Oh happy day | Josefine vd Hoeven | Sunburst Heart

Hello crafty Paperlovers, It’s Josefine here! I’m up on the Cut to You blog today sharing my final layout as part of the Cut to You team. I have had a great time and fell in love with these beautiful cut files, but have decided to take things a little easier. I will definitely continue to work with these beautiful cut files and we will see each other on the Cut to You Facebook group!

I started by cutting the Sunburst Heart cut file quite large. I draw the sunburst strips on the beautiful design papers from the Paige Evans paper collections and cut these out with my scissors. I sew the sunburst strips in the middle with gold sewing thread.

I used the distress oxide Broken China for some extra color on the background. I stamp several times until I am happy with the size of the mixed media stain. I splatter some more with the same color and let it dry by air. Then I placed the Sunburst Heart cut file on top of the mixed media background.

I cut design paper to size and place it behind the photo. I place the photo with all the paper layers on top of the sunburst heart cut file. I fussy cut some black and white flowers from the Pink Paisley collection and slide them between the different paper layers.

I’m looking for different die-cuts, stickers and Alphas together and giving them a place on this layout. I love to decorate my layouts with pretty embellishments. I fussy cut a few more butterflies from the Paige Evans design paper and placed them on this page. I make some white splatters with white acrylic paints for a festive look and I loved how this page turned out! All these colors make me feel so happy. Just love it!

I want to thank you for visiting the Cut to You blog today and hope I was able to inspire you with this rainbow colored scrapbook layout. I wish you all a beautiful and crafty day! XoXo, Jo

Oh Happy Days | Autumn Leaf |Josefine vd Hoeven

Hello Paperlovers, Welcome to the Cut to You blog today! It’s Josefine here sharing with you a new scrapbook layout that I made using these beautiful cut files. This month it’s all about celebrating the 3rd birthday of Cut to You.

So happy to be part of this celebration by scrap lifting one of Gwen Wruck’s gorgeous layouts! Gwen is an amazing designer and I am in love with the beautiful cut files she designs! For this scrap lift, I chose the layout below by Gwen. I love the colors and the design she used.

For this scrap lift I used the beautiful cut files “Autumn leaf” and ” Choose Happy” I cut these cut files with my electric cutting machine. and

I grab a white sheet of cardstock. I start by mixing distress oxide with water and stamp serval prints on my white cardstock. I used a random background stamp that already looks like a stain. When I’am done stamping I splatter with the same color (Victorian Velvet) on the stamped background.

I backed the “Autumn leaf” cute file with design paper. I used the beautiful “Dream” collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I placed the cut file on top of the mixed media background.

I cut design paper to size and put it behind the photo. I placed the photo on top of the cute file “Autumn leaf”. I’m looking for the right wordstrips, labels, buttons and die-cuts for decoration. For the title, I used the “Choose Happy” cut file. I colored it with distress oxide “Victorian Velvet”. I stitched the letters to the layout with gold sewing thread.

Finally, I splashed with white acrylic paint and black acrylic ink for a festive look. I really love how this layout turned out! Thanks so much Gwen for this beautiful inspiration.
I want to thank you for visiting the cut to you blog today and hope I was able to inspire you with this scrapbook lift.

Do you also want to get started with these beautiful cut files? Just hop over to the cut to you shop and grab your favorite cut files. Wish you a crafty day! XoXo, Jo

Summer Sun Memories | Josefine vd Hoeven

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the blog of Cut to You! So glad you stopped by today! I created another project with these gorgeous cut files!
I used the beautiful cut file “Summer sun” and made a summer mini album!

I cut the “Summer Sun” cut file with my Cricut Maker. I used the center of this cut file as a template and I draw on different design papers round circles and cut them out with my scissor.

The edges of these circles are stitched with my sewing machine. I placed the summer sun cut file on an acetate design sheet and cut it out with my scissor.

I used yellow cardstock for the front of this mini album cut a circle to size and stitch the edges. The sun beams, I cut them out of the yellow cardstock and stitch it in place with my sewing machine using yellow thread. I fold the edges of the sun beams a little.

I bind all the circles together by using a bookbinding-ring. I chose several alphas for the title of this mini album ” Summer Days Memories”

Now it’s time to decorate my mini album pages. I look for stickers, die-cuts and word strips for decorating. The embellishments are from different collections of Paige Evans.

I make different clusters in my mini album and stitched some die-cuts with my sewing machine. For the tropical leaves I used a metal dies. I chose light green cardstock. I have several charms attached to my mini album.I love al differents kind of charms. It looks so festive and summery!

