CUT to YOU | You Are My World | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello!! I am so very happy to be here with you for my very first share for CUT to YOU for 2021! Here is the fun and bright page that I created.

Now, this cut file is actually from one of the “Kit to You” kits and is the “You Are My World” kit.

I really, really love this title but as you can see I have gone in a very different direction to what is in the kit which just goes to show how versatile a cut file AND the kits are!

I’ve pulled some goodies from my stash for this page, namely Shimelle “Box of Crayons” and really love the bright and bold colours.

And, of course, I have a process video for you which is linked below.

I’ll leave you too, with a few close ups!

If you haven’t already, you should TOTALLY check out the Kits in the store! I really, really love these cut files and they are only available through the kits. I’ve also used the kit as they were specifically designed when I’ve found myself a little lacking in mojo! If you’re not sure what the kits are all about Gwen has uploaded a video over here with all the info!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to maybe use some supplies a little differently to their original purpose! Happy scrapping and see you soon!

Melinda

Christmas Wishes | Ali Skifton

Happy New Year! I am so excited to be here with you sharing my first layout for the Cut To You Design Team. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are still enjoying their time with their families and friends.

As soon as I saw the Christmas Wishes cut file I knew I had to use it to scrap our Christmas photo card. I decided to use the red paper to back up the whole cut file title because I wanted it to pop against the black and white star paper.

Here is the link to the Christmas Wishes Title Cut file that I used on my layout. There are so many terrific Christmas cut files in the shop it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use for this photo.

I decided to add my journaling to the title too, which I thought was something fun and different. I typed up the Christmas saying that I thought went well with the title cut file and the photo and added two enamel dots to the strip of paper. I added foam tape to the back of my cut file title to add some dimension to the layout. I then used the penguin and ornament die cuts to decorate the title. I also added heart card stock stickers to the middle of the letters R and A.

I hope you enjoy the layout and that it brings a smile to your face. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!

Love, Ali XO

CUT to YOU | For the Record – Firsts in 2020 | For the Record Cut File

Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s Piroska here today on the CUT to YOU blog and I am so happy to continue at CUT to YOU over this new term! For this year’s first share I made a retrospective double pages layout. I rarely do double pages, but this time I had so many photos, that it didn’t fit on one page.

2020 wasn’t an easy year, we had to face many unusual things. However when I was looking through our photos of the year, I realised we had many precious memories. Having a kid means there are always things you experience for the first time: kid learning to skate/rolling skate, trying SUP, first cycle-tour together, losing of the first tooth, playing more difficult games, started reading books. But the pandemic has given us, adults some opportunities to try out new things too: home office as a teacher, home schooling, baking “kifli”, making a garden on our never-used balcony, wearing a mask (not the best experience though), or keeping touch with family and friends via video chat.

So here is my layout for this collection of memories:

First I cut the For the Record cut file from white cardstock. I backed it from the Totally Splendid patterned paper from the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio. As I cut it large and had too many photos to include, I decided to glue it on a second page, on the darker background of the Simply Magical paper.

For my photos I used an almost white background paper, the Oh So Delightful paper. It had the same grids as the previous one what helped me to place my several photos and write my journalling.

When I placed my photos, I started to decorate my two pages. I used similar elements or similar colours to create a connection between the two pages.

I added some cut outs or fussy cut some elements from the patterned papers of the days of Splendor collection, and also some chipboard flairs. I also used some foam adhesives to create dimensions.

I hope, I could inspire you to make a similar layout. This For the Record cut file is perfect for all kinds of memories, so grab it and some other ones from the shop ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lovely | Melinda Sweetman

Hello one final time for 2020 from me!!! And boy what a year it’s been! I don’t know about you but this year sure has given me time to think about the things I’m grateful for and lots of time to scrap!! Today I have for you a scrapbook layout about ME! And some fun winter PJ’s! I hope you enjoy!

I don’t know if you have seen this most gorgeous fox in the store but I have seriously been hanging out to use her for the longest time! She is “Mrs Fox” is available here in the CUT to YOU store. I have cut her on the “Stepping Stones” pattern paper in the Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The colours in this collection were just PERFECT for this photo!

Gah, isn’t she just the cutest little fox ever?!? However, I do think she needs a “Mr Fox”, Gwen…..
Anyways, I have backed her using the 6×8 Paper Stack in the Daydream collection and then used that gorgeous blue with the feathers for my background. Mrs Fox and my photo just pop right off that background!

As usual, I have a process video for you all! Please be aware, this video was made away from home so looks a little different to my “normal” videos but I figured a video was better than no video ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll leave you with a few close up shots of this and I do hope that I have inspired you to scrap a little something about YOU!!

If you are reading this post the day it goes live there are only 9 short days until the excitement of Christmas morning is actually here! However you celebrate, even if your Christmas Day is a not a “traditional Christmas celebration”, I wish you all a magical day, filled with lots of love and laughter and hopefully surrounded by those you love!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic remainder of December and 2020!!
Mel
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Together in the Christmas Fair | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. We are already after the 3rd Sunday of Advent, and during advent-time we like to organise some special activities, like going to Christmas concerts, watching the Nutcracker ballett, visiting Christmas markets, drinking some mulled wine, eating chimney cake… But this year is different, all of the above have been cancelled… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So I revisit those memories in my scraproom.

I chose the wonderful Holly Background cut file as a base of my layout. I cut it from white cardstock and started to back it with some patterned papers of the Muรฉrdago collection of Mintopรญa.

When I was ready with the backing of the Holly Background cut file, I sprinkled some watercolours on a white cardstock.

When it was dry, I glued the cut file on the white background, and as I found it was too pale, I cut the edges and added a darker border.

Then I cut some poinsettias with my Sizzix, and added them to the cut file.

I finally added the title and some gold leaf and pine stickers to the flowers.

I hope you are all going to have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, and will have some time for creating too! For having great basics to start, visit the CUT to YOU shop for some beautiful Christmas cut files! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Joy | Christmas Joy | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new Christmas themed layout featuring the awesome Christmas Joy cut file.

I cut the entire design out from white cardstock and then backed the design with a red patterned paper to help it pop. While I was backing the cut file design, I decided to cut it down so that only half of the cut file would be used.

Christmas Joy cut file

I adhered the cut file to the bottom half of the plain white cardstock background using craft foam to lift it up from the background. Above the cut file design, I adhered my photo also using craft foam. I layered a grey coloured paper doily and a tag here also. On the right of my photo, I added another smaller tag. I trimmed down the white cardstock and then placed some phrases top and bottom. I then backed the entire white cardstock background to a black patterned paper from the Christmas collection I chose for this layout.

You can see in the detail photos the shadows created on the page by using craft foam underneath the cut file. I love how this looks and gives lots of dimension. I included some embellishments on top of the cut file design, including the super cute wood veneer reindeer with the enamel dot red nose, some more enamel dots in various colours, a wood veneer star, a black fabric bow and 2 gorgeous flair buttons that matched the theme and colours perfectly and some phrase die-cuts.

I love title cut file designs like the Christmas Joy one as they take all the guess work out of choosing a title and because they take up lots of room on the page, you only have so many choices where to add your photo and embellishments which in my opinion makes creating quicker!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you are all getting into the spirit of Christmas?! If not, why not check out the CUT to YOU online store and grab yourself some Christmas cut file designs?

Happy Christmas creating!

MISS THIRTEEN | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back with you today for some more Scrapbook inspiration. I have a fun share of my Miss Thirteen for this one. This photo was taken on her 13th birthday and I just adore that sweet pose. I’m using Pebbles Inc ‘Girl Squad’ for this layout a fun and funky collection for teen girls. I’ve teamed it with the ‘Sweetheart‘ cut file which I’ve left open to create a fun background layer.

Here’s a closer look at the ‘Sweetheart‘ design:

To begin my page, I’ve created my background by combining two pattern papers, I’ve gone with a bright colour scheme and decided on adding some pops of black as well. Before adding my stitching to the edge, I’ve layered in the cut file (cut on white card-stock) and purposely run it off the edge of the page.

I had very limited paper choices in this collection, so I’ve used the 6×6 pattern paper to create some paper layers in my background. I’ve backed my photo with the same pattern paper as my background edge to make it pop but softened it with a layer of vellum.

Next, I’ve pulled a title sentiment from the ephemera pack, I just love the quote ‘Happy Girls are the Prettiest’, it’s so true. At this stage, I thought it might be my title, but I do end up adding another one.

Next, I’ve added in some more of the die cut ephemera elements including some floral pieces, so heart die cuts and the cutest pair of sunglasses, this really is a fun collection.

It was at this point that I thought the page needed a little more detail, so I created a couple of paper bows using my Sizzix machine. I’ve had this bow die for the longest time, it is so handy and a great way to use up paper scraps. I’ve also added here my title ‘Miss Thirteen’ using some Thickers from my stash. I chose black to help pull all of the darker element on the page together. I don’t work a lot with black but just love how it pops on this page.

