CUT to YOU | Sweet Treats | Sweet Treats Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the cut files of the September 2021 Release there are many Halloween themed items, for example the Sweet Treat cut file, which I chose for my post. It is a very versatile cut file, I used it now for documenting our visit to the Sweet Days Budapest 2018. It is a festival full of sweets and chocolates, we ate and bought a lots of them and this was the first time we tried cake pop and churros! My daughter loves sweets, I am rather a salty person, but I wouldn’t say no to a good chocolate 😉

First I cut the Sweet Treats cut file from white textured cardstock. As my photos have vivid colours, I chose the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio to back the cut file. I also backed the candy cut files.

Then I started to paint my background. I used some Catherine Pooler ink pads in colour Limoncello, Pucker Up and Cummerbund.

When I was ready with the background I matted my photos. I used the same patterned papers as by backing the cut files.

After arranging everything on the background paper I added some clear stickers to the layout – these faux watercolour stickers give more colours to the layout. I added them to the left corner of my photo, and to the candys on the right, and the photo next to the title.

Finally I added my journalling and some phrase stickers.

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Now head on to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some of the awesome Halloween cut files! 😉

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Make your move | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey scrappy friends,

I’m up today sharing my latest CTY layout using one of our new Chess cut files…. For a layout about skateboarding 😂😂

I started this project by altering the Cut File slightly by erasing the chess pieces, and then proceeded to cut it out of white card stock.

I then backed the open words using one piece of patterned paper. To make the cut file pop off the page a little more, I inked around the edges in black and then popped it up on foam tape.

I tucked the bottom of my photo under the ‘M’ on move. I find I do this on a lot of my pages where I use titles, I feel it connects the two largest elements on the page.

I created embellishment clusters to the bottom right of the cut file, the top left of the photo and the top right of the page. My spreading them out like this, it creates a visual triangle that captures the Cut File within it, which helps to create flow and focus on the page.

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you pop by the shop and grab yourself a Cut File today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Happy Halloween | Belinda Jane

Hello friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first EVER Halloween layout with you today. The Happy Halloween Cut File was perfect for this layout.

I am so happy with the contrast between the black cardstock I used for the Happy Halloween Cut File, the pastel tones of the paper and embellishments and the pops of bright pink in the photo and butterfly embellishments.

You can see how I created this layout in my process video over on YouTube.

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Here are a few more close up photos of the completed layout.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

I hope you have a great day!

Trick Or Treat | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a spooky Halloween layout featuring the Trick or Treat cut file.

Trick or Treat cut file

I enlarged the design slightly in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out from black cardstock. I then took some papers from the Hey Pumpkin collection by Crate Paper and backed both words with the black and white spot paper and the letter ‘R’ in the stripe paper.

Once I had finished backing the spaces of the cut file, I added craft foam underneath the whole cut file. I then adhered it to a patterned paper background.  I love the dimension and shadows this adds to my layout. I decided to add my 2 small photos on top of the web part of the cut file and added a few small embellishments here also. The ’31’ chipboard I placed in the centre and on top of the ‘R’ I added a cute tag and some other smaller Halloween embellishments.

I added a few small puffy stickers to the words Trick and Treat and also fussy cut a pumpkin out from patterned paper.

Do you document Halloween? The CUT to YOU online store has some awesome Halloween designs so make sure you check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog, I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy creating!

YOU | CROSSWORD BACKGROUND NO.1 | KAREN JARMAN

Hi CTY Friends Karen with you today. I hope you are able to get in some creative time. How did it get to October already, this year is just flying by and with Halloween approaching it has me thinking of Christmas but that is a whole other post!

My layout this week is embracing the colours of Halloween, Black, Purple and Orange which is all a perfect colour combination for the CSI Challenge Case Number 369!

The photo prompt for the challenge gave me the inspiration to use the Background Crossword No1 file. This represents the tiles in the chimney and for some dramatic flair I painted the file black using a paint pen.

I love how beautfully purple and orange sit boldly together and really pop off the page with the mixed media background

To see more of how I created this one you can visit YouTube here!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can join in on the fun with the CSI challenge this month!

Happy Haunting | Ali Skifton

Hello my spooky CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a spooky layout using the Jack o’ lantern cut file that is currently in the shop. As soon as I saw Jack I knew he would be perfect for the haunted hike we did last Halloween at Phantom Lake. He reminded me of the huge Jack o’ lantern in the woods we came across during our spooky hike.

I wanted to cut Jack out of black cardstock since it is a Halloween layout. I used the new Halloween Party collection from Echo Park Paper to back fill Jack. I used 4 different patterned papers to make him a little more friendly looking than so scary. I back filled his eyes and mouth with colored paper from the collection since his body was busy with the other patterns. I used foam tape to add dimension to Jack.

Since I added Jack to another patterned paper I decided to keep it simple with other embellishments. I wanted the focus to be on Jack. I did add some black hand stitching on the white cardstock to frame him.

I triple matted this cut file and love how he is the main focus of this page, along with the spooky picture of his twin. Mwahahahaahhh! I hope everyone has a spooky Halloween Season and make sure to pick up this guy because you can use him for any of your Halloween Pictures this year!

Happy haunting my spooky friends!

Love, Ali xoxo

Happy Day | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY friends!

Up on the blog today sharing my latest layout for Cut to You, and this time I’m using the Happy Day Title Cut File, but for a Halloween page!!

I don’t usually scrap Halloween, and up until the last few years we haven’t actually celebrated Halloween at all. But I finally relented and let my daughters trick or treat, and now I have photos to scrap! To find my inspiration, I have played along with this month’s CSI Challenge #369.

I have channeled the very traditional Halloween colours for the case file, cutting it in black card stock and using orange, purple and black patterned papers when backing my Cut File.

I added some mixed media to the background to pull in more elements from the inspiration piece and then popped the whole Cut File up on foam.

To finish off my page, I added a few embellishments clusters, and that was that. The Cut File literally did all of the work for me!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out the Halloween Cut Files over at the shop this month.

Big Loves, Tam xo

GUEST DESIGNER | CLAIR RIGBY

Hello Cut To You friends! It’s Clair, back today with another seasonal layout and, on the 1st October, it seems only fitting that it’s autumnal 🙂

I love the Celebration Flowers cut file and decided to use it to document my favourite break time spot – on the steps in my back yard. It’s beautiful out there in the early morning, or the late afternoon – with the scent of roses in the air – as the golden sunshine of autumn hits our yard. 

To back the cut file, I used a soft gold, glitter cardstock and some vellum. Glitter cardstock can be a little tricky to combine with cut files, as it’s texture can make it ‘lift’. I recommend a wet adhesive and a lot of tea!

Once I had my cut file backed, I shifted the roses around a lot, before I found some balance. I then added a spritz of shimmer with Distress Spray Stain in ‘Tarnished Bronze’ which dries as a lovely soft colour. Sticking with a monochromatic look, I then added a lot of ‘extra’ leaves from the Jen Hadfield ‘Hey, Hello’ Collection and a title with alphas from Citrus Twist. 

I’d then intended to add one of my favourite quotes about the beauty of the everyday, but it was a little too long and covered a lot of the lovely shimmer of the Distress Spray Stain. So, I’ll leave it to one side for a little while and, hopefully, I’ll find a suitable quote to add soon! Does anyone else set their layouts aside for a while before they consider them ‘finished’ and fileable? Perhaps you have a favourite quote you could share with me in the comments or in the Cut To You HQ over on Facebook? I’d love to know!

That’s all from me for now, but I’ll be back later in the year to finish off my little ‘tour’ of the seasons. In the meantime, I would love it if you would visit me over on Instagram, or on YouTube.

Clair x

Another day at the office | TN Floral Spring | Petra de Vroege

Hi CUTtoYOU lovers!

So nice that you are here again! Today I would like to show you this layout I made with the stunning TN Floral Spring file. A TN file is meant for in our travel notebooks, but… It is also so perfect for layouts! This layout I decided to replace the design papers completely with solely a cut file!

I cut the file 3 times, every time a bit smaller than the previous one. I used white and black cardstock. The white cardstock I colored with distress oxide. I layered the black one on top of the mint one and glued them together but only a few dots so they would stand apart here and there…

I decided to save the inner pieces of the cut file. Inner pieces make great little embellishments! I always try to see if an inner piece is “embellishment material” ! That is also the case with the TN Spring Floral file!

I colored the smallest piece also with the same oxide color and tucked it under the white base sheet. This way the pattern repeats itself which I always like.

It’s really fun to use a cut file multiple times in the same project! It creates dimension and how fun is it to get those machines working! Did you know that for our European fans there is a special Etsy shop? A small warning though…. It’s highly addictive (speaking from experience 🙂 )

See you next time!

Xoxo
Petra

CUT TO YOU | Sunny Days Layout | Sundae Cut File | NenaScrap

Hi Cut To You friends, it’s NenaScrap with you today with my new Design Team project to share with you.

We were lucky enough to be able to go on vacation to Spain this summer and we enjoyed the heat and of course the ice cream. And my last daughter loves ice cream!
So when I saw the Sundae cut file, I immediately thought of these pictures that matched perfectly.

To start, I cut the Sundae cut file from white cardstock and backed it with vellum to mimic the glass of the ice bowl. Then I added printed papers behind the vellum to represent the ice cream scoops. I used Simple Stories Sunkissed and Fancy Pants Vitamin Sea collections.

I used enamel dots instead of candy sprinkles. Don’t you think enamel dots look like candy 😊 ?

I chose 2 photos taken from 2 different angles. I matted them with printed papers and layered them.
I added 2 tags behind the pictures.

I chose this striped paper as a background. I like the contrast and the dynamism it brings to the page. And to add even more contrast, I added a pink cardstock under the striped paper.

I added my 3D foam sticker as the title and embellishments clustered around my title and photos. With this great Sunday cut file, there’s not much to add!

I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I enjoyed making it. Creating with these awesome cut files is so much fun!!!

Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful cutfiles on the Cut To You website and subscribe to the newsletter to receive a free cutfile every month.
I can’t wait to see you again for new creations.
XOXO