Meet our May Guest Designer + freebie time! May 19, 2017 07:00 41 Comments
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:
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:
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: