Cool And Crisp/Sara Scraps

Good Morning Lovely Crafters! Sara here with you today sharing a new layout! This layout is very special. It uses both a brand new cut file from Cut To You and the January 15th inspiration from CSI Challenge Blog

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From the Case File I took the Color Inspiration and the book pages…so I created a mixed media background and inked up the cut file, backing it with vellum to give it a soft feel!

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Curious about the cut file? Its one of the new January releases called Floral Edge and you can find it RIGHT HERE

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I love how coloring up this image made it coordinate perfectly with my fall photos!

And I have a process video to share with you showing exactly how I did it!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Picture Perfect | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with my second CUT to YOU layout for the month and I decided to use the fab Camera Oh Snap cut file to go with my cute photo of a friend’s daughter at a recent weekend away we had…

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I cut the camera out with white card and then backed it using a mix of soft pink and dusty blue patterned papers. I love dimension on my layouts so had to use sticky foam pads to give it that more layered look, it can be a bit fiddly but it’s definitely worth it in the end!

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Though I did decide to back the parts of the letters that were open… but stuck them directly onto the cut file as they were so small!

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My photo is mounted on patterned paper and tissue paper and then I created an embellishment cluster to the bottom left of the photo and overlapping the cut file.

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I hope you’re inspired by what you’ve seen, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the other fab cut files and please share your layouts over on the CUT to YOU Facebook group as we love to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!

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Cool Kid – Kay Hall

Hi there!

Kay here with you today sharing a boy themed layout using a new cutfile from the January release. I have used the new CUT to YOU Circle Eights Cut File and papers from the Boys Rule collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. This combo was perfect for as I am a mum of 3 boys!

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I wanted the cutfile to really stand out against the lovely bright papers so I used black cardstock. I had some small scraps of paper to use up and armed with a circle punch I filled in all the circles.

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Using 3D foam I mounted the design onto the background sheet after adding a few splatters here and there. I then added my photo followed by embellishments from the collection’s ephemera packs. 

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I added some punched stars and some small white enamel dots to complete my design.
If you are like me and are always on the hunt for boy designs, make sure you jump into the Boyz Zone on the CUT to YOU website.

I will be back next month with more layouts!

Happy Scrapping!

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December Daily 2019 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely peeps,

I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!

Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!

Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!

Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!

Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.

I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!

I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.

I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.

On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.

I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Love You | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi, it’s Piroska here today with my layout using the Leaf Duo cut file from the January Release.

As I told you in my introduction, I just love leaves, and now I dreamed of a bunch of them, surrounding my photo as a curtain.

First I downsized the cut file to 5 inches, and duplicated them 4 times. As I wanted to cut as many leaves out of the 12″ white smooth cardstock as just possible, I selected only one leaf for tracing, and then the other one, so I managed to cut 12 leaves all at once: 2 singles on the right, and 2 other singles on the bottom, rotated 90°. (I print screened my screen, but sorry, my Silhouette Studio programme speaks Hungarian…)

I cut out 20 leaves altogether. When I was ready with cutting, I started to make my layout. First I used modeling paste with an old stencil that has similar leaves as a pattern.

Then I added the leaves. I wanted them to look like a willow in the wind, so I only glued the stem of the branch and curled the leaves by hand.

First I backed my photo with a heavy cardstock, then with a white vellum and a silver net and I glued it down using foam adhesive. I added my foam title also in white colour, to stay at the monochromatic style. Finally I added some translucent NUVO Jewel Drops.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout, it is such a fun! Go and grab the cut file from the shop!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

SNOW- Raechelle Bellus

Hello! I hope your New Year is getting off to a grand start.

I am so excitied to be sharing my first layout as a returning member of the CTY design team! I am thrilled to be back and look forward to sharing inspiration with as well as being inspired by all of you.

My first thought upon seeing the Bo Ho Circles cut file went immediately to snowballs, so I created this fun snow page featuring my granddaughter, Aubree, who I was fortunate to have visited in the Chicago area last January.

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I wanted to add a little extra to the circles with the photos of my granddaughter, so I lightly traced inside the circles where the photos would be placed and used a couple of spray inks to paint around them. I also finished off with  few splatters to add a wee bit more pop.

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Completing the layout were a few fussy cut snow creatures and die cuts, along with a few sequins.

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I am looking forward to seeing how you interperet this fun and versatile cut file! You can get this one along with so many more by visiting the CTY shop.

Be sure to share your creations on our facebook group, too!

