Love | Khristina Sorge

Hi friends! I am super excited to be sharing my very first design team project with everyone today. I wanted to create a quick and easy impactful layout and one of my favorite ways to do that is with a darker background paired with the contrast of a bright white cut file.

This cut file is just perfect for tucking in behind your layers and I love how it mimicked the look of the floral crown in my photo. It also helped this layout come together SO fast even though it packs a punch!

Here’s the Floral Edge set cut file that I used today…..Isn’t it just gorgeous?!?!

I have a process video to share with you today as well talking thru how this one came together.

I can’t wait to see you guys try this idea of a dark background with a white cut file as a way to create a unique look! Here’s a couple of close-ups of my layout….

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo, Khristina

HotHouse Flowers|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today, with my first Cut To You layout of 2021! I hope you love this tropical, fun layout as much as me.

I’ve used the Hibiscus cut file from the shop. I cut it 4 times to create layered embellishments for my layout.

I created a mixed media background for my page and paired the cut file with lots of fun, tropical embellishments.

To see all the details of my layout, you can take a peek at my full process video on my You Tube channel and then be sure to head over to the SHOP and get a gorgeous Hibiscus cut file for yourself!

Our Sweet Little Family | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am delighted to be here with you for another term with the CUT to YOU Design Team. Today I am sharing with you how I created this sweet little layout.

Late last year we had a little family photo shoot with a local photographer and got some truly gorgeous snapshots of our family from it. I knew that the Our Sweet Little Family Cut File would be perfect to document this photo of us all together.

I started off backing the cut file with some coordinating patterned papers. One of the patterned papers had a gold foil polka dot so I really played on that element by backing a few of the hearts with a gold foil paper. I love how shiny and beautiful it looked.

I created some soft and simple layers behind my photo with patterned papers from the same collection. My photo was adhered directly to the background with the cut file on some foam adhesive, layered slightly over the top of the photo.

Working with a diagonal design, I kept my embellishing pretty simple. I used some large floral elements fussy cut from a patterned paper, and a few sweet little coordinating die cut pieces to create small clusters that draws the eye from the top left down to the bottom right of the page. My short and sweet journalling slotted in perfectly just below my photo, reinforcing the diagonal flow of my layout design.

To finish off I added some Nuvo drops scattered around the page and some controlled splattering of gold ink to tie in the gold foil used to back the cut file.

If you’d like to see how this layout came together in more detail, I’d love for you to head over to my YouTube video and let me know what you think.

Christmas Wishes | Ali Skifton

Happy New Year! I am so excited to be here with you sharing my first layout for the Cut To You Design Team. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are still enjoying their time with their families and friends.

As soon as I saw the Christmas Wishes cut file I knew I had to use it to scrap our Christmas photo card. I decided to use the red paper to back up the whole cut file title because I wanted it to pop against the black and white star paper.

Here is the link to the Christmas Wishes Title Cut file that I used on my layout. There are so many terrific Christmas cut files in the shop it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use for this photo.

I decided to add my journaling to the title too, which I thought was something fun and different. I typed up the Christmas saying that I thought went well with the title cut file and the photo and added two enamel dots to the strip of paper. I added foam tape to the back of my cut file title to add some dimension to the layout. I then used the penguin and ornament die cuts to decorate the title. I also added heart card stock stickers to the middle of the letters R and A.

I hope you enjoy the layout and that it brings a smile to your face. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!

Love, Ali XO

Sweet Christmas Memories | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I hope you are all well and happy this Christmas Eve.

I am so happy to be with you today to share my final project for this month, and this year. Once again I’ve been delving into my stash of Christmas supplies to document some of my memories from past years.

For this project I used the Poinsettia Wreath Cut File. Although this cut file comes with two halves of a wreath, I decided to use just the bottom half.

I really wanted to play with some watercolour techniques for this layout and honestly, I just had so much fun with it. I created a base for my backed cut file using three different coloured inks which I watered down and very roughly sploshed around where I knew the cut file would sit.

And to fill in the top half of the wreath I had so much fun creating some painted watercolour foliage. This was such a simple but effective technique and I am so in love with the finished product.

I kept the remainder of my layout fairly simple. I chose three coordinating alphabet stickers for my title. I added some watercolour splatters around the wreath and used some of the gold foil stars that came with the alphabet stickers I used.

To finish the layout I tucked some additional bits of foliage that I die cut from coordinating patterned papers in and around my wreath cut file. And of course added a sprinkling of Nuvo drops for that sweet little finishing touch.

If you’d like to see how I created this layout in more detail I would love for you to take a look at my process video which is linked below.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Cutie Pie | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I’m so happy to be sharing another project with you today. I dove back into my stash to create this layout to document some photos of my little girl on her first Christmas Day.

I wanted to use the Holly Background Cut File to create a background feature for my page.

I backed the file coordinated patterned papers, then adhered it to a bold gold foil striped vellum. I machine stitched around the edge before adhering it to my white cardstock background.

After matting my photo strip onto patterned paper, I added a really soft layer of gathered tissue paper to help offset the boldness of the background.

I kept things pretty simple for the rest of the layout. My title “Christmas Cutie Pie” used two different font stickers from my stash. And my journalling (if you can call it that!) was just a sticker that read “Christmas Day” and the year.

I finished my layout by creating a couple of small clusters of embellishments nestled around my photo. And popped a little Santa hat die cut onto my daughters head in one of the photos for a SUPER cute little festive detail.

If you’d like to see this layout come together in more detail I’d love for you to watch my process video linked below.

Happy creating and I hope you have a great day!

Love Your Llama Selfie|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today playing with one of this month’s new cut files, Love Your Selfie. This cut file is so fun, I especially love the cute Instax- like camera. I knew it would look fabulous backed with some fun patterns.

I paired the cut file with papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new line, Daydream. I just got this collection and Im already hooked…these colors are swoon-worthy. I havent gotten any new lines in a while so I dug right in and went to work..well, play (creating this layout was anything but work!)

I paired the cut file with flowers, lots of flowers. Fussy cut flowers from the collection paired with die cuts. I added this cute little corduroy heart to the camers lens. The heart and the floral element really added whimsy to the camera.

My photograph is a selfie…with a llama. I have a confession, I love llamas. I wanted to add one to my page, but in a subtle way. So I added a “hidden llama” to one of my floral clusters. He is sooo cute, right??

I added a llama to my title using some Thickers and I added some more hearts to the middle of the letter O’s to create a visual triangle around my page. And if you look closely…you’ll find a little “hidden cactus” too.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this layout. Using new products and brand new cut files was fun, and creative! Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and take a look at ALL the new cut files this month. You will not be disappointed!…promise!

Have A Lovely Day!

Exhale | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! Today I am so excited to be sharing with you is one of my all time favourite layouts that I have created.

 

I knew that I wanted to create a really soft and pretty layout for what I was documenting and, although it might seem like an odd pairing, the  Pie Graph Cut File was really speaking to me.

This cut file was actually one of the newsletter freebies this month. If you’re not already a newsletter subscriber, you can go ahead and subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.

I had a vision of a layered background using the Pie Graph Cut File which I achieved by first cutting it from some white cardstock, handstitching around and backing it with vellum. In my software I released the outside cut line to cut the ‘pie pieces’ from a white cardstock background piece, and then handstitched around each of those.

I layered the white, vellum backed, cut file on top of the background piece, rotating it slightly so that the pieces weren’t sitting directly on top of each other.

I backed my photo with a couple of simple and soft layers including patterned paper, vellum and tissue paper. I had lots of fun creating two goregously soft and floral embellishment clusters on opposite corners of my photo.

I used a chipboard word for my title and added my journalling in strips below the title. And of course I finished off with a little bit of mixed media splatters and my favourite Nuvo drops.

If you want a more detailed look at how this layout came together, I’d love for you to check out my process video below.

Thankyou, and I hope you have a great day!

First Birthday | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my latest design team project with you. And for something a little different I have created a coordinating two-page layout to celebrate my son’s first birthday.

I knew the Confetti Background Cut File just had to be used for this birthday layout and decided to use it for the right had side of my spread. I wanted to create the effect of two-toned confetti falling down the page. To achieve that I randomly backed some of the confetti circles with glitter cardstock, before mounting the whole page onto a soft blue polka-dot patterned paper. I also added a hand-stictched border with blue thread.

There was a lot that I wanted to say about this ocassion so I kept the design of this page pretty simple to allow for lots of journaling strips. I added some visual interest to my photo by adding a few layers of patterned paper, adding some dimension (using chipboard leftover from some packaging) in between some of the layers.

I created a small cluter of embellishments to the bottom right of my photo using some cute boy-themed ephemera.

To balance it out I created another small cluster of embellishments on the top left of the photo. With all of the visual weight hanging toward the top of the page, I added some layered strips of patterned paper and a small cluster of stars down the bottom of the page. And of course I finished all three clusters off with some nuvo drops.

For the left-hand side page I created my own custom cut file using the text tool in the Silhouette studio software. I cut a giant number ‘1’ and backed it using fringed strips of patterened paper. I nestled three little custers of embellishments around my photo to help draw the eye. And finished off with a title using an alphabet die.

And since I also needed to create layout to celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, I went ahead and duplicated the layout using a different set of products to go into her album! I love these kind of time-saving shortcuts.

If you want a more in depth look at how this layout came together, please go ahead and check out my process video below.

I hope you enjoy!

Shine|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.

I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.

I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.

I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.

I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.

As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.

Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara