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Meet our May Guest Designer + freebie time! May 19, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Good morning! It's that time of the month again, to welcome a new Guest Designer to our blog and show off their fabulous creations!

Today, we welcome Elsie Robinson!

Hey everyone, I’m Elsie and I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for JustNick this month. I’m 23 and live in Brighton, England and I’m a total paper addict! I’m currently on the Pink Paislee and Citrus Twist kits Design Teams and you can also come say hi on the links below!

Now, I don’t actually own a die-cutting machine – haha! So you’re probably thinking ‘what business does she have with being a Guest Designer for a cut file store?!’ Well… I actually use cut files on my layouts by using some good old-fashioned pencils, scissors and tracing paper! 

 To use the cut files I print them out with my regular home printer and use the tracing paper and pencil to copy the design and transfer it onto whichever patterned papers I’m using. It’s obviously a process that takes a little more time, but it does combat my Silhouette FOMO as I still get to use some of the gorgeous cut file designs!

We gave Elsie free reign on the store to select whatever designs she wanted to use for her projects, and check out what she created:

 

 

 Cut file used:

Happy Little Monsters

Handcut letters

 

 

I've recently loved making cute little characters for my pages, so when I saw these adorable little monsters, I knew I had to make a page documenting a photo of my brothers and I being silly when we were younger. I especially love the way the blue monster turned out as he looks so cute and goofy with his buckteeth! The Handcut Letters cut file, was a perfect match for this layout as the letters are so cartoony, and I know will be using them for many more layouts in the future!

 Amazing right? and all by hand people?! Check out this next project:

 

 I actually made another hot air balloon layout about a year ago and it’s still one of my favourite layouts, so I thought it was about time to make another one!

 

Cut files used:

Up in the air

Delicate Florals

I printed the balloons in three different sizes and traced the lines of the cut file to add some stitching details. It’s hard to cut out really intricate shapes without a cutting machine, but I find that stitching is a great way to add the detail back in. I also followed the same steps with the Delicate Florals cut file, I love the touch of whimsy those cute florals added to the page!

 

Pretty amazing, I think! Now, we would love to offer you the Up in the Air cut file for FREE until midnight CST May 31, 2017! Just enter the code: AIRFREE  at checkout... no purchase necessary.

Thank you SO much to Elsie for being our GDT this month! Check out more of her work here:

YouTube: http://youtube.com/elsieeee 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/heyelsie_ 

Blog: http://heyelsie.blogspot.com


Hello Spring March 27, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today kicking off a week of Spring inspiration. When I think of Spring I think of Sunshine and Flowers. Two things that after a long cold and snowy winter are like a breath of fresh air. So my layout today features sunshine and flowers ...

I started off by creating my background, using the Let It Shine Background digital cut file as a stencil to create my sun rays. Some stitching on the rays adds some definition and texture.

I add a little green to the bottom of my layout background for grass. A perfect setting for those Delicate Florals...

When it came time to choose a title, I could not resist using the new Hello Spring cut file. I backed the title with some of the same papers as I used for the flowers.

I am so happy with how this layout came together.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is...

I hope I brought some sunshine to you on your Monday. Have a great week!


Wildflowers August 03, 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!


Meet Me in Tahoe and Sketch Pens! May 11, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!

Melissa here with you today and I've got a page that utilizes sketch pens and a cut file from Just Nick! I've had my Cameo for over 5 years now and have always wanted to try out the sketch pens but, just never got around to getting some. Now that I have them, it's one of those moments that has me constantly saying, "why didn't I get these sooner???"

Nicole has created several cut files that I think work so perfect for the sketch pens! One of those is the Delicate Florals file. Let me tell you, it was fascinating watching the sketch pens go to work. Because I hadn't used them before, nor had I viewed any tutorials (I like to fly by the seat of my pants and try things out on my own!) I wasn't sure how the pens would interpret the lines and overall design of the cut file. 

It created a beautiful outline of the flowers for me to color in. Fun!

Before I go much further, I want to let you know that I created a process video for the page I'm sharing with you today. It's less than 10 minutes and you get to see my entire process of coloring and building the page around the florals. If that's something you like to view, you can check it out here:

If watching a video isn't the way for you, no worries! I'll still show you a few details of my page. Here it is in its full glory:

 

You can see how I utilized the florals to help balance out the page. I also pulled some florals from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection used, to help bring the floral element together. 

When I'm creating, I do a lot of pushing around with papers and figuring out how different patterns and colors look when layering. It's a fun, and sometimes exhausting, process. If you choose to watch the video, you'll see that in its full glory. 

To color in the florals, I used my Pitt Artist Pens from Faber Castell. I love these pens. They are india ink so, they give a really cool stained look and are easy to blend.

Here are some close up shots of my page:

I used one other cut file - the geotag and right here phrase are from the Around the World cut file group. So cute and fun for those vacation and travel pages. 

Do you have sketch pens? Get them out and have some fun! They really do help stretch the use of your cut files!

Cut files used: Delicate Florals, Around the World


Capture Beauty April 11, 2016 07:00 11 Comments

Hello friends!  Heather Leopard is here kicking off a few more days of the Pinkfresh / JustNick team-up.  I absolutely adore Pinkfresh's flair for design so I was elated to get to work with the Life Noted collection.

I love the pre-printed divided page design on this paper.  It took care of my background design work.

And yay for the lovely spring colors. I decided to mix the spring-like patterns with the Delicate Florals cut file, backing with fun designs from the collection.

I hope you are enjoying this team-up as much as we are.  Make sure to head over to the Pinkfresh blog to see how her creative team integrated JustNick's files into their creative process.