Monday, August 31, 2015



Fearless here to show you my birthday layout, my birthday was in June but it's never to late to make a memory of it right? I'm 25, don't know when the time has gone!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

One cut file...Two layouts!

Happy Saturday everyone! This is Sheri and sadly, I'm posting my last project for the design team. The Cut Shoppe has always been my favorite shop for cut files so I know I will continue using them for a long time. 

For my post today, I decided to do two layouts! Yes two! I am showing how you can use one cut file but get two very different results.

Here are the completed layouts:

Both files were created using the newly released Queen of Hearts 12x12 cut file.

For the first layout, I used the cut file as a stencil and applied a pretty thick layer of texture paste over the cut file. I immediately removed the cut file from the page and let it dry. It took a bit of time, so I just left to do things around the house and came back to it later. 
Then I was able to apply my watercolor and spray mist splatters over the texture for a great contrast! 

This is one of my favorite ways to use cut files! You get a totally different look than from just using the cut file itself! Give it a try!

I then took that same cut file, covered in the texture paste, and used it on my next layout. I really liked how the paste gave the cut file texture instead of it just being a flat look. I didn't even realize that until I started working with it. I love how using it white on white gives it a very lacy feel to the layout.

I also used the Funky Florals cut file for this layout. 

You can see one of the flowers is the actual cut file and one has been cut out after using the cut file as a stencil and applying texture paste. Again, two different cut file.


Here is the process video for two layouts if you'd like to check it out!

I just want to thank Ashley for this incredible opportunity to be a part of an amazing team. It has been an amazing experience and I can't wait to see all the wonderful creativity of the new team!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Make a Splash

Hello! Michelle here with you today to share a new layout using a fun title from the Make a Splash cut file.

The Make a Splash cut file includes 5 pool themed icons, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

As much as I love cutting out shapes to use on my projects, it's the cool phrases and titles that really get me excited. I sometimes feel totally uncreative when it comes to picking a title for a project and to be able to browse through the selection of cool and unique cut files at The Cut Shoppe means I am able to add some fun variety to my titles.

For this next layout, I cut out the stacked "Dive-In" title after sizing it to fill approximately half the width of my page. Since it is on the narrow side, I also increased the width to bulk it up a bit. Here's what I came up with:

Dive In

When I began to work on this layout, I knew I wanted to go with minimal color-something that normally isn't my style-and this led to me making the decision to cut the "Dive-In" out of white cardstock, the same as my base. To make sure the title stood out and was easy to read, I used pop dots to raise it up off of the background.

Dive In 2 

Dive In 3

Now it's your turn! I would LOVE to see how you all are using these fun, summery files! To share, you can link your projects up to our current monthly Cut It Out challenge or you can share on Instagram (make sure to tag us!). Looking forward to being inspired by all of you!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shine Today

It's new cut file day and I've got a fun layout to share with you today!  This one took some time and effort, but I really loved the end result.  It's always nice when the idea in your head, actually translates to paper!  I used the new Say the Word cut file set to create a typography background look for the layout.

I used all of the words in this set, except for the word "Create".  All of the patterned papers from the new Finders Keepers collection from Amy Tan came in handy for this layout!  Since I used all of the words from the cut file set I didn't want to add in any other text for the title, so I placed the words Shine Today in the center diagonal, to use for the title of the layout.  And I didn't want to cover up a lot of the background, so I created a cluster with my photo and a few embellishments from the collection.

I didn't have time this week to create a full process video for the layout, BUT I do have a tutorial to share with you, on how I used the cut file in Silhouette Studio, to prepare the design for my layout!  Check it out!

And don't forget to head over to The Cut Shoppe to check out the other new sets that are now available.  Here's what you'll find!
Supplies:  Say the Word cut file:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Bits, Thickers, Rubber Words, Rubber Charms, Stickers, Puffy Stickers & Rub-Ons:  American Crafts; Flair Button:  A Flair for Buttons; Wood Drop Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Enamel Dots:  Freckled Fawn & My Mind's Eye; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Boooooo for goodbyes!!

