Thursday, September 12, 2019

Today | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a new layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the gorgeous All Heart cut file

All Heart

I chose the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes for this layout and decided to do a reverse design on this layout, so I cut the design out from the spotted paper and then took the hearts out and put them aside. I then washi taped the background like a template to white cardstock. I took each heart and added them back in to the design like a jigsaw puzzle, I used foam tape to pop them all up and then took away the template once they were all back in. I love how it looks!

I added some pretty embellishments to enhance the design of my layout, I love the gold accents on the embellishments, they really match the colour of the photo. I added a wood veneer title that I have had in my stash for ages and I love how that looks.

The All Heart cut file is one of my all time favourite designs from The Cut Shoppe store. There is also also a remix of the same file where you can back the hearts instead of having them solid. It's such a versatile design and takes the guess work out of deciding on a design sometimes! 

Make sure to check out the store for all the awesome designs you can get! Don't forget once you have purchased the design they can be used over and over again and can be modified too!

Happy creating! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Love You | Unforgettable Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone,

Today I am excited to be sharing my first layout with you for Cocoa Vanilla using the stunning Unforgettable collection! I am documenting a beautiful photo of my sister and her husband from their wedding day and this collection just oozes lovely things like weddings!

I decided to cut a strip of the stripe side of the 'Sprightly' paper and placed it vertically down a plain white cardstock background. I then trimmed the white cardstock down so that I could use the pink side of the 'Unscripted' paper as a border. I added some machine stitching down each side of the vertical strip. I added some layers under my photo including the floral paper from the 'Pretty Bits' paper and one of the die-cut frames, I popped these all up using craft foam.    

I tucked in one of the tab stickers both at the top and bottom of my photo from the Accessory sticker sheet. As you can see in the detail photo above, I used some of the gorgeous new foam words as my title! They are gorgeous and aren't too sticky, perfect if you aren't sure of placement, they are easily repositionable which is very handy for me! I also added one of the gorgeous bows and a few other embellishments finish off this side of the layout.

On the left hand side, I added one of the cute banner stickers and tucked in some of the gorgeous floral die-cuts. I also layered one of the flair buttons to the top of one of the florals. A few other small embellishments like the clear stickers and enamel dots finish off this side. One thing I wanted to point out in the floral die-cuts is that gorgeous texture you can see in the detail photo below. I just love that not only are there beautiful colours in this collection but the texture is awesome too.

Thank you for stopping by today! This collection is just so gorgeous! If you haven't already ordered yours, make sure you get your order in at one of our retailers! Everything is stunning! I hope you are inspired to create something pretty with this collection.

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Extraordinary | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the awesome new Extraordinary cut file


I cut the design out from white cardstock and then added some craft foam underneath the cut file and stuck it down onto another piece of white cardstock. I also cut out all the insert pieces from the patterned papers with the Cameo so that I could add them back in. 

I just love the depth and shadows the cut file design gives from the dimension from the pop dots, its an effective look with the patterned papers sitting flat on the background too. I added a photo of my littlest man to the biggest star at the bottom. This boy is exactly that too....Extraordinary! He is the dream child, always thinking of others, kind, loving, smart and funny! The Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park paper was perfect to put with this cut file. I love the bright colours against the white of the cut file design.

I kept the embellishing minimal because of the title taking up lots of room and being one of the main focal points. I added a few phrase sticker, die-cuts, enamel dots, cork shapes and wood veneer pieces to enhance the design. Some of the die- cuts I did pop up but others I added just flat to the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create a project using one of the awesome large title cut files in The Cut Shoppe...there are loads to choose from so go and check out the store!

Happy creating!

Friday, August 23, 2019

You and Me | Free Spirit | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

 Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the gorgeous Free Spirit collection. Today my inspiration comes from the awesome sketch from Page Maps some of the design team were given to work with for this week.

Here is the awesome Page Maps sketch we were given for inspiration. It can be found under the October 2018 archives here

I still have a few bits from some of the older CVS collections so I decided to pull out the pretty Free Spirit collection and work with that. I stuck to the sketch design pretty closely, even adding the same elements the sketch suggested. I changed it slightly to balance the page and also replaced a suggested photo for paper instead.  I started off by trimming some white cardstock down and then machine stitching 2 circles. I then adhered the white cardstock to one of the gorgeous floral papers. 

