I Heart You | Kelly Pyron

I had some adorable photos of my grand baby and knew the I Heart You cut file was the perfect title to go with my photos.

I cut the title on white textured cardstock and backed it with some solid cardstock in two shades of coral. I popped it up on foam adhesive and paired it with this color blocked background paper from Felicity Jane.

I grabbed some embellishments that have been sitting in my stash for a long time and challenged myself to get them used up. Vellum embellishments always seem to be a struggle for me to use, but I was determined to find a way to get them on this page! So, I just did what I love to do. I layered them! I used them as a base and added lots of other elements on and around them to create embellishment clusters.

And ta-da! I was able to use up almost all of the vellum embellishments and am really pleased with the outcome!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and checking out my project! I hope you are able to find some time to scrap this week. Be sure to stop by the Cut to You shop and browse through all the new goodies. You are bound to find something to spark inspiration!

Choose Happy | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring one of the many gorgeous title cut files from the CUT to YOU store.

Choose Happy cut file

I cut out the Choose Happy design from white cardstock and backed the open space of the ‘Happy’ part of the cut file design with a pretty yellow patterned paper. Once the cut file was backed, I added craft foam underneath both the Choose and Happy words. For the Choose word, as the design is quite thin, I cut out small strips of craft foam and strategically placed them so they were not visible when I adhered the whole design to my background patterned paper.

As the background patterned paper has a two tone effect, I decided to place my title in a similar way, I wanted the bigger Happy word of the cut file to be on the darker part of the paper and the Choose word to be above on the lighter part of the paper. I was very careful when placing my photo and the layers underneath as I tucked it in underneath the Choose word. I like how cut files look overlapping photos.

To enhance the cut file, I fussy cut out soms butterflies and arranged them around the cut file and the photo. I also added smaller embellishments on top of the cut file including some chipboard and sticker phrases, bird stickers, some puffy hearts and a handmade fabric by Charm’s Creations. To finish the page, I added a clear sticker with the dots along the bottom of the cut file and I stamped the date stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you are inspired to create a layout using the amazing title cut files in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy creating!

Happy Easter| Kelly Pyron

Hello and Happy Spring, Friends! I am happy to share my new layout with you! I used the Happy Easter Title cut file and the adorable Bunny Silhouette to create this page of my Grandloves at an Easter party, several years ago.

These cut files made putting this layout together rather quick and simply! I always love to use cut-files when I need inspiration and ideas. They take most of the guess work out of page design, which can be really helpful when you are feeling “stuck”.

I cut the files on patterned paper and then used gesso over the top of the cut files because the pattern was too bold. The gesso served two purposes. It strengthened the cut file and it toned down the pattern. I then used some coordinating patterned papers to back the cutfiles. I popped the bunny and the title up on some foam adhesive and nestled the photo cluster beneath them.

The background paper I chose had a floral design already printed on it. So, I arranged my title, bunny and photo cluster in the center and chose other elements that would work with the design of the paper. I added some fussy cut butterflies, a banner, and a few florals for some added interest. I also added three tiny flowers to the bunnies bow.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you gain a little inspiration! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful, scrappy day! ❤

Let Your Dreams be Your Wings| Kelly Pyron

Happy Spring! This is my favorite season, mostly because of all the new flowers and the earth is coming alive once again! I created this layout of my oldest daughter in celebration of the new season! I used the Daisy Bough cut file as starting point.

I really wanted the cut file to take center stage for my embellishments. I wanted to back the cut file, but I didn’t want to add any busy-ness to the background, so I decided to use vellum. Only, I realized I had run completely out of vellum. Not one to give up easily on an idea, I decided to I improvise! I had several large glassine bags, which I cut apart and used to back the cut file. I love that you can get a peek of the beautiful paper underneath but the cut file still takes center stage. Next , I lined the cut file with sticklers to really make the cut file pop.

I fussy cut elements from the Asuka collection and layered them around the photo and cut file. Lastly, I added some diamond sequins around as a finishing touch.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you enjoy it and find a little inspiration! Be sure to check out all the new cut-files in the shop!

If you would like to see the process video for this layout, click below: