Wednesday, July 18, 2018

let love grow | orange gearle

Hello! Orange Gearle here with a new spread in my Traveler's Notebook. I used THREE different items from The Cut Shoppe

This layout is in my "junk journal" style TN that I made with patterned papers. Some of my pages are smaller -- and this left side was perfect for my title! I used the Super Star Alpha for part of my title. Did you know that The Cut Shoppe has Traveler's Notebook files? For the right side, I used the heart decorative page from Love Rules Traveler's Notebook!   They are sized perfectly for a standard TN, and I love the extra fun they add!  Finally I used the printable available in the shop called The Road Trip. Even though this isn't about a road trip, I couldn't resist those cute flowers! They were perfect for this one!  Here's a look at the cut files I used.

Here are a couple of close up photos of my project:

This alpha. I know I am going to use this over and over again. I love the stars!! 

I also made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!

Thank you so much for stopping by! XO o.g.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Really? | Kelly Janes

Hey there friends! Kelly back with you today sharing a new 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Summer Vibes Cut File.

I loved the diagonal design of this text print patterned paper that I used as my background, and I knew I wanted my layout to go in the same direction. So I tilted my photos along with the embellishments to fit the flow of the paper, but I felt something was still missing.

I went through my cut file collection and came across the Summer Vibes Cut File. I cut two large palm leaves from a striped patterned paper and tucked them alongside the photos. I love the extra pop of color and how the leaves help fill up the page. I LOVE the summer feel of this layout!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Shine On Layout with Neftali

Happy Monday lovely readers, it’s Neftali here today to share a fun layout using mainly Cutfiles! 

I know it’s fun to always bring out our stash to create with the gorgeous TCS cutfiles, but have you ever created a layout using only cutfiles? Well, let’s get into today’s layout share!

For this particular layout I used the Floral Arrangement cutfile that wasn’t live on the shop on the 28th of June. 

These beautiful florals had me thinking which way I could use them on my layout. I thought about backing them with some pretty patterned papers. But then I remembered I have just recently received some glitter pastes in pretty much the perfect colors for a floral arrangement. So I went for it, and simply spread the glitter paste using 4 different colors. 

For the base of my page, I used some gelatos as watercolors to add a bit of color to my page. I then added some gold splatters and waited for that to dry.

Once it was dry, I stuck my flowers and leaves in a diagonal shape and quickly added my photo. One of me a couple of years back when I had purple hair and was having fun using some filters. It’s always great to scrap older photos I’ve been holding onto for some time!

The final touch was my title from the Vicki Boutin Thickers which went so well with all the fun glitter on my page! 

So friends, I want to challenge you all to try out a layout where you use minimal supplies to make your cut files the main attraction! 

I can’t wait to see what you make. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

L.O.V.E. | Donna Espiritu

Hello, The Cut Shoppe fans! Donna here today with a new project using a couple of cut files from the store and the free Printable if you join The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot FB group.

Free Printable!!! Join TCS Scrap Spot FB Group to download!

Instead of a scrapbook layout, I tried my hand again at a TN spread. I made it really simple as I wanted to make the cut files stand out.

I backed the LOVE cut file with a transparency sheet with glitter confetti design. It's a bit hard to capture but some of the tiny pieces of confetti have sparkles.

I just cut a few pieces of The Flower Power background cut file and layered a couple beneath the photo. I kept the embellishments simple and didn't use foam tape to keep it flat since I'd be adding more spreads in the future.

I did splatter some watercolor for some messy texture. The colors in the free printables are perfect for my Clique Kits June Horizon kit.

A scatter of sequins and itty bitty word art stickers completed the spread.

That's all for today! I hope you all liked my project. Would love to hear your thoughts so don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Shine On by Jill

Hey TCS friends, it's Jill with another page using an adorable background file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!  This layout features the A Walk In The Clouds 12x12 background file and a sweet picture of my Q, basking in the sun.

I didn't want to cover the entire background paper, so I cut this file slightly smaller this time; I've used these adorable clouds before and loved the look of them full size at 12x12, but I felt like smaller was better this time around.

I backed a few of the open cloud cuts with a floral pattern, but wanted some of the pretty background paper to show through as well.  

My photo is 3x4 and I layered a few coordinating papers behind it, then framed the whole piece with a die cut frame.  I added a few chipboard pieces on this layout as well.

The title is a phrase from some glitter Thickers, I added the date and kept the rest of the page super simple.  With all the patterns and the fun cloud cut file, I felt like I had enough on this layout.

Thanks for checking out my latest layout for TCS!  Go on and get crafty ;)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Cut Files | Rest Stop

Hey friends!  It's time for four NEW Cut File sets!  The Design Team members have put in some suggestions recently, so I've been working on covering some of their requests!  I think you will like all of today's new sets...I know I did!  I liked them so much, I decided to combine two cut files on the layout I'm sharing today.  I worked with the Tangled Triangles 8.5x11 cut file and the Super Star Alpha cut file.

I used two of my favorite techniques on this layout, hand-stitching and backing a cut file.  The Simple & Sweet collection from Pinkfresh Studio is one of my new favorites, so I grabbed it for my layout.  I worked on my title first, and used the Silhouette Cameo sketch pens to draw out part of the title for hand-stitching.  And I wanted to use a large, vertical title on the layout to fill in the space next to the Tangled Triangles cut file.

After I finished my title, I worked on backing the cut file with some of the 6x6 papers from the Simple & Sweet collection.  I didn't want to fill in all of the triangle spaces, but I thought it would be fun to bring in some pops of color and pattern with a few of the papers.  

I used a larger than normal photo on the layout, and changed it to black & white because I really wanted it to stand out.  Then I placed embellishments around the Tangled Triangle cut file to add balance to the design.

You can check out my process for this layout, in my new video.  And I would love to have you as a new Subscriber on my YouTube channel!

Now is a great time to head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store and check out the new designs.  And it's always fun to pick up a few extras while you're there!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DIY Personalized T-Shirt and Coffee Mug | Helen Gullett

Hello The Cut Shoppe friends... Helen is back here today with another fun DIY projects using The Cut Shoppe Cutting Files.

Personalizing items are fun, special, and perfect for gifts and even for yourself to use. And... thankful for digital cutting files, you can create any thing and any style with them.

My projects today are a Personalized T-Shirt and Personalized Coffee Mug using the Brush Up Alpha, the Bountiful Blessings, and the Java Scripts.

On the t-shirt, I created the words, Grateful and Caffeinated, using the Brush Up Alpha set. First, I opened the files in PNG using my Silhouette Studio Designer Software. Then I traced them to make the cutting lines. I released the compound path for all of them, and then picked the letters I wanted to use for the words, then create compound path again.

Next step is I arranged them slightly overlapping each other, and then weld.

For the Blessed arrow word, I simply opened the PNG file, then traced the image, then released compound path of all, and then created the compound path just for the Blessed arrow word.

I measured the width and length the space I wanted to put the cut out vinyl on the t-shirt. I arranged all the all the words, resized, grouped, and then resized again to fit the size on the shirt.

Alway to remember that when you work with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), ALWAYS REVERSE your image before cutting it. I cut it out using the black glitter heat transfer vinyl, I added a pillow case on top of the shirt, and then using my iron (hottest setting, no steam) to transfer the image on my shirt. I pressed the top and I pressed again from the back. It is about 20-30 seconds each press.

And for the mug... to create the cutting files, I followed the same step I did for the Blessed arrow word. I resized the image to fit on my coffee mug.

I cut the image out using the purple glitter HTV. Before adding the cut out HTV on the mug, make sure you clean the mug with alcohol wipe to remove all the residue and dirt.

I added the cut out HTV on the mug, and I used my iron to transfer the image. I did it directly on top of the plastic carrier, no pillow case layer. I pressed longer that I did on the shirt. And also I only used the tip of the iron. I lifted up the plastic carried often to make sure the HTV was glued on the mug.

After all image transferred well on the mug, I secured it with Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe. Using this Mod Podge, to make sure it can be washed at Top Rack Dishwasher. But it takes about 30 days to cure before you can put it in the dishwasher. So if you plan to make this mug for presents, plan ahead... especially for Christmas, it is great time to start planning and making :D :D :D

Here are all the cutting files I used on my projects today:

I hope these projects give you some inspirations to keep creating with The Cut Shoppe cutting files. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful day!