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Meet our May Guest Designer + freebie time! May 19, 2017 07:00 41 Comments
Good morning! It's that time of the month again, to welcome a new Guest Designer to our blog and show off their fabulous creations!
Today, we welcome Elsie Robinson!
Hey everyone, I’m Elsie and I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for JustNick this month. I’m 23 and live in Brighton, England and I’m a total paper addict! I’m currently on the Pink Paislee and Citrus Twist kits Design Teams and you can also come say hi on the links below!
Now, I don’t actually own a die-cutting machine – haha! So you’re probably thinking ‘what business does she have with being a Guest Designer for a cut file store?!’ Well… I actually use cut files on my layouts by using some good old-fashioned pencils, scissors and tracing paper!
To use the cut files I print them out with my regular home printer and use the tracing paper and pencil to copy the design and transfer it onto whichever patterned papers I’m using. It’s obviously a process that takes a little more time, but it does combat my Silhouette FOMO as I still get to use some of the gorgeous cut file designs!
We gave Elsie free reign on the store to select whatever designs she wanted to use for her projects, and check out what she created:
Cut file used:
I've recently loved making cute little characters for my pages, so when I saw these adorable little monsters, I knew I had to make a page documenting a photo of my brothers and I being silly when we were younger. I especially love the way the blue monster turned out as he looks so cute and goofy with his buckteeth! The Handcut Letters cut file, was a perfect match for this layout as the letters are so cartoony, and I know will be using them for many more layouts in the future!
Amazing right? and all by hand people?! Check out this next project:
I actually made another hot air balloon layout about a year ago and it’s still one of my favourite layouts, so I thought it was about time to make another one!
Cut files used:
I printed the balloons in three different sizes and traced the lines of the cut file to add some stitching details. It’s hard to cut out really intricate shapes without a cutting machine, but I find that stitching is a great way to add the detail back in. I also followed the same steps with the Delicate Florals cut file, I love the touch of whimsy those cute florals added to the page!
Pretty amazing, I think! Now, we would love to offer you the Up in the Air cut file for FREE until midnight CST May 31, 2017! Just enter the code: AIRFREE at checkout... no purchase necessary.
Thank you SO much to Elsie for being our GDT this month! Check out more of her work here:
Meet our April Guest Designer + FREEBIE time! April 14, 2017 07:00
Meet our April Guest Designer - Annelie Maddock!
We asked Annelie to create a few projects with whichever of our cut files she was inspired to use and look what she sent us!
Here is what Annelie had to say about her project:
On this page I used the "Sprinkle Background". I made it a bit smaller, then used it as a mask with texture paste. It's something I do often, I just LOVE the dimension it gives on the page.
For my title I used the word "together" from the "You Make My Heart Smile" cutfile. Adore that font so much! I cut it out on white cardstock, then used mist to make it fit in with the many colours on this page!
Cut files used:
Annelie also sent us this fun summery page!
I am totally addicted to background files! For this LO I used the "Little Black Dots" background, but as you can see on MY page it became a rainbow background!
Then, because it's a summery LO I used the sun & clouds from the "Sunny Days" file. To make them stand out on my page I did some faux stitching.
Cut files used:
Great projects, right!? We would love to see what you can envision with the Little Black Dots cut file so we are giving it away this month for FREE!
Just use the code: DOTSFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
Code only valid until April 30, 2017 at midnight CST.
Thanks so much to Annelie Maddock for guesting for us this month!
To see more of Annelie's work, you can find her here:
Scrapbook gallery: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/483743.html/
Instagram username is: scrappinswewi (http://instagram.com/scrappinswewi)
Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for some fun stuff in the upcoming weeks!
Meet our March GDT + Freebie time !! March 17, 2017 07:00 4 Comments
It's that time of the month again - time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!
Please help me welcome Amanda-Jayne Baldwin today!
My name is Amanda-jayne Baldwin, (aka AJ or @happy_arty_days) and I am super delighted to be a Guest Designer for Just Nick this month! I am a 38yold papercrafting and mixed media artist located in sunny Adelaide, South Australia. I am wife to the most patient man ever, mum to 2 beautiful children who are usually the subjects in my scrapbooking ventures, and a Visual Art Educator for Little Picassos. My style is fun, fresh, contemporary, with a love of colour, a feminine twist & usually features a little mixed media element too! I am lucky to have been on a number of amazing design teams over the last few years, and currently design for Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Pinkfresh Studio, & Paper Issues.
We asked Amanda to make a few projects using our cut files and check out what she sent us:
Please find out more about Amanda and her creative projects here:
Thanks so much to Amanda for guesting for us today! We hope you are inspired by her projects!
Meet our January GDT + freebie time! January 13, 2017 07:00
Happy New Year! It's time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!
Today, we have the talented Aleksandra Gadji sharing her talents with us.
Hi everyone! I am Alex from Sweden. I am 35 years old, passionate software engineer, mom to two adorable kids and wife to the most wonderful man on earth. Yep, I am a lucky woman :-) I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born, 8 years ago. Over the years, scrapbooking has become so much more than just a hobby and I am thrilled to be here and share this passion of mine with you <3
We asked Alex to share some projects with us using whichever cut files she was inspired to use from the store!
Check out what she sent us:
I fell in love with the big "Live Simply" cut file. I adore the big cloud, the hearts and the mix of fonts. I chose to keep it large and use it in white against darker background. I backed up the "dream big" part to make it stand out. That's something I really want my children to remember: to dare to have big dreams.
I didn't want to steal too much attention from the cut file, so I kept my design simple and only played with small, cute embellishments, adding them on top and around the beautiful text.
Cut file used: Live Simply
Butterfly and hearts. It doesn't get cuter than that! The second I saw them, I knew that I had to use them for a layout with my sweet, little girl. I played with the offset function to create three different sizes of the butterfly background and layered them on top of each other.
I cut the infinity hearts in a matching patterned paper and used it to frame my photo. To make my title stand out a little more, I used a sketch pen first before cutting it out. I love how well these cut files work together.
This month, you can grab the Butterfly Background for FREE now until midnight CST on January 31, 2016 using the code: BUTTERFREE at checkout.
Thank you so much to Alex for joining us on the blog today!
You can follow more of her work here:
Thanks again for stopping by our blog and have a great weekend!
October Guest Designer + Freebie time! October 14, 2016 07:00
Good morning everyone! I am super excited to have the talented Bea Valiant as our Guest Designer on the blog today!
I’m Bea Valint from Hungary, a little country in middle Europe… we have pretty hot summers, spicy foods, and a difficult history… I’m an economist and I've always been interested in numbers so right now I have FOUR kids, TWO hobbies, ONE husband and ZERO time... I always have been a creative person never stop with making home decorations, paper carfts and DIY projects. Regarding scrapbooking, everything started when my sister-in-law invited me to a workshop and I became totally ’infected’. My favorite subjects are my beautiful family that I have been blessed with. I love bright colors , little details and cheerful photos. As a paper crafter, I love to find ways to create unique embellishments using pre-made products. I love to start the day with coffee and work out, to travel and explore the world’ beauties, to have fun with friends, but you can find me often standing with crossed fingers next to the gokart racetrack pulling for my sons who are little gokart racers following them father’s passion. My craftroom is always open… I create things together with my kids, sometimes friends, but never with my husband... he just enjoys the results :)
Autumn is my favourite season, love the beautiful golden shine and colorful leaves everywhere! I wanted to reflect this colorful world on my second layout using the 'Leaves' and the 'Sweather Weather' cut file. I cutted the leaves out of an aquarell paper and painted them with watercolor. I used white gesso on a grey cardstock, and placed the colorful leaves around my photos. I cutted some more leaves out of a Pink Paislee patterned paper and added them to my layout
Bea also sent us this gorgeous page using our Nana's Doily Background cut file:
When I first saw the Nana's doily background I already knew that I have to crate a layout with this gorgeous cut file! I enlarged the form and separate the circles with fussy cutting. I placed the round photo in the middle of the large doily circle and backed the cut file with Pink Paislee Fancy Free patterned papers around the photo I created a cluster on the right top using Pink Paislee Take Me Away embellishments.
Don't you just love what she did with those cut files! Amazing! Now, let's get to the freebie!
We are so inspired by what Bea did with our Nana's Doily Background, we thought you would be too and we are giving that one away for FREE now, until October 31, 2016!
Just use the code: NANAFREE at checkout - no other purchase necessary!
