Hello everyone and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog! This is my last share here for this year and funnily enough I am sharing my final page in our 2018 December Daily album!
I’ve used the TN 2019 Best Yet cut file which I have re-sized to be a little shorter than 8″ tall.
I also worked on both sides of this cut file and used that as the “base” for both the front and back sides. I did include a “how-to” video in my process video which you can watch below but I will also step you through the process! I have cut the file twice for this page to come together the way I wanted it to.
For the front page I wanted to use a photo but I also wanted for the 2019 to be read the correct way when you turned the page so I flipped the cut file on the vertical line so I was working with backwards numbers for the front.
Next I wanted only the outline of the cut file so I released the compound path and deleted all of the internal number lines making sure to not delete the lines between the numbers. I had already edited my photo and re-sized in Photo Shop so I simply dragged the photo into Silhouette Studio and dropped it into the backwards 2019 cut file. I then printed that on my printer with the Registration Marks on and sent it through my Cameo.
Now time to work on the back! I had duplicated the file before I did anything for either side so working with the second file I then copied that so I could get my Cameo to cut the internal pieces of the 2019. Again, I right clicked and Removed Compound Path. This time however I deleted the entire outline piece and all of the internal pieces so I was only left with the numbers 2019. I then did an external off set on the numbers and made the offset big enough that all the pieces overlapped and cut me one file.
Time to assemble and it was simply a matter of adhering the internal number pieces to the outline of the 2019 and then adhering the photo to the back of that. Easy peasy!! I punched some holes so it would fit into my album and added a few embellishments and journalling and my 2018 DD album is DONE!! Yay!
And here is a final shot of the page as it sits in the album.
I really had a lot of fun using this file in a different way and love then end result! I hope I have inspired you to think a little out of the box for your next creation using a CUT to YOU file!! Remember, there is always fun new designs in the store and that Gwen will cut and ship ANYWHERE if you don’t have your own machine – just select the “Custom Cut” version in the store!!
I have had so much fun sharing again this year for Gwen and can’t wait to see what the New Year brings!! Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter 😉
Hello scrapbookers!! I am back today using one of the new releases and I’m so excited to show you this layout!!
My oldest just turned 15 2 weeks ago and it was a little rough! How the heck is he that old?!!! I knew when I saw this TN Numbers cut file that I wanted to use it on a layout about his 15th birthday.
I know what you’re thinking… “But Megan, this is a TN cut file. You can’t use that on a 12×12 layout!!” I am here to show you how you can totally use a TN cut file on a full size layout. And it looks stunning, doesn’t it?!!
I am really loving the white on white look right now so I cut out my file on white and added some splatters behind it to bring a little more attention to that side of the layout..
I wanted to highlight the “1” & the “5” so I backed only those two numbers with purple paper and then watercolored the numbers with a dark purple to make them pop.
My sons favorite color is purple and I LOVE that he’s not afraid to like a “girl” color. I made sure to pick out some fun purple patterned papers to go on this layout for him.
I didn’t do a lot of embellishing on this layout because it doesn’t really need much. I added the black machine stitching last when the layout still needed a black pop of color. I love how that turned out!!
One of my favorite parts of this layout is the stencil I used to add another design on the background. I used an older cut file, Triangle Pinwheel Background, that I had made into a stencil and my Amy Tangerine water colors. I then outlined some of the triangles and added some Morning Dew Drops sequins.
I love using these background type cut files as a stencil! It’s so much fun!!
And lastly, I added some more stitching in the corner with another cluster of sequins and phrase stickers.
I had so much fun making this layout and focusing on this boy who is quickly growing up. You can find my YouTube video below:
Bernii here with you today to share with you a new Travellers Notebook spread in my beloved TN that I picked up from IKEA. I love using this size and and format to memory keep in as the pages come together faster for me and more memories get recorded. So let me show my latest spread in my TN using the TN Speech Bubble cut file.
I love this cut file and originally had the idea that I would use each speech bubble with some journaling of random tidbits from the day. Instead I decided to use it as a layering piece on the left hand side of the spread and teamed it with the new Pink Fresh collection ” Just a little lovely”.
I love the extra layering piece that it gives to the spread and I still managed to get some journaling completed in a few of the bubbles. I decided to decorate over the the two pages and help balance out with the acetate gold foiled ephemera .
Is this not one of the sweetest TN cut files you have seen? I decided not to back the cut file as I normally would as it was just a beautiful and subtle touch.
If you would like to see more TN cut files follow THIS link to take you directly to the store where Gwen has created loads of different cut files to suit any theme or occasion.
Hello CTY friends today is all about travellers notebooks. I am a huge fan of them as they are a quick way to document and journal whilst still keeping it pretty! I have used the TN Fun in the Sun cut file to create my spread.
I cut two of the sun rays, but the second I flipped horizontally using the MIRROR function on my Silhouette Cameo, this way I could create a double page TN spread. I cut it in white cardstock and adhered straight into my TN notebook.
I chose two colours to create the sun rays (I have used Maggie Holmes Sunny Days) and used the Release Compound Path to seperate the rays to be cut, this is a quick and accurate way to paper piece cut files.
I sized the title Fun in the Sun title to fit my page, cut in white cardstock and then used a light pink paper to paper piece and added with foam tape to add dimension.
I then added my photo and embellished to draw your eye to it. I again added with foam tape.
I typed some journalling and added them to the rays.
It is amazing how much you can fit onto a TN page, and like me if you make it a double spread it really is like a mini layout.
Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month! Happy creating!
Hello, Sara joining you today with a brand new travelers notebook insert spread featuring the brand new TN Book Nerd cut file! This cut file collection has so many elements to it! perfect for quick TN pages and other crafty projects!
I painted all the different elements from the cut file collection to perfectly coordinate with the products I wanted to use….I used Shimmerz Paints but any acrylic paint works well!
I love how the title just pops after I added some color and backed the file!
I have a process video to share showing my creation of this fun TN spread-
Be sure to head over to Cut To You Shop and grab this super fun set of files…or have Gwen cut them for you and customize them to match your upcoming projects!
So this is a first for me – my first EVER traveler’s notebook and I love it! I used the TN Go, See, Do cutfile as this was the perfect statement for the first spread as this notebook is going to document our recent family holiday. You can find the cutfile here in the CUT to YOU shop.
The first thing I did was resize the cutfile so that it would fit easily on my page (4 inches across) and then backed it using papers from the Out and About Collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
I then embellished the page with various pieces of ephemera from the same range, sticking to the greeny-blue colours and the yellows.
On the opposite page, I used more of the papers from the Out and About range and I added small photographs of various places we had seen on our holiday, some more ephemera and some puffy alphas to spell out the name of where we had been (which only just fit on the page – more luck than judgement here!)
The spread was finished off with various travel-themed stamped images.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope this inspires you! Remember, there are lots of cutfiles suitable for traveler’s notebooks in the shop which you can find here. Enjoy!
Hi there!! Bernii with you here today sharing with you another travellers notebook spread.
I have been loving documenting in my TN and love it when I can incorporate a cut file to add some interest. So let me show you what I have created with the TN Constellation Cluster Cut file.
This cut file can be used for so many themes and it worked perfectly with these outdoor photos that I wanted to document. I didn’t back each and every star and I like how it turned out. I think sometimes we are tempted and feel that we need to fill and back each cut, but that is not the case.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you find some time to stop by the Cut To You store and check out the gorgeous cut files that are always being added to the site. Especially the Travelers Notebook section which you can go directly too here.