I’m up on the blog today with a really fun and silly share! Some of the DT have been a bit obsessed with the little gnomes that have been coming out in collections lately, and the lovely Gwen has been very accepting of this… so much so that she made us some gnome-y cut files! Today I’m using the A Love Like Gnome Other File to document these silly photos of my girls from Halloween.
I started by cutting the file using black card stock, and then cut it a second time using a bluey green colour, but taking out the inside lines, so I could use it to back the file. I adhered these two cuts together, and then added back in the black hearts, which I stitched on for a bit of fun and texture. I also stitched around the page in black to tie all this together.
I used a very busy background paper for this page, and so applied some gesso in the background to tone things down. I also popped the entire file up on foam to provide some separation from all the busy-ness.
I tucked my photos and most of my cute little embellishments in around my title. I actually used black ink around the edges of these, to tie it back to the title and again provide some separation from the background.
I mean, how cute is this little guy ^ 😍!
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Hello Everyone! Sara here with you today sharing a new layout. I used two cut files for my project today- This Story and the Rose Builder cut file. These two files are a perfect match for each other and together they create a beautiful coordinated page.
I cut the files in kraft cardstock to go with my heritage photos. And then I colored the centers and the edges of the leaves with some ink for an added extra detail.
I backed the cut file title and then used the Rose builder file as a base for my embellishment clusters. I love how the cut files coordinate and accent my photo and story.
You can see all the details of the layout and the process on my You Tube channel today!
I’m up on the blog today sharing my latest layout. This time I’m using the Why Hello There Cut File, which is a new one for me.
I have been really inspired by the layouts coming out lately with fringing within the Cut File, like this one here from DT member Belinda. But instead of fringing, I wanted to play with the idea of patchwork.
To do this, I manipulated the Cut File in Silhouette Studio and removed the internal cut lines. This cut the file as one whole piece, which I was then able to lay my little squares of paper onto to make the patchwork look I was going for.
I also cut the file as designed by Gwen and laid this over the top of my patchwork background. I felt the file was getting a little lost against all the busy little squares, so I proceeded to outline the title using a black fine liner.
I then popped the whole file up on foam tape, and chose a black background for extra contrast. I tucked my photo and layers behind the file, and centred these on the page.
I added additional squares of paper along the top and bottom of the page, adding some black stitching, to again accentuate the patch work feel.
I’m so happy with how fun and playful this page ended up being. I’m sure this Title file is meant for babies or something cute 😂 but I love how it worked with my funny selfie!!
Thank you so much for stopping by at the Cut to You blog! It’s Josefine here sharing a new scrapbook layout with you. My challenge for today’s layout was to “use a black cutfile” so I chose a safe one to cut out, and I have used it as my title. The file is called “Crazy love Circle”
I grabbed white cardstock as my base because it looks so good with against my black “Crazy love” title. I then cut a design paper to 6 inches, and this will be the bottom half of my page. I then used my sewing machine to sew stitches around my page.
I stamped the center of my page with yellow shimmer paints (Inklingz) using my clear background stamp for that. It’s a mixed media technique that I use a lot in my work. See also my videos on Youtube. I love this simple and convenient technique to create a beautiful background. I decided to cut the photo in the shape of a circle to fit inside my title, and I also cut a circle out of the design paper that I wanted to use behind the photo. I used a circle cutter to do this.
With my sewing machine I sewed around the edges of the design paper circle and I placed it in the center of this page with the photo on top. Now I started with the title “Crazy Love Circle” that I have already cut with my Cricut Maker. I put everything in place and I started to glue the words one by one.
I fussy cut different flowers from the design paper and glue them around the photo. I made three paper roses and placed them under the photo with several die-cuts. I decorate the page with some hearts and my layout is finished! I had a lot of fun making this scrapbook layout! Hope you had a lot af fun reading my blog today! I want to thank you for stopping by today on the Cut to You blog and wish you a beautiful and creative day!
I’m back on the blog today to share with you this bright and bold page featuring the Sun Seeker cut file. This file is amazing and has given such impact to this page!
I started this page by cutting the file in black because I felt like this would give the best definition to the title and the flower. I then dug into my stash to find some yellow paper that would work for my petals… only to find I didn’t have any! So I pulled out some white cardstock and some mixed media supplies and got to work. I used texture paste and a dry brush to create the feel of the petals and then mixed various paints and inks to create the yellow I was after.
The texture paste actually made it quite difficult to get the file to adhere to the cardstock, but I persevered and got there in the end! Once I had each of the petals back, I came in with a small brush and a deeper yellow/orange ink and added some shading that radiated out from the centre of the flower. I also some white in places for a few highlights.
I used some brown patterned paper for the centre of the flower and used a stencil and some black ink to create texture. I then backed the title with some white patterned paper, and then popped everything up with foam tape.
I love how this title cut file works with this photo. The pic is of my daughter and our sweet friend, we were away camping and it was a beautiful sunny morning. I feel like like this file really captures that feeling.
I am delighted to be sharing another design team project with you today. This time around I have used one of the fabulous files from KIT to YOU. This month I have been challenged with creating a layout using a cut file cut from black cardstock and I wanted to try creating something different with the Valentine Cut File and Kit from what Gwen has put together in the kit instructions.
You can see how I created this layout in my process video:
And here are a few more close up images of the completed layout.
Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hello Everyone, it’s Piroska here today with my latest layout for CUT to YOU. Have you seen the amazing new cut files in the shop which are perfect for any year starter project? For my layout I chose the 2021 and the 365 New Days cut file.
First I cut the 2021 cut file and the 365 New Days cut file from white cardstock and started to back them with some patterned papers from the Daydream collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I wanted to have a rainbow effect, so I chose such colours and added some patterned papers from older CVS collections too.
For the stars in the cut file I wanted a shaker effect. As I didn’t want to make the cut file thick, I decided to use some vellum, adding thin sequins and a patterned paper as a backing. I always use liquid glue for the cut files, but it makes vellum wavy. So I used a 3mm double sided tape for the vellum, which I still had to cut to 2mm…
When I was ready with the cut file I started to mat my photo. I used the same patterned papers and some vellum just like for the cut file. I fussy cut some rainbows from the Up in the Clouds paper, and placed everything on a white cardstock. I found it too pale, and as I didn’t want to use watercolours now, I decided to make a patterned background with some paper strips.
I hope I could inspire you to make a similar layout for the new year. Take a look at the other new cut files in the shop and start creating! 😉
Hello beautiful CTY Peeps!! So happy to be back with you for 2021!!
I’m up today sharing my first layout for the year, featuring the awesome Sk8ter Cut File Gwen released late last year. Skating has taken over our house in the last 6 months or so, so this file is perfect to document ALL the photos I’m taking!
I started by sizing up the ‘#sk8life’ part of the file in my Silhouette Software and then duplicating it. I removed the internal cut lines from one of the elements, and then cut them from two different patterned papers. This allowed me to simply place the outline on top of the background – eliminating any need for me to fussy cut the title.
To cut out the skate board element of the file, I used one patterned paper for the majority of the file. I did however duplicate the wheel elements of the file and cut with a seperate patterned paper as I felt that backing these round areas would be tricky.
After cutting the whole board out, I backed it with black card stock, which then allowed me to add back in the elements I wanted to build my skateboard.
I layered up some paper behind my photos to ground them, and then tucked these above the #sk8life element of the file. I then tucked the skateboard under the title, so it appeared that everything was sitting on top of it.
I created some embellishment clusters around my page and added some paper strips at the top and bottom for balance.
I love how this file helped me to build such a funky and graphic page to document by #sk8tergirl! Thanks for stopping by today! Can’t wait to share more pages with you this year!
Hello beautiful friends! I am delighted to be here with you for another term with the CUT to YOU Design Team. Today I am sharing with you how I created this sweet little layout.
Late last year we had a little family photo shoot with a local photographer and got some truly gorgeous snapshots of our family from it. I knew that the Our Sweet Little Family Cut File would be perfect to document this photo of us all together.
I started off backing the cut file with some coordinating patterned papers. One of the patterned papers had a gold foil polka dot so I really played on that element by backing a few of the hearts with a gold foil paper. I love how shiny and beautiful it looked.
I created some soft and simple layers behind my photo with patterned papers from the same collection. My photo was adhered directly to the background with the cut file on some foam adhesive, layered slightly over the top of the photo.
Working with a diagonal design, I kept my embellishing pretty simple. I used some large floral elements fussy cut from a patterned paper, and a few sweet little coordinating die cut pieces to create small clusters that draws the eye from the top left down to the bottom right of the page. My short and sweet journalling slotted in perfectly just below my photo, reinforcing the diagonal flow of my layout design.
To finish off I added some Nuvo drops scattered around the page and some controlled splattering of gold ink to tie in the gold foil used to back the cut file.
If you’d like to see how this layout came together in more detail, I’d love for you to head over to my YouTube video and let me know what you think.