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The Cut Shoppe – Sweet Moments

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Fall-themed layout with you. I used two cut files: All About Fall background and Autumn Acres.

I knew I wanted to create a shaker pocket in the middle of the page. I drew a circle in the Silhouette program and combined it with the All About Fall background image. The β€œcrop” option under the Modify tab allows you to merge the two images together, so to have a shaped version of the cut file. I then offset the outer circle to create a border. In order to have enough space for sequins and wood veneers to move freely in the pocket, I created a separate circular border that matched the measurements of the cut file and cut it three times. By stacking the individual cuts I was able to achieve the dimension I needed. A piece of acetate was glued in between the first two top layers.

Before adhering the prepared cut file onto my background paper, I backed some leaves with different patterned papers from the Crate Paper Carousel collection.

At this point I realized I wanted to make my layout feel more autumnal. The Autumn Acres cut file came in handy for that. I picked one of the leaves in the set and cut it in different sizes from a variety of patterned papers in yellow, pink, and teal hues. I then layered them all around the cut file, in kind of a messy way. I think it looks more natural that way πŸ˜‰

A title and a few embellishments finished the layout.

I love how this page turned out. Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store and pick up some awesome cut files to document your memories.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – A Combination Of Stamp Sets

Hello everyone! Enza back with you today to share a new layout featuring a combination of stamp sets: Wood Pallet Background, Blooming Bouquet, and More Than Words.

It happens sometimes that I have an idea in mind and not the right patterned paper to execute it. I originally wanted to use the beautiful wood grain paper included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, but I only had bits and pieces left, so I decided to create my own patterned paper with the Wood Pallet Background stamp set. After stamping a full 12×12 white card stock with it, I used a craft die from my stash to obtain stitched circles in a variety of sizes.

Then I did the same thing with my pictures. To create more interest and extra dimension, I printed a bigger and a smaller copy of the same picture and die cut it with the same dies in progressive sizes. I used foam dots to adhere them together. Once the background design was ready, I started working on the flower clusters. I heat-embossed all the images with Altenew Crisp Pure White embossing powder and used Altenew inks to color them. Lots of layers and dimension create a more natural and realistic look.

Finally, I added sentiments from the More Than Words stamp set on the edge of some circles. The Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder brought in the right amount of shine and coordinated perfectly with the other colors on the page. The tiny dotted stamps included in the Blooming Bouquet stamp set, as well as enamel dots in matching colors, completed the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to combine a variety of stamp sets to achieve a desired look on your pages.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

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The Cut Shoppe – All The Things You Love Right Now

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be on The Cut Shoppe Design Team for another term to share projects featuring Ashley’s amazing cut files.

The focus of today’s layout is the All The Things cut file, which not only served as title for the page, but also inspired the journaling that went with it.

I enlarged the cut file to the desired size, then using the offset function in the Silhouette software created a border. I find that this is the easiest way for me to make a cut file stand out more and create some separation between patterned papers. The Take Note September kit from the Fairytale Club I used here is very colorful and features a variety of patterns. The border around the cut file allowed me to incorporate many of them while still achieving a defined look.

I placed the photo where the cut file had an empty space. To give it dimension, I adhered it down with foam dots. I also added lots of embellishments around it.

I wanted to continue the β€œAll the things” sentiment to include β€œyou love right know”. The bottom heart worked perfectly in place of the word β€œlove”. I finished the layout with several pieces from the kit and my journaling.

Thank you for stopping by today. Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for this and many more awesome cut files. Have a lovely day!