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This is the Good Stuff | Patricia July 10, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

Hello Friends!!  I am always a little envious of summer break for my daughter.  As adults, we miss those days!  Today's post is documenting about swimming as our favorite way to enjoy Summer, but it is also to share how you can get two Traveler's Notebook spreads from the new TN Make Waves cut file.  Since we adults don't have Summer Breaks, making the most of our time in the craft room is a win/win for us!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

Next week I will share the other half of this cut file in my notebook. For today, I'm using the right side.  How cool is that pattern.  I chose to cut this file out from a tone on tone pattern paper, and then backed it with a diagonally black and white pattern paper.  Just enough contrast, but not too much.  I make the cut file a tad bit bigger but not too much, and that way it gives me room to create a layered look under it before adhering to my notebook.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

In planning this spread, I wanted to add a good bit of journaling about our Summertime favorite activity.  So I printed my photos small about 2x2.75, trimming them with just about a 1/4" inch of the white border.  I like the white border on photos to create some breathing room for the design.  Then I clustered die cuts and puffy stickers around the photos.  If you are very linear in your scrapbooking, clustering photos like this and tilting them is a good start in creating that carefree layered look.  The die cuts help to ground the photos.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

I love seeing all that beautiful cut file above it and peeking underneath.  For my journaling, I decided to highlight it with a die cut frame.  I traced the inside opening of the frame on a separate piece of cardstock, then sent this through my typewriter to type my journaling, trimmed, stapled, and then adhered.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

All I did to finish this page was add more of the same flower die cuts, and blue die cut with the saying and color to balance that blue from the left side to add more framing of the journaling.  I also added the year with same stamp that I used to stamp June on the left side die cut.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

I will be back later this month using the second half of this same cut file.  I hope this shows you how simple and quick your creative time can be during the busy Summer months!


Beach Babe | Majken Pullin July 8, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends...Majken (@chocoscrapaholic) here today to extend our Summer Fun themed projects with you!  This one is especially fun because I decided to scrapbook from a past summer vacation.  Take a look.

The Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection is so fun, and I cannot get enough of the rainbow ombre background.  This time, I used it to back the new Beach Babe cut file (link coming soon!).  And then I decided to stitch around each letter to help give the cut file some texture.

Next, I spritzed some Close To My Heart ink (Pacifica and Outdoor Denim) with a bit of water to create drops on my background.

While that dried, I realized I wanted a bottom border to help anchor and balance the title.  I found the Wave Border 2 cut file and decided to cut two borders for dimension.  I used one border as-is, and then I created a second border by moving the border over and inserting one to weld with it.  My second one went off-screen, so I used the knife to trim the edges (you can use the eraser too if you don't have Silhouette Studio Design Edition).

I cut one out in a Faded Jeans Distressed Tim Holtz/Ranger/Coordinations textured cardstock and the other in Close To My Heart Twilight cardstock. I used 3D foam adhesive to pop up the Twilight cardstock.

I tucked my photo behind the top of the title, and then added some chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.

This layout was so much fun to make!  Here are the two cut files used.

What cut file will you use for your next summer fun layout?

Thanks for joining us today!

Majken


Soak up the sun | Anna Blades July 7, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. Anna here today with you with this summery layout featuring one of the newest cut files that you can find in the shop.

For today's page, I've chosen the Soak up the Sun cut file. I love this big title and its font, with this half sun on the side.

I cut it from white cardstock and I wanted to raise it, so I cut it from yellow foam too. That gives a very special look to the cut file making a yellow shadow. 

I only backed the letters because I wanted to see the cool pink-yellow gradient peeking through the sun rays. It seems like the sun was shining. Don't you think?

I placed my picture in the center of this half sun because it seemed to be the perfect spot for it.

I used the Summer lights collection from Crate Paper, one of the most beautiful beach themed collections ever. I love all the bright colors and all the pretty embellishments with iridescent foil.

Finally, I scattered some sequins all over the page, simulating drops of water.

And that's it! I love how it turned out and I hope it gives you some inspiration for your summer pages. And remember that you can find new cut files every week in the shop.

Take care and see you soon!!


BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that ! 

I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.

I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !

So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!

 I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.

 I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout. 

 I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.

 Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you  will get inspired on the spot !

Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wish you all a great crafty day !

Sophie xx


Best Birthday Ever | Patricia June 25, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

Hello Friends!  I'm excited to see the Traveler's Notebook cut files JustNick Studio has in the shop!  For today I'm sharing this project using the TN Best Day Ever cut file.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

I did enlarge the cut file a little bit more to just be a tad smaller than my notebook.  Since I used pattern paper to cut this file out, I decided to use the 'best day ever' letters as part of my title and not use the negative cut file (page).  I used another white piece of cardstock, fussy cut pattern paper, and then foam adhered my letters to it.  Another way I changed the use of the cut file, was instead of using 'day,' I used 'birthday.'

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

I used the background cut file for my right side.  I didn't want a big contrast and love how the letters from 'best ever' flow with the same pattern paper I used her on the right.  I also love the greens from the fussy cutting pattern paper, so I used a tight pattern paper paper with some of the same greens found in the fussy cut leaves to back the majority of this cut file.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

And then for the larger ornate cut outs, I used a simple grid with similar colors to flow nicely with my left side.  I love how this came out giving me the beautiful texture, soft colors, and layers. 

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

This cut file captured this special birthday perfectly!  Whether you had amazing vacation, celebration, time with others, the TN cut files are a great way to get started.  Hope this inspires you to tweak the cut titles, and don't be afraid to use the pattern paper as the cut out and then layer with more pattern papers!  


Shine | Anna Blades June 24, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Anna here with you today with this simple and beautiful layout. I love butterflies and this cut file is just amazing. It's called Butterfly Background 2 and it was perfect for the "Unforgettable" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I cut it from white cardstock because I wanted it to stand out from the background. I also raised it with foam dots to give more dimension. 

For the background, I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin. With different shades of pink and aqua, I made brushstrokes with a wide brush, because I was looking for this effect at the end of the strokes.

I painted only the part of the page that was covered by the cut file, leaving the edges white. So this way, the background and the cut file merge.

I placed some butterflies die cuts "tone on tone", and my picture in the lower right corner a little crooked.

Some butterflies from the cut file are just the silhouette, so I used one of them to stack a little cluster on top of it.

I hope you like this layout! As you can see, you can create an amazing background in a few minutes just with some watercolors and a cut file!

Don't forget to check all the beautiful background cut files in the shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!


{Wonderful Day} Print & Cut a Cut File with Minc Foil | Majken Pullin June 19, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today to share how I used the Silhouette Studio print and cut feature with the Minc foil to create a fun cut file title.  I used the new It's a Wonderful Day cut file -- which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it!

It's so hard to photograph foil, so my main photo shows unbalanced light so you can better see that gorgeous pink foil I've paired with the Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice collection (with a little embellishment help from Pink Paislee Auburn Lane).  Here is the layout with balanced light:

The first thing I did was spattered some ink on a blank textured white cardstock and set it aside to dry.

Next I opened the It's a Wonderful Day cut file in Studio, choose Print & Cut, and print the cut file on smooth cardstock on my laser printer.  Some tips for you:

  1. Make sure your registration marks are turned on.  What you are printing should not fall into the hashmarked area.
  2. Use smooth cardstock so your foil will apply smoothly.
  3. Make your print slightly larger than the cut so that you don't have toner missing on the edges.
  4. Use a laser printer to print your file.  If you don't have one, you can use a copy place like Kinko's or use laser toner paper like the one from Heidi Swapp (if you use toner paper then there's no need to print...you just need to cut your file as you normally would).

Once it was printed, I sent the file to my Silhouette Cameo to cut.

Then it's ready to put through the Minc machine with the foil.  I used the #3 setting.  Rather than back the cut file letters individually, I tore strips of paper to lay behind the "wonderful".

I tucked my layered photo in the top left of the strips.

A few embellishments and journal strips finished the layout.

Here's the cut file.

I hope you try your take on print and cut with foiling - if you do, share it with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio.

Thanks for dropping by today!  Have a great weekend.

Majken

Majken Pullin


ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !

 

 

I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.

I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.

I backed the cut file with different lovely patterned papers from the Jen Hadfield "Hey, Hello" collection, and used some goodies from that same collection as well as from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters collection. I added adhesive foam in the back of the cut file before adhering it to ma page.

 

I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page. 

My title comes from the Heidi Swapp Planner Mini Stocker Book. I wrote down my journaling on little stripes of paper and added the date. I applied a few Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there on my page as the finishing touch !
And here it is ! I love the end-result and hope you do too ! That cut file is so beautiful and easy to use !
Here are a few close-ups.

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !

Sophie xx

 

 

Black Beauty | Patricia June 9, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  I am using the brand new TN Beauty cut file for my project today and completely intended on using it for what I usually scrapbook about, my family.  But as a scrapbooker and a creative person, and more so lately, I tend to be influenced by what is going on around me.  So today's post is influenced by so much sadness and seeing toxic behaviors, but also bringing in my spiritual beliefs and faith into them with paper and this gorgeous cut file.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

With those feelings and influences, I immediately thought 'black beauty.'  So I built that cut file page around it by backing it with a rich beautiful woodgrain pattern paper and then added my title and embellishments around it.  Gorgeous against that black!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

I tinkered a bit with adding something else to that left side, but decided to focus on a lot of white space in the design, and add a big pop of contrast and color to the right along with my typed journaling.  I used a scrap piece of cardstock with dried watercolors on it to type my scripture and add to the right side.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

I used the same woodgrain pattern paper on the back of this cut file page, and then used the reverse of it with the floral and leaf patterns to back my leaves and flowers.  I did concentrate on backing the leaves first with most of the green from the pattern.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

And then concentrated the large floral patterns to back the floral cut file parts of this file.  It came out even better than I imagined, looking like stained glass.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

I hope this inspires you as well to use your gifts and talents to process through these difficult times.  It helps us to be the best we can for others that we influence in our lives.  Happy creating!!


