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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:

 

For this layout, I wanted to share how fabulous Just Nick cut files are for using up those patterned papers that are left over in your stash. From time to time, I order papers that when they arrive, I find myself asking what was I thinking?! That's what this layout is all about! 
I've used the gorgeous Simple Stories collection (it was so pretty I ordered everything) but what to do with that mint and gold foil arrow paper? A background cut file of course!
So, I used the stunning Heart background 2 design, and then as I was peeling it off my mat, I realized that I loved the other spotty dotty side too! Rather than throw my 'scraps' or negative pieces into the recycling bin, I decided to reveal those dotty paper hearts, and layer them over my heart background and to matte my photo onto! I really like how effective this looks! I stitched it all into place for added to texture and dimension. I wanted my title, Sunshine & HAPPINESS to have an almost ombre look to it, so I cut it in white cardstock, & handcoloured it with Gelatos! A really fun and fabulous mixed media layout that stashbusts those otherwise unusable patterned papers. Perfect!

 

 Cut files used: Heart background 2 & Sunshine & HAPPINESS

Created with Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Endless Summer collection, this layout is soft, delicate & pretty! I love that it demonstrates how essential a cutifle background is! The paper pieced XOXO is a real statement piece, and takes this layout from good to WOW! & that's why this is a must have cutfile for your library! 
It's such a verstatile file too - while XOs are often associated with Valentine's creations, this was perfect for my 2 precious lil people! Love how the distressed woodgrain pattern paper really makes the white cardstock XOXOs really pop too! Awesome! I think I will be re-using this file over and over again! ;)
Cut file used: XOXO Background
We love what Amanda created with our XOXO background that we have decided it's our FREEBIE for March!
Now, through March 31, 2017 (midnight CST), you can grab this file for FREE using the code: XOXOFREE at checkout!

Please find out more about Amanda and her creative projects here:

BLOG: http://happyartydays.blogspot.com.au/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/happy_arty_days/

PINTEREST: https://au.pinterest.com/amandajaynebald/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/amandajayne.baldwin.9

 

Thanks so much to Amanda for guesting for us today! We hope you are inspired by her projects!

 


Be You April 08, 2016 07:00 23 Comments

Hi friends!

It's Tarrah here with you and today I am sharing a scrapbook layout for the Pinkfresh Studio and Just Nick team up!

I love the Heart Background 2 cut file found in the Just Nick store! It goes perfectly with the heart paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted collection!

I mostly used the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted collection but I also added in some items from the Happy Things and the Up in the Clouds collections too!

Be sure to check out both the Pinkfresh Studio blog and our Just Nick Studio blog for loads of inspiration and giveaways too! 

Don't forget, all week long we will be hopping with the team from Pinkfresh Studios! Leave a comment HERE and you could win a goodie bag from Pinkfresh Studios - head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win  $25 gift certificate to the JustNick Store!

Please stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog HERE to check out Carson's projects using our cut files!

Both winners will be drawn on Monday April 11, 2016. Good luck!

Thanks so much for joining me!


Forever Canvas November 27, 2015 07:00

Hi everybody,

I don't know about you but, I always feel like there are several weddings to attend during the holiday season. There truly is something magical about utilizing all the beautiful decorations and snowy backdrops for a ceremony. I need to be prepared and I've done just that by creating a canvas art project using two cut files from the shop. 

I'm going to walk you through my process a little bit and show you have I utilized these awesome cut files... on a canvas!

First, I love the heart background file. It's so pretty and I thought, how cool to use it as a stencil or mask! So, after prepping my canvas with a red watercolor wash, I laid out the cut out and spritzed some gold spray everywhere:

The gold spray is very watery and bled through a little bit. I could still make out the heart shape in the background but, had the idea to use a few of the cut out hearts as embellishments. So, I mixed some of the watercolor with modeling paste and went to town:

They needed something a little more so, I used some of my glimmer mist and added some sparkle. I don't know about you but, I really love getting messy with inks and the like. It can be so much fun!

After the canvas had dried, I arranged everything and then glued it down. I used Glossy Accents and the fine tipped nozzle worked like a charm. To complete the canvas, I used the word cut file Today/Always/Forever. Such a beautiful sentiment! I only utilized the outline of the words. There are so many possibilities with this particular cut file but, I really liked how it looks without all the middle shapes and such. Here is the final product:

I failed to mention this canvas is a 6x6. It really turned out so cute! Can you see the stencil showing through???

Thanks for swinging by today! Make sure you go check out the shop. There are so many awesome new designs popping up each week! 

Cut files used: Heart Background 2, Today Forever Always


Love This Moment August 17, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today to share my latest layout using some fabulous JustNick cut files. I was drawn to the Heart Background 2 since I am still scrapping photos from my daughter's wedding. I like that some of these hearts are open. They are perfect for creating a shaker effect with some vellum, sequins, and gold stitching. Here is how my layout turned out ...

I love the softened feel the vellum adds. Here is a closer look at those sequin filled hearts...

I used one of the Scripty Phrases for my title; "Love This Moment". It's elegant script is perfect for my wedding photos.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back often as Nicole adds awesome new files to the store every week.