Brick Builder | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creatives

Karen with you today sharing a layout celebrating my nephews love of Lego and all things Star Wars. The Brick Builder Boy cut file was perfect! I backed the file with patterned paper in almost solid colour to give the affect of Lego pieces and I couldn’t resist making his face shine with some silver foiled cardstock that I had found hidden deep within my stash

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I took inspiration for the overall Lego stet up on the photos, my nephew had created a backdrop and special place for all of his Star Wars creations. I added texture to the page with modelling paste and added some ink spray and splatters to give an overall galaxy feel to the layout.

To see how I created this one please pop on over to YouTube, I would just love that!

Thanks so much for stopping bye today.

A Year To Remember | A Year To Remember Cut File | NenaScrap

Hi CUT TO YOU friends,

It’s NenaScrap with you today and I’m so happy to see you on the Cut To You blog again !

Today I want to show you this layout I made with the cut file A Year To Remember. I love the title cut files imagined by Gwen, they always give me the inspiration to start a new page.

This cut file was perfect to illustrate the highlights of the year 2021.

I cut my cut file from white cardstock and backed it with a printed paper from The Best Day collection by Pink Fresh Studio. This paper has lots of different colored labels. It was perfect for backing this beautiful A Year To Remember cut file.

To showcase my title, I made a background with Distress Worn Lipstick ink and Andrea’s Azalea Magicals powder. I used a blending tool with my Distress then splashed my background with my powder diluted with water.

I glued my cut file with 3D adhesive foam to give volume to my layout.

I made a photo montage with 4 of our best family moments of the year and matted my photo with several pieces of paper.

I added “2021” to my photo with an alphabet sticker and finished it off by adding die-cuts and stickers from The Best Day collection by Pink Fresh Studio.

I really loved making this layout with this beautiful A Year To Remember cut file. Do you like title cut files? There are plenty in the store here.

I hope this layout will inspire you.

Have fun with your cut files and see you soon.

Hugs & kisses from France.

December Album | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with a set of three mini layouts to go in my December Album. I used three different cut files from the Christmas ShopHolly Baubles, Whimsy Woodland and Christmas Stocking. Each mini layout measures 6″ x 8″ and I am using the festive Simple Stories ‘Holly Days’ and ‘Make it Merry’ collections.

For my first layout I used the Holly Baubles cut file that you can find here in the shop. As these layouts are going into an album that needs to hold thirty one layouts I need to be careful with how dimensional they are so I backed my cut file using some vellum and patterned papers (without using sticky foam). These were stuck down directly to the patterned paper background. I then added my photos, again mounted directly onto the layout. This was a pretty simple page so all I had left to do was add some journaling stickers and then my date number circle.

For my second mini layout I went for the Whimsy Woodland tree cut file that you can find in the shop here. It was perfect with my photos of our decorated tree at home! For this one I backed it with firstly with vellum and then patterned paper behind that as I didn’t want the patterned paper to overwhelm the page as it was already quite busy with the patterned paper background and two photos.

For my final page I used the Christmas Stocking cut file that you can find in the shop here. I backed it with a mix of patterned papers and stuck it flat to the patterned paper background. I went with a larger photo this time, added some stickers popping out of the top of the stocking, my journaling and of course the date number circle. Only 28 more pages to be done!

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Hello Beautiful | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I have a layout to share using the Floral Filigree file and a heritage photo.

This photo is of my great great grandmother. This cut file with it’s vintage feel was perfect for adding to my page. I used it as a background element and layered my photo, journaling and embellishments over the top.

I love how the cut file peeks around the rest of my layout. It adds a pop of color and interest. For the color, I inked up the cut file with some blending brushes and ink that matched the products I wanted to use.

I love to document these old photos and how these people are related to me and made me who I am. I hope you will give this layout a try! There are soo many cut files in the SHOP here …your sure to find the perfect one!

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | Filagree Butterfly cut file | Hello Sweet Girl | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you with my very first share for 2022.

Today’s layout is a little ‘different’ shall we say?! Yep, my actual page is butterfly shaped and will go into my album as is without a page protector. The gorgeous butterfly “shape” is the stunning “Filigree Butterfly” cutfile available here in the store.

This page actually came together with the “left overs” of a previous layout I created. The inside pieces (silver cardstock) is what I had left over. I cut a second butterfly using black cardstock and then stuck the actual black cut file to some black paper and then paper pieced all of the silver pieces back in and oh boy, I just ADORE how this looks!!

I’ve pulled out my “Classic Heidi” collection by Heidi Swapp and started by choosing a paper to showcase on the back of the cutfile – essentially my background pattern paper.

I added a few layers of pretty things including a doily from my stash, some alphas, some embossing and some chipboard pieces making sure everything was EXTRA stuck down knowing this is not going into a page protector.

I did record my process for you and can watch that over on my YT channel or just hit that play button below!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have perhaps inspired you to create an out of the page protector/uniquely shaped layout/page to include in your own scrappy albums!! There are so, so many amazing designs in the store you could choose from and I, personally, would recommend starting in the “Florals & Nature” category!!

Happy scrapping, until next time!
Melinda
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Merry and Bright | Tamara Buckler

Hello and Happy New Year CTY friends!!

I’m so happy to be back with you again this year! Hope you are all well and have had a lovely festive season! Today I am up sharing a Christmas layout I created while we had a little down time, and I’m using the Merry and Bright cut file and some older Christmas pics of my girls.

I think I have mentioned before that I am Christmas scrapping convert, and one of the ways I have made this work for me is to use non-conventional colour stories on my Christmas pages. For this page I have gone with green, black and white, and I love how this works!

I have used the Merry and Bright cut file as my title, which I had cut out from white cardstock, and have coloured it using a black Posca pen. This is such an easy way to alter your cut files, and in this instance I feel it made the file stand out a lot better on my page.

I have used a black Charms Creation star over the top of the star in the file, and I love how this gives the title a bit more dimension, which can sometimes be tricky with really fine files like this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you stop by and check out the Christmas Shop for lots more cut files to document all your Christmas memories!

Take care out there.

Big Loves, Tam x

Simple life | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Heart of Flowers cut file and the Gather at Home collection from Echo Park.

This was such a sweet cut file to work with. I cut out the file in white cardstock and then backed the flowers and leaves with pattern paper.

I then added some ephemera, chipboard pieces, enamel dots and a photo. I also added a bit of stitching around the edge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jack Is Two | Shooting Star Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends. I hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season and a brilliant start to the new year. I’m here sharing my first layout for 2022 with you today. For this project I chose to use the Shooting Stars Cut File to document my little boy’s birthday.

I love the fun feature that those stars provide falling out from behind my photos. And the pops of gold glitter are just perfect for a birthday layout.

You can see how I created this layout in more detail in my process video:

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Here are a few more close up images of my completed layout:

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by the blog today. I hope you have a great day!

Beauty All Around | Geometric Bauble | Karen Jarman

Hi CTY Creatives! Karen with you today sharing a layout using the recently released Geometric Bauble file. Even though this is one of the Christmas cut files I decided to create a non Christmas layout. I envisaged the bauble representing a lantern attached to a tree.

I have cut out the file in a couple of different sizes and backed with vellum. To create the look that the baubles hanging off a tree I used a branch stencil across the page with modelling paste and added some flowers for some added texture.

I layered some fussy cut flowers, butterflies and birds to create gorgeous clusters on the top of the baubles.

If you’d like to see this page come together hit that play button below!! I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a fabulous creative month!

Happy New Year | Ali Skifton

Happy New Year my fellow crafters! I am sharing one of the latest and greatest cut files that Gwen created to ring in 2022!

Jeff and I celebrate New Year’s Day with my parents every year. My Mom always makes a fantastic dinner and we usually have a champagne toast to ring in the new year. This year we toasted with these beautiful cupcakes. I was so inspired by the gold and black colors and wanted the title to compliment the cupcake toppers.

I decided to cut the file with black cardstock and used gold glitter paper to back this awesome title cut file. I love how it stands out. I used foam tape to pop the title on my page. If you are using glitter paper make sure you use a strong glue. I used Nuvo glue and it works perfect with any cut files.

The paper and stickers I used are from multiple Hip Kit Club kits. That star paper just compliments the occasion and picture.

I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy new year! Let us hope that 2022 is better than the last two years. Happy New Year!

Love, Ali xoxo