You Make Me Smile|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to show off one of the beautiful floral cut files in the shop!

For my project this week, I started by cutting the Vintage Peony Cut File. This file is a Kit to You file, so it comes with layout ideas and directions …but…when you have finished your kit instuctions, you still have this gorgeous cut file to use again and again! I cut my cut file quite large to make it a striking focus on my page. I backed it with lots of colors and popped it up on foam tape.

I printed my photo in sepia to help it stand off the background and still be the focal point of my layout.

I love how versatile this cut file is for so many uses! You get directions and the ability to make a gorgeous layout in the kit and then you have the cut file to use over and over agin in many different ways!

You can see all the available kits in the shop HERE

And here is my proces video showing how this layout came together!

Have A Lovely Day!

Label Love|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today. I have another layout to share using a black cut file. I just loved the first one I did, so I just had to try it a second time.

I chose to use the Onward And Upward Background Cut FIle . After cutting it in black I turned it on its side to resemble a line of labels, which suited my photos perfectly. I told the story of my youngest son’s discovery of an old Dymno Label Maker and then walked all over the the house labelling things…he labelled everything he could find.

I placed my photos across the bottom of the page , matted with a fun mixed media background paper. A small cluster of embellishments to set off the photos and a splattering of black ink finished off this part of the layout.

In the upper right hand portion of the layout, I added a journaling block, some more black splatters, and another small cluster of embellishments.

For my video this week, I ran into some technology user error, so I just have a tutorial to share showing how I go about backing my cut files which I hope you find informative and helpful. And be sure to head over to the SHOP and check out all the amazing cut files!

Have A Lovely Day!

Magical Memories | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my second layout for the month featuring an older cut file called Squares Cubed that can be found here in the shop. It’s one I have wanted to use for a while so decided it was perfect to go with my Disney photo and the Simple Stories ‘Say Cheese Main Street’ collection.

After using a black cut file on my last layout I decided to try cutting this one from patterned paper rather than just white cardstock. I cut out 9 of the different square designs (but did end up using only 8) from a black and white spotted paper.

Then I backed them all with different coloured patterned papers from the same collection. Some were raised up on foam pads and some were stuck directly to the cut file so that I got different levels of dimension onto the layout.

It was all quite bold but as my photo is bright and was in traditional 6″x 4″ size (rather than the smaller 3″ x 4″ that I often use) I decided it worked well!

For my layout background I cut a sheet of white cardstock down to 11 1/2″ square, stuck it to a frame of black card and then stitched around the edges in bright yellow thread.

I placed my backed cut file squares onto the layout along with my backed photo and once I was happy with the placement I stuck them all down.

Then I added embellishment clusters above and below the photo all using ephemera and stickers from the same collection.

To finish off I added a coordinating Thickers title, lots of enamel dots and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Happy Little Heart | Tamara Buckler

Hello Scrappy Friends, I’m back again on the blog today to share my latest layout for Cut to You. This page gives me country chic, log cabin vibes, which is perfect for where I am right now because its is rainy and miserable here!

I have used Floral Note Card Cut File as the jumping off point for this page. I loved the florals in this file so much, that I duplicated them so that I could have them at the top and bottom of my page! This gave me a really natural space to cluster and tuck my photos, and I feel like the Cut File and my photos work seamlessly together because of this.

You could do this simply by cutting this file out twice (or ordering 2 Custom Cuts), but I let the Silhouette software do the hard work for me. I opened the file in the software, duplicated it, flipped and melded the two files together. This way it all cut as one piece!

I decided to only back the petals of the flowers, as I thought the open leaves gave an interesting effect against the wood grain paper. I used a paper from PinkFresh Studios that had a lovely blue gradient, and have backed each of the flowers with a different shade of blue.

I added in some layers in and around my photos for added interest and dimension. I nestled my title and a few small embellishments around the bottom right of my photo, overlapping onto the florals, but not convering them up. I also added a very small cluster at the top right to balance this off and to establish a cohesive sight line down the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you pop by to the shop to pick up a couple of our latest Cut Files!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Crazy Love|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,

Thank you so much for stopping by at the Cut to You blog! It’s Josefine here sharing a new scrapbook layout with you. My challenge for today’s layout was to “use a black cutfile” so I chose a safe one to cut out, and I have used it as my title. The file is called “Crazy love Circle”

I grabbed white cardstock as my base because it looks so good with against my black “Crazy love” title. I then cut a design paper to 6 inches, and this will be the bottom half of my page. I then used my sewing machine to sew stitches around my page.

I stamped the center of my page with yellow shimmer paints (Inklingz) using my clear background stamp for that. It’s a mixed media technique that I use a lot in my work. See also my videos on Youtube. I love this simple and convenient technique to create a beautiful background. I decided to cut the photo in the shape of a circle to fit inside my title, and I also cut a circle out of the design paper that I wanted to use behind the photo. I used a circle cutter to do this.

With my sewing machine I sewed around the edges of the design paper circle and I placed it in the center of this page with the photo on top. Now I started with the title “Crazy Love Circle” that I have already cut with my Cricut Maker. I put everything in place and I started to glue the words one by one.

I fussy cut different flowers from the design paper and glue them around the photo. I made three paper roses and placed them under the photo with several die-cuts. I decorate the page with some hearts and my layout is finished! I had a lot of fun making this scrapbook layout! Hope you had a lot af fun reading my blog today! I want to thank you for stopping by today on the Cut to You blog and wish you a beautiful and creative day!

