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Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 1 Comment
Hi cut file fans -
I hope you are all doing good!
Maybe you've heard of the news yet - maybe not but this week it's circles week on the blog and the girls are sharing fantastic pages!
For my project I decided to go big! Instead of using one of Nicoles' many cut files that consist of a lot of small circles I made my own in the middle of the page!
I used the Fishscale background to create an eyecatching design right in the middle of my page and modified it to look like a circle to match my theme for the week ;)
I backed all of the open spaces with some fun summery papers from an old favorite - Crate Paper Poolside! And then stitched all around the circle with my sewing machine. I can never get one perfect circle so I always end up stitching around multiple times to make it look messy, yet supposed to look like that ;)
I scattered a few chipboard pieces and stickers around my sewn circle and sprinkled fun colors around and then called it done ;)
I am loving the main circle design element so so much and will definitely transform more cut files like that in the future ;)
Cut file used:
Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!
I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss.
I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!
I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch!
This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by!
It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files! I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan! I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file. I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software. I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs. I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.
My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads. I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile. I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing. I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!
I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out. The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick! For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired. This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper. I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background. It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.
Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel. Once it all came together I was so happy with it. This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out! This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!
Vacation Time | Maryám Pérez July 08, 2017 07:00
Hello Everyone! Maryám Pérez here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first post as a Design Team member of JustNick Studio. For today's layout I wanted to use summer cut files, because I am documenting my summer holidays. What I have done was cut a big cactus, put it on my page and then I stitched arround it. After that, I cut a sun and I put it over the cactus, and then I started embelishing the page.
Here are some close-ups:
I also cut some leaves on white cardstock and I put them using some foam dots near of the flower cluster.
Here are the cut files that I have used:
I hope you liked my project, and if you have any questions, please write them in the comments below. Don't forget to check out the shop, there are a lot of beautiful cut files waiting for you.
Have a wonderful day!
Too old for snapchat? | Zsoka Marko July 05, 2017 07:00
Zsoka here with you today sharing my very first layout for Just Nick! I'm so excited to be here, thank you Nicole for the opportunity!
I picked one of the pretty flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set.
First I cut out a simple ring, then I cut several of the flowers, in different sizes. I backed my flowers with different papers from the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.
I created a bigger and a smaller cluster of flowers opposite each other on the ring. I added a few different bits and pieces to the middle of them: buttons, chipboard and puffy stickers.
I printed my photo in a couple of different sizes, I wasn't sure which one to add. I didn't like the shape of the photo for this background so I added the same photo in two different sizes.
Other than the flowers I didn't add a lot of embellishments because I wanted the flowers to shine! A couple of chipboards, stickers, title (which I stitched down so it doesn't go anywhere!), date and journaling plus some black paint splatters and done!
I hope you like my project! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time X
Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 04, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends! My name is Morgan and I am so excited to be sharing my first layout I created for Just Nick!
For my layout I used the "Graphic Chevron Background" first as a guideline for my paper embroidery. Rather than cutting the file I used a grey Silhouette Sketch pen on white card stock.
After sketching the cut file, I poked my holes and starting stitching with shades of blue and pink thread. For the larger sections not filled with lines, I stitched around the outside and then added pieces of scrap paper I had from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I also used the branding strips of the 6x6 Oasis pad to machine stitch around the outer edges of the layout.
For my title I used the "Best Day Ever" cut file, cutting it on hot pink cardstock and then cutting three pictures from my family vacation to Mexico to fit into the word DAY.
I also typed my title with my typewriter on white paper and added it in the center of the layout under the A. I stamped my date in the right hand corner by stamping the year and then layering the date again using a roller stamp. I love this technique for really making the date stand out.
Clustered around "DAY" are palm branches from the cut file "Take me to Paradise". I love these leaves and use them on almost every summery project I make! I also clustered some word stickers, sequins, puffy stickers, and embellishments.
I splatter painted my background with light and dark pink watercolors, added sequins, and I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for reading about my crafty process and I hope you will try and make your own projects using these beautiful cut files!
Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap! The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind. Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved! So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given. My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file! I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart! I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece. I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town! I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!
So here is the sketch that I was given!
And here is the cut file that I used for my project!
And here is my finished project!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat
Hello Good times | Laureen Wagener May 22, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
it's Laureen up on the blog. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and maybe even got some crafting done?
I did - I finished up todays layout and am loving the summery vibe it gives!
I pulled out the awesome Poolside collection from Crate Paper - still one of my favorites ever!
I wanted to get a bubbly effect, because it kind of reminds me of water and bubbles and lightness and the beach and summer and all that good stuff - so I used the Totally Tubular Cut file along with the leaves and flowers from the new Take me to paradise set.
I simply cut the Totally Tubular Background out of white cardstock, backed it with a few papers from the collection and started layering up my pieces together.
The leaves and flowers were cut from white cardstock and then colored with watercolors to match the collection.
After all - this page came together so quick! Cut files just make it easy to create with - they are so fun to use!
I hope I inspired you a little and will catch you next month ;)
Cut files used:
Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog! We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)
So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files! I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file. I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over! Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick! Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!
I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers. It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout! If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!
You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!
Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cat here back with another layout! I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!. I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper. I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing! I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file. My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre. The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!
123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!
My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!
Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!
I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!
Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout!
You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00
As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!
This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.
I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.
I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!
All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th! Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout! For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging. I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece! I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal. Just to make it a little more interesting. I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!
My Love List | Jaclyn Rench February 14, 2017 07:00
Being that today is Valentine's Day, you might think I'd default to making something holiday themed with this pretty design. While that is certainly a great option, the cut file actually inspired me to create 'an all about me' style page, documenting my current list of loves.
I chose the cut file word that was flanked by hearts on both sides. I knew it would add to and reinforce the theme of my page and well, I pretty much always love to include hearts anywhere and everywhere that I can!
I wanted my title piece to really stand out on my page, so I made it a bit more substantial by using the offset feature in the Silhouette Studio software, to thicken up the lines before cutting.
I like backing the negative space of diecuts with color, patterns and prints, which is what I did for the letters L, V, and E in the title. For something a little different and unexpected, I filled in the 'O' with a variety of sizes and shades of enamel dots. Not only does this balance out the color throughout my page, but it also really adds something special to the design. It is a fun technique and one I'll definitely be trying again.
Don't forget, this week only (today throught February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Cut file used:
So happy together | Laureen Wagener February 11, 2017 07:00
Welcome back to a new post and new inspiration for "Love" week. Now, this week wasn't a week to design for me - I don't have a loved one and also am not loving the Valentines Collections with all the hearts and pinks and love themed phrases.
Because of that, I though I'd bring you some inspiration for a "love" themed page without being to themey or valentines related, if that makes sense. Plus I didn't use a Valentines collection - I used the new Chasing Dreams collection by Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes.
I asked my best friend to send me a picture of her together with her boyfriend and their two cats - they are a couple since 7 years this summer and I thought I would just create a page for her to hang in their appartement.
The new Henna Heart cut file is the most beautiful cut file ever! I knew I had to use it and so I started by backing the flower bits and leaves from the file with a patterned paper and later adhered the entire heart onto some vellum.
At first I thought I would use it as is but then decided to place a patterned paper with black tiny hearts on it behind the vellum for a softened look.
I embellished around my picture and the title and then create two mini clusters. That way my page isn't overloaded with too many embellishments and the cut files still stands out beautifully.
I hope I could inspire you with a "couple in love" themed page without using a colection specifially designed for that purpose. The Chasing Dreams collections still has some beautiful elements like hearts and soft colors to use for a love themed page!
Have a great weekend,
Cut file used:
All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all. I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I! I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage. I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page. I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too! I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout. Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!
Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file. I mean, who doesn't love arrows! I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file! I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background. I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :) I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme! I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!
Lots of Love January 24, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone! Today, I have a pretty layout to share with you using the "Lots of Love" cut file and January Clique Kit! I love this cut file and used it a few different ways on this layout. It's been a long time since I used a large photo on my layout so this month, I challenged myself to do just that...
I first cut the Love words then used the naked piece of the cut to trace the word love all over the patterned paper at the top half of the layout. I used a Bic 0.7 pen so the lines would be a little darker and more visibly to the eyes.
Then I used Gluedots to add the "love" letters cut from the same cut file to the photo. I used a ruler and a fine tip pen to add faux stitching to the cut file.
Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00
Hey hey! I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio! I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files. Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with. I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me. I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons. I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons! I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject. I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures! I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper. I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing! I just love how sweet this layout turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!
