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Sunshine Memories | Majken Pullin February 24, 2021 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!  Majken here with you again today, and I'm sharing a spring layout because that's what I'm dreaming of now!  I used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut out the Floral Swag 3 cut file, and it is just lovely.  Here is the full layout:

Sunshine Memories

After I cut out Floral Swag 3 from white textured cardstock, I chose to back it with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream - the colors are so dreamy and sweet!

I chose the watercolor background paper for a soft background for Floral Swag 3, and I used 3D foam tape to pop up the backed cut file so that I could layer some floral ephemera behind it and on top of it for dimension.

I used typed journaling strips for my journaling.

For my title, I used some Thickers and some script alpha from Pinkfresh Studio.

And for a pop of color, I had to use one of those lovely puffy corduroy hearts!

Here's a look at the cut file used on my layout today:

Floral Swag 3

JustNick Studio has a lot of gorgeous floral swag cut files to choose from! When you use one on your crafty project, don't forget to tag us on Instagram #justnickstudio.

Have a wonderful day,

Majken

Majken Pullin


This is me | Anna Blades February 19, 2021 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

 

Anna here with you today with a new layout. For today’s project, I’ve used two of the new cut files as die cuts. Because sometimes you don’t have enough die cuts. So, this way, you can create them in any size and color you want.

For my background, I used solid mint cardstock from Felicity Jane Studio. All the design is placed basically in the lower-left corner. First, I made a polka dot background with a stencil and distress oxide ink.

Then, I cut the Leaf Sprig cut file several times from white cardstock. I also cut the Pretty Swag cut file from white cardstock too.

Once I have framed the picture with a piece of patterned paper, I embellished it placing the cut files around it. Since the cut files are white, they make a contrast with the background. And you can see the polka dots peeking through the leaves.

I’ve used a chipboard bit as my title, and some more die cuts to embellish the photo. I also created a little cluster in the upper right corner. I cut a triangle from a striped paper and put another Leaf Spring cut file coming out from behind.

I completed the cluster with the phrase “so sweet” and two more hearts.

Lately, I’m enjoying making very clean and simple pages. Do you like this type of layout? I hope you can find some inspiration in them. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to visit the shop to see the new cut files every week!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Forever Happy | Winter Florals | Sophie Delorme February 15, 2021 07:00

Hello all !

 

It’s Sophie here and I have another layout to share !

 

 

This time I used the gorgeous Winter Florals cut file that was just released in January !

 

 

I created a page with a photo of my sweet daughter outside in the snow, and the Mintay collection “Winterland” was just perfect for that.

 

I used a woodgrain paper for my background and thought that cutting the cut file on white cardstock would stand out really well. I cut the woodgrain paper 10 x 12 inches to leave a space on the left of the page to add a blue paper strip and white cardstock.

 

I cut the Winter Florals a few times in different sizes with my cutting machine and left them completely white. No colouring, and no backing with patterned paper. Instead, I created a huge floral and leaves cluster on the bottom right corner of my photo. I made sure to adhere only the base of the cut files so that the leaves would be free of movement. It adds a lot of dimension to the page.

 

 

I added fussy cut leaves, winter flowers and poinsettias to that cluster, many of them with adhesive foam, and I love the overall result !

 

I splattered droplets of white acrylic paint to the background to mimic snow. My title is a combination of Pink Paislee stickers and exclusive foam stickers from Hip Kit Club.

 

Finally, I used a beautiful frame cut out of patterned paper from the same Mintay collection and used it to hand write my journaling, and decorated it with a lovely fussy cut bird.

 

 

I love the winter feel to that page ! Using cut files like this really doesn’t have to be complicated ! I didn’t alter them at all, just used them as they are ! But it really gives to the layout that little extra special addition that makes it a piece of art !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you were inspired by this cut file and my page today !

 

I’ll see you soon !

 

Sophie xx

 


LOVE YOU / Mandalla Heart / Sophie Delorme February 5, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share.

 

 

I focused on the beautiful Mandalla Heart 3 cut file that will be in the Just Nick Studio store very soon if not yet !

 

 

I cut the heart quite big to be able to fit my photo in.

 

I thought to leave it all white this time, to make it look like a beautiful soft lace that embraces the sweet photo of my daughter and our dog.

 

I used the Pinkfresh Studio “My Favorite Story” collection to create this layout. I used a striped patterned paper for my background that I cut in a 11 inches square, and backed it with a beautiful soft green floral paper. I added a blue patterned paper to the center of the heart to make my photo stand out.

 

 

I hand stitched with blue thread the junction of the blue paper with the cut file, and also hand stitched a few X’s around the edge of the page. I adore that subtle addition it gives to the page !

 

 

I backed my photo with tissue paper and pink patterned paper and embellished around it with a few floral clusters.

 

I wrote down my journaling on a piece of white cardstock on which I added velum paper and a beautiful pink puffy frame.

 

 

Finally, I added a few white Nuvo Drops as the finishing touch !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out ! Even though the Mandalla Heart Cut file is plain white, I think it is still the focus on my page and I totally adore it !

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page in some way today !

 

Thank you for stopping by !

 

Sophie xx

 


Love You Forever | Yvette Weber February 2, 2021 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends! It's Yvette with you today, sharing my first layout with Just Nick design team!
The themed this week is Love/Hearts, so I decided to work with the gorgeous Mandalla Heart 3 cut file, which is now available on the JustNick website.
I started by cutting the Mandalla Heart 3 cut file from white cardstock, which reminded me of all the beautiful lace doilies found in my Grandmother's living room. I decided to back only the inside portion of the cut file with pattern papers from Echo Park You & Me collection, while leaving the outer areas of the cut file empty, which created that lace look I was going for. Some hand-stitching was added around the border of the heart for texture as well. 
To add a bit more interest and color to the layout, I cut a piece of Pattern paper on an anger and add it, in the upper left corner.
I finished the layout off, by adding a few pieces of embellishments to the base of my photo.
I hope you like my layout today and it has inspired you to create your own.
Thanks for stopping by :) xx 

Winter | Anna Blades January 27, 2021 06:30

Hi JustNick friends!

A few weeks ago, it snowed a lot here in Spain (but not a snowflake fell in my city). A friend of mine that lives in Madrid sent me this picture. It’s really awesome because we are not used to it. So, I had to make a layout with this picture. And I wanted it to be as cold as the photo.

First, I cut the Winter Frame cut file from white cardstock. Then, I took a watercolor sheet and drew the circle of the frame on it. And I made the background using watercolors and splatters of white paint.

For my title, I used the Distressed Alpha cut file. I think it has the wintry look I was looking for. I cut the word “winter” also from white cardstock. Then, I glued it with foam dots to add more dimension and depth.

Finally, I add two stickers on the opposite corners and one more on the top of the picture.

I hope you like this icy page. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to visit the shop to see the new cut files every week.

Have a wonderful week!


Enjoy The Moment | Sophie Delorme January 22, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share.

 

 

I used two different cut files for this page. The first one is called “Rustic Winter Frame” and the second one, for my title, is called “Enjoy The Moment”.

 

 

 

I decided to enlarge quite a bit and cut the Rustic Winter Frame on white cardstock. I cut out the inner piece of the frame on watercolor paper, added a little bit of mixed media on my background with watercolors and, once dried, stitched the beautiful frame on the page. As you noticed I also backed the fine line around the frame with blue cardstock that matched my color scheme.

 

 

Then, I added dimensional foam to the back of my whole background before adhering it to a beautiful patterned paper from the Pinkfrech Studio collection named “Oh what Fun !”. I love how it brings depth to the frame and direct the attention to my photo.

 

I created a beautiful floral and leaves cluster on the lower left of the frame, where there already is a bunch of leaves from the cut file. I added ephemeras from the Pinkfresh Studio collection and also punched leaves out of colored cardstock.

 

 

I cut the cut file title on green cardstock and did an offset cut on white cardstock. I adhered the two of them together and added some Glossy Accents (from Ranger) on the green cardstock to make it shine.

 

 

Finally, I added a few Nuvo Drops here and there around the page and hand wrote my journaling.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out !  I hope you do too !

 

Thank you for stopping by today !

 

I will see you very soon !

 

Sophie xx

 


So Sweet Layout | Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file | Sophie Delorme January 15, 2021 07:00 6 Comments

Hello crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie with you today with a new layout featuring the amazing Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file !

 

 

 

I cut it with my cutting machine on light blue, light green and white cardstock and layered the three backgrounds together. As easy as one, two, three !

 

I added adhesive foam behind it and backed the inner wholes with white cardstock, then put everything on a beautiful 12x12 patterned paper from a 2018 Pinkfresh Studios collection named “Holiday Vibes”.

 

 

I could have backed it with a dark cardstock for a more dramatic look, and actually was quite hesitant in my choice…! It really depends on what you are looking for. I finally went for a soft look.

 

I love the beautiful details and dimension that it adds to my page !

