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Free Cut File | TIME TO SHINE

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Scrapbook Nerd and the Cut Shoppe

Hi there!

We hope you had a fabulous Canada Day! ( July 1st is Canada Day, and since we are a proudly Canadian store, we hope you got to celebrate our country), and to celebrate (and because it is the beginning of the month)  we are releasing a new cut file,  Time To Shine. Our friends at The Cut Shoppe have designed this fun and summer filled cut file for us, and now it is available to download for free in the store.

Isn’t the cut file so much fun and filled with possibilities.   Well, then let’s see how some of our Creative Team has used the cut file in their projects.  First up is Nathalie.

Hi there!

Oh, the glorious days of summer are well spent at the pool!  well, at least my littles love to come over and spent their days at our pool, so the new Time to Shine cut file is perfect to document these precious memories.

I chose to use the large title in the cut file to express the sentiment of the page.  I made sure to enlarge the title so that it covers a large portion of this page, thus become the focal point of this page.

A few Distress Oxides and a stencil, the watery background was created on Marshmallow Cardstock from Bazzil.  While this dried, the title was backed with papers from the Poolside collection from Fancy Pants Designs.

To add dimension on the page, the title was attached with some foam adhesive, then it was all about embellishing the page!    The Poolside collection is filled with lots of die cuts and ephemera pieces that are perfect to document those pool memories, so it was a breeze to create clusters on the page.

This page was so much fun to create, but now I will pass it onto Joy so she can show you how she was inspired to use the cut file in one of her projects.

This card was fun & easy to create. Joy loves using Distress Oxide Inks to make blended backgrounds for cards. Inks used; Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, and Worn Lipstick.

Summer ink blending card by Joy

Joy then simply cut the Flamingo and the Sun tab from the Time To Shine cut file with black cardstock for some high contrast with her ink choices. The bold black on those colours looks awesome.  Joy typed out the sentiment on some white cardstock using her vintage typewriter and then glued all the pieces to the background.

This card is so fun and just screams summer.

Now Nathalie is back with you with a bit more inspiration using the Time to Shine cut file.  This time, I chose to show you how the designs can be used in a different format such as a Traveler’s Notebook.


For this spread, the ice cream cone of the design was cut so that it fits within the limits of a page of the TN.   The shape was then backed with papers from Doodlebug designs Cream & Sugar and So Punny collections.



To make the details of the cut-out pop, a piece of paper from Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection.  I chose to add the title of the page right onto the cut out using a combination of stickers and die cuts from both Doodlebug collections, and Pinkfresh Studio’s The Mix 2



In order to balance the spread, I chose to layer pieces from the Chit Chat ephemera pack from the So PUnny collection from Doodlebug, and use some of the papers to back the picture.   To ground the picture, I added a strip of the Fancy Pants design and a few more details from Paige Evans Stickers tablet.


I love how this turned out, and now it is your turn to put the cut file to work in a project of your choice.  Remember to tag @scrapbooknerdca whenever you are sharing projects created with the digital cut files on social media,  We would love to see what you do with the cut files.

Until next time,


Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

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