Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feel The Love Blog Hop WINNER!

Good morning. Random.org has chosen Tiffanis Scraps for the winner of the Plus Infinity file! Be sure to email thecutshoppe@yahoo.com to claim your prize. Congrats!

Everyday Should Be Caterday

I've been fighting the flu this week. I've felt awful and not like doing much, but I've had this snuggle buddy to keep me company and warm. I saw the adorable kitty printables in the shop and knew the Caturday one would be purrrfect to use for this photo I took for my daughter to show how good her kitty was treating me. I found this seriously cute heart paper that complimented my printed card quite nicely, that I stitched down, then grabbed love heart from Notebook Doodles for my main embellishment and the heart from Hello Kitty to add with my wood veneer hearts. A pile of string and sprinkling of sequins finished off the piece.

Try some of the cute printables from the shop today. See you next time!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Feel The Love

Hi and welcome to The Cut Shoppe's Feel The Love blog hop! You should have arrived here via Michelle's blog. If you just wandered here or get lost at any time, just head over to The Cut Shoppe's blog for a complete list.

I chose to do make a card that I will give to the hubby on Valentine's Day. I used the Feel The Love file, Love Letters, and Plus Infinity file. I use Plus Infinity to cut out a stencil, in 6x6 size, then applied gel medium onto my card base. I used 2 bright colors of distress ink to water color, letting the gelled symbols act as a resist. I also outlined the symbols to give definition and to tie in with the black letters, which are cut from the Love Letters file. Next I cut out the heart, from the Feel The Love file, from white card stock and colored with Festive Berries and Persimmon distress inks, spritzing to give some texture, and outlined the heart with black pen.

Be sure to leave me a comment on this blog. One lucky commenter will receive the Plus Infinity file! Next up is Madeline. Be sure to check out what she made.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Happy Tuesday! I am bringing you another little taste of paradise your way. One of the days, on my Costa Rican adventure, we went kayaking in a mangrove estuary. There was just a sliver of mangrove trees separating this channel from the ocean. I live in the Pacific Northwest and LOVE the coast! It is often cold, windy, rainy and the water turns your toes numb in a few minutes. This was a different section of the Pacific, for sure! The water was so warm and the sand dark and silky. There wasn't much wind and, as you can see, thunderstorms were brewing, which means it was really humid. Whilst waiting for our kayaks to be prepared, we strolled over to the beach to take a look. It was so beautiful!

I decided that making a mosaic using Quirky Quilt was the perfect background for this scene. It's a great cut because it comes with 3 versions, the full cut and 2 cuts with just some of the patterns. I used the full cut with white cardstock and that became my frame. I laid it down on a piece of nice patterned paper, then I cut the blue from one of the 2 partial pattern files and used foam tape to add them into their places inside the frame. Hint: try to remove just the frame from this step, leaving the patterns still on the mat. Then lay your mat close to the frame you'll be filling, so you can tell where each piece goes without a lot of thought. I added the pieces in whilst watching tv and had no trouble.

I used the waves from Make A Splash and Life's A Beach to add in both color and a relevant embellishment. I cut them from plain white card stock and misted them with some shimmer mist, then sprinkled some of the same mist to the background. A few beach themed bit here and there and a super fun wood title completed the piece.

Stop by the shop and pick up these cut files today! I love all three and use them a lot. Thanks for stopping by.