Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!
I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.
I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .
I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.
I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!
It feels like forever since I have shared a page with you! Today I’m back to share a fun layout using the Create Title Cut File.
I have gone for high impact and lots of contrast with this page. I started by cutting the Cut File from black cardstock, and then backing it with a rainbow of patterned papers. Backing the file took quite a bit of time – so I suggest if you can use your cutting machine to cut the inside pieces out – I would!
I popped the Cut File up on some fun foam, and adhered it to the middle of my white card stock. I then layered some patterned paper behind my photo and mounted it to the right hand side of the cut file.
I was mindful not to over embellish the page, as I didn’t want to take away the impact of the Cut File. So I tucked a fussy cut floral piece around my photo, added a Charms Creations heart and popped a little flair badge on top (excuse the little rude word 🙊).
I added a bit of subtitle to my page, making the whole title say ‘create a life you love’. I thought this was particularly apt considering this photo was taken on my first day of working from home during COVID lockdown.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are all doing well. Make sure you pop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out the latest release files, I can’t want to share these with you in the coming weeks!
It’s Tarrah back with you on the CUT to YOU blog! Today I have a new layout to share inspired by the CSI Challenges case file no. #327. If you know me, you will know that I absolutely LOVE to travel. I have been very fortunate to have traveled a fair bit already so I have lots of memories to document.
Each month CUT to YOU sponsors the challenges over at CSI, there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so make sure you check all the case files out, I am sure you will find something to inspire you and get creating!
Case File No. 327
I was inspired by the travel theme and the colours of this case file. I chose to cut out the awesome ‘ADVENTURE BEGINS’ cut file from white cardstock first. I then backed the openings of the block letters in red cardstock. I then added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered it down to the plain white cardstock background. As I was constructing my layout, you can see in my close up photo below that I decided to make the word ‘Begin’ stand out more so I inked the word in black ink. As this word has the washi tape underneath it, I am glad I chose to ink the word.
Title cut files like this one are great as they pretty much decide the design of your page for. As there was the space on the right of the title, this was the perfect place to add my photo and the layers under my photo. I used some red and black striped pockets for my layers and also a small Kraft envelope.
I added some travel wood veneer pieces including the globe one over the top of the ‘O’ in ‘So’. I also added a super cute red peg, a black arrow paper clip, a red resin star and a black and white fabric bow. On the right of my photo, I added a Charm’s handmade fabric star and layered a travel flair over the top of the star.
Lastly I added a few travel phrase stickers and a date tab at the top of the red and white stripe pocket at the top. I also trimmed down the white cardstock and framed the entire layout with a Kraft cardstock.
It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Triangle Banners cut file! This cut file is a free one only included the newsletter so make sure you are subscribed!
I started out by cutting out the banner cut file from white cardstock. I then chose a few bright and happy patterned papers to back the triangle banners with. Once the banners were all backed, I machine stitched along the tops of the banners using white thread.
I wanted the banners to pop up off the page so I added craft foam underneath. I chose a plain black cardstock background for something different, I arranged the banners how I liked them on the page and then adhered them. You will notice I also included 2 white tiny pegs at the top left and the bottom right. The great thing with this banner cut file is the banners are all joined so its easy to place on your page!
I added a cardstock frame over the top of my photo and adhered it down with craft foam. I created a focal point with the photo over to the right of the page, I added some embellishments here and the title is under the photo also.
The super cute tiny black and white bow I have had for the longest time! I was so glad to be able to add this to my page! I created two other smaller embellishment clusters on the page also, I kept these small as I did not want to cover up all the banner goodness!
Lastly I added the date stamp and some splatters of white mist to my page. I love how the bright colours and the triangle banners look against the black!
Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! Don’t forget that to receive free cut files each month, you need to be subscribed to the newsletter, you can subscribe here.
Hi everyone! Kirei back with my second layout for the month and I am using another one of this month’s new cut files and it’s the perfect one to go along with CUT to YOU‘s 2nd birthday celebrations this month! The cut file is the ‘Happy Birthday’ title cut file and was just right to use with these photo’s of my husband’s godson’s 11th birthday that was also this month!
I cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ title in white cardstock but also used the offset feature in Silhouette to create a solid mat for the title that I then cut out of one of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ patterned papers.
I wanted to add shaker pockets to some of the letters so to do this I added some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ‘B’, ‘R’ and ‘D’ before using thin strips of sticky backed foam to create a wall round each letter. I then filled each one with some sequins before adding the backing. Now I did actually back each one individually as that was easier than trying to attach the entire title mat on with the loose sequins!
For my background I distressed an 11″ x 11″ piece of the ‘Legendary’ woodgrain paper and stuck that onto a frame of the ‘Legendary’ star paper. I then added the entire title to the layout using foam pads as I really wanted it to pop from the page.
