Summer Sun Memories | Josefine vd Hoeven

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the blog of Cut to You! So glad you stopped by today! I created another project with these gorgeous cut files!
I used the beautiful cut file “Summer sun” and made a summer mini album!

I cut the “Summer Sun” cut file with my Cricut Maker. I used the center of this cut file as a template and I draw on different design papers round circles and cut them out with my scissor.

The edges of these circles are stitched with my sewing machine. I placed the summer sun cut file on an acetate design sheet and cut it out with my scissor.

I used yellow cardstock for the front of this mini album cut a circle to size and stitch the edges. The sun beams, I cut them out of the yellow cardstock and stitch it in place with my sewing machine using yellow thread. I fold the edges of the sun beams a little.

I bind all the circles together by using a bookbinding-ring. I chose several alphas for the title of this mini album ” Summer Days Memories”

Now it’s time to decorate my mini album pages. I look for stickers, die-cuts and word strips for decorating. The embellishments are from different collections of Paige Evans.

I make different clusters in my mini album and stitched some die-cuts with my sewing machine. For the tropical leaves I used a metal dies. I chose light green cardstock. I have several charms attached to my mini album.I love al differents kind of charms. It looks so festive and summery!

I hope I was able to inspire you with this mini album and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog!

Have a great and crafty day!

XoXo, Jo

CUT to YOU | Floral Banner #3 Cut File| Love You Mini Album | Melinda Sweetman

Hey there and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today!!
Melinda here to share my most recent creation using a CUT to YOU cut file!

Yes!! That is a mini album!!
Something different for me and all of the pages have been created using the Floral Banner #3 cut file.

So, I’ve got a tutorial video for you today showing exactly my process for what and how I cut this cut file in a couple of different ways to create my mini album pages and some step by steps below!

Firstly, after I had opened and traced the cut file in Silhouette Studio, I horizontally flipped the cut file so the banner was on the right hand side. This piece is then what I used to create the different layers and becomes the backed cut file on the front page.

The black base pages were created by doing an offset of the original file, setting it to 0.075in for the offset.
I then removed all of the inner pieces of the new, slightly bigger, cut file.

I used my Cameo to cut all of the internal pieces of the florals and the banner to easily back my cut file.

This was done by copying the original file and then releasing compound path.
Delete the entire outside edge of the cut file.

Next, select all of the pieces of 1 floral, right click and select “make compound path” and repeat for other florals and the leaves with 2 pieces.

Once all of your compound paths have been created select florals, banner and leaves and do another offset. This one was set to 0.05in.
After confirming your offset, delete the smaller, internal, original pieces.

Now, you have the cover cut file pieces ready to cut along with the black base pages. All that is left is the pattern paper pieces that get layered onto the black cardstock.

Once again, make a copy of the original cut file and release compound path. This time you need to delete all of the internal pieces which will leave you with just the outline which is the part you want cut to layer onto the cardstock.

It seems complicated and a little tricky but once you get started and the more you practice the easier it becomes and honestly, making mini albums with cut files means the only constraints you have to work within is your own imagination!!

I have used a Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection, Fresh Cut, to create my album and used some Storybook sequins by Spieglmom Scraps to add those finishing touches.

I’m certain you worked out that this was a gift for a very close friend of mine and I’m happy to report that she loves it!

Have you ever used cut files to create a mini album?? What cut file from the store do you think would make a great mini? I’d love to know!

Oh, and bonus!!! I almost forgot, I also have a video flip through of this mini for you!! I do hope you enjoy and I’m looking forward to sharing my next creation with you soon!! Until then, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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Bring On 2019 | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog! This is my last share here for this year and funnily enough I am sharing my final page in our 2018 December Daily album!

I’ve used the TN 2019 Best Yet cut file which I have re-sized to be a little shorter than 8″ tall.

I also worked on both sides of this cut file and used that as the “base” for both the front and back sides. I did include a “how-to” video in my process video which you can watch below but I will also step you through the process! I have cut the file twice for this page to come together the way I wanted it to.

For the front page I wanted to use a photo but I also wanted for the 2019 to be read the correct way when you turned the page so I flipped the cut file on the vertical line so I was working with backwards numbers for the front.

Next I wanted only the outline of the cut file so I released the compound path and deleted all of the internal number lines making sure to not delete the lines between the numbers. I had already edited my photo and re-sized in Photo Shop so I simply dragged the photo into Silhouette Studio and dropped it into the backwards 2019 cut file. I then printed that on my printer with the Registration Marks on and sent it through my Cameo.

Now time to work on the back! I had duplicated the file before I did anything for either side so working with the second file I then copied that so I could get my Cameo to cut the internal pieces of the 2019. Again, I right clicked and Removed Compound Path. This time however I deleted the entire outline piece and all of the internal pieces so I was only left with the numbers 2019. I then did an external off set on the numbers and made the offset big enough that all the pieces overlapped and cut me one file.

Time to assemble and it was simply a matter of adhering the internal number pieces to the outline of the 2019 and then adhering the photo to the back of that. Easy peasy!! I punched some holes so it would fit into my album and added a few embellishments and journalling and my 2018 DD album is DONE!! Yay!

And here is a final shot of the page as it sits in the album.

I really had a lot of fun using this file in a different way and love then end result! I hope I have inspired you to think a little out of the box for your next creation using a CUT to YOU file!! Remember, there is always fun new designs in the store and that Gwen will cut and ship ANYWHERE if you don’t have your own machine – just select the “Custom Cut” version in the store!!

I have had so much fun sharing again this year for Gwen and can’t wait to see what the New Year brings!! Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter 😉

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel