I am absolutely delighted to be sharing my latest project with you today. I used the absolutely stunning Vintage Peony Cut File to create my layout. But for something really different, I turned this gorgeous cut file into a stitching template and hand stitched the most beautiful floral background for my page.
You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:
And here are a few more close-up images.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project and I hope you have a wonderful day!
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!
Hello beautiful friends! I hope you are all well and happy this Christmas Eve.
I am so happy to be with you today to share my final project for this month, and this year. Once again I’ve been delving into my stash of Christmas supplies to document some of my memories from past years.
For this project I used the Poinsettia Wreath Cut File. Although this cut file comes with two halves of a wreath, I decided to use just the bottom half.
I really wanted to play with some watercolour techniques for this layout and honestly, I just had so much fun with it. I created a base for my backed cut file using three different coloured inks which I watered down and very roughly sploshed around where I knew the cut file would sit.
And to fill in the top half of the wreath I had so much fun creating some painted watercolour foliage. This was such a simple but effective technique and I am so in love with the finished product.
I kept the remainder of my layout fairly simple. I chose three coordinating alphabet stickers for my title. I added some watercolour splatters around the wreath and used some of the gold foil stars that came with the alphabet stickers I used.
To finish the layout I tucked some additional bits of foliage that I die cut from coordinating patterned papers in and around my wreath cut file. And of course added a sprinkling of Nuvo drops for that sweet little finishing touch.
If you’d like to see how I created this layout in more detail I would love for you to take a look at my process video which is linked below.
Thank you so much for joining me today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Seasons Greetings CUT to YOU fans! Christmas is almost here and my layout takes me back a few years to our annual Boxing Day walk from my in-law’s house to a local countryside pub. We all have a drink, typically I have a glass of warm mulled wine and we sit by the fire and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
So for this layout I used the lovely Oak Tree cut file, it is really delicate and cut beautifully from some of the Crate Paper Marigold patterned papers.
I added some torn layers to the top of my layout and then created a large photo and embellishment cluster. I firstly mounted my photo and then layered it up with some of the larger ephemera pieces. I tucked in some of the matching embellishments and added a few cute acorn Perspextives from Bramble Fox as they went perfectly with the cut file!
I tucked the two oak tree cut files under the bottom of the photo cluster and only stuck them down in the centre as I still wanted them to lift off the layout to add some dimension.
I finished off with a title from my stash that I stuck onto a piece of coordinating paper as that helped it pop more from the patterned background.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and I will be back in the new Year with another layout. Don’t forget to stop by the CUT to YOU shop to see all the fab Christmas themed cut files!
Hello beautiful friends! I am happy to be back to share another project with you today. I wanted to create a quick, sweet and simple layout to get my creative juices flowing again after a bit of a crafty hiatus.
I had taken some gorgeous photos of my kids playing out the front a couple of months ago and was inspired to scrap one of them. The Rose Bud Background cut file stood out to me for its sweet simplicity. I cut it from glitter cardstock just to add a bit of sparkle to the layout.
After backing the cut file I added a little bit of water colour and splatters to my white background, once again keeping it pretty simple. I backed my photo with a few off-centre layers using coordinating patterned papers and distressing the edges for some extra texture.
I decided not to add any additional journalling to this page, but did include the date stamped on a label tucked in between the layers behind my photo. I used two complimentary alphas to create my title.
I also wanted to keep the embellishments quite simple and maintain focus on the photo. The collection I used had lots of florals which I fussy cut out and used to create small clusters at the top left and bottom right of my photo.
And of course as usual I finished off with a scattering of Nuvo drops to finish off my little clusters. If you want to see this layout come together in more detail I would love for you check out my process video.
Thank you so much and I hope you have a great day!
Hello! Today my layout feaures the stunning new Fall Flowers cut file. It’s a delicate cut file, but it cuts like a dream!
To keep with the delicate feel of this cut file, I decided to keep a light and airy feel to it ny adding some vellum to the larger leaves and keeping the smaller ones open. I also pulled the color for the focal flower from my photo.
I adorned the cut file with some fussy cut flowers and acrylic pieces to add some whimsy.
Adding a simple title and a few more fussy cut flowers around the photo completes this layout.
Hi again CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout share for the month with the lovely ‘Floral Edge Set’ cut file that can be found in the shop here. It was perfect to go with the photos documenting our walks at lunchtime while my husband and I have both been working from home.
I cut the cut file twice in white cardstock and made sure it was wide enough to fit across the layout as I wanted to use it as a border along the top and bottom edge of my photos. I paired it with the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection as the colours matched my photos really well and there was some cute ephemera that was perfect to help document my story.
I backed the cut file with some of the plainer colours from the patterned papers. This time I didn’t use foam pads to raise the backing as I wanted the edge of them to sit under my photos.
I picked the lovely ochre patterned paper to use as my background as that really made the cut file pop. I trimmed it down and distressed the edges and then stuck onto a white cardstock frame.
I added the two floral edge cut files using some foam pads to raise the outer edges to add some dimension. I then added my four photos that were mounted on some of the coordinating papers. I added one of the cut apart cards as I thought the words were perfect to use as my title ‘See The Magic All Around You’.
Then I added some of the lovely matching ephemera along the top and bottom of the title card. I couldn’t resist adding some of those pretty layered butterflies!
At the top and bottom of the layout I tore a piece of the patterned paper and folded it back and added a few cross stitches to hold it in place. This just helped to add some balance to the central element of the layout. And finally I just added some journaling and I was done!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over and see the latest October releases as well as all the other lovely cut files in the CUT to YOU shop…. and if you want to receive a free cut file each month then just sign up here to receive the monthly newsletter!
Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back today with some more Scrappy inspiration for you including a new YouTube process video. I’ve used My Minds Eye ‘Splendor’ papers and embellishments as well as some goodies from my stash! The cut file I’ve featured is the ‘Floral Tags‘ which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page.
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 that it inspires you to get creative! xo
Sometimes you just need a little floral beauty and creativity to brighten up your day! This was one of those days. The Simply Flora cut file made me happy just looking at it! I imagined bright and cheery blooms and colorful patterned paper … and my mood was instantly brightened and inspiration struck! I knew the perfect photo to go along with the cut-file and a layout idea was born! 🙂
I cut the file on textured white cardstock and then used bright and cheery colors and patterns to back the cut-file. As I was going through my stash, I came across this whimsical hedgehog and bird element and knew they had to make it on this layout. I mean.. just look at all that cuteness! ❤
I used clear gesso on my backgroud and added some watercolor splashes and gold mist droplets under the cut-file for another layer of happy color and loveliness.
I layered more floral stickers, gold leaves, and hearts for more dimension and interest. (You can never have enough layers, can you?)
And taaa-daaa! A completed layout of my darling grand-love that makes me so happy and creatively satisfied! If you are in need of a mood lift, go check out all the lovely floral cut-files in the shop… it won’t take long before you feel inspired and perhaps a bit happier! ❤