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Be You March 23, 2017 07:00
For my layout, I cut out the Floral Burst Background on white cardstock and created a template. I copied the inside petal shapes and pasted them into Silhouette Studio and arranged them on the cutting mat and then cut the petals out on several different colors of patterned paper. I placed the seven petal shapes on a piece of pink patterned paper and cut around the flower leaving about a quarter of an inch border.
I used some temporary adhesive to keep the petals in place and then using six strands of pink embroidery floss, I stitched around each petal.
I love the homemade feel that the stitching gives to the layout.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the designs in the Just Nick shop.
Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring! For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash. Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image! I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring. Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!
Hello Spring | Nicole Nowosad March 21, 2017 07:06
Good morning everyone! Nicole back on the blog today to share a simple spring page. It seems like it was forever ago that I had time to play with cut files, so I was excited to try out the Hello Spring cut file that is new to the store.
It's pretty obvious that I just backed my mega large title with a lot of pretty papers by Pink Paislee and used that as the focal part of my page.
I chose to just fussy cut out a whole bunch of pretty flowers from the patterned paper instead of die cutting. I really just simply loved these shapes - and why not! Just a few simple enamel dots and a little stamping around my title work completed the page quickly and simply too. Sometimes that is all we really need, right?
Cut file used: Hello Spring
Well, that is it for me today! I did create this page in a quick process video - so if you want to take a peek, here it is:
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check the new designs in the store! New ones are added every week!
Let's Go March 20, 2017 07:00
Happy Monday scrappers! Nicole here with a fun summer layout... I don't know about you, but it's been a crazy winter in Maryland! Last month, when I created this layout, it was in the 60's all weekend. On the 20th of February! Naturally, I was in the mood to scrap a summer layout. LOL.
I used three different cut files and Simple Stories' You are here collection for this layout (Arrows 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days). I also used some of my Altenew stamps to create a fun geometric flower and a smaller flower to add to the "relax" die cut circle.
Here are a few closer photos of my layout. I love all the layering on this layout!
Products Used: Patterned Paper, Stickers: Chipboard Frame: Enamel Dots, Clear Stickers: Die-cuts: Simple Stories, Stamps: Altenew, Digital Cutfiles: Just Nick Studio (Arrow 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days).
Thank you for visiting today!
Be You | Yvette Weber March 18, 2017 07:00
I recently purchased the Amy Tangerine-On A Whim collection and decide to use it to create this layout which features a couple of photos of Max having fun on vacation!
Here is a look at the cut files I used...
I cut the Funky Rectangle Background from white cardstock, but instead of backing it with multiple pattern paper, I decided to add some spray ink. I apply some misting along with a few splatters of paint onto white cardstock to create this colorful backing for my cut file.
Here you can see a close-up of how I embellished around my photos, using some of the fun die-cut shapes from Amy Tangerine-On A Whim collection.
I added another cut file Leaves 3 in vellum, which I tucked underneath and around the top photo.
I finished the layout off by adding my journaling and then placing a few enamel dots around the page.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Meet our March GDT + Freebie time !! March 17, 2017 07:00 4 Comments
It's that time of the month again - time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!
Please help me welcome Amanda-Jayne Baldwin today!
My name is Amanda-jayne Baldwin, (aka AJ or @happy_arty_days) and I am super delighted to be a Guest Designer for Just Nick this month! I am a 38yold papercrafting and mixed media artist located in sunny Adelaide, South Australia. I am wife to the most patient man ever, mum to 2 beautiful children who are usually the subjects in my scrapbooking ventures, and a Visual Art Educator for Little Picassos. My style is fun, fresh, contemporary, with a love of colour, a feminine twist & usually features a little mixed media element too! I am lucky to have been on a number of amazing design teams over the last few years, and currently design for Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Pinkfresh Studio, & Paper Issues.
We asked Amanda to make a few projects using our cut files and check out what she sent us:
Please find out more about Amanda and her creative projects here:
Thanks so much to Amanda for guesting for us today! We hope you are inspired by her projects!
Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?
Thanks Michelle xx
Me & You March 15, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here for my first layout the month of March.
I used the cut file Posie Swag on my layout
I deconstructed the cut file again. You will notice I do this a lot of times! For this particular design, I envisioned flowers/vines kind of hanging either at the top or the edges of the layout.
I played around for a bit and decided to place the cut files as seen in the image
I wanted to make them appear like they're floating so I thought that keeping it white, as is, would work. Adding colors to the cut file was the last thing I did. Well, sort of second to the last thing, because the very last step to my process was slightly brushing pale peach watercolor to the edges of the white background to add a bit of interest aka make it a bit messy lol!
I was aiming for a peachy color for the flowers but I couldn't achieve the right shade. I still like how it turned out.
I used Pretty Little Studio's Woodland collection.
I hope you liked my page!
Cut file used: Posie Swag
Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting,
123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!
My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!
Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!
I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!
Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout!
Hooray March 13, 2017 07:00Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather's Summer Vibes collection. I must say, I am officially out of this collection. I've used most of my stash so I'll need to buy some more because this is one of my favorite collections by Pretty Little Studio.
For this layout, I decided to use journaling cards for my background. I used Just Nick Studio's Doodle Daisy Background digital cut file for the bottom of the layout.
I love using sketch pens on my layout. It's so easy to do and totally fun! I used the cut-apart tags for my journaling. And to help pull the layout together, I used the flower die cut with a few buttons from Jillibean Soup. Since the buttons were initially a brown color, I used chalk ink to change the color!I added the yellow Rub-on from my stash to the journaling card to make it pop. LOVE how it looks. You can hardly tell it's a rub-on.
No Rain, No Rainbows- Scrapbook Circle Team Up! March 11, 2017 07:38 1 Comment
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
Rain | Jaclyn Rench March 09, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
There are loads of fun patterned papers included in this month's Scrapbook Circle kit, but my eyes were immediately drawn to the 'Sprinkle' paper from Amy Tangerine's new 'On a Whim' collection. The patterned rain drops had me swooning! They immediately reminded me of a fun picture and story of my kid's dancing in the exact same raindrops that we had just narrowly escaped at the swimming pool!
Stacking and layering a few of the cut designs, proved to be the perfect home for my page title. A large white cloud cut was a great spot to include my journaling - allowing it to stand out amongst the busy, colorful background.
I overlapped the tile cloud just a small amount, on the left edge of my picture, to tie all of the page elements together. The right side of the photo is accented with additional papers and stickers from the kit, creating a nice cohesive balance.
Stay tuned to the blog for more projects featuring this fun team-up and don't forget to check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for even more inspiration!
Cut files used:
Right Here Right Now March 08, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Lee-Anne here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.
The kit I received had so many wonderful papers and embellishments from Shimelle's Little By Little, Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Amy Tangerine's On A Whim, Fancy Pants Design's Joy Parade and Pretty Little Studio's Summer Vibes Collections.
Here is the layout...
I knew I wanted to use the Aztec Lace Background because I loved the funky vibe of this background cut file and I thought it would pair perfectly with the bright, colorful striped paper from Shimelle's Little By Little Collection. I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with a piece of white textured cardstock.
For the title, I cut the Right Here Right Now Cut File on my Cameo and then I cut it with some scissors to separate the title.
The fun part was embellishing the layout. I tried to use as many elements from the kit as I could so I added some stickers, stamps, mini alpha stickers and the fabulous puffy stickers and dots to accent the background. Finally I added my personal handwriting around the edge of the white cardstock background.
It was a lot of fun to create this layout.
Here are the cut files I used for this project...
Twins Game - Scrapbook Circle Day 2 March 07, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.
I think I squealed with delight when I opened up my box and saw products from the Shimelle's Little By Little collection, Amy Tangerine's On a Whim, and Paige Evan's Oh My Heart. I was dying to use the new Star Background 4 cut file. I thought it would be perfect for a sports layout and I have been wanting to scrap this picture of my daughter at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Here is how my layout turned out ...
I cut the file knowing I wanted to put a 1/2" border around the edge using this colorful striped paper. Using the red from this same sheet of striped paper, I backed some of those star cutouts.
I even did some hand stitching with some red thread! Under my title I did a little journaling. I don't usually do handwriting on my layouts, but this kit came with a Pink Paislee stamp set so I could stamp the guidelines for my writing! I might be doing more handwriting on my layouts now. I used a lighter ink to stamp with so the emphasis would be on my journaling.
I think this is a new favorite cut file!
Here is the cut file I used today ...
Summer Cards - Scrapbook Circle Team Up! March 06, 2017 06:00 1 Comment
Hi everyone! Heather Leopard is here to announce a team up and giveaway with Scrapbook Circle.
To create these cards, I removed the watermelon and camera images from the cut file. Then I created a mirror image of the front of the cards, removed the words, welded them together and added a perforated cut line. Voila, we have cards!
Scrapbook Circle is giving you a chance to win a March Happy Place kit. Simply leave a comment here on the blog. Then visit and comment on the Scrapbook Circle blog. We will draw one winner from all comments each day. Follow Scrapbook Circle on Instagram (scrapbook_circle) for another chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Scrapbook Circle blog Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Love | Laureen Wagener March 03, 2017 07:00
I am up on the blog sharing a new quick and easy project with you!
I was assigned to create a project using a Background - last time I did a ton of stitching, so I decided to just back a cut file this time!
I used the Visual Effects background and delted two of the triangle portions and backed the open space with a wooden paper and my cut file work was done!!
The Shimelle paper with the flowers on it is just so beautiful, so I defintely needed to cut those out. I arranged them in a diagonal to cover up the edge of the cut file.
Seriously, this page came together in no time and I am loving it! The simplicity of it really makes me giddy for more quick and easy layouts.
What about you?
Have a great day,
Cut file used:
Happy | Heart's a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood March 02, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans,
Michelle here with a new layout featuring the 'Hearts a Flutter' background. We are showcasing different background files on the blog this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use this background file since it was released.
Here is my layout
I had lots of fun creating this layout. I cut the file out on white cardstock and added patterned paper to the negative spaces in the smaller hearts. Filling in the negative space of cut files is an effective way to add pops of colour to your layouts which is what I do quite regularly. This time I decided to take this one step further and add strips of washi tape stickers to two of the largest hearts in the cut file. It is really easy to do, when you cut out your cut file, keep the negative heart shape. I then added the washi tape directly to the shape and inserted it back into the cut file on my page. I don't know about you but I have rolls and rolls of washi that I need to use up so I think I will definitely use this technique again!
Some close ups:
Because I wanted the cut file to be the main focus on my page I didn't want to cover it with photos, I decided to add my photo to the far left hand side of my page. I then added some stitching and embellishments to the cut file and added a couple of strips of patterned paper to anchor my photo to the left hand side of the page. Finished off with a pretty rub on butterfly and some wood veneer hearts
Thanks for checking out my blog post, I hope I have inspired you to infill your negative space on your cut files with some washi tape.
Darling | Jaclyn Rench March 01, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here! This week the design team is focusing on backgrounds. I made a fun, colorful and spring inspired page using the Doily Background cut file, an old favorite of mine, for sure!
This background file could certaintly be sized down to take up less real estate on a page, but I love the statement it makes when it's big and bold! I chose to size my cut file to fill most of the width of my 8.5"X11" page and placed it in the top upper left corner. Doing so, allows the florals to cascade down the page and allows your eye to land and rest on the page focal point - the photo!
I reached for my pile of patterned paper scraps to fill in the negative space of the doily design. Each 'flower' has a dark, patterned center, lighter petals and a coordinating buttons sewn on top.
I used a strip of patterned paper along the bottom border of the page that ties in all of the colors used to back the doilies.
I hope you'll share with us the creative ways you're using Just Nick backgrounds on your projects. Hashtag your creations #jusnickstudio so we can find them!
Cut files used:
Last day for our February FREEBIE! February 28, 2017 09:22
Just a reminder that today is the LAST day to grab this month's FREE cut file - Scallop Background
Just enter the code: SCALLOPFREE at checkout until midnight CST tonight!
Stay tuned for our next freebie mid March!
You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00
As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!
This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.
I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.
I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!
Selfie Love February 25, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with a fun layout using 3 different cut files from the store. When my daughter was a teenager, she had no selfie control, lol. I decided to create a layout of some (yes just some) of the selfies she took in just one night while at a football game with friends. I combined 2 different cut files to create my title "Selfie Love". Then I decided it would be fun to add a camera too. Here is how my layout turned out...
I cut the camera out of black cardstock and backed it with a bright yellow to coordinate with the emojis. It's from the Summer Cards cut file.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick Studio store.
Love Always | Yvette Weber February 24, 2017 07:00
I'm hoping to start document some of my older photos I have being collecting through the years, and for this page I'm starting with a photo of my parents taken on vacation in Grenada in May, 1991.
For my layout this week I used two cut files...Floral Lattice Background with the Doodle Flowers. I cut the Floral Lattice background from some white cardstock and back it with some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design-Summer Sun collection. I then back the entire cut file with a wood grain patterned paper and machine stitched around the edges, added some foam tape and adhere the cut file to a 12x12 patterned paper.
Here are some close-ups...
I cut several smaller flowers from the Doodle Flowers cut file to add a little more interest and height to the middle of the background flowers and placed enamel dots in the center to complete the design.
I used a couple of doilies with some layers of patterned paper behind my photo....I then created a small cluster of die cuts with a flair to the bottom left hand corner of my photo.
My favorite person | Laureen Wagener February 23, 2017 07:00
it's Laureen with you today and I am excited to share a new project with you!
Today I was able to use any design from the store - which tends to be a little overwhelming for me, since there are so many great ones!
I don't know about you, but I am LOVING all the new collections out there so I definetly wanted to use them for my project.
For my cut file I used the Stack Em Up Background and modified it a little, so it would only cut a portion on the top and bottom.
One of my favorite papers from the new Dear Lizzy collection is the one with the black and white florals. I fuzzy cut a bunch of them out and used Prima Marketing Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color them in and love how some of them look like they are stamps.
To make the florals and papers pop I used a black and white picture of my best friend and I and only added my title. The page was done in no time and I am absolutely loving it!
I hope I could inspire you today!
Have a great day,
Stack em up Background
Love February 22, 2017 07:00
Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio's Heart Background 3 digital cut file and Clique Kit's February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, added some mist and embellies.
I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.
Love You February 21, 2017 07:00
Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here sharing a layout of my youngest son Clayton when he was a baby.
For my layout I used the Love You cut file for the title and the Lace Heart that I cut out on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo. To add some interest, I backed some of the circles with vellum, added some sequins and added another layer of vellum to "sandwich" the sequins. I love how vellum adds softness to this baby layout.
I hope you enjoyed my layout. It's always fun to use cut files in a creative way.
Have a great day!
Cut Files Used On This Layout
Dream, little star February 20, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here once again to share my second layout for February.
I used the Star Background 4 for my layout today.
This is probably one of my simplest layout to date. And no flowers! I cut a 10x10 patterned paper and used a white cardstock as base.
Originally, the cut file has a border but I opted to use just the circles and stars. I used Faber Castell Gelatos to color the cut file
I doodled around the patterned paper with a black pen. I also did the same to the cut file. Then I traced around the edges with a gold paint marker to make them stand out a little bit more.
I honestly planned to keep it clean and simple. It didn't feel "complete" in my eyes so I added some messy threads underneath the photo. Then looked for other embellishments and found an old Pink Paislee pack with gold stars and other stuff in it. I also inked the edges using a couple of different inks and then some splatters using the Gelatos I colored the cut file with earlier.
That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page!
Cut file used: Star Background 4
All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th! Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout! For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging. I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece! I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal. Just to make it a little more interesting. I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!
Happy Day | Free LOVE Cut File February 17, 2017 06:00
Hi there. I'm rounding off the Love themed week today with a couple of cards using this week's Free Love cut file...
I adored the fringe look of this pattern paper so I decided to layer three strips over each other. It's a bit hard to tell in the photo but it has some fun dimension.
Then, I layered 3 medium sized LOVE cuts over each of the three strips and added embellishments...voila!
Get the Free LOVE cut file before it's gone. You have until February 19th. Just enter the code FREELOVE at checkout.
Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'. I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy. I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.
My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids. I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file. The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty. I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more.
Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first. I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page. I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.
Some close ups:
Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love *FREE LOVE* February 15, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone! Audrey here with you today to share how I used the FREE Love Cut file available this week! Just go to the store and add the file to your cart and use the code FREELOVE at checkout!
And here is my page that I created using the new Shimelle Little by Little collection. Oh my gosh I just LOVE the colors in this collection!
I also used the Simple Set Alpha files, too.
I began by choosing many different patterned papers (about 10) from the 6x6 paper pad from this collection and cutting out the letters for the top part of my title.
I then cut the Free Love file from white cardstock and backed it with more patterned paper. Instead of using the "O" as it was, I cut it in half to accomodate my larger photo (which was square, but I cut into a circle shape).
To help my letters stand out, I outlined them with a black pen.
A few embellishments, and bit of stitching, and some spatters of mist, and this page is finished!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget your free file!
My Love List | Jaclyn Rench February 14, 2017 07:00
Being that today is Valentine's Day, you might think I'd default to making something holiday themed with this pretty design. While that is certainly a great option, the cut file actually inspired me to create 'an all about me' style page, documenting my current list of loves.
I chose the cut file word that was flanked by hearts on both sides. I knew it would add to and reinforce the theme of my page and well, I pretty much always love to include hearts anywhere and everywhere that I can!
I wanted my title piece to really stand out on my page, so I made it a bit more substantial by using the offset feature in the Silhouette Studio software, to thicken up the lines before cutting.
I like backing the negative space of diecuts with color, patterns and prints, which is what I did for the letters L, V, and E in the title. For something a little different and unexpected, I filled in the 'O' with a variety of sizes and shades of enamel dots. Not only does this balance out the color throughout my page, but it also really adds something special to the design. It is a fun technique and one I'll definitely be trying again.
Don't forget, this week only (today throught February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Cut file used:
Lot's Of Love | Yvette Weber February 13, 2017 07:00
Here's the Free Love cut file....
I knew I wanted to handstitched the Free Love cut file...so after selecting which of the design I wanted to use on my page, I cut the image out using the heart day collection from Crate Paper. Once this was finish I used the offset function in Silhouette to create an outline, which I use as a guideline for my stitching. Before I delete the offset image I also cut it out using some patterned paper.
Here are some close-ups of my layout...
I chose to do my stitching first, after which I inserted the patterned paper into the stitched area and adhere it in place.
On the top right hand corner of my photo I added a small cluster using some die-cut ephemera and bits&pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio-Love Always collection. I combine some foam letter stickers with the free love cut file to create my title and run some machine stitching across it.
For this week only grab the FREE LOVE cut file for FREE just use the code-FREELOVE at checkout.
Thanks for stopping by :)
So happy together | Laureen Wagener February 11, 2017 07:00
Welcome back to a new post and new inspiration for "Love" week. Now, this week wasn't a week to design for me - I don't have a loved one and also am not loving the Valentines Collections with all the hearts and pinks and love themed phrases.
Because of that, I though I'd bring you some inspiration for a "love" themed page without being to themey or valentines related, if that makes sense. Plus I didn't use a Valentines collection - I used the new Chasing Dreams collection by Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes.
I asked my best friend to send me a picture of her together with her boyfriend and their two cats - they are a couple since 7 years this summer and I thought I would just create a page for her to hang in their appartement.
The new Henna Heart cut file is the most beautiful cut file ever! I knew I had to use it and so I started by backing the flower bits and leaves from the file with a patterned paper and later adhered the entire heart onto some vellum.
At first I thought I would use it as is but then decided to place a patterned paper with black tiny hearts on it behind the vellum for a softened look.
I embellished around my picture and the title and then create two mini clusters. That way my page isn't overloaded with too many embellishments and the cut files still stands out beautifully.
I hope I could inspire you with a "couple in love" themed page without using a colection specifially designed for that purpose. The Chasing Dreams collections still has some beautiful elements like hearts and soft colors to use for a love themed page!
Have a great weekend,
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Welcome our GDT + freebie! February 10, 2017 07:44 8 Comments
Welcome to the blog this chilly Friday! We are happy to have Michelle Gallant as our guest designer this month!
My name is Michelle Gallant. I live in NB Canada with my 2 amazing children. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to be on many design teams over the years. My love for scrapbooking and photography just keeps getting stronger and stronger.
We asked Michelle to pick a few designs from the store and share with us what she made!
Check out this beauty:
Backing cut files with pattern paper is one of my favorite techniques. It can sometimes be a bit of work but once you have that done your LO is almost complete.
For this cut file, I also cut out the pattern paper pieces on my cameo and then just glued them in the holes. It made it a lot faster than hand cutting.
Cut file used: Spirograph 1
That s a lot of work, but the end result is so amazing right!? Check out this other page that Michelle sent us:
I wanted to create a fun background for these selfies of my daughter. When I saw the Scallop Background I knew it would be perfect if I backed it with bright colors.
Once that was done all my LO needed was a few embellishments and some ink splatters.
Cut file used: Scallop Background
We think that a lot of our fans will love this cut file too so we are giving it away for FREE now until midnight CST on February 28, 2017!
Use the code: SCALLOPFREE at checkout and it's all yours, no purchase necessary!
Thanks again to Michelle Gallant for being our GDT this month! Please follow more of her work here:
Have a great February!
XOXO and Adore February 09, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. Have you ever created a layout using a digital cut file and looked at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat and say to yourself, "That is too pretty to throw away!". I did that this past week with the Blocked Hearts Background cut file. I just couldn't throw away the scraps, so I decided to make another layout, very similar to the first.
This cut file is unique in that it has this big X that dissects the cut file. I wanted to play up that X by placing pattern paper behind only a portion of the cut file so that the heart pattern really popped and yet still maintain some white space. The subtle white on white heart pattern is beautiful, but the pink paper behind the heart cut outs takes your breath away. Here is my first layout using the positive pieces of the cut file...
My second layout is very similar, but uses the negative pieces of the same cut file. It's a bit more gluing, but well worth it. Here is a tip; It helps to leave the negative pieces on your cutting mat so you know where each piece goes...
My parents are adorable! 55 years of marriage and still going strong. On both layouts, I used washi tape to emphasize the X in the cut file. It is the perfect width for washi tape!!
I also used the Love Actually digital cut file for the "Love" and "XOXO" text
Here are a few more detailed shots...
These are the cut files I used today ...
So, next time you use a cut file, take another look at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat. Just maybe, they will convince you too that they are worthy of being scrapped and not end up in your waste basket.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are interested in the YouTube video of the XOXO layout here is a link...
Hello love, XOXO February 08, 2017 11:50
Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my first layout for the month of February... didn't we just say hello to 2017?? Wow.. time flies surely fast.
For my page, I went to use the remaining set of photos I printed recently for a previous project (as in the last one I posted for Just Nick as well lol!). I didn't want the photos go to waste, so why not make another layout :)
I used the negative of the white cardstock as you can see here. Different patterned paper underneath made the cuts stand out. To make it more visible, I used a black pen to write inside the cut outs.
I cut the edges of the white cardstock approximately half an inch and used another paper as a mat or base to the whole layout.
I used one of the past Clique kits I have and some other Crate paper and Maggie Holmes in my stash
Cut file used: Love Actually
Thanks for dropping by!
Remember February 07, 2017 07:00Good morning everyone. Just recently, I was going through Edward's baby albums and came across this one photo of Edward and I sitting in the sun. We were at a Father's Day party for Pete. His friends surprised him with a party which was fitting since it was his FIRST Father's Day. I miss those days when Edward was just a newborn. He was such an easy baby! He grew up too fast. It's hard to believe he's going to be 7 this February. Do you ever go through your old photos and re-scrap them? I love going back and reliving those moments just for a second.
For this layout, I used Just Nick Studio's Heart to Heart Background 2 Digital Cut file. I decided to cut the image from orange cardstock to make the cut file pop! For the background, I added a variety of washi tape strips. :)
I added some stamping, cork triangles, die cuts and stickers at the bottom of the layout with some mist and Nuvo dots to help pull the layout together. Without these elements, the bottom looked too empty.
One of my favorite things to do is outline the layout with a 1/4" border using a ruler and a black pen. I just love the way it looks. See how nice the washi tape looks behind the digital cut file? LOVE it! I need to try this technique again; very soon.
Cut file used: Heart to Heart Background 2
Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 06, 2017 07:00
I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this!
The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page.
I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further!
One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.
Love, Love, Love February 04, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! February is the month of love and so today I am sharing a love themed layout.
I chose two cut files for this layout of my hubby and I. I love the Ying Yang Background and I thought it fit perfectly for this layout. Basically there isn't balance if there isn't one without the other and I thought it depicted being together. It was time consuming to create this layout. First I cut out the background on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all shapes with patterned paper.
The title is created from the Lots Of Love cut file and I selected three different love words, cut them out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.
I love the softness that vellum gives the layout so I typed my journaling on vellum and attached the vellum strips with some machine stitching.
I really loved creating this layout of my best friend and I. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!
Cut Files Used On Layout:
All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all. I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I! I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage. I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page. I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too! I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout. Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!
Heart Love shaker cards February 02, 2017 07:00
These heart cards are just perfect to make into shaker cards!
I cut out two of the files from white cardstock and backed some of the areas with patterned paper.
Instead of using acetate sheets, I use some photo protectors (which are already pockets!) and filled them with sequins and bits and then stitched them closed. I trimmed off any excess acetate.
I used a mix of sizes and colors of sequins and a few pinches of gold glitter as well...
Super simple and cute cards for Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoyed!
XOXO | Camp Buddies | Michelle Whorwood February 01, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
Michelle here with a new layout - inspired by LOVE. There are so many new gorgeous cut files coming in store in February all dedicated to love this month. Here is my layout featuring two of the cut files.
Firstly, I cut out the 'XO Background 3' cut file on white cardstock and then layered patterned paper under two of the XOs for added interest. I then cut out the row of hearts from the 'Love Actually' cut file on patterned paper and layered them at the bottom of my photo. I then added lots of layers and embellishments on my page! I really wanted to document this photo of my daughter and a friend from where we have our caravan. I thought it was super sweet and a perfect candid shot of the two of them together.
Some close ups:
Cut files used:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you are enjoying the design teams' layouts featuring the new 'love' cut files in store.
Valentine garland January 31, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a fun little garland banner I put together to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Ever since we packed away the Christmas décor, my little girl has been begging to decorate for Valentine's Day. Rather than go out and buy decorations, I knew I could put my crafting supplies to work, to make something special and unique. Involving my daughter in the making process, was an added bonus, and one that we both certainly enjoyed!
