Love Your Selfie | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends, today I have this fun layout featuring a selfie of my cat and I (yes he always is on my craft desk getting into some mischief!). I have used the fab Love your Selfie cut file.

I have used this bright and beautiful collection by Cat Martin and Pretty Little Studio Colour Me Happy.

I decided to cut this cut file in black to make the bright colours of this collection really pop. I then created a vellum shaker pocket for the lens.

I used a pink cardstock which I embossed with a polka dot folder, this really adds texture and definition to your layout.

To add a 3D effect some of the letters I added with foam tape and others with glue.

I next started to embellish around my cut file add them with foam tape slightly over the camera so elements are tied together.

Lastly I added some light splatters of black paint to break up the white background paper.

I really love to create layouts every now and then that are modern, bright and fun! This cut file is certainly a must to have in your cut file library that’s for sure! Head to the CTY shop to see all the cut files. Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month with some Christmas inspiration.

BOO BOO BOO| Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a spooky layout featuring the awesome Halloween 1 cut file. I don’t know what it is about Halloween but I just love documenting it!

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The cut file was cut using black cardstock and although I cut out the entire design, I decided to leave off the half spider web part, I have put it aside to use on another project. I felt like it would have been squashed on the page and may have looked out of place, I am happy I left it off.

I just recently purchased the Hey Pumpkin collection from Crate Paper so I just had to use it for this layout of my lil pumpkin, Amelia, my gorgeous niece! How super cute is that photo?! The Boo title connected to the spider web was perfect too as Amelia looks like she is jumping out of the pumpkin and saying Boo! So I backed the ‘BOO’ title section with one of the papers in the collection and then added craft foam underneath, I love the dimension this brings to the page, I even added tiny strips of craft foam under the spider web to help it sit up too!

Above the spider web was the ideal spot to place my photo, I layered a tag underneath the photo and added some embellishments here. On the spider web, I added the white chipboard spider web and some wood veneer stars. On the title section, I layered more chipboard pieces, cut outs and puffy stickers. The pieces I chose help tell the story, I love the piece that says, ‘You’re the Pumpkin to my Spice’!

The Halloween 1 cut file would look great cut out in white, orange and purple too! I would love to see how others use it. Make sure to share any of your projects in the CUT to YOU Community Facebook group!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my layout. Happy creating!

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!

The Sweet Life | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I am back with a new layout using The Sweet Life cut file.

For this layout, I am scrapping photos of my grand-love and her friend getting pedicures. This is a back-to-school tradition in the making. The past couple of years, the weekend before school starts we like to go for a little pampering. It was a fun girl’s day, for sure!

I cut The Sweet Life title extra large to make it the main element on my page. I glued the outline portion of the file directly to the cardstock and popped the actual letters up on foam tape for some added dimension. I used a white Posca paint pen to outline the edge of each letter. I think this gave the letters more definition and interest.

Here is a view of the cut file from the side, so you can see the dimension and details of the title.

I didn’t go too embellishment heavy on this layout, because the title makes a BIG statement and too many extras might make things a little too busy.

This was a fun layout to put together and I love that Gwen’s cut file designs make putting a layout together so quick and easy! If you would like to see the process video of this layout coming together, you can see it below.

I hope you have a great week and that you find a little scrappy/pampering time during this busy time of year!

Happiness | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!!

Can you believe it’s September already!! Crazy! There are some fabulous new releases available this month, but today I’m here to share with you a fresh take on an older file.

I have used the My Happiness Cut File for the title of my layout. In the Silhouette Studio software, I have erased the word ‘my’ and then rejoined the lines in ‘happiness’ to create a single word title. I also resized the file so that the word ‘happiness’ covers nearly the full 12in of my page.

I backed the Cut File with a single piece of patterned paper, first tracing around the file and then cutting out with scissors. I then adhered the file and tidied it up and got into the nooks and crannies using my craft knife. It’s much easier to use your silhouette software here as well, but I batch cut my files, so I often don’t know what I’m going to do with them later.

I added craft foam behind my Cut File, and then adhered it to a darker strip of patterned paper to really make it pop. I added a strip of scalloped paper to soften the transition to the main background. I then tucked a word sticker to the top left, between the title and main background, for balance.

I added my photo to the right of my page to again create balance against my large title. I have created lots of layers and tucked my embellishments in tightly for the same reason. To finish off the page I added some black doodling.

