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Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 08, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 7 | Monique Liedtke December 07, 2018 00:30 3 Comments

Hi JustNick friends! It's Monique here today with already the 7th free cut file of the "12 Days of Giveaways"!! Today the giveaway is this awesome snowflakes cut file: "Snowflakes 5": 

I decided to use one of the snowflakes as the background for my layout (the one at the bottom left side) and created this page using an older collection from Bella Blvd:  "Christmas Cheer":

Here are a few close-ups of my page:

I cut the snowflake from the "Daily Details" sheet, a sheet full of different colored snowflakes and love how it turned out. 

I love background cut files and often use a "normal sized" cut file and enlarge it so I can use it for my background, like I did here.

If you like the "snowflakes 5" cut file too, then be sure to hop over to the JustNick shop to grab this free cut file!!

Enter the code: SNOW5FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 7, 2018.

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

WIshing you a wonderful day and happy crafting!


Grateful for Friends | Monique Liedtke November 21, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends, Monique here today with a Thankful (or rather, Grateful) layout using the brand new "Retro Hip Background" cut file.

And this is the Retro Hip Background cut file:

When I saw this cut file I new I wanted to use it straight away. I love background cut files, they are always so versatile and can be used for any and every layout you want to create.

This week's theme for the DT to use is "Thankful", but as I also wanted to use the new Crate Paper Christmas collection "Merry Days" that had just arrived at my doorstep, I chose to combine the two and created a Thankful/Christmas layout. 

I have this great group of friends that I love to spend time with and every year for the last 10 years or so, we get together on a Sunday in December to spend the day scrapping, talking, eating and be merry. I'm so grateful to be able to call these girls my friends that I decided to do this Thankful layout about them. 

Here are a few close-ups of my page:

I just love Christmas collections and this one is no exception! This is the first Chrismas layout I created this year and I think the Retro Hip Background cut file is a perfect match for my page! 

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today and don't forget to check out the JustNick store for this and more background cut files

 

 


Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 08, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here, Today I have a pretty layout to share. I love this photo of my daughter in her hippie skirt and Doc Martins! I wanted a cut file that wasn't too busy but soft and pretty. How gorgeous is the Floral Lattice Background cut file!

I cut it in white card stock and resized it to a 10x10 inch cut. I then paper pieced the flowers and petals (I have used the new Pink Paislee, Paige Evans Whimsical collection). I adhered the Floral Lattice onto my white base paper with foam tape to create a 3D effect.

Note I paper pieced different colour leaves for visual interest. Paper piecing a floral cut with a patterned paper will avoid it looking 'flat' and too monotone.

I adhered my photo using wash tape strip choosing a bright colour to contrast against my white base paper. I tucked under the left side of my photo (which is 4x4 inch photo) a floral bunch die cut from the ephemera pack and added a die cut sentiment phrase.

This collection has a beautiful rub on pack, perfect to use on a white background. I added lots of the faux stitching rub ons around my page, phrases, tiny hearts and butterflies. 

No splatters of black Color Shine on this layout because I wanted to keep it fresh and bright.

I didn't go overboard embellishing this layout, keeping lots of white space, allowing the cut file to be a stunning feature and then other elements to draw your eye to the photo.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and see you again soon.

Rachel x

 


Definitely Wonderful | Majken Pullin November 05, 2018 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  It's Majken here with you again today, and I have a fun and colorful layout to share with you. 

I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with the Criss Cross Background cut file, but I cut it out using my Cameo.  Then I started putting different patterned papers behind it.  When I saw the triangle paper, I thought "oh, this won't work", but I was pleasantly surprised and love how it looked behind the cut file!

Never say never! To frame my photo, I used the Boho Florals cut file.

Once I included my framed photo, I felt it still needed some special touches.  So I used a few of the criss cross cuts insides, and adhered them inside some random spots with a touch of adhesive, and then I stitched cross stitches in the center of them.  Some small bits of ephemera and stickers helped pull the criss cross shapes together.

I even put some plus sign stitches on the blue patterned paper on my photo frame and bottom border for additional whimsy. 

I hope you find some cut files in the JustNick Studio store where you can use both the cut file and the negative.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a super week!


Welcome Fall | Monique Liedtke October 31, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi JustNick friends, it's Monique here sharing one of my Autumn layouts with you. For this page I decided to use one of JustNick's (cut) files to embroider the design on my layout instead of cutting the design. I chose the Floral Swag 3 and used it to create this page of my daughter:

Here's the cut file I used: Floral Swag 3

What I did was replacing the blade by a sketch pen and instead of cutting, I let my Silhouette Cameo draw the flowers on my cardstock. I then pierced holes along the lines and used embroidery floss in various colors to hand stitch the flowers and leaves. 

I used Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" for my page as I just love the warm colors of the papers and because I love the owls and other cute critters in this collection!

Next I printed two small (3"x 4") photos of my girl, matted these and placed them above the flowers. I decided that the top of my layout was too white and cut a strip of patterned owl paper (4" x 12") and adhered this at the top of my layout, with a small border strip (0.5" x 12") below. 

On both sides of the photos I added a little card and a few chipboard pieces: 

As I thought there was too much white space in the largest flower of my embroidered design I punched 5 small circles and adhered these in the petals of the flower:

This is it. Hope you like it! There are more floral swag cut files in the JustNick store if you want to try some of them out to create Fall projects as well. Can't wait to see what you'll do!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!


Pumpkin Carving | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 22, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Halloween inspiration for you. Do you have your pumpkins ready to carve? My son Trenton takes pumpkin carving very seriously. Last year I helped him create a stencil of the clown from the movie It using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but above the clown are the words You'll Float Too. This pumpkin was so popular last Halloween my Trick or Treaters (and their parents) were taking photos of it. I can't wait to see what he is planning to carve this year. I used the new Web digital cut file to add some creepiness to a corner. I love that big black spider hanging down.

For my title, I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed the letters with different pattern papers.

Here is a close up of that clown all lit up ...  Be sure to check out the eyes. Awesome, Right?

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!!


Fall Family Fun | Majken Pullin October 15, 2018 07:00

Hello crafters!  Majken here, excited to be with you here today.  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed layout with you using a newer cut file that JustNick released in September.  It made me think of wagon wheels and pumpkins!

 

Here is the cut file.

After I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted the image a second time, then rotated it 180 degrees.  I moved them where they slightly overlapped and welded the images to create a single cut file. Then I sized it where I wanted it. You could also cut the image twice and place it on your project to create the mirror.

Circle Mania is perfect for some sewing and tucking ephemera to create contrast.

You can see I used some 3D foam dots to pop up certain images.

I think this fall themed ephemera is just so pretty!  Here's one more close up.  I added a few enamel dots to create a visual triangle, plus a quick journal tag.

I'm so glad you visited today.  I hope you're inspired to manipulate and expand your cut files to make them fit your project.  Enjoy your week!

Cut file used:  Circle Mania


This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.

I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.

Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.

I used a light wood grain background paper.

I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.

I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.

I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.

I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Rachel x


STAY WILD | Nathalie DeSousa October 10, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

Nathalie back with you today with a new project using some of the Just Nick Studio cut files.   I love all things Fall, and as soon as Cat Martin (one of our past designers) released her new digital collection, Norwegian Wood.   The idea of building a forest scene/diorama came to my mind.

To create the frames that are in the background and around the page, i  used the Floral Corner and Graphic Frames cut files.

 

 

 

First i copy and welded a few of the Flower Corner cut file so that they form a square of flowers on the mat.  

 

 

Then i attached one of the Graphic Frames to the flower square and sent it to cut from white cardstock.   I cut two frames, one to fit the entire page, and a smaller one at about 2 inches shorter.

 

 

Before gluing pieces to the page, the smaller frame was use as a mask to add a bit of color (so that it match the tones in the collection)to the center of the page - I used VIcki Boutin Crayons for this-.  

 

 

Each frame was backed with colored vellum (also created with VIcki Boutin Crayons) and then a bit of foam adhesive was used to create the dimension on the page.   Since the background and frames are doing a lots of the work, just a few decorations from the collection were needed to complete this page.

