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THANKFUL FOR FALL | Nathalie DeSousa September 18, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today to continue with our Fall themed week. Fall is probably my favorite time of the year! Everything is nice and cozy, plus nature shows its best colors at this time. There are so many new cut files in the JustNick Studio shop that it was so easy to put this page together.
I Love taking pictures of my family at their best, and wanted to bring the feel of the branches of the tree in a delicate way. So, i cut the new Floral Cluster 1 three times -at different sizes- to recreate a delicate branch on my page.
I set the die cuts so that they formed a delicate branch of flowers and leaves coming into the page. I decided to keep the cut outs simple as i wanted them to stand out on the nice paper background (Days of Splendor collection - Pinkfresh Studio)
I also build my own title using the Fall TN and Card Sentiments 3 cut files. I simply cut them once from patterned paper and twice from white cardstock. These where stacked and glued together to create a dimensional die cut. I just added a few extra mini alphas and done!
I hope this inspires you to stop by the shop and check all the Just Nick cut file designs, There are so many designs to choose from! Cannot wait to see what you create with the cut files!
Fall | Anna Blades September 17, 2020 00:00
Hey JustNick friends!
It's Anna here with you today. Fall is knocking on the door, so for today's project, I've created a layout totally inspired by the colors and textures of autumn.
First, I started with my background, using the Fall Leaves Outline cut file. I cut a bunch of leaves from white cardstock, and then I glued them onto another white cardstock. By doing it, I created a cool textured background.
I covered the page with clear gesso and used pigment powders to color it. I also made some splatters with watercolors and gold Colorshine from Heidi Swapp.
For my title, I cut four times (from white smooth cardstock) the word "fall" from the TN Fall cut file, and stacked them all together.
I used the distress oxide inks to make this color gradient look. I placed it vertically, overlapping the picture. I love how the left side of the title is "floating". The texture is very important in this layout, so I put this kind of fishnet behind my photo and glued it to the page with foam to give it more dimension.
To embellish the page, I only used a couple of stickers, die-cut leaves, and a gold foil heart. Finally, I framed my layout with a wood grain patterned paper. (I would have liked to make a machine stitching, but my sewing machine was broken...)
And that's it! I hope that this layout inspires you some fall projects. I don't know about you, but this page takes me to the mountain, sitting next to a fire with a hot drink in my hands.
Don't forget to check out the new cut files every week. Have a great day!
See you soon!
Geometric Leaves | Nicole Nowosad September 14, 2020 07:00
Hey there cut file friends! It has been a while since I was on the blog but excited to share a fall themed project with you using our Geometric Leaves cut file.
I just love the modern twist on leaves and wanted to mix some modern colors in with traditional fall colors on the leaves.
I cut the leaves from white cardstock and then filled in different open areas of the leaves with vellum and some patterned paper too.
I wanted each leaf to have its' own color set, so used colors in the same color and tone and then adhered them around my photos.
We have lots of great fall images ready in the store - I hope you give some a try on your next project!
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!
GRATEFUL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa October 24, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a project all about those beautiful Fall colors. I love the Fall, and all the new designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick store make it so easy to bring our ideas to life.
As soon as i saw the new Geometric Frames 2 cut file, i knew that one of them will be perfect to create a wreath for one of my pages.
I used a bit of Vicki Boutin watercolor markers to add a color to the area where the picture and clusters would be placed.
Once i set the frame on top of the watercolor background, i pulled the new Leaf Cluster 2 and cut a few of the clusters from white cardstock. Some of the clusters were also backed with papers from Paige Evan's Truly Grateful collection.
I weaved the clusters of leaves so that they read as a large cluster on the page. I even added a few extra leaves to bulk the cluster.
I added small embellishments throughout the page so that they pick up the colors of the photo and add small details throughout the page.
I hope this has inspired you to check the new cut files available at the JustNick Studio shop. Remember you can contact me with any questions,
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!
Fall Apple Cider Treats | Patricia Roebuck October 2, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Friends!! We aren't quite enjoying Fall weather, but this time of the year, I love to create, and especially like to give something I made to friends and family. For today, I have Fall Apple Cider treats that I created for scrapbook friends for a recent crop. I used a pre-made 3x4 wood grain card as my base. Then I used the new Fall Foliage Background with grey and pink paint as a stencil to create my background onto the card. These colors are inspired by the tea bag.
Once all of my cards were dry, I attached the tea bag and the Fall die cut in a contrasting color that is also picking up the green from the tea bag.
Even though I used paint, these came together quickly. I created 24 of them! Perfect little gifts to make someone's day, but with giving these to crafters, they are able to re-use the cut file and the painted card.
I have a few leftovers and I still have the Fall Foliage Background, so I plan on using these to create another project I will share here on the JustNick blog later this month! Happy creating!
Thankful for You | Niki Rowland November 20, 2018 07:00
Sweet day - Johanna Valayer September 29, 2018 07:00
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!
Beautiful | Niki Rowland September 21, 2018 07:00'Beautiful' layout by Niki Rowland
Happy Fall | Majken Pullin September 20, 2018 07:00
Hello crafty friends - Majken here again! This week brings the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, and to celebrate, JustNick Studios is showcasing fall-themed cut files. We don't get much of a fall "season" here in Houston, but we do look forward to the milder weather coming our way after hot summers!
For today's layout, I'm using the I Like Fall cut file to highlight two photos of my little pumpkin having fun with big pumpkins. :)
I chose to use the "fall" part of the cut file to create a large title, and then I backed the leaves with the minty-green patterned paper.
One of my very favorite things to do is layer a cut file with ephemera and other items, so I took the flowers from the ephemera pack and created a visual triangle with one around the right of the cut file. It is an easy technique and really helps the cut file pop! Here's a couple of close-ups of it.
Some sewing along the inside edge of the white textured cardstock helps frame the cut file and photos. I used the "Happy" sticker to complete the title.
I grounded several pieces of ephemera on the bottom right with a strip of ribbon, and I finished my layout off with a few enamel dots.
Cut Files Used:
I hope your fall is full of pumpkins, pretty leaves, and fun activities! Thank you for joining me today.
Our Sweet Girl | Jen McMurtrey November 8, 2017 07:00 5 Comments
Hello JustNick friends! This week on the blog we are featuring projects with leaves, which I love! Rather than use a fall-themed photo, I decided to use this beautiful picture of my daughter with the Fall Frame cut file and the Carta Bella Welcome Home collection.
To begin the project, I printed the Fall Frame in a 12x12 size and layered it on top of the wood grain patterned paper that I splattered with black paint.
Next, I cut another of the Fall Frame in off white patterned paper and layered it behind the original frame - because I do everything backwards - giving it tons of dimension.
Next, I matted the photo with orange patterned paper and adhered it to the layout with foam squares. I followed this with several of the die cuts and stickers included with the collection. For the title I used foam Thickers with letter stickers from Carta Bella.
A border sticker and more embellishments were added along the top of the layout.
A few enamel dots, heart stickers, and journaling completed the project.
This picture is one that I felt needed a beautiful backdrop, and I think the layout is just that. The leaves are so dainty and frame the picture perfectly.
Thank you for stopping by today - be sure to visit the JustNick shop for more beautiful cut files and inspiration from the design team.
Love this | Maryám Pérez November 6, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Friends! Maryám here with you today to share a new project using Just Nick Cut Files. The theme for this week is "leaves" so I decided to use the Leaf Circle Background as the main element of my page.
Once I had the cut file in my hands I started to back the spots. I wanted it to be colorful so I tried to use so many different pattern papers I could. It took me some hours, but once I have it done it looked really cute!
After that, I added some embellishments from the Turn the Page collection, also my photo and my journaling.
Here is the final layout:
Here are more photos:
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 1, 2017 07:00
Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! It's almost Halloween! I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons. For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout. I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash. I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well. You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Fall Layout by Rachel Lowe: October 12, 2017 07:00
Hello scrappy friends well today I have a Fall/Autumn layout for you (which is a bit odd for us here in Australia as it is spring!!!). I am a summer girl and not a huge lover of fall/winter so when I saw the cut file Feels Like Fall, I knew it was perfect for what I wanted to create. These are a few of the things I do love about winter!
I removed a couple of the sayings as I was space conscious regarding my design which is the wonderful thing about cut files you can alter them to fit your theme, layout etc.