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It’s a Christmas Wish |Tamara Buckler

Hello scrappy friends!!

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas!? I’m up on the blog today sharing my last layout for 2019 and of course it’s another Christmas layout!

I have used the Make a Wish Cut File from our Christmas Collection, which I edited a little in the Silhouette software to remove the star as I new I wanted to nestle it into my title.

I have cut the File from patterned paper today, and I have stuck some pieces of cardboard box which I have cut very thinly, behind the Cut File to pop it up off the page.

I love how raising the Cut File off the page helps to nestle it above the photos, and also allows the rest of the title to be nestled into it.

It’s a little unusual for me to have the title at the top of my page, but as the white space on my photos was towards the top, this worked best. I then kept most of elements central to the page so as to draw the eye down.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. Make sure you pop over to the shop to grab some of our Christmas Cut Files, because if you’re anything like me, there will be lots of photos to scrapbook in the New Year!

I hope you and yours have a fantastic and safe Christmas and New Year. I for one am looking forward to the break, relaxing, have a few wines and soaking up the sun (lookout for lots of summer layouts in the new year 😂).

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Scrap Happy | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Well its a bit of a sad day for me today as I bring you my last share for Cut To You.

I thought it would be fitting to create this page as a testament to my time on the team.

I have used the ‘Scrap Happy’ words from the Scrap Happy cut file.

This title definitely sums up the amazing time I spent with some fellow DT members at a recent retreat.

I cut the cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette.

Once my page was coming together I then coloured the cut file with a yellow paint pen to help it pop out from the page more.

I backed the file with some pattern paper as well as some foam tape to lift it up from the page.

I added some craft-related embellishments, fitting in with the theme of my page.

I have to say a huge thank you to boss lady Gwen for having me on the team from the very beginning of Cut To You. Its been an absolute pleasure.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Bring On 2019 | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog! This is my last share here for this year and funnily enough I am sharing my final page in our 2018 December Daily album!

I’ve used the TN 2019 Best Yet cut file which I have re-sized to be a little shorter than 8″ tall.

I also worked on both sides of this cut file and used that as the “base” for both the front and back sides. I did include a “how-to” video in my process video which you can watch below but I will also step you through the process! I have cut the file twice for this page to come together the way I wanted it to.

For the front page I wanted to use a photo but I also wanted for the 2019 to be read the correct way when you turned the page so I flipped the cut file on the vertical line so I was working with backwards numbers for the front.

Next I wanted only the outline of the cut file so I released the compound path and deleted all of the internal number lines making sure to not delete the lines between the numbers. I had already edited my photo and re-sized in Photo Shop so I simply dragged the photo into Silhouette Studio and dropped it into the backwards 2019 cut file. I then printed that on my printer with the Registration Marks on and sent it through my Cameo.

Now time to work on the back! I had duplicated the file before I did anything for either side so working with the second file I then copied that so I could get my Cameo to cut the internal pieces of the 2019. Again, I right clicked and Removed Compound Path. This time however I deleted the entire outline piece and all of the internal pieces so I was only left with the numbers 2019. I then did an external off set on the numbers and made the offset big enough that all the pieces overlapped and cut me one file.

Time to assemble and it was simply a matter of adhering the internal number pieces to the outline of the 2019 and then adhering the photo to the back of that. Easy peasy!! I punched some holes so it would fit into my album and added a few embellishments and journalling and my 2018 DD album is DONE!! Yay!

And here is a final shot of the page as it sits in the album.

I really had a lot of fun using this file in a different way and love then end result! I hope I have inspired you to think a little out of the box for your next creation using a CUT to YOU file!! Remember, there is always fun new designs in the store and that Gwen will cut and ship ANYWHERE if you don’t have your own machine – just select the “Custom Cut” version in the store!!

I have had so much fun sharing again this year for Gwen and can’t wait to see what the New Year brings!! Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter 😉

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel

Together/Sara Scraps

Hello! Sara with you today with a fun fall layout featuring an older cut file- Heart Lovers Unite . If you are new to Cut To You files, this one should REALLY be a part of your collection! It is versatile and can be used in soo many ways. The possibilities are endless.

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For my layout, I chose to use an inlay technique for my layout. I hand painted each heart using Shimmerz acrylic paint or Distress Oxide ink in Vintage Photo. I then added some black splatter for a little extra detail.

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Once the background was finished, the layout came together easily with some coordinating embellishments and paper.

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You can grab the cute cut file in the SHOP here. And I have a process video showing all the details here-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara