Not This Time! | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my latest layout I’m using the ‘Stars Squared’ cut file that can be found in the shop here. I had a cute photo of my nephew that I wanted to use so matched it up with some bright papers from the Simple Stories ‘Homegrown’ collection.

I started by flicking lots of paint splatters onto my white cardstock background making sure they were in the general shape of the cut file. Once it was dry I trimmed two sides of the white cardstock and added a red patterned paper border

Then I backed the cut file with a mix of the bright patterned papers in red, green, blue and yellow.

Before sticking down the cut file I stuck my square photo directly to the white cardstock background.

Then I attached the cut file raising it using sticky foam pads.

I decided it didn’t really need too many embellishments as didn’t want to cover up the cut file too much so just used some Bramble Fox Perspextive stars and Doodlebug Enamel stars from my stash.

I finished off with a title and some journaling.

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Happy Scrapping!

Forever | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! For my latest layout I am using an older cut file from the shop called ‘Hearts in a Jar’ that can be found here. I had some of the vintagey Simple Stories ‘Simple Vintage Weathered Garden’ collection which is not my usual style but something drew me to it and I thought it would be perfect for this layout!

I backed the hearts, the lid and base of the jar with a mix of patterned papers and then backed the jar itself with some vellum so that it still had a see through feel.

For my background I added a strip of gingham patterned paper to the top and bottom of the layout, distressing the edges for some extra texture. The ‘Hearts in a Jar’ cut file was stuck down to the right of the layout, and then I added my square photo so that it just overlapped the left edge of the cut file.

I added ephemera, chipboard stickers and enamel dots from the Simple Stories ‘Simple Vintage Weathered Garden’ collection around the cut file and photo. I also added a few Bramble Fox heart Perspextives and then used the large chipboard sticker word ‘Forever’ as my title and a small ephemera tag for my journaling.

To finish off I added a small cluster to the top left of the layout just to balance out the larger detail below it.

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! And if you are shopping from Europe then drop by the Etsy Store. 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! And don’t forget to share your layouts with us over at CTY HQ on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using @cut_to_you, we love to see what you create with all the fab cut files!

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 24

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Happy Christmas Eve! We are almost at the end of our festive scrapbooking ideas, I hope you have found plenty to inspire you and taken advantage of the fab discount offer on each of the cut files that have been used over the 25 days of Christmas (last festive idea is up tomorrow!). All of the fab Christmas collection cut files can be found in the store here.

This time I decided to use the December Stack cut file and use it as a large background layer, white on white.

I didn’t want to stick it fully down as wanted the edges to still lift as I do like dimension on my layouts. So I machine stitched through each of the December words a few times with gold thread. Then I added gold splatters down through the centre of the layout.

I created a central photo block with two small photos mounted on white tissue paper and patterned papers from the Simple Stories Holly Days collection.

Then I went to town and used lots of coordinating chipboard stickers, die cuts and puffy stickers around my photos!

Below the photos I added a title using a Bramble Fox ‘remember December’ Perspextive and then a cascade of word stickers instead of journaling…

To finish off I added lots of sparkly gold star sequins around the embellishment clusters and word stickers.

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Happy Scrapping!

25 Days of Christmas | Fast, Fun and Festive Scrapbook Ideas | Day 10

Hello CUT to YOU and Christmas fans!! Melinda here with you for day 10 of the CUT to YOU 25 Days of Christmas!
Each day this month right up to (and including) Christmas Day you’ll want to check back here for all the fun things we are sharing and, I for one, have had so much fun creating to help inspire YOU to create fun and festive layouts!!
Enough chit chat, here’s my layout for you for today!!

And I chose the gorgeous “Poinsetta Wreath” cut file to work with today. I love poinsettia’s so this cut file is just darling!!

I am playing with the Simple Stories “Vintage North Pole” collection – I CANNOT resist a vintage Santa – and have very simply backed my cut file using the 6×8 paper pad using traditional poinsettia colours.

Just to shake things up a little – I don’t love the traditional green & red Christmas combo – I decided to use some pink cardstock for my background with a dark green pattern paper to edge the entire page. This particular pink shade is super hard to photograph “correctly” but the image below is the best match to real life 😉

Most of the “work” for this page was the backing of the cut file which felt like it took no time when I popped on a fave Christmas movie and got to tracing, cutting and sticking!

I chose an OLD photo of myself and my little brother from 1985 with Santa and kept the whole page pretty simple but LOVE how my cut file and photo just POP off that background!

Finally, a process video for you to watch my page come together if that kind of thing is your jam! Hit that play button below and I hope that you enjoy!!

Love the project and want to make one of your very own? Pop by the store and use the code CHRISTMASFAVS at checkout to get this design at 80% off. No additional purchase necessary.

Code is only valid until midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) December 31st 2021.  **No exceptions – please check your timezone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item at the discount.  No refunds will be given for missed codes.

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for more Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas.

Sleep, Snack, Snap, Scrap! | Ali Skifton

Hello! It is Ali here with you today sharing a fun layout using this awesome Sleep Snack Snap Scrap Cut File cut file that honors our hobby and passion. Erica and I had so much fun at her holiday crop that she puts on every year and this cut file covers everything we did that weekend including our Starbucks run!

Since it was a Christmas crop I wanted to use the new Simple Stories Make It Merry collection. I backed each word of the cut file with a different holiday pattern paper and used the enamel brads to highlight each word. I decorated around the cut file and on top of some of the letters with stickers and enamel brads.

I printed four different pictures of us taken that weekend that went with each word of the cut file. I double matted the four pictures and added a few more stickers on top of them. I also added a grouping of some stickers and flair from Scrappin Happy Studio on the bottom of the page.

I had so much creating this fun layout that documents our passion for this great hobby! I have met so many great people through this hobby and it brings me much joy that I can share my creations with all of you!

Love, Ali xoxo

Sunshine and Ice-cream | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! I’m here with a summer themed layout and I used the very appropriate ‘Soft Serve’ cut file which you can find here in the shop. It was perfect to go with my ice-cream photo from our week away last September in Mundesley on the Norfolk coast here in the UK.

To go with my holiday theme I used the colourful new Simple Stories ‘Sunkissed’ collection. I used one of the patterned papers with the wave design as my background, firstly trimming it down slightly and then distressing the edges before attaching to a frame of white cardstock.

I decided to have double ice-cream cones to replicate my photo so cut two the same size in white cardstock. I picked one of the patterned papers in a soft peach ombre to back the cone part of my cut file, but first I ran the paper through my Big Shot using an embossing folder with lots of small uneven squares all over it so that it ended up looking like the texture of an ice-cream cone. I think it looked pretty realistic! I then cut two pieces of the embossed patterned paper to fit the cone part of the ice-cream cone and attached them using foam pads to add some dimension.

For one of the cut file cones I backed the ice-cream part with some vellum, again raised up on foam pads and then added one of the bright pink patterned papers behind that. I used the vellum first to tone it down slightly and give it a more frosty look. I just had to add a large enamel dot to look like a cherry!

For the second cut file I wanted to create a shaker pocket using some fun coloured sprinkles (they look like hundreds and thousands!) from Little Things. I stuck some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ice-cream part of the cut file, then added strips of foam pads all around the edges before filling with the sprinkles! I backed it with some white cardstock to lock them all in…

Then I layered the two cut files centrally to my background and stuck down, before tucking in my square photo that was mounted onto one of the coordinating striped papers.

I added two embellishment clusters, a larger one to the bottom right of the layout and a smaller one at the top of the right ice-cream cut file and used lots of fun coordinating stickers and enamel dots from the collection.

My title is a combination of the ‘Sunshine’ sticker from the ‘Sunkissed’ sticker sheet and some other alphas from my stash. I tucked in a cute sun and some enamel dots just above the title which created my third focal point to balance the layout. A few lines of journaling and I was done!

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!

Dude | Pie Graph cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a boy themed layout for our boy feature this week! Have you checked out the Boyzone section in the CUT to YOU online store? Its full of awesome cut files suitable for all your boy themed projects! I chose to use the awesome Pie Graph cut file for my layout today.

Pie Graph cut file

The Pie Graph cut file is suitable for any type of project really but don’t you think it looks effective adding boy papers and elements?! I cut the design from white cardstock as I do mostly and backed all the spaces with different boy themed patterned papers from the Bro and Co collection by Simple Stories. I then did another thing that I do frequently and that is to add craft foam underneath the cut file! I then adhered it to my chosen background patterned paper. Its great how you can rotate this cut file to suit your photo and embellishments you may want to use. I love how the white pops against the blue in the background paper.

As I placed the cut file the way it appears, I chose the widest opening part to place my photo. I like that I was able to layer and tuck things in here to draw attention to my photo. I added my large chipboard title starting in the bottom right corner of my photo and filled in the gap on the right of the photo with some die-cuts. I decided to eave some of the other gaps free of any embellishments so as not to overcrowd the page too much. I felt that the cut file and the photo with minimal embellishing makes a good impact and tell the story of my photo. You could most certainly add embellishments or even some machine stitching to the gaps.

I really like the dimension and shadows the cut file gives with craft foam underneath. It is especially handy to have them popped up if you want to tuck things in and add things in later like I always do when I create! Is this something you do when creating? I am always lifting things up and fitting things in later when I find the perfect embellishment later on after almost finishing a page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy themed layout and that you are inspired in some way to create a boy themed project using the CUT to YOU cut files!

Happy creating!