Sweet Dreams | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! Marie here with the sweetest layout using the “Circle of Love” cutfile which is one of this month’s new releases.

And this is the cutfile I used.

First of all I cut the cutfile as large as I could on my Cricut (11.5 inches wide) from white cardstock. I then cut it so that I could have it over two of the corners and not in the centre.

Then, I backed the hearts using the ombre paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight Collection and attached it to the background paper (also CVS Midnight) with adhesive foam to give the layout some depth.

I then matted my sweet photograph on different papers from the range and tucked it in behind the larger of the two cutfile sections.

I added lots of lovely embellishments and stickers and some splatters of white acrylic paint.

There is a process video here if you’d like to take a look how it all came together:

Remember to pop by the shop to see all the gorgeous cutfiles and the NEW KIT TO YOU sets available now!

Until next time,

Marie x

Bloom | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using a KIT TO YOU file! I fell in love with these mason jar flower vases when I saw them. They were so much fun to work with!

I cut the file 3 times, one large one, then I flipped the file and cut out 2 smaller ones. I wanted the jars to be teal green, the Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio had the perfect colors!

I love creating soft and feminine layouts. These florals are absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chihuly | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! Kirei here with a layout featuring one of the older CUT to YOU cut files called Circle Star Combo. I love that it has a mix of stars and circles and wanted to highlight both of them….

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I used a fun rainbow striped patterned paper for the cut file and then backed all the non-star circles with vellum. I picked three of these to make shaker pockets and to do this I added thin strips of foam tape around the back edge of each circle behind the vellum. Then I filled each one with some sparkly sequins that coordinated with the stripes on the cut file, and finally added another circle of vellum to seal them in!

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Then I attached the cut file to a 11.5″ square piece of white textured card using foam pads. I had already stuck the white card to a frame made with the same rainbow striped paper that I had used for the cut file.

I added back the stars from the cut file using more foam pads, and placed them slightly off centre.

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I mounted two small photos with patterned paper and attached them to the bottom right of the layout, raising the top edges with foam pads. Then the fun bit…. adding the embellishments! I used tone on tone word stickers on the cut file, and lots of other matching ephemera, stickers and enamel stickers to the top and bottom of the photos.

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Finally I added a one word title for the fab exhibition that we saw in Kew Gardens in London last year….

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You can find this cut file and loads more over in the CUT to YOU shop! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share any layouts you make using one of the cut files… thanks for looking today, see you later in the month!

Happy Scrapping!dt-new-kirei-baldwin

 

 

Sing the song that’s in your heart | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey Scrappy Friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share my latest layout featuring an oldy but a goody Cut File, the Scalloped Heart.

My inspiration came from Case File No.309 over at the CSI Challenge Blog.

I cut the Scalloped Heart Cut File from black cardstock, drawing on the love heart in the centre of the cage in the inspo piece.

I cut the file quite large, and this then became the central element on the page. I was able to tuck my photo stack inside the heart, and then centre my my mixed media, title and embellishments around it.

I randomly found on my desk a piece of an older Cut File, cut out of green patterned paper, that matched the page perfectly! I’ve tucked this up at the top of my page. Totally pays to keep your scraps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out all the new February releases! And don’t forget to play along over at CSI 😀

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Love You & Me | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, Piroska is here today with a romantic layout featuring a cut file from the February Release. This month’s offer is full of love and hearts, which are perfect for those love-themed layouts or Valentine cards. Check them out – I just love them all!

These days are the 13th anniversary of getting to know each other with my husband. I’ve chosen the Love You & Me cut file for this occasion, from which I first wanted to make a pinky Valentine Day-ish layout, but then decided to take on the floral romantic line.

I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock and used the My Mind’s Eye Splendor collection for backing it. The florals in the file are so beautiful, I wanted to highlight them by backing the file with floral patterns and fussy cutting some flowers from a patterned paper.

I chose a white spotted peach coloured cardstock as a background paper and glued the cut file with foam adhesive on it, in order to add some dimension to the cut file. I backed my photo, and added the fussy cut flowers and chipboard stickers to the cut file. I arranged them by composing a visual triangle, and I repeated it with the enamel dots as well.

I really love the result – what about you? Go and grab this cut file (and some others) from the shop and start creating a similar layout today!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Be You | Rachel Lowe

Hello Cut to You crafty friends! Today I have a layout featuring the gorgeous new floral cut file Floral Banner 2.

I have used Amy Tangerine Slice of Life collection.

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For the banner part of this cut file I used vellum to paper back it (I created two layers as I wanted to fill with sequins) I added machine stitching around the border of the banner leaving a small section open, then filled with sequins and finished sewing up the last part so my sequins would not escape!

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I then set about paper piecing the flowers choosing to colour ways for the florals, pink and yellow (again I used the Release Compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to cut out the petals) and a darker green for the leaves.

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Once I had finished creating the floral banner I attached it to a 10×10 inch white cardstock piece roughly in the centre. I chose a floral paper for my border paper loving the contrast effect.

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Then for the fun part, embellishing! I added die cuts of fav things in my life, layering for visual interest and flowing them in the same manner of the banner.

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I added die cut words for my title and sub title.

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Lots of florals and lots of embellishments finished off with a little sequin bling! This really is such a gorgeous cut file.

Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you all a wonderful creative week!

Rachel X

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HOLIDAY CHEER | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today, I hope you have all had time to be creative this past weekend. I’m here with a new share, and I’m still on my Christmas kick.  This one is actually from a few years back so it was so good to get it done… and, it came together really easily with the help of the ‘Christmas Banner‘ cut file, I’ll show you how below.

For this layout, I had the idea to use my photo as one of the banner pieces on top of the cut file. I started by backing my photo with a cute green check pattern paper which I also echoed as a border for my background. I then went about finding the position for the photo, just so I had a plan when working with the cut file. I find it’s best to sort the photo position first as this can save you some time in the backing process, that is, you don’t have to back the parts of the file that your photo will cover.

With a plan of attack, I then went about backing my cut file. I’ve used a combination of papers from the Pink Fresh Studio ‘Holiday Vibes’ collection. I love the bold colours in this collection and really wanted a pop of red and green. I just worked right to left on both pieces of cut file mixing and matching the colours of the papers to back the file until I was happy.

Next, I positioned the two cut file pieces onto my background and positioned my photo. The page was really coming together at this point, there was only embellishing left to do. For this, I’ve kept things really simple by continuing to use the same collection. I’ve just pulled out all the fun bits and pieces and mixed and matched them to create areas of interest along each of the banners. I just kept in mind that when viewing the page, my eye needed to be drawn across the banners, so kept the embellishments along this same line.

I’ve then gone ahead and added my title, again working along that same line across the page, it fits perfectly under my photo.

And, that was the page done! I am really happy with all the little details in this one and at how fast it came together. I hope it inspires you to continue to document your Christmas photos even though the season is over. If you do make something, I’d love you to share it in our Facebook group so we can all see! Come say Hi!

Until next time,

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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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!