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Sing | Niki Rowland August 13, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! Niki here today with this layout using the 'Screen Background' cut file that is quite new to the store. When I saw it I immediatly thought it would work brilliantly cut in black and used as an overlay on a patterned paper...and that's exactly what I did!
I used a bright coloured patterned paper from the Shimelle Box of Crayons Collection - the black spots also helped bring the overlay and the patterned paper together. When I placed the Screen Background straight onto the patterned paper it didn't quite look right, so I gutted the middle of the paper, put a white sheet over the frame and then stuck the gutted piece back on - basically this added a layer of white and also gave me somewhere to write my journaling :)
I added my photos at the top in a big cluster and added lots of small embellishments in the squares of the grid. I attempted to embellish using the colour-on-colour method but didn't manage it perfectly but I still like the look!
I loved how this layout turned out, especially as it isn't my usual style of using a white background! The Ed Sheeran concern we were at was edgy and full of colour and that's the feel I hope I've achieved with this layout  - awesome!
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout - check out the Screen Background in the store. Happy scrapping xx

Shape of You | Niki Rowland August 09, 2018 07:00

Hiya! Niki here today with this layout which documents a recent night out with my hubby at an Ed Sheeran concert. I cut those circles using the Funky Piecharts cut file in the store, out of a brightly coloured patterned paper by Shimelle Box of Crayons. I was careful to cut only in the middle of the paper so I could preserve the edge to use as a border for my layout.
I cut six of the piecharts and arranged them onto a white background. I added my three photos on top and it was at this point I added my title - I used Thickers and wrote out the name of the most popular Ed Sheeran song. This worked perfectly given the shapes on the layout and that the photos feature me and my husband.
I added lots of stars (for star quality) and lots of shapes - arrows, triangles, hearts, more stars, circles etc There are so many tiny details on this layout!
I added my journaling, around the edge of one of the Funky Piecharts too.
The layout turned out really well and I love the result - I hope you've enjoyed joining me today. Happy scrapping xx

One Hot Mess | Niki Rowland July 11, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! I'm Niki (@nikiclaire on Instagram) and I'm delighted to be back on the Just Nick team for another year.
I live in the UK with my husband and two children, Sophie aged 7 and Max aged 5 who are often the subject of my scrapbook layouts. I'm also due to have another baby, a boy, in 5 weeks time who will also, no doubt, be documented in great detail on my layouts too :)
I scrapbook nearly every day and love to use large bold elements on my layouts. I love bright colours and love to pile on the embellishments to create an interesting and dimensional look. I'm never fussy about what products I use and love to be challenged and the more random the better!
For this layout I decided to document the heat wave we are having in the UK at the moment - this is quite a rare occurance and at 32 weeks pregnant (when the photo was taken), I'm struggling a bit to cope with the heat and it just feels like it is never going to end! We aren't used to super hot temperatures in the UK so don't have any air conditioning so at the moment I really am one hot mess!!!
I used the swirly sun from the Summer cut file which I cut really big from white card. I then mounted this, raised up on foam pads, onto a patterned paper background - something that is a little out of my comfort zone as I usually go for white backgrounds.
The swirly sun was acts as the background to my layout and I then built a photo cluster on top over to the left side. I added chipboard triangles in between each of the sunrays for extra effect.
I added my title and another embellishment cluster on the right side to balance out the photo cluster and handwrote my journaling around the middle swirly part of the sun cut file.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed meeting me and seeing my layout. Happy scrapping xx

Hip Hip Hooray | Niki Rowland June 28, 2018 07:00

Hey there! Niki back today with another layout using a background file and the new Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla. I've used the Imperfect Polka Dot Background, but instead of using it as a whole background, I deleted some of it first so the design was left at the top only. I actually also re-sized it too so that my dots were a bit smaller, and then I backfilled all those dots with papers from the Boys Rule Collection.
I backfilled all the dots with papers raised on foam pads to give my background lots of dimension, I wanted to focus on blues and greys in this layout so avoided the green tones in the collection.
I decorated the background using lots of enamel dots and other small embellishments and I used journaling cards and ephemera to build my photo stack.
I extended the embellished areas down below my photos and added more enamel dots to link the top part of the background with the rest of the layout.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout and what will you try with background cut files?
Happy scrapping xx

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!

