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Together is the best place to be - Leslie June 18, 2019 07:00

Hello! It's Leslie on the blog today. 

I used the new Together is the best place to be cut file.

After I uploaded the cut file to my silhouette software I re-positioned some of the words to better suite the position in which I wanted my photo. I cut the cut file out of textured white American Card stock. I also resized it so that it would fill up the full 12x12 page. I backed the cut file with a patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collections. I placed my photo in the nice little niche I created for it and also embellished with Willow Lane scraps, foam sticker, chipboard and ephemera. I also drew faux stitching along the edges of the Together word in the cut file so that it would stand out a little more, this also added some interest and dimension. Lastly I added some Gold Heidi Swapp color shine to bring in soe more gold and add a touch of warmth. 


Here is the final layout... 

I hoped that this inspired you to get out your photos and do some scrapping. It is also easy to modify a cut file to your liking, just like I did here. 


Food art - Johanna Valayer June 17, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for my last blog post here ! First of all I'd like to thanks Nicole for having me, I really enjoyed doing this throughout this year ! 
For my last post I've decided to make a TN layout using the "TN insert 2" cut file.
I only used the left part of the cut file because I knew I'd want to fill some of the circles. 
For the right page of my layout I embellished a little around my photo (Yes, this cake was so yummy hehe.)
I've decided to punch my paper because the pattern remind me the whipped creme which was in the cake ! 
Finally, I've added some gold color shine around the circles and that was done. A very simple layout because it's what I like. 
I hope that you've enjoyed and I tell you bye bye :)


Happy Day | Rachel Lowe June 14, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi all Rachel here! Today I have a summer layout for you using one of the new releases.

I have used the new collection by Pebbles Inc Oh SummerTime.

I cut the Sunshine background cut file in a yellow embossed paper, added foam tape to the three middle rays to create a 3d effect. I chose a great photo of my boys att the beach about to go for a surf.

I made my first embellishment cluster 'framing' my photo, as you can see I added another ball die cut and added with foam tape over the larger die cut one, with the flip flops I added and summer flower die cut with foam tape and also my title Happy Day.

I added a floral bunch to the top left of my photo and finished off adding a super cute parrot and heart on the opposite side.

I used the reef and crab die cuts to create another embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page. To create the effect of a ocean I added sequins.

I love how this turned out, using the Sunshine Shade background and putting my photo over it really made my photo a focal point, it totally says summer! Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you later in the month with my last DT layout for Justnick Studio after a wonderful two years on the team.

Bring on Summer | Mari Clarke June 13, 2019 00:00

Welcome to the blog today, friends!  Summer will officially be here in a week and I am ready!!  We have started our summer traditions already, like heading to Fable Icecream for some homemade delicious treats!  I love the Bring on Summer cutfile; I have paired it with the new Tribal Triangle Background to create this
8 1/2 x 11 layout!
I wanted to show an idea of self-scraplifting, by using another layout where I used cut files but creating a different look with different files. I have explained this more over on my YouTube channel.
I used the Tribal Triangle Background cut file as an overlay over a piece of coral cardstock.  I placed a velum overlay over the cut file. I sewed over the outline of the petals of the flowers.  
I used some patterned paper from One Canoe Two "Saturday Afternoon" to mat my 4x3 photo.  I used some foam adhesive between some layers to add dimension.  I placed the photo in the bottom third and over to the left, allowing for a journaling spot on the right!
I added the Bring on Summer cut file below the photo as my title.  I cut the file four times from black cardstock and patterned paper, then glued the layers together for a dimensional title piece.  I used a scallop punch and patterned paper strip above and under the title.  Then I just added some embellishment clusters, sized the layout down a quarter inch and backed the whole thing with navy cardstock.
There are new cut files in the shop every week; be sure to head over to see what's new!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome summer day!

Fabulous Friends | Erinn Barclay June 12, 2019 07:00

Hi friends! I have a new layout featuring the Blossoms cut file. It is so delicate and beautiful!

This is a picture of me and my best friends at a winery in Santa Barbara, CA. It was one of my favorite days from all of our travels together.

I wanted to have a simple and clean look to the layout, so I cut the file on white paper and also used white paper for the background. I feel like this adds texture and design, but has a subtle look.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day collection. I kept the picture in color because there were some colors that matched the collection.

I used adhesive foam behind a few of the embellishments. I didn't use any behind my picture because I knew I wanted to overlap the title.

I decided to use the cut file horizontally and cut a few extra of the individual blossom to place in some of the open spaces. I bent up some of the edges to give them a little dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the JustNick Studio store to see all of the other wonderful cut files!

Behind You! | Niki Rowland June 11, 2019 07:00

Behind You! Layout by Niki Rowland using Before Time Cut file

Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise. 

I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.

It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.

The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.

