“Happy Days” for Scrap the Boys February 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

Super excited to share that CUT to YOU is sponsoring Scrap The Boys this month!  It’s been so fun to partner with the Design Team to not only design a set of cut files inspired by the mood board but also create a page to share with you all.  Here is the mood board…

I’ve designed a couple of cut files inspired by the mood board and they are both available right now:

and here is my layout!  I was super inspired by the colours and the wave/ocean theme to scrap this pic of hubby and me and the background cut file was perfect.  Now, I know technically it’s scrapping the boys and I’m in the pic, but when you’re the sponsor you get to bend the rules a little right?  Be sure to only include boys in your entry though for your chance to win! 🙂

To begin the page, I pulled out the ‘Makin Waves’ Background cut file and my watercolours.  I just went with a couple of tones in blue and green and randomly coloured the file.  I didn’t cover with gesso or anything first as I knew I’d take it easy on the water and be careful with the file while it was wet!

Next, I pulled out the ‘Endless Summer‘ collection from Cocoa Vanilla.  This one is an older collection (from 2016).  I’ve also pulled out the Hello ‘Sunshine collection‘ (from 2015)and I really am in the stash busting mode at the moment so this was the perfect match for the cut file and my pic!

I matted the photo twice and mounted on foam to raise it above the background.  I’ve also added in my signature stitching.

Next up, it was time to add in some fun summer elements.  These are from the die cut ephemera packs and Accessory sticker packs.  There are also some super cute puffy stickers which surprisingly you can still get in store here and the fancy buttons from this collection are also still available here.

A cute little flower cluster and flair button and the page is done.

It was so fun to play along with Scrap The Boys this month and I’m super proud to be able to sponsor this great Aussie challenge blog so I do hope you get your entries in!

Lastly, a quick reminder that our Facebook group – CUT to YOU HQ has more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files so be sure to join us 🙂

Until next time,


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