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Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
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!
Circling the Globe | Tarrah McLean June 17, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean joining you and today I have a new layout to share with you! Recently my family and I went on an AMAZING holiday to the UK and Europe for 4 weeks! Hence I have loads of travel photos!
I decided to enlarge the globe included in the Around the World cut file set and cut it out from vellum, I then machine stitched it to the background paper, the collection I have used is the We R Memory Keepers collection called Jet Set. I really like how the vellum mutes the busy background paper a little bit.
I also cut the plane and the suitcase from this cut file set to use as embellishments that would tie in with my theme. I reduced the size of the plane a little bit and then cut it from orange cardstock and I cut the suitcase out of some green cardstock I had laying around.
A tag, a few stickers, a flair button and some wood veneer were all added to compliment the theme. I also added some white mist to brighten my layout up a little bit!
Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap! The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind. Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved! So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given. My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file! I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart! I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece. I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town! I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!
So here is the sketch that I was given!
And here is the cut file that I used for my project!
And here is my finished project!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat
I love being your Mom | Donna Espiritu May 23, 2017 12:01
Hello, Just Nick readers!
It's Donna here and I am sharing my second layout for the month.
I used several cut files in this layout. I love layering them to create texture and dimension
I used the Kaisercraft resist paper (which is included in the May kit "Sorbet" by Clique Kit to cut the Floral Swag cut file. You can see it here peeking at the bottom of the stacked photos
And then I tucked here in there the Mini Floral Buds cut file. I kept them white instead of adding color
I used a pink ombre paper to back the cut file MOM and adhered it with foam tape to add a bit of height.
I hope you liked my layout today!
Cut files used:
Happy Love | Delicate Butterflies | Michelle Whorwood May 09, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with a new layout to share with you all today. I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title.
I new as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan. Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!! I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file - I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine. I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too.
Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout - and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too. I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file. Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.
I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?
Hello Spring | Tarrah McLean April 26, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick friends!
I pulled out some REALLY old Bella Blvd products for this layout...I love the pastel colours and how much they remind me of Easter as its currently not Spring in Australia...its currently Autumn!
That gorgeous thin multi-coloured stripe paper was the paper I decided to cut the Hello Spring title out of....I just love how this turned out....better than expected! I added a few embellishments to the title to help decorate the layout a little bit more and add interest..
My niece is an absolute bundle of gorgeous! She is SO photogenic...perfect for this scrapbooker....hopefully she will appreciate me creating these layouts for her one day!
In this photo, she was posing a new outfit that her parents had bought for her, she is only age 1 in this photo but already a pro at posing lol! As the outfit has bumblebees on it, the photo was perfect for this layout!
That bumblebee chipboard sticker had to make its way on this layout since there were bees on Amelia's outfit and its her nickname too!! I really like how this layout turned out....I literally cut the title first and then decided on a photo, added some other small bits of paper and embellishments and the layout was complete! Super quick one this time!
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you have been enjoying the Spring inspiration from us? Why not check out the Just Nick Studio store for some cut files that would suit your next project?
Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cat here back with another layout! I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!. I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper. I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing! I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file. My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre. The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!
Yay | Tarrah McLean April 15, 2017 07:00
Happy Easter Just Nick friends!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share with you but believe it or not, its not Easter themed! It's a birthday themed layout I am sharing this week as we are all using words/sentiment cut files on our projects!
I decided to add my photos as a photo strip this time...I really like this look whenever I have a few photos I want to include as a series. The skinny photos means you can layer and tuck embellishments and cut files in and around the photos!
and the Make a Wish and Yay words from the Card sentiments 1 set.
These photos were taken at my little guy's 4th birthday a couple of years ago...he absolutely LOVES cake of any kind and that is what he gets most excited about at birthday parties! Even his own!
The Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio was perfect for this layout...the Just Nick cut files match with this collection perfectly!
Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26
Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!! I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles! So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine. I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock. I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper. I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open. I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with! I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design. I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space! Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
Hello Spring planner setup March 31, 2017 07:00
Hello!!! I'm so excited to be sharing my project for today. Which is really just an alternative idea because my printer is acting really strange and I don't have any photos to use for a layout ha! But I like what I did instead so it's still win-win! :) I hope you will like it as much as I do.
I used this really cute flower cut files (Basic Flowers) to make some paper clips (and a sort of shaker paper clip too!).
I said sort of a shaker paper clip because it doesn't shake that much lol! I cut the circle too tight and I didn't have much room for a teeny tiny foam tape to add height to the first layer of the shaker clip. I know what I'd need to do so it'll be a "real" shaker clip next time.
I also used the "Hello Spring" cut file but only used the word "hello". Originally, I thought of using one of my A5 planners. But the colors didn't match well so I used my personal teal and white from Webster's Pages instead.
I use this personal planner for things all about home (bills, savings, meals and other miscellaneous stuff for the home).
I made an envelope too, for bills money etc. I just used a clip as closure (just because I couldn't find my white velcro tape).
I just love the colors and florals! I am not a fan of purple but it's one of the colors that come to mind when you say "Spring". This isn't really Easter themed but more on the flowers of Spring.
Look how cute these clips are! They're like flowers in a garden!
That's all for me today.
Have a great weekend ahead everyone!
Cut files used:
Happy Spring | Tarrah McLean March 30, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
I used the Simple Stories Fresh Air collection for this layout about my niece out in the garden one day! Cutting the Doodle Flowers from different papers and at different sizes, brings in lots of variety and adds lots of interest to my page!
A couple of whimsical wood veneer pieces really add to the garden theme I have going on here...I love the colour they bought to the layout as well as the dimension!
A couple of resin embellishments I have had in my stash forever also made it on to this layout! I nearly always have to add a flair button and this layout is no exception! The rain cloud with the rain drops flair was perfect in colour and theme so this was the one that had to be used!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio blog today! I would love to see some Spring themed projects that you have created using the Just Nick cut files? Make sure to tag @justnickstudio on social media so we can see what you are creating!
Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring! For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash. Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image! I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring. Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!
Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?
Thanks Michelle xx
Me & You March 15, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here for my first layout the month of March.
I used the cut file Posie Swag on my layout
I deconstructed the cut file again. You will notice I do this a lot of times! For this particular design, I envisioned flowers/vines kind of hanging either at the top or the edges of the layout.
I played around for a bit and decided to place the cut files as seen in the image
I wanted to make them appear like they're floating so I thought that keeping it white, as is, would work. Adding colors to the cut file was the last thing I did. Well, sort of second to the last thing, because the very last step to my process was slightly brushing pale peach watercolor to the edges of the white background to add a bit of interest aka make it a bit messy lol!
I was aiming for a peachy color for the flowers but I couldn't achieve the right shade. I still like how it turned out.
I used Pretty Little Studio's Woodland collection.
I hope you liked my page!
Cut file used: Posie Swag
Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting,
123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!
My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!
Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!
I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!
Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout!
Hooray March 13, 2017 07:00Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather's Summer Vibes collection. I must say, I am officially out of this collection. I've used most of my stash so I'll need to buy some more because this is one of my favorite collections by Pretty Little Studio.
For this layout, I decided to use journaling cards for my background. I used Just Nick Studio's Doodle Daisy Background digital cut file for the bottom of the layout.
I love using sketch pens on my layout. It's so easy to do and totally fun! I used the cut-apart tags for my journaling. And to help pull the layout together, I used the flower die cut with a few buttons from Jillibean Soup. Since the buttons were initially a brown color, I used chalk ink to change the color!I added the yellow Rub-on from my stash to the journaling card to make it pop. LOVE how it looks. You can hardly tell it's a rub-on.
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
Happy | Heart's a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood March 02, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans,
Michelle here with a new layout featuring the 'Hearts a Flutter' background. We are showcasing different background files on the blog this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use this background file since it was released.
Here is my layout
I had lots of fun creating this layout. I cut the file out on white cardstock and added patterned paper to the negative spaces in the smaller hearts. Filling in the negative space of cut files is an effective way to add pops of colour to your layouts which is what I do quite regularly. This time I decided to take this one step further and add strips of washi tape stickers to two of the largest hearts in the cut file. It is really easy to do, when you cut out your cut file, keep the negative heart shape. I then added the washi tape directly to the shape and inserted it back into the cut file on my page. I don't know about you but I have rolls and rolls of washi that I need to use up so I think I will definitely use this technique again!
Some close ups:
Because I wanted the cut file to be the main focus on my page I didn't want to cover it with photos, I decided to add my photo to the far left hand side of my page. I then added some stitching and embellishments to the cut file and added a couple of strips of patterned paper to anchor my photo to the left hand side of the page. Finished off with a pretty rub on butterfly and some wood veneer hearts
Thanks for checking out my blog post, I hope I have inspired you to infill your negative space on your cut files with some washi tape.
You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00
As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!
This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.
I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.
I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!
All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th! Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout! For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging. I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece! I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal. Just to make it a little more interesting. I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!
Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 06, 2017 07:00
I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this!
The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page.
I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further!
One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.
Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file. I mean, who doesn't love arrows! I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file! I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background. I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :) I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme! I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!
Lots of Love January 24, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone! Today, I have a pretty layout to share with you using the "Lots of Love" cut file and January Clique Kit! I love this cut file and used it a few different ways on this layout. It's been a long time since I used a large photo on my layout so this month, I challenged myself to do just that...
I first cut the Love words then used the naked piece of the cut to trace the word love all over the patterned paper at the top half of the layout. I used a Bic 0.7 pen so the lines would be a little darker and more visibly to the eyes.
Then I used Gluedots to add the "love" letters cut from the same cut file to the photo. I used a ruler and a fine tip pen to add faux stitching to the cut file.
Happy Aussie Day 2016 | Tarrah McLean January 17, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick friends!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring one of my favourite background cut files found under 'Our Cut Files'! It's Australia Day here in Oz next week so I decided to document one of last year's photos from that day of my youngest holding our flag before we hung it on our balcony.
The Bits and Pieces star background was a perfect background cut file to use as a base for this layout. I tried to slightly replicate our flag in the papers I backed the cut file with and I am happy with how it turned out.
I used lots of different Thickers that I have had in my stash forever to make up my title! I also used other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my layout as well. I love to use up stuff I have been hoarding forever...it feels great to finally find a home for it!
Those chipboard stars are from Pink Paislee and the flair and washi tape are from a small embellishment store in Australia. I included some hidden journalling on my layout this time, its on the tag tucked into that little bag.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Do you have a celebration coming up that you want to document? I am sure there would be an awesome cut file or 2 in the Just Nick store that would suit your theme perfectly! Check them out, they are gorgeous!
Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00
Hey hey! I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio! I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files. Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with. I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me. I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons. I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons! I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject. I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures! I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper. I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing! I just love how sweet this layout turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!
Naughty or Nice | Tarrah McLean January 02, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am guessing you may have lots of photos to scrapbook so today I have some inspiration for you using one of the Christmas title cut files in store called Naughty or Nice!
I used the super cute Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories together with the Naughty or Nice cut file! I love the cute elements included in this collection!
Below is the image of the cut file I used!
As there was lots of green going in on this layout I decided to cut the title from red cardstock...I feel it helps to balance out some of the colours.
Just before Christmas, my boys and I went to a Christmas party at a good friends house. She had an awesome photo booth set up, my boys loved playing in there, so I just had to snap a few pics of course!