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

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

Sweet - Leslie Berner June 7, 2019 07:00

Hello! Welcome to the JustNick blog. It's Leslie on the blog today! 
I used the new Butterfly Circle cut file.
I cut the Butterfly Circle out with my Silhouette using textured white card stock from American Crafts. I had to resize the cut
file to fit flush on a 12x12 piece of card stock. I didn't do anything else with the cut file, I used it as is.
I then decided to use the Sunny Days collection from Crate Paper Maggie Holmes and fussy cut out some of the florals on two of the patterned papers in the collections. I wanted my photo slightly to the right of the center of the Butterfly Circle cut file with the fussy cut florals in adjacent corners of the layout on the outer edges of the circle. I used a lot of the puffy stickers and 6x12 stickers from the same collection to embellish. I also used a lot of elements from my stash, enamel dots, puffy hearts, gold foam hearts and some very light pink puffy stars. I wanted this layout to be very light and airy. I also added some black Heidi Swapp Color shine to the background and the cut file to bring in and balance some of the black in the leaves of the flowers. 
Here are some close-ups...
Here is the final layout...

Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout for you ! 
For this layout I've chose the amazing "TN insert 1" cut file. 
I've chose 2 papers that matched with my picture, a cute pink paper and a beautiful orange one.
I've decided not to embellish too much as the pages were still busy with the cut file. 
On the left I only placed this cute car acrylic piece which matches perfectly to me ! 
On the right, I embellished my photo with some stickers and a piece of washi under the "our story" sticker. 
Finally, I've added some gold touches and a little stamping and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone and happy June!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store.  I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer!  But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.

I used the Blossom Background and Basic Blossoms cut files along with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection to create this pretty layout of my daughter.

Blossom Background

Basic Blossoms

I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!

But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file.  Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.

I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.

I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.

Here are some close ups!

I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick blog today.  Go grab some of the new Blossoms files from the JustNick store and have a great week!


SWEET LIFE | Nathalie DeSousa June 4, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is fitting for the Spring season.   I love combining Mixed Media and cut files to create my pages, and JustNick Studio cut files are always the perfect complement to my colorful messes.  


For this page, i chose to mix a bit of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media (art crayons) with the new Floral Sprig cut file to create the background for the page.  I welded the image three times and cut it from white cardstock  so that they cascade from the corner of the page.




I love the soft look of the white cut out on top of the mixed media background, and really this takes care of a large part of the page.   So i nestled the picture at the end of the cut out and just added a few embellishments from different collections -I went through my stash and pulled embellishments that matched  the colors-.



To create the title of this page, i wanted something really soft, so, i pulled the  Girl Power cut file and welded on of its word to another from the This is Life cut file.   The title was cut three times from white cardstock and once from gold glitter paper.   These were stacked together, so that the gold paper is the top one on the cut out.



I really enjoyed putting this together,  and it was so easy to do with just a few supplies.   There are so many possibilities when you combine mixed media and cutfiles, and there are so many to choose from in the JustNick Studio shop.   


As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.


Celebrate | Monique Liedtke June 3, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique with you today. Last week my son and husband were celebrating their respective birthdays and I decided to scrap some of the photos I took straight away. The "Confetti Wishes" collection from Pink Paislee had just arrived on my doorstep and was still lying on my desk so all I had to do was print the photos and choose one of the many awesome cut files from the JustNick store. As I love to use background cut files I concentrated on those and in the end decided on the "Heart is Full Background" cut file. 

This is the layout I made:

and this is the "Heart is Full Background" cut file I used. Isn't is awesome?!

When I had my Silhouette ready to start cutting this cut file I was in doubt whether to cut it from white cardstock and fill all the hearts separately with patterned paper or cut it from a multi colored paper. I decided on this last option and added two large squares of patterned paper behind the cut file so the background wouldn't be so terribly white. I really love how this turned out. 

Here are a few close-ups: 

I love adding a bit of journaling, but often forget about it. For this layout I remembered to leave a bit of room for my text, which I had already typed and printed beforehand.

There are so many lovely die-cuts in this Pink Paislee collection but I didn't want to cover up the entire cut file and made sure not to add too many. 

Like always I wanted to add a bit of stitching to my page and used my sewing machine to stitch the outer circle of the cut file. 

Although this page has a lot of "pinks" in it for a boys layout I'm very happy with the result. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today! For this cut file or any of the other awesome cut files, please hop over to the JustNick store!

Wishing you a wonderful and creative week!


Stay Unique | Niki Rowland May 31, 2019 07:00

Stay Unique layout by Niki Rowland

Floral and Butterfly Card Set | Rachel Lowe May 30, 2019 10:00

Hi friends, today I have a card set to share! 

I have used two cut files to create these cards.

I have used Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection. My cards are 5x5 inches. I firstly cut a circle and heart into the front of my card. I then cut a 5x5 inch white cardstock strip and added to the back of the front cover, using foam tape to give me some dept to work with which allowed me to fill in the circle and heart with my chosen cut files.

I used a floral paper to cut my flowers and when layering I added foam tape between the layers to add height which meant my flowers were coming up and over the circle. I used three sizes to create my flowers from visual interest. Some centres I added enamel dots and others I used NUVO Jewel drops (white). I finished my card off adding a word sentiment (which is a puffy sticker from the collection) and heart.

 My next card I used the floral paper that I made the flowers from and cut a heart and adhered to the white cardstock strip previously cut. I then used an ombre paper so my butterfly would have light and shade for visual interest.

I cut two of the same size, three different sized butterflies and added a row of machine stitching to the centre which allowed me to bend up the wings for dimension.

