Sunshine and Ice-cream | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m here with a summer themed layout and I used the very appropriate ‘Soft Serve’ cut file which you can find here in the shop. It was perfect to go with my ice-cream photo from our week away last September in Mundesley on the Norfolk coast here in the UK.

To go with my holiday theme I used the colourful new Simple Stories ‘Sunkissed’ collection. I used one of the patterned papers with the wave design as my background, firstly trimming it down slightly and then distressing the edges before attaching to a frame of white cardstock.

I decided to have double ice-cream cones to replicate my photo so cut two the same size in white cardstock. I picked one of the patterned papers in a soft peach ombre to back the cone part of my cut file, but first I ran the paper through my Big Shot using an embossing folder with lots of small uneven squares all over it so that it ended up looking like the texture of an ice-cream cone. I think it looked pretty realistic! I then cut two pieces of the embossed patterned paper to fit the cone part of the ice-cream cone and attached them using foam pads to add some dimension.

For one of the cut file cones I backed the ice-cream part with some vellum, again raised up on foam pads and then added one of the bright pink patterned papers behind that. I used the vellum first to tone it down slightly and give it a more frosty look. I just had to add a large enamel dot to look like a cherry!

For the second cut file I wanted to create a shaker pocket using some fun coloured sprinkles (they look like hundreds and thousands!) from Little Things. I stuck some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ice-cream part of the cut file, then added strips of foam pads all around the edges before filling with the sprinkles! I backed it with some white cardstock to lock them all in…

Then I layered the two cut files centrally to my background and stuck down, before tucking in my square photo that was mounted onto one of the coordinating striped papers.

I added two embellishment clusters, a larger one to the bottom right of the layout and a smaller one at the top of the right ice-cream cut file and used lots of fun coordinating stickers and enamel dots from the collection.

My title is a combination of the ‘Sunshine’ sticker from the ‘Sunkissed’ sticker sheet and some other alphas from my stash. I tucked in a cute sun and some enamel dots just above the title which created my third focal point to balance the layout. A few lines of journaling and I was done!

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Keep On The Sunny Side|Sara Scraps

Hello! Sara with you today to share a summer layout with my favorite summer colors- Blue (like the sky),yellow (like the sun), and a pop of gorgeous white to pull it all together! I used the lovely Hexagon Frame cut file.

I cut the file on one sheet of white cardstock starting by filling the page with the cut file and then sizing another one to just inside the first until I had five circles nestled inside each other.

Once I had them all cut..I created my background by adhereing them to a dark patterned paper. This lets the white cut files pop!

I love how the cut file design allows me to showcase my title and my photos. I added beautiful clusters of summer florals in my colors of blues and yellows.

I love how florals and colors pop off the white cut file.

I have a process video to share with you that shows how I put this layout all together.

Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and check out all the latest designs! And try this technique and see how you can stretch your cut files today!

Have A Lovely Day!

Hello Sunshine | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends and welcome! I have a fun, new layout to share with you today using the Hello Sunshine cut file.

The weather in Texas is finally warm enough for a nice, relaxing day at the pool. My grandkids were so excited to finally go swimming and I was happy to snap some pool-side photos!

I am using Simple Stories Vintage Coastal collection for this layout. I cut the file on some textured white cardstock and backed it with one of the patterned papers from the collection. My background is very busy, so I went with a bright coral pattern for the sun and a lighter color for the the words. I also added some foam adhesive to the cut file to give it some dimension so it stood apart from the busy background. Lastly, I used a watercolor brush marker to add a little watercolor detail to the letters in the title and sun.

This collection has a lot of collage-type elements and so I decided to really play off of that design and use it to create two big clusters of embellishments on either side of the title and photo. I layered lots of stickers from the 12.x 12 sticker sheet and used foam adhesive to lift some of the elements and left some stuck flat to the page. I really think this “ collage feel” adds a lot of interest to the design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope this layout gives you some warm, summer vibes and a little inspiration! Be sure to stop by the Cut to You blog and check out all the great summer themed cut files!

CUT to YOU | Stitched Rows Cut File | Keep Reading

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. This time my task was to make a layout with the theme ‘Everyday’. For this prompt I chose a photo of my daughter, who loves to read since she had learnt it. She enjoys it so much, that she even starts reading in the morning, still in her pajamas, and doesn’t want to stop. It makes me so happy, I hope she keeps reading all her life!

For this layout I used the Stitched Rows cut file and the Keeping It Real collection of Pinkfrsh Studio. Here is my layout:

First I cut the Stitched Rows cut file from white precision cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I left it on the cutting mat, and got out my Catherine Pooler ink pads and started to colour them. I used Catching Rays, Do-Si-Do, Sangria, Drive-In, Cummerbund colours.

When I was ready, I got them off the cutting mat.

I glued the cut file on a white cardstock. I added a stripe of patterned paper on the left side, and started to mat my photo with some patterned papers.

I added lots of flower cut outs and phrasel cut outs, foam stickers to the layout.

Finally I added my title and my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get out your ink pads and colour a cut file. Get some new ones from the CUT to YOU shop! Have you seen the new release? 😉

Hello Darling | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am sharing a new layout of my grandlove, Emery. I have used the lovely, new Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file for this layout. I knew this picture needed florals and I loved the frame element of this cut-file, so it was an easy decision!

I cut the file out twice on textured white cardstock. I originally wanted to use the frame as intended using two photos, but I was not able to crop the photos in a way that I liked to fit the frames. Therefore, I decided use only one photo and to lay the full-sized photo on top of the frames. Problem-solved!

I used several different paper pads from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collections to back the cut file. I also used foam and sticker embellishments from her different collections. Tip: I find that often times when you mix and match papers and elements from different collections but from the same designer/ manufacturer the tones and hues coordinate nicely.

I had the butterfly elements in my stash and found that they coordinated with my color palette. I like the texture of the butterfly and glitter heart elements add to the layout, plus they help bring together the colors from the cut-file and layered paper under the photo.

When I look at this picture of my granddaughter, I see my sweet baby girl who is growing into a more independent young pre-teen. The black cowboy hat mixed with her soft pink dress kind of represents this transition from little girl to pre-teen to me. I wanted to match that feeling with the elements I chose in this layout. The bold black elements really contrasts with the soft pink and gives the mood I was going for in this layout.

This was a fun layout to create and I love this cut-file! It is so versatile and pretty. I hope you gain a little inspiration and try using this cut file for your next design. I would love to see it in the Cut to You HQ Facebook group, if you do!

CUT to YOU | Love This | Floral Mandala 1 Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Have you already seen the awesome mandala cut files from the April Release? I just love them, you can use it for several projects! This time I used the Floral Mandala 1 cut file for my layout.

First I cut the Floral Mandala 1 cut file from white cardstock. I wanted a bright colourful mandala, so I chose the two ombre papers from the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I backed the cut file with those beautiful yellow, pink, red, greens and blue colours. Looking at this mandala it makes you happy! 😀

This time I chose the photo only after having backed the cut file. The photo was taken in the spring break, when we were riding on our bycicles at the Lake Balaton. We were pretty happy, as the weather was beautiful enough to do so. I matted the photo with the same patterned papers as the cut file.

As a background I used a white background paper. Before glueing the mandala cut file on it, I watercoloured the background with my Catherine Pooler ink pad (Cummerbund).

Then I started to add some embellishments to the layout. I used cut outs, puffy stickers , clear stickers, phrase stickers from the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I curled up the flowers to give them some dimension. I really like that effect. Finally I added my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get creative with these awesome mandala cut file! I would love to see what you create, so show it in our Facebook group! And don’t forget to grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop 😉

Happy International Scrapbooking Day 2021!

Hello my Creative friends!

Super excited to be popping onto the blog today to share what’s happening for International Scrapbooking Day 2021 🙂

I have put together a handy dandy little checklist for you so you don’t miss a thing!

Step One:

Be sure to pop by and join the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group, it’s going to be the central place for all things INSD and a great place to pop by for inspiration all year long.

