14 Days of Giveaways - Day 9 | Laureen Wagener December 9, 2017 07:00

Hi you guys,

it's Laureen with you today on Day 9 of the 14 Days of Giveaway happening here at Just Nick Studios! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

I was super lucky to get to create a project with the beautiful Put up the Lights cut file!
You can get this one today only! Later down in the post there is information on how to get this one for free!

As one part of our seasonly (is that even a word?) we frame a layout that matches the current season and  we didn't have one for our Christmas decor yet.
So what better way to share today's file than using it on a layout in the way I love the most - STITCHED!

I let my Cameo draw the design on a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock and then also cut out all the tiny lightbulbs out of patterned paper from Studio Calico and the Merry & Bright collection.
I then decided that having a full 12x12 background was a little too much and so I cut my strip of paper down to 6x12 inch and began piercing the holes for me to stitch.

Nothing too fancy going on with my stitching - it's just a regular backstitch in white.
After I had stitched the entire outline of the design I adhered the patterned paper in the center to create the lightbulbs.

I wanted to add even more texture and so I used tissue paper and ruffled it up and then adhered my piece of stitching onto foam squares.
Embellishing this page was hard - I didn't want to cover up the beautiful design but also didn't want it to be all naked.

So I just used two mini clusters directly next to my photo and then sprinkled my favorite embellishment all over the page - enamel dots. Don't they look like some sort of christmas candy in this layout?

And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my layout and got some inspiration out of it for your project using the gorgoeus free file for today!

How do you get this file you may wonder? It's easy!

Just enter code: LIGHTSFREE2 at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on 9th December 2017
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Stay tuned for the next free file tomorrow!

Have a great Saturday,
Cut file used:
Put up the lights