YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Super excited to be joining you today with the very first share as part of our Birthday YouTube HOP! I’m kicking everything off with this page I’ve created of Miss C from a few years back. I’ve used Carta Bella Flora No. 3 papers and embellishments and our ‘Rosey Posey‘ cut file which I have cut out three times and layered to create a floral cluster and background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I also mention in the video our sweet discount happening this month for 20% off everything in the store. Use code CTYCELEBRATE2 at checkout, this is for digitals and custom cuts so go for it creative friends! Code expires 31st July 2020 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

I hope you enjoy the video, be sure to subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment!

Drama Teen | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY friends,

I’m back on deck today to share another layout with you featuring one of our fab Cut Files and the Super Cool collection from PinkFresh Studios. I cant get enough of this collection, and I love how we have so many teen appropriate Cut Files to pair it back with.

For this layout, I have used the Chit Chat Cut File which was released a little while ago now. I selected only the speech bubble portion of the file in my Silhoette Cameo software, and then enlarged it so that it would fill almost from the top to the bottom of a 12×12 layout.

I have cut the File using black card stock and then backed it with a piece of patterned paper from the Super Cool collection. To add more interest and to draw attention to the Cut File I did two things – I outlined each of the speech bubbles with white gel pen and then popped each bubble up on foam tape.

I adhered the Cut File to some Kraft card stock on a slight angle, and then started to layer my photos and embellishments overlapping the Cut File.

I love how the embellishments really tie in with the vibe of the Cut File – particularly because I have cut it in black.

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you keep an eye on things over at CUT to YOU HQ – July is going to be HUGE!!!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Crazy Cousins | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY peeps!!

I hope this finds you well, no matter where you are in the world! Today I’m here to share with you a layout I created using the ‘Crazy Cousin Crew’ Cut File.

I manipulated the file quite a bit before I cut it out from white card stock. I erased the word ‘crew’ from the bottom of the file, and duplicated the ‘S’ to add to the end is ‘cousin’. Altering the title like this allowed me to tailor it to my photos whilst still keeping the awesome style of the Cut File.

I used the Pinkfresh Super Cool collection to back each of the letters individually, trying to space out the colours and patterns in the letters. This isn’t something I’m always good at, it takes some forethought and I’m a change ahead kind of girl when I’m designing, but I love how this turned out.

I popped some foam tape behind each of the letters in the title. I love how this raises the title up off the page, and in this instance, allowed me to tuck my photos and embellishments around and under the Cut File.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope my layout inspires you to get creative! We have a big month coming up for July with LOTS of INSPO coming you’re way, so make sure you are with us over at CUT to YOU HQ!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Love This Moment | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today. Melinda here with you today sharing another scrapbook layout I created using 2 cut files!

The first file I used is clearly very obvious, this gorgeous title “Love this Moment” which I have cut on smooth white card stock.

The second cut file, which is a little less obvious, is the fun “Book Stack Background” cut file which is part of my back ground design. To get this one onto my page I have used my foil quill in my Silhouette Cameo with some pink foil and oh boy, I love this so, so much!

With my main element already on my background I got straight into the messy stuff!! I have added lots of blues using mostly Distress Oxide Ink pads and the packaging technique. My white back ground has not had any treatment at all. With the design in the back ground being foiled it didn’t smudge or get covered over when I added all of the colour which is one of the reasons I chose to foil it!

My title was going to be pretty prominent on my page so wanted to make a feature of this also. This took a bit more effort and quiet a few coats of paint, water colours and gesso but I got there in the end lol I was trying to make as close a match to the flowers in the back ground of my photo as I could! Happy in the end!

I backed the word “this” and the hearts in the cut file with an ombre blue paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection. The hearts looked super dark so I added some white gesso and then some darker blue paint to add sparkle and some difference in colour.

Upon going through my stash after my cut file was done I chose to work with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection. I used some paper scraps for layers behind my photo, some ephemera pieces and a few stickers.

I’ve also tucked in 3 fussy cut butterflies around my page – one big one to the left of my title and then 2 smaller ones. These were added to both above and below the photo.

