Miniversum is a great, detailed model layout featuring Hungary’s beautiful sights and places in an interactive exhibition. Unfortunately it closes at the end of the month, so we decided in January to have a look. I made tons of photos while having fun.
I cut the Stepped Cubes cut file from smooth white cardstock, and printed my photos in different sizes as I wanted to back some of the quadrangles with mini photos.
Then I started to back the cut file with patterned paper, I used a 6″x6″ paper pad of Pinkfresh Studio My Favourite Story collection.
When I was ready, I glued the cut file with foam adhesive on a patterned paper of the same collection. I added some flowers from the cut outs, my title, comment, enamel dots, and even used some stamps.
Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back for my second share this month and I decided to see how I could use one of the CUT to YOU cut files to make something other than a layout. Now, I love a mini album and decided that the Circletastic cut file would be perfect to make pages from!…. and yes I am still going with some Christmas photos!
I firstly needed to release the compound path for the four circles so that I could cut more than just four out, this meant each circle could then be regrouped as an individual shape. I didn’t resize them as I could already fit nine onto one sheet of card which was perfect for what I needed as I knew I wanted to mix in some patterned paper pages too.
I backed each of the cut file circles with patterned paper. I then cut a further five circles out from just patterned paper and stitched around them with gold thread to add some texture. I found out that sewing in a circle is not the easiest, so they are a little wonky!
I also made a circle vellum shaker pocket to include in the mini album, to do this I just stitched around the two vellum circles and filled it with pretty matching sequins.
I used tiny portrait photos that are 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and were cut on my Canon Selphy ‘four up with borders’. I backed them all with patterned papers.
To finish my mini album off I added the photos and lots of matching embellishments to each of the pages.
I used two of the cut file pages to feature on the front and back, and added a title to the front and short quote to the back.
I hope this has given you some inspiration on different ways to use a cut file, do pop on over to see the full selection at the CUT to YOU shop. And if you haven’t already do join us over on the CUT to YOU Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by… I’ll see you next month!
Hi everyone! Kirei here with a layout featuring one of the older CUT to YOU cut files called Circle Star Combo. I love that it has a mix of stars and circles and wanted to highlight both of them….
I used a fun rainbow striped patterned paper for the cut file and then backed all the non-star circles with vellum. I picked three of these to make shaker pockets and to do this I added thin strips of foam tape around the back edge of each circle behind the vellum. Then I filled each one with some sparkly sequins that coordinated with the stripes on the cut file, and finally added another circle of vellum to seal them in!
Then I attached the cut file to a 11.5″ square piece of white textured card using foam pads. I had already stuck the white card to a frame made with the same rainbow striped paper that I had used for the cut file.
I added back the stars from the cut file using more foam pads, and placed them slightly off centre.
I mounted two small photos with patterned paper and attached them to the bottom right of the layout, raising the top edges with foam pads. Then the fun bit…. adding the embellishments! I used tone on tone word stickers on the cut file, and lots of other matching ephemera, stickers and enamel stickers to the top and bottom of the photos.
Finally I added a one word title for the fab exhibition that we saw in Kew Gardens in London last year….
You can find this cut file and loads more over in the CUT to YOU shop! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share any layouts you make using one of the cut files… thanks for looking today, see you later in the month!
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.