Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A layout with the Flower Delivery cut file

Hello, crafty friends. It's Eunyoung. Today I'll share a layout with a watercolored Flower Delivery cut file. 
 

 


1. Arrange the cutfiles as I want image using Silhouette Cameo.
2. Cut the image with a white cardstock.
3. Do machine stitching on the cut file image.
4. Paint the cut file image with watercolor.
5. Arrange the cut file image, a photo and a title on a white cardstock.
6. Embellish with chipboard stickers.
7. Add message stickers under the photo.
8. Splatter a blackcolor mist.
9. Layer the patterned paper on the backside a white cardstock. 
 


I hope you'll enjoy this and thank you!!
 
 
 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hello Snow!


 Hello everyone!

Nathalie here with a new project all about winter.   We are still amazed that Toronto got so much snow at once in the first week of December. We all love the fluffy white stuff, but nobody loves it as much as my baby (our Boston Terrier -Poochie-).  So i set out to document his glee using the Frosty Flakes, and the Wintry Mix cut files.






The Frosty Flakes cut file was perfect to create a background for the layout.  Since the layout's mat is patterned paper (not my usual white card stock),  i cut the background on white card stock, and backed the center of each snowflake with vellum.






For the title, one of the images from the Wintry Mix cut file, "Hello Snow", was cut on white cardstock.  I simply used my Cameo to perforate the edges of the image, and added an offset to the image (that gives that little white space around the image).  A little bit of metallic watercolor, and hand stitching complete the title.







Here are  few more close ups of the layout:







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Thanks for visiting today!





Sunday, January 15, 2017

You and me.

Hello everyone. Enza here to share a new layout featuring the Flower Delivery cut file.

The picture I chose for this layout is very close to my heart. My mom and I don’t have many photos where it is just the two of us. I love her smile and positive attitude. Despite her aches and pains, she is always in a good mood, funny and happy. I couldn’t wait to scrap this picture!


 

I used the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Kit. The watercolor papers were perfect for what I had in mind. The flowers in this cut file set are versatile and unique. One in particular drew my attention. My initial idea was to enlarge the image as much as I could to fit on a 12x12 piece of cardstock. As it often happens though, I changed my mind and decided to cut three images of the same flower in different sizes. I also knew I wanted to do some stitching, so before  sending the flowers to cut I offset the image and selected the perforated option for the inside lines.



Once all the flowers were stitched and placed where I wanted them on the cardstock, I glued down the negative portions of the petals and raised the flowers by using foam dots. I love the added dimension that gives to the layout.


I finished the page with wooden butterflies and buttons, as well as other embellishments from the collection and paint splatters.

I love how this layout turned out. You can find this and many more amazing cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter Memories

Hey crafty friends!! Kelly here to share a new winter themed layout using the Zig-Zagged Background Cut File & Snow Day Background Cut File from The Cut Shoppe.


I wanted to create a layout using a few papers from the Simple Stories Snow Fun Collection that came in a warehouse box that I purchased last year. I didn't have any of the matching ephemera and didn't have a lot in my stash that coordinated with the colors in this collection. So I needed to find a way to create my own ephemera using just the few pattern papers that I had from this collection.


I used the Snow Day Cut File to cut multiple sized snowflakes on silver glitter cardstock. If you are a Cricut Explore user (like me) then you can use a custom setting with your machine to get clean, smooth cuts on thicker cardstock like the glitter paper I used. You can find more info on this setting in my process video posted below.


I wanted to add another layer and pop of color behind the vertical strips of paper so I used the Zig-Zagged Cut File to cut a couple chevrons. Cut files are intended to be used in a variety of ways and here is a perfect example of how background cut files can be used as more than just a background! I also LOVE that I can use cut files to create my own embellishments to help make a layout feel complete.




I've put together a YouTube process video that shows how this layout came together. It also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!



Thanks so much for joining me today! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe and check out the all the cut files!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Colors

Hello there scrappy friends,

Zsoka back with you today with a new layout. I started out by selecting a collection I wanted to work with. This is one of the last Basic Grey collections that came out earlier this year. I'm yet to use the last BG collections, I haven't had a chance yet.

Then I looked at the cut files and for some reason this one jumped out at me. I haven't used it yet! 


I multiplied the heart cut file and arranged them in a curved way, then welded them. I backed the hearts with differemt patterned papers. I wanted to only have patterned paper on the left side of my layout, so I adhered my cut file to it and cut off the right side. Then I adhered this piece to a white card stock.


I wanted to bring in more yellow, so I painted around my cut file. I also added a lot of tiny yellow splatters to create a sort of bridge between yellow and white if that makes sense.


I added a few enamel dots from the collection and I selected some wood veneers too from my stash because I barely have any embellies from this collection.




To finish off my layout I added a couple of stickers, labels and my title, wrote my journaling and stamped my date.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have an awesome day! X



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hello Snow

Hello there! It snowed here recently, and I was so excited to get a few snow pictures to scrap. It doesn't snow often where I live, and I was dying to use the Wintry Mix cut file! It was perfect timing.



I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the Snow & Cocoa collection! I pulled out some of my favorite colors from the patterned paper and used the packaging technique to create a mixed media background. Next, I cut out snowflakes from a 6"x6" paper pad using the snowflake in the "Hello Snow" image. I wanted the title to POP, so I used the offset tool and cut it from two contrasting patterns. I added gems on the little circles of the main snowflake for extra sparkle. I haven't used gems in quite some time, so it was great to use my stash! I added the title in the middle of the page, and a photo on each side of it. Next, I added the cut snowflakes throughout the page, as well as some snowflake embellishments. I finished with a wood veneer word I painted with acrylic paint for a color blocked look!


I hope you enjoyed my layout! Thank you for joining me today, be sure to check out the Wintry Mix cut file in the shop!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

He Loves Pikachu!!

Hi everyone!! It's Monique here and I'm so happy to be on the TCS blog again! For today's post I wanted to scrap some Christmas photos, but didn't feel like using Christmas papers anymore. So I thought if I used a Christmas cut file it would be "Christmassy" enough and it would be okay to use a non-Christmas collection to scrap these photos of my youngest son in his brand new Pikachu suit which he got from Santa:


I used the Tree Farm cut file and cut & used all four Christmas trees on my page: 


I used the awesome Out Of Line Alpha cut file to cut the word "Pikachu". I soooo love this cut file!


Because of the yellow Pikachu suit I looked for a scrapbook collection with at least one yellow paper in it and found the Rise & Shine collection from Amy Tangerine in my stash. I cut the title from that one yellow sheet of paper and the rest of the layout was built around it. 


I wanted colorful Christmas trees, not classic green ones and thought this striped paper was just perfect. I divided the trees horizontally over my page: one on the left, one the right and two in the middle of my layout.



I added lots of bits and pieces from the Rise & Shine collection and lots of random machine stitching. With some silver & yellow drops of Mister Huey's color mist I considered my page done! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store for many more fabulous cut files!! 

Wishing you a great day!!
xx Monique