A+ Study Squad | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU friends and a big welcome to the blog today! I hope you are enjoying this months new releases as much as I have been! And those A-MAZING Christmas cut files, swoon! Anyways, I am here today to share this fun layout I created!

I’m not entirely convinced that when Gwen created this “Study Squad” cut file she had this type of “learning” on the radar however I felt it was a perfect match for this photo of my boys learning how to make their Mumma a pod coffee 😉

I’ve pulled out my stash of the Pink Fresh Studio “Let’s Stay Home” collection for this one and have backed the cut file with (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad. I simply could not resist the awesome “Better Things Are Ahead” patterned paper that I may have been hoarding 😉 So much colour and so, so fun!!

I, of course, have a process video for you, which is linked below.

And to finish off, some close up shots

And that is a wrap from me today!! I am off to get creating with some of the fun and beautiful new Christmas designs! What will you cut first???

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Happy Times | Melinda Sweetman

Hey CTY friends and family ❤ I’m really excited to be here today with you to share my most recent creation using some of Gwen’s gorgeous cut files!

I could not resist the fun new “Tropical Punch” cut file and cut that on textured white cardstock.

As soon as I saw this cut file I knew which photo’s/memories I wanted to scrap. I also immediately knew that the Happiness collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio would be the PERFECT match!

I have a process video linked below for you!

And to finish off some close up shots!!

I hope that enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to create a fun bright page using any one of the gorgeous new cut files in the store!

Melinda
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Hello Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely Cut to You friends!!

I’m back on the blog today with my first share for October. I have used the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Cut File from the recent September release.

I started by cutting this file from white card stock… I actually cut quite a few files from 1 sheet of 12×12 card… and I accidentally made a mistake and cut the top of the sun off… Oops!

I will often end up with files that aren’t perfect, but this doesn’t phase me too much as there are always ways to ‘make it work’ as Tim Gunn says! Some ways I do this is to incorporate them into my layers, cut them into smaller pieces which I then tuck into clusters, or I add them to mixed media background for added texture.

In this example, I was able to tuck the dodgy element underneath my photo stack, and voila, it’s perfect! I did decide however to paint it black with acrylic paint (before I stuck it down) as I wanted it to pop against my mixed media background. I’m so glad I took this extra step.

I love the way that the mixed media ‘fills’ the file and creates so much impact. And even though the files not backed or popped, it creates so much interest and drama just by its bold simplicity.

I also allowed the file to dictate where my embellishments went, tucking them around the title to create a nestled effect.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Big loves, Tam xo

My Love | Kelly Pyron

Sometimes you just need a little floral beauty and creativity to brighten up your day! This was one of those days. The Simply Flora cut file made me happy just looking at it! I imagined bright and cheery blooms and colorful patterned paper … and my mood was instantly brightened and inspiration struck! I knew the perfect photo to go along with the cut-file and a layout idea was born! 🙂

I cut the file on textured white cardstock and then used bright and cheery colors and patterns to back the cut-file. As I was going through my stash, I came across this whimsical hedgehog and bird element and knew they had to make it on this layout. I mean.. just look at all that cuteness! ❤

I used clear gesso on my backgroud and added some watercolor splashes and gold mist droplets under the cut-file for another layer of happy color and loveliness.

I layered more floral stickers, gold leaves, and hearts for more dimension and interest. (You can never have enough layers, can you?)

And taaa-daaa! A completed layout of my darling grand-love that makes me so happy and creatively satisfied! If you are in need of a mood lift, go check out all the lovely floral cut-files in the shop… it won’t take long before you feel inspired and perhaps a bit happier! ❤

So Proud Of You | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone!! Melinda here with you today sharing another 12×12 layout featuring 2 photos AND 2 cut files!!

Cut file number one is “Award Ribbon (So Proud)” which I have only used the title from and cut on smooth white cardstock.

Cut file number two is “Leaf Edge” which was also cut on smooth white cardstock.

You can see my whole process in my process video below, just hit that play button, sit back and enjoy!

And a super quick run down of what I’ve done and the products I used! So, I am playing with the Paige Evans “Bloom Street” collection for this one and could not resist that pattern paper for my background! *insert all the heart eyes*

I’ve added mixed media to my leaf cut files and then backed them with vellum. Note – this was a very dainty and somewhat time consuming task but I really love the subtle element it adds!

I have backed my title with a paper from the 6×8 paper pad. I used my Cameo software to cut the pattern paper to fit perfectly behind my cut file!

I finished off with 2 small clusters. One to the top right of the photos – where I also tucked in a little tag with some journalling and another to the bottom left of the photos.

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to create something with beautiful cut files, pretty papers and stickers!!

Make sure you check out the store here for more amazing cut files and so, so much inspiration!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel

So Berry Sweet | Melinda Sweetman

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to the blog today! I am sharing this sweet page with you using SIX photos, 2 fun cut files and, of course, mixed media fun!

When I chose these photos to work with I went back through my rather extensive (I am so lucky!!) CUT to YOU library and found this little gem “So Berry Sweet” from March this year which has the title and the strawberry.

As I was designing my page I decided that I wanted a fun way of being able to add a third pop of red. Off on the hunt again and I chose the Scallop Banners from April this year. I have done a little editing in my Silhouette software to get the scallops proportioned to the size I wanted. This was a fairly easy process of getting one to the “right” size, copying, pasting and then welding.

I’ve used papers from my scraps box to back the strawberries and the scallops and then some Tutu Pink Bazzil cardstock to back my title lettering.

For a fun element I used mixed media and the internal pieces from the cut file to create a stencil for the seeds on the strawberries and I really love it!

Of course, mixed media in my background and I chose soft pinks. I love the combo of pink and red together!

I didn’t go too crazy with embellishing but I did pull out of my Shimelle “Box of Crayons” collection for all of the strawberry stickers, ephemera, glitter shaker sticker and also a journalling piece.

Oh and that little gecko!!! Isn’t he just the sweetest?!?? And he is just the right colours to work on this page. All the heart eyes for this little guy!!

You can see my process video below, grab a cuppa, and I hope you enjoy!

This page was so fun to put together and I love that I have so many photos and that I have been able to use all of those cut files too!! Here are a few close ups for you to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another share!
Melinda

Us | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share a new layout with you today! I had pictures of my son and his sweet girlfriend that I really wanted to scrap. They are so cute together! I wanted to use a “Love” themed cutfile for this layout. I found the Loops of Love cut file in the shop and knew it was the one!

Loops of Love Digital Cut File

The photo was taken outdoors in a wooded area and Ariel was wearing a teal colored tank top. I loved the natural, organic feel of this photo and wanted to play off that in my layout. So, I chose papers from Heidi Swapp’s Art Walk collection and a dark wood grain paper. I also incorporated wood veneer pieces for my title and embellishments for a rustic, outdoors touch.

I used the offset feature in Silouhette Studio to create a solid base for the loops of love “outline” and layered one upon the other. I wanted the cut file to be more “defined” and really pop off the page because the aqua/teal tones in the cut file and background were very similiar. Therefore, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added dimensional foam tape to the backside and adhered to the background.

Lastly, I added “confetti” type (enamel dots, wood veener hearts, small word stickers) embellishments around the page in similar tones to add a bit more interest and texture. That completes the page! I had so much fun working with this cut file and just love how this layout turned out! ❤ If you would like to see the layout come together, step-by-step, you can watch the process video linked below.

I hope you get some creative, scrappy time for yourself this week. If you need some inspiration just go browsing through the Cut to You shop. I find everytime I go to the shop, ideas and inspiration come flooding in! Have a great week and may you be greatly blessed!

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