I finished this card off with a die cut word sentiment from the collection added with foam tape for height. And there you have it some beautiful cards ready for gifting. I can see myself using this flower and butterfly again and again.

Thanks for stopping by today, hoping you have a wonderful creative week!

Cone of Shame | Erinn Barclay May 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone! Welcome to the blog! I used the Dreamcatcher Background 1 on my newest layout. 

My poor pup, Walter, got a bad infection and had to be hospitalized recently. He has to wear a cone now for a few weeks.

I wanted to use a circular cut file since he is wearing a cone. I chose this one since it has a geometric design and I could back it with different papers. It's one of my favorite techniques as it's a great way to add multiple colors and patterns.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio A Case of the Blahs collection. I decided to use black paper for the cut file since there is a lot of black in this collection. It also helped it to stand out a little more. 

This cut file is perfect for adding embellishments to in the different sections. I used adhesive foam behind the cut file and some of the embellishments to add dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out all the great cut files in the JustNick Store.

THIS DARLING | Nathalie DeSousa May 27, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is probably one of my favorite thus far.  I love cut files, and the latest designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick Studio shop are just beautiful, I had to use a few of them to create this page:



This page is probably the best way to describe me, "Black & White with a hint of rainbow", and  i love it.   To start, I pulled the new Blossoms cut file, and cut it twice from white cardstock.





while the Silhouette cameo worked on cutting the designs, i added a bit of black paint to the background, marking the area where the cut outs will sit.   I set this aside to dry, and went back to working on the cut out.




I used the Basic Blossoms cut file to cut the flower shapes that back the cut out.  I set the machine to cut all the flowers from a paper of the Color Fresh collection from Heidi Swapp, and also vellum.  At the same time, i set the machine to cut the new Butterfly cut file to create three butterflies for my design.




The flowers of the cut out were backed with the patterned paper flowers and vellum -for some of them-, but only the center of the flowers were glued together.  The two cut outs were then glued to the background.  I used some of the extra cut out flowers and vellum to add some dimension to the  page by adding a glue dot in between them.



All that was left to do was add the picture of my baby and some embellishments to frame the picture and bring your eye through the layout.  Of course i added some extra splatters before calling it done.



I hope this inspires you to check the new JustNick Studio cut files.  There are so many new designs available that for sure will help you create that special project.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me!



Dad | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 24, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. Having just celebrated Mother's Day, I've been thinking about the Father's Day coming up. I am fortunate that my husband was good Father for his children. I have a layout to share today that is a play on words and a tribute to him. I used the Outline Alphas digital cut file to create 3 words; Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible. I filled the negative space with pattern papers emphasizing one letter in each word to spell DAD.

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Dad's are Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible! 

Here is the digital cut file I used today...

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

Be mine - Johanna Valayer May 23, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm here today with a new layout. For this layout I've mostly used the Sunny days collection from Maggie Holmes and the "Be mine" cut file.
Firstly, I wanted to make a kind of arty background : For this I used some spray bottles and some distress oxide with the packaging technique. 
Then, I matted my photo with some papers from the collection and I embellished around with some pieces especially with this beautiful acetate flower, isn't it cute ?
I added some shredded washi with a stamp on it, a tag, this cute piece of blue crepe paper and this puffy heart. 
About the cut file, I've just backed the letters, it's how I like using word cut files.
To break the too-much-white background, I shredded two corners of my layout and I backed them with the same paper I've used for the cut file.
I added another piece of acetate on the bottom right corner and a beautiful butterfly on the upper left one.
I obviously added some gold color shine and that's it !
I hope that you've enjoyed xx

Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00

Hello lovelies!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout for our "Words" theme this back part of May.  I'm using a large "love" for my title because May is my anniversary month with my husband.  We've been married 19 years this month!  <3

I was inspired by the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection colors, and I felt that the "love" title would pop using black cardstock and the black would emphasize the soft colors in the collection.  I pulled this "love" from the Lots of Love 1 cut file.

Lots of Love 1

The Henna Heart cut file looks gorgeous in black, too.

Henna Heart

After I backed the flowers of the heart with the same paper, I sprinkled in some Dimensional Paper flower embellishments.

Henna Heart

I cut a frame from the patterned vellum to give the layout that frame for balance, and I sprinkled a few sequins to keep the layout simple.

Definitely consider using black for your large word titles to help your titles stand out!

Cut files used today:

Lots of Love

Henna Heart

So glad you could join me today on the blog!


Fun in the Sun - Leslie Berner May 20, 2019 07:00

Hi! Welcome to the JustNick blog, It's Leslie on the blog today!
Today I am using the "Fun in the Sun" cut file.
I cut out the cut file from plain white card stock and I had to resize it a little. I decided to use the beautiful Kaleidoscope collection form Vicki Boutin. I backed the words "Fun" and "Sun" with a pattern paper from the collection. I placed the cut file smack bang in the middle of the 12x12 paper I used as my background. As you can see, I framed the layout with the same sheet of paper I used to back the cut file with. 
The rest is very straight forward, I layered some of the ephemera on the left hand side of the layout. I also used a very light orange colored mist called Crepe Paper from Sprinklers and splattered some of it on the open white paper to the right of the layout. 
Here are some close-ups...
Here is the final layout...
I hope this inspired you today to use a large title on a layout. It is so easy to then put the layout together as the title does all the hard work for you! JustNick has a bunch of amazing Word Cut Files, go ahead and have a look!


