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REMEMBER TODAY | Nathalie DeSousa February 24, 2020 07:00

Hi there friends!

Nathalie with you today sharing a new project filled with bright and happy memories.  I am so hoping for Spring to arrive, so, i am making my own Spring on my pages with this colorful page filled with flowers and cut files from the JustNick Studio shop.



As soon as i saw the new OPEN FLORAL BACKGROUND, the idea of creating a panel for my layout formed in my mind.  So, i shrunk the design to be 6x6, then used the Silhouette software to weld two of the backgrounds together to create the panel  die cut for the page.




While the background was cutting, i added a bit of white paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide  on a sheet of turquoise cardstock.  In addition, i used the time to fussy cut a few floral images from the Dear Lizzy's She is Magic collection.




To assemble the page, i  first glued the panel onto the background.  The picture was then placed on the page surrounded by all the fussy cut florals.   I cut the word always 4 times from white cardstock using the LOVE YOU ETERNAL cut file.  The die cuts were stacked together as to form a dimensional die cut and this was glued onto the cluster of florals at the bottom of the picture.




To create the title, i cut the word Remember from the REMEMBER FLORAL cut file twice from white cardstock. Then stacked the die cuts together and finished by adding a light coat of shimmer watercolor on top.   The word along with some alphas complete my page.



Just love how quick and easily this page came together.   The soft panel die cut is the perfect background for this memory of my niece.  Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio shop to check the cut files used here and all the new designs available.

'Til next time!



Gracie | Kelly Barron January 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a TN spread to share of a new album documenting my sweet kitten. 

I have always loved doilies and use them frequently on my projects, and I thought that his new cut file Funky Mandala would be perfect to use as I would a doily on my spread. 

I traced and cut out three of the images in slightly different sizes. I then placed them around the spread and trimmed off the edges where they overlapped.

Gluing cut files to your projects can be a bit tricky when they are sized down. I found that by gluing sections of the mandala down at a time I was able to have more control over my liquid adhesive. If you have a Xyron runner, these would be perfect to run through as well.

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

REMEMBER | Nathalie DeSousa January 29, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that is all about spring and new life.   My hubby and i are so blessed to be Godparents to my cousin's ( she is like a little sister to me) two daughters.  The littlest one just turned one a few days ago, so i used her birthday portrait to create this page using some of the JustNick cut files.



The inspiration for this page was her outfit, so i set to create a background that will make the picture pop.




I used a bit of Vicki Boutin Watercolor markers for the background and created a soft watercolor frame.  A bit of gold ink just adds pop of shimmer on the page.  Once it dried, I cut a few of the REMEMBER FLORAL cut file images from white cardstock and set them on the background.




To create the title of the page, i used the REMEMBER cut file to cut the word from white cardstock and backed the spaces with a paper from the Dear Lizzy She is Magic collection.




I set the word on the left side of the page on top of the floral die cut pieces. I used a piece of the floral cut out to add an extra accent to the left of the title.



I used the other piece of the die cut to add as a layer behind the picture.  All that was left to do was add a few embellishments throughout the page (all from the same collection).



I love how soft and vibrant the page turned out, and i hope  it inspires you to document some of your memories.  Remember to check the JustNick Studio shop for these and more beautiful cut files.



XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00

Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.



This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.



I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.



Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.

After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.


It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.



I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....


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....


Craft Crazy | Vicki Parker July 10, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone - my name is Vicki and I am craft crazy! I am super excited to be starting this new term with JustNick and can't wait to really dig in to the cut files and create with them. Today's layout is about me, but before I tell you how I made it, here is my short bio.
I live in the South West of the UK and aside from three years in Nova Scotia, I have always lived in this region and I love it! I have been married to Rob for 17 years and we have a staffordshire bull terrier called Buster. It's strange to have one dog as we have had up to three, but for now, we are a one dog family - you may see him in some of my layouts over the coming year.
I started crafting many years ago when I made cards for friends and family, but I then found digital scrapbooking which fully consumed me for quite a few years - I even had my own digiscrap store for a while with a group of friends. I found though, that being on the computer all day for work and designing digitally was too much screen time for me, so I switched to paper scrapping and have never looked back. I am looking forward to using the fab JustNick cut files and can't wait to show you my upcoming projects.
So, for this first project, I used the Bits & Pieces Star Background.
I started by cutting it on a piece of white cardstock and then putting some gesso on the page before taking it off the mat. I also used the packaging technique with some Shimmerz sprays to add some colour around the edge to give some definition as the patterned paper I used was also white on the background.
So, I cut the white cardstock down to around 11x11 and mounted it on the Dear Lizzy paper which has some great hashtags on it. 
The rest of the layout is pretty simple as the background is busy, so I mounted the photo on some papers and added a few embellishments from the Crate Paper All Heart collection.
I finished off by adding my title using Shimelle's Sparkle City thickers - I think it just about sums me up!
I hope you like the layout and it gives you some inspiration for using the fabulous cut file. I'll be back later in the month, but until then, thanks so much for looking.

Hello Today | Monique Liedtke March 26, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here today with a sunny layout created with the new March cut file "Daisy Background" and some Dear Lizzy papers and embellishments. 

I love to use background cut files and this beautiful daisy background cut file is one my new favorites! I cut it from a smooth white AC cardstock and backed a few of the flowers with some patterned paper. I love to leave a few of the flowers "open" and a few of them with patterned paper behind them. 

Here's the layout I created:

 and this is the "Daisy Background" cut file I used:

Here are a few close-ups: except for adhering patterned paper behind some of the flowers I also added either a tiny sticker or an enamel dot to the hearts of the flowers. 

I used a photo of "my boys" and I from last year's summer vacation. I really how this turned out and hope you like it too! 

For more flower or background cut files or any other cut file don't forget to visit the JustNick store

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs & Kisses | Niki Rowland February 6, 2019 07:00

Hi guys! Niki here today with this love-filled layout! I've used the fabulous 'Hugs & Kisses' file which is new to the store. I've cut it from pink patterned paper.
I backfilled all the letters using patterned papers. I have used the Dear Lizzy New Day collection for this which isn't a Valentines collection but it had some great colours and some fabulous hearts in it!
The patterned papers are quite busy so the phrase isn't quite as clear as I could like so I added the same words again using Perspextives.
I embellished the layout with lots of embellishments and I fussy cut out lots of the cute little hearts from this collection.
The Hugs & Kisses cut file is available in the store and is totally fabulous for all things Valentine but also for using with photos of people you hug & kiss!
Happy scrapping xxx

I Just Can't Adult Today! layout - Rachel Lowe April 14, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends today I have a fun layout for you using two fab cut files!

I have used Rainy Days clouds and Rain Rain Go Away umbrella.

I have used the fun new collection by Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful.

I sized the cloud cut file so it would fill horizontally my 12x12 white base paper.

I then cut another using the trace function and cutting it solid in the sea green paper. I then used a wet glue to attach the outer cut file over the sea green paper.

I then did the same cutting process with one of the umbrella cut files, I again sized it to suit my layout.

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers and placed horizontally at the bottom of my page. I attached by sewing across the flowers but close to the edge so I could tuck embellishments into the flowers.

I then had fun playing with the die cuts from this collection to create a fun and whimsical scene to each side of my photo.

I love light boxes and this saying on the light box was just perfect for my daughter at that time.

I finished my layout off adding some butterflies, puffy stickers strawberries and hearts and 'good times ahead' sticker.

Thank you stopping by today and I hope this layout inspires you to create soon!

Rachel X

Travellers Notebook - 2018 by Rachel Lowe: January 6, 2018 07:00


Happy 2018 to you all!

January always inspires me to plan, create goals and dream a little about how I would like my year to unfold!

So today I have a Travellers Notebook spread for you focusing on my 2018!

I have used Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection.

I have used four cut files over these three pages.

I used the Banner Essentials to cut my numbers to create 2018. I wanted to use a patterned paper that co ordinated with my other papers on the first page, so cut file numbers are always a must have in my library.

I cut from white card stock my first page and typed my first piece if journaling. I created a corner pocket so I could tuck a journal card in . I have machine sewn before attaching to the TN page. Later I will journal my 2018 goals but in my handwriting (which is important I feel in the years to come). I embellished the journal card and page. I love the quote Be You!


I wanted to frame my photo to it didn't get lost on the patterned paper so I used the Ring Around My Heart cut file, sizing it to work with my photo. I also used foam tape to attach it over my photo. My photo is symbolic as in the doors and me being able to choose which doors I walk through and which doors I close.

 To add interest to my second TN page I created a notebook page and tore the bottom and added some of the blue to tie it all together colour wise. I foam taped a sticker from the collection and again chose one that tied in with my theme.

On my third page I minimised the wonderful Floral Corner cut file to create a feature. My tribe did a bit hard in 2017 for various reasons and hence why I chose 'this will be our year' from the New Year Words cut file. Again I have added some machine sewing to add texture and kept my embellishments to a minimum so my page did not become too busy.

Here are some close up photos for you!

I love how you can use multiple cut files on TN pages, they add so much interest in a unique way.

Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope 2018 brings you lots of time and space to create xxx


Today | Star Cluster | Michelle Whorwood November 25, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans, Michelle W here with a new layout for 'Thankful' week on the blog.  Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a thankful theme.  I hope you like it!

I used the 'Star Cluster' cut file as it is a super fun one to use for 'boy pages' and I've cut it out on white cardstock as I wanted to make a play on white on white with a cool colourful background. 

I thought I would also share a small tip, my mat and my blade are starting to getting a bit dull so my cut isn't actually perfect on this file.  I'm actually waiting for a new blade to turn up but instead of just throwing out the cut as it wasn't perfect, I've added a few adhesive stars in the places were the cut was a bit damaged and you wouldn't even know that this was the case at all on my final page! 

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have been enjoying our week of gratitude this week and that you have been inspired by all the design teams' creations!!

Take care xx

Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 9, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files!  I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!!  I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time!  I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file.  I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage!  I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!



Awesome Girl - Cathy Martin September 25, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I'm continuing to work with the All Boy cut file!  On my last blog post I used several of the words that came with the cut file, but so as to not waste a single bit of paper I added the word "awesome" before I sent the file through my Silhouette.  I didn't know what I would end up doing with it, but I knew that since it was something I could use for almost any layout I decided to cut it.  I'm so glad I did, because I used it for this layout!  A layout that is definitely All Girl :) 

I backed the cut file with bright, bold and fun papers from my stash ( I have some drawers of papers that I keep specifically for the purpose of backing cut files)  and then I chopped the word in half so it would fit on my page better, since the background paper I had chosen had an illustration in the lower left hand side.  I decided to go for a funky, whimsical, and slightly minimalistic feel, and I experimented with my photo by cutting out my daughter from the background.  This is a new technique for me, though I know it's been around for quite awhile.  I am super happy with the results!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!  You can also check out my Youtube channel to see my process video too!




Follow your Dreams by Niki Rowland September 11, 2017 07:51

Hi there! Niki here with you today using a gorgeous word cut file from the store, called Dream Big. This file contains three phrases which are just so lovely. I used the Follow Your Dreams one to create a very large back-filled title for my layout.
I cut my very large title in white and then back-filled each letter using papers from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6x6 paper pad. The smaller scale designs are wonderful for this and I love the result of seeing almost a whole collection in one place.
The photographs are of my daughter at sports day - she's not a natural athlete and absolutely tried her hardest and practically flew around the track that day!
I used a whole sheet from the same collection to frame my layout and kept the embellishment quite minimal due to the amount of patterns already on the layout.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my layout, happy scrapping xx

Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 4, 2017 07:00

     Hello crafty friends! My name is Morgan and I am so excited to be sharing my first layout I created for Just Nick!

     For my layout I used the "Graphic Chevron Background" first as a guideline for my paper embroidery. Rather than cutting the file I used a grey Silhouette Sketch pen on white card stock.

     After sketching the cut file, I poked my holes and starting stitching with shades of blue and pink thread. For the larger sections not filled with lines, I stitched around the outside and then added pieces of scrap paper I had from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I also used the branding strips of the 6x6 Oasis pad to machine stitch around the outer edges of the layout. 

     For my title I used the "Best Day Ever" cut file, cutting it on hot pink cardstock and then cutting three pictures from my family vacation to Mexico to fit into the word DAY. 


   I also typed my title with my typewriter on white paper and added it in the center of the layout under the A. I stamped my date in the right hand corner by stamping the year and then layering the date again using a roller stamp. I love this technique for really making the date stand out.

