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Food art - Johanna Valayer June 17, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for my last blog post here ! First of all I'd like to thanks Nicole for having me, I really enjoyed doing this throughout this year ! 
For my last post I've decided to make a TN layout using the "TN insert 2" cut file.
 
I only used the left part of the cut file because I knew I'd want to fill some of the circles. 
For the right page of my layout I embellished a little around my photo (Yes, this cake was so yummy hehe.)
I've decided to punch my paper because the pattern remind me the whipped creme which was in the cake ! 
Finally, I've added some gold color shine around the circles and that was done. A very simple layout because it's what I like. 
I hope that you've enjoyed and I tell you bye bye :)

 


Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise. 

I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.

It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.

The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.

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

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


Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout for you ! 
For this layout I've chose the amazing "TN insert 1" cut file. 
I've chose 2 papers that matched with my picture, a cute pink paper and a beautiful orange one.
 
I've decided not to embellish too much as the pages were still busy with the cut file. 
On the left I only placed this cute car acrylic piece which matches perfectly to me ! 
On the right, I embellished my photo with some stickers and a piece of washi under the "our story" sticker. 
Finally, I've added some gold touches and a little stamping and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Dad | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 24, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. Having just celebrated Mother's Day, I've been thinking about the Father's Day coming up. I am fortunate that my husband was good Father for his children. I have a layout to share today that is a play on words and a tribute to him. I used the Outline Alphas digital cut file to create 3 words; Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible. I filled the negative space with pattern papers emphasizing one letter in each word to spell DAD.

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Dad's are Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible! 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Be mine - Johanna Valayer May 23, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm here today with a new layout. For this layout I've mostly used the Sunny days collection from Maggie Holmes and the "Be mine" cut file.
Firstly, I wanted to make a kind of arty background : For this I used some spray bottles and some distress oxide with the packaging technique. 
Then, I matted my photo with some papers from the collection and I embellished around with some pieces especially with this beautiful acetate flower, isn't it cute ?
 
I added some shredded washi with a stamp on it, a tag, this cute piece of blue crepe paper and this puffy heart. 
About the cut file, I've just backed the letters, it's how I like using word cut files.
 
To break the too-much-white background, I shredded two corners of my layout and I backed them with the same paper I've used for the cut file.
I added another piece of acetate on the bottom right corner and a beautiful butterfly on the upper left one.
I obviously added some gold color shine and that's it !
I hope that you've enjoyed xx

Friends - Johanna Valayer May 9, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new scrapbooking layout ! 
I've used this amazing "blossoms" cut file which is all I love.
For this flowery layout I've decided to use a Paige Evans collection obviously ahah !
 
Firstly, I cut the cut file in this beautiful yellow paper and I added some colors behind each flower using the packaging technique. Then, I glued a sequin on the center of each flower, I love adding sequins on my layout. 
Next, I've placed my photo and I've embellished it all around with some stickers from "Horizon" and from an Amy Tan sticker book. 
Finally I've added some gold color shine and a little stamp and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon.

 


Paris Street Views | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 1, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the fire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I had to look over my photos again from my trip there this past October. I felt inspired to scrap one of my favorite photos of Notre Dame along with other street pics I took as we wandered around. One of my favorite ways to include multiple photos on a layout is by using a filmstrip. In this case I cut the Windowpane Background cut file apart and sized the openings so I could fit a 1.5" x 2" photo in the opening. You can make a collage of small photos and get 6 photos on a 4" x 6" print. Here I have used 5 photos on my layout and it doesn't look busy at all!

I love this Script Font  that I used for part of my title "Paris". I combined it with alpha stickers for interest.

I also love the tags in the Around the World cut file, but I've use them a lot in the past when scrapping my vacation layouts. By replacing the text in the tag with a sentiment from the Circle Sentiment cut file, I achieved a whole new look! Here is how I did it. Right click on your image and select Release Compound Path. Drag unwanted shapes/text away. Group what you want together by selecting all parts within a rectangle and then right click again and chose the Make Compound Path option. Do this with both cut files and then combine the tag with the new text, resizing the text as desired. Think about all the ways you could stretch your cut files to do double duty!! This awesome tag made a very nice frame for my photo.

I backed the negative space on my tag pulling other colors in like the yellow and the red. They are a nice contrast to the blue tag.

I think it would be fun to carry my filmstrip theme over into a two page layout. What do you think?

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.


Bloom | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 15, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I have a fun Spring mixed media layout to share with you. I am in dire need of warmer weather. We got snow dumped on us again a few days ago... it still hasn't melted either. So I decided to create my own sunshine in my scrapbook room on this layout.

I had a lot of fun creating a rainbow mixed media background to coordinate with the papers I used to back the flowers in the beautiful Spring Floral Cluster 3 digital cut file. Isn't this floral cluster amazing!

