Monday, June 24, 2019

Ahoy There | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe friends,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the awesome new Ahoy There cut file!



Ahoy There

I cut the design from some red patterned paper and then backed it with a colourful stripe paper. I then added some craft foam on the underneath side and adhered it down to my background cardstock. I also added some foam dots underneath the points on the wheel. 

I had the perfect photo for this cut file, its of my son at Disneyland Paris, there was a big boat wheel in the playground area and he loved it! I placed my photo on the right hand side of the page and tucked in a frame and some stickers to add some interest and draw the eye to the photo.

I also layered some stickers over the top of the photo on the left hand side. The compass ones were perfect for the centre of the cut file design.  I also added a flair button to the very centre to enhance the design even more.

A few of the die-cuts were also great for embellishments, I added the Journey die-cut underneath the 'Ahoy There', I liked the pop of black and white down there. Some cute little ship wood veneer pieces just had to go on this page too. I placed one in between the 'Ahoy' word and the 'There' word. I also added a wood veneer large map marker to the top as I thought it looked good there!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today! Check out The Cut Shoppe store for some amazing digital designs for every kind of project!

Happy creating!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

i love you this much | orange gearle

Hi! Orange Gearle here with a layout in my traveler's notebook.    I am using the This Much cut file -- here's a look at the layout!



And here is a closer look at the cut file!


This spread was all about how much I love the ocean -- the sounds, the smells, and how it allows me to exhale deeply and relax!  


I used a mix of papers from Pinkfresh Studio, Heidi Swapp, and One Canoe Two. I love all the pinks and yellows!


I made a video of my process, if that's something that suits your fancy!



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


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Delightful Day Together | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha, and I'm here with you today sharing a layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the Delightful cut file from The Cut Shoppe, and I think it is just delightful used as a large title on my page!



For my layout, I used the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection, along with a few items from my stash.  To begin the spread, I sized the cut file to about 8" high, so it would fit in the TN.  I cut it out using a striped patterned paper from the collection.  I love how it looks layered over the dot grid paper!  Next, I trimmed the cut file to fit in the traveler's notebook, so a portion was on each side of the page.

I added my photo and embellished around it with ephemera pieces, acetate, and stickers.  I also added some stamping.


Next, I trimmed an acetate piece to fit inside of the letter "D"  and layered another acetate piece and a puffy foam sticker over it.


To complete the title, I used a puffy phrase sticker and another sticker from my stash.  I added the journaling, stamped the date, and added a few more acetate pieces to finish off the layout.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 



Friday, June 21, 2019

Hockey Smile

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share using the All The Angles cut file and the Horizon collection from Paige Evans.   I really love a cut file that just begs to be stitched.  This one in particular looked like a quilt to me so I couldn't wait to put my sewing machine to work!


One of the things I love about a cut file like this is that you can just use one piece of paper to back it and it looks like it was a lot of work. lol


Once I started stitching, I quickly realized my stitching skills weren't good enough to do all these rows perfectly straight, so I just went with it and I kinda like that they're not perfect.  Make it look more like a quilt!



Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Welcome Home

Hey there! It's Devra  here today and I have a fun project to share.  I wanted to make my son came feel special when he arrived hime from his first year in college.   I used a couple of cut files to create a cool banner!

As I've already mentioned, I love using products in different ways. No standard banner shape for me today!  Why not do something unexpected? I used the star from the Boys Rule cut file to create the base. I backed it with white so it could be seen better. The Open Letter Alpha is one of my favorite fonts in the shop. It's so whimsical and perfect choice for me here. I added family and home sentiments from my stash to lightly embellish each piece. See how easy this was? I love how versatile cut files can be.







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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Life Skill | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly here today to share a new layout using the Shining Star Cut File from The Cut Shoppe Store!



I started by sizing the cut file to 11.5" in Cricut Design Space and cut the cut file on a piece of white cardstock. I pulled the positive piece of the cut file (the image you see above) and just used the negative pieces (the pieces you would normally throw away) for my layout. I also used the star from the cut file as a template to trim my 3.5" photo into a star shape.


I went through my ribbon stash and grabbed a rainbow of colors. I then lightly attached the ribbon the the negative pieces of the cardstock using tape runner, and then stitched along the edge of each piece of paper. I also added hand stitching between each of the negative pieces of the cut file.


I decided to leave one of the spaces empty for my title and journaling. I taped that piece of the cut file to a scrap piece of paper and ran it threw my WRMK Typecast Typewriter to ensure that I would have perfect placement of the journaling. I added my title using Thickers from my stash.


I really debated on whether or not to embellish the layout any further. I felt like there was already so much going on with the different color ribbons, but decided to add a small clustering of embellishments in a few areas on the layout...staying with the tone on tone technique.

This layout was so fun to put together and I love thinking outside the box when it comes to using cut files! Have you ever tried to use just the negative pieces of a cut file?!


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I Love You This Much | Iris Fox

Hello Lovelies, Iris hopping on to share a sweet layout all about the love my daughter has with her lovey.  As soon as I saw the THIS MUCH Cut File, it reminded me of a few photos of her hugging her Hippy, and I knew I had to create something special.


I got creative with some mixed media in the background. I used Ali Edwards acrylic paint in Columbine (aqua) and Cascade (white) mixed with Avery Elle Saphire liquid watercolor.   After I gessoed the white cardstock, I swirled the two shades of aqua/blue on, adding splotches of the paint as well.

Woven wallhangings are all the rage lately, and I was inspired by one I saw at IKEA to do a layout in that style.  I painted a wood skewer with the same blue color and added a blue trim to serve as the "hangar".  I masked a triangular area on my background where the hangar would be and then stamped two sentiments from the Felicity Jane Denise stamp set in matching colors in the masked area. (WPlus9 Lake House and My Favorite Things Nightshift Blue)
I cut the cut file around 2.5"x 4.5" out of a dusty aqua textured cardstock and hung it from my skewer with twine.  After matting the photo with pattened paper, I hung it to the right of the cut file title. Then I filled in the spaces across the layout with a variety of paper tags, trims, little embellishments, and sequins (strung together), all hung with the same twine.

Once I had everything placed where I wanted, I took a Dear Lizzy gold rub-on sheet and added a little sentiment in the space under the photo.  I also rubbed on gold hearts around the page.  For a final touch, I sprinkled gold Heidi Swapp color shine.
I'm always drawn to word and phrase cut files and like finding new ways to use them.  Here, I hung it vertically with twine to be part of my "wallhanging", and I left in unbacked so that all the yummy mixed media shines through.  Go to the shop for the THIS MUCH cut file and see what you can do with it.  So fun for any hugging photos!

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Thanks for stopping by!