XoXo, Jo

Wild About You | Khristina Sorge

I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely LOVE cut files from black cardstock. If you get to know me, you will know that pops of black on scrapbook layouts just totally make my day! SO….cutting this My Kind of Messy cut file from black cardstock was a no brainer. Another thing that I totally adore is cutting up my cut files. I know that that immediately raises the anxiety of some creatives but for me, I just love the variety of looks I can create when I cut up my files.

Seriously…this My Kind of Messy Cut File is just the perfect cut file because it looks great in any color, matches every single collection, and will work for any kind of photos! That checks all the boxes for me! I started with mine sized for a 12×12 layout and then I cut it in parts so that I could layer one part diagonally on the upper left of the layout and then have a little piece left over to use on the bottom right corner. I added dimensional adhesive behind my cut file so that it would have even more dimension.

I wanted to create a way to hang some stickers so I simply took some small pieces of black and white twine and used them as my hangers in the embellishment clusters. This makes it look like the stars and hanging off of the dimensional cut file. I then added a nice large title in white right over the top of my photo which is another favorite strategy of mine! Titles on top of photos….perfection!

As a finishing detail, I simply added some torn Washi tape behind my photo layers as well as a few additional stickers. Adding just a few small details really lets my cut file stand out which is perfect because it matches my daughter’s jacket which draws your eye right back to the photo.

I love using cut files (especially cut from black cardstock) to really create an impactful look on my layouts! Do you ever cut your cut files from a material other than white cardstock? What is your favorite to use? I would love to hear!

xoxo,

Khristina

Real Life | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei back again with my first layout share for March and we were challenged to use a black cut file which was something I don’t tend to do but I loved how it really popped from the layout! I used the Star Cluster cut file which you can find here in the shop and as I didn’t actually have any black cardstock I cut it in white and then had to paint it with some black gesso that I had!

I used an older Pink Paislee collection called ‘5th and Monaco’ from my stash to go with the cut file and I think it was a perfect contrast with all the bright pinks, oranges and lime greens against the black! I backed all the stars with different patterned papers that I raised on foam pads to add dimension.

For my background I went a bit crazy with some Distress Oxides in matching colours that I splattered all over the white cardstock in roughly the same area that the cut file was going. I then trimmed the white cardstock down slightly and mounted it onto a frame that I made up of different strips of the patterned paper (mainly because I didn’t have a full piece of patterned paper left!). I added a doodled black border around the edge of the white cardstock just to bring in some black.

I stuck down my backed Star Cluster cut file onto the background and then added my photo which I had mounted onto some patterned paper. Next to the photo I added a card from one of the cut apart sheets, distressing the edges first.

Then I added coordinating ephemera and puffy stickers to the left of my photo, to the left of the Happiness card and at the bottom right of the layout. I then dotted lots of coloured sequins in and around the cut file to add some sparkle!

I finished off with a gold title that I mounted on some patterned paper though wish I had had some more of the bright pink paper left as I think it would have shown up a bit better than it did!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Currently|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! For my project this week, I wanted to use one of the TN cut files in the shop show you how to easily incopporate it in a 12X12 layout.

I sized my title in my Silhouette software to about 11.75 inches tall. This gave me a large title piece and allowed me to tuck all 3 of my photos under the cut file for a striling design. I cut my Currently TN cut file in black for and extra pop of color and then paired it with a kraft background and the light colored patterns in Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection.

I printed my photos in black and white to add to the graphic nature of my layout. I love how thw title pops off the kraft background and that my title and photos work seamlessly together.

Some black ink splatters, a few embellishment clusters, and some sparkle complete the layout perfectly!

Be sure to take a peek at ALL the TN cut files in the SHOP for some out of the box inspiration on your next project!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sun Seeker | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely Cut to You peeps!

I’m back on the blog today to share with you this bright and bold page featuring the Sun Seeker cut file. This file is amazing and has given such impact to this page!

I started this page by cutting the file in black because I felt like this would give the best definition to the title and the flower. I then dug into my stash to find some yellow paper that would work for my petals… only to find I didn’t have any! So I pulled out some white cardstock and some mixed media supplies and got to work. I used texture paste and a dry brush to create the feel of the petals and then mixed various paints and inks to create the yellow I was after.

The texture paste actually made it quite difficult to get the file to adhere to the cardstock, but I persevered and got there in the end! Once I had each of the petals back, I came in with a small brush and a deeper yellow/orange ink and added some shading that radiated out from the centre of the flower. I also some white in places for a few highlights.

I used some brown patterned paper for the centre of the flower and used a stencil and some black ink to create texture. I then backed the title with some white patterned paper, and then popped everything up with foam tape.

I love how this title cut file works with this photo. The pic is of my daughter and our sweet friend, we were away camping and it was a beautiful sunny morning. I feel like like this file really captures that feeling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out the latest release Cut Files .

Until next time, Big Loves! Tam xo 😘

First Day | Onward and Upward Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends!

I am happy to be with you again to share my latest design team project. As I scrolled through all the amazing designs available in the CUT to YOU store, my eye was drawn to the Onward and Upward Cut File. I thought it would be perfect to document my son’s first day at his Early Learning Centre.

I just love the symbolism of the increasing bar graph representing his journey out into the world of learning. And I had so much fun playing with some bright and bold colours to create the layout.

You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:

And here are a few more close-up images of the finished layout.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project. I hope you have a great day!