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12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable! 

This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it! 

I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat! 

If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun! 

Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!

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Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


It's a Wonderful Life / Sarah Bargo November 25, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! I have a fun new layout to share with you today using the Snowflakes Background cut file! It is one of my favorite cut files, I just love it! 

I struggle sometimes with large layouts, that's why I love using large cut files, they make 12x12 layouts so simple to make!

Just add a few stickers and embellishments and you're all set! These snowflakes have so many darling little details! 

This is definitely one I'll keep using time and time again :) What is your favorite type of cut file to use?

Thank you so much for stopping by!


All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!

 I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life! 

I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!

I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!

Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you! 

 

 


Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout! 

This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival! 

I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!

I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol! 

I also included some hidden jouraling..

I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.

Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!

 

xoxo Sarah


Wild and free / Efimenko Nastya September 27, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my layout which I created using a new "Wild and free" cut file.

 

I filled title the scrap papers and popped up with 3D foam tape

 

I added some strain and spray.

 

Thank´s so much for looking!

 


Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)

I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!

Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!

Flags just make everything happy :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo

 

 


DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :) 

 As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there! 

Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you! 

Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem  obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)

So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Smile | Kelly Barron August 12, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using this gorgeous new Floral Cluster cut file.

I thought that this sweet photo of my daughter and one of her friends would be perfect to use with this cut file. 

I chose to back the flowers with solid papers and a subtle print for the leaves. 

To add dimension to the cut file, I backed it with craft foam. I love the subtle shadows that it creates on the page. 

One of my tricks when working with cut files is to tuck the photo under part of the cut file. To me it helps to bring the page together and makes it more cohesive. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I thought that my cut file did all of the work for me on this layout. I did however add some machine stitching to the sides of the layout, and added a few iridescent sequins around the page.

Be sure and check out the JustNick shop for this gorgeous cut file and many more that were just added to the shop. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly


Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments. 

For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile. 

 

 

I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.

Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together. 

I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


Nana | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 28, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it.

I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring. I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from my older 6x6 paper pads. 

I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.

I also added some flowers from the Bloom and Stems cut files to create flowers to match the one in Nana's collar.

I just love how this layout turned out!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!


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.


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!


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.


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 | 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. 

 

XO,

 


My Mona Lisa Moment | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 4, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am sharing a travel scrapbook layout with you that I created with four different JustNick Studios digital cut files. This layout is about my recent trip to Paris where we visited the Louvre Museum. Who knew Mona Lisa could draw such crowds!

I combined three cut files to create my title. My favorite Outline Alphas were combined with the "my" from My Heart is Full and the "moment" from Enjoy The Moment to form "My Mona Lisa Moment".

I wanted to use a few travel icons too. I found a geotag and globe in the Around the World cut file. The globe was perfect to layer under my photos to help frame them. 

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


Winter Wonderland | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 22, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today from snowy Minnesota where we are still digging out from our latest snowstorm...  and getting ready for another 4"-8" over the weekend. How fitting that my layout today is a winter one. I really wanted to get this family photo scrapped before spring settled in and we were all sick of winter. (Ok... some of us are already sick of winter!) Check out my layout anyway ...

I used the Snowflake Cluster cut file to ground my photo. The white snowflakes make quite an impact against the dark background.

I wanted to scatter a few more snowflakes onto my page and discovered the Snowflakes 2 cut file has some of the same snowflakes! I cut them out twice, once with white cardstock, then again with vellum. The vellum snowflakes soften my page a bit and I could add a layer of snowflakes over my photo as well.

Along the right side of my layout I arranged a variety of papers and vellum with lots of curvy edges. I wanted you to think blowing snow when you saw it. Here I layered some of the white and vellum snowflakes to create this beauty!

I love how this turned out ... maybe more so because my favorite people are in this photo.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If it's snowing where you live, get outside and snap a few photos! There are plenty of winter cut files in the store that are perfect for documenting them.


Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

Hi scrappy friends! It's Leslie on the blog today. I used the cut file called My Heart

I only use the word "Heart" and copied it unto my page 5 times, staggering them and then welding them together. This is what it looked like in my software.I used plain white smooth card stock. 

 

 

I decided I wanted to do some backing. and backed three of the "Heart" words with patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I backed the first, third and fifth word. 

The rest went pretty quickly, I fussy cut one of the big floral clusters from one of the other patterned papers from the collections and nestled my photo between the cut file and the floral cluster.

Next, I scattered some of the enamel shapes around the layout and added some small chipboard pieces that fit into the little open spaces. Lastly I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine in the top right hand corner and added a roughly drawn border around the edge of the layout. 

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

If you are interested in watching the Process Video for this layout here is a link to my channel, Leslie Berner.

 

Enjoy!


My Heart is Full | Niki Rowland January 21, 2019 07:00

My Heart is Full Layout by Niki Rowland

Berlin's The Kiss | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 17, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the Holidays, I tried to do some de-stashing in my craft room and got distracted when I found what was left of my Simple Stories Urban Traveler collection. It was just what I needed for scrapping my Berlin photos, so I figured if I scrapped a layout, I would have less stash to go through. Makes perfect sense, right. Scrapping is way more fun than de-stashing anyway. Here is what I came up with ....

I wanted to create a more grungy background, so I cut the Missing Mesh Background and used it as a stencil with some distress ink. Inking the edges of my pattern papers also gave my layout a more grungy appearance.

To frame my photo and computer journaling I altered the Noted File Folder. I wanted it to be longer. This was easy to do. First I duplicated the folder. Then I just moved it below the first one and welded it together.

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!


Nurture | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 8, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with my first layout of 2019! This week we are focusing on layouts about ourselves, or about our 2019 goals. Well lucky for you, my niece took some family photos for us just before Christmas because my selfie skills are severely lacking. I had to crop my hubby out of this photo so it was just me,lol.

I don't do One Little Word, but I like to see the words other people pick and why. It gets me thinking about what I should try to improve upon in the upcoming year. I chose NURTURE. When you nurture something, it thrives. I spend a lot of time taking care of the people around me that sometimes I don't take care of me. My exercise gets overlooked if I need to find some extra minutes in my day. I am sure many of you can commiserate. But I also want to nurture my relationships. It's important to spend quality time not only with my husband, but my aging parents as well (especially my Dad with dementia). So here is my layout that I created with the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and awesome digital cut files from JustNick Studios.

I love to create texture and interest on my backgrounds using a white pattern on a white background. It's subtle,not too overpowering. I used the Tin Tile Background  on here. It's a beautiful backdrop for my title created with the Outline Alphas.

This Stem digital cut file is one I use over and over again. I love how delicate it is and it's perfect for layering in your embellishment clusters like I did here.

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

Do you have a word for 2019 that you've chosen? I would love to hear what it is. Thanks so much for stopping by today. 


Joy Joy Joy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of the things I love about Christmas most now that my kids are adults are their homecomings around the holidays... and not just Christmas. Homecomings can occur any time during the year and I think they are always joyous occasions! So I thought I would scrap one of those homecomings using the Joyful title to show you it can be used all year around.

I cut the Joyful title out twice to make my title more interesting. I trimmed out the pieces I wanted by hand and layered them in some cases using pop dots to add dimension.

I also used pieces of the Star Background 2. I hate throwing scraps of paper away. When you cut out this digital cut file, you could use both the positive and the negative pieces! Because the Joyful title had stars, I dug out these stars I had cut previously. The color was a good match with the pattern paper. You can't go wrong with stars ... they are perfect for guy layouts when you don't want to use flowers.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you capture some joyous moments this holiday season! Happy Holidays!


12 Days of Giveaways Day 9 | It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas | Niki Rowland December 9, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Niki is back with Day 9 of the 12 Days of Giveaways

Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 8, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
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Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?


SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE | Nathalie DeSousa October 30, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Happy Halloween everyone!   Oh, how i miss the day my kids would dress up for the day, all the preparations, the make up and all the candy afterwards (well, there is still candy!!);  now that theya are teenagers all I am left with are sweet memories of Halloween's past.  So, i pulled a few pictures from a couple years ago to create this page using some of the new JustNick Studio cut files. 

 

JustNick Studio_SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE_Nathalie DeSousa


There are so many cut files to chose from, and it was so hard to pick one, that i decided to mix four cut files in one page.

 

 

 

I combined one of the Basic Heart cut file  images with the Spiderweb 2 background and Web cut files to create the cut out for this page.  I chose to cut it from black cardstock, so that it would stand out from the mixed media background (created with Jane Davenports Mermaid Markers).

 

 

Before setting the cut out on the page, a bit of white acrylic paint was rubbed on the cardstock, this gives the cut out that worn/antique look you see in the layout.

 

 

The pictures were sized so that they fit in between the two spiderwebs inside the heart, and then i used stickers and embellishments from a few Halloween collections (Simple Vintage Halloween from Simple Stories,  Pink Paislee's Spellcast and Pebbles' Midnight Haunting) to add some small details aroun the page.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, I chose the new Happy Halloween cut file to create the "SPOOKTACULAR" part of the title.  It was cut from black cardstock and then treated to a white acrylic paint wash.

 

 

Now it is time to go and set all the candy in bowls for us to share (well a bit of it, at least!).  Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used here and all other beautiful designs.  You can always contact me if you have questions on how this all came together!

Have a safe and  Happy Halloween!!

 


Pumpkin Carving | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 22, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Halloween inspiration for you. Do you have your pumpkins ready to carve? My son Trenton takes pumpkin carving very seriously. Last year I helped him create a stencil of the clown from the movie It using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but above the clown are the words You'll Float Too. This pumpkin was so popular last Halloween my Trick or Treaters (and their parents) were taking photos of it. I can't wait to see what he is planning to carve this year. I used the new Web digital cut file to add some creepiness to a corner. I love that big black spider hanging down.

For my title, I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed the letters with different pattern papers.

Here is a close up of that clown all lit up ...  Be sure to check out the eyes. Awesome, Right?

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

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


FriYAY | Niki Rowland October 19, 2018 07:00

FriYAY layout by Niki Rowland

Home Sweet Home | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 5, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Before the first frost here in Minnesota, I wanted to get a photo of my hubby and I on our front step. I like to fill my front step with pots of flowers and ferns. It make me happy to see the plants when I come home. I decided to scrap that photo using the Home Sweet Home digital cut file.

Home Sweet Home made for the perfect title. I layered some gold over the top to create some added interest.

I knew I wanted to include some florals behind my photo and decided on Floral Swag 3. I filled the flowers with a variety of pink pattern papers.

 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...

I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...

I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.

I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.


Shape of You | Niki Rowland August 9, 2018 07:00

Hiya! Niki here today with this layout which documents a recent night out with my hubby at an Ed Sheeran concert. I cut those circles using the Funky Piecharts cut file in the store, out of a brightly coloured patterned paper by Shimelle Box of Crayons. I was careful to cut only in the middle of the paper so I could preserve the edge to use as a border for my layout.
I cut six of the piecharts and arranged them onto a white background. I added my three photos on top and it was at this point I added my title - I used Thickers and wrote out the name of the most popular Ed Sheeran song. This worked perfectly given the shapes on the layout and that the photos feature me and my husband.
I added lots of stars (for star quality) and lots of shapes - arrows, triangles, hearts, more stars, circles etc There are so many tiny details on this layout!
I added my journaling, around the edge of one of the Funky Piecharts too.
The layout turned out really well and I love the result - I hope you've enjoyed joining me today. Happy scrapping xx

Fly High / Leslie Berner August 6, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Wild At Heart | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 1, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of my favorite destinations for a summer road trip is Grand Marais Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. The lake is so big it almost like seeing the ocean. It was a foggy rainy day when we were there, but that just added to it's mystic. When scrapping this favorite photo from the day, I wanted a way to convey the greatness of all that water ... Lake Superior is after all the largest of the Great Lakes. I think the Wave Background digital cut file does it justice!

I still wanted a skyline on my layout so that I could also convey what a cloudy day it was, so I erased the top portion of the background. That left room for me to include some clouds from the Sunny Days digital cut file.

I carefully added some machine stitching to emphasize the waves on the background. I love the effect.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.


