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Boo | Majken Pullin October 29, 2020 07:00

Boo, y'all!  Happy Halloween everyone.  Majken here today to continue the Halloween-themed fun, and I'm so glad you're here!  For Halloween in 2018, my cute son quickly settled on being a hotdog.  He's so fun.  :)  I hadn't documented that yet, so this year is the perfect opportunity.  Let's take a peek!

First, I cut the house and bats from "Haunted" out from black textured cardstock and played around with it with my photo to make sure I had it in the place I wanted it.

**TIP ALERT**:  If you place a lot of pieces of cardstock or papers out and don't want to lose the placement, have I got a tip for you!

1. Place your pieces where you plan to put them:

2. Take a low tack or well-loved Silhouette Cameo or other 12 x 12 cutting mat and lay it tack-side down over the project:

3. Press your fingers over the pieces and then carefully flip the cut file and set aside:

4. Put adhesive on the back of the pieces, flip it back over when you are ready to put the pieces on your project, and carefully peel the mat off your project.  If you aren't sure of some of the pieces, you can leave the adhesive off until you're ready.

That's it!  I hope you find that helpful when you are working with small pieces of a cut file or ephemera.  :)

Okay next I used the super cute Simple Stories Happy Haunting with some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and silver spritz.  I cut a piece of white textured cardstock to 10" x 10" and blended Black Soot ink dark at the top gradually getting lighter almost at the bottom.  Once it was dry, I spritzed water on it and blotted it with a paper towel, then I spritzed glittery silver spray on top.

I distressed the edges and then sewed to the star patterned paper to create my base. 

I followed the same inking steps on a smaller piece to cut "Boo" from "31" and "Spooky" from "Scary Stuff" out.  I also did an offset of the bats in Haunted and cut out the slightly larger outline from light gray cardstock so they'd show up a little better from the background.

Some other angles:

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


Scary Stuff

I know we'll have a different Halloween this year, so I hope you stay healthy and safe!  You can find all the JustNick Studio Halloween cut files here, and don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio.


Majken Pullin

Too Cute To Spook | Sophie Delorme October 26, 2020 07:00

Hello friends !


It’s Sophie with you today with this lovely Halloween layout of my little girl enjoying giving treats last year !



I used two Just Nick cut files for this page: “Pumpkin Patch”



And “31” for my title.



I started with a thick white cardstock for my background, where I added a few watercolors behind the title and on the lower part of the layout.



I decided to use a beautiful collection from Simple Stories named “Happy Haunting” for my page. I teared a big chunk of patterned paper to “ground” the pumpkins and I backed each of them with different patterned papers and black cardstock for the eyes and mouths.



I added adhesive foam on the back of the cut file before adhering it to the page.


I also backed my title with adhesive foam. I love the extra dimension it gives to it.



I drew a spider web that connects my title to the photo and pumpkins.


Finally, I embellished the page with flowers, bats and a pumpkin cardstock sticker.






I handwrote my journaling and added a few white nuvo drops as the finishing touch.



I love the end result and the color scheme of my page.


I hope you do too !


Thanks for passing by today and I wish you a lovely crafty day !


Sophie xx


Too Cute To Spook | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 24, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia back today to share an adorable Halloween layout with you. Since my dog likes to greet all the Trick or Treaters, I like to dress him up in costume too. The kids love it. Even kids who may be afraid of dogs are not so scared of him when he looks so funny. Seriously, there is nothing scary about my layout! Take a look.

I used the new Spider Web 2 digital cut file for that awesome web as well as the 31 digital cut file for my title and the cat die cut.

I turned my title into a layered die cut by creating a background shadow using the offset tool in Silhouette Studio. I love how it pops against the yellow ink on my background. The googly eyes add a nice touch of whimsy. You can create a whole new look, just by adding a shadow layer. 

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

If you are interested in watching my process video check out my YouTube channel.

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

Free Spirit | Jaclyn Rench October 23, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here today to kick off Halloween week on the blog!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I was eager to dig through my library of spooky cut designs.  As you will soon see, I had a hard time narrowing down my choices and ended up uses elements from four different cut files to create my bewitching page.


Using a witch hat was a no brainer, as I dug into my library of Just Nick files.  I chose the one from Spooky Stuff because I loved the band and buckle that accompanied it, and the opportunity it allowed for me to add a splash of color.  This crooked hat is a fun added accent to my page title. 

Speaking of the title, doesn't that scripty font look spectacular when cut from glitter cardstock?  The Free Spirit text was likely intended for other purposes, but I think it's a fun play on words when paired with my photos. 

I also pulled in the number '31' from the 31 cut design, and adhered it atop of a black circular label.  This little vignette of designs creates a fun focal point on my page.

