Back To School/Sara Scraps

Helllo Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a school layout! I just love the Back To School cut file. I’ve had it cut and waiting for me to use in my stash and I decided today is the day!

I backed the cut file with patterned paper and paired it with a fun mixed media background to give oodles of texture and some pops of color!

I think this was the perfect cut file for a fun boy page! Be sure to head over to the shop and check out all the cut files in the Boy Zone section for lots of inspiration for your next project.

You can also check out all of the details on how to create this layout in the process video-

Have A Lovely Day!

Grade 4 | Tamara Buckler

Hello again scrappy friends,

My turn on the blog today to share with you another fun layout. For this one I have used the Grade School Cut File that was released in January.

I cut the file using yellow card stock, keeping the inside piece from the number 4, which I traced and cut out from a piece of patterned paper.

I added some gesso and mixed media behind the Cut File, focusing on the area my photos would be situated. I adhered the Cut File directly to the background, and mounted the number 4 onto some foam tape before adhering it on top of the 4 in the Cut File.

It’s a little difficult to see, but I’ve gone around the Cut File with white gel pen and then smudged some white gesso over the file to soften it a bit more.

To complete my page, I created lots of layers and tucked lots of embellishments around my photos. I tried to keep this pretty tight so that I didn’t cover too much of the Cut File.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today. If you have back to school photos you need to scrap, there are some great ones in the shop!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

All the Goodness |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Today I’m sharing the ‘All the Goodness of Today’ which is one of the new delightful March release cut files.

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 As soon as I laid my eyes upon this cut file, I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use. In addition to that, I wanted to match the colors to the photo and the end result is pretty yet fun.

I used just a couple of repeat patterns under the letters as well as tucking in and adding a few die cuts for interest.

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Incorporating the cut file on top of the photo helped to ground everything and add to the playfulness of the photo.

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You can find this and so many more amazing Cut to You cut files by visiting the CTY store.

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Life is short eat the cake| Tamara Buckler

Hello beautiful people!

So happy to be back with you to share my first page for 2020! Today I am playing along with our good friends over at CSI Scrapbook challenges, using Case File No. 306.

I have used the fabulous ‘Life is short, eat the cake’ Cut File, which you can find in the store in the Celebrations and Fun category.

The inspiration from CSI was all about birthdays and birthday cake and this Cut File worked perfectly!

I treated the Cut File fairly simply, just backing the block words with some red patterned paper and then mounting on foam tape, but I think that this has given the File so much impact on a very busy page.

The white cardstock against the red paper just pops!!

I was then able to tuck my photos and embellishments around the Cut File without having to cover any of the File! Love how this worked out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year season! Make sure you pop over to our shop to grab some of our new January goodies! I can’t wait to be share more with you in this new year!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

It’s a Christmas Wish |Tamara Buckler

Hello scrappy friends!!

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas!? I’m up on the blog today sharing my last layout for 2019 and of course it’s another Christmas layout!

I have used the Make a Wish Cut File from our Christmas Collection, which I edited a little in the Silhouette software to remove the star as I new I wanted to nestle it into my title.

I have cut the File from patterned paper today, and I have stuck some pieces of cardboard box which I have cut very thinly, behind the Cut File to pop it up off the page.

I love how raising the Cut File off the page helps to nestle it above the photos, and also allows the rest of the title to be nestled into it.

It’s a little unusual for me to have the title at the top of my page, but as the white space on my photos was towards the top, this worked best. I then kept most of elements central to the page so as to draw the eye down.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. Make sure you pop over to the shop to grab some of our Christmas Cut Files, because if you’re anything like me, there will be lots of photos to scrapbook in the New Year!

I hope you and yours have a fantastic and safe Christmas and New Year. I for one am looking forward to the break, relaxing, have a few wines and soaking up the sun (lookout for lots of summer layouts in the new year 😂).

Big Loves,

Tam xo

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Happy Christmas Day 8

Hi!

Welcome to DAY 8 of our 12 days of Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Tam here today and I’m here to share with you a page I’ve created using the Happy Christmas Cut File, which is available for free download today (08/12/19) and then for purchase from our Christmas collection after that.

I decided to use the PhotoPlay collection called ‘Kringle & Co’ to back the file, pulling out a piece of red patterned paper. Using one sheet of paper, I glued the Cut File down and then trimmed around each of the letters using my scissors and craft knife. I then mounted the whole file on foam tape and then secured it to my page.

I tucked my photos behind and in front of ‘Happy’, careful not to cover too much of my photo or the file. I then added in a few embellishments, including one of my fav B&W Crate Paper bows.

Once I had finished embellishing the page, I realised I needed to include some of the Buffalo Plaid paper into my title, so traced the inside pieces of some of the letters and then popped these inside the Cut File. Love the pop this gives!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page, to get yours from the store check out the following details:

Simply enter the code: HAPPYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary. This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 8th, 2019.

**No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.

Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out. Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Big Loves, Tam xo

Celebrate Happy Times | Meggy Blethen

Hello CUT to YOU fans! I am back today with a very special layout. I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVED all of the new release floral cut files this month so I knew I had to make a layout using them.

That is exactly what I did with this layout of my scrappy bestie and I, having a fun night out celebrating her birthday. At first I thought I’d only use one of the florals from the release but I had them all sitting out on my desk when I started making my layout and they all looked so pretty. I decided the layout needed all of them

I wasn’t sure if I’d like using 3 different flowers on a layout, but in the end I think it looks amazing. I really love how the clusters frame the photo!

I also added some fussy cut florals from an Auburn Lane patterned paper.

I wanted the cut files to stand out against the background so I used a green patterned paper to back the leaves on each flower and then a pretty pink with gold pattern paper for the flower itself.

I had also cut out the ‘Happy Times’ cut file to use as a title and I absolutely love how that looks with the gold alpha as part of it.

I used one of the flowers from the Daisy Trio cut file to add a little pop behind the word ‘Celebrate’ in the title.

For this cluster under the title I cut off some of the leaves from the Rosey Posey cut file and added them as another embellishment. I love how it looks!

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a process video for you to watch on my youtube channel below:

Life of a Crafter | Meggy Blethen

Hello Scrapbookers!! I am back today with a cut file released back in July. I don’t know about you buy I love being a crafter and scrapping about it. Back in 2017 I rearranged my craft room and took photos of the process. I loved the cute Craft a Happy Life cut file and it worked perfect with this photo of my craft room in disarray.

As you will see though, I did alter the title part of the cut file to fit my subject. I have more photos that I want to add in a pocket page after this layout that will show the organizing and cleaning process even more than this one does. As someone who is in my craft room a lot, I am always organizing and rearranging things to work better for myself. I decided to cut out a different title but use the alpha from the cut file.

Make sure to grab a copy of this cut file in the shop.

I love how the pink glitter paper pops off of the light colored background. For the smaller alpha I used American Crafts ‘Happy Life’ Thickers. The most important words of the title I wanted to stand out the most.

I adore the cute little paint brushes and cup holding them. I backed them with a pretty purple paper and added a couple of stickers around the cut file.

I really love how this layout turned out! I actually had started out on a different path at the beginning, which you can see in the process video below, or on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Meggy

OH SO LOVELY | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you up on the CUT to YOU blog today with a new share playing with some newly purchased scrappy goodies!  There is nothing quite like new supplies and fresh-cut cut files to get you inspired right!  Here is what I’ve created.

The idea for this page actually came from my photo and the sentiment from Pink Fresh Studio which says “You are my favourite notification”…. Miss 12 is ALL ABOUT her photo at the moment so it was very cute to document her on her phone instead of chatting to me on a recent ‘coffee date’ and that sentiment said it all 🙂  I’ve teamed it with two cut files, the first was the ‘Open Leaf‘ which I really just wanted to use a background layer and interest for my page and the ‘Oh So Lovely‘ sentiment title which yes, I’ve used as a title.

I’ve simply backed each of these in the pattern papers, I’ve chosen quite plain designs as I really wanted this page to have a clean and simple look about it.  I knew I had the four photo collage as my photo to work with and didn’t want those four images cluttered by bold pattern papers.  Oh, I did add some stitching, along the centre of the ‘Open Leaf’ design.

I’ve created the page as I normally would, first starting with the cut files, backing them and then nutting out the layout design.  Normally that means positioning my photo first, but in this case, as I knew for sure I wanted to use that sentiment, it was a matter of positioning the sentiment, my photo and the cute Open Leaf cut file.  Next, I positioned my title.

I like to lock in the position of larger elements first when designing the layout for page as I find if I leave these bigger pieces until later on, they rarely fit.  Using them first up really guides me in the design.  With all that locked in and looking good, it was now just a matter of adding in the smaller elements to finish off the page.

Here is a close up of the title… I have backed it here on foam tape for added dimension and love the shadow it creates when I do this.The extra embellishments rounded out my page nicely and I’ve called it done.  I love the softness and clean lines of this one.

Thanks for popping by today,

Until next time,