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Berry Sweet | Patricia April 17, 2020 06:00
Hello Everyone! I'm sharing a story in my Traveler's Notebook that usually would go differently. We love to go pick strawberries, but with the virus, this year, we couldn't. But thankfully, they were selling flats near us. To tell this story, I used the new Berry Sweet cut file!
I cut the strawberries twice with two different pattern papers. On the left side, I used the two pattern paper cuts together, but on the right I used just the outside of the cut file. For my title, I used the 'berry sweet' in the same two pattern papers. I stamped the flowers and leaves before adhering the 'berry'. I added machine stitching to the pink pattern paper and tucked 'sweet' partially under. I love the stamped and the tucked under look because they both give an illusion as being within the design.
I used the Flowers cut file to accent the 'berry' and used them a lot more on the right side.
I penciled in and typed my journaling with my typewriter. To bring in some of the bold black stamping on the left, I used a small strip of black cardstock under my photo, and then framed with the berry outline and flowers cut files.
I left some white space on this side since so much color and texture on the left. But did add a die cut, another flower and a little stamping at the top to finish it.
Thanks so much, everyone, for letting me share and for stopping by! Please document during this time. You don't feel like it now, but you will want to look back. Also, creating is good therapy!!
Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04
Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file!
One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :)
Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!
One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!
I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy!
If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal! Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!
These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it!
I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..
Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers!
You can find this gorgeous cut file here!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Sweet | Kelly Barron February 26, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Today I have a TN spread to share using one of the many new heart files that can be found in the store this month. It was hard to narrow down which file to use for this spread, but I ended up choosing the Doodle Floral Heart Outline cut file.
To start, I flipped the orientation of the heart because my photo needed to be on the right hand side. I prefer my subjects to be looking into the spread as opposed to looking off the page.
After I cut the file out, I backed several of the flowers with various scraps of patterned paper. I then backed the entire cut file before adhering it down onto my pages.
The pops of black provide a nice contrast against the bright colors. To frame the pages I tore a scrap of patterned paper and then placed it on the top and bottom.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store to see all of the new cut files that have been added this month. I hope that this provides a bit of inspiration for your next project. Happy crafting!
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!
HEY AMAZING YOU | Nathalie DeSousa April 22, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project that fits this week's theme, Flowers. There are so many new beautiful cut files available in the JustNick Studio shop, so, I picked a few of them to create this fresh flowery page.
I started this page by adding a bit of mixed media to the background using acrylic white paint and Distress inks. While the background dried, i cut from white cardstock the Henna Heart cut file as well as a few stems using the Stems 2 cut file.
Once the background dried, the heart cut out was glued to the page. I pulled Pinkfresh Studio's Joyful Day collection to create the flowers using the Build a Flower 3, Build a Flower 4, Build a Flower 6, and Build a Flower 7 cut files.
I ruffled the edges of the flowers using a bone folder and then build them together. I replace the flowers in the heart cut out with these flowers, and added the stems behind them so that they create clusters around the page.
A few embellishments from the Joyful Day collection complete the clusters and title in the page. A few lines of journal and gold ink droplets are the final touches added.
I hope this has inspired you to mix a few of the JustNick Studio designs in your next project. Nicole has added lots of beautiful designs to the store lately, it is hard to just choose one.
Remember you can always contact me if you have questions on how this came together.
Hello - Johanna Valayer July 12, 2018 07:00
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!
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!
Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file!
I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection!
Heart is Full | Morgan Langley February 15, 2018 07:00Hey crafty friends! I am excited to be sharing another LOVE post this week! I used the beautiful "Heart is Full Background" cut file to create this fun and simple layout of my sister, Violet, and I!
Wild Heart | Jennifer McMurtrey July 6, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Jennifer today with my first post as a member of the 2017-2018 JustNick Design Team and I am excited to get started!
To begin the project, I machine stitched around the perimeter of the black and white patterned paper to frame the layout. Next, I used the pink gingham patterned paper with the Behold Beauty cut file. I cut two sizes of the same file, and I cut two of each in order to layer them on top of one another using foam squares for dimension.
With the gingham flowers in place, I backed my photo with patterned paper and adhered it to the page. At this point, I decided I needed to add a little more oomph to the project and cut several of the Blossom Blooms file with white cardstock. These were placed diagonally in the negative space to the left and right of the photo.
Last, I added the title using Thickers from Paige Evans and a few stickers from Pebbles. I love all of the dimension of the project and the cut files are gorgeous!
Thank you for visiting today! I look forward to the next year of working with and being inspired by the talented designers on the JustNick team.
Most favorite person | Laureen Wagener June 26, 2017 07:00
Hi there cut file friends!
It's Laureen back with you to share a new project I made!
Now, I have lately come around some changes in the way I scrapbook and see things regarding scrapbooking and have found myself absolutely enjoying to scrap in a different format from time to time.
Doesn't matter if it's 6x8 for telling my stories or 8,5x11 or 9x12.
I am just really liking the change - because scrapping in 12x12 became kind of boring and I had a feeling that all my recent layouts looked similar.
