Family | Marie Hirst

Hi everyone! It’s Marie here on the blog today with this pretty layout documenting a lovely family photo. Family photos are few and far between in our house as one of us is usually taking the photo!

And here is the Spring Floral cutfile I used.

I started by adding the image into my Cricut software and removing the outer and some of the not-needed inner contour lines so that the main shapes were cut out of the cardstock so I was using the negative of the file as I wanted to feature it as my background.

I decided to pair it with the beautiful Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio (which I have to admit I have totally been hoarding). I used a turquoise to back the cutfile and then added a small piece of the woodgrain paper around two of the edges (and kept the rest for another time).

I used several different sheets from the 6×8 pad to mat my photo and add lots of layers. Then I sorted through my die cut ephemera and tucked in lots of florals and hearts around the photo and into different parts of the cutfile.

I used the foam title ‘Family’ and added a few of the small black hearts at various points too. I then finished off by adding some pretty little sequins and some enamel dots, again tucked into the cutfile and sprinkled all over! I also tucked a small tag behind the photo and added some cotton thread which was then swirled down the side of the page and of course I added some of those beautiful butterflies!

I love the way this has turned out and I love how the cutfile adds so much interest to the background and allowed me to tuck lots of little details in too!

You’ll find a process video here on my channel:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out all the awesomeness that is currently in the shop!

Until next time, stay safe and keep on crafting!

Marie x

Dream On, Dreamer | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! My turn on the blog today and I’m sharing this dreamy layout using three cutfiles.

I’ve been wanting to use the ‘Dream Believer‘ cutfile for so long and I paired it with ‘Dream on Dreamer‘ and this ‘Feathers‘ cutfile too!

I started with a sheet of the new mixed media background paper from Vicki Boutin and then cut all three cutfiles from white cardstock. I then used a brush and some distress oxide inks to colour the cutfile before I removed it from the mat.

I then backed each part of the cutfiles using vellum to give a really soft appearance.

I used white tissue paper to mat the photo (I used four layers in total and ruffled up the edges).

I added some tangled white cotton, some sparkly sequins and some typed word stickers at various points across the layout.

I then added white splatters to break up some of the blue before matting the whole layout on a light purple shade of cardstock to give some definition to the edge.

You’ll find a process video here:

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to check out all of the new designs in the shop. You’ll find them here.

Until next time, happy scrapping,

Marie x

Sweet Dreams | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! Marie here with the sweetest layout using the “Circle of Love” cutfile which is one of this month’s new releases.

And this is the cutfile I used.

First of all I cut the cutfile as large as I could on my Cricut (11.5 inches wide) from white cardstock. I then cut it so that I could have it over two of the corners and not in the centre.

Then, I backed the hearts using the ombre paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight Collection and attached it to the background paper (also CVS Midnight) with adhesive foam to give the layout some depth.

I then matted my sweet photograph on different papers from the range and tucked it in behind the larger of the two cutfile sections.

I added lots of lovely embellishments and stickers and some splatters of white acrylic paint.

There is a process video here if you’d like to take a look how it all came together:

Remember to pop by the shop to see all the gorgeous cutfiles and the NEW KIT TO YOU sets available now!

Until next time,

Marie x

Photo Op | Marie Hirst

Hi there CUT to YOU friends! I’m back today to share a fun page using one of the many awesome cutfiles from the CUT to YOU shop!

For this layout I used the fun ‘Arrows’ cut file which you can find here in the shop.

I started by cutting the cutfile on white cardstock but I made sure I kept the arrows from the middle of the cutfile as I wanted to use them to add extra texture to the page. I then backed the cutfile using this lovely patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s She’s Magic Collection.

Before adhering the cutfile with adhesive foam, I stuck the extra arrows down from the cutfile under where the cutfile was going to go for a little extra interest.

I then matted my photographs on some white cardstock and some leftover pieces of the pattered paper.

