Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Here Comes the Sun | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! 

Today I am back with you to share a new design team layout created for Pretty Little Studio featuring the awesome Here Comes The Sun collection that is currently 50% off in the Pretty Little Studio store until the 30th of June!

I decided to create an 8.5' x 11' layout today to feature that gorgeous 8 inch sun ray vellum piece! I adhered it using minimal adhesive to plain white cardstock. I then took the pale blue diagonal stripe paper and adhered this to the bottom of the sun ray vellum. I then machine stitched around the entire outside edge to add texture and to help adhere the vellum.

Underneath my photo I layered a paper doily and one of the gorgeous bracket pieces from the Chasing the Sun collection. I popped these all up with craft foam to create dimension. At the bottom of the photo, I tucked in one of the yellow journal labels which was perfect to add a touch of yellow down to the bottom of the page.

The 'Here Comes the Sun' die cut piece was the perfect title, I placed it to the left of my photo up on foam dots to create dimension. The heart diecuts were the perfect dash of pink as was the heart flair button from the same collection. The main focus of my page is the photo and title however to lift the eye up, I created a small cluster on top of the sun ray that includes a fabric cloud from my stash, die-cut cloud and some stickers.

Lastly I added a few blue sequins scattered around the sun rays and stamped the date stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Shop the Here Comes The Sun collection here

Happy creating!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Summer Days | CUT to YOU


Hi everyone,
 
Today I am back with you to share a new design team for CUT to YOU featuring the awesome Summer Days cut file title and some of the cute elements from the Summer Page Builder cut file. My layout share today is inspired by CSI challenge Case No. 322. CUT to YOU is one of the sponsors for the CSI challenges, so why not join in to be in the running to win free cut files?!

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CSI Case No. 322
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I started out by cutting the Summer Days title and the Summer page builder cut file all from white cardstock, I then backed them all with some of the pretty papers from the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper. Once they were all backed, I added foam adhesive to the bottom of them all. I chose a super cute photo of my nieces in the pink Summer gear, it was perfect for this page as the CSI inspiration photo has lots of pink. I adhered my photo in the centre of the white cardstock background with some paper layers underneath. This then allowed me to work out where my title and cloud and sun elements were going to go.

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One of the other inspirations I took from the CSI inspiration image were the pieces of fruit, I just had to include the pieces of chipboard fruit to the right of my photo. I think they look really cute there! I love to layer elements over the top of the cut files, as you can see in the detail photo below, I have added some stickers to the Summer Days title. In the detail photo above I added a phrase sticker to one of the clouds and a cute flair button to the centre of the sun.

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On the left side of my photo, I added a phrase die-cut with a tag tucked in and some cherry chipboard pieces, I like how these balance with the citrus fruit on the right hand side. Below the title I added a title sticker, a smaller sticker and a heart sticker too. As you can see in the detail photo below, you can see how the title popped up on foam adhesive creates some shadows and gives dimension. I love how this looks on my page. Lastly I stamped the date stamp, I trimmed down the white cardstock background and adhered the cardstock to one of the blue and white stripe patterned papers from the Sunny Days collection.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today, make sure to check out the CUT to YOU store for all the gorgeous cut file designs that you keep forever once you purchase them once! I hope you get the chance to join in one of the CSI challenges too!

Happy creating!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Shine | Color Me Happy | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!
 
Today I am back with you to share a new design team layout created for Pretty Little Studio featuring the AMAZING Color Me Happy collection designed by Cat Martin!

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 I started out choosing the Yummy Sprinkles 12' x 12' paper from the 12' x 12' paper pad for my background. I then chose the 12' x 12' Neato paper and ripped about a 4 inch vertical strip and adhered it to the right hand side of the background paper.

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The sunshine die-cut was strategically placed to cover an ugly drain in the photo and I think it looks super cute there! I also added one of the cute Sweet Drops flair buttons tucked under the bottom left corner of my photo. Lastly I splattered some black mist, stamped the date stamp and then matted my page to some plain black cardstock.
                           

Underneath the super cute photo of my nieces, I layered 1 of the 3' x 4' cards from the Be Awesome Journalling card pack and one of the cardstock frames from the Over the Rainbow diecut pack! I popped my photo and layers up with craft foam to create some dimension and placed most of my embellishments to the left of the photo including the Shine title from the Stay True Words pack and the super cute rainbow diecut also from the Over the Rainbow pack. I also added the banner from the Hear Me Roar pack and a few assorted stickers here and there too.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create with your Color Me Happy collection or if you don't have it yet, you NEED IT!! Everything is GORGEOUS!!

Happy creating!!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Loved | Cut To You

Hi everyone!

I am beyond excited to be here sharing my very first layout as part of the amazing CUT To YOU design team! I absolutely LOVE Gwen's cut files (well who doesn't right?) and can't wait to create more projects using them! I hope you enjoy my projects that I will be sharing twice a month right here on the CUT To YOU blog!
My first layout share is this soft and pretty layout below featuring the gorgeous new Frame Trio cut file.


To begin, I sized the Frame Trio cut file in the Silhouette software to suit my layout and cut it out from white textured cardstock, I then chose some soft, pretty patterned papers to back the florals in the cut file design. Where there were leaves, I tried to add green but the florals were a mix of colour which I love!

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On the 'Loved' title part of the cut file design, I decided to leave it plain on my layout however you could easily ink, paint or watercolour this to suit your page. For the 3 frame spaces in the design, I decided to add the photo of my gorgeous nieces in the centre one and then I backed the other two with some patterned paper and also added some pretty quotes over the top.

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Once the cut file was all backed, I added craft foam underneath it all so that it would sit up off my chosen background paper and create some shadows and dimension. You can see in the detail photo above the shadows created underneath the 'Loved' title part of the cut file. To achieve this, I cut the craft foam down very small in order to adhere it without seeing any foam adhesive.

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I added some beautiful embellishments including some die-cuts, enamel dots, epoxy stickers and 3D stickers to finish my page and enhance the cut file design even more. I also like to include the date stamp on my layouts so that people who may look back in the future will know when the photo on the layout was taken.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed reading how I put my page together. Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU store for all the amazing cut file designs available!

Happy creating! 

DT NEW Tarrah

Saturday, May 16, 2020

This Makes Me Happy | Savannah Dreams | Pretty Little Studio

Hi friends,


Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Pretty Little Studio featuring the gorgeous Savannah Dreams collection designed by Kim Watson! All this month there is 50% off this gorgeous collection so make sure to get some in the Pretty Little Studio store and take advantage of this awesome discount!


I started out by choosing a cut file design from The Cut Shoppe, cut it out from white cardstock, I decided to halve the design and then I backed it with the pretty Daydreams paper I then machine stitched on the white of the cut file outline, I love the texture this gives the page. I cut a strip from the Laugh All Day paper and adhered it to the top of the cut file design. I love the added touch of another colour on the cut file.


Next I adhered the cut file design to some white cardstock, deciding to adhere it on a slight angle for a change. I then cut out a strip of the Crazy Daisy transparency using the same angle as the cut file and adhered it to the top of the page. I also added one of the freebie banner die-cuts here to draw attention to the top some more. I matted my photo in one of the packaging pieces and then added craft foam underneath. I adhered the photo overlapping on the cut file and on to the plain white cardstock.


I then adhered the Enjoy acrylic title, from the Happy Acrylic pack, to the bottom of the photo. I also added a small heart and phrase die-cuts underneath the Enjoy title. I also wanted to add the 'This Makes Me Happy' die-cut piece as this photo is of myself and a few scrappy friends on a weekend away together! It did Make Me Happy and we had the best time! To bring some more attention to the This Makes Me Happy die-cut, I added foam dots to pop it up off the page!


Lastly, I took some more of the floral die-cuts, a butterfly and a few word stickers and created small clusters of embellishments around my layout. I also added the date stamp and a few small black splatters of mist.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Don't forget that Savannah Dreams is 50% off for all of May so get in and get the goodies while they are on sale!


Happy creating!


Saturday, May 9, 2020

You Are Special | Midnight Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio for the Mother's Day theme we have going on this week on the Cocoa Vanilla blog! I decided to document a special photo of my beautiful Mum and myself on Sydney Harbour when we went to the ballet a year ago. I pulled out the gorgeous Midnight collection to help me document this special memory.


I found a really lovely cut file designed by fellow team member Gwen from Cut To You, I cut it out from white cardstock and then backed the hearts at the top of the cut file with the pink side of the Shine Bright paper the Special word in the cut file, I backed with the 'B' side of the Inky Depths paper, I love that small soft floral side. Once it was all backed, I placed craft foam underneath both the hearts and the 'Special' word.

I chose the 'B' side of the Mixed Blessing paper for my background and also matted that piece with another sheet of the Inky Depths paper. I machine stitched around the entire edge to add some texture and interest. I placed the cut file title in the centre of the page and I cut a strip of the Bloom and Grow paper and placed it underneath the bottom of the cut file before I adhered it all down. I matted my photo in the orange part of the Shine Bright paper and added craft foam underneath the photo and mat, it fit perfectly just above the word 'Special' with one of the hearts from the cut file overlapping onto the photo also.

I tucked in one of the cute die-cut frames from the die-cut ephemera pack into the top of my photo, I then took one of the paint strip clear stickers and added it to white cardstock, I then fussy cut it out and tucked it into the right side of my photo. I also added one of the cute flair buttons here. The jar and flower chipboard piece fit perfectly there just above the 'You' in the cut file, I love how this looks here. I also tucked in one of the floral die-cuts to the left of the jar to bring in some more of the florals to the page. I also added a few chipboard hearts and also a clear sticker heart too. Lastly I added some of the accessory word and phrase stickers and the date stamp to finish off!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have plenty of Mother's Day memories you can document!

Happy Mother's Day for Sunday, happy creating!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mini Trash Can Review | Lotsastyle_Shop

Hi everyone,

I am back today to share with you a review that I recently did on this awesome little product - the mini trashcan by Lotsastyle_Shop! 

Get yours here! Use promo code TARRAHM30 to get 30% off now!

You will see the mini trash can comes in white, pink and a pretty teal colour too!  Take your pick when you order yours!


As a scrapbooker, I needed a bin solution for my desk. I was always hesitant because I felt one would just take up too much room! Then I found this! Because of its streamline design, this mini trashcan fits perfectly on my desk without intruding into my creative space!

Its SUPER easy to clean too, just wipe with a slightly damp cloth!

Here is my YouTube video giving the mini trashcan a review and sprucing it up! 

This trash can would be perfect for people who sew, crosstitch, quilt, knit, crochet, card makers, planner girls, even office people! It is simply awesome!

ALSO, you don't HAVE to use it as a trash can either!

The beauty of this is you can use it for STORAGE as well:
  • Store your pens, pencils and highlighters 
  • Store paper pads, notebooks,
  • Store paintbrushes, knitting needles, scissors etc
  • Store small books, embellishment packs
  • Store alphabet stickers, planner stickers, stamps 

To spruce mine up a bit, I added some rainbow heart washi tape to the bottom edge, some alphabet stickers to spell the word 'Scraps' and I also added a rainbow die-cut to the back of it too!

Make sure you go and check this out, you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! I love it and so will you!
Get yours here: http://bit.ly/2MryefO and don't forget the promo code TARRAHM30 for 30% off yours now!!

Stay safe and well!

Tarrah x

Monday, April 20, 2020

My Boys | Legendary Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the awesome new Legendary collection. The photo I am documenting is a recent one of myself and my boys getting out for some exercise and fresh air during Covid-19 isolation!

I have wanted to try doing an 8.5' x 11' sized layout for some time now, I have created a few in my time but not many that I have shared before. I loved the smaller space to work with! I decided to incorporate machine stitching right around the entire perimeter of the blue star background  paper, bending up the edges to create some texture.

