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My Goal for 2020 // Sarah Bargo January 9, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy New Year! Do you have any goals for this year? So I fell upon this adorable movie called "Becoming Jane." It's about Jane Austen and I absolutely fell in love! I realized that I had never actually read any of her books, so that is my big goal for 2020! I am going to read all of her books and write about each one in my new "Jane Journal!" Nothing major, just maybe do a cute spread about each one, maybe jot down my favorite quotes and whatnot.. kindof my very own book club :) It's totally going to have an old vintage vibe! So here is my first spread in my travelers notebook "Jane Journal!"

I used 2 different cut files for this one, a darling coffee & tea one called "You Had Me At" and a beautiful "Script Font!" I thought a tea cup would be so cute and fitting, so I framed my photo with it! 

I just love the little steamy swirls coming up so cute! I saw this font and thought oh my gosh that just reminds me of a pretty handwriting that Jane might have had, so I cut her name out and scrawled it up the page like she signed it :)

I can already tell that I'm going to have so much fun with this, I haven't done anything "vintagey" in a long time! 

I adore reading and getting lost in a good book! I'm so excited I hope I can reach my goal! If you would like to join me in doing this challenge, make sure you tag me so I can see your cute journals! Lets use the hashtag #sbjanejournal so we can share idears!

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 

 


This Year | Bullet Journaling | Patricia Roebuck January 8, 2020 07:00

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Happy New Year JustNick Studio Friends!!  I want to share with you new pages I created in my Canva Bullet Journal.  I might have been late in finishing my gratitude journal I did in November, but I finished it, and you can see the last page here.  

For today's post, I used the new cut file 'this year' with watercolors and stamps to created a title page.  

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To help the pattern paper stand out more against the white page, I added shading with the watercolors around it and also used a pen to outline it.  I did resize the cut file just a bit to fit my page.

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The next page was a full 2-page.  I was going to use the new Funky Mandala cut out in the blue pattern paper, but I decided to continue the inky background but instead of using watercolors as I did on the first page, I used ink pads and a brush.

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I first started by using the negative from the pattern paper to brush on color to my background, then I used the positive (the actual cut file) with inks to create more layers.  I used two shades of ink in the lavender tones, but then pulled in a touch of orange.  Also used it with my stenciled on speech bubbles.  

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I used the new Script Alpha 2 to merge my Word for 2020 "Surrender" in a darker shade of blue pattern paper to stretch across the bottom of both pages, trimming it where needed.

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I added my journaling on the far left and right, and filled in the speech bubbles with stickers to finish.

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There is no limit to how you can create bullet journaling, and having the cut files gives you stencils, masks, and the cut file to add to them!

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Thank you for stopping by!!  I Hope this gives you some idea how to get creative in 2020!  I'll be back to share a Traveler's Notebook spread using that same Funky Mandala!


This Year | Kelly Barron January 7, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone! I hope that your holidays were wonderful and filled with many good memories. Today I have a TN spread to share using the This Year cut file. I love to use cut files as titles, and for this spread I am documenting my favorite books from last year.

 

To create this spread I used the sweet Dear Lizzy collection titled She's Magic. My TN is pretty thick and there are a few more books that I'd like to document, so I tried to keep this relatively flat. 

Since I separated the title I erased the line underneath the word using the eraser tool. If this seems intimidating to you, it's an easy cut file to use your scissors and separate them. 

Underneath the title was the perfect space to place an embellishment. I fussy cut the tea cup and the book from a piece of patterned paper, and then layered a heart sticker on top.

For the right side of the spread, I fussy cut the library card and then ran it through my typewriter for the journaling. It's a bit wonky, but I think it adds to the character of the spread. A few more stickers complete this page and I succeeded in keeping this relatively flat!

 

Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and see all of the new cut files. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that this inspires you to create!


Happy New Year | Anna Blades January 3, 2020 07:00

Hi Justnick friends and Happy new year!! 

The brand new 2020 is here, a whole year full of possibilities!! 

Today I want to share with you this new year layout, which I made with the "Happy new year" cut file. I love the two different fonts, really pretty!

I covered the word "happy" with Nuvo gold glimmer paste. The celebration of the new year needs shine! I also scattered some tiny golden stars across the page. 

I also used The "Build a pointsetta" cut file, because we keep the Christmas decorations until january 6th. 

 

For this project I used the "Noel collection" from Felicity Jane Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you the best for this 2020 and may all your wishes come true.

 See you soon!


This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00

Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you!  Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout.  In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal.  I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year.  So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020.  Let's take a closer look.

I used three different cut files.  I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections.  You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.

I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color!  After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest.  I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.

Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop!  I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.

I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.

I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020.  This helps me look forward to the new year!  :)

Here are the cut files used:

This Year

Banner Essentials

Polaroids

I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day.  I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too.  May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.

Majken


Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.

 

 

 

I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.

 

 

I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.

 

 

I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.

 

 

I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...

 


Love it / Nastya Efimenko December 26, 2019 07:00

Hello craft friends!

Nastya Efimenko is here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a cut file - Snowflake Background 2

 

I also added decorations

Happy Holidays!

 

 


Holiday tags | Anna Blades December 24, 2019 07:00

Hi Justnick friends!!

Anna here with you today! Are you ready for Santa's visit? Today I want to share with you this easy way to embellish your presents with this beautiful "Holiday Tags" cut file in just a few minutes.

You can cut a bunch of tags in a cardstock with your cutting machine and tie them with a pretty ribbon.

I used red, white and green cardstock to match my wrapping paper (And also my Christmas tree ;P) I cut some tags with the details and others only the outline for backing.

I think they look very cute.  And just for the record, these are not fake presents!!

I wish you all a magic Christmas Eve and if you have been nice maybe tomorrow you will find presents like these under your Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!


Snowflakes // Sarah Bargo December 21, 2019 15:30

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun little junk journal to share with you using the gorgeous large Snowflakes cut file!

I saw these snowflakes and knew that I wanted to have them sticking out of a mini album immediately lol! They are so pretty!

The cover of the mini is actually a Sugar Paper gift bag I bought at Target, I love stars so much I couldn't wait to use this as a book! It looks super dreamy paired up with these gorgeous snowflakes :)

Tied everything together with some pretty yarn and then tied a tag on just to add some sparkle..

Aren't snowflake just the prettiest things ever?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!

 


Joy | Majken Pullin December 20, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you on this fun Friday.  How fun was the 12 Days of Giveaways?  If you didn't get the 12 holiday cut files for free on the day they were offered, you can still purchase them in the store to create your holiday projects.

I'm sure in the Christmas spirit, and today I'm sharing a layout I created with a cut file meant for a card - Holiday Cards 2.  Just goes to show that you don't have to use cut files only for what they were envisioned for!  Let's take a peek:

 

I've used the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas.  After sizing my "card" cut file larger to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" background, I cut it out with my Cameo.  As I was trying to decide what paper to back the circle in, I realized I wanted to use all the papers from the 6" x 6" paper pad...ha!  So I cut many strips of several of the papers and decided to create a basketweave of them.  I used this fun multi-patterned background behind my cut file open area.  It does a great job showcasing the "joy" from the cut file!

I put my two photos in the bottom left of the cut file paper on the 8 1/2" x 11" dark green cardstock.  I outlined that with white distressed cardstock and sewed around the edge using gold thread. 

I used a bit of red ink and a water pen to give the distressed edges some color and dimension against the 12" x 12" white cardstock base.  Then I cut up the background paper with the different rectangles to lay them over gold floss.

I added some stickers and that super-cute hedghog that I fussycut.

Here's the cut file up close:

Holiday Cards 2

I hope you get some holiday inspiration from today's layout, and I hope you have a very merry All-The-Holidays spent with those you love.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays!

Majken


Santa | Kelly Barron December 17, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and I have a fun layout to share today using the Christmas Tree  cut file. 

Every year I take my kids to see Santa and I have an album of layouts documenting their visit to Santa. It is one of my most cherished albums.

To create this layout I first backed the cut file with glitter and patterned paper. The smaller ornaments on the cut file cut separately, but I decided to leave them off and use my stash of enamel dots to decorate the tree. 

The final touches for the layout included a few stickers and twine wrapped around the photo. I did pop one of the ornaments up with foam squares for a bit of added dimension. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this layout inspires you to create something like it did for me. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways Day 12 | Claudia van Rooijen December 12, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello scrappy friends! Claudia here and it's Day 12 of our 12 Days of Givaways. 

Today's freebie is the Christmas Tree cut file: 

Use the code TREE4FREE during checkout to get this cut file for free.
The code is only valid on December 12th, 2019 until midnight CST.

For my layout I'm using a photo taken during Christmas last year of me, my mom and my grandmother. I created this layout with the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection which is one of my favorite winter/Christmas collections as I adore the colors.

I spent quite a lot of time layering this cut file but I think the end result was well worth it. In some parts I layered some vellum on top of patterned paper which is not something I had done before but I really love the look of it.

If you back a lot of cut files I can definitely recommend having a gold glittered paper in your stash (or any other glitter paper if gold is not your thing) because it will look good on pretty much all cut files.

I had a lot of fun embellishing this layout and am happy with the way it turned out.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!

Xo Claudia

 


12 Days of Giveaways Day 11 | Holiday Circles | Patricia Roebuck December 11, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

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Hello Everyone!!  And welcome to Day 11 of 12 Days of Giveaways here on the JustNick blog!  Today I'm using the Holiday Circles in my Traveler's Notebook.

