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Live Life In Full Bloom Layout | Yarelys Rodriguez June 10, 2021 07:00
Happy As Can Be | Majken Pullin May 5, 2021 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today to share a pretty background cut file released just last month called Floral Filigree Background. It is in the style of a flower and reminds me of tile or a quilt, and you can do a lot with it! Here is my layout:
I enlarged the cut file to about 11"x11" and cut it from white textured cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I chose several colors on the B sides of some patterned papers from American Crafts Paige Evans Wonders collection. And then I randomly backed each of the filigrees.
Once each filigree had patterned paper behind it, I adhered it to another sheet of white textured cardstock, and the layout came together quickly and easily.
I layered my photo with some patterned paper and ephemera.
I used some stickers for the centers of many of the filigrees.
And I used one of the tags as the title for my layout.
You could also use the cut file as a template for inking or other media. I know it would look amazing!
Here is a look at the Floral Filigree Background cut file:
And there are many other beautiful background cut files to choose from for all sorts of different projects, so definitely check them out in the JustNick Studio store. And don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram with #justnickstudio.
Thanks for stopping by today...have a wonderful week!
Love You | Heart to Heart cut file | Sophie Delorme March 24, 2021 07:00
It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !
My assignment this week was to create a more masculine layout.
I used the “Heart to Heart” background 2 cut file for my design and a sweet photo of my teenager holding our dog.
I used a thick white cardstock for my background and played with Shimmerz paints and watercolors to add some blue mixed media where I planned to put the cut file.
I cut the cut file on white cardstock and backed the hearts with different patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio “Be You” collection. I also hand stitched around a few hearts with blue embroidery floss.
I added adhesive foam to the back of the entire cut file before adhering it to the page. I also added tissue paper, adhesive foam and a chipboard frame to my photo.
I teared two strips of patterned paper that I put on the bottom of the page to ground the whole design.
I added my title, fussy cut leaves out of patterned paper and a few other embellishments and hand wrote my journaling.
Here are more close-ups.
I hope that I could inspire you with this page today. There are so many options of cut files in the Just Nick Studio store and many of them can be used for more masculine pages.
Thank you for passing by today and happy creating !
So Sweet Layout | Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file | Sophie Delorme January 15, 2021 07:00 6 Comments
Hello crafty friends !
It’s Sophie with you today with a new layout featuring the amazing Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file !
I cut it with my cutting machine on light blue, light green and white cardstock and layered the three backgrounds together. As easy as one, two, three !
I added adhesive foam behind it and backed the inner wholes with white cardstock, then put everything on a beautiful 12x12 patterned paper from a 2018 Pinkfresh Studios collection named “Holiday Vibes”.
I could have backed it with a dark cardstock for a more dramatic look, and actually was quite hesitant in my choice…! It really depends on what you are looking for. I finally went for a soft look.
I love the beautiful details and dimension that it adds to my page !
I used a photo of me and my sweet dog, and used a pocket card for my handwritten journaling.
I clustered around my photo some fussy cut elements, chipboard stickers and die cuts from the same collection.
With such a beautiful background, you surely don’t need a lot more embellishments to add !
Here are more close-ups:
Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Until next time,
Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!
On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:
I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!
I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!
And created this cute little cover tag:
Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!
He's so cute I just love him!
Then I used these:
to create these!
The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page!
A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo!
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!
Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo
Pretty Mandala - Nicole Nowosad February 19, 2020 07:00
Hi there Justnick fans! Nicole here today to share a mixed media project using our Pretty Mandala cut file
This cut file is so intricate and pretty, I couldn't resist creating a mixed media background to lay the design over.
The openness of the design allows the background to show through and create a pretty pattern for the background of my project.
I love how easy this page was to put together. Although the design will take a while to cut the time is worth it - just create your mixed media background while it cuts!
I hope you are inspired to cut this image out and give this a try!
Floral Heart - Nicole Nowosad February 8, 2020 07:00
Love is in the air! We have so many pretty valentine cut files available in the shop, but I wanted to use this delicate and pretty cut file for my page.
I love a good background cut file. It is THE easiest way to create a unique design for your project and depending on what you cut it from and what you do with it, can totally change what your page will look like each time.
I chose to cut this design from kraft cardstock and then fill it with pretty patterned papers by Simple Stories. I decided to add Distress Oxide inks to the cardstock background where the colors changed throughout my design.
I love the soft feeling that the ink behind the cut file creates on the page. I added some drops of ink along with a few gems throughout the open cut file design.
I wrapped some twine in and out o the cut file design and then popped the entire design from the page with foam adhesive.
I love how soft and pretty this cut file is, and I hope you do too!
This is us | Anna Blades February 7, 2020 07:00
This is Anna, welcome back to the Justnick blog!
Today I want to share with you a different way of using our cut files. This Christmas my in-laws gave me the Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers and I'm so happy. I've been playing with it and it's amazing!
So this time, I didn't cut my file, I just foiled it!
For this page I used the new and beautiful "Floral Heart" cut file. It's so pretty. I'm gonna use it again for sure!
I did it on a wood grain textured card-stock, but I think you can get better results on a smooth one. And also, I want to learn some techniques to fill up the designs. With this new tool, the sky is the limit.
It's quite difficult to photograph the foil, but here you can see some close ups:
I think foil gives the page a very soft and elegant look with this pretty floral design.
I used the "Honey & Spice" collection from Heidi Swapp because I think it goes so well with those flowers.
I hope you like it and I encourage you to try it, you'll have so much fun!!
Remember to check out the store for the new cut files!!
See you soon!
Layering cut files ! January 14, 2020 10:19
Nicole here today to share with you a project using several of the layer-able cut files in the store.
I started by cutting the Basketweave 2 background from textured white cardstock and popped it over another piece of white cardstock using foam adhesive.
You can see I also layered several of our Build a flower cut files together - cutting them from different patterned papers.
You can create a ton of dimension easily by curling the ends of each petal and even adding small amounts of foam adhesive between some of the layers.
Just secure the layers together using a button or brad and it keeps it all together in a pretty manner !
I hope you are inspired to add lots of layers to your project using g some of our cut files !
Autumn / Efimenko Nastya November 13, 2019 09:33
Hello everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.
I want to share with you my layouts in my traveler's notebook about our autumn using a few cut files.
Very beautiful file - TN Fall Feeling
In these two layouts I used a Leaf Cluster 2 file
So same I used everywhere file - Planner tabs
Thank´s so much for looking!
Stay Unique | Niki Rowland May 31, 2019 07:00Stay Unique layout by Niki Rowland
You are | Niki Rowland March 27, 2019 07:00
Sing | Niki Rowland August 13, 2018 07:00
Shape of You | Niki Rowland August 9, 2018 07:00
One Hot Mess | Niki Rowland July 11, 2018 07:00
Hip Hip Hooray | Niki Rowland June 28, 2018 07:00
You're a Peach! Rachel Lowe June 18, 2018 07:00
Hello Justnick friends!
Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with a stunning background cut file.
I LOVE this Quatrefoil Background 2 cut file and it loses none of its effect re sizing it for a 8.5x11 inch layout!
I have used the lovely collection by onecanoetwo Twilight.
I re sized my cut file to 8.3x10.8 inches so I could have a small border of contrasting paper. I backed the cut file onto white card stock to provide a colour contrast.
Now it was time to pretty up my layout. I ensured I used darker coloured embellishments so they stood out against my background.
I created a vase of flowers using die cuts and arranging them as in my photo below. By adding the over sized word Blessed this is a lovely feature that draws the eye.
To frame my photo I have used the large floral cluster rom the die cut pack finished off with the super cute peach sticker.
I have foam taped many of the elements on my page to create some height and dimension to my layout.
I finished my layout off by creating a banner, heart feature which I added some machine stitching to. Finally I added some fussy cut moths from one of the papers and added NUVO drops to the centre of my flowers, on the leaves and peach.
The texture and visual impact a background cut file can create really adds a wow factor to your layout!
Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.
Happy cutting and creating!
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!
Cheers | Niki Rowland June 15, 2018 07:00
Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00
Happy | Niki Rowland May 31, 2018 07:00
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!
Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
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!
Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
We are celebrating all things "backgrounds" this week on the blog, which happen to be my favorite cut files to use. One background can have so many variations and be used in countless ways.
For this project, I using the Under the Cherry Tree Background file with the Webster's Pages My Happy Place collection.
As usual, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the file but knew I wanted to use it. After I cut it out using white card stock, I decided to remove the frame around the branches so the limbs are more fluid with the paper. Next, I used watercolors to paint the branches to match the colors they were laying on.
I loved the way the paper curled after it was painted, so I only tacked the branches down in a few places with glue.
The photo was printed in black and white and matted on a neutral-toned patterned paper. The pink flowers were fussy cut from another piece of patterned paper.
Last was the Thickers title and hearts to match. I kept the embellishments simple so they did not detract from the painted branches.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create! Please visit the JustNick Store for this and many other fabulous files.
Rainbows! | Morgan Langley April 15, 2018 07:00
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.
Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file!
First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates!
Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds!
Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects!
Darling | Niki Rowland March 10, 2018 07:00 7 Comments
Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 4, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file!
I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop!
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!
Heart is Full | Morgan Langley February 15, 2018 07:00Hey crafty friends! I am excited to be sharing another LOVE post this week! I used the beautiful "Heart is Full Background" cut file to create this fun and simple layout of my sister, Violet, and I!
Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years!
I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad.
I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts!
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 13 | Morgan Langley December 13, 2017 07:00 2 Comments
Welcome to Day 13 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!
This cut file was SO fun to use! I cut the tags different sizes using a mix of kraft, white, and patterned card stock. Then I backed the cut outs with another scrap of paper and was ready to add some stitching accents!
On some of the tags I used a ruler to mark straight, different sized lines with a pencil and then stitched them, some I stitched around the image, others I stitched snowflakes, and a couple I did some french knot stitches!
I put thread or bakers twine through the hole of each tag and put adhesive so they would stay in position on my layout!
For my background I just sewed on some scraps of Christmas paper with my sewing machine using a mix of white and red threads. I added my photo and some wood snowflakes and Christmas trees and then the layout was complete!
Thank you for stopping by and make sure to get this file (HOLIDAY TAGS 2) today FREE with the code TAGFREE at checkout! Come back tomorrow for the 14th Day of giveaways!
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!
Colorful Watercolor Polygon! | Morgan Langley November 16, 2017 07:00
Poogan's Porch | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 14, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with a travel layout featuring one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina. Poogan's Porch was named after the owner's dog and is set in this old quaint house. The food is AMAZING!!! If you are looking for some down home Southern food and a charming setting, this is the place. For my layout, I wanted to use a cut file that reminded me of those beautiful decorative tin ceilings you find in old houses. The Quilted Circle Background was perfect.
Can you imagine that awesome design as a beautiful ceiling? Some of our favorite dishes we sampled were the Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Green Tomato Jam, the Macaroni and Cheese, and the Chicken and Waffles. Here are some detail shots...
Here is the cut file I used today ...
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 1, 2017 07:00
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!
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:
Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 2, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree!
For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout!
For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely!
Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files!
Foliage Background | Michelle Whorwood September 22, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the newer background files in store the 'Foliage Background'. I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend. I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.
I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy. So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.
I really loved how this layout came together. The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.
Here are some close ups:
Cut file used:
Fun Stitched Ink Splats! | Morgan Langley August 24, 2017 07:00
Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 6, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!
I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss.
I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!
I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch!
This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by!
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!
Summer Circle Background Layout! | Morgan Langley July 18, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! It is Morgan here and I am excited to be sharing my layout I created using the "In the deep end background". This file was so easy and fun to work with!
I cut the file on white card stock first and then taking papers from the 6x6 "Oh My Heart" collection I cut small pieces to fit into the squares around each circle as well as the middle piece. I grouped all the pink patterns together, all the greens together, etc. Then I laid out the file on my page and marked where each colored circle was for my splatter paint. I matched the splatter paint with the color of circle that would be on top.
Next I fussy cut the larger flowers from the 12x12 "Oh my Heart" paper pad and layered them behind the circles still matching the colors. I added smaller flowers with bunched thread and sequins into the center of some of the smaller circles.
I cut three photos into circles to fit inside the cut file and love how they flow into the layout. I used my type writer for my journaling about this summer day at my grandparents house in Ohio.
Thank you for reading about my crafty process! I hope you try and incorporate this file into one of your own beautiful creations!
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