Cut Out + Keep was launched in 2007. Completely independent and DIY, the site is the online community for making and sharing step-by-step craft tutorials. Today, the site hosts thousands of craft projects for a wide range of crafts, with new members joining and adding fresh content daily.
"In 2003, I started my first blog and called it Cut Out + Keep. It was a bit like a scrapbook, where I would write about my life, post photos and share recipes and tutorials for the things I was making, so the name was very appropriate. I have always loved being creative and trying out new crafts, so the blog gave me somewhere to show off my work and get feedback from like-minded crafters.
By the end of 2006, the site hosted over 200 of my tutorials and I was receiving emails daily from readers, who were also making crafts and wanted to show off their results. Tom and I realised that there were lots of other creative people out there and we wanted to create a place for them to show off their work too and share their knowledge. We worked hard on a new site and by late 2007, we launched the brand new Cut Out + Keep, an interactive community, where readers could sign up, create a profile, post projects, chat and make friends. We added a craft blog, board and online entertainment magazine called Snippets.
Titled the 'Rockstar Issue', the first issue of Snippets featured an interview with rock band Placebo, beauty tips from burlesque star Missy Malone, a competition and a number of other creative articles. With an army of awesome writers, we have been publishing bi-monthly issues ever since, with themes including fashion, music, art, comic books, horror and vintage & retro. We've interviewed an awesome selection of bands, celebrities, artists and creators and aim to showcase the best in indie and DIY.
Today, the site sees dozens of new projects added daily, craft find blogs, projects from Crafty Superstars, interviews, competitions and lots of fun chat on our boards. So come and join in the fun and get crafty!"