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12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 1 | Nathalie DeSousa December 01, 2018 07:00 3 Comments

 Hi  there!

It is starting to feel and look a lot like Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than to share cut files! For the next 12 days, JustNick Studio will be giving a cut file a day for free!  So, let's get started!

 

 

Today's free cut file is "Build a Poinsetta", and it is the perfect cut file to create beautiful layouts and cards, but how about a decor piece for your home, well...

 

 

Every few years we change the color of the Christmas tree decorations, and this year our daughter decided the colors: blush, white and blue-gray.   The new colors mean that our Christmas decorations also have to be revamped a bit, so i decided to create this piece to for our home.

 

 

I pulled a Jillibean embroidery hoop and painted to match our wood pieces.  While the paint dried, i used today's free cut file, "Build a Poinsetta" to cut the pieces for the flowers from papers that matched the tones of the tree ornaments.  A bit of Vicki Boutin Art Crayon helps to add the shading to the petals, while a bone folder helped to create the movement of the flowers and leaves.  To finish each flower, I added a few french knots to the center of each flower.

 

 

 

 

To add the sentiment to the hoop, i decided to pull the  Merry and Bright cut file and used only the "merry" word of it to create the stitched sentiment on the hoop.

 

 

To assemble the piece, i added some small branches created using a soon-to-be-released "Holiday Boughs" cut file, and then glued all the pieces to the hoop.  I added a piece of ribbon to the top of the hoop, so that the piece can also be hung from the tree or around our home.  Just love how this turned out!!!

 

 

Now it is time for you to visit the store to get your free copy of this cut file, so:

Enter the code: POINTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 01, 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.

 

I cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!  As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

 

XO


'Peace' Holiday gift bag | Jaclyn Rench November 03, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I realize that the calendar just turned over to November but I'm already thinking about (and doing some) crafting for the holidays!  It's never to early to work on gifts and/or gift packaging, in my opinion.

After Christmas last year, I scored a bunch of cute linen gift bags on clearance, for only pennies a piece.  I set them aside, knowing that their blank canvas would be fun to decorate and customize with my paper crafting supplies, as the next year's holiday season approached.  To make this festive project, I simply added to my supplies: a scrap of glitter gold heat transfer vinyl, a shipping tag and some Just Nick holiday cut files.

The first step was to cut a seasonal sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments digital cut design.  There are a variety of words and phrases to choose from in this file, but I chose 'peace', knowing that the simple font would be easily legible cut from glittery gold. I made sure to cut a mirror image of my design, so that when ironed onto my canvas tote, it would read correctly.

I thought the Layered Poinsettia design would make a nice dimensional accent on my bag and allow me to incorporate some more color.  I cut the poinsettia from red cardstock, green tone on tone patterned paper, and even threw in a layer of glittery red paper for an added pop of sparkle and shine.  I finished off the flower with a gold sequined center and adhered it to my bag with hot glue, centered above my iron on.

I needed a place to add who the gift was 'to' and 'from' so that's where the shipping tag came in.  I, again, chose to dress it up with a Just Nick file but not in the traditional sense.  Rather than cut the 'warm wishes' sentiment, I used my silhouette software to fill the design with color, add additional text and print it all onto my blank tag.  It makes a nice finishing piece to the packaging.

Here's one more look at the finished design.  I'll definitely be duplicating this idea over and over again to have a stash of pretty packaging for my Christmas gift giving this year!  I hope this post inspires you to do the same!

Cut files used: 

Holiday Sentiments

Layered Poinsettia


Crafting off the Page with Cut Files May 18, 2016 10:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone.  I wanted to show you a project I created with my daughters.  They hold a lemonade / bake sale every year and we always dress it up with all sorts of crafty elements so when this year rolled around, I knew exactly which JustNick cut files to use.

Can you spot the three cut files I used? It's a bit of an I-Spy game so let me walk you through it and show you a tutorial.

This entire decor of the lemonade stand was inspired by this paper flower garland I wanted to create.  I hand cut some of the flowers from the Paige Evans' Fancy Free collection for Pink Paislee.

Then I chose two flowers from the Lazy Daisies cut file and added circles for holes in the middle of them so I could string them on the twine.

Next I downloaded the Stems 2 cut file created a hole for the twine to go through the leaf of the stem.  To do this, I created a small circle nested in a large circle.  I then stacked it on top of the stem and welded it together.

I then strung them on the twine and hung them from the top of the lemonade stand.  

Next I created a little sign for the stand inviting people to try the lemonade.  I chose the Lemon Slice cut file and then I typed "pucker up" and cut it out of coordinating paper.  

I created several other elements using my Silhouette. You can find the details for those on my blog.


Taking Some Notes September 07, 2015 07:00

Hi everyone,

Well, it's that time of year again! Back to school! I am a teacher and I absolutely love my job. I feel like the new school year comes at the perfect time - no matter how much I loved a prior class. My classroom is all sparkly clean, all the labels look new and everything is fresh and ready. I thought, since this week is all about back to school projects, I would share something for a teacher or a student - an altered composition book. And, I used the perfect cut files!

Fun, right? And it's super easy to create one of these. This is a standard, hard cover composition book. You can find them at just about every retailer that sells school or office supplies. They usually have a marbled design. I use Mod Podge to adhere the paper on the front and pack. Then, I use a strong adhesive (like my ATG or Glossy Accents) to attach everything else. 

For this book, I did the usual patterned paper cover and then, I used one of the background cut files and the marquee alpha to complete the design. It can be a little time consuming putting on the paper, trimming it down to size, etc. but, just look at the final product!

These are such perfect gifts and can be personalized so easily. 

I love how the alpha pops on top of the burlap!

Now you have the perfect idea to give to your childs teacher this school year OR maybe surprise your little student with something just for them! And use some fabulous cut files while you're at it. 

Cut files used: Rosette background, Marquee Alpha