Kay here with you today sharing a boy themed layout using a new cutfile from the January release. I have used the new CUT to YOU Circle Eights Cut File and papers from the Boys Rule collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. This combo was perfect for as I am a mum of 3 boys!
I wanted the cutfile to really stand out against the lovely bright papers so I used black cardstock. I had some small scraps of paper to use up and armed with a circle punch I filled in all the circles.
Using 3D foam I mounted the design onto the background sheet after adding a few splatters here and there. I then added my photo followed by embellishments from the collection’s ephemera packs.
I added some punched stars and some small white enamel dots to complete my design.
If you are like me and are always on the hunt for boy designs, make sure you jump into the Boyz Zone on the CUT to YOU website.
Hi there everyone! Marie up on the blog today sharing this awesome layout using the new Boho Circles Cutfile which you can find here. It is one of the new release files which you can find here.
The circles made me think of this cute photograph of my son when we were on holiday and hired a picnic boat for the day and travelled up and down the Norfolk Broads. I have used the Pink Paislee ‘Truly Grateful’ collection (along with a few other bits from my stash). I chose a dark coloured background (not something I usually do) and I love how it turned out!
The first thing I did was cut the cut file on my Cricut from white cardstock. I then stuck it straight to the cardstock. I decided not to back my cut file as I felt it stood out so well on the dark background so well! For a little more interest, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the page. I then matted my photo on white and then on some of the lovely bird paper, added some dimensional foam and stuck it down.
I then began embellishing. I mainly used ephemera from the ‘Truly Grateful’ collection for this and also some fussy-cut foliage from one of the 12×12 sheets in the collection.
The title ‘Memories’ was from my stash (PinkFresh Studio I think) which matched the other greens I had used perfectly.
I tucked lots of different pieces of ephemera in different places around the photo and also added some puffy phrases and stickers to add further interest. Some were glued down and some were placed on foam pads to add a bit of depth.
You’ll find a process video on my channel if you’d like to watch how it all came together!
Remember to check out all the awesome new releases in the shop! And also take a look at the new ‘Kit to You‘ too!
I’m up on the blog today to share another layout with you using the Arrows Cut File from October’s release.
I cut this one out in black card stock just for something different, and then played with lots of bright colours and summery elements.
I backed the file using a single piece of bright blue patterned paper, cutting around the outside of the Cut File with scissors and a blade. I like that’s this gave continuity in the pattern on the paper.
For a bit more fun and whimsy, I drew sketchy lines around the Cut File with a white gel pen. I then popped each arrow up on double sided tape before adhering to the background.
Where the photo overlapped the Cut File, I actually cut of some of the arrow heads to continue the Cut File to the other side of the photo. You can’t actually see that too much now, but it gave an anchor point for my embellishment cluster.
To balance the page, I created another cluster to the top left of the layout, again anchoring it to the Cut File. This worked out really well, allowing me to have a lot going on embellishment wise without covering too much of the File or overpowering it.
I’m super happy with how this page turned out. I think at first glance this file might look quite masculine, and I’m sure it would be right at home in the Boyz Zone of the shop, but I absolutely think it can be flipped to be fun and a bit funky like I’ve done here.
Make sure you head over to the shop for the November releases, lots of beautiful florals! There are also a heap of new Christmas Files over there too!! If you’re not already pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out.
I have what might be one of my very favorite layouts ever to share with you! I love to create mixed media backgrounds. I think I have a unique take on how I approach mixed media. I like a “cleaner” look with lots of texture instead of a “messy” feel. Pair this with a gorgeous cut file and “swoon”- if I do say so myself.
For today’s layout I used the Arrows Cut File . I love how it drew attention right to my photo.
After I created my background. I backed the cut file with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Boys Rule collection. To compliment the colors in my photo, I added some small touches of pink.
I used a stamp to guide my journaling about all the things my son is currently loving.
You can check out my whole process on my You Tube channel!
Be sure to take a peek at all the cut files in the Cut To You shop. Which one will catch your eye to pair with our next mixed media background?
Amy is back for her second guest designer share for the month. **Spoiler alert, it’s amazing! Check out all of the details:
As soon as I saw this ‘Loops of Love’ cut file, I knew that this was just the thing to be placed with the photo of the loves of my life. I predominantly tend to scrap boy layouts. After I applied texture and colour to my background, I sprayed the cut file with black ink. When placed over the background really pops big time!
After I adhered my layered photo over the cut file, I set to work on the ‘Months’ cut file.
The photo was taken in January in Western Australia. I adhered washi tape behind the cut file to be used as my title. I am rapt with how it really pops here!
Finally, for my little cluster in the corner, I trimmed and inked the ‘TN Love You’ cut file.
I then placed some embellishments over the heart cut file.
Overall, I am very happy with how this page came together.
Thank you for popping by – I have very much enjoyed sharing as a guest designer.
I hope you have all enjoyed Amy as our Guest designer, I love how different her style is and how she has shown the cut files in such a cool way! Thanks so much for joining us this month Amy!