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Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring. I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them. On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures. Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:
I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock. Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.
Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.
Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file. I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.
For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font. To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.
Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want. You never run out of a letter either!
I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.
Cut files used:
I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.
Have a great week!
Dreamer April 23, 2018 07:00
Hey there crafty friends,
Zsoka back with you today, sharing a new layout I've created for the Just Nick Design Team.
This week we are focusing backgrounds and I've picked a gorgeous one that I don't think I've used before. Not that I can remember anyway! It's called Crazy Daisy background 2 and you can buy it here.
I went with the beautiful Let Your Heart Decide collection from Pinkfresh Studio on this layout. I cut the cut file from white textured card stock and backed each flower the same way, using a different patterned paper for each petal.
I then adhered this onto the background paper I chose. Guys, I generally don't like red. Sure, I love red lipstick, red pumps and purses, accessories etc, but when it comes to paper crafting for instance, it's the last thing I would pick. Unless it's in a rainbow. But this paper is so awesome, it has a texture printed on it, almost like a knit. Then I love the gradient look from dark to light. Plus I just liked the way the cut file looked on it. Hence, red background paper!
When I use a full background cut file that I back with patterned paper, I usually don't embellish much. I created a cluster with the photo: I added some tissue paper behind the photo, a die cut frame on top as well as some other die cuts on two sides.
For my title I also used a die cut from the ephemera pack which I popped up using foam adhesive.
I wrote my journaling on a sticker and created a small cluster at the right bottom. Then done! I don't like to cover up backgrounds like this, I spend way too much time on backing it for that!
I hope you like today's inspiration and give this look a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous week!
I Love You - PageMaps March 14, 2016 07:00
Hello! I hope you've been enjoying a closer look at all of the pages the design team has been sharing from the PageMaps team up. It's Jaclyn here today to share the page I made combining a one page PageMaps sketch and two of my favorite Just Nick cut files.
Becky's sketches are some of my favorites! They take the guess work out of where to place the elements on my page, and truly just allow me to have fun with the design, embellishment and story telling. Here's a look at the sketch I was given to work with:
And here's my take:
As you can see, I stuck pretty close to the design. Why mess with a good thing, right?! In the sketch a large block of pattern paper is depicted below the photo arrangement. I knew this would be a nice spot to highlight the Crazy Daisy cut file. I cut the file out of white cardstock and trimmed it down to 4" tall by 6" wide. I used bits of pattern paper and solid cardstock to fill in the empty spaces behind each daisy, for a fun and colorful look.
As I often do, I turned to pinterest for my title. I found a nautical quote that would work well with my page and chose to highlight a portion of the quote to serve as my page title. I cut the 'I Love You' out of navy cardstock using the Outline Alpha cut file. I chose to discard the outline portion of the cut for a more clean and simple design.
Don't forget, from now until April 30, 2016 you can grab any design of your choice in the Just Nick store by using the code PAGEMAPSFREE at checkout. Pair that file with one of the PageMaps sketches and you've got a fun project in the making!
Cut files used:
Flowers are My Favorite! July 29, 2015 07:00
Hey, it's me again...Guiseppa! I just have to say that there have been so many wonderful projects created by the design team here at JustNick! I have been so impressed and I am thrilled that I get to share with you mine! So, if you want to get in on the JustNick crafty bandwagon...check out her amazing cut files!
My assignment this time around was flowers. Now, I don't know about all of you, but flowers are a staple for me. I could use them on almost every layout I create. For this project, I used the Crazy Daisy Background and the Stems for Stephanie cut files.
As you can see here I used Silhouette's Black Sketch Pen to create my background. Have a look at the adorable title...yep, another JustNick cut file, Wild & Free.
Here are a couple of pictures of the flower cut file I used. I love this cut file because it comes with a variety of flowers and it's an awesome go to cut file for flowers. I know I will be using this one often.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed my project! Make sure you check out the JustNick Online Store and download some fabulous cut files to play with! Until next time!
My Scraps and More June 29, 2015 07:00
A few weeks ago we had a partnership with My Scraps and More - a great online store - their design team shared some projects using our cut files.
In case you missed the inspiration, here are some of the great pages their team made with our files!
Cut files used: Fancy Floral
By Lisa S
Cut files used: Fancy Floral
Cut files used: Swiss Cheese background
Cut files used: On An Adventure
And lastly, by Audrey Yeager (owner of My Scraps & More)
I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Audrey and her team for creating wonder layouts with our cut files!
Loving Life June 26, 2015 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
Marcia here today. I have a couple of layouts to share with you today because I have been having so much fun with the JustNick cut files. Did you know Nicole keeps adding more files every week! I see something new and want to create something with it right away, lol.
On this first one I used the Simple Scallop Strips above the photo. But the start of this layout is that Crazy Daisy Background cut file. I first used a black Silhouette pen on the cut file, then I went back and cut portions of it again in different pattern papers. The sketch pen marks are my guide for placing my pattern papers.
I also used the Life cut file for my title. I love the scripty writing.
This next layout I created for Cocoa Vanilla but I love it so much I wanted to share it with you here too. That XOXO background cut file is fabulous! On this layout I cut just the outside with vellum. Then the XOXO background was cut from black cardstock. This way I could layer my cuts, placing sequins underneath.
My last layout was also created for Cocoa Vanilla using the All Boy cut file.
I arranged the words where I wanted them on this layout and cut them directly out of my pattern paper. Then I cut the title again from black cardstock. I placed various pattern papers behind the cuts with the black lettering on top. It's a really eye catching title!
I hope I have inspired you to try a JustNick cut file or two :)
Thanks for stopping by.