Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Life Skill | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly here today to share a new layout using the Shining Star Cut File from The Cut Shoppe Store!

I started by sizing the cut file to 11.5" in Cricut Design Space and cut the cut file on a piece of white cardstock. I pulled the positive piece of the cut file (the image you see above) and just used the negative pieces (the pieces you would normally throw away) for my layout. I also used the star from the cut file as a template to trim my 3.5" photo into a star shape.

I went through my ribbon stash and grabbed a rainbow of colors. I then lightly attached the ribbon the the negative pieces of the cardstock using tape runner, and then stitched along the edge of each piece of paper. I also added hand stitching between each of the negative pieces of the cut file.

I decided to leave one of the spaces empty for my title and journaling. I taped that piece of the cut file to a scrap piece of paper and ran it threw my WRMK Typecast Typewriter to ensure that I would have perfect placement of the journaling. I added my title using Thickers from my stash.

I really debated on whether or not to embellish the layout any further. I felt like there was already so much going on with the different color ribbons, but decided to add a small clustering of embellishments in a few areas on the layout...staying with the tone on tone technique.

This layout was so fun to put together and I love thinking outside the box when it comes to using cut files! Have you ever tried to use just the negative pieces of a cut file?!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I Love You This Much | Iris Fox

Hello Lovelies, Iris hopping on to share a sweet layout all about the love my daughter has with her lovey.  As soon as I saw the THIS MUCH Cut File, it reminded me of a few photos of her hugging her Hippy, and I knew I had to create something special.

I got creative with some mixed media in the background. I used Ali Edwards acrylic paint in Columbine (aqua) and Cascade (white) mixed with Avery Elle Saphire liquid watercolor.   After I gessoed the white cardstock, I swirled the two shades of aqua/blue on, adding splotches of the paint as well.

Woven wallhangings are all the rage lately, and I was inspired by one I saw at IKEA to do a layout in that style.  I painted a wood skewer with the same blue color and added a blue trim to serve as the "hangar".  I masked a triangular area on my background where the hangar would be and then stamped two sentiments from the Felicity Jane Denise stamp set in matching colors in the masked area. (WPlus9 Lake House and My Favorite Things Nightshift Blue)
I cut the cut file around 2.5"x 4.5" out of a dusty aqua textured cardstock and hung it from my skewer with twine.  After matting the photo with pattened paper, I hung it to the right of the cut file title. Then I filled in the spaces across the layout with a variety of paper tags, trims, little embellishments, and sequins (strung together), all hung with the same twine.

Once I had everything placed where I wanted, I took a Dear Lizzy gold rub-on sheet and added a little sentiment in the space under the photo.  I also rubbed on gold hearts around the page.  For a final touch, I sprinkled gold Heidi Swapp color shine.
I'm always drawn to word and phrase cut files and like finding new ways to use them.  Here, I hung it vertically with twine to be part of my "wallhanging", and I left in unbacked so that all the yummy mixed media shines through.  Go to the shop for the THIS MUCH cut file and see what you can do with it.  So fun for any hugging photos!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Work Play Believe | With Theresa

Hello Lovelies, Theresa here with a layout filled with rainbows and butterflies! I am using the Over The Rainbow cut file for this layout about our daughter's first day of fifth grade!

Let's have a look at how I used it on my layout!

Our daughter Emberlynn is such a fan of rainbows and butterflies, so I took this opportunity to incorporate those elements into a layout for her. I cut the cut file using my Silhouette from plain white card stock (Bazzill) and gathered a few papers and embellishments from Vicki Boutin to finish out this layout.

The patterned papers I used are all Vicki Boutin except the pink paper, which is Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. The butterflies are from the Vicki Boutin ephemera pack, and the more I see them the more I adore them. I layered pink butterfly over pink paper, green butterfly over green paper, and yellow butterfly over yellow paper.

My title is a bit bold, created using title stickers from Shimelle Box of Crayons collection. I adhered them to follow the line of the rainbow, adding the dots in between each word for emphasis.

