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Awesome - Rachel Lowe: April 30, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

My layout today is all about bright, bold and fun!  We have a new puppy named Honey and she is gorgeous although still chewing everything left unattended!!!!! So this super cute photo of her at the beach bumped a human on this layout!

I have used the wonderful Blocked Hearts cut file:

 I re sized this to 11x11 inch and cut with my chosen patterned paper. I have used Crate Paper Good Vibes collection. 

I attached the heart cut file to white card stock. I then fringe cut around the edge for interest. I added some random machine stitching around the frame.

How gorgeous is this photo of my new puppy making her self at home on my expensive towel at the beach, but I let her as I saw the photo opportunity!!!!

I framed my photo and further framed it with embellishments. Again adding some machine stitching to add texture.

I also added machine to some of the hearts and foam taped the negative cut files to create a 3D effect.

I created another feature embellishment cluster, layering and stitching again.

Even background cut files can be layered and height added if you use the negative (or the piece cut out but not a part of the cut file), by adding back in some of the hearts I have been able to create a background that has a  3D effect. By machine stitching on other hearts it adds even more visual interest. This cut file has really made this layout super fun!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using a cut file and making it your own!

Truly, Madly, Deeply - Rachel Lowe February 2, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

I have created a 8.5x11 inch layout today, using a non traditional collection for Valentines Day! I have used My Minds Eye Blush collection.

Firstly here are the two cut files I have used to create my layout:

Firstly I cut the Blocked Heart Background but instead of using the whole 12x12 cut file I played it over my white base paper and cut it down and then attached. I added a dot of glue to the blocked hearts which was enough.

I chose my photo and changed it to a sepia tone to match with my paper choice and colour hues. I foam taped my 3x3 inch photo to a navy blue paper to ensure it did not get lost amongst the pink and rose gold.

I added a die cut flower ( which I attached with foam tape to add height) and leaves and added my title under my photo, Truly, Madly, Deeply. I added some machine sewing to the leave centres and then at the edges of my white base paper. I do love the texture sewing gives to embellishments/layouts.

I the cut the Birds of a Feather set but using only two of them to create 'two love birds' flying towards each other. To finish off I added a heart above them, another in the wing of one of the birds and gave them eyes.

Finally I stamped the date of this photo.

Here are some close up photos:

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful creative week!





XOXO and Adore February 9, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you ever created a layout using a digital cut file and looked at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat and say to yourself, "That is too pretty to throw away!". I did that this past week with the Blocked Hearts Background cut file. I just couldn't throw away the scraps, so I decided to make another layout, very similar to the first.

This cut file is unique in that it has this big X that dissects the cut file. I wanted to play up that X by placing pattern paper behind only a portion of the cut file so that the heart pattern really popped and yet still maintain some white space. The subtle white on white heart pattern is beautiful, but the pink paper behind the heart cut outs takes your breath away. Here is my first layout using the positive pieces of the cut file...

My second layout is very similar, but uses the negative pieces of the same cut file. It's a bit more gluing, but well worth it. Here is a tip; It helps to leave the negative pieces on your cutting mat so you know where each piece goes...

My parents are adorable! 55 years of marriage and still going strong. On both layouts, I used washi tape to emphasize the X in the cut file. It is the perfect width for washi tape!!

I also used the Love Actually digital cut file for the "Love" and "XOXO" text

Here are a few more detailed shots...

These are the cut files I used today ...

So, next time you use a cut file, take another look at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat. Just maybe, they will convince you too that they are worthy of being scrapped and not end up in your waste basket.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are interested in the YouTube video of the XOXO layout here is a link...