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!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Best Ever with Joanna Bandelin

Hello friends! Joanna Bandelin with you today,  I'm sharing a scrapbook page of my sweet girl using the Change of Heart cut file.  I love the design of this cut file and wanted it to be a big part of the background. I backed it with lots of pretty papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection.

I layered my photo with a few pattern papers & washi tape then embellished around it with a mix of stickers, chipboard pieces, a wood veneer heart, a large tag and flowers. 

I added a little cluster on the top left of the photo with a cute birdie.

My title was actually a metallic gold but it clashed too much with the rest of the colors, so I pulled out some white craft paint and painted over the gold..I love the result!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

I Am | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe fans,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a fun layout with you that uses the brand new 'All The Angles' cut file

I love creating layouts like this where it gives you the opportunity to use up some leftover papers and embellishments you may have had sitting around for a while! I loved that I had enough papers to be able to back each of the triangles in this design.
All the Angles

I cut out the cut file from white cardstock, once the triangles were all backed behind, I used washi tape to secure them as I knew I was going to add machine stitching. I absolutely LOVE machine stitching and the effect it brings to a page.

 I kept the title and embellishing fairly simple, I used some stickers, wood veneer, die-cuts and some metal brad stickers to embellish. Some things I did use foam tape with for added dimension however not all needed the dimension. 

I added a little bit of tone on tone embellishing as you will see in the next 2 photos, where there was a teal paper, I added the same colour embellishment to that spot and so on. My photo was adhered with foam tape and some layers added enough for dimension. I placed the photo slightly to the right of the centre to allow for embellishing.

Thank you for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the awesome Cut Shoppe store! There are new designs being added all the time plus you will find your favourites in there too!

Happy creating!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Simple and Sweet

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share using the Fresh Squeezed cut file and the Simple & Sweet collection from Pinkfresh Studio.   I started off this LO by cutting out my cut file with a bright yellow cardstock.  All these lemons just had to be yellow!

I then backed some of those lemons with pattern paper and attempted to stitch them.  FYI, stitching circles on a sewing machine...not so easy!  LOLOL  But I kinda like the messy circles it created.

This cut file is so cute!  I might have to use it again on another LO!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2019

GUEST DESIGNER | Vania Fonseca

We are super excited to introduce you to our March Guest Designer!  Please help us in welcoming, the talented Vania Fonseca!  Vania is always sharing gorgeous projects on her Instagram account and we love seeing what she does with cut files from The Cut Shoppe!  She has an amazing layout to share with us today, but first, let's get to know a little bit more about her!

Hello i´m VĂ¢nia from Portugal, i´m a crafter that really love to make things.
I´ve started to scrapbook about four years ago and currently my favorite way to document my life it´s in a Traveler´s Notebook format, but i also love the 12x12 format and to make some mini albuns.
I´m really happy for being guest DT here at The Cut Shoppe, with all those beautiful cut files, who doesn´t, right? Thank you Ashley for the invitation!!

Feel free to check my insta account @vaniamfonseca where i share all my makings! 

Now, it's time to check out Vania's gorgeous layout, using the Pretty as a Peacock cut file.

This layout couldn't be more perfect!!  We love all of the color that Vania added to the Cut File and the stitching is such a great touch!  And the way she placed her photo and clustered around it, really lets the cut file stand out, but also draws the eye to the photo on her page.

Thanks so much for sharing with us Vania!!  You can find Vania's work HERE on Instagram.  You're definitely going to want to follow her and keep up with all of her amazing inspiration!