Don't get me wrong I still scrap 12x12 but will throw in some other formats for the fun of it from time to time ;)
Now what I love about cut files is the great variety - the ones from Nicole always come with a PNG version, so you can also print them. I love how Nicole Martle always does that and decided to try it out for todays project.
I used the file "My most favorite" and filled it with a pattern in Silhouette and simply send it to my printer :)
I also used the gorgeous florals from "Boho florals" and kept embellishing to a minimum, because I used a gorgoeus specility paper from the Take me Away collection as my main focus.
I hope you have a great day!
Cut files used:
My most favorite
Details | Jaclyn Rench April 27, 2017 07:00
Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.
In my opinion, nothing screams spring more than a bounty of pretty flowers, am I right?! So, when assigned with the task of deriving inspiration from Spring, my first stop was to scan my Just Nick library for a favorite floral design. I quickly settled on the Floral and Fauna 1 cut file, as I was drawn to it's clean, bold and graphic nature.
I chose two of my favorite flowers from the cut file and sized them to around a 3.5" diameter before cutting them from a variety of pretty patterned papers.
I divided my page background in two, along the diagonal, and sprinkled my cut florals along that divide. My pictures and journaling were nestled in among the top right edge and bottom left edge of the flowers, to tie all of my page elements together.
I layered some florals atop of one another and dressed up each one with buttons, enamel dots and/or pearls. Those extra details really make the diecut designs extra special and give them quite a presence on the page.
If it's springtime in your part of the world, we'd love to see the spring inspired pages you're making with your favorite Just Nick designs. We hope you'll share those with us on social media by tagging your creations with #Justnickstudio .
Best Mom | Laureen Wagener April 25, 2017 07:00
Hi friends - Laureen back on the blog!
Today I was assigned to create a project inspired by Spring and I immediatly knew which photo to scrap.
It was my birthday on the 16th of April and we went to the zoo where they had beautiful trees in full bloom all over the place and my mom and I took a few pictures standing by one of the trees. So of course it had to be one of those pictures - because trees in bloom are always screaming: IT'S SPRING!
I scrolled through my cut files from Just Nick and found the beautiful Floral Swag cut file and noticed I had never used it before.
I wanted to make this the focal element of my page so I enlarged it as much as possible and cut it out of the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh my Heart paper.
The open space in the cut file was backed with vellum, as I like the softened effect that gives. Now I've been a bad girl and just noticed as I am writing this post, that I used a few additional cut files that aren't for sale yet. You will be able to snag them next month ;)
I adhered a strip of a wooden paper, because the page looked super naked without it. On top I stuck down my cut file element on some foam squares. I really like the effect that gives - as if the picture is peeking out of the florals.
I embellished with a few chipboard flowers and scattered tons of enamel dots around my page. I am really loving that look lately and may be doing that for several new layouts.
I hope you like todays inspiration!
Onto the next time - happy crafting!
Cut files used:
Stems 4 ( coming your way next month - so be on the lookout for that)
Hello Spring planner setup March 31, 2017 07:00
Hello!!! I'm so excited to be sharing my project for today. Which is really just an alternative idea because my printer is acting really strange and I don't have any photos to use for a layout ha! But I like what I did instead so it's still win-win! :) I hope you will like it as much as I do.
I used this really cute flower cut files (Basic Flowers) to make some paper clips (and a sort of shaker paper clip too!).
I said sort of a shaker paper clip because it doesn't shake that much lol! I cut the circle too tight and I didn't have much room for a teeny tiny foam tape to add height to the first layer of the shaker clip. I know what I'd need to do so it'll be a "real" shaker clip next time.
I also used the "Hello Spring" cut file but only used the word "hello". Originally, I thought of using one of my A5 planners. But the colors didn't match well so I used my personal teal and white from Webster's Pages instead.
I use this personal planner for things all about home (bills, savings, meals and other miscellaneous stuff for the home).
I made an envelope too, for bills money etc. I just used a clip as closure (just because I couldn't find my white velcro tape).
I just love the colors and florals! I am not a fan of purple but it's one of the colors that come to mind when you say "Spring". This isn't really Easter themed but more on the flowers of Spring.
Look how cute these clips are! They're like flowers in a garden!
That's all for me today.
Have a great weekend ahead everyone!
Cut files used:
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.
Love You Bunches and Hello Cards August 15, 2016 07:00
I'm so happy to be sharing a couple of cards with you all today! Most cut files seem to be scaled for layouts... and I say, "Not so!" Shrink those cut files! And as Tim Gunn from Project Runway always says, "Make it work!"
First, I have this lovely to share...
I used two cut files for this card. First, I sliced and shrunk the Quilted Circle background and used it as a layer for the base. I saw the flowers in the Floral and Fauna cut file collection and knew I wanted to use a couple to layer.
I think it worked perfectly! Also, sequins are not my go to but, how easy and fun they were to cluster at the center of that flower!
Here is the next card...
Before I forget, I'm using the Happy Place collection from Fancy Pants Designs. So fun!
Okay, for this next card I utilized another background cut file. I went white on white and layered a piece of patterned paper between. I like how the paper peeks just a little bit behind the cut file. It creates a fun movement for this card and doesn't take away from the overall design.
And that's a wrap!
Thanks for swinging by today! Now, go shrink those cut files and make some cards!