RELAX | SHANNON ALLOR

Hello!  It’s Shannon up on the blog today.  I am ever so thrilled to be bringing you my second layout as a Guest Designer for April.  I just had to use the “Simply Floral Pendant” Cutfile this time!  It is the perfect combination of banner pieces and flowers! 

I wanted to use a collection of supplies for this layout with deeper tones so I went for deep teal, off white and burnt sienna for a color palette.  I popped the entire cutfile up on some craft foam for dimension, tucked a photo of little old me up top and then added a whole heap of sequins in my flower centers! 

I knew right away that I wanted to have vellum behind my photo and cutfile.  I chose to tear the edges all the way around and only attached it here and there.  I wanted to make sure there was plenty of dimension!

A simple title and a few enamel dots finished this layout right off!         

You can watch me create this page here:

Thanks so much for allowing me to Guest Design for you this month!  I had a ball!

Shannon

OH WHAT FUN | KAREN JARMAN

Hi Cut To You Creatives! 
It’s Karen joining you again today as guest designer. I want to THANK Gwen and the team for this opportunity. It’s been heaps of fun and I truly appreciate the support.
My family visited Sweden for Christmas 5 years ago, (I can’t believe it was that long ago). I knew as soon as I saw the Gnomes I knew I wanted to create a layout featuring one of the winter cabins we stayed in to celebrate Christmas with relatives. Being part of a white Christmas was the most magical experience and when I look back at my photos I can hardly believe I was there. 
I decided to challenge myself for this layout as well, I don’t think I have ever put together a scenery type layout but I wanted to use the trees from the Christmas Wishes cut file as well. 

I love how this turned out, Here is how I put it all together.
I separated the trees from the title (to use on another project!), cut the trees in half and backed the trees with patterned paper and splattered the trees with white acrylic paintTo create the gnomes I used sparkly Kindy Glitz on the beards – I spread the Glitz onto a piece of cardstock and left it overnight to dry then cut the pieces to back beards.

Once I backed all the cut files I worked on the rough placement on the page, I tore some patterned paper to create some layers to represent the snow and got on with creating the sky.

I knew I would be adding a lot of liquid so coated the cardstock in clear gesso to form a barrier. The colour of the sky was created by and using multiple blue sprays. I spread the inks by adding water and turning the page and swirling the liquid around. I added some clouds by using white acrylic paint and a stencil brush and finished it off by adding white splatters in white acrylic paint to represent snow. To add some sparkle I added some watered down Nuvo Mouse in silver.

To create the feel of a scenery I backed the trees on the left with craft foam to give some dimension and popped the Gnomes up on foam to bring them to the front of the page. Then it was all about the embellishments!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I have given you some inspiration to get creating, 
Thanks again Gwen for the opportunity.
Happy Creating,

Karen

HAPPY DREAM | SHANNON ALLOR

Hello scrappy friends!  It’s Shannon up on the blog today.  I am ever so excited to Guest Design using the gorgeous Cut To You cutfiles!  I loved playing with the “Van Life” cutfile on a fab 12 x 12 layout.

I backed the cutfile using all Cocoa Vanilla Day Dream patterned papers as well as their beautiful sequins for the window and part of the door.  I chose white textured card stock for the cut so I could enjoy just a little bit of texture and bold contrast with my patterned papers.

After I backed my little camper van, I tucked a few embellishments behind the wheel as well as the sweet little sun behind my title.  I then applied a few more sequins and little word sentiments!

I have a thing for huge splatty bits and I made sure to sprinkle them liberally around my layout in a mid-tone gold from Jen Hadfield.

I used a single 4 x 6 photo with cute a Snapchat filter.  I thought it was perfect as I have always wanted to have an adorable camper craft room!  Here you can see me looking down dreaming of my little space!

I adore this project!  What could be better than a sweet cutfile, gorgeous product and a fun photo?!  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  You can see my full process on my YouTube channel “She’s Crafty”.

Have the best day everyone,

Shannon

SISTERS ALWAYS | KAREN JARMAN

Hello Cut To You fans! I was so excited when Gwen asked me to guest design this month, I admit I did squeal. I really only started using cut files about 12 months ago, yes I realise I was late to the party but I absolutely love them. I don’t have a cutting machine so I purchase Gwens Custom Cuts. These are carefully wrapped in signature pink tissue and boxed and sent out so quickly I often get my order the next day!. I am excited to say that it’s my birthday this month and my family all chipped in for a machine! 

I decided to create a 12×12 layout that features me with my sisters using the ‘Butterfly Silhouette‘ file. I love this ‘selfie’ of us, it has a special place in my heart. It was taken when the family was all together celebrating one of us successfully finishing breast cancer treatment. I have scrapped this photo a few times now and it never gets old. 

Here are the steps for creating the layout – I started the layout by backing the cut file with patterned paper.

Then I got to creating my background. My style often leans to being mixed media heavy, I love spray inks and creating watercolour backgrounds. I had initially thought I would go for a soft and monochromatic background but as with most of my layouts it morphed into something quite different.  Sometimes it can feel like you have gone too far with your sprays and this one was no exception, when this happens It’s a good idea to keep bringing the cut file over to your layout, it always looks different.  Another tip, I always use Gesso on my mixed media layouts it allows time to wipe things up and it helps the water and ink to spread without soaking into the cardstock. 

I mixed a few green and blue sprays to create the aqua green colour which was my original monochromatic idea. I then decided that I wanted more colour so added coral, gold and a darker blue that took into consideration some of the patterned pater having a dark blue tinge. 

Once everything was dry I popped the cut file up on the page with craft foam for dimension and started on the embellishing with lots of flowers and butterflies.

I love how this turned out. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you gained some inspiration, I will be back later in the month for another share (squeal!)

Karen

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hey friends! I am excited to be back on the Cut to You blog sharing another scrapbook layout. Today I am using the Quilted Heart Cut File that you can find HERE in the Cut to You shop. Use the code HEARTERICA and get 20% off your order!

I wanted to create a winter layout so I pulled out the Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection. I used the 6×6 paper pad to back the Quilted Heart Cut File in different pattern papers. For my background I wanted to created some fun splatters so I used some Perfect Posey’s Shimmerz and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel.

I used foam adhesive on the back of the cut file to pop it up from my background! This collection is all about winter and being cozy so I used some photos of our sweet Lola staying warm curled up on the couch on her favorite blanket!

The Quilted Heart Cut File was perfect to showcase the beautiful colors and patterns in the Winter Wonderland collection.

I embellished around my photos using some of the cute winter icons in the Winter Wonderland collection. I used one of the large die cuts from the chit chat pack for some of my title and then used some alpha stickers to spell out Lola.

In the top left corner I created another embellishment cluster using some more of the cute winter critters and the snuggle weather banner! Here is a look at my completed layout using the Quilted Heart Cut File from Cut to You!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can check out my process video over on my YouTube channel HERE!  Have a great day!

GUEST DESIGNER | ERICA ROSE

Hello Cut to You friends! Erica here and I am super excited to be guest designer this month and share what I created using the beautiful Cut to You files! Today I am sharing a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the Love Our Crazy Life cut file!

I backed the cut file using some pocket page cards from a recent Hip Kit. I really loved the colors in the 3×4 cards they were perfect to back all the letters in the cut file. Once all my letters were backed I used some thin foam strips from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and popped up the cut file. These thin strips worked really well around the heart part of the cut file.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 11.50×11.50 and distressed the edgges with the edge of my scissors. I wanted to add a pop of color to my background and just have peek out around the heart so I pulled out some Shimmerz Inklings in the color Precious Posey. Once the background was dry I matted the white cardstock to a piece of pattern paper from the January Hip Kit.

My photo is printed out in black and white and is from our most recent family photos. I love that everyone is smiling and laughing and baby Liam is trying to take off from my lap! He is always on the go and trying to run off and do his own thing! I used some big floral clusters to embellish around the heart cut file and added a few puffy dots from the Hip Kit.

I love how this turned out with the soft colors and the splatter of color behind the cut file. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed this layout! If you would like to see the process you can head on over to my YouTube channel HERE. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Guest Designer – Amy Churchward

Hey Creatives!

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.

Amy 😊

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!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Guest Designer – Amy Churchward

Hi Creatives!

Introducing another fab guest designer we have lined up for this month.  Many of you will know Amy Churchward, and if you haven’t met her yet or seen her wonderful projects you are in for a treat!  She is an amazing part of the Aussie scrapbook community and has worked with many Aussie businesses and I’m so so glad she is joining us this month!  Check out her first project below.

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be here! A little about me – I am married to a wonderful husband with two active boys. Seeing as I have boys, I tend to be drawn to masculine pages with a mixed media style.  Here is my first project:

The geometric background fits perfectly here. I love the funkiness of the ‘Sketchy Squares‘ cut files. I have placed this over the darkish mixed media background.

The white ‘Sketchy Squares‘ were just the thing to break up the background. I love how it really lifts the page…

…and you know what I also love… I don’t own a cutting machine, so the lovely Gwen does ‘Custom Cuts’ for you! This is a beauty as the cut file comes to you ready to go!

Thank you for popping by!

Amy 😊

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

 

 

“Brick Builder” Kirei

Hey Creatives!  Gwen with you back on the blog today to share the last project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin and I think I might have left the best until last, I just love this cut file and what she has done with it! #legorules

and he comes with a friend!

Here is what Kirei said about her project:

This is such a fun cut file and I knew I had to use this as I had the perfect photo of my husband posing proudly with his finished Lego London bus! I mainly used papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Boys Rule’ collection to back the Brick Builder Boy cut file which I then stuck to my layout. I cut a wavy piece of green patterned paper that I used as something to stand him on as he looked like he was floating otherwise! I added the one photo that I just tucked into the side of the cut file and then finished off with some matching embellishments and alphas from my stash. The finishing touch was the cute bow that was perfect on my Brick Builder Boy!

You can shop our Brick Builder Boy here, and Brick Builder Girl here.

I’d also love to take a moment to sincerely thank Kieri for joining us as a guest this month and creating four wonderful projects.  It’s been so great to have her on the team.

Until next time,

“Floral Frame 01” Kirei Baldwin

Hey Creatives!  Gwen with you back on the blog today to share the latest project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I am really loving the variety of the pages she has created for us, she really is showing off how versatile cut files can be!  This one is super soft and pretty, see all the pretty details below!

**This design also comes in a 6×4 frame – Shop that here.

Here is what Kirei said about her project:

The Floral Frame 01 cut file is so pretty and I decided to use vellum to back it as it gives such a delicate, soft look. I used the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Just A Little Lovely’ collection to compliment the cut file which I attached with foam pads to the sketchy floral background paper. I then mounted a square black and white photo onto two of the patterned papers and attached that to the center of the cut file frame. I pulled out some of the more peachy pink embellishments and the title from the collection and finished off with lots of sparkly sequins.

Until next time,