Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you today, back on the blog with a fun Easter themed share. Here in Australia, it is Easter Sunday and for my family, that means an Easter Egg Hunt! This photo was taken of my daughter when she was much littler and I just love how it captures the feel of our Easter mornings. Her running around in her pyjamas on the hunt for eggs; so much fun!

For my page, I’ve used the ‘Lily of the Valley‘ cut file. I’ve had this one on my list to use for some time now and I just love how the page turned out and how fitting it is for an Easter themed layout.

To start my page, I began by cutting out two of the cut files in the same size. I then went about backing the flowers in each. I’ve gone with a soft pattern paper from the new Paige Evans ‘Bloom Street’ collection. I’ve then gone ahead and backed the leaves in both of the files with a bold green print from the same collection. I’ve also used this as a border around my page edge for contrast.

Next, as the files are quite large, I wanted to lock in their position and that of the photo. I have backed the photo in a baby pink paper from the collection and then some white card stock from my stash. I’ve overlapped the two files slightly and trimmed off one of the large leaves and then re-positioned that hiding the cut piece underneath my photo.

I’ve popped everything on foam tape and locked into position so it was now time to embellish.

I’ve popped everything on foam tape and locked into position so it was now time to emI have really stuck with the collection on this one, adding in some floral elements and the pretty butterflies. I also found some Epoxy Flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio (Etsy) in my stash that were perfect, so I’ve added those as well.

It was at this point that I thought the layout might be finished, but it was missing something. I felt that it really needed a title. I pulled some ‘Thickers’ from my stash and add in my title ‘Easter Fun’. I wouldn’t normally add a title so late in the design, but I’m so glad I did as it really did round out the page perfectly. I was lucky my photo had some white space for it to fit!

I’ve added in some enamel dots and puffy gold hearts at this point and then called the page complete. I hope this has inspired you to make an Easter inspired page or use our ‘Lily of the Valley’ cut file, it really is a pretty one! As always, whatever you make, please be sure to share it with me on social, I get a real kick out of seeing your projects you can tag me at #cuttoyou @cut_to_you.

Until next time,

Sweet Easter Treats 2019 | Melinda Sweetman

Hello there CUT to YOU family, Melinda here with you today sharing a sweet Easter 2019 layout that I created.

I’ve used 2 Easter cut files from last year and they are Easter Basket Background and Easter Blessings (extra eggs!!) and they are so adorable!!

First up I cut the Easter Basket pretty big using one of the new Legendary by Cocoa Vanilla Studio pattern papers.

After that cut I realised all the bits would be in dark brown wood grain!! This was not the look I wanted so went back into Silhouette Studio to do some cropping and fiddly changes. I did record this process for you so scroll further down for the full process video. But I cut that in smooth white cardstock and overlaid that onto the first cut I did.

I also had my Cameo cut the backing pieces for the basket, the bow and the eggs in the basket which you can also see in my video! Though it was fiddly and somewhat time consuming it was so easy to just add glue and stick rather than trace, cut, stick, trim!

I had done the bulk of my design work in Silhouette Studio so I knew where my main elements were going. I chose this gorgeous CVS pattern paper “Radiant” from the More Than Words collection for my background as I loved the pastel rainbow stripes and my basket looked so good on it! I’ve used all CVS papers to back my cut files too – from a bunch of different collections. In fact, there are 4 different collections here and I love how well they all work together!

Because most of the design work was done I was able to stick down all my pieces pretty much straight away and get onto the last bits of putting this page together. I started with my title which I used some yellow thickers for and some pink puffy alpahs. The thickers were a bit too bright so I smudged some white gesso over the top to bring the colour back down a little.

Using a punch from my stash in an egg shape I created 2 smaller clusters to compliment what I already had on the page. And I topped those little clusters with a little bunny shape punched from more pattern paper.

Finally to finish off my page I added in my journalling in grey pen, some puffy heart stickers and some white splatters. You can see my whole process in the video below and I do hope you enjoy!

I really love how this page came out, it’s not often I will say “better than I envisioned” but I will with this one! I love these 2 gorgeous cut files, available here and here in the store, and the soft Easter/Spring (though Easter is Autumn here in AU lol) feel to the page!

Until next time, happy scrapping and I hope that this weekend, even if you are in isolation and had to change plans, you are with those you love the most, enjoying time together and that the Easter Bunny visits you this Sunday!!


Easter Blessings | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello there, Piroska is here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. April is here (can’t believe it!) and Easter is coming. In Hungary there are many fun Easter traditions: on Easter Sunday the parents hide some chocolate eggs, bunnies in the courtyard in the grass (or in the flat), and say, the Easter Bunny has brought them. On Easter Monday the boys come to sprinkle the girls with perfume or water. My father used to wake me up with a glas of water on this day! 😛 The sprinkling is essential for not fading like a flower, they say. The girls, in return, give them hand-painted eggs and treat them well with home made cakes and some drink. (it can have negative effects next day 😛 )

I chose a photo of my daughter looking for some sweets hidden in the grass by the Easter bunny. For this layout I paired the Easter Blessings cut file with the Trio Flower Add On Cluster cut file.

I used the Happiness collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for my whole layout.

First I cut the Easter Blessings cut file from smooth white cardstock, then started backing them with several patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad. I cut 2 of the flowers from the Trio Flower Add On Cluster cut file, I used different patterned papers as I was not sure.

First I wanted to use a softer background, but didn’t like it, so changed it to this darker one.

I arranged everything to create a line design.

I added the cut flowers and the fussy-cut butterflies, and was ready.

I hope you liked my inspiration and make similar layouts with your old or new Easter photos! Do show it in the CUT to YOU Facebook group if you do! And now, have a look at the Spring & Easter section in the shop 😉