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Sweetheart | Rachel Lowe February 21, 2019 08:45

 Hey all Rachel here again. I have a fun layout to share today and although it seems busy using a large cut file in a darker colour ensures it will look fab and visually interesting.

I have used two cut files, the gorgeous Doliy 2 and Love List.

Firstly I cut 9x9 inch Doliy 2 cut file in black. I used two different flowers papers to fill the dolly, the larger floral paper in the centre. I left the scallop edge unfilled. I then foamed taped the paper pieced doliy to the centre of my 10x10 inch white cardstock. I then used another floral paper as my outer page border.

I added a circle of butterflies around the doliy, this adds to the kaleidoscope look which I was aiming for. For my photo I cut the silhouette of my daughter and attached slightly off centre. I then added some small flower embellishments around her again adding to the kaleidoscope effect.

I chose 'sweetheart' as my title from the Love List cut file. I used the off set button to cut an outer 'shadow' and then cut the word in a striped paper. The off set tool is fabulous and I recommend you have a play with it.

To finish off I added a sub title and a peacock just because I love them. I added some black machine stitching to add contrast and texture against the white and florals and last but not least a splatter of black colour mist.

Only Amy Tangerine can do these colours and busy patterns and make them so fabulous.

I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful!  Thank you for looking and these cut files are in store now.

Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

Hi scrappy friends! It's Leslie on the blog today. I used the cut file called My Heart

I only use the word "Heart" and copied it unto my page 5 times, staggering them and then welding them together. This is what it looked like in my software.I used plain white smooth card stock. 



I decided I wanted to do some backing. and backed three of the "Heart" words with patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I backed the first, third and fifth word. 

The rest went pretty quickly, I fussy cut one of the big floral clusters from one of the other patterned papers from the collections and nestled my photo between the cut file and the floral cluster.

Next, I scattered some of the enamel shapes around the layout and added some small chipboard pieces that fit into the little open spaces. Lastly I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine in the top right hand corner and added a roughly drawn border around the edge of the layout. 

Here are some close ups. 


Here is the final layout...


If you are interested in watching the Process Video for this layout here is a link to my channel, Leslie Berner.



You Are | Mari Clarke February 19, 2019 06:00

Welcome to the blog, friends!  I have a layout to share with you today using two new cut files from the JustNick Digital Cut File shop!  Here is my project:

I cut the You Are file from some black textured card stock.  I knew I wanted to nestle the photo into the area where you see it on the layout, so when I opened the file in my Silhouette software, I sized the file to allow for my 4x3 photo.

I cut the Spiky Flower cut file from some Heidi Swapp patterned paper.  I trimmed off the stems and used the blooms as circular embellishments in three areas on the layout!  I love how the cut files allow for custom embellishments!

The large You Are file creates the theme and title for the layout!  I love the combination of the black and pink!  These cut files are perfect!


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to hop over to the JustNick Digital Cut File shop to see all of the amazing designs!

Be A Flamingo | Monique Liedtke February 18, 2019 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!!

It's Monique here today sharing another "Valentine's" layout, this time one with my kids in it instead of my hubby. I totally love the new "Heart Background 6" cut file and knew I had to use it. I chose the Heart Day collection from Crate Paper that I bought ages ago and of which I had 90% left (I love it too much to use it, how silly is that?) and an awesome journaling card from Paper Issues.

The new "Heart Background 6" cut file:

Before I used this cut file I copied it 3 times, so I had 4 of it, placed them in a square and welded them together. Then I resized it to fit my 12" x 12" sized background paper. Doesn't it look great?! 

I created two clusters on my page: one with the photo in the left bottom corner:

I matted the photo on three different pieces of patterned paper, added a little card with an acrylic heart stapled to it, added a text sticker and a puffy heart sticker and of course a bit of machine stitching:

The other cluster I placed in the top right corner. This cluster consists of the fun flamingo journaling card, two paper clips, an acrylic tag, two die-cut hearts and two puffy hearts. I finished the cluster off with another machine stitched line:

At the top and bottom of the layout I added a strip of light pink washi tape with golden hearts. Love washi tape! 

When my page was almost done, I added little golden enamel hearts and glued these randomly in the hearts of the cut file.

After adding a few light pink paint splatters I decided my layout was done! Hope you like it!

Did you see all the gorgeous love themed cut files in the JustNick store? These will look good on any project!! Can't wait to see what you'll create with them!

Full Heart | Erinn Barclay February 15, 2019 07:00

Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day full of love!! I have a new layout featuring the Heart Background 4 and Love List cut files. My dad had open heart surgery exactly one year ago today. He has recovered very well and I wanted to create this as my "love" layout because he means so much to me. He makes my heart full and now he also has a full heart since it's been fixed.

I decided to use the title "Full Heart" from the cut file and cut it from teal paper. It helped bring out the teals and blues from the other embellishments.

I used red paper for the heart background cut file and backed most of the open hearts with patterned paper. I added adhesive foam to give the layout some dimension.

I mainly used the Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection. I added gold color shine to finish the layout since there was gold in a lot of the embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon! 

