Feel the Magic | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some vintage Disneyland photos. I feel like the Feel the Magic cut file is the perfect fit for Disneyland photos. As a kid and even as an adult, the minute that I walk into the park, I can feel the magic. Even with vintage photos that I did not take I get the same feeling.

I backed the cut file with colorful pattern paper and placed it on a patterned paper background. Even though I had cut the cu file out in white I felt like it was getting lost in the background so I took some silver paste and applied it to the background pattern paper where the cut file was going to sit. I feel like this really makes the title pop off the page without using dimension.

I found that the way the cut file was designed that 4×4 pictures tucked in perfectly, like it was made for them (lol it probably was). I finished the layout off with a few embellishments and I love how this one turned out.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear your crown.

Crystal XO

Happy Days | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some Disneyland photos that my parents took on their trip in 1973. This month the DT is focusing on theme parks. I tried to tell my husband that we had to go to Disneyland so I could have pictures to scrapbook for my DT layouts this month. Sad to say he said NO! It was worth a shot! I am happy to document theses photos.

I chose the Happy days cut file. I decided that since my photos had a yellow tint to them I would cut the cut file out in yellow pattern paper. Plus the flowers behind my mom are also yellow. I love cutting cut files out in pattern paper, to me I feel like it gives an additional interesting layer.

I chose to back the happy in a single pattern paper in green to bring out the grass. For the balloons they screamed to be turned into shaker pockets.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear. your crown!

Crystal XO

True Story Layout | Crazy Love Circle Cutfile | NenaScrap

Hi sweet CTY friends,

It’s NenaScrap here with you today. I’m happy to share with you this summer layout with the gorgeous Crazy Love Circle cutfile.

This is the first time I use a cutfile directly in the background. I immediately loved the font and the circular shape of the Crazy Love Circle cutfile.

I chose the beautiful Wonders collection by Paige Evans. I love these bright colors. I cut my cutfile in white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and I backed it with this sort of watercolor paper from Wonders. It looks like you can see a rainbow behind the white cardstock through the letters of the cutfile.

I worked my layout on 2 opposite areas on the circle. On one side, I positioned my matted photo with several pieces of paper and embellishments. My title is a foam sticker from the Brave And Bold by Amy Tangerine collection.

On the other side, I positioned embellishments to visually balance the layout.

To accompany my circus performers, LOL, I created a flight of butterflies that give an upward movement to my layout. This is reminiscent of the upward movement given by the photo.

I really like how this layout turns out and especially the energy that the Crazy Love Circle cutfile brings. I feel like it creates a moving wheel that takes everything in its circle.

I hope you like this layout and that it inspires you. Check out the CUT TO YOU website, you’ll find lots of great cut files for your projects.

I can’t wait to share some new crafting ideas with you.

Have a happy crafty day.

Hugs & kisses from France.

Sparkle & Shine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a pretty crazy layout with an important message, and I’ve used the fabulous Crossword Background 1 cut file to help me do it.

I have recently had a whole heap of tests done to help figure out why this Mumma is tired all the time, and this included and overnight sleep study. I sent these pics to my kids before bed time so they could see that I was all good, and let them know they didn’t need to worry about me.

I chose this cut file to go with my crazy pics because it felt like it went along with the theme of data tracking that the monitors all over my face were doing. And I’ve used lots of colourful patterned papers to accentuate that feeling, and to tie in all the different coloured wires.

I popped the whole file up on foam to give more dimension. I layered my photos down to the bottom right, not bothering to back any of my little squares underneath. I then built my clusters in a visual triangle around my photos, making them the focal point on a very busy page.

I used lots of sentiments that I felt related to my medical journey, and used the title Sparkle and Shine because that’s what I’m hoping to find again for myself through this process.

And that’s where the important message comes in! If there’s something going on for you that you haven’t managed to get checked out, go and book an appointment now! This is your reminder to take care of yourself! I know I’m looking forward to having some answers soon!

Take care out there in the big mad world.

Big loves, Tam xo

Rainbow Skies | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creatives,

Karen with you today with a cloud and rainbow filled scrapbook layout. The Rainbow Skies Background file was just too hard to pass up when I saw the CSI Challenge Case File #382. So many items from the prompts inspired me right down to the gumboots and I knew exactly what photo’s to use!

How cute is that photo prompt! I would love it if you joined in on the challenge, you could win a store voucher!

I used pretty much all of the file for this one, I have backed some of the clouds with patterned paper and used the cut out popped up on foam for dimension all over the page.

To see how this one developed please check out YouTube!

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy creating!

Hello World | Airport Background Digital Cut File | Crystal Barrett

Hello CUT TO YOU friends,

I am Crystal Barrett AKA Pineapple Papers and I am so excited to be sharing my first design team project with you today! I am working with the Airport Background Digital Cut file.

Airport Travel SVG design for Cricut and Silhouette machines. Cute SVG cut file for Scrapbooking and Vinyl DIY crafts.

I chose to do 3 different techniques with the airplanes. First I painted the insides of the cut file with sliver bells Shimmerz paint.

Then I backed 3 of the airplanes with vellum.

The last 3 airplanes I handstitched with 2 strands of white embroidery floss.

I finished embellishing the layout with items from my stash. I would love for you to join me over on YouTube for the entire process video. https://youtu.be/I-v7i4Htm-A

Remember to wear your crown!

We Fit Together | Floral Mandala 2 | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creative!

I can’t tell you how much I love the Floral Mandela No.2 cut file. It was perfect to creative alongside CSI Challenge No 380. Part of the theme for this month’s challenge is ‘Spunky Old Broads”, I knew exactly what photo I was going to use. It is me and some wonderful scrappy friends who I could no live without!

Once I had backed the file I decided I wanted to extend the file across the page (left to right) so I took a a deep breach and cut a portion off the side. I was certainly relieved when it looked how I thought it would in my head.

The challenge also includes a list of evidence and some of these elements also feature on the page, flowers, butterflies, spring green and leaves.

I created a YouTube vid for this one, I would love it if you checked it out!

I love how this one came together! Thanks so much for stopping by, happy creating!

Joy Joy | Christmas joy digital cut file | Petra de Vroege

Hi sweet Cut to You friends!

So nice to see you again! Yes, I know… Christmas is far far away yet, but I couldn’t resist to scrap last Decembers photo with this amazing Christmas Joy cut file!

I started with (as usual) cutting the file from white card stock. I wanted to create a full background, but wanted to keep it clean, so I decided to place the white card stock on a white background. I glued the file bit by bit… so first the top half of the top row and slowly glued it down. Don’t try to glue this file at once, at least… that didn’t work for me haha.

I cut a circle from my photo and layered it with 2 different design papers. I punched holes so I could cross stitch around the photo.

I used the inner parts of the words as a template to cut the Joys out of 3 different design papers. I distressed the edges and glued them with a bit of foam tape so they are slightly elevated.

Time to glue down the photo. I thought it would be fun to attach a piece of floss so it would look like a Christmas ornament. Some beads to finish it off and voila!

Finish it off with some embellishments and there we are. I loved creating with this file. I love to keep my backgrounds clean but still have the eye catching cut file as its star!

Have you seen the Christmas section in the shop? In my opinion, you an craft Christmas the whole year round!

Happy (Christmas) crafting!


Smile | Diamond Heart cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a pretty scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Diamond Heart cut file

I started by choosing a dark pink patterned paper for the cut file to be cut out from. I knew I was going to place this on a plain white cardstock background so the dark pink was perfect for the contrast. I did trim down the white cardstock and matted the entire page onto a colourful background paper. I do like how this helps the cut file and the elements on the page to pop!

Diamond Heart cut file

I adhered my photo and most of the embellishments that frame the photo on the right of the page, I did keep the embellishments small on this layout so that it did not take away from the pretty cut file too much. I added my title to the bottom of the heart, I chose a teal coloured title as I love pink and teal together so much! I also added a few of the pretty hearts around my page too.

At the top of the cut file, you can see I have added a bow, I just love bows and so whenever I get the opportunity to add one, I do! I think it goes so well in the middle of the top of the heart. I also added some chipboard and puffy sticker floral pieces around the perimeter of the diamond heart cut file. Lastly I stamped the date stamp on a small tag and my layout was complete.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Sadly this is my final layout as part of the awesome CUT to YOU design team for a little while. I would love to thank Gwen and all you amazing readers and crafters for all of your amazing support!

Happy creating!

All this happiness right here | Airport Background | Petra de Vroege

Hi sweet Cut to You fans!

So good to have you back on the blog. Can you believe it? Almost 2022… this year has flown. So, how fitting to use this amazing Airport Background file!

At first I was in doubt wether to back all the planes, or just a few, or not at all… but then it hit me. I wanted to create a background that was popping but not too busy…

the whole process is always different with me… usually I create a background and then pick a matching photo (I always have a bunch of photo’s printed and ready to use), but now I picked my photo first and knew I wanted to create a background that matched that sky in the photo.

I decided to color the planes (and wings) partially with Distress Oxide and distressed the edges. Then I stitched through the planes and folded them a bit to give some extra dimension.

After glueing the background itself, I puzzled all the planes and wings in place. I really love how it turned out, I like how the color pops and how it matches the photo.

Hope you all have a fantastic new years eve, and hopefully all a better and healthy 2022!