Monday, March 30, 2020

Somewhere Over the Rainbow | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends,



Today it is sadly my last post and share with you as part of The Cut Shoppe design team. :( It has been an absolute blast being on this team and using Ashley's cut files! Thank you so much for having me Ashley!



So now to my layout! I decided for my last layout that I would create something bright and fun to hopefully cheer people up with all the uncertainty and difficult times you may be going through. 



I used the Over the Rainbow cut file and cut each individual piece of the rainbow using different coloured cardstocks. 



Over the Rainbow

Once I had the cut file pieces all stuck down in rainbow order, it was time to add my photo and embellish! The photo is of my gorgeous niece in a pretty rainbow dress and handbag that matched! Perfect photo for this layout! I added a rainbow paper underneath the photo and placed it slightly to the right of the centre of the rainbow. To balance all the colour at the top of the rainbow, I decided to add a rainbow strip of paper down the very bottom of the page. I love how that looks!

With embellishing, I tried to embellish tone on tone where I could. The flair button was perfect in the centre of the rainbow on the blue piece as it had the same blue background. I added some pink enamel hearts in some of the heart cut outs of the cut file. I also added some phrase stickers that suited the page also. 

The white fluffy hearts are a fabric embellishment made by a lady in Australia. I added a small gold heart sticker to each cloud. On the yellow piece of the cut file, I added some yellow glitter chipboard thickers from my stash and that became the beginning of the title of the page. On the right of the photo, I punched out a heart from red cardstock and layered a gold sticker heart over the top of that one too.

Thank you so much for your support using The Cut Shoppe cut files on the design team. I do hope that you all continue to support Ashley and The Cut Shoppe by purchasing her amazing cut files!

Happy creating, stay healthy and look after each other!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

I Love You to the Moon and Back | Pretty Little Studio

Hi friends,

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a soft and pretty page using mostly the Here Comes the Sun collection.

I started out with a white cardstock background and added some yellow water colours to the background. I also ripped some of the sides if the white cardstock and added small pieces of yellow paper behind these spots. Around the entire edge, I hand drew a black border with a sharpie pen.

In the centre of my page, I added a few layers underneath my photo, including a paper doily, a cardstock frame and some die-cuts. I added the 'To the Moon and Back' die-cut title to the right of my photo, overlapping onto the photo. To complete the title, I added the 'Love You' part above. I also added some of the pink hearts from that collection too.

Below the photo, I added a teal coloured tab and a pink long label that I added washi tape to. Above the photo I added some of the cloud die-cuts and I added one of the short labels behind one of the clouds too. In the top left corner of the photo, I added a fabric embellishment tab from my stash. These are handmade by a lady in Australia. I layered one of the phrase stickers right over the top of the fabric tab.


I scattered some of the black stars and pink hearts around the page and also added some yellow heart stickers too. I love the flair buttons from this collection and added the 'I Love You' one to the left of my photo.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope my layout has inspired you in some way! Make sure to check out the Pretty Little Studio store for this collection and all the gorgeous collections available over there!

Happy creating! Keep safe and healthy and look after each other!



Monday, March 23, 2020

Epic | Legendary Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the awesome Legendary collection! 
I love how versatile this collection is, it can be used for boy projects, travel projects and even girl projects! Make sure to check your local or favourite online scrapbook store and get your hands on it!

I started out by trimming some of the papers into a few different sizes and arranged them on a white cardstock background. I chose the white arrow paper to feature my photo and some of the main embellishments. My photo is one of my eldest son looking handsome and going to his Year 6 farewell night a few years back. 

I love the star die-cuts in the ephemera pack, I added the grey ones in 3 places to create a visual triangle on my page. I like how this takes your eye around the page. In between 2 of the stars I added some of the clear sticker stars, I like how this adds a bit more impact to the die-cut ones.

Inside the large grey star, I added one of the large circle Authentic die-cuts, I used craft foam underneath it to raise it up, I like how it gives it shadow and dimension. I also added the 'Epic' die-cut title below my photo, this became my title for my page. The flairs are awesome in this collection so I added the 'Let's Go' one on this page since the photo is my son getting into the car! I also added the 'Admit One Adventure Pass' ticket just above the flair also.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope my layout inspires you in some way! 

Make sure to keep an eye on the Cocoa Vanilla online store as the Legendary collection will be in the online store in the next few weeks!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Boys Will Be Boys | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends,


Today I am sharing a boy design team layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the awesome Boys Will Be Boys cut file! Being the mum of 2 boys and hubby I love it when I can use one of the many awesome boy related cut files in The Cut Shoppe store!




