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Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! It's almost Halloween! I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons. For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout. I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash. I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well. You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Awesome Girl - Cathy Martin September 25, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I'm continuing to work with the All Boy cut file! On my last blog post I used several of the words that came with the cut file, but so as to not waste a single bit of paper I added the word "awesome" before I sent the file through my Silhouette. I didn't know what I would end up doing with it, but I knew that since it was something I could use for almost any layout I decided to cut it. I'm so glad I did, because I used it for this layout! A layout that is definitely All Girl :)
I backed the cut file with bright, bold and fun papers from my stash ( I have some drawers of papers that I keep specifically for the purpose of backing cut files) and then I chopped the word in half so it would fit on my page better, since the background paper I had chosen had an illustration in the lower left hand side. I decided to go for a funky, whimsical, and slightly minimalistic feel, and I experimented with my photo by cutting out my daughter from the background. This is a new technique for me, though I know it's been around for quite awhile. I am super happy with the results!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today! You can also check out my Youtube channel to see my process video too!
Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title! I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads! I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today! Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!
Let's Go | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 25, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with more Back To School inspiration. I swear, I have the cutest, happiest nephew! Here he is showing off his new backpack.
I used 5 digital cut files to create this layout. The Broken Mirror Background cut file allowed me to use up some scraps filling in the negative space with different pattern papers.
To create movement on my layout, I wanted my title to go up one side of my photo and across the top. To connect the two, I modified the arrow from the All Boy digital cut file, making it much longer. This allowed me to fold it to fit around my photo. I used two different fonts for my title, the Type It Font and the OutLine Alphas. I love mixing fonts to create more interest in my titles.
To finish framing my photo, I tucked the Today File Folder underneath my photo
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!
It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files! I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan! I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file. I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software. I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs. I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.
My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads. I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile. I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing. I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!
I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out. The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cat here back with another layout! I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!. I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper. I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing! I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file. My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre. The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!
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!
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:
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!
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!
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:
Thanks again Chantalle for guesting for us and sharing your beautiful style with us!
Hey Cool Kids February 23, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
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!
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!
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! ;)
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!
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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!