Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Oh Snap | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout with you using the awesome Trippy Triangles 12 x 12 cut file

Here is the Trippy Triangles cut file from the Etsy store I used on my layout!

I backed all the cut out triangles from the background paper with some of the other papers by Pinkfresh Studio, I used a range of collections in this layout! I love Pinkfresh Studio products! 

My photo was the inspiration for this layout, the shark head reminded me of triangles and the Trippy Triangles was the perfect solution for the cut file to use! 

As I was rummaging through all my Pinkfresh stuff, I came across the transparent words and the one that says 'Oh Snap' was just perfect and made for this layout!

Embellishments were kept to a minimum so as to not cover up too much of the background detail. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for amazing designs to use in your papercrafting!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

hello there ♥

Good morning, Shannon here sharing this layout with you 

It has some of my very favorite people in it, and it's perfect for featuring one of Ashley's brand new files! Take a look:

You'll find Hello Hello and The Happy Little Clouds set on this layout, thanks for taking a look!

Make sure you keep checking back on the blog for inspiration! ♥

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cactus Embroidery with Kira

Hey everyone!  It's Kira and I am back with a little off the page project today.  Did you know you can use The Cut Shoppe cut files as embroidery patterns?!  I chose this cute little cactus from the Llama Love cut file to embroidery as a gift for a friend.

There's a few ways you can use the cut file as an embroidery pattern, but to start, you'll need to choose your hoop size and fabric.  I buy 5.5" hoops in bulk so that's the size I went with, but any size will work!  And I typically use a cotton blend fabric, but if you're a beginner, a sturdier fabric might be best.

Then to transfer your cut file.  You could print the cut file on paper and trace around the image onto your fabric by using a light box or window.  You could use the draw feature on your die cut machine to trace the image onto paper and then transfer it onto your fabric.  Or you can do what I do and let your die cut machine trace the image directly onto your fabric for you!  It's so easy!  I use just a regular black precision pen, but if you do that, you will need to make sure you cover up all the pen marks with your stitching.

Once you have your image transferred, it's just a matter of stitching.  I am no professional here.  I am actually self taught and have Pinterest to thank for that.  So if you're interested in learning, it's a really easy hobby to pick up for relatively low cost.  But in case you're curious, the stitches I used are mostly the short and long stitch and a satin stitch.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira

DIY Canvas Tote Bags For Teachers | Helen Gullett

Hello The Cut Shoppe fans! Helen is here today... School year reaches the end and we are so totally all the teachers for all what they have done to help our children to grow. For them, I made these canvas tote bags that filled with gifts.

I dressed up these three canvas tote bags with glitter heat transfer vinyls (HTV) that I cut them with cutting files from The Cut Shoppe.

On this first canvas tote bag, I cut out the some of the images from the School Rules and You've Been Schooled. When you work with HTV and vinyl, don't forget to mirror the images, and then cut. After I cut and weeded them, I saved the numbers and letters for the second canvas tote bag.

I put the cut out HTV images on the canvas (plastic carrier on top), added pillow case on it, and then I ironed it with the highest/cotton setting and no steam. I pressed it down for at leas 20-30 seconds each section. Once a while I checked it if it sticked or not yet.

On the third canvas tote bag, I used the All Caps Alpha cutting filed to create the words: Teach and Inspire. With alpha cutting files, you can create any word you want to put on your project!

For the love heart image, I welded the heart image from Friends Forever and the word "love" from Words To Live By cutting files. Before I welded them together, first I removed the word "life" from the "Love Life!" using the erase tool on Silhouette Studio.

After I arranged them in the space where I wanted them to be, I mirrored them, and then cut. Then, I ironed them just like the first 2 tote bags above.

Creating these canvas tote bags is super fun. I love the options what I can do with digital cutting files on projects I want to create.

I hope today's projects give you some inspiration to try something new with The Cut Shoppe cutting files! Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Counting Stars Layout | Elsie Robinson

Hey crafty friends - it's Elsie here! I have a bit of a different layout to share with you today, as I was inspired by the Counting Stars cut file to create an 8.5x11 sized layout, rather than my go-to 12x12 size!

Although this cut file could easily be copied and pasted to work on a 12x12 page, I really love how the stars are arranged in a vertical cluster, so I decided to give the 8.5x11 layout a try. And I am so pleased with the results, this is definitely something I will be doing again!

I cut the cut file from some 12x12 white cardstock as I wanted it to be a little bigger than my 8.5x11 layout, so the stars would stretch right to the edges of the page.

I backed each star with a patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Stargazer collection, and I even used strips of navy washi with copper accents to back some of the stars for an extra bit of shimmer!

Of course I couldn't resist doing some stitching, and I hand-stitched around all of the stars with some white thread. Once that was all done, I popped the cut file up on some foam and went a little OTT with the embellishing! But I was having way too much fun and didn't want to stop adding pretty things... I'm sure we've all been there, right?! ;)

Thanks for joining me today!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Happy Heart | Erica Thompson

Hello!  Erica here with you today to bring you a 12x12 layout using the Let's Party file that was released on Thursday!
I just fell in love with the sweet scallop border cut file and I could not wait to back it!  I dug into my stash and pulled out some Wild at Heart from Cocoa Vanilla Studio!  I thought the colors went well with the dress my daughter was wearing in the photo!  The photo was taken on Mother's Day this year and my daughter dislikes her photo taken so my husband and I grabbed her and held her tight to get her in this shot!  We took a bunch of fun photos on this day and had a great time! 
Once I had the file backed with some pretty papers I pulled out the Artisan paper from the Wild at Heart collection.  I love the mixed media look to this paper!  I added foam tape to the back of the banner and adhered it down!  I added some ephemera from the same collection and used the wood veneers for my title Happy Heart!
Super simple layout to put together and I just love how it turned out!  I would love to see you use this file in your next project!  Share with us in The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot on Facebook!  Don't forget to check out all the new released files in the shop too!
Thanks so much for stopping friends!  I will see you again later this month!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Girl Squad by Jill

Hey crafty friends!  Did you check out the new releases from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store?!?!  I absolutely adore a good banner, and the Let's Party cut file is perfection!

I started this page by sizing the banner just slightly bigger than my 12x12 cutting mat, using my Silhouette software.  I cut the banner from the pink gingham paper, then backed the open banner spaces with a few coordinating patterned papers.

I added ink splatters in several colors including gold, then embellished the layout with some gold glitter thickers to tie all the gold accents together.

The photo is tucked in behind the banner pieces, and to add more detail and texture I used black thread to machine stitch everything down.

The last embellishment on this page is the small wood stars and hearts that I sprinkled around the other embellishments to add another element of fun!

Thanks for checking out my newest layout for The Cut Shoppe!