Monday, June 17, 2019

Work Play Believe | With Theresa

Hello Lovelies, Theresa here with a layout filled with rainbows and butterflies! I am using the Over The Rainbow cut file for this layout about our daughter's first day of fifth grade!

Let's have a look at how I used it on my layout!

Our daughter Emberlynn is such a fan of rainbows and butterflies, so I took this opportunity to incorporate those elements into a layout for her. I cut the cut file using my Silhouette from plain white card stock (Bazzill) and gathered a few papers and embellishments from Vicki Boutin to finish out this layout.

The patterned papers I used are all Vicki Boutin except the pink paper, which is Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. The butterflies are from the Vicki Boutin ephemera pack, and the more I see them the more I adore them. I layered pink butterfly over pink paper, green butterfly over green paper, and yellow butterfly over yellow paper.

My title is a bit bold, created using title stickers from Shimelle Box of Crayons collection. I adhered them to follow the line of the rainbow, adding the dots in between each word for emphasis.

The top of the layout felt a little empty, so I added a simple banner and a pink flower and adhered those with my Tiny Attacher.

The final touch was my journaling, which I added around the rainbow from one side of the title to the other. I absolutely love how this turned out and think the cut file was the best inspiration! Have you picked this one up yet? We would love to see how you use it, be sure to share online and tag us! See you again soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Away to play | Sasha Biyanova

Hello everyone!!!

It's Sasha here today! Love our spring and summer walks! So this layout is about our children's playground where so many pathways to go))) And better alone, without mom)))

I've used the Away We Go cut file and placed the photo of my son in the heart) And I've cut out two another words because of the composition)

You know, I love simple layouts, not many embelishments, only the arrow, the ticket and the car))) And of course green and blue background for the Earth!

And I adore this additional title - zzz! Don't sleep mom, I am going away)))

 The land is just perfect!

Hope you were inspired!
Happy crafting!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer Adventure | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today sharing a spread in my Life Crafted Album using the Summer Adventure Freebie Friyay cut file.

For my layout, I mainly used the Crate Paper Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes.  To begin the spread, I cut out the cut file using white cardstock.   This is my "go to" for cut files- I just love the way it pops against patterned papers.  I decided to create a pocket and layered the cut file over it.  I tucked several ephemera pieces into the pocket, and I used some of the stickers from the collection to embellish the die cuts.

The photo I am documenting is of my grandmother and I, taken a few years ago.  It's one of my favorites of us, enjoying an afternoon at the beach.  I layered ephemera pieces behind the photo and embellished around the photo with chipboard and stickers.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe store and grab this fun Freebie Friyay cut file!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

NEW CUT FILES | I Love You This Much

I will admit, that I have a thing for large titles on my layouts.  If there's an opportunity to use one, I probably will.  And it just so happens, that there's an awesome large title cut file in today's NEW releases in The Cut Shoppe store.  I used the This Much cut file with the beautiful Pretty Little Studio Document Life collection, designed by one of our talented, former DT members, Heather Doolittle!

I wanted this layout to have a bright, graphic look.  I kept the cut file as large as I could and cut it from White cardstock.  Then I backed it with a rainbow patterned paper from the Document Life collection.  I love that it brings in all of the colors from the collection without being overpowering.  I kept contrast with the bright colors in the cut file, by using a Black & White subtle patterned paper for the background.

My photo is from a trip to NYC, earlier this year.  I thought it was perfect with the cut file, since it was a selfie of the whole family.  And since we were in Times Square, there were a lot of colors in the photo, so I changed it to black & white to make it coordinate better with the collection.  I created a border on each side of the photo with the fun, days of the week circle die cuts from Document Life.  Then for a pop of color, I placed a heart sticker at the bottom of each one.

I finished the layout by adding a few embellishments layered over the die cut.  I didn't want to cover up too much of the title, so I kept it pretty simple.  I had some cute epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio, so I added the number 10 to the "O" in you, to represent that I love my family 10 out of 10!!  :)  Then I placed a second epoxy flair under the photo, with the fun camera design.  You can never have too much flair!  At the end of the layout, I debated  whether I should add some splatters of Color Shine, but decided to keep it clean, in the end.

I hope you'll head over to The Cut Shoppe Store and grab the This Much Cut File.  And you can also find our other awesome designs in the store today!!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Down by the Sea - Joanna Bandelin

Hello friends, Joanna Bandelin here sharing a 12x12 beach themed layout. I used 2 cut files on this page for my design..and I LOVE the end result! I wanted to create a beachy scene to go along with the photo of my daughter playing in the sand. I used the Sand Castle & the Cloud Nine cut files.

I cut the Sand Castle and the Cloud Nine cut files on pattern papers and backed them both with white cardstock.

I freehand cut the tan paper to make it look like hills of sand and added some fussy cut stars and shells along with some chipboard pieces.

Mixing chipboard shells with fussy cut shapes gives lots of texture to my page. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get inspired to make some summer pages.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Boy Stuff

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share using the Oh Boy cut file and the Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection.  I have to admit I usually find girl LO's much easier to make than boy LO's.  However this one came together really fast.  I started off by cutting out and backing my title piece with pattern paper.

I love how easy it is to make the title the focus of your LO with a cut file.

Then I just added some embellishments and went crazy with my sewing machine.  It was a fun LO to make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Just Beachy | Erica Thompson

I am so happy the sun is finally shining in Illinois. Time for a lot of swimming and having fun this summer. The Just Beachy cut file is perfect for your summer photos and today I want to share my latest layout with you! I am using the I Love Summer collection from Echo Park and it is is just adorable. I thought it was the perfect collection to use with this fun cut file.

I backed the letters on the banner with papers from the 6x6 I Love Summer paper pad. I used some inks from Catherine Pooler Designs to add a splash of color to my background.

The photos I am documenting are of my daughter and her best friend Emma. They spent the day swimming and getting some sun. I love this silly photos of the two of them. They are more like sisters!

I embellished around the layout using the I Love Summer chipboard and brads. I also pulled out a couple new epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio.

Here is a look at my completed layout using the Just Beachy cut file!

Now head on over to the shop and grab this cut file! It is going to be perfect for your summer projects!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Adored | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have new layout to share using the gorgeous Flutterby cut file.


I cut the Flutterby design out from white textured cardstock and then chose some of my favourite papers from a 6' x 6' paper pad and backed all the butterflies with the different papers. Once it was backed, I adhered it down to another piece of white textured cardstock, leaving the wings of the butterflies so that they could be bent up. I love the dimension and shadows this creates.

I then machine stitched around the circle and through the centres of the butterflies to add dimension and texture. My photo was matted on white cardstock and I placed it to the bottom right of the layout. I tucked in some of the embellishments on the right hand side of the photo. 

On the left of the photo, I added a tag with some twine. I also added a few phrase stickers to help tell the story of the layout both above the tag and also under the photo. I added some of the die-cut butterflies and a wood veneer one over the top of the cut file design ones plus I took a flair button from my stash and added that too. 

Lastly I added a few pastel coloured enamel dots to enhance some of the colours and a wood veneer title overlapping the photo.

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Happy creating!

Friday, June 7, 2019


Hopefully all things summer are happening wherever you are!  We've got an awesome summer themed FREEBIE FRIYAY Cut File for you today!  You can find Summer Adventure in The Cut Shoppe store.  And if you've missed any of our other Freebie Friyay Cut Files, make sure you pick them up, while you're there!

I used the cut file with the fun Crate Paper Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes.  If we're doing anything during the summer, it's usually a visit to the pool, because it's just too hot around here to do anything else outside.  I used a couple of the bright colored patterned papers from the Sunny Days collection for the cut file.  Then I placed my photo at the top and finished the rest of my layout with several embellishment clusters.

We hope you have fun using the Summer Adventure cut file!  And don't forget to tag us on Instagram, when you use any cut files from The Cut Shoppe on your projects!!  You can also use the hashtag #thecutshoppe.