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12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 11 | Nathalie DeSousa December 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Nathalie back with you today. I hope you all have been visiting the JustNick Studio blog and collecting all the awesome designs that Nicole has created.
Today's free cut file, HOLIDAY LAURELS, is one of my favorites of the past 12 days! Love the designs, and their versatility, so i put them to work on a layout all about my beautiful mami.
It is no secrets, i love florals, so i decided to use the floral image of the Holiday Laurel cut file to create the cut out on my page. However, they were not placed as in the original image; instead i chose to layer them so that they create a cascading movement on the page.
I used Crate Paper's Merry Days collection to back the flowers and leaves in the cut out, and then attach them to one of the collection's paper using foam adhesive.
I used the spaces created by the movement of the cut outs to add the picture of my mami -on a very recent shopping trip- and my journal lines. A few embellishments is all that was needed to complement the picture.
To complete the page, first i added another cut out -created using the same cut file- at the end of the floral cut out so that it will elongate the floral movement. The space below this was used to add the title, which was created using the Merry Wishes cut file, a bit of Vicki Boutin gold glaze makes it stand out on this page.
Enter the code: LAURELFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!
Grateful for Friends | Monique Liedtke November 21, 2018 07:00
And this is the Retro Hip Background cut file:
When I saw this cut file I new I wanted to use it straight away. I love background cut files, they are always so versatile and can be used for any and every layout you want to create.
This week's theme for the DT to use is "Thankful", but as I also wanted to use the new Crate Paper Christmas collection "Merry Days" that had just arrived at my doorstep, I chose to combine the two and created a Thankful/Christmas layout.
I have this great group of friends that I love to spend time with and every year for the last 10 years or so, we get together on a Sunday in December to spend the day scrapping, talking, eating and be merry. I'm so grateful to be able to call these girls my friends that I decided to do this Thankful layout about them.
Here are a few close-ups of my page:
I just love Christmas collections and this one is no exception! This is the first Chrismas layout I created this year and I think the Retro Hip Background cut file is a perfect match for my page!
Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today and don't forget to check out the JustNick store for this and more background cut files!
This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.
I have used two cut files on this layout.
I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.
I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.
Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.
I used a light wood grain background paper.
I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.
I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.
I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.
I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
THIS MOMENT MAKES MY HEART FULL | NATHALIE DESOUSA September 14, 2018 07:00
Nathalie here with the last "Words & Phrases" blog post. For the past two weeks we have been creating projects using some of the JustNick Studio cut files that feature words and phrases. There are so many designs to chose from, and since i love a large (i mean fill the page with it kinda title!) title, this project was a dream to create.
Have i mentioned i love large title layouts?!! There is something about telling a story in a few words with a large title. So for this page, i welded the "This Moment" and " My Heart is Full" cut files to create the large title in my page.
I cut my title from white cardstock, and trimmed the "is" word from the cut out using a sharp pair of scissors. Each letter was backed with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection, "Willow Lane".
Once, the cut file was set on the layout - the background papers are also part of the WIllow Lane collection- using some foam adhesive. A few flowers from were scattered below the cut file as to create small clusters/embellishmnets to the cut out. These were cut also from white cardstock using the Boho Florals cut file. Love the softness this adds to the page.
Since, I wanted to keep the title and picture as the focal point of this page, my choice was to hide the journal lines in the litte tag that is tucked behind the frame.
Love how this turned out. The use of white cardstock to form the cut out brings out all the details of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files, and makes it pop from the colored background.
Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page. If you have any questions on how this was put together, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Sun + fun - Johanna Valayer August 24, 2018 07:00
You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone! It's June, can you believe it? I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout! For this one I decided to use the Love Background file. I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns. I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop! I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern! There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing. I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well. Just a little extra something to add a fun element! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 05, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
With school letting out this week for my kids, it only seemed appropriate to do a project about summer. For this layout, I chose the Summer cut file and used some of my Crate Paper stash that I have been holding onto for far too long.
To begin, I isolated the "Summer" sentiment and cut it using the same flower patterned paper as the background. I then backed it with the wood grain paper and adhered it to the right side of the layout.
The puffy "hello" and chipboard border were added to complete the title.
I stuck with one photo and embellished using a bow, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers. The date was typed on a tag that I cut down to size.
Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.
Thank you so much for visiting today. This fun file and many others are available in the JustNick Shop. Be sure to visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.
Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13
Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it. Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!
Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do. I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background. Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time. I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects. Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity. As always, have an awesome day!
You are my Happy - Rachel Lowe May 16, 2018 07:00
I hope your having a wonderful week so far.
Today I have a fun layout all about my green fingers NOT lol!
I have used two cut files on this layout:
I have used Crate Paper Good Vibes collection.
I firstly cut a cactus with matching pot which I have foam taped and added machine sewing for texture. Once I had glued my cactus I added cactus stickers from the collection but foam taped then in place so it created a 3D effect.
As it was a feature of my layout I then added a chipboard bird, word stickers/chipboard, heart and enamel pendant.
I then re sized my title to fit my layout. I cut two more hearts and attached them over the heart in the title, added a row of machine sewing down the centre to create a 3D heart.
I have used three paper layers to mat my photo (of the only green things I don't kill lol!) and added some messy machine sewing to the outer pieces of paper. I attached my photo with foam tape and tucked in the paper layers a floral die cut and to finish a die cut bow.
I then typed some journalling and finished it off with another enamel pendant.
Of course a had to add a light splatter of black color shine!
Don't be afraid to mix up your layouts with larger features, photos in unusual places on your layouts or adding to your cut file, it all makes for a individual and unique layout.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Until the next time take care.
Free Spirit | Nathalie DeSousa May 14, 2018 07:00
Nathalie with you today, bringing you a bit of inspiration using the lovely JustNick Studio cut files. The weather has finally changed here in Canada, and Spring is in full swing. This is time for new beginnings, clear starts which inspired me to create this page about my little Goddaughter.
I had been eyeing the Mandalla background 1 for a while now, and decided to use it to create the background for this page. I chose to only cut a circle shape filled with the cutfile, so that it would pop off the page.
The negative part of the cut out was backed with the Royal paper from Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, and then followed by a large circumference of hand stitching -this just enhances the circle cut out-.
The cut out was then propped on the layout using a bit of foam squares. I placed the picture in the lower corner of the layout, and create a large cluster of flowers (all from the Flourish collection) around its bottom corner.
To create the title of this page, I used the Free Spirit cut file to cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock. Then the two cut outs were glued together, and a bit of gold watercolor was added on top of the words. These were then glued to the top of the circumference of the circle cut out.
Love how fast an easy was to put this page together. The delicate background brings lots of elegance to a simple every day picture. Hope this inspire you to check all the JustNick Studio digital cut files. There are so many new designs being added every week.
Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00
While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get! As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together. I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!
For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file. I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil. This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout! I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect. I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result. In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it! For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!
Awesome - Rachel Lowe: April 30, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
My layout today is all about bright, bold and fun! We have a new puppy named Honey and she is gorgeous although still chewing everything left unattended!!!!! So this super cute photo of her at the beach bumped a human on this layout!
I have used the wonderful Blocked Hearts cut file:
I re sized this to 11x11 inch and cut with my chosen patterned paper. I have used Crate Paper Good Vibes collection.
I attached the heart cut file to white card stock. I then fringe cut around the edge for interest. I added some random machine stitching around the frame.
How gorgeous is this photo of my new puppy making her self at home on my expensive towel at the beach, but I let her as I saw the photo opportunity!!!!
I framed my photo and further framed it with embellishments. Again adding some machine stitching to add texture.
I also added machine to some of the hearts and foam taped the negative cut files to create a 3D effect.
I created another feature embellishment cluster, layering and stitching again.
Even background cut files can be layered and height added if you use the negative (or the piece cut out but not a part of the cut file), by adding back in some of the hearts I have been able to create a background that has a 3D effect. By machine stitching on other hearts it adds even more visual interest. This cut file has really made this layout super fun!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using a cut file and making it your own!
2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I. The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's. Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space! I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires. Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments. I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file!
First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates!
Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds!
Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects!
Traveler's Notebook | Maryám Pérez March 13, 2018 07:00
Hi Friends! Maryám here with you to share a new project using a cut file from the JustNick Shop. This time I'm using the Wonky Star Background Cut File.
This week is the lucky week on the blog so that's why I decided to use a star cut file. For this spread, I wanted to keep the design very simple. I used a photo of my sister and I added some layers behind of it. On the right side, I added the journaling and a couple embellishments.
Here are some close-ups.
As you can see, I backed the star cut file with a pink patterned paper. I really liked the color of that paper because it matches perfectly with the photo.
Blessed by Rachel Lowe March 09, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends happy Friday!
Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout for you using two JustNick cut files.
