Thursday, April 26, 2018

New Cut Files | Happy Details

Thursdays are always my favorite day of the week, because it's time for NEW Cut Files to be revealed!  I love creating the designs, using them on my projects, and seeing how all of you use them too!  Today, we've got a fun variety of designs available and I decided to work with the Girl Power cut file set on my layout.

Banners always create a fun look on a layout, so I cut three of the XO banners for my page.  I used the Carousel collection from Crate Paper and cut each banner from a different patterned paper.  Then I backed each one with a different patterned paper.  I love combining different patterns and colors on my projects, and this is a fun way to do it.

I placed each of the banners on a wood grain paper from the Carousel collection and then I stitched each one on my sewing machine.  I love the little bit of texture the stitching added to the cut file.  I placed my photo on the right hand side of the page and added a few embellishments around it, to draw the eye.

Once I had the photo in place, I used some of the puffy stickers to create my title.  I used the bottom banner as a guide for adding the letters, and I love the way they follow the curved line of the banner.  To finish the layout, I placed a bow on each banner and then balanced the design with some chipboard stickers and puffy stickers on each row.

You can find the Girl Power cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store today, along with three other new cut file sets.  Head over and check them out and pick up your favorites for upcoming projects!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring Vibes - Caroli Schulz

Hello there! It's Caroli and today I want to share a new layout I made using one of the gorgeous cut files designed by Ashley.

Today I'm sharing this layout I made using Hello Spring cut file:

I also used these flowers exclusively designed for Scrapbook Nerd and available for free at their website:

Here is my layout, I used patterned paper and embellishments from Spring Things collection by Doodlebug Design, and a pic f my little girl few years ago. 

I cut several flowers and combined them with acetate and paper embellishments, I love how these clusters came out.

Something I love is to use my sewing machine to stitch over cut files, in this case I stitched all over the letter

My layout has a lot of volume and color, just perfect for a spring themed project! 

I hope you liked this idea and give it a try, cut files + sewing machine = success! :)

Before you go, make sure to mark you calendars for our NSD event this weekend! I will be sharing a project that hopefully will get you inspired, stayed tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Favorite Place Layout with Neftali

Welcome everyone! I am back today to share another 8 1/2 by 11 layout using two awesome floral cut files from the shop. This time I started off straight away by choosing the gorgeous Flower Power cutfile and the Funky Florals cutfile. I fell in love with the pretty detailed flowers and I knew I wanted to back them to bring them to life.

I then picked a few of my favorite colors from patterned papers in my stash and used pink, yellow, hot pink and teal glitter. Those are all of my favorite colors! Here it is:

When I finished backing it, decided that since the cut file covered most of my Letter sized base, I wanted to create a vertical line of focus on the center of my page. 

I rummaged through my supplies to find matching collections to my colors and I quickly gravitated to the Pink Paislee Pick Me Up collection. 

I chose this beautiful quote ephemera piece INSTEAD of a title because of the sweet words and how well they reflected the story I was trying to document with this photo of my sweet family.

I decorated around my page by adding a few very subtle petals and extra dimension to the cutfile itself. And of course, I even included a few splatters. 

I just love how it turned out!

So, that's it for today! I hope that my layout today has inspired you to get crafty with some florals, or giving this cutfile life with some patterned paper backings! 

Either way, I have enjoyed sharing this layout with you today. I'll be back next month with much more inspiration. 

Don't forget that NSD at The Cut Shoppe is coming very soon. I'm super excited for that. Bye, now!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Beautiful - Erica Thompson

Hello Cut Shoppe Fans!  Erica here with you today using the Flutterby cut file and some Simple Stories I Am collection! 

 I just love this cut file and decided to change it up a bit by taking the butterflies off the circle.  One of the things I love about cut files is that you can change them up a bit!  Now this could be done in the software but I was not sure yet what I was going to do when I cut the file out.  I just had a pile of files cut out since my scrap time is limited!  

I started with plain white cardstock as my background and added some white gesso.  Now if anyone has a favorite gesso please let it down below in the comments because I do not like the way the one I used changed my white paper to a dirty white.  Maybe I should try clear?  Anyway if someone has suggested I would love to hear them!  So back to my layout....added gesso and them so color with a bunch of different mists and inks from my stash.  Some Shimmerz, Distress Ink, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine!
I backed the cutfile with one of the papers from the Simple Stories I Am collection that had a watercolored look to it!
Here is a look at my completed layout and you can check out my full process on my YouTube channel HERE!

Here is a look at my completed layout using the Flutterby cut file!

Make sure to check out shop for all the fabulous files and stay tuned for some new ones coming soon!  Also mark you calendars for our NSD event!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Yay! Layout with Neftali

Welcome crafty lovers, it is Neftali Zambrano here for the first time on The Cut Shoppe Blog! I am so honored to be here along with the awesome talent that surrounds me on this team. I hope that my layouts and project this term inspire you all to get to your crafty havens and get creative with some super awesome cut files! So, let's begin! 

I'm here today to share my first layout, and because I am so happy to be here, I decided to keep on with the celebrations of getting on the team and I decided to create a layout celebrating it! 

Here it is:

I went all out using so many fun techniques for this layout, so keep reading! 

I started off by choosing the Flutterby cut file from this month's first release. I've noticed many of us using it this time, but how could you not? If there's butterflies and a wreath all in one, I'm sold! 

I cut it to fit an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet and added some fun silver texture paste from Vicki Boutins new line on top of the whole cut file, giving it a subtle silver sheen.

I then set up the base for my layout on white cardstock by using some watercolors to add some bright pops of pink, yellow, and teal in a circle shape to sit my wreath on. 

After that was done and dry, I stitched each butterfly carefully onto the page. This not only helped me stick down the cut file, but it also added a bit of texture to each of the butterflies' bodies. I just curved up each one's wings after I stitched them down to give them that awesome raised look!

I had some fun using a new stamp set I'd just picked up at a craft store to create the floral pieces you see on the image below. I kept to the same color scheme by stamping with two shades of pink, yellow, and a soft mint color.

I added the florals in two clusters: one to the top right of my photo, and one to the bottom left of the photo.

Some final embellishments that I added were some Paige Evan's wood veneers from her very first collection (remember that?), a bit of thread to add a bit more texture, and finally some bits of stamping in two spots around my photo.

The final step was to back my layout onto the prettiest Paige Evan's patterned paper from her Turn The Page collection, and some stitching. I added my title, "YAY!" In some cute Amy Tangerine puffy thickers right below my image.

And so, friends, that is how I created this awesome layout celebrating making it onto this awesome team! I am very excited to have grabbed this idea to make a layout using the DT announcement photo from so many gals in Instagram. 

I hope that you enjoyed my very first project using the Flutterby cutfile from the shoppe! I will be back in just a couple of days to share more crafty inspiration with you all. Thanks for stopping by, until next time!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hello, Lovely | Donna Espiritu

Hello, pretty peeps! Donna here with a layout using the Flutterby cut file. This is a sure hit among DT members so make sure you check it out at The Cutshoppe Etsy Store.

I cut the file and used a white cardstock then backed it with a patterned paper. I mounted it with foam tape for dimension.
Before adhering the photo in place, I splattered a mixture of pink, yellow, coral, white and black mists. Then I embellished in clusters/layers with some stickers and ephemera.

I also mounted some stickers/ephemera with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

I super love how my layout turned out.

This is the cut file I used:

Thanks for dropping! Stay inspired and happy crafting.

Friday, April 20, 2018

"Memories" with Kira

Hello again!  Kira here and I am back with a 12x12 layout today using the new Flutterby cut file.  Guys, how gorgeous is this cut file?!  I want to use it over and over again.  Butterflies on every layout, am I right?!

Anyway, I decided to use it on a layout about my youngest son's first time dying eggs.  In the photo, he's showing me the dye on his cute little fingers (but let's be honest here, the dye was EVERYWHERE).

I started out by cutting the cut file on textured white cardstock.  Then I uploaded the cut file into design space again, but this time deleted all but one butterfly and left it as a solid image.  I cut the solid butterfly out ten times at the same size of the other butterflies on plain vellum.

After I cut the vellum butterflies, I repeated the same step but with some pattern paper.  I used the exclusive paper in the April Citrus Twist PL kit, which is this gorgeous rainbow.  After all the butterflies were cut out, I layered them behind my cut file and adhered them together with just a tiny bit of glue right down the center of the butterflies.

I adhered the cut file (with vellum and pattern paper butterflies attached) to a piece of plain white textured cardstock using a small amount of glue.  Then I took my sewing machine and stitched along the center of the butterflies, all along the cut file, twice with white thread.  I folded up the wings and separated all the sections of the butterflies to give it some added dimension.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing.  And per the usual, I finished it off with a little bit of gold Heidi Swapp color shine.  And I am obsessed with how it came out!  I hope you try out this cut file too!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!