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!!

Love Lives Here | The Cut Shoppe

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

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I started in Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta and sliced out the “heart 2 travel” USA image. I then duplicated the image and used the contour feature to hide all of the icons within the image to create a solid USA shape. For the other image I used the contour feature to hide all of the icons but the heart. I then positioned the heart onto the solid USA image approximately in the area where we live. I sliced the heart through the solid USA image. I then duplicated the image and set one of the cut files to cut and one of the cut files to write. You will find a step by step Cricut tutorial in my process video at the bottom of this post.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I drew the cut file image on a sheet of white cardstock using one of my Cricut pens and used blue & pink embroidery floss to hand stitch and create string art. I cut the second USA image on a sheet of patterned paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On Collection. I adhered the patterned paper to the white cardstock string art USA image.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

The theme for my layout today is all about our home. I took a photo of our house and printed it twice using my Instax Share Printer. I positioned the photos on top of the string art using liquid adhesive. I then used multiple embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On Collection, including chipboard, leatherette stickers, and die cuts. For final touches I added black splatters using Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I was so excited to win the entire Dream On Collection from a Pinkfresh Studio Instagram giveaway and this collection was the inspiration for this entire layout! I loved all the house die cuts and patterned papers. Andy and I moved into this house right after we were married and I’ve never documented our home! Probably because I didn’t have any photos of just our home! I went out and snapped this photo right before I put the layout together! HA!

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

Now you can take a look at my process video for this layout which include a Cricut Design Space Tutorial using the new 3.0 beta software.

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

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!