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Celebrate Today | Erinn Barclay October 16, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends! It's Erinn here and I'm excited to share a new layout using the Word 3 cut file. My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary in September, so I wanted to do a celebration page.

I hand stitched around the cut file to give it a little something extra. I chose a paper that had multiple colors and decided to stitch in colors to match each section of the paper.

I love having a big title as the focal point. 

Confetti Wishes by Pink Paislee was the perfect collection to use for this layout.

I used foam adhesive behind the title and some of the embellishments to give the layout some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! Please make sure to check out all the other amazing JustNick Studio cut files! 

Fall Family Fun | Majken Pullin October 15, 2018 07:00

Hello crafters!  Majken here, excited to be with you here today.  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed layout with you using a newer cut file that JustNick released in September.  It made me think of wagon wheels and pumpkins!


Here is the cut file.

After I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted the image a second time, then rotated it 180 degrees.  I moved them where they slightly overlapped and welded the images to create a single cut file. Then I sized it where I wanted it. You could also cut the image twice and place it on your project to create the mirror.

Circle Mania is perfect for some sewing and tucking ephemera to create contrast.

You can see I used some 3D foam dots to pop up certain images.

I think this fall themed ephemera is just so pretty!  Here's one more close up.  I added a few enamel dots to create a visual triangle, plus a quick journal tag.

I'm so glad you visited today.  I hope you're inspired to manipulate and expand your cut files to make them fit your project.  Enjoy your week!

Cut file used:  Circle Mania

Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

 Hello girls !
I'm here today with a new 30x30 layout. I really had a lot of fun making this layout !
For this layout I used the gorgeous "mermaid tail background 2" on the left side of my page. I backed up it with some papers from the simple and sweet collection. This collection matched so much my photo for me, I really love how it turned out !
I made some mixed media with the packaging technique ; I used some colors that matched my papers and I finished with some splatters. 
If you want to try out this awesome cut file, just click on it !
Then, I embellished around my photo ; How cute is this frame with the stitched details ? For my title I used a big white glitter word mixed to an alpha, love the result ! 
Finally I added a little bit of stamping ( as usual ahah ) and I teared a little my cardstock which I backed with a paper and I added a staple and it was done !
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx

This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.

I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.

Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.

I used a light wood grain background paper.

I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.

I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.

I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.

I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Rachel x

STAY WILD | Nathalie DeSousa October 10, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

Nathalie back with you today with a new project using some of the Just Nick Studio cut files.   I love all things Fall, and as soon as Cat Martin (one of our past designers) released her new digital collection, Norwegian Wood.   The idea of building a forest scene/diorama came to my mind.

To create the frames that are in the background and around the page, i  used the Floral Corner and Graphic Frames cut files.




First i copy and welded a few of the Flower Corner cut file so that they form a square of flowers on the mat.  



Then i attached one of the Graphic Frames to the flower square and sent it to cut from white cardstock.   I cut two frames, one to fit the entire page, and a smaller one at about 2 inches shorter.



Before gluing pieces to the page, the smaller frame was use as a mask to add a bit of color (so that it match the tones in the collection)to the center of the page - I used VIcki Boutin Crayons for this-.  



Each frame was backed with colored vellum (also created with VIcki Boutin Crayons) and then a bit of foam adhesive was used to create the dimension on the page.   Since the background and frames are doing a lots of the work, just a few decorations from the collection were needed to complete this page.


Love how this turned out.   Sometimes all  it takes is a few cut files to translate your ideas into the perfect layout.  Remember to stop by JustNick Studio to check the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added weekly.

You can always contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.


Fall | Mari Clarke October 08, 2018 07:00

Welcome to the blog today!  It's creative team member Mari here.  Today, my scrapbook layout features the awesome "Sweater Weather" cut file images from the JustNick shop.

I wanted to create a fall themed layout using the "fall" cut from this file for my title.  I cut all of the images from Bazzill Marshmallow card stock using the heavy card stock setting on my silhouette.

Once I had all of the pieces cut, I put some Distress Oxide down on my white card stock base.  I used a variety of colors in fall tones.

I added some stenciled leaves to the background as well.  I added Distress Oxide inks to the leaves from the cut file.  I also stamped on some of the leaves as well, just to add more interest to them.

I added some leaves cut from vellum which I ran through an embossing folder.  The addition of some glitter sequins and black paint splatters give more interest to the layout as well.

The arrow below the word "fall" provides a ledge for the title.  I love all of the different pieces to this cut file; it's perfect for any fall project you may want to create!  

Here is a link to the cut file in the shop:

Sweater Weather

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you were inspired to create a project documenting a special memory!

Have an amazing day!



Home Sweet Home | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Before the first frost here in Minnesota, I wanted to get a photo of my hubby and I on our front step. I like to fill my front step with pots of flowers and ferns. It make me happy to see the plants when I come home. I decided to scrap that photo using the Home Sweet Home digital cut file.

Home Sweet Home made for the perfect title. I layered some gold over the top to create some added interest.

I knew I wanted to include some florals behind my photo and decided on Floral Swag 3. I filled the flowers with a variety of pink pattern papers.


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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

You Are So Beautiful to Me | Majken Pullin October 04, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you -- Happy Thursday!  Today I'm sharing a layout of my beautiful grandmother when she was a baby.  She was absolutely precious!  We were very close, so when I came across this photo again recently, I knew I had to scrapbook it.  I used the In Bloom and Delicate Butterflies cut files for my project.

I just love the delicate floral and butterflies cut files with this vintage photo of her.  <3

I backed the In Bloom cut files with patterned paper with soft colors, and the leaves with the bluish green paper.  And I inserted a few of the floral ephemera pieces with the cut files.

I sewed a few circles in the flower centers.

With the butterflies, I sewed along the centers to show a bit of movement.  And I added similar ephemera for contrast.

I used the three cut files (two from In Bloom and one Delicate Florals) to create a visual triangle on the page, and I added a tulle flower - my grandmother was a ballerina, and I loved the touch that the material added to my layout.

Cut files:

I hope this inspires you to use delicate cut files with the right vintage photos!

Have a great weekend.


You & Me - Leslie Berner October 03, 2018 07:00

Hi! It's Leslie on the blog today, thanks for stopping by!
This week is the beginning of the new month and lots of new challenges and beautiful new cut files!
This  week we have the freedom to choose any cut file from the shop to use in a layout, and I chose the Floral Swag 4 cut file. 
I had my Silhouette cut it out of plain white American Crafts Card stock. I resized the file to a larger and a smaller version. 
I used the Auburn Lane collection from Pink Paislee for this page. 
I layered white card stock on a patterned page from the collection and used my WRMK ( We R Memory Keepers) sewing machine to stitch around the edge of the white card stock. I used a maroon colored thread. 
I decided I wanted to put my photo in the center of the page, and have the main embellishing cluster to the bottom left hand side of my photo. I layered the cut files and the fussy cut flowers to create a full, vibrant cluster. I wanted it to look very full, like a bunch of flowers. I cut the sprigs from one of the cut files off and added them to the cluster for extra detail, and I also cut free some flowers from the same cut file and layered them randomly around and underneath the big cluster.I added a smaller cluster to the top right hand of the photo to balance out the larger cluster. To add some extra color, I tucked some thread nests in behind the cut file.
Here are some close ups... 
Here is the final layout...
I love how this layout turned out! I love the detail and whimsy the cut file adds to the floral cluster. 

On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!

This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!

I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout! 

And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!

When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!

I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store! 

Happy crafting! 


RACE | Niki Rowland October 01, 2018 07:00

RACE Layout by Niki Rowland

Sweet day - Johanna Valayer September 29, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for a fall layout, and I am so happy because this is my favorite season ! I love so much to wear jacket, knitted sweater, staying at home with a cup of tea and all of these things !! 
For this layout, I used the new Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane that I love so much. I've first selected papers that match my photo and I have cut these beautiful leaves in them. I decided to add some stitching to add some texture to the layout. 
 These leaves are from the cut file named " Stems 5 ", aren't they so cute ? 
Then, I've made a little cluster around the photo, but not too much because I thought the font was enough busy. 
For the title, I used the "Lower case alpha outline" cut file. I chose it because I wanted to back up the title with that beautiful yellow paper. 
I added a little stamp, and a touch of gold with the gold color shine from Heidi Swapp and some sequins, always for the texture. 
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx. 

Fall Feels | Erinn Barclay September 27, 2018 07:00

Happy fall y'all! It's Erinn here today with a new fall layout.

I took the pictures of my pup, Walter, and I while out on a walk enjoying the fall colors - what a better way to highlight that day than a leaf theme! I used the Leaf Background 2 cut file.

I decided to back the cut file so I could incorporate lots of different patterns and colors. I chose a dark wood background, which helps the colors really pop.

I cut the file on white paper, so that it stands out against all of the colors.

I used a lot of older supplies from my stash for this layout. It was fun to mix and match different collections.

There are so many great fall and leaf cut files in the JustNick Studio store. They are perfect to add as embellishments or be the main focus of a layout.

 This layout give me all the fall feels! 

Mari Clarke | Today September 26, 2018 07:00

Hi Everyone, it's Mari here today with a project using some fall themed cut files! Today I am using the Fall Florals and Leaf Wreaths designs.

I printed my photo at 8x10 in color.  I cut the two wreath cut files; the leaf wreath is cut from kraft card stock and the berry wreath is cut from some pink argyle print patterned paper. I cut my photo in a circular shape to fit under the wreaths.

The two wreaths are layered with the pink wreath on the bottom and then the kraft wreath.

I cut the Fall Florals file from some heavy white card stock.  I considered spraying them with mist or painting them, but I really like the softness of the white with the soft tones of the photo and other papers.  

I added the florals to the top of the wreath in a variety of areas.  I added some stitching around the edge of the One Canoe Two "Creekside" patterned paper I used as my base.  There is a layer of white textured card stock behind the layout that provides a small border.  

I love these fall cut files!  They are so pretty!

Here is a link to the cut files I have used on my project:

-Fall Florals

-Leaf Wreaths

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Have an amazing day!


Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

 Hello friends, today I have a Fall themed layout using this magnificent Mandalla Leaf!

I re sized the leaf to fit with my layout design and cut it in an ombre paper which creates a light/shade effect, as I chose not to paper back the cut file. You could of course paper back the leaf also.

I have used Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose collection, which has perfect fall colours. It also matched perfectly with my photo of my daughter at the beach on a winters day.

My white card stock has been cut down to 10x10 inches as I wanted to add several paper borders. I then used some wet glue and added small dots of glue and attached to my white card stock, this allowed my leaf to lift (as not totally glued all over the back) and give the illusion of it floating.

I then foam taped my photo, 'beautiful' title, butterflies and floral blooms.

I have also tucked embellishments under my layers, this adds variation of heights to your layout, which when you have a large cut file ensures all elements stand out visually.

I chose to add two border papers, light and dark which again ensured my leaf really popped.

I added accents stickers and a banner feature to my layered page border which added visual interest to an otherwise flat page border.

There are lots of embellishments on this layout but as I have created clusters it does not look too busy.

The Mandalla Leaf really is the star of this layout, the detail of this cut file is just beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week with a little time to create!



FALL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 24, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Happy Fall everyone!  Nathalie with you today with a new layout for Fall week.  Can you tell I love Fall?!  I am so excited to pull out my sweaters, drink all the PSL i  can find, but mostly to go out and enjoy all the colorful nature.   So, i poured some of my love of the season into this new layout that uses a few of the Just Nick Studio cut files and a bit of mixed media.



To start this page, i used the Grateful cut fileFall Florals cut file, and the Leaf It to Me cut file, to cut the various leaves you see from white cardstock.






 To cut the solid maple leaves for this page, i used only the outline of the Leaf it To Me cut  file ( I released the path of the image on my Silhouette software, and then just highlighted the outline to be cut).  



Once all the leaves were cut out, i pulled my Pinkfresh liquid watercolors to add a very saturated amount to all of them, and set them aside to dry completely; this helped to create the natural curvature in the leaves.



While the leaves dried, I used some of the watercolors to create my background, and then trimmed the cardstock and glued it to a paper from Pinkfresh Studio.



Once all the leaves were dried, i used a white and black fine gel liners to detail the vines in the leaves, and then used foam adhesive to attach them to the background.    Just a few embellishments were needed to complete this page after all those colorful leaves.



I love how this turned out!, and all it took was a sheet of white cardstock, some of the beautiful Just Nick Studio and PinkFresh Studio watercolors and goodies.   

Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page and the new designs being added each week.  As always you can contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.



Beautiful | Niki Rowland September 21, 2018 07:00

'Beautiful' layout by Niki Rowland

Happy Fall | Majken Pullin September 20, 2018 07:00

Hello crafty friends - Majken here again!  This week brings the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, and to celebrate, JustNick Studios is showcasing fall-themed cut files.  We don't get much of a fall "season" here in Houston, but we do look forward to the milder weather coming our way after hot summers!

For today's layout, I'm using the I Like Fall cut file to highlight two photos of my little pumpkin having fun with big pumpkins.  :)

Happy Fall

I Like Fall

I chose to use the "fall" part of the cut file to create a large title, and then I backed the leaves with the minty-green patterned paper.

One of my very favorite things to do is layer a cut file with ephemera and other items, so I took the flowers from the ephemera pack and created a visual triangle with one around the right of the cut file.  It is an easy technique and really helps the cut file pop!  Here's a couple of close-ups of it.

Some sewing along the inside edge of the white textured cardstock helps frame the cut file and photos.  I used the "Happy" sticker to complete the title.

I grounded several pieces of ephemera on the bottom right with a strip of ribbon, and I finished my layout off with a few enamel dots.

Cut Files Used:

I Like Fall

I hope your fall is full of pumpkins, pretty leaves, and fun activities!  Thank you for joining me today. 


Hello Fall | Monique Liedtke September 19, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with you today and I'm so very happy I get to share my Fall layout with you! Fall is my favorite season and I had such a great time scrapping this page! I used a photo of my daughter, which she took herself for her Bookstagram account, hence a photo of her reading. I chose the beautiful "Leaf Cluster" cut file and used it as background:

Look how awesome the Leaf Cluster cut file looks like:

I used the Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" collection for my page and the "Autumn Floral" paper to cut out the leaf cluster. Initially I wanted to use the other side of Autumn Floral paper, but while building my page I decided the cut-out leaves looked much better using this side of the paper! 

The cut out word "love" was still lying on my desk from one of the earlier pages I created and came from the "Valentine" cut file.

How I love Fall colors!

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my layout and don't forget to visit the JustNick store for this cut file and lots of other leaf cut files!

Wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique

Lovely - Leslie Berner September 18, 2018 07:00

Hello! It's Leslie on the blog today, and I am very excited to share this layout with you! I used the beautiful Mandalla Leaf cut file. I enlarged the cut file until it filled the 12x12 page. 
I added color to the cut file after I had cut it with my Silhouette, I used some Gelato's, Bubblegum, Guava and Metallic Melon. I didn't want to cover the whole cut file with color, I wanted the color to fade away on the left hand side of the leaf. As you can see, I turned the leaf upside down and angled it slightly. I wanted the photo to nestle in between the intricate details of the cut file.
I used the beautiful Crate Paper Flourish collection. I used some of the journaling cards, frames and ephemera bits. I focused on the pink embellishments as the coloring of the photo is very soft and the flesh tones in the photo lends itself to having a pink undertone.
Here are some close ups
Here is the final layout!

Lovely - Leslie Berner September 18, 2018 07:00

Hello! It's Leslie on the blog today, and I am very excited to share this layout with you! I used the beautiful Mandalla Leaf cut file. I enlarged the cut file until it filled the 12x12 page. 
I added color to the cut file after I had cut it with my Silhouette, I used some Gelato's, Bubblegum, Guava and Metallic Melon. I didn't want to cover the whole cut file with color, I wanted the color to fade away on the left hand side of the leaf. As you can see, I turned the leaf upside down and angled it slightly. I wanted the photo to nestle in between the intricate details of the cut file.
I used the beautiful Crate Paper Flourish collection. I used some of the journaling cards, frames and ephemera bits. I focused on the pink embellishments as the coloring of the photo is very soft and the flesh tones in the photo lends itself to having a pink undertone.
Here are some close ups
Here is the final layout!

Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


Hi there!

Nathalie here with the last  "Words & Phrases" blog post.  For the past two weeks we have been creating projects using some of the JustNick Studio cut files that feature words and phrases.  There are so many designs to chose from, and since i love a large (i mean fill the page with it kinda title!) title, this project was a dream to create.



Have i mentioned i love large title layouts?!!  There is something about telling a story in a few words with a large title.  So for this page, i welded the "This Moment" and  " My Heart is Full" cut files to create the large title in my page.





I cut my title from white cardstock, and trimmed the "is" word from the cut out using a sharp pair of scissors.   Each letter was backed with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection, "Willow Lane".





Once, the cut file was set on the layout - the background papers are also part of the WIllow Lane collection- using some foam adhesive.  A few flowers from were scattered below the cut file as to create small clusters/embellishmnets to the cut out.  These were cut also from white cardstock using the Boho Florals cut file.   Love the softness this adds to the page.



Since, I wanted to keep the title and picture as the focal point of this page, my choice was to hide the journal lines in the litte tag that is tucked behind the frame.



Love how this turned out.  The use of white cardstock to form the cut out brings out all the details of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files, and makes it pop from the colored background.

Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page.  If you have any questions on how this was put together, please do not hesitate to contact me!



You are my happy | Monique Liedtke September 13, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Monique here with you today. For this week's "Words/Phrases" assignment I chose the "You are my happy" cut file as it was perfect to scrap these fun photos of my daughter posing in a huge Starbucks cup:

Last October my daughter went on vacation with her friends and was instructed to send me a lot of fun photos and this was one of them. As she adores coffees from Starbucks, both warm and cold, this "You are my happy" cut file was just what these photos needed! 

The "Cream and Sugar" collection I used is from my favorite manufacturer "Doodlebug Design". I just love the bright colors, fun prints and the adorable die-cuts and doodle-pops in this collection.  

I sized the cut file to fit my 12" x 12" paper and cut it from the "Sugar Doodles" paper. I love how it turned out:

To adhere the cut file on my page I used just a tiny bit of adhesive and added a little machine stitching here and there both so it won't fall off later-on and to add a bit of extra texture to my page. 

This is it from me today. The "You are my happy" cut file is perfect for so many occasions, I'm sure I'll use it again and again. Don't forget to check out all the words and phrases cut files in the JustNick store. If you use one on your layout too then don't forget to share it either on our facebook page or tag us on Instagram

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique

Enjoy the Little Things | Niki Rowland September 12, 2018 07:00

Enjoy the Little Things layout by Niki Rowland

Every Summer Has A Story | Rachel Lowe. September 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here and today I have a summer layout using several cut files and a wonderful title feature.

 Firstly I chose my title and then sized it as I needed for my layout.

From the Take me to Paradise cut file set I cut three flowers varying in sized, I then cut two of the palm leaves and one of the other leaf. I then put this together, using foam tape to layer my flowers and attached my leaves. I finished off my tropical flowers with some NUVO dew drops.

I then over sized the flamingo backing it with a wonderful paper from Heidi Swapps new collection Pineapple Crush. I added a die cut flower from the collection. I then hand stitched around the flamingo to add texture and definition. 

I used an ombre lime green paper from the Pineapple Crush collection which adds visual interest to my title. This title really enable me to add embellishments and my photo in a unique way.

I then added some embellishment features and my photo, careful not to over do the embellishing due to already having two large features on the layout.

 And there you have it, two wonderful cut files that you would certainly use over and over again. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own summer story layout!

All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!


You Make My Heart Smile | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 07, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. This week we are focusing on using the Words/Phrases in the JustNick Studio store. There are so many awesome phrases that could be used for titles. I wanted to scrap this fabulous photo of my son. Weekend vibes gave him such a great smile. I decided to use the You Make My Heart Smile cut file because seeing him smile makes me so happy.

Here is a closer look at my title. I cut it out twice, once with my pattern paper and again with a black cardstock. Layering the two really helps make that title pop.

