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.
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!
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!
I wanted to add some depth to the flowers, so I cut this area twice. I added the patterned paper underneath the first layer, and then added the extra floral section with a tiny bit of glue to a few areas to hold it in place.
To frame the page, I just added some floss. A couple of stitched areas, die cuts along with some quick doodling adds whimsy to the layout.
Word stickers along the top of the heart also keep this layout light and fun.
I just adore this darling girl and this cut file is such a delightful way to document her.
There are so many beautiful and fun new cut files in the CTY store, so check them out if you haven’t already!
How absolutely gorgeous is the floral title/page builder This Story cut file which is a new release.
I have used an older collection by Dear Lizzy New Day collection.
I went back to my white card stock and also cut Love This Story in white as I wanted use a dark contrast paper to back the cut file. I used the Release compound function (Silhouette Cameo) so I could cut the letters separately and add with foam tape. You will note some I added without foam tape, in doing this you add visual interest and height.
I chose two different colours/patterns for the roses and added a gem stone to the centres.
I added my embellishments with foam tape also to create a 3D effect.
I added a phrase sentiment which went perfect…….Love This Story…….Love This Moment!
I added my photo (which is courtesy of IG, but I promise I have been to Paris and the colours were perfect for my layout!) and added embellishments around it which assisted to ‘frame’ it and draw your eye to it a I chose not to mat it).
I finished of by adding some light splatters of black paint. And there you have it one pretty layout of me remembering my days in Paris.
I started by cutting the file extra big out of smooth white cardstock. I wanted to use the cut file as the main embellishment on my layout. By sizing it large, and tucking my photo into the leaves,I accomplished my design goal. I decided to pair the cut file and picture with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Midnight collection, and then I went to work making the cut file my own- my favorite part of the process!
I used Distress Oxide ink and Distress Glaze to give my cut file a smooth, ombre look and then backed each leaf with a different patterned paper. I adhered the leaves straight to the page and then used dimensional foam behind the leaves to pop them up.
I wanted to add some embellishments to my cut file to give it some sparkler/shine, and tiny details. I decided on some clusters of sequins, and then I added die cuts, phrase stickers, and some butterflies to round out my clusters and make the page pop! I love how these details make the cut file a statement piece on the layout while not taking over or overwhelming my photo! I loved using the die cut words in the collection to mix and match until I had the perfect title.
You can also head over to my You Tube channel for a step by step video showing all the details of how I created my layout!
Hi Everyone! I’m loving the new ‘Home Bodies’ collection of cut files in the CUT to YOU shop, they are just perfect for documenting about the time we are spending at home right now…. I loved the ‘Our House’ cut file and used it along with a photo of my husband and I getting together for a virtual quiz night with friends over the Easter weekend, thank goodness for the video chat apps available!
I used a patterned paper from Paige Evans ‘Bloom St’ collection to cut the ‘Our House’ cut file from and then backed it with the coordinating acetate.
I backed the windows with one of the plainer patterned papers popped up with foam pads as I wanted there to be some dimension on the house.
I added some floral embellishment clusters around my photo and at the top left of the house.
And then finished off with a title, the word ‘FUN’ layered onto patterned paper to make it stand out.
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to have a look at all the other fab new cut files over in the CUT to YOU shop and pop on over to the CUT to YOU Facebook group to share your CTY cut file layouts!
Hello cut file crafty friends, today is all about florals and leaves in bloom! I have used the gorgeous new cut file Lots of Leaves Frames.
And here is what I created.
I have used the new collection Bloom street by Paige Evans and hand made flowers (yes get your hand punches out and layer away!).Instead of my go to white base paper I have used this gorgeous multi coloured striped paper as I joined in the great challenge over at CSI Challenge Blog.
I cut the file at approximately 10×10 inches and then backed the lower frame and leaves in the same paper. I then added my photo to the top frame.
This type of cut file makes it so easy to embellish in such an eye catching way. I set about embellishing the bottom frame by adding my title, a die cut phrase, adding a layered flower and die cut butterfly. I went off centre for visual interest.I added my layered flowers in amongst the leaves coming off the frames, this way they look like they are a part of the frame.To finish off I added some phrase sentiments and more flying beauties such as this lovely bird as well as the butterflies.This is a very ‘busy’ layout for me but I like it for a change of pace so to speak (back to white card stock tomorrow lol!).
Thank you as always for stopping by and more than ever in these challenging times how lucky are we to have such a hobby to fill our time at home.
Hey Cut to You friends today I have a super girly layout to share with you! I have used the gorgeous Sew Loved cut file.
I have used Simple Stories Dream Big collection. And here is my layout.
I cut the Sew Loved heart at 9 inches. I used an ombre pink thread to create visual interest.
Once I had layered my pattern papers (pink patterned paper adhered with foam tape to create a 3D effect) on the white cardstock base, I used wet glue to adhere the Sew Loved cut file. I used a scallop punch on the patterned papers. I curved my title to follow the curve of the heart.
Once I had stitched the heart (using a simple cross stitch) I added my photo (with foam tape) which I matted and added embellishments under the foam taped photo, this draws your eye to the photo.
I created an embellishment cluster under my photo, adding a word embellishment and using foam tape to again create a 3D effect.
I added another embellishment cluster on the opposite side, as my title is so big, it creates your visual triangle.
And there you have it one very simple layout but with lots of layers, added height to elements and sewing, it certainly is enough!
Thanks for stopping by today, take care, stay well and craft often.