Feel the Magic | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!

I’m up on the blog again today sharing this sweet little page of my little princess. I have used the fun ‘Feel the Magic’ cut file as the focal point of the page, and everything else has really just sprung from there.

I used a one piece of patterned paper behind my cut file, it had a very loose painterly rainbow pattern on it, and a consequence it has bought multiple colours into the title. I then used these colours as inspiration.

I actually fussy cut my photo, because the background was very dull (I haven’t done that in forever! And once I had done that my little miss tucked in behind the cut file perfectly. I popped the cut file up on foam, as well as my photo, and then got to work building my layers underneath.

I created three clusters to the top of my layers, to the left of the cut file and to the right of my photo. This created a visual triangle, with the cut file right in the centre.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out! It’s sweet and whimsical and fun, and that’s just how I like it!

See you again soon!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Time Spent Together | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I’m up on the blog today to share a new layout I made using the adorable Spring Roses Cut n Stitch cut file. I absolutely adore stitching on layouts so I was thrilled to find this sweet floral cut file with the stitched leaves.

These sweet florals made me think of Mother’s Day and I was so happy to have these photos of me with my mom and daughter last year. I have been working on trying to be better about pulling out my phone to snap pictures with friends and family. I so often forget or just don’t feel like it, but these moments are fleeting and so precious. I’m always so thankful to look back and have them.

I first cut out the flowers in a thicker white card stock. I wanted to watercolor the flowers with some shimmery powdered paint. I then cut the same size cut file out of patterned paper to add some visual interest. the water colored flowers fit in the negative space perfectly and then I backed it with some lighter pink card stock. Having the stitching holes for the leaves already cut, made stitching the leaves a breeze. I brought it downstairs and sewed while watching TV with my husband!

Thanks so much for looking! Make sure you check out all the beautiful floral cut files in the shop! All the heart eyes!!

Xo, Jamie

COUSINS | FLORAL FILLED HEART 01 BACKGROUND | KAREN JARMAN

Hi CTY Creative, what a fantastic month of sharing so far this month! Karen with you today with a scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Floral Filled Heart 01 Background file. How gorgeous is it?!

I really wanted this file to sing and be the main feature on the page. To do this I backed the file with the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla These Days collection, got a little sparkly by adding sequins to the centre of the flowers and popped it all up on some foam. I tried to keep embellishing to a minimum but could not resist adding the gorgeous butterflies to flutter and add dimension around the flowers.

To see more of how this came together I would love it if you hopped on over to YOUTUBE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Feel the Magic | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some vintage Disneyland photos. I feel like the Feel the Magic cut file is the perfect fit for Disneyland photos. As a kid and even as an adult, the minute that I walk into the park, I can feel the magic. Even with vintage photos that I did not take I get the same feeling.

I backed the cut file with colorful pattern paper and placed it on a patterned paper background. Even though I had cut the cu file out in white I felt like it was getting lost in the background so I took some silver paste and applied it to the background pattern paper where the cut file was going to sit. I feel like this really makes the title pop off the page without using dimension.

I found that the way the cut file was designed that 4×4 pictures tucked in perfectly, like it was made for them (lol it probably was). I finished the layout off with a few embellishments and I love how this one turned out.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear your crown.

Crystal XO

CUT to YOU | Magical Moments | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello scrappy friends!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest creation. Like a few of the other girls on the team I have no theme park photos to share in the “Magical” arena however I do, of course, have dress up photos of my boys that definitely fit the “magical” bill.

And this gorgeous “Magical Moments” title cut file fits both my photos and the theme perfectly!!

Using 2 photos paired with this cut file made designing this page super easy as there’s not either enough room or desire to add a tonne more!

I’m using another digital collection today and this one is called “The Boy Who Lived.” Seriously, what could be more perfect to pull all of this together??

I’ve used one of the digital pattern papers to back the words in the title and then a gold glitter cardstock to back all of the stars.

My background is a combination of digital elements printed and also some real pastes and inks.

I added in a few extra digital pieces that I’d printed, a Charms Creation book paper star & a Dotty About Flair button and called my page done!

I do have a process video if you’d like to see this one come together. Hit that okay button below or click here to go straight to my YT channel!

I hope that you are enjoying our Magical month of May & being totally inspired to create your very own magical inspired pages.

Check out this section in the shop for lots of cut files to create your own magic!!
Til next time, happy scrapping!
Mel xx

Day At The Park|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I have a fun, summery layout to share with you today featuring the Ferris Wheel cut file and a few photos from our favorite local amusement park .