I decided to cut out an arrow design cut file (free from Paper Issues) from white cardstock and backed all the arrows with different patterned papers. I love how it looks with all the colours. I added craft foam underneath to give it dimension and placed it to the centre of the page.

Once the cut file was adhered, I placed my photo towards the top right corner, adding craft foam and 2 of the stickers from the accessory sticker sheet underneath the photo. My title is made up of the cardstock titles, I added craft foam underneath the title also and placed that opposite the photo at the top.

Some of the embellishments I included on my page are all from the Legendary collection, including the clear stickers, die-cuts, enamel dots, a flair button and some of the small phrase and word stickers from the accessory sheet. Lastly I added the date stamp to the 'Best Ever' sticker at the bottom.

The Legendary collection is perfect for documenting both the boys and girls in your life! Make sure you get your hands on some!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog during these uncertain and crazy times. I hope you all stay safe and healthy.

Tarrah x

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Sweet Moments | More Than Words Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a design team layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I decided to go back and pull out the gorgeous More Than Words collection for this project. I decided to cut a scallop design cut file that is from Cut To You first and backed some of the open spaces with some of the gorgeous papers from the collection.
I chose the Noteworthy paper as my background paper and arranged all the scallop pieces on the background how I liked them. I chose to document a lovely photo of my Mum and my son together at my Nan's 90th birthday at the end of last year. I added one of the cardstock frames behind my photo and popped it up with foam tape to raise it up off the page. I placed some embellishments around the photo, including the flair button, a few die-cut phrases, a chipboard heart and some enamel dots and shapes.
My title is made up of the chipboard 'Moments' word from the chipboard elements pack and also the word 'Sweet' from the black chipboard titles pack. I placed both of these on the left of my photo, I like how they look overlapping the scalloped papers underneath. I added some of the floral cluster die-cuts around the page also, I like how they add some more colour and another element to the page.
The most time consuming part of the layout was backing all the scallop pieces and getting them arranged. Once that was all done and I had them glued down, the rest of the layout came together quite quickly. I find backing cut files very therapeutic, a bit like fussy cutting....however I know its not everyone's cup of tea lol! A few of the last bits I added were the small phrase stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my Throwback Thursday project and that you are inspired in some way to create with your More Than Words goodies.

Happy creating and stay well everyone!

Tarrah x

Monday, March 30, 2020

Somewhere Over the Rainbow | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends,



Today it is sadly my last post and share with you as part of The Cut Shoppe design team. :( It has been an absolute blast being on this team and using Ashley's cut files! Thank you so much for having me Ashley!



So now to my layout! I decided for my last layout that I would create something bright and fun to hopefully cheer people up with all the uncertainty and difficult times you may be going through. 



I used the Over the Rainbow cut file and cut each individual piece of the rainbow using different coloured cardstocks. 



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Once I had the cut file pieces all stuck down in rainbow order, it was time to add my photo and embellish! The photo is of my gorgeous niece in a pretty rainbow dress and handbag that matched! Perfect photo for this layout! I added a rainbow paper underneath the photo and placed it slightly to the right of the centre of the rainbow. To balance all the colour at the top of the rainbow, I decided to add a rainbow strip of paper down the very bottom of the page. I love how that looks!

With embellishing, I tried to embellish tone on tone where I could. The flair button was perfect in the centre of the rainbow on the blue piece as it had the same blue background. I added some pink enamel hearts in some of the heart cut outs of the cut file. I also added some phrase stickers that suited the page also. 

The white fluffy hearts are a fabric embellishment made by a lady in Australia. I added a small gold heart sticker to each cloud. On the yellow piece of the cut file, I added some yellow glitter chipboard thickers from my stash and that became the beginning of the title of the page. On the right of the photo, I punched out a heart from red cardstock and layered a gold sticker heart over the top of that one too.

Thank you so much for your support using The Cut Shoppe cut files on the design team. I do hope that you all continue to support Ashley and The Cut Shoppe by purchasing her amazing cut files!

Happy creating, stay healthy and look after each other!

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