Chasing Rainbows | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Chasing Rainbows cut file! I pulled out the gorgeous Sunkissed collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio to use with this cut file.

The Chasing Rainbows cut file

I cut the Chasing Rainbows cut file from white cardstock as I normally do and then chose some cute patterned papers to back behind the design. For the rainbow section of the cut file I chose some bright, striking papers and behind the clouds in the design I chose the cloud paper. In the title part of the design, I picked 2 of the bright papers from the rainbow section to repeat down in the title. Once it was all backed, I adhered it with craft foam underneath to a plain piece of white cardstock. I love the shadows and dimension this adds to my page.

I trimmed down the white cardstock background and matted the entire layout with two gorgeous 12′ x 12′ patterned papers from the Sunkissed collection. With big cut file designs like this one, sometimes it is difficult to decide where your photo/s are going to be placed. I usually audition all of the possibilities for my photo and decided on the right of my design was the best. I did not mind that the photo covered part of the cloud at the top and part of the title at the bottom.

Once my photo was placed, it was time to embellish! Under my photo to the left, I added a 3′ x 4′ journal card, I just loved the colours in this card and the big large sun was perfect! I like how the card draws your eye towards the photo too. I also stapled a small yellow, rainbow banner sticker to the top right corner of my photo too. On top of the small sun in the cut file, I added a wood epoxy bead of a sun, this was the perfect place for this! I added some small puffy stickers around my page and also one of the large rainbow die cuts above the photo. Lastly I added some accessory phrase stickers to help tell the story, I added these to the top of the cloud on the left and stamped the date stamp on the right of my photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?! I just love Gwen’s cut files so much! There are some amazing cut file designs in the CUT to YOU online store so make sure to check them out!

Happy creating!

Loving the Everyday | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share my newest layout using the “Loving the Everyday” Cut File. This title is perfect for how I am currently feeling and the photos I wanted to scrap!

It is perfect because we finally had a normal, lovely, uneventful, sunny weekend! I was so excited to take the grandkids to lunch and then to the park. Things that use to be common occurrences are now so precious and exciting. We had a very rough winter and rough year in general. So being together and outside feels wonderful!

I used a collection from Amy Tangerine that is bright and colorful to capture the mood and feel of the photos. I layered the embellishments in clusters focusing on using different sizes, textures, and dimensions. This helps create a dynamic, visually appealing grouping.

I cut the title on black cardstock and then again on yellow patterned paper. I adhered the black outline and filled in the outlines with the yellow letters popped up on foam tape. The photo above shows the awesome dimension this creates. Lastly, I added some black stitching to two sides of the layout and on the blue banner piece at the bottom right. I just love the look of messy stitching!

I just love how this layout came together! I love the contrast of the black with all the fun bright colors! Thank you for stopping by the blog today and here’s hoping for lots more normal, magical days!