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Thankful | Kelly Barron November 12, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you using the new Thankful cut file.
For this spread I used Paige Evan's new collection Truly Grateful collection. To start, I cut out the file with white cardstock, and then backed each letter and heart with a different patterned paper.
I machine stitched around the border and lifted the edges up for a bit of dimension.
To balance out the many colors on the right side, I added a few flowers in the corner of my photo. I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the cut file is backed with multiple patterns and colors.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store to see all of the amazing cut files that have been added. I'm sure you can find something to spark your creativity. Have a great day!
Thankful for you November 11, 2019 07:00
Today I show you two pages in my fall album. I try every month as best I can to record my Memories in an album.
For this Page in my book, I used the Cutfile TN thankful and the perfect Autumn Collection by Pink Paislee.
I have adjusted the size of the file to my pages and stick it in my book.
It's so easy to capture your memories with these wonderful files. It does not take a lot of Decorations.
I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful Day!
Merry Xmas | Monique Liedtke November 9, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Monique here today sharing an early Christmas layout. Although it's a little early to scrap Christmas layouts I just couldn't help myself. The first Christmas collections have arrived at my doorstep and I wanted nothing more than use them! So here's my first Xmas layout of the year! I used JustNick's "Radiate" cut file for this page. It's not one of the new cut files, but so perfect when you want to use many different papers.
This is the "Radiate" cut file I used:
I used the new Glitter & Ice collection from Pretty Little Studio for my page.
Here's how I created my page: using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the "Radiate" circle from a sheet of plain white cardstock and to cut the little parts for the inside of the cut file I released the compound path, deleted the outer and inner circle and selected approx. 6 of the pieces and restored the compound path. This I repeated 4 times and then the screen looked like this:
I selected four patterned papers from the Glitter & Ice collection and cut four 6"x 6" squares. I placed these on my sticky mat and cut all the inner pieces in one go. I adhered the white "Radiate" circle on a sheet of red cardstock and glued all the little parts randomly inside.
Next I arranged my three (matted) photos on the circle and embellished my page with several bits and pieces from the Glitter & Ice collection.
With a bit of machine stitching and ink splattering my page was done! Hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a fabulous weekend!
XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00
Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.
This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.
I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.
Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.
After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.
It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.
I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....
Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"! Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today. I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again. The colors are just so lovely!
Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.
I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo. Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection. The colors are so lovely! With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.
Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.
For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.
I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.
Here are the cut files:
You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here. I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend! Have a great day!
Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00
Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.
Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.
As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border. This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.
In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.
For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.
And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!
See you soon,
BUT FIRST COFFEE | Nathalie DeSousa November 5, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is all about my devotion/addiction to coffee. Every time i get a new coffee mug, i always take a selfie with it, and this new mug is probably a new favorite and large enough to hold 2 cups of coffee at once :) .. So, just imagine how happy it made me to see the new Just Nick Studio cut files, just perfect for this page!
I started by creating the mixed media background of this page using VIcki Boutin Art Crayons and Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors. While the background dried, i started working on the title for the page.
I used the But First Coffee cut file to cut the title of the page from white cardstock. First, i set the machine to cut the "But FIrst" part of the title four times from white cardstock so i could stack them together, and create my own dimensional alphas.
I chose to stitch the "coffee" part of the title; for this, i first added an offset to the word -on my Silhouette Studio platform-, then set the inner lines of the word as a perforated line, and then send it to cut from white cardstock. This is an easy way to obtain a stitching guide without having to pierce the holes. I then used some embroidery thread and Espresso Liquid Watercolor - Pinkfresh Studio - to detail the word.
To continue the circle shape of the background (mug ring marks) i cut a circle frame from white cardstock using the Infinity Hearts cut file. I used it to frame my picture and continue the look of the background.
To embellish my page, i chose to add embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio's Office Hours collection and Citrus Twist Kits. I made sure that the embellishments stayed within a small color palette and had a circular shape.
I hope this inspires you to check the new cut files available at JustNick Studio - if you are a coffee lover, then you must get the cut file--, there is always something for everyone. Remember you can always contact me with any questions!
Gratitude Bullet Journaling | Patricia November 4, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! I am posting on the blog today to share an idea for my gratitude journaling for the month of November in my Canvo Notebook.
I used a combination of JustNick Cut Files along with other stencils and stamps to get my journaling started. I first used the TN Fall 2 negative from the leaf design to create my background.
I added more stenciling, and then stamping to my background to build layers. For the focus, I used the Thankful Cut File and backed it with pattern paper and vellum for the hearts so there would be a little see-through.
I created a layered, colorful start to my gratitude journal on the left side. On the right, I will start journaling, but also love to create or extend the theme. I used the Leaf Grid Background as a stencil in the center of my page, then added Photo Tabs 1 at the top. I plan on using a Photo Tab and the Leaves 5 on each page.
I won't journal something everyday. I like the idea of doing it weekly. That way I don't create this as a mandatory to-do, but to reflect during the week and identify things to be thankful for: big or small, really anything!
So my journal is off to a good start and I think it is doable, keeping it to a weekly gratitude journal rather than daily. Using the cut files as is, as masks or stencils really helped create layers to my journal while keeping it relatively flat too. I will be back later this month to show how I have progressed!
Card Backgrounds With Cut Files | Mari Clarke November 1, 2019 07:00
Hi Friends, welcome to the JustNick Blog today! It's Mari here and today I am sharing three card designs all using different background cut files from the JustNick shop.
I cut all of my backgrounds first from some American Crafts Precision card stock. I was able to fit four background cut files on one 12x12 sheet of card stock.
For the first card, I used the Fall Foliage Background cut file. I added some Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink to some Bristol Smooth card stock.
I added some Shimmer Spritz in gold to add some pretty shine over the Distress Ink. This also caused the ink to oxidize.
Then I added my background cut file and some embellishments to complete my card.
For the second card, I used the Leaf Background 2 cut file as a stencil. I blended some Evergreen Bough ink over the cut file onto some Bristol Smooth card stock to create my base.
Then I cut some of the foliage pieces from the background cut file to embellish my card front.
I added some embellishments from One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon to finish all of the cards I created today. I love how this turned out!
For the last card, I used the Autumn Window Panes cut file. This card is super simple. I just backed the cut file with some patterned paper and then embellished the card. Each of my cards today follow the same design sketch.
Background cut files are so versatile! I love using them in my card making process! I hope you can take a minute to hop over to the JustNick shop and check out all of the amazing cut files to choose from!
Here are all of the cut files I used:
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00
Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store.
To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.
I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.
To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!
Halloween Snaps | Mari Clarke October 30, 2019 07:00
Hi Friends! It's Mari here and I am sharing a Halloween project this week on the blog!
I started with some white card stock and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Orange Creamsicle, Prima Donna Purple, and Canna Lily Burnt Orange. I created a square with the Magicals where my patterned paper base was planned to go. I added a spiderweb from the Spiderwebs file to the top corner, trimming off the excess hanging over the edge.
Once my patterned papers and photos were placed, I glued the Halloween title in black textured card stock from the Halloween Titles cut file.I also added the spiderweb border from the Spiderwebs cut file above my photo mat.
I added another spiderweb to the bottom. I cut several of the spiders from Halloween 2 using Tim Holtz purple metallic paper and placed the spiders on the webs on the layout. I have used papers and stickers from my Halloween stash (Carta Bella and Simple Stories).
I love these Halloween themed cut files so much! Lots of fun to create with!
Here are the files I used from the shop:
Make sure you check out all of the cool designs over in the JustNick Studio shop!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Happy Halloween!
Happy Fall! // Sarah Bargo October 29, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here and I wanted to share with you a pretty little pumpkin card that I made with 2 different cut files, Fall TN and Sights of Fall! I just love sending handmade cards to people that are special to me! There's nothing like getting something that was handmade with love to make you feel special ;)
This is the front, I used pumpkin cut file from the Sights of Fall set, it is the cutest!
I brushed a creamy shimmery watercolor onto the pumpkin and then added some pretty leaves and starry tulle at the stem!
On the inside, I used the fall word from the Fall Travelers Notebook cut file, it's so pretty layered over a doily and some rose gold rub on flowers!
I just love fall, everything is so beautiful and cozy :)
Do you make cards for the people you love? Next time you want to get creative but don't have much time, whip out a couple of cards and drop them in the mail, you are sure to make someones day!
Thanks for stopping by!
FALL // JASMIN PAAR October 28, 2019 07:00
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year. We have such a nice weather here in Austria this year. It´s just gorgeous. All these beautiful colours....
For my Layout i used the Pink Paislee "Auburn Lane" Collection and the Leaf Cluster Cut File.
This Layout came together so fast because the highlight of my page is this beautiful file.
I cut out the file in different sizes and will use it in my fall album as well.
I hope i can inspire you!
Thanks for stopping by.
Fall Days | Majken Pullin October 26, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today! I'm so glad you join us today on the JustNick Studio blog. Even here in South Texas, we're feeling the early stages of fall. I love the colors of fall, even if I don't get to see them often!
Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Autumn Windowpanes cut file. What's great about a grid cut file is that it simplifies the planning for your project because it divides your project area naturally. Let's take a look at one way to use the cut file.
I first sized the cut file to approximately 11"x11" and then cut it out of the pretty green patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market collection. My base is white textured cardstock, and I decided to sew the grid and also pop it up with 3D foam squares for texture and dimension.
Then the easy part! I cut a few squares slightly larger than the grid to put in the empty spaces, and I also backed a couple of the leaf files.
After that, I placed my photo on some burlap for additional texture.
Then I added some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.
What will you use the cut file to create? We'd love to see your projects, so make sure you share them with us and tag us on Instagram!
Enjoy your weekend, and have fun creating!
Feels Like Fall | Monique Liedtke October 25, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing a Fall layout using the beautiful new "Leaf Circle Background" cut file and the Truly Grateful collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, combined with a few sheets from her Horizon collection. This cut file is so perfect for a Fall layout, when I saw it, I just had to use it! Here's what I made:
And this is the "Leaf Circle Background" cut file I used:
I cut the leaf circle from the multicolored sheet (Horizon, paper 3) and love the result, with all the leaves in different colors! Just like Fall, right?!
Except for the "Leaf Circle Background" cut file I used two other cut files: the "Feels Like Fall" cut file:
and the "Fall Leaves" cut file:
Fall is my favorite season and every year I'm so happy when it finally arrives. It goes without saying that I love all the Fall cut files and all the Fall scrapbook collections! Here are a few close-ups of my page:
To every cluster of leaves in the circle I added a few more embellishments and also some extra leaves. Some of the leaves I cut with my Silhouette and some of them are from the ephemera package from the Truly Grateful collection. I love all the die-cuts, cardstock stickers and puffy Thickers belonging to the Paige Evans collections and used many of them on my page!
I machine stitched a few of the leaves but not all of them as I really like it when they curl up a little. It gives a bit more depth to the page.
I used two photos of my daughter, reading her book in the park. She's a huge fan of reading and always has one or two books with her, wherever she goes.
I hope I inspired you to scrap your Fall photos! So if you're looking for some fun Fall cut files as well you can find them in the JustNick store!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting!
GRATEFUL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa October 24, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a project all about those beautiful Fall colors. I love the Fall, and all the new designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick store make it so easy to bring our ideas to life.
As soon as i saw the new Geometric Frames 2 cut file, i knew that one of them will be perfect to create a wreath for one of my pages.
I used a bit of Vicki Boutin watercolor markers to add a color to the area where the picture and clusters would be placed.
Once i set the frame on top of the watercolor background, i pulled the new Leaf Cluster 2 and cut a few of the clusters from white cardstock. Some of the clusters were also backed with papers from Paige Evan's Truly Grateful collection.
I weaved the clusters of leaves so that they read as a large cluster on the page. I even added a few extra leaves to bulk the cluster.
I added small embellishments throughout the page so that they pick up the colors of the photo and add small details throughout the page.
