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Getting Cozy Chilling Here | Patricia Roebuck July 26, 2019 07:00

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Isn't it fun to play with the cut files and after finishing one project, it inspires you with another idea of using the same or similar cut files. This Traveler's Notebook spread is a spin off of using the same Graphic Frames I used on my first post this month here, but instead of the Simple Scallop Strips, I used the Borders 1 cut file.

 

Combining the Borders 1 cut file with a beautiful colorful pattern paper created repetition, texture, and a quick way to fill your Travelers Notebook.  I cut two of the Borders 1 styles to spread across my page but instead of going horizontal, I went vertical.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

I did a single machine stitching the length of each one, this helped to fold up the sides to create dimension and a great way to add or in this case tuck embellishments under them.  I added adhesive just to the center of each border to adhere.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

I continued the borders to the right side doing the same technique, but also tucked and adhered a Graphic Frame cut from the same pattern paper partially under them.  For this right page, I also added another complementary pattern paper under a smaller piece of white cardstock for my background, adding a straight stitch to each side of my background.  All of this creates some nice texture, color, and repetition to the stitching I already have.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Before I adhered everything in place, I sent this through my typewriter to add journaling.  Then I tucked more embellishments under my borders, added some stamping and embellishments to finish.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Happy creating!


Happy Days | Majken Pullin - Welding Letters Tutorial & Process Video July 22, 2019 07:00

Hello cut file fans!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you are having a great July.  Thanks for joining us here on the JustNick blog. My project today actually has four different cut files on it - but I didn't really plan it out that way...it just happened!  My title uses two alpha cut files that I welded for a fun look - I have a quick tutorial below.  And I have a video as well towards the bottom of this post, so have a look!  Here's my layout:

If you aren't familiar with welding, here's a quick tutorial.

First, make sure each letter is its own compound path (select the letter, right click, and choose "make compound path").  Next, layer each letter where you want it to be.

Choose all the letters, right click, and then choose "Weld"

Here's what the cut file will look like once the letters are connected by welding:

I love the color palette in this My Mind's Eye "Happy Days" collection!  And I liked the title of it so much, I borrowed it for my title.  :)  I used Outline Alpha for "HAPPY" and Script Alpha 2 for "days".  I sewed along the letters in "HAPPY" and used 3d foam squares to pop up "days" for some dimension.

The Borders 1 cut file has a really cute scallop border.  I cut out a full 12" strip and cut it to use along the photo and on the top right.  You can see it below.

I also popped up the new Leafy Floral cut file - it's so lovely!

Here's a short process video, too!

And here's a look at the cut files I used on today's layout:

Leafy Floral

Borders 1

Outline Alpha

Script Alpha 2

Thank you so much for hopping over to view our blog post - I hope I've inspired you to grab some alpha cut files to create your own title!  There are so many options to choose from in the JustNick store

Have a super week.

Majken


You fly - Johanna Valayer September 5, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am back with a new layout where I've experimented a new technique : The hand stitching. I was loving so much layout with stitched elements but as I did not have any stitching machine and I have never stitched anything in my life I was lost ahah ! So I decided to watch tutorials on Youtube and to try it out ! 
It takes me so long but I love how it turned out ! I've started by cutting with my silhouette some borders from "borders 1" cut file to make my background. 
 Then, I stitched some lines on and between my borders of different length and I added a bit of ink and my background was done. 
For my title I used the "hand cut letters 2" cut file. I love the design of the letters so fun ! I backed them with the same papers I used for the borders. 
As embellishments I used the simple and sweet collection, I thought that it was the perfect collection for my photo. I placed a touch of paper at the top of my layout, I love doing this at the moment I find that it adds something. Then a little stamping as usual under my tittle and it's done ! 

 

And you, do you make hand stitching on your layout ? I hope that you have enjoyed  xx 

 

 

 


Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 6, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!!  I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago.  I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.

Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro.  I've been crafty all my life!  I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style.  My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros.  I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.  

Okay, on to the layout!  

I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am.  I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks.  I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.

I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.

I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.

I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others! 

Cut files used:

Have a crafty weekend!

 


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:

Basic Hearts

Borders 1

 

You can grab the Borders 1 cut file for FREE using the code: BORDERFREE at checkout now, until midnight CST May 7, 2017 only!

 


One Year Later October 20, 2015 07:00

Hi everyone, 

This week we are sharing projects using FOUR cut files! I loved this challenge. I loved going through all the beautiful designs when choosing what would work best for my layout. I also kept in mind that a cut file doesn't have to remain in it's original state. :) You'll see what I mean in a minute. But, first, let me share with you my page:

If you have followed me at all here, it should be no surprise that background cut files are my favorite. I absolutely love using them to showcase lots of color and pattern. It really does help with adding other embellishments because there isn't much else that needs to be done!

I also used a scallop border cut file but, I trimmed it down to fit over and ground the clipboard for my journaling.

I used two different texts. Well, one is text and the other is an alpha set cut file. LOVE the alpha! So fun and unique.

Design wise, I tried something with layering my title over the text 'captured'. It worked! I really like how it turned out and you can still read the words but, not be overwhelmed.

I say, the more cut files the better! Layer them on! Trim and re-purpose! Have fun! Now, go grab some cut files and challenge yourself to using 4! Or 5... or 6... 

Cut files used: Starburst Background 1, Borders 1, Capture This, Handcut Letters