Sun Tan | The Cut Shoppe

We were recently discussing Print Then Cut in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group. There were quite a few people who had never tried this feature and were curious how it worked or just wanted more detailed information. My friend & owner of The Cut Shoppe, Ashley Horton, and I are teaming up and creating tutorials showing how easy it is to use this feature. Ashley is a Silhouette Cameo user so her video will focus on how to use this feature using the Cameo. My blog post & video will focus on how to use this feature in Cricut Design Space.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Ashley designed this FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut that is only available in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group, so be sure to head there to download a free copy. You can still use this printable even if you don’t own a die cut machine. Just print it out and then fussy cut all of those cute images!

I do have a step-by-step tutorial for Print Then Cut (PTC) included in the Process Video at the end of this blog post, but a PTC file is uploaded almost exactly the same as a regular cut file in Cricut Design Space. The only step that is different is at the very end. You will want to save it as a PTC file rather than a Cut File. One of the things I love about The Cut Shoppe is all files are on a transparent background so it makes uploading into Design Space a breeze!

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

For my layout today I cut a circle from the Full Circle Cut File on white cardstock. I then backed the cut file using the Tropical Bliss Patterned Paper from the Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection. PTC files are great to use as embellishments and the bonus is you will never run out! You just print another copy! I used multiple icons from The Cut Shoppe FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut. I also used multiple Die Cuts and Chipboard Pieces from the same Bella Blvd Collection for additional embellishing.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Sometimes white cardstock feels too bright so I wanted to break that color up a bit before I adhered down my embellishments and photo. So, I added a splash of pink behind the embellishments using a pink mist from Shimmerz Paints. I was trying to figure out what I should do for a title & where my title placement should go. I decided to place it directly in the center of the cut file using a phrase and a banner from The Cut Shoppe Printable.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing you how to upload, print and cut this free printable from The Cut Shoppe.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with my today! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Print Then Cut process!

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Hey Jack! | The Cut Shoppe

Happy Wednesday! I’m back today with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe. Today’s layout is Halloween themed. Surely I’m not the only one still scrapbooking Halloween, right?! Halloween is most definitely my favorite holiday to scrapbook and I haven’t been able to bring myself to put away my goodies just yet! For today’s layout I’m using the Ghost Town Digital Collection, the Happy Halloween Wood Veneer Set and the Tangled Web Background Cut File.

The Cut Shoppe | Tangled Web Cut File, Ghost Town Digital Collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneer

The Cut Shoppe | Tangled Web Cut File, Ghost Town Digital Collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneer

I started with a 12×12 pattern paper from the Ghost Town Digital Collection as my background. I then went through my stash to find Halloween goodies that match the photos from our last trip to Disney World when Aidan met Jack & Sally. I used a chipboard banner piece from the Crate Paper After Dark Collection, a spiderweb flower from Recollections, and a couple chipboard pumpkins from Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Collection.

The Cut Shoppe | Tangled Web Cut File, Ghost Town Digital Collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneer

I wanted to back my photos but didn’t want to use pattern paper so I cut the Tangled Web Background Cut File, sectioned it into pieces and tucked the webs behind my photo. For my title I used the ‘Hey Jack’ from the the Happy Halloween Wood Veneer Set, but I wanted to pair it with the word ‘Skellington’. I knew I would be using black alpha stickers from Elle’s Studio so I painted the ‘Hey Jack’ black with acrylic paint so it would match. I added a few other stars and the word ‘Boo’ from the same wood veneer set. I wanted to add a few extra wood veneer stars so I grabbed a few tiny stars from my Studio Calico wood veneer stash. I also used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add A LOT of journaling! HA! Meeting Jack & Sally was something that was very exciting for Aidan and I wanted to be sure I documented it in detail!!

The Cut Shoppe | Tangled Web Cut File, Ghost Town Digital Collection, Happy Halloween Wood Veneer

Here’s a process video showing how this layout came together!

Thanks so much for joining me today!!

Kelly Janes