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Card Creating | Pretty Little Studio October 15, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy to be joining you on the blog and bringing to a close our fabulous team up with Pretty Little Studio! Don't you think our cut files and their gorgeous product go so well together? Both design teams have done such a great job and I've highly enjoyed sharing them with you on Instagram. I'm excited to also be able to share a couple of cards I created using a few cut files and the beautiful Here Comes the Sun collection.

Yay for hot air balloons! I kept this card pretty simple. The clouds paper worked perfectly to create a scene with the hot air balloons. Each balloon is simply backed with some patterned paper. No fancy embellishing or techniques. I wanted it to be easy, simple and reproducible.

The flair and star stickers help ground the design and give it just a little bit extra to help complete the card. 

 

Here is my second card that uses a background cut file and a phrase from one of the card sentiments cut file collections. 

Again, I kept it pretty simple. The sentiment I used black watercolor to not only make the word pop but to also keep with the continuity of the style of this collection. It's all handdrawn and has a watercolor element to it. So soft and pretty! Washy tape helped to add that final touch it seemed to be missing. 

Thanks for swinging by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful Pretty Little Studio product!

Here is a list of the cut files I used:

Up In the Air

Card Sentiments 1

Shattered Circle Background

 


Summer Fun Cards August 31, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share with you some summery greetings I've made with my very favorite of the August released cut files: Summer Fun.

The citrus pieces first caught my eye.  They could be used for so many things but my first thought was to use them in accompaniment with a sweet thank you note. I pulled the pretty script 'thank you' sentiment from the Simple Card Sentiments file.

I cut the citrus pieces from patterned paper to mimic a lime, lemon and orange slice.  Each one was then backed with a coordinating solid and white cardstock.  A few strategically placed sequins finish off the card in an eye-catching manner.

The sunglass icon was another fun design that stood out to me upon first glance.  Cutting the eyewear pieces out of bright patterned papers makes for a fun and energetic birthday greeting.

 

Have you ever explored the cut files Nicole has designed specific to card making?  The Card Sentiments 1 file included the word 'happy' which proved to be a fun typographic element amongst the diecut icons and stamped birthday greeting.

The Summer Fun cut file is must have for bright and festive greeting cards and/or for scrapping your favorite summer memories!

Cut files used:

Summer Fun

Card Sentiments 1

Simple Card Sentiments

 

 


Hello Canter Layout January 27, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share with you a layout created using Nicole's amazing digital cut files. These files are so incredibly easy to modify to suit your needs or use "as is", both of which I have done on this page celebrating my daughter's first time cantering a horse. Intentionally.

I used three of the cut files here;

- Arrow Set 1

- Card Sentiments 1 (yay)

- File Folders (noted)

The biggest adjustments that I made to the files are seen on the left hand side of this page, with regards to the arrows. As I wanted sufficient arrows to fill that space moving down the page, I omitted the text from a few of them and cut in various widths. The arrows make for a commentary of what an amazing feat my daughter accomplished.

I like to have my journaling in a nice neat place, tucked away. It just makes the appearance of my layouts look "neater". What better place to house journaling than on a file folder?

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check out all the new files that are uploaded weekly! Soon we will be showing you how to incorporate some of those love-ly files Nicole has created into your Valentine and love crafting.


Make A Wish October 22, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today. I have a birthday layout to share with you today of my nephew. His Mom made him this awesome eyeball monster cake with cake pops. I was lucky to catch a picture of him blowing out his candle.

This week Nicole challenged us to use 4 different cut files. These are the 4 that I chose....

I like to create stencils with the background cut files so I can use inks to add interest to my background. I choose the Shattered Glass Background for this because I wanted to focus on triangular shapes throughout my layout to coordinate with the pattern papers from the PinkFresh Studios Happy Things collection. 

 Another cut file with triangles is the Basic Banner. Banners really add a festive element to the layout. These banners have such fun repeating shapes too.

To help frame my photo, I chose the Doodle Frames cut file. I cut only the outside of this frame.

Of course with a birthday layout I would need a birthday title. The Card Sentiments 1 with the "Make a Wish" caught my eye for my photo of my nephew blowing out his first birthday candle.

I hope I have inspired you today with my layout to try some JustNick cut files yourself. Thanks for stopping by.

