Sweet Friends | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m sharing my first layout for August and this time I’m using the lovely Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file as a background piece…. you can find it here in the shop! I thought it was perfect to go with the pretty Maggie Holmes ‘Garden Party’ collection.

I firstly painted the cut file with soft shimmery pink and sparkly green watercolours. Once it was dry I backed the rose and leaves with vellum and the polaroid element with a floral patterned paper. I love the delicate look the vellum gives to the cut file, and still allows the background to peep through.

Then I used the packaging technique to add more of the pink watercolour to an 11″ x 11″ white cardstock background and when that was dry added pink and gold splatters. I stitched that down onto a 12″ x 12″ black and white zig zag patterned paper frame.

I added stick foam pads to the back of the polaroid part of the cut file and stuck it down to the background, before adding my square photo that was mounted onto one of the patterned papers.

There was a fab floral paper that I fussy cut a couple of large pink flowers from and then tucked them under both sides of my photo. They were only stuck down in the centres so that I could curl up the petals for added dimension.

Then I went through the matching embellishments and added house, butterfly, cupcake and bow stickers, puffy floral and heart stickers, gold glitter epoxy hearts and a word banner.

To finish off I added a title using the coordinating word Thickers and alpha stickers and popped some journaling just to the right side of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

Pool Cocktails | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! We have a celebration this month as it’s CUT to YOU’s 3rd birthday! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday! To celebrate each of the Design Team are scraplifting one of Gwen’s past layouts…. I chose one she did back in March 2020 which you can find here, and I followed the design of the layout by using a large cutfile to the left of the photo.

I chose the fun Tropical Punch cut file which can be found here in the shop as it was perfect to go with my photo of a past holiday back in 2019 to St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

I decided to back the cut file using different patterned papers from the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Sunkissed’ collection. The different pieces were all raised on foam pads to add dimension.

Once I placed the cut file on my white cardstock background I realised it needed something more behind it to ground it and help it stand out more. So I added a smooshy teal background using the packaging technique and some lovely shimmery watercolour paints from my stash. Then I finished off with lots of splatters… and once dry, I stitched it using gold thread to a frame of yellow cardstock.

I tucked my photo, which was mounted on one of the patterned papers from the collection in just behind the bottom right flower on the cut file.

I picked out some of the fun coordinating ephemera, clear stickers and gold hearts from and created two embellishment clusters to the bottom left of the cut file and bottom right of my photo. Because I wanted some of the clear stickers to be stuck over some of my photo and the cut file I stuck them onto white cardstock first and then fussy cut around them. This helps them stand out more an allows you to layer them.

Then I finished off with a title using two different Thickers alphas from my stash and of course added some journaling below my photo.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

Sisters, Besties For Life | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun, bright layout to celebrate sisters!

I used two amazing cut files the shop, Loops Of Love and Besties for Life Title Cut File

I backed both cut files with some gorgeous patterns from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Happiness collection.

I kept the embellishments simple so that I didnt take away from the cut files and photo…really let those cut files and the photo shine!

This layout was fun and easy to put together! I let the cut files do most of the work! You can see all the details on my process video –

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So Very Grateful For You | Kirei Baldwin

Hi there CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei back with the first of my layouts for the month and I am using one of the fab new November release cut files called ‘Grateful For You’ that you can find here in the shop. I thought it was perfect to scrap a photo of my husband and me together…

I decided to cut the cut file quite large and pair it with this wreath patterned paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Daydream’ collection which I layered onto another of the patterned papers and then stitched around with gold thread for a bit of extra sparkle!

I backed the cut file with one of the coordinating patterned papers and then attached it to the wreath background with foam pads to create dimension.

Finishing the layout was really quite easy then…. I mounted my photo onto a few pieces of patterned paper and then distressed the edges. I added some of the coordinating ephemera, fussy cut rainbows, flair button, sequins and little paper flowers. I did add in that cute yarn rainbow from the Crate Paper ‘Magical Forest’ collection as it matched perfectly! And I was done!

Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop and see all of the new November releases here…. and if you want to get a FREE cut file each month just sign up here to the CUT to YOU monthly newsletter!

Happy Scrapping!

Life is Short, Eat the Cake | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I am back with a scrumptious new layout, featuring the Life is Short, Eat the Cake cut-file… and CAKE! Two of my favorite things, cut-files and cake! 🙂

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If you are ever lacking in inspiration, stop by the CUT to YOU shop. That is exactly how this layout came to be. I was looking for inspiration and scrolling all the gorgeous designs and came upon the Life is Short, Eat the Cake title. It sparked an idea for a cake photo that I took around Father’s Day. That was all the inspiration I needed and I was off to the scrap table!

I have lots of paper layers, patterns, and textures going on in this layout, so I knew I needed to keep some of the elements simple. So, I kept the title simple with just a basic black outline for a little definition.

I used some stickers and embellishments tucked inside some of the layers to create more interest and dimesion. I just love the look of layers upon layers. It makes my scrappy heart so happy! 🙂

And that is the completed finished project. Isn’t it delicious!? LOL! That cake may have added a couple of pounds to my waist line, but it was totally worth it!

You can see this layout come together here:

Happy Birthday | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! Kirei back with my second layout for the month and I am using another one of this month’s new cut files and it’s the perfect one to go along with CUT to YOU‘s 2nd birthday celebrations this month! The cut file is the ‘Happy Birthday’ title cut file and was just right to use with these photo’s of my husband’s godson’s 11th birthday that was also this month! CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HappyBirthday_layoutB_July2020_withfooterXHappyBirthdayTitle

I cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ title in white cardstock but also used the offset feature in Silhouette to create a solid mat for the title that I then cut out of one of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ patterned papers.

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I wanted to add shaker pockets to some of the letters so to do this I added some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ‘B’, ‘R’ and ‘D’ before using thin strips of sticky backed foam to create a wall round each letter. I then filled each one with some sequins before adding the backing. Now I did actually back each one individually as that was easier than trying to attach the entire title mat on with the loose sequins!

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For my background I distressed an 11″ x 11″ piece of the ‘Legendary’ woodgrain paper and stuck that onto a frame of the ‘Legendary’ star paper. I then added the entire title to the layout using foam pads as I really wanted it to pop from the page.

I layered my photos onto some of the coordinating patterned papers from the collection and stuck them down using foam pads on the the top edge creating a cascading effect above the title.

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To finish off I added some of the matching ephemera, clear stickers, stickers and enamel dots to embellish the layout… and that was me done!

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I was also joining in with one of the two fun challenges to celebrate CUT to YOU’s 2nd birthday this month called ‘Two-Riffic’….

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Anyone can join in, you just need to use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout and add a pic of your layout to the relevant album on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Homemade Happiness | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with my second layout for the month and this time I used two of the fab new May cut files… called ‘Homemade Happiness’ and ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ that are available now in the CUT to YOU shop! Now I don’t bake normally and am not a fancy cook but during lockdown I have been trying out new recipes and decided I needed to bake my husband’s favourite chocolate flapjacks! Nothing fancy but a big deal for me as I just wouldn’t normally do it…. so they had to make it onto a layout and these cut files where just perfect!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HomemadeHappiness_layoutB_May2020v2_withfooter

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I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection as I love the colours but better still there was a cute little bakery shop in the ephemera pack which was perfect to go with the two baking themed cut files!

For my background I picked a pretty yellow gingham patterned paper, then cut a curved strip from the top and bottom of the layout. I distressed the cut edges then backed the top and bottom with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file title.

I cut the ‘Homemade Happiness’ cut file title twice, from one of the patterned papers and from white cardstock as I wanted to combine the two. I filled in the ‘HAPPINESS’ letters with the ones I cut from the white cardstock, this helped it stand out more against my yellow gingham check background. I stuck it down with foam pads as wanted to add some dimension.

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Then I cut the ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ oven glove also from white cardstock and backed it with a pretty floral patterned paper. I attached it straight to the background but only in the centre as I curved the edges of the oven glove for more dimension. Then I added a small wooden enamel button to make it look like the oven glove was hung on it.

 

 

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To finish off I added three small photos that I backed with a coordinating patterned paper, these are stuck down flat on the bottom edge and raised on foam pads at the top edges.

I finished off with some cute ephemera, puffy stickers and enamel dots to the right of my photos, and as a cluster at the bottom of the layout… love the little bakery!

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To see more of the fab new releases don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop  and if you haven’t already then come and join in with the inspiration and chat over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

 

So Berry Sweet | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020_withfooter

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I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.

I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.

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Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…

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I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers.  I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.

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I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.

CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_SoBerrySweet_layoutB_March2020aThanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out all the fab designs over in the CUT to YOU shop! See you next month…

Happy Scrapping!DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

Life’s Short | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone, Kirei here with a new layout featuring one of the fab CUT to YOU March releases! I’ve gone a little fruity and am using two of the new fruit cut files for my shares this month, the first one is the ‘Lemons’ cut file…

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Now I have to confess that this didn’t end up how I planned it… as it was initially going to have a giant shaker for the centre lemon slice! So… what happened? Well I backed the two outer lemons with patterned paper raised on foam pads and when it came to doing the middle one I realised that I had forgotten to back it first with some vellum! Oops…. so then looked to see if I could recover it but decided I was likely to end up ripping some of the cut file so onto plan B!

I wanted to back the centre with the same patterned paper as I had used for the layout frame but it was a little too bold so backed it with vellum first and then the paper and it was perfect! Remember there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities!

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I added my photo to the top left of the layout mounted with lots of layers of matching papers and some tags. Then added some of the ephemera to either side of the photo.

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I added a few fussy cut lemons and some of the ephemera down to the bottom right just to balance the photo cluster in the top left.

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I searched online for an appropriate lemony title and thought this one was perfect to go with my photo of us out and about at an event near to us…. ‘Life’s short, live it with zest!’

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I hope you’re feeling inspired…. why not pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see all the new releases and loads more fab cut files! And don’t forget to join us over on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page… see you later this month for another fruity layout!

Happy scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin