Sweet Girl|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Rose Garden Frame cut file.

I decided to have a play with my cut file this week. I didnt just back it. I decided to add ink and Nuvo Drops to the centers to pop up the demension and interest. I also backed part of the cut files with vellum for added interest. And then popped the whole thing up with foam tape.

Sometimes I like to keep my cut files simple and sometimes I like to have a play with them and add extra dimension and detail. It’s part of the reason that I love cutfiles,you can keep them simple or add lots of details- the choice is yours.This was one I really wanted to play with.

I added a bit of mixed media to my background and kept the design fairly simple so the photo and cut file pop! I have a process video showing all of the details and design choices. You can head over to my channel and check it out!

Which cut file do you think would be amazing with some added depth and dimension? Head over to the SHOP and take a peek!

Have A Lovely Day!

Together | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m back with another layout featuring a cut file from one of the releases earlier this year called Floral Mandala 2 which you can find here in the shop….

I decided to back the cut file with different patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘These Days’ collection, which I raised up with foam pads to add the dimension that I love!

As I was going to add the cut file to a white cardstock background I wanted some additional colour so that it popped from the background. I used some paints from my stash in coordinating blue and coral colours and applied them using the ‘packaging’ technique and then flicked lots of splatters with a paintbrush. I then stuck that to a frame of the woodgrain paper from the ‘These Days’ collection and stitched a border around the edge using white thread, subtle but adds texture and definition.

Once the cut file was stuck down I could add my photo which I mounted to one of the coordinating journaling cards and the scalloped edge frame ephemera.

I then added a couple of floral clusters either side of my photo.

A few fussy cut butterflies added at opposite corners helps draw the eye to the centre of the layout.

Finally the ‘together’ title from the Foam Title Stickers pack was added just below the photo. I did add my journaling but forgot to do it before I took the photo, but it is there!

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! 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!

Vacation at last | Eucalyptus wreath *exclusive file | Petra de Vroege

Hi lovely CUTtoYou fans!

Today I’m sharing this layout with a brand new cut file design, the Eucalyptus wreath. This is an exclusive cut file you get access to when you become a member of the Cut of the month club. Each month exclusive design(s) for members only!

For this layout I cut the file twice. I backed them with different patterned papers and layered them on top of each other with a bit of an offset. This creates some depth, which I always love.

It is such a delicate, beautiful file! Everytime I work with a CUTtoYOU file, I say: this one I’m gonne use for different projects… and it’s no different with this one!

I can’t wait to see what the next exclusive will be the coming month! Also curious? Join us as a club member and get those machines rolling! Show us your projects in our Facebook group, and if you have any questions about the files or techniques, don’t hesitate to ask them in the group!

CU soon!


Do all things with love | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today to share my latest layout for CTY. To create my page I have used our Book Stack Cut File to scrap an older school photo of my girls.

I am playing along with this months CSI Challenges and have drawn from Case File #368 for inspiration for my page. I was inspired by the ‘school vibes’ of the case file, and also chose to draw on the pastel colours for inspiration.

I cut the file from white card stock and used a variety of patterned papers to back the spine and covers of the books. I then used some notebook paper to back the ‘pages’ of books, and I love that this gives the file a different texture, much like you see with real books. I added foam tape behind the patterned papers to pop the file up from the page.

I have focussed the design of my page on the bottom half of my layout, laying my photo over the edge of the cut file, and clustering and tucking embellishments around these two elements. I really feel like this keeps the focus on the story of the page, even without adding any journaling.

I really love how this came together, and as always am grateful that I get to play with these amazing Cut Files to tell our stories. Gwen has released some amazing bundle deals over in the shop, so if you have back to school photos to scrap, make sure you check them out.

Until next time, Big Loves,

Tam xo

CUT to YOU | “Chasing Rainbows” & Extra cutfiles | Chasing Rainbows | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends, Melinda here with you today sharing this super fun scrapbook layout!!

One cut file is VERY obvious and it’s the “Chasing Rainbows” cut file which features front and centre on this page!

However, I actually used bits from 2 other cut files as well!! Let’s start with those clouds in the background which came from the “Summer Builder” cut file set…

Which brings us to the final cut file and that GIANT rainbow in the background!! That came from the “Sunshine Rainbows” cut file.

I pulled out the Jen Hadfield “Reaching Out” collection for this and paired some Distress Oxide ink colours to go with it. Tattered Rose/Fossilized Amber/Bundled Sage/Faded Jeans for the rainbow. And Stormy Sky/Pumice Stone/Hickory Smoke for the clouds.

I used blending brushes to create my background after I cut paper stencils – with some not so great cardstock in my stash – with my cut files.

The “Chasing Rainbows” cut file was cut on white cardstock and backed using the “Reaching Out” 6×8 paper pad. I used these papers to “match” my distress oxide ink colours for the rainbow in the cut file and then the beautiful floral design for the words.

A few final touches, including some rainbow stitching and sequins and my page was done!!

I just love how this came together in the end and if you’d like to see my process hit that play button below!! I do hope that you enjoy!

As I finish up this post I wanted to make sure that you knew that there are now cut file bundles available in the store!! So super fun and a great way to “stock up” if you have something you love to work with!! Like in this “Rainbow Bundle“, this has to be my fave, of course!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that perhaps you’ve taken away some fun and different ideas on ways to use cut files other than simply backing them!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Together | Ali Skifton

Hello my crafty CTY friends! I am so ready for Fall and couldn’t wait to scrap our apple picking pictures with this amazing Geo Triangles cut file. I was so excited to use the new Cocoa Vanilla Collection, These Days that matched perfectly with the colors in our apple orchard photo.

I know some of these cut files can be intimidating on how to back them up, but just remember there is no right or wrong way to do it. Each one is a creation of its own. I started backing up the triangles going from top, left to right and working down. I love how this cut file displays all their lovely patterned papers in this collection.

I added foam tape to the back to give the layout some dimension. I also added flowers, stickers and a cute button that says Love you! What I love the most is when I matted the whole cut file with this beautiful soft paper. I love how it borders and frames the square cut file.

I hope you all enjoy this layout as much as I love that Fall is on it’s way! I am over this very hot, humid and dry summer. Bring on the apples, pumpkins, colors, leaves, caramel apples, everything Fall!


Happy Crafting my friends!

Love, Ali xoxo

CUT to YOU | Happy | Ferris Wheel Cut File | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. When I first saw the Ferris Wheel digital cut file, this photo came in my mind. Unfortunately the amusement park in Budapest has been closed, but you can ride some of the old machines in the City Park. This mini ferris wheel is also there, so tiny but still fun.

First I cut the Ferris Wheel cut file from white cardstock. As the mini wheel on my photo is coloured blue, I decided to back the Ferris Wheel cut file with blue tones. I used the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose the tiny floral paper and the leopard patterned paper from the 6″x8″ paper stack and the Bright Side paper from the 12″ paper pad.

I chose the Just Chillin’ patterned paper for my background. I matted my photo with the same patterned papers and glued the cut file on the background paper. I placed my photo on right bottom side of the cut file.

Then I started to embellish the layout. I added a phrase sticker and some puffy stickers from the Sunkissed collection, and a title cut out from the Midnight collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I really like how this monochromatic layout has turned out. Have you already used this cut file? If yes, show us in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group!
And now had onto the CUT to YOU shop, and grab some new cut files to work with! 😉

**CUT to YOU friends from Europe, visit the CUT to YOU Etsy store to buy the cut files. You’ll find the Ferris Wheel cut file here.**

Love | Quilted Heart Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am back today with another Design Team Project to share with you. For this layout I used the Quilted Heart Cut File but customised it a little bit to bring in some of my favourite elements – stitching and layers!

To create this ‘cut-out’ effect, I manipulated the Quilted Heart Cut File in my software to have the outside cut line as stitching holes instead of a straight cut. That allowed me to hand stitch a pretty border while cutting the inside pieces from the white background, giving me a windowpane effect.
If you’re interested to see how I turn a regular cut file into a stitching file you can check out my YouTube video below:

To see how I created this layout in detail, you can watch my process video below:


Here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.

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

Colorful | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Sew Happy cut file and the Cute & Crafty collection from Doodlebug.

This sewing machine cut file has to be the cutest cut file ever! I mean look at the little flowers on top! Soooo sweet! I backed the flowers in bright colors and added embellishments to the middle.

I knew I wanted the sewing machine teal because that’s the color of the one I have in my craftroom!

I added lots of messy stitching to create the background and then I added my cut file over it. Although not my usual style, it made for a fun layout to make!

You can find more cut file inspiration on our facebook group CUT to YOU HQ.

Thanks for stopping by!

Words Give Flight ] Karen Jarman

Hi Cut To You friends, it is so great to be sharing my latest layout with you today. My layout also solves another case file at CSI Challenge blog. This one solved case number 366 and features the Fly a Kit Trio cut file which is available in store here.

This months CSi’s challenges have been all about books and reading, I took inspiration from the photo prompt and substituted the butterfly nets with the kites. I felt the kites suited my title of Words Give Flight to Imagination and conveyed what I was trying say more successfully.

I backed the kites with velum and only glued down the centre of the kite so the edges could be lifted up to give some dimension and the feel of flying. Of course I couldn’t resist adding some fussy cut butterflies fluttering around the kites as well.

To see more of how I drew inspiration and created this one I would love it if you popped on over to YouTube

Thanks again for stopping by. Karen x