Hello CUT to YOU family and welcome to the blog tody for my first February post!! I am so, so, so excited to be sharing this page with you!
So, as you can see, I have used the oh so fun and adorable brand new Gnome cut files! I seriously love these so, so much!! First up that title – “A Love Like Gnome Other“.
And the other is, of course, “Mr & Mrs Gnome“, aren’t they just adorable?!
I’m sure you noticed too all of that gorgous gold foil!! That is the stunning new “Fab Foils” from Spiegelmom Scraps. This month we are collaborating Fab Foils & Cut Files for some shiny fun!!
This foil adds so much pop to a project and, once you get the hang of applying it, it is so easy to work with! As you can see I’ve used it here to back parts of Mr & Mrs Gnome and also to add in the letters for the title.
Now, because I like to challenge myself (apparently lol) I have also decided to play along with one of this months CSI challenges!
I was inspired by the colour palette, the theme of love, the idea of writing my journalling in letter format and those little pops of black in the doodled type images.
I have a process video for you which is linked below to show just how this page came together and I do hope you enjoy!
Have you checked out all of the gorgeous new release cut files for Feb yet? Which is your fave? Or perhaps you were like me and just HAD to cut Mr & Mrs Gnome IMMEDIATELY?! Either way, I hope that this inspires you in some way!! So many options with this share lol
I have already got a start on my next share and can’t wait to share that with you but until then, happy scrapping and I’ll see you soon! Mel xx
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!!
Welcome to the Cut to You blog today! Today I am sharing a new mixed media layout with you using the beautiful cutfile “Happy Days” A fantastic cutfile that I can use perfectly for my son’s birthday layout.
For the background I used different colors of distress oxide. I used a background stamp to make multiple impressions to create colored spots. I also used a sweet little cupcake stamp and stamped it in three different colors on the background.
Then I place the cutfile on my layout and cut some balloons from different design papers. I put these on top of the cutfile but also slid a few underneath to create a layer effect. I drew the letters for ‘happy’ on some patterned paper and vellum paper and stitched them together with green thread. This created a 3D effect when I placed it on my layout.
I cut the patterned paper to size and placed it behind the photo. With different die-cuts and stickers, I created clusters above and below the photo. I also decorated the balloons with different word strips. At the end I make splashes with all the colors on my layout for a more festive and confetti look. So it really is a birthday layout.
I cut out some circles and attached them with green thread. I placed some of the green patterned paper underneath my white cardstock background and sewed it in place with my sewing machine. I had a lot of fun making this colorful layout. I really like working with the beautiful cut files from Cut To You. I wish you lots of fun with your creativity and these beautiful cut files and hope that I have inspired you a little with this layout. Have a lovely day! XoXo, Jo
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!
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!
This cut file is an older one from the shop but its sooo great to play with! I cut the file with white cardstock so I could custom color it to perfectly coordinate with the Daydream Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Coloring a cut file is a fabulous way to make the file your own and create a layout to fit your style or to match your photo perfectly!
These lovely word die cuts from the collection made the absolutely perfect title for my page. You can see all the details in my process video over on my channel! And don’t forget to take a peek at the SHOP and grab an amazing cut file for your next project!
I’m up today sharing another layout with you, and this time I am tackling some back to school photos from last year, before we take another batch for this year!
I’m using the Backpack cut file that Gwen created late last year, and I’ve cut it kind of big, because its so cute and I wanted to make it a feature on the page! I thought this file was perfect for back to school photos because my girls always get a new backpack for the school year, which is always a big deal!
I sized up the file in the Silhouette software, duplicated it and then cut it out from 2 different patterned papers. I then deleted all the internal cut lines and cut the file again from black card stock. This gave me the ability to lay the outside of the file directly on to the card stock, and fill back in the elements I wanted to build my design.
I then cut up some old cardboard and adhered it to the back of the file to pop it up off the background, built my paper stack underneath this, and added my photo and embellishments around it. I really tried to keep everything very centred around the cut file, making a ‘visual triangle with my clusters to keep the focus very much on the cut file and photo.
The last little piece I added was the flair badge on the front of the backpack. I love how this added more dimension, and made the bag seem ‘real’.
I can’t wait to see you all create pages with this Cut File – its so easily personalised – I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make this look cute!
Thanks for stopping by again today! Big Loves, Tam xo
Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.
First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.
For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…
When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.
I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! 😉