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

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 2

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with a Christmas inspiration for you. Can’t believe it’s already December! We have some special celebrations for you, spoiling you with some sale and beautiful inspirations. It’s worth to read the blog each day 😉

For my Christmas layout I used the Quilt Grid One Background Cut File. Backing this cut file was like sewing a quilt blanket, took some time, but it looks awesome! 😀

First I cut the Quilt Grid One Background cut file from white cardstock. Then I started to back the little triangles with some patterned papers. I wanted to mix and match all the beautiful colours and patternes to create a background with a cosy, Christmassy athmosphere, so I used the Winter Cottage collection of Simple Stories from last year.

In order to get a balanced look, I followed the rules of patchworking: I made small sections, and repeated them, sometimes I changed the order, but the lighter colours were always in the middle.

When I was ready with the background, I glued my photo behind a frame, and started to arrange my layout. (If I started this layout again, I would choose a bigger portrait, because the busy background makes it hard to recognize the small faces in the photo.)

This photo was taken 3 years ago, when we celebrated one of my friends bridal shower in the Vintage Garden restaurant in Budapest, which had a beautiful photo shooting section – we just couldn’t help to make some photos there 🙂

Then I started to embellish the layout. I found a sticker which was perfect as a title – I glued it on a smooth white cardstock to make it sturdy. I cut some pine tree branches ad poinsettia flowers with my Sizzix to decorate the layout.

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.

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 | Hello Autumn | Skeleton Leaf Duo Digital Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. If you are signed up to the CUT to YOU Newsletter, you have got the Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file for free. If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? 😉

I’d like to show you how I have used this Freebie cut file. I really love to create fall layouts, and this Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file was perfect to make many colourful leaves.

First I traced 9x the Skeleton Leaf Duo cut file on a 12×12″ white cardstock. After cutting it, I left them on the cutting mat and started to colour them with some Catherine Pooler ink pads. I used the colours: Limoncello, Lemongrass, Sauna, Catching Rays, Orange Peel, Mandarin Spice, Rouge, Sage, Eucalyptus, Green Tea.

I mixed the colours, trying to copy real leaves.

When I was ready with the 18 leaves, I got them off the cutting mat, and arranged them on a white cardstock. I wanted to make a circle background for my photo. I really love how the paper leaves match the colourful leaves on the photo.

I put the green leaves around my photo, and the others in the next row of the circle. Then I started to embellish my layout using many stickers from the Late Afternoon collection of Amy Tangerine.

I also added some chipboards of ScrapUp Scrapbook, I think they match these cut files and the autumnal colour sheme perfectly.

Finally I added the title and some more embellishments to finish up my page.

I hope you liked my inspiration. If you didn’t get this cut file in the Newsletter, you can also buy it in the CUT to YOU shop here. Check out the other fall cut files in the Autumn and Fall section.

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

HELLO NYC | CIRCLE GARLAND CUT FILE | NENASCRAP

Hi CUT TO YOU friends,

It’s NenaScrap back with you today to share a new fall layout featuring the fabulous Circle Garland Cut File.

I cut the cut file twice with my Silhouette Cameo : once in white cardstock and a second time in printed paper, keeping only the outer edges. This way I was able to back my cut file very easily by superimposing the 2 cuttings. I love the it looks !!!

I used the pretty fall collections Bungalow Lane by Paige Evans and Peaceful Heart by Jen Hadfield.
I cut a circle in the center of the Bungalow Lane #12 printed paper. I used my cut file as a template for this.

I glued a white cardstock behind my printed paper which forms with the Circle Garland cut file like a frame on the white background. I glued my cut file with 3D foam squares to add volume.

The cut file being in 2 parts, I hid the gap between the 2 with my photo on the right and my embellishment cluster on the left. This gives the effect of a wreath of leaves.

I used Bungalow Lane die-cuts and epoxy stickers as embellishments. I love the beautiful fall colors in this collection, which goes perfectly with the Circle Garland cut file and the photo of my kids during our trip to NYC in 2014.

You can find the video process of this layout on my YouTube channel :

I hope you like this layout and that it inspires you.
Thank you for stopping by.

Have a happy crafty day.

Hugs & Kisses from France.

XOXOXO | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the TN XOXOXO cut file and the Keeping It Real collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Traveler’s notebook files can be used on any kind of project! They are great to create backgrounds for your 12×12 pages. I cut out the file on a colorful paper and added some stitching in the X’s.

I then added my photo, a title, and some matching embellishments throughout. The stitching took a while but otherwise this was a pretty quick layout!

You can find more cut file inspiration on our facebook group CUT to YOU HQ

Thanks for stopping by!

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!**

June Baby | Tamara Buckler

Hello there scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing this sweet layout I created of my new baby niece. I have decided to use an 8.5 x 11 format for her pages so I can gift them to her parents in a binder, so you might start to see a few of this type of layout from me.

I have cut the Month Stack cut file from white card stock as I felt it would be a cute for a ‘birth announcement’ type layout. I have treated this file really simply, just backing the June portion of the file to document baby’s birth month.

I adhered the cut file directly to my background, which is quite busy, but I wasn’t worried about losing the focus on the file, I really just wanted ‘June’ to pop.

I also clustered my photos and embellishments around ‘June’ so as to create a visual triangle that kept it at its centre.

There are lots of baby specific cut files and bundles in the store, and I’m sure you’ll see me use plenty in the coming months. The file I’ve used today actually isn’t one of them, but I love how versatile the CTY files can be, so make sure you have a good luck around the CTY store!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

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**

The Best | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m sharing a layout using one of the newer cut files from the September release called ‘Sundae’ which you can find here in the shop…. it was just perfect to go with this photo of me and a rather large bubble waffle sundae!

I decided to use up some of the July Hip Kit Club kit that I had in my stash and used some of the patterned papers to back the cut file, using foam pads to create dimension.

I used white cardstock for my background and trimmed it down so that I could add a black patterned paper frame to it, which I then machine stitched a border in white thread.

I used a pink distress oxide to add a background using the packaging technique and when that was dry I added some stencilled hearts around the edges of the inky background. Then I finished off with some splatters of mint green shimmery watercolours.

Then I attached my fun Sundae cut file to the background and and added my photo which I mounted using a mix of patterned papers.

I added a large embellishment cluster to the right of my photo and then dotted around some sequins and small flat backed pink pearls.

I finished off with some journaling and a pretty pink title to match my sundae!

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!