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Autumn Blessing - Simple Stories Team Up October 17, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone it's Cathy!  I'm back with another layout for JustNick Studio.  This time we are teaming up with Simple Stories to create some fun layouts.  I received the gorgeous Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories.  Now while this is a fall collection I was trying to figure out a way to use it that wouldn't be a conventional fall layout.  I decided to use the lovely baby blue and floral paper from the collection for my jumping off point and that made me think about my youngest son, who was born last fall.  I thought this would be a perfect subject to merge with fall inspired papers and embellishments.  I cut out several of the leaf cluster file in white white cardstock and used a few of the other papers to back some of the leaves.  I backed my photos with a few other of the papers and then stuck it all down.  I loved all the project life cards that came with the collection so I decided to fussy cut out some of the images and sayings to add to my layout!  I love how this turned out, and that I was able to use the collection for a slightly different subject! 

 


Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup

 

I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file!  The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually!  I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!

   I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection.  I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background.  I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly!  I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!

https://youtu.be/YrkDBbxp74o

 

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!  Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!

 


I thank my lucky stars for you August 11, 2016 07:00 4 Comments

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new page with you!

I was assigned to use any background from the store and so I made a page using the Star Background 2.

Okay - this page was a pain to create! It took ages, I originally used a modified version of the Quilted Background and already backed that with Crate Paper Poolside and then I was stuck. I didn't like the embellishments to use alongside the paper and then wanted to use some of the Shimelle Starshine collection - didn't match at all but for whatever reason I adhered everything down. I was telling myself - and Elsie also did - that I might like it the day after - not the case! So I tried to take it all off, didn't work, because I had to use the strongest glue I had - duuh! I cut the entire middle cluster out and just decided to leave it and go back to it a different time.

Said done, probably two weeks later I desperatly wanted to finish the page and found the blue star constellation by Dear Lizzy in my stash and knew it was perfect for my Starshine cluster. I then cut the Star Background 2 out of plain white cardstock and originally wanted to back it with the paper which - again - I didn't like.

I then used it as a stencil with embossing paste and really like the texture it gives!

For my title I wanted to use the quote or song or whatever it is saying: I thank my lucky stars for you but didn't find anything like that in the store. I then grabbed the Simple Set Alphabet and Script Alpha 2 and made my own sentiment using a combination of the letters and a few accent stars.

Here are a few detail shots for you:

 

Cut files used:

Script Alpha 2

Simple Set Alphabet

Star Background 2

All boy

 

Thank you so much for reading along with me -

have a great day!


Motorcross August 06, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia back today sharing a layout I created using the awesome new Broken Chevron Background cut file. I thought the chevrons would be great for some of my guy pics. It reminded me a little of tire treads and that made me think of my nephew who races motorcross. I thought it would be fun to scrap a photo of him racing his dirt bike. My nephew has been racing most of his life, traveling all over the place just to race. Here is my layout...

I filled the negative space of the chevrons with two different colors of pattern papers, keeping the same color in my rows. I thought it would be less busy that way so the focus would stay on my photo. I used the fun Lower Case Alpha for my title, cutting the letters large so that they would fill the space across the bottom of my layout.

I wanted more black accents, so I cut some stars out using the All Boy cut file. These were scattered diagonally across my layout along with some wood veneer gears. 

I love how easily this layout came together! Here is a look at the cut files I used today.

All the fabulous new August cut files were just loaded in the JustNick OnLine Store. You really need to see these. They are seriously awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Meet our April GDT + get your monthly freebie! April 15, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Please help me welcome our talented April guest designer Chantalle McDaniel!

Hi, I’m Chantalle and, like so many of you, I just love this amazing creative outlet called scrapping! I live with my Husband and two kiddos in beautiful Brisbane, Australia and I’m thrilled to be serving on Simple Stories and We R Memory Keepers design teams for 2016. You can find me at the links below -  looking forward to connecting with you! 

We let Chantalle choose a bunch of cut files from our store  and check out the pages she created for us!

Cut files used: All Boy and Game

I have a crazy Xbox zombie living with me right now, so the Gamer files really caught my eye! I have used the word ‘gamer’, included in the set, and cut it on my Cameo using the Silhouette Stamp Material.

I then went about stamping with white ink on the background. I’ve also used some of the awesome hand drawn stars in the ‘All Boy’ set as embellishments.

Next, Chantalle used this month's free file to create this super pretty and colorful page!

