Life is Short, Eat the Cake | Marie Hirst

Hi everyone! I’m back on the blog today with my second DT share. I have been wanting to scrap these pictures for a while now and when I saw the new release cutfiles this month I knew they’d be perfect!

I chose three CUT to YOU cutfiles to make this layout! The first two were from the CUT to YOU shopLife is Short, Eat the Cake, the Cupcake cutfile and the third one was the Newsletter Freebie – Candles.

I started by cutting all three cutfiles from white, textured cardstock. I resized them all so that I could get them all on the page!

I then set about making my background. First I put white gesso on the white cardstock I was using for my background. I then used the packaging technique and distress oxide inks to create the blue background. You can see how this came together in my process video.

Next, I needed to back my cutfiles and for this I used a range of blue papers from my stash.

I used the same papers to back my photographs to ensure the page felt coordinated.

I used lots of adhesive foam to add dimension to the layout.

The last thing I did was to add some hand-doodling to the edges and some clusters of enamel dots.

I’m so happy with how this turned out! Be sure to check out these and the other cutfiles in the CUT to YOU shop or in the Etsy Store – there are over 200 to choose from! And don’t forget to come and join us in the Facebook Group!

Until next time,

Marie x