Thursday, June 30, 2016

Go Fly a Kite

When I was little, I always had so much fun flying kits with my grandpa...well, we probably spent more time getting them out of trees than actually flying, but it was still fun!  That's been a long time ago, but kites are still fun.  We grabbed some for the kids when we were at the beach earlier this year, and the new Go Fly a Kite cut file set was just what I needed to document the photos.

I loved this set so much, I ended up using every image from it.  I cut all three kites in varying sizes and used a mix of patterned papers from the Life Is Beautiful collection from Fancy Pants.  And I couldn't have found a more perfect title for the layout, than Go Fly a Kite, so I cut it from one of the Fancy Pants patterned papers.

I wanted a little bit more color in the background of the layout, since I used a White cardstock base, so I sprinkled on three different Color Shine colors.  Then I cut the cloud designs from the Go Fly a Kite set and clustered them on the layout.  I finished the layout with a mix of embellishments from the Life Is Beautiful collection.  But I loved that most of the layout was created with nothing more than the cut files and patterned paper!

The Go Fly a Kite cut file set is now available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store along with two other new designs!  Make sure you stop by the shop to check them out!!

Saying Goodbye

It's never easy to say goodbye, especially to a very talented group of ladies that you've loved working with!  We are beginning our new Design Team term on July 1st and today is the last day for our current Design Team members.  I wanted to share one of my favorite layouts from each of the ladies that will be leaving us, and I'm also including their Blog link, so I hope you will continue to follow their amazing work!

Aimee Maddern:  Aimee's Armoire

Jennifer Haggerty:  Live the Moment

Julie Taylor:  Facebook

Katrina Hunt:  Paper, Scissors, and Glue

Laura Mooney:  Happiness = Creation 

Madeline Fox:  Paper Gumbo

Michelle Wedertz:  Paper & Print

Missy Whidden:  Little Nugget Creations

Sandra Przybylska:  Dreams are for Chasing 

Thank you so much ladies for sharing your amazing talent with us over this past year!  We hate to see you go, but we look forward to your upcoming projects and opportunities!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Sandra here today for the last time , my period as a team member has ended, I must say again I have enjoyed being here and I hopefully will get a chance in a future to be back into team! you know, you gotta keep trying.

I have very busy Autumn coming, and this year has been extremely going fast! and my birthday just reminded me I'm a year older again! oh dear.

so as last project I have prepared my birthday layout, hope you will like it.

so, what you think?

here's what I used:



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop WINNER!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  We loved all of your comments!  It's time to announce the WINNER of the $10 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.


Sylvia, please email me at to receive your Gift Certificate!

Heceta Head

Hello and goodbye. Today I bid you fond farewell. It's been a fabulous year creating with The Cut Shoppe files. I simply love them all and can't wait to see what is released in this next year.

I love going to the coast, it's my happy place. One of my favorite places to go is Heceta Head, with this pretty lighthouse and fantastic tide pools. It's in a protective little cove and just feels like home to me. The Land Ho file was just perfect for this shot of my husband and me next to the lighthouse. I even gave the scribble waves a try and they cut out perfectly! Tall Type always makes a statement and I love the beach house effect I was able to get using the wood, backed with distressed sea foam blue. The Kitschy Cursive was the perfect companion alpha. I few clouds from from Happy Clouds finished off the piece.

I hadn't meant to use so many files on my page, but with so many awesome files to be found in the shop, how can you stop at just one when there are a number of designs to help tell your story? Stop by today and find some inspiration!

See you around!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Freshly Squeezed

Hi everyone, Julie back with you again today sharing my last layout for the design team, and many thanks to Ashley for having me. I chose to use the Fresh Squeezed background cut file and the Kitschy Cursive cut files.

The background file just spoke orange and lemons to me, and so I decided to stitch it! It was definitely a labour of love and took forever, but I love the result.I also cut out the background cut file which I cut apart and added to the outer edges, popping some bits up and then added lots of lovely ephemera across the page slotting the photos in here and there. The title was made using the Kitschy Cursive cut file, which I welded together then embossed in gold glitter. I added some wood veneer, acrylic and rubber pieces from Freckled Fawn and three flair badges from A Flair For Buttons.

Thanks for joining me today, and happy crafting!

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Hi there! I love it when a cut file comes along that inspires you to use some of your stash! I've been sitting on some Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss since last year. I used it for a couple layouts, but it's mostly been sitting around because I struggled with the more theme-y bits of it. Along came the Fresh Squeezed cut file, and inspiration struck! 

The citrus cut file was perfect for my stash, along with a fun picture I had of my niece being her cute and sassy self.

I cut out the 8.5"x11" size of the Fresh Squeezed file, and painted it a green-yellow Gelato color. I dipped the actual Gelato into water, and just colored directly on the cut file, I rubbed it in with my fingers, and it covered the whole file without buckling the paper. I also added in some yellow for some dimension. I laid out my photo and embellishments, and then cut out the circles that would be covered by the photo. These were perfect to go on either side of the cut file to make it appear larger!

I added enamel dots and brads to the center of the fruits, and the layout was done! The only question is are they lemons or limes? The green-yellow color makes it indeterminable! 

This layout and cut file has me all ready for summer and craving a glass of lemonade! I hope you have a happy, sunny day!

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing my last layout for The Cut Shoppe! Thank you so much to Ashley for the opportunity to be a part of such a great team! I am a forever fan of her designs!

I always seem to gravitate to the bigger background cut files and  I instantly fell in love with the compass shape of Going My Way.  

I used white card stock when cutting out my background. I then adhered it to a darker pattern and filled in two of the circle spaces with different papers.  I also added some stitching with my sewing machine around each layer.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  You can download this cut file plus find lots more in TCS Etsy shop! Have a great day!

Friday, June 24, 2016

You are my Sunshine

Hello Cut Shoppe friends!  Candace here with you today to share a fun summer layout created using the amazing Sunny Side Up digital scrapbooking collection.  I am absolutely in love with this fun, summer collection!  It is perfect for all your summer photos.  I paired the papers with The Going My Way cut file.

Here is a look at the final layout.

A few close ups of all the yumminess...

The base of the layout is white card stock along with the cut file.  I backed the cut file with various papers from the collection and embellished with pieces from the cut apart sheet.  I am so in love with the final layout!  Make sure that you head over to the shop and check out the Sunny Side up collection and all the other fabulous cut files here

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! 

Remember to tag The Cut Shoppe when you post pictures of your creations on social media, we love to swoon over your projects!