Lovely Bird | Majken Pullin June 4, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone-

Welcome to the blog - Majken here with you today sharing a sweet layout with a photo of a hummingbird captured a few years ago by my husband.  I used Spring Birdhouse and Stems 4...take a look!

I kept the layout simple by building a base to my layout using the Spring Birdhouse cut file that I cut out using white textured cardstock.  I backed the file using different papers from the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection.

I added several flowers using the ephemera and stickers from the collection to add layers, and I tucked in several stems from Stems 4.

They add a lovely subtle base to the flowers, especially when paired with the stems from the collection!  I left the bow at the top of the birdhouse simple, but you could also cut out the bow in a different color paper to add more dimension.

I added some additional stickers and enamel dots for more pops of color to complement the backed flowers of the cut file.  I need to go back and add a small bit of journaling to capture the date.

Here are the cut files I used on my layout today:

I hope you have a sweet day filled with lovely bird songs!

Majken


Best day ever | Anna Blades June 1, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here today with you sharing my first TN spread (the second in my life) for JustNick Studio. I've been scrapbooking for several years and I've never felt so interested in this type of project. But now I must admit that I really enjoyed it!

To create this TN spread I used two of the new June cut files: TN Beauty and TN Best Day Ever, and mixed them with a lot of fun techniques.

For the left page, I used the title from the TN Best Day Ever as a stencil to apply the new texture paste from Heidi Swapp and run it through my Minc machine with the Champagne gold foil. I love the result.

I haven't used my fuse tool for a long time, so I decided to create a pocket shaker with a patterned paper and some beautiful sequins from Neat and Tangled.  On top of it, I placed the floral page from the TN Beauty cut file. I love all the sequins peeking up through the flowers.

I did it a little bit smaller than the left page, so I framed it with the same patterned paper on the left page.

All papers and embellishments are from "Emerson Lane" and "Honey and Spice" collections by Heidi Swapp.

I hope you like it and I encourage you to give a TN spread a try! They're so much fun to do!

Have a wonderful week!

See you soon!


Remember | Kelly Barron May 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have another TN spread to share using the Remember cut file from the store. 

I have been steadily working on this project, and wanted to summarize the best parts of my trip. I love the way that this cut file fills the page and I chose to back it with colorful papers in a rainbow order.

To add a bit more interest without overpowering the cut file, I added a few flowers in colors that matched the area to keep my rainbow theme.

I did place the pop dots under the flowers to create a bit of dimension without it being too much. I am not sure how thick my album will be and I do want to contain this trip in one album. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that this inspires you to create! 

Kelly


Today/ Nastya Efimenko May 20, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hello craft friends, today here is Nastya and my new layout using three cut files.

One of the files is Delicate Floral stunning flowers

I used a cut file for the title Here and Now 

I also used two butterflies from the cut file Basic Butterflies Outline 

Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.

 


The Beauty Of You | Claudia van Rooijen May 19, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection and the Crazy Circle Background cut file.

Crazy Circle Background

The collection comes with this beautiful floral wreath type of paper so I thought it would cool to cut it out and layer it behind my photo.

I didn't want this layout to be overly complicated so I mostly just grabbed some florals featured within the collection and layered them behind the wreath for a little bit of dimension.

I added some enamel dots around the layout for some additional pops of color.

The acetate florals are my favorite within the collection - I love the effect they add and this color is so pretty!

 

Then I punched out some tiny butterflies and positioned them on the layout with the wings folded up.

The last thing I did was add some gold splatters which makes it all come together.

Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout!

Have a wonderful day,

Xo Claudia

 


happy // Sarah Bargo May 16, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I wanted to share a fun and easy way to use a cut file on your travelers notebook layouts! I used the word happy from the Spring Words cut files!

I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Oxide ink refill and watercolored a little bit directly onto the word!

I always leave a few spots of the surface white that I'm watercoloring, I think that reveals the "magic" of the watercolor technique!

Do you like creating travelers notebook mini albums? I love them I think they're so much fun! Especially when you have a cute cut file to put on the page like these cute Spring words!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy scrappy day! 

 


Good Times | Patricia May 14, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

Hello Everyone!  I hope you have taken advantage of the NSD sale last week.  JustNick Studio Cut Files always get me inspired.  Today I'm using the Spring Wreath 2 in my Traveler's Notebook.

Spring Wreath 2, Cut Files, JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files

I cut the file in the size it opened to in my Silhouette Studio Software.  I intended to use the positive cut file only, but I loved the look of the negative, that I used both!  First I printed my photo large enough to fill the inside, trimmed and adhered to my notebook.  Then I took the negative from the cut file, trimmed the cardstock to fit my album, folded it in middle, and adhered.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

Then I just fit the positive cut file inside it.  I made my photo Black and White because it was so busy with the green grass.  I also love the contrast of the black and white photo with the white from the cut file.  To add a striking contrast, I added die cuts in florals and leaves that matched the cut file, tucking them here and there and foam adhering a few.  My title is a wood veneer piece and adds a nice subtle contrast to the photo.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

I didn't need a lot of journaling for this, so I just stamped and fussy cut for my date, then added puffy stickers to add my year.  To add a little more pop of color, I lined and tucked labels in the same colors as the die cuts under the negative cut file to finish.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying these gorgeous cut files!


Sunshine/ Nastya Efimenko May 8, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone! It`s Nastya with new layout .

I used cut file - Basic Butterflies Outline

Some butterflies I filled the scrap papers and added chipbord title and cut out flowers.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 


Love These Moments | Claudia van Rooijen May 6, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with a layout I created using the 'Moments' cut file and my Chasing The Sun collection with Pretty Little Studio.
I always love using cut files like this one because they are such a great start off point to any project and there is a lot of different ways to use it. For this one I decided to mount all the letters with the same paper and then added foam tape so it would add dimension since I used white cardstock for my background.
The collection comes with some cute frames so rather than adding layers behind my photo I decided to switch it up and just use the frame.
One of my personal favorite papers in the collection is a paper with watercolor brush strokes. I cut them out one by one and played around with the positioning to create a faux mixed media effect - I love how it came out!
Whenever I use a cut file of a word I always like to decorate each letter with little embellishments so I pulled out some icecream cones and small florals to help create more interest. I made sure that all colors were somehow featured and I personally always love a colorful layout.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to create.
Thank you so much for joining me,
Xo Claudia

Kindness Everyday | Majken Pullin May 5, 2020 07:00

Hello friends!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone is taking a big, deep cleansing breath as we head into a new month.  Is it just me, or did April feel like it was 897 days long? Well, in any case, it's a nice time to celebrate the small things --  like when siblings are kind to one another.  My daughter and son do get along for the most part, but when you can see the love, those are golden times.  <3  I'm so glad I was able to capture a spontaneous moment of their love on camera a few years ago.  Let's take a peek!

Kindness Everyday

For my layout, I first found my two photos and muted the photo color saturation so the bright colors in the background wouldn't be too bold and overpower (but not so much to make them fully black and white) before printing them.  I pulled out the Pebbles This is Family collection.

I spritzed some Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distressed Oxide ink and water onto my white textured cardstock.  While I let that dry, I cut the Kindness Everyday cut file out on one of the floral patterned papers from the collection using my Cameo 4.

I also matted my photos using patterned papers and black textured cardstock.

I love a bold title on a scrapbook layout!  I cut nine rectangles out and adhered them to the edges of my 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" white cardstock background, adhered that to a 12x12 black cardstock, and then sewed around the edge of the white and over the pink rectangles.

Some ephemera and enamel dots finished the layout!

This was a fun layout to pull together, and I hope you are inspired to create using cut files and pretty paper!

Here is the cut file used on today's project:

We appreciate you stopping by the blog today!  Stay safe, be crafty.

Majken

Majken Pullin


Paradise | Kelly Barron April 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a TN spread to share using the Butterfly Background 4 cut file. 

I am working in my vacation notebook and wanted to include some larger photos of gorgeous scenery that don't need journaling. This butterfly cut file is perfect to balance out the large photo. 

After cutting out the file, I backed the butterflies with colorful patterned paper, and then adhered it to my background. I placed a few flowers around the cut file, but kept the embellishments to a minimum in an effort to keep the page somewhat flat. Splatters of white acrylic paint help to add dimension without adding bulk.

I decided to add a couple of phrase stickers as my title directly on top of my photo. This is a fun technique and works best if you have a bit of "white" space on your photo to allow your title to stand out. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that this inspires you to create! Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and check out the new cut files. 

Kelly


Amazing / Nastya Efimenko April 28, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using beautiful cut file.

 

In the background I drew a flower in watercolor.

And added this beautiful butterfly  - Floral Butterfly

Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.

 


Love | Vicki Parker April 25, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous new April releases.

 

 

I used Spring Wreath 2 which you can find in store here.

 

 

I started by cutting the wreath on some patterned paper from Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection and sticking it slightly off centre on a sheet of Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper in a similar greeny/blue shade.

 

 

I wanted to do lots of layering around my photo, but leave the wreath pretty much as it was because it's so, so pretty.

 

 

I used lots of die cuts and stickers from the Jen Hadfield, Hey Hello collection to layer up the photo and I also added a few enamel dots and paint splatters. 

 

 

I finished with the title "Love" using some Amy Tangerine Thickers. I was happy with how this came together - it's lovely and subtle and really showcases the cutfile and photo. Thanks for looking!