Sadly, this is my last post as a design team member of The Cut Shoppe.  I have LOVED every second I've spent on this team with such a great leader and talented designers, and I look forward to seeing where The Cut Shoppe goes.  Thanks to Ashley, for allowing me to overstay my welcome on this wonderful team.

For my last DT layout, I used a few of my favorite cut files.  I adore the Any Which Way background cut file, and turned it on it's side for my project. I got my title from the Let's Do Summer cut file.

Here's my layout.

Here's a closeup of the arrows, I added some patterned paper behind some of them.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

So Fabulous

Hey, everyone!!  Kat here today!  For my last layout for The Cut Shoppe I decided to combine an old favorite with a newer file.  I ADORE the Plus Infinity background cut file and I've wanted to use it for awhile, but didn't have any good ideas.  And then we moved recently and I was forced to go through all my scrapbook stash and found some pretty glitter paper buried at the bottom of a paper pile.  I was inspired to create this bling-ed out layout about my niece:

For my title I used the This & That cut file - I think it pairs perfectly with the bling-ed out background!

And here's a close up with the light reflecting off the page so you can see just how glittery it is.  I LOVE it because it highlights my niece's personality so well - she sparkles and shines so brightly!

Here are the files I used in this layout:

I also just want to take this time to quickly thank Ashley for having me on the team for the last few months.  I had such a great time and it was such a fun opportunity!  I can't wait to see what new files she creates in the coming months!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Love This Lazy Day

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy back with you today.  The layout I'm sharing here features two awesome cut files:  Get to the Point and A Banner Day.  Those arrows are very popular these days!  I've seen lots of you awesome scrappers using this file already, and the projects inspired me to use it as well.

I shrunk the arrows down to a smaller scale and used a small circle photo in the center of them.  I actually began this layout without a photo.  I used that Basic Grey paper as my background first thing and didn't know what kind of layout it would turn into.'s a Summer page!

It took many turns and had many ups and downs along the way.  I did back every arrow with patterned papers from American Crafts Rise & Shine and Echo Park's I Love Sunshine.  Once I had a rainbow theme going on, I knew I had to make a bright and summery layout.  I ran into a bit of frustration with adding my inks and sprays behind the photo, but I kept working at until I was satisfied.

I knew I had to use this "Love" banner as part of my title, so I cut it big enough to stretch from the photo to the edge of the page.  I traced the edges with black pen and then stitched through it.  I also traced several of the arrows and added black lines on some of them just to add more pops of black.  My three flair buttons are from A Flair For Buttons.

I used stickers and chipboard pieces from both AC and EP collections.  I do like how the rainbow colors look against the black and white background.  It's definitely different than my usual pool layouts :)

I added in a few stamps around the page as well.  The papers behind my photo are from the AC Sketchbook collection as well as Echo Park.

Here's one last look at those awesome arrows...this cut file is definitely one of my favorites!

Here's my process video of how this layout came together...I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Bon Apetit!

Hi Everyone,

It's Gina here today to share a new layout with you using the Get To The Point 12x12 cut file!

To create my layout, I cut the background out of white cardstock paper.  I then placed the yellow patterned paper behind it.  I printed a small instagram photo and layered it on top of tabs and tags.  I splattered black ink across the page and then embellished with lots of bits and pieces.

Supplies: Elle's Studio: Let's Eat Collection: Patterned paper, bits and pieces, cutouts, tags, wood veneers; American Crafts: White cardstock; Studio Calico: Mister Huey's Inky Black; The Cut Shoppe: Get To The Point 12x12 cut file

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Sweet Little Dreamer

Hello, it's Cara here with my last post as a Design Team member.  It's a fantastic team, thank you  so much Ashley for having me.

For my last page I decided to use the Happy Little Clouds cutfile.  I fell in love with those sweet little clouds and it is still one of my favourites :D

The Happy Little Clouds cut file consists of 3 cloud icons, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Before I added the mint coloured clouds, I used the top left cloud of the cutfile to make stitching holes in my background paper to make the string art cloud with floss.

Thanks so much for the great run Ashley! It's been a pleasure.  If you'd like to keep up with me, my website is and I'm @caravincens on instagram and periscope! Or you can come catch me teaching at True Scrap Planner LOVE September 19. I'd love to see you there! :D