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Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 19, 2019 11:07

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today sharing a new layout on this "thankful" week!

Here in Catalonia we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but I think it's important to remember the good things in your life and give thanks for them. And I'm very grateful for my lovely family!

For this layout I used the "Thankful 2" cut file for my main title, which I backed with patterned paper. Then, I raised it up with little foam squares.

To complete it, I stamped the words "for you" with distress oxide ink (Victorian Velvet) .

I also used the "Leaf Cluster 2" to embellish my page, because I think that the leaves look a lot like the ones of the die cuts that I used in this layout. They're are backed with patterned paper too.

All items used in this page are from Heidi Swapp's "Honey and Spice" collection. It's so beautiful and these big flowers are really gorgeous.

I hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to check out the new cut files every week!

See you soon!!

 


Thankful | Claudia van Rooijen November 15, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the new 'Grateful Heart' cut file and the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection. I'm thankful for so many people but for this one I decided to document this photo of me and Amy (our dog) because I'm so thankful for having her as my walking companion which has been great for both my physical and mental health this past year.

The first thing I did was decide which paper to mount behind the cut file and ended up going for this pretty watercolor paper (my favorite!) that was a perfect match for the color scheme I had in mind.

I knew I wanted to use lots of flower around and inside of the heart so I pulled a decent amount of acetate florals from the collection. 

I placed some enamel dots all around to create pops of color - I love these!

I backed white paper behind some of the acetate florals so that they weren't see through anymore and others I just kept as is for a little bit of variety in texture.

In the end I came in with the puffy stickers to fill up some of the empty spaces within the heart.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to craft yourself!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Xo Claudia

 


All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!

 I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life! 

I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!

I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!

Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you! 

 

 


Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"!  Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today.  I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again.  The colors are just so lovely!

Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.

I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo.  Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection.  The colors are so lovely!  With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.

Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.

For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.

I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.

Here are the cut files:

Leaf Background 2

You make My Heart Smile

You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here.  I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend!  Have a great day!

Majken

 


Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there! 

Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.

Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.

 

As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border.  This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.

In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.

For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.

And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!

See you soon,


Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.

 

I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots. 

I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.

To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!


Happy Fall! // Sarah Bargo October 29, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here and I wanted to share with you a pretty little pumpkin card that I made with 2 different cut files, Fall TN and Sights of Fall! I just love sending handmade cards to people that are special to me! There's nothing like getting something that was handmade with love to make you feel special ;)

This is the front, I used pumpkin cut file from the Sights of Fall set, it is the cutest! 

I brushed a creamy shimmery watercolor onto the pumpkin and then added some pretty leaves and starry tulle at the stem!

On the inside, I used the fall word from the Fall Travelers Notebook cut file, it's so pretty layered over a doily and some rose gold rub on flowers!

I just love fall, everything is so beautiful and cozy :)

Do you make cards for the people you love? Next time you want to get creative but don't have much time, whip out a couple of cards and drop them in the mail, you are sure to make someones day! 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Fall Days | Majken Pullin October 26, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today!  I'm so glad you join us today on the JustNick Studio blog.  Even here in South Texas, we're feeling the early stages of fall.  I love the colors of fall, even if I don't get to see them often! 

Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Autumn Windowpanes cut file.  What's great about a grid cut file is that it simplifies the planning for your project because it divides your project area naturally.  Let's take a look at one way to use the cut file.

I first sized the cut file to approximately 11"x11" and then cut it out of the pretty green patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market collection. My base is white textured cardstock, and I decided to sew the grid and also pop it up with 3D foam squares for texture and dimension.

Then the easy part!  I cut a few squares slightly larger than the grid to put in the empty spaces, and I also backed a couple of the leaf files.

After that, I placed my photo on some burlap for additional texture.

Then I added some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.

What will you use the cut file to create?  We'd love to see your projects, so make sure you share them with us and tag us on Instagram! 

Autumn Windowpanes

Enjoy your weekend, and have fun creating!

Majken


Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one. 

Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns. 

So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda". 

I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border. 

For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.

For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.

I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!


Happy Place | Claudia van Rooijen October 21, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Leaf Circle background cut file and the Maggie Holmes Gather collection from a few years ago.

My idea with this cut file was to back the leaves with a wooden paper (which the Gather collection had) and then back the inside of the circle with another background paper. It took me quite a while to figure out which one to put there but I ended up going with the paper that has all the strips for some pops of color.

I then put some foam tape behind the cut file before putting it on top of this typewriter paper.

 

The photo I'm using is larger than what I usually use so I mostly embellished with some tiny florals to make it look a little more interesting but not take too much away from the photo.

This wooden paperclip from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection was quite a good match for my layout and I liked the dimension it added. I always love adding some sort of paperclip to my layouts!

The layout took quite a while to make but I had a lot of fun and am quite happy with how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it will inspire you in some way. Thank you for joining me today!

Xo


Fall Photo Shoot | Vicki Parker October 17, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you today to share my latest layout with a fall theme. 

 

 

I started with the Fall cut file which was new to the store in September and can be found here.

 

 

I backed each letter along with the leaves and acorns using papers from Dear Lizzy She's Magic and Jen Hadfield This is Family.

 

 

Using some Lindy's Magical powders, I created a mixed media background on which to place the cut file using the packaging technique - I love the shimmer it gives.

 

 

I layered my photos to the top of the cut file and then added in some flowers fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy papers along with the remainder of my title using Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely alpha.

 

 

I really hope it gives you some inspiration for using a large word on your layout. Until next month....

 


Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout! 

This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival! 

I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!

I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol! 

I also included some hidden jouraling..

I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.

Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!

 

xoxo Sarah


Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00

Hello Justnick friends!

Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page. 

As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic. 

The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.

Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design. 

I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?

I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today. 

See you soon! 


Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today.  My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade.  Let's take a look!

Rad All Boy Wonky Star Background

My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock.  In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file. 

You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares.  It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout.  I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper.  I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout. 

For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile".  I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.

With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.

I used:

All Boy

Wonky Star Background
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog!  You can grab other background cut files here.  There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!

Have a great weekend,

Majken


Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file. 

Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.

After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest. 

To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00

Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.

I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.

I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.

After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!

I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).

I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.

Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!

Xo Claudia

 


Fall Apple Cider Treats | Patricia Roebuck October 2, 2019 07:00

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Hello JustNick Friends!!  We aren't quite enjoying Fall weather, but this time of the year, I love to create, and especially like to give something I made to friends and family.  For today, I have Fall Apple Cider treats that I created for scrapbook friends for a recent crop.  I used a pre-made 3x4 wood grain card as my base.  Then I used the new Fall Foliage Background with grey and pink paint as a stencil to create my background onto the card.  These colors are inspired by the tea bag.

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Once all of my cards were dry, I attached the tea bag and the Fall die cut in a contrasting color that is also picking up the green from the tea bag.

Even though I used paint, these came together quickly.  I created 24 of them!  Perfect little gifts to make someone's day, but with giving these to crafters, they are able to re-use the cut file and the painted card.  

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I have a few leftovers and I still have the Fall Foliage Background, so I plan on using these to create another project I will share here on the JustNick blog later this month!  Happy creating!

 


Wild and free / Efimenko Nastya September 27, 2019 07:00

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

 

I filled title the scrap papers and popped up with 3D foam tape

 

I added some strain and spray.

 

Thank´s so much for looking!

 


Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.

The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.

I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.

 

I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.

 

 

Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!

Xo Claudia


Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone!

Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension. 

On the top corners I used the Leaf Cluster 3 and the Boho Florals 2 cut files. I backed all the leaves and flowers with patterned paper from Craft Consortium. 

The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.

Have a great week!

 


Forever Loved | Vicki Parker September 13, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the Today, Forever, Always cut file. I decided to focus on the word Forever and make it a big focal point on my page.
The cut file I used can be found in the store here:
I used various papers from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection to back each letter of the word as I wanted this page to be colourful and fun - as the letters are quite big, it was super easy to do and didn't take very long at all. 
For the background, I used a Vicki Boutin stencil from her Wildflowers & Honey collection and some Distress Oxide inks in colours matching the Truly Grateful collection under each letter.
I used foam to back the word before sticking it over the stencilled area to give it some dimension. The photo tucked under the word at the top and I embellished with various die cuts and fussy cut flowers, leaves and butterflies. I also used some puffy stickers for the rest of the title and some dots around the page. Finally, some Pretty Little Studio clear stickers for the little x's and some mixed media effect.
I hope this inspires you to make a word your focal point on a layout - I definitely had fun making this. Until next time....

Bible Journaling | Words | Patricia Roebuck | Video September 12, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  This is Patricia to share a project using JustNick Word cut files.  This inspired me to use the cut files for Bible Journaling!  Since the pages are thin and I don't have too much wiggle room for bulky embellishments, word and, in this case, alphas as well, create the color, texture, and even dimension while keeping the entry relatively flat.

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Combining my thoughts on this first chapter in Daniel, I started building my idea by choosing phrases JustNick had available that would work with this entry.  I used 'Captured' from the Hashtags 1 cut file.

The Word 'heart' from the Love List Cut File.

And then used a combination of alpha cut files to form the rest of the journaling, using the Outline Alpha for the 'BUT.'

The Script Alpha for 'a.'

And the Type It Alpha for 'god.'

Working in the Silhouette Studio software allowed me the option to resize and make sure the cut files would fit within the margins.  

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I wanted to draw attention to 'captured' first, cutting it from black cardstock and fitting it in an area with more space was perfect.  I also emphasized it with using gelatos layered under it.

As I cut my phrases and letters, I focused on bold, contrasting colors.  The black is always wonderful for this, and I still used a little bit for the outline of the 'but,' but then brought in some bold pattern papers to cut from.

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To prime my page, I first used Clear Gesso, then used more gelatos to create a pattern along the margin before adhering the stickers, phrases, and words.

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Using cut files for your Bible journaling is a great way to create a bold entry without the bulk, you use up your cardstock and pattern papers in ways you may not have thought before.  

I have a process video you can watch below, or in HD on my YouTube channel here showing how this came together.  Thank you for stopping by and hope this inspires you to use your cut files for any project!


Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one. 

For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.

 

I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)

Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.

To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park. 

That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!

See you soon!!


Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)

I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!

Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!

Flags just make everything happy :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo

 

 


Super | Kelly Barron August 29, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Outline Alpha

To create the background, I first applied a thin coat of gesso to watercolor paper. I then sprayed various colors of spray mist, added more water, and then turned the paper to allow the colors to blend and create this watercolor effect.

This alpha cut file is perfect to use when you need to create your own title. If you have never done this before with your Silhouette software, don't let it intimidate you at all! First, select the letters that you want to use for your title and erase the others off your workspace. Second, group each individual letter that you will use for your title. Next, highlight each individual letter and make it a compound path. Finally overlap the letters in a way that you like and then weld them all together. 

Since the shape is simple and the title is large, I found it easiest to trace around the papers myself and then glue them to the back of the cut file. 

I find that when I use busy papers to embellish my cut files that I don't need to use as many embellishments on my layout. A few stickers, epoxy and sequin stars and stitching finish off my layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly

 


No Rain, No Rainbows | Vicki Parker August 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the No Rain No Rainbows cut file - I had the perfect photo of my niece with her pink, glittery wellies!

I started by using distress oxides and creating a rainbow across the page and then once dry, I put it through my silhouette to cut the cut file which you can find in store here.

I then covered the background in clear gesso before using some Shimmerz sprays in three shades of blue on the background to represent sky.

To finish the layout off, I embellished with some Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope stickers and two cute Perspextives from Bramble Fox.

It's pretty simple, but I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the cut file - it's such a fantastic one and just begs to be rainbow coloured! Here's one more close up... until next time!


Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00

Hi friends! 

I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)

For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the  Star Background cut file:

I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.

 

For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:

Finally  added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!

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

 

 


Bloom With Grace | Claudia van Rooijen August 25, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Crop Circle Background 2 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.

My plan originally was to mount the circles with some patterned paper but since the circles are so intricate I decided it would be best to just leave them as they are. I am also using two smaller sized photos for this layout which is nice because they are fairly small and they don't cover up the cut file too much.

I then proceeded to embellish the circles with stickers and chipboard pieces to make the layout look just a little bit more interesting.

I used this large die cut piece for my title which worked quite well and was a great way to finish up the layout.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day!

Xo Claudia


Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00

Well, hello there again JustNick fans!  Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout.  I'm using two fun cut files with hearts:  Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.

Remember Today

What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys.  I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.

To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.

After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again.  I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper.  I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.

The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts.  I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.

I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.

Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera.  I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.

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

Heart Background 5

Scribble Hearts

Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!

Majken


Sunshine on my Mind | Majken Pullin - combining cut files August 17, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I think my layout today is the tail end of our Summer/Travel theme projects.  I combined two JustNick cut files to create a fun summery layout.

