Hearts in a jar | mini album | Petra de Vroege

Hi CUTtoYOU lovers!

So nice to have you back again! Today I want to show you this cute mini album I made with the Hearts in a Jar file. Obviously you can use this any way you like, but I decided to turn it into a mini album.

I started with cutting the file several times. I deleted the inner pieces of the file so I could cut a solid jar to use as a backing for the complete “heart-pieces” and to use as separate pages.

I cut the insides of the hearts from design paper so I could back the hearts with them. I cut a few more so I could use them on the solid pages too.

I glued some of the jars together, I always use a fine tip applicator for these fine files and that works perfectly. The first page is a shaker page, I love shakers, if there is a way to incorporate one….. 😉

Backing the hearts was a labor of love, but I really like the result!

By not glueing the upper side of the hearts, I was able to tuck some embellishments behind them. This way it creates a bit more dimension, which in my opinion is always a good thing.

I loved working on this album, I love minis and especially when they are different from the usual square/rectangular ones! Do you make minis? You can find so many gorgeous mini-worthy files in the shop!

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Have a lovely day!


This is the good life | Tamara Buckler

Hello wonderful CTY peeps!

I’m up on the blog today sharing a fun summery page using the Daffodil Posie cut file from the Cut to You shop.

I have kept things pretty simple with the Cut File on this layout, and have just backed each section with patterned papers. I have used a yellow for the large daffodils, which totally makes them pop, and pink for the remaining flowers.

Once I had backed the whole file, I then popped the it all up on foam tape, which has allowed me to tuck my photo in underneath.

I have layered up some embellishments on top of the florals to create my title and really emphasise the focal point created by the Cut File.

I love the fun summery vibes I was able to create with this page, but the Daffodil Posie file is so versatile you could you it for any occasion.

I hope you find time to create this week!

Big loves, Tam xo

Happy Halloween | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Happy Halloween cut file and the Spooky collection from Pebbles.

I was so excited about this release, I didn’t want to wait until October to scrap Halloween photos! I cut the file in black so it would pop out more on my orange background.

I backed the title with one piece of cardstock so it would be too busy. Look at my son’s little face. Trying to act tough but he was scared! lol

I then stitched the spider web using silver thread. I really like the shine it created!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

The Sweetest Love | Daisy Bough Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am so happy to be sharing my latest Design Team project with you today. I have gone for yet another monochromatic look using the Daisy Bough Cut File to document this sweet little photo of my husband and daughter.

I am a real sucker for a circular design on a layout and I loved how the open circle of the Daisy Bough Cut File added a gorgeous flourish to my oversized rosette.

You can see how I created this layout in more detail in my process video below.


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

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

ABC | School Books cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new school themed layout featuring the awesome School Books cut file! I have had this photo printed of my eldest son leaving Year 6 for the very last time for so long that he is now in Year 10! It was time to get it documented! I created this layout inspired by the CSI challenge number #368.

School Books cut file

The School Books cut file was perfect for this page, I cut it out from white cardstock and backed it with a fairly busy patterned paper. For the ABC part of the cut file, I chose to back the letters and the book mark with a red marble look paper. I did then add some old alphas from my stash right over the top of the letters in the cut file.

Once the cut file was backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to another sheet of white cardstock. I did tuck in a few papers and stickers above and below the cut file to make it look like a messy desk with an open book laid out on top. I think I managed to achieve that! I trimmed a more solid coloured paper down a little to layer underneath my photo, this helps to ground the photo on the cut file. I adhered my photo on the left of the cut file, this is the perfect space to add your photo with this cut file design! I layered the days of the week die cut across the bottom of my photo.

I added lots more school themed embellishments to help tell the story…these were mainly stickers with a few wood epoxy buttons too. I added a small journaling spot right above the ABC and wrote down the date and school so in years to come, if anyone is looking at this page they can hopefully make sense of who it is and when! Once I had finished journalling and embellishing, I trimmed down the white cardstock and took my notebook edge paper punch and punched a border on the white cardstock…I love this look for a school themed page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today to see my project! I hope I have inspired you to get yourself some school related cut files from the CUT to YOU online store?! They are amazing to work with and before you know it you will have a page done!

Happy creating!

Our Story | Karen Jarman

Hi Cut To You Creatives

Sharing my first layout for September using the book component of the Our Story cut file. It was perfect to document my sisters love of Jane Austen’s’ Pride and Prejudice.

My layout was inspired by this month’s CSI Challenge Scene #367.

Amongst the flowers I also wanted to give the book an aged feel so I added some metallic paint with my fingers in the centre of the file and gradually lightened the paint around the edges.

I love dimension on my pages so I added layers of fussy cut flowers and turned up the edges of he cut file to give the impression that the pages were curling up.

I would love it if you visited YouTube to see how the CSI inspiration prompts came to life

Thanks so much for stopping by, don’t forget to share your projects over in the Facebook group!

At the Movies | Ali Skifton

Hi CTY Friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a fun Popcorn cut file from the At the Movies Bundles, that is currently in the shop. I love going to see movies and eat popcorn during the show (the smell of popcorn gets me every time). Some friends and I were invited to check out the new Movie Tavern that opened near us and see the premier of Charlie’s Angels. We were treated to appetizers and popcorn at the event and had a great time.

I used paper from Doodlebug Design to create the red and white stripes of the popcorn box. I wanted the popcorn to look buttery and glisten so I used yellow glitter paper from Doodlebug Design. I love how the cut file also included 2 tickets, so I could journal the name of the movie we saw. How fun is that!

This popcorn looks so realistic that I am craving some right now as I type this blog. I can’t wait to use the other cut files in this bundle. I am such a huge movie buff and I go to the movie theatre twice a month on average.

I decorated my page with a few embellishments from the Family Fun collection by Simple Stories and a movie ticket flair from Scrappin Happy Studio. I hope you enjoy this fun layout and we will see you at the movies.

Love, Ali xoxo

CUT to YOU | One Big Adventure | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest post for CUT to YOU. Do you like reading? I do. I even have to be careful because if I start to read, I won’t do anything else! ;-P One of my biggest joys is that my 8 years old daughter also loves reading. I still read her bed-time stories, but during the day she also reads some other books on her own. Some of them still have lots of photos, others only alphabets… there is so much to choose from, right? And fortunately she likes it, and enjoys this activity. So I snapped a photo of her, totally in her book, reading on the balcony.

When I saw the September CSI challenges, especially Case File No. 367, I knew I wanted to scrap this memory. I chose a cut file that is not especially for reading, the One Big Adventure cut file from the August Release, but reading is like an adventure, right? We can travel to places, we would never go to, doing things we never would in real life, it is like living thousand lifes.

First I cut the One Big Adventure cut file from white cardstock. I wanted to use a design paper of Alexandra Renke, so I fussy cut the book stacks and the reading girl from that design paper.

Then I chose some patterned papers for the background. The One Big Adventure cut file looked great unbacked, so I only backed the word adventure. I teared the patterned papers and glued them on a white cardstock, then I added foam adhesive to the cut file and glued it on the patterned papers.

Then I added my photo and some fussy cut book stacks to embellish my layout. I added my journalling and was ready. Sometimes less is more – I like this simple layout – I hope you’ll like it too!

Now get over to the CUT to YOU shop and grab some new cut files to get creative with! Remember, it doesn’t have be perfect or complicated, just have fun! 😉

Sunshine state of mind |Gemstone circle |Petra de Vroege

Hi Cut to You lovers!

Thanks for stopping by here on our blog! Today I want to show you the layout I made with the beautiful Gemstone Circle cut file.

I “borrowed” a grand daughter for this cut file, so I could use soft pinks! I cut out the file in different sizes for some variation.

I cut the file from white card stock. I cut the smaller onces several times so I could easily turn them into little shakers, perfect for a little princess!

After cutting the eintire file, I seperated all the shapes so that I could cut the different parts from different papers to back the file. I also kept the two outlines from the outer and inner circle to cut the solid rings you see in the layout. This way you create an extra embellishment from the original cut file.

I backed the larger gemstone circles with colored vellum to let the oxide background peek through. By backing this file, you can easily use it for different projects since you can create a different look every time!

I loved turning the smaller ones into little shakers! Although you can see that my glue-skills where a bit off when I glued the different layers together, I tried to be at ease with my oops… It was not too crooked so I decided to go with it.

I really adore this file! I’m planning to use it again, perhaps for a cute little mini album… Let me know what your plans are with this gemstone of a gemstone!

I’d love to see your work in our Facebook community! Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!



Good Time Summer Fine | Shannon Allor

Hello friends! It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this summery layout featuring the fab “Good Time Summer Fine” layout and the Simple Stories “Pool Party” collection. I have four small photos on this project where you see my sun playing around with a ball lakeside.

I just had to make that big sun into a shaker pocket! I then used four different patterned papers for the large title. Don’t you just love how a cutfile can help you create a layout ever so quickly?!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!