Day Out | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei with you today sharing my layout using a funky floral cut file called Spring Tulip that you can find here in the shop. I’ve been wanting to use it for a while and as I had this photo of me and my husband visiting some local gardens for my birthday thought it would be perfect!

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I wanted the cut file to be the main feature so cut it out large enough from white cardstock so that it would fill my layout. I then backed it with some lovely bright patterned papers which really make it pop!

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Then I decided that I wanted to add a border to the white cut file so that it stood out from my white cardstock background so I drew around it and cut out a base from a coordinating soft pink paper that I then stitched with black thread… now it really stood out well!

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I stuck the cut file onto my 11″ x 11″ white cardstock that I had stitched using black thread to a brightly coloured patterned paper frame.

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My photo is mounted onto a few coordinating patterned papers and then added to the layout by just tucking the bottom corner under the cut file.

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I fussy cut some large, bright flowers and leaves that I used to embellish around my photo and in the bottom right of the layout. Then I added some puffy stickers, word stickers and sequins.

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To finish off I wrote my journaling to the right of the layout using a black fine liner pen and added a small title just above my photo.

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Do pop over to the shop to see all the other fab floral cut files available for you to create with…. and thanks so much for stopping by today, I’ll see you again next month!

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Oh So Happy|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!

I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.

I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .

I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.

I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!

Have A Lovely Day!

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Create | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like forever since I have shared a page with you! Today I’m back to share a fun layout using the Create Title Cut File.

I have gone for high impact and lots of contrast with this page. I started by cutting the Cut File from black cardstock, and then backing it with a rainbow of patterned papers. Backing the file took quite a bit of time – so I suggest if you can use your cutting machine to cut the inside pieces out – I would!

I popped the Cut File up on some fun foam, and adhered it to the middle of my white card stock. I then layered some patterned paper behind my photo and mounted it to the right hand side of the cut file.

I was mindful not to over embellish the page, as I didn’t want to take away the impact of the Cut File. So I tucked a fussy cut floral piece around my photo, added a Charms Creations heart and popped a little flair badge on top (excuse the little rude word 🙊).

I added a bit of subtitle to my page, making the whole title say ‘create a life you love’. I thought this was particularly apt considering this photo was taken on my first day of working from home during COVID lockdown.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are all doing well. Make sure you pop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out the latest release files, I can’t want to share these with you in the coming weeks!

Big Loves, Tam x

Splish-Splash | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! Kelly here with a new layout of my grand-love, Carson. My daughter recently sent me pictures of him at the swimming pool with pure delight on his face. I knew the Splish- Splash Cut File would be perfect for this sweet photo!

I wanted a very organic, fluid feel to this page. So, I went full-on mixed media with this layout. I used gesso, inks, embossing powder, water soluable crayons, and Nuvo drops to get a liquid, watercolor vibe.

I also did some hand-stitching on each water droplet for a litte more defintion and texture.

I used dimesional foam tape to pop the water droplets up to create more depth on the page. I also used some sequins and clear gems in clusters around the page as my finishing touch.

I must say, I LOVE how this turned out! Using this cut file was my inspiration starting point and the entire creative journey of this layout was so fun! I have a process video if you would like to see the step-by-step process of how I created this layout.

My Beautiful Ladies | Belinda Jane

 

Hello creative friends! Today I am sharing my first project for the month of August. This month’s cut file release inspired me to spend the month working on layouts for my wedding album. And for my first layout, I’m using this gorgeous Simply Floral Pendant Cut File.

 

I thought that the Simply Floral Pendant Cut File would be perfect for some photos of my bridesmaids and I in our matching floral robes. I knew that I wanted this cut file to take up the majority of my page and serve as the background layer for what would almost become a very large cluster in the middle of the page.

I cut the file from a patterned paper and then backed it with two layers, cut from plain white cardstock, to provide some dimension and stability. I backed the cut file with a selection of coordinating patterned papers in soft pastels and florals. I added a little bit of soft mixed media to my white background paper and adhered the cut file flat onto the page. I double-matted my white cardstock background with coordinating patterned papers and added some machine stitching around the border.

I added a white matte to my photos, then a couple of soft layers of white tissue paper behind them before adhering them to the page with foam tape. Using a variety of complimentary die-cut ephemera and stickers, I created LOTS of layers around my photos.