I started with the Sunshade Background and scaled it to 11"x11".  Next I opened Sunshine On My Mind and copied the "Sunshine" over to my cut file.  I sized the word to fit within the frame and then welded it so the "S" and "E" would be attached to it. Here's what it looked like in Silhouette Studio:

I used the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my project. Isn't the ombre rainbow background paper just beautiful?

I originally was stuck trying to figure out if I should back the letters in "Sunshine" or let the paper show through. Ultimately, I was inspired by my friend Heather to follow the ombre/rainbow colors of the background and back them with matching papers.

To do that, I released the compound path of the letters, then removed the inside part of each letter.  And then I spaced them out on my mat so I could cut them all at once on different patterned papers. Here is what that looks like in Silhouette Studio:

I was inspired by the "Sunshine on my Mind" title, so I used some alpha stickers to create the "on my mind".

I also sewed around the frame, and I sprinkled some matching stickers and ephemera along the "Sunshine". I put several matching enamel dots between the sunrays and "sunshine" to match the ombre colors.

Other than my photo area, I left the sunshine rays to stand on their own.

I hope this has inspired you to mix and match your cut files to create unique ones for your projects!

Here are the JustNick Studio cut files I used today:

Sunshine on my mind

Sunshade background

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Majken


DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :) 

 As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there! 

Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you! 

Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem  obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)

So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Summer time / Nastya Efimenko August 15, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.

I want to share with you my new layout in my Traveler`s Notebook about  an amazing summer time using two cut files.

Cut file - Mirrored Florals I positioned vertically.

I also added a couple of twigs Cut file - Build a wreath

I also added alphabet and decorations.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 

 

 


Fun In The Sun | Claudia van Rooijen August 14, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Fun in the Sun cut file and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection.

I knew I wanted to cut the cut file out of white cardstock and then mount the letters with some papers. As I went through my stash I came across this gorgeous watercolor paper which was designed by Irit Landgraf and came with an older Hip Kit Club kit. I knew it would be the perfect match since the colors also work quite well with the Sunny Days collection.

This is actually the first layout I created using this collection and I always find it so hard to decide what to use first since there's so much stuff but I knew I had to use that gorgeous floral die cut.

 

The clear label stickers work really well for layering - I love adding that little bit of extra texture in between my layers.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start creating!

Xo Claudia

 


Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.

I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.

I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!

I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.

I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.

The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.

Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....


Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do. 

These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project. 

I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page. 

I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look". 

Hope you like it!

Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!

 

 


EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!

Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!

I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty! 

I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!

 


BEACH, SAND AND SUMMER SUNSHINE | Nathalie DeSousa July 30, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that celebrates Summer.   With so many beautiful cut files in the JustNick Studio shop, sometimes all it takes is a bit of mixing and matching to bring your ideas to live.  This is one of them!

 

 

Love a large title layout!  To create this page, i reached for the   Beach Sand SurfSunshine on my Mind and Summer cut files.   I played with the words -in the Silhouette software) to create  a vertical design that had movement and could be quite colorful.

 

 

 

 

It all started with adding a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayon-, while this set, i used the Silhouette Cameo to weld the words in the title and cut it from white cardstock.

 

 

 

I used the machine to also cut the letters to fill the cut out from colorful papers from the Pebbles' Oh Summertime collection.  This helped when backing the title.

 

 

I added the picture at the bottom of the page, right under the title and used some of the collection's stickers and ephemera pieces to embellish the page

 

 

I love how this turned out, all the colors scream summer, and the large title is perfect for the picture of some of my family while in vacation.

 

 

Remember to check the JustNick Studio Shop for all these cut files and the many more added  weekly.   If you have a question on how this came together, please contact me!  

XO

 


Little Adventurer | Vicki Parker July 29, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout and today I am using the Sunburst Background 2 cut file from the store here.
I have a photo of my best friend's little boy and it's just him outdoors, so I wanted to scrap it as an 'outdoor scene'. I started by cutting the background and colouring it with some Shimmerz sprays in varying shades of yellow using the packaging technique.
I put foam on the back of the whole of the cut file (this took a while, I won't lie, but I love the 3d effect it gives, so totally worth it)! I stuck it onto a patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope collection which gave me the blue skies I was looking for. 
Then it was a case of layering up embellishments and mounting the photo and adding a title. I don't make boy layouts very often, so I really enjoyed making this - I hope it inspires you in some way. Here are a couple more close ups, catch you next time! 

Getting Cozy Chilling Here | Patricia Roebuck July 26, 2019 07:00

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Isn't it fun to play with the cut files and after finishing one project, it inspires you with another idea of using the same or similar cut files. This Traveler's Notebook spread is a spin off of using the same Graphic Frames I used on my first post this month here, but instead of the Simple Scallop Strips, I used the Borders 1 cut file.

 

Combining the Borders 1 cut file with a beautiful colorful pattern paper created repetition, texture, and a quick way to fill your Travelers Notebook.  I cut two of the Borders 1 styles to spread across my page but instead of going horizontal, I went vertical.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

I did a single machine stitching the length of each one, this helped to fold up the sides to create dimension and a great way to add or in this case tuck embellishments under them.  I added adhesive just to the center of each border to adhere.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

I continued the borders to the right side doing the same technique, but also tucked and adhered a Graphic Frame cut from the same pattern paper partially under them.  For this right page, I also added another complementary pattern paper under a smaller piece of white cardstock for my background, adding a straight stitch to each side of my background.  All of this creates some nice texture, color, and repetition to the stitching I already have.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Before I adhered everything in place, I sent this through my typewriter to add journaling.  Then I tucked more embellishments under my borders, added some stamping and embellishments to finish.

Travelers Notebook, Patricia Roebuck, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Borders 1, Silhouette Cut Files

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Happy creating!


Happy Days | Majken Pullin - Welding Letters Tutorial & Process Video July 22, 2019 07:00

Hello cut file fans!  Majken here with you today, and I hope you are having a great July.  Thanks for joining us here on the JustNick blog. My project today actually has four different cut files on it - but I didn't really plan it out that way...it just happened!  My title uses two alpha cut files that I welded for a fun look - I have a quick tutorial below.  And I have a video as well towards the bottom of this post, so have a look!  Here's my layout:

If you aren't familiar with welding, here's a quick tutorial.

First, make sure each letter is its own compound path (select the letter, right click, and choose "make compound path").  Next, layer each letter where you want it to be.

Choose all the letters, right click, and then choose "Weld"

Here's what the cut file will look like once the letters are connected by welding:

I love the color palette in this My Mind's Eye "Happy Days" collection!  And I liked the title of it so much, I borrowed it for my title.  :)  I used Outline Alpha for "HAPPY" and Script Alpha 2 for "days".  I sewed along the letters in "HAPPY" and used 3d foam squares to pop up "days" for some dimension.

The Borders 1 cut file has a really cute scallop border.  I cut out a full 12" strip and cut it to use along the photo and on the top right.  You can see it below.

I also popped up the new Leafy Floral cut file - it's so lovely!

Here's a short process video, too!

And here's a look at the cut files I used on today's layout:

Leafy Floral

Borders 1

Outline Alpha

Script Alpha 2

Thank you so much for hopping over to view our blog post - I hope I've inspired you to grab some alpha cut files to create your own title!  There are so many options to choose from in the JustNick store

Have a super week.

Majken


Love / Nastya Efimenko July 19, 2019 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 twigs - Build a wreath

I also used the cut file Word 4. I popped up the title with 3D foam tape

I have on the layout there are three flowers is a file - Rolled Flower 5. I rolled the paper flowers in different ways, and the effect was different.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 

 


Making Waves / Sarah Bargo July 16, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here today sharing a fun little layout with you! I wanted to show you something fun you can do with the Waves Border 2 cut file! 

Curly Q waves are one of my favorite shapes, I just love them! So when I saw these in the shop you can bet I was super excited to play with them! 

 

My favorite thing to do with cut files is using watercolor paints on them, and I wanted these to be kinda dreamy and pretty so I used 2 different pinks and a pretty periwinkle color...

Then to give the layout a rather eclectic feel, I cut one strip of the waves out of a map patterned paper, just to switch things up a bit.. just have fun, no over thinking! :)

I adored working with these waves so I hope you'll give them a whirl! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely & creative day! xoxo

 

 

 


Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00

Hi crafty friends!

Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.

When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun. 

I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!

Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)

Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!

 

 


Dream Big / Claudia van Rooijen July 13, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! Thanks for having me today. My name is Claudia van Rooijen and today I am sharing my first layout since joining the JustNick design team which I am incredibly excited about! I'm 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have always loved being creative and in my free time whenever I'm not scrapping or gaming I love designing (scrapbooking collections). I also enjoy traveling with my boyfriend (who lives in Denmark so I don't see him that often), going for runs or bike rides.

