Hello crafty friends! I’m up on the blog today to share a new layout I made using the adorable Spring Roses Cut n Stitch cut file. I absolutely adore stitching on layouts so I was thrilled to find this sweet floral cut file with the stitched leaves.
I first cut out the flowers in a thicker white card stock. I wanted to watercolor the flowers with some shimmery powdered paint. I then cut the same size cut file out of patterned paper to add some visual interest. the water colored flowers fit in the negative space perfectly and then I backed it with some lighter pink card stock. Having the stitching holes for the leaves already cut, made stitching the leaves a breeze. I brought it downstairs and sewed while watching TV with my husband!
Thanks so much for looking! Make sure you check out all the beautiful floral cut files in the shop! All the heart eyes!!
Hello Cut to You crafters! I am pumped to share another project with you all today. I am definitely missing warmer summer temperatures here in the northern hemisphere and that was in my mind when I planned out my projects for March.
I went traditional and cut the files with white textured cardstock to back with fun tone on tone style pattern papers from various 6×6 paper pads.
I started my stacked title “scene” at the top with the clouds and sun from the Summer Page Builder file. I cut off the actual title piece that is included in the design file for Beach Life and used only the umbrella and beach ball portion of the file.
Moving down, I backed the title from the Summer Page Builder file with colorful papers in a rainbow order, and layered on some fun swim and beach themed icon stickers to add interest to the title area.
I cut out the “fun” section of the title three times and glued the layers together to create a thicker and more dimensional version of the piece to stand out a little bit more. I printed my journaling and cut it into strips that I then backed with foam adhesive strips.
I edited a quick process video to share a little bit more about the creation of this layout and would love for you to take a look.
Hello beautiful friends! I am back with you today to share a new Design Team project with you.
I realised that I have about 3 years of Easter documenting to catch up on, and the March release from CUT to YOU, which was full of gorgeous Easter themed files, was just the push I needed to get started on getting some stories documented. I used the Easter Egg with Bow file to create this layout documenting my son’s first Easter all the way back in 2018.
You can see how I created this layout step-by-step in my process video:
And here are a few more close-up photos of my finished layout.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project. I hope you have a great day!
I am happy to be with you again to share my latest design team project. As I scrolled through all the amazing designs available in the CUT to YOU store, my eye was drawn to the Onward and Upward Cut File. I thought it would be perfect to document my son’s first day at his Early Learning Centre.
I just love the symbolism of the increasing bar graph representing his journey out into the world of learning. And I had so much fun playing with some bright and bold colours to create the layout.
You can see how I created this layout in my process video below:
And here are a few more close-up images of the finished layout.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project. I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by today! It’s Josefine here with my first scrapbook layout for the Cut to You blog. I am so excited this new year! I wish everyone a healty and fantastic year, that we can go back to normal and that we can hug each other again! With this layout I look back to the winter memories in 2010….
I made a 12×12 mixed media layout and used the beautiful Winter Page Builder Cut File. First I started with my background. I used a background stamp that already looks like a stain. With the stamp and the distress oxide ( the color I used is ” Faded Jeans” ) I stamp on the cardstock. I also spray some water on my stamp and ink for a more watercolor effect. Then I made some splashes with the distress oxide and used a brush for that.
I let my mixed media background dry by air and start editing the two snowflakes with the Nuvo glitter paste. I love those beautiful glitter, especially when they are subtle.
When everything is dry I start decorating my layout. I cut some design paper to size and place it behind the photo to create more layers. I glue the cutfile title “Winter” with tacky glue and make 3D alpha’s from design paper and vellum. In the middle I stitch it with silver thread. I attach the 3D alpha’s with 3D foam on my layout.
Between my photo I slide some die-cuts of flowers and twigs. I put an extra title on my layout ” Stay Cozy” and put a deco photo frame on the photo. Finally I make some splatters with white gesso for a real winter effect. I cut the white cardstock to size and paste a design paper behind it. I stitch the edges with my sewing machine and use blue thread. My layout is ready now!
I had a lot of fun working with this fantastic cutfile! I wish you all a lovely and creative day! XoXo, Josefine
Hello beautiful friends! I am happy to be sharing my first design team project for November with you today.
I have to admit that I just love working with the KIT to YOU cut files and kits. They are such a fun and easy way to flex your crafty mojo to create quick and easy layouts. But today I wanted to share with you a different way to use your KIT to YOU cut file.
