Hello there, Bernii here with you today!!

I am here to share my with you all my latest layout that I have created again inspired by the new beginnings that Spring seems to symbolise. Now the photo that I scrapped isn’t a photo that was taken in the Spring months, however it is a photo of my daughter turning double digits and it made me think of the new beginnings she will face. To symbolise this a little more I chose a butterfly cut file to represent her change into the next stage of her life. So let me show you what I have created.

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Now this particular background cut file is the Butterfly Cluster Cut n Stitch , although I only used the butterflies cut file and also decided to cut two of the  clusters so that I could have them cover most of the background from left to right.

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I love how the butterflies just seem to sit on the page delicately when backed with patterned paper and vellum. I didn’t want to embellish the layout too much as I wanted the butterflies to stand out , and to help the butterflies seem like the wings are fluttering I only added glue to the body .

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I then added the ” Life Captured” title and only a smattering of embellishments from the latest CVS collection . Lastly, I just jotted down some thoughts on the moment that I captured.

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Well thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to try ad carve out some scrapbooking time this Sunday with some CUT to YOU files.

For all of the newest releases make sure you head over here in the store and remember, Gwen also does custom cuts which means if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen will cut them and send to you anywhere in the world!! Awesome service!

Till next time

Much love Bernii xx

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Simple Pleasures/Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! Its Friday for all of you, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to get in some crafting time. I have a new project to share with you that I hope will inspire you to do that.

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I’ve used the Bow Cluster Cut File Those cute bows were just too much to pass up! I paired them with the new One Canoe 2 Willow collection and these adorable photos of my nieces and I. 70577760_10220211448135264_8572947334919356416_o

I altered the cut file with just a bit with ink blending and a spray of gold shimmer to make it stand out and give it a fun golden glimmer.

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Head over to the shop HERE and check out all the wonderful cut files in the shop!

And you can see all the fun details on my layout on my You Tube channel here-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Life Is Short Eat The Cake | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU fans, Melinda here with you today sharing my latest creation!

Now, if you’ve been following along a little while you will probably recognise that title piece from this blog post – which also has a process video linked. So, I won’t go over the steps I took to create that but instead talk to you about how this page came together! You can find that cut file here in the store though!

I started with that title piece and then decided to use the new Leaf Sprigs cut file (gorgeous!!) which I have cut 4 times – 3 in vellum and once in smooth white card stock. I wasn’t sure how many I would use so I figured more is better!

As I had designed my title piece using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection it was simply a matter of laying the photo and both cut files onto my background in a design I was happy with!! I started with gold machine stitching in a big circle (hindsight says it should have been a wee bit smaller but oh well!!) and then adding sprinkles of gold mist.

I have overlaid the vellum on top of the white card stock and used a few tiny spots of wet glue to stick them together to add some shadows where they didn’t lay directly on top of each other. When my gold sprinkles were dry I added 3 more vellum halves onto the background paper over the stitching. I didn’t stick those completely to the background as I wanted some more lift and movement.

I layered the photo, the double layered sprigs and the title together with a photo mat and stuck those all down when I was happy with the placement. Again, for more movement and shadows I have not stuck the sprigs completely flat and have let some bits overlap onto the photo.

With my main elements stuck to the page all that was left was some embellishing. I had my Cameo cut all of the butterflies from the 6×8 sheet of pattern from the CVS Happiness collection and decided to use those as my embellishments. I started by layering them all around the wreath and felt that that was too much so ended up with 2 clusters of 3.

With my butterflies stuck down it was time for my final touches. I have added in some of the darker blue clear heart stickers from the same collection in both clusters and also a painted stripe sticker to 2 sides of the photo. And then added in some dark blue ink splatters to the 2 clusters.

Finally I added in my journalling with a grey pen to the right side of the page. Oh, and the gold had faded a little into the background so I covered my photo and title and sprinkled some more gold on top!

My tech seems to be back on board co-operating with me so I have a process video for you which I do hope you will enjoy!

For all of the newest releases make sure you head over here in the store and remember, Gwen also does custom cuts which means if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen will cut them and send to you anywhere in the world!! Awesome service!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

One of a Kind | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like it’s been a while since I shared a layout with you all, so I’m please to be back with this pretty little number!

I’ve used the Wedding Cake Cut File to document this photo of my daughters 10th Birthday Cake.

I loved the whimsical look of this Cut File, so I went with soft and dreamy papers from Pink Fresh Studio to back the file.

I backed each portion of the cake and flowers separately and then popped the whole thing up on foam tape.

It was a little tricky to embellish this page, as I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful Cut File. So I worked to keep my clustering tight around my photo and tucked a few other bits under the edges of the Cut File.

This is a pretty simple page overall, but I think the gorgeous and whimsical Cut File does all the work for me!

Make sure you pop over and check out the CUT to YOU Shop to see all the new release Cut Files, or jump over to CUT to YOU HQ for stacks of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves

Tam xo

Globe Trotter Wannabes | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! It’s Marie back on the blog today sharing my latest layout for CUT to YOU! I happened to take these photos on a little holiday we had back in August (oh my – doesn’t that feel like ages ago!) and was inspired to use this awesome background cutfile from the shop.

And this is the cutfile I chose. You’ll find it HERE in the CUT to YOU Shop.

Both the photographs and the cutfile had a real Mediterranean feel to me (even though we were in the North of England!) and the cutfile reminded me of Moroccan tiles so I decided to use it as my background. I cut the file from a sheet of 12×12 Mylar (plastic stencil material) so that I could use it again and then used white modelling paste to create the pattern. I did this quite messily and didn’t go right to the edges – I wanted lots of texture.

