5th Grade | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a super fun fall school layout! This month’s release at Cut To You features lots of school designs just perfect for documenting school days. I chose the School Books cut file for this week’s project!

I kept my page design very simple. I clustered my photo and my cut file into the middle to create a center-focused design. I used foam tape to pop up part of the cut file and also my photo to give them extra dimension. I used my favorite Thicker design to add the year and the grade my son was in in this photo.

I love to add little extra details to my cut files…for this one, I added Glossy Accents to the letters for a bit of shine.

A good trick for backing a cut file is to use 6X6 papers. These patterns are smaller in size and they are perfect for backing small areas with fun patterns. I chose fall papers and embellishments because they coordinated with the photo so well. And fall designs are a particular favorite of mine. I squeeze as many fall layouts as I can between September to November. And I have oodles of school photos here that still need scrapped.

I created clusters using die cuts, brads, and enamel dots to help the eye move around my page. And those adorable fall critters don’t hurt either. 🙂 I havent put a brad on a layout in at least a decade, so that was a fun addition to the page.

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous cut files in the shop HERE.

And you can also check out my process video

Have A Lovely Day!

See The Magic | Kirei Baldwin

Hi again CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout share for the month with the lovely ‘Floral Edge Set’ cut file that can be found in the shop here. It was perfect to go with the photos documenting our walks at lunchtime while my husband and I have both been working from home.

I cut the cut file twice in white cardstock and made sure it was wide enough to fit across the layout as I wanted to use it as a border along the top and bottom edge of my photos. I paired it with the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection as the colours matched my photos really well and there was some cute ephemera that was perfect to help document my story.

I backed the cut file with some of the plainer colours from the patterned papers. This time I didn’t use foam pads to raise the backing as I wanted the edge of them to sit under my photos.

I picked the lovely ochre patterned paper to use as my background as that really made the cut file pop. I trimmed it down and distressed the edges and then stuck onto a white cardstock frame.

I added the two floral edge cut files using some foam pads to raise the outer edges to add some dimension. I then added my four photos that were mounted on some of the coordinating papers. I added one of the cut apart cards as I thought the words were perfect to use as my title ‘See The Magic All Around You’.

Then I added some of the lovely matching ephemera along the top and bottom of the title card. I couldn’t resist adding some of those pretty layered butterflies!

At the top and bottom of the layout I tore a piece of the patterned paper and folded it back and added a few cross stitches to hold it in place. This just helped to add some balance to the central element of the layout. And finally I just added some journaling and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over and see the latest October releases as well as all the other lovely cut files in the CUT to YOU shop…. and if you want to receive a free cut file each month then just sign up here to receive the monthly newsletter!

Happy Scrapping!

A+ Study Squad | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU friends and a big welcome to the blog today! I hope you are enjoying this months new releases as much as I have been! And those A-MAZING Christmas cut files, swoon! Anyways, I am here today to share this fun layout I created!

I’m not entirely convinced that when Gwen created this “Study Squad” cut file she had this type of “learning” on the radar however I felt it was a perfect match for this photo of my boys learning how to make their Mumma a pod coffee 😉

I’ve pulled out my stash of the Pink Fresh Studio “Let’s Stay Home” collection for this one and have backed the cut file with (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad. I simply could not resist the awesome “Better Things Are Ahead” patterned paper that I may have been hoarding 😉 So much colour and so, so fun!!

I, of course, have a process video for you, which is linked below.

And to finish off, some close up shots

And that is a wrap from me today!! I am off to get creating with some of the fun and beautiful new Christmas designs! What will you cut first???

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
xx

Boo | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to prepare for Halloween. We don’t celebrate this holiday in Hungary, but my daughter got to know about it through the cartoons, so she would love to try once that “trick or treat” sweets collecting game 😀 She already got a Halloween costume , which she wears proudly each October. 🙂

Of course, I had to scrap the memory when we were together shopping those clothes. I chose the Ghostly cut file for my layout.

I’ve been thinking about trying to make a layout with transparent ghosts, so I first cut the Ghostly cut file from white cardstock, then from a patterned cardstock from the Hey, Pumpkin collection of Crate Paper. I wanted to use the black cobwebby paper for my background, and highlight the gosts with the white cut file.

I wanted to fill the holes with a transparent sheet of foil, glue the eyes and mouth of the ghost on it, and ready. But in the meanwhile I changed my mind, and started to make shaker boxes from the ghosts. I used heavy cardboard to create a dimension for the sequins, and it took a while to cut out and glue down all those curves and little lines…

When I was ready with the glueing, I got out my powder tool and swept the foil pieces with it in order to prevent static, namely the sequins won’t stick to the foil. Then I started to fill my ghost boxes with different sizes and patterns of sequins, which were part of the September Song Base Kit at Clique Kits. When I was ready I closed the boxes with a 12″x12″ white cardstock.

I backed my photo with white tissue paper and some patterned papers of the same collection and the purple one is from BoBunny. I also add a heavy cardboard piece under the layers to add some dimension.

Finally I added some chipboard and phrase stickers, some thread and my journalling to the page. I hope you are going to try this technique, although it is not a 30 minutes layout, it is definetely worth it! 😉 Go to the shop and get some of cut files from the latest release!

Shine Bright | Tamara Buckler

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I’m back on the blog today sharing my latest layout featuring the recently released Guitar Cut File.

In order to get this effect with Cut File, I had to get a little tricky in silhouette design studio. I pulled the file apart and cut different parts with different papers to give the file depth and interest.

I actually cut the guitar strap off because I couldn’t make it work with the format of the layout. But I’m totally of the mindset that it’s ok to alter the Cut Files however we need to suit our needs.

I really wanted to keep the guitar as the focus of the page, so kept everything else pretty flat. And even though there is a lot going on pattern and colour wise, I think this trick is what made all the difference.

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you pop over to the shop to check out all the new releases. Pretty sure there’s some exciting new Christmas releases over there too!!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Happy Times | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans, I can’t believe that today I am sat here with the heating on yet just over three weeks ago we were walking on a beach in Norfolk in flip flops and short sleeves…. as I live in the UK and are now into autumn it’s no surprise really!

Anyway I’m here with a layout using one of the older cut files that I have had cut just waiting to use… it’s called ‘Scallop Banners’ and can be found here in the shop. I thought they would be perfect with the lovely new Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Daydream’ collection so painted twelve of them in different shimmery paints to match the collection.

I created my background with a patterned paper that I stuck down to another piece of coordinating patterned paper that I had gutted to make a frame. I distressed the edges and made a few tears on each side that I then folded back, this just creates some added texture which I like. I then stitched the painted cut files to the patterned background paper with gold thread.

As I do like to create dimension on my layouts I curled up the edges of each scalloped banner and I really like how this looks!

I added a photo that I had mounted onto three different patterned papers, again distressing the edges….

I added three embellishment clusters to the left and top right of my photo, and the third below my title.

To finish off I added a title and my journaling just beneath the photo.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see more of the fab cut files along with the new October releases! Don’t forget that you get a free cut file every month if you sign up to the newsletter and you can do that here.

Happy Scrapping! 

Love Your Llama Selfie|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today playing with one of this month’s new cut files, Love Your Selfie. This cut file is so fun, I especially love the cute Instax- like camera. I knew it would look fabulous backed with some fun patterns.

I paired the cut file with papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new line, Daydream. I just got this collection and Im already hooked…these colors are swoon-worthy. I havent gotten any new lines in a while so I dug right in and went to work..well, play (creating this layout was anything but work!)

I paired the cut file with flowers, lots of flowers. Fussy cut flowers from the collection paired with die cuts. I added this cute little corduroy heart to the camers lens. The heart and the floral element really added whimsy to the camera.

My photograph is a selfie…with a llama. I have a confession, I love llamas. I wanted to add one to my page, but in a subtle way. So I added a “hidden llama” to one of my floral clusters. He is sooo cute, right??

I added a llama to my title using some Thickers and I added some more hearts to the middle of the letter O’s to create a visual triangle around my page. And if you look closely…you’ll find a little “hidden cactus” too.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this layout. Using new products and brand new cut files was fun, and creative! Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and take a look at ALL the new cut files this month. You will not be disappointed!…promise!

Have A Lovely Day!

Happy Times | Melinda Sweetman

Hey CTY friends and family ❤ I’m really excited to be here today with you to share my most recent creation using some of Gwen’s gorgeous cut files!

I could not resist the fun new “Tropical Punch” cut file and cut that on textured white cardstock.

As soon as I saw this cut file I knew which photo’s/memories I wanted to scrap. I also immediately knew that the Happiness collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio would be the PERFECT match!

I have a process video linked below for you!

And to finish off some close up shots!!

I hope that enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to create a fun bright page using any one of the gorgeous new cut files in the store!

Melinda
xx

Road Trip | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new travel themed layout using the awesome CUT to YOU Road Trip cut file.

Road Trip cut file

I cut the Road Trip title design from white cardstock and then backed the word Trip and the letter R in Road with some patterned paper. I chose to use the cool Let’s Wander collection by Vicki Boutin together with the cut file for this layout. Once it was backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered the cut file down to some Kraft cardstock. I placed the road part of the design down the bottom of the page to change it up a little.

I adhered the photo to the left of the page overlapping the road and tucked into the title, the photo is of myself and 3 friends away on a little scrap retreat. My friend Linda loves mo-peds so I just had to add the small pink one above the photo. I also tucked in a tab with a sticker on the left of the photo and a heart sticker just below the photo.

At the top of the title, I tucked in one of the large map looking die-cuts, a chipboard pin and a chipboard phrase to help tell the story. On the right of the title, next to the ‘d’ in road, I added a Charm’s Creations large handmade map marker and layered a chipboard map marker on top.

The large die-cut piece was the perfect piece to add to the bottom of the title, the car looks like it is driving on the road and the banner on the car sits out over the top of the title, I love how that looks! I also added the sunglasses die-cut and another chipboard phrase and some stickers in this area.

Lastly I stamped the date stamp of the day the photo was taken and I trimmed down the Kraft cardstock and matted the whole thing with the pink cardstock. I also hand drew a border around the edge of the Kraft cardstock using a black journal pen.

Thank you for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, I hope you enjoyed my layout. Make sure you check out the CUT to YOU store for amazing cut file designs to suit any kind of project.

Happy creating!

Slimline Cards|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun twist on a current crafting trend- slimline cards. I love to make cards and while I don’t often share them online, I felt like Cut To You cut files would fit so well on these size cards I had to try a few! And by a few..well..I ended up making four so let’s start sharing them!

Slimline Cards are 31/2 X 81/2 so I made sure to cut the files to a size that would comfortably fit in those dimensions. I used some nice heavyweight bright white cardstock so I could add layers of embossing powder and ink on top of the files without them ripping. I wanted to the cut files on my cards to have a glossy, metallic, copper shimmer.

To achieve that gorgeous,smooth copper, I added layers and layers of embossing powder, heat setting between each layer till I atcheived the desired look, depth, and smoothness I wanted. Most of the cut files got 3 layers…some got four. You can’t even tell they are paper anymore!
Once the main elements were heat embossed, creating the rest of the card was easy. I pulled out my favorite fall collection from last year and used the scraps and leftover embellishments to create the cards. I still really love these patterns and images. Creating the cards to set off the embossed cut files was fun and easy!
I used two cut files from the shop, the Thank You Cut File ( This set comes with 3 files and I made three of my cards from this one set) and the Book Stack Backgrond ( I sized this one down and it still cut and worked perfectly! ) There are soo many cut files that would work for cardmaking in the SHOP. i think the tag files would be amazing on cards and sized correctly, the TN files would be awesome for more slimlines.

I have a video for you showing my embossing process for the cards too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara