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BESTIES by Sophie Delorme September 23, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone and happy fall !

 

It's Sophie here and I am sharing a beautiful autumnal layout about my little girl and our dog. 

 

 

The assignment today was to create a page using a cut file like a stencil. When I saw the gorgeous Mandalla 3 that just arrived in the store, I NEW I had to use it in some way !!!

 

 

I cut it on white cardstock, put it on water-colour paper and applied white textured paste delicately on it with a palette knife. I removed the cut file and let my background dry completely before adding water-colours that matched my color scheme. I used the beautiful "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories.

 

 

I placed my photo on the right lower corner of my layout, to really make the mandala stand out from the page. I layered tissue paper, adhesive foam and a few patterned papers behind it.

 

 

I embellished around my photo with stickers and fussy cut flowers from the same Simple Stories collection. I also teared a strip of patterned paper for the bottom edge of the page.

 

I used a Simple Stories foam sticker for my title, and adhered it so that it starts right in the centre of the beautiful mandala. 

 

 

I handwrote my journaling directly on the background and added plenty of blue, white and pink Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch.

 

 

Oh how I like the end-result ! This Mandalla cut file is just fabulous !!! Using cut files like a stencil is another beautiful way to get creative and it gives a completely different look to them !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired to use this Mandalla cut file and get your creativity going !

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 

 


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

 


TOGETHER RIGHT NOW by Sophie Delorme September 11, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends !

 

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a colourful layout with you !

 

 

I used one of the newest cut file in the shop called Boho Florals 3:

 

 

I started my design with a white background, playing with mixed media, applying some Distress Oxide inks diluted with water using the packaging technic on my water-colour cardstock. 

 

I cut the cut file on white cardstock as well, and backed it with the beautiful Paige Evans collection named "Truly Grateful" from Pinkpaislee. I carefully stitched the flower with white thread and mounted the centre piece of the flower on adhesive foam for a little extra dimension.

 

 

I adhered the cut file on the colourful part of my background to make it stand out.

 

I put layers of tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers behind my photo and adhered it on the right side of the cut file. 

 

 

I fussy cut plenty of beautiful flowers and leaves from the Truly Grateful patterned papers and added them to the cut file, and around my photo.

 

 

The words of the title are stickers from the same collection.

 

Finally I wrote down my journaling and added the date !

 

This page came together easily and quickly, and that's what I like so much about cut files ! Isn't this floral cut file a pure delight ?!

 

I hope I have inspired you to use it in your own way !

 

Here are more close-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, 

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 


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 my happy | Anna Blades July 29, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. This is Anna and for today's project, I was in the mood to do some mixed media background.

I love big title cut files, so I used the "You are my happy" cut file, which is fantastic because you have three different styles with the same phrase purchasing just one cut file.  

First, I used my watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin to create a watercolor background with three colors: pink, yellow, and mint. Then, I used a stencil by Paige Evans and white texture paste to give more texture and interest.  I cut one of the titles from the "You are my happy" cut file from white cardstock and outlined the capital letters with a black marker to make them stand out.

I cut just the word "happy" from pattern paper because I wanted it to be more visible. This way it matches the rest of the page too. I also covered the heart of the cut file with a heart that I fussy cut from one of the papers from the collection that I used.

To embellish my page I used the "Floral swag  5" cut file. I cut it from white cardstock and placed it in the upper right corner. I was thinking to color it with watercolors, but finally, I decided to leave it white. I ripped four stripes of pattern paper and glued them at the top and bottom of the page. I love this floral paper.

For this layout, I used an old collection from Simple Stories: "Posh". It's one of my "old faves", but now I only have a few bits left. Look at that little bird, isn't it the cutest?

And that's it! I hope you like this layout and I hope it gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to check out the new cut files in the store every week!

Have a crafty week! See you soon!


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!!


BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that ! 

I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.

I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !

So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!

 I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.

 I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout. 

 I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.

 Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you  will get inspired on the spot !

Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wish you all a great crafty day !

Sophie xx


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!


{Wonderful Day} Print & Cut a Cut File with Minc Foil | Majken Pullin June 19, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today to share how I used the Silhouette Studio print and cut feature with the Minc foil to create a fun cut file title.  I used the new It's a Wonderful Day cut file -- which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it!

It's so hard to photograph foil, so my main photo shows unbalanced light so you can better see that gorgeous pink foil I've paired with the Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice collection (with a little embellishment help from Pink Paislee Auburn Lane).  Here is the layout with balanced light:

The first thing I did was spattered some ink on a blank textured white cardstock and set it aside to dry.

Next I opened the It's a Wonderful Day cut file in Studio, choose Print & Cut, and print the cut file on smooth cardstock on my laser printer.  Some tips for you:

  1. Make sure your registration marks are turned on.  What you are printing should not fall into the hashmarked area.
  2. Use smooth cardstock so your foil will apply smoothly.
  3. Make your print slightly larger than the cut so that you don't have toner missing on the edges.
  4. Use a laser printer to print your file.  If you don't have one, you can use a copy place like Kinko's or use laser toner paper like the one from Heidi Swapp (if you use toner paper then there's no need to print...you just need to cut your file as you normally would).

Once it was printed, I sent the file to my Silhouette Cameo to cut.

Then it's ready to put through the Minc machine with the foil.  I used the #3 setting.  Rather than back the cut file letters individually, I tore strips of paper to lay behind the "wonderful".

I tucked my layered photo in the top left of the strips.

A few embellishments and journal strips finished the layout.

Here's the cut file.

I hope you try your take on print and cut with foiling - if you do, share it with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio.

Thanks for dropping by today!  Have a great weekend.

Majken

Majken Pullin


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


The Beauty Of You | Claudia van Rooijen May 19, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection and the Crazy Circle Background cut file.

Crazy Circle Background

The collection comes with this beautiful floral wreath type of paper so I thought it would cool to cut it out and layer it behind my photo.

I didn't want this layout to be overly complicated so I mostly just grabbed some florals featured within the collection and layered them behind the wreath for a little bit of dimension.

I added some enamel dots around the layout for some additional pops of color.

The acetate florals are my favorite within the collection - I love the effect they add and this color is so pretty!

 

Then I punched out some tiny butterflies and positioned them on the layout with the wings folded up.

The last thing I did was add some gold splatters which makes it all come together.

Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout!

Have a wonderful day,

Xo Claudia

 


Snap Story | Vicki Parker May 18, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my very last layout for JustNick. I have really loved my term on the design team - Nicole's cut files are fabulous! Today's layout looks like this...

I used two cut files - the first is called Photo Memories and you can find it in store here.

And the second is called Capture Every Moment and is in store here.

I mostly used Maggie Holmes Sweet Story collection for this layout and started by tearing a piece of the rainbow paper to put along the bottom of my layout and to back the camera cut file (which I did as a whole rather than individual pieces).

I then added some clear gesso to my white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add a watercolour effect on the page in similar colours to the paper.

I mounted my photos with the frames cut on patterned paper and arranged them above the camera - I was going for the effect of showing a sequence coming from the camera itself.

Finally, I embellished with various chipboard and stickers from the collection and the layout is complete.

I hope it inspires you in some way. Thank you for all the love for my layouts over the past year, it's been wonderful working on this team - maybe one day I'll be back ;-)

 

 

 


Love These Moments | Claudia van Rooijen May 6, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with a layout I created using the 'Moments' cut file and my Chasing The Sun collection with Pretty Little Studio.
I always love using cut files like this one because they are such a great start off point to any project and there is a lot of different ways to use it. For this one I decided to mount all the letters with the same paper and then added foam tape so it would add dimension since I used white cardstock for my background.
The collection comes with some cute frames so rather than adding layers behind my photo I decided to switch it up and just use the frame.
One of my personal favorite papers in the collection is a paper with watercolor brush strokes. I cut them out one by one and played around with the positioning to create a faux mixed media effect - I love how it came out!
Whenever I use a cut file of a word I always like to decorate each letter with little embellishments so I pulled out some icecream cones and small florals to help create more interest. I made sure that all colors were somehow featured and I personally always love a colorful layout.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to create.
Thank you so much for joining me,
Xo Claudia

Kindness Everyday | Majken Pullin May 5, 2020 07:00

Hello friends!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone is taking a big, deep cleansing breath as we head into a new month.  Is it just me, or did April feel like it was 897 days long? Well, in any case, it's a nice time to celebrate the small things --  like when siblings are kind to one another.  My daughter and son do get along for the most part, but when you can see the love, those are golden times.  <3  I'm so glad I was able to capture a spontaneous moment of their love on camera a few years ago.  Let's take a peek!

Kindness Everyday

For my layout, I first found my two photos and muted the photo color saturation so the bright colors in the background wouldn't be too bold and overpower (but not so much to make them fully black and white) before printing them.  I pulled out the Pebbles This is Family collection.

I spritzed some Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distressed Oxide ink and water onto my white textured cardstock.  While I let that dry, I cut the Kindness Everyday cut file out on one of the floral patterned papers from the collection using my Cameo 4.

I also matted my photos using patterned papers and black textured cardstock.

I love a bold title on a scrapbook layout!  I cut nine rectangles out and adhered them to the edges of my 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" white cardstock background, adhered that to a 12x12 black cardstock, and then sewed around the edge of the white and over the pink rectangles.

Some ephemera and enamel dots finished the layout!

This was a fun layout to pull together, and I hope you are inspired to create using cut files and pretty paper!

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

We appreciate you stopping by the blog today!  Stay safe, be crafty.

Majken

Majken Pullin


Home Sweet Home | Monique Liedtke May 2, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Monique here with a new layout inspiration for you! I used the "Home Sweet Home" cut file and the "Slice of Life" collection from Amy Tangerine for my page. 

And this is the cut file I used:

The "Home Sweet Home" cut file contains many more files than just the phrase I used, but for my layout I only needed the Home Sweet Home phrase.

I prepared my background by coloring the white cardstock with four colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I machine stitched the "Home Sweet Home" phrase on top and embellished with lots of die-cuts and stickers.

I selected two small Polaroid photos of my youngest with our puppy and matted these with patterned paper. These photos were added above the Home Sweet Home cut file and in the bottom corners I adhered some fussy cut flowers and a super cute little foam rainbow.

Above and below the photos I adhered another foam phrase and a word sticker (from Pretty Little Studio) and above the photos I wrote a little bit of journaling.

In between the letters I added a few stickers and cute die-cuts, like this doggie:

Or this cup with flowers:

And this home baked pie:

All of these die-cuts were very appropriate for a Home Sweet Home layout I thought! 

When my page was almost done I decided I wanted the orange/fuchsia patterned paper behind my white cardstock background. So I cut off a strip of approx. 1 cm on each of the four sides and glued the cardstock on top of the patterned paper. Then I machine stitched around the edges. 

Next I stamped the word "Today" in the bottom left corner and a few paw prints below the dog die-cut and next to my left photo. The silver ink drops came last! And I was done! Hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate it! Don't forget to visit the JustNick store to grab this cut file or one of the many others.

Did you know that we have a NSD sale going on from May 1-3, 2020? You can get this Home Sweet Home cut file with 50% off and many more of course. Wishing you a happy weekend and happy shopping!  


Fly | Vicki Parker May 1, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout which I hope you will find inspiring in some way!

 

I used an older cut file called Up in the Air, which you can find in store here

 

I started by cutting just the top left balloon three times - one big and the other two smaller. I used one of the Paige Evans Bloom Street papers to back all three balloons and then added a little bit of subtle watercolour to each to add a slightly more 'grungy' feel. I also put a very light blue wash over the background cardstock so that it gave the impression of sky.

I also painted the baskets of the balloons in coordinating colours rather than leave them white.

I layered up my photo with some pocket life cards and then used some Bloom Street florals to embellish, together with a PinkFresh layered sticker and some Bramble Fox clouds.

Finally, I added by title using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Thickers which I adore and will be sad to run out of! And that's it! I do hope you like it - thank you so much for looking. See you next time!