I had already primed my page (a sheet of Marshmallow cardstock) with clear gesso so when the paste was dry I added water and then watered down acrylic paint in blue and green to create the colourful background. I let the paint run around and also added plenty of splatters too!

My photos were printed 3×4 and I matted them on a couple of different patterned papers – a paper with lots of typed summer-themed words and a black and white stripey paper.

I embellished the page with ephemera from the Pinkfresh Studio Out and About Range which is all travel themed so I was able to use lots of the pieces.

I added dimension by lifting the photos and some of the ephemera pieces up on foam and adding a few puffy stickers too!

For the title, I used a perspective and some little white foam alphas and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Be sure to pop by the shop as there are so many other cutfiles that can also be used in this way!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Marie x

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

Blossom | Bernii Grof

Hi there everyone,

Bernii here with you today with my share of my latest layout using the gorgeous “Blossom” cut file.

With Spring just around the corner, I have been looking forward to the warmers days and the beautiful blooms that will be sprouting up everywhere. As I love the brighter colours of Spring it was a no brainer to use the gorgeous and delightfully bright Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream collection.  

I don’t usually use pattern papered back grounds but I am a sucker for purple and when I ended up backing the cut files , it really made them stand out when they were placed against the purple. 

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I also tend to mount my backed cut file onto foam tape but decided for this layout not too. The backed flowers were already standing out so didn’t need the extra help with foam tape. 

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I should mention also that I did cut the BLOSSOM cut file twice as I wanted two of the floral clusters to help frame the photos. If you love florals as much as I do you can check out this specific cut file HERE, or other gorgeous floral cut files HERE.

Well thank you so much for stopping by today.

Till next time, much love

Bernii xx

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Family is for Always | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY Friends,

I’m back on the blog again today to share a layout with you featuring another of the amazing August Cut Files. For this layout, I have used the gorgeous Doodle Frames background, which I cut from white cardstock.

This Cut File is super sweet and whimsical, and so I wanted to use a range of papers that had a similar vibe. I pulled out the Willow Lane collection from Crate Paper, and when I was flicking through the papers, I came across this sheet of patterned paper that looked like wallpaper – total light bulb moment!! I could make the Cut File look like a photo wall!!

At this point I decided to colour my Cut File black, and I did this using a Posca paint pen. This was super easy, my 10yo daughter even jumped in and coloured some in for me!

I then set about adding photos into each of the frames. With the goal of creating a photo wall, I was able to bring together a random collection of photos that I love but that aren’t necessarily from the same event or of the same person. They are all favourite photos of my family and extended family, so it was really nice to pull this story together.

I added some wood grain paper to give the effect of frame edges or photo matting around some of the frames. I left one of the frames as space for a title, and added a big chipboard word from the Willow Lane collection which fit perfectly. I then popped all of the frames up on fun foam to emphasise the look of the frames hanging on the wall.

Once I had adhered all of these to my page, I added some additional chipboard to embellish each of the frames, and added a cute little cuckoo clock, because WALL! I then felt the frames looked a little heavy, so went back in with a white gel pen and added a doodley line around some parts of the frames. I love how this looks!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed checking out my page. Make sure you jump over to the shop and grab yourself some amazing CUT to YOU Cut Files!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Oh Snap! | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends, it’s lovely to have you here on the CUT to YOU blog with me today! I am sharing another 12×12 page with you this was super fun to make!

I’ve used 2 cut files on this page ( so fun!!) and started with one for a back ground! As soon as I saw the Quilt Grid 2 Background cut file I knew I wanted to create a stencil and had seen someone recently share that they had used some repositionable sticky vinyl and thought that was genius!

For my stencil I have actually copied and welded 2 of the cut files together to give me a bigger stencil and you can see that in the beginning of my process video, below!

I have used my stencil with some texture paste onto some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock as I knew I wanted to add lots of colour and water. Tip! The stickyness made using this stencil so so easy! I picked up a cheap roll at Spotlight a few weeks ago. This cut file is quiet delicate so it did break in a couple of places when I cleaned it because I was too rough, so remember, when you clean something like this, be gentle lol

When my paste was completely dried I added my messy factor and just had fun! For this page I have basically used mists that I have splattered and then added water to move the colour around. Pretty easy really and it’s almost magical watching the colours move and blend.

Once I was happy with the way the background was looking I dried it off with my heat tool and then splattered all the colours I had used.

At this stage I was actually not sure at all which photos I was going to use so went through my stash and found these 2 of my crazy child! I felt the colours worked well and there wasn’t really a theme to either the photos or the background so time to build my layout.

I searched through my CTY files for a suitable title and found the “Oh Snap!” title which I though would work really well! I made it big and then also cut a few more smaller, removing the heart from each of the speech bubbles. These were all cut on textured white cardstock.

With my title and photos chosen and my background complete I reached for my Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection. I backed my title cut file and pulled a few pieces to embellish around the page with. And used the smaller “Oh Snap!” cut files as embellishments.

My final steps were some enamel shapes and some black splatters. This was a super fun page to put together and I’m really excited about my stencil! I can’t wait to make another! Remember, the CUT to YOU cut files aren’t only good for backing but the only limit is your imagination – or using an idea you got somewhere else lol!!

Just because I got a bit snap happy here are a few extra close ups 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today, I can’t wait to come back next month with some of the beautiful new files that I know are coming! If you’re not already on the list make sure you subscribe for all the CTY fun stuff and freebies straight to your inbox! Stay tuned and happy scrapping!
Melinda