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So Sweet | Jen McMurtrey February 19, 2018 07:00

Happy Monday (Is that a thing?) Just Nick Friends!

It's Jen today continuing February's love theme using the Love Background cut file and Crate Paper's Main Squeeze Collection.

Using white card stock, I cut the Love Background file and painted it using watercolors - the same colors were used on the background paper as well.

 

With the background in place, I adhered the photo with it's patterned-paper backing using foam squares.

Embellishments were next and I used a mix of die cuts, stickers, and chipboard to give the layout a whimsical feel.

My final step was enamel dots - my embellishment staple - in a visual triangle on the project.

I love the cute factor of the finished project, which matches this sweet photo of my girls.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Just Nick Shop for this and loads of other fabulous cut files!


2018 School Days | Doodle Doily | Michelle Whorwood February 19, 2018 01:24

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the cool doily designs in store - the 'Doodle Doily'! 

I had loads of fun creating this with with a striking black cardstock background making the white doily pop on my page.  I cut the cut file out twice in two different sizes and used it to anchor both my photo and my embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page.  I then mimicked the black and white theme with some of my embellishments as well.

Some close ups:

Cut file:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Sweet Heart - Michelle Gallant February 17, 2018 07:00

Hey everyone, it's love week and we're celebrating by sharing love themed projects.  There's no greater love than the love a mother feels for her kids right? I used some photos of my sweet girl for my LO.  

I used the Boho Florals cut files.  I love using florals on my LO's!  Papers are from the Simple Stories Romance collection.

Look at how pretty this cut file is!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45

It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it!  I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile!  I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!

I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper!  I love how this layout turned out.  It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Heart is Full | Morgan Langley February 15, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! I am excited to be sharing another LOVE post this week! I used the beautiful "Heart is Full Background" cut file to create this fun and simple layout of my sister, Violet, and I!
I cut the file first from pink card stock and then made a circle a little big larger than the file on my Silhouette to create the white circle to make the file stand out against this cute patterned paper from the "Turn the Page" collection. Then on to embellishing! 
I used the "Turn the Page" ephemera pack as well as the 12x12 paper pad to cut out those adorable flowers and butterflies. I stitched through the middle of some of the butterflies for added texture. I also added puffy hearts as well as a bow, camera, and hot air balloon sticker from the "Carousel" collection. 
I created my title using the thinkers and puffy sticker "happy" also from the "Carousel" collection with the ampersand piece from "Turn the Page". I loved this mixing of alphas. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Follow me @morewithmorganl and Just Nick @justnickstudios on Instagram for more crafty updates! 

LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa February 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!!!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project all about love, but not the mushy-gushy-kinda-love, but the one between a girl and her fur-baby (actually our baby!).   And what better way to celebrate this love, than to create a page using some of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files!

 

 

To create this page, the  Heart Background 3 was used to create the background of this page.   All  the fun hearts just brought this page to live,and create the perfect background for the picture of my two youngest ones together.   A few papers from Cocoa Vanilla's Bohemian Dreams help bring color to this page.

 

 

 

 

 

To bring a bit more of a feminine and romantic touch to the page,  the Blossom Blooms cut file was used to cut a few flowers that are clustered at the corners of the picture.

 

 

 

Just a few more details were added using the collection embellishments, and a bit of water color in the background.

 

 

I hope this inspires you to stop by check all the digital files available at the JustNick Studio store.  There are so many to chose from especially to document all those sweet-love-full memories.

 

Have a great day!

 


Travelers Notebook | Jaclyn Rench February 13, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  Have you jumped on board the Traveler's Notebook trend?  I have and I'm officially smitten!  Something about a smaller canvas and a new set of background dimensions really has me inspired.  Add in the fact that I can use up plenty of my paper scraps, stamps, bits of washi and most importantly size down my favorite cut files - what's not to love?!

If you've followed my posts on the Just Nick blog over the years, you'll know that it's no secret that the floral cut files get a lot of use on my pages and projects.  The Boho Floral design is one that I have reached for over and over, so I was surprised to find that I had not yet used the second version, Boho Florals 2.  When cut from a metallic, matte, rose gold cardstock it was the perfect accessory to accompany this photo of my new favorite glass of rose.

I cut two version of the design (there are actually three included with the purchased file) and backed the small flowers with a solid yellow paper to add just another small pop of color to my spread.  I tucked the cut designs below and to the right of my photo, framing out the left lower edge and giving it more presence and texture.  

The frills and stems really add softness and femininity to this otherwise clean and graphic layout.

We would love to see how you are including Just Nick designs in your Travelers Notebooks.  Tag us on Instagram with hashtag #justnickstudio.  I know for certain that I'll be back soon to share how I'm incorporating these digital designs onto my spreads!

Cut file used:

Boho Florals 2


Hearts a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood February 12, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout all about LOVE! 
I chose to use the Hearts a Flutter Background file as I really liked the linear nature of the file and I thought it would look super cute with stitching down the centres for some added texture!

First, I cut it out on white cardstock and then used mists to create to colour the individual vertical lines of hearts in alternating pinks and yellows.  I really like the soft ombre effect.  I cut out my title using the Always Forever cut file and layered that on and around my photos.   
And some close ups:
Cut files used:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

The Greatest Love of All | Zsoka Marko February 09, 2018 07:00

Hello scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout! 

This week we are focusing on LOVE, so I've picked the Free Love cut file. I've used this as part of my title - the rest of the title was created using the Outline Alpha cut file.

 

When I think of love, the very first person that comes to my mind is my son, of course. I've come across this photo of him recently, as a tiny baby lying on his daddy's back. I thought this would be perfect for today's layout. Also, I haven't used the super cute Crate Paper Little You collection in ages so I was happy to bust it out!

First I created my title - I made LOVE the biggest so it remains the focus, plus I knew I wanted to place my photo behind the O. I welded all letters in every word to make my life easier ha! Then I backed each word with different patterned papers. I have a ton of papers left from this collection but unfortunately not many different ones and I'm missing the ones that have a bit of yellow in them. I didn't want my layout to be only blue so I decided to use yellow card stock behind my title. On the left I have my fave paper and on the right a simple blue-white striped paper that is actually not even from this collection.

I adhered the title to the background with the help of foam adhesive. Once done, I started embellishing. There's so many cute embellishments in this collection! I added a few chipboard pieces, stickers, a sweet little lion clip and scattered some enamel dots around the page. 

To finish off the layout I added my journaling and some black paint spatters. I could not stamp the date because I don't find it anywhere in the photo properties. Around the time Maxim was 4 my boyfriend did something on our computer, copied the photos from one place to the other or something like that, and all photos from before that time have the same date stamp on them. This still makes me so mad! Sure, in some cases I can figure out the year and the month, but in this case, I have no idea. Of course this is not the end of the world, but you know...just really sad that I don't know how old my kiddo is in some pictures. If any of you knows a solution to this problem, I'm all ears! 

That's it for today! Hope you like the layout!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

X


Family Love | Maryám Pérez February 08, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends! Maryám here with you today to share a new layout using JustNick cut files. Since this is the love week at the blog I decided to use the Heart Background 5 cut file and a photo of my family.


This layout was really easy to do. First of all, I sent my cut file through my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all of the hearts with some pattern papers. After that, I added a few embellishments but not too much because I wanted to keep the cut file as my main element.


Here are some close-ups:

That is for today. I hope you liked this layout. Let me know if you have any question. And as always say, don’t forget to visit the shop for more amazing cut files... and if you need inspiration check out the other posts on the blog!
Have a wonderful day.


Love You Always | Mari Clarke February 07, 2018 07:00

Welcome back to the JustNick blog today!  This week the DT has been working on love themed projects.  There are loads of love themed cut files in the shop.  For my project today, I chose the Love You Always and Heart Cluster cut files.

I used the Love You Always file as my title for the layout.  I backed the file with a variety of papers from the Pebbles "Forever My Always" and Crate "Paper Main Squeeze" 6x6 paper pads.  I cut the file from some white textured cardstock.  This is the same process I used for the Heart Cluster file.  

I added some Golden modeling paste to the vertical center area of my cardstock with a TCW script stencil. I added some strips of patterned paper and gold foil vellum to each side of the layout.  My photo mat is vellum and black and white patterned paper.

I embellished the layout with a variety of tiny phrase stickers, a Shimelle wooden button, enamel shapes, gold thread and die cuts. I finished off with some Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I like how this turned out. These cut files are so fun to work!

Here is a link to my process video!

 

Supplies:

Heart Cluster

Love You Always

 

Thanks for stopping at the blog!!

xxMari

 


Love You by Niki Rowland February 06, 2018 07:00

Hi there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with a love themed layout and today I'm celebrating the love of my gorgeous girl. I completely fell in love with this new cut file to the store, Heart Background 4 - it's awesome, I love those divided hearts and  knew instantly that I had to cut this out of a nice bright paper to give it justice.

I chose a very busy and colourful paper from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection and cut the Heart Background 4 from it, almost as big as I could go! I've then raised it up on foam pads and built up the rest of my layout at the bottom in a cluster.
I embellished the top part of the cut file with fussy cut hearts and pretty glittery stickers and I finished off with a few acrylic hearts
I totally loved working with this cut file, it's so gorgeous and was perfect for the layout I wanted to make. Thanks for joining me today and happy scrapping xxx

XOXO | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

Marcia back today. This week is all about  L O V E  on the JustNick Studio blog ... and there are so many awesome digital cut files that work well for documenting all of your love stories on paper. I wanted to use the new XO Heart digital cut file to help frame my photo and decided to add some hearts to the background with the Cross My Heart Background digital cut file. I love how it turned out!

You can see the Cross My Heart Background has these little squares to form rows of hearts. In addition, I cut out just the inside heart from several different pattern papers. Hand stitching would have looked awesome with this cut file.

I love how the XO heart frames my photo. You can see a larger heart from the Hearts 2 digital cut file tucked underneath. I love the patchwork effect the background has, yet with that pink framed heart, the focus is still on my photo.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!


Three Times the Love | Jen McMurtrey February 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It is crazy that we are already welcoming February and since Valentine's Day is just over a week away, I decided to create a project using the fabulous Loads of Love file from the JustNick shop.

For the base, I used a mint green patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection that I painted with white gesso. Once that dried, I splattered it with various watercolors that match the colors in the rest of the layout.

After cutting out the Loads of Love on white card stock, I backed each letter with a different patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection. 

My black and white photo was cut down to fit behind the "O" in the largest part of the cut file.

I kept this layout very simple and only added a few die cuts around the photo and at the top of the page along with chipboard stars in a visual triangle above and below the cut file.

 

This is a great project to try when you are pressed for time - I was able to complete it in just over an hour one evening after work.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Truly, Madly, Deeply - Rachel Lowe February 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

I have created a 8.5x11 inch layout today, using a non traditional collection for Valentines Day! I have used My Minds Eye Blush collection.

Firstly here are the two cut files I have used to create my layout:

Firstly I cut the Blocked Heart Background but instead of using the whole 12x12 cut file I played it over my white base paper and cut it down and then attached. I added a dot of glue to the blocked hearts which was enough.

I chose my photo and changed it to a sepia tone to match with my paper choice and colour hues. I foam taped my 3x3 inch photo to a navy blue paper to ensure it did not get lost amongst the pink and rose gold.

I added a die cut flower ( which I attached with foam tape to add height) and leaves and added my title under my photo, Truly, Madly, Deeply. I added some machine sewing to the leave centres and then at the edges of my white base paper. I do love the texture sewing gives to embellishments/layouts.

I the cut the Birds of a Feather set but using only two of them to create 'two love birds' flying towards each other. To finish off I added a heart above them, another in the wing of one of the birds and gave them eyes.

Finally I stamped the date of this photo.

Here are some close up photos:

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful creative week!

 

 

 

 


Dream - Michelle Gallant February 01, 2018 07:00

Hey everyone, Michelle G here today with a new LO.  As I was browsing the store I can upon this Quilted Circle Background cut file.  It was so pretty I just had to use it.  I had planned on backing the spaces with pattern paper but after I saw it cut I just had to leave it untouched.  It's such a beautiful cut file!

 Here's a peek up close.  So many possibilities with this file!

 Thanks for stopping by!

 


Hooray | Heart Background 4 | Michelle Whorwood January 31, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle Whorwood here with my second layout for this month!   I have been totally inspired by all the 'love' themed cut files in store.   I wanted to use the Heart Background 4 for my background as it is a fun and eclectic mix of different sized and shaped hearts. 

Here is my layout:

I cut the file out on dark charcoal cardstock to create a bold effect and added some pops of pink and yellow into several of the negative spaces.  By using a darker cardstock it creates graphic statement which makes a striking contrast against my white background.  I then added my photo and layering embellishments in and around it.  I love how the pops of colour mixed in with the bold black cut file create a balanced yet fun page!

Some close ups:

Cut file used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Michelle 


Best Girls | Jaclyn Rench January 30, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  February is just days away, and that has me in the mood to craft with hearts, hearts and more hearts!  I'm excited to share a page I made documenting the sweet friendship building between my daughter and niece.  This project just wouldn't be complete without some Just Nick heart designs.

The Patterned Hearts cut file, when sized down, makes a fun embellishment on a page.  I selected the large dotted pattern heart, sized it to around 1.5" square and cut it from white cardstock.  I then backed it with a tone on tone red stripe, adhered it to my page with foam adhesive and accented it with wood veneer, enamel dots and chipboard - to make it part of a small embellishment cluster, alongside my journaling block.

I snuck in a second digital cut design in the form of a frame around my journaling.  With all of the straight lines and angles on my page, the circular style frame from Infinity Hearts is an unexpected element.  It creates even more focus on my journaling.  The typed text was formatted in a word processing program, to fit within the boundaries of my frame.  In addition, I've placed it to slightly overlap two of my three photos, to tie the focal elements of my page together.

Thanks for joining me today, to see how I've incorporated some of my favorite heart themed designs onto a recent layout.  Happy Crafting!

Cut files used:

Infinity Hearts

Patterned Hearts


Capture | Zsoka Marko January 29, 2018 07:00

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!

I've picked a cut file I've worked with several times before, but I just love it so much: the Lotus Lace.

Here's my finished layout:

There's really no reason why I picked this cut file and used this collection, other than I love them and I felt like it at the time! I haven't used Maggie Holmes Gather in a long time and I try to bust out older collections for my Just Nick projects. The blues and yellows in this collection are just my favorite! So I can't wait to get my hands on the blue papers in Maggie's new line!

I backed each flower the same way, because it's a busy background anyway. For background I chose a paper with blue pattern too to tone it all down a notch.

Since I had spent quite some time on the background, I was not going to cover it all up with photos and embellies! I just created one cluster and kept everything there, photos, title, journaling, embellishments.

I added a few layers of patterned papers, tags, tissue paper behind my photos to help them stand out from the background. I then went through my embellishments and checked what fits. I might have used some from other Maggie Holmes collections too, because I don't have much left of Gather.

I picked out some chipboards, buttons, die cut pieces and arranged them around my photos. The journaling I wrote on a label sticker, I think this is from Chasing Dreams.

To finish off my page, I added some enamel dots and stamped my date!

That's it for today folks! Hope you like how this turned out!