 

I used a photo of me and my sweet dog, and used a pocket card for my handwritten journaling.

 

I clustered around my photo some fussy cut elements, chipboard stickers and die cuts from the same collection.

 

 

With such a beautiful background, you surely don’t need a lot more embellishments to add !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 


Sweet Puppy Love by Sophie Delorme December 21, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It's Sophie with you today !

 

Christmas is finally arriving in a few days ! So I thought I'd share a little Christmassy layout with you, using the beautiful Tree Trio 2 cut file.

 

 

 

I started with a dark background using a dark gray Bazzill cardstock as my base and adding splatters of white acrylic paint to mimic snowflakes. 

 

I cut the cut file a few times in different sizes with my cutting machine on white cardstock, and backed each of the trees with patterned papers from the beautiful "Snowflake" collection from Crate Paper. 

 

 

I used two photos of my daughter Sabrina with our dog Fiona cuddling in the kitchen. I backed them with tissue paper and adhesive foam and centered them on my page.

 

I teared big shunks of patterned papers that I put on the bottom of the page, creating little mounts and valleys to ground the trees.

 

 

I also added a white scalloped border with a border punch.

 

I scattered the beautiful trees around the photos.

 

 

I added snowmen and start stickers from the same collection around the trees and in the "sky".

 

 

My title is a mix of different American Crafts Thickers and stickers.

 

Finally, I wrote down my journaling on a Pocket Life card and stamped the date.

 

 

I love the soft feel to the page and the non-traditional Christmas color scheme !

 

Here are more close-ups.

 

 

 

 

I hope that I inspired you to use this beautiful cut file to highlight all your lovely Christmas memories !

 

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and will see you very soon, in 2021 !


Sophie xx

 


Winter Wonderland | Majken Pullin December 14, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here today to share a winter layout.  I had so much fun creating this project because snow is not something we get to see often here in south Texas!  But occasionally, we get lucky, and 2009 was one such year.  Here's my scrapbook layout:

Winter Wonderland with Snowman 2

I started by cutting out Snowman 2 from white textured cardstock.  I backed him with various patterned paper from Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection from several years ago...it was perfect for my theme!

On a separate 11.5" x 11.5" piece of textured white cardstock, I lightly brushed an icy blue ink around the edges of where my snowman was going to "sit" on the paper.

And then I adhered my snowman on top of the inky ouline and added buttons to complete his face and body, using the cut file as my template.

Next I layered my photos with patterned paper, stickers, and ephemera and overlapped them with the snowman.

I spinkled some snowflake stickers and enamel dots, added my journaling strips, and then placed the white textured cardstock base over the brown patterned paper so that the left and top edges would show.  I hand-stitched a border using yellow embroidery thread for additional texture, too.

Here is the fun cut file used on today's project:

Snowman 2

Don't be afraid to back cut files in fun ways using patterned paper and more!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a safe and fun holiday season. 

Majken

Majken Pullin


Day 12 freebie! - Stockings & Stuff December 12, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there everyone! It's the last day of our 12 days of giveaways! We hope you have enjoyed all of our freebies this year! Today, I create a fun set of cards using today's freebie.

Here are the cute cards I made with this freebie! So many options with today's free file:

I decided to cut some of the designs from white cardstock and then back each design with patterned paper by Close to My Heart to create each card.

I just adore the whimsical images in the freebie - they can be used together, separate in so many ways!

Just load the Stockings & Stuff cut file to your cart and check out for FREE today only!

This offer is only valid until midnight CST on December 12, 2020 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. The correct cut file must be loaded to the cart in order for discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!
Nicole

JOY | 12 days of Giveaways | Anna Blades December 11, 2020 07:00 4 Comments

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here with you with a new layout, featuring this beautiful cut file that is FREE today in the shop for the "12 days of Giveaways". Obviously, it's called "Joy".

I went for a very simple design, and I wanted the cut file to be the focal point of my page. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with vellum.

I placed it almost in the center of the page, below three square photos of my daughters, and raised it with foam squares to add more volume and depth.

For my background a chose a light craft cardstock. I love how it matches the color of the photos and makes the white stand out.

I also used the word love from the Peace Love Joy cut file, which will be available on December 19th.

With a gold alphabet, I wrote "Christmas 2020" above the photos. The ampersand between Joy and love is from the same alphabet.  To embellish my layout I used some die cuts from the "Merry & Bright" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I love how it turned out, simple but festive. I hope it inspires you, and remember that you can get this cut file FREE today.

This offer is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th 2020.

No purchase necessary. The correct cut file must be loaded to the cart in order for discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Merry Christmas and happy crafting!!

 

 


My Little Elf | 12 days of Givaways | Sophie Delorme December 9, 2020 07:19

 

Hello crafty friends and welcome here !

 

It’s Sophie and I am sharing a beautiful layout to inspire you with this amazing FREE cut file available today in the JustNick shop for the “12 days of Givaways” event !  It is named “Winter Wreath”.

 

 

 

I cut it on white cardstock with my cutting machine and backed all the pretty tiny leaves and flowers with a beautiful Christmas collection from P13 called “The Four Seasons; Winter”.

 

My background is a patterned paper from the same collection, on which I applied white gesso behing where I planned to put the wreath. I also added plenty of white splatters on the page.

 

 

I carefully added adhesive foam behind the cut file before adhering it to the page.

 

My photo is from my little girl and me setting up our Christmas village ! I backed the photo with tissue paper, adhesive foam and a patterned paper, and placed it on the inner right side of the wreath. I added a Project Life card next to it for my journaling.

 

 

I fussy cut numerous leaves and berries mainly from the same P13 collection but also from a Mintay Papers Flora Book to embellish the wreath. I created a huge cluster on the right lower corner of my photo and a smaller one on top of the wreath with two beautiful bows, made out of ribbon and cardstock.

 

 

 

I added my title and a few white Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch !

 

Here are some close-ups !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to the store to grab this gorgeous free cut file today !

 

This offer is only valid until midnight CST on December 9th 2020.

 

No purchase necessary. The correct cut file must be loaded to the cart in order for discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

 

I hope you will feel inspired and get crafty today !

 

Thank you so much for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 


Happy - 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 1, 2020 07:00 4 Comments

12 Days of Giveaways

Hello, hello and welcome to December, friends!  Majken here with you today to kick off a very special time of year here at JustNick Studio...12 Days of Giveaways!  Read on to find out how to get a cut file for free!

I created a layout today with the beautiful, new Tree Trio 2.

Happy

The layout is simple but I've added a few extra touches for sparkle and texture.  First I enlarged the Tree Trio 2 trees to my desired size.  I also traced each to create the cut for the back of each. I then cut all 6 pieces out on my Cameo 4 using white textured cardstock.

Next, I created a 9" circle in Silhouette Studio, centered it, and cut it out from a new piece of 12"x12" white textured cardstock.  I used a blending brush to lightly apply Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around the outside of the circle to create a subtle vignette effect. I put the star patterned paper behind the circle and then sewed along the outside edge of the circle.

To back my trees, I layered holographic dot aqua tulle over the white cardstock back and adhered behind the tree outline using glue dots.

I layered the trees with some fussycut trees and ephemera.

I fussycut some stars and adhered them with puffy stickers and enamel stars on the top of the layout with some phrase ephemera.  It's a simple layout with lots of texture and dimension!  Here's the new Tree Trio 2 cut file:

Go grab this cut file today for free during the 12 Days of Giveaways!
*****This offer is only valid until midnight CST on December 1, 2020 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. The correct cut file must be loaded to the cart in order for discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.*****
Thanks for visiting today!  Check out more cut files during the 12 Days of Giveaways!
Majken

Memories Together | Sophie Delorme November 19, 2020 07:00

Hello friends !

 

It' Sophie with you today with a beautiful fall layout to share !

 

 

I used the gorgeous "Fall Leaf Swag 2" cut file recently released on the JustNick store, and the "Fall Leaves Outline" cut file as well:

 

 

 

I started my page by using a craft 12x12 cardstock as my base, applied white gesso in the centre and some Shimmerz paints to create a soft mixed media look. 

 

I also added white splatters with acrylic paint. 

 

I cut the cut files on white cardstock with my cutting machine. I backed each leaf with patterned papers from the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio fall collection called "Days of Splendor". As you might notice, I also used the inner pieces of some leaves, sticked them down on patterned paper and cut around them. 

 

I arranged the cut files around my photo in a diagonal line. I have added adhesive foam to the cut files before adhering them to the page. 

 

My photo is a family photo taken a few weeks ago on a beautiful fall sunny morning nearby where I live.The fall colors all around us were just magical !

 

I added tissue paper and adhesive foam behind my photo as well.

 

Then, I created a few floral and leaf clusters with embellishments from the same Pinkfresh Studio collection around the photo and on the upper left of the page, and stitched that beautiful tab "Family Time" on the top of the page.

 

 

I handwrote my journaling and stamped the date, and that's a wrap up !!

 

 

These autumnal cut files are so versatile ! They can go for girly or boyish layouts and lead you easily to create your design. 

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you for stopping by !

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 

 


Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 18, 2020 07:00

Hi Just Nick Friends!

Anna here with you today. I’ve created this thankful layout using a picture of my husband and my two daughters. The colors of the photo didn’t match my layout, so I decided to print it in black and white.

First, I made some mixed media on a watercolor sheet with Lindy’s magicals, using peachy and gold tones. Also, I made some splatters with gold Color Shine mist. Finally, I made a very soft stamping with a background stamp, that’s also thank themed.

Then, I cut the Thankful cut file from white cardstock. I glued the outline piece flat on top of the background. The inner pieces have some texture because I embossed them with my Big Shot. I used foam squares to rise up all the letters and give dimension to the title. To finish the title, I added the words “for you” with this script black alphabet thickers.

With brown cardstock I cut some leaves using the Leaf Swag cut file and placed them around my photo. I think they give an autumnal look to the page.

Finally, to embellish the page, I stamped some butterflies with gold ink on vellum and added gold puffy hearts and a couple of die cuts.

I hope you like this page and give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the Just Nick studio shop every week to find new designs!

See you soon!


Grateful Grateful Grateful | Majken Pullin November 16, 2020 07:00

Hello cut file fans!  Majken here today to kick off the fall/thankful theme we will be focused on for the 2nd half of November.  My scrapbook layout today focuses on a larger photo of my husband and daughter - I'm so grateful for them!  Here is my layout:

I divided the layout so the bottom portion was about 60% with a patterned paper from Pink Paislee.

I wanted to have a repeating title and found the word "grateful" in two cut files: Grateful and Card Sentiments 4.  I liked them because one is a solid and one is an outline that I used to back with matching patterned papers.  And I used enamel letters to create the 3rd one on the top:

I used 3D foam tape to pop up the middle "grateful" for additional dimension.

The titles in the larger bottom section create the foundation for the larger 5" x 7" photo.  I created a dividing border between the top and bottom portions with a strip of patterned paper and pink rick rack.

I included a couple of journaling strips next to the middle "grateful".  I framed the photo with floral ephemera and stickers.

Here are the cut files used on today's project:

Card Sentiments 4

Grateful

Remember to come back and see more fall and grateful themed projects this week and next.  Have a great week!

Majken

Majken Pullin

 


Magical moments | Anna Blades November 10, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here with you today, with this soft and delicate layout. Flowers are my favorite cut files, and this Rosette Bunch cut file it's not an exception. It's delicate but modern.

I started splattering white acrylic paint on a peach and pink patterned paper. Then, I ripped another patterned paper and distressed the edges. I glued all of them together in the middle of the page.

I cut the Rosette Bunch cut file twice from white cardstock and placed both cut files diagonally. I wanted them to be the focal point of my layout. And I didn't back the cut files because I also wanted the background to be seen through them.

Peeking through the cut files I placed some of these textured leaves. They're very translucent, and they give an ethereal look to the page.

For my title, I only use this die cut with the phrase "magical moments".  I thought it was perfect because it matches the color of the papers and the letters are white as the cut files. I raised it and also the photo to give more depth to the page. Also, I framed my photo with a piece of vellum.

Finally, I scattered some enamel dots around the layout, put a flair button on the right top corner of my photo, and wrote my journaling with a white gel pen. The patterned papers and the die cut are from Pinkfresh Studio.

I really love how it turned out. These soft colors are so pretty. I hope you like it too and it gives you some inspiration for an easy use of cut files. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you soon with more ideas!

 


Picture Perfect by Sophie Delorme November 9, 2020 07:30

Hello everyone !

 

It's Sophie here and I am very happy to share this lovely layout with you today !

 

 

I used the beautiful Botanical Wreath that just arrived to the store in October.

 

 

I cut the wreath on my cutting machine and used only the 2/3 of it.

 

I started my page with a thick white cardstock, on which I added a bit of water-colour paint behind where I planned to put the wreath. I did little splatters of blue water-colour and some gold color shine as well.

 

I backed the delicate wreath with patterned papers from the beautiful Jen Hadfield collection named "The Avenue". I added some fussy cut leaves, flowers and chestnuts from the same collection.

 

 

I added adhesive foam behind the cut file before adhering it to the page. 

 

The photo is from me and my son, documenting how tall he his at 16 years old, and how time flies by.... 

 

My title is from a pocket life card, and I also created a label on which I stamped "Time Flies" with blue ink.