I hope you will get some time to create over the Christmas break? Why not check out all the cut files available in the Just Nick store? They really do help to enhance your projects!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I love living in a place where I can enjoy the 4 seasons. In Minnesota, you can always count on snow and cold temps in the winter. You may think that hibernating is the best way to get through ... but there is lots of fun to be had outside still. My sister-in-law's family like to skate and play hockey on a pond in their backyard. I love this picture of them doing what they love together. When I saw the Nordic Background digital cut file I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for their family photo. It adds a cozy feeling, just like a warm sweater. Here is my layout ...
Isn't that cut file amazing! Take a closer look.
This quote I fussy cut out from a journal card ties in with the sweater theme perfectly too; ' We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater ' ...
Here are a few more close-ups ...
Here is the Nordic Background digital cut file I used today.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Holiday and I hope 2017 brings peace and prosperity!
Holly and Jolly | Tarrah McLean December 16, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share today that will get you into the Christmas spirit if you aren't already!!
I was lucky enough to get a few bits and pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection by Simple Stories recently and this is my 5th layout using it! I have sons so therefore the colours aren't what I would normally use but I have found this collection super easy to use!
As soon as I saw this super cute photo of my nephew wearing that massively cute sweater, I knew what I wanted to do straight away with this layout! Don't you love it when that happens?!
I decided to cut the Reindeer cut file from white cardstock right in the centre so that I could then add a backing patterned paper behind it.
I added lots of different pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection to embellish my layout including the chipboard stickers, 4x6 stickers, ephemera and wood veneer!
I find inspiration for my layouts all over the place but one of my favourite places to find inspiration is on clothes. I just adore that reindeer on the sweater so I just had to showcase a reindeer somehow!
Some of the elements included in the Mistletoe Kisses collection are very cutesy which is brilliant for me having 2 young sons!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New year! Make sure to join us again in the New Year for more inspiration using the awesome cut files here at Just Nick Studio!
12 Days of Giveaways - Pine Needle Bough December 11, 2016 00:00 3 Comments
Hey everyone it's Cathy and I'm getting in on the freebie fun! For my layout today I'm using the free Pine Needle Bough cut file available in the shop! If you want to get yourself this cute little file make sure you use the code BOUGHFREE. It's only free for today though, so make sure you pop over to the shop asap. I loved this cut file and when I saw it I immediately thought of it as making a cute accent to add to a wreath, so I grabbed another JustNick cut file that I had on my computer and cut out a wreath. I then cut out my bough and sprayed it with black Heidi Swapp colour shine. I love how bold and fun it looks on my layout and the added pompoms just make it even that much more fun!
Today’s design – Pineneedle Bough - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: BOUGHFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!
12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today!
Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration.
I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file.
I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.
By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it!
Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!
3 x Christmas Cards | Tarrah McLean November 19, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
I decided to create 3 Christmas cards for this week:
The first card I created, I used the Ho Ho Ho title from the Holiday Sentiments cut file set, cutting it from white cardstock and using foam tape to pop it up a little bit!
This cut file set is so versatile, as you get all of these cute titles for your holiday/Christmas projects in the one set!
The 2nd card I created, I used the 25 frame from Holiday Overlay 1 cut file set! I cut the 25 frame from white cardstock again and backed the frame with some red Christmas themed paper. I then used foam tape to raise the whole thing on top of the green Christmas themed paper.
Frames with images or words are great to use on cards, you can cut them from paper or cardstock for a fun look.
The 3rd card I created, I used the Holiday Tree Background. I cut this tree and the frame that its attached to with the green Christmas paper. I adhered it to a white cardstock background and added some Holiday themed embellishments to finish off my card.
The Holiday Tree background can be used for either a scrapbook layout or for cards too, you just need to resize the image accordingly!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas cards today! Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog!
Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00
Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week! I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them. I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.
My first card I created was a birthday card. I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts. This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money. I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.
A close up:
For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card. I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it. I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards.
A close up:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.
BOO! | Laureen Wagener October 28, 2016 07:00
Boo you cut file fans -
it's Laureen with you today, finally again! I missed writing blog posts ;)
I hope you enjoyed Halloween week so far? I for sure did!
The project the girls came up with were amazing!
Unfortunately, Halloween isn't a big deal were I live in Germany and therefore no one here celebrates it - the kids get their candy anyways and we get to dress up in February/ March for carnival.
If you ask me - I truly miss it! I would love to celebrate Halloween partys, go trick or treating - yes 22 year olds want their candy too ;) - and just decorate. But oh well! Therefore I couldn't come up with a layout for my post - since I wouldn't have ONE picture to use.
I decided to wrap things up and create 3 cards - 2 traditonal regular cards and one that is a tag and can be perfectly used as invitations!
For this tag I used the Pumpkin Tags cut file and cut one of the tags with the face and one just as the outline.
I then traced the tag and cut a sheet of transparency to layer behind my pumpkin. I used Distress Inks in different yellow and orange shades to make my pumpkin look like a pumpkin and adhered some black cardstock behind.
Then I just punched a hole and set a black eyelet and this first project was done!
For the BOO card I decided to use the Web Background as a stencil and really love the effect it gives!
I simply cut it out out of some cardstock, adhered it to my card and used purple Distress Inks over it.
For the sentiment I simply cut the BOO from 31 and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it, sprinkled some black Heidi shine over it and called it done ;)
Last but not least I knew that I wanted to create a scene - now since we don't really do Halloween, I don't have any Halloween stamps - and usually I use stamps for cards all the time!
I looked at the files and found the Bare Tree one, which I cut out and used Black Soot Distress Ink over it. Then I also cut out a pupkin from Build a Jack and the ghost from 31 to use as accents for the card.
The background was made using different shades of purple Distress ink and came together easily ;)
I hope I could help inspire you to create a few cards to give away last minute or to make a quick and easy Halloween invitation!
Have a happy Halloween and stay safe!
Cut files used:
Cozy Comfy Together | Pretty Little Studio Team Up | Tarrah McLean October 13, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
I was lucky enough to get some of Ashley Horton's new Fall collection called 'Oakley Avenue' and have used this collection on my layout!
I adore this photo of my parents and my siblings and myself! It was taken on my sister's 30th birthday a few years ago!
I used the Totally Tubular background for my layout today...I cut it from white cardstock and machine stitched around all the circles for added texture...
You can watch my process video below to see how I put my layout together...
The Oakley Avenue collection went perfectly with the colours in my photo...this collection is perfect for Fall, Family, Gratitude themed pages and cards too!
Addicted Gamer | Stuck?! Sketches Team up | Tarrah McLean September 23, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah here with you and today I am excited to be sharing my layout for the team up between Just Nick Studio and Stuck?! Sketches.....my layout of course features Nicole's awesome cut files and you can see my interpretation of the fabulous sketch that Laura designed from Stuck?! Sketches!
I used up some of my Simple Stories 'So Rad' collection from my stash...it goes perfectly with these cut files...I resized them a little bit to work with them into my layout....I made the headphones a bit bigger, the controller a bit smaller and the Gamer title slightly bigger too!
Here is Laura's awesome sketch she designed! Make sure you check out the Stuck Sketches?! blog for all the inspiration using this same sketch!
Some detail photos showing how the Just Nick cut files compliment the sketch and the So Rad collection....
Make A Splash | Stuck Sketches | Michelle Whorwood September 21, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
Hi Everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share as part of the Stuck Sketches collaboration. I really couldn't wait to do a multi-photo layout of our recent holiday to Fiji and the sketch Laura designed was a perfect one for it !!
I couldn't resist adding my photos on the angle and the rest of my layout flowed from there. I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin' cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page - there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set. I then created my title 'Make A Splash' from the Summer Lovin' cut file set. Don't be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you play along with this sketch as there is an opportunity to win a $25 store voucher to the cut file store!!
Every summer has a story September 07, 2016 07:00
Hello everyone! Donna here for my first post this month of September. Wow.. September already?! How time flies!
It's still summer here in this part of the world and still hot as ever. Temperature ranges from 32-45 deg Celsius (sometimes higher!) and all you want to do is stay inside your home with the AC full blast! lol!
It's a good thing that there are tons of homes with private indoor pools you can rent for a day or two (or longer if you have that much money lol!). And no, you can't swim in public here, it's not allowed to be seen in public esp women without the black, long dress called Abaya.
Anyway, we already had our first summer escapade last May and it was sure a lot of fun!
I used one of the "decent" photos of my daughter running around the pool lol! She was so excited but didn't want to stay in the water because it was a bit cold. But she did a lot of running around and made her daddy so tired haha!
For my layout, I used 3 different cut files: Summer Lovin, Summer Fun and Floral Circle Doily
To create layers, I used another doily to mat the Floral Circle Doily and tons of light pink thread under the photo, which were also matted with a couple of papers.
Used my Promarkers to color a couple of the Summer Fun cut files
To break the colorful elements, I turned one of the photo in black and white. Also added bits of black-grayish stickers
Matting the big title was not my original plan but when I laid everything down, I thought it looked bleh over the neutral background. So I adhered it to an orange with white polka dot patterned paper and fussy cut. Would have been much better if I did the cutting using my Silhouette Cameo as well, lol!
I wrote the journaling with pencil first before writing permanently using a black pen.
I just love this limited edition Summer kit from Clique Kits and have few more projects to share in my next posts. So watch out for those :D
Cut files used:
Floral Circle Doily
That is all for me today! I hope you liked my page!
Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting!
Enjoy the Little Things September 05, 2016 07:26
Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout! I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file. I resized them so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page. I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo. I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well. With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster. I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper. When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title. I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!
No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout! This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background. I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly! I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect. It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans! For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours. I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page! I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect! I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files! Have an awesome day!
Here are the cut files used for this project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!
Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00
I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files. Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper. I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background. I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.
Stay Cool | Tarrah McLean August 01, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout with you using one of the many beautiful new cut files in store now!
I decided to use - The Floral Lace Background from the store and absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
I used the fun Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection to document this super cute photo of my niece when she was about 6 months old! My sister and her family live in England, they visited us last year and they had bought Amelia these sunglasses to protect her eyes from our harsh sun...perfect photo opportunity!
I also used a few bits and pieces left over from my June Hip Kit club kit, like those cute wood veneer sunglasses.......very appropriate for this layout!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Me by Tarrah McLean July 13, 2016 07:00
Tarrah here with you today! I am super excited to be staying on the Just Nick team for another term! Huge thanks to Nicole for having me on the team once again! I absolutely LOVE cut files and include them on 90% of my layouts!
We were all asked to create a layout about ourselves...I recently changed my profile picture on Facebook to one of my favourite photos of myself (there aren't too many of those I can assure you ;)) so I decided to print it out and use that one for my page.
I'm not normally a flower person if you know me and my style but I had that gorgeous Illustrated Faith 'She Blooms' paper left over from my May Hip Kit and decided the Doily Background cut file would work perfectly with the paper! I cut it out with my Cameo and turned it around until I was happy with how it looked on my layout!
I added lots of different types of embellishments like, chipboard, wood veneer, puffy stickers, flair and enamel dots to help the cut file pop off the page and by using a black and white photo it makes the colour pop too!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
To The Moon July 12, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
I am so thrilled to be here as a part of the Just Nick design team. If there is one thing I love most about crafting, it is the ability to use cut files on my layouts. For my All About me Layout, I decided to use the To The Moon cut file. My children are my absolute world, my reason for breathing each day. After 6 long years of trying my husband and I were blessed with our miracle child., Harmony. So I decided to use this cut file to express my love for her.
I look forward to sharing my work with you throughout my time here at Just Nick and hope I can inspire you to create beautiful memories :)
My Favorite by Tarrah McLean June 24, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
Below is the free cut file for June available for download until June 30th using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout!
There are so many possibilities with the Tic Tac Toe background cut file, I cut it out from white cardstock and then backed it with the one patterned paper for a clean look. Another idea would be to back each square with a different paper for a busier look!
I just love the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans! I am trying not to use too much of it! I love that I can use flowers on boy pages! The black and white photo helps to make the colours pop!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
June free cut file meets CARDS June 23, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog to share another take on the June free Tic Tac Toe Background cut file. So far this week, the design team has shown some fun ideas for using the design to fill the background of a scrapbook layout, as well as sizing and cutting apart the design to use as accent elements throughout a page. Today, I thought I would continue to show the versatility of this design as it relates to cardmaking.
I never seem to have enough Birthday cards in my stash, so I challenged myself to make two entirely different cards using the free cut file.
My first card uses the cut file to fill the background of my design. I sized the file to 5x5" and eliminated one row and one column of squares, before cutting it from white cardstock. Layering the finished piece overtop of red paper highlights the intricacies of the design.
The 'open' square spaces made for a fun place to stamp my sentiments.
You'll also note that I cut some additional patterned squares out of white cardstock, and attached them with foam adhesive over the 'blank' portions of the design. Doing this, creates more texture and balances out the height of the stamped and colored elements on the rest of the card design.
For my second card, I went more clean and simple.
Like I did in the first design, I ungrouped the file and used the plain square to cut out several of the patterned designs. I sized each individual square to 1.75" and cut them all out of white cardstock. I backed each of the patterned squares with colored papers. The squares were then adhered slightly overlapping and askew to the white cardstock background.
A clear acrylic word makes a statement, when it's sewn through the center portion of the grid of squares.
The one 'plain' square made for a nice place to stamp the remainder of my greeting.
Have you grabbed your free cut file yet? Hurry on over to the store and add it to your cart! It's only free with code: TICTACTOEFREE until June 30th!
Little Moments June 22, 2016 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with some layout inspiration using this months Freebie cut file; the Tic Tac Toe Background. You can download this file for free until June 30th using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout,
This was a bit of a challenge for me, not being a grid based scrapbooker, but I love a challenge to get me out of my comfort zone and try something different. I really love how my layout turned out...
I used the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection and sized my cut file openings to 2" x 2" so that these square project life cards would fit in the openings. I like the ombre effect I achieved by backing the cut file with the ombre pink pattern paper. I filled the solid areas with my photos, I didn't have enough photos for all the spaces so this vellum heart ephemera piece worked well to fill that last little space.
I even placed my title over two of the squares.
Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fabulous new designs in the JustNick Studios on-line store.
Hello love June 17, 2016 07:00
I made a second page to share with you all today
I used one of the exclusive cut files created by Just Nick Studio for the June Kit "La Dolce Vita" featuring Elle's Studio Little Moments.
Used Gelatos on the background
I clustered several pieces of the cut files under the photo and layered bits and pieces of embellishments as well
After writing a bit of journaling using a waterproof pen, I used my brush to flicker tiny bits of diluted gelatos and let it totally dry.
You can still join the hop and start right on the Clique Kits blog.
I hope you liked my page!
Happy May 10, 2016 07:00
It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new layout with you using the brand new and amazing Bits and Pieces Heart Background! This cut file would have to be one of my all time favourites from the awesome range of Just Nick cut files!
The Bits and Pieces Heart cut file is so effective no matter how you choose to use it, whether you choose to back each individual piece with different patterned papers or you could back it with the one patterned paper like I have done!
I used one of the busy patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio 'Up in the Clouds' collection to back the heart with. I love how the busy paper is broken up with the different size pieces from the heart cut file.
I added lots of extra Pinkfresh Studio goodies to this layout also including some of those awesome acetate words from the Life Noted collection and the rubber charms also from the Life Noted collection! I machine stitched through the acetate words to help hold them to the page!
Happy cutting and creating!
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