photo of us all together.

I started off backing the cut file with some coordinating patterned papers. One of the patterned papers had a gold foil polka dot so I really played on that element by backing a few of the hearts with a gold foil paper. I love how shiny and beautiful it looked.

I created some soft and simple layers behind my photo with patterned papers from the same collection. My photo was adhered directly to the background with the cut file on some foam adhesive, layered slightly over the top of the photo.

Working with a diagonal design, I kept my embellishing pretty simple. I used some large floral elements fussy cut from a patterned paper, and a few sweet little coordinating die cut pieces to create small clusters that draws the eye from the top left down to the bottom right of the page. My short and sweet journalling slotted in perfectly just below my photo, reinforcing the diagonal flow of my layout design.

To finish off I added some Nuvo drops scattered around the page and some controlled splattering of gold ink to tie in the gold foil used to back the cut file.

If you’d like to see how this layout came together in more detail, I’d love for you to head over to my YouTube video and let me know what you think.

Hello Sunshine| Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!! Let’s hope 2021 is better than 2020!

Today I am sharing a fun Summery scrapbook layout featuring the awesome Hello Sunshine title cut file!

     The Hello Sunshine title cut file

I started by cutting the design from white cardstock and chose 3 different patterned papers from the Hello Summer collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio to back the sun and words with. I knew I wanted to back the sun with the awesome yellow sunburst paper, I then chose 2 other contrasting papers.

Once it was all backed….yes this does take some time….I added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered the whole piece to another patterned paper in the Hello Summer collection that I chose as my background paper. I love the shadows and dimension this gives to my layout.

I love title cut files like this one where the design of your page is decided for you! The obvious place to adhere my photo was at the top of the cut file, I layered a patterned paper underneath and also added a kite die-cut here.

Another thing I love to do is to layer embellishments over the top of cut files. I like how this draws your eye to certain parts of my page and helps tell the story. You can see I have added a flair button and a wood veneer piece to the ‘O’ in ‘Hello’. I also added a few things to the sun shape and a phrase die-cut piece on top of the word ‘Sunshine’.

A few more embellishments were added around the cut file design including another flair button, accessory stickers, enamel hearts and some floral die-cuts.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you are inspired in some way?! Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut file designs to suit any project!

Happy creating!

Stay Cozy | Winter Page Builder | Josefine

Hi Paper lovers!

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s Josefine here with my first scrapbook layout for the Cut to You blog. I am so excited this new year! I wish everyone a healty and fantastic year, that we can go back to normal and that we can hug each other again! With this layout I look back to the winter memories in 2010….

I made a 12×12 mixed media layout and used the beautiful Winter Page Builder Cut File. First I started with my background. I used a background stamp that already looks like a stain. With the stamp and the distress oxide ( the color I used is ” Faded Jeans” ) I stamp on the cardstock. I also spray some water on my stamp and ink for a more watercolor effect. Then I made some splashes with the distress oxide and used a brush for that.

I let my mixed media background dry by air and start editing the two snowflakes with the Nuvo glitter paste. I love those beautiful glitter, especially when they are subtle.

When everything is dry I start decorating my layout. I cut some design paper to size and place it behind the photo to create more layers. I glue the cutfile title “Winter” with tacky glue and make 3D alpha’s from design paper and vellum. In the middle I stitch it with silver thread. I attach the 3D alpha’s with 3D foam on my layout.

Between my photo I slide some die-cuts of flowers and twigs. I put an extra title on my layout ” Stay Cozy” and put a deco photo frame on the photo. Finally I make some splatters with white gesso for a real winter effect. I cut the white cardstock to size and paste a design paper behind it. I stitch the edges with my sewing machine and use blue thread. My layout is ready now!

I had a lot of fun working with this fantastic cutfile! I wish you all a lovely and creative day! XoXo, Josefine

Christmas Wishes | Ali Skifton

Happy New Year! I am so excited to be here with you sharing my first layout for the Cut To You Design Team. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are still enjoying their time with their families and friends.

As soon as I saw the Christmas Wishes cut file I knew I had to use it to scrap our Christmas photo card. I decided to use the red paper to back up the whole cut file title because I wanted it to pop against the black and white star paper.

Here is the link to the Christmas Wishes Title Cut file that I used on my layout. There are so many terrific Christmas cut files in the shop it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use for this photo.

I decided to add my journaling to the title too, which I thought was something fun and different. I typed up the Christmas saying that I thought went well with the title cut file and the photo and added two enamel dots to the strip of paper. I added foam tape to the back of my cut file title to add some dimension to the layout. I then used the penguin and ornament die cuts to decorate the title. I also added heart card stock stickers to the middle of the letters R and A.

I hope you enjoy the layout and that it brings a smile to your face. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!

Love, Ali XO

CUT to YOU | For the Record – Firsts in 2020 | For the Record Cut File

Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year! 🙂 It’s Piroska here today on the CUT to YOU blog and I am so happy to continue at CUT to YOU over this new term! For this year’s first share I made a retrospective double pages layout. I rarely do double pages, but this time I had so many photos, that it didn’t fit on one page.

2020 wasn’t an easy year, we had to face many unusual things. However when I was looking through our photos of the year, I realised we had many precious memories. Having a kid means there are always things you experience for the first time: kid learning to skate/rolling skate, trying SUP, first cycle-tour together, losing of the first tooth, playing more difficult games, started reading books. But the pandemic has given us, adults some opportunities to try out new things too: home office as a teacher, home schooling, baking “kifli”, making a garden on our never-used balcony, wearing a mask (not the best experience though), or keeping touch with family and friends via video chat.

So here is my layout for this collection of memories:

First I cut the For the Record cut file from white cardstock. I backed it from the Totally Splendid patterned paper from the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio. As I cut it large and had too many photos to include, I decided to glue it on a second page, on the darker background of the Simply Magical paper.

For my photos I used an almost white background paper, the Oh So Delightful paper. It had the same grids as the previous one what helped me to place my several photos and write my journalling.

When I placed my photos, I started to decorate my two pages. I used similar elements or similar colours to create a connection between the two pages.

I added some cut outs or fussy cut some elements from the patterned papers of the days of Splendor collection, and also some chipboard flairs. I also used some foam adhesives to create dimensions.

I hope, I could inspire you to make a similar layout. This For the Record cut file is perfect for all kinds of memories, so grab it and some other ones from the shop 😉

Sweet Christmas Memories | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I hope you are all well and happy this Christmas Eve.

I am so happy to be with you today to share my final project for this month, and this year. Once again I’ve been delving into my stash of Christmas supplies to document some of my memories from past years.

For this project I used the Poinsettia Wreath Cut File. Although this cut file comes with two halves of a wreath, I decided to use just the bottom half.

I really wanted to play with some watercolour techniques for this layout and honestly, I just had so much fun with it. I created a base for my backed cut file using three different coloured inks which I watered down and very roughly sploshed around where I knew the cut file would sit.

And to fill in the top half of the wreath I had so much fun creating some painted watercolour foliage. This was such a simple but effective technique and I am so in love with the finished product.

I kept the remainder of my layout fairly simple. I chose three coordinating alphabet stickers for my title. I added some watercolour splatters around the wreath and used some of the gold foil stars that came with the alphabet stickers I used.

To finish the layout I tucked some additional bits of foliage that I die cut from coordinating patterned papers in and around my wreath cut file. And of course added a sprinkling of Nuvo drops for that sweet little finishing touch.

If you’d like to see how I created this layout in more detail I would love for you to take a look at my process video which is linked below.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Holly Baubles Joy | Raechelle Bellus

Hello all! Merry Christmas to you! Today I’m sharing my final layout for the year, as well as for the CTY design team. It’s been a fabulous year on the team, but it’s time to take a short break.

This layout features the Holly Baubles cut file.

(apologies for the tiny photo, for unknown reasons this is as good as it gets.)

I cut two sets and then trimmed one down to create an individual ornament. I also cut the hangers off and replaced them with stitching.

That’s it! It’s a pretty simple layout, but I love how it turned out.

Happy New Years to you all!

Holly & Jolly | Kelly Pyron

Happy Holidays, Friends! I have a fun & festive layout to share with you today using the Bauble Trio cut file.

I cut the file on some cream textured cardstock and backed them with papers from an older Christmas collection by Echo Park, simpy called Christmas. I included stitching from the top of the page to make it appear that the ornaments are hanging. I used sprigs of pine boughs, paper poinsettia flowers and gems to further embellish the baubles. I love how this page came together. It really gets me in the Christmas spirit just looking at it!

See below for the process video:

Here are some close ups:

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Sisters, Besties For Life | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun, bright layout to celebrate sisters!

I used two amazing cut files the shop, Loops Of Love and Besties for Life Title Cut File

I backed both cut files with some gorgeous patterns from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Happiness collection.

I kept the embellishments simple so that I didnt take away from the cut files and photo…really let those cut files and the photo shine!

This layout was fun and easy to put together! I let the cut files do most of the work! You can see all the details on my process video –

Have A Lovely Day!