Happy Halloween | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new Halloween themed layout. I chose the awesome Happy Halloween title cut file enlarging it slightly in the Silhouette Studio software and cutting it out from light blue cardstock for something a little different.

Happy Halloween cut file

I teamed the cut file with the Goosebumps collection by Pretty Little Studio, backing the Happy word with one patterned paper and the Halloween word with another. I then adhered the cut file to a grid style patterned paper background. I tucked my photo in to the top right of the cut file overlapping the Halloween word at the bottom.

On the web part of the cut file, I layered a colourful web die-cut and a punched out circle word on top of the web using foam tape. I added a few enamel dots around the page and also some stickers and phrases to help tell the story. I love to overlap embellishments on top of cut files as it draws focus and adds interest.

I kept the embellishing fairly simple on this layout as I felt the cut file makes a great statement on my page and I did not want to cover it up. A Halloween page would not be complete without a spider added, the die-cut one at the top of the page fits in so well as it balances with the web at the bottom of the cut file.

Do you normally document Halloween? If so make sure you check out the CUT to YOU store for all the amazing Halloween cut files for your crafting!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Make your move | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey scrappy friends,

I’m up today sharing my latest CTY layout using one of our new Chess cut files…. For a layout about skateboarding 😂😂

I started this project by altering the Cut File slightly by erasing the chess pieces, and then proceeded to cut it out of white card stock.

I then backed the open words using one piece of patterned paper. To make the cut file pop off the page a little more, I inked around the edges in black and then popped it up on foam tape.

I tucked the bottom of my photo under the ‘M’ on move. I find I do this on a lot of my pages where I use titles, I feel it connects the two largest elements on the page.

I created embellishment clusters to the bottom right of the cut file, the top left of the photo and the top right of the page. My spreading them out like this, it creates a visual triangle that captures the Cut File within it, which helps to create flow and focus on the page.

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you pop by the shop and grab yourself a Cut File today!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Trick Or Treat | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a spooky Halloween layout featuring the Trick or Treat cut file.

Trick or Treat cut file

I enlarged the design slightly in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out from black cardstock. I then took some papers from the Hey Pumpkin collection by Crate Paper and backed both words with the black and white spot paper and the letter ‘R’ in the stripe paper.

Once I had finished backing the spaces of the cut file, I added craft foam underneath the whole cut file. I then adhered it to a patterned paper background.  I love the dimension and shadows this adds to my layout. I decided to add my 2 small photos on top of the web part of the cut file and added a few small embellishments here also. The ’31’ chipboard I placed in the centre and on top of the ‘R’ I added a cute tag and some other smaller Halloween embellishments.

I added a few small puffy stickers to the words Trick and Treat and also fussy cut a pumpkin out from patterned paper.

Do you document Halloween? The CUT to YOU online store has some awesome Halloween designs so make sure you check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog, I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy creating!

Happy Day | Tamara Buckler

Hey hey CTY friends!

Up on the blog today sharing my latest layout for Cut to You, and this time I’m using the Happy Day Title Cut File, but for a Halloween page!!

I don’t usually scrap Halloween, and up until the last few years we haven’t actually celebrated Halloween at all. But I finally relented and let my daughters trick or treat, and now I have photos to scrap! To find my inspiration, I have played along with this month’s CSI Challenge #369.

I have channeled the very traditional Halloween colours for the case file, cutting it in black card stock and using orange, purple and black patterned papers when backing my Cut File.

I added some mixed media to the background to pull in more elements from the inspiration piece and then popped the whole Cut File up on foam.

To finish off my page, I added a few embellishments clusters, and that was that. The Cut File literally did all of the work for me!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out the Halloween Cut Files over at the shop this month.

Big Loves, Tam xo

XOXO | Love Heart Rows cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new love themed layout featuring the Love Heart Rows cut file!

Love Heart Rows cut file

I cut the Love Heart Rows cut file out from white cardstock and then began backing each of the rows with different patterned papers from the Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper. Once the cut file was all backed I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to a grid patterned paper background. I love the dimension and shadows this adds to my page.

I decided to add my photo, title and most of the embellishments in the centre row of hearts horizontally, this meant that most of the cut file was not covered up after spending so much time backing it! I placed my photo over to the left slightly and added just a few small embellishments on the left.

As there was a bit of room on the right of the photo, I added some larger embellishments here like the handmade fabric heart from Charm’s Creations, a die cut and the title too. I also tucked in a flair button right near the title that helps tell the story.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy creating!

Sweet Girl|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Rose Garden Frame cut file.

I decided to have a play with my cut file this week. I didnt just back it. I decided to add ink and Nuvo Drops to the centers to pop up the demension and interest. I also backed part of the cut files with vellum for added interest. And then popped the whole thing up with foam tape.

Sometimes I like to keep my cut files simple and sometimes I like to have a play with them and add extra dimension and detail. It’s part of the reason that I love cutfiles,you can keep them simple or add lots of details- the choice is yours.This was one I really wanted to play with.

I added a bit of mixed media to my background and kept the design fairly simple so the photo and cut file pop! I have a process video showing all of the details and design choices. You can head over to my channel and check it out!

Which cut file do you think would be amazing with some added depth and dimension? Head over to the SHOP and take a peek!

Have A Lovely Day!

Do all things with love | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today to share my latest layout for CTY. To create my page I have used our Book Stack Cut File to scrap an older school photo of my girls.

I am playing along with this months CSI Challenges and have drawn from Case File #368 for inspiration for my page. I was inspired by the ‘school vibes’ of the case file, and also chose to draw on the pastel colours for inspiration.

I cut the file from white card stock and used a variety of patterned papers to back the spine and covers of the books. I then used some notebook paper to back the ‘pages’ of books, and I love that this gives the file a different texture, much like you see with real books. I added foam tape behind the patterned papers to pop the file up from the page.

I have focussed the design of my page on the bottom half of my layout, laying my photo over the edge of the cut file, and clustering and tucking embellishments around these two elements. I really feel like this keeps the focus on the story of the page, even without adding any journaling.

I really love how this came together, and as always am grateful that I get to play with these amazing Cut Files to tell our stories. Gwen has released some amazing bundle deals over in the shop, so if you have back to school photos to scrap, make sure you check them out.

Until next time, Big Loves,

Tam xo

Make Your Move | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this fun layout featuring the ever so cool “Make Your Move” cutfile. I decided to use this cutfile for a putt putt adventure so I chose to save the chess pieces for another day.

You can see here that I added some heavy stitching around my background as well as used a contrasting patterned paper from the Simple Stories “Safe Travels” collection. I love how the pieces nestled right into the cutfile. There are so many fab new cutfiles in the Cut To You shop!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping, Shannon

This is the good life | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY peeps!

I’m up on the blog today sharing a fun summery page using the Daffodil Posie cut file from the Cut to You shop.

I have kept things pretty simple with the Cut File on this layout, and have just backed each section with patterned papers. I have used a yellow for the large daffodils, which totally makes them pop, and pink for the remaining flowers.

Once I had backed the whole file, I then popped the it all up on foam tape, which has allowed me to tuck my photo in underneath.

I have layered up some embellishments on top of the florals to create my title and really emphasise the focal point created by the Cut File.

I love the fun summery vibes I was able to create with this page, but the Daffodil Posie file is so versatile you could you it for any occasion.

I hope you find time to create this week!

Big loves, Tam xo

ABC | School Books cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new school themed layout featuring the awesome School Books cut file! I have had this photo printed of my eldest son leaving Year 6 for the very last time for so long that he is now in Year 10! It was time to get it documented! I created this layout inspired by the CSI challenge number #368.

School Books cut file

The School Books cut file was perfect for this page, I cut it out from white cardstock and backed it with a fairly busy patterned paper. For the ABC part of the cut file, I chose to back the letters and the book mark with a red marble look paper. I did then add some old alphas from my stash right over the top of the letters in the cut file.

Once the cut file was backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to another sheet of white cardstock. I did tuck in a few papers and stickers above and below the cut file to make it look like a messy desk with an open book laid out on top. I think I managed to achieve that! I trimmed a more solid coloured paper down a little to layer underneath my photo, this helps to ground the photo on the cut file. I adhered my photo on the left of the cut file, this is the perfect space to add your photo with this cut file design! I layered the days of the week die cut across the bottom of my photo.

I added lots more school themed embellishments to help tell the story…these were mainly stickers with a few wood epoxy buttons too. I added a small journaling spot right above the ABC and wrote down the date and school so in years to come, if anyone is looking at this page they can hopefully make sense of who it is and when! Once I had finished journalling and embellishing, I trimmed down the white cardstock and took my notebook edge paper punch and punched a border on the white cardstock…I love this look for a school themed page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today to see my project! I hope I have inspired you to get yourself some school related cut files from the CUT to YOU online store?! They are amazing to work with and before you know it you will have a page done!

Happy creating!