 


More CARD WEEK! October 07, 2015 07:00

I am excited to be back on the blog today for card week ! Although I usually use our cut files for layouts, I think they work amazing on cards too. It is so easy to resize the cut files to fit any size card you like to create a custom design.

I created this first card with the Pebble 2 background cut from a patterned paper and layered over another patterned paper. Using a 6x6 paper pad helps quickly co-ordinate the patterns so it's not too busy.

I also cut some doily like shapes from the Spirograph 3 cut file and layered them together behind my diecut thanks from Card Sentiments 1.

Next, I diecut the Pretty Patterned Background from some plain white cardstock and adhered it to a second piece of white cardstock for stability... then I went a little crazy with my watercolour paint set!

I added a smaller amount of watercolour paint to certain areas and more to others, to create an ombre like effect. I added some stamps from a Scrapbook and Cards Today Crop & Create Delivered kit from fall 2014. (which are AWESOME)

I love how you can completely customize a cut file to your own size, dimensions and even colour! See you tomorrow as I have a few more cards to share :)

Cut files used:

Pebble 2 background

Spirograph 3

Pretty Patterned Background

Card Sentiments 1

 


Cards A Plenty September 24, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone,

Melissa here with two cards that showcase some background cut files. These are so fun to use with cards! I've also included a card sentiment and a fun arrow with a word, that can also be found in the shop.

For these cards, I utilized white cardstock and then inked to make them my own and match with the color scheme of the design.

 

For this Congrats card, I relied on my comfort zone style, clean and simple. By utilizing the colors and patterns of this paper collection and the business of the background design, there wasn't much I had to do. That's one of the beauties of using background cut files for cards. If you need to whip up something the night before... hmm... I've never had to do that before... cough cough... it is awesome to let the cut file do the work!

That congrats sentiment is a beauty too! I love being able to resize the files however I need them. 

The next card, I still used white cardstock but did some inking! I attempted an ombre look for the background. It shows up nicely, in person, and I hope it shows up enough in this photo.

I think I've said it before with a past project, I just love how a background cut file can add nice texture to the background of a card. What could have been left as white space, looks so much more filled out and pretty with that background.  And how fun to use that word arrow, right??? By adding the letter stickers, it was easy to turn that into a complete sentiment.

I hope you get a chance to grab some of these awesome background cut files and get to creating this week! There is such a great selection in the shop!

Cut files used: Clover Lace Background, Pretty Pattern Background, Arrow Set 1, Card Sentiments 1


Pinterest inspired cards September 16, 2015 08:00

Hello Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a couple of cards I made inspired by two very different, yet inspiring images I found on pinterest!

Aside from scrapbooking and papercrafting, I also claim cookie decorating as one of my most enjoyed hobbies.  Therefore, I'm often perusing pinterest for creative images and ideas for my next baking project.  I ran across this beautiful array of rainbow colored butterfly cookies on pinterest and fell in love!  I knew this particular cookie design was way beyond my skill set, but since it looked just like the watercolor designs we're often seeing in cardmaking, I saved it.  I just knew it would be the perfect inspiration piece for my next card design.

Ali Bee's Bake Shop: From the vault: Colorful Butterflies:

There was no question that I would use the Butterfly Background cut file, as a starting point for my card.  I ended up sizing the file to 4"x5" and cutting it from Tim Holtz watercolor paper, knowing that I'd want to do a watercolor treatment, as inspired by the original image.  I used a water pen and a stack of my favorite ink pads to create a gradient rainbow effect, from the bottom to the top of my butterfly cut. 

 

Once cut and watercolored, the butterfly piece makes a bold statement all on it's own.  Therefore, I knew I'd want to keep the rest of the card pretty sleek and simple to let the butterflies shine.  I used a white background and added some subtle details including machine stitching and a scattering of bling, again, all in white, to keep the focus on the butterflies.  A bold, black, stamped sentiment ties in the theme of the card and draws your focus to the center.

 

My next inspiration piece was one I discovered as I was searching for wedding themed inspiration.  My cousin will be married next month, and since I can't attend the wedding, I wanted to make an extra special card to send along with her gift.  This papercrafted boutineire caught my eye immediately and brought to mind the Stems for Stephanie cut file in the Just Nick shop.

Accessorize your significant other on your #wedding day with a custom boutonniere. #DIY:

I significantly sized down and cut the Stems for Stephanie florals from a bookprint paper, as inspired by the pinterest image. Layering the florals and topping them each with decorative button centers, make them the star of the card design. 

