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!

Oh So Happy|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!

I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.

I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .

I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.

I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Create | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like forever since I have shared a page with you! Today I’m back to share a fun layout using the Create Title Cut File.

I have gone for high impact and lots of contrast with this page. I started by cutting the Cut File from black cardstock, and then backing it with a rainbow of patterned papers. Backing the file took quite a bit of time – so I suggest if you can use your cutting machine to cut the inside pieces out – I would!

I popped the Cut File up on some fun foam, and adhered it to the middle of my white card stock. I then layered some patterned paper behind my photo and mounted it to the right hand side of the cut file.

I was mindful not to over embellish the page, as I didn’t want to take away the impact of the Cut File. So I tucked a fussy cut floral piece around my photo, added a Charms Creations heart and popped a little flair badge on top (excuse the little rude word 🙊).

I added a bit of subtitle to my page, making the whole title say ‘create a life you love’. I thought this was particularly apt considering this photo was taken on my first day of working from home during COVID lockdown.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are all doing well. Make sure you pop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out the latest release files, I can’t want to share these with you in the coming weeks!

Big Loves, Tam x

Grow Old With Me | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you all are doing well, and do have time for creating pretty stuff. For me it’s summertime and holiday, and have just celebrated our 9th anniversary. We took a little trip just the two of us and spent 2 days in Tokaj, a wine region in Hungary – we had much fun, eating and drinking, walking a lot. This photo was also taken here, it’s a little blurry as it was taken on a tour bus, but I love it so much.

This time I challenged myself by using a big and bold title on my layout. I chose the Grow Old With Me cut file from the February Release and cut it from smooth white cardstock so that it almost covers a 12″ cardstock. I was curious how I can decorate a page like this so that I also leave some white space.

I decided to use the My Favorite Story collection by Pinkfresh Studio. Rainbows are really popular right now, and I also love it, so I backed the words with the beautiful colours of the Looking for Sunshine paper. I also added some other patterned papers from the same collection.

I wanted to highlight the Grow Old words so instead of backing them I cut the letters and glued them down with foam adhesive. I like the effect it just gives to the page.

I matted my photo and added it to the upper right corner. And now I started to decorate the layout. I already had some fussy cut flowers from the Bloom and Grow paper – I cut them once when I didn’t have inspiration. Now it was good to just get them out and add them to the page.

I also decorated the letters O and D with some fussy cut flowers and chipboard flairs.

Finally I used the tiny flowers instead of enamel dots – I just love how they decorate the layout!

I hope I could inspire you to use long and bold titles on your layouts! It’s so fun and the result is great. Go and get some title cut files from the CUT to YOU shop and don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

Best Buds | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I tend to gravitate towards the floral designs, so selecting the super fun July 2020 Circles Sliced Background cut file was a little out of my comfort zone, but I have to say that I love how this layout turned out!

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I just had to use this file as soon as I saw it and once I decided upon a photo and the paper, everything fell togther easily.

My son-in-law recently took my granddaughter fishing and this photo of their special moments caught my heart.

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I pulled in the fish theme as well as colors from the photo. Adding several patterns keeps this layout fun and interesting.

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I added some die cuts to create some visual interest and to add dimension.

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Some clear thread creates an illusion of fishing line which adds to the overall theme of the page.

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Keeping the photo matting simple by using two layers of vellum is a simple way to add focus to the photo, but doesn’t distract from all the patterns.

I hope you step out of your comfort zone with your next cut file purchase! The end result just might turn out to be one of your favorites, just as this is mine.

Check out the CTY store for all the fabulous files.

See you next month!

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