I layered my photos onto some of the coordinating patterned papers from the collection and stuck them down using foam pads on the the top edge creating a cascading effect above the title.
To finish off I added some of the matching ephemera, clear stickers, stickers and enamel dots to embellish the layout… and that was me done!
I was also joining in with one of the two fun challenges to celebrate CUT to YOU’s 2nd birthday this month called ‘Two-Riffic’….
Anyone can join in, you just need to use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout and add a pic of your layout to the relevant album on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.
I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.
For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.
I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.
To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.
Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!
Hello, hello everyone and welcome to the blog today!! Melinda here to share my second creation with you for this oh so fun birthday month!!
Yep, that is back to school 2020! I tend to scrap as I feel inspired rather than chronologically. I have used the Back To School cut file released earlier this year which I really, really love and have had cut for ages!
This month was the PERFECT time to use this cut file and play along with the Two-Riffic Birthday challenge happening right now over in the HQ Facebook group! Head over here for the challenge album and have fun creating!
I have a process video for you which you can see below, just click that button, sit back and enjoy!
And here are a few close up details!
I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I look forward to seeing your creations for both of the fun Birthday challenges happening until 10th August!
Hi everyone! It’s CUT to YOU’s 2nd Birthday and Gwen has a month of celebrations going on including a YouTube hop with some fab Guest Designers, a bunch of new cut files, and two fun challenges with prizes to be won!
My first layout for the month uses one of the brand new cut files called Star Trio that can be found here in the shop.
I also played along with the Moodboard Challenge that was full of pretty pinks, pops of black and lots of fun images to be inspired by! Anyone can join in as long as you use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout, then add your layout to the relevant album in the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook group to be in with a chance to win a prize pack! Entries close 10th August 2020.
Now when I started my layout I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do other than I wanted to cut out lots of the stars and paint them all! I painted them while they were still on the Silhouette mat as that makes it easier. I also added some white and gold splatters, then let them dry before removing them from the mat. Then I stitched each one onto the white cardstock background with gold thread.
This was mounted onto a bright pink patterned paper frame and also stitched with gold thread.
I added a square photo that I mounted onto some patterned paper and white tissue paper. Then added lots of coordinating embellishments along the bottom of the photo including ephemera flowers, hearts and tags, a pink tassel, flair badge, puffy hearts and gold twine.
My title was stuck to some of the bright pink patterned paper so that it stood out from the background.
My journaling is on one of the two tags that I popped behind my photo.
I added more gold splatters to the entire layout and then lots of pretty pale pink sequins to finish off.
I hope you are inspired by my layout, do make sure you check out all of the other fab creations by the Design Team as well as our Guest Designers for this month’s birthday celebrations! You can find lots more details on Gwen’s blog post here…
It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout inspired by the gorgeous July Mood Board challenge. I was inspired by the pink (of course) and the gorgeous roses/petals in the top section. I have used the stunning new Fern Posey cut file on my page today!
The photo I am documenting is of a gorgeous rose from my Mum’s garden with a super cute grasshopper on top! Perfect photo for the mood board (mood board inspiration picture is below)
In the close up photo below you can see the photo with the rose and grasshopper on my layout. I cut the Fern Posey cut file from white cardstock and then chose a pretty pink paper to back all the floral parts. I left the greenery parts plain without any paper behind them.
Once I had finished backing the flowers, I put craft foam underneath and arranged it on my chosen background paper how I liked it, I slightly rotated it from the original cut file design photo.
I tucked in my photo over on the right hand side of the page and added a few embellishments here also. I even added a set of books to the right of my photo just like the books in the mood board! My title is Delightful Roses, made up of a small sticker and some pink alphabet stickers. I added the title under the photo and also added one of the gorgeous layered butterflies near the title.
The good part about raising a cut file up from the background is that it then gives you cute places to tuck embellishments in and around. Some of the flower die-cuts and stickers fit perfectly by doing this.
Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. I hope you have a chance to join in with our mood board challenge for July. By joining in, you go into a random draw to win free cut files!
Hello! Sara here with you today. I have a fun layout to share with you featuring the Cousin Squad cut file. I have been waiting to use this one for a while now! I am the oldest of 7 siblings so I have lots of cousin pages to do! This photo is special to me because it is the last time ALL my neices and nephews were together for a group picture.
I started with the title piece. I backed each letter with patterned paper. Then I used about 1001 foam squares to pop the title up.
I added florals onto the title to make it truly part of the layout. This allows the flowers to weave in and around both the photos and title seamlessly.
This layout is simple in design and execution but it packs a powerful, colorful punch! I love how all the colors pop off of the white cardstock! You can see all the details of this layout on my YouTube channel too! Id love to see you give this layout design a try.
White cardstock, an amazing title from the shop HERE, and and lots of pretty flowers are really all you need!