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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Love Fall | The Cut Shoppe

Oh Fall! I love everything about this season! The changing colors, the cooler temps, the attitude of gratitude. There’s just something special about this time of year. Another thing I love about this season is all of the Fall products! Today I have a layout to share with you using two cut files, Fall Foliage and Leaf It to Me, from The Cut Shoppe.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Fall Foliage & Leaf It to Me Cut File with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the two cut files. I used the larger leaf with the heart from the Fall Foliage Cut File & one of the intricate leaves from the Leaf It to Me Cut File. I duplicated the leaf with the heart twice so I had 3 of the same leaf on the design screen. I used the contour feature to hide the heart in 2 of the leaves and used the same contour feature to hide the leaf so only the heart remained.

I then inserted three circles, sized them to 10½, 10, 9½ inches and changed the setting to “write”. My idea for this layout is to create a wreath design, I rotated one of the solid leaves on the circles. I then resized the heart to roughly 2 inches and sliced the heart through the leaf. I then resized the remaining leaves to fit around the wreath. [You will find a step-by-step Design Space tutorial in the process video at the end of this post.]

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Fall Foliage & Leaf It to Me Cut File with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

I cut all of the leaves on 6×6 Patterned Papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection. I added mixed media to the background using a couple different Shimmerz Paints and a purple watercolor from the Prima Odyssey Watercolor Confections.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Fall Foliage & Leaf It to Me Cut File with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

Before I started adhering anything to the white cardstock, I used 3 different purple embroidery flosses to handstitch the wreath, starting with the darkest color on the outside. I adhered my photo behind the heart and added white stitching around the heart to help the photo stand out from the background. I then started adhering the cut files and die cuts from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection around the wreath.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Fall Foliage & Leaf It to Me Cut File with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

Then came the epic saga of coming up with a title. I liked the look of the “Love” die cut because it mimicked the white stitching around the photo, but I couldn’t figure out what else to pair with it. I tried a couple different alphas, but ultimately decided on the Gold Puffy Alphas from the same Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Fall Foliage & Leaf It to Me Cut File with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 Collection.

Now you can take a look at my YouTube Process Video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission (at no cost to you) from items purchased from these links.