Hello Happy | Tamara Buckler

Hello again beautiful CTY friends,

I’m so happy to be back with you again to share a super sweet and pretty page featuring one of the awesome Cut to You Background Files. This one is called Heart Lovers Unite and it is divine!!

I cut this File from white card stock at slightly smaller than 12×12. I backed some of the hearts with various patterned papers, I did this a little strategically to create a space for my photo cluster and also for another embellishment cluster.

I stitched around the edge of the white card stock and also through the filled hearts before mounting the whole thing on foam tape. I love the separation this gives between the Cut File and the background paper.

I chose a patterned paper to back this Cut File that had a smaller pattern in the print. I love the impact that this Cocoa Vanilla Studios paper creates with the darker background, and the bright florals that helped to inform the rest of my colour scheme.

This page just worked out perfectly to document this sweet photo of my daughter and her BFF. And the best thing about this Cut File, is that I already have more ideas for other ways to use it!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my sweet little page!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

Love You | Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative Friends,

It’s Gwen on the blog today.  I hope you are all well!  I have a new share today, and I’m pretty excited about it because it’s my first scrapbook page using the new ‘Stitch’ inspired cut files.  It also happens to be another monochromatic layout.   I was super inspired by the monochromatic layout I did recently for Cocoa Vanilla Studios, I wanted to do another!  For this one, I went all pink!

Here is the cut file I’ve used,  as I mentioned, it’s from the Stitch inspired collection and it’s called Stitch Geo Heart.

The idea for the design of the page was inspired by the cut file and this darling picture of my husband and daughter from a few years ago.  I wasn’t sure where to start with the design, so I simply cut the digital cut file positioning the heart towards the centre of my page.  I then went about backing it in strips of pink pattern paper to create an ombre effect.

For a little more detail, I decided to add in some stitching on my sewing machine between the rows of cross stitch and I just love the effect it creates.  Next, I mat my photo with some red pattern paper and added some more of my signature stitching.

I positioned the photo onto my layout, to the left side of the heart, I love how the heart adds interest and layers to the background without adding bulk.  It also looks like I’ve gone to a lot of trouble to create it when really it was very quick and simple.

Next, I went digging through my stash of red and pink embellishments, I’ve pulled out all sorts of things from many different collections.  I’ve also gone with a wide range of tones, from a soft baby pink right up to a bright red and dark pink.  To stop the layout from looking too busy, I’ve kept the colours together in their colour families and matched them to the background ombre using the tone on tone technique.  I just kept adding bits and pieces until I was happy with how everything looked.

I’ve also repeated the sentiment “Love You” to pull the page together.  When my daughter looks back on her scrapbook albums the over-riding message I want her to see is just how much she is loved and I think this page really conveys that!

Thanks for popping by today and seeing our new Stitch inspired digital cut files in action.  I really love how this one turned out and think the stitch design is so so striking! It’s always great when a cut file design in my head, turns out in reality!! 🙂

As always, be sure to pop by our Facebook group (if you haven’t already) – CUT to YOU HQ for more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files. We also love to see what you make with our files.

Until next time,

How to use our Digital Cut Files

Hi Creative friends,

I thought I’d pop by today to share some tips on using our digital cut files.  I do get a few questions, especially from those of you who are new to cutting the cut files so I’ve put together this quick step by step to help.

How to use our Digital Cut Files

Your cut file will be received in PNG and JPG format and can be used on any electronic die cutting machine.  Most machines will prefer you use the PNG file.

  1. Simply open your software and select NEW.
  2. Next, find the location of your saved file and IMPORT.
  3. Use your TRACE tool to trace the image and prepare for cutting.
  4. Resize and position as required and send to your machine.
  5. Add to your project to make it beautiful!

For SVG files, which are most commonly used with the Brother Scan & Cut machine, please visit our ETSY store, CUTtoYOU.

I personally have a Silhouette CAMEO 3 Machine and will put together a step x step tutorial for that machine for you coming soon.