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Hello | Anna Blades August 14, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!!

Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. I really love how it turned out and I hope you like it too. I decided to document this photo of my daughters feeding the ducks in the park. I like it so much when a picture matches a collection so well.

For this page I used the Graphic Background cut file:

I cut it from pink cardstock. I think it gives a girly look to the layout and it doesn't stand out too much. I raised it all with foam. I love dimension on my layouts and how shadows create depth. Maybe that's the secret of an eye-catching page.

I decided to create my own title with one of the alphas from the shop. The Type it font cut file is definitely my favorite. The font is so classy and elegant, and I love how it looks in a big size. It also has thousands of possibilities.

This shade of blue matches my background paper and embellishments so well and contrasts with the pink cut file below. With a little alphabet sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, I finished my title. I love mixing fonts in my titles.

I also raised the word Hello with foam and put a floral die cut behind it and a blue flower overlapping it. I added two puffy stickers to complete it.

For this layout, I mixed some collections from Pinkfresh Studio and these die cut flowers from My favorite story collection were just perfect.

I hope you like it and gives you some inspiration. And I encourage you to use the alphas cut files to create your own titles because they give you endless possibilities for your titles.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!


Soul Full Of Sunshine Layout | Sophie Delorme August 12, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone !

 

It's Sophie with you today sharing a layout featuring a beautiful wreath cut file called "Spring Wreath 2"

 

 

 

I started my page with a light blue cardstock as my background, and added to it plenty of ink and white acrylic paint splatters that matched my color scheme.

 

I cut the cut file with my Silhouette on white cardstock. I backed the delicate flowers with patterned papers from the beautiful Carta Bella Paper "Oh Happy Day " collection.

 

I adhered the cut file only in a few spots so that some of the leaves and flowers are popping a little bit. I placed two photos of my sweet Sabrina in the center of the wreath and backed them with tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers. 

 

 

I fussy cut a few flowers out of patterned papers to create a big cluster of flowers on the right lower side of the wreath, and to a smaller extent on the left upper side as well. 

 

 

My title is a Die cut from the same collection, as well as the label on which I wrote a little note. 

 

This layout came together quickly and beautifully. I find that wreath cut files are always fun and easy to work with ! It dictates your design naturally and all that is left to do is embellishing it as you wish !

 

Here are a few more close-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page and that beautiful cut file today, thank you for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 


You are my happy | Anna Blades July 29, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. This is Anna and for today's project, I was in the mood to do some mixed media background.

I love big title cut files, so I used the "You are my happy" cut file, which is fantastic because you have three different styles with the same phrase purchasing just one cut file.  

First, I used my watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin to create a watercolor background with three colors: pink, yellow, and mint. Then, I used a stencil by Paige Evans and white texture paste to give more texture and interest.  I cut one of the titles from the "You are my happy" cut file from white cardstock and outlined the capital letters with a black marker to make them stand out.

I cut just the word "happy" from pattern paper because I wanted it to be more visible. This way it matches the rest of the page too. I also covered the heart of the cut file with a heart that I fussy cut from one of the papers from the collection that I used.

To embellish my page I used the "Floral swag  5" cut file. I cut it from white cardstock and placed it in the upper right corner. I was thinking to color it with watercolors, but finally, I decided to leave it white. I ripped four stripes of pattern paper and glued them at the top and bottom of the page. I love this floral paper.

For this layout, I used an old collection from Simple Stories: "Posh". It's one of my "old faves", but now I only have a few bits left. Look at that little bird, isn't it the cutest?

And that's it! I hope you like this layout and I hope it gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to check out the new cut files in the store every week!

Have a crafty week! See you soon!


BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that ! 

I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.

I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !

So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!

 I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.

 I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout. 

 I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.

 Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you  will get inspired on the spot !

Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wish you all a great crafty day !

Sophie xx


Shine | Anna Blades June 24, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Anna here with you today with this simple and beautiful layout. I love butterflies and this cut file is just amazing. It's called Butterfly Background 2 and it was perfect for the "Unforgettable" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I cut it from white cardstock because I wanted it to stand out from the background. I also raised it with foam dots to give more dimension. 

For the background, I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin. With different shades of pink and aqua, I made brushstrokes with a wide brush, because I was looking for this effect at the end of the strokes.

I painted only the part of the page that was covered by the cut file, leaving the edges white. So this way, the background and the cut file merge.

I placed some butterflies die cuts "tone on tone", and my picture in the lower right corner a little crooked.

Some butterflies from the cut file are just the silhouette, so I used one of them to stack a little cluster on top of it.

I hope you like this layout! As you can see, you can create an amazing background in a few minutes just with some watercolors and a cut file!

Don't forget to check all the beautiful background cut files in the shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!


ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !

 

 

I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.

I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.

I backed the cut file with different lovely patterned papers from the Jen Hadfield "Hey, Hello" collection, and used some goodies from that same collection as well as from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters collection. I added adhesive foam in the back of the cut file before adhering it to ma page.

 

I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page. 

My title comes from the Heidi Swapp Planner Mini Stocker Book. I wrote down my journaling on little stripes of paper and added the date. I applied a few Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there on my page as the finishing touch !
And here it is ! I love the end-result and hope you do too ! That cut file is so beautiful and easy to use !
Here are a few close-ups.

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !

Sophie xx

 

 

Best day ever | Anna Blades June 1, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here today with you sharing my first TN spread (the second in my life) for JustNick Studio. I've been scrapbooking for several years and I've never felt so interested in this type of project. But now I must admit that I really enjoyed it!

To create this TN spread I used two of the new June cut files: TN Beauty and TN Best Day Ever, and mixed them with a lot of fun techniques.

For the left page, I used the title from the TN Best Day Ever as a stencil to apply the new texture paste from Heidi Swapp and run it through my Minc machine with the Champagne gold foil. I love the result.

I haven't used my fuse tool for a long time, so I decided to create a pocket shaker with a patterned paper and some beautiful sequins from Neat and Tangled.  On top of it, I placed the floral page from the TN Beauty cut file. I love all the sequins peeking up through the flowers.

I did it a little bit smaller than the left page, so I framed it with the same patterned paper on the left page.

All papers and embellishments are from "Emerson Lane" and "Honey and Spice" collections by Heidi Swapp.

I hope you like it and I encourage you to give a TN spread a try! They're so much fun to do!

Have a wonderful week!

See you soon!


Snap Story | Vicki Parker May 18, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my very last layout for JustNick. I have really loved my term on the design team - Nicole's cut files are fabulous! Today's layout looks like this...

I used two cut files - the first is called Photo Memories and you can find it in store here.

And the second is called Capture Every Moment and is in store here.

I mostly used Maggie Holmes Sweet Story collection for this layout and started by tearing a piece of the rainbow paper to put along the bottom of my layout and to back the camera cut file (which I did as a whole rather than individual pieces).

I then added some clear gesso to my white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add a watercolour effect on the page in similar colours to the paper.

I mounted my photos with the frames cut on patterned paper and arranged them above the camera - I was going for the effect of showing a sequence coming from the camera itself.

Finally, I embellished with various chipboard and stickers from the collection and the layout is complete.

I hope it inspires you in some way. Thank you for all the love for my layouts over the past year, it's been wonderful working on this team - maybe one day I'll be back ;-)

 

 

 


happy // Sarah Bargo May 16, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I wanted to share a fun and easy way to use a cut file on your travelers notebook layouts! I used the word happy from the Spring Words cut files!

I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Oxide ink refill and watercolored a little bit directly onto the word!

I always leave a few spots of the surface white that I'm watercoloring, I think that reveals the "magic" of the watercolor technique!

Do you like creating travelers notebook mini albums? I love them I think they're so much fun! Especially when you have a cute cut file to put on the page like these cute Spring words!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy scrappy day! 

 


Kindness Everyday | Majken Pullin May 5, 2020 07:00

Hello friends!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone is taking a big, deep cleansing breath as we head into a new month.  Is it just me, or did April feel like it was 897 days long? Well, in any case, it's a nice time to celebrate the small things --  like when siblings are kind to one another.  My daughter and son do get along for the most part, but when you can see the love, those are golden times.  <3  I'm so glad I was able to capture a spontaneous moment of their love on camera a few years ago.  Let's take a peek!