I first started scrapping in 2005 after my mom introduced me to it but fully got into it in 2013. Last year I finally took the step to purchase a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad that I did - I feel like it has made all the difference and I'm so happy that I can finally use all these pretty cut files on my projects!

For my first layout here I am using the gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from several years ago.

 

I cut out a few florals from one of the papers in the collection to tuck in between my layers.

I thought it would be a fun idea to 'decorate' the middle part of the florals so I added some chipboard stickers and wood buttons. I always love using a lot of different textures on my pages to create more interest and dimension.

Whenever I'm scrapping I always like to add layers behind my photo, 99% of the time one of the layers will be vellum/acetate because I just love the way it looks!

For my title I used these thickers from an old Dear Lizzy collection to add some more black to the page to tie in with my black and white photos.

Do you use newer collections when scrapping or are you trying to use up your stash?

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating! Thank you for joing me and I wish you a lovely day.

xo Claudia

 

 


Hello Imperfectly Perfect | Patricia Roebuck July 8, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be joining the JustNick team with all the amazing designers, and especially, Nicole!  Nicole and I have met a few times at CHA and Creativation and have even been on different design teams together.  I'm also excited because I know just how talented Nicole is and have seen her shop grow so much.  She has an amazing eye for style and detail.  

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Basic Hearts, Graphic Frames, Simple Scallops

With today's post, I'll introduce myself a little more and share a page I created.  I still create 12x12 and 8.5x11 layouts occasionally, but my favorite way to document these days is in a Traveler's Notebook or a 6x8 format.  I have been designing for manufacturers and kit clubs since 2012.  After changes to a direct-sales company I was exclusively working with part-time from 2016 to 2018, I am back to designing more as a hobby again for myself and teams again.  

For my about me page, I picked Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Simple Scallop Strips, and Basic Hearts.

After cutting the frames in white cardstock, I picked three to layer over my pattern paper background.  Pulling from the design of the hearts from the Infinity Hearts Frames, I continued that theme by cutting Basic hearts to layer over and under my frames.

Travelers Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

I used small alpha stickers from Citrus Twist using a saying I heard from our pastor.  I will never be perfect, always striving to improve, to change, to grow.  It's a saying that motivates you to keep going.  I layered embellishments over the clusters of the hearts with a larger embellishment by the photo.

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

I cut out two of the images from the Simple Scallop Strips, one in pattern paper and the other in white cardstock to layer.  I trimmed them down, stapled them, and foam adhered them to my page.  I used another trimmed down strip to add to my top card on the right side of my page along with stamping, which is 'perfect' for my imperfection ;)

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

For the bottom card, I did some journaling about myself.  These are random current things about myself.  I used an alcohol marker to highlight a few words to add more color to the card and added lots of enamel shapes as bullets, as well as sprinkling them throughout the entire spread for more texture and color.

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

Thank you so much Nicole for having me, and thank you to everyone for stopping by!


Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments. 

For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile. 

 

 

I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.

Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together. 

I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


Follow your dreams | Anna Blades July 3, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone!!

I'm so excited to be sharing with you today my very first project as part of the Justnick Design Team for 2019-2020!

My name is Anna and I live in Sabadell (a city near Barcelona) with my husband and my two daughters: Clàudia (6) and Abril (3). You'll see them on almost 99% of my projects ;) 

When Nicole asked me to join the team I was beyond happy, because her designs are so inspiring and the rest of the girls of the team are so very talented!

 

 

For today I made an "about me" page, so let's talk a little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and I've always been a crafty girl. I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago and it became an important part of my life. I need to create and I'm always thinking about new projects. My style is CAS, I love soft colors (especially pink, white and gold) and layouts are my favorite type of project. 

For this page I used these cut files:

 

 

 

As well as the "Emerson Lane" collection by Heidi Swapp. 

 

 

As you can see, I cut it twice, backed the first one and then raised the second one on top with foam pads, to create lots of dimension. 

 

 

I painted the flowers with Nuvo embellishment mousse using it as a watercolor. 

 

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Hope you like this layout and it gives to you some inspiration!!

See you soon!!

 


Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven! 

Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..

Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)

For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!

This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..

I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!

Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file! 

Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!

Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah