CUT to YOU | Summer Vibes Cut File | Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey scrappy friends, it’s Melinda here with you all on the CUT to YOU blog with another design team share that I hope you’ll love as much as I do!!

I’ve used the super fun “Summer Vibes” cut file today and as you can see I’ve used it in 2 different ways!!

I started this one by cutting my title from white textured card stock and used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Sunkissed” collection to back the letters.

For the sunshine part of this cut file I grabbed a piece of 12×12 water colour card stock and used my Cameo to sketch the design using a lead pencil exactly where I wanted the design on my background.

After that was done I grabbed 2 jars of clean water, an approx 1” flat paint brush, a round paintbrush & 3 Lindys Magical colours, x, x & x.

I first applied clean water where I wanted to drop in the colours, a small section at a time, then added in my 3 paint colours, letters the paint, water & paper work it’s magic!! I continued this until all of the sun was painted & then set it aside to air dry.

When using such a large cut file – that I really don’t want to cover up too much of especially – it really helps to make the rest of the page come together quickly!

I added in 2 small floral embellishment clusters using clear stickers straight to my background, one of the amazing things about smooth white cardstock!!

And a final small cluster, this time with puffy stickers, duplicating some of those same elements – florals – to the top right of my photo cluster where I also added in my journalling and some of the same gold glitter foam stickers that I layered over my title piece!

And that completes my layout today!! Which I, of course, also have a process video for you to watch if you’d like to see this one come together.

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and I’ll see you again next month with another fun creation!!
Until then, happy scrapping!!

Sweet Treats|Sara

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share my newest layout for Cut To You. My project today features the Sweets cut file.

I recently discovered a scrapbook album from 2015 that I didn’t finish! I think I went to a crop and added the photos into the page protector to work on, never got to these photos, and then forgot about them. Have you ever done that?

One of the photos was this one of my son and nephews eyeing up the candy at the farmer’s market. I love how big their eyes are. I paired my photo with the Sweets cut file which i thought worked perfectly.

I backed the title piece with two different solid patterns from the collection I used. Then I backed all the candy pieces with a rainbow of color. I cut extra candy pieces so that I had a nice assortment of candy in different colors and sizes to create my clusters with.

Once I had the candy backed with paper, I filled in the “candy” parts of the cut file with Glossy Accents. This gave my candy the shiny look of candy as well as some candy texture and dimension. I always try to add those two things, texture and dimension to my cut files. This keeps them from looking flat on a page and gives them more interest.

I paired each candy cluster with a few embellishments , keeping the embellishments simple so they didnt overwhelm the candy. For each cluster, I added foam tape to the candy piece I want ed to be the focus and then tucked in other embellishments around it.

I chose a vertical design for my layout, keeping everything in a column down the center of my page.

I’d love to know what you think of my layout today! Leave a comment down below if you enjoyed it! And be sure to head over to the SHOP and grab this fun cut file!

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | Cut of the Month Cutfile | Hi There Cuties | Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey scrappers, Melinda here with you on the CUT to YOU blog today sharing my most recent design team creation.

Now, you may be thinking “what is that cut file & how do I get it?” And the answer is actually super awesome because the cut file I’m using is called “Roses Rectangle” and is one of the EXCLUSIVE cut files available as part of the Cut of the Month Membership at CUT to YOU!!

If you haven’t heard about the Membership yet you simply MUST check it out here!! But here’s a quick run down… Exclusive Cut Files (which of course are gorgeous!)
Totally Affordable
A New Design Every Single Month
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Seriously, what’s not to love?!?!!

If you have a membership and have seen this particular cut file you may have worked out that I altered it a little to make the “frame” part a little taller to fit my photos and then I cut it on textured white cardstock.

I chose to only back the frame section of this cut file and have left the florals & leaves open to create some interest & dimension.

By not completely sticking those florals down I’m also able to tuck in a few embellishments to create even more interest & layers.

I do, of course, have a process video for you all which is on my YT channel or you can simply click the play button below!!

Like I said earlier, these member only cut files are totally gorgeous & well worth the small cost involved so make sure you head over here to sign up.

Oh, and another super fun part of the membership is that every month (so far at least!!) Gwen will create a layout using that months cut file & share her process too!!

That’s all from me for today, I do hope that you’ve enjoyed my share!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel xx

CUT to YOU | Too Cool for School Cut File | Level Up! | Melinda Sweetman

Hi & hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you today sharing my most recent creation using a super fun cut file!

I’m using the “Too Cool for School” cut file in a bit of a different way today and I hope it inspires you to think a little differently about how you’ll use your next cut file!

So, for this one I used a sparkly blue gel pen in my Cameo Pen Holder, copied and re-sized my cut file multiple times and hit the send button to create my own unique background! And, I must say, I really, really love the look and effect this has!

I did a lot of stash busting for this one and chose to pick up on the blues and greens in my boys school uniform and added in a pop of yellow. Almost all of my paper layers are from an Elle’s Studio 6.5″ x 8″ Paper Stack and I’ve added in stickers from all different manufactuers and years!!

When I had all of this stacked onto my background I decided I needed something more in the background so grabbed a star stencil and some Colour Blast Colour Paste in Deep Water. Next some stamping with a Prima texture stamp and Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. And my final layer was splatters in grey, blue and yellow.

I love the way that all of these different, and somewhat random, pieces work together to create this fun page!

My title was built using 2 different fonts and I guess seems a little random but it makes total sense in my head lol
I chose “Level Up!” because this boy of mine already did show up every single day and try his hardest at EVERYTHING he tried but was beginning to struggle with his sight. A trip to the optomotrist for an eye test and some glasses shopping a couple of weeks earlier led to him choosing his new specs with no guidance apart from what felt right to him! So, now he can see properly surely the only way left to go is up, right?!?

I have made a process video for you while I created this page and I hope that you’ll watch and enjoy!

It took me a little while to choose how I wanted to use this cut file & I am so happy I just embraced the process to come up with this idea!

Another idea I had was to pick a cut file to hand stitch. Obviously, the idea of sketching won but I think I just might go on the hunt for a cut file to hand stitch next! Watch this space…
And in case you didn’t know already, Gwen even has a few “stitching” cut files in the shop already! Check them out here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today & happy scrapping until next time!

Feel the Magic | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some vintage Disneyland photos. I feel like the Feel the Magic cut file is the perfect fit for Disneyland photos. As a kid and even as an adult, the minute that I walk into the park, I can feel the magic. Even with vintage photos that I did not take I get the same feeling.

I backed the cut file with colorful pattern paper and placed it on a patterned paper background. Even though I had cut the cu file out in white I felt like it was getting lost in the background so I took some silver paste and applied it to the background pattern paper where the cut file was going to sit. I feel like this really makes the title pop off the page without using dimension.

I found that the way the cut file was designed that 4×4 pictures tucked in perfectly, like it was made for them (lol it probably was). I finished the layout off with a few embellishments and I love how this one turned out.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear your crown.

Crystal XO

CUT to YOU | Magical Moments | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello scrappy friends!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation. Like a few of the other girls on the team I have no theme park photos to share in the “Magical” arena however I do, of course, have dress up photos of my boys that definitely fit the “magical” bill.

And this gorgeous “Magical Moments” title cut file fits both my photos and the theme perfectly!!

Using 2 photos paired with this cut file made designing this page super easy as there’s not either enough room or desire to add a tonne more!

I’m using another digital collection today and this one is called “The Boy Who Lived.” Seriously, what could be more perfect to pull all of this together??

I’ve used one of the digital pattern papers to back the words in the title and then a gold glitter cardstock to back all of the stars.

My background is a combination of digital elements printed and also some real pastes and inks.

I added in a few extra digital pieces that I’d printed, a Charms Creation book paper star & a Dotty About Flair button and called my page done!

I do have a process video if you’d like to see this one come together. Hit that okay button below or click here to go straight to my YT channel!

I hope that you are enjoying our Magical month of May & being totally inspired to create your very own magical inspired pages.

Check out this section in the shop for lots of cut files to create your own magic!!
Til next time, happy scrapping!
Mel xx

Day At The Park|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I have a fun, summery layout to share with you today featuring the Ferris Wheel cut file and a few photos from our favorite local amusement park .

For the middle of my cut file I made a “sequin sandwich” and then backed the cut file with patterned paper. I also backed the gondalas and the bottom of the ferris wheel with patterned paper too.

I used the natural circle design of the ferris wheel to help mw place my three photos and out tickets from the day.

I love how fun and summery my finished layout is. I just love being able to revisit some of our fun days from last summer as I look forward to another summer and fun days to come.

Be sure to check out all the fun Magical May cut files we have coming to you this month. You can see all the cut files in the shop HERE and be sure to take a peek at my process video below.

Have A Lovely Day!

Happy Days | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some Disneyland photos that my parents took on their trip in 1973. This month the DT is focusing on theme parks. I tried to tell my husband that we had to go to Disneyland so I could have pictures to scrapbook for my DT layouts this month. Sad to say he said NO! It was worth a shot! I am happy to document theses photos.

I chose the Happy days cut file. I decided that since my photos had a yellow tint to them I would cut the cut file out in yellow pattern paper. Plus the flowers behind my mom are also yellow. I love cutting cut files out in pattern paper, to me I feel like it gives an additional interesting layer.

I chose to back the happy in a single pattern paper in green to bring out the grass. For the balloons they screamed to be turned into shaker pockets.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear. your crown!

Crystal XO

Sweet you | Easter Basket | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creative! I hope you are getting some creating time in. I attended a wonderful scrapbook retreat earlier this month and I can’t tell you how good it felt to be amongst people creating again. I have a super sweet scrapbook layout today celebrating an Easter egg haul. The Easter Basket Background is such a gorgeous file and I wanted it to be the star of the page.

My creation also celebrates alongside the CSI Challenge Case Number 385. How gorgeous is the that basket. Please check out the CSI blog for all the details on how you can enter, you can win a store voucher so what are you waiting for!

The collection I used today is Cocoa Vanilla Bohemiam Dreams, I just love the florals and the butterflies and wanted to create the feeling that the flowers were weaving around the basket handle.

There is a process video as well which I would love you to check out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy creating!

Amour | Banner of Love | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!

Crystal here documenting the love that my children have with our pup! She is really our third child. The favorite the 2 legged children say. The Banner of Love cut file was just perfect.

I have a picture of my daughter and Pepper (the pup)snuggling on the floor. I backed this cut file with a valentines collection. The heart “O” was the perfect spot for my picture. My picture was a little small so I placed ephemera over the gaps and no one knows any better.

I added a little interest to the left side of my layout with some sewn on scraps that matched the papers I backed the cut file in. You could use the cut file as the title or place the title in the banner area as I did.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear your crown.

Crystal XO