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You can find us at the POOL August 7, 2015 07:00

Happy Friday!  It's Jaclyn here today, to round out the last of the summer-y themed projects on the blog this week. 

Summer for me and my kiddos means countless hours at the local community pool, so it was an obvious choice for me to scrap some of those memories.  I've been eyeing the Marquee Alpha for awhile.  Once I saw Nicole's page that she shared on the blog on Monday, I knew I'd need to give it a go! 

It was just the pop I needed to draw some serious attention to my title, amongst a page with lots of photos and lots of journaling. 

Isn't the detail in this font amazing?  Even when it's sized down to just an inch and a quarter high, as I've done for my page title, it still makes a strong impact on the page.

To add even more dimension to these fun title letters I cut one set of each letter from my pattern paper and three additional sets of the title letters from kraft cardstock.  Adhering each of the three kraft layers on top of one another and finishing off each letter with the patterned paper version creates lots of dimension.  In fact, the letters almost feel and look as if they are chipboard, which in this case, coordinated perfectly with the other chipboard elements on the page.

I know you have lots of summer photos and memories to capture! So, what are you waiting for?!  Hop on over to the Just Nick store and show us what you make with them!

Word week cards July 21, 2015 07:00

Good morning Just Nick friends and fans.  I'm here on day two of our week long word week feature to share some cards I've designed with word files as the focal point. At first glance you might only consider Nicole's word designs simply for use as titles on a scrapbook page.  I was excited to find that many of the designs are versatile enough for cards too. 

I used the 'hello' sentiment from the Word Brushstrokes file to create a simple and eyecatching focal point for my card.  Not only does the cut file serve as my greeting, but also creates added interest to the design since I've turned it into a shaker box.  To create the shaker was simple.  I sized and cut the brushstroke design to fit my card, cut it out of pink cardstock, backed it with a transparency and created a reservoir out of foam adhesive to hold the sequins.  Using the cut file in this way is unexpected and makes for a fun and trendy overall design.

The Scripty Phrases file is one of my very favorites from the Just Nick store.  I knew it would pair just perfectly with this love themed paper from Chickaniddy Crafts.

Since I chose to cut the 'love you' sentiment from a busy patterned paper and back it atop another busy design, I knew I'd need to do something extra to make it stand out.  I cut the design a second time out of white cardstock and adhered it slightly offset of my original diecut, to create a bit of a shadow.

Some foam adhesive and a framing of enamel dots were the perfect finishing touches to make the scripty sentiment the focal point of this card design!

Thanks for joining me on the blog today.  I hope you'll stop back by the rest of the week, to see all the inspiring designs the design team has to share featuring words files from the store.

Captured...Summer Fun July 10, 2015 07:00

Hello and Happy Friday!  It's Jaclyn here today to finish off background week by sharing with you an idea for using JustNick's Circles 1 background design on your next scrapbook page.

I opted to use the background design a bit untraditionally.  Rather than using it to fill the background of my page completely, I sized it down to around 8"x5".  At this size, the circle background acts more as a photo mat, making a home for both my photo and journaling block and a bit of extra embellishing.

When I first laid the circle background directly onto my striped patterned paper, it was hardly visible and completely overshadowed by the paper's color and design.  To make the cut file stand out and become more of a focal point, I backed it with an oversized matting of vellum and used foam adhesive to attach the diecut piece to my page.  Doing so, creates an extra layer of dimension and interest, and keeps the cool circle design from blending into the striped paper background.

While the right side of the diecut piece is mostly hidden, a touch of it peeks out above the journaling block and underneath the page title.  This design choice not only creates lots of fun and interesting layers, but also grounds the entire design and creates a cohesive balance throughout both sides of the page.

Thanks for joining us this week, as the design team has focused on a sampling of Just Nick's background files.  We hope we've inspired you to purchase a new background or two and try out something new on your next page or project!  If you do, we'd love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page or tag your photo #justnickstudio on Instagram.

Cut files used:

Circles 1 Background

U...Right Now June 15, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Good Monday morning!  It's Jaclyn here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first official Just Nick design team project with you today!

I try to do a highlight style page for each of my kids albums, as they turn another year older.  It's a fun way to include snippets of their interests, extracurriculars and bits of their personality in their scrapbooks.  The Right Now cut file was a fitting title and starting point for my page about my son Justin, at six years old.

I love the mix of type in this cut file - it includes both a clean type and funky script.  The original design includes a circle around the entirety of the design.  However, since I knew I'd be using a lot of linear elements on my page, I opted to remove the circle and simply cut the words.

Once sized, I cut the title two times - once out of cream cardstock and a second time from gray cardstock.  I layered the two cuts together, slightly offsetting the top piece, to create some added shadow and dimension.

The majority of my page is pretty busy and colorful, so I opted for a kraft background to ground the whole design.  With the cardstock background in place, the margins of my page still created a little more white space than I was going for.  To solve that problem, I cut some stars from the All Boy cut file out of the same kraft cardstock and layered them over the background piece to create a tone on tone effect.  To make those diecut stars pop just a little bit more, but still not overwhelm the remainder of the design, I colored them with a layer of Wink of Stella brush pen glitter.  The end result turned out to be subtle but cool!

Thanks for joining me for my first post on the Just Nick blog today.  I'm already working on and brainstorming lots more projects to share with you in the future!


Right Now cut file

All Boy cut file

Meet Jaclyn Rench ! June 5, 2015 07:00 2 Comments

We are happy to share with you another talented lady to join our team in 2015.


I'm Jaclyn Rench, a stay-at-home mommy to three awesome kids and wife of 13 years to a super supportive husband.  By day I spend my hours kissing boo-boos, refereeing squabbles, planning playdates, packing lunches, shuffling children from here to there, and trying to figure out what in the heck to fix for dinner that is healthy AND something my kids will eat!  Once my kids are tucked into bed, however, you can find me at my crafting desk into the wee hours of the night and early morning, documenting the stories and memories that come out of those non-stop busy days.  I hope someday my scrapbooks will give my children a good reminder of the memories of their childhood and a sense of just how much they are loved. 


Cut file used:

Heart Background

 You can see more of Jaclyn's work here: 

Blog Address:  http://www.jaclynrench.blogspot.com/

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Instagram URL:  https://instagram.com/jaclynrenchstudio/

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Welcome the JustNick 2015 Design Team! June 1, 2015 07:00 21 Comments

I am so excited to announce our first ever Design Team - we have a talented and diverse group of ladies that I am excited to have on board.


Over the next week or so, we will be sharing a little bit about each designer and sharing an example of their work.

I hope you will stop by the blog daily for tons of inspiration using our cut files and maybe even a  few freebies along the way!

We have teamed up with Audrey Yeager and her talented Design Team of My Scraps and More - all week long they will be sharing projects on their blog using our cut files - make sure you stop by their blog HERE to see the wonderful things they have created!

Want to win a Gift Certificate to the My Scraps and More store??

There are a few ways to enter. 

1) Leave a comment on this blog post,

2) Follow and leave a comment on our Facebook page where you see the above image,

3) Follow and leave a comment on my Instagram account (@nicolenowosad), where you see the same above image.

That's a lot of chances to win! Spread the word and good luck! We will draw a winner at the end of the inspiration week :)