ALWAYS REMEMBER TODAY | Nathalie DeSousa May 17, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout fit for our "word" challenge.  I love large titles, so this theme fits right up my alley, and with so many cut files available in the JustNick Studio store, this was just a dream to put together.


To start this page, i pulled together the Word 3, Love List and Word 2 cut files to create the title of the page, "ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS".   I simply pick a word of each file and weld them together so that they naturally create a space for the picture.






Once the words were welded, they were cut twice from white cardstock and once from a paper from the Pinkfresh Studio's Everyday Musings collection.   The white cut outs were glued together, and then the patterned paper cut out was attached to the white ones with a small offset so that it creates the illusion of dimension.



To add color to the background a bit of liquid watercolor (Pinkfresh Studio) was added so that it covered all the area where the word and picture would sit.  While the background dried, i pulled the new Butterfly cut file to cut a few outlines  and the shapes from white cardstock and patterned paper.





To assemble the page, first the title  was glued to the background, and then using a black fineliner  the outline was traced - this emphasizes the title-.  The butterflies were glued together, and then they were clustered on the layout based on the respective color in the background.



A few stickers and embellishments from the Everyday Musings collection were added around the layout.  A few lines of journal and gold ink splatters completes this page.

I hope this inspires you to check all the word files and other designs in the JustNick shop, the choices are infinite when it comes to mixing and matching designs to create a one-of-a-kind cut out for your project.  




March | Monique Liedtke May 16, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be here again, sharing another layout created with a couple of JustNick's fabulous cut files. For today's layout I used one of the brand new cut files: "Sunflower" and because this week's theme at JustNick is "words" I also chose a word from the "Months Script" cut file. I just had a few of my recent spring photos printed and the new sunflower cut file came in so handy! Here's what I made:

I decided to use an older scrapbook collection from my huge stash and cut the sunflower from one of the multicolored sheets of the Fancy Free collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans and love how it looks! Because the cut sunflower is so colorful, the layout doesn't need a lot of embellishing.

This is the "Sunflower" cut file I used:

Next I selected the word "March" from the "Months Script" cut file and before cutting it I outlined it. I cut the word "March" from a piece of yellow cardstock (Doodlebug) and its outline from a piece of white cardstock (AC). I adhered the yellow word on top of the white outline and voilà, my title! 

 This is the "Months Script" cut file the word "March" came from:

Before adhering the sunflower and the photos on the white cardstock background I colored the cardstock behind the sunflower yellow using a blender brush and a yellow ink pad and added a few drops of color mist.

This is it! A quick and easy layout! Hope you like it! 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to visit the JustNick store to check out the new May cut files or any other cut file!

Happy scrapping!

Mari Clarke | Grateful May 14, 2019 00:00

Hi friends!  It's great to have you at the blog today!  The theme this week at JustNick is "Words" and there are so many great text cut files to choose from in the cut file shop!  I chose to use the Grateful cut file for my project today!
Here is my finished project using the word Grateful from this file. This is an 8 1/2 x 11 layout.
I cut the file from some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.  The size of the file was 7 inches long and 1.25 inches tall.  
I backed the cut file with some patterned paper from Pink Fresh Studio "Out and About".  All of the papers and embellishments I am using today are from that collection, except for the wooden buttons.
I cut the Grateful cut file twice; the second cut is applied over the first with some foam adhesive to give the large title piece some extra dimension.  I have added a little bit of sewing in a few areas for extra texture and interest.
Have an amazing day!

Sunshine & Happiness | Niki Rowland May 13, 2019 07:30

Sunshine & Happiness by Niki Rowland

Follow Your Dreams | Erinn Barclay May 10, 2019 07:00

Hi JustNick friends! I'm here with a new layout featuring the Dream Big and Take me to Paradise cut files.

These are a couple of pictures from my little sister's college graduation last year.

The "Follow Your Dreams" saying from the Dream Big cut file is perfect to document a graduation. I decided to cut the file with white paper and back it with patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques since it's easy and a great way to add different patterns and colors.

I also used the leaves from the Take me to Paradise cut file. They didn't really have anything to do with the pictures, but they matched the collection I used, which has a tropical vibe.


I used the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes collection for this layout.


I wanted to do a little mixed media, so I decided to add some paint splatters in the colors from the collection. I used the Vicki Boutin watercolor set.

I'm really happy with how this turned out and hope it inspires you to create something of your own. Happy crafting! 

Friends - Johanna Valayer May 9, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new scrapbooking layout ! 
I've used this amazing "blossoms" cut file which is all I love.
For this flowery layout I've decided to use a Paige Evans collection obviously ahah !
Firstly, I cut the cut file in this beautiful yellow paper and I added some colors behind each flower using the packaging technique. Then, I glued a sequin on the center of each flower, I love adding sequins on my layout. 
Next, I've placed my photo and I've embellished it all around with some stickers from "Horizon" and from an Amy Tan sticker book. 
Finally I've added some gold color shine and a little stamp and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon.



Hi everyone! It's Monique here sharing another of my layouts created for JustNick. For today's layout I used one of the brand new cut files: "Build A Flower 9" and an older one "All Of Me" and a photo of my daughter standing in a field full of tulips, taken last month. 

We live in The Netherlands and we are so blessed to have flowers everywhere. These tulips grew around the corner of our house. Don't you just love tulips? They make me so happy! Because of all the flowers in the photo I thought this new cut file was just perfect for my page! 

I looked in the JustNick store for a fitting title and found the "All Of Me" cut file. I loved it straight away!

For my layout I used a 6" x 6" paper pad from the Pink Paislee collection "Turn The Page" and some brads and that was all! Here are a few close-ups:

To build the flowers I used some good old fashioned brads. I can't remember when I last used those! It felt real good to use them again. 

Before adhering the flowers and the photo on the white cardstock background I colored it a little bit pink using a blender brush and a pink ink pad and added a few drops of glimmer mist. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to visit the store to check out these cut files or any other cut file! 

Happy scrapping!

Gather Beauty | Majken Pullin May 6, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick papercrafters!  Majken here with you today to a layout with you with some florals.  This time, I've used felt as the backing for my cut files rather than paper.  I matched felt colors with the lovely Carta Bella Flower Market collection.

I started with a 5x7 black and white photo - me with my now 17-year-old daugher (yikes!!) and my bestie with her daughter.  I used the new Spiral Flower Bundle to cut several flowers and leaves.  When I saw this cut file, I knew I had to use it!

Spiral Flower Bundle

You can back cut files with felt very similar to how you do with paper.  Some tips in using felt:

  • Use scissors that are only used with fabric for easy cutting
  • Use fast-drying liquid glue to adhere the felt to cardstock
  • I sewed on my cutfiles after adhering the felt, but if you sew before, then you won't get any bunching on the felt

Here are some close-ups.

I encourage you to mix in fabric or other fun materials when using your cut files...and don't forget to share them with us!

Thanks for joining us here today...enjoy your week!


Daisies and Butterflies | Mari Clarke May 3, 2019 00:00

Hi Friends, welcome to the JustNick blog today!  I have a 12x12 scrapbook layout for you using the Daisy Background file and the Butterfly file.
I love both of these files and wanted to use them for this summer themed layout documenting a memory from my daughter's bridal shower last summer.
I backed the Daisy cut file with some foam adhesive and applied it to some aqua colored Doodlebug textured cardstock.  This makes the file really stand out on the layout.
I backed the butterflies with some Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope patterned paper.  I left the wings of the butterflies unattached, allowing for more dimension. I added some puffy heart stickers to the wings of the butterflies as a little detail.
The two cut files work perfectly together to create a spring or summer layout; I love how these files just make this layout!  
Be sure to check out these and all of the gorgeous cut files in the JustNick shop!


Good Life | Rachel Lowe May 2, 2019 07:00

Hi all Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about colour! I love butterflies and use them in one way or another time and time again. I have used the Butterly Background 2 cut file.

I have used the new Simple Stories collection Vintage Botanicals.

Have you ever looked at a 'busy' or multi coloured paper and thought how do I use that? I used a very busy paper (SS Scatter Kindness 10476) to cut the Butterfly Background 2, as some of the butterflies are not solid and there are varied size butterflies it allows you to use such a paper, and look at the beautiful effect! I added some machine stitching down the centre of some of the butterflies. I chose a white background to provide a stark contrast.

I added my photo (back and white to add more contrast against the butterfly background) by matting it on a bright green paper mat and using foam tape so it 'popped' off my layout. Framing it was a must so your eye was also drawn to my photo and not just the gorgeous colourful butterflies.

I added flower die cuts to each side of my photo, tucking them under the photo mat. I added some more machine stitching to the leaves of the flower die cuts to add definition. I added some pretty little die cut birds with foam tape to create a 3D effect and more importantly so they did not get lost against the butterfly background. I added a small sticker as my title, Good Life, again as my background was so busy and colourful it was about keeping it simple and clean.

Don't be afraid to use busy or colourful papers, they can add a real wow factor to larger cut files, this was out of my comfort zone as I tend to use softer colours and small patterns but I love it.

Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month. Happy creating!

Paris Street Views | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 1, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the fire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I had to look over my photos again from my trip there this past October. I felt inspired to scrap one of my favorite photos of Notre Dame along with other street pics I took as we wandered around. One of my favorite ways to include multiple photos on a layout is by using a filmstrip. In this case I cut the Windowpane Background cut file apart and sized the openings so I could fit a 1.5" x 2" photo in the opening. You can make a collage of small photos and get 6 photos on a 4" x 6" print. Here I have used 5 photos on my layout and it doesn't look busy at all!

I love this Script Font  that I used for part of my title "Paris". I combined it with alpha stickers for interest.

I also love the tags in the Around the World cut file, but I've use them a lot in the past when scrapping my vacation layouts. By replacing the text in the tag with a sentiment from the Circle Sentiment cut file, I achieved a whole new look! Here is how I did it. Right click on your image and select Release Compound Path. Drag unwanted shapes/text away. Group what you want together by selecting all parts within a rectangle and then right click again and chose the Make Compound Path option. Do this with both cut files and then combine the tag with the new text, resizing the text as desired. Think about all the ways you could stretch your cut files to do double duty!! This awesome tag made a very nice frame for my photo.

I backed the negative space on my tag pulling other colors in like the yellow and the red. They are a nice contrast to the blue tag.

I think it would be fun to carry my filmstrip theme over into a two page layout. What do you think?

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Spring Floral Ring - Leslie Berner April 30, 2019 07:00

Hi! It's Leslie on the blog today, welcome!
This week the design team had to make a layout using anything floral from the shop, and I decided to use the beautiful Spring Floral Ring.
I cut the cut file out of plain white card stock and layered in onto a pattern paper from the "Oh my heart" collection form Paige Evans. I then did some fussy cutting and layered the flowers behind the cut file, so that the fussy cut flowers would coincide with the flowers of the cut file. I wanted the layout to look very layered and textured so I did not stick down all the bits and pieces of the flowers and the cut file, I let some pieces fold and curl up. Lastly I added some enamel shapes I have in my stash, I added some of the rub-ons from the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans and I added some fussy cut banners from the same collection.
Here are some close ups...
Here is the final layout...
I hope that this inspired you to use a cut file as the main embellishment of a layout. Using a large cut file like this makes making a layout so easy, it does all the hard work for you!

Sunny Days | Niki Rowland April 29, 2019 07:00

Sunny Days layout by Niki Rowland using the Spring Floral Cluster 3 cut file


Hi friends, it's Monique here with another spring layout using the Broken Butterfly cut file. I adore all those "broken" cut files so when I saw this one I just knew I had to use it! Since I wanted to use a white background (but love my colors) I decided to cut the butterfly from a multicolored paper. Here's what I created:

This is the Broken Butterfly cut file:

I used Crate Paper's "Willow Lane" collection from Maggie Holmes. I think I have all of the collections she designed, I'm such a huge fan. This collection was just perfect for a spring layout featuring my beautiful daughter:

Although I decided to use a white background for my layout in the end I thought it was a bit too white and so I brushed some light pink paint (Gelatos) over it, using a large square foam brush. Next I added lots of paint drops and then also cut off 1.5 cm from two sides and glued the white paper onto a patterned paper, so the background wasn't so white anymore:

After adhering the butterfly to my background, I placed the matted photo in the bottom right corner and embellished it. Next came the cluster in the top left corner (aren't those puffy stickers awesome?!):

And the little cluster in the top right corner:

When I had the three clusters in place I decided to fill all the spaces in the butterfly with little puffy hearts:

When I was finished I really loved the result! After some machine stitching and stamping the date my layout was almost done! The little pink bow was the perfect finishing touch! Hope you like it! 

Don't forget to visit the JustNick store to check out this Broken Butterfly cut file or any other broken or not broken cut files.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy scrapping!

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog / Pinterest

Hugs and Kisses | Majken Pullin April 25, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick creators!  Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating spring with flowers.  Today I'm using some new floral cut files in the JustNick store (along with a couple of others).  The new Build a Flower cut files help you easily create layered flowers - super easy with a 6x6 paper pad.  I'm using the Daffodil Days Card kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for this layout (which includes Echo Park Paper's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad), and it sure is springy!

The first thing I cut out for this layout was several flowers in different patterns.  I arranged all three originally in the top right corner with the photos in the bottom left.  But I decided to cut a corner from a 12x12 sheet of the patterned paper and anchor the photos over it.  I still felt another layer was needed so I cut the Screen Background from the green cardstock from the kit.

Here's some close-ups of the flowers - Build a Flower 1 and Build a Flower 4.  Over the cut centers I put some enamel dots.

And then I finished the layout with a title - Hugs & Kisses.

Hugs & Kisses

I hope you are enjoying your spring so far.  Don't forget to share your floral layouts with us!

Thank you for joining me on the blog today!


Spring Flowers | Mari Clarke April 23, 2019 00:00

Welcome to the blog today, friends! I have a project to share using the lovely Spring Floral Cluster 3 file.
This cut file is just so gorgeous...I had to use it for a wedding layout for the floral theme this week.
I cut the file from some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and then backed it with papers from PinkFresh Studio Joyful Day.  I prepped another piece of Bazzill Marshmallow with gesso and brayered on some Vicki Boutin acrylic paint.
I did some simple matting with my photo and some embellishing using die cuts and stickers.  I finished off with white acrylic paint splatters and a machine sewn border.
As always, the cut file just does all of the work for this project...it is spectacular and I absolutely love how this turned out!  
Here is a link to the process video over on YouTube!
Make sure you hop over to the JustNick shop to check out the beautiful files, including Spring Floral Cluster 3.
Have an amazing day, everyone!

HEY AMAZING YOU | Nathalie DeSousa April 22, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project that fits this week's theme, Flowers.   There are so many new beautiful cut files available in the JustNick Studio shop, so, I picked a few of them to create this fresh flowery page.



I started this page by adding a bit of mixed media to the background using acrylic white paint and Distress inks.  While the background dried, i cut from white cardstock the Henna Heart cut file as well as a few stems using the Stems 2 cut file.

 Once the background dried, the heart cut out was glued to the page. I pulled Pinkfresh Studio's Joyful Day collection to create the flowers using the Build a Flower 3, Build a Flower 4, Build a Flower 6, and Build a Flower 7 cut files.


I ruffled the edges of the flowers using a bone folder and then build them together.  I replace the flowers in the heart cut out with these flowers, and added the  stems behind them so that they create clusters around the page.



A few embellishments from the Joyful Day collection complete the clusters and title in the page.  A few lines of journal and gold ink droplets are the final touches added.



I hope this has inspired you to mix a few of the JustNick Studio designs in your next project.  Nicole has added lots of beautiful designs to the store lately, it is hard to just choose one.

Remember you can always contact me if you have questions on how this came together.



Dream, explore - Johanna Valayer April 19, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new layout ! For this layout I've used the 3 latest collections from Paige Evans and the "spring loaded background".  I love this type of cut file because we can incorporate directly the photo into the cut file !
Firstly I've made my background using the packaging technique as usual ahah and I've made some splatters too. 
Then I've placed my cut file with my photo and I've embellished all around using different embellishments as stickers, rub-on, die cuts, thickers..
Then for my title I used both puffy stickers from Pinkfresh studio and Pink paislee, I love so much these kind of puffy, they are perfect for title. 
Finally I've decided to tear the right side of my layout to add a a strip of paper, the same paper which I've used for the cut file. 
that's all for this layout, I hope you've enjoyed, see you soon xx

Hello Spring | Erinn Barclay April 18, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone! My new spring layout is featuring the Hello Spring and Build a wreath cut files.

This is a picture from last spring when I was out on a walk with friends. We were so happy to see beautiful flowers blooming and had to get a picture with them.

I decided to use white paper for the cut files, so that they would stand out against the purple background paper and all of the other bright colored embellishments. 

The wreath cut file really helped bring the flowers together and connect the layout.

I used the Pink Paislee Whimsical collection by Paige Evans. I added adhesive foam behind the flowers to give them dimension. I added a few enamel dots around the wreath to finish out the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! There are so many great spring and floral cut files in the JustNick store, so make sure to check them all out!

Sweet - Leslie Berner April 17, 2019 07:30

Hello! Thank you for stopping by today! It's Leslie on the blog and I have a layout to share with you using the Build a Flower 3 cut file.
I cut pieces of patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection into 3x3 inch squares and cut out the different layers of the flower with my silhouette. 
I then layered the three sizes of each flower on top of each other and that gave me my flowers. It was really easy to build!
I then used Heidi Swapp Color Shine to create a mixed media background, Mustard, Butter, Hot pink, Seafoam and Ocean.
I also did some fussy cutting. I cut out the frames on one of the patterned papers from the collection and layered the frames behind my photo. I tried to layer color on color. I then went embellishment heavy! I used a lot of the 6x12 sticker sheet and a few chipboard pieces to embellish around my photo. Lastly I slid the blue paper clip onto the top right hand side of the layout, to bring a little balance and blue to that side of the layout. My title is a Bella BLVD acrylic word. 
Here are some close ups..
Here is the final layout....

Road to Happiness | Rachel Lowe April 16, 2019 07:00

Hey friends, Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about Spring and flowers!

I have used the new collection by Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I cut the Floral Spring Ring in a dark coloured paper as I wanted my flowers to contrast.

I used white cardstock measuring 10x10 inches.

Using the release compound path technique I dragged out the petals and then cut. I used an piece of 12x12 paper that had a rainbow of colours which when you are cutting numerous flowers is a perfect way to not have to use many papers.

Once I had filled the flowers within the floral ring I set about creating individual flowers using the Build a Flower 4 cut file. To keep my layout bright and with a spring theme I chose bright coloured papers. I created various sizes and made a total of 12 individual flowers.

Once I had assembled them, I started off with the smaller ones and added these to the centres of the spring ring flowers to create a 3D effect. Once I had done this I then arranged my flowers around an in the ring to create a cascade effect of spring flowers.

I then added my photo and embellished around it. I matted my layout on a bright multi coloured paper, which against the white is a wonderful contrast. 

I love how this turned out and it says happy to me!

Building a flower is a great way to add flowers where you get to choose the sizes, and they really are not time consuming.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Bloom | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 15, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I have a fun Spring mixed media layout to share with you. I am in dire need of warmer weather. We got snow dumped on us again a few days ago... it still hasn't melted either. So I decided to create my own sunshine in my scrapbook room on this layout.

I had a lot of fun creating a rainbow mixed media background to coordinate with the papers I used to back the flowers in the beautiful Spring Floral Cluster 3 digital cut file. Isn't this floral cluster amazing!

For my title, I used the new Bloom digital cut file. It was perfect to coordinate with  my Spring floral cluster.

There is just something about a mixed media background that makes a cut file pop! Here are the digital cut files I used today...

I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!

Spring Colors | Mari Clarke April 12, 2019 00:00

Hi Friends!  Welcome to the JustNick blog today!  I am sharing a fun, spring themed layout today using the new Striped Target Background cut file from the shop!

This is my very bright, floral layout I created using the cut file.

I cut the file at 12x12 using some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.  I set my blade to 9.  I really love how my Cameo cuts the files using the heavier paper.

I backed the cut file with a rainbow colored paper from Vicki Boutin's new Color Kaleidoscope collection.  My idea was to create the impression of a rainbow, but in a creative way using a different shape.

I added some machine stitching through the centers of each section of the cutfile.  I love how these background cutfiles can be used in so many ways!  
Be sure to check out all of the new files for spring in the shop!  Nicole has the most amazing designs!
Thank you for stopping by!

SPRING | Nathalie DeSousa April 11, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today, and  it has been a long and cold winter here in Canada,and Spring is slowly showing up.  So, instead of waiting around for Spring to finally catch up, i decided to pull a few memories from last year's season to create this page using a few of  the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files.



I wanted something really light and airy for this layout, so i started with the Type It Alpha cut file to create the large vertical title.  I welded the letters together, and cut them out of white cardstock.   




To back the title, i chose to use the negative part of the cut out, and vellum for every other letter.   A bit of foam adhesive helps to create the dimension on the letters, and make them stand out.





Once the background was set on the background, i laid the picture in place,and used the new Rolled Flower 1, Rolled Flower 2, and Rolled Flower 3  cut files and papers from the new Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Spring Fling kit to create the flowers for this page.




I used a ball tool to curl the edges of the flowers a bit, and then used a pencil to help me start the rolling process for this flowers, and then took out the pencil and continue rolling them together.  A bit of hot glue at the center of the flower holds the rolled flower together.  I added a matching enamel dot to the center of the flower to hide the hot glue.



 I glued the flowers around the picture and title of this page, but added a few leaves made from the Stems cut file from white cardstock.   A few extra embellishments -all from the SCT Spring Fling kit- complete this page.



I hope this inspires you to jumpstart your Spring documenting.  There are so many new cut files in the JustNick Studio shop that will help you bring a bit of Spring to your projects. 




Count your Rainbows | Niki Rowland April 10, 2019 07:00

Count Your Rainbows layout by Niki Rowland using the Rainbow Bright Cut file

LONDON VISIT | Monique Liedtke April 9, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone, it's Monique here today with another project to share. For today's layout I was looking for a cut file with large letters and after browsing through the JustNick store I found the "Striped Alpha" cut file.

Last year when we were on vacation in the UK, we decided to reserve one of our days for a quick visit to London as my boys had never been there before. We had the day of our lives and so this needed to be scrapped! 

Here's the page I did:

I used Doodlebug Design's Sweet Summer collection and chose the Punch Plaid sheet to cut the letters from. As soon as I placed the letters on the white background it all looked so colorful. I really love this about Doodlebug's products! 

This is the "Striped Alhpa" cut file I used:

I hand cut the photo of my boys posing in front of the Tower Bridge to fit into one of the "O"'s:

All the other letters were decorated using one of more of the Doodlebug die-cuts and stickers:

With a bit of machine stitching and a date stamp my page was finished!

I really love this cut file and know I'll be using it for a few more layouts. Maybe next time I'll weld the letters together.

If you like this page and think you might give it a try too then maybe check the JustNick store to see all the other alpha cut files as well. I think the Marquee Alpha cut file would be perfect for a page like this too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Sweet | Majken Pullin - Cutting Mixed Media (Tip) April 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hello JustNick cut file fans!  Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating the theme of "spring".  I think most of us can agree that when we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming.  Today's project of mine uses the Doodle Floral Circle Background cut file, and it's just lovely and spring-y!

Doodle Floral Circle Background

I created a mixed media sheet to cut the cut file from, using Distress and Distress Oxide Inks as water colors to match the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.

Isn't it fun to create mixed media? I love it! And t's always interesting to finish the mixed media part and work with wobbly paper!  Well, there are two ways I know to help cardstock layered with mixed media to lay flat.  The first is to use Gesso before you start.  Layer Gesso on with a paint brush and let dry.  Proceed with your mixed media. 

The second way, and what I learned from my friend Heather Leopard, is to run your cardstock through a Heidi Swapp Minc machine after it's dry.  This works nicely if you don't have Gesso or want to skip that part. 

Once my cardstock was dry and flat, I ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Doodle Floral Circle Background, similar to how I created this layout.

I love the mixture of outline cuts and solid cuts in this beautiful cut file!  I opted to leave the outline cuts alone for the most part, but I added some Sugar Glitter Paste to the tops of the solid flowers and used it as glue to sprinkle sequins and beads on top!  Take a closer look:

I love the subtle colors layered on top of white cardstock backed by ombre paper.  The paste, sequins, and beads add another layer to help showcase sweet photos of my daughter and our first "baby" Tigger (who we miss terribly).

Here's a close look at the cut file:

Visit the JustNick shop today - Nicole has a whole field (see what I did there?) of floral and spring cut files you can use to create your projects and celebrate spring with us.

Thanks for joining us today...happy spring!


In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet. 

You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.

I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!