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Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension.
The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.
Have a great week!
Good Day / Nastya Efimenko September 10, 2019 07:00
Hello Everyone! Nastya Efimenko here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a few cut files.
I cut "Good Day" using the alphabet - Stencil Alpha
I also used a cut file in my project - Planner tabs
And added a triangle - Open Triangles
Thank´s so much for looking!
This Moment | Kelly Barron September 9, 2019 07:00
Hey friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using two cut files from the store. This week we are continuing to focus on using words on our projects. There are some great files to choose from in the store and I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like for your project.
I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments to create this layout. I did add some foam underneath the title to give it a bit of dimension.
Since my title contained several different patterns, I backed the florals with vellum.
The leaves of the cut file are dainty so I added just a tiny bit of wet adhesive to glue them down. I don't mind that they are not 100% stuck to the page because it adds a bit of dimension to the page. The layout will be protected in a page protector so I don't worry about them getting messed up.
I love how this layout came together. Using a word file not only helped me create a beautiful layout, but it was a great starting point for my journaling. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store for more great words to use on your projects.
Bloom | Majken Pullin September 7, 2019 07:00
Hello lovelies! Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog today - it's Majken here with you. This week's theme is "words". JustNick has so many awesome words to choose from, but I ultimately chose the main word from "Bloom" to be the title of my layout with my lovely daughter when she was about three years old. <3
I got to dip into my new stash of Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans. I love the colors and chose a few pinks and purple papers to back the flowers in the cut file, which I cut with textured white cardstock.
I cut a few leaves from the dark green patterned paper, which you can see peeking out on the right side of the photo. I love to combine cut files with ephemera to add dimension and contrast. I used a blender brush to spread a very light circle of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around where I planned to put the photo.
I resized the "bloom" word to be about 11" wide so it would serve as the "anchor" to the layout. I also offset "bloom" so I could cut a mat slightly larger to help emphasize the title. I used 3D foam tape to pop the title up as well.
Here is a look at the gorgeous Bloom cut file:
See you soon!
Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00
Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one.
For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.
I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)
Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.
To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park.
That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!
See you soon!!
Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)
I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!
Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!
Flags just make everything happy :)
Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo
Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00
I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the Star Background cut file:
I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.
For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:
Finally added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!
Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00
Well, hello there again JustNick fans! Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout. I'm using two fun cut files with hearts: Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.
What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys. I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.
To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.
After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again. I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper. I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.
The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts. I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.
I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.
Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera. I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.
Here are the cut files used in today's project:
Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!
Sunshine on my Mind | Majken Pullin - combining cut files August 17, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I think my layout today is the tail end of our Summer/Travel theme projects. I combined two JustNick cut files to create a fun summery layout.
I started with the Sunshade Background and scaled it to 11"x11". Next I opened Sunshine On My Mind and copied the "Sunshine" over to my cut file. I sized the word to fit within the frame and then welded it so the "S" and "E" would be attached to it. Here's what it looked like in Silhouette Studio:
I used the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my project. Isn't the ombre rainbow background paper just beautiful?
I originally was stuck trying to figure out if I should back the letters in "Sunshine" or let the paper show through. Ultimately, I was inspired by my friend Heather to follow the ombre/rainbow colors of the background and back them with matching papers.
To do that, I released the compound path of the letters, then removed the inside part of each letter. And then I spaced them out on my mat so I could cut them all at once on different patterned papers. Here is what that looks like in Silhouette Studio:
I was inspired by the "Sunshine on my Mind" title, so I used some alpha stickers to create the "on my mind".
I also sewed around the frame, and I sprinkled some matching stickers and ephemera along the "Sunshine". I put several matching enamel dots between the sunrays and "sunshine" to match the ombre colors.
Other than my photo area, I left the sunshine rays to stand on their own.
I hope this has inspired you to mix and match your cut files to create unique ones for your projