CUT to YOU | Christmas Wreath Cut File | Joyful Moments | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello everyone, Melinda here with you today on the CUT to YOU blog sharing my latest scrapbook layout using a CUT to YOU cut file!

Yes, it’s April and yes that’s a Christmas page but I just could not resist the stunning “Christmas Wreath” cut file any longer!!

I’ve cut this on white textured card stock so that it sits below my pair of photos and “hangs” the same way it would on a wreath!

Todays layout was created with a Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection called Joyful and it’s just beautiful to work with!! I started with the A5 Paper Stack and backing my cut file. I also used some vellum pieces to back some of the leaves.

Next I chose my title “Joyful Magic Moments” as these photos show the pure and absolute joy on my boys’ faces on Christmas morning as they opened “the” gifts from Santa! Do you remember how that felt when you were just 9 or 11 years old?!? Pure MAGIC!!

A layer of pattern behind my photos, some dimension behind my photos and title/journaling card and a few embellishments and my page is done!! And, of course, gold splatters!!! How can I call a Christmas page complete without gold splatters?!?!

I have a process video for you which is linked below, just hit play!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you!!
I’m going to leave you with a question… Is there ever a wrong time to scrap Christmas for you? Clearly the answer for me is a giant no but I’d love to know your thoughts!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

CUT to YOU | Floral Rainbow Cutfile Kit | You Shine | Melinda Sweetman

Hey & hello fellow CUT to YOU lovers!! Melinda here with you today sharing my newest scrapbook layout.

Swoon!! As soon as I saw this stunning kit with the gorgeous Floral Rainbow cut file I just could not cut it fast enough!!

A super quick FYI in case you don’t know… Gwen has curated stunning and exclusive cut files for the “Kit to You” kits available in the store & one of the best things (apart from the stunning exclusive cut files of course!) is that Gwen includes a sketch, an ingredients list and step by step instructions for every single kit!! If you haven’t yet, you simply MUST check them out!

Ok, so onto my layout!! As you can see I’m scrapping a photo of myself. This was a selfie I took in December 2020.

I really like the way it turned out and remember exactly how I felt & what I was thinking when I took this photo which is what spawned this whole page!

I’m using a printable digital collection by Traci Reed called Keep Chasing Rainbows. My cut file was cut on textured white card stock and I used my Cameo to print & cut the inside pieces using pattern papers from the collection.

My white card stock has digital mixed media on it too which I just LOVE behind that gorgeous Floral Rainbow cut file!!

Without covering up too much of the cut file or my back ground design I’ve added my photo, embellishments & journaling.

I really, really love the end result here and I hope that I’ve inspired you to check out this & the other Kit to You designs available in the store. Next time, I may even follow along with Gwen’s sketch and ingredients list!!

I have a process video if you’d like to see my page come together, just hit that post button below!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by, I hope that you’ve enjoyed and I’ll see you with my next post later this month!!

Melinda

CUT to YOU | Stitched Rows cut file | Warm and Cosy | Melinda Sweetman

Hello, hello paper lovers!!! Melinda here with you today and I am excited to share my creation for CUT to YOU with you!

For today’s layout I’ve used the “Stitched Rows” cutfile because it reminds me of a BIG knit type stitch and I thought it was perfect to document my boys’ new dressing gowns for 2021!

As you can see I’ve cut this cut file really big. And using a pattern paper that I would not normally use (I brought this one for the other side lol) because the “texture” looked like warm and cosy knitting to my eye!

I decided to pull out some “older” stash for this one and I’m playing with Vicki Boutin goodies today! That teal coloured pattern paper with my cut file on it just spoke to me!!

As you can see I have overlapped my photos a fair amount – both photos had extra “stuff” in the backgrounds that I wanted to cover up – and feel that that really draws you into the actual subject of my photos.

I’ve added my title using a combination of alpha stickers and my own hand writing and, again, overlapping the photos. I did make sure to not cover up anything important!!

I added in a couple of small embellishments to clusters starting an owl in each one. My mind went “sleep” – “night” – “dream” – “owl”….. of course!! And then flowers lol It works!!

I have a process video on my YT channel if you’d like to watch this page come together or you can simply hit that play button below.

As we are heading to the end of our first month of Autumn here in Australia I have to say I am very much looking forward to a cooler change in the weather and the beautiful change of colours outside. They are not my normal go-to colours for scrapping but I do love documenting it! Those these are “older” cutfiles they are a couple of my fave Autumn-ish files!!

You can find gorgeous “Squirrel Squirrel” here in the store and that stunning “Autumn Leaf” here in the store!

