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Hello Imperfectly Perfect | Patricia Roebuck July 8, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be joining the JustNick team with all the amazing designers, and especially, Nicole! Nicole and I have met a few times at CHA and Creativation and have even been on different design teams together. I'm also excited because I know just how talented Nicole is and have seen her shop grow so much. She has an amazing eye for style and detail.
With today's post, I'll introduce myself a little more and share a page I created. I still create 12x12 and 8.5x11 layouts occasionally, but my favorite way to document these days is in a Traveler's Notebook or a 6x8 format. I have been designing for manufacturers and kit clubs since 2012. After changes to a direct-sales company I was exclusively working with part-time from 2016 to 2018, I am back to designing more as a hobby again for myself and teams again.
After cutting the frames in white cardstock, I picked three to layer over my pattern paper background. Pulling from the design of the hearts from the Infinity Hearts Frames, I continued that theme by cutting Basic hearts to layer over and under my frames.
I used small alpha stickers from Citrus Twist using a saying I heard from our pastor. I will never be perfect, always striving to improve, to change, to grow. It's a saying that motivates you to keep going. I layered embellishments over the clusters of the hearts with a larger embellishment by the photo.
I cut out two of the images from the Simple Scallop Strips, one in pattern paper and the other in white cardstock to layer. I trimmed them down, stapled them, and foam adhered them to my page. I used another trimmed down strip to add to my top card on the right side of my page along with stamping, which is 'perfect' for my imperfection ;)
For the bottom card, I did some journaling about myself. These are random current things about myself. I used an alcohol marker to highlight a few words to add more color to the card and added lots of enamel shapes as bullets, as well as sprinkling them throughout the entire spread for more texture and color.
Thank you so much Nicole for having me, and thank you to everyone for stopping by!
SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE | Nathalie DeSousa October 30, 2018 07:00
Happy Halloween everyone! Oh, how i miss the day my kids would dress up for the day, all the preparations, the make up and all the candy afterwards (well, there is still candy!!); now that theya are teenagers all I am left with are sweet memories of Halloween's past. So, i pulled a few pictures from a couple years ago to create this page using some of the new JustNick Studio cut files.
There are so many cut files to chose from, and it was so hard to pick one, that i decided to mix four cut files in one page.
I combined one of the Basic Heart cut file images with the Spiderweb 2 background and Web cut files to create the cut out for this page. I chose to cut it from black cardstock, so that it would stand out from the mixed media background (created with Jane Davenports Mermaid Markers).
Before setting the cut out on the page, a bit of white acrylic paint was rubbed on the cardstock, this gives the cut out that worn/antique look you see in the layout.
The pictures were sized so that they fit in between the two spiderwebs inside the heart, and then i used stickers and embellishments from a few Halloween collections (Simple Vintage Halloween from Simple Stories, Pink Paislee's Spellcast and Pebbles' Midnight Haunting) to add some small details aroun the page.
For the title of this page, I chose the new Happy Halloween cut file to create the "SPOOKTACULAR" part of the title. It was cut from black cardstock and then treated to a white acrylic paint wash.
Now it is time to go and set all the candy in bowls for us to share (well a bit of it, at least!). Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used here and all other beautiful designs. You can always contact me if you have questions on how this all came together!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 4, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends! My name is Morgan and I am so excited to be sharing my first layout I created for Just Nick!
For my layout I used the "Graphic Chevron Background" first as a guideline for my paper embroidery. Rather than cutting the file I used a grey Silhouette Sketch pen on white card stock.
After sketching the cut file, I poked my holes and starting stitching with shades of blue and pink thread. For the larger sections not filled with lines, I stitched around the outside and then added pieces of scrap paper I had from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I also used the branding strips of the 6x6 Oasis pad to machine stitch around the outer edges of the layout.
For my title I used the "Best Day Ever" cut file, cutting it on hot pink cardstock and then cutting three pictures from my family vacation to Mexico to fit into the word DAY.
I also typed my title with my typewriter on white paper and added it in the center of the layout under the A. I stamped my date in the right hand corner by stamping the year and then layering the date again using a roller stamp. I love this technique for really making the date stand out.
Clustered around "DAY" are palm branches from the cut file "Take me to Paradise". I love these leaves and use them on almost every summery project I make! I also clustered some word stickers, sequins, puffy stickers, and embellishments.
I splatter painted my background with light and dark pink watercolors, added sequins, and I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for reading about my crafty process and I hope you will try and make your own projects using these beautiful cut files!
Family Are Better Together May 6, 2017 14:00
Hello friends! Happy National Scrapbook Day. It's design team member Lee-Anne here sharing a layout I created combining two Just Nick cut files to make an entirely new design.
In Silhouette Studio, the software for Silhouette Cameo, I ungrouped or released the compound path and traced one of the heart designs (the top right heart) of the Basic Hearts cut file and enlarged it. I also traced the Borders 1 cut file, replicated it three times, one below the other, widened it slightly and placed it on top of the heart shape, grouped it and clicked "merge". This creates a heart shaped outline with the Borders 1 cut file filling the inside of the heart shape. I grouped the two design together and clicked "crop". This puts the two designs together. I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo on white card stock and backed it with patterned papers.
With several colors of embroidery floss, I decided to hand stitch some plus signs for texture around the layout and around the heart I hand stitched and alternated colors that coordinated with the papers.
Combining cut files into one cut file is a fun technique and you can get very creative. I encourage you to give this a try with any two cut files in the store.
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
Cut files I used on my layout:
You can grab the Borders 1 cut file for FREE using the code: BORDERFREE at checkout now, until midnight CST May 7, 2017 only!
remember. November 12, 2015 07:00
hello, Diana here. I love the word Remember--it's powerful. When helping people to remember something, I don't use the phrase "don't forget" I say "please remember". We usually when receiving instructions here the last word someone says and apply it.
I loved using the Remember word from the Remember cut file. I went to town on adding more embellishments with feather cuts from the Sweater Weather file; hearts from the Basic Hearts cut file; a doilies from the Doilies cut file, and finally a simple border under the picture with the Simple Scallop file.
The story behind this picture is it is the last one we took formally 6 years ago! I know SO sad, this year we are going to do it again! This opportunity was very fun with one of our favorite people as the photographer.
We would LOVE to see your creations using the JustNick Studio cut files. Please feel free to tag us on Instagram with @justnickstudio or share them on our Facebook page HERE.
Love This Moment September 3, 2015 07:00
I love the fact that the JustNick cut files are so versatile. If you are anything like me, creating summer themed projects in the middle of winter and winter projects in the middle of summer...is how I roll. I don't like to be restricted and I like to creating whatever theme I feel like doing at anytime of the year. That's why I love the JustNick cut files...I can use them year round and make them work for any project. Guiseppa here with you today and I have an adorable layout featuring my beautiful daughter and our cute Rango, the Maltese.
For my title I used the Scripty Phrase cut file. I love this cut file and I know that I can use it for many more projects.
I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you haven't played with the JustNick cut files...what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the JustNick Store and try them out. New cut files are uploaded every week! Until next time...happy crafting!
1984 Smile August 13, 2015 07:00
Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to share the most recent layout I've created using some of Nicole Nowosad's fabulous JustNick cut files. And yes, this time around I've incorporated not one, not two, but THREE of her awesome cut files on one design. With any further adieu, here it is:
Can you see the cut files in action? Look a little closer... Closer... ;) Yes, that's right! I used the Basic Hearts, Ink Splats, and Simple Scallop Strips files. Basic Hearts? Yes, I promise, one of them is there... cut in that wood grain patterned paper, I opted to hide the "heart" form per say behind my layered photo cluster and use it as a funky background piece instead. Totally created the retro feel I was looking for - yes, that's me on that photo, way back in 1984 when I lost my first tooth! The Ink Splats were cut from the crossword grid patterned paper and the scallops from that blue metallic paper - which is a flopportunity at its best - I didn't cut the scalloped border using the right setting, but ended up loving it anyway when it created a neat score line through the cut. Wanna see up close? Ta-da!
Keep on tuning in to see what the other members of JustNick's design team come up with! And have a peek in the JustNick store - Nicole is rocking it with awesome new files uploaded to the store on a weekly basis. The possibilities are endless and it adds a touch of whatever you need to any scrappy project.