Monday, March 27, 2017

Real Life Road Trip

Welcome to the Cut Shoppe blog and some more boy inspiration!  
Wendy here today sharing a layout I created using the Boys Rule, Road Trip, Happy Clouds, Daily Grind, and Jumping Jack cut files.

This layout began with the cut files Daily Grind and a fun journaling card I had from my Cocoa Daisy kit.

From there I knew I wanted to bring in some black elements to make the page pop, so I used the Road Trip file to help make my title and begin the black popping.  To continue the pops of black, I handrew a border to match the cloud and I used the Jumping Jack cut file to add a button type design (or maybe a railroad crossing look) to my circles which promote the feel of moving and tires.

Some cloud elements to continue the pattern of the cloud cut from some Cocoa Daisy paper and to add in some light, outdoorsy feeling using the Happy Clouds file.

Thanks for joining me today, you can find all of these fun cut files in the Cut Shoppe etsy plus many more!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Page Turner

Hello friends!  Candace back with you today to share a two page 6x8 layout using the Page Turner cut file.  

One of my favorite things about cut files is the ability to manipulate size and dimension.  This is perfect when you are looking to create the perfect title.  For this layout I wanted a large title but I also wanted it to have lots of dimension.  I wanted the title to stand off the page like thickers.

To create this look on my title I measured my layout to see exactly what size I needed.  Next, I cut the title 5x out of the same black card stock.  I took all the layers and adhered them on top of one another to create a title that was thick and full of dimension.  

Using these same steps you can create custom titles for all your projects in the perfect size and thickness.

To finish off this simple layout I added a few chipboard phrase stickers and die cut shapes to support my story.  To ground the bottom of the spread I added a strip of washi tape.  This keeps the eye from wandering off the page.  My extended journaling tells the story of my little bookworm and how we love his thirst for knowledge.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this shows you that you don't have to do a big layout with lots of embellishments to make it special.  It really is all about the words and photos and by using cut files you are able to use your embellishments to support and enhance the story.  

Have a beautiful day!  

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elevator Usie

Hey friends! Kelly here with a new layout using the Selfies and Usies Cut File and the Brush Up Alpha Cut File!

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out the individual letters I needed from the Brush Up Alpha Cut File. I cut each letter for the word 'Elevator' 4 times and then stacked them together to create dimension. I repeated the same steps for the word 'Usie' included in the Selfies and Usies Cut File.

I cut a large circle on a sheet of purple cardstock and then layered a patterned paper from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection behind the circle. I positioned my title from the cut file sets on the patterned paper and added multiple embellishments from the Oh My Heart Collection. To give the layout a finished look I added hand stitching using white embroidery floss around the circumference of the circle.

Now take a look at how this layout came together!

I absolutely love the combination of the fonts from the Brush Up Alpha Cut File and the Selfies and Usie Cut File! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files! Thanks for joining me today!

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!