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Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap! The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind. Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved! So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given. My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file! I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart! I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece. I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town! I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!
So here is the sketch that I was given!
And here is the cut file that I used for my project!
And here is my finished project!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat
Happy Love | Delicate Butterflies | Michelle Whorwood May 09, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with a new layout to share with you all today. I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title.
I new as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan. Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!! I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file - I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine. I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too.
Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout - and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too. I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file. Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.
I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?
Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog! We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)
So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files! I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file. I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over! Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick! Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!
I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers. It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout! If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!
You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!
Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cat here back with another layout! I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!. I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper. I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing! I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file. My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre. The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!
Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring! For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash. Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image! I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring. Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!
Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?
Thanks Michelle xx
All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th! Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout! For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging. I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece! I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal. Just to make it a little more interesting. I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!
Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'. I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy. I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.
My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids. I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file. The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty. I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more.
Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first. I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page. I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.
Some close ups:
Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 06, 2017 07:00
I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this!
The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page.
I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further!
One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.
All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all. I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I! I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage. I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page. I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too! I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout. Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!
Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file. I mean, who doesn't love arrows! I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file! I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background. I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :) I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme! I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!
Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00
Hey hey! I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio! I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files. Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with. I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me. I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons. I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons! I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject. I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures! I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper. I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing! I just love how sweet this layout turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!
Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year! I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year. I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today! So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside. I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now! My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead. I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!
12 Days of Giveaways - Pine Needle Bough December 11, 2016 00:00 3 Comments
Hey everyone it's Cathy and I'm getting in on the freebie fun! For my layout today I'm using the free Pine Needle Bough cut file available in the shop! If you want to get yourself this cute little file make sure you use the code BOUGHFREE. It's only free for today though, so make sure you pop over to the shop asap. I loved this cut file and when I saw it I immediately thought of it as making a cute accent to add to a wreath, so I grabbed another JustNick cut file that I had on my computer and cut out a wreath. I then cut out my bough and sprayed it with black Heidi Swapp colour shine. I love how bold and fun it looks on my layout and the added pompoms just make it even that much more fun!
Today’s design – Pineneedle Bough - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: BOUGHFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!
Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you! For this week our theme was "Thankful" Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful. Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn. This time of year is my favorite but far. I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time. I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.
So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all. I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase. I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock. I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title. I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!
Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00
Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week! I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them. I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.
My first card I created was a birthday card. I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts. This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money. I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.
A close up:
For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card. I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it. I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards.
A close up:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.
Choose Happy | Laureen Wagener November 10, 2016 07:00
Hi cut file fans -
I hope you had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend and some crafty time - hopefully!
Today my task was to use any design from the store - not that hard right?! You think!
When you have access to all these amazingly beautiful files you have a hard time choosing, believe me. Then, once I found the design I wanted to use, the next question was to just cut it and back it or stitch it.
In the end I defintely wanted to use my Felicity Jane Emeline kit to go along with my picture and knew I would just back my cut file with all the different papers from the kit.
I just love the look of Quilts on layouts and why not use a cut file to achieve that look whitout all the cutting of fiedly tiedly small itty bitty pieces and then all the sewing.
The Quilted Circle Background was just perfect and easy - I modified it in the way, that it didn't cut my entire background, because if you know my crafting you may also be aware that I like my white space ;) Therefore I only let two rows of the Quilt and backed those with all the papers :)
First I started with the inner pieces of the circle and worked my way out. All there was left to do was to embellish around my picture and this layout was done!
Easy peasy - so go ahead and try to achieve a Quilt look for your next layout using a cut file ;)
Have a great day and onto the next time -
Cut files used:
Girl of Autumn - Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 24, 2016 07:00
Hello hello hello everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you! This time I'm getting ready for my favourite season, and what better way to get in the mood for Fall than to scrap about it! I used 2 cut files from Just Nick this time. I used her Floral Wreaths cut file as well as her new Leaves 2 cut file! I just love the look of the stark white leaves and wreath against the wood grain of the back ground paper. The leaves would look amazing backed with beautiful patterned paper as well but for this layout I love them on their own. I tend to be a scrapper who only scraps one or two photos per layout so I altered the sketch a bit to suit the picture that I wanted to use. I also changed the title position, since I decided to go with such large chipboard letters! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Stuck?!Sketches blog, because if you play along with the sketch you have a change to win a prize from Just Nick!
P.S. Don't forget to take a look and be sure to take a peek at my process video for this layout!
Make A Splash | Stuck Sketches | Michelle Whorwood September 21, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
Hi Everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share as part of the Stuck Sketches collaboration. I really couldn't wait to do a multi-photo layout of our recent holiday to Fiji and the sketch Laura designed was a perfect one for it !!
I couldn't resist adding my photos on the angle and the rest of my layout flowed from there. I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin' cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page - there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set. I then created my title 'Make A Splash' from the Summer Lovin' cut file set. Don't be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you play along with this sketch as there is an opportunity to win a $25 store voucher to the cut file store!!
Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments
Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup!
I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file! The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually! I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!
I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection. I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background. I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly! I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!
Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!
No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout! This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background. I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly! I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect. It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans! For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours. I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page! I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect! I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files! Have an awesome day!
Here are the cut files used for this project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!
Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00
I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files. Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper. I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background. I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.
Baby Chino March 28, 2016 07:00
The awesome Stone Lace background is in store now!
One of my favourite techniques is to back the Just Nick cut files with patterned paper to make the cut stand out!
I used the True Stories collection by Shimelle/American Crafts for this layout!
Happy cutting and creating!!
A Day at The Public Market March 25, 2016 07:00
Melissa here with you today and I'm sharing a layout that I've grown quite fond with. I just love Nicole's cut files push me creatively. I'm finding I try new techniques and different ways to layer and it's just so much fun. For this page, I cut out a bunch of the Doodle Flowers and layered and layered and layered and layered.
I used papers from the Finders Keepers collection by Amy Tangerine and I think the colors worked so well with, not only the photo but, also the layering I wanted to do with the flowers.
Have you ever been to the public market in Seattle? It is quite possibly one of my favorite places. I love the vibe! The smells and colors are a photographers dream. I'm not a photographer but it seems easy to get a really cool photo. Check out all those yummy veggies??? I love living relatively close to a place like this!
But, let's get to the cut files I used. These flowers are absolutely fantastic and are so perfect for layering! Here are a few close ups. You may also notice I snuck in a piece of another background cut file. I saved it from another project and I'm glad I did. After spraying it with some orange mist, it added the perfect touch to ground the overall design.
You might wonder how in the world to adhere down some of those narrow parts. Well, I didn't. I just focused on getting the larger parts down and then by tucking them under the photo, I know they are going to stay down. Personally, I love that some of the ends stick up. So much fun dimension!
Now, go grab your cut files and have fun creating!
Hey Cool Kids February 23, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
As soon as I saw the awesome Pinwheel background cut file I just knew I wanted to team it with the Fancy Pants Designs 'Be Different' collection! That 'Rawr' flair is the inspiration behind this layout!
My 2 boys are my world, they are the subject of most of my layouts! My eldest received a selfie stick and so this photo is the result of the two of them having some fun using it to take selfies!
The other super cool cut file I used was the All Boy set, I cut the word Cool with some patterned paper and cut the star with black cardstock.
I am loving long titles where I can use many different alphas at the moment...it really makes a great impact on your layout!
Hearts and All Things Love-ly! February 05, 2016 06:30
Hi there Just Nick fans and fellow digital cut file fiends! Suzanna here today to continue with the love theme and share a LOVE-ly Valentine's themed layout with you.
We don't really "do" Valentine's day in our household. But we did participate in the Cupid Ball as part of our Cotillion experience last year. The 6th graders all got decked out and the gals had red roses which their Daddy's had given them. It was quite the to do. And, as all scrappers do, there was quite the to do over pictures of the event. Unfortunately, the natural lighting was atrocious so I had to use my flash. I just didn't have a fast enough lens, even with the ISO cranked up, to capture all that movement. To soften the effect, I turned the pictures black and white and they look much better. Especially with the colors in the patterned papers being as they are.
These heart cut files (Patterned Hearts, to be released soon) from Just Nick are sublime!! I love that you not only can back them with another patterned paper or leave as is but the negatives that you remove, you can use as confetti either on the same page or on another page.
I also used the Cupid's Arrow cut file to create one of the two words for the title of this page. I love the depth that having an underlay layer gives words and opted for that option here. While the color of both the underlay and the patterned heart are the same, you still get the sense of an additional layer.
This patterned heart is one of the four that come together as part of the file. I decided to back it with a solid black cardstock in order to for the hearts to stand out against the busy patterned paper.
Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and follow Just Nick on FaceBook and Instagram in order to stay abreast of all the new releases. There are some incredibly LOVEly Valentine's day and love themed files coming your way!
Love your Friends! February 04, 2016 07:00
Love is in the air! "Love Moments" don't just happen in February...there are tons of little "love" moments throughout the year that are so important to capture, like this one of my daughter and her close friend reading a book together.
I used the Script Phrases cut file to cut out the "Love This Moment" title. I love the little swirls at the beginning and end of the phrase!
And to frame my photo, I used the "Infinity Heart" file to cut out a white heart frame. Then I added some faux stitching, and some paper and chipboard hearts.
And here are some of the bits that I added to the page:
Hope you are enjoying all the new and wonderful "love" files in the store!
XOXO February 02, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
I cut the XOXO background from white cardstock and backed it with some patterned paper to create a main focal point for my layout...I then further embellished my layout by tucking other papers and embellishments in and around the cut file.
I love to use up some of my older collections for layouts like this because I think the collection still makes an impact when used in a different design!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! Make sure you head over to the Just Nick store to see all the beautiful love themed cut files and plus many more!
See you next time...happy creating!
The Nice List January 22, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hi there everyone!
It's Tarrah McLean here with you and I am so excited to be here! Today I am sharing my first layout using the amazing Just Nick cut files! I don't know about you but I am playing catch up a little bit with my crafting! Yes I am still scrapbooking Christmas!
I chose to use the Triangle Geo Lace background to carry on the triangle shape design already printed on the patterned paper...I used the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection to create this layout..
I created the word 'Nice' by using the Handcut Letters cut file...I deleted the letters I didn't need, moved the letters together to spell 'Nice' so they overlapped a little and then welded them together in Silhouette Studio.
Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
I'll love you today, forever & always November 26, 2015 07:00
Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.
I'm sure I don't need to remind you that each and every week Nicole is releasing four brand new cut files to the shop! And each time she does, I have a new favorite that I can't wait to use. The Today Forever Always file has been on my 'must use' list since the moment I spotted it. It didn't take long for me to locate a picture of my kids that would pair just perfectly with this file, and make for a fun and eye catching page.
That tile makes a statement, doesn't it? Since it's rather bold, layering it next to and on top of my photo, ties the two parts together and directs the viewers eye to the main elements on the page.
The open spaces in the letters on this file could certainly be left open for a fun and delicate title effect. To me, however, those empty spaces were begging to be filled with an array of pretty patterns and colors. I reached for my stack of 6x6 patterned paper pads and selected a myriad of designs to compliment my photo. This resulted in an eclectic patchwork style title, that still remains very legible due to the outline and block style lettering.
As is typical for me, I couldn't stop at using just one cut file design on my page. I cut various sizes and styles of leaves from Leaf it to me and Sweater Weather to add some texture and to round out my design.
I chose to cut my leaves from neutral papers. Doing so, ensures that they don't compete with the main elements of my page, and instead work to compliment and enhance the theme.
We'd love to see what you are doing with each new release! Link us up on Facebook and/or make sure to tag your designs #justnickstudio when sharing on Instagram. Happy creating!
You can find us at the POOL August 07, 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!
Flowers are My Favorite! July 29, 2015 07:00
Hey, it's me again...Guiseppa! I just have to say that there have been so many wonderful projects created by the design team here at JustNick! I have been so impressed and I am thrilled that I get to share with you mine! So, if you want to get in on the JustNick crafty bandwagon...check out her amazing cut files!
My assignment this time around was flowers. Now, I don't know about all of you, but flowers are a staple for me. I could use them on almost every layout I create. For this project, I used the Crazy Daisy Background and the Stems for Stephanie cut files.
As you can see here I used Silhouette's Black Sketch Pen to create my background. Have a look at the adorable title...yep, another JustNick cut file, Wild & Free.
Here are a couple of pictures of the flower cut file I used. I love this cut file because it comes with a variety of flowers and it's an awesome go to cut file for flowers. I know I will be using this one often.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed my project! Make sure you check out the JustNick Online Store and download some fabulous cut files to play with! Until next time!
Storytime July 14, 2015 07:00
Has it ever happened to you that you find a photo and you instantly think of a particular paper collection? That's exactly what happened here with this layout. Lo and behold I had no idea of the exact date the photo was taken and when I did (October 30, 2009), this great Fall collection was truly the perfect fit! Yay! Now, I truly started the layout thinking that I would use the cut file itself I had prepared in a vanilla cardstock, but once again, those negative pieces were calling to me. So to change things up a bit, I traced the negative bits onto patterned paper pieces and cut them out by hand. And guess what!? NO SKETCH! Just played with those cut wobbly circles until I found the mix I preferred and off I went to get my tape dispenser to glue them down. To ground them a bit more, I hand-stitched over them six or seven times with some gold and vanilla-ish embroidery floss.
To get this amazing cut file for yourself, just hop on right over here:
Captured...Summer Fun July 10, 2015 07:00
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.
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Best July 09, 2015 07:00
Hello, there! Jennie here and I have a page to share with you today.
I was super excited when I saw the XOXO Background file in the store. It's super cute and I love the graphic feel of this one. I knew that the love theme would be perfect for my son and our dog. Plus, I could layer patterned papers behind the large die cut and get the feel I was looking for.
Using black card stock helped this really stand out and provided great contrast with the patterned papers. Plus, it was perfect to layer behind my photo.
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You Color Our Life Layout June 24, 2015 07:00
I know that washi tape has been around for so long, but lately I seem to be obsessed. So much so that I created this layout with all my washi tape. I just took a piece of white cardstock and started laying out strips of washi tape to create a rainbow affect.
I then wanted to make the title and some of the accent pieces pop so I decided to use black cardstock to make them stand out against the colors of washi tape.
I really wanted my photo to be the main focus on top of the washi tape so I printed it in a 6x6 inch size so that it was very large. I also changed it into black and white so the colors in the original photo didn't distract from the colors of the washi tape.
Once I had the photo and stars attached to the layout, I decided to add some sequins to match as well. I just sprinkled them on right next to the coordinating strips of washi tape.
I printed my journaling and added it to the bottom of the layout and it was done. This layout was super easy and you could also create the same effect with patterned paper as well.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout. Be sure to check out the JUSTNICK STORE for all the awesome cut files and make sure to check often as more are always added.