Sun + Shine | Summer Vibes cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new Summer themed layout featuring the gorgeous Summer Vibes title cut file. I decided to take just the sun shape from the cut file and put the title away to use another time.

Summer Vibes cut file

I cut the design out from white cardstock and then backed it with a nice pink patterned paper. I then added craft foam underneath and adhered it to the top half of the teal scalloped patterned paper I chose for my background. I also adhered a strip of the blue patterned paper just under the sun cut file. I love the shadows the layout gets when elements are popped up with dimensional adhesive.

I placed my photo and the layers under my photo towards the right of my page and also some adhered some embellishments here too. Some embellishments I added were stickers, floral and regular die- cuts, floral transparent pieces, puffy stickers and chipboard pieces. I placed my title ‘Sun + Shine’ in the arch of the sun and also adhered a wood veneer cloud here.

To the left of my photo I placed a tag upside down so that the tie was at the bottom, I love the texture some twine brings to a layout. I also adhered the Sun Shine Sun yellow diecut here. As I added yellow here I then strategically placed a yellow embellishment in 2 other positions on my layout to create a visual triangle on my layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Be sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut file designs to go with your next project.

Happy creating!

June Baby | Tamara Buckler

Hello there scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing this sweet layout I created of my new baby niece. I have decided to use an 8.5 x 11 format for her pages so I can gift them to her parents in a binder, so you might start to see a few of this type of layout from me.

I have cut the Month Stack cut file from white card stock as I felt it would be a cute for a ‘birth announcement’ type layout. I have treated this file really simply, just backing the June portion of the file to document baby’s birth month.

I adhered the cut file directly to my background, which is quite busy, but I wasn’t worried about losing the focus on the file, I really just wanted ‘June’ to pop.

I also clustered my photos and embellishments around ‘June’ so as to create a visual triangle that kept it at its centre.

There are lots of baby specific cut files and bundles in the store, and I’m sure you’ll see me use plenty in the coming months. The file I’ve used today actually isn’t one of them, but I love how versatile the CTY files can be, so make sure you have a good luck around the CTY store!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Totally | Geo Triangles cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Geo Triangles cut file. The geometric cut files by CUT to YOU are perfect for boy themed pages! I used the Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park with the cut file.

Geo Triangles cut file

I decided to cut the Geo Triangles cut file design out from black cardstock for a change, I also intended on turning the design so that the triangles were vertical. Black cardstock cut files really suit boy pages especially when the cut file is backed with some bright papers! Once the design was cut out, I picked lots of different papers to back the triangles with.

Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to a plain sheet of white cardstock using double sided tape. I often adhere cut files up with craft foam however with the thin lines in this one, I decided to lay it flat. This way it also gives me the option to machine stitch if I wanted to.

I placed the photo of my youngest son slightly on the left of the page to allow for a title in the centre and some embellishments on the left of the photo too. I also didn’t want to cover up too much of the cut file design with the awesome papers backed behind it. I kept most of the embellishing to a minimum adding just a few die-cuts and stickers, some wood veneer stars and a flair button.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy page as much as I enjoyed creating it! I hope you are inspired to grab some awesome cut files like the Geo Triangles one and create some awesome projects!

Happy creating!

Smiles All Around|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today. I have a brand new layout to share featuring the Snap Shot cut file from the SHOP!

I started my project by backing the cut file with lots of pretty foil papers. I left some of the cut file empty to allow my yellow background paper to pop through and provide some extra color.

I popped the cut file up on foam tape. I just love the effect of giving cut files a little pop for added shadows and dimension.

I backed my photo with a contrasting patterned paper and then added some ephemera clusters around my photo so that it doesn’t get lost on the colorful background.

You can check out all the details over on my channel.

Have A Lovely Day!

Love You More | Heart You More | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this layout featuring the Heart You More cutfile. I chose to cut the cardstock in a nice bright white and filled in the letters with a gorgeous patterned paper from Amy Tangerine.

I am loving Nuvo Mist right now and applied a liberal amount of splatty bits to the deep blue background. I used a fab sequin mix for the large hearts in the title for a bit of pizazz!

You can see here that I layered a sentiment, a directional sticker and an adorable puffy hexi in this cluster for interest. I love that a large cutfile can dictate the design and direction for your entire layout!

Check out the versatility of this cutfile. You can fill all of the sweet little hearts in or leave them as a bold contrast like I did!

I’d be honored if you took a looksee at my process video here:

I hope that you have the best scrappy day!

Shannon

Best Friend | Chevron Stripe | Tamara Buckler

Hello my scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a fun page featuring our old boy, Baxter. I usually create such girly pages, so it was fun flexing my muscles to create something more masculine.

I started this project by making the Chevron Stripe cut file as large as I could, stretching it out in the Silhouette Software so it took up nearly a whole piece of 12×12 cardstock. I decided to cut the file from Kraft cardstock because I like the texture and warmth that this adds.

