Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back for my second share this month and I decided to see how I could use one of the CUT to YOU cut files to make something other than a layout. Now, I love a mini album and decided that the Circletastic cut file would be perfect to make pages from!…. and yes I am still going with some Christmas photos!
I firstly needed to release the compound path for the four circles so that I could cut more than just four out, this meant each circle could then be regrouped as an individual shape. I didn’t resize them as I could already fit nine onto one sheet of card which was perfect for what I needed as I knew I wanted to mix in some patterned paper pages too.
I backed each of the cut file circles with patterned paper. I then cut a further five circles out from just patterned paper and stitched around them with gold thread to add some texture. I found out that sewing in a circle is not the easiest, so they are a little wonky!
I also made a circle vellum shaker pocket to include in the mini album, to do this I just stitched around the two vellum circles and filled it with pretty matching sequins.
I used tiny portrait photos that are 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and were cut on my Canon Selphy ‘four up with borders’. I backed them all with patterned papers.
To finish my mini album off I added the photos and lots of matching embellishments to each of the pages.
I used two of the cut file pages to feature on the front and back, and added a title to the front and short quote to the back.
I hope this has given you some inspiration on different ways to use a cut file, do pop on over to see the full selection at the CUT to YOU shop. And if you haven’t already do join us over on the CUT to YOU Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by… I’ll see you next month!
Hi everyone! Kirei here with a layout featuring one of the older CUT to YOU cut files called Circle Star Combo. I love that it has a mix of stars and circles and wanted to highlight both of them….
I used a fun rainbow striped patterned paper for the cut file and then backed all the non-star circles with vellum. I picked three of these to make shaker pockets and to do this I added thin strips of foam tape around the back edge of each circle behind the vellum. Then I filled each one with some sparkly sequins that coordinated with the stripes on the cut file, and finally added another circle of vellum to seal them in!
Then I attached the cut file to a 11.5″ square piece of white textured card using foam pads. I had already stuck the white card to a frame made with the same rainbow striped paper that I had used for the cut file.
I added back the stars from the cut file using more foam pads, and placed them slightly off centre.
I mounted two small photos with patterned paper and attached them to the bottom right of the layout, raising the top edges with foam pads. Then the fun bit…. adding the embellishments! I used tone on tone word stickers on the cut file, and lots of other matching ephemera, stickers and enamel stickers to the top and bottom of the photos.
Finally I added a one word title for the fab exhibition that we saw in Kew Gardens in London last year….
You can find this cut file and loads more over in the CUT to YOU shop! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share any layouts you make using one of the cut files… thanks for looking today, see you later in the month!
Kay here with you today sharing a boy themed layout using a new cutfile from the January release. I have used the new CUT to YOU Circle Eights Cut File and papers from the Boys Rule collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. This combo was perfect for as I am a mum of 3 boys!
I wanted the cutfile to really stand out against the lovely bright papers so I used black cardstock. I had some small scraps of paper to use up and armed with a circle punch I filled in all the circles.
Using 3D foam I mounted the design onto the background sheet after adding a few splatters here and there. I then added my photo followed by embellishments from the collection’s ephemera packs.
I added some punched stars and some small white enamel dots to complete my design.
If you are like me and are always on the hunt for boy designs, make sure you jump into the Boyz Zone on the CUT to YOU website.
I cut the cut file from black card stock using my Silhouette.
I then backed it with some bright, stripy patterned paper.
I added some white card stock and a black stripe as highlights to the camera Cut File before backing with the stripy paper.
Before I stuck the title down I created some more interest in the background using some white modelling paste through a stencil to create some subtle texture, then added some ink splatters in bright rainbow colours.
I added a small cluster of embellishments and some hand-written journaling.