Sunday, September 30, 2018

Feeling Fallish | Donna Espiritu

Hello, lovelies! It's Donna here and it's my last post and project as a TCS Design Team member. I really had fun creating with Ashley's cut files and will miss sharing my works with all of you.
So, for my project, I made a scrapbook layout and I used one of the newest cut files set in the shop, 

Since I don't have any paper or collection with a fall theme, I used a digital kit and printed off elements and papers to back the "fallish" word in the cut file.

Started by creating a textured background splattering a mixture of watercolors and spray mists over a stenciled white cardstock. I really like how the mixed brown, orange and yellow watercolors and mists look here.

Instead of using this leaf cut file as is, I separated them and made them look like trees behind the colored leaves.

I mounted the "feeling fallish" cut file with a foam tape for a bit of dimension since I used a white cardstock.

That's all from me today and I really hope this layout inspired you to make something today. Thank you so much for dropping by and see you around the scrapbooking land!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Feeling Fallish by Jill

Hey Guys!  I've got my second Fall themed layout for the month, this time I focused on a couple different icons from the Finally Fall cut file that was released earlier this month.  You can find these adorable cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store HERE.

I knew I wanted to use that super cute leaf in the Finally Fall set, so I kind of eyeballed a size and cut it three times.  Then I removed the interior cut lines and cut just the outline of the leaf three times from a pretty rust colored paper.  For additional detail and texture on the page, I used gold thread to stitch down the center of each leaf.

Next I placed my photo, layered on vintage book pages, tissue paper and patterned paper, where I wanted it on my layout and added the three leaves so they run across the page behind the photo area.

The second part of my layout uses another cut from the Feeling Fallish set, which I used for my title.  I wanted the title to sit a certain way below the photo and onto the bottom half of the page, so it took a couple tries with cutting to get it just right (my apologies, I forgot to write down the size I cut it at!).

I added in some chipboard and sticker brads, but kept this page pretty simple and clean feeling beause I love the photo of my daughter in the leaves so much.

This is my last layout for The Cut Shoppe team, my life has gotten quite hectic with some life changes and I felt like something had to give, sadly.  Thanks to Ashley and the members of TCS team, I've greatly enjoyed my time being a part of this amazing DT <3

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mixed Media Shaker Card | Helen Gullett

Hello everyone... Helen is here today... I have Fall themed, mixed media shaker card to share with you all that I created using the new cutting files, Finally Fall.

I use my Silhouette Studio software to create the background. I open the png file and then I traced it with Tracing tool to create the cutting line on each image. After that, I use the Release Compundpath to create individual cutting files. I grouped back each image.
I use one of the leaves from this set. I copied it twice and resize them. I arranged them to fit on the A2 front card, and then I cut the background panel with white cardstock and using Silhouette Cameo.

I use the diecutting inlaid technique on for the leaves. I added some acetate plastic on the back of the negative cut cardstock.

I dipped each leaf on the ink pad to color them after that I added them back inside the negative cut with dries-clear adhesive glue.

On the back of the card, I added 3D foam tape around the leaves and the edges of the card. I put some of sequins and jumbo glitter in the middle of the shaker windows and then I added the card on it with strong glue.

For the sentiment, I used the stamp set from Joy Clair. I use the same ink pad that I used for the leaves. Then, I added some of the gold paints on the card with fan brush. To finish the card, I wrapped around some of the natural burlap twine and tied a bow.

This is my last project as The Cut Shoppe Design Team. I would like to thank Ashley for the opportunity to create with her cutting files. And I would like to thank you all for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fall Fun Layout with Neftali

Hello one last time, friends, as my term with The Cut Shoppe comes to an end. I have had an absolute blast these past six months working with Ashley’s beautiful cutfile designs, and I hope that I have been able to inspire you some. I’m sure you guys will enjoy the talent of the team that will continue next month, as it is full of so many great ladies who truly love scrapping!

So for my last post today, I am sharing a second Fall themed layout using the Finally Fall cutfile set.

I only used the leaf on the far top-right and the “fall” banner below it to create this layout of my little guy at our local Pumpkin Patch!

As far as supplies, I used some new Carta Bella goodies I had just received this week. The banner was cut on Carta Bella and the stickers were also from the Hello Fall Carta Bella collection. The backing to the banner, as well as the backing of the photo, was a Prima paper I had on my desk from my last project.

This layout came together fairly quickly, as it’s not too busy or overly embellished. However, there are some sweet details here and there.

I liked the stitching I added to the banner, which gave it a “handmade” feel.

I also really loved the layering that the leaves gave. I cut out a total of six and clustered them  in groups of three, all using the same Carta Bella paper. Some were just simply turned to the back side, which gave a cool contrasting  effect.

The top right cluster also had part of my title which said “fun” and these Thickers were actually from the Crate Paper Wild Thing collection from this past summer, but the colors went so well! I also added a wood grain heart to this cluster, and a matching sticker.

My final touch was to add a final cluster of pumpkins above my banner and  two more wood grain hearts, one in each cluster. And, a few orange splatters, of course.

That, friends is how I created this final layout as a Creative Team member of The Cut Shoppe. I have been so lucky these past months to work with suck gorgeous, easy-to-use designs, and I will now be a regular customer of these pretties. I hope that I have inspired you all some bits here and there, and I thank you all for coming here and reading my posts. I wish you all a happy Fall season, and a wonderful day! Bye, now!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sweet Girls | Kelly Janes

Hey there, friends! Kelly here today to share a new 12x12 layout using the Flutterby Cut File.

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing one of the butterflies from the wreath. I duplicated the butterfly and then used the contour feature to make the butterfly a solid shape. I then duplicated both the intricate butterfly & the solid butterfly so I had 3 of each. I cut the intricate butterflies on patterned paper and the solid butterflies on vellum.

I layered the patterned paper butterflies over the vellum & added stitching down the center. I love how the wings just naturally adds so much dimension! I added a few more fussy cut butterflies, flowers & buttons to finish off the layout!

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Costa Rica by Caroli Schulz

Hi there! How are you today? Caroli here, and I'm sharing my very last project as part of the DT here at The Cut Shoppe.

In this layout I've used The Floral Leaf cut file as background, and also used The Funky Floral cut file.

I created a simple but fun layout using The Bright Side collection by Fancy Pants and this lovely photo of all the ladies that attended to my scrapbook workshop in Costa Rica last March.

I love the volume of this cut file, it makes a great effect as background. As embellishment, I created these cluster flowers I cut using some dies by American Crafts. 

I really love all the volume and texture of this cut file, love it!

I wrote my journaling in a bunch of tags lined one over another, I think this is a really eye-catching effect.

I am very pleased with the result of this layout, it's full of color and volume, I love that! I hope you liked it too and got inspired to work with this cut file.

I want to thank Ashley for the opportunity of being part of her DT, I've really enjoyed working with her cut files and I hope I got the chance to inspire you all. Thank you very much and see you around on social media!

Monday, September 24, 2018

welcome fall | orange gearle

Hi Orange Gearle here with a fun fall layout for you! I dug into my stash and used a mixture of Jen Hatfield products from the last couple of years. Here is my layout:

For this layout I used two of the leaves from the new Finally Fall cut file. I just love this file and I know I will use other parts of it soon (in fact, I may have already cut some of the other parts)!

I cut the file using a wood grain paper and then I backed it with yellows, reds, and a text paper. I really love how it looks with the woodgrain paper. The details in these flowers are pretty awesome. And yes, I did back that fall leaf with lemon paper! 

There were some copper/gold leaves and flowers in the embellishments, so I used some alphas of the same color for my title. I love using up my stash!

For a few finishing touches, I added some tangled, metallic thread and a few wood veneer leaves from Color Cast Designs. 

I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! XO o.g.

Welcome The Cut Shoppe Design Team!

We are so excited to introduce you to our NEW Design Team for the October -March term!  These talented Ladies will be sharing tons of inspiration with you!  Make sure you check each one of them out on social media, so you can follow them and see all of their amazing projects!

They will start sharing their projects in October and we can't wait for you to see what they are creating!

As we welcome the New Design Team, they are some Designers that have been with us, that we have to say good-bye too.  We have loved having them as a part of the team and love all of the gorgeous work they've done.  Make sure you are continuing to follow them on social media!


We always appreciate all of our Designers and the hard work they do, each month!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Haunted Halloween | Erica Thompson

Hello Everyone!  Welcome back to The Cut Shoppe blog!  Today I have a fun layout to share using one of the new cut files called Haunted Halloween!
As soon as Ashley posted these new cut files for the design team I knew I had to cut this one!  I cut it out using some black textured cardstock and I just love how it turned out!  I backed the file using fun Halloween papers from Photoplay Paper's Trick or Treat collection!  Halloween is my absolute favorite and I think I have just about every Halloween collection every printed!  

I started with a piece of smooth white American Crafts cardstock as my base.  I added some black splatters and some purple using my Seedless Preserves Distress Ink from Tim Holtz!  The purple color was a perfect match!  
The photo I used is one from a past Halloween.  We all dressed up as a Star Wars character and we had so much fun!  We even talked my oldest sons girlfriend into dressing up and taking the littles out trick or treating!  It was so much fun and the kids loved that mom and dad dressed up!  You know I am counting down the days till this Halloween!
You can find the Haunted Halloween cut file in HERE in The Cut Shoppe! While you are there check out all the other new cut files released this week! Here is a look at my final layout using Haunted Halloween!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope to see your projects soon using the new Haunted Halloween cut file! Have a great day!