Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my second layout for the month featuring an older cut file called Squares Cubed that can be found here in the shop. It’s one I have wanted to use for a while so decided it was perfect to go with my Disney photo and the Simple Stories ‘Say Cheese Main Street’ collection.
After using a black cut file on my last layout I decided to try cutting this one from patterned paper rather than just white cardstock. I cut out 9 of the different square designs (but did end up using only 8) from a black and white spotted paper.
Then I backed them all with different coloured patterned papers from the same collection. Some were raised up on foam pads and some were stuck directly to the cut file so that I got different levels of dimension onto the layout.
It was all quite bold but as my photo is bright and was in traditional 6″x 4″ size (rather than the smaller 3″ x 4″ that I often use) I decided it worked well!
For my layout background I cut a sheet of white cardstock down to 11 1/2″ square, stuck it to a frame of black card and then stitched around the edges in bright yellow thread.
I placed my backed cut file squares onto the layout along with my backed photo and once I was happy with the placement I stuck them all down.
Then I added embellishment clusters above and below the photo all using ephemera and stickers from the same collection.
To finish off I added a coordinating Thickers title, lots of enamel dots and my journaling.
Thanks for stopping by and 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 the fab free cut files!
Hi again CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with my second layout for the month using another of the fab new September releases…. I loved the Rocket cut file and initially was going to use it with some pics of my nephews however once I got started decided that it was going to be perfect for one of my lovely husband! You can find the Rocket cut file here in the CUT to YOU store.
I cut the rocket and stars out in white cardstock and then backed them with some patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ collection that I still have in my stash. I used foam pads when attaching the patterned papers to add dimension as that is probably my favourite technique when using cut files!
You can see I backed the star cut files with stars from one of the patterned papers, then added a swoosh from one of the striped patterned papers in the matching colour as I thought it created what looked like movement coming from the shooting star.
Once the rocket and stars were all backed I stuck them down to my background which is a very old October Afternoon paper that I have hung onto as I knew it would come in use one day!
I then added my black and white photo that I layered up with five different coordinating papers that I had , I stuck it down with foam pads on the top edge only so that I could tuck in the bottom edge just under the cut file. I tucked in a few stickers and a ticket from the matching ephemera.
Finally I added a title using the word ‘LOVE’ from the coordinating title pack, I mounted this to some of the yellow patterned paper so that it stood out more against the white cardstock of the cut file. Then I cut up some of the words to get the letters ‘Y’, ‘O’ and ‘U’ and stuck them down directly to the layout. I finished off with the sticker saying ‘To the moon and back’.
At this point I decided it needed something else on the background, so added some little stars that I stitched with silver thread, this just added the extra texture that it needed and I was happy!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU store to see all of the fabulous cut files available and if you want to receive a FREE cut file each month then subscribe to the newsletter here…. see you all next month!
Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.
I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.
I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.
I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.
I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.
As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.
Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!
I recently purchased a new boy collection and wanted to get stuck in and create with it straight away. I decided to cut the Constellation Cluster cut file from white cardstock – I mean how can you go wrong with stars on a boy layout right? I placed small thin pieces of craft foam underneath the star cut file and adhered it to the yellow background patterned paper. You can see in the detail photo below the shadow this created by giving the cut file dimension.
I also love how the white cut file design pops against the yellow paper. I placed my matted photo in the space on the right of the cut file and balanced the photo by placing a cluster of embellishments in the top left space of the cut file.
Cut file designs like this background one are fabulous if you are stuck on an idea, by cutting this design out, it instantly decides for you where to place your photo and embellishments to give you a great looking layout. Some other ideas for this cut file I thought of doing were to machine stitch it before I adhered it, watercoloured it, inked it and cut it up into several pieces.
Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create projects about those men and boys in your life! Be sure to check out the Boyzone section of the CUT to YOU store, this is a dedicated section for boy inspired cut files!
Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout for the month using a fab background cut file called Herringbone which you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop.
