Shine|Sara Scraps

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!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

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

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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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My Lovely Life |Spring Floral Edge | Rachel Lowe

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.IMG_8541

fullsizeoutput_56d9I 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.fullsizeoutput_56cbI 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.fullsizeoutput_56c6I 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’.fullsizeoutput_56c9

Now it was time to get out those pretty embellishments and make some clusters!

fullsizeoutput_56c8fullsizeoutput_56cafullsizeoutput_56c7I 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.fullsizeoutput_56cdI 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.

Rachel X

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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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Together | Tamara Buckler

Hello lovely CTY friends,

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.

I then used the new TN Circles Sliced Cut File, cutting it in black cardstock and mounting on foam tape.

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!!

Big Loves, Tam xx

Precious Moments | Mrs Fox Cut File | Rachel Lowe

Hello crafty friends today I have a layout sharing the super adorable Mrs Fox cut file! All the heart eyes for this cut file.

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And here is my layout!

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Adorable You | Rachel Lowe

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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To finish of I added a light spray of gold and white paint, which again keeps the vintage theme going.

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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.

Rachel X

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Love This Moment | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello CTY friends! It’s Michelle S back here today with a new layout share featuring one of our sweet NEW cutfiles from the June 2020 release. After scrolling through photos recently I knew exactly which photo I needed to document using this beautiful title ‘Love this Moment’

Such a sweet moment quietly shared between my daughter Leila and Grandmother from Christmas a few years back. The two of them happily making ’afternoon tea’ while the rest of the family were all together outside, oblivious to the joy being created in this room.

To create the layout I started by enlarging the design in silhouette studio and cutting it out on white card stock. I wanted the layout to have a soft feminine feel so I’ve used a limited edition collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio that is full of florals and sweet water colour designs. I backed the hearts of the title using a pink polka dot pattern and the word ‘this’ using the same floral paper I used to back the entire layout with.

I added a strip of black spot paper under the words ‘enjoy the little things’ to finish off the title piece of the layout and then layered a piece of a blue pattern paper behind the photo to give it a little pop of colour.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum by fussy cutting floral bunches and layering them under the photo with the addition of some hearts and enamel glitter dots for a pop of sparkle.

Lastly I added some machine stitching randomly around the edge of the layout and a splattering of gold colour shine to finish it all off.

Well that’s all from me today, I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today using the new ‘Love this Moment’ cutfile. Be sure to check the website for more NEW designs released recently.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

The Best Days | Tamara Buckler

Hey Guys,

I’m here today to share with you a layout featuring one of the awesome Cut Files from our Home Bodies collection.

I am really super proud of how positive we have kept the vibe over at Cut to You HQ, and I love that our Home Bodies range has really focussed on the good things that have come out of the difficult time that has been Covid 19.

I chose to scrap a photo of my daughters having a picnic in the park at the end of our street. We are very lucky to live in a small village, so my kids have been able to get around outside without too much worry. I have loved how this time together has shifted and changed their relationship, particularly as my youngest takes her first steps into tween-hood.

I have cut the Best Days Cut File from white card stock and backed it with a gorgeous coloured paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. I then popped it up on foam, and adhered it to my patterned paper layer, overlapping the bottom of my photo slightly.

I really love how bright and fun this layout turned out, and I really hope that down the track it reminds my girls that they did have some fun during the Covid lock down!

Hope you are all safe and well!

Big loves, Tam xo

HomeBodies Unite/Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today! I’m featuring one of the Home Bodies Collection cut files.

My layout was inspired by CSI Challenge Case File #318. Cut to You is one of the challenge blog’s sponsors and we have been having fun playing along with their inspiration pieces over the last few months.

Here is the case file that inspired my layout today-

With all those orange tones, I knew I wanted to use a nice, muted color palette but I also wanted to make my cut file POP! To accomplish that I added some mixed media behind the cut file. The mixed media allows the backed cut file to really be visible and set it off.

I paired my cut file with a photo of my youngest son cuddling his dog on the couch..perfect homebodies uniting for sure!

I love the fun clusters of embellishments I used to define the line between the mixed media and the photo. It gives the whole layout balence and allows the photo to stand against the orange mixed media. Overall, I think that this layout came together so well and I love the cozy feel I was able to create!

If you haven’t seen these fun cut files yet, be sure to take a peek at them in the Cut To You shop HERE!

I also have a process video to share – in case you want to add a bit of mixed media to the background of your next cut file!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara