Jack + Sally | Halloween 1 Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I’m so happy to be sharing another spooky layout with you this month. For this project, I used just one component from the Halloween 1 Cut File to create a fun base to build my layout fromt.

I have been loving the departure from my standard white cardstock cut files and the dynamic contrast that using black cardstock for my cut files is contributing to my Halloween layouts. To see how I created this layout in more detail, please go ahead and check out my process video below.

Here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you have a great day!

SHINE BRIGHT | SHINE BRIGHT BUILD A PAGE | KAREN JARMAN

Hi Cut To You Creatives, Karen sharing with you a super sweet layout featuring the Shine Bright Build a Page file. I am also solving another CSI Cold Case and this one is number 370. I have to admit this one is different for me, I don’t often use softer colours but I love how it turned out!

To go along with the colour board choices for the CSI challenge I also leaned in on some of the options from the evidence list. I couldn’t go past the cheesecloth and gold elements.

I have used pretty much every component of the cut file by using the negative and positive sections,. I love it when that happens. To reflect the gold element I went a little old school and covered the letters gold embossing powder. I was undecided if I was going to pop the letters up on foam and nestle them inside of the cut file but I opted to keep them flat and just glued them into place inside of the title.

The moon portion of the cut file was backed in patterned paper and once I added the sequins I felt it needed more to make the layout feeling more dreamy and that is where the muslin (it’s sort of cheese cloth right?) came in. I tucked it across the moon to give the appearance of floating.

You can see more on how I built this one here on YouTube!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get to create a little this week!

CUT to YOU | Popcorn Cut File | Keep Calm & Eat Popcorn | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends, Melinda here with you today and I’m really excited to share this scrapbook layout I created!!

I’m using the super fun Popcorn cut file for this page that I’ve cut in textured white cardstock.

If you follow me at all on social media you will know that I have recently gotten adult braces so this particular indulgence of popcorn was well and truly planned for!! And then Gwen created this cutfile which is just perfect!!

I decided to use the very few pieces of a 2017 Summer collection, “Summer Lights” by Pink Paislee, along with only scraps to create this page.

Aren’t those holographic pops so, so fun?!? I actually used an envelope for those – it was totally the wrong size for the cards I make so I figured I’d use it a different, super fun way!

As I started designing this page I realised I had totally designed myself out of a place for journalling! With a little creativity and another scrap of pattern paper I created this flap for somewhere to add my journalling. Yes, it’s “hidden” but not secret. I’m thinking of adding a cut along the page protectorto have the bottom part of this page on the outside so if anyone flipping through our album cares to read my words it’s easily accessible!

I wanted a fun title and wasn’t really sure what to go with so used google for some ideas and came up with this fun one!

I have a process video for you if you’d like to see how this came together, just hit that play button below!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today!! Make sure you head over to the shop, Gwen has pulled together all of the super fun “At the Movies” cut files into a bundle!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel

Happy Haunting | Jack o’lantern | Petra de Vroege

Hi you lovely CUTtoYOU fans!

So good to have you back on the blog! Over here in the Netherlands, Halloween is not really celebrated… it slowely slowely is growing, but trick or treating is not really happening. Sadly, cause I loooove Halloween! So, we decorate our house no matter what. We also go to Moviepark Germany every year for the Horrorfest, but due to COVID……

For this layout I used the a-ma-zing Jack o’ lantern file! I don’t think Jack tries to be cute here, but I adore him hahaha.

First I started with removing the outer line of the cut file. Then I cut Jack out of black card stock and then again out of orange cardstock.

I only used the rest pieces and made them a bit “older” by distressing them with some oxide. I glued the black card stock on a piece of orange card stock and simply filled the puzzle with the orange pieces.

I love how that turned out! I did not back the file, because I wanted to distress the edges (I used vintage photo), which is a bit more difficult to do if you back the file. But since Jack is rather big (sorry Jack), the ”puzzle method” worked perfectly!

I’m really pleased with how Jack turned out! Have you seen our Halloween bundle? That bundle gets you flying into Halloween!

Thanks for joining again and happy haunting people!

Xoxo
Petra

Make your move | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey scrappy friends,

I’m up today sharing my latest CTY layout using one of our new Chess cut files…. For a layout about skateboarding 😂😂

I started this project by altering the Cut File slightly by erasing the chess pieces, and then proceeded to cut it out of white card stock.

I then backed the open words using one piece of patterned paper. To make the cut file pop off the page a little more, I inked around the edges in black and then popped it up on foam tape.

I tucked the bottom of my photo under the ‘M’ on move. I find I do this on a lot of my pages where I use titles, I feel it connects the two largest elements on the page.

I created embellishment clusters to the bottom right of the cut file, the top left of the photo and the top right of the page. My spreading them out like this, it creates a visual triangle that captures the Cut File within it, which helps to create flow and focus on the page.