 


Rainbow Baby | Majken Pullin April 23, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.  I'm sharing some rainbow inspiration today using Chasing Rainbows and the Sketch Block Alpha.  I decided my rainbow was going to follow the color pattern you see in a secondary rainbow where the colors are reversed from the standard ROYGBIV you see in a primary rainbow.  I used Pink Paislee's Bloom Street by Paige Evans (with some help on orange from Horizon).

Rainbow Baby

I cut out "rainbows" and the rainbow outline from the Chasing Rainbow and "BABY" from the Sketch Block Alpha cut files first using white textured cardstock.  I decided on the papers for the inside of the rainbow bands and cut each out using my Cameo.  (To do this, release the compound path of the rainbow, remove the outside edges, and create an offset for each band to make them slightly larger to glue behind the rainbow outline.  You could also cut each without offsetting to fit them inside the rainbow like a puzzle if you prefer.)

A second look at a different angle.  You can see I scattered some matching enamel dots inside the rainbow bands for some additional texture.  I popped up some ephemera flowers using 3D foam adhesive to add even more dimension!

For the title, I left "BABY" unbacked because I wanted the pretty watercolor background to peek through.  I trimmed some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up too. I snipped the "s" off the end of "rainbows" to modify the word for how I used it.

I layered my photo with different papers and added journaling and other ephemera to finish my layout. 

I hope you are inspired to create your own rainbow!  Here are the cut files I used on today's layout. 

Show us your work using your favorite JustNick Studio cut files on Instagram...tag us!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Majken

Majken Pullin

 

 


What A Cutie | Claudia van Rooijen April 22, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the new Butterfly Background 4 cut file and the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee. 

I really love this cut file and it took me a little while to decide what collection to use with it since I think that butterflies go with most collections. I thought it would be fun to throw it back a bit and use an older collection so I pulled out Fancy Free - a lot of the papers are so pretty and would make a great background but this particular paper with pink/orange brush strokes really caught my eye. 

I love the acetate frame that came with the ephemera pack and used it as an overlay for a fun and colorful effect. Since the collection is so colorful I chose to use a black and white photo of my cat Joey for a bit of contrast.

I cut out some tiny florals out of a 12x12 paper and placed them around the layout to make it look a bit more interesting. Behind some of the florals I then added some foam tape to create dimension.

The tassel was one of the last things I added and I decided to layer it with this puffy heart from an older Maggie Holmes collection (I love these!).

To finish off the project I added some gold splatters using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray in the color Gold Lame - you can't go wrong with those!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it has inspired your next project in some way. Thank you for joining me,

Xo Claudia

 


Hello sweet | Anna Blades April 21, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here today sharing this summer-themed project. This new Floral Butterfly cut file that Nicole designed is absolutely gorgeous. These flowers remind me of this picture of my oldest daughter, from our last summer holiday. Now that we have been cooped up at home for 5 weeks, I miss those days so much.

 

                                                            

For my background I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin with the packaging technique. I went for the same palette as my flowers.

After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers with patterned papers and the butterfly's wing with vellum, so you can see a little bit of the background through it. Then I popped it up with foam squares.

I placed the photo on top of the wing, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful flowers. The Hawaiian flowers from the "Maui" collection by Mintopía Studio were the perfect complement for it.  I also glued some more flowers in the bottom left corner and in the upper right corner.

I put two strips of ripped paper at the top and bottom of the page in coordinating colors.

My title was built with puffy words from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I scattered some sequins across my layout to make it a little more shinier.

I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too!!

Stay safe and see you soon!


Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54

Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!

I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there! 

I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with! 

 

I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K! 

Which letters will you use?!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


DAILY DOCUMENTING | Nathalie DeSousa April 14, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a few ideas on documenting your every day using JUST NICK STUDIO cut files in a different way.  I hope you all are safe and healthy  in your corner of the world.  I decided to document this period of our lives in a more structured way, so i am at best moving my handwritten notes to my family album in a hybrid style documenting.

 

Though i still cut a few pieces for my pages, i decided to use the cut files as digital stamps for my layouts.  

 

I started by using my Silhouette to print the TN REMEMBER THIS cut file to size and print the flower screen on vellum.  I glued this to the page, and create a large pocket for my journal spot.

 

 

I used the THIS IS LIFE cut file to cut the words Life & Here+Now images to become the titles of the page. Once i cut them i used a super fine black liner to make them stand out on the page.

 

 

I love working with digital files specially on hybrid layouts, as there is so much you can do with a cut file besides creating a cut out.

 

 

For this page, i pulled the THANKFUL TN  cutfile, and transform it to a background for my page.  I used the Silhouette machine to add my lines of journal  before printing.   To break the straight lines of the title and journal lines, i added a few butterflies from one upcoming cut file to the shop.

