Thursday, January 31, 2019

Birthday Banner | Kelly Janes

Hey crafty friends! Kelly here today to share a new birthday themed layout using the Let's Party Cut File.

I started in Cricut Design Space by sizing the Let's Party Cut File to 11.5". I then inserted a star shape, sized the star to roughly .75" and duplicated the star numerous times. I positioned the cut file on a scrapbook layout template, in Cricut Design Space, and then arranged the tiny stars around the cut file. I "attached" the stars and then sent the images to the cutting mat.

I cut the cut file banner on a blue patterned paper from the Crate Paper Hooray Collection and the tiny stars on a piece of white cardstock. I layered the white cardstock with the stars on another sheet of white cardstock for a tone-on-tone look. I also cut out the center banner from the cut file to create 4 rows (instead of 5).

I tucked my photos under one of the banners and added a few embellishments before stitching down the banners. I added multiple birthday themed embellishments from the same Hooray Collection and a bit of journaling to complete the layout.

I'm hoping to have the YouTube Process Video for this layout on my YouTube channel this weekend so be sure to head there to see how this layout came together (including the Cricut tutorial!).

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Owl Always Love You with Joanna

Hello friends, Joanna Bandelin here. I'm sharing a sweet love themed scrapbook layout of my little girl. She is always full of smiles which makes me want to document every picture I snap of her! For my page I used the Lucky in Love cut file. I cut the background out large enough to fill my page.

I used some Echo Park papers and stickers from my stash and grounded everything on a big doily. 

I wanted lots of contrast on my page so I used a pretty soft red for the cut file, then I used a dark blue with polka dots to border my page.

Hope you are inspired, have a great day! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Express yourself

Hey there! It's Devra here today. I'm sharing this project using the new Spin Out cut file. This is such a great cut file. I couldn't wait to use it.

We listen to a LOT of music in my house. All kinds of music. This particular night,  my husband put on this Madonna album. It's not one we listen to a lot. It reminded me of when I first listened to her, and how many good songs she has.  Anyway, I thought this cut file was the perfect choice to share this little story.  I love that I could give it a literal interpretation, but still have it be fun and quirky.

I backed some of the circles with Amy Tangerine Shine On patterned paper to add extra color and pattern, some I left alone. Since I used only patterned paper, they still have a smaller pattern behind them.

I layered a few embellishment clusters as well. The cut file is such a statement on its own, I didn't want to over do it.

There you have it. These cut files are so fun to use. We want to see what you make with them too!  Be sure to share your The Cut Shoppe projects in our Facebook group!  See you next time.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Oh Happy Day | Theresa Moxley

Hello Lovelies, Theresa here with a non-Valentine theme heart layout for you. I am using the Heart Garland Cut File today for a layout about my daughter's ninth birthday.

Here is my layout I have created.

I was inspired by the hearts on this cut file, and I wanted my photos to be clipped to the cut file so they are hanging with the hearts. I pulled my Dear Lizzy paper stash and found this Up and Up paper that was part of the Lovely Day collection to use to back all the hearts.

I also used another paper from that collection, called 8-tracks, to back the entire page with. I am using the negative space from this cut file, so it needed a good base to hold it all together. Once the hearts were all backed, and the layout adhered to the background, adding the photos and other goodies is easy!

My photos were cropped and printed to 3x3 with a slim white border, and clipped to the layout with some wooden clothespins I had in my stash. The yellows and pinks are prominent in the background, so I added other elements that were also pink and yellow. Different die cuts, ephemera, chipboard stickers, and hearts and stars are simply tucked in and around each photo.

My title came about after the fact. I had added this little yellow chipboard sticker that says Oh Happy Day, which is also from Dear Lizzy. It is simply tucked under the cake photo. Once I finished the layout I realized I hadn't really added a prominent title to the page, so that's it! 

If you'd like to see how the layout all came together, you can watch my process video here:

Thank you for joining me today! See you again soon!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

You Hold My Heart | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here again today sharing a layout in my ringed traveler's notebook album.  I used the new Hold My Heart cut file that is available at The Cut Shoppe.

I love this photo of my sons taken last year on our farm, and thought it would work perfectly with the cut file.

For this layout, I used mainly the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection.  I cut out the Hold My Heart cut file using white cardstock and backed the file with a navy patterned paper.  I chose a wood grain scallop paper from this collection to use as the background for the page.  I fussy cut some hearts from another paper and used my sewing machine to stitch them to the page, folding them down the center for added dimension.

For the other page, I adhered my photo and added several strips of paper from the same collection.  I did some additional machine stitching and added some stamping.  To embellish the page, I added a few puffy stickers, staples and wood veneer pieces.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will visit The Cut Shoppe and check out all the awesome cut files that are currently available!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Create beauty | Sasha Biyanova

Hey, The Cut Shoppe friends!!!

Have you seen the new cut files?  I love all the designs too, but can't miss previous flowers! They are gorgeous!

I've used the Floral Frame cut file to create layout about my girl and her dreams!

I can't tell how beautiful they are!!! I put back the pattern paper from the Simple Stories collection - Beautiful :))

I hope you were inspired!!!

Happy crafting!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Christmas Cheer

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share using the Christmas Cheer cut file.  Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies so I just had to use this file.   I backed the file with one multi colored pattern paper from the MME Jingle collection.  I then embellished the LO mostly with the Merry Days collection from Crate Paper.

These big cut file are fun because most of the work is already done for you.  All it needed was a few embellishments and some splatters!

I wanted the words to pop out a bit more so I outlined them in black marker.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Cut Files | Good Times

It's my favorite day at The Cut Shoppe...NEW CUT FILE day!!  I had a hard time deciding which cut file I wanted to use on my layout for today, because I love all of them so much!  But I can never resist a heart shape, so I went with the Hexagon Heart design.

My initial thought, was to use cut the Hexagon Heart around the same size as my background and back the individual spaces with patterned paper.  But, I decided to change things up a bit and cut the design a bit smaller, to include more of them on the layout.  I cut 8 of the hearts from White card stock.  Then I used 6x6 patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Whimsical collection by Paige Evans, to back each of the hearts.  I staggered them on my background paper and then stitched down the center of each one.

I also thought that I wanted to cut the Hold My Heart cut file and use it for my title.  I did cut it from Black card stock and layered it over my background, but I felt like it was too much, so I decided to leave it off.  I really liked the simple look of the Hexagon Heart cut file in the background with the pops of color from the patterned papers.  

In the end, I decided it was best to add my photo to the one full heart on the layout, and cluster my embellishments around it.  I went with a small title, using the Good Times sticker from the Whimsical sticker sheet.  I wanted to add a bit more embellishing to the layout, without covering up the hearts, so I created two more clusters with some of the frame stickers.  I popped both of them up with some foam pieces and placed a flower ephemera piece in each one.  And for a finishing touch, I placed a few of the epoxy stickers around the page.

All of our NEW Designs today would work great for upcoming Valentine's Day projects, but I love that they work well for everyday layouts, too.  Make sure you head over to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all four designs!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

hey guys? | orange gearle

Hi! Orange Gearle here with a layout using the pretty Flower Power 12x12 background cut file. This is a photo of my daughter in the hotel swimming pool -- one of her favorite things ever.  And my story is all about her obsession. Here is a look at the layout:

Here is the cut file:

For this layout I am using mostly items from Amy Tangerine's Sunshine & Good Times collection (from a while ago)!  I love it when I get to use up some of my stash.   I actually used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file twice -- once I cut it as is for the white card stock. Then I used my Silhouette software to take out all of the middle parts so it would just cut the outside of the flowers -- this made it super easy to back it! Here's are a few close ups:

I started out with a white card stock background. I thought I might put some mixed media behind the area where the photos is --- and then I got carried away. :-)  I ended up with a full mixed media background behind the files. I used some foam to pop the whole cut file. 

I fussy cut some butterflies and added some flair and tangled thread for the win! I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! XO o.g.