HAPPY HALLOWEEN | TARRAH MCLEAN

Hi everyone! I love a good dress up and I love documenting Halloween! Today I wanted to challenge myself to use a cut file from CUT to YOU that is versatile for many themed projects and not necessarily Halloween themed.

I chose the awesome Star Light, Star Bright cut file design and cut it out from black patterned paper. I love how the contrast of the black cut file looks against the colours in the background patterned paper I chose.

I really like the look of this cut file being see through to the background paper so I decided to just back a few spots with paper to bring in another colour on the page. I haved used the Hey Pumpkin collection by Crate Paper for this layout.

Because this cut file design has 2 holes in the top and bottom, I took the opportunity to add my photo in the space at the bottom and placed a title piece and some embellishments in the top space to balance the top and bottom with each other. Cut files like this are great for helping you to decide how the page will look! Some of the guess work is decided for you! Love that!

I layered 2 patterned papers and a tag underneath my photo and also placed a chipboard frame over the photo. I also added a Charm’s Creations handmade fabric star to the left of my photo. I added 2 small puffy stickers on top of the star. I added another cluster of embellishments including a chipboard title, a flair button and a fussy cut phrase between the top and bottom clusters as I felt like there was a big space of nothing in the middle.

I love how my spooky page turned out, I hope I have inspired you to try a CUT to YOU cut file for a different themed page than what the design was intended for?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

BOO BOO BOO| Tarrah McLean

Hi CUT to YOU friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a spooky layout featuring the awesome Halloween 1 cut file. I don’t know what it is about Halloween but I just love documenting it!

Halloween 1 cut file

The cut file was cut using black cardstock and although I cut out the entire design, I decided to leave off the half spider web part, I have put it aside to use on another project. I felt like it would have been squashed on the page and may have looked out of place, I am happy I left it off.

I just recently purchased the Hey Pumpkin collection from Crate Paper so I just had to use it for this layout of my lil pumpkin, Amelia, my gorgeous niece! How super cute is that photo?! The Boo title connected to the spider web was perfect too as Amelia looks like she is jumping out of the pumpkin and saying Boo! So I backed the ‘BOO’ title section with one of the papers in the collection and then added craft foam underneath, I love the dimension this brings to the page, I even added tiny strips of craft foam under the spider web to help it sit up too!

Above the spider web was the ideal spot to place my photo, I layered a tag underneath the photo and added some embellishments here. On the spider web, I added the white chipboard spider web and some wood veneer stars. On the title section, I layered more chipboard pieces, cut outs and puffy stickers. The pieces I chose help tell the story, I love the piece that says, ‘You’re the Pumpkin to my Spice’!

The Halloween 1 cut file would look great cut out in white, orange and purple too! I would love to see how others use it. Make sure to share any of your projects in the CUT to YOU Community Facebook group!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my layout. Happy creating!

Halloween Banner | Raechelle Bellus

Hello! The Hoiday Season is coming upon us, and while I am generally not a huge fan of Halloween, I do enjoy creating Halloween-themed projects. I was digging through my stash and came upon this cute little 4×4 Acrylic Banner set and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase all of the current Halloween cut files featured in the CUT to YOU store.

I’ll show each of the banner sections below, but first here are the cut files I have used to create this project.

The first two are brand new this month: Ghostly and Halloween 2, the third is an older one: Halloween 1.

I’ll showcase each piece of the banner in order from left to right. In all there are 10 pieces. Most of them have a component of at least one cutfile, some more. There are also a few that do not feature a cut file, but I will share them anyway.

I added some tangled up thred behind the web just to add some more texture and whimsy to it.
I just had to add one of the cute little ghosts to this one.
No cut file featured on this one.
I cut the web off of this and focued on the “Boo’s” since I used the newer web.

Another featuring no cut files.

That adorable ghost is peeking out in this one, too.

I popped the ghosts with foam and adhered them a bit askew to create some whimsy. Each of the faces are backed in black cardstock. It’s not noticeable through the photos, but I sprayed all the ghosts with some white shimmery mist (I did the same to the cobwebs).

I used the same thread technique with this one as well.
No cutfile featured on this one.
Lastly, I again removed the web from the “Boo’s” and popped in a couple of ghosts.

I hope I have inspired you to create something Halloweeny with these fun cutfiles!

Be sure to share your projects with us at the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

Watch Duty | Meggy Blethen

Hello friends!! I am back again today with a fun Halloween themed layout. For this one I thought it’d be fun to focus on my dog, Max. I love these photos of him watching the candy bowl as we waited for trick or treat-ers.

I used the Halloween 1 cut file for this layout.

I thought the word, ‘Boo’ was so cute and love the spider web. Here’s a look at my finished layout

I loved how the teal and orange colors popped off of the black patterned paper. I was glad I turned the photos black and white so that I could use whatever color papers to embellish.

The orange paper I used to back the cut files is actually from a birthday collection! Isn’t that funny? I just turned it upside down and at an angle so you couldn’t see the balloons and words printed. It worked out so well with this pretty teal paper as an accent. I aslo used some Shimmerz Paints Snow Storm spray mist.

I knew I wanted to have 3 clusters on this layout so when I cut out my files this time around I cut out 2 of the half spider webs. They worked perfectly as a base for each cluster.

I love using multiple photos and this cut file helped me cluster the photos along with the file on a grid and it looks so perfect!

I LOVE the font of the word ‘BOO’, but since this layout wasn’t really about Max being scared or scaring anyone I decided to not focus on it as part of the title. I did want to use sequins to outline each letter though. Sequins make everything better! 🙂

You can watch my process video below. Thank you so much for stopping by! Are you getting in the fall/Halloween mood and starting to scrap with these themes? We’d love to see your layouts over on the facebook group!