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Cards featuring March cut files March 23, 2016 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. 

In my little part of the world, the weather is beginning to warm and the trees are starting to bloom. That fact has me itching to infuse everything floral and springy into my crafting projects.  Lucky for me, Nicole has released lots of fun and pretty cut files this month that fulfill these requirements. 

I used two of the recent March released cut files to put together this fun and pretty duo of cards.

The basic flowers were just asking to be layered. I sized down the file to fit within the constraints of my standard sized card front.  Cutting the flowers from a variety of colors and patterns and adjusting their size to layer atop one another, creates a fun and textural design.  Sequins, buttons and enamel buttons make perfect flower centers when the cut file is sized down like this.

My next card uses a mini version of the Floral Burst Background.  I cut three identical cuts of this file out of white cardstock and layered them atop of one another to give my diecut piece more substance and dimension.  Layering a variety of pretty patterned papers behind the cut file, makes the petals shine and the flower come alive.

Be sure to stop by the blog again on Saturday for some more great spring inspired designs that will be loaded to the store.  I'm pretty certain, you're going to love them!

Cut files used:

Basic Flowers

Floral Burst Background

Scrappy Pals - PageMaps Inspired Layout March 15, 2016 07:00

If you are a sketch fan and a digital cut file fan then the past few blog posts have been right up your alley! Today I have another layout to share to add to the PageMaps/Just Nick collection seen here recently!

I incorporated the one of the flowers from the Basic Flowers set and the Butterfly Background file into this layout that is based on an 8.5x11 sketch from Becky. You can see the full collection of March sketches HERE; the sketch that this layout is based upon is the second from the bottom.

The butterfly background file I cut from vellum for a subtle effect of the butterflies flitting across the watercolored background. The flower is a soft peachy/pink color that stands out a tad more but is still subtle. I really wanted the picture to be the main focus of the page with the cut files melded into the background.

The main cluster of the page is more prominent and rather "adherent" to the sketch. while the cut files are more of my substitution for the half circles and banners sticking out from the top of the cluster.

Don't forget to use the code PAGEMAPSFREE at the Just Nick store from now until April 30, 2016 to grab any one design of your choice for free! Pair it up with a PageMaps sketch and be sure to share it with us on FaceBook or Instagram!