LOVELY LIFE | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back with you today for some more Scrapbook inspiration. Today I’m diving deep into my stash and using one of my all-time favourite collections from Cocoa Vanilla Studio called ‘Bohemian Dream’. I’ve also pulled a sweet pic of Miss C taken a few years ago now. I’ve teamed it with the ‘Triangle Pinwheel‘ cut file which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page. Lots more details to see below.

Here’s a closer look at the cut file I’ve used. This one is nice and fast to back and I think adds a really striking element to the page. If you are new to working with cut files, this one is a great one to get you started.

To create my page, I’ve begun by backing my cut file design, I’ve simply backed each triangle one by one mixing and matching pattern paper scraps. I wasn’t too careful about the colour placement, I just made sure that no two colours were side by side. I’ve then added this whole piece to the cardstock background of my layout and stitched around the edge.

Next, I’ve mounted my photo with a 1/4 inch frame and added some stitching. I’ve then locked in the position of my photo onto my page.

Next up, I’ve worked on my title. I knew I wanted to use a larger title for this design so it was important to get it into position early in the design process. I just love the bold white chipboard I’ve used here.

Next up, I’ve created my main embellishment cluster. I pulled this ‘Charm Creations‘ heart from my stash and added that to some die cut embellishments and a flair from the collection. I love the different textures here.

I’ve then gone ahead and added in two smaller embellishment clusters mainly made up of the die cut ephemera pieces and some word sentiments. Most I’ve added on 3D foam tape for dimension.

The clusters help draw the eye from the top left hand corner of the photo down to wards the bottom left hand corner of the page. I’ve kept them pretty simple as I didn’t want to cover up too much of my fun cut file background.

AND, that is the page complete. Thanks for popping by today creative friends, I hope this one has inspired you to get creating. As always, I love seeing what you make so be sure to tag me on social.

Until next time,

Love You | Kirei Baldwin

Hi again CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with my second layout for the month using another of the fab new September releases…. I loved the Rocket cut file and initially was going to use it with some pics of my nephews however once I got started decided that it was going to be perfect for one of my lovely husband! You can find the Rocket cut file here in the CUT to YOU store.

I cut the rocket and stars out in white cardstock and then backed them with some patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ collection that I still have in my stash. I used foam pads when attaching the patterned papers to add dimension as that is probably my favourite technique when using cut files!

You can see I backed the star cut files with stars from one of the patterned papers, then added a swoosh from one of the striped patterned papers in the matching colour as I thought it created what looked like movement coming from the shooting star.

Once the rocket and stars were all backed I stuck them down to my background which is a very old October Afternoon paper that I have hung onto as I knew it would come in use one day!

I then added my black and white photo that I layered up with five different coordinating papers that I had , I stuck it down with foam pads on the top edge only so that I could tuck in the bottom edge just under the cut file. I tucked in a few stickers and a ticket from the matching ephemera.

Finally I added a title using the word ‘LOVE’ from the coordinating title pack, I mounted this to some of the yellow patterned paper so that it stood out more against the white cardstock of the cut file. Then I cut up some of the words to get the letters ‘Y’, ‘O’ and ‘U’ and stuck them down directly to the layout. I finished off with the sticker saying ‘To the moon and back’.

At this point I decided it needed something else on the background, so added some little stars that I stitched with silver thread, this just added the extra texture that it needed and I was happy!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU store to see all of the fabulous cut files available and if you want to receive a FREE cut file each month then subscribe to the newsletter here…. see you all next month!

Happy Scrapping!

Our Little Baby | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the many great cut files of the September Release there is a cute little one, which I chose for my layout today. The Little Romper cut file is perfect for all those baby photos & memories, and it would be also great for cards 😉

For my layout I chose the Little You, an older collection of Crate Paper. First I cut the Little Romper cut file from white cardstock, then I chose a patterned paper, called Little Nose for the romper. First I cut a 1″ wide border from that dotted paper, and added a 11″x11″ white cardstock on it. I wanted to machine stich the border, but my sewing machine didn’t want to sew the zig-zags: I had 2″ with thread and 2″ without when I realised that something is wrong… 😦 In order to save the paper, I decided to make the holes with the machine, thus I run over it without yarn, and then hand stitched it. So instead of 5 minutes it cost me more than an hour 😛

I backed my cut file and then started to make the layout. I chose a photo where my daughter was about 7 weeks old, starting to recognize her surroundings. I backed my photo with some patterned paper and also made some frames similar to the one from the cut out embellishments.

