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BESTIES by Sophie Delorme September 23, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone and happy fall !
It's Sophie here and I am sharing a beautiful autumnal layout about my little girl and our dog.
The assignment today was to create a page using a cut file like a stencil. When I saw the gorgeous Mandalla 3 that just arrived in the store, I NEW I had to use it in some way !!!
I cut it on white cardstock, put it on water-colour paper and applied white textured paste delicately on it with a palette knife. I removed the cut file and let my background dry completely before adding water-colours that matched my color scheme. I used the beautiful "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories.
I placed my photo on the right lower corner of my layout, to really make the mandala stand out from the page. I layered tissue paper, adhesive foam and a few patterned papers behind it.
I embellished around my photo with stickers and fussy cut flowers from the same Simple Stories collection. I also teared a strip of patterned paper for the bottom edge of the page.
I used a Simple Stories foam sticker for my title, and adhered it so that it starts right in the centre of the beautiful mandala.
I handwrote my journaling directly on the background and added plenty of blue, white and pink Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch.
Oh how I like the end-result ! This Mandalla cut file is just fabulous !!! Using cut files like a stencil is another beautiful way to get creative and it gives a completely different look to them !
Here are more close-ups:
I hope you felt inspired to use this Mandalla cut file and get your creativity going !
Until next time,
Fall | Anna Blades September 17, 2020 00:00
Hey JustNick friends!
It's Anna here with you today. Fall is knocking on the door, so for today's project, I've created a layout totally inspired by the colors and textures of autumn.
First, I started with my background, using the Fall Leaves Outline cut file. I cut a bunch of leaves from white cardstock, and then I glued them onto another white cardstock. By doing it, I created a cool textured background.
I covered the page with clear gesso and used pigment powders to color it. I also made some splatters with watercolors and gold Colorshine from Heidi Swapp.
For my title, I cut four times (from white smooth cardstock) the word "fall" from the TN Fall cut file, and stacked them all together.
I used the distress oxide inks to make this color gradient look. I placed it vertically, overlapping the picture. I love how the left side of the title is "floating". The texture is very important in this layout, so I put this kind of fishnet behind my photo and glued it to the page with foam to give it more dimension.
To embellish the page, I only used a couple of stickers, die-cut leaves, and a gold foil heart. Finally, I framed my layout with a wood grain patterned paper. (I would have liked to make a machine stitching, but my sewing machine was broken...)
And that's it! I hope that this layout inspires you some fall projects. I don't know about you, but this page takes me to the mountain, sitting next to a fire with a hot drink in my hands.
Don't forget to check out the new cut files every week. Have a great day!
See you soon!
Beautiful Fall | Majken Pullin September 16, 2020 07:00
Hello all you crafty friends! I'm so glad you could join me on the JustNick Studio blog today. Majken here with you to share a fall-themed project with you. The Design Team is focusing on fall projects the 2nd half of September. We don't get a lot of fall here in South Texas - it usually goes from really hot summer to cold, back and forth until suddenly it's winter. But I had the chance to travel to New Hampshire for work in October of 2000 at the end of the "leaf turning" season, and it was just gorgeous! So here's my scrapbook layout where I used three cut files: Autumn Wreath, Simple Stems, and TN Fall.
First I flicked some yellow metallic watercolor on a blank piece of white textured cardstock and set it aside to dry. Then I cut two of the Autumn Wreath cut files out of white textured cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I used one in its full wreath, and I used the other to cut some leaves from to back with cardstock to use as accents.
I backed a few of the leaves in the wreath with patterned paper (but left several "open" as well for contrast), adhered the wreath to the full piece of 12x12 cardstock with the watercolor droplets, and then sewed a few times around the wreath to create texture.
I bunched the ephemera together at the bottom of the wreath to create a spray. I put a couple of the Simple Stems, and then I put a gorgeous bow on top!
Next I cut the "Fall" from the TN Fall cut file using patterned paper and combined it with gold Thickers to create my title.
Then I topped the wreath with more leaves and ephemera for dimension. And I added a few enamel dots and my journaling strips to complete my layout.
Here are the cut files I used on today's project:
Thanks for joining us on the blog today! Don't forget to visit us on Instagram and share your projects with us there using #justnickstudio. See you next time!
Geometric Leaves | Nicole Nowosad September 14, 2020 07:00
Hey there cut file friends! It has been a while since I was on the blog but excited to share a fall themed project with you using our Geometric Leaves cut file.
I just love the modern twist on leaves and wanted to mix some modern colors in with traditional fall colors on the leaves.
I cut the leaves from white cardstock and then filled in different open areas of the leaves with vellum and some patterned paper too.
I wanted each leaf to have its' own color set, so used colors in the same color and tone and then adhered them around my photos.
We have lots of great fall images ready in the store - I hope you give some a try on your next project!
Life is better with you | Anna Blades September 7, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!!
Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. I've used one of the new beautiful cut files and made a super simple layout. It's not a secret that I love flowers, so I chose the Floral Cluster 2 cut file (coming next week)
First, I create a background on a watercolor paper using distress oxide inks and the plastic/smooching technique. I also made some splatters with gold Colorshine spray from Heidi Swapp.
Then, I cut the cut file from white cardstock and place it slightly tilted to the left, just above the background I had created.
For my title, I did something I had never done before: built it only with stamps. I took this alphabet stamp set also from Heidi Swapp, and stamped the phrase "Life is better with you" as my title. Anything else. And I really love the result.
I placed my photo on top of the title, matted it with a couple of patterned papers, and a big tag. I use three die cuts to embellish the picture, and that's it! Papers and die cuts are from Honey and Spice and Emerson Lane collections, both from Heidi Swapp.
A super simple layout, where the cut file is the protagonist, filling most of the page, but in a subtle way. I hope you like this layout and give you some inspiration.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out the new cut files every week!
Have a wonderful week!
Hey Girl | Majken Pullin September 1, 2020 07:00
I first cut out the "hey" and "girl" using the pink patterned paper. To help it stand out more, I created an offset of the title in Silhouette Studio and cut that out using white textured cardstock, and then I glued the pink on top.
I decided to use some of the cut apart cards in the Pink Paislee Pick Me Up collection by Paige Evans along with my photo to create a banner.
I used white twine to hang my banner on. And I sprinkled some fun embellishments through the twine as well.
The title's mat creates fun texture along with the watercolor, ephemera, and stickers.
I used a tiny flower puffy sticker to dot the "i" in "girl".
Here is the fun cut file you can use to create your own fun titles!
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick blog! Enjoy your week.
Love grows | Anna Blades August 26, 2020 07:00
Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. This week's theme are stencils. Have you ever used a cut file as a stencil? Take advantage of your cutting machine ad create your own stencils with the cut files, it's so fun!
For today's project, I've used the Herring Bone stencil cut file to create my background. I did it with the fossilized amber distress oxide ink because I wanted a soft look behind those flowers. In some parts the color is stronger and in others it's more faded.
I love how it peeks from behind the photo and the embellishments, but doesn't cover the whole page. The good thing about making your own background with a stencil is that you can fill exactly only the parts of the page that you want, with the pattern that you want.
I was in the mood to use flowers (as always), so I made these big blue flowers with the Build a flower 4 cut file. I cut them pretty big, in three shades of blue, because my sister and my brother in law are wearing blue trousers.
To add more detail I also cut some leaves with the Stems 4 cut file. I cut them from white cardstock and used distress oxide ink to dye them green.
I put some embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio and three blue puffy hearts from Felicity Jane Studio. The black foam title and hearts are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Finally, I did a machine stitching all around the layout with a light blue thread, just to frame it. I also placed two blue little banners on the upper left corner.
As you can see, you can create a beautiful layout using your cut files and no pattern paper. I hope you like this layout and gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to visit the store every week to check the new cut files.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a crafty week!
MY LITTLE CHEF LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme August 24, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
It's Sophie here today and I am thrilled to share this layout with you !
This week's theme is "Stencil Fun". Using cut files as a stencil is a great and different way to create a page, and it is so inexpensive compared to buying a stencil too !
For my page today, I used the beautiful Brick Circle cut file.
I put it in the center of a white thick cardstock, slightly adhered it with washi tape to make sure that it stands in place, and applied dry Distress Oxide Inks on it with a blending brush to create a brick wall on my background. I used the "Tattered Rose" and the "Speckled Edd" colors. Then, I removed the cut file and mixed the inks with water to add a few splatters of color on the cardstock. I adore the result !
My page is about my daughter cooking and decorating brownies all by herself. You can tall how proud she is !!
I used a beautiful collection from P13 called "Around the Table" to create my layout. I cut out a Pocket Life card and machine stitched around it with white thread, and fussy cut beautiful kitchen embellishments that I clustered around my photo.
I also cut a strip of patterned paper as well as two strips of cardstock that were cut with border punches and adhered them at the base of the page.
I added a beautiful bow made out of a die and some enamel dots here and there as the finishing touch.
This layout came together easily and I couldn't be happier with this brick wall made out of the JustNick cut file !
Here are a few more close-ups :
I hope you felt inspired to use the JustNick cut files as stencils ! Give it a try ! You will come out with a completely different, yet so amazing look !
Thank you for passing by the blog today, and happy crafting !
Awesome Cool Kid - Stenciling with Cut Files | Majken Pullin August 21, 2020 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends - happy Friday! Majken here to continue stenciling week with you where we're showing you how to use cut files to stencil. There are several exciting ideas you've probably already seen this week. Today I'm using a the new Arch Background (link coming soon!) cut file to stencil with inks. Let's take a peek!
To start, I cut out the Arch Background using Silhouette stencil material, which only comes in 8 1/2" x 11" size -- but with repeating patterns, it's easy to use an 8" x 8" cut file to move across larger projects. You can use cardstock or chipboard too if you don't have stencil material.
I chose 3 Distress Oxide inks to blend for my stenciling in the top 2/3 of my layout: Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire, and Twisted Cintron for that beautiful lime green blended to match the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection.
I placed the stencil over the edges of my white textured cardstock, and I used a blending brush to "swirl" the Evergreen Bough ink over the stencil lightly. Then I moved the stencil over to cover the other side and did the same. And then I repeated the process with Chipped Sapphire and Twisted Cintron only in certain spots.
These inks blend so beautifully! I decided to machine stitch around each of the inked arches for some texture.
To create my title, I cut out "awesome" from the All Boy cut file along with a white cardstock mat to go with the ephemera.
I added a bit of ephemera, a few enamel dots, and my journaling strips to let the stencil pattern shine. This boy layout was so fun to create with my stenciled background!
Here are the cut files I used today:
I'm so glad you could stop by today! I hope you'll take a look at some of the other stencil projects this week and next, including a layout I created last year. Share with us on Instagram if you do with #justnickstudio.
Have a great weekend!
Hello | Anna Blades August 14, 2020 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!!
Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. I really love how it turned out and I hope you like it too. I decided to document this photo of my daughters feeding the ducks in the park. I like it so much when a picture matches a collection so well.
For this page I used the Graphic Background cut file:
I cut it from pink cardstock. I think it gives a girly look to the layout and it doesn't stand out too much. I raised it all with foam. I love dimension on my layouts and how shadows create depth. Maybe that's the secret of an eye-catching page.
I decided to create my own title with one of the alphas from the shop. The Type it font cut file is definitely my favorite. The font is so classy and elegant, and I love how it looks in a big size. It also has thousands of possibilities.
This shade of blue matches my background paper and embellishments so well and contrasts with the pink cut file below. With a little alphabet sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, I finished my title. I love mixing fonts in my titles.
I also raised the word Hello with foam and put a floral die cut behind it and a blue flower overlapping it. I added two puffy stickers to complete it.
For this layout, I mixed some collections from Pinkfresh Studio and these die cut flowers from My favorite story collection were just perfect.
I hope you like it and gives you some inspiration. And I encourage you to use the alphas cut files to create your own titles because they give you endless possibilities for your titles.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!
Soul Full Of Sunshine Layout | Sophie Delorme August 12, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone !
It's Sophie with you today sharing a layout featuring a beautiful wreath cut file called "Spring Wreath 2"
I started my page with a light blue cardstock as my background, and added to it plenty of ink and white acrylic paint splatters that matched my color scheme.
I cut the cut file with my Silhouette on white cardstock. I backed the delicate flowers with patterned papers from the beautiful Carta Bella Paper "Oh Happy Day " collection.
I adhered the cut file only in a few spots so that some of the leaves and flowers are popping a little bit. I placed two photos of my sweet Sabrina in the center of the wreath and backed them with tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers.
I fussy cut a few flowers out of patterned papers to create a big cluster of flowers on the right lower side of the wreath, and to a smaller extent on the left upper side as well.
My title is a Die cut from the same collection, as well as the label on which I wrote a little note.
This layout came together quickly and beautifully. I find that wreath cut files are always fun and easy to work with ! It dictates your design naturally and all that is left to do is embellishing it as you wish !
Here are a few more close-ups.
I hope you felt inspired by my page and that beautiful cut file today, thank you for passing by !
She Is Sunshine | Majken Pullin August 6, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone...Majken here with y'all today sharing a layout of my daughter back when she was almost 3 and she chose her own outfit and dressed herself. It really does feel like it was just yesterday. That's why I love scrapbooking - it can take you back to those precious moments you don't want to forget! For my layout, I chose the Delicate Butterflies cut file because her shirt has a butterfly on it. (You can see how I used Delicate Butterflies on a vintage layout of my grandmother a couple of years ago here.)
Here's the layout of my daughter:
I trimmed textured white cardstock to 11" x 11", distressed the edges, and spritzed a little bit of watercolor randomly over the page. While it dried, I cut the Delicate Butterflies cut file in white textured cardstock on my Cameo 4. While it was cutting, I sewed the 11" x 11" white cardstock on top of the blue/purple patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Bloom Street collection by Paige Evans. It matches my girl's outfit beautifully!
After I adhered the butterflies lightly, I sewed along the middle of the butteflies' bodies. I had to use the sweet ephemera, including the butterflies to create even more texture.
I love that the "Sunshine" puffy sticker matches her outfit colors! So I had to use that as my title, along with some tiny alpha stickers to create the "she is".
I lightly layered some yellow watercolor along the distressed edges of my 11" x 11" white cardstock which you can see at the bottom of this next photo. I love doing this because it add dimension to the texture created by distressing.
And it wouldn't have been complete without enamel dots and journaling strips!
Here is the Delicate Butterflies cut file:
I'm so glad you visited the blog today, and I hope you find a fun way to use this cut file (or any JustNick Studio cut files!) in one of your projects. When you do, share them with us on Instagram with #justnickstudio.
Sweet Happy Life | Sophie Delorme July 30, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
Sophie here with you today sharing a layout featuring an amazing background cut file from the Just Nick Store called "Mandala Background".
I used a beautiful Pinkfresh Studio collection for my page called "My Favorite Story".
I cut the Mandala Background Cut file on white textured cardstock and removed the upper and left side of it to have a little bit of white space for my title. I added white gesso on my patterned paper under the Mandalas to soften the color underneath them, and added plenty of watercolor splatters on my background paper with a brush. I machine stitched around the cut file with white thread and added adhesive foam on the back of it before adhering it to the background. I love all the dimension it creates !
Finally, I created a few clusters of flowers and embellishments around my photo and on the right upper side of the page, wrote down a little bit of journaling and added the date.
Here are a few close-ups...
You Are Cute - Creating a Fun Title | Majken Pullin July 27, 2020 07:00
Hello hello friends! Majken here with you today...I hope you are doing well in your part of the world. What better way to beat the pandemic blues than with fun cut files and colorful paper? Today I'm sharing a layout where I created a fun title!
The first thing I did was insert the Spring Outline Alpha letters for "cute" in the center of four of the hexagon Geometric Frames, then cut them out in white textured cardstock. I backed each letter with a different color patterned paper, and then I backed each hexagon geometric frame with pink patterned paper and vellum and some stickers.
Behind each hexagon letter, I also put some white thread on top of distressed paper of a different color that I sewed in place.
How sweet do these butterflies pair with the spring-y letters?? You can tell I love these letters! I also balanced my photo with those butterflies and journaling strips.
I hope you are inspired to create your own titles, too! And if you are, please share your projects with us on Instagram with #justnickstudio. We can't wait to see them!
Here are the two cut files I used on my project today.
Thanks so much for joining us today on the blog! Happy crafting. :)
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!
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