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You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I.  The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's.  Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space!  I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires.  Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments.  I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00

Hey everyone!  March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you.  Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page.  I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock.  It just screamed EGGS to me!  I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers.  I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.

 

 


You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00

Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it.  This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.

So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file.  This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time!  I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!

Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side.  I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while.  This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!

 

 


Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45

It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it!  I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile!  I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!

I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper!  I love how this layout turned out.  It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Love Love Love - Cathy Martin January 12, 2018 07:00

Hey everyone!!!  It's my first layout and blog post for 2018 for JustNick!  I swear, she's going to have to kick me to the curb to get me to leave!  Where I live, it's cold, the wind hurts my face, and there is slush and snow everywhere, so I decided I needed to channel a little sunshine into my page!

I used the Loads of Love cut file, and I cut it out of a pinky-peach ombre paper.  I was originally going to cut it out of white cardstock, but decided to use up some of the neglected  solid papers in my stash.  At this point I had no clue where I was going with it, only that I knew I wanted to put a picture in the largest O.  I used a SnapChat pic of my daughter and I, since I needed a small one, and the quality of the photo wasn't the greatest, so it was better to keep it small.  I then chose various fun patterned papers from my paper scraps stash.  I always love stash busting with Nicole's cut files!

I wasn't sure what background paper to use, but in the end I couldn't resist using the bright and friendly clouds!  My daughter also helped influence my background paper choice.  I only did a minimal amount of embellishing, since the page was already brimming with fun!  I am so happy with how seriously cute this page turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 

 


Snow Day | Maryám Pérez December 31, 2017 07:00

Hello Everyone! Today is the last day of the year and I'm so happy to back sharing a new layout using the wonderful JustNick Cut files. 

For today's project, I'm using the Snowflakes Cut File Set. This time I was inspired by one of the layouts from Paige Evans where she created a big snowflake with sequins. I took that idea and I created my own layout using sequins and a cut file.

I made 3 snowflakes. The first thing I did was cut the snowflakes using my Silhouette Cameo, after that, I adhered all of my sequins following the design of the snowflake. Once I have that part done, I decided to add some stitching so I used the little holes in the sequins as a guide and I stitched through them.

Here is my layout:

I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be really happy to answer them.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!


Let it Snow - Cathy Martin December 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everybody!  It's Cathy here and I'm back with a layout inspired by a winter scene.  I used the Frosted Windowpane cut file and created a layout about the lovely calmness of a winter morning.  This cut file is just lovely and I cut it out of white cardstock.  I decided to just back it with one colour of paper, but it could be backed with a multitude of papers as well to create an amazing ombre effect!

Since this cut file goes in the corner of a layout it was easy to figure out how to design my page! I just cut another paper on a diagonal and placed it in the opposite corner.  I also cut out a paper frame to encase my entire layout.  Overall I love the fun and whimsical scene created using this file along with embellishments that emphasized my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


14 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 - Cathy Martin December 07, 2017 07:05 2 Comments

Hi everyone I'm up on the blog today and I'm using this gorgeous Joyful cut file!  Just for today you can get this cut file for free by using the code JOYFREE2  This really is a very lovely cut file, and even though it's part of Nicole's Christmas giveaway I decided to use it for a slightly different layout.  I used it for a winter layout, with a picture that was taken at the end of January.  Even the word Joy can be versatile, and if there is something that I cannot say enough about Nicole's cut files it is that they can be used in soooooo many ways!

For my layout I used a combination of products from the Snow and Cocoa collection as well as the Turn the Page collection.  It might seem like a bit of a strange pairing but there were some overlapping color schemes that helped me bring in more colors than just pink and teal.  I used the offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create an outline for the cut file.  I then used patterned paper to cut out the outline and white paper for the middle.  Propping it all up with foam gave just the right amount of dimension and interest!  I am so happy with the simplicity and sense of wonder and joy that comes across through all the elements. 

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you go and grab your free cut file, and don't forget to stop by each day for the next 7 days for more cut files and inspiration!

 

 


Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life.  Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed.  Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.

For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file.  I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather.  I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock.  I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around.  I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper.  Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up.  I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo.  To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.

For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection.  It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set.  I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off.  I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today!  I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!

 

 

 

 

 


Hello | Maryám Pérez October 16, 2017 07:00

Hey Friends! Maryám here to share with you a layout using the "Star Background 2" Cut File. I had some stuff from the Glitter Girl collection over my desk and I thought the cut file will match perfectly with it.

Here is what I have created:

Once I had the cut file backed with all of the papers I put some foam dots behind of it because I wanted it to have a little bit of dimension.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you liked my layout. Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful day!


Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 09, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files!  I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!!  I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time!  I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file.  I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage!  I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!

 

 


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!

 

 

 


Live Today - Cathy Martin August 11, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  I can't believe we are almost halfway through August!  Where oh where has the summer gone.  Well I know for myself I am still going to be scrapping fun and bright layouts for just a little bit longer before I switch and start focusing on the awesomeness of autumn scrapping.  With that in mind this week is circles week and we are focusing on cut files that are circular.  This, for me, is seriously no problem, I LOVE all of Nicole's circular cut files!

For the layout I created I chose the Floral Ring 3 cut file, and I cut it out in a very primary, bright blue.  Now here is where the challenge is because this colour of blue is not one that I would usually use, but I really wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge as well as get a chance to use up products that would match well with the blue that I chose!

After much hmming and hahing and not being able to make a decision on patterned paper I finally was able to back the cut file and choose a background paper that really went well together.  I used products from Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio to finish off the layout! 

Thank you all so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see how it all came together!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 


Love this life | Laureen Wagener July 31, 2017 07:00

Hi cut file fans -

It's Laureen with you to share a new page made with one of the new files loaded to the store - the beautiful Basic Bloom Background!

Now I can never get enough of floral cut files, especially the beautiful ones Nicole always creates! So of course I had to use one for this page. The tricky part is that when always using florals cut files pages tend to look the same - so I decided to create something a little - only a little - different.

Instead of backing the cut file I duplicated it, welded the two pieces together so I would have one long 12 inch pieces and then cut them into a square at the top and the two sides to make them fit perfectly into the top space of my paper and make it look like a flowing flower garland - if you know what I mean ;D



I layered some vellum behind the file to soften up the background paper and to make the cut file stand out and then all I did for embellishing was fuzzy cutting bits from different patterned papers ;)



All adhered down and the page was done in a breeze!

Until the next time and happy crafting,

xo Laureen

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Cut file used:

Basic Bloom Background


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!

 

 


Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick!  For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired.  This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper.  I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background.  It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.

Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel.  Once it all came together I was so happy with it.  This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out!  This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!

 

 


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 Life | Laureen Wagener June 01, 2017 11:15

Hi cut file fans,

it's Laureen here to share a brand new layout with you!
For this week the Just Nick Designers were each given a sketch from PageMaps and were asked to create a layout based on it - here is my sketch:

Isn't it super cool?! I loved the sketch a whole lot with all the circles and different elements. Now when it came to actually creating my page I spend hours over hours scrolling through my Just Nick  Cut files to find one I'd like to use and that was the biggest struggle I had! After I finally found one, the page didn't took long at all - here it is:

 

I used the Going in Circles Background to mimic all the circles from the sketch and am really liking the way it looks!



I cut a piece of patterned paper, stitched down the edges and then placed my cut file on top of that using foam squares for a tiny bit of dimension.

After I had placed that the embellishing was easy peasy - just using some stickers, Thickers and florals from the Shimelle Little by Little Collection.

Now - I hope you feel inspired by the sketch and create something with it, there are so many possibilities. Imagine using a floral ring cut file and cutting that several times and then create your grid - PERFECT!



Happy crafting and have a great day!
Laureen

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Cut files used:

Going in Circles Background


Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!

 

 


Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

 

Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle!  The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs.  I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1.  There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers!  I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension.  Since all the  products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake!  A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!

 

 

 

 


Love | Laureen Wagener March 03, 2017 07:00

Hi friends!

I am up on the blog sharing a new quick and easy project with you!
I was assigned to create a project using a Background - last time I did a ton of stitching, so I decided to just back a cut file this time!


I used the Visual Effects background and delted two of the triangle portions and backed the open space with a wooden paper and my cut file work was done!!

The Shimelle paper with the flowers on it is just so beautiful, so I defintely needed to cut those out. I arranged them in a diagonal to cover up the edge of the cut file.

Seriously, this page came together in no time and I am loving it! The simplicity of it really makes me giddy for more quick and easy layouts.

