Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest share for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the November Release of CUT to YOU cut files? They are just amazing! Beautiful designs for fall and for November, the month of gratitude. I’ve chosen the Autumn Leaf cut file for my layout, because it was just perfect for my photos.
First I cut the Autumn Leaf cut file from white cardstock. I cut it big, because I wanted that to be the highlight of my layout. For backing it I used the 6×6 paper pad of the Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For my background I chose the Up in the Clouds patterned paper from the Daydream Collection Kit, it suits the coat of my daughter very well.
I matted my photos with some patterned papers of the 6×6 paper pad.
I cut some leaves using some Tim Holtz Thinlits dies with my Sizzix using the same colours as at backing the cut file. I decorated my photos with them, and added some stickers, a flair and a cut out piece to them.
Finally I added my title which I also decorated with some leaves. I really loved making this layout – using a huge cut file makes a great impact.
I started by cutting the file extra big out of smooth white cardstock. I wanted to use the cut file as the main embellishment on my layout. By sizing it large, and tucking my photo into the leaves,I accomplished my design goal. I decided to pair the cut file and picture with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection, and then I went to work making the cut file my own- my favorite part of the process!
I used Distress Oxide ink and Distress Glaze to give my cut file a smooth, ombre look and then backed each leaf with a different patterned paper. I adhered the leaves straight to the page and then used dimensional foam behind the leaves to pop them up.
I wanted to add some embellishments to my cut file to give it some sparkler/shine, and tiny details. I decided on some clusters of sequins, and then I added die cuts, phrase stickers, and some butterflies to round out my clusters and make the page pop! I love how these details make the cut file a statement piece on the layout while not taking over or overwhelming my photo! I loved using the die cut words in the collection to mix and match until I had the perfect title.
You can also head over to my You Tube channel for a step by step video showing all the details of how I created my layout!
Hello cut file crafty friends, today is all about florals and leaves in bloom! I have used the gorgeous new cut file Lots of Leaves Frames.
And here is what I created.
I have used the new collection Bloom street by Paige Evans and hand made flowers (yes get your hand punches out and layer away!).Instead of my go to white base paper I have used this gorgeous multi coloured striped paper as I joined in the great challenge over at CSI Challenge Blog.
I cut the file at approximately 10×10 inches and then backed the lower frame and leaves in the same paper. I then added my photo to the top frame.
This type of cut file makes it so easy to embellish in such an eye catching way. I set about embellishing the bottom frame by adding my title, a die cut phrase, adding a layered flower and die cut butterfly. I went off centre for visual interest.I added my layered flowers in amongst the leaves coming off the frames, this way they look like they are a part of the frame.To finish off I added some phrase sentiments and more flying beauties such as this lovely bird as well as the butterflies.This is a very ‘busy’ layout for me but I like it for a change of pace so to speak (back to white card stock tomorrow lol!).
Thank you as always for stopping by and more than ever in these challenging times how lucky are we to have such a hobby to fill our time at home.
Hi, it’s Piroska here today with my layout using the Leaf Duo cut file from the January Release.
As I told you in my introduction, I just love leaves, and now I dreamed of a bunch of them, surrounding my photo as a curtain.
First I downsized the cut file to 5 inches, and duplicated them 4 times. As I wanted to cut as many leaves out of the 12″ white smooth cardstock as just possible, I selected only one leaf for tracing, and then the other one, so I managed to cut 12 leaves all at once: 2 singles on the right, and 2 other singles on the bottom, rotated 90°. (I print screened my screen, but sorry, my Silhouette Studio programme speaks Hungarian…)
I cut out 20 leaves altogether. When I was ready with cutting, I started to make my layout. First I used modeling paste with an old stencil that has similar leaves as a pattern.
Then I added the leaves. I wanted them to look like a willow in the wind, so I only glued the stem of the branch and curled the leaves by hand.
First I backed my photo with a heavy cardstock, then with a white vellum and a silver net and I glued it down using foam adhesive. I added my foam title also in white colour, to stay at the monochromatic style. Finally I added some translucent NUVO Jewel Drops.
I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout, it is such a fun! Go and grab the cut file from the shop!