Be Happy | Roses and Frames | Rachel Lowe

Hey Cut to You friends! Today I have a layout featuring one of the new super pretty floral cut files, Roses and Frames

I have used the new collection by Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice collection which is just beautiful!52D32A21-CA8F-431D-9BBA-3027028CEF2D

I decided I wanted to use a 3×3 inch photo, so re sized the cut file so the frame would fit my photo. I centred this on my white cardstock but did not glue down the leaves so they would give the appearance of movement on my page.

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I paper pieced the two roses and leaves by using the ‘Release Compound’ function (Silhouette Cameo) which allows you to seperate the rose petals/leaves and cut, which means your roses will look perfect!

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I then attached my photo with foam tape to create height on my layout and ensure your eye would be drawn to it.

The second frame I created an embellishment cluster which reflected the theme of my photo/layout. Again I foam taped some of the elements which allowed me to tuck some under. This is where I took the opportunity to add a sub title and word sentiments (my form of journalling for this layout).

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I added a second embellishment cluster to the right of my photo, adding some more word sentiments, a gorgeous bird die cut finished off with some tiny glitter hearts and a word sentiment tab at the top of my photo.

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Lastly I added my title ‘Be Happy’ with foam tape and to break up the white I added some light splatters of gold spray.

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You of course could add two photos and create embellishment clusters to each side of the frames.

And there you have it one super pretty layout where most of the work is done for you in regards to design with this gorgeous cut file.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you later in the month where I will be sharing some Christmas Tags in preparation for Christmas, there is nothing more fun than creating your own Christmas wrapping and tags!

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Totally Pawsome / Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! I’m here today with a layout featuring the Totally Pawsome Page Builder

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I kept my layout quite simple-thats the wonderfulness of a Page Builder file…everything you need to put a page together! I used a large (6X6) photo and the only extra embellushments on my page were some epoxy flair…easy peasey!

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My whole layout took less then an hour..woohoo! Head over to the Cut To You shop and check out all the Page Builder files!

Oh, and I have a process video to share too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Happy Memories | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello fellow CTY fans!!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest DT creation with you.

As you can see I’ve used the gorgeous Butterfly Cut n Stitch file (I’ve been busting to use this beauty!!) with a photo of myself, The Boss Lady, Gwen, Tamara, Bernii and Rachel D from the DT! We recently attended a retreat together and I just couldn’t wait to scrap these photos!!

A girly cut file means a pretty, girly collection and I couldn’t help but bust out the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Unforgettable collection. I’ve used the 6×8 paper pad to back the butterflies that I had cut on some textured white card stock.

If you haven’t seen or used the Cut n Stitch files yet they come with both the cut file (butterflies in this case) and the stitch lines already in place. I “designed” my page in Silhouette Studio knowing that the card stock that had the stitch holes would ultimately be my back ground paper. This was a super easy and quick file to stitch with a straight back stitch. You could also use the chain stitch for extra texture! Then I added splatters using 2 different pinks and an aqua-y/teal-y colour.

With the cut file backed and the butterfly trails stitched onto my background that didn’t leave me much room for where to put things which made this page come together super quickly! I knew pretty quickly I wanted to mount the white card stock onto a pattern paper so chose the gorgeous pink pattern called “Unscripted”, cutting out the centre.

My photo is printed just under 6×4 with a white border. I’ve added some of the same paper and a doily behind my photo and tucked that between the butterflies on the bottom right.

As so much of my pages real estate already taken up it was a matter of adding a few small embellishments and my title. I’ve used the diagonal line from the top left to the bottom right and added a few bits and pieces. Because I used gold letters I also added in some gold splatters on that same line. Finally finishing the page with some enamel dots.

And my title using a clear sticker stuck onto some white card stock paired with those gold thickers.

I have a process video for you today and I do hope you enjoy! This cut file is so, so pretty and I just love it with this collection!

Remember, you can always shop in the store. All digital orders will send them straight away and Custom Cut orders (YES! Gwen will cut and ship to YOU!) are cut to order and sent ASAP! I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I can’t wait to be back again with my next one!

Until then, happy scrapping!
Mel x

You + Me | Tamara Buckler

Hey there scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share another layout with you using the Arrows Cut File from October’s release.

I cut this one out in black card stock just for something different, and then played with lots of bright colours and summery elements.