I firstly resized the Flowers in Bloom background cut file down to fit my intended 8.5x11 inch layout cut in white cardstock. I have used Flourish collection by Crate Paper. I chose a ombré paper so the blooms have varying colours for impact. You could individually back your blooms in different colours/patterns if you do not have such a paper.
I then created a polaroid frame from a paper piece and added black machine sewing around the edge. I then attached my photo.
I used the Blessed cut file from card sentiments 3 to create my title and cut it in black cardstock and attached.
I then added some of the gorgeous embellishments from the collection. I wanted to ensure there was balance between my background and embellishments so was careful to not over dot it and make my layout too busy.
Here are some close up photos of this layout.
Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful creative week!
You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00
Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you! This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it. This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.
So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file. This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time! I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!
Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side. I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while. This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!
You Are My Happy - Rachel Lowe: February 22, 2018 07:00
Hello Justnick friends I hope you are enjoying the wonderful month of LOVE layouts!
Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using Crate Paper Good Vibes collection and two Justnick cut files.
Firstly I sprayed black colour shine lightly over my white background paper.
It is so easy to re size your cut file to work with your design. I re sized the Heart Strings background fit my 8.5x11 inch layout design which I cut in a solid colour. I then machine sewed over the hearts for texture and around the border strip.
I sized my title You Are my Happy cut file so it would fit with my photo mat (I created a polaroid frame and added machine sewing around it). As my paper had dots on it I added black Nuvo Jewel Drops to add depth.
The rest of my layout was all about birds and floral blooms which I created two features. I used foam tape on the birds so I could tuck the floral blooms under.
I used the Nuvo Jewel Drops in the centres of the flowers, birds eyes and tail.
I adore this photo of my youngest boy and I, don't be afraid to use pink or girly inclined collections, often they can work beautifully!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful creative week!
So Sweet | Jen McMurtrey February 19, 2018 07:00
Happy Monday (Is that a thing?) Just Nick Friends!
It's Jen today continuing February's love theme using the Love Background cut file and Crate Paper's Main Squeeze Collection.
Using white card stock, I cut the Love Background file and painted it using watercolors - the same colors were used on the background paper as well.
With the background in place, I adhered the photo with it's patterned-paper backing using foam squares.
Embellishments were next and I used a mix of die cuts, stickers, and chipboard to give the layout a whimsical feel.
My final step was enamel dots - my embellishment staple - in a visual triangle on the project.
I love the cute factor of the finished project, which matches this sweet photo of my girls.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Just Nick Shop for this and loads of other fabulous cut files!
Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45
It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it! I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile! I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!
I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper! I love how this layout turned out. It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Heart is Full | Morgan Langley February 15, 2018 07:00Hey crafty friends! I am excited to be sharing another LOVE post this week! I used the beautiful "Heart is Full Background" cut file to create this fun and simple layout of my sister, Violet, and I!
The Greatest Love of All | Zsoka Marko February 09, 2018 07:00
Hello scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout!
When I think of love, the very first person that comes to my mind is my son, of course. I've come across this photo of him recently, as a tiny baby lying on his daddy's back. I thought this would be perfect for today's layout. Also, I haven't used the super cute Crate Paper Little You collection in ages so I was happy to bust it out!
First I created my title - I made LOVE the biggest so it remains the focus, plus I knew I wanted to place my photo behind the O. I welded all letters in every word to make my life easier ha! Then I backed each word with different patterned papers. I have a ton of papers left from this collection but unfortunately not many different ones and I'm missing the ones that have a bit of yellow in them. I didn't want my layout to be only blue so I decided to use yellow card stock behind my title. On the left I have my fave paper and on the right a simple blue-white striped paper that is actually not even from this collection.
I adhered the title to the background with the help of foam adhesive. Once done, I started embellishing. There's so many cute embellishments in this collection! I added a few chipboard pieces, stickers, a sweet little lion clip and scattered some enamel dots around the page.
To finish off the layout I added my journaling and some black paint spatters. I could not stamp the date because I don't find it anywhere in the photo properties. Around the time Maxim was 4 my boyfriend did something on our computer, copied the photos from one place to the other or something like that, and all photos from before that time have the same date stamp on them. This still makes me so mad! Sure, in some cases I can figure out the year and the month, but in this case, I have no idea. Of course this is not the end of the world, but you know...just really sad that I don't know how old my kiddo is in some pictures. If any of you knows a solution to this problem, I'm all ears!
