Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Start Here Project Life | Kelly Janes

2020 is a new year and I was reevaluating how I want to scrapbook this year. I've decided to make a transition into Project Life. I thought a great place to start my 2020 album was with the Start Here Cut File.

I sized the Start Here Cut File in Cricut Design Space to fit on a 4x6 card. I backed the cut file with a light pink patterned paper and adhered the cut file to a 4x6 piece of patterned paper. I added this card to the top left corner of my spread. I love that the "R" in the cut file is an arrow. It's automatically moves your eye down to the rest of the spread. Once that card was finished I was ready to move onto the rest.

I used multiple photos in my spread along with multiple cards from the Citrus Twist January Kit. I love that I can add puffy stickers and layers onto my cards/photos! I'm really happy with how this spread came together...especially since this is my first Project Life layout EVER!

Don't forget to head to The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the available products! I can honestly tell you that these products can be used on any project! I've used cut files for cards, 12x12 layouts, in my planner, and now Project Life! So fun!!! If you want to read more on my thoughts of why I made this change then you can head to my blog to read more about this change.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Playing Ball with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my Life Crafted album.  Here's a look at my completed layout:

I started this layout by typing up a story about my dog Folsom.  After typing it, there was a small space at the bottom where I knew I could put some embellishing. 

Since the story is about Folsom's love of playing fetch, I decided to punch green circles (like tennis balls) and then I used the All Caps Alpha to cut out the word "ball" in pink patterned paper.  I adhered these letters using foam adhesive. 

On the reverse page, I printed a great picture of Folsom running with his tennis ball.  I used a frame from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection  to frame the photo, then added a pink tiny word sticker to carry some of the pink over the the right side. 

I wanted to continue the idea of the green tennis balls, so I punched a fifth circle out and built up an embellishment cluster over top.  Then using some embroidery thread, I hand stitched a "bounce line" leading to the ball. 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Monday, February 17, 2020

Be Mine | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly back today with a new 12x12 Valentine themed layout. It's been awhile since I've created a 12x12 layout because I've been loving creating in my planner for the past 6 months or so. But I loved this photo of my husband so much that I wanted to highlight it on a larger scale.

I started in Cricut Design Space by "slicing" apart the FREEBIE FRIYAY Listen to Your Heart Cut File. I used a very vibrant patterned paper for my background, so I backed each row of hearts with vellum to help the hearts stand out from the background.

I tucked my photo under one of the rows of hearts for additional interest, and I then added a few clusterings of embellishments to help your eye dance around the layout. This layout was very simple, but I the cut file, vellum and different types of embellishments (puffy embellishments, die cuts, stitching, etc) adds so much interest to the layout!

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Store to check out all of the different cut files, classes and digital products!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

My Boy | Mandy Melville

Hello everyone!

Mandy here with you today to share a traveler's notebook layout using the Love Grows Here cut file from The Cut Shoppe! It was perfect for documenting a recent photo of me with my handsome boy!

Here's a look at the cut file.

Love Grows Here

I started by resizing the cut file to fit my traveler's notebook insert. I then cut it out of white cardstock and backed it with patterned papers. I chose to use the Felicity Jane Madison collection for this layout, as I thought the colours would complement the photo nicely.

Once I'd finished backing the cut file I adhered it to the left hand side of my spread, and I scattered some sequins and puffy stickers around it. I also added some typed journaling to this page as well.

Over on the right hand side of the spread I added my photo and title. I kept this page fairly simple so as to keep the focus on the cut file and photo.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today! I'll be back with another project to share with you later this month.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

XOXO | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends,

It's Tarrah back with you and today I have a new love themed layout using the Love Ya cut file.

I cut the cut file design out of white textured cardstock and then backed the shadow parts with black cardstock. I then used a black pen to outline the outer edge and also the shadow pieces.

Love Ya

Going through my stash of bits and pieces of love collections I found I had lots of things with the XOXO on to add to my page. These were mostly from the Hello Love and Main Squeeze collections by Crate Paper. 

I adhered the XOXO to some red cardstock using some craft foam underneath the cut file to give some height and dimension. 

Over the top of the cut file, I layered lots of things like a pocket, some tags, a few stickers and some wood veneer hearts. 

The fabric X and O are from my stash and I layered a heart puffy sticker and a gold glitter sticker. The flair button on the left of my page is also from my stash and it goes perfectly as it is a bicycle with hearts in the top basket!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to create a love themed layout and to check out all the gorgeous cut file designs in the shop!

Happy creating!

Thursday, February 13, 2020


We've got four NEW Cut File designs available in The Cut Shoppe store today!  Stop by to pick up your favorites!  They are great for documenting Valentine's Day or love themed projects!

Don't forget, that we love to see what you're doing with the Cut Files, so make sure you tag us @thecutshoppe on Social Media or use the hashtag #thecutshoppe, when you post.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Be My Valentine | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha here today, and I'm back with another layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the oh so fun Be My Valentine cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's the layout I created:

Here's the Be My Valentine cut file:

For my project today, I used lots of January 2020 release products from Elle's Studio.  To begin the layout, I sized the cut file to fit in my traveler's notebook and cut it out on white cardstock.  I backed the words and heart with different patterned papers.  Next, I adhered the cut file to another patterned paper and added it to the traveler's notebook.  To embellish the page, I added some puffy heart stickers and a die cut heart.

For the other side of the layout, I layered a tag behind my photo.  I stamped a label and sentiment onto some patterned paper, trimmed it out, and added it to the top of the page.  I used some phrase stickers and a leatherette sticker to frame the photo.

I did a bit more stamping at the bottom of the page and added a puffy heart sticker.  To finish off the layout, I added a messy hand-drawn border around the edges of the spread.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out all of the fun new designs at The Cut Shoppe store.  I will see you again soon!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Much Love layout - Lisa Fonseca

Hey friends,

it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing this cute heart layout.

For this layout, I used the MUCH LOVE cutfile. When I saw it, I immediately knew I wanted to use it. :) You can find it on the CUTSHOPPE website.

Much Love

Since it's been a while that I had used the Oh my heart collection by Pink Paislee, I wanted to use it and thought it would be the perfect match for this cutfile. 

This layout went through some stages... haha! First, as you can see inside of the heart between the letters, I used a patterned paper and put gesso in the center of it to brighten it up a bit. I used the blue patterned paper as a frame.

I cut out the cutfile from some white paper and used different patterned papers from the collection for each letter. I adhered the white frame of the cutfile to the background and stitched around the heart a few times in a messy way. I love how that looks.

I then used foam squares to adhere the letters to make them pop and give dimension to the layout. When I was done, I decorated the layout a bit and laid it to the side, thinking I was done. But no... I didn't like it with that background... :) 

So the next day, I took off all of the embellishments and letters, cut out the heart, ripped the background paper off the blue frame and tried something else. I adhered a very light pink cardstock sheet to my blue frame and adhered the heart to it. 

I did the stitching part again and added all of the colorful letters. Then I added the picture that I had matted on some scraps of paper and the flowers that I had fussy cut from different patterned papers. I went trough some embellishments and added some enamel dots, a yellow button and a wood button to the centers of the flowers. I also added a cute cat sticker, some word stickers and as a subtitle, I used some white foam words from an older Amy Tangerine (I think...) collection. 

I added some white splatters all around and scribbly lines around the borders. 
I hope you like how it turned out.

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon!!


Saturday, February 8, 2020

So Rad | Kylie Kingham.

Hello there friends! It is Kylie back with you on the blog today to share a brand new layout I have been working on. My son's albums have been looking a less full to my daughter's lately so I wanted to create a layout for him. Searching through The Cut Shoppe store, I was drawn to the Brick House cut file, and knew it would make a perfect background for a 'grunge' styled layout.

This layout came together particularly fast, thanks to it being so easy to back. I've kept it pretty simple by adding a contrasting border in navy and backing the grunge styled paper with a solid piece of wood grain themed paper. (This paper collection is 'Boys Rule' by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.) For texture, I was going to add a machine stitched border. However in the end I decided to add a free hand drawn border with a black marker. I thought this tied into the grunge styled theme better.

I added my photo to the background with foam tape, so that it sat up a little for dimension. Surrounding my photo I have added some different coloured and styled frames overlapping each other.

To complete my layout I have added some different styled titles again with foam tape, over the top of the frames. I did this in a manner so that it gave a nice balance and so that it was not looking too over crowded. I thought some of the titles best described my boy! 
This has been a cut file that adds a great amount of texture and detail to your layout but hasn't needed a lot of embellishing.It looks great just as it is!

Thanks for stopping by to see my layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own creating.

Friday, February 7, 2020

FREEBIE FRIYAY | Listen to Your Heart

It's February and love is in the air, and we hope you love our February FREEBIE FRIYAY Cut File, Listen to Your Heart!  You can find it in the Free Designs section of The Cut Shoppe store!

We hope you love using the Listen to Your Heart Cut File on your projects!  And don't forget to tag us @thecutshoppe when you're sharing your projects on Instagram!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Winter Wonderland with Joanna

Hi friends, Joanna here today sharing a colorful winter scrapbook page. I used the Winter is Coming cut file from The Cut Shoppe and lots of Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection. 

 I cut the title out nice and big with white cardstock, then backed the entire thing with the blue snowflake pattern paper. I choose the pink background because I wanted lots of contrast with the title.

I fussy cut most of the snowmen and tucked them in where ever they looked good.

I also created the look of hills by free hand cutting the gumdrop paper and layering it.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!