She's A Hoot! October 29, 2016 07:00
Hey everybody, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm focusing on Halloween, and I don't know about any of you, but sometimes traditional Halloween icons and colours don't really match what I'm doing. For my daughter's second Halloween she was a cute pink owl. When it came time to scrap the picture I knew I wanted to go in a different direction, but that doesn't mean I can't use an awesome cut file to emphasize my theme! I picked the lovely feather background and cut it from white cardstock. I backed my cutfile with some Pink Paislee Fancy Free paper and then backed the entire thing on some polka dot paper. Since I had such a busy background I decided to keep my layering and embellishing to a minimum. I used a white doily behind the pictures to add a little bit of visual interest and I splatters some bright pink colour shine to top it off! I love the simple sweetness of this layout, the femininity and softness of it compliments the photos perfectly, and the feather background creates such an interesting look. So remember, when you're scrapping your Halloween photos don't just stop at the Halloween cutfiles, there are lots that you can easily work into whatever theme you are going with!
Make A Splash | Stuck Sketches | Michelle Whorwood September 21, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
Hi Everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share as part of the Stuck Sketches collaboration. I really couldn't wait to do a multi-photo layout of our recent holiday to Fiji and the sketch Laura designed was a perfect one for it !!
I couldn't resist adding my photos on the angle and the rest of my layout flowed from there. I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin' cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page - there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set. I then created my title 'Make A Splash' from the Summer Lovin' cut file set. Don't be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you play along with this sketch as there is an opportunity to win a $25 store voucher to the cut file store!!
You Anchor Me | Summer Fun | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2016 07:00
This is such a fun set to use with lots of cute icons for summer. I ungrouped and enlarged the 'anchor' and cut it out on patterned paper and placed it under my photo to 'anchor' my photo so to speak! I also used the play on the word anchor in my title 'You Anchor Me' which is a fun way of linking my photo to the cut file as well. I also cut out the pineapple and the watermelon shape from the cut files and added them as embellishments - mainly because this photo was taken of hubby and myself on our recent trip to Fiji.
Some close ups:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to scrap some summer photos using this cool cut file.
Enjoy the Little Things September 05, 2016 07:26
Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout! I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file. I resized them so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page. I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo. I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well. With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster. I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper. When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title. I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!
Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!! Here is just a little bit about me! I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3. I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation. I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday! I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play! For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression. As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up! I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!
I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files! My first project is a page all about me. For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file. It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!
I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light. It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.
Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!
Dream March 03, 2016 07:00
Hello all. This month, we have partnered up with Becky Fleck. I've been a big fan of Becky's sketches from Page Maps for years and so when I received an email with the sketch that I would be using, I was so excited. I really love the design of this sketch. There are so many possibilities. At first, I was going to turn the sketch side ways to try it that way, but after thinking on it, I grabbed my scraps from the February Clique Kit and just started applying papers, stickers and pictures and my scallop cut file to make it work. I really like how this turned out. I think that the Kraft cardstock really makes this layout pop with the kraft sticker flower.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy 12! March 02, 2016 07:00
Hi everyone. It's Heather and I don't know about you but I love designing with sketches, especially PageMaps sketches. I use them as a general guide to my design as evidenced below.
The sketch called for one large portrait photo, as shown above plus 2 smaller portrait photos above, where you see the tags. The rest of the design follows the sketch fairly close.
I used the Birthday Sentiments cut file and the heart from the exclusive files Nicole created for the Clique Kits team up in February. You can use the Broken Heart cut file to achieve the same effect.
I added layers of papers, ephemera, stickers, banners, etc to give the page a celebratory effect.
Thanks for stopping by today. Come back tomorrow for more great PageMaps inspiration.
My Story February 29, 2016 07:00
Hello and happy Monday! It's Jaclyn joining you today. If you've been following along on the blog during the month of February, you've seen the posts and projects featuring our team up with Clique Kits. I have post a here showing two pages I created with the Hot Mess kit and the exclusive Just Nick cut files. This pairing, of the kit and cut files, has been so inspiring though, I just can't stop creating with it! So, I've got one more page to share with you today, using the exclusive zebra background.
I have a silhouette portrait machine, which if you're familiar, limits me to cutting files that are only eight inches wide. Because of this, I sometimes avoid using background cuts, but this one was to good to shy away from. Being unable to use a background in the traditional sense, that would cover both the width and length of my 12x12 canvas, often encourages me to get more creative, as I've done on this page.
At first glance, you'll see that I sized the file down to about 6.5"x7.75" inches and cut it from solid black cardstock. I then backed it on a white background piece to mimic traditional zebra coloring. It acts as an oversized matting to my photo and home to my title and collage of embellishments.
