Hi everyone and welcome to my blog today! I’m really egg-cited (haha!!) to share my latest creation with you for CUT to YOU featuring 2 of the newer Easter cut file designs!!
I started this page with the adorable Easter Nest cut file.
And couldn’t resist recreating my own “Lindt Gold Bunny” using the cute Bunny Silhouette cut file which I backed using some of the left over gold foil from our recent partnership with Spieglemom Scraps!!
For this page I wanted to use the beautiful new freebie digital collection by Traci Reed “Here Comes the Sun” which I have printed out on a bunch of different types of papers!!
My idea was to create 3 shaker pockets with the Easter Eggs in the Easter Nest cut file for some extra fun!
I’ve hand stitched around the eggs which has given enough dimension for the sequins to move around and shake!
I do have a process video for you if you’d like to see my page come together, just click that play button and enjoy!
Have you seen the newest release? Gwen, as always, has a stunning collection of fresh new cut files for this month and my personal fave is Party Bow!! IKR, it’s gorgeous! And such a different design for me to pick as much fave but I’m thinking up a creative way I can use it 😉
Until I’m back, happy scrapping and I hope I have inspired you to maybe use multiple cut files in a project or perhaps even create a shaker pocket of your own!!
Hi everyone, it’s lovely to have you stop by my blog today for my latest creation for CUT to YOU!
For this page I was challenged to use a floral cut file – 2 florals in a row, who even am I anymore?!? Now, Gwen has the most beautiful floral cut files and I love every single one but sometimes it’s tricky for me to incorporate them. But I’ve gone with this beautiful “Fleur de Lily” cut file as it really spoke to me about some journalling I wanted to record.
As I created this page I realised that I wanted to keep it really soft and pretty so wanted a fairly neutral-ish, simple title so grabbed the “Hashtag Remember This” cut file and removed the top and bottom text lines in Silhouette Studio to leave me with simply “Remember”.
As you can see above, this page has no photo and that was intentional. The words on this page tell a very sad story that has stuck with me since I was 16 but it was a story that I definately wanted to include in my album.
For something different I chose to work on a 9″ x 12″ layout so sized my cut files accordingly and cut them both on textured white cardstock.
To keep my idea of “soft and pretty” I decided to use vellum to back my floral cut file pieces. If you’ve never used vellum before heads up 😉 Tip 1 – If you add any liquid it WILL curl up!! To colour my pieces I taped them to my craft mat and painted using a mix of Shimmerz paints. These were left to air dry, because – tip 2 – vellum can meltif you heat it! I used the Silhouette software again to cut the backing pieces for the lilies and I so love how this beautiful Lily came together!
The rest of the page came together pretty quickly and easily with some stitching detail, some alpha stickers and sequins.
I hear you asking “But, the journalling Mel! Where is it?!?” Well, that is tucked away behind the white cardstock! I’ve used my stitching to create a secure hinge, printed my journalling onto vellum and stuck that onto another piece of white cardstock that is behind.
I do, of course, have a process video for you to see this page come together and, seriously, am so, so happy with how this page turned out. In fact, it’s better than I had envisioned! Though it is a sad story I am happy to have my feelings and thoughts recorded in an artistic, true to me way.
I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I hope that I have inspired to get some of your own thoughts and feelings recorded. It doesn’t always have to be front and centre of the page, especially when you have access to such beautiful floral cut files to help tell those stories!
I’m looking forward to sharing my next page with you (think fun, Summer!!) but until then, happy scrapping! Mel
Hello CUT to YOU family and welcome to the blog tody for my first February post!! I am so, so, so excited to be sharing this page with you!
So, as you can see, I have used the oh so fun and adorable brand new Gnome cut files! I seriously love these so, so much!! First up that title – “A Love Like Gnome Other“.
And the other is, of course, “Mr & Mrs Gnome“, aren’t they just adorable?!
I’m sure you noticed too all of that gorgous gold foil!! That is the stunning new “Fab Foils” from Spiegelmom Scraps. This month we are collaborating Fab Foils & Cut Files for some shiny fun!!
This foil adds so much pop to a project and, once you get the hang of applying it, it is so easy to work with! As you can see I’ve used it here to back parts of Mr & Mrs Gnome and also to add in the letters for the title.
Now, because I like to challenge myself (apparently lol) I have also decided to play along with one of this months CSI challenges!
I was inspired by the colour palette, the theme of love, the idea of writing my journalling in letter format and those little pops of black in the doodled type images.
I have a process video for you which is linked below to show just how this page came together and I do hope you enjoy!
Have you checked out all of the gorgeous new release cut files for Feb yet? Which is your fave? Or perhaps you were like me and just HAD to cut Mr & Mrs Gnome IMMEDIATELY?! Either way, I hope that this inspires you in some way!! So many options with this share lol
I have already got a start on my next share and can’t wait to share that with you but until then, happy scrapping and I’ll see you soon! Mel xx
I don’t know about you but this year sure has given me time to think about the things I’m grateful for and lots of time to scrap!! Today I have for you a scrapbook layout about ME! And some fun winter PJ’s! I hope you enjoy!
I don’t know if you have seen this most gorgeous fox in the store but I have seriously been hanging out to use her for the longest time! She is “Mrs Fox” is available here in the CUT to YOU store. I have cut her on the “Stepping Stones” pattern paper in the Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The colours in this collection were just PERFECT for this photo!
Gah, isn’t she just the cutest little fox ever?!? However, I do think she needs a “Mr Fox”, Gwen….. Anyways, I have backed her using the 6×8 Paper Stack in the Daydream collection and then used that gorgeous blue with the feathers for my background. Mrs Fox and my photo just pop right off that background!
As usual, I have a process video for you all! Please be aware, this video was made away from home so looks a little different to my “normal” videos but I figured a video was better than no video 😉
I’ll leave you with a few close up shots of this and I do hope that I have inspired you to scrap a little something about YOU!!
If you are reading this post the day it goes live there are only 9 short days until the excitement of Christmas morning is actually here! However you celebrate, even if your Christmas Day is a not a “traditional Christmas celebration”, I wish you all a magical day, filled with lots of love and laughter and hopefully surrounded by those you love!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic remainder of December and 2020!! Mel xx
Hello, hello everyone and welcome!! I’m here to share my second creation with you for this oh so fun birthday month at CUT to YOU!!
Yep, that is back to school 2020! I tend to scrap as I feel inspired rather than chronologically. I have used the Back To School cut file released earlier this year which I really, really love and have had cut for ages!
This month was the PERFECT time to use this cut file and play along with the Two-Riffic Birthday challenge happening right now over in the CTY HQ Facebook group! Head over here for the challenge album and have fun creating!
I have a process video for you which you can see below, just click that button, sit back and enjoy!
And here are a few close up details!
I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I look forward to seeing your creations for both of the fun Birthday challenges happening until 10th August!
For all of the details and the process video just hit that play button below, sit back and enjoy!
And here are some close up shots for you!
Make sure you head over to this post for the full schedule (check out that A-MAZING line-up!!) for the month and over here to shop, shop, shop with your 20% off EVERYTHING code (yep, that includes digitals AND custom cuts!) CTYCELEBRATE2!
I hope you have enjoyed my share today and make sure you keep an eye on that schedule so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations being shared! Until next time, happy scrapping! Mel xx