GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) WORLD TRAVELER

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world! Today I’m sharing my third and last layout as May guest designer for Cut To You. This is a fun and happy layout to document our visit to Epcot and I love how this layout turned out with the cut file and the mixed media. If you want to see me creating this page, don’t miss the process video at the end of the post.

For this layout, I used the World Traveler title cut file and product from the Photoplay Paper “A Day at the Park” and “Another Day at the Park”.

Off camera, I prepared the white cardstock with clear gesso and, when it was dry, I added Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke. After that, I used two stencils by Paige Evans to add a visual texture to the paint using the same ink and the stars using a silver paste by Lawn Fawn.


After the background was ready, I added the “World Traveler” cut file backed with patterned papers from Photoplay and the silver paper from Bazzill Basics. I used foam tape to add it to the layout. On the top and bottom of the layout, I added a piece of red and white paper using tape only on the border that it connect with the white cardstock. Then, carefully I tore the edge of the white cardstock to reveal the patterned paper.

I printed the photo in 4″ x 6″ and reduced it a little, then matted it in white cardstock and used red and yellow papers from the collections to give the color scheme continuity and balance the page. For the journaling, I printed it in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added to the layout using liquid adhesive.

Now that the layout is almost done, I added a few extra embellishments like the mouse head that is on the right side of the photo. I fussy cut it from one of the cards in the collection. Also, I used a flair button from Queen & Co. and two phrases stickers on the photo area. 

The last touch were the stars clusters. I used two paper punches to cut them out of the papers and glue some of them with foam tape and others with liquid adhesive to give interest and dimension on those areas. Below you can see the cluster in the photo area.

Here is the cluster on the left side of the title.

This is the other cluster, on the right side of the title. There are three clusters to create a visual triangle that balances the layout and helps the viewer move around the page.

That is all for this layout. You can now watch me creating it here:

Thank you so much for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration. It was a pleasure to be a guest designer for Cut To You during this month, I want to express my gratitude to Gwen and I hope you enjoy my designs.

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) MY HAPPY PLACE

Hi!

Hope you are having a wonderful day! Rebeca back at the blog with my second “Magical Moment” project as a guest designer for Cut To You. This time I’m using the “My Happy Place” title to create this beautiful page of me and my daughter wearing gold pink ears. For this layout I used some techniques, and you can see me doing them in the process video at the end of this post. Don’t miss it, I’m sure you are going to enjoy it!

For this layout, I mixed a few Say Cheese collections by Simple Stories, especially for the embellishing part, because the papers are from Say Cheese Main Street collection. I’ve been collecting them for years and since they coordinate perfectly I took all them out to create this page. I started this layout by cutting a frame out of the blue floral paper. Then, I punched four strips of black cardstock using a scallop edge border by Stampin’ Up. I added the borders behind the blue frame, then used foam tape to add the frame to the pink paper.

Take a closer look here to the scallop border and the pink background paper.

The title cut file was cut in white cardstock, then backed with papers from the Main Street collection, but I wanted to alter it a bit and stitched on top of the “happy” word using a back stitch and white embroidery thread. When finished, I added it to the layout using foam tape.

This is a closer look at the stitched area of the cut file.

With the frame and the cut file I had most of the page covered, which is why I used the cut file on the left side of the page to leave space for the photo. To help the photo stand out, I matted it in white cardstock and yellow patterned paper and embellished with a phrase label and a flat brad.

On the left area of the photo, I added a wood veneer with a heart and a blue tab with a sticker on top.

On the title area I wanted to add something that says Magic Kingdom since the photo was taken there. This is why I added the castle on top of it.

For the journaling, I used a pre-made stitched tag that I altered with a bow made out of white thread and a foam heart. Then, I printed the journaling in white cardstock and cut it into thin strips that I added on top of the tag using liquid adhesive.

This is all for this layout in photos, but you can see me creating this beautiful page here:

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft. If this is the case, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!

CUT to YOU | Magical Moments | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello scrappy friends!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation. Like a few of the other girls on the team I have no theme park photos to share in the “Magical” arena however I do, of course, have dress up photos of my boys that definitely fit the “magical” bill.

And this gorgeous “Magical Moments” title cut file fits both my photos and the theme perfectly!!

Using 2 photos paired with this cut file made designing this page super easy as there’s not either enough room or desire to add a tonne more!

I’m using another digital collection today and this one is called “The Boy Who Lived.” Seriously, what could be more perfect to pull all of this together??

I’ve used one of the digital pattern papers to back the words in the title and then a gold glitter cardstock to back all of the stars.

My background is a combination of digital elements printed and also some real pastes and inks.

I added in a few extra digital pieces that I’d printed, a Charms Creation book paper star & a Dotty About Flair button and called my page done!

I do have a process video if you’d like to see this one come together. Hit that okay button below or click here to go straight to my YT channel!

I hope that you are enjoying our Magical month of May & being totally inspired to create your very own magical inspired pages.

Check out this section in the shop for lots of cut files to create your own magic!!
Til next time, happy scrapping!
Mel xx

GUEST DESIGNER | REBECA RUIZ (SIMPLY REBECA) ANIMAL KINGDOM

Super excited to have Rebeca designing for us this month. She is such a talented creator and I know you will all love her shares! Rebeca will be sharing pages that fit the theme ‘Magical Moments” and our regular DT are playing along as well. Here is her first share, enjoy!

Hi everyone, this month I was invited to guest design for Cut To You and I asked Gwen, the designer and owner if I can do “Magical Moments” layouts and she agreed. I was so happy and totally inspired! As you may know, I love everything about this magical place and have tons of photos from all the vacation trips we have done there, and with all the beautiful cut files she has in the store, I had my head full of ideas making it hard for me to choose which cut files to use, since they are so versatile and can be adapted easily. After a lot of thought, let’s share my first layout. This time, I’m using the Banner of Love cut file and you can find the process video of this layout at the end of this post.

I started this page by backing the cut file with a photo in the heart area and patterned papers from Echo Park Animal Safari in the letters and banner area. In the banner, I made a shaker using sequins and beads from my stash. I just selected a few colors and created my own mix. I love shakers and how they turn a layout into a happy and fun project.

Here you can take a closer look into the shaker.

After that, I started working with the background paper by adding the grass and brown dots to the kraft cardstock. For the grass, I used a stencil from Hero Arts and art crayons by Jane Devenport. For the dots, I used a stencil by Vicki Boutin and some of her art crayons.  Once the background was ready, I added the cut file using foam tape and finished it with foam alphas from Paige Evans to create the words “Animal Kingdom”.

Since this is a big and busy cut file with the shaker, I just added a few more embellishment. In the middle of the banner, I added a chipboard elephant from an old Bo Bunny collection called Zootopia.

From the same Bo Bunny collection, I used three die cut animals that are huge but worked perfectly in this layout.

In this photo, you can see the third animal and a directions sign that I fussy cut from a card in the die cut pack.

On the top area of the layout, I added a another label from the die cut pack.

At the end, I stitched a border around the layout using brown thread.

If you want to see the process video for this layout, watch it here. 

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft. Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!