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