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Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

How pretty is this file?!  It's very versatile, too.  I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.

As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home.  Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments.  This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.

After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters.  I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.

 

I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.

To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture.  Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout.  Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!

Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

So glad you stopped by today!  And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 08, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

12 days of giveaways - DAY 5 - Johanna Valayer December 05, 2018 03:30 1 Comment

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for the 5th day of 12 days of giveaway ! Today the free cut file is the "joyful 2" background which is so cute ! 
I've decided to use this cut file to make a shaker card in my December daily 2018. I cut it to the size of my album and put it in a pocket I've made with my fuse tool. 
Before closing my pocket, I've added some christmas vibes sequins. I love so much these gold stars sequins ! Then, I've added a little sticker.
For the other card of my layout, I wanted to document the yummy cookies I've made which we have eaten while watching a Christmas movie on Netflix with my boyfriend ( typical Christmas cliché, I know ahah!)
I've decided to put my photo in this lovely gold puffy bell. Then, I've made a little pocket to insert a tag with my journaling, and I've added a little stamp. I've finished by adding little gold color shine splatters and my day 3 of my December daily was done ! 
Enter the code: JOY2FREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 05, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
I hope that you have enjoyed, I can't wait to see what you'll done with this cut file !
See you soon, Johanna xx

Holiday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Do you make holiday cards to send at this time of the year? Marcia here today. I try really hard to make cards and get them all mailed out. Some years I do better than others. I can't seem to force myself to make any though until after Thanksgiving. I am in full Christmas cardmaking mode now though, lol. I love using digital cut files on my cards just like I do my layouts. On my first card I added a pretty Layered Poinsettia along with some Stems 2. I love the dimension the layered poinsettia adds.

For my second card I used the Holly Ring digital cut file to frame my sentiment.

Here are the cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.


Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids.  Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful. 

I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them? 

After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape.  I love adding that extra depth to layouts.

My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.

I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.

I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Majken


Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?


Fall love - Johanna Valayer November 09, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am sharing with you two memorydex cards that I've made. 
Lately, I've started to make memorydex cards because I did not have any photo to scrap anymore. So I found this was a great way to keep being creative !
For theses cards, I used the new goldenrod collection from 1canoe2 and oh my god, I'm so in love with this collection. 
For the first one I used the "I like fall" cut file. I cut the fall word on this beautiful plaid-like paper and I made a shaker behind it with some sequins that remind the colors of the collection. 
I added some embellishments and this card was done !
For the second one, I used the "beautiful bouquet" cut file which was the perfect background cut file to me !
I backed the flowers with some beautiful papers and add this stunning word from the goldenrod collection. 
I did not add too much embellishments because I thought that the card was enough busy with the background. 

 I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 08, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here, Today I have a pretty layout to share. I love this photo of my daughter in her hippie skirt and Doc Martins! I wanted a cut file that wasn't too busy but soft and pretty. How gorgeous is the Floral Lattice Background cut file!

I cut it in white card stock and resized it to a 10x10 inch cut. I then paper pieced the flowers and petals (I have used the new Pink Paislee, Paige Evans Whimsical collection). I adhered the Floral Lattice onto my white base paper with foam tape to create a 3D effect.

Note I paper pieced different colour leaves for visual interest. Paper piecing a floral cut with a patterned paper will avoid it looking 'flat' and too monotone.

I adhered my photo using wash tape strip choosing a bright colour to contrast against my white base paper. I tucked under the left side of my photo (which is 4x4 inch photo) a floral bunch die cut from the ephemera pack and added a die cut sentiment phrase.

This collection has a beautiful rub on pack, perfect to use on a white background. I added lots of the faux stitching rub ons around my page, phrases, tiny hearts and butterflies. 

No splatters of black Color Shine on this layout because I wanted to keep it fresh and bright.

I didn't go overboard embellishing this layout, keeping lots of white space, allowing the cut file to be a stunning feature and then other elements to draw your eye to the photo.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and see you again soon.

Rachel x

 


SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 06, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that uses a few of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut file designs to document my biggest blessings, my children!

 JustNick_SO BLESSED_Nathalie DeSousa

To create the background i copy and welded the Fussy Foliage Background cut file a few times so  that it fit the 12x12 format, and then drew an oval to crop it from the center of the page.   The background was cut from white cardstock and then,   I used Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection to back the larger leaves.

 

 

 

Next, to frame the oval center,  the oval frame in the Gratitude cut file was copied and welded to form the frame in the page.  This was cut from white cardstock, and attached to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

A few flowers were fussy cut from papers from the collection, and then layered behind the picture. To bring some of the white from the frame and background, i used the the Grateful cut file to cut some of the leaves and layered them between  the floral images.

 

 

 

 

A few small stickers and embellishments from the collection were added in small clusters around the picture.  A small title was then added so that the focus remains the picture of my babies.

 

This layout took less than an hour to put together and I love how it all turned out! Remember to check all the cut files and all the new designs used in this page at the Just Nick Studio store.  As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

XO


Definitely Wonderful | Majken Pullin November 05, 2018 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  It's Majken here with you again today, and I have a fun and colorful layout to share with you. 

I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with the Criss Cross Background cut file, but I cut it out using my Cameo.  Then I started putting different patterned papers behind it.  When I saw the triangle paper, I thought "oh, this won't work", but I was pleasantly surprised and love how it looked behind the cut file!

Never say never! To frame my photo, I used the Boho Florals cut file.

Once I included my framed photo, I felt it still needed some special touches.  So I used a few of the criss cross cuts insides, and adhered them inside some random spots with a touch of adhesive, and then I stitched cross stitches in the center of them.  Some small bits of ephemera and stickers helped pull the criss cross shapes together.

I even put some plus sign stitches on the blue patterned paper on my photo frame and bottom border for additional whimsy. 

I hope you find some cut files in the JustNick Studio store where you can use both the cut file and the negative.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a super week!


Fall for you - Johanna Valayer October 23, 2018 07:00

Hello girls, 
I'm back today with a TN layout. I wanted to document this photo of my dog and I which was taken when we went for a stroll. I thought that the Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane would be perfect for this and I am pretty happy of how it turned out.
For this layout I used the "Leaf background" cutfile. I knew that I only wanted to use it on one page. As the page with the picture would be simple, I added a paper in the background of my cutfile. 
Then, I backed up the leaves with some papers of the willow lane collection and for 2 of them I used a gold glitter paper. As this page was enough busy, I just added a beautiful puffy sticker on the center. 
   
For the other page, I just backed up my photo with some papers and embellished around with some stickers. ( How awesome are the transparent stickers from the Willow lane collection? Really need more of them! ) 
I added my title and some splatters of gold color shine and that was done!
  
I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Pumpkin Carving | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 22, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Halloween inspiration for you. Do you have your pumpkins ready to carve? My son Trenton takes pumpkin carving very seriously. Last year I helped him create a stencil of the clown from the movie It using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but above the clown are the words You'll Float Too. This pumpkin was so popular last Halloween my Trick or Treaters (and their parents) were taking photos of it. I can't wait to see what he is planning to carve this year. I used the new Web digital cut file to add some creepiness to a corner. I love that big black spider hanging down.

For my title, I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed the letters with different pattern papers.

Here is a close up of that clown all lit up ...  Be sure to check out the eyes. Awesome, Right?

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!!


Fall Family Fun | Majken Pullin October 15, 2018 07:00

Hello crafters!  Majken here, excited to be with you here today.  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed layout with you using a newer cut file that JustNick released in September.  It made me think of wagon wheels and pumpkins!

 

Here is the cut file.

After I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted the image a second time, then rotated it 180 degrees.  I moved them where they slightly overlapped and welded the images to create a single cut file. Then I sized it where I wanted it. You could also cut the image twice and place it on your project to create the mirror.

Circle Mania is perfect for some sewing and tucking ephemera to create contrast.

You can see I used some 3D foam dots to pop up certain images.

I think this fall themed ephemera is just so pretty!  Here's one more close up.  I added a few enamel dots to create a visual triangle, plus a quick journal tag.

I'm so glad you visited today.  I hope you're inspired to manipulate and expand your cut files to make them fit your project.  Enjoy your week!

