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Holiday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Do you make holiday cards to send at this time of the year? Marcia here today. I try really hard to make cards and get them all mailed out. Some years I do better than others. I can't seem to force myself to make any though until after Thanksgiving. I am in full Christmas cardmaking mode now though, lol. I love using digital cut files on my cards just like I do my layouts. On my first card I added a pretty Layered Poinsettia along with some Stems 2. I love the dimension the layered poinsettia adds.
For my second card I used the Holly Ring digital cut file to frame my sentiment.
Here are the cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.
A Trio of Birthday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 04, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. This week our focus is on Birthdays. Did you know JustNick Studios is 3 years old! Since I am always in need of birthday cards, I made a trio of fun, festive birthday cards to share with you. For my first card I used the balloons from Birthday Sentiments and cut several balloons from pattern papers to layer on a card.
I used some foam circles to make some balloons float on my card and added some bows.
I love the look of white on white when using die-cuts. For my next card, I reiterated the word Happy from the Card Sentiments 1 digital cut file down the center of my card in a white cardstock and then added a bright bold colorful Birthday. So fun!
On my last card I went for delicate and pretty... but I still wanted to use bright colors. I cut the Delicate Butterflies out from white cardstock and then used my Distress Oxide inks to color them a rainbow of colors.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great week.
Two cards using sketch pens | Maryám Pérez February 24, 2018 07:00
For today's cards, I used the sketch pens from Silhouette. Instead of cutting the files, the machine drew the outlines of the cut files. After that, I colored the inside lines of the flowers using the same sketch pens.
For the first card, I used a gold sketch pen. Since I wanted to keep the cards pretty simple I added just a few things as embellishments.
For the second card, I did the same but this time I used a black sketch pen. I wanted to do something special for this card so I took my color pencils and I colored the flower.
Shaker Cards | Maryám Pérez January 22, 2018 07:00
Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share two shaker cards that I created using Bamboo Background and Lazy Daisies.
For today's cards, I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream collection. I had the perfect sequins to match the collection so that's why I decided to use it.
For the first card, I used the Bamboo background. I modified it a little bit because I needed to fit it in a 4,75 x 5" cardstock. Once I have it cut, I backed it with an acetate sheet and then I added some foam dots and of course a bunch of sequins too.
For the second card, I used the Lazy Daisies set. I picked one flower and then I put it three times into the piece of white cardstock. Once I had them cut, I did the same as the first card but using other colors of sequins and embellishments.
Here is another close-up of both cards.
I hope you liked these cards I shared today. Let me know if you have any questions. And don't forget to check out the shop for more beautiful cut files.
Have a wonderful week!
Holiday Cards Made Easy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today with some Holiday card ideas (in case you are like me and still making cards to mail). The Holiday Cards 2 JustNick Studio digital cut file makes cardmaking a breeze. Add a couple stickers and some twine or sequins and they are good to go.
Using some Kraft cardstock on this one gives it a masculine feel. It's perfect for my brother.
Making cards is a great way to use up some of that stash you've been hoarding too. Aren't these penguins are the cutest!
Here is the cut file I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your Holiday with friends and family!
Thank you cards | Zsoka Marko November 24, 2017 07:00
Hi there friends,
This week we are focusing on Thanksgiving at Just Nick! Since we do not celebrate it here in Europe, I thought I could create a bunch of Thank You cards instead of a layout! These always come in handy anyway right?
I selected a few cut files with this theme as well as some florals and butterflies, because well, I love them...When I was little my parents' botanist friend thought I'd become one too (botanist that is), I was so interested in flowers. I even got a book from her called Zsofi's garden - it was the most similar name to mine that she could find :). At some point I did want to become a florist, but in the end that did not happen.
The cut files I chose for my cards are the following:
I cut out all shapes from textured white card stock. On my first card I backed the oval wreath with some patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection (all supplies I used for these cards are from this collection). I then added some foam to the back so it pops off the card. I created a 4x6" card base with two different patterned papers, then glued the wreath on top. I added Grateful and completed my sentiment with For you using the gold puffy alpha stickers. I fussy cut two butterflies from one of the papers and glued them down on top of the wreath. I also used a third butterfly; this one is a chipboard piece.
I created another 4x6" card base using patterned papers. I backed a few of the flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set. Some I didn't back. I layered these on top of each other randomly, to give my card an airy feel. I glued Thanks in the middle of my card and completed the sentiment using stickers. As a finishing touch I added a few enamel dots.
My third card design is also on a 4x6" base. I cut part of the Delicate butterflies cut file and backed these with patterned paper. I glued Thankful at the bottom and hand stitched around the letters to give them more definition and texture. I added two stickers to finish off my card.
That's it for today! I hope you like my cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Scary Cute Halloween Cards | Jen McMurtrey October 25, 2017 07:00
This week on the JustNick blog the design team is featuring Halloween projects using the many adorable files available in the shop.
Rather than sticking with my usual layout, I decided to branch out of my comfort zone a bit and create a few cards instead.
First up is the Trick or Treat card - I began with a white card and layered black AC card stock with patterned paper from Fairytale Club's This is Halloween collection (used for all of the cards). For the sentiment, I used AC glitter card stock with the 31 cut file and offset it with patterned paper. To give it dimension, I adhered it to the card with foam squares. To finish the card, I added a candy die cut (The Fairytale Club) and purple glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.
I began with black card stock for the base and added a piece of patterned paper cut slightly smaller. The spider web was sized down to fit the card and then placed in the lower left corner of the card. The Boo sentiment was next and adhered with foam squares for dimension. For the spider, I added hand stitching to make it appear as if it is coming down from the top of the card. I used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen to give it a bit of shine and attached it with foam. To complete the card, I added the purple heart die cut and more of the Doodlebug enamel dot.
The third and last card is my favorite. It began with a white card, which has black card stock and patterned paper adhered to the front. I machine stitched a strip of patterned paper down the right side of the card and focused all of my embellishments here.
The web was leftover from the Boo card and fit perfectly onto the strip of patterned paper. I adhered the 31 sentiment over the web and attached the Boo die cut along the bottom. The spider was cut from polka dot paper and adhered with a foam square. I finished it all with more of the glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create today!
12 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 December 07, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
It's always a fun time when I get to join everyone on the blog. I get to play along with our 12 Days of Giveaways and today we are giving the Holiday Sentiments 2 away for FREE.
We all need some good sentiments in our cut file stash, don't we? I see these being used on pages documenting all your wonderful holiday memories. I'm sharing how you can also use them on cards. For my first card, I went really simple. No frills. No special techniques. Just straight up cut file with a couple of embellishments. I'm all about playing it simple during the holidays and... bonus... this would be so easy to replicate!
For my next card I tried out stitching the word. I had a plan, in my mind, for what I wanted to do and it just didn't turn out. I wanted red twine and such but... I really like the white looks. There are so many tutorials out there on how to turn a cut file into stitching. Some will tell you to use sketch pens and then use a paper piercer. I just don't have the patience for that. So, I used the perforated cut option on my Silhouette. It doesn't do holes... just little dashes of cuts. And it worked so well.
I kind of like that the word doesn't jump out at you. You can still see it, though. I think it exudes the peacefulness of Christmas time. With the exception of the stitching and time that took, I kept it pretty clean and simple for this card too. Just a few ephemera and I was done!
Thanks for joining me on day seven of our 12 Days of Giveaways!
You can get the Holiday Sentiments 2 cut file for FREE by using this code: SENT2FREE
You may use this code until midnight CST, December 7, 2016. No purchase necessary!
Come back tomorrow for another beautiful free cut file!
3 x Christmas Cards | Tarrah McLean November 19, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
I decided to create 3 Christmas cards for this week:
The first card I created, I used the Ho Ho Ho title from the Holiday Sentiments cut file set, cutting it from white cardstock and using foam tape to pop it up a little bit!
This cut file set is so versatile, as you get all of these cute titles for your holiday/Christmas projects in the one set!
The 2nd card I created, I used the 25 frame from Holiday Overlay 1 cut file set! I cut the 25 frame from white cardstock again and backed the frame with some red Christmas themed paper. I then used foam tape to raise the whole thing on top of the green Christmas themed paper.
Frames with images or words are great to use on cards, you can cut them from paper or cardstock for a fun look.
The 3rd card I created, I used the Holiday Tree Background. I cut this tree and the frame that its attached to with the green Christmas paper. I adhered it to a white cardstock background and added some Holiday themed embellishments to finish off my card.
The Holiday Tree background can be used for either a scrapbook layout or for cards too, you just need to resize the image accordingly!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas cards today! Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog!
Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00
Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week! I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them. I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.
My first card I created was a birthday card. I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts. This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money. I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.
A close up:
For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card. I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it. I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards.
A close up:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.
BOO! | Laureen Wagener October 28, 2016 07:00
Boo you cut file fans -
it's Laureen with you today, finally again! I missed writing blog posts ;)
I hope you enjoyed Halloween week so far? I for sure did!
The project the girls came up with were amazing!
Unfortunately, Halloween isn't a big deal were I live in Germany and therefore no one here celebrates it - the kids get their candy anyways and we get to dress up in February/ March for carnival.
If you ask me - I truly miss it! I would love to celebrate Halloween partys, go trick or treating - yes 22 year olds want their candy too ;) - and just decorate. But oh well! Therefore I couldn't come up with a layout for my post - since I wouldn't have ONE picture to use.
I decided to wrap things up and create 3 cards - 2 traditonal regular cards and one that is a tag and can be perfectly used as invitations!
For this tag I used the Pumpkin Tags cut file and cut one of the tags with the face and one just as the outline.
I then traced the tag and cut a sheet of transparency to layer behind my pumpkin. I used Distress Inks in different yellow and orange shades to make my pumpkin look like a pumpkin and adhered some black cardstock behind.
Then I just punched a hole and set a black eyelet and this first project was done!
For the BOO card I decided to use the Web Background as a stencil and really love the effect it gives!
I simply cut it out out of some cardstock, adhered it to my card and used purple Distress Inks over it.
For the sentiment I simply cut the BOO from 31 and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it, sprinkled some black Heidi shine over it and called it done ;)
Last but not least I knew that I wanted to create a scene - now since we don't really do Halloween, I don't have any Halloween stamps - and usually I use stamps for cards all the time!
I looked at the files and found the Bare Tree one, which I cut out and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it. Then I also cut out a pupkin from Build a Jack and the ghost from 31 to use as accents for the card.
The background was made using different shades of purple Distress ink and came together easily ;)
I hope I could help inspire you to create a few cards to give away last minute or to make a quick and easy Halloween invitation!
Have a happy Halloween and stay safe!
Cut files used: