Saturday, December 3, 2016

Under the Mistletoe

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a layout using a new FREE cut file! Ashley is offering a free cut file every week for the month of December. The cut file I used was released yesterday, and is called "Under the Mistletoe". 

I cut the title out from red patterned paper, and the mistletoe from green. I placed the title to the left of the mistletoe, and used pop dots on the mistletoe leaves. Next, I used the packaging technique to make a background for my photo in blues and greens.  I added layers for my photo, a few embellishments, and my layout was complete. I love this collection from Lawn Fawn! The blue with the traditional Christmas colors make me so happy. That wraps it up for today, thank you for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five Minutes Christmas Card

Hi Girls! It's Flóra here with a seasonal project. We are still in time with Christmas Card but it can happen that we need something in the last moment. I thought it would be smart to share a five minutes card.

These cool titles from Christmas Magic cut file set can save the day. Enlarge the sentiments and cut them out from a fancy paper. For this project I used a gold glitter cardstock. It's so festive and shine you don't need much more to finish off your project.

I added only few stickers and enamel dots to embellish the card. Use a colorful cardstock as a base and a matching envelope.

Other fast way to make card to use a background cut file from The Cut Shoppe. For this project I used the Snow Day 12x12 cut file. 

I cut out nine snowflakes from a 6x6 cardstock and back it with pink, teal and gold glitter paper. I decorated with a big chipboard element and also added sentiment stickers.

Smart to use cut files for fast and easy projects, and also great solution if you need to make "serially-manufactured" cards.

I wish happy preparing for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

Merry Christmas FREE CUT FILE!

It's officially December, and all of us from The Cut Shoppe want to wish you a Merry Christmas!  December always includes lots of traditions, and we have our own tradition on TCS Blog...a FREE CUT FILE just for you, each week!  Our first free cut file is Under the Mistletoe.  You can DOWNLOAD the file by clicking the graphic below.

This cut file would look beautiful on any of your layouts or on your hand-made Christmas cards.  I've got a layout to share with you, using the Under the Mistletoe cut file, and I hope it brings a little inspiration your way.

I wanted to create a tone on tone look with the cut file, but also have a pop of color behind it.  I used my watercolor paints and painted some Teal brushstrokes, over the white cardstock base.  Then I layered the cut file over the watercolor and added some machine stitching to create texture on the cut file. 

You can pick up the Under the Mistletoe cut file at any time (there is no expiration for the download).  And make sure you check back each Friday during the month of December for a new FREE Cut File and inspiration.

If you're shopping in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store this month, don't forget that you can use our month long code to save 31% off of your purchases through December 31st!
Merry Christmas from The Cut Shoppe!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Have a Cuppa!

Hey everyone! It's Monique on the blog today sharing a layout created with the "Free Falling" cut file; a cut file from some time ago, but as it's still one of my favorites I really wanted to share it with you.

As you can see there isn't a whole lot of cutting going on on my page! I decided I'd much rather stitch the image of the cut file on my page instead of a cut image, so I used one of my sketch pens instead of the blade in my Silhouette Cameo.

Here's what I did. I chose the "Free Falling" cut file from the The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and opened it in my Silhouette Cameo. Once opened I selected only the "cuppa" image and deleted the other images: 

Next I resized the image and decided where I wanted to sketch it:

As I didn't want the sketched image show through my stitching I wanted to draw the design on the back of my white cardstock background. I selected the image, right clicked and flipped the image horizontally:

Next I adjusted my cut settings from "blade" to "sketch pen" and clicked "send to Silhouette". 

Mind to adhere your cardstock upside down on the sticky mat (I forgot!). Use a paper piercing tool to pierce little holes in your cardstock (which is on the back of your layout) following the lines of the sketched image. Turn the page around, choose different colors of embroidery thread and stitch the pierced holes:

For my layout I used last year's Christmas collection from Pretty Little Studio: Merry & Bright. Here's another close-up of my page: 

And this is the "Free Falling" cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store I used:

For this cut file and many many more check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Have fun creating!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Hello, crafty friends. It's Eunoung. Today I'll a layout with a beautiful wreath cutfile. I used a The Wreated in Love cut file set.

Wreated in Love cut file set in cludes three beautiful wreath die-cuts.

1. Cut a wreath cutfile by silhouette cameo.
2. Do machine stitching on background with a white thread.
3. Arrange wreath die-cut, a photo, other die-cuts.
4. Do machine stitching on die-cuts.
5. After adding a wreath die-cut, add a photo & other die-cuts using pop-dots.
6. Embellish with puffy stickers & cork stickers.
7. Stamp a date here & there.
(I usually stamp a date several times on a background as an embellishment)
8. Finish to splatter a white mist on background. 

I hope you'll enjoy it and Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Perfect First Word

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using some great cut files from the Cut Shoppe. Here's my finished project-

I used the Open Letter Alpha and Inner Circle (this was a free cutfile, make sure you sign up for the newsletter to get more!) for this layout-

 I used copic markers to color my title, I love how that turned out!

 I cut just half of one of the circles in the Inner Circle file, to use as a design element on my layout. That's one of the best things about cut files, the flexibility.

Thanks for visiting and check out the Cut Shoppe for these cut files and more!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fall in Love

Good Morning Cut Shoppe fans!  Wendy here today to share some inspiration using two of the cut files Ashley has designed for the fall season.  We don't have fall here in FL, but with a little bit of creativity, any products/sayings will work.

I have used the Hello Fall cut file as my main inspiration for this page.

I then built a diagonal through my page moving from the top left dear cluster

to the bottom right title cluster.  I tied the diagonal in together with the use of the cut file, Bountiful Blessings, heart cuts in a dark grey color.

I love that I was able to use the Oakley Avenue collection designed by Ashley at Pretty Little Studio for my non fall page, and still enjoy the warmth that fall colors bring!  Make sure you stop by 
The Cut Shoppe etsy and see all the great cut files that are available.