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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!
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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...
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!
Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
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
Wonderful Moments Together | Nathalie DeSousa September 2, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today to kick start Word Week. I love large bold titles, so this was an easy assignment for me, specially when i get to work with some of the JustNick Studio designs.
I used the new Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection to back the letters of the Moments cut file. A bit of foam adhesive between the patterned paper and the cut out create dimension on the cut out.
I cut each word separately,and then glued them together before attaching them to the background. Once the title was in place, i added a picture of my kids and littles at the top of page, nestled in the "wonderful" word.
To decorate the page, i used the new Pinkfresh Studio Painted Florals Washi tape and coordinating dies. I clustered the image together to form a visual triangle in the page, then added some phrase stickers and gold ink splatters.
I love how this turned out, and how easy it came together. Mixing and matching word cut files from JustNick Studio will surely yield a one-of-a-kind image for your next project. Make sure you check them all up!
Souper! | Monique Liedtke August 22, 2019 07:00
I have wanted to scrap this photo of my son for ages! At the time he worked with Domino's Pizza and this particular evening he delivered a few pizzas at our place. I thought the beach umbrellas perfectly resembled sliced pizzas and so I decided to use this cut file for the background of my layout. I really love the result! Here's what I created:
And this is the Beach Umbrella Background cut file (a.k.a. sliced pizza background):
Don't you agree that the beach umbrellas resemble sliced pizzas?!
Except for this cut file, I also used Doodlebug's "So Much Pun" collection to scrap my photo.
Here are a few close-ups:
I cut the cut file from Doodlebug's Tangerine cardstock and because of the bright color of this cardstock I didn't need a whole lot of patterned paper for the rest of my layout. In the end I matted the photo on two small pieces of patterned paper, added a 4" x 6" card and a few die-cuts & stickers, a strip of typed journaling and some machine stitching and my page was done.
I'm a huge fan of background cut files and can see myself using this one for a few other layouts as well. Don't forget to check it out in the JustNick store! In the store you can find quite a few other fun background cut files as well!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!
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!
Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.
I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.
I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!
I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.
I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.
The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....
First Day of Summer | Monique Liedtke August 5, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! This week the team is sharing summer layouts and here's the one I created. I used the brand new "Flower Bud Background" cut file and the "Henley" collection from Felicity Jane.
The photo was taken on the very first day of summer. It was a beautiful day here in the Netherlands and my daughter and I decided not to waste this opportunity to grab an Frappucino and sit on a sunny terrace in the market square while enjoying the sunshine and do some "people watching".
This is the cut file I used: "Flower Bud Background". I sized it to 8" x 8", flipped it horizontally so the most buds are on the right side and placed it on my background at a bit of an angle:
I cut off the stems with buds that were behind my photo and adhered these at other places on my page. I also turned them around so I ended up with two different colors:
Behind the cut file I adhered a piece of 8" x 8" white cardstock, also at a little angle, which is obvious in this photo:
After adhering the photo, die-cuts and whashi elements I added a little machine stitching, hand journaling and a few drops of silver colored Mr. Huey's spray ink.
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my layout. Don't forget to visit the JustNick store. There are so many awesome cut files for your summer layouts to choose from! Don't forget to share yous projects with us on our facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #justnickstudio.
Love / Nastya Efimenko July 19, 2019 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 twigs - Build a wreath
I also used the cut file Word 4. I popped up the title with 3D foam tape
I have on the layout there are three flowers is a file - Rolled Flower 5. I rolled the paper flowers in different ways, and the effect was different.
Thank´s so much for looking!
Dream Big / Claudia van Rooijen July 13, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! Thanks for having me today. My name is Claudia van Rooijen and today I am sharing my first layout since joining the JustNick design team which I am incredibly excited about! I'm 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have always loved being creative and in my free time whenever I'm not scrapping or gaming I love designing (scrapbooking collections). I also enjoy traveling with my boyfriend (who lives in Denmark so I don't see him that often), going for runs or bike rides.
I first started scrapping in 2005 after my mom introduced me to it but fully got into it in 2013. Last year I finally took the step to purchase a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad that I did - I feel like it has made all the difference and I'm so happy that I can finally use all these pretty cut files on my projects!
For my first layout here I am using the gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from several years ago.
I cut out a few florals from one of the papers in the collection to tuck in between my layers.
I thought it would be a fun idea to 'decorate' the middle part of the florals so I added some chipboard stickers and wood buttons. I always love using a lot of different textures on my pages to create more interest and dimension.
Whenever I'm scrapping I always like to add layers behind my photo, 99% of the time one of the layers will be vellum/acetate because I just love the way it looks!
For my title I used these thickers from an old Dear Lizzy collection to add some more black to the page to tie in with my black and white photos.
Do you use newer collections when scrapping or are you trying to use up your stash?
I really hope you enjoyed this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating! Thank you for joing me and I wish you a lovely day.
Let Your Light Shine | Nathalie DeSousa July 11, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today and so excited to continue for another term as part of the JustNick studio DT and get to work with Nicole's beautiful designs. I was born and raised in Ecuador, but call Toronto home for over half my life. My biggest blessing are my husband, two teenagers and our Boston Terrier baby. My love for paper crafting was grown along with me, and i am so happy i get to share a part of it with you all. Now, let me show you what i have created for today:
It all started with a bit of mixed media, some Vicki Boutin Rose Gold glaze pushed through a Kaisercraft stencil, on one of the new papers from the Indigo and Ivy collection from Pink Paislee.
While the background dried, i used the soon-to-be-released Leafy Florals cut file to cut a few of the images out of white cardstock. These would be used as accents and layers behind the picture and paper layers.
For the title of this page, i chose the Let Your Light Shine cut file. This was cut twice from white cardstock, the cut outs were then attached to each other with a bit of foam adhesive in between, then glued to the background. A few embellishments from the Indigo & Ivy collection were added to the page, as well as a few lines of journal.
I hope this has inspired you to check all the designs at the JustNick studio shop. There are always new designs being added to the store. If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Today / Nastya Efimenko July 6, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
This is Nastya Efimenko . I'm beyond excited to be a part of the JustNick design team for 2019-2020! I have discovered scrapbooking 10 year ego. My inspiration is my children.
I love to use cut files in my projects and a white sheet of paper. And my first layout I just created in their favorite traditions :).
I used a lovely cut file Lotus Ring and backing them with turquoise paper. And I added some butterflies from Vicki Boutin collection.
I also used the cut file Today Forever Always.
I popped up the title and Lotus Ring with 3D foam tape. I love adding that extra depth to layouts.
Have a great weekend!
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 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!
Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studios friends!
Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise.
I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.
It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.
The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone and happy June! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store. I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer! But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.
I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!
But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file. Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.
I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.
I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.
Here are some close ups!
I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.
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!
YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE | MONIQUE LIEDTKE April 26, 2019 07:00
Hi friends, it's Monique here with another spring layout using the Broken Butterfly cut file. I adore all those "broken" cut files so when I saw this one I just knew I had to use it! Since I wanted to use a white background (but love my colors) I decided to cut the butterfly from a multicolored paper. Here's what I created:
This is the Broken Butterfly cut file:
I used Crate Paper's "Willow Lane" collection from Maggie Holmes. I think I have all of the collections she designed, I'm such a huge fan. This collection was just perfect for a spring layout featuring my beautiful daughter:
Although I decided to use a white background for my layout in the end I thought it was a bit too white and so I brushed some light pink paint (Gelatos) over it, using a large square foam brush. Next I added lots of paint drops and then also cut off 1.5 cm from two sides and glued the white paper onto a patterned paper, so the background wasn't so white anymore:
After adhering the butterfly to my background, I placed the matted photo in the bottom right corner and embellished it. Next came the cluster in the top left corner (aren't those puffy stickers awesome?!):
And the little cluster in the top right corner:
When I had the three clusters in place I decided to fill all the spaces in the butterfly with little puffy hearts:
When I was finished I really loved the result! After some machine stitching and stamping the date my layout was almost done! The little pink bow was the perfect finishing touch! Hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy scrapping!
Dream, explore - Johanna Valayer April 19, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Road to Happiness | Rachel Lowe April 16, 2019 07:00
Hey friends, Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about Spring and flowers!
I have used the new collection by Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon.
I have used two cut files on this layout.
I cut the Floral Spring Ring in a dark coloured paper as I wanted my flowers to contrast.
I used white cardstock measuring 10x10 inches.
Using the release compound path technique I dragged out the petals and then cut. I used an piece of 12x12 paper that had a rainbow of colours which when you are cutting numerous flowers is a perfect way to not have to use many papers.
Once I had filled the flowers within the floral ring I set about creating individual flowers using the Build a Flower 4 cut file. To keep my layout bright and with a spring theme I chose bright coloured papers. I created various sizes and made a total of 12 individual flowers.
Once I had assembled them, I started off with the smaller ones and added these to the centres of the spring ring flowers to create a 3D effect. Once I had done this I then arranged my flowers around an in the ring to create a cascade effect of spring flowers.
I then added my photo and embellished around it. I matted my layout on a bright multi coloured paper, which against the white is a wonderful contrast.
I love how this turned out and it says happy to me!
Building a flower is a great way to add flowers where you get to choose the sizes, and they really are not time consuming.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful 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!
LONDON VISIT | Monique Liedtke April 9, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone, it's Monique here today with another project to share. For today's layout I was looking for a cut file with large letters and after browsing through the JustNick store I found the "Striped Alpha" cut file.
Last year when we were on vacation in the UK, we decided to reserve one of our days for a quick visit to London as my boys had never been there before. We had the day of our lives and so this needed to be scrapped!
Here's the page I did:
I used Doodlebug Design's Sweet Summer collection and chose the Punch Plaid sheet to cut the letters from. As soon as I placed the letters on the white background it all looked so colorful. I really love this about Doodlebug's products!
This is the "Striped Alhpa" cut file I used:
I hand cut the photo of my boys posing in front of the Tower Bridge to fit into one of the "O"'s:
All the other letters were decorated using one of more of the Doodlebug die-cuts and stickers:
With a bit of machine stitching and a date stamp my page was finished!
I really love this cut file and know I'll be using it for a few more layouts. Maybe next time I'll weld the letters together.
If you like this page and think you might give it a try too then maybe check the JustNick store to see all the other alpha cut files as well. I think the Marquee Alpha cut file would be perfect for a page like this too!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet.
You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.
I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!
Sunshine + Happiness | Rachel Lowe March 28, 2019 07:00
Hi all Rachel here again to share another layout featuring two gorgeous Justnick Studio cut files!
How amazing is the Broken Butterfly cut file!
I have used MME Well Hello collection to create this layout.
I decided I would use two of the Broken Butterflies on my layout, cutting in black card stock and layering the smaller one slightly over the larger one. I used a large floral paper to back the butterflies wanting it to be bright and bold against the black.
So my photo didn't get lost against the busy patterned paper I used to back my butterflies, I matted it, added a floral bunch, washi tape and a phrase sentiment, so they framed my photo. My photo is also attached with foam tape to add height.
I embellished by adding a die cut bird in between the two butterflies and a flower die cut to the wing of the out butterfly.
I decided to serrate my title, adding Sunshine to the top and + Happiness at the bottom of my page, this balanced my layout.
I added a pretty flower die cut above Sunshine so your eye would be drawn there. I finished off with a splatter of black paint. I love how this layout turned out and the creative possibilities with these butterfly cut files are endless.
Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon.
Some People - Bold Title | Majken Pullin March 22, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! Majken here with you on the blog today with another layout about friends, which I scrapbooked about earlier this month. I think one of the least scrapped themes for me (other than about myself) is about my friendships, so I wanted to make sure I am capturing these awesome people in my life when I get the chance.
Let's take a closer peek!
I started by cutting the Some People cut file out using my Cameo from patterned paper (Dear Lizzy New Day collection) - I decided to go almost the full 12" length. I aligned it toward the left of my layout, and to give it some additional contrast I trimmed a strip of the striped paper. matted the white cardstock with another patterned paper, and dripped some mists and inks lightly on the white cardstock.
For more texture, I sewed under some of the words in the phrase to emphasize them.
I had two photos to share, so I layered them with the Fall Floral cut files and more patterned paper.
I finished off the photo area with stickers, ephemera, and some journaling.
It's fun to go bold with a title both in size and color! I hope you get some crafty time this weekend so you can head to the JustNick store to get some new cut files you can use to create your own bold title.
Have a great day!
Vroom | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 21, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I am hoping it warms up enough here in Minnesota where the kids can be outside again riding their bikes. In the mean time, my Spring fever has me scrapping a photo of my nephew from last Spring. I thought the Tread Background was perfect for this bike riding photo.
To get the tire treads to stand out, I backed the black tire tread design with a grey cardstock. I placed a red patterned paper circle between the layers before gluing them together. I didn't want to cover up too much of that tread design. Then my photo and embellishments went over that circle. I may have gotten a little carried away with the embellishing, lol.
I repeated the circle, adding a few more smaller circles in the opposite corner. Again, I went crazy embellishing the tops of these circles.
For my title, I warped the Vroom from the Planes Trains & Autmobiles cut file. I wanted the word to be larger starting out and get smaller. I thought it would help show movement. Here is how you can warp an object in Silhouette Studio.
Right click on the cut file and select Ungroup. Move the items you are not using off the grid. Select the object to warp and click on the warp icon (last icon on the right). Select a corner edit point and drag it outward. On the opposite end, select a corner edit point and drag it inward. Play around with the edit points until you like how it looks.
I didn't like how the stars looked warped so I trimmed them off. I replaced them with other stars from an ephemera pack. I edged the word with a black marker. This helps it pop as well as gives it a grungy feel.
I love how this turned out.
Check out my YouTube process video for a tutorial on warping an object.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Dreamer| Rachel Lowe March 15, 2019 07:00
Hey all Rachel here and today I have a fun layout using three cut files, This is Life, Butterfly and Daisy Background.
I have used the new collection by Dear Lizzy New Day.
I cut a 11x11 inch Daisy background in a bright coloured paper, which had a small pattern on it which helps your background cut files to not look flat and lacking a visual depth. Once adhered to my white base paper I added NUVO crystal drops to the centres of the flowers. Then added 3 die cut flowers to add pops of colour.
I then made three of the butterflies using a muted colour as the base of the butterfly and then a brighter coordinating colour paper for the outer butterfly. Using foam tape down the centre of the outer butterfly I attached to the base to create a 3D effect.
I used two different sized frames but used the same photo, keeping it bright and fun. I added a large die cut butterfly under the Daisy Background cut file to add a contrast.
I created a feature title cluster so it did not get lost against the Daisy Background cut file. I loved the peace signed hand die cut from the collection! I added with foam tape tape, added more crystal drops to the flowers and added my title 'dreamer' using a bright pink to draw your eye to it.
I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful with the gorgeous Daisy Background and the new release butterflies are just so cute.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring. I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them. On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures. Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:
I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock. Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.
Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.
Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file. I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.
For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font. To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.
Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want. You never run out of a letter either!
I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.
Cut files used:
I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.
Have a great week!
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 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.
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