 

Love how this turned out.   Sometimes all  it takes is a few cut files to translate your ideas into the perfect layout.  Remember to stop by JustNick Studio to check the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added weekly.

You can always contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

XO


Home Sweet Home | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Before the first frost here in Minnesota, I wanted to get a photo of my hubby and I on our front step. I like to fill my front step with pots of flowers and ferns. It make me happy to see the plants when I come home. I decided to scrap that photo using the Home Sweet Home digital cut file.

Home Sweet Home made for the perfect title. I layered some gold over the top to create some added interest.

I knew I wanted to include some florals behind my photo and decided on Floral Swag 3. I filled the flowers with a variety of pink pattern papers.

 

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!

This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!

I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout! 

And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!

When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!

I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store! 

Happy crafting! 

Monique


RACE | Niki Rowland October 01, 2018 07:00

RACE Layout by Niki Rowland

Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

 Hello friends, today I have a Fall themed layout using this magnificent Mandalla Leaf!

I re sized the leaf to fit with my layout design and cut it in an ombre paper which creates a light/shade effect, as I chose not to paper back the cut file. You could of course paper back the leaf also.

I have used Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose collection, which has perfect fall colours. It also matched perfectly with my photo of my daughter at the beach on a winters day.

My white card stock has been cut down to 10x10 inches as I wanted to add several paper borders. I then used some wet glue and added small dots of glue and attached to my white card stock, this allowed my leaf to lift (as not totally glued all over the back) and give the illusion of it floating.

I then foam taped my photo, 'beautiful' title, butterflies and floral blooms.

I have also tucked embellishments under my layers, this adds variation of heights to your layout, which when you have a large cut file ensures all elements stand out visually.

I chose to add two border papers, light and dark which again ensured my leaf really popped.

I added accents stickers and a banner feature to my layered page border which added visual interest to an otherwise flat page border.

There are lots of embellishments on this layout but as I have created clusters it does not look too busy.

The Mandalla Leaf really is the star of this layout, the detail of this cut file is just beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week with a little time to create!

 

 


Happy Fall | Majken Pullin September 20, 2018 07:00

Hello crafty friends - Majken here again!  This week brings the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, and to celebrate, JustNick Studios is showcasing fall-themed cut files.  We don't get much of a fall "season" here in Houston, but we do look forward to the milder weather coming our way after hot summers!

For today's layout, I'm using the I Like Fall cut file to highlight two photos of my little pumpkin having fun with big pumpkins.  :)

Happy Fall

I Like Fall

I chose to use the "fall" part of the cut file to create a large title, and then I backed the leaves with the minty-green patterned paper.

One of my very favorite things to do is layer a cut file with ephemera and other items, so I took the flowers from the ephemera pack and created a visual triangle with one around the right of the cut file.  It is an easy technique and really helps the cut file pop!  Here's a couple of close-ups of it.

Some sewing along the inside edge of the white textured cardstock helps frame the cut file and photos.  I used the "Happy" sticker to complete the title.

I grounded several pieces of ephemera on the bottom right with a strip of ribbon, and I finished my layout off with a few enamel dots.

Cut Files Used:

I Like Fall

I hope your fall is full of pumpkins, pretty leaves, and fun activities!  Thank you for joining me today. 

Majken


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


Every Summer Has A Story | Rachel Lowe. September 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here and today I have a summer layout using several cut files and a wonderful title feature.

 Firstly I chose my title and then sized it as I needed for my layout.

From the Take me to Paradise cut file set I cut three flowers varying in sized, I then cut two of the palm leaves and one of the other leaf. I then put this together, using foam tape to layer my flowers and attached my leaves. I finished off my tropical flowers with some NUVO dew drops.

I then over sized the flamingo backing it with a wonderful paper from Heidi Swapps new collection Pineapple Crush. I added a die cut flower from the collection. I then hand stitched around the flamingo to add texture and definition. 

I used an ombre lime green paper from the Pineapple Crush collection which adds visual interest to my title. This title really enable me to add embellishments and my photo in a unique way.

I then added some embellishment features and my photo, careful not to over do the embellishing due to already having two large features on the layout.

 And there you have it, two wonderful cut files that you would certainly use over and over again. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own summer story layout!


