Saturday, September 24, 2016

Live Simply

Fall is my absolute favorite season and I am so excited about the recently released Leaf Pile background cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

For this project, I paired the Pinkfresh Indigo Hills collection with a photo from my backyard that I printed in black and white.

Because I was using a black and white photo, I decided to use a muted background while keeping the cut file mostly white. The Pinkfresh paper is very thick and cuts nicely; however, be sure to set your blade at about a 5 to cut all the way through.

I started by backing my photo with yellow paper for a pop of color and followed that with various die cuts and stickers.

Next, I cut the sentiments using a font in my word processing program and attached them with machine stitching.

I followed that with a few more embellishments to finish it all off.

The completed layout is understated in terms of the color palette, but packs a punch thanks to that fabulous Leaf Pile 12x12 background cut file.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you have been inspired to create! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Selfie time

Hi there! It's Flóra back today on The Cut Shoppe blog. My latest layout was made with the awesome Washi Love cut file set. Zinia's beautiful project really inspired me to try this cut file. 

First I cut out the washi stipes from different papers. I used monochrome and patterned papers as well. My idea was to create a backround from the colorful stripes, so I made an order. It was important to placed the vivid colors in the middle, so they guide the eyes to the photo.

I made a shaker pocket and filled up it with the tiny cut out pieces. The shaker pocket idea on a scrapbook layout comes from Suse Fish. I think it's so clever, I have long wanted to try. I backed the transparent packet with a piece of vellum, so it can pop out from the busy background.

Then I created my title and embellished my project. This time I also used stamped sentiments to complete my page.

That is it for today. Sure, I will use again and again the Washi Love cut file, as it's so cool. My favourite is the one with hearts. I can imagine it could be super cool in a real washi size. :-) Visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for more awesomeness. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

Those are some of my favorite words, even though Fall can be short lived around here.  So we take what we can get!!  I love to photograph pumpkins during the fall, because they are the perfect fall icon and two, they are my favorite color.  I couldn't wait to use some of the new fall cut file sets, so for this layout I went with the Oakley Avenue cut file and the Hello Fall cut file.

I've still been hoarding the Cedar Lane collection from Pink Paislee since last year.  It is a gorgeous fall collection, and I wanted to use a mix of the patterned papers.  I enlarged the Pie Chart shape from the Oakley Avenue cut file set and backed it with a mix of papers from the 6x6 paper pad.  Then I cut the Goodbye Summer Hello Fall title from the dark wood grain paper to contrast against the lighter colors.

I balanced the layout, by adding my photo to the right side of the pie chart shape and a cluster of fussy cut flowers on the left.  I also wanted some pops of color around the outside edge of the circle, so I fussy cut all of the little leaf shapes and placed them around the circle.

The Oakley Avenue cut file set and the Hello Fall cut file set are now available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, along with the Leaf Pile background cut file.  And, if you're wondering, the Oakley Avenue cut file set coordinates with the Oakley Avenue collection I am releasing with Pretty Little Studio!  Pre-orders are shipping between September 21-October 4th and the collection will be available to retail customers on October 5th!  Visit the Pretty Little Studio shop to check it out!

And don't forget, you can still purchase our newest products in TCS Etsy storeGhost Town Digital/Printable Scrapbook collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneers and Halloween Acrylic Shape!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Love Life!


Nathalie here with a new layout for the Cut Shoppe.  For this page, I used the picture of my littles (niece and nephew )  as inspiration for the background of the page.

Since the picture is of my littles on the airplane ride at an indoors fair;  I chose the Give it Whirl cut file to replicate the rotor at the front of the plane.  I created a  grid with the image, and backed the cut-out with  papers from the Fancy Free collection (I chose to color block the papers in the background).

To create the title, I am using the "Words to Live By" cut file.   I chose the first image on the cut file, but played a bit with the image so that the title reads in a horizontal fashion, instead of  the vertically, like in the original design.

This page was so easy to put together ( I think the stitching on the circles is what took a bit longer, but it was worthy), and i love how the soft colors (and all the white space) highlight the happiness of my littles. as they enjoyed the ride.  

a close up to the details on the  background of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project.   Don't forget to also visit the Cut Shoppe's Etsy store,  there are new cut files coming soon, but there are lots of inspiration to be found in all the other cut files in the store.  Remember to link any project that uses The Cut Shoppe's products to this blog.  We love to see what you create with them.

Take Care,

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello There!

Hi! Irit here with a new project using some fun cut files from The Cut Shoppe. Here's my finished project-

I used these cut files-


I used the Washi Love with white cardstock and backed it with patterned papers.

For my embellishments I layered and welded images from Oodles Of Doodles.

And my Hello There title is from Everyday Essentials. I love the subtle look of white on white.

Thanks for visiting and make sure you check the Cut Shoppe for these cut files and many more!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Guest Designer | Devra Hunt

Happy Monday everyone!  We've got an awesome Guest Designer to introduce to you today, Devra Hunt!  I have be online friends with Devra for a loooonnngggg time!  We met years ago on the Creating Keepsakes Message Board, and she is an amazing scrapper!  Before we take a look at Devra's layout, let's get to know a little bit more about her.

Hey there! My Name is Devra Hunt. I live in Seattle, WA with my husband, two teenage boys and of course, or dog Snickers.  Playing with paper, scissors and glue keeps me sane, and also gives me a way to provide proof of our crazy family life. I love the flexibility of cut files and use them all the time. Besides scrapbooking, other things that make me happy are reading and baseball. 

Thanks so much for joining us Devra!  Now let's see what she has created, using the Sketchy Scallops background cut file!

I dont know about you, but back to school feels like the start of a new year to me. The summer is all about family, September is all about getting back to me. This layout is a playful way of reminding myself how I feel right now.

I started by scaling the file to about 9"x9".  I like to alter things to suit my needs. I took the finished file, then cut it apart so I could layer the scallop strips. I used them above the photo upside down, 

and below my photo, right side up.

The layered scallops turned out exactly as I has imagined and they added just the right touch to my page. 
What an awesome way to use the cut file Devra!  We love your layout!  You can find more of Devra's amazing work by visiting her Blog, My Creative View!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This Way To Fabulous

Hello there, friends! Enza here today with a new layout featuring The Open Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store. The picture I chose makes me smile. My oldest daughter is so fun to hang out with. As a matter of fact, she came up with the title for the layout (that says it all for me! HA!).

 My idea was to modify the cut file a little bit by splitting it in half diagonally. To do that, I deleted the open areas of the hearts in the lower right portion of the cut file. I also decided to give it a different color in order to make it stand out more.

Same thing with the top. I only backed some of the hearts with a mix of beautiful patterned papers from the Felicity Jane's Next Stop and Happy Day kits.

A few embellishments and some gold mist finished the layout.

I hope you felt inspired. Don't forget to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to get this and many more amazing cut files.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!