Travel Everywhere | Rachel Lowe

Hey all Rachel here, here is my first layout for October and I have used the gorgeous  Travel Grid cut file  (yep I love grid layouts!) . This time my theme is photos from a trip to Italy, picking some highlight photos. I have used Pebbles Inc Adventure Awaits collection.

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I cut my grid is a bright colour as I wanted it to contrast against my dark blue background. However I did adhere it to a white cardstock so when I embellished they would not not get ‘lost’. My grid is cut at 10×10 inches.

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Before adhering my grid down I added die cut flowers to each side, tucking them slightly under before sticking it down on my blue base paper which I did with foam tape to create dimension.

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I added my photos first (from a trip to Italy).  I cut the word TRAVEL in a floral paper and added with foam tape to create dimension. If you use the release compound function on Silhouette you can drag each letter out of the grid which makes it easier to cut in papers other than the grid cut cut out. (I only have a Silhouette Cameo but I am sure other cutting machines would have a similar function).

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I created a sub title by using one of the squares adding the country and date.

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Then the fun bit to embellish the squares. Again I used foam tape to add embellishments for height. Some embellishments I layered over each other and some flow into the nexr square.

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I added small puffy stickers to each grid keeping the travel theme in mind. You could of course add lots more photos to this grid layout.

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Well that’s it from me today, thank you for stopping by and I hope this layout using this gorgeous TRAVEL grid inspires you to get out some holiday snaps and create your own scrapbooking memory!DT Announce Rachel Lowe

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Hello there, Bernii here with you today!!

I am here to share my with you all my latest layout that I have created again inspired by the new beginnings that Spring seems to symbolise. Now the photo that I scrapped isn’t a photo that was taken in the Spring months, however it is a photo of my daughter turning double digits and it made me think of the new beginnings she will face. To symbolise this a little more I chose a butterfly cut file to represent her change into the next stage of her life. So let me show you what I have created.

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Now this particular background cut file is the Butterfly Cluster Cut n Stitch , although I only used the butterflies cut file and also decided to cut two of the  clusters so that I could have them cover most of the background from left to right.

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I love how the butterflies just seem to sit on the page delicately when backed with patterned paper and vellum. I didn’t want to embellish the layout too much as I wanted the butterflies to stand out , and to help the butterflies seem like the wings are fluttering I only added glue to the body .

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I then added the ” Life Captured” title and only a smattering of embellishments from the latest CVS collection . Lastly, I just jotted down some thoughts on the moment that I captured.

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Well thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to try ad carve out some scrapbooking time this Sunday with some CUT to YOU files.

For all of the newest releases make sure you head over here in the store and remember, Gwen also does custom cuts which means if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen will cut them and send to you anywhere in the world!! Awesome service!

Till next time

Much love Bernii xx

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TOGETHER FOREVER | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share using my very first Travelers Notebook cut file!  I’ve made a stack of these for the TN peeps out there, (you can shop them here) and always said, these are great for scrapbooking too and today I thought I’d show you!  This photo was taken at my wedding 18 years ago and from memory is the 2nd or 3rd wedding photo I’ve scrapbooked.

I started with the ‘TN Together Documented‘ cut file and resized it quite large knowing I was working with a 6×4 photo.  I’ve backed the design with pretty paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Midnight‘ Collection, it really is beautiful for Wedding photos.  I went with a darker paper to fill the hearts in the design and something lighter and soft for the letters.

I’ve then backed my photo with just a single mount for this one and stitched around the edge as I normally would.  I’ve also added 3D foam behind for added dimension and then decided on the position of the cut file and the photo.  I like to nut out this part of the design early so that I have a direction for the page.

Next up, I’ve pulled out some co-ordinating embellishments, most of these from the Die Cut Ephemera pack of the collection as well as my foam Thickers.  I decided to add to the ‘Together’ in my cut file to make the title ‘Together Forever’.

I’ve now added in some more floral elements and this cute navy bow.  I’ve worked in my usual loose, flowing clusters to help draw the eye around the page and finished it off with this sweet flair from Felicity Jane.

And that was the page done AND as you can see, even though it is a Traveler’s Notebook design as such, it is also perfect for layouts.  The rectangle format would also work super well with the 9 1/2 x 11 size, so if you love those, the TN designs are for you!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Simple Pleasures/Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! Its Friday for all of you, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to get in some crafting time. I have a new project to share with you that I hope will inspire you to do that.

