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12 Days of Giveaways Day 12 | Claudia van Rooijen December 12, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello scrappy friends! Claudia here and it's Day 12 of our 12 Days of Givaways. 

Today's freebie is the Christmas Tree cut file: 

Use the code TREE4FREE during checkout to get this cut file for free.
The code is only valid on December 12th, 2019 until midnight CST.

For my layout I'm using a photo taken during Christmas last year of me, my mom and my grandmother. I created this layout with the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection which is one of my favorite winter/Christmas collections as I adore the colors.

I spent quite a lot of time layering this cut file but I think the end result was well worth it. In some parts I layered some vellum on top of patterned paper which is not something I had done before but I really love the look of it.

If you back a lot of cut files I can definitely recommend having a gold glittered paper in your stash (or any other glitter paper if gold is not your thing) because it will look good on pretty much all cut files.

I had a lot of fun embellishing this layout and am happy with the way it turned out.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!

Xo Claudia

 


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 10 | Vicki Parker December 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends, it's Vicki here with you today to share my latest layout.  Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday for 12 days. Today's freebie is the On The List cut file which is so much fun. Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

 

 

This is the layout I made using the cut file....

 

 

Fun right? I arranged the cutfile over the whole page and cut it from a patterned paper. Then I backed the letters and 'Naughty' with some Christmas coloured patterned papers, adding back in the centre of letters where needed.

 

 

It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used a star stencil to add some small stars with white texture paste around the page.

 

 

I then used some dark cardstock and Christmas embellishments to frame my photos of me being silly! 

 

 

And that's how it came together! I love this cutfile and if you want to know how to get it for free, read on....

Enter the code: LISTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10th at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks for looking, until next time....

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

That's the layout I created with this cut file:

Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.

I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.

I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here's how you can get your free cut file:

Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refund will be given. The design will still be available in the Justnick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!

See you soon!!


12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable! 

This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it! 

I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat! 

If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun! 

Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!

***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***

***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***

No purchase necessary, coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available for purchase after the discount code expires! 

Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00

Hello and welcome to the celebration!  Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files.  I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway.  Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).

Gingerbread House

Here is the project I created with this fun file! 

Gingerbread House Day

This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it.  I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.

Isn't the roof so much fun?!  I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers. 

I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!

I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.

The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.

How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?

Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file!  Here is how:

***Enter the code: GINGERFREE at checkout to get this design for free.***
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2019 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.  The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

 

Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!

Majken


Today is a Good Day to be Happy | Majken Pullin November 29, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  It's Majken today here with you on the JustNick Studio blog, and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today where I've hand-stitched my cut file title. Here is my layout.

Today is a Good Day to be Happy

I have a tutorial on how to create a stitch file from a cut file with the Silhouette Cameo here.  Today's method was a little different in that I cut the inside of the "Happy" and the stitch holes on the outside edge to then stitch the outside. Here's what that looked like in Silhouette Studio.

Happy

In the above example, I released the compound path and removed the inside pieces so that only the word outline would cut.  My stitch holes were created by creating an offset of "Happy" and then proceeding to add the periods to the offset.  You will need to make sure your offset is large enough for the stitching to not tear through the edges.

After I cut "Happy" and the stitch holes, I stitched with embroidery thread and then backed the title with the fun patterned paper from Bella Blvd "Squeeze the Day" collection!

Happy

Happy

I also sprinkled some black ink and enamel hearts and stickers on the layout, and included a heart from Basic Hearts to pair with the smaller hearts from the collection.

Basic Hearts

My photo area needed a bit more of a boost, so I cut out a Scalloped Flowers to use in the mat area.

Scalloped Flowers

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

Happy

Basic Hearts

Scalloped Flowers

I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Majken

Majken Pullin


Remember | Vicki Parker November 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout using one of the brand new November cut files.

 

 

I loved the Remember cut file straight away - you can find it in the store here.

 

 

I started by backing each letter with a paper from Pretty Little Studio that has a gradient starting with pale pink and ending with an orangey tone - it worked really well and I used the reverse of the paper to add a strip down one side of the cut file. This added some contrast on the 'Flamingo' cardstock.

 

 

I added some fussy cut leaves, some floral die cuts and a chipboard pumpkin along with a cute rainbow to embellish.

 

 

I finished with some splatters of gold after adding my photo backed with some vellum.

 

 

I hope my layout gives you some inspiration for using this fabulous cut file which I think would also be great to scrap veterans. Until next time...

 


How Sweet This Is | Claudia van Rooijen November 26, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! Claudia here with another layout I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection.

For this layout I'm using the beautiful Remember Floral cut file.

I cut it from white cardstock and then mounted it with a watercolor background paper from the collection.

I knew I wanted it to mostly feature pink and yellow.

I placed a few of the phrase stickers that I felt applied to my photo (a selfie of me and Amy during one of our walks in August).

It's quite a simple layout but I really wanted the cut file to be the main focus of the layout so I felt that it didn't need a ton of embellishing and only added a few small things here and there.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout!

Xo Claudia


It's a Wonderful Life / Sarah Bargo November 25, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! I have a fun new layout to share with you today using the Snowflakes Background cut file! It is one of my favorite cut files, I just love it! 

I struggle sometimes with large layouts, that's why I love using large cut files, they make 12x12 layouts so simple to make!

Just add a few stickers and embellishments and you're all set! These snowflakes have so many darling little details! 

This is definitely one I'll keep using time and time again :) What is your favorite type of cut file to use?

Thank you so much for stopping by!


THANKFUL | Nathalie DeSousa November 22, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our American friends.  This time of the year always bring lots of reflection, love and gratitude, and what better way to documenting than to create a scrapbook layout using some of the JustNick Studio cut files.

 

 

 

Our biggest blessing are our kids.  So i wanted to make them the highlight of this page.  I started by creating the background with a bit of handstitching and using the Compressed Chevron background as a stitching guide.

 

 

 

I chose embroidery floss that will match the colors in the Maggie Holmes Heritage collection for the background, and watched a few Christmas movies while i finished detailing the lines.

 

 

 

I set the picture in place and added embellishments to create the clusters on the page.   I then used the Card Sentiments 3 cut file to  cut the "thankful"  from a piece of Vicki Boutin Foundation paper and then added a bit of shine by coloring it with Gold Glaze.

 

 

The title was attached with a bit of foam adhesive to the page, and then all was left to do was add some journal lines and embellishments to complete this page.

 

 

I hope that this has inspired you to document your gratitude using some of Just NIck Studio beautiful cut files.

 

Til Next time,

 


Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 19, 2019 11:07

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today sharing a new layout on this "thankful" week!

Here in Catalonia we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but I think it's important to remember the good things in your life and give thanks for them. And I'm very grateful for my lovely family!

For this layout I used the "Thankful 2" cut file for my main title, which I backed with patterned paper. Then, I raised it up with little foam squares.

To complete it, I stamped the words "for you" with distress oxide ink (Victorian Velvet) .

I also used the "Leaf Cluster 2" to embellish my page, because I think that the leaves look a lot like the ones of the die cuts that I used in this layout. They're are backed with patterned paper too.

All items used in this page are from Heidi Swapp's "Honey and Spice" collection. It's so beautiful and these big flowers are really gorgeous.

I hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to check out the new cut files every week!

See you soon!!

 


Thankful | Claudia van Rooijen November 15, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the new 'Grateful Heart' cut file and the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection. I'm thankful for so many people but for this one I decided to document this photo of me and Amy (our dog) because I'm so thankful for having her as my walking companion which has been great for both my physical and mental health this past year.

The first thing I did was decide which paper to mount behind the cut file and ended up going for this pretty watercolor paper (my favorite!) that was a perfect match for the color scheme I had in mind.

I knew I wanted to use lots of flower around and inside of the heart so I pulled a decent amount of acetate florals from the collection. 

I placed some enamel dots all around to create pops of color - I love these!

