Autumn Walks | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my latest layout using the new Autumn Acorns cut file which you can find here in the shop. It is just perfect for my photo of us out on our regular walks around our local area during Autumn, love the trees changing colour!

I cut the Autumn Acorn cut file quite large as I wanted to make it a feature on my layout.

I backed all of of the cut file with patterned paper raised on sticky foam pads. But then wanted to really emphasise the acorns so filled the inner with lots of tiny gold star sequins and gold flat backed pearls. Love the sparkle it adds!

For my background I trimmed down a sheet of white cardstock, distressed the edges and stuck to a dark green patterned paper frame. Then I added a few stitches around each edge.

I sprayed a fine rose gold mist over the background so that it wasn’t too white on white.

From here it was pretty quick…. mounted my photo on a couple of coordinating patterned papers then stuck down with a couple of tags popping out of the top.

I added just a few leaf embellishments from Paige Evans Bungalow Lane collection, it didn’t really need much more as the cut file was like one large embellishment!

Then I finished off with my title and journaling.

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!

CUT to YOU | Pecs | Oak Leaf Background Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. The end of October means having an autumn break and enjoying the beautiful colours of this season. I really love scrapbooking fall memories, I like to represent all the yellows, reds, greens and browns of fall. The Oak Leaf Background cut file is perfect for showcasing these.

For this layout I cut the Oak Leaf Background cut file from white cardstock. One of my favourite autumn collections is the Auburn Lane of Pink Paislee, so I started to back the oak leaves with some colourful patterned papers of this collection. The light shades of peach, soft pink, the yellow and the dark green colours and especially the copper foil details make this collection and my leaves just more cosy and autumnal.

I backed each leaf with a different colour and pattern, taking care of the balance of the dark and light colours.

Then I matted my photo with the same patterned papers. This photo was taken at the end of November 2 years ago, when we were having a weekend out, enjoying the good weather and the sights (here: the cathedral) in one the most beautiful towns of Hungary, and also the concert of our favourite band.

I placed my photo on the bottom right corner and started to decorate the layout. I created some clusters using some die cuts, stickers, puffy stickers and flowers.

Finally I added the title, my journalling and some sticker, puffy, rub-on or enamel hearts. I really like the result. What about you?

You can find the Oak Leaf Background cut file and other beautiful fall cut files among the November 2021 release of CUT to YOU. Get on to the shop and grab some awesome designs and get creative!

**European customers – visit the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU to get these amazing cut files!**

CUT to YOU | Wowza! | Jack o’lantern Digital Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Halloween ist just right around the corner, and although it is not a traditional celebration in Hungary, we do carve pumpkins as a decoration. Since my daughter is big enough, she likes to help. These photos were taken 2 years ago, and she was very proud of her self-designed pumpkin 🙂

For my layout I used the Jack o’lantern digital cut file of CUT to YOU.

I’ve been really inspired by Belinda Jane’s post from September, where she describes in a video how to make a stitching file from a regular cut file. I decided to try this with the Jack o’lantern cut file. I let my Silhouette Cameo cut the stitching holes and hand-stitched the cut file. It took some hours, but I really like the look of it. The distance of the holes is not always the same, but if needed I could make a hole with my needle.

When I was ready with the stitching, I matted my photos with some patterned papers from the Hey Pumpkin collection of Crate Paper. I also added a border from a patterned paper of this collection. I placed my photos diagonally, and watercoloured the background of the photos with some Catherine Pooler ink pads (colours: Catching Rays, Orange Peel).

I added some chipboard pieces from the Hey Pumpkin collection, but found that my layout needs some more decorations. I had an older clear stamp set of Lawn Fawn in my stash, so I decided to make some pumpkins. I stamped the images of the Pick of the Patch stamp set on a smooth cardstock with the Midnight Premium Archival Ink of Catherine Pooler, and coloured them with a watercolor brush pen using some Catherine Pooler ink pads (colours: Catching Rays, Orange Peel, Mandarin Spice and Sage).

I also stamped some phrases from the Pick of the Patch stamp set of Lawn Fawn, and added some multicoloured leaves from the same stamp set as the last touch.

Would you try to stitch a cut file instead of backing it? Wether or not, you should head on to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some Halloween cut files, if you have not yet 😉

**European friends, you can find all the CUT to YOU cut files in the Etsy shop of CUT to YOU! You can find the Halloween cut files here**

Make your move | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey scrappy friends,

I’m up today sharing my latest CTY layout using one of our new Chess cut files…. For a layout about skateboarding 😂😂

I started this project by altering the Cut File slightly by erasing the chess pieces, and then proceeded to cut it out of white card stock.

I then backed the open words using one piece of patterned paper. To make the cut file pop off the page a little more, I inked around the edges in black and then popped it up on foam tape.

I tucked the bottom of my photo under the ‘M’ on move. I find I do this on a lot of my pages where I use titles, I feel it connects the two largest elements on the page.

I created embellishment clusters to the bottom right of the cut file, the top left of the photo and the top right of the page. My spreading them out like this, it creates a visual triangle that captures the Cut File within it, which helps to create flow and focus on the page.

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you pop by the shop and grab yourself a Cut File today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | “Hey Bestie” | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends!!! Melinda back again today and no, you are not going crazy!!
I do indeed have another layout share using the same cut file which also happens to be my page title!!

Again, I’m using the “Hey Bestie” cut file from the store.

If you don’t remember my last page here it is again and I’m using the “left overs” to create this page!

The insides of my letters were too beautiful to ditch so I immediately cut the title once again using textured white cardstock and used some foam tape to pop up all of the pretty letters.

I wanted this page to look and feel different to my last one so straight away decided I was going to use some different supplies; but still Heidi Swapp goodies. This time from the Storyline Chapters collection. And to not use any mixed media!!

I’ve pulled out another of my newly printed photos with one of my other besties and started layering up the photo, cut file and patterned papers.

For some extra detail and texture I have stitched around my photo and my 3 biggest patterned paper layers, bending up the edges of all the papers.

I ended up with a more vertical design on this page and decided to a) use a tag behind my photo to house my journaling and b) work with 3 main embellishments clusters that follow that vertical line down the page.

I cannot express just how much I ADORE that yellow patterned paper in my background so I made sure to bring that to the foreground of my layout also.

My finishing touch was some little black gems that I scattered on a loose diagonal (but almost vertical) from the top left cluster to the bottom right and added in some white glitter enamel hearts.

As always, I have a process video for you, just hit that play button below and I do hope that you enjoy!!

Here is a quick look at my layouts side by side!

If you didn’t know I’d used the same cut file you’d never know!! I just love that about digital cut files!!

When you are shopping take a look and think “how can I use this cut file multiple times/ways” before you purchase.
The best thing is, even if can’t come up with anything right now you can cut and use the file as many times as you like after you own it!!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today.
Did you notice that this isn’t the only cut file I’ve used more than once???
I hope you have a fab, scrappy day and I’ll see you back here on the blog later this month!
Mel x

Hey Bestie | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing my latest layout using the ‘Hey Bestie’ Title Cut File that is new to the the shop.

I started this page by cutting the file nice and large from white card stock, and then backed the file with some patterned paper in the blues, purples and teals. I have used different papers behind each of the letters, but by staying in the same colour family have kept it cohesive.

I added some acrylic paints to my background in the area behind the file, and popped it up on some foam. This was a great way to keep it a feature and seperate it from the background.

I tucked my photo in beside the title and clustered my florals around the photo and title.

You can see in the below photo that I have damaged my file a little bit below the heart… I have been using a new glue and I think it’s too wet, so time for a new glue I think! I don’t mind too much about the wonky bits on the file, but I do know it would bother some peeps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you pop over to the shop and check out the new releases!

Big Loves, Tam xo

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

Sunshine and Ice-cream | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m here with a summer themed layout and I used the very appropriate ‘Soft Serve’ cut file which you can find here in the shop. It was perfect to go with my ice-cream photo from our week away last September in Mundesley on the Norfolk coast here in the UK.

To go with my holiday theme I used the colourful new Simple Stories ‘Sunkissed’ collection. I used one of the patterned papers with the wave design as my background, firstly trimming it down slightly and then distressing the edges before attaching to a frame of white cardstock.

I decided to have double ice-cream cones to replicate my photo so cut two the same size in white cardstock. I picked one of the patterned papers in a soft peach ombre to back the cone part of my cut file, but first I ran the paper through my Big Shot using an embossing folder with lots of small uneven squares all over it so that it ended up looking like the texture of an ice-cream cone. I think it looked pretty realistic! I then cut two pieces of the embossed patterned paper to fit the cone part of the ice-cream cone and attached them using foam pads to add some dimension.

For one of the cut file cones I backed the ice-cream part with some vellum, again raised up on foam pads and then added one of the bright pink patterned papers behind that. I used the vellum first to tone it down slightly and give it a more frosty look. I just had to add a large enamel dot to look like a cherry!

For the second cut file I wanted to create a shaker pocket using some fun coloured sprinkles (they look like hundreds and thousands!) from Little Things. I stuck some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ice-cream part of the cut file, then added strips of foam pads all around the edges before filling with the sprinkles! I backed it with some white cardstock to lock them all in…

Then I layered the two cut files centrally to my background and stuck down, before tucking in my square photo that was mounted onto one of the coordinating striped papers.

I added two embellishment clusters, a larger one to the bottom right of the layout and a smaller one at the top of the right ice-cream cut file and used lots of fun coordinating stickers and enamel dots from the collection.

My title is a combination of the ‘Sunshine’ sticker from the ‘Sunkissed’ sticker sheet and some other alphas from my stash. I tucked in a cute sun and some enamel dots just above the title which created my third focal point to balance the layout. A few lines of journaling and I was 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! 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!

CUT to YOU | Stitched Rows Cut File | Keep Reading

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. This time my task was to make a layout with the theme ‘Everyday’. For this prompt I chose a photo of my daughter, who loves to read since she had learnt it. She enjoys it so much, that she even starts reading in the morning, still in her pajamas, and doesn’t want to stop. It makes me so happy, I hope she keeps reading all her life!

For this layout I used the Stitched Rows cut file and the Keeping It Real collection of Pinkfrsh Studio. Here is my layout:

First I cut the Stitched Rows cut file from white precision cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I left it on the cutting mat, and got out my Catherine Pooler ink pads and started to colour them. I used Catching Rays, Do-Si-Do, Sangria, Drive-In, Cummerbund colours.

When I was ready, I got them off the cutting mat.

I glued the cut file on a white cardstock. I added a stripe of patterned paper on the left side, and started to mat my photo with some patterned papers.

I added lots of flower cut outs and phrasel cut outs, foam stickers to the layout.

Finally I added my title and my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get out your ink pads and colour a cut file. Get some new ones from the CUT to YOU shop! Have you seen the new release? 😉

CUT to YOU | Love This | Floral Mandala 1 Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Have you already seen the awesome mandala cut files from the April Release? I just love them, you can use it for several projects! This time I used the Floral Mandala 1 cut file for my layout.

First I cut the Floral Mandala 1 cut file from white cardstock. I wanted a bright colourful mandala, so I chose the two ombre papers from the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I backed the cut file with those beautiful yellow, pink, red, greens and blue colours. Looking at this mandala it makes you happy! 😀

This time I chose the photo only after having backed the cut file. The photo was taken in the spring break, when we were riding on our bycicles at the Lake Balaton. We were pretty happy, as the weather was beautiful enough to do so. I matted the photo with the same patterned papers as the cut file.

As a background I used a white background paper. Before glueing the mandala cut file on it, I watercoloured the background with my Catherine Pooler ink pad (Cummerbund).

Then I started to add some embellishments to the layout. I used cut outs, puffy stickers , clear stickers, phrase stickers from the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I curled up the flowers to give them some dimension. I really like that effect. Finally I added my journalling.

I hope I could inspire you to get creative with these awesome mandala cut file! I would love to see what you create, so show it in our Facebook group! And don’t forget to grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop 😉