 

 

Finally, I created other leaves with an exclusive stamp set from Scrapbook and Cards Today to add to the floral clusters, and sticked down little golden puffy sticker leaves from Jen Hadfield.

 

 

I hand wrote my journaling and stamped the date.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out !

 

Isn't this cut file just breathtakingly beautiful !??!

 

I hope I inspired you to get crafty today, thank you so much for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 

 


Cozy Day | Majken Pullin November 3, 2020 07:00

Hello lovely, crafty friends!  Majken here, and I'm so glad you are visiting the JustNick Studio blog today.  Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout using a background cut file called "Doily Background".  Let's take a peek:

I started by cutting out the Doily Background from white textured cardstock so I could pair it with this gorgeous Simple Stories Cozy Days collection!  I layered the cut file on top of an 11" x 11" piece of white textured cardstock.

I wanted the simplicity of the tone on tone, and I love the effect!  I machine stitched around the edges of the white textured cardstock over the blue floral patterned paper.

I used several of the patterned papers to layer under the photo of my daughter.

I put my title and a few journaling strips over the cut file and sprinkled some chipboard hearts & flowers with enamel dots.

Here is the cut file I used today:

Doily Background

You can see a huge collection of background cut files on the JustNick Studio store to choose from!

Remember to share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio .

Thanks for visiting today!

Majken

 


Boo | Majken Pullin October 29, 2020 07:00

Boo, y'all!  Happy Halloween everyone.  Majken here today to continue the Halloween-themed fun, and I'm so glad you're here!  For Halloween in 2018, my cute son quickly settled on being a hotdog.  He's so fun.  :)  I hadn't documented that yet, so this year is the perfect opportunity.  Let's take a peek!

First, I cut the house and bats from "Haunted" out from black textured cardstock and played around with it with my photo to make sure I had it in the place I wanted it.

**TIP ALERT**:  If you place a lot of pieces of cardstock or papers out and don't want to lose the placement, have I got a tip for you!

1. Place your pieces where you plan to put them:

2. Take a low tack or well-loved Silhouette Cameo or other 12 x 12 cutting mat and lay it tack-side down over the project:

3. Press your fingers over the pieces and then carefully flip the cut file and set aside:

4. Put adhesive on the back of the pieces, flip it back over when you are ready to put the pieces on your project, and carefully peel the mat off your project.  If you aren't sure of some of the pieces, you can leave the adhesive off until you're ready.

That's it!  I hope you find that helpful when you are working with small pieces of a cut file or ephemera.  :)

Okay next I used the super cute Simple Stories Happy Haunting with some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and silver spritz.  I cut a piece of white textured cardstock to 10" x 10" and blended Black Soot ink dark at the top gradually getting lighter almost at the bottom.  Once it was dry, I spritzed water on it and blotted it with a paper towel, then I spritzed glittery silver spray on top.

I distressed the edges and then sewed to the star patterned paper to create my base. 

I followed the same inking steps on a smaller piece to cut "Boo" from "31" and "Spooky" from "Scary Stuff" out.  I also did an offset of the bats in Haunted and cut out the slightly larger outline from light gray cardstock so they'd show up a little better from the background.

Some other angles:

Here are the cut files I used on today's project:

Haunted

Scary Stuff

I know we'll have a different Halloween this year, so I hope you stay healthy and safe!  You can find all the JustNick Studio Halloween cut files here, and don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio.

Majken

Majken Pullin


Happy Halloween | Anna Blades October 27, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick Friends!

Anna here with you today with a new layout. Today's project is about Halloween. Here in Catalonia, we don't celebrate Halloween, but every year it's becoming more popular. Last year my girls wanted to put on these costumes, and they looked so cute.

To create this page, I used all these cut files that you can find in the shop:

I made some mixed media on grey cardstock and then cut the cut files from white and black cardstock. My little daughter is wearing a big witch hat, so this cut file from the Halloween Icons was perfect.

I cut three bats of different sizes to create more sense of depth. Also, the spider webs look great as part of my background.

For my title, I didn't have any purple cardstock to match the color of the layout, so I decided to use my distress oxide inks with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Then I cut it all with my Cameo.

How cute is this phantom? It really seems to be floating thanks to the foam dots. Finally, I scattered some golden glitter stars to add a shiny touch to the page.

I enjoyed so much creating this layout with these amazing and fun cut files. I hope it gives you some inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and Happy Halloween!!


Too Cute To Spook | Sophie Delorme October 26, 2020 07:00

Hello friends !

 

It’s Sophie with you today with this lovely Halloween layout of my little girl enjoying giving treats last year !

 

 

I used two Just Nick cut files for this page: “Pumpkin Patch”

 

 

And “31” for my title.

 

 

I started with a thick white cardstock for my background, where I added a few watercolors behind the title and on the lower part of the layout.

 

 

I decided to use a beautiful collection from Simple Stories named “Happy Haunting” for my page. I teared a big chunk of patterned paper to “ground” the pumpkins and I backed each of them with different patterned papers and black cardstock for the eyes and mouths.

 

 

I added adhesive foam on the back of the cut file before adhering it to the page.

 

I also backed my title with adhesive foam. I love the extra dimension it gives to it.

 

 

I drew a spider web that connects my title to the photo and pumpkins.

 

Finally, I embellished the page with flowers, bats and a pumpkin cardstock sticker.

 

 

 

 

 

I handwrote my journaling and added a few white nuvo drops as the finishing touch.

 

 

I love the end result and the color scheme of my page.

 

I hope you do too !

 

Thanks for passing by today and I wish you a lovely crafty day !

 

Sophie xx

 


Happy Halloween | Nicole Nowosad October 20, 2020 07:00

Hey there cut file friends! It is Halloween week on the blog and I am excited to share a page using the new Halloween Icons cut file.

A cut file like this one is so versatile and is a good addition to your stash. This one has multiple images, and I chose to use a few on my page.

How fun are these icons! I chose to enlarge the spiderweb and add that along the right edge of my page to get started.

After that was in place, I added my photos and title using a font and then cut out these super cute pumpkins from Happy Jack.

They are the perfect little embellishments perfectly fitting into my pumpkin carving photos!

I added in a few layered bats from the Halloween Icons cut file set to finish things off!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you stock up on a few of our new Halloween cut files!

Nicole


HAPPY HALLOWEEN |Nathalie DeSousa October 19, 2020 07:00

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today to kick off Halloween week here in the JustNick Studio blog.   Though my kids are teenagers now, and were never big into celebrating Halloween, I still like to go back and bring past memories for my designs.  With so many new and beautiful cut files in the shop, it is so easy to put pages together quickly.

 


How fun is this Halloween page in non-traditional colors.   I really wanted something happy and lighter to document these pictures.  So, I started by adding a bit of watercolor that  matched the colors in the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

 

 

While the background dried, I cut the spiderweb design from black cardstock using the new Halloween Icons cut file.  

 

 

 

At the same time, I cut -from white cardstock - the Happy Halloween cut file three times.  While I stacked and glued this together -to form a dimensional title-, I cut the design one more time from patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio's Days of Splendor collection.

 

To set up the layout, first I added a frame of patterned paper around the entire layout; then, carefully, I attached the spiderweb die cut to the center of the page, and then added the title atop the spiderweb.  I used the negative parts of the patterned paper title die cut to back the title empty letter space.

I added a few embellishments from the same collection and Simple Stories Boo Crew through the page.  This was so fun and easy to put together.  Those non-traditional colors get a Halloween"y" feeling with the addition of the black spiderweb.  I hope you are inspired by this page, and check the cut file design in the Just Nick studio shop.

XO,


Sweet Dreams | Majken Pullin October 16, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hello lovely craft friends!  Majken here with you today to share a sweet scrapbook layout with my baby girl from 18 years ago.  <3  I chose to use a couple of cut files from the JustNick Studio store: Dream Big and Sunny Days.  Here is my project:

I chose to use this gorgeous rainbow paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Daydream collection, and I first stitched the rainbow bands, the blue hearts, and the raindrops.

Next I cut out "Sweet Dreams" from the Dream Big cut file using white textured cardstock on my Cameo.  To go with the blue hearts and the raindrops, I cut the "Dreams" outline from matching blue patterned paper to back the word.

I love the dimension from the stitches and popping up some of the ephemera flowers! I also didn't trust journaling directly on my layout after all the stitching, so I wrote on thin strips of white cardstock and cut it out to put between the pink and yellow rainbow bands.

The raindrops felt lonely without clouds, so I opened the "Sunny Days" cut file to cut out three clouds and backed them with two colors of patterned paper.  I dotted them with some of the word strip stickers, too.

Here are the lovely cut files I used on today's layout:

Dream Big

Thank you for joining us today on the JustNick Studio blog!  I hope you are inspired to create a sweet title on your own projects.

Majken


Bliss | Nicole Nowosad October 14, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone! Nicole here today sharing a project using one of our new floral cut files - Floral Cluster 3

Although this design is one larger image, I cut it all from white cardstock and then clipped it apart to separate on my project.

