JustNick Cut File Store

Middleton Place | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 29, 2018 06:30 2 Comments

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a gorgeous 2 pager layout for you today using the beautiful Maggie Holmes Flourish collection from Crate Paper. I am trying to catch up on my layouts from a vacation we took last summer to Charleston, South Carolina. While there, we visited Middleton Place Plantation and spent the day walking the unbelievable gardens and enjoying a Southern buffet lunch. We even saw a few alligators! Here is my layout...

I framed my photo using the Lotus Ring digital cut file. I left the space open to leave it light and airy. Framing your focal point photo draws the eye right in.

For my title I mixed the Outline Alphas with some gold Thickers. I filled in the alphas with a pretty floral print.

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

 Lotus Ring

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

Everyday Memories January 21, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I'm excited to be back for my second term on the Just Nick design team.  I've been busy creating away with some of Nicole's newest and yet to be released files (you're going to LOVE them!), but decided to go back to one of my old favorites for this two page layout. Not only that, but I used the cut file in a unique and different way.

At first glance you might not be able to spot the Just Nick design, but take a closer look and you'll see a pretty stitched outline of the Butterfly Background.

While the effect is definitely subtle, it makes a big impact and adds lots of texture to the page, which is just the look I was going for. 

These pictures detail a visit to our local conservatory's annual butterfly show.  I wanted to convey the theme of the memory, but at the same time, not go to over the top with the butterfly image.
To create this effect, I started by sizing and cutting the butterfly background out of scrap cardstock.  I used the resulting cut as a template to trace the shape, with a pencil, onto my background paper.  I then poked holes with a paper piercing tool, about 1/4" apart along my traced lines, and backstitched through them.  It definitely took some time to stitch out this pretty design, but I think the results are well worth it!

I carried the same stitching over to the second of my two pages  to marry the design and the theme throughout the spread.  This side didn't require near as much stitching since it was filled with more photos and a large journaling block. 

Don't be fooled, while it appears that the design continues underneath my main page elements, it does not.  But by keeping my 'ends' of the stitched design hidden under my photos and journaling it creates a more fluid and cohesive look.

I hope this page reminds you to step outside the box with your cut files and to use them in a new and unique way.  If you do, we'd love for you to share with us on our facebook page or tag your design #justnickstudio on Instagram!

Supplies used:

Butterfly Background