     Clustered around "DAY" are palm branches from the cut file "Take me to Paradise". I love these leaves and use them on almost every summery project I make! I also clustered some word stickers, sequins, puffy stickers, and embellishments. 

    I splatter painted my background with light and dark pink watercolors, added sequins, and I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for reading about my crafty process and I hope you will try and make your own projects using these beautiful cut files! 


Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 6, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog!  We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)

So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files!  I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file.  I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over!  Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick!  Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!

I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers.  It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout!  If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!



You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!

Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!



My favorite person | Laureen Wagener February 23, 2017 07:00

Hi friends,

it's Laureen with you today and I am excited to share a new project with you!

Today I was able to use any design from the store - which tends to be a little overwhelming for me, since there are so many great ones!

I don't know about you, but I am LOVING all the new collections out there so I definetly wanted to use them for my project.

For my cut file I used the Stack Em Up Background and modified it a little, so it would only cut a portion on the top and bottom.

One of my favorite papers from the new Dear Lizzy collection is the one with the black and white florals. I fuzzy cut a bunch of them out and used Prima Marketing Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color them in and love how some of them look like they are stamps.

To make the florals and papers pop I used a black and white picture of my best friend and I and only added my title. The page was done in no time and I am absolutely loving it!

I hope I could inspire you today!

Have a great day,


Products used:
Stack em up Background



She's A Hoot! October 29, 2016 07:00

Hey everybody, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm focusing on Halloween, and I don't know about any of you, but sometimes traditional Halloween icons and colours don't really match what I'm doing.  For my daughter's second Halloween she was a cute pink owl.  When it came time to scrap the picture I knew I wanted to go in a different direction, but that doesn't mean I can't use an awesome cut file to emphasize my theme!  I picked the lovely feather background and cut it from white cardstock.  I backed my cutfile with some Pink Paislee Fancy Free paper and then backed the entire thing on some polka dot paper.  Since I had such a busy background I decided to keep my layering and embellishing to a minimum.  I used a white doily behind the pictures to add a little bit of visual interest and I splatters some bright pink colour shine to top it off!  I love the simple sweetness of this layout, the femininity and softness of it compliments the photos perfectly, and the feather background creates such an interesting look.  So remember, when you're scrapping your Halloween photos don't just stop at the Halloween cutfiles, there are lots that you can easily work into whatever theme you are going with!



Enjoy the Little Things September 5, 2016 07:26

Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout!  I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file.  I resized them  so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page.  I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo.  I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well.  With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster.  I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper.  When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title.  I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!


Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!

You make my heart smile August 30, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new layout at the end of the month!

I was assigned to use any of the August cut files - which was easy, because I absolutely loved all the new files that Nicole made for August!

They are just awesome right?! Keep an eye out for September, because they are going to be just as good!

I already used quite a few of the new files for projects for a different Design Team - massive love for all the floral ones. Therefore I didn't want to use them again and decided to go with two other beautiful designs!

I love to use cut files as a big background element and either back backgrounds with patterned paper or use the cut file to cut out my patterned paper.

That is what I did for this layout - I used a Dear Lizzy Paper and cut the Compressed Chevron Background.

For me personally, it was missing something just regularly adhered to the page, so I took my beloved sewing machine and sewed the entire design down. Took some time, because my machine didn't want to stitch the way I wanted it to, but I managed to make it work.

Now for my title I absolutely love the new "You make my heart smile" cut file with great phrases in it. The title matched the picture of my sister and her boyfriend from her graduation perfectly.


Here are some close-ups for you.



Okay that is it for todays post -

I really hope you enjoyed it and I will catch you guys next time!


Cut files used:

Compressed Chevron Background

You make my heart smile

Wildflowers August 3, 2016 09:06 1 Comment

Good morning JustNick fans! It's been a while since I have been on the blog with a regular post! I am here to share a page with you using a couple of my favorite cut files from some newer designs in the store.

I really wanted to use the Delicate Florals cut file and so I started with that, along as a quote I found on Pinterest for my title.

I cut the flowers out of several Dear Lizzy papers and lined them along the bottom of my page in varying sizes.

I also used two of our font files on this page - Script Alpha 2 and Outline Alphas

I love the simplicity of the outline font with the flowy script font!

Cut files used:



Thanks for stopping by today!