Sparkle | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Hoping this post finds you healthy and well. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it’s already April. Spring has arrived in my neck of the woods and after quite a snowy Winter, I look forward to being outdoors again and watching new life emerge.

Today I am sharing a layout created with the beautiful Bethany Floral Background cut file. Ive had my eyes on this beauty the first time I saw it and I am finally using it.

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I have to apologise for not taking a photo of the background work in progress – it completely slipped my mind, but I created it using the packaging method along with some paint brush splatters.

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I felt like I needed some more depth so I added some stitching around the inside of the flowers. (I really need to learn to create french knots which would have been another super way to add texture here.)

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The finishing details were some Thickers and butterflies. It keeps this light and whimsical.

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Be sure to check out all the wonderul new releases in the CTY store. Gwen continues to knock it out of the park month after month!

See you again a couple of weeks. 🙂 Stay safe and healthy.

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Easter Blessings | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello there, Piroska is here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. April is here (can’t believe it!) and Easter is coming. In Hungary there are many fun Easter traditions: on Easter Sunday the parents hide some chocolate eggs, bunnies in the courtyard in the grass (or in the flat), and say, the Easter Bunny has brought them. On Easter Monday the boys come to sprinkle the girls with perfume or water. My father used to wake me up with a glas of water on this day! 😛 The sprinkling is essential for not fading like a flower, they say. The girls, in return, give them hand-painted eggs and treat them well with home made cakes and some drink. (it can have negative effects next day 😛 )

I chose a photo of my daughter looking for some sweets hidden in the grass by the Easter bunny. For this layout I paired the Easter Blessings cut file with the Trio Flower Add On Cluster cut file.

I used the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for my whole layout.

First I cut the Easter Blessings cut file from smooth white cardstock, then started backing them with several patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad. I cut 2 of the flowers from the Trio Flower Add On Cluster cut file, I used different patterned papers as I was not sure.

First I wanted to use a softer background, but didn’t like it, so changed it to this darker one.

I arranged everything to create a line design.

I added the cut flowers and the fussy-cut butterflies, and was ready.

I hope you liked my inspiration and make similar layouts with your old or new Easter photos! Do show it in the CUT to YOU Facebook group if you do! And now, have a look at the Spring & Easter section in the shop 😉

Dream |Sew Loved | Rachel Lowe

Hey Cut to You friends today I have a super girly layout to share with you!  I  have used the gorgeous Sew Loved cut file.

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I have used Simple Stories Dream Big collection. And here is my layout.

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I cut the Sew Loved heart at 9 inches. I used an ombre pink thread to create visual interest.

Once I had layered my pattern papers  (pink patterned paper adhered with foam tape to create a 3D effect) on the white cardstock base, I used wet glue to adhere the Sew Loved cut file. I used a scallop punch on the patterned papers. I curved my title to follow the curve of the heart.

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Once I had stitched the heart (using a simple cross stitch) I added my photo (with foam tape) which I matted and added embellishments under the foam taped photo, this draws your eye to the photo.

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I created an embellishment cluster under my photo, adding a word embellishment and using foam tape to again create a 3D effect.

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I added another embellishment cluster on the opposite side, as my title is so big, it creates your visual triangle.

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And there you have it one very simple layout but with lots of layers, added height to elements and sewing, it certainly is enough!

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Thanks for stopping by today, take care, stay well and craft often.

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Back To School/Sara Scraps

Helllo Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a school layout! I just love the Back To School cut file. I’ve had it cut and waiting for me to use in my stash and I decided today is the day!

I backed the cut file with patterned paper and paired it with a fun mixed media background to give oodles of texture and some pops of color!

I think this was the perfect cut file for a fun boy page! Be sure to head over to the shop and check out all the cut files in the Boy Zone section for lots of inspiration for your next project.

You can also check out all of the details on how to create this layout in the process video-

Have A Lovely Day!

So Berry Sweet | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020_withfooter

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I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.

I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.

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Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…

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I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers.  I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.

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I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.

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Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

Grade 4 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

My turn on the blog today to share with you another fun layout. For this one I have used the Grade School Cut File that was released in January.

I cut the file using yellow card stock, keeping the inside piece from the number 4, which I traced and cut out from a piece of patterned paper.

I added some gesso and mixed media behind the Cut File, focusing on the area my photos would be situated. I adhered the Cut File directly to the background, and mounted the number 4 onto some foam tape before adhering it on top of the 4 in the Cut File.

It’s a little difficult to see, but I’ve gone around the Cut File with white gel pen and then smudged some white gesso over the file to soften it a bit more.

To complete my page, I created lots of layers and tucked lots of embellishments around my photos. I tried to keep this pretty tight so that I didn’t cover too much of the Cut File.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today. If you have back to school photos you need to scrap, there are some great ones in the shop!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

All the Goodness |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Today I’m sharing the ‘All the Goodness of Today’ which is one of the new delightful March release cut files.

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 As soon as I laid my eyes upon this cut file, I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use. In addition to that, I wanted to match the colors to the photo and the end result is pretty yet fun.

I used just a couple of repeat patterns under the letters as well as tucking in and adding a few die cuts for interest.

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Incorporating the cut file on top of the photo helped to ground everything and add to the playfulness of the photo.

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You can find this and so many more amazing Cut to You cut files by visiting the CTY store.

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Wowza! Miniversum | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Miniversum is a great, detailed model layout featuring Hungary’s beautiful sights and places in an interactive exhibition. Unfortunately it closes at the end of the month, so we decided in January to have a look. I made tons of photos while having fun.

When I first saw the Stepped Cubes cut file, I thought it would be great to scrap this memory.

I cut the Stepped Cubes cut file from smooth white cardstock, and printed my photos in different sizes as I wanted to back some of the quadrangles with mini photos.

Then I started to back the cut file with patterned paper, I used a 6″x6″ paper pad of Pinkfresh Studio My Favourite Story collection.

When I was ready, I glued the cut file with foam adhesive on a patterned paper of the same collection. I added some flowers from the cut outs, my title, comment, enamel dots, and even used some stamps.

I hope you like my inspiration. Go to the shop and grab the new cut files from the March Release! They are awesome! 🙂

Family | Marie Hirst

Hi everyone! It’s Marie here on the blog today with this pretty layout documenting a lovely family photo. Family photos are few and far between in our house as one of us is usually taking the photo!

And here is the Spring Floral cutfile I used.

I started by adding the image into my Cricut software and removing the outer and some of the not-needed inner contour lines so that the main shapes were cut out of the cardstock so I was using the negative of the file as I wanted to feature it as my background.

I decided to pair it with the beautiful Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio (which I have to admit I have totally been hoarding). I used a turquoise to back the cutfile and then added a small piece of the woodgrain paper around two of the edges (and kept the rest for another time).

I used several different sheets from the 6×8 pad to mat my photo and add lots of layers. Then I sorted through my die cut ephemera and tucked in lots of florals and hearts around the photo and into different parts of the cutfile.

I used the foam title ‘Family’ and added a few of the small black hearts at various points too. I then finished off by adding some pretty little sequins and some enamel dots, again tucked into the cutfile and sprinkled all over! I also tucked a small tag behind the photo and added some cotton thread which was then swirled down the side of the page and of course I added some of those beautiful butterflies!

I love the way this has turned out and I love how the cutfile adds so much interest to the background and allowed me to tuck lots of little details in too!

You’ll find a process video here on my channel:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out all the awesomeness that is currently in the shop!

Until next time, stay safe and keep on crafting!

Marie x

Born to be a dreamer | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today sharing a new layout using a Kit To You cut file and the Horizon collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans! This cut file was so much fun to work with, I mean who doesn’t love rainbows right?

I added a lot of hand stitching to this cut file. I used coordinating colors on the rainbow and multi colored thread on the clouds.

Of course I had to use yellow thread on the sunshine. This is such a pretty cut file, I might have to use it again!

Thanks for stopping by!