CUT to YOU | Family | Rainbow Burst

Hello and welcome to the blog today.
Melinda here with you and I am super excited to share this project with you!!

This was a Christmas gift for a friend and as soon as I saw the “Rainbow Burst” cut file I knew it would work perfectly with this photo!!

I’ve used the stunning “Daydream” collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and created my own background to work with this amazing cut file! I love, love, love that very subtle water colour rainbow under the photo, swoon!

You can hit play on the video below to see how I created this. This process video includes a little bit of a Silhouette Studio tutorial too which shows how I very slightly altered the cut file to suit my needs! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know!

Finally, I will leave you with a few close up images of this page. I do hope you enjoy and that I have inspired you to create a subtle rainbow of your own maybe to work with this stunning new cut file!

Make sure you head over to the store for all of the new January releases and happy scrapping!!
Mel

CUT to YOU | 2021 – 365 New Days | 2021 Cut File | 365 New Days Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.

First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.

For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…

When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! 😉

CUT to YOU | You Are My World | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello!! I am so very happy to be here with you for my very first share for CUT to YOU for 2021! Here is the fun and bright page that I created.

Now, this cut file is actually from one of the “Kit to You” kits and is the “You Are My World” kit.

I really, really love this title but as you can see I have gone in a very different direction to what is in the kit which just goes to show how versatile a cut file AND the kits are!

I’ve pulled some goodies from my stash for this page, namely Shimelle “Box of Crayons” and really love the bright and bold colours.

And, of course, I have a process video for you which is linked below.

I’ll leave you too, with a few close ups!

If you haven’t already, you should TOTALLY check out the Kits in the store! I really, really love these cut files and they are only available through the kits. I’ve also used the kit as they were specifically designed when I’ve found myself a little lacking in mojo! If you’re not sure what the kits are all about Gwen has uploaded a video over here with all the info!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to maybe use some supplies a little differently to their original purpose! Happy scrapping and see you soon!

Melinda

CUT to YOU | For the Record – Firsts in 2020 | For the Record Cut File

Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year! 🙂 It’s Piroska here today on the CUT to YOU blog and I am so happy to continue at CUT to YOU over this new term! For this year’s first share I made a retrospective double pages layout. I rarely do double pages, but this time I had so many photos, that it didn’t fit on one page.

2020 wasn’t an easy year, we had to face many unusual things. However when I was looking through our photos of the year, I realised we had many precious memories. Having a kid means there are always things you experience for the first time: kid learning to skate/rolling skate, trying SUP, first cycle-tour together, losing of the first tooth, playing more difficult games, started reading books. But the pandemic has given us, adults some opportunities to try out new things too: home office as a teacher, home schooling, baking “kifli”, making a garden on our never-used balcony, wearing a mask (not the best experience though), or keeping touch with family and friends via video chat.

So here is my layout for this collection of memories:

First I cut the For the Record cut file from white cardstock. I backed it from the Totally Splendid patterned paper from the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio. As I cut it large and had too many photos to include, I decided to glue it on a second page, on the darker background of the Simply Magical paper.

For my photos I used an almost white background paper, the Oh So Delightful paper. It had the same grids as the previous one what helped me to place my several photos and write my journalling.

When I placed my photos, I started to decorate my two pages. I used similar elements or similar colours to create a connection between the two pages.

I added some cut outs or fussy cut some elements from the patterned papers of the days of Splendor collection, and also some chipboard flairs. I also used some foam adhesives to create dimensions.

I hope, I could inspire you to make a similar layout. This For the Record cut file is perfect for all kinds of memories, so grab it and some other ones from the shop 😉

Holly Baubles Joy | Raechelle Bellus

Hello all! Merry Christmas to you! Today I’m sharing my final layout for the year, as well as for the CTY design team. It’s been a fabulous year on the team, but it’s time to take a short break.

This layout features the Holly Baubles cut file.

(apologies for the tiny photo, for unknown reasons this is as good as it gets.)

I cut two sets and then trimmed one down to create an individual ornament. I also cut the hangers off and replaced them with stitching.

That’s it! It’s a pretty simple layout, but I love how it turned out.

Happy New Years to you all!

Gather | Kirei Baldwin

Seasons Greetings CUT to YOU fans! Christmas is almost here and my layout takes me back a few years to our annual Boxing Day walk from my in-law’s house to a local countryside pub. We all have a drink, typically I have a glass of warm mulled wine and we sit by the fire and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

So for this layout I used the lovely Oak Tree cut file, it is really delicate and cut beautifully from some of the Crate Paper Marigold patterned papers.

I added some torn layers to the top of my layout and then created a large photo and embellishment cluster. I firstly mounted my photo and then layered it up with some of the larger ephemera pieces. I tucked in some of the matching embellishments and added a few cute acorn Perspextives from Bramble Fox as they went perfectly with the cut file!

