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Awesome Cool Kid - Stenciling with Cut Files | Majken Pullin August 21, 2020 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends - happy Friday! Majken here to continue stenciling week with you where we're showing you how to use cut files to stencil. There are several exciting ideas you've probably already seen this week. Today I'm using a the new Arch Background (link coming soon!) cut file to stencil with inks. Let's take a peek!
To start, I cut out the Arch Background using Silhouette stencil material, which only comes in 8 1/2" x 11" size -- but with repeating patterns, it's easy to use an 8" x 8" cut file to move across larger projects. You can use cardstock or chipboard too if you don't have stencil material.
I chose 3 Distress Oxide inks to blend for my stenciling in the top 2/3 of my layout: Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire, and Twisted Cintron for that beautiful lime green blended to match the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection.
I placed the stencil over the edges of my white textured cardstock, and I used a blending brush to "swirl" the Evergreen Bough ink over the stencil lightly. Then I moved the stencil over to cover the other side and did the same. And then I repeated the process with Chipped Sapphire and Twisted Cintron only in certain spots.
These inks blend so beautifully! I decided to machine stitch around each of the inked arches for some texture.
To create my title, I cut out "awesome" from the All Boy cut file along with a white cardstock mat to go with the ephemera.
I added a bit of ephemera, a few enamel dots, and my journaling strips to let the stencil pattern shine. This boy layout was so fun to create with my stenciled background!
Here are the cut files I used today:
I'm so glad you could stop by today! I hope you'll take a look at some of the other stencil projects this week and next, including a layout I created last year. Share with us on Instagram if you do with #justnickstudio.
Have a great weekend!
Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today. My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade. Let's take a look!
My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock. In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file.
You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares. It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout. I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper. I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout.
For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile". I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.
With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog! You can grab other background cut files here. There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!
Have a great weekend,
XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 5, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February. For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son. He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly! I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock. I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background.
After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle. But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.
This technique is easy to do. I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.
It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors. The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!
Enjoy your February. XOXO <3
Cool Dude | Jen McMurtrey January 8, 2018 07:00
Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year is off to a fantastic start!
This project began with a photo of my son from 2004 when he was just three years old. When I showed my husband the picture, he suggested I get a current shot and use both. It is so funny because after 14 years he still has the same smirk and I was able to capture it perfectly.
One of my goals for 2018 is to destash my stash - I have so many wonderful collections of papers and embellishments that need to be used - so I pulled out the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this project.
First, I used molding paste and gesso with a paint brush and applied them both to the black and white patterned paper. Once that was dry I splattered it with blue, orange, and yellow watercolor paints because I knew I would be using those three colors.
The yellow frame was created using the Doodle Frames file with the sketch and cut feature on the Silhouette. I used white card stock and a black sketch pen to create the frame and then painted it with the same yellow watercolor from the paint splatters. I used foam squares to adhere the frame so it pops off the page. The photos were then placed using my ATG for the left picture and more foam squares for the one on the right. I love giving my pages lots of dimension.
Next are the title and stars, which were cut using the All Boy file. These were again cut using white card stock and then painted with the orange and blue watercolors from the background. These were adhered with a combination of glue and foam squares depending on where they fell on the layout.
The stars were clustered around both photos with numbers pulled from the embellishments in the CP collection to indicate Caleb's age at the time the pictures were taken.
I added a few more embellishments above and below the title as well as the hand-written dates. This is one of my favorite projects in a while and I hope you are inspired to create today.
Be sure to visit the JustNick shop today for these and many other awesome cut files!!
Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title! I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads! I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today! Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!
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!
Rockstar | Tarrah McLean June 22, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
This week our theme is to 'Make It Masculine' so I created a layout about my eldest son who thinks he is a rockstar at age 11!
I wanted to use some of the newest cut files just recently added to the Just Nick store...I decided to use the Rockstar title and the treble clef symbol from the Rockstar cut file set and I also used the new Star Background 5!
I used some Bella Blvd products, mostly the Alex collection plus some other bits that I have had for ages! The black puffy star is an Amy Tangerine one and the black and white phrase stickers are by Tim Holtz.
The background is a transparency that I have machine stitched to the white cardstock, I did think about adding some star confetti behind the transparency so it becomes a shaker style layout but I thought it may have ended up looking a little too busy!
That Rockstar flair is from D-Lish Scraps, a small embellishment store in Australia...I love their flair buttons so much! They always seem to have the perfect ones that suit my boys and my layouts!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today and in the past, I have really appreciated everyone's support with my layouts that I have created for Just Nick Studio! Thank you so much to Nicole and the rest of the team for having me, I will miss this team so much!
Happy creating and see you all around scrapping land!
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
Adventure May 10, 2017 07:00
The first thing I did before applying photos and embellishments on this layout was print the Mini Floral Buds digital cut file from Just Nick Studio's shop on white cardstock using my color printer. I wanted to create a floral background for my layout and I did not have the right patterned paper for this.
I added some clear butterflies from the Woodland collection to add more color to the floral buds.
I used a few cut-apart labels, stickers, stickers words to help tell my story.
Thanks for visiting today!