 

 

Since i wanted  to balance the page, i  made sure my pictures also were placed on a block formation. I added a small decoration to each picture ( This is Life cutfile) and then added a small BUTTERFLY cut out in between the pictures)

 

 

 

I hope these have inspired you to use the JustNick studio cutfiles in a new way.  Nicole's designs are amazing and so versatile.  Check them out!

Keep Safe friends!!


Hello Sunshine | Vicki Parker April 14, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today to share my latest layout using one of the new April cut files.

 

I used the Hello Sunshine cut file which you can find in store here.

 

 

It cut really nicely and I decided to back it with some colour papers from the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander collection.

 

 

Before sticking the letters to the page, I added some watercolour mixed media beneath where sunshine would go using the packaging technique and added a few splatters too.

 

 

The cut file really speaks for itself, so I didn't need a whole lot more on the page - I just added some fussy cut flowers and a butterfly die cut from the same collection. I also matted the photo with one of the patterned papers and used foam to add dimension. I also used foam behind the letters.

 

 

And that was how it came together. I love a cut file, it really simplifies what you have to do on the rest of the page whilst still giving loads of impact! I hope you liked it and it gives you some inspiration. Until next time....

 


Floral Butterfly | Kelly Barron April 13, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a TN spread to share using the gorgeous new Floral Butterfly cut file. 

After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers and the butterfly with coordinating papers. Thin pop dots under parts of the cut file help for the file to lay flat against the photo. The butterfly wing does overlap off the page, but it is protected in my album. If it starts to get bent, I have no issue with going back in and trimming it down.

Every now and then I am able to use a project life card as part of my title. I did layer the floral patterned paper underneath to bring continuity from the other side. 

 

The final touches to this spread were stitching around the patterned paper and the tab. I love the subtle detail that stitching provides. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick shop to see the latest cut files. I am sure that you will find something to get your creative juices flowing. Take care and see you soon!

Kelly

 

 

 

 


Magical Moments | Claudia van Rooijen April 10, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with a new layout I created using the new Spring Florals 2 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.

I wanted to create a colorful layout so I made sure to pull in most (if not all) of the colors that were featured in the collection.

I decided to cut the cutfile out of white cardstock so that I could then add some patterned paper behind it. I added some foam tape behind the cut file to create more dimension since I am also using a sheet of white cardstock as my main background.

Since there were so many colors on the layout already I chose to use a black and white photo so it wouldn't be too much. 

I used two different papers to create a border once I was done embellishing.

The last thing I did was add some gold splatters using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold Lame - my favorite way to finish off pretty much any project.

Thank you for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to sit down and craft yourself this weekend.

Xo Claudia

 

 


Spring Girl - Create a Custom Title | Majken Pullin April 7, 2020 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you are staying healthy and calm during these uncertain times.  I am so thankful for papercrafting during this global stress.  I especially like immersing myself in all the pretty papers and colors of spring, and today's layout is no exception.  Let's take a peek!

Spring Girl

Last fall I created a layout with the Autumn Windowpanes, so when I saw the new Spring Windowframe cut file (link coming soon!), I knew I would use it right away.  So I sized it to about 10" x 10" and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  JustNick Studio cut files can be used on just about any electronic cutting machine too.

I took another sheet of white textured cardstock and opened my Prima Tropicals watercolors to make droplets of color on the background.  While that dried, I backed most of the flowers in the Windowframe cut file with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray papers - such vibrant and pretty colors!

I layered the photo of my daughter using several patterned papers, and then adhered the Spring Windowframe to my background, then added my layered photo on top.  I used chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to frame the bottom right corner of my layout as well as sprinkled some more around the windowframe.

For my title, I combined two cut files to create a banner.  It's easy to mix and match a font with another cut file to create a custom title!  First, pull your background shape for as many letters as you need - I used the pennant banner from Banner Essentials.  Then choose your alpha cut file (I used Type It Font Alpha) and copy the letters into the file.  I changed the color of the alphas from black to yellow so I could see exactly where I wanted them.  Next, choose each banner and letter together, right click, and choose "Make Compound Path".  You can do this technique with an infinite number of cut files and alphas for custom titles!

Once I cut the banner, I backed them with white cardstock.  I pulled "girl" from the Girl Flower cut file, cut it from white textured cardstock, and adhered it to the banner.

Here are the cut files I used for today's layout.

Spring Windowframes

I hope this spring-y layout inspires you to create today, and to create your own custom titles!

Have a good and calm week.

Majken

 


Today / Nastya Efimenko April 6, 2020 07:00

Hello craft friends!

Nastya here today with you. And I want to s hare my spring layout.

 

 

I created using cut file  - Spring Wreath

 

Flowers I filled the scrapbooking papers and  attached them to the background using foam adhesive.

 

I added some watercolor splashes and butterfly stamps.

 

Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.

 


Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04

Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file! 

One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :) 

 Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!

One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!

 

I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy! 

If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo

Thanks so much for stopping by!


