Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wander & Explore | A Nature Layout Using the Pumpkin Pie Cut File

Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a great fall layout using the Pumpkin Pie cut file! I am holding onto fall just a bit longer before Christmas and this cut file is perfect for that. You can purchase this cut file in the shop here.

I had a photo of our son while we were recently taking the loveliest nature walk around a lake near us. The pumpkin spoke outdoors and nature to me, and here is my layout.

I began my layout with white card stock and a wood grain stencil. I took a risk and tried the Prima Art Alchemy paints and found it created a really cool background. The paints are not really designed for use with a stencil, so this is one of those instances where we throw perfection out the window and love the outcome!

I cut out two of the pumpkins using patterned papers from One Canoe Two and then backed them with contrasting patterns. All of the papers and embellishments I used in this layout are from the Twilight and Creekside collections.

I laid out the paper pumpkins as if they were cascading down the page, and this allows the woodgrain background to show. The wooden paperclips add the perfect touch and also lead your eye down the page. I have used them to attach my embellishments, title, journaling spot, and even my photo.

Lastly, I added a few die cuts and yes, some flowers! I absolutely used flowers and pinks on this layout. Full disclosure: this boy loves pink and wears it quite often, and I love tying in more elements from nature on this very nature-inspired layout.

Here is one more look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to try new paints, add pink to a boy layout, and embrace lovely imperfections!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fall Family Fun | Kelly Janes

Hey there, friends! Kelly here today to share a new layout using the Fall Finds Cut File.

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the cut file & selecting the images I wanted to use. I duplicated the leaves, pumpkins, and heart images so I would have two matching cut files on my layout. I also used the contour feature in Design Space to hide the heart in the center of the leaves to create a solid shape.

I wanted to create a pattern on the background with the "I {Heart} Fall" in the center, to use as my title. I added machine stitching through the leaves and positioned my photo on the top left & bottom right with a few Fall embellishments.

I wanted to journal about the photos but didn't have a great place to include it. So, I created a pocket when adhering my bottom right photo for hidden journaling.

I'm still so in love with Fall at the moment. There are so many fun products and Cut Files available & I've given myself permission to continue on with Halloween & Fall layouts through the end of the month!

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Guest Designer | Joanna Bandelin

We are so excited to introduce you to our November Guest Designer!  Please welcome Joanna Bandelin!!  Joanna caught our eye, with her awesome projects using cut files from The Cut Shoppe, on Social Media.  We love her fun style and can't wait to share what she created.  Let's get to know a bit more about Joanna, before we see her gorgeous layout!

Hello scrappy friends, I'm Joanna & I'm so happy to be guest designing this month! I've been a part of the scrapbooking world for almost 15 years. I've made lots of handmade cards & I try to keep a project life album for my family every year, but my heart is in creating scrapbook pages. I love the process & seeing the end result. I became a die cutting fan back when the original Cricut came out. I fell in love with that machine when I first saw the commercial on TV years ago, and now I use cut files on almost every page I make.  

A little bit about me, I live in Southern California with my husband and 2 daughters. My girls are my muse & the center of my layouts. I am a hairstylist by trade & run a small salon in a little mountain town. My other hobbies include photography, sewing, cooking & reading. My style is pretty much anything with pops of color and anything cute! 

For my layout I used the Untamed Heart cut file. I loved backing it with pretty papers, enjoy!

Thanks so much for sharing with us Joanna!  Now, let's see what she created, using the Untamed Heart cut file. 

WOW!  Such a fun design!  Joanna did an awesome job with the patterned papers she chose.  And the embellishments add a really awesome touch to the layout.  This cut file also works great with machine stitching, and we love the white stitching Joanna added to her layout!

We loved having you this month Joanna!  You can find more of Joanna's work by checking her out on Instagram!  Make sure you head over to follow her, for some great inspiration!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Something Wicked This Way Comes | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cut Shoppe friends,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new Halloween layout to share using the Boo To You cut file set

The Boo To You cut file set
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When I saw the 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' title, I knew that I wanted to use it as a large title for my page, I broke the title up and cut some of it in black and the 'Wicked' part in gold.  

The Wicked Fun cut file set
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I cut out the spider web in black cardstock from the Wicked Fun cut file set and added it to the bottom right corner of my photo. I like how it balances out the page with the busy left hand side.

I went with a black and gold theme for my layout mainly because of the witches hat I am wearing in the photo. I pulled out all the Halloween embellishments that went with the colours and the theme. 

I was really happy with how my page turned out today!

Thank you for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today!

