DESIGN TEAM CALL OUT!

Love our cut files and want to join our team?  Now’s the time!

Requirements:

  • Create 2-3 papercraft projects per month using our cut files, based on a monthly theme.
  • Post your work to our blog and share in our Facebook group (CUT to YOU HQ).
  • Share your work on your own social media (Blog, Facebook & Instagram.  YouTube shares will be highly regarded, but not essential.)
  • Participate in the CUT to YOU HQ Community group on Facebook and be an ambassador for all things CUT to YOU.

For this term, we are looking for designers who own an electronic die cutting machine.  Silhouette, Cricut or Brother Scan and Cut owners highly regarded.  Design team members will receive a generous amount of cut files to create with during their term and a generous discount for extra purchases.

If you love our designs, we’d love to hear from you!

To Apply:

  1.  Tell us all about you!  Where are you from? Describe your style and let us know about your previous design team experience. What brand of machine do you own?
  2. Let us know your links.  Please provide us with all of your social media links including, your blog, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (if applicable).  Include any galleries where you share your projects; we’d love to see them all.
  3. Samples.  Please attach TWO samples of recent projects that best showcase your design style and how you will use our cut files.  These do not have to include our designs, however, applicants who do will be highly regarded.
  4. Email your application to: createdbygwen@outlook.com by Saturday, 30th November 2019 (AEST).
  5. Share this call out with your friends on social media.

Open internationally to lovers of our cut files.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Guest Designer – Amy Churchward

Hey Creatives!

Amy is back for her second guest designer share for the month.  **Spoiler alert, it’s amazing!  Check out all of the details:

As soon as I saw this ‘Loops of Love’ cut file, I knew that this was just the thing to be placed with the photo of the loves of my life. I predominantly tend to scrap boy layouts. After I applied texture and colour to my background, I sprayed the cut file with black ink. When placed over the background really pops big time!

After I adhered my layered photo over the cut file, I set to work on the ‘Months’ cut file.

The photo was taken in January in Western Australia. I adhered washi tape behind the cut file to be used as my title. I am rapt with how it really pops here!

Finally, for my little cluster in the corner, I trimmed and inked the ‘TN Love You’ cut file.

I then placed some embellishments over the heart cut file.

Overall, I am very happy with how this page came together.

Thank you for popping by – I have very much enjoyed sharing as a guest designer.

Amy 😊

I hope you have all enjoyed Amy as our Guest designer, I love how different her style is and how she has shown the cut files in such a cool way!  Thanks so much for joining us this month Amy!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Guest Designer – Amy Churchward

Hi Creatives!

Introducing another fab guest designer we have lined up for this month.  Many of you will know Amy Churchward, and if you haven’t met her yet or seen her wonderful projects you are in for a treat!  She is an amazing part of the Aussie scrapbook community and has worked with many Aussie businesses and I’m so so glad she is joining us this month!  Check out her first project below.

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be here! A little about me – I am married to a wonderful husband with two active boys. Seeing as I have boys, I tend to be drawn to masculine pages with a mixed media style.  Here is my first project:

The geometric background fits perfectly here. I love the funkiness of the ‘Sketchy Squares‘ cut files. I have placed this over the darkish mixed media background.

The white ‘Sketchy Squares‘ were just the thing to break up the background. I love how it really lifts the page…

…and you know what I also love… I don’t own a cutting machine, so the lovely Gwen does ‘Custom Cuts’ for you! This is a beauty as the cut file comes to you ready to go!

Thank you for popping by!

Amy 😊

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

 

 

‘Lego Boy” Kirei

Hey Creatives!  Gwen with you back on the blog today to share the last project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin and I think I might have left the best until last, I just love this cut file and what she has done with it! #legorules

and he comes with a friend!

Here is what Kirei said about her project:

This is such a fun cut file and I knew I had to use this as I had the perfect photo of my husband posing proudly with his finished Lego London bus! I mainly used papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Boys Rule’ collection to back the Lego Boy cut file which I then stuck to my layout. I cut a wavy piece of green patterned paper that I used as something to stand him on as he looked like he was floating otherwise! I added the one photo that I just tucked into the side of the cut file and then finished off with some matching embellishments and alphas from my stash. The finishing touch was the cute bow that was perfect on my Lego Boy!

