Sweet Heart | Tamara Buckler

Hello again CTY peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a little bit of bright, sunshiney, love! I have used the Hearts in a Jar Cut File to document a sweet photo of my daughter and I.

I loved the idea of making the hearts in the jar look like the ‘conversation heart’ lollies we use to get as kids. They were always so sweet and pretty, with such lovely rainbow colours, so I backed each of the hearts individually with pretty pastel papers to get this effect.

I then decided to back the jar using a white glassine bag to provide some separation from my bright background and give the effect of cloudy glass. I would have preferred to use vellum for this step, but didn’t have any in my stash. I also backed the lid and base of the jar in black for an added pop, and tucked foam tape in behind all the solid elements.

I have slightly tucked the Cut file in under my photo cluster, and added the title over the top. This ties all these elements together, and makes them the focal point of the page. I had added some other sweet embellishments around the Cut File, and down to the right of my title for balance and to tie all my pretty colours together.

Thanks again for stopping by today. Make sure you’ve popped into the shop this month and checked out all the new releases for some fun news creative inspiration.

Big Loves, Tam x

CUT to YOU | A Year to Remember cut file | 2021 | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello my fellow paper and cut file lovers, it’s great to have you back here with me again today!!
Melinda with you with my next creation for CUT to YOU and I have a kind of double pager to share with you!

I’ve used 2 cut files for this one, so I’ll start with the “A Year to Remember” cut file which I cut to about 11 1/2″ tall. Which convieniently “fits” a 9″ x 12″ page protector.

The second cut file is the brand new “12 Month Planner” cut file which, again, I have cut quiet big, almost 11″ from memory. I will note here that I did manipulate the cut file a little so I ended up with square “planner pages” to fill with photos. Super easy to do and if you have any questions let me know!

If you like watching a page come together I, of course, have a process video for you which you can either watch below or head on over to my YT channel here!

I knew I wanted to use the Jen Hadfield “Reaching Out” collection for this and also that I wanted a “specialty” see-through paper for my title to sit on. I, of course, chose this gorgeous metallic rainbow vellum print (I think it’s from a Maggie Holmes collection) and then cut the title twice.

My first cut was textured white cardstock, super easy! The second cut I flipped so the words were backwards and then cut that (exactly the same size) from one of my favourite pattern papers from the collection to go on the back of the vellum. Using the 6×8 paper pad I backed all of the letters in my title in a different pattern each.

For this page I added a couple of small embellishments after sticking both of the cut files. The white cardstock to the front and the pattern paper to the back.

This bit was hard!! But I managed to choose 1 photo from each month of 2021 as a highlight photo and printed those to fit the 12 squares for the “12 Month Planner” cut file. After a little fussing and a couple of “oh no! that’s the wrong month” comments I got all my photos in place.

I backed each of the top part of the planner pages with pattern papers. This time I chose 6 papers and did 2 of each. This is where I’m going to add my journalling. Just a quick sentance/few words about each photo.

This was then popped up and adhered to my background where I added in the 12 months using Pink Fresh Studio tiny colourful puffy alphas and 3 small embellishments clusters.

Some gold splatters to all of my clusters and voila!! A year to remember documented!!
I have my process (unfortunately not ALL of it!) recoreded and you can watch that on my YT channel or just hit that play button below!

Have you seen all of the fun and inspiring new cut files for a new year in the store? You simply must check them out whether for a year in review page or a year in preview page!!

I hope that you have enjoyed this share today and I can’t wait to see how you use some of these amazing January cut files!!

Happy scrapping!

Blissful | Ali Skifton

Hello My CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created using the Stained Glass cut file. I was beyond excited when I saw this cut file that Gwen created that matched the stain glass window in my picture.

There are so many different options on how to create a layout with this cut file and I spent hours thinking about all of them before I decided to commit. I was first thinking about back filling the cut file with yellow and blue vellum paper and looked every where for the blue vellum and couldn’t find it. So then I decided to use the cut file as a stencil. I picked Tim Holtz’s scattered straw and salvaged patina distress inks to create the stain glass background.

After inking my background using the cut file as a stencil, I glued it onto my cardstock. I then laid a 12 x 12 sheet of vellum over the cut file to soften the look so it matched the window behind me in the picture. I just love the soft effect it gives off. To hold the vellum down I stitched around it with gold thread.

I matted my photo with a thin border of white and red cardstock. I embellished the left side of the photo with pretty white and gold flowers and leaves from Prima. I used gold Thickers letters for my title and love how subtle this layout looks. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

I would love to see what you create with this cut file. Make sure to post in the Facebook group and happy creating!

