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First Day Photos September 11, 2015 07:00

Hello!  It's Jaclyn here today bringing you one final project for Back to School week.  My littlest one starts her first day of preschool next week.  She's been watching her older brothers head off to school for over a month now, so she's very anxious for her own turn.  In preparation for her first day, we've been talking a lot about her first year at preschool which made me realize I still had yet to scrapbook those pictures!

I always take lots of photos on the first day, so I knew this page would be rather picture heavy and may not lend itself to lots of embellishing.  Lucky for me, Nicole has a wide range of files to fit just about any theme or project parameters.  I used the Hashtags 1 file to make a bold statement with my title.

I selected the word 'photos' from the cut file and sized it fit in the white space of my focal point photo. I popped the diecut piece up on foam adhesive to draw even more attention to it. 

I love that the font used in the text for this file, leaves no openings/spaces on the letters that would normally require it.  That left a fun opportunity for me to embellish those parts of the letters.  I simply selected a couple of coordinating heart die cuts to staple into the center of each 'O'.

Thanks to 'Back to School' week on the blog and Nicole's awesome cut files, I'm glad to finally have this  memory recorded! 

We hope you'll share with us all the ways you are adorning your school themed projects with the Just Nick cut files! Leave us a link in the comments, post to our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with #justnickstudio.

The Beginning. September 10, 2015 07:00

Diana here and I wanted to share about my back to school page, The Beginning (as in the beginning of the school year).  I have a confession, I LOVE background cuts!  I think that is my weakness.

The particular cut I used is the Geometric Background:


I wanted to challenge myself in a couple of ways.  First I wanted to resize the cut to 8 1/2" x 11"--super easy to resize that in my silhouette software.  The second challenge was that I wanted to use several different pieces of pattern paper to back my cut.  I started with a solid sheet of cardstock to give my creations some stability.  I then used the pieces that were cut from the background as templates.  I made sure that the pattern paper was "facing" up.  So that it was not backwards.  I then traces and cut just larger than the trace mark so that there was an edge to glue on the backside of my cut out.  After I cut each piece I glued it right to the back of my paper so I wouldn't lose it.  The papers I selected were from a 6 x 6 paper pad, and I really didn't plan where they were going to go I just went with the flow. I really like the affect!

Here are some close ups:

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Back to school cards! September 08, 2015 11:04

I don't know about you - but I am secretly SUPER happy that my kids are back to school. We had a lot of fun together this summer, but sometimes routine is best :)

I thought I would grab a few designs from the store and make some back to school cards the younger kids teachers.

I used the Plaid background cut from some woodgrain Simple Stories paper for this card. I added a little diecut jewelry tag using the Jewelry Tags cut file. I used some dimensional foam adhesive to the back of the plaid cut file to add a little dimension to the card front.

Next up, I used the Simple Circle background to create this card:

I wanted to use some scraps of paper and this was a perfect cut file to do just that ! I just filled in some holes with a simple 1/2" circle punch and a 6x6 paper pad.

Designs used:

Simple Circle Background

Plaid Background

Jewelry Tags

That's it for me! Make sure you stop by all week for more Back to School projects :)

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