Behind the title you can see the Star Background 5 digital cut file. I love stars for my guy layouts and the circles here repeat the circle pattern in the pattern paper on the left side of my layout. Those rings are delicate, be extra careful removing it from your mat.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have some fantastic weekend plans!

My Heart is Full | Mari Clarke September 06, 2018 07:00

Happy Thursday, Friends!  Welcome to the JustNick Blog today!  It's Mari Clarke here and this week the design team has been working with word and phrase files to create our projects! I used the My Heart is Full cut file as a title piece for my layout.

I cut the file from textured white card stock and then misted it with Gold Color Shine.  I backed the file with woodgrain patterned paper from the Auburn Lane collection (Pink Paislee). 

I fussy cut the floral pieces from a 12x12 paper from Auburn Lane and backed those florals with vellum and gold glitter paper.  I slightly offset the vellum and glitter paper when I adhered them to the florals.

I prepared my white paper base with gesso and then added the pink mixed media background with my brayer and some Vicki Boutin Art Crayon.  I built the rest of the layout on this base.  You can see the gorgeous cut file has been used as the title piece...it is so lovely above the photo.  There is just the perfect area to nestle the 4x3 photo into the cut file.

I have placed the floral pieces in three areas around the title and photo and then added a few enamel heart stickers to add a bit more detail.  I framed the layout in with gold glitter paper and a woodgrain patterned paper from Auburn Lane.  The touches of woodgrain complement the wood tones in the photo. 

Be sure to check out the word and phrase cut files over in the JustNick Shop!  They add such fun detail to any project!

Thank you for stopping by!


You fly - Johanna Valayer September 05, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am back with a new layout where I've experimented a new technique : The hand stitching. I was loving so much layout with stitched elements but as I did not have any stitching machine and I have never stitched anything in my life I was lost ahah ! So I decided to watch tutorials on Youtube and to try it out ! 
It takes me so long but I love how it turned out ! I've started by cutting with my silhouette some borders from "borders 1" cut file to make my background. 
 Then, I stitched some lines on and between my borders of different length and I added a bit of ink and my background was done. 
For my title I used the "hand cut letters 2" cut file. I love the design of the letters so fun ! I backed them with the same papers I used for the borders. 
As embellishments I used the simple and sweet collection, I thought that it was the perfect collection for my photo. I placed a touch of paper at the top of my layout, I love doing this at the moment I find that it adds something. Then a little stamping as usual under my tittle and it's done ! 


And you, do you make hand stitching on your layout ? I hope that you have enjoyed  xx 




Friends Become Our Chosen Family | Erinn Barclay September 04, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by the JustNick Studio blog! For my layout I used the Friends Become cut file. This is a recent picture of my book club. A couple of friends from my hometown invited me to join their book club when I first moved to Minneapolis. They welcomed me with open arms and I cherish my time with these ladies now.

I decided to create a shadow to go behind the cut file, so that it would stand out more against the busy background paper. I have a Cricut and and there isn't a shadow option, so I had to get creative. If anyone has questions on how to do it, please let me know!

I used the Simple and Sweet collection by Pinkfresh Studio. 

I love the variety of texture and dimension the layout has with the different types of embellishments. 

I printed my picture in black and white and used black paper for the cut file since there are a lot of black accents in this collection.

Make sure to check out all the other great word and phrase cut files in the JustNick Studio. Happy crafting! 

Let the Adventure Begin - Leslie Berner September 03, 2018 07:00

Hi! Hope all you scrappy people are doing well!
It's Leslie on the blog today. 
For our assignments this week, we were asked to make a layout using one of the word phrase cut files. I was so excited because there are so many to choose from in the shop! So I chose to use the New Year Word cut file.
I decided to not use this cut file for a New Year's layout, but for my Birthday layout. I used the phrase, Let the Adventure begin. And come on now, you can totally see how the phrase is just perfect for a birthday layout!
That is just what is so fantastic about Nicole's cut files, they are so versatile! 
I cut out the phrase four times on my Silhouette, and stuck each one on top of the other so that I created a sort of chipboard-looking phrase. I have to admit I did cut it out quite small, but I wanted to create a scene layout, and the phrase had to not only act as the title of my page but also as a cake topper!
So I paper pieced a messy cake together, this was very easy and I didn't care for straight lines or any sort of symmetry. I used the Pebble's, Patio Party collection. I needed to use up some of the ephemera and those beautiful dimensional flowers. I also went ahead and did some mixed media in the background, I used Heidi Swapp, Black, Citron, Hot Pink, Gold and Butter Color Shine. I wanted to create a firework effect behind the cake and the photo. 
The rest was pretty easy, I just layered the beautiful dimensional flowers and ephemera around and on top of the cake to  where I felt it looked just right. 
Here are some close ups.
Here You can see how the layering of the word phrase added dimension.
Here is the final layout, I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it. Remember, think out of the box, I used a New Year's sentiment for a Birthday layout title.

It's a Beautiful Day | Rachel Lowe August 31, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here! OK I admit I am butterfly addicted and LOVE to add them to my layouts where ever I can! So this layout is all about butterflies and isn't this cut file just gorgeous.

I firstly cut it in white cardstock but instead of using the actual butterflies I used the negative left in the white cardstock. I backed the 12x12 white cardstock with a black pinstripe paper so they really stood out. I have used Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Collection. I then cut another one from  a floral paper piece and chose which ones I wanted to add over the black ones. I fussy cut the ones I wanted (adding some machine stitching to each before attaching) and attached with foam tape so it gave the appearance of them fluttering their wings. 

I added my photo using a doodle frame from the Bright Side collection, adding the chipboard title 'It's a Beautiful Day' finished off with some floral blooms.

This layout is of my mother and daughter, my mother and daughter drink exclusively tea (I am a coffee drinker) and hence why I added the two tea cups over the machine stitched scallop borders.

I cut down my 12x12 white cardstock and added a floral border for more contrast. I finished my layout off with some tiny hearts added to the back butterfly wings and a light splatter of black color shine.

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








Without change there would be no butterflies | Monique Liedtke August 30, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone! Welcome to the JustNick blog! It's Monique here today sharing another page created with two of Nicole's one-of-a-kind cut files! I feel so blessed to be on her team, to be able to play with all the awesomeness from the store

Here's the layout I created for today's post. The photo I used is of my girl looking out over the sea and was taken during our vacation in Spain last May. I love how peaceful this photo looks. 

For this page I chose one of the butterfly cut files "Butterfly Background", which I totally adore:

And the "Valentine" cut file, from which I used the word "love": 

I used the "Brie" collection from Felicity Jane for my layout and cut the butterfly background from the pink "Gradient Grid & Stripe" sheet. I just love the ombre effect on this paper.

Before adhering the butterflies to my background, I used a Nuvo blender brush and a pink ink pad to give the white cardstock a little bit of color and I also added a few drops of pink Tattered Angels mist. 

Here are a few close-up images of my layout. Of course I had to use the chipboard circle with the saying "without change there would be no butterflies" which was perfect for my page (although I always thought the saying was the other way around "without butterflies there would be no change" ...? )

The word "love" was cut from a dotted piece of cardstock and then adhered to the photo using my tiny attacher:

I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go, be sure to check out all the butterfly cut files in the shop!

Here is a link to the files I used today:
- Butterfly Background
- Valentine

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


Smart Talented Girl - Leslie Berner August 28, 2018 07:00

It's Leslie on the blog today. 
I used the Geo Floral Background. I opened the cut file in my software, copied it 5 times and resized each copy the to the size that I wanted. Then I cut out the one complete star in each of the backgrounds, so in the end I had 5 different sizes of the same star.
I created a vertical element with the stars and used the stars as stencils. I added some texture paste through each star. I love how the texture paste gives dimension and added interest to the background even if it is white texture paste, it still adds loads of added interest.  
I also used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Ocean, Mint and Seafoam, and I just sprayed these straight onto to paper. 
I used the Doodlebug Hello collection. I cut our some 1 inch and 1,5 inch squares of patterned paper which I then cut in half to create triangles. I layered these triangles around the photo and on top of the texture paste stenciled stars. 
Lost of layering can be found behind my photo, I used some tracing paper and some of the larger sentiment stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet of the collection. 
Lastly I added some Heidi Swapp Gold color shine in little clusters all around my photo. 
Please remember to think out of the box when working with a cut file. They are very versatile and can even be used a stencils!
Have fun!!

Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...

I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...

I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.

I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.

Sun + fun - Johanna Valayer August 24, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, I am back with a new TN layout !
I wanted to try to use a background cut file to cover an entire page. For this, I used the "Arrowhead background". If you love this beautiful background cut file, you can click on the image below. 
I really loved how it turned out and I didn't want to cover it with embellishments or something... So, I have decided to just place my tittle on it. For this layout I used a citrus twist kit which matches with the Wild heart collection from Crate paper. This collection was perfect for my photo. 
For the other page of my layout, I placed an horizontal piece of the same paper I used to back up the cut file. Then, I backed my photo and add some embellishments. I finished with adding some sequins (I think that was the first time I use sequins in a layout and I really loved the end result), and some stamping and that's all ! I love so much TN layout because it's so easy and fast to do it ! 
And you, do you have a TN ? How often do you make TN layouts ?
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you xxx

Sweet | Majken Pullin August 23, 2018 07:00

Hello cut file crafters!  Majken here...thanks for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today.  I'm a big fan of Nicole's floral cut files, and the layout I'm sharing on this "baby Friday" today uses one of her gorgeous floral rings.  I paired it with a cute photo of my daughter on a family picnic when she was four.  

One of my favorite techniques with cut files is sewing, and with the Floral Ring 2 cut file, I sewed a couple of rings underneath the cutfile and then one on top of it through the middle of the circle.  

I also used the Outline Alpha cut file for my title (I do love this alpha!).

I like to tuck ephemera around cut files, too, and this one allows for some good spots to do that.  Here are some close ups:

Because the Floral Ring 2 cut file is mostly a solid one, I decided to cut it out of white cardstock and layered it on top of a pink patterned paper. 

With the Outline Alpha, I backed each letter with different coordinating papers and popped them up with foam tape.