You can shop Lego Boy here, and Lego Girl here.

I’d also love to take a moment to sincerely thank Kieri for joining us as a guest this month and creating four wonderful projects.  It’s been so great to have her on the team.

Until next time,

Guest Designer Mandy Miles

Hey Creatives!

Gwen back with you on the blog today sharing the second part of our special Guest designer Traveler’s Notebook feature!  As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve invited papercrafts dynamic duo Sue Plumb and Mandy Miles to share some of their latest Traveler’s Notebook spreads with us; so if you missed Sue’s share yesterday, be sure to catch that one too.

Today, you are in for a treat because Mandy has created three spreads and they are all fabulous.  First up, this super cute spread with her darling puppy featuring our ‘TN Heart Banner‘ cut file.

I just love how she has taken the time to back each heart in a different colour to create a pattern that coordinates with the colours in her photos.  So sweet!

Next up, we have a more geometric style design, this one featuring our ‘TN Faded Grid‘ file cut from white cardstock and then coloured in a funky grey using watercolours.  The beauty of our custom cuts is that they are all cut on white card, meaning you can colour or emboss to whatever colour you’d like.

I love how Mandy has used the top part on the left of her spread and the bottom on the right side of her spread, and the files work as the base for her embellishment clusters, it really helps everything come together for a cohesive look.

Last, but not least,  she’s pulled out the bold colours of America to document her trip with the ‘Together Documented‘ file.  You might also recognise the red heart in I heart NY and around her spread?… They are the insides of the hearts from the heart banner she used in her first spread, simply coloured red… very clever!

How cool does the file look over the top of this aerial view of the city!  Here you can really see how they work in the rectangle format for this style of creating.

I hope you have enjoyed the pages Sue and Mandy have shared, I love how very different they are, and how they have shown off the designs.  If you are a TN lover, I’d love to see your pages in the HQ group, or simply tag us #cuttoyou AND you can catch all of our Traveler’s Notebook designs here.

A big thank you to Sue and Mandy for joining us this month!

Until next time,

 

 

Guest Designer Sue Plumb

Hey Creatives!

I hope you are all doing well!  Gwen with you on the blog today with a special Guest designer Traveler’s Notebook feature!  I’ve invited papercrafts dynamic duo Sue Plumb and Mandy Miles to share some of their latest Traveler’s Notebook spreads with us and I just love what they have put together.   To date, we have over 30 different TN designs; each has been created specifically for the format of a standard Traveler’s Notebook and as you’ll see over the next two days, they really take a TN spread to the next level!

First up, Sue has created this SUPER fun spread using our ‘Superhero Page Builder‘ cut file.  Now, this one is not technically one of our TN designs, however, as you can see, it works so fabulously on this spread!  There are so many pieces to this file, and they can be sized to fit a TN so easily.

Sue has cut the elements from the file in black cardstock which really makes it pop off her spread!  This effect also means you don’t have to spend the time backing the files and that extra layer of paper adding bulk to your notebook.  I love how she has combined that black with the super bright red and yellow, definitely worthy of her twin Superheros!

See all of the Traveler’s Notebook designs here and be sure to pop back tomorrow to see what her sister Mandy makes!

Until next time,

 

“Floral Frame 01” Kirei Baldwin

Hey Creatives!  Gwen with you back on the blog today to share the latest project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I am really loving the variety of the pages she has created for us, she really is showing off how versatile cut files can be!  This one is super soft and pretty, see all the pretty details below!

**This design also comes in a 6×4 frame – Shop that here.

Here is what Kirei said about her project:

The Floral Frame 01 cut file is so pretty and I decided to use vellum to back it as it gives such a delicate, soft look. I used the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Just A Little Lovely’ collection to compliment the cut file which I attached with foam pads to the sketchy floral background paper. I then mounted a square black and white photo onto two of the patterned papers and attached that to the center of the cut file frame. I pulled out some of the more peachy pink embellishments and the title from the collection and finished off with lots of sparkly sequins.

Until next time,

“Better Together” Guest Designer Belinda Jane

Happy Monday Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today to share Guest Designer, Belinda Jane’s second project for you this month.  This one absolutely has my heart, all that stitching is divine.  I have really loved her shares this month!  Thanks so much for joining us Belinda xo 

I’m really excited to be sharing my second project as a guest designer for September. I fell totally in love with the ‘Spring Roses‘ Cut n Stitch file when I saw it in the shop. It felt like the perfect base for a layout that shared a photo of my husband and I as I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of journaling to go along with this photo so I could really let the creative aspects of the layout take center stage.I started by setting up my layout in Silhouette Studio. I duplicated the cut file making one slightly smaller. I then split the file in two and cut the outline of the roses from plain white cardstock, with the stitching holes for the leaves cut into my background paper. I then got to work stitching around each of those white roses using a graduated toned embroidery thread that perfectly matched the dress I’m wearing in the picture. I wanted to bring a little bit of watercolor into this layout. I took a fresh piece of white cardstock and covered the entire background in a few different muted peachy-pink tones and used that to back my stitched rose cut file. In hindsight, it would have been much easier to stitch those delicate roses after they had been adhered to the backing paper! Then I used a pale green watercolor inside each of the leaf outlines on the background paper before stitching around those with green thread.The layout came together pretty easily after that. I trimmed down my background paper and added a very thin mat using the watercolor background paper I had created for my roses. I distressed the edges of the background to give it some nice texture and interest.I adhered the stitched and backed roses into place on the background paper using a quick-dry wet glue. I grabbed a bunch of papers from my scrap stash and added lots of complimentary layers to back my photo before adhering that to the layout as well.I used a gold foil thickers title of “Better Together” along with some of the chipboard hearts from that same chipboard sticker set. I also added a sprinkling of blue enamel dots here and there. I kept the journaling super simple and nestled that in under the title. I finished off the layout with some gold splatters.

I will confess that this layout was more time consuming and labor-intensive than I usually like. But that finished product just makes me so very happy.

Belinda Jane

Love Belinda’s work?  You can catch her on Instagram here, and she also has a process video on YouTube which you can watch here.

Until next time,

‘Squirrel’ Kirei Baldwin Guest Designer

It’s the weekend Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today with you to share the latest project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I just love the colours in this one! Perfect inspiration for our friends in the Northern hemisphere who are going into Autumn/Fall.

SQUIRREL

I loved the ‘Squirrel‘ cut file and had the perfect title to go with it! I pulled out the One Canoe Two ‘Goldenrod’ collection that I’ve been hoarding and cut the ‘Squirrel’ out from one of the patterned papers, which I then backed with more of the coordinating papers all raised on foam pads. The landscape design patterned paper was perfect for my squirrel to sit on! I added a couple of photos and a few of the matching embellishments from the ‘Goldenrod’ collection and of course my title… ‘Nuts About You’!

You can shop our ‘Squirrel’ cut file here.

Until next time,

“Spring Garden” Kirei Baldwin Guest Designer

Happy Thursday Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today to introduce our next Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I have admired Kirei’s work for some time now, I just love her use of colour and the wide variety of pages she creates and I know you will love her too.  We are super spoilt this month with her creating 4 projects for us, with this being the first one.

SPRING GARDEN

I loved the combination of the title and flowers in the ‘Spring Garden‘ cut file and decided I wanted to back it in some lovely bright colours to go with the Spring theme so chose the fab  ‘Horizon’ collection from Pink Paislee. I raised the backing for the flowers and title on foam pads but attached the backings for the leaves directly to the cut file. I wanted to add a little more texture behind the cut file so used a butterfly stencil and some white texture paste which gives just a subtle amount of detail. I used two small photos backed with more papers from the Horizon collection that I tucked into the right of the cut file as didn’t want to cover too much of it up! To finish I then added some of the lovely floral matching embellishments and a strip of paper to the top and bottom of the layout just to pull it all together.

You can shop our ‘Spring Garden’ cut file here.

Until next time,