Love, Ali

CUT to YOU | Our Flowers | Orchid Bloom Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Gwen Wruck has many beautiful floral cut files in her shop, I have to admit these are my favourite design elements to scrap with. This time I chose the Orchid Bloom digital cut file as the base of my layout. We like orchids a lot, they feel themselves great in our windows as they love the sunlight coming from East, and bloom perfectly from January till July, just like this one on the photo.

First I cut the Orchid Bloom cut file from white cardstock, and then started to back them with some patterned papers. I wanted to use soft colours so I decided to use the Flora Book 2 of Mintay Papers to back the stem of the flower.

Then I backed the flowers with some blush papers from the Flora Book 2 collection. When I was ready with backing, I glued it on a white background and added some fussy cut orchids from the Flora Book 2 of Mintay Papers.

I glued a purple frame behind the white background paper, and started to mat my photo. I used some patterned papers from the Flora Nr.3 collection of Carta Bella and from the Flora Book 2 and Tag Book of Mintay Papers.

Finally I added two fussy cut orchids to my photo and journalling, and then the title.

Do you also like floral cut files? Then check out the Florals and Nature section of the CUT to YOU shop, and grab some new ones to scrap with! Don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

**European customers – visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get these amazing cut files!**

Time Spent Together | Valentine Rose Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello friends! I’m happy to be sharing my latest design team project with you today. I used the Valentine Rose Cut File to document a sweet little everyday moment story.

As you can see I did make some alterations to my cut file after I had cut and backed it. But I loved the added detail that layering the two backed roses gave to my layout.

To see how I created this layout, you can check out my process video over on YouTube.


Here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by the blog. I hope you have a great day!

Happy You | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Triangle Pinwheel cut file and the Just a Little Lovely collection from Pinkfresh studio.

I love using geometric shapes to create backgrounds. I only added pattern paper to a few of the triangles and then stitched through them.

I kept the rest of the layout pretty simple. I only added a few pieces of embellishments and a title, along with my photo.

Thanks for stopping by!

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


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.

A Year To Remember | A Year To Remember Cut File | NenaScrap

Hi CUT TO YOU friends,

It’s NenaScrap with you today and I’m so happy to see you on the Cut To You blog again !

Today I want to show you this layout I made with the cut file A Year To Remember. I love the title cut files imagined by Gwen, they always give me the inspiration to start a new page.

This cut file was perfect to illustrate the highlights of the year 2021.

I cut my cut file from white cardstock and backed it with a printed paper from The Best Day collection by Pink Fresh Studio. This paper has lots of different colored labels. It was perfect for backing this beautiful A Year To Remember cut file.

To showcase my title, I made a background with Distress Worn Lipstick ink and Andrea’s Azalea Magicals powder. I used a blending tool with my Distress then splashed my background with my powder diluted with water.

I glued my cut file with 3D adhesive foam to give volume to my layout.

I made a photo montage with 4 of our best family moments of the year and matted my photo with several pieces of paper.

I added “2021” to my photo with an alphabet sticker and finished it off by adding die-cuts and stickers from The Best Day collection by Pink Fresh Studio.

I really loved making this layout with this beautiful A Year To Remember cut file. Do you like title cut files? There are plenty in the store here.

I hope this layout will inspire you.

Have fun with your cut files and see you soon.

Hugs & kisses from France.

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 | Filagree Butterfly cut file | Hello Sweet Girl | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you with my very first share for 2022.

Today’s layout is a little ‘different’ shall we say?! Yep, my actual page is butterfly shaped and will go into my album as is without a page protector. The gorgeous butterfly “shape” is the stunning “Filigree Butterfly” cutfile available here in the store.

This page actually came together with the “left overs” of a previous layout I created. The inside pieces (silver cardstock) is what I had left over. I cut a second butterfly using black cardstock and then stuck the actual black cut file to some black paper and then paper pieced all of the silver pieces back in and oh boy, I just ADORE how this looks!!

I’ve pulled out my “Classic Heidi” collection by Heidi Swapp and started by choosing a paper to showcase on the back of the cutfile – essentially my background pattern paper.

I added a few layers of pretty things including a doily from my stash, some alphas, some embossing and some chipboard pieces making sure everything was EXTRA stuck down knowing this is not going into a page protector.

I did record my process for you and can watch that over on my YT channel or just hit that play button below!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have perhaps inspired you to create an out of the page protector/uniquely shaped layout/page to include in your own scrappy albums!! There are so, so many amazing designs in the store you could choose from and I, personally, would recommend starting in the “Florals & Nature” category!!

Happy scrapping, until next time!