SWEET SUMMER | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Super excited to be joining you today with some more Scrappy inspiration including a new YouTube process video. I’ve used Jen Hadfield ‘Hey Hello’ papers and embellishments as well as some goodies from my stash! The cut file I’ve featured is the ‘Simply Floral Pendent‘ which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video, be sure to subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment ๐Ÿ™‚

For The Record | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU family and welcome to the blog today! I’m excited to be sharing my first project for August with you!

As you can see I’ve used the fun new “Office Clips” cut file. I’ve cut 5 of these on textured white cardstock after I altered them a tiny bit to make them like Instax prints.

On a whim I had also cut this “For The Record” title to fill the empty space on my white cardstock and then decided that it would work perfectly for the title for this page!

I’ve used the Shimelle “Never Grow Up” collection for this page and I really love the fun, kinda whimsy look of my finished page. You can see this come together on my YT video which is linked below!

And to finish off, here are a few close up shots!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I can’t wait to come back later in the month with my next page which I am already working on!! Until then, head over to the shop here for the awesome new August releases and make sure you sign up to the newsletter for the twice a month freebies!!

Happy scrapping,
Mel
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Back To School | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello everyone and welcome to the blog today!! Melinda here to share my second creation with you for this oh so fun birthday month!!

Yep, that is back to school 2020! I tend to scrap as I feel inspired rather than chronologically. I have used the Back To School cut file released earlier this year which I really, really love and have had cut for ages!

This month was the PERFECT time to use this cut file and play along with the Two-Riffic Birthday challenge happening right now over in the HQ Facebook group! Head over here for the challenge album and have fun creating!

I have a process video for you which you can see below, just click that button, sit back and enjoy!

And here are a few close up details!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I look forward to seeing your creations for both of the fun Birthday challenges happening until 10th August!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Beautiful | Melinda Sweetman

Hello there scrappy friends and a big welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today! Melinda here with you today sharing my contribution to the very fun 2nd Birthday Celebrations You Tube hop happening all month long!

I have used the beautiful mood board for inspiration for this page and really love how it turned out!

I have used the beautiful Rosey Posey Background Cut File which I have edited in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut.

For all of the details and the process please head over here to view my process video!

And here are some close up shots for you!

Make sure you head over to this post for the full schedule (check out that A-MAZING line-up!!) for the month and over here to shop, shop, shop with your 20% off EVERYTHING code (yep, that includes digitals AND custom cuts!) CTYCELEBRATE2!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and make sure you keep an eye on that schedule so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations being shared!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Splish Splash | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout. Summer is already here in Hungary, school holiday is on. Finally! We’ve been waiting for it sooo long! However I’ve chosen an older photo of my daughter who loved when her father played with her in the Lake Balaton, lifting up and letting her down into the water with a big splash. Among the new cut files of the July Release there is a great cut file for this theme: the Splish Splash cut file.

This layout started as a disaster… I wanted to cut the cut file from the Sea to Sky paper of the Art Walk collection by Heidi Swapp. But something went wrong, the blade lost direction at a halfway point and started cutting on the wrong place so I had to stop cutting. There I was with a half-cut design, had no other paper of that specific one… I still wanted to use that paper because it matches my photos perfectly so I got out my Prima watercolours and started to make my own background.

When I was ready I cut my 2 photos into the two biggest water drops. Some of the water drops cut out of the patterned paper were still useable, I adhered them on the background, and I let the cut file drops lifting above them, giving the feeling of the splashing water.

I backed the letters and the remaining cut files from the rest of the patterned paper, so in the end I could use it even so. I added some phrase stickers and puffy heart stickers and was ready. I really love the end result. What do you think? Have you ever had a similar experience?

Come and play with us this month! July is the birthday month of CUT to YOU and we have two amazing challenges for you. The second challenge is the Two-riffic challenge – use 2 photos/2 cut files/the number 2 on your layout or create a double page to join this challenge at the CUT to YOU Facebook group.

Have a nice day and time for scrapping! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Calls for a Happy Dance | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. July is a special month , because it is a birthday month! We are celebrating the second birthday of CUT to YOU, yay! Happy Birthday CTY! ๐Ÿ™‚ We want YOU to have some fun too, so among many exciting shares we also have two awesome challenges for you! One of them is a moodboard, and I have used the Happy Dance Title Cut File from the July Release to work with this challenge.

Here is the moodboard – look at those beautiful shades of pink! And the small touch of black&white, it is so inspiring.

We live far away from my parents, but we used to meet each month. Because of the lockdown I havenโ€™t been able to see them for more than 4 months! It was horrible, but thanks to the internet, social media and video conferences we could keep in touch. But as you all know, that’s not the same… So I was amazingly happy when we could finally meet and hug each other! It really called for a happy dance ๐Ÿ˜‰

First I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock. I collected the pink shades of patterned papers from the And Many More collection from Pink Paislee, and backed the cut file with them.

Inspired by Gwen’s blog post 30 ways to Use Cut Files on Your Scrapbook Layouts, I traced the word happy and cut it from black cardstock (I only have the Basic Edition on my Silhouette so I cut the excessive parts by scissors). The doubled up word looks so great, I just love it!

I fussy cut some flowers and added them to some of the letters and around my photo. Finally I added some phrase stickers and confetti dots as a final touch to the layout.

I hope you play along with us! Check out the cut files in the shop and start cutting today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Super excited to be joining you today with the very first share as part of our Birthday YouTube HOP! I’m kicking everything off with this page I’ve created of Miss C from a few years back. I’ve used Carta Bella Flora No. 3 papers and embellishments and our ‘Rosey Posey‘ cut file which I have cut out three times and layered to create a floral cluster and background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I also mention in the video our sweet discount happening this month for 20% off everything in the store. Use code CTYCELEBRATE2 at checkout, this is for digitals and custom cuts so go for it creative friends! Code expires 31st July 2020 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

I hope you enjoy the video, be sure to subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment!

HOW TO BACK A CUT FILE | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen here today with something a little different but highly requested. I am often asked how I back my cut files, so I thought it would be fun to put together a little video with some tips and show you how I go about it.

If you are just after some quick tips here are my top 3:

  1. Use less glue than you think you need. As you press the cut file onto the pattern paper the glue will ooze out towards the edges so less is definitely more here.
  2. Use scissors you find comfortable to work with, especially if you are doing a lot of backing at once. Choose fussy cutting scissors over regular scissors, you want a scissor that has a fine tip to help you get into tight corners around the design.
  3. Practice, practice, practice…. I promise you will get better and faster at it with time.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I back cut files and find this video useful. While you’re on YouTube be sure to Like and Subscribe for more videos… I’ll be sharing more Scrapbooking process videos soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,

Love This Moment | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today. Melinda here with you today sharing another scrapbook layout I created using 2 cut files!

The first file I used is clearly very obvious, this gorgeous title “Love this Moment” which I have cut on smooth white card stock.

The second cut file, which is a little less obvious, is the fun “Book Stack Background” cut file which is part of my back ground design. To get this one onto my page I have used my foil quill in my Silhouette Cameo with some pink foil and oh boy, I love this so, so much!

With my main element already on my background I got straight into the messy stuff!! I have added lots of blues using mostly Distress Oxide Ink pads and the packaging technique. My white back ground has not had any treatment at all. With the design in the back ground being foiled it didn’t smudge or get covered over when I added all of the colour which is one of the reasons I chose to foil it!

My title was going to be pretty prominent on my page so wanted to make a feature of this also. This took a bit more effort and quiet a few coats of paint, water colours and gesso but I got there in the end lol I was trying to make as close a match to the flowers in the back ground of my photo as I could! Happy in the end!

I backed the word “this” and the hearts in the cut file with an ombre blue paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection. The hearts looked super dark so I added some white gesso and then some darker blue paint to add sparkle and some difference in colour.

Upon going through my stash after my cut file was done I chose to work with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection. I used some paper scraps for layers behind my photo, some ephemera pieces and a few stickers.

I’ve also tucked in 3 fussy cut butterflies around my page – one big one to the left of my title and then 2 smaller ones. These were added to both above and below the photo.

With my page almost complete I felt like it needed something around the edges but I wanted to do something different. I ended up tearing a small section into each side of the card stock background and then mounted my whole page onto another pattern paper from the same CVS collection. Finishing off by adding in a few staples to the torn and rolled sections of card stock.

My final touch was my journalling which I have added in grey pen right to the book below my title so it’s “in” the book! A very subtle detail but I think it’s a bit fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ And, I have a process video for you below, just hit play and I hope you enjoy!

I really, really love how this page came together. That cut file foiled in the back ground is so so fun and something a little different! You could use this effect with SO many of the cut files available in the store! My first stop to explore will be the “Backgrounds” section – how fun!!

I hope you enjoyed my share today and it has sparked some creativity for you! Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Melinda

LOVE THIS | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen here today with a new share, something bright and fun for this one. The idea for this page actually began with the cut file design; I really wanted to create a page with a white-on-white look and use a design as a background feature for my layout. I’ve seen some gorgeous pages like this and wanted to give one a go in my own style. I’ve teamed it with some brighter elements to document this sweet photo of Miss 13 taken on her birthday earlier this year.

I decided on using the ‘Garden Background‘ cutfile for this project because of its size, but also because of the more intricate nature of the design. I was also keen to use the ‘Bloom Street’ collection by Paige Evans and knew there were a lot of floral elements in it that would work really well with this one.

I started the page by creating my layout base, as I mentioned, I was really keen to try the white-on-white look, so I’ve simply layered my cut file design over a white piece of cardstock, running it slightly over one edge. I then added a frame to my page and stitching in my usual style, I just love how this frames the page. Side note, this technique is so so fast to do, no backing required for a super pretty result, so if you are not a fan of fussy cutting or you want a striking look in a short time, this is a great technique.

Next up, I backed my photo using a soft pattern from the collection, added some stitching and then raised it up on foam. I’ve placed it towards the centre of the page with the idea to add my embellishments around it.

I didn’t want to add too many things as I didn’t want to cover up all the details in the cut file, so I’ve just gone through and auditioned several die cuts from the collection. As always, I’ve started with the larger pieces first and then worked towards the smaller elements.

I’ve scrapped a bunch of photos from her birthday, so I didn’t feel the need to document it as a birthday layout as such and just wanted to enjoy the creative process with this one and have some fun. I’ve gone with the sentiment ‘You are my Sunshine’ and ‘Love This’ for my title.

I’ve also made some cute flower clusters around the photo, raising some on foam and leaving others flat for interest. I’ve also included the sweet birds and a bright yellow sunshine die-cut to pull the theme of the page together.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I’ve put this page together and that it inspires you in some way. Be sure to tag @cuttoyou if you make anything using the design, I really love to see your projects.

Until next time,