Oh So Happy|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!

I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.

I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .

I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.

I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Create | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like forever since I have shared a page with you! Today I’m back to share a fun layout using the Create Title Cut File.

I have gone for high impact and lots of contrast with this page. I started by cutting the Cut File from black cardstock, and then backing it with a rainbow of patterned papers. Backing the file took quite a bit of time – so I suggest if you can use your cutting machine to cut the inside pieces out – I would!

I popped the Cut File up on some fun foam, and adhered it to the middle of my white card stock. I then layered some patterned paper behind my photo and mounted it to the right hand side of the cut file.

I was mindful not to over embellish the page, as I didn’t want to take away the impact of the Cut File. So I tucked a fussy cut floral piece around my photo, added a Charms Creations heart and popped a little flair badge on top (excuse the little rude word 🙊).

I added a bit of subtitle to my page, making the whole title say ‘create a life you love’. I thought this was particularly apt considering this photo was taken on my first day of working from home during COVID lockdown.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are all doing well. Make sure you pop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out the latest release files, I can’t want to share these with you in the coming weeks!

Big Loves, Tam x

And So The Adventure Begins | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone,

It’s Tarrah back with you on the CUT to YOU blog! Today I have a new layout to share inspired by the CSI Challenges case file no. #327. If you know me, you will know that I absolutely LOVE to travel. I have been very fortunate to have traveled a fair bit already so I have lots of memories to document.

Each month CUT to YOU sponsors the challenges over at CSI, there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so make sure you check all the case files out, I am sure you will find something to inspire you and get creating!

Case File No. 327

I was inspired by the travel theme and the colours of this case file. I chose to cut out the awesome ‘ADVENTURE BEGINS’ cut file from white cardstock first. I then backed the openings of the block letters in red cardstock. I then added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered it down to the plain white cardstock background. As I was constructing my layout, you can see in my close up photo below that I decided to make the word ‘Begin’ stand out more so I inked the word in black ink. As this word has the washi tape underneath it, I am glad I chose to ink the word.

Adventure Begins cut file

Title cut files like this one are great as they pretty much decide the design of your page for. As there was the space on the right of the title, this was the perfect place to add my photo and the layers under my photo. I used some red and black striped pockets for my layers and also a small Kraft envelope.

I added some travel wood veneer pieces including the globe one over the top of the ‘O’ in ‘So’. I also added a super cute red peg, a black arrow paper clip, a red resin star and a black and white fabric bow. On the right of my photo, I added a Charm’s handmade fabric star and layered a travel flair over the top of the star.

Lastly I added a few travel phrase stickers and a date tab at the top of the red and white stripe pocket at the top. I also trimmed down the white cardstock and framed the entire layout with a Kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Make sure you check out all the AMAZING cut files in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy creating!

Best Buds | Raechelle Bellus

Hi y’all! I tend to gravitate towards the floral designs, so selecting the super fun July 2020 Circles Sliced Background cut file was a little out of my comfort zone, but I have to say that I love how this layout turned out!

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I just had to use this file as soon as I saw it and once I decided upon a photo and the paper, everything fell togther easily.

My son-in-law recently took my granddaughter fishing and this photo of their special moments caught my heart.

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I pulled in the fish theme as well as colors from the photo. Adding several patterns keeps this layout fun and interesting.

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I added some die cuts to create some visual interest and to add dimension.

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Some clear thread creates an illusion of fishing line which adds to the overall theme of the page.

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Keeping the photo matting simple by using two layers of vellum is a simple way to add focus to the photo, but doesn’t distract from all the patterns.

I hope you step out of your comfort zone with your next cut file purchase! The end result just might turn out to be one of your favorites, just as this is mine.

Check out the CTY store for all the fabulous files.

See you next month!

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Happy Play | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Triangle Banners cut file! This cut file is a free one only included the newsletter so make sure you are subscribed!

I started out by cutting out the banner cut file from white cardstock. I then chose a few bright and happy patterned papers to back the triangle banners with. Once the banners were all backed, I machine stitched along the tops of the banners using white thread.

I wanted the banners to pop up off the page so I added craft foam underneath. I chose a plain black cardstock background for something different, I arranged the banners how I liked them on the page and then adhered them. You will notice I also included 2 white tiny pegs at the top left and the bottom right. The great thing with this banner cut file is the banners are all joined so its easy to place on your page!

I added a cardstock frame over the top of my photo and adhered it down with craft foam. I created a focal point with the photo over to the right of the page, I added some embellishments here and the title is under the photo also.

The super cute tiny black and white bow I have had for the longest time! I was so glad to be able to add this to my page! I created two other smaller embellishment clusters on the page also, I kept these small as I did not want to cover up all the banner goodness!

Lastly I added the date stamp and some splatters of white mist to my page. I love how the bright colours and the triangle banners look against the black!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! Don’t forget that to receive free cut files each month, you need to be subscribed to the newsletter, you can subscribe here.

Happy creating!

Together | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.

I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.

I then used the new TN Circles Sliced Cut File, cutting it in black cardstock and mounting on foam tape.

For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.

I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.

To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.

Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!

Big Loves, Tam xx

Delightful Roses | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone and happy 2nd birthday CUT to YOU!!!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout inspired by the gorgeous July Mood Board challenge. I was inspired by the pink (of course) and the gorgeous roses/petals in the top section. I have used the stunning new Fern Posey cut file on my page today!

The gorgeous Fern Posey cut file

The photo I am documenting is of a gorgeous rose from my Mum’s garden with a super cute grasshopper on top! Perfect photo for the mood board (mood board inspiration picture is below)

In the close up photo below you can see the photo with the rose and grasshopper on my layout. I cut the Fern Posey cut file from white cardstock and then chose a pretty pink paper to back all the floral parts. I left the greenery parts plain without any paper behind them.

Once I had finished backing the flowers, I put craft foam underneath and arranged it on my chosen background paper how I liked it, I slightly rotated it from the original cut file design photo.

I tucked in my photo over on the right hand side of the page and added a few embellishments here also. I even added a set of books to the right of my photo just like the books in the mood board! My title is Delightful Roses, made up of a small sticker and some pink alphabet stickers. I added the title under the photo and also added one of the gorgeous layered butterflies near the title.

The good part about raising a cut file up from the background is that it then gives you cute places to tuck embellishments in and around. Some of the flower die-cuts and stickers fit perfectly by doing this.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. I hope you have a chance to join in with our mood board challenge for July. By joining in, you go into a random draw to win free cut files!

Happy creating!

Cousin Squad/Sara Scraps

Hello! Sara here with you today. I have a fun layout to share with you featuring the Cousin Squad cut file. I have been waiting to use this one for a while now! I am the oldest of 7 siblings so I have lots of cousin pages to do! This photo is special to me because it is the last time ALL my neices and nephews were together for a group picture.

I started with the title piece. I backed each letter with patterned paper. Then I used about 1001 foam squares to pop the title up.

I added florals onto the title to make it truly part of the layout. This allows the flowers to weave in and around both the photos and title seamlessly.

This layout is simple in design and execution but it packs a powerful, colorful punch! I love how all the colors pop off of the white cardstock! You can see all the details of this layout on my YouTube channel too! Id love to see you give this layout design a try.

White cardstock, an amazing title from the shop HERE, and and lots of pretty flowers are really all you need!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Happy Anniversary | Belinda Jane

Hello creative friends! I’m so excited to be sharing my first layout with you today. I was inspired by the 2nd Year in Business Mood Board challenge to scrapbook a photo of the stunning bouquet of flowers I received from my husband on our first wedding anniversary.

 

I’ve used the gorgeous Chevron Bouquet cut file as the main feature for the background of my layout.

 

I created some soft and textured elements on my white background using mixed media. I then matted the white background onto some pink patterned paper and added a stitched border using my sewing machine. I manipulated the Chevron Bouquet cut file in my software to remove about half of the frame and cut it out in two different sizes. I adhered these to the top left and bottom right of my page to frame and draw the eye towards my photo.

Using papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio I created a fairly simple layered matte for my photo, finished with some soft layers of white tissue paper.  I created some beautiful layered clusters along each side of my photo using some elements from Cocoa Vanilla Studio along with some really soft and delicate die cut layers using the Floral Bouquet, Posey Duo, Leaf Duo and Lots of Leaves cut files available in the CUT to YOU shop.

I added journalling in strips below my photo and created a title using some puffy gold foil alphas and a chipboard word from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I finished off the layout with a sprinkling of enamel dots around my embellishment clusters.

If you’d like to see how I created this layout, please be sure to check out my process video below.

Summer Days | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone, it’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring the awesome Summer Days cut file title and some of the cute elements from the Summer Page Builder cut file. My layout share today is inspired by CSI challenge Case No. 322. CUT to YOU is one of the sponsors for the CSI challenges, so why not join in to be in the running to win free cut files?!

CSI Case No. 322

CUT to YOU Summer Days title

I started out by cutting the Summer Days title and the Summer page builder cut file all from white cardstock, I then backed them all with some of the pretty papers from the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper. Once they were all backed, I added foam adhesive to the bottom of them all. I chose a super cute photo of my nieces in the pink Summer gear, it was perfect for this page as the CSI inspiration photo has lots of pink. I adhered my photo in the centre of the white cardstock background with some paper layers underneath. This then allowed me to work out where my title and cloud and sun elements were going to go.

Summer Page Builder cut file

One of the other inspirations I took from the CSI inspiration image were the pieces of fruit, I just had to include the pieces of chipboard fruit to the right of my photo. I think they look really cute there! I love to layer elements over the top of the cut files, as you can see in the detail photo below, I have added some stickers to the Summer Days title. In the detail photo above I added a phrase sticker to one of the clouds and a cute flair button to the centre of the sun.

On the left side of my photo, I added a phrase die-cut with a tag tucked in and some cherry chipboard pieces, I like how these balance with the citrus fruit on the right hand side. Below the title I added a title sticker, a smaller sticker and a heart sticker too. As you can see in the detail photo below, you can see how the title popped up on foam adhesive creates some shadows and gives dimension. I love how this looks on my page. Lastly I stamped the date stamp, I trimmed down the white cardstock background and adhered the cardstock to one of the blue and white stripe patterned papers from the Sunny Days collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, make sure to check out the CUT to YOU store for all the gorgeous cut file designs that you keep forever once you purchase them once! I hope you get the chance to join in one of the CSI challenges too!

Happy creating!