Be You | Rachel Lowe

Hello Cut to You crafty friends! Today I have a layout featuring the gorgeous new floral cut file Floral Banner 2.

I have used Amy Tangerine Slice of Life collection.

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For the banner part of this cut file I used vellum to paper back it (I created two layers as I wanted to fill with sequins) I added machine stitching around the border of the banner leaving a small section open, then filled with sequins and finished sewing up the last part so my sequins would not escape!

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I then set about paper piecing the flowers choosing to colour ways for the florals, pink and yellow (again I used the Release Compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to cut out the petals) and a darker green for the leaves.

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Once I had finished creating the floral banner I attached it to a 10×10 inch white cardstock piece roughly in the centre. I chose a floral paper for my border paper loving the contrast effect.

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Then for the fun part, embellishing! I added die cuts of fav things in my life, layering for visual interest and flowing them in the same manner of the banner.

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I added die cut words for my title and sub title.

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Lots of florals and lots of embellishments finished off with a little sequin bling! This really is such a gorgeous cut file.

Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you all a wonderful creative week!

Rachel X

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Cool Kid – Kay Hall

Hi there!

Kay here with you today sharing a boy themed layout using a new cutfile from the January release. I have used the new CUT to YOU Circle Eights Cut File and papers from the Boys Rule collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. This combo was perfect for as I am a mum of 3 boys!

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I wanted the cutfile to really stand out against the lovely bright papers so I used black cardstock. I had some small scraps of paper to use up and armed with a circle punch I filled in all the circles.

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Using 3D foam I mounted the design onto the background sheet after adding a few splatters here and there. I then added my photo followed by embellishments from the collection’s ephemera packs. 

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I added some punched stars and some small white enamel dots to complete my design.
If you are like me and are always on the hunt for boy designs, make sure you jump into the Boyz Zone on the CUT to YOU website.

I will be back next month with more layouts!

Happy Scrapping!

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December Daily 2019 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely peeps,

I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!

Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!

Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!

Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!

Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.

I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!

I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.

I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.

On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.

I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Love You | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi, it’s Piroska here today with my layout using the Leaf Duo cut file from the January Release.

As I told you in my introduction, I just love leaves, and now I dreamed of a bunch of them, surrounding my photo as a curtain.

First I downsized the cut file to 5 inches, and duplicated them 4 times. As I wanted to cut as many leaves out of the 12″ white smooth cardstock as just possible, I selected only one leaf for tracing, and then the other one, so I managed to cut 12 leaves all at once: 2 singles on the right, and 2 other singles on the bottom, rotated 90°. (I print screened my screen, but sorry, my Silhouette Studio programme speaks Hungarian…)

I cut out 20 leaves altogether. When I was ready with cutting, I started to make my layout. First I used modeling paste with an old stencil that has similar leaves as a pattern.

Then I added the leaves. I wanted them to look like a willow in the wind, so I only glued the stem of the branch and curled the leaves by hand.

First I backed my photo with a heavy cardstock, then with a white vellum and a silver net and I glued it down using foam adhesive. I added my foam title also in white colour, to stay at the monochromatic style. Finally I added some translucent NUVO Jewel Drops.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout, it is such a fun! Go and grab the cut file from the shop!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Memories | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! Marie up on the blog today sharing this awesome layout using the new Boho Circles Cutfile which you can find here. It is one of the new release files which you can find here.

The circles made me think of this cute photograph of my son when we were on holiday and hired a picnic boat for the day and travelled up and down the Norfolk Broads. I have used the Pink Paislee ‘Truly Grateful’ collection (along with a few other bits from my stash). I chose a dark coloured background (not something I usually do) and I love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was cut the cut file on my Cricut from white cardstock. I then stuck it straight to the cardstock. I decided not to back my cut file as I felt it stood out so well on the dark background so well! For a little more interest, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the page. I then matted my photo on white and then on some of the lovely bird paper, added some dimensional foam and stuck it down.

I then began embellishing. I mainly used ephemera from the ‘Truly Grateful’ collection for this and also some fussy-cut foliage from one of the 12×12 sheets in the collection.

The title ‘Memories’ was from my stash (PinkFresh Studio I think) which matched the other greens I had used perfectly.

I tucked lots of different pieces of ephemera in different places around the photo and also added some puffy phrases and stickers to add further interest. Some were glued down and some were placed on foam pads to add a bit of depth.

You’ll find a process video on my channel if you’d like to watch how it all came together!

Remember to check out all the awesome new releases in the shop! And also take a look at the new ‘Kit to You‘ too!

Until next time, keep on creating!

Marie x

Life is Short…… Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY crafty friends, Happy 2020 to you all!

I have created this layout which was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File 306. I was inspired by the image and birthday cake. CSI Challenge Blog here if you would like enter and simply see all the lovely DT inspiration they have on show.

This is the fab cut file I have used, Life is short, eat the cake !IMG_2745

I used the gorgeous Crate Paper Hooray collection. Firstly I cut the phrase is a silver glitter flocked paper, subtle but stops the blocked words from getting lost on my white background page.

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I then chose a patterned paper to add my letter, some I added with foam tape and others I left, this adds dimension and visual interest.

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I added my square photo, which I added a narrow blue border around and foam tape centre of the sentiment cut file above. Then it was just a matter of embellishing (which is always the fun part right!)

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Don’t be afraid to put embellishments over large title words, as I have done here by adding the cute cat, it adds to the visual interest and draws your eye.

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I chose embellishments in keeping with the birthday theme and using them as my sub titles.

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Page builder cut files such as this one, really make it easy to create a gorgeous layout.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you grab this cut file from the shop.

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Life is short eat the cake| Tamara Buckler

Hello beautiful people!

So happy to be back with you to share my first page for 2020! Today I am playing along with our good friends over at CSI Scrapbook challenges, using Case File No. 306.

I have used the fabulous ‘Life is short, eat the cake’ Cut File, which you can find in the store in the Celebrations and Fun category.

The inspiration from CSI was all about birthdays and birthday cake and this Cut File worked perfectly!

I treated the Cut File fairly simply, just backing the block words with some red patterned paper and then mounting on foam tape, but I think that this has given the File so much impact on a very busy page.

The white cardstock against the red paper just pops!!

I was then able to tuck my photos and embellishments around the Cut File without having to cover any of the File! Love how this worked out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year season! Make sure you pop over to our shop to grab some of our new January goodies! I can’t wait to be share more with you in this new year!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Family is Forever | Marie Hirst

Happy New Year Everyone! I’m so happy to be back for another term with CUT to YOU to work with more of the awesomeness that is cut files!

For this layout I used two CUT to YOU cut files and used my Cricut software to weld them together to make one single cut file. (If you’d like more information about how I did this, just let me know!). Both of these cut files are now available in the shop or click directly on these links to find them: Family is Forever and Floral Edge.

After manipulating the file and cutting it from white cardstock, I then backed it using a variety of pink-toned Christmas papers from my stash. I placed lots of dimensional foam on the back of the cut file too so that it would stand proud of the page just a little (and allow me to tuck other bits in behind!)

I backed all of the letters but only some of the flowers and leaves – I like the effect of having some of them left as they are. I used a sheet of grey snow-effect paper as my background.

I then added some die-cut foliage in various places using the same papers. I also added a few pink enamel dots and some silver thread for a little bit of sparkle.

I also added some more detail by running the layout through my sewing machine and doing some straight and zigzag stitching around the edge.

The photograph, which is of my little family on Christmas Day, was matted on the same papers – I do like a bit of coordination!

If you’d like to watch how it all came together, there’s a process video on my channel here:

Thanks so much for stopping by and dont forget to check out some of the other awesome new releases in the shop!

Marie x

Calendar 2020 | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there,

It’s Piroska here, and this is my very first post on the Cut To You blog. I am overjoyed and very grateful to Gwen to get the chance to join the Design Team of these amazing scrapbookers.

As the CTY team is my first international Design Team, I wanted to scrap this special memory. The new Calendar 2020 cut file was perfect for the photo of the DT announcement.

I wanted to get a light and airy look, so I decided to cut the file from white cardstock and use a white cardstock as a base too.

White on white could be boring, but adding 3D foam squares to lift the background cut file creates shadows, and shadows give a special “colour” and more dimension to the layout. I did not add dimensional foam stickers to everywhere, only to those parts, where there was enough space to add them, and I cut them in half to be able to place them on the edges.

As the background file is also the part of my title (Living the Dream: Jan-Jun 2020), I decorated those parts, but only those parts of the cutfile. For my whole layout I used the Unforgettable collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose pink and grey colours to reflect on the photo, so I added clear stickers in those colours under the Jan and Jun parts, and to my photo. I added cut outs and clear stickers to the 2020 part, and cut out some butterflies to continue playing with the dimensions.

It is so easy to create a layout with this page builder cut file. What are your plans for 2020? Is there a special event you are going to attend? Grab this cut file from the shop, and create a layout like this!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Piroska

Meet the new Design Team!

Hi Creatives!