I then cut two of the large Boho Florals and backed in a autumn yellow. I wanted my photo centre of my page so place my flowers under the photo until I was happy with the way the looked.
I then a dark blue/grey mat around my photo and sewed around the edge to give it a rustic look. I then went through my stash and found embellishments that coordinated with my layout. I finished off with adding light splatters of gold and black colour shine and some random machine sewing to add texture.
Here are some close up photos for you:
Thank you so much and I hope this layout has inspired you in some way to create your own unique fall layout!
See you soon X
Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 9, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files! I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!! I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time! I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file. I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage! I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!
Dream Chaser by Niki Rowland October 8, 2017 07:00
Welcome Fall | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 4, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with some Fall inspiration. I love everything about Fall; the cooler weather, the gorgeous leaves turning red, orange, and yellow, warm comfy sweaters, and pumpkin spice coffee. There are some awesome new cut files in the store to help you document your Fall memories. I used the Leaf Cluster 2 on this layout.
I backed the negative space behind the flower and the leaves with assorted pattern papers, making sure to get a good mix of red, orange and yellow. 6x6 paper pads are great for backing cut files with their smaller patterns. I love how pretty it turned out. It looks fabulous on my mixed media background. Here are a few detailed shots ...
Here is the cut file I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!
Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 2, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree!
For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout!
For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely!
Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files!
Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you! For this week our theme was "Thankful" Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful. Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn. This time of year is my favorite but far. I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time. I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.
So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all. I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase. I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock. I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title. I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!
My family October 31, 2016 07:00
Hello everyone! Donna here to share my second page for this month.
I used the cut file Leaves 3 in this layout and some beautiful "woodland" collection by Pretty Little Studio.
Here is my page
I used watercolors for the splatters on the background and to color the leaves
I cut strips of papers, folded and placed them over each other to create dimension without using a foam tape.
I love that there is a variety of stickers and die cuts in the Woodland collection that you can choose from
That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page!
Cut file used: Leaves 3
Thanks for dropping by!
She's A Hoot! October 29, 2016 07:00
Hey everybody, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm focusing on Halloween, and I don't know about any of you, but sometimes traditional Halloween icons and colours don't really match what I'm doing. For my daughter's second Halloween she was a cute pink owl. When it came time to scrap the picture I knew I wanted to go in a different direction, but that doesn't mean I can't use an awesome cut file to emphasize my theme! I picked the lovely feather background and cut it from white cardstock. I backed my cutfile with some Pink Paislee Fancy Free paper and then backed the entire thing on some polka dot paper. Since I had such a busy background I decided to keep my layering and embellishing to a minimum. I used a white doily behind the pictures to add a little bit of visual interest and I splatters some bright pink colour shine to top it off! I love the simple sweetness of this layout, the femininity and softness of it compliments the photos perfectly, and the feather background creates such an interesting look. So remember, when you're scrapping your Halloween photos don't just stop at the Halloween cutfiles, there are lots that you can easily work into whatever theme you are going with!
Simple Stories Team Up! October 22, 2016 16:00
Have you enjoyed our team up with Simple Stories this week?
I am in awe of all the amazing creations from both teams using our cut files and the Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories. As the lady who creates all these cut files, it is always a treat for me to see how others use them. I am always so excited when I spot one of our cut files used on a project (and we love you sharing them with us too!)
I had a chance to play along for this team up. I could hardly wait to rip into the Hello Fall collection and get started. But what cut files to use!? There were so many fall files I wanted to add in, so had to reign myself in a bit. I actually came up with 2 projects for this swap, as I just couldn't choose!
I really love all the pretty colors in this collection, and started out by diecutting a whole heck of a lot of leaves from various papers in the mini kit. I balanced it around a diecut scribble shape that was a freebie I made for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (download lots of my freebies HERE). I added in a light wash of some watercolor paint to the white background... it is quite light as I am trying to get the hang of them without being too heavy handed :)
I really love how easy it was to pair the diecuts from the store along with the diecut stickers from the Simple Stories collection. Looks like it was meant to be!
Next, I created this page with the Fall Y'All cut file. I love the scripty font mixed in with some leaves. It is pretty intricate, so I do recommend you cut it a little larger than normal (or use a super new blade)
I cut the title twice and layered the orange letters over the white grid to add a small layer of dimension and pop of color too! I backed the leaf with some scraps from the collection too, so the middle leaf wasn't so stark white.
I simply added in lots of Simple Stories loveliness from here - some stickers popped up, fussy cut leaves and a journaling card from the cut apart sheet. Love those! I love a good woodgrain paper and Simple Stories has a great set that I like to keep in my "background" paper stash.
That's it for me today - and our Team Up too! I want to thank Layle and all the talented ladies from Simple Stories (and our team) for sharing all their amazing projects this week!
Thank you all for stopping by and checking out our blog, Facebook page and Instagram! We appreciate all your support!
Autumn Splender October 21, 2016 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. All week we have been showcasing our awesome JustNick Studio digital cut files with the beautiful Simple Stories Hello Fall collection. My layout uses two of the new cut files for autumn; Fall Y'all, and Leaf Cluster. I love how well these two cut files coordinate with eachother. I cut both of them from a Simple Stories dark woodgrain paper, then I filled the negative space behind the leaves with different pattern papers from the Hello Fall collection. With the gorgeous leaf cluster, my layout doesn't need a lot of other embellishments
Here are some close-up detail pictures. I just love how adorable this fox is. He is a chipboard sticker from the Hello Fall collection.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.
Autumn Blessings October 19, 2016 07:00
Hello everyone. I'm happy to be a part of the JustNick + Simple Stories team up this week.
I created a layout of die cuts really. It's a combo of different leaves I cut with my cameo and flowers that I fussy cut. Although I spent a bit of time cutting those flowers, it came together fast and easy.
Since the flowers were so colorful, I decided to cut the leaves out of white cardstock and leave them plain. I did this so that the leaves and flowers would compliment each other instead of compete against each other.
I hope you are enjoying this week's team up. Make sure to visit the Simple Stories blog for even more inspiration.
Fall Adventure with Pretty Little Studio October 6, 2016 08:08
Hello everyone! I am so excited about the team up this week with Pretty Little Studio! I have used mostly the "Woodland" collection from the PLS store, with a few things from the "Here and There" collection, too.
Because I was going for a fall-like theme, I used a few different cut files on my page:
I cut out some stems and leaves and layered them behind and on top of my photo:
I used a piece of the colored vellum on top of a woodgrain print paper at the top, and used arrow stickers along the edge to emphasize the shape.
The acorns I inked a little bit with brown ink to make the tops a bit darker.
Lots of layers of leaves and stems with some orange fussy cut flowers for some more color:
On the bottom, I cut out some of the label tags and layered a phrase on top, and left some open for journaling.
Thanks for joining us for our PLS team up! Hope you enjoy all the inspiration this week and check out all the NEW releases coming to PLS and JustNick, too!
Love me some Fall! October 5, 2015 07:00
Did you participate in World Cardmaking Day this past Saturday? I love that we have these "holidays" for our papercrafting hobbies and art. SO fun and I definitely participated. The challenges were inspiring and it kept me going as I made some cards to share with you today. In fact, this whole week the team is sharing cards using the cut files and how they adapt so easily from project to project.
I'm so in the mood for Fall here in the U.S. The weather is definitely shifting and I adore sweater weather! In fact, the two cards I'm sharing with you, today, are using a newly released cut file called Sweater Weather. There are several images within the collection and I chose to play around with the leaves. I used the cut file two different ways on these cards.
Here is the first one:
I chose to back the shape negatives with pattern paper. Such a fun technique to do with backgrounds and I also love doing it with other shapes. I duplicated the leaf shape and mirrored one of them in Silhouette Studio.
I also thought I would show you what the inside flap looked like...
Yeah, that's not so pretty is it? In case you were wondering, I used scotch tape to get the paper down. It's the easiest and fastest. Don't worry, though. I made it look prettier by adhering a piece of pattern paper over the top.
Here is the other card I created using the same leaves and I also used the word 'fall' from the Sweater Weather cut file:
This time, I cut everything out of the pattern paper and layered. How cozy is that card??? For these cards, I would include them with a cute little gift like hot cocoa or tea kit. Maybe a pumpkin pie, etc. Or maybe I'll just cut the flap off, frame and hang up. :)
Are you ready for FALL??? Are you ready to make some cards??? By the end of the week you will be. ;)
Cut files used: Sweater Weather