Monday, June 25, 2018

♥True Love Captured | Shannon Morgan♥

Happy Monday! 

I'm sharing a layout of my sweet Lucy with you today. She loves laying in the sun, often reluctant to come in the house, she throws herself down in the yard and refuses to get up. I laugh every time she does it and finally got some good pictures of her pouting. 

I created this layout using the Say Cheese cut file:

Here's a close up of some of the awesome cut files available in this set:

Thank you for letting me share!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and keep checking the blog for amazing inspiration ♥

Sunday, June 24, 2018

My Tribe by Jill

Hey crafty friends, it's Jill with a new mixed media layout featuring the Flock of Feathers file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!

I began this layout by covering my 12x12 white cardstock with clear gesso; once dry, I added tons of different spray ink colors.  I would add the color in a few spots on the cardstock, dry it with a heat tool, then add another layer of color.

I cut the Flock of Feathers file as large as I could on my Silhouette, also from white cardstock.  I wanted those beautiful feathers to pop off the mixed media background.  I trimmed about a half inch off the colorful background; the feathers and mixed media paper were then adhered to patterned paper, and I used my sewing machine to stitch around the perimeter.

Anytime I do a large background file I tend to keep the other embellishments simple.  After adding my photo to the page I placed a few die cuts around it.

I added a few cross-shaped die cuts around the page too.

This is a photo of my niece and I at a rap show, and I thought the funky colors of the photo meshed well with the mixed media work.

Thanks so much for stopping by TCS blog today!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stay Colorful | Donna Espiritu

Hello, crafters! Donna here with my take on one of The Cut Shoppe's files, "The Untamed Heart" cut file.

I love how super cute my layout turned out!

I cut the file twice. I cut the file first using the papers from the Stay Colorful collection by Dear Lizzy. 
Then I matted the colorful triangles with a white cardstock. I lifted some of the edges of the triangles so it's not totally flat on the surface.
I mounted the photo on foam tape and placed a mixture of flat/layered stickers and chipboards as embellishments. Using a black Micron pen, I wrote the journaling around the heart.
Lastly, I splattered pink, coral and white misting sprays while the photo is covered, for some messy texture.

That's all for now and I hope you liked my layout!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,

Friday, June 22, 2018

Be YOU | Helen Gullett

Hello everyone... Helen is here today with a baby scrapbook project to share with you all that I created using the Just Be You cut file, Be Mine cut fileRosey Posey cut file, and Gallery Wall cut file.

I have been putting this project aside for a while and when I joined the team, I am jumping back into scrapbooking :) I hope I can get more layouts done this season. I used Smash Book for my daughter's baby book.

On this page, I used the Be Mine cut file to add the title on top of the baby picture. I secured it with fabric botton. For the background, I added some paper doily, patterned paper, and washi tapes. I embellished this page with some foliage gems, butterflies cut outs, and some fabric flowers. I doodled the tracks for the butterflies using white gel pen.

I cut out the Rosey Posey cut file after I resized it. I used watercolor paper and then colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens and Wink Of Stella Brush Pen for extra glitter and sparkles. I wish my camera could capture the sparkles on the flower. And then, I set it aside to dry while working on the next page.

On this page, I cut out the Just Be You cut file using black cardstock, and then I colored it with Gold Paint Marker and traced the edge with White Paint Parker. They are acrylic paint markers and they dry quickly. I added the cut out on the page with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I resized one of the arrows from Gallery Wall cut file and then cut it out of white cardstock and added it on the page right below the title with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I added a piece of white cardstock on the back of the Rosey Posey flower with dries-clear adhesive, fussy cut the extra paper, and then added it on top of the arrow with adhesive glue.

The pages are done. I hope you all enjoy today's project and be inspired to create with The Cut Shoppe cutting files.

Here are the preview of cutting files I used on my layouts today where you can find them all at The Cut Shoppe Store :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

stay magical | orange gearle

Hi Orange Gearle here with a fun layout for you! I am using the Bermuda Triangle cut file and a bunch of items from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. Here is my layout:

Here is a closer look at the cut file:

Here are a few close-ups:

I love these wonky triangles! I backed them all with little bits of paper, mainly from the 6x6 paper pad. I love backing cut files in this manner because it's a great way to get lots of color on a page and usually not be too overwhelming. :-)  It did take a quite a while to do, but it isn't difficult, and you can sit and watch TV, listen to music, or have conversations with family while you do it. 

I left a few of the triangles empty just for something different. I used a few pieces of ephemera and also fussy cut a few extra butterflies for a few little clusters on the page.

For my journaling I used my Silhouette Cameo and a sketch pen to "type" the journaling around the square. That was a new technique to me and I like how it turned out!

Finally, I added some tangled thread, some sequins and a few other little bits and called it done. I did make a process video if that is something suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!  XO o.g.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shello! Layout | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie back again with another 12x12 layout to share with you! This time I'm using another one of the newest items available in the store: The Beach Bum cut file set.

As soon as I saw the shell cut file, I knew I had to make a page with it. I love anything to do with the ocean so this cut file set is one I will get a lot of use out of!

I cut the shell from white cardstock and sized it to approximately 8x8 inches, as I wanted it to be the stand-out image on this layout. I backed each section of the shell with different patterned papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection.

I love backing cut files with patterned paper, as it helps all of the contrasting patterns and colours on the papers work together... It's a totally foolproof technique!

I created a land/sea scene around the shell, and made sure all of the scenic elements and my photo were touching the shell. This creates a more cohesive design as the large cut file helps join all of these separate elements together.

I hope you're inspired to grab The Beach Bum set for yourself and create lots of Summer pages!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Globe Getter Layout | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie here! I have a 12x12 layout to share with you today, using one of the new cut files available in the TCS store: The Globe Getter.

Before sending the cut file to my die-cutting machine, I edited the file a little. I used the knife tool to separate the 'O' globe from the rest of the letters and made it about twice as large. I wanted the cut file to not only take up the width of the page but also the height, which helped fill out the page to create a more balanced design on this 12x12 layout size. 

I love using 'wordy' cut files on my layouts because it means that I can back each letter with a different patterned paper. It's fun to use loads of different patterns to create a really neat but colourful design. I used papers from various Crate Paper collections to back the letters and the globe.

And of course I ended up hand-stitching around the white borders to give some more texture and dimension.

I clustered most of the embellishments around the letters, to create a cute and whimsical look. I also cut a "swoosh" curved line (not sure what else to call it!) and glued an aeroplane sticker to the end which made it look like the aeroplane is flying around the world!

And finally I used a geotag chipboard sticker to mark where my photo was taken - I love how the globe is not just a decorative element but it's also practical!!