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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.
Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00
Sweetheart | Rachel Lowe February 21, 2019 08:45
Hey all Rachel here again. I have a fun layout to share today and although it seems busy using a large cut file in a darker colour ensures it will look fab and visually interesting.
I have used two cut files, the gorgeous Doliy 2 and Love List.
Firstly I cut 9x9 inch Doliy 2 cut file in black. I used two different flowers papers to fill the dolly, the larger floral paper in the centre. I left the scallop edge unfilled. I then foamed taped the paper pieced doliy to the centre of my 10x10 inch white cardstock. I then used another floral paper as my outer page border.
I added a circle of butterflies around the doliy, this adds to the kaleidoscope look which I was aiming for. For my photo I cut the silhouette of my daughter and attached slightly off centre. I then added some small flower embellishments around her again adding to the kaleidoscope effect.
I chose 'sweetheart' as my title from the Love List cut file. I used the off set button to cut an outer 'shadow' and then cut the word in a striped paper. The off set tool is fabulous and I recommend you have a play with it.
To finish off I added a sub title and a peacock just because I love them. I added some black machine stitching to add contrast and texture against the white and florals and last but not least a splatter of black colour mist.
Only Amy Tangerine can do these colours and busy patterns and make them so fabulous.
I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful! Thank you for looking and these cut files are in store now.
My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00
Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.
Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut. I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.
I then cut the You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.
I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo. My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.
Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!
I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.
Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.
I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?
I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch.
In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.
Favorite - Johanna Valayer February 11, 2019 07:00
XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 5, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February. For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son. He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly! I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock. I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background.
After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle. But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.
This technique is easy to do. I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.
It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors. The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!
Enjoy your February. XOXO <3
This is Me | Niki Rowland January 11, 2019 07:00
Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today. I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love. I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting! And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file. I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos. I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).
I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock. Here's the full project.
If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception. I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies. Here are a few close-ups.
I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.
I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.
Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings? Go grab one or several today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll see you in the new year.
Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00
Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment
How pretty is this file?! It's very versatile, too. I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.
As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home. Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments. This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.
After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters. I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.
I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.
To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture. Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout. Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!
Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.
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.
So glad you stopped by today! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.
Have a fun December!
Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids. Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful.
I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them?
After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape. I love adding that extra depth to layouts.
My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.
I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.
I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.
Cut files used:
Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ... My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)
To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.
Here are the digital cut files I used this week...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?
LOVE | Monique Liedtke November 7, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends, it's Monique here, sharing a page about my daughter and our niece, which I created with one of the new November cut files "Feathers 4" cut file and the words cut file "Word 4". Here's the layout I created:
These are the cut files I used: Feathers 4
and this one: WORD 4
I just adore using feathers on my layout and am so happy Nicole designed so many of them! Here are a few close-ups of the feathers I cut:
Except for these cut files I also puled out one of the older scrapbook collections from my stash: "Stationery Noted" from Teresa Collins. I'm such a hoarder, but sometimes all my stash "overwhelms" me and I just need to use some of it. In this case I'm so glad I did, I really love the result.
Here's a close-up of the word "love" that I cut:
I really like these "open" words and had planned to back this one with some patterned paper, but when I held it above my layout to decide on which papers to use, I decided I really loved it better without backing. Would love to hear what you think?
One last photo and that's it:
Thanks again and wishing you happy cutting!
SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 6, 2018 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that uses a few of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut file designs to document my biggest blessings, my children!
To create the background i copy and welded the Fussy Foliage Background cut file a few times so that it fit the 12x12 format, and then drew an oval to crop it from the center of the page. The background was cut from white cardstock and then, I used Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection to back the larger leaves.
Next, to frame the oval center, the oval frame in the Gratitude cut file was copied and welded to form the frame in the page. This was cut from white cardstock, and attached to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.
A few flowers were fussy cut from papers from the collection, and then layered behind the picture. To bring some of the white from the frame and background, i used the the Grateful cut file to cut some of the leaves and layered them between the floral images.
A few small stickers and embellishments from the collection were added in small clusters around the picture. A small title was then added so that the focus remains the picture of my babies.
This layout took less than an hour to put together and I love how it all turned out! Remember to check all the cut files and all the new designs used in this page at the Just Nick Studio store. As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.
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