CUT to YOU | Be Brave, Be Strong

Hello Scrappy Friends, I’m back today to share a layout I created for the October Scrap the Girls challenge. This challenge was created in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Gwen has created the amazing Be Brave, Be Strong … Continue reading

CUT to YOU | Bloom where you’re planted

Hello again scrappy friends,

I’m back again today to share another layout featuring the beautiful Custom Cut Files from Created by Gwen CUT to YOU. For this layout I have used the Tulip Rows Custom Cut File and I love it!

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I’m really not quite sure whats happened to me, but I think I may have caught the pretty bug from Gwen herself! But you know what, I’m totally happy about it! This Custom Cut File was just so fun and pretty, and I had some of the new Crate Paper Willow Lane on my desk – match made in heaven!

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I backed each of the flowers with patterned paper, backing each style of flower in the same paper, and the leaves in a pretty green paper. I then added foam tape behind the flowers and stems so that the Custom Cut File pops off the page.

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I positioned the Custom Cut File above a strip of green patterned paper that I have added to the background paper, as this grounds the Cut File, and stops it from looking like its floating in space.

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I nestled the photo in front of some of the longer flower stems, so as to not lose too much of the colour and impact from the backed flowers, and then built the title and the embellishments around this.

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I think the best thing about how this layout came together is the contrast between the Custom Cut File and the background paper (which is from Cocoa Vanilla). I love the texture in the background, with the contrast of the crisp white Custom Cut File.  It just makes it sing!

Thanks for stopping by and checking this out today!

Big Loves,

Tam xo













Cut to You | Such Great Times

Hey Hey scrappy friends,

Today I’m back to share a layout with you featuring another rad custom cut file from Created by Gwen’s Cut to You range. We are using Wild Geometric leaves, and we are playing along with the Scrap The Boys “Stay Wild’ Challenge for the month of August.


The Wild Geometric Custom Cut file comes with 2 separate group of leaves, and a group of 3 joined together. Wild-Geometric.jpg

For this layout, I separated the group of three leaves and then backed the more detailed leaves with some patterned paper. I then added some of the open leaves over the top to add more dimension.


The open leaves that were then left spare, I cut into single leaves, and tucked around the page, popping up with foam tape for extra dimension.


I even added these to a group of the leaves to spread this further across the page.


This layout was a great stash buster, because, seriously where else was I going to include a zebra on my page, and it worked perfectly with the zebra print Charm’s Creation. I do love that the green in the leaves really pops against the rest of the B&W on the page.

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you jump over and check out the shop or our Cut to You Facebook group.

Big Loves,

Tam x


CUT to YOU | Free Burrito Day

Hello my scrappy friends, Well, its certainly been a long time since I posted over here! But I’m back and its for a super fab reason!! My lovely friend Gwen Wruck is launching her own scrapbooking business, called Created by … Continue reading

It’s a denim revolution at Kraft+

Hi all,

Playing along again over at the Kraft+ blog for this months ‘denim revolution’ challenge.


I have had these photos of my youngest daughter in my pile for ages. I loved these little denim overalls, I didn’t particularly love the mud all over her bum! But, as it turns out, it made for perfect colour combo for Kraft + Denim!

I started of by gesso-ing my background and then used a baby wipe to smear some Mr Hueys Navy ink. I love the way this gives a good ground point for my papers and clusters.


I used a lot of papers and elements from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection, as well as a beautiful floral from a very old Heidi Shine paper, which I fussy cut for layering. I deconstructed a Charm’s creation denim heart, and a Flutterby Designs Die Cut.


This was a fun challenge, and I’m really happy with the way this came together.

Big Loves, Tam x