Finally I added some chipboards, stickers and cut out embellishments to decorate my page. Finally added some thread for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Go and grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop! 😉

Halloween Banner | Raechelle Bellus

Hello! The Hoiday Season is coming upon us, and while I am generally not a huge fan of Halloween, I do enjoy creating Halloween-themed projects. I was digging through my stash and came upon this cute little 4×4 Acrylic Banner set and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase all of the current Halloween cut files featured in the CUT to YOU store.

I’ll show each of the banner sections below, but first here are the cut files I have used to create this project.

The first two are brand new this month: Ghostly and Halloween 2, the third is an older one: Halloween 1.

I’ll showcase each piece of the banner in order from left to right. In all there are 10 pieces. Most of them have a component of at least one cutfile, some more. There are also a few that do not feature a cut file, but I will share them anyway.

I added some tangled up thred behind the web just to add some more texture and whimsy to it.
I just had to add one of the cute little ghosts to this one.
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I cut the web off of this and focued on the “Boo’s” since I used the newer web.

Another featuring no cut files.

That adorable ghost is peeking out in this one, too.

I popped the ghosts with foam and adhered them a bit askew to create some whimsy. Each of the faces are backed in black cardstock. It’s not noticeable through the photos, but I sprayed all the ghosts with some white shimmery mist (I did the same to the cobwebs).

I used the same thread technique with this one as well.
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Lastly, I again removed the web from the “Boo’s” and popped in a couple of ghosts.

I hope I have inspired you to create something Halloweeny with these fun cutfiles!

Be sure to share your projects with us at the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

Such Pretty Smiles | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I’m so happy to be back with you today sharing another layout. This time I have used the Chevron Bouquet cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This file is so versatile and you may have seen a few of the other DT girls using this file in different ways…like Kelly here and Belinda here. I have used it differently again!

From the first second I saw this file, it gave me pocket vibes… like in the front of an old library book or on the back of your jeans. So I set about making a pocket and tucking my photos as some tags in!

I started by backing the floral element, and then the bottom section with some kraft cardstock. Behind the top portion I added some patterned paper that had a doiley element which fit nicely in behind the floral.

I have added some paper layers to anchor the pocket. And then to finish off the page, I added lots of sweet embellishments. I love how this all came together!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re staying well and safe.

Big Loves, Tam xo

First Birthday | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my latest design team project with you. And for something a little different I have created a coordinating two-page layout to celebrate my son’s first birthday.

I knew the Confetti Background Cut File just had to be used for this birthday layout and decided to use it for the right had side of my spread. I wanted to create the effect of two-toned confetti falling down the page. To achieve that I randomly backed some of the confetti circles with glitter cardstock, before mounting the whole page onto a soft blue polka-dot patterned paper. I also added a hand-stictched border with blue thread.

There was a lot that I wanted to say about this ocassion so I kept the design of this page pretty simple to allow for lots of journaling strips. I added some visual interest to my photo by adding a few layers of patterned paper, adding some dimension (using chipboard leftover from some packaging) in between some of the layers.

I created a small cluter of embellishments to the bottom right of my photo using some cute boy-themed ephemera.

To balance it out I created another small cluster of embellishments on the top left of the photo. With all of the visual weight hanging toward the top of the page, I added some layered strips of patterned paper and a small cluster of stars down the bottom of the page. And of course I finished all three clusters off with some nuvo drops.

For the left-hand side page I created my own custom cut file using the text tool in the Silhouette studio software. I cut a giant number ‘1’ and backed it using fringed strips of patterened paper. I nestled three little custers of embellishments around my photo to help draw the eye. And finished off with a title using an alphabet die.

And since I also needed to create layout to celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, I went ahead and duplicated the layout using a different set of products to go into her album! I love these kind of time-saving shortcuts.

If you want a more in depth look at how this layout came together, please go ahead and check out my process video below.

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Together | Our Story Cut File | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Our Story cut file.

I love this cut file with the gorgeous book and title. I have used Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection. I chose a background paper and splattered some gold lightly over it. I then cut my title in a blue and the book in a cream. I decided to use two patterned papers for the pages.

So my pages appear to be slightly ‘up’ I did not adhere the top of the pages (cream cardstock) this way they have a natural curve up. I added a sentiment sticker with foam tape to add height on the left side of the pages. Next I added my photo.

I added my photo (of me with my tribe) with foam tape and tucked a flower under the frame. Then it was about adding those smaller details that pull a layout together. I added two flower die cuts to the top of my page, layered and the top one with foam tape. I added tiny flowers over my title, a phrase sentiment over the heart and an adorable bunny!

Here are some more photos of the book part of the cut file:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way! Head over to the Cut to You shop!

Play Time | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my first layout for the month using one of the lovely new Sept releases and I just had to use this one with all the cute hanging hearts! It’s called ‘Heart Drop’ and can be found here in the CUT to YOU store…. 

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I cut the ‘Heart Drop’ cut file in white cardstock and then backed all the hearts with some lovely bright patterned papers from Paige Evans ‘Go the Scenic Route’ collection that I raised up on foam pads to add dimension as I love that on my layouts!

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Then I added pink, orange and turquoise paint to my background as I wanted the cut file to stand out from the plain white cardstock. To add my colours I used the packaging technique, drying with a heat gun between colours so they didn’t blend into each other, and then finished off with lots of paint splatters flicked with a small paintbrush. 

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I attached my white cardstock background to a coordinating patterned paper frame and then stitched around the edge with pink and turquoise thread.  

My two photos are mounted on patterned paper and then stuck down to the top of the cut file using foam pads on the top edge only. I tucked in some matching ephemera around the photos. 

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I added some chipboard and enamel hearts to echo the hearts in the cut file, and some butterflies from the matching ephemera.

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To finish off I added a title using the bright matching alpha and some journaling.

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Thank you for stopping by this month! Don’t forget to check out all the rest of the fab new Sept releases in the CUT to YOU shop.

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Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

SWEET AND SASSY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back with you today for some more Scrapbook inspiration. I hope you are ready for some bright fun Spring colours. It’s not long turned Spring here in Australia and I am so happy to be getting into some warmer weather and really enjoying creating with some bright fun colours. Today’s layout is a silly happy snap that was taken last Christmas by my daughter using one of those fun filters on her phone. I’ve teamed it with the ‘Hearts on Strings‘ cut file which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page. Lots more details to see below.

Here is the cut file I’ve used… a really fun and simple design that was super easy to back and a fast way to get a page put together.

So, as I mentioned, the page began by cutting out the design nice and large. I’ve then taken a mix of the pattern papers from the collection and backed the hearts. I’ve not taken too much care with the colours, I was just careful to not have too many of the same colours grouped together. I’ve then placed foam tape behind the design and centred it onto my page.

Next, I’ve simply backed my photo with another pattern from the collection. It’s a really fun photo so I did want to play with the patterns on the page as well to create a fun feel for the layout. As you can see below, I’ve added my signature stitching detail to the photo as well.

To keep the design fairly simple, I’m working with my embellishment clusters positioned around the edges of the photo. I want to add this detail but I don’t want to cover up too much of the cut file in my background. It’s a bit of a balance here so I would recommend keeping that in mind when you are working with cut files as background features.

I decided on one large main cluster on the right of my photo and then two smaller ones (one on the left and one on the top) and these balance out the page nicely. I’ve really just mixed and matched elements from the collection until I was happy working largest elements to smallest.

I’ve finished off the page with the ‘Love you More’ die cut piece and a couple of fun red puffy hearts as well as these super sweet die-cut bees, so sweet!

Thanks for popping by today, I hope my page has inspired you in some way, be sure to tag me on social if it does so I can see what you have made!

Until next time,

Shine|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.

I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.

I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.

I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.

I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.

As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.

Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara