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Happy Days | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia back today. I hope you all had a great weekend! All week at JustNick Studios we are going to showcase background cut files. I am kicking it off with the Hit Play Background. This cut file is so perfect for all your active subjects. I love how the triangles give the feeling of movement for my layout. Just what I needed for this shot of my son and one of our dogs crossing the Mississippi River at its source; Itasca.

I backed the triangle negative spaces with a variety of different pattern papers, then to make the triangle shape more definite, I outlined the edges with a black marker.

Here are some more detail pictures.

Here is the cut file I used today.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Enjoy your week!


Dream Big | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout using 'Words' as inspiration for all the Just Nick Designers this week.  Here is my layout:

 I had lots of fun creating my layout and have used three different cut files.  I really loved the new 'Leaf Circle Background' file and cut this out on white cardstock to create the basis of my layout and included my photo of my girls into one of the negative spaces of the cut file.  I also added in some patterned paper to a couple of the other circles for a bit of added interest.

I also really wanted to add word to my page in a form of a title going down one side of my page.  So I used the 'Script Alpha 2' Cut file and welded together some of the letters to create 'be you' and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added some Shimmerz Mist 'Pretty in Pink' to give it a soft pale pink colour and stitched through the words for some added texture!   I then added the 'Dream Big' cut from the Dream Big Cut File set also just on some white cardstock.  I love the freshness of the white on white look and adding pops of colour with patterned paper and embellishments to finish off my page!

Details:

The cut files I have used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired to try out some cut titles on your pages!


Play Together | Cloud Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood August 30, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file.  I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!!   I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)!  Here is my layout:

One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page.  I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn't a solid colour but isn't too busy on the page either.  This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too.  But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.

Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file.  This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail.  Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops!  This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.

Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file.  As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout.  This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!


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! 

Rock On! | Jennifer McMurtrey August 16, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

It's Jennifer today with a quick and colorful layout created with the awesome Missing Mesh Background and Blip on the Radar cut files.

Last week my husband and I took our son to see one of his favorite bands - Metallica - at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was such a fun experience and a little surreal as they are one of my favorite bands from my high school days as well.

I started with the Missing Mesh Background file and a piece of black cardstock that I placed on top of patterned paper from Amy Tangerine. This was followed by a piece of hot pink paper (again from Amy Tangerine) and the Blip on the Radar cut file.

Next, I began layering my photos and ticket stubs. I also included the container from the earplugs I wore during the concert (my son will never let me live that down). 

The "Rock On!" title was created using white foam Thickers.

Last were more embellishments from Amy Tangerine that include foam stars and puffy heart stickers. There are also a few stickers from Pinkfresh Studio at the bottom of the layout.

Next . . . the finished project!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick Studio shop for these and many other fantastic cut files!!


Summer Lovin | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 09, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. It's circles week and since I actually had a beach vacation this year, I am showcasing the Beach Umbrella Background. When I think of beach umbrellas I think red and white. I used red cardstock when cutting out the beach umbrella background cut file and then cut circles out of white cardstock that were sized for the umbrellas in the background. I placed the whole thing on top of this cool water pattern paper. 

I wanted to use 2 photos on my layout, but I didn't want to cover up too much of that awesome background cut file. I decided to create a flip book with washi tape, so the top photo can be flipped up to reveal my second photo.

That awesome title is from the Summer Lovin digital cut file. This cut file has lots of fun Summer titles.

To emphasize the circle patterns, I stitched around each circle. I love the texture that the machine stitching adds. The pattern paper I used came from the Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk collection. It's an older collection, but I love the primary colors and its vintage vibe. Since I only had a sticker sheet from the collection for embellishing, I pulled some wood veneer pieces and flair from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Hello Sunshine collection and added some Simple Stories brads and phrase stickers.

Here are the cut files I used today ...


I would love to have you watch my YouTube video if you are interested in seeing my process in creating this layout.


 Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great rest of the week.

 


Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 3 Comments

Hi cut file fans -
I hope you are all doing good!

Maybe you've heard of the news yet - maybe not but this week it's circles week on the blog and the girls are sharing fantastic pages!



For my project I decided to go big! Instead of using one of Nicoles' many cut files that consist of a lot of small circles I made my own in the middle of the page!


I used the Fishscale background to create an eyecatching design right in the middle of my page and modified it to look like a circle to match my theme for the week ;)

I backed all of the open spaces with some fun summery papers from an old favorite - Crate Paper Poolside! And then stitched all around the circle with my sewing machine. I can never get one perfect circle so I always end up stitching around multiple times to make it look messy, yet supposed to look like that ;)


I scattered a few chipboard pieces and stickers around my sewn circle and sprinkled fun colors around and then called it done ;)



I am loving the main circle design element so so much and will definitely transform more cut files like that in the future ;)

 

Happy crafting,
Laureen
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Cut file used:

Fishscale Background


By The Sea August 07, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone,

 

Nathalie with you today to bring you a new Summer project inspired by circles, and some of the store's cut files.   My kids love the beach, and i just love using cut files to create a colorful and bright background for these memories. 

 I wanted a bright and interesting background for the page, so i welded the a few of the Let It Shine images to some of the inside circles of the Totally Tubular Background.  Then welded two of these images together.  

 

 

 

 

 

 The colors in the Hello Sunshine collection from Fancy Pants are just perfect to add color and brightness to the background.

 

 

Since the background has a lot of interest, a few little extra pieces were needed to completely embellish the page, and complete the visual triangle on the page.

 

 

 

To add the title of this page, I used the recently released By The Sea cut file to cut the sentiment twice from black card stock.  I glued the pieces together, and attached them to the page with some foam adhesive.

 

 

I hope you also are inspired to look at all the different designs in the Just Nick Studio store; there are so many to chose from.  Remember you can contact me with any questions on how this page came together.

 

See you all soon!


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! 


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


You & Me July 29, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

 

I hope you all are enjoying these beautiful Summer Days (the current season here in Canada!).  After a long vacation to my native Ecuador, i am finally back home and loaded with lots of ideas, and memories to document.   For this particular picture of my cousin and my goddaughter, i used one of the newer cut files , Frilly Floral Frames, to create its soft and girly background.

 

  

 

 

My starting point was to create a grid design for the page, but once I started playing with the frames on my Silhouette software, I was drawn to the visual triangle the three frames formed around the picture.  So I went ahead, and welded the 3 frames together, to create the cut out for this page.

 

 

Once the cut out was created, i backed the flower in each corner with some of the papers from Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart collection that was included in the May 2017 Clique Kits  monthly kit.

 

 

Since i wanted the layout very girly, i chose to use one of the papers from the collection as the background for the page.   The watercolor  design in the page brings the details in the white cut outs.  In addition, a layer of white vellum was added to the squares (as a layer behind the cut out) just to the sections where the square do not intersect.

 

 

 Using a paper piercing tool, a stitching guide was created around the edges of the squares. Three different color embroidery thread was used  to stitch the frames, so that they match the colors in the background paper.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, the "You Make Me Smile" cut file was used to stitch the "You & Me" sentiment to the page.  Once the stitching was completed, a bit of shimmer watercolor complete the look of the title.   This same watercolor was used to create the splatters around the page.

 

 

I really hope this inspires you to take a look at the new designs available at the Just Nick Studio store.  The versatility of each of the designs will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind project. 

 

Remember, I am a comment away if you have further questions on how this came together.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

 


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!

 

 


Wild Heart | Jennifer McMurtrey July 06, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Jennifer today with my first post as a member of the 2017-2018 JustNick Design Team and I am excited to get started!

Today's project features two of July's new files - Behold Beauty and Blossom Blooms - which I paired with papers and embellishments from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection.

To begin the project, I machine stitched around the perimeter of the black and white patterned paper to frame the layout. Next, I used the pink gingham patterned paper with the Behold Beauty cut file. I cut two sizes of the same file, and I cut two of each in order to layer them on top of one another using foam squares for dimension.

With the gingham flowers in place, I backed my photo with patterned paper and adhered it to the page. At this point, I decided I needed to add a little more oomph to the project and cut several of the Blossom Blooms file with white cardstock. These were placed diagonally in the negative space to the left and right of the photo.

Last, I added the title using Thickers from Paige Evans and a few stickers from Pebbles. I love all of the dimension  of the project and the cut files are gorgeous!

Thank you for visiting today! I look forward to the next year of working with and being inspired by the talented designers on the JustNick team.

 


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.


Bubble Blowing Fun | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 20, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today. I have an awesome layout to share today. This one has a photo of my daughter at 15. She had just learned how to blow bubbles with her bubble gum. Of course, after learning how, she was chewing gum and blowing bubbles all the time. I thought it would be fun to use lots of circles in my design to put the emphasis on the bubbles. I selected the Protozoa Background and selectively backed only a few of the circles.

