Saturday, February 24, 2018

"Sunshine and Love" with Kira

Hello friends!  It's Kira and I am back with a 12x12 scrapbook layout using the new Folk Art cut file from The Cut Shoppe.


When I first saw the Folk Art cut file I was immediately drawn to the X's and plus sign row.  I am a sucker for plus signs.


I decided to place it in three rows on my projects and sized it to 11.5" wide.  I wanted to play with some watercolors on this layout, so I picked out my papers and a color scheme I thought would work well with my photo. 



Once I decided on yellow, aqua and blue for my colors, I did a light watercolor wash over the cut file while it was still on my cutting mat.  I added some splatters in the same colors over my paint strokes.  After letting it dry, I started to back my cut file.




I wanted lots of dimension on this page, so I backed my entire sheet of cardstock with fun foam.  Then instead of backing my cut file with paper, I adhered the patterned paper on another sheet of paper which I eventually adhered the foam covered paper to.



I love the look of color blocking on a scrapbook page.  So I pulled out all of my yellow, aqua and blue embellishments and started placing them on my page in the appropriate areas.  I even color blocked my title by choosing stickers in yellow and green.





I also added some pops of gold here and there around the page.  And I finished off the layout with some gold Heidi Swapp color shine.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time,


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Valentine Mini

Hey friends! Kelly here with you today to share a new Valentine's Day themed mini album.


I'm not usually into Valentine's Day but this year I was about all things pink and heart shaped. So I thought it would be fun to create a mini album dedicated to all those things! I used my deep cut Cricut blade, a scrap piece of cardboard (the packaging that is included in orders from scrapbook.com), and the XOXO Cut File to create the cover. I used the Melody Ross Chip Art Stamps and acrylic paint to alter the cardboard to give the cover more of a Valentine look.


This mini album was the perfect excuse to use up scraps & embellishments from my stash that I've been hoarding. I also used other cut file images from the XOXO Cut File, A Banner Day Cut File and The All the Things Cut File inside the album. I didn't embellish the album until after I already had it bound, so the challenge was making it fun without making it so thick it wouldn't close. Using the cut files really helped me keep the album from getting too bulky...


...because backing cut files is a great way to add texture without making the album too chunky...


...and there isn't a need to add a lot of embellishing to the pages that have cut files, because they add a lot of visual interest all on their own.



Now you can take a look at my mini album flip through video so you can see the entire album cover to cover.



Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all the cut files and be sure to tag The Cut Shoppe when posting on social media!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Amazing"

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing a new layout with you. I love combining cut files on my pages. Sometimes I weld shapes together, other times I just like to layer them to add dimension and interest. The cut files I used for today's layout are: Happy Hearts, Flower Delivery, and Funky Florals.



I started by duplicating the heart shape three times, and changing the dimensions to obtain different sizes. I then did the same with flowers and leaves. The collection I used is Moostruck by Pink Paislee, one of my absolute favorites. After adhering the hearts onto the background, I played with the embellishments to find the right placement.


I layered several cut files and fussy-cut elements to create three main clusters. I backed some cut files with patterned paper, others with vellum, while I left some other ones as is.


 The photo has journaling cards and tags behind it, as well as die-cuts and puffy stickers on top.



I used one of the die-cuts as my title, and scattered a few butterflies around to fill empty spots and finish the layout.

I love how all the cut files worked seamlessly together and added that dimension I always try to achieve on my layouts. Check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for these and many more amazing designs!

Until next time.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Be original | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It's Anna here with my newest project created with The Cut Shoppe lovely designs. As usually, I have a layout for you with funny picture of my little clown Maja.


I used very fun "Space cadet" cut file. It looks like a more boyish project but it also reminds me of a circus theme. That's why I decided to use it. 


I backed the stars with patter papers. I also added a little pieces of vellum between the circles. It all makes the cut file stand out from the graphic, black and white background.


I didn't want to cover too much of my cut out so I just added some smaller embellishments here and there. I also added a title "be original" cut from the other cut file called "Girl stuff".

Those are the files I used to make this page:



That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in March.

XO Ania


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ohana Means Family with Jennifer

Hello, 

this is Jennifer with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team! This time I created a really colorful and fun layout with Mixed Media elements. 


For this layout I used the super cute flowers from the Folk Art cutfile and cut them from white cardstock. 


I then used a few of my shimmer mists and a piece of plastic packaging to bring some colors to those flowers. A few sprinkles here and there added a finishing touch. Because I didn't use a lot of water the cardstock didn't warp much. I curled the leaves of the flowers up myself for a bit of dimension.


I added a bit more color to my background by using a flowery stencil and some mint colored acrylic paint. The stencil matched the flowers from the cutfile perfectly so I was pretty happy with the end result. 


I used a black and white picture from an outing with friends und added lots and lots of colorful layers, that super fun pompom frame and few chipboard stickers. My title I pieced together from several different alpha and phrase sticker sets. 


That's it for today - thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

xoxo

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Friday, February 16, 2018

DESIGN TEAM CALL!!


The Cut Shoppe is having a Design Team call for our April-September term!  We love working with designers, who love to incorporate cut files into their work!  The call is open to U.S. and international designers.  


Requirements:

Knowledge of electronic die cut machines and the ability to work with PNG/DXF files

Create 2 projects per month - layouts, cards, Traveler's Notebooks, projects are all welcome

Post on The Cut Shoppe Blog 

Share your projects on Social Media

Clear/sharp photos of your projects

To apply:  

Send the following to ashleyhorton010675@gmail.com:

2-3 photos of your work

Links to where you share your work - e.g. Instagram, Blog, Gallery

Designers will receive all of the cut files created during your term and access to previous designs. 

Your projects will be promoted on all of The Cut Shoppe Social Media channels.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 2nd.  Those chosen for the Team, will be notified by Monday, March 5th.

Good luck!  We are looking forward to seeing your applications!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Cut Files | Wild Heart

I love creating unique titles for my layouts...I always feel like it's a substitute for the fact, that I don't use journaling on my layouts.  So I'm happy anytime I have a new font or phrase cut file to work with.  For today's layout, I used the new Trendy Typography cut file set.  It has several phrases to choose from and any of them would look great on your projects!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/580092978/the-trendy-typography-cut-file-includes?ref=shop_home_feat_3


I paired the "Wild Heart" title with the new Pick Me Up collection by Paige Evans from Pink Paislee.  The idea popped in my head to fussy cut the frame paper and use a frame for each letter of the title.  I staggered the frames on the layout, by adding pop dots to the back of some and adhering the others straight to the background paper.  I really like the dimension it adds to the title.  I cut the "Wild Heart" phrase from papers in the 6x6 paper pad and placed them on each frame.




Once I had the title completed, I placed my photo at the bottom of the page and added two more frames, one above the title and one below.  Then I started working in embellishments from the collection.  I used some throughout the title and on the extra frames.  And I always love to layer some type of embellishment over the white space in my photos.


I loved all of the pops of color from the collection over the White card stock background, but wanted to add one more touch of color around the layout.  I cut a scalloped frame from the striped 12x12 paper and then stitched around it for extra texture on the layout.

Head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to pick up the Trendy Typography cut file, as well as the three other new sets that are available!  And make sure you tag us on Social Media anytime you use our cut files on your projects!

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