Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!
I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.
I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.
Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…
I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers. I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.
I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.
Thanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out all the fab designs over in the CUT to YOU shop! See you next month…
Hi CTY crafty friends today I have a love themed layout using the gorgeous new cut file Circle of Love
I have used Crate Paper Lala Love collection.I cut the Circle of Love cut file measuring 10.5×10.5 inches in white cardstock, I then added it to another piece of white cardstock measuring 11×11 inches.I then used the release compound function (Silhouette Cameo) and pulled out the hearts, I then divided them into two and cut using two different papers/patterns. I added each heart with foam tape to create a 3D effect. I hand stitched the inner circle to add definition and texture. I added my photo off centre with foam tape.I added rubber embellishments on my photo to draw your eye to it.I tucked under my photo a floral die cut to break up the white of the circle. I used a brighter coloured paper to add my final page border, again to provide contrast against the white. I couldn’t resist adding this gorgeous tasselled heart to finish off!This cut file is perfect for any Valentine layout or card!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope my layout has inspired you to get crafty this week! Head over to the Cut to You Shop and grab your own Circle of Love cut file.
Hello Cut to You crafty friends! Today I have a layout featuring the gorgeous new floral cut file Floral Banner 2.
I have used Amy Tangerine Slice of Life collection.
For the banner part of this cut file I used vellum to paper back it (I created two layers as I wanted to fill with sequins) I added machine stitching around the border of the banner leaving a small section open, then filled with sequins and finished sewing up the last part so my sequins would not escape!
I then set about paper piecing the flowers choosing to colour ways for the florals, pink and yellow (again I used the Release Compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to cut out the petals) and a darker green for the leaves.
Once I had finished creating the floral banner I attached it to a 10×10 inch white cardstock piece roughly in the centre. I chose a floral paper for my border paper loving the contrast effect.
Then for the fun part, embellishing! I added die cuts of fav things in my life, layering for visual interest and flowing them in the same manner of the banner.
I added die cut words for my title and sub title.
Lots of florals and lots of embellishments finished off with a little sequin bling! This really is such a gorgeous cut file.
Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you all a wonderful creative week!
I have created this layout which was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File 306. I was inspired by the image and birthday cake. CSI Challenge Blog here if you would like enter and simply see all the lovely DT inspiration they have on show.
It’s Piroska here, and this is my very first post on the Cut To You blog. I am overjoyed and very grateful to Gwen to get the chance to join the Design Team of these amazing scrapbookers.
As the CTY team is my first international Design Team, I wanted to scrap this special memory. The new Calendar 2020 cut file was perfect for the photo of the DT announcement.
I wanted to get a light and airy look, so I decided to cut the file from white cardstock and use a white cardstock as a base too.
White on white could be boring, but adding 3D foam squares to lift the background cut file creates shadows, and shadows give a special “colour” and more dimension to the layout. I did not add dimensional foam stickers to everywhere, only to those parts, where there was enough space to add them, and I cut them in half to be able to place them on the edges.
As the background file is also the part of my title (Living the Dream: Jan-Jun 2020), I decorated those parts, but only those parts of the cutfile. For my whole layout I used the Unforgettable collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose pink and grey colours to reflect on the photo, so I added clear stickers in those colours under the Jan and Jun parts, and to my photo. I added cut outs and clear stickers to the 2020 part, and cut out some butterflies to continue playing with the dimensions.
It is so easy to create a layout with this page builder cut file. What are your plans for 2020? Is there a special event you are going to attend? Grab this cut file from the shop, and create a layout like this!
I kept my layout quite simple-thats the wonderfulness of a Page Builder file…everything you need to put a page together! I used a large (6X6) photo and the only extra embellushments on my page were some epoxy flair…easy peasey!
My whole layout took less then an hour..woohoo! Head over to the Cut To You shop and check out all the Page Builder files!
Hey all Rachel here, here is my first layout for October and I have used the gorgeous Travel Grid cut file (yep I love grid layouts!) . This time my theme is photos from a trip to Italy, picking some highlight photos. I have used Pebbles Inc Adventure Awaits collection.
I cut my grid is a bright colour as I wanted it to contrast against my dark blue background. However I did adhere it to a white cardstock so when I embellished they would not not get ‘lost’. My grid is cut at 10×10 inches.
Before adhering my grid down I added die cut flowers to each side, tucking them slightly under before sticking it down on my blue base paper which I did with foam tape to create dimension.
I added my photos first (from a trip to Italy). I cut the word TRAVEL in a floral paper and added with foam tape to create dimension. If you use the release compound function on Silhouette you can drag each letter out of the grid which makes it easier to cut in papers other than the grid cut cut out. (I only have a Silhouette Cameo but I am sure other cutting machines would have a similar function).
I created a sub title by using one of the squares adding the country and date.
Then the fun bit to embellish the squares. Again I used foam tape to add embellishments for height. Some embellishments I layered over each other and some flow into the nexr square.
I added small puffy stickers to each grid keeping the travel theme in mind. You could of course add lots more photos to this grid layout.
Well that’s it from me today, thank you for stopping by and I hope this layout using this gorgeous TRAVEL grid inspires you to get out some holiday snaps and create your own scrapbooking memory!
I cut the cut file from black card stock using my Silhouette.
I then backed it with some bright, stripy patterned paper.
I added some white card stock and a black stripe as highlights to the camera Cut File before backing with the stripy paper.
Before I stuck the title down I created some more interest in the background using some white modelling paste through a stencil to create some subtle texture, then added some ink splatters in bright rainbow colours.
I added a small cluster of embellishments and some hand-written journaling.
Gwen popping by today to share with you the wonderful creations from this months guest designer Mel Davis! I just love her creative style and she certainly has rocked the cut files! Her first project features our ‘Totally Pawsome‘ cut file.
Here’s what she said about creating this one “I like to back my files by using the contour feature in the Cricut software. I’m sure there is an easy way to do it in the Silhouette software too. A striped paper is a great choice for this sort of thing as it looks like you did a lot more work than you actually did!”
And this is her second fab project, it features our ‘Concentric Hearts‘ cut file in the 8.5 x 11 size. This one also comes in 12 x 12 background-size. This layout also shows off our ‘Geo Floral Leaves‘ cut file, cut in the sweetest mint card stock!
“For the second page, I used my foil quill with the concentric hearts file. I only had small rolls of foil but I love how it turned out. For those that don’t have the foil quill, using markers or metallic pens with their machines would give a similar effect. I added in some geo floral leaves in my embellishment clusters.”
I really do love what Mel put together for us as our guest this month! Thanks so much for joining us Mel 🙂