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Circles are probably my favorite shape for creating pages.   I used these circles as designed without making them smaller.  I used two separate pieces of cardstock that I adhered once I had the circles adhered and trimmed the 'Jolly' circle to make it appear to be flowing across the two pages.  

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I backed the top part of three of the four circles with pattern paper, and the bottom part with white cardstock.  Love how these circles are designed with two places to fill in with a photo, pattern paper or embellishments, like I did on the bottom of each one!  

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I printed my photo to cluster within my three circles and trimmed leaving a border.  You can see I also used the Holly 3 cut file.  I filled the berries with more enamel dots!

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Besides these adding an amazing design to your next project, they each have a title!  I used the bottom strip of pattern paper to double up to make 'Jolly' show up more against the soft pattern paper, but left the others as is.  I like the softness of the one on the far right compared to the two on the left, but I can still see the title!

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I added my typed journaling on a die cut along with stamping at the top.

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Then finished this with gold puffy branch stickers.  These stickers help create repetition to the circle design, and the Holly 3 leaves backed with pattern paper in a different color all help to bring focus to the photo.

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Now the fun part of the 12 Days of Giveaways...to get the Holiday Circles free, enter the code: CIRCLEFREE at checkout.
This code is only valid today until midnight CST on December 11, 2019, at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.  Enjoy!!

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

That's the layout I created with this cut file:

Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.

I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.

I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here's how you can get your free cut file:

Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.

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

Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!

See you soon!!


12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable! 

This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it! 

I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat! 

If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun! 

Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!

***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***

***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***

No purchase necessary, coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available for purchase after the discount code expires! 

Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00

Hello and welcome to the celebration!  Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files.  I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway.  Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).

Gingerbread House

Here is the project I created with this fun file! 

Gingerbread House Day

This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it.  I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.

Isn't the roof so much fun?!  I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers. 

I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!

I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.

The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.

How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?

Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file!  Here is how:

***Enter the code: GINGERFREE at checkout to get this design for free.***
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2019 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.  The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

 

Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!

Majken


Home sweet Home / Nastya Efimenko November 30, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya here and my new layout about our new home ♥

 

I created it using the file Home Sweet Home

Of the three houses I chose a house with a heart and used different sizes.

Also I applied the title from this file.

See you soon!

 


Today is a Good Day to be Happy | Majken Pullin November 29, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  It's Majken today here with you on the JustNick Studio blog, and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today where I've hand-stitched my cut file title. Here is my layout.

Today is a Good Day to be Happy

I have a tutorial on how to create a stitch file from a cut file with the Silhouette Cameo here.  Today's method was a little different in that I cut the inside of the "Happy" and the stitch holes on the outside edge to then stitch the outside. Here's what that looked like in Silhouette Studio.

Happy

In the above example, I released the compound path and removed the inside pieces so that only the word outline would cut.  My stitch holes were created by creating an offset of "Happy" and then proceeding to add the periods to the offset.  You will need to make sure your offset is large enough for the stitching to not tear through the edges.

After I cut "Happy" and the stitch holes, I stitched with embroidery thread and then backed the title with the fun patterned paper from Bella Blvd "Squeeze the Day" collection!

Happy

Happy

I also sprinkled some black ink and enamel hearts and stickers on the layout, and included a heart from Basic Hearts to pair with the smaller hearts from the collection.

Basic Hearts

My photo area needed a bit more of a boost, so I cut out a Scalloped Flowers to use in the mat area.

Scalloped Flowers

Here are the cut files I used for today's project:

Happy

Basic Hearts

Scalloped Flowers

I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Majken

Majken Pullin


THANKFUL | Nathalie DeSousa November 22, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our American friends.  This time of the year always bring lots of reflection, love and gratitude, and what better way to documenting than to create a scrapbook layout using some of the JustNick Studio cut files.

 

 

 

Our biggest blessing are our kids.  So i wanted to make them the highlight of this page.  I started by creating the background with a bit of handstitching and using the Compressed Chevron background as a stitching guide.

 

 

 

I chose embroidery floss that will match the colors in the Maggie Holmes Heritage collection for the background, and watched a few Christmas movies while i finished detailing the lines.

 

 

 

I set the picture in place and added embellishments to create the clusters on the page.   I then used the Card Sentiments 3 cut file to  cut the "thankful"  from a piece of Vicki Boutin Foundation paper and then added a bit of shine by coloring it with Gold Glaze.

 

 

The title was attached with a bit of foam adhesive to the page, and then all was left to do was add some journal lines and embellishments to complete this page.

 

 

I hope that this has inspired you to document your gratitude using some of Just NIck Studio beautiful cut files.

 

Til Next time,

 


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