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I’ve used the Bow Cluster Cut File Those cute bows were just too much to pass up! I paired them with the new One Canoe 2 Willow collection and these adorable photos of my nieces and I. 70577760_10220211448135264_8572947334919356416_o

I altered the cut file with just a bit with ink blending and a spray of gold shimmer to make it stand out and give it a fun golden glimmer.

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Head over to the shop HERE and check out all the wonderful cut files in the shop!

And you can see all the fun details on my layout on my You Tube channel here-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Oh Hello Sweet Summer | Meggy Blethen

Hello Scrappy Peeps! This is Meggy and I’m back to share with you a layout I made using a cut file, Oh Hello Sweet Summer, from the July Release. I loved this cut file when I first saw it and had meant to use it but never did. Now that summer is over I am craving the warmness so I decided to use this cut file. I had some cute photos from June 2017 I needed to scrap so I pulled them out and got to work!

I decided to size down the title and the sun so I could fit the whole cut file on one layout and fit the photos in the middle. I really love being able to do this in Silhouette Studio.

I really love how this whole layout turned out! It worked out that I had these few items sitting out in a pile on my desk. I rummaged through them and found the fun clouds and butterflies.

I love the addition of the butterflies and the clouds..

I made sure to include a tag for some journaling on it.

I loved that this cut file had space for small photos in between the title and the sun shape. I decided that was going to be my design element for the layout.

I kept the embellishing simple so the cut file wouldn’t get lost in the layout and feel too busy.

I love the title and that it uses two fonts. I did consider making the title into a shaker pocket, but in the end I wanted to keep it simple.

Make sure to check out my layout process video over on my YouTube channel. You can also find it below. Thanks for stopping by! Come chat with us in the facebook group and don’t forget to pick up this cut file in the shop today!

One of a Kind | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like it’s been a while since I shared a layout with you all, so I’m please to be back with this pretty little number!

I’ve used the Wedding Cake Cut File to document this photo of my daughters 10th Birthday Cake.

I loved the whimsical look of this Cut File, so I went with soft and dreamy papers from Pink Fresh Studio to back the file.

I backed each portion of the cake and flowers separately and then popped the whole thing up on foam tape.

It was a little tricky to embellish this page, as I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful Cut File. So I worked to keep my clustering tight around my photo and tucked a few other bits under the edges of the Cut File.

This is a pretty simple page overall, but I think the gorgeous and whimsical Cut File does all the work for me!

Make sure you pop over and check out the CUT to YOU Shop to see all the new release Cut Files, or jump over to CUT to YOU HQ for stacks of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves

Tam xo

Getaway Bliss | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel on the blog with you today.

Today I have a couple of different projects to share with you

using the Floral Bouquet Frame Background cut file.

I have used this cut file on a layout of me on our

honeymoon 10 years ago – eeeek!!!!

I really liked the tropical feel to the florals of this cut file,

and I teamed it with a tropical themed paper collection.

I sized the cut file to 10×10 with my Silhouette, and I cut one sheet of double sided paper. I used one side for the outside frame and one side for the inside frame. Using the same sheet of paper ensured the cut lines of my frame would line up perfectly.

I added some tropical themed embellishments and words.

I really love the versatility of this cut file,

and I have also created 2 clean and simple cards using it.

I resized the cut file with my Silhouette and cut 2 cuts from white cardstock.

I then got out my watercolours and coloured one of the cut files. I traced around the second cut file as a template then coloured the tracing. I then adhered the cut file over the ‘shadows’ to create two opposite looks.

I added a simple sentiment to each card.

I added some Glossy Accents over the cut file to add some subtle shimmer.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Take Photos | Michelle Stokes

Hello scrappy friends its Michelle here today. I have a new layout to share with you all featuring some of our brand new floral designs released this month. I’ve used both the Floral Bouquet set and Floral Bouquet frame to create this sweet layout of Leila on her 1st birthday.

I chose both the frame and individual bouquet set to combine together as I wanted to layer the larger florals over the top of the frame and create something similar to a shadow box. To do this I enlarged the frame to just over 9 inches in silhouette studio and erased the outer edge border so that it created a larger inner frame around the page. I resized the large floral from the bouquet set to a slightly smaller size than the largest floral piece of the frame then cut all the pieces out on white cardstock.

