Sunkissed | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends! I have a new layout that was inspired by the amazing Gwen Wruck! I chose to use the Spring Garden Bed cut-file to mimic the floral piece in Gwen’s layout.

I love the peachy-coral color in Gwen’s background against that pop of black. I think contrast between the coral, white and black accents really makes her layout feel vibrant and energetic! I also loved the way she used the floral cut file as a layer beneath the photo and embellishments. Another element that I really enjoyed on Gwen’s layout was the way she used the different phrase banners and strips around the page amongst the other layers. These are the elements that inspired me and got me started on my own layout.

For my background I chose a paper from Heidi Swapp’s Storyline collection within the coral/ peachy family like Gwen’s,

I used the Spring Garden Bed die cut as a layering piece beneath my photo and embellishments. I also used several word and phrase stickers scattered around the layout. Lastly, I really wanted to get some of that vibrant contrast from Gwen’s layout so I added a few pops of black around the page.

Although our layouts turned out very differently, I was able to use the inspiration from Gwen’s lovely layout and translate that into my own style. That is what I love about scraplifting! I hope you find some inspiration in my post today and that it becomes a starting point for your own layout!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post today! Have a wonderful, creative day!

I Heart You | Kelly Pyron

I had some adorable photos of my grand baby and knew the I Heart You cut file was the perfect title to go with my photos.

I cut the title on white textured cardstock and backed it with some solid cardstock in two shades of coral. I popped it up on foam adhesive and paired it with this color blocked background paper from Felicity Jane.

I grabbed some embellishments that have been sitting in my stash for a long time and challenged myself to get them used up. Vellum embellishments always seem to be a struggle for me to use, but I was determined to find a way to get them on this page! So, I just did what I love to do. I layered them! I used them as a base and added lots of other elements on and around them to create embellishment clusters.

And ta-da! I was able to use up almost all of the vellum embellishments and am really pleased with the outcome!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and checking out my project! I hope you are able to find some time to scrap this week. Be sure to stop by the Cut to You shop and browse through all the new goodies. You are bound to find something to spark inspiration!

Hello Sunshine | Kelly Pyron

Hello friends and welcome! I have a fun, new layout to share with you today using the Hello Sunshine cut file.

The weather in Texas is finally warm enough for a nice, relaxing day at the pool. My grandkids were so excited to finally go swimming and I was happy to snap some pool-side photos!

I am using Simple Stories Vintage Coastal collection for this layout. I cut the file on some textured white cardstock and backed it with one of the patterned papers from the collection. My background is very busy, so I went with a bright coral pattern for the sun and a lighter color for the the words. I also added some foam adhesive to the cut file to give it some dimension so it stood apart from the busy background. Lastly, I used a watercolor brush marker to add a little watercolor detail to the letters in the title and sun.

This collection has a lot of collage-type elements and so I decided to really play off of that design and use it to create two big clusters of embellishments on either side of the title and photo. I layered lots of stickers from the 12.x 12 sticker sheet and used foam adhesive to lift some of the elements and left some stuck flat to the page. I really think this “ collage feel” adds a lot of interest to the design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope this layout gives you some warm, summer vibes and a little inspiration! Be sure to stop by the Cut to You blog and check out all the great summer themed cut files!

Hello Darling | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am sharing a new layout of my grandlove, Emery. I have used the lovely, new Rosey Posey Polaroid cut file for this layout. I knew this picture needed florals and I loved the frame element of this cut-file, so it was an easy decision!

I cut the file out twice on textured white cardstock. I originally wanted to use the frame as intended using two photos, but I was not able to crop the photos in a way that I liked to fit the frames. Therefore, I decided use only one photo and to lay the full-sized photo on top of the frames. Problem-solved!

I used several different paper pads from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collections to back the cut file. I also used foam and sticker embellishments from her different collections. Tip: I find that often times when you mix and match papers and elements from different collections but from the same designer/ manufacturer the tones and hues coordinate nicely.

I had the butterfly elements in my stash and found that they coordinated with my color palette. I like the texture of the butterfly and glitter heart elements add to the layout, plus they help bring together the colors from the cut-file and layered paper under the photo.

When I look at this picture of my granddaughter, I see my sweet baby girl who is growing into a more independent young pre-teen. The black cowboy hat mixed with her soft pink dress kind of represents this transition from little girl to pre-teen to me. I wanted to match that feeling with the elements I chose in this layout. The bold black elements really contrasts with the soft pink and gives the mood I was going for in this layout.

This was a fun layout to create and I love this cut-file! It is so versatile and pretty. I hope you gain a little inspiration and try using this cut file for your next design. I would love to see it in the Cut to You HQ Facebook group, if you do!

Totally Pawsome | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am happy to share my new layout using the Totally Pawsome Digital Cut File. I recently got a puppy, so this cut file was perfect for my new favorite scrappy subject! ❤

My new puppy, Beau Doodle (also known as Baby Dog) has a BIG personality. He is very playful, feisty, and energetic! I wanted my layout to reflect his personality, so I chose bright and bold colors. I used Shimelle’s “Never Grow Up” collection to create this layout.

The digital cut file was cut on white, textured cardstock and backed with some journaling cards. I used some really bright and bold patterns in the background, so I needed something in the same color palette, but toned down. I think the grid and lines from the journaling cards add interest to the title without being overly busy.

I layered lots of floral die-cuts on the top left and bottom right for some pops of fun color and shapes.. I also added the cute “wooden” sign, journaling tag, enamel dots, and sequins, to finish up my layout. I am so happy with how this turned out! If you have a canine fur-baby, you will love this cut file! It is totally pawsome! 🙂