Brick Builder | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creatives

Karen with you today sharing a layout celebrating my nephews love of Lego and all things Star Wars. The Brick Builder Boy cut file was perfect! I backed the file with patterned paper in almost solid colour to give the affect of Lego pieces and I couldn’t resist making his face shine with some silver foiled cardstock that I had found hidden deep within my stash

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I took inspiration for the overall Lego stet up on the photos, my nephew had created a backdrop and special place for all of his Star Wars creations. I added texture to the page with modelling paste and added some ink spray and splatters to give an overall galaxy feel to the layout.

To see how I created this one please pop on over to YouTube, I would just love that!

Thanks so much for stopping bye today.

December Album | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with a set of three mini layouts to go in my December Album. I used three different cut files from the Christmas ShopHolly Baubles, Whimsy Woodland and Christmas Stocking. Each mini layout measures 6″ x 8″ and I am using the festive Simple Stories ‘Holly Days’ and ‘Make it Merry’ collections.

For my first layout I used the Holly Baubles cut file that you can find here in the shop. As these layouts are going into an album that needs to hold thirty one layouts I need to be careful with how dimensional they are so I backed my cut file using some vellum and patterned papers (without using sticky foam). These were stuck down directly to the patterned paper background. I then added my photos, again mounted directly onto the layout. This was a pretty simple page so all I had left to do was add some journaling stickers and then my date number circle.

For my second mini layout I went for the Whimsy Woodland tree cut file that you can find in the shop here. It was perfect with my photos of our decorated tree at home! For this one I backed it with firstly with vellum and then patterned paper behind that as I didn’t want the patterned paper to overwhelm the page as it was already quite busy with the patterned paper background and two photos.

For my final page I used the Christmas Stocking cut file that you can find in the shop here. I backed it with a mix of patterned papers and stuck it flat to the patterned paper background. I went with a larger photo this time, added some stickers popping out of the top of the stocking, my journaling and of course the date number circle. Only 28 more pages to be done!

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! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. 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! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Hello Beautiful | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I have a layout to share using the Floral Filigree file and a heritage photo.

This photo is of my great great grandmother. This cut file with it’s vintage feel was perfect for adding to my page. I used it as a background element and layered my photo, journaling and embellishments over the top.

I love how the cut file peeks around the rest of my layout. It adds a pop of color and interest. For the color, I inked up the cut file with some blending brushes and ink that matched the products I wanted to use.

I love to document these old photos and how these people are related to me and made me who I am. I hope you will give this layout a try! There are soo many cut files in the SHOP here …your sure to find the perfect one!

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | Happy New Year | Happy New Year Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone and a very happy new year to you all! Incredible how fast this last year went by, and 2022 is here. New year, new chances, new resolutions… AND… new cut files! 😀 For my layout I chose a photo from 2 years ago and the Happy New Years cut file from the January 2022 release.

First I cut the Happy New Year cut file from white cardstock and started to back it. I chose the Bohemian Dreams collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio, as it has similar purple shades as our accessories in the photo. 😀

When I was ready, I matted my photo with some patterned papers.

I wanted to add some highlights to the background, and cut the Kaleidoscope paper in half and glued it on a white cardstock. It looks like the colours of fireworks.

I placed the title cut file and my photo, and glued them down. I added some stickers and embellishments to the photo, and sewed some sparkling elements on the patterned paper with the help of the Stitch It! embroidery stencil of Lora Bailora.

Now get your New Year’s Eve photos printed and start creating! Have a look at the new cut files here, and grab your favourite ones! I wish you a very creative and happy 2022!

**European customers, visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get the new cut files.**

Little Ones|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I am working with another of this month’s new cut files, the Pine Cone Branch cut file.

For my project this week, I wanted to use a cut file in a way that gave lots of color and dimension but no backing! I hope you will take a peek at my video to see how I cut apaprt and paper pieced my cut file. Cut files can play such a fabulous supporting role to our pages.Our photos, and even our embellishments, can benefit from a perfectly sized and placed cut file.

Dont you just love that dimension! This design is sure to be a favoriye of mine for a lot of projects! Make sure to head over to the SHOP and check out all the cut files. Which one would you like to cut,color, or stack?

Here is the link to my video where you can check out all the details of my layout, and say hi!

Have A Lovely Day!

Happy Never Goes Out Of Style|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today to share a new layout featuring one of the brand new cut files released this month, All About The Bows Background. I paired the cut file with the More Then Words collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I decided on a simple design for my layout. I backed the cut file, added my photo (with a mat to give it some contrast against the background.) I embellished simply with some florals. For a title, I chose a sticker that had the perfect sentiment for the photo. Overall, this layout came together quickly and easily.

I have a process video to share as well featuring my whole process.