I cut the separate piece of florals twice so that I could make use of both the flowers and leaf stems in different ways. Once I had all the pieces cut individually I backed the main frame and extra flowers vellum and left the extra leaf stems untouched

I adhered the extra flower pieces to the frame using tiny amounts of foam tape and bent the leaf stems for extra dimension before adhering with tacky glue.

I chose a super sweet photo of Leila from her first birthday and brought it all together with the stunning Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The perfect accompaniment to the floral cut files

I layered the cardstock frame with a floral wreath pattern paper to make it look like one big cluster of florals and tucked in extra ephemera to compliment the cut files

I added a little extra piece to the edge of the photo that was from the bottom of the frame and would have been hidden from sight.

Lastly a massive splattering of gold colour shine and some enamel dots and I thought it was complete. I tried to work out a large title for the layout, but felt it would overpower the softness of the white on white cut files and all the pretty florals.

Well thats all from me today, Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to check in with us in the CUT to YOU HQ facebook group and share all the things you love about CTY. Also be sure to pop by the shop and check out all the new cut files HERE.

As always, happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

LOVE Your Life | Rachel Lowe

Hey all Rachel here! Today I have a layout to share using the gorgeous cut file, the heart grid background

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I love this for two reasons, it is a grid design and it has a title included! I have used the new Heidi Swapp collection to create this layout.

Firstly I cut the whole cut file in white cardstock at 10×10 inches.  I the used the release compound function and separated the letters and hearts. I cut two each of the letters, one in pink and then the other in the black & white leopard paper. I slightly off set each when I added to the grid.

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Next I embellished the hearts, adding the paper heart with foam tape and then embellishing each one. I wanted my layout to have inspirational quotes to fit with the theme of my daughter.

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I next added paper pieces to the squares and continued the theme of using inspiration quotes and embellishments.

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To break up the white I added brightly coloured paper strips around the edges. You could of course add more photos to this layout, paperback behind the letters, cut in a coloured cardstock, the  creative possibilities are endless.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful creative week!

Rachel X

LIVING THE DREAM | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you popping onto the blog today.  I have a new share with a file I’ve been meaning to work with for a while.  It’s called ‘Quad Frames’ and when I designed it, I had in mind the grid design scrapbook pages that I love the simplicity of.  Funnily enough, though, my first page working with it turned out to NOT be a grid design at all!

 

As I mentioned above, the idea for the page actually started with the cut file ‘Quad Frames‘, I had this one on my list for a while now to create with and had planned to make a grid design page.  I also had on my desk the latest collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios which I am crushing over right now, and this picture of my husband, daughter and myself in a helicopter flying over the Grand Canyon!  I have had this photo in my pile to create with for years now and just couldn’t get the colours to work, until ‘Unforgettable’ came along, it was a perfect match.

The Quad Frames design was cut as large as I could on the 12 x 12 cardstock. I then pulled out some Shimmerz watercolor paint.  I’ve coloured each block of the design in a new colour and initially was thinking of keeping the blocks and doing something in a tone on tone look for each square.  Pink elements on the pink block, green elements on the green block etc.

It was at this point that I realised that the photo was just too large (width ways) for that to work and I didn’t want to reprint smaller or crop it any further, so I changed plans.  I decided on a vertical design with the photo in the center of my page.  I mounted it on a pretty floral paper and stitched around the edge.  As always I’ve added stitching here too.  This same paper I’ve used for the outer edge of my page and added stitching around the edge as well.  I do this a lot because I feel it really pulls the elements of the page together.

Next, I stuck down the cut file keeping everything really centered and then added my photo on top.  I’ve then gone ahead pulling out lots of elements from the collection and adding pieces working from the top to the bottom of the page down the centerline.

I’ve just kept auditioning elements until I was happy, being careful to consider how the eye will be directed around the page and how all of the elements tie together.

I’d really loved the sentiment ‘Living the Dream’ because this America trip was a dream come true for me, I had always wanted to go to Disney Land and the Grand Canyon for a white Christmas and it was so good to be able to go and do that and give that gift to our daughter.  Lots of journaling on the back of this page for this one!

And that was the page done!  I love how the cut file frames the design for this one and that even though the page wasn’t what I had initially thought to do, I still love how it turned out.

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,