The Best Ever | Tamara Buckler

Hello again, CTY peeps!

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

Ice Magic | Ali Skifton

Hello my friends! It’s Ali here with you today sharing a very wintery picture of my husband and me visiting an ice castle. We had to walk through an ice tunnel to leave and a beautiful rainbow was above our heads.

As soon as I saw the new cut files released by Gwen, I knew I had to work with the Rainbow Burst Background cut file for this photo.

I started backing the rainbow first with colors to match the ice rainbow. I decided then to have some fun and make the stars into shakers. I used a sticker package to back the stars and then cut some foam tape into very thins strips. You have to make sure that there are no gaps in the tape when you are creating shakers. I filled the stars with colored beads to match the colored papers backing them up.

This layout needed a topper and I created this border by sewing it on top. It is not that noticeable because I did use white thread to stick with the ice theme. To make it pop I added the rainbow colored bling to the scallops and used foam tape to adhere it.

To complete the Ice Magic layout I added white paint splats to the ice blue background. I also added some white and silver snowflakes to give the rainbow more of a wintery scene.

Thanks for looking my creative friends!

Love, Ali xo

CUT to YOU | 2021 – 365 New Days | 2021 Cut File | 365 New Days Cut File

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.

First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.

For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…

When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.

I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! 😉

Super Star Sweetness | Kelly Pyron

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!

Happiness is You | Kirei Baldwin

Happy New Year CUT to YOU fans and wishing you all the best for 2021! This is my first share for the year and I am again using the lovely Oak Tree cut file as I love the delicate details and they cut so beautifully. I have to confess I had actually cut these two additional leaves to use when I was planning my second layout in Dec but didn’t end up using them at the time, so when I had the perfect photo to go with them I just had to use them!

I created a mixed media background using some Shimmerz paints that echoed the colours in the spotty patterned paper and those in my photo. I went with the packaging technique and dried it off between colours and then added lots of splatters.

My photo was mounted on five coordinating patterned papers again with distressed edges to add some texture. Then I attached it to the background with foam pads on the top edge only, I keep the photo flat on the bottom edge as that makes it easier to add embellishments around it. I tucked the two cut file leaves under the photo and stuck them down only at the top edges as I like having them lift off the layout slightly rather than be totally flat.

Then I added matching embellishments and some cute Bramble Fox deer and acorn Perspextives.

I finished off with a title and some journaling.

Thanks for stopping by today, do pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop where you will find loads more fab cut files along with the latest releases!

Happy Scrapping!

SEASON OF JOY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration including a new YouTube process video. For this share, I’m still on my Christmas scrapbooking kick and have another festive page to share.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video and if it inspires you in any way be sure to subscribe so you can see more videos just like this one.

Until next time,

HotHouse Flowers|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today, with my first Cut To You layout of 2021! I hope you love this tropical, fun layout as much as me.

I’ve used the Hibiscus cut file from the shop. I cut it 4 times to create layered embellishments for my layout.

I created a mixed media background for my page and paired the cut file with lots of fun, tropical embellishments.

To see all the details of my layout, you can take a peek at my full process video on my You Tube channel and then be sure to head over to the SHOP and get a gorgeous Hibiscus cut file for yourself!

CUT to YOU | You Are My World | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello!! I am so very happy to be here with you for my very first share for CUT to YOU for 2021! Here is the fun and bright page that I created.

Now, this cut file is actually from one of the “Kit to You” kits and is the “You Are My World” kit.

I really, really love this title but as you can see I have gone in a very different direction to what is in the kit which just goes to show how versatile a cut file AND the kits are!

I’ve pulled some goodies from my stash for this page, namely Shimelle “Box of Crayons” and really love the bright and bold colours.

And, of course, I have a process video for you which is linked below.

I’ll leave you too, with a few close ups!

If you haven’t already, you should TOTALLY check out the Kits in the store! I really, really love these cut files and they are only available through the kits. I’ve also used the kit as they were specifically designed when I’ve found myself a little lacking in mojo! If you’re not sure what the kits are all about Gwen has uploaded a video over here with all the info!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to maybe use some supplies a little differently to their original purpose! Happy scrapping and see you soon!

Melinda

#Sk8life | Tamara Buckler

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!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Everyday is an Adventure | Kelly Pyron

Happy New Year Friends! I am so excited to share my first project for 2021! I chose the “Everyday is an Adventure” cut file from the shop, as my title piece for a layout of my precious grandlove, Emery.

I am documenting her first day back to “physical” school, as opposed to “virtual” school in 2020. I thought the title was appropriate because, we never really know whats going to happen from day to day, lately. For instance, it was only a few weeks into the school year that she had to go back to virtual learning.

I used products from several different Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper collections to embellish my page and back my cut-file. I love to use 6X6 Paper Pads for backing cut-files because the scale of the patterns is smaller and works great for smaller areas, (i.e, within a letter)

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by! If you would like to see the layout come together, click the link below. I wish you a very blessed New Year with many happy memories and adventures to document!