You and Me | Valentine | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends!

I am delighted to be sharing another design team project with you today. This time around I have used one of the fabulous files from KIT to YOU. This month I have been challenged with creating a layout using a cut file cut from black cardstock and I wanted to try creating something different with the Valentine Cut File and Kit from what Gwen has put together in the kit instructions.

 

You can see how I created this layout in my process video:

 

And here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.

 

 

 

 

Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Happy New Year | Khristina Sorge

Hello Friends!

Today, I wanted to create something a little bit different…I love using cut files in various sizes all combined on the same layout so I decided to share a little about that today. The shapes on this layout started as the Gems cut file but I decided that I wanted them to be stars instead so with just a little cutting, I was able to completely change the shapes!

By cutting these cut file circles in a few different sizes, it allowed me to create a really fun and varied diagonal foundation for my layout. I then backed them with a variety of gorgeous patterned papers to really create a bright and bold design. Just like with my project earlier this month, I paired up the white cut files with a darker patterned paper background because I just love how that seems to make everything really pop.

Once I had my cut files all cut in different sizes, I used my scissors to trim away the outside edge leaving me with a bunch of different shapes of stars. This was perfect for my photo of my son being a sparklers expert for the new year. I then simply set to work creating layers with a bunch of patterned papers, tickets, labels, and pieces of ephemera.

I created a fun layered title using some foam adhesive strips and then added just a touch of journaling peeking out from my patterned paper layers. For finishing touches, I added a few burlap stars, puffy stars, and enamel dots. Then, I simply used a few gold ink splatters to tie the look together. Easy peasy!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing how easy it was to alter this set of cut file gems to get a whole different look instead. I want to challenge you to pair up cut files with some dark patterned paper for a fun and bold look this month!

xoxo,

Khristina

Together | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends!

I am absolutely delighted to be sharing my latest project with you today. I used the absolutely stunning Vintage Peony Cut File to create my layout. But for something really different, I turned this gorgeous cut file into a stitching template and hand stitched the most beautiful floral background for my page.

 

You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:

And here are a few more close-up images.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project and I hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Happy 2021 “The good life”|2021|Spring Floral Banner| Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the Cut To You blog today! It’s Josefine here showing you a new mixed media layout using the beautiful 2021 Cut File and the Spring Floral Banner. Yes, I used two Cut File on this scrapbook page!!

First I started with the background. I applied Distress Oxide with a acrylic stamp that looks like a stain and the ink color that I used is “Evergreen bough” With a brush I applied a little bit water to the ink on the stamp for a more watercolor effect on my layout.

When the Distress Oxide on my background is dry it’s time to started with the cutfiles. First I placed my “Spring Floral Banner” on my background and under the floral of the cutfile I placed some Flower die-cuts (see photo) from the beautiful “Daydream” collection from Cocoa Vanilla. This way I make layers with my die-cuts and cutfile.

I made four banners from the design papers of the “dayDream” collection, cut on size and stitched them with silver thread. I placed the banners on my layout with the photo on top. I also put some die-cuts and paper flowers on my page.

Now it’s time for the second cutfile. I used the 2021 cutfile as part of my title. I backed it with acetate decorated with silver dots. I edited the bottom of the 2021 title with silver glitter. After that I stitched it on my layout with silver thread and decorated with a word strip “The good life” and a paper flower. Finally I make white splashes with gesso for an extra festive look!

I hope I was able to inspire you with my layout! I wish everyone a beautiful day and enjoy creating! XoXo, Josefine

Love | Khristina Sorge

Hi friends! I am super excited to be sharing my very first design team project with everyone today. I wanted to create a quick and easy impactful layout and one of my favorite ways to do that is with a darker background paired with the contrast of a bright white cut file.

This cut file is just perfect for tucking in behind your layers and I love how it mimicked the look of the floral crown in my photo. It also helped this layout come together SO fast even though it packs a punch!

Here’s the Floral Edge set cut file that I used today…..Isn’t it just gorgeous?!?!

I have a process video to share with you today as well talking thru how this one came together.

I can’t wait to see you guys try this idea of a dark background with a white cut file as a way to create a unique look! Here’s a couple of close-ups of my layout….

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo, Khristina

This Is So You Buddy | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am happy to be sharing my first design team project for November with you today.

I have to admit that I just love working with the KIT to YOU cut files and kits. They are such a fun and easy way to flex your crafty mojo to create quick and easy layouts. But today I wanted to share with you a different way to use your KIT to YOU cut file.

I loved the Segmented Circle Cut File and KIT and thought it would be perfect for my boy themed layout. I knew that I wanted to include some repeated circle elements so I cut four copies from black cardstock sized at around 4.5 inches.

I used a variety of coordinating patterned papers to fill the segments in each of the Segmented Circle Cut File sections. I chose a mixed-media patterned paper for my background and added a little more mixed media to really build that visual interest.

