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Remember 2015 December 29, 2015 07:00

As I write my last post for JustNick it seems perfect to be sharing a layout about Remembering!  As we enter into a new year in a few days - I wanted to document some special pictures of my kiddos. I also wanted to a post that highlighted some of my favorite things about JustNick's files - I loved working with her background files, I loved working with her word files, and I definitely loved her circles!  This layout incorporates all three!

Just Nick has so many great background files and I always enjoyed trying to find a unique twist on them. One of my favorite layouts was one where I did string art - that was a massive undertaking.  This time I decided to do string art again with the Scribble Circle Background but on a much smaller scale.  Just a little in between the middle scribble circles.

I also really enjoyed working with all the word/text files that JustNick has to offer - so there was no better choice for my big bold title than the Remember word set!

Thanks for the wonderful ride here at JustNick!  I know you are going to love the new team and enjoy their creations!

 

 

 


14 Days of Holidays - Giveaway Day 2 December 02, 2015 00:00 2 Comments

Hello JustNick friends!

Welcome to Day 2 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-18, 2015 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

Today's Free Cut File is Ornaments

Christine joining you today with some shaped cards that I made using this file!  I love making shaped cards and these worked perfectly for that!

I made one card with each ornament shape available!  I love that there are four fun options!  In case you are wondering how I made them into cards here's a little detail into that:

First off I rotated the ornament so that it was upside down.  I then chose to create a mirror image below it. This makes it so that I now have two of the ornaments.  I then put the hook part of the ornaments close enough together that they are slightly overlapping and weld them together.  You could also do this and mirror the ornament to the side and weld sides together instead of the hook.  Either way you end up with a really cute card! If you have questions I am happy to help explain further!

Now on to a little detail about each card and some of the additional cuts that I used! First up is the Merry Christmas Card.

For every card I stuck with a similar base start.  I had a white ornament and backed it with red patterned papers.  I then added a silver metallic paper for the top part of the ornament and added some silver stickles and silver gemstones.  I also cut all my sentiments in green.  Doing these things helped simplify the process a bit.  I then added some stickers or die cuts to each card to fit the personality of the cut.  For this one I added the Merry Wishes file for my sentiment. I like how it is open and airy just like the original file itself.

I'm a sucker for stars and adding a peace sentiment to this from the Holiday Sentiments just seemed right for a night scene.  

A santa hat tops off the word "joy" which also comes from the Holiday Sentiments set.

Last up is a Be Merry card with a sentiment from the Merry Wishes set. We can't wait to see how you are adding JustNick cut files to your Holiday projects too!

Today’s design – Ornaments- is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: ORNAMENTSFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on (December 2nd, 2015).

No purchase necessary. Happy Holidays from us to you!

 

 


Grateful for my Son November 18, 2015 07:00

I have four kids and between the two little boys who are at a cute and very scrappable age and my daughter, my oldest son often gets neglected in layouts.  This wasn't always the case but as he's aged, good pictures and topics are less easy to come by. So for this week's topic of gratitude I thought I would focus my layout on him.  Christine joining you today with a layout about my wonderful 11 year old son!

I love words and love to incorporate a lot of them onto layouts.  I thought the Everyday Words file contained some words that were perfect for showing how grateful I am for him as well as some of the things I think of him.  I was also really excited to use the file as a base for my whole layout and slide pictures in accordingly!

In order to get my pictures on there I had to cover up some of the words.  I also tried to keep the pictures placed so it was visually pleasing and not too crazy of a design.  I backed each of the words with a patterned paper in different fall colors and patterns and then did some outlining with my brown pen.

I also made use of some enamel dots cascading down the page to try and keep the eyes moving downward and reading. JustNick has so many great word files - you can find one to fill the need you have for your current layout and more!


Too Big November 04, 2015 07:00

As a mom with three boys, I definitely have a thing for stars.  So when I saw the newest Star Background 2 from JustNick I was thrilled!  I had been wanting for awhile (like since February) to write about my youngest son's new bed and bedtime routine.  A star background gave me the perfect excuse to finally record that memory!

I am big on trying to record memories of moments that I know I will otherwise forget - this is one of those! I started with cutting out the Star Background 2 and then used that as an overlay over white cardstock.  I knew I needed to use something to ground the pictures and opted for the Stitched Circle.

Instead of leaving all of the stars white - I added some of them back into the overlay.  They are still there but a little more discreet and I like the way that breaks things up a bit!

I also went through and added in some star string art....connecting the points in the stars.  Again, I just did that to some.  The rest were left white or got a little wooden star added.  This is a really fun background that you are going to love - think of all the possibilities from camping to love to sports!  We can't wait to see what you create with it!


