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Beach Babe | Majken Pullin July 8, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends...Majken (@chocoscrapaholic) here today to extend our Summer Fun themed projects with you! This one is especially fun because I decided to scrapbook from a past summer vacation. Take a look.
The Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection is so fun, and I cannot get enough of the rainbow ombre background. This time, I used it to back the new Beach Babe cut file (link coming soon!). And then I decided to stitch around each letter to help give the cut file some texture.
Next, I spritzed some Close To My Heart ink (Pacifica and Outdoor Denim) with a bit of water to create drops on my background.
While that dried, I realized I wanted a bottom border to help anchor and balance the title. I found the Wave Border 2 cut file and decided to cut two borders for dimension. I used one border as-is, and then I created a second border by moving the border over and inserting one to weld with it. My second one went off-screen, so I used the knife to trim the edges (you can use the eraser too if you don't have Silhouette Studio Design Edition).
I cut one out in a Faded Jeans Distressed Tim Holtz/Ranger/Coordinations textured cardstock and the other in Close To My Heart Twilight cardstock. I used 3D foam adhesive to pop up the Twilight cardstock.
I tucked my photo behind the top of the title, and then added some chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.
This layout was so much fun to make! Here are the two cut files used.
What cut file will you use for your next summer fun layout?
Thanks for joining us today!
Soak up the sun | Anna Blades July 7, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hello crafty friends!
Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. Anna here today with you with this summery layout featuring one of the newest cut files that you can find in the shop.
For today's page, I've chosen the Soak up the Sun cut file. I love this big title and its font, with this half sun on the side.
I cut it from white cardstock and I wanted to raise it, so I cut it from yellow foam too. That gives a very special look to the cut file making a yellow shadow.
I only backed the letters because I wanted to see the cool pink-yellow gradient peeking through the sun rays. It seems like the sun was shining. Don't you think?
I placed my picture in the center of this half sun because it seemed to be the perfect spot for it.
I used the Summer lights collection from Crate Paper, one of the most beautiful beach themed collections ever. I love all the bright colors and all the pretty embellishments with iridescent foil.
Finally, I scattered some sequins all over the page, simulating drops of water.
And that's it! I love how it turned out and I hope it gives you some inspiration for your summer pages. And remember that you can find new cut files every week in the shop.
Take care and see you soon!!
Shine | Anna Blades June 24, 2020 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
Anna here with you today with this simple and beautiful layout. I love butterflies and this cut file is just amazing. It's called Butterfly Background 2 and it was perfect for the "Unforgettable" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
I cut it from white cardstock because I wanted it to stand out from the background. I also raised it with foam dots to give more dimension.
For the background, I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin. With different shades of pink and aqua, I made brushstrokes with a wide brush, because I was looking for this effect at the end of the strokes.
I painted only the part of the page that was covered by the cut file, leaving the edges white. So this way, the background and the cut file merge.
I placed some butterflies die cuts "tone on tone", and my picture in the lower right corner a little crooked.
Some butterflies from the cut file are just the silhouette, so I used one of them to stack a little cluster on top of it.
I hope you like this layout! As you can see, you can create an amazing background in a few minutes just with some watercolors and a cut file!
Don't forget to check all the beautiful background cut files in the shop.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!
ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !
I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.
I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.
I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page.
I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !
Lovely Bird | Majken Pullin June 4, 2020 07:00
I kept the layout simple by building a base to my layout using the Spring Birdhouse cut file that I cut out using white textured cardstock. I backed the file using different papers from the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection.
I added several flowers using the ephemera and stickers from the collection to add layers, and I tucked in several stems from Stems 4.
They add a lovely subtle base to the flowers, especially when paired with the stems from the collection! I left the bow at the top of the birdhouse simple, but you could also cut out the bow in a different color paper to add more dimension.
I added some additional stickers and enamel dots for more pops of color to complement the backed flowers of the cut file. I need to go back and add a small bit of journaling to capture the date.
Here are the cut files I used on my layout today:
I hope you have a sweet day filled with lovely bird songs!
Today/ Nastya Efimenko May 20, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hello craft friends, today here is Nastya and my new layout using three cut files.
One of the files is Delicate Floral stunning flowers
I used a cut file for the title Here and Now
I also used two butterflies from the cut file Basic Butterflies Outline
Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.
Sunshine/ Nastya Efimenko May 8, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone! It`s Nastya with new layout .
I used cut file - Basic Butterflies Outline
Some butterflies I filled the scrap papers and added chipbord title and cut out flowers.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Kindness Everyday | Majken Pullin May 5, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Majken here with you today. I hope everyone is taking a big, deep cleansing breath as we head into a new month. Is it just me, or did April feel like it was 897 days long? Well, in any case, it's a nice time to celebrate the small things -- like when siblings are kind to one another. My daughter and son do get along for the most part, but when you can see the love, those are golden times. <3 I'm so glad I was able to capture a spontaneous moment of their love on camera a few years ago. Let's take a peek!
For my layout, I first found my two photos and muted the photo color saturation so the bright colors in the background wouldn't be too bold and overpower (but not so much to make them fully black and white) before printing them. I pulled out the Pebbles This is Family collection.
I spritzed some Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distressed Oxide ink and water onto my white textured cardstock. While I let that dry, I cut the Kindness Everyday cut file out on one of the floral patterned papers from the collection using my Cameo 4.
I also matted my photos using patterned papers and black textured cardstock.
I love a bold title on a scrapbook layout! I cut nine rectangles out and adhered them to the edges of my 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" white cardstock background, adhered that to a 12x12 black cardstock, and then sewed around the edge of the white and over the pink rectangles.
Some ephemera and enamel dots finished the layout!
This was a fun layout to pull together, and I hope you are inspired to create using cut files and pretty paper!
Here is the cut file used on today's project:
We appreciate you stopping by the blog today! Stay safe, be crafty.
Fly | Vicki Parker May 1, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout which I hope you will find inspiring in some way!
I used an older cut file called Up in the Air, which you can find in store here:
I started by cutting just the top left balloon three times - one big and the other two smaller. I used one of the Paige Evans Bloom Street papers to back all three balloons and then added a little bit of subtle watercolour to each to add a slightly more 'grungy' feel. I also put a very light blue wash over the background cardstock so that it gave the impression of sky.
I also painted the baskets of the balloons in coordinating colours rather than leave them white.
I layered up my photo with some pocket life cards and then used some Bloom Street florals to embellish, together with a PinkFresh layered sticker and some Bramble Fox clouds.
Finally, I added by title using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Thickers which I adore and will be sad to run out of! And that's it! I do hope you like it - thank you so much for looking. See you next time!
Rainbow Baby | Majken Pullin April 23, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. I'm sharing some rainbow inspiration today using Chasing Rainbows and the Sketch Block Alpha. I decided my rainbow was going to follow the color pattern you see in a secondary rainbow where the colors are reversed from the standard ROYGBIV you see in a primary rainbow. I used Pink Paislee's Bloom Street by Paige Evans (with some help on orange from Horizon).
I cut out "rainbows" and the rainbow outline from the Chasing Rainbow and "BABY" from the Sketch Block Alpha cut files first using white textured cardstock. I decided on the papers for the inside of the rainbow bands and cut each out using my Cameo. (To do this, release the compound path of the rainbow, remove the outside edges, and create an offset for each band to make them slightly larger to glue behind the rainbow outline. You could also cut each without offsetting to fit them inside the rainbow like a puzzle if you prefer.)
A second look at a different angle. You can see I scattered some matching enamel dots inside the rainbow bands for some additional texture. I popped up some ephemera flowers using 3D foam adhesive to add even more dimension!
For the title, I left "BABY" unbacked because I wanted the pretty watercolor background to peek through. I trimmed some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up too. I snipped the "s" off the end of "rainbows" to modify the word for how I used it.
I layered my photo with different papers and added journaling and other ephemera to finish my layout.
I hope you are inspired to create your own rainbow! Here are the cut files I used on today's layout.
Show us your work using your favorite JustNick Studio cut files on Instagram...tag us!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello sweet | Anna Blades April 21, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
Anna here today sharing this summer-themed project. This new Floral Butterfly cut file that Nicole designed is absolutely gorgeous. These flowers remind me of this picture of my oldest daughter, from our last summer holiday. Now that we have been cooped up at home for 5 weeks, I miss those days so much.
For my background I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin with the packaging technique. I went for the same palette as my flowers.
After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers with patterned papers and the butterfly's wing with vellum, so you can see a little bit of the background through it. Then I popped it up with foam squares.
I placed the photo on top of the wing, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful flowers. The Hawaiian flowers from the "Maui" collection by Mintopía Studio were the perfect complement for it. I also glued some more flowers in the bottom left corner and in the upper right corner.
I put two strips of ripped paper at the top and bottom of the page in coordinating colors.
My title was built with puffy words from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I scattered some sequins across my layout to make it a little more shinier.
I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too!!
Stay safe and see you soon!
Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54
Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!
I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there!
I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with!
I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K!
Which letters will you use?!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Spring Girl - Create a Custom Title | Majken Pullin April 7, 2020 07:00
Hello cut file friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope you are staying healthy and calm during these uncertain times. I am so thankful for papercrafting during this global stress. I especially like immersing myself in all the pretty papers and colors of spring, and today's layout is no exception. Let's take a peek!
Last fall I created a layout with the Autumn Windowpanes, so when I saw the new Spring Windowframe cut file (link coming soon!), I knew I would use it right away. So I sized it to about 10" x 10" and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo. JustNick Studio cut files can be used on just about any electronic cutting machine too.
I took another sheet of white textured cardstock and opened my Prima Tropicals watercolors to make droplets of color on the background. While that dried, I backed most of the flowers in the Windowframe cut file with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray papers - such vibrant and pretty colors!
I layered the photo of my daughter using several patterned papers, and then adhered the Spring Windowframe to my background, then added my layered photo on top. I used chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to frame the bottom right corner of my layout as well as sprinkled some more around the windowframe.
For my title, I combined two cut files to create a banner. It's easy to mix and match a font with another cut file to create a custom title! First, pull your background shape for as many letters as you need - I used the pennant banner from Banner Essentials. Then choose your alpha cut file (I used Type It Font Alpha) and copy the letters into the file. I changed the color of the alphas from black to yellow so I could see exactly where I wanted them. Next, choose each banner and letter together, right click, and choose "Make Compound Path". You can do this technique with an infinite number of cut files and alphas for custom titles!
Once I cut the banner, I backed them with white cardstock. I pulled "girl" from the Girl Flower cut file, cut it from white textured cardstock, and adhered it to the banner.
Here are the cut files I used for today's layout.
I hope this spring-y layout inspires you to create today, and to create your own custom titles!
Have a good and calm week.
Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04
Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file!
One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :)
Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!
One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!
I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy!
If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo
Thanks so much for stopping by!
"Spring" using Spring Outline Alpha & Stems | Majken Pullin March 25, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone! Majken here with you today continuing our "Spring" themed week. It's a good time to be distracted with flowers and beauty - don't you think? Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog. Take a look at my layout.
I used the new Spring Outline Alpha set to put together the word "Spring" in Silhouette Studio and enlarged it to stretch across the 12 inch paper. I used that as my title along the left side of my layout after I backed it with pretty papers from Paige Evan's Pink Paislee Bloom Street collection and popped up with 3D foam adhesive.
For this layout, I captured my daughter and niece on Easter from many years ago - the photos just make me smile! Before I put the photo area on the page, I sprinkled some Prima Tropicals watercolors on the background. They work so nicely with the pretty dots on the butterfly, which I couldn't resist using!
I put the photos on a patterned paper mat and started tucking different sizes of the Stems cut file with some ephemera.
Here are the cut files used in today's project:
I hope you take some time this spring to create something pretty with JustNick Studio's fabulous new Spring cut files!
Thank you for taking time to visit the blog today. Be well!
Sweet Kitty | Majken Pullin March 21, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends...happy Saturday! Majken here...thanks for joining me today. We are so close to spring, and today I've created a layout using the new Floral Umbrella cut file - it's so beautiful, I had to cut it as soon as I got it! Here is my layout:
I cut out the cut file using white textured American Crafts cardstock and started backing it with patterned papers from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection. I backed the umbrella with the blue paper with the pink pattern, and then I started backing each of the flowers with different colors.
I tested the backed Floral Umbrella on different papers, including white cardstock, but ultimately I tried a dark blue textured cardstock and the colors just popped! So I trimmed it down slightly and backed the blue cardstock background with the rainbow stripe paper.
Our sweet kitty Oreo sleeping was the perfect photo to put among the pretty flowers. After layering some ephemera and stickers around the photo and layout, I used some buttons for flower centers, alpha stickers for the title, and scattered some clear enamel dots around to look like water drops.
Here is the lovely new cut file I used:
Go grab this and many new and pretty cut files in the JustNick shop!
Have a great day.
Chasing rainbows | Anna Blades March 20, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
How are you doing? I hope you are all safe. In these weird days we need hope. But spring is going to come anyway, so we have to think that everything is gonna be ok.
My layout for today is full of shine and colors to bring you some happiness.
I used the pretty Chasing rainbows cut file. I cut both rainbow and title from white cardstock.
Instead of backing the rainbow with patterned paper, I did it with vellum and I glued all the sequins on top.
For my title I use the cut file as a guide and hand stitched it with yellow thread.
And every rainbow needs clouds, so I cut a few ones with the Up in the clouds cut file
I also hand sititched the clouds to make them fluffier.
I made the background with Lindy's magicals. I also used some die cut flowers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection.
And that's all folks! I hope you like it!
Than you so much for stopping by today!
See you soon!
Summertime Loving | Claudia van Rooijen March 13, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection (can you tell I'm really trying to finish documenting my last vacation in time for my next one in June?) and the new Floral Doily cut file from the store.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to use white cardstock or patterned paper for this cut file but ended up using the blue pattern from the collection to cut it with.
Then I pulled out the 12x12 paper pad and see which paper I wanted to use as the background. I picked the paper with the navy dots since it was the most subtle one.
I thought it would be nice to be able to add some dimension behind the cut file so I grabbed a piece of white paper and traced the outline of the cutfile so I could mount it and put some foam tape behind the whole thing.
The paper flower was a great way to add both dimension and texture to the layout.
My goal was to create a layout with a summer vibe and I think I did okay in accomplishing that.
Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day.
Happiness/ Nastya Efimenko March 5, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.
Today I want to share with you my new layout about a summer day.
I used an amazing cut file - Floral Umbrella.
I drew a rainbow in watercolor in the background.
Umbrella and flowers I filled the patterned paper. I added some butterflies and splashes and my layout is ready.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!
Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere.
That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:
I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:
You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!
To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use.
I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background.
I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension.
I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file.
For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.
I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!
See you soon!
REMEMBER TODAY | Nathalie DeSousa February 24, 2020 07:00
Hi there friends!
Nathalie with you today sharing a new project filled with bright and happy memories. I am so hoping for Spring to arrive, so, i am making my own Spring on my pages with this colorful page filled with flowers and cut files from the JustNick Studio shop.
As soon as i saw the new OPEN FLORAL BACKGROUND, the idea of creating a panel for my layout formed in my mind. So, i shrunk the design to be 6x6, then used the Silhouette software to weld two of the backgrounds together to create the panel die cut for the page.
While the background was cutting, i added a bit of white paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide on a sheet of turquoise cardstock. In addition, i used the time to fussy cut a few floral images from the Dear Lizzy's She is Magic collection.
To assemble the page, i first glued the panel onto the background. The picture was then placed on the page surrounded by all the fussy cut florals. I cut the word always 4 times from white cardstock using the LOVE YOU ETERNAL cut file. The die cuts were stacked together as to form a dimensional die cut and this was glued onto the cluster of florals at the bottom of the picture.
To create the title, i cut the word Remember from the REMEMBER FLORAL cut file twice from white cardstock. Then stacked the die cuts together and finished by adding a light coat of shimmer watercolor on top. The word along with some alphas complete my page.
Just love how quick and easily this page came together. The soft panel die cut is the perfect background for this memory of my niece. Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio shop to check the cut files used here and all the new designs available.
'Til next time!
Smile / Nastya Efimenko February 20, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout.
I used the cut file - Infinity Hearts Frames
Background I painted with watercolors. I chose a different color for each frame.
I also added a stickers and chipboard title.
Thank´s so much for looking!
This is us | Anna Blades February 7, 2020 07:00
This is Anna, welcome back to the Justnick blog!
Today I want to share with you a different way of using our cut files. This Christmas my in-laws gave me the Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers and I'm so happy. I've been playing with it and it's amazing!
So this time, I didn't cut my file, I just foiled it!
For this page I used the new and beautiful "Floral Heart" cut file. It's so pretty. I'm gonna use it again for sure!
I did it on a wood grain textured card-stock, but I think you can get better results on a smooth one. And also, I want to learn some techniques to fill up the designs. With this new tool, the sky is the limit.
It's quite difficult to photograph the foil, but here you can see some close ups:
I think foil gives the page a very soft and elegant look with this pretty floral design.
I used the "Honey & Spice" collection from Heidi Swapp because I think it goes so well with those flowers.
I hope you like it and I encourage you to try it, you'll have so much fun!!
Remember to check out the store for the new cut files!!
See you soon!
My heart / Nastya Efimenko February 6, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a few cut files.
Background I painted with watercolors and added the beautiful cut file - Doodle Floral Heart
Some of the flowers I filled the scrap paper and I added one flower - Build a flower 6
I also used cut file- Script Alpha 2
Thank´s so much for looking!
Cherish | Majken Pullin February 1, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends, and welcome to February! Majken here today to kick off Love and Hearts theme week. I'm sharing a layout today of me with my infant daughter because this month, she turns 18 (gasp!!), and I wanted to document more of my time with her when she was little.
After I cut out the Floral Heart Background cut file with white cardstock, I cut out the inside of the heart by releasing the compound path and ungrouping the pieces to remove the bits I didn't want to cut, and then I created a thin offset of just the inside of the heart. I did the same thing with the flower and leaves.
Here is what this looks like in Silhouette Studio:
Next, I backed the open parts of the heart flowers and leaves using Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words. It's so soft and pretty, and that little bunny ephemera was perfect - it's hard to see, but my daughter was wearing a bunny and carrots onesie. :)
I used 3D foam adhesive to give dimension to the Floral Heart Background cut file. I also spattered some Distress Oxide inks over my background for some texture (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Spun Sugar).
I used ephemera, stickers, a tassel, and sequins to finish the layout.
Isn't this cut file just gorgeous?!?
I hope you get some time to document love for someone special this week! We'd love for you to share your projects with us on Instagram - tag us with #justnickstudio so we can see what you create!
Happy Place/ Nastya Efimenko January 27, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko and my new layout, about my happy place, where I like to go.This is the Baltic sea.
I used the cut file - This is my happy place
I filled out a few letters scrapbooking paper and tracing paper.
I put the Baltic sea in the pin
Thank´s so much for looking!
Wonderful | Majken Pullin January 23, 2020 07:00
Hello hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope your January is shaping up to be a good one. Today I'm sharing a layout using two fun cut files and rich, bold colors.
I first cut the Linked Circle Background measuring 10.5"x10.5" because I wanted to frame the background. I also then welded letters from Script Alpha 2 to create my title "Wonderful" and cut that using patterned paper from the bold and colorful Slice of Life collection by Amy Tan and American Crafts. After deciding on the patterned paper I wanted behind the Linked Circle Background, I realized I needed to mat the title so it would show up easier - I used the Offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create the mat and cut it using white textured cardstock. I also used 3D foam dots to pop the title up.
I wanted the additional texture of stitches, so I stitched the Linked Circle Background over the blue patterned paper.
I then added my journaling, fussycut a bunch of flowers, and included stickers and enamel hearts and dots. I popped up a few of the flowers and stickers with 3D foam dots.
Here are the two cut files I used on today's project:
I'm so glad you stopped by today for some background and alpha cut file inspiration! Have a great week and weekend!
Cherish | Anna Blades January 22, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Justnick friends!
Anna here with you today with this snowy layout. The moment I saw the "Snowflake background" cut file I fell in love with it. I wanted to do some mix media, and this cut file was perfect for that.
I used Magicals from Lindy's for my background. Then I covered all the cut file with the iridescent glitter texture paste from Vicki Boutin. You can't see it in the photos, but both (magicals and texture paste) are very shiny.
It really looks like the snowflakes are frozen. The main title is a glitter foam word, so all the page is very sparkly.
I also used the "Snowflakes" cut file, to add more single snowflakes to the layout. I made a little cluster in the upper left corner, with a glitter foam heart to match the title.
The embellishments are from the old collection from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" . I really enjoyed putting this layout together.
I hope you like it! Don't forget to checkout the new cut files in the shop every week!
See you soon!
Happy snow / Nastya Efimenko January 15, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko and my snow layout.
I used 2 different cut files. The first cut file - Snowflakes
And the second cut file - Word 4 . I chose the word "Happy "
I attached each letter with paper, then attached them to the background using foam adhesive.
Thank´s so much for looking! ♥
GATHER MEMORIES | Nathalie DeSousa January 10, 2020 07:00
Hi there! Happy New Year to you all!
Nathalie with you today to share a new project all about my focus for 2020. Every year i have chosen a word (sort of my OLW) to keep me focused through the year. After lots of thinking and some bible reading, the word "Gather" kept calling my soul. So 2020 is the year for gathering moments, people, memories, adventure and no regrets. To make it visible all i had to do was check some of this week's new JustNick Cut files to create a new layout all about my vision for the year.
I started this page adding a bit of mixed media to the background. I chose colors of distress Oxide inks that will match the colors of the Maggie Holmes Heritage collection, and used a brush to applied them to the background. A bit of water splattering created the bleached effect on the color.
While the background dried, i welded two of the Floral Link Lace cut file images together to form a strip -using my Silhouette software- and sent it to cut from white cardstock.
I chose to glue the die cut strip at an angle on the page, i love the soft movement it adds to the page, and allowed me to easily create my visual triangle with embellishment clusters -all from the collection -.
To create the title of the page, i used the new Script Alpha 2 cut file to weld together the word "gather", and the pulled the word "memories" from the Merry Wishes cut file; these words were cut three times from white cardstock. I glued the die cuts together, then added a light coat of gold watercolor to the top layer.
I love the muted color palette of the page, and how the soft background makes the delicate cut file stand out. The soft shine on the title bring enough color to the page. All in all, I love this page , its softness and message.
Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio shop to check all the cut files i have used in this page, and i hope this inspires you to make your vision for 2020 visible in your life,
Happy New Year | Claudia van Rooijen January 6, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you sharing a layout created using the Shattered Windowpanes cut file and a mixture of older Crate Paper collections.
I am documenting my goals for 2020 so I figured this cut file would be nice to use with it since it provides a grid design which is perfect for documenting the new year resolutions.
I used some thickers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection for the numbers.
Then I cut out some squares to fit within some of the others out of white paper (I used the back side of some 6" scraps for this) to write my actual goals on. I honestly never do journaling on my pages (especially not handwritten) because I just don't like my handwriting but for this layout I decided to make an exception.
The last thing I added were some black / gold stars to create a little more interest, I felt like this really made it all come together.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope 2020 has been off to a great start for you!
This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00
Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you! Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout. In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal. I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year. So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020. Let's take a closer look.
I used three different cut files. I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections. You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.
I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color! After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest. I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.
Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop! I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.
Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.
I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.
I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020. This helps me look forward to the new year! :)
Here are the cut files used:
I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day. I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too. May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.
Love it / Nastya Efimenko December 26, 2019 07:00
Hello craft friends!
I also added decorations
Joy | Majken Pullin December 20, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken here with you on this fun Friday. How fun was the 12 Days of Giveaways? If you didn't get the 12 holiday cut files for free on the day they were offered, you can still purchase them in the store to create your holiday projects.
I'm sure in the Christmas spirit, and today I'm sharing a layout I created with a cut file meant for a card - Holiday Cards 2. Just goes to show that you don't have to use cut files only for what they were envisioned for! Let's take a peek:
I've used the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas. After sizing my "card" cut file larger to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" background, I cut it out with my Cameo. As I was trying to decide what paper to back the circle in, I realized I wanted to use all the papers from the 6" x 6" paper pad...ha! So I cut many strips of several of the papers and decided to create a basketweave of them. I used this fun multi-patterned background behind my cut file open area. It does a great job showcasing the "joy" from the cut file!
I put my two photos in the bottom left of the cut file paper on the 8 1/2" x 11" dark green cardstock. I outlined that with white distressed cardstock and sewed around the edge using gold thread.
I used a bit of red ink and a water pen to give the distressed edges some color and dimension against the 12" x 12" white cardstock base. Then I cut up the background paper with the different rectangles to lay them over gold floss.
I added some stickers and that super-cute hedghog that I fussycut.
Here's the cut file up close:
I hope you get some holiday inspiration from today's layout, and I hope you have a very merry All-The-Holidays spent with those you love.
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays!
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 4 | Nathalie DeSousa December 5, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
How fun are those ornaments! I started this page with a bit of mixed media. I used Vicki Boutin art crayons to bring some of the green of the Christmas tree to the page.
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!
***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***
***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***
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Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00
Hello and welcome to the celebration! Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files. I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway. Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).
Here is the project I created with this fun file!
This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it. I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.
Isn't the roof so much fun?! I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers.
I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!
I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.
The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.
How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?
Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file! Here is how:
Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway! Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!
12 Days of Giveaways - Day 1 | Monique Liedtke December 1, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!! It's Monique here to kick off our "12 Days of Giveaways"!!
Doesn't he look awesome?! Here's what I created with it:
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 1, 2019.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Wishing you a wonderful day and make sure you come back tomorrow for the new free cut file!
Home sweet Home / Nastya Efimenko November 30, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! Nastya here and my new layout about our new home ♥
I created it using the file Home Sweet Home
Of the three houses I chose a house with a heart and used different sizes.
Also I applied the title from this file.
See you soon!
Today is a Good Day to be Happy | Majken Pullin November 29, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! It's Majken today here with you on the JustNick Studio blog, and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today where I've hand-stitched my cut file title. Here is my layout.
I have a tutorial on how to create a stitch file from a cut file with the Silhouette Cameo here. Today's method was a little different in that I cut the inside of the "Happy" and the stitch holes on the outside edge to then stitch the outside. Here's what that looked like in Silhouette Studio.
In the above example, I released the compound path and removed the inside pieces so that only the word outline would cut. My stitch holes were created by creating an offset of "Happy" and then proceeding to add the periods to the offset. You will need to make sure your offset is large enough for the stitching to not tear through the edges.
After I cut "Happy" and the stitch holes, I stitched with embroidery thread and then backed the title with the fun patterned paper from Bella Blvd "Squeeze the Day" collection!
I also sprinkled some black ink and enamel hearts and stickers on the layout, and included a heart from Basic Hearts to pair with the smaller hearts from the collection.
My photo area needed a bit more of a boost, so I cut out a Scalloped Flowers to use in the mat area.
Here are the cut files I used for today's project:
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!
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!
Thankful for Friends | Monique Liedtke November 18, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! It's Monique here sharing my latest "Thankful" layout. I chose to use the travel notebook cut file "TN Thankful" for my layout and love how the two parts look on my page. Here's what I made:
And this is the cut file I used "TN Thankful":
This week and last week as well, the team is creating "Thankful" projects and I decided to scrap a layout about my friends. I'm so very grateful to have them in my life and I realised that they don't feature enough in my pages.