Thanks for stopping by today

Big loves,

Tam xo

Sunshine, Rainbows and Happy Days | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends! For those who know me know I LOVE rainbows and just had to use this new release one Sunshine Rainbows cut file

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I have used the new collection by Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park. fullsizeoutput_56c1As I knew I would be using bright and bold colours/patterns I cut in white cardstock. I used white glitter on the words that would remain white, it shows beautifully in real life (not so good in my photos), also adding some dimension and texture. Next I chose my four rainbow pieces keeping it fun and vibrant. Once I adhered these to my white cardstock I added machine stitching using a turquoise coloured thread.Untitled-4

Untitled-5I added a foam sticker rainbow from the collection to finish off my rainbow. I next added my photo (that sweet treat is worthy of being scrapped!!!) using a bright coloured mat which I used foam tape to adhere so I could tuck elements under and over my rainbow and photos.Untitled-6I added embellishments around the phrase of this cut file to draw your eye.Untitled-7

Untitled-15Some of the letters I added with foam tape and others I left flat, this certainly adds visual interest and keeps your layout from appearing ‘flat’.

This cut file is the complete package, a beautiful rainbow and layout title all in one!  To see all the other August new release head to the Cut to You shop

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Rachel X

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You are Awesome | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps!!

Tamara here today to share my latest layout featuring the fabulous ‘You are Awesome’ Cut File from the CTY shop.

I am loving creating in a 9×12 format at the moment, and as such I have cut the file 10in wide. The height of the Cut File then really dictated the structure of the layout, and where the patterned paper I have added to my background fit.

I started by backing the Cut File with patterned paper, using one solid piece for the wording, and then another paper to back the stars. I chose to leave the ‘o’s open, and love how this makes the stars pop. I then used foam behind the whole Cut File to lift it off the page.

By using two 3×4 photos, I was able to tuck them in around the Cut File. I love how this let the stars at the top of the file overlap my photo.

To finish off my page, I have tucked in some more layers and embellishments around my photos, as well as at the top and bottom of my page for added balance.

I love the way this page has come together. Super cute and bright, with the Cut File and photos as the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Big Loves, Tam xo

Sunshine, Rainbows and Happy Days | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU friends, Melinda here on the blog with you and I’m so excited to share my latest creation with you!!

For today’s page I have used the oh so fun and happy “Sunshine and Rainbows” cut file which I have cut using 2 pieces of white cardstock.

This page has lots of stuff happening but it was so so fun to put together and oh boy am I happy with the end result!! If you click play below you can see all of the different (and fun!) techniques I have thrown together to create this page!

I hope this inspires you to in one way or another as I have used lots of different techniques, maybe one you haven’t yet tried!! And ontot he close ups!

Remember to sign up over here for the awesome twice monthly freebies that come with the newsletter! And finally, make sure you check back into the store often as Gwen uploads new designs every single month. And remember, you can order custom cuts and have Gwen send them to you ANYWHERE in the world!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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Floral Love You | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to spend with your hobby too. As I spend my last days of the summer holiday, I enjoy making layouts with flowers on them. But who do I want to deceive? I just love flowers, so I always find reasons to add them to my works. ;-P

This time I have chosen the Floral Love You cut file and the new Celebration collection of Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew.

First I cut my title, the Floral Love You cut file from smooth white cardstock and fussy cut the flowers of the This Story paper. I wanted to make a wreath with them, so I cut some leaves from the Leaf Duo cut file also, and made the base of the wreath with 8 leaves.

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I backed the title using the other side of the This Story paper.

I needed more flowers so I fussy cut some from the Progress paper as well.

As I needed some bigger ones too, I stamped two flowers with the Celebrate Us stamp, once on white background, once on the pink part of the This Story paper. I used my Altenew stamps to colour them using the stamp set.

I added foam adhesive on the back of the Floral Love You cut file and added it to the wreath. I really love using a wreath design, it makes a layout come together very fast. My title is now part of the wreath, just as my photo is.

I backed my photo and added it so, that it reaches the wreath. This time I used phrase stamps of Ali Edwards for my journaling. I hope I could inspire you to give these cut files a try! Go to the CUT to YOU shop and get some of the amazing new cut files!

Oh So Happy|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!

I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.

I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .

I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.

I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara