Sunday, February 26, 2017


Hi everyone!

Mandy here with you today to share a layout that I created using one of the new release cut files from The Cut Shoppe etsy store!

I scrapped a beautiful photo that I took recently of my parents with my three kids. I love documenting the relationship between my kids and their extended family!

I used the lovely Shimelle 'Little by Little' collection for this layout! I love all the pretty colours and patterns throughout the collection!

This is the XOXO cut file that I used to create this page...

The XOXO cut file can be used as individual desings or a full background for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

I used the image with the nine hearts and enlarged it to use as the background for my layout. I love how it turned out!

I backed each heart with patterned paper from the 'Little by Little' collection. I added foam dots in between the white cardstock and the patterned papers to give the page some extra depth and interest.

I used stickers and ephemera from the collection to embellish a couple of the hearts.

Here you can see how dimensional the page is!

I created an embellishment cluster to the right of the photo using more stickers and ephemera, as well as a cute little wooden button. I love all these pretty colours!

I used one of the die-cuts from the collection as the title for my layout. And I of course had to add foam tape underneath it, to give it some extra dimension! I seriously could not live without my foam tape! I finished the page off with a few lines of journaling.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Make a Wish!

Hi crafty friends! Kelly here to share a new layout using The Party On Cut File.

In Cricut Design Space I resized the "Make A Wish" sentiment from The Party On Cut File to approximately 13.5". Now if you are familiar with DS, then you know the largest image you can cut on a 12x12 cutting mat is 11.5". But I wanted my sentiment to fill the entire background and 11.5" just wasn't large enough. I continued to the cutting mat with my large 13.5" sentiment and repositioned the cut file by rotating it on the cut screen. I made sure that the cut file was placed within the 12" on the cutting mat and then sent the image to the machine. This worked perfectly! I was able to use my 12" cutting mat but cut the image at 13.5".

I cut the sentiment on both white and black cardstock. I then used the white cardstock to create a shadow effect behind the black cardstock. Next I backed the cut file with a pattern paper from the Bella Blvd-Alex Collection and added hand stitching around all of the letters. I then added 2 photos to my layout from my son's birthday along with embellishments & ephemera from Crate Paper-Cool Kid Collection and the Bella Blvd-Alex Collection.

I love enlarging cut files on my layouts. It always helps the design come together quickly because it helps fill the page.

I recorded a process video that shows how this layout came together. It also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing you exactly how I cut this image in DS.

Thanks for joining me today and remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Fan Feature!

It's time for a new Friday Fan Feature!  We've spotted some amazing work this week.  Here's a look at what our talented fans created!






Thanks so much ladies for sharing and tagging us!  If you would like to be featured, make sure you share your projects, using cut files from The Cut Shoppe on social media, and tag us @thecutshoppe and/or use the hashtag #thecutshoppe.

Be sure to check back next Friday for another new feature!

My new favorite jammies

Hi there,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing my latest layout.

I've been doing a lot of girly pages lately and was kind of missing doing boy pages. So I grabbed my stash of Crate Paper Cool Kid and used that for today's layout. I love this collection so much!

I chose the Out of Line Alpha cut file to create a big title, which is also my main design element.

I cut the letters from yellow patterned paper so that they pop from the grey background. I backed these with different patterned papers from the collection. 

I used a photo of my son from when he was little.  I printed it twice, in different colors. Mainly because I couldn't decide which one I liked more. :) I layered some tissue paper and some patterned paper scraps behind my photos.

As an exception I didn't use a lot of embellishments. I tucked two tags from the ephemera pack under my photos and I wrote my journaling on these.

I added some strips of papers to the bottom and top and I also fussy cut some of the triangle paper and tucked it under my paper strips. I attached a chipboard piece at the top with my Tiny Attacher.

I love to use phrase stickers and there is a sheet with silver stickers in this collection. I chose a couple and placed them here and there on my page. And that was pretty much it!

I hope you enjoyed today's layout. 
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A wreath layout with the Flower Delivery cut file

Hello, It's Eunyoung. Today I'll show you a wreath layout. I used the Flower Delivery cut file.

I cut the several images from the Flower Delivery cut file with a white cardstock. At first, I tried painting the cutting images with watercolors. But I think the cutting image(shape) is so beautiful itself, so I decided to use it without any painting.

 I chose a pastel colored patterned paper as a background. After arranging the cutting images for making a wreath, I added them using pop-dots. I did machine stitching on the wreath with a white thread.

I added a title and finished to embellish with puffy stickers.

I hope you like my page and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Life Is Beautiful

Hi friends! It's Monique here sharing a 12x12 layout using some new cut files from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store: "Instant Camera" and "Quirky Quotes". I always love using frames on my layouts, so when I saw the new Instant Camera cut files I wanted to use them straight away. The "limited edition" quote from the Quirky Quotes cut file can be used on any layout so I cut that too. Here's what I did:

And these are the cut files I used: 

The collection I used is from Fancy Pants and is called "Life Is Beautiful". I just love the bright and happy colors of this collection! They were just perfect for the photos of my son and one of his friends having fun in the "Efteling", which is the most famous amusement park in The Netherlands. 

Here are a few close-ups of the four Instant Camera frames. I cut them at the size 8 cm x 12 cm (which is a bit larger than 3"x 4.5") and glued a little piece of patterned paper behind the lower half of the frame. Next I also matted all of them and behind two of the frames I also added a photo. I arranged them evenly on my page and embellished them. The machine stitching and the journaling was added last. 

And also a close-up of the Quirky Quotes quote I used:

This is it! Hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to have a look in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out the latest new cut files. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

First Day of School

Hi Everyone! It's Michelle here today with a new layout share featuring the You've Been Schooled cut file. It was the perfect chance for me to use it as Leila started school a few weeks back.

Like most of my layouts, I've made the cut file a HUGE focal point on the page. I backed the design with papers from the new Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then hand stitched in random places to create a little extra texture. The entire cut file piece, along with the photo stack, were then popped up from the background paper with foam tape to create some dimension. I've fussy cut some butterflies from pattern papers within the collection to use as embellishments, and added in a few die cut pieces from the ephemera pack, plus glitter dots to finish the layout off.

Here's a look at the Cut file set I chose the title from. Theres plenty more fun designs to use within this one set, so its well worth talking a look at if you have school aged children

Here's some close ups of the layout 

I've used the inner cut piece from the star on the right of the cut file within a cluster on the left of the photo. I try to do this with most cut files to avoid too much paper waste.

I've used crochet thread in multiple places around the file by either stitching multiple times or tying it together

I had some extra photos from the day so rather than use them on a completely different layout, I've shrunk them down and used them within the O's of the word school.

That's all form me today, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for all your cut file needs, theres so much to choose from! 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!