Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays with Kira

Hello friends!  Are you doing a December Daily this year?  It is my third year doing one!  I am working in a 6x8 format this year and using a wood cover from Color Cast Designs.  I decided to keep it simple this year with mostly pocket pages and the occasional full page layout.



Since I am doing mostly pocket pages, I wanted to add some fun textural elements in it, to keep with my personal style.  I thought a filler page with some hand stitching would be perfect to accomplish that. 

I used the free cut file, Celebrate the Season, offered on the 7th, you can find that here.  I loved the font for "Happy Holidays".  I used the draw feature on my Cricut to trace it on some scratch paper, then taped the scratch paper to a 6x8 piece of white cardstock.  Using an awl, I pierced holes along the drawn out cut file.



I am using mostly Merry Days by Crate Paper in my album, so I wanted the embroidery floss I chose to reflect that.  I picked out a dark green, mint green, red, pink and coral.  Then I randomly chose which areas would be stitched in what colors.



After stitching, I attached a piece of patterned paper to the reverse side of my stitching and machine stitched along the edge with my sewing machine.  Then I punched some holes and stuck it in my album!



Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Peace Love Joy | Marsha Farris

Hey TCS friends!  Marsha here again today sharing a new holiday layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the fun Peace & Joy cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.



I sized the cut file to fit in my traveler's notebook and cut it out using white cardstock.  I love how it pops against the red patterned paper!  I also cut out the snowflake pattern several times using vellum and layered it over the cut file, adding the snowflake cut out of white cardstock on top.



For the other page, I stitched the vellum snowflakes at the top and bottom of the page.  



I layered some patterned papers and crepe paper behind my photo, used a notebook punch to punch the edge of the paper, and chose to do a flip up using washi tape.  Next, I added the journaling to a tag behind the photo.  I added a few embellishments and called the layout done. 


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will check out the holiday cut files at The Cut Shoppe, perfect for all of your seasonal creating!




Friday, December 7, 2018

Very Merry Freebie Friyay - Celebrate the Season

We're kicking off our month long Very Merry Freebie Friyay gift to you!  All of our cut files this month are FREE, so make sure you visit the Blog every Friday to download the new design.  You can click on the image of the cut file to go to the download page.  Today, we have the Celebrate the Season cut file.  There are some fun phrases to add to your holiday projects and I've got a layout to share with you, using the Happy Holidays sentiment.


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I decided to use the December Days collection from Pinkfresh Studio for my layout.  I wanted my layout to have a graphic look, so I used a White card stock background, to make the colors from the collection really pop.  I cut the Happy Holidays phrase in the bottom corner of the card stock and then backed each letter with a patterned paper from the December Days 6x6 paper pad.


I wanted to have layered, scattered stars above the title so I cut a variety of sizes on my Cameo and randomly placed them on the background.  Since I had a star theme going on, I thought it would be fun to have a star shaped photo too.  You can see how I created my shaped photo in the Process Video below.


  
I finished the layout with a mix of embellishments from the December Days collection.  I filled in some of the open spaces between the stars with different products to create texture and dimension.



I hope you have fun using the Celebrate the Season cut file on your project!  And don't forget to check out the Holiday section in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for more Christmas themed cut files! 

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hello Summer

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share using the Untamed Heart cut file.   I used the Goldenrod collection from 1canoe2.  The colors and patterns were perfect for my photo!


I just used one patterned paper to back up my file.  I then stitched around the file to make it pop more.


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

mug shot | with orange gearle

Hi!  Orange Gearle here with my first Holiday layout of the season!  However, it's not really a holiday layout it's about friendship and coffee -- featuring the red cups that we all know and love!


I knew I wanted to tell this story about our red cup adventure so I searched The Cut Shoppe etsy store for a coffee cut file and found the  Java Script cut file. Perfect!  Here is a look at all of the elements in the cut file (I only used two)!




I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the "latte love" and "mugshot" files using black card stock. I also had my Cameo create little holes so I could easily stitch around my title. 



While my Cameo was making the hole for the stitching I also used the sketch pen to make my journaling go around my main grid area. 


I used up some of my stash for the embellishments -- an older Elle's Studio Christmas collection. The red cup card is an exclusive from a Clique Kit Christmas kit and that lovely flair is from {A Flair for Buttons}.


This was a fun one to put together! It came together quite quickly and I did make a process video if that's something that suits your fancy!



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



Monday, December 3, 2018

Flutterby Butterfly Love | Amanda Baldwin


Hi TCS Friends!

Welcome back for more cut file inspiration!
Amanda here, and today I am sharing a very pretty page with our fabulous Flutterby cut file! 
I just love butterflies, & pop them in a wreath and well, I'm one happy creator! 
Here's what I've made with this file today.....
"Hello, Sunshine"



Sigh! Isn't this just lovely?!
The Flutterby digital cut file is just so intricate and oh-so-beautiful!


Absolutey divine! 
You can find this incredible file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store HERE. 

Let's take a closer look at my layout....



I've teamed that amazing Flutterby file with the beautiful Pebbles Jen Hadfield: Along The Way collection & I think you'll agree that this is perfect combination! So.much.pretty!
I love the white on white look, & regularly cut our files in white cardstock to use on white backgrounds. I really like how this creates a clean and fresh look to layouts, and allows the cut file to be supported with bright pops of color - without being too busy on the eye!


I've backed half of the butterflies with that soft pink polka dot paper, gluing them perfectly into place. 


The other butterflies are backed a lil differently! I have traced the remaining butterflies with pencil onto that pretty golden yellow paper, cut them out and semi attached them to the Flutterby cut file. I love how they create that layered wing look! 



I've also dressed the Flutterby cut file with lots of pretty embellishments including die cuts, stickers and dots. 



To ensure my photo isn't lost amongst all those beautiful butterflies, I pop it into a frame before layering it onto the Flutterby file. Pretty!
Such a gorgeous layout for my gorgeous ballerina! 
I think you'll agree that the Flutterby digital cut file is a must have! 

I hope my layout has inspired you to add the Flutterby to your TCS collection today!

Thanks so much for visiting, 





Sunday, December 2, 2018

BRRR | A Snowy Layout!

Hello Lovelies, it's Theresa here with a snowy layout for you! It has been cold here in NC but no snow yet for us. I was inspired this month by the Quilting Square cut file, which you can purchase in the shop here!



Here is the layout to inspire you today.


The cut file reminds me of snowflakes, so I decided to work with a snow photo of our daughter Emberlynn in 2017. We had an unusual early snow in the beginning of December, so we were out in it several times having such a great time sledding! 


I was inspired by the Freezin' Season collection from Simple Stories, which has some of the best patterned papers! I cut out four of the Quilting Squares from plain white card stock and backed them with four different patterned papers.


I arranged the Quilting Squares so they are cascading down the page and adhered my photo on top of them. This is one way to invoke a feeling on this layout, the feeling of sledding down the hill. It also provides a great visual design on the page. 


I used some fun embellishments from the collection, plus a few wooden embellishments I had in my stash. I also journaled directly onto the patterned paper. This is a great way to journal and have it feel organic to your layout. The key here was to use underlining so it feels organized and pops on the page.


What a fun layout and a great story, using a really awesome cut file! I hope you will run over to the shop and grab it today! See you again soon.