Cut file used:  Circle Mania


Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

 Hello girls !
I'm here today with a new 30x30 layout. I really had a lot of fun making this layout !
 
For this layout I used the gorgeous "mermaid tail background 2" on the left side of my page. I backed up it with some papers from the simple and sweet collection. This collection matched so much my photo for me, I really love how it turned out !
I made some mixed media with the packaging technique ; I used some colors that matched my papers and I finished with some splatters. 
If you want to try out this awesome cut file, just click on it !
   
Then, I embellished around my photo ; How cute is this frame with the stitched details ? For my title I used a big white glitter word mixed to an alpha, love the result ! 
Finally I added a little bit of stamping ( as usual ahah ) and I teared a little my cardstock which I backed with a paper and I added a staple and it was done !
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.

I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.

Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.

I used a light wood grain background paper.

I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.

I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.

I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.

I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Rachel x


On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!

This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!

I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout! 

And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!

When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!

I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store! 

Happy crafting! 

Monique


Happy Fall | Majken Pullin September 20, 2018 07:00

Hello crafty friends - Majken here again!  This week brings the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, and to celebrate, JustNick Studios is showcasing fall-themed cut files.  We don't get much of a fall "season" here in Houston, but we do look forward to the milder weather coming our way after hot summers!

For today's layout, I'm using the I Like Fall cut file to highlight two photos of my little pumpkin having fun with big pumpkins.  :)

Happy Fall

I Like Fall

I chose to use the "fall" part of the cut file to create a large title, and then I backed the leaves with the minty-green patterned paper.

One of my very favorite things to do is layer a cut file with ephemera and other items, so I took the flowers from the ephemera pack and created a visual triangle with one around the right of the cut file.  It is an easy technique and really helps the cut file pop!  Here's a couple of close-ups of it.

Some sewing along the inside edge of the white textured cardstock helps frame the cut file and photos.  I used the "Happy" sticker to complete the title.

I grounded several pieces of ephemera on the bottom right with a strip of ribbon, and I finished my layout off with a few enamel dots.

Cut Files Used:

I Like Fall

I hope your fall is full of pumpkins, pretty leaves, and fun activities!  Thank you for joining me today. 

Majken


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


Every Summer Has A Story | Rachel Lowe. September 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here and today I have a summer layout using several cut files and a wonderful title feature.

 Firstly I chose my title and then sized it as I needed for my layout.

From the Take me to Paradise cut file set I cut three flowers varying in sized, I then cut two of the palm leaves and one of the other leaf. I then put this together, using foam tape to layer my flowers and attached my leaves. I finished off my tropical flowers with some NUVO dew drops.

I then over sized the flamingo backing it with a wonderful paper from Heidi Swapps new collection Pineapple Crush. I added a die cut flower from the collection. I then hand stitched around the flamingo to add texture and definition. 

I used an ombre lime green paper from the Pineapple Crush collection which adds visual interest to my title. This title really enable me to add embellishments and my photo in a unique way.

I then added some embellishment features and my photo, careful not to over do the embellishing due to already having two large features on the layout.

 And there you have it, two wonderful cut files that you would certainly use over and over again. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own summer story layout!


All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!

Majken


You Make My Heart Smile | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 07, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. This week we are focusing on using the Words/Phrases in the JustNick Studio store. There are so many awesome phrases that could be used for titles. I wanted to scrap this fabulous photo of my son. Weekend vibes gave him such a great smile. I decided to use the You Make My Heart Smile cut file because seeing him smile makes me so happy.

Here is a closer look at my title. I cut it out twice, once with my pattern paper and again with a black cardstock. Layering the two really helps make that title pop.

Behind the title you can see the Star Background 5 digital cut file. I love stars for my guy layouts and the circles here repeat the circle pattern in the pattern paper on the left side of my layout. Those rings are delicate, be extra careful removing it from your mat.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have some fantastic weekend plans!


