Love Your Llama Selfie|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today playing with one of this month’s new cut files, Love Your Selfie. This cut file is so fun, I especially love the cute Instax- like camera. I knew it would look fabulous backed with some fun patterns.

I paired the cut file with papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new line, Daydream. I just got this collection and Im already hooked…these colors are swoon-worthy. I havent gotten any new lines in a while so I dug right in and went to work..well, play (creating this layout was anything but work!)

I paired the cut file with flowers, lots of flowers. Fussy cut flowers from the collection paired with die cuts. I added this cute little corduroy heart to the camers lens. The heart and the floral element really added whimsy to the camera.

My photograph is a selfie…with a llama. I have a confession, I love llamas. I wanted to add one to my page, but in a subtle way. So I added a “hidden llama” to one of my floral clusters. He is sooo cute, right??

I added a llama to my title using some Thickers and I added some more hearts to the middle of the letter O’s to create a visual triangle around my page. And if you look closely…you’ll find a little “hidden cactus” too.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this layout. Using new products and brand new cut files was fun, and creative! Be sure to head over to the shop HERE and take a look at ALL the new cut files this month. You will not be disappointed!…promise!

Have A Lovely Day!

Hello Sunshine | Tamara Buckler

Hello again lovely Cut to You friends!!

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!

Big loves, Tam xo

#All The Heart Eyes | Belinda Jane

I’m delighted to be sharing my latest project for the Design Team with you today. I recently printed off a large stack of photos ready to create and this sweet photo of my husband and my son inspired me to get creative and make this gorgeous layout.

I’ve spent some time playing around with my foil quill lately and wanted to make use of it to showcase the beautiful Leaf Cluster Cut File on my page. I used the cut file with my Foil Quill to create a stunning custom foiled background.

Always a little nervous about how it will go when I try new things, I was so happy that it worked out so well and gave me a perfectly angelic looking background to work with for this layout. I just adore how the foil quill provides an embossed foil look. And of course I love being able to use the CUT to YOU cut files in as many different ways as possible.

I used the Hashtag Heart This Cut File to create my title. I cut the phrase “#All The Heart Eyes” from some thick white cardstock. I also used my Silhouette to cut the centre pieces from patterned paper.

I added some really soft and light mixed media in the space I was going to put my title to help it to stand out against. And I used what is currently a popular technique and adhered the outline directly to my page, then used foam strips to pop each of the centre pieces for the letters up from the page. I love the different and interesting effect that this gives.

I created a few layers behind my photo using coordinating patterned papers and added some texture to the edges using my distressing tool. Because I wanted the foil to be the standout feature of this layout, I kept the embellishments to a minimum. I created two simple layered clusters on either side of my page. I also added the date to a tab and adhered that to the side of my photo.

I added some really simple journalling centred beneath the photo. As always, I like to use my typewriter to type out my journalling, before cutting it into strips and ahdering it with wet adhesive.

I also added the date to a tab and adhered that to the side of my photo. And then finished off my layout by scattering some Nuvo drops in coordinating colours around the page.

If you’d like a more in depth look at how this layout came together, I’d love for you to go ahead and check out my process video on YouTube below.

Thank you so much!

Hello Sunshine |Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friemds! The new Hello Sunshine cut file was perfect for this sweet photo of two of our girls taken several years ago.

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I wanted this layout to be full of sunshine so I focused primarily on the color yellow.

I used a sheet of sunburst patterned paper as the main design element for the cut file and then used some foam to pop the negative space for dimension.

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Adding some falir, ephemera and stickers created some movement and nice little finishing touches and completes this bright and happy page.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fun new September designs in the CTY  store! This release is so fun!

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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

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

Good Food, Good Wine, Good Friends, Good Times | Belinda Jane

Hello beautiful friends! I’m excited to share my second project for August with you today. As soon as I saw the “Good Food and Wine” cut file I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it, and that it would make the perfect page to end my wedding scrapbook album with.

