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

Make Waves | Marie Hirst

Hi there creatives! Marie here back on the blog with another layout for CUT to YOU. As you may have noticed, I am REALLY enjoying playing with mixed media at the moment and this layout is no exception!

For this one, I started by making myself another stencil using the Make Waves Title Cutfile from the shop. I chose the part of the cutfile where the wavy lines were separate, made it approximately 6 inches wide and cut it from a sheet of mylar (plastic stencil material).

After spreading gesso over a piece of white cardstock, I then used the stencil with some white modelling paste to create the waves pattern on the page.

Then I used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Guten Tag Teal to add some colour to the page over all of the waves and then watered some more down to add some splatters.

Next I matted a photograph of my son, Elliot, onto some beachy-themed papers from Pink Paislee and a few other scraps from my stash. I backed the title part of the cutfile and layered that over the bottom part of the photograph.

I embellished the page with some enamel dots, some sequins, an acetate palm tree and some cardstock stickers from Pink Paislee.

I also added some perspective shapes and words from Bramble Fox for extra details.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to check out the shop especially the new Christmas releases – I can’t wait to get creating with them!

Here’s the process video if you’d like to see how it came together!

Until next time,

Happy scrapping!

Marie x

Globe Trotter Wannabes | Marie Hirst

Hi Everyone! It’s Marie back on the blog today sharing my latest layout for CUT to YOU! I happened to take these photos on a little holiday we had back in August (oh my – doesn’t that feel like ages ago!) and was inspired to use this awesome background cutfile from the shop.

And this is the cutfile I chose. You’ll find it HERE in the CUT to YOU Shop.

Both the photographs and the cutfile had a real Mediterranean feel to me (even though we were in the North of England!) and the cutfile reminded me of Moroccan tiles so I decided to use it as my background. I cut the file from a sheet of 12×12 Mylar (plastic stencil material) so that I could use it again and then used white modelling paste to create the pattern. I did this quite messily and didn’t go right to the edges – I wanted lots of texture.

I had already primed my page (a sheet of Marshmallow cardstock) with clear gesso so when the paste was dry I added water and then watered down acrylic paint in blue and green to create the colourful background. I let the paint run around and also added plenty of splatters too!

My photos were printed 3×4 and I matted them on a couple of different patterned papers – a paper with lots of typed summer-themed words and a black and white stripey paper.

I embellished the page with ephemera from the Pinkfresh Studio Out and About Range which is all travel themed so I was able to use lots of the pieces.

I added dimension by lifting the photos and some of the ephemera pieces up on foam and adding a few puffy stickers too!

For the title, I used a perspective and some little white foam alphas and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Be sure to pop by the shop as there are so many other cutfiles that can also be used in this way!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Marie x

You AND Me | Marie Hirst

Hi CUT to YOU creatives! It’s my turn on the blog today and I’ve decided to use the BEAUTIFUL Ampersand cutfile for my layout. You can find it here in the CUT to YOU shop.

There’s a video on my YouTube channel if you’d like to see how it all came together. You can find it here: You and Me

I started by making the cutfile approximately 10 inches tall as I wanted it to be a big focal point of the layout. I decided to pair it with the ‘Just a Little Lovely’ collection from Pinkfresh Studio. I wanted to keep the layout quite light and delicate so I backed the cutfile with vellum.

I wanted to scrap some photos of myself and my husband as I very rarely do! I printed them on my Selphy Printer so that they looked like photo booth photos. I used two strips and overlapped them. I put the photos on cheesecloth to give a softer look and propped them up on dimensional foam.

I embellished with the acetate flowers from the same collection placed around different parts of the cutfile. I also wound up some white thread to add some more softer details. I also added some light-green sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps to add some shimmery details.

I also added a few pieces of die cut ephemera to add some variety.

I added the words ‘You’ and ‘Me’ to complete the title using the Ampersand Cutfile as part of the title. I hope that I have inspired you to try using a cutfile in a new way!

Until next time,

Marie x