 


Amazing / Nastya Efimenko April 28, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using beautiful cut file.

 

In the background I drew a flower in watercolor.

And added this beautiful butterfly  - Floral Butterfly

Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.

 


Love | Vicki Parker April 25, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous new April releases.

 

 

I used Spring Wreath 2 which you can find in store here.

 

 

I started by cutting the wreath on some patterned paper from Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection and sticking it slightly off centre on a sheet of Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper in a similar greeny/blue shade.

 

 

I wanted to do lots of layering around my photo, but leave the wreath pretty much as it was because it's so, so pretty.

 

 

I used lots of die cuts and stickers from the Jen Hadfield, Hey Hello collection to layer up the photo and I also added a few enamel dots and paint splatters. 

 

 

I finished with the title "Love" using some Amy Tangerine Thickers. I was happy with how this came together - it's lovely and subtle and really showcases the cutfile and photo. Thanks for looking!

 


Rainbow Baby | Majken Pullin April 23, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.  I'm sharing some rainbow inspiration today using Chasing Rainbows and the Sketch Block Alpha.  I decided my rainbow was going to follow the color pattern you see in a secondary rainbow where the colors are reversed from the standard ROYGBIV you see in a primary rainbow.  I used Pink Paislee's Bloom Street by Paige Evans (with some help on orange from Horizon).

Rainbow Baby

I cut out "rainbows" and the rainbow outline from the Chasing Rainbow and "BABY" from the Sketch Block Alpha cut files first using white textured cardstock.  I decided on the papers for the inside of the rainbow bands and cut each out using my Cameo.  (To do this, release the compound path of the rainbow, remove the outside edges, and create an offset for each band to make them slightly larger to glue behind the rainbow outline.  You could also cut each without offsetting to fit them inside the rainbow like a puzzle if you prefer.)

A second look at a different angle.  You can see I scattered some matching enamel dots inside the rainbow bands for some additional texture.  I popped up some ephemera flowers using 3D foam adhesive to add even more dimension!

For the title, I left "BABY" unbacked because I wanted the pretty watercolor background to peek through.  I trimmed some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up too. I snipped the "s" off the end of "rainbows" to modify the word for how I used it.

I layered my photo with different papers and added journaling and other ephemera to finish my layout. 

I hope you are inspired to create your own rainbow!  Here are the cut files I used on today's layout. 

Show us your work using your favorite JustNick Studio cut files on Instagram...tag us!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Majken

Majken Pullin

 

 


What A Cutie | Claudia van Rooijen April 22, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the new Butterfly Background 4 cut file and the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee. 

I really love this cut file and it took me a little while to decide what collection to use with it since I think that butterflies go with most collections. I thought it would be fun to throw it back a bit and use an older collection so I pulled out Fancy Free - a lot of the papers are so pretty and would make a great background but this particular paper with pink/orange brush strokes really caught my eye. 

I love the acetate frame that came with the ephemera pack and used it as an overlay for a fun and colorful effect. Since the collection is so colorful I chose to use a black and white photo of my cat Joey for a bit of contrast.

I cut out some tiny florals out of a 12x12 paper and placed them around the layout to make it look a bit more interesting. Behind some of the florals I then added some foam tape to create dimension.

The tassel was one of the last things I added and I decided to layer it with this puffy heart from an older Maggie Holmes collection (I love these!).

To finish off the project I added some gold splatters using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray in the color Gold Lame - you can't go wrong with those!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it has inspired your next project in some way. Thank you for joining me,

Xo Claudia

 


Hello sweet | Anna Blades April 21, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here today sharing this summer-themed project. This new Floral Butterfly cut file that Nicole designed is absolutely gorgeous. These flowers remind me of this picture of my oldest daughter, from our last summer holiday. Now that we have been cooped up at home for 5 weeks, I miss those days so much.

 

                                                            

For my background I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin with the packaging technique. I went for the same palette as my flowers.

After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers with patterned papers and the butterfly's wing with vellum, so you can see a little bit of the background through it. Then I popped it up with foam squares.

