Beautiful | Khristina Sorge

Hi Friends! Today, I am creating with the gorgeous Geo Floral Leaves Cut File combined with some of the amazing new foils from SpiegelMom Scraps that we are creating with this month. I am absolutely in love with how easy these foils are to use with cut files and this floral one is perfect for a layout about my sister’s bridal shower!

I started off with a white cardstock background and added some inking around the edges of the paper. I then chose a bunch of different coordinating 6×8 pattered papers that I wanted to use to create an oversized photo mat. I did just a touch of mixed media by adding some stamping as well as some splatters on my background.

I then went ahead and added some lace trim under my photo that could serve as a little shelf for my title die cut word. Then, it was finally time to add my gorgeous foiled cut files. I cut them in a couple of different sizes so that I could tuck them in to different areas AND so that I could maximize my foil usage. For the largest leaf, I thought that it would be fun to cut it in both white and metallic so that I could glue them together slightly offset in order to create a layered, dimensional look…almost like a shadow!

I hope that you enjoyed my version of the geo floral cut files paired up with the gorgeous Fab foils. I really think that they created a fun look with a little more glamorous feel to match my photo!

xoxo, Khristina

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hello Cut to You friends! Erica here and I am super excited to be guest designer this month and share what I created using the beautiful Cut to You files! Today I am sharing a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the Love Our Crazy Life cut file!

I backed the cut file using some pocket page cards from a recent Hip Kit. I really loved the colors in the 3×4 cards they were perfect to back all the letters in the cut file. Once all my letters were backed I used some thin foam strips from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and popped up the cut file. These thin strips worked really well around the heart part of the cut file.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 11.50×11.50 and distressed the edgges with the edge of my scissors. I wanted to add a pop of color to my background and just have peek out around the heart so I pulled out some Shimmerz Inklings in the color Precious Posey. Once the background was dry I matted the white cardstock to a piece of pattern paper from the January Hip Kit.

My photo is printed out in black and white and is from our most recent family photos. I love that everyone is smiling and laughing and baby Liam is trying to take off from my lap! He is always on the go and trying to run off and do his own thing! I used some big floral clusters to embellish around the heart cut file and added a few puffy dots from the Hip Kit.

I love how this turned out with the soft colors and the splatter of color behind the cut file. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed this layout! If you would like to see the process you can head on over to my YouTube channel HERE. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Craft a Happy Life | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a layout celebrating our fab hobby! This ‘Craft a Happy Life’ cut file was perfect to go with this photo of me and my scrapping bestie Niki when we were teaching at a weekend crop in 2019… we’ve been running them online through 2020 so can’t wait until we can get together again!

I wanted to use lots of bright colours to go with the cut file so went with the fab Paige Evans ‘Go the Scenic Route’ collection. Firstly I created my background using a floral patterned paper to frame the white cardstock and then used some sparkly pink metallic thread to stitch a border detail around all four sides.

I took the ‘Craft a Happy Life’ title cut file and backed each letter with different coordinating patterned papers.

Then I backed the paintbrush pot cut file with patterned papers but this time I used foam pads to create some dimension.

Then I attached both of these to the layout background so that I could start to build up all the other details around them.

Firstly I added my 4″ square photo that I had mounted onto different pieces of distressed patterned papers. I tucked it just under the top of the title and then raised it on foam pads at the top edge.

From here I built up a large floral cluster around the top left of the photo using lots of fussy cut flowers and leaves. I added in a few puffy hearts and sparkly enamel dots.

I added a second floral cluster to the bottom right of the paintbrush pot along with a fussy cut butterfly and some hearts and enamel dots.

There was the perfect space to add some journaling under the paintbrush pot.

Finally I embellished the ‘Craft a Happy Life’ title with some soarkly enamel dots and flowers and a few fussy cut butterflies!

I love how this turned out, all the bright colours make me feel happy! Thanks so much for stopping by! Do pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop and see this month’s latest releases along with a big collection of other fab designs! And if you don’t want to miss out on a fab free cut file each month sign up to the newsletter here… see you next month!

Happy Scrapping!

Loving The Everyday|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! This month is a very special around here. We are pairing up with Spiegelmom Scraps and pairing the gorgeous Cut To You cut files with with their Fab Foils!