LOVE FOREVER | Nathalie DeSousa February 14, 2019 07:00

Hi there and Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Nathalie with you in time to celebrate a whole day dedicated to love and friendship.   Today, i wanted to share with you a new layout created with a few Just Nick Studio cut files, and so perfect to celebrate the love of my life.



I used the Lower Case Alpha cut file to create the title of the page.   The letters were cut from papers from JIllibean's Garden Harvest collection, and then stitched together to an offset of the letters -created out of white cardstock in the Silhouette software-.




To complete the title work, the word "forever" was also cut from one of the Garden Harvest collection using the  Love You Eternal cut file.  This was cut three times so that glued together they can create some dimension on the page.



Before the title was laid down on the page, a bit of color was added to the background using VIcki Boutin art crayons and an Echo Park stencil. This makes the title pop from the background.



To complement the page, i fussy cut lots of florals and leaves from papers in the collection, so I chose to cut a few branches using the Stems 5 cut file out of white cardstock, and used them to create the clusters around the page.




i love how this page came together, even when it took a bit of extra time, i call it a labour of love.   



Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio shop to check all the cut files used in this project.  If you have any questions please contact me, i would love to help you.


Enoy your Valentine's Day!



My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00

Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.

Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut.  I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.

I then cut the  You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.

I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo.  My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!

I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.



Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.

I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?

I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch. 

Underneath my photo is a border strip of hearts from the Hearts digital cut file. Then, sandwiched between flowers you can see the pretty airy leaves from Stems 5.

In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.

Favorite - Johanna Valayer February 11, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm back today with a new layout. 
For the month of love I've decided to make a layout about my boo and I. I used the "loves me" collection by Pebbles which is so cute isn't it ? I also used this amazing "candy heart background" cut file !
First, I've backed up the heart with the "love you" with a cute red hearts foiled paper. After I've placed my cut file on my page, I added some stitching lines with a gold thread. Then, I embellished by trying to make a triangle. for this, I used some stickers and puffy from the collection. 
How cute is this little sloth ? 
For my tittle I used a copper glitter puffy word from the wild heart collection by Crate paper. To me, it doesn't matter to mix some different metallic shades, I love the result. 
Finally, I added some word stickers and gold color shine splatters.
when I was looking at my layout at the end, I thought that it missed something so I've decided to add some sequins all around my layout and I'm pretty happy with the result ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon, xx.

My Friend | Heart Background 8 February 08, 2019 07:00

Welcome to the blog today, friends!  It's Mari here and today I am sharing a project using the Heart Background 8 cut file from the JustNick Digital Cut File shop!

I cut the file from a piece of white card stock, sizing the file large enough to be the background for a large portion of the 12x12 scrapbooking layout I created.

I backed the cut file with patterned paper from the Pebbles "Along the Way" collection.  This allows for the creation of one very large background embellishment for the layout.

Some dimensional foam adhesive was used on the back of the cut file to give it some lift off of the layout.  Adding a layer of white card stock behind the cut file really makes the cut file pop.

This cut file is the perfect addition to a layout about the love and friendship between these two girls!  They really are friends forever and I just love how this cut file helped document a very special memory!  

Here is a link to the JustNick shop where you can find tons of awesome love themed designs!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have an amazing day!




Love of my life | Monique Liedtke February 07, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick fans! I can't believe it's February already! Only one more week and it's Valentine's Day! To be honest, at our home we don't really "celebrate" this day. My husband thinks Valentine's Day is too "commercial" and says he'd rather buy me flowers or chocolate on a "normal" day, rather than being forced to buy me something on February 14th. I, on the other hand, wouldn't mind getting something, like flowers, on the 14th, lol! But whether or not he buys me flowers, I love him to pieces! I also love all the Valentine's scrapbook collections and can't resist buying them. So for today's blogpost I thought I would use one of them. For this layout I used Doodlebug's "French Kiss" collection, combined with the beautiful cut file from the JustNick store "Free Love".

And this is the cut file I used: Free Love

Isn't this cut file just perfect?! I love these open letters, where you can add your own patterned papers behind them! I used the 6"x 6" paper pad as I think the smaller patterns look better in a word of this size. Here are a few close-ups:

To color the white background I used both a brush with stamping ink and some spray mist. I'm trying to do something else than using pure white cardstock backgrounds. I think I like it, it's a bit more colorful. 

So, if you're looking for more "love" cut files to create your own Valentine's scrapbook page, then make sure to check out the JustNick store! There are so many beautiful cut files you can use! 

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved one(s)!


Hugs & Kisses | Niki Rowland February 06, 2019 07:00

Hi guys! Niki here today with this love-filled layout! I've used the fabulous 'Hugs & Kisses' file which is new to the store. I've cut it from pink patterned paper.
I backfilled all the letters using patterned papers. I have used the Dear Lizzy New Day collection for this which isn't a Valentines collection but it had some great colours and some fabulous hearts in it!
The patterned papers are quite busy so the phrase isn't quite as clear as I could like so I added the same words again using Perspextives.
I embellished the layout with lots of embellishments and I fussy cut out lots of the cute little hearts from this collection.
The Hugs & Kisses cut file is available in the store and is totally fabulous for all things Valentine but also for using with photos of people you hug & kiss!
Happy scrapping xxx

XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 05, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February.  For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son.  He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly!  I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.


My layout uses two brand new cut files to the JustNick store, so be sure to go get them today!  I used XOXO Background 3 and Lots of Love 2.

My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock.  I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background. 

After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle.  But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.

This technique is easy to do.  I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.

It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors.  The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!

Enjoy your February.  XOXO <3


Love Hearts - Leslie Berner February 04, 2019 07:00

Hello, and thank you for stopping by!

Today I am sharing this layout with you that I made using the Candy Hearts cut file.


I all of the hearts out of textured white card stock using my silhouette cutting machine. I only ended up using 4 of the hearts. I firstly coloured each heart with Copic maker number E00, and then realised that I wanted something more pink, so I got out my light pink Sharpie and coloured over the Copic marker, that did the trick. To draw more attention to the hearts, I chain stitched around each heart. The collection I used is Romance from Simple Stories. 


I did quite alot of work behind my photo, I dropped some black ink splatters and splattered some Heidi Swapp black color shine as well. I then fussy cut some of the flowers from one of the patterned papers from the collection to layer behind the photo. I used a cut apart sheet and cut apart all the elements and layered that behind the photo as well.


Here are some close ups...



Here is the final layout...




Mom | Erinn Barclay February 01, 2019 07:00

Hi JustNick friends! My mom turns 65 in a few days, so I wanted to make a special layout for her. I used the Rustic Floral Frame and the Outline Alpha cut files.

I wanted to use soft colors and florals for this layout, so I thought the rustic floral frame would work well. 

I decided to use white paper for the frame cut file so that it would stand out from the background paper. I love how the frame and patterned paper both have hexagons in them.

I used white paper for the outline of the alphas on the word "Mom" since it went well with all of the other white elements on the page. Then, I used a patterned paper for the inner part of the word to really make it stand out.

I used the Auburn Lane collection by Pink Paislee and love how it turned out!

 Make sure to check out all of the great cut files in the JustNick Studio


Snow Much Fun | Monique Liedtke January 31, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone! It's Monique here with a fun winter layout. Winter has finally arrived here in The Netherlands, including a little snow (yay!), so now I'm in the mood to scrap some winter photos. As I haven't had the chance to take them I'm scrapping a few of my many older photos. 

These photos were taken ten years ago (how time flies!) and I loved seeing them again! 

I used the cut files "Hey Frosty" and "Joy" from the JustNick store to scrap this page:  

These are the cut files I used:

Before I got started on my layout I chose all the "non Christmas" papers from the Doodlebug collection "Christmas Town" and selected four papers to cut four snowmen from.

Next I cut the word "Joy" from a piece of white cardstock and used glimmermist to spray it in a beautiful green color.

I used the snowmen for the background and placed these strategically on a white cardstock background paper: two on the left side and two on the right. Next I matted the two photos and placed these on top of the snowmen with the title (sort of) in between. The next part was simple, I just added lots of Doodlebug embellishments, hand journaling and a date stamp! When I was finished I decided to add a bit more color by cutting 1 cm off the entire layout (on all four sides) and placing it on a colorful dotted patterned paper. I really loved the result! After adding my usual bit of machine stitching and a few drops of paint I was done!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "winter" cut file in the store, just click HERE.

Wishing you a wonderful day and happy scrapping!

Card and Gift Tag | Rachel Lowe January 29, 2019 07:00

Hey Justnick friends! Today I have a birthday card and gift tag to share with you. I have used two new cut files to create these:

I love white on white and the texture it creates. I have cut a 12x12 cut of the pretty Petals Background and then cut down to fit my 5x5 inch card and tag.

I used black card stock to cut my chosen words from the This is Life cut file, which contrasts beautifully against the white. I used the Dream Big phrase for my card and used the word Dreamer for my tag which I cut down to create "Dream'.

I have added machine stitching and attached ephemera with foam tape to create height and so I could tuck elements under other elements. I love how these turned out. I have used Pebbles Inc Patio Party collection.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope these have inspired you to create your own textured backgrounds.


Positively Love | Mari Clarke January 28, 2019 06:00

Welcome to the blog today, friends!  Today I am sharing a layout documenting the day of my daughter's wedding and gratitude for my sister; I created the layout with four different cut files from the JustNick Digital Cut File shop! 

I used papers and embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio "Indigo Hills 2" collection to create my 12x12 layout.  I started by cutting all of my cut files from white textured cardstock.  

The Free Love cut file was the perfect choice for the title piece for the layout.  I added some Distress Oxide Inks to match the colors of the Pinkfresh collection.  I backed the cut file with patterned paper that matches the frame around the layout, since I wanted to repeat that pattern within the layout.

I used the Tile Background cut file as a mat overlay over the Inidgo Hills 2 ombre patterned paper.  This really makes the white cut file detail pop!  I love how this looks!  

I embellished the bottom of the photo with the gorgeous Floral Swag 2 cut file.  I added the Distress Oxide Inks to this cut file as well!  I splattered some gold Color Shine onto the layout for some added pops of gold! I added some hearts from the Positively Love cut file in a few areas on the layout, since this layout is all about the love we have for my amazing sister.  She is the best...and so are these cut file designs!  Be sure to check them out in the JustNick shop!

Here are the cut files I used on my project today:

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  Have an amazing day, everyone!


You+Me - Leslie Berner January 25, 2019 07:00

Hi everybody, thank you for stopping by today. I am back with another layout using one of the beautiful cut files from the JustNick cut file shop. I used one of the new releases, Doily 2.
I cut the shape out of textured white card stock, large enough to fill a 12x12 page. 
I used the Jillibean Soup Collection, Garden Harvest and fussy cut the flowers out from one of the patterned papers. I also did very little mixed media on the background, using Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Butter, and splattered some yellow onto the background, making sure that I stick as much as possible to the edge of the page. I obviously wanted the cut file to be the main focus of the layout, so I layered the flowers and other embellishments behind it. To give the cut file some extra weight, I took out the two center stars and backed the center with some of the pattered paper from the collection. I love the pop of dark blue as my baby girl is wearing a similar color blue.
Here are some close ups...
Here is the final layout...
If you would like to watch the process video on my YouTube channel please click Here.
Please don't forget to subscribe to my channel and hit the bell icon so you would be up to date with all My newly released layouts. 

Adventure | Erinn Barclay January 24, 2019 07:00

Welcome to the JustNick blog! I have a new layout featuring the Tread Background cut file. I've been eyeing this cut file for a while as my husband is a mountain bike racer and it reminded me of bike tires. This is a picture from when he won the Iditarod bike race in Alaska two years ago.

I used dark gray paper for the cut file and then backed it with an embossed chevron black paper. I wanted the colors to both be dark, but not the same, so that you could see the detail in the cut file and the added texture in the chevron pattern on the background paper.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection for the embellishments and the title was a chipboard word from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection.

I added some watered down white acrylic paint splatters, which fit well since it was a race in the snow.

I hope you enjoyed this layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Favorite - Johanna Valayer January 22, 2019 07:00

My Heart is Full | Niki Rowland January 21, 2019 07:00

My Heart is Full Layout by Niki Rowland

Remember Today | Majken Pullin January 18, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!  Majken here with you today, and I experimented with Distress Oxide inks and one of the new background cut files released last week to create a pretty and colorful layout background to celebrate friends.  Take a peek!

After creating a blended ink background and splattering with sprinkles of water, I let it dry completely, and then ran it through my Minc machine to help get it back to a flat paper so I could cut it.

I then cut out the new Pretty Paisley Floral Background from the inked background...it's just gorgeous!

Because of the detail on the background cut file, I kept the rest of the layout fairly simple.  I created the title using the Everyday Words Background cut file.  I cut three times to layer the letters together with glue so it would create a thicker title that would show nicely.

I also opted to back my photo with Doily 2, which is backed with blue patterned paper from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".  You can see it peeking out.

And here are a couple more closeups of the Pretty Paisley Floral Background, which I sprinkled with a few star sequins (from Little Things by Lucy's Cards) and added a few puffy stickers, also from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".

Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog - go grab the cutfiles I shared with you today (or combine your own!) and get crafty.  New designs are released weekly, so check back often.  :)

Enjoy your weekend!!


Berlin's The Kiss | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 17, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the Holidays, I tried to do some de-stashing in my craft room and got distracted when I found what was left of my Simple Stories Urban Traveler collection. It was just what I needed for scrapping my Berlin photos, so I figured if I scrapped a layout, I would have less stash to go through. Makes perfect sense, right. Scrapping is way more fun than de-stashing anyway. Here is what I came up with ....

I wanted to create a more grungy background, so I cut the Missing Mesh Background and used it as a stencil with some distress ink. Inking the edges of my pattern papers also gave my layout a more grungy appearance.

To frame my photo and computer journaling I altered the Noted File Folder. I wanted it to be longer. This was easy to do. First I duplicated the folder. Then I just moved it below the first one and welded it together.

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

Life Today | Nathalie DeSousa January 15, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today with a new project that brings color and small details in a page to celebrate the small moments in life.   I love having a large selection of cut files here in the Just Nick shop that can easily be combined into a page of your own.




To start, i added a bit of watercolor (Prima Marketing) to the background -since i wanted to create a very abstract floral background, i chose a shade of green for the background-.  While it dried, the Doily Background was used to create the large cut out from white cardstock.




I chose to back the cut out using warm tone papers from Pink Paislee's Whimsical collection and some vellum.   A bit of foam adhesive helps to bring some dimension to the cut out.





A few butterflies were also cut from the same patterned papers using the Butterfly Background 2 cut file.  This time, i carefully highlighted just one of the detailed butterflies to create the cutting pattern in the Silhouette software.  A bit of fussy cutting -just one of the wings' corners- was all that was needed to have a single image.  I added the butterflies around the background making sure that they sit within the flower of its same color.




Once  the picture was placed on the layout, the Here and Now cut file was used to create the title of this page.  I welded the two words together, and cut them three times -2 from cardstock, 1 from patterned paper - so that they can be stack together.



I love how this turned out, especially when there are flowers and butterflies and i was able to sneak in  a picture of my boy in the mix.  Remember to stop by Just NIck Studio to check all the cut files used in this layout and the new ones being added each week.

If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!




Life 2019 | Rachel Lowe January 14, 2019 07:00

Hey Justnick friends, Rachel here. A Happy New Year to you all. For my first layout of 2019 I have used the theme of goals and musings for 2019.

I have used these two cut files on this layout. I have My Minds Eye Well Hello collection.

Firstly I created my title cutting a large 'Life' and adding 2019. I then cut two circle Infinity Hearts.

I then chose two super cute die cuts from the collection (how could you resist that bird and Llama), adhering either side of the LIFE cut file and then adding the circle Infinity Hearts over them.

 I cut two paper pieces, one slightly larger than the other and added my photo onto the slightly angled photo mat. I added a white bow to finish off my photo feature.

I added a row of machine stitching over the circle die cuts SWEET.

I then chose quotes and word sentiments that were relevant to what I want 2019 to be about it. I used some roller stamps from my stash, one from Simple Stories and the other Amy Tangerine.

To finish off I added a splatter of black paint and clear and white gloss drops on the Llama, bird, hearts of the Infinity Hearts. Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon.

This is Me | Niki Rowland January 11, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, Niki here today and welcome to 2019!
Our assignment this week was to create a layout about or 2019 goals or 'all about me'. I chose the 2nd option and went for a layout about myself.
I've used the totally awesome 'Distressed Alphabet' set in the store. I created four words using this alphabet and welded the letters together in the Silhouette Software.  I then cut them from woodgrain paper by Heidi Swapp.
The quote is a line from a Movie song - The Greatest Showman. I changed it slightly to fit a layout about myself ('I am bruised' I changed to 'I am free'). The Greatest Showman is a big hit in our household and we're always singing this song so I thought I would use it but it needed that small change to work for me.
I really love the Distressed Alphabet - the letters are really cool and have created a very interesting looking title.
I used alphabet stickers to add the rest of the quote around the words and then embellished with lots of layers behind my photo and a few embellishments by Pebbles and Pink Paislee.
I added machine stitching through the alphabet stickers to stop them from falling off, and handwrote in my story. Even though these aren't my go-to colours, I like the way the layout turned out.
I have created a process video for this layout which can be viewed below.
Thanks so much for joining me today, happy scrapping xx

Life Goals | Majken Pullin January 10, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken with you today, and we are sharing layouts that are either about us or goals for the year.  One thing I find it easy to do during the holidays is make plans, so I focused on goals -- I already have a scrapbooking get-together with friends on my calendar for later this month, and that just makes me happy!  :)

For today's layout, I've used three cut files:  Floral Swag 3, Life, and Outline Alpha, along with the luscious Whimsical collection by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee.  Here is the full layout.  The ombre purple was a "must-use" for me since that is my favorite color. 

Life Goals

I started with a 3" border on the bottom using the patterned paper, and then trimmed the ombre paper to fill in the remaining 9".  I cut out the "GOALS" twice using my Cameo - once using white textured cardstock and the second time using patterned paper. I can use the leftovers for a different project this way! 

Next, I cut the thick "life" from the remaining ombre paper I had leftover and the magenta patterned paper.  I originally just had the light purple, but I felt it needed some contrast.

To mat my photo, I used some patterned paper, some patterned vellum, and Floral Swag 3.  I love tucking ephemera and stickers among floral cut files!

And I printed out five goals that I want to concentrate on for the new year, and cut each strip to adhere to the patterned paper border on the bottom.

Here are the cut files I used on my project again:

If you have some goals for the new year, I encourage you to document them to help visualize them into reality.  You could do a layout, a mini album, a travelers notebook - really whatever makes the most sense for you!  Grab yourself some of the JustNick cut files for your project, too.  You won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today.  See you next time!


This is Life | Mari Clarke January 09, 2019 07:00

Welcome to the JustNick Digital Cut File Shop blog!  This week I am documenting some goals for 2019 using the "This is Life" cut file from the shop!

This is a great selection of words and phrases and I really wanted to use some of them for the title of my layout focusing on the theme of goals.  

I created the layout on a piece of white card stock.  I have used some 6x6 patterned paper layers from the Pink Paislee Whimsical collection to mat my photo and to embellish the layout.  

I cut the cut file from some white card stock and applied some Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers to the title pieces to add some color. I added a spot for journaling to the right of the photo using a piece of patterned paper and a sticker.

I created some faux stitching detail to the cut file title pieces using a black gel pen.  This is a super simple detail that adds some interest to the title and makes the title even more of a focal piece for the layout.

Be sure to check out this and other cut files over in the JustNick shop!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to create your list of goals for 2019!  Happy New Year!


Nurture | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 08, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with my first layout of 2019! This week we are focusing on layouts about ourselves, or about our 2019 goals. Well lucky for you, my niece took some family photos for us just before Christmas because my selfie skills are severely lacking. I had to crop my hubby out of this photo so it was just me,lol.

I don't do One Little Word, but I like to see the words other people pick and why. It gets me thinking about what I should try to improve upon in the upcoming year. I chose NURTURE. When you nurture something, it thrives. I spend a lot of time taking care of the people around me that sometimes I don't take care of me. My exercise gets overlooked if I need to find some extra minutes in my day. I am sure many of you can commiserate. But I also want to nurture my relationships. It's important to spend quality time not only with my husband, but my aging parents as well (especially my Dad with dementia). So here is my layout that I created with the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and awesome digital cut files from JustNick Studios.

I love to create texture and interest on my backgrounds using a white pattern on a white background. It's subtle,not too overpowering. I used the Tin Tile Background  on here. It's a beautiful backdrop for my title created with the Outline Alphas.

This Stem digital cut file is one I use over and over again. I love how delicate it is and it's perfect for layering in your embellishment clusters like I did here.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Do you have a word for 2019 that you've chosen? I would love to hear what it is. Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

LOVE | Monique Liedtke January 07, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with my very first layout for JustNick for 2019. The assignment for this week was to create a project about our goals for 2019 or to create an "about me" project. I don't normally have goals for any new year, but there's one goal I always set myself (and never manage to achieve) and that is to stop postponing things! I'm such a procrastinator! 

So here's a layout about me with my goal for ALL of the years:

I love the cut file I used for this page: "Loads of Love":

Isn't this cut file awesome?! It's so versatile! In this case it stands for "loving my life". I used Paige Evans (Pink Paislee's) Pick-Me-Up collection. I love how colorful this collection is, which is very "me". I added a few bits and pieces from other collections/manufacturers as well, like the little piece of paper with the text, which is from Simple Stories, the green puffy sticker, which is from MAMBI and the white puffy sticker which is from Pinkfresh Studio. 

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "LOVE" cut file in the store, just click HERE.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy 2019!!

What I've loved in 2019 - Johanna Valayer January 05, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
For the start of the year I have a mini album for you ! I've wanted to make a sort of retrospective of my year with the things/events I've loved the most this year.
I love making these sort of ring album at the moment. It's simple, easy and quick to do and so versatile. For this album I mainly used the Carousel collection but also some bits and pieces from other collections because one of my goal this year is to purge my products.
The first cut file I used is the "Grateful" cut file. I cut it in a card and I've backed it with a gold paper.
And yes, the first "thing" or rather the people I've loved this year is my boo 😌
Then I've made a homemade "flip pocket" with a chipboard. I used my glue gun to stick all the things and I put a golden chipboard star to hide the glue. 
For the next card I used the "doilies" cut file. I love this cut file it's so cute. I put my photos in the center and I placed a crepe embellishment from Willow lane behind. 
For the back of the doily I stitched around with a gold thread, and I added embellishments. For the next card I've made a shaker with a piece of tulle. I love making this since my boyfriend has offered my a stitching machine for Christmas (yay !)
Next, I've used the "Live love" cut file to embellish more my album. I love this sort of tags, it adds something very easily !
Then I used this "Jewelry tags" which I've filled with sequins. 
Finally I used the "Enjoy the little things" cut file because it summarizes perfectly my year. A lot of little moments that made me happy throughout the year.
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Here and Now - Leslie Berner January 04, 2019 07:00

It's Leslie on the blog today, thank you so much for stopping by!
Today I am sharing a layout with you that I made using the beautiful Here and Now and This is Life cut files.
I cut three copies of each sentiment I wanted to use out of textured white card stock and glued three layers of each word together.This made the words thicker and adds texture and interest to the page. 
I wanted to do some mixed media on this layout, so I added some watered down white acrylic paint in the shape of a heart and then after it dried I added some orange paint. The orange paint came out a bit crazy! So to tone it down I added more white acrylic paint over it, and that did the trick! I love the outcome.
I used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans and cut apart the specialty die cut paper to use two if the flowers as accent pieces. I backed the two flowers with patterned paper from the collection and layered some beautiful die cut flowers behind them. I also layered some of the 6x6 pattered papers behind my photo and lastly went crazy with the Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine! You can never add too much Gold Color Shine!
Here are some close ups.....
Here is the final product...
Please click Here to watch the Process video on my channel.
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2019 AFFIRMATION | Nathalie DeSousa January 03, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Happy New Year to you all!  Nathalie with you today with a rather special project that is all about self-encouragement.  As the new year starts, I wanted to take the time to create a page that will serve as a daily reminder of the awesome-complex-simple gift we are.  So, I pulled a few cut files from the Just Nick Studio Shop to create this page.



I chose to alter a bit of the Everyday Words Background to create the background for this page.   The words where rearranged so that they increase in size as the large title progresses.

I wanted to combine a few of my favorite things in one page, so first i had the Silhouette draw the large title, this way i could create the stitching guide by using a paper piercer.



Next I used color embroidery ( a rainbow) to stitch the title -thank God for the small trips and breaks during the Holiday get togethers-.  Once it was all completed, I added a bit of mixed media (Vicki Boutin Art Crayons) to the letters to create an ombre effect for each row.




To complete this page, I pulled Pink Paislee's Whimsical collection to embellish the layout -i color blocked the embellishments-, but chose to also cut a few stems from white cardstock using the Stems 5 cut file.  These were layered behind the picture, and to help create the color clusters around the picture.



I love how this turned out, and now sits as a display in my workspace.   I hope this has inspired you to create a page about you and your goals or -like in this case- some affirmation.


Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio Shop to check the cut files i used in this page, and all the designs available.   If you have questions on how this was put together, you can always contact me.



2019 Goals | Erinn Barclay January 02, 2019 07:00

Happy New Year friends!! This layout is all about goals for 2019. I used the Live Love and Hashtags 1 cut files.

I love the words/phrases in the Live Love cut file and I wanted to add a couple of my own. I usually take pictures with my phone, but we have a really nice camera that I want to start using more. More pictures means more crafting and scrapbooking!

I used my Cricut to add the pictures to the circle shapes and then used the print and cut feature. 

I used the word "captured" from the Hashtag 1 cut file and cut the "d" off of the end.

I cut each of the circles in a different color pf patterned paper and then backed the words with a solid color. Then I used tone on tone for the embellishments.

I added a black border because I felt like it needed some color on the edges. The black color works well with the black and white photos and the black words.

I hope you enjoyed this layout. I'll see you again soon!

Christmas Bakes | Niki Rowland December 31, 2018 07:00

Christmas Bakes layout by Niki Rowland

Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love.  I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting!  And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file.  I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos.  I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).

I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock.  Here's the full project.

If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception.  I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies.  Here are a few close-ups.

I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.

I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.

Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings?  Go grab one or several today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you in the new year.


Ornament Christmas Cards | Mari Clarke December 21, 2018 05:00

Welcome to the blog today!  I have some Christmas card projects to share with you using the Ornaments 2 cut file from the JustNick shop!

I used the My Mind's Eye "Winterberry" 6x6 paper pad to create the patterned paper accents on my cards.

I cut the ornaments from some embossed white card stock.  Then I cut them again from the patterned paper.  I paper pieced the patterned paper onto the ornament to create the accents.

I cut some layers for my ornament and card front and embellished the ornament with some silver glitter card stock and some baker's twine.  I used this same process for each of the three cards.

The colors of the patterned papers on the ornaments match the colors on the patterned paper used on the card front panel.

There are many ways to use this ornament cut file on Christmas projects.  They would make a great embellishment on a scrapbook layout, as well.  

Be sure to hop over to the JustNick shop to check out the Ornaments 2 cut file and all of the other holiday themed designs!  

Have an amazing day, and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones this holiday season!


Joy Joy Joy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of the things I love about Christmas most now that my kids are adults are their homecomings around the holidays... and not just Christmas. Homecomings can occur any time during the year and I think they are always joyous occasions! So I thought I would scrap one of those homecomings using the Joyful title to show you it can be used all year around.

I cut the Joyful title out twice to make my title more interesting. I trimmed out the pieces I wanted by hand and layered them in some cases using pop dots to add dimension.

I also used pieces of the Star Background 2. I hate throwing scraps of paper away. When you cut out this digital cut file, you could use both the positive and the negative pieces! Because the Joyful title had stars, I dug out these stars I had cut previously. The color was a good match with the pattern paper. You can't go wrong with stars ... they are perfect for guy layouts when you don't want to use flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you capture some joyous moments this holiday season! Happy Holidays!

Love This Christmas | Rachel Lowe December 19, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends! With only 6 days until Christmas its all getting very busy but I find having some down time to scrap is just what I need to have a breather.

Today I have a layout all about winter (which is funny as it is summer here in Australia). I have used two cut files on this layout.

Once I had cut the Rustic Floral Frame 2 I added some glitter paste to the leaves and when dry I bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.

I then set about embellishing the rustic frame adding gorgeous woodland animals (which I adhered with foam tape to add height) and sentiment stickers.

I had to add these gorgeous tiny pom poms which added to the 'winter' effect.

I cut my title 'love this' from the word 3 cut files, choosing a light wood grain paper again keep the theme of winter.

I matted my photo in a coordinating green paper  with foam tape and added some chipboard phrase sentiments under it.

I added a splatter of light teal colour shine and finished off adding tiny puffy stickers stars and snow flakes in various sizes. I have used Crate Paper Coco and Snow collection.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas spent with family and friends. Don't forget to take lots of photos to keep and scrap.

Thank you for stopping by and see you next year!

Rachel x

Falalalala Christmas Tree | Monique Liedtke December 18, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing one of my Christmas layouts. I'm a huge fan of everything Christmas and I LOVE the JustNick Christmas cut files! Have you already checked them out? For my page I chose two: the "FA LA LA LA LA" Christmas tree and the "Naughty or Nice" expression. 

Here's the layout I created with photos of our family Christmas brunch tradition using the Cozy and Bright collection from Pebbles. I used bright red cardstock to cut both the tree and the title from. Not only because I associate red with Christmas, but also because it's my favorite color. Red makes me happy! 