Next, I backed a perspective using more of the patterned paper and added it to the layout below the photographs.

Finally, I embellished the layout using different pieces from Dear Lizzy She’s Magic, Pinkfresh Studio’s Just a Little Lovely and Paige Evans’s Truly Grateful. I picked out all the pinks and oranges to coordinate with the paper including die cut ephemera and puffy stickers.

I hope you like it and it inspires you to create!

Remember to check out all the amazing cut files in the shop here.

If you like process videos, there’s one on my channel for you to see how it all came together!

Until next time,

Marie x

Memories | Marie Hirst

Hi there everyone! Marie up on the blog today sharing this awesome layout using the new Boho Circles Cutfile which you can find here. It is one of the new release files which you can find here.

The circles made me think of this cute photograph of my son when we were on holiday and hired a picnic boat for the day and travelled up and down the Norfolk Broads. I have used the Pink Paislee ‘Truly Grateful’ collection (along with a few other bits from my stash). I chose a dark coloured background (not something I usually do) and I love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was cut the cut file on my Cricut from white cardstock. I then stuck it straight to the cardstock. I decided not to back my cut file as I felt it stood out so well on the dark background so well! For a little more interest, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the page. I then matted my photo on white and then on some of the lovely bird paper, added some dimensional foam and stuck it down.

I then began embellishing. I mainly used ephemera from the ‘Truly Grateful’ collection for this and also some fussy-cut foliage from one of the 12×12 sheets in the collection.

The title ‘Memories’ was from my stash (PinkFresh Studio I think) which matched the other greens I had used perfectly.

I tucked lots of different pieces of ephemera in different places around the photo and also added some puffy phrases and stickers to add further interest. Some were glued down and some were placed on foam pads to add a bit of depth.

You’ll find a process video on my channel if you’d like to watch how it all came together!

Remember to check out all the awesome new releases in the shop! And also take a look at the new ‘Kit to You‘ too!

Until next time, keep on creating!

Marie x

Family is Forever | Marie Hirst

Happy New Year Everyone! I’m so happy to be back for another term with CUT to YOU to work with more of the awesomeness that is cut files!

For this layout I used two CUT to YOU cut files and used my Cricut software to weld them together to make one single cut file. (If you’d like more information about how I did this, just let me know!). Both of these cut files are now available in the shop or click directly on these links to find them: Family is Forever and Floral Edge.

After manipulating the file and cutting it from white cardstock, I then backed it using a variety of pink-toned Christmas papers from my stash. I placed lots of dimensional foam on the back of the cut file too so that it would stand proud of the page just a little (and allow me to tuck other bits in behind!)

I backed all of the letters but only some of the flowers and leaves – I like the effect of having some of them left as they are. I used a sheet of grey snow-effect paper as my background.

I then added some die-cut foliage in various places using the same papers. I also added a few pink enamel dots and some silver thread for a little bit of sparkle.

I also added some more detail by running the layout through my sewing machine and doing some straight and zigzag stitching around the edge.

The photograph, which is of my little family on Christmas Day, was matted on the same papers – I do like a bit of coordination!

If you’d like to watch how it all came together, there’s a process video on my channel here:

Thanks so much for stopping by and dont forget to check out some of the other awesome new releases in the shop!

Marie x

Happy Christmas Together | Marie Hirst

Hi Creatives!

I’m back on the blog today with another Christmas share documenting a family trip last year to Windsor where we found an open air skating rink!

Here is the cutfile I used which you will find here in the shop.

I started by cutting the cutfile approximately 7 inches wide first in white cardstock and then in the woodgrain pattered paper from Echo Park. I matted my photo on white cardstock only and placed that near the top of the page. I added the title below using the white outline and then I used the insides of the cardstock letters propped up on foam to give dimension to the layout.

I added torn papers down the full length of the left hand side and in a little peak through section at the right.

I also added Cardstock and chipboard stickers to each side of the photo and some smaller snowflakes randomly around the title.

I finished it all off with a perspective from Bramble Fox which added the word ‘together’ to my title.

I love the simplicity of this one and how the title really is the feature.

You’ll find a process video here:

Remember to check out all the amazing Christmas cutfiles now available in the shop.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas!

Marie x

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Tree Duo Day 7

Hi creatives!

Marie with you on the blog today. Welcome to day 7 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY which is another chance to grab a beautiful CUT to YOU cutfile for FREE!

And here’s today’s cutfile which you will find here:

And here’s my layout:

I started by cutting the cutfile twice as I wanted to overlap the trees to make it look more like a forest to fit with the theme of the layout. I wanted to document the trip we took to choose and cut down a Christmas tree for our new house!

I backed the trees using papers from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection which is also where the navy background paper is from.

I added the title ‘Family Time’ using a perspective from Bramble Fox and puffy letters from the Home for the Holidays collection from Pinkfresh.

I added some cute little cardstock stickers around the page, again from the Pinkfresh collection, and ripped a small section from the top and bottom of the page to add a few scraps of paper peeking out.

The final touch was to add some white splatters using watered down acrylic paint. You will find a process video here if you’d like to see how it all came together:

Inspired and ready to create? Simply enter the code: TREEDUO at checkout to get this design for free. No additional purchase necessary.

This code is only valid until midnight AEST on December 7th, 2019.  **No exceptions – Please check your time zone against ours here in Australia as we are a day ahead.   Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the CUT to YOU Cut file store for purchase after the discount code expires if you miss out.  

Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Until next time,

Marie x

You are Pretty Amazing | Marie Hirst

Hi there CUT to YOU friends! It’s Marie here and today I have a super sweet layout to share with you! I used the new ‘You are Pretty Amazing’ cutfile for this one and I LOVE it! You’ll find it here in the shop.

And here’s the cutfile:

First of all, I cut the cutfile from white cardstock. I resized it so that it was ten inches across. I then used some of the turquoise shades of cardstock from the Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection to back the cutfile. I propped the whole cutfile up on adhesive foam to add some dimension to the page.

I then made the hearts into tiny little shaker pockets filled with sequins!

I matted the photo of my son as a baby on white cardstock and then on a couple of the other papers from the Happiness range. I then added some of the beautiful die-cut flowers from the same range.

For final touches, I added the word lovely down the side of the photo, three fussy-cut butterflies and some splatters of white paint. I also made a small tear in the top and bottom of the layout to add some of the heart paper, that I used for matting, peaking out.

If you’d like to watch how it all came together, there’s a process video here:

And don’t forget to check out all the new releases in the shop here!

Until next time, keep creating!

Marie x

Sweetheart | Marie Hirst

Hi creatives! It’s Marie back on the blog today with a super sweet layout using the new Rosey Posey Background cutfile! I don’t get to scrap with pink very often so I LOVED making this one!

You’ll find the cutfile I used here in the shop!

The first thing I did was to remove the very outer line from the cutfile in Silhouette Studio so that I would end up with the cutfile being a full 12×12 with a slightly larger border. I then backed the flowers with acetate and the leaves with vellum as I wanted to make shaker pockets and to have a softer feel to the layout. I propped the whole cutfile up on adhesive foam before sticking it to a sheet of woodgrain paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Midnight Range.

I used two colours of pink sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps to fill my shaker pockets and added LOTS of embellishments from the Midnight range!

I wanted to document these adorable pictures of our new puppy, Bella so printed four in black and white to tuck in behind the cutfile.

I also tucked some embellishments under the edges of the cutfile border.

I also did lots of layering under the edge of the photos too to add more detail.

My title was added on top of the cutfile and some of those pretty butterflies from the Happiness collection may have also snuck onto the layout at the last minute!

If you’d like to see how it all came together, there’s a process video here on my channel:

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!

Oooh and don’t forget to check out the rest of the latest releases here in the CUT to YOU shop!

Marie x