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

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

Better Together | Rainbow Love | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends Rachel here again with another LOVE themed layout! This has to be one of my fav photos of my youngest and I, hence my title. I have used this beautiful new release cut file Rainbow Love   I have used Lucky Us collection by Pink Paislee.98FDE92E-293D-40EF-843B-E48346231F63

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Firstly I cut the rainbow in white cardstock at 10×10 inches.  I started at the hearts and worked my way in. I added the hearts with foam tape to create a 3D effect. I also added several die cuts heart on top of these hearts. Layering is a great way to create a 3D effect.DB172452-6A6C-4D01-BB43-E93E6F52689FI then used three different patterned papers for my rainbow creating visual interest.A0BC1D8B-62F2-4ACB-A792-566A6E51DAFAI matted my photo and added with foam tape, tucking under a flower sticker and adding a heart sticker slightly over the photo finished off with a floral sticker on the other side of my photo.84D4517F-35CC-40EF-99FF-9B888E9835BEI added my title keeping it in line with the bottom of the rainbow, and then added my sub titles directly under and keeping it centred.fullsizeoutput_4a72You could do so much with this Rainbow Love cut file, lots of creative possibilities! Head over to the Cut to You shop to see this and all the other gorgeous cut files to add to your collection.DAF1E67B-FEFE-48D5-A69E-FD5CCE4516AFThanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful creative week.

Rachel X

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You are my Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

My turn on the blog today to share a page that I was recently challenged to complete over at Cut to You HQ. We had HQ members choose a File for us to use and I was challenged to use the Sunshine Background Cut File.

This page is really special to me, as it focusses on a photo of my beautiful Mum in her youth. I lost my Mum when I was a young girl, and I don’t have a lot of photos of her, so it was really special to document this one.

I started this page by first cutting this file from white card stock and then cut it again from a piece of Pinkfresh patterned paper, using an internal offset to space out the rays inside the Cut File.

I rotated the file so that the rays were coming from the bottom of the page, distressed the inner pieces and then adhered it to a piece of CVS patterned paper.

To embellish the page, I clustered some Die Cuts from both CVS and Pinkfresh around my photo, and created my title using some thickers and puffy stickers from Crate Paper. The final touch was to splatter some gold Heidi Colour Shine gently around the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you join in over at Cut to You HQ so that you can challenge our DT next.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Yay! This is The Best | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi, Piroska here today with my latest layout. My daughter has just started school in September, and started to go to a Rock&Show course, as she just loves dancing. After couple of months she got the opportunity to go to a dance competition with her friends in January. This photo on my layout was taken by her teacher, who captured their happiness as they heard the good news. All the way home they were shouting: Yay! Yay! I am in! I’ll go to the competition! 😀

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I was very glad to find the Yay Yay Yay Background cut file in the CUT to YOU shop, as it matches my theme perfectly. I used a smooth white cardstock for cutting and chose a bright colourful background paper from the Unforgettable collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted the cut file to pop as it is part of my title and important part of my theme.

I backed my photo with some patterned papers, cut out some butterflies and arranged my photo and a journal card with some floral cut outs on the bottom right corner of the layout. In order to balance the page I added some butterflies and stickers up into the left corner.

I also played with dimensions by using 3D foam adhesive and curling up the wings of the butterflies. I finally added some clear stickers, enamel dots, the title and foam hearts.

I love how easily you can make a page by using a background cut file! Look around in the shop, you can find some goodies 😉

Cool And Crisp/Sara Scraps

Good Morning Lovely Crafters! Sara here with you today sharing a new layout! This layout is very special. It uses both a brand new cut file from Cut To You and the January 15th inspiration from CSI Challenge Blog

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From the Case File I took the Color Inspiration and the book pages…so I created a mixed media background and inked up the cut file, backing it with vellum to give it a soft feel!

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Curious about the cut file? Its one of the new January releases called Floral Edge and you can find it RIGHT HERE

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I love how coloring up this image made it coordinate perfectly with my fall photos!

And I have a process video to share with you showing exactly how I did it!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Memories | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! Marie up on the blog today sharing this awesome layout using the new Boho Circles Cutfile which you can find here. It is one of the new release files which you can find here.

The circles made me think of this cute photograph of my son when we were on holiday and hired a picnic boat for the day and travelled up and down the Norfolk Broads. I have used the Pink Paislee ‘Truly Grateful’ collection (along with a few other bits from my stash). I chose a dark coloured background (not something I usually do) and I love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was cut the cut file on my Cricut from white cardstock. I then stuck it straight to the cardstock. I decided not to back my cut file as I felt it stood out so well on the dark background so well! For a little more interest, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the page. I then matted my photo on white and then on some of the lovely bird paper, added some dimensional foam and stuck it down.

I then began embellishing. I mainly used ephemera from the ‘Truly Grateful’ collection for this and also some fussy-cut foliage from one of the 12×12 sheets in the collection.

The title ‘Memories’ was from my stash (PinkFresh Studio I think) which matched the other greens I had used perfectly.

I tucked lots of different pieces of ephemera in different places around the photo and also added some puffy phrases and stickers to add further interest. Some were glued down and some were placed on foam pads to add a bit of depth.

You’ll find a process video on my channel if you’d like to watch how it all came together!

Remember to check out all the awesome new releases in the shop! And also take a look at the new ‘Kit to You‘ too!

Until next time, keep on creating!

Marie x

Beside the Seaside | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Cut to You DT and I am super excited to be here! I live in the UK so after a festive December and lots of cold, winter photos I have gone for something completely different and have embraced summer! I used the Urchin Background cut file which was perfect to go with this cute photo of my nephew at the seaside.

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I cut the Urchin background from patterned paper and before sticking it down I traced the flower centre of each sea urchin onto patterned papers and cut each of them out.

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Then I stuck the Urchin background directly to white card only using glue in the centre of each of the sea urchins so that I could curl the edges to create some dimension. I trimmed the parts of the cut file that were just off the edge of the white card at the top and left of the layout.

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To add detail to each sea urchin I added the paper flowers to the centre and then decorated each with a puffy sticker.

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I then added my photo which I mounted onto some of the matching patterned papers, and finished with a title following the edge of the sea urchin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the Cut to You shop to check out all the other fab cut files and I’ll see you later in the month for another layout!

Happy Scrapping!

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SNOW- Raechelle Bellus

Hello! I hope your New Year is getting off to a grand start.

I am so excitied to be sharing my first layout as a returning member of the CTY design team! I am thrilled to be back and look forward to sharing inspiration with as well as being inspired by all of you.

My first thought upon seeing the Bo Ho Circles cut file went immediately to snowballs, so I created this fun snow page featuring my granddaughter, Aubree, who I was fortunate to have visited in the Chicago area last January.

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I wanted to add a little extra to the circles with the photos of my granddaughter, so I lightly traced inside the circles where the photos would be placed and used a couple of spray inks to paint around them. I also finished off with  few splatters to add a wee bit more pop.

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Completing the layout were a few fussy cut snow creatures and die cuts, along with a few sequins.

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I am looking forward to seeing how you interperet this fun and versatile cut file! You can get this one along with so many more by visiting the CTY shop.

Be sure to share your creations on our facebook group, too!

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Calendar 2020 | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there,

It’s Piroska here, and this is my very first post on the Cut To You blog. I am overjoyed and very grateful to Gwen to get the chance to join the Design Team of these amazing scrapbookers.

As the CTY team is my first international Design Team, I wanted to scrap this special memory. The new Calendar 2020 cut file was perfect for the photo of the DT announcement.

I wanted to get a light and airy look, so I decided to cut the file from white cardstock and use a white cardstock as a base too.

White on white could be boring, but adding 3D foam squares to lift the background cut file creates shadows, and shadows give a special “colour” and more dimension to the layout. I did not add dimensional foam stickers to everywhere, only to those parts, where there was enough space to add them, and I cut them in half to be able to place them on the edges.

As the background file is also the part of my title (Living the Dream: Jan-Jun 2020), I decorated those parts, but only those parts of the cutfile. For my whole layout I used the Unforgettable collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose pink and grey colours to reflect on the photo, so I added clear stickers in those colours under the Jan and Jun parts, and to my photo. I added cut outs and clear stickers to the 2020 part, and cut out some butterflies to continue playing with the dimensions.

It is so easy to create a layout with this page builder cut file. What are your plans for 2020? Is there a special event you are going to attend? Grab this cut file from the shop, and create a layout like this!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Piroska