Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Good morning friends!  Mary-Ann here sharing my next layout featuring the "And I Quote" cut file.  When I saw this file, I knew I wanted to create speech bubbles with the fun shapes.  I did turn, stretch and remove the wording from the bubbles.  Let's take a look.

I wanted the bubbles to be like dream bubbles if that makes sense.  Visions of what my boys may be thinking about at the time of the photos, cars, cars and more cars.  This Crate Paper product was perfect for this job.

The "smile" was cut from the Candid Camera Cut file.  
A cut that will surely be used over and over again.

Here are the two files that I used on my layout.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Using an oops die cut

Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout that I created using the And I Quote cut file, which you can see here.  Isn't it fabulous!!

You might remember that I used this exact file before, here:

Let me know I'm not the ONLY ONE that has cut out a file in the wrong size before?  I knew I wanted to use it on the above page to frame my page, but for some reason, I accidentally cut it out in the wrong size.  I held onto it, and was able to use it differently to create this layout.

I also used the World Traveler cut file as my title.  I just cut the "s" off the word places.

Here's a closeup of my title.

And a few more closeups.

I was so happy that I didn't throw away the wrong sized die cut, because it worked perfectly on this layout. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Sunday, March 29, 2015


I've been inspired lately by all the beautiful stitching I've been seeing and I wanted to give it a go.  But, I'm quite lazy and didn't feel like cutting out a cutfile and tracing around it.  I googled to see if my Silhouette could poke the stitching holes for me and sure enough I found a tutorial by Corri Garza using a text box full of periods...... that you then toggle ('Edit Points' function in the top left hand corner) to the outline of the cutfile and just cut those :D

So much for it being a shortcut, though, that was a lot of stitching!  I used the adorable Light it Up cutfile and made it ginormous.  It took forever but I love how it turned out :D

The Light It Up cut file consists of 4 light bulb icons, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

I also used the Heart Burst cutfile, but shrunk it to back my title. 

Have a fantastic day!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Just what we need, sunshine!  This layout is probably my favorite layout so far from Ashley at The Cut Shoppe. I just fell in love with it and had a vision and went with it! Thank goodness it came out exactly like I pictured!!  I raided my paper stash for this and just used a combination of tones. I tried to use a solid white card stock as my background like I normally do, but once I put the word paper behind I couldn't help myself.

To make the layout I used my Cameo to cut the design out of white cardstock. Then I traced each of the rays onto patterned paper and fussy cut each piece. I ran the edge through my black ink pad and glued them down once they were dry.

From there it was easy to just put the photo, a few embellishments, and the gold mist down on the paper. I love it. I really do. I don't know what it is about it that makes me so happy because I'm usually not drawn to really busy pages. This one just fits.

I hope you take the time to play with this Heart Burst file. I would love to see a layout using the negative in this design, too!

Have fun and check out the fun new logo!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sight seeing

Hello everyone, it's Danielle here with you today! I'm sharing a layout created with the new World Traveler cut file set. I love these word sets because they're so versatile. For this layout I picked the 'going places' to cut out of the background paper four times and backed all four of them with the flower paper from Elle's Studio Cienna. The 'sight seeing' was going to be my title. I cut that out of the background paper as well, but backed it with another paper from the Cienna collection.

This picture is taken at Amsterdam airport, where all my travels start but also where I come home again. Traveling is one of my biggest passions and I'm very grateful for all the places I've been able to see so far, but there's nothing like having a place that you can call home and being able to see the beauty of home. I tried to express both feelings with this picture and this layout. On one hand going places and seeing the world. On the other hand seeing the beauty and appreciating the place that is home.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanging Out

It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new week of Cut File sets in The Cut Shoppe!  Today, I worked with the Heart Burst 8.5x11 background cut file.  Instead of using the actual cut file on the layout this week, I thought it would be fun to use it as a stitching template and here's what I came up with!


I cut the Heart Burst cut file and placed it on the background paper, where I wanted the design.  Then I just used a pencil to trace around the shape.  After I pierced holes around the burst shape, I stitched with multiple colors of embroidery floss.  I decided to add my title and the embellishments around the cut file, because I didn't really like any of the other options for placing my title.  You can check out the full process for this layout, in this week's new Process Video!

And while you're visiting the Shop, make sure you check out all of the new sets that are available this week!


Supplies:  Heart Burst Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Bits, Wood Buttons, Stickers, Thickers & Date Stamp:  American Crafts; Wood Frame, Enamel Dots & Paper Clip:  Freckled Fawn; Flair Buttons:  A Flair for Buttons:  Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Wood Drop Stickers: Pinkfresh Studio; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hi there everyone!
It's Tarrah back today to share a scrapbook layout with you and also a process video of the layout too!
The cut files from The Cut Shoppe that I have used on my layout are the 'Happy Circles' free cut file set cut from white paper and also pink (I just used some of the hearts from the pink to back on to the white for a pop of colour) and the 'Over the Moon' cut file setI cut the moon and the hanging stars from a shiny yellow paper.

Process Video....

I used lots of Pinkfresh Studio embellishments to tie
 in with the theme of my layout..

Isn't that photo of my super cute nephew priceless?! Too cute!
Thanks so much for joining me on The Cut Shoppe blog today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Lucky Girl

Hey there, friends!  It's Missy back with you today.  I know St. Patrick's Day has come and gone, but I wanted to create a fun and festive layout using the new Lucky Charm cut file.  I was inspired by the rainbow and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I have a process video at the bottom if you'd like to see how I created this layout :)

Here is what I came up with.  I enlarged the rainbow and gave it some color with gelatos.  I wasn't sure at first what I wanted my background to look like, but in the end I decided to create an abstract landscape with a blue sky, green grass and bright yellow sun.  I coated the cardstock with clear gesso and used a circle stencil with gelatos first...they blended in when I started adding watercolors.  You can see exactly how I did this in my video.

I didn't use any particular collection for this...it's mostly white cardstock with a few pieces of random patterned papers thrown in...they are both Recollections brand from Michael's.  There is also a piece of vellum in my layers as well.

I also cut the word "lucky" from this file.  I first traced it with a gold pen and then decided to scribble in the space.  I figured I need gold touches on a rainbow layout, right?  I also used gold thread to stitch.  I colored that wooden veneer "hello" with gelatos, paint and a bit of ink spray.

I love the dimension of the rainbow.  I didn't lay flat, and I actually like that.  I added some yellow stitching on the sun's rays...my needle got sticky at one point and made little tiny holes....you can see it here.  It doesn't bother me, though...it's not that noticable.

I cut these cute shamrocks from the file, too.  I simply colored them with green watercolor and added touches with a green gelato.  I layered some flair buttons in there, too.  I used gold foil on the wooden hearts....I showed how I did this in my video.  Super easy and fun!

One more close up of the layers and the cute shamrocks.  I topped them off with some rhinestones.

I hope this gives you some ideas on how you could use this file to scrap your St. Patty's Day photos!  I love combining gold with rainbows...they just seem to go together.

Here is my video...I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Guest Designer Anke Kramer

Happy Monday everyone!  We have a new Guest Designer joining us this month, and I am so excited to share her work with you!  Anke Kramer creates beautiful layouts, and her use of cut files always adds an amazing touch to her pages.  Anke created two gorgeous layouts to share with us today, but first let's get to know a little more about her.

Hi, My name is Anke and I live in a small town in Northern Germany with my husband and my dog Edgar. I’ve always loved being creative in many ways such as painting, drawing, decorating etc. I got in touch with scrapbooking in 2011 when I was looking for ideas for an album I wanted to create as a gift for my brother. I visited many creative blogs and galleries and immediately fell in love with all of these pretty papers and embellishments. One of my favorite scrapbooking tools is my silhouette cameo so I was very excited to be invited to work with The Cut Shoppe designs, as a guest designer. Thank you so much Ashley!
Here's what Anke had to share about her two layouts, using the Flower Power cut file and the Rosey Posey cut file!  I chose two floral designs and colored them with layers of embossing powder.  For fine details, I like to use an embossing pen instead of an ink pad.

For creating the watercolor background I applied Gelatos on a piece of foil, added some water with a paint brush and then pressed the foil onto my cardstock. Finally I added some stamping.

 WOW!  We love what Anke created with these two floral backgrounds!  And her embossing and watercolor techniques add such a beautiful touch to the cut files.  Thank you so much Anke for designing for us today!  You can find more of Anke's work on her Blog, Bits & Pieces, and connect with her on social media!