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The Cut Shoppe – Hello Life

Hello friends! Today I’m bringing you a new layout for The Cut Shoppe featuring the Say Anything cut file set.

Finding a title for my layouts is always a struggle. Anything that comes to mind sounds and looks silly, so I end up using the same words over and over again. This awesome cut file set has some sentiments that are perfect if you, like me, are lacking imagination πŸ˜‰

I enlarged one of the sentiments to fit my 12×12 background paper. The collection I used is the gorgeous Dream On collection by Pink Fresh Studio. I chose one of the patterned papers for the cut file and used other ones to back it. I also created an outline for the cut file as I wanted to add a border to it. To give it more dimension, I used foam dots to adhere the title down.

Once I had that in place, I started building my layers behind the photo.

To balance off the big title, I cut out two strips of patterned paper in different colors and placed them in the top portion of my page. I also decided to stitch around the edges to add more texture. I repeated the stitching in the bottom left corner of the layout as well. Lots of fun embellishments finished the layout.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for this great cut file set.

Have a lovely day!

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The Cut Shoppe – Boys Rule

Β Hello friends! I’m back today with a new boy layout for The Cut Shoppe. I used one of the cut files included in the Boys Rule set and the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection.

I wanted the cut file to be my title and take up most of the page, so I enlarged it as much as possible and backed it with a mix of patterned papers from the collection. I opted for a diagonal design which, in my opinion, is always a fun way to add interest to a layout.

I adhered the title down with foam tape to give it dimension and layered my picture with several patterned papers and tags. I love this photo of my son. It just shows how hard it can be to take a picture of him lately πŸ˜‰

I finished the layout with some fussy cut embellishments, wood veneer stars and enamel dots.

That’s it, friends. A fun and easy page that came together in no time. Check out this awesome cut file set in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Mothers: You Are My Bright Side

Hello Pink Paislee friends! Today I’m kicking off ‘Mothers’ week on the Pink Paislee blog with a layout that combines some of my favorites: lots of pink, flowers, butterflies, and a sweet picture of me and my kids. I’m actually very excited about the way this photo turned out. It is so hard to get all of us to smile at the same time. You can totally see my boy is chewing on a piece of candy, but I’m ok with that. It makes me smile πŸ™‚

I picked the pink ombre patterned paper from the Oh My Heart collection as my background and created what reminds me of a field of flowers. The cut file is from the Silhouette store (item #81773). I just replicated it a few times across the page varying the size and the direction of the single flowers. Folding the petals took quite a bit of time, but the end result was totally worth it. A similar idea can be achieved with fussy cut or origami flowers.

I backed each flower with a different patterned paper from the collection. Although it is barely visible in the picture, it adds a lot of interest to the layout. I love all the colors peekingΒ through the petals.

Next came the picture. I opted for a black and white one as it creates a nice contrast and allowed me to cluster colorful fussy cut flowers in the top right corner.

At one point, I felt like something was missing. What’s a field of flowers without butterflies? I decided to cut a few in different sizes and layered them for extra dimension. The stitched swirls added the final touch.

I hope you felt inspired today to use some of your favorites on your mother-themed layouts. Happy Mother’s Day!