To keep up with all of Bea's crafting adventures, please follow her:
Thanks SO much to Bea for guesting for us this month! Enjoy your freebie everyone!
Meet our September GDT + another freebie! September 16, 2016 07:00 7 Comments
Please help me in welcoming another talented GDT to our blog today - Meghann Andrew!
I am a 30-something, wife to a Brit, momma to a former micro-preemie, maker and excessive coffee drinker. I currently reside near Houston, Texas, but have lived in several U.S. states and the U.K. I love to travel and cook when I’m not documenting memories.
As with all our guest designers, we asked Meghann to create a few pages for our blog using whichever cut files from the store she would like! Check out this amazing page she created of her sweet, sweet daughter using our C'est La Vie cut file.
As soon as I found the C’est La Vie cut file in the JustNik shop, I knew I had to use it to document a photo from our trip to Paris in 2014. C’est la vie can mean “that’s life,” in quite a sarcastic way, but I was taking it more literal here, to record a beautiful, ordinary moment in our lives, that just happened to be in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I found a photo from our trip that had my main subject on the right side, the space that I had to the right side of “c’est,” and printed it in 8” x 8”, as my cut file was sized at 8” round. Because of it’s beautiful script flourished font, I wanted the layout to have a feminine feel, so I adhered the large photo with cut file to a floral background paper by Heidi Swapp, then surrounded the circle with fussy-cut flowers from an older Dear Lizzy patterned paper.
To give the layout a diagonal design, I added in some extra embellishment on the diagonal line, and printed my journaling on a journaling tag. Lastly, I decided that the die-cut itself needed a bit of color, so I mixed up a very pale pink watercolor to top the saying, and carefully painted it over the top of my photo! I absolutely love the way it turned out, especially the soft feeling that it conveys.
She also sent in this super fun and colorful page using our Live Love cut file:
I must have had circles on the brain, because I was immediately drawn to the Live Love cut file in the shop, and knew instantly that I wanted to document this beautiful photo of my daughter, and record a really hard day in my life, and what it taught me. I cut the circle designs out in white and backed them with bright, striped patterned paper, really making the words stand out. I wanted to keep the circle design going throughout the layout, so I also cut my photo at 4” round, and added in more punched patterned paper circles.
To bring in more color, I added a strip of patterned paper along the left side, then to offset the weight of that, I added my typed journaling and extra embellishment to the right side of the page. The white background with bright pops of color fit so well with this photo, and with my scrapbooking style!
Don't you just love those projects!
We would like to offer the Live Love cut file for FREE until September 30, 2016 to you too! Just use the code: LIVEFREE at checkout and it is all yours
To follow more of Meghann's work, please look for her here:
Designing for: Elle’s Studio, Jot Magazine
Thanks again Meghann for joining us today and sharing your talent! Enjoy your weekend!
Meet our August Guest Designer + a freebie! August 12, 2016 07:00
We are super excited to have Tracy Banks aka MercyTiara as our guest on the blog today!
Hi there, I’m Tracy Banks, known on YouTube as Mercy Tiara. I’m a scrappy YouTuber who makes scrapbooking process videos when I’m not being a clinical psychologist, or taking care of my 2 school-aged daughters. I’m also on the design team at the Scraptastic Kit Club, and I’m Video Contributing Editor for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.
We asked Tracy to shop the store and choose some designs to use in her projects for today and here is her first project!
For this layout I used the Lower Case Outline Alpha to spell out my title: Oh Canada! I had to split up the letters, by selecting “release the compound path” and then selecting all the parts of each letter in my title, and hitting the “group” button to make them into individual letters. If that sounds complicated, trust me, if I can do it, anyone can do it! It’s no secret that I’m easily confused by my Silhouette! Once I had all my individual letters ready. I just dragged them onto my cutting space, copied and pasted the necessary a’s and sent it to cut.
Check out this pretty second page that Tracy made with our Doodle Flower Background:
Welcome our May GDT + a freebie! May 13, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
It is my pleasure to have Raquel Bowman join us this month as our Guest Designer!
My name is Raquel and I am an Australian primary school teacher, Mummy to two kiddies (Jack 1 & Charlotte 3) and wife to Clint. I admit I am pretty obsessed with scrapbooking and love nothing more than playing with a variety of yummy papers and embellishments and making pretty stuff. I love spending time with my family, sharing coffee with friends, having creative time, a glass of wine at the end of a tough day and all things social media! I have been scrapping for around twelve years now and feel I have finally ‘found’ my style. I’m a lover of layers and clusters and enjoy adding little details while still maintaining white space, balance and a cleanliness to my layouts.
You can find me designing for online publication Jot Magazine, Hip Kit Club and manufacturers Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Pink Paislee.
We asked Raquel to create a page using any of our cut files she liked and this is what she created!
Meet our April GDT + get your monthly freebie! April 15, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Please help me welcome our talented April guest designer Chantalle McDaniel!
Hi, I’m Chantalle and, like so many of you, I just love this amazing creative outlet called scrapping! I live with my Husband and two kiddos in beautiful Brisbane, Australia and I’m thrilled to be serving on Simple Stories and We R Memory Keepers design teams for 2016. You can find me at the links below - looking forward to connecting with you!
We let Chantalle choose a bunch of cut files from our store and check out the pages she created for us!
I have a crazy Xbox zombie living with me right now, so the Gamer files really caught my eye! I have used the word ‘gamer’, included in the set, and cut it on my Cameo using the Silhouette Stamp Material.
I then went about stamping with white ink on the background. I’ve also used some of the awesome hand drawn stars in the ‘All Boy’ set as embellishments.
Next, Chantalle used this month's free file to create this super pretty and colorful page!
This file was perfect for a recent family outing on Australia day. The weather was set to be terrible but we ventured out anyway and were rewarded with lots of and sunshine after the rain!
I have drawn inspiration from a rainbow and cut the file on Bazzill double thick cardstock which is great for wet media. I then applied some subtle watercolour with paints and my aqua brush.
Thanks so much Chantalle for inspiring us with your work!
Here is a peek at this month's freebie:
Now, I know you want this one for free! Just use the code: RAINFREE at checkout to snag this freebie only until midnight on April 30, 2016!
No other purchase necessary
To follow Chantalle on her scrapping journey:
Thanks again Chantalle for guesting for us and sharing your beautiful style with us!
Meet our March GDT + freebie time! March 18, 2016 07:00 3 Comments
Welcome back to the blog! Help me welcome our super talented Guest Designer - Melissa Mann for this month!
Melissa has always had a love for papers and stickers. As a child, she collected piles and piles of Lisa Frank stickers and stationery. The infatuation hasn’t changed much these days! She found her start in scrapbooking in 2005 when she and her husband made a move from Maryland to Florida. The hobby quickly took over their spare bedroom and these days she is honored to design for Lawn Fawn, Elle’s Studio, and Citrus Twist Kits. Her projects have been published in Cards, Create, and Scrapbook Trends magazines. Melissa lives in the beautiful panhandle of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Her day job consists of working for Escambia County as a Tax Agent. She is married to a great guy named Troy and they have one dog and a cat. She loves music, cooking, photography, and reading. Criminal Minds, Law & Order, NCIS, and The Walking Dead are just a few of the TV shows she enjoys.
Melissa chose some files from our store to use on her projects and check out what she created!
Here is what Melissa had to say about her project:
This was a background cut file that I fell in love with in the shop! I'm a sucker for background cut files and this one immediately jumped out at me! I went ahead and backed the entire thing with one pattern paper. I chose this look because I knew I wanted to stack and layer a bunch of different pattern papers in the middle of it and layer my photo on top. I decided to only stitch down vertically on this cut file and did between each column of rectangles. I typed my journaling on a bunch of smaller labels and layered them down the left hand side of my photo. I cut out the word "REMEMBER" and layered that at the bottom of the picture and stitched it down.
Cut files used:
Melissa had this to say about this project:
I LOVED the funky circles of this background file! I cut the file out on white card stock. Once it was cut out, I knew I wanted to back it against the Kraft card stock, but I also decided to back some of the circles with various pattern papers. I picked some muted greens/yellows/blues to go along with my pictures from the mountains of North Carolina. Once I backed some of the circles, I randomly stitched the card stock down with my sewing machine. I layered my photos, embellishments, and journaling on top of the background cut file. I absolutely loved the end result of this layout!
Cut file used:
Thank you so much to Melissa for being our GDT! I just love both her projects, they are so inspiring!
Make sure to check out more of Melissa's work:
NOW- who wants this one for FREE!??
Simply use the code: STONEFREE at checkout today until March 31, 2016 to get this for FREE!
Thanks so much for joining us today!
Meet our January Guest Designer + a freebie time! January 15, 2016 08:36 1 Comment
Please help me welcome our January Guest Designer - Patricia Roebuck!
Hello! I’m Patricia Roebuck. I live in Louisiana with my husband, daughter, and cat. I love spending time with them and documenting our lives. I've been married for 25 years. My husband and I adopted our daughter, Emma, in July of 2009, so we consider ourselves a Chinese Adoptive Family, but 100% American. It was because of our adoption and wanting to create a Life Book for our daughter, that I got into scrapbooking. Besides my love of scrapbooking, I love photography, and creating anything from cards to DIY projects. I have been so fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapwerk, and Scrapbook & Cards Today. I currently design for October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, and Team Richard Garay, and am a teacher at Big Picture Classes.
We asked Patricia to choose some of her favorite files from our store and create something and this is what she came up with!
This is what she had to say about her project:
The Pretty Pattern Background has a very festive look and inspired me to create a New Year’s celebration layout. By cutting more than one cut file and then turning them, it makes the cut file look continuous. That is the look I achieved with using two cuts as a stencil with modeling paste on my dark blue background. It created the movement and festive feel of the celebration. To add more texture and even more of a festive feel to the layout, I added the Spike Flowers. The one near the photo layers all three of the cut flowers; the others layer two of the smaller flowers together. The placement of my title, gold accents, and flowers work well with the movement from the Pretty Pattern Background.
Cut files used:
We also created a fun file for Patricia to design with and you are going to love what she came up with! Check it out!
Cut files used:
Scrapbooking is great for preserving memories, but it is a great way to motivate us in the New Year. Selfies don’t come naturally for me, but I think layouts with them help us to grow, reflect, and to also document us. Nicole created this cut file with a very encouraging, motivational quote. The quote inspired me to take a photo of myself reflecting on these words. Her quote includes everything about achieving your dreams, being grateful and giving, but to also remember to love and laugh. I tend to take life too seriously at times, and this is a great start for my New Year, and what I hope to remember throughout the year. I used the Pattern Clouds to add more clouds around the layout, bringing balance to the layout and focus to the photo and the quote.
Cut files really help me when I need a boost of creativity. They jumpstart my layout idea. Nicole’s cut files made these layouts come together quickly. Once I had the cut files picked out, I matched them with the photos, then picked out my supplies. Thank you so much Nicole for having me!
THANK YOU Patricia!! We love how Patricia used our cut files!
Would you like this cut file for FREE:
Just use the code: SIMPLYFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
Code only valid today through January 31, 2016 at midnight.
14 Days of Holidays - Day 14 + GDT! December 18, 2015 00:00 6 Comments
It is the LAST day of our 14 Days of Holidays... we truly hope you have enjoyed all of our downloads :)
Today, we have a a very talented Guest Designer - Amy Coose joining us!
Hi everyone, my name is Amy Coose and I am thrilled to be guesting for Just NicK! I live in Northern Virginia with my hubby on 20 years, my two teenagers, and my sweet 4 year old. I have been scrapbooking in some form since high school (I won't tell you how long ago that was), and love that it creates snapshots of our lives for us to look back on. When I am not scrapbooking, you will find me at the ice rink. We are a huge hockey family and spend way too much time at the ice rinks in our area. Thanks so much, Nicole, for asking me to be a guest.
We asked Amy to pick up some designs from the JustNick store and create a project! Look at what she sent us:
I used the Sweater Weather cut file and the Leaves cut file. I adore how this layout came out. I had so much fun just tucking those fabulous cut file leaves all around my layout. The title is from the Sweater Weather set, and it was perfect.
Now, would you like to grab this file for FREE!
Just simply use the code: TREEFREE at checkout and it is all yours! No purchase necessary.
Code will expire December 18, 2015 at midnight.
I truly hope you have enjoyed our 14 Days of Holidays event and hope you will come back often for all that's new in store.. and grab more of our free files too!
November GDT + freebie time! November 20, 2015 07:00 4 Comments
We would like to welcome our guest designer for November, Kristine Davidson.
Kristine Davidson lives on the East Coast of Canada with her husband of 14 years and their two tabby cats Archie and Willie. She works full time as a Customer Sales and Service agent for an airline company and loves to spend her spare time playing with paper. She also loves city skylines, sunsets, and a big bowl of ice cream while she watches reality television!
Kristine has been an avid scrapbooker since 2006 with a complete addiction to pop dots, diecuts and pattern paper. She is the founder of a scrapbook sketch site called Creative Scrappers, and currently a design team member for Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Simple Stories. She is thrilled to be our guest designer this month and looking forward to providing you with some inspiration to create using our cut files.
We sent Kristine a few files that are hitting the store in December and here are some cards she made with them.
I really loved this cut file and wanted to create a layout with it but after i looked at it a bit more i thought a card would be perfect! I sized the background to measure 4"x4" and cut another tree to layer it. Adding a few embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots helped me create this cute card!
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!
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:
September Guest Designer + freebie time! September 18, 2015 07:00 3 Comments
I would like to welcome our September Guest Designer, Heather Leopard!
Learn more about Heather:
I have enjoyed capturing and documenting memories as far back as I can remember but it was the birth of my children and my desire to capture candid photos & stories for them that reignited my passion for scrapbooking. I love to scrap the little details and daily adventures of my children and strive to capture the essence of whatever it is they are doing in a particular moment in time. My signature style includes lots of pattern mixing, matching, and layering in fun and unique ways. I design for American Crafts, Bella Blvd and Gossamer Blue and manage social media for Scrapbook Circle kit club.
I was born and raised in the Lone Star State and currently live in Cypress, Texas with my family – hubby, 2 daughters, 1 bonus son, and 2 rescue dogs. I also lead marketing initiatives for a major computer company.
Heather dove into the store and chose some cut files and check out what she made for us!
Here is what Heather had to say about this project:
I love butterflies on a scrapbook page so when I saw this butterfly cut file I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My little girl recently cut about 10” of hair to donate and I really wanted to document this incredibly sweet act of kindness. It just so happened that she was wearing a butterfly dress and it just so happened that the new Pinkfresh Happy Things coordinated so well and Nicole’s butterfly file was just begging to be used.
To create this layout, I cut the file out of white cardstock. I hand stitched the background to the pattern paper and then I cut the file again offsetting it so it would cut the butterflies smaller than the original. I wanted to be able to see the pattern paper around the butterflies. I used watercolors around the stitched edges to accentuate the colors in the background paper. Once dried, I adhered the butterflies to the page, added my photo, title and embellishments. I will journal her story later this week once I get my thoughts together on what I think of her generosity.
I asked Heather what her favorite types of cut files were and she said backgrounds! She mentioned that she had some mermaid photos to scrapbook, so I created this cut file for her to use:
Here is what Heather made with it!
It’s inevitable every year that we go to the beach, Little Miss asks to be buried in the sand so she can pretend she’s a mermaid. She often makes little ocean friends, like crabs and turtle out of sand to pretend with. When Nicole asked said she’d design a free cut file of my choice I knew it had to be ocean themed and the scales were PERFECTION. I chose to use the background for 2/3 of my page, leaving the top 1/3 more simple to help balance the page.
I chose a more labor intensive design for this page but the great thing about background cut files is that you can back it with one or many patterns. I used papers from a 6”x6” paper pad with smaller patterns to fill in the scales. I simply laid the paper behind the background cut file, traced around the outer cut, hand cut each piece and then adhered it to the back. Then I added photos, embellishments, the title and a cute little quote about being a mermaid.
Would you like this cut file!!! How about for FREE??
Just use the code: SCALEFREE at checkout to get this design for free until midnight CST on September 30, 2015!
No purchase required.
Thanks so much to Heather for joining us today!! To follow Heather and all her scrappy adventures go to:
Meet our August Guest Designer - Rory Villancourt August 14, 2015 07:00 2 Comments
(Starting September 1, 2015, this design will no longer be free, but will still be available for purchase in the store)
Thanks again for stopping by our blog!
Guest Designer Audrey Yeager + a freebie! July 17, 2015 07:00 16 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!
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:
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 :)