I hope this has inspired you to check the new cut files available at the JustNick Studio shop. Remember you can contact me with any questions,
Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one.
Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns.
So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda".
I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border.
For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.
For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.
I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!
Cozy Fall | TN with Patricia October 22, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! My post today uses the same cut files I used for my project earlier this month. You can find that post here. I had created several Fall Apple Cider Treats to give out to friends. For those cards, I used the Fall Foliage Background with pink and grey paint to stencil onto woodgrain cards. I rarely like to throw out anything, and loved all that wonderful paint on my Fall Foliage cut file.
I backed some of the leaves with black or a sage green cardstock. I wanted to also copy the same colors I used for my Fall Treats. Instead of using the entire cut file in my Traveler's Notebook, I trimmed it and adhered it to the right.
I printed my photos small, and then foam adhered one of the photos over the other to create a pretty layered look over the leaves. Then added die cuts and a wood veneer to finish that side. I also used the black clothespin and twine from my original treats.
For the left side, I used that same 'fall' image from the I Like Fall cut file.
But then backed it with the painted, stenciled woodgrain card. Love the look of the paint on the woodgrain peeking through.
I used a 3x4 trimmed down card to add my journaling and then finished this side with date stamping and an acrylic word that tied in with my cut file and also had a similar script font.
A few things I loved about using the same cut files I had used from the treats are:
- it gave me my color scheme, which I would not have thought of for Fall.
- I had a unique look to the Fall Foliage background from using it with paint.
- no creative block or overthinking since I already had the inspiration from the original project.
Hope this reminds you to not throw out the leftover cut files, but instead use that color or inspiration to create another project with them! Happy creating!
Happy Place | Claudia van Rooijen October 21, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Leaf Circle background cut file and the Maggie Holmes Gather collection from a few years ago.
My idea with this cut file was to back the leaves with a wooden paper (which the Gather collection had) and then back the inside of the circle with another background paper. It took me quite a while to figure out which one to put there but I ended up going with the paper that has all the strips for some pops of color.
I then put some foam tape behind the cut file before putting it on top of this typewriter paper.
The photo I'm using is larger than what I usually use so I mostly embellished with some tiny florals to make it look a little more interesting but not take too much away from the photo.
This wooden paperclip from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection was quite a good match for my layout and I liked the dimension it added. I always love adding some sort of paperclip to my layouts!
The layout took quite a while to make but I had a lot of fun and am quite happy with how it turned out!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it will inspire you in some way. Thank you for joining me today!
Love / Nastya Efimenko October 18, 2019 14:00
Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.
Today I want to share with you my new layout about my daughter and my husband and their love :)
I created using cut file Leaf Cluster 2
I filled a few leaves with scraps of paper and added chipboard title.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Fall Photo Shoot | Vicki Parker October 17, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you today to share my latest layout with a fall theme.
I started with the Fall cut file which was new to the store in September and can be found here.
I backed each letter along with the leaves and acorns using papers from Dear Lizzy She's Magic and Jen Hadfield This is Family.
Using some Lindy's Magical powders, I created a mixed media background on which to place the cut file using the packaging technique - I love the shimmer it gives.
I layered my photos to the top of the cut file and then added in some flowers fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy papers along with the remainder of my title using Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely alpha.
I really hope it gives you some inspiration for using a large word on your layout. Until next month....
Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout!
This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival!
I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!
I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol!
I also included some hidden jouraling..
I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.
Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!
Fall TN Layout | Mari Clarke October 14, 2019 07:00
Hi Friends, it's Mari here with a traveller's notebook layout idea using some awesome cut files from the JustNick shop! Here is a look at my layout:
I cut the TN Fall file from some Bazzill Marshmallow card stock. I cut the leaf side of the file at 4.5 inches wide by 8 inches high. I cut the same from a piece of pink patterned paper to layer behind the white cut.
I layered the pieces using some foam adhesive, giving the page more dimension. I cut the Geometric Leaves cut file from white card stock and backed each leaf with patterned paper as well. I popped those up on some foam adhesive and layered them on the TN Fall cut file.
I added the word "fall" from the TN Fall cut file and some embellishments from Heidi Swapp "Emerson Lane". This collection has a fall feel to it with the pale greens, yellows and coral tones.
I love the layerd effect using these cut files. I think it adds so much fun detail to the layout. The border around the TN Fall cut file leaves is a great way to make your layout look finished.
I used the left side of the layout to add my photo, journaling and some embellishing with the Emerson Lane emphemera. I love this photo of Nicole and I from Crop & Create Cornwall! So much fun! What a great fall weekend we had!
Thank you for stopping by today! Here are the files I used! Be sure to hop over to the JustNick Digital Cut File shop to check out all of the amazing designs!
Have a wonderful day!
Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00
Hello Justnick friends!
Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page.
As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic.
The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.
Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design.
I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?
I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today.
See you soon!
Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today. My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade. Let's take a look!
My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock. In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file.
You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares. It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout. I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper. I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout.
For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile". I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.
With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog! You can grab other background cut files here. There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!
Have a great weekend,
Super Cute | Monique Liedtke October 10, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing one of my first layouts featuring my cute English Cocker Spaniel puppy. I got her two weeks ago when she was only 8 weeks old and I just can't stop taking her photo. As I totally adore her I wanted to use a cut file with hearts and found this circle filled with hearts cut file called "Heart is Full Background" and thought it was perfect!
This is the page I created:
And this is the "Heart is Full Background" cut file I used:
As we got her in the beginning of the Fall I decided to use a Fall collection to scrap her photo. Another reason I wanted to use a Fall collection is the color; our puppy is an orange roan, so Fall colors really! The collection I used is "Celebrate Autumn" by Echo Park.
Here are a few close-ups of my layout, I love all the chipboards in this collection, like this little fox:
As the background is kind of "busy", I wanted a title that stood out and used these large black foam letter Thickers.
My puppy's name is "Ginny" and I used letter stickers from Doodlebug Design to add her name to the layout:
The enamel hearts and dots I used to fill lots of the white spaces are from Lily Bee Design.
Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store.
To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file.
Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.
After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest.
To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Love you // JASMIN PAAR October 8, 2019 07:00
Yeah, it's finally fall and I can show you my first Layout with many autumn leaves and a Collection from Maggie Holmes.
First, I took the cut file LEAVES 5. But I only used the negativ for my Layout.
Then I cut out a piece of patterned paper and pasted the leaves around.
I cut a few more leaves with my Cameo to complete my heart.
Finally, I decorated my Layout with some stickers, buttons and splashes of colours.
I hope you like it.
Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00
Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.
I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.
I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.
After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!
I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).
I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.
Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!
OUR STORY | Nathalie DeSousa October 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new project that is all about my family. Once in a while I like to create covers for my albums, and the newest word cut files from JustNick studio were perfect to create a new cover.
I wanted to frame the cover page, so i used the Floral Corner cut file to create the floral frame for the page. I copy and rotated the file so that i had a piece on each corner and weld them all together.
I cut the frame out of smooth white cardstock and attached it to the background using a bit of foam adhesive so that it gives dimension to the page.
To create the title of the page i used the Story cut file to create the "Our Story" cut out from white cardstock. Each letter was then backed with papers from the new Pebbles' This is Family collection.
Once i set the title on the page, i added a picture of my family and added a few clusters of ephemera and stickers around the title and picture. To finish the page, i cut two of the smaller images from the Beautiful Butterflies cut file, glue them together and pop them at the bottom of the page.
I love how this project turned out, and it was so easy to put together using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files; so make sure to check them all out. Remember to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
Together | Vicki Parker October 3, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you again and today I have a layout using the Big Wheel cut file.
It looks like this and can be found in the store here.
I started by using some Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and backing the circles with spokes with different papers. For the open circles, I decided to paint the cut out with some Shimmerz and add them back into the open circles. I used the same paint to add some colour underneath the large wheels on the cut file.
I popped the cut file up on foam to add some extra dimension before adding a few embellishments around the photo and the circles. I layered the photo with some paper and vellum and finally added an acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
I am so happy with the final layout, I hope you find inspiration from it. Until next time....