Kindness Everyday

For my layout, I first found my two photos and muted the photo color saturation so the bright colors in the background wouldn't be too bold and overpower (but not so much to make them fully black and white) before printing them.  I pulled out the Pebbles This is Family collection.

I spritzed some Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distressed Oxide ink and water onto my white textured cardstock.  While I let that dry, I cut the Kindness Everyday cut file out on one of the floral patterned papers from the collection using my Cameo 4.

I also matted my photos using patterned papers and black textured cardstock.

I love a bold title on a scrapbook layout!  I cut nine rectangles out and adhered them to the edges of my 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" white cardstock background, adhered that to a 12x12 black cardstock, and then sewed around the edge of the white and over the pink rectangles.

Some ephemera and enamel dots finished the layout!

This was a fun layout to pull together, and I hope you are inspired to create using cut files and pretty paper!

Here is the cut file used on today's project:

We appreciate you stopping by the blog today!  Stay safe, be crafty.

Majken

Majken Pullin


Fly | Vicki Parker May 1, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout which I hope you will find inspiring in some way!

 

I used an older cut file called Up in the Air, which you can find in store here

 

I started by cutting just the top left balloon three times - one big and the other two smaller. I used one of the Paige Evans Bloom Street papers to back all three balloons and then added a little bit of subtle watercolour to each to add a slightly more 'grungy' feel. I also put a very light blue wash over the background cardstock so that it gave the impression of sky.

I also painted the baskets of the balloons in coordinating colours rather than leave them white.

I layered up my photo with some pocket life cards and then used some Bloom Street florals to embellish, together with a PinkFresh layered sticker and some Bramble Fox clouds.

Finally, I added by title using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Thickers which I adore and will be sad to run out of! And that's it! I do hope you like it - thank you so much for looking. See you next time!

 


Love | Vicki Parker April 25, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous new April releases.

 

 

I used Spring Wreath 2 which you can find in store here.

 

 

I started by cutting the wreath on some patterned paper from Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection and sticking it slightly off centre on a sheet of Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper in a similar greeny/blue shade.

 

 

I wanted to do lots of layering around my photo, but leave the wreath pretty much as it was because it's so, so pretty.

 

 

I used lots of die cuts and stickers from the Jen Hadfield, Hey Hello collection to layer up the photo and I also added a few enamel dots and paint splatters. 

 

 

I finished with the title "Love" using some Amy Tangerine Thickers. I was happy with how this came together - it's lovely and subtle and really showcases the cutfile and photo. Thanks for looking!

 


Hello sweet | Anna Blades April 21, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here today sharing this summer-themed project. This new Floral Butterfly cut file that Nicole designed is absolutely gorgeous. These flowers remind me of this picture of my oldest daughter, from our last summer holiday. Now that we have been cooped up at home for 5 weeks, I miss those days so much.

 

                                                            

For my background I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin with the packaging technique. I went for the same palette as my flowers.

After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers with patterned papers and the butterfly's wing with vellum, so you can see a little bit of the background through it. Then I popped it up with foam squares.

I placed the photo on top of the wing, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful flowers. The Hawaiian flowers from the "Maui" collection by Mintopía Studio were the perfect complement for it.  I also glued some more flowers in the bottom left corner and in the upper right corner.

I put two strips of ripped paper at the top and bottom of the page in coordinating colors.

My title was built with puffy words from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I scattered some sequins across my layout to make it a little more shinier.

I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too!!

Stay safe and see you soon!


Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54

Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!

I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there! 

I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with! 

 

I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K! 

Which letters will you use?!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04

Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file! 

One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :) 

 Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!

One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!

 

I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy! 

If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Love Spring | Vicki Parker March 31, 2020 07:00

Hi lovely friends, today I am sharing a colourful spring layout with you.

 

 

I used the fabulous Chasing Rainbows cut file available in store here:

 

 

I started by using the inverse of the cut file so that I had just the inside rainbow pieces. With watercolours, I painted them in rainbow colours - one colour for each colour in the rainbow. I then backed all of the arcs with foam and stuck them to the layout slightly off the page and cut off the excess.

 

 

I then used the same watercolours to add some paint around the arcs to add that extra watercolour effect - I also painted some at the bottom of each side to look like drips.

 

 

It gave a nice 'messy' watercolour effect that I was really happy with. I then built the layout using lots of the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection from Pink Paislee and some fabulous acrylic umbrellas from Bramble Fox.

 

 

I hope this inspires you to do a rainbow layout for yourself and I'll see you next month! Thanks so much for looking x

 


SPRING LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa March 30, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today just in time to kick off our Spring celebration.   Even as we try to get used  to our new normal, the world is quietly changing in my corner of the world.  So, what better way to celebrate the season than with color, flowers and a few cut files from JustNick Studio

 

 

Just love all the soft colors and simplicity on the page. I am always drawn to wreaths, so i chose the new FLORAL WREATH 4 to create the background of this page.  But i chose to split the wreath in half so that the floral details of the cut sit on the center of the page.

 

 

 

I pulled a picture of my daughter walking on the Humber river a few years back, as it reminds me of the nice warm clear days of Spring.  I set it in between the wreath pieces and set to create the embellishments for the page.

 

 

 

 

 

I chose the BUILD A FLOWER 3, BUILD A FLOWER 6, BUILD A FLOWER 7 and STEMS 5 cut files to cut all the flowers from white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

To add color to the flowers and leaves, i used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons.  I simply scribbled  a bit of the color on a piece of plastic, diluted the pigment and use it as watercolor on the die cuts.

 

To finish the page, i simply glued the flowers creating clusters around the wreath, then  glued the negative pieces of the cut file to add a few more small details to the cluster.

 

 

A few lines of journal, and splatters of gold and white ink complete the page.  I love how easy this came together, and how it brings the feel of spring to the page.  Remember to check all the cut files at the Just Nick Studio Shop.

KEEP SAFE everyone

 


Chasing rainbows | Anna Blades March 20, 2020 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

How are you doing? I hope you are all safe. In these weird days we need hope. But spring is going to come anyway, so we have to think that everything is gonna be ok. 

My layout for today is full of shine and colors to bring you some happiness.

I used the pretty Chasing rainbows cut file. I cut both rainbow and title from white cardstock. 

Instead of backing the rainbow with patterned paper, I did it with vellum and I glued all the sequins on top. 

For my title I use the cut file as a guide and hand stitched it with yellow thread. 

And every rainbow needs clouds, so I cut a few ones with the Up in the clouds cut file 

I also hand sititched the clouds to make them fluffier. 

I made the background with Lindy's magicals. I also used some die cut flowers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection. 

 And that's all folks! I hope you like it!

Than you so much for stopping by today!

See you soon!

 


Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal!  Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!

These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it! 

I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..

Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers! 

You can find this gorgeous cut file here! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!

On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:

 

I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!

I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!

 

And created this cute little cover tag:

Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!

He's so cute I just love him! 

Then I used these:

 

to create these!

The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page! 

 A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo


Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!

Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere. 

That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:

I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:

You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!

To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use. 

I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background. 

 I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension. 

I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file. 

For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.  

I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!

See you soon!


XOXO // by Sarah Bargo February 27, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I love February because everything is about love and hearts and all those good things! Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean we can't scrap about our sweethearts, right? Love never goes out of season :) I created a layout in my travelers notebook about my kitty, Salem. I don't have very much scrapped about him so I better get busy!

I used the darling XOXO located in the "Cupids Arrow" cut files!

This was the most simple layout ever, because all I had to do was cut the xoxoxo out of cute paper, then clip it to my page! So adorable!

Sooo… do you ever feel like someone is watching you?... 

One day when I was scrappin, I had that feeling and looked over and saw this creepo starin at me lol! He makes me laugh so much, my little sidekick :)

Do you have a little sidekick that watches you craft? You should definitely do a page about it and use this darling cut file! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 


Love You | Majken Pullin February 17, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!  Majken here today, and I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day as well as all the heart and love projects we've shared with you.  My project today highlights two cut files.

I started with a mixed media background.  I mixed pink reinker with white paint and painted broad strokes up and down.  I also spritzed some watercolor drops and sprinkled confetti down over that.  After I let it dry, I glued down any confetti that wasn't attached and let it dry.  I ran my layout through my Minc machine to help flatten it back out.

I decided to soften the Filigree Background with some vellum to use as a mat for my photo area.