I dug into the Just Nick 'archives' for this project, to work with the Candy Heart digital file released last year. I simply can't think of Valentine's Day without images of sweet little pastel colored conversation hearts popping into my head. So, the idea for a banner inspired by these sugary treats, was born.
I knew that we would cut the hearts out of varying shades and colors of pastel cardstock, backing each one in red to mimic the text on a conversation heart. However, to make our garland a bit more special, we decided to turn each 'candy' heart into a shaker.
To make each shaker element, I went to my trashcan to repurpose some clam shell packaging for the transparent element. I used a permanent marker to trace my heart design onto the plastic, then simply cut inside the traced line to ensure a perfect fit.
I used scor-tape to secure my transparent piece to the backside of each diecut heart, then surrounded the negative text portion of each design, with a border of foam adhesive. When completing this step, make sure to leave no gaps between the pieces of foam tape, ensuring the contents of your shaker won't escape.
Once you've created your 'well' and filled it with your shaking element (in my case, this was seed beads), you are ready to adhere the solid red heart to the backside.
To turn my pile of pretty hearts into a banner, I simply punched a hole on the right and left side of each heart and threaded them all onto a length of twine.
This colorful display looks so sweet strung across my daughter's bedroom door, and she is so thrilled that she took part in the making!
There are loads of new love themed files in the Just Nick store, and lots more to come! We hope you'll share with us all of the lovely things you are creating with them!
Cut files used:
#lucky January 30, 2017 07:00
It's Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my third layout for this month.
I used Ring around my heart and Heart is full background cut files. I used a mixture of watercolors and gelatos to add color to the layout and lots of fussy cutting using papers from an old Clique Kits.
I converted my photo to B&W since I wanted to do a very light, pastel color palette
I resized both cut files according to my preferred size and used a blue patterned paper to mat the smallest one of the cut files.
I just love how this turned out
I hope you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!
Cut files used:
You Make My Heart Smile | Yvette Weber January 28, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! It's Yvette back with you, and today I'm sharing a Valentino's layout I made using one of the fabulous new cut files in the shop. My first thought were to use the Heart is Full Background by backing all of the hearts with several different patterned paper, but decided to go a different route.
You Make My Heart Smile...
I first cut the Heart is Full background from white cardstock....I then heat embossed a mixture of Red and Gold embossing powder onto the cut file, back a few of the hearts using Pink Paislee-Take Me Away Collection and back the entire cut file with vellum.
Here's a few close-ups of my layout...
I created a cluster on the bottom left corner of my photo using a few chipboard pieces with some stickers and place several of the gold hearts stickers randomly to the left of my photo.
I used the cut file phrase you make my heart smile for my title, I knew it would be perfect for this page with my husband and I together.
Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file. I mean, who doesn't love arrows! I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file! I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background. I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :) I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme! I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!
Some people | Laureen Wagener January 26, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
it's Laureen back with you and I am excited to share my layout for today.
For my layout I used the "Some people" cut file which I had in my library for ages but never got around to use it - until now.
I used my Silhouette to draw it out for me shifted to the left edge and then began piercing holes - a whole lot of tiny holes. After that I used my watercolor pencils in orange, yellow and a nude to fill in the cut file.
Then I searched for thread in matching colors to go along with the colors.
I wanted to trash this a MILLION times during stitching - all those itty bitty spots and it didn't look like anything I had imagined.
After I finished all the stitching I acutally began liking it - this layout really grew on me. Before I started I already knew I would use a big picture on the right and create some sort of border in the middle to cover up the edge of the picture.
I fuzzy cut a lot of florals from the Felicity Jane Maggie kit and layered them in the middle of my page.
At first I thought I would use other embellishments from the kit as well but nothing really felt right so I didn't use any extra embellishments - but I think because of the large amount of stitching and the big picture no embellishments were needed.
I truly hope you enjoyed todays inspiration and bring out your needle -
have a great day!
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