Time Spent Together | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I’m up on the blog today to share a new layout I made using the adorable Spring Roses Cut n Stitch cut file. I absolutely adore stitching on layouts so I was thrilled to find this sweet floral cut file with the stitched leaves.

These sweet florals made me think of Mother’s Day and I was so happy to have these photos of me with my mom and daughter last year. I have been working on trying to be better about pulling out my phone to snap pictures with friends and family. I so often forget or just don’t feel like it, but these moments are fleeting and so precious. I’m always so thankful to look back and have them.

I first cut out the flowers in a thicker white card stock. I wanted to watercolor the flowers with some shimmery powdered paint. I then cut the same size cut file out of patterned paper to add some visual interest. the water colored flowers fit in the negative space perfectly and then I backed it with some lighter pink card stock. Having the stitching holes for the leaves already cut, made stitching the leaves a breeze. I brought it downstairs and sewed while watching TV with my husband!

Thanks so much for looking! Make sure you check out all the beautiful floral cut files in the shop! All the heart eyes!!

Xo, Jamie

Hello Baby | Tamara Buckler

Hi there CTY peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing my first share for the month. I unfortunately didn’t have any theme parks pics to use for our prompt this month, but did have this cute pic of my kiddo dressed up as Eeyore, which I felt drew in the magical theme!

I have used the Hearts on Strings cut file for this layout, which I have cut out from Navy blue card stock, just did something different!

I randomly backed some of the hearts in coordinating papers, being careful not to back the ones behind where my photo would go. I then popped each of these up on foam.

I kept my embellishments pretty tight in around my photo, so as to not cover too much of the cut file. I also created a small cluster on opposite side of the page to create balance, and draw your eye across the page and the cut file.

I love how whimsical this page is! And I’m also really happy that I cut the file from dark card stock as it doesn’t get lost on the busy background. I really feel like this works even though all the other colours are fairly pastel.

Thanks again for stopping by today!

Big Loves, Tam

Ladies Who Lunch | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I started the layout not quite sure what photos I wanted to use. I fell in love with the Spring Floral Background cut file and knew I definitely wanted to use it! Maybe it’s because Spring is finally in the air in the Pacific Northwest where I live! I cut the file out on my silhouette and started backing with some pretty floral/springy papers.

I decided to use buttons for the flower centers and sewed each one on. Once I was done, The floral background really had a spring homespun patchwork quilt feel to it and I loved this! This inspired me to use a photo of me with my crafty girls! We are like a patchwork quilt of awesomeness – all so different, but we go together so well! I chose to make the photo black and white so it wouldn’t compete with all the colors in the background and then used a little white gesso on the background patterned paper just to mute it a little bit.

Thank you so much for looking! Make sure to stop by the shop to check out all the gorgeous spring floral cut files!

Xo, Jamie

Sparkle & Shine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a pretty crazy layout with an important message, and I’ve used the fabulous Crossword Background 1 cut file to help me do it.

I have recently had a whole heap of tests done to help figure out why this Mumma is tired all the time, and this included and overnight sleep study. I sent these pics to my kids before bed time so they could see that I was all good, and let them know they didn’t need to worry about me.

I chose this cut file to go with my crazy pics because it felt like it went along with the theme of data tracking that the monitors all over my face were doing. And I’ve used lots of colourful patterned papers to accentuate that feeling, and to tie in all the different coloured wires.

I popped the whole file up on foam to give more dimension. I layered my photos down to the bottom right, not bothering to back any of my little squares underneath. I then built my clusters in a visual triangle around my photos, making them the focal point on a very busy page.

I used lots of sentiments that I felt related to my medical journey, and used the title Sparkle and Shine because that’s what I’m hoping to find again for myself through this process.

And that’s where the important message comes in! If there’s something going on for you that you haven’t managed to get checked out, go and book an appointment now! This is your reminder to take care of yourself! I know I’m looking forward to having some answers soon!

Take care out there in the big mad world.

Big loves, Tam xo

Whisk | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a new layout I made using an awesome background cut file: Hearts on Strings. I just love these sweet and whimsical loopy hearts! I wanted to scrapbook some photos of a pasta class I took with my husband for our anniversary and these hearts reminded me of the noodles we made!

I love using background cut files in a monochromatic way. It adds so much dimension and texture to a layout without adding too much visual clutter. For this layout, I cut out the Hearts on Strings cut file in white card stock and then used a fine tip glue bottle to glue it down to another piece of heavier white card stock. For this technique, I find it easiest to glue the middle part, stick it down and then finish gluing all the outer edges.

I used one of the heart pieces to embellish the middle of starburst and finished the layout off with some stitching and a little black splatter.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out all the amazing cut files Gwen has made! So many inspiring designs!!

XO, Jamie

2020 Holiday Card | Christmas Banner | Nicole Bingaman

Hello creative peeps, Nicole again! I am so excited to share another project this month. Today I am sharing a layout I created to document our Holiday Card for friends and family from 2020.

I paired my holiday card with a sketch that showed a lot of hand cut banner pieces. I immediately remembered the Christmas Banner Digital Cut File in the shop. Using a cut featuring cute layered banner all in one piece stepped up the dimension and interest in one step.

I cut both banners with my Cameo on white textured cardstock. I didn’t have a large enough piece of gold paper to cut the files with gold, so instead I used gold stamping ink and a dauber to color the white cardstock gold. This took the plain white outline up another notch.

I used 6×6 paper pads to back the openings in both banners. Knowing that one of the banners would be flipped and arching across the top of my photo card I made sure to be aware of any papers that featured text on them to insure that they were right side up in the finished product.

Once I had all the openings filled in, I attached the banners to the layout with liquid glue. Then I layered on lots of different products to add depth and dimension to the banners with die cuts, brads, enamel dots and stickers.

You can see the entire process in the video below, I love sharing my layouts over on YouTube and love chatting in the comments!

Hello Darling | Jamie Striplin

Hello Crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first layout as a part of the CUT to You design team! As soon as I saw the String of Bows cut file, I knew it would be perfect to document some sweet photos of my little girl!

I knew I wanted the bows to run the full length of the page, so I made sure they were about 11 inches long and then cut the out of white card stock. I backed each bow with some vellum to soften the background while still showcasing the bows. I popped the cut files up with some skinny foam tape to give it some dimension.

I matted my photos in white and some green patterned paper and then a white doily to add some extra sweetness! I finished it off with the perfect “Hello Darling” title and a few butterfly stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to check all the amazing designs in the CUT to YOU store!

XO, Jamie

Hello 2020 | 12 Month Planner | Nicole Bingaman

Hey…Hi…Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here and working with this amazing crew of crafters and sharing my layouts with you all!

Today I am sharing a layout I created with the 12 Month Planner Digital Cut File. This will be the album opener for my 2020 scrapbook.

I tend to keep these simple as there is no need for journaling, and instead have fun with techniques and embellishing. When I saw the 12 Month Planner Digital Cut File in the shop I knew it would be perfect for this type of layout. The small calendar openings created mini layouts for me to focus on a photo or a little area to decorate.

I chose to go with a traditional method of using the cut file by cutting it out with white textured cardstock and then backing it with various pattern papers. I do a quick tracing in pencil of either the inside or outside of the section I want to back with paper and trim it with my detailed scissors.

I made sure to select a darker colored background paper to allow my bright die cut piece to really stand out.

I am so excited to be here and I look forward to sharing even more projects using Cut to You cut files! You can watch my entire process of putting this layout together below.

Hello World | Airport Background Digital Cut File | Crystal Barrett

Hello CUT TO YOU friends,

I am Crystal Barrett AKA Pineapple Papers and I am so excited to be sharing my first design team project with you today! I am working with the Airport Background Digital Cut file.

Airport Travel SVG design for Cricut and Silhouette machines. Cute SVG cut file for Scrapbooking and Vinyl DIY crafts.

I chose to do 3 different techniques with the airplanes. First I painted the insides of the cut file with sliver bells Shimmerz paint.

Then I backed 3 of the airplanes with vellum.

The last 3 airplanes I handstitched with 2 strands of white embroidery floss.

I finished embellishing the layout with items from my stash. I would love for you to join me over on YouTube for the entire process video. https://youtu.be/I-v7i4Htm-A

Remember to wear your crown!

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!