My Childhood Obsession | Khristina Sorge

Hey friends! Lately, I have been talking to a few creative friends about storytelling and creating layouts about us and childhood. I am really good at documenting my travels and documenting my kids but I haven’t been doing a great job documenting myself and stories from my childhood that I might like my kids to know one day. SO….I am trying really hard to find ways to tell some of those stories and this is one. My Little Pony, my friends, was a big childhood obsession for both me and my little sister. We had so many of those little plastic ponies with the bright manes and fun details. We loved the show, decorated our rooms, and collected all the figurines. Anybody else remember those days?!? Well, I was super amazed when My Little Pony reappeared and my daughter fell in love. It was kind of like me falling in love all over again. This Rainbow Burst Background Cut File was seriously perfect! I flipped its direction but it seriously just screamed My Little Pony and this story to me when I was sitting down to create.

Another thing that I really love about this cut file is all of the options. You can totally use it over and over again because there are so many possibilities and documenting opportunities. I decided to back just the stars with patterned paper and leave the rainbow open but you could totally do the reverse or fill in everything too!

I used an ombre pink for my background because I felt like it was a perfect match for my photo and then the navy starburst paper around the edge just made the perfect way to accent everything! I totally loved including my journaling as another accent around the edge of the pink ombre paper too! Do you ever try that with your journaling?

For embellishments, I just needed a few little die cuts that coordinated with my patterned paper choices as well as two different alphabets for my title. Because the word “Childhood” is so long, I decided to break it up into two lines and that ended up being a good decision because then those two lines nestled in with my larger puffy “my” font perfectly.

Last, but not least, I added a few enamel dots and puffy sticker stars to each of my embellishment clusters for a finishing touch! I also have a process video over on my You Tube channel if you want to check that out to see more about how this layout came together (or just to hear me talk about My Little Pony..haha).

Have you documented memories from your childhood? This would be a perfect chance to tell one of those stories and I would love to have you tag me on social media so that I can see what story you choose as well!

xoxo,

Khristina

Lovely | Kelly Pyron

Hello creative friends! I am excited to share my newest layout using the Sweetheart Background Cut File! I was given the theme “Love” to inspire this Design Team project so I chose this cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This cut file paired perfectly with the photo of my beautiful daughters. I used this mixed media-style background paper from the CVS Daydream Collection along with some Heidi Swapp mist under the cut-file, to create an interesting base for my photos and embellishments.

I added some sparkle and shine with sequins, mirrored acrylic pieces and nests of gold thread, tucked between layers and layers of lovely florals, hearts, and rainbows.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest creation with another fabulous Cut to You cut file! Seriously, the cut files from the shop do most of the work for you! All you have to do is add some photos and a couple of embellishments and voila’ , you have a gorgeous layout!

If you would like to see the process video, please click below:

A+ Study Squad | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU friends and a big welcome to the blog today! I hope you are enjoying this months new releases as much as I have been! And those A-MAZING Christmas cut files, swoon! Anyways, I am here today to share this fun layout I created!

I’m not entirely convinced that when Gwen created this “Study Squad” cut file she had this type of “learning” on the radar however I felt it was a perfect match for this photo of my boys learning how to make their Mumma a pod coffee 😉

I’ve pulled out my stash of the Pink Fresh Studio “Let’s Stay Home” collection for this one and have backed the cut file with (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad. I simply could not resist the awesome “Better Things Are Ahead” patterned paper that I may have been hoarding 😉 So much colour and so, so fun!!

I, of course, have a process video for you, which is linked below.

And to finish off, some close up shots

And that is a wrap from me today!! I am off to get creating with some of the fun and beautiful new Christmas designs! What will you cut first???

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Sunshine, Rainbows and Happy Days | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends! For those who know me know I LOVE rainbows and just had to use this new release one Sunshine Rainbows cut file

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I have used the new collection by Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park. fullsizeoutput_56c1As I knew I would be using bright and bold colours/patterns I cut in white cardstock. I used white glitter on the words that would remain white, it shows beautifully in real life (not so good in my photos), also adding some dimension and texture. Next I chose my four rainbow pieces keeping it fun and vibrant. Once I adhered these to my white cardstock I added machine stitching using a turquoise coloured thread.Untitled-4

Untitled-5I added a foam sticker rainbow from the collection to finish off my rainbow. I next added my photo (that sweet treat is worthy of being scrapped!!!) using a bright coloured mat which I used foam tape to adhere so I could tuck elements under and over my rainbow and photos.Untitled-6I added embellishments around the phrase of this cut file to draw your eye.Untitled-7

Untitled-15Some of the letters I added with foam tape and others I left flat, this certainly adds visual interest and keeps your layout from appearing ‘flat’.

This cut file is the complete package, a beautiful rainbow and layout title all in one!  To see all the other August new release head to the Cut to You shop

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Rachel X

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Paint Me a Rainbow | Marie Hirst

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping safe and well (and if you are in the UK with me, you are also enjoying the sunshine!)

I’m popping on the blog today to share this lovely rainbow layout with you all!

I just LOVE the rainbow cutfile in the Rainbow KIT to YOU set! For anyone who doesn’t know, with KIT to YOU you get the cutfile and a set of detailed instructions on how to make a layout! Check out all the gorgeous KIT to YOU sets here.

Anyway, here is the one I used:
I decided to use it to document when my son, Elliot, pained a huge rainbow poster to put in our front window to thank all the NHS staff looking after us all during these difficult times.

I started by backing the rainbow and clouds in a rainbow-striped paper from my stash and the sun in a white paper covered in mini hearts.
I placed the two photos which I printed 3×4 inches each, on top of the rainbow and added the rainbow onto another sheet of cardstock covered in rainbows (A Picnic in the Park one I think!)
I used some Jillybean Soup embellishments (mini paintbrushes and splats) to add details and added some words around the photos which matched in theme with what Elliot was up to.
Finally, I added the title using some tiny foam alphas and some HUGE cardstock ones (again from Jillybean Soup).
I just love how it turned out – so happy and bright and a lovely lockdown memory! Don’t forget to check out all the lovely new designs in the shop here and look out for the new releases in June!

Until next time,

Stay safe,

Marie xxx