For my title, I used the new Bloom digital cut file. It was perfect to coordinate with  my Spring floral cluster.

There is just something about a mixed media background that makes a cut file pop! Here are the digital cut files I used today...

I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!


In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet. 

You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.

I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Happy place - Johanna Valayer April 1, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new layout using the sweet "Midnight" collection from Cocoa vanilla. 
I've decided to scrap this beautiful picture taken by my boyfriend to celebrate Spring ! I love so much this season, this is my fave. And you, which is your favorite season ?
For this layout I used the  "Spring bloom background" but not as a background.
 
Firstly, I used the packaging technique to make a background for my photo and I made some golden drops. I've backed my photo then I've embellished a little with a flower sticker, a little word and a gold puffy star. 
Then, I've decided to cut a stripe of the cut file and to place it behind another stripe of this beautiful watercolor paper effect. 
As I found that my layout was kind of "imbalanced" I've decided to tear a piece of my white paper and to sew this written words paper with a gold thread. 
Finally I add the tittle, more embellishments as sequins, stamping and this chipboard heart and it was done ! 
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you xx

 


Vroom | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 21, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am hoping it warms up enough here in Minnesota where the kids can be outside again riding their bikes. In the mean time, my Spring fever has me scrapping a photo of my nephew from last Spring. I thought the Tread Background was perfect for this bike riding photo.

To get the tire treads to stand out, I backed the black tire tread design with a grey cardstock. I placed a red patterned paper circle between the layers before gluing them together. I didn't want to cover up too much of that tread design. Then my photo and embellishments went over that circle. I may have gotten a little carried away with the embellishing, lol. 

I repeated the circle, adding a few more smaller circles in the opposite corner. Again, I went crazy embellishing the tops of these circles.

For my title, I warped the Vroom from the Planes Trains & Autmobiles cut fileI wanted the word to be larger starting out and get smaller. I thought it would help show movement. Here is how you can warp an object in Silhouette Studio. 

Right click on the cut file and select Ungroup. Move the items you are not using off the grid. Select the object to warp and click on the warp icon (last icon on the right). Select a corner edit point and drag it outward. On the opposite end, select a corner edit point and drag it inward. Play around with the edit points until you like how it looks.

I didn't like how the stars looked warped so I trimmed them off. I replaced them with other stars from an ephemera pack. I edged the word with a black marker. This helps it pop as well as gives it a grungy feel.

I love how this turned out. 

Check out my YouTube process video for a tutorial on warping an object.


Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Love you - Johanna Valayer March 20, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout ! For this layout, I've used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans which I love so so much ! I knew I wanted to use this paper with these colorful octagons.
For this layout I've used the "You make my heart smile" cut file as a title and the "Spring florals" cut file.
  
This layout is super simple but sometimes I love the "clean" effect, mostly in my TN. I fussy cut some octagons and placed them on 2 opposite corners. Then, I've placed my title on the right side and my photo on the left side.
To embellish my photo, I used one of the flowers from the cut file which I've placed behind my photo then, I've placed a beautiful puffy gold heart in the center. 
I added some stickers and puffy around, a touch of gold color shine and it was done !
I hope that you've enjoyed this clean and fresh layout, see you xx.

Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring.  I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them.  On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures.  Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:

I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock.  Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.

Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.

Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file.  I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.

For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font.  To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.

Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want.  You never run out of a letter either!

I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.

Cut files used:

I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.

Have a great week!

Majken


Love out loud - Johanna Valayer March 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new grid layout. I've decided to make a grid layout because I love this kind of layout and the geometric effect it makes. 
For this layout I used (again) the whimsical collection from Paige Evans ! 
I've stayed focus on the floral things for this layout. This is why I've chosen this beautiful "floral frames" cut file.
I knew that I'd like to use 2 photos, that's why I had to find what to do with the 2 other pieces. 
For the first I've decided to make a shaker using a golden tulle fabric which I've sewed. I love this technique, it adds so much texture ! 
For the second piece without any photo I've just placed my title. 
To embellish I've mixed stickers, die cuts, puffy from the collection and I've added some stitching to add more and more texture ! We love texture, don't we ? 
Finally, I've found that my layout was too white ( as usual ahah ) so I've added some gold touches and I've teared 2 opposite corners which I've filled with the same papers to make a reminder. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx

 


My Mona Lisa Moment | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 4, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am sharing a travel scrapbook layout with you that I created with four different JustNick Studios digital cut files. This layout is about my recent trip to Paris where we visited the Louvre Museum. Who knew Mona Lisa could draw such crowds!

I combined three cut files to create my title. My favorite Outline Alphas were combined with the "my" from My Heart is Full and the "moment" from Enjoy The Moment to form "My Mona Lisa Moment".

I wanted to use a few travel icons too. I found a geotag and globe in the Around the World cut file. The globe was perfect to layer under my photos to help frame them. 

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for a new layout. I wanted to make this kind of layout for a while, and this day has arrived ahah! 
For this layout I've used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans and this beautiful "Boho florals" cut file ! 
Firstly I've chose colors I wanted to use ; These are my favorite colors and the most beautiful combo to me. 
I used the packaging technique with some distress oxide for my background. Then, I've placed my three flowers and my picture. 
Finally, the best part : Choosing the embellishment. I love all those tiny embellishments in this collection ! 
For my title, I've used my fave alpha, and a sticker from the collection.
As I thought my layout was too white, I've decided to tear my cardstock at the bottom right and I've sewed a piece of one of my favorite paper of this collection with a gold thread. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

Winter Wonderland | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 22, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today from snowy Minnesota where we are still digging out from our latest snowstorm...  and getting ready for another 4"-8" over the weekend. How fitting that my layout today is a winter one. I really wanted to get this family photo scrapped before spring settled in and we were all sick of winter. (Ok... some of us are already sick of winter!) Check out my layout anyway ...

I used the Snowflake Cluster cut file to ground my photo. The white snowflakes make quite an impact against the dark background.

I wanted to scatter a few more snowflakes onto my page and discovered the Snowflakes 2 cut file has some of the same snowflakes! I cut them out twice, once with white cardstock, then again with vellum. The vellum snowflakes soften my page a bit and I could add a layer of snowflakes over my photo as well.

Along the right side of my layout I arranged a variety of papers and vellum with lots of curvy edges. I wanted you to think blowing snow when you saw it. Here I layered some of the white and vellum snowflakes to create this beauty!

I love how this turned out ... maybe more so because my favorite people are in this photo.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If it's snowing where you live, get outside and snap a few photos! There are plenty of winter cut files in the store that are perfect for documenting them.


Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

Hi scrappy friends! It's Leslie on the blog today. I used the cut file called My Heart

I only use the word "Heart" and copied it unto my page 5 times, staggering them and then welding them together. This is what it looked like in my software.I used plain white smooth card stock. 

 

 

I decided I wanted to do some backing. and backed three of the "Heart" words with patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I backed the first, third and fifth word. 

The rest went pretty quickly, I fussy cut one of the big floral clusters from one of the other patterned papers from the collections and nestled my photo between the cut file and the floral cluster.

Next, I scattered some of the enamel shapes around the layout and added some small chipboard pieces that fit into the little open spaces. Lastly I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine in the top right hand corner and added a roughly drawn border around the edge of the layout. 

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

If you are interested in watching the Process Video for this layout here is a link to my channel, Leslie Berner.

 

Enjoy!


Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.

I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?

I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch. 

Underneath my photo is a border strip of hearts from the Hearts digital cut file. Then, sandwiched between flowers you can see the pretty airy leaves from Stems 5.

In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.


Favorite - Johanna Valayer February 11, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm back today with a new layout. 
For the month of love I've decided to make a layout about my boo and I. I used the "loves me" collection by Pebbles which is so cute isn't it ? I also used this amazing "candy heart background" cut file !
 
First, I've backed up the heart with the "love you" with a cute red hearts foiled paper. After I've placed my cut file on my page, I added some stitching lines with a gold thread. Then, I embellished by trying to make a triangle. for this, I used some stickers and puffy from the collection. 
How cute is this little sloth ? 
For my tittle I used a copper glitter puffy word from the wild heart collection by Crate paper. To me, it doesn't matter to mix some different metallic shades, I love the result. 
Finally, I added some word stickers and gold color shine splatters.
when I was looking at my layout at the end, I thought that it missed something so I've decided to add some sequins all around my layout and I'm pretty happy with the result ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon, xx.

Joy Joy Joy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of the things I love about Christmas most now that my kids are adults are their homecomings around the holidays... and not just Christmas. Homecomings can occur any time during the year and I think they are always joyous occasions! So I thought I would scrap one of those homecomings using the Joyful title to show you it can be used all year around.

I cut the Joyful title out twice to make my title more interesting. I trimmed out the pieces I wanted by hand and layered them in some cases using pop dots to add dimension.

I also used pieces of the Star Background 2. I hate throwing scraps of paper away. When you cut out this digital cut file, you could use both the positive and the negative pieces! Because the Joyful title had stars, I dug out these stars I had cut previously. The color was a good match with the pattern paper. You can't go wrong with stars ... they are perfect for guy layouts when you don't want to use flowers.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you capture some joyous moments this holiday season! Happy Holidays!


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 8, 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 9, 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 6, 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 1, 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 3, 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 9, 2018 07:00



Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 5, 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 1, 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