Totally Pawsome / Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! I’m here today with a layout featuring the Totally Pawsome Page Builder

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I kept my layout quite simple-thats the wonderfulness of a Page Builder file…everything you need to put a page together! I used a large (6X6) photo and the only extra embellushments on my page were some epoxy flair…easy peasey!

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My whole layout took less then an hour..woohoo! Head over to the Cut To You shop and check out all the Page Builder files!

Oh, and I have a process video to share too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Happy Memories | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello fellow CTY fans!!! Melinda here with you sharing my latest DT creation with you.

As you can see I’ve used the gorgeous Butterfly Cut n Stitch file (I’ve been busting to use this beauty!!) with a photo of myself, The Boss Lady, Gwen, Tamara, Bernii and Rachel D from the DT! We recently attended a retreat together and I just couldn’t wait to scrap these photos!!

A girly cut file means a pretty, girly collection and I couldn’t help but bust out the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Unforgettable collection. I’ve used the 6×8 paper pad to back the butterflies that I had cut on some textured white card stock.

If you haven’t seen or used the Cut n Stitch files yet they come with both the cut file (butterflies in this case) and the stitch lines already in place. I “designed” my page in Silhouette Studio knowing that the card stock that had the stitch holes would ultimately be my back ground paper. This was a super easy and quick file to stitch with a straight back stitch. You could also use the chain stitch for extra texture! Then I added splatters using 2 different pinks and an aqua-y/teal-y colour.

With the cut file backed and the butterfly trails stitched onto my background that didn’t leave me much room for where to put things which made this page come together super quickly! I knew pretty quickly I wanted to mount the white card stock onto a pattern paper so chose the gorgeous pink pattern called “Unscripted”, cutting out the centre.

My photo is printed just under 6×4 with a white border. I’ve added some of the same paper and a doily behind my photo and tucked that between the butterflies on the bottom right.

As so much of my pages real estate already taken up it was a matter of adding a few small embellishments and my title. I’ve used the diagonal line from the top left to the bottom right and added a few bits and pieces. Because I used gold letters I also added in some gold splatters on that same line. Finally finishing the page with some enamel dots.

And my title using a clear sticker stuck onto some white card stock paired with those gold thickers.

I have a process video for you today and I do hope you enjoy! This cut file is so, so pretty and I just love it with this collection!

Remember, you can always shop in the store. All digital orders will send them straight away and Custom Cut orders (YES! Gwen will cut and ship to YOU!) are cut to order and sent ASAP! I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I can’t wait to be back again with my next one!

Until then, happy scrapping!
Mel x

You + Me | Tamara Buckler

Hey there scrappy friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share another layout with you using the Arrows Cut File from October’s release.

I cut this one out in black card stock just for something different, and then played with lots of bright colours and summery elements.

I backed the file using a single piece of bright blue patterned paper, cutting around the outside of the Cut File with scissors and a blade. I like that’s this gave continuity in the pattern on the paper.

For a bit more fun and whimsy, I drew sketchy lines around the Cut File with a white gel pen. I then popped each arrow up on double sided tape before adhering to the background.

Where the photo overlapped the Cut File, I actually cut of some of the arrow heads to continue the Cut File to the other side of the photo. You can’t actually see that too much now, but it gave an anchor point for my embellishment cluster.

To balance the page, I created another cluster to the top left of the layout, again anchoring it to the Cut File. This worked out really well, allowing me to have a lot going on embellishment wise without covering too much of the File or overpowering it.

I’m super happy with how this page turned out. I think at first glance this file might look quite masculine, and I’m sure it would be right at home in the Boyz Zone of the shop, but I absolutely think it can be flipped to be fun and a bit funky like I’ve done here.

Make sure you head over to the shop for the November releases, lots of beautiful florals! There are also a heap of new Christmas Files over there too!! If you’re not already pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out.

See you all next time!

Big Loves, Tam x

SWEET LOVE | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you all have a creative weekend ahead planned.  Gwen with you on the blog today with a new share, a sweet page that features my hubby and daughter.  This photo was actually taken very recently on a family lunch for my recent birthday.  Part of my birthday gift request was a quick family photoshoot so you’re sure to be seeing more of these photos in upcoming projects.

The design of the page for this one started with the cut file – this one is called ‘Floral Bouquet Set‘.  This was released recently and being the floral lover than I am, I just had to use it!  I’ve cut it out quite large as I had planned for it to be the main element of my page and then went about backing it.  I’ve gone with quite plain pattern papers and blocked the colour on the leaves and petals.With that done, I then just went about positioning the cut file and my photos on the page.  I was really keen to get both photos on this one, something I don’t do a lot and would like to do more!  I love how they both tell the story of their sweet relationship.  I just kept shuffling things around until I was happy with the position of everything.I’ve positioned the bottom cut file (the largest one) flat on to my background and then raised on foam the second cut file piece.  I love how I now have beautiful layers in my cut file and lots of details on my page.I’ve also raised the photos up with some foam for added dimension.Next, I’ve added in my title.  I wanted to pull a pop of black from the photos into my embellishment features and found this chipboard word ‘sweet’ in black that was perfect.  I also found a bold white and black word ‘love’ so my title has become ‘Sweet Love’.    This is one of the things I really love about working with cut files, you can pull older embellishments from your stash that are not quite enough to make a page and stretch them into a full layout.  The cut file pulls the few extra elements together.I’ve also pulled from my stash some sweet puffy hearts, some photo corners, and a soft pink bow.  I’ve also used some Epoxy Flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio and I just love how they finish off the page. I love this sweet page and it actually came together pretty fast, so I hope it inspires you in some way and as always, I really do love seeing what you make so please keep sharing your projects with me!

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,

Awesome | Sara Scraps

Hello Hello!

I have what might be one of my very favorite layouts ever to share with you! I love to create mixed media backgrounds. I think I have a unique take on how I approach mixed media. I like a “cleaner” look with lots of texture instead of a “messy” feel. Pair this with a gorgeous cut file and “swoon”- if I do say so myself.

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For today’s layout I used the Arrows Cut File . I love how it drew attention right to my photo.

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After I created my background. I backed the cut file with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Boys Rule collection. To compliment the colors in my photo, I added some small touches of pink.

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I used a stamp to guide my journaling about all the things my son is currently loving.

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You can check out my whole process on my You Tube channel!

Be sure to take a peek at all the cut files in the Cut To You  shop. Which one will catch your eye to pair with our next mixed media background?

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Fabulous Happy Days | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends!!

I’m so happy to be back today to share another layout with you. I’m constantly trying to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, because I want to use them on all the things, and so today I have come up with a bit of a twist on a background file.

I have used an oldie but a goodie on this page – the Heart Lovers Unite Background Cut File – which I have used previously here.

Instead of treating this like a complete background, I resized it in my silhouette software, and trimmed around the hearts I needed to create the matt for my photo cluster.

I adhered some tissue paper behind the Cut File and used some foam tape to lift the matt up off the background.

I went around the outside of the Cut File matt in white roller pen for further definition, and roughed up the edges for some dimension. I think using black card stock against this background has really helped too.

I love how using the Cut File this way has held together all my photos and embellishments, and while it may not be the most prominent part of the layout, it plays a really important role because of this.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your Cut Files in different ways! Make sure you pop over to the shop to check out the latest release and all the new Christmas goodies!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Love This | Melinda Sweetman

Hello my scrappy friends and happy Monday!! Melinda here on the blog today and I have some fun Christmas inspiration to share with you!!

I was totally inspired by Gwen’s share using the same cut file , Christmas Tree Row and couldn’t wait to use that inspiration to make something of my own! If you’d like to see Gwen’s page click here, it’s very Gwen!

I was firstly inspired by the very soft and pretty water colour in the background of Gwen’s page so started thinking of colour ideas. I quickly remembered a very pretty sequin mix I have had in my stash for a few years that I just LOVE and that is where I came up with the idea of soft pink & blue, gold and a little splash of red.

With my colour scheme chosen it was time to build my page! With that sequin mix in mind I immediately thought SHAKER pocket!!! So I cut the Christmas Tree Row in textured white card stock and then backed that with some acetate. Next up, very thin strips of foam to have room for the sequins to move around. I filled up all the trees with my very pretty sequin mix and then backed that with a sheet of water colour looking pattern paper. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shaker pocket and am so excited I finally got those sequins on a page! I also added in a few red sequins.

Working with my colours in mind I added some white gesso to my background paper (a rather simple black and white pattern), worked out placement of my shaker pocket and photo and added in my beautiful soft pink background colour. Swoon! I just love it! And of course, lots of splatters in pink, blue, gold and tiny pops of red as well!

I just love the trees on this page and how they and my photo really stand out off that background. I chose to go pretty simple with the embellishing, a few older rubber charms from a Pink Fresh Christmas collection.

A couple of pattern papers behind my photo including that gorgeous red, pink and white candy cane stripe. One of my most favourite pattern papers of all time, ever!

