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Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook!
I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project.
I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring!
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!
Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00
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!
Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
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!
Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file!
I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection!
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!
Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
We are celebrating all things "backgrounds" this week on the blog, which happen to be my favorite cut files to use. One background can have so many variations and be used in countless ways.
For this project, I using the Under the Cherry Tree Background file with the Webster's Pages My Happy Place collection.
As usual, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the file but knew I wanted to use it. After I cut it out using white card stock, I decided to remove the frame around the branches so the limbs are more fluid with the paper. Next, I used watercolors to paint the branches to match the colors they were laying on.
I loved the way the paper curled after it was painted, so I only tacked the branches down in a few places with glue.
The photo was printed in black and white and matted on a neutral-toned patterned paper. The pink flowers were fussy cut from another piece of patterned paper.
Last was the Thickers title and hearts to match. I kept the embellishments simple so they did not detract from the painted branches.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create! Please visit the JustNick Store for this and many other fabulous files.
Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00
Hey everyone! March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you. Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page. I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock. It just screamed EGGS to me! I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers. I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.
Craft a Life You Love | Jen McMurtrey March 26, 2018 07:00
Hey JustNick friends!
Spring has sprung and we are focusing on flowers this week on the JustNick blog! For this project I paired the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection with the Flower Power and In the Rose Garden Background files.
Admittedly, this layout is much busier than I had originally planned. However, I decided to just roll with what I had.
To begin, I cut the In the Rose Garden Background file using the pink paper and adhered it to the polka dot patterned paper.
Next, I layered different patterned papers on top of the rose background and used machine stitching to keep them in place.
The photos were next, to which I then added chipboard accents.
Next, I used wood Thickers for my title above and below the photos.
After I had the majority of embellishments down, I decided the layout needed some anchoring. This is where the Flower Power file comes into play. I cut it using the turquoise paper, cut that in half, and then placed each half at the top and bottom of the layout.
As previously stated, the layout is very busy but it seems to work. Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fabulous cut files!!
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!
Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 4, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file!
I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop!
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!
2018 School Days | Doodle Doily | Michelle Whorwood February 19, 2018 01:24
Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the cool doily designs in store - the 'Doodle Doily'!
I had loads of fun creating this with with a striking black cardstock background making the white doily pop on my page. I cut the cut file out twice in two different sizes and used it to anchor both my photo and my embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page. I then mimicked the black and white theme with some of my embellishments as well.
Some close ups:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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!
Family Love | Maryám Pérez February 8, 2018 07:00
Hello Friends! Maryám here with you today to share a new layout using JustNick cut files. Since this is the love week at the blog I decided to use the Heart Background 5 cut file and a photo of my family.
This layout was really easy to do. First of all, I sent my cut file through my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all of the hearts with some pattern papers. After that, I added a few embellishments but not too much because I wanted to keep the cut file as my main element.
Here are some close-ups:
That is for today. I hope you liked this layout. Let me know if you have any question. And as always say, don’t forget to visit the shop for more amazing cut files... and if you need inspiration check out the other posts on the blog!
Have a wonderful day.
Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years!
I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad.
I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts!
Love Love Love - Cathy Martin January 12, 2018 07:00
Hey everyone!!! It's my first layout and blog post for 2018 for JustNick! I swear, she's going to have to kick me to the curb to get me to leave! Where I live, it's cold, the wind hurts my face, and there is slush and snow everywhere, so I decided I needed to channel a little sunshine into my page!
I used the Loads of Love cut file, and I cut it out of a pinky-peach ombre paper. I was originally going to cut it out of white cardstock, but decided to use up some of the neglected solid papers in my stash. At this point I had no clue where I was going with it, only that I knew I wanted to put a picture in the largest O. I used a SnapChat pic of my daughter and I, since I needed a small one, and the quality of the photo wasn't the greatest, so it was better to keep it small. I then chose various fun patterned papers from my paper scraps stash. I always love stash busting with Nicole's cut files!
I wasn't sure what background paper to use, but in the end I couldn't resist using the bright and friendly clouds! My daughter also helped influence my background paper choice. I only did a minimal amount of embellishing, since the page was already brimming with fun! I am so happy with how seriously cute this page turned out!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
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!
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 13 | Morgan Langley December 13, 2017 07:00 2 Comments
Welcome to Day 13 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!
This cut file was SO fun to use! I cut the tags different sizes using a mix of kraft, white, and patterned card stock. Then I backed the cut outs with another scrap of paper and was ready to add some stitching accents!
On some of the tags I used a ruler to mark straight, different sized lines with a pencil and then stitched them, some I stitched around the image, others I stitched snowflakes, and a couple I did some french knot stitches!
I put thread or bakers twine through the hole of each tag and put adhesive so they would stay in position on my layout!
For my background I just sewed on some scraps of Christmas paper with my sewing machine using a mix of white and red threads. I added my photo and some wood snowflakes and Christmas trees and then the layout was complete!
Thank you for stopping by and make sure to get this file (HOLIDAY TAGS 2) today FREE with the code TAGFREE at checkout! Come back tomorrow for the 14th Day of giveaways!
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 - Cathy Martin December 7, 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!
Today | Star Cluster | Michelle Whorwood November 25, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans, Michelle W here with a new layout for 'Thankful' week on the blog. Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a thankful theme. I hope you like it!
I used the 'Star Cluster' cut file as it is a super fun one to use for 'boy pages' and I've cut it out on white cardstock as I wanted to make a play on white on white with a cool colourful background.
I thought I would also share a small tip, my mat and my blade are starting to getting a bit dull so my cut isn't actually perfect on this file. I'm actually waiting for a new blade to turn up but instead of just throwing out the cut as it wasn't perfect, I've added a few adhesive stars in the places were the cut was a bit damaged and you wouldn't even know that this was the case at all on my final page!
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have been enjoying our week of gratitude this week and that you have been inspired by all the design teams' creations!!
Take care xx
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!
Colorful Watercolor Polygon! | Morgan Langley November 16, 2017 07:00
#Cute | Feather 3 | Michelle Whorwood November 13, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle W here today with a new layout with one of the new cut files in store called Feather 3. This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.
Here is my layout:
I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock. When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page. You may notice that on the "right hand" feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top. This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.
I also really liked the first feather with the 'swirl' shapes which is quite a similar shape to a 'Koru' here in New Zealand. I don't often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one. I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers. To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title.
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today. Do you like to use feathers on your pages?
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 1, 2017 07:00
Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! It's almost Halloween! I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons. For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout. I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash. I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well. You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Going in Circles | Morgan Langley October 17, 2017 07:00
Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 9, 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!
Thankful | Jen McMurtrey October 7, 2017 07:00
Happy fall, ya'll!!
It's my favorite time of year, and there is no shame in my game when it comes to letting anyone and everyone know. Today's project features a photo of a bunch of small pumpkins that my neighbor brought over last week . . . because she knows I love this time of year.
To begin, I used a piece of transparency paper to print a copy of the photo used on the layout. I love using different types of paper/mediums when creating with cut files.
There is a bit of trial and error involved with printing and cutting with transparencies, and You Tube is a great resource for finding tutorials. I ended up using washi tape to attach the transparency to a piece of copy paper so my printer would feed properly.
The finished photo was about 8 x 8, which was the perfect size for my title and stems.
The base of the layout is white card stock that I first prepped with Vicki Boutin matte acrylic gel. Once dry, I used Prima metallic watercolors to paint the card stock and add splatters
Next, I used patterned papers from Jen Hadfield's Warm and Cozy collection to cut several of the leaf clusters and stems. These were layered under my photo using Mono adhesive and foam squares for added dimension.
At the top of the layout I used more stems and leaf clusters to create a visual line across the page. I added a die cut from the same Jen Hadfield collection, Echo Park enamel dots, and white thread.
I also added the same white thread and more embellishments around the photo along with additional enamel dots.
The title was last and I added an arrow sticker beneath it to give it more weight.
The finished layout has so, so much dimension and I love the unique aspect of the transparency paper.
Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other beautiful cut files.
Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 2, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree!
For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout!
For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely!
Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files!
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
Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title! I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads! I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today! Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!
Rooting for Our Home Team | Jennifer McMurtrey September 5, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Jen today sharing one last summer layout before I go into full-on fall mode - you've been warned! LOL!
The story behind this layout is kind of funny because we live in Washington state and have never been to a Mariners game. While we were in California in June we had tickets to see the Angels and they just so happened to be playing the Mariners. Because it was only a few days until the Fourth of July, the stadium was handing out these fun hats to everyone as they came in the doors. My son Caleb had several on his head at once and I snapped this cute photo of him.
I cut the file using patterned paper from the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection and used the negative as a stencil of sorts for my watercolors. I adhered white cardstock to a piece of patterned paper and then painted the main focal area of the layout.
Once the watercolors had dried, I placed the stars over the top and adhered with foam dots. Next, I used some of the negative star cuts and placed them within the larger stars.
With the stars in place, I laid my photo over them and again used foam dots to adhered it to the page.
Next, I used a tag, chipboard stars and die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection. My final step was to add a puffy sticker, enamel dots, and the title using items from Pinkfresh Studio along with a bit of journaling.
I love being able to use cut files to personalize my projects, and I love the fun element they add to the layout! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other great cut files!
Thank you for stopping by!
Play Together | Cloud Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood August 30, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file. I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!! I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)! Here is my layout:
One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page. I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn't a solid colour but isn't too busy on the page either. This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too. But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.
Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file. This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail. Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops! This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.
Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file. As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout. This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!
Fun Stitched Ink Splats! | Morgan Langley August 24, 2017 07:00
Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Michelle here with a new summer filled layout to share with you today! I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the 'Summer' cut file to create my title!
As you can see below the 'Summer' cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12x12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio. I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.
Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER. As the title is so large it doesn't matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily. I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my 'summery' layout today!
By The Sea August 7, 2017 07:00
Nathalie with you today to bring you a new Summer project inspired by circles, and some of the store's cut files. My kids love the beach, and i just love using cut files to create a colorful and bright background for these memories.
I wanted a bright and interesting background for the page, so i welded the a few of the Let It Shine images to some of the inside circles of the Totally Tubular Background. Then welded two of these images together.
The colors in the Hello Sunshine collection from Fancy Pants are just perfect to add color and brightness to the background.
Since the background has a lot of interest, a few little extra pieces were needed to completely embellish the page, and complete the visual triangle on the page.
To add the title of this page, I used the recently released By The Sea cut file to cut the sentiment twice from black card stock. I glued the pieces together, and attached them to the page with some foam adhesive.
I hope you also are inspired to look at all the different designs in the Just Nick Studio store; there are so many to chose from. Remember you can contact me with any questions on how this page came together.
See you all soon!
Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 6, 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!
Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans,
Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!
Isn't it just fabulous?!
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.
At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.
Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!
I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 4, 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!
You are pretty much my favorite person June 29, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here for my final layout as a Just Nick Studio DT member. I truly enjoyed creating with Nicole's one of a kind cut files and I am sure I will be using her cut files a lot in upcoming projects. I will surely miss being on the team but I am grateful for the time I've spent here. Thank you so much, Nicole!!! I can't wait to see the inspiring creations from the new design team members!
Now, for my layout, I used the cut file "My Most Favorite"
I colored the cut file with watercolor. I already have an idea of how I'll decorate my layout. So, while waiting for the cut file to dry, I started assembling my layout. I added strips of paper to the right and left sides.
I stacked layers of journal cards and photos on the left side of the layout and adhered the cut file on the right.
I added a mix of green and teal blue watercolor around the cut file to make it stand out a bit more against the background. I finished off decorating the layout by adhering the butterflies .
I had fun creating this layout and I hope you liked it as much as I do!
Check out the Just Nick store for more beautiful and unique cut files.
Cut file used: My Most Favorite
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00 1 Comment
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!