I simply couldn't stop there, knowing a spider web would make a fun addition to the overall design.  Just Nick has several web designs to choose from, but I quickly settle on the Hey Spidey Background because I loved the quirky feel of it.  I cut the design from vellum to layer in the upper right corner of my page and secured it with several lines of machine stitching.

I snuck one final spooky element from Spooky Stuff onto my page.  I sized down a couple of the bats and placed them just beyond the folded edge of my patterned paper background.  Adhering the bats only in the middle and allowing their wings to lift, reinforces the idea that they are indeed flying off the page.

We hope you'll stick around the blog all week long for lots more Halloween inspiration from the design team!

Cut files used: 

Hey Spidey Background


Spooky Stuff

Free Spirit 

BOO! | Laureen Wagener October 28, 2016 07:00

Boo you cut file fans -

it's Laureen with you today, finally again! I missed writing blog posts ;)

I hope you enjoyed Halloween week so far? I for sure did!

The project the girls came up with were amazing!

Unfortunately, Halloween isn't a big deal were I live in Germany and therefore no one here celebrates it - the kids get their candy anyways and we get to dress up in February/ March for carnival.
If you ask me - I truly miss it! I would love to celebrate Halloween partys, go trick or treating - yes 22 year olds want their candy too ;) - and just decorate. But oh well! Therefore I couldn't come up with a layout for my post - since I wouldn't have ONE picture to use.

I decided to wrap things up and create 3 cards - 2 traditonal regular cards and one that is a tag and can be perfectly used as invitations!

For this tag I used the Pumpkin Tags cut file and cut one of the tags with the face and one just as the outline.

I then traced the tag and cut a sheet of transparency to layer behind my pumpkin. I used Distress Inks in different yellow and orange shades to make my pumpkin look like a pumpkin and adhered some black cardstock behind.

Then I just punched a hole and set a black eyelet and this first project was done!

For the BOO card I decided to use the Web Background as a stencil and really love the effect it gives!

I simply cut it out out of some cardstock, adhered it to my card and used purple Distress Inks over it.

For the sentiment I simply cut the BOO from 31 and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it, sprinkled some black Heidi shine over it and called it done ;)

Last but not least I knew that I wanted to create a scene - now since we don't really do Halloween, I don't have any Halloween stamps - and usually I use stamps for cards all the time!

I looked at the files and found the Bare Tree one, which I cut out and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it. Then I also cut out a pupkin from Build a Jack and the ghost from 31 to use as accents for the card.

The background was made using different shades of purple Distress ink and came together easily ;)

I hope I could help inspire you to create a few cards to give away last minute or to make a quick and easy Halloween invitation!


Have a happy Halloween and stay safe!



Cut files used:

Web Background

Bare Tree


Build a Jack

Pumpkin Tags

Too cute to spook | Michelle Whorwood October 27, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle here with a Halloween layout of a different kind!  The cut files in store make it super easy to create spooky fun layouts for Halloween and there are lots of different ones to choose from.

For my layout I wanted to create a spiderweb background so I cut the Hey Spidey Background file but to keep it soft and sweet still just like the sweet girls in my photo,  I cut it out on white cardstock and filled in sections of it with some patterned paper.  I then added a border of patterned paper to frame the web cut file.

I loved the 'Too cute to spook' title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.

Some close ups:

One of the things I loved about the Hey Spidey Background file is the texture that the lined bits of the cut file creates on my layout. 

Lastly, I added some heart and star stickers to the points of the web and scattered some enamel dots into the negative spaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog - are you creating any Halloween layouts this year?



Trick or Treat | Tarrah McLean October 24, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah joining you and today I am sharing my very first Halloween themed layout for this year!

Obviously I had to use photos from last years Halloween, we don't actually really celebrate Halloween in Australia but my son's love dressing up and joining in on the Trick or Treat fun! Luckily because it is getting popular over here now, the shops are starting to carry costumes and things to decorate your home with!

I just HAD to use this amazing Spider Web background when I saw that Nicole had designed it, I was busting to create a layout using it!

I used lots of bits and pieces of Halloween themed craft things that I have had for some time now...there is a bit of Crate Paper After Dark and some pieces from a really old brand called Little Yellow Bicycle!

I used the Trick or Treat from the 31 cut file set for my title and I love how it turned out cut on orange cardstock!  

Last Halloween I had a zombie and a skeleton! How cute are they?!! I also added some Halloween wood veneer bits that I have had for a few years! 

I love how the chipboard spider fits in the corner of the letter 'R'....it was the perfect spot for him to go!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get your Halloween crafting started!

Happy creating and Happy Halloween!

Tarrah x