I matted my photo with one of the papers from the Free Spirit collection and also layered another one above to replace the 2nd photo as I mentioned earlier. I also added some of the journal spots as a layering piece. I added one of the scalloped border stickers above the photo of my sister and I also added a few embellishments to this area also. I fussy cut the 'You and Me' title from one of the journal cards included on one of the papers from the Free Spirit collection and positioned it where the sketch suggested. 

I cut out the pink phrase 'Hello Happiness' and added that tucked in under my photo and also layered the 'Wonderful' die-cut phrases over the photo also. One of the cute flair buttons and a die-cut heart were added to the left of the photo. On the sketch, the suggestion is to place a large embellishment like a jar of flowers, I added one of the floral stickers from the accessory sticker sheet here instead and I really like how it looks.    

Lastly I added the die cut banner popped up using pop dots to the top left corner touching the machine stitching, I also sprinkled some white sequins around and some navy Heidi shine mist. The date stamp was the very last thing added and that completes my layout.
Be sure to check out Page Maps for inspiration, there are so many designs over there to kick start your creativity.

Check them out and get creating with your favourite Cocoa Vanilla collection!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

So Sweet | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

 Today I am sharing a super fun design team layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the awesome NEW Fair Fun cut file!

As soon as I saw the Fair Fun cut file I just knew it had to be paired with some of my leftover Carousel collection from Crate Paper. 
Fair Fun

I went ahead and started backing the design with different patterned papers as well as some vellum to give the illusion of being able to see through the Ferris Wheel. I then used one of the Ferris Wheel transparent embellishments for the centre and popped the whole cut file up using some craft foam.

To enhance each of the carriages, I added a star embellishment to draw attention to them. My photo is of my sons at Luna Park here in Sydney, Australia. They both had never eaten Fairy Floss (cotton candy) before so they absolutely loved how huge these were! The pom pom embellishments from this collection reminded me of the fluffiness of it haha!

This cut file is suited to any kind of theme, not just a fair! You could use it for a girl or boy page, travelling...just about anything! I love how it can be layered over and still give a great effect. You could even try adding embellishments underneath the vellum for a different effect!

Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for all the awesome new cut files as well as all the other awesome ones! You will definitely find something in store to suit your next project!

Happy creating!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Summer Days | Hello Sunshine Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the Hello Sunshine collection. I decided to challenge myself by not using much patterned paper on this layout, the only piece I added was the piece underneath my photo. If you want to grab some Hello Sunshine, be quick as there are only a few pieces left from this awesome collection in the online store!

To begin my layout, I chose a fun cut file design from The Cut Shoppe and cut it out from yellow cardstock. I then adhered the cut file to plain white cardstock. I love the contrast of the bright yellow against the white cardstock, reminds me so much of summer!  For the very centre of the design of layout, I picked the 'In the Summer Time' sticker from the accessory sheet and popped it up on foam dots and placed it in the centre of my page.

Like I said earlier, I matted my photo using just the one piece of patterned paper, this photo is a very recent one of my sister and her eldest daughter in the waters of the Jurassic Coast in England! How gorgeous is that archway and water?! So inviting! I popped my photo up to create some dimension and shadows and then the next step was to embellish.

I chose some of the die-cuts from the ephemera pack including the coloured star strip, the iceblock rectangle piece and the journal tab. These 3 pieces I tucked it below the photo and to the right side of the photo. I created a focal point towards the centre of the page by adding a cute flair button, a wood veneer heart and another sticker. I also had to add that Sunshine puffy sticker, I just love the puffy stickers from this collection!

Lastly I added some of the super cute enamel shape stars around the edges of the sun to add some colour and interest. I also splattered a few splats of black mist and added the date stamp to finish off my Summer page!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Happy | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with you and  I am sharing a fun new design team layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the awesome and VERY popular Photo Album cut file!

I cut the cut file design out of some pale pink patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine 'Oh Happy Life' collection and then chose 5 other papers to back the frames with. I added 5 selfie photos of myself from some places that I have traveled to. Travelling is another of my passions!

Photo Album

The photography elements like the camera from this collection were perfect to match with the Photo Album cut file I love how everything ties in well and co-ordinates. This cut file is awesome to use for multi photo layouts!

Once the frames were backed I added my photos to the centres making sure to put back the middle of the frame also. I then stuck the entire cut file to plain white textured cardstock and went ahead and started embellishing.

 I added 2 of the cute rubber charms from the Oh Happy Life collection, plus also tucked in 2 of the floral pieces from the die-cut pack. My title is 'Happy' also from the die-cut pack and its popped up with foam dots to make it stand out a little. I also added some of the cute clear stickers, enamel hearts, skinny washi tape and a flair button from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by blog today! Check out The Cut Shoppe store for this cut file plus so many more amazing designs too!

