Sunday, August 31, 2014

Reach for the Stars and you will fly!


My next layout that I have to share with you, I have used one of the files from our recent blog hop called A Walk in the Clouds. Which I absolutely fell in love with and couldn't wait to use on one of my own layouts.

Often I love cut files but think how could I use it on my layout where it fits in with the overall theme or idea I am trying to portray.  In this instance, I used the clouds as a reference to the sky and my sentiment of reaching for the stars and how you can achieve amazing things if you put your mind to it.     

Close ups:

Hope I have inspired you to think about the different ways you can use The Cut Shoppe cut files to support the particular feel or theme of your layouts!

Take care

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Crazy Love

Hi everyone, Amy here to share a layout with you that I created using some printables and cut files from The Cut Shoppe.  I love Ashley's new printables, and couldn't wait to use the Let Love In on my layout.

I also used The Borderlines cut file (as an embellishment).

My title is from the So In Love cut file.

Here's my layout.

Here are the printables up close.

And The Borderlines cut file.  I backed it with Gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Nerd

Hi everyone, Annelie here with a new LO to share!
I've wanted to scrap this photo of my book crazy girl, and the cut file "The Page Turner" had the perfect title for my LO; BOOK NERD!
True to my addiction, I did use a cut file as a stencil first though, using modelling paste I used the very cool file "The Plus Infinity", but I cut it out in 8.5x11".
Last but not least, I used the gorgeous heart border cut from "The Borderline Too" on my page.

What cut files are you using lately? And how?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Botanical Gardens & New Cut Files!

I love stopping in every week to share a new layout with you, using the cut files sets that have been added to The Cut Shoppe!  Today, we have five new sets in the Shop, so make sure you stop by to check them out!  The layout I created today, uses the Funky Florals cut file.  I used two of the flower icons from this set, for my layout.

I cut the two larger flowers from White cardstock, and then backed them with a circle, that I cut from two different patterned papers.  I wanted to leave the smaller flowers un-backed.  I cut them in three different sizes and added an enamel dot to the center of each one, for an added touch of color!

You can find the Funky Florals cut file, HERE, in the Shop today!!

And if you are looking to get some of the new Cut Files that are available today, or any other favorites, you've been keeping your eye on, then it's your lucky day!!  We are having a Labor Day Sale today through September 2nd!!

There are a few other things going on, that you won't want to miss!!

*August Cut It Out Challenge:  Ends August, 31st!  Check out all of the info HERE to play along!

*You can still play along with Creative Scrappers Sketch #276, for the chance to win $20 to The Cut Shoppe!  Link up on the CS Blog, by August 31st!

*September 1st:  We'll be featuring a new Guest Designer!

*September 17th:  Blog Hop with Clique Kits!  There are 10 new cut file sets in the Shop, that coordinate with the September Study Abroad Kit, so make sure you check them out!

*Don't forget to sign up for our FREE Newsletter, by clicking the link at the top of the Blog!

Supplies:  Cut Files:  Funky Florals; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper & Shimelle; Letter Stickers:  Basic Grey; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Cork Butterflies, Date Stamp & Buttons:  American Crafts; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Holtz; Wood Veneer:  Freckled Fawn

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Here We Go...

Hi everyone,
It's Gina here today and I  have a new layout to share today using a fun mix of cut files and printables.

Snap Layout

supplies: The Cut Shoppe Printables, All Around Arrows cut file; American Crafts: Amy Tangerine pattern papers

I used the all around arrows cut files and cut a repeated arrow out of different pieces of pattern paper.  I then printed off the picture this printables, and used a circle punch to cut out the 'snap' and 'pose smile repeat' words.  I finished off my layout by adding some stitching, journaling, tab and banner.

Thanks for stopping by today, stop by The Cut Shoppe store today to pick these up!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You make me happy when skies are grey

Hi everyone, it's Danielle here with you today! For my layout I used the new Borderlines Too cut file, went for that awesome swirl border and created my background with it. With the La la la love you cut file I made the title of my layout.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Photo Bomb!! (a tutorial)

Good Morning!!

Sarah here to show you a layout I made using the Captured on Camera cut file as a background! 

 To do this I released the compound path by right clicking on the selected file and selecting "release compound path", and chose the files I wanted to use.

Once I had deleted the images I didn't want to cut, I removed the outline of the three phrases I wanted to use (that will make is so it leaves the words as a part of the paper once it's cut and doesn't cut the whole thing out.), then I grouped each individual image back together by right clicking on them and selecting the "group" option. This will keep all the lines together in the cut file so when you move it, it's all one shape still!

After that, it's just a matter of moving the phrases where you want them to be on your layout! I love the Cameo because it's a 12x12 cutting area so I know that the way I've arranged my files on the screen is exactly how it's going to cut!

Once I cut it, I backed it with some fun bright summery paper from Webster's Pages and went around the words with a black pen to make them stand out even more!

Here's some close ups:

This is the cut file I used on this layout. So in love with it! ;)

Don't forget to play along with our August Cut it Out Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Creative Scrappers & The Cut Shoppe Team Up!

Today is an exciting day, because The Cut Shoppe designers are getting together with the Creative Scrappers designers and creating layouts based on Sketch #276 and using cut files, from The Cut Shoppe!

Creative Scrappers offers two Sketch challenges each month, and always has an amazing Sponsor for each month's sketches!  There are also eBook Sketches available for purchase on the Creative Scrappers website.  These are perfect to keep on hand, when you need a creative boost, or to take along when you go to a Crop!  You can play along with today's Sketch reveal, by creating a layout based on Sketch #276 and linking up on the Creative Scrappers Blog and win a $20 Gift Certificate for The Cut Shoppe!

Let's get to the Sketch and take a look at how the Design Team used it!

First up, we have a Special Guest with us today...Kathy Skou!  Kathy is our Facebook guru for Creative Scrappers and I invited her to share her take on the Sketch, with us today!  She used the That Darn Cat cut file from the Shop and I love how she used it on her layout!

And here are the layouts created by The Cut Shoppe Design Team!

Annelie Maddock and I, are also sharing our take on the Sketch on the Creative Scrappers Blog!  We just happen to be Design Team members for both Teams!  So make sure you stop by the Creative Scrappers Blog to see what the Design Team created, using Sketch #276 and the cut files!

And thanks to Creative Scrappers for teaming up with us today, for an amazing reveal!