Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ohana Means Family with Jennifer


this is Jennifer with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe Design Team! This time I created a really colorful and fun layout with Mixed Media elements. 

For this layout I used the super cute flowers from the Folk Art cutfile and cut them from white cardstock. 

I then used a few of my shimmer mists and a piece of plastic packaging to bring some colors to those flowers. A few sprinkles here and there added a finishing touch. Because I didn't use a lot of water the cardstock didn't warp much. I curled the leaves of the flowers up myself for a bit of dimension.

I added a bit more color to my background by using a flowery stencil and some mint colored acrylic paint. The stencil matched the flowers from the cutfile perfectly so I was pretty happy with the end result. 

I used a black and white picture from an outing with friends und added lots and lots of colorful layers, that super fun pompom frame and few chipboard stickers. My title I pieced together from several different alpha and phrase sticker sets. 

That's it for today - thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


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Friday, February 16, 2018


The Cut Shoppe is having a Design Team call for our April-September term!  We love working with designers, who love to incorporate cut files into their work!  The call is open to U.S. and international designers.  


Knowledge of electronic die cut machines and the ability to work with PNG/DXF files

Create 2 projects per month - layouts, cards, Traveler's Notebooks, projects are all welcome

Post on The Cut Shoppe Blog 

Share your projects on Social Media

Clear/sharp photos of your projects

To apply:  

Send the following to

2-3 photos of your work

Links to where you share your work - e.g. Instagram, Blog, Gallery

Designers will receive all of the cut files created during your term and access to previous designs. 

Your projects will be promoted on all of The Cut Shoppe Social Media channels.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 2nd.  Those chosen for the Team, will be notified by Monday, March 5th.

Good luck!  We are looking forward to seeing your applications!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Cut Files | Wild Heart

I love creating unique titles for my layouts...I always feel like it's a substitute for the fact, that I don't use journaling on my layouts.  So I'm happy anytime I have a new font or phrase cut file to work with.  For today's layout, I used the new Trendy Typography cut file set.  It has several phrases to choose from and any of them would look great on your projects!

I paired the "Wild Heart" title with the new Pick Me Up collection by Paige Evans from Pink Paislee.  The idea popped in my head to fussy cut the frame paper and use a frame for each letter of the title.  I staggered the frames on the layout, by adding pop dots to the back of some and adhering the others straight to the background paper.  I really like the dimension it adds to the title.  I cut the "Wild Heart" phrase from papers in the 6x6 paper pad and placed them on each frame.

Once I had the title completed, I placed my photo at the bottom of the page and added two more frames, one above the title and one below.  Then I started working in embellishments from the collection.  I used some throughout the title and on the extra frames.  And I always love to layer some type of embellishment over the white space in my photos.

I loved all of the pops of color from the collection over the White card stock background, but wanted to add one more touch of color around the layout.  I cut a scalloped frame from the striped 12x12 paper and then stitched around it for extra texture on the layout.

Head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to pick up the Trendy Typography cut file, as well as the three other new sets that are available!  And make sure you tag us on Social Media anytime you use our cut files on your projects!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Heart Breaker | FREE CUT FILE!

Happy Valentine's Day friends!!  We love having all of you visit us on Social Media, and we love seeing what you create with the cut files from The Cut Shoppe!  So for Valentine's Day, we've got a gift for you...a FREE CUT FILE!  You can download the Heart Breaker cut file by clicking on the image below.

Our Design Team wanted to get in on the fun, so we have some inspiration for you, using the Heart Breaker cut file!

We hope you enjoy using the Heart Breaker cut file on your projects, and don't forget to tag us on Social Media any time share projects using cut files from The Cut Shoppe!  We love seeing what you create!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I Love Us by Jill

Hi there!  Happy (early) Valentine's Day!  I have a new layout using the Outburst file from TCS Etsy Shoppe, just click on the words to find the Etsy store and this versatile cut file.

I started by cutting the Outburst from pink paper, then layered this over the hearts and x's paper.  Next, I spent some time hand-stitching the cuts, I love doing this to add more definition and detail to cut files.

I used lots of torn edges and layers to mat the SnapChat photo of me and my girly, then added stickers right on the photo for the title.

I tend to cluster things around my photos in the same format on most of my pages... oh well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?  I spent a good amount of time working on the background, so I don't want to cover up the gorgeous cut file and all that hand-stitching.

The end result is a very lovey, heart-filled page about me and my girl.  The Outburst file was the perfect match for this page.

Thanks for checking out my post today, I hope you get lots of love and chocolate on Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

"I Like You" with Enza

Hello everyone! Enza here to share a new layout that is all about hearts and love. I paired the All Heart Remix cut file with the Forever My Always collection by Pebbles.

This layout started in a different way than what it turned out to be. When I cut it, I just wanted to use it as it is, and back it with different patterned papers. Then I thought it would be fun to just back half of it and use it as a semi-circle design with photo and embellishments on the opposite side. I was going to go with this second idea, but then I decided to cut it in half, keep the portion I had already backed up, and finish the circle with the foam words you see on the layout. I could not make it work!!! The words were too big and it just looked funny. I tried a few more options, until I decided to just use it as a decorative piece in two opposite corners of the page. Ah! I was finally happy! ;)

I opted not to back the portion in the top left corner, and only adhere two backed hearts and a couple of stickers onto it.

The round shape of the cut file offered me the perfect spot for those foam word stickers I really wanted to use. The rest was all about finding a placement for photos and embellishments.

I love how this layout turned out. Sometimes it's just a matter of trying different things before settling on the final design.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Books and More Books | Kelly Janes

Hey friends! Kelly here today with a new 12x12 layout using the Squared Away Background Cut File.

I sized the cut file to 11.5" in Cricut Design Space and cut it on a sheet of white cardstock. Before backing the cut file with purple cardstock I added splashes of color using a watercolor set.

I then embellished the layout with multiple die cuts and stickers from Pink Paislee - Paige Evan's Collections. This cut file is one of my all time faves from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and was actually one of the first cut files I ever purchased many years ago!

Now you can take a look at my YouTube Process Video.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me!!