The moment I saw all those repeated, open O’s I just knew that I wanted to fill them with a selection of photos from the photobooth at our wedding reception. I did make a few alterations to the cut file in my Silhouette studio software to add inside pieces to each of the D’s and the R. I cut this file on a LARGE scale as I knew I wanted it to take up the majority of my page.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the fill pieces for the words ‘FOOD’, ‘WINE’ and ‘FRIENDS’ in complementary patterned papers. I also created and offset of the word ‘times’ and cut that from another completmentary patterned paper to act as a shadow for that part of the cut file. I also used my Cameo to cut an additional letter ‘O’ to use as a template for trimming my photos down.

With all of my photos and patterned papers cut, backing this cut file was an absolute breeze. It’s definitely one of my speedier creations! I used some foam strips between the cut file and the shadow on the word ‘times’. And I used foam tape behind the rest of the backed cut file before adhering it to my background paper.

My journalling was kept short and sweet, typed on my typewriter and adhered to the page in strips. And of course, I matted my entire background paper (this time onto some white cardstock) and added a line of machine stitching around the border.

To finish off the layout I tucked and layered a whole lot of small stickers and ephemera pieces all throughout the gaps in and around the cut file. I just love how these small pieces peek out from the cut file to keep your eye moving all around the page making clever little discoveries as you go. I also created two small clusters in the top left and bottom right of the page, just to add a little more interest to the borders of the page.

If you want to see a more in depth process of how I created this layout, I’d love for you to check out my process video below and let me know what you think!

Oh So Happy|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today to share a new layout featuring the new August releases from the Cut To You Shop!

I started my layout by creating an easy watercolor background to give it the look of a blue sky.

I started my layout by backing my cut files. I chose to work with two of the new releases- Oh So Happy and Orchid Bloom .

I embellished my layout with just few little touches. You don’t need a lot of embellishment when you are using multiple cut files- just a couple of small touches. I chose small die cuts, wood veneer, and some little clear bubbles to enhance my photo.

I added some inking to the bottom of the Orchid Blooms cut file. It gives the cut file a bit of extra dimension and POP! I just love how this whole layout came out. Fun, bright, and sweet! Perfection! You can check out all the fun details in my process video below and dont forget to swing by the shop HERE to get some new cut files for your August crafting adventures!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

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

Happy Birthday | Kirei Baldwin

Hi everyone! Kirei back with my second layout for the month and I am using another one of this month’s new cut files and it’s the perfect one to go along with CUT to YOU‘s 2nd birthday celebrations this month! The cut file is the ‘Happy Birthday’ title cut file and was just right to use with these photo’s of my husband’s godson’s 11th birthday that was also this month! CutToYou_KireiBaldwin_HappyBirthday_layoutB_July2020_withfooterXHappyBirthdayTitle

I cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ title in white cardstock but also used the offset feature in Silhouette to create a solid mat for the title that I then cut out of one of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Legendary’ patterned papers.

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I wanted to add shaker pockets to some of the letters so to do this I added some clear plastic packaging to the back of the ‘B’, ‘R’ and ‘D’ before using thin strips of sticky backed foam to create a wall round each letter. I then filled each one with some sequins before adding the backing. Now I did actually back each one individually as that was easier than trying to attach the entire title mat on with the loose sequins!

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For my background I distressed an 11″ x 11″ piece of the ‘Legendary’ woodgrain paper and stuck that onto a frame of the ‘Legendary’ star paper. I then added the entire title to the layout using foam pads as I really wanted it to pop from the page.

I layered my photos onto some of the coordinating patterned papers from the collection and stuck them down using foam pads on the the top edge creating a cascading effect above the title.

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To finish off I added some of the matching ephemera, clear stickers, stickers and enamel dots to embellish the layout… and that was me done!

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I was also joining in with one of the two fun challenges to celebrate CUT to YOU’s 2nd birthday this month called ‘Two-Riffic’….

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Anyone can join in, you just need to use a CUT to YOU cut file on your layout and add a pic of your layout to the relevant album on the CUT to YOU HQ Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Happy Scrapping!

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