Happy Memories | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! 🙂 It’s been a bit since I’ve had a layout to share with you and I’m excited to show y’all this one.

I used the beautiful July Fern Posey to create this page. I duplicated it and then ran them off the edge.

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I also created this layout based upon the CTY 2nd Birthday celebration mood board.

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I went with a light and darker pink for the major inspiration, along with some black and white accents.

The photo is a throwback from 1978 when I was 8 years old and visiting my grandparents. My Aunt also came to visit, and when I was a young child, she ruled the world, hence the huge smile. 🙂

 

I added some Nuvo Stone drops to the center of each flower to add dimension.

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A few simple acrylic butterflies and an epoxy flair add some movement to the layout.

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Finally the photo is matted several times to pull some more colors and patterns into the mix.

I hope you are joining in all the celebrations this month on the CTY facebook page! There are so many fabulous guest designers sharing gorgeous projects that you don’t want to miss!

See you soon!

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Strike a Pose | Raechelle Bellus

Hello CTY friends! 🙂 I’m sharing a layout that I created using the Frames Background cutfile.

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As you can see, I rotated the cutfile to fit my photo. I wanted to pull in lots of color from the photo to enhance it, and while I used some busy prints, I feel as if they all work well together and the eye still moves to the photo.

I used some paints to color the areas where the cutfile is solid to create some additional contrast.

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Some floss adds dimension and visual interest to the flowers.

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This frame is so much fun! I’ve used several others and have enjoyed creating with them. Be sure to check out all the cool files in the Cut to You store.  See you next month! 🙂

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Happy Place | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I hope June finds you in good spirits! 🙂 The weather is just starting to warm up where I am located which is super exciting for me.

Today I’m sharing a layout created with two cut files- Scallop Banners and the Floral Boquet Set. I selected these two cut files along with the overall color scheme from the design of my granddaughters swimming suit.

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I added small amounts of ink to the background to provide an illusion of water and then laid the scallop strips down randomly. A few stitches here and there add some dimension.

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I then placed the backed cutfiles over the photo and finished off with some bright words and fun accents.

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Doubling up on cut files is super fun and creates an extra exciting layout. I do hope you’ll try and share your work in the Cut to You HQ facebook group. 🙂

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All The Love/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today creating with the beautiful, new Leaf Edge Cut File

I started by cutting the file extra big out of smooth white cardstock. I wanted to use the cut file as the main embellishment on my layout. By sizing it large, and tucking my photo into the leaves,I accomplished my design goal. I decided to pair the cut file and picture with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection, and then I went to work making the cut file my own- my favorite part of the process!

I used Distress Oxide ink and Distress Glaze to give my cut file a smooth, ombre look and then backed each leaf with a different patterned paper. I adhered the leaves straight to the page and then used dimensional foam behind the leaves to pop them up.

I wanted to add some embellishments to my cut file to give it some sparkler/shine, and tiny details. I decided on some clusters of sequins, and then I added die cuts, phrase stickers, and some butterflies to round out my clusters and make the page pop! I love how these details make the cut file a statement piece on the layout while not taking over or overwhelming my photo! I loved using the die cut words in the collection to mix and match until I had the perfect title.

Remember- cut files can be flipped and sized and used anyway you choose, that’s the best part. Allowing your creativity to flow as you create with them! Be sure to take a peek at the store HERE and grab one of these fun cut files to create with!

You can also head over to my You Tube channel for a step by step video showing all the details of how I created my layout!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Sparkle | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Hoping this post finds you healthy and well. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it’s already April. Spring has arrived in my neck of the woods and after quite a snowy Winter, I look forward to being outdoors again and watching new life emerge.

Today I am sharing a layout created with the beautiful Bethany Floral Background cut file. Ive had my eyes on this beauty the first time I saw it and I am finally using it.

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I have to apologise for not taking a photo of the background work in progress – it completely slipped my mind, but I created it using the packaging method along with some paint brush splatters.

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I felt like I needed some more depth so I added some stitching around the inside of the flowers. (I really need to learn to create french knots which would have been another super way to add texture here.)

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The finishing details were some Thickers and butterflies. It keeps this light and whimsical.

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Be sure to check out all the wonderul new releases in the CTY store. Gwen continues to knock it out of the park month after month!

See you again a couple of weeks. 🙂 Stay safe and healthy.

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SO CRAFTY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share. For today’s page, I’m working with one of the exclusive cut files from the KIT to YOU scrapbook kits. I wanted to show you a fresh idea with the kit still following along with the design and step x step instructions but also mixing things up a bit to create a fresh new looking page. These really are kits you can use over and over; they are made to help inspire you to use up that stash!

I’ve started the page by backing the cut file, this one is called ‘Mason Jar Bouquet‘. For this, I’ve used the Simple Stories ‘Hey Crafty Girl’ collection. I love the fresh colours in this line and I really liked the ombre stripe paper and thought it was perfect for the Jar part of the cut file. For the floral parts of the file I’ve used a selection of their spotty patterns, and some bright green for the leaves.