I placed the photo on top of the wing, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful flowers. The Hawaiian flowers from the "Maui" collection by Mintopía Studio were the perfect complement for it.  I also glued some more flowers in the bottom left corner and in the upper right corner.

I put two strips of ripped paper at the top and bottom of the page in coordinating colors.

My title was built with puffy words from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I scattered some sequins across my layout to make it a little more shinier.

I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too!!

Stay safe and see you soon!


Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54

Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!

I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there! 

I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with! 

 

I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K! 

Which letters will you use?!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Hello Sunshine | Vicki Parker April 14, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today to share my latest layout using one of the new April cut files.

 

I used the Hello Sunshine cut file which you can find in store here.

 

 

It cut really nicely and I decided to back it with some colour papers from the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander collection.

 

 

Before sticking the letters to the page, I added some watercolour mixed media beneath where sunshine would go using the packaging technique and added a few splatters too.

 

 

The cut file really speaks for itself, so I didn't need a whole lot more on the page - I just added some fussy cut flowers and a butterfly die cut from the same collection. I also matted the photo with one of the patterned papers and used foam to add dimension. I also used foam behind the letters.

 

 

And that was how it came together. I love a cut file, it really simplifies what you have to do on the rest of the page whilst still giving loads of impact! I hope you liked it and it gives you some inspiration. Until next time....

 


Magical Moments | Claudia van Rooijen April 10, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with a new layout I created using the new Spring Florals 2 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.

I wanted to create a colorful layout so I made sure to pull in most (if not all) of the colors that were featured in the collection.

I decided to cut the cutfile out of white cardstock so that I could then add some patterned paper behind it. I added some foam tape behind the cut file to create more dimension since I am also using a sheet of white cardstock as my main background.

Since there were so many colors on the layout already I chose to use a black and white photo so it wouldn't be too much. 

I used two different papers to create a border once I was done embellishing.

The last thing I did was add some gold splatters using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold Lame - my favorite way to finish off pretty much any project.

Thank you for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to sit down and craft yourself this weekend.

Xo Claudia

 

 


Spring Girl - Create a Custom Title | Majken Pullin April 7, 2020 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you are staying healthy and calm during these uncertain times.  I am so thankful for papercrafting during this global stress.  I especially like immersing myself in all the pretty papers and colors of spring, and today's layout is no exception.  Let's take a peek!

Spring Girl

Last fall I created a layout with the Autumn Windowpanes, so when I saw the new Spring Windowframe cut file (link coming soon!), I knew I would use it right away.  So I sized it to about 10" x 10" and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  JustNick Studio cut files can be used on just about any electronic cutting machine too.

I took another sheet of white textured cardstock and opened my Prima Tropicals watercolors to make droplets of color on the background.  While that dried, I backed most of the flowers in the Windowframe cut file with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray papers - such vibrant and pretty colors!

I layered the photo of my daughter using several patterned papers, and then adhered the Spring Windowframe to my background, then added my layered photo on top.  I used chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to frame the bottom right corner of my layout as well as sprinkled some more around the windowframe.

For my title, I combined two cut files to create a banner.  It's easy to mix and match a font with another cut file to create a custom title!  First, pull your background shape for as many letters as you need - I used the pennant banner from Banner Essentials.  Then choose your alpha cut file (I used Type It Font Alpha) and copy the letters into the file.  I changed the color of the alphas from black to yellow so I could see exactly where I wanted them.  Next, choose each banner and letter together, right click, and choose "Make Compound Path".  You can do this technique with an infinite number of cut files and alphas for custom titles!

Once I cut the banner, I backed them with white cardstock.  I pulled "girl" from the Girl Flower cut file, cut it from white textured cardstock, and adhered it to the banner.

Here are the cut files I used for today's layout.

Spring Windowframes

I hope this spring-y layout inspires you to create today, and to create your own custom titles!

Have a good and calm week.

Majken

 


Today / Nastya Efimenko April 6, 2020 07:00

Hello craft friends!

Nastya here today with you. And I want to s hare my spring layout.

 

 

I created using cut file  - Spring Wreath

 

Flowers I filled the scrapbooking papers and  attached them to the background using foam adhesive.

 

I added some watercolor splashes and butterfly stamps.

 

Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.

 


Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04

Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file! 

One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :) 

 Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!

One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!

 

I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy! 

If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo

Thanks so much for stopping by!


SPRING LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa March 30, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today just in time to kick off our Spring celebration.   Even as we try to get used  to our new normal, the world is quietly changing in my corner of the world.  So, what better way to celebrate the season than with color, flowers and a few cut files from JustNick Studio

 

 

Just love all the soft colors and simplicity on the page. I am always drawn to wreaths, so i chose the new FLORAL WREATH 4 to create the background of this page.  But i chose to split the wreath in half so that the floral details of the cut sit on the center of the page.

 

 

 

I pulled a picture of my daughter walking on the Humber river a few years back, as it reminds me of the nice warm clear days of Spring.  I set it in between the wreath pieces and set to create the embellishments for the page.

 

 

 

 

 

I chose the BUILD A FLOWER 3, BUILD A FLOWER 6, BUILD A FLOWER 7 and STEMS 5 cut files to cut all the flowers from white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

To add color to the flowers and leaves, i used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons.  I simply scribbled  a bit of the color on a piece of plastic, diluted the pigment and use it as watercolor on the die cuts.

 

To finish the page, i simply glued the flowers creating clusters around the wreath, then  glued the negative pieces of the cut file to add a few more small details to the cluster.

 

 

A few lines of journal, and splatters of gold and white ink complete the page.  I love how easy this came together, and how it brings the feel of spring to the page.  Remember to check all the cut files at the Just Nick Studio Shop.

KEEP SAFE everyone

 


"Spring" using Spring Outline Alpha & Stems | Majken Pullin March 25, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone!  Majken here with you today continuing our "Spring" themed week.  It's a good time to be distracted with flowers and beauty - don't you think?  Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog.  Take a look at my layout.

I used the new Spring Outline Alpha set to put together the word "Spring" in Silhouette Studio and enlarged it to stretch across the 12 inch paper.  I used that as my title along the left side of my layout after I backed it with pretty papers from Paige Evan's Pink Paislee Bloom Street collection and popped up with 3D foam adhesive. 

For this layout, I captured my daughter and niece on Easter from many years ago - the photos just make me smile!  Before I put the photo area on the page, I sprinkled some Prima Tropicals watercolors on the background.  They work so nicely with the pretty dots on the butterfly, which I couldn't resist using!

I put the photos on a patterned paper mat and started tucking different sizes of the Stems cut file with some ephemera.

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

I hope you take some time this spring to create something pretty with JustNick Studio's fabulous new Spring cut files!

Thank you for taking time to visit the blog today.  Be well!

Majken


Celebrate Spring | Claudia van Rooijen March 23, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the beautiful new Floral Wreath 4 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection from a few years ago. The theme of the layout is spring and I couldn't really think of a collection that is more fitting.

I decided to just cut it from white cardstock and then pulled the papers from the collection to see which one looked best with it. I went with this pink polka dot paper.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the layout since the photo is actually a bit larger than the photos I normally use but ended up creating a floral cluster at the bottom of the photos using all the different florals within the collection and putting foam tape behind some of then to create some nice dimension.

I also fussy cut some butterflies to create even more dimension on top of all the florals. 

I definitely wanted to keep the focus on the photo which is why I decided to not put anything above the photo - I also didn't want the layout to get too busy.

I had a lot of fun sitting down with this (older) collection and revisiting it.

Thank you for joining me,  I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout but most of all I hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time.

Xo Claudia


Sweet Kitty | Majken Pullin March 21, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends...happy Saturday!  Majken here...thanks for joining me today.  We are so close to spring, and today I've created a layout using the new Floral Umbrella cut file - it's so beautiful, I had to cut it as soon as I got it!  Here is my layout:

I cut out the cut file using white textured American Crafts cardstock and started backing it with patterned papers from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection.  I backed the umbrella with the blue paper with the pink pattern, and then I started backing each of the flowers with different colors. 

I tested the backed Floral Umbrella on different papers, including white cardstock, but ultimately I tried a dark blue textured cardstock and the colors just popped!  So I trimmed it down slightly and backed the blue cardstock background with the rainbow stripe paper.

Our sweet kitty Oreo sleeping was the perfect photo to put among the pretty flowers.  After layering some ephemera and stickers around the photo and layout, I used some buttons for flower centers, alpha stickers for the title, and scattered some clear enamel dots around to look like water drops.

Here is the lovely new cut file I used:

Go grab this and many new and pretty cut files in the JustNick shop!

Have a great day.

Majken

 


Chasing rainbows | Anna Blades March 20, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

How are you doing? I hope you are all safe. In these weird days we need hope. But spring is going to come anyway, so we have to think that everything is gonna be ok. 

My layout for today is full of shine and colors to bring you some happiness.

I used the pretty Chasing rainbows cut file. I cut both rainbow and title from white cardstock. 

Instead of backing the rainbow with patterned paper, I did it with vellum and I glued all the sequins on top. 

For my title I use the cut file as a guide and hand stitched it with yellow thread. 

And every rainbow needs clouds, so I cut a few ones with the Up in the clouds cut file 

I also hand sititched the clouds to make them fluffier. 

I made the background with Lindy's magicals. I also used some die cut flowers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection. 

 And that's all folks! I hope you like it!

Than you so much for stopping by today!

See you soon!

 


My Dream | Monique Liedtke March 17, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends! It's Monique here sharing a layout I made with this super cute "Floral Umbrella" cut file. When Echo Park's collection "Alice In Wonderland" was released I was one of the first to buy it. But when it arrived I didn't know what to use it for and it ended it up in my pile of scrapbook papers. This cut file made me think of that collection straight away, so I looked for some fun photos and got started. Here's what I made: 

Isn't this cut file just perfect?!! 

I enlarged the cut file a little and adhered lots of different patterned papers behind it: 

I just love how this looks already! Now the fun part started! Don't get me wrong, I love backing cut files as well, I just love building my page more. I contemplated whether or not I shoud add watercolor paint behind the umbrella, but decided against it and to go with a clean white backgroud with only a couple of paint drops. 

The place of the photo strip was easy, that had to come left of the umbrella shaft with a journaling card on the right. Next I only had to add some die-cuts and stickers. When I was done I decided to add a blue cardstock behind my page to add a bit more color. 

Here are a few close-ups:

Of course I machine stitched around my page, on the cut file and a bit here and there on my layout.  

I really love how this turned out. If you decide to use this cut file as well I would love to see it! Please share it on Instagram using the #justnickstudio hashtag or on our facebook page

Lots of fabulous new cut files are added to the JustNick Studio Store! Don't forget to check them all out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful week. 


Hello spring / Nastya Efimenko March 16, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a few cut files.

Background I painted with watercolors and added title  - Hello spring 

I also added some twigs from  build a wreath 

 

I also added bird stamps and my spring is ready.

Thank´s so much for looking!


Summertime Loving | Claudia van Rooijen March 13, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection (can you tell I'm really trying to finish documenting my last vacation in time for my next one in June?) and the new Floral Doily cut file from the store.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to use white cardstock or patterned paper for this cut file but ended up using the blue pattern from the collection to cut it with.

Then I pulled out the 12x12 paper pad and see which paper I wanted to use as the background. I picked the paper with the navy dots since it was the most subtle one.

I thought it would be nice to be able to add some dimension behind the cut file so I grabbed a piece of white paper and traced the outline of the cutfile so I could mount it and put some foam tape behind the whole thing. 

The paper flower was a great way to add both dimension and texture to the layout. 

My goal was to create a layout with a summer vibe and I think I did okay in accomplishing that.  

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day.

Xo Claudia


Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!

Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere. 

That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:

I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:

You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!

To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use. 

I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background. 

 I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension. 

I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file. 

For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.  

I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!

See you soon!