I chose two complimentary alpha stickers to create my title, “My Beautiful Ladies”, which I adhered at the bast of my feature photo. I typed out my journalling on my typewriter, cut it into strips and adhered it nestled under the title running down the page. I finished off my layout by sprinkling dots in a variety of coordinating colours all around the page.

If you’d like to see how I created this layout in more detail, I would absolutely love for you to check out my process video.

killin’ it! | Raechelle Bellus

Happy August! Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the Leaf Cluster cut file. My daughter did a photo shoot with my granddaugher and I just love this photo.

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I wanted to mix my style up a bit an leave the leaves open. I really love the end result and feel as if this decision creates a nice impact to this layout. I cut this in a few different sizes to add visual interest, which also creates impact.

Not much else to say other than showing several photos. Fussy cut flowers and a few extra details complete this layout.

 

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This pretty much sums up my post. Thanks for stopping by! You can find this and so many more delightful cut files in the CTY store. Don’t forget to check out all the fabulous new August releases- Gwen has once again outdone herself. 🙂

I’ll be back in a few weeks with another fabulous cutfile to share.

 

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STORYBOOK ADVENTURES | KELLY PYRON

Hello friends! I am sharing a layout today featuring the Book Stack Background cut file. Being the book-nerd that I am, I knew as soon as I saw this cut-file, I had to use it! I also knew the perfect photo for this layout. #winning #booksaremyjam

I cut the file on American Crafts white textured cardstock and then used several different pattern papers to back the file. Lastly, I used the offset feature in Silouhette to cut a slightly larger version of the Book Stack file in black cardstock and adhered it to give a black border. I felt like I needed to do this in order to create some contrast. Otherwise, I felt like the cut file got lost on this busy background.

I used lots of whimsical and fun elements around the page to enhance the photo and help tell my story of creating a storybook character from a pumpkin.

I just love how the die cut helped make this layout come together so quickly and easily. Using the large die cut, helped make most of my design decisions for me. It was just a matter of glue things down.

I hope you are enjoying this month long celebration and finding lots of inspiration along the way! If you would like to see how my layout came together, you can watch my process video here:

Have a great day and don’t forget to take advantage of the 20% discount in the shop! It ends in just a couple of days, so don’t miss out! Discount code: CTYCELEBRATE2

Best Buds | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I tend to gravitate towards the floral designs, so selecting the super fun July 2020 Circles Sliced Background cut file was a little out of my comfort zone, but I have to say that I love how this layout turned out!

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I just had to use this file as soon as I saw it and once I decided upon a photo and the paper, everything fell togther easily.

My son-in-law recently took my granddaughter fishing and this photo of their special moments caught my heart.

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I pulled in the fish theme as well as colors from the photo. Adding several patterns keeps this layout fun and interesting.

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I added some die cuts to create some visual interest and to add dimension.

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Some clear thread creates an illusion of fishing line which adds to the overall theme of the page.

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Keeping the photo matting simple by using two layers of vellum is a simple way to add focus to the photo, but doesn’t distract from all the patterns.

I hope you step out of your comfort zone with your next cut file purchase! The end result just might turn out to be one of your favorites, just as this is mine.

Check out the CTY store for all the fabulous files.

See you next month!

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Together | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.

I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.

I then used the new TN Circles Sliced Cut File, cutting it in black cardstock and mounting on foam tape.

For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.

I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.

To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.

Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!

Big Loves, Tam xx

Happy Memories | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 It’s been a bit since I’ve had a layout to share with you and I’m excited to show y’all this one.

I used the beautiful July Fern Posey to create this page. I duplicated it and then ran them off the edge.

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I also created this layout based upon the CTY 2nd Birthday celebration mood board.

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I went with a light and darker pink for the major inspiration, along with some black and white accents.

The photo is a throwback from 1978 when I was 8 years old and visiting my grandparents. My Aunt also came to visit, and when I was a young child, she ruled the world, hence the huge smile. 🙂

 

I added some Nuvo Stone drops to the center of each flower to add dimension.

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A few simple acrylic butterflies and an epoxy flair add some movement to the layout.

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Finally the photo is matted several times to pull some more colors and patterns into the mix.

I hope you are joining in all the celebrations this month on the CTY facebook page! There are so many fabulous guest designers sharing gorgeous projects that you don’t want to miss!

See you soon!

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