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Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new traditional layout using the "Leaf circle background" cut file ! I found that this cut file was perfect for the photo I wanted to document and for the collection I wanted to use ! In effect, I chose the Along the way collection which is currently one of my fave collection ! 
First of all, I've made a kind of mixed media background. I used some of my distress oxide with the packaging technique and I've made some splatters too. Then, I've backed some of the circles with some papers that were coordinated with my photo. I've decided to leave 2 circles empty in order to make some clusters of embellishments. 
For this layout, I've decided to make a vertical title ! I've placed a paper stripe under the cardstock at the left of my layout and I've tore some of the cardstock. I love making this to add some texture to my layouts ! 
Finally I've placed my title, and a little sticker word at the bottom left of my layout ! I've loved playing with this cutfile because we can easily embellish all around with clusters without it looks too busy (for me in any case 🙃)
I really hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

How pretty is this file?!  It's very versatile, too.  I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.

As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home.  Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments.  This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.

After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters.  I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.

 

I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.

To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture.  Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout.  Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!

Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

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.

So glad you stopped by today!  And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 08, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th, 2018.
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Do you make holiday cards to send at this time of the year? Marcia here today. I try really hard to make cards and get them all mailed out. Some years I do better than others. I can't seem to force myself to make any though until after Thanksgiving. I am in full Christmas cardmaking mode now though, lol. I love using digital cut files on my cards just like I do my layouts. On my first card I added a pretty Layered Poinsettia along with some Stems 2. I love the dimension the layered poinsettia adds.

For my second card I used the Holly Ring digital cut file to frame my sentiment.

Here are the cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.


Sweet - Johanna Valayer November 26, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new layout. I wanted to make an autumnal layout so I've decided to use the Golden rod collection from 1canoe2. I chose the beautiful "Floral swag 5" cut file and I cut it twice in order to make a sort of frame with it. 
Then, I backed them with some papers. I've decided to only choose yellow-ish and pink-ish papers.
I wanted to add some glitter so I've decided to emboss some leaves of the cut files and the center of the different flowers. I used the Fairy tale embossing powder from Wow! This is an amazing golden powder with some holographic glitters in it!
I added some embellishments around my photo and the tittle at the right of my photo. Under my photo I added a little sticker phrase to make a black recall and I stamped at the bottom right corner. 
I put some sequins under the cut files and some gold color shine splatters and as I found that the space around the cut file was too white I tore my paper at the top hand left of my layout and I added a pink paper under. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

 


Fall love - Johanna Valayer November 09, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am sharing with you two memorydex cards that I've made. 
Lately, I've started to make memorydex cards because I did not have any photo to scrap anymore. So I found this was a great way to keep being creative !
For theses cards, I used the new goldenrod collection from 1canoe2 and oh my god, I'm so in love with this collection. 
For the first one I used the "I like fall" cut file. I cut the fall word on this beautiful plaid-like paper and I made a shaker behind it with some sequins that remind the colors of the collection. 
I added some embellishments and this card was done !
For the second one, I used the "beautiful bouquet" cut file which was the perfect background cut file to me !
I backed the flowers with some beautiful papers and add this stunning word from the goldenrod collection. 
I did not add too much embellishments because I thought that the card was enough busy with the background. 

 I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Sweet day - Johanna Valayer September 29, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for a fall layout, and I am so happy because this is my favorite season ! I love so much to wear jacket, knitted sweater, staying at home with a cup of tea and all of these things !! 
For this layout, I used the new Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane that I love so much. I've first selected papers that match my photo and I have cut these beautiful leaves in them. I decided to add some stitching to add some texture to the layout. 
 
 These leaves are from the cut file named " Stems 5 ", aren't they so cute ? 
Then, I've made a little cluster around the photo, but not too much because I thought the font was enough busy. 
For the title, I used the "Lower case alpha outline" cut file. I chose it because I wanted to back up the title with that beautiful yellow paper. 
I added a little stamp, and a touch of gold with the gold color shine from Heidi Swapp and some sequins, always for the texture. 
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

 Hello friends, today I have a Fall themed layout using this magnificent Mandalla Leaf!

I re sized the leaf to fit with my layout design and cut it in an ombre paper which creates a light/shade effect, as I chose not to paper back the cut file. You could of course paper back the leaf also.

I have used Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose collection, which has perfect fall colours. It also matched perfectly with my photo of my daughter at the beach on a winters day.

My white card stock has been cut down to 10x10 inches as I wanted to add several paper borders. I then used some wet glue and added small dots of glue and attached to my white card stock, this allowed my leaf to lift (as not totally glued all over the back) and give the illusion of it floating.

I then foam taped my photo, 'beautiful' title, butterflies and floral blooms.

I have also tucked embellishments under my layers, this adds variation of heights to your layout, which when you have a large cut file ensures all elements stand out visually.

I chose to add two border papers, light and dark which again ensured my leaf really popped.

I added accents stickers and a banner feature to my layered page border which added visual interest to an otherwise flat page border.

There are lots of embellishments on this layout but as I have created clusters it does not look too busy.

The Mandalla Leaf really is the star of this layout, the detail of this cut file is just beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week with a little time to create!

 

 


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


It's a Beautiful Day | Rachel Lowe August 31, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here! OK I admit I am butterfly addicted and LOVE to add them to my layouts where ever I can! So this layout is all about butterflies and isn't this cut file just gorgeous.

I firstly cut it in white cardstock but instead of using the actual butterflies I used the negative left in the white cardstock. I backed the 12x12 white cardstock with a black pinstripe paper so they really stood out. I have used Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Collection. I then cut another one from  a floral paper piece and chose which ones I wanted to add over the black ones. I fussy cut the ones I wanted (adding some machine stitching to each before attaching) and attached with foam tape so it gave the appearance of them fluttering their wings. 

I added my photo using a doodle frame from the Bright Side collection, adding the chipboard title 'It's a Beautiful Day' finished off with some floral blooms.

This layout is of my mother and daughter, my mother and daughter drink exclusively tea (I am a coffee drinker) and hence why I added the two tea cups over the machine stitched scallop borders.

I cut down my 12x12 white cardstock and added a floral border for more contrast. I finished my layout off with some tiny hearts added to the back butterfly wings and a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful and creative week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thankful | Rachel Lowe August 21, 2018 07:00

Hello friends! 

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with two cut files from the store.

And here is my layout.

I resized the Hearts a Flutter background cut file so it would fit my 8.5x11 inch layout. I cut it in white card stock and then added some blue paper behind several of the hearts for definition and to tie my color scheme together.

I have used Fancy Pants Design The Bright Side collection which os just gorgeous! I adore this photo of my son with his grandparents and wanted my layout to be soft and pretty. My title 'thankful' is about how lucky he is to have such wonderful and loving grandparents. When I attached my title, I slightly curved it and then glued down into place. I ensured my 'thankful' title was a contrast color so it did not get lost against the Hearts a Flutter background. I added a word sentiment from the die cut pack to finish my title off.

I paper layered my photo mat and attached my photo with foam tape. I added the floral bloom die cut and again with foam tape. I finished off adding a heart chipboard piece to the top of my photo, and a gorgeous die cut bird.

I created another element in the bottom corner of my layout, adding another die cut bird over a floral wreath, again I added both with foam tape for a 3D effect.

And as always I added a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way. See you again soon!

 


Fly High / Leslie Berner August 06, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Wild At Heart | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 01, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of my favorite destinations for a summer road trip is Grand Marais Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. The lake is so big it almost like seeing the ocean. It was a foggy rainy day when we were there, but that just added to it's mystic. When scrapping this favorite photo from the day, I wanted a way to convey the greatness of all that water ... Lake Superior is after all the largest of the Great Lakes. I think the Wave Background digital cut file does it justice!

I still wanted a skyline on my layout so that I could also convey what a cloudy day it was, so I erased the top portion of the background. That left room for me to include some clouds from the Sunny Days digital cut file.

I carefully added some machine stitching to emphasize the waves on the background. I love the effect.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.


Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me ....  I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.

For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted.  I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.

This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...

But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...

Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...

You might be able to read my journaling here...

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great week!


Fourteen | Jen McMurtrey June 29, 2018 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

It's Jen today with my final project as a member of the design team, which is a layout using the Age is Just a Number cut file with Lawn Fawn papers.

