Totally | Geo Triangles cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout featuring the awesome Geo Triangles cut file. The geometric cut files by CUT to YOU are perfect for boy themed pages! I used the Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park with the cut file.

Geo Triangles cut file

I decided to cut the Geo Triangles cut file design out from black cardstock for a change, I also intended on turning the design so that the triangles were vertical. Black cardstock cut files really suit boy pages especially when the cut file is backed with some bright papers! Once the design was cut out, I picked lots of different papers to back the triangles with.

Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it to a plain sheet of white cardstock using double sided tape. I often adhere cut files up with craft foam however with the thin lines in this one, I decided to lay it flat. This way it also gives me the option to machine stitch if I wanted to.

I placed the photo of my youngest son slightly on the left of the page to allow for a title in the centre and some embellishments on the left of the photo too. I also didn’t want to cover up too much of the cut file design with the awesome papers backed behind it. I kept most of the embellishing to a minimum adding just a few die-cuts and stickers, some wood veneer stars and a flair button.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy page as much as I enjoyed creating it! I hope you are inspired to grab some awesome cut files like the Geo Triangles one and create some awesome projects!

Happy creating!

Dude | Pie Graph cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a boy themed layout for our boy feature this week! Have you checked out the Boyzone section in the CUT to YOU online store? Its full of awesome cut files suitable for all your boy themed projects! I chose to use the awesome Pie Graph cut file for my layout today.

Pie Graph cut file

The Pie Graph cut file is suitable for any type of project really but don’t you think it looks effective adding boy papers and elements?! I cut the design from white cardstock as I do mostly and backed all the spaces with different boy themed patterned papers from the Bro and Co collection by Simple Stories. I then did another thing that I do frequently and that is to add craft foam underneath the cut file! I then adhered it to my chosen background patterned paper. Its great how you can rotate this cut file to suit your photo and embellishments you may want to use. I love how the white pops against the blue in the background paper.

As I placed the cut file the way it appears, I chose the widest opening part to place my photo. I like that I was able to layer and tuck things in here to draw attention to my photo. I added my large chipboard title starting in the bottom right corner of my photo and filled in the gap on the right of the photo with some die-cuts. I decided to eave some of the other gaps free of any embellishments so as not to overcrowd the page too much. I felt that the cut file and the photo with minimal embellishing makes a good impact and tell the story of my photo. You could most certainly add embellishments or even some machine stitching to the gaps.

I really like the dimension and shadows the cut file gives with craft foam underneath. It is especially handy to have them popped up if you want to tuck things in and add things in later like I always do when I create! Is this something you do when creating? I am always lifting things up and fitting things in later when I find the perfect embellishment later on after almost finishing a page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my boy themed layout and that you are inspired in some way to create a boy themed project using the CUT to YOU cut files!

Happy creating!

A Few Good Men | String Art Cube Cut File & Kit | Belinda Jane

Hello friends! This month I am loving working on some wedding layouts and for my second share for the Design Team I was challenged to create BOY themed layout. I love geometric designs for my masculine layouts and have been wanting to use this String Art Cube Cut File and Kit from KIT to YOU for quite some time. Documenting this photo of my husband and his groomsmen was the perfect way to use it!

You can see how I created this layout in detail in my process video:


And here are a few more close-up images.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and check out my layout. I hope you have a great day!

Smile | Circle Eights cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi crafty friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I have a new layout to share to fit with the black cut file theme for this week!

When I think of black cut files, I immediately think to create a boy page which is exactly what I did! I love how the black Circle Eights cut file pops off the white cardstock background. I also love the bright colours from the patterned papers that I added behind the cut file.

Circle Eights cut file

There are so many awesome ideas you can create with this cut file. Another idea you could try is to back the individual circles with patterned papers for a different look.You could also cut a few smaller ones and have them scattered all over the page too!

I decided to cut out the Circle Eights design fairly large so that it took up most of the room on the page. Once I had backed all of the segments in the circle, I added craft foam to the under side and adhered it to the white cardstock background. I love the shadows and dimension this creates.

I didn’t want to cover too much of the design however I knew that I would be placing my photo, title and embellishments on top so I kept the photo fairly small and placed most embellishments centering around my photo.I added 2 flair buttons to this page, the one on the left side fit in the circle of the cut file design perfectly! One thing I like to do when I have a bright and busy background is to may my photo with white cardstock or to print it out with a white border. This helps to make my photo stand out from the busy background rather than get lost amongst the colour.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout and perhaps give the black cut file look a try yourself? Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU online store for amazing cut file designs to suit your projects!

Happy creating!

Super Star | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new boy themed layout featuring the awesome Rock Star cut file! The Rock Star cut file is a very versatile cut file! You will want this one for boy layouts, Christmas layouts, travel layouts, birthday layouts and so much more!

Rock Star cut file

I cut out the Rock Star design from white textured cardstock and then backed all the open star spaces with different patterned papers. I used the Teen Spirit collection by Echo Park paper. I decided on a red paper for the large main star in the centre to help my photo and title pop.

For the star to the left of the photo, near the title, I added a Charm’s Creations fabric star, it fit perfectly right in that spot! I layered a cute pixelated heart sticker on top of the star. I added craft foam underneath the cut file and adhered it to another piece of white textured cardstock, I love the shadows and dimension this creates. I then trimmed down the cardstock and matted the whole layout with one of the 12′ x 12′ papers in the Teen Spirit collection.

I layered one of the papers from the 6′ x 6′ paper pad under my photo and adhered the photo towards the right of the main star, I also added my wood veneer title here to the left of the photo. I also added a boy themed flair to the right of the photo.

Some of the embellishments I added were some die-cuts above the photo and above the title. I also added some wood veneer stars and a sticker under the wood veneer title.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today. I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you were inspired in some way?!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x