Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my second layout this month I have one using my fave leaf cut file called ‘Lots of Leaves’ which can be found here in the shop. It is perfect for tucking into floral clusters which is exactly how I used it here….
I decided to use the pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Merry and Bright’ collection as I love the colours and thought they were perfect with my photo, and it shows just how versatile it is for using with non-festive photos!
I went with the wood patterned paper for my background and edged it with distressed strips of the candy stripe cut apart strip. Then I went and fussy cut a whole sheet of flowers from one of the patterned papers…. I find fussy cutting very relaxing and it didn’t take too long as I just did it while sat in front of the TV!
Next I cut three of the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files in white cardstock and backed them with vellum as I wanted a soft, translucent look to them as there would be lots of colours with the flowers.
Then I attached my photo to the layout after mounting it on a piece of pastel green gingham check patterned paper. I kept it flat (rather than add foam pads) as I was going to add lots of dimension anyway with the fussy cut flowers.
I then built up two clusters of fussy cut flowers in opposite corners of the layout along with the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files. I played around with the positioning for a while until I was happy, then I took a photo so I can remember where they go when sticking them down!
I didn’t use much else as I felt the flower clusters didn’t need it, just a small word banner, journaling tag, some hearts and a flair button.
And finally just finished off with some journaling and then added a title using some gold Thickers from my stash…
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I’m up today sharing another layout with you, and this time I am tackling some back to school photos from last year, before we take another batch for this year!
I’m using the Backpack cut file that Gwen created late last year, and I’ve cut it kind of big, because its so cute and I wanted to make it a feature on the page! I thought this file was perfect for back to school photos because my girls always get a new backpack for the school year, which is always a big deal!
I sized up the file in the Silhouette software, duplicated it and then cut it out from 2 different patterned papers. I then deleted all the internal cut lines and cut the file again from black card stock. This gave me the ability to lay the outside of the file directly on to the card stock, and fill back in the elements I wanted to build my design.
I then cut up some old cardboard and adhered it to the back of the file to pop it up off the background, built my paper stack underneath this, and added my photo and embellishments around it. I really tried to keep everything very centred around the cut file, making a ‘visual triangle with my clusters to keep the focus very much on the cut file and photo.
The last little piece I added was the flair badge on the front of the backpack. I love how this added more dimension, and made the bag seem ‘real’.
I can’t wait to see you all create pages with this Cut File – its so easily personalised – I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make this look cute!
Thanks for stopping by again today! Big Loves, Tam xo
Hello and welcome to the blog today. Melinda here with you and I am super excited to share this project with you!!
This was a Christmas gift for a friend and as soon as I saw the “Rainbow Burst” cut file I knew it would work perfectly with this photo!!
I’ve used the stunning “Daydream” collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and created my own background to work with this amazing cut file! I love, love, love that very subtle water colour rainbow under the photo, swoon!
You can hit play on the video below to see how I created this. This process video includes a little bit of a Silhouette Studio tutorial too which shows how I very slightly altered the cut file to suit my needs! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know!
Finally, I will leave you with a few close up images of this page. I do hope you enjoy and that I have inspired you to create a subtle rainbow of your own maybe to work with this stunning new cut file!
Make sure you head over to the store for all of the new January releases and happy scrapping!! Mel
Hello scrappy peeps! I have a fun layout of my grandson, Cason. I used the new Shooting Stars cut file from the shop, This element (the cut file) made my page come together so easily. It also gave me the inspiration for my title! I just love when one element sparks an idea for another element on the page! I cut the file in textured-white cardstock and adhered it directly to the patterned background. I then adhered stars of various colors, textures and sizes around the page for a very dynamic look.
If you would like more details and to see how this layout came together, please click below.
The finished page:
A detail shot:
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout! I hope you found a little inspiration to take with you. Be sure to go check out all the awesome, new cut files in the shop for more inspiration and idea sparkers!
Hello beautiful CTY Peeps!! So happy to be back with you for 2021!!
I’m up today sharing my first layout for the year, featuring the awesome Sk8ter Cut File Gwen released late last year. Skating has taken over our house in the last 6 months or so, so this file is perfect to document ALL the photos I’m taking!
I started by sizing up the ‘#sk8life’ part of the file in my Silhouette Software and then duplicating it. I removed the internal cut lines from one of the elements, and then cut them from two different patterned papers. This allowed me to simply place the outline on top of the background – eliminating any need for me to fussy cut the title.
To cut out the skate board element of the file, I used one patterned paper for the majority of the file. I did however duplicate the wheel elements of the file and cut with a seperate patterned paper as I felt that backing these round areas would be tricky.
After cutting the whole board out, I backed it with black card stock, which then allowed me to add back in the elements I wanted to build my skateboard.
I layered up some paper behind my photos to ground them, and then tucked these above the #sk8life element of the file. I then tucked the skateboard under the title, so it appeared that everything was sitting on top of it.
I created some embellishment clusters around my page and added some paper strips at the top and bottom for balance.
I love how this file helped me to build such a funky and graphic page to document by #sk8tergirl! Thanks for stopping by today! Can’t wait to share more pages with you this year!
I started by cutting the design from white cardstock and chose 3 different patterned papers from the Hello Summer collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio to back the sun and words with. I knew I wanted to back the sun with the awesome yellow sunburst paper, I then chose 2 other contrasting papers.
Once it was all backed….yes this does take some time….I added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered the whole piece to another patterned paper in the Hello Summer collection that I chose as my background paper. I love the shadows and dimension this gives to my layout.
I love title cut files like this one where the design of your page is decided for you! The obvious place to adhere my photo was at the top of the cut file, I layered a patterned paper underneath and also added a kite die-cut here.
Another thing I love to do is to layer embellishments over the top of cut files. I like how this draws your eye to certain parts of my page and helps tell the story. You can see I have added a flair button and a wood veneer piece to the ‘O’ in ‘Hello’. I also added a few things to the sun shape and a phrase die-cut piece on top of the word ‘Sunshine’.
A few more embellishments were added around the cut file design including another flair button, accessory stickers, enamel hearts and some floral die-cuts.
Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you are inspired in some way?! Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut file designs to suit any project!
Thanks for stopping by today! It’s Josefine here with my first scrapbook layout for the Cut to You blog. I am so excited this new year! I wish everyone a healty and fantastic year, that we can go back to normal and that we can hug each other again! With this layout I look back to the winter memories in 2010….
I made a 12×12 mixed media layout and used the beautiful Winter Page Builder Cut File. First I started with my background. I used a background stamp that already looks like a stain. With the stamp and the distress oxide ( the color I used is ” Faded Jeans” ) I stamp on the cardstock. I also spray some water on my stamp and ink for a more watercolor effect. Then I made some splashes with the distress oxide and used a brush for that.
I let my mixed media background dry by air and start editing the two snowflakes with the Nuvo glitter paste. I love those beautiful glitter, especially when they are subtle.
When everything is dry I start decorating my layout. I cut some design paper to size and place it behind the photo to create more layers. I glue the cutfile title “Winter” with tacky glue and make 3D alpha’s from design paper and vellum. In the middle I stitch it with silver thread. I attach the 3D alpha’s with 3D foam on my layout.
Between my photo I slide some die-cuts of flowers and twigs. I put an extra title on my layout ” Stay Cozy” and put a deco photo frame on the photo. Finally I make some splatters with white gesso for a real winter effect. I cut the white cardstock to size and paste a design paper behind it. I stitch the edges with my sewing machine and use blue thread. My layout is ready now!
I had a lot of fun working with this fantastic cutfile! I wish you all a lovely and creative day! XoXo, Josefine
Happy New Year! I am so excited to be here with you sharing my first layout for the Cut To You Design Team. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are still enjoying their time with their families and friends.
As soon as I saw the Christmas Wishes cut file I knew I had to use it to scrap our Christmas photo card. I decided to use the red paper to back up the whole cut file title because I wanted it to pop against the black and white star paper.
Here is the link to the Christmas Wishes Title Cut file that I used on my layout. There are so many terrific Christmas cut files in the shop it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use for this photo.
I decided to add my journaling to the title too, which I thought was something fun and different. I typed up the Christmas saying that I thought went well with the title cut file and the photo and added two enamel dots to the strip of paper. I added foam tape to the back of my cut file title to add some dimension to the layout. I then used the penguin and ornament die cuts to decorate the title. I also added heart card stock stickers to the middle of the letters R and A.
I hope you enjoy the layout and that it brings a smile to your face. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!