Friday, July 4, 2014

New Cut Files & Cut It Out Challenge!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  I hope you have a fun-filled weekend of food, family, friends and fireworks planned!  And there's always time to sit down for a little bit of scrapbooking!  You'll already have some photos on hand, from all of the Fourth of July festivities!!

Today, I have three things to share with you:  1.  New cut files have been added to The Cut Shoppe, so you'll want to stop by the store and check them out.  2.  I have a new layout to share with you, using some of the new cut files!  3.  We will have our first Cut It Out Challenge, and we would love for you to play along!

First up, here is the new layout, using the Preppy Plaid background cut file and one of the phrases from the Say Anything cut file.

The Preppy Plaid background cut file is originally sized to 12x12, but I sized it down to 6x6, to layer behind my photo.  I love the texture and subtle design it adds behind the photo.  And the Hello Life title, was first cut on Black cardstock.  After I removed it from my mat, I cut the outline of the word "Life" from a pink patterned paper from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity collection and layered it behind the outline.  I think the pop of Pink with the contrast of the Black, is a fun look!

Okay, and now let's get to the Cut It Out Challenge!!  Here are the details:

*Create a layout using at least one of the Cut Files, that can be purchased from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

*Come back to this post, and leave a link to your layout.

*Make sure you leave your link, by midnight CST on July 31st.

That's it...easy, peasy right?!  A random winner will be selected for a $10 cut file shopping spree, and announced on August 1st!

And last but not least, did you catch the Design Team announcement yesterday!  You can find it HERE!  I can't wait for these talented Ladies to start sharing their projects with you!!  Look for them, starting July 9th!

Supplies:  Preppy Plaid & Say Anything Cut Files:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Stamp, Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Thickers, Bits & Phrase Stamp:  American Crafts; Flair Button:  A Flair for Buttons: Wood Veneers:  Elle's Studio; Studio Calico & Citrus Twist; Phrase Stamp:  October Afternoon; Cork Hearts & Alpha Stickers:  Studio Calico; Enamel Dots:  Recollections; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Hotz; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo



  1. Love the plaid background and sizing it down worked so well. I can totally see using your title myself too!!

  2. Fabulous page!! Love the background cut file!!!

  3. LOOOOVE both of those cut files! The Preppy Plaid is my fav! So many ways to use it!!

  4. WooHoo! This will be a fun challenge!

  5. Awesome challenge. This is my take on for the first challenge.