That's it for today! Hope you like the layout!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hooray | Heart Background 4 | Michelle Whorwood January 31, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle Whorwood here with my second layout for this month! I have been totally inspired by all the 'love' themed cut files in store. I wanted to use the Heart Background 4 for my background as it is a fun and eclectic mix of different sized and shaped hearts.
Here is my layout:
I cut the file out on dark charcoal cardstock to create a bold effect and added some pops of pink and yellow into several of the negative spaces. By using a darker cardstock it creates graphic statement which makes a striking contrast against my white background. I then added my photo and layering embellishments in and around it. I love how the pops of colour mixed in with the bold black cut file create a balanced yet fun page!
Some close ups:
Cut file used:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Capture | Zsoka Marko January 29, 2018 07:00
Hi there friends,
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!
I've picked a cut file I've worked with several times before, but I just love it so much: the Lotus Lace.
Here's my finished layout:
There's really no reason why I picked this cut file and used this collection, other than I love them and I felt like it at the time! I haven't used Maggie Holmes Gather in a long time and I try to bust out older collections for my Just Nick projects. The blues and yellows in this collection are just my favorite! So I can't wait to get my hands on the blue papers in Maggie's new line!
I backed each flower the same way, because it's a busy background anyway. For background I chose a paper with blue pattern too to tone it all down a notch.
Since I had spent quite some time on the background, I was not going to cover it all up with photos and embellies! I just created one cluster and kept everything there, photos, title, journaling, embellishments.
I added a few layers of patterned papers, tags, tissue paper behind my photos to help them stand out from the background. I then went through my embellishments and checked what fits. I might have used some from other Maggie Holmes collections too, because I don't have much left of Gather.
I picked out some chipboards, buttons, die cut pieces and arranged them around my photos. The journaling I wrote on a label sticker, I think this is from Chasing Dreams.
To finish off my page, I added some enamel dots and stamped my date!
That's it for today folks! Hope you like how this turned out!
Power by Niki Rowland January 20, 2018 11:24
Sweet Layout by Rachel Lowe: January 17, 2018 07:00
Hello everyone today I have a sweet layout for you!
I have used two cut files from the JustNick Store which are just a bit gorgeous!!!!
I decided to make a 8.5x11 inch layout and cut the XOXO to fit the dimensions. I love white on white and if your cut file is thicker it will stand out beautifully.
I then cut a Boho Floral (3) and again sized it to fit proportional with my layout. I cut one in white and one in patterned paper, I love to add layers to blooms and this is a great way to do that. I only used several dots of glue between the white and patterned paper cut so I didn't lose the layering effect. I paper backed the larger bloom. To finish off adding centres to the smaller flowers. I attached to my page with foam tape to create a 3D effect.
I added some machine sewing to three edges of my white background paper to add definition.
Lastly I added some very cute embellishments from my chosen collection Main Squeeze by Crate Paper.
Here are some close up photos for you:
Thank you for stopping today and I hope this layout has inspired you to create your own 'sweet' layout using these wonderful cut files.
Sweet | Zsoka Marko January 05, 2018 07:00
Hi there friends,
First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones!
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!
I've used the beautiful Henna Heart cut file on this one. I was thinking Valentine's day is coming soon so a heart layout would be a good choice. I adore this cut file! I love the non-traditional heart shape and all the flowers!
I used a mixture of Maggie Holmes' Gather and Chasing dreams collection with a bit of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2.
I started out by designing my layout in Silhouette Studio, then cut my partial hearts from textured white card stock.
I chose some patterned papers that I thought had looked good together and started backing my cut files. I adhered them to the background, except for the bottom one. There I tuck my photo behind the heart first, put 3d foam adhesive on the left side of the heart and then I glued it all down. I also layered some tags, die cuts and tissue paper behind the photo.
Once done, I went through all the embellies in these collections and picked out the ones I thought were a good fit: stickers, chipboards, tags, buttons and diecuts! The beautiful gold mirrored piece I used for my title is from My Mind's Eye. I wrote my journaling on one of the die cuts and stamped the date using a roller stamp.
I hope you like today's inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by!
Till next time,
Pineneedle Wreath Christmas Layout by Rachel Lowe: December 29, 2017 07:00
I am hoping you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas day spent with family and friends.
I have still managed to find some time to scrap in the evenings despite a busy December and Christmas and Boxing day festives, I hope you have too.
Today I am using a Christmas cut file, Pineneedle Wreath on my layout.
