Homemade Happiness | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with my second layout for the month and this time I used two of the fab new May cut files… called ‘Homemade Happiness’ and ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ that are available now in the CUT to YOU shop! Now I don’t bake normally and am not a fancy cook but during lockdown I have been trying out new recipes and decided I needed to bake my husband’s favourite chocolate flapjacks! Nothing fancy but a big deal for me as I just wouldn’t normally do it…. so they had to make it onto a layout and these cut files where just perfect!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HomemadeHappiness_layoutB_May2020v2_withfooter

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I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection as I love the colours but better still there was a cute little bakery shop in the ephemera pack which was perfect to go with the two baking themed cut files!

For my background I picked a pretty yellow gingham patterned paper, then cut a curved strip from the top and bottom of the layout. I distressed the cut edges then backed the top and bottom with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file title.

I cut the ‘Homemade Happiness’ cut file title twice, from one of the patterned papers and from white cardstock as I wanted to combine the two. I filled in the ‘HAPPINESS’ letters with the ones I cut from the white cardstock, this helped it stand out more against my yellow gingham check background. I stuck it down with foam pads as wanted to add some dimension.

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Then I cut the ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ oven glove also from white cardstock and backed it with a pretty floral patterned paper. I attached it straight to the background but only in the centre as I curved the edges of the oven glove for more dimension. Then I added a small wooden enamel button to make it look like the oven glove was hung on it.

 

 

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To finish off I added three small photos that I backed with a coordinating patterned paper, these are stuck down flat on the bottom edge and raised on foam pads at the top edges.

I finished off with some cute ephemera, puffy stickers and enamel dots to the right of my photos, and as a cluster at the bottom of the layout… love the little bakery!

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To see more of the fab new releases don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop  and if you haven’t already then come and join in with the inspiration and chat over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

Love | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I’m here with a layout using one of the fab new May cut file releases, this one is called ‘All You Need is Love’ and is available over in the CUT to YOU shop. This is a very girly layout and I went for lots of pretty colours, layered flowers and cute little icons!

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I often cut out my cut files from white cardstock but decided to mix it up and go with one of the patterned papers in the Echo Park ‘All Girl’ collection. I then backed each line of the cut file with a coordinating patterned paper.

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For the base of the layout I used a raspberry coloured patterned paper that I attached to a frame (which was from the same patterned paper as the cut file). I stitched around all four sides and distressed the edges and then I watered down some white paint and added lots of splatters to the background. Now I stuck down the cut file which I mounted on foam pads to add dimension.

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I used just the one square photo that I mounted with a few of the patterned papers then stuck that to the layout using foam pads… I do love adding dimension!

Then it was time to add some embellishments, now I only have the matching sticker sheet with this collection so made some of my own layered flowers using different size punches and patterned papers. 

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Then I tucked in some cute little stickers, a fussy cut rainbow and some pretty pastel acrylic hearts to finish off. I added my journaling along the bottom of the layout and didn’t bother with a title as I think the fab cut file says everything!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Why don’t you pop  on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see the rest of the fab new May releases… and if you haven’t already come and join the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group for more inspiration and chat!

Happy scrapping and stay safe!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

 

Live For Today | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s April already, I’m in the UK and the weather is really lovely this week… won’t even need a coat to go outside which I have been in every day until now. The temperature has literally changed overnight!

So for my first layout this month I am using the fab ‘Live For Today’ title cut file that you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop….

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CTYLiveForToday (1)I cut it in white card and then decided I wanted to paint the word ‘today’ so just cut it apart from the ‘LIVE FOR’. I took inspiration for the paint colours from the striped patterned papers I was using. I carefully blended one colour into the next then once it was dry added some white highlights to each letter. Then I wanted to add more definition to the word so stuck it to some of the striped patterned paper and carefully cut around it leaving a small border. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020bThen I backed the ‘LIVE FOR’ with some of the coordinating patterned papers. I popped it up on foam pads just over the right side of the photo, then stuck the ‘today’ down straight to the layout. I only used glue along the centre of the word so I could still create some dimension from the non-stuck edges.CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020dCutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020aI added small striped paper strips down the left side of the white card and added some coordinating stitching for texture. On the right side of the layout I tore off a piece from the edge of the white card and added a strip of the same patterned paper just underneath. My photo is mounted on four different patterned papers and then stuck directly to the white card.

 

I added a little tassel banner and some coordinating word and star stickers. CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_LiveForToday_layoutA_April2020cTo finish off my layout I added some paint splatters to the background and wrote my journaling.

Thanks for looking, pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files including the brand new April releases!

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

 

 

So Berry Sweet | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020_withfooter

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I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.

I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.

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Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…

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I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers.  I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.

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I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020aThanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out all the fab designs over in the CUT to YOU shop! See you next month…

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

Life’s Short | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with a new layout featuring one of the fab CUT to YOU March releases! I’ve gone a little fruity and am using two of the new fruit cut files for my shares this month, the first one is the ‘Lemons’ cut file…

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Now I have to confess that this didn’t end up how I planned it… as it was initially going to have a giant shaker for the centre lemon slice! So… what happened? Well I backed the two outer lemons with patterned paper raised on foam pads and when it came to doing the middle one I realised that I had forgotten to back it first with some vellum! Oops…. so then looked to see if I could recover it but decided I was likely to end up ripping some of the cut file so onto plan B!

I wanted to back the centre with the same patterned paper as I had used for the layout frame but it was a little too bold so backed it with vellum first and then the paper and it was perfect! Remember there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities!

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I added my photo to the top left of the layout mounted with lots of layers of matching papers and some tags. Then added some of the ephemera to either side of the photo.

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I added a few fussy cut lemons and some of the ephemera down to the bottom right just to balance the photo cluster in the top left.

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I searched online for an appropriate lemony title and thought this one was perfect to go with my photo of us out and about at an event near to us…. ‘Life’s short, live it with zest!’

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I hope you’re feeling inspired…. why not pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the new releases and loads more fab cut files! And don’t forget to join us over on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page… see you later this month for another fruity layout!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Sweet Dreams | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! Marie here with the sweetest layout using the “Circle of Love” cutfile which is one of this month’s new releases.

And this is the cutfile I used.

First of all I cut the cutfile as large as I could on my Cricut (11.5 inches wide) from white cardstock. I then cut it so that I could have it over two of the corners and not in the centre.

Then, I backed the hearts using the ombre paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight Collection and attached it to the background paper (also CVS Midnight) with adhesive foam to give the layout some depth.

I then matted my sweet photograph on different papers from the range and tucked it in behind the larger of the two cutfile sections.

I added lots of lovely embellishments and stickers and some splatters of white acrylic paint.

There is a process video here if you’d like to take a look how it all came together:

Remember to pop by the shop to see all the gorgeous cutfiles and the NEW KIT TO YOU sets available now!

Until next time,

Marie x

Sing the song that’s in your heart | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey Scrappy Friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share my latest layout featuring an oldy but a goody Cut File, the Scalloped Heart.

My inspiration came from Case File No.309 over at the CSI Challenge Blog.

I cut the Scalloped Heart Cut File from black cardstock, drawing on the love heart in the centre of the cage in the inspo piece.

I cut the file quite large, and this then became the central element on the page. I was able to tuck my photo stack inside the heart, and then centre my my mixed media, title and embellishments around it.

I randomly found on my desk a piece of an older Cut File, cut out of green patterned paper, that matched the page perfectly! I’ve tucked this up at the top of my page. Totally pays to keep your scraps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out all the new February releases! And don’t forget to play along over at CSI 😀

Big Loves,

Tam xo

HOLIDAY CHEER | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today, I hope you have all had time to be creative this past weekend. I’m here with a new share, and I’m still on my Christmas kick.  This one is actually from a few years back so it was so good to get it done… and, it came together really easily with the help of the ‘Christmas Banner‘ cut file, I’ll show you how below.

For this layout, I had the idea to use my photo as one of the banner pieces on top of the cut file. I started by backing my photo with a cute green check pattern paper which I also echoed as a border for my background. I then went about finding the position for the photo, just so I had a plan when working with the cut file. I find it’s best to sort the photo position first as this can save you some time in the backing process, that is, you don’t have to back the parts of the file that your photo will cover.

With a plan of attack, I then went about backing my cut file. I’ve used a combination of papers from the Pink Fresh Studio ‘Holiday Vibes’ collection. I love the bold colours in this collection and really wanted a pop of red and green. I just worked right to left on both pieces of cut file mixing and matching the colours of the papers to back the file until I was happy.

Next, I positioned the two cut file pieces onto my background and positioned my photo. The page was really coming together at this point, there was only embellishing left to do. For this, I’ve kept things really simple by continuing to use the same collection. I’ve just pulled out all the fun bits and pieces and mixed and matched them to create areas of interest along each of the banners. I just kept in mind that when viewing the page, my eye needed to be drawn across the banners, so kept the embellishments along this same line.

I’ve then gone ahead and added my title, again working along that same line across the page, it fits perfectly under my photo.

And, that was the page done! I am really happy with all the little details in this one and at how fast it came together. I hope it inspires you to continue to document your Christmas photos even though the season is over. If you do make something, I’d love you to share it in our Facebook group so we can all see! Come say Hi!

Until next time,

Picture Perfect | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with my second CUT to YOU layout for the month and I decided to use the fab Camera Oh Snap cut file to go with my cute photo of a friend’s daughter at a recent weekend away we had…

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I cut the camera out with white card and then backed it using a mix of soft pink and dusty blue patterned papers. I love dimension on my layouts so had to use sticky foam pads to give it that more layered look, it can be a bit fiddly but it’s definitely worth it in the end!

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Though I did decide to back the parts of the letters that were open… but stuck them directly onto the cut file as they were so small!

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My photo is mounted on patterned paper and tissue paper and then I created an embellishment cluster to the bottom left of the photo and overlapping the cut file.

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I hope you’re inspired by what you’ve seen, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the other fab cut files and please share your layouts over on the CUT to YOU Facebook group as we love to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!

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December Daily 2019 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely peeps,

I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!

Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!

Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!

Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!

Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.

I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!

I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.

I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.

On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.

I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!

Big Loves,

Tam xo