I backed white paper behind some of the acetate florals so that they weren't see through anymore and others I just kept as is for a little bit of variety in texture.

In the end I came in with the puffy stickers to fill up some of the empty spaces within the heart.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to craft yourself!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Xo Claudia

 


All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!

 I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life! 

I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!

I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!

Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you! 

 

 


XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00

Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.

 

 

This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.

 

 

I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.

 

 

Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.

After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.

 

It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.

 

 

I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....

 


Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"!  Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today.  I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again.  The colors are just so lovely!

Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.

I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo.  Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection.  The colors are so lovely!  With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.

Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.

For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.

I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.

Here are the cut files:

Leaf Background 2

You make My Heart Smile

You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here.  I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend!  Have a great day!

Majken

 


Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there! 

Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.

Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.

 

As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border.  This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.

In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.

For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.

And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!

See you soon,


Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.

 

I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots. 

I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.

To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!


Fall Days | Majken Pullin October 26, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today!  I'm so glad you join us today on the JustNick Studio blog.  Even here in South Texas, we're feeling the early stages of fall.  I love the colors of fall, even if I don't get to see them often! 

Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Autumn Windowpanes cut file.  What's great about a grid cut file is that it simplifies the planning for your project because it divides your project area naturally.  Let's take a look at one way to use the cut file.

I first sized the cut file to approximately 11"x11" and then cut it out of the pretty green patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market collection. My base is white textured cardstock, and I decided to sew the grid and also pop it up with 3D foam squares for texture and dimension.

Then the easy part!  I cut a few squares slightly larger than the grid to put in the empty spaces, and I also backed a couple of the leaf files.

After that, I placed my photo on some burlap for additional texture.

Then I added some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.

What will you use the cut file to create?  We'd love to see your projects, so make sure you share them with us and tag us on Instagram! 

Autumn Windowpanes

Enjoy your weekend, and have fun creating!

Majken


Feels Like Fall | Monique Liedtke October 25, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing a Fall layout using the beautiful new "Leaf Circle Background" cut file and the Truly Grateful collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, combined with a few sheets from her Horizon collection. This cut file is so perfect for a Fall layout, when I saw it, I just had to use it! Here's what I made:

And this is the "Leaf Circle Background" cut file I used:

I cut the leaf circle from the multicolored sheet (Horizon, paper 3) and love the result, with all the leaves in different colors! Just like Fall, right?! 

Except for the "Leaf Circle Background" cut file I used two other cut files: the "Feels Like Fall" cut file:

and the "Fall Leaves" cut file:

Fall is my favorite season and every year I'm so happy when it finally arrives. It goes without saying that I love all the Fall cut files and all the Fall scrapbook collections! Here are a few close-ups of my page:

To every cluster of leaves in the circle I added a few more embellishments and also some extra leaves. Some of the leaves I cut with my Silhouette and some of them are from the ephemera package from the Truly Grateful collection. I love all the die-cuts, cardstock stickers and puffy Thickers belonging to the Paige Evans collections and used many of them on my page!

I machine stitched a few of the leaves but not all of them as I really like it when they curl up a little. It gives a bit more depth to the page. 

I used two photos of my daughter, reading her book in the park. She's a huge fan of reading and always has one or two books with her, wherever she goes.

I hope I inspired you to scrap your Fall photos! So if you're looking for some fun Fall cut files as well you can find them in the JustNick store

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting!

 


GRATEFUL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa October 24, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a project all about those beautiful Fall colors.   I love the Fall, and all the new designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick  store make it so easy to bring our ideas to life.

 

 

As soon as i saw the new Geometric Frames 2 cut file, i knew that one of  them will be perfect to create a wreath for one of my pages.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

I used a bit of Vicki Boutin watercolor markers to add a color to the area where the  picture and clusters would be placed.

 

                                                                           

Once i set the frame on top of the watercolor background, i pulled the new  Leaf Cluster 2  and cut a few of the clusters from white cardstock.  Some of the clusters were also backed with papers from Paige Evan's Truly Grateful collection.

