Monday, August 20, 2018

Oh Happy Day | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha here with you today sharing another layout in my traveler's notebook.  I wanted to join in on the Go Big or Go Home Challenge on The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot Facebook Group.  This challenge is being hosted by Kelly for the month of August, and you can read more about it here

I used two cut files from The Cut Shoppe on my spread- the Go with the Flow cut file (August's FREEBIE FRIYAY cut file) and the Flower Arrangement cut file.


I mainly used papers and embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio Simple & Sweet collection to complete this spread.

I cut out the Go with the Flow cut file using white cardstock and backed it with vellum.  I layered some textured paper behind my photo, along with a floral ephemera piece.  I cut out a few flowers from the Flower Arrangement cut file, also using white cardstock.  This cut file is my favorite for layering behind my photos!

I stamped my title using a Felicity Jane alpha set and finished it off with some Pinkfresh Studio puffy letter stickers.  Next, I added some machine stitching in several spots for added texture and layered on a few more ephemera pieces and puffy stickers for the final finishing touches.

I hope you will check out The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot and participate in the Go Big or Go Home challenge for the chance to win some cut files!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Memories" with Kira

Hello again friends!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout.  Here's a look at my page:

I started with this ADORABLE picture of my youngest son.  We were at the zoo and despite having a super fun time, he likes to give me all the sass he can muster for a photo.  I decided to play off the palm trees in the background of this photo and use the Summer Vibes cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

I started by duplicating the palm tree image so I had three on my page, and resized them to various sizes.  I also flipped one so they wouldn't all be leaning the same way.

Then I took some smooth watercolor paper, and lightly traced where my trees would be on the paper once I backed the cut file.  Then I used my watercolors to paint each tree a different color.  Since I planned on using mostly Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection, I kept my colors in the same palette of that.

Once my watercolor was dry, I adhered it to the back of my page.  Then I decided to add some texture to my layout by hand stitching around my palm trees in coordinating embroidery thread.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing the page!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Saturday, August 18, 2018

'A Little Magic' Scrapbook Layout | Elsie Robinson

Hey TCS fans, it's Elsie here! One of my favourite cut files in the TCS store is The Open Letter alpha set. I love creating layouts with large titles and backing cut files with patterned papers, so this cut file set is perfect for me!

I recently just got some of new Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection and I wanted to use as many patterns as I could, so I found a cute Roald Dahl quote on Pinterest and cut all of the relevant letters from white cardstock.

I backed each letter with a lot of my favourite patterns to create a really colourful and whimsical design. This is such a simple, but effective technique!

Embellishing was pretty easy as I could colour match the embellishments with the letters to create a very detailed but fun page.

And to make the letters shine even more, I popped up the entire quote up with some foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you give this awesome cut file a try!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Comiendo Solito by Caroli Schulz

Hello there! Caroli here, sharing a layout I made using fabulous Go With The Flow cut file, which actually is August's freebie

I love this cut file, it's just perfect to use as background and use lots of patterned papers on it, and that is exactly what I did in this layout :)

I browsed in my stash and found some leftovers of Happy Place collection by Fancy Pants, and put them to good use in my layout. The pics feature my baby bow having his first meal all by himself, he's just an independent eater now!

I backed half of the cut file with patterned paper, and left the other half empty, I like the effect. To add an extra texture detail I used my sewing machine and stitched a bit over the cuts.

Since I didn't have a bigger journaling spot, I used several tiny labels overlapping themselves and wrote my journaling there, I love the funny look of this.

This is a very simple and layout, full of bright colors and good memories,  I enjoyed working on it and using this awesome cut file and background.

Hope you got inspired to work on your scrapbooks now, thank you for being with us today, see you on a next post!


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We would love to have you, if you love cut files as much as we do!!  All US and International Designers are welcome, and all project types!  We can't wait to get your application!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

back to school | orange gearle

Hi Orange Gearle here with a layout using the Back to School cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store! Where I live, we are in full on back to school mode! I am a teacher by day and so I have been spending a lot time in my classroom getting ready for classes to begin in another week (how is it already that time?).  So I am in the back to school mode, and this cut file was perfect for documenting  these photos of my daughter on her first day of second grade last year (this means that she is almost ready to start third grade, what?)!  Here is my layout:

Here is the file -- I used it for stitching, but it can be used as a straight up cut file of course!

I used blue thread to stitch around the majority of the file, but then added some color for all the little bits inside the letters! So fun! Here are a few close ups:

I used some patterned papers and embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio, but I didn't need much -- the cut file and photos were enough!

A bit of tangled thread, some paint splatters and done! Although the stitching took a bit of time, this was so much fun to make!  I made a video of my process if that something that suits your fancy (I promise you don't have to watch all the stitching).

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This Girl is Magical by Jill

Hello my crafty friends, it's Jill with another layout using an amazing cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!  A little while back Ashley started including cut files from Traveler's Notebooks, but I have to say, they work great for 12x12 pages as well.  I used the super cute alphabet from the Story Teller files on my newest creation.

I cut the alphabet from white cardstock at approximately 5.8 x 11.8 inches.and used a 6x8 paper pad to back all the letters, numbers and icons.  I love using smaller scale paper pads to back cut files because the patterns are just the perfect size.

After placing my photo on a layer of tissue paper and matching papers, I decided I wanted the entire cut file and the photo to have dimension; I pulled out my foam adhesive and placed a single layer behind the cut file and doubled up on the layers of foam adhesive behind the photo.

Chipboard vines add a little woodgrain to my page, which I repeated in the title.

I love mixing fonts on my titles, it creates another fun detail for the eye.  I also used die cuts on this page and placed two separate die cuts layered together below my title for additional detail.

Because I was already on a dimension kick, I placed a few acetate butterflies around the page, just to keep that magical feeling going on my layout.

Thanks so much for checking out my layout, I hope you have a fabulous, crafty day!