Hey there Cut Shoppe fans! It's time to share our newest cut file designs with you! We've got a fun mix of designs this week, and I had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to work with. Unfortunately, our weather made the decision for me. As I'm writing this post, we are under a Hurricane warning. I initially wanted to use the new Cut & Fold Floral Leaf cut file, but because of the uncertainty of our weather and the time a layout would take with this cut file, I opted to use one of the TN Decorative Cover Pages from the Snack Attack cut file instead. And I love the way my TN layout came together, and I can always use the Floral Leaf cut file later on!
The Ice Cream design from the Snack Attack cut file worked perfectly with this photo of our oldest daughter, enjoying her strawberry milkshake during our recent beach vacation. I used my Studio Calico September Traveler's Notebook for this layout. The patterned paper on the left hand side had a lot of color, so I chose one of the papers from the Crate Paper Carousel collection to cut the design from.
Once I had the design cut, I machine stitched around the outside edge. Before adding it in my TN, I placed a bit of patterned paper behind each of the ice cream scoops and the cherry, to bring in some of the color from the left-hand side of the page. I also thought it would add a fun look, to do some stamping in each of the scoops of ice cream.
I decided to type my journaling on the computer and print it out...because my hand-writing is basically a hot mess!! HA! After I added the journaling spot, I finished the layout with a few embellishments. I love the thin wood veneers from ColorCast Designs and I used one from the Summer Joys set and one from the new Happy Moments set. I also had some Simple Stories stickers that I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and the colors matched my layout perfectly!
I hope you found some Traveler's Notebook inspiration today, and for all of your crafty projects. I love that the cut files can be used for a variety of different projects! Make sure you head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to pick up your new favorite designs!