What about you?
Have a great day,

Laureen

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Cut file used:

Visual Effects Background


Love February 22, 2017 07:00

 

Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio's Heart Background 3 digital cut file and Clique Kit's February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, added some mist and embellies.

 
I added some random heart stickers and chipboard to the digital cut file. The little banners were stamped images that I applied to scraps of patterned paper and hand-cut them to use as embellishments. It makes the hearts stand out much nicer than without.
 

I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.


Cut file used: Heart Background 3
Thanks for visiting today!

Remember February 07, 2017 07:00

Good morning everyone. Just recently, I was going through Edward's baby albums and came across this one photo of Edward and I sitting in the sun. We were at a Father's Day party for Pete. His friends surprised him with a party which was fitting since it was his FIRST Father's Day. I miss those days when Edward was just a newborn. He was such an easy baby! He grew up too fast. It's hard to believe he's going to be 7 this February. Do you ever go through your old photos and re-scrap them? I love going back and reliving those moments just for a second.

For this layout, I used Just Nick Studio's Heart to Heart Background 2 Digital Cut file. I decided to cut the image from orange cardstock to make the cut file pop! For the background, I added a variety of washi tape strips. :)

  


I added some stamping, cork triangles, die cuts and stickers at the bottom of the layout with some mist and Nuvo dots to help pull the layout together. Without these elements, the bottom looked too empty.


One of my favorite things to do is outline the layout with a 1/4" border using a ruler and a black pen. I just love the way it looks. See how nice the washi tape looks behind the digital cut file? LOVE it! I need to try this technique again; very soon.



 Cut file used: Heart to Heart Background 2

Thank you for visiting today!

All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all.  I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I!  I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage.  I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page.  I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too!  I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!

 

 

 

 


Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year!  I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year.  I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today!  So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside.  I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now!  My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead.  I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!

 

 


Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you!  For this week our theme was "Thankful"  Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful.  Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn.  This time of year is my favorite but far.  I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time.  I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.

So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all.  I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase.  I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock.  I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title.  I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!

 

 

 

 


She's A Hoot! October 29, 2016 07:00

Hey everybody, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm focusing on Halloween, and I don't know about any of you, but sometimes traditional Halloween icons and colours don't really match what I'm doing.  For my daughter's second Halloween she was a cute pink owl.  When it came time to scrap the picture I knew I wanted to go in a different direction, but that doesn't mean I can't use an awesome cut file to emphasize my theme!  I picked the lovely feather background and cut it from white cardstock.  I backed my cutfile with some Pink Paislee Fancy Free paper and then backed the entire thing on some polka dot paper.  Since I had such a busy background I decided to keep my layering and embellishing to a minimum.  I used a white doily behind the pictures to add a little bit of visual interest and I splatters some bright pink colour shine to top it off!  I love the simple sweetness of this layout, the femininity and softness of it compliments the photos perfectly, and the feather background creates such an interesting look.  So remember, when you're scrapping your Halloween photos don't just stop at the Halloween cutfiles, there are lots that you can easily work into whatever theme you are going with!

 

 


You make my heart smile August 30, 2016 07:00

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new layout at the end of the month!

I was assigned to use any of the August cut files - which was easy, because I absolutely loved all the new files that Nicole made for August!

They are just awesome right?! Keep an eye out for September, because they are going to be just as good!

I already used quite a few of the new files for projects for a different Design Team - massive love for all the floral ones. Therefore I didn't want to use them again and decided to go with two other beautiful designs!

I love to use cut files as a big background element and either back backgrounds with patterned paper or use the cut file to cut out my patterned paper.

That is what I did for this layout - I used a Dear Lizzy Paper and cut the Compressed Chevron Background.

For me personally, it was missing something just regularly adhered to the page, so I took my beloved sewing machine and sewed the entire design down. Took some time, because my machine didn't want to stitch the way I wanted it to, but I managed to make it work.

Now for my title I absolutely love the new "You make my heart smile" cut file with great phrases in it. The title matched the picture of my sister and her boyfriend from her graduation perfectly.

 

Here are some close-ups for you.

 

 

Okay that is it for todays post -

I really hope you enjoyed it and I will catch you guys next time!

 

Cut files used:

Compressed Chevron Background

You make my heart smile


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!


Goofballs July 31, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a layout I made with one of the new cut files that has just been added to the shop yesterday!

They are all so lovely and I had a hard time choosing one! As you may know, I absolutely love to back cut files with patterned paper and that's what I did for this layout as well.

I used the Spacey Circle Background 2 and cropped it diagonally so the background would not be too busy - so I just had a long strip on the top and bottom to frame my page.

Here is the page using lots of yellow - which is my absolute favorite color!

 

And here are a few close- ups of the new file and the details of the page.

 

Cut files used:

Spacey Circle Background 2

Floral Wreaths

 


Not a Morning Person - Creative Scrappers Team Up July 21, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean joining you here on the Just Nick blog and today I am sharing with you the layout I created for our recent team up with Creative Scrappers!

We were given this awesome sketch from the Creative Scrappers team to take inspiration from!

This is the July free cut file that we were to use with the sketch! Isn't it cool? I ungrouped the cut file and deleted some of the top rows so that it resembled the sketch a little better! 

You can get it for free all month long until July 31st! Just put in this code at checkout: csfree

I have wanted an excuse to use those die-cuts and the acetate word for so long! One of my good friends sent me this photo to scrap and it was perfect to use for this layout! I mostly used the True Stories collection by Shimelle!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

 


Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!!  Here is just a little bit about me!  I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3.  I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation.  I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday!  I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play!  For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression.  As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up!  I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!

I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files!  My first project is a page all about me.  For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file.  It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!

I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light.  It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.

 

Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!

 


Cherish today June 02, 2016 07:00

Hello! It's Donna here to share my first layout for June on Just Nick's blog.

For my page, I used the Flowers in Bloom background cut file.

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01

Let me give you a little rundown on how I made my layout

First, I brushed water on the cut file background before brushing yellow gelato. To add a touch of pink, I used Vintage pink chalk edger diluted in a bit of water as well. After it has dried, I adhered it to the patterned paper as you see in the image.

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01a

Then I bunched up some light pink thread underneath the photo. Added a bit of layering and clustering of ephemera in the right edge of the photo

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 0b

I used one of the tags to line up straight the little sticker alphas 

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01c

After adhering everything, I splattered some mists/inks to the layout. Then I wrote my journaling after the ink/mist splatters dried.

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01d

I used CK's June 2016 kit, "La Dolce Vita" on my layout

I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Flowers in bloom background

Just Nick Studio - Flowers in bloom background

 

Happy crafting,

Donna Espiritu


So Happy May 21, 2016 07:00

I'm doing another twist on backgrounds.today.  I decided to create a page using just the negative cuts from the Doodle Flower Background cut file.  Take a look...

To create this page, I enlarged the cut file so that the larger middle circles measured approximately 2". I did that so the flower petals would be large enough for my 2x2 photos and my 1.5x1.5 photo.

 

I then ungrouped the file and removed elements that I didn't want to cut, only keeping a few of the circles and petals and arranged them so that they were in rows next to each other so that I could cut enough petals. 

Once I had them all cut, I arranged them in the same placement as the enlarged cut file, moving them around to ensure all the petals fit.  Then I stitched around the base of the petals and inside the middles.  And there you have it! A layout created using the negative elements of the cut file.


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.


Dandelion WISHES April 28, 2016 07:00

Happy Friday eve everyone.  Heather Leopard is here to put a little SPRING in your step...

Once I selected the photos I wanted, I designed the rest of the layout around the title. Usually my title is one of the last things I think about but for this, it was the first. 

I created the word "dandelion" in Silhouette Studio using a free font I downloaded from the Internet called Modesty. For the larger WISHES word, I used the Shattered Alpha cut file and then backed it with coordinating papers.

With such a large, bold title, I decided to keep the rest of the layout a little more siple than I usually do, adding a few frames, rub-ons, chipboard and a little splatter mist.

Thanks for stopping by today.  How do you feel about bold title?


Going Places April 20, 2016 07:00

Hey there friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am excited to be bringing you a new layout that I created using some of the brand new cut files in the Just Nick Store!

I created a travel layout as soon as I saw the 'Around the World' cut file..... it went perfectly with the Starshine collection from Shimelle! I only used the plane from this set and cut it out on vellum.....

I absolutely love this Striped Alpha Cut file set! It looks great with a paper backed behind it for some extra pop of colour! 

I added some embellishments, machine stitching and some splats of mist to finish off! 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for all the awesome new cut files.........new ones are added all the time so check them out!

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x