 

  

 

I weaved the clusters of leaves so that  they read as a large cluster on the page. I even added a few extra leaves to bulk the cluster.

 

                                                                                                                                               

I added small embellishments throughout the page so that they pick up the colors of the photo and add small details throughout the page.

 

 

 I hope this has inspired  you to check the new cut files available at the JustNick Studio shop.  Remember you can contact me with any questions,

xo

 


Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one. 

Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns. 

So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda". 

I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border. 

For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.

For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.

I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!


Happy Place | Claudia van Rooijen October 21, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Leaf Circle background cut file and the Maggie Holmes Gather collection from a few years ago.

My idea with this cut file was to back the leaves with a wooden paper (which the Gather collection had) and then back the inside of the circle with another background paper. It took me quite a while to figure out which one to put there but I ended up going with the paper that has all the strips for some pops of color.

I then put some foam tape behind the cut file before putting it on top of this typewriter paper.

 

The photo I'm using is larger than what I usually use so I mostly embellished with some tiny florals to make it look a little more interesting but not take too much away from the photo.

This wooden paperclip from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection was quite a good match for my layout and I liked the dimension it added. I always love adding some sort of paperclip to my layouts!

The layout took quite a while to make but I had a lot of fun and am quite happy with how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it will inspire you in some way. Thank you for joining me today!

Xo


Love / Nastya Efimenko October 18, 2019 14:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.

Today I want to share with you my new layout about my daughter and my husband and their love :)

I created using cut file Leaf Cluster 2

I filled a few leaves with scraps of paper and added chipboard title.

Thank´s so much for looking!


Fall Photo Shoot | Vicki Parker October 17, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you today to share my latest layout with a fall theme. 

 

 

I started with the Fall cut file which was new to the store in September and can be found here.

 

 

I backed each letter along with the leaves and acorns using papers from Dear Lizzy She's Magic and Jen Hadfield This is Family.

 

 

Using some Lindy's Magical powders, I created a mixed media background on which to place the cut file using the packaging technique - I love the shimmer it gives.

 

 

I layered my photos to the top of the cut file and then added in some flowers fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy papers along with the remainder of my title using Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely alpha.

 

 

I really hope it gives you some inspiration for using a large word on your layout. Until next month....

 


Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout! 

This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival! 

I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!

I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol! 

I also included some hidden jouraling..

I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.

Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!

 

xoxo Sarah


Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00

Hello Justnick friends!

Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page. 

As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic. 

The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.

Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design. 

I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?

I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today. 

See you soon! 


Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today.  My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade.  Let's take a look!

Rad All Boy Wonky Star Background

My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock.  In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file. 

You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares.  It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout.  I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper.  I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout. 

For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile".  I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.

With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.

I used:

All Boy

Wonky Star Background
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog!  You can grab other background cut files here.  There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!

Have a great weekend,

Majken


Super Cute | Monique Liedtke October 10, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing one of my first layouts featuring my cute English Cocker Spaniel puppy. I got her two weeks ago when she was only 8 weeks old and I just can't stop taking her photo. As I totally adore her I wanted to use a cut file with hearts and found this circle filled with hearts cut file called "Heart is Full Background" and thought it was perfect! 

This is the page I created:

And this is the "Heart is Full Background" cut file I used:

As we got her in the beginning of the Fall I decided to use a Fall collection to scrap her photo. Another reason I wanted to use a Fall collection is the color; our puppy is an orange roan, so Fall colors really! The collection I used is "Celebrate Autumn" by Echo Park. 

Here are a few close-ups of my layout, I love all the chipboards in this collection, like this little fox: 

As the background is kind of "busy", I wanted a title that stood out and used these large black foam letter Thickers. 

My puppy's name is "Ginny" and I used letter stickers from Doodlebug Design to add her name to the layout:  

The enamel hearts and dots I used to fill lots of the white spaces are from Lily Bee Design. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look at what I created. If you're looking for fun background cut file as well then hop over to the JustNick store, there are so many! 


Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file. 

Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.

After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest. 

To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00

Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.

I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.

I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.

After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!

I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).

I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.

Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!

Xo Claudia

 


OUR STORY | Nathalie DeSousa October 4, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new project that is all about my family.  Once in a while  I like to create covers for my albums, and the newest word cut files from JustNick studio were perfect to create a new cover.

 

 

I wanted to frame the cover page, so i used the Floral Corner cut file to create the floral frame for the page.  I copy and rotated the file so that i had a piece on each corner and weld them all together.  

 

 

 

I cut the frame out of smooth white cardstock and attached it to the background using a bit of foam adhesive so that it gives dimension to the page.

 

 

 

To create the title of the page i used the Story cut file to create the "Our Story" cut out from white cardstock.  Each letter was then backed with papers from the new Pebbles' This is Family collection.

 

 

Once i set the title on the page, i added a picture of my family and added a few clusters of ephemera and stickers around the title and picture.  To finish the page, i cut two of the smaller images from the Beautiful Butterflies cut file, glue them together and pop them at the bottom of the page.

 

I love how this project turned out, and it was so easy to put together using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files; so make sure to check them all out.  Remember to contact me with any questions on how this came together.

xo,

 


Together | Vicki Parker October 3, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you again and today I have a layout using the Big Wheel cut file.

 

 

It looks like this and can be found in the store here.

 

 

I started by using some Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and backing the circles with spokes with different papers. For the open circles, I decided to paint the cut out with some Shimmerz and add them back into the open circles. I used the same paint to add some colour underneath the large wheels on the cut file.

 

 

 

I popped the cut file up on foam to add some extra dimension before adding a few embellishments around the photo and the circles. I layered the photo with some paper and vellum and finally added an acrylic title from Bramble Fox.

 

 

I am so happy with the final layout, I hope you find inspiration from it. Until next time....

 


Memories | Vicki Parker September 30, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous Leafy Floral cut file, the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and some Shimmerz.

 

 

I started by cutting the Leafy Florals which you can find in the store here on white cardstock.

 

 

I had the idea to layer it on top of the wreath paper in the unforgettable collection to add lots of dimension. I painted it using some Shimmerz paints in coordinating colours.

 

 

I added some Shimmerz behind the photo which is layered on some papers from the collection to extend the colour around the layout.

 

 

I used foam pads to lift the cut file off the page to give it prominence and added some further florals and butterflies around the page. I am so happy with how it turned out - I hope it gives you some inspiration. Until next time...

 


Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.

The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.

I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.

 

I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.

 

 

Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!

Xo Claudia


Introvert | Majken Pullin September 23, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I'll let you in on a fun serendipity...it's my birthday!  So I thought I'd share a little more about myself - I'm an introvert!  I think introverts are highly misunderstood, but I think more people than you think fall into this category.

My layout today is super-colorful and fun - a counterbalance to what's often considered "introverted".  Take a look!

I decided to put "introvert" front and center on this layout.  I used Type It Alpha to weld together the stacked word. Here's a quick tutorial on welding letters if you are interested in the basics, and below is what my final cut file looked like after I arranged the letters so that each layer had at least one overlapping letter on the next layer.

Here are the basic steps how to create these letters:

  1. Trace the Type It Font and copy the letters you plan to use to a new file space.
  2. Size them how large you'd like them.
  3. Since these are solid letters, select the letters and create an offset so you have an outline.
  4. Arrange your letters so they overlap a bit, at least one on each layer.
  5. Optional:  Copy/paste the unwelded letters over onto the side or a new file so you can use them for cutting the inside of the letters separately if you wish.
  6. Weld the letters.

For my layout, I used the Simple Stories "Oh Happy Day" - it's such a burst of color and happiness!  I cut the phrase outline I created using black cardstock - it makes all those colors pop!  After spritzing some black ink spray on white cardstock and letting it dry, I backed my letters with a floral patterned paper from the collection.

I tucked the photo area to the side of the word and used some embellishments and stickers from the collection.

Here's another example of using this fun alphabet cut file, and here is the Type It Alpha:

Type It Alpha

The alphabet cut files are so versatile and can be used in so many ways!  And you can make them bold for a fun title.  I hope you are inspired to grab an alphabet or two from the JustNick Studio shop!

Have a great day!

Majken


Star Player | Monique Liedtke September 21, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today sharing a layout about my soccer playing son. Last season his team became champion, and the photos of that accomplishment had to be scrapped of course. I used the "Star Cluster" cut file as my son and his team mates were the stars of the season! 

Here's the layout I created:

and this is the "Star Cluster" cut file I used:

For this cut file I decided to use a strip of three small photos rather than one large photo and I really love the result. 

The papers and embellishments I used are Doodlebug's "French Kiss" collection. I love the red, blue and pink color combination!

Here are a few close-ups: 

To add a bit of extra color to my page, I adhered little enamel hearts to the centre of all stars. 

I remember when I just started scrapbooking I almost never added journaling to my layouts. Looking through my albums from that early period I really regret that. So now I make sure to always add a bit of journaling, whether it's at the front of my layout or at the back. It adds so much and it's so easy to do. 

And here's already the last close-up:

This is it. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to check out all the awesome cut files Nicole has in her JustNick store! and if you use one of them don't forget to show us what you created on either our facebook page or on Instagram using #JustNickStudio. 


Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.

Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me. 

I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!


Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone!

Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension. 

On the top corners I used the Leaf Cluster 3 and the Boho Florals 2 cut files. I backed all the leaves and flowers with patterned paper from Craft Consortium. 

The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.

Have a great week!

 


Forever Loved | Vicki Parker September 13, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the Today, Forever, Always cut file. I decided to focus on the word Forever and make it a big focal point on my page.
The cut file I used can be found in the store here:
I used various papers from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection to back each letter of the word as I wanted this page to be colourful and fun - as the letters are quite big, it was super easy to do and didn't take very long at all. 
For the background, I used a Vicki Boutin stencil from her Wildflowers & Honey collection and some Distress Oxide inks in colours matching the Truly Grateful collection under each letter.
I used foam to back the word before sticking it over the stencilled area to give it some dimension. The photo tucked under the word at the top and I embellished with various die cuts and fussy cut flowers, leaves and butterflies. I also used some puffy stickers for the rest of the title and some dots around the page. Finally, some Pretty Little Studio clear stickers for the little x's and some mixed media effect.
I hope this inspires you to make a word your focal point on a layout - I definitely had fun making this. Until next time....

Happy Day | Claudia van Rooijen September 11, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here and today I am sharing a layout I created using the 'Happy' cut file and the gorgeous 'Just A Little Lovely' collection from Pinkfresh Studio. 

One of the things I love most about this type of cutfile is that it can be both a title and background element. They are also great to use up some of your scraps.

The first thing I did was back the letters with some papers that I took out of the 6x6 paper pad. 

Then I put some of the floral die cuts behind the letters to make the whole thing come together.

I love the mixed embellishment pack in the collection so I made sure to use those on the layout as well - I truly adore those gold glittered enamel dots!

Lastly I added some strips of patterned paper at the top of the layout, these are from the 6x6 paper pad since I really liked the scaled down version. It was also a nice addition because they feature all the colors in the collection!

Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself! Have lovely day!

Xo Claudia


Good Day / Nastya Efimenko September 10, 2019 07:00

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

I cut "Good Day" using the alphabet -  Stencil Alpha

I also used a cut file in my project - Planner tabs 

 

 

And added a triangle - Open Triangles

Thank´s so much for looking!

 

 

 

 


This Moment | Kelly Barron September 9, 2019 07:00

Hey friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using two cut files from the store. This week we are continuing to focus on using words on our projects. There are some great files to choose from in the store and I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like for your project.

For my layout I used the This Moment  cut file for my tiltle, and the Boho Florals 2 cut file for my clusters. 

I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments to create this layout. I did add some foam underneath the title to give it a bit of dimension.

Since my title contained several different patterns, I backed the florals with vellum. 

The leaves of the cut file are dainty so I added just a tiny bit of wet adhesive to glue them down. I don't mind that they are not 100% stuck to the page because it adds a bit of dimension to the page. The layout will be protected in a page protector so I don't worry about them getting messed up.

I love how this layout came together. Using a word file not only helped me create a beautiful layout, but it was a great starting point for my journaling. Be sure and check out the Just Nick  store for more great words to use on your projects.

Kelly


Bloom | Majken Pullin September 7, 2019 07:00

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog today - it's Majken here with you.  This week's theme is "words".  JustNick has so many awesome words to choose from, but I ultimately chose the main word from "Bloom" to be the title of my layout with my lovely daughter when she was about three years old.  <3

Bloom

I got to dip into my new stash of Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans.  I love the colors and chose a few pinks and purple papers to back the flowers in the cut file, which I cut with textured white cardstock.

I cut a few leaves from the dark green patterned paper, which you can see peeking out on the right side of the photo.  I love to combine cut files with ephemera to add dimension and contrast. I used a blender brush to spread a very light circle of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around where I planned to put the photo.

I resized the "bloom" word to be about 11" wide so it would serve as the "anchor" to the layout.  I also offset "bloom" so I could cut a mat slightly larger to help emphasize the title.  I used 3D foam tape to pop the title up as well.

Here is a look at the gorgeous Bloom cut file:

So glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog.  Be sure to check us out on Instagram, and of course, come visit the store to see what other word cut files you can use to title your projects!

See you soon!

Majken


Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one. 

For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.

 

I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)

Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.

To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park. 

That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!

See you soon!!


Explore | Monique September 4, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends, it's Monique here and I'm so excited that I get to share my latest layout with you. This week we're using "words" from the JustNick store on our projects and I knew straight away which word I wanted to use. I just love those large words where you can fill the separate letters with various patterned papers, so I chose the word "explore", which was added to the store only last month. This cut file fitted the vacation photos I wanted to scrap perfectly! 

Here's the layout I created:

My husband and oldest son went to Spain on a one week vacation, just the two of them and had a great time together. When I waved them goodbye I made them promise to take some photos for me to scrap and that's what they did! 

And this is the cut file I used: "Explore"

Apart from this cut file I also used the "Summer" cut file:

The word "summer" at the bottom was just perfect to place over the word "Explore". 

One of the dilemmas I have when using a large word cut file, is what size photos to use and where to place them. In this case I decided one a vertical photo strip with three small photos. I really love how this turned out!  

To scrap my page I used the new "I Heart Travel" collection from Doodlebug Design I had just bought. I really love how I was able to use all the collection's fun patterned papers to fill the letters. 

Here are a few close-ups of my layout:

How I love these large word cut files! I hope I've been able to inspire you to give them a try too, if you haven't already done that. Check them out in the JustNick store here

 Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!


Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)

I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!

Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!

Flags just make everything happy :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo

 

 


Super | Kelly Barron August 29, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Outline Alpha

To create the background, I first applied a thin coat of gesso to watercolor paper. I then sprayed various colors of spray mist, added more water, and then turned the paper to allow the colors to blend and create this watercolor effect.

This alpha cut file is perfect to use when you need to create your own title. If you have never done this before with your Silhouette software, don't let it intimidate you at all! First, select the letters that you want to use for your title and erase the others off your workspace. Second, group each individual letter that you will use for your title. Next, highlight each individual letter and make it a compound path. Finally overlap the letters in a way that you like and then weld them all together. 

Since the shape is simple and the title is large, I found it easiest to trace around the papers myself and then glue them to the back of the cut file. 

I find that when I use busy papers to embellish my cut files that I don't need to use as many embellishments on my layout. A few stickers, epoxy and sequin stars and stitching finish off my layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly

 


Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00

Hi friends! 

I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)

For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the  Star Background cut file:

I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.

 

For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:

Finally  added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!