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!
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.
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!
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!
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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.
Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei back with a layout using an older cut file and one that I have had cut for a while and totally forgotten to use! It’s called ‘Floral Banner 3 ‘ and is available here in the shop. You will see that I flipped the design when I cut it on my Silhouette and then also turned it to use on my layout so that the banner was vertical. I matched it up with the lovely Pinkfresh Studio ‘Keeping it Real’ collection and a fun photo from my Mum’s 80th birthday last year.
I decided to back the floral part of the cut file with patterned papers, and these were stuck directly to the back of the cut file. I then added the pretty floral paper to the banner part using foam pads to add some dimension.
I mounted my photo with a coordinating patterned paper which I also used as a strip down the right side of the layout as it felt like it needed something to just draw the eye across. The photo is of my mum and dad, sister and myself and my husband…. however they were all in Australia and we couldn’t go because of the pandemic so my sis organised some cardboard cut outs of us to be there on her birthday weekend! I think they had lots of fun using ‘us’ in various photos!
Then I tucked some of the matching floral ephemera around the cut file and above the photo.
I added matching enamel dots and some sparkly Jewels also by Pinkfresh Studio.
To finish off I used the coordinating alpha for my title and added my journaling. This was a pretty simple layout and came together quite quickly, I love how it turned out!
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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
Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! For my project this week, I wanted to use one of the TN cut files in the shop show you how to easily incopporate it in a 12X12 layout.
I sized my title in my Silhouette software to about 11.75 inches tall. This gave me a large title piece and allowed me to tuck all 3 of my photos under the cut file for a striling design. I cut my Currently TN cut file in black for and extra pop of color and then paired it with a kraft background and the light colored patterns in Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection.
I printed my photos in black and white to add to the graphic nature of my layout. I love how thw title pops off the kraft background and that my title and photos work seamlessly together.
Some black ink splatters, a few embellishment clusters, and some sparkle complete the layout perfectly!
Be sure to take a peek at ALL the TN cut files in the SHOP for some out of the box inspiration on your next project!
I am happy to be with you again to share my latest design team project. As I scrolled through all the amazing designs available in the CUT to YOU store, my eye was drawn to the Onward and Upward Cut File. I thought it would be perfect to document my son’s first day at his Early Learning Centre.
I just love the symbolism of the increasing bar graph representing his journey out into the world of learning. And I had so much fun playing with some bright and bold colours to create the layout.
You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:
And here are a few more close-up images of the finished layout.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project. I hope you have a great day!
This cut file is an older one from the shop but its sooo great to play with! I cut the file with white cardstock so I could custom color it to perfectly coordinate with the Daydream Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Coloring a cut file is a fabulous way to make the file your own and create a layout to fit your style or to match your photo perfectly!
These lovely word die cuts from the collection made the absolutely perfect title for my page. You can see all the details in my process video over on my channel! And don’t forget to take a peek at the SHOP and grab an amazing cut file for your next project!