Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello Life

Hello friends! It's Enza here and today I'm bringing you a new layout featuring the Say Anything cut file set.




Finding a title for my layouts is always a struggle. Anything that comes to mind sounds and looks silly, so I end up using the same words over and over again. This awesome cut file set has some sentiments that are perfect if you, like me, are lacking imagination ;)

I enlarged one of the sentiments to fit my 12x12 background paper. The collection I used is the gorgeous Dream On collection by Pink Fresh Studio. I chose one of the patterned papers for the cut file and used other ones to back it. I also created an outline for the cut file as I wanted to add a border to it. To give it more dimension, I used foam dots to adhere the title down.


 Once I had that in place, I started building my layers behind the photo.



To balance off the big title, I cut out two strips of patterned paper in different colors and placed them in the top portion of my page. I also decided to stitch around the edges to add more texture. I repeated the stitching in the bottom left corner of the layout as well. Lots of fun embellishments finished the layout.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for this great cut file set.

Have a lovely day!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Love You, Girl

Hello Cut Shoppe friends! Today I'm sharing a project of my daughter using the Happy Clouds cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and my ginormous stash of Crate Paper collections.




To begin, I used the Happy Clouds cut file and isolated one of the images. Next, I took three of the same image, arranged them in a straight line, and welded them together.


Using the modified cut file, I cute five of the same design on different patterned papers to create a rainbow-like effect that matches the background paper. These were adhered using glue and the matted photo place on top with foam squares.

My next step was to add embellishments to the background in the same colors as the cuts to keep with the rainbow effect. The photo was placed in the white and pink parts of the paper since those are the main colors in the picture.



Finally, I added a bit of machine stitching as a border around the page as well as on the word embellishments for a bit of texture. The finished project is bright and fun. Best of all? It put a major dent in my stash!!


Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit The Cut Shoppe for these and other cut files for all of your projects.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Hey hey my my

Hi guys,

Zsoka back today with a new layout!

I've picked the All Heart Remix cut file which is one of my favourites ever from The Cut Shoppe and I've used it many times too. In fact I've used it in this form as well, cropped into two semi-circles, but I do like this design so I don't mind doing it more than once. The end result is always different since I use different collections, decorate differently and so on.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/234503384/the-all-heart-remix-cut-file-is-a


I've chosen the stunning Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio - now that CVS is finally available in Germany (at Scrapbook Werkstatt) I can't stay away :).

I very often go with white card stock for my cut file because I generally don't have a plan in my head when I start a layout. And with a white cut file one can go in many directions!


I backed the bigger semi-circle with different patterned papers from the collection and glued it down on the right top side of my page. I didn't glue down the biggest hearts so they add a bit of dimension.



I layered some tissue paper and a couple of the frame ephemera pieces behind my photo and placed these on the big semi-circle. I added some phrase stickers, chipboards, ephemera, fussy cut butterfly and a flair button to embellish this side. I wrote my journaling here too.

Don't ask about the title...I just had this song on my mind when I was working on the layout :).


As for the smaller semi-circle. I cut this from the same white card stock and glued it down completely so it is flush against the background. I hand stitched a few of the hearts and did some string art.




I filled some hearts with those fabulous glitter enamel dots, some wood veneer hearts and I added a couple more fussy cut butterflies.

I splattered some blue paint across my page to finish it off. I hope I could inspire today in some small way!

Thank you for stopping by X


Sunday, May 21, 2017

You're the One for Me

Hello there! Today I have a layout to share using the Sweet Sentiments cut file as a fun title. I love how it comes with four phrases, plus you can get extra mileage by using the heart speech bubble on it's own!


To create this layout I cut the color blocking from a patterned paper, and hand stitched each triangle down with coordinating thread. Next, I added a small photo and some flowers I hand cut from a 6"x6" patterned paper. Finally, I added my title! I used the "offset" tool in Silhouette Studio to create the white mat for the title. It helps it really stand out on the page, and makes the phrase easier to read.



Thank you for joining me today, be sure to stop by the shop to check out the Sweet Sentiments cut file!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mermaid Art Journal Spread

Hello everyone! It's Zinia here to share with you a page I created using a lovely cut file from The Cut Shoppe store.

Last month I shared with you a really fun and colorful art journaling spread I created using cut files from the Cut Shoppe and you seemed to enjoy it. So I decided to do some more art journaling for you.



So I had a few leftover pieces of the Have a Heart cut file from my last project and I thought they would be perfect as accent of an underwater seascape. So I decided to make a mermaid art journal spread since it's MerMay. 


I started by creating a fun background with a lot of texture and color variation. I used my favorite Jane Davenport acrylic paints and some stencils.


Once I was happy with my background, I blocked out some area with white gesso and painted my mermaid. I kept her cute and simple to match with the whimsical style of the page.


Then I added the cut file pieces at two opposite corners of the page along with some pink circles and doodled around them to help them blend in with the rest of the elements.

I really hope you enjoyed this and got inspired to use your cut files in more creative ways.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hi, Hey, Hello!

Hi, Hey HELLO! Just one of the many catchphrases we use around here to get someones attention when the camera is out! It's Michelle here today with a new layout by the way ;) And its a fun one featuring the awesome FREE cut files from National Scrapbooking Day. You can find the free download HERE, but for now, lets take a closer look at what I created..


I thought I'd have a little fun with the Hi, Hey, Hello 💛 circle, by moving the words around a little to make way for the photo. I've also resized the wedges to give it an uneven look, and to make way for some clusters of embellishments. I used the Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, yes again! It's one of my all time favourites, and I just can't get enough of it! The photo chosen is from Leila's birthday in December last year (hence the Santa in the background)

Here's a look at the Free cut file set if you haven't seen it yet. Such a cool collection of designs!


I think I might have to try that spirograph type shape on a layout soon!

Here's some close ups of my layout..

I've layered a few pieces from the ephemera pack in the collection, along with some stickers and enamel dots. 

 

Of course the Hi, Hey, Hello is the main title for the page, Ive backed both pieces of the cut files with more pattern paper, then sewed through the words and also around the edges of the wedges.. haha that rhymed! You can see here that I also added dimension to the 2 larger wedges by lifting them up from the page with some foam sheets.


Papers and stickers tucked into and under the photo, and a delicate doily to finish it off.


Lastly this cluster which is made up of similar items from the top cluster. Circular items, stickers, party hats and a star instead of a flower.

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has given you a touch of inspiration leading into the weekend. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ain't Life Grand

Welcome to the Cut Shoppe blog, Wendy here today with some tropical inspiration!  I've used the Fresh Squeezed cut file as my starting point, Summer Vibes, and Ain't Life Grand files along with my Cocoa Daisy May kits filled with Crate Paper goodies.



Here is a close up of the orange slices, I've backed some with white and others with some tropical colors for a splash of color.




My next piece to the layout was the palm trees which I also mirror imaged and cut to a large size to hold my picture and to continue the tropical feel.



My final touch was the title cut in black from the Ain't Life Grand cut files.


Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you are feeling in a tropical mood!  You can find these cut files and more at the Cut Shoppe etsy shop.