With my page almost complete I felt like it needed something around the edges but I wanted to do something different. I ended up tearing a small section into each side of the card stock background and then mounted my whole page onto another pattern paper from the same CVS collection. Finishing off by adding in a few staples to the torn and rolled sections of card stock.

My final touch was my journalling which I have added in grey pen right to the book below my title so it’s “in” the book! A very subtle detail but I think it’s a bit fun 😉 And, I have a process video for you below, just hit play and I hope you enjoy!

I really, really love how this page came together. That cut file foiled in the back ground is so so fun and something a little different! You could use this effect with SO many of the cut files available in the store! My first stop to explore will be the “Backgrounds” section – how fun!!

I hope you enjoyed my share today and it has sparked some creativity for you! Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Melinda

Good Vibes, Good Times | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Today I brought you a layout I made for the CSI challenge Nr. 323. I was inspired by the carousel theme, and used the Carousel collection of Maggie Holmes.

Last summer we visited the amusement park in Budapest. Unfortunately the old park has been closed, but a few of the older machines are still there as a part of the zoo. The Schäftner carousel is also very old, it has been built in 1908. It is gorgeous, with all those old figures and gold accents. I had to sit on it and make a photo ;-P

For this layout I used the Good Vibes Good Times cut file.

I cut it from smooth white cardstock and backed only one part of them with patterned paper, because the background paper (Prize / Carousel, Maggie Holmes) I chose, had a great pattern: the yellow triangle is like an arrow pointing at my photo, so I didn’t want to cover that effect.

I fussy cut some B&W flowers of the Belle paper of the same collection as we are also wearing black (dark blue) and white clothes on the photo. I matted the photo with patterned papers, one of them has gold foil to reflect on the carousel.

I added some die cuts and chipboard pieces to the layout to reflect on the theme more. Finally I added some gold stars from the ephemera pack of the collection.

I hope you are also going to play along at CSI. YOu can find all the details on their blog or Facebook group. And don’t forget to grab some new cut files at the CUT to YOU shop! 😉

Sweet | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with a layout using one of the older cut files called ‘Squiggle’ which is available here in the CTY shop. I love the randomness of this design and decided to cut it into two pieces to create a diagonal effect across the layout. I’m going for a ‘white on white’ effect to give the layout a subtle background but by still adding texture. Have a look at Gwen’s blog post on ’30 Ways to use Cut Files on your Scrapbook Layouts’ as ‘white on white’ features at #6, and if you are looking for new idea’s there are loads more!

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020_withfooter

CTYSquiggles (1)

I stuck the cut file down directly to the white cardstock but only used glue in some areas as I didn’t want it to be totally flat.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020d

I snipped off one of the squiggles and added it on it’s own to fill the gap I had.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020c

I layered my photo onto a few pieces of patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘More than Words’ and ‘Love Always’ (not that I’m hoarding them at all!) and lightly distressed the edges. Then I added it to the layout using foam pads to give dimension.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020f

I then used some coordinating ephemera, enamel hearts, wood veneers, vellum ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish around the photo. I clustered them together by colour… yellow and pink.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020b

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_Sweet_layoutB_April2020a

There are lot’s more fab cut file designs in the CUT to YOU shop along with some new June releases which are equally great… it’s hard to decide which one to use next! If you don’t already subscribe then pop over here and sign up as you get a free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Beach Babies | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I live in the Northern Hemisphere which means summer is just starting and I am currently loving creating summer layouts! Today’s summery layout features the brand new Interlocking Hexagons cut file.

How cute are these sunny faces! perfect for these beachy products! I chose to keep my cut file in white and I backed it with multiple patterns of beachy paper. I then fussy cut some gorgeous foiled shells and popped them up in the hexagons. I love how the hexagons frame the shells!

Next, I added some foam adhesive to my photo to give it some prominance. I created two embellishment clusters around my photo. A sparkly title was the perfect finishing touch!

As always, I have a process video if you would like to see all the little details and more of my thoughts on this project. And be sure to head over to the Cut To You shop HERE and take a peek at all the gorgeous cut files, you are sure to find something you will love!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

The Best | Melinda Sweetman

Hey everyone and a big welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today. Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation!

