Life is Short…… Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY crafty friends, Happy 2020 to you all!

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.

This is the fab cut file I have used, Life is short, eat the cake !IMG_2745

I used the gorgeous Crate Paper Hooray collection. Firstly I cut the phrase is a silver glitter flocked paper, subtle but stops the blocked words from getting lost on my white background page.

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I then chose a patterned paper to add my letter, some I added with foam tape and others I left, this adds dimension and visual interest.

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I added my square photo, which I added a narrow blue border around and foam tape centre of the sentiment cut file above. Then it was just a matter of embellishing (which is always the fun part right!)

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Don’t be afraid to put embellishments over large title words, as I have done here by adding the cute cat, it adds to the visual interest and draws your eye.

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I chose embellishments in keeping with the birthday theme and using them as my sub titles.

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Page builder cut files such as this one, really make it easy to create a gorgeous layout.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you grab this cut file from the shop.

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Calendar 2020 | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hi there,

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!

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Piroska

Scrap Happy | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Well its a bit of a sad day for me today as I bring you my last share for Cut To You.

I thought it would be fitting to create this page as a testament to my time on the team.

I have used the ‘Scrap Happy’ words from the Scrap Happy cut file.

This title definitely sums up the amazing time I spent with some fellow DT members at a recent retreat.

I cut the cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette.

Once my page was coming together I then coloured the cut file with a yellow paint pen to help it pop out from the page more.

I backed the file with some pattern paper as well as some foam tape to lift it up from the page.

I added some craft-related embellishments, fitting in with the theme of my page.

I have to say a huge thank you to boss lady Gwen for having me on the team from the very beginning of Cut To You. Its been an absolute pleasure.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Totally Pawsome / Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! I’m here today with a layout featuring the Totally Pawsome Page Builder

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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!

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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!

Oh, and I have a process video to share too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Travel Everywhere | Rachel Lowe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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I created a sub title by using one of the squares adding the country and date.

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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.

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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.

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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!DT Announce Rachel Lowe

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Caught On Camera | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel back with you on the blog today.

Today I have a bright and fun layout to share.

I have used the Caught On Camera Page Builder cut file on my layout today.

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.

Head over to the shop to check out what’s new!

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Mel Davis Guest Designer

Hey Creative friends!

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 🙂

Until next time,

 

 

Happy Minecraft Day | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Rachel with you today with another birthday layout to share!

As soon as I saw the Grid Block Background cut file,

I immediately wanted to use it to create a layout

documenting my son’s Minecraft-themed birthday party.

I cut the Grid Block Background cut file from black cardstock with my Silhouette.

I backed the squares with papers of different shades of green. I then added some sketched lines around the green squares with a Sharpie for some extra detail.

I added the ‘happy day’ words from the Candles Page Builder cut file for my title. Once again I cut them from black cardstock, then backed with yellow card.

I also added some stamping for extra detail.

I added some Distress Oxide using the packaging technique

to add another layer to my background.

I added some embellishments, my photos,

and some hand-written journalling.

Head over to the store to check out all the latest releases.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

MY SUNSHINE | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen on the blog today with a new share featuring Miss C in beautiful Fiji from quite a few years back now.  I’ve actually had this picture for ages and was never quite sure what to do with it.  I always struggled to make it fit with a page…UNTIL I created this sweet sailing boat (Set Sail 2) for her to ‘sit’ on.  I am so in love with the end result.

I’m also on a bit of a mission to use my stencils a little more of late so this page started with some stencil work.  In my usual clean mixed media style, I’ve lightly sprayed the stencil with a soft pink glimmer mist.  I was kind of looking to emulate the rays of the sun at sunset so chose a soft pink rather than a bright yellow mist.  Once dry, I’ve added lines of machine stitching for extra detail.

Next up, I’ve gone to work backing the cut file.  I’ve used Kaisercraft Paisley Days collection for this.  mixing and matching the papers in the collection to ‘colour’ my little boat cut file.  I’ve also used this collection to mount my photo, just one layer for this page as I didn’t want too much happening over my pretty background and cut file.  I’ve added some stitching here too in my usual style.

At this point I had my background locked in, the file backed and my photo ready.  It was time to do the layout dance to place all of these large elements.  I was careful to position the boat in the centre but allow room for my photo off to the right-hand side.  I wanted the mast in the picture to be on the same side as the mast in my cut file boat.

Next, it was time to have some fun with embellishments to round out the page.  First up, I found these sweet neutral clouds by Charm Creations.  I love how soft they are.  They were the perfect feature for my ‘sky’.

I then found this sweet little pink bow in my stash, it’s from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  Just HAD to add that.  #socute

Then came all of the elements from the Kaisercraft collection… I found floral stickers and die cut butterflies.  The banner sticker was the perfect fit along my mast and matched the flags on the cut file perfectly!  I really just kept adding bits and pieces here and there until I was happy.

I’m really happy with how this turned out and love the soft background colour scheme and the pops of yellow from the pattern papers.

You can see the latest designs from CUT to YOU here, there are over 200 designs and lots of design team samples to check out.

Until next time,

New Years Fun | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Rachel back with you today with a fun celebration page to share.

I have used the Confetti Background cut file for the main focus of my page today. I cut it from white cardstock, then backed it with lots of different bright colours to create a real ‘party’ feel to the page.

I left some of the circles open, and backed the white cardstock with some black cardstock. I added some cardboard under the white cardstock to add some dimension to the black circles.

I added some blue watercolour around my page to break up the starkness of the white, and add another subtle colour to my page.

I haven’t added too many other embellishments to my busy page.

However I did add a Constellation Cluster cut file under my photo.

I cut it from white cardstock then painted the cut file gold to match my gold Thickers for my title and the gold tones in the background of my photo.

Have you created something using CUT TO YOU cut files?

We’d love to see them all in the CUT TO YOU HQ Facebook group.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x