Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

The Cut Shoppe – You Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Hello everyone. Today I have a new layout for The Cut Shoppe to share with you. I used one of the cut files included in the Crop Circles set. I love the new Maggie Holmes’ Chasing Dreams collection and was looking for a cut file that matched that feminine, romantic look.


Crop circles watermark

I started by cutting out the doily. As I wanted to add some hand stitching, I decided to offset the image, which gave me an additional border, then deleted the original cut file. The perforate option allowed me to obtain a stitching pattern that I could easily follow. This is something I do often, as it saves me time. I also love the final result.


Once the stitching was all done, I glued the cut file on top of it and started decorating my page. I added several layers of different patterned papers behind my photo and used foam tape to stick it down. The gorgeous flowers were the perfect addition, as they gave the layout that soft touch I was looking for. Here are some more close ups.



I hope you felt inspired today. You can find the Crop Circles cut file set in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.There are so many more to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one to fit a favorite collection, picture or idea.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!


Blog · Planner

Clique Kits – March Planner Spread

Hello, everyone. Today I want to share a planner spread featuring the new gorgeous Clique Kits March Play Kit. I love this kit to pieces. It is just beautiful. Such happy colors and fun patterns.


I was so inspired by all the goodies in this month’s kit that I decided to make my own dashboard for March.


I knew I wanted to use the Lil’ Bit Lovely patterned paper. I thought the chevron pattern would be cute to create a little pocket. As my base, I used a piece of white cardstock, which I trimmed to fit my Mini Happy Planner (it measures approximately 4.75” x 7”). I then did the same thing with the patterned paper. Since I wanted to cut the chevron paper in half, I first punched holes in it. That gave me an idea of where to cut.


I used some foam dots to give dimension to the beautiful floral piece included in the ephemera pack, and added one of Dr. Seuss’s quotes that I have always loved as my inspiration for the month. I had a hard time choosing the bits and pieces to go in the pocket. They are all so fun!

This is my monthly spread for March.



I like to keep it simple and usually only jot down a few things. The weekly spreads are much busier.

How lovely are these embellishments included in the kit? Don’t forget you can also download the exclusive printables that coordinate perfectly with the main kit.



If you are a planner girl, the Clique store has a whole section where you can find stamps, stickers, monthly pages, washi, anything you need to complete your planner spread.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!


Blog · Hybrid scrapbooking

Sahin Designs – Pocket Letter

Hello, everyone. I am back with a new project today. Don’t you just love receiving happy mail? Or better, making someone’s day by sending some pretty goodies? I have been enjoying putting together pocket letters lately. It is a fast project and you can have one done and ready to be mailed in no time.

For my pocket letter today, I have decided to use the Crafty Fingers collection. I absolutely love the colors and the sentiments, perfect for your crafty friends.


I usually use Trading Card Sleeves. They are smaller than the page protectors you would use for your Project Life spreads. I find they are not as bulky when it comes to shipping them out. To start, I printed my favorite cards and patterned papers from the collection and cut them to measure 3.5”L x 2.5”W.


Embellishing is my favorite part. What I like about working with digital collections is that you can mix and match your elements and achieve a personalized look each time. It is also fun incorporating physical items, such as stickers, twine and enamel shapes, that coordinate well with your chosen collection.


I used foam dots on most of the cards. I like the dimension they add.



Once you are done preparing your pocket letter, fill up each pocket with all the pretty stuff. Your friends will love it!

I hope you felt inspired today.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!