Saturday, March 31, 2018

Choose Happy with Jennifer

Hello everyone,

Jennifer here with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe!

Star and galaxy obsessed as I am I just had to use the gorgeous new Shooting Star cutfile for this project.

I don't know why but this layout really didn't photograph well so I apologize for the quality.

I used white cardstock for this cutfile because I planned on using a softly colored patterned paper as my background. I thought about backing the star silhouettes with darker patterned paper but I decided to use spray mists on the cut outs instead.

I used a platinum shimmer mist, a flat pink and a flat purple spray on the stars and I really like how they turned out. They worked really well with the collection I used.

I used a slightly older photo from when a friend and I used one of those retro photo booths when I visited her. Because it's pretty dark it stands out well from the layout despite me using quite a few colorful embellishments and papers.

I popped both the cutfile and my backed photo with fun foam, sometimes even in several layers. So this layout has quite a bit of dimension.

This is my last project for The Cut Shoppe Design Team and I am quite sad to leave this great team. But I am sure we will keep seeing each other in the WWW and social media channels.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Frames in a Grid | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly back with you today sharing a new layout using The Picture Perfect Cut File.

A grid design is my favorite type of scrapbook layout. They just always seem to come together so quickly! I cut four of the same image from The Picture Perfect Cut File. I used the "mirror" feature in Cricut Design Space to flip 2 of the frames just to give a slight variance between the images. I then tucked my photo under one of the frames and embellished the remaining.

I added a yellow watercolor paint behind the frames to break up the white cardstock background. I wanted the layout to have a whimsical feel since I was documenting one of my son's school pictures, so I used multiple embellishments from various Amy Tangerine Collections and other items from my stash.

Now you can take a look at how my layout came together!

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections! Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me and I will be back again soon!!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

New Cut Files | Love Out Loud

This week, there are four new awesome background cut files available in the Shop!  I love background designs, because they can be used in so many different ways.  I couldn't resist the Dainty Doily cut file...because we all know how much I love circles!!

I cut the design from White card stock.  Then I cut 5 varying sized circles from patterned papers in the Good Vibes collection from Crate Paper.  I placed a different circle behind each section of the doily cut file, to bring in a lot of pattern.  Before adding the cut file to my background paper, I machine stitched around the circle.

Choosing a background paper was a little challenging.  I didn't want to use White card stock and have the cut file blend into the background and I didn't want to use a patterned paper, because it would have overwhelmed the papers backing the cut file.  So I decided to go with a solid card stock background, which is something I haven't done in a while.  The color I chose coordinately perfectly with the Good Vibes collection, so it all worked out!

I clustered my title and embellishments around the photo, to draw attention to the photo area.  And I felt like the layout needed some flowers, so I fussy cut a few from one of the Good Vibes patterned papers.  I placed them along the side of the photo to create interest and dimension.

If you're looking for some great background cut files, right now is the perfect time to head over to the shop.  You'll find these 4 new designs, along with many more unique cut files for your projects!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

DIY Easter Banner | Elsie Robinson

Hey TCS fans, it's Elsie here! I love decorating my house for the holiday's, and with Easter this upcoming weekend I thought I would get into the spirit and create a 'hoppy easter' banner to hang in my home.

For this banner I used the Open Letter Alpha cut file. Any alpha cut file would work well for this banner, but I love this alpha in particular because I could back each letter with some pretty patterned papers!

I used papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection, as I love all of the bright, spring colours and patterns. 

And then I made the (slightly) crazy decision to hand-stitch around each letter...!

I love the texture stitching adds and this banner is something I will bring out year after year to decorate my house with, so I didn't mind spending the time hand-stitching. An alternative would be to use a sewing machine or not to include stitching at all! But I love how cute and whimsical the hand-stitching looks!

The banner looks great with just the patterned paper letters, but I couldn't resist adding embellishment clusters onto each letter. This was a fun way to use up lots of scraps and stickers that I had leftover from previous layouts, so it was a good stash-buster!

I hope you all have a Happy Easter, and are inspired to create your own Easter banner with some of the many alphas The Cut Shoppe store has to offer!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bloom & Grow by Jill

Hey friends, I'm back with another  layout using some Spring-themed cut files from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.  I used the adorable Flower Garden file on this page about my daughter.

I started by sizing the file to be centered on the bottom half of my page, then cut it out of pink patterned paper.

I backed the file with a multi-colored paper, pulling out the light and bright pinks in the photo to match.

I added a few coordinating embellishments, then placed the word YUM right on the photo; I've been into adding embellishments on the white space of my photos lately, covering up unimportant items like the shopping cart in this picture.

I love how the cut file really shines on this layout, and a few touches of gold embellishments finished off this page!

Thanks for checking out my newest creating for The Cut Shoppe!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

"Grow Love" with Kira

Hey everyone!  It's Kira and I am back with a 12x12 scrapbook layout to share with you!  Are there any collections out there that you're loving at the moment?  One of my favorites is the new Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.  All those florals, am I right?! 

For this layout, I combined two cut files.  I started with Spiral Scallop from The Cut Shoppe, erasing the two inner scallops.  Then I added Geo Globe, sized it to fit inside the smaller scallop and welded them together in design space. 

To easily back the Geo Globe/Spiral Scallop, I sized a circle to fit and cut the circle out on this gorgeous floral paper. 

I adhered down the larger scallop circle to my background paper, then stitched around the edge with some white thread. 

I stitched down all the lines of the Geo Globe along with the edge of the spiral circle before bumping it up with some craft foam. 

I embellished my page with bits and pieces from the Flourish collection, including die cuts, stickers and those awesome gold leafs. I bumped a lot of the embellishments up on foam, creating a ton of dimension on this page. 

I finished it off with my date stamp and some gold splatters. 

Until next time,

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Framing It! | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie here! I had a bit of a tidy-up in my craft room last week, and as I was sorting through some of my paper stash I realised I had a lot of woodgrain patterned papers, like... a lot! I knew I loved woodgrain papers, but I didn't quite realise how much - haha! So I set them aside to use on my next TCS project.

I've had this gallery wall layout idea in my mind for quite a while, but have never gotten around to making it for one reason or another. But with my pile of newly-found woodgrain patterned papers and the Gallery Wall and Picture Perfect cut file sets, I finally got around to making this page! 

I started by arranging the frames in my Silhouette software to plan the design I wanted for my page. This streamlined my whole process, because I could cut the frames out in one go, rather than "winging it" and being left with frames that aren't sized correctly and wasting my beloved woodgrain patterns!

Before I backed each frame I realised that I wanted some white borders on he inside of the frames as this helped all of the patterns stand out. You could do this on your cutting machine, but I traced the outline of the frame and cut them with some scissors, which wasn't too difficult to do.

This design is a great way to show off lots of your favourite designs and colours of patterned papers, in a very neat and tidy way! 

And since this was the first layout I made with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, I was like a kid in a candy store and wanted to use everything, so this design was perfect to use a lot of patterns in one go!

There really wasn't much more to add to this page because the beautiful cut files made this page come together so effortlessly. But I popped each frame up onto some foam and used a white brick patterned paper as my background (also from the Flourish collection).

I love the combination of the brick and woodgrain frames, as it adds a lot of texture and kind of creates a realistic look!

This page turned out so much better than I thought it could and I really love it! So much so that this gallery wall layout is currently hanging on the gallery wall in my craft room... so meta! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, I hope your inspired to use some of the frame cut files available in the store!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Spring" Layout with Enza

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it pairs really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!