Thursday, August 16, 2018

back to school | orange gearle

Hi Orange Gearle here with a layout using the Back to School cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store! Where I live, we are in full on back to school mode! I am a teacher by day and so I have been spending a lot time in my classroom getting ready for classes to begin in another week (how is it already that time?).  So I am in the back to school mode, and this cut file was perfect for documenting  these photos of my daughter on her first day of second grade last year (this means that she is almost ready to start third grade, what?)!  Here is my layout:

Here is the file -- I used it for stitching, but it can be used as a straight up cut file of course!

I used blue thread to stitch around the majority of the file, but then added some color for all the little bits inside the letters! So fun! Here are a few close ups:

I used some patterned papers and embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio, but I didn't need much -- the cut file and photos were enough!

A bit of tangled thread, some paint splatters and done! Although the stitching took a bit of time, this was so much fun to make!  I made a video of my process if that something that suits your fancy (I promise you don't have to watch all the stitching).

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you again soon! XO o.g.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This Girl is Magical by Jill

Hello my crafty friends, it's Jill with another layout using an amazing cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!  A little while back Ashley started including cut files from Traveler's Notebooks, but I have to say, they work great for 12x12 pages as well.  I used the super cute alphabet from the Story Teller files on my newest creation.

I cut the alphabet from white cardstock at approximately 5.8 x 11.8 inches.and used a 6x8 paper pad to back all the letters, numbers and icons.  I love using smaller scale paper pads to back cut files because the patterns are just the perfect size.

After placing my photo on a layer of tissue paper and matching papers, I decided I wanted the entire cut file and the photo to have dimension; I pulled out my foam adhesive and placed a single layer behind the cut file and doubled up on the layers of foam adhesive behind the photo.

Chipboard vines add a little woodgrain to my page, which I repeated in the title.

I love mixing fonts on my titles, it creates another fun detail for the eye.  I also used die cuts on this page and placed two separate die cuts layered together below my title for additional detail.

Because I was already on a dimension kick, I placed a few acetate butterflies around the page, just to keep that magical feeling going on my layout.

Thanks so much for checking out my layout, I hope you have a fabulous, crafty day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hey Girl Hey Layout with Neftali

Hello and welcome back Cut Shop fans! It is Neftali here with you today and I am back to share yet another Summer themed layout.

This time I am so excited to share because I used probably one of my favorite cut files by far! I used the Vacay Mode cut file set which is up on the Etsy shop now.

This set is seriously loaded with so many awesome options which are versatile enough to be used in both boy and girl layouts and family oriented summer layouts as well.

When I saw this cutfile, the first thing that stood out to me was that gorgeous swimsuit! I couldn’t resist not putting it on a layout. So what I did was I opened it up on my Silhouette Studio and used the super quick steps that Designer Ashley Horton shares in this video to choose a single image, and to be able to resize without using the rest of the icons. I also kept the flowers on the flip-flops to use as a stencil on this finished page...

I love it! 

So, I resized the swimsuit to fit the size of my page on a diagonal. After I cut it out, I traced around it and stitched with some matching pink and minty green threads. I don’t usually go for stitching because it is very time consuming. But I felt like it would be perfect to do for this specific cut file considering it’s a form of clothing. 

I also added a bit of texture around the page by using the cut out flower negatives to use with some modeling paste as a stencil. I love the subtle but perfect tropical feel it gives, and it doesn’t make my page look so bare around the white spaces.

So I decided to bring out my long time hoarded (don’t we all relate? haha) Summer Lights collection by Pink Paislee to scrap a photo of myself at the beach feeling bold and beautiful in my swimsuit. 

Life’s too short to care how the swimsuit fits, gals!

I kept the photo to the bottom right of the swimsuit surrounded by a cluster of embellishments from the ephemera pack, chipboard stickers, and card stock stickers. 

I balanced it all out by adding a second cluster of embellishments to the top part of the swimsuit and basically keeping that tag as my title, “Hey Girl, Hey.”

That is how this layout came together, friends. I love the fun feel to it that comes from the Summer Lights collection, and I just love the whole fresh feminine feel to it all. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project share, and I hope that you feel inspired to play with the Vacay Mode cut file set available on the Cut Shoppe Etsy Store! Thanks for stopping by, xo.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Guest Designer | Raechelle Bellus

Today, we are so excited to welcome our August Guest Designer, Raechelle Bellus!  Raechelle, creates beautiful layouts, and we always love to see how she uses cut files from The Cut Shoppe!  She has an awesome layout to share with us today, and a little bit about herself!

Hello 😊 I’m Raechelle and I am thrilled to be a guest designer today! I have been scrapping for close to fifteen years now and while I have dabbled in many formats creating layouts is where my passion lies. There is no greater joy than seeing the excitement on a loved ones face when I share a piece of my heart (on paper) with them. Our children are all adults now, so my granddaughter is my main subject now.

I live in beautiful Bowling Green, KY and enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and our dog. I’m an avid reader and also enjoy working puzzles and baking.
You can find me on Instagram: @raebellus

Thanks so much for guesting with us Raechelle!  Let's see what she created, using the What Goes Around Background cut file!


What a great layout!!  We love the way Raechelle embellished the centers of some of the circles on the cut file, and the patterned papers look great behind the White card stock!  So much to love!

We've loved having Raechelle with us, so make sure you leave her some love and check her out on Instagram!!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

"Together" Traveler's Notebook Spread | Donna Espiritu

Hello, loves! Donna here to share my first project for August using some TCS cut files and printables.

I created a TN layout using items in the TCS Store perfect for Traveler's Notebooks.

I trimmed a bit of the TN Endless Summer printable and corned punched all 4 sides.

I used 2 of the printables in the set to back the title and cover cut files.
Since I used a white cardstock to cut both cut files, I inked the edges with light green ink to make them more visible.

I also used one of the cover pages in this set

I added a bit of texture and colors to the background by stamping and splattering spray mists since I used mostly light colored prints.

That's all from me today.
I hope this project inspired you to create something today.
Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Catch of the Day | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today to share a new layout created using the awesome 'Fish Story' cut file!

Fish Story cut file

The Catch of the Day part of this cut file made the perfect title for this layout! I decided to ungroup the whole title in the software first so I could cut one part of it with one colour paper and then I cut the individual letters to go back into the centres in another colour paper. Once I had adhered the letters back in, I took out my black pen and outlined them to make them pop a bit more.

I really needed a pop of red so I decided to cut the fishing rod out of red cardstock, I really like how I was able to place this in the background and then layer everything else over the top! Of course I had to add a die-cut fish to end of the line! 

I added a few water and fish embellishments like stickers, die cuts and wood veneer that went along with the theme of the page and lastly added some black mist splatters to finish off! 

Thank you so much for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today!

Be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for amazing cut file designs to suit and project and theme!

Happy creating! 

Friday, August 10, 2018

So Happy Together | Marsha Farris

Hello friends!  Marsha Farris here sharing my first project with you as the newest member of The Cut Shoppe Design Team!

I was so excited to create a spread in my ringed traveler's notebook album using the new Endless Summer Printable and the Tall Titles cut file that were both added to The Cut Shoppe earlier this week.

I opened the Endless Summer Printable in Photoshop and mirrored the Afternoon Rainbow Printable paper so the rainbow border would be the same on both sides of my spread.  I also removed the word "noted" that was a feature on the paper.  I cut out the Tall Titles word "together" using the Picnic Blanket Printable paper and backed it with graph paper, one of my favorite prints to use in my TN.

I adhered an acrylic heart and used some puffy letter stickers to finish off my title.

The photos I used were taken at my family's pond during our annual photo session.  It's always fun to capture some silly shots of my guys.

I used a variety of die cuts on my layout, adding foam to some of them for dimension.  I also added enamel dots, puffy stickers, and stamped the date and the "thankful" sentiment on a couple of the die cut pieces.

I have enjoyed sharing my first TCS project with you!  Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

New Cut Files | Together Is the Best Place to Be

Hello, and happy NEW Cut File day!  We've got a great variety of designs, for you to choose from today!  Lately, we have been adding designs that work great in your Traveler's Notebooks, but could be used for other projects too.  So make sure you check out all of the cut files and our new Printable!  I combined the new Tall Titles cut file with the Endless Summer Printable, for a layout in my Traveler's Notebook.

When I sat down to work on this TN layout, I knew I wanted to use the Pickin' Flowers Printable paper for one side.  I thought about what would coordinate best with it, and went with the Simple & Sweet collection from Pinkfresh Studio. I used the Pickin' Flowers pattern on the right hand side of my layout, and went with White for the left hand side.  I wanted the left of the layout to be less busy, because I planned to use the Tall Titles cut file to create a large title, that could be backed with one of the patterned papers from Simple & Sweet.

Once I had the title finished, I placed my photo on the right side.  I printed it in Black & White to add a nice contrast.  Then I used some embellishments from the Simple & Sweet ephemera pack.  And I thought it would be fun to stamp a few sentiments on the ephemera labels, using the 2018 Summer of Sketches Stamp from Studio Calico.  I finished the layout with a few coordinating enamel dots, and a puffy sticker layered over my photo.

I hope you've been inspired with some ideas for using our newest cut files!  Make sure you visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to check them all out!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!