Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Start Here Project Life | Kelly Janes

2020 is a new year and I was reevaluating how I want to scrapbook this year. I've decided to make a transition into Project Life. I thought a great place to start my 2020 album was with the Start Here Cut File.

I sized the Start Here Cut File in Cricut Design Space to fit on a 4x6 card. I backed the cut file with a light pink patterned paper and adhered the cut file to a 4x6 piece of patterned paper. I added this card to the top left corner of my spread. I love that the "R" in the cut file is an arrow. It's automatically moves your eye down to the rest of the spread. Once that card was finished I was ready to move onto the rest.

I used multiple photos in my spread along with multiple cards from the Citrus Twist January Kit. I love that I can add puffy stickers and layers onto my cards/photos! I'm really happy with how this spread came together...especially since this is my first Project Life layout EVER!

Don't forget to head to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the available products! I can honestly tell you that these products can be used on any project! I've used cut files for cards, 12x12 layouts, in my planner, and now Project Life! So fun!!! If you want to read more on my thoughts of why I made this change then you can head to my blog to read more about this change.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Playing Ball with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my Life Crafted album.  Here's a look at my completed layout:

I started this layout by typing up a story about my dog Folsom.  After typing it, there was a small space at the bottom where I knew I could put some embellishing. 

Since the story is about Folsom's love of playing fetch, I decided to punch green circles (like tennis balls) and then I used the All Caps Alpha to cut out the word "ball" in pink patterned paper.  I adhered these letters using foam adhesive. 

On the reverse page, I printed a great picture of Folsom running with his tennis ball.  I used a frame from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection  to frame the photo, then added a pink tiny word sticker to carry some of the pink over the the right side. 

I wanted to continue the idea of the green tennis balls, so I punched a fifth circle out and built up an embellishment cluster over top.  Then using some embroidery thread, I hand stitched a "bounce line" leading to the ball. 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Monday, February 17, 2020

Be Mine | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly back today with a new 12x12 Valentine themed layout. It's been awhile since I've created a 12x12 layout because I've been loving creating in my planner for the past 6 months or so. But I loved this photo of my husband so much that I wanted to highlight it on a larger scale.

I started in Cricut Design Space by "slicing" apart the FREEBIE FRIYAY Listen to Your Heart Cut File. I used a very vibrant patterned paper for my background, so I backed each row of hearts with vellum to help the hearts stand out from the background.

I tucked my photo under one of the rows of hearts for additional interest, and I then added a few clusterings of embellishments to help your eye dance around the layout. This layout was very simple, but I the cut file, vellum and different types of embellishments (puffy embellishments, die cuts, stitching, etc) adds so much interest to the layout!

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the different cut files, classes and digital products!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

My Boy | Mandy Melville

Hello everyone!

Mandy here with you today to share a traveler's notebook layout using the Love Grows Here cut file from The Cut Shoppe! It was perfect for documenting a recent photo of me with my handsome boy!

Here's a look at the cut file.

Love Grows Here

I started by resizing the cut file to fit my traveler's notebook insert. I then cut it out of white cardstock and backed it with patterned papers. I chose to use the Felicity Jane Madison collection for this layout, as I thought the colours would complement the photo nicely.

Once I'd finished backing the cut file I adhered it to the left hand side of my spread, and I scattered some sequins and puffy stickers around it. I also added some typed journaling to this page as well.

Over on the right hand side of the spread I added my photo and title. I kept this page fairly simple so as to keep the focus on the cut file and photo.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today! I'll be back with another project to share with you later this month.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

XOXO | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It's Tarrah back with you and today I have a new love themed layout using the Love Ya cut file.

I cut the cut file design out of white textured cardstock and then backed the shadow parts with black cardstock. I then used a black pen to outline the outer edge and also the shadow pieces.

Love Ya

Going through my stash of bits and pieces of love collections I found I had lots of things with the XOXO on to add to my page. These were mostly from the Hello Love and Main Squeeze collections by Crate Paper. 

I adhered the XOXO to some red cardstock using some craft foam underneath the cut file to give some height and dimension. 

Over the top of the cut file, I layered lots of things like a pocket, some tags, a few stickers and some wood veneer hearts. 

The fabric X and O are from my stash and I layered a heart puffy sticker and a gold glitter sticker. The flair button on the left of my page is also from my stash and it goes perfectly as it is a bicycle with hearts in the top basket!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to create a love themed layout and to check out all the gorgeous cut file designs in the shop!

Happy creating!

Thursday, February 13, 2020


We've got four NEW Cut File designs available in The Cut Shoppe store today!  Stop by to pick up your favorites!  They are great for documenting Valentine's Day or love themed projects!

Don't forget, that we love to see what you're doing with the Cut Files, so make sure you tag us @thecutshoppe on Social Media or use the hashtag #thecutshoppe, when you post.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Be My Valentine | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha here today, and I'm back with another layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the oh so fun Be My Valentine cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's the layout I created:

Here's the Be My Valentine cut file:

For my project today, I used lots of January 2020 release products from Elle's Studio.  To begin the layout, I sized the cut file to fit in my traveler's notebook and cut it out on white cardstock.  I backed the words and heart with different patterned papers.  Next, I adhered the cut file to another patterned paper and added it to the traveler's notebook.  To embellish the page, I added some puffy heart stickers and a die cut heart.

For the other side of the layout, I layered a tag behind my photo.  I stamped a label and sentiment onto some patterned paper, trimmed it out, and added it to the top of the page.  I used some phrase stickers and a leatherette sticker to frame the photo.

I did a bit more stamping at the bottom of the page and added a puffy heart sticker.  To finish off the layout, I added a messy hand-drawn border around the edges of the spread.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out all of the fun new designs at The Cut Shoppe store.  I will see you again soon!