I tucked the two oak tree cut files under the bottom of the photo cluster and only stuck them down in the centre as I still wanted them to lift off the layout to add some dimension.

I finished off with a title from my stash that I stuck onto a piece of coordinating paper as that helped it pop more from the patterned background.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and I will be back in the new Year with another layout. Don’t forget to stop by the CUT to YOU shop to see all the fab Christmas themed cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Lovely | Melinda Sweetman

Hello one final time for 2020 from me!!! And boy what a year it’s been! I don’t know about you but this year sure has given me time to think about the things I’m grateful for and lots of time to scrap!! Today I have for you a scrapbook layout about ME! And some fun winter PJ’s! I hope you enjoy!

I don’t know if you have seen this most gorgeous fox in the store but I have seriously been hanging out to use her for the longest time! She is “Mrs Fox” is available here in the CUT to YOU store. I have cut her on the “Stepping Stones” pattern paper in the Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The colours in this collection were just PERFECT for this photo!

Gah, isn’t she just the cutest little fox ever?!? However, I do think she needs a “Mr Fox”, Gwen…..
Anyways, I have backed her using the 6×8 Paper Stack in the Daydream collection and then used that gorgeous blue with the feathers for my background. Mrs Fox and my photo just pop right off that background!

As usual, I have a process video for you all! Please be aware, this video was made away from home so looks a little different to my “normal” videos but I figured a video was better than no video 😉

I’ll leave you with a few close up shots of this and I do hope that I have inspired you to scrap a little something about YOU!!

If you are reading this post the day it goes live there are only 9 short days until the excitement of Christmas morning is actually here! However you celebrate, even if your Christmas Day is a not a “traditional Christmas celebration”, I wish you all a magical day, filled with lots of love and laughter and hopefully surrounded by those you love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic remainder of December and 2020!!
Mel
xx

Together in the Christmas Fair | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. We are already after the 3rd Sunday of Advent, and during advent-time we like to organise some special activities, like going to Christmas concerts, watching the Nutcracker ballett, visiting Christmas markets, drinking some mulled wine, eating chimney cake… But this year is different, all of the above have been cancelled… 😦 So I revisit those memories in my scraproom.

I chose the wonderful Holly Background cut file as a base of my layout. I cut it from white cardstock and started to back it with some patterned papers of the Muérdago collection of Mintopía.

When I was ready with the backing of the Holly Background cut file, I sprinkled some watercolours on a white cardstock.

When it was dry, I glued the cut file on the white background, and as I found it was too pale, I cut the edges and added a darker border.

Then I cut some poinsettias with my Sizzix, and added them to the cut file.

I finally added the title and some gold leaf and pine stickers to the flowers.

I hope you are all going to have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, and will have some time for creating too! For having great basics to start, visit the CUT to YOU shop for some beautiful Christmas cut files! 😉

Let’s Snuggle|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying your December. Here is my neck of the woods, that means snow…Beautiful? Yes! Cold? Also Yes! Im participating in Gwen’s Document December You Tube Hop and documenting The beauty of the outdoors in my area. I love to take photos of snowy landscapes and documenting them in a traveler’s notebook insert ! I paired my photo with the Oak Tree Cut File and of course, lots of winter product stash.

I’m so happy with how this spread came out! Especially the snow!
Be sure to check out my video below and then head to the Cut To You shop and grab this fun cut file!

Have A Lovely Day!

Vegas Nights | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I have a bright and fun layout for my second share of the month using the new Chevron Stripe cut file which you can find here in the shop. It looks just like a giant pocket so of course I needed to make a big shaker pocket….

I cut the Chevron Stripe quite large on my Silhouette from a piece of patterned paper and then distressed the inner edges before I stuck some acetate to the back. I used foam strips all around the edges of the open cut file to create my pocket then filled it with lots of different coloured sequins from my stash. I then backed it with some white cardstock and there was my giant shaker!

I flipped it upside down and stuck down onto some white cardstock. Then I added the triangle piece I had leftover from the cut file to the bottom of the layout. Now time to add my photos and embellishments!

My two photos have been waiting to be scrapped for ages… they are my husband standing outside Planet Hollywood Resort after we had been to see the Backstreet Boys who just happened to be on while we were there… that was a real bonus as they were one of my husband’s fave bands when he was younger! I attached them both to the top right of the layout and added some coordinating ephemera and stickers around the top and bottom edges.

To balance my layout I added another embellishment cluster to the bottom left again made up of chipboard stickers, ephemera and puffy stickers.

I finished off with a bright coloured title and some journaling.

Thanks for popping over to take a look, hope you’ve been inspired to use a cut file to make a giant shaker pocket! Don’t forget to stop by the CUT to YOU shop to see the latest releases as well as all the other fab designs… there really is something for everyone!

Happy Scrapping!