Hi again CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout share for the month with the lovely ‘Floral Edge Set’ cut file that can be found in the shop here. It was perfect to go with the photos documenting our walks at lunchtime while my husband and I have both been working from home.
I cut the cut file twice in white cardstock and made sure it was wide enough to fit across the layout as I wanted to use it as a border along the top and bottom edge of my photos. I paired it with the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection as the colours matched my photos really well and there was some cute ephemera that was perfect to help document my story.
I backed the cut file with some of the plainer colours from the patterned papers. This time I didn’t use foam pads to raise the backing as I wanted the edge of them to sit under my photos.
I picked the lovely ochre patterned paper to use as my background as that really made the cut file pop. I trimmed it down and distressed the edges and then stuck onto a white cardstock frame.
I added the two floral edge cut files using some foam pads to raise the outer edges to add some dimension. I then added my four photos that were mounted on some of the coordinating papers. I added one of the cut apart cards as I thought the words were perfect to use as my title ‘See The Magic All Around You’.
Then I added some of the lovely matching ephemera along the top and bottom of the title card. I couldn’t resist adding some of those pretty layered butterflies!
At the top and bottom of the layout I tore a piece of the patterned paper and folded it back and added a few cross stitches to hold it in place. This just helped to add some balance to the central element of the layout. And finally I just added some journaling and I was done!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to pop on over and see the latest October releases as well as all the other lovely cut files in the CUT to YOU shop…. and if you want to receive a free cut file each month then just sign up here to receive the monthly newsletter!
Hi CUT to YOU fans, I can’t believe that today I am sat here with the heating on yet just over three weeks ago we were walking on a beach in Norfolk in flip flops and short sleeves…. as I live in the UK and are now into autumn it’s no surprise really!
Anyway I’m here with a layout using one of the older cut files that I have had cut just waiting to use… it’s called ‘Scallop Banners’ and can be found here in the shop. I thought they would be perfect with the lovely new Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Daydream’ collection so painted twelve of them in different shimmery paints to match the collection.
I created my background with a patterned paper that I stuck down to another piece of coordinating patterned paper that I had gutted to make a frame. I distressed the edges and made a few tears on each side that I then folded back, this just creates some added texture which I like. I then stitched the painted cut files to the patterned background paper with gold thread.
As I do like to create dimension on my layouts I curled up the edges of each scalloped banner and I really like how this looks!
I added a photo that I had mounted onto three different patterned papers, again distressing the edges….
I added three embellishment clusters to the left and top right of my photo, and the third below my title.
To finish off I added a title and my journaling just beneath the photo.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see more of the fab cut files along with the new October releases! Don’t forget that you get a free cut file every month if you sign up to the newsletter and you can do that here.
Hi again CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with my second layout for the month using another of the fab new September releases…. I loved the Rocket cut file and initially was going to use it with some pics of my nephews however once I got started decided that it was going to be perfect for one of my lovely husband! You can find the Rocket cut file here in the CUT to YOU store.
I cut the rocket and stars out in white cardstock and then backed them with some patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ collection that I still have in my stash. I used foam pads when attaching the patterned papers to add dimension as that is probably my favourite technique when using cut files!
You can see I backed the star cut files with stars from one of the patterned papers, then added a swoosh from one of the striped patterned papers in the matching colour as I thought it created what looked like movement coming from the shooting star.
Once the rocket and stars were all backed I stuck them down to my background which is a very old October Afternoon paper that I have hung onto as I knew it would come in use one day!
I then added my black and white photo that I layered up with five different coordinating papers that I had , I stuck it down with foam pads on the top edge only so that I could tuck in the bottom edge just under the cut file. I tucked in a few stickers and a ticket from the matching ephemera.
Finally I added a title using the word ‘LOVE’ from the coordinating title pack, I mounted this to some of the yellow patterned paper so that it stood out more against the white cardstock of the cut file. Then I cut up some of the words to get the letters ‘Y’, ‘O’ and ‘U’ and stuck them down directly to the layout. I finished off with the sticker saying ‘To the moon and back’.
At this point I decided it needed something else on the background, so added some little stars that I stitched with silver thread, this just added the extra texture that it needed and I was happy!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU store to see all of the fabulous cut files available and if you want to receive a FREE cut file each month then subscribe to the newsletter here…. see you all next month!
Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my first layout for the month using one of the lovely new Sept releases and I just had to use this one with all the cute hanging hearts! It’s called ‘Heart Drop’ and can be found here in the CUT to YOU store….
