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

My Heart is Full Layout by Niki Rowland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy your weekend!!
Majken

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

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


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

Hello everyone!

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

XO

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Life Goals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Majken


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

xxMari


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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


LOVE | Monique Liedtke January 07, 2019 07:00

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

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

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

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

Here are a few close-ups:

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

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


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

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

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

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

Hi there!

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

 

 

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


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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

XO,

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Christmas Bakes layout by Niki Rowland

Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.

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

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

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

Majken


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

xxMari


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for stopping by and see you next year!

Rachel x


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

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

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

And these are the cut files I used:

FA LA LA LA LA

Naughty or Nice

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

XO

 


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

Hello everyone!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


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

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

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

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

12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 7 | Monique Liedtke December 07, 2018 00:30 3 Comments

Hi JustNick friends! It's Monique here today with already the 7th free cut file of the "12 Days of Giveaways"!! Today the giveaway is this awesome snowflakes cut file: "Snowflakes 5": 

I decided to use one of the snowflakes as the background for my layout (the one at the bottom left side) and created this page using an older collection from Bella Blvd:  "Christmas Cheer":

Here are a few close-ups of my page:

I cut the snowflake from the "Daily Details" sheet, a sheet full of different colored snowflakes and love how it turned out. 

I love background cut files and often use a "normal sized" cut file and enlarge it so I can use it for my background, like I did here.

If you like the "snowflakes 5" cut file too, then be sure to hop over to the JustNick shop to grab this free cut file!!

Enter the code: SNOW5FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 7, 2018.

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

WIshing you a wonderful day and happy crafting!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 6 - Leslie Berner December 06, 2018 03:00 1 Comment

 

Hi friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today. As you all know it is that time of year where 12 day of giveaways turn boring 12 days into happy days! 
 
Today I am so happy to say that this beautiful cut file is totally for free!
Code : ICONFREE
These were so much fun to play with. At first I cut out all the icons with my Silhouette, but in the end I only end up using the gift cut file. 
I resized it to fit on a 12x12 piece of card stock and then I backed it with some of the paper from the My Mind's Eye Winterberry collection. I also brought in some elements and die cutts from the Crate paper Merry Days collection. I did a load of fussy cutting as well. I fussy cut the white poinsettias from one of the Winterberry papers. 
I did some mixed media on the background as well. I used a 12x12 Bazzill Marshmellow card stock and added some texture paste through a stencil I have of scattered stars. Then I sprayed and splattered some Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine around the edges of where I knew my cut file was going to be placed. 
If you are interested in the process of making this page in more detail please click here for the process video.
Here is the final layout.
  

 Enjoy!

 


12 days of giveaways - DAY 5 - Johanna Valayer December 05, 2018 03:30 2 Comments

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for the 5th day of 12 days of giveaway ! Today the free cut file is the "joyful 2" background which is so cute ! 
I've decided to use this cut file to make a shaker card in my December daily 2018. I cut it to the size of my album and put it in a pocket I've made with my fuse tool. 
Before closing my pocket, I've added some christmas vibes sequins. I love so much these gold stars sequins ! Then, I've added a little sticker.
For the other card of my layout, I wanted to document the yummy cookies I've made which we have eaten while watching a Christmas movie on Netflix with my boyfriend ( typical Christmas cliché, I know ahah!)
I've decided to put my photo in this lovely gold puffy bell. Then, I've made a little pocket to insert a tag with my journaling, and I've added a little stamp. I've finished by adding little gold color shine splatters and my day 3 of my December daily was done ! 
Enter the code: JOY2FREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 05, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
I hope that you have enjoyed, I can't wait to see what you'll done with this cut file !
See you soon, Johanna xx

12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 4 | Erinn Barclay December 04, 2018 06:00 2 Comments

Yay for FREE cut files!! The Day 4 cut file is the Winter Frame.

I love this cut file and could not wait to use it! My husband and I just bought our first house and I knew this would be the perfect cut file to use to document this memory.

I have some older holiday collections (Oh Joy & December Days) from Pinkfresh Studio that go well together. They also match the colors from my picture.

I decided to use green paper for the cut file since it has pine leaves and brought out that color from the collections and the wreath in my picture.

I used a different patterned paper for the inside of the frame to give it more separation from the background.

I added some tiny wood stars and enamel dots around the frame for pops of color.

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 04, 2018.

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

Hope you all enjoy the holiday season and have fun crafting!!


12 Days of Christmas Give Aways Day 3 | Rachel Lowe December 03, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello Justnick friends! Christmas is coming yay!

I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas give aways! Today is Day 3 and here is the free cut file for today.

And here is what I created using these gorgeous Holiday Florals cut files. I also used the Winter Frame cut file.

I have used Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Vibes collection. I cut numerous flowers and holly and leaves in white card stock. Resizing so I had various sizes to create clusters.

I then paper backed each one. With the flowers I only adhered at the centres so it would give the effect of layers. I added a die cut flower on two of the cut file flowers to add even more laters.

I created three clusters of flowers and holly/leaves around the wreath, adding embellishments from the PF collection and finishing off by adding enamel dots and crystal drops from my stash. The branches from the Winter Frame cut file adding more layers and texture.

I finished off by adding gold/white glitter flakes to add a real Christmas sparkle. I added my journalling of our family tradition, trifle made by my mother each and every year!

 

 And there you have it, a Christmas layout not so traditional but just as lovely. and here is how you get your free Holiday Florals cut file.

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3rd 2018.

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

Thank you for stopping in today and make sure you stop back tomorrow for Day 4 of free cut files from Justnick!

Rachel x

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 2 | Mari Clarke December 02, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Welcome to the blog today, friends!  What could be more fun than free cut files from the JustNick shop!!  Today the free cut file for the December giveaways is this awesome Modern Tree Background!

I cut the file from some white card stock and backed the open trees with some festive patterned paper from Crate.  These papers are all from the famous Snow and Cocoa collection.

I added some foam adhesive to the back of the cut file in a few areas to give it more dimension on the layout.  My photo has a few layers of patterned paper to coordinate with the paper backing the cut file.  I tore the bottom edges of the papers in the photo mat. 

I added a cluster of die cuts to the bottom left area of the layout, adding to the festive theme.  The trees can be used for a winter themed layout or Christmas.  I love that about this cut file!  

 

I added a few stickers and die cuts to the photo and a little cluster to the right.  I created a frame for the layout using a piece of black and white patterned paper from my stash.  I like how that finishes it off and completes the layout!

Be sure to hop over to the JustNick shop to grab your free cut file.

Enter the code: MODERNFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Have an amazing day!

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 1 | Nathalie DeSousa December 01, 2018 07:00 3 Comments

 Hi  there!

It is starting to feel and look a lot like Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than to share cut files! For the next 12 days, JustNick Studio will be giving a cut file a day for free!  So, let's get started!

 

 

Today's free cut file is "Build a Poinsetta", and it is the perfect cut file to create beautiful layouts and cards, but how about a decor piece for your home, well...

 

 

Every few years we change the color of the Christmas tree decorations, and this year our daughter decided the colors: blush, white and blue-gray.   The new colors mean that our Christmas decorations also have to be revamped a bit, so i decided to create this piece to for our home.

 

 

I pulled a Jillibean embroidery hoop and painted to match our wood pieces.  While the paint dried, i used today's free cut file, "Build a Poinsetta" to cut the pieces for the flowers from papers that matched the tones of the tree ornaments.  A bit of Vicki Boutin Art Crayon helps to add the shading to the petals, while a bone folder helped to create the movement of the flowers and leaves.  To finish each flower, I added a few french knots to the center of each flower.

 

 

 

 

To add the sentiment to the hoop, i decided to pull the  Merry and Bright cut file and used only the "merry" word of it to create the stitched sentiment on the hoop.

 

 

To assemble the piece, i added some small branches created using a soon-to-be-released "Holiday Boughs" cut file, and then glued all the pieces to the hoop.  I added a piece of ribbon to the top of the hoop, so that the piece can also be hung from the tree or around our home.  Just love how this turned out!!!

 

 

Now it is time for you to visit the store to get your free copy of this cut file, so:

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 01, 2018.

