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Naughty or Nice | Tarrah McLean January 02, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am guessing you may have lots of photos to scrapbook so today I have some inspiration for you using one of the Christmas title cut files in store called Naughty or Nice!

I used the super cute Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories together with the Naughty or Nice cut file! I love the cute elements included in this collection!

Below is the image of the cut file I used!

As there was lots of green going in on this layout I decided to cut the title from red cardstock...I feel it helps to balance out some of the colours. 

Just before Christmas, my boys and I went to a Christmas party at a good friends house. She had an awesome photo booth set up, my boys loved playing in there, so I just had to snap a few pics of course!

I hope you will get some time to create over the Christmas break? Why not check out all the cut files available in the Just Nick store? They really do help to enhance your projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year!  I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year.  I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today!  So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside.  I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now!  My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead.  I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!

 

 


Joy | Laureen Wagener December 27, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends -

I hope you had a GREAT christmas! Can you believe that the year has almost come to an end?! I for sure can't! Time flies when you're having fun - or are in the hospital for the first half of the year.

I had a great time this year in the amazing Just Nick Team and can't wait to see what next year brings and what great cut files Nicole comes up with - I bet you are as excited as I am!

Today I have a Holiday project for you - I was able to use any design from the store and decided to go festive and scrap a picture of me and my mom at a christmas market.

I just got in the Merry and Bright collection from Fancypants when I started this project and knew I would use it for my layout.

Looking through the cut files I saw the amazing Holiday Tree design. I wasn't quit sure what do with it, but started by cutting it out of regular cardstock.

Then I had the idea to color the design with watercolors and did that - absolutely love the look! I popped everything up on some foam squares and adhered it down to a patterned paper from the collection.

A little embellishing around my picture, some ink splatters and this page was done!

I hope you enjoyed todays post and I will catch up with you in the New Year!

Stay safe,

Laureen

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Cut files used:

Holiday Tree


Unique Christmas Tags December 22, 2016 06:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone.   I created some fun tags using the Holiday Tags file Nicole offered during the 12 days of freebies earlier this month.

Christmas Tags by Heather Leopard

I mixed and matched and trimmed and supersized to make each tag my own.  I can't wait to adorn my gifts with these custom tags.

Christmas Tags by Heather Leopard

 I layered them all with a mix of patterned paper and cardstock and I even stitched some.

Christmas Tags by Heather Leopard

I'm excited to add a little bit of personal touch to each gift this year!


Merry And Bright Tree December 15, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a festive layout of my Christmas tree from a few Christmases past.  

I began my layout by using some distress ink and a water pen to watercolor the white card stock and let it dry.

For my tree, I inserted a sketch pen in my Silhouette Cameo and sketched the design around the one tree shape from the Tree Trio 2 set and then I removed the sketch pen and inserted the cutting blade in the machine and offset it so I could cut the design out. Hand stitching always gives the project more texture and a homespun feel to the layout so I opted to hand stitch with green embroidery floss around the sketch line.

To add lots of depth to the tree, I placed a sheet of green plaid paper underneath.  This seemed to do the trick as the cut tree shape bended the card stock upwards to give it the depth I was looking for.

I also used the Merry & Bright phrase from the Holiday Sentiments collection for my title.

First I cut it on my Cameo with some red plaid paper and used some liquid dimensional adhesive to give it more depth.  To keep the title securely in place, I machine stitched the title down because it tends to curl when dimensional adhesive is applied.  

The embellishing was fun! I used some sheer ribbon as "garland" by twisting the ribbon and securing it with scotch tape on the backside of the tree and then created some bows out of different colors of ribbon and added some flair buttons on top of the bows to look like "ornaments". To complete the embellishing, I added some sequins from my stash to the tree to give it more sparkle and some wood stars that give it a rustic feel. 

I love experimenting with the cut files and trying various techniques.  I hope you enjoyed my layout.  

Cut Files 

Holiday Sentiments

Tree Trio 2

Be sure and check out all the amazing designs in the Just Nick shop.  There are new ones added each and every week.  Have a wonderful, creative day!

 

 

 

 


Handmade Holiday Tags December 13, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

I love the holiday season! Unfortunately, it's not celebrated here in Saudi Arabia. I miss it terribly, so I just content myself looking at family photos shared on social media.

However, I still like making handmade tags, cards. That's what I am gonna be sharing with you all today.

I used a simple brown wrapping paper. The tags made them extra special!

Bling it on! Smaller rhinestones would have been better but I think it still turned out cute :D

For this one, I jazzed it up with glittered paper and some red rhinestones as well

last but not the least is this one. And it's my most fave out of all the 3 I made. I used gold paint marker to color the snowflakes and adhered red rhinestones in the middle to make them pop.

That's all for now! I hope you liked my projects today!

Cut files used:

Holiday tags

Holiday icons

Dainty doilies

Happy crafting,


12 Days of Giveaways - Pine Needle Bough December 11, 2016 00:00 3 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy and I'm getting in on the freebie fun!  For my layout today I'm using the free Pine Needle Bough cut file available in the shop!  If you want to get yourself this cute little file make sure you use the code BOUGHFREE.  It's only free for today though, so make sure you pop over to the shop asap.  I loved this cut file and when I saw it I immediately thought of it as making a cute accent to add to a wreath, so I grabbed another JustNick cut file that I had on my computer and cut out a wreath.  I then cut out my bough and sprayed it with black Heidi Swapp colour shine.  I love how bold and fun it looks on my layout and the added pompoms just make it even that much more fun!

 

 

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

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 9! | Looking For The Perfect Tree December 09, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I hope you have been enjoying our 12 days of Giveaways here at JustNick Studios. 

 For day 9, Nicole sent me this awesome Holly Background 2 cut file to use. I thought it would be fabulous used as a frame for my layout.

 I also used Tree Trio 2 and Snowflakes. I cut the snowflakes out from heavy cardstock and used the negative space as a stencil! Here is a closer look.

Here are all the cut files I used today ...

Today’s design – Holly Background 2 - is yours for FREE today only!

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 9th, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 8 Pinecone Gift Tags | Heather Leopard December 08, 2016 06:00 3 Comments

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways.  Heather Leopard is here with a couple of gift tags, featuring the Pinecone, which you can download HERE.

Pinecone Christmas Gift Tags by Heather Leopard @heatherleopard

In addition to the pinecone, which is today's free cut file, I also used the Holiday Sentiments 2 file. 

I decided to make these similar yet different enough, one being centered with the sentiment cut out and the other a little off center and the sentiment adhered to the top.  

You can get the Pinecone cut file for FREE by using this code: PINECONEFREE

This code is valid until midnight CST, December 8, 2016. No purchase necessary!

This design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thanks for stopping by today.


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 December 07, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

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!

 


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! 

Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration. 

I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file

I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.

By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it! 

Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: TRIO2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 5th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Happy cutting and creating!


3 x Christmas Cards | Tarrah McLean November 19, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! All this week, we have been showcasing cards on the Just Nick blog using the awesome Just Nick cut files.

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!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Quick and Easy Last Minute Christmas Cards December 23, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Happy Wednesday and the Eve before Christmas Eve!  Guiseppa here with you today!  There is nothing like waiting until the last minute to give out your Christmas cards.  I'm the kind of girl that would.  So, if you are like me, I've got a fast and easy way for you to make a those couple of cards you realized you needed.

I made two cards using JustNick's Holiday Card Overlay 1, Holiday Cards 2 and Holiday Words cut files. I simply changed the the cut files to the size I wanted my cards and cut them out.  I adhered them to to my cards and adorned them with fun brads and the Holiday Words cut file.  Really, it was that easy to do and took no time at all.

Look how fun it turned out and they look so good!

So, it's Wednesday!  Have you got all your cards delivered?  Oh, you forgot...you need to make a few more!  JustNick has you covered!  Make sure you stop by the JustNick Store and get these fun cut files! 

On a sad note, this is my last project and post for JustNick.  I have really enjoyed my time on the team and being able to create projects using her files!  A big thank you to Nicole and the rest of the team!  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


holiday tags. December 22, 2015 07:00

Hello, Diana here!  Holiday season is in full swing with all the excitement and busyness that goes with it!  I challenged myself creating fun tags using both older and brand new cuts from the JustNick store!

The cool thing about these tags is that not only can they work for gifts but also be used as ornaments on your tree!  Here are the different tags I created closeup:

The cuts that I used were:

Scallop flowers

Joy Background

Holiday Words

Holiday Cards 1

and a sneak peak at Snowflakes coming December 26.

As you can see cuts can be manipulated (such as the background cut) to a different shape.  In that case from square to rectangle and smaller. (from 12x12 to 3x4).  I am looking forward to giving these little tags away--they are little projects made with a lot of love!

 


14 Days of Holidays - Day 13! December 17, 2015 00:00 1 Comment

Welcome back to another day of our 14 days of holidays FREE cut file giveaways! Marcia here today and I am excited to be sharing a fun 2 page layout using today's free design - Merry Wishes!

Here is what today's freebie looks like:

I take so many pictures at Christmas that I decided to make a 2 page layout. The first page has some snapshots I took of the kiddos while we were waiting to see Santa. The second page captures the visit with Santa.

I repeated the "MERRY" text down the whole side of my layout and backed each one with a different pattern paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Tis The Season collection. I layered more words from the Merry Wishes cut file on top.

Here is the second page...

I used 2 more JustNick cut files here; the Naughty or Nice and the Tree Trio.

To grab the Merry Wishes for FREE - just use the code: WISHESFREE from now until midnight CST on Dec 17, 2015 and it's all yours!

No purchase necessary

Thanks so much for stopping by.