Darn It | Sunburst Heart Cutfile | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this ever so sad puppy layout featuring the beautiful Sunburst Heart cutfile. I thought that the Pinkfresh “Keeping It Real” collection was the perfect vibe for this tricky day for Blue.

I just had to do some hand sewing on this cutfile! I used a pale pink for the center of the heart and a nice aqua to back stitch around the entire cutfile. I love how it came together. I thought that the layout needed a bit more punch so I backed the bright yellow patterned paper with a gorgeous floral.

I layered embellishments by the same collection, grabbed some very old alphas and included some flair to bring it all together. I do love this one!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hey friends! Erica here and I am so excited to be back on the Cut To You blog! 

Today I have a fun patriotic layout using the ‘Fireworks‘ cut file from Cut To You! This file is so much fun and I backed it with fun papers from The Land That I Love collection from Doodlebug Design

I used a piece of white textured cardstock for my background and added some silver mist splatters! 

I dipped a thin paint brush into the silver mist and then splattered all around the page. I love the look it gives behind the cut file! I used two square photos of Mr. Liam Jay in his Rad, White & Blue shirt and his star sunglasses! Perfect photos to go with the Fireworks cut file!

Grab this fun Firework patriotic cut file in the Cut To You shop and get 20% off with code HEARTERICA at checkout!

Thanks for popping by today!

Magic | Spring Floral Banners | Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am SO excited to be sharing a scraplift of one of the boss lady – Gwen’s gorgeous layouts as part of the 3rd birthday celebrations this month! Happy birthday CUT to YOU! The layout directly below is my interpretation of Gwen’s gorgeous layout!

The Spring Floral Banners cut file is the cut file design we both used on our pages!

This is Gwen’s gorgeous layout that inspired me featuring the Spring Floral Banners cut file, you can see that I was inspired by the cut file and how Gwen added 2 photos on her page.

I cut the cut file design from white cardstock as I mostly do and then went ahead and backed all the florals and banner sections with different patterned papers from the Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection. Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to my chosen background paper with craft foam to pop it up off the page and create some dimension and shadows. I then trimmed down this background paper so that I could add a border paper. I only had one sheet of the outside border paper left and as I wanted to add this to one of the banners, I improvised and gutted the middle of the paper, no one would ever know! I love all the gorgeous colours that are in the cut file.

I then placed my 2 photos similar to how Gwen had placed her photos. My youngest niece turned 4 a few weeks ago and she is a crazy horse and unicorn fan!! My sister got her a horse ride for her birthday and she was OVER the MOON!!! She absolutely LOVED it! The photos show you just how much she loved it! I found the unicorn chipboard piece and added it to the photo on the right to make it look like Olivia was riding the unicorn instead of the horse! Super cute right?!

I added my title ‘Magic’ in a similar place to Gwen, as I only had one word instead of 2 like Gwen, I made it work. I added embellishments like chipboard, ephemera, clear stickers and phrase stickers to help enhance the cut file design, to help tell the story and to also balance the entire page. You will notice that I have created some visual triangles with colours on the layout, this definitely helps to make a layout pleasing to look at. I stamped the date stamp on a journalling sticker and called my layout finished. I LOVE how it turned out. Thank you so much Gwen for the gorgeous inspiration layout and for the push to scrap lift one of your beautiful pages!

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you liked how I scrap lifted Gwen’s layout as much as I enjoyed creating it? Make sure to check out the AMAZING cut file designs in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy birthday CUT to YOU and happy creating!

Shine | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and fresh layout featuring the Hexagon Frame Cut File layered over the Valentine Rose Cut Files. And look at these adorable photos of my daughter getting some fresh highlights!

I backed my Valentine Rose Cut Files with this gorgeous Summer collection by Carta Bella. The tones are just perfect and allow my photos to shine! I decided to add black and white twine around my clusters to add just a little bit more black here and there.

I am currently loving little shiny bits of flair, some splatty bits and tiny words to build out some clusters around and under my cutfiles.

You can see my full process here:

Have the best scrappy day!

Shannon

Happy Birthday | Sunburst Heart Cut File|Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. My little daughter has just turned 8 years old last month – I can’t believe how fast time flies! So I was happy to make a birthday layout for her, with one of the newest cut files from the June Release. The Sunburst Heart cut file is very versatile, you can back it, stitch it, cut it large or small, or as I did it now, you can use it as a “shaker”.

First I cut the Sunburst Heart cut file large, from precision white cardstock. Then I added foam adhesive to it, because I wanted to add some foam stickers in the holes, and I wanted the heart to stand out. This took some time because I had to cut little stripes from the foam adhesive.

When I was ready, I backed the small heart in the middle of the cut file with patterned paper. For this layout I used the And Many More collection of Pink Paislee. I didn’t glue the patterned paper on the cut file, I wanted to play with dimension here too.

I started to fill the cut file with stickers of the collection (candles, confettis), foam stickers (stars) and some other embellishments I found in my stash. I especially like the oval enamel dots of Pebbles, it was great to this layout. I also added some sequins, enamel dots and puffy stickers.

In one secsion I added some number stickers in different sizes – inspired by Steffi Ried – I really love the effect.

I matted my photo with some patterned papers, and glued under the title. Then I started to embellish the page. I added a border on the bottom, then created a cluster near my photo using stickers, cut outs, foam stickers from the And Many More collection of Pink Paislee.

I added a balloon sticker in the upper left corner for balancing the layout. Finally I added some oval enamel dots for the repeating effect.

Would you try to make such a layout? It’s good for using up a lot of embellisments from your stash 😉
Grab some of the new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop, and start creating!

The Happiest Girl | Floral Mandala 2 | Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today and I am happy to be sharing a new girly layout created using the gorgeous Floral Mandala 2 cut file design. I cut the mandala design out from white cardstock and then backed the design with a multi stripe coloured patterned paper.

Floral Mandala 2 cut file

I love how all the colours look behind the mandala cut file. Once it was all backed, I added craft foam underneath and then adhered the entire cut file design to my chosen patterned paper background. I teamed the cut file with the gorgeous Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper. I turned the design so that it had a slight tilt for extra interest on my page. The photo I am documenting today is of my beautiful niece. I adhered the photo on the left of the mandala and adhered a 3′ x 4′ card on the right. I added a metal bow clip to the top of this piece and a die-cut arrow also. Under the photo, I tucked in a pretty tag and tied some string through the hole in the top.

The Floral Mandala 2 cut file is suited to so many different themed projects. It would look great cut out in black as well. This design would also look amazing backed with many different patterned papers to enhance each section of the design. So many endless opportunities with this one!

I added a chipboard title underneath my photo and also a die-cut one, I kept the embellishing to a minimum for this layout because of the busy design and all of the colour happening on the page. I did add another small chipboard piece above the journal card that says ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. I also added a cute chipboard heart to the left of my photo.

Lastly on my page, I stamped the date stamp of when the photo was taken.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you are inspired to create with the gorgeous Mandala cut file. Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for the Floral Mandala 2 cut file and SO many more gorgeous designs!

Happy creating!

CUT to YOU | Stitched Rows Cut File | Keep Reading

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. This time my task was to make a layout with the theme ‘Everyday’. For this prompt I chose a photo of my daughter, who loves to read since she had learnt it. She enjoys it so much, that she even starts reading in the morning, still in her pajamas, and doesn’t want to stop. It makes me so happy, I hope she keeps reading all her life!

For this layout I used the Stitched Rows cut file and the Keeping It Real collection of Pinkfrsh Studio. Here is my layout:

First I cut the Stitched Rows cut file from white precision cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I left it on the cutting mat, and got out my Catherine Pooler ink pads and started to colour them. I used Catching Rays, Do-Si-Do, Sangria, Drive-In, Cummerbund colours.

When I was ready, I got them off the cutting mat.

I glued the cut file on a white cardstock. I added a stripe of patterned paper on the left side, and started to mat my photo with some patterned papers.

I added lots of flower cut outs and phrasel cut outs, foam stickers to the layout.

Finally I added my title and my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get out your ink pads and colour a cut file. Get some new ones from the CUT to YOU shop! Have you seen the new release? 😉

Dude | Pie Graph cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a boy themed layout for our boy feature this week! Have you checked out the Boyzone section in the CUT to YOU online store? Its full of awesome cut files suitable for all your boy themed projects! I chose to use the awesome Pie Graph cut file for my layout today.

Pie Graph cut file

The Pie Graph cut file is suitable for any type of project really but don’t you think it looks effective adding boy papers and elements?! I cut the design from white cardstock as I do mostly and backed all the spaces with different boy themed patterned papers from the Bro and Co collection by Simple Stories. I then did another thing that I do frequently and that is to add craft foam underneath the cut file! I then adhered it to my chosen background patterned paper. Its great how you can rotate this cut file to suit your photo and embellishments you may want to use. I love how the white pops against the blue in the background paper.

As I placed the cut file the way it appears, I chose the widest opening part to place my photo. I like that I was able to layer and tuck things in here to draw attention to my photo. I added my large chipboard title starting in the bottom right corner of my photo and filled in the gap on the right of the photo with some die-cuts. I decided to eave some of the other gaps free of any embellishments so as not to overcrowd the page too much. I felt that the cut file and the photo with minimal embellishing makes a good impact and tell the story of my photo. You could most certainly add embellishments or even some machine stitching to the gaps.

I really like the dimension and shadows the cut file gives with craft foam underneath. It is especially handy to have them popped up if you want to tuck things in and add things in later like I always do when I create! Is this something you do when creating? I am always lifting things up and fitting things in later when I find the perfect embellishment later on after almost finishing a page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy themed layout and that you are inspired in some way to create a boy themed project using the CUT to YOU cut files!

Happy creating!

Moments Captured| Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the blog of Cut to you! So happy you stopped by! I had the opportunity to create another beautiful layout with these amazing cut files! The theme is floral and I chose the following two cut files “Daisy Trio” and “Flower Crown

I grab a white cardstock sheet. I start making a mixed media background and for that I use Distress Oxide “mowed lawn” using a clear stamp that already looks like a stain. I stamp some ink on the clear stamp and spray it a little bit wet with water and then stamp several times on the cardstock. This is how I create a watercolor look.

When I’m done stamping I make some more splatters with the distress oxide for a more festive look. I also use some white gesso and make splatters on the background. I let it dry by air. I grab the sewing machine and stitch several circles on the background.
I backed up the “Flower crown” cutfile with different types of design paper and placed it along with the “Daisy Trio” (that I cut out several times) on the mixed media background!

I cut patterned papers to size and place it behind the photo to create some more layers. I adhere the photo with 3D foam tape. I choose several flowers and playfully slide them between the cutefiles. I am happy how it turned out.

Between the flowers and the cutfiles I place word strips a rosette and butterflies. At the top of this layout I placed a perspextives Title “Moments Captured” and at the bottom of this page I added design strips and make some more stitching around the edges with the sewing machine.

Now that my layout is done I am happy with the result. I hope I was able to inspire you with this layout and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog!

Have a great and crafty day!
XoXo,
Jo

You’re my Sunshine|Posey Duo|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome and thank you for stopping by at the Cut to you blog today! So excited to show you a new scrapbook layout that I made with these beautiful cutfiles.

For this layout I used the gorgeous cutfile “Posey Duo“. I cut this cutfile twice and used them as ephemera behind my photo. It looks almost as white lace.

I started with a white cardstock background. I chose a template and used my distress oxide to create a yellow mixed media background using a blending tool for this. At the end I mixed a little bit of water with distress oxide ink and made some splatters. I did the same with the white gesso. I let the mixed media dry by air.

Now I started to place the cutfile on top of the mixed media background. I cut out this cutfile twice and glued it in place as ephemera. On top of the cutfiles I place the photo which I have covered with design paper. I cut some design paper to size and placed it behind the photo to create more layers.

I am starting to decorate my scrapbook layout. For this I use various die-cuts, stickers, labels and enamel dots.Under the title “You’re my sunshine” you see tassels. I made these from design paper strips and cut them to about half size. Then I rolled them up and placed them under the title using a string. I cut two design paper strips to size and glued them to the side of this layout. With my sewing machine I make several stitches. I splash some more with the white gesso and my layout is done.

This is a quick way to create a layout. I hope you got some great inspiration and ideas. Hope to see you next time! Xoxo, Jo