Fabulous Vegas | Jamie Striplin

Hello CUT to YOU friends! Jamie here to share my newest layout! For this project I used the Concentric Hearts Background cut file and cut it out of a rainbow ombre paper. When I laid it over the white card stock, it lacked the punch I was looking for so I took all of the heart centers and distressed them and then popped them back in the middle. I tacked the cut file down slightly and then I stitched through each row with my sewing machine. This gave me the ability to fold them up a little and add a lot of dimension to my page.

After I finished the background, I was struggling a little bit to figure out what photos, paper and embellishments I wanted to use. I settled on these photos of my husband and I from a recent Vegas trip and then I went through my scrap pile and just started pulling things to layer with. I did the same with my embellishments and ended up using a bunch of older product. I don’t know about you, but it always feels so good to use up some of my stash!

After I got all my layers down, I added some hidden journaling on a tag, added a little ink splatter in the corners and finished it off with some silver sequins. You can’t go wrong adding sequins to a Vegas layout!

Thanks so much for looking lovelies! Click here to visit the shop and check out all the swoon worthy cut files!

Xo, Jamie

Best Dad Ever | Circle Star Combo | Nicole Bingaman

Hello! Today I am sharing a one page layout I created using the Best Dad Ever cut file and the Circle Star Combo cut file from the online shop.

I did not have supplies or collections that were specifically themed for a Father’s Day layout, so I had a ton of fun digging though old stash and mixing and matching a lot of different supplies to create a layout to fit my theme and photos.

I used two of the Circle Star Combo files and welded them together to make a larger piece. Then used the knife tool in my software to remove sections that I would be covering with photo blocks (shown in process video). I then cut this out with white textured cardstock and also cut backing pieces with my electronic die cutter as well using a bunch of scraps.

I cut the Best Dad Ever title piece with black textured cardstock so it would stand out more against the fun and colorful circle panel. I used some of the same paper scraps to cut the backing layers for the title pieces as well.

Below my title piece, I attached journaling strips with foam adhesive strips so these would pop as well. From there I really dug into my stash of stickers, die cuts, brads, puffies, and anything else I pulled out that I thought could work.

To learn more about how I designed the layout, my thought process when pulling product and step by step of how I created the die cut pieces in silhouette studio, please watch my process video below and I hope you find it helpful!

Smile | Diamond Heart cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a pretty scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Diamond Heart cut file

I started by choosing a dark pink patterned paper for the cut file to be cut out from. I knew I was going to place this on a plain white cardstock background so the dark pink was perfect for the contrast. I did trim down the white cardstock and matted the entire page onto a colourful background paper. I do like how this helps the cut file and the elements on the page to pop!

Diamond Heart cut file

I adhered my photo and most of the embellishments that frame the photo on the right of the page, I did keep the embellishments small on this layout so that it did not take away from the pretty cut file too much. I added my title to the bottom of the heart, I chose a teal coloured title as I love pink and teal together so much! I also added a few of the pretty hearts around my page too.

At the top of the cut file, you can see I have added a bow, I just love bows and so whenever I get the opportunity to add one, I do! I think it goes so well in the middle of the top of the heart. I also added some chipboard and puffy sticker floral pieces around the perimeter of the diamond heart cut file. Lastly I stamped the date stamp on a small tag and my layout was complete.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Sadly this is my final layout as part of the awesome CUT to YOU design team for a little while. I would love to thank Gwen and all you amazing readers and crafters for all of your amazing support!

Happy creating!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 23

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas! It’s been such a fantastic event and I have lots of ideas ready to use in my own Christmas albums!

As soon as I saw the ‘Jingle Bells‘ cut file from Cut To You, I immediately said “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” and knew that I would use the cut file to document my love for the film, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favourite Christmas film and, whenever I’ve been able, I visit our local theatre for their special Christmas Eve showing. It’s a lovely seasonal tradition and I’ve documented it several times in my albums. So, instead of a layout, I decided to create a Memorydex card – and have a little fun with the cut file and the beautiful Twinkle All The Way collection from Rosie’s Studio. 

I sized the Jingle Bells cut file to around 5 inches across (Memorydex cards need a base of no more than 4 inches, but if you add the main focal to a base, you can make them a little wider) then backed it with patterned papers from the Rosie’s Studio collection, before I added it to a Memorydex base. I then created a little embellishment cluster – which includes a beautiful little angel. Lastly, I typed up the quote, and added it to my Memorydex card like journalling strips. Voila! 

I have a lot of seasonal quotes and lyrics that I would love to document and it’s my intention to create some more Memorydex cards with my favourite Cut To You cut files! Do you think you could use this method to document any of your own favourites? Please visit me on Instagram and let me know!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 13

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s December which means all of the Design Team are having fun using some of the fab Christmas collection cut files that you can find in the store here.

Over here in the UK, the cold weather has settled in and it has started to go dark by 4pm…. winter is coming! So I had to scrap a photo of my husband and I on the one snow day we had last year! Which meant I just had to use the fab Snowflake cut file that you can find here in the store….

I decided to go large and cut the Snowflake cut file big enough to fit across the 12 x 12 background, and once it was cut I painted it with a clear, shimmery paint that adds just the right amount of sparkle! And just to finish it off I stitched through it with silver thread.

Then I picked out this pretty snowflake patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin ‘Warm Wishes’ collection to use as my background, just love the teal colour with all the white snowflakes! To add a bit more sparkle I stitched around the border a few times using silver thread.

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background using sticky foam pads to add dimension.

My photo is mounted on some white tissue paper to add some separation between that and the background. I then stuck it down just to the left of the layout

Now I normally like to use lots of embellishments but when playing around with them decided that actually the layout really didn’t need many at all as it would have just detracted from the the cut file, plus with the patterned paper background it was already pretty busy. So, opted for a couple of chipboard stickers from the ‘Warm Wishes’ collection and then the flair badge and tassel from my stash… easy peasy!

The only extra embellishments I added were the pretty holographic flat backed droplets, and I added these to the Snowflake cut file and to some of the snowflakes on the background paper.

All that was left to do was add my title and some journaling!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 12

Hello! Hello! It’s Clair here and I am thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the 25 Days of Christmas event here at Cut To You! 

The ‘Bauble Trio’ cut file is really versatile and the individual elements are so easy to resize for smaller format layouts, albums or mini books (and I am sure that I’ll use them for other projects) but today I’ve created a 9×12 layout with the cut file as a focal. It’s so sparkly and fun – and I just love how it turned out! 

First, I found this photograph of my little cat, Banbury. Our cats are thrilled every time the Christmas decorations make an appearance and, we captured this photograph of her playing with the baubles on the tree in December 2019. There have definitely been a few cat/ornament incidents, but their joy is so infectious!

I resized the photograph to 3×4 which works well for a 9×12 layout, then I resized each of the bauble elements so that the bows are around 3 inches across. I chose to use a super sparkly glitter card to back some of the ornament details, before I backed the remainder of the ornaments with some of my Felicity Jane stash. Once the cut files were backed and decorated, I added my journalling and some gold splattering to my cardstock, before layering the baubles with my photograph onto the base. Then, I added some extra embellishments from my Felicity Jane stash – thrilled to find a few smaller baubles that work well with the cut files!

I then mounted the Snowflake cut file onto the background uPlease visit me on Instagram and let me know your favourite ornament related Christmas memories!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

Clair

Grateful Heart | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a new layout using this fab Beaded Circle cut file which you can find here in the shop. I wanted to use it as a central focus and then add my clusters to the top and bottom so you can still see the pretty cut file.

I teamed the cut file up with the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘These Days’ collection which was just perfect with my photos and the message I wanted to say.

I coloured the Beaded Circle cut file using Distress Oxides blending them in one to the other. Once I was happy I then painted over it with a super sparkly clear ink which doesn’t show up that well in the photos but it has the prettiest glittery look to it!

I added two small square photos to the top left that I had mounted onto white tissue paper which just added a soft layer between the photo and background.

Then I built up a cluster around the photos using the coordinating ephemera, puffy stickers and gold glitter hearts. I added some matching sequins from my stash to add more sparkle!

Then I created another cluster to the bottom with the matching embellishments and a title using the foam title stickers.

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! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. 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! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Totally | Geo Triangles cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Geo Triangles cut file. The geometric cut files by CUT to YOU are perfect for boy themed pages! I used the Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park with the cut file.

Geo Triangles cut file

I decided to cut the Geo Triangles cut file design out from black cardstock for a change, I also intended on turning the design so that the triangles were vertical. Black cardstock cut files really suit boy pages especially when the cut file is backed with some bright papers! Once the design was cut out, I picked lots of different papers to back the triangles with.

Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to a plain sheet of white cardstock using double sided tape. I often adhere cut files up with craft foam however with the thin lines in this one, I decided to lay it flat. This way it also gives me the option to machine stitch if I wanted to.

I placed the photo of my youngest son slightly on the left of the page to allow for a title in the centre and some embellishments on the left of the photo too. I also didn’t want to cover up too much of the cut file design with the awesome papers backed behind it. I kept most of the embellishing to a minimum adding just a few die-cuts and stickers, some wood veneer stars and a flair button.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy page as much as I enjoyed creating it! I hope you are inspired to grab some awesome cut files like the Geo Triangles one and create some awesome projects!

Happy creating!

Darn It | Sunburst Heart Cutfile | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this ever so sad puppy layout featuring the beautiful Sunburst Heart cutfile. I thought that the Pinkfresh “Keeping It Real” collection was the perfect vibe for this tricky day for Blue.

I just had to do some hand sewing on this cutfile! I used a pale pink for the center of the heart and a nice aqua to back stitch around the entire cutfile. I love how it came together. I thought that the layout needed a bit more punch so I backed the bright yellow patterned paper with a gorgeous floral.

I layered embellishments by the same collection, grabbed some very old alphas and included some flair to bring it all together. I do love this one!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

Artist @ Work | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my first layout for the month and I am using an older cut file called ‘Office Clips’ which can be found here in the shop. I thought the three clipboards would make great shaker pockets as well as being the perfect base for my photos, this way it looks like the photos are clipped to the clipboards.

I decided that the fab Vicki Boutin ‘Colour Study’ collection was perfect for this layout as my photos feature my husband’s godson Oscar painting his ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ figures and the collection has a real arty, crafty feel to it!

Firstly I cut the three ‘Office Clips’ cut files from white cardstock making sure they were big enough so there was enough room to see the shaker elements once the photo was attached to each one. Then I backed each of the clipboard sections on each cut file with some clear acetate before backing the clips with a dark patterned paper to mimic those black bulldog clips that you get from the office. I cut the backing for the clipboards from a striped paper and a lime green grid design paper. Then I added foam pads to the back of each clipboard section to create a wall so that the shaker elements won’t fall out. I filled the first shaker with tiny star sequins and stuck one of the striped papers to the back.

I filled the second one with larger rubber stars and tiny star sequins and backed it with the lime green grid design paper

For the final one I stuck tiny black word stickers and puffy stars all over the backing to look like they were shaker pieces and then added the final piece of striped paper to the back…. shaker pockets complete!

I cut a piece of the spotty patterned paper to 11 1/2″ square, distressed the edges and then stuck it to a frame of the lime green grid design patterned paper (after gutting the middle from it). I added wavy, random lines of black stitching all around the edges.

I stuck each of the ‘Office Clips’ cut files down but left room for me to be able to tuck ephemera under the edges if I wanted to. I mounted my small photos onto different patterned papers and added black stitching around the edge of each one. Then I added one photo to each of the clipboard shakers.

Then I pulled out the coordinating embellishments (stickers, ephemera, puffy stickers) and added those around each photo and a couple of larger ephemera pieces were tucked under the first two clipboards.

I added my title ‘Artist @ Work’ using the matching ‘Color Study’ alpha (the @ was from another alpha in my stash). I decided I needed to add something else under the title so picked out a few more ephemera pieces which worked to direct the eye to the right side of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by, hope it has inspired you to try making a shaker pocket with one of the cut files next time! Do pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file release and if you haven’t already 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!