Design Team Call Out!

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Requirements:

  • Create 2-3 papercraft projects per month using our cut files.
  • Post your work to our blog and share in our Facebook group.
  • Share your work on your own social media (Blog, Facebook & Instagram.  YouTube shares will be highly regarded, but not necessary.)
  • Participate in the CUT to YOU HQ Community group on Facebook.

Design team members will receive a generous amount of cut files to create with during their term and a generous discount for extra purchases. (Digital designers will receive every design released during their term.)  We welcome designers who work with both our Digital Cut files or Custom Cut files.  If you love our designs, we’d love to hear from you!

To Apply:

  1.  Tell us all about you!  Where are you from? Describe your style and let us know about your previous design team experience. Will you require CUSTOM cuts or do you have your own electronic die cutting machine?  If so, what brand of machine do you own?
  2. Let us know your links.  Please provide us with all of your social media links including, your blog, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (if applicable).  Include any galleries where you share your projects; we’d love to see them all.
  3. Samples.  Please attach TWO samples of recent projects that best showcase your design style and how you will use our cut files.  These do not have to include our designs, however, applicants who do will be highly regarded.
  4. Email your application to: createdbygwen@outlook.com by Monday, 10th June 2019.
  5. Share this call out with your friends on social media.

Open internationally to lovers of our cut files.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Gwen

 

follow your dreams Raechelle Bellus

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Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 This month Cut to You is  sponsoring the May challenge at ‘Scrap The Girls’ and I played along with the wonderful sketch.

I used the new Floral Frame 01 cut file as the base (which works perfectly with the sketch) which I backed with patterned paper, and also added some unbacked florals that I cut apart from the Floral Cluster cut file.

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Leaving some of the florals open and adding them randomly underneath and atop the frame feature add dimension and visual interest to the layout. It’s a simple, yet effective technique and creates a fun touch of whimsy.

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Finishing touches such as fussy cut accents add a pop of color and pulls everything together.

To get these cut files and see the wide variety of additonal files available, head on over to the CTY store!

Together | Melinda Sweetman

Hello fellow creatives, Melinda here with you today! I’m sharing another 12×12 layout and playing along with the Scrap The Girls May challenge as CTY is this months sponsor.

We had this sketch to play along with and as soon as I saw I thought one of the brand new cut files would be perfect so I cut the Frames Background cut file on white card stock.

And here is my page! I’ve gotta be honest and say that this is nothing like what I had “planned” out in my head but I do really love it! I kinda got a bit carried away painting lol

I wanted to crack into my Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection so pulled out the pattern paper with ALL the colours and matched those as best I could with some Distress Ink Pads. I’ve used Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.

I had intended on colouring just the full blooms in this cut and backing the open ones but, like I said, I got carried away with my painting! The technique I have used to colour is super easy. All I did was smoosh my ink pad onto my craft mat and then used a water colour brush to pick up the colour and paint it onto my cut file. Easy!

I made sure I had different shades of the colours happening which just mean applying a second or third coat and then blending the edges and I really love how this turned out!

I have backed the main frame with the photo of my Mum, my sister (little sister that is lol), myself and my Aunty from my Mum’s birthday lunch earlier this year and then backed all of the other frames with pattern papers from the Happiness collection. I ended up backing the open flowers with some plain vellum and love the softness it adds.

I also had other plans for the background paper! I was going to use the beautiful wood grain that is in this collection but when I happened to move my cut file to find something it ended up on this gorgeous pattern and I just LOVED the way it looked! So I shifted gears again!

I popped the cut file up on some old cardboard for dimension adding layers to the pieces that were the furthest away from the centre and then leaving the open leaves and flowers without any adhesive.

Before I stuck that down however I decided I wanted to mute out some of that pattern a little bit so I used some white gesso and my finger to spread some behind where all of my page elements were going and then stuck down the cut file.

Finally, some embellishing. With all the pattern on the background paper I didn’t want to add too much so I simply used my Pixscan mat in my Cameo software to fussy cut some butterflies from on of the other pattern papers and added of those (in pink) to the centre of the big open flowers.