I used a sheet of acetate to back my cut file. The acetate sheet had lots of colorful circles on it as well. I created my title by mixing the Outline Alpha  and the Script Font digital cut files. I backed the outline alpha letters with a marbled pattern paper that reminded me of bubble gum.

Here is a closer look...

I framed my photo with the Round and Round cut file, adding even more circles to my design.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick store.


Springy Cards April 19, 2017 09:37

Hey friends!

Melissa here with you today and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you a couple of cards. They ooze Spring with some fun, bright colors and, as I sit here typing this, I really need to stare at them longer because it is a dark, drizzly day in the pacific northwest. 

Alright, let's not waste any time! Here is card number one

Gah, I just love Nicole's background cut files! I really do find joy in figuring out how to adapt those files to the smaller scale of cards. Sometimes it's super easy and other times, like this one, it gets a little tricky. 

I used the Protozoa Background for this card. It already had a thin and lacy feel to it and when I shrunk it down for my card, it was soooooo fragile! But, taking my time to take it off the cut mat was so worth it because I love the fun and playful rhythm it bring to this happy card. Here is a little close up...

Just a little tip... this cut file did not cut out clean. If you look reeeeeally closely, you'll see some little tears and pieces. Sometimes you just have to let it go and embrace the imperfections. :) 

Alright, here is the second card..

For this fun card, I used lots of washi tape and another fun background cut file. It was really simple... almost too simple... to put this card together. I grabbed some washi and just laid it on, row and after row. Once the card base was filled, I topped it with this cut file. I did resize the cut file a bit. It originally is circles and I warped it a bit to make ovals. 

This card only needed a few embellishments so as not to overwhelm the washi background.

Here is a little close-up

Thank you for joining me today!

Here is a list of the cut files used:

Protozoa Background

Simple Circle 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!

 

 


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


You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you today, I am sharing a new layout that I recently created using one of the awesome background cut files in the Just Nick store!

As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!

This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.

I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.  

I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout. 

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


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

 

 


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!

Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 06, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout created for Just Nick Studio using one of the cute new Love themed background cut files!

I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this! 

The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page. 

I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further! 

One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.

I love how this layout turned out! Check out all the gorgeous new cut files in the Just Nick store today! Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

 


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.


Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!

I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.

I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!

I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, 

Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week!  I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them.  I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.

My first card I created was a birthday card.  I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts.  This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money.    I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.

A close up:

For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card.  I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it.   I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards. 

A close up:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.

Michelle 


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!

 

 


Too cute to spook | Michelle Whorwood October 27, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle here with a Halloween layout of a different kind!  The cut files in store make it super easy to create spooky fun layouts for Halloween and there are lots of different ones to choose from.

For my layout I wanted to create a spiderweb background so I cut the Hey Spidey Background file but to keep it soft and sweet still just like the sweet girls in my photo,  I cut it out on white cardstock and filled in sections of it with some patterned paper.  I then added a border of patterned paper to frame the web cut file.

I loved the 'Too cute to spook' title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.

Some close ups:

One of the things I loved about the Hey Spidey Background file is the texture that the lined bits of the cut file creates on my layout. 

Lastly, I added some heart and star stickers to the points of the web and scattered some enamel dots into the negative spaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog - are you creating any Halloween layouts this year?

Cheers

Michelle


Remember Together | Pretty Little Studio October 08, 2016 07:00

 Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous products from Pretty Little Studio in combination with the amazing Just Nick cut files of course!

My layout features lots of the 'Here Comes The Sun' collection as I just loved the whimsical nature of the die cuts and the pretty patterned papers.  The papers on my layout all came from the  Up in the Air  6"x6" paper pack which was just perfect to add behind the cut files on my layout.  I was inspired to use a piece of soft yellow cardstock and I cut out the Heart Explosion Background and added a piece of the Colorful Dots patterned paper behind the large heart.  I then added lots of layers of the different die cuts and labels around my photos from the collection.  To give my layout a bit more interest I added some scallops from the Simple Scallop Strips cut file that I cut out in white cardstock in layers under my photo and also added a strip at the bottom of my layout that I filled with more of the patterned papers.  

 Some close ups: 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you are enjoying our collaboration with Pretty Little Studio.


XOXO by Tarrah McLean September 02, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout using one of my most favourite cut files in the Just Nick store - the XOXO background cut file!

Here is the cut file I used.....the XOXO background

I adapted this cut file a little in Silhouette Studio by taking out the 'O' inserts so that I wouldn't have to put all those pieces back in once it was cut out! I like the result without those pieces included!

I used the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection with this cut file....I knew the two together would look pretty.

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x


Listening Bear | Jillibean Soup | Michelle Whorwood August 27, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share with you today with Jillibean Soup.

 I was lucky enough to receive the fabulous Alphabet Soup II collection to create with.  Wow ... I just love the colours in this collection.  I decided that I really wanted to create a layout using the new 'Quilted Background' cut file using the 'Mixed Veges' patterned paper and then team it up with lots of pops of colour from this collection to create this vibrant layout of my daughter.  At school, when they have been good listeners they get to bring the Listening Bear home with them for some adventures before they head back to school the next day.  

The Pea Pod Parts Die Cuts were the perfect embellishments for my layout - I just love using the word sentiments in die cuts to help portray how I feel about my photo and I ended up using them instead of doing lots of journalling on my layout.  They are perfect for layering and I have done so in a visual triangle to balance out my page.  

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today - I hope you are enjoying our design team collaboration with Jillibean Soup! Now for the fun stuff! Leave a comment here on this post, or over on the Jillibean Soup blog (or on our @justnickstudio instagram) and have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to our store!


Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup

 

I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file!  The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually!  I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!

   I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection.  I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background.  I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly!  I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!

https://youtu.be/YrkDBbxp74o

 

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!  Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!

 


Live Wild, Flower Child Scrapbooking Layout August 16, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Heather Leopard is here with and I have been having so much fun playing with the new Compressed Chevron Background file.

What I love about this file is that you can use it to cut a really fun chevron design from your background paper and then back it with whatever you want - another sheet of cardstock, a pattern paper, whatever you please.

That said, I ungrouped the file and cut individual chevron strips from pattern papers, spaced them out in groups of three and then stitched them to white cardstock.  

A little twist to the original cut file and now it resembles a bit more of my style.  Don't be afraid to play around with the files. The possibilities are endless.


Love You Bunches and Hello Cards August 15, 2016 07:00

Hello there!

I'm so happy to be sharing a couple of cards with you all today! Most cut files seem to be scaled for layouts... and I say, "Not so!" Shrink those cut files! And as Tim Gunn from Project Runway always says, "Make it work!" 

First, I have this lovely to share...

I used two cut files for this card. First, I sliced and shrunk the Quilted Circle background and used it as a layer for the base. I saw the flowers in the Floral and Fauna cut file collection and knew I wanted to use a couple to layer.

I think it worked perfectly! Also, sequins are not my go to but, how easy and fun they were to cluster at the center of that flower!

Here is the next card...

Before I forget, I'm using the Happy Place collection from Fancy Pants Designs. So fun!

Okay, for this next card I utilized another background cut file. I went white on white and layered a piece of patterned paper between. I like how the paper peeks just a little bit behind the cut file. It creates a fun movement for this card and doesn't take away from the overall design.

And that's a wrap!

Thanks for swinging by today! Now, go shrink those cut files and make some cards!

Cut files used: Quilted Circle Background, Floral and Fauna 1 and Ride the Wave Background


No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout!  This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background.  I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly!  I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect.  It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans!  For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours.  I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page!  I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect!  I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files!  Have an awesome day!

Here are the cut files used for this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring a background cut file called 'Funky Rectangles'.  

I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files.  Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper.   I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background.  I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour. 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.


Motorcross August 06, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia back today sharing a layout I created using the awesome new Broken Chevron Background cut file. I thought the chevrons would be great for some of my guy pics. It reminded me a little of tire treads and that made me think of my nephew who races motorcross. I thought it would be fun to scrap a photo of him racing his dirt bike. My nephew has been racing most of his life, traveling all over the place just to race. Here is my layout...

I filled the negative space of the chevrons with two different colors of pattern papers, keeping the same color in my rows. I thought it would be less busy that way so the focus would stay on my photo. I used the fun Lower Case Alpha for my title, cutting the letters large so that they would fill the space across the bottom of my layout.

I wanted more black accents, so I cut some stars out using the All Boy cut file. These were scattered diagonally across my layout along with some wood veneer gears. 

I love how easily this layout came together! Here is a look at the cut files I used today.

All the fabulous new August cut files were just loaded in the JustNick OnLine Store. You really need to see these. They are seriously awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Make your own sunshine July 04, 2016 07:00



Begin Each Day With A Little Sun And Make Your Own Sunshine July 02, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here and I'm so excited to be back for a third term at Just Nick Digital Cut Files. I love Nicole's designs!

A little about me....I live in Alberta, Canada near the beautiful rocky mountains with my husband Rick, a son Clayton and a very spoiled kitty named Sheldon.  I also have two grown up children, a daughter Shannon and a son Brandon.  They are both married and live a few hundred miles away. 

Scrapbooking is my favorite hobby not just for the memory keeping, but it's so therapeutic to spend time in my studio playing with pretty paper.  

For my layout, I used the Doodle Daisy Background.  Daisies are some of my favorite flowers.  

 

For my layout, I cut the Doodle Daisy Background with my Cameo on white card stock and backed some of the flower shapes with plaid patterned paper.  For the white card stock background, I scribbled some Gelatos, which are sticks of pigmented color that remind me of the shape of a lipstick, and diluted them with water and a paintbrush and painted the background.  When the background was dry, I added some blue splatters.

For the solid flower shapes, I scribbled some Gelato on the shapes and used my finger to smudge the color.  There is no need to add water when doing the smudge technique. Finally, I added some enamel dots, flair buttons and chipboard embellishments to the middle of the flowers.

I hope you are inspired to try a background with some Gelatos.  They are so much fun! Have a great day!

Supply List

Doodle Daisy Background

 

 

 

 

 


Cool Kid June 28, 2016 07:00

Hey there,

Melissa here with you today and I'm sharing a faaaabulous background cut file. These kinds of cut files are my favorite to use when creating pages. I think it's because it's a simple way to add some va-va-voom to a page! You like that word? It's the best I could come up with.

For this page, I'm using on of my friends' lovely photos. Ya see that picker in the photo? I think it's pretty awesome.

Now for some design notes... when using a background file, especially this particular one, I find using a calm pattern paper is perfect. I found this ombre and polka dotted one in my stash and then did some layering on top. I think the way the rays flair out, they bring your eye to that awesome photo. Seriously... no shame for those kiddos. 

One other note... you may notice on the full page that my background is off-center. The original file is not. I simply used my slice tool, in the Silhouette software, to cut off the two edges and then, moved it to the corner. Super easy and it just shows how versatile these cut files can be. Especially within your digital cutting software!

 

I love layering! I love the dimension and texture it brings. 

Is it bulky? Yep. But, it still fits into a page protector with a little finesse. :)

These background cut files make life so easy when I want to add a giant splash of something special on my pages! I hope you get a chance to grab some of your own background cut files. There are so many awesome ones to choose from - Nicole basically rocks with these and I know you will find the perfect one for whatever your project is!

Cut file used: Starburst Flower Background


Remember What Matters Most June 27, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a layout of my daughter and son and their spouses.  I created this layout with the Botanical Beauty Background cut file and some papers and embellishments from the June kit from Clique Kits that I designed with for the Just Nick/Clique Kits team up earlier this month.  

For my layout, I cut out the Botanical Beauty Background cut file on a sheet of 12 X 12 white cardstock with my Cameo and backed it with the aqua corrugated paper and also several coordinating patterned papers.  I wanted to add more depth to my project by adding dimensional foam squares underneath the white cardstock before adhering the patterned papers.

Here is the lovely cut file I used for my layout:

Botanical Beauty Background

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the fabulous cut files in the Just Nick shop here.


Beachcombing with Friends June 06, 2016 07:00



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


Honor May 30, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Happy Memorial Day JustNick friends ... well at least if you are in the USA. Marcia here today with a patriotic layout using the new Bits and Pieces Star background cut file. You are getting a sneak peek today ... This file is hitting the JustNick store on Friday ... so please check back then. I was a little too enthusiastic to use it on a Memorial Day layout.

This layout features my husband. He is a former Marine and now volunteers his time with fellow police officers from the Minneapolis St Paul Airport Police Department on their Honor Guard. They attend funerals of police officers around the state, but they also volunteer to stand guard over our fallen soldiers coming back from overseas to their final resting place.

Instead of backing each of those tiny squares with different pattern papers, I opted to selectively fill portions of the negative space to mimic our American flag ... with the colors reversed as that is what I had for patriotic pattern paper. I used the Simple Stories Hero Collection Simple Set with a few embellishments thrown in from other collections. Then I added some stars with modeling paste painted with acrylic paint.

I love the overall look. I didn't want to ruin the star focus, so my journaling was done around the edge of the die cuts.

Here is the cut file I used today. Stop back on June 4th to purchase from the store.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the JustNick store to check out all the awesome digital cut files.

 


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.