Sunday, August 18, 2019

too cool for school | iris fox

Hello fellow cut file fans!  Iris here with a back-to-school layout using not one, but two recent cut files: School Days and Too Cool for School.

It's not easy to find school products that compliment the purple both my daughter and her boyfriend are wearing in the photos, but I happened to have this multi-colored lined paper from Shimelle's Sparkle City.  It was kismet.  I left the branding strip to ground the page and cut off from the top to make it 12x12.

My idea was to create a doodley background, having the two cut files cut in black to be part of the doodles, so I cut both from black cardstock. Too Cool for School is cut 6 inches high and the backpack is 3 inches high.

I strategically placed the backpack diagonally from the title, and a speech bubble-shaped clip at the top, giving me a visual triangle of deep black outlined elements. Then I gathered lots of fun embellishments that would go with teens at school and complemented the colors, from a variety of manufacturers. I scattered them them along the diagonal starting from the bottom left going up to the top right.  

I nestled my journaling under the photos between a cluster of embellishments and the title.  I then stamped some doodles and phrases from Crafty Jen Schow's Here for It stamp to fill in spaces between embellishments and to add a little bit of layering.  The date fit snuggly within the speech bubble.  The final touch was to sprinkle purple acrylic paint.

With back-to-school season in full swing, you'll want to stop by The Cut Shoppe to grab some fabulous back-to-school cut files!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

be the light | orange gearle

Hello!  Orange Gearle here with one file -- but two projects!  Today I am using the Be The Light cut file for two off-the-page projects. Here are my projects!

Here is the Be The Light file?

The word I chose as my "word" this year is Light!  When I saw this cut file I wanted to plaster it on everything!  I settled for two things (so far). I used vinyl to make myself a skin for my computer. I cut out the center of the lightbulb in yellow for extra pop!

I also made a t-shirt that I will wear proudly!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to look at using cut files not just for paper projects -- but also to take it off the page! XO o.g.

Friday, August 16, 2019

"Adventure" with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  Here's a look at my layout:

I started with a photo of my youngest son on one of our daily adventures around the duck pond.  We go so often that he got into the routine of going a certain way every time.  So when I was choosing my cut file, I decided to go with Going My Way

I cut it on white cardstock and then adhered it to a pale pink ombre background.  I positioned it slightly off center, just to add some more visual interest. 

I positioned my photo towards the lower half of my layout, and then built an embellishment cluster to the left of it. 

I added my title on top of the cluster and added some feathers below it, since we were looking at the ducks in the photo. 

I added a second embellishment cluster in the top right.  I finished off the entire layout with some black splatters. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

You are my sun | Sasha Biyanova

Hey, friends!

Sasha is here today))) My new layout is just about my little girl and her love to be a kitty almost every time in the park. I used Fair Fun Cut File like a symbol of our amusement park where this photo from)

And some details of the layout: I added little pieces of papers to the back of the cut file))) And I love most of the cut files for the chance to play with tiny parts of the remaining paper.

My title is the quote and I like it!!!

I took this background because it's blue like a sky))) And all the bugs reminds me about summer days)))

Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Back to School | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! It's back to school time and my kiddo recently started middle school! AH! I don't even know where the time has went, but I did know that I needed to document this moment! The Photo Album Cut File was the perfect cut file to use with the photos I took at Back to School Night!

I started by cutting the Photo Album Cut File on a green patterned paper. I then took multiple school themed 4x6 Project Life style cards and backed the cut file. I placed fun foam behind the entire cut file and then adhered it to a 12x12 patterned paper.

I positioned my photos along with multiple school themed products around the photos. I have an iris container full of school themed products that I break out each year to document these memories. I LOVE being able to use my stash!! I kept my journaling short and sweet and added it in a couple places on the layout.

This cut file is so fun & I love how easy it made using multiple photos! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the cut files, digital collections and the newly released class!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

So Sweet | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Cut Shoppe friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a super fun layout using the awesome NEW Fair Fun cut file!

As soon as I saw the Fair Fun cut file I just knew it had to be paired with some of my leftover Carousel collection from Crate Paper. 
Fair Fun

I went ahead and started backing the design with different patterned papers as well as some vellum to give the illusion of being able to see through the Ferris Wheel. I then used one of the Ferris Wheel transparent embellishments for the centre and popped the whole cut file up using some craft foam.

To enhance each of the carriages, I added a star embellishment to draw attention to them. My photo is of my sons at Luna Park here in Sydney, Australia. They both had never eaten Fairy Floss (cotton candy) before so they absolutely loved how huge these were! The pom pom embellishments from this collection reminded me of the fluffiness of it haha!
This cut file is suited to any kind of theme, not just a fair! You could use it for a girl or boy page, travelling...just about anything! I love how it can be layered over and still give a great effect. You could even try adding embellishments underneath the vellum for a different effect!
Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for all the awesome new cut files as well as all the other awesome ones! You will definitely find something in store to suit your next project!

Happy creating!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Grateful Heart | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today with a fun traveler's notebook layout.  I used the new Background Check TN Decorative Page cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

For this layout, I mainly used the Everyday Musings and Joyful Day collections by Pinkfresh Studio.  To begin the spread, I cut out the frame portion of the cut file using white cardstock.  I then backed each section with a different patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pads.  The smaller patterns in these paper pads are perfect for backing cut files!  Next, I adhered the cut file to a piece of woodgrain patterned paper and a cardstock base, trimmed to fit in my album. 

I added ephemera, cardstock stickers, and puffy stickers to embellish the frames, using foam dots to add dimension to some of the pieces.

For the other side of the layout, I layered patterned papers behind my photo and used ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish around the photo.  

A white acrylic piece from Color Cast Designs, layered over a tag, worked perfectly as a title for the spread.

I love how this page came together using this traveler's notebook cut file!  

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you will check out this and the other fun cut files available in The Cut Shoppe store!