Be sure to head over and check out all the new cut files in the shop HERE

Have A Lovely Day!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 24

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Happy Christmas Eve! We are almost at the end of our festive scrapbooking ideas, I hope you have found plenty to inspire you and taken advantage of the fab discount offer on each of the cut files that have been used over the 25 days of Christmas (last festive idea is up tomorrow!). All of the fab Christmas collection cut files can be found in the store here.

This time I decided to use the December Stack cut file and use it as a large background layer, white on white.

I didn’t want to stick it fully down as wanted the edges to still lift as I do like dimension on my layouts. So I machine stitched through each of the December words a few times with gold thread. Then I added gold splatters down through the centre of the layout.

I created a central photo block with two small photos mounted on white tissue paper and patterned papers from the Simple Stories Holly Days collection.

Then I went to town and used lots of coordinating chipboard stickers, die cuts and puffy stickers around my photos!

Below the photos I added a title using a Bramble Fox ‘remember December’ Perspextive and then a cascade of word stickers instead of journaling…

To finish off I added lots of sparkly gold star sequins around the embellishment clusters and word stickers.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 23

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas! It’s been such a fantastic event and I have lots of ideas ready to use in my own Christmas albums!

As soon as I saw the ‘Jingle Bells‘ cut file from Cut To You, I immediately said “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” and knew that I would use the cut file to document my love for the film, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favourite Christmas film and, whenever I’ve been able, I visit our local theatre for their special Christmas Eve showing. It’s a lovely seasonal tradition and I’ve documented it several times in my albums. So, instead of a layout, I decided to create a Memorydex card – and have a little fun with the cut file and the beautiful Twinkle All The Way collection from Rosie’s Studio. 

I sized the Jingle Bells cut file to around 5 inches across (Memorydex cards need a base of no more than 4 inches, but if you add the main focal to a base, you can make them a little wider) then backed it with patterned papers from the Rosie’s Studio collection, before I added it to a Memorydex base. I then created a little embellishment cluster – which includes a beautiful little angel. Lastly, I typed up the quote, and added it to my Memorydex card like journalling strips. Voila! 

I have a lot of seasonal quotes and lyrics that I would love to document and it’s my intention to create some more Memorydex cards with my favourite Cut To You cut files! Do you think you could use this method to document any of your own favourites? Please visit me on Instagram and let me know!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 21

Hey & hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you today for day 21 of our 25 days of Christmas and I hope that you have been loving all the inspiration around here as much as I have!! Also, with only 4 short sleeps until the big day I hope you are ENJOYING this time of year, whatever you are doing!!

Like I said, I’m here sharing for day 21 and here is my layout.

For this one I chose the super fun “Christmas Banner” cut file. I LOVE this cut file. Seriously LOVE, however, I had a really hard time trying to work out just how I wanted to incorporate it into a layout before I created this page. But I super love my page and am glad that I waited for the “right” page to create!!

One thing that REALLY helped me with this page was selecting a collection to work with before I did anything further than cut my cut file. I’ve chosen the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Merry & Bright” collection from 2020, pulled out the A5 paper stack, popped on a fave Christmas movie and got to tracing, cutting and sticking. Before I knew it, I had a completely backed cut file to work with and a collection to embellish with!!

Photo choice was next and I found this photo of my boys from Christmas 2018 with Santa and I really LOVED how the bold colours in the photos contrasted with the colours in the CVS collection.

With all of my elements now chosen the page kinda just fell together from here. I did add some gold machine stitching along the “string” parts of the banner and around the photo which of course meant I had to finish the page with some gold splatter!!

Working with a biggish cut file like this can make the process super quick after you’ve backed the cut file. And it’s so easy to pick up the cut file and sneak in 5 minutes here or there when you’re busy to back the cut file too!!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and if you’d like to see my page come together just hit that play button below or head on over to my YT channel!!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy scrapping!
Mel
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25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 19

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. I hope you all follow our 25 Days of Christmas fun on the blog and get the digital cut files each day from the shop 80% off. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to do so, Christmas is coming 😉

For my inspiration I chose the Happy Christmas Circle Cut File. I love these circle cut files, they are so special, and you can play with them a lot! You can cut them multiply times in different sizes, or just one time, but you can still make different layouts with it.

First I cut the Happy Christmas Circle cut file from white cardstock. My idea was to highlight the circle design of the cut file and make a dimensional layout. So first I cut the edge of the cut file with my circle cutter. After that I backed the letters of the cut file with some red patterned paper. I used the Winter Cottage collection of Simple Stories from last year.

I cut a smaller circle from a patterned paper of the Winter Cottage collection and an other one in smaller size. To add a special effect I cut some circles from gold glitter cardstock and added them under the cut file and one of the patterned papers, and the photo.

I started to glue everything down – I added some foam under each section to get it more dimensional. It is almost like a tiered cake 😀

Then I cut some pine branches with my Sizzix and glued them around the biggest circle. It looks like an Advent wreath.

I also cut some other branches and some poinsettia flowers with my Sizzix, and decorated my photo and the layout with them diagonally.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.