You can still see confetti and paint through it - I love the softness contrasting with the bold, pretty colors of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection.

I cut the Love You 2 files out in the dark blue patterned paper, and also cut it out twice in white cardstock.  I glued the 3 together for more depth and dimension.

I added some stickers and enamel dots to complete my layout.  The possibilities are endless with background cut files! Here are the two cut files I used today.

Don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram and tag #justnickstudio.

Have a great week!

Majken

 


This is us | Anna Blades February 7, 2020 07:00

Hi there!

This is Anna, welcome back to the Justnick blog! 

Today I want to share with you a different way of using our cut files. This Christmas my in-laws gave me the Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers and I'm so happy. I've been playing with it and it's amazing! 

So this time, I didn't cut my file, I just foiled it!

For this page I used the new and beautiful "Floral Heart" cut file. It's so pretty. I'm gonna use it again for sure!

I did it on a wood grain textured card-stock, but I think you can get better results on a smooth one. And also, I want to learn some techniques to fill up the designs. With this new tool, the sky is the limit. 

It's quite difficult to photograph the foil, but here you can see some close ups:

I think foil gives the page a very soft and elegant look with this pretty floral design. 

I used the "Honey & Spice" collection from Heidi Swapp because I think it goes so well with those flowers. 

I hope you like it and I encourage you to try it, you'll have so much fun!! 

Remember to check out the store for the new cut files!!

See you soon!


Cherish | Majken Pullin February 1, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to February!  Majken here today to kick off Love and Hearts theme week.  I'm sharing a layout today of me with my infant daughter because this month, she turns 18 (gasp!!), and I wanted to document more of my time with her when she was little.

After I cut out the Floral Heart Background cut file with white cardstock, I cut out the inside of the heart by releasing the compound path and ungrouping the pieces to remove the bits I didn't want to cut, and then I created a thin offset of just the inside of the heart.  I did the same thing with the flower and leaves. 

Here is what this looks like in Silhouette Studio:

Next, I backed the open parts of the heart flowers and leaves  using Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words.  It's so soft and pretty, and that little bunny ephemera was perfect - it's hard to see, but my daughter was wearing a bunny and carrots onesie.  :)

I used 3D foam adhesive to give dimension to the Floral Heart Background cut file.  I also spattered some Distress Oxide inks over my background for some texture (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Spun Sugar).

I used ephemera, stickers, a tassel, and sequins to finish the layout.

Isn't this cut file just gorgeous?!?

I hope you get some time to document love for someone special this week!  We'd love for you to share your projects with us on Instagram - tag us with #justnickstudio so we can see what you create!

Majken


Love Cards // Sarah Bargo January 24, 2020 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Well it seems that January is just flyin right on by isn't it?! I would like to get a jump on my handmade Valentine's this year, so I'm here to show you a fun & easy way to make a whole bunch, all at once! 

 

I picked up some cute corrugated hearts at Hobby Lobby in the Valentine's Craft section, it's a pack of red & white hearts! A painted some of the white ones light pink and some mint green, then wiped some white paint over that when it dried, just to soften the color a little bit. Then, I cut a bunch of the "love" word cut file out, a few extra in case I messed up lol!

Then comes the fun part! Find pretty bits & pieces to layer under and around your love word! In this case I used light pink lace pieces, pretty floral ephemera, and of course, sequins! 

The possibilities are endless! We all have those pretty scraps left over from other projects, now is the perfect time to use them! No more hoarding lol! 

If you're not sure on how to create a heart shaped card base, I kinda created a short cut to use.. just take a white notecard, and layer your heart on top of it with the left side hanging off the folded side a bit. (It's important to leave a piece of the folded edge not cut, because that's going to keep your 2 heart pieces together and make it an actual opening card.) Then just trace and cut! Boom an instant heart card! 

I hope you are inspired to create your own lovely happy mail! I can't wait to mail these out! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Wonderful | Majken Pullin January 23, 2020 07:00

Hello hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I hope your January is shaping up to be a good one.  Today I'm sharing a layout using two fun cut files and rich, bold colors.

I first cut the Linked Circle Background measuring 10.5"x10.5" because I wanted to frame the background.  I also then welded letters from Script Alpha 2 to create my title "Wonderful" and cut that using patterned paper from the bold and colorful Slice of Life collection by Amy Tan and American Crafts.  After deciding on the patterned paper I wanted behind the Linked Circle Background, I realized I needed to mat the title so it would show up easier - I used the Offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create the mat and cut it using white textured cardstock.  I also used 3D foam dots to pop the title up.

I wanted the additional texture of stitches, so I stitched the Linked Circle Background over the blue patterned paper.

I then added my journaling, fussycut a bunch of flowers, and included stickers and enamel hearts and dots.  I popped up a few of the flowers and stickers with 3D foam dots.

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

I'm so glad you stopped by today for some background and alpha cut file inspiration!  Have a great week and weekend!

Majken


Cherish | Anna Blades January 22, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Justnick friends!

Anna here with you today with this snowy layout. The moment I saw the "Snowflake background" cut file I fell in love with it. I wanted to do some mix media, and this cut file was perfect for that. 

I used Magicals from Lindy's for my background. Then I covered all the cut file with the iridescent glitter texture paste from Vicki Boutin. You can't see it in the photos, but both (magicals and texture paste) are very shiny. 

It really looks like the snowflakes are frozen. The main title is a glitter foam word, so all the page is very sparkly. 

I also used the "Snowflakes" cut file, to add more single snowflakes to the layout. I made a little cluster in the upper left corner, with a glitter foam heart to match the title. 

The embellishments are from the old collection from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" . I really enjoyed putting this layout together. 

I hope you like it! Don't forget to checkout the new cut files in the shop every week!

See you soon!

 

 


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

 

 


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!


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...

 


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!

 


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 10 | Vicki Parker December 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends, it's Vicki here with you today to share my latest layout.  Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday for 12 days. Today's freebie is the On The List cut file which is so much fun. Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

 

 

This is the layout I made using the cut file....

 

 

Fun right? I arranged the cutfile over the whole page and cut it from a patterned paper. Then I backed the letters and 'Naughty' with some Christmas coloured patterned papers, adding back in the centre of letters where needed.

 

 

It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used a star stencil to add some small stars with white texture paste around the page.

 

 

I then used some dark cardstock and Christmas embellishments to frame my photos of me being silly! 

 

 

And that's how it came together! I love this cutfile and if you want to know how to get it for free, read on....

Enter the code: LISTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10th 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.
Thanks for looking, until next time....

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!


Remember | Vicki Parker November 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout using one of the brand new November cut files.

 

 

I loved the Remember cut file straight away - you can find it in the store here.

 

 

I started by backing each letter with a paper from Pretty Little Studio that has a gradient starting with pale pink and ending with an orangey tone - it worked really well and I used the reverse of the paper to add a strip down one side of the cut file. This added some contrast on the 'Flamingo' cardstock.

 

 

I added some fussy cut leaves, some floral die cuts and a chipboard pumpkin along with a cute rainbow to embellish.

 

 

I finished with some splatters of gold after adding my photo backed with some vellum.

 

 

I hope my layout gives you some inspiration for using this fabulous cut file which I think would also be great to scrap veterans. Until next time...

 


It's a Wonderful Life / Sarah Bargo November 25, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! I have a fun new layout to share with you today using the Snowflakes Background cut file! It is one of my favorite cut files, I just love it! 

I struggle sometimes with large layouts, that's why I love using large cut files, they make 12x12 layouts so simple to make!

Just add a few stickers and embellishments and you're all set! These snowflakes have so many darling little details! 

This is definitely one I'll keep using time and time again :) What is your favorite type of cut file to use?

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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!!

 


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! 

 

 


Thankful | Kelly Barron November 12, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you using the new Thankful cut file. 

For this spread I used Paige Evan's new collection Truly Grateful collection. To start, I cut out the file with white cardstock, and then backed each letter and heart with a different patterned paper. 

I machine stitched around the border and lifted the edges up for a bit of dimension. 

To balance out the many colors on the right side, I added a few flowers in the corner of my photo. I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the cut file is backed with multiple patterns and colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick  store to see all of the amazing cut files that have been added. I'm sure you can find something to spark your creativity. Have a great day!

 

 


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.....

 


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,


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

 

 


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!


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!