I loved the Segmented Circle Cut File and KIT and thought it would be perfect for my boy themed layout. I knew that I wanted to include some repeated circle elements so I cut four copies from black cardstock sized at around 4.5 inches.
I used a variety of coordinating patterned papers to fill the segments in each of the Segmented Circle Cut File sections. I chose a mixed-media patterned paper for my background and added a little more mixed media to really build that visual interest.
I adhered my four circles down in the middle of the page and then got stuck into creating some interesting layers behind my photo. For added interest I created my title using four different alphas or words and adhered those down at the base of my photo.
I added my journalling directly underneath in strips that I typed up on my typewriter.
I finished off my layout by created a couple of clusters of layered embellishments on either side of my photo. And added some arrows pointing towards each of the four corners of my photo + embellishment clusters to really help draw the eye into the middle of the page. And of course, I had to add my scattering of Nuvo drops for that finishing touch.
If you’re interested in seeing how this came together in more detail, I’d love for you to check out my process video below and let me know what you think!
I fell in love with the Tropical Punch cut file the minute I saw it! I have created a summer layout (of course) using a photo of me in Capri Italy and yes we had a drink just like this!
And here is my layout which I created with Crate Paper Sunny Days collection.
I used a pale pink cardstock to cut the outer of the cut file, which once attached to my page a added machine stitching to add definition. I then chose a pink and blue striped paper to paper piece the tropical punch glass/cup. I added the flowers with foam tape to add dimension.
I paper pieced the umbrella keeping it in the pink and blue hues. Adding pops of colours is important when your layout has a majority colour, so I added a bright green for the leaves, a bright yellow for the lemon and peach patterns for the fruits on a stick, I used a blue and gold patterned paper for the straws.
Again I added some elements with foam tape to continue adding dimension to my page.
I didn’t use a mat for my photo but instead placed it in amongst the printed floral border, and creating an embellishment cluster to the side of my photo.
I added my title ‘Look on the Sunny Side’ in between my photo and cut file to connect them visually.
I finished my layout off by adding embellishments that added to the tropical feel of my layout.
This cut file is a wonderful page builder for any layout. To see this and other new release cut files head over to www.cuttoyou.com.au
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe week.
Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. I hope you are all doing well, and have some time to prepare for Halloween. We don’t celebrate this holiday in Hungary, but my daughter got to know about it through the cartoons, so she would love to try once that “trick or treat” sweets collecting game 😀 She already got a Halloween costume , which she wears proudly each October. 🙂
Of course, I had to scrap the memory when we were together shopping those clothes. I chose the Ghostly cut file for my layout.
I’ve been thinking about trying to make a layout with transparent ghosts, so I first cut the Ghostly cut file from white cardstock, then from a patterned cardstock from the Hey, Pumpkin collection of Crate Paper. I wanted to use the black cobwebby paper for my background, and highlight the gosts with the white cut file.
I wanted to fill the holes with a transparent sheet of foil, glue the eyes and mouth of the ghost on it, and ready. But in the meanwhile I changed my mind, and started to make shaker boxes from the ghosts. I used heavy cardboard to create a dimension for the sequins, and it took a while to cut out and glue down all those curves and little lines…
When I was ready with the glueing, I got out my powder tool and swept the foil pieces with it in order to prevent static, namely the sequins won’t stick to the foil. Then I started to fill my ghost boxes with different sizes and patterns of sequins, which were part of the September Song Base Kit at Clique Kits. When I was ready I closed the boxes with a 12″x12″ white cardstock.
I backed my photo with white tissue paper and some patterned papers of the same collection and the purple one is from BoBunny. I also add a heavy cardboard piece under the layers to add some dimension.
Finally I added some chipboard and phrase stickers, some thread and my journalling to the page. I hope you are going to try this technique, although it is not a 30 minutes layout, it is definetely worth it! 😉 Go to the shop and get some of cut files from the latest release!
I wanted it to be bright and fun so I enlarged it and paper backed it with the new collection by Paige Evans Go the Scenic Route. I added machine stitching to add texture and definition.
I love how this turned out, and this backpack is so gorgeous and I know I will use it again for different themed layouts. It is a must have in your cut file library. You can shop here https://createdbygwen.com.au/shop/