Hello Blue Skies | Marie Hirst

Hey there CUT to YOU friends! It’s Marie here with my latest share!

I wanted to try something a bit different this time so chose the Triangle Pinwheel Background Cutfile.

I started by cutting it from white cardstock around 10 inches across but then decided not to back it (which is something quite different for me!) I wanted to use the file as a background feature to add some subtle texture so I just glued it down as it was!

I decided to pair the cutfile with some papers from Pinkfresh Studio’s Super Cool range as the green was a perfect match to my son’s jumper! I used the grey striped paper as my background paper and then fussy cut some of the polaroid frames to create a banner across the page.

I added adhesive foam behind the polaroid frames and photo and added some Cardstock stickers to embellish, tucking them in in different places.

I used an acrylic title in a light blue to match the layout and then added a few black splatters to break up the white space.

I love how this turned out and I loved using the cut file to add subtle detail.

There are lots more cut files like this in the shop, so be sure to check them out here.

Until next time, stay safe scrappy friends,

Marie x

Thankful for You | Marie Hirst

Hi everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing INSD weekend! It’s my turn on the blog today sharing this cute page!

This is Bella, our puppy. We got her in September last year for some company for me at home and that’s what inspired the title – I really am so thankful to have her. Dogs really can do wonders for our mental health!

I started with the Geo Triangle Cutfile which I cut from white Cardstock and then backed with a variety of the pink shades from the Happiness Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I left a couple of the triangles empty so that I could tuck some of the floral ephemera into them. I added foam tape to the back of the cutfile to add some dimension before sticking it on to a sheet of white cardstock.

I printed my photo 3×4 in black and white and added some more pink layers along with some of the navy hearts paper. I added foam to the back of the photo for even more dimension.

I added my title in the bottom right corner and then added lots of lovely ephemera pieces and a small cluster at the top left too.

I love how it turned out! You can find this cutfile and sooooooooo many more in the shop and be sure to sign up for the newsletter as Gwen sends out two free cutfiles each month!

Until next time scrappy friends,

Stay safe,

Marie x

Synchronized napping -Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! I generally shy away from geometric designs, no reason, they just don’t speak to me as a whole, but when I saw this fabulous Geo Traingles Background cut file I knew I would have to find a way to use it!

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As I was filling in the background, I knew that I wanted it to be bold, yet not distracting from the sweet photo of my pets, so using some large prints as focal points along with mixing smaller prints with lighter colors was key. 

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Finishing off with a trio of smple clusters keeps the eye moving and adds some visual interest.

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I hope that you have been inspired by my layout to create! Head over to the store and start creating!

We love to see what you’re making so don’t forget to share on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook!

Awesome Sunset | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel back with you today with another layout to share.

Today I am using the awesome new Geo Triangles Background cut file.

And here is my layout-

I cut the Geo Triangles Background cut file from black

cardstock to really pack a punch.

I used a piece of Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper as my base.

I then backed 3 triangles of the cut file

with a triangle-patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I also added 2 clusters of embellishments with some

bright colours and beachy elements.


Some hand-written journalling and my page was done!

Make sure to check out the shop

and join the CUT TO YOU HQ Facebook 

group for more inspiration.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x