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All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th!  Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout!  For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging.  I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece!  I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal.  Just to make it a little more interesting.  I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!

 

 

 

 


Happy Day | Free LOVE Cut File February 17, 2017 06:00

Hi there.  I'm rounding off the Love themed week today with a couple of cards using this week's Free Love cut file...

I adored the fringe look of this pattern paper so I decided to layer three strips over each other.  It's a bit hard to tell in the photo but it has some fun dimension.

Then, I layered 3 medium sized LOVE cuts over each of the three strips and added embellishments...voila!

Get the Free LOVE cut file before it's gone. You have until February 19th. Just enter the code FREELOVE at checkout.


12 Days of Giveaways - Pine Needle Bough December 11, 2016 00:00 3 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy and I'm getting in on the freebie fun!  For my layout today I'm using the free Pine Needle Bough cut file available in the shop!  If you want to get yourself this cute little file make sure you use the code BOUGHFREE.  It's only free for today though, so make sure you pop over to the shop asap.  I loved this cut file and when I saw it I immediately thought of it as making a cute accent to add to a wreath, so I grabbed another JustNick cut file that I had on my computer and cut out a wreath.  I then cut out my bough and sprayed it with black Heidi Swapp colour shine.  I love how bold and fun it looks on my layout and the added pompoms just make it even that much more fun!

 

 

Today’s design – Pineneedle Bough - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: BOUGHFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! 

Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration. 

I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file

I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.

By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it! 

Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: TRIO2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 5th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Happy cutting and creating!


12 Days Of Giveaways - Day Three/Lee-Anne Thornton December 03, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

 

 

Welcome to the third day of Just Nick's 12 Days of Giveaways!  From now until December 12 the design team will be featuring a new cut file each day.  Each cut file will be FREE for one day only, so be sure to check back often!

I created this layout with the Fallen Snow cut file.

 

For my layout, I cut out the Fallen Snow cut file on white cardstock and heat embossed it with some crystal embossing powder and added it to the top of my layout.  I also added some round stickers to the center of each of the heat embossed snowflakes.

Today’s design is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: SNOWFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

So, what are you waiting for?!  Go download a copy of this file and share with us how you're using it.  Be sure to tag your designs with the #justnick12days hashtag, so we don't miss seeing what you've made!

Happy holiday crafting!

 


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 2 Merry & Bright | Laureen Wagener December 02, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi friends -

and happy December 2nd! It's only 22 days until Christmas - at least in Germany, you have to wait one day longer to open presents.

Today is the second day of 12 days of Giveaway - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new files coming up in the next days! The girls created wonderful layouts to showcase each design.

It's my turn on the blog with the BEAUTIFUL design for day 2 - which you can snap for free today only - read on for the code to use ;)

Can you believe that the layout is the first ever Christmas page I have done?! All the years before I didn't scrapbook and therefore I had this Christmas collection from American Crafts in my stash since 2013, when I attemped - and miserably failed - a December Daily.

For the layout I started by cutting out the festive wreath and then didn't know what to do. I decided to back it with vellum and then I was stuck.

I stared at my blank page for a minimum of 20 minutes, because I didn't like the photos I've chosen at first with the papers I've chosen at first and didn't have any embellishments to use with said paper and photos.

Then I had the idea to just use paper strips from the American Crafts collection behind my wreath and use a circle punch to punch out circles to cover up the edges of the paper strips peeking through. Said and done the wreath was adhered in no time.

For added texture I sewed the wreath about 3 times to my page and then started embellishing around two new pictures, that go perfectly with this collection - I am wearing a sweater combo in the same colors from the collection - so it was meant to be!

I adhered my Thickers in a circle to match up with my wreath, used some gold Heidi shine over the page and called it done.

After I had overcome the first "Ohmygoodnessthiswillneverworkandlookanykindofgood" minutes - I am really loving this page and how it turned out.

Now onto the fun part - go and grab the FESTIVE WREATH cut file for free in the store using the code -

WREATHFREE

 

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

and you are good to go - there are endless possibilities to use this - imagine shaker pockets, or 4 wreaths for 4 pictures of each december weekend and many more!

Be sure to check the blog tomorrow for a new fun design to grab for free.

 Happy crafting -

xx Laureen

 

Cut files used:

Festive Wreath


Capture Beauty April 11, 2016 07:00 11 Comments

Hello friends!  Heather Leopard is here kicking off a few more days of the Pinkfresh / JustNick team-up.  I absolutely adore Pinkfresh's flair for design so I was elated to get to work with the Life Noted collection.

I love the pre-printed divided page design on this paper.  It took care of my background design work.

And yay for the lovely spring colors. I decided to mix the spring-like patterns with the Delicate Florals cut file, backing with fun designs from the collection.

I hope you are enjoying this team-up as much as we are.  Make sure to head over to the Pinkfresh blog to see how her creative team integrated JustNick's files into their creative process.

 


14 Days of Holidays - Day 6! December 08, 2015 07:00 4 Comments

Welcome to Day 6 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-18, 2015 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today to show your how I've used the snowflake background design, to create not one but two festive holiday cards.

I sized the file to about 6.5" by 7.5".  Doing so allowed me to cut a piece that was big enough to use for both of my card designs, with only one pass of the diecutting machine.

 

For this first card, I layered a portion of the background onto a piece of patterned paper that was trimmed to fit my card front.  I trimmed off the excess portion of the diecut design and set it aside for my next card.

 

I used Versamark ink and glitter embossing powder to add a whole lot of sparkle to my diecut design.  Not only does it allow the snowflakes to stand out against the patterned background, but it's just plain pretty!  Adorning the centers of several of the snowflakes with gems and rhinestones is a fun finishing touch.

 

As noted, my next card design utilizes the leftovers from the first card - a great way to stretch your diecuts and save on time!  I simply trimmed out two of the remaining snowflake designs, layered them onto one another, and stitched on a pretty coordinated button. 

 

This dimensional, layered snowflake makes for a perfect centerpiece to the design.

 

Today’s design – Snowflake Background - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: SNOWFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8, 2015.

No purchase necessary.

Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.


Meet our Guest Designer Sarah Moore + a freebie! October 16, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

It's that time of the month - where we ask a talented designer to join us on the blog using our cut files!

Help me welcome Sarah Moore this month to JustNick!

Meet Sarah:

Hi my name is Sarah Moore. I'm a crazy busy mama to 4 boys ages 9, 6, 5 and 2 and I've been married to my super supportive husband for 11 years! I am a (very part time hairdresser), but mostly a Stay At Home (Hockey) Mom and a Beachbody Coach! I pretty much run hair straight back all day, but I love it! I've been scrapbooking now for 11 years. I started just after I got married, so I could make a wedding album (shhhhh!! don't tell anyone that I still haven't finished that album!! HA!) I LOVE playing with my Cameo and finding different ways to stretch your cut files and use them in unique ways! I also love getting messy and inky with mixed media! I'm sad to say that my scrapbooking has taken a back seat to my busy life lately, but I was super happy to get a chance to be a Guest Designer for Just Nick and stretch my creative muscles! 

We let Sarah grab some cut files from the store to create a project and this is what she created!

Sarah says this about her project:

For this layout I knew I wanted to use the words in the All Boy cut file to create a fun background, so I ungrouped the file, (make sure you group the individual words back together before you move them or else all the little lines will stay when you move it!) Then I resized the words to the size I wanted, and arranged them all together on my page. Some of them were coming off the page (and that's ok!). Once I had them all arranged, I created a compound path of the whole thing by using the "select" or arrow function on the top left hand side of the sillhouette studio software, and selecting the entire arrangement, right click over the arrangement and click "create compound path". Once that's done, select the box function on the sidebar, and draw a box INSIDE the cut mat (this will be where your cut file will be cropped). After that box is drawn, go back to the select function and go over the entire file again. On the top right tool bar, click on your modify tab, then click on "crop" it will crop everything that is outside of the box you drew so that you have a closed line on your paper once it's cut and so it doesn't just keep cutting away the edges of your paper!
Once I had that part cut out, I used papers from Crate Paper's Open Road collection to back the words. After they were backed, I went back and glued the insides of the words down too. This takes quite a bit of time! I actually sat in front of the tv with my husband and watched a show while I did this because it's quite tedious (but definitely worth it!).
After the background was finished, the rest of the layout came together quite quickly! I layered some papers, vellum and some chipboard under my photo and I also used the Geometric Cards to add another layer under my photo! I'm not gonna lie, I totally used the Open Road collection because I NEEDED to use those sunglasses on this layout! HA! I finished it off with a little Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I love that you can use a cut file in so many different ways! This technique takes quite a bit of time, but the end result is so cool, it's definitely worth it!
We asked Sarah what her favorite type of cut files were and she told us that she loves backgrounds and since she has boys in her house, that something masculine would be great! We came up with Going In Circles Background for her to use.
Check out the beautiful project she made with this file!
I wanted to use the big circles in the Going in Circles cut file as a home for my photos, so I released the compound path of the cut file and removed the inner circles so it would leave me with a solid circle for my photos to go on. Before I placed down the cut file, I applied a light layer of gesso with an old credit card to give the background a little more interest.  
I also layered the photos with a few patterned papers that I cut with my good old manual die cutting machine! I backed the other circles with various patterned papers from Elle's Studio. Once they were all backed, I stitched around the circles with my sewing machine. It helps to keep the papers in place and also gives it some added texture! I love this cut file because there's so many different areas to embellish!
Now, wouldn't you love to get this cut file for FREE?? Just add the Going In Circles Background to your cart and use the code: CIRCLESFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
To check out more of Sarah's work make sure to follow her on her blog:
Or you can check out her Gallery over at Scrapbook.com http://www.scrapbook.com/profiles/426721.htm
Thanks so much to Sarah for joining us today!! Thanks for all the inspiration and enjoy your FREEBIE for this month!

Growing Up October 15, 2015 07:00

Hey, there!  Jennie McGarvey here with a brand new page featuring the Going in Circles cut file. I pretty much love this one.  It's going to be super versatile and easy to use over and over again.    Did you know it's the FREE download for October?  Yep, you read that right it's FREE, starting Friday! 

I wanted to use this cool file in a different sort of way.  Circles are a regular part of my pages, since they lend themselves to sports pages pretty easily.  So I wondered how I could use this cool file as an accent without competing with the rest of the page.  Then, I thought what if I used it so it looked like it was peeking out from behind the page?

 

I know.  It's a little different.  But I love that the file really holds up the page -- it's a super cute part of the page and it really compliments the overall design without competing with it. 

How are you going to use this gorgeous free file?  Thanks for stopping by and make sure to share with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram how you are using the Just Nick cut files!

Supplies Used:

Going In Circles

 


#Funtimes Layout October 13, 2015 07:00

Good morning, Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. Did you happen to catch a peek of the Going in Circles cut file that was featured on Leanne's page yesterday? Isn't it fun?!  Not only is this new design awesome, but it's also the FREE download for October.  Yep, you read that right it's FREE, starting Friday! 

All week long the design team will be sharing projects with you, featuring this versatile cut file.  I couldn't wait to use this design, accompanied by a favorite photo of my daughter from over the summer.  One quick look at the page and you can easily see why this design coordinated so perfectly with the snap of my little girl in a polka dotted inner tube!

I sized the file down, and cut it out of the same white cardstock that I used for the base of my page. 

Those open circles were just begging to be filled with snippets of fun and colorful papers, don't you think?!  A few strategically placed sequins and embellishments find a nice home among the circles, too!

I knew I'd need a bold font for my title, to prevent it from being overshadowed by the circle design on the top half of my page.  I turned to the Hashtags 1 cut file, knowing that the strong type and fun sentiments would be a great match.  I selected '#funtimes' - cutting it once from the same textured white cardstock and again from a subtle blue grid patterned paper. Using the blue diecut title as a shadow, creates interest and separation from the white background, while still maintaining cohesion. 

I'm certain by the end of this week, your brain will be 'going in circles' over all of the ideas you will have accumulated for using this freebie cut file! 

Come back tomorrow for another designer's interpretation of the file.  See you then!

Supplies used:

Going in Circles

Hashtags 1


Guest Designer Audrey Yeager + a freebie! July 17, 2015 07:00 4 Comments

We welcome Audrey Yeager to the blog today as our Guest Designer for July!

We knew we had to ask Audrey to GDT for us when we saw her great projects at My Scraps and More!

Meet Audrey:

I am a thirty something stay-at-home mom to my kindergartener and pre-schooler. I started scrapbooking around 2005, although I have been “crafty” my entire life, dabbling in different crafts here and there. In 2007 I discovered the online world of scrapbooking, which totally changed the way I scrapbook. Since then, I’ve been on several teams for kit clubs, manufacturers, and challenge blogs. In January of 2014, I took over ownership of an online retail scrapbook store called My Scraps & More. I have an entire store in my basement, and it allows me the best of both worlds to work part time from home in the store and spend time with my kids, too! (Not to mention I get to scrap with ALL THE THINGS!)


I love to scrap about our everyday moments and try to record all those little things that are said and done. I’m also so glad that we live in a place like upstate NY where we experience every season because I love being able to change up my products and inspiration from one season to the next!


I love how scrapbooking can remove me from anything else I may have on my mind, and just take me to a place where all I think about are colors, patterns, and the memories behind this photo. I also love the social part of it, too, in going to crops and retreats, and the online support and camaraderie!


In addition to scrapbooking, I love to quilt and sew, garden, play volleyball, and watch movies and sci-fi TV series!

We asked Audrey to create a few projects using our cut files and look at what she sent us!

I used the  Brushstrokes cut file from the store and  cut different "strokes" from different colored papers.  I layered the stoke cuts in a vertical line behind my photo.   I cut the Simple Scalloped Strips file from white cardstock and added small bits to the top and bottom of my photo as a little border.

    

 

We also asked Audrey what type of file she would like to use and she asked for a lake inspired cut file! This is what we sent her:

Check out what Audrey did with this file:

I used the waves from the freebie file and cut them in different sizes.  I cut them from apiece of paper that had an ombre pattern to it so that the bigger waves were on darker paper, and the smaller waves were on lighter paper.  For the title, I cut the words "fishing" and "lake" from white paper and inked it with navy ink to add a bit more contrast.

   

 

Thanks for sharing your great projects with us Audrey!

To follow Audrey and check out more of her work, here is where you can find her:

Blog: http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myscrapsandmore
Instagram: https://instagram.com/audreykit1/ or http://instagram.com/myscrapsandmore/

If you like the Lake Life Freebie - you can download it in the store for a limited time!

Just add the item to your cart and use the code: lakelife at checkout until midnight July 31, 2015 to get this file for free!

After July, the file will still be available in the store, it just won't be free :)

ENJOY!