Shine|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.

I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.

I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.

I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.

I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.

As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.

Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Love You|Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout for the month using a fab background cut file called Herringbone which you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop.

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Now when I cut this design I didn’t plan to use it as a diamond background, it just happened by accident and when I saw it I loved how it looked so it went from there!

I backed each herringbone row with a different patterned paper from the Pink Paislee ‘5th & Monaco’ collection. For my background I trimmed some white cardstock to 11″ x 11″, distressed the edges and mounted it onto a bright coloured patterned paper frame. Then I stuck down my backed cut file using foam tape to add dimension.

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I added my photo which had been mounted onto some coordinating patterned paper and layered it up with some tags and a cut apart sentiment from one of the patterned papers. I added gold thread to both of the tags and then wrote my journaling on to the back of one of the tags.

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I added embellishments around the photo using matching word stickers, ephemera and puffy stickers.

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Then I just needed to break up the white edges of the cut file as they didn’t pop enough so used a black scalloped edge sticker on each side of the cut file along with more floral ephemera, word stickers and puffy stickers.

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I finished off with a black glossy title ‘Love You’ as it was perfect for my photo of my husband and I on a day out for my birthday!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see more of the fab cut files along with the new August releases! Don’t forget that you get a free cut file every month if you sign up to the newsletter and you can do that here.

Happy Scrapping! DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Together | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.

I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.

I then used the new TN Circles Sliced Cut File, cutting it in black cardstock and mounting on foam tape.

For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.

I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.

To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.

Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!

Big Loves, Tam xx

Happy Days | Belinda Jane

Hello creative friends! I’m delighted to be sharing my second project for the month with you today. This time I wanted to show you how you can get two layouts from one cut file by utilising both the cut file and the negative piece. And for this I knew I wanted to use one of the fabulous KIT to YOU products.

If you’re not already familiar with the KIT to YOU products, you can read all about them here.

I used the String Art Circle Cut File + Kit to create this first layout really quickly and easily by following the instructions laid out in the kit PDF. I used supplies from my own stash, and of course added a little of my own personal touch to complete the page.

Then I used the negative from the String Art Circle Cut File to create this gorgeous layout. Aside from  providing me with a really impactful background to begin with, by using the negative (or offcuts) I also minimised wastage of cardstock.

To help the pieces really pop off the pretty floral background paper, I added some light pink hand stitching around each piece. The larger pieces I adhered to the background with some adhesive foam, the smaller pieces were glued down with wet adhesive.

I added some simple patterned paper layers behind my photo. My journalling was typed onto a 3×4 card and layered on top of another patterned 3×4 card. I added some interest to my title by choosing to use two complimentary fonts.

I created a small cluster of layered elements on the top right hand side of my page, and on the left hand side of my photo. And to finish off, I scattered around some really pretty translucent enamel dots in complimentary colours.

I am SO pleased with how this layout turned out. And I loved being able to get more “bang for my buck” by creating two layouts from just one cut file.

If you’d like to see how I created this page in more detail, please check out my process video below.

Cute Snapshot | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! It’s CUT to YOU’s 2nd Birthday and Gwen has a month of celebrations going on including a YouTube hop with some fab Guest Designers, a bunch of new cut files, and two fun challenges with prizes to be won!

My first layout for the month uses one of the brand new cut files called Star Trio that can be found here in the shop.CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_CuteSnapshot_layoutA_July2020

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I also played along with the Moodboard Challenge that was full of pretty pinks, pops of black and lots of fun images to be inspired by! Anyone can join in as long as you use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout, then add your layout to the relevant album in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group to be in with a chance to win a prize pack!  Entries close 10th August 2020.

Now when I started my layout I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do other than I wanted to cut out lots of the stars and paint them all! I painted them while they were still on the Silhouette mat as that makes it easier. I also added some white and gold splatters, then let them dry before removing them from the mat. Then I stitched each one onto the white cardstock background with gold thread.

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This was mounted onto a bright pink patterned paper frame and also stitched with gold thread.

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I added a square photo that I mounted onto some patterned paper and white tissue paper. Then added lots of coordinating embellishments along the bottom of the photo including ephemera flowers, hearts and tags, a pink tassel, flair badge, puffy hearts and gold twine.

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My title was stuck to some of the bright pink patterned paper so that it stood out from the background.

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My journaling is on one of the two tags that I popped behind my photo.

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I added more gold splatters to the entire layout and then lots of pretty pale pink sequins to finish off.

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I hope you are inspired by my layout, do make sure you check out all of the other fab creations by the Design Team as well as our Guest Designers for this month’s birthday celebrations!  You can find lots more details on Gwen’s blog post here

Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

Happy Times | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! I’m back with a second layout for June using a cut file that I have had cut for some time and just hadn’t got round to using! It’s called ‘Doodle Frames Background’ and you can see it here in the CUT to YOU shop.

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I decided to paint each of the frames a different colour to match the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection that I wanted to use. I used some pretty, shimmery paints that I have in my stash that matched perfectly!

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Then using foam pads for dimension I backed each of the frames with a different patterned paper (except the one that my photo was going on).

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I stuck the frames down to the patterned paper background that I had already stitched around with gold thread and splattered with white paint. I added my small square photo and mounted it on foam pads to give dimension.

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Then I just added a mix of matching ephemera, chipboard stickers and stickers to embellish the frames.

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To finish off I added my title into the long oblong frame and some journaling in the space at the bottom left of the layout.

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Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files, along with the latest June releases! And if you want to receive a free cut file every month make sure you subscribe here so you don’t miss out!

Happy Scrapping!

DT NEW Kirei Baldwin

 

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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Beach Babies | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I live in the Northern Hemisphere which means summer is just starting and I am currently loving creating summer layouts! Today’s summery layout features the brand new Interlocking Hexagons cut file.

How cute are these sunny faces! perfect for these beachy products! I chose to keep my cut file in white and I backed it with multiple patterns of beachy paper. I then fussy cut some gorgeous foiled shells and popped them up in the hexagons. I love how the hexagons frame the shells!

Next, I added some foam adhesive to my photo to give it some prominance. I created two embellishment clusters around my photo. A sparkly title was the perfect finishing touch!

As always, I have a process video if you would like to see all the little details and more of my thoughts on this project. And be sure to head over to the Cut To You shop HERE and take a peek at all the gorgeous cut files, you are sure to find something you will love!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Family Memories/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a family layout! I’m using the Faceted Squares cut file- and turning it on its side.

Cut files are one of those scrapbooking embellishments that you can turn and adapt in soo many fun ways! I simply took this diamond shape, cut it, then flipped it to a square to give my photo a colorful mat.

That one little easy step gives the cut file a completely different look! Its like getting two cut files for the price of one!

Now let’s talk about color…

I used blending brushes to add a light wash of ink to the cut file. You can still see lots of white comng through and a touch of brown ink deepened the colors and helped to match my papers and embellishments perfectly!

I always find using a dark background on a layout to be a bit tricky…you don’t want the whole layout to be dark. I find that some white splatter is just the trick to help lighten everything up.And for this layout, I found the cut file helped too- giving the layout some contrast and lightening up the whole layout!

Next time you are in your scrapping area, I challenge you to try a dark background and brighten it up with a fun cut file – maybe even try rotating your favorite cut file from the SHOP and see what kinds of new, fun desgins you can create with a simple turn!

I have a proces video up on my channel as well with more tips and tricks too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Hello Blue Skies | Marie Hirst

Hey there CUT to YOU friends! It’s Marie here with my latest share!

I wanted to try something a bit different this time so chose the Triangle Pinwheel Background Cutfile.

I started by cutting it from white cardstock around 10 inches across but then decided not to back it (which is something quite different for me!) I wanted to use the file as a background feature to add some subtle texture so I just glued it down as it was!

I decided to pair the cutfile with some papers from Pinkfresh Studio’s Super Cool range as the green was a perfect match to my son’s jumper! I used the grey striped paper as my background paper and then fussy cut some of the polaroid frames to create a banner across the page.

I added adhesive foam behind the polaroid frames and photo and added some Cardstock stickers to embellish, tucking them in in different places.

I used an acrylic title in a light blue to match the layout and then added a few black splatters to break up the white space.

I love how this turned out and I loved using the cut file to add subtle detail.

There are lots more cut files like this in the shop, so be sure to check them out here.

Until next time, stay safe scrappy friends,

Marie x