Hey there, friends! I’m back today with a recent layout I created for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha Cut File.
You may remember another layout I created for The Cut Shoppe when we attended a MJ Live Concert. I had a couple photos of Aidan dressed as Michael Jackson & wanted to document those as well. I grabbed a handful of Project Life Cards, to use as layers, from older Hip Kit Club kits along with color coordinating embellishments from past kits.
A grid design is always a go-to design for me, so I used a Cricut Explore & a black Cricut pen to draw the grid lines on a piece of green patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. I’ve found using my Cricut to draw the lines is the easiest way to get the lines centered & straight. I used black embroidery floss to hand stitch along the drawn grid lines. I then positioned my photos & Project Life Cards in the upper right and lower left quadrants. I cut the letters “M” & “J” using the Thin Line Alpha Cut File & black cardstock. I positioned the letters in the opposing quadrants.
Then came the fun…the embellishing! I used puffy stickers & die cuts from HKC, Puffy Stars & Black Puffy Alphas from Pinkfresh Studio & the stamp set from the Crate Paper – Good Vibes Collection to embellish the page. I layered the embellishments all around the page…including on top of the photo & tucked underneath the photo. I didn’t think I needed any journaling on this page because I have so much journaling on the opposing page that will be in my album.
I do have a YouTube Process Video for this layout, but it needs a voice over recorded. I hope to have it published on my YouTube Channel soon. In the meantime be sure to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!
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I’m still trying to squeeze in my summer themed layouts I’ve made before the weather gets cold! Today I’m sharing a layout I created for The Cut Shoppe earlier this summer using the Make a Splash Cut File.
I had started this layout with a completely different idea in mind, and it took many twists and turns before arriving here. I used blue mists from Shimmerz Paints to create a custom color to cut the word “Splash” & waves from the Make a Splash Cut File using a Cricut Explore. I then adhered the title to a sheet of white cardstock that I had painted a light blue color using acrylic paint & my brayer. I added hand stitching once the word, “Splash” & the waves were adhered down.
I tore the cardstock with the hand stitched title and added it to another sheet of white cardstock. I wanted to use it as a layer so I cut a large sun, from an older Amy Tangerine Collection, from the same Make a Splash Cut File & added it behind the torn title. Then came the embellishing! I really struggled with this part of the layout. I wanted to use a lot of the fun summery items from the Amy Tangerine – On a Whim Collection. So I grabbed the sticker book & die cuts and started adding layers around the photo.
This photo just melts my heart! I’m not so sure when my son grew up!! I wanted to draw more attention to the photo so I used the On a Whim 6×6 Paper Pad to add layers behind the photo to give some separation from the background. I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add journaling to the pineapple shaped die cut. I wanted to add more texture to the layout so I turned to my ever trusty sewing machine to add messy stitching along the edges of the title layer.
Now you can take a look at the process video so you can see all of the twists and turns this layout took from beginning to end!
Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me & remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to see all of the cut files & digital collections!
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