Hi everyone! It’s Kirei back with my second layout for the month featuring another of the fab March cut file releases called ‘So Berry Sweet’ which is available here in the CUT to YOU shop now!
I decided I wanted more than just the one strawberry for my page so once I opened the design on my Silhouette I used the ungroup function to separate the strawberry from the title. Then I highlighted the strawberry and clicked regroup, before copying it so I had three of them which I then resized.
I cut the three strawberries and the title out of white cardstock, but also cut the title out of the same patterned paper that I was using as a frame for my layout.
Before removing the strawberries from the silhouette mat I painted them with some watercolour paints. Once they were dry I stuck the outer part of the design onto vellum and then added back all the small pips one by one! I made it easier by putting the inner part of the cut file back which helped me stick them in the right place…
I stitched some white cardstock onto my patterned paper frame and then layered up my photos onto some coordinating patterned papers. I then stuck down the strawberries around my two photos, and added some cute matching embellishments.
I finished off by layering the two titles together but slightly off centre so that the patterned paper title was just showing out from the edge.
Thanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out all the fab designs over in the CUT to YOU shop! See you next month…
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!
I started with a sheet of the new mixed media background paper from Vicki Boutin and then cut all three cutfiles from white cardstock. I then used a brush and some distress oxide inks to colour the cutfile before I removed it from the mat.
I then backed each part of the cutfiles using vellum to give a really soft appearance.
I used white tissue paper to mat the photo (I used four layers in total and ruffled up the edges).
I added some tangled white cotton, some sparkly sequins and some typed word stickers at various points across the layout.
I then added white splatters to break up some of the blue before matting the whole layout on a light purple shade of cardstock to give some definition to the edge.
You’ll find a process video here:
Thanks for stopping by today and remember to check out all of the new designs in the shop. You’ll find them here.
I wanted to sneak in one more Christmas share before Christmas becomes a distant memory … and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me because it’s a good one!! It’s my first December Daily (ish)!!
Now, I’m not a big Christmas documenter, and I’m also not great at keeping up with daily things, but after what had been a pretty rough 2019, I needed something to get me in the spirit. A few ideas came together for me, including a mini album I had seen Sue Plumb put together here, and the Photo A Day challenge that I found here, and I combined these to come up with my format. I also didn’t pressure myself to take photos or create layouts daily, and the result was…I actually got it done!!
Now the reason I’m here to share this with you at CUT to YOU is because I used a heap of our Cut Files in the mini album, and I used them in several different ways!
Ahh I love this little guy!! The CUT to YOU gingerbread man. He’s a fave! And I think he looks super cute here as a page divider! I cut him out quite small, and backed him with various papers, including Kraft cardstock for his body, and simply punched a hole in his hand so he could slot into the album. Isn’t he the cutest!?!
Next up I have used the Holly Jolly Christmas Cut File to create a stand alone page. The prompt for this day was ‘red & white’ and I didn’t really have anything, so I thought it was a really good option to make this Cut File a feature using R&W paper for my background.
I have used the Merry Everything Cut File to again created a page divider. I cut this out in white card stock, and then coloured it with a red Sharpie. I have backed it with a kraft cardstock paper, so that it was solid enough to handle being flipped back and forth. Fun!
I have use the gorgeous Candy Cane Cut File to create another feature page. This one is a bit of a spacer to allow for a double page spread on the other side. I used a piece of red patterned paper for the candy cane section, and then used some silver washi tape for the bow.
I have also used the TN Christmas Tree Quad Cut File on two seperate pages. I have cut them into seperate trees, and for the first layout I’ve backed the file with patterned paper and washi and adhered to my page.
On the second page, I have coloured the Cut File with black Posca Pen, and have then simply slid it on to the rings in my album to create a little page divider.
I have created a little bit of a flip through, which I have shared over on my Instagram, pop on over if you want to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by again today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month!
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!
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 😂).