I added tassles from the ephemera pack (OMG aren’t they gorgeous!), a title piece from the Midnight collection as well as a sticker that says Wonderful. I pulled in a couple of wood grain labels from my stash to add my journalling, added in some white ink splatters and my page was done! I also have a process video for you linked below so I do hope you will pop over and that you enjoy!

That is it for me for today. This page turned out completely different to what I had envisioned but I really do love the end result and love that I got this photo scrapped! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Melinda
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A Little Dirt Never Hurt | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Its Rachel back again with a messy, grungy, boy

layout to share with you today.

I’ve used the words from the new Dump Truck Page Builder

cut file as the title for my page today.

I cut the title twice with my Cameo, first from Kraft cardstock then again from white cardstock to layer together with an offset to create a shadow. I ‘grunged’ up the white layer a bit and added some brown ink around the edges to further add to the ‘messy’ theme of the page.

I created my background with some sprays, stamping and some stenciling,

then added some brown Distress ink through a splatter stencil.

I also added some Cocoa Vanilla Studio stickers and

chipboard pieces as well as a star embellishment.

Pop on over to the shop to check out the other new releases this month.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Hello Happy | Tamara Buckler

Hello again beautiful CTY friends,

I’m so happy to be back with you again to share a super sweet and pretty page featuring one of the awesome Cut to You Background Files. This one is called Heart Lovers Unite and it is divine!!

I cut this File from white card stock at slightly smaller than 12×12. I backed some of the hearts with various patterned papers, I did this a little strategically to create a space for my photo cluster and also for another embellishment cluster.

I stitched around the edge of the white card stock and also through the filled hearts before mounting the whole thing on foam tape. I love the separation this gives between the Cut File and the background paper.

I chose a patterned paper to back this Cut File that had a smaller pattern in the print. I love the impact that this Cocoa Vanilla Studios paper creates with the darker background, and the bright florals that helped to inform the rest of my colour scheme.

This page just worked out perfectly to document this sweet photo of my daughter and her BFF. And the best thing about this Cut File, is that I already have more ideas for other ways to use it!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my sweet little page!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

All my Stars | Bernii Grof

Today I have a layout share for you on behalf of the Cut To You design team. Today I am using this amazing background cut file ” All of my Stars” which you can find HERE.  As soon as this cut file was released I knew I had to cut it and had the perfect photos to team with it. 

So let me show you what I have created today. 

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I have to say I love how this layout turned out and am so glad that the new Cocoa Vanillia 

” Happiness” collection arrived on my doorstep . This background paper was so fun to create on, but I did have to be mindful on how to colour block the cut file. 

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To help get this cut file to stand out a little more I backed it with double sided foam tape, and then sprinkled around some black ink splatters. 

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Well thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Don’t forget if you would like to see more cut files from Cut To You their Etsy shop has plenty of pretties to inspire your creativity. 

Till next time 

Much love

Bernii xx

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Today we talk Scrap room Storage

Hello, Creatives!!! A very Happy International Scrapbooking weekend to you… I do hope you have had a chance to get creative, I sure have!  I thought for fun we’d have a little ‘room share’ on the blog;  I know that storing and organising our supplies is just as big a hobby as Scrapbooking itself, right?  So I’ve asked the design team to share their creative space with you!

I thought I’d go first as some of you may have seen these pics before.  After years of scrapping on the kitchen dining room table, I’m now lucky enough to have a bedroom as my space, which also serves as CUT to YOU HQ.  I’ve filled two walls with a combination of Expedit shelves from IKEA as the base for my storage, using the shelves themselves and their tops for all sorts of craft goodies.  I like things to look ‘neat’ from the outside, and I enjoy having spaces that I can hide goodies away so these shelves are good for that.  My room has a vintage feel, as I love pretty things and they inspire me when I’m creating.  I also keep items like my sewing machine, typewriter and Cameo out and ready to go as I find I use them more that way.

