Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Best Dad | Mandy Melville

Hello everyone!

Mandy here today to share a layout using the new Geo Frame cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I documented a recent photo of my hubby with my son, and I wanted to make this layout about how I think Andrew is an awesome Dad to our kids!

Geo Frame

I started my layout off by trimming down a sheet of white cardstock to about 9 1/2 inches square, and I adhered it to the middle of a patterned paper from the Cocoa Vanilla 'Boys Rule' collection. I hand-drew a border around the white cardstock to help it to stand out a little more. I then cut the cut file out of a sheet of grey patterned paper from the same collection, and positioned it over the white cardstock. This provided a great frame for my photo, as well as adding some more interest to the background.

I added lots of layers under my photo using patterned papers, as well as a chipboard frame to help it to really pop off the page. I then adhered it over on the right hand side of the cut file. On the bottom corner of the photo I added a flair button, as well as a die cut arrow.

For my title I combined some Cocoa Vanilla chipboard words with scripty alphabet stickers from Felicity Jane. I love combining different fonts to create my titles!

I finished the layout off with some little word stickers, a few chipboard crosses, and a couple of wood veneer stars.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today! Make sure you pop on over to The Cut Shoppe to check out the other new designs that are available!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Flutterby | Kylie Kingham.

Hello friends! It's Kylie back with you today to share a new layout I have been working on. Even though it's Summer here in Australia I wanted to create a very 'Spring' themed layout and decided to work with the gorgeous Flutterby cut file. It features a beautiful, circular wreath of Butterflies.

A white square was added to my floral background paper and for texture I added some back stitch as a border. I selected 4 different papers to back my Butterflies using the pretty 'Paisley Days' collection from Kaisercraft. It had a lovely 'vintage' feel about it. 

Once my Butterfly wreath was backed I adhered it to my background with foam tape, so that it added a nice dimension to my completed design. I kept embellishments minimal so not to distract away from the gorgeous Butterflies. Some simple floral enhancements were added surrounding my photo as well as some sub title elements as well.

For balance, I added another cluster of embellishments to the opposite side to my photo. I layered the flowers and adhered some with foam tape, again to build a sense of dimension. A small phrase tag was nestled amongst the blooms and finished with a small string bow.

Once completed I was super happy with how bright and fun my layout was.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Don't forget to check The Cut Shoppe's website for more fabulous cut file designs.
Until next time,

Friday, January 17, 2020

Baby it's cold outside | Vânia Fonseca

Hello crafty friends!  Vânia here, today i´m sharing this layout that i made using the Winter is Coming cut file from The Cut Shoppe. It´s a really simple page, with a little mixed media touch.

This cut file it´s for travaers notebook, but i think it can also be used for a 12x12 layout. And that´s what i did.

I´m using Felicity Jane papers and some Crate Paper stickers. Also used some texture paste and a stencil to create a snowflake wave on the top and bottom of the page, mixing the sticker snowflakes with the cut file ones.

I add a little white border at some of the shapes, because i think it really helps to stand out from the background.

And that´s all for today, thank you so much for passing by!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fabulous NYE | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here again today sharing a traveler's notebook layout.  I was excited to document my New Year's Eve photos, and I decided to use the fun New Year Countdown cut file from The Cut Shoppe as a feature on my spread.

For this layout, I began by cutting out the cut file using white cardstock.  I trimmed the cardstock to fit in my TN album and backed the numbers and "Happy New Year" with black cardstock, so that it would stand out on the page.  I decided not to use the star and 2019 that was in the center of the cut file, but instead trimmed my fireworks photo into a circular shape and placed it in the center.  I love how this turned out!  For the title, I used a gold glitter word and puffy alpha stickers.  I added labels, glitter stars, and some stamping to embellish.

For the other side of the layout, I began by printing my photos in black and white into a collage.  They were not the best quality photos, so I didn't mind printing them at a smaller size.  It also allowed me to get more photos on the spread.  I layered some patterned papers behind the photos and added ephemera pieces, stamping, and puffy stickers to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the amazing cut file designs at The Cut Shoppe store.  I will see you again soon!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Best Pals- Thin Line Alpha Cut File- Audrey Yeager

Hi everyone!  I went through the store to find a fun alpha to use on my boy page (and there are LOTS to choose from!  I went with The Thin Line Alpha and cut the word "Pals" on my page below:

The Thin Line Alpha

This page was also a stash buster!  I first went through my stash to find some colors that I wanted to use.  I was struggling at first with a page design, but one of my goals was to use more patterned paper.  So I just layered some big rectangles of the patterns I liked with the photo on top in a frame.

Then I fussy cut out some stars and others from my stash.

Circle embellishments on the edges help soften the flow of the design.

Some details with border stamps and machine stitching.

Finally, the cut file I used to cut the word "Pals".  I was worried that cutting the letters this size with all the detail they have would be tricky, but they cut so beautifully from patterned paper!

Thanks so much for looking and go check out all the Alpha Cut Files in the store!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Everyday Cute by Joanna

Hi friends, Joanna Bandelin here today. I'm sharing a 12x12 scrapbook page of my sweet girl in her adorable Minnie Mouse sunglasses. I used the new Geo Frame cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I chose to make the frame a large background and filled the page with lots of fun stickers from the Willow Lane collection by Maggie Holmes.

I cut the frame with some pattern paper and layered it on the white background.  I placed the photo right in the center and built my clusters around it.

I used a large glitter thicker for my title and added some chipboard stickers for lots of dimension on  my page.

I love how the cut file blends into the background and adds lots of interest. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 13, 2020

GUEST DESIGNER | Jessica Upton

I am so excited to introduce you to our January Guest Designer!  Please welcome the awesomely talented, Jessica Upton owner of Color Cast Designs!  I have had the chance to work with Jessica and she is the sweetest, and I love the fun products in her store.  She also shares some amazing work on Social Media and I was so happy when she said she could join us this month!

Let's get to know a little bit about Jessica, before we see what she created!

I’m living my best life in the country near Colordo Springs with my husband and 3 kids. My oldest is graduating from High School this year, so much change heading our way as she leaves the nest. I have been scrapbooking for 17 years and about 6 years ago made my favorite hobby into a business, Color Cast Designs! Other than scrapbooking, I love photography, camping, off roading, reading and all things that involve horses!

I saw The messy circles and knew immediately that I wanted to use them to make a background for a spread in my daughters senior photo album. I contemplated coloring them, but decided to keep them white as I really loved how they popped on the coral background.

I also used a few digital stamps to make my own embellishments to add onto a few circles. I love the impact of the background with my full size photo.

Thank you so much for having me as a guest! 

Thanks for sharing with us Jessica!! It's always fun to see the cut files used on different project types and the Around and Around cut file looks great in your Traveler's Notebook!.  Make sure you are following Jessica on Social Media.  You can find her HERE on Instagram and you can also check out her store, Color Cast Designs