Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Cut Shoppe & Simple Stories Product Swap Day 4

Happy Thursday, and welcome to Day 4 of The Cut Shoppe & Simple Stories Product Swap!  Missy here with you today, and I'm excited to share two layouts using some awesome cut files from The Cut Shoppe and the gorgeous We Are Family collection from Simple Stories!

Be sure to check the blog every day this week and the Simple Stories blog for some awesome inspiration!

For my first layout, I used the I Heart Plaid and the Tall Type cut files.

This collection was perfect for this awesome photo of my Granny's very first selfie :)   The whole family celebrated her 90th birthday last month, and I just treasure this picture so much!  I absolutely love the I Heart Plaid cut file...this quilted heart is amazing, and it was perfect for this.  I enlarged it and backed some of the open spots with patterned paper.  I added a bit of gelatos and inks to the background and then stitched through the lines of the heart.  I used several stickers and die cuts from the We Are Family line around the photo as well as the alphas.

These papers and colors are so awesome together...I really love the browns mixed in.  It really gives it a "homespun" feel.  Here you can see the stitching...I love the look of it.

The stickers in this collection are so fun.  I combined some of the alphas with the Tall Type cut file.  I left the open spots of the "Selfie" open since they were so small.

Here's a close-up of the background.  I added in blues, greens and a hint of brown to bring out all of those colors in the papers.  I also added in some tangled thread.

One final look at the title area.  I love the mix of brown and's such a pretty color combo mixed with the blues, yellows, and greens.

You can check out my process video here if you'd like to see how I put this layout together.  Hope you enjoy!

For my second page, I used the Preppy Plaid cut file.   I wanted it to be a background element, so I shrunk it down and used some of the blue dotted patterned paper.

I started with white cardstock and some gelatos.  I gave the background some yellow and blue watercolor treatment and then adhered the cut file.  I layered my photo and papers on top of it, and I fussy cut the heart cluster from patterned paper.  I used one of the stickers and combined with the "happy" die cut for my title.  This collection was just what I needed for this sweet picture of my little silly family :)  These imperfect "real life" moments are my favorite ones to document.

I used some pop dots to raise up the heart cluster, and I think it looks really nice over lapping the photo on the corner.  I used my craft knife to cut it.  Isn't the plaid so fun?  I love how it pops against the  yellow ink.

I fussy cut this circle out and layered this cute heart sticker on top of it with pop dots.  I couldn't resist adding some tangled thread as well :)

Here's a look at the top of the page.  I layered this banner sticker under the plaid cut file and then layered the "happy" die cut on top of it.  Layering is so fun!  And it gives such a great effect.

Don't forget about this awesome sale going on until next Tuesday!  Check out all the awesome cut files in the shop!

 Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY!!!

Comment all this week on The Cut Shoppe Blog for the chance to win a Pumpkin Spice collection kit from Simple Stories!  And you can comment on the Simple Stories Blog for the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe!  One random winner will be selected from the week's comments and announced on the Blog on Tuesday, September 15th.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. I can't believe I have these exact same cut files in my basket, wanted to make a layout with one of them today, just couldn't decide which one! Now you confused me even more cos they are both sooooo GORGEOUS! I loooove everything you do Missy! Just amazing xxxx

  2. Crazy awesome layouts Missy! I cannot believe you stitched the plaid heart--I envy your sewing skills!

  3. Awesome layouts and these
    cut files are wonderful! Love
    both pages, so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  4. amaizng pages as always Missy - so colorful and fun

  5. Oh my gosh your layouts are amazing and so beautiful!!!

  6. Missy always finds a way to make awesome pages with the cut shoppe file, LOve them!!!!

  7. Gorgeous layouts! The stitching on that first one is amazing!

  8. Wow, both of these layouts are stunning!! I really love the texture and dimension, thanks for the inspiration.

  9. WOW... amazing layout. Love the picture and all the cutting files on it :D My favorite is the Tall Type :)

  10. very cool layouts with files from The Cut Shoppe! I especially like the first one.

  11. Great layouts, Missy. I really like the stitching in the first layout. It really put the layout over the top. Thanks for sharing.

  12. These are both awesome. I love seeing your videos!

  13. Stunning! Such happy pages. I love how you cut the preppy plaid piece from blue dotty paper! x