Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You Sparkle & Shine / The Cut Shoppe

Hey there, friends!  I hope you're doing well today.  I have a layout to share with's my latest design for The Cut Shoppe.  I fell in love with the Retro Rounded Corners cut file as soon as I saw it...I knew it would make the perfect background on a layout.  I did just that, and I used the You're a Gem cut file for part of my title.

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Here's my layout.  I used the gorgeous Dear Lizzy Serendipity line from American Crafts, and I just adore these beautiful colors.  I decided to use the pretty pink hombre paper as my background.  The back of it is full of cut-apart pieces, and after I cut it, I noticed how cool it would be to piece the backside of the paper back into the front side.  So I did that and came up with a really colorful background.  I did add some gesso, watercolors and gelatos before adding my layers under the photo.

Here's a close up of the layers.  I added a few stickers, some tangled thread and some rhinestones.  I just had to add some bling since my title contained the word "sparkle."  :D

Here you can see one of the cut files.  I love mixing my alphas, and this cut file was perfect for this layout.

Here's a close up of the background and layers.  I love that this Retro cut file is so versatile and can be used for practically any type of page.  It all just depends on your photo, your color scheme and the collection.

One more shot of all the fun embellishments.  I love all of these colors mixed together...they're all just so pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope this inspires you to give this fun cut file a's really a 2-for-1 cut because I still have all of the flower shaped pieces that were cut out.  I'm planning on making another layout with them!

Have a great day :)


  1. Love the way you've backed your cut patterned paper! I haven't done this in far too long, but it's one of my favorite ways to use those background designs. And I just love all that colorful shine! Cute as can be!

  2. Great cut files from The Cute Shoppe!! Always enjoy visiting your blog :)

  3. Gorgeous use of the Serendipity collection, Missy! And great idea adding the cut pieces back into the cut shapes! Love the fun look it adds!

  4. Oh how pretty Missy!!! I love the way you used that cut file ! It looks perfect on your page