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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! 


Bloom | Majken Pullin September 7, 2019 07:00

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog today - it's Majken here with you.  This week's theme is "words".  JustNick has so many awesome words to choose from, but I ultimately chose the main word from "Bloom" to be the title of my layout with my lovely daughter when she was about three years old.  <3

Bloom

I got to dip into my new stash of Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans.  I love the colors and chose a few pinks and purple papers to back the flowers in the cut file, which I cut with textured white cardstock.

I cut a few leaves from the dark green patterned paper, which you can see peeking out on the right side of the photo.  I love to combine cut files with ephemera to add dimension and contrast. I used a blender brush to spread a very light circle of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around where I planned to put the photo.

I resized the "bloom" word to be about 11" wide so it would serve as the "anchor" to the layout.  I also offset "bloom" so I could cut a mat slightly larger to help emphasize the title.  I used 3D foam tape to pop the title up as well.

Here is a look at the gorgeous Bloom cut file:

So glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog.  Be sure to check us out on Instagram, and of course, come visit the store to see what other word cut files you can use to title your projects!

See you soon!

Majken


Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one. 

For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.

 

I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)

Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.

To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park. 

That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!

See you soon!!


Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00

Hi friends! 

I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)

For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the  Star Background cut file:

I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.

 

For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:

Finally  added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!

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

 

 


You Did It, Yes! | Patricia Roebuck August 21, 2019 07:00

JustNick has been coming out with some gorgeous new cut files!  I decided to combine a new background and a new flower cut file to create my Traveler's Notebook spread today.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

I used the new Basketweave Background 2 and Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to create light layers on the left, full-size of my notebook. 

A great way to use Background cut files in your Traveler's Notebook is either to use as is for your entire background or in this case, trim it down and add where you want it!  I first started with a solid pattern paper background for my left side.  Next, I selected a second pattern paper that would complement and give contrast to my background to use for my two cut files.  I used the multi-colored side of the paper (which had florals) for the Basketweave Background 2, trimming it and then stitching it to the top.  Then I used the more solid side of that same pattern paper for the Botanical Flower Cluster 1, turning it lengthwise.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

The intricate look of both of these cut files were a perfect way to cluster photos and embellishments under and above them.  I trimmed the bottom of the pattern paper I used for the cut files to stitch next to the Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to tie it together even more.  Keeping the spread light, with a whimsical look, I turned the smaller photo at an angle and stapled it.  I kept with this playfulness by adhering my stickers for my title at the bottom in different directions, but used black and white which didn't take away from the spread and also balanced with the black and white on the right side.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

For my right side, I used two 3x4 pockets with a photo at the top in black and white.  The whitespace on my photo, was another perfect spot to trim and adhere another portion of the Basketweave Background 2, and then layered more embellishment over it.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

My bottom 3x4 card was for my journaling with another added embellishment in black and white and stamping the date.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

Using cut files, especially background cut files, as is, is always beautiful, but hope this inspires you to try this idea again or try it for the first time for your next project.  Really adds texture, color and layers to your spread and your photos!


Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00

Well, hello there again JustNick fans!  Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout.  I'm using two fun cut files with hearts:  Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.

Remember Today

What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys.  I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.

To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.

After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again.  I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper.  I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.

The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts.  I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.

I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.

Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera.  I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.

Here are the cut files used in today's project:

Heart Background 5

Scribble Hearts

Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!

Majken


Vacation | Patricia Roebuck August 6, 2019 07:00

JustNick, Travelers Notebook, Scrapbooking, Cut Files

Hello Everyone!  I have a project to share that is all about traveling or vacationing.  We recently went out of town for my daughter's ballet competition and enjoyed some vacation days while we were there.

I used the new Travel words available in the shop this week.

Along with an older cut file I have always loved called Patterned Clouds.

I cut several of the clouds to get a stencil of the cloud shape to then use a sponge and light blue ink to create a background at the top of my pages for my Travelers Notebook.  I ungrouped one of the images to also cut solid clouds to use as a mask and used a darker shade of blue over my stenciled clouds.  Then laid the clouds and the cut words where I wanted them, stitched them and trimmed them in the center of the page.

JustNick, Patterned Clouds, Travel, Travelers Notebook

It is easier to see the inked background in person.  I used the clouds that I used as a mask and tucked those under some of my other patterned clouds.  I wanted this spread to continue to the next, so stitching everything into place was a quick and easy way to achieve this look.  I continued that look with my photo as well, making sure not to split a face.

JustNick, Patterned Clouds, Travel, Travelers Notebook

I filled in with stamps, die cuts, and embellishments to finish this.  We really enjoyed our one day at Magic Kingdom, so this is a great opening page to start documenting the rest of the photos I have from our fun day and entire trip there.

JustNick, Patterned Clouds, Travel, Travelers Notebook

The Patterned Clouds and especially the new Travel Words created a fun intro into our fun days while there for my daughter's competition.  Hope you snag the new Travel Words for your next vacation project and enjoy!


Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do. 

These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project. 

I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page. 

I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look". 

Hope you like it!

Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!

 

 


EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!

Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!

I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty! 

I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!

 


Little Adventurer | Vicki Parker July 29, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout and today I am using the Sunburst Background 2 cut file from the store here.
I have a photo of my best friend's little boy and it's just him outdoors, so I wanted to scrap it as an 'outdoor scene'. I started by cutting the background and colouring it with some Shimmerz sprays in varying shades of yellow using the packaging technique.
I put foam on the back of the whole of the cut file (this took a while, I won't lie, but I love the 3d effect it gives, so totally worth it)! I stuck it onto a patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope collection which gave me the blue skies I was looking for. 
Then it was a case of layering up embellishments and mounting the photo and adding a title. I don't make boy layouts very often, so I really enjoyed making this - I hope it inspires you in some way. Here are a couple more close ups, catch you next time! 

Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00

Hi crafty friends!

Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.

When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun. 

I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!

Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)

Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!

 

 


Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven! 

Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..

Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)

For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!

This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..

I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!

Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file! 

Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!

Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nana | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 28, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it.

I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring. I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from my older 6x6 paper pads. 

I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.

I also added some flowers from the Bloom and Stems cut files to create flowers to match the one in Nana's collar.

I just love how this layout turned out!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!


Happiness | Rachel Lowe June 25, 2019 07:00

Well today I have my last DT share as part of the Justnick team. I have had a wonderful two years creating for Justnick and have LOVED using the stunning cut files. 

I have used one of the new releases, the fab Butterfly Circle.

I have used Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I sized the Butterfly Circle to just under 12x12 inches. I then chose three colours to back the individual butterflies in the circle. I used the release compound pathway function and then dragged out the pieces I needed to cut, with this method you can back the smallest of pieces with precision or use many different papers to back your cut files.

I added machine stitching to the centre of each butterfly and finished off with a enamel butterfly (from the Horizon collection). I also added a row of machine stitching around the circle to add more texture.

I added my photo with foam tape, I used a die cut frame from the collection knowing I wanted to tuck embellishments under it. I then set about creating embellishment clusters around my photo.

I created two floral clusters to each side of my photo/frame. I created sub titles by adding sentiments on the floral clusters.

I added some small flower die cuts to a larger sized heart and added to the bottom of my photo/frame with foam tape. As you can see this layout has lots of height and dimension.

I added my large title bending it slightly to follow my circle.

I have had a wonderful creative time on the justnick DT and know that I will continue to use the fab cut files on my layouts. Thank you so much for your support and I hope that I inspired you in some way over the last two years.

Rachel X

 


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.