Saturday, February 28, 2015

Seriously Cute

Hello, it's Cara here today!  Today is my Silhouette's first birthday! and to celebrate, I put it to good use!  It was roaring and whirring away to cut out these fun cuts files.

I used 'Seriously' from the Moodly Blues cutfile, backing each letter with patterned paper or a photo.

The Moody Blues cut file includes 6 icons, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Then, I took the 'cute' from the Candy Hearts cut file.

The Candy Hearts cut file consists of 4 heart shapes with phrases, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Have a fab day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Love You Always

Hello everyone, it's Gina with you today.  I have been playing with the new Rosey Posey cut file and I just couldn't wait to share today's post with you!

To create my layout, first I dropped a few drops of yellow and pink spray mist against a white cardstock background.  Next, I cut the Rosey Posey cut file from white cardstock and adhered it to my layout.  I used a wide tipped foam brush and painted over it with watercolors to make the cut file stand out.  I also cut out the cloud and hearts from the Sweet Hearts cut file, painted over them with watercolors and adhered them to the right side of my layout.  I trimmed a strip of word patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection and added it to the top of my page. I finished by adding my title, die cuts, journaling and embellishments.

Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Rosey Posey cut file, Sweet Hearts cut file; American Crafts: patterned paper, die cuts, thickers, paper clip and stamp; Other: watercolors

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NOLA Selfies

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's almost Friday, and I hope you're looking forward to a little bit of crafting this weekend!  We've got some great new cut file sets that are available in The Cut Shoppe today, and I have a new layout to share with you, using the Hello Love 12x12 background cut file.

I decided that I only wanted to use a portion of the 12x12 cut file, so I released the compound path and deleted the last two rows of the cut file.  Then I regrouped everything, and rotated it just a bit to add a little tilt to the design.

I knew this would allow me to have a lot of the cut file on the layout, but still have some White space on the left hand side to add my photos and title.  Since I've been sick this week, I decided to go the quick and easy route and add a large striped patterned paper behind the cut file.  This gave me a multi-color look, without having to back each individual circle.  And I also used some acrylic paint to add a little color to some of the hearts.

You can find out more about this layout, by checking out the newest Process Video!

And just in case you're wondering what else is in the Shop today, here's a look at all of the sets that have just been added!

And don't forget, if you haven't linked up for this month's Cut It Out Challenge, there's still time!  Just create a layout using at least ONE cut file from The Cut Shoppe and link up on the sidebar of the Blog, by midnight on February 28th!  You could win a $10 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe!

Supplies:  Hello Love 12x12 Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Enamel Dots, Stickers & Ephemera:  Simple Stories; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Acrylic Paint:  Reeves; Flair Buttons:  A Flair for Buttons; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Holtz; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Out of this world

Hello everyone, it's Danielle here with you today. I have been playing with the new Over the Moon cut file set, the 'out of this world' part was a perfect title for this picture. The picture is taken in Yosemite on Sentinel Dome, from where you're having an amazing view on both El Capitan and Half Dome.

For my layout I used the Amy Tangerine Stitched collection. I also added some buttons from A Flair for Buttons and stamps and washi tape from Little.Miss.Evie.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Good morning, it is Mary-Ann with you today to share a sweet photo, 
beautiful papers and one amazing cut file.  
Don't underestimate to closeness of my boy and his Tea Gram.  
When together they have rituals.  Visiting their favorite places alone, on a date, 
drinking tea together and learning a new craft.  
He calls her often and misses her greatly when she hasn't visited in a while.  

The beautiful papers embellishments are from Felicity Jane.  
Take a look at the top floral paper and now at the Rosey Posey cut file!  
Don't you agree that they were made to be together?  
Since I am not a fancy cut-filer, if that that is even a word, 
I wanted to tell you how I layered this file.  Using the Rosey Posey cut file,  
I cut the black cut file first.  I then selected release compound path, 
then deleted each of the small cuts that I did not want.  This left me with the flat backgrounds. 
 I then cut this in two different colors.  Pink and greenish.  With scissors, I cut out the green leaves, placed them on top of the pink cut file and layered on the black. 
 Now, there may be an easier way, but this works for me.  

