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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.
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:
Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!
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:
Thanks so much for joining us today!
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!
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!
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
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
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 Surf, Sunshine 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!
Little Adventurer | Vicki Parker July 29, 2019 07:00
Getting Cozy Chilling Here | Patricia Roebuck July 26, 2019 07:00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;)
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.
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
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!
Nana | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 28, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it.
I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring. I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from my older 6x6 paper pads.
I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.
I just love how this layout turned out!
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
SUNSHINE ON MY MIND | Nathalie DeSousa June 27, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Nathalie with you today. In case you haven't visited the JustNick store lately, then you have missed the new TN cut files that Nicole has created. I am a TN lover, it is my most favorite way to document my everyday, and i couldn't be happier to use them in my Family album.
For this entry, i used the new -these will be available in the next few days- Sunshine On My Mind and TN Insert 3 to create this entry.
I size the Sunshine On My Mind cut file so that it fit inside a 4.25x8.25 in rectangle, and set the cut file to cut from white cardstock. I used Heidi Swapp's Color Fresh collection to back the cut out, and then used a paper piercing tool to create the stitching guide. A bit of hand stitching and some simple stickers complete the page. This was then glued to a 5x8.25 in paper (this is the size of my Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted album/tn) and set on the album.
For the other side of the layout, i used the TN Insert 3 to create the cut out from white cardstock. My choice was to back the circle images with papers that match those on the title page, which meant that i would follow the color order and location of each paper.
The entire page was then backed with a paper from the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection, and then a few embellishments were added in a color blocking manner along the vertical line of the page.
I love how this turned out, maybe caused i am biased to the format and size, but TNs are a great format for many different types of documenting. Now add the new Just Nick studio designs, and it just perfection. Remember to check these cut files and the new designs always being added to the store. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Fun Selfie Moment | Majken Pullin June 19, 2019 07:00
Hello crafters! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a fun background cut file along with 3 others to create a title. I'm not the best person at taking selfies, but my kiddos were with me on the floor about eight years ago, and we were playing when the opportunity arose. I captured their personalities and treasure these photos. <3
I took the rainbow striped patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection to cut the Heart Strings Background. I LOVE how the strings look like colorful rainbow waves!
I cut the Heart Strings Background at approximately 11" so I could frame it with white textured cardstock and one of the other patterned papers from Kaleidoscope. I ended up sewing around the background for some additional texture.
I wanted my two 2x3 photos on the right to avoid covering as many of those cute hearts as possible! And I knew my title would go on the left. I started browsing the JustNick store for various words to see what would work well.
I cut the title using the same patterned paper I used to frame the layout because purple is happy. :) And I raised the title with 3D Foam Squares for more dimension.
What's really great about digital cut files is you can size them to match your project! #winning
I added the embellishments of stickers and Thickers last among the heart strings background cut file. All the Hearts!
And then journaling below one photo between two heart strings!
I hope my colorful project inspires you to use cut files with patterned paper in fun ways (like this rainbow!) as well as combine many words to create a fun, mixed-font title.
Have a super, colorful week!
Food art - Johanna Valayer June 17, 2019 07:00
Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studios friends!
Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise.
I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.
It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.
The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00
Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone and happy June! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store. I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer! But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.
I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!
But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file. Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.
I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.
I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.
Here are some close ups!
I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.
SWEET LIFE | Nathalie DeSousa June 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is fitting for the Spring season. I love combining Mixed Media and cut files to create my pages, and JustNick Studio cut files are always the perfect complement to my colorful messes.
For this page, i chose to mix a bit of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media (art crayons) with the new Floral Sprig cut file to create the background for the page. I welded the image three times and cut it from white cardstock so that they cascade from the corner of the page.
I love the soft look of the white cut out on top of the mixed media background, and really this takes care of a large part of the page. So i nestled the picture at the end of the cut out and just added a few embellishments from different collections -I went through my stash and pulled embellishments that matched the colors-.
To create the title of this page, i wanted something really soft, so, i pulled the Girl Power cut file and welded on of its word to another from the This is Life cut file. The title was cut three times from white cardstock and once from gold glitter paper. These were stacked together, so that the gold paper is the top one on the cut out.
I really enjoyed putting this together, and it was so easy to do with just a few supplies. There are so many possibilities when you combine mixed media and cutfiles, and there are so many to choose from in the JustNick Studio shop.
As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
THIS DARLING | Nathalie DeSousa May 27, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is probably one of my favorite thus far. I love cut files, and the latest designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick Studio shop are just beautiful, I had to use a few of them to create this page:
This page is probably the best way to describe me, "Black & White with a hint of rainbow", and i love it. To start, I pulled the new Blossoms cut file, and cut it twice from white cardstock.
while the Silhouette cameo worked on cutting the designs, i added a bit of black paint to the background, marking the area where the cut outs will sit. I set this aside to dry, and went back to working on the cut out.
I used the Basic Blossoms cut file to cut the flower shapes that back the cut out. I set the machine to cut all the flowers from a paper of the Color Fresh collection from Heidi Swapp, and also vellum. At the same time, i set the machine to cut the new Butterfly cut file to create three butterflies for my design.
The flowers of the cut out were backed with the patterned paper flowers and vellum -for some of them-, but only the center of the flowers were glued together. The two cut outs were then glued to the background. I used some of the extra cut out flowers and vellum to add some dimension to the page by adding a glue dot in between them.
All that was left to do was add the picture of my baby and some embellishments to frame the picture and bring your eye through the layout. Of course i added some extra splatters before calling it done.
I hope this inspires you to check the new JustNick Studio cut files. There are so many new designs available that for sure will help you create that special project. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me!
Dad | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 24, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studios friends!
Marcia here today. Having just celebrated Mother's Day, I've been thinking about the Father's Day coming up. I am fortunate that my husband was good Father for his children. I have a layout to share today that is a play on words and a tribute to him. I used the Outline Alphas digital cut file to create 3 words; Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible. I filled the negative space with pattern papers emphasizing one letter in each word to spell DAD.
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Dad's are Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible!
Here is the digital cut file I used today...
Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!
Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00
Hello lovelies! Majken here with you today sharing a layout for our "Words" theme this back part of May. I'm using a large "love" for my title because May is my anniversary month with my husband. We've been married 19 years this month! <3
I was inspired by the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection colors, and I felt that the "love" title would pop using black cardstock and the black would emphasize the soft colors in the collection. I pulled this "love" from the Lots of Love 1 cut file.
The Henna Heart cut file looks gorgeous in black, too.
After I backed the flowers of the heart with the same paper, I sprinkled in some Dimensional Paper flower embellishments.
I cut a frame from the patterned vellum to give the layout that frame for balance, and I sprinkled a few sequins to keep the layout simple.
Definitely consider using black for your large word titles to help your titles stand out!
Cut files used today:
So glad you could join me today on the blog!
Friends - Johanna Valayer May 9, 2019 07:00
Gather Beauty | Majken Pullin May 6, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick papercrafters! Majken here with you today to a layout with you with some florals. This time, I've used felt as the backing for my cut files rather than paper. I matched felt colors with the lovely Carta Bella Flower Market collection.
I started with a 5x7 black and white photo - me with my now 17-year-old daugher (yikes!!) and my bestie with her daughter. I used the new Spiral Flower Bundle to cut several flowers and leaves. When I saw this cut file, I knew I had to use it!
You can back cut files with felt very similar to how you do with paper. Some tips in using felt:
- Use scissors that are only used with fabric for easy cutting
- Use fast-drying liquid glue to adhere the felt to cardstock
- I sewed on my cutfiles after adhering the felt, but if you sew before, then you won't get any bunching on the felt
Here are some close-ups.
I encourage you to mix in fabric or other fun materials when using your cut files...and don't forget to share them with us!
Thanks for joining us here today...enjoy your week!
Good Life | Rachel Lowe May 2, 2019 07:00
Hi all Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about colour! I love butterflies and use them in one way or another time and time again. I have used the Butterly Background 2 cut file.
I have used the new Simple Stories collection Vintage Botanicals.
