Grateful Heart | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a new layout using this fab Beaded Circle cut file which you can find here in the shop. I wanted to use it as a central focus and then add my clusters to the top and bottom so you can still see the pretty cut file.

I teamed the cut file up with the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘These Days’ collection which was just perfect with my photos and the message I wanted to say.

I coloured the Beaded Circle cut file using Distress Oxides blending them in one to the other. Once I was happy I then painted over it with a super sparkly clear ink which doesn’t show up that well in the photos but it has the prettiest glittery look to it!

I added two small square photos to the top left that I had mounted onto white tissue paper which just added a soft layer between the photo and background.

Then I built up a cluster around the photos using the coordinating ephemera, puffy stickers and gold glitter hearts. I added some matching sequins from my stash to add more sparkle!

Then I created another cluster to the bottom with the matching embellishments and a title using the foam title stickers.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

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

Hello You | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

So happy to be back here today to share another messy mixed media layout with you. For this page I have used the negative pieces from our very popular Crazy Love Circle Cut File.

I actually cut this file 3 times by sizing the file to fit within itself in concentric circles. I am using the positive cut of this file on a different project that I will be sharing in the coming months, however I realised as I weeded the file for that project, that the negative pieces I was pulling out were too good to get rid of!

I used acrylic paint and a brayer to create my background, adding texture paste, ink, and doodling. I then added in the words from the cut file to my page free handed. I messed with the spacing and order to suit my layout, and really incorporated the file into my background.

I feel like sometimes we get so caught up in thinking we can only use our files by backing them and adding them to our page. Now dont get me wrong, I love that too, but I think our files are amazing for adding interest and texture to our mixed media projects too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you are sharing your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tagging us at @cut_to_you over on instagram.

Big Loves, Tam xo

Crazy beautiful dream | Tamara Buckler

Hello my lovely scrappy friends,

How are you all going out there in this crazy world!?! It’s times like these I’m so grateful for our wonderful craft! It’s often when I’m a little stressed I get a little messy in that space, and that what I’ve got to share with you this month, beautiful mess!!

The super cool Sunburst Heart file really got my creative juices flowing. As soon as I saw this file I new I wanted to an exploding rainbow of colour from each section of the heart.

I treated the file pretty simply by cutting it from white card stock. I then used this as a bit of a template designate the areas of my page I needed to add colour.

I selected my colours to match the papers in the Bloom St collection, and then filled in the sections on my background with matching watercolours.

I laid my photo and embellishments on top of the cut file, trying loosely to colour block my embellishments.

I’m really happy with how this one came together. I challenge you all to have a go at creating your own Sunburst Heart layout, I’d love to see how many beautiful interpretations of this file you can come up with. Share over in Cut to You HQ when you do!

For more Sunburst Heart inspo check out the one Shannon created here and the from Josefine here! Inspo everywhere!

Until next time, big loves!

Tam xo

Darn It | Sunburst Heart Cutfile | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this ever so sad puppy layout featuring the beautiful Sunburst Heart cutfile. I thought that the Pinkfresh “Keeping It Real” collection was the perfect vibe for this tricky day for Blue.

I just had to do some hand sewing on this cutfile! I used a pale pink for the center of the heart and a nice aqua to back stitch around the entire cutfile. I love how it came together. I thought that the layout needed a bit more punch so I backed the bright yellow patterned paper with a gorgeous floral.

I layered embellishments by the same collection, grabbed some very old alphas and included some flair to bring it all together. I do love this one!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

Smile | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY friends! Happy Birthday month!! I can’t believe CTY is 3!! I’m so lucky to have been a long for the ride for the past 3 years to help watch this little business and our community grow. So epic!

I’m up on the blog today to share a scraplift from our inspirational boss lady @gwenwruck. I have scraplifted a page she did using the Bubbles of Fun Cut File and have kept the structure of the page pretty similar to hers.

I started my page by cutting the Cut File from some patterned paper… I actually flipped the file upside down because I knew I wouldn’t be using the title, and I felt it would fit the layout better.

I added some white gesso to my background before adhering my Cut File directly down. I then followed Gwen’s lead, adding a square photo, layers and flowing clusters down the page.

I even went as far as to use the same title, because how could I not with that photo of my daughter!

Thanks for stopping by again today, it means so much that you support us, and we love sharing with you every week! Make sure you head over to Cut to You HQ and check out all the birthday celebrations!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Shine | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and fresh layout featuring the Hexagon Frame Cut File layered over the Valentine Rose Cut Files. And look at these adorable photos of my daughter getting some fresh highlights!

I backed my Valentine Rose Cut Files with this gorgeous Summer collection by Carta Bella. The tones are just perfect and allow my photos to shine! I decided to add black and white twine around my clusters to add just a little bit more black here and there.

I am currently loving little shiny bits of flair, some splatty bits and tiny words to build out some clusters around and under my cutfiles.

You can see my full process here:

Have the best scrappy day!

Shannon

Sunshine On My Mind| Sara Scraps

Hello Everone! Sara here with you today. I have a new layout to share featuing the Stitch Geo Heart Cut File. I used the cut file in a different way to acheive a unique look to the file.

I used the main part of the file as a stencil, traced the stitch marks, then “drew ” the stitch marks using Nuvo Drops. I inked up the outline of the cutfile to create my background.

I used the Sunkissed collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio to embellish my layout and I used a cut apart card as my title. With the cut file background adding texture and color, this layout came together quickly and is perfect for summer photos.

You can see all the details and the whole process showing how I created my layout in the video below. What other cut file from the SHOP would be fun to alter? Let me know in the comments below!

Have A Lovely Day!

Crazy Love | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I have a layout to share today using the ‘Crazy Love Circle’ cut file which I have had cut for a while and totally forgotten to use! I really like how it turned out combined with the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection. Definitely a popular choice this month as the lovely Belinda Jane has also used the same cut file, pop over to her post here to see how fab it looks with a different colour scheme!

I cut the ‘Crazy Love Circle’ cut file pretty large from white cardstock using my Silhouette as I wanted to make it the main feature of my layout and my photo needed to fit within the circle. I decided to back each of the cut file letters with a different colour from the ‘Noteworthy’ collection, and used foam pads to attach them behind the cut file to create some depth.

I then attached my white cardstock to a multi coloured frame using one of the cut apart papers.

I added my portrait photo to the centre of the circle cut file, raising the top edge with foam pads.

Then I created a diagonal design of embellishment clusters from top right to bottom left using lots of the coordinating ephemera, stickers, wooden buttons, puffy stickers and enamel dots.

I obviously didn’t need a title as the cut file words were perfect for my photo and journaling!

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

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