By the Sea | Niki Rowland July 23, 2018 07:00

Hey there Just Nick fans, Niki back with you today and today I've used the 'By the Sea' cut file from the store to document my daughter's trip to the sea with her school friends. I love this picture of them with their dresses all tucked into their underwear, soooo cute (I wonder what age you need to stop doing that?)
I've used the sun, shells and 'by the sea' words from the By the Sea cut file. I arranged the different elements onto a white background and sent it to cut. Rather than the individual pieces I wanted to use the whole sheet as a background.
Once cut I backfilled the sun with yellow paper, the shells with a few different papers and the 'by the sea' words with blue paper. I trimmed down the background and mounted it onto a paper that reminded me of the sea.
Once backfilled, I then stuck back in place all the little bits from the letters and the sand dollar shell - this is a great little tip to keep the cut files looking how they were intended to look.
I then added my photo on the left side along with loads of embellishments which I love to pile on. I added lots of little details along the bottom too where the words and shells are.
I then added these acrylic words by a UK company called Bramblefox as they were TOTALLY perfect for this layout. I don't have many sea photos so just had to get these used here.
I balanced out the large photo cluster on the left with a smaller embellishment cluster on the right. I've mostly used one of last year's collections for this layout (Carousel by Maggie Holmes) so it feels great to use up some older stash too.
Thank you so much for joining me today with this very summery layout, happy scrapping xx

Something Beautiful | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. It's finally summer in Minnesota and my family was able to get away for a few days in early July and head to the north shore of Lake Superior. I snapped these photos of my daughter as we were hiking to one of the beautiful waterfalls there along the Superior Trail. I wanted to use a digital cut file that would help convey the great outdoors. The Arrowhead Background digital cut file was perfect. 

I wanted the pattern to be subtle, so I erased some of the arrows. This is an easy cut file to alter. After cutting, I used some plastic packaging and diluted spray mist to add a little color. Then I backed only some of the arrows with pattern papers, choosing to leave the rest backed with just white cardstock. Some machine stitching adds some texture.

I created embellishment clusters starting out with the Blossom Blooms cut from white cardstock for a base. I love how they soften everything and anchor my photos.

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your summer has been filled with wonderful adventure too. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 3, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me ....  I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.

For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted.  I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.

This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...

But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...

Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...

You might be able to read my journaling here...

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

Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great week!


Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook! 

     I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project. 

I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring! 

 


City Market | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Do you like to try new trends? Mandalas and doily patterns are really hip right now. I wanted to show you how you can use these on a layout with dramatic results.

I used the Dainty Doily digital cut file to make an eye-catching background for my title. In addition, the doily pattern duplicates the shapes and textures of the sweetgrass baskets in the foreground photo.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00



Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file! 

I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection! 

Then for some embossing! I stamped some additional florals and leaves into my frames and embossed with gold glittery powder! I also embossed the "love you" and "thankful for you" sentiments and I love how this turned out! 
I fussy cut and added some additional flowers, butterflies, and adorable coffee and tea cups around my floral frame and stuck in a picture of my mom and I now, and when I was little. I created a kind of bottom and top border by using the branding strips of the 6x6 pad and then adding multiple word sentiment stickers. 
Thank you for stopping by! Stop by the shop to pick out your own floral cut files and create something for your mom this coming mother's day! 

2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I.  The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's.  Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space!  I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires.  Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments.  I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


On The Hunt | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. With Winter hanging on here in Minnesota and 2 feet of snow on the ground I was desperately needing some sunshine ... even if it was just on my layout. I decided to scrap some older photos of my daughter hunting for Easter eggs on a beautiful Easter morning. Spring = sunshine + flowers. I think I have everything covered on this layout.

I love using a digital cut file as a stencil and decided to use the Let It Shine Background to create my sun. Some machine stitching added some texture and definition to the sun's rays.

I used some soft pastel pattern papers to back the Scribble Floral Background. What an abundance of beautiful Spring flowers!

I love these pics! My Naomi was so adorable in her Easter dress and bonnet.

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


If you are interested in watching my YouTube Process video here it is...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I sure do hope Spring arrives here soon. Have a great weekend!


Baby Violet | Michelle Whorwood | Peacock Feathers Background April 16, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring the very cool Peacock Feathers Background file! 

I had lots of fun creating this one.  I first cut the cut file out on some pale teal cardstock and adhered it to the dark charcoal cardstock and stitched it in down.  I love how the teal pops on the dark cardstock background.   Stitching the cut file is also a really great technique for adding interest and texture but also as an adhesive to stick down the file to your page.  I then bordered this whole piece onto some pale coral patterned paper.   

I then started to build my page on top of the cut file.  I love how using background cut files adds lots of fun to your page so I wanted to keep the embellishments clustered around my photo so you can see the beautiful file - it is almost like a wall paper to your page.

Here are some close ups:

The cut file is brand new in store so check it out!!Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful pages with the Just Nick background cut files.  

Take care

Michelle