Now when I cut this design I didn’t plan to use it as a diamond background, it just happened by accident and when I saw it I loved how it looked so it went from there!
I backed each herringbone row with a different patterned paper from the Pink Paislee ‘5th & Monaco’ collection. For my background I trimmed some white cardstock to 11″ x 11″, distressed the edges and mounted it onto a bright coloured patterned paper frame. Then I stuck down my backed cut file using foam tape to add dimension.
I added my photo which had been mounted onto some coordinating patterned paper and layered it up with some tags and a cut apart sentiment from one of the patterned papers. I added gold thread to both of the tags and then wrote my journaling on to the back of one of the tags.
I added embellishments around the photo using matching word stickers, ephemera and puffy stickers.
Then I just needed to break up the white edges of the cut file as they didn’t pop enough so used a black scalloped edge sticker on each side of the cut file along with more floral ephemera, word stickers and puffy stickers.
I finished off with a black glossy title ‘Love You’ as it was perfect for my photo of my husband and I on a day out for my birthday!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see more of the fab cut files along with the new August releases! Don’t forget that you get a free cut file every month if you sign up to the newsletter and you can do that here.
Hi everyone! It’s CUT to YOU’s 2nd Birthday and Gwen has a month of celebrations going on including a YouTube hop with some fab Guest Designers, a bunch of new cut files, and two fun challenges with prizes to be won!
My first layout for the month uses one of the brand new cut files called Star Trio that can be found here in the shop.
I also played along with the Moodboard Challenge that was full of pretty pinks, pops of black and lots of fun images to be inspired by! Anyone can join in as long as you use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout, then add your layout to the relevant album in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group to be in with a chance to win a prize pack! Entries close 10th August 2020.
Now when I started my layout I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do other than I wanted to cut out lots of the stars and paint them all! I painted them while they were still on the Silhouette mat as that makes it easier. I also added some white and gold splatters, then let them dry before removing them from the mat. Then I stitched each one onto the white cardstock background with gold thread.
This was mounted onto a bright pink patterned paper frame and also stitched with gold thread.
I added a square photo that I mounted onto some patterned paper and white tissue paper. Then added lots of coordinating embellishments along the bottom of the photo including ephemera flowers, hearts and tags, a pink tassel, flair badge, puffy hearts and gold twine.
My title was stuck to some of the bright pink patterned paper so that it stood out from the background.
My journaling is on one of the two tags that I popped behind my photo.
I added more gold splatters to the entire layout and then lots of pretty pale pink sequins to finish off.
I hope you are inspired by my layout, do make sure you check out all of the other fab creations by the Design Team as well as our Guest Designers for this month’s birthday celebrations! You can find lots more details on Gwen’s blog post here…
Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with a layout using one of the older cut files called ‘Squiggle’ which is available here in the CTY shop. I love the randomness of this design and decided to cut it into two pieces to create a diagonal effect across the layout. I’m going for a ‘white on white’ effect to give the layout a subtle background but by still adding texture. Have a look at Gwen’s blog post on ’30 Ways to use Cut Files on your Scrapbook Layouts’ as ‘white on white’ features at #6, and if you are looking for new idea’s there are loads more!
I stuck the cut file down directly to the white cardstock but only used glue in some areas as I didn’t want it to be totally flat.
I snipped off one of the squiggles and added it on it’s own to fill the gap I had.
I layered my photo onto a few pieces of patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘More than Words’ and ‘Love Always’ (not that I’m hoarding them at all!) and lightly distressed the edges. Then I added it to the layout using foam pads to give dimension.
I then used some coordinating ephemera, enamel hearts, wood veneers, vellum ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish around the photo. I clustered them together by colour… yellow and pink.
There are lot’s more fab cut file designs in the CUT to YOU shop along with some new June releases which are equally great… it’s hard to decide which one to use next! If you don’t already subscribe then pop over here and sign up as you get a free cut file each month!
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.