ADVENTURE BEGINS | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’m documenting another family outdoor adventure, this time with the help of one of the title cut file designs.

I decided to feature the ‘Adventure Begins‘ title for this one and cut it nice and large on white cardstock. It was perfect for my photo and a great way to help tell my story. I’ve backed it with pattern papers from Jen Hadfield ‘The Avenue’ collection. I’ve then added 3D foam to the back of the whole design and positioned towards the bottom of my layout making sure to centre on the page left to right. When working with large designs like this one, its important to make sure your design is nice and straight on your page. A T-square ruler is fab for helping you achieve this.

I’ve then positioned my photo so that it nestles into the design. When I was creating this cut file, I purposely positioned the text ‘and so the’ to the left (not centred) so that you would have somewhere to place your photo. You could use 6×4 or 6×8 in landscape or portrait. Lots of options with this one.

With the photo and cut file title locked into position, I’ve gone ahead and created two large embellishment clusters one towards the top left and the other in the bottom right hand corner of the page. I’m always thinking about how the eye will flow across the page. For this I’ve used elements in the collection including die cut pieces and sticker elements. I work largest elements to smallest elements and just layer everything up until I am happy.

Last, I’ve added in some small gold chipboard hearts from Maggie Holmes. I love the smaller detail they add to the page and they round everything out nicely.

I’ve also made a YouTube video with more details about this layout including why I chose the bird, squirrel and car elements which you can watch here:

If you are looking for even more inspiration using this collection, I’ve created another layout which you can see here.

Until next time,

Bloom | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this silly layout featuring my girl getting her hair all fancy! I doubled up on cutfiles this time using both the Hexagon Frame cutfile as well as the Valentine Rose cutfile. I think that they look fantastic together!

I wanted to use a gorgeous collection and Summer collection by Carta Bella doesn’t disappoint. Look at how fantastic these tones are with the Valentine Rose cutfile!

The Valentine Rose cutfile is popped up on dimensional adhesive and lots of the gorgeous floral bits from Carta Bella are tucked beneath the photo cluster as well as on the upper right. I used some gorgeous flair from Scrappin’ Happy Studio with a lemon vibe and wrapped a bit of black and white twine around them for contrast. And finally, I used some Shimmerz products for splatty bits. I’m smitten with this layout!

Y’all can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Shannon

Hello Darling | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am sharing a new layout of my grandlove, Emery. I have used the lovely, new Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file for this layout. I knew this picture needed florals and I loved the frame element of this cut-file, so it was an easy decision!

I cut the file out twice on textured white cardstock. I originally wanted to use the frame as intended using two photos, but I was not able to crop the photos in a way that I liked to fit the frames. Therefore, I decided use only one photo and to lay the full-sized photo on top of the frames. Problem-solved!

I used several different paper pads from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collections to back the cut file. I also used foam and sticker embellishments from her different collections. Tip: I find that often times when you mix and match papers and elements from different collections but from the same designer/ manufacturer the tones and hues coordinate nicely.

I had the butterfly elements in my stash and found that they coordinated with my color palette. I like the texture of the butterfly and glitter heart elements add to the layout, plus they help bring together the colors from the cut-file and layered paper under the photo.

When I look at this picture of my granddaughter, I see my sweet baby girl who is growing into a more independent young pre-teen. The black cowboy hat mixed with her soft pink dress kind of represents this transition from little girl to pre-teen to me. I wanted to match that feeling with the elements I chose in this layout. The bold black elements really contrasts with the soft pink and gives the mood I was going for in this layout.

This was a fun layout to create and I love this cut-file! It is so versatile and pretty. I hope you gain a little inspiration and try using this cut file for your next design. I would love to see it in the Cut to You HQ Facebook group, if you do!

BUNNY KISSES EASTER WISHES | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’m documenting a fun Easter photo and featuring a lovely big title design.

I decided to feature the ‘Bunny Kisses Easter Wishes‘ design for this one and cut it nice and large. I’ve backed it with pattern papers from Dear Lizzy ‘She’s Magic’ collection. I’ve then added 3D foam to the back of the whole design and positioned along with my photo onto my layout. When working with large designs like this one, its important to make sure your design is nice and straight on your page. A T-square ruler is fab for helping you achieve this.

Here you can see the detail of the cut file on my page.

With the photo and cut file title locked into position, I’ve gone ahead and created two large embellishment clusters. For this I’ve used elements in the collection including die cut pieces, fussy cut florals and chipboard. I work largest elements to smallest elements and just layer everything up until I am happy.

Last, I’ve added these super fun holographic heart chipboard heart pieces, they are so so fun and I love how they add a little bit of shine to the page.

I’ve also made a YouTube video with more details about this layout which you can watch here:

Until next time,

SO SWEET | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’ve been super inspired by the amazing pages the Design Team have been creating with black cut files and thought I’d give one a go. I’m working with a Black and White photo and the ‘More than Words’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I decided to feature our ‘Diamonds‘ cut file cut nice and large as a background feature for my page. I’ve also kept the inner parts of the design raising them up on foam tape for dimension. I’ve teamed the black and white in my layout with pastels for a softer look.

Here you can see the detail of the cut file on my page.

Once my background was positioned, I’ve added my photo on the right also on foam tape and then my title on the left. I’ve added a sprinkling of die cut ephemera, including some sweet yellow florals and some fussy cut butterflies. With a bold cut file like this one, the layout did not need too many added details.

Lastly, I’ve dug into my stash and found some Pink Puffy hearts, these from American Crafts. The pink is the perfect match to my background and I just love the little pop of colour they add.

I’ve also made a YouTube video with more details about this layout which you can watch here:

Until next time,

Sun Seeker | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely Cut to You peeps!

I’m back on the blog today to share with you this bright and bold page featuring the Sun Seeker cut file. This file is amazing and has given such impact to this page!

I started this page by cutting the file in black because I felt like this would give the best definition to the title and the flower. I then dug into my stash to find some yellow paper that would work for my petals… only to find I didn’t have any! So I pulled out some white cardstock and some mixed media supplies and got to work. I used texture paste and a dry brush to create the feel of the petals and then mixed various paints and inks to create the yellow I was after.

The texture paste actually made it quite difficult to get the file to adhere to the cardstock, but I persevered and got there in the end! Once I had each of the petals back, I came in with a small brush and a deeper yellow/orange ink and added some shading that radiated out from the centre of the flower. I also some white in places for a few highlights.

I used some brown patterned paper for the centre of the flower and used a stencil and some black ink to create texture. I then backed the title with some white patterned paper, and then popped everything up with foam tape.

I love how this title cut file works with this photo. The pic is of my daughter and our sweet friend, we were away camping and it was a beautiful sunny morning. I feel like like this file really captures that feeling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you pop over to the shop and check out the latest release Cut Files .

Until next time, Big Loves! Tam xo 😘

HAPPY HOME | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration. For today’s share, I’ve created the first of many pages I hope to make about our new family purchase of a Caravan. This photo was taken on our very first trip away in the van. I’ve used the Jen Hadfield ‘The Avenue’ collection for my page, I just love the green tones and florals, perfect for my outdoor photo.

To create the page, I first took the time to back the ‘Van Life‘ cut file. I even added some vellum in the areas of the window and door and I love how that looks. I simply backed each section one by one alternating pattern papers from the collection. I love how a digital cut file like this one can really help to tell the story of my photos.

Next, I created a double photo mat for my picture. I’ve used a floral pattern paper for my first matt, and then some more vellum for the second matt. I don’t usually double mat my photos but did want to include a softer edge around my photo for this page.

Next up, I positioned my Caravan cut file and photo (not stuck down as yet), I’m just positioning to get an idea of where these large elements would go on the page. Then, I’ve cut two of the trees from the ”Christmas Tree Quad‘ cut file. I’ve cut them in a dark green pattern paper from the collection to help them stand out from the background.

Once I was happy with the position of the Van, the photo and my two trees, I added the smallest amount of glue to the trees and then added stitching along their trunks for added detail. Once that was done, I could go ahead and glue into position the van and my photo.

From there, I’ve added in my title ‘Happy Home’ which is a die cut piece from the collection and some Thickers from my stash. I’ve also included some handmade cloud embellishements from ‘Charm Creations’ as well as some die cut ephemera floral elements and two sweet die cut butterflies.

To finish the page, I’ve added in some sweet puffy hearts, the touch of gold in these is a really nice finishing touch.

I’ve also mad a YouTube video with more details about this layout which you can watch here:

Until next time,

One Of A Kind | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today with another layout featuring a beautiful Cut To You file foiled with gorgeous Fab Foil from Spiegelmom Scraps.

I used the Spring Floral Edge cut file on my layout. I love how placing it on the top of my page over my photo allowed the photo to really become a part of the layout. My niece peeking around both the tree and the cut file worked so well! Add the Antique Gold Fab Foil and it becomes a real showstopper.

I kept the rest of the layout very simple in soft colors so that the photo and cut file would be the focus.

Just a small embellishment cluster and this layout is done.

Be sure to head over to You Tube and check out my process video with all the details.. and then run over to the Cut To You shop for some fun cut files.

Have A Lovely Day!

SEASON OF JOY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration including a new YouTube process video. For this share, I’m still on my Christmas scrapbooking kick and have another festive page to share.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video and if it inspires you in any way be sure to subscribe so you can see more videos just like this one.

Until next time,

Everyday is an Adventure | Kelly Pyron

Happy New Year Friends! I am so excited to share my first project for 2021! I chose the “Everyday is an Adventure” cut file from the shop, as my title piece for a layout of my precious grandlove, Emery.

I am documenting her first day back to “physical” school, as opposed to “virtual” school in 2020. I thought the title was appropriate because, we never really know whats going to happen from day to day, lately. For instance, it was only a few weeks into the school year that she had to go back to virtual learning.

I used products from several different Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper collections to embellish my page and back my cut-file. I love to use 6X6 Paper Pads for backing cut-files because the scale of the patterns is smaller and works great for smaller areas, (i.e, within a letter)

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by! If you would like to see the layout come together, click the link below. I wish you a very blessed New Year with many happy memories and adventures to document!