Happy creating!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Beautiful Friends | Happiness Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Happy International Friendship Day! Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio especially for International Friendship Day!

I have used the gorgeous Happiness collection to document a photo of some beautiful friends - you may recognise a few familiar faces in this being Zoe - the owner and founder of Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and 2 of my fellow CVS design team members - Raquel Bowman and Sue Plumb.

I started out by choosing a free cut file from Paige Evans Happy Scrappy Place on Facebook, I cut it out from white textured cardstock. I then chose some of the gorgeous patterned papers from the 6' x 8' paper pad to back the layers of petals. I started with the floral one then a solid colour and then went to a smaller floral again. I LOVE how it turned out! I love the array of florals and colours all mixed together! One it was all backed, I considered machine stitching the cut file, but decided against it when it would have been a bit fiddly. I chose the 'B' side of the rainbow stripe paper as my background and popped the cut file up using craft foam.

I matted my photo with one of the gorgeous pink papers from the 6' x 8' paper pad and also layered another scrap piece I had laying around. I popped the photo and the layers up using craft foam also. I cut out the 'Fun, Fun, Fun' quotes from the frames paper and tucked that into the left of my photo. This photo was taken right before a really fun night out together so the Fun, Fun, Fun was perfect to add! I think that's what friendship is all about, having a blast together! I had to cut out some of the gorgeous rainbow butterflies to scatter around the cut file. I popped these up using foam dots and also curled up their wings with my fingers.

My title is made up of 2 of the cardstock titles from the Happiness collection. Of course the word 'Friends' had to appear on the page and I decided on 'Beautiful' for the first word. I popped up the title with foam dots and then chose a few small embellishments like the heart and small flower die-cuts and the 'Good Stuff' ticket to add. Lastly I added some of the phrase accessory stickers that were suited to the page and also the date stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Do you have a friend or 2 that you have photos of? Get creating and document those fun times together all in honour of International Friendship Day!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Love This Happy Life | Happiness Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the stunning Happiness collection!

This week we are focusing on what makes us happy. I decided to document a photo of myself in London 2 years ago. Travelling is another of my passions along with scrapbooking of course!
I have been lucky enough to have been to London 3 times now and will be going back again next year, so excited!  

I started off by choosing a few of my favourite patterned papers from the 6' x 8' paper pad from the Happiness collection and I also chose a cut file design from The Cut Shoppe, I cut the design out from white cardstock and then used the papers to back the design. The 6' x 8' paper pads are perfect for this kind of technique as it saves you cutting into a 12' x 12' inch paper when you are only wanting a small piece. 

I arranged the hearts how I liked them and then adhered them down to another piece of white textured cardstock. Some of them overlap each other and some of them stand alone. I matted my photo in another of the papers from the 6' x 8' paper pad and also tucked in one of the die-cut frames from the ephemera pack. I placed my photo over the biggest of all the hearts and then began to embellish.  I chose to trim down the white cardstock and I used one of the pink 12' x 12' papers as the background paper. 

I cut one of the quotes from another of the 12' x 12' papers to use as part of my title and also added one of the cardstock titles to complete my title. To embellish, I did a bit of tone on tone embellishing where I added a similar colour to the one already there. I mainly used the die-cut hearts and flowers from the ephemera pack, however I also added some of the cute phrase accessory stickers and some of the clear stickers too. I love the banner that says 'The Best' so that had to make it onto my page somewhere, its also from the ephemera pack. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get out your Happiness collection and create with it. Don't have this collection yet? You need it!!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Monday, July 15, 2019

This Is Us | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a bright new design layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the awesome NEW This Is Us cut file!

This Is Us

As soon as I saw this cut file, I knew that I was going to make the title stand out with a darker colour paper and have the background a little softer. I love the contrast of the 2 different looks I have created here. I used the Happiness collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I cut the cut file design from white cardstock and then also used a plain white cardstock as my background. I really like how the neutral white allows for the colours that I backed the cut file with to really pop! The rainbow paper from the Happiness collection was perfect for the backing of the hearts.  

I embellished with a tone on tone effect, adding darker embellishments where the dark blue of the rainbow paper was and so on. I added some of the clear and accessory stickers plus a few pieces of ephemera from the ephemera pack to help tell the story.

Make sure you check out all the new designs now in The Cut Shoppe store plus all of your favourite ones too! 

Happy creating!


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