In addition to tucking ephemera behind, don't be afraid to layer stickers and other ephemera on top, too.

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick blog today.  I hope you are inspired to grab this floral ring cut file today and play!


Thankful | Rachel Lowe August 21, 2018 07:00

Hello friends! 

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with two cut files from the store.

And here is my layout.

I resized the Hearts a Flutter background cut file so it would fit my 8.5x11 inch layout. I cut it in white card stock and then added some blue paper behind several of the hearts for definition and to tie my color scheme together.

I have used Fancy Pants Design The Bright Side collection which os just gorgeous! I adore this photo of my son with his grandparents and wanted my layout to be soft and pretty. My title 'thankful' is about how lucky he is to have such wonderful and loving grandparents. When I attached my title, I slightly curved it and then glued down into place. I ensured my 'thankful' title was a contrast color so it did not get lost against the Hearts a Flutter background. I added a word sentiment from the die cut pack to finish my title off.

I paper layered my photo mat and attached my photo with foam tape. I added the floral bloom die cut and again with foam tape. I finished off adding a heart chipboard piece to the top of my photo, and a gorgeous die cut bird.

I created another element in the bottom corner of my layout, adding another die cut bird over a floral wreath, again I added both with foam tape for a 3D effect.

And as always I added a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way. See you again soon!


Let's Sleep Under the Stars | Erinn Barclay August 20, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends, it's Erinn here with a new layout featuring the Under the Stars cut file.

My husband and I were in Colorado a couple of weekends ago and we slept in a teardrop trailer with a skylight, so we literally slept under the stars. It was so much fun and this cut file was perfect to document the trip.

I cut most of the cut file on yellow paper and used patterned paper to back the camper and for the tent. I also cut the fire out of wood patterned paper and then cut the flames off and put it on top of the original cut file. Then I used the Vicki Boutin watercolors in orange and red to color the flames. 

I love this cute little camper and it was fun to make a little scene with the cut files. I added adhesive foam to the camper and tent to add some dimension.

I used the Creekside collection by 1 Canoe 2. The Night Sky paper used for the background went perfectly with the phrase from the cut file.

I hope this layout inspires you to scrapbook your own outdoor adventure.




Sasky Sunkissed | Mari Clarke August 17, 2018 06:00

Hi everyone, welcome to the JustNick blog today!  It's Mari here and I am sharing a project I created this week using two cut files from the JustNick cut file shop:

These images are perfect for the summer memory I wanted to document.

I cut the sun from the Sunny Days cut file using some white card stock.  I sprayed the sun with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Butter.  I used the packaging technique and some Distress Oxide Ink to create the base behind the sun.

This is the perfect embellishment for this photo of my son as he is standing on a country road in front of a bright yellow canola field on a beautiful summer day in July.

I cut the Fun in the Sun file from some light blue textured card stock and backed the open letters with some patterned paper from PinkFresh Simple & Sweet.  This collection is perfect for the photo with the yellows, blues and greens! I had fun creating with these files and documenting a memory from my son's visit this summer!

Be sure to check out the summer cut files in the shop!  Here is a link to the files I used today:
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have an amazing day!
xx Mari

# SAY WHAT? | Nathalie DeSousa August 16, 2018 07:00

Hello there!

Nathalie with you today!  We are in the middle of a hot summer here in Toronto, so my teenage kids have been spending a lot of time indoors with their cell phones at hand.  How fun is it that i can document such a not so fun memory with some of the Just Nick Studio cut files?



To start, I added a light coat of Vicki Boutin art crayons to the background, so that the cut out would stand out from the page.





To create the background, i used the Text Me and Say What? cut files to create the large cut out and words that are set on the background.  



I used Paige Evans' Pick Me Up collection to back the cut out using a bit of foam adhesive.  The speech bubble words from the Text Me cut file were then glued straight to the patterned that backs the cut out.  In addition, I used the Hashtags 1 cut file to create the small hashtags that are added to the speech bubbles and title.





The negative pieces from the Say What? background and the speech bubbles from the Text me cut file were also added to the background.  All the embellishments come from the Emoji collection from Simple Stories.




The title of the page was created by using  the Say What? and Hashtags 1 cut files, backed with papers from Paige Evans collection and then propped with some foam adhesive.



This layout turned out better than what i had expected, and it perfectly documents those not so shiny moments of my Summer with my teenage kids.


I hope this serves as inspiration to use some of the new JustNick Studio cut files, and to stop by the store to check all the designs that are available,   Remember I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this was put together.




To the moon - Johanna Valayer August 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I"m here today with a new layout where I decided to scrap about my boyfriend and his nephew. This is why I have decided to use some colors I'm not used to work with and I really like how it turned out !
For this layout I used the "dreamcatcher background" that you can find by clicking on the image below. 
Firstly I had to decide which part of the cut file will be backed with my photos, I tried to do it harmoniously. Then, I backed up the cut file with the beautiful stay colorful collection from Dear Lizzy. I tried to use some "neutrals" patterns. 
As I love it so much, I stamped this little quote at the bottom right corner then, I
added a touch of color to recall the colors of the patterns. 
Finally I've made a little cluster of embellishments at the upper left corner with these little super cute puffy stickers (aren't they ?) and I've added some embellishments on the cut file. 
A little touch of gold and that's it ! I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, xx

Sing | Niki Rowland August 13, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! Niki here today with this layout using the 'Screen Background' cut file that is quite new to the store. When I saw it I immediatly thought it would work brilliantly cut in black and used as an overlay on a patterned paper...and that's exactly what I did!
I used a bright coloured patterned paper from the Shimelle Box of Crayons Collection - the black spots also helped bring the overlay and the patterned paper together. When I placed the Screen Background straight onto the patterned paper it didn't quite look right, so I gutted the middle of the paper, put a white sheet over the frame and then stuck the gutted piece back on - basically this added a layer of white and also gave me somewhere to write my journaling :)
I added my photos at the top in a big cluster and added lots of small embellishments in the squares of the grid. I attempted to embellish using the colour-on-colour method but didn't manage it perfectly but I still like the look!
I loved how this layout turned out, especially as it isn't my usual style of using a white background! The Ed Sheeran concern we were at was edgy and full of colour and that's the feel I hope I've achieved with this layout  - awesome!
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout - check out the Screen Background in the store. Happy scrapping xx

FUN IN THE SUN | Nathalie DeSousa August 10, 2018 06:30

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a Summer/sunny layout.   Summer is slowly coming to an end, so why not bottle those happy, fun memories of the season in a bright and colorful page using a few of JustNick Studio cut files.


To start this page, i used some Vicki Boutin Art Crayons to create the ink/painted look on the background.  


The background cut out was created by welding a few of the Sunburst Background 2 a few times together.  The paper that backs the center of each sun image comes from Fancy Pants' Poolside collection, and brings that sunny feeling to the page.




To create the title of this page, I pulled the Fun in the SUn cut file, and cut it from white cardstock.   To continue the Summer feel of the page, I used Fancy Pants  Hello Sunshine collection to back the letters iin the title.   The colors and patterns in the title balance the sunburst background.




Having a large and colorful title takes care of a lot of the embellishing on the page, so a few die cuts, sticker and stamped sentiments complete this page.



Love how this page just screams Summer Fun! Love the combination of cut files and fun summer patterrns.


Remember to stop by JustNick Studio to check for these and many new cut files available.   There is so much inspiration waiting for you!  As always, I am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.



Shape of You | Niki Rowland August 09, 2018 07:00

Hiya! Niki here today with this layout which documents a recent night out with my hubby at an Ed Sheeran concert. I cut those circles using the Funky Piecharts cut file in the store, out of a brightly coloured patterned paper by Shimelle Box of Crayons. I was careful to cut only in the middle of the paper so I could preserve the edge to use as a border for my layout.
I cut six of the piecharts and arranged them onto a white background. I added my three photos on top and it was at this point I added my title - I used Thickers and wrote out the name of the most popular Ed Sheeran song. This worked perfectly given the shapes on the layout and that the photos feature me and my husband.
I added lots of stars (for star quality) and lots of shapes - arrows, triangles, hearts, more stars, circles etc There are so many tiny details on this layout!
I added my journaling, around the edge of one of the Funky Piecharts too.
The layout turned out really well and I love the result - I hope you've enjoyed joining me today. Happy scrapping xx

Cards With Background Cut Files | Mari Clarke August 09, 2018 07:00

Welcome to the JustNick blog!  It's Mari here and I am excited to share some card projects that I created using some of the background cut files from the JustNick shop.  I used the Quatrefoil Background 2 and the Frilly Floral Background cut files.

It is so easy to create a card front with these cut files.  I cut the files from some white textured card stock.  I used a double cut setting and a blade depth of 5 to ensure a nice crisp cut.

For the first card, I cut the Frilly Floral background and adhered it to a piece of Crate Paper patterned paper cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I added this piece to an A2 card front and added a few embellishments with some foam adhesive.

I used exactly the same process for my second card, this time using the Quatrefoil 2 Background cut file.  All of the embellishments are from the "Flourish" collection from Crate Paper.

These cut files are the perfect way to create a beautiful card, ready for the next occasion to surprise someone special!  

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



Bohemian Floral Background | Mari Clarke August 08, 2018 07:00

Hey Everyone, it's Mari here today and I am sharing a recent project I created with the gorgeous Bohemian Floral Background cut file!

I just love the floral details in this file and I decided to use part of it as detail on the left of my layout.

I added some mixed media elements to some white cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks and Vicki Boutin's crayons and stencil/stencil brush.  The tones I added complement the colors in the Crate Paper "Flourish" collection. 

I cut the file from some textured white cardstock. Using some scissors, I snipped away part of the file and then added the file to my layout with some foam adhesive, giving the file a bit of "pop" off of the layout background. I added a bit of sewing along the edges with my sewing machine.

I added some "Flourish" die cuts and stickers to embellish the photo corners and centers of the flowers in the file.  I love how this cut file adds so much beauty to this special wedding photo of my daughter and her husband.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Here is a link to the Bohemian Floral Background cut file in the JustNick shop!

-Bohemian Floral Background

Hop over to my YouTube channel here if you would like to see the process video for this layout!

Have an amazing day!