FUN IN THE SUN | FLORAL AMPERSAND | KAREN JARMAN

Hey and hello CUT to YOU family, Karen here with you and I am so excited to join this amazing team this month. I would like to give Gwen a huge THANK YOU for inviting me to part of your world here at Cut To You. I have been such a fan and still pinch myself that I am here.

Did you know that Cut To You sponsors the CSI challenge every month? I am going to work on solving cases each and every month. I hope you will play along with me!

So onto my (gulp!) first creation for Cut To You using the gorgeous Floral Ampersand file which you can find here in the shop

I was completely inspired by the tropical feel in CSI CASE File No.363. You can get more details on the evidence you need here .

I kicked things off by backing the flowers and leaves with patterned paper and left the main component clear from backing and created a mixed media background that would peak through the cut file.

You can see how I created this one here –

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you can join in on the fun challenges at CSI this month, make sure you share and tag #CuttoYou! we love to see your creations.

Traveler’s Notebook Process|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing my newest project featuring the Dragon Fly cut file!

I have been documenting some of our summer adventues in mini books I made including this one, all about our day at the local botanical gardens. I love to incorporate oversized cut files into my mini books! They are so striking used that way! I added beautiful ink blended wings, and backed the body with black cardstock. I added some clear glossy Nuvo drops as an accent.

I create a stamped background for my dragonfly and embellished with a few fussy cut floral elements to keep the design elegant and simple.

I love this fun,saturated, summery colors and that dragonfly is so striking!

Be sure to head over to the SHOP and check out all the summery cut files! For all the details, you can take a peek at my process video-

Have A Lovely Day!

Good Times | Daisy Bough Cutfile | Simple Stories “Sunkissed”

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and bright layout that is also a scraplift of a gorgeous layout by our fearless leader, Gwen. I went after her signature style of a white background, bright pops of color and stitching around the border. I love that this Daisy Bough cutfile has a curve to nestle your photo right into.

You can see that I chose not to fully tack down the cutfile as I do so love the bit of dimension that you get from the shadow. I chose to use a black and white photo so that the Simple Stories “Sunkissed” collection would pop right off the page.

And here is the gorgeous layout that Gwen created:

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

Fun+Sun|Sara Scraps

Good Morning! Sara with you today! This week I’m scraplifting our amazing owner-Gwen! I used the brand new awesome cut file Fun+Sun in the SHOP.

I kept this layout simple- just backed the cut file with some of my favorite patterned paper and popped it up with some foam tape.

I took my time and enjoyed my products, creating clusters around the cut file to document my son, who is growing up WAY too fast!

You can see all the details of my layout as well as the layout I scraplifted in my You Tube video!

Have A Lovely Day!

Magic | Spring Floral Banners | Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am SO excited to be sharing a scraplift of one of the boss lady – Gwen’s gorgeous layouts as part of the 3rd birthday celebrations this month! Happy birthday CUT to YOU! The layout directly below is my interpretation of Gwen’s gorgeous layout!

The Spring Floral Banners cut file is the cut file design we both used on our pages!

This is Gwen’s gorgeous layout that inspired me featuring the Spring Floral Banners cut file, you can see that I was inspired by the cut file and how Gwen added 2 photos on her page.

I cut the cut file design from white cardstock as I mostly do and then went ahead and backed all the florals and banner sections with different patterned papers from the Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection. Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to my chosen background paper with craft foam to pop it up off the page and create some dimension and shadows. I then trimmed down this background paper so that I could add a border paper. I only had one sheet of the outside border paper left and as I wanted to add this to one of the banners, I improvised and gutted the middle of the paper, no one would ever know! I love all the gorgeous colours that are in the cut file.

I then placed my 2 photos similar to how Gwen had placed her photos. My youngest niece turned 4 a few weeks ago and she is a crazy horse and unicorn fan!! My sister got her a horse ride for her birthday and she was OVER the MOON!!! She absolutely LOVED it! The photos show you just how much she loved it! I found the unicorn chipboard piece and added it to the photo on the right to make it look like Olivia was riding the unicorn instead of the horse! Super cute right?!

I added my title ‘Magic’ in a similar place to Gwen, as I only had one word instead of 2 like Gwen, I made it work. I added embellishments like chipboard, ephemera, clear stickers and phrase stickers to help enhance the cut file design, to help tell the story and to also balance the entire page. You will notice that I have created some visual triangles with colours on the layout, this definitely helps to make a layout pleasing to look at. I stamped the date stamp on a journalling sticker and called my layout finished. I LOVE how it turned out. Thank you so much Gwen for the gorgeous inspiration layout and for the push to scrap lift one of your beautiful pages!

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you liked how I scrap lifted Gwen’s layout as much as I enjoyed creating it? Make sure to check out the AMAZING cut file designs in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy birthday CUT to YOU and happy creating!

Loving The Everyday | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a soft, pretty, girly layout featuring the gorgeous Loving the Everyday title cut file.

I cut the design out from white cardstock and then backed the open spaces in the words with different patterned papers. Once the spaces were backed, I added craft foam underneath the cut file. I then adhered the cut file to another sheet of white cardstock. I love how you can see some shadows created by doing this. I added the gorgeous photo of my youngest niece on the right of the title and also tucked in some fussy cut black and white flowers. I had to cover up the heart in the cut file as this is where I placed my photo however I overcame losing the heart by placing a large fabric heart from Charm’s Creations in its place.

On the left of the cut file, I tucked in and adhered some more black and white fussy cut florals. Above the cut file, I added the ‘Happy’ die-cut, the colours in this pieces matched perfectly with the colours I used to back the cut file. Some embellishments that I add to my pages simply might not go with the story I am telling on my layout however if the colour is right, then it usually makes it on to the page! A perfect example of this is the trumpet sticker….as its a pretty, soft aqua colour and the shape and size were right, I added it on top of the Everyday part of the cut file title. I love the addition of this and like I said it has nothing to do with the layout, I just wanted to add it anyway!

At the bottom of the cut file, I have added some of the small, scalloped tear off papers from the Crate Paper Carousel collection and adhered these overlapping each other, I also lifted up the ends to create some more interest on my page. On top of the fabric Charm’s Creation heart, I added some phrase stickers and on top of the cut file I added 2 puffy heart stickers and a clear word sticker. On top of the scallops I also added an aqua die-cut and a puffy word sticker here too. Lastly I trimmed down the white cardstock and adhered it to one of the soft pink patterned papers, I then machine stitched a border around the entire layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and that you were inspired in some way! Make sure you check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut files for your projects!

Happy creating!

I Heart You | Kelly Pyron

I had some adorable photos of my grand baby and knew the I Heart You cut file was the perfect title to go with my photos.

I cut the title on white textured cardstock and backed it with some solid cardstock in two shades of coral. I popped it up on foam adhesive and paired it with this color blocked background paper from Felicity Jane.

I grabbed some embellishments that have been sitting in my stash for a long time and challenged myself to get them used up. Vellum embellishments always seem to be a struggle for me to use, but I was determined to find a way to get them on this page! So, I just did what I love to do. I layered them! I used them as a base and added lots of other elements on and around them to create embellishment clusters.

And ta-da! I was able to use up almost all of the vellum embellishments and am really pleased with the outcome!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and checking out my project! I hope you are able to find some time to scrap this week. Be sure to stop by the Cut to You shop and browse through all the new goodies. You are bound to find something to spark inspiration!

Love This Story|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a new layout. I used two cut files for my project today- This Story and the Rose Builder cut file. These two files are a perfect match for each other and together they create a beautiful coordinated page.

I cut the files in kraft cardstock to go with my heritage photos. And then I colored the centers and the edges of the leaves with some ink for an added extra detail.

I backed the cut file title and then used the Rose builder file as a base for my embellishment clusters. I love how the cut files coordinate and accent my photo and story.

You can see all the details of the layout and the process on my You Tube channel today!

Have A Lovely Day!

Wonders | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! What could be better than your daughter bringing you flowers? Absolutely nothing! Well maybe creating a layout with the beautiful Rose Builder cutfile!

I started off by using a gorgeous background by Paige Evans. I lightly matted the photos of the bouquets and then started layering up these gorgeous roses. I used a combination of Shimmerz Paints products to enhance the cutfile and really play into the gorgeous colors in the photos. Once my roses were dry, I backed them with a bit of vellum that I had on hand.

I had the best time creating this layout! I do so hope that you are inspired to layer up this gorgeous cutfile and have some fun scrappy time of your own!

Please feel free to check out my process video here:

You Make Me Smile|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to show off one of the beautiful floral cut files in the shop!

For my project this week, I started by cutting the Vintage Peony Cut File. This file is a Kit to You file, so it comes with layout ideas and directions …but…when you have finished your kit instuctions, you still have this gorgeous cut file to use again and again! I cut my cut file quite large to make it a striking focus on my page. I backed it with lots of colors and popped it up on foam tape.

I printed my photo in sepia to help it stand off the background and still be the focal point of my layout.

I love how versatile this cut file is for so many uses! You get directions and the ability to make a gorgeous layout in the kit and then you have the cut file to use over and over agin in many different ways!

You can see all the available kits in the shop HERE

And here is my proces video showing how this layout came together!

Have A Lovely Day!