I chose to foil and use the Loving The Everyday Title Cut File. I thought silver foil was a great match for my photo and the products I chose to use.

I just love how this cut file sparkles and shines!

Be sure to head over to the shop and grab some fun title cut files of your own to foil and play with!

You can see my whole layout process over on my channel..

Have A Lovely Day!

Just perfect as you are | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely peeps,

My challenge for this week was to use black cardstock for my cut file, which is a no brainer for me because I love that and do it a lot! So I decided to take it up a notch, and use the Fab Foil we received in our collab with Spiegel Mom Scraps this month, and let me tell you, I’m so glad I did!! I loved the result so much that I’m up on the blog today with a double whammy share!

I started my first layout by adhering the Fab Foil to a piece of black cardstock. As the foil comes in 6×12 sheets, it covered half the piece of cardstock. I was then able to duplicate the Floral Edge Cut File that I had picked from the CTY shop so that it cut on the foil half and the black half of the page.

I honestly could not believe how easily the Fab Foil cut in my Silhouette! I thought it may have been challenging to cut such as intricate file, but it was no worries at all! I would recommend using the double cut function, just to super sure it cuts all the way through the cardstock as well.

Once I had the files cut, I picked this series of photos and when I put the two elements together, I was getting grungy vibes. So I pulled out some vintage inspired papers, laid down some gesso and ink splatters, and tore some paper strips. I adhered the black part of the cut file completely to the page but only adhered the inner edge of the foil cut, so that the leaves and floral elements had some movement. This worked out great with the foil because it seemed to catch the light more.

I took the same approach on my second layout, laying down the foil, duplicating and cutting the file twice. This is where I learnt my lesson about the double cut, as the file was cut through the foil but not all the way through the cardstock. It was fine and I was able to sort it out, but it was definitely easier with the double cut!

For this page I cut the Floral Ampersand Cut File, and laid the black and foil cuts much closer together to create a shadow effect. I decided at this point that I wanted to go with a monochromatic layout, so set about gathering black and white elements for my page.

I painted some black stripes on to my white cardstock with a dry brush, and then added gold and black splatters. I struggled a little with where to place my photo in relation to the shape of the ampersand but decided it looked best nestled in at the bottom.

I really didn’t need to do too much more to the page because the Cut File and stripes packed a big punch. I added in some black and white elements sticking to a visual triangle, and then sprinkled around some gold sequins to ground the Cut File.

I really love how these pages came together! The Fab Foil from Spiegelmom Scraps really is a dream! Make sure you pop over there and check out the other colours! And while you are at it, pop over to the CTY shop and check out this months latest releases, they are fab!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big loves, Tam xo

May You Fly | Stacked Butterflies | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends!

I am delighted to be sharing another design team project with you today. This month we have a fantastic collaboration with Spiegelmom Scraps using their new Fab Foils product.

I had great fun creating this layout using the Stacked Butterflies cut file using the gold Fab Foils from Spiegelmom Scraps.

 

You can get a detailed look at how I created my layout in my process video below:

 

And here are a few more close-up images for you.

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Shine Bright | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends! Its Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout created for an awesome collaboration between CUT to YOU and Spiegel Mom Scraps!

Spiegel Mom Scraps has recently come out with some gorgeous foil called Fab Foils! It is so easy to use and it adds a gorgeous shiny, shimmery effect to cut files, die-cuts, you can even emboss it. No need for any extra machine with this foil!

First thing to do was to adhere the foil to the cardstock, you have to do this process a little slowly to make sure there are no bubbles in the foil. I then loaded the cardstock and foil into my Cameo. I decided to cut out 3 different sized diamonds from the Too Glam cut file design. The Cameo cut through both perfectly.

Too Glam cut file

I chose the diamond shape cut file design because I thought by adding the foil it would give it that extra bit of shine, I love how the diamonds turned out! I backed the largest and smallest with a soft pink paper and the medium sized one with a black and white stripe paper. Once the diamond shapes were backed, I added craft foam underneath each one and adhered them to my background paper starting from the largest to the smallest.

