ABC | School Books cut file | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new school themed layout featuring the awesome School Books cut file! I have had this photo printed of my eldest son leaving Year 6 for the very last time for so long that he is now in Year 10! It was time to get it documented! I created this layout inspired by the CSI challenge number #368.

School Books cut file

The School Books cut file was perfect for this page, I cut it out from white cardstock and backed it with a fairly busy patterned paper. For the ABC part of the cut file, I chose to back the letters and the book mark with a red marble look paper. I did then add some old alphas from my stash right over the top of the letters in the cut file.

Once the cut file was backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to another sheet of white cardstock. I did tuck in a few papers and stickers above and below the cut file to make it look like a messy desk with an open book laid out on top. I think I managed to achieve that! I trimmed a more solid coloured paper down a little to layer underneath my photo, this helps to ground the photo on the cut file. I adhered my photo on the left of the cut file, this is the perfect space to add your photo with this cut file design! I layered the days of the week die cut across the bottom of my photo.

I added lots more school themed embellishments to help tell the story…these were mainly stickers with a few wood epoxy buttons too. I added a small journaling spot right above the ABC and wrote down the date and school so in years to come, if anyone is looking at this page they can hopefully make sense of who it is and when! Once I had finished journalling and embellishing, I trimmed down the white cardstock and took my notebook edge paper punch and punched a border on the white cardstock…I love this look for a school themed page!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CUT to YOU blog today to see my project! I hope I have inspired you to get yourself some school related cut files from the CUT to YOU online store?! They are amazing to work with and before you know it you will have a page done!

Happy creating!

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!

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

LET’S PARTY | UNICORN LOVE | RACHEL LOWE

Hey craft friends, Rachel here! Today I have a fun layout created using two cut files, Let’s Party and Unicorn cut files.

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And here is what I created! I have used Echo Park Teen Spirit Girl collection.Untitled-47Firstly I cut the Let’s party title in white, I resized it so it would fit my page design. I used the ‘release compound’ function of my Silhouette Cameo which allowed me to seperate my letters and cut them individually. I used foam tape to adhere as I wanted to create a 3D effect.F75EAB72-C469-4808-AE38-48D37273096AI then embellished around and on my title so your eye is drawn here, again I have used foam tape on my embellishments to create a 3D effect. Don’t be afraid to used embellishments on your cut files, here I added the rainbow and it adds more of a wow look!7648FBA0-ACF9-431E-A8AA-B809598FEDA6I added my 6×4 inch photo portrait under the Let’s Party cut file, in the centre and again I added with foam tape. I did not mat my photo, instead adding some cute emoji stickers under the photo. As I have two feature embellishment clusters I didn’t mat my photo as I didn’t want my layout to look ‘too busy’.B9AD3746-996F-40EB-BBF9-5DA0E5213D50Now what is better than one super cute unicorn, two right! I used the Mirror function on my Silhouette Cameo which essentially allows you to flip cut file images, which allowed my unicorns to be facing each other.AE33444C-BC92-4B6E-9711-C5475AC2B90CI again using the release compound function so I could cut the different parts of my unicorn in different papers. I added a little gold to finish her off.68B3C278-894E-4224-A0DF-45243D884E71I added them with foam tape under my photo finished off with a sentiment sticker….. You are Magical!E89CD7A4-8420-4676-9889-7D4E02D1968DAnd there you have it one super cute birthday layout! Head over to the Cut to You  shop to see these and all the other gorgeous cut files available now. I hope you all have a wonderful and creative week. See you soon!

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