Spring Flowers | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! It’s Kirei here with another layout featuring one of the lovely new March release cut files called Daffodil Posie which can be found here in the shop. As we are still in lockdown here in the UK and I am working from home I take a lunchtime walk around the neighbourhood each day and it’s so lovely seeing the new spring flowers coming out… which of course I have to photograph!

This is a much simpler layout than my usual as normally I like to use quite a lot of embellishments but this time I let the cut file and photos do it on their own! I used the lovely new Pinkfresh Studio ‘Keeping it Real’ collection as it had the perfect yellow patterned paper to use as a frame for my white cardstock background. Once stuck down I stitched around the inner edge with a light teal thread.

I used vellum to create a translucent backing and I stuck it directly to the cut file. Then I decided I needed the leaves to have some colour so behind the vellum I backed the leaves with one of the teal green patterned papers. The teal was quite a strong colour so having the vellum there just toned it down enough to add contrast but not be too bold.

Then I added some pretty shimmery yellow paint to the background using the packaging technique. I wanted to add enough of the yellow so that it would show through the backed daffodil cut file to represent the yellow of the flowers. I dried it off and then added lots of splatters.

I used sticky foam pads to back the cut file before attaching it to the painted background.

My two photos were mounted onto a couple of different patterned papers, the edges were distressed and then I attached these to the right of my layout.

To finish off I added a title, some enamel dots and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the all the other fab new March cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Happy Little Heart | Tamara Buckler

Hello Scrappy Friends, I’m back again on the blog today to share my latest layout for Cut to You. This page gives me country chic, log cabin vibes, which is perfect for where I am right now because its is rainy and miserable here!

I have used Floral Note Card Cut File as the jumping off point for this page. I loved the florals in this file so much, that I duplicated them so that I could have them at the top and bottom of my page! This gave me a really natural space to cluster and tuck my photos, and I feel like the Cut File and my photos work seamlessly together because of this.

You could do this simply by cutting this file out twice (or ordering 2 Custom Cuts), but I let the Silhouette software do the hard work for me. I opened the file in the software, duplicated it, flipped and melded the two files together. This way it all cut as one piece!

I decided to only back the petals of the flowers, as I thought the open leaves gave an interesting effect against the wood grain paper. I used a paper from PinkFresh Studios that had a lovely blue gradient, and have backed each of the flowers with a different shade of blue.

I added in some layers in and around my photos for added interest and dimension. I nestled my title and a few small embellishments around the bottom right of my photo, overlapping onto the florals, but not convering them up. I also added a very small cluster at the top right to balance this off and to establish a cohesive sight line down the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you pop by to the shop to pick up a couple of our latest Cut Files!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Wild About You | Khristina Sorge

I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely LOVE cut files from black cardstock. If you get to know me, you will know that pops of black on scrapbook layouts just totally make my day! SO….cutting this My Kind of Messy cut file from black cardstock was a no brainer. Another thing that I totally adore is cutting up my cut files. I know that that immediately raises the anxiety of some creatives but for me, I just love the variety of looks I can create when I cut up my files.

Seriously…this My Kind of Messy Cut File is just the perfect cut file because it looks great in any color, matches every single collection, and will work for any kind of photos! That checks all the boxes for me! I started with mine sized for a 12×12 layout and then I cut it in parts so that I could layer one part diagonally on the upper left of the layout and then have a little piece left over to use on the bottom right corner. I added dimensional adhesive behind my cut file so that it would have even more dimension.

I wanted to create a way to hang some stickers so I simply took some small pieces of black and white twine and used them as my hangers in the embellishment clusters. This makes it look like the stars and hanging off of the dimensional cut file. I then added a nice large title in white right over the top of my photo which is another favorite strategy of mine! Titles on top of photos….perfection!

As a finishing detail, I simply added some torn Washi tape behind my photo layers as well as a few additional stickers. Adding just a few small details really lets my cut file stand out which is perfect because it matches my daughter’s jacket which draws your eye right back to the photo.

I love using cut files (especially cut from black cardstock) to really create an impactful look on my layouts! Do you ever cut your cut files from a material other than white cardstock? What is your favorite to use? I would love to hear!

xoxo,

Khristina

Real Life | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei back again with my first layout share for March and we were challenged to use a black cut file which was something I don’t tend to do but I loved how it really popped from the layout! I used the Star Cluster cut file which you can find here in the shop and as I didn’t actually have any black cardstock I cut it in white and then had to paint it with some black gesso that I had!

I used an older Pink Paislee collection called ‘5th and Monaco’ from my stash to go with the cut file and I think it was a perfect contrast with all the bright pinks, oranges and lime greens against the black! I backed all the stars with different patterned papers that I raised on foam pads to add dimension.

For my background I went a bit crazy with some Distress Oxides in matching colours that I splattered all over the white cardstock in roughly the same area that the cut file was going. I then trimmed the white cardstock down slightly and mounted it onto a frame that I made up of different strips of the patterned paper (mainly because I didn’t have a full piece of patterned paper left!). I added a doodled black border around the edge of the white cardstock just to bring in some black.

I stuck down my backed Star Cluster cut file onto the background and then added my photo which I had mounted onto some patterned paper. Next to the photo I added a card from one of the cut apart sheets, distressing the edges first.

Then I added coordinating ephemera and puffy stickers to the left of my photo, to the left of the Happiness card and at the bottom right of the layout. I then dotted lots of coloured sequins in and around the cut file to add some sparkle!

I finished off with a gold title that I mounted on some patterned paper though wish I had had some more of the bright pink paper left as I think it would have shown up a bit better than it did!

Thanks for stopping by and 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 the fab free cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

Together | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a layout inspired by love (seeing as it was Valentine’s Day this month) and there are plenty of cut files in the shop to choose from that would work, and as I do really like a wreath design I just had to go with the ‘Circle of Love’ cut file that you can find here.

Now this month we were all provided with a fab new product from Spiegelmom Scraps called Fab Foils to use on our cut files! I had the gold foils to use which were perfect for my love theme and they went beautifully with the Heidi Swapp ‘Storyline’ papers I was using.

You get three foils (6″ x 12″) in a pack and I used two of them to stick onto a sheet of white cardstock that I put through my Silhouette which cut the cut file beautifully! If you want to see more on how to use them, Sara has a video on her YouTube channel taking you through the process.

Once the cut file was cut I decided to back all of the hearts with different patterned papers that were all in similar peach/pink tones. I was going to leave the centre and not back it but I loved how the black and white dots contrasted so had to use it too!

For my background I cut a piece of white cardstock to 11 1/2″ square, distressed the edges and stuck to a frame of coordinating patterned paper. To finish off I stitched a border around the edge in gold thread to add some texture.

My photo was layered up with five small pieces of the patterned papers with all edges distressed. I stuck two tags behind the photo and used some gold thread to loop around the holes a number of times… I can’t add a tag without something through the hole!

This was stuck down on the left side of the layout over the cut file. I then added some additional embellishments to the left and right of the photo, and tucked in some pieces of gold thread on either side to tie in with the gold thread in the tags.

To finish off I added a black title as I really liked how that popped against the softer peach/pink colours, and wrote my journaling just below that.

Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases and if you want to get a free cut file each month make sure you sign up for the newsletter here! See you next month….

Happy Scrapping!

Happy Days | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am delighted to share a new layout of my grand-twins 1st birthday party and first experience with cake! (Spoiler Alert: They LOVED it!) I chose to use the Happy Day cut-file to document this momentous occasion!

You may notice I used lots of shiny, metallic silver on this layout! I was inspired by a new product (Silver Foil Adhesive sheets) at Spiegelmom Scraps. You can watch my process video to see how I used that product on this layout.

I have backed each of the letters in the cut file with various patterned papers, and popped them up on double sided foam. I also created shaker pockets inside the balloons, which worked out so great!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year! You can see this layout come together here:

Oh Snap| I love to craft|Doodle frames|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers, Welcome to the Cut to You blog today! So happy to see you… It’s Josefine here showing you a new mixed media layout using the gorgeous title “Oh Snap” and the beautiful “Doodle Frames

First I started creating the background on the white cardstock. I applied some distress Oxide with a acrylic shape stamp that looks like a stain (or splatter) The colors that I used are “Worn Lipstick” and “Picked Raspberry” With a brush I applied a little bit water to the ink on my acrylic stamp for a more watercolor effect on my background.

When the Distress Oxide on my background is dry I stamp again with another background stamp. (look at the photo) In this way I create more dimension in my mixed media background. At the end I made some spletters with the Distress Oxide colors. I backed up my cutfile with design paper and made 3D alphas from the same design paper. I color the edges of the Alphas with distress oxide and attach them with 3D foam on the cutfile as well using some pink thread.

Now we started decorating my scrapbook page. First I placed my the Doodle Frames Cut File on my layout, which I had foiled gold using the beautiful foil from Spiegelmoms. Then I placed my title ” Oh Snap” on top of the golden frames using some 3d Foam so I can make layers under this cutfile.

I cut some design paper to size and put it behind the photo. Then I slide my Photo a litte bit under the cutfile title and decorating it further with die-cuts, cardstock stickers, word strips, acrylic shapes and puffy hearts.

With different Alphas I made my title “Oh snap I love to Craft” love how that turned out! I grab my Acrylic paints and made some splatters with some different colors like Purple, light green, pink, orange and of course white gesso! So this page looks more festive! I had a lot of fun creating this layout with the beautiful cutfiles! I hope that I have inspired you a little bit with this festive layout! Have a lovely and creative day! XoXo, Jo

Beautiful | Khristina Sorge

Hi Friends! Today, I am creating with the gorgeous Geo Floral Leaves Cut File combined with some of the amazing new foils from SpiegelMom Scraps that we are creating with this month. I am absolutely in love with how easy these foils are to use with cut files and this floral one is perfect for a layout about my sister’s bridal shower!

I started off with a white cardstock background and added some inking around the edges of the paper. I then chose a bunch of different coordinating 6×8 pattered papers that I wanted to use to create an oversized photo mat. I did just a touch of mixed media by adding some stamping as well as some splatters on my background.

I then went ahead and added some lace trim under my photo that could serve as a little shelf for my title die cut word. Then, it was finally time to add my gorgeous foiled cut files. I cut them in a couple of different sizes so that I could tuck them in to different areas AND so that I could maximize my foil usage. For the largest leaf, I thought that it would be fun to cut it in both white and metallic so that I could glue them together slightly offset in order to create a layered, dimensional look…almost like a shadow!

I hope that you enjoyed my version of the geo floral cut files paired up with the gorgeous Fab foils. I really think that they created a fun look with a little more glamorous feel to match my photo!

xoxo, Khristina

Craft a Happy Life | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei here with a layout celebrating our fab hobby! This ‘Craft a Happy Life’ cut file was perfect to go with this photo of me and my scrapping bestie Niki when we were teaching at a weekend crop in 2019… we’ve been running them online through 2020 so can’t wait until we can get together again!

I wanted to use lots of bright colours to go with the cut file so went with the fab Paige Evans ‘Go the Scenic Route’ collection. Firstly I created my background using a floral patterned paper to frame the white cardstock and then used some sparkly pink metallic thread to stitch a border detail around all four sides.

I took the ‘Craft a Happy Life’ title cut file and backed each letter with different coordinating patterned papers.

Then I backed the paintbrush pot cut file with patterned papers but this time I used foam pads to create some dimension.

Then I attached both of these to the layout background so that I could start to build up all the other details around them.

Firstly I added my 4″ square photo that I had mounted onto different pieces of distressed patterned papers. I tucked it just under the top of the title and then raised it on foam pads at the top edge.

From here I built up a large floral cluster around the top left of the photo using lots of fussy cut flowers and leaves. I added in a few puffy hearts and sparkly enamel dots.

I added a second floral cluster to the bottom right of the paintbrush pot along with a fussy cut butterfly and some hearts and enamel dots.

There was the perfect space to add some journaling under the paintbrush pot.

Finally I embellished the ‘Craft a Happy Life’ title with some soarkly enamel dots and flowers and a few fussy cut butterflies!

I love how this turned out, all the bright colours make me feel happy! Thanks so much for stopping by! Do pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop and see this month’s latest releases along with a big collection of other fab designs! And if you don’t want to miss out on a fab free cut file each month sign up to the newsletter here… see you next month!

Happy Scrapping!

By the Seaside | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my second layout this month I have one using my fave leaf cut file called ‘Lots of Leaves’ which can be found here in the shop. It is perfect for tucking into floral clusters which is exactly how I used it here….

I decided to use the pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Merry and Bright’ collection as I love the colours and thought they were perfect with my photo, and it shows just how versatile it is for using with non-festive photos!

I went with the wood patterned paper for my background and edged it with distressed strips of the candy stripe cut apart strip. Then I went and fussy cut a whole sheet of flowers from one of the patterned papers…. I find fussy cutting very relaxing and it didn’t take too long as I just did it while sat in front of the TV!

Next I cut three of the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files in white cardstock and backed them with vellum as I wanted a soft, translucent look to them as there would be lots of colours with the flowers.

Then I attached my photo to the layout after mounting it on a piece of pastel green gingham check patterned paper. I kept it flat (rather than add foam pads) as I was going to add lots of dimension anyway with the fussy cut flowers.

I then built up two clusters of fussy cut flowers in opposite corners of the layout along with the ‘Lots of Leaves’ cut files. I played around with the positioning for a while until I was happy, then I took a photo so I can remember where they go when sticking them down!

I didn’t use much else as I felt the flower clusters didn’t need it, just a small word banner, journaling tag, some hearts and a flair button.

And finally just finished off with some journaling and then added a title using some gold Thickers from my stash…

Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases and if you want to get a free cut file each month make sure you sign up for the newsletter here! See you next month….

Happy Scrapping!