Totally Awesome Wow! | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

So happy to be back with you again to share another fun layout featuring another fun cut file! For this layout I have used the Floral Camera file, which I have kept quite small, and have cut from white card stock.

I really wanted the cut file to be the focal point of my layout, particularly as I wanted to add my photo inside the lens of the camera. So I started there, popping in my photo amd then backing the file, and then working my way outwards.

I love how all the layers direct your eye toward the cut file, and even though there are a lot of colours and patterns, that this remains the focus. I thinking cutting it out in white, and adding dimensional foam underneath, also helps with this. As does using minimal embellishing.

There are quite a few similar camera cut files in the shop, and you can actually pick them up in a bundle set, which is great value for money!

Thanks for stopping by again today.

Big Loves, Tam xo

“Movie Night” | Movie Night and Popcorn | Nicole Bingaman

Hi there Cut To You family! Today I am sharing my take on the Movie Night and Popcorn cut files in the Cut To You Shop.

I wanted to do something a little different with the cut files, so instead of doing the traditional outline as the file is designed, I altered the file a bit and created solid bases for both the Movie Night and the Popcorn cut files. From there I cut out the layers that would normally be backed behind the cut pieces and instead attached them to the top of the solid bases. Some of the layers I glued directly to the base piece, and others I used foam adhesive to pop up and create some additional dimension and interest.

I also decided to pull out some black glitter paper to cut out some of the layers in the movie ticket section to add even more texture and fun.

I created the same solid style base layer for the Movie Title file and popped up the letters on top of this base layer. I also printed my journaling with white text on a black background for a unique twist to my journal strips and fit in with the colors and theme of my page.

From there I dove deep into my stash for any elements I could find that fit my theme. I found all kinds of old product that I was able to pull out and play with.
I had so much fun revisiting old supplies and creating a theme specific layout thanks to the jump start of the Movie Night and Popcorn cut files.

If you would like to learn more and watch this layout take shape, I would love for you to take a look at my process video linked below where I take you through the entire process from product selection, cut file editing, and page assembly.

Nicole Bingaman

Banner Trio | Pool Party | Nicole Bingaman

Hi there! Nicole here and I am back sharing another project using a fun summer themed cut file, Pool Party. I thought the cute little unicorn floatie would perfect to pair with some photos from a pool party we had for my son’s birthday.

I started my process by inking an entire sheet of white textured cardstock with three colors of blue ink and a wave border stencil. I also sprinkled some water all over to give it more texture and play into the water themes.

I cut the main Pool Party digital cut file out with textured white cardstock. I also cut out two of the banner pieces from the Banner Trio cut file.

Both banner pieces I backed with paper scraps in tone on tone designs. I found some older summer papers and used those to back the floatie image and the title piece to bring in some fun and vibrant colors.

After I back cut files I like to stash dive for stickers and die cuts that I tuck here and there to bring more layers and dimension to the cut files that are mostly just paper. I think this just give more interest and it’s fun to look through supplies for fun pieces to use up.

I finished the layout with computer printed journal strips popped up with foam strips and made sure to remember to stamp the date so this layout is ready to go into my 2020 album.

I have a process video linked below sharing how I created the layout and would love for you to check it out.

Happy New Year | Tamara Buckler

Hello my wonderful CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog today sharing another colourful layout, this time I’m featuring the Happy New Year cut file.

I did a bit of work to this file in Silhouette Studio before cutting it out as I didn’t want the rocket element of the cut file. I used the eraser function to ‘rub out’ the portions I didn’t want, and the point tool to tidy things up.

I then added various patterned papers behind my cut file, and then popped the whole thing up on foam. I added some gesso to the centre of my page, letting it dry before adhering my title.

I added lots of embellishments to my page, following the flow of the Cut File, and working within a loose colour on colour theme to tie in with my background.

I love the way this one came together, and I love sharing my work with you guys! Make sure you check out all the fab title files over in the shop that you could use for your next layout!

Big loves, Tam xo

Summer Fun | Beach Life and Summer Page Builder | Nicole Bingaman

Hello Cut to You crafters! I am pumped to share another project with you all today. I am definitely missing warmer summer temperatures here in the northern hemisphere and that was in my mind when I planned out my projects for March.

I combed through every single page in the Cut to You shop and selected both Beach Life and Summer Page Builder files to create a vertical stacked title area.

I went traditional and cut the files with white textured cardstock to back with fun tone on tone style pattern papers from various 6×6 paper pads.

I started my stacked title “scene” at the top with the clouds and sun from the Summer Page Builder file. I cut off the actual title piece that is included in the design file for Beach Life and used only the umbrella and beach ball portion of the file.

Moving down, I backed the title from the Summer Page Builder file with colorful papers in a rainbow order, and layered on some fun swim and beach themed icon stickers to add interest to the title area.

