Smile | Circle Eights cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I have a new layout to share to fit with the black cut file theme for this week!

When I think of black cut files, I immediately think to create a boy page which is exactly what I did! I love how the black Circle Eights cut file pops off the white cardstock background. I also love the bright colours from the patterned papers that I added behind the cut file.

Circle Eights cut file

There are so many awesome ideas you can create with this cut file. Another idea you could try is to back the individual circles with patterned papers for a different look.You could also cut a few smaller ones and have them scattered all over the page too!

I decided to cut out the Circle Eights design fairly large so that it took up most of the room on the page. Once I had backed all of the segments in the circle, I added craft foam to the under side and adhered it to the white cardstock background. I love the shadows and dimension this creates.

I didn’t want to cover too much of the design however I knew that I would be placing my photo, title and embellishments on top so I kept the photo fairly small and placed most embellishments centering around my photo.I added 2 flair buttons to this page, the one on the left side fit in the circle of the cut file design perfectly! One thing I like to do when I have a bright and busy background is to may my photo with white cardstock or to print it out with a white border. This helps to make my photo stand out from the busy background rather than get lost amongst the colour.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout and perhaps give the black cut file look a try yourself? Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut file designs to suit your projects!

Happy creating!

One Of A Kind | Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today with another layout featuring a beautiful Cut To You file foiled with gorgeous Fab Foil from Spiegelmom Scraps.

I used the Spring Floral Edge cut file on my layout. I love how placing it on the top of my page over my photo allowed the photo to really become a part of the layout. My niece peeking around both the tree and the cut file worked so well! Add the Antique Gold Fab Foil and it becomes a real showstopper.

I kept the rest of the layout very simple in soft colors so that the photo and cut file would be the focus.

Just a small embellishment cluster and this layout is done.

Be sure to head over to You Tube and check out my process video with all the details.. and then run over to the Cut To You shop for some fun cut files.

Have A Lovely Day!

You ❤️ Me | Tamara Buckler

Hello again my lovely CTY friends,

I’m back on the blog today sharing a love inspired layout, because, you know, February! I’ve used one of the fabulous Valentine inspired Kit to You Cut Files to create this page of hubby and I.

I cut the file from some red cardstock I had in my stash, making sure to cut it from the middle so I could use the outside to create a border on the page. I then backed the Cut File with tissue paper, which honestly was not the best idea! I would have preferred to use vellum, but couldn’t find where I had put it!

I adhered the file flat to my page, and the tissue paper helped to blur out the busy paper behind allowing the file to stand off the page.

I then layered up my papers and embellishments and keep them clustered tightly together so that I didn’t cover too much of the file.

I don’t scrap photos like these very often, so it was nice to get this one on a page!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | Magnolia Bouquet Kit | Forty

Hello friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today!

I was given the challenge of using a black cut file for this share and funnily enough already had a couple cut in black so was super excited to get this one used up!

The cut file on this page is actually from one of the KIT to YOU kits “Magnolia Bouquet” and, as you can see, I’ve used it TOTALLY differently to the way Gwen used it in the kit and I just love this file in black!!

For this layout I have chosen to play with the Pink Paislee “5th & Monaco” collection which I had purchased to scrap at least some of the photos from my big 40th last year.

I’ve used the 6×8 paper pad to back the cut file in pretty pinks and white with gold foiled patterns and love the way the black cut file makes it pop off the page!

My title is actually the acrylic piece that was used as my cake topper! Hubby just (carefully!) removed the spike and I have a giant shiny acrylic piece to pair with my beautiful cut file and photo!

I’ve done a little mixed media in the background – totally inspired by the amazing Sue Plumb! You can see my page come together over on my YT video, which is linked below for you!

I think I will use this page as a kind of “chaper title” page in my 2020 album so kept the journalling pretty short – to the effect of “With all of the uncertainty of 2020 I am so very grateful that I got the chance to celebrate this milestone birthday with those I love!”

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that maybe you have been inspired to create with a black cut file! Or perhaps you have a KIT to YOU kit that you are inspired to use in a different than “designed” way or maybe even as a great place to start something new if your mojo is a little meh at the moment!

Until next time, happy scrapping and make sure you check out all of the beautiful KIT to YOU kits in the store! I just love them so much!!

Melinda

Lucky In Love | Ali Skifton

Hello my crafty friends! Love is in the air and I am Lucky in Love! I am so excited to be sharing with you today a new cut file and a collaboration with SpiegelMom Scraps. The design team was lucky to get a couple sheets of her foil to play with this month. I knew right away that I wanted to play with the gold foil and tie it together with the work Luck and of course Love, since we are celebrating Valentine’s Day this Month!

The foil went on the white cardstock so smoothly and it cut like butter on my Silhouette Cameo 4 machine. You just need to adjust your settings to print on Cover Stock and the rest adjusts itself. I was nervous at first to try it, but after my first time of cutting the Lucky In Love cut file, I just wanted to cut more files using her foils.

I added some patterned hearts and tassels on top of the title cut file and love how they pop with the stripe paper and gold foil. The pictures are of my husband and me sharing a milkshake at a local dinner in Milwaukee. We are so lucky in love and had fun celebrating our 13th Valentine’s Day together. I hope we have many more to come our way.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my layout. May you be lucky in love too!

Love, Ali xoxo

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

Loving The Everyday|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! This month is a very special around here. We are pairing up with Spiegelmom Scraps and pairing the gorgeous Cut To You cut files with with their Fab Foils!

I chose to foil and use the Loving The Everyday Title Cut File. I thought silver foil was a great match for my photo and the products I chose to use.

I just love how this cut file sparkles and shines!

Be sure to head over to the shop and grab some fun title cut files of your own to foil and play with!

You can see my whole layout process over on my channel..

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | A Love Like Gnome Other | Melinda Sweetman

Hello CUT to YOU family and welcome to the blog tody for my first February post!! I am so, so, so excited to be sharing this page with you!

So, as you can see, I have used the oh so fun and adorable brand new Gnome cut files! I seriously love these so, so much!! First up that title – “A Love Like Gnome Other“.

And the other is, of course, “Mr & Mrs Gnome“, aren’t they just adorable?!

I’m sure you noticed too all of that gorgous gold foil!! That is the stunning new “Fab Foils” from Spiegelmom Scraps. This month we are collaborating Fab Foils & Cut Files for some shiny fun!!

This foil adds so much pop to a project and, once you get the hang of applying it, it is so easy to work with! As you can see I’ve used it here to back parts of Mr & Mrs Gnome and also to add in the letters for the title.

Now, because I like to challenge myself (apparently lol) I have also decided to play along with one of this months CSI challenges!

I was inspired by the colour palette, the theme of love, the idea of writing my journalling in letter format and those little pops of black in the doodled type images.

I have a process video for you which is linked below to show just how this page came together and I do hope you enjoy!

Have you checked out all of the gorgeous new release cut files for Feb yet? Which is your fave? Or perhaps you were like me and just HAD to cut Mr & Mrs Gnome IMMEDIATELY?! Either way, I hope that this inspires you in some way!! So many options with this share lol

I have already got a start on my next share and can’t wait to share that with you but until then, happy scrapping and I’ll see you soon!
Mel
xx

Just perfect as you are | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely peeps,

My challenge for this week was to use black cardstock for my cut file, which is a no brainer for me because I love that and do it a lot! So I decided to take it up a notch, and use the Fab Foil we received in our collab with Spiegel Mom Scraps this month, and let me tell you, I’m so glad I did!! I loved the result so much that I’m up on the blog today with a double whammy share!

I started my first layout by adhering the Fab Foil to a piece of black cardstock. As the foil comes in 6×12 sheets, it covered half the piece of cardstock. I was then able to duplicate the Floral Edge Cut File that I had picked from the CTY shop so that it cut on the foil half and the black half of the page.

I honestly could not believe how easily the Fab Foil cut in my Silhouette! I thought it may have been challenging to cut such as intricate file, but it was no worries at all! I would recommend using the double cut function, just to super sure it cuts all the way through the cardstock as well.

Once I had the files cut, I picked this series of photos and when I put the two elements together, I was getting grungy vibes. So I pulled out some vintage inspired papers, laid down some gesso and ink splatters, and tore some paper strips. I adhered the black part of the cut file completely to the page but only adhered the inner edge of the foil cut, so that the leaves and floral elements had some movement. This worked out great with the foil because it seemed to catch the light more.

I took the same approach on my second layout, laying down the foil, duplicating and cutting the file twice. This is where I learnt my lesson about the double cut, as the file was cut through the foil but not all the way through the cardstock. It was fine and I was able to sort it out, but it was definitely easier with the double cut!

For this page I cut the Floral Ampersand Cut File, and laid the black and foil cuts much closer together to create a shadow effect. I decided at this point that I wanted to go with a monochromatic layout, so set about gathering black and white elements for my page.

I painted some black stripes on to my white cardstock with a dry brush, and then added gold and black splatters. I struggled a little with where to place my photo in relation to the shape of the ampersand but decided it looked best nestled in at the bottom.

I really didn’t need to do too much more to the page because the Cut File and stripes packed a big punch. I added in some black and white elements sticking to a visual triangle, and then sprinkled around some gold sequins to ground the Cut File.

I really love how these pages came together! The Fab Foil from Spiegelmom Scraps really is a dream! Make sure you pop over there and check out the other colours! And while you are at it, pop over to the CTY shop and check out this months latest releases, they are fab!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big loves, Tam xo