Friday, September 2, 2016

Explore - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi there scrappy friends,

I'm back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe!

By now you probably will not be surprised that I chose a circle cut file set, again :). I'm not sure why I am so drawn to circles but it's what it is! This new set, Strings Attached, is kind of awesome, don't you think?! Circles and string art in one, you know what I mean?

I decided to use one of the latest releases for this layout, Cool Kid from Crate Paper. Obviously I love this collection! It's the right amount of cool and adorable in one and I just love the bright colors. It seems that Crate Paper can do nothing wrong!

I picked a grey star print paper for the background, so that the bright color papers I chose for backing my cut files just pop. I created the design in my Silhouette Studio first, drew some circles in different sizes and scattered them around my page. I added my string circles just so I see the whole design together. I then I removed these and left only my simple circles and cut those from the grey paper. Then I backed them with some scraps. The string circles I cut from white card stock and I backed these too with several different color papers. The biggest one I first backed with my photo, then after trimming it, I also added patterned paper behind it. I machine stitched around all these with black thread. I popped some of my string circles on foam for some variation. I scattered some embellies around the page, some puffy stickers, stickers, chipboard stickers and phrase stickers. Oh and that cute silver star that I have no idea what it is made of ha!

As a final step I added my journaling, date and the obligatory ink splatters! I hope you like how this turned out! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day X

Monday, August 15, 2016

Best Friends - The Cut Shoppe and Creative Scrappers team up

Hi guys,

Today I'm bringing you a layout for The Cut Shoppe that I created for our team up with Creative Scrappers! Creative Scrappers provided us with this awesome sketch, I love it so much! I'll probably be using this in the future again! Look:

When I saw the circles I knew right away which cut file I wanted to use. Well it was the obvious choice too if I'm honest. The Sassy Circles! I haven't used this cut file yet so it was the perfect opportunity!

At the time I made this layout I just got my hands on the (then) new Millie and June line from Fancy Pants and I had to use it right away! Since then I've made several layouts with it, I just love it so very much! Especially the cobalt blue in it. I picked some of my favourite photos of my cousin and me from many years ago. Somehow this line reminded me of our life long friendship, we grew up together, she is really more like a sister to me. In fact I only used this line to scrap our photos. Even the name Millie and June reminds me of the mischievous little girls we once were!

So here's my take:

Look at the bow! Isn't it just the most beautiful color?!

I hope you like what you see! If you have any questions just leave a comment! Your feedback is always welcome too!

I hope you are inspired to use this sketch for your next project! I'd love to see it!

Happy summer and happy scrapping you guys!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Sandy toes and salty kisses - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi guys,

I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with a new layout!

My most favourite photos to scrap are our summer photos so I was going through some folders and picked a really old one of my boyfriend (and me! can you find me?!) from before our son was born. I love this photo! Of course it was taken in our most favourite places in the whole wide word, Barcelona, Spain! We haven't been there in two years so I guess that's the reason I am scrapping these photos! By the time you read this post however, we will be in Barcelona lying on the beach hopefully yay :).

I really wanted to use this super cool new cut file, Sketchy Scallops, but didn't want to back it with patterned papers like I normally do, I just wanted to use it as a layer in the background. I also wanted to use a big summer related title, for which I chose the Open Letter Alpha that I stretched so the letters are taller and welded the letters together. Mainly because I'm lazy and didn't want to back every single letter separately, ha! I then backed these with a variety of paper scraps from my stash. My background paper is from the Crate Paper Poolside collection if I'm not mistaken. It was one of my favourite papers last summer so I still have several sheets :).

Since the cut files add plenty of interest to the page, I didn't really want to add an awful lot of embellishments. However, I still HAD TO add some because well...I cannot do without ha! I found an old travel themed chipboard sheet from Crate Paper which I barely used and picked out a frame and some smaller pieces to add next to my photo. I love the colors of these chipboards and they went with my papers perfectly I think!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or the other! Get your die cutting machines out and get cutting! Enjoy your summer guys! See you soon X