 

The Stems leaf file is a perfect match to these pretty flowers, too.  I cut the leaves out of varying green papers and tucked them under the edges of the floral cluster.

 

Finally, I looked to the Card Sentiments 1 cut file for the perfect congratulatory greeting.  Cutting the sentiment from gold glittery paper finishes off the sophisticated and elegant feel of this design.

 

The next time you're stuck for inspiration, pinterest is a good place to start and the Just Nick cut file store is sure to have the perfect design to match your inspiration piece!

Cut files used:

Butterfly Background

Stems for Stephanie

Stems

Card Sentiments 1


Thanks! Now, Make a Wish! August 24, 2015 07:01

Hi everyone,

Melissa here with a couple of cards, showcasing some of the latest cut files released this month. I was so excited when Nicole created some card sentiments! Yay! So, the two I have here today are combining a couple of background shapes with the sentiments.

Background cut files are my new go to for card bases. I love how one simple thing can add so much texture, rhythm, interest, etc., etc., etc. There isn't much else needed except for some embellishments and, in the cards case, some color. The background is a soft gray and I knew I wanted to throw in some color.

The next card is my faaaaaaaaaaaavorite! I love, love, LOVE how this one turned out and... it's all because of the fabulous background cut file! Whoa baby!

How fun is that??? I absolute love that background file. Probably my favorite at the moment. Thanks to a pattern paper that had multiple colors, it really took on a life of it's own. I love the movement it creates and brings your eye to the sentiment in the middle. SO fun!

Have you used the cut files for your card projects yet??? You should! And make sure you go check out all the fabulous new designs that are constantly loaded into the shop. I'll link you up with the files I used below. 

Thanks for swinging by today!

Cut Files Used: Loop Background, Card Sentiments, Twilight Zone 1 


YAY! School starts today August 18, 2015 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends and fans, it's Jaclyn here today.  In my part of the world everywhere you go is filled with signs of back to school.  All of the store shelves are stocked with supplies, alarms are set for earlier mornings and the kid's are all heading off with new clothes and backpacks, to new school year adventures.  Being surrounded by everything school related, was just the push I needed to work on some first day of school pictures from the 2014-15 school year.

Can you spot which Just Nick cut files I used on my back to school page?  I combined the Word Bubbles and Card Sentiments 1 files  to create my title.  Combining the two files was easy.  I sized the word bubble to fit within the spot I wanted it to sit, on my page and then layered the "YAY!" portion of the card sentiments file overtop of it. 

To give the word a little more 'pop', I backed the cut file with some red cardstock and used tiny letter stickers to complete my subtitle.

I couldn't stop myself at using only one word bubble - there are, in fact, several designs and styles included within the file.  Some sized down versions of the round bubble made the perfect home for a grouping of embellishments and even for some added text.

I even enlarged one of the rectangular bubbles to just over 6" long - making it an ideal spot for my journaling.

If you missed the post from last week, you might not know that Word Bubble file is available to you for FREE, but only until August 31st!  Hurry on over and add the Word Bubble file to your cart and use the code: WORDBUBBLES at checkout to snag this cute design at no charge to you!


Sweet 16! August 10, 2015 07:00

Happy Monday all!  Guiseppa here and I thought we should start the week off right with a layout featuring my gorgeous daughter.  Yes, she seems to be the subject of a lot of my projects lately, but she is so fun to scrap, so you will probably be seeing more of her.

This week we are focusing on using 3 cut files on our project.  Now, this was not hard at all.  All of the JustNick cut files are amazing and it was easy to find 3 that would work well together.  The cut files I used on this layout are the Chain Reaction Background, Card Sentiments 1 and the Basic Banner...new in the JustNick Store this week!

How fun is that background?  I used some foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension.  The Card Sentiments 1 were perfect for my title.

Okay...so the Basic Banner cut file is soooo cute!  I knew right away it would work well with the photo.

I love how this layout turned out and the cut files all worked so well together.  Who needs to spend a load of money on embellishments when you can use the JustNick cut files.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope of inspired you to get crafty and have fun using the JustNick cut files.  Make sure you are visiting the JustNick Store weekly because there are always new cut files!  Until next time...happy crafting!


New Designs! August 02, 2015 14:00

Check out the new designs loaded into the store today!

 

 

 

Hope you like them!