Fall Apple Cider Treats | Patricia Roebuck October 2, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Friends!! We aren't quite enjoying Fall weather, but this time of the year, I love to create, and especially like to give something I made to friends and family. For today, I have Fall Apple Cider treats that I created for scrapbook friends for a recent crop. I used a pre-made 3x4 wood grain card as my base. Then I used the new Fall Foliage Background with grey and pink paint as a stencil to create my background onto the card. These colors are inspired by the tea bag.
Once all of my cards were dry, I attached the tea bag and the Fall die cut in a contrasting color that is also picking up the green from the tea bag.
Even though I used paint, these came together quickly. I created 24 of them! Perfect little gifts to make someone's day, but with giving these to crafters, they are able to re-use the cut file and the painted card.
I have a few leftovers and I still have the Fall Foliage Background, so I plan on using these to create another project I will share here on the JustNick blog later this month! Happy creating!
Happy autumn / Nastya Efimenko October 1, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.
I want to share with you my new layout in my Traveler`s Notebook about my autumn day.
I used the beautiful file – Leaf background
Some leaves I filled the scrapbooking papers and cut him in half with scissors.
I also added a sticker and chipboard title and covered it with embossing.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Memories | Vicki Parker September 30, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous Leafy Floral cut file, the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and some Shimmerz.
I started by cutting the Leafy Florals which you can find in the store here on white cardstock.
I had the idea to layer it on top of the wreath paper in the unforgettable collection to add lots of dimension. I painted it using some Shimmerz paints in coordinating colours.
I added some Shimmerz behind the photo which is layered on some papers from the collection to extend the colour around the layout.
I used foam pads to lift the cut file off the page to give it prominence and added some further florals and butterflies around the page. I am so happy with how it turned out - I hope it gives you some inspiration. Until next time...
Together | Mari Clarke September 28, 2019 07:00
Hi friends, it's Mari here! Welcome to the JustNick blog today! I have a 12x12 scrapbooking project to share using three files from the JustNick shop.
I cut the Basketweave Background 2 file from some pink card stock. I cut the file at 10x10 since I wanted to use it as a large mat for my layout. I positioned it flush with the right side; this will make it easier to create a double page spread if I want to later.
I cut the word "together" from the Together is the Best Place to Be file; I cut this at 3x6.5 from black card stock. This creates a great title piece.
I cut the Build a Flower 6 file three times to create three different layered flowers. I sprayed the flowers with Distress Oxide Inks before assembling. I also sprayed them with a bit of gold shimmer spritz. I sewed them together with white twine.
I added a few paper strips to the bottom and a stamped half circle and the layout is all finished! Here are the files I used today:
Thank you for stopping by the blog! Have a wonderful day!
Wild and free / Efimenko Nastya September 27, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my layout which I created using a new "Wild and free" cut file.
I filled title the scrap papers and popped up with 3D foam tape
I added some strain and spray.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.
The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.
I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.
I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.
Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!
TN Back to School | Patricia Roebuck September 24, 2019 07:00
It is officially Fall! This new season brings the routine of school for us. I had one last page in this Traveler's Notebook of older memories, and filling it with this pre-school memory was a perfect addition.
And what made it even better was using the TN Back to School cut file from the shop! You can re-size the cut file to be a little big bigger, but I used it just as is. It gives room to add extras around it. And if you do Traveler's Notebooks but don't have a reason to use the Back 2 School, there is another polka-dot cut file that comes with this!
With the Fall and Back to School theme, I pierced the 'back 2 school' from the pattern paper I cut this from and did some hand stitching to help it stand out even more.
Leaving the file size as is allowed for extra stickers on and around it to tie in with the left side of my TN.
My left side, I trimmed a piece of cardstock to fit and adhere over my TN page. But first, I added brushstrokes of watercolor, and flicked watercolor. Once it was dry, I typed my journaling, and added stickers and die cuts using the same colors from the pattern paper on the right.
Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today. And be sure to check out the shop for this new cut file as well as more for your next TN layout! There several to choose from...enjoy!
Introvert | Majken Pullin September 23, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I'll let you in on a fun serendipity...it's my birthday! So I thought I'd share a little more about myself - I'm an introvert! I think introverts are highly misunderstood, but I think more people than you think fall into this category.
My layout today is super-colorful and fun - a counterbalance to what's often considered "introverted". Take a look!
I decided to put "introvert" front and center on this layout. I used Type It Alpha to weld together the stacked word. Here's a quick tutorial on welding letters if you are interested in the basics, and below is what my final cut file looked like after I arranged the letters so that each layer had at least one overlapping letter on the next layer.
Here are the basic steps how to create these letters:
- Trace the Type It Font and copy the letters you plan to use to a new file space.
- Size them how large you'd like them.
- Since these are solid letters, select the letters and create an offset so you have an outline.
- Arrange your letters so they overlap a bit, at least one on each layer.
- Optional: Copy/paste the unwelded letters over onto the side or a new file so you can use them for cutting the inside of the letters separately if you wish.
- Weld the letters.
For my layout, I used the Simple Stories "Oh Happy Day" - it's such a burst of color and happiness! I cut the phrase outline I created using black cardstock - it makes all those colors pop! After spritzing some black ink spray on white cardstock and letting it dry, I backed my letters with a floral patterned paper from the collection.
I tucked the photo area to the side of the word and used some embellishments and stickers from the collection.
Here's another example of using this fun alphabet cut file, and here is the Type It Alpha:
Have a great day!
Star Player | Monique Liedtke September 21, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing a layout about my soccer playing son. Last season his team became champion, and the photos of that accomplishment had to be scrapped of course. I used the "Star Cluster" cut file as my son and his team mates were the stars of the season!
Here's the layout I created:
and this is the "Star Cluster" cut file I used:
For this cut file I decided to use a strip of three small photos rather than one large photo and I really love the result.
The papers and embellishments I used are Doodlebug's "French Kiss" collection. I love the red, blue and pink color combination!
Here are a few close-ups:
To add a bit of extra color to my page, I adhered little enamel hearts to the centre of all stars.
I remember when I just started scrapbooking I almost never added journaling to my layouts. Looking through my albums from that early period I really regret that. So now I make sure to always add a bit of journaling, whether it's at the front of my layout or at the back. It adds so much and it's so easy to do.
And here's already the last close-up:
This is it. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to check out all the awesome cut files Nicole has in her JustNick store! and if you use one of them don't forget to show us what you created on either our facebook page or on Instagram using #JustNickStudio.
Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
AUTUMN LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 18, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about those warm cozy feelings Autumn brings along. I usually look forward to Nicole's emails with the new upcoming cut files, so when i saw the new Fall Foliage Background (coming soon to the shop) i just had to use it on a page.
I love Fall colors, so i wanted to highlight them on the page, as the background for the beautiful cut file.
To bring out the details of the cut, i chose to create my own background using VIcki Boutin's Pop Acrylic paints. I simply masked the cardstock and used a flat brush to create the ombre square on the page.
While the background dried i cut two Fall Foliage backgrounds ( to fit the colored square) from white cardstock, glued them together, and then glued them to the background. I made sure some of the leaves were not glued fully together, so that they create interest on the background.
The picture of my babies was converted to black and white and added at the bottom corner of the square. I used one Leafy Floral cut out to decorate the bottom of the picture along with a few phrase stickers. Then for the title, i used a combination of alphas and the word "Love" - this was created using the Love 1 cut file from kraft paper-.
I love how this turned out, the boldness of the background creates the perfect canvas for the cut file and makes everything on the page pop. Remember to check these JustNIck cut files and all the new files that are revealed each week.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
GOOD VIBES // JASMIN PAAR September 17, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Jasmin here with a Layout for you today .
For this Layout i used the Infinity Hearts Frames file and the Crate Paper All Heart Collection. I used two frames and took 2 photos of our Italy vacation.
Here we were in San Marino and i took thousands of pictures. A mini album is also in work.
I opted for a brown 6x8 Patterned Paper as a base. The white cut files come out beautifully. Then I used a lot of transparent flowers from the sticker sheet. First I glue the flowers on a white cardstock and cut them out. That took a while.
I placed my frames and decorated them with all my flowers and leaves and some stickers from the Collection.
Finally, I glued my little finished layout on white cardstock.
I hope you like it!
Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension.
The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.
Have a great week!
Fall | Mari Clarke September 14, 2019 07:00
Welcome to the JustNick Digital Cut File Blog! This week the design team has been creating projects using files from the shop that spotlight words! Nicole has so many awesome word files in the shop. Today I am using the Fall cut file.
I love the combination of letters and fall themed images; I wanted to use this file as a large title piece with an over-sized photo. I printed my photo on my large format printer in black and white. The photo is sized at about 9.5 x 7.5 inches. I added the first stanza of Keats' "Ode to Autumn" to the left side.
I cut the Fall file from heavy white card stock. I backed it with some solid and patterned papers that coordinate with the fall color scheme in the layout (cranberry, pale green, mustard and burnt orange).
The acorn and leaves are the perfect addition to the letters in the file to create the fall theme. Here you can see the green and kraft papers backing the end piece and the diagonal plaid on the letters.
I popped the cut file up off of the layout using foam adhesive to give the title piece more dimension.
I added some texture to the kraft paper at the bottom of the layout with an embossing folder. I also used a bit of text paper and a floral paper to add some contrast. Adding the embellishments with foam adhesive helps with layering the cluster elements.
The Fall cut file is just one of many word cut files in the shop! I love how this cut file adds the perfect detail to this layout!
Here is a link to the JustNick shop and the Fall cut file!
Have an amazing day, friends! Happy fall!
Forever Loved | Vicki Parker September 13, 2019 07:00
Bible Journaling | Words | Patricia Roebuck | Video September 12, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! This is Patricia to share a project using JustNick Word cut files. This inspired me to use the cut files for Bible Journaling! Since the pages are thin and I don't have too much wiggle room for bulky embellishments, word and, in this case, alphas as well, create the color, texture, and even dimension while keeping the entry relatively flat.
Combining my thoughts on this first chapter in Daniel, I started building my idea by choosing phrases JustNick had available that would work with this entry. I used 'Captured' from the Hashtags 1 cut file.
The Word 'heart' from the Love List Cut File.
And then used a combination of alpha cut files to form the rest of the journaling, using the Outline Alpha for the 'BUT.'
The Script Alpha for 'a.'
And the Type It Alpha for 'god.'
Working in the Silhouette Studio software allowed me the option to resize and make sure the cut files would fit within the margins.
I wanted to draw attention to 'captured' first, cutting it from black cardstock and fitting it in an area with more space was perfect. I also emphasized it with using gelatos layered under it.
As I cut my phrases and letters, I focused on bold, contrasting colors. The black is always wonderful for this, and I still used a little bit for the outline of the 'but,' but then brought in some bold pattern papers to cut from.
To prime my page, I first used Clear Gesso, then used more gelatos to create a pattern along the margin before adhering the stickers, phrases, and words.
Using cut files for your Bible journaling is a great way to create a bold entry without the bulk, you use up your cardstock and pattern papers in ways you may not have thought before.
I have a process video you can watch below, or in HD on my YouTube channel here showing how this came together. Thank you for stopping by and hope this inspires you to use your cut files for any project!
Happy Day | Claudia van Rooijen September 11, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here and today I am sharing a layout I created using the 'Happy' cut file and the gorgeous 'Just A Little Lovely' collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
One of the things I love most about this type of cutfile is that it can be both a title and background element. They are also great to use up some of your scraps.
The first thing I did was back the letters with some papers that I took out of the 6x6 paper pad.
Then I put some of the floral die cuts behind the letters to make the whole thing come together.
I love the mixed embellishment pack in the collection so I made sure to use those on the layout as well - I truly adore those gold glittered enamel dots!
Lastly I added some strips of patterned paper at the top of the layout, these are from the 6x6 paper pad since I really liked the scaled down version. It was also a nice addition because they feature all the colors in the collection!
Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself! Have lovely day!
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