Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Spring" Layout with Enza

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it pairs really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bee happy | Anna Komenda

Hello The Cut Shoppe fans. It's Anna here with my last post for this fantastic team. I won't be publishing on TCS blog anymore but I will not stop using those cut files for sure. I am a fan of Ashley's designs for years and I always find them inspiring. So it's not a good bye for me. For my last inspiration I created this juicy, spring page with a lot of flowers.

I used "The flower power" background cut file to create this mixed media and artsy look.

I colored the white watercolor paper sheet with Distress Oxide inks to get fresh background for my cut out. I also colored the cut out itself.

I used a picture of bee that I snapped year ago. It was such a great, spring day with everything blooming around. Insects were working like crazy flying from flower to flower. Just a perfect world.

If you want to learn how to make similar page, I have a video tutorial for you. 

Thank you for stopping by and for all those lovely comments during my term. Hope to meet with you somewhere on-line.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Layout by Jill

Hi Everyone!  I'm back with a new page featuring the Celebrate Easter cut file that just landed in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store a few days ago.  I made the cut file REALLY BIG to create a giant title on my layout.

I started by getting the word Easter sized to my liking, cut it once out of a white and gray patterned paper, then removed all the inner cut lines and cut it again to back the file just right.

Whenever I use over-sized cuts like this one, I tend to hold back on using a ton of embellishments.  I don't want to overwhelm the eye with too many embellishments and patterns, so I embellished around my photo and then added puffy stickers and die cuts in just a few spots on the page.

I just love a pretty, pastel Easter page!

Thanks for stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog today!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Cut Files | Easter Memories

Spring is springing, and we've got some awesome new cut files that will add a spring to your step!  If it's not feeling like spring where you live, I'm sure you're like me and have photos from last year that still need to be documented.  I decided to go with an Easter photo and the new Celebrate Easter cut file on my layout.

I cut the Easter title from White card stock and backed each of the letters with a different patterned paper from the 6x6 Flourish paper pad.  For my background paper, I used a subtle pattern from the Flourish collection, that wouldn't overwhelm the papers I used behind the cut file.

Since I had a lot of pattern in the background, I decided to create a visual triangle on the layout, to draw attention to the clusters.  I started at the top with my photo and placed a chipboard butterfly next to it, for emphasis.  Then I added a few stickers from the collection.

I finished the other two clusters with a mix of stickers and chipboard.  Adding pop dots behind your stickers helps add dimension and gives the cluster a more pleasing look, rather than just having all of your layers flat.  I felt like I needed one more thing to finish the layout, so I cut the word "memories" and placed it in the center of the layout to complete the title.

Whatever you're documenting this spring, we've got you covered!  Head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to check out these new designs and all of our spring, Easter and floral themed cut files!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


We are so excited to introduce you to the new Design Team for April-September!  These talented ladies will bring you inspiring projects each month, starting in April.  You can follow them on social media to check out all of their gorgeous work!

As we get ready for a new term, we have several designers that we have to say goodbye to.  We have loved having Enza Gudor, Anna Komenda and Jennifer Albrecht with us these past 6 months.  Their work has inspired us, and we've loved their creativity with the cut files.  Be sure you are following each of them to keep up with their beautiful designs!

Friday, March 9, 2018

"Rainbow Of Possibilities" Layout with Enza

Hello everyone! Enza here to share a new, colorful layout with the Bermuda Triangle cut file.

If you have seen my work, you might have noticed how much I love background cut files. They are the perfect starting point for a layout and a nice “tool” if you want to incorporate multiple patterns and colors. The collection I have used for this page is the happy Box of crayons by Shimelle. I don't have any of the embellishments yet, so I had to make do with patterned paper, but I really couldn't wait ;)

I started by backing the cut file. The easiest way to do this if you are using just one patterned paper is to cut the outline only. The Release Compound Path function in the Silhouette software is your friend in this case, as it allows you to get rid of elements you don't want to send to cut. Here I deleted all the triangles and kept the main outline and all the areas in between. I then adhered the two pieces together with liquid adhesive.

Next, I fussy-cut a bunch of frames from one of the patterned papers and arranged them in a wonky way around the photo. I used foam adhesive for dimension.

To give it a feminine touch, I also added fussy-cut flowers and leaves.

Cut files are truly an amazing tool - they save the day most of the time, especially when you don't have enough elements from a collection or want to make patterned paper the star of your page.

Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for more inspiring designs.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Don't Grow Up | Kelly Janes

Kelly here with you today to share a new 12x12 scrapbook layout using The Everyday Essentials Cut File & The You've Been Punc'd Cut File!

I cut a couple stars and an ampersand from The Everyday Essentials & a couple of the icons from The You've Been Punc'd Cut File using 6x6 patterned papers from the Crate Paper Cool Kid Collection. The photo I'm documenting is a self portrait my son drew of himself at school. I thought the CP Cool Kid Collection set the perfect tone for this layout! I tucked the cut files right alongside all of the other die cuts & embellishments to help enhance the layout.

I love using cut files as large focal points, but it's also so fun to size them down and use them as embellishments! There are just so many possibilities when it comes to cut files!!

Now you can take a look at my process video to see how this layout came together! 

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all the cut files!!