Rachel

X

 

 


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

Hi there Just Nick Fans! It's Niki here with you today and I have a layout to share using the Funky Rectangle Background 2 cut file from the store.
I've been dying to get my hands on the new Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection ever since it was announced and it has finally arrived - hooray! I went looking for a cut file that was a bit edgy and funky and the Funky Rectangle Background was just the thing! I deleted some of the design so that I only had a small portion of it on the left side of the layout and then cut it from white card.  I then backfilled it with papers from the Boys Rule collection
I hand drew in some doodle frames around some of the rectangles and then built the rest of my layout on top of the funky background. I've used lots of ephemera and chipboard from that same paper collection.
I added in some stamped details (in absence of my sewing machine which wasn't accessible at the time) and finished off with some sequins and some drips of black Indian Ink.
Thanks so much for joining me today, what cut files will you use this week?
Happy scrapping, Niki xx

Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00



Happy | Niki Rowland May 31, 2018 07:00

Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here today and I have a pretty layout to share using the gorgeous Floral Burst Background cut file from the store.  I made the flower as big as I could and cut it from white card.
Once cut, I backfilled each petal with different papers from the Bohemium Dream 6x6 paper pad - I love the smaller patterns for backfilling cut files :)
Once the flower was filled with beautiful colours, I positioned it at the top of my layout and then embellished the rest of the layout with lots of ephemera, cascading down to my title at the bottom.
I love to add lots of details to my layouts so have piled on the embellishments and little bits and pieces. I finished off with a few purple splatters.
Thanks so much for joining me today, what cut files will you use next time?
Happy scrapping xx

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

     Hey guys! So excited to be sharing a happy spring layout today using the title "Rainbows" and the rainbow from the "Hooray for Spring" cut file! 
      First I stitched, stitched, stitched! I cut my rainbow and title on the same paper and backed them with different pieces of the same piece of multi colored paper! The stripes in the paper were vertical, while a normal rainbow is horizontal so I thought that was a neat touch! Then I found coordinating colored thread for each color in the paper and stitched the layers of the rainbow going from pink to blue! I stitched the title in all white because I already had so much color on the page! 
     Then brads, brads, brads! I don't use brads a lot, but I picked out all the color coordinating regular circle and flower brads I had and put them on my layout going up from the blues to the pinks this time. I added some felt leaves and flowers to a couple of the brads to spin. In the title, where there would usually be a cut out in the letter I added speciality brads. 
     I wrote my journalling in one arch of the rainbow and added three little pictures of our pet bunny Clover and I! I love how this fun spring layout turned out! Make sure to go to the Just Nick store to pick up this cut file pack for yourself to create your own rainbow background! 

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

Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with another layout featuring hearts...my favourite!
This background cut file is called 'Hearts a Flutter Background' and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
I choose a multicoloured piece of Paige Evans Pick Me Up paper to cut this gorgeous file from and then mounted it onto a white card background and used the remainder of the sheet to give my layout a coloured background.
Once my Hearts a Flutter Background was in place I added some stitching with my sewing machine and then began to create the cluster around my photo.
I made several other embellishment clusters too and finished off with some gold splatters and some of the tiny puffy stickers from the Pick me Up Collection.
I hope you enjoyed my layout today, I loved this cut file sooooo much! Happy scrapping everyone xx

 

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire


Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 04, 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 07:00

Hey 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!
I cut the file first from pink card stock and then made a circle a little big larger than the file on my Silhouette to create the white circle to make the file stand out against this cute patterned paper from the "Turn the Page" collection. Then on to embellishing! 
I used the "Turn the Page" ephemera pack as well as the 12x12 paper pad to cut out those adorable flowers and butterflies. I stitched through the middle of some of the butterflies for added texture. I also added puffy hearts as well as a bow, camera, and hot air balloon sticker from the "Carousel" collection. 
I created my title using the thinkers and puffy sticker "happy" also from the "Carousel" collection with the ampersand piece from "Turn the Page". I loved this mixing of alphas. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Follow me @morewithmorganl and Just Nick @justnickstudios on Instagram for more crafty updates! 

Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00

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!

Today’s design – HOLIDAY TAGS 2 - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: TAGFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 13, 2017. 
No purchase necessary. Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

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

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a colorful layout I created using the "Shattered Polygon" cut file! This cut file can be used in so many different ways so it is perfect! 
      I cut the file from a piece of paper from the "Oh my Heart" Pink Paislee collection and backed it onto a piece of white card stock. Then I used the negatives from the file and cut pieces of paper paper to fill in the polygon. 
     I wanted to make my background to be fun, so I extended some of the sections into the background by choosing a coordinating color and water coloring an extension of that section going off the page. Once it dried, I went in with that same color and did some splatters for added texture. On the sections I didn't water color in, I added splatters with the coordinating color. 
    To add even more texture I used some light blue vellum, cut three of the different shapes inside the cut file, added in seed beads and sequins, and then sewed it onto the layout. 
     I also added some stamping onto different sections of the polygon. I did some different fonts of ampersands, little V's for Violet's name, numbers, and some flowers.
     I love how this layout turned out and how colorful it is! Make sure to follow Just Nick and myself @morewithmorganl on Instagram for more crafty posts! Thank you for stopping by! 

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 01, 2017 07:00

      Hey guys it's Morgan here! Today I am sharing a fun fall layout I made! November has started and it is getting chilly! I used a photo from my homecoming this year and I used the sunflower and pumpkin from the "Sights of Fall" cut file! 
     This cut file is SO fun and fall! I used those adorable leaves on the last layout I created and they are so versatile! 
     For my pumpkin I used a Michaels hot buy paper pad with neutrals and wood grain to back my cut file. Then I added some neutral buttons for texture. I also fussy cut the pink, red, and rose gold flowers from Pink Pasilee "Oh my Heart" collection and added them around the layout since they matched our dresses in the picture! 
     I added some splatter paint to the background using yellow, orange, and red watercolors! I like adding a little something to plain white backgrounds and it is a super easy technique! 
    Thank you so much for stoping by! Make sure to follow Just Nick on Instagram and me @morewithmorganl for lots of scrappy posts! 

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:

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


Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 02, 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

     Hey crafty friends! Back to school season is happening and for my layout this week I was inspired by these fun ink splats that just bring me back to elementary school art class! I used all paint chips for this layout which was a super fun challenge! 
     I cut all my ink splats on white card stock and then backed them with the paint chips. I tried to use bright fun colors! For added texture I went back and stitched with corresponding colors, even switching shades of thread on each ink splat. 
     I cut fun mixed semi circles with my left over paint chips and then put different colors together with different colored thread behind them to add to the page. 
     I cut my title on light pink card stock and added some sentiment stickers and gold chipboard glitter stars! This layout was different for me, but I love how it turned out! Thank you for reading and make sure to check out all our back to school posts and cut files! 

Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 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! 


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!

 

 


Happy, Masculine Themed Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Leopard June 24, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a Make it Masculine layout. I had fun mixing and matching a few of my favorite geometric shapes to create a really fun layout.  

Scrapbooking layout by Heather Leopard @heatherleopard

To create this layout, simply supersize the TRIANGLE BACKGROUND 3 cut file so that it spans the entire 12"x12" page.  Since you're only using a little over half the page, you can either cut the entire 12"x12" page or slice / erase the part you don't plan to use.  

Next, fill about half the triangle spaces with patterned paper and fill the remaining pieces with the white cardstock pieces you just cut out, only adhering the center so that the sides lift up a bit and add dimension.

Next, add coordinating patterned paper strips in varying lengths and widths, stitching the layers over each other. Add your photo, title and any embellishments. Then find some white space to add journaling to complete the layout.


Attitude is Everything | Michelle Whorwood June 19, 2017 07:00

Hi, Michelle here with a new layout!  Today, I was assigned a 'masculine' style layout showcasing the Just Nick Cut Files.  Here is my layout. 

I generally try and use a couple of different cut files on my layouts for interest and added layering.  I really loved the background patterned by Pink Fresh Studio which dictated my colour palette for this layout.  I then cut out the Starburst file on the blue patterned paper and I just love how the file consists of both negative stars and full stars and I have backed a few of the stars with patterned paper to as well to add more pops of colour!

I next went looking for a cut file that would work as my title.  I really liked the Purrfect cut file but obviously my layout doesn't have any cats on it but the 'Attitude is everything' saying worked with my layout of my son hanging out with mates at our caravan.  I love how the Just Nick cut files really can utilised for lots of different themes not just as in this case for the felines in our lives. 

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my masculine layout today.  


A New Chapter June 16, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here and today I wanted to share a more personal layout with you. I like to document many life events and this one is a big one for me. 

After much thought over the past year, I have decided to go back to school. This layout is all about a new chapter in my life. My motto is one is never too old to dream a new dream or achieve a new goal. 

For my layout, I selected the Beautiful Bouquet cut file from the Just Nick store and cut it out on a piece of 12X12 white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to back the design with patterned paper so I backed the leaves and flowers with papers from Jillibean Soup's Bowl Of Dreams Collection of patterned papers. To make the flowers and leaves more dimensional, I added some Glossy Accents to give it some depth and shine. I love how it turned out. To complete the layout, I machine stitched the white cardstock background onto some patterned papers and embellished the layout with several die cuts, stickers, and flower puffy stickers. Here are some more closeups to view:

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my layout. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store here for the Beautiful Bouquet cut file and hundreds more.

Have a lovely day!

Cut File Used

Beautiful Bouquet

 

 

 

 


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!

 

 


Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00

Hi

Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file.   This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes.  I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design.   This is the original file:

As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments.  To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path).  I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software.  I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border.  When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out.   This is the finished layout:

I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper.  I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments  to the other negative spaces.  

I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today?  Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing?  Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?

Thanks Michelle xx


123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!

My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!

Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!

I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!

Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio today, I hope you are inspired to try some of the amazing cut files found in the Just Nick store!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Darling | Jaclyn Rench March 01, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here!  This week the design team is focusing on backgrounds.  I made a fun, colorful and spring inspired page using the Doily Background cut file, an old favorite of mine, for sure!

This background file could certaintly be sized down to take up less real estate on a page, but I love the statement it makes when it's big and bold!  I chose to size my cut file to fill most of the width of my 8.5"X11" page and placed it in the top upper left corner.  Doing so, allows the florals to cascade down the page and allows your eye to land and rest on the page focal point - the photo!

I reached for my pile of patterned paper scraps to fill in the negative space of the doily design.  Each 'flower' has a dark, patterned center, lighter petals and a coordinating buttons sewn on top. 

I used a strip of patterned paper along the bottom border of the page that ties in all of the colors used to back the doilies.

I hope you'll share with us the creative ways you're using Just Nick backgrounds on your projects.  Hashtag your creations #jusnickstudio so we can find them!

Cut files used:

Doily Background


My favorite person | Laureen Wagener February 23, 2017 07:00

Hi friends,

it's Laureen with you today and I am excited to share a new project with you!

Today I was able to use any design from the store - which tends to be a little overwhelming for me, since there are so many great ones!

I don't know about you, but I am LOVING all the new collections out there so I definetly wanted to use them for my project.


For my cut file I used the Stack Em Up Background and modified it a little, so it would only cut a portion on the top and bottom.

One of my favorite papers from the new Dear Lizzy collection is the one with the black and white florals. I fuzzy cut a bunch of them out and used Prima Marketing Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color them in and love how some of them look like they are stamps.

To make the florals and papers pop I used a black and white picture of my best friend and I and only added my title. The page was done in no time and I am absolutely loving it!

I hope I could inspire you today!


Have a great day,

Laureen
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Products used:
Stack em up Background

 

 


XOXO | Camp Buddies | Michelle Whorwood February 01, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans! 

Michelle here with a new layout - inspired by LOVE.  There are so many new gorgeous cut files coming in store in February all dedicated to love this month.  Here is my layout featuring two of the cut files.

Firstly, I cut out the 'XO Background 3' cut file on white cardstock and then layered patterned paper under two of the XOs for added interest.  I then cut out the row of hearts from the 'Love Actually' cut file on patterned paper and layered them at the bottom of my photo.  I then added lots of layers and embellishments on my page!  I really wanted to document this photo of my daughter and a friend from where we have our caravan. I thought it was super sweet and a perfect candid shot of the two of them together.  

Some close ups:

Cut files used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you are enjoying the design teams' layouts featuring the new 'love' cut files in store. 


Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file.  I mean, who doesn't love arrows!  I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file!  I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background.  I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :)  I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme!  I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!

 

 

 


Snow Wonderful | NordicBackground January 19, 2017 06:00

Hi everyone.  Heather Leopard is here doing what I love most...playing with background cut files! This one in particular is the Nordic Background.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

I altered this cut file just a tad, removing the x's that are part of the cut file so that I could hand stitch them instead.  Then I enlarged it to cover the entire page, removing the lower portion since that was going to be covered by patterned paper.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

Next, I separated the cut file and traced the outline of one of the snowflakes and offset it just slightly, making it a tad bit larger than the background cut.  I cut the outlined snowflake out of different patterned papers and adhered them here and there to the back of the large cut file.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

That's just my way of using cut files (like Nordic Background) to make unique layouts.