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Vroom | Yvette Weber June 28, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! 

Today I'm sharing my last design team project for Just Nick Studio, I truly enjoyed creating with Nicole's fabulous cut files and wanted to thank her for such an amazing experience!

I created my layout using the Plane,Trains & Automobiles cut file and also the Scribble Circle Background.  

The plane, train and automobiles cut file set is perfect to document your little boy's adventures, I used the car and the word 'VROOM' to document a photo of my son riding his toy quad in the yard.

I used patterned paper and embellishments from Echo Park-Go See Explore collection on this page.   

 

 

I first cut the Scribble Circle Background from some white cardstock and instead of backing the cut file with pattern paper I decided to use paint, which I absolutely loved !

    Next, I enlarge the car image and cut it from some pattern paper. I then cut the car image down the middle and place on both side of my photo.

         

The word VROOM in this cut file sets were a perfect title for my layout.  I cut it from both pattern paper and black cardstock and adhere it together by slightly overlapping it, which created a wonderful shadowing effect. Next,  I just added some foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension.

I finished the layout off with some stickers, a few small buttons and a mini paper fan.

I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick cut files!  

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

     

Trio of Cards | Jaclyn Rench June 27, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I'm sharing a trio of cards I've made featuring some of my favorite new designs in the cut shop!

The first card features the Bring on Summer cut file, most specifically that yummy little ice cream cone that's included.  A single dip simply wouldn't allow for much color for the focal point of my card, so I duplicated the 'ice cream scoop' portion of the design to create a whopping four dip cone - cutting each dip from a different color of paper! 

I used a few sweet embellishments to really make my ice cream cone special.  To finish off the card, I paired the cute cone with a thank you sentiment, but this design would also work well with a sweet birthday greeting. 

My next card uses three of the cactus designs from the Cactus Jack file. These quirky cacti look so cute when sized down to fit a card front and cut from subtle patterned papers.  I offset the solid portion of my cut design to enhance the funky feel of these little guys and dressed them up with a few diecut flowers.  I didn't have a stamped sentiment that I liked for this card, so I simply printed my own on a tiny little jewelry tag - I love the playful feel it adds!

My final card uses the beautiful Boho Floral file.  These pretty flowers are a gorgeous compliment to a encouragement and/or sympathy greeting.  I used three different shades of pink patterned papers to back the flower portion of the design, and a pretty minty green for the leaves.  I sized and cut a label from Labels One to house my stamped sentiment and adhered it with foam adhesive to make stand out against the florals.

 I had so much fun making this cute trio. Thanks for joining me and Happy Crafting!

Cut files used:

Cactus Jack

Bring on Summer

Boho Florals

Labels One


Most favorite person | Laureen Wagener June 26, 2017 07:00

Hi there cut file friends!

It's Laureen back with you to share a new project I made!
Now, I have lately come around some changes in the way I scrapbook and see things regarding scrapbooking and have found myself absolutely enjoying to scrap in a different format from time to time.

Doesn't matter if it's 6x8 for telling my stories or 8,5x11 or 9x12.
I am just really liking the change - because scrapping in 12x12 became kind of boring and I had a feeling that all my recent layouts looked similar.

Don't get me wrong I still scrap 12x12 but will throw in some other formats for the fun of it from time to time ;)

Now what I love about cut files is the great variety - the ones from Nicole always come with a PNG version, so you can also print them. I love how Nicole Martle always does that and decided to try it out for todays project.

I used the file "My most favorite" and filled it with a pattern in Silhouette and simply send it to my printer :)

I also used the gorgeous florals from "Boho florals" and kept embellishing to a minimum, because I used a gorgoeus specility paper from the Take me Away collection as my main focus.

I hope you have a great day!

Laureen

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Cut files used:
My most favorite

Boho florals

 


Happy, Masculine Themed Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Leopard June 24, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a Make it Masculine layout. I had fun mixing and matching a few of my favorite geometric shapes to create a really fun layout.  

Scrapbooking layout by Heather Leopard @heatherleopard

To create this layout, simply supersize the TRIANGLE BACKGROUND 3 cut file so that it spans the entire 12"x12" page.  Since you're only using a little over half the page, you can either cut the entire 12"x12" page or slice / erase the part you don't plan to use.  

Next, fill about half the triangle spaces with patterned paper and fill the remaining pieces with the white cardstock pieces you just cut out, only adhering the center so that the sides lift up a bit and add dimension.

Next, add coordinating patterned paper strips in varying lengths and widths, stitching the layers over each other. Add your photo, title and any embellishments. Then find some white space to add journaling to complete the layout.


Dad and Sparky | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 23, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

Marcia here today. All this week, in honor of Father's Day, we are showcasing masculine layouts. I thought I would scrap a photo of my Dad and his dog Sparky. These two are never far apart. Sparky was a rescue dog that certainly found his furever home when he caught our eye on a local pet adoption day. Scrapping a photo of my Dad means I can make use of that awesome new DAD digital cut file too. Here is my layout ...

Besides the Dad cut file, I add some XOXO dog tags from the In The Doghouse cut file and made use of some triangles left over when cutting the Triangle Geo Background cut file. I love the added interest the triangles give to my background ... and they coordinate really well with the black geometric pattern paper.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Rockstar | Tarrah McLean June 22, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today but sadly its my last post as part of the Just Nick team. It's always sad to say goodbye but its time for some new, fresh ideas and faces! 

This week our theme is to 'Make It Masculine' so I created a layout about my eldest son who thinks he is a rockstar at age 11!

I wanted to use some of the newest cut files just recently added to the Just Nick store...I decided to use the Rockstar title and the treble clef symbol from the Rockstar cut file set and I also used the new Star Background 5!

I used some Bella Blvd products, mostly the Alex collection plus some other bits that I have had for ages! The black puffy star is an Amy Tangerine one and the black and white phrase stickers are by Tim Holtz.

The background is a transparency that I have machine stitched to the white cardstock, I did think about adding some star confetti behind the transparency so it becomes a shaker style layout but I thought it may have ended up looking a little too busy! 

That Rockstar flair is from D-Lish Scraps, a small embellishment store in Australia...I love their flair buttons so much! They always seem to have the perfect ones that suit my boys and my layouts!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today and in the past, I have really appreciated everyone's support with my layouts that I have created for Just Nick Studio! Thank you so much to Nicole and the rest of the team for having me, I will miss this team so much!

Happy creating and see you all around scrapping land!

Tarrah x


Gamer June 21, 2017 07:00

Hello scrappers! I have a masculine layout to share with you today. For this layout, I used Pretty Little Studio's Ain't Life Grand collection by Ashley Horton. And since the photos are from Skyzone, I decided to use the Gamer cut file and note tabs.

I sprayed the cardstock with orange, blue and lime mist from Shimmerz Paints. Love how vibrant the mist looks on this layout. The orange wasn't as orange as I planned, but it still worked. 

Initially, I was going to mat the photo collage using a few tabs but I did not cut it right and so rather than throw all of the pieces away, I used the naked piece as my mat because I liked the mesh look. I used the arrow from one of the tabs at the bottom right-side of the photo collage as well.

Thanks for visiting today!

 


Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos!  I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!

One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together.  They are perfect for backing with patterned paper!  I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea.  I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great!  Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper.  Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead!  You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved! 

Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!

 

 

 


Attitude is Everything | Michelle Whorwood June 19, 2017 07:00

Hi, Michelle here with a new layout!  Today, I was assigned a 'masculine' style layout showcasing the Just Nick Cut Files.  Here is my layout. 

I generally try and use a couple of different cut files on my layouts for interest and added layering.  I really loved the background patterned by Pink Fresh Studio which dictated my colour palette for this layout.  I then cut out the Starburst file on the blue patterned paper and I just love how the file consists of both negative stars and full stars and I have backed a few of the stars with patterned paper to as well to add more pops of colour!

I next went looking for a cut file that would work as my title.  I really liked the Purrfect cut file but obviously my layout doesn't have any cats on it but the 'Attitude is everything' saying worked with my layout of my son hanging out with mates at our caravan.  I love how the Just Nick cut files really can utilised for lots of different themes not just as in this case for the felines in our lives. 

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my masculine layout today.  


Circling the Globe | Tarrah McLean June 17, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean joining you and today I have a new layout to share with you! Recently my family and I went on an AMAZING holiday to the UK and Europe for 4 weeks! Hence I have loads of travel photos!

I decided to enlarge the globe included in the Around the World cut file set and cut it out from vellum, I then machine stitched it to the background paper, the collection I have used is the We R Memory Keepers collection called Jet Set. I really like how the vellum mutes the busy background paper a little bit. 

I also cut the plane and the suitcase from this cut file set to use as embellishments that would tie in with my theme. I reduced the size of the plane a little bit and then cut it from orange cardstock and I cut the suitcase out of some green cardstock I had laying around.

A tag, a few stickers, a flair button and some wood veneer were all added to compliment the theme. I also added some white mist to brighten my layout up a little bit!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Why not check out the Just Nick store for cut files that may suit your next project? There are loads in store to choose from!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


A New Chapter June 16, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here and today I wanted to share a more personal layout with you. I like to document many life events and this one is a big one for me. 

After much thought over the past year, I have decided to go back to school. This layout is all about a new chapter in my life. My motto is one is never too old to dream a new dream or achieve a new goal. 

For my layout, I selected the Beautiful Bouquet cut file from the Just Nick store and cut it out on a piece of 12X12 white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to back the design with patterned paper so I backed the leaves and flowers with papers from Jillibean Soup's Bowl Of Dreams Collection of patterned papers. To make the flowers and leaves more dimensional, I added some Glossy Accents to give it some depth and shine. I love how it turned out. To complete the layout, I machine stitched the white cardstock background onto some patterned papers and embellished the layout with several die cuts, stickers, and flower puffy stickers. Here are some more closeups to view:

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my layout. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store here for the Beautiful Bouquet cut file and hundreds more.

Have a lovely day!

Cut File Used

Beautiful Bouquet

 

 

 

 


Today | Yvette Weber June 15, 2017 07:00

Hi Scrapping Friends!  

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the Planes, Trains & Automobiles cut file from the Just Nick Studio shop!

The train in the Planes,Trains & Automobiles cut file set were perfect to document this photo of Max's Day Out With Thomas! Max enjoyed meeting Sir Topham Hatt and had a fabulous time being a passenger on Thomas The Train.

  I used the Go See Explore collection from Echo Park for most of this layout with the exception, the base patterned paper is from an older collection...A Boy's Life.

 

I started by enlarging the train and cutting the image on some pattern paper. Once this was finish I used the offset function in Silhouette to create an outline, which I used as a guideline for my stitching.  Next, I cut the offset image from some pattern paper and adhered to the background. I then hand stitched around the entire train using white embroidery floss.

Here are some close-ups of my page...

I drew a few clouds to represent smoke and outline it with a black marker. 

For this page title I chose the Today from the Word 2 cut file, cut it from black cardstock and outline around the edges with a white marker.

I added a couple of chipboard accents to bottom right hand corner of my photo, along with my title.

I wanted to use some buttons for the train wheels but it just didn't look quite right so I ended up using enamels dot instead.  

I finished my page off by adding some gold stars around the page and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick cut files!  


Just Be You June 14, 2017 11:03

Hello, everyone!
Donna here with my first layout for June. 
I used this gorgeous cut file, Boho florals, in my layout.
First, I brushed and splattered some watercolors. After it has dried, I started placing the photos and fussy cut florals diagonally. Then I started placing the rest of the embellishments following the flow of the initial design.
I kept the floral cut files plain white to make it stand out. Then, I backed the floral cut files with patterned paper and used a couple of thin cardboard scraps to add a bit of height. 
I also kept the original dimension of the cut files, but I can see these bigger and perfect for a beautiful background! I may have to use these again on a future project.
The June kit "Aquarelle" by Clique Kits is perfect for these cut files. I like that it has both chunky and intricate details. 
That's all from me today!
Don't forget to check out the store for more amazing cut files! 
Cut file used: Boho Florals
Happy crafting,

Young and Brave | Jaclyn Rench June 13, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share a page I made featuring one of the fun new designs for June, Starburst

I could use stars on just about every page I make, but I especially love them when I'm designing pages for my boys.  The starburst design was a nice compliment to this memory of a day spent at the local amusement park with my little guy.

As you'll note, a large portion of my page is filled with photos (five!), journaling and a thick and chunky title.  All of those elements together create a lot of visual weight to the left side of my page.  By filling the right side with the Starburst design, the page is nicely balanced.

I really like the mix of solid and open stars in this cut file.  Having a mix of both styles adds a lot of movement to the design.  Backing some of the open stars with a range of patterned papers and embellishments, creates even more interest and movement, working to tie the whole page together.

This cut file is so very versatile.  I can see myself using it over and over again!

Cut file used:

Starburst


PageMaps round up! June 12, 2017 07:00

Did you have a chance to see all the projects our team created for our team up with PageMaps the past few weeks?

I had a chance to play along too and created this page using our File Folders, and Lowe Case Alphas cut files.

Cut files don't have to overtake your project. Yes, they can be the total focus of your page, but I wanted to use some cut files in a more minimal way on my project. I cut the file folders from a 6x6 paper pad and layered them behind my photo.

It adds a paper layer but with a little fun too right! I also added some co-ordinating paper strips around the edge of my page, I could have cut some stars on my digi machine, but went with glittery pre-made ones instead.

I finished the page off with the Lower Case Alphas cut file for my title on a quick diecut word bubble.

If you haven't already, check out the June PageMaps for all the sketches and takes our team did with them!

Cut files used:

Lower Case Alphas

File Folders


You Make Me Happy June 10, 2017 07:00

Good morning friends! This month, we've teamed up with PageMaps! I've been a fan of PageMaps since Becky started sharing her sketches with the scrapbooking community. I love her sketches! This sketch is so inspiring and I couldn't wait to use it to create a layout using photos from my sister's wedding!

I used Clique Kit's June kit. The Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers and embellishments look so good with the photos! I just love how this turned out.

I used the Leaves 3 and the Remember digital cut files from the shop. I wanted to keep my digital cut files small to blend in with the layout nicely.

I cut a small heart to add to the center of the bow, layered over the doily die cut. I stapled the love banner at the top of the photo and added a clear blue acrylic star. 

 

Thanks for visiting today!

 


Take Me Away | Yvette Weber June 09, 2017 07:00

Hi my scrapping friends!  It's Yvette here today and I am excited to be sharing  my layout that I created for the team up with Pagemaps!

I'm not a big fan of 12x12 double page layouts but I have to say I had a ton of fun using this amazing sketch by Becky Fleck. Here is the sketch!

 

I decided to use the cut files as my main source of embellishment to create my page.  I begin by selection one of the flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file and cut several flowers using the Summer Fun collection from Echo Park into two different sizes.

Next I used the spray of small berries from the Sweater Weather cut file and cut this out of white cardstock.

 The sketch is divided into three sections, so to create this I added the scalloped border cut from black cardstock using the Borders1 cut file.  

 Here are a couple of close-ups...

Thank you so much for stopping by!

  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files! 


Syd At 8 Weeks Old June 08, 2017 07:00

Hello there! All week this week some of the team are working with a June Page Maps sketch and Just Nick cut files. Today I am sharing a puppy layout of my boy Syd. He just turned a year old and I can't believe he has grown so much. I miss the puppy breath, but I don't miss getting up in the middle of the night for the outside potty breaks.

For my layout I used the Outline Alphas cut file for the name "Syd" and backed it with some patterned papers. Backing cut files with patterned papers is one of my favorite techniques.

Here are some more closeups of my pup.

It's always fun to do a pet layout for a change.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

June Page Maps Sketch

Cut Files Used On My Layout 

Outline Alpha


Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap!  The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind.  Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved!  So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given.  My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file!  I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart!  I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece.  I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town!  I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!

So here is the sketch that I was given!

 

And here is the cut file that I used for my project!

 

And here is my finished project!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat


Totally Adorable- Page Maps Team Up June 06, 2017 07:00

The Just Nick team has teamed up with Page Maps this month!  We used some amazing Becky Fleck sketches for June and of course amazing cut files from the store this month.

Here is the sketch that I worked with:

 

And my take:

 

I used the Nana's Doily Background and hand cut out one of the "doilies" to place in the corner of my photo like depicted in the sketch.

 

 

I wanted there to be a lot of color on my page, and I typically cut files like this out of white cardstock, but isntead I used lots of patterned papers from the "Oh My Heart" collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.

I did add some touches of white along the scalloped border:

I layered lots of die cuts and other patterns under and around the photo:

And then scattered some mists, stickers, and bling around the page:

 

 

I always enjoy working with sketches from Page Maps, so be sure to check them out!


Fun times | Michelle Whorwood June 03, 2017 06:00

Hi everyone, 

Michelle here with a new layout.  This week the Just Nick designers were all given a different  PageMaps Sketch to design a layout on. How cool is that!   This is my sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I had lots of fun creating this layout from the sketch, I loved how I could create a page with several photos and also lots of layering elements with two different cut files from the Just Nick Store.   I really wanted to use some of the photo spaces in the sketch as different cut files and to do this I used the Geometric Cards cut file and cut this out on mint cardstock and also on some patterned paper.   I also added some of the scalloped borders from the Simple Scalloped Strips cut file to frame the different parts of layout too.  

Some close ups:

I had so much fun creating this layout with the PageMaps sketch.  I hope I have inspired you today to get creating with some of the Just Nick Cut files and do check back and see more designers working with the PageMaps sketches for the rest of this week!

Michelle xx

 

 

 


Made In The USA | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 02, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends, Marcia here today. All this week JustNick designers have been showcasing layouts using PageMaps sketches created by the wonderful Becky Fleck. Here is the sketch she gave me...

It's awesome, right!

There is a lot going on in the sketch, so I decided to use the left side of the sketch for my background cut file. I recently returned from a vacation in South Carolina and had lots of pictures from Patriots Point, so I opted to do a patriotic layout. It seemed fitting with Memorial Day just this past Monday. My guys really enjoyed visiting the USS Yorktown. I think they could have stayed there for hours.  I stuck pretty close to the PageMaps sketch. I did use a larger focal photo in the middle. Here is my layout...

I used a cut file called Ride the Wave. I resized it to fit on the left half of my layout. It reminds me of the American flag waving in the wind. My intent was to leave it red and white, but then decided to add some blue in the negative space. Some machine stitching reinforces the wave design.

Here is the cut file I used today...

If you are interested in my process video, here it is ...


Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other sketches from this past week and their coordinating layouts.


Happy Life | Laureen Wagener June 01, 2017 11:15

Hi cut file fans,

it's Laureen here to share a brand new layout with you!
For this week the Just Nick Designers were each given a sketch from PageMaps and were asked to create a layout based on it - here is my sketch:

Isn't it super cool?! I loved the sketch a whole lot with all the circles and different elements. Now when it came to actually creating my page I spend hours over hours scrolling through my Just Nick  Cut files to find one I'd like to use and that was the biggest struggle I had! After I finally found one, the page didn't took long at all - here it is:

 

I used the Going in Circles Background to mimic all the circles from the sketch and am really liking the way it looks!



I cut a piece of patterned paper, stitched down the edges and then placed my cut file on top of that using foam squares for a tiny bit of dimension.

After I had placed that the embellishing was easy peasy - just using some stickers, Thickers and florals from the Shimelle Little by Little Collection.

Now - I hope you feel inspired by the sketch and create something with it, there are so many possibilities. Imagine using a floral ring cut file and cutting that several times and then create your grid - PERFECT!



Happy crafting and have a great day!
Laureen

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Cut files used:

Going in Circles Background


I Wanna Rock May 31, 2017 09:09

Hey everyone!  When I saw this "Rockstar" cut file in the store, it was perfect timing because I had just gotten back from a Metallica concert and knew I had to use it to scrap my photos!

 

 

 

I used the guitar and made it large on the page, then I cut the word "rockstar" down to just "rock" to use as my title.   I positioned the guitar at an angle so that I could use patterned paper in the bottom corner of the page and make it look like it was behind the guitar.  I embellished the guitar with white pen and foil to make is shine, and of course some threads for the strings.

 

I added a few fussy cut stars, and some splatters, plus a few layers behind my photos to make them stand out.  Because the guitar was such a large element, I didn't need much embellishing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 


All Of Me Loves All Of You May 30, 2017 07:00

 

Hello everyone. Lately, I've been using digital cut file sentiments for the titles of my layout. Sure, I love thickers, but I never like how they look on my layouts! They always look too big. For this layout, I printed the "All Of Me Loves All Of You" digital cut file on to patterned paper. I did not realize it would be so light printed on the patterned paper that I chose so I used a marker to trace the sentiment and filled it in using a black marker.

I used Altenew's Reflection Kit for this layout. The "Better Together" cork embellishment is from one of Ali Edward's Story Kit, Bond. The cut-apart labels and doiles are from Pretty Little Studio's shop.

Thank you for visiting today!


Pool Today | Words 4 and Ride the Wave Background | Michelle Whorwood May 29, 2017 06:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you.  I am super excited about this one as it is one of my faves!   I have actually used two different files on this one being Words 4 and Ride the Wave Background.  Here is my layout and how I created it:

I really wanted to use the 'wave' background because my photos are all pool related.  But I wanted to create a grid style background so I replicated the cut file 4 equal times on white card stock and stitched it down in a grid.  I added some stitching to hold it down and also to give it some texture.  

I had about 3 or 4 photos of the kids jumping into the pool on our recent holiday and as they were quite busy on the busy background I decided to create a fun and funky title using the 'Today' from the Word 4 cut file and put my photos inside the framed word.  I really love how the coral card stock allows the blues and brightness of my photos pop on my page and it is a super easy technique to do! 

Here are some more close ups: 

 

 

 


Hoop Dreams | Jaclyn Rench May 25, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here to share a page I made combining two fun circular designs from the Just Nick store, Totally Tubular Background and 2016.

I sometimes struggle when creating layouts of my oldest son. I don't want to make his pages too theme-y or cutesy and luckily Just Nick has cut files to fit just about any need or style.

My boy is a HUGE basketball fan, so for his 11th birthday we surprised him with preseason tickets to see a Clevland Cavaliers game.  I had lots of pictures and journaling from this special memory but still wanted to make sure I had room for the fun stuff on the page.

I chose a couple of cut files with circles as a theme.  I knew this would be a fun way to reinforce the basketball idea, in a way that was both subtle but fun and effective.

I sized the Totally Tubular Background to around 6 inches square and cut it out two times from gray cardstock.  To kick the cut file up a notch, I selected a couple of designs from the 2016 file and sized them to fit within some of the circles on my background piece.

I didn't do any fancy welding or cutting within my silhouette software to mesh the two designs.  I simply sized them accordingly, cut them out separately and layered the designed circles atop of the matching background circle.  Using the same color cardstock tricks your eye and makes the whole design appear as if it is just one piece. 

We'd loved to see how you are designing with and combining your Just Nick files.  We hope you'll share with us on social media, using the #justnickstudio hashtag!

Cut files used:

2016

Totally Tubular


Mom You Are Loved May 24, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today and since Mother's Day was a little over a week ago, I  had my mom on my mind and thought I would create a special layout to honor her.

I really put my love into this layout and thought about what my mom really loves which are flowers and the color purple.

I cut the Floral Ring 2 cut file out on white card stock with my electronic die cutting machine and hand stitched with several colors of embroidery floss around the flowers, leaves and ring. When the hand stitching was completed, I watercolored the flowers, leaves and ring and then backed it on a piece of white card stock that I used the same colors of watercolors and the packaging technique to give it more color and an artsy feel to the page.

The title was created with the Mom cut file that I cut out on patterned paper with my electronic cutting machine and then I popped it up with some very thin strips of foam adhesive tape that I cut with some scissors and stuck it down onto a white piece of card stock that I trimmed a little larger than the title and finished it off with some black mini alpha stickers that I machine stitched to keep them secure. 

Here are the two cut files I created this layout with:

Floral Ring 2

Mom

I really don't think photos do this layout justice. It looks so much better in person.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Just Nick shop for these and many more cut files.  Happy scrapping!

 


I love being your Mom | Donna Espiritu May 23, 2017 12:01

Hello, Just Nick readers!
It's Donna here and I am sharing my second layout for the month.

I used several cut files in this layout. I love layering them to create texture and dimension

I used the Kaisercraft resist paper (which is included in the May kit "Sorbet" by Clique Kit to cut the Floral Swag cut file. You can see it here peeking at the bottom of the stacked photos

And then I tucked here in there the Mini Floral Buds cut file. I kept them white instead of adding color

I used a pink ombre paper to back the cut file MOM and adhered it with foam tape to add a bit of height.

I hope you liked my layout today!

Cut files used:

Floral Swag
MOM
Mini Floral Buds

Happy crafting,

 


Hello Good times | Laureen Wagener May 22, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

it's Laureen up on the blog. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and maybe even got some crafting done?
I did - I finished up todays layout and am loving the summery vibe it gives!

I pulled out the awesome Poolside collection from Crate Paper - still one of my favorites ever!

I wanted to get a bubbly effect, because it kind of reminds me of water and bubbles and lightness and the beach and summer and all that good stuff - so I used the Totally Tubular Cut file along with the leaves and flowers from the new Take me to paradise set.

I simply cut the Totally Tubular Background out of white cardstock, backed it with a few papers from the collection and started layering up my pieces together.

The leaves and flowers were cut from white cardstock and then colored with watercolors to match the collection.

After all - this page came together so quick! Cut files just make it easy to create with - they are so fun to use!

 

I hope I inspired you a little and will catch you next month ;)
Happy crafting,

Laureen
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Cut files used:

Take me to paradise

Totally tubular


Meet our May Guest Designer + freebie time! May 19, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Good morning! It's that time of the month again, to welcome a new Guest Designer to our blog and show off their fabulous creations!

Today, we welcome Elsie Robinson!

Hey everyone, I’m Elsie and I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for JustNick this month. I’m 23 and live in Brighton, England and I’m a total paper addict! I’m currently on the Pink Paislee and Citrus Twist kits Design Teams and you can also come say hi on the links below!

Now, I don’t actually own a die-cutting machine – haha! So you’re probably thinking ‘what business does she have with being a Guest Designer for a cut file store?!’ Well… I actually use cut files on my layouts by using some good old-fashioned pencils, scissors and tracing paper! 

 To use the cut files I print them out with my regular home printer and use the tracing paper and pencil to copy the design and transfer it onto whichever patterned papers I’m using. It’s obviously a process that takes a little more time, but it does combat my Silhouette FOMO as I still get to use some of the gorgeous cut file designs!

We gave Elsie free reign on the store to select whatever designs she wanted to use for her projects, and check out what she created:

 

 

 Cut file used:

Happy Little Monsters

Handcut letters

 

 

I've recently loved making cute little characters for my pages, so when I saw these adorable little monsters, I knew I had to make a page documenting a photo of my brothers and I being silly when we were younger. I especially love the way the blue monster turned out as he looks so cute and goofy with his buckteeth! The Handcut Letters cut file, was a perfect match for this layout as the letters are so cartoony, and I know will be using them for many more layouts in the future!

 Amazing right? and all by hand people?! Check out this next project:

 

 I actually made another hot air balloon layout about a year ago and it’s still one of my favourite layouts, so I thought it was about time to make another one!

 

Cut files used:

Up in the air

Delicate Florals

I printed the balloons in three different sizes and traced the lines of the cut file to add some stitching details. It’s hard to cut out really intricate shapes without a cutting machine, but I find that stitching is a great way to add the detail back in. I also followed the same steps with the Delicate Florals cut file, I love the touch of whimsy those cute florals added to the page!

 

Pretty amazing, I think! Now, we would love to offer you the Up in the Air cut file for FREE until midnight CST May 31, 2017! Just enter the code: AIRFREE  at checkout... no purchase necessary.

Thank you SO much to Elsie for being our GDT this month! Check out more of her work here:

YouTube: http://youtube.com/elsieeee 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/heyelsie_ 

Blog: http://heyelsie.blogspot.com


My Science Guy May 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a scrappy confession. I've been very bad about scrapping layouts of my son. He doesn't like having his picture taken. He doesn't post selfies of himself all that often. It was quite evident that his sisters get lots more attention on my scrapbook pages when I was putting my latest layouts in albums. So for a little while I thought I would concentrate on scrapping the photos I do have of him. These were from Christmas a year and a half ago.

I used this awesome background called Weird Science. When I first saw it, I thought of these pictures I had of him receiving a bartender chemistry set for Christmas. He loves math and science. He is currently working his way through college as a bartender ... so of course he needed a bartender chemistry set. 

I used the Simple Set Alphabet for my title. I like the whimsical feel to this font.

I backed the negative space with pattern papers from the Shimelle Little By Little collection. The circle patterns in the paper drew me in. I knew they would be perfect with all the circles in this background cut file, plus the primary colors are great for scrapping my science guy.

Here are the cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Awesome Day | Yvette Weber May 17, 2017 07:00

Hi Scrapping Friends!  

I'm back with you today to share a Vacation layout created with the Borders 1 and Arrow Set 2 cut files.

 

This photo was taken on one of our trips to Barbados.  We spend the mornings at the beach and after lunch it was pool time! I combined the Hardy Hodgepodge, Bowl of Dreams and Souper Celebration collections from Jillibean Soup for this layout!

 To create my starting point for my layout, I used multiple patterned papers for each of the Borders 1 cut file and adhered it horizontally onto a 11x11 white cardstock.

     I created a cluster of embellishments on the top right hand corner of my photo that includes a couple of wood veneers, some die cut pieces and a flair. 

I  keep the embellishments to a minimum on the left side of my photo, and added some journaling below my photo.

To the top left hand corner of my layout I added a small banner. To create my title I combined one of the arrows from the cut file with a couple of words from the cardstock stickers.

A few paint splashes and some sequins finish off this layout.

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

Check out the Just Nick Studio shop for more amazing cut files! 


Happy Love | Delicate Butterflies May 16, 2017 15:27

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you all today.  I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title. 

I new as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan.   Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!!  I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.  As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file - I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine.  I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too. 

Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout - and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too.  I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file.  Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.  

I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?

Michelle xx

 


Happy | Nicole Nowosad May 15, 2017 09:30

Good morning! Nicole here to share a quick and easy project using our Basic Block Background and Word 4 cut files!

I haven't had a lot of mojo lately. Life just gets busy and sometimes sucks the scrappy life out of you, so I wanted to create a really simple page with no stress!

The Basic Block Background is super simple to fill. Those basic rectangles are clean and graphic and heck - you can use a lot of scraps to fill this one in if that's your plan!

I added a really simple title using the Word 4 cut file set and a lot of fussy cut flowers. Cutting those by hand relax me :)

Cut files used:

Basic Block Background

Word 4

That's it for me today! I will be back later in the week to share  a FREEBIE and a new Guest Designer too! Please stop by!


Pinspiration- Howdy Neighbor May 12, 2017 09:30 1 Comment


Pinspiration | Hello Trouble May 11, 2017 07:00

Good morning!! Nicole here today to share a fun pinspiration project with you on the blog today!

Here was my inspiration piece that I found on Pinterest

Fun right! I love the colors and all those fun circles and so I chose to use Circle Background 3 for the circular portion of my page.

I quite simply punched a lot of circles and layered them behind the cut file. I used a pink and yellow color combo and added in some fussy cut flowers for some fun around my photo.

I really kept things simple and have even more ideas for this inspiration piece for another scrapbook page ! I hope you are inspired to incorporate some cut files into your projects!

Check out my process video for this project:

Cut file used:

Circle Background 3

 


Adventure May 10, 2017 07:00

Pinterest Inspiration
Hello everybody. I am excited to share this beautiful spring layout I created using several different stickers and cut-aparts from my stash! I found this inspiration on Pinterest and I was immediately inspired to create a layout using white, pink and orange. What a beautiful color combination!

The first thing I did before applying photos and embellishments on this layout was print the Mini Floral Buds digital cut file from Just Nick Studio's shop on white cardstock using my color printer. I wanted to create a floral background for my layout and I did not have the right patterned paper for this.

I added some clear butterflies from the Woodland collection to add more color to the floral buds.

I used a few cut-apart labels, stickers, stickers words to help tell my story.

Thanks for visiting today!


Happy Love | Delicate Butterflies | Michelle Whorwood May 09, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you all today.  I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title. 

I new as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan.   Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!!  I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.  As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file - I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine.  I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too. 

Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout - and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too.  I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file.  Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.  

I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?

Michelle xx

 


Today | Word 4 | Michelle Whorwood May 09, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone,

Michelle here with clean and simple layout featuring the Word 4 cut file.  I really wanted to keep my cut file the main focus of the page so I decided to cut it out LARGE!  I am really happy with the way this turned out.  

First, I cut the file out on patterned paper so it gave me the green/blue outline and then I recut the file out on some cardstock, I first, made the cut file ever so slightly bigger so that it fit easily in the negative space of my outline.  I decided to keep my photo neutral and print it out in black and white and I love the softness of it agains the bold title!

I next added the globe to the middle of the 'O' as this is a photo of a recent overseas holiday it fit the theme really well and added some extra embellishments to the top!

I kept the rest of the embellishments quite simple as it is really all about the cut file here. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have you gone BOLD and BIG with your cut files and maybe created a title that is the main focus of your page?  I hope I have inspired you to do this one day on a layout. 

Til next time xx


Pinterest Inspired Mother's Day Cards | Jaclyn Rench May 08, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday, Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I'm excited to kick off the week as the design team shares projects with you that have been inspired by Pinterest. 
As I anticipated this assignment, I knew I'd want to look at my pinterest boards to gather inspiration for Mother's Day cards.
I found this image that I had pinned and immediately knew I could recreate this same type of floral heart with the Stems for Stephanie cut file.
To ensure that my finished design would fit on a standard sized card front, I sized my florals down dramatically, cutting several versions of the file from a pile of scraps of pretty pink patterned papers.  I had fun layering the different shapes and sizes of flowers and love the dimension and texture it adds to my card.
Black enamel dots and a sprinkling of clear sequins add a special finishing touch to the card design.

My second card was inspired by an entirely different piece.  I have long had a thing for wreaths, both in home décor and paper crafting, so it was no surprise that I came across a wreath related image while perusing my boards

When I spotted this image in particular, I knew I could create a similar look by using the inside of the wreath to frame out my sentiment.

I sized the Wreath and Floral Wreaths cut files to fit atop a 5" square card, and printed out a favorite quote on a white cardstock circle to fit inside the layered pieces.

Again, adding a sprinkling of enamel dots, this time in the same color family, creates extra texture and interest.

This was a fun creative challenge and one I'll certainly revisit again.  I hope you'll stick with us on the blog, all week long, to see how each designer interprets this pinterest inspired challenge!

 Supplies used:

Stems for Stephanie

Wreath

Floral Wreaths


Happy NSD | Nicole Nowosad May 06, 2017 17:00

Hello hello! I am excited to be back on the blog sharing a project for a change for interNational Scrapbook Day!

I decided to use the Floral Corner cut file for most of design - I love it cut simply from some patterned paper.

I also used a new cut file to the store - Mom - for my title. I lined it with some vellum so that it didn't get lost too much on the woodgrain paper.