Upon further inspection, you might notice the 'real life' tab that sits directly under my title. The tab is used to alert the reader that there is much more to this page.
In fact, the tab lifts to reveal a whole slew of journaling hidden under the zebra print cut design. This was a great way for me to have fun with the design and embellishments of the page but still find a way to include the whole of my story.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this post inspires you to utilize your background files in new and creative ways. If so, we hope you'll share them with us!
Enjoy the moment February 26, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
It's Donna here today to share another page I created using one of Just Nick Studio's awesome cut files.
Today's page is quite simple. I used the cut file Enjoy the moment as my page title.
I layered two of the same sized cut file to add a bit of interest to my title since I only used plain white cardstock. I still wanted it to stand out against the soft pastel colors on the background.
I used "Hot Mess" February kit by Clique Kits
Hope you liked my page today!
Thanks for dropping by!
Cut file used:
Hello Happiness! February 25, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hello everyone! I wanted to share this SUPER fun new cut file with you today! There are just so many possibilities for the Spacey Circle Background. Cut it big, or cut it small. And this file works great both with the negative cut out AND the positive cut out!
I made one cut of this file from a piece of patterned paper with lots of colors and a busy pattern. I glued the strips to my page and stitched over them.
I wanted to highlight some of the circles, so I added a ton of circular elements to my page like enamel dots, buttons, and flair.
And of course I splattered some mists around here and there, too!
Thanks for reading today's post!!!
Cut files used:
Hello Love February 19, 2016 07:49
Cut files and kits! Hello love! Date night with my husband! Hello love! Suzanna here today to share with you another layout that I created using the February Clique Kits kit and the exclusive cut files that accompany it, designed by Nicole from Just Nick.
There was a lot of color in this kit that has been really interesting to me to see how everybody used; people either selectively chose colors in groups of two or three or went all out and used all of them (Melissa's layout HERE comes to mind). I like to worth less color generally with the pink, yellow and black being my pick for this layout.
I mixed heart stickers and die cuts that accompanied the kit with the hearts within the cut file the "rain" down into the exclusive 4x4 Hello card. While most of the cut file is covered up, I like the foundation it created on the page in which to nestle all the fun bits and pieces.
Trios of the "xo" file can be found around the page in pops of yellow. The three form a visual triangle around the photo that lead your eye inward to the main focus of the layout.
Thanks Clique Kits for letting us experience your kits!
My Greatest Adventure & Ten: Clique Kits Team up February 15, 2016 07:00 3 Comments
Hello and happy Monday! It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. Did you follow along on the Just Nick/Clique kits blog hop over the weekend? If you missed it, you'll definitely want to check it out for loads of inspiration and a chance at the giveaway! Check out this post here for a link to all of the participating blogs.
For this team up each designer used the Hot Mess kit from Clique kits and these exclusive Just Nick cut files....
This pairing was a perfect match! In fact, I found the contents of the kit and the exclusive files so inspiring that I made several projects with them, two of which I get to share with you today! Here is the page I shared during the hop...
The lined heart filled square file was my favorite, of the exclusive designs. I knew at first glance that it would make the perfect 'memo board' background for my page. The original design was square, but by using the erase and weld functions in the silhouette software, I was able to join two squares atop of one another resulting in a taller design and more surface to my 'memo board'.
It's hard to tell from the photos, but I actually cut the file four times, and adhered each atop of the other to create more dimension and a sturdier appearance to my 'memo board'.
All of the Maggie Holmes Shine collection ephemera and stickers, included in the Clique Kit were a great companion to this idea and design. They allowed me to create a pretty collage of elements that I clipped to my background and used to accent my pictures.
The wood veneer heart outline, just so happened to fit perfectly atop of one of the diecut hearts, and the various heart stickers included in the kit were a fun and complementary accent.
Tags are a natural element on any memo board, and there were certainly many to choose from in this kit. I also loved that I could clip a couple of the transparent diecut tabs onto the horizontal lines of my diecut background.
My next page features the heart banner design. I enlarged the file to approximately 7.75"x1.5", eliminating the bannered edges and opting for a straight finished edge. I cut out five of the designs to cover a large majority of the background on my page, and slightly overlapped them on top of each other and underneath my photo.
The open hearts provided the perfect canvas for filling in with bits of pattern and color from the Crate Shine collection. I even filled a couple of the hearts with the sequins included in the kit, for a little added detail and shine.
I used several of the stickers and a wood veneer piece to further accent and decorate my design.
Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you'll let us know how this team up has inspired you!