Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Fan Feature!

Happy Friday!  We have some new layouts to share with you today, that were spotted for this week's Friday Fan Feature!  Let's check them out!

Thanks to all of you for sharing your amazing work with us!  We look forward to seeing more on social media this week, and check back next week to see who's featured!


Hello friends! I'm sharing a layout today using the Social Butterfly cut file! This cut file is super gorgeous, and probably one of my favorites ever.

I wanted the butterflies as a background, but not covering the entire page. I enlarged and cut out just part of the file, and then backed the butterflies with a 6"x6" paper pad. Once I had my butterflies backed, I did some mixed media on the page using gelatos and the packging technique. I glued the butterflies down, and then added my photos and embellishments in the white space. I tried to cover as little of the butterflies as possible!

I love the butterflies and how this layout turned out. Thank you for joining me today!

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Hello!  It's Melissa here, and today I have a layout featuring my favourite SnapChat filter, the adorable bunny!  I loved it so much I had to try it on all of my kids, even our sleeping baby!  I used the Bless Your Heart cut file set, and loved them so much I had to use all 4 on the one layout.  I used my January Hip Kit, featuring Maggie Holmes "Chasing Dreams".  The paper strips at the top and bottom of the page are Dear Lizzy.

I started with white cardstock and pink and gold acrylic paint.  I wanted to keep the cut file hearts white, so I painted behind each one in pink gold.  When I adhered my photos and hearts I used minimal adhesive behind the photos so that the hearts looked like they were floating.

I kept all my embellishment around each photo to one area, which enabled each cut file to shine.

This layout has minimal patterned paper, and I love how it turned out.

Here is the cut file set.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Hi friends! It's Monique here again today sharing a layout created the fabulous "Heart Felt" cut file from The Cut Shoppe's Etsy Store. I really adore this cut file and could use it over and over again. Today I chose a photo of my youngest making me coffee ... this is one of the first times he's doing that so that had to be documented. Normally I'm the one making him a hot chocolate, but today he wanted to do something in return. He's such a sweet kid!! The Healthy Hello Soup collection from Jillibean Soup was perfect, with it's coffee cups papers and die-cuts.

The Heart Felt cut file is really a background cut file but cut in a smaller size it's just as awesome! 

A few close-ups:

I created my layout on a sheet of white AC cardstock, but when I was finished with my page I found the result a bit too white and decided to use my SC water color paint to color the inside of the hearts in a light yellow. Love the result! 

And don't you just love these cup die-cuts from Jillibean Soup?! 

I added some random machine stitching and my page was done! Hope you like it! 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Don't forget to have a look in The Cut Shoppe's Etsy Store for many more beautiful cut files! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You Sparkle

Hello crafty friends!

Happy Spring everyone!  Today marks the beginning of a new season (hopefully the weather starts to change, too), soon everything will start to bloom, and with it comes a lot of color and cheerfulness.  With that in mind, I decided to celebrate the season with a new project using the beautiful Social Butterfly and 'Tis the Season cut files.

For this project, i wanted to use the beautiful butterfly image of the Social Butterfly cut file.  So i simply isolated just one of the images, and cut individual different size images on white card stock.   In addition, I used the outer edge of the image to cut the images  on papers from the Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams and some vellum.  

I glued the two pieces together just along the center line. Next I glued just the body part of the butterflies to the Bazzill Egg's Robin ombre card stock.  Using a paper piercer, i poked some holes, so that a bit of hand stitching can be added, ending on two french knots to form the butterflies's antennae.

The raised wings of the cut file bring so much dimension to the page, and creates a sense of movement to the layout.

To form the title,  I used the word "SPARKLE" from the 'Tis the Season cut file (as my niece is posing in front of the golden backdrop) to create a stitched title for this page.  A little bit of shimmer watercolor just complements the colors of the page.

I love how the colors, and the cut file work so beautiful to create a sense of dimension and movement on the page.  I hope this inspires you a bit today.  Remember to link any project that uses products from the store, and use the hashtag #TCSCUTITOUT to enter this month's challenge.

Til next time,

Keep on crafting!

Monday, March 20, 2017


Hi Everyone! I'm back today with a new layout share featuring our new Social Butterfly cut file. It's such a beautiful, delicate design thats perfect for making a feature on a page.

I started by cutting the entire design out with white cardstock, then a second cut of just the outline shape for the backing piece using a pretty blue star paper. Next I tucked the pieces of cut file both under and above the triangle pattern papers top and bottom. I've used the remainder of the whole butterflies, that couldn't be seen under the pattern papers, to layer on top of others to create some extra dimension. Oh, and I also cut some of the adjoining wings so that they weren't all flat

The pattern papers and embellishments I've used are from the December Hip kits, as the soft tones and bright pops of pink, used under the photo, are right up my scrapping alley!

Here's a look, and a link, to the cut file I've used

And now here's some close ups..

I've used lots of little bits tucked into and around the photo stack. 

That's all from me today, I hope you've been inspired by my creation.
Be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for all the new cut files shared this past week.

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Funny Bunny | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using a new cut file and an older favorite from The Cut Shoppe. Here's the finished page-

Here are the cut files I used-

I cut the Hello Hearts file from watercolor paper, and used watercolors to color it. I love the soft look.

 My title is from the Hip Hop file, and worked perfectly for my silly photos!

Thanks for visiting and check out The Cut Shoppe for these cut files and more!