Forever | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my latest layout I am using an older cut file from the shop called ‘Hearts in a Jar’ that can be found here. I had some of the vintagey Simple Stories ‘Simple Vintage Weathered Garden’ collection which is not my usual style but something drew me to it and I thought it would be perfect for this layout!

I backed the hearts, the lid and base of the jar with a mix of patterned papers and then backed the jar itself with some vellum so that it still had a see through feel.

For my background I added a strip of gingham patterned paper to the top and bottom of the layout, distressing the edges for some extra texture. The ‘Hearts in a Jar’ cut file was stuck down to the right of the layout, and then I added my square photo so that it just overlapped the left edge of the cut file.

I added ephemera, chipboard stickers and enamel dots from the Simple Stories ‘Simple Vintage Weathered Garden’ collection around the cut file and photo. I also added a few Bramble Fox heart Perspextives and then used the large chipboard sticker word ‘Forever’ as my title and a small ephemera tag for my journaling.

To finish off I added a small cluster to the top left of the layout just to balance out the larger detail below it.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Sweet Heart | Tamara Buckler

Hello again CTY peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a little bit of bright, sunshiney, love! I have used the Hearts in a Jar Cut File to document a sweet photo of my daughter and I.

I loved the idea of making the hearts in the jar look like the ‘conversation heart’ lollies we use to get as kids. They were always so sweet and pretty, with such lovely rainbow colours, so I backed each of the hearts individually with pretty pastel papers to get this effect.

I then decided to back the jar using a white glassine bag to provide some separation from my bright background and give the effect of cloudy glass. I would have preferred to use vellum for this step, but didn’t have any in my stash. I also backed the lid and base of the jar in black for an added pop, and tucked foam tape in behind all the solid elements.

I have slightly tucked the Cut file in under my photo cluster, and added the title over the top. This ties all these elements together, and makes them the focal point of the page. I had added some other sweet embellishments around the Cut File, and down to the right of my title for balance and to tie all my pretty colours together.

Thanks again for stopping by today. Make sure you’ve popped into the shop this month and checked out all the new releases for some fun news creative inspiration.

Big Loves, Tam x

December Album | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with a set of three mini layouts to go in my December Album. I used three different cut files from the Christmas ShopHolly Baubles, Whimsy Woodland and Christmas Stocking. Each mini layout measures 6″ x 8″ and I am using the festive Simple Stories ‘Holly Days’ and ‘Make it Merry’ collections.

For my first layout I used the Holly Baubles cut file that you can find here in the shop. As these layouts are going into an album that needs to hold thirty one layouts I need to be careful with how dimensional they are so I backed my cut file using some vellum and patterned papers (without using sticky foam). These were stuck down directly to the patterned paper background. I then added my photos, again mounted directly onto the layout. This was a pretty simple page so all I had left to do was add some journaling stickers and then my date number circle.

For my second mini layout I went for the Whimsy Woodland tree cut file that you can find in the shop here. It was perfect with my photos of our decorated tree at home! For this one I backed it with firstly with vellum and then patterned paper behind that as I didn’t want the patterned paper to overwhelm the page as it was already quite busy with the patterned paper background and two photos.

For my final page I used the Christmas Stocking cut file that you can find in the shop here. I backed it with a mix of patterned papers and stuck it flat to the patterned paper background. I went with a larger photo this time, added some stickers popping out of the top of the stocking, my journaling and of course the date number circle. Only 28 more pages to be done!

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Merry and Bright | Tamara Buckler

Hello and Happy New Year CTY friends!!

I’m so happy to be back with you again this year! Hope you are all well and have had a lovely festive season! Today I am up sharing a Christmas layout I created while we had a little down time, and I’m using the Merry and Bright cut file and some older Christmas pics of my girls.

I think I have mentioned before that I am Christmas scrapping convert, and one of the ways I have made this work for me is to use non-conventional colour stories on my Christmas pages. For this page I have gone with green, black and white, and I love how this works!

I have used the Merry and Bright cut file as my title, which I had cut out from white cardstock, and have coloured it using a black Posca pen. This is such an easy way to alter your cut files, and in this instance I feel it made the file stand out a lot better on my page.

I have used a black Charms Creation star over the top of the star in the file, and I love how this gives the title a bit more dimension, which can sometimes be tricky with really fine files like this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you stop by and check out the Christmas Shop for lots more cut files to document all your Christmas memories!

Take care out there.

Big Loves, Tam x

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 24

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Happy Christmas Eve! We are almost at the end of our festive scrapbooking ideas, I hope you have found plenty to inspire you and taken advantage of the fab discount offer on each of the cut files that have been used over the 25 days of Christmas (last festive idea is up tomorrow!). All of the fab Christmas collection cut files can be found in the store here.

This time I decided to use the December Stack cut file and use it as a large background layer, white on white.

I didn’t want to stick it fully down as wanted the edges to still lift as I do like dimension on my layouts. So I machine stitched through each of the December words a few times with gold thread. Then I added gold splatters down through the centre of the layout.

I created a central photo block with two small photos mounted on white tissue paper and patterned papers from the Simple Stories Holly Days collection.

Then I went to town and used lots of coordinating chipboard stickers, die cuts and puffy stickers around my photos!

Below the photos I added a title using a Bramble Fox ‘remember December’ Perspextive and then a cascade of word stickers instead of journaling…

To finish off I added lots of sparkly gold star sequins around the embellishment clusters and word stickers.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 23

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas! It’s been such a fantastic event and I have lots of ideas ready to use in my own Christmas albums!

As soon as I saw the ‘Jingle Bells‘ cut file from Cut To You, I immediately said “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” and knew that I would use the cut file to document my love for the film, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favourite Christmas film and, whenever I’ve been able, I visit our local theatre for their special Christmas Eve showing. It’s a lovely seasonal tradition and I’ve documented it several times in my albums. So, instead of a layout, I decided to create a Memorydex card – and have a little fun with the cut file and the beautiful Twinkle All The Way collection from Rosie’s Studio. 

I sized the Jingle Bells cut file to around 5 inches across (Memorydex cards need a base of no more than 4 inches, but if you add the main focal to a base, you can make them a little wider) then backed it with patterned papers from the Rosie’s Studio collection, before I added it to a Memorydex base. I then created a little embellishment cluster – which includes a beautiful little angel. Lastly, I typed up the quote, and added it to my Memorydex card like journalling strips. Voila! 

I have a lot of seasonal quotes and lyrics that I would love to document and it’s my intention to create some more Memorydex cards with my favourite Cut To You cut files! Do you think you could use this method to document any of your own favourites? Please visit me on Instagram and let me know!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

The Good List | Tamara Buckler

Hello and Merry Christmas!!

What a fabulous time of year! It’s been a bumper month for CTY shares, and now it’s only a couple more sleeps before the jolly fat man finds us!!

I’m back up on the blog again sharing another layout for our 25 days of Christmas fun with a really simple but silly page.

The Good List Cut File is one of my fave CTY files because it’s a bit cheeky and can be used for all number of antics including our naughty puppy playing dress ups.

I actually cut the file in white card stock, and then as the page came together I decided it needed to be in black. I used a black Posca paint pen to colour the file, and then came in with red for the tick.

I backed each letter in each word with a different but coordinating paper for a fun and random look, and with the file in black, the whole thing jumps off the page.

I tucked my photos and embellishments in around the Cut File, letting the dimensions and shape of file dictate what went where.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021. **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Big Loves, Tam xo

PS… funny story… Lola ate her hat about 5 mins after this photo was taken! Think she should actually be on the naughty list!!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 13

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s December which means all of the Design Team are having fun using some of the fab Christmas collection cut files that you can find in the store here.

Over here in the UK, the cold weather has settled in and it has started to go dark by 4pm…. winter is coming! So I had to scrap a photo of my husband and I on the one snow day we had last year! Which meant I just had to use the fab Snowflake cut file that you can find here in the store….

I decided to go large and cut the Snowflake cut file big enough to fit across the 12 x 12 background, and once it was cut I painted it with a clear, shimmery paint that adds just the right amount of sparkle! And just to finish it off I stitched through it with silver thread.

Then I picked out this pretty snowflake patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin ‘Warm Wishes’ collection to use as my background, just love the teal colour with all the white snowflakes! To add a bit more sparkle I stitched around the border a few times using silver thread.

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background using sticky foam pads to add dimension.

My photo is mounted on some white tissue paper to add some separation between that and the background. I then stuck it down just to the left of the layout

Now I normally like to use lots of embellishments but when playing around with them decided that actually the layout really didn’t need many at all as it would have just detracted from the the cut file, plus with the patterned paper background it was already pretty busy. So, opted for a couple of chipboard stickers from the ‘Warm Wishes’ collection and then the flair badge and tassel from my stash… easy peasy!

The only extra embellishments I added were the pretty holographic flat backed droplets, and I added these to the Snowflake cut file and to some of the snowflakes on the background paper.

All that was left to do was add my title and some journaling!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 12

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas event here at Cut To You! 

The ‘Bauble Trio’ cut file is really versatile and the individual elements are so easy to resize for smaller format layouts, albums or mini books (and I am sure that I’ll use them for other projects) but today I’ve created a 9×12 layout with the cut file as a focal. It’s so sparkly and fun – and I just love how it turned out! 

First, I found this photograph of my little cat, Banbury. Our cats are thrilled every time the Christmas decorations make an appearance and, we captured this photograph of her playing with the baubles on the tree in December 2019. There have definitely been a few cat/ornament incidents, but their joy is so infectious!

I resized the photograph to 3×4 which works well for a 9×12 layout, then I resized each of the bauble elements so that the bows are around 3 inches across. I chose to use a super sparkly glitter card to back some of the ornament details, before I backed the remainder of the ornaments with some of my Felicity Jane stash. Once the cut files were backed and decorated, I added my journalling and some gold splattering to my cardstock, before layering the baubles with my photograph onto the base. Then, I added some extra embellishments from my Felicity Jane stash – thrilled to find a few smaller baubles that work well with the cut files!

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background uPlease visit me on Instagram and let me know your favourite ornament related Christmas memories!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 8

Hello friends,

As you know, December is here and we have some fun celebrations happening between the 1st and 25th! Our fab design team will be popping into the blog everyday with some scrappy Christmas inspiration for you! Be sure to check the blog for your code on a sweet deal on the featured design of the day.

Today I am sharing my layout featuring the Merry Everything cut file, which I have treated quite simply by cutting from white card stock and backing with one piece of patterned paper.

I have drawn my inspiration for this page from the CSI Challenge Case File #376.The case file inspired the combination of the plaid paper in the cut file and the timber background paper. I feel like it gives log cabin vibes, which is a bit fun for Christmas in Australia!

I have always been a bit adverse to scrapping Christmas, but since I have been using Cut to You files, I actually love it! The files make it so easy to document Christmas without having to stick to ‘typical’ Christmas papers and products, which is right up my alley.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021. **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount. No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Big Loves, Tam xo