Take a look at some closer detailed pictures.

Here is the fantastic cut file - Rosey Posey!

Hope you will head over to The Cut Shoppe ETSY store and see what you may be in need of.  
Be sure to add this one to your list!

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Great Idea

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here.  Have you seen this adorable new Light It Up Cut File available in the store yet?  Oh my's just the cutest "idea" ever!  I knew right away I wanted to use these little light bulbs on a layout. 

I started out by cutting the bulbs on white cardstock.  Once I knew how I wanted my design to go, I pulled out some papers from Crate Paper and American Crafts.  These soft colors matched my photos.  My little Paige found the powder one day and you can guess what happened!  She actually did this a few times, and of course I had to take pictures every time!  :D 

I wanted each bulb to look different.  The first one I used gelatos to color it pink and grey and then backed it with vellum.  The center one I backed with striped washi tape and colored it with a few blue gelatos.  The third one I heat embossed with silver powder.  I used a striped stamp and made random marks on it so it would look kind of uneven.  I love how they all turned out, and they represent this "great idea" of spreading powder all over the living room...haha!

Here's a closer look.  I added some gesso and watercolor to my background to break up the solid white behind the bulbs.

I used the word "idea" from one of the bulbs to make part of my title.  I simply enlarged the cut file and then cut out the word and colored it with a gelato.  That cute mouth flair button (from A Flair For Buttons) is actually from a Valentine's collection, but it totally reminded me of powder!

Here's a look at the texture and layers at the top of the layout...a heat embossed wooden veneer heart, an inked wood veneer speech bubble, another flair and some tangled thread.

And one more of the simple bottom half...another heart and a cute Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip.

I hope this gives you some inspiration on how to use these cute light bulbs on a page...I just think they're really cute and can go with just about any photo.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

You Light Up My Life

Hi Cut Shoppe fans!

It's Tarrah back with you today! I have a layout to share today that features one of the brand new cut files in store....the Light It Up Cut File set!  

I decided to cut the light bulbs from different papers and also in different sizes to give a dimensional/layered effect....

 The cut file set I used Light It Up

This is my adorable 9 month old nephew Samuel who sadly lives in good that I can scrap cute photos of him though!! 

I also used on my layout, the 'Magical' word arrow from the Write This Down set

To help create my layout I used the gorgeous Elle's Studio 'Good Cheer' collection...I love that this collection can be used for non traditional layouts too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Happy creating!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ice Skating Fun

Hey there, Amy here to share a layout I created using one of the fabulous cut files you can grab for free by signing up for our newsletter.  If you haven't noticed, I really love using the free cut files Ashley creates for us.  This one was perfect since I had so many photos I wanted to include on this layout.

Here are a few closeups.  I put my pictures on the solid circles and used the open circles for patterned paper and different embellishments from the February Paper Camellia kit.

If you haven't already, make sure you sign up for the newsletter here (or visit the link at the top of the blog).  I promise you'll LOVE all the free cut files Ashley creates for it.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hello Cute

Good morning,

It's Gina here, and I'm stopping in today to share a layout using the fun Let Them Eat Pie cut file set!
I loved this cut file set the instant that I saw it, and knew that I just couldn't wait to use it on a layout.

How to:  Splash watercolors, spray inks and white paint across a white cardstock background, set aside to dry.  Cut pie chart design from white cardstock paper (I cut it four times).  Cut pieces of various patterned papers and adhere behind pie chart die cuts (I intentionally left some spaces open).  Cut 4 small hearts from patterned paper.  Adhere pie chart pieces, hearts, thickers, die cuts and stickers to background paper.   Finish by adding word stamp, photo, wood veneer pieces and loose thread.

       Let Them Eat Pie

Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Let Them Eat Pie cut file; American Crafts: pattern papers, stickers, thickers, die cuts; Other: paint, watercolors