To finish off my page I added in some wood veneer words – “love this” – for my title and also some sprinkly veneer pieces in circles, hearts and stars. I was going to leave them plain but decided I didn’t love the wood grain on the page so I used my gold paint to paint them with a little paint brush!

I added in my journalling under the trees which just says how nice it was to have all of the cousins together to celebrate Christmas. Seeing this photo though really made me realise just how much all of the kids are growing. How quickly time goes and makes me truly grateful for this memory keeping hobby I stumbled upon. And it makes me look forward to the new memories we will make and I can record this year! Especially with some of the gorgeous new cut files in the Christmas Shop on the website!

I do have a process video for you today, just click below! I hope you enjoy!

Remember, if you don’t have your own cutting machine Gwen can cut and post to you (anywhere in the world!!) any of the designs in the store that have the custom cut option! So awesome!!

I had so much fun creating this page and I really hope that you have enjoyed my process. I hope that you are inspired to maybe get a start on last years Christmas memories or heck, get a kick start for this years, in whichever way you choose to record your memories! It was interesting seeing Gwens pole the other week in the HQ group around Christmas. If you’re not already a part of the group click here and join in the fun!

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by, until next time!
Melinda

Make Waves | Marie Hirst

Hi there creatives! Marie here back on the blog with another layout for CUT to YOU. As you may have noticed, I am REALLY enjoying playing with mixed media at the moment and this layout is no exception!

For this one, I started by making myself another stencil using the Make Waves Title Cutfile from the shop. I chose the part of the cutfile where the wavy lines were separate, made it approximately 6 inches wide and cut it from a sheet of mylar (plastic stencil material).

After spreading gesso over a piece of white cardstock, I then used the stencil with some white modelling paste to create the waves pattern on the page.

Then I used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Guten Tag Teal to add some colour to the page over all of the waves and then watered some more down to add some splatters.

Next I matted a photograph of my son, Elliot, onto some beachy-themed papers from Pink Paislee and a few other scraps from my stash. I backed the title part of the cutfile and layered that over the bottom part of the photograph.

I embellished the page with some enamel dots, some sequins, an acetate palm tree and some cardstock stickers from Pink Paislee.

I also added some perspective shapes and words from Bramble Fox for extra details.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to check out the shop especially the new Christmas releases – I can’t wait to get creating with them!

Here’s the process video if you’d like to see how it came together!

Until next time,

Happy scrapping!

Marie x

Travel Everywhere | Rachel Lowe

Hey all Rachel here, here is my first layout for October and I have used the gorgeous  Travel Grid cut file  (yep I love grid layouts!) . This time my theme is photos from a trip to Italy, picking some highlight photos. I have used Pebbles Inc Adventure Awaits collection.

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I cut my grid is a bright colour as I wanted it to contrast against my dark blue background. However I did adhere it to a white cardstock so when I embellished they would not not get ‘lost’. My grid is cut at 10×10 inches.

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Before adhering my grid down I added die cut flowers to each side, tucking them slightly under before sticking it down on my blue base paper which I did with foam tape to create dimension.

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I added my photos first (from a trip to Italy).  I cut the word TRAVEL in a floral paper and added with foam tape to create dimension. If you use the release compound function on Silhouette you can drag each letter out of the grid which makes it easier to cut in papers other than the grid cut cut out. (I only have a Silhouette Cameo but I am sure other cutting machines would have a similar function).

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I created a sub title by using one of the squares adding the country and date.

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Then the fun bit to embellish the squares. Again I used foam tape to add embellishments for height. Some embellishments I layered over each other and some flow into the nexr square.

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I added small puffy stickers to each grid keeping the travel theme in mind. You could of course add lots more photos to this grid layout.

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Well that’s it from me today, thank you for stopping by and I hope this layout using this gorgeous TRAVEL grid inspires you to get out some holiday snaps and create your own scrapbooking memory!DT Announce Rachel Lowe

Rachel X

Simple Pleasures/Sara Scraps

Hello Hello! Its Friday for all of you, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to get in some crafting time. I have a new project to share with you that I hope will inspire you to do that.

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I’ve used the Bow Cluster Cut File Those cute bows were just too much to pass up! I paired them with the new One Canoe 2 Willow collection and these adorable photos of my nieces and I. 70577760_10220211448135264_8572947334919356416_o

I altered the cut file with just a bit with ink blending and a spray of gold shimmer to make it stand out and give it a fun golden glimmer.

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Head over to the shop HERE and check out all the wonderful cut files in the shop!

And you can see all the fun details on my layout on my You Tube channel here-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara