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.

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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!

Shine | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun and fresh layout featuring the Hexagon Frame Cut File layered over the Valentine Rose Cut Files. And look at these adorable photos of my daughter getting some fresh highlights!

I backed my Valentine Rose Cut Files with this gorgeous Summer collection by Carta Bella. The tones are just perfect and allow my photos to shine! I decided to add black and white twine around my clusters to add just a little bit more black here and there.

I am currently loving little shiny bits of flair, some splatty bits and tiny words to build out some clusters around and under my cutfiles.

You can see my full process here:

Have the best scrappy day!

Shannon

Magical Memories | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with my second layout for the month featuring an older cut file called Squares Cubed that can be found here in the shop. It’s one I have wanted to use for a while so decided it was perfect to go with my Disney photo and the Simple Stories ‘Say Cheese Main Street’ collection.

After using a black cut file on my last layout I decided to try cutting this one from patterned paper rather than just white cardstock. I cut out 9 of the different square designs (but did end up using only 8) from a black and white spotted paper.

Then I backed them all with different coloured patterned papers from the same collection. Some were raised up on foam pads and some were stuck directly to the cut file so that I got different levels of dimension onto the layout.

It was all quite bold but as my photo is bright and was in traditional 6″x 4″ size (rather than the smaller 3″ x 4″ that I often use) I decided it worked well!

For my layout background I cut a sheet of white cardstock down to 11 1/2″ square, stuck it to a frame of black card and then stitched around the edges in bright yellow thread.

I placed my backed cut file squares onto the layout along with my backed photo and once I was happy with the placement I stuck them all down.

Then I added embellishment clusters above and below the photo all using ephemera and stickers from the same collection.

To finish off I added a coordinating Thickers title, lots of enamel dots and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by and 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 the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

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.