I added patterned paper behind some of the flowers and left some of them open, so that a lace like effect remains.

I love the white on white on this page, it really creates a lace like effect with just paper! The white cardstock leaves that remain allow the patterned paper to pop through on the base of the project.

 

 

Nicole


I don't like photos at all | Anna Blades October 13, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Anna here with you again with a new layout featuring one of the beautiful cut files designed by Nicole. For today's project, I chose the super cute Photo Memories cut file, which I cut large enough to take up most of the page.

I cut the camera from white cardstock and backed it with patterned paper. I raised the small parts with foam to add more dimension to the cut file. And I also stacked the whole camera to the page with a piece of foam too.

For my background, I used a watercolor sheet and made some mixed media with the Magical's from Lindy's. The colors match the papers really well, and it's hard to see it in the photos, but they have a beautiful glossy finish.  I trimmed half an inch from each side, I distressed the edges and put it onto a navy blue patterned paper.

If you look at the picture, you'll see that the title is ironic. My little daughter loves to pose like a model. To build my title, I combined an old Pinkfresh Studio alphabet sticker with the word "photos" from the cut file.

 I didn't have any cardstock from the right color, so I mixed some distress oxide inks in a piece of smooth cardstock to get this dark blue. Then, I cut out the word with my Cameo. I think it looks great!

For this layout, I used the gorgeous Daydream Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I created three floral clusters to embellish my page and change the original star-shaped camera lens for this circle frame die cut.

And that's it! I hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a crafty week!


My Little Sweet Heart | Sophie Delorme October 2, 2020 07:00 46 Comments

Hello all !

 

It's Sophie with you today sharing an adorable layout using the beautiful Whimsical Frames cut file.

 

 

Here is the cut file:

 

 

I cut the right upper frame three times with my cutting machine on white cardstock, and backed the centre of the frames with a photo of me and my little girl Sabrina, and some patterned papers from the Felicity Janes digital kit named "Amber".

 

Before adhering the frames to my page, I played with some water-colours to create a soft and subtle mixed media background that matched the color scheme of the collection.

 

 

I added adhesive foam under the frames for more dimension. I chose my title, which is a combination of some American Crafts Thickers and Pinkfresh Studio Mini puffy alpha stickers, and centered it just above my photo.

 

 

I fussy cut embellishments from the Felicity Jane collection like the leaves, the pumpkins and the beautiful hearts, as well as a subtitle. 

 

Finally, I added a paper bow, created with a punch, on top of the first frame, as the finishing touch. 

 

 

I love how it turned out ! These frames are so delicate and plenty of tiny details !

 

Remember, you don't always have to necessarily put a photo in a frame. You can embellish them with patterned papers or die cuts, ephemeras, etc. 

 

Here are more close-ups of the layout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you found inspiration in this layout !

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great crafty day !

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 


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,

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 

 


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!

Majken

Majken Pullin

 


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!

 

Nicole

 


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

Hello lovely crafty friends!  Majken here today with you to share a new project.  I used the "Hey You" cut file to create a large title.  Here is the full scrapbook layout:

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.

Majken


Love grows | Anna Blades August 26, 2020 07:00

Hey everyone!

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 !

 

Sophie xx

 

 


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:

Arch Background

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!

Majken

 


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 !

 

Sophie xx

 


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".

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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. 

Happy creating!

Majken


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...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always find that background cut files are a simple and easy way to get you started in creating a page ! Only a few embellishments are needed and you always get amazing results ! Keep in mind that you can always modify, cut, shrink, etc. the cut files to fit your needs !
I truly hope you got inspired by ma page today, thank you so much for passing by.
Sophie xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.  :)

Majken


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!

Majken


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 backed the cut file with different lovely patterned papers from the Jen Hadfield "Hey, Hello" collection, and used some goodies from that same collection as well as from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters collection. I added adhesive foam in the back of the cut file before adhering it to ma page.

 

I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page. 

My title comes from the Heidi Swapp Planner Mini Stocker Book. I wrote down my journaling on little stripes of paper and added the date. I applied a few Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there on my page as the finishing touch !
And here it is ! I love the end-result and hope you do too ! That cut file is so beautiful and easy to use !
Here are a few close-ups.

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !

Sophie xx

 

 

Lovely Bird | Majken Pullin June 4, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone-

Welcome to the blog - Majken here with you today sharing a sweet layout with a photo of a hummingbird captured a few years ago by my husband.  I used Spring Birdhouse and Stems 4...take a look!

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!

Majken