Too Cute to Spook October 21, 2015 07:00

Using lots of cut files on a layout doesn't have to be scary or complicated and we hope you are seeing that this week!  And today I am going to share a not so scary Halloween layout that uses four different files from the Just Nick Store.

I started off using one of my favorite files the Brick Circle Background.  In this case I used it as a way to pull in some extra color and texture to my background.  That extra orange really helps my pictures pop off the page!

The Handcut Letters 2 are so unique and kind of fit with my "tiger" title because of the stripe!  The bats come from the brand new Spooky Stuff file.  I folded their wings up to give them some added dimension.

The Doodle Frames were perfect for mounting over my pictures and adding another pop of color. He certainly is Too Cute to Spook and I think he will be just that again this year!  Have fun experimenting with multiple cut files - you never know how great they can look until you give it a try!


Sparkling up Your Cards October 06, 2015 07:00

I love to look at the details of things and try to find a way to put my own spin on them.  Christine joining you today and I am going to show you how I did just that with a couple of JustNick files and cards!  I added my own sparkling details to the cards!

As I was looking at the Retro Sqaure Background file I thought it would be neat to do some kind of a shape with the grid you see in it!  I have a stockpile of rhinestones so that was the perfect medium to use!  After figuring out the shape of the heart I started building from the top and bottom (so it would be close to center) and filled in from there.  I considered putting the rhinestones inside the little squares but opted for the vertices instead.

I cut out a second copy of the Retro Square in pink and filled in a border using the inside pieces.  I also cut out a coordinating sentiment from the new Card Sentiments 2 Set.

I have a soft place in my heart for scallops - I love how they look on cards and will go to them whenever I have the chance.  This card uses the Scallop Background.  After cutting out the scallop background I attached it to a piece of vellum.

I then added a rhinestone to the center of each scallop.  I love how sparkly this turned out but I also think it would be really neat with little pearls!  

Keep checking in all week for more card inspiration!


This is My Happy September 29, 2015 07:00

I have three boys so I am all about the theme this week! Doing projects about boys takes a little different approach and sometimes some added creativity to make the supplies at hand work.  JustNick has tons of awesome files that are perfect for boy layouts!

The String Circle Background looked fun and I decided to incorporate that into a grid design.  Because it is a busier file I decided to cut it just in white so it wouldn't overwhelm everything.  I think this approach helps it add a nice punch to the layout - especially up against the vibrant colored squares!

I used one of the boxes to house part of my title and the Arrow Set 1 was perfect for adding some uniqueness to my title.

I just love how the white string art circle pops against the blue!

My title needed to be something bold to stand out amongst everything else.  The fonts on this Right Now Script were perfect and combined with black had the pop I was hoping for!  

Stay tuned all week for more masculine inspiration from the team!

 

 


Birthday Boy September 01, 2015 07:00

The creativity just keeps flowing with the fun backgrounds from JustNick!  Today I am going to share with you how I used the Twilight Zone Background on a birthday layout!

I always get a little nervous when I cut something this detailed!  It takes awhile to cut and if it gets messed up, who wants to start over.  The good news is this cut perfectly on my very first attempt!  I had thinner cardstock so I set my blade at a 3 and it didn't tear.  

I backed each line of circles with a 3/4 inch strip of patterned paper. That fit perfectly without any overlapping.

To help draw the eye in even more to the pictures I did some hand-stitching.  I connected three circles with stitching and it really changed the look of the design!  Because of all the busyness I kept things very simple from there, just adding a few stickers and a title.

We got some brand new designs over the weekend - make sure to check them out and snag them to play with this week!


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!  


Summer Sunburst String Art August 04, 2015 00:00

Summer is wrapping up and that means we have lots of summer pictures to scrap right now!  Christine joining you today and I had a cute picture of my little blondie (my other kiddos are all brunettes) that I wanted to get documented.  So I dove in with some JustNick files and did a one picture layout with some major technique involved: string art and stitching!

 JustNick released this Starburst Background this week and I knew I wanted to use it with a sunshine theme.  But the more I looked at it, it was screaming for stitching and some string art.

I started with the string art.  I punched holes in the two rays that lined up with others.  I then used those as my base for string art.  I went from one ray and skipped over one.  I then did the same thing but skipped two. I did that in between each set of starbursts.  I then punched holes at the tip of each ray and stitched the outline of those and made a few additional connections.  It was not complicated at all.  But it was time consuming.  This is the perfect project to do in front of the tv or when you are a passenger on a long road trip.

I did back each startburst with a yellow or orange patterned paper to play up that sunshine theme and also added coordinating buttons to the ones that showed.  The Summer Words file provided the perfect title and my picture needed just a little bit more so I added some extra paper and stickers.  It didn't need a lot because the background provides that fun eye candy already!

Thanks for joining us today!  Make sure to check back the rest of the week for more summer projects!


Fancy Floral Background Fun July 27, 2015 00:00

It's floral week here at JustNick and have we got some great projects to show you!  There are so many great floral options in the store - make sure to take a peek!  Christine joining you today and I decided to use the Fancy Floral background and create a layout around it. I absolutely love how it is several different kinds of flowers!

Adding patterned papers to the back of cut file backgrounds is so trendy.  It takes a little bit of a time commitment but the end result is always fabulous!  There are a couple different ways to add the papers: you could cut out file multiple times using your different papers or just add to the back of your file and cut around them.  I've done both ways depending on how intricate the file is.  This one wasn't too bad to cut around - but if it was super intriciate I would piece it together!

JustNick also offers tons of great word files and I love to use those for titles!  For this layout I used a couple pieces from the Word 2 file.

One of my favorite things about using background cut files is that they don't require a whole lot beyond them.  Simply add some words and a few simple embellishments and  you can be done!  Come on back tomorrow for another fabulous floral project!

 


Boys of Summer July 03, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Hi JustNick fans!  Summer is in full gear and it's the perfect time to share how fabulous the Swiss Cheese Background file is for making those summer layouts!  Christine joining you today with a summer layout about my boys!

There are a tons of ways you could use this file but I used it to have kind of a sunrise/sunset feel to it using lots of colors.  That was easily achieved by just adding a striped patterned paper behind the file.

I cut the file on a cardstock that was already embossed and it still cut super easy!  There are also tons of options for titles in the store and today I used the Summer Words file to cut out "summer."

I added some letter stickers to personalize the title to my layout and it was done!  One of the things I love about using background files like this is that you don't have to do a ton more to the layout - they give you a really fantastic base to start with and you can just add a little more!  As you can see I added a big circle and stitching to create a sun and a few little wood pieces and words - there is not a ton to this!  

What's your favorite background from JustNick? We can't wait to see more of what you are creating with the files!

Files Used:

Swiss Cheese Background

Summer Words


You Are My Happy June 23, 2015 07:00

Hi JustNick Fans!  Christine joining you on this Tuesday with a layout about my two year old.  As soon as I saw the You Are My Happy Cut File I knew I wanted to use it for a layout and exactly how I wanted to place a picture with it! The titles just look like they are meant to have a picture sit on them!

  

I used patterned paper and the Brushstrokes cut files to create my background for both the picture and as anchors in others spots on the layout. I love the look of paint but I am not brave enough (or patient enough) yet to add too much of it to my layouts, so this is the perfect solution!

The brushstrokes made a great matte for my picture and also a great base for my title and journaling!

We'd love to see what you are doing with JustNick files too!  Share them with us on Instagram and tag us using #justnickstudio or share them on our Facebook Page!

 


Meet Christine Meyer June 09, 2015 07:00 2 Comments

Help me welcome Christine Meyer to the team!

  

I'm Christine Meyer and I'm so thrilled to be joining y'all her at Justnick!  I am a mom to four kiddos ranging from 2-11, 3 boys and 1 sweet girl.  My hubby and I have been married 15 years and live in rural Illinois amongst the corn fields.  I've been a paper crafter for 11 years and absolutely love the relaxation it provides me at the end of a long, crazy day!

Cut files used:

Capture This

Sunny Days

You can see more of Christine's work here:

 

Come back for another new DT member tomorrow!


Welcome the JustNick 2015 Design Team! June 01, 2015 07:00 21 Comments

I am so excited to announce our first ever Design Team - we have a talented and diverse group of ladies that I am excited to have on board.

 

Over the next week or so, we will be sharing a little bit about each designer and sharing an example of their work.

I hope you will stop by the blog daily for tons of inspiration using our cut files and maybe even a  few freebies along the way!

We have teamed up with Audrey Yeager and her talented Design Team of My Scraps and More - all week long they will be sharing projects on their blog using our cut files - make sure you stop by their blog HERE to see the wonderful things they have created!

Want to win a Gift Certificate to the My Scraps and More store??

There are a few ways to enter. 

1) Leave a comment on this blog post,

2) Follow and leave a comment on our Facebook page where you see the above image,

3) Follow and leave a comment on my Instagram account (@nicolenowosad), where you see the same above image.

That's a lot of chances to win! Spread the word and good luck! We will draw a winner at the end of the inspiration week :)

GOOD LUCK!