Saturday, March 23, 2019

Wonderful Day | Erica Thompson

Hello! Erica here with you today sharing a layout using the Swirly & Twirly layout from The Cut Shoppe! You can find the cut file by clicking HERE!
I cut the file out of some white American Crafts cardstock and backed it with some papers from Rosie's Studio Arabesue Collection!

I added a lot of splatters to my background using some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and some Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
I embellished with die cuts and puffy stickers from Rosie's Studio along with an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio.
I love this photo that was taken on my younger brothers wedding day. I am the only girl with one older brother and two younger. I was very pregnant in this photo but we had a great time..swollen ankles and all!

Here is a look at my completed layout and my process video!  You can also check it out on YouTube HERE!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Floral Wreath Spring Inspiration | Amanda Baldwin

Hi TCS Friends! 

Amanda here, sharing a super pretty Spring layout with the gorgeous new Floral Wreath cut file!
Teamed with the beautiful and bright Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection, this layout is a floral dream!
Here's what I created,
"Happy Times"

Oh isn't this gor-jus?!!
The new Floral Wreath is simply stunning! 
I have cut the wreath in white cardstock, and backed it with two of the Happiness 6 x 8" Paper Pad papers. 
Here's a better look at the Floral Wreath......

LOVE!!!!! Absolute floral perfection!

Here's a closer view of my layout.....

To create soft dimension & interest to my wreath, I fold some of the flower petals upwards. I also embellish some of the flower centers with fussy cut butterflies, die cuts, sequins and even a flair button! 

So very pretty! The sequins are the 'Dragon Tales' mix from Spiegelmom Scraps, and they add just the right amount of sparkle to this girly page! 

So my photo isn't lost among all those bright & beautiful florals, I print it in black & white, and also mount it with a die cut frame. Perfect!

I layer my title, happy times, over the wreath too! 

And for finishing touches, I surround the Floral Wreath with hearts and more of those gorgeous sequins! 
And there you have it! 
Spring perfection! 

I hope you feel inspired to use this cut file in your creating! 

Thanks so much for visiting, 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NEW CUT FILES | San Antonio Snow Cones

Raise your hand if you're ready for Spring!!  I think we are all over winter, and we've got some great NEW Cut Files in The Cut Shoppe store that will have you looking forward to warmer and brighter days!  It's all about sun, stars and rainbows!!  I'm sharing a layout, using the awesome Over the Rainbow Cut File.  Who can resist rainbows??!!

I definitely wanted the Over the Rainbow Cut File to have some rainbow colors, so I used the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection.  Plus, my photo was from a recent vacation, so the collection worked great with it too!  I cut the design from White card stock and used patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad to back each piece.  Then I hand stitched around each part of the rainbow with coordinating embroidery floss colors.

I placed my photo below the Over the Rainbow cut file and layered one of the fun tags from the Out & About collection behind it.  Then I started sorting through all of the embellishments, because I wanted to create an embellishment border under the rainbow.  This created a fun look across the layout and covered the seam between the patterned paper on the top of my layout and the White card stock on the bottom of the layout.

For my title, I decided to use the small puffy alpha stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day collection.  The colors didn't exactly match the Out & About collection, but I loved the size of them, so I went with it.  To finish the layout, I cut a strip of paper from the New Places patterned paper.  It has a fun rainbow pattern, so of course it looked great with all of the colors on my layout.  Then I added some machine stitching to the paper strip to give the bottom of the layout a little bit more texture.

You can see how everything on this layout came together in my NEW Process Video.  If you're not following me, you can visit my Channel and become a new Subscriber! 


Don't forget about our other NEW designs in The Cut Shoppe store.  Make sure you head over and check them all out, under the New Designs section!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hello There | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly here today to share a new layout using the All the Angles Cut File.

I cut the cut file on white cardstock and then backed the open areas with a bright and bold patterned paper. This is one of the things I love about a background cut file...It's the perfect way to use up some of those bold patterned papers we have in our stash!

After I had the cut file backed, I added machine stitching around the cut file. I then moved onto embellishing. I used a majority of fussy cut flowers along with a couple die cuts and a few stickers for added pops of color.

Background cut files are some of my absolute faves! There are so many great options in The Cut Shoppe Store so be sure to check it out! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Happiness | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the Hexagon Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Heart cut files are my favorite ones to use on layouts.  When I saw this geometric heart, I couldn't resist using it in a big way on my spread.

For this layout, I used mainly the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day collection.  I began the page by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the file using white cardstock.  I backed the cut file with some pink striped patterned paper from my stash. 

Next, I layered some patterned paper behind my photo, and added some ephemera pieces and puffy stickers around the photo.  I also fussy cut a few elements from the patterned papers in this collection and added them to the page.  A large "happiness" puffy sticker serves as my title.

I added a small embellishment cluster at the top of the other page, using more ephemera pieces and puffy stickers.  How cute is that little pinwheel?!?  I wish there had been more of those in the pack!

At this point, I felt like the page was missing something, so I tore the background paper in two spots and added some patterned paper behind the torn areas.  To finish off the spread, I splattered some white acrylic paint.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will try using a large cut file on your next project!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Stay Cool with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout using the Stay Cool Bro cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  Here's a look at the layout I made:

I started by cutting out the title at 8" wide on some patterned paper.  Then I cut just the outline of the image on white cardstock.  This served as the base to adhere the patterned paper to, so it would be easier to maneuver around my page.

I backed the cut file with foam to give it some dimension on the page.  Then I added some foam behind my photo as well.

I used die cuts and puffy stickers from the PFS Everyday Musings collection to embellish my page.

I finished it all off with some gold foil elements in my embellishment clusters.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sparkle Like Diamonds | Mixed Media Layout With Theresa Moxley

Hello Lovelies! It's Theresa here with a mixed media layout to share with you! I have been dying to use the Floral Wreath on a layout, so that is exactly what I did. You can pick up this gorgeous cut file in the shop here.

I had a photo of our daughters from when they played indoor soccer at the YMCA a few years back, and this cut file inspired me to use some Pinkfresh Studio for a fun, happy layout!

I cut the floral wreath out of card stock from Close To My Heart and then had the idea to back each photo in rainbow order. I wanted to do a mixed media background, so I decided to make watercolor splotches behind each flower in the wreath. I used a variety of watercolor tubes from Ali Edwards, Studio Calico, and Fine Touch (Michaels brand), mixing colors that blended with colors in the Pinkfresh Joyful Day collection. This is how the background looked.

It's a little hard to tell on the photo, but I marked where each flower was on my background before I painted, so I would have a general idea where each color would go. Once my background was complete, I cut out all the flowers for the wreath and adhered it to the background with my glue gun. The glue gun helps it stand up a little from the background and allows me to tuck little elements behind the wreath as well.

I tucked the photo into the lower right hand corner and then built my title in the white space beside it. I used one of the title words from the Joyful Days collection along with some tiny puffy sticker alphabets that were from Indigo Hills 2. I also layered the photo on some of the patterned papers that are repeated within the wreath.

Once all that was complete it was time to have some embellishing fun! I love tucking tiny elements in and around the cut file. I used an arrow, a word strip, and other puffy flowers, stars, and enamel dots in three of the corners of this layout - one in the yellow corner, one in the green corner, and the other in the blue/purple corner. The fourth corner houses the journaling for the page.

When our girls played indoor soccer, they were originally placed in separate age brackets, but, as you can imagine, some days attendance for the games was low. So the girls would get called to play in each others' games, even as opposing teams. They loved it and were always so excited when that happened! So this corner wouldn't feel quite so lonely, I added a puffy heart above the journaling. The lines were created using the Sunny Days tape runner from Crate Paper.

The purple corner is so fun with the tiny puffy flower and the arrow pointing onto the photo. Below is the green corner, with puffy word sticker and branch, plus a few enamel dots.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you were inspired by the colors of the rainbow. Be sure to pick up this amazing cut file and then show us how you use it! See you again soon!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Best day | Sasha Biyanova

Hey everyone!!!

It's Sasha here today with my new layout using the Flutterby cut file! These butterflies are perfect for plotter!!! 

I used them as a decor fot the birthday wall and then - after all the birthday parties - made this beautiful layout.

I mixed white butterflies with patterned as they were at the wall. And added some watercolors behind the photo. Actually that was my first step - to put spray on the paper)

Surely I wrote a story about birthday! And this layout is not the last about celebrating because I have a lot of photos and I love these butterflies))

And, of course, I should show you the wall))) I think this cut file perfect not only for layout but also for decorating))

I hope you were inspired and checked The Cut Shoppe for interesting designs!

Happy crafting!