For The Record | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU family and welcome to the blog today! I’m excited to be sharing my first project for August with you!

As you can see I’ve used the fun new “Office Clips” cut file. I’ve cut 5 of these on textured white cardstock after I altered them a tiny bit to make them like Instax prints.

On a whim I had also cut this “For The Record” title to fill the empty space on my white cardstock and then decided that it would work perfectly for the title for this page!

I’ve used the Shimelle “Never Grow Up” collection for this page and I really love the fun, kinda whimsy look of my finished page. You can see this come together on my YT video which is linked below!

And to finish off, here are a few close up shots!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I can’t wait to come back later in the month with my next page which I am already working on!! Until then, head over to the shop here for the awesome new August releases and make sure you sign up to the newsletter for the twice a month freebies!!

Happy scrapping,
Mel
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Splish-Splash | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! Kelly here with a new layout of my grand-love, Carson. My daughter recently sent me pictures of him at the swimming pool with pure delight on his face. I knew the Splish- Splash Cut File would be perfect for this sweet photo!

I wanted a very organic, fluid feel to this page. So, I went full-on mixed media with this layout. I used gesso, inks, embossing powder, water soluable crayons, and Nuvo drops to get a liquid, watercolor vibe.

I also did some hand-stitching on each water droplet for a litte more defintion and texture.

I used dimesional foam tape to pop the water droplets up to create more depth on the page. I also used some sequins and clear gems in clusters around the page as my finishing touch.

I must say, I LOVE how this turned out! Using this cut file was my inspiration starting point and the entire creative journey of this layout was so fun! I have a process video if you would like to see the step-by-step process of how I created this layout.

Together | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.

I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.

I then used the new TN Circles Sliced Cut File, cutting it in black cardstock and mounting on foam tape.

For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.

I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.

To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.

Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!

Big Loves, Tam xx

Back To School | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello everyone and welcome to the blog today!! Melinda here to share my second creation with you for this oh so fun birthday month!!

Yep, that is back to school 2020! I tend to scrap as I feel inspired rather than chronologically. I have used the Back To School cut file released earlier this year which I really, really love and have had cut for ages!

This month was the PERFECT time to use this cut file and play along with the Two-Riffic Birthday challenge happening right now over in the HQ Facebook group! Head over here for the challenge album and have fun creating!

I have a process video for you which you can see below, just click that button, sit back and enjoy!

And here are a few close up details!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I look forward to seeing your creations for both of the fun Birthday challenges happening until 10th August!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Beautiful | Melinda Sweetman

Hello there scrappy friends and a big welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today! Melinda here with you today sharing my contribution to the very fun 2nd Birthday Celebrations You Tube hop happening all month long!

I have used the beautiful mood board for inspiration for this page and really love how it turned out!

I have used the beautiful Rosey Posey Background Cut File which I have edited in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut.

For all of the details and the process please head over here to view my process video!

And here are some close up shots for you!

Make sure you head over to this post for the full schedule (check out that A-MAZING line-up!!) for the month and over here to shop, shop, shop with your 20% off EVERYTHING code (yep, that includes digitals AND custom cuts!) CTYCELEBRATE2!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and make sure you keep an eye on that schedule so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations being shared!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Love This Moment | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today. Melinda here with you today sharing another scrapbook layout I created using 2 cut files!

The first file I used is clearly very obvious, this gorgeous title “Love this Moment” which I have cut on smooth white card stock.

The second cut file, which is a little less obvious, is the fun “Book Stack Background” cut file which is part of my back ground design. To get this one onto my page I have used my foil quill in my Silhouette Cameo with some pink foil and oh boy, I love this so, so much!

With my main element already on my background I got straight into the messy stuff!! I have added lots of blues using mostly Distress Oxide Ink pads and the packaging technique. My white back ground has not had any treatment at all. With the design in the back ground being foiled it didn’t smudge or get covered over when I added all of the colour which is one of the reasons I chose to foil it!

My title was going to be pretty prominent on my page so wanted to make a feature of this also. This took a bit more effort and quiet a few coats of paint, water colours and gesso but I got there in the end lol I was trying to make as close a match to the flowers in the back ground of my photo as I could! Happy in the end!

I backed the word “this” and the hearts in the cut file with an ombre blue paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection. The hearts looked super dark so I added some white gesso and then some darker blue paint to add sparkle and some difference in colour.

Upon going through my stash after my cut file was done I chose to work with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection. I used some paper scraps for layers behind my photo, some ephemera pieces and a few stickers.

I’ve also tucked in 3 fussy cut butterflies around my page – one big one to the left of my title and then 2 smaller ones. These were added to both above and below the photo.

With my page almost complete I felt like it needed something around the edges but I wanted to do something different. I ended up tearing a small section into each side of the card stock background and then mounted my whole page onto another pattern paper from the same CVS collection. Finishing off by adding in a few staples to the torn and rolled sections of card stock.

My final touch was my journalling which I have added in grey pen right to the book below my title so it’s “in” the book! A very subtle detail but I think it’s a bit fun 😉 And, I have a process video for you below, just hit play and I hope you enjoy!