XOXO

 

 


Happy New Year | Niki Rowland January 28, 2018 07:00

Hey there! Niki here with you today with a Happy New Year layout! I can't quite believe that the first whole month of 2018 is almost over, I'm still celebrating!
I loved the Happy New Year cut file that was new to the store in December. I wanted to cut it from a patterned paper to add to a white background but sometimes when cutting cut files onto patterned paper the definition of the file can be a bit lost, especially if the patterned paper is very busy. I therefore added a teeny weeny Internal Offset to the file in my Silhouette Software and set that to be drawn with a black sketch pen. The outline I set to cut as normal The result is that the file is cut out perfectly but has a black line around the edge to ensure it keeps its definition - awesome and it saves trying to ink the edges with an ink pad, happy days.
Before adhering the Happy New Year to my layout, I added some splodges of water colour paint using the packaging technique, and lots of splatters. I wanted the layout to have a bit of a party feel with an explosion of colour and adding colour to the background made it work.
I raised the cut file up on foam pads and then built my layout around it. I added my photo, lots of embellishments and fussy cut out lots of little speech bubbles from the Glitter Girl collection.
I hope you have enjoyed my very bright party layout! Happy New Year to all xxx

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire


You & Me | Jen McMurtrey January 27, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and JustNick has loads of wonderful cut files for your projects. However, today I am sharing a non-Valentine themed project using the new Heart Cluster file.

The project began with my duplicating the file in several sizes and cascading it down the page. I cut it on white card stock, backed it with a floral-patterned paper (Paige Evans' Turn the Page collection), and splattered it with ink.

I continued with the same file and used the offset feature on my Silhouette to create the next set of hearts. Once this was cut, I used several of the patterned papers and backed the heart clusters in a rainbow-like color scheme. This piece was adhered to the white card stock over the previously cut hearts with foam squares.

My photo was next and it was backed with patterned paper and placed on top of the hearts. Since the layout was already very bright, I printed the photo in black and white.

Embellishments were next and I clustered several of the floral die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection around the photo. I placed my title next and also added some bunches of white thread for more texture. 

I journaled a bit below the photo and placed puffy flower stickers and enamel dots on the page.

At the last minute, I added the gold washi tape down the left side to anchor everything.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other files for your projects.


Always & Forever | Mari Clarke January 25, 2018 07:00

Hey Everyone, thanks so much for stopping at the JustNick blog today!  I have a 12x12 scrapbook layout to share with you using the Tapestry Background cut file and the Love You 2 cut file.  

I cut the Tapestry Background from white textured card stock and then cut the paper diagonally in half.  I backed the cut with a piece of patterned paper from the Felicity Jane Mila kit.  I wanted to create a light and airy backdrop for my photos.

This created a soft and detailed area in the top left half of the layout.  I wanted to use black accents on the layout, so I used a black mat directly behind my photos and then cut my title pieces using Love You 2 from black card stock as well.

I have used bits of soft pink in the photo mat and ephemera from the Mila kit as well as pops of gold.  I love how this came out when it was all done!

Here is a link to the process video!  

The cut files I used for this project:

Thank you so much for checking out my blog post today!  Have an amazing day!

xxMari



    Making spirits bright - Michelle Gallant January 24, 2018 07:00

    Hey everyone, Michelle G here today with a new LO.  I'm not quite over Christmas yet.  LOL  Well I am but we still have a long winter ahead here so I decided to do a snowy LO.  I actually took this photo on Christmas eve.  It's become a tradition for us to do a Christmas eve photo shoot.  It was so beautiful out with the trees all covered in snow!   The frosted windowpanes cut file was just what I needed for my photo! 

    Here's a close up look

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00

    Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years! 

    I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad. 

    I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread! 

    Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts! 


    Shaker Cards | Maryám Pérez January 22, 2018 07:00

    Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share two shaker cards that I created using Bamboo Background and Lazy Daisies.

    For today's cards, I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream collection. I had the perfect sequins to match the collection so that's why I decided to use it.

    For the first card, I used the Bamboo background. I modified it a little bit because I needed to fit it in a 4,75 x 5" cardstock. Once I have it cut, I backed it with an acetate sheet and then I added some foam dots and of course a bunch of sequins too.

    For the second card, I used the Lazy Daisies set. I picked one flower and then I put it three times into the piece of white cardstock. Once I had them cut, I did the same as the first card but using other colors of sequins and embellishments.

    Here is another close-up of both cards.

    I hope you liked these cards I shared today. Let me know if you have any questions. And don't forget to check out the shop for more beautiful cut files. 

    Have a wonderful week!


    Power by Niki Rowland January 20, 2018 11:24

    Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with a layout using the 'Gamer' cut file available in the store. I love sets like these as they come with lots of different files to play with.
    I used my sketch pens to draw the battery symbol several times on the left side of my white background. I coloured these in using water colour paints. I wanted to use the word 'power' but the set didn't come with that word so I went looking for a similar font to draw that with my sketch pens too.
    I also cut out the robot and the speech bubble from white card. I backfilled these with patterned papers. I've used the Good Vibes Collection by Crate Paper.
    I also coloured in the word 'power' with my water colour paints and used the paints to make splatters on my layout.
    I built the rest of the layout using the papers and emphemera from the Good Vibes collection.
    I had such fun making this boy style layout, I love the robot cut file! Even though my boy isn't a 'Gamer' just yet (becuase he's only 4), this set of files still worked really well for a page all about robots :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by today to see my layout, what are you working on right now?

    Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire


    Snow Adorable | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 19, 2018 07:00

    Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia back today with a fun winter layout to share with you. I live in Minnesota where you can always count on cold and snowy winters. When I saw the new Frostbite Background digital cut file, I couldn't wait to use it with this outdoor photo of my daughter and her dog. 

    I wanted to add some of the beautiful snowflakes from the Snowflakes 2 digital cut file and create a visual triangle with them. I cut 3 of the 4 snowflakes in this cut file pretty large and arranged them so that they were partially off the page.

    I like to mix fonts when creating my titles so I used the scripty "Snow" from the Holiday Words digital cut file and combined it with some Thickers from my stash.

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

    For more details on how I created my Snow Adorable scrapbook layout, I would love to have you stop by and watch my YouTube process video.


    Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!


    SO SWEET | Nathalie DeSousa January 18, 2018 06:30

     

    Hi there!

    Nathalie with you bringing you a new layout that showcases a sweet selfie of  my littlest cousins using a few of the beautiful JustNick cut files.

     

     

    It is no secret, I love to stitch on my pages.  So, a few weeks ago, I found the Cross My Heart Background cut file in my folder, and had the idea to use it as a stitching pattern for a background of one of my layouts.   By simply sizing the cut file to fit into a letter size page, i was able to print it, and then use it to create the holes for the  cross stitched background hearts.

     

     

    I  had in mind using Crate Paper's Valentine's collection for this page, so i used embroidery floss to match the colors in the collection.  Now the picture for this page was a complete gift from my family in Ecuador.   The little ones (my littlest cousins) decided to play with one of the phones, and took a selfie of them in a tender moment, and I was one of the lucky recepients of this text!

     

     

     

     

     

    I kept the picture simple by just layering a few frames from the  Infinity Hearts cut file, so that it loooks like there are hearts floating around them.   A few of the embellishments from the collection were added to frame the picture and create the title of this page.

     

     

    I love the final look of this page, the soft and textured background is perfect for the sweet selfie  of the little ones.   Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check this and the many cut files available.   You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this came together.

     

    Take care!

     


    Sweet Layout by Rachel Lowe: January 17, 2018 07:00

    Hello everyone today I have a sweet layout for you!

    I have used two cut files from the JustNick Store which are just a bit gorgeous!!!!

    I decided to make a 8.5x11 inch layout and cut the XOXO to fit the dimensions. I love white on white and if your cut file is thicker it will stand out beautifully.

    I then cut a Boho Floral (3) and again sized it to fit proportional with my layout. I cut one in white and one in patterned paper, I love to add layers to blooms and this is a great way to do that. I only used several dots of glue between the white and patterned paper cut so I didn't lose the layering effect.  I paper backed the larger bloom. To finish off adding centres to the smaller flowers. I attached to my page with foam tape to create a 3D effect.

    I added some machine sewing to three edges of my white background paper to add definition.

    Lastly I added some very cute embellishments from my chosen collection Main Squeeze by Crate Paper.

    Here are some close up photos for you:

    Thank you for stopping today and I hope this layout has inspired you to create your own 'sweet' layout using these wonderful cut files.


    Happy New Year | Michelle Whorwood January 15, 2018 07:00

    Hey, Just Nick Fans! 

    Michelle Whorwood here with my first post of the new year so I thought it would be fitting to have a 'New Years'  theme for my first page of 2018.  I went large with my cut file 'Happy New Year' adding it as a feature title on my page.   Here is my layout:

    I cut out the title on an ombre patterned paper to give it depth and interest and then added a new year's photo tucked underneath.   The title also draws you into the photo and the grid design at the bottom of my page with a mix of Pink Fresh Studio, Crate Paper and Vicki Boutin embellishments  I added in some detail to the actual cut file with the bird and the flower chipboard from also from the Good Vibes collection.

    Here are some close ups:

    Cut file used:

    I had loads of fun going BIG with my title and designing my page around this large element!  I hope you have been inspired to upsize a cut file on one of your pages too!

    Til next time xx

    Michelle


    Happy Heart Day | Mari Clarke January 13, 2018 07:00

    It won't be long and Valentine's Day will be here.  JustNick Studio has so many awesome Valentine's themed cut files for the projects you may have in mind.  Today I am sharing some cards I created using the Heart Cards cut file.

    I started by placing an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy cardstock on my cut mat.  I set the sizes so that each image would fit onto a standard A2 card front. I set my cut setting for coverstock since this paper is quite thick.

    The first card is very simple and easy to make.  I removed the paper from the mat and backed it with a piece of patterned paper from the Pebbles Forever & Always 6x6 paper pad.

    Then I simply adhered this to an A2 card base using my tape runner adhesive and then added a couple of stickers from Crate Paper Main Squeeze.

    For this next card, I backed the cut file with a piece of clear acetate using some double sided tape as adhesive.  Then I added some foam tape adhesive to the frame of the cut file over the acetate.  Before removing the release paper on the foam tape, I added my shaker elements.  I then backed the card front with a piece of white cardstock and adhered that down to an A2 card base.  I finished the card front off with stickers from Main Squeeze.

    I love how these cards turned out.  They are ready for a sentiment on the inside and a hand written message!  

    Here is a link to the process video!

    For this card, I used the Heart Cards cut file from JustNick Studio.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

    xxMari


    Love Love Love - Cathy Martin January 12, 2018 07:00

    Hey everyone!!!  It's my first layout and blog post for 2018 for JustNick!  I swear, she's going to have to kick me to the curb to get me to leave!  Where I live, it's cold, the wind hurts my face, and there is slush and snow everywhere, so I decided I needed to channel a little sunshine into my page!