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

 

I cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!  As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

 

XO


Grateful & Thankful | Erinn Barclay November 30, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends! It's Erinn here with a new layout using the Grateful cut file. This is my husband and I several years ago on our first Thanksgiving Day together.

I used the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection. The colors, images and sentiments in this collection are perfect for a thankful themed layout. I cut the leaves on two different colors of green paper and added them with the leaves from the collection.

I love the open letters of the words from the cut file and knew I wanted to back them with patterned paper. It's such a great way to add multiple colors and patterns. 

I made the word grateful a little bigger than the word thankful and used adhesive foam to give that word more dimension. 

I tried mixed media on this layout, which is fairly new (and somewhat scary!) for me. I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it, but it was nice to do something different. I used the Vicki Boutin watercolor set and really like how the colors turned out.

Make sure to stop back to see all the fun stuff we have in store for you in December!


Snowflakes | Mari Clarke November 29, 2018 06:00

Welcome to the JustNick Cut File Studio blog!  Today I am sharing a project using the Snowflakes cut file.

This cut file is perfect for the paper and design I had in mind for documenting a family memory from last Christmas.  

I cut the snowflakes from some American Crafts white textured card stock.  I added some adhesive to the snowflakes and then dipped them into some Nuvo glitter in colors to match the "Flurries" paper from the Freezin' Season/Simple Stories collection.

The glitter added just the perfect sparkle to the snowflakes!  I added the snowflakes across the edge of the patterned paper. I used some tissue paper and the reverse side of the Flurries paper to mat my black and white photo.

I also added the snow flakes around the photo as an embellishment.  There are so many things you could use this cut file for;  I am excited to use these glittery snowflakes on a card project, as well.  They would also be great on some Christmas tags under the tree!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  Here is a link to the cut file in the shop:

- Snowflakes

Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

xxMari


Holiday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Do you make holiday cards to send at this time of the year? Marcia here today. I try really hard to make cards and get them all mailed out. Some years I do better than others. I can't seem to force myself to make any though until after Thanksgiving. I am in full Christmas cardmaking mode now though, lol. I love using digital cut files on my cards just like I do my layouts. On my first card I added a pretty Layered Poinsettia along with some Stems 2. I love the dimension the layered poinsettia adds.

For my second card I used the Holly Ring digital cut file to frame my sentiment.

Here are the cut files I used today...

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


Dreams Do Come True | Rachel Lowe November 27, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends! Today I have a traditional 12x12 inch layout documenting a recent trip to Italy.

I have used three cut files on this layout, a gorgeous doodle floral cluster, fall florals and dream big titles. 

I have used Pebbles Inc My Bright Life collection. I firstly enlarged the doodle floral cluster and then paper backed it. Don't be afraid to paper back with a busy or patterned paper as it gives visual interest. I then added leaves and sprigs from the fall florals cut files, tucking them under the large doodle floral cluster. You will see I did this all the way around, tucking them under individual doodle flowers.

As I added the Doddle Floral cluster with foam tape I was able to add embellishments under and on the actual cut file.

I did not mat my photo as I did not want my layout to look too busy but added with foam tape to give height.

I cut the 'Sweet Dreams' title but then cut off the 'sweet' and then paper backed Dream. I also added with foam tape and again added embellishments under it. To complete my title I added typed 'do come true'. I added a splatter of black colour shine.

 With travel layouts you don't have to use travel cut files, papers or collections as you can see from my layout. Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon.

 


Sweet - Johanna Valayer November 26, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new layout. I wanted to make an autumnal layout so I've decided to use the Golden rod collection from 1canoe2. I chose the beautiful "Floral swag 5" cut file and I cut it twice in order to make a sort of frame with it. 
Then, I backed them with some papers. I've decided to only choose yellow-ish and pink-ish papers.
I wanted to add some glitter so I've decided to emboss some leaves of the cut files and the center of the different flowers. I used the Fairy tale embossing powder from Wow! This is an amazing golden powder with some holographic glitters in it!
I added some embellishments around my photo and the tittle at the right of my photo. Under my photo I added a little sticker phrase to make a black recall and I stamped at the bottom right corner. 
I put some sequins under the cut files and some gold color shine splatters and as I found that the space around the cut file was too white I tore my paper at the top hand left of my layout and I added a pink paper under. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

 


Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids.  Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful. 

I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them? 

After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape.  I love adding that extra depth to layouts.

My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.

I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.

I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Majken


THANKFUL FOR THIS BOND | Nathalie DeSousa November 22, 2018 07:00

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates the sweet and special bond between humans and pets.  We love our baby so much, and he loves us just as much that i decided to pull a few of the beautiful JustNick studio cut files to create this new page.

 

 

I wanted something soft for the background, so i decided to hand stitch the  Heart Strings Background with white thread, and then back the heart spaces with colorful hearts cut from the  new Whimsical collection.

 

 

 

 

The curvature of the lines brings so much movement to the layout; and the space  created with the stitching was the perfect spot to add some sentiments using the collection's rub-ons or stamped images -that correspond to respective heart color-.

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, the Gratitude cut file was used to cut the word 'Thankful' from white cardstock.  This was propped on some foam adhesive onto the layout's background.

 

 

 

Once the picture was placed on the page, i used a few of the Whimsical collection flower ephemera to create clusters around the page.   To bring more of the cool tones to the page (tried at best to tone block the clusters), I  had to use the Stems 2 cut file to cut some extra leaves from white cardstock,  These were then colored with watercolor so that they take the hues in the hearts.

 

 

This page is so full of texture and movement.   The color of the hearts bring plenty of color and interest to this page,and i just love how it all works together!   Remember to stop by JustNick Studio store to check all these cut files.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Have a blessed day!

 


Grateful for Friends | Monique Liedtke November 21, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends, Monique here today with a Thankful (or rather, Grateful) layout using the brand new "Retro Hip Background" cut file.

And this is the Retro Hip Background cut file:

When I saw this cut file I new I wanted to use it straight away. I love background cut files, they are always so versatile and can be used for any and every layout you want to create.

This week's theme for the DT to use is "Thankful", but as I also wanted to use the new Crate Paper Christmas collection "Merry Days" that had just arrived at my doorstep, I chose to combine the two and created a Thankful/Christmas layout. 

I have this great group of friends that I love to spend time with and every year for the last 10 years or so, we get together on a Sunday in December to spend the day scrapping, talking, eating and be merry. I'm so grateful to be able to call these girls my friends that I decided to do this Thankful layout about them. 

Here are a few close-ups of my page:

I just love Christmas collections and this one is no exception! This is the first Chrismas layout I created this year and I think the Retro Hip Background cut file is a perfect match for my page! 

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today and don't forget to check out the JustNick store for this and more background cut files

 

 


Thankful for You | Niki Rowland November 20, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans, Niki here today to share a 'thankful' layout. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but it still gets me thinking each year about what I am thankful for. I had a baby three months ago and he took much longer to come along than we had hoped and I am therefore so very thankful for him in our lives.
I've used the absolutely gorgeous Mandalla Leaf for this layout. This amazing cut file was new to the store im September and I've been itching to use it ever since.
I cut the Mandalla Leaf out of an ombre sheet of patterned paper. The collection I've used is Indigo Hills 2 by Pinkfresh Studio. I cut the leaf from the centre of the paper and used the edge of the sheet as a page border.
I attached the very beautiful leaf to my layout and added stitched details around the edge of the layout. I wanted to keep the layout quite minimal in order for the focus to stay on the leaf, ie I didn't want to cover too much of it up!
I used a small photo of me and my baby boy framed with ephemera and layered with a chipboard frame. I clustered my photo within the leaf and added my embellishments around the photo.
I added a small title with teeny alphabet stickers from the same collection and machine stitched through them.
I hope you enjoyed this layout - definitely try out this cut file, it is so very beautiful.
Happy scrapping xx

Thankful for Dubai - Leslie Berner November 19, 2018 07:00

Hi, It;s Leslie on the Blog today, Thanks for stopping by!

 

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 cut file from the store. I  cut the frame out of textured white card stock from American Crafts. I also resized to the file to fill a 12x12 paper. To help the cut file stand put from the background, I loosely doodled around the edge of the cut file with a black pen. 

For the background I was inspired to echo the hexagons in the cut file and I traced a small hexagon shape and stitched in a purple ombre effect, from light purple to dark purple.

 

 

For the rest of the embellishing I basically just layered the floral ephemera and the die cuts from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. 

 

 

Thanks you for stopping by today!

If you are a stickler for PV's ( Process videos) please click here

 

Enjoy!


Gratitude Cards | Mari Clarke November 16, 2018 00:00

Welcome to the JustNick blog today!  It's team member Mari Clarke here, and today I am sharing some gratitude cards that I created with some of the amazing designs from the JustNick shop! I will be using the Rose Cluster cut file and the Rustic Floral Frame 2 cut file.

I created these two oversized cards with the cut files.  I created custom envelopes to go along with the cards as well, using some thin patterned paper.

For this first card, I cut the Rose Cluster cut file from some textured white card stock.  I sprayed the cut file with some gold mist and then adhered it to some vellum.  I attached the piece to a piece of water color paper that I had water colored with some purple and teal paint.  To finish the card, I added the sentiment "thankful" which I cut from the Card Sentiments 4 cut file.  Then I  added a few Nuvo Drops in gold.

For the second card, I cut the Rustic Floral Frame 2 design from some textured white card stock.  I added some Distress Oxide Inks to the cut file for a fall theme.  I spritzed some gold mist onto the cut file as well for some added interest.  I dry embossed a piece of vellum with an argyle pattern and added some gold ink.  I attached the vellum to a Neenah Desert Storm card base and then added the frame onto that with some foam adhesive.  I cut the sentiment "blessed" from the Card Sentiments 4 cut file and added that with foam adhesive as well.

I love creating cards with cut files; it is easy to do when you have these amazing designs to work with!  Be sure to head over to the JustNick shop and check out all of the wonderful designs!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

xxMari

 


Pinball | Erinn Barclay November 15, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone! It's Erinn here with a new layout featuring the Hit Play Background cut file.

My niece and nephew came to visit us in Minneapolis a few months ago. We took them to play mini golf and while we waited to play, my husband and nephew played some arcade games.

I thought this cut file was fitting since the were playing games. I backed a few of the open areas of the cut file for a pop of color that brings out the color in the pictures.

I don't often make boy themed layouts, so it was fun to make a guy page using the Pinkfresh Studio Boys Fort collection.

I added adhesive foam behind the cut file to give it some dimension.

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick Studio blog!

 

 

 


Thankful - Leslie Berner November 13, 2018 07:00

Hi! It's Leslie on the blog today.
My challenge this week is to make a layout to do with something that I'm thankful for. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I have plenty to be thankful for in my life, so it was not difficult for me to think of something to scrap. 
I chose two pictures of me and my husband. The first picture is of us sitting on a bench that day we got married, 30 April 2007 and the second photo is of us trying to recreate the first picture, we took that second picture 4 November 2018. And so I feel I have 11 and a half years of marriage I am very thankful for. 
I used the Rose Cluster cut file.
I wanted to do some stitching so I altered the cut file to a stitch file. This took a bit of time, but it was so worth it in the end! Here is a picture of what it looked like after I had completed the alteration. Please excuse the bad quality of the photo. I also flipped the image horizontally. 
I chain stitched with white tread along the holes my silhouette made, and I decided to use all 6 strands of thread to give the stitched flower lots of texture and interest. 
Here is a close up of the stitched bits.
I decided to use the beautiful Willow lane collection from Crate Paper. I fussy cut out the gold flowers form the vellum sheet and the colored flowers from one of the patterned papers from the 12x12 paper pad. The small alphas are Thickers from the Pink Paislee and the die cut that says "All things grow with love" is from the Flourish collection. 
Here are some more close ups.
Here is the final layout.
I hope that you find that you can do a lot with cut files, you can use them as stencils, as layering, and can convert the cut file to a stitch file!!
Click here for the process video. 
Enjoy!!

Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?