I backed the file using a single piece of bright blue patterned paper, cutting around the outside of the Cut File with scissors and a blade. I like that’s this gave continuity in the pattern on the paper.

For a bit more fun and whimsy, I drew sketchy lines around the Cut File with a white gel pen. I then popped each arrow up on double sided tape before adhering to the background.

Where the photo overlapped the Cut File, I actually cut of some of the arrow heads to continue the Cut File to the other side of the photo. You can’t actually see that too much now, but it gave an anchor point for my embellishment cluster.

To balance the page, I created another cluster to the top left of the layout, again anchoring it to the Cut File. This worked out really well, allowing me to have a lot going on embellishment wise without covering too much of the File or overpowering it.

I’m super happy with how this page turned out. I think at first glance this file might look quite masculine, and I’m sure it would be right at home in the Boyz Zone of the shop, but I absolutely think it can be flipped to be fun and a bit funky like I’ve done here.

Make sure you head over to the shop for the November releases, lots of beautiful florals! There are also a heap of new Christmas Files over there too!! If you’re not already pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out.

See you all next time!

Big Loves, Tam x

LET’S PARTY | UNICORN LOVE | RACHEL LOWE

Hey craft friends, Rachel here! Today I have a fun layout created using two cut files, Let’s Party and Unicorn cut files.

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And here is what I created! I have used Echo Park Teen Spirit Girl collection.Untitled-47Firstly I cut the Let’s party title in white, I resized it so it would fit my page design. I used the ‘release compound’ function of my Silhouette Cameo which allowed me to seperate my letters and cut them individually. I used foam tape to adhere as I wanted to create a 3D effect.F75EAB72-C469-4808-AE38-48D37273096AI then embellished around and on my title so your eye is drawn here, again I have used foam tape on my embellishments to create a 3D effect. Don’t be afraid to used embellishments on your cut files, here I added the rainbow and it adds more of a wow look!7648FBA0-ACF9-431E-A8AA-B809598FEDA6I added my 6×4 inch photo portrait under the Let’s Party cut file, in the centre and again I added with foam tape. I did not mat my photo, instead adding some cute emoji stickers under the photo. As I have two feature embellishment clusters I didn’t mat my photo as I didn’t want my layout to look ‘too busy’.B9AD3746-996F-40EB-BBF9-5DA0E5213D50Now what is better than one super cute unicorn, two right! I used the Mirror function on my Silhouette Cameo which essentially allows you to flip cut file images, which allowed my unicorns to be facing each other.AE33444C-BC92-4B6E-9711-C5475AC2B90CI again using the release compound function so I could cut the different parts of my unicorn in different papers. I added a little gold to finish her off.68B3C278-894E-4224-A0DF-45243D884E71I added them with foam tape under my photo finished off with a sentiment sticker….. You are Magical!E89CD7A4-8420-4676-9889-7D4E02D1968DAnd there you have it one super cute birthday layout! Head over to the Cut to You  shop to see these and all the other gorgeous cut files available now. I hope you all have a wonderful and creative week. See you soon!

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SWEET LOVE | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you all have a creative weekend ahead planned.  Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share, a sweet page that features my hubby and daughter.  This photo was actually taken very recently on a family lunch for my recent birthday.  Part of my birthday gift request was a quick family photoshoot so you’re sure to be seeing more of these photos in upcoming projects.

The design of the page for this one started with the cut file – this one is called ‘Floral Bouquet Set‘.  This was released recently and being the floral lover than I am, I just had to use it!  I’ve cut it out quite large as I had planned for it to be the main element of my page and then went about backing it.  I’ve gone with quite plain pattern papers and blocked the colour on the leaves and petals.With that done, I then just went about positioning the cut file and my photos on the page.  I was really keen to get both photos on this one, something I don’t do a lot and would like to do more!  I love how they both tell the story of their sweet relationship.  I just kept shuffling things around until I was happy with the position of everything.I’ve positioned the bottom cut file (the largest one) flat on to my background and then raised on foam the second cut file piece.  I love how I now have beautiful layers in my cut file and lots of details on my page.I’ve also raised the photos up with some foam for added dimension.Next, I’ve added in my title.  I wanted to pull a pop of black from the photos into my embellishment features and found this chipboard word ‘sweet’ in black that was perfect.  I also found a bold white and black word ‘love’ so my title has become ‘Sweet Love’.    This is one of the things I really love about working with cut files, you can pull older embellishments from your stash that are not quite enough to make a page and stretch them into a full layout.  The cut file pulls the few extra elements together.I’ve also pulled from my stash some sweet puffy hearts, some photo corners, and a soft pink bow.  I’ve also used some Epoxy Flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio and I just love how they finish off the page. I love this sweet page and it actually came together pretty fast, so I hope it inspires you in some way and as always, I really do love seeing what you make so please keep sharing your projects with me!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Awesome | Sara Scraps

Hello Hello!

I have what might be one of my very favorite layouts ever to share with you! I love to create mixed media backgrounds. I think I have a unique take on how I approach mixed media. I like a “cleaner” look with lots of texture instead of a “messy” feel. Pair this with a gorgeous cut file and “swoon”- if I do say so myself.

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For today’s layout I used the Arrows Cut File . I love how it drew attention right to my photo.

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After I created my background. I backed the cut file with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Boys Rule collection. To compliment the colors in my photo, I added some small touches of pink.

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I used a stamp to guide my journaling about all the things my son is currently loving.

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You can check out my whole process on my You Tube channel!

Be sure to take a peek at all the cut files in the Cut To You  shop. Which one will catch your eye to pair with our next mixed media background?

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Life of a Crafter | Meggy Blethen

Hello Scrapbookers!! I am back today with a cut file released back in July. I don’t know about you buy I love being a crafter and scrapping about it. Back in 2017 I rearranged my craft room and took photos of the process. I loved the cute Craft a Happy Life cut file and it worked perfect with this photo of my craft room in disarray.

As you will see though, I did alter the title part of the cut file to fit my subject. I have more photos that I want to add in a pocket page after this layout that will show the organizing and cleaning process even more than this one does. As someone who is in my craft room a lot, I am always organizing and rearranging things to work better for myself. I decided to cut out a different title but use the alpha from the cut file.

Make sure to grab a copy of this cut file in the shop.

I love how the pink glitter paper pops off of the light colored background. For the smaller alpha I used American Crafts ‘Happy Life’ Thickers. The most important words of the title I wanted to stand out the most.

I adore the cute little paint brushes and cup holding them. I backed them with a pretty purple paper and added a couple of stickers around the cut file.

I really love how this layout turned out! I actually had started out on a different path at the beginning, which you can see in the process video below, or on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Meggy

Fabulous Happy Days | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends!!

I’m so happy to be back today to share another layout with you. I’m constantly trying to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, because I want to use them on all the things, and so today I have come up with a bit of a twist on a background file.

I have used an oldie but a goodie on this page – the Heart Lovers Unite Background Cut File – which I have used previously here.

Instead of treating this like a complete background, I resized it in my silhouette software, and trimmed around the hearts I needed to create the matt for my photo cluster.

I adhered some tissue paper behind the Cut File and used some foam tape to lift the matt up off the background.

I went around the outside of the Cut File matt in white roller pen for further definition, and roughed up the edges for some dimension. I think using black card stock against this background has really helped too.

I love how using the Cut File this way has held together all my photos and embellishments, and while it may not be the most prominent part of the layout, it plays a really important role because of this.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your Cut Files in different ways! Make sure you pop over to the shop to check out the latest release and all the new Christmas goodies!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Make Waves | Marie Hirst

Hi there creatives! Marie here back on the blog with another layout for CUT to YOU. As you may have noticed, I am REALLY enjoying playing with mixed media at the moment and this layout is no exception!

For this one, I started by making myself another stencil using the Make Waves Title Cutfile from the shop. I chose the part of the cutfile where the wavy lines were separate, made it approximately 6 inches wide and cut it from a sheet of mylar (plastic stencil material).

After spreading gesso over a piece of white cardstock, I then used the stencil with some white modelling paste to create the waves pattern on the page.

Then I used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Guten Tag Teal to add some colour to the page over all of the waves and then watered some more down to add some splatters.

Next I matted a photograph of my son, Elliot, onto some beachy-themed papers from Pink Paislee and a few other scraps from my stash. I backed the title part of the cutfile and layered that over the bottom part of the photograph.

I embellished the page with some enamel dots, some sequins, an acetate palm tree and some cardstock stickers from Pink Paislee.

I also added some perspective shapes and words from Bramble Fox for extra details.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to check out the shop especially the new Christmas releases – I can’t wait to get creating with them!

Here’s the process video if you’d like to see how it came together!

Until next time,

Happy scrapping!

Marie x