Apart from the "TN Thankful" cut file I used the Pretty Little Studio collections "Indian Summer" and "Bohemian Dreams".
Both cut files were cut from sheets of patterned paper and I backed the "Thankful" file with some yellow patterned paper as well.
Then I placed them both on the left side of my photo, one partly on top of the other. With a white pen I doodled a little on the cut file with the leaves and I added a little bit of machine stitching on both cut files:
The rest of the layout I embellished with bits and pieces of the Pretty Little Studio collections:
Thank you so much for visiting our blog and don't forget to check out the JustNick store for this cut file and many more!
Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"! Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today. I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again. The colors are just so lovely!
Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.
I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo. Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection. The colors are so lovely! With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.
Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.
For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.
I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.
Here are the cut files:
You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here. I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend! Have a great day!
BUT FIRST COFFEE | Nathalie DeSousa November 5, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is all about my devotion/addiction to coffee. Every time i get a new coffee mug, i always take a selfie with it, and this new mug is probably a new favorite and large enough to hold 2 cups of coffee at once :) .. So, just imagine how happy it made me to see the new Just Nick Studio cut files, just perfect for this page!
I started by creating the mixed media background of this page using VIcki Boutin Art Crayons and Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors. While the background dried, i started working on the title for the page.
I used the But First Coffee cut file to cut the title of the page from white cardstock. First, i set the machine to cut the "But FIrst" part of the title four times from white cardstock so i could stack them together, and create my own dimensional alphas.
I chose to stitch the "coffee" part of the title; for this, i first added an offset to the word -on my Silhouette Studio platform-, then set the inner lines of the word as a perforated line, and then send it to cut from white cardstock. This is an easy way to obtain a stitching guide without having to pierce the holes. I then used some embroidery thread and Espresso Liquid Watercolor - Pinkfresh Studio - to detail the word.
To continue the circle shape of the background (mug ring marks) i cut a circle frame from white cardstock using the Infinity Hearts cut file. I used it to frame my picture and continue the look of the background.
To embellish my page, i chose to add embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio's Office Hours collection and Citrus Twist Kits. I made sure that the embellishments stayed within a small color palette and had a circular shape.
I hope this inspires you to check the new cut files available at JustNick Studio - if you are a coffee lover, then you must get the cut file--, there is always something for everyone. Remember you can always contact me with any questions!
Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one.
Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns.
So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda".
I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border.
For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.
For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.
I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!
Happy Place | Claudia van Rooijen October 21, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Leaf Circle background cut file and the Maggie Holmes Gather collection from a few years ago.
My idea with this cut file was to back the leaves with a wooden paper (which the Gather collection had) and then back the inside of the circle with another background paper. It took me quite a while to figure out which one to put there but I ended up going with the paper that has all the strips for some pops of color.
I then put some foam tape behind the cut file before putting it on top of this typewriter paper.
The photo I'm using is larger than what I usually use so I mostly embellished with some tiny florals to make it look a little more interesting but not take too much away from the photo.
This wooden paperclip from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection was quite a good match for my layout and I liked the dimension it added. I always love adding some sort of paperclip to my layouts!
The layout took quite a while to make but I had a lot of fun and am quite happy with how it turned out!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it will inspire you in some way. Thank you for joining me today!
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!
Memories | Vicki Parker September 30, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous Leafy Floral cut file, the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and some Shimmerz.
I started by cutting the Leafy Florals which you can find in the store here on white cardstock.
I had the idea to layer it on top of the wreath paper in the unforgettable collection to add lots of dimension. I painted it using some Shimmerz paints in coordinating colours.
I added some Shimmerz behind the photo which is layered on some papers from the collection to extend the colour around the layout.
I used foam pads to lift the cut file off the page to give it prominence and added some further florals and butterflies around the page. I am so happy with how it turned out - I hope it gives you some inspiration. Until next time...
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