To celebrate NSD - you can get the MOM design for FREE until May 7, 2017 at midnight only, using the code: MOMFREE at checkout.

Don't forget that the entire store is also on sale until May 7, 2017 at midnight also - 50% everything! Use the code: NSD2017 and the discount will be applied to your order. You need to enter the code, orders will not be adjusted.


Family Are Better Together May 06, 2017 14:00

Hello friends! Happy National Scrapbook Day. It's design team member Lee-Anne here sharing a layout I created combining two Just Nick cut files to make an entirely new design.

In Silhouette Studio, the software for Silhouette Cameo, I ungrouped or released the compound path and traced one of the heart designs (the top right heart) of the Basic Hearts cut file and enlarged it. I also traced the Borders 1 cut file, replicated it three times, one below the other, widened it slightly and placed it on top of the heart shape, grouped it and clicked "merge". This creates a heart shaped outline with the Borders 1 cut file filling the inside of the heart shape. I grouped the two design together and clicked "crop". This puts the two designs together. I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo on white card stock and backed it with patterned papers. 

With several colors of embroidery floss, I decided to hand stitch some plus signs for texture around the layout and around the heart I hand stitched and alternated colors that coordinated with the papers.


Combining cut files into one cut file is a fun technique and you can get very creative. I encourage you to give this a try with any two cut files in the store.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Cut files I used on my layout:

Basic Hearts

Borders 1

 

You can grab the Borders 1 cut file for FREE using the code: BORDERFREE at checkout now, until midnight CST May 7, 2017 only!

 


Friends Become Our Chosen Family May 06, 2017 11:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends. Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Marcia here today with some scrappy inspiration and a FREE cut file! I love using circle frames around my photos. Floral Ring 2 is a new digital cut file, so I thought I would use it to showcase a photo of my besties. 

To add dimension to my layout, I layered some more flowers on top of the Floral Ring. These are from the Stems For Stephanie digital cut file.

I used one more cut file today. I just love this title, Friends Become Our Chosen Family. These wonderful women really are like family for me. They were neighbors but most have moved away, still we get together at least once a month.

Here the cut files I used today...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is ...


Thanks so much for stopping by. You can grab the FLORAL RING 2 cut file for free using the code: RINGFREE at checkout until midnight on May 7, 2017 only!

More free cut files are coming later today, so be sure to stop back.


Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog!  We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)

So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files!  I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file.  I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over!  Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick!  Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!

I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers.  It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout!  If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!

 

 

You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!


Design Team Call! May 05, 2017 07:00

Do you love creating with digital cut files? Do you own your own digital cutter and want to share your love of creating with it with others? Do you like FREE cut files every month and inspiring others!?

We could be looking for YOU!

We are looking for scrapbookers, card makers, planners, mixed media experts and more! Please submit three samples of your work with digital cut files (doesn't matter where they are from) along with links to your social media platforms to justnickshop@gmail.com by midnight  May 15, 2017.

We can't wait to see your submissions! New team members will be contacted by May 30, 2017 and will start here on our blog as of July 1, 2017.

Term will be from July 2017 to June 2018.


Making memories with you | Laureen Wagener May 04, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

today I have a fun layout to share using one of my favorite scrapbook collections and a super fun cut file!



One of my favorite collections still is the Fancy Free collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee that came out last year!
Now ever since then Paige's collections include at least one paper that consists of a bunch of squares and different patterns.
For my layout today I decided to use that paper and create a huge title with it!

Paige always creates super cute layouts using one of the papers and forming a title - by cutting a letter out of each square. Missy Whidden also shared a lovely page recently, so I had to create a layout like that.

I wanted to use a cut file I have never used from Just Nick, so I cut my title using the Handcut letters 2 cut file. Such a fun and beautiful font!
Searching pinterest for quotes is always a great idea - that's how I found my title quote

Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do

Now, not all the words would fit onto my page, so I used some white foam letter thickers for a few words.
Because the page was filled with my title I only used a few wood veneers and layered one behind each of my three photos.

 

Now go and grab your favorite Alphabet cut file from Just Nick and create a bold, vibrant title!

Happy crafting,

Laureen

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Cut file used:
Handcut letters 2


Thank you for being a friend May 03, 2017 07:00

Hello, everyone! Donna here sharing my first layout for the month of May.

I created a simple scrapbook page about me and my dear friend. I printed this photo long time ago but just used it for my project today. It was taken at The Kingdom Tower in Riyadh when we went there together with our families.

I've been into subtle colors lately and that's what I did here with the flowers and the butterflies which I think matched perfectly.

I cut the Floral corner cut file into two instead of using it in just one corner

I used a mix of pink, yellow, orange and green watercolor to coordinate with the colors of the papers and embellishments I used. I love the sweet colors in the "Sorbet" kit by Clique Kits.

I used the Delicate butterflies cut file as a stencil. I carefully brushed watercolor to outline the shape of the butterflies. And once dry, I wrote a bit of journaling in the butterflies and added puffy hearts in some of them.

I layered some paper strips, messy thread, scattered colorful sequins and other embellishments.

Cut files used:

Floral corner

and Delicate butterflies

That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page.

Also, don't forget Just Nick is celebrating it's 2nd year anniversary with an awesome sale!

Happy crafting,