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Next up is Bernii’s space… Bernii’s space is so wonderfully colourful and we love how she stores similar items together, check out all those Thickers!   We also love that her pic has her little man in there, it’s his usual perch when she scraps and like many rooms, it features a Raskog.

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Next up, we have Rachel – I love her compact and very organised space.  She certainly has packed it in right!  We have two photos of her space… the first one is before her new purchase, can you guess what it was?

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The second is after her new purchase, a new CAMEO!!  That’s right, Rachel was a Custom Cut customer, who used the files we ship.  After a short time, she fell in love with them so much she went out and purchased a Cameo of her own.  (This actually happens A LOT! and we love it!)  It’s so great that we can give you a way to trial this style of scrapping before you commit to an electronic die cutting machine.  We also love that she decorated it!! (More about that in another blog post!)

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Next up we have Tam.  I’m am actually lucky enough to have visited her space! It’s a wonderfully functional space that she built with her new house!  How fun would THAT be? To be able to design a space that fits your new home AND your love of craft!  I’m loving how it has come together, it’s not a huge space but she has effectively used the space and its absolute proof that no matter what size your room is, it can be creative and functional.  We spy her CAMEO there as well; love the mint!

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and then we have Raechelle, her space is part of a larger living space.  She is neatly tucked into a corner and also shows us how to make the most of what space you do have.  Portable storage is key in this space, we love that cart and the cute kitty!!

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How clever is the use of this built-in cupboard?  Way to stack that paper girl!!

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and with every great space, there is a clean desk area free and ready for creating in!  All of the essentials are at arms reach.

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and last but not least, we have Melinda’s space which is GAGA GORGEOUS!!!  She very recently changed scrap spaces and boy did she trade up!  So much to see in this space, it takes a few shots – I’m loving the colour co-ordinated goodies here stacked in some IKEA bookshelves.

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Isn’t it FAB!!! So bright and white and soooo much SPACE!!!  Yes, we are all jealous (in the best way! xo

So, my top three tips for creating a wonderful scrap space are:

  1. Work with what you have!  It doesn’t matter if it’s a small corner of an existing room or a huge space like Melinda’s.  There is so much you can do with what you have AND, the space does NOT MAKE the maker!
  2. Think about the way you create when you consider storage options.  Like to create by colour? Then store your stash in colour.  Prefer to scrap by theme?  Then group themed items together.  Think about options that use ALL the space in your room, think shelves that make the most of upper space and options for under your work table, it’s all real estate you can use.
  3. Make it your own!  Add your personal touch.  Find things that inspire you and help you feel creative.  A personalised space can do wonders for your creativity!

Thanks for popping by today!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!

Helloooo Creatives!!  Do I seem a little more excited than usual?  I hope so!  Today is the start of the fun for International Scrapbooking Day and we are pretty excited!

Lots to share this weekend starting with some FREEBIES!  That’s right, I’ve designed two cut files for you that celebrate your creative’ness’, perfect for documenting your love of craft or as a DIY for your scrap space!

You can find them here… Creatives  / Scrap Happy until Monday 6th May 2019.

 AND… what good would a free digital cut file be without inspiration right?  So, the Design Team have been busy working away in the background to bring you their ideas for using these fun cut files.

First up we have Bernii who has created this page of her craft space.  Bernii is ALL ABOUT colour so we love what she has done here!  Those large titles really pop off the page.

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Next up is me!  I’ve used the ‘Scrap Happy’ title for a layout about my space too!  I’m planning on framing this one and putting up in my scrap room.

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Melinda is up next and we just love love LOVE what she did with one of the cut files… cut out with super sparkly rainbow vinyl and added to her CAMEO.  The perfect touch.

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She also made a layout documenting her big craft room move.  Want to see more of her space?  Pop by the blog tomorrow!

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Next up we have Rachel who has also used Vinyl to decorate her CAMEO – Look at the splash of Red with that Gold… what’s not to love!

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Raechelle has also been busy with the titles, scrapping this awesome page which also features the scissors element.. how fun is this!  If the little people in your life love to craft, this would be a fab page to re-create.

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and last but not least Tamara has smashed it out of the park with this super fun and colourful page featuring some of her favourite scrap gals!  (Obviously not all her favourites as I’m not in the pic).  I love this page so so much, the colour is amazing!

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Thanks for popping by today everyone, I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new free digital cut files in use by the fab Design team.  I hope they have inspired you to get onto Dropbox and grab the freebies before they are gone and get them onto a project.  Be sure to share them with us if you do #cuttoyou @cut_to_you on Instagram.

We have another share tomorrow too so be sure to pop by.

Until next time,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synchronized napping -Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I generally shy away from geometric designs, no reason, they just don’t speak to me as a whole, but when I saw this fabulous Geo Traingles Background cut file I knew I would have to find a way to use it!

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As I was filling in the background, I knew that I wanted it to be bold, yet not distracting from the sweet photo of my pets, so using some large prints as focal points along with mixing smaller prints with lighter colors was key. 

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Finishing off with a trio of smple clusters keeps the eye moving and adds some visual interest.

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I hope that you have been inspired by my layout to create! Head over to the store and start creating!

We love to see what you’re making so don’t forget to share on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

CUT to YOU is sponsoring Scrap The Girls Challenge!

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today to share with you the latest challenge for Scrap the Girls.  CUT to YOU are proud sponsors of the challenge this month, so if you’d love to win yourself some FREE digital or custom cut files, be sure to get your entry in!

This month we have a sketch provided by the amazing Sue Plumb!  I love a sketch, so easy to get creating with and you can get so many different pages out of the one design.  For this page, I wanted to work with a photo my hubby took of my daughter and I recently when we were on vacation.  Here’s a look at my page…

and this is the sketch!

Look at all of those stunning florals!!  To start the page, I knew I wanted to use a bit of a bolder background and some CUT to YOU digital cut files.  I’ve chosen the ‘Bouquet‘ file… it’s one of my favourite cut files, I’ve used it quite a few times now and cut it out of a cute floral pattern paper.

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I matted my photo and then positioned the floral pieces around it, loosely following along with the sketch, but shuffling them here and there to where they looked good.  I then attached them to the back of my photo so that I could move this entire piece around.  I also added here a second photo mat, this time in the minty blue for contrast.  This allowed me to move this whole element around my page until I was happy with its position.

Now this main piece was locked in, I went about finding my title.  This collection by Pink Fresh Studio is called ‘Everyday Musings’ and it has some really lovely sentiments in it.  Not travel inspired as such, but perfect for this happy photo of us on holiday.  I went with a die cut piece from their ephemera pack and positioned it to the right of the photo following along with the sketch.

I just LOVE love LOVE this sentiment (pictured above) and knew I had to fit it in, so I tucked it under my title as a bit of a sub-title idea.  Next, I wanted to add some elements to the left-hand side edge of my photo following along with the sketch.  I’ve tucked in a frame from the collection and a tab, a die cut piece and even made a sweet paper bow.

I’ve also added in some other floral pieces at this point, also from the die cut pack.

and how perfect were these two elements?

The page was looking really good at this point.  So I was really just looking for a few small finishing touches.  I decided on two of the bright yellow puffy floral stickers.  I love how these pull the yellow out from my background layers.  Yellow is such a pretty happy holiday colour!

Lastly, I’ve added some enamel dots around the main cluster just to finish off the page and I really like it!  I think it’s a cleaner version of the sketch, but that’s the beauty of sketches; you can adjust with them however you like.

Upload to the Facebook group by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize pack from this months sponsor which happens to be CUT to YOU. As our fans, you already know we have digital cut files for those of you with electronic die cutting machines and custom cut files for those of you who would like us to cut them for you and ship if you don’t have an electronic cutter.  Everyone can use cut files in their scrapbooking!!  So… what are you waiting for, get those entries in for the chance to win 🙂

Until next time,