CUT to YOU | “Hey Bestie” | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU family, Melinda here with you to share my latest creation using another beautiful “Gwen” cutfile!!

I’m using the super fun and versatile “Hey Bestie” cut file available here in the store for today’s page.

I recently took advantage of a photo printing special and have a stack of newly printed photos that I couldn’t wait to start scrapping with. Since I recently created a layout with an OLD photo of myself and my bestie I wanted to create a much newer one and thought I would incorporate the cut file with our mutual fave colour, pink!!

For something different I cut my file from some pink pattern paper from the “Classic Heidi Bundle” I picked up recently. I’ve used the paper that is about 2/3 light pink and 1/3 darker pink and love how the cut file has the ombré look to it!!

Side note, the internal letters were SOOOO PRETTY I couldn’t NOT use them so here’s a sneak peek of something coming next month 😉

On with this page!! I backed my cut file with washi tape!!! So fun! I just rolled some tape onto smooth white cardstock, traced my cutfile and then cut out my letters!!

I decided to create my own “die cut ephemera” using a layering stamp set, pink and green/teal inks and matching dies and just love how they turned out!

With lots of layers of pink around and behind my photo I created a mixed media background using BLACK!!! And I just adore how this works! It really makes all the things POP!

I, of course, have a process video for you to see this page come together and I do hope that you enjoy!!

Remember, this month is birthday month for CUT to YOU so make sure you are signed up to all of the things in all of the places so you don’t miss any of the fun celebrations! And Gwen has even put together a bundle of cut files in the store for all of your birthday page needs, with a discount too 😉

I hope you have enjoyed my share today (and my little sneaky peek!!) and I can’t wait to share my next creation with you!! Have a fab scrappy day!!
Mel x

Create | Ali Skifton

Hi CTY friends!

It is Ali here with you today sharing a fun layout dedicated to our wonderful hobby, Scrapbooking. Gwen has created a few cut files dedicated to our hobby. I fell in love with the Create Title cut file and just had a blast making this layout. I wanted something special to document the layouts I had published in the Scrapbooking & Cards Today magazine and this cut file was perfect to document this dream come true.

I was so excited to use the new craft line from Doodlebug Design and backed each word with a different patterned paper. I knew I wanted to have some fun with those cute hearts and decided to make them into shakers. I put a layer of acetate on the back of the hearts and used three layers of foam tape to outline each heart. I then filled the hearts with different colored bling from PinkFresh studios and sealed it with another heart that I cut out of vellum.

I used more foam tape on the back of the cut file to give it some dimension and added it to the white cardstock.  I embellished with a few heart flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio on top of the hearts on the cut file.  I have so much love for our hobby and I hope it shows with this layout! 

I taped the white piece onto a rainbow sheet and then decorated the rest of the layout with some Doodle Pops. 

I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do.  Happy Creating!

Love, Ali xoxo

CUT to YOU | Vacay Mode | Vacay Mode Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. It’s hot summer here in Hungary, best time to scrap summer photos. I chose a photo from last summer, when we spent most of the time at Lake Balaton and had much fun on the inflatable flamingo float. I have won it on Instagram and couldn’t wait to try it! We all loved it, it was big enough for an adult too, so we brought it each day to the beach.

First I cut the Vacay Mode cut file from white precision cardstock. I wanted to make a bright and colorful layout, so I backed the cut file with different patterned papers of the Sunkissed collection of Simple Stories.

Then I started to make the background, I used some Catherine Pooler ink pads (colours: Hot Tub, Pink Champagne, Limoncello) and created a watercoloured backround.

I matted my photos and cut out two tags from the tag paper of the Sunkissed collection of Simple Stories. I glued the cut file with foam adhesive on the watercoloured background, and arraneged the photos and the two tags.

I started to embellish my layout with stickers, foam sickers, cut outs and phrase stickers.

I also added some brads, hearts and sequins to decorate the layout.

Finally, I added my journalling. I really how much summer-feeling this layout has! I am sure, I won’t put it away in an album soon, but leave it on a shelf to enjoy and remember this great memory!

Have you already started to document your summer memories? You can find many great cut files in the CUT to YOU shop, just have a look at the Summer Time Fun section. Grab some new cut files too, and happy crafting!

The Good List | The Good List Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am back with another Design Team project celebrating all things Christmas in July. I knew that The Good List Cut File would be perfect for documenting this hilarious sequence of photos featuring my cheeky boy.

If you want to see the step by step process of how I created this layout, I would love for you to go ahead and check out my process video.

Here are a few more close up images of the finished layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Some Bunny Special | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am sharing my final layout as a DT member. I have had so much fun working with the Cut To You cut files and getting to know so many awesome people and fellow designers. It has been a great experience and one I will cherish. .

For my final layout I chose to use the You are Some Bunny Special title cut file. We have Christmas in July… why not Easter in July, right? 😀

I had these adorable photos of my grand love wearing her bunny ears and knew this was the perfect title for this layout!

I wanted the title to take center stage, so I decided to keep the embellishments minimal. Since the title piece is central to the design, I wanted to really make it pop. I cut the file on white textured cardstock and kept the outline white. I used some Nuvo glitter embossing powder and my heat tool on the letters to really make them stand out and sparkle!

The paper and embellishments all came from Echo Parks, “Hello Easter” collection. I popped up a few of the sticker elements with dimensional foam adhesive. I also added a couple of small flowers in my embellishment groupings for a different texture and added interest.

This was such a fun layout to put together and I always love using Gwen’s cut file titles in my layouts because it takes out most of the design guess-work, which makes for a really quick and easy page. If you are busy like me, that is a win-win!

Once again, it has been a pleasure being on the design team. I am honored to have had the opportunity!

Blessings and best wishes,

Oh happy day | Josefine vd Hoeven | Sunburst Heart

Hello crafty Paperlovers, It’s Josefine here! I’m up on the Cut to You blog today sharing my final layout as part of the Cut to You team. I have had a great time and fell in love with these beautiful cut files, but have decided to take things a little easier. I will definitely continue to work with these beautiful cut files and we will see each other on the Cut to You Facebook group!

I started by cutting the Sunburst Heart cut file quite large. I draw the sunburst strips on the beautiful design papers from the Paige Evans paper collections and cut these out with my scissors. I sew the sunburst strips in the middle with gold sewing thread.

I used the distress oxide Broken China for some extra color on the background. I stamp several times until I am happy with the size of the mixed media stain. I splatter some more with the same color and let it dry by air. Then I placed the Sunburst Heart cut file on top of the mixed media background.

I cut design paper to size and place it behind the photo. I place the photo with all the paper layers on top of the sunburst heart cut file. I fussy cut some black and white flowers from the Pink Paisley collection and slide them between the different paper layers.

I’m looking for different die-cuts, stickers and Alphas together and giving them a place on this layout. I love to decorate my layouts with pretty embellishments. I fussy cut a few more butterflies from the Paige Evans design paper and placed them on this page. I make some white splatters with white acrylic paints for a festive look and I loved how this page turned out! All these colors make me feel so happy. Just love it!

I want to thank you for visiting the Cut to You blog today and hope I was able to inspire you with this rainbow colored scrapbook layout. I wish you all a beautiful and crafty day! XoXo, Jo

Good Times | Daisy Bough Cutfile | Simple Stories “Sunkissed”

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and bright layout that is also a scraplift of a gorgeous layout by our fearless leader, Gwen. I went after her signature style of a white background, bright pops of color and stitching around the border. I love that this Daisy Bough cutfile has a curve to nestle your photo right into.

You can see that I chose not to fully tack down the cutfile as I do so love the bit of dimension that you get from the shadow. I chose to use a black and white photo so that the Simple Stories “Sunkissed” collection would pop right off the page.

And here is the gorgeous layout that Gwen created:

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

Artist @ Work | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my first layout for the month and I am using an older cut file called ‘Office Clips’ which can be found here in the shop. I thought the three clipboards would make great shaker pockets as well as being the perfect base for my photos, this way it looks like the photos are clipped to the clipboards.

I decided that the fab Vicki Boutin ‘Colour Study’ collection was perfect for this layout as my photos feature my husband’s godson Oscar painting his ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ figures and the collection has a real arty, crafty feel to it!

