So Proud Of You | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone!! Melinda here with you today sharing another 12×12 layout featuring 2 photos AND 2 cut files!!

Cut file number one is “Award Ribbon (So Proud)” which I have only used the title from and cut on smooth white cardstock.

Cut file number two is “Leaf Edge” which was also cut on smooth white cardstock.

You can see my whole process in my process video below, just hit that play button, sit back and enjoy!

And a super quick run down of what I’ve done and the products I used! So, I am playing with the Paige Evans “Bloom Street” collection for this one and could not resist that pattern paper for my background! *insert all the heart eyes*

I’ve added mixed media to my leaf cut files and then backed them with vellum. Note – this was a very dainty and somewhat time consuming task but I really love the subtle element it adds!

I have backed my title with a paper from the 6×8 paper pad. I used my Cameo software to cut the pattern paper to fit perfectly behind my cut file!

I finished off with 2 small clusters. One to the top right of the photos – where I also tucked in a little tag with some journalling and another to the bottom left of the photos.

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to create something with beautiful cut files, pretty papers and stickers!!

Make sure you check out the store here for more amazing cut files and so, so much inspiration!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel

Such Pretty Smiles | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I’m so happy to be back with you today sharing another layout. This time I have used the Chevron Bouquet cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This file is so versatile and you may have seen a few of the other DT girls using this file in different ways…like Kelly here and Belinda here. I have used it differently again!

From the first second I saw this file, it gave me pocket vibes… like in the front of an old library book or on the back of your jeans. So I set about making a pocket and tucking my photos as some tags in!

I started by backing the floral element, and then the bottom section with some kraft cardstock. Behind the top portion I added some patterned paper that had a doiley element which fit nicely in behind the floral.

I have added some paper layers to anchor the pocket. And then to finish off the page, I added lots of sweet embellishments. I love how this all came together!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re staying well and safe.

Big Loves, Tam xo

First Birthday | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my latest design team project with you. And for something a little different I have created a coordinating two-page layout to celebrate my son’s first birthday.

I knew the Confetti Background Cut File just had to be used for this birthday layout and decided to use it for the right had side of my spread. I wanted to create the effect of two-toned confetti falling down the page. To achieve that I randomly backed some of the confetti circles with glitter cardstock, before mounting the whole page onto a soft blue polka-dot patterned paper. I also added a hand-stictched border with blue thread.

There was a lot that I wanted to say about this ocassion so I kept the design of this page pretty simple to allow for lots of journaling strips. I added some visual interest to my photo by adding a few layers of patterned paper, adding some dimension (using chipboard leftover from some packaging) in between some of the layers.

I created a small cluter of embellishments to the bottom right of my photo using some cute boy-themed ephemera.

To balance it out I created another small cluster of embellishments on the top left of the photo. With all of the visual weight hanging toward the top of the page, I added some layered strips of patterned paper and a small cluster of stars down the bottom of the page. And of course I finished all three clusters off with some nuvo drops.

For the left-hand side page I created my own custom cut file using the text tool in the Silhouette studio software. I cut a giant number ‘1’ and backed it using fringed strips of patterened paper. I nestled three little custers of embellishments around my photo to help draw the eye. And finished off with a title using an alphabet die.

And since I also needed to create layout to celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, I went ahead and duplicated the layout using a different set of products to go into her album! I love these kind of time-saving shortcuts.

If you want a more in depth look at how this layout came together, please go ahead and check out my process video below.

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Together | Our Story Cut File | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Our Story cut file.

I love this cut file with the gorgeous book and title. I have used Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection. I chose a background paper and splattered some gold lightly over it. I then cut my title in a blue and the book in a cream. I decided to use two patterned papers for the pages.

So my pages appear to be slightly ‘up’ I did not adhere the top of the pages (cream cardstock) this way they have a natural curve up. I added a sentiment sticker with foam tape to add height on the left side of the pages. Next I added my photo.

I added my photo (of me with my tribe) with foam tape and tucked a flower under the frame. Then it was about adding those smaller details that pull a layout together. I added two flower die cuts to the top of my page, layered and the top one with foam tape. I added tiny flowers over my title, a phrase sentiment over the heart and an adorable bunny!

Here are some more photos of the book part of the cut file:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way! Head over to the Cut to You shop!

Shine|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.

I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.

I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.

I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.

I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.

As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.

Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

So Berry Sweet | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the blog today! I am sharing this sweet page with you using SIX photos, 2 fun cut files and, of course, mixed media fun!

When I chose these photos to work with I went back through my rather extensive (I am so lucky!!) CUT to YOU library and found this little gem “So Berry Sweet” from March this year which has the title and the strawberry.

As I was designing my page I decided that I wanted a fun way of being able to add a third pop of red. Off on the hunt again and I chose the Scallop Banners from April this year. I have done a little editing in my Silhouette software to get the scallops proportioned to the size I wanted. This was a fairly easy process of getting one to the “right” size, copying, pasting and then welding.

I’ve used papers from my scraps box to back the strawberries and the scallops and then some Tutu Pink Bazzil cardstock to back my title lettering.

For a fun element I used mixed media and the internal pieces from the cut file to create a stencil for the seeds on the strawberries and I really love it!

Of course, mixed media in my background and I chose soft pinks. I love the combo of pink and red together!

I didn’t go too crazy with embellishing but I did pull out of my Shimelle “Box of Crayons” collection for all of the strawberry stickers, ephemera, glitter shaker sticker and also a journalling piece.

Oh and that little gecko!!! Isn’t he just the sweetest?!?? And he is just the right colours to work on this page. All the heart eyes for this little guy!!

You can see my process video below, grab a cuppa, and I hope you enjoy!

This page was so fun to put together and I love that I have so many photos and that I have been able to use all of those cut files too!! Here are a few close ups for you to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another share!
Melinda

#All The Heart Eyes | Belinda Jane

I’m delighted to be sharing my latest project for the Design Team with you today. I recently printed off a large stack of photos ready to create and this sweet photo of my husband and my son inspired me to get creative and make this gorgeous layout.

I’ve spent some time playing around with my foil quill lately and wanted to make use of it to showcase the beautiful Leaf Cluster Cut File on my page. I used the cut file with my Foil Quill to create a stunning custom foiled background.

Always a little nervous about how it will go when I try new things, I was so happy that it worked out so well and gave me a perfectly angelic looking background to work with for this layout. I just adore how the foil quill provides an embossed foil look. And of course I love being able to use the CUT to YOU cut files in as many different ways as possible.

I used the Hashtag Heart This Cut File to create my title. I cut the phrase “#All The Heart Eyes” from some thick white cardstock. I also used my Silhouette to cut the centre pieces from patterned paper.

I added some really soft and light mixed media in the space I was going to put my title to help it to stand out against. And I used what is currently a popular technique and adhered the outline directly to my page, then used foam strips to pop each of the centre pieces for the letters up from the page. I love the different and interesting effect that this gives.

I created a few layers behind my photo using coordinating patterned papers and added some texture to the edges using my distressing tool. Because I wanted the foil to be the standout feature of this layout, I kept the embellishments to a minimum. I created two simple layered clusters on either side of my page. I also added the date to a tab and adhered that to the side of my photo.

I added some really simple journalling centred beneath the photo. As always, I like to use my typewriter to type out my journalling, before cutting it into strips and ahdering it with wet adhesive.

I also added the date to a tab and adhered that to the side of my photo. And then finished off my layout by scattering some Nuvo drops in coordinating colours around the page.

If you’d like a more in depth look at how this layout came together, I’d love for you to go ahead and check out my process video on YouTube below.

Thank you so much!

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

Sunshine, Rainbows and Happy Days | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends! For those who know me know I LOVE rainbows and just had to use this new release one Sunshine Rainbows cut file

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I have used the new collection by Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park. fullsizeoutput_56c1As I knew I would be using bright and bold colours/patterns I cut in white cardstock. I used white glitter on the words that would remain white, it shows beautifully in real life (not so good in my photos), also adding some dimension and texture. Next I chose my four rainbow pieces keeping it fun and vibrant. Once I adhered these to my white cardstock I added machine stitching using a turquoise coloured thread.Untitled-4

Untitled-5I added a foam sticker rainbow from the collection to finish off my rainbow. I next added my photo (that sweet treat is worthy of being scrapped!!!) using a bright coloured mat which I used foam tape to adhere so I could tuck elements under and over my rainbow and photos.Untitled-6I added embellishments around the phrase of this cut file to draw your eye.Untitled-7

Untitled-15Some of the letters I added with foam tape and others I left flat, this certainly adds visual interest and keeps your layout from appearing ‘flat’.

This cut file is the complete package, a beautiful rainbow and layout title all in one!  To see all the other August new release head to the Cut to You shop

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Rachel X

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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