Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Be Still My Heart

Hello, it's Melissa here back with my second post for October!  For this layout I knew I wanted to use the flower on the Girl Stuff cut file, and create a daisy chain.  I drew a large circle on Silhouette Studio, and used it as a template to place the flowers.  Once I placed them, and they're not perfect, I welded them together.  It took some effort to get them positioned, but its worth it!  My layout is about my youngest and how she had to have all her new clips in her hair!  I used Cocoa Vanilla's Hello Lovely collection.

I popped up the centres of the flowers with dimensional foam.

I kept all other elements of the layout within the daisy chain.

I even managed to keep my splatters within the daisies!!

Here is the Girl Stuff cut file, and you can purchase it here in the Etzy Shop.  If you don't have digital die cutting machine you can also purchase this one pre-cut; check out the link to see a photo.

Thanks for looking!  See you in November :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Boo!

Hi crafty friends! Kelly here today sharing a fun Halloween layout using the Ghost Town Digital Collection and the Wicked Fun Cut File.

For my layout today I knew I wanted to use multiple images from the Ghost Town Digital Collection! I used my wide format printer to print a 12x12 pattern paper from the collection to use as my background. I then used the Print Then Cut feature on my Cricut Explore for a few of the ephemera pieces included within the collection. Keep in mind there are maximum sizes for the Print Then Cut feature. For easy reference I've created a diagram posted below. You can also find more information on Cricut's Website.

I also used the "patterns" feature within Cricut Design Space to cut the bat from the Wicked Fun Cut File. I love this feature within DS because it allows me to size the patterns to fit within the image. This way I don't have to print the entire pattern on a sheet of cardstock! I've included how to use the "patterns" feature in my process video.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to scrapbook. I think it's because I only create a few pages a year and then I tuck away all of the papers, ephemera, photos, etc so when I grab my Iris container (okay let's be's containers...not container ha!) it is like seeing new product for the first time! Fun products like the cut files and ephemera pieces just add to the fun!

Here's the process video I promised! I have also had multiple requests to create a video showing how to upload cut files from The Cut Shoppe into Design Space from start to finish. That is coming within the next couple weeks so keep your eye on my YouTube channel!

Thanks so much for joining me today!!

Monday, October 24, 2016


Hello! Mandy with you today, sharing a layout using the Open Your Heart background cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

I couldn't wait to document this sweet photo of my two girls together! They are ten years apart, but they are so close, and I love seeing how much they adore one another. I think this photo really captures their special bond.

The Open Your Heart background cut file was perfect for this page!

The Open Your Heart background cut file is available in 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

I cut it from white cardstock, and then added some foam tape underneath to give it some dimension. I love the shadows that this creates!

My layout features patterned papers and embellishments from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection.

Here are a few closeups...

I created a cluster on the bottom left hand corner of the photo that includes some flowers that I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers, as well as some stickers from the Cute Girl collection, and a silicone charm from Felicity Jane.

On the top right hand corner of the photo I added a Charms Creations heart. I tucked another fussy cut flower underneath the heart, and finished it off with a Crate Paper word sticker.

I created a third point of interest in the top right hand corner of the layout. You'll notice that the three embellishment clusters are positioned diagonally across the page so that the viewer's eye is drawn down towards the photo. This is where I added my title, as well as some more Crate Paper Cute Girl stickers. I finished the layout off with a few sequins.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today and taking a look at my layout! If you like to use background cut files on your layouts, you'll find this one, as well as many more, in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Snuggle

Hello everyone!

Nathalie here with you today to share a new fall layout for the Cut Shoppe using three cut files from the store:  Boys Rule, Leaf it to Me, and Oakley Avenue.

For this layout, I started by using the scribbled star  image  of the Boys Rule cut file to create the circles on the background ( i just cut out the star on the file),  I backed the circles with vellum, and added some hand stitching around the edge of the circle.  The leaf shapes of the Oakley Avenue, and Leaf it to Me  cut files were used to create all the leaves in the design.

I used vellum, and papers from Ashley Horton's Oakley Avenue collection for Pretty Little Studio  to  create, and back the leaf cut-outs (from the Leaf it to Me, and Oakley Avenue cut files).   The rest of the embelishments come from the Oakley Avenue collection. 

I hope this inspire you all to visit the Cut Shoppe Etsy store, and pick some of  the many designs available.  There is so many to choose from  that can be used to document your memories.   Remember to link your finished projects to the blog, or tag The Cut Shoppe when you share your projects on social media (#thecutshoppe).  We love to see what you are creating!

Thank you for visiting today.

See you all soon!

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hi Everyone! Michelle here today with a fun new layout featuring one of the new cut files released in The Cut Shoppe this week - The Midnight Hour. 

This little Aussie family isn't big on Halloween, and we're currently in the middle of a very cold Spring season, so most of the current Cut files were a little tricky to use. However this super awesome 12x12 cut file made up of stars looked like it was going to be fun to create with.  The collection I've used for this layout is the stunningly beautiful Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, made up of some of my favourite bright colours.

To start the layout, I cut the entire design out on white cardstock, then saved all the extra star pieces from the middle of the whole stars. Next I went back to silhouette studio and removed 1 single star from the design, the one with the empty centre, and enlarged it to fit the page. This took a couple of cuts to ensure I had the right placement to be able to use the extra cut piece over the top, without having to chop any edges off. 

Once all cuts were complete, I layered a piece of pattern paper with the full 12x12 stars cut out over the top, then the enlarged star cut sheet on top of that. I've sewn around the edge of the star for a little extra detail, then added the larger star cut out over the top with some foam tape for dimension.

I kept the photo stack pretty basic with two pattern papers and a couple of label stickers, then a cluster of ephemera from the collection pack and more stars to the top right.

I've used pieces of the stars cut file that weren't going to show through the large star design in the top and bottom corners. This creates a diagonal design on the layout, and helps to draw the eyes attention across the page. I layered more pieces of ephemera from the collection to finish it off each corner.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you've found my layout inspiring. 
Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle xx

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween with Ghost Town

Hi Girls! It's Flóra here with a Halloween themed layout. Even if we don't celebrate Halloween sometimes we carve pumpkin lamps. I decided to document our first pumpkins. This happened in 2011 and it's a really sweet unforgettable memory. This color palette is not my favourite, but I like the result.  

For the 8.5x11 scrapbook layout I used the Ghost Town collection designed by Ashley Horton. I really love it as it's something different as all the other Halloween collections out there. So fresh, colorful and fun, but it has still Halloween spirit.

I also used Ashley's Happy Halloween Wood Veneer Set on my layout. I like the size, they are super cute.

I printed the background on a A4 sized paper and with a black cardstock stripe I completed to 8.5x11. All the die cuts were printed as well. With Silhouette print & cut function is very easy, fast any comfortable. The result is professional. 

That was it for today. I hope you like my new Halloween layout. Don't forget to check The Cut Shoppe store for more Halloween cut files and goodies. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jedi Master

Halloween is almost here, and we've got some new cut file sets in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store that are perfect for documenting your Halloween memories!  My layout today, features a photo of our furry family member, Baxter.  We recently stopped at Pet Co., and the doggie Halloween costumes were calling out for a model.  After several different ones, Yoda was picture worthy!  I thought the new Midnight Hour background cut file was a perfect complement to the photo.

I knew I wanted to use the design in the background, but I didn't want to make it the full background of the layout.  So I decided to cut a large star design from White cardstock, and then added The Midnight Hour cut file behind it.  I also layered a subtle patterned paper behind the cut file, to complete the look.  And I can't have a layout without machine stitching, so I stitched around the large star shape.

I also thought it would be fun to tilt my photo, title and embellishments to flow with the tilt of the large star shape.  I used a mix of Crate Paper collections, including After Dark and Gather.  Sounds like an odd combo, but the designs on the Gather patterned papers were generic enough to fit right in with the embellishments from the After Dark collection.

I finished the layout with a few Happy Halloween wood veneers, that are also available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.  And I splattered a bit of Black Color Shine over the layout, to tie everything together!

We've got everything you need for your Halloween projects, so stop by TCS Etsy store to check out all of the Halloween cut files, Ghost Town Digital/Printable collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneers, and Halloween Acrylic.  Here's a look at all of the new cut file sets, you'll find in the shop today.
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