CHIT CHAT | Crystal Barrett

Hello CUT to YOU friends!!!

I am super excited about today’s cut file Chit Chat. This is really a cut file bundle you get 4 different cut files in one. On this layout I use three out of the four. This cut file is perfect for all those screenshots that we all take.

I started with phone and I wanted to make sure that my photos would fit. I measured the size of my photos. In the Cricut Design Space made a rectangle that was the exact dimensions of my photos and then played with the size of the phones.

I cut out the CHIT CHAT and backed it with patterned paper for my title.

The third piece that I used was the speech bubbles. I used them as a background element behind my photos and I cut them out in the same pattern paper that I used to back my title. What was so fun about the speech bubbles is that I was able to use the positive and negative of the cut file and now I have extra embellishments to go with the collection.

You can watch the entire process on YouTube.

Remember to wear your crown!

Crystal XO

Chase that Dream | Tamara Buckler

Hi there folks,

I’m up on the blog again today sharing another fun, bright and sunshiny layout. I love the combo of baby blue and yellow, and combined with those daisies, this page take me straight back to being a teenager in the 90’s!

I have used the Chase that Dream cut file to document my daughter working hard to reach hers. I backed the cut file with a single piece of the daisy patterned and popped it up on foam tape.

I placed the file to the bottom right of the page and tucked my photos under the top left. By doing this, it set up the page to have a diagonal flow, so I focussed my embellishments to the top left and bottom right.

I love how sweet this file looks with this patterned paper. It’s so fun and youthful! I also love that big cut file titles like this one makes it really easy to create a feature on our pages, it does so much of the work for us!!

Thanks again for stopping by. Make sure you pop by the Cut to You HQ so you get the heads up on all the new releases that come out almost every month!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Go Go Go | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a layout I created recently at retreat. This layout was one of those ones where you have to trust the journey, because at some points it looked like a hot mess!

I have used the Heart Drop Cut File which is surprisingly a new one for me, and I’ve cut the file out in black card stock. I decided I wanted to mimic the rainbow colours in the patterned paper of my hearts on my background, so set about with some water colour to do that.

This is where things started to go a bit pear shaped, with so many colours things we’re starting to get a bit muddied. I persevered, as you often need to do with mixed media, and worked to add additional contrast and dimension by adding back stamping, doodling and splatters.

I popped the main pieces of the cut file up on foam, layered my photos on top, and in the end you can only see hints of my mixed media poking through. I feel like it looks like the colours are melting out from the cut file, and I’m totally here for that effect.

I kept my embellishing pretty simple because there was already a lot going, and chose to use a bit contrasting title as my main element. I feel like this gives the eye somewhere to rest, and works to settle down the busyness of the page.

Thanks again for stopping by, we really do appreciate your visits! Make sure you pop by the shop to check out the latest releases, Gwen is adding new files in there all the time!

Until next time,

Big Loves, Tam xo

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

CUT to YOU | Floral Rainbow Cutfile Kit | You Shine | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello fellow CUT to YOU lovers!! Melinda here with you today sharing my newest scrapbook layout.

Swoon!! As soon as I saw this stunning kit with the gorgeous Floral Rainbow cut file I just could not cut it fast enough!!

A super quick FYI in case you don’t know… Gwen has curated stunning and exclusive cut files for the “Kit to You” kits available in the store & one of the best things (apart from the stunning exclusive cut files of course!) is that Gwen includes a sketch, an ingredients list and step by step instructions for every single kit!! If you haven’t yet, you simply MUST check them out!

Ok, so onto my layout!! As you can see I’m scrapping a photo of myself. This was a selfie I took in December 2020.

I really like the way it turned out and remember exactly how I felt & what I was thinking when I took this photo which is what spawned this whole page!

I’m using a printable digital collection by Traci Reed called Keep Chasing Rainbows. My cut file was cut on textured white card stock and I used my Cameo to print & cut the inside pieces using pattern papers from the collection.

My white card stock has digital mixed media on it too which I just LOVE behind that gorgeous Floral Rainbow cut file!!

Without covering up too much of the cut file or my back ground design I’ve added my photo, embellishments & journaling.

I really, really love the end result here and I hope that I’ve inspired you to check out this & the other Kit to You designs available in the store. Next time, I may even follow along with Gwen’s sketch and ingredients list!!

I have a process video if you’d like to see my page come together, just hit that post button below!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by, I hope that you’ve enjoyed and I’ll see you with my next post later this month!!

Melinda

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

Happy New Year | Tamara Buckler

Hello my wonderful CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog today sharing another colourful layout, this time I’m featuring the Happy New Year cut file.

I did a bit of work to this file in Silhouette Studio before cutting it out as I didn’t want the rocket element of the cut file. I used the eraser function to ‘rub out’ the portions I didn’t want, and the point tool to tidy things up.

I then added various patterned papers behind my cut file, and then popped the whole thing up on foam. I added some gesso to the centre of my page, letting it dry before adhering my title.

I added lots of embellishments to my page, following the flow of the Cut File, and working within a loose colour on colour theme to tie in with my background.

I love the way this one came together, and I love sharing my work with you guys! Make sure you check out all the fab title files over in the shop that you could use for your next layout!

Big loves, Tam xo

A Year to Remember | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps,

Thanks for joining me on the blog again today. I’m sharing with you a new layout featuring the ‘A Year to Remember’ cut file. I’m documenting my vaccination story with this page, and have used a cheeky little mask emoji Charm to help tell my story.

To fit the emoji on the page, I carefully cut the love heart away from the letters around it. I then backed the cut file with a single piece of patterned paper and popped the whole thing up on foam.

I adhered the cut file down the left hand side of a sheet of black cardtock. I love the contrast this gives with the bright title, really makes it pop. I then really focussed on tucking my photo and embellishments around the right edge of the cut file and page.

Once I had done all that, I added some stamping and splatters. Once this was all done, I felt like the cut file was getting a bit lost, so I added some doodling around the edges for a bit of extra something something. I really love how this came together!

Thanks again for stopping by 😊

Big loves, Tam xo

Not This Time! | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my latest layout I’m using the ‘Stars Squared’ cut file that can be found in the shop here. I had a cute photo of my nephew that I wanted to use so matched it up with some bright papers from the Simple Stories ‘Homegrown’ collection.

I started by flicking lots of paint splatters onto my white cardstock background making sure they were in the general shape of the cut file. Once it was dry I trimmed two sides of the white cardstock and added a red patterned paper border

Then I backed the cut file with a mix of the bright patterned papers in red, green, blue and yellow.

Before sticking down the cut file I stuck my square photo directly to the white cardstock background.

Then I attached the cut file raising it using sticky foam pads.

I decided it didn’t really need too many embellishments as didn’t want to cover up the cut file too much so just used some Bramble Fox Perspextive stars and Doodlebug Enamel stars from my stash.

I finished off with a title and some journaling.

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Happy Scrapping!