You fly - Johanna Valayer September 05, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am back with a new layout where I've experimented a new technique : The hand stitching. I was loving so much layout with stitched elements but as I did not have any stitching machine and I have never stitched anything in my life I was lost ahah ! So I decided to watch tutorials on Youtube and to try it out ! 
It takes me so long but I love how it turned out ! I've started by cutting with my silhouette some borders from "borders 1" cut file to make my background. 
 Then, I stitched some lines on and between my borders of different length and I added a bit of ink and my background was done. 
For my title I used the "hand cut letters 2" cut file. I love the design of the letters so fun ! I backed them with the same papers I used for the borders. 
As embellishments I used the simple and sweet collection, I thought that it was the perfect collection for my photo. I placed a touch of paper at the top of my layout, I love doing this at the moment I find that it adds something. Then a little stamping as usual under my tittle and it's done ! 

 

And you, do you make hand stitching on your layout ? I hope that you have enjoyed  xx 

 

 

 


Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...

I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...

I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.

I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.


Sun + fun - Johanna Valayer August 24, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, I am back with a new TN layout !
I wanted to try to use a background cut file to cover an entire page. For this, I used the "Arrowhead background". If you love this beautiful background cut file, you can click on the image below. 
I really loved how it turned out and I didn't want to cover it with embellishments or something... So, I have decided to just place my tittle on it. For this layout I used a citrus twist kit which matches with the Wild heart collection from Crate paper. This collection was perfect for my photo. 
For the other page of my layout, I placed an horizontal piece of the same paper I used to back up the cut file. Then, I backed my photo and add some embellishments. I finished with adding some sequins (I think that was the first time I use sequins in a layout and I really loved the end result), and some stamping and that's all ! I love so much TN layout because it's so easy and fast to do it ! 
And you, do you have a TN ? How often do you make TN layouts ?
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you xxx

Thankful | Rachel Lowe August 21, 2018 07:00

Hello friends! 

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with two cut files from the store.

And here is my layout.

I resized the Hearts a Flutter background cut file so it would fit my 8.5x11 inch layout. I cut it in white card stock and then added some blue paper behind several of the hearts for definition and to tie my color scheme together.

I have used Fancy Pants Design The Bright Side collection which os just gorgeous! I adore this photo of my son with his grandparents and wanted my layout to be soft and pretty. My title 'thankful' is about how lucky he is to have such wonderful and loving grandparents. When I attached my title, I slightly curved it and then glued down into place. I ensured my 'thankful' title was a contrast color so it did not get lost against the Hearts a Flutter background. I added a word sentiment from the die cut pack to finish my title off.

I paper layered my photo mat and attached my photo with foam tape. I added the floral bloom die cut and again with foam tape. I finished off adding a heart chipboard piece to the top of my photo, and a gorgeous die cut bird.

I created another element in the bottom corner of my layout, adding another die cut bird over a floral wreath, again I added both with foam tape for a 3D effect.

And as always I added a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way. See you again soon!

 


To the moon - Johanna Valayer August 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I"m here today with a new layout where I decided to scrap about my boyfriend and his nephew. This is why I have decided to use some colors I'm not used to work with and I really like how it turned out !
For this layout I used the "dreamcatcher background" that you can find by clicking on the image below. 
Firstly I had to decide which part of the cut file will be backed with my photos, I tried to do it harmoniously. Then, I backed up the cut file with the beautiful stay colorful collection from Dear Lizzy. I tried to use some "neutrals" patterns. 
As I love it so much, I stamped this little quote at the bottom right corner then, I
added a touch of color to recall the colors of the patterns. 
Finally I've made a little cluster of embellishments at the upper left corner with these little super cute puffy stickers (aren't they ?) and I've added some embellishments on the cut file. 
A little touch of gold and that's it ! I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, xx

Fly High / Leslie Berner August 06, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Chill Out | Majken Pullin August 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans...it's Majken with you today to share a fun and summery layout!  I used some fun alpha techniques to create my title, and a sun cut file for my journaling area.  Let's take a look!

 

I used both Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2.  

For the Outline Alpha, I first made each letter its own compound path, and then I overlapped the letters to create the words "Chill" and "Summer".  I selected each word and welded the letters together so they'd maintain their outline.  I filled in each letter with a different patterned paper and stitched around each letter.  I love the texture that the stitching adds to cut files!

For the script alpha letters, I overlapped them to create cursive words, welded them together, and then cut each word "out" and "it's" three times to glue them together to create a more 3-dimensional look.

