Saturday, March 24, 2018

"Grow Love" with Kira

Hey everyone!  It's Kira and I am back with a 12x12 scrapbook layout to share with you!  Are there any collections out there that you're loving at the moment?  One of my favorites is the new Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.  All those florals, am I right?! 

For this layout, I combined two cut files.  I started with Spiral Scallop from The Cut Shoppe, erasing the two inner scallops.  Then I added Geo Globe, sized it to fit inside the smaller scallop and welded them together in design space. 

To easily back the Geo Globe/Spiral Scallop, I sized a circle to fit and cut the circle out on this gorgeous floral paper. 

I adhered down the larger scallop circle to my background paper, then stitched around the edge with some white thread. 

I stitched down all the lines of the Geo Globe along with the edge of the spiral circle before bumping it up with some craft foam. 

I embellished my page with bits and pieces from the Flourish collection, including die cuts, stickers and those awesome gold leafs. I bumped a lot of the embellishments up on foam, creating a ton of dimension on this page. 

I finished it off with my date stamp and some gold splatters. 

Until next time,

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Framing It! | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie here! I had a bit of a tidy-up in my craft room last week, and as I was sorting through some of my paper stash I realised I had a lot of woodgrain patterned papers, like... a lot! I knew I loved woodgrain papers, but I didn't quite realise how much - haha! So I set them aside to use on my next TCS project.

I've had this gallery wall layout idea in my mind for quite a while, but have never gotten around to making it for one reason or another. But with my pile of newly-found woodgrain patterned papers and the Gallery Wall and Picture Perfect cut file sets, I finally got around to making this page! 

I started by arranging the frames in my Silhouette software to plan the design I wanted for my page. This streamlined my whole process, because I could cut the frames out in one go, rather than "winging it" and being left with frames that aren't sized correctly and wasting my beloved woodgrain patterns!

Before I backed each frame I realised that I wanted some white borders on he inside of the frames as this helped all of the patterns stand out. You could do this on your cutting machine, but I traced the outline of the frame and cut them with some scissors, which wasn't too difficult to do.

This design is a great way to show off lots of your favourite designs and colours of patterned papers, in a very neat and tidy way! 

And since this was the first layout I made with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, I was like a kid in a candy store and wanted to use everything, so this design was perfect to use a lot of patterns in one go!

There really wasn't much more to add to this page because the beautiful cut files made this page come together so effortlessly. But I popped each frame up onto some foam and used a white brick patterned paper as my background (also from the Flourish collection).

I love the combination of the brick and woodgrain frames, as it adds a lot of texture and kind of creates a realistic look!

This page turned out so much better than I thought it could and I really love it! So much so that this gallery wall layout is currently hanging on the gallery wall in my craft room... so meta! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, I hope your inspired to use some of the frame cut files available in the store!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Spring" Layout with Enza

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it pairs really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bee happy | Anna Komenda

Hello The Cut Shoppe fans. It's Anna here with my last post for this fantastic team. I won't be publishing on TCS blog anymore but I will not stop using those cut files for sure. I am a fan of Ashley's designs for years and I always find them inspiring. So it's not a good bye for me. For my last inspiration I created this juicy, spring page with a lot of flowers.

I used "The flower power" background cut file to create this mixed media and artsy look.

I colored the white watercolor paper sheet with Distress Oxide inks to get fresh background for my cut out. I also colored the cut out itself.

I used a picture of bee that I snapped year ago. It was such a great, spring day with everything blooming around. Insects were working like crazy flying from flower to flower. Just a perfect world.

If you want to learn how to make similar page, I have a video tutorial for you. 

Thank you for stopping by and for all those lovely comments during my term. Hope to meet with you somewhere on-line.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Layout by Jill

Hi Everyone!  I'm back with a new page featuring the Celebrate Easter cut file that just landed in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store a few days ago.  I made the cut file REALLY BIG to create a giant title on my layout.

I started by getting the word Easter sized to my liking, cut it once out of a white and gray patterned paper, then removed all the inner cut lines and cut it again to back the file just right.

Whenever I use over-sized cuts like this one, I tend to hold back on using a ton of embellishments.  I don't want to overwhelm the eye with too many embellishments and patterns, so I embellished around my photo and then added puffy stickers and die cuts in just a few spots on the page.

I just love a pretty, pastel Easter page!

Thanks for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Cut Files | Easter Memories

Spring is springing, and we've got some awesome new cut files that will add a spring to your step!  If it's not feeling like spring where you live, I'm sure you're like me and have photos from last year that still need to be documented.  I decided to go with an Easter photo and the new Celebrate Easter cut file on my layout.

I cut the Easter title from White card stock and backed each of the letters with a different patterned paper from the 6x6 Flourish paper pad.  For my background paper, I used a subtle pattern from the Flourish collection, that wouldn't overwhelm the papers I used behind the cut file.

Since I had a lot of pattern in the background, I decided to create a visual triangle on the layout, to draw attention to the clusters.  I started at the top with my photo and placed a chipboard butterfly next to it, for emphasis.  Then I added a few stickers from the collection.

I finished the other two clusters with a mix of stickers and chipboard.  Adding pop dots behind your stickers helps add dimension and gives the cluster a more pleasing look, rather than just having all of your layers flat.  I felt like I needed one more thing to finish the layout, so I cut the word "memories" and placed it in the center of the layout to complete the title.

Whatever you're documenting this spring, we've got you covered!  Head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to check out these new designs and all of our spring, Easter and floral themed cut files!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


We are so excited to introduce you to the new Design Team for April-September!  These talented ladies will bring you inspiring projects each month, starting in April.  You can follow them on social media to check out all of their gorgeous work!

As we get ready for a new term, we have several designers that we have to say goodbye to.  We have loved having Enza Gudor, Anna Komenda and Jennifer Albrecht with us these past 6 months.  Their work has inspired us, and we've loved their creativity with the cut files.  Be sure you are following each of them to keep up with their beautiful designs!