AND, that is the page complete. Thanks for popping by today creative friends, I hope this one has inspired you to get creating. As always, I love seeing what you make so be sure to tag me on social.

Until next time,

Christmas Star | Melinda Sweetman

Hey everyone, it’s Melinda here with you for today’s blog post! I have this super fun Christmas page to share featuring a 2019 photo.

This page features the very awesome “Star Light, Star Bright” cut file which has been embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. And I just love how it turned out!

I said it recently in another post, but in case you didn’t know, stars are totally my jam. My fave!! So as I flipped through my photos and came across this one. I knew straight away that I just HAD to cut it AND that it simply HAD to be gold!

By happy accident my boy is wearing a teal-ish coloured shirt which, for me, is part of a perfect Christmas colour combo – red/teal/white/gold and in this case, silver too ;), so I totally embraced that and created a messy mixed media background with lots of different Lindy’s products.

Oh, and with teal in my colour scheme I simply had to include these gorgeous X and O Charms Creations!!!

I, of course, have a process video for which is below! Grab a cuppa, sit back and I do hope you enjoy!

I’ll leave with you a few close up shots!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that maybe I have inspired you to use a more non-traditional colour scheme for some Christmas pages ๐Ÿ˜‰ Make sure to head over here to the shop if you are looking for all of the stunning Christmas designs and make sure you have signed up here to the newsletter. It may be very worth your while to keep up to date with the CUT to YOU happenings ๐Ÿ˜‰

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Merry Christmas | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the many more and more beautiful Christmas cut files in the CUT to YOU shop? Whether you are documenting a previous memory or preparing for your December Daily album, these cut files will be perfect for you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

As December is coming closer, I like to scrap Christmas photos. This one is from last year, was taken on Christmas Eve, which we usually spend just the three of us. In Hungary we decorate the tree on this day, and the presents are under the tree. It is not Santa who brings gifts on Christmas Eve (because he brings some sweets to the good children on the 6th December), but the Little Jesus or the angels, as the faith of the family it requires.

For my layout I chose the Poinsettia Wreath cut file, it is sooo beautiful, I had to use it ASAP! ๐Ÿ˜€

As I wanted to use traditional colours, I used the Together for Christmas collection from Pink Paislee from last year. I backed the cut file with red and green patterned papers.

I arranged the cut files as it is, and started to decorate the wreath with some fussy cut flowers and leaves.

I matted the photo with some patterned papers, made a tag, and put the photo on the upper side of the wreath.

I added the title in the middle to separate the two parts. This way I created some white space under the title. I finally added a chipboard from ScrapUp! ScrapBook from my stash.

I hope I could inspire you to make a layout with this cut file. Get over to the shop, and find some new cut files ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Birthday | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello CUT to YOU friends and family!! I’m really excited to be here with you to share this somewhat (ok, ok, VERY!!) busy page that I created using 2 cut files and a quick and easy mixed media technique on my background!

And here is the first file I used – “Happy Birthday Title“. This was cut in white textured cardstock and backed with the 6×8 Paper Stack from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Legendary collection.

And the second one I used is “Rock Star“. Now, if you follow me you probably know that I love stars so when I saw this cut file when it was released I was so bummed when I didn’t come up with an idea straight away! But, it’s on a page now and I love it! This was cut on a pattern paper – Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Legendary – “Brave Heart”.

I’m also playing along with this fun CSI Challenge which is all about using older products!! I’ve pulled some acrylic paint from my stash as my “older stash” and then pulled on the fun, bright colours and also included lots of layers on my back ground and distressing.

Of course, I have a process video for you which is below! For me to include all the things it’s a bit longer than “normal” so make sure you grab a cuppa and I hope you enjoy!

I seriously had so much fun creating this page! It’s messy, bright, layered and features my boy on his 10th birthday with a few loving words from Mum to Son. I’ll leave with you a few close ups and make sure you head on over to CSI: Color Stories, Inspiration to join in one, some or maybe even ALL of the challenges that are current! Remember, CTY is a major sponsor!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that it has inspired you to maybe play along with one of these challenges for some great prizes! Or perhaps, to try a new (maybe messy?!?) technique?!? I’d love to hear!

Oh, one last thing before I leave, have you seen the gorgeous new Christmas cut files in the store?!?? SO many beautiful designs! I can’t wait to share my next page with you, wink wink ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!