In the close up image below you can really see the shine from the silver foil. Its so pretty and just enhances the design so much more. I chose to title my page, ‘Shine Bright’, I used some older Thickers from my stash and placed it under my photo. The photo for this layout is of my 2 gorgeous nieces, I just adore these girls to pieces. I miss them terribly as they live in England but we video call as much as we can.

I love to layer embellishments right on top of cut files, I have added some chipboard words, resin stars, stickers and a Charms Creations X and O. I also added a mini black and white fabric bow.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today?! Don’t forget to check out the awesome Fab Foils over at Spiegel Mom Scraps and stop by the CUT to YOU store for gorgeous cut files for all projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy creating!

Love | Ali Skifton

Love is in the air! Hello everyone! Thanks for joining me today and taking a peek at my layout. The theme this month was to use a black cut file. You wouldn’t think that would be a problem, but it was a bit of a challenge to step away from the white cardstock that I am familiar with using for my layouts. I decided to go with the Heart Grid Background cut file and loved how it turned out.

I used Cocoa Vanilla’s Daydream line because of the soft colors. I decided to turn two of my wedding pictures to black and white to tie in with the black cut file. I know a lot of people always think that these cut files can only be used for Valentine’s Day, but I knew right away that this would be perfect for Wedding pictures or even anniversary pictures. It is so versatile.

The soft colors in this line compliment the colors of my wedding pics. I decided to make the hearts into shakers and have a little bit of fun with this page. I used vellum to back up the hearts and filled it with the Cocoa Vanilla sprinkles. It gives it a much softer look with the vellum.

I decorated the rest of the page with a few die cuts and that is all it needed. The cut file says it all!

I want to wish all my creative friends a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is full of love and joy!

Love, Ali XoXo

CUT to YOU | Bee My Valentine | Bee My Valentine Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. To make it more exciting for the team and more inspiring for you, from February each Design Team member has a special challenge to fulfill. This time my task was to use a black cut file – if you know me, you know that I hardly ever used a black cut file before! So it was really a challenge for me! 😛

As Valentine’s Day is getting closer I went with that theme. I cut the Bee My Valentine cut file from last year’s release from black textured cardstock.

I got some older Valentine’s Day collections from my stash, I chose the My Love paper from the Heart Day collection of Crate Paper as my background.

I backed the cut file with the Hugs & Kisses paper, and the bee with the Adore You paper from the same collection.

As the black cut file is big and impressive, I didn’t add many embellishments to the layout. I matted my photo with the same patterned papers, and added some stickers and chipboard stickers from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection, and some ScrapUp phrase stickers in Hungarian.

What do you think, did I manage to fulfill the requirements for the challenge? Would love to hear, what you think. Thanks for being with me today, let’s get crafty with more cut files, cut white or black 😉 Visit the shop, you can find a gorgeous new release there!

Happy New Year | Khristina Sorge

Hello Friends!

Today, I wanted to create something a little bit different…I love using cut files in various sizes all combined on the same layout so I decided to share a little about that today. The shapes on this layout started as the Gems cut file but I decided that I wanted them to be stars instead so with just a little cutting, I was able to completely change the shapes!

By cutting these cut file circles in a few different sizes, it allowed me to create a really fun and varied diagonal foundation for my layout. I then backed them with a variety of gorgeous patterned papers to really create a bright and bold design. Just like with my project earlier this month, I paired up the white cut files with a darker patterned paper background because I just love how that seems to make everything really pop.

Once I had my cut files all cut in different sizes, I used my scissors to trim away the outside edge leaving me with a bunch of different shapes of stars. This was perfect for my photo of my son being a sparklers expert for the new year. I then simply set to work creating layers with a bunch of patterned papers, tickets, labels, and pieces of ephemera.

I created a fun layered title using some foam adhesive strips and then added just a touch of journaling peeking out from my patterned paper layers. For finishing touches, I added a few burlap stars, puffy stars, and enamel dots. Then, I simply used a few gold ink splatters to tie the look together. Easy peasy!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing how easy it was to alter this set of cut file gems to get a whole different look instead. I want to challenge you to pair up cut files with some dark patterned paper for a fun and bold look this month!

xoxo,

Khristina