Happy Together | Our Story Cut File | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Our Story cut file.

I love this cut file with the gorgeous book and title. I have used Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection. I chose a background paper and splattered some gold lightly over it. I then cut my title in a blue and the book in a cream. I decided to use two patterned papers for the pages.

So my pages appear to be slightly ‘up’ I did not adhere the top of the pages (cream cardstock) this way they have a natural curve up. I added a sentiment sticker with foam tape to add height on the left side of the pages. Next I added my photo.

I added my photo (of me with my tribe) with foam tape and tucked a flower under the frame. Then it was about adding those smaller details that pull a layout together. I added two flower die cuts to the top of my page, layered and the top one with foam tape. I added tiny flowers over my title, a phrase sentiment over the heart and an adorable bunny!

Here are some more photos of the book part of the cut file:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way! Head over to the Cut to You shop!

Happiness | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends!!

Can you believe it’s September already!! Crazy! There are some fabulous new releases available this month, but today I’m here to share with you a fresh take on an older file.

I have used the My Happiness Cut File for the title of my layout. In the Silhouette Studio software, I have erased the word ‘my’ and then rejoined the lines in ‘happiness’ to create a single word title. I also resized the file so that the word ‘happiness’ covers nearly the full 12in of my page.

I backed the Cut File with a single piece of patterned paper, first tracing around the file and then cutting out with scissors. I then adhered the file and tidied it up and got into the nooks and crannies using my craft knife. It’s much easier to use your silhouette software here as well, but I batch cut my files, so I often don’t know what I’m going to do with them later.

I added craft foam behind my Cut File, and then adhered it to a darker strip of patterned paper to really make it pop. I added a strip of scalloped paper to soften the transition to the main background. I then tucked a word sticker to the top left, between the title and main background, for balance.

I added my photo to the right of my page to again create balance against my large title. I have created lots of layers and tucked my embellishments in tightly for the same reason. To finish off the page I added some black doodling.

Thanks for stopping by today

Big loves,

Tam xo

Sunshine, Rainbows and Happy Days | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends! For those who know me know I LOVE rainbows and just had to use this new release one Sunshine Rainbows cut file

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I have used the new collection by Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park. fullsizeoutput_56c1As I knew I would be using bright and bold colours/patterns I cut in white cardstock. I used white glitter on the words that would remain white, it shows beautifully in real life (not so good in my photos), also adding some dimension and texture. Next I chose my four rainbow pieces keeping it fun and vibrant. Once I adhered these to my white cardstock I added machine stitching using a turquoise coloured thread.Untitled-4

Untitled-5I added a foam sticker rainbow from the collection to finish off my rainbow. I next added my photo (that sweet treat is worthy of being scrapped!!!) using a bright coloured mat which I used foam tape to adhere so I could tuck elements under and over my rainbow and photos.Untitled-6I added embellishments around the phrase of this cut file to draw your eye.Untitled-7

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This cut file is the complete package, a beautiful rainbow and layout title all in one!  To see all the other August new release head to the Cut to You shop

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Rachel X

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You are Awesome | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY peeps!!

Tamara here today to share my latest layout featuring the fabulous ‘You are Awesome’ Cut File from the CTY shop.

I am loving creating in a 9×12 format at the moment, and as such I have cut the file 10in wide. The height of the Cut File then really dictated the structure of the layout, and where the patterned paper I have added to my background fit.

I started by backing the Cut File with patterned paper, using one solid piece for the wording, and then another paper to back the stars. I chose to leave the ‘o’s open, and love how this makes the stars pop. I then used foam behind the whole Cut File to lift it off the page.

By using two 3×4 photos, I was able to tuck them in around the Cut File. I love how this let the stars at the top of the file overlap my photo.

To finish off my page, I have tucked in some more layers and embellishments around my photos, as well as at the top and bottom of my page for added balance.

I love the way this page has come together. Super cute and bright, with the Cut File and photos as the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Big Loves, Tam xo

Create | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

It feels like forever since I have shared a page with you! Today I’m back to share a fun layout using the Create Title Cut File.

I have gone for high impact and lots of contrast with this page. I started by cutting the Cut File from black cardstock, and then backing it with a rainbow of patterned papers. Backing the file took quite a bit of time – so I suggest if you can use your cutting machine to cut the inside pieces out – I would!

I popped the Cut File up on some fun foam, and adhered it to the middle of my white card stock. I then layered some patterned paper behind my photo and mounted it to the right hand side of the cut file.

I was mindful not to over embellish the page, as I didn’t want to take away the impact of the Cut File. So I tucked a fussy cut floral piece around my photo, added a Charms Creations heart and popped a little flair badge on top (excuse the little rude word 🙊).

I added a bit of subtitle to my page, making the whole title say ‘create a life you love’. I thought this was particularly apt considering this photo was taken on my first day of working from home during COVID lockdown.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are all doing well. Make sure you pop by the CUT to YOU shop and check out the latest release files, I can’t want to share these with you in the coming weeks!

Big Loves, Tam x

And So The Adventure Begins | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone,

It’s Tarrah back with you on the CUT to YOU blog! Today I have a new layout to share inspired by the CSI Challenges case file no. #327. If you know me, you will know that I absolutely LOVE to travel. I have been very fortunate to have traveled a fair bit already so I have lots of memories to document.

Each month CUT to YOU sponsors the challenges over at CSI, there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so make sure you check all the case files out, I am sure you will find something to inspire you and get creating!

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I was inspired by the travel theme and the colours of this case file. I chose to cut out the awesome ‘ADVENTURE BEGINS’ cut file from white cardstock first. I then backed the openings of the block letters in red cardstock. I then added craft foam underneath the entire cut file and adhered it down to the plain white cardstock background. As I was constructing my layout, you can see in my close up photo below that I decided to make the word ‘Begin’ stand out more so I inked the word in black ink. As this word has the washi tape underneath it, I am glad I chose to ink the word.

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Title cut files like this one are great as they pretty much decide the design of your page for. As there was the space on the right of the title, this was the perfect place to add my photo and the layers under my photo. I used some red and black striped pockets for my layers and also a small Kraft envelope.

I added some travel wood veneer pieces including the globe one over the top of the ‘O’ in ‘So’. I also added a super cute red peg, a black arrow paper clip, a red resin star and a black and white fabric bow. On the right of my photo, I added a Charm’s handmade fabric star and layered a travel flair over the top of the star.

Lastly I added a few travel phrase stickers and a date tab at the top of the red and white stripe pocket at the top. I also trimmed down the white cardstock and framed the entire layout with a Kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. Make sure you check out all the AMAZING cut files in the CUT to YOU store!

Happy creating!

Grow Old With Me | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. I hope you all are doing well, and do have time for creating pretty stuff. For me it’s summertime and holiday, and have just celebrated our 9th anniversary. We took a little trip just the two of us and spent 2 days in Tokaj, a wine region in Hungary – we had much fun, eating and drinking, walking a lot. This photo was also taken here, it’s a little blurry as it was taken on a tour bus, but I love it so much.

This time I challenged myself by using a big and bold title on my layout. I chose the Grow Old With Me cut file from the February Release and cut it from smooth white cardstock so that it almost covers a 12″ cardstock. I was curious how I can decorate a page like this so that I also leave some white space.

I decided to use the My Favorite Story collection by Pinkfresh Studio. Rainbows are really popular right now, and I also love it, so I backed the words with the beautiful colours of the Looking for Sunshine paper. I also added some other patterned papers from the same collection.

I wanted to highlight the Grow Old words so instead of backing them I cut the letters and glued them down with foam adhesive. I like the effect it just gives to the page.

I matted my photo and added it to the upper right corner. And now I started to decorate the layout. I already had some fussy cut flowers from the Bloom and Grow paper – I cut them once when I didn’t have inspiration. Now it was good to just get them out and add them to the page.

I also decorated the letters O and D with some fussy cut flowers and chipboard flairs.

Finally I used the tiny flowers instead of enamel dots – I just love how they decorate the layout!

I hope I could inspire you to use long and bold titles on your layouts! It’s so fun and the result is great. Go and get some title cut files from the CUT to YOU shop and don’t forget to show us what you’ve created in the CUT to YOU Facebook group!

So Berry Sweet | Rachel Lowe

Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I have a 8.5×11 inch layout featuring the gorgeous recent release  So Berry Sweet cut file.

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I wanted to scrap a photo of one of my 3D paper crafts, a picnic basket and strawberries and as well as this perfect cut file I used Crate Paper Sweet Story collection a perfect pair!

248DB86E-3B28-4F79-BF68-208AC23DCBEBOnce I had sized the cut file as I wanted it I cut it in white. I chose the beautiful strawberry paper to back my letters. You will note in the close up photo, some of them have been added with foam tape to create dimension.

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I next set about paper piecing the strawberry which I kept true to life and then added to my page with foam tape. As I always do I used the ‘release compound function (Silhouette Cameo) to pull elements out of the cut file and cut individually.

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I next added my photo (2.5×2.5 inches) which I matted against a yellow paper to keep the balance between red and yellow. I added a large die cut to draw your eye to the photo and then added some phrase sentiments to tie in with my theme.

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I then added smaller embellishments to finish off my layout, some with foam tape for dimension. I used a gorgeous floral paper for my border which contrast wonderfully against the white cardstock. It’s fun to scrap memories that don’t involve people, but other things that are a part of you and your life.

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Well thats it from me today. Be sure to head over to the Cut to You shop to see this and all the other gorgeous cut files. See you again soon and happy creating!

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Let’s Party | Rachel Lowe

Firstly I am so proud to be a part of Cut to You and happy 2nd birthday to you! In celebration there is lots going on, I love a mood board challenge and this PINK one is just gorgeous. Make sure you join us!IMG_7606

IMG_7607And here is my take on the Mood Board challenge, of course I had to do a birthday themed layout. I have used Pink Paislee And Many More collection.UntitledI have used the gorgeous Let’s Party title cut file which is perfect for a birthday themed layout.IMG_7609Paper tearing was one of the first techniques I remember learning when I started scrapbooking many years ago, I have noticed of late it seems to be trending again and so I went back to a fav. I tore the top and bottom corners of my pink paper and backed it with a 12×12 banner paper, leaving the tears unglued so I could tuck elements under.Untitled

Untitled-3I cut my title Let’s Party measuring the space where I wanted it to go using white cardstock. Then choosing a bright coloured paper I cut each individual letter and heart segments (I always use the release compound function on my Silhouette Cameo to do this). Some letters and heart parts I used foam tape to adhere to create a 3D effect.Untitled-4Lastly I added my photo creating a polaroid photo mat and then embellishing with party themed elements. Lastly I added paint splatter of gold and white to add to the party effect.Untitled-2And there you have it one PINK PARTY themed layout. Head over to the shop for all your party and birthday themed cut files. Thank your stopping by and see you again soon!

Rachel X

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This Calls for a Happy Dance | Piroska Czako-Radvanyi

Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. July is a special month , because it is a birthday month! We are celebrating the second birthday of CUT to YOU, yay! Happy Birthday CTY! 🙂 We want YOU to have some fun too, so among many exciting shares we also have two awesome challenges for you! One of them is a moodboard, and I have used the Happy Dance Title Cut File from the July Release to work with this challenge.

Here is the moodboard – look at those beautiful shades of pink! And the small touch of black&white, it is so inspiring.

We live far away from my parents, but we used to meet each month. Because of the lockdown I haven’t been able to see them for more than 4 months! It was horrible, but thanks to the internet, social media and video conferences we could keep in touch. But as you all know, that’s not the same… So I was amazingly happy when we could finally meet and hug each other! It really called for a happy dance 😉

First I cut the cut file from smooth white cardstock. I collected the pink shades of patterned papers from the And Many More collection from Pink Paislee, and backed the cut file with them.

Inspired by Gwen’s blog post 30 ways to Use Cut Files on Your Scrapbook Layouts, I traced the word happy and cut it from black cardstock (I only have the Basic Edition on my Silhouette so I cut the excessive parts by scissors). The doubled up word looks so great, I just love it!

I fussy cut some flowers and added them to some of the letters and around my photo. Finally I added some phrase stickers and confetti dots as a final touch to the layout.

I hope you play along with us! Check out the cut files in the shop and start cutting today! 😉