Wednesday, January 23, 2019

hey guys? | orange gearle

Hi! Orange Gearle here with a layout using the pretty Flower Power 12x12 background cut file. This is a photo of my daughter in the hotel swimming pool -- one of her favorite things ever.  And my story is all about her obsession. Here is a look at the layout:



Here is the cut file:


For this layout I am using mostly items from Amy Tangerine's Sunshine & Good Times collection (from a while ago)!  I love it when I get to use up some of my stash.   I actually used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file twice -- once I cut it as is for the white card stock. Then I used my Silhouette software to take out all of the middle parts so it would just cut the outside of the flowers -- this made it super easy to back it! Here's are a few close ups:




I started out with a white card stock background. I thought I might put some mixed media behind the area where the photos is --- and then I got carried away. :-)  I ended up with a full mixed media background behind the files. I used some foam to pop the whole cut file. 


I fussy cut some butterflies and added some flair and tangled thread for the win! I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by! XO o.g.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fresh Squeezed Summer Layout | Amanda Baldwin


Hi TCS Friends! 

Amanda here, and at the moment it's Summer break in my part of the world!
Think balmy sunsets at the beach and sipping ice cold lemonade! My favorite time of year!
For today's layout I am sharing a lil Summer sunshine & warmth with the Fresh Squeezed Digital Cut File....

"Summer Days"


Whoa, talk about a burst of sunshine! 
This layout is a pop of bright, fun colors and just screams all things Summer! Yay! 

How totally awesome is the Fresh Squeezed cut file?! 
It comes in 2 sizes in the one download too (12 x 12" & 8.5 x 11")! Ideal for all your paper crafting needs!
For today's layout I have cut mine in the 8.5 x 11" size.
Here's a closer look at it.....

 

Love it! You can get the Fresh Squeezed file from The Cut Shoppe HERE 

For this layout, the Fresh Squeezed file was cut in white cardstock, which I hand colored with Shimmerz Paints. I actually used three shades of yellow paint: Spritz: Chick-a-Dee, Vibez: Sunset Strip & Coloringz: Lil' Yellow Skool Bus. These colors coordinate & blend together beautifully - they really make the Freshly Squeezed cut file 'pop'! 


Instead of backing the lemons with pattern papers, I choose to support the file with a messy, mixed media base. I paint a layer of white gesso, and while it's still wet I add a very watery layer of peachy pink watercolor paint. This creates subtle color for beneath the cut file. I also add lots of pretty paint splatters and droplets in the yellows which I sprayed my cut file with, as well as Shimmerz: Royal Red & Bubblegum Blast too! Messy never looked so pretty! 


I use Echo Park's Good Day Sunshine collection for my layout, as the colors in this collection compliment my photo beautifully (& there may just be a lemon ephemera or two in this line too!)
Here's a few close ups for you.....


So happy together, indeed! Summer break is the BEST!!!
I embellish the cut file with a mix of die cut ephemera, cardstock stickers, chipboard stickers and lots of enamel dots! 


Such a bright & fun page! 
The Fresh Squeezed cut file is perfect for documenting our Summer memories with! 
I hope you feel inspired by my creating today, & that my page brings some warmth to my Northern Hemisphere friends :)

Get the Fresh Squeezed File HERE
& check out more amazing designs in The Cut Shoppe while you're there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo



Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 Goals with Kira

Hey friends!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout today! 




I really love the new Floral Frame cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  But I really wanted to figure out a different way to use it...and here's why:  a few months ago, the Flutterby cut file was released.  And for obvious reasons, it was a favorite among the design team.  I think everyone ended up using it.  And while all of our designs definitely looked different, there wasn't a ton of variety in how we used it.  So when I saw the Floral Frame, I thought, this is definitely going to be a favorite...and sure enough it has been.  But I wanted to show you how it could be used in a different way!



I started by cutting the cut file out on my Cricut sized as 11.5" wide on textured white cardstock.  Then before backing anything, I cut apart all of the flowers from each other.  I tried to salvage as many flowers as possible, and think I only tossed two in the process. 



Then I picked out my color scheme.  I have been really loving yellow lately, so I wanted to make sure that was the main color on my page.  I added in some navy and a touch of teal. 



I backed all of my flowers, loosely, not even attaching the entire white outline to the patterned paper.  This not only made the process faster, but it also added a little more dimension to my page.  Then I arranged my flowers in a diagonal pattern down my page. 



After that, it was just a matter of some simple embellishing, some journaling and some black and gold splatters!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Book Love | Kelly Janes

Hey there friends! Kelly here today to share my first layout for 2019! I've been busy working on my December Daily album so I was excited to get back to my 12x12 scrapbooking! For my layout today I'm using the Freebie Friyay With Love Cut File.



I cut the cut file on white cardstock and used the cut file to trace the center of the heart on another sheet of white cardstock. I then used an alpha stamp set to repeatedly stamp the word "Books" on the background. This layout is all about how I actually completed one of my 2018 resolutions...to read at least 24 books in a year.


I  used the same cut file to trace the heart on a sheet of patterned paper. I fussy cut the heart shape from the patterned paper and started layering all of the pieces together. I layered a sheet of vellum over the white cardstock with the stamping, I then added the patterned paper over the vellum, and finally I adhered the cut file on the top of the patterned paper.


I tucked my photo in the bottom left corner of the heart and added a couple clusters of embellishments.


This layout was so fun to put together! Now you can take a look at my process video!


Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me today! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of our cut files.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Love You | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a dreamy layout using the Cloud Nine background cut file!

Cloud Nine

I cut the cut file from white cardstock to replicate clouds and then backed the open spaces in the clouds with a cloud patterned paper. I used the Here Comes The Sun collection by Pretty Little Studio as it was perfect to go with the Cloud Nine cut file. Its such a whimsical collection and I love those hot air balloons!

Once I had backed all the open clouds with the cloud paper, I used craft foam to pop it up off the plain white cardstock background. I added a few of the die-cut clouds to enhance the dreamy feel plus also added those super cute hot air balloon die-cuts too!

I popped up my title with foam dots and I like how it overlaps the photo, I added a few other die-cuts like the hearts plus I also added 2 flair buttons that went with the theme too. I like how the sun die-cut is peeking out from one of the clouds!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create a dreamy page using some cloud cut files!

Happy creating!


Friday, January 18, 2019

Seek Adventure | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here with you today sharing a fun layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the Spin Out cut file, a new design available at The Cut Shoppe.



To create my layout, I used mainly the On Our Way collection by Fancy Pants- from the December 2018 Clique Kits.  I love the colors and travel theme of this collection, and thought it would be perfect to document a trip to the aquarium from last Spring Break.

I chose to cut out the cut file using the rainbow paper from this collection.  I love the way this cut file looks using the rainbow striped paper!


I layered some tags, added puffy stickers, and did some stamping to complete the first side of my spread.


For the other side of the layout, I layered some patterned paper behind my photo.  Next, I added several circular elements from the ephemera pack, stamping on some of them.


I stamped the date on a file tab and added some journaling on a tag and slipped it behind the photo.  To finish off the page, I added some enamel dots from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by today!  


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Going Crazy | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout!

Hello Lovelies! Theresa here today sharing a hybrid layout I created using the Snapshots digital collection. This amazing collection includes patterned papers, journal cards, die cut pieces, and a really fun alphabet set, and can be purchased in the shop here: Snapshots Collection.



I am always so excited to work with digital products because the possibilities for using them are endless! It's like all the good things in our industry all together: beautiful products delivered instantly (no shipping!), fantastic papers and embellishments, and the ability to print them and manipulate them any way we want to. Here is my layout I created with this awesome collection:



I was inspired by my background paper and these photos I took of myself and my husband the day after Christmas. We were exhausted! We were so tired and happy and done from all the holiday hoopla and we had taken this hilarious series of selfies together, so I used the background paper to make frames for each of the photos.


I had so much fun clipping these hilarious photos and using this background paper to fit the story I wanted to tell. This paper is so fun and gives lots of other opportunities to add embellishments and journaling, as well. I printed out some of the embellishments in the kit and added those, such as the pink and yellow hearts.



I also added a few dimensional embellishments, such as the "together" rubber word from Maggie Holmes, and the candy heart from Crate Paper.


My journaling is split between two frames, one is in the upper right corner and the other is right beside the title on the left hand side.



My favorite element of this layout, and perhaps the most fun to make, was the title! The Snapshots collection has a really fun alphabet set that I used as a clipping mask for some of the patterned papers. I really wanted to make the title as quirky and silly as the photos, so I clipped my favorite papers to the letters and brought them all together to form my words. Then I added a white border around the words and cut them out with my Silhouette.


I adhered my title to the layout using pop dots just so they would stand out a bit. You can see video tutorials for how I created the title below.



I also created a tutorial sharing how I clipped my photos to the background paper, which you can see here.



Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this has inspired you to use digital scrapbooking collections in your own memory keeping!