I have used Crate Paper Fa La La collection but choosing the pink and greens from the collection.
My wreath is 10x10 inches and to keep it soft I used white card stock. I added a dots of glue in the centre of the wreath and attached to the centre of the card stock, this way the outer edges of the wreath stand up and create a 3D effect.
I then designed my layout keeping it soft and 'pretty' to compliment my photo of my daughter wearing a holly wreath in her hair.
I have sewn a line and then attached the chipboard bauble with foam tape to create the illusion of it hanging.
I added gold glitter sequins to tie in with my chosen gold frame and embellishments.
I finished my layout off with some machine sewing and stamped the date of my photo.
Here are some close up photos:
Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you in 2018, Happy New Year!
Let it Snow - Cathy Martin December 27, 2017 07:00
Hey everybody! It's Cathy here and I'm back with a layout inspired by a winter scene. I used the Frosted Windowpane cut file and created a layout about the lovely calmness of a winter morning. This cut file is just lovely and I cut it out of white cardstock. I decided to just back it with one colour of paper, but it could be backed with a multitude of papers as well to create an amazing ombre effect!
Since this cut file goes in the corner of a layout it was easy to figure out how to design my page! I just cut another paper on a diagonal and placed it in the opposite corner. I also cut out a paper frame to encase my entire layout. Overall I love the fun and whimsical scene created using this file along with embellishments that emphasized my theme! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Snow Day | Jen McMurtrey December 23, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! I hope you are all gearing up for a lovely holiday season with family and friends. I can hardly believe we are two days away from Christmas and almost to the end of 2017!
It seems my scrappy mojo has left the building these past few weeks, so I have really been struggling with creating projects lately. For this layout, I decided to keep it simple and just go with whatever came to mind without overthinking it.
To make things easy, I stuck with one collection (Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa) and limited myself to snowflake cut files.
To begin, I cut the patterned paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and placed a second piece along the bottom third. Next, I used white card stock and the Snowflake Background file as the base under my photo. I then layered gold die cuts from the collection along with pink snowflakes cut using the Snowflakes 2 file.
Next, I adhered the photo with foam squares that I doubled in thickness on top of more die cuts from the collection.
The "snowday" sentiment, snowflake, and flag were added to the right side of the photo to anchor everything and a few puffy stickers were placed around the cluster. Last, I added a few drops of black ink for dimension.
Again, this is a layout I put together in hopes of getting my creativity kick started since it has seemingly disappeared. Sometimes the only way to get it going again is to simply make something whether you love it or hate it.
Remember that these and many other wonderful cut files are available in the JustNick shop!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 | Zsoka Marko December 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 - Cathy Martin December 07, 2017 07:05 2 Comments
Hi everyone I'm up on the blog today and I'm using this gorgeous Joyful cut file! Just for today you can get this cut file for free by using the code JOYFREE2 This really is a very lovely cut file, and even though it's part of Nicole's Christmas giveaway I decided to use it for a slightly different layout. I used it for a winter layout, with a picture that was taken at the end of January. Even the word Joy can be versatile, and if there is something that I cannot say enough about Nicole's cut files it is that they can be used in soooooo many ways!
For my layout I used a combination of products from the Snow and Cocoa collection as well as the Turn the Page collection. It might seem like a bit of a strange pairing but there were some overlapping color schemes that helped me bring in more colors than just pink and teal. I used the offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create an outline for the cut file. I then used patterned paper to cut out the outline and white paper for the middle. Propping it all up with foam gave just the right amount of dimension and interest! I am so happy with the simplicity and sense of wonder and joy that comes across through all the elements.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you go and grab your free cut file, and don't forget to stop by each day for the next 7 days for more cut files and inspiration!
Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life. Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed. Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.
For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file. I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather. I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock. I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around. I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper. Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up. I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo. To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.
For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection. It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set. I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off. I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today! I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!
Happy heart | Zsoka Marko November 05, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends,
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick. This week we are focusing on leaf cut files and I chose this one:
I've used this set many times before, but it is still a favourite! I used one of these four lovely leaves, multiplied them and formed a flower shape.
I love to create for Just Nick, because I can use any supplies my heart desires! And I'm mostly trying to choose an older collection I still have a lot of, which is the case with the one I used for this layout, Chasing Dreams from Maggie Holmes. This is still my favourite collection from Maggie Holmes to this date! The colors are beautiful and there are so many patterned papers in the collection that I can use for backgrounds!
I cut the leaves from textured white card stock, in different sizes. I backed them with various patterned papers, making sure I have a balanced look. If I have stand alone shapes like these flowers (so no background cut files) I always adhere only a part of them to the patterned paper because I love love love the curve the cut file has after peeling it off the mat. This adds dimension and interest to the layout too. I played around with different arrangements and finally settled on this one. No rhyme or reason, I just liked this the most.
Once I had the design I wanted, I glued everything down. I didn't add a whole lot of embellishments, a few buttons and chipboard shapes to the middle of my flowers as well as some stickers around my photo.
I wrote some journaling and stamped my date. As almost always, I finished off the layout by adding some black ink spatters.
It's simple but I like how it turned out. These colours just make me happy!
I hope I could inspire you in some small way today!
Until next time,
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 01, 2017 07:00
Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 09, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files! I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!! I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time! I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file. I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage! I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!
Awesome Girl - Cathy Martin September 25, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I'm continuing to work with the All Boy cut file! On my last blog post I used several of the words that came with the cut file, but so as to not waste a single bit of paper I added the word "awesome" before I sent the file through my Silhouette. I didn't know what I would end up doing with it, but I knew that since it was something I could use for almost any layout I decided to cut it. I'm so glad I did, because I used it for this layout! A layout that is definitely All Girl :)
I backed the cut file with bright, bold and fun papers from my stash ( I have some drawers of papers that I keep specifically for the purpose of backing cut files) and then I chopped the word in half so it would fit on my page better, since the background paper I had chosen had an illustration in the lower left hand side. I decided to go for a funky, whimsical, and slightly minimalistic feel, and I experimented with my photo by cutting out my daughter from the background. This is a new technique for me, though I know it's been around for quite awhile. I am super happy with the results!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today! You can also check out my Youtube channel to see my process video too!
Foliage Background | Michelle Whorwood September 22, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the newer background files in store the 'Foliage Background'. I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend. I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.
I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy. So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.
I really loved how this layout came together. The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.
Here are some close ups:
Cut file used:
Celebrate This! | Morgan Langley September 21, 2017 07:00
You Are Pretty Much My Most Favorite | Jennifer McMurtrey September 14, 2017 07:00
It's words and sentiments week on the JustNick blog and the design team has created some beautiful projects.
Today I'm sharing a layout that uses the My Most Favorite and Lattice Flower Background files with a photo I pulled from my oldest daughter's Instagram account (that's where I get some of my best material).
This project began with the wood grain background paper and yellow paper from Felicity Jane. I cut the large Lattice Flower Background and adhered it to the background paper using Tombow Mono glue. Next, I pierced the paper within the negative spaces of the flower and then hand stitched with white, pink, and turquoise embroidery floss. With the large yellow flower and stitching complete, I added the smaller pink and blue flowers to the center. These were cut using WRMK patterned papers.
Once the stitching was complete, I printed my photo and backed it with more patterned paper from Felicity Jane. Prior to adhering the photo to the page, I created a banner with white string, tags, and tassel a embellishment (all from Felicity Jane) and stapled it all in place with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I cut the sentiment next and have to admit that I did so three different times before I finally settled on the black card stock. For some reason, I just couldn't get the look I wanted and stuck with black to tie in with the black and white photo.
I followed the banner with several stickers and die cuts from Maggie Holmes that I clustered on the top and bottom right corners of the photo.
Last, I created a visual triangle with the gold stars to complete the project.
While my scrappy mojo has escaped me as of late, I am pleased with how this turned out and hope to keep the creativity flowing.
Please be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other awesome cut files.
Snapchat fun | Laureen Wagener August 28, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
how are you doing? Did you create any fun cut file heavy projects this month?
I have one last project for August for you - time flies like crazy, right?!
When I doubt, make a wreath - you probably heard that before. And it is for sure true!
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the cut files I have, and then I don't really know what to do and create for my project, when I don't have a specific assignment - Nicole please give me all the assignments for the future - yes? :D
I basically scrolled through my files for over an hour and couldn't decided on what to create and I ended up with the gorgoeus florals from "In bloom" and just created a baby wreath.
I cut them out of patterned paper from the Carousel collection and backed that with vellum and then simply stitched it down with my sewing machine - easy as that! Only took over an hour *sarcasmoff*
Embellishing with the Crate Paper Carousel embellishments is pretty easy - everything matches perfectly and looks stunning! Such a fun collection to work with!
That's it - onto the next time!
Happy crafting -
Cut file used:
Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 5 Comments
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!
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