Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!
I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.
I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .
I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.
I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!
Hello! Sara here with you today. I have a fun layout to share with you featuring the Cousin Squad cut file. I have been waiting to use this one for a while now! I am the oldest of 7 siblings so I have lots of cousin pages to do! This photo is special to me because it is the last time ALL my neices and nephews were together for a group picture.
I started with the title piece. I backed each letter with patterned paper. Then I used about 1001 foam squares to pop the title up.
I added florals onto the title to make it truly part of the layout. This allows the flowers to weave in and around both the photos and title seamlessly.
This layout is simple in design and execution but it packs a powerful, colorful punch! I love how all the colors pop off of the white cardstock! You can see all the details of this layout on my YouTube channel too! Id love to see you give this layout design a try.
White cardstock, an amazing title from the shop HERE, and and lots of pretty flowers are really all you need!
Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I live in the Northern Hemisphere which means summer is just starting and I am currently loving creating summer layouts! Today’s summery layout features the brand new Interlocking Hexagons cut file.
How cute are these sunny faces! perfect for these beachy products! I chose to keep my cut file in white and I backed it with multiple patterns of beachy paper. I then fussy cut some gorgeous foiled shells and popped them up in the hexagons. I love how the hexagons frame the shells!
Next, I added some foam adhesive to my photo to give it some prominance. I created two embellishment clusters around my photo. A sparkly title was the perfect finishing touch!
As always, I have a process video if you would like to see all the little details and more of my thoughts on this project. And be sure to head over to the Cut To You shop HERE and take a peek at all the gorgeous cut files, you are sure to find something you will love!
Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a family layout! I’m using the Faceted Squares cut file- and turning it on its side.
Cut files are one of those scrapbooking embellishments that you can turn and adapt in soo many fun ways! I simply took this diamond shape, cut it, then flipped it to a square to give my photo a colorful mat.
That one little easy step gives the cut file a completely different look! Its like getting two cut files for the price of one!
Now let’s talk about color…
I used blending brushes to add a light wash of ink to the cut file. You can still see lots of white comng through and a touch of brown ink deepened the colors and helped to match my papers and embellishments perfectly!
I always find using a dark background on a layout to be a bit tricky…you don’t want the whole layout to be dark. I find that some white splatter is just the trick to help lighten everything up.And for this layout, I found the cut file helped too- giving the layout some contrast and lightening up the whole layout!
Next time you are in your scrapping area, I challenge you to try a dark background and brighten it up with a fun cut file – maybe even try rotating your favorite cut file from the SHOP and see what kinds of new, fun desgins you can create with a simple turn!
I have a proces video up on my channel as well with more tips and tricks too!
Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today! I’m featuring one of the Home Bodies Collection cut files.
My layout was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File #318. Cut to You is one of the challenge blog’s sponsors and we have been having fun playing along with their inspiration pieces over the last few months.
Here is the case file that inspired my layout today-
With all those orange tones, I knew I wanted to use a nice, muted color palette but I also wanted to make my cut file POP! To accomplish that I added some mixed media behind the cut file. The mixed media allows the backed cut file to really be visible and set it off.
I paired my cut file with a photo of my youngest son cuddling his dog on the couch..perfect homebodies uniting for sure!
I love the fun clusters of embellishments I used to define the line between the mixed media and the photo. It gives the whole layout balence and allows the photo to stand against the orange mixed media. Overall, I think that this layout came together so well and I love the cozy feel I was able to create!
If you haven’t seen these fun cut files yet, be sure to take a peek at them in the Cut To You shop HERE!
I also have a process video to share – in case you want to add a bit of mixed media to the background of your next cut file!
I started by cutting the file extra big out of smooth white cardstock. I wanted to use the cut file as the main embellishment on my layout. By sizing it large, and tucking my photo into the leaves,I accomplished my design goal. I decided to pair the cut file and picture with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection, and then I went to work making the cut file my own- my favorite part of the process!
I used Distress Oxide ink and Distress Glaze to give my cut file a smooth, ombre look and then backed each leaf with a different patterned paper. I adhered the leaves straight to the page and then used dimensional foam behind the leaves to pop them up.
I wanted to add some embellishments to my cut file to give it some sparkler/shine, and tiny details. I decided on some clusters of sequins, and then I added die cuts, phrase stickers, and some butterflies to round out my clusters and make the page pop! I love how these details make the cut file a statement piece on the layout while not taking over or overwhelming my photo! I loved using the die cut words in the collection to mix and match until I had the perfect title.
You can also head over to my You Tube channel for a step by step video showing all the details of how I created my layout!
Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring one of the new April cut files, Spring Tulip.
I paired my cut file with an older collection from my stash. I have been trying really, really hard to use up some older supplies and collect some empty packages this month. I finished off a whole package of puffy stickers on this layout and I couldn’t be happier! In addition to backing this cut file I also did some color coordinated hand stitching to add some more texture and color to the file.
Want to give hand stitching a cut file a try but nor sure how to get started? I have a bonus tutorial today showing the supplies and how I hand stitch a cut file as well as a process video. You can find both links below!
Be sure to check out all the great cut files in the shop HERE
I started by adding the image into my Cricut software and removing the outer and some of the not-needed inner contour lines so that the main shapes were cut out of the cardstock so I was using the negative of the file as I wanted to feature it as my background.
I decided to pair it with the beautiful Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio (which I have to admit I have totally been hoarding). I used a turquoise to back the cutfile and then added a small piece of the woodgrain paper around two of the edges (and kept the rest for another time).
I used several different sheets from the 6×8 pad to mat my photo and add lots of layers. Then I sorted through my die cut ephemera and tucked in lots of florals and hearts around the photo and into different parts of the cutfile.
I used the foam title ‘Family’ and added a few of the small black hearts at various points too. I then finished off by adding some pretty little sequins and some enamel dots, again tucked into the cutfile and sprinkled all over! I also tucked a small tag behind the photo and added some cotton thread which was then swirled down the side of the page and of course I added some of those beautiful butterflies!
I love the way this has turned out and I love how the cutfile adds so much interest to the background and allowed me to tuck lots of little details in too!
You’ll find a process video here on my channel:
Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out all the awesomeness that is currently in the shop!
Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today featuring a very special cut file for a very special layout. I chose the Floral Ampersand cut file and made it extra special with vellum and stitching.
I paired my cut file with Cocoa Vanilla’s Unforgettable collection. I thought that the tones in the collection would work so well with this adorable photo of my brother and my niece
I enhanced this already beautiful cut file by backing the flowers with patterned papers. Then I hand stitched using coordinating embroidery thread colors for extra texture and interest. Finally I backed the entire ampersand with vellum for a lovely frosted effect.
If you haven’t gotten it yet, this cut file is a lovely addition. Just by changing colors or patterns, this cut file works for a ton of themes!
You can take a peek at all the details ( and my trick for getting perfect placement in my process video here!
And be sure to take a peek at all the beutiful cut files in the shop!