    I used the Loads of Love cut file, and I cut it out of a pinky-peach ombre paper.  I was originally going to cut it out of white cardstock, but decided to use up some of the neglected  solid papers in my stash.  At this point I had no clue where I was going with it, only that I knew I wanted to put a picture in the largest O.  I used a SnapChat pic of my daughter and I, since I needed a small one, and the quality of the photo wasn't the greatest, so it was better to keep it small.  I then chose various fun patterned papers from my paper scraps stash.  I always love stash busting with Nicole's cut files!

    I wasn't sure what background paper to use, but in the end I couldn't resist using the bright and friendly clouds!  My daughter also helped influence my background paper choice.  I only did a minimal amount of embellishing, since the page was already brimming with fun!  I am so happy with how seriously cute this page turned out!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

     

     

     


    Sixteen | Maryám Pérez January 11, 2018 07:00

    Hello Friends! Maryám here to share with you a new layout using awesome cut files from the JustNick Shop.


    For this layout, I used two cut files. I started with Butterfly Background. I opened it in Photoshop and with the eraser tool, I deleted all the butterflies except for one. I chose one in black because I wanted to cut an easy shape. Once I had all my butterflies already cut I decided that I wanted to add a little bit of dimension to the page so I took two butterflies and I adhered them together so in that way I can fold the first one. After that, I added some hand stitching because why not?! Then I added all of the embellishments but I was feeling that it needed something else so I decided to cut a few flowers from the Lazy Daisies Set and then I added enamel dots in the center on each one.

    And here is my layout:


    I hope you liked this page. Let me know if you have any questions. Don’t forget to visit the shop because there are more amazing cut files waiting for you.

    Until next time.


    Petal Fairy | Jaclyn Rench January 10, 2018 07:00

    Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share a recent layout I made using the popular Flowers cut design.  The outline floral from this file is bold and graphic.  It makes a fun statement and interesting embellishment to the page without detracting from the photos or the story.

    I cut six different sizes of the outline from plain pink patterned paper.  Then I used the solid design to cut out a vellum flower to layer behind each outline.  Once attached together and adhered to the page, the florals create a fun peek-a-boo affect.  When layered overtop of the patterned paper background, the vellum allows a peek at what's beneath, muting the colors just slightly with it's transparency.

    Here's a few close ups of my page, demonstrating how the cut designs are layered in among the other page elements.

    This cut design was fun to use and one I know that I'll reach for again and again, because of it's versatility.

    Cut file used:

    Flowers


    Christmas Traditions - Michelle Gallant January 09, 2018 08:00

    Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO.  I love how everyone has their own Christmas traditions.  In our house we do photoshoots, bake cookies, drive around the neighborhood to look at Christmas light, and yes we also do the elf thing!  My kids are older now so the magic of the elf is gone but I still like to move it around once in a while...just because!

     

    My favorite type of cut file is alphas!  Don't have the perfect title for your LO?  No problem, just make your own!  I used the Lower Case Outline Alpha. 

    Thanks for stopping by! 


    Cool Dude | Jen McMurtrey January 08, 2018 07:00

    Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year is off to a fantastic start!

    Today I'm going back to my love of mixed media with a fun boy-themed layout using the Doodle Frames and All Boy cut files from JustNick.

    This project began with a photo of my son from 2004 when he was just three years old. When I showed my husband the picture, he suggested I get a current shot and use both. It is so funny because after 14 years he still has the same smirk and I was able to capture it perfectly.

    One of my goals for 2018 is to destash my stash - I have so many wonderful collections of papers and embellishments that need to be used - so I pulled out the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this project.

    First, I used molding paste and gesso with a paint brush and applied them both to the black and white patterned paper. Once that was dry I splattered it with blue, orange, and yellow watercolor paints because I knew I would be using those three colors.

    The yellow frame was created using the Doodle Frames file with the sketch and cut feature on the Silhouette. I used white card stock and a black sketch pen to create the frame and then painted it with the same yellow watercolor from the paint splatters. I used foam squares to adhere the frame so it pops off the page. The photos were then placed using my ATG for the left picture and more foam squares for the one on the right. I love giving my pages lots of dimension.

    Next are the title and stars, which were cut using the All Boy file. These were again cut using white card stock and then painted with the orange and blue watercolors from the background. These were adhered with a combination of glue and foam squares depending on where they fell on the layout.

    The stars were clustered around both photos with numbers pulled from the embellishments in the CP collection to indicate Caleb's age at the time the pictures were taken.

    I added a few more embellishments above and below the title as well as the hand-written dates. This is one of my favorite projects in a while and I hope you are inspired to create today.

    Be sure to visit the JustNick shop today for these and many other awesome cut files!!


    Travellers Notebook - 2018 by Rachel Lowe: January 06, 2018 07:00

     

    Happy 2018 to you all!

    January always inspires me to plan, create goals and dream a little about how I would like my year to unfold!

    So today I have a Travellers Notebook spread for you focusing on my 2018!

    I have used Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection.

    I have used four cut files over these three pages.

    I used the Banner Essentials to cut my numbers to create 2018. I wanted to use a patterned paper that co ordinated with my other papers on the first page, so cut file numbers are always a must have in my library.

    I cut from white card stock my first page and typed my first piece if journaling. I created a corner pocket so I could tuck a journal card in . I have machine sewn before attaching to the TN page. Later I will journal my 2018 goals but in my handwriting (which is important I feel in the years to come). I embellished the journal card and page. I love the quote Be You!

     

    I wanted to frame my photo to it didn't get lost on the patterned paper so I used the Ring Around My Heart cut file, sizing it to work with my photo. I also used foam tape to attach it over my photo. My photo is symbolic as in the doors and me being able to choose which doors I walk through and which doors I close.

     To add interest to my second TN page I created a notebook page and tore the bottom and added some of the blue to tie it all together colour wise. I foam taped a sticker from the collection and again chose one that tied in with my theme.

    On my third page I minimised the wonderful Floral Corner cut file to create a feature. My tribe did a bit hard in 2017 for various reasons and hence why I chose 'this will be our year' from the New Year Words cut file. Again I have added some machine sewing to add texture and kept my embellishments to a minimum so my page did not become too busy.

    Here are some close up photos for you!

    I love how you can use multiple cut files on TN pages, they add so much interest in a unique way.

    Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope 2018 brings you lots of time and space to create xxx

     


    Sweet | Zsoka Marko January 05, 2018 07:00

    Hi there friends,

    First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones!

    I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!

    I've used the beautiful Henna Heart cut file on this one. I was thinking Valentine's day is coming soon so a heart layout would be a good choice. I adore this cut file! I love the non-traditional heart shape and all the flowers!

    I used a mixture of Maggie Holmes' Gather and Chasing dreams collection with a bit of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2.

    I started out by designing my layout in Silhouette Studio, then cut my partial hearts from textured white card stock.

    I chose some patterned papers that I thought had looked good together and started backing my cut files. I adhered them to the background, except for the bottom one. There I tuck my photo behind the heart first, put 3d foam adhesive on the left side of the heart and then I glued it all down. I also layered some tags, die cuts and tissue paper behind the photo.

    Once done, I went through all the embellies in these collections and picked out the ones I thought were a good fit: stickers, chipboards, tags, buttons and diecuts! The beautiful gold mirrored piece I used for my title is from My Mind's Eye. I wrote my journaling on one of the die cuts and stamped the date using a roller stamp.

    I hope you like today's inspiration.

    Thank you for stopping by!

     

    Till next time,

    X

     


    Twas The Night Before Christmas - Marcia Dehn-Nix January 04, 2018 07:00

    Hello JustNick Studio friends!

    Marcia here today. I am having a hard time packing up my Christmas papers so I decided to do one more layout. I hate to see the holidays ending ... that means I have to go back to work. Anyway, I really wanted to scrap this photo of the extended Nix family taken on Christmas Eve. I normally snap candid shots at family gatherings, but my niece brought out a tripod so we gave a group shot a try. I think it turned out great! I decide to go for a BIG title for impact. I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed them with a variety of different pattern papers.

    You can see the FA LA LA LA LA tree tucked in behind the photo. I couldn't resist adding that since we are posing in front of the tree.

    I stepped out of my comfort zone and used a piece of dark green pattern paper for my background. I really love how that title just pops against the green.

    Here are the cut files I used today ...

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!


    Winter Wonderland | Laureen Wagener January 03, 2018 07:00

    Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

    I hope you had a few fun days and celebrated the arrival of the new year safe and sound!

    Today I get to share my first layout of the new year and it is a winter themed one, that I am IN LOVE with!

    I already told you about our seasonal layout frame that I create layouts for every couple month and for this seasonal frame I made a new layout.

    I used the beautiful Snowflake cut files from the shop and cut them out of frosty blueish papers. I also printed a large DIN A4 photo that I took when it snowed like crazy in December.

    The snowflakes cut out beautifully and make such a nice border around my picture and frame it.

    I stitched around the entire photo to secure the snowflakes and give it a nice finishing touch!

    Have a great day,

    Laureen

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    Cut files used:

    Snowflakes
    Snowflakes 2


    Christmas Covers | Morgan Langley January 02, 2018 07:29

    Hey guys! Today I am using a variety of Christmas cut files to create covers for the Christmas card books I create each year! We get so many adorable fun cards that we want to save and so instead of shoving them in a box I hole punch them all and make a book! All of the covers I made are super cute and easy!
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    This first cover I made, I used the “Snowflakes 3” and “Snowflakes 4” cutfiles. (These snowflakes are beautiful!) I added some silver puffy star stickers and added “Merry Christmas” using the “Scripted Alpha” cut file! 
    For my second cover I cut part of the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” cut file and used non traditionally Christmas patterned papers to back the file. I added some banners and stamping and this cover is done! 
    My last I kept super simple using one of the trees from the “Tree Trio” cut file and then added some larger stamping and sequins! 
    Then hole punch all your Christmas cards and bind them with binder clips or ribbon! I hope you try this idea and these cut files out for yourself!

    SWEET GIRLS | NATHALIE DESOUSA January 01, 2018 07:00

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!

     Nathalie with you today, bringing you the first project of 2018  (can you believe it is a New Year already!).  

     

     

    I have had this picture in my scrapbook file for a while waiting for the right cut file, and when i saw the new Magic Carpet Background, the idea popped into my head.

     

     

     

    To create this background, I isolated only the full images of the cut file, and then copy them in a tile formation.   Using the Silhouette software,  the image was moved until it matched the angle of the picture, and then set to cut from white cardstock.

     

     

    Each image was then backed by a different paper from the Paige Evans' "Turn The Page" collection (one of  my fave collections from 2017!).  Using a bone folder, the centers of the motifs were slightly creased as to create the dimension in the background.

     

     

    Just a few embellishments were needed to complement and frame the picture.   I wanted the picture to balance the background, so I chose to keep it Black and White so that it stands out from the colorful background.

     

     

     

    The title of this page was created using the  "Girl Power"  and  "Lower Case Alpha" cut files from papers from the collection.   Each letter and word was cut twice, and glued together, a bit of foam adhesive adds the dimension to the word "sweet".

     

     

    I hope this serves as inspiration for the start of a new year!  Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check these and all the cut file designs available.  

    Remember i am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together. 

     

    See you all soon!

     


    Snow Day | Maryám Pérez December 31, 2017 07:00

    Hello Everyone! Today is the last day of the year and I'm so happy to back sharing a new layout using the wonderful JustNick Cut files. 

    For today's project, I'm using the Snowflakes Cut File Set. This time I was inspired by one of the layouts from Paige Evans where she created a big snowflake with sequins. I took that idea and I created my own layout using sequins and a cut file.

    I made 3 snowflakes. The first thing I did was cut the snowflakes using my Silhouette Cameo, after that, I adhered all of my sequins following the design of the snowflake. Once I have that part done, I decided to add some stitching so I used the little holes in the sequins as a guide and I stitched through them.

    Here is my layout:

    I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be really happy to answer them.
    I wish you all a Happy New Year!


    Be Happy Layout | Niki Rowland December 30, 2017 07:00

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    Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with a new layout using the Funky Rectangles Background 2 cut file which is a new one and can be found in the store.
    I cut the background onto a piece of white card, but didn't cut the bottom row so that I had a large white border at the bottom of my layout.
    I trimmed my white card down so it was around 11.5" square, and put the cut file over the top of a very busy patterned paper so that the very busy pattern showed through the Funky Rectange Background 2 cut file - that pattern looks awesome!
    I've used the new Crate Paper Good Vibes collection for this layout, I just love the happy colours.
    I hope you've enjoyed my layout today - what will you make with this file?
    Happy scrapping xxx
    Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire

    Pineneedle Wreath Christmas Layout by Rachel Lowe: December 29, 2017 07:00

    Hello everyone!

    I am hoping you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas day spent with family and friends.

    I have still managed to find some time to scrap in the evenings despite a busy December and Christmas and Boxing day festives, I hope you have too. 

    Today I am using a Christmas cut file, Pineneedle Wreath on my layout.

    I have used Crate Paper Fa La La collection but choosing the pink and greens from the collection.

    My wreath is 10x10 inches and to keep it soft I used white card stock. I added a dots of glue in the centre of the wreath and attached to the centre of the card stock, this way the outer edges of the wreath stand up and create a 3D effect.

    I then designed my layout keeping it soft and 'pretty' to compliment my photo of my daughter wearing a holly wreath in her hair.

    I have sewn a line and then attached the chipboard bauble with foam tape to create the illusion of it hanging.

    I added gold glitter sequins to tie in with my chosen gold frame and embellishments.

    I finished my layout off with some machine sewing and stamped the date of my photo.

    Here are some close up photos:

    Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you in 2018, Happy New Year!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Joyful Time of Year | Mari Clarke December 28, 2017 07:00

    Hi Everyone, so glad to welcome you back to the JustNick blog today!  The hustle and bustle of Christmas day 2017 is officially over; however, for memory keepers the fun has just begun.  Hopefully you had the chance to grab some photos, and let me just say, the JustNick cut files are an awesome place to get started with putting those memories down onto paper.  
    I am using one of the cut files from earlier this month called JOYFUL.  This is such a beautiful design.

    I really love the contrasing fonts and interesting collage of the word "joy" interspersed with the stars.  I picked up on the star design, and the word "joy" fits my photo perfectly.

    I created the layout on a piece of American Crafts 12x12 textured white cardstock.  I applied some mists using the packaging technique and splatters with some Vibez and Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine.  I used two torn strips of patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio December Days on the top and bottom of the design.  

    I cut the JOYFUL cut file from some Stampin Up! Poppy Parade cardstock.  This tone of red matches the red in the patterned paper perfectly.  I backed the cut file with vellum, also cut from the cut file, but sized slightly larger in the Silhouette Design Studio.  The cut file is backed with foam adhesive.  I added a bit of embellishing using die cuts, a wooden button and puffy stickers from December Days.  My photo is matted in the Poppy Parade cardstock and some gold foil vellum.  
    I added some sewing in gold thread to the top and bottom of the layout and to the Christmas balls to make them appear to be hanging from under the torn edge of the patterned paper.
    There are so many fun cut files in the shop for using on any project with your cutting machine!  I love these files!
    Be sure to check out the following cut files that I used on my layout today:
    -STARBURST (used for the pink stars on the layout)
    Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

    xxMari


    Let it Snow - Cathy Martin December 27, 2017 07:00

    Hey everybody!  It's Cathy here and I'm back with a layout inspired by a winter scene.  I used the Frosted Windowpane cut file and created a layout about the lovely calmness of a winter morning.  This cut file is just lovely and I cut it out of white cardstock.  I decided to just back it with one colour of paper, but it could be backed with a multitude of papers as well to create an amazing ombre effect!

    Since this cut file goes in the corner of a layout it was easy to figure out how to design my page! I just cut another paper on a diagonal and placed it in the opposite corner.  I also cut out a paper frame to encase my entire layout.  Overall I love the fun and whimsical scene created using this file along with embellishments that emphasized my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

     

     


    'tis the season | Laureen Wagener December 26, 2017 07:00