I really, really love how this page came together. That cut file foiled in the back ground is so so fun and something a little different! You could use this effect with SO many of the cut files available in the store! My first stop to explore will be the “Backgrounds” section – how fun!!

I hope you enjoyed my share today and it has sparked some creativity for you! Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Melinda

The Best | Melinda Sweetman

Hey everyone and a big welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today. Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation!

Can you see that I have used 2 of the brand new June 2020 cut files? And, coincidentally, 2 of which seemed to customer faves in the HQ FB group! Here is the first one, “Chevron Bouquet” and as soon as I saw this I KNEW I had to create with it!

And the other is the gorgeous Two Cute Tassels! Oh my, these are just the sweetest. FYI, if you choose to cut them small, they are fiddly, but oh so worth it!

I have cut both of these on smooth white card stock. Since I received lots of feedback to show me actually USING some of my Elle’s Studio kit goodies, that’s precisely what I have used to back both of these files!

My very first thought when I saw this Chevron Bouquet cut file was to back only the florals and I just love, love, love how it came together! Using the colours I had backed the florals with I chose to create one blue and one pink tassel, adding in a couple of small pops of the darker colours (the darker blue and red) to create a more realistic look of shadows.

I added some mixed media to my white background card stock using a variety of different green mists and paints. I tried to keep most of that behind where the florals and my photo were going to be situated.

For a fun way to add the tassels I decided to slide one onto one of the straight edges of the chevron lines so it is “hanging” (how cute really!!) and then layer the other slightly over the first and slightly over my photo too.

As a final touch to highlight that gorgeous chevron design I added some gold stitching using my sewing machine.

I created 3 embellishment clusters around my photo, added my title and a couple of lines of journalling to the right hand side in grey pen.

At this stage I thought I was done but not convinced. Don’t you hate that, when just don’t know what to do next?! After some thinking I decided to trim down my white card stock to the edge of the Chevron Bouquet cut file and adhere that to a woodgrain pattern paper.

I didn’t cut into the top chevron design but decided instead to rip a section out of the middle and roll/fold the paper back on itself for some interest. I do have a process video for you (it’s a bit longer than normal so make sure you grab a cuppa 😉 ), just click on the play button below!

So, that’s my share for today and I hope I have inspired you to create with these gorgeous new cut files!! If you have not yet seen the beautiful new releases you can see that over here on the website!

I hope you have fabulous day today and that you manage to sneak in some scrappy time! Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

Happy Place | Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I hope June finds you in good spirits! 🙂 The weather is just starting to warm up where I am located which is super exciting for me.

Today I’m sharing a layout created with two cut files- Scallop Banners and the Floral Boquet Set. I selected these two cut files along with the overall color scheme from the design of my granddaughters swimming suit.

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I added small amounts of ink to the background to provide an illusion of water and then laid the scallop strips down randomly. A few stitches here and there add some dimension.

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I then placed the backed cutfiles over the photo and finished off with some bright words and fun accents.

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Doubling up on cut files is super fun and creates an extra exciting layout. I do hope you’ll try and share your work in the Cut to You HQ facebook group. 🙂

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Family Memories/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a family layout! I’m using the Faceted Squares cut file- and turning it on its side.

Cut files are one of those scrapbooking embellishments that you can turn and adapt in soo many fun ways! I simply took this diamond shape, cut it, then flipped it to a square to give my photo a colorful mat.

That one little easy step gives the cut file a completely different look! Its like getting two cut files for the price of one!

Now let’s talk about color…

I used blending brushes to add a light wash of ink to the cut file. You can still see lots of white comng through and a touch of brown ink deepened the colors and helped to match my papers and embellishments perfectly!

I always find using a dark background on a layout to be a bit tricky…you don’t want the whole layout to be dark. I find that some white splatter is just the trick to help lighten everything up.And for this layout, I found the cut file helped too- giving the layout some contrast and lightening up the whole layout!

Next time you are in your scrapping area, I challenge you to try a dark background and brighten it up with a fun cut file – maybe even try rotating your favorite cut file from the SHOP and see what kinds of new, fun desgins you can create with a simple turn!

I have a proces video up on my channel as well with more tips and tricks too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

HomeBodies Unite/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today! I’m featuring one of the Home Bodies Collection cut files.

My layout was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File #318. Cut to You is one of the challenge blog’s sponsors and we have been having fun playing along with their inspiration pieces over the last few months.

Here is the case file that inspired my layout today-

With all those orange tones, I knew I wanted to use a nice, muted color palette but I also wanted to make my cut file POP! To accomplish that I added some mixed media behind the cut file. The mixed media allows the backed cut file to really be visible and set it off.

I paired my cut file with a photo of my youngest son cuddling his dog on the couch..perfect homebodies uniting for sure!

I love the fun clusters of embellishments I used to define the line between the mixed media and the photo. It gives the whole layout balence and allows the photo to stand against the orange mixed media. Overall, I think that this layout came together so well and I love the cozy feel I was able to create!

If you haven’t seen these fun cut files yet, be sure to take a peek at them in the Cut To You shop HERE!

I also have a process video to share – in case you want to add a bit of mixed media to the background of your next cut file!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara