YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Super excited to be joining you today with the very first share as part of our Birthday YouTube HOP! I’m kicking everything off with this page I’ve created of Miss C from a few years back. I’ve used Carta Bella Flora No. 3 papers and embellishments and our ‘Rosey Posey‘ cut file which I have cut out three times and layered to create a floral cluster and background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I also mention in the video our sweet discount happening this month for 20% off everything in the store. Use code CTYCELEBRATE2 at checkout, this is for digitals and custom cuts so go for it creative friends! Code expires 31st July 2020 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

I hope you enjoy the video, be sure to subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment!

CUT to YOU is turning TWO!

Hey there Creative friends! Today I am so excited to be kicking off our 2nd Birthday celebrations. Yep, CUT to YOU is turning two and we have so so many wonderful things planned for you to celebrate! The first I need to tell you about is our month-long YouTube HOP!

I am so excited to share with you that these AHHH-Mazing creatives will all be joining me throughout July on YouTube to share their creations using CUT to YOU cut files and if the sneak peeks I’ve seen are anything to go by you are all in for such a treat! You’ll not only want to join them to see their projects but they all might just have a special discount code for all orders placed in July for you as well, so be sure to be on the lookout for that!

What a superstar line up ^^^ including Missy Whidden, Raquel Bowman, Lauren Hender, Amanda Jane aka Happy Arty Days, Vicki Parker and Sue Plumb along with the girls from our regular DT all sharing this month… and me, I’ll be sharing on YouTube as well! xo

Here are the details of the hop so you know who’s channel to visit on which day:

I also want to tell you about our two challenges running this month.

The first is an Inspiration Board… Simply create a layout featuring CUT to YOU Cut files that is inspired by the Mood board for your chance to win a prize pack! I’ll draw a winner at random so everyone has a chance to win 🙂 Entries close 10th August 2020 and need to be uploaded into the album in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group.

The second is challenge is to let our 2nd Birthday inspire you! You could use 2 photos on your layout or 2 cut files. You could create a double 12×12 layout or scrapbook a birthday celebration, maybe create a page celebrating a very special couple… All you need to do is ensure you include at least one CUT to YOU cut file on your project and then upload to the album in the Facebook group before 10th August 2020 and share with us what inspired you! The winner of this challenge will be voted on by the Design Team! 🙂

I also want to take this moment to thank you all for being part of the CUT to YOU community, I still can’t believe that I am lucky enough to do this as my job and that something that started as simply as me creating cut file designs for myself would grow into the wonderful community and business I have today. All of this would never have come to be without so many of you. I am so very thankful for you all and I still pinch myself whenever I see your stunning projects shared and the encouraging community we have online. Your love of CUT to YOU really means the world!

So, here’s to 2 years of CUT to YOU cut files, and I look forward to what the next few years bring, now let’s get this Hop kicked off!

Drama Teen | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY friends,

I’m back on deck today to share another layout with you featuring one of our fab Cut Files and the Super Cool collection from PinkFresh Studios. I cant get enough of this collection, and I love how we have so many teen appropriate Cut Files to pair it back with.

For this layout, I have used the Chit Chat Cut File which was released a little while ago now. I selected only the speech bubble portion of the file in my Silhoette Cameo software, and then enlarged it so that it would fill almost from the top to the bottom of a 12×12 layout.

I have cut the File using black card stock and then backed it with a piece of patterned paper from the Super Cool collection. To add more interest and to draw attention to the Cut File I did two things – I outlined each of the speech bubbles with white gel pen and then popped each bubble up on foam tape.

I adhered the Cut File to some Kraft card stock on a slight angle, and then started to layer my photos and embellishments overlapping the Cut File.

I love how the embellishments really tie in with the vibe of the Cut File – particularly because I have cut it in black.

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you keep an eye on things over at CUT to YOU HQ – July is going to be HUGE!!!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Precious Moments | Mrs Fox Cut File | Rachel Lowe

Hello crafty friends today I have a layout sharing the super adorable Mrs Fox cut file! All the heart eyes for this cut file.

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And here is my layout!

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Of course she had to be the focus of my page so I cut her at 8.5×8.5 inches and adhered to my background page with foam tape so I could tuck elements under later. I decided to go with a little mixed media background instead of my go to white cardstock so the fox blended in naturally. I then paper pieced the fox by pulling out the sections as I wanted (using the release compound function Silhouette Cameo).

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I then adhered my photo choosing not to mat it as I didn’t want my page to end up look too busy., but added some floral die cuts and a phrase sentiment.

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I added my title by using a die cut and tucking some flowers under the foxes tail. I finished off adding some enamel dots and two puffy stickers. I love how she turned out and I think it goes with the photo of my tribe perfectly!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and head over to the CTY shop to see this and all the other new release cut files.

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Our new Design Team!

Hi Creatives!

Gwen with you today for another special announcement… today I’m introducing to you some more new Design Team members! I love each of their styles and know you will too! Welcome, Belinda, Kelly Janes and Kelly Pyron to the team! xo

Hi! I’m Belinda, mum to two gorgeous young kiddos and a FIFO wife. I live in the beautiful Swan Valley wine region in Perth, Western Australia. I’m a full-time stay at home mum and part time uni student on my way to becoming an Early Childhood Educator. I created my first scrapbook page in 2002, but it’s only been the last 5 years or so that it’s really become my passion. I’m an eclectic, somewhat slow and considered scrapbooker. I love everything pink, stitching, texture and have more recently started incorporating mixed media into my layouts.  

Hi everyone! My name is Kelly Janes and I’m so excited to be joining the Cut to You Design Team! I live in Northeastern Indiana with my husband and son. I work full time outside the home at an orthodontic office, but you will find me in my craft room during any free time!! I’ve been scrapbooking for 15 years, but I didn’t become passionate about the hobby until my son was born. My first paper crafting love is 12×12 scrapbook layouts, but I’ve also recently started weekly Project Life. I’m a Cricut user and I LOVE to use cut files on my scrapbook layouts. 

Hello from Texas!  My name is Kelly Pyron. I am a wife to one awesome guy, mom to 3 precious, grown children, Mimi to 4 adorable grand-loves, librarian and elementary teacher and lover of all things scrapbook related!  I am so thrilled to be a part of the Cut to You design team and hope to inspire you to create and tell your story through scrapbooking!

I am so thrilled to have these ladies all joining the team, and I just know you will love their projects! They all also have YouTube channels so be sure to pop and say hello.

Staying on the team we have, Tamara as the DT co-ordinator, Melinda, Sara, Raechelle, Kirei, Piroska, Rachel and Tarrah. Here we all are below 🙂

I would also like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to Michelle Stokes, Michelle Gallant and Marie Hirst for being on the team, their shares have been amazing! It’s not goodbye as they are all still a special part of our creative family and I’ve no doubt we will continue to see pages with the CUT to YOU cut files on them shared on their socials. xo

Until next time,

Summer Days | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone, it’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring the awesome Summer Days cut file title and some of the cute elements from the Summer Page Builder cut file. My layout share today is inspired by CSI challenge Case No. 322. CUT to YOU is one of the sponsors for the CSI challenges, so why not join in to be in the running to win free cut files?!

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I started out by cutting the Summer Days title and the Summer page builder cut file all from white cardstock, I then backed them all with some of the pretty papers from the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper. Once they were all backed, I added foam adhesive to the bottom of them all. I chose a super cute photo of my nieces in the pink Summer gear, it was perfect for this page as the CSI inspiration photo has lots of pink. I adhered my photo in the centre of the white cardstock background with some paper layers underneath. This then allowed me to work out where my title and cloud and sun elements were going to go.

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One of the other inspirations I took from the CSI inspiration image were the pieces of fruit, I just had to include the pieces of chipboard fruit to the right of my photo. I think they look really cute there! I love to layer elements over the top of the cut files, as you can see in the detail photo below, I have added some stickers to the Summer Days title. In the detail photo above I added a phrase sticker to one of the clouds and a cute flair button to the centre of the sun.

On the left side of my photo, I added a phrase die-cut with a tag tucked in and some cherry chipboard pieces, I like how these balance with the citrus fruit on the right hand side. Below the title I added a title sticker, a smaller sticker and a heart sticker too. As you can see in the detail photo below, you can see how the title popped up on foam adhesive creates some shadows and gives dimension. I love how this looks on my page. Lastly I stamped the date stamp, I trimmed down the white cardstock background and adhered the cardstock to one of the blue and white stripe patterned papers from the Sunny Days collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, make sure to check out the CUT to YOU store for all the gorgeous cut file designs that you keep forever once you purchase them once! I hope you get the chance to join in one of the CSI challenges too!

Happy creating!

HOW TO BACK A CUT FILE | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen here today with something a little different but highly requested. I am often asked how I back my cut files, so I thought it would be fun to put together a little video with some tips and show you how I go about it.

If you are just after some quick tips here are my top 3:

  1. Use less glue than you think you need. As you press the cut file onto the pattern paper the glue will ooze out towards the edges so less is definitely more here.
  2. Use scissors you find comfortable to work with, especially if you are doing a lot of backing at once. Choose fussy cutting scissors over regular scissors, you want a scissor that has a fine tip to help you get into tight corners around the design.
  3. Practice, practice, practice…. I promise you will get better and faster at it with time.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I back cut files and find this video useful. While you’re on YouTube be sure to Like and Subscribe for more videos… I’ll be sharing more Scrapbooking process videos soon 🙂

Until next time,

Adorable You | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I have a new layout to share today featuring the new Two Cute Tassels and Adorable You cut files. Im also playing along with one of the CSI Challenge Blog inspiration pieces for June.

I backed the tassels with patterns from a 6X6 paper pad and then added glossy accents to the balls and bows of the tassels to give them some shine and a bit of dimension. Next I added some hemp fiber to “string” them at different lengths from the top of my page.

Behind my tassels I added just a little bit of ink…the ink gives the tassels a little definition against the white cardstock and adds just a bit of color. I decided to pull the layout all together by adding the color throughout my layout.

I added the color and the glossy accents to the title as well. And then I just added a few light clusters of embellishments to accent the title and a small cluster at the top to draw your eye around my layout.

Be sure to grab some of these gorgeous tassel files HERE and while you are there take a peek around. You are sure to find something you love! And if you would like to see more of the details of my project you can check out my process video below.

Have A Lovely Day!
Sara

Happy Times | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I’m back with a second layout for June using a cut file that I have had cut for some time and just hadn’t got round to using! It’s called ‘Doodle Frames Background’ and you can see it here in the CUT to YOU shop.

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I decided to paint each of the frames a different colour to match the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection that I wanted to use. I used some pretty, shimmery paints that I have in my stash that matched perfectly!

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Then using foam pads for dimension I backed each of the frames with a different patterned paper (except the one that my photo was going on).

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I stuck the frames down to the patterned paper background that I had already stitched around with gold thread and splattered with white paint. I added my small square photo and mounted it on foam pads to give dimension.

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Then I just added a mix of matching ephemera, chipboard stickers and stickers to embellish the frames.

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To finish off I added my title into the long oblong frame and some journaling in the space at the bottom left of the layout.

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Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files, along with the latest June releases! And if you want to receive a free cut file every month make sure you subscribe here so you don’t miss out!

Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Crazy Cousins | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY peeps!!

I hope this finds you well, no matter where you are in the world! Today I’m here to share with you a layout I created using the ‘Crazy Cousin Crew’ Cut File.

I manipulated the file quite a bit before I cut it out from white card stock. I erased the word ‘crew’ from the bottom of the file, and duplicated the ‘S’ to add to the end is ‘cousin’. Altering the title like this allowed me to tailor it to my photos whilst still keeping the awesome style of the Cut File.

I used the Pinkfresh Super Cool collection to back each of the letters individually, trying to space out the colours and patterns in the letters. This isn’t something I’m always good at, it takes some forethought and I’m a change ahead kind of girl when I’m designing, but I love how this turned out.

I popped some foam tape behind each of the letters in the title. I love how this raises the title up off the page, and in this instance, allowed me to tuck my photos and embellishments around and under the Cut File.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope my layout inspires you to get creative! We have a big month coming up for July with LOTS of INSPO coming you’re way, so make sure you are with us over at CUT to YOU HQ!

Big Loves, Tam xo