Gwen with you today and I’m super excited to be announcing the new design team! These ladies are all amazing creatives and I just know you are going to love the ideas, inspiration and projects they are going to be sharing with you.

I’m Gwen Wruck, I live on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland with my hubby who happens to be a pro-photographer and daughter Caitlin, the most photographed child on the planet!

I started scrapping in 1998 and still absolutely love it.  I have worked on many design teams and am currently designing for Cocoa Vanilla Studios and love showcasing products, sharing ideas and connecting with the scrap community.  I have enjoyed having articles and layouts published in Scrapbooking Memories and JOT magazines and am thrilled to be a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2017.  I also teach at a local store The Stampers Hut AND I’m the owner and Chief designer of CUT to YOU!! All of which keeps me very busy!

Check out Created By Gwen for more.

Hi, I’m Tamara, a 30 something wife and Mumma to two not-so-little princesses. I have been scrapbooking for around 15 years and love it more today than ever! I would say my style is ‘girly-grunge’ and my layouts can swing from either end of this spectrum. I love to make messy and textured layouts, but can also rip out some paper pieces and pretties and be equally happy. I look forward to sharing my CUT to YOU creations with you! Tamara’s blog is here.

Hey everyone! I live in sunny Perth with my hubby and 2 boys. Plus a cat and a bunny 😉 I have a part-time job which I love and love to spend my “spare” time scrapping and mostly making a mixed media mess. Though you will occasionally see something cleaner from me every now and then lol I’ve been scrapping for about 6 years (in the most traditional sense of “scrapping”) and love the creative outlet and downtime it provides me! Melinda’s blog is here and her YouTube channel is here.

I’m 40 years old. Mom to two teen boys and 3 furbabies. Married to my best friend for 21 years. I’ve been scrapbooking for 19 years. And my style is “I get bored easily and mix it up-no two layouts are ever quite the same”. You can see Sara on her YouTube channel here.

Hello! I live in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO, USA with my husband, dog and cat. We have six grown children who are spread out all over the United States. I have been scrapping for about 16 years and describe my style as girly. Fussy cutting, layering, and using cut files are my go-to techniques. Check out Raechelle’s blog here.

I live in sunny Western Australia. I am a mum to four teenagers, two dogs and three cats, yes my house is crazy!!! I love all forms of papercraft and 99% of my projects include a cut file of course. I am a lover of clean lines, embellishment clusters, negative space and sewing. Rachel has a stack of beautiful work on her blog, be sure to check that out here.

I live on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria with my partner of 10 years and our daughter Leila. I work part-time as a Dispensary Assistant in a very busy pharmacy and I love crafting over housework on my days off. I was introduced to scrapbooking many years ago courtesy of my best friend and to this day, even though few and far between, we still enjoy a craft day together. More often than not my style of scrapping finds me using large cut files, plenty of white space and loads of pretty feminine colours. You can see more of Michelle’s work on her blog here.

Hi I’m Kay from the U.K. I’m a mom to 3 boys and 2 beautiful doggies. My scrapbooking and planner addiction began 15 years ago when my insomnia started. I spend most of my time in my craft room and love to create all different types of layouts with cut files featuring on most of my layouts! Xx You can see more of Kay’s work on her Instagram here.

I come from Hungary, I live with my husband and my daughter (and a Djungarian Hamster) in Budapest. She has just started school. I teach German in a secondary grammar school.
I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years. I love using flowers, leaves and/or butterflies on my layouts. Piroska has a stunning Instagram, be sure to check it out here.

I’m from the UK though grew up in Australia and now live just outside of London with my husband Lee. I work full time in the head office of a large retailer and in my downtime love to scrapbook as much as I can! I’ve been scrapbooking for around 13 years and love trying different techniques… I like lots of layers, pretty papers, cut files, white backgrounds and a bit of mixed media! See more of Kirei’s creations here.

Hi, I’m Marie (@peartreepapercrafts) and I’m from the UK. I live in a small farming village with my husband, son (the most frequent subject of my layouts) and three fur babies. I’ve been scrapbooking for about 15 years. I would say my style is a bit of a mix of everything and I love to try new things! I especially love cut files! You can catch more of Marie on her YouTube channel here.

I am from New Brunswick Canada. I have 2 teenage kids (boy and girl) and 2 cats. My scrapbook style is lots of layers, stitching and cut files of course. I have been scrapbooking for 13 years. You can catch more of Michelle’s work here.

AND there you have it, our talented design team, be sure to pop by and check out their blogs and seek them out on our Facebook group, CUT to YOU HQ they all share their work there and you’ll love their creations.

Until next time,