Monday, September 30, 2019

Corn Maze | Kelly Janes

Hi everyone! Kelly here today with a new 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crop Circles Cut File.

I sized the cut file so my 4" photo would fit in the center of the circle. I then cut the cut file on a piece of patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical Collection. I added the cut file to another piece of pink patterned paper from the same collection.

I then moved onto embellishing. Wreaths have been one of my favorite types of layouts for some time and I knew I wanted to put a spin on that theme using the Crop Circles Cut File. I tucked a bunch of floral die cuts and puffy stickers into the cut file. I also added a few die cut hearts just to add a mix into the embellishing.

I added the title around the top left part of the circle, and added a few lines of journaling under the cut file. I'm in full Fall swing so be on the lookout for more Fall themed layouts in the very near future! The Cut Shoppe has great cut files for all seasons so be sure to check it out!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Spread your wings | Sasha Biyanova

Hello, everyone!

It's Sasha here today! And this is my last project for The Cut Shoppe! I was so happy to be a part of the team and that was a great time! Thank you everyone for your support!

I used two cut files for this layout: Social Butterfly and Open Letter Alpha.

I've created background with the Social Butterfly Cut File.

And beautiful title with the Open Letter Cut File.

Hope you were ispired!
I wish you happy crafting and more new inspiration from the new team!!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

zoo day shenanigans | orange gearle

Hi! Orange Gearle here with my last post as a Design Team member! Here is my layout:

I used the Hul-la-ba-zoo cut file set for the title as well as the flag at the top that says “It’s a jungle out there”. Here is a look at the complete cut file:

I added a border to the original file to create a black outline for my title as well as the flag.

 Here are a couple more close ups. 

I used mostly the Field Day collection from Shimelle for this layout. I fussy cut some flowers to add as embellishments and I also used a punch for my butterflies.

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

Falling Leaves | Erica Thompson

Fall is here and I am so excited for my favorite time of the year! I was so excited to see all the new fall cut files from The Cut Shoppe and the Autumn Leaves file is my favorite!
I pulled out the new Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection that I picked up from A Cherry on Top and began to back the cut file with 6x8 papers. The cut file was cut on some white textured cardstock. This did take some time to back but totally worth it! Once it was fully backed I added foam adhesive to the back and adhered to a white piece of cardstock that I had splattered with gold color shine.
The photo is of our sweet girl Lola Bean! I just love her sweet face and she has her chunky scarf on! You can see the pretty fall leaves on the ground and they match her beautiful color! I added stickers on each side of my photo and an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio that matches the collection perfectly!

We just love this sweet soul so very much! The sweetest most lovable pup we have ever known. Her favorite things are cuddling, sleeping and more sleeping! Everyone loves her and she love everyone...except frogs and plastic bags! She really is afraid of those two things! haha! Here is a look at my completed layout using the Autumn Leaves cut file! I hope you pick this one up along with some of the other fall files in the shop!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Thursday, September 26, 2019


This is my favorite time of year...Fall is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner!  And we've got some awesome NEW Cut Files in The Cut Shoppe store to get you ready for the season!  If you're not quite ready for Fall or Halloween, we've also got a couple of Cut Files that would work great for your other projects.  

I have been waiting to use the Good Book Cut File with one of my recent photos.  Getting the younger two interested in reading hasn't been easy.  So I took them to Barnes & Nobles one day to pick out some books.  Emma started reading hers as soon as we got home, and I knew this photo would be perfect with the Cut File.

I cut the design from white cardstock, because I planned to back it with patterned papers from the Carte Paper Heritage collection.  And I decided to layer it over a patterned paper from the collection, to make the white outline of the Cut File, stand out.

Because of the design of the Cut File, I decided to place my photo over the books.  I like that it is the center of the layout, and I added some layers and embellishments to help draw your eye to the photo.  Printing it in black & white also helps, because of the contrast with the colors in the collection.

I finished the layout with to more embellishment clusters to create a visual triangle on the layout.  I mixed in some of the stickers, ephemera pieces, and chipboard pieces to add interest and dimension to each of the clusters.

You can find all four of these new designs in the store, now!

And don't forget to tag @thecutshoppe on Instagram when you are sharing your projects, using our Cut Files.  You can also use the hashtag #thecutshoppe.  Your layout or project could appear in the second Newsletter of the month!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Chill Out

DevraHey there! I'm sharing this project on The Cut Shoppe blog today. It features the Chill Out cut file. This is such a fun cut file and it can be used in so many ways. I could have used it for a page about my son reading, or my other son making a mess with his toys. Nope, not this time. Today I used it for a page about ice cream. Get it? Chill out!

The hard part for me was deciding how big to make the file. The bigger the file, the smaller the photos. I also didn't want to cover it up, I wanted it to stand out.  Cutting it out of dark paper, backing it with light paper helped do just that.  I was able to trim the photos before tucking them underneath. I love using large cut files like these. I don't have to add a lot of embellishments. Just some stickers, and a few pieces of flair and it's done!

Thanks for stopping by today!Head over to The Cut Shoppe to get this and so many incredible cut files! See you again soon.

THE CUT SHOPPE DESIGN TEAM October 2019-March 2020

It's time to introduce you to our Design Team for the October 2019-March 2020 term!  We are so excited to have these talented ladies bringing you inspiration for the next 6 months!  Make sure you are following each one of them to see how they will be using all of the products from The Cut Shoppe store!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Happy Haunting | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the Happy Haunting Cut File and the Boo Who Digital Stamp.  Halloween layouts are so much fun to create, and there are so many fun Halloween designs to choose from at The Cut Shoppe!

Today, I am documenting a photo of my son and nephew taken a couple of years ago.  They have always loved dressing up in Luke's old costumes, and I was excited to create a page using this cute photo of them!

For this spread, I began by printing some of the digital stamps onto vellum.  I love using vellum on hybrid layouts, because it allows for easy layering over photos and other elements on the spread.  Next, I trimmed the "Happy Haunting" stamp and layered it over a piece of patterned paper from my stash, adding some machine stitching to adhere it to the page.  I used some stickers from the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin collection to embellish the page.

For the other side of the layout, I cut out the cut file using a dot patterned paper.  I added my photo and used a circle punch to cut out one of the stamps I printed on vellum.  I layered it over my photo and added a tag behind the photo.  I printed another one of the digital stamps onto white cardstock, trimmed it out, and layered it over the bottom of the photo.

Next, I added an ephemera pumpkin to the page, layered one of the vellum stamps over it, and added some machine stitching to adhere it to the page.  I printed my journaling onto a label and added it to the bottom of the layout.  For the final finishing touch, I added some stamping around the page using black ink and some clear stamps from my stash.

Thank you for joining me today!  I can't wait to see what you create using the cut files and digital stamps from The Cut Shoppe!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Haunted Halloween | Mixed Media Layout With Theresa

Hello Lovelies, Theresa here with a spooky Halloween layout for you! This is my final layout as part of The Cut Shoppe Design Team so I wanted to express my sincerest thank you for allowing me to inspire you on this team! It has been such a wonderful experience! Today I am using the Haunted House Cut File.

I am such a fan of Halloween and love taking pictures of our kids each year in their Halloween costumes. It seems to be one day that they are all so excited to dress up and have their pictures taken, so we always make that a big part of the day. Last year our son Addison designed his own costume, which was extra fun and creative.

I cut the Haunted House cut file from solid black card stock and had the idea to use gesso on my background so it would pop. Typically I apply gesso on the center of the page, but this time I applied it from the edges in. I then used tiny strips of chipboard to adhere the cut file, giving a little depth.

Once the background was complete, time to add all the fun embellishments! I am using the Simple Stories Happy Haunting patterned papers and die cuts, plus the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin! holographic stickers for a bit of shine.

Since this photo was not entirely related to haunted houses, I decided to position my photo over the word house. This creates a definitive focal point on the page, and all the embellishments take off from there.

I added a tag with a bit of twine, which leads to the top of the page. My date is stamped on the tab and I added tiny bat as well. The especially fun part of this layout is the horizontal cluster as well, with a fun banner that seems to stem from the title of the cut file. Some elements are above the title, others are below. And the holographic stars just add the perfect pop!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I have loved sharing these creative projects with you and hope you are inspired to go grab this cut file to make something spooky!