Hi Creative Friends,

I’ve got some more inspiration to share with you today, this page created for CUT to YOU using a new favourite cut file of mine, “My Sunshine” featuring my Miss C from a few years back.  I love scrapping these older pics as they remind me of a time when she was so so little.  They grow up way too fast right!

As soon as I saw this pic, I knew I wanted to create a fun, Summer style layout, my photo was already printed in black and white, so I really wanted to bring in the tones of Summer in my scrapbook supplies.  I pulled out the Endless Summer collection from Cocoa Vanilla, I love the tones in this collection and now it’s a few years old, really wanted to use it up!

Yes, I am still on my “New Years cleaning binge” and am really focused on using my supplies.  So I decided to pull out a 12 x 12 stencil.  It’s been FOREVER since I used one of these!  First, I added some soft coral Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist using the packaging technique, then positioned my stencil over the top and very lightly misted with some Pastel Mint Ayeeda Mist from 13arts.  Once that was dry, I took some white thread and my sewing machine and stitched over the ‘sun rays’ for added detail and dimension.

I’m in total love with this colour combo!  Next up, it was time to select a cut file from my huge collection.  This one is a newer design and fit the theme of my page perfectly.  I misted it lightly with the 13arts spray as well… trying hard to make the spray light and consistent.  Once that was all dry, it was time to back the bottom part of the file; I decided on this warm wood grain pattern.

Here you can see a close up of the backed cut file and my soft mint mist.

I positioned the cut file onto my preprepared background with some foam tape.  Then, it was just a matter of matting and mounting the picture and then I locked that into position with some foam tape as well.  I love lifting the photo off of the background of my pages, the dimension is really lovely.

All that was left to do was add in my sweet Summer embellishments.  I’ve included some super cute fabric clouds from Charm Creations – another little Aussie business; Charm hand makes all of her embellishments and I love them!  I’ve also added in some butterflies from the Endless Summer sticker sheet, a paper flower and some wooden elements as well as a flair button to finish.

Here is the cut files I’ve used:


Thanks for popping by today, I really do appreciate your support.  I love seeing what you make too with the cut files, so please if you haven’t already, visit – CUT to YOU HQ for more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files and show us your makes!

If you love a Summer themed layout, and are looking for more inspiration, you may also be interested in this recent blog post.

Until next time,


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