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,

 

 

‘Lego Boy” 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 Lego 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 Lego Boy!

You can shop Lego Boy here, and Lego 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,

“Better Together” Guest Designer Belinda Jane

Happy Monday Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today to share Guest Designer, Belinda Jane’s second project for you this month.  This one absolutely has my heart, all that stitching is divine.  I have really loved her shares this month!  Thanks so much for joining us Belinda xo 

I’m really excited to be sharing my second project as a guest designer for September. I fell totally in love with the ‘Spring Roses‘ Cut n Stitch file when I saw it in the shop. It felt like the perfect base for a layout that shared a photo of my husband and I as I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of journaling to go along with this photo so I could really let the creative aspects of the layout take center stage.I started by setting up my layout in Silhouette Studio. I duplicated the cut file making one slightly smaller. I then split the file in two and cut the outline of the roses from plain white cardstock, with the stitching holes for the leaves cut into my background paper. I then got to work stitching around each of those white roses using a graduated toned embroidery thread that perfectly matched the dress I’m wearing in the picture. I wanted to bring a little bit of watercolor into this layout. I took a fresh piece of white cardstock and covered the entire background in a few different muted peachy-pink tones and used that to back my stitched rose cut file. In hindsight, it would have been much easier to stitch those delicate roses after they had been adhered to the backing paper! Then I used a pale green watercolor inside each of the leaf outlines on the background paper before stitching around those with green thread.The layout came together pretty easily after that. I trimmed down my background paper and added a very thin mat using the watercolor background paper I had created for my roses. I distressed the edges of the background to give it some nice texture and interest.I adhered the stitched and backed roses into place on the background paper using a quick-dry wet glue. I grabbed a bunch of papers from my scrap stash and added lots of complimentary layers to back my photo before adhering that to the layout as well.I used a gold foil thickers title of “Better Together” along with some of the chipboard hearts from that same chipboard sticker set. I also added a sprinkling of blue enamel dots here and there. I kept the journaling super simple and nestled that in under the title. I finished off the layout with some gold splatters.

I will confess that this layout was more time consuming and labor-intensive than I usually like. But that finished product just makes me so very happy.

Belinda Jane

Love Belinda’s work?  You can catch her on Instagram here, and she also has a process video on YouTube which you can watch here.

Until next time,

‘Squirrel’ Kirei Baldwin Guest Designer

It’s the weekend Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today with you to share the latest project from our Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I just love the colours in this one! Perfect inspiration for our friends in the Northern hemisphere who are going into Autumn/Fall.

SQUIRREL

I loved the ‘Squirrel‘ cut file and had the perfect title to go with it! I pulled out the One Canoe Two ‘Goldenrod’ collection that I’ve been hoarding and cut the ‘Squirrel’ out from one of the patterned papers, which I then backed with more of the coordinating papers all raised on foam pads. The landscape design patterned paper was perfect for my squirrel to sit on! I added a couple of photos and a few of the matching embellishments from the ‘Goldenrod’ collection and of course my title… ‘Nuts About You’!

You can shop our ‘Squirrel’ cut file here.

Until next time,

“Spring Garden” Kirei Baldwin Guest Designer

Happy Thursday Creatives!  Gwen back on the blog today to introduce our next Guest Designer, Kirei Baldwin.  I have admired Kirei’s work for some time now, I just love her use of colour and the wide variety of pages she creates and I know you will love her too.  We are super spoilt this month with her creating 4 projects for us, with this being the first one.

SPRING GARDEN

I loved the combination of the title and flowers in the ‘Spring Garden‘ cut file and decided I wanted to back it in some lovely bright colours to go with the Spring theme so chose the fab  ‘Horizon’ collection from Pink Paislee. I raised the backing for the flowers and title on foam pads but attached the backings for the leaves directly to the cut file. I wanted to add a little more texture behind the cut file so used a butterfly stencil and some white texture paste which gives just a subtle amount of detail. I used two small photos backed with more papers from the Horizon collection that I tucked into the right of the cut file as didn’t want to cover too much of it up! To finish I then added some of the lovely floral matching embellishments and a strip of paper to the top and bottom of the layout just to pull it all together.

You can shop our ‘Spring Garden’ cut file here.

Until next time,

“For the Love of Books” Guest Designer Belinda Jane

Happy Monday Creatives!  Gwen on the blog today to introduce you to the very creative Belinda Jane!  She is guest designing for us this month and I know you will just love the projects she has made.

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be sharing the first of my two guest designer projects for the month of September.

I was immediately drawn to this ‘Book Stack‘ cut file in the Cut to You shop and knew that I wanted to use it to document my ongoing love affair with books. I chose to use a single photo of the stack of books that I currently have sitting on my bedside table.I used a simple grey patterned paper for my cut file and backed it with a selection of papers from a 6×8 paper pad in my stash. I used a text-based paper for the ‘pages’ of each book just to reinforce the book theme.For my background, I trimmed down some plain white cardstock and matted it onto a pink chevron patterned paper. I added some stitching to the frame using my sewing machine, which is one of my favourite ways of adding texture to a layout.I used the same pink chevron paper to mat my photo along with some white tissue paper. I also added a pretty little white trim to the bottom my photo layers. To bring the layout together, I layered a couple of paper doilies behind my cut file and photo. I just love trying to include as many different textures as I can into a layout.To finish it all off, I used a combination of gold foil Thickers and some die-cut letters for my title. My journaling was typed onto vellum and then cut down into strips before adhering to the layout. I used some die-cut bows cut from papers matching the backing on my cut file and used these, along with some embellishments from my stash, to finish off my layout.I love how soft and pretty this layout turned out. And of course, all those beautiful textures.

Belinda Jane

Love Belinda’s work?  You can catch her on Instagram here, and she also has a process video on YouTube which you can watch here.

Until next time,

 

“Sparkle” by Giselle Homer – Guest Designer

Hey Creatives,

Gwen with you on the blog again today with Giselle’s second layout share.  This one features one of my favourite cut files and I just love how she has pulled the colours in her photo for this page.

Who wouldn’t want to wish this for their children or, in my case, grandchildren! Such a perfect sentiment and with the all those cute stars too. I have used a different patterned paper for the word ‘everyday’ to place some emphasis on it and because I used a large cut file, it helped to add interest too. I chose to backfill the stars with a plain yellow and a patterned paper for a pop of colour and added some chipboard stars in between the cut file starts. And the little bird fitted perfectly at the lower right.  Shop the ‘May Your Everyday Sparkle‘ cut file here.

A big thank you to Giselle for sharing her projects with us these past two days, I have really enjoyed seeing her work with the files and I hope you have too!

Until next time,

“Spring” by Giselle Homer Guest Designer

Hey Creatives,

Gwen with you on the blog again today, to introduce to you our latest guest designer, Giselle Homer!  Giselle has created two fab pages for us which you will be able to see over the next two days.  I just love this first one, how perfect is the ‘floral frame 02‘ cut file to document this flower-filled photo?

As soon as I saw this ‘Floral Frame 02‘. cut file I knew exactly which photo would work perfectly with it. I mainly scrapbook boy layouts, so don’t have many opportunities to use anything flowery so I jumped at the chance to use it!  But because the leaves are larger than the flowers I guessed it would work for a boy. I chose papers to suit the blue & green of the photo and I chose the word ‘spring’ from the ‘Yearly‘ cut file to add alongside it leaving it in white for contrast.
I’ll be back tomorrow to share anyone fab page from Giselle.

Until next time,