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

Let’s Party | Rachel Lowe

Firstly I am so proud to be a part of Cut to You and happy 2nd birthday to you! In celebration there is lots going on, I love a mood board challenge and this PINK one is just gorgeous. Make sure you join us!IMG_7606

IMG_7607And here is my take on the Mood Board challenge, of course I had to do a birthday themed layout. I have used Pink Paislee And Many More collection.UntitledI have used the gorgeous Let’s Party title cut file which is perfect for a birthday themed layout.IMG_7609Paper tearing was one of the first techniques I remember learning when I started scrapbooking many years ago, I have noticed of late it seems to be trending again and so I went back to a fav. I tore the top and bottom corners of my pink paper and backed it with a 12×12 banner paper, leaving the tears unglued so I could tuck elements under.Untitled

Untitled-3I cut my title Let’s Party measuring the space where I wanted it to go using white cardstock. Then choosing a bright coloured paper I cut each individual letter and heart segments (I always use the release compound function on my Silhouette Cameo to do this). Some letters and heart parts I used foam tape to adhere to create a 3D effect.Untitled-4Lastly I added my photo creating a polaroid photo mat and then embellishing with party themed elements. Lastly I added paint splatter of gold and white to add to the party effect.Untitled-2And there you have it one PINK PARTY themed layout. Head over to the shop for all your party and birthday themed cut files. Thank your stopping by and see you again soon!

Rachel X

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Delightful Roses | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone and happy 2nd birthday CUT to YOU!!!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout inspired by the gorgeous July Mood Board challenge. I was inspired by the pink (of course) and the gorgeous roses/petals in the top section. I have used the stunning new Fern Posey cut file on my page today!

The gorgeous Fern Posey cut file

The photo I am documenting is of a gorgeous rose from my Mum’s garden with a super cute grasshopper on top! Perfect photo for the mood board (mood board inspiration picture is below)

In the close up photo below you can see the photo with the rose and grasshopper on my layout. I cut the Fern Posey cut file from white cardstock and then chose a pretty pink paper to back all the floral parts. I left the greenery parts plain without any paper behind them.

Once I had finished backing the flowers, I put craft foam underneath and arranged it on my chosen background paper how I liked it, I slightly rotated it from the original cut file design photo.

I tucked in my photo over on the right hand side of the page and added a few embellishments here also. I even added a set of books to the right of my photo just like the books in the mood board! My title is Delightful Roses, made up of a small sticker and some pink alphabet stickers. I added the title under the photo and also added one of the gorgeous layered butterflies near the title.

The good part about raising a cut file up from the background is that it then gives you cute places to tuck embellishments in and around. Some of the flower die-cuts and stickers fit perfectly by doing this.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. I hope you have a chance to join in with our mood board challenge for July. By joining in, you go into a random draw to win free cut files!

Happy creating!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today, I hope you have all had time to be creative this weekend. I’m here with a new share, a sweet page that features my daughter on her 10th birthday.  I’ve been meaning to scrap this one for a while now so when I saw the latest CSI Challenge number 306, it was like it was meant to be!

If you don’t know, CUT to YOU is a Prime sponsor for the CSI Scrapbook Challenge this year! We are teaming up with the fab girls over there to get you inspired and help you win FREE CUT FILES! Yep, every month this year you could win yourself some CUT to YOU digital files along with lots of other wonderful prizes, so be sure to pop by and check out the challenges. There really is something for everyone and I for one, LOVE them!

Now, onto the layout…. As soon as I saw this Case, I immediately thought of the ‘Wedding Cake‘ cut file with its floral elements and details. I cut it on white cardstock and then backed it with some pretty paper scraps. Most of these are from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper, some are also from Felicity Jane. I mixed and matched what I had and just kept in mind the soft tones featured in the Casefile.

With my cut file-backed, I positioned it right in the centre of the page… for this design, I just wanted to work from the centre outward and had planned to keep things pretty simple so I didn’t even mount it. Next up, I backed my photo with some pretty lemon cardstock and then had a think about my title. I’ve mentioned a few times before, I feel like once I have my cut file element, photo and title positions locked in, the rest of the page comes together really quickly.

For my title, I’ve mixed some Simple Stories alphabet stickers with some Thickers from my stash and a cute little puffy sticker from Paige Evans and really just played with their position (along with the position of the photo) until I was happy.

From there, it really was just about adding some extra elements to the page. I didn’t want to add too much, I didn’t want to cover up my pretty cut file and all that work I had done to back it. I pulled out some floral elements and a cute little butterfly from the depths of my stash as well as a cute paper bow, some sequins and enamel dots and called the page complete.

I love how this sweet page came together, so I hope it inspires you in some way and you get a chance to play along with the Case over at CSI. As always, I really do love seeing what you make so please keep sharing your projects with me!

Until next time,

Life is short eat the cake| Tamara Buckler

Hello beautiful people!

So happy to be back with you to share my first page for 2020! Today I am playing along with our good friends over at CSI Scrapbook challenges, using Case File No. 306.

I have used the fabulous ‘Life is short, eat the cake’ Cut File, which you can find in the store in the Celebrations and Fun category.

The inspiration from CSI was all about birthdays and birthday cake and this Cut File worked perfectly!

I treated the Cut File fairly simply, just backing the block words with some red patterned paper and then mounting on foam tape, but I think that this has given the File so much impact on a very busy page.

The white cardstock against the red paper just pops!!

I was then able to tuck my photos and embellishments around the Cut File without having to cover any of the File! Love how this worked out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year season! Make sure you pop over to our shop to grab some of our new January goodies! I can’t wait to be share more with you in this new year!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

You Are Unique | Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! I’m so happy to be joining the CUT to YOU team for this term and to bring you my very first project.

I chose to create using the new Butterfly Cluster cut file from the shop for my project. I love how you can use almost every part of this cut file with very little waste! Sometimes I feel quite bad tossing what appears to be most of a 12X12 cut file into the bin after I’ve cut something but this cut file wastes very little in off cuts…woohoo!

For my layout I based my colors off of this month’s inspiration board. I chose colors from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Happiness and of course, butterflies.

I used Distress Oxide to enhance the cut file and I offset the cut file so that you could see both the cut file and the shadow layer.

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To see the whole process, how I altered the cut file and my reason for making some decisions on my layout, be sure to take a peek at my process video.

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