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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!


I Love You Always | Monique Liedtke March 2, 2020 07:00

Hi friends! It's Monique here sharing another heart layout with my Spaniel puppy as the subject of my love. The cut file I used for this page is called "Doodle Floral Heart Outline", my new favorite cut file! 

This is the cut file I used, isn't it a beauty?!

Once again I used Doodlebug Design's "Love Notes" collection for my layout. I just adore the bright & happy colors and designs. 

What I love about this cut file is the possibility to use lots of different papers to fill all the little spaces. 

I used the 6" x 6" paper pad to fill all the flowers, but a 12" x 12" sheet to back the entire heart. I love the effect this gives, with the left half of the heart empty of any designs.

I just love stitching on all of my projects, so that's what I did here as well. 

I used little enamel hearts to fill all the centres of the flowers. 

I love all the heart and love cut files Nicole added to the JustNick shop! Don't forget to hop over and check them out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to have a look at my page. 


Take Me To The Ocean | Claudia van Rooijen February 25, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the new Doodle Floral Heart cut file and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection from last year which I'm using to document my vacation to Lanzarote.

I decided to use a patterned paper to cut it with so I went through the collection and pulled out this pink one with polka dots.

I knew I wanted to create a colorful layout so I set aside some embellishments in the colors blue, yellow, navy and pink. I love this color scheme!

I also placed some embellishments as flower centers such as the epoxy heart and the wooden button from older Crate Paper collections. These are really great for pops of color and dimension. 

This layout came together easily as the cut file was a great start off point and I personally find vacation/summer layouts the most fun to make because I love summer scrapbooking collections and it's great to relive the memories as you are making it.

Make sure to stop by the store if you haven't been there yet; there's a lot of awesome new cut files that you should definitely check out.

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

Xo Claudia

 


REMEMBER TODAY | Nathalie DeSousa February 24, 2020 07:00

Hi there friends!

Nathalie with you today sharing a new project filled with bright and happy memories.  I am so hoping for Spring to arrive, so, i am making my own Spring on my pages with this colorful page filled with flowers and cut files from the JustNick Studio shop.

 

 

As soon as i saw the new OPEN FLORAL BACKGROUND, the idea of creating a panel for my layout formed in my mind.  So, i shrunk the design to be 6x6, then used the Silhouette software to weld two of the backgrounds together to create the panel  die cut for the page.

 

 

 


While the background was cutting, i added a bit of white paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide  on a sheet of turquoise cardstock.  In addition, i used the time to fussy cut a few floral images from the Dear Lizzy's She is Magic collection.

 

 

 

To assemble the page, i  first glued the panel onto the background.  The picture was then placed on the page surrounded by all the fussy cut florals.   I cut the word always 4 times from white cardstock using the LOVE YOU ETERNAL cut file.  The die cuts were stacked together as to form a dimensional die cut and this was glued onto the cluster of florals at the bottom of the picture.

 

 

 

To create the title, i cut the word Remember from the REMEMBER FLORAL cut file twice from white cardstock. Then stacked the die cuts together and finished by adding a light coat of shimmer watercolor on top.   The word along with some alphas complete my page.

 

 

Just love how quick and easily this page came together.   The soft panel die cut is the perfect background for this memory of my niece.  Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio shop to check the cut files used here and all the new designs available.

'Til next time!

 

 


Love You | Majken Pullin February 17, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!  Majken here today, and I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day as well as all the heart and love projects we've shared with you.  My project today highlights two cut files.

I started with a mixed media background.  I mixed pink reinker with white paint and painted broad strokes up and down.  I also spritzed some watercolor drops and sprinkled confetti down over that.  After I let it dry, I glued down any confetti that wasn't attached and let it dry.  I ran my layout through my Minc machine to help flatten it back out.

I decided to soften the Filigree Background with some vellum to use as a mat for my photo area.

You can still see confetti and paint through it - I love the softness contrasting with the bold, pretty colors of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection.

I cut the Love You 2 files out in the dark blue patterned paper, and also cut it out twice in white cardstock.  I glued the 3 together for more depth and dimension.

I added some stickers and enamel dots to complete my layout.  The possibilities are endless with background cut files! Here are the two cut files I used today.

Don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram and tag #justnickstudio.

Have a great week!

Majken

 


This is us | Anna Blades February 7, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

This is Anna, welcome back to the Justnick blog! 

Today I want to share with you a different way of using our cut files. This Christmas my in-laws gave me the Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers and I'm so happy. I've been playing with it and it's amazing! 

So this time, I didn't cut my file, I just foiled it!

For this page I used the new and beautiful "Floral Heart" cut file. It's so pretty. I'm gonna use it again for sure!

I did it on a wood grain textured card-stock, but I think you can get better results on a smooth one. And also, I want to learn some techniques to fill up the designs. With this new tool, the sky is the limit. 

It's quite difficult to photograph the foil, but here you can see some close ups:

I think foil gives the page a very soft and elegant look with this pretty floral design. 

I used the "Honey & Spice" collection from Heidi Swapp because I think it goes so well with those flowers. 

I hope you like it and I encourage you to try it, you'll have so much fun!! 

Remember to check out the store for the new cut files!!

See you soon!


Love You | Claudia van Rooijen February 5, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the new 'Love You Outline' cut file and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.

I have always been a fan of cut files with titles and what I liked even more about this one is that you could, if you want to, back the outline with a different pattern paper which I did for some of the letters. It's also a great way to use up your scraps or 6"x6" papers!

Before I started I set aside some papers and decided to go with, probably my fave color scheme of pink, yellow, teal and a little bit of black. 

I then added this chipboard piece that says 'Happy Heart' for a sub title. I had been struggling to use this piece for a while because it's quite large, even though I really like it, but I felt like it fit perfectly on this layout.

Lastly I added some (gold) hearts and butterflies to the layout to finish it off. I always fold up their wings to create more dimension.

Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that I was able to inspire you to create something.

Xo Claudia

 


Cherish | Majken Pullin February 1, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to February!  Majken here today to kick off Love and Hearts theme week.  I'm sharing a layout today of me with my infant daughter because this month, she turns 18 (gasp!!), and I wanted to document more of my time with her when she was little.

After I cut out the Floral Heart Background cut file with white cardstock, I cut out the inside of the heart by releasing the compound path and ungrouping the pieces to remove the bits I didn't want to cut, and then I created a thin offset of just the inside of the heart.  I did the same thing with the flower and leaves. 

Here is what this looks like in Silhouette Studio:

Next, I backed the open parts of the heart flowers and leaves  using Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words.  It's so soft and pretty, and that little bunny ephemera was perfect - it's hard to see, but my daughter was wearing a bunny and carrots onesie.  :)

I used 3D foam adhesive to give dimension to the Floral Heart Background cut file.  I also spattered some Distress Oxide inks over my background for some texture (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Spun Sugar).

I used ephemera, stickers, a tassel, and sequins to finish the layout.

Isn't this cut file just gorgeous?!?

I hope you get some time to document love for someone special this week!  We'd love for you to share your projects with us on Instagram - tag us with #justnickstudio so we can see what you create!

Majken


Wonderful | Majken Pullin January 23, 2020 07:00

Hello hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope your January is shaping up to be a good one.  Today I'm sharing a layout using two fun cut files and rich, bold colors.

I first cut the Linked Circle Background measuring 10.5"x10.5" because I wanted to frame the background.  I also then welded letters from Script Alpha 2 to create my title "Wonderful" and cut that using patterned paper from the bold and colorful Slice of Life collection by Amy Tan and American Crafts.  After deciding on the patterned paper I wanted behind the Linked Circle Background, I realized I needed to mat the title so it would show up easier - I used the Offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create the mat and cut it using white textured cardstock.  I also used 3D foam dots to pop the title up.

I wanted the additional texture of stitches, so I stitched the Linked Circle Background over the blue patterned paper.

I then added my journaling, fussycut a bunch of flowers, and included stickers and enamel hearts and dots.  I popped up a few of the flowers and stickers with 3D foam dots.

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

I'm so glad you stopped by today for some background and alpha cut file inspiration!  Have a great week and weekend!

Majken


Cherish | Anna Blades January 22, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Justnick friends!

Anna here with you today with this snowy layout. The moment I saw the "Snowflake background" cut file I fell in love with it. I wanted to do some mix media, and this cut file was perfect for that. 

I used Magicals from Lindy's for my background. Then I covered all the cut file with the iridescent glitter texture paste from Vicki Boutin. You can't see it in the photos, but both (magicals and texture paste) are very shiny. 

It really looks like the snowflakes are frozen. The main title is a glitter foam word, so all the page is very sparkly. 

I also used the "Snowflakes" cut file, to add more single snowflakes to the layout. I made a little cluster in the upper left corner, with a glitter foam heart to match the title. 