The top of the layout felt a little empty, so I added a simple banner and a pink flower and adhered those with my Tiny Attacher.

The final touch was my journaling, which I added around the rainbow from one side of the title to the other. I absolutely love how this turned out and think the cut file was the best inspiration! Have you picked this one up yet? We would love to see how you use it, be sure to share online and tag us! See you again soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Away to play | Sasha Biyanova

Hello everyone!!!

It's Sasha here today! Love our spring and summer walks! So this layout is about our children's playground where so many pathways to go))) And better alone, without mom)))

I've used the Away We Go cut file and placed the photo of my son in the heart) And I've cut out two another words because of the composition)

You know, I love simple layouts, not many embelishments, only the arrow, the ticket and the car))) And of course green and blue background for the Earth!

And I adore this additional title - zzz! Don't sleep mom, I am going away)))

 The land is just perfect!

Hope you were inspired!
Happy crafting!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer Adventure | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today sharing a spread in my Life Crafted Album using the Summer Adventure Freebie Friyay cut file.

For my layout, I mainly used the Crate Paper Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes.  To begin the spread, I cut out the cut file using white cardstock.   This is my "go to" for cut files- I just love the way it pops against patterned papers.  I decided to create a pocket and layered the cut file over it.  I tucked several ephemera pieces into the pocket, and I used some of the stickers from the collection to embellish the die cuts.

The photo I am documenting is of my grandmother and I, taken a few years ago.  It's one of my favorites of us, enjoying an afternoon at the beach.  I layered ephemera pieces behind the photo and embellished around the photo with chipboard and stickers.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe store and grab this fun Freebie Friyay cut file!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

NEW CUT FILES | I Love You This Much

I will admit, that I have a thing for large titles on my layouts.  If there's an opportunity to use one, I probably will.  And it just so happens, that there's an awesome large title cut file in today's NEW releases in The Cut Shoppe store.  I used the This Much cut file with the beautiful Pretty Little Studio Document Life collection, designed by one of our talented, former DT members, Heather Doolittle!

I wanted this layout to have a bright, graphic look.  I kept the cut file as large as I could and cut it from White cardstock.  Then I backed it with a rainbow patterned paper from the Document Life collection.  I love that it brings in all of the colors from the collection without being overpowering.  I kept contrast with the bright colors in the cut file, by using a Black & White subtle patterned paper for the background.

My photo is from a trip to NYC, earlier this year.  I thought it was perfect with the cut file, since it was a selfie of the whole family.  And since we were in Times Square, there were a lot of colors in the photo, so I changed it to black & white to make it coordinate better with the collection.  I created a border on each side of the photo with the fun, days of the week circle die cuts from Document Life.  Then for a pop of color, I placed a heart sticker at the bottom of each one.

I finished the layout by adding a few embellishments layered over the die cut.  I didn't want to cover up too much of the title, so I kept it pretty simple.  I had some cute epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio, so I added the number 10 to the "O" in you, to represent that I love my family 10 out of 10!!  :)  Then I placed a second epoxy flair under the photo, with the fun camera design.  You can never have too much flair!  At the end of the layout, I debated  whether I should add some splatters of Color Shine, but decided to keep it clean, in the end.

I hope you'll head over to The Cut Shoppe Store and grab the This Much Cut File.  And you can also find our other awesome designs in the store today!!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Down by the Sea - Joanna Bandelin

Hello friends, Joanna Bandelin here sharing a 12x12 beach themed layout. I used 2 cut files on this page for my design..and I LOVE the end result! I wanted to create a beachy scene to go along with the photo of my daughter playing in the sand. I used the Sand Castle & the Cloud Nine cut files.

I cut the Sand Castle and the Cloud Nine cut files on pattern papers and backed them both with white cardstock.

I freehand cut the tan paper to make it look like hills of sand and added some fussy cut stars and shells along with some chipboard pieces.

Mixing chipboard shells with fussy cut shapes gives lots of texture to my page. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get inspired to make some summer pages.