Monday, September 18, 2017

The Cut Shoppe DESIGN TEAM!

Hi there!  TCS is back with a talented new Design Team!  Please say "hello" to our new Designers, that will bring you amazing inspiration from October 2017-March 2018!

You can follow their personal Blogs for more inspiration and to find all of their other social media links.

Watch this space for some gorgeous projects and NEW Cut Files, beginning in October!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Cut Files | At the Silos

Things may have changed around here, but cut files will still be coming your way here and there!  Today, I have four new designs that have been added to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!  We recently visited The Silos in Waco, TX, and I had a photo that I couldn't wait to get on a layout.  Actually, it inspired the Wonky Windmill cut file that I used on the layout.

I thought the Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes would be perfect for a layout about The Silos.  It definitely has that shabby, farmhouse feel.  I cut the Wonky Windmill to fit the 12x11 background paper...but I actually used one of the Oasis papers for the windmill.  I love how the Crate Paper collections coordinate so well together.  Then I backed the open sections of the windmill with patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad and machine stitched around the cut file.

I used pop dots to adhere the Wonky Windmill to the background paper, so I could create dimension behind the cut file.  I clustered all of my embellishments around the photo on the layout.  I love the contrast of the black & white from the photo, with the soft colors of the Chasing Dreams collection.  I also wanted that contrast for the title, so I cut my letters from Black cardstock on the Cameo.   

You could use this cut file in so many other ways, and I hope you've been inspired today to use it on one of your upcoming layouts!  There are also 3 other new designs that you can find in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, so make sure you stop by to check them out.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Happy 4th of July weekend!!  We're celebrating with an awesome sale just for you!  Save 50% off of your purchase in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store today through July 4th, with the code HAPPY4TH.  Have fun shopping and have a fun, safe holiday!


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Cut Shoppe Favorites-Candace Perkins

Thanks for stopping by today!  Candace here, and today I wanted to share a few of my favorite layouts I created while on the design team.  I have loved my time spent with Ashely on TCS team.  There really is not a better place to get the most creative and fun files!  I will be forever grateful to Ashely for the time spent with her and all I learned being a part of the team!

Now for the layouts!

File used: All tied up

File Used: XOXO 

File Used: Page Turner

File Used: Moving on Up

File used: Wreathed in Love

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for your support to this and previous design teams!  The Cut Shoppe is successful because of you and this incredibly supportive, creative community.  Thank you!
All the best!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

My All Time Favorite Cut Shoppe Layouts | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here and today I would like to share with you my favorite projects created for The Cut Shoppe blog. I've been on Ashley's design team for almost two years, and have enjoyed every minute! Let's get started!
There are some amazing alphas and phrase cut files in the Cut Shoppe, and I love using them to create a great title-

 Here are some favorites-

I love getting my mixed media on with my cut files! Cutting pretty designs from white cardstock is such an easy way of using color and having fun with great results.

Here are some great options for cut files that work well with mixed media-

I loved being on The Cut Shoppe team and will continue using these awesome cut files. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Make the Days Count

Hello friends! Enza here and today I am sharing my last layout for The Cut Shoppe. I can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed being on the Design Team. What a wonderful year! Thank you so much, Ashley, for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I have loved creating with your cut files and will keep using them on my projects.      

Today's layout features the Piece of My Heart cut file. 

I started by adding some stitching to a few areas of the cut file. Some string art here, some backstitch there. I used colors that matched the ones in the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection.

To make the cut file stand out more, I offset the image and cut it out of white cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhere it down, just to give it more dimension.

I did not have any embellishments for this collection, so I just fussy cut as many images as I could out of several patterned papers. Lots of rose gold flowers and leaves, as well as some colorful cameras and a few sentiments.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!