LOVE THIS LIFE | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrapbooking inspiration. For today’s share, I’m featuring a new CUT to YOU floral design and a sweet photo of my Miss 13 on her birthday.

To begin the page, I started with the ‘Spring Floral Edge‘ cut file which I’ve cut nice and large using white cardstock. I’ve backed it with the soft peach tones in the Crate Paper ‘Fresh Bouquet’ collection and for something different, I’ve used a grey and pink print to back the leaves in the cut file design.

Once the cut file was all backed, I positioned it onto my page. For the background of this layout, I’ve gone with a deep navy print from the collection. I love adding cut files onto a dark background, it really helps them to pop!

Next, I’ve positioned my photo, I’ve backed it with grey pattern paper and then raised it onto foam for dimension. It sits along the left-hand edge of the cut file. I’m using the design as a base for my page. It is guiding the layout of the page and will really help the flow of the design.

With the photo in place, I’m now going to add in my embellishments starting with the main cluster beside the bottom left hand corner of the photo.

I’ve finished the layout off with some gold elements including the photo corners and some pretty gold hearts from my stash.

You can also see how I’ve created the page below. If you like the way that I scrapbook OR the way that I chat about the way that I scrapbook, be sure to give my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel, that way you won’t miss any of my upcoming videos. This support helps me so so much! xo

I hope you enjoyed seeing this page come together,

Until next time,

You Make Me Smile|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to show off one of the beautiful floral cut files in the shop!

For my project this week, I started by cutting the Vintage Peony Cut File. This file is a Kit to You file, so it comes with layout ideas and directions …but…when you have finished your kit instuctions, you still have this gorgeous cut file to use again and again! I cut my cut file quite large to make it a striking focus on my page. I backed it with lots of colors and popped it up on foam tape.

I printed my photo in sepia to help it stand off the background and still be the focal point of my layout.

I love how versatile this cut file is for so many uses! You get directions and the ability to make a gorgeous layout in the kit and then you have the cut file to use over and over agin in many different ways!

You can see all the available kits in the shop HERE

And here is my proces video showing how this layout came together!

Have A Lovely Day!

Love You More | Tamara Buckler

Hello my CTY friends,

Today I’m sharing a page I’ve created using the Heart You More background cut file with a little twist! I wanted the background to come to the foreground, and so I’ve used the text in the file as my title!

I started this page by using watercolour on my background … I have colour blocked my painting to match the stripes in my patterned paper. This accentuates the effect I was going for making my title pop and helps the rest of the cut file to blend into the background.

I outlined my title using a fine liner to really make a statement of my title within the cut file. I was a little unsure about taking this step, and actually checked in with my DT girls for advice! I am really happy with how it came out, but I am also not one to worry about things being perfect on my page! I grounded the whole page with a piece of black card stock, and this again worked to accentuate the black in my title.

To finish my page off I added my photo, some other smaller puffy words, and some embellishments that tie in with the colours in the file and background. I spread these across the page above the title, and added a couple of little word strips under the title for balance.

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you’ve popped over to the shop to check out the latest releases.

See you again later in the month for another fun share! Big Loves, Tam xo

You’re my Sunshine|Posey Duo|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome and thank you for stopping by at the Cut to you blog today! So excited to show you a new scrapbook layout that I made with these beautiful cutfiles.

For this layout I used the gorgeous cutfile “Posey Duo“. I cut this cutfile twice and used them as ephemera behind my photo. It looks almost as white lace.

I started with a white cardstock background. I chose a template and used my distress oxide to create a yellow mixed media background using a blending tool for this. At the end I mixed a little bit of water with distress oxide ink and made some splatters. I did the same with the white gesso. I let the mixed media dry by air.

Now I started to place the cutfile on top of the mixed media background. I cut out this cutfile twice and glued it in place as ephemera. On top of the cutfiles I place the photo which I have covered with design paper. I cut some design paper to size and placed it behind the photo to create more layers.

I am starting to decorate my scrapbook layout. For this I use various die-cuts, stickers, labels and enamel dots.Under the title “You’re my sunshine” you see tassels. I made these from design paper strips and cut them to about half size. Then I rolled them up and placed them under the title using a string. I cut two design paper strips to size and glued them to the side of this layout. With my sewing machine I make several stitches. I splash some more with the white gesso and my layout is done.

This is a quick way to create a layout. I hope you got some great inspiration and ideas. Hope to see you next time! Xoxo, Jo

Hey Bunny | Ali Skifton

Happy Easter my Crafty Peeps! It is Ali here with you on this Spring day, sharing my Easter layout using the Bunny Kisses Easter Wishes cut file. I am so excited that Spring has arrived and the Easter bunny is on his way!

The picture of me was taken on Easter day when I just got back from a girls scrapbooking trip in Utah and we were given these cute bunny ears to wear. I thought this title was perfect to go with my Easter picture. I used the new Easter/Spring line from Simple Stories called Bunnies and Blooms. I love backing up large titles with many different pattern papers. 6 x 6 paper pads are perfect for cut files if you are trying to save your larger sheets. for backgrounds.

I love adding dimension to my layouts so I always use foam tape on the back of my cut files. To add even more dimension to this page I pop dotted the tulips and used them for a bottom border of my title. It helps ground the cut file and I think it looks adorable.

I added some cute embellishments to my cut file that included this adorable foam girl bunny sticker, puffy mouse sticker and some enamel dots. I also like to add brads to the middle of my letters. You can also use enamel dots or other stickers to give your cut file some attention.

I added these love birds kissing and they are so sweet perched on top of my title. You will love using this big title cut file for your Easter layout.

I am sending everyone bunny kisses and Easter Wishes this weekend!

Love, Ali xoxo

CUT to YOU | You Are Some Bunny Special | Some Bunny Special Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. As Easter is just around the corner, I wanted to play with some of the new Easter cut files of CUT to YOU. My task was to make a layout with a title cut file, so I chose the Some Bunny Special cut file for my layout.

I scrapped a photo of my daughter that was taken back at Easter 2017, she had a bunny ears headband on, she was just so cute! She was just trying to ride on her balance bike, which was also new, with all the accessoires a bike can have 😉

First I cut the Some Bunny cut file from white cardstock, then I started to back them with pastel coloured paper. For this I used the Flora Book 2 paper pad for fussy-cutting of Mintay Papers. This paper pad is awesome: on the one side it has beautiful florals, on the other some coordinating beautiful coloured cardstock. I chose some pastel colours and backed each line in different colours. I glued down the whole line and after waiting some seconds I started to cut out the letters using scissors and a craft knife. Then I repeated this with the next line. It was much faster this way then backing the letters one by one.

I also matted my photo with the same coloured cardstock I used for the cut file. I chose a background paper from the Better Times collection of Mintay Papers, and glued the photo on the left side of the cut file, because my daughter goes on the photo to the right.

I fussy cut lots of flowers from the Flora Book 2 paper pad, and started to decorate my layout with them. I often decorate my layouts diagonally, especially when I use a title cut file. It makes the balancing of the layout just easier.

Finally I added some chipboards of ScrapUp Scrapbook from my stash.

I hope I could inspire you to use title cut files on your layouts. They make the work so much easier, as they are big and dominant. You can find many awesome title cut files in the shop, and don’t forget to check the April Release too, you won’t regret! 😉

Label Love|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today. I have another layout to share using a black cut file. I just loved the first one I did, so I just had to try it a second time.

I chose to use the Onward And Upward Background Cut FIle . After cutting it in black I turned it on its side to resemble a line of labels, which suited my photos perfectly. I told the story of my youngest son’s discovery of an old Dymno Label Maker and then walked all over the the house labelling things…he labelled everything he could find.

I placed my photos across the bottom of the page , matted with a fun mixed media background paper. A small cluster of embellishments to set off the photos and a splattering of black ink finished off this part of the layout.

In the upper right hand portion of the layout, I added a journaling block, some more black splatters, and another small cluster of embellishments.

For my video this week, I ran into some technology user error, so I just have a tutorial to share showing how I go about backing my cut files which I hope you find informative and helpful. And be sure to head over to the SHOP and check out all the amazing cut files!

Have A Lovely Day!

Happy Little Heart | Tamara Buckler

Hello Scrappy Friends, I’m back again on the blog today to share my latest layout for Cut to You. This page gives me country chic, log cabin vibes, which is perfect for where I am right now because its is rainy and miserable here!

I have used Floral Note Card Cut File as the jumping off point for this page. I loved the florals in this file so much, that I duplicated them so that I could have them at the top and bottom of my page! This gave me a really natural space to cluster and tuck my photos, and I feel like the Cut File and my photos work seamlessly together because of this.

You could do this simply by cutting this file out twice (or ordering 2 Custom Cuts), but I let the Silhouette software do the hard work for me. I opened the file in the software, duplicated it, flipped and melded the two files together. This way it all cut as one piece!

I decided to only back the petals of the flowers, as I thought the open leaves gave an interesting effect against the wood grain paper. I used a paper from PinkFresh Studios that had a lovely blue gradient, and have backed each of the flowers with a different shade of blue.

I added in some layers in and around my photos for added interest and dimension. I nestled my title and a few small embellishments around the bottom right of my photo, overlapping onto the florals, but not convering them up. I also added a very small cluster at the top right to balance this off and to establish a cohesive sight line down the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you pop by to the shop to pick up a couple of our latest Cut Files!

Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | Love You More | Heart You More Background Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. As Spring is coming on the Northern Hemisphere, I feel the desire to use more colours on my scrapbook layouts, so I combined the Heart You More Background Cut File with rainbow colours. I chose a photo of my daughter and me from last year, when she asked for a selfie on the couch – we’ve spent so much time at home last year, that couch selfies are definetely a thing! 😛

First I cut the Heart You More Background Cut File from white cardstock and chose the Good Vibes patterned paper from the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for backing it. I followed the colours of the patterned paper.

When I was ready, I glued it onto a white cardstock, and cut 1-1 cm from both sides. I cut two stripes from the Good Vibes paper and glued them on the left and right side to make it 12″ again. I also added machine stitching to them.

I placed my photo in the bottom right corner and added some stickers and a die cut to it. I also made a little cluster in the left corner above to balance the layout.

I think this colourful layout with these many hearts doesn’t need any more decorations, sometimes a cut file is just enough 😉

I hope I could inspire you to use such background cut files as a highlight of your layout. Go to the shop and get some of the new cut file designs or some amazing background cut files for your next projects! 😉

Crazy Love|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,

Thank you so much for stopping by at the Cut to You blog! It’s Josefine here sharing a new scrapbook layout with you. My challenge for today’s layout was to “use a black cutfile” so I chose a safe one to cut out, and I have used it as my title. The file is called “Crazy love Circle”

I grabbed white cardstock as my base because it looks so good with against my black “Crazy love” title. I then cut a design paper to 6 inches, and this will be the bottom half of my page. I then used my sewing machine to sew stitches around my page.

I stamped the center of my page with yellow shimmer paints (Inklingz) using my clear background stamp for that. It’s a mixed media technique that I use a lot in my work. See also my videos on Youtube. I love this simple and convenient technique to create a beautiful background. I decided to cut the photo in the shape of a circle to fit inside my title, and I also cut a circle out of the design paper that I wanted to use behind the photo. I used a circle cutter to do this.

With my sewing machine I sewed around the edges of the design paper circle and I placed it in the center of this page with the photo on top. Now I started with the title “Crazy Love Circle” that I have already cut with my Cricut Maker. I put everything in place and I started to glue the words one by one.

I fussy cut different flowers from the design paper and glue them around the photo. I made three paper roses and placed them under the photo with several die-cuts. I decorate the page with some hearts and my layout is finished! I had a lot of fun making this scrapbook layout! Hope you had a lot af fun reading my blog today! I want to thank you for stopping by today on the Cut to You blog and wish you a beautiful and creative day!

XoXo, Jo