Sunday, December 11, 2016

'Tis The Season To Sparkle With Irit

Hi! Irit here and I'm excited to share with you a new holiday themed project I created using some lovely new cut files from the Cut Shoppe!
Here's my finished project-

These are the cut files I used:

'Tis The Season

Tree Farm

I love cutting my cut files using white cardstock because it allows me to choose any color scheme as I design my layout.

I used some lovely Felicity Jane kits papers and embellishments on this layout. I am all for using a non traditional color scheme for the holidays.

I resized the trees so I could have a variety of sizes. The smaller ones in the back, the bigger ones in the front with some foam adhesive to create depth.

Of course I welded some of the words in my title, it just makes it so much easier to handle!

I hope you feel inspired to go create something beautiful, make sure you check out these files and many more at the Cut Shoppe store! Have a lovely day!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

You Float my Boat

Hi everyone! Mandy with you today to share a traveler's notebook spread that I created!

We were super lucky to go on a 9 night cruise in November to New Caledonia (from Australia)... We had such a great time and I came home with lots of beautiful photos to scrap! I decided that the best way for me to document these photos is going to be in a traveler's notebook. I think that if I try to do a 12x12 album, that it'll take me forever, and I'll never get around to completing it. So this is the first page that I've completed in this notebook...

The Nautical Notions cut file set was absolutely perfect for documenting this photo, and I think I'll definitely be using it multiple times throughout my traveler's notebook!

The Nautical Notions cut file consists of four icons, that can be used on your scrapbooking and paper crafting projects.

Here are some closeups...

I love this phrase from the Nautical Notions cut file set, and I knew that I had to use it on a page of my husband and I together! I cut it out of patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection and then added some foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension.

I added some layers of patterned paper behind the photo and then popped an acrylic heart and a little word/phrase sticker to the bottom right hand corner of the photo.

I cut the anchor using another cut file from the Nautical Notions set and added foam tape behind this as well. I finished the spread off with some journaling and a few enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Why don't you head on over to The Cut Shoppe etsy store to check out this cut file as well as the new Christmas themed ones that have recently been added!

Friday, December 9, 2016

All I Want for Christmas Product Swap with Pretty Little Studio

Hello Cut Shoppe friends! I am so excited to share in the festivities this week with The Cut Shoppe's product swap with Pretty Little Studio!

For this project I used the colorful, festive papers and embellishments from Pretty Little Studio's Holly Jolly Collection along with this week's new cut files - 'Tis the Season and Tree Farm available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

I started by cutting several trees using white card stock, which I backed with several of the patterned papers and vellum from Holly Jolly, and attached to a 12x12 piece of white card stock.

Next, I cut the title using patterned paper and offset that with the Clear Peppermint Stripes acetate, which I love using whenever possible to give projects that added bit of texture. If you are not sure what settings to use when cutting acetate, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube.

When layering the title, I used double-sided foam squares for dimension between the layers as well as behind it to make it "pop" off of the page.

Next up were embellishments - I chose to keep these simple since the layout already has a lot going on. I choose a few die cuts, acrylic stars, and enamel dots. Last was the cute deer and tiny bow on the title.

Don't forget to visit the Pretty Little Studio blog for more inspiration! When you've finished there, head over to The Cut Shoppe to pick up these and other cut files using code MERRY31 for a 31% discount on your entire through the month of December!

Wait! There's more!

We can't have a product swap without a GIVEAWAY, so here's all of the details!

Leave a comment on TCS Blog each day.

The Winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

Winner will be chosen from the comments left on TCS Blog throughout the week.

Winner will be announced on Monday, December 12th.

Have fun joining in all of the Christmas inspiration this week!

FREE CUT FILE | Magical Christmas

It's time for a new FREE CUT FILE!  This week, we have the Magical Christmas cut file set and it includes 4 circle shapes with various Christmas designs.  You can download this week's file, by clicking on the image below.

I've got a new layout, using the snowflake design and one of my favorite techniques...hand stitching!

I used the Sketch Pens with my Silhouette Cameo to draw the design.  Then I stitched over the circle and snowflake with 3 different embroidery floss colors.  I decided to place the photo and embellishments on the outside edge of the circle, to keep from covering all of the hand stitching.

I hope you enjoy using the Magical Christmas cut file and you can still download our Free Cut File from December 2nd.  Just click HERE, to go to the post for Under the Mistletoe.  

We have 3 more weeks of Friday Free cut files, so make sure you stay connected with us on Social Media, so you won't miss out!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission from any purchases made from product clicks on this post.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Here Comes The Sun

Hello everyone! It's Zinia here with another layout for The Cut Shoppe & Pretty Little Studio product swap. I actually chose my products for the swap early to make sure they will arrive to me in time (international shipping can be very unpredictable) so their beautiful Christmas collections weren't available back then.

So today I'm going to show you how you can use a holiday cut file to create a non-holiday themed layout. The cut file I used is Under the Mistletoe (which is available for free) paired with a stencil I created with Tiny Triangles.


I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and added some gesso on a small area. I wanted to create a lighter background for my embellishments and photo to go on.

I cut the Tiny Triangles background from a laminate sheet and used it as a stencil to add some modeling paste. I colored the paste with some Shimmerz paints to create and ombre from orange to yellow.

On top of that I started creating a cluster with my cut files. I cut the design twice in different sizes and layered the pieces together near the gessoed area. 

I added my photo on top of the cut files and embellished with a few other bits. I didn't want to go overboard cause I really loved how the bold title stood out without other distracting elements. I also wanted to keep the colored paste visible.

I picked a few small embellishments like the leaf stickers and some little die cut hearts. I also cut out some hearts from a printed piece of vellum.

That was it! I really hope you enjoyed this page. I had a lot of fun putting it together and hopefully I helped you get inspired to create something with your cut files. Until next time, happy scrapping :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Advent Calendar - Product Swap with Pretty Little Studio

Hello everyone! Enza here with you today with a project for the week-long product swap with Pretty Little Studio.

I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday. Lots of crafting going on for me at this time of the year! I had been thinking about making an Advent calendar for quite some time, but never got around to it. When I saw the Tinsel Town collection designed by Ashley Horton for Pretty Little Studio I could not resist. I had purchased a wooden frame from Michaels a few weeks back and thought it would be perfect for the idea I had in mind.

I used a lot of different cut files: Decked out (which is free in the Sassy Scrappers store), Under the Mistletoe (another free cut file you can find on The Cut Shoppe blog), Tree farm, Tinsel Town, and Wreathed in love.

The first thing I did was cut all the fun little boxes. I wanted to have a variety of them, so you can find gift boxes, pillow boxes, envelopes, and gift card holders.

 I love the die-cuts that come in the collection. There are so many of them and all as cute as can be!

I cut the Under the Mistletoe cut file from two different type of cardstock and adhered one on top of the other. I love the effect the layering creates.

The Noel frames are one of my favorite products. I backed them with some of the patterned acetate sheets in the collection and decorated them with cut aparts, cut files, and die-cuts. For day 18, I also used some of the fun paper that comes in the packaging.

 A few ornaments here and there add more texture and dimension.

I really love how this Advent calendar turned out. The Tinsel Town collection is just beautiful. Don't forget to check out all the awesome cut files available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store. For the whole month of December you can use the code MERRY31 to get 31% off your total purchase.

Last but not least, you can win a $25 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store by leaving a comment on TCS Blog each day throughout the week. A winner will be announced on Monday, December 12th.

Have fun joining in all of the Christmas inspiration this week!

Thank you for stopping by!