Boo! | The Cut Shoppe

Hi crafty friends! I have a new layout to share for The Cut Shoppe.

The Cut Shoppe | Wicked Fun & Ghost Town | Kelly Janes

Halloween is right around the corner and I love Halloween scrapbooking products. I think a large part of my love for the product is I forget year to year what is in my stash so it’s always like looking at fresh new product! Ha!

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I mix a lot of old with new for this layout. My photo is of Aidan and was taken a few years ago at a Halloween themed NICU reunion. He was all about Batman at that age so his costume was an easy choice. To help highlight the photo I chose the bat image from the Wicked Fun Cut File. I used the Pattern Fill feature on my Cricut Explore to add the text print to the cut file. To help add a something extra to the bat I added orange watercolor and black hand stitching.

The Cut Shoppe | Wicked Fun & Ghost Town | Kelly Janes

I used one of the patterns included in the Ghost Town Digital Collection for my background and also a couple of the pumpkin ephemera pieces. Have I mentioned how much I love the option of printing my own paper and embellishments?! The Print Then Cut feature on the Cricut Explore just makes it so so easy! I added multiple Halloween pieces from my stash including products from Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Recollections and the new CTMH Jeepers Creepers Collection. There are other products on this page but my Halloween stash is quite large and quite old so a lot of the products are no longer in the original packaging making it difficult to know the manufacturer’s name.

The Cut Shoppe | Wicked Fun & Ghost Town | Kelly Janes

This layout was SO fun to put together! I’ve put together a process video that also has a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing the Pattern Fill feature!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Kelly Janes

POW!

Hey, hey! I have a fun boy themed layout for you today for The Cut Shoppe!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

For my layout today I started by cutting the POW portion from the Hero Up Cut File on a scrap piece of pattern paper to use as a mask. I then sprayed Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine onto the white cardstock. After the Color Shine was dry I added hand stitching using black embroidery floss to let the starburst and letters pop! After the stitching was complete I cut the POW portion of the cut file again on a transparency to add a little more visual interest to the layout.

Here you can really see the shine from the Color Shine!! Love it!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I then started working on my photo cluster. I have been on a serious scrappy stash bust lately! I’ve been buying all the things from the new collections that are being released and I’m feeling a smidge guilty about the stash I’ve been hoarding collecting. I think after a few more layouts using older products I’ll feel better about all of the shopping I’ve been doing recently! HA! The pattern paper is from an older CTMH collection, Super Heroes, but all of the other products have lost their labels. I did add a couple flair buttons. The “It’s a boy thing” is from Feed Your Craft and I believe the star flair is from A Flair For Buttons?

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I’ve put together a video so you can watch the process. The video also contains a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe for all of the fun cut files that are available! New files are added every other Thursday!!

Kelly Janes

AHSC #168

I’m back again with another card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

AHSC #168

For my card I used a white cardstock base and then cut a white panel using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangular Die. I then used a Heidi Swapp sunray stencil and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to create a sunburst on the panel. Next I mixed white modeling paste with retired CTMH Sky Re-inker. I wanted to create a sky scene so I scraped the colored modeling paste along a cloud stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop on a scrap piece of cardstock. Once it was dry I fussy cut out the clouds and then scattered them around the panel. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape for a little added dimension. I absolutely LOVE the texture of the clouds! I used a sentiment from the CTMH Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Stamp Set in CTMH Black Ink and I finished the card by adding a scattering of mini pearls.

AHSC #168

Now head to Atlantic Hearts to enter your papercrafting interpretation of sketch #168.

AHSC168

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

The Cut Shoppe // Getting to Know You Blog Hop

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Welcome to The Cut Shoppe-Getting To Know You Blog Hop! The term for the new design team started this month so we are taking a little time to introduce ourselves. If you’ve been hopping along in order you would have come from Zinia’s Blog. If you’ve started here you’ll still be able to make it all the way around because I have a full list of the hoppers below! Be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on anyone’s projects! Each blog is offering a GIVEAWAY to The Cut Shoppe so be sure to read through my entire post to see how you can be entered to win!

First things first, let me introduce myself! My name is Kelly Janes and I’m so glad that you are hopping along with us! Ashley has come up with fun questions for each team member to answer so you can get to know us better, but before I jump into the questions I want to show you a project I created using the cut & fold Sassy Circles Cut File.

The Cut Shoppe/Blog Hop/Sassy Circles

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I typically scrapbook photos are that 4×6 or smaller so this large 8×10 photo felt a little dooming. That is why it’s been sitting in my craft room since 2010! By using the photo to back the cut file I was able to hide the dark, empty areas on the photo. I used multiple products including patterned paper from the CTMH Magical Collection as my base. I love both sides of this paper-the subtle triangle pattern on the front & the yellow with the small white polka dot print. By using the cut & fold cut file I’m able to see both patterns on my layout! I also added embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese I & II, and other odds and ends from my stash.

The Cut Shoppe/Blog Hop/Sassy Circles

I also created a process video so you can see how it all comes together & it includes a tutorial showing you how I customized the cut file by moving the heart from the center of the circle to the bottom to better fit my photo.

Now here’s a little info so you can get to know me better!!

1. How many times in a week do you work on something scrapbook related?
I need to be able to dedicate at least a few hours when I walk into my craft room so I typically only scrapbook on the weekends. I work full time outside the home so it can be a little tricky to find time during the work week. I wish I could scrapbook for 15-20 minutes and then walk away but I like to be able to fully invest myself in the project. I do work on blog posts, social media, editing videos, etc throughout the week.


2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
This one is easy…My family! I love documenting our everyday moments and our adventures while on family vacations!


 3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I have two favorite colors….yellow & teal! My least favorite color? I’d have to say purple, mainly because I do not use that color very often.


4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
Cut files completely transformed the way I scrapbook! I love how versatile they are! They are like an embellishment and a feature design element wrapped in one!


5. What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
I enjoy reading and cooking. I don’t do either very often but I do enjoy it! If I wasn’t a scrapbooker another hobby that would consume my time…Is binge watching Netflix considered a hobby?!? Ha!! I would love to try gardening. I’ve tried it in the past and have failed every time!!

 6. Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
#1. My favorite Saturday morning tradition is to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on YouTube process videos before my kiddo or husband wake up.
#2. I collected papercrafting products (stamps, paper, embellishments, etc) for almost 2 full years before I did anything with them!
#3. I tried scrapbooking at a younger age (14 or 15 years old) with my mom and sister and hated it! I went to a crop with them and actually left early because I was bored out of my mind!! I started my collecting phase after I was married because I wanted to scrapbook our wedding, but I didn’t dive in head first until after my son was born. Now it’s one of the things I’m most passionate about!
#4. I’m addicted to Pretty Little Liars! I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, but it’s the only thing I watch when I scrapbook. Don’t judge me! HA!
#5. If you watched my process video or have been following my blog then this isn’t a surprise, but I’m a Cricut user! Stay tuned for more process videos showing how I use cut files in Cricut Design Space.
TCS Giveaway
Now onto the GIVEAWAY! It’s simple & easy to enter the giveaway! Just leave a comment on this blog post by July 10th. (To leave a comment-click the number at the top of the page next to the title) A winner will be chosen randomly & will receive a $5 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store. The winner will be announced on The Cut Shoppe Blog on July 13th so be sure to check there to see if you were one of the lucky winners!!
Next up on the hop is Enza!
And here is the entire list of hoppers in order just in case you get lost as you are making your way through the hop!
Kelly Janes <—-You are here
Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly Janes