Our Little Baby | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Among the many great cut files of the September Release there is a cute little one, which I chose for my layout today. The Little Romper cut file is perfect for all those baby photos & memories, and it would be also great for cards 😉

For my layout I chose the Little You, an older collection of Crate Paper. First I cut the Little Romper cut file from white cardstock, then I chose a patterned paper, called Little Nose for the romper. First I cut a 1″ wide border from that dotted paper, and added a 11″x11″ white cardstock on it. I wanted to machine stich the border, but my sewing machine didn’t want to sew the zig-zags: I had 2″ with thread and 2″ without when I realised that something is wrong… 😦 In order to save the paper, I decided to make the holes with the machine, thus I run over it without yarn, and then hand stitched it. So instead of 5 minutes it cost me more than an hour 😛

I backed my cut file and then started to make the layout. I chose a photo where my daughter was about 7 weeks old, starting to recognize her surroundings. I backed my photo with some patterned paper and also made some frames similar to the one from the cut out embellishments.

Finally I added some chipboards, stickers and cut out embellishments to decorate my page. Finally added some thread for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Go and grab some new cut files from the CUT to YOU shop! 😉

Halloween Banner | Raechelle Bellus

Hello! The Hoiday Season is coming upon us, and while I am generally not a huge fan of Halloween, I do enjoy creating Halloween-themed projects. I was digging through my stash and came upon this cute little 4×4 Acrylic Banner set and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase all of the current Halloween cut files featured in the CUT to YOU store.

I’ll show each of the banner sections below, but first here are the cut files I have used to create this project.

The first two are brand new this month: Ghostly and Halloween 2, the third is an older one: Halloween 1.

I’ll showcase each piece of the banner in order from left to right. In all there are 10 pieces. Most of them have a component of at least one cutfile, some more. There are also a few that do not feature a cut file, but I will share them anyway.

I added some tangled up thred behind the web just to add some more texture and whimsy to it.
I just had to add one of the cute little ghosts to this one.
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I cut the web off of this and focued on the “Boo’s” since I used the newer web.

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That adorable ghost is peeking out in this one, too.

I popped the ghosts with foam and adhered them a bit askew to create some whimsy. Each of the faces are backed in black cardstock. It’s not noticeable through the photos, but I sprayed all the ghosts with some white shimmery mist (I did the same to the cobwebs).

I used the same thread technique with this one as well.
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Lastly, I again removed the web from the “Boo’s” and popped in a couple of ghosts.

I hope I have inspired you to create something Halloweeny with these fun cutfiles!

Be sure to share your projects with us at the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

Such Pretty Smiles | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I’m so happy to be back with you today sharing another layout. This time I have used the Chevron Bouquet cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This file is so versatile and you may have seen a few of the other DT girls using this file in different ways…like Kelly here and Belinda here. I have used it differently again!

From the first second I saw this file, it gave me pocket vibes… like in the front of an old library book or on the back of your jeans. So I set about making a pocket and tucking my photos as some tags in!

I started by backing the floral element, and then the bottom section with some kraft cardstock. Behind the top portion I added some patterned paper that had a doiley element which fit nicely in behind the floral.

I have added some paper layers to anchor the pocket. And then to finish off the page, I added lots of sweet embellishments. I love how this all came together!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re staying well and safe.

Big Loves, Tam xo

So Berry Sweet | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the blog today! I am sharing this sweet page with you using SIX photos, 2 fun cut files and, of course, mixed media fun!

When I chose these photos to work with I went back through my rather extensive (I am so lucky!!) CUT to YOU library and found this little gem “So Berry Sweet” from March this year which has the title and the strawberry.

As I was designing my page I decided that I wanted a fun way of being able to add a third pop of red. Off on the hunt again and I chose the Scallop Banners from April this year. I have done a little editing in my Silhouette software to get the scallops proportioned to the size I wanted. This was a fairly easy process of getting one to the “right” size, copying, pasting and then welding.

I’ve used papers from my scraps box to back the strawberries and the scallops and then some Tutu Pink Bazzil cardstock to back my title lettering.

For a fun element I used mixed media and the internal pieces from the cut file to create a stencil for the seeds on the strawberries and I really love it!

Of course, mixed media in my background and I chose soft pinks. I love the combo of pink and red together!

I didn’t go too crazy with embellishing but I did pull out of my Shimelle “Box of Crayons” collection for all of the strawberry stickers, ephemera, glitter shaker sticker and also a journalling piece.

Oh and that little gecko!!! Isn’t he just the sweetest?!?? And he is just the right colours to work on this page. All the heart eyes for this little guy!!

You can see my process video below, grab a cuppa, and I hope you enjoy!

This page was so fun to put together and I love that I have so many photos and that I have been able to use all of those cut files too!! Here are a few close ups for you to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another share!
Melinda

Fishing in Paradise | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I am very busy nowadays as school has started again, and have to organise and take care of everything. It was so good to have some time at my desk and re-live the summer memories at the Lake Balaton. My hubby loves fishing, and he succeeded in sharing his passion. My daughter couldn’t wait the time to get to the lake and use her fishing-rod. She and her little friend had caught some ablets 😀

I was very happy to see the Fishnet Banner cut file among the September Release! Although we didn’t have the chance to go abroad this summer and there are no starfish in the Lake Balaton, I think it makes a great background for my layout 🙂

For this layout I used several different collections from my stash. First I cut the Fishnet Banner cut file from smooth white cardstock and backed the starfish with some yellow patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection of Pink Paislee. I glued it on the Sunshine paper from the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.

Then I cut two hibiscus flowers from smooth white cardstock as well. If you have already signed up to the CUT to YOU newsletter, you have got this beautiful cut file on the 1st September for free! Isn’t it worth to join us? Gwen is so generous that she even gives two cut file freebies a month! And all of them are so beautiful and have good quality as this Hibiscus Cut File is:

I backed the Hibiscus Cut File with some patterned papers from the Confetti Wishes collection by Pink Paislee and the leaves from the Summer Lights.

As my daughter is looking to the left on the photo, I decided to place my photo on the right and arranged everything diagonally.

I made 2 clusters using the two Hibiscus cut files, I added some die cut palm and monsterra leaves to the flowers.

I also fussy cut some hibiscus flowers from the No. 05 paper of the Confetti Wishes collection, and added it above and under the title.

I love the summer-feeling of this layout! Go to the shop and grab some new cut files and get crafty today! 😉

Hello Sunshine |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friemds! The new Hello Sunshine cut file was perfect for this sweet photo of two of our girls taken several years ago.

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I wanted this layout to be full of sunshine so I focused primarily on the color yellow.

I used a sheet of sunburst patterned paper as the main design element for the cut file and then used some foam to pop the negative space for dimension.

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Adding some falir, ephemera and stickers created some movement and nice little finishing touches and completes this bright and happy page.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fun new September designs in the CTY  store! This release is so fun!

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Happiness | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!!

Can you believe it’s September already!! Crazy! There are some fabulous new releases available this month, but today I’m here to share with you a fresh take on an older file.

I have used the My Happiness Cut File for the title of my layout. In the Silhouette Studio software, I have erased the word ‘my’ and then rejoined the lines in ‘happiness’ to create a single word title. I also resized the file so that the word ‘happiness’ covers nearly the full 12in of my page.

I backed the Cut File with a single piece of patterned paper, first tracing around the file and then cutting out with scissors. I then adhered the file and tidied it up and got into the nooks and crannies using my craft knife. It’s much easier to use your silhouette software here as well, but I batch cut my files, so I often don’t know what I’m going to do with them later.

I added craft foam behind my Cut File, and then adhered it to a darker strip of patterned paper to really make it pop. I added a strip of scalloped paper to soften the transition to the main background. I then tucked a word sticker to the top left, between the title and main background, for balance.

I added my photo to the right of my page to again create balance against my large title. I have created lots of layers and tucked my embellishments in tightly for the same reason. To finish off the page I added some black doodling.

Thanks for stopping by today

Big loves,

Tam xo

You are Awesome | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps!!

Tamara here today to share my latest layout featuring the fabulous ‘You are Awesome’ Cut File from the CTY shop.

I am loving creating in a 9×12 format at the moment, and as such I have cut the file 10in wide. The height of the Cut File then really dictated the structure of the layout, and where the patterned paper I have added to my background fit.

I started by backing the Cut File with patterned paper, using one solid piece for the wording, and then another paper to back the stars. I chose to leave the ‘o’s open, and love how this makes the stars pop. I then used foam behind the whole Cut File to lift it off the page.

By using two 3×4 photos, I was able to tuck them in around the Cut File. I love how this let the stars at the top of the file overlap my photo.

To finish off my page, I have tucked in some more layers and embellishments around my photos, as well as at the top and bottom of my page for added balance.

I love the way this page has come together. Super cute and bright, with the Cut File and photos as the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Big Loves, Tam xo

Stay Magical | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 Today I’m sharing this fun page featuring the Circle of Love cut file.

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I pulled colors from the photo and then created 1/2″ strips of patterned paper that I fringed and laid on the center cirle starting from the bottomworking my way up. I used y measuring mat as my guide.

One they were all adhered, I then trimmed around the circle leaving a very small border as to not overlap the edges.

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It was hard to cover up all the fun fringes, but I felt that it was just too plain without adding some fussy cut flowers and other embellishments.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out all the awesome files in the store! You can also find more inspiration by visiting the Cut to You HQ facebook page. See you there! 🙂

 

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Floral Love You | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to spend with your hobby too. As I spend my last days of the summer holiday, I enjoy making layouts with flowers on them. But who do I want to deceive? I just love flowers, so I always find reasons to add them to my works. ;-P

This time I have chosen the Floral Love You cut file and the new Celebration collection of Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew.

First I cut my title, the Floral Love You cut file from smooth white cardstock and fussy cut the flowers of the This Story paper. I wanted to make a wreath with them, so I cut some leaves from the Leaf Duo cut file also, and made the base of the wreath with 8 leaves.

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I backed the title using the other side of the This Story paper.

I needed more flowers so I fussy cut some from the Progress paper as well.

As I needed some bigger ones too, I stamped two flowers with the Celebrate Us stamp, once on white background, once on the pink part of the This Story paper. I used my Altenew stamps to colour them using the stamp set.

I added foam adhesive on the back of the Floral Love You cut file and added it to the wreath. I really love using a wreath design, it makes a layout come together very fast. My title is now part of the wreath, just as my photo is.

I backed my photo and added it so, that it reaches the wreath. This time I used phrase stamps of Ali Edwards for my journaling. I hope I could inspire you to give these cut files a try! Go to the CUT to YOU shop and get some of the amazing new cut files!