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!

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Good Life | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there, friends! I’m back today with a recent layout I created for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha Cut File.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha.

You may remember another layout I created for The Cut Shoppe when we attended a MJ Live Concert. I had a couple photos of Aidan dressed as Michael Jackson & wanted to document those as well. I grabbed a handful of Project Life Cards, to use as layers, from older Hip Kit Club kits along with color coordinating embellishments from past kits.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha.

A grid design is always a go-to design for me, so I used a Cricut Explore & a black Cricut pen to draw the grid lines on a piece of green patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. I’ve found using my Cricut to draw the lines is the easiest way to get the lines centered & straight. I used black embroidery floss to hand stitch along the drawn grid lines. I then positioned my photos & Project Life Cards in the upper right and lower left quadrants. I cut the letters “M” & “J” using the Thin Line Alpha Cut File & black cardstock. I positioned the letters in the opposing quadrants.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha.

Then came the fun…the embellishing! I used puffy stickers & die cuts from HKC, Puffy Stars & Black Puffy Alphas from Pinkfresh Studio & the stamp set from the Crate Paper – Good Vibes Collection to embellish the page. I layered the embellishments all around the page…including on top of the photo & tucked underneath the photo. I didn’t think I needed any journaling on this page because I have so much journaling on the opposing page that will be in my album.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Thin Line Alpha.

I do have a YouTube Process Video for this layout, but it needs a voice over recorded. I hope to have it published on my YouTube Channel soon. In the meantime be sure to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files & digital collections!

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