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'Peace' Holiday gift bag | Jaclyn Rench November 03, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. I realize that the calendar just turned over to November but I'm already thinking about (and doing some) crafting for the holidays! It's never to early to work on gifts and/or gift packaging, in my opinion.
After Christmas last year, I scored a bunch of cute linen gift bags on clearance, for only pennies a piece. I set them aside, knowing that their blank canvas would be fun to decorate and customize with my paper crafting supplies, as the next year's holiday season approached. To make this festive project, I simply added to my supplies: a scrap of glitter gold heat transfer vinyl, a shipping tag and some Just Nick holiday cut files.
The first step was to cut a seasonal sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments digital cut design. There are a variety of words and phrases to choose from in this file, but I chose 'peace', knowing that the simple font would be easily legible cut from glittery gold. I made sure to cut a mirror image of my design, so that when ironed onto my canvas tote, it would read correctly.
I thought the Layered Poinsettia design would make a nice dimensional accent on my bag and allow me to incorporate some more color. I cut the poinsettia from red cardstock, green tone on tone patterned paper, and even threw in a layer of glittery red paper for an added pop of sparkle and shine. I finished off the flower with a gold sequined center and adhered it to my bag with hot glue, centered above my iron on.
I needed a place to add who the gift was 'to' and 'from' so that's where the shipping tag came in. I, again, chose to dress it up with a Just Nick file but not in the traditional sense. Rather than cut the 'warm wishes' sentiment, I used my silhouette software to fill the design with color, add additional text and print it all onto my blank tag. It makes a nice finishing piece to the packaging.
Here's one more look at the finished design. I'll definitely be duplicating this idea over and over again to have a stash of pretty packaging for my Christmas gift giving this year! I hope this post inspires you to do the same!
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Merry And Bright Tree December 15, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a festive layout of my Christmas tree from a few Christmases past.
I began my layout by using some distress ink and a water pen to watercolor the white card stock and let it dry.
For my tree, I inserted a sketch pen in my Silhouette Cameo and sketched the design around the one tree shape from the Tree Trio 2 set and then I removed the sketch pen and inserted the cutting blade in the machine and offset it so I could cut the design out. Hand stitching always gives the project more texture and a homespun feel to the layout so I opted to hand stitch with green embroidery floss around the sketch line.
To add lots of depth to the tree, I placed a sheet of green plaid paper underneath. This seemed to do the trick as the cut tree shape bended the card stock upwards to give it the depth I was looking for.
I also used the Merry & Bright phrase from the Holiday Sentiments collection for my title.
First I cut it on my Cameo with some red plaid paper and used some liquid dimensional adhesive to give it more depth. To keep the title securely in place, I machine stitched the title down because it tends to curl when dimensional adhesive is applied.
The embellishing was fun! I used some sheer ribbon as "garland" by twisting the ribbon and securing it with scotch tape on the backside of the tree and then created some bows out of different colors of ribbon and added some flair buttons on top of the bows to look like "ornaments". To complete the embellishing, I added some sequins from my stash to the tree to give it more sparkle and some wood stars that give it a rustic feel.
I love experimenting with the cut files and trying various techniques. I hope you enjoyed my layout.
Be sure and check out all the amazing designs in the Just Nick shop. There are new ones added each and every week. Have a wonderful, creative day!
Thankful for her... November 21, 2016 06:00
I'm kicking off a week of being THANKFUL here on the Just Nick Studio blog as we ramp up for Thanksgiving here in the U.S. I have a lot to be thankful for, most of all my family and my health so I thought I'd create a layout about one particular little girl of mine who embraces all that life throws at her with such positive attitude.
I mixed in some of the new Plaid Circle Background with other circles and flowers to create this layout.
I sized it down to 1 3/4"x1 3/4" circles so they would fit inside the 2"x2" circles that I had cut from pattern paper. I then stitched them to the background paper.
I scattered 3 - 4 around the page, some by themselves and others as clusters with other circles and flowers. Then I added lots of layers of pattern paper, chiboard, fussy cut flowers and buttons. And last but not least, a title and journaling about why I am thankful for her!
3 x Christmas Cards | Tarrah McLean November 19, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
I decided to create 3 Christmas cards for this week:
The first card I created, I used the Ho Ho Ho title from the Holiday Sentiments cut file set, cutting it from white cardstock and using foam tape to pop it up a little bit!
This cut file set is so versatile, as you get all of these cute titles for your holiday/Christmas projects in the one set!
The 2nd card I created, I used the 25 frame from Holiday Overlay 1 cut file set! I cut the 25 frame from white cardstock again and backed the frame with some red Christmas themed paper. I then used foam tape to raise the whole thing on top of the green Christmas themed paper.
Frames with images or words are great to use on cards, you can cut them from paper or cardstock for a fun look.
The 3rd card I created, I used the Holiday Tree Background. I cut this tree and the frame that its attached to with the green Christmas paper. I adhered it to a white cardstock background and added some Holiday themed embellishments to finish off my card.
The Holiday Tree background can be used for either a scrapbook layout or for cards too, you just need to resize the image accordingly!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas cards today! Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog!
Joy Card And Merry Christmas Card November 17, 2016 07:00
Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today and this week it's all about cards. I am excited to share with you two Christmas cards that I created.
For the Joy Card, I cut out the word "joy" from the Holiday Sentiments cut files with my Silhouette Cameo on black card stock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
For the Merry Christmas Card, I cut out the Merry Merry Background 2 cut file on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo and cut it down to fit the width of the card and centered it on the front of the card. The Christmas tree was also cut out of the black and white tree patterned paper with my Silhouette Cameo from the Tree Trio cut files.
I hope you are inspired to try some cards today. Have a great day!
14 Days of Holidays - Giveaway Day 5 December 07, 2015 07:00 3 Comments
Welcome to Day 5 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!
Todays free cut file is Holiday Sentiments.
I absolutely love the free cut file that is available for you today and, I think you will love it too! It's a doozy packed with some lovely sentiments. These are so perfect for cards but, I can picture them being used on just about any holiday project.
Fun, right??? The fonts are just so perfect. I created two cards and a gift tag using several of these sentiments. They are so easy to size and cut out to fit perfect on each project.
This first card is a standard A2 card.
How cheery is that? I did a watercolor wash on the base and added some paint drips. Then, using some fun sparkly red cardstock, I cut out the merry&bright sentiment rather large. With some snowflake sticker embellishing, this card will hopefully brighten up someone's holiday!
The second card I made is a 6x6 size. Every once in awhile I like to create one of these. I use the larger size for cards that will be signed by more than one person or to have room to add photos or a letter. This time, I wanted to use more than one word. I chose three that seem to go nicely together - joy, peace, noel.
To create a fun and interesting backdrop, I splattered some red watercolor and used the scribbles 1 cut file.
Finally, because I was just having too much fun AND I was figuring out what to do with the last of my 12x12 piece of cardstock, I created this gift tag.
I cut out the 'joy' to fit large. I like the look of words and images going off the canvas of the page. The background is a watercolor wash.
Todays design - Holiday Sentiments - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: SENTIMENTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 7.
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.