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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Pink Paislee – The Good Life

Hello again everyone! I am kicking off Hearts week on the Pink Paislee blog today with a sweet layout about my younger daughter and her great-grandmother. There is a special bond between them. It is such a blessing that they get to spend quality time together and enjoy each other as much as possible. In this picture they were reading Goodnight Moon 1, 2, 3 and counting away. They kept going on and on until both of them got tired of it. I can’t think of a better theme to document this memory.

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This is the first time I can say a layout ended up looking as I pictured it in my mind. I wanted to represent the generations between them and thought nested hearts would be perfect for it. The new Oh My Heart collection is so gorgeous! I love how bright and colorful the papers and embellishments are. Paper 08 with its changing shades of watercolor strokes inspired the string art you see on the layout. I chose five colors of embroidery floss to match the colors of the paper. Once I had all my hearts cut out and perforated, I started stitching back and forth from the center to the sides. I wanted to get the look of rays of sunshine coming out of the picture.

Next, I used some foam adhesive to stack the hearts on top of each other, making sure to leave the same space between edges. I love the dimension it gives to the layout.

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To draw attention to the photo even more, I added some flower clusters which I created by mixing die cuts and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

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Some gold splatters, puffy stickers, and daisy petals (cut out from patterned paper) finished the layout. I hope this page has inspired you today! Make sure to stop by the Pink Paislee blog tomorrow for more inspiration from the Design Team!

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The Cut Shoppe – Forever

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you a new layout I created for The Cut Shoppe. I used a beautiful background cut file, You Gotta Have Heart, and the gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection by Fancy Pants Designs.

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I love the versatility of this cut file. It allows you to have fun with multiple patterned papers, you can use it as a stencil, or stitching template. My idea was to create a diagonal design. I wanted to keep the whole cut file without deleting any of the hearts, so I used my patterned papers to achieve that result. The more neutral pattern in the top right and bottom left corners of the page helps draw attention to the hearts in the middle even more.

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To give the layout more texture, I decided to stitch around some of the hearts and use pink vellum to back them. It adds a softer touch to the page.

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A few colorful banners and puffy stickers added the final touch.

This layout came together pretty quickly and I love how it turned out. You can find this amazing cut file and many other ones in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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