Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Lovin' / The Cut Shoppe

Hey there, friends!  I'm sharing a layout full of Summer fun today for The Cut Shoppe!  I used two different cut files for this page:  Picture Perfect and Let's Do Summer.  I just love scrapping pool photos, so I really had a great time putting this one together.

Here are the cut files I used:

Here is my layout.  I used the beautiful Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection.  I started by resizing the oval frame into more of a round circle shape.   I took a foam brush and some acrylic paint and made a messy circle on the white cardstock.  I wanted it to look like pool water, and it wound up matching the water in the photo perfectly.  I backed some of the open spots in the die cut with patterned paper and then stitched the frame down.  I cut the title on two separate pieces of patterned paper.  The rest is just layering and embellishing.

I also added some acrylic paint splatters...I love how bold they look.  I just watered down the paint a bit and splattered it from the brush.  I used some patterned paper and tissue paper under my photo and used several embellishments around this area.  I love how the die cut looks placed over the painted circle.

Here's another look at the stitched die cut, layers and journaling.

I really love how the paint looks behind the die cut.  I love that it looks a bit fits the pool theme.

And here's the Summer Lovin die cut...perfect for a title!

You can check out how I put this layout together if you're interested :)  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


  1. I love this layout so much, Missy! The design and colors are too perfect with that cute photo!!

  2. *squeal* i love this!!!!!!!!! the blues and oranges/yellows...WOW! it's so perfect together! and i just LOVE that circle element!! LOVE! and wow - you're really rocking the circle stitching!!!! <3

  3. LOVE this circular design! How perfect for a pool pic! And your warm, summery palette is divine!

  4. WOW! Spectacular! I always love what you do with Simple Stories!!! Outstanding all the way around! Pun intended. ;)