I hope I was able to inspire you with this mini album and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog!

Have a great and crafty day!

XoXo, Jo

A Piece of You | Josefine vd Hoeven | Pie Graph Cut file

Hello Creative Paperlovers,

Welcome to the blog of Cut to You! So happy you stopped by today! I had the opportunity to create another layout with these beautiful cut files.

This time I used the “Pie Graph” cut file.

I start by making a mixed media background and for that I used distress oxide “kitch flamingo” I grab a clear stamp that already looks like a stain. I stamp some ink on the clear stamp and spray it a little bit wet with water and stamp several times on the white cardstock. This is how I created this watercolor look.

When I’m done stamping I make some more splatters with the distress oxide for a more festive look. I also used some white acrylic paint and make splatters on the background with it.

I let it dry by air and placed the Pie Graph cut file on top of the mixed media background. I grab the sewing machine and stitch the edges of my cut file using some gold sewing thread. The Pie Graph pieces I trace them twice on different designs papers. From the first Pie Graph pieces I sew all the edges with gold sewing thread and placed the pieces on top of the cut file using 3D foam tape. Then I take all the second pieces from the Pie Graph cut file and sew with gold sewing thread through the center and glued these pieces on top of the other pieces.

I cut design paper to size and placed it behind the photo to create more layers. I choose several flowers and playfully slide them between the cut files. I am happy how it turned out.

I placed the title in a semicircle around the cut file. Finally I splash different colors of oxide ink on my layout. I hope I was able to inspire you with this layout and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog! Have a great and crafty day! Xo, Jo

Create | Josefine vd Hoeven

Hello creative Paperlovers, Welcome to the blog today! So happy to see you here,.. I made a new scrapbook layout using the beautiful cut files from Cut to You! I love using these beautiful cut files.

For this layout I chose the gorgeous cut file Create

I start with a ready to use mixed media background paper from the Vicki Boutin collection. I love the beautiful mixed media colors on this page. So most of the work has already been done. I do like the idea of using a ready-to-use background sometimes. I cut the “Create” title cut file with my Cricut Maker and placed the cut file on top of the mixed media background design paper.

I cut design paper and tags to size and place it behind the photo to create more layers. I adhere the photo with 3D foam tape. I choose serval die-cuts and flowers and playfully slide them between the layers behind the photo. Love how it turned out.

With disteress Oxide ink I color the words “create” in the colors of my background. I blend the colors together and use a blending tool for this. I use 3D foam to placed them on my layout. The colors I used are: broken china, evergreen bough, mustard seed and worn lipstick. At the top of the layout as well as on the bottom I decorate it with word strips and some die-cuts.

I cut a strip of the design paper and placed it on the side of my layout. I mix white acrylic paint with some water and make white splatters on my layout using a brush. I hope I have been able to inspire you with this layout. I had a lot of fun designing this page an I look forward to seeing you next time on the blog! XoXo, Jo

Moments Captured| Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,
Welcome to the blog of Cut to you! So happy you stopped by! I had the opportunity to create another beautiful layout with these amazing cut files! The theme is floral and I chose the following two cut files “Daisy Trio” and “Flower Crown

I grab a white cardstock sheet. I start making a mixed media background and for that I use Distress Oxide “mowed lawn” using a clear stamp that already looks like a stain. I stamp some ink on the clear stamp and spray it a little bit wet with water and then stamp several times on the cardstock. This is how I create a watercolor look.

When I’m done stamping I make some more splatters with the distress oxide for a more festive look. I also use some white gesso and make splatters on the background. I let it dry by air. I grab the sewing machine and stitch several circles on the background.
I backed up the “Flower crown” cutfile with different types of design paper and placed it along with the “Daisy Trio” (that I cut out several times) on the mixed media background!

I cut patterned papers to size and place it behind the photo to create some more layers. I adhere the photo with 3D foam tape. I choose several flowers and playfully slide them between the cutefiles. I am happy how it turned out.

Between the flowers and the cutfiles I place word strips a rosette and butterflies. At the top of this layout I placed a perspextives Title “Moments Captured” and at the bottom of this page I added design strips and make some more stitching around the edges with the sewing machine.

Now that my layout is done I am happy with the result. I hope I was able to inspire you with this layout and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog!

Have a great and crafty day!
XoXo,
Jo

Crazy Love|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers,

Thank you so much for stopping by at the Cut to You blog! It’s Josefine here sharing a new scrapbook layout with you. My challenge for today’s layout was to “use a black cutfile” so I chose a safe one to cut out, and I have used it as my title. The file is called “Crazy love Circle”

I grabbed white cardstock as my base because it looks so good with against my black “Crazy love” title. I then cut a design paper to 6 inches, and this will be the bottom half of my page. I then used my sewing machine to sew stitches around my page.

I stamped the center of my page with yellow shimmer paints (Inklingz) using my clear background stamp for that. It’s a mixed media technique that I use a lot in my work. See also my videos on Youtube. I love this simple and convenient technique to create a beautiful background. I decided to cut the photo in the shape of a circle to fit inside my title, and I also cut a circle out of the design paper that I wanted to use behind the photo. I used a circle cutter to do this.

With my sewing machine I sewed around the edges of the design paper circle and I placed it in the center of this page with the photo on top. Now I started with the title “Crazy Love Circle” that I have already cut with my Cricut Maker. I put everything in place and I started to glue the words one by one.

I fussy cut different flowers from the design paper and glue them around the photo. I made three paper roses and placed them under the photo with several die-cuts. I decorate the page with some hearts and my layout is finished! I had a lot of fun making this scrapbook layout! Hope you had a lot af fun reading my blog today! I want to thank you for stopping by today on the Cut to You blog and wish you a beautiful and creative day!

XoXo, Jo

Outdoor adventure|Caite Floral Set|by Josefine

Hello Paperlovers, welcome to the Cut to You blog today! So happy to be here again…….It’s Josefine here showing you a new scrapbook layout using the great flower cut file Caite Floral Set. This cutfile is perfect for making awsome paper flowers and I used the beautiful title Outdoor Adventure.

We love the outdoors and I wanted to use this older funny picture of the kids for this spring layout. So First I started creating the paper flowers using my Cricut Maker. I cut out the flower set twice for one flower. The first time with the pattern in the flower and the second time without the pattern in the flower (see photo)
I do this in 3 different cardstock colors.
Then I ruffled the edges of the flowers with the distress edges tool from Ranger.
I curl up the leaves using the end of a brush and then I glue the flowers together and so I create the paper flower. For the center of the flower I place a flower cut out in white.

Then I cut the design paper to size and place it behind the photo. Now it’s time to decorate my scrapbook page.
I place a cardboard embroidery hoop on my light purple cardstock background. Then place the paper flowers around it. I place my photo and begin to slide the die-cuts between the flowers and the photo. I cut out the branches in the same color of the flowers and place them it between.

I use the “Outdoor Adventure” cutfile as part of the title and cut this out in a smaller size and backed it with pink cardstock.
I decorate the title with die-cuts and a word strip. Then I write a small journal under the title of my scrapbook layout.

I mix some gesso and water together and with my brush I make white splatters. I use a colored string at the top of my cardstock embroidery hoop. I make some stitches with the sewing machine under my journaling and on the side of the layout.

Finally, I place a design paper behind my cardstock. I had a lot of fun making these paper flowers. They are so easy to make too! I hope you guys also will give it a try! Can’t wait to see all those beautiful flowers! Wish you all a lovely and creative day. XoXo, Josefine

Stay Cozy | Winter Page Builder | Josefine

Hi Paper lovers!

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s Josefine here with my first scrapbook layout for the Cut to You blog. I am so excited this new year! I wish everyone a healty and fantastic year, that we can go back to normal and that we can hug each other again! With this layout I look back to the winter memories in 2010….

I made a 12×12 mixed media layout and used the beautiful Winter Page Builder Cut File. First I started with my background. I used a background stamp that already looks like a stain. With the stamp and the distress oxide ( the color I used is ” Faded Jeans” ) I stamp on the cardstock. I also spray some water on my stamp and ink for a more watercolor effect. Then I made some splashes with the distress oxide and used a brush for that.

I let my mixed media background dry by air and start editing the two snowflakes with the Nuvo glitter paste. I love those beautiful glitter, especially when they are subtle.

When everything is dry I start decorating my layout. I cut some design paper to size and place it behind the photo to create more layers. I glue the cutfile title “Winter” with tacky glue and make 3D alpha’s from design paper and vellum. In the middle I stitch it with silver thread. I attach the 3D alpha’s with 3D foam on my layout.

Between my photo I slide some die-cuts of flowers and twigs. I put an extra title on my layout ” Stay Cozy” and put a deco photo frame on the photo. Finally I make some splatters with white gesso for a real winter effect. I cut the white cardstock to size and paste a design paper behind it. I stitch the edges with my sewing machine and use blue thread. My layout is ready now!

I had a lot of fun working with this fantastic cutfile! I wish you all a lovely and creative day! XoXo, Josefine