My Favorites from The Cut Shoppe

I mentioned in my last blog post that The Cut Shoppe Design Team has closed.  I thought it would be fun to reminisce and share my favorite top 5 favorite layouts that I have created over the last year! Each of these layouts has a YouTube Process Video. Just click on the photo to be taken to the original blog post where you will find the process video along with a detailed description of how these layouts were put together.

 #1 Love Lives Here

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

 

#2 Fun Magic

 

#3 Happy Adventure

 

#4 XO Valentine

#5 Elevator Usie

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

I know I said I was only going to post 5 layouts, but I had a hard time choosing so I’ve included a bonus layout!

#6 Happy Memories

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

I so enjoyed my time on The Cut Shoppe Design Team and want to thank all of you for your comments, likes and love during my time on the team. I’m still going to be creating so stay tuned for more layouts and process videos!

Seeing The Characters | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! I’m back today with my final layout as a Cut Shoppe Design Team member.

12x12 Cut Shoppe Design Team layout using the Spiral Scallop Cut File as a guide for the hand stitching. Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned paper and Pink Paislee-Paige Evans Oh My Heart & Take Me Away Collections.

I started in Cricut Design Space by uploading the Spiral Scallop Cut File. I knew that I wanted to hand stitch this design so I converted the image from “cut” to “write” in Design Space. I used the “contour” feature to delete the half moon shapes in the center of the scallops. I then duplicated the image and using the “contour” feature I removed the circles from one image and the scallops from the other. Next I sized the images so the scallops were touching the circles and “attached” the image. By making these changes it will allow for more room to place my title on my layout! I then used my .03 Black Cricut Pen to draw the image on a sheet of pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection.

12x12 Cut Shoppe Design Team layout using the Spiral Scallop Cut File as a guide for the hand stitching. Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned paper and Pink Paislee-Paige Evans Oh My Heart & Take Me Away Collections.

After the image was drawn on the Maggie Holmes patterned paper I used watered down white acrylic paint and a paint brush to add white splatters to the background. I then used pink embroidery floss in various shades for the hand stitching. I added the hand stitching in an ombre pattern by starting with the lightest color in the center.

12x12 Cut Shoppe Design Team layout using the Spiral Scallop Cut File as a guide for the hand stitching. Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned paper and Pink Paislee-Paige Evans Oh My Heart & Take Me Away Collections.

After the hand stitching was complete, I trimmed my photo into a circle using my Creative Memories Circle Cutter! <<Who still has this?! I find that I use mine a lot even though I have circle dies! I think it has something to do with the transparent template that just makes it so easy to use! After the photo was ready I added multiple die cuts from the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection. I also added a few white acrylic hearts that I found in my stash and a suede bow from the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Take Me Away Collection.

12x12 Cut Shoppe Design Team layout using the Spiral Scallop Cut File as a guide for the hand stitching. Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned paper and Pink Paislee-Paige Evans Oh My Heart & Take Me Away Collections.

For the title I grabbed Thickers from the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection. This photo, which is my favorite photo of all time, was taken in 2010. It was our first trip to Disney World and we had just arrived at Magic Kingdom. I think Aidan’s two year old heart was ready to burst with excitement when he saw those larger than life Disney characters for the first time. I love everything about this photo…Aidan’s facial expression and the fact that he was able to experience this moment with my dad (Aidan’s best friend!)! I was careful how I trimmed my photo and where I placed my embellishments because I wanted to be sure you could also see the way Aidan is holding my dad’s hand. The details of this photo melt my heart!

12x12 Cut Shoppe Design Team layout using the Spiral Scallop Cut File as a guide for the hand stitching. Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned paper and Pink Paislee-Paige Evans Oh My Heart & Take Me Away Collections.

Now you can take a look at my process video which includes a Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta tutorial!

In case you missed it Ashley has decided to close TCS Design Team, but The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store will remain open so head over there to check out the cut files! There is a sale happening this weekend! Use the code HAPPY4TH from July 1-4 and receive 50% off your entire purchase!

I want to thank Ashley for having me this past year! It has been such a joy creating with her designs and I’m going to miss being a part of this team!

Hello Lake Michigan | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! I’m back with a new layout that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Hello, Let’s Chat Cut File.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

This cut file has a rectangular appearance and I really wanted to fill an entire 12×12 layout with this cut file. To help change the shape of the Hello, Let’s Chat Cut File, I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing off the very bottom speech bubble. I then unlocked the proportions of the cut file and resized the image to 11.5″ x 11.5″. As you can see in the photo of the cut file there are little hearts in the solid speech bubble images, but for some reason when I uploaded this cut file into DS the little hearts disappeared and the speech bubble were completely solid. I liked the look of the hearts in the speech bubbles so I inserted a heart onto the design screen and sliced hearts into three of the solid speech bubble icons.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

I cut the cut file image on a piece of specialty patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day paper pad. I love all of the gold foiled flecks in the pattern! I trimmed my photo to fit behind the open speech bubble image and am so happy that it fit so well there! Backing cut files is such a fun technique especially when you can add photos to the mix! Once I had my photo adhered I moved onto the white cardstock background. The white just seemed a little “too white” so I grabbed my go-to color, No Yoking Coloringz by Shimmerz. I used the packaging technique to add a splash of color the four corners of the background cardstock.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

I then moved onto embellishing. I used mainly products from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection including the die cut pack, the 3D Stickers, and I also fussy cut a couple additional florals from the 6×6 paper pad. I just love, love, love the dimension of those 3D stickers! I also added a flair button from an older Dear Lizzy Collection to the right of the word ‘Hello’.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

For final touches I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few splatter of Shimmerz Ride The Tide Creameez.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta tutorial.

This is my second to last layout for The Cut Shoppe. In case you missed it The Cut Shoppe Design Team will be closing next month. I’m hoping to record a chit chat video today to talk more about what’s to come on my blog and YouTube channel over the next few months. The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store will remain open even though the Design Team is closing so remember to head over to check out the cut files and digital collections! Ashley has some amazing designs in the shop!

 

 

Movie On Main | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there! Today I’m back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC’s Cut File. I love the look of hand cut letters, but I am terrible at cutting them! I can never get the letters the same size or shape, which I guess is some of the charm of hand cut letters, but with the Now I Know My ABC’s Cut File you still get the look of hand cut letters without having the stress!

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the letters from the cut file. I then positioned the letters on the design screen to spell out “Movie on Main”. When positioning the letters I made sure to leave enough space between the words for the photo.  I cut the letters out on a light woodgrain patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection. I then backed the letters with a patterned paper from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I also added hand stitching detail with white embroidery floss around each of the letters.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I used Picmonkey to add the text directly to the photo. This is a great way to use up white space on the photo. In my case my “white” space was actually the dark area on the photo. This photo was taken at night during an outdoor movie. One of the things I struggle with in scrapbooking is figuring out where to place my journaling. It’s usually the last thing I think about when designing a layout and I sometimes forget to leave space for it. Adding the journaling to the photo was a great solution!

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

To embellish the layout I used die cuts and stickers from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I also fussy cut out a cluster of clouds and a camera, from a couple patterned papers from the same collection, to create a cluster next to the word “on”.  Then I added splatters of Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I do have a YouTube process video that will be posted shortly so be sure to check back or subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss it! Remember to head over The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files!!