For the middle of my cut file I made a “sequin sandwich” and then backed the cut file with patterned paper. I also backed the gondalas and the bottom of the ferris wheel with patterned paper too.

I used the natural circle design of the ferris wheel to help mw place my three photos and out tickets from the day.

I love how fun and summery my finished layout is. I just love being able to revisit some of our fun days from last summer as I look forward to another summer and fun days to come.

Be sure to check out all the fun Magical May cut files we have coming to you this month. You can see all the cut files in the shop HERE and be sure to take a peek at my process video below.

Have A Lovely Day!

Hello Baby | Tamara Buckler

Hi there CTY peeps,

I’m up on the blog today sharing my first share for the month. I unfortunately didn’t have any theme parks pics to use for our prompt this month, but did have this cute pic of my kiddo dressed up as Eeyore, which I felt drew in the magical theme!

I have used the Hearts on Strings cut file for this layout, which I have cut out from Navy blue card stock, just did something different!

I randomly backed some of the hearts in coordinating papers, being careful not to back the ones behind where my photo would go. I then popped each of these up on foam.

I kept my embellishments pretty tight in around my photo, so as to not cover too much of the cut file. I also created a small cluster on opposite side of the page to create balance, and draw your eye across the page and the cut file.

I love how whimsical this page is! And I’m also really happy that I cut the file from dark card stock as it doesn’t get lost on the busy background. I really feel like this works even though all the other colours are fairly pastel.

Thanks again for stopping by today!

Big Loves, Tam

Happy Days | Crystal Barrett

Hello Cut to You friends!!!

Crystal here documenting some Disneyland photos that my parents took on their trip in 1973. This month the DT is focusing on theme parks. I tried to tell my husband that we had to go to Disneyland so I could have pictures to scrapbook for my DT layouts this month. Sad to say he said NO! It was worth a shot! I am happy to document theses photos.

I chose the Happy days cut file. I decided that since my photos had a yellow tint to them I would cut the cut file out in yellow pattern paper. Plus the flowers behind my mom are also yellow. I love cutting cut files out in pattern paper, to me I feel like it gives an additional interesting layer.

I chose to back the happy in a single pattern paper in green to bring out the grass. For the balloons they screamed to be turned into shaker pockets.

You can see the entire process over on YouTube

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and Remember to wear. your crown!

Crystal XO

Ladies Who Lunch | Jamie Striplin

Hello crafty friends! I started the layout not quite sure what photos I wanted to use. I fell in love with the Spring Floral Background cut file and knew I definitely wanted to use it! Maybe it’s because Spring is finally in the air in the Pacific Northwest where I live! I cut the file out on my silhouette and started backing with some pretty floral/springy papers.

I decided to use buttons for the flower centers and sewed each one on. Once I was done, The floral background really had a spring homespun patchwork quilt feel to it and I loved this! This inspired me to use a photo of me with my crafty girls! We are like a patchwork quilt of awesomeness – all so different, but we go together so well! I chose to make the photo black and white so it wouldn’t compete with all the colors in the background and then used a little white gesso on the background patterned paper just to mute it a little bit.

Thank you so much for looking! Make sure to stop by the shop to check out all the gorgeous spring floral cut files!

Xo, Jamie

Sparkle & Shine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today sharing a pretty crazy layout with an important message, and I’ve used the fabulous Crossword Background 1 cut file to help me do it.

I have recently had a whole heap of tests done to help figure out why this Mumma is tired all the time, and this included and overnight sleep study. I sent these pics to my kids before bed time so they could see that I was all good, and let them know they didn’t need to worry about me.

I chose this cut file to go with my crazy pics because it felt like it went along with the theme of data tracking that the monitors all over my face were doing. And I’ve used lots of colourful patterned papers to accentuate that feeling, and to tie in all the different coloured wires.

I popped the whole file up on foam to give more dimension. I layered my photos down to the bottom right, not bothering to back any of my little squares underneath. I then built my clusters in a visual triangle around my photos, making them the focal point on a very busy page.

I used lots of sentiments that I felt related to my medical journey, and used the title Sparkle and Shine because that’s what I’m hoping to find again for myself through this process.

And that’s where the important message comes in! If there’s something going on for you that you haven’t managed to get checked out, go and book an appointment now! This is your reminder to take care of yourself! I know I’m looking forward to having some answers soon!

Take care out there in the big mad world.

Big loves, Tam xo