I cut out the “fun” section of the title three times and glued the layers together to create a thicker and more dimensional version of the piece to stand out a little bit more. I printed my journaling and cut it into strips that I then backed with foam adhesive strips.

I edited a quick process video to share a little bit more about the creation of this layout and would love for you to take a look.

2020 Holiday Card | Christmas Banner | Nicole Bingaman

Hello creative peeps, Nicole again! I am so excited to share another project this month. Today I am sharing a layout I created to document our Holiday Card for friends and family from 2020.

I paired my holiday card with a sketch that showed a lot of hand cut banner pieces. I immediately remembered the Christmas Banner Digital Cut File in the shop. Using a cut featuring cute layered banner all in one piece stepped up the dimension and interest in one step.

I cut both banners with my Cameo on white textured cardstock. I didn’t have a large enough piece of gold paper to cut the files with gold, so instead I used gold stamping ink and a dauber to color the white cardstock gold. This took the plain white outline up another notch.

I used 6×6 paper pads to back the openings in both banners. Knowing that one of the banners would be flipped and arching across the top of my photo card I made sure to be aware of any papers that featured text on them to insure that they were right side up in the finished product.

Once I had all the openings filled in, I attached the banners to the layout with liquid glue. Then I layered on lots of different products to add depth and dimension to the banners with die cuts, brads, enamel dots and stickers.

You can see the entire process in the video below, I love sharing my layouts over on YouTube and love chatting in the comments!

A Year to Remember | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps,

Thanks for joining me on the blog again today. I’m sharing with you a new layout featuring the ‘A Year to Remember’ cut file. I’m documenting my vaccination story with this page, and have used a cheeky little mask emoji Charm to help tell my story.

To fit the emoji on the page, I carefully cut the love heart away from the letters around it. I then backed the cut file with a single piece of patterned paper and popped the whole thing up on foam.

I adhered the cut file down the left hand side of a sheet of black cardtock. I love the contrast this gives with the bright title, really makes it pop. I then really focussed on tucking my photo and embellishments around the right edge of the cut file and page.

Once I had done all that, I added some stamping and splatters. Once this was all done, I felt like the cut file was getting a bit lost, so I added some doodling around the edges for a bit of extra something something. I really love how this came together!

Thanks again for stopping by 😊

Big loves, Tam xo

Hello Darling | Jamie Striplin

Hello Crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first layout as a part of the CUT to You design team! As soon as I saw the String of Bows cut file, I knew it would be perfect to document some sweet photos of my little girl!

I knew I wanted the bows to run the full length of the page, so I made sure they were about 11 inches long and then cut the out of white card stock. I backed each bow with some vellum to soften the background while still showcasing the bows. I popped the cut files up with some skinny foam tape to give it some dimension.

I matted my photos in white and some green patterned paper and then a white doily to add some extra sweetness! I finished it off with the perfect “Hello Darling” title and a few butterfly stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to check all the amazing designs in the CUT to YOU store!

XO, Jamie

One Big Adventure | Tamara Buckler

Hello again CTY peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing this fun travel themed page using the One Big Adventure title cut file. I’m documenting our little vintage caravan that we are in the process of renovating.

I started by backing the file with lots of bright patterned papers – keeping the paper the same for the word ‘BIG’ and pulling the colours from this to choose my papers for the word ‘ADVENTURE’. I was also careful here not to put papers with the same colour or pattern next to each other.

I added some gesso to my background so that the cut file popped off the page, and added foam to the back to accentuate this effect.

Once I had adhered the cut file to the page, I added my photo and some layers of patterned paper to the top left, tucking the bottom edge under the word ‘one’.

I added some cute little embellishments around the page, but didn’t go too crazy because I really just wanted to let my title shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you check all the travel themed files over in the Cut to You shop.

Big Loves, Tam xo

Hello 2020 | 12 Month Planner | Nicole Bingaman

Hey…Hi…Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here and working with this amazing crew of crafters and sharing my layouts with you all!

Today I am sharing a layout I created with the 12 Month Planner Digital Cut File. This will be the album opener for my 2020 scrapbook.

I tend to keep these simple as there is no need for journaling, and instead have fun with techniques and embellishing. When I saw the 12 Month Planner Digital Cut File in the shop I knew it would be perfect for this type of layout. The small calendar openings created mini layouts for me to focus on a photo or a little area to decorate.

I chose to go with a traditional method of using the cut file by cutting it out with white textured cardstock and then backing it with various pattern papers. I do a quick tracing in pencil of either the inside or outside of the section I want to back with paper and trim it with my detailed scissors.

I made sure to select a darker colored background paper to allow my bright die cut piece to really stand out.

I am so excited to be here and I look forward to sharing even more projects using Cut to You cut files! You can watch my entire process of putting this layout together below.