December Daily 2019 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely peeps,

I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!

Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!

Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!

Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!

Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.

I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!

I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.

I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.

On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.

I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Christmas Giveaway – Holly Jolly Christmas Day 12

Hey Creatives,

Welcome to DAY 12  of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!  I hope you have enjoyed all the file shares we have had over the past 11 days, I certainly have enjoyed sharing them with you and seeing the wonderful DT creations.  I’ve left the best for last because today’s file is a brand new design, so I know you gals won’t have this one!

Our last design for you is the ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ cut file.

For this page, I started by cutting out the file super large.  The plan for the page I had was to have the words running down the left-hand side of the page with my portrait photo running down the right-hand side.  I am loving working with non-traditional Christmas colours this year and have chosen this fun collection by Pink Fresh Studio.  I’ve backed the file letter by letter alternating fun patterns from the collection.

Now that my cut file is backed, I’ve added some foam tape behind each of the letters as I did want it to be lifted off of the background.  I then sorted out the placement of my photo and then added some pretty pale blue watercolour to my cardstock underneath the position of the title.

Once my background was dry, I’ve added my cut file and photo on top and secured.  It was now just a matter of adding some fun embellishments.

To finish the page off, I’ve added a sweet and sparkly fabric navy bow.  I love how the cutfile really helped to get this page done quickly and I really do love the colours in this page.  I love how such a large bold cut file design can bring a page together.

Inspired and ready to create!

Simply enter the code: HOLLYJFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
No additional purchase necessary.
This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 12th, 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.
 
Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.
 
AND… that finishes up our 12 days of Christmas.  Thanks so much for joining in and I hope you love all of the files! As always I would love to see how you are using them on your projects so be sure to share on any of our social media channels and tag #cuttoyou
 
Until next time,

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Quilt Grid Three Day 11

Hey crafty friends, so we are nearly at the end of the Cut to You 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY! So many gorgeous free cut files.

Today I have some gorgeous Christmas cards to share using the fun Quilt Grid Tree cut file. Being a quilter I had to incorporate this into my card!IMG_1930I have used the 2018 PinkFresh Studio Christmas collection to create my cards. Firstly I cut two of the grid measuring 5×5 inches which I adhered to white card stock (I used wet glue and a cotton bud to do this). 27F1A6F9-EC45-47A8-9B2A-431C12E7809BI chose two colour/patterns to achieve my quilt pattern look. As I always do I used the ‘Release Compound’ function which also means you never waste paper and it always looks super precise and neat. You could create any pattern you wished and could use more colour/pattern combos.Untitled-4Once I was happy with the two patterns it was then time to embellish. I under embellished rather than over do it because of the ‘busy’ background I had created.Untitled-3I used foam tape to add some of the embellishments to create dimension which again is important if you have a ‘busy’ background.Untitled-5I chose contrasting colours for my embellishments so they did not get lost in the red and blue.Untitled-6And there you have it two super easy but visually eye catching cards that I am sure someone would love to receive.Untitled-2And you can have this cut file free yay! This cut file would be fantastic to use for any theme certainly not just Christmas!

Simply enter the code:  QUILT3FREE  to get this design for free.
No additional purchase necessary.
 
This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 11th 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.
 
Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.
 
Come back tomorrow for  the last FREE cut file!
 
I would like to take this opportunity as it is my last post in December, to wish you all a wonderful, blessed and safe Christmas.
 
Rachel X
 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Merry Everything Day 10

 

Hello my creative friends and a big welcome to day 10 of our 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway!  We have Melinda back on the blog today with some more Christmas inspiriaton for you all.

Today’s freebie is this fun Merry Everything cut file!

Last year for Christmas I decided our Christmas Card would include a photo of my little family so we donned some Christmas hats and headed up to my parents-in-law’s block. My father-in-law is quiet a good photographer so he picked the location on their block and got to snapping! This was the photo we ended up using and I realised that I hadn’t yet scrapped it so I figured “Merry Everything” was the perfect title to pair with it!

I haven’t done anything fancy to my title this time, I simply cut it on my Cameo in textured white cardstock. I did get my Cameo to do all the “hard” work of cutting the internal letters and you can see how that came happened in my video near the end of my post!

If you don’t do videos or are unsure of how to make this happen here’s a quick run down for you:
1. After you have cut the file right click and select “remove compound path” This will separate ALL of the pieces of the letters so you can move/delete/edit etc
2. Remove the complete outline of the cut file by clicking on it and then hitting delete on your keyboard (or right click, delete)
3. Using your mouse click on the pieces between the letters and again delete. You should be left with just the internal pieces of each letter
4. Use your mouse to select the all the letters and then go to the “offset” function in your silhouette software – it’s shaped like a star
5. While your cut file is selected use the arrows to change the offset around each letter until you think you have enough to allow you to back your letters without over hang. This amount will vary and it’s really down to personal preference
6. When you are happy with the offset amount, hit apply then you can delete your original internal pieces and cut your filling pieces!
I work on a PC so this is the keys I use and have never worked on a Mac so I can’t help with the exact instructions for that but I do hope this helps someone!

I dove into my Christmas Stash for this page and chose the Pink Fresh Studio “Holiday Wishes” collection from last year. I don’t have much of it but LOVE it! To back my cut file I used the “Season’s Greetings” pattern paper and then used the same paper again as a border for my whole page.

As you can see I have used a tonne of pink on my background which is not a “traditional” choice for Christmas but one of my all time favourite colour combos in navy and light pink. The pattern paper I used combines those 2 colours so I immediately jumped at the chance to use those. And I really feel that softer pink really makes my photo and title pop!

I have included my whole process for the background in my video but the layers from bottom to top are pink mist painted on, splatters in pink, red and gold, white tissue paper with red “ho ho ho” all over it and finally more splatters in the same 3 colours.

I’ve kept the embellishing pretty simple here, I didn’t want to cover up much of anything lol I did 2 lines of straight machine stitching in gold around both the white card stock and the photo. I’ve added a very fine border of the “Very Merry” pattern paper behind my photo and also included a little vellum envelope behind my photo. The envelope is for me to add in the rest of the photos that were taken that day.

I have another process video for you today, just click below to play! I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to get your Christmas on!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get your freebie from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code:  MERRYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 10th, 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.  

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out in the Christmas Shop section.  

Make sure you come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Wish Day 9

Hello scrapbookers! Meggy here today, welcome to Day 9 of the Christmas Giveaway. I am so excited to share my layout in this series.

For my page, I decided to use the negative cut of this file and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.

I wanted the word ‘wish’ to stand out and then the rest of the title to be subtle so I used a white alpha.

I love how the star turned out with the mixed media spray around it.

I thought for this layout it would be fun to show the contrast of my kids Christmas Wishlists changing over the years. So this first photo is of my two older boys when they got toy laptops for Christmas.

And then show in 2016 when they got a real laptop!

I just love it!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: WISHESFREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 9th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

You can also check out my YouTube video.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Happy Christmas Day 8

Hi!

Welcome to DAY 8 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Tam here today and I’m here to share with you a page I’ve created using the Happy Christmas Cut File, which is available for free download today (08/12/19) and then for purchase from our Christmas collection after that.

I decided to use the PhotoPlay collection called ‘Kringle & Co’ to back the file, pulling out a piece of red patterned paper. Using one sheet of paper, I glued the Cut File down and then trimmed around each of the letters using my scissors and craft knife. I then mounted the whole file on foam tape and then secured it to my page.

I tucked my photos behind and in front of ‘Happy’, careful not to cover too much of my photo or the file. I then added in a few embellishments, including one of my fav B&W Crate Paper bows.

Once I had finished embellishing the page, I realised I needed to include some of the Buffalo Plaid paper into my title, so traced the inside pieces of some of the letters and then popped these inside the Cut File. Love the pop this gives!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: HAPPYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 8th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Big Loves, Tam xo

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Tree Duo Day 7

Hi creatives!

Marie with you on the blog today. Welcome to day 7 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY which is another chance to grab a beautiful CUT to YOU cutfile for FREE!

And here’s today’s cutfile which you will find here:

And here’s my layout:

I started by cutting the cutfile twice as I wanted to overlap the trees to make it look more like a forest to fit with the theme of the layout. I wanted to document the trip we took to choose and cut down a Christmas tree for our new house!

I backed the trees using papers from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection which is also where the navy background paper is from.

I added the title ‘Family Time’ using a perspective from Bramble Fox and puffy letters from the Home for the Holidays collection from Pinkfresh.

I added some cute little cardstock stickers around the page, again from the Pinkfresh collection, and ripped a small section from the top and bottom of the page to add a few scraps of paper peeking out.

The final touch was to add some white splatters using watered down acrylic paint. You will find a process video here if you’d like to see how it all came together:

Inspired and ready to create? Simply enter the code: TREEDUO at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary.

This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 7th, 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.   Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.  

Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Until next time,

Marie x

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – December Day 6

Hi everyone!

Welcome to DAY 6 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Rachel with you today sharing a layout I have created using the December Title Block cut file.

To create my background I added some white gesso onto Kraft cardstock.

I cut the ‘December Title Block’ cut file from red cardstock using my Silhouette. I then backed the letters of the cut file with some Christmas themed pattern paper.

I added some Christmas-themed embellishments and some wood veneer stars, enamel dots and of course some black splatters.

I added some yellow water colour around my page to bring in some more yellow to the background.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code:  DECEMBER  to get this design for free.

No additional purchase necessary.   This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 6th, 2019.  

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.   Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.

Thanks for looking,

Rachel x x

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Snowflake Day 4

Hello and welcome to DAY 4 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

It’s Michelle here today to share with you a page I’ve created using the Snowflake Cut File, which is available for free download today (04/12/19) and then for purchase from our Christmas collection after that.

I’ve used the Winter wonderland collection by Heidi Swapp to create this layout as I just love the colours and felt they worked well with the design of layout I was wanting to create. I resized the snowflake design within silhouette studio to 4 different sizes. 1 large piece to layer behind the photo stack and 3 individual snowflakes to ‘hang’ from the top left corner of the layout – to replicate the snowflakes our Elf created last year.

To begin the layout I cut the white cardstock down slightly and adhered to the red pattern paper then got to work creating the large photo stack. I used the larger snowflake as the base and layered a couple of pattern papers under the photos with some ephemera popping out here and there. I added some ribbon to the top of the tag and my title to the top of the photo using puffy letters and an ephemera word.

Next I adhered the smaller snowflakes to the top corner using glue dots, then added twine to each to make them look like they were hanging from the top of the layout. I added a few plain and snowflake sequins within this cluster along with a few ephemera pieces and a splattering of gold colour shine to finish it off

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: SNOWWAY at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 4th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Happy Scrapping, Michelle xx

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Candy Circles Day 3

Hello my creative friends and a big welcome to day 3 of our 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway!

Today’s freebie is this fun Candy Circles cut file!

Melinda is sharing inspiration for us today.

After trying a couple of ideas that I didn’t love (hello recycling bin!) I decided to cut this file on textured white cardstock big enough so I could have it as the base layer behind a slightly smaller than 4″x 6″ photo.

For some reason, I have been on a “add a pattern paper border” kick with my pages of late so I trimmed down my marshmallow cardstock and chose a pattern paper to mount behind. I did also add a machine stitched black border all the way around the cardstock and also the photo. I think hanging around Gwen at retreat last month rubbed off lol

I was in a “get messy in Christmas colours” mood so I grabbed some paints and my trimmed cardstock. Straight away I knew I wanted my main colour to be red (I seriously LOVE a real Christmas red in all my Christmas projects!) so used that as my base layer and added lots of splatters in red, green, black and gold.

While that dried I added a paper layer behind my photo using the PhotoPlay “Kringle & co” collection, some tissue paper and also popped my photo up on some foam.

Time to see how it all looks together! I was loving the direction the page was going but felt the cut file was getting a little lost. My solution was some shimmery white water colour paints from my stash which I just painted straight over the file and then added some splatters while it was still wet. Then I added the same splatters to my messy background.

It’s really tricky to pick up the shimmer on camera but it was exactly what this page needed to make that cut file pop! When I adhered the cut file I added wet glue to only the centre of each of the circles which gave the cut file lift and created shadows.

From here on out I added 2 clusters to the page – one to the top left of the photo which includes the title; and one to the bottom right. I’ve added in a couple of charms from Charms Creations and finished off the page with some gold and green stars. And tiny black splatters!

I do have a process video for you today, just click below to play! I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to get your Christmas on!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get your freebie from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: YESCANDY at checkout to get this design for free.

No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 3rd, 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.  

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out in the Christmas Shop section.  

Make sure you come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!