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you pop by the shop and grab yourself a Cut File today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

YOU | CROSSWORD BACKGROUND NO.1 | KAREN JARMAN

Hi CTY Friends Karen with you today. I hope you are able to get in some creative time. How did it get to October already, this year is just flying by and with Halloween approaching it has me thinking of Christmas but that is a whole other post!

My layout this week is embracing the colours of Halloween, Black, Purple and Orange which is all a perfect colour combination for the CSI Challenge Case Number 369!

The photo prompt for the challenge gave me the inspiration to use the Background Crossword No1 file. This represents the tiles in the chimney and for some dramatic flair I painted the file black using a paint pen.

I love how beautfully purple and orange sit boldly together and really pop off the page with the mixed media background

To see more of how I created this one you can visit YouTube here!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can join in on the fun with the CSI challenge this month!

Happy Haunting | Ali Skifton

Hello my spooky CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a spooky layout using the Jack o’ lantern cut file that is currently in the shop. As soon as I saw Jack I knew he would be perfect for the haunted hike we did last Halloween at Phantom Lake. He reminded me of the huge Jack o’ lantern in the woods we came across during our spooky hike.

I wanted to cut Jack out of black cardstock since it is a Halloween layout. I used the new Halloween Party collection from Echo Park Paper to back fill Jack. I used 4 different patterned papers to make him a little more friendly looking than so scary. I back filled his eyes and mouth with colored paper from the collection since his body was busy with the other patterns. I used foam tape to add dimension to Jack.

Since I added Jack to another patterned paper I decided to keep it simple with other embellishments. I wanted the focus to be on Jack. I did add some black hand stitching on the white cardstock to frame him.

I triple matted this cut file and love how he is the main focus of this page, along with the spooky picture of his twin. Mwahahahaahhh! I hope everyone has a spooky Halloween Season and make sure to pick up this guy because you can use him for any of your Halloween Pictures this year!

Happy haunting my spooky friends!

Love, Ali xoxo

Happy Day | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY friends!

Up on the blog today sharing my latest layout for Cut to You, and this time I’m using the Happy Day Title Cut File, but for a Halloween page!!

I don’t usually scrap Halloween, and up until the last few years we haven’t actually celebrated Halloween at all. But I finally relented and let my daughters trick or treat, and now I have photos to scrap! To find my inspiration, I have played along with this month’s CSI Challenge #369.

I have channeled the very traditional Halloween colours for the case file, cutting it in black card stock and using orange, purple and black patterned papers when backing my Cut File.

I added some mixed media to the background to pull in more elements from the inspiration piece and then popped the whole Cut File up on foam.

To finish off my page, I added a few embellishments clusters, and that was that. The Cut File literally did all of the work for me!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out the Halloween Cut Files over at the shop this month.

Big Loves, Tam xo

Another day at the office | TN Floral Spring | Petra de Vroege

Hi CUTtoYOU lovers!

So nice that you are here again! Today I would like to show you this layout I made with the stunning TN Floral Spring file. A TN file is meant for in our travel notebooks, but… It is also so perfect for layouts! This layout I decided to replace the design papers completely with solely a cut file!

I cut the file 3 times, every time a bit smaller than the previous one. I used white and black cardstock. The white cardstock I colored with distress oxide. I layered the black one on top of the mint one and glued them together but only a few dots so they would stand apart here and there…

I decided to save the inner pieces of the cut file. Inner pieces make great little embellishments! I always try to see if an inner piece is “embellishment material” ! That is also the case with the TN Spring Floral file!

I colored the smallest piece also with the same oxide color and tucked it under the white base sheet. This way the pattern repeats itself which I always like.

It’s really fun to use a cut file multiple times in the same project! It creates dimension and how fun is it to get those machines working! Did you know that for our European fans there is a special Etsy shop? A small warning though…. It’s highly addictive (speaking from experience 🙂 )

See you next time!

Xoxo
Petra

Sweet Girl|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Rose Garden Frame cut file.

I decided to have a play with my cut file this week. I didnt just back it. I decided to add ink and Nuvo Drops to the centers to pop up the demension and interest. I also backed part of the cut files with vellum for added interest. And then popped the whole thing up with foam tape.

Sometimes I like to keep my cut files simple and sometimes I like to have a play with them and add extra dimension and detail. It’s part of the reason that I love cutfiles,you can keep them simple or add lots of details- the choice is yours.This was one I really wanted to play with.

I added a bit of mixed media to my background and kept the design fairly simple so the photo and cut file pop! I have a process video showing all of the details and design choices. You can head over to my channel and check it out!

Which cut file do you think would be amazing with some added depth and dimension? Head over to the SHOP and take a peek!

Have A Lovely Day!