The embellishments are from the old collection from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" . I really enjoyed putting this layout together. 

I hope you like it! Don't forget to checkout the new cut files in the shop every week!

See you soon!

 

 


Hello You're Wonderful | Monique Liedtke January 21, 2020 07:00

Hello, it's Monique here today sharing a layout for which I used one of the brand new cut files called "Funky Mandala" and the Willow Lane collection from Maggie Holmes:

This is the Funky Mandala cut file:

I cut the Funky Mandala from smooth white cardstock and adhered different pieces of patterned paper behind each part and spattered some pink paint drops on it. I put the mandala aside to let it dry and proceeded to color the white background cardstock with some light blue watercolor paint and to add some spatter here as well. I cut 1.5 cm off the right and top sides and adhered the background paper on a sheet of dark blue patterned paper. Now I fastened my "Funky Mandala" on the background and added my photo and lots of fun embellishments: 

Of course I finished my page by adding machine stitching along the edges of my page, as well as some extra stitching here and there. I also stamped the date and some other fun words. 

I love fussy cutting and the papers in this Maggie Holmes collection were just perfect for this. I hand-cut the word "cute", the flowers with the leaves and some of the birds. 

I really love how this Funky Mandala turned out and hope you will give it a try too. Make sure to check out the JustNick store to see many more fun new cut files

Thank you so much for stopping by today! See you next time!


Love In Bloom | Claudia van Rooijen January 17, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here and today I'm sharing a layout with you I created using the Crate Paper Hello Love collection and the Fancy Floral Ring cut file. I'm personally not someone who really does anything for Valentines Day but I always love the collections that come out for it because the color scheme is right up my alley. ;)

I decided to use white cardstock for the cut file so that I could then back the florals with the pink ombre paper from the collection. 

I used some gold glittered paper for the middle part of the florals to add some pops of gold and interest to the layout - you can never really go wrong with a touch of gold.

I fussy cut some florals out of the floral paper and placed them on the inside of the circle - the florals in this collection are so pretty!

For my title I used a mix of leftovers to try and create a more interesting looking title. 

I then added some embellishments from the sticker sheet such as a few arrows and gold glitter hearts to finish off my layout.

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

Xo Claudia


Happy New Year | Anna Blades January 3, 2020 07:00

Hi Justnick friends and Happy new year!! 

The brand new 2020 is here, a whole year full of possibilities!! 

Today I want to share with you this new year layout, which I made with the "Happy new year" cut file. I love the two different fonts, really pretty!

I covered the word "happy" with Nuvo gold glimmer paste. The celebration of the new year needs shine! I also scattered some tiny golden stars across the page. 

I also used The "Build a pointsetta" cut file, because we keep the Christmas decorations until january 6th. 

 

For this project I used the "Noel collection" from Felicity Jane Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you the best for this 2020 and may all your wishes come true.

 See you soon!


This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00

Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you!  Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout.  In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal.  I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year.  So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020.  Let's take a closer look.

I used three different cut files.  I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections.  You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.

I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color!  After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest.  I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.

Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop!  I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.

I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.

I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020.  This helps me look forward to the new year!  :)

Here are the cut files used:

This Year

Banner Essentials

Polaroids

I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day.  I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too.  May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.

Majken


Cute Friendship | Claudia van Rooijen December 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you with the last layout of the year - I truly can't believe how fast this year has flown by!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Rosette Background cut file and the beautiful Pick Me Up collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from a few years ago.

As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use this beautiful ombre paper with the cut file - I really love this color!

Since the collection has a lot of fun colors and I wanted to bring most of them in, I decided to pull out some black and white photos to create a nice contrast. I thought these photos of my cats Joey and Mickey were adorable so how could I not scrap them? 

 

I've been really loving shaped paperclips these days - they are a great way to add interest to any project and I always love an extra touch of gold!

I added some layering behind one of the photos and for the other one I simply used a die cut frame and added some foam tape behind it to add some more dimension to my layout.

The 'Cute' letters are actually from an older Maggie Holmes collection but I figured they would still work quite well with the layout since I wanted to add a little bit of black to it to create more contrast.

Lastly I pulled out this colorful triangle paper from the collection and used it as a border for my layout.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout. I wish you all a very happy and crafty new year! :-)

Xo Claudia


Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.

 

 

 

I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.

 

 

I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.

 

 

I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.

 

 

I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...