Friday, July 20, 2018

Doxie Love | Shannon Morgan

Shannon here, sharing this layout featuring my spoiled dogs who feel the need to sniff every blade of grass in our yard every single day (multiple times) and then look at me with great disdain when I ask them to come in. You can see in the second layout that they actually contemplated listening to me for a moment. Of course I had to document this, and use some of The Cut Shoppe's awesome files for the perfect embellishment. 

Rock and Lucy have forcibly made me spend time outside in the sun. In the summer. 
They are lucky I love them as much as I do. 

Here's the great TCS files that I used for this layout:

As always, there's close ups for you to see of the super fun cut files:

Make sure you keep checking the blog for new files, freebies and inspiration from the talented design team!


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cool In The Pool Layout | Elsie Robinson

Hey everyone, it's Elsie here! Did you know that The Cut Shoppe offers a free cut file every month, right here on the blog? I love a big, bold title and so this months cut file is one I just had to make a layout with! You can click this link to find the free 'Cool In The Pool' cut file.

For my layout, I oversized the cut file to make it stretch across the entire page, and I rotated it slightly which I find created a more balanced design, and I cut it from white cardstock.

I then backed each letter with a different patterned paper, to create a really colourful design. Also because these letters are so big they're the ideal spot to back with a photo.

To make the cut file stand out even more, I used a brick patterned paper as my background. I love how much of a statement this makes!

And finally I went a little crazy with a lot of pool/summer themed embellishments, because big title designs are ideal for stash-busting because you can create a lot of embellishment clusters.

I had so much fun making this page, so I hope you also are inspired to create a layout using this cut file!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

let love grow | orange gearle

Hello! Orange Gearle here with a new spread in my Traveler's Notebook. I used THREE different items from The Cut Shoppe

This layout is in my "junk journal" style TN that I made with patterned papers. Some of my pages are smaller -- and this left side was perfect for my title! I used the Super Star Alpha for part of my title. Did you know that The Cut Shoppe has Traveler's Notebook files? For the right side, I used the heart decorative page from Love Rules Traveler's Notebook!   They are sized perfectly for a standard TN, and I love the extra fun they add!  Finally I used the printable available in the shop called The Road Trip. Even though this isn't about a road trip, I couldn't resist those cute flowers! They were perfect for this one!  Here's a look at the cut files I used.

Here are a couple of close up photos of my project:

This alpha. I know I am going to use this over and over again. I love the stars!! 

I also made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!

Thank you so much for stopping by! XO o.g.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Really? | Kelly Janes

Hey there friends! Kelly back with you today sharing a new 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Summer Vibes Cut File.

I loved the diagonal design of this text print patterned paper that I used as my background, and I knew I wanted my layout to go in the same direction. So I tilted my photos along with the embellishments to fit the flow of the paper, but I felt something was still missing.

I went through my cut file collection and came across the Summer Vibes Cut File. I cut two large palm leaves from a striped patterned paper and tucked them alongside the photos. I love the extra pop of color and how the leaves help fill up the page. I LOVE the summer feel of this layout!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Shine On Layout with Neftali

Happy Monday lovely readers, it’s Neftali here today to share a fun layout using mainly Cutfiles! 

I know it’s fun to always bring out our stash to create with the gorgeous TCS cutfiles, but have you ever created a layout using only cutfiles? Well, let’s get into today’s layout share!

For this particular layout I used the Floral Arrangement cutfile that wasn’t live on the shop on the 28th of June. 

These beautiful florals had me thinking which way I could use them on my layout. I thought about backing them with some pretty patterned papers. But then I remembered I have just recently received some glitter pastes in pretty much the perfect colors for a floral arrangement. So I went for it, and simply spread the glitter paste using 4 different colors. 

For the base of my page, I used some gelatos as watercolors to add a bit of color to my page. I then added some gold splatters and waited for that to dry.

Once it was dry, I stuck my flowers and leaves in a diagonal shape and quickly added my photo. One of me a couple of years back when I had purple hair and was having fun using some filters. It’s always great to scrap older photos I’ve been holding onto for some time!

The final touch was my title from the Vicki Boutin Thickers which went so well with all the fun glitter on my page! 

So friends, I want to challenge you all to try out a layout where you use minimal supplies to make your cut files the main attraction! 

I can’t wait to see what you make. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

L.O.V.E. | Donna Espiritu

Hello, The Cut Shoppe fans! Donna here today with a new project using a couple of cut files from the store and the free Printable if you join The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot FB group.

Free Printable!!! Join TCS Scrap Spot FB Group to download!

Instead of a scrapbook layout, I tried my hand again at a TN spread. I made it really simple as I wanted to make the cut files stand out.

I backed the LOVE cut file with a transparency sheet with glitter confetti design. It's a bit hard to capture but some of the tiny pieces of confetti have sparkles.

I just cut a few pieces of The Flower Power background cut file and layered a couple beneath the photo. I kept the embellishments simple and didn't use foam tape to keep it flat since I'd be adding more spreads in the future.

I did splatter some watercolor for some messy texture. The colors in the free printables are perfect for my Clique Kits June Horizon kit.

A scatter of sequins and itty bitty word art stickers completed the spread.

That's all for today! I hope you all liked my project. Would love to hear your thoughts so don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Shine On by Jill

Hey TCS friends, it's Jill with another page using an adorable background file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!  This layout features the A Walk In The Clouds 12x12 background file and a sweet picture of my Q, basking in the sun.

I didn't want to cover the entire background paper, so I cut this file slightly smaller this time; I've used these adorable clouds before and loved the look of them full size at 12x12, but I felt like smaller was better this time around.

I backed a few of the open cloud cuts with a floral pattern, but wanted some of the pretty background paper to show through as well.  

My photo is 3x4 and I layered a few coordinating papers behind it, then framed the whole piece with a die cut frame.  I added a few chipboard pieces on this layout as well.

The title is a phrase from some glitter Thickers, I added the date and kept the rest of the page super simple.  With all the patterns and the fun cloud cut file, I felt like I had enough on this layout.

Thanks for checking out my latest layout for TCS!  Go on and get crafty ;)