I’m up today sharing another layout with you, and this time I am tackling some back to school photos from last year, before we take another batch for this year!
I’m using the Backpack cut file that Gwen created late last year, and I’ve cut it kind of big, because its so cute and I wanted to make it a feature on the page! I thought this file was perfect for back to school photos because my girls always get a new backpack for the school year, which is always a big deal!
I sized up the file in the Silhouette software, duplicated it and then cut it out from 2 different patterned papers. I then deleted all the internal cut lines and cut the file again from black card stock. This gave me the ability to lay the outside of the file directly on to the card stock, and fill back in the elements I wanted to build my design.
I then cut up some old cardboard and adhered it to the back of the file to pop it up off the background, built my paper stack underneath this, and added my photo and embellishments around it. I really tried to keep everything very centred around the cut file, making a ‘visual triangle with my clusters to keep the focus very much on the cut file and photo.
The last little piece I added was the flair badge on the front of the backpack. I love how this added more dimension, and made the bag seem ‘real’.
I can’t wait to see you all create pages with this Cut File – its so easily personalised – I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make this look cute!
Thanks for stopping by again today! Big Loves, Tam xo
Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Guitar cut file and the amazing Legendary collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
This cut file is so perfect for my boys! Both of them play guitar and I have loads of guitar photos to scrap so I was excited to pull some out and scrap them.
For some added texture and interest, I hand stitched the “strings” on the guitar and backed it with some woodgrain paper for warmth and an orange strap to compliment the photo.
I stamped two borders using a stamp set across the top, one of which acts as the title of my page. I loved these ticket die cuts that came in the collection so I layered them up along with some stars for embellishment.
Some of the stars I popped up with foam adhesive for some extra dimension and then just a few phrase stickers to finish up this page.
If you have some guitarists in your life, this cut file is a must buy for sure. And while your there, be sure to check out all the amazing music files in the SHOP.
Here is my process video for this one for you to enjoy.
I’m back on the blog today with my first share for October. I have used the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Cut File from the recent September release.
I started by cutting this file from white card stock… I actually cut quite a few files from 1 sheet of 12×12 card… and I accidentally made a mistake and cut the top of the sun off… Oops!
I will often end up with files that aren’t perfect, but this doesn’t phase me too much as there are always ways to ‘make it work’ as Tim Gunn says! Some ways I do this is to incorporate them into my layers, cut them into smaller pieces which I then tuck into clusters, or I add them to mixed media background for added texture.
In this example, I was able to tuck the dodgy element underneath my photo stack, and voila, it’s perfect! I did decide however to paint it black with acrylic paint (before I stuck it down) as I wanted it to pop against my mixed media background. I’m so glad I took this extra step.
I love the way that the mixed media ‘fills’ the file and creates so much impact. And even though the files not backed or popped, it creates so much interest and drama just by its bold simplicity.
I also allowed the file to dictate where my embellishments went, tucking them around the title to create a nestled effect.
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout. I hope you’ve enjoyed!
Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as September rolls in. I have a layout to share today featuring the Rock Star cut file.
I started my layout by stenciling a star background to match my color scheme. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide inks to create a blended ink background.
I backed the cut file with lots of papers in shades of aqua, navy, blue, black and white. I used scraps but I also used a few patterned pocket page cards. Pocket Cards make a great alternative to patterned papers and this is a great tip for using up quite a few from your stash.
I chose this particular card to back this star to act as my title. I love how it brings the title right into the design of the page.
I kept the embellishments neutral in color and simple- just a few cameras, phrase stickers, and labels.
As a last finishing touch I added a sprinkling of sequins around the border of the page. I think this adds a fun sparkle.
Be sure to take a peek at my process video above and then be sure to head over to the shop HERE and grab a cut file..or two. You will not be disappointed!
I have used the new collection by Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park. As 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.
I 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.I added embellishments around the phrase of this cut file to draw your eye.
Some of the letters I added with foam tape and others I left flat, this certainly adds visual interest and keeps your layout from appearing ‘flat’.
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
Hello CTY friends, how gorgeous are this months new releases! I had a difficult time choosing which ones to use. I love the new Spring Floral Edge cut file and had to create wit this first up.
I have used the gorgeous Sweet Story collection by Crate Paper. I wanted this cut file to be the feature of my page especially as I have used a busy background paper. I attached off centre on my background page using white cardstock to cut the file.I then chose my colour combo, choosing a bright floral blue paper for the flowers an a pale pink for the leaves. To add texture to my layout I added machine stitching to the leaves. I added the flower petals with foam tape (except the flower centre) to add dimension and height. I also at this point added splatters of white paint across my page.I next attached my photo which I double matted so it did not get lost against my busy background. I further framed it with embellishments and my title ‘my lovely life’.
Now it was time to get out those pretty embellishments and make some clusters!
I avoided adding floral embellishments as with this cut file you wouldn’t want to over do it with florals. With some of my embellishments I added with foam tape to create more height on my layout.I love how this turned out, modern, whimsical and the spring floral edge cut file is certainly the star of this layout (and the photo of my gorgeous daughter of course!). Make sure you head over to the shop to see all the gorgeous new August releases. Thank you for stopping by today and stay safe and well.
Hi CTY friends Rachel here! Today I have a 8.5×11 inch layout featuring the gorgeous recent release So Berry Sweet cut file.
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!
Once 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I hope you’ve had so much fun joining in with our 2nd Birthday celebrations this month! There has some amazing inspiration going around, and heaps of beautiful entries coming in for our challenges! I’m up on the blog today sharing my layout inspired by the moodboard challenge.
I quickly discovered I didn’t have any hot pink patterned paper in my stash, and this was my main inspiration from the mood board. I decided I needed to make my own, so I pulled out all the pink mixed media elements that I had, and set about making a background. I have also added in lots of black marks, to tie back to the black in the inspiration images.
For some reason, my mixed media is photographing as very orange, but I promise it’s hot pink! To tie this in with the Circles Sliced Cut File, I cut the background I had created into circles, and cascaded these down the page, before laying my Cut File over them.
I like to think of different ways to use our Cut Files, and including them in backgrounds like this or included with mixed media elements in a grungy sort of way is a little different from the norm.
To finish off my page, I added in my title, some embellishments, and some word strips. I also added some black ink splatters and black doodling to further add to the grungy feel of my page.
Thanks for stopping by today, can’t wait to share with you again next month!!
Hello crafty friends today I have a layout sharing the super adorable Mrs Fox cut file! All the heart eyes for this cut file.
And here is my layout!
Of course she had to be the focus of my page so I cut her at 8.5×8.5 inches and adhered to my background page with foam tape so I could tuck elements under later. I decided to go with a little mixed media background instead of my go to white cardstock so the fox blended in naturally. I then paper pieced the fox by pulling out the sections as I wanted (using the release compound function Silhouette Cameo).
I then adhered my photo choosing not to mat it as I didn’t want my page to end up look too busy., but added some floral die cuts and a phrase sentiment.
I added my title by using a die cut and tucking some flowers under the foxes tail. I finished off adding some enamel dots and two puffy stickers. I love how she turned out and I think it goes with the photo of my tribe perfectly!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and head over to the CTY shop to see this and all the other new release cut files.
Hello CTY friends Rachel here and today I have a vintage themed layout to share. This photo is of my great, great grandmother who I was blessed to have in my life until I was 10 years old, I having such fond memories of her. I have used two cut files on this layout both new releases Adorable You and Love Heart Rows.
I have used the beautiful collection by Uniquely Creative Winter Rose. I added a row of machine stitching to each ‘wood panel’ of my background paper. I sized the Love Heart Rows cut file so it would sit in-between the printed floral blooms on the background paper. I set aside some of the ‘negative’ hearts so I could add some later. I next positioned my photo with foam tape which I used a die cut frame (I also added some machine stitching around it).
I then started to add embellishment clusters, where I could adding machine stitching in keeping with my vintage theme, taking some elements under my picture and some over.
I next add my title using the Adorable You title cut file. Once cut I used an embossing folder (dots) and ran it through my big shot, this adding texture and a pretty effect on the plain paper. I added the YOU with foam tape to create dimension, all these techniques attracting your eye.
I then added some of the negative hearts that I put aside from the Love Heart Rows cut file, some I added with foam tape to add height and others I used a dot of wet glue.
To finish of I added a light spray of gold and white paint, which again keeps the vintage theme going.
I love how this layout turned out, lots of varying dimension and textures. Don’t be afraid to use machine stitching, it doesn’t have to be super perfect or neat, although that will come with practice but the textured effect is so worth it. These two cut files are just beautiful and are a must to have in your cut file library.
Have a wonderful week and I hope you get a little creative time.