Happy (Inter)National Scrapbooking Weekend!

It’s (Inter)National Scrapbooking Weekend! YAY! I love any reason to scrapbook, and this is a great reason to get yourself into your craft space! The Cut Shoppe has a couple of exciting things happening today (and all weekend long!) First, there is a 50% discount for the entire weekend! Second, there is a freebie cut file that you can download straight from The Cut Shoppe Blog. Today I have a layout to share that I created a layout using the freebie cut file, Happy Now.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I started with a white cardstock base and added a splash of color to the background using two different colors, No Yoking Coloringz & Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz, from Shimmerz Paints. I chose a bright and colorful patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Collection for the cut file image.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I then grabbed ephemera pieces from multiple Amy Tangerine Collections including Yes, Please and many other collections that I’ve been hoarding in my stash! I created clusters in three different areas on the cut file. I kept one of the clusters open for my journaling which I typed on my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I cut the journaling into small strips, similar to tiny word stickers, and added them to the journaling spot.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I backed the word “Hello” with black cardstock so I could incorporate it as part of my title, and I used Amy Tangerine black Thickers for the remaining words of the title. I then added my photo to the last open spot on the cut file. It’s a recent photo that I posted on Instagram from a field trip I attended with my kiddo. I’m always so grateful to be able to spend time with him during his school activities.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

For final touches I added a few Amy Tangerine enamel hearts and a border of black hand stitching around the perimeter of the circle cut file image.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

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

Thanks so much for joining me today & I hope you find some time to be creative this weekend!

All The Heart Eyes | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there friends! This month The Cut Shoppe is teaming up with Creative Scrappers so I have a bonus layout to share with you today!

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

We are working with Sketch #305 this month.

I started in Cricut Design Space with the Heart Eyes Cut File. I sliced out the sentiment from one of the open hearts. I then copied & pasted the heart 3 times. I sized them to fit onto a 12×12 layout and welded two of the hearts together. I then used the “all the heart eyes” heart for the title of my layout.

I cut all of the hearts on 6×6 pattern papers from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection, but before adhering the hearts to the layout I wanted to add a little mixed media to the white cardstock base. I did not use any gesso on this layout because I knew I would be adding a lot of water and I wasn’t planning on blending multiple colors. I went to my go-to No Yoking Coloringz from Shimmerz and applied the color to the white cardstock using the packaging technique.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

After the mixed media was dry I adhered the hearts to the background. I also added hand stitching around each of the hearts. I used multiple color threads on the heart with the sentiment because it had an ombre effect. If you’ve ever done hand stitching you understand that it can be quite time consuming, but I always love the look! I didn’t want to take away from the hand stitching so I added very few embellishments to the layout. I used ephemera & chipboard pieces from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection and also a few stickers from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem Collection.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File.

For final touches I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few Heidi Swapp Hot Pink Color Shine splatters.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

This photo was taken on a car ride home from school one day. My niece snapped it in the car and I knew that I had to print it off and scrapbook it! How cute are they with their Snapchat puppy faces!

Now you can take a look at the process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!

You can join in the sketch challenge fun by creating a layout and sharing on Instagram with the hashtags  #CSSketch305 and #CreatingWithSketches. Also remember to check out all of the cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store!

#Hustle | The Cut Shoppe

Hey crafty friends!! I’m back today with a new layout that was recently shared on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Going Geo Cut File.

I started with a light kraft cardstock base and added a wash of white acrylic paint to the background. In Cricut Design Space I enlarged the “Go” Geotag, included in the Going Geo Cut File set, to 10.5″ and cut the image on a pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine-On A Whim Collection. The white acrylic paint helps the cut file image pop off the background and to add a little more definition to the cut file I added hand stitching using hot pink embroidery floss.

After the hand stitching was complete I moved on the photo. I added a couple layers of white tissue paper and fun foam to the photo to help elevate it from the background. I tucked multiple die cuts, clear stickers, and stickers from the On A Whim sticker book around the photo for extra pops of color. I love all of the bright colors in this collection!

The title of my page is #Hustle from the On A Whim chipboard sticker sheet. After I received this sticker sheet I wasn’t sure how I would use the word ‘Hustle’. When I think of this word I think of sports related activities but I don’t have those type of photos to scrapbook. Then I remembered that I had this photo of the airport from a recent trip we went on. We were going to Vegas and had a terrible experience with the airline! Our flight was cancelled as we were walking out the door to head to the airport and we couldn’t find another flight out from the original airport because, like us, everyone on the cancelled flight was looking for another flight out. We ended up finding seats at a different airport but had to HUSTLE to make it there on time. We arrived at the gate as the plane was boarding, but we made it! This photo was actually taken after we had returned home because I didn’t have one second to snap a photo as we were running into the airport to try to make our outgoing flight! This memory is actually one that stands out the most in my head from this vacation so it is fitting that it will be the opening page to our Vegas scrapbook.

I added the journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter, cut the journaling into strips, and added it directly under my photo. I finished the layout by adding splatters of Hot Pink Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

I’ve also put together a process video showing how this layout came together!

Thank you so much for joining me today and remember to head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files!

XO Valentine | The Cut Shoppe

Hi crafty friends! I’m back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Cupid’s Arrows Cut File.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows

I started by “slicing” the cut file image apart in Cricut Design Space. I enlarged the arrows and rotated them slightly on the design screen for this fun tilted design! Once I had the arrows positioned I used the “attach” feature to hold the placement before sending the cut file image to the cutting mat.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

I backed the arrows with a pattern paper from the Shimelle-Little By Little Collection and added hand stitching using black embroidery floss to create a defined edge along each arrow to help them pop off the page. I positioned my photo at the same angle as the arrows and added a lot of Valentine themed embellishments, including products from the Crate Paper Hello Love & Heart Day Collections and clear American Crafts stickers.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

This layout was so much fun to put together and I love how the back stitching adds so much emphasis to the arrows!

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

I’ve put together a YouTube process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!

Thanks so much for joining me today and remember to head to The Cut Shoppe to check out all of the cut files and digital collections!

Kelly Janes