Below you can see the details in the cut file design. I made sure to choose a pattern paper that was bright and quite a saturated tone as I didn’t want to lose any of these pretty details. I’ve simply glued the file to the pattern paper and then fussy cut around the edge.

Next, I have mounted my photo in the same pretty orange/pink tone and stitched around the edge. I’ve positioned the cut file and my photo onto my background so it is now time to add in the embellishments.

This collection is for documenting all things crafty and I’ve really run with that. Keeping with the original design of the page from the kit, I’ve created a cluster near the bottom right-hand corner of my photo. To do this, I’ve really just auditioned various elements until I was happy with how it all looked. I decided to add in my title here, it worked really well layered across my photo.

I’ve also added details around the neck of the jar (similar to the kit) and some above my photo. You might notice that the placement of the title is different, I’ve just switched a few elements to suit. It really does give a totally different look to your page with very little changes from the kit instructions.

This page came together super fast with the help of a plan from the kit. As I mentioned, all I really changed up was the colours of the pattern papers and the embellishment types to suit the theme of my page. I’ve switched out a few of the elements and created a fresh new design. You really do not need to re-invent the wheel every time you create a page.

I hope this inspires you to get working with the KIT to YOU kits, and your cut files… they really are so fun to work with.

Until next time,

Love Captured | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today featuring a very special cut file for a very special layout. I chose the Floral Ampersand cut file and made it extra special with vellum and stitching.

I paired my cut file with Cocoa Vanilla’s Unforgettable collection. I thought that the tones in the collection would work so well with this adorable photo of my brother and my niece

I enhanced this already beautiful cut file by backing the flowers with patterned papers. Then I hand stitched using coordinating embroidery thread colors for extra texture and interest. Finally I backed the entire ampersand with vellum for a lovely frosted effect.

If you haven’t gotten it yet, this cut file is a lovely addition. Just by changing colors or patterns, this cut file works for a ton of themes!

You can take a peek at all the details ( and my trick for getting perfect placement in my process video here!

And be sure to take a peek at all the beutiful cut files in the shop!

Have A Lovely Day!

You are my Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

My turn on the blog today to share a page that I was recently challenged to complete over at Cut to You HQ. We had HQ members choose a File for us to use and I was challenged to use the Sunshine Background Cut File.

This page is really special to me, as it focusses on a photo of my beautiful Mum in her youth. I lost my Mum when I was a young girl, and I don’t have a lot of photos of her, so it was really special to document this one.

I started this page by first cutting this file from white card stock and then cut it again from a piece of Pinkfresh patterned paper, using an internal offset to space out the rays inside the Cut File.

I rotated the file so that the rays were coming from the bottom of the page, distressed the inner pieces and then adhered it to a piece of CVS patterned paper.

To embellish the page, I clustered some Die Cuts from both CVS and Pinkfresh around my photo, and created my title using some thickers and puffy stickers from Crate Paper. The final touch was to splatter some gold Heidi Colour Shine gently around the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you join in over at Cut to You HQ so that you can challenge our DT next.

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Be You | Rachel Lowe

Hello Cut to You crafty friends! Today I have a layout featuring the gorgeous new floral cut file Floral Banner 2.

I have used Amy Tangerine Slice of Life collection.

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For the banner part of this cut file I used vellum to paper back it (I created two layers as I wanted to fill with sequins) I added machine stitching around the border of the banner leaving a small section open, then filled with sequins and finished sewing up the last part so my sequins would not escape!

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I then set about paper piecing the flowers choosing to colour ways for the florals, pink and yellow (again I used the Release Compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to cut out the petals) and a darker green for the leaves.

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Once I had finished creating the floral banner I attached it to a 10×10 inch white cardstock piece roughly in the centre. I chose a floral paper for my border paper loving the contrast effect.

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Then for the fun part, embellishing! I added die cuts of fav things in my life, layering for visual interest and flowing them in the same manner of the banner.

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I added die cut words for my title and sub title.

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Lots of florals and lots of embellishments finished off with a little sequin bling! This really is such a gorgeous cut file.

Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you all a wonderful creative week!

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Cool And Crisp/Sara Scraps

Good Morning Lovely Crafters! Sara here with you today sharing a new layout! This layout is very special. It uses both a brand new cut file from Cut To You and the January 15th inspiration from CSI Challenge Blog

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From the Case File I took the Color Inspiration and the book pages…so I created a mixed media background and inked up the cut file, backing it with vellum to give it a soft feel!

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Curious about the cut file? Its one of the new January releases called Floral Edge and you can find it RIGHT HERE

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I love how coloring up this image made it coordinate perfectly with my fall photos!

And I have a process video to share with you showing exactly how I did it!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps