I had cut the file on textured, white cardstock and backed it with some fun patterned papers from Maggie Holmes Wonder and Magical Forest collections. I then added a layer of Diamond Stickles over the cut file to add some sparkle and bling.
I knew I wanted the photo to take center stage and that I wanted a cascading, diagonal design, so I altered the original cut file to fit my design. I snipped the cut-file in half and adhered one half to the top left and the other to the bottom right. I adhered the cut-file flat to the background and popped my photo on foam tape to give it prominence on the page.
I didn’t really need to add much embellishment to the layout to complete it. The different patterns and textures backing the cut-file really stand out on this page, and adding too much more would have been too busy and overwhelming. Therefore, I added the title, a few puffy hearts and the butterflies to finish the design. I love how this turned out and that I was able to use the cut-file to fit my needs. That’s one of my favorite things about using Gwen’s cut-file, they are so versatile!
I have a process video if you would like to see this layout come together. Have a great and creative day!
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! ❤
As soon as I saw this cut file, I just knew I was going to create with it. Isn’t it gorgeous?! It can easily be used together with any scrapbook collection. I cut it from white textured cardstock and I will admit it took some time to back all those intricate leaves and flowers but isn’t the result so pretty? I love the pops of pinks and blues from the colours in the gorgeous Midnight collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Once I had all the flowers and leaves backed, I decided to add vellum to the square section in the centre. I then turned the whole thing over and added craft foam, I wanted to create some shadows and dimension once the cut file was placed onto my chosen background paper. You can see some of the shadows created in the detail photos.
I adhered the photo of my niece toward the right so that the bottom right corner could be tucked into the floral part of the cut file design. There was an item in the photo that I wanted to disguise so by tucking the photo in and adding some more florals in die cut and sticker form, I think it worked a treat!
I decided to split my title up to have the first word at the top and the rest at the bottom. This is a good way to draw your eye around the entire page. I kept the embellishing fairly minimal as I wanted the photo and the cut file to shine. In the centres of a few of the flowers, I did add some butterfly stickers, I love how it looks like they just happened to land there. A few heart die cuts, heart stickers and some phrase stickers finished off the page.
Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! Make sure you check out the amazing cut files in the CUT to YOU store. There is something for everyone! I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout today and that you were inspired in some way.
Hello CTY friends, how gorgeous are this months new releases! I had a difficult time choosing which ones to use. I love the new Spring Floral Edge cut file and had to create wit this first up.
I have used the gorgeous Sweet Story collection by Crate Paper. I wanted this cut file to be the feature of my page especially as I have used a busy background paper. I attached off centre on my background page using white cardstock to cut the file.I then chose my colour combo, choosing a bright floral blue paper for the flowers an a pale pink for the leaves. To add texture to my layout I added machine stitching to the leaves. I added the flower petals with foam tape (except the flower centre) to add dimension and height. I also at this point added splatters of white paint across my page.I next attached my photo which I double matted so it did not get lost against my busy background. I further framed it with embellishments and my title ‘my lovely life’.
Now it was time to get out those pretty embellishments and make some clusters!
I avoided adding floral embellishments as with this cut file you wouldn’t want to over do it with florals. With some of my embellishments I added with foam tape to create more height on my layout.I love how this turned out, modern, whimsical and the spring floral edge cut file is certainly the star of this layout (and the photo of my gorgeous daughter of course!). Make sure you head over to the shop to see all the gorgeous new August releases. Thank you for stopping by today and stay safe and well.
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.
Some floss adds dimension and visual interest to the flowers.
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! 🙂
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.
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.
I then placed the backed cutfiles over the photo and finished off with some bright words and fun accents.
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
The finishing details were some Thickers and butterflies. It keeps this light and whimsical.
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.
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.