I cut the ‘Heart Drop’ cut file in white cardstock and then backed all the hearts with some lovely bright patterned papers from Paige Evans ‘Go the Scenic Route’ collection that I raised up on foam pads to add dimension as I love that on my layouts!
Then I added pink, orange and turquoise paint to my background as I wanted the cut file to stand out from the plain white cardstock. To add my colours I used the packaging technique, drying with a heat gun between colours so they didn’t blend into each other, and then finished off with lots of paint splatters flicked with a small paintbrush.
I attached my white cardstock background to a coordinating patterned paper frame and then stitched around the edge with pink and turquoise thread.
My two photos are mounted on patterned paper and then stuck down to the top of the cut file using foam pads on the top edge only. I tucked in some matching ephemera around the photos.
I added some chipboard and enamel hearts to echo the hearts in the cut file, and some butterflies from the matching ephemera.
To finish off I added a title using the bright matching alpha and some journaling.
Thank you for stopping by this month! Don’t forget to check out all the rest of the fab new Sept releases in the CUT to YOU shop.
Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with my second layout for the month using a fab background cut file called Herringbone which you can find here in the CUT to YOU shop.
Now when I cut this design I didn’t plan to use it as a diamond background, it just happened by accident and when I saw it I loved how it looked so it went from there!
I backed each herringbone row with a different patterned paper from the Pink Paislee ‘5th & Monaco’ collection. For my background I trimmed some white cardstock to 11″ x 11″, distressed the edges and mounted it onto a bright coloured patterned paper frame. Then I stuck down my backed cut file using foam tape to add dimension.
I added my photo which had been mounted onto some coordinating patterned paper and layered it up with some tags and a cut apart sentiment from one of the patterned papers. I added gold thread to both of the tags and then wrote my journaling on to the back of one of the tags.
I added embellishments around the photo using matching word stickers, ephemera and puffy stickers.
Then I just needed to break up the white edges of the cut file as they didn’t pop enough so used a black scalloped edge sticker on each side of the cut file along with more floral ephemera, word stickers and puffy stickers.
I finished off with a black glossy title ‘Love You’ as it was perfect for my photo of my husband and I on a day out for my birthday!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see more of the fab cut files along with the new August releases! Don’t forget that you get a free cut file every month if you sign up to the newsletter and you can do that here.
Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei with you today sharing my layout using a funky floral cut file called Spring Tulip that you can find here in the shop. I’ve been wanting to use it for a while and as I had this photo of me and my husband visiting some local gardens for my birthday thought it would be perfect!
I wanted the cut file to be the main feature so cut it out large enough from white cardstock so that it would fill my layout. I then backed it with some lovely bright patterned papers which really make it pop!
Then I decided that I wanted to add a border to the white cut file so that it stood out from my white cardstock background so I drew around it and cut out a base from a coordinating soft pink paper that I then stitched with black thread… now it really stood out well!
I stuck the cut file onto my 11″ x 11″ white cardstock that I had stitched using black thread to a brightly coloured patterned paper frame.
My photo is mounted onto a few coordinating patterned papers and then added to the layout by just tucking the bottom corner under the cut file.
I fussy cut some large, bright flowers and leaves that I used to embellish around my photo and in the bottom right of the layout. Then I added some puffy stickers, word stickers and sequins.
To finish off I wrote my journaling to the right of the layout using a black fine liner pen and added a small title just above my photo.
Do pop over to the shop to see all the other fab floral cut files available for you to create with…. and thanks so much for stopping by today, I’ll see you again next month!
Hi everyone! It’s CUT to YOU’s 2nd Birthday and Gwen has a month of celebrations going on including a YouTube hop with some fab Guest Designers, a bunch of new cut files, and two fun challenges with prizes to be won!
My first layout for the month uses one of the brand new cut files called Star Trio that can be found here in the shop.
I also played along with the Moodboard Challenge that was full of pretty pinks, pops of black and lots of fun images to be inspired by! Anyone can join in as long as you use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout, then add your layout to the relevant album in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group to be in with a chance to win a prize pack! Entries close 10th August 2020.
Now when I started my layout I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do other than I wanted to cut out lots of the stars and paint them all! I painted them while they were still on the Silhouette mat as that makes it easier. I also added some white and gold splatters, then let them dry before removing them from the mat. Then I stitched each one onto the white cardstock background with gold thread.
This was mounted onto a bright pink patterned paper frame and also stitched with gold thread.
I added a square photo that I mounted onto some patterned paper and white tissue paper. Then added lots of coordinating embellishments along the bottom of the photo including ephemera flowers, hearts and tags, a pink tassel, flair badge, puffy hearts and gold twine.
My title was stuck to some of the bright pink patterned paper so that it stood out from the background.
My journaling is on one of the two tags that I popped behind my photo.
I added more gold splatters to the entire layout and then lots of pretty pale pink sequins to finish off.
I hope you are inspired by my layout, do make sure you check out all of the other fab creations by the Design Team as well as our Guest Designers for this month’s birthday celebrations! You can find lots more details on Gwen’s blog post here…
Hi everyone! I’m back with a second layout for June using a cut file that I have had cut for some time and just hadn’t got round to using! It’s called ‘Doodle Frames Background’ and you can see it here in the CUT to YOU shop.
I decided to paint each of the frames a different colour to match the Crate Paper ‘Sweet Story’ collection that I wanted to use. I used some pretty, shimmery paints that I have in my stash that matched perfectly!
Then using foam pads for dimension I backed each of the frames with a different patterned paper (except the one that my photo was going on).
I stuck the frames down to the patterned paper background that I had already stitched around with gold thread and splattered with white paint. I added my small square photo and mounted it on foam pads to give dimension.
Then I just added a mix of matching ephemera, chipboard stickers and stickers to embellish the frames.
To finish off I added my title into the long oblong frame and some journaling in the space at the bottom left of the layout.
Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to see lots more fab cut files, along with the latest June releases! And if you want to receive a free cut file every month make sure you subscribe here so you don’t miss out!
Hi everyone! It’s Kirei here with a layout using one of the older cut files called ‘Squiggle’ which is available here in the CTY shop. I love the randomness of this design and decided to cut it into two pieces to create a diagonal effect across the layout. I’m going for a ‘white on white’ effect to give the layout a subtle background but by still adding texture. Have a look at Gwen’s blog post on ’30 Ways to use Cut Files on your Scrapbook Layouts’ as ‘white on white’ features at #6, and if you are looking for new idea’s there are loads more!
I stuck the cut file down directly to the white cardstock but only used glue in some areas as I didn’t want it to be totally flat.
I snipped off one of the squiggles and added it on it’s own to fill the gap I had.
I layered my photo onto a few pieces of patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘More than Words’ and ‘Love Always’ (not that I’m hoarding them at all!) and lightly distressed the edges. Then I added it to the layout using foam pads to give dimension.
I then used some coordinating ephemera, enamel hearts, wood veneers, vellum ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish around the photo. I clustered them together by colour… yellow and pink.
There are lot’s more fab cut file designs in the CUT to YOU shop along with some new June releases which are equally great… it’s hard to decide which one to use next! If you don’t already subscribe then pop over here and sign up as you get a free cut file each month!
Hi everyone, Kirei here with my second layout for the month and this time I used two of the fab new May cut files… called ‘Homemade Happiness’ and ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ that are available now in the CUT to YOU shop! Now I don’t bake normally and am not a fancy cook but during lockdown I have been trying out new recipes and decided I needed to bake my husband’s favourite chocolate flapjacks! Nothing fancy but a big deal for me as I just wouldn’t normally do it…. so they had to make it onto a layout and these cut files where just perfect!
I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Noteworthy’ collection as I love the colours but better still there was a cute little bakery shop in the ephemera pack which was perfect to go with the two baking themed cut files!
For my background I picked a pretty yellow gingham patterned paper, then cut a curved strip from the top and bottom of the layout. I distressed the cut edges then backed the top and bottom with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file title.
I cut the ‘Homemade Happiness’ cut file title twice, from one of the patterned papers and from white cardstock as I wanted to combine the two. I filled in the ‘HAPPINESS’ letters with the ones I cut from the white cardstock, this helped it stand out more against my yellow gingham check background. I stuck it down with foam pads as wanted to add some dimension.
Then I cut the ‘Bakers Gonna Bake’ oven glove also from white cardstock and backed it with a pretty floral patterned paper. I attached it straight to the background but only in the centre as I curved the edges of the oven glove for more dimension. Then I added a small wooden enamel button to make it look like the oven glove was hung on it.
To finish off I added three small photos that I backed with a coordinating patterned paper, these are stuck down flat on the bottom edge and raised on foam pads at the top edges.
I finished off with some cute ephemera, puffy stickers and enamel dots to the right of my photos, and as a cluster at the bottom of the layout… love the little bakery!
To see more of the fab new releases don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop and if you haven’t already then come and join in with the inspiration and chat over at the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page!