Sweet Girls | The Cut Shoppe

Maggie Holmes. Enough said, right? She always has the most beautiful collections and I just have to have them all! It was no exception with the Willow Lane Collection. I love the butterflies in this collection and thought it would pair well with the Flutterby Cut File from The Cut Shoppe.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

I started by slicing apart the Flutterby Cut File in Cricut Design Space and cut a single butterfly three times in three different 6×8 Willow Lane Patterned Papers. I also used the contour feature in Design Space to create a solid butterfly from the same cut file. I cut the solid butterfly three times in vellum and used the vellum butterflies to back the patterned papers. I then added a straight stitch down the center of the butterflies for extra texture and dimension. I love how the wings naturally lift off the page.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

I grabbed my favorite 12×12 Patterned Paper from the Willow Lane Collection to use as my background. While I absolutely love Crate Paper, I sometimes struggle to use the ephemera packs because a majority of the die cuts are so large. So even though I absolutely love the Willow Lane Collection, I didn’t purchase any of the die cuts so I needed to come up with a way to embellish the layout. Thankfully there are numerous patterned papers in this collection that can be fussy cut to create your own embellishments. With that thought in mind, I fussy cut numerous butterflies from the Flutter Patterned Paper, and I also cut a bunch of the florals from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

I printed a couple of photos of our guinea pigs and positioned them in the center of the layout. I added the Flutterby Cut File butterflies along with the fussy cut butterflies & florals. I added buttons, in coordinating colors, from my stash for added dimension.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

The title is a combo of Thickers from 1 Canoe 2 and the Crate Paper Cute Girl Collection. I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I tend to mention my journaling last in all of my blog posts, but it takes a little planning when I plan on adding it directly to my 12×12 backgrounds. I have to add the journaling before adhering anything down to the background or it will never pass through the typewriter. Aidan, my son, was desperately wanting a pet of his own. We already have a zoo with 2 cats and 3 dogs, but he was dying to get either a rabbit or guinea pig. After doing a little research a pair of guinea pigs seemed like the best fit. Aidan, along with my niece, picked out these two girls. It’s been interesting, but I’m so proud of how responsible Aidan has been.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

I felt like I needed to add a little something to the top & bottom of the layout so I added a couple more butterflies & florals. I also added a few tiny phrase stickers from an older Maggie Holmes Collection. With a few splashes of Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine this layout was complete.

12x12 layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Flutterby Cut File & the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection.

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files! You won’t be disappointed!

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All Day. Every Day. | The Cut Shoppe

If you have a kiddo around the age of 10 then I can almost guarantee that he/she has an obsession with electronics. My 10 year old son, Aidan, is no exception. I wanted to document his love for his electronics so I grabbed the Better Days Cut File from The Cut Shoppe.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Better Days Cut File & the Bella Blvd Alex Collection.

I sized and cut all of the days of the week from the Better Days Cut File in black cardstock so each word would fit in a vertical line down the layout.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Better Days Cut File & the Bella Blvd Alex Collection.

The Bella Blvd Alex Collection has a lot of gaming themed embellishments so I knew it would be perfect for this layout. I wanted to highlight each word from the cut file so I grabbed a few acrylic paints from my stash that matched the Alex Collection. I used a dry paintbrush and added a strip of paint behind each word in a rainbow order.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Better Days Cut File & the Bella Blvd Alex Collection.

I positioned my photos on the right & left of the cut file words and added numerous game themed die cuts, tabs and stickers from the Alex Collection. I also added journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter , cutting it into strips and adding it under the photo.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Better Days Cut File & the Bella Blvd Alex Collection.

I wanted to add a bit more detail to the layout so I used color on color stickers on the paint strips, added Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters and stitched Tim Holtz Tiny Alpha Stickers on each photo.

Now you can take a look at my process video to see how this layout came together.

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

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