How fun is the sun from Sunny Days for journaling?  I typed out my journaling after measuring the inside of my sun, printed it, then used a punch to cut it for my center.

Here's a quick look at the "Summer" with some sequins to add to the polka dot paper:

I hope this inspires you to create some fun titles using the JustNick alphas on your next project!  I'm so glad you joined us on the blog today.

Cut files used:


Go See Do | Rachel Lowe July 25, 2018 07:00

Hi Justnick friends Rachel here!

I have a fun travel layout for you today using this gorgeous cut file which I over sized!

I have scrapped the first page of an album I will be creating of our trip to Croatia, I wanted to create a bright and sunny layout so chose a bright yellow and white striped paper to cut my chosen cut file.

I sized my cut file taking into account the size of my two photos and that I cut the white card stock down to 11x11 inches to I could have a contrast paper (the boat paper fab for my them as a border).

As my cut file is my title and large adding more words or sentiments was going to make it too 'busy' so I have added text to my photos (I use Aviary App) instead.

I placed my photos in the 'spaces' to the left and right of my page, then it was fun time, adding all the gorgeous embellishments. I have used Paige Evans Pick-Me-Up collection. As always I have foam taped some elements so my layout has some height variation.

It is ok to cover some of the title, I just did it in a way that still makes it easy to read.

I have 'framed' my photos by adding embellishments to ensure the eye is drawn to the photos.

Thank you for stopping by today! This is a simple layout but has lots of impact due to the over sized cut file and lots of bright colours.

See you soon x

 

 

 


Moments I Love | Majken Pullin July 24, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick creatives - Majken here! I'm happy to be joining you today with a layout showcasing two cut files.  Just over two years ago, my husband and I took the kids with us on our first trip to Canada, to what we think is the most stunning place:  Banff, Alberta.  We just fell in love with the welcoming people and the gorgeous views, and that's why I chose the Free Love cut file to create a large title for this layout.

One of my favorite techniques is to back the cut file with different patterned papers from a collection, then add in some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.  All the different depths form a perfect contrasting interest to the cut file!  

I wanted to tie the floral look with the butterflies with some clouds, so I chose the Fluffy Cloud Background cut file to cut a couple of the clouds (I used the inside of two) and popped one up for even more "fluff"!

Large titles are very "in", and the Free Love cut file was perfect.  Go grab a cut file to create your own large title and don't overlook using the insides of cut files for your projects like I did with the clouds.  

Cut files used:

Have a fun week!


Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 06, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!!  I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago.  I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.

Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro.  I've been crafty all my life!  I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style.  My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros.  I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.  

Okay, on to the layout!  

I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am.  I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks.  I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.

I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.

I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.

I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others! 

Cut files used:

Have a crafty weekend!

 


Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me ....  I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.

For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted.  I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.

This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...

But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...

Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...

You might be able to read my journaling here...

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great week!


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! 

 


Frozen | Jaclyn Rench June 22, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share a recent scrapbook page.

I love finding untraditional and/or unexpected uses for my digital die cut designs.  It's not a technique I always search out, but certainly one that fell in my lap for this page.  In the process of cleaning up and reorganizing my digital files, I ran across Just Nick's gorgeous Frosted Windowpanes design.  Knowing that I had not yet had the opportunity to use it and also knowing that I had been holding onto these photos of my daughter dressed up as Elsa, from the Disney movie Frozen - a perfectly paired page was born! 

I initially cut the design from white cardstock, but a backing layer of shimmery, sugar coated white cardstock, really makes it special.  The entire piece was attached to my page with foam adhesive, which creates lots of dimension and shadowing on my page.  I finished off the design with a scattering of blue, clear and white sequins for another bit of interest and sparkle.

The Frosted Windowpane design, with two straight sides, nestles nicely into the upper corner of my title and journaling block.  It reinforces my 'Frozen' theme, while framing out and leading the viewers eye to the story and photos on the page.

 

Thank so much for joining me today!  I hope you've been inspired to get crafty with your favorite Just Nick designs!

Cut file used: 

Frosted Windowpanes


You're a Peach! Rachel Lowe June 18, 2018 07:00

 Hello Justnick friends!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with a stunning background cut file.

I LOVE this Quatrefoil Background 2 cut file and it loses none of its effect re sizing it for a 8.5x11 inch layout!

  I have used the lovely collection by onecanoetwo Twilight.

 I re sized my cut file to 8.3x10.8 inches so I could have a small border of contrasting paper. I backed the cut file onto white card stock to provide a colour contrast.

Now it was time to pretty up my layout. I ensured I used darker coloured embellishments so they stood out against my background.

I created a vase of flowers using die cuts and arranging them as in my photo below. By adding the over sized word Blessed this is a lovely feature that draws the eye.

To frame my photo I have used the large floral cluster rom the die cut pack finished off with the super cute peach sticker.

I have foam taped many of the elements on my page to create some height and dimension to my layout.

 

 I finished my layout off by creating a banner, heart feature which I added some machine stitching to. Finally I added some fussy cut moths from one of the papers and added NUVO drops to the centre of my flowers, on the leaves and peach.

 

 The texture and visual impact a background cut file can create really adds a wow factor to your layout!

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Happy cutting and creating!

Rachel

X

 

 


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 09, 2018 07:00



Sisters | Jaclyn Rench June 07, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share a new scrapbook page I've made using the In Bloom cut design.

I selected this design in particular, as I knew it would make a fun graphic pop against the painterly lines of my background patterned paper.  With a colorful, and somewhat busy backdrop, I quickly decided that the cut file should be cut from black cardstock.  Doing so, ensures that the designs are not lost amongst the layers and colors of the page, as well as reinforcing the triangular placement of elements.

  

I cut two of the single floral designs, one slightly bigger than the other.  The biggest of the two florals is tucked along the left side of my photo and accented with a chipboard flower underneath.  The open spaces left in the petals and leaves, allow for a peek at the layered elements below.

The smaller of the two single florals is nestled along the right bottom corner of my photo.  It's placement helps accent the page title.

The duo of florals sits along the upper right edge of the page.  Again, it is accented with chipboard flowers, but this time they sit on top of the cut design.  A couple of fussy cut butterflies add even more texture and interest to this section of the page.

Cut file used: 

In Bloom

I hope this layout inspires you to use your Just Nick designs to make a statement on your next scrapbook layout!

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!


Good Vibes - Rachel Lowe June 01, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick friends!

I tend to scrap smaller photos and square them but today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using a 4x6 inch portrait photo. I struggled for a while shuffling things around my layout then I decided to use a frame with the ability to embellish it so it became the centre piece of my layout.

These frames are just gorgeous! I chose the portrait one to use on my layout (keeping in mind your photo with the heart on the inside of the frame). I resized to fit my photo using a multi coloured aztec paper from the Good Vibes collection by Simple Stories (all product for this is using this collection).

Firstly I created a border to contrast against the white card stock.

Once I had fixed my photo into place to the inner cut file frame I attached it to the centre of my page. I left the sides of the photo and frame untaped so I could tuck embellishments under.

I add the die cut FAB as my title to the top centre and finished off with a cute kissing emoji.

Under the photo frame at the bottom of my pageI added another row of super cute stickers and die cuts from the collection in keeping with the theme of my photo and layout. I added some messy machine sewing to add texture.

In designing the top and bottom of my layout first it allowed me to visually see  my frame and how I would place my embellishments.

I have tucked die cut floral bunches under both sides of the inner cut file frame, I added a word sentiment stickers to both floral bunches finished off with a heart die cut. I played extra hearts over the cut file hearts with foam tape to add height.

I can't wait to use the other shaped infinity hearts frames on my layouts because it certainly added a real factor to my photo and layout!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!


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!

 

 

 


You are my Happy - Rachel Lowe May 16, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone! 

I hope your having a wonderful week so far.

Today I have a fun layout all about my green fingers NOT lol!

 

I have used two cut files on this layout:

I have used Crate Paper Good Vibes collection.

I firstly cut a cactus with matching pot which I have foam taped and added machine sewing for texture. Once I had glued my cactus I added cactus stickers from the collection but foam taped then in place so it created a 3D effect.

As it was a feature of my layout I then added a chipboard bird, word stickers/chipboard, heart and enamel pendant.

I then re sized my title to fit my layout. I cut two more hearts and attached them over the heart in the title, added a row of machine sewing down the centre to create a 3D heart.

I have used three paper layers to mat my photo (of the only green things I don't kill lol!) and added some messy machine sewing to the outer pieces of paper. I attached my photo with foam tape and tucked in the paper layers a floral die cut and to finish a die cut bow.

I then typed some journalling and finished it off with another enamel pendant.

Of course a had to add a light splatter of black color shine!

Don't be afraid to mix up your layouts with larger features, photos in unusual places on your layouts or adding to your cut file, it all makes for a individual and unique layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Until the next time take care.

Rachel 

xXx



 


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!

 

 


My Greatest Blessings Call Me Mom | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 09, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a layout about my three greatest blessings. The most important and rewarding job I have is being a Mom to my kids. Let me tell you though, it hasn't been easy! I sometimes wish they were little again. Patching up skinned knees is way easier than helping patch a broken heart ... or sitting by a hospital bedside after a car accident. But love binds us together and I know I can get through anything with my kids by my side. So to celebrate Mom's week at JustNick Studios, I decided to scrap a recent photo of my kids with me from a recent camping trip at our favorite spot, Itasca.

I used the Mom digital cut file for the 'MOM' part of my title and alpha stickers for the rest. I love the little flowers and sprigs of leaves welded to the letters. It suits my outdoor photo. I backed the flowers with some pattern paper and then added some enamel dots for dimension.

I created clusters of embellishments on both sides of my photo. To reinforce the outdoor theme I cut some stems from the Stems 4 digital cut file to add to those clusters.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week and for you Mom's, I hope your Mother's Day is fabulous.


Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 06, 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! 

Then for some embossing! I stamped some additional florals and leaves into my frames and embossed with gold glittery powder! I also embossed the "love you" and "thankful for you" sentiments and I love how this turned out! 
I fussy cut and added some additional flowers, butterflies, and adorable coffee and tea cups around my floral frame and stuck in a picture of my mom and I now, and when I was little. I created a kind of bottom and top border by using the branding strips of the 6x6 pad and then adding multiple word sentiment stickers. 
Thank you for stopping by! Stop by the shop to pick out your own floral cut files and create something for your mom this coming mother's day! 

Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 03, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a fun layout I created using one cut file, some white cardstock, and watercolors!

For this project, I used the Spring Fling Ring cut file with the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection (one of my favorites).

I began by cutting the Spring Fling Ring and then used Prima watercolors to paint the flowers in colors that match the embellishments from the MME collection. I then added watercolors on the background paper to match the flowers.

I adhered the dried cut file to my card stock with foam squares and then added die cuts, brads, enamel dots, and the mirrored title.

You guys! This layout took me no more than one hour!! I love how colorful it is and the file looks so pretty with the watercolors.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you love this cut file as much as I, stop by the JustNick shop and grab one for yourself!! 


Celebrate today | Laureen Wagener May 02, 2018 11:17 1 Comment

Hi you guys and welcome back to the blog!

Today it's my turn to share a new layout with you and I am totally in love with my project! I went back to the basics for this one, just to what I started with - cut files and simple backing!

I am totally crushing on the new Medallion cut file and used it for my project.
I cut it out of white cardstock at almost 12".
For my papers I decided to make a small dent in my hoarded Fancy Free stash.
I am still so loving this collection and it is still one of my all time favorites. It's so fresh and fun and just lovely!

I backed every open space of the cut file with a different pattern which was a little time consuming but so so worth it!


Then I grabbed my picture and started embellishing the entire page.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum to have the cut file plus all the colors and papers be the star of the scene!



It wouldn't be a Laureen layout without some spray mist, so I sprinkled some black Heidi Shine to finish off my layout.



I am totally going back to create these layouts more often! While scrapping I noticed how much I am missing these classic "old- school" cut file backing, playing with patterned paper layouts.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Have a great day,

Laureen
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Cut file used:
Medallion


Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 01, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring a cool cut file called Under the Stars featuring fun outdoorsy elements. 

Here is my layout: 

I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan.  The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page!  So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out!  I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page.  I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak. 

Here is a close up:

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts. 

x