Born to be a dreamer | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today sharing a new layout using a Kit To You cut file and the Horizon collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans! This cut file was so much fun to work with, I mean who doesn’t love rainbows right?

I added a lot of hand stitching to this cut file. I used coordinating colors on the rainbow and multi colored thread on the clouds.

Of course I had to use yellow thread on the sunshine. This is such a pretty cut file, I might have to use it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Life’s Short | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with a new layout featuring one of the fab CUT to YOU March releases! I’ve gone a little fruity and am using two of the new fruit cut files for my shares this month, the first one is the ‘Lemons’ cut file…

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Now I have to confess that this didn’t end up how I planned it… as it was initially going to have a giant shaker for the centre lemon slice! So… what happened? Well I backed the two outer lemons with patterned paper raised on foam pads and when it came to doing the middle one I realised that I had forgotten to back it first with some vellum! Oops…. so then looked to see if I could recover it but decided I was likely to end up ripping some of the cut file so onto plan B!

I wanted to back the centre with the same patterned paper as I had used for the layout frame but it was a little too bold so backed it with vellum first and then the paper and it was perfect! Remember there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities!

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I added my photo to the top left of the layout mounted with lots of layers of matching papers and some tags. Then added some of the ephemera to either side of the photo.

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I added a few fussy cut lemons and some of the ephemera down to the bottom right just to balance the photo cluster in the top left.

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I searched online for an appropriate lemony title and thought this one was perfect to go with my photo of us out and about at an event near to us…. ‘Life’s short, live it with zest!’

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I hope you’re feeling inspired…. why not pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the new releases and loads more fab cut files! And don’t forget to join us over on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page… see you later this month for another fruity layout!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

SUMMER DAYS | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

I’m back on the CUT to YOU blog today with a new share and I’m still on my Summer kick! I did mention in my previous post that I’ve been going through some older pictures which has been really fun. I found this sweet little one of Miss C from a few years back now taken at our local park and teamed it with a title cut file and some bright pattern paper.

For this page, it really was all about the photo and keeping things simple. I had previously fussy cut out some of these floral elements for a previous page and thought, why not team them with one of the title cut files – this one is ‘Summer Days‘ for a quick and easy layout.

I began by backing the cut file in a pretty pattern paper. This one is from the Simple Stories ‘Hello Summer‘ collection. I’ve also used this paper to mat my photo and for the outside edge of my layout. I then positioned my title piece at the centre bottom of the page.

I’ve then gone about working on the design of the layout. I knew I wanted to use the pretty Sun and cloud stickers from the collection and with my portrait photo, thought it would be best to create a page that had a vertical design that runs down the centre of the layout. I worked on placing the largest elements first, like the chipboard banner piece, the Sun and Cloud stickers and the large floral clusters.

In my usual style, I just kept mixing and matching elements until I was happy with their placement. Once the larger elements were locked in, I progressed to the smaller ones and little details like the sentiment stickers and smaller floral elements.

I love how fast this one came together and how the title is simple, yet perfect for the page. The title cut files really are a good option over Thickers or other alphabets, and they never run out!

I hope this has inspired you in some way, and as always if it has, be sure to share it with me on social.

Until next time,

Love Captured | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today featuring a very special cut file for a very special layout. I chose the Floral Ampersand cut file and made it extra special with vellum and stitching.

I paired my cut file with Cocoa Vanilla’s Unforgettable collection. I thought that the tones in the collection would work so well with this adorable photo of my brother and my niece

I enhanced this already beautiful cut file by backing the flowers with patterned papers. Then I hand stitched using coordinating embroidery thread colors for extra texture and interest. Finally I backed the entire ampersand with vellum for a lovely frosted effect.

If you haven’t gotten it yet, this cut file is a lovely addition. Just by changing colors or patterns, this cut file works for a ton of themes!

You can take a peek at all the details ( and my trick for getting perfect placement in my process video here!

And be sure to take a peek at all the beutiful cut files in the shop!

Have A Lovely Day!

Together Again | Melinda Sweetman

Hello my fellow creatives and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog on this Tuesday morning! Melinda here with you sharing another scrapbook page that I created!

For this one I have used a Travellers Notebook cut file on a traditional 12×12 page and really love how versatile this TN Together Documented cut file is!

After deciding on my cut file I decided to work with a bit of a grid design for this page. I had these 2 photo’s of our bunny Olaf (the browner bunny) with his brother Milo from a recent few days they got to spend together. I really liked the way the 2 photos balanced the title.

I am incredibly inspired to bust through some of my stash at the moment so dove into an older collection that is one of my all time faves – Shimelle, True Stories. Pulling all of my pieces of this collection out I chose a pattern paper for my background and a colour I really wanted to focus on – the dark blue – and created my background with some acrylic paint and my brayer. With such a thin layer of paint I was able to go straight back in and add splatters in the dark blue and black.

While that dried I have pulled patterns from the 6×6 paper pad and some cut aparts (mostly scraps now!!) to back my title. For this process I flipped my cut file and my paper over, traced around the outside of the letter, trimmed the letter and then stuck that to the cut file, trimming any excess where necessary.

With the bulk of my page now ready to go I added a couple of layers behind each of my photos – again using mostly scraps from this collection and adding some foam to both the photos and the title. These were then ready to be adhered to my now dry background.

I added some pink puffy alphas to my title to complete it and added 2 embellishments clusters; one to the top left of the title and one in the middle of the 2 photos on the right. I finished my page off with some journalling in a white pen and also lots of white splatters.

I hope that me sharing this page with you has made you see how easy it is to use cut files in perhaps a way that it is not specifically designed for!! You can find this title here in the store and you can find all of the Traveller’s Notebook files here in the store – I’d love to see you create something other than a TN page with one of these fun files!! You can, of course, see my process video below and I do hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today and I’ll see you again later in the month! Until then, happy scrapping and make sure you drop into HQ on FB and share YOUR creations with us and all the other CTY fans there!
Melinda

Waiting for Sunny Days | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, Piroska is here today with my latest layout. As you know, I just love leaves in scrapbooking, so I immediately fell in love with the beautiful Lots of Leaves cut file.

I really like the colours of the Looking for Sunshine paper of the Pinkfresh Studio My favourite story collection. I decided to cut my leaves from that paper, making it a bit ombre by arranging the cut file so that it reaches 2 similar colours. This way are the leaves 3″ tall.

I cut 12 leaves, 3 in each colour combo, but for the layout I used 10 of them. On a single white cardstock they looked a bit pale. I didn’t want to use watercolours this time, so I chose the Joyful Heart paper with those rainbow and (almost) the same colours as my leaves.

And it was time to play: I put my photo which I matted before with several patterned papers on the left rainbow above. I used many flower cut outs and my digital cut leaves to frame my photo – it was made at Lake Balaton (Hungary), at the beginning of our holiday. The weather was not so good, not cold but not good enough for going to the beach. So that’s what my title is about,which I also framed by some leaves.

I hope you like my layout and could inspire you to use leaves on your works. Get over to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some leaves design, Gwen has made several beautiful cut files!

Fun Memories | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps!

I’m back today sharing another fun layout with you! For this layout I have used the TN Heart Banner Cut File to create a scrapbook page!

I cut the file using black card stock and the used a white gel pen to trace around the Cut File. I added some white gesso to my background behind where the Cut File would be positioned.

I randomly backed some of the hearts, adding foam tape behind these. I then secured the end of each strip to the page with wet glue. This variation in height gave a sense of movement.

I laid my photo partially over the Banners, and then embellished in random spots. I didn’t go too heavy with embellishments as I didn’t want to cover too much of the Cut File or make the page too busy.

Make sure you pop over to the shop to check out our March releases, there’s some super cute ones in there this month!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout!

Big Loves

Tam xo

Dream On, Dreamer | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! My turn on the blog today and I’m sharing this dreamy layout using three cutfiles.

I’ve been wanting to use the ‘Dream Believer‘ cutfile for so long and I paired it with ‘Dream on Dreamer‘ and this ‘Feathers‘ cutfile too!

I started with a sheet of the new mixed media background paper from Vicki Boutin and then cut all three cutfiles from white cardstock. I then used a brush and some distress oxide inks to colour the cutfile before I removed it from the mat.

I then backed each part of the cutfiles using vellum to give a really soft appearance.

I used white tissue paper to mat the photo (I used four layers in total and ruffled up the edges).

I added some tangled white cotton, some sparkly sequins and some typed word stickers at various points across the layout.

I then added white splatters to break up some of the blue before matting the whole layout on a light purple shade of cardstock to give some definition to the edge.

You’ll find a process video here:

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to check out all of the new designs in the shop. You’ll find them here.

Until next time, happy scrapping,

Marie x

Have I told You | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It’s Michelle S back here today with my first share for March. We’ve just had a NEW release of cutfiles in store this month but I thought Id share the love with something older from the shop for today. I chose the super fun Squiggles Background Cut File which was such a good background to use to create this fun layout of Leila.

I kept the file quite large, ensuring that it would fill most of the background up. I cut it out on pattern paper from the Lucky Us collection using my silhouette and adhered to the background cardstock using raised glue dots under each messy cluster. As simple as that. No altering the file or chopping it up like I’ve done in previous shares. Keeping it simple today.

I chose a couple of fun photos of Leila from the night before her last birthday. She was ‘posing’ for her annual ‘last day of’ photo and making some hilarious faces, most of which were too blurry to use on a layout.

I used the same pattern paper from the cut file to use as the backing border of the entire layout to bring it all together and used complimentary patterns to back the photos along the middle of the layout

To the left and right of the photos I added clusters of ephemera pieces and stickers. Over on the right I also added a mini title on top of the cluster.

Theres a couple extra bits n bobs tucked in here and there and a sprinkling of enamel dots, my favourite embellishment to add to a layout

I really like the crazy messy look this file gives the layout without having to actually get messy. You can find it in the store HERE

Lastly I added a strip of washi tape and some stickers under the title cluster then a splattering of gold colour shine to complete the layout

Well that’s all from me for today, thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the NEW cut files released in store this month, theres plenty to choose from!

Don’t forget to pop into our facebook group to chat about all things Crafty and CUT to YOU related.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

XO XO XO | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I’m sharing this sweet layout featuring the delightful Rose Bud cut file.

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I absolutely love how this layout turned out! The moment I saw this cut file I knew I had to use it.

I wanted to keep the colors simple and coordinating with the photo, however when I sat back and looked at the rose, it seemed a bit bland, so I used a blending crayon and water to add a bit more pink to the rose. I did this by drawing random lines and then using a paint brush and a tad bit of water to blend.

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I went over the areas a few times to add a bit more depth. The end reslut adds a bit of punch to the rose.

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Little details add to the finishing touches.

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This is just one of the wonderful new releases for March. Check out the Cut to You store for more.

See you again soon,

Raechelle