All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!

Majken


You Make My Heart Smile | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 07, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. This week we are focusing on using the Words/Phrases in the JustNick Studio store. There are so many awesome phrases that could be used for titles. I wanted to scrap this fabulous photo of my son. Weekend vibes gave him such a great smile. I decided to use the You Make My Heart Smile cut file because seeing him smile makes me so happy.

Here is a closer look at my title. I cut it out twice, once with my pattern paper and again with a black cardstock. Layering the two really helps make that title pop.

Behind the title you can see the Star Background 5 digital cut file. I love stars for my guy layouts and the circles here repeat the circle pattern in the pattern paper on the left side of my layout. Those rings are delicate, be extra careful removing it from your mat.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have some fantastic weekend plans!


It's a Beautiful Day | Rachel Lowe August 31, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here! OK I admit I am butterfly addicted and LOVE to add them to my layouts where ever I can! So this layout is all about butterflies and isn't this cut file just gorgeous.

I firstly cut it in white cardstock but instead of using the actual butterflies I used the negative left in the white cardstock. I backed the 12x12 white cardstock with a black pinstripe paper so they really stood out. I have used Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Collection. I then cut another one from  a floral paper piece and chose which ones I wanted to add over the black ones. I fussy cut the ones I wanted (adding some machine stitching to each before attaching) and attached with foam tape so it gave the appearance of them fluttering their wings. 

I added my photo using a doodle frame from the Bright Side collection, adding the chipboard title 'It's a Beautiful Day' finished off with some floral blooms.

This layout is of my mother and daughter, my mother and daughter drink exclusively tea (I am a coffee drinker) and hence why I added the two tea cups over the machine stitched scallop borders.

I cut down my 12x12 white cardstock and added a floral border for more contrast. I finished my layout off with some tiny hearts added to the back butterfly wings and a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful and creative week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Without change there would be no butterflies | Monique Liedtke August 30, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone! Welcome to the JustNick blog! It's Monique here today sharing another page created with two of Nicole's one-of-a-kind cut files! I feel so blessed to be on her team, to be able to play with all the awesomeness from the store

Here's the layout I created for today's post. The photo I used is of my girl looking out over the sea and was taken during our vacation in Spain last May. I love how peaceful this photo looks. 

For this page I chose one of the butterfly cut files "Butterfly Background", which I totally adore:

And the "Valentine" cut file, from which I used the word "love": 

I used the "Brie" collection from Felicity Jane for my layout and cut the butterfly background from the pink "Gradient Grid & Stripe" sheet. I just love the ombre effect on this paper.

Before adhering the butterflies to my background, I used a Nuvo blender brush and a pink ink pad to give the white cardstock a little bit of color and I also added a few drops of pink Tattered Angels mist. 

Here are a few close-up images of my layout. Of course I had to use the chipboard circle with the saying "without change there would be no butterflies" which was perfect for my page (although I always thought the saying was the other way around "without butterflies there would be no change" ...? )

The word "love" was cut from a dotted piece of cardstock and then adhered to the photo using my tiny attacher:

I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go, be sure to check out all the butterfly cut files in the shop!

Here is a link to the files I used today:
- Butterfly Background
- Valentine

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!
xx Monique

 


Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...

I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...

I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.

I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.


Shape of You | Niki Rowland August 09, 2018 07:00

Hiya! Niki here today with this layout which documents a recent night out with my hubby at an Ed Sheeran concert. I cut those circles using the Funky Piecharts cut file in the store, out of a brightly coloured patterned paper by Shimelle Box of Crayons. I was careful to cut only in the middle of the paper so I could preserve the edge to use as a border for my layout.
I cut six of the piecharts and arranged them onto a white background. I added my three photos on top and it was at this point I added my title - I used Thickers and wrote out the name of the most popular Ed Sheeran song. This worked perfectly given the shapes on the layout and that the photos feature me and my husband.
I added lots of stars (for star quality) and lots of shapes - arrows, triangles, hearts, more stars, circles etc There are so many tiny details on this layout!
I added my journaling, around the edge of one of the Funky Piecharts too.
The layout turned out really well and I love the result - I hope you've enjoyed joining me today. Happy scrapping xx

Fly High / Leslie Berner August 06, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Chill Out | Majken Pullin August 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans...it's Majken with you today to share a fun and summery layout!  I used some fun alpha techniques to create my title, and a sun cut file for my journaling area.  Let's take a look!

 

I used both Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2.  

For the Outline Alpha, I first made each letter its own compound path, and then I overlapped the letters to create the words "Chill" and "Summer".  I selected each word and welded the letters together so they'd maintain their outline.  I filled in each letter with a different patterned paper and stitched around each letter.  I love the texture that the stitching adds to cut files!

For the script alpha letters, I overlapped them to create cursive words, welded them together, and then cut each word "out" and "it's" three times to glue them together to create a more 3-dimensional look.

How fun is the sun from Sunny Days for journaling?  I typed out my journaling after measuring the inside of my sun, printed it, then used a punch to cut it for my center.

Here's a quick look at the "Summer" with some sequins to add to the polka dot paper:

I hope this inspires you to create some fun titles using the JustNick alphas on your next project!  I'm so glad you joined us on the blog today.

Cut files used:


Wild At Heart | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 01, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of my favorite destinations for a summer road trip is Grand Marais Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. The lake is so big it almost like seeing the ocean. It was a foggy rainy day when we were there, but that just added to it's mystic. When scrapping this favorite photo from the day, I wanted a way to convey the greatness of all that water ... Lake Superior is after all the largest of the Great Lakes. I think the Wave Background digital cut file does it justice!

I still wanted a skyline on my layout so that I could also convey what a cloudy day it was, so I erased the top portion of the background. That left room for me to include some clouds from the Sunny Days digital cut file.

I carefully added some machine stitching to emphasize the waves on the background. I love the effect.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.


Go See Do | Rachel Lowe July 25, 2018 07:00

Hi Justnick friends Rachel here!

I have a fun travel layout for you today using this gorgeous cut file which I over sized!

I have scrapped the first page of an album I will be creating of our trip to Croatia, I wanted to create a bright and sunny layout so chose a bright yellow and white striped paper to cut my chosen cut file.

I sized my cut file taking into account the size of my two photos and that I cut the white card stock down to 11x11 inches to I could have a contrast paper (the boat paper fab for my them as a border).

As my cut file is my title and large adding more words or sentiments was going to make it too 'busy' so I have added text to my photos (I use Aviary App) instead.

I placed my photos in the 'spaces' to the left and right of my page, then it was fun time, adding all the gorgeous embellishments. I have used Paige Evans Pick-Me-Up collection. As always I have foam taped some elements so my layout has some height variation.

It is ok to cover some of the title, I just did it in a way that still makes it easy to read.

I have 'framed' my photos by adding embellishments to ensure the eye is drawn to the photos.

Thank you for stopping by today! This is a simple layout but has lots of impact due to the over sized cut file and lots of bright colours.

See you soon x

 

 

 


Moments I Love | Majken Pullin July 24, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick creatives - Majken here! I'm happy to be joining you today with a layout showcasing two cut files.  Just over two years ago, my husband and I took the kids with us on our first trip to Canada, to what we think is the most stunning place:  Banff, Alberta.  We just fell in love with the welcoming people and the gorgeous views, and that's why I chose the Free Love cut file to create a large title for this layout.

One of my favorite techniques is to back the cut file with different patterned papers from a collection, then add in some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.  All the different depths form a perfect contrasting interest to the cut file!  

I wanted to tie the floral look with the butterflies with some clouds, so I chose the Fluffy Cloud Background cut file to cut a couple of the clouds (I used the inside of two) and popped one up for even more "fluff"!

Large titles are very "in", and the Free Love cut file was perfect.  Go grab a cut file to create your own large title and don't overlook using the insides of cut files for your projects like I did with the clouds.  

Cut files used:

Have a fun week!


Something Beautiful | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. It's finally summer in Minnesota and my family was able to get away for a few days in early July and head to the north shore of Lake Superior. I snapped these photos of my daughter as we were hiking to one of the beautiful waterfalls there along the Superior Trail. I wanted to use a digital cut file that would help convey the great outdoors. The Arrowhead Background digital cut file was perfect. 

I wanted the pattern to be subtle, so I erased some of the arrows. This is an easy cut file to alter. After cutting, I used some plastic packaging and diluted spray mist to add a little color. Then I backed only some of the arrows with pattern papers, choosing to leave the rest backed with just white cardstock. Some machine stitching adds some texture.

I created embellishment clusters starting out with the Blossom Blooms cut from white cardstock for a base. I love how they soften everything and anchor my photos.

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your summer has been filled with wonderful adventure too. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Everyday....... by Rachel Lowe July 13, 2018 07:30

Hello Justnick friends!

I am so thrilled to be staying on for another term with Justnick and sharing my creations with you!

So here is my first layout of this term.

As most of you know I LOVE background cut files, they add so much texture and visual impact to a layout and I Love white on white even more!

And this is my chosen cut file.

I re sized the quilted circle background cut file to 10x10 inches. My trick to ensure my white on white cut files stand out, I cut two and glue one on top of the other. It really is worth the extra piece of paper for the over all effect.

I have used Turn the Page collection by Paige Evans. I knew I wanted to create a self motivational layout or 'notes to self' as I call it so firstly I cut some quotes from one of the papers and my layout went from there.

I have only paper pieced five of the squares as to avoid my page becoming too 'busy'.

I matted my cut file on several papers, cutting them larger each piece until my layout was 12x12 inches. I then added machine stitching borders around each paper piece. 

I embellished each of the quotes to make a little feature of each.

I matted my photo on a and agin added some machine sewing around the edge. I added a quote sticker under my photo which I attached with foam tape to add more height to my layout. I then attached my main title 'everyday' attaching slightly over my photo.

To finish off my layout I fussy cut some butterflies from one of the papers and then attached to my layout in a circular fashion.

And there you have it one textured and pretty layout! And one I will need to revisit and remind my self of the importance of goals, dreams and never taking this wonderful life for granted!

Thank you for stopping by today and having a look. See you again soon!

Happy creating.

 

 

 


This is ME | Monique Liedtke July 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

It's Monique Liedtke here today and I'm so happy I get to share my very first DT project with you! I've loved Nicole's digital cut files forever and am so excited to be part of the JustNick team for the next year!

For this week the team was asked to create a layout about themselves and so that's what I did. I wrote some fun facts about me in the journaling on my layout and here's what it says: 
This is ME: mum, wife, daughter & friend, working at Betula/CMP as Office Manager/Secr/Training Admin. Loving: my kids, husband, dad & sis, Cocker Spaniels, reading English romance/detectives/fiction, scrapbooking (Doodlebug!), aqua jogging, walking, cycling, line dancing, lattes, buying books & hand bags and scarfs, I love Netflix, going to the cinema and watching English detectives with my hubby. I love travelling to England/Scotland/Ireland & America and of course to Cardet in the south of France. I love country music & Lady Antebellum, Outlander, my Kindle Fire and iPhone & my blue/pink bike, pink planners, sweets & cookies, and a waterbed. I love flowers like tulips, peonies, sunflowers, I love autumn & winter and the colours red and orange and I love wearing jeans & sweaters. I have my car & motorcycle license.
As you can see in my journaling, I love tulips! I love that they come in so many colors and shapes and I can't be happier when I have vases full of tulips around the house! So, when I saw the "Tulips in the Field" cut file I knew straight away which cut file I wanted to use! 
I totally adore this cut file. I love that I can back all the flowers with lots of different pieces of patterned paper and make them super colorful! For my page I "stretched" the cut file just a little so the flowers are a bit "longer" and now cover my 12"x12" background more. The cut file originally looks like this:  
Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the tulips cut file from a multi-colored sheet of patterned paper and then backed it with even more patterned papers, using the "Summer Vibes" collection from Simple Stories. 
Here are a few close-ups:
On top of every tulip I also attached an enamel dot and a few (word) stickers or diecuts. 
I used my sewing machine to add a bit of fun stitching to all the stalks of the flowers. 
You probably can't see it but in the photo I'm standing in a field of tulips! 
This is it, my first DT layout for JustNick. Hope you like it! Wishing you happy crafting and please stop by again tomorrow for more inspiring projects!
 

Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 06, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!!  I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago.  I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.

Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro.  I've been crafty all my life!  I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style.  My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros.  I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.  

Okay, on to the layout!  

I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am.  I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks.  I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.

I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.

I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.

I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others! 

Cut files used:

Have a crafty weekend!

 


Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me ....  I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.

For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted.  I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.

This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...

But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...

Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...

You might be able to read my journaling here...

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great week!


Fourteen | Jen McMurtrey June 29, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

It's Jen today with my final project as a member of the design team, which is a layout using the Age is Just a Number cut file with Lawn Fawn papers.

I began this project by creating the background paper, which was done by splattering watercolor paints on white cardstock. Once the paints had dried, I trimmed the paper 1/4 inch on each side and backed it with patterned paper.

Next, I created the title by cutting the "fourteen" with white cardstock and then shadowing that with another patterned paper. 

 

The embellishments are a hodge podge of goodies collected over the past couple of years. I tried to keep them to a minimum because I really love the bold title and wanted it (and the photo) to be the focus of the layout. The fringe was added to the bottom by chance after seeing it on the floor of my craft room. LOL!

The acrylic stars and sentiment are from Scrapbook Circle. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! It has been a wonderful year with Nicole and the other team members, and I look forward to loads of inspiration from the incoming team.

I hope you are inspired to create today!


Hip Hip Hooray | Niki Rowland June 28, 2018 07:00

Hey there! Niki back today with another layout using a background file and the new Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla. I've used the Imperfect Polka Dot Background, but instead of using it as a whole background, I deleted some of it first so the design was left at the top only. I actually also re-sized it too so that my dots were a bit smaller, and then I backfilled all those dots with papers from the Boys Rule Collection.
I backfilled all the dots with papers raised on foam pads to give my background lots of dimension, I wanted to focus on blues and greys in this layout so avoided the green tones in the collection.
I decorated the background using lots of enamel dots and other small embellishments and I used journaling cards and ephemera to build my photo stack.
I extended the embellished areas down below my photos and added more enamel dots to link the top part of the background with the rest of the layout.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout and what will you try with background cut files?
Happy scrapping xx

Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook! 

     I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project. 

I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring! 

 


Frozen | Jaclyn Rench June 22, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share a recent scrapbook page.

I love finding untraditional and/or unexpected uses for my digital die cut designs.  It's not a technique I always search out, but certainly one that fell in my lap for this page.  In the process of cleaning up and reorganizing my digital files, I ran across Just Nick's gorgeous Frosted Windowpanes design.  Knowing that I had not yet had the opportunity to use it and also knowing that I had been holding onto these photos of my daughter dressed up as Elsa, from the Disney movie Frozen - a perfectly paired page was born! 

I initially cut the design from white cardstock, but a backing layer of shimmery, sugar coated white cardstock, really makes it special.  The entire piece was attached to my page with foam adhesive, which creates lots of dimension and shadowing on my page.  I finished off the design with a scattering of blue, clear and white sequins for another bit of interest and sparkle.

The Frosted Windowpane design, with two straight sides, nestles nicely into the upper corner of my title and journaling block.  It reinforces my 'Frozen' theme, while framing out and leading the viewers eye to the story and photos on the page.

 

Thank so much for joining me today!  I hope you've been inspired to get crafty with your favorite Just Nick designs!

Cut file used: 

Frosted Windowpanes


City Market | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Do you like to try new trends? Mandalas and doily patterns are really hip right now. I wanted to show you how you can use these on a layout with dramatic results.

I used the Dainty Doily digital cut file to make an eye-catching background for my title. In addition, the doily pattern duplicates the shapes and textures of the sweetgrass baskets in the foreground photo.

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Cheers | Niki Rowland June 15, 2018 07:00

Hi there Just Nick Fans! It's Niki here with you today and I have a layout to share using the Funky Rectangle Background 2 cut file from the store.
I've been dying to get my hands on the new Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection ever since it was announced and it has finally arrived - hooray! I went looking for a cut file that was a bit edgy and funky and the Funky Rectangle Background was just the thing! I deleted some of the design so that I only had a small portion of it on the left side of the layout and then cut it from white card.  I then backfilled it with papers from the Boys Rule collection
I hand drew in some doodle frames around some of the rectangles and then built the rest of my layout on top of the funky background. I've used lots of ephemera and chipboard from that same paper collection.
I added in some stamped details (in absence of my sewing machine which wasn't accessible at the time) and finished off with some sequins and some drips of black Indian Ink.
Thanks so much for joining me today, what cut files will you use this week?
Happy scrapping, Niki xx

LOVE YOU | Nathalie DeSousa June 14, 2018 06:30

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing a new layout that combines a few of the  Just Nick Studio store's beautiful cut files to create a page all about how much i love my baby (and yes, he is  our doggie!)

 

 

To create the background of this page,  the new Funky Floral Background 2 was used.   I isolated just one of the images, and then  resize a few copies of the image to create the cascading flower look of the background.  

 

 

 

 

To bring color and dimension to the page, I chose to back all teh flowers with papers from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection, and then fold the emds of the petals, so that they create the illusion of real petals on the page.

 

 

 

To frame the picture in this layout, first i layered a few pieces of paper behind it, and then used the Ring Around My Heart background cut file to create a small cut out (from white cardstock and one of the collection's papers) that could be used as a layer/frame around the picture. 

 

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, I chose to cut the "Love You" sentiment from the  You Make My Heart Smile design from two different papers from the collection.  Then glued them together with an offset, and prop them up with some foam adhesive on the layout.

 

 

Just love how easy and and colorful this page turned out.  I love the cascading florals in the background and the color combination of the rest of the cut outs created with the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files.


Stop by the JustNick store to check these cut files and the many more designs available.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00



Wicked Fun | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 08, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. A year ago, my daughters and I were finally able to see the off-Broadway musical Wicked when it came to Minneapolis. It was so fabulous!!  I knew I wanted to use the Marquee Alpha digital cut file for these photos. It made for the perfect title cut from a vivid pink and yellow, just like the theater marquee sign.

I thought I would play up the Marquee Lights by using the Twilight Zone 1 background digital cut file. I love that it looks like light is radiating out from my title and photos.

I combined the Marquee Alpha with the Simple Set Alphabet to complete my title.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend.


Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

With school letting out this week for my kids, it only seemed appropriate to do a project about summer. For this layout, I chose the Summer cut file and used some of my Crate Paper stash that I have been holding onto for far too long.

To begin, I isolated the "Summer" sentiment and cut it using the same flower patterned paper as the background. I then backed it with the wood grain paper and adhered it to the right side of the layout.

The puffy "hello" and chipboard border were added to complete the title.

I stuck with one photo and embellished using a bow, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers. The date was typed on a tag that I cut down to size.

Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.

Thank you so much for visiting today. This fun file and many others are available in the JustNick Shop. Be sure to visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


Love Story | Jen McMurtrey May 21, 2018 07:00

Lately, I've noticed that so many projects focus on the perfect photo - correct lighting, in focus, etc. - yet so many of the pictures I have are the exact opposite. They are grainy, out of focus, the lens isn't open all the way . . . you get the picture (literally).

After my uncle pass away a couple of years ago, I found this photo of him and my aunt in their younger years that I had never seen. By all accounts, the photo is awful. However, all I could see was this rare glimpse of them as young newlyweds who absolutely adored one another. How could I not scrapbook it?

This week the team is focusing on background files, which happen to be my favorite. I decided on the Frilly Floral Background with this lovely vellum paper from Studio Calico.

To give the layout dimension, I used the negatives from the cut and added them to the centers of three flowers. These are held down by wood/jewel brads by Jillibean Soup.

I used a few of the tear strips from Studio Calico patterned papers and wrapped them around the photo. The paper straws were next and they are from Target.

The journaling was created in Word and then printed.

Last is the title, which uses SC chipboard letters and metal embellishment with wood Thickers.

This photo holds so many emotions for me and I felt it needed to be preserved.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please visit the JustNick Shop for this and many other wonderful cut files as well as loads of inspiration from the design team.


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!