Boys Will Be Boys

I cut the cut file design out from a grey paper and then backed each letter in the title with a different paper. Backing cut files is one of my favourite techniques and these titles are also one of my favourites too. Once it was all backed I adhered the whole piece to the lower half of a piece of white cardstock. 


I adhered the photo of my sons at the top above the cut file design slightly tucked in underneath at the bottom of the photo. The reason I often add my photo to the top of a design like this is so it creates a good balance on the page. To the right of the photo I added a circular die-cut, a star and some phrase stickers.

I love to add embellishments over cut files too and this one was no exception! As you can see in the photo above, I added a flair button to the centre of the 'O' in 'Boys' and an enamel dot in the middle of the rocket that forms the 'I' in 'Will'. I also added a word sticker and an arrow die-cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired by my layout in some way!

Happy creating!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Adventure | Legendary Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends,

Today I am back to share my second design team layout using the awesome Legendary collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio! Having 2 sons and a hubby, I get so excited when the boy collections are released! It makes it so easy to create pages about the boys with all this amazing product!

As you can see I stuck with a sort of mono tone colour scheme for this layout, pulling out pieces that were blue, grey and black.

For this layout I chose one of the muted background papers to begin my page with and then I added the dark blue paper behind to lift it and act as a frame for the entire page. The photo I have chosen to document, is one of my youngest son when we last traveled 3 years ago, there are lots of exploring references in this collection so this was the perfect photo!  I matted my photo in one of the papers from the large 12' x 12' cut out sheet and adhered it flat the background in the centre, only adding adhesive to the centre and top and bottom of the under side of the photo. This allowed me tuck in those die-cut pieces either side of the photo with ease.
 

My title is one of the awesome cardstock titles and I added foam dots under this to pop it up at the bottom of my photo, I also layered one of the accessory phrase stickers over the top of the title. I absolutely adore that bear face die-cut so that had to make it on to this page! He looks super cute just above the title on the left overlapping on to my photo. Some more die-cuts were added including the mountains, the stars, hot air balloon, Limited Edition ticket, compass and Stay Wild banner at the top. Some of the stars are popped up using foam dots, I love how this creates shadows and height on my page.

Under the title I tucked in the round compass die cut and added a navy enamel dot to the centre, I also tucked in one of the tabs from the accessory sticker sheet and the large grey star here too. The 'Epic' clear sticker was also added here to enhance the adventure theme. I added a few more of the navy enamel dots around my page and also one of the gorgeous flair buttons. I chose the one with the mountains so that it could be layered over the mountain die-cut on the right. Lastly a few more accessory phrase stickers were added and some black mist splatters to finish off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired in some way by my layout and that you can take an idea or 2 from this page and create your own layout!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Soak Up The Sun | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends!


Today I am sharing a new Summery layout created for The Cut Shoppe using one of the cut files from the Full Circle set!


Full Circle

I cut the cut file design from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind each of the triangle spaces making sure that each colour was opposite to the other one.   

I used up some older Bella Blvd papers and embellishments to create my layout. I love the bright colours and Summery feel this layout has. The pie-chart design is perfect to use up scraps of paper that you don't have many of! I embellished with a tone on tone look, trying to use embellishments in the same colours as the papers. 

I placed my photo right in the middle of the circle that I was able to balance the title on each side of the photo. I used craft foam under my photo to create height and dimension. I like how this allowed me to tuck embellishments into the sides of the photo like the blue fabric star from my stash!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for all the amazing cut file designs that enhance any themed project!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cool Dude | Legendary Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends,

Today I am excited to be sharing my first layout using the AWESOME Legendary collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio!

As the mother of 2 boys and hubby, I am slightly outvoted in my house and love all the boy collections to document their antics with! The Legendary collection is absolutely perfect for their pages, on this page I have documented a photo of my handsome youngest son hanging out at the shops one day!

One of my favourite papers from the collection is the rainbow one called 'Wild One', I love how it is in a diagonal design! I trimmed it down slightly and added it to the 'Explorer' paper, I like the navy as a mat for the page. I then cut out a diagonal triangle cut file design from The Cut Shoppe from white cardstock and placed it over the top of the paper. I love how the white breaks up some of the rainbow paper. I machine stitched around the outside edge of the layout.

