Darling Remember This | Rose Garden Camera | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing your lovely layout featuring the “Rose Garden Camera” cutfile. I knew that I had to use it with the Maggie Holmes Garden Party collection. It is the perfect combination of a bold, graphic camera and light and airy floral bits.

I started with a couple of gorgeous gold Shimmerz Paints and then two beautiful pinky rose shades. I had myself a time layering the colors to create a lovely background to highlight my Cut To You cutfile.

You can see here how lovely the cutfile looks when layered between the mixed media. I made sure to tuck floral ephemera here and there to further accentuate all of the florals.

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

CUT to YOU | “Chasing Rainbows” & Extra cutfiles | Chasing Rainbows | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends, Melinda here with you today sharing this super fun scrapbook layout!!

One cut file is VERY obvious and it’s the “Chasing Rainbows” cut file which features front and centre on this page!

However, I actually used bits from 2 other cut files as well!! Let’s start with those clouds in the background which came from the “Summer Builder” cut file set…

Which brings us to the final cut file and that GIANT rainbow in the background!! That came from the “Sunshine Rainbows” cut file.

I pulled out the Jen Hadfield “Reaching Out” collection for this and paired some Distress Oxide ink colours to go with it. Tattered Rose/Fossilized Amber/Bundled Sage/Faded Jeans for the rainbow. And Stormy Sky/Pumice Stone/Hickory Smoke for the clouds.

I used blending brushes to create my background after I cut paper stencils – with some not so great cardstock in my stash – with my cut files.

The “Chasing Rainbows” cut file was cut on white cardstock and backed using the “Reaching Out” 6×8 paper pad. I used these papers to “match” my distress oxide ink colours for the rainbow in the cut file and then the beautiful floral design for the words.

A few final touches, including some rainbow stitching and sequins and my page was done!!

I just love how this came together in the end and if you’d like to see my process hit that play button below!! I do hope that you enjoy!

As I finish up this post I wanted to make sure that you knew that there are now cut file bundles available in the store!! So super fun and a great way to “stock up” if you have something you love to work with!! Like in this “Rainbow Bundle“, this has to be my fave, of course!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that perhaps you’ve taken away some fun and different ideas on ways to use cut files other than simply backing them!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel

CUT to YOU | Happy | Ferris Wheel Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. When I first saw the Ferris Wheel digital cut file, this photo came in my mind. Unfortunately the amusement park in Budapest has been closed, but you can ride some of the old machines in the City Park. This mini ferris wheel is also there, so tiny but still fun.

First I cut the Ferris Wheel cut file from white cardstock. As the mini wheel on my photo is coloured blue, I decided to back the Ferris Wheel cut file with blue tones. I used the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose the tiny floral paper and the leopard patterned paper from the 6″x8″ paper stack and the Bright Side paper from the 12″ paper pad.

I chose the Just Chillin’ patterned paper for my background. I matted my photo with the same patterned papers and glued the cut file on the background paper. I placed my photo on right bottom side of the cut file.

Then I started to embellish the layout. I added a phrase sticker and some puffy stickers from the Sunkissed collection, and a title cut out from the Midnight collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I really like how this monochromatic layout has turned out. Have you already used this cut file? If yes, show us in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group!
And now had onto the CUT to YOU shop, and grab some new cut files to work with! 😉

**CUT to YOU friends from Europe, visit the CUT to YOU Etsy store to buy the cut files. You’ll find the Ferris Wheel cut file here.**

Beautiful|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Vintage Pram cut file. I paired the file with a vintage photo of my grandmother (circa 1930)

I chose a color palette of kraft/white and soft peaches, pinks…with a pop of dark green for contrast. I love how these colors set off my photo and the cut file.

My photo is not the best quality. I digitized the original and cleaned it up..but let’s face it…the photo is 91 years old. printing it small helped and adding the large cut file and creating a layout with a vintage mood helped to enhance the photo.

I kept the title small. This layout will be in my heritage pages of my grandmother’s similar baby photos so it will flow seamlessly in the book. Overall, this cut file was perfect for this heritage photo! Do you have heritage photos to scrap?? I recommend heading over to the SHOP and grabbing some files!

You can see all the details and a bit of a chat over on my channel today-

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | One Big Adventure | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Do you like reading? I do. I even have to be careful because if I start to read, I won’t do anything else! ;-P One of my biggest joys is that my 8 years old daughter also loves reading. I still read her bed-time stories, but during the day she also reads some other books on her own. Some of them still have lots of photos, others only alphabets… there is so much to choose from, right? And fortunately she likes it, and enjoys this activity. So I snapped a photo of her, totally in her book, reading on the balcony.

When I saw the September CSI challenges, especially Case File No. 367, I knew I wanted to scrap this memory. I chose a cut file that is not especially for reading, the One Big Adventure cut file from the August Release, but reading is like an adventure, right? We can travel to places, we would never go to, doing things we never would in real life, it is like living thousand lifes.

First I cut the One Big Adventure cut file from white cardstock. I wanted to use a design paper of Alexandra Renke, so I fussy cut the book stacks and the reading girl from that design paper.

Then I chose some patterned papers for the background. The One Big Adventure cut file looked great unbacked, so I only backed the word adventure. I teared the patterned papers and glued them on a white cardstock, then I added foam adhesive to the cut file and glued it on the patterned papers.

Then I added my photo and some fussy cut book stacks to embellish my layout. I added my journalling and was ready. Sometimes less is more – I like this simple layout – I hope you’ll like it too!

Now get over to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some new cut files to get creative with! Remember, it doesn’t have be perfect or complicated, just have fun! 😉

CUT to YOU | Our Little Sweetheart | Rose Garden Frame cut file | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. When I first saw the Rose Garden Frame cut file, I knew I want to make a layout with it! You know I love flowers and couldn’t wait to back it and make a layout with it. My perfect photo for this cut file was made in July, when we went on a holiday with the family for some days. Blanka’s hair was made by her brother’s girlfriend and she looked such a big girl with that messy bun! And of course sooo very beautiful too, that I had to make some portraits of her! 😉

First I cut the Rose Garden Frame cut file from white cardstock. As the colours of the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio matches totally the dress on the photo, I began to back the flowers in the cut file with matching colours from the 6×8 paper pad.

When I was ready I’ve been looking for a matching background paper, and thought that rainbow paper (called Bright Side) would look great with the rainbow coloured cut file.

I glued my photo to the cut file and placed the cut file on the background paper. Then I wanted to add more flowers to the layout, so I fussy cut some flowers from the Growing Wild patterned paper.

Finally I added my title – I chose some die cut titles from the Daydream collection: Our Little SweetHeart. I glued them on the rainbow, added my journalling and was ready.

I hope I could inspire you to use this beautiful cut file! You can find the Rose Garden Frame cut file and many beautiful cut files among the new release. So head on to the CUT to YOU shop and wishing you many crafty days! 😉

Chasing Rainbows | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and colorful layout featuring the gorgeous “Chasing Rainbows” cutfile. I love that it comes in two different pieces to tailor it to your specific project. I used the whole shebang and then brought in lots of Shimmerz Paints, SpiegelMom Scraps sequins as well as the Simple Stories “Sunkissed” collection.

Here is the gorgeous cutfile in question:

I used a whole bunch of Shimmerz Paints to alter my project. I used a single gorgeous blue tone for my clouds and then came in with a couple of sequin mixes to create a shaker pocket for the rainbow area.

Here’s another closeup where you can see that I created a rainbow of color across the Chasing Rainbows words:

You can see my full process here:

Have the best scrappy day!

Shannon

Sweet Friends | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m sharing my first layout for August and this time I’m using the lovely Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file as a background piece…. you can find it here in the shop! I thought it was perfect to go with the pretty Maggie Holmes ‘Garden Party’ collection.

I firstly painted the cut file with soft shimmery pink and sparkly green watercolours. Once it was dry I backed the rose and leaves with vellum and the polaroid element with a floral patterned paper. I love the delicate look the vellum gives to the cut file, and still allows the background to peep through.

Then I used the packaging technique to add more of the pink watercolour to an 11″ x 11″ white cardstock background and when that was dry added pink and gold splatters. I stitched that down onto a 12″ x 12″ black and white zig zag patterned paper frame.

I added stick foam pads to the back of the polaroid part of the cut file and stuck it down to the background, before adding my square photo that was mounted onto one of the patterned papers.

There was a fab floral paper that I fussy cut a couple of large pink flowers from and then tucked them under both sides of my photo. They were only stuck down in the centres so that I could curl up the petals for added dimension.

Then I went through the matching embellishments and added house, butterfly, cupcake and bow stickers, puffy floral and heart stickers, gold glitter epoxy hearts and a word banner.

To finish off I added a title using the coordinating word Thickers and alpha stickers and popped some journaling just to the right side of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

CUT to YOU | Love You More | Love You More Title Digital Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I am so happy and feel so honored that I have been asked to continue working with CUT to YOU, with these amazing cut files! 🙂 For today’s post I chose the Love You More Title cut file, and was inspired by the iNSD 2021 moodboard of Scrapbook Werkstatt. I really liked the lilac on the moodboard and the colours, so I wanted to show them on my scrapbook layout.

First I cut the Love You More Title Digital Cut File from white cardstock. This time I didn’t want to back it, so I went on making my background. I made a circle on a white cardstock using the packaging technique with a Catherine Pooler ink pad (colour Sweet Sixteen).

Then I fussy cut the circles of a patterned paper from the Watercolor Floral collection of Prima Marketing Inc and I arranged them in a circle. I glued down the cut file and placed my photo.

I cut little flowers from some patterned papers of the Watercolor Floral collection with a WRMK flower punch, to create the lilacs. I glued them inside of the cut file. I really like the special effect it gives to the cut file.

I hope you liked my inspiration. Have you seen the August release of the new cut files? If not, go to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some new cut files to work with! 😉

Pool Cocktails | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! We have a celebration this month as it’s CUT to YOU’s 3rd birthday! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday! To celebrate each of the Design Team are scraplifting one of Gwen’s past layouts…. I chose one she did back in March 2020 which you can find here, and I followed the design of the layout by using a large cutfile to the left of the photo.

I chose the fun Tropical Punch cut file which can be found here in the shop as it was perfect to go with my photo of a past holiday back in 2019 to St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

I decided to back the cut file using different patterned papers from the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Sunkissed’ collection. The different pieces were all raised on foam pads to add dimension.

Once I placed the cut file on my white cardstock background I realised it needed something more behind it to ground it and help it stand out more. So I added a smooshy teal background using the packaging technique and some lovely shimmery watercolour paints from my stash. Then I finished off with lots of splatters… and once dry, I stitched it using gold thread to a frame of yellow cardstock.

I tucked my photo, which was mounted on one of the patterned papers from the collection in just behind the bottom right flower on the cut file.

I picked out some of the fun coordinating ephemera, clear stickers and gold hearts from and created two embellishment clusters to the bottom left of the cut file and bottom right of my photo. Because I wanted some of the clear stickers to be stuck over some of my photo and the cut file I stuck them onto white cardstock first and then fussy cut around them. This helps them stand out more an allows you to layer them.

Then I finished off with a title using two different Thickers alphas from my stash and of course added some journaling below my photo.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!