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.

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Happy Haunting | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! Halloween is by far my favorite holiday to scrapbook and I’ve given myself permission to continue scrapbooking this holiday all the way through November! Today I’m going to share one of the layouts I created last month for The Cut Shoppe using the Wicked Good Cut File.

12x12 Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Wicked Good Cut File.

I cut the circles from the Wicked Good Cut File on a very old Teresa Collins patterned paper that I had saved in my stash after a mixed media disaster fail. There’s a layer of orange acrylic paint and white gesso smeared on the patterned paper. I love how you can see the text pattern peeking out from under the paint on the circles.

12x12 Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Wicked Good Cut File.

Once I had the circles cut, I added messy orange stitching around each circle. I love the added texture that stitching adds to a layout! Going around the paper multiple times helps hide the fact that I can’t stitch a circle to save my life! HA! It gives the appearance that I was trying to be messy! I left the threads long for added embellishing.

12x12 Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Wicked Good Cut File.

I then added all of the circles, including my circle photos, in a diagonal design on a piece of purple Halloween patterned paper from Close To My Heart. I then went onto embellish the layout. I grabbed a lot of older product including: Simple Stories Frankie & Friends, Bella Blvd Spooktacular and other odds and ends from my stash.

12x12 Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Wicked Good Cut File.

I had planned on using the open circle with the bat as my journaling spot, but I didn’t want to add white strips of paper since I didn’t have any white anywhere else on the layout. So instead I grabbed word phrase stickers, from Maggie Holmes & Heidi Swapp, that give context to what is happening in the photos. I then added orange & black enamel dots around the layout.

12x12 Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Wicked Good Cut File.

I love all of the cut files from The Cut Shoppe; especially the Halloween cut files! Be sure to give the Etsy Store a visit to check out everything that is available!