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Celebrate This! | Morgan Langley September 21, 2017 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am continuing with our weekly theme of backgrounds! For my layout I used the "Brick Circle Background" and I love how easy it was to work with! This file is so versatile and can be used to document any photo with any collection! I love backing cut files with patterned papers because it makes the page so colorful and fun! For this layout I used Maggie Holmes Carousel collection to do so! 
      I cut my file on white card stock and then went to cutting the pieces to back it. A trick I have learned with backing cut files is to save the negatives of the file on your cut mat and then use those pieces as a template to cut your patterned paper around (leaving a little extra space for adhering)! Then I can just cut the amount of patterned paper that I need! 
     Then I embellished! The fun part! I fussy cut some of the florals from the collection and used the chipboard sticker sheet, puffy stickers, and ephemera pack. I love the zebra and bunny carousel pieces! So cute! I added a chipboard "celebrate this" banner sticker for my title.
     I loved how this adorable bunny matched the bunny in my photo! I hope you go check out all the fun backgrounds in the Just Nick shop and all the other wonderful blog posts this week! Thank you for stopping by! 

February GDT and our monthly FREEBIE! February 12, 2016 07:00 10 Comments

It is time for us to share a guest with you on the blog and today we are joined by the talented Adrienne Alvis as our Guest Designer for February!

Hello! My name is Adrienne Alvis and I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and grew up around my family’s farm.  My mother was always sewing, making crafts, and taking craft classes, but I didn’t discover my crafty side until after I had my youngest son, almost 9 years ago.  I started creating traditional layouts, but soon found a love for making cards, mini albums, home decor projects, and most recently, pocket page scrapbooking.  I am currently designing for Freckled Fawn, Hip Kit Club, and Pinkfresh Studio and have been on many other design teams over the past few years.  I’ve been married to my husband for 10 years now and we have three beautiful and spirited kiddos, Garrison (13), Jubal (9), and Avery (6). Of course, my children are the main source of my scrappy subject matter and I love how documenting their every move and milestone helps satisfy my creative urges.  Other than paper-crafting I like to read, run, watch movies in bed, listen to music, travel, and work on DIY home projects. You can see more of my work on my blog or follow me on FacebookPinterest, and I'm also a huge Instagram fan so feel free to check out my feed. I'm so excited to be a guest designer here at JustNick and share my work with all of you

We asked Adrienne to create a page using any cut files from our store and look what she created:

For this layout I used the Snowflakes cut file and the "Love" sentiment from the freebie cut file to create my page. I resized and cut out the snowflakes from a piece of white card stock and then layered it over a sea foam green piece of card stock.

I cut the snowflakes out again using an aqua colored card stock and layered several of the aqua ones on top of the cut out pieces from the white card stock. I used the "Love" sentiment as part of my title and placed the "Lego" foam letters on top of the heart. I really like the contrast the black and white elements gave my page and the snowflakes were the perfect motif for the photos of my daughter holding her Frozen Lego castle she built all by herself.

As Adrienne mentioned, we sent her a cut file designed just for her based on what sort of files she likes... and this is what she created with it combined with our Brick Circle background! It's amazing!

For this layout I used the Brick Circle cut file and the SWAK sentiment from the freebie cut file. I enlarged the brick circle and placed various pieces of patterned paper under each brick. I added several of the SWAK sentiments and sized them to fit inside of the bricks.


I used black thread and my sewing machine to stitch around the entire brick circle and layered several chipboard stickers around my photos to help draw the eye around the circle. I printed my photos off in black and white for added contrast and to coordinate with the black elements of my page

Thanks to Adrienne for guesting for us today!!! I just love what she did with our cut files!

Make sure to keep up with all the great stuff Adrienne has going on here:

Visit her blogFacebook,Pinterest,and on Instagram

Now, who wants the That's Amore cut file for FREE??


Just use the code: SWAKFREE at checkout until February 29, 2016 at midnight and it's all yours!

Buddies August 20, 2015 07:00

One of the most important parts of scrapbooking for me is documenting those little moments that often get lost in the big events.  I try really hard to document little day to day things that I know I will otherwise forget.  Today I used a couple of files from JustNick to do just that. This layout is about my two year old and his two favorite stuffed animals.  I also added in subtitles with what he calls them!

I really like how unique the Brick Circle Background is and thought it was perfect for an everyday layout!  I cut it out of my patterned paper and then backed it with a gray cardstock.  But before I backed it I added the yellow heart behind it.  Adding it behind still allowed it to show but doesn't overshadow the cut file.  

I continued my title on top of the cut file then using a variety of stickers.  

The Marquee Alphabet was perfect for my main title that follows the shape of the circle!  I ran these through a Xyron Sticker machine for easy application.  This is a really fun alphabet to work with and so trendy!