The large stars in the ephemera pack have a line drawn on them so they were perfect to machine stitch, see the detail on 2 of the larger stars in the photo below. I matted my photo using the wood grain frame die-cut and one of the small cut out papers from the 'Total Legend' paper, I also stapled one of banner die-cuts to the top left corner of my photo. I adhered the largest star in the top left corner and the smaller one in the bottom right corner and then adhered my photo over the top.

The Die-Cut title pack are awesome and I love the font of these! I chose the words 'Cool Dude' for my title and popped it up with pop dots underneath and placed to the right of my photo. I took lots of the coloured stars from the die-cut pack and popped them up in rainbow fashion like the paper. I love the height and shadows this creates! I also added one of the awesome flair buttons with the star on it to the right of the 'Cool' word in my title. Lastly I added a few of the clear stickers, accessory stickers and enamel dots to finish my layout.

Make sure you keep an eye out for this amazing new boy collection, it is now in your favourite retailer stores and will be coming to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio online store really soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, February 16, 2020

XOXO | The Cut Shoppe

Hi creative friends,

Today I have a new love themed layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the Love Ya cut file.

I cut the cut file design out of white textured cardstock and then backed the shadow parts with black cardstock. I then used a black pen to outline the outer edge and also the shadow pieces.



Love Ya

Going through my stash of bits and pieces of love collections I found I had lots of things with the XOXO on to add to my page. These were mostly from the Hello Love and Main Squeeze collections by Crate Paper. 

I adhered the XOXO to some red cardstock using some craft foam underneath the cut file to give some height and dimension. 


Over the top of the cut file, I layered lots of things like a pocket, some tags, a few stickers and some wood veneer hearts. 


The fabric X and O are from my stash and I layered a heart puffy sticker and a gold glitter sticker. The flair button on the left of my page is also from my stash and it goes perfectly as it is a bicycle with hearts in the top basket!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to create a love themed layout and to check out all the gorgeous cut file designs in the shop!

Happy creating!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

XOXO | Bohemian Dream and Wild At Heart Collections | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

 As Valentine's Day is fast approaching I decided to create a Iove-themed layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using both the Bohemian Dream collection and the Wild At Heart collection. I love how these two gorgeous collections combine together!

I cut out the XO twice from the Colour Me Happy cut file set using white cardstock. Once cut, I backed it with the 'B' side of the Fussy Cuts paper from the Wild at Heart collection. I placed some craft foam under the cut file and adhered it to a 6.5' x 12' piece of the 'B' side of the Abundant paper from the Bohemian Dream collection. I then adhered the whole piece to the Gypsy Heart paper that I chose for my background, this piece is also from the Bohemian Dream collection.

My photo is a fairly recent one of myself and my hubby chilling out on some deck chairs, its not often that he will get in photos with me so when I can a snap some selfies! Under the photo, I layered a piece from the Beautiful Mess paper and one of the die-cut frames from the Wild At Heart ephemera pack. I then tucked my photo and layers into the left side of the bottom XO and also having the top 'X' overlap onto the photo.

On the top 'O' I added the round purple sticker from the Bohemian Dream Accessory sticker sheet and also added one of the Wild At Heart flairs to the centre of the sticker. On the other 'O' I added one of the die-cuts from the Bohemian Dream ephemera pack. To the right of the top 'XO' I added one of the tags and arrows from the Wild at Heart ephemera pack. Lastly, I added some of the wood veneer hearts also from Wild At Heart and some of the white and black phrase stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I do hope you can take some inspiration from my layout today.

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Play | The Cut Shoppe

Hi creative friends,

Today I am sharing a new back to school themed design team layout for The Cut Shoppe using one of the Freebie Friyay cut files called Uncharted Territory.  


Uncharted Territory

I cut out the design from white textured cardstock and then chose some older coloured papers by Bella Blvd to back the cut file with. I used red on the very outside, then came in to yellow and then used the light blue/aqua colour in the centre.  Once the cut file was backed I adhered it to the centre of another piece of textured white cardstock.

I matted my photo using a star paper and adhered it slightly to the right of the design. I didn't want to cover up all the blue from backing the cut file. I added the strip of paper with the apples under my photo, I then used this as a place to adhere my acrylic title 'Play'. 

I used a mixture of embellishments including a felt bow, stickers, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, die-cuts, enamel dots and shapes, a flair button and wood veneer.  I placed the felt bow under the apple paper strip, I love that pop of yellow here. Over to the right of my photo, I placed the backpack die-cut and then layered a Back to School flair button over the top. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for amazing cut file designs for all types of projects!

Happy creating!

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