I began this project by creating the background paper, which was done by splattering watercolor paints on white cardstock. Once the paints had dried, I trimmed the paper 1/4 inch on each side and backed it with patterned paper.

Next, I created the title by cutting the "fourteen" with white cardstock and then shadowing that with another patterned paper. 

 

The embellishments are a hodge podge of goodies collected over the past couple of years. I tried to keep them to a minimum because I really love the bold title and wanted it (and the photo) to be the focus of the layout. The fringe was added to the bottom by chance after seeing it on the floor of my craft room. LOL!

The acrylic stars and sentiment are from Scrapbook Circle. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! It has been a wonderful year with Nicole and the other team members, and I look forward to loads of inspiration from the incoming team.

I hope you are inspired to create today!


Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook! 

     I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project. 

I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring! 

 


City Market | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Do you like to try new trends? Mandalas and doily patterns are really hip right now. I wanted to show you how you can use these on a layout with dramatic results.

I used the Dainty Doily digital cut file to make an eye-catching background for my title. In addition, the doily pattern duplicates the shapes and textures of the sweetgrass baskets in the foreground photo.

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00



Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

With school letting out this week for my kids, it only seemed appropriate to do a project about summer. For this layout, I chose the Summer cut file and used some of my Crate Paper stash that I have been holding onto for far too long.

To begin, I isolated the "Summer" sentiment and cut it using the same flower patterned paper as the background. I then backed it with the wood grain paper and adhered it to the right side of the layout.

The puffy "hello" and chipboard border were added to complete the title.

I stuck with one photo and embellished using a bow, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers. The date was typed on a tag that I cut down to size.

Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.

Thank you so much for visiting today. This fun file and many others are available in the JustNick Shop. Be sure to visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Middleton Place | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 29, 2018 06:30 2 Comments

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a gorgeous 2 pager layout for you today using the beautiful Maggie Holmes Flourish collection from Crate Paper. I am trying to catch up on my layouts from a vacation we took last summer to Charleston, South Carolina. While there, we visited Middleton Place Plantation and spent the day walking the unbelievable gardens and enjoying a Southern buffet lunch. We even saw a few alligators! Here is my layout...
 

I framed my photo using the Lotus Ring digital cut file. I left the space open to leave it light and airy. Framing your focal point photo draws the eye right in.


For my title I mixed the Outline Alphas with some gold Thickers. I filled in the alphas with a pretty floral print.


Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

 Lotus Ring

 Outline Alphas
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.

Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 01, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring a cool cut file called Under the Stars featuring fun outdoorsy elements. 

Here is my layout: 

I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan.  The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page!  So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out!  I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page.  I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak. 

Here is a close up:

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts. 

x


2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I.  The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's.  Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space!  I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires.  Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments.  I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


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


Happy Birthday | Jen McMurtrey April 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

It's all about celebrations on the blog this week, so naturally I had to create a birthday-themed layout!

For this project I used the Banner Essentials and Let's Party cut files with the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes collection.

I began by using the pink patterned paper and splattering gold, black, and white paint on it.

While the paint was drying, I used the Let's Party file to create the clusters of balloons in various sizes. Each of the balloons was backed with patterned paper from Confetti Wishes. Additionally, I used the numbers from Banner Essentials to cut 1-5, which I welded prior to cutting. I enlarged the number three and cut it out using patterned paper to make it more prominent.

Because there are so many patterns and colors on the layout, I stuck with a black and white photo so it wouldn't clash.

I clustered several die cuts and chipboard embellishments around the photo for added color and dimension.

Last was the gold Thickers title with gold circles and hearts throughout the project.

In the bottom-right corner I added Abby's initials and the date followed by a doodled border around the layout.

The finished layout is bright and cheery and captures the fun we had that day.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick store for these and many other wonderful designs!!


Happy Together | Let's Party | Michelle Whorwood April 03, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout showcasing the 'celebrations' theme.  I decided to be a bit creative here and do a layout based on my girls saying they were swinging as high as a floating helium balloon and featuring the 'balloons' from the Let's Party cut file set.   Here is my page:

I first enlarged the balloons and strings and replicated them so I had 5 balloons.  I then added different patterned papers to the negative spaces in the balloons.  I then added my photos of my girls on the swings at the bottom of the bunch so it looks like the balloons are taking them away up into the sky!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you are enjoying our celebrations inspired pages this week!   Keep checking back for more inspiration from the other designers as the week goes on!

Take care
Michelle 


Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00

Hey everyone!  March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you.  Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page.  I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock.  It just screamed EGGS to me!  I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers.  I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.

 

 


Craft a Life You Love | Jen McMurtrey March 26, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! 

Spring has sprung and we are focusing on flowers this week on the JustNick blog! For this project I paired the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection with the Flower Power and In the Rose Garden Background files.

Admittedly, this layout is much busier than I had originally planned. However, I decided to just roll with what I had.

To begin, I cut the In the Rose Garden Background file using the pink paper and adhered it to the polka dot patterned paper.

Next, I layered different patterned papers on top of the rose background and used machine stitching to keep them in place.

The photos were next, to which I then added chipboard accents.

Next, I used wood Thickers for my title above and below the photos.

After I had the majority of embellishments down, I decided the layout needed some anchoring. This is where the Flower Power file comes into play. I cut it using the turquoise paper, cut that in half, and then placed each half at the top and bottom of the layout. 

As previously stated, the layout is very busy but it seems to work. Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fabulous cut files!!


40 | Crop Circle Background | Michelle Whorwood March 22, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood back here again with a new layout featuring one of the fun background cut files in store, the Crop Circle Background.  It is a super cool circle design that can be used on multiple of scrapbooking themes. 

Here is my layout 

I cut the cut file out on an ombre style patterned paper as it gave the file interest, and colour without being too busy!   I then themed my embellishments. to match in with the colours in the cut file which is another popular technique right now! 

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today! 

Take care
Michelle


Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file! 

First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates! 

Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds! 

Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects! 


Set Fire to the Rain | Rainy Days | Michelle Whorwood March 18, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!   Michelle here with a new layout featuring two new cut files in store, Rainy Days and Spring Doodle Flowers.

Firstly, I loved the cute flowers in the Spring Doodle flowers cut file so I cut out some on white cardstock.and then added some patterned papers to the negative spaces and layered them like a little bunch of florals as an embellishment cluster at the corner of my photo.

I loved the cut file of the clouds with the rain drops and really wanted to use it with this photo of my BFF and I at the Adele concert where it literally rained the entire time and we were totally soaked.   Adele rocked it in the rain with us and the concert was amazing!!  I backed the cut file in some blue patterned paper with the tiny dots and then added my title to it using the song title 'Set Fire to the Rain' which was amazing in concert in the freakin rain!  Super cool.  

Cut files I used:

I totally enjoyed creating this layout with these two cut files!   I hope you have enjoyed my share today xx

Michelle


Come on Down | Jen McMurtrey March 07, 2018 07:00

My oldest daughter has had some grand adventures at only 22 years old, and I love being able to capture many of those moments for her. Just last week, she and her girlfriends flew to Los Angeles for a few days and were able to sit through a taping of the Price is Right. How awesome is that?!

Naturally, I had to put a page together as soon as she was posting pictures on social media. I used the new Doodle Daisies 2 file from the JustNick shop to create a fun layout.

This year is all about stash busting so I used a Hip Kit from July for this project. To begin, I welded the daisies together and then duplicated the file so it took up most of the 12 x 12 cutting mat. I cut the file on a watercolor patterned paper from the Hip Kit. After it was cut, I adhered it to the pink patterned paper, decided I wanted it smaller, and cut the entire thing down to 8.5 x 11.

Next, I matted the photo on more patterned paper and began embellishing.

The paper ephemera and wood stars and arrows added just the right amount of color.

Next was the title, which consists of puffy letter stickers and a sentiment from the kit, followed by a bit of journaling along the right side of the page.

 

I love how quickly this project came together and the overall fun vibe! Be sure to pick up this month's new files in the shop, as well as visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 04, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file! 

I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop! 

 


You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00

Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it.  This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.

So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file.  This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time!  I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!

Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side.  I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while.  This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!

 

 


You Are My Happy - Rachel Lowe: February 22, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends I hope you are enjoying the wonderful month of LOVE layouts!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using Crate Paper Good Vibes collection and two Justnick cut files.

Firstly I sprayed black colour shine lightly over my white background paper.

It is so easy to re size your cut file to work with your design. I re sized the Heart Strings background fit my 8.5x11 inch layout design which I cut in a solid colour. I then machine sewed over the hearts for texture and around the border strip.

I sized my title You Are my Happy cut file so it would fit with my photo mat (I created a polaroid frame and added machine sewing around it). As my paper had dots on it I added black Nuvo Jewel Drops to add depth.

The rest of my layout was all about birds and floral blooms which I created two features. I used foam tape on the birds so I could tuck the floral blooms under.

I used the Nuvo Jewel Drops in the centres of the flowers, birds eyes and tail.

I adore this photo of my youngest boy and I, don't be afraid to use pink or girly inclined collections, often they can work beautifully!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful creative week!


These are the moments | Zsoka Marko February 21, 2018 07:00

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka back with you today to share a new layout I've created for Just Nick!

This time the Delicate Butterflies cut file spoke to me :).  

As I'm waiting for the new Pinkfresh Studio collections to arrive, I decided to use up some of the old ones! My most favourite collection ever from PFS is Indigo Hills and I haven't scrapped with it in ages so I went with this collection. 

I arranged the cut file in Silhouette Studio the way I wanted it on my layout - I removed the small butterfly at the bottom, then duplicated the cut file and flipped one of them horizontally to get mirror images. I also cut a bigger, single butterfly for the bottom. I used textured white card stock for the cut files. 

I then backed the cut files with different patterned papers, going from light to dark from top to bottom. I layered some tissue paper and tags behind my photo and glued it all down. I glued down the cut files also. I started adding embellishments, as much as I could, I went with a tone-on-tone effect. 

I also picked out some die cuts from the beautiful Escape the Ordinary collection, some butterflies and foliage, plus my title. I wrote my journaling, stamped my date and added some black ink splatters to finish off my page. 

I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by!

X


So Sweet | Jen McMurtrey February 19, 2018 07:00

Happy Monday (Is that a thing?) Just Nick Friends!

It's Jen today continuing February's love theme using the Love Background cut file and Crate Paper's Main Squeeze Collection.

Using white card stock, I cut the Love Background file and painted it using watercolors - the same colors were used on the background paper as well.

 

With the background in place, I adhered the photo with it's patterned-paper backing using foam squares.

Embellishments were next and I used a mix of die cuts, stickers, and chipboard to give the layout a whimsical feel.

My final step was enamel dots - my embellishment staple - in a visual triangle on the project.

I love the cute factor of the finished project, which matches this sweet photo of my girls.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Just Nick Shop for this and loads of other fabulous cut files!


2018 School Days | Doodle Doily | Michelle Whorwood February 19, 2018 01:24

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the cool doily designs in store - the 'Doodle Doily'! 

I had loads of fun creating this with with a striking black cardstock background making the white doily pop on my page.  I cut the cut file out twice in two different sizes and used it to anchor both my photo and my embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page.  I then mimicked the black and white theme with some of my embellishments as well.

Some close ups:

Cut file:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45

It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it!  I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile!  I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!

I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper!  I love how this layout turned out.  It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Three Times the Love | Jen McMurtrey February 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It is crazy that we are already welcoming February and since Valentine's Day is just over a week away, I decided to create a project using the fabulous Loads of Love file from the JustNick shop.

For the base, I used a mint green patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection that I painted with white gesso. Once that dried, I splattered it with various watercolors that match the colors in the rest of the layout.

After cutting out the Loads of Love on white card stock, I backed each letter with a different patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection. 

My black and white photo was cut down to fit behind the "O" in the largest part of the cut file.

I kept this layout very simple and only added a few die cuts around the photo and at the top of the page along with chipboard stars in a visual triangle above and below the cut file.

 

This is a great project to try when you are pressed for time - I was able to complete it in just over an hour one evening after work.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Hooray | Heart Background 4 | Michelle Whorwood January 31, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle Whorwood here with my second layout for this month!   I have been totally inspired by all the 'love' themed cut files in store.   I wanted to use the Heart Background 4 for my background as it is a fun and eclectic mix of different sized and shaped hearts. 

Here is my layout:

I cut the file out on dark charcoal cardstock to create a bold effect and added some pops of pink and yellow into several of the negative spaces.  By using a darker cardstock it creates graphic statement which makes a striking contrast against my white background.  I then added my photo and layering embellishments in and around it.  I love how the pops of colour mixed in with the bold black cut file create a balanced yet fun page!

Some close ups:

Cut file used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Michelle 


You & Me | Jen McMurtrey January 27, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and JustNick has loads of wonderful cut files for your projects. However, today I am sharing a non-Valentine themed project using the new Heart Cluster file.

The project began with my duplicating the file in several sizes and cascading it down the page. I cut it on white card stock, backed it with a floral-patterned paper (Paige Evans' Turn the Page collection), and splattered it with ink.

I continued with the same file and used the offset feature on my Silhouette to create the next set of hearts. Once this was cut, I used several of the patterned papers and backed the heart clusters in a rainbow-like color scheme. This piece was adhered to the white card stock over the previously cut hearts with foam squares.

My photo was next and it was backed with patterned paper and placed on top of the hearts. Since the layout was already very bright, I printed the photo in black and white.

Embellishments were next and I clustered several of the floral die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection around the photo. I placed my title next and also added some bunches of white thread for more texture. 

I journaled a bit below the photo and placed puffy flower stickers and enamel dots on the page.

At the last minute, I added the gold washi tape down the left side to anchor everything.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other files for your projects.


Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years! 

I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad. 

I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts! 


Love Love Love - Cathy Martin January 12, 2018 07:00

Hey everyone!!!  It's my first layout and blog post for 2018 for JustNick!  I swear, she's going to have to kick me to the curb to get me to leave!  Where I live, it's cold, the wind hurts my face, and there is slush and snow everywhere, so I decided I needed to channel a little sunshine into my page!

I used the Loads of Love cut file, and I cut it out of a pinky-peach ombre paper.  I was originally going to cut it out of white cardstock, but decided to use up some of the neglected  solid papers in my stash.  At this point I had no clue where I was going with it, only that I knew I wanted to put a picture in the largest O.  I used a SnapChat pic of my daughter and I, since I needed a small one, and the quality of the photo wasn't the greatest, so it was better to keep it small.  I then chose various fun patterned papers from my paper scraps stash.  I always love stash busting with Nicole's cut files!

I wasn't sure what background paper to use, but in the end I couldn't resist using the bright and friendly clouds!  My daughter also helped influence my background paper choice.  I only did a minimal amount of embellishing, since the page was already brimming with fun!  I am so happy with how seriously cute this page turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 

 


Cool Dude | Jen McMurtrey January 08, 2018 07:00

Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year is off to a fantastic start!

Today I'm going back to my love of mixed media with a fun boy-themed layout using the Doodle Frames and All Boy cut files from JustNick.

This project began with a photo of my son from 2004 when he was just three years old. When I showed my husband the picture, he suggested I get a current shot and use both. It is so funny because after 14 years he still has the same smirk and I was able to capture it perfectly.

One of my goals for 2018 is to destash my stash - I have so many wonderful collections of papers and embellishments that need to be used - so I pulled out the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this project.

First, I used molding paste and gesso with a paint brush and applied them both to the black and white patterned paper. Once that was dry I splattered it with blue, orange, and yellow watercolor paints because I knew I would be using those three colors.

The yellow frame was created using the Doodle Frames file with the sketch and cut feature on the Silhouette. I used white card stock and a black sketch pen to create the frame and then painted it with the same yellow watercolor from the paint splatters. I used foam squares to adhere the frame so it pops off the page. The photos were then placed using my ATG for the left picture and more foam squares for the one on the right. I love giving my pages lots of dimension.

Next are the title and stars, which were cut using the All Boy file. These were again cut using white card stock and then painted with the orange and blue watercolors from the background. These were adhered with a combination of glue and foam squares depending on where they fell on the layout.

The stars were clustered around both photos with numbers pulled from the embellishments in the CP collection to indicate Caleb's age at the time the pictures were taken.

I added a few more embellishments above and below the title as well as the hand-written dates. This is one of my favorite projects in a while and I hope you are inspired to create today.

Be sure to visit the JustNick shop today for these and many other awesome cut files!!