Sunday, September 15, 2019

Say cheese to october | Sasha Biyanova

Hello, everyone!

It's Sasha here today! And this is my first autumn layout! And it's about our last year warm october and one little lover of bags)

He really loves all the bags of his sister) And takes one different bag with himself every walk)

So I've decieded to use the School Days Cut File with these cute photos where my son plays with his backpack)

I used autumn collection from "April paper" to make beautiful backpack with leaves!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Beginning Preschool | Kelly Janes

Hey there friends! Kelly back today with a new 12x12 layout using a previous Freebie Friyay Cut File, Summer Adventure.

I started in Cricut Design Space by hiding all of the letters within the cut file, using the contour feature. I then resized the image and cut it on a piece of patterned paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours Collection.

I then placed the cut file onto another piece of patterned paper from that same collection. I wanted the cut file to stand out a bit more from the background, so I used white gesso on the background paper to soften the design. I then moved onto embellishing.

I added quite a few embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours Collection that fit the theme of my photo that was taken at my son's preschool orientation. I had quite a bit of journaling for this layout so I took full advantage of the design of the cut file. I used the top portion of the banner for the title and then the other two curves for my journaling. I sometimes struggle with where to put my journaling on a layout, and the cut file really made the positioning easy!

Be sure to head to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the cut files, stamps, digital stamps and class! There are so many fun designs!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the new Leaves Are Falling cut file, paired with the Fall Favorites Digital Stamp Set.  Fall is my favorite season, so I could not wait to create a spread using these fun designs from The Cut Shoppe!

Today, I am documenting a photo of my sons, taken last fall.  I thought the colors worked well with the Pink Paislee Again & Again collection.

To begin the layout, I sized the cut file to fit in my TN album and cut it out using white cardstock.  Next, I cut out the letters of the word "FALL" using a pink floral paper.  Rather than backing the cut file, I decided to use dimensional foam to add the letters.  I love how the cut file pops against the woodgrain patterned paper!

To finish off this page, I created a small cluster in the bottom corner using a phrase sticker, ephemera tag, and puffy stickers.

For the other side of my spread, I added my photo and backed it with patterned paper and vellum.  I used a tag and some puffy stickers to embellish around the photo.  I printed the word "favorite" from the digital stamps onto some vellum, trimmed it out, and stapled it to the photo.

Next, I printed a circular piece from the stamp set onto some vellum and punched it out.  I printed a leaf design, also from the stamp set, onto some patterned paper and fussy cut it out.  I adhered it to the center of the vellum piece.  I love this added pop of color and texture!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the new digital stamps available at The Cut Shoppe.  They are perfect for using on their own on a project or pairing with a cut file.  See you again soon!

Thursday, September 12, 2019


We are excited about the NEW Cut Files in The Cut Shoppe store!!  There are some great Fall themed designs and a couple of other designs, that will look great on your projects!  Make sure you stop by the store.  You can find all of these Cut Files in our New Designs section.

And don't forget to tag @thecutshoppe on Instagram when you are sharing your projects, using our Cut Files.  You can also use the hashtag #thecutshoppe.  Your layout or project could appear in the second Newsletter of the month!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the gorgeous All Heart cut file

All Heart

I chose the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes for this layout and decided to do a reverse design on this layout, so I cut the design out from the spotted paper and then took the hearts out and put them aside. I then washi taped the background like a template to white cardstock. I took each heart and added them back in to the design like a jigsaw puzzle, I used foam tape to pop them all up and then took away the template once they were all back in. I love how it looks!

I added some pretty embellishments to enhance the design of my layout, I love the gold accents on the embellishments, they really match the colour of the photo. I added a wood veneer title that I have had in my stash for ages and I love how that looks.

The All Heart cut file is one of my all time favourite designs from The Cut Shoppe store. There is also also a remix of the same file where you can back the hearts instead of having them solid. It's such a versatile design and takes the guess work out of deciding on a design sometimes! 

Make sure to check out the store for all the awesome designs you can get! Don't forget once you have purchased the design they can be used over and over again and can be modified too!

Happy creating! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Happy Halloween

Hey everyone, Michelle here today sharing a new layout using the Go With The Flow cut file and the Happy Haunting collection from Simple Stories.  It's never too early for Halloween layouts right?

My daughter loves Halloween, so it's always a fun opportunity to get some great photos of her.  I love the look of this black and white photo against the oranges and pinks in this collection.

I layered the cut file to create a fun border on top of my layout.  I then backed it with pattern paper to create a chevron pattern.

I did take me a while to back this cut file but I just turned on a movie on Netflix and it felt like it went pretty fast!

All my layout needed after this was a few embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Guest Designer | Kathleen Graumuller

We are super excited to welcome our September Guest Designer, Kathleen Graumuller!  Kathleen's layouts are always beautifully done, and we couldn't wait to see how she used our Cut Files!  She created two amazing layouts, to share with us, today!

Hey everyone, it's Kathleen aka Scattered Confetti here and I am very excited (and grateful!) that Ashley asked me to be a guest on The Cut Shoppe Blog! 

Ashley was kind enough to let me select a few Cut Files I wanted to play with and I have to say, I was spoilt for choice and I had so many ideas right away!  I actually have two layouts to share with you today, because I was just really inspired by the Cut Files.

If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I absolutely love anything floral.  So it shouldn't come as a surprise that I used a flower Cut File (this one is Flower Power) for one of my projects ;).  I only own a Silhouette Portrait so I'm especially happy that Ashley offers her background Cut Files in 12x12 and 8.5x11.

I backed all the flowers with patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio's Just a Little Lovely collection and then added my photo and just minimal embellishing.  I think the Cut File is already such a big statement that this layout doesn't need much more!

For my next project I used the Open Letter Alpha Cut File.  I love a good font that's suitable for larger and smaller titles.  And this one is great for backing with patterned paper, which is what I'd usually do with a title.  For this one however, I had a different idea!

First I used some spray paints in Yellow, Orange and Pink to create a mixed media background.  I used the packaging technique to get a watercolor effect.  I wanted the color to be the backdrop for the letters.

Next I cut all the letters in the same size (about 1.75 in height) from white cardstock and arranged them in four rows so that I would be able to spell out I Love You.  I simply substituted the "O" for a heart that I made myself in the Silhouette software.

To make those three letters stand out, I used the inside pieces and colored them with the same spray paints that I used for the background.  Then I adhered them with foam squares for more dimension.

For some final touches I used a few pieces from the Just a Little Lovely collection and some Nuvo Drops.  I really didn't want to add much more so I wouldn't cover up the beautiful colors or the Cut File pieces.

That's it from me today!  I hope you enjoyed these projects and they inspire you to get creative with Ashley's beautiful Cut Files.  Thanks a lot for having me, Ashley!

Thanks so much for joining us Kathleen!!  Both layouts are so gorgeous!!  Make sure you are following Kathleen on Social Media!  You can find her on Instagram @scatteredconfetti, to keep up with all of her amazing work!