Cut FIles With Cut To You
This month, I began designing for a cut file small business, the Austrailian - based Cut To You. I have been a customer of Gwen’s (the owner) for a number of months and I just love her files!
Today I have for you a blog tutorial on how you can cusomize your cut files to make them your own!
Don’t have a Silhouette? No worries! One of the amazing things about Cut To You, they sell pre-cut files ready to go!
I started by backing my cut file. I chose to use Pink Paislee's Indigo and Ivy range. I love to use 6X6 paper pads to back my files. I flipped over each patterned paper and flipped the cut file. Then I used a pen (I know, you could totally use a pencil if you want to) to trace and cut each section of the books.
Next, I broke out a bottle of Glossy Accents. This is used a lot in scrapbooking as a wet glue BUT if you cover areas of a cut file with it, you get a lovely glossy sheen to bring your attention to parts of your cut file.
The last finishing touch I added was some hand stitching. Hand stitching the entire outline of a cut file always looks lovely but have you ever just chosen a section or element to stitch? I chose to stitch just the book pages for my layout. Love the added texture it created.
I embellished the rest of my layout minimally so that the cut file, my photo, and journaling were the star of the show!
I hope you will take a peek at Gwen’s shop and give some of her cut files a try! You wont be disappointed..Promise!
Have A Lovely Day!