Happy Days | Belinda Jane

Hello creative friends! I’m delighted to be sharing my second project for the month with you today. This time I wanted to show you how you can get two layouts from one cut file by utilising both the cut file and the negative piece. And for this I knew I wanted to use one of the fabulous KIT to YOU products.

If you’re not already familiar with the KIT to YOU products, you can read all about them here.

I used the String Art Circle Cut File + Kit to create this first layout really quickly and easily by following the instructions laid out in the kit PDF. I used supplies from my own stash, and of course added a little of my own personal touch to complete the page.

Then I used the negative from the String Art Circle Cut File to create this gorgeous layout. Aside from  providing me with a really impactful background to begin with, by using the negative (or offcuts) I also minimised wastage of cardstock.

To help the pieces really pop off the pretty floral background paper, I added some light pink hand stitching around each piece. The larger pieces I adhered to the background with some adhesive foam, the smaller pieces were glued down with wet adhesive.

I added some simple patterned paper layers behind my photo. My journalling was typed onto a 3×4 card and layered on top of another patterned 3×4 card. I added some interest to my title by choosing to use two complimentary fonts.

I created a small cluster of layered elements on the top right hand side of my page, and on the left hand side of my photo. And to finish off, I scattered around some really pretty translucent enamel dots in complimentary colours.

I am SO pleased with how this layout turned out. And I loved being able to get more “bang for my buck” by creating two layouts from just one cut file.

If you’d like to see how I created this page in more detail, please check out my process video below.

Sweet Smile

Hey everyone, Michelle here today sharing a new layout using a Kit To You file and the Bloom Street collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans. This fun geometric design is perfect for boy layouts, but somehow I ended up doing a very girly layout!

I used the negative pieces of the cut file to create a background for my layout. After I added all the pieces, I stitched the layout with my sewing machine. It created a real fun effect.

With a beautiful background like this there’s no need for a lot of embellishment. Just a few simple pieces and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunny & Bright | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share with a Kit To You cut file. When I cut out this file, I had planned on doing a boy layout but it was so pretty with these papers my whole planned changed within minutes!

This was such a simple way to use a cut file. I just used the pattern paper as is and glued it to the back. I usually would have cut out every piece with different papers but I really like how the striped paper looked.

This cut file is very versatile. It could be used for any type of layout. I’m going to use it again for a Christmas layout!

This was a quick and easy way to use a cut file. I then just needed to add some embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Live In Wonder

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using a Kit To You file and the February Hip Kit. This cut file is so gorgeous I may have to use it over and over!

I backed all the flowers of this cut file with the same multi colored paper. I love how even though the pattern repeats itself, it all looks different just because of the colors.

I then used a green paper to back up the leaves, because leave have to be green right?

I love how using a cut file can make such an elegant background!

Thanks for stopping by!

SO CRAFTY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creatives! Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share. For today’s page, I’m working with one of the exclusive cut files from the KIT to YOU scrapbook kits. I wanted to show you a fresh idea with the kit still following along with the design and step x step instructions but also mixing things up a bit to create a fresh new looking page. These really are kits you can use over and over; they are made to help inspire you to use up that stash!

I’ve started the page by backing the cut file, this one is called ‘Mason Jar Bouquet‘. For this, I’ve used the Simple Stories ‘Hey Crafty Girl’ collection. I love the fresh colours in this line and I really liked the ombre stripe paper and thought it was perfect for the Jar part of the cut file. For the floral parts of the file I’ve used a selection of their spotty patterns, and some bright green for the leaves.

Below you can see the details in the cut file design. I made sure to choose a pattern paper that was bright and quite a saturated tone as I didn’t want to lose any of these pretty details. I’ve simply glued the file to the pattern paper and then fussy cut around the edge.

Next, I have mounted my photo in the same pretty orange/pink tone and stitched around the edge. I’ve positioned the cut file and my photo onto my background so it is now time to add in the embellishments.

This collection is for documenting all things crafty and I’ve really run with that. Keeping with the original design of the page from the kit, I’ve created a cluster near the bottom right-hand corner of my photo. To do this, I’ve really just auditioned various elements until I was happy with how it all looked. I decided to add in my title here, it worked really well layered across my photo.

I’ve also added details around the neck of the jar (similar to the kit) and some above my photo. You might notice that the placement of the title is different, I’ve just switched a few elements to suit. It really does give a totally different look to your page with very little changes from the kit instructions.

This page came together super fast with the help of a plan from the kit. As I mentioned, all I really changed up was the colours of the pattern papers and the embellishment types to suit the theme of my page. I’ve switched out a few of the elements and created a fresh new design. You really do not need to re-invent the wheel every time you create a page.

I hope this inspires you to get working with the KIT to YOU kits, and your cut files… they really are so fun to work with.

Until next time,

Born to be a dreamer | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today sharing a new layout using a Kit To You cut file and the Horizon collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans! This cut file was so much fun to work with, I mean who doesn’t love rainbows right?

I added a lot of hand stitching to this cut file. I used coordinating colors on the rainbow and multi colored thread on the clouds.

Of course I had to use yellow thread on the sunshine. This is such a pretty cut file, I might have to use it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bloom | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using a KIT TO YOU file! I fell in love with these mason jar flower vases when I saw them. They were so much fun to work with!

I cut the file 3 times, one large one, then I flipped the file and cut out 2 smaller ones. I wanted the jars to be teal green, the Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio had the perfect colors!

I love creating soft and feminine layouts. These florals are absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be Still | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle Gallant here today with my first layout as a CUT To YOU design team member! Did you all get a chance to see the blog post yesterday? If not go take a peek! CUT To YOU will be releasing cut file scrapbooking kits KIT To YOU every month. I will be working with these exclusive cut files to show you that these files can also be used to create something different than what’s in the kit. They each include an exclusive cut file, full step x step instructions, product list including recommended substitutes so you can shop your stash AND a sketch! Fun right? This month I’m working with the ‘Roses and Wreath‘ Kit.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love florals. Especially floral cut files. Look at the gorgeous one in this month’s kit!

I love backing cut files with pretty pattern paper. For this layout I used the She’s Magic collection from Dear Lizzy. I also used a flair button from A Flair For Buttons.

I also added some stitching under the flowers to create the circle of the wreath.

When you have a beautiful cut file like this you really don’t have to do much to your layout. The cut file did all the work!

Make you pop over to the shop here, and get your hands on the new KIT to YOU scrapbook kits! Thanks for stopping by! You can also see more info about what’s in the kit here.


Introducing… KIT TO YOU

Hey Creatives,

Gwen on the blog today for a very special share…a project that has been on my mind for some time now, in fact, I registered the domain more than a year ago!! I have been quietly working away in the background on this and I’m so excited that the day is FINALLY here!

Love creating but not sure where to start? New to working with cut files? Need a little direction or inspiration to get the most out of your creative time?

Are you going on retreat and looking for an ‘all in one’ project to work on?… I sure can help.

At KITtoYOU you will find unique Scrapbooking Kits for all kinds of Cut File lovers. Available as Digital downloads OR as Custom Cut files shipped Internationally. Each kit includes an EXCLUSIVE cut file only available as part of the kit and so much more!

What’s in my Kit?

Our kits start with a professionally designed Scrapbook layout with the focus on your precious photos and include the following:

  • High-quality images including several close-ups so you can really see the details in the page.
  • Easy to follow Step x Step instructions with FULL measurements… no more guessing placement based on the photo.
  • A unique sketch for the layout design. Use it as a template for making similar designs with your stash.
  • Full product list including brand and paper names, embellishment details for EVERY element.
  • Suggested substitutes for shopping your stash; use what you have!
  • Exclusive cut file designs in JPG and PNG format in a .zip file – Also available CUSTOM CUT version for those without electronic die-cutting machines.
  • Multipage colour PDF with everything you need to know.
  • Access to our creative community if you need any help!

Available right now in the CUT to YOU store! For more info be sure to visit www.kittoyou.com.au or send me a message, I’d be more than happy to help.