Tuesday, March 31, 2020

You go Girl with Joanna

Hi friends, Joanna Bandelin here sharing my last scrapbook page for The Cut Shoppe. It's been so fun designing for this team and I will definitely miss it! 

For my page I used the You Go Girl cut file and backed it with Crate Paper All Heart collection.

The photos of my daughter were too cute and just went well with the large title.

I added a few clusters around the pictures with a mix of chipboard pieces, stickers and ephemera. 

I added a subtitle on the right photo with some alpha stickers.

I love the end result, such a fun girly page! 
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Love This | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  Marsha here sharing a layout in my life crafted album.  For my final project for The Cut Shoppe, I chose to create a spread using one of my favorite cut files- the Love Rules cut file.

Here's a look at the layout and cut file:

To begin the spread, I cut out the heart TN portion of the cut file using white cardstock.  I adhered it to a patterned paper sized to fit in the album.  Next, I did some machine stitching around the edges of the cut file.  I added my photo and used some wood veneer hearts as embellishment, adding them to the hearts that were cut out in the cut file.  I also added a rainbow sticker and wood veneer heart to frame the photo.

For the other side of the layout, I adhered a strip of the same patterned paper to the left side of the page and did more machine stitching around the edges.  I layered some tags and a label and created my title using a puffy word sticker and stamping.  To complete the page, I added my journaling in strips below the title and added a few more wood veneer hearts.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have enjoyed my time here, sharing projects using the awesome cut files from The Cut Shoppe store!


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Tarrah McLean

Hi friends,

It's Tarrah back with you and today it is sadly my last post and share with you as part of The Cut Shoppe design team. :( It has been an absolute blast being on this team and using Ashley's cut files! Thank you so much for having me Ashley!

So now to my layout! I decided for my last layout that I would create something bright and fun to hopefully cheer people up with all the uncertainty and difficult times you may be going through. 

I used the Over the Rainbow cut file and cut each individual piece of the rainbow using different coloured cardstocks. 

Over the Rainbow

Once I had the cut file pieces all stuck down in rainbow order, it was time to add my photo and embellish! The photo is of my gorgeous niece in a pretty rainbow dress and handbag that matched! Perfect photo for this layout! I added a rainbow paper underneath the photo and placed it slightly to the right of the centre of the rainbow. To balance all the colour at the top of the rainbow, I decided to add a rainbow strip of paper down the very bottom of the page. I love how that looks!

With embellishing, I tried to embellish tone on tone where I could. The flair button was perfect in the centre of the rainbow on the blue piece as it had the same blue background. I added some pink enamel hearts in some of the heart cut outs of the cut file. I also added some phrase stickers that suited the page also. 

The white fluffy hearts are a fabric embellishment made by a lady in Australia. I added a small gold heart sticker to each cloud. On the yellow piece of the cut file, I added some yellow glitter chipboard thickers from my stash and that became the beginning of the title of the page. On the right of the photo, I punched out a heart from red cardstock and layered a gold sticker heart over the top of that one too.

Thank you so much for your support using The Cut Shoppe cut files on the design team. I do hope that you all continue to support Ashley and The Cut Shoppe by purchasing her amazing cut files!

Happy creating, stay healthy and look after each other!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Wizarding World / Kim Jeffress

Over the Christmas holidays my boys became obsessed with all things Harry Potter. In January we visited an open air movie theatre with a showing of a Harry Potter movie. When I saw the
 Wizarding World cut file in the Cut Shoppe shop  I was so excited to get this memory recorded in my Heidi Swapp notebook.

I choose the glasses and boy who lived cut files and cut them on some white cardstock.

I then adhered the cut files to my background paper. I adhered my glasses cut file to the top of my page, trimming the top of the glasses for a fun effect. 

 For any Harry Potter loving family the Wizarding World cut file set is the perfect one for you! 

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Today is the last NEW Cut File release from The Cut Shoppe.  If you missed the announcement earlier this month, you can find it HERE.  I have loved creating so many designs and seeing them on your projects over the past 6 years.  I hope you will visit the store and pick up some of your favorites from this new release.

There is also a FREE Cut File available in the store.  You can find Stay Home in the Free Designs section of the store.  I'm sure you have a lot of stories to tell about what is happening in your home and with your family during the Covid-19 outbreak.  I hope you can use this cut file to help tell those stories.


Thank you again for all of your support since The Cut Shoppe opened in 2014!  I couldn't have done it without so many amazing customers and designers!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Happy spring layout - Lisa Fonseca

Hey friends, 

it's Lisa on the blog and today I'm sharing my last layout for TheCutShoppe.

The cutfile I'm using is called Happy spring, you can find it by clicking on this link. :)

For this layout, I wanted to use very bright spring colors, so I chose pink, yellow and mint. I went through my paper scrap stash and chose all the ones that I thought would look good together, then I traced all the letters on the mint and pink papers and cut them out. 

For my background, I created three stripes of color, using acylics, on a white cardstock sheet. Then I adhered my letters to the mint and pink sections. I wasn't careful with the placement of the letters, I wanted them to be a bit crooked, so that when I placed the cutfile on top, they would't match perfectly. If you have been following me for a while, I'm sure you know that I like doing this. I like when the letters peek out from the sides.

The yellow section was still empty at this point. I wanted to place my photo there but I also needed something else to fill up more space. So I went back to my cutfiles and used one of the flowers from the Spring Flowers cutfile. I backed it, as well as my photo, with a yellow patterned paper. I thought it would be cool if the flower had a stem going down to the green section. So I cretated a stem with leaves and a cute little knot. 

I went through my stash and chose a lot of cute little details to add. Stickers, ephemera pieces... I added them all to the corresponding section. To finish I splattered some paint. 
I hope you like how it turned out. 

I want to thank Ashley Horton again for giving me the chance to work with her great cutfiles. Audrey, I wish you all the best for your future projects. :) 

Don't forget that you can still purchase cutfiles on the CutShoppe website!!! :) 

Thank you for the support and nice comments on Instagram.

See you,


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Easter Cards | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

Mandy back again today to share a couple of Easter cards that I made using some new designs from The Cut Shoppe. There are quite a few Easter themed cut files in the shop if you're looking for some to use on your projects, and Ashley has recently added two more, which are the ones that I've used on my cards today.

Here's a look at the Risen cut file that I used on my first card:


I started by resizing the cut file to fit on my card and cutting it on white cardstock. I then backed the cut file with some Felicity Jane patterned papers from the Sophie kit from a few years back. (Creating cards is a great way of using up those scraps that you've been hoarding!). Before adhering the cut file, I added a piece of light wood grain patterned paper to the front of the card, as well as a couple of scallops that I fussy cut out of one of the papers.

As you can see, I adhered the cut file using foam tape, which gave it some nice dimension. To finish the card off, I used some FJ alphabet stickers to add the 'He is' above the 'Risen', and I tucked a fussy cut flower under the bottom edge of the cut file.

For my next card I used the Easter Basket cut file:

Easter Basket

Again, I resized the cut file to fit the card and cut it out of white cardstock. I used patterned papers from the same collection to back the cut file, and this time I added a pink grid patterned paper to the front of the card to help the cut file to really pop.

I once again adhered the cut file using foam tape for added dimension, and I also tucked some leaves and florals in around the cut file to add some more detail. Lastly, I added the word 'easter' above the basket, curving it around the handle of the basket.

I hope that You enjoyed taking a look at my cards, and that you've been inspired to use these beautiful Easter themed cut files on your projects as well!

As this will be my last blog post as part the design team for The Cut Shoppe, I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to Ashley for having me as part of her team, (twice over the years!). I've loved creating with her awesome cut files, and will continue to do so. I also want to wish Ashley all the very best as she closes this chapter, and moves onto new things. I know that we have all appreciated the time and effort that she has put into designing cut files for The Cut Shoppe over the past 6 years!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Bloom and Grow | Kylie Kingham.

Hello friends! It is Kylie with you all on the blog today with a new layout to share.For this page I have worked with the 'Roses are Red' cut file which is available now on the WEBSITE.

I really wanted to incorporate lots of colour into my design and have used the 'Hip Hop Hooray' collection by Simple Stories. I have layered several designs of paper together to form a framed background. 

My cut file was backed with the same coloured paper to keep things simple.I selected a contrasting paper for the centre of my cut file which was adhered flat to the background. Once my cut file was backed I used foam tape to adhere it over the top so that it gave the appearance of being a frame.Next I began layering various die cuts around the flower wreath, making sure to keep an even balance.

My photo was only printed quite small so that it fitted nicely to my wreath.To finish, more die cuts and stickers were added around my photo for a neat, balanced finish.The cut file has certainly added a lovely 'Spring' theme to my completed design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to check this cut file as well as many more via The Cut Shoppe WEBSITE.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Off grid | Vânia Fonseca

Hello crafty friends! Today i´m sharing a TN page in my album using the Off Grid cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

It´s a really simple page to document my father´s birthday, i´ve started by cutting the file in white cardstock, and choose a plain yellow cardstock as a background.

Add my tittle on the top of the grid, using one of the ephemera pieces from the My Favorite Story collection by Pinkfresh Studio and a puffy alpha.

Use the mini alpha punch board from We R Memory keppers to create the age and put the numbers on the bottom right side of the page. And decorate the page using some stickers and ephemera.

And that´s all for today! Thank you so much for passing by, don´t forget to take a look at all the cut files available on The Cut Shoppe.