Happy creating!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy | Erica Thompson

Hello TCS fans! Erica here with you today to share a sweet layout using the Finally Fall cut file set!
I uploaded this file to my Silhouette and wanted to just use the one of the leaf files.  I cut out three of the leafs with my machine in some white smooth American Crafts card stock. I pulled out the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection I picked up in the Clique Kits shop. I absolutely love this fall collection. I backed the leaves with different pattern papers from the collection. The colors in this collection are gorgeous and rich and the perfect fall collection.
The photo is of our little Liam Jay. It was October 9th..his 1st Birthday and of coarse I had to take some photos of him on this day! The light outside was so sweet and I just set him out front on our sidewalk so that I could see the colorful trees in the background and snapped away! He was so happy clapping and laughing and I love how they turned out! I  knew this collection and the Finally Fall cut file would be perfect to document this photo.
Liam blessed our lives one year ago and he sure was a big surprise! We thought our family was complete after Eli. Little did we know there was a different plan for our family. After a couple months of being sick and not able to get out of bed I thought there is no way we could be way. But to our surprise we were expecting and pretty far along. Things happen in life and this little blessing was meant to be ours for a reason. He is a busy, crazy, silly little boy. He sure does keep us super busy. We could not imagine our lives without him and so blessed to have him in our family. I just had to document our sweet October boy.
Once I had the leaves backed with the pretty pattern papers I glued them down to my page going from one corner of the page to the bottom corner. I added lots of layers of paper scraps behind my photo and then began to embellish with different pieces from the collection. For my title I just used the word Happy because he is so happy in this photo and he makes everyone in our family Happy. It was just perfect for this layout. This leaf cut file could be used in so many ways! I had fun decided on how to add them to my page when I started and you can see some of this in the video on my channel! Here is a look at my completed layout and I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to see what you do with this Finally Fall cut file set! Remember to tag The Cut Shoppe when sharing your projects so we can see what you are all creating!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We hope to see you back again tomorrow for more cut file inspiration!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hello Fall | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha, and I am here with you today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the DIY Quilt cut file that is available at The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

We have finally started getting some cooler weather here, and I could not resist adding another Fall layout to my notebook.

I have been wanting to use the DIY Quilt cut file since it was first released, and I thought it would be perfect for my spread.  I used the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection, Traci Reed Designs I Heart Fall Most of All traveler's notebook papers, and wood veneer from Colorcast Designs.

I cut out the cut file using a navy floral paper from the Forever Fall collection and layered it over a TN paper from the I Heart Fall Most of All collection.   The chipboard fall banner placed over the cut file serves as my title.  I tucked a couple of ephemera pieces behind the banner and added a wood veneer piece on top.

On the other page, I layered some patterned paper, a book page, and some ephemera pieces behind the photo.

Next, I placed a vertical line of embellishments down the page, using wood veneer pieces and die cuts. 

For the final touch, I added staples and some machine stitching to a few areas on the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to use a cut file on your next project!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Cut Files | Fall Feels

It's getting about that time...time to start working on Thanksgiving and Christmas projects, but for today, I'm still holding on to Fall!  We've got some NEW Cut File designs available today, that are perfect for getting started on your Thanksgiving projects, but I used the Pumpkin Pie cut file to create a Fall themed layout.

I wanted to use the Fall Breeze collection from Photo Play Paper, with a mix of Simple Stories Forever Fall.  When I thought about how I wanted to use the cut file, I decided on two different ways.  The first idea, was to place 2x12 patterned paper strips on my Silhouette Cameo mat and cut out a solid shape of the Pumpkin Pie cut file.  Then I transferred all of the strips, in order, to a White card stock background.  Once I had all of the strips in place, I machine stitched around the shape of the pumpkin for extra texture.

Then I cut the Pumpkin Pie cut file from a piece of Kraft card stock.  I wanted to back the open spaces of the cut file, but decided not to fill in every space.  Since I had so much patterned paper with the strips, I didn't want the cut file to get lost, by completely backing the whole design with the same patterned papers.  I like the way the cut file stands out, with some spaces filled in and others letting the White card stock show through.  Once I had some of the spaces backed, I placed craft foam behind them, to pop the cut file off the page.

I placed my photo (of my adorable baby cousin!!) in the center of the cut file.  I knew this would help draw the eye to the photo, with it being front and center.  Then I used a mix of embellishments from the Fall Breeze collection and the Forever Fall collection around the photo.  I wanted clusters on both sides to create balance on the layout.  I finished the layout with a simple title, using Kraft Thickers from one of my older Crate Paper collections.

This was such a fun cut file to use and a fun layout to put together!  You can find the Pumpkin Pie cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, as well as our other NEW cut files!  Make sure you head over and check them out!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Brush Them Chompers

Hey there! It's Devra here today. I have a confession. I did it again. I used multiple cut files. Maybe that's my thing? Anyway, my other confession, is that I had no real plan when I began this page,

I knew I wanted to use the new Buffalo Plaid  cut file. I really wanted to stitch it. So I converted the cut line into stitching lines. That's when my plan tarted to come together.  I hadn't intended on filling it with paper, but it was too plain. I offset the file internally, and voila, that part was done.

Now that I had a plan, I chose photos, which led me to paper, and frames!  I love frames!  I also like to be kitschy.  The 'smile' frame from the  Instant Camera and 'cheese' frame from Say Cheese  fo with my photos so well I had to use them!  The colors are bright and bold, the frames around my photos are perfect and in the end this no plan thing worked out well!

Thanks so much for looking today. I hope I've inspired you to try multiple cut files on one project. See you next time.