Can you see that I have used 2 of the brand new June 2020 cut files? And, coincidentally, 2 of which seemed to customer faves in the HQ FB group! Here is the first one, “Chevron Bouquet” and as soon as I saw this I KNEW I had to create with it!

And the other is the gorgeous Two Cute Tassels! Oh my, these are just the sweetest. FYI, if you choose to cut them small, they are fiddly, but oh so worth it!

I have cut both of these on smooth white card stock. Since I received lots of feedback to show me actually USING some of my Elle’s Studio kit goodies, that’s precisely what I have used to back both of these files!

My very first thought when I saw this Chevron Bouquet cut file was to back only the florals and I just love, love, love how it came together! Using the colours I had backed the florals with I chose to create one blue and one pink tassel, adding in a couple of small pops of the darker colours (the darker blue and red) to create a more realistic look of shadows.

I added some mixed media to my white background card stock using a variety of different green mists and paints. I tried to keep most of that behind where the florals and my photo were going to be situated.

For a fun way to add the tassels I decided to slide one onto one of the straight edges of the chevron lines so it is “hanging” (how cute really!!) and then layer the other slightly over the first and slightly over my photo too.

As a final touch to highlight that gorgeous chevron design I added some gold stitching using my sewing machine.

I created 3 embellishment clusters around my photo, added my title and a couple of lines of journalling to the right hand side in grey pen.

At this stage I thought I was done but not convinced. Don’t you hate that, when just don’t know what to do next?! After some thinking I decided to trim down my white card stock to the edge of the Chevron Bouquet cut file and adhere that to a woodgrain pattern paper.

I didn’t cut into the top chevron design but decided instead to rip a section out of the middle and roll/fold the paper back on itself for some interest. I do have a process video for you (it’s a bit longer than normal so make sure you grab a cuppa 😉 ), just click on the play button below!

So, that’s my share for today and I hope I have inspired you to create with these gorgeous new cut files!! If you have not yet seen the beautiful new releases you can see that over here on the website!

I hope you have fabulous day today and that you manage to sneak in some scrappy time! Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

Be Happy, Dream Big | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing my latest layout featuring the Leaf Edge Cut File from one of our recent releases.

I have actually used this Cut File twice – however I made it in to one cut. In the Silhouette software, I duplicated the Leaf Edge Cut File, and flipped one vertically. I then lined these up side by side, and merged the Cut Files in the centre.

I backed the Cut File in green patterned paper, and then popped each leaf up on foam tape.

I wanted to tuck the bottom edge of the file underneath the edge of the patterned paper, and I accomplished this by actually raising up the patterned paper as well.

I’m super happy with the way this page turned out. I actually can’t wait to use this file again, I have more ideas!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you have joined us over at Cut to You HQ for all the latest updates.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

You’ll Be Loved Forever and Always

Hi there everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. I’m back today with a layout using one of the new release cutfiles!

Here is the ‘Frame Trio’ cutfile that I used which you can find in the shop here.
I knew I wanted to use only one of the frames for a photo and the other two for embellishments. I decided to use Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely and to use something other than white cardstock for the background!

I cut the cutfile from whitecardstock then used some of the yellow, cream and turquoise papers (mainly scraps) to back the flowers and then mounted them on foam to add some dimension. I added the photo of my son and husband in the central frame and adhered it to the page.

I then found some similarly coloured embellishments to fill the other two frames and some of the beautiful acetate flowers to tuck in all around the edges of the cutfile.

I added puffy alphas above and below the cutfile to extend the title and then placed lots of lovely sequins dotted around the page.
For added texture, I bundled up a little white thread and tucked it in at various points.
To balance the page, I added some colourful tags to the bottom right corner along with some machine stitching, a couple more pieces of ephemera and a few more sequins!
I love the variety of colour on the page! I hope you like it to and it inpires you to try colours that you maybe wouldn’t normally!

Remember to check out all the new releases in the shop and I’ll see you soon!

Until next time,

Happy creating,

Marie xo