And these are the cut files I used:


Naughty or Nice

And here are a few close-ups of my page:

What I love about this "open cut" Christmas tree is that you can so eaily tuck stickers and die-cuts behind it, like I did with the gingerbread man and one of the presents. And don't you just love those funny Christmas elves!

When I was almost done, I added a bit of machine stitching and paint drops for the finishing touch. I really love how "happy" this page turned out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out the Chrismas cut files in the store, just click HERE

Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas!! 

Merry Memories | Erinn Barclay December 17, 2018 07:00

Hi friends! Hope you're all enjoying this holiday season! I'm here with a new layout featuring the Holiday Tree Background cut file.

I wanted to use a tree cut file, since the picture is of my husband and I in front of a Christmas tree a few years ago. I loved using the sequins as ornaments to decorate the tree.

I used the December Documented 2015 Kit from Hip Kit Club. For this layout, I used a lot of the exclusive paper and embellishments and some of the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection.

I created a few embellishment clusters and love all of the different dimensions.

I felt like it still needed a little something, so I watered down some white acrylic paint and added splatters to finish the layout. 

I hope you're inspired to create your own holiday layout. There are so many amazing holiday cut files in the JustNick Studio store!


Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new traditional layout using the "Leaf circle background" cut file ! I found that this cut file was perfect for the photo I wanted to document and for the collection I wanted to use ! In effect, I chose the Along the way collection which is currently one of my fave collection ! 
First of all, I've made a kind of mixed media background. I used some of my distress oxide with the packaging technique and I've made some splatters too. Then, I've backed some of the circles with some papers that were coordinated with my photo. I've decided to leave 2 circles empty in order to make some clusters of embellishments. 
For this layout, I've decided to make a vertical title ! I've placed a paper stripe under the cardstock at the left of my layout and I've tore some of the cardstock. I love making this to add some texture to my layouts ! 
Finally I've placed my title, and a little sticker word at the bottom left of my layout ! I've loved playing with this cutfile because we can easily embellish all around with clusters without it looks too busy (for me in any case 🙃)
I really hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 12 - Leslie Berner December 12, 2018 06:42 2 Comments

Hello! Thanks for popping in!
I am very excited to share my layout with you! I got to play with the Rustic Frame today! this beautiful cut file is free only for today. Just use the Code RUSTICFREE. 



I used the Merry Days collection from Crate Paper. I cut the frame out with my silhouette from American Crafts textured white card stock. I wanted a very dramatic and dark background so that the cut file would be able to stand out. So I chose one of the darker pattern papers from the collection and cut it down to 10.5 x 10.5 inches and framed it with white card stock. I also doodles around the edges of both papers. 
I wanted to do a little bit of mixed media, so I took my Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and painted it on to the sprigs in the cut file. I also added texture by using Gold Nuvo Drops on the same sprig. 
Lots of layering also happened! I tucked the bottom part of the photo in behind the cut file and over lapped it at the top. I also matted my photo with some tissue paper for some extra texture and interest. To pay off the little house in the photo I created a little cluster on the bottom left hand side of the page with some of the house chipboard from the collection. I also layered in some more chipboard behind the cut file sprigs to give the cut file some dimension. 
Here is the final layout.
I hope you have been taking advantage of the 12 Days of Giveaways hosted by JustNick. 
I also have a process video for this layout. Click here. 

12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 11 | Nathalie DeSousa December 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment



Hi there!  
Nathalie back with you today.  I hope you all have been visiting the JustNick Studio blog and collecting all the awesome designs that Nicole has created.  


Today's free cut file,   HOLIDAY LAURELS,  is one of my favorites of the past 12 days!  Love the designs, and their versatility, so i put them to work on a layout all about my beautiful mami.




It is no secrets, i love florals, so i decided to use the floral image of the Holiday Laurel cut file to create the cut out on my page.  However, they were not placed as in the original image; instead i chose to layer them so that they create a cascading movement on the page.




I used Crate Paper's Merry Days collection to back the flowers and leaves in the cut out, and then attach them to one of the collection's paper using foam adhesive.



I used the spaces created by the movement of the cut outs to add the picture of my mami -on a very recent shopping trip- and my journal lines.  A few embellishments is all that was needed to complement the picture.




To complete the page, first i added another cut out -created using the same cut file- at the end of the floral cut out so that it will elongate the floral movement.   The space below this was used to add the title, which was created using the Merry Wishes cut file, a bit of Vicki Boutin gold glaze makes it stand out on this page.



Love how this turned out, and now it is time for you to stop by the JustNick Store to pick up a free copy of the HOLIDAY LAURELS cut file.

Enter the code: LAURELFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.


Cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!




Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

How pretty is this file?!  It's very versatile, too.  I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.

As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home.  Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments.  This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.

After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters.  I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.


I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.

To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture.  Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout.  Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!

Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

So glad you stopped by today!  And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Have a fun December!



12 Days of Giveaways Day 9 | It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas | Niki Rowland December 09, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Niki is back with Day 9 of the 12 Days of Giveaways

Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 08, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!