That’s it for me for today!! I hope that you like my layout and that I have inspired you to be creative in some way today!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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CUT to YOU | Oh So Happy You’re Home | Melinda Sweetman

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog today! Melinda here with you and I’m excited to share my most recent CUT to YOU creation!

I’ve used the sweet “Oh so happy” title cutfile which I have added to create this layout.

I decided to go with the gorgeous Traci Reed Designs “My Person” printable collection for this one as it was new in my craft room and it had the perfect “my best friend has paws” sentiment to go with this page!

I’ve used some different pattern papers from this collection to simply back my cut file today which I then popped up for some dimension.

I love the way my title kind of hugs my photos! To really emphasise both the title and photos on this layout I have added some gold paint strokes along with splatters both behind and around both elements.

A couple of small embellishment clusters and my journalling and my page is done!

I have a process video for you again today showing my process (well, most of it, tech difficulties!!) if you’d like to see this page come together. You can pop over to my YT channel or just hit that play button below!

As I’m writing this blog post my mind is wandering to the beautiful new March designs wondering what I’ll create with next!! Have you checked out the new releases yet???

TBH with you though, I am REALLY heavily leaning towards this beautiful Floral Rainbow cutfile from one of the newer KIT to YOU kits. Have you checked those out yet??? Such A-MAZING value!!!

That’s it for me for today, I really feel the need to get cutting 😉 Stay tuned to see what I use next!
Until then, I hope I have inspired you in some way today to get creative and I hope you have a happy scrappy day!
Mel
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Hello World | Airport Background Digital Cut File | Crystal Barrett

Hello CUT TO YOU friends,

I am Crystal Barrett AKA Pineapple Papers and I am so excited to be sharing my first design team project with you today! I am working with the Airport Background Digital Cut file.

Airport Travel SVG design for Cricut and Silhouette machines. Cute SVG cut file for Scrapbooking and Vinyl DIY crafts.

I chose to do 3 different techniques with the airplanes. First I painted the insides of the cut file with sliver bells Shimmerz paint.

Then I backed 3 of the airplanes with vellum.

The last 3 airplanes I handstitched with 2 strands of white embroidery floss.

I finished embellishing the layout with items from my stash. I would love for you to join me over on YouTube for the entire process video. https://youtu.be/I-v7i4Htm-A

Remember to wear your crown!

Happiness Is A Good Book|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today. I wanted to share with you my Books of 2021 Life Crafted album..more specifically. how you can incorporate cut files into your smaller projects! I have used the Book Happiness cut file in my small album

I backed my cut file with lots of fun floral papers. Once it was backed, I added some Glossy Accents to a few areas. This provides some dimension, shine, and sheen. I just love how the cut file looks and all the extra detail it gives my spread.

I kept the rest of spread came together quick and easily. I added some fussy cut florals, patterns , and sequins to finish of my spread.

I hope my spread today has inspired you to play with size and add cut files to your smaller projects like mini albums, traveler’s notebooks, and card. Visit the shop HERE . Which cut file would you choose to cut small?

Have A Lovely Day!

CUT to YOU | A Year to Remember cut file | 2021 | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello my fellow paper and cut file lovers, it’s great to have you back here with me again today!!
Melinda with you with my next creation for CUT to YOU and I have a kind of double pager to share with you!

I’ve used 2 cut files for this one, so I’ll start with the “A Year to Remember” cut file which I cut to about 11 1/2″ tall. Which convieniently “fits” a 9″ x 12″ page protector.

The second cut file is the brand new “12 Month Planner” cut file which, again, I have cut quiet big, almost 11″ from memory. I will note here that I did manipulate the cut file a little so I ended up with square “planner pages” to fill with photos. Super easy to do and if you have any questions let me know!

If you like watching a page come together I, of course, have a process video for you which you can either watch below or head on over to my YT channel here!

I knew I wanted to use the Jen Hadfield “Reaching Out” collection for this and also that I wanted a “specialty” see-through paper for my title to sit on. I, of course, chose this gorgeous metallic rainbow vellum print (I think it’s from a Maggie Holmes collection) and then cut the title twice.

My first cut was textured white cardstock, super easy! The second cut I flipped so the words were backwards and then cut that (exactly the same size) from one of my favourite pattern papers from the collection to go on the back of the vellum. Using the 6×8 paper pad I backed all of the letters in my title in a different pattern each.

For this page I added a couple of small embellishments after sticking both of the cut files. The white cardstock to the front and the pattern paper to the back.

This bit was hard!! But I managed to choose 1 photo from each month of 2021 as a highlight photo and printed those to fit the 12 squares for the “12 Month Planner” cut file. After a little fussing and a couple of “oh no! that’s the wrong month” comments I got all my photos in place.

I backed each of the top part of the planner pages with pattern papers. This time I chose 6 papers and did 2 of each. This is where I’m going to add my journalling. Just a quick sentance/few words about each photo.

This was then popped up and adhered to my background where I added in the 12 months using Pink Fresh Studio tiny colourful puffy alphas and 3 small embellishments clusters.

Some gold splatters to all of my clusters and voila!! A year to remember documented!!
I have my process (unfortunately not ALL of it!) recoreded and you can watch that on my YT channel or just hit that play button below!

Have you seen all of the fun and inspiring new cut files for a new year in the store? You simply must check them out whether for a year in review page or a year in preview page!!

I hope that you have enjoyed this share today and I can’t wait to see how you use some of these amazing January cut files!!

Happy scrapping!
Melinda
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CUT to YOU | Filagree Butterfly cut file | Hello Sweet Girl | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with you with my very first share for 2022.

Today’s layout is a little ‘different’ shall we say?! Yep, my actual page is butterfly shaped and will go into my album as is without a page protector. The gorgeous butterfly “shape” is the stunning “Filigree Butterfly” cutfile available here in the store.

This page actually came together with the “left overs” of a previous layout I created. The inside pieces (silver cardstock) is what I had left over. I cut a second butterfly using black cardstock and then stuck the actual black cut file to some black paper and then paper pieced all of the silver pieces back in and oh boy, I just ADORE how this looks!!

I’ve pulled out my “Classic Heidi” collection by Heidi Swapp and started by choosing a paper to showcase on the back of the cutfile – essentially my background pattern paper.

I added a few layers of pretty things including a doily from my stash, some alphas, some embossing and some chipboard pieces making sure everything was EXTRA stuck down knowing this is not going into a page protector.

I did record my process for you and can watch that over on my YT channel or just hit that play button below!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that I have perhaps inspired you to create an out of the page protector/uniquely shaped layout/page to include in your own scrappy albums!! There are so, so many amazing designs in the store you could choose from and I, personally, would recommend starting in the “Florals & Nature” category!!

Happy scrapping, until next time!
Melinda
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CUT to YOU | Rose Garden Frame Cut File | Merry Memories | Melinda Sweetman

Hey and hello CUT to YOU friends!! Melinda here with my next share for you all featuring another stunning CUT to YOU cut file.

Yep, it’s a Christmas page using a NOT Christmas cut file!! I’ve used the gorgeous Rose Garden Frame cut file released a couple of months ago and I just LOVE how it came together!

As you can see on my page I have actually flipped this cut file so that my page “reads” more top left to bottom right. I chose this gorgeous cut file as I had recently received the stunning new Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Joyful” collection and I just knew that the colours and patterns in that would work beautifully to back the cut file!

I’m working on textured white cardstock with a pattern paper border from the collection – “Tis The Season” – and some gold stitching to add some texture and a beautiful border to pull it all together.

I used the flip the cut file and pattern paper over, trace, cut and glue to back my cut file and, like I said before, just LOVE how beautiful this looks!

I did some very simple mixed media in my background using a flat paint brush and 2 colours of Distress Oxide – Abandoned Coral & Candied Apple – to add a texturey painty finish to my background. And, of course, some gold splatters with Heidi Swapp Gold Colour Shine.

WIth my cut file taking up so much real estate on the page the rest of my page came together super quickly!!
I layered my title over the bottom of my photo and added a few small pieces to add interest.
Another small cluster to the top right of my photo and then some of the gorgeous puffy gold stars to round out my page.

This cut file is just beautiful and I am so, so glad that I picked this one to work with. I think it just goes to show how verstile cut files can be and that we can really use them in so many different ways! Make sure to check this one out along with all of the gorgeous florals Gwen creates over in the CUT to YOU shop!

If you’d like to see this page come together hit that play button below!! I hope you enjoy!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Melinda

Sweet Girl|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing a layout featuring the Rose Garden Frame cut file.

I decided to have a play with my cut file this week. I didnt just back it. I decided to add ink and Nuvo Drops to the centers to pop up the demension and interest. I also backed part of the cut files with vellum for added interest. And then popped the whole thing up with foam tape.

Sometimes I like to keep my cut files simple and sometimes I like to have a play with them and add extra dimension and detail. It’s part of the reason that I love cutfiles,you can keep them simple or add lots of details- the choice is yours.This was one I really wanted to play with.

I added a bit of mixed media to my background and kept the design fairly simple so the photo and cut file pop! I have a process video showing all of the details and design choices. You can head over to my channel and check it out!

Which cut file do you think would be amazing with some added depth and dimension? Head over to the SHOP and take a peek!

Have A Lovely Day!