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!

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!

xoxo

Petra

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!

Shannon

Totally | Geo Triangles cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Geo Triangles cut file. The geometric cut files by CUT to YOU are perfect for boy themed pages! I used the Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park with the cut file.

Geo Triangles cut file

I decided to cut the Geo Triangles cut file design out from black cardstock for a change, I also intended on turning the design so that the triangles were vertical. Black cardstock cut files really suit boy pages especially when the cut file is backed with some bright papers! Once the design was cut out, I picked lots of different papers to back the triangles with.

Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to a plain sheet of white cardstock using double sided tape. I often adhere cut files up with craft foam however with the thin lines in this one, I decided to lay it flat. This way it also gives me the option to machine stitch if I wanted to.

I placed the photo of my youngest son slightly on the left of the page to allow for a title in the centre and some embellishments on the left of the photo too. I also didn’t want to cover up too much of the cut file design with the awesome papers backed behind it. I kept most of the embellishing to a minimum adding just a few die-cuts and stickers, some wood veneer stars and a flair button.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy page as much as I enjoyed creating it! I hope you are inspired to grab some awesome cut files like the Geo Triangles one and create some awesome projects!

Happy creating!

Make Your Move|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I hope you are all enjoying the last bit of summer (or winter ) 😉 I have another layout to share featuring the awesome new Chess cut files that released in the shop this month!

For my layout I used the Chess Board and Make Your Move cut files.

I had so much fun mixing and matching colors and embellishments from my stash. I love the color combo. for my layout. And getting to finally get these stories and photos documented using these cut files makes me so happy!

I also have a process video showing all the details of creating my layout to share with you as well. Be sure to head over the SHOP and check out all the new cut files.

Have A Lovely Day!

Happy Together | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I have another layout to share using the older Hearts on Strings cut file which you can find here in the shop! I decided to use it as a layer between the patterned paper background and my photo so that it added some definition but also highlighted that fabulous ombre paper from the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘These Days’ collection.

I cut the Hearts on Strings cut file in white cardstock so that it popped out from the background. I stuck it down flat but only used glue in a few places so that parts of it still lifted slightly as I wanted to keep some dimension in my layout.

Then I took all the inner hearts that were leftover from the main cut file and painted them in colours to match the background, using some pretty shimmery watercolours from my stash.

My portrait photo was mounted on a coordinating piece of patterned paper and I stuck that down centrally using sticky foam pads on the top edge only. On the bottom edge I added my title using the ‘Happy Together’ from the ephemera pack raising it up on sticky foam pads.

With the hearts now all dry I added them around the photo raising some on foam pads and leaving others flat (though only using glue in the centre) as I curved up the edges.

Then I added lots of embellishments from the collection… puffy stickers, ephemera, clear stickers, wooden buttons, gold hearts and little word stickers.

To finish off I stitched a border around the edge of the layout in gold thread as I just felt it needed something to pull it together and flicked some splatters of gold paint all around the cut file.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to pop on over to the CUT to YOU shop to check out the latest cut file releases! Make sure you sign up to the newsletter here to be sure you don’t miss out on a fab free cut file each month!

Happy Scrapping!

Hello You | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

So happy to be back here today to share another messy mixed media layout with you. For this page I have used the negative pieces from our very popular Crazy Love Circle Cut File.

I actually cut this file 3 times by sizing the file to fit within itself in concentric circles. I am using the positive cut of this file on a different project that I will be sharing in the coming months, however I realised as I weeded the file for that project, that the negative pieces I was pulling out were too good to get rid of!

I used acrylic paint and a brayer to create my background, adding texture paste, ink, and doodling. I then added in the words from the cut file to my page free handed. I messed with the spacing and order to suit my layout, and really incorporated the file into my background.

I feel like sometimes we get so caught up in thinking we can only use our files by backing them and adding them to our page. Now dont get me wrong, I love that too, but I think our files are amazing for adding interest and texture to our mixed media projects too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you are sharing your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tagging us at @cut_to_you over on instagram.

Big Loves, Tam xo

CUT to YOU | Love Grows Here | Melinda Sweetman

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to the CUT to YOU blog today! Melinda here with my next project for CUT to YOU and I have something a little “softer” and somewhat “prettier” than my norm! I hope you enjoy!

I have used the beautiful “Love Grows Here” title cut file which was cut in white textured cardstock.

I have made a slight adjustment to the cut file – I cut off the stems of the daffodils that go into the “o” in the word “grows” for a simpler look. I have used a few pattern papers to very simply back my cut file and then I popped the whole thing up to help it pop off the background.

I have chosen 2 3″x4″ photos from Mum’s Day this year; one with me with each of my boys at the end of the day. The photo cluster tucked beautifully into the cut file, sitting on top of the words and to the right of the flower heads.

I really LOVE how this page came together, all the pretty, soft colours and patterns, something different to my “norm” and yet still me. You can watch this page come together on my process video, just hit the play button below!

I hope that you have enjoyed this share and that perhaps I have inspired you to step a little out of your own “normal” style. Maybe you can find something in the new releases for this month? Or perhaps there is another cut file that you have that you haven’t been sure just how to use.

Happy scrapping and I’ll see you soon my next share for CUT to YOU!
Melinda

Happiness | Rose Garden Frame Cut File | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I am so happy to be back with you today with another Design Team project to share. For this layout I wanted something soft and sweet and the Rose Garden Frame Cut File was absolutely perfect to document this floral heavy photo.

I just love the subtle detail that the Rose Garden Frame Cut File adds to this very soft, pretty and oh-so-pink layout. If you know me, you know that this layout captures all of my favourite things! You can see how it all came together in more detail in my process video below.

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Here are a few more close up photos of the completed layout.

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

Sweater Weather | Michelle Gallant

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Wreath of Leaves cut file and the Cozy Days collection from Simple Stories.

I know it’s still summer here but fall layouts are always my favorite. When I saw this cut file I knew I had to use it with some fall photos!

I used 4 different pattern papers to back up the leaves and then I stitched the vines using green thread.

I love how a white cut file looks on a dark background. It really pop from the page! I added a title and a few embellishment clusters besides my photos and my layout was done!

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

Thanks for stopping by!