The Big 1-5! | Meggy Blethen

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:

Happy B’Day | Bernii Grof

Hi there,

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.

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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”.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Till next time

Bernii xx

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Travellers Notebook | Fun in the Sun | Rachel Lowe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I then added my photo and embellished to draw your eye to it. I again added with foam tape.

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I typed some journalling and added them to the rays.

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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.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month! Happy creating!

Rachel X

Book Nerd | Sara Scraps

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!00C23F7A-FA92-4BE0-8C73-B14658944C26

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! C2B3A732-3F29-4319-94B8-4D034800BC1E

I love how the title just pops after I added some color and backed the file!

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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!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Rainbow Vibes | Tamara Buckler

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share with you some fun layouts I have created in my traveller’s notebook using CUT to YOU Cut Files.

To create this spread I used the new Rainbow Days Cut File. I was inspired by the thumbnail to cut it out of black card stock, and I’m so happy I did as it makes the colours in my rainbow really pop!

I have to admit, I found it a little tricky to put a different paper under each arch of the rainbow, but I’m so glad I did!

I echoed these colours in the Rainbow Days title, again with the Cut File in black, and I think this looks really sweet and gives lots of impact.

The second spread I wanted to share today is one using the Make Waves Title Cut File, which is not specifically designed for the TN but I was able to make it work.

I resized both the titles and the waves in the file to be the right dimensions. Due to the proportions of the title, it worked best to flip this on its side.

I cut the word ‘make’ from a second sheet of paper, and stuck it on some thin foam tape to make it pop.

I resized and merged the waves to fit to the right side of the spread, backing them in a few spots with some patterned paper.

Thank you for stopping by today. I would love it if you stopped by the Facebook group to share some of your TN creations, I’m always on the look out for TN designers.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

GO, SEE, DO | Marie Hirst

Hi Guys,

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!

Until next time,

Marie x

Let’s Go | Bernii Grof

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

Till next time

Much love

Bernii

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