Hello Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely Cut to You friends!!

I’m back on the blog today with my first share for October. I have used the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Cut File from the recent September release.

I started by cutting this file from white card stock… I actually cut quite a few files from 1 sheet of 12×12 card… and I accidentally made a mistake and cut the top of the sun off… Oops!

I will often end up with files that aren’t perfect, but this doesn’t phase me too much as there are always ways to ‘make it work’ as Tim Gunn says! Some ways I do this is to incorporate them into my layers, cut them into smaller pieces which I then tuck into clusters, or I add them to mixed media background for added texture.

In this example, I was able to tuck the dodgy element underneath my photo stack, and voila, it’s perfect! I did decide however to paint it black with acrylic paint (before I stuck it down) as I wanted it to pop against my mixed media background. I’m so glad I took this extra step.

I love the way that the mixed media ‘fills’ the file and creates so much impact. And even though the files not backed or popped, it creates so much interest and drama just by its bold simplicity.

I also allowed the file to dictate where my embellishments went, tucking them around the title to create a nestled effect.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Big loves, Tam xo

My Disney Castle | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to check out my latest creation!

As you can see I have used the super fun “Diamonds” cut file which you can find in the store over here!

Better yet, it’s FOILED!!! I cut this file on smooth white card stock as I knew that would give the best results when I ran it through the Minc. While the cut file was still on the sticky mat I used my Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Mist and a silicone spatula to apply a smooth-ish, even coat over the whole thing. After it was completely dry I ran it through my Minc using some HOLOGRAPHIC foil!! Love, love, love!!

I chose the collections I wanted to create with before I chose my photo.
My back ground paper came from Bloom Street by Paige Evans. Then I used mostly Sparkle City by Shimelle for embellishments and to back most of the diamonds. The white paper with the rainbow raindrops came from the Bloom Street collection.

With the cut file backed and my back ground paper chosen it really was time to decide what I was going to scrapbook lol I ended up with a photo of my BIG Disney Castle LEGO set on it’s shelf in my craft room printed at about 3″x4″. And then the title. Simple and to the point! I really didn’t want to cover up too much of that fun cut file!!

With my photo and title selected and placed I added a few small embellishments. There is a rub-on, a journalling die cut and some stickers from the Sparkle City collection. My journalling was added with a grey pen and a few small silver splatters.

I really love how this page came together and am so happy that I was able to have so much of that fun, foiled cut file on display! I do have a process video for you below and I hope you enjoy!

You can find this cut file here in the store and a tonne of other back ground cut files here in the store. And, of course, the newest release (so fun!!) can be found here! Happy shopping! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again next month with my next share!

Happy scrapping!
Melinda

Home Bodies collection | Piroska Czakó-Radványi

Hi there, it’s Piroska here today with my latest share. I hope you are all doing well, and have time, energy and inspiration to create something. In these days scrapbooking has become my shelter, a place where I can forget about everything, even more than before. Besides the 12″x12″ layouts I like to document the everydays in a Traveller’s Notebook, and now in a Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters insert. The insert is 7.5″x9″, so it is perfect for using cut files in it.

And the new Home Bodies collection makes it easy to fill the pages in no time. The cut files help in designing the pages, and they just look great.

I used the Hashtag Stay Safe and the Our Street cut files as usual: cut them from smooth white cardstock and backed them with patterned paper.

I cut the Isolation Staycation cut file from patterned paper, and as I loved the left overs on my cutting mat, I decided to use them as a background on the other side of the spread.

I didn’t want to throw away the white letters that were left either, so I used my watercolours to give them some colour.

I hope I could inspire you to use the cut files also in a smaller format. Get the new cut files at the shop, and have some quiet minutes, hours just for yourself and your hobby!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Snowflake Day 4

Hello and welcome to DAY 4 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

It’s Michelle here today to share with you a page I’ve created using the Snowflake Cut File, which is available for free download today (04/12/19) and then for purchase from our Christmas collection after that.

I’ve used the Winter wonderland collection by Heidi Swapp to create this layout as I just love the colours and felt they worked well with the design of layout I was wanting to create. I resized the snowflake design within silhouette studio to 4 different sizes. 1 large piece to layer behind the photo stack and 3 individual snowflakes to ‘hang’ from the top left corner of the layout – to replicate the snowflakes our Elf created last year.

To begin the layout I cut the white cardstock down slightly and adhered to the red pattern paper then got to work creating the large photo stack. I used the larger snowflake as the base and layered a couple of pattern papers under the photos with some ephemera popping out here and there. I added some ribbon to the top of the tag and my title to the top of the photo using puffy letters and an ephemera word.

Next I adhered the smaller snowflakes to the top corner using glue dots, then added twine to each to make them look like they were hanging from the top of the layout. I added a few plain and snowflake sequins within this cluster along with a few ephemera pieces and a splattering of gold colour shine to finish it off

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: SNOWWAY at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 4th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Happy Scrapping, Michelle xx

LOVE Your Life | Rachel Lowe

Hey all Rachel here! Today I have a layout to share using the gorgeous cut file, the heart grid background

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I love this for two reasons, it is a grid design and it has a title included! I have used the new Heidi Swapp collection to create this layout.

Firstly I cut the whole cut file in white cardstock at 10×10 inches.  I the used the release compound function and separated the letters and hearts. I cut two each of the letters, one in pink and then the other in the black & white leopard paper. I slightly off set each when I added to the grid.

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Next I embellished the hearts, adding the paper heart with foam tape and then embellishing each one. I wanted my layout to have inspirational quotes to fit with the theme of my daughter.

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I next added paper pieces to the squares and continued the theme of using inspiration quotes and embellishments.

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To break up the white I added brightly coloured paper strips around the edges. You could of course add more photos to this layout, paperback behind the letters, cut in a coloured cardstock, the  creative possibilities are endless.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful creative week!

Rachel X