SPRING LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa March 30, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today just in time to kick off our Spring celebration.   Even as we try to get used  to our new normal, the world is quietly changing in my corner of the world.  So, what better way to celebrate the season than with color, flowers and a few cut files from JustNick Studio

 

 

Just love all the soft colors and simplicity on the page. I am always drawn to wreaths, so i chose the new FLORAL WREATH 4 to create the background of this page.  But i chose to split the wreath in half so that the floral details of the cut sit on the center of the page.

 

 

 

I pulled a picture of my daughter walking on the Humber river a few years back, as it reminds me of the nice warm clear days of Spring.  I set it in between the wreath pieces and set to create the embellishments for the page.

 

 

 

 

 

I chose the BUILD A FLOWER 3, BUILD A FLOWER 6, BUILD A FLOWER 7 and STEMS 5 cut files to cut all the flowers from white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

To add color to the flowers and leaves, i used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons.  I simply scribbled  a bit of the color on a piece of plastic, diluted the pigment and use it as watercolor on the die cuts.

 

To finish the page, i simply glued the flowers creating clusters around the wreath, then  glued the negative pieces of the cut file to add a few more small details to the cluster.

 

 

A few lines of journal, and splatters of gold and white ink complete the page.  I love how easy this came together, and how it brings the feel of spring to the page.  Remember to check all the cut files at the Just Nick Studio Shop.

KEEP SAFE everyone

 


"Spring" using Spring Outline Alpha & Stems | Majken Pullin March 25, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone!  Majken here with you today continuing our "Spring" themed week.  It's a good time to be distracted with flowers and beauty - don't you think?  Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog.  Take a look at my layout.

I used the new Spring Outline Alpha set to put together the word "Spring" in Silhouette Studio and enlarged it to stretch across the 12 inch paper.  I used that as my title along the left side of my layout after I backed it with pretty papers from Paige Evan's Pink Paislee Bloom Street collection and popped up with 3D foam adhesive. 

For this layout, I captured my daughter and niece on Easter from many years ago - the photos just make me smile!  Before I put the photo area on the page, I sprinkled some Prima Tropicals watercolors on the background.  They work so nicely with the pretty dots on the butterfly, which I couldn't resist using!

I put the photos on a patterned paper mat and started tucking different sizes of the Stems cut file with some ephemera.

Here are the cut files used in today's project:

I hope you take some time this spring to create something pretty with JustNick Studio's fabulous new Spring cut files!

Thank you for taking time to visit the blog today.  Be well!

Majken


Celebrate Spring | Claudia van Rooijen March 23, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the beautiful new Floral Wreath 4 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection from a few years ago. The theme of the layout is spring and I couldn't really think of a collection that is more fitting.

I decided to just cut it from white cardstock and then pulled the papers from the collection to see which one looked best with it. I went with this pink polka dot paper.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the layout since the photo is actually a bit larger than the photos I normally use but ended up creating a floral cluster at the bottom of the photos using all the different florals within the collection and putting foam tape behind some of then to create some nice dimension.

I also fussy cut some butterflies to create even more dimension on top of all the florals. 

I definitely wanted to keep the focus on the photo which is why I decided to not put anything above the photo - I also didn't want the layout to get too busy.

I had a lot of fun sitting down with this (older) collection and revisiting it.

Thank you for joining me,  I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout but most of all I hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time.

Xo Claudia


Chasing rainbows | Anna Blades March 20, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

How are you doing? I hope you are all safe. In these weird days we need hope. But spring is going to come anyway, so we have to think that everything is gonna be ok. 

My layout for today is full of shine and colors to bring you some happiness.

I used the pretty Chasing rainbows cut file. I cut both rainbow and title from white cardstock. 

Instead of backing the rainbow with patterned paper, I did it with vellum and I glued all the sequins on top. 

For my title I use the cut file as a guide and hand stitched it with yellow thread. 

And every rainbow needs clouds, so I cut a few ones with the Up in the clouds cut file 

I also hand sititched the clouds to make them fluffier. 

I made the background with Lindy's magicals. I also used some die cut flowers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection. 

 And that's all folks! I hope you like it!

Than you so much for stopping by today!

See you soon!

 


Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal!  Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!

These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it! 

I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..

Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers! 

You can find this gorgeous cut file here! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


Hello spring / Nastya Efimenko March 16, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a few cut files.

Background I painted with watercolors and added title  - Hello spring 

I also added some twigs from  build a wreath 

 

I also added bird stamps and my spring is ready.

Thank´s so much for looking!


Summertime Loving | Claudia van Rooijen March 13, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection (can you tell I'm really trying to finish documenting my last vacation in time for my next one in June?) and the new Floral Doily cut file from the store.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to use white cardstock or patterned paper for this cut file but ended up using the blue pattern from the collection to cut it with.

Then I pulled out the 12x12 paper pad and see which paper I wanted to use as the background. I picked the paper with the navy dots since it was the most subtle one.

I thought it would be nice to be able to add some dimension behind the cut file so I grabbed a piece of white paper and traced the outline of the cutfile so I could mount it and put some foam tape behind the whole thing. 

The paper flower was a great way to add both dimension and texture to the layout. 

My goal was to create a layout with a summer vibe and I think I did okay in accomplishing that.  

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day.

Xo Claudia


Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!

On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:

 

I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!

I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!

 

And created this cute little cover tag:

Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!

He's so cute I just love him! 

Then I used these:

 

to create these!

The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page! 

 A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo


Happiness/ Nastya Efimenko March 5, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.

Today I want to share with you my new layout about a summer day.

 

I used an amazing cut file -  Floral Umbrella.

I drew a rainbow in watercolor in the background.

Umbrella and flowers I filled the patterned paper. I added some butterflies and splashes and my layout is ready.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 

 


Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!

Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere. 

That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:

I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:

You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!

To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use. 

I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background. 

 I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension. 

I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file. 

For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.  

I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!

See you soon!


XOXO // by Sarah Bargo February 27, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I love February because everything is about love and hearts and all those good things! Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean we can't scrap about our sweethearts, right? Love never goes out of season :) I created a layout in my travelers notebook about my kitty, Salem. I don't have very much scrapped about him so I better get busy!

I used the darling XOXO located in the "Cupids Arrow" cut files!

This was the most simple layout ever, because all I had to do was cut the xoxoxo out of cute paper, then clip it to my page! So adorable!

Sooo… do you ever feel like someone is watching you?... 

One day when I was scrappin, I had that feeling and looked over and saw this creepo starin at me lol! He makes me laugh so much, my little sidekick :)

Do you have a little sidekick that watches you craft? You should definitely do a page about it and use this darling cut file! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 


Take Me To The Ocean | Claudia van Rooijen February 25, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the new Doodle Floral Heart cut file and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection from last year which I'm using to document my vacation to Lanzarote.

I decided to use a patterned paper to cut it with so I went through the collection and pulled out this pink one with polka dots.

I knew I wanted to create a colorful layout so I set aside some embellishments in the colors blue, yellow, navy and pink. I love this color scheme!

I also placed some embellishments as flower centers such as the epoxy heart and the wooden button from older Crate Paper collections. These are really great for pops of color and dimension. 

This layout came together easily as the cut file was a great start off point and I personally find vacation/summer layouts the most fun to make because I love summer scrapbooking collections and it's great to relive the memories as you are making it.

Make sure to stop by the store if you haven't been there yet; there's a lot of awesome new cut files that you should definitely check out.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it has inspired you in some way.

Xo Claudia

 


Home | Patricia Roebuck February 21, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Script Alpha 2, Decorative Mandala, Traveler's Notebook

Hello everyone!  I love all of the mandala's that JustNick Studio is coming out with.  I used one of the new ones called Decorative Mandala to document in my traveler's notebook.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Decorative Mandala, Traveler's Notebook

I think my new favorite font of JustNick Studio is the Script Alpha 2, which I used for my title by merging the letters I needed together to cut one piece.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Script Alpha 2, Traveler's Notebook

I cut the mandala with a black and grey pattern paper and then backed the piece with black cardstock.  I wanted a striking but neutral effect with the cut file.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Decorative Mandala, Script Alpha 2, Traveler's Notebook

I trimmed it in half to fit across the top of my page.  Then then added my 'home' title under it.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Decorative Mandala, Script Alpha 2, Traveler's Notebook

Once these were in place, I printed a large photo to go across the page, trimming it to fit, and added my sub-title, journaling, and embellishments.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Decorative Mandala, Script Alpha 2, Traveler's Notebook

With my Decorative Mandala and Script Alpha 2 font as my title in black, white and grey, I brought out pops of aqua, yellow and grey to complement it.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope you are inspired to use your JustNick cut files to document about you in your traveler's notebook!


Smile / Nastya Efimenko February 20, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout.

 

I used the cut file - Infinity Hearts Frames

Background I painted with watercolors. I chose a different color for each frame.

I also added a stickers and chipboard title.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 

 


Love You | Majken Pullin February 17, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!  Majken here today, and I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day as well as all the heart and love projects we've shared with you.  My project today highlights two cut files.

I started with a mixed media background.  I mixed pink reinker with white paint and painted broad strokes up and down.  I also spritzed some watercolor drops and sprinkled confetti down over that.  After I let it dry, I glued down any confetti that wasn't attached and let it dry.  I ran my layout through my Minc machine to help flatten it back out.

I decided to soften the Filigree Background with some vellum to use as a mat for my photo area.

You can still see confetti and paint through it - I love the softness contrasting with the bold, pretty colors of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection.

I cut the Love You 2 files out in the dark blue patterned paper, and also cut it out twice in white cardstock.  I glued the 3 together for more depth and dimension.

I added some stickers and enamel dots to complete my layout.  The possibilities are endless with background cut files! Here are the two cut files I used today.

Don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram and tag #justnickstudio.

Have a great week!

Majken