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More new designs! October 24, 2015 09:00

Check out the new designs added to the store this week!

 

 

 

Don't forget to snag this free design using the code GOINGFREE at checkout - only available for free until October 31, 2015!

Enjoy your weekend!


This week's new designs! October 17, 2015 09:00 1 Comment

Have you seen the new designs in the store this weekend?

 

 

And don't forget to snag our FREE design for October using the code - GOINGFREE until October 31 at midnight!

Have a great weekend!

 


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

 


Summer #Funtimes! October 14, 2015 07:00

Good Morning!  Guiseppa here and I hope you have been enjoying the design team's projects using the free cut file, Going in Circles, available Friday October 16th!  I know I had so much fun using this cut file!

I love this file because of all of the fun things I can add to it.  I can place pictures and embellishments in the circles and make customize my project.  This file will work for any layout you are creating!

Have a look at what I did!

JustNick also has some fun words you can use to created titles.  I chose the Summer Words and Hashtags 1 cut files to create my title.

As you can see I used the empty circles as well as the the ones that weren't to add pictures, embellishments and to personalize my layout.

So, what do you think you will do with this fun cut file?  It's your...available on Friday!  Yay...who doesn't love FREE!  Make sure you stop by the JustNick Store to see all of the fun cut files!  Thanks for stopping in and happy cutting with JustNick cut files!