Saturday, February 29, 2020

Soak Up The Sun | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new Summery layout using one of the cut files from the Full Circle set!

Full Circle

I cut the cut file design from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind each of the triangle spaces making sure that each colour was opposite to the other one.   

I used up some older Bella Blvd papers and embellishments to create my layout. I love the bright colours and Summery feel this layout has. The pie-chart design is perfect to use up scraps of paper that you don't have many of! I embellished with a tone on tone look, trying to use embellishments in the same colours as the papers. 

I placed my photo right in the middle of the circle that I was able to balance the title on each side of the photo. I used craft foam under my photo to create height and dimension. I like how this allowed me to tuck embellishments into the sides of the photo like the blue fabric star from my stash!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for all the amazing cut file designs that enhance any themed project!

Happy creating!

Thursday, February 27, 2020


We're getting close to wrapping up February, but we've got one last set of NEW Cut Files before this month ends!  You can find these new Cut Files under the New Designs section in The Cut Shoppe store.

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 26, 2020

Wanna Build a Snowman-with Joanna

Hi friends, Joanna Bandelin here sharing a fun winter page. I used the Winter Weather cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

I love the Snow man tag from the cut file set, it was my main inspiration. I cut it out really big so it became my title also.

I used the Snowflake collection by Crate Paper and cut out some snowflakes from pattern paper. I created a 3 different clusters around the page.

I added lots of chipboard stickers and embellishments. To finish off, I added some journaling with my typewriter and stamped the date.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Lovely Day layout - Lisa Fonseca

Hey scrappy people,

it's Lisa and today I'm sharing a new layout, using the SQUARE OFF cutfile.

You can find the cutfile on the CUTSHOPPE website. 

When you look at the cutfile as is, you see this regular square pattern. When I looked at it a bit longer though, I could make out a heart in the middle, by filling only some of the squares. In fact, the very cool thing about this cutfile, is that you can fill any squares and make it look different every time. So there are many possibilities with this cutfile. 

To fill the squares, I wanted to use only reds, pinks, oranges and purples. The little 2x2 paper pads from Pink Paislee, are exactly the same size as were the squares of my cutfile. That was awesome. :) So I went through all of the Paige Evans collections and got out all of my swatch books. I chose all the ones that were in the colors that I needed. 

I backed all of the squares to create the heart shape and backed the rest of the squares with vellum (which you can't really see on the pictures...). Then I adhered the whole thing to a mint sheet of cardstock and started machine-stitching. I used a regular stitch on the borders and a zig-zag stitched all around the heart.

Then I created a frame for my layout, using a pink patterned paper from my stash.

To embellish, I didn't really had somethi ng specific in mind. So I went through a of things from my stash and chose a cardboard llama from Crate Paper, some fussy-cut flowers from Dear Lizzy, some cardboard words and arrows from My Mind's Eye (I think...;) and some other little bits. I matted my photo on some patterned paper and adhered it to the layout, using foam.

Then I added my chosen embellishments in a way that I liked and looked balanced to me. I also added some tangled thread to give the whole thing more detail and interest. 

To finish, I added some white splatters of paint.

I really hope you like it and are inspired to use that cutfile too. 

See you soon, 


Monday, February 24, 2020

best day of school - Kim Jeffress

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be back on the Cut Shoppe blog today. I want to share my newest project with you using the "You've Been Schooled" cut file!

I have been working away in my Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook with the theme all about me! As a teacher I wanted to record that part about me so I went searching in the Cut Shoppe store for a school themed file. I came across the First Day Of School cut file in the You've Been Schooled set and new I could work with it.

I cut the file onto some white cardstock and then trimmed off the top word "First"since it was not needed on my page. I then adhered it to my pattern paper and added some texture by adding some back and forth stitching on the word school.

I finished off my page by layering over some letter stickers and ephemera to add a fun look. I love how the bright pops of color contrast against the white.
Thanks for joining me here today. Till next time...

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Curl up with a Good Book | Mandy Melville

Hey friends!

Mandy here with you today to share a layout that I created using the Good Book cut file from The Cut Shoppe. My eldest daughter Abi is an avid reader, so this was the perfect cut file to use to document a photo I snapped of her recently while she was reading.

The Good Book cut file:

Good Book

I started by cutting the cut file out of white cardstock, and then backing it with patterned papers from the Felicity Jane Shay collection. I don't often use coloured patterned papers for my background, but I decided to use one this time, to help the cut file to really stand out against the background, and I like the subtle tone-on-tone stripes on this patterned paper. I backed the cut with craft foam before adhering it to the background to give it some extra dimension.

I added a couple of layers behind my photo using a 3x4 journaling card and a tag, and then adhered it over on the right hand side of the page. I fussy cut some pretty florals to embellish around the photo, and I also added a sub-title across the bottom of the photo using a die cut word from the Shay collection, and a little puffy word sticker.

To balance out the photo cluster over on the right hand side of the layout, I created a second cluster to the left of the cut file. I repeated elements in this cluster that I'd used in the main one including another fussy cut floral cluster and another little puffy word sticker. I also added a label here to record the book that my daughter was currently reading when I took the photo.

I finished the layout off with some typed journaling and a couple of chipboard asterisks.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Boys Rule | Kylie Kingham.

Hello everyone. It's Kylie here, back with a new layout to share with you all. I've been having lots of fun with one of the newest cut files to be added to The Cut Shoppe's website ,which was the 'Love Always' cut file. 

I've kept the overall theme of my layout masculine using some of my most favourite colour combinations to back the cut file. I backed each small heart separately which took some time to do so but I was very happy with how it looked once completed. It was adhered to my background page with foam tape, so that it sat up a little which helps give the appearance of depth and dimension within your layout.

Only a small amount of embellishments were added to support my photo which was adhered to the lower portion of my layout.

Once completed and I was happy with the finished balance and result, I added a fine hand drawn border around the outer edge. This was done with a fine tip black marker.

Thanks for taking a look at my layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own creating. Until next time,

Friday, February 21, 2020

Happy Love Day | Marsha Farris

Hey friends!  It's Marsha back again today sharing a layout in my traveler's notebook album.  I couldn't resist creating one more Valentine's Day project before the month was over!  I used the fun Love Rules cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's a look at the layout:

Here's the cut file:

For my spread today, I am documenting a photo of my youngest son with his Valentine treat bags for school.  He loved making goodies for his friends and teachers!

To begin my layout, I printed out the cut file using white cardstock and backed it with a plaid patterned paper from my stash.  I love using the TN sized cut files, because they don't require much embellishment but look awesome on a page!  I stamped the word "happy" using a stamp set from Elle's Studio and black ink.  To complete the title, I used puffy letter stickers to spell out "day" and stamped the date using a roller date stamp.  To complete this page, I added a puffy heart sticker to the heart portion of the cut file.

For the other side of the layout, I used a grid paper as the base.  I added my photo and used a variety of ephemera pieces to create a grid on the page, overlapping the photo with some of them.

Next, I added more stamping using two stamp sets from Elle's Studio.  To finish off the page, I added some staples and faux stitching to a couple of spots on the layout.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to use one of the awesome Traveler's Notebook cut files from The Cut Shoppe on your next project!


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Espresso Yourself | Vânia Fonseca

Hello crafty friends! 
Vânia here and today i´m sharing a 12x12 page that i made using the Espresso Yourself cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

I love coffe, and i couldn´t start my day without my expresso. So i made this layout to document my love for this small cup of coffee. 

I´m using a couple of different Maggie Holmes collections some bits and pieces from Heritage and some from Willow Lane.

I´ve start by cutting the file using white cardstock, then chose different patterned papers to back the cut file. I put my photo inside the letter O and create a little embellishment cluster around it. 

Also grab a couple of different stamp sets from my stash, coffe themed, and stamped a couple of phrases and fake coffee splatters in some of the letters.

To Finish the page i add a couple of stickers and some ink splatters to my page.
Thank you so much for passing by, see you soon!

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.