I had intended to treat the file as more of a pocket, but once I had paired it with the starry patterned paper, I decided I liked how this filled in the gaps. To provide a little definition however, I did go around the edges of the chevron in black fine liner.

I then set about adding my photo and paper layers to my page, which I anchored toward the bottom right for balance. I tucked my title and embellishments pretty close to my photo so as to keep a tight focal point.

I added another smaller cluster to the upper left of my page, keeping it tight, and again with the aim of keeping the page balanced. I made sure to replicate elements from my main focal point/photo stack so as to tie the two together.

I really love how this came together. It really gave me a chance to use up some stash that was a bit outside my norm, and I was able to document a photo of our beautiful old boy. This cut file is so versatile, and fits right in with the boy collection over at the Cut to You shop.

Thanks for stopping by again, I’ll see you again next time.

Big loves, Tam xo

Hello Kitty | Rows of Bows | Ali Skifton

Hello my crafty CTY peeps! It is Ali here with you today sharing my layout using the Rows of Bows background cut file. As soon as I saw this cute cut file I knew it would be perfect for my picture with Hello Kitty. It is all about the bows and this background was perfect for her.

I attended the Hello Kitty night at a Milwaukee Brewers game and they had a meet and greet before the game. She was dressed in her pink uniform so I decided to use multiple different pink patterned papers to backfill the bows. I made the corner bow red to match the one she is known for. I also made a blue bow to represent that it was at a Milwaukee Brewers game.

I added some bling bling on all the centers of the bows. I had a few Hello Kitty stickers that I used around my picture. I used foam tape behind the Rows of Bows cut file to give the layout some dimension.

I hope you enjoy the layout. Hello Kitty is a favorite of mine and always will be.

Happy Crafting!

Love, Ali xoxo

Love You More | Tamara Buckler

Hello my CTY friends,

Today I’m sharing a page I’ve created using the Heart You More background cut file with a little twist! I wanted the background to come to the foreground, and so I’ve used the text in the file as my title!

I started this page by using watercolour on my background … I have colour blocked my painting to match the stripes in my patterned paper. This accentuates the effect I was going for making my title pop and helps the rest of the cut file to blend into the background.

I outlined my title using a fine liner to really make a statement of my title within the cut file. I was a little unsure about taking this step, and actually checked in with my DT girls for advice! I am really happy with how it came out, but I am also not one to worry about things being perfect on my page! I grounded the whole page with a piece of black card stock, and this again worked to accentuate the black in my title.

To finish my page off I added my photo, some other smaller puffy words, and some embellishments that tie in with the colours in the file and background. I spread these across the page above the title, and added a couple of little word strips under the title for balance.

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you’ve popped over to the shop to check out the latest releases.

See you again later in the month for another fun share! Big Loves, Tam xo

Label Love|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today. I have another layout to share using a black cut file. I just loved the first one I did, so I just had to try it a second time.

I chose to use the Onward And Upward Background Cut FIle . After cutting it in black I turned it on its side to resemble a line of labels, which suited my photos perfectly. I told the story of my youngest son’s discovery of an old Dymno Label Maker and then walked all over the the house labelling things…he labelled everything he could find.

I placed my photos across the bottom of the page , matted with a fun mixed media background paper. A small cluster of embellishments to set off the photos and a splattering of black ink finished off this part of the layout.

In the upper right hand portion of the layout, I added a journaling block, some more black splatters, and another small cluster of embellishments.

For my video this week, I ran into some technology user error, so I just have a tutorial to share showing how I go about backing my cut files which I hope you find informative and helpful. And be sure to head over to the SHOP and check out all the amazing cut files!

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | Love You More | Heart You More Background Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. As Spring is coming on the Northern Hemisphere, I feel the desire to use more colours on my scrapbook layouts, so I combined the Heart You More Background Cut File with rainbow colours. I chose a photo of my daughter and me from last year, when she asked for a selfie on the couch – we’ve spent so much time at home last year, that couch selfies are definetely a thing! 😛

First I cut the Heart You More Background Cut File from white cardstock and chose the Good Vibes patterned paper from the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for backing it. I followed the colours of the patterned paper.

When I was ready, I glued it onto a white cardstock, and cut 1-1 cm from both sides. I cut two stripes from the Good Vibes paper and glued them on the left and right side to make it 12″ again. I also added machine stitching to them.

I placed my photo in the bottom right corner and added some stickers and a die cut to it. I also made a little cluster in the left corner above to balance the layout.

I think this colourful layout with these many hearts doesn’t need any more decorations, sometimes a cut file is just enough 😉

I hope I could inspire you to use such background cut files as a highlight of your layout. Go to the shop and get some of the new cut file designs or some amazing background cut files for your next projects! 😉