I adhered my four circles down in the middle of the page and then got stuck into creating some interesting layers behind my photo. For added interest I created my title using four different alphas or words and adhered those down at the base of my photo.

I added my journalling directly underneath in strips that I typed up on my typewriter.

I finished off my layout by created a couple of clusters of layered embellishments on either side of my photo. And added some arrows pointing towards each of the four corners of my photo + embellishment clusters to really help draw the eye into the middle of the page. And of course, I had to add my scattering of Nuvo drops for that finishing touch.

If you’re interested in seeing how this came together in more detail, I’d love for you to check out my process video below and let me know what you think!

Happy Days | Belinda Jane

Hello creative friends! I’m delighted to be sharing my second project for the month with you today. This time I wanted to show you how you can get two layouts from one cut file by utilising both the cut file and the negative piece. And for this I knew I wanted to use one of the fabulous KIT to YOU products.

If you’re not already familiar with the KIT to YOU products, you can read all about them here.

I used the String Art Circle Cut File + Kit to create this first layout really quickly and easily by following the instructions laid out in the kit PDF. I used supplies from my own stash, and of course added a little of my own personal touch to complete the page.

Then I used the negative from the String Art Circle Cut File to create this gorgeous layout. Aside from  providing me with a really impactful background to begin with, by using the negative (or offcuts) I also minimised wastage of cardstock.

To help the pieces really pop off the pretty floral background paper, I added some light pink hand stitching around each piece. The larger pieces I adhered to the background with some adhesive foam, the smaller pieces were glued down with wet adhesive.

I added some simple patterned paper layers behind my photo. My journalling was typed onto a 3×4 card and layered on top of another patterned 3×4 card. I added some interest to my title by choosing to use two complimentary fonts.

I created a small cluster of layered elements on the top right hand side of my page, and on the left hand side of my photo. And to finish off, I scattered around some really pretty translucent enamel dots in complimentary colours.

I am SO pleased with how this layout turned out. And I loved being able to get more “bang for my buck” by creating two layouts from just one cut file.

If you’d like to see how I created this page in more detail, please check out my process video below.

Sunny & Bright | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share with a Kit To You cut file. When I cut out this file, I had planned on doing a boy layout but it was so pretty with these papers my whole planned changed within minutes!

This was such a simple way to use a cut file. I just used the pattern paper as is and glued it to the back. I usually would have cut out every piece with different papers but I really like how the striped paper looked.

This cut file is very versatile. It could be used for any type of layout. I’m going to use it again for a Christmas layout!

This was a quick and easy way to use a cut file. I then just needed to add some embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Live In Wonder

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using a Kit To You file and the February Hip Kit. This cut file is so gorgeous I may have to use it over and over!

I backed all the flowers of this cut file with the same multi colored paper. I love how even though the pattern repeats itself, it all looks different just because of the colors.

I then used a green paper to back up the leaves, because leave have to be green right?

I love how using a cut file can make such an elegant background!

Thanks for stopping by!

SO CRAFTY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share. For today’s page, I’m working with one of the exclusive cut files from the KIT to YOU scrapbook kits. I wanted to show you a fresh idea with the kit still following along with the design and step x step instructions but also mixing things up a bit to create a fresh new looking page. These really are kits you can use over and over; they are made to help inspire you to use up that stash!

I’ve started the page by backing the cut file, this one is called ‘Mason Jar Bouquet‘. For this, I’ve used the Simple Stories ‘Hey Crafty Girl’ collection. I love the fresh colours in this line and I really liked the ombre stripe paper and thought it was perfect for the Jar part of the cut file. For the floral parts of the file I’ve used a selection of their spotty patterns, and some bright green for the leaves.

Below you can see the details in the cut file design. I made sure to choose a pattern paper that was bright and quite a saturated tone as I didn’t want to lose any of these pretty details. I’ve simply glued the file to the pattern paper and then fussy cut around the edge.

Next, I have mounted my photo in the same pretty orange/pink tone and stitched around the edge. I’ve positioned the cut file and my photo onto my background so it is now time to add in the embellishments.

This collection is for documenting all things crafty and I’ve really run with that. Keeping with the original design of the page from the kit, I’ve created a cluster near the bottom right-hand corner of my photo. To do this, I’ve really just auditioned various elements until I was happy with how it all looked. I decided to add in my title here, it worked really well layered across my photo.

I’ve also added details around the neck of the jar (similar to the kit) and some above my photo. You might notice that the placement of the title is different, I’ve just switched a few elements to suit. It really does give a totally different look to your page with very little changes from the kit instructions.

This page came together super fast with the help of a plan from the kit. As I mentioned, all I really changed up was the colours of the pattern papers and the embellishment types to suit the theme of my page. I’ve switched out a few of the elements and created a fresh new design. You really do not need to re-invent the wheel every time you create a page.

I hope this inspires you to get working with the KIT to YOU kits, and your cut files… they really are so fun to work with.

Until next time,