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The Cut Shoppe – Spring Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it paires really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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The Cut Shoppe – Rainbow of Possibilities

Hello everyone! Enza here to share a new, colorful layout with the Bermuda Triangle cut file.

If you have seen my work, you might have noticed how much I love background cut files. They are the perfect starting point for a layout and a nice “tool” if you want to incorporate multiple patterns and colors. The collection I have used for this page is the happy Box of crayons by Shimelle. I don’t have any of the embellishments yet, so I had to make do with patterned paper, but I really couldn’t wait 😉

I started by backing the cut file. The easiest way to do this if you are using just one patterned paper is to cut the outline only. The Release Compound Path function in the Silhouette software is your friend in this case, as it allows you to get rid of elements you don’t want to send to cut. Here I deleted all the triangles and kept the main outline and all the areas in between. I then adhered the two pieces together with liquid adhesive.

Next, I fussy-cut a bunch of frames from one of the patterned papers and arranged them in a wonky way around the photo. I used foam adhesive for dimension.

To give it a feminine touch, I also added fussy-cut flowers and leaves.

Cut files are truly an amazing tool – they save the day most of the time, especially when you don’t have enough elements from a collection or want to make patterned paper the star of your page.

Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for more inspiring designs.

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The Cut Shoppe – “Amazing”

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing a new layout with you. I love combining cut files on my pages. Sometimes I weld shapes together, other times I just like to layer them to add dimension and interest. The cut files I used for today’s layout are: Happy Hearts, Flower Delivery, and Funky Florals.

I started by duplicating the heart shape three times, and changing the dimensions to obtain different sizes. I then did the same with flowers and leaves. The collection I used is Moostruck by Pink Paislee, one of my absolute favorites. After adhering the hearts onto the background, I played with the embellishments to find the right placement.

I layered several cut files and fussy-cut elements to create three main clusters. I backed some cut files with patterned paper, others with vellum, while I left some other ones as is.

 The photo has journaling cards and tags behind it, as well as die-cuts and puffy stickers on top.

I used one of the die-cuts as my title, and scattered a few butterflies around to fill empty spots and finish the layout.

I love how all the cut files worked seamlessly together and added that dimension I always try to achieve on my layouts. Check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for these and many more amazing designs!

Until next time.