Have you ever looked at a 'busy' or multi coloured paper and thought how do I use that? I used a very busy paper (SS Scatter Kindness 10476) to cut the Butterfly Background 2, as some of the butterflies are not solid and there are varied size butterflies it allows you to use such a paper, and look at the beautiful effect! I added some machine stitching down the centre of some of the butterflies. I chose a white background to provide a stark contrast.
I added my photo (back and white to add more contrast against the butterfly background) by matting it on a bright green paper mat and using foam tape so it 'popped' off my layout. Framing it was a must so your eye was also drawn to my photo and not just the gorgeous colourful butterflies.
I added flower die cuts to each side of my photo, tucking them under the photo mat. I added some more machine stitching to the leaves of the flower die cuts to add definition. I added some pretty little die cut birds with foam tape to create a 3D effect and more importantly so they did not get lost against the butterfly background. I added a small sticker as my title, Good Life, again as my background was so busy and colourful it was about keeping it simple and clean.
Don't be afraid to use busy or colourful papers, they can add a real wow factor to larger cut files, this was out of my comfort zone as I tend to use softer colours and small patterns but I love it.
Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month. Happy creating!
Paris Street Views | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 1, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. After the fire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I had to look over my photos again from my trip there this past October. I felt inspired to scrap one of my favorite photos of Notre Dame along with other street pics I took as we wandered around. One of my favorite ways to include multiple photos on a layout is by using a filmstrip. In this case I cut the Windowpane Background cut file apart and sized the openings so I could fit a 1.5" x 2" photo in the opening. You can make a collage of small photos and get 6 photos on a 4" x 6" print. Here I have used 5 photos on my layout and it doesn't look busy at all!
I love this Script Font that I used for part of my title "Paris". I combined it with alpha stickers for interest.
I also love the tags in the Around the World cut file, but I've use them a lot in the past when scrapping my vacation layouts. By replacing the text in the tag with a sentiment from the Circle Sentiment cut file, I achieved a whole new look! Here is how I did it. Right click on your image and select Release Compound Path. Drag unwanted shapes/text away. Group what you want together by selecting all parts within a rectangle and then right click again and chose the Make Compound Path option. Do this with both cut files and then combine the tag with the new text, resizing the text as desired. Think about all the ways you could stretch your cut files to do double duty!! This awesome tag made a very nice frame for my photo.
I backed the negative space on my tag pulling other colors in like the yellow and the red. They are a nice contrast to the blue tag.
I think it would be fun to carry my filmstrip theme over into a two page layout. What do you think?
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Dream, explore - Johanna Valayer April 19, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Bloom | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 15, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I have a fun Spring mixed media layout to share with you. I am in dire need of warmer weather. We got snow dumped on us again a few days ago... it still hasn't melted either. So I decided to create my own sunshine in my scrapbook room on this layout.
I had a lot of fun creating a rainbow mixed media background to coordinate with the papers I used to back the flowers in the beautiful Spring Floral Cluster 3 digital cut file. Isn't this floral cluster amazing!
For my title, I used the new Bloom digital cut file. It was perfect to coordinate with my Spring floral cluster.
There is just something about a mixed media background that makes a cut file pop! Here are the digital cut files I used today...
I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!
Sweet | Majken Pullin - Cutting Mixed Media (Tip) April 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hello JustNick cut file fans! Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating the theme of "spring". I think most of us can agree that when we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming. Today's project of mine uses the Doodle Floral Circle Background cut file, and it's just lovely and spring-y!
I created a mixed media sheet to cut the cut file from, using Distress and Distress Oxide Inks as water colors to match the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.
Isn't it fun to create mixed media? I love it! And t's always interesting to finish the mixed media part and work with wobbly paper! Well, there are two ways I know to help cardstock layered with mixed media to lay flat. The first is to use Gesso before you start. Layer Gesso on with a paint brush and let dry. Proceed with your mixed media.
The second way, and what I learned from my friend Heather Leopard, is to run your cardstock through a Heidi Swapp Minc machine after it's dry. This works nicely if you don't have Gesso or want to skip that part.
Once my cardstock was dry and flat, I ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Doodle Floral Circle Background, similar to how I created this layout.
I love the mixture of outline cuts and solid cuts in this beautiful cut file! I opted to leave the outline cuts alone for the most part, but I added some Sugar Glitter Paste to the tops of the solid flowers and used it as glue to sprinkle sequins and beads on top! Take a closer look:
I love the subtle colors layered on top of white cardstock backed by ombre paper. The paste, sequins, and beads add another layer to help showcase sweet photos of my daughter and our first "baby" Tigger (who we miss terribly).
Here's a close look at the cut file:
Visit the JustNick shop today - Nicole has a whole field (see what I did there?) of floral and spring cut files you can use to create your projects and celebrate spring with us.
Thanks for joining us today...happy spring!
In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet.
You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.
I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!
Some People - Bold Title | Majken Pullin March 22, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! Majken here with you on the blog today with another layout about friends, which I scrapbooked about earlier this month. I think one of the least scrapped themes for me (other than about myself) is about my friendships, so I wanted to make sure I am capturing these awesome people in my life when I get the chance.
Let's take a closer peek!
I started by cutting the Some People cut file out using my Cameo from patterned paper (Dear Lizzy New Day collection) - I decided to go almost the full 12" length. I aligned it toward the left of my layout, and to give it some additional contrast I trimmed a strip of the striped paper. matted the white cardstock with another patterned paper, and dripped some mists and inks lightly on the white cardstock.
For more texture, I sewed under some of the words in the phrase to emphasize them.
I had two photos to share, so I layered them with the Fall Floral cut files and more patterned paper.
I finished off the photo area with stickers, ephemera, and some journaling.
It's fun to go bold with a title both in size and color! I hope you get some crafty time this weekend so you can head to the JustNick store to get some new cut files you can use to create your own bold title.
Have a great day!
Vroom | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 21, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I am hoping it warms up enough here in Minnesota where the kids can be outside again riding their bikes. In the mean time, my Spring fever has me scrapping a photo of my nephew from last Spring. I thought the Tread Background was perfect for this bike riding photo.
To get the tire treads to stand out, I backed the black tire tread design with a grey cardstock. I placed a red patterned paper circle between the layers before gluing them together. I didn't want to cover up too much of that tread design. Then my photo and embellishments went over that circle. I may have gotten a little carried away with the embellishing, lol.
I repeated the circle, adding a few more smaller circles in the opposite corner. Again, I went crazy embellishing the tops of these circles.
For my title, I warped the Vroom from the Planes Trains & Autmobiles cut file. I wanted the word to be larger starting out and get smaller. I thought it would help show movement. Here is how you can warp an object in Silhouette Studio.
Right click on the cut file and select Ungroup. Move the items you are not using off the grid. Select the object to warp and click on the warp icon (last icon on the right). Select a corner edit point and drag it outward. On the opposite end, select a corner edit point and drag it inward. Play around with the edit points until you like how it looks.
I didn't like how the stars looked warped so I trimmed them off. I replaced them with other stars from an ephemera pack. I edged the word with a black marker. This helps it pop as well as gives it a grungy feel.
I love how this turned out.
Check out my YouTube process video for a tutorial on warping an object.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Love you - Johanna Valayer March 20, 2019 07:00
SWEET GIRL | Nathalie DeSousa March 18, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new sweet and darling project that uses a few of the JustNick Studio cut files to start a new scrapbook album for a new member of our family.
One of the perks of cut files is that you can mix and match them to create a cut file that is truly one-of-a-kind, so it's the case of the large heart in the background of this page.
To create the large background heart, i used the outline of one of the Patterned Hearts cut file and welded to the Pretty Paisley Floral Background ( i copy a few of this together so that they could fill the heart shape before welding them together). While this cut in my Cameo, i added a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and Prima Pastel Metallic watercolors-
I backed the heart with vellum and some foam adhesive, and set it on top of the mixed media. Then added the picture of my new baby cousin/goddaughter with a few embellishments all from Echo Park's Welcome Baby Girl collection around it.
To create the title for this page, i used the Girl Power cut file, and set the words, "Sweet" and "Girl" 3 times from white cardstock. I glued the die cuts together -so that they resembled chipboard diecuts- and added a coat of shimmer watercolor to each of them. A bit of foam adhesive and glue keeps them in place.
I love how easy this came together by creating my own one-of-a-kind background using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files. All the cut files in the store are just the starting point for a new project, so make sure to check all the new designs arriving weekly. AS always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.
My Mona Lisa Moment | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 4, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I am sharing a travel scrapbook layout with you that I created with four different JustNick Studios digital cut files. This layout is about my recent trip to Paris where we visited the Louvre Museum. Who knew Mona Lisa could draw such crowds!
I wanted to use a few travel icons too. I found a geotag and globe in the Around the World cut file. The globe was perfect to layer under my photos to help frame them.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00
You Have My Whole Entire Heart | Majken Pullin February 25, 2019 07:00
Hello cut file crafters! Majken here with you today, and I'm sharing another love-themed project with you using some fabulous new cut files. I created my previous layout in blues, but today I'm switching back to the more traditional love color: pinks! And I'm using Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection because I have all the heart eyes for ombre paper! Who's with me??
I cut my title first using textured white cardstock, sizing the "HEART" to go the length of my layout. I cut the smaller title words using pink paper, but I felt it "melted" into the page, so I cut it again using white cardstock to shadow the pink and help it pop off the page.
Instead of using the inside for the "A" and the "R", I cut a bunch of Hearts 4 out in various sizes and replaced those areas.
I also cut several of the Candy Hearts 2 using white cardstock and matted them with various matching papers so the words would show through nicely. And I matted my photo, tucking a couple of the hearts around it and using a third one in the top left corner.
A few added embellishments....and voila!
Now it's your turn! Go grab these and other love-ly cut files from the JustNick store so you can celebrate your love.
Have a great day!
Winter Wonderland | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 22, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today from snowy Minnesota where we are still digging out from our latest snowstorm... and getting ready for another 4"-8" over the weekend. How fitting that my layout today is a winter one. I really wanted to get this family photo scrapped before spring settled in and we were all sick of winter. (Ok... some of us are already sick of winter!) Check out my layout anyway ...
I used the Snowflake Cluster cut file to ground my photo. The white snowflakes make quite an impact against the dark background.
I wanted to scatter a few more snowflakes onto my page and discovered the Snowflakes 2 cut file has some of the same snowflakes! I cut them out twice, once with white cardstock, then again with vellum. The vellum snowflakes soften my page a bit and I could add a layer of snowflakes over my photo as well.
Along the right side of my layout I arranged a variety of papers and vellum with lots of curvy edges. I wanted you to think blowing snow when you saw it. Here I layered some of the white and vellum snowflakes to create this beauty!
I love how this turned out ... maybe more so because my favorite people are in this photo.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If it's snowing where you live, get outside and snap a few photos! There are plenty of winter cut files in the store that are perfect for documenting them.
Sweetheart | Rachel Lowe February 21, 2019 08:45
Hey all Rachel here again. I have a fun layout to share today and although it seems busy using a large cut file in a darker colour ensures it will look fab and visually interesting.
I have used two cut files, the gorgeous Doliy 2 and Love List.
Firstly I cut 9x9 inch Doliy 2 cut file in black. I used two different flowers papers to fill the dolly, the larger floral paper in the centre. I left the scallop edge unfilled. I then foamed taped the paper pieced doliy to the centre of my 10x10 inch white cardstock. I then used another floral paper as my outer page border.
I added a circle of butterflies around the doliy, this adds to the kaleidoscope look which I was aiming for. For my photo I cut the silhouette of my daughter and attached slightly off centre. I then added some small flower embellishments around her again adding to the kaleidoscope effect.
I chose 'sweetheart' as my title from the Love List cut file. I used the off set button to cut an outer 'shadow' and then cut the word in a striped paper. The off set tool is fabulous and I recommend you have a play with it.
To finish off I added a sub title and a peacock just because I love them. I added some black machine stitching to add contrast and texture against the white and florals and last but not least a splatter of black colour mist.
Only Amy Tangerine can do these colours and busy patterns and make them so fabulous.
I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful! Thank you for looking and these cut files are in store now.
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