Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Poolside | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly back today with a new layout using an exclusive cut file that was available in the most recent Cut Shoppe Newsletter.

I started by cutting the Poolside Cut File on white cardstock. I then backed the words using different 6x6 patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Poolside Collection. I added machine stitching to the wreath portion of the cut file and hand-stitching around the words to help them stand out from the background.

I started by just adding white embroidery floss, but I didn't feel like the words stood out enough. So, I added pink embroidery floss on top of the white embroidery floss. That was a lot of hand-stitching, but I love the look!

I adhered the cut file to a pink patterned paper and added a mix of embellishments from the same scrapbook collection around the edges of the cut file. I tucked a few of the embellishments under the wreath portion and on top of the cut file for added dimension!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Happy | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a fun new layout using the awesome and VERY popular Photo Album cut file!

I cut the cut file design out of some pale pink patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine 'Oh Happy Life' collection and then chose 5 other papers to back the frames with. I added 5 selfie photos of myself from some places that I have traveled to. Travelling is another of my passions!

Photo Album

The photography elements like the camera from this collection were perfect to match with the Photo Album cut file I love how everything ties in well and co-ordinates. This cut file is awesome to use for multi photo layouts!

Once the frames were backed I added my photos to the centres making sure to put back the middle of the frame also. I then stuck the entire cut file to plain white textured cardstock and went ahead and started embellishing.

 I added 2 of the cute rubber charms from the Oh Happy Life collection, plus also tucked in 2 of the floral pieces from the die-cut pack. My title is 'Happy' also from the die-cut pack and its popped up with foam dots to make it stand out a little. I also added some of the cute clear stickers, enamel hearts, skinny washi tape and a flair button from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today! Check out The Cut Shoppe store for this cut file plus so many more amazing designs too!

Happy creating!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Fresh look | Sasha Biyanova

Hey, everyone!!!

It's Sasha here with my new layout using the LEMONADE STAND cut file. I gave a chance to everyone in the instagram story to choose the cut file I would use in my next layout. And this is the result!

Most of the people chose the LEMONADE STAND cut file from the last release:

I created the layout about my new hairstyle! The subtitles are on the Russian language and means: "Love" and "I am an artist"))

And I used the OPEN LETTER ALPHA cut file to create my own title - Fresh look:

It looks very funny and fresh)))))

Hope you were inspired!
Thank you for stopping by!
Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

december daily traveler's notebook inserts | iris fox

Hello cut file enthusiasts!  Iris here, and I'm getting some more #scrappychristmasinjuly scrapbooking done thanks to several fabulous holiday files in the shop: Tis the SeasonChristmas MagicTree Farm, and Tinsel Town.

I made myself four custom December Daily inserts for use in my Color Cast Designs wood veneer Traveler's Notebook covers with binder rings.

I finally brought my WRMK Foil Quill out to play!  In order to use it, I opened the ‘Tis the Season cut file and used the Internal Offset function to thicken the lines.  In order to do that, I selected the top four words, clicked Internal Offset, chose 0.010 inches, and hit Apply.  That added a line just inside the original outline.  I did that once again so most of my letters were 3 lines thick.

I selected "Sparkle" and did the same thing, but this time I continued to click on the Internal Offset until it was filled in completely. Then I chose the Sketch function before pressing the Send button.  The heated Foil Quill tip traces all the concentric lines.

I traced the ‘Tis the Season with gold foil onto vellum, and one of the trees from Tree Farm in green foil onto another piece of vellum.  I cut each to 4.25”x8.25”, the standard Travler’s Notebook size, and for the gold insert, I used a Fiskars border scallop punch on the right edge.

After that experimentation, I decided to mix it up and switch to traditional cutting, using Felicity Jane papers that I pre-cut to TN size.  I cut the "be merry be bright" out of the buffalo plaid so the sentiment is the negative on the page. For "Ho Ho Ho", I first welded the three together, then cut.  I used the positive piece, adding two tabs made from the same paper with my Tiny Attacher, then I handstitched all around the outline.

Now I have four cool TN dividers for my December Daily!  If you're finishing up holiday projects from last year, or you've started thinking about prepping for this year, stop by The Cut Shoppe to snag some fun Christmas cut files and get creative!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Splashing the Day Away with Joanna

Hello friends! Joanna here today sharing a fun summer page. I used the Beach Life cut file that I cut out big enough to fill my page.

I had fun backing this cut file with all the bright summer patterns from the Echo Park Let's be Mermaids collection. I used stickers from the collection to make little clusters next to my photos.

I wanted the cut file to stand out so I picked the purple background for lots of contrast. And finished off my page with some white paint splatters.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Wild Things

Hey there! It's  Devra here today with a project featuring the brand new Photo Album cut file. I kinda have a thing about frames right now and couldn't wait to use it!

This cut file is made for multiple photos, which is exactly how I used it today. We took a ridiculous amount of photos at a recent visit to the zoo. I chose 4 of my many favorites for this layout. First I cut the file out of a darker Crate Paper patterned paper. I backed all the frames where I was adding photos with the same 2 patterned papers.  I decided to embellish the center frame, so used another paper for that one.

I love having the extra space beneath the photos! I embellished the frames in a few ways. Clusters, sentiments, labels.. the possibilities are endless.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Check out all the new cut files in The Cut Shoppe today! See you again soon!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

NEW CUT FILES | Weekend Getaway

Hi everyone!  It's NEW Cut File day, and I'm still over here scrapping summer photos!  I like to scrap photos from the current season, and we have so many cut files that are perfect for summer projects.  There are four great Cut Files that have been added to The Cut Shoppe store, and some will work great for summer projects and some will work great for everyday projects.  I used the NEW Photo Album Cut File...which is great for everyday projects...but I paired it with my summer photos!

I went into my Crate Paper stash for this layout and pulled out the Oasis collection.  I still have a ton of it, and I thought it would be fun with this Cut File.  I cut the Photo Album Cut File from one of the patterned papers.  I typically use white cardstock for my Cut Files, but I thought I would change it up for this layout.  Once the Cut File was finished cutting, I backed it with different papers from the Oasis 6x6 paper pad, and placed it on a white cardstock background.

It's been a really long time since I've used 5 photos on a layout...I rarely even do 2 photos on one layout these days.  But I decided to go with 5 for this layout.  I had some fun beach photos and since there are five of us, it worked out to use a photo in each of the frames.  I changed my photos to black & white, because I wanted the look to be consistent and I always love the graphic look of black & white.  I didn't change the original size of the Cut File, so my photos are sized to around 1.75x1.75 to fit inside the frames.

When I got ready to embellish, I chose some of the gold embellishments from the collection.  I love the look of the gold embellishments, but they are always a BIG pain to photograph!!  This time, I tried photographing my layout inside, under my light stands and with some magical editing in PhotoShop, it turned out okay.  I also wanted to bring in some more black to the layout, to complement the photos.   I chose 3 black phrases from the chipboard sheet and sticker sheet to complete the layout.

Make sure you visit The Cut Shoppe store to pick up the Photo Album Cut File!  You can use it in so many different ways and on multiple projects.  And while you're there, make sure you check out all of the other designs that are available today!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In love with those baby teeth

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Love All Around cut file and the Horizon collection from Paige Evans/Pink Paislee.

My favorite thing about little kids are their little baby teeth!  They are just so cute.  I wish they would keep them longer!

I cut out the file on a pattern paper with lots of colors.  Then I stitched around the hearts with my sewing machine.

I love how colorful this layout turned out.  By cutting out my file with this fun paper, it made it a quick and easy LO!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"Skateboard" with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  I've been in a creative funk lately so I really wanted to use a product that excited me.  I realized I hadn't used the Secret Garden cut file yet, so I knew that needed to make it's way onto a layout!

I started by cutting the cut file out on white cardstock (for a really bold design, see how Erica used this cut file in black!).  I pulled out a few patterned papers in some colors I thought worked well together.  Since my photos are pretty neutral, I didn't feel like I was limited by a certain color scheme and just chose what made me happy, which ended up being pink, yellow and a bright lime green.

I sized my cut file at 10" wide, because I knew I wanted part of it to hang off the page.  I backed the entire cut file with foam and then adhered it so the right side was hanging off the page just a bit.

I had a few photos of my son playing at a skate park (he for sure doesn't realize it's a skate park and seems to think it's some sort of slide playground for littles, ha!), so I printed one photo at 3x4 and the others as 2" squares.  I tucked the larger photo under the cut file, and scattered the smaller ones underneath.

I added my title "Who needs a skateboard" with some woodgrain chipboard alphas, and added a few embellishments around the page.  I finished it off with some typed journaling strips.

Thanks for stopping by!