Firstly I cut the three ‘Office Clips’ cut files from white cardstock making sure they were big enough so there was enough room to see the shaker elements once the photo was attached to each one. Then I backed each of the clipboard sections on each cut file with some clear acetate before backing the clips with a dark patterned paper to mimic those black bulldog clips that you get from the office. I cut the backing for the clipboards from a striped paper and a lime green grid design paper. Then I added foam pads to the back of each clipboard section to create a wall so that the shaker elements won’t fall out. I filled the first shaker with tiny star sequins and stuck one of the striped papers to the back.

I filled the second one with larger rubber stars and tiny star sequins and backed it with the lime green grid design paper

For the final one I stuck tiny black word stickers and puffy stars all over the backing to look like they were shaker pieces and then added the final piece of striped paper to the back…. shaker pockets complete!

I cut a piece of the spotty patterned paper to 11 1/2″ square, distressed the edges and then stuck it to a frame of the lime green grid design patterned paper (after gutting the middle from it). I added wavy, random lines of black stitching all around the edges.

I stuck each of the ‘Office Clips’ cut files down but left room for me to be able to tuck ephemera under the edges if I wanted to. I mounted my small photos onto different patterned papers and added black stitching around the edge of each one. Then I added one photo to each of the clipboard shakers.

Then I pulled out the coordinating embellishments (stickers, ephemera, puffy stickers) and added those around each photo and a couple of larger ephemera pieces were tucked under the first two clipboards.

I added my title ‘Artist @ Work’ using the matching ‘Color Study’ alpha (the @ was from another alpha in my stash). I decided I needed to add something else under the title so picked out a few more ephemera pieces which worked to direct the eye to the right side of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by, hope it has inspired you to try making a shaker pocket with one of the cut files next time! Do pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file release and if you haven’t already 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!

Happy Scrapping!

Oh Happy Days | Autumn Leaf |Josefine vd Hoeven

Hello Paperlovers, Welcome to the Cut to You blog today! It’s Josefine here sharing with you a new scrapbook layout that I made using these beautiful cut files. This month it’s all about celebrating the 3rd birthday of Cut to You.

So happy to be part of this celebration by scrap lifting one of Gwen Wruck’s gorgeous layouts! Gwen is an amazing designer and I am in love with the beautiful cut files she designs! For this scrap lift, I chose the layout below by Gwen. I love the colors and the design she used.

For this scrap lift I used the beautiful cut files “Autumn leaf” and ” Choose Happy” I cut these cut files with my electric cutting machine. and

I grab a white sheet of cardstock. I start by mixing distress oxide with water and stamp serval prints on my white cardstock. I used a random background stamp that already looks like a stain. When I’am done stamping I splatter with the same color (Victorian Velvet) on the stamped background.

I backed the “Autumn leaf” cute file with design paper. I used the beautiful “Dream” collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I placed the cut file on top of the mixed media background.

I cut design paper to size and put it behind the photo. I placed the photo on top of the cute file “Autumn leaf”. I’m looking for the right wordstrips, labels, buttons and die-cuts for decoration. For the title, I used the “Choose Happy” cut file. I colored it with distress oxide “Victorian Velvet”. I stitched the letters to the layout with gold sewing thread.

Finally, I splashed with white acrylic paint and black acrylic ink for a festive look. I really love how this layout turned out! Thanks so much Gwen for this beautiful inspiration.
I want to thank you for visiting the cut to you blog today and hope I was able to inspire you with this scrapbook lift.

Do you also want to get started with these beautiful cut files? Just hop over to the cut to you shop and grab your favorite cut files. Wish you a crafty day! XoXo, Jo

Fun+Sun|Sara Scraps

Good Morning! Sara with you today! This week I’m scraplifting our amazing owner-Gwen! I used the brand new awesome cut file Fun+Sun in the SHOP.

I kept this layout simple- just backed the cut file with some of my favorite patterned paper and popped it up with some foam tape.

I took my time and enjoyed my products, creating clusters around the cut file to document my son, who is growing up WAY too fast!

You can see all the details of my layout as well as the layout I scraplifted in my You Tube video!

Have A Lovely Day!