Summer Love | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there friends! Today I have a layout to share with you that I recently created for The Cut Shoppe using the Flower Garden Cut File.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Flower Garden Cut File & Pebbles Patio Party Collection.

I love this cut file, and I was immediately drawn to the florals. I decided to alter the cut file during the upload process, in Cricut Design Space, by erasing the words on the cut file. This way the florals will be uploaded all on their own & ready for me to use without requiring any clean up on the Design Screen. (A step-by-step tutorial for this process can be found in the process video at the end of this blog post.)

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Flower Garden Cut File & Pebbles Patio Party Collection.

I cut the flowers on white cardstock and backed them using a 6×6 Patterned Paper from the Pebbles Patio Party Collection. I tucked my photo under the cut file & positioned Die Cuts and Stickers from the same Patio Party Collection around the layout.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Flower Garden Cut File & Pebbles Patio Party Collection.

I decided to use a Grid Patterned Paper, from the Patio Party Collection, as my background. But before I adhered anything down, I added a splash of pinkĀ  to the patterned paper using a Shimmerz Paints mist and the packaging technique. This just adds another pop of color and a little more visual interest to the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Flower Garden Cut File & Pebbles Patio Party Collection.

I needed to figure out a title once that was dry and everything was adhered. I went through my stash and came across an older set of the Bella Blvd Ciao Chipboard Words. I loved the script font & thought it would be the perfect addition to this layout. I didn’t want to leave it stark white so I used the same Shimmerz Paints Pink Mist and a pink gelato to color the bottom portion of the word…giving it an ombre feel. For final touches, I added Black Color Shine splatters and a few lines of journaling using American Crafts Journaling Pens.

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

I’ve fallen way behind on my blog posts so there may be a mass of layouts coming your way very soon! HA! Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files! Ashley has so many wonderful designs in the shop!

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Sun Tan | The Cut Shoppe

We were recently discussing Print Then Cut in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group. There were quite a few people who had never tried this feature and were curious how it worked or just wanted more detailed information. My friend & owner of The Cut Shoppe, Ashley Horton, and I are teaming up and creating tutorials showing how easy it is to use this feature. Ashley is a Silhouette Cameo user so her video will focus on how to use this feature using the Cameo. My blog post & video will focus on how to use this feature in Cricut Design Space.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Ashley designed this FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut that is only available in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group, so be sure to head there to download a free copy. You can still use this printable even if you don’t own a die cut machine. Just print it out and then fussy cut all of those cute images!

I do have a step-by-step tutorial for Print Then Cut (PTC) included in the Process Video at the end of this blog post, but a PTC file is uploaded almost exactly the same as a regular cut file in Cricut Design Space. The only step that is different is at the very end. You will want to save it as a PTC file rather than a Cut File. One of the things I love about The Cut Shoppe is all files are on a transparent background so it makes uploading into Design Space a breeze!

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

For my layout today I cut a circle from the Full Circle Cut File on white cardstock. I then backed the cut file using the Tropical Bliss Patterned Paper from the Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection. PTC files are great to use as embellishments and the bonus is you will never run out! You just print another copy! I used multiple icons from The Cut Shoppe FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut. I also used multiple Die Cuts and Chipboard Pieces from the same Bella Blvd Collection for additional embellishing.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Sometimes white cardstock feels too bright so I wanted to break that color up a bit before I adhered down my embellishments and photo. So, I added a splash of pink behind the embellishments using a pink mist from Shimmerz Paints. I was trying to figure out what I should do for a title & where my title placement should go. I decided to place it directly in the center of the cut file using a phrase and a banner from The Cut Shoppe Printable.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team using the Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut & Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing you how to upload, print and cut this free printable from The Cut Shoppe.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with my today! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Print Then Cut process!

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