Feel the Magic | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today sharing this sweet little page of my little princess. I have used the fun ‘Feel the Magic’ cut file as the focal point of the page, and everything else has really just sprung from there.

I used a one piece of patterned paper behind my cut file, it had a very loose painterly rainbow pattern on it, and a consequence it has bought multiple colours into the title. I then used these colours as inspiration.

I actually fussy cut my photo, because the background was very dull (I haven’t done that in forever! And once I had done that my little miss tucked in behind the cut file perfectly. I popped the cut file up on foam, as well as my photo, and then got to work building my layers underneath.

I created three clusters to the top of my layers, to the left of the cut file and to the right of my photo. This created a visual triangle, with the cut file right in the centre.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out! It’s sweet and whimsical and fun, and that’s just how I like it!

See you again soon!

Big Loves, Tam xo

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

Totally Awesome Wow! | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

So happy to be back with you again to share another fun layout featuring another fun cut file! For this layout I have used the Floral Camera file, which I have kept quite small, and have cut from white card stock.

I really wanted the cut file to be the focal point of my layout, particularly as I wanted to add my photo inside the lens of the camera. So I started there, popping in my photo amd then backing the file, and then working my way outwards.

I love how all the layers direct your eye toward the cut file, and even though there are a lot of colours and patterns, that this remains the focus. I thinking cutting it out in white, and adding dimensional foam underneath, also helps with this. As does using minimal embellishing.

There are quite a few similar camera cut files in the shop, and you can actually pick them up in a bundle set, which is great value for money!

Thanks for stopping by again today.

Big Loves, Tam xo

Oh So Happy | Jamie Striplin

Hello CUT to You friends! I know I’m not alone in my love for anything with scallops! It’s just such a sweet design and this Scallop Banners cut file is no exception! I am a big fan of cut files that are versatile and this one can be used so many ways!

For this Layout, I knew I wanted to cut out a bunch of scallops from a piece of patterned paper with rainbow colored stripes. I measured the stripes on my paper and resized the cut file so it would cut them out perfectly. I made them all slightly different lengths so they would have some variation. After gluing them down, I stitched through each banner. Originally, I had planned to use the banners horizontally, but as I started layering, I realized it would cover a big chunk of the color and I didn’t want to do that! So I flipped by layout so the banners were vertical and I love the look this gave the page!

I also cut a bunch of these scallop borders out of white to use as layering pieces. Love me some layering pieces!! I adore these sweet photos of my daughter in her sun hat last spring! The scallops complement the sweetness of the photos so well! This is definitely a cut file I will use over and over!

Thanks for looking! Make sure to hop on over the CUT to YOU shop and grab this super sweet cut file!

XO, Jamie

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

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

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 23

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas! It’s been such a fantastic event and I have lots of ideas ready to use in my own Christmas albums!

As soon as I saw the ‘Jingle Bells‘ cut file from Cut To You, I immediately said “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” and knew that I would use the cut file to document my love for the film, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favourite Christmas film and, whenever I’ve been able, I visit our local theatre for their special Christmas Eve showing. It’s a lovely seasonal tradition and I’ve documented it several times in my albums. So, instead of a layout, I decided to create a Memorydex card – and have a little fun with the cut file and the beautiful Twinkle All The Way collection from Rosie’s Studio. 

I sized the Jingle Bells cut file to around 5 inches across (Memorydex cards need a base of no more than 4 inches, but if you add the main focal to a base, you can make them a little wider) then backed it with patterned papers from the Rosie’s Studio collection, before I added it to a Memorydex base. I then created a little embellishment cluster – which includes a beautiful little angel. Lastly, I typed up the quote, and added it to my Memorydex card like journalling strips. Voila! 

I have a lot of seasonal quotes and lyrics that I would love to document and it’s my intention to create some more Memorydex cards with my favourite Cut To You cut files! Do you think you could use this method to document any of your own favourites? Please visit me on Instagram and let me know!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 13

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s December which means all of the Design Team are having fun using some of the fab Christmas collection cut files that you can find in the store here.

Over here in the UK, the cold weather has settled in and it has started to go dark by 4pm…. winter is coming! So I had to scrap a photo of my husband and I on the one snow day we had last year! Which meant I just had to use the fab Snowflake cut file that you can find here in the store….

I decided to go large and cut the Snowflake cut file big enough to fit across the 12 x 12 background, and once it was cut I painted it with a clear, shimmery paint that adds just the right amount of sparkle! And just to finish it off I stitched through it with silver thread.

Then I picked out this pretty snowflake patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin ‘Warm Wishes’ collection to use as my background, just love the teal colour with all the white snowflakes! To add a bit more sparkle I stitched around the border a few times using silver thread.

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background using sticky foam pads to add dimension.

My photo is mounted on some white tissue paper to add some separation between that and the background. I then stuck it down just to the left of the layout

Now I normally like to use lots of embellishments but when playing around with them decided that actually the layout really didn’t need many at all as it would have just detracted from the the cut file, plus with the patterned paper background it was already pretty busy. So, opted for a couple of chipboard stickers from the ‘Warm Wishes’ collection and then the flair badge and tassel from my stash… easy peasy!

The only extra embellishments I added were the pretty holographic flat backed droplets, and I added these to the Snowflake cut file and to some of the snowflakes on the background paper.

All that was left to do was add my title and some journaling!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 12

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas event here at Cut To You! 

The ‘Bauble Trio’ cut file is really versatile and the individual elements are so easy to resize for smaller format layouts, albums or mini books (and I am sure that I’ll use them for other projects) but today I’ve created a 9×12 layout with the cut file as a focal. It’s so sparkly and fun – and I just love how it turned out! 

First, I found this photograph of my little cat, Banbury. Our cats are thrilled every time the Christmas decorations make an appearance and, we captured this photograph of her playing with the baubles on the tree in December 2019. There have definitely been a few cat/ornament incidents, but their joy is so infectious!

I resized the photograph to 3×4 which works well for a 9×12 layout, then I resized each of the bauble elements so that the bows are around 3 inches across. I chose to use a super sparkly glitter card to back some of the ornament details, before I backed the remainder of the ornaments with some of my Felicity Jane stash. Once the cut files were backed and decorated, I added my journalling and some gold splattering to my cardstock, before layering the baubles with my photograph onto the base. Then, I added some extra embellishments from my Felicity Jane stash – thrilled to find a few smaller baubles that work well with the cut files!

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background uPlease visit me on Instagram and let me know your favourite ornament related Christmas memories!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

Rainbow Vibes | Rainbow Vibes Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am so happy to be joining you for another term on this fabulous CUT to YOU Design Team. I am celebrating with all the bright and colourful vibes for my first share with the super fun new release Rainbow Vibes Cut File.

I knew this cut file would be perfect for the super adorable photo of my little girl and her cousin after giving themselves some very colourful makeovers. You can see all the details on how this layout came together in my process video below.

Here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a great day!