Tuesday, February 21, 2017

First Day of School | The Cut Shoppe

Hi Everyone! Today I'm here to share a new layout for The Cut Shoppe featuring the You've Been Schooled cut file. It was the perfect chance for me to use it as Leila started school a few weeks back.

Like most of my layouts, I've made the cut file a HUGE focal point on the page. I backed the design with papers from the new Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then hand stitched in random places to create a little extra texture. The entire cut file piece, along with the photo stack, were then popped up from the background paper with foam tape to create some dimension. I've fussy cut some butterflies from pattern papers within the collection to use as embellishments, and added in a few die cut pieces from the ephemera pack, plus glitter dots to finish the layout off.

Here's a look at the Cut file set I chose the title from. Theres plenty more fun designs to use within this one set, so its well worth talking a look at if you have school aged children

Here's some close ups of the layout 

I've used the inner cut piece from the star on the right of the cut file within a cluster on the left of the photo. I try to do this with most cut files to avoid too much paper waste.

I've used crochet thread in multiple places around the file by either stitching multiple times or tying it together

I had some extra photos from the day so rather than use them on a completely different layout, I've shrunk them down and used them within the O's of the word school.

That's all form me today, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for all your cut file needs, theres so much to choose from! 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Love this little stinker | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone! Sharing for D-lish Scraps here today and I've gone back in time and scrapped some photos of Leila from 2013.. Such a sweet little face that always keeps us entertained, and that just started school! Cannot believe how fast the days go by! 

For this layout I've chosen a rainbow assortment of goodies from the D-lish store. There's some new release items and some of my all time favourites. Like my recent Cybercrop page, I've steered clear of using any pattern papers to ensure the D-lish products and the photos take centerstage. I kept the main focus of the layout towards the centre of the page, following a horizontal design and kept the white background as is, with a few random splatters of gold mist after completion of the layout. 

Lets take a close look at all the D-lish goodness.. 

I tucked a printed 'fringe' tag and 'Sweet Talker' Journal It to the left of the photo, and embellished with a new Bitty Bow clip, crochet thread from my stash, plus a resin & enamel glitter dot.

The main cluster to the left of the photos is made up of Coloured wire, a flair buttonpaper flowers (pastel petals & forget me nots) a sequin butterflyElegance & fantasy blooms, ombre wordfetti, and finished off with another resin enamel glitter dot

Under the photos I've used a 6 inch white lace doily, which were recently restocked including the new 5 inch size, along with some hessian from the Summer Squeeze Just Add Paper Kit

The next cluster I worked on to the right of the photos is made up of a similar assortment of items as the left cluster. Includes Coloured wire, a flair button, paper flowers, glitter dots, wordfetti and a glitter butterfly that I've had in my stash for a very long time from a very very very old Just Add Paper kit.

Lastly the title I kept pretty simple, a cutfile word arrow followed with some typed text and a little extra crochet thread.

That's all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Scrap Suite group on Facebook to see what the Design team has come up with for the newest Cybercrop challenges.

Until next Time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You make my heart smile | The Cut Shoppe

Hello Scrappy Friends! Today I have a new layout share for The Cut Shoppe, featuring one of the newest Cut file XOXO

I was really drawn to the grid style design the cut files created so I created the layout based around that design

I've used the Love Always collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, which is super pretty and the colours are soft and sweet. I backed all the cut files with different patterns and added some machine stitching for a little extra detail and texture.  All pieces are popped up on foam for dimension, and the square frame with photo has a double layer to pop it up a little higher.

Here's some close ups..

I love creating clusters, and the ephemera within the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections are perfect for doing so. Lots of little pieces perfect for layering together

We still love Snapchat here!

and another little cluster of pieces to balance the layout out

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by The Cut Shoppe blog to see more delicious creations from other members of the Design Team, and check the shop for all the fun new cut file sets!
Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Creative Cards | D-lish Scraps

Hey Everyone! Back today with a quick share based on the New Inspiration Board at D-lish Scraps
'Fresh Cut' features a fresh palette of greens and gold, which combined together make for some juicy creations.. 

Here's a look at the new board

I thought I'd mix it up this month, by creating some cards. I hope you like them

Here's a closer look

For this card I started with some pattern paper and cardstock from my stash along with a Project Life card that I've fussy cut and used in the centre of a lace doily. I grouped together paper and resin flowers either side of the circle made from coloured wire, along with a Sequin butterfly, minifetti and some enamel glitter dots

With this card I started with the same pattern papers, layered with white cardstock, some punchinella, a lace doily, paper bag that you can't really see and a Project Life card. To the sides I've used paper flowers, a sequin bow, arrow paper clip and some cut file pieces from The Cut Shoppe (Washi Love)

I really enjoyed making these cards, and can't wait to one day gift them onto someone. 
Be sure to check out the D-lish Scraps blog for the other DT member shares

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello Adorable | Scrap the Girls

Hey Everyone! Can you believe that it's FEBRUARY? 
Today is the day Scrap The Girls releases a new challenge, this month is a sketch.. Oh and good news.. I'm staying on the team YAY!

Lets get to the fun stuff.. Here's a look at the sketch for the month, one that involves use of multiple photos, or something in place of them. What ever inspires you!

I've used the Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper for this layout, plus a few extras from past Hip Kits. Love the brightness of the background paper and the embellishments that compliment it all.

I'm not sure if you can still see the sketch behind this, but the main elements are there. The striped background, tags and circular elements in the top right, title lower left, journalling bottom right, a Cat element, plus 4 photos. 

Here's some close ups..

Love creating mixed titles with various complimenting products. Big and bold!

Thats all from me today. Be sure to check out the Scrap the Girls blog to see all the other DT member creations. 
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Friday, January 27, 2017

Summer Fun | D-lish Scraps

Hello!! I'm back today with a last minute reminder about the Current D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board - Summer Squeeze. The layout I'm sharing with you all today also features the co-ordinating Just Add Paper kit

The photo I've chosen documents one of the fun things most of the younger generation love to do during summer - running through a sprinkler on a hot day. I remember the fun I used to have as a child in this very same backyard! 

I've used the sketch as a rough guide for how I wanted the layout to look, using the washi tape from the kit as the main 'pattern paper' strip on the left of the layout. I machine stitched through each piece to ensure it never peels up or moves, but also as an extra decorative touch. I tried to use as many pieces from the kit as I could, including the fun flamingo die cut.

Here's some close ups..

Apart from the kit, there are quite a few items from the D-lish Store that I've used within the clusters on this layout. All of which I've linked below

January 2017 Just Add paper Kit - Summer Squeeze
Journal It's - Monochromatic pack,  Round & Round 'Brights', Tab from past kit
Puffy Alphabet sticker - Coral
D-lish Flair buttons - Mixed script words pack B, Positively Positive - Aqua
Veneer Frames
Lace Doily 5inch
Enamel Glitter dots
Dip Dye Tag

Thats all from me today, I hope this has inspired you to get a last minute creation made for the challenge. Remember you can now add your entries via the album in The Scrap Suite, as well as the usual Link up on the D-lish Scraps blog side bar.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Love that Smile | the Cut Shoppe

Hi Everyone! I'm back today with my newest layout share featuring one of The Cut Shoppe's NEW cut files . I love the finished look of this layout, and hope you do too!

I've used the Sweet Talker file, and sized it to fit the page so that there was white space all around the edges, then backed random hearts with pretty papers from the Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Here's some close ups 

You can see here that I've sewn through the hearts before popping the entire cut file piece up using some foam tape, giving the page an extra layer of dimension and texture

That's all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

P.s Here's another look at all the glorious Cut files just released this week in The Cut Shoppe Store