Cut files used: No Rain, No Rainbows and Sweater Weather

This file was perfect for a recent family outing on Australia day. The weather was set to be terrible but we ventured out anyway and were rewarded with lots of and sunshine after the rain!

I have drawn inspiration from a rainbow and cut the file on Bazzill double thick  cardstock which is great for wet media. I then applied some subtle watercolour with paints and my aqua brush.

Thanks so much Chantalle for inspiring us with your work!

Here is a peek at this month's freebie:

Now, I know you want this one for free! Just use the code: RAINFREE at checkout to snag this freebie only until midnight on April 30, 2016!

No other purchase necessary

To follow Chantalle on her scrapping journey:

Insta: @chantallemcdaniel

FB: https://www.facebook.com/chantalle.mcdaniel

Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/chantallemcd/

Scrapbook.comhttp://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/970529.html

Thanks again Chantalle for guesting for us and sharing your beautiful style with us!

 


Hey Cool Kids February 23, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a newly created scrapbook layout using a few different Just Nick cut files!

 

As soon as I saw the awesome Pinwheel background cut file I just knew I wanted to team it with the Fancy Pants Designs 'Be Different' collection! That 'Rawr' flair is the inspiration behind this layout!  

My 2 boys are my world, they are the subject of most of my layouts! My eldest received a selfie stick and so this photo is the result of the two of them having some fun using it to take selfies!

The other super cool cut file I used was the All Boy set, I cut the word Cool with some patterned paper and cut the star with black cardstock. 

I am loving long titles where I can use many different alphas at the moment...it really makes a great impact on your layout!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for the ever growing list of new cut files plus your all time favourites are still in store too!

Happy creating!


How I Love You October 23, 2015 07:00

Hey, there!  Jennie here and I cannot wait to share with you the latest page I created.  Four cut files on one page?!  For me, that is definitely unheard of.  And, a totally fun challenge.  

I thought about it for a bit.  Then I envisioned the files in a circle.  And that is how this page was born.  I took the arrows in All Boy and Arrow Set 2, then a word (You) from Everyday Words Background and one from Word 3 (love).

How does this all come together?  Just like this!

Paired with some Amy Tangerine die cuts and you've got a whole circle full of die cuts that really accentuate one of my favorite photos.

Try pairing a bunch of files together -- maybe say, four!  

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to share with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram how you are using the Just Nick cut files!

Supplies:

All Boy


Captured Moment October 19, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here to reveal a design I recently made with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR JustNick cut files! WOW! I must admit, when Nicole challenged some of us to use four die-cut files on one project, I was like, uh... ;) But I quickly discovered that her cut files are so versatile that mixing and matching them ended up being a breeze! WOO!HOO! Using elements of the All Boy, Speech Bubbles, WORD 3, and Plaid Background cut files, here is what I came up with:

A tad initimidated at first, yes, but totally happy with the result! And I will definitely be mixing and matching cut files more and more - the possibilities are truly, but truly endless! Thanks, Nicole, for making us think outside the box and get 'er done! ;)

Happy scrapping!


Meet our Guest Designer Sarah Moore + a freebie! October 16, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

It's that time of the month - where we ask a talented designer to join us on the blog using our cut files!

Help me welcome Sarah Moore this month to JustNick!

Meet Sarah:

Hi my name is Sarah Moore. I'm a crazy busy mama to 4 boys ages 9, 6, 5 and 2 and I've been married to my super supportive husband for 11 years! I am a (very part time hairdresser), but mostly a Stay At Home (Hockey) Mom and a Beachbody Coach! I pretty much run hair straight back all day, but I love it! I've been scrapbooking now for 11 years. I started just after I got married, so I could make a wedding album (shhhhh!! don't tell anyone that I still haven't finished that album!! HA!) I LOVE playing with my Cameo and finding different ways to stretch your cut files and use them in unique ways! I also love getting messy and inky with mixed media! I'm sad to say that my scrapbooking has taken a back seat to my busy life lately, but I was super happy to get a chance to be a Guest Designer for Just Nick and stretch my creative muscles! 

We let Sarah grab some cut files from the store to create a project and this is what she created!

Sarah says this about her project:

For this layout I knew I wanted to use the words in the All Boy cut file to create a fun background, so I ungrouped the file, (make sure you group the individual words back together before you move them or else all the little lines will stay when you move it!) Then I resized the words to the size I wanted, and arranged them all together on my page. Some of them were coming off the page (and that's ok!). Once I had them all arranged, I created a compound path of the whole thing by using the "select" or arrow function on the top left hand side of the sillhouette studio software, and selecting the entire arrangement, right click over the arrangement and click "create compound path". Once that's done, select the box function on the sidebar, and draw a box INSIDE the cut mat (this will be where your cut file will be cropped). After that box is drawn, go back to the select function and go over the entire file again. On the top right tool bar, click on your modify tab, then click on "crop" it will crop everything that is outside of the box you drew so that you have a closed line on your paper once it's cut and so it doesn't just keep cutting away the edges of your paper!
Once I had that part cut out, I used papers from Crate Paper's Open Road collection to back the words. After they were backed, I went back and glued the insides of the words down too. This takes quite a bit of time! I actually sat in front of the tv with my husband and watched a show while I did this because it's quite tedious (but definitely worth it!).
After the background was finished, the rest of the layout came together quite quickly! I layered some papers, vellum and some chipboard under my photo and I also used the Geometric Cards to add another layer under my photo! I'm not gonna lie, I totally used the Open Road collection because I NEEDED to use those sunglasses on this layout! HA! I finished it off with a little Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I love that you can use a cut file in so many different ways! This technique takes quite a bit of time, but the end result is so cool, it's definitely worth it!
We asked Sarah what her favorite type of cut files were and she told us that she loves backgrounds and since she has boys in her house, that something masculine would be great! We came up with Going In Circles Background for her to use.
Check out the beautiful project she made with this file!
I wanted to use the big circles in the Going in Circles cut file as a home for my photos, so I released the compound path of the cut file and removed the inner circles so it would leave me with a solid circle for my photos to go on. Before I placed down the cut file, I applied a light layer of gesso with an old credit card to give the background a little more interest.  
I also layered the photos with a few patterned papers that I cut with my good old manual die cutting machine! I backed the other circles with various patterned papers from Elle's Studio. Once they were all backed, I stitched around the circles with my sewing machine. It helps to keep the papers in place and also gives it some added texture! I love this cut file because there's so many different areas to embellish!
Now, wouldn't you love to get this cut file for FREE?? Just add the Going In Circles Background to your cart and use the code: CIRCLESFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
To check out more of Sarah's work make sure to follow her on her blog:
Or you can check out her Gallery over at Scrapbook.com http://www.scrapbook.com/profiles/426721.htm
Thanks so much to Sarah for joining us today!! Thanks for all the inspiration and enjoy your FREEBIE for this month!

All Boy Layout October 12, 2015 07:00

Hello friends! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day if you live in Canada! It's Lee-Anne here and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Going In Circles Background Cut File which can be downloaded free this Friday, October 16.

I love circles and creating layouts of circles.  I cut this cut file with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with patterned paper.  To add more shadows and dimension to the layout, I added some dimensional squares to the back of the circle background.  I love the look it gives.

Here is more of a closeup:

I added some alphabet stickers for a title, some flair buttons, word veneers, word stickers and enamel dots to finish the layout.

Be sure and check out the store and see all the designs and be sure and come back on October 16 to download your free Going In Circles Cut File. 

Thanks for stopping by!


This is Awesome. October 01, 2015 07:00

Hello, Diana here to share with you a masculine layout.  This is my son who plays Lacrosse.  These pictures were taken during last year's season--I love that I can capture him doing the thing he LOVES.

 

On my layout  I used 3 different cuts:

Retro Square Background, which I resized, so it's more like rectangles than squares;

Arrow Set 1 in the title work;

All boy for my title and embellishments.

here is a closeup of my personal challenge to use cuts to create a title:

We would really love to see your creations using the JustNick Studio cuts!  Please feel free to share them on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram with @justnickstudio.  Thank you for taking the time to visit today!

 

 

 


Cool Dude August 12, 2015 07:00

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday! It's Lee-Anne here today with another layout using Just Nick Cut Files.  For this week the challenge is to use three or more cut files on a project.  I haven't scrapped a boy layout for a while so I thought I'd scrap one of my youngest son when he was ten years old.

 For this layout, I used four different cut file sets from the Just Nick Shop.  Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the Brick Circle on white card stock and backed it with a piece of patterned paper.  For the dimension, I added small foam squares that I cut in half and adhered to the backside of the card stock.  I love the shadows and dimension it gives the background.

 I cut the title "Cool Dude" from the All Boy Cut Files as well as the star inside the circle cut file from the All Boy Cut Files and added them to the layout.

 The words "remember today" were cut from the Word Brushstrokes Cut File and added to the top left hand corner of the layout over the white card stock so it was legible.

 Finally I added the "awesome" word tab from the Word Tab Cut Files and the "smile" .  

I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to use these awesome cut files designed by Nicole Nowosad.  All these and many more cuts files are in the Just Nick Digital Cut Files Store here.

Thanks for stopping by!

 Cut Files Used For This Layout:

 

 

 


Loving Life June 26, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today. I have a couple of layouts to share with you today because I have been having so much fun with the JustNick cut files. Did you know Nicole keeps adding more files every week! I see something new and want to create something with it right away, lol.

On this first one I used the Simple Scallop Strips above the photo. But the start of this layout is that Crazy Daisy Background cut file. I first used a black Silhouette pen on the cut file, then I went back and cut portions of it again in different pattern papers. The sketch pen marks are my guide for placing my pattern papers.

I also used the Life cut file for my title. I love the scripty writing.

This next layout I created for Cocoa Vanilla but I love it so much I wanted to share it with you here too. That XOXO background cut file is fabulous! On this layout I cut just the outside with vellum. Then the XOXO background was cut from black cardstock. This way I could layer my cuts, placing sequins underneath.

My last layout was also created for Cocoa Vanilla using the All Boy cut file.

I arranged the words where I wanted them on this layout and cut them directly out of my pattern paper. Then I cut the title again from black cardstock. I placed various pattern papers behind the cuts with the black lettering on top. It's a really eye catching title!

I hope I have inspired you to try a JustNick cut file or two :) 

Thanks for stopping by.


You Color Our Life Layout June 24, 2015 07:00

Hello there!  

I know that washi tape has been around for so long, but lately I seem to be obsessed.  So much so that I created this layout with all my washi tape.  I just took a piece of white cardstock and started laying out strips of washi tape to create a rainbow affect. 

I then wanted to make the title and some of the accent pieces pop so I decided to use black cardstock to make them stand out against the colors of washi tape.  

I really wanted my photo to be the main focus on top of the washi tape so I printed it in a 6x6 inch size so that it was very large.  I also changed it into black and white so the colors in the original photo didn't distract from the colors of the washi tape.  

For my title I used the cut file LIFE and then typed out the rest of the title.  For the starts I used them from the ALL BOY cut file.  

 

Once I had the photo and stars attached to the layout, I decided to add some sequins to match as well.  I just sprinkled them on right next to the coordinating strips of washi tape.  

I printed my journaling and added it to the bottom of the layout and it was done.  This layout was super easy and you could also create the same effect with patterned paper as well.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout.  Be sure to check out the JUSTNICK STORE for all the awesome cut files and make sure to check often as more are always added. 

CUT FILES USED :
ALL BOY
LIFE

 

 


U...Right Now June 15, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Good Monday morning!  It's Jaclyn here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first official Just Nick design team project with you today!

I try to do a highlight style page for each of my kids albums, as they turn another year older.  It's a fun way to include snippets of their interests, extracurriculars and bits of their personality in their scrapbooks.  The Right Now cut file was a fitting title and starting point for my page about my son Justin, at six years old.

I love the mix of type in this cut file - it includes both a clean type and funky script.  The original design includes a circle around the entirety of the design.  However, since I knew I'd be using a lot of linear elements on my page, I opted to remove the circle and simply cut the words.

Once sized, I cut the title two times - once out of cream cardstock and a second time from gray cardstock.  I layered the two cuts together, slightly offsetting the top piece, to create some added shadow and dimension.

The majority of my page is pretty busy and colorful, so I opted for a kraft background to ground the whole design.  With the cardstock background in place, the margins of my page still created a little more white space than I was going for.  To solve that problem, I cut some stars from the All Boy cut file out of the same kraft cardstock and layered them over the background piece to create a tone on tone effect.  To make those diecut stars pop just a little bit more, but still not overwhelm the remainder of the design, I colored them with a layer of Wink of Stella brush pen glitter.  The end result turned out to be subtle but cool!

Thanks for joining me for my first post on the Just Nick blog today.  I'm already working on and brainstorming lots more projects to share with you in the future!

Supplies:

Right Now cut file

All Boy cut file