Step Two:

It’s sale time! SHOP our 40% off sale – Now’s the time to get those designs that are on your wish list friends! We don’t have a sale very often (only about twice a year!!) so be sure to get your favourites for 40% off while you can.

Step Three:

Download your FREE designs – to grab these you must be on our Newsletter list. Not on the list, sign up here before the end of the INSD weekend 2021 and you will get these fab designs emailed directly to you.

Step Four:

Get inspired by the amazing shares our Design Team have created using the FREE designs.

Step Five:

Reading about Scrapbooking and ACTUALLY scrapbooking are two totally different things, it’s now time to grab your snacks and get into your craft space. It’s time to get creating!

Enjoy Inter-national Scrapbook Day my creative friends,

Until next time

Happy Days | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this ever so delicious layout featuring the Happy Days cutfile as well as a photo of my daughter and myself at the best cookie store ever!

I used the Happy Days Cutfile twice because it was just so cute! The patterned paper background is popped up on foam to add a nice bit of shadow.

I inset all of the little bits and pieces of the cutfile onto the base of the layout. I love the dimension!

Be sure to check out all of the gorgeous cutfiles in the SHOP!

Celebrate | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei back with a layout using an older cut file and one that I have had cut for a while and totally forgotten to use! It’s called ‘Floral Banner 3 ‘ and is available here in the shop. You will see that I flipped the design when I cut it on my Silhouette and then also turned it to use on my layout so that the banner was vertical. I matched it up with the lovely Pinkfresh Studio ‘Keeping it Real’ collection and a fun photo from my Mum’s 80th birthday last year.

I decided to back the floral part of the cut file with patterned papers, and these were stuck directly to the back of the cut file. I then added the pretty floral paper to the banner part using foam pads to add some dimension.

I mounted my photo with a coordinating patterned paper which I also used as a strip down the right side of the layout as it felt like it needed something to just draw the eye across. The photo is of my mum and dad, sister and myself and my husband…. however they were all in Australia and we couldn’t go because of the pandemic so my sis organised some cardboard cut outs of us to be there on her birthday weekend! I think they had lots of fun using ‘us’ in various photos!

Then I tucked some of the matching floral ephemera around the cut file and above the photo.

I added matching enamel dots and some sparkly Jewels also by Pinkfresh Studio.

To finish off I used the coordinating alpha for my title and added my journaling. This was a pretty simple layout and came together quite quickly, I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and 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 the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

CUT to YOU | Summer Vibes | Summer Vibes Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I don’t know how you feel, but I am longing sooo much for summer! I love sunshine, swimming and bathing, having fun and freedom, so I chose a photo from last summer. We’d just got a new beach mattress, a flamingo, which is sooo big, that my daughter can lie on it. 🙂

For my layout I chose the Summer Vibes cut file, which I cut from white cardstock and started to back it with the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This collection is perfect for all those summer memories, it has beautiful bright colours. The Summer Vibes cut file has 2 parts, so you can use them also apart.

I only put some small drops of glue on the sun cut file from the Summer Vibes cut file, because I wanted to hand-stich it. First I punched out the holes, than I stitched it with the different yellow threads.

Then I backed the words: I chose pink for the word summer to refer to the flamingo on the photo, and the ombre blue for the word vibes, to refer on the water on the photo.

Then came the fun part: I had to arrange everything on my white cardstock. I cut a one inch stripe from the Good Vibrations patterned paper and glued it on the link side. I glued the two parts of the Summer Vibes cut file in the middle of the layout, but I moved the words a little bit to the right and the sun to the left. I put the photo on the left side of the cut files.

Then I started to decorate my page. I used some die cuts and also used my Sizzix and made some hibiscus flowers and palm leaves with some dies from my stash. I also added one brush stripe clear sticker and two wood buttons.

I just love how happy, how good vibes this layout has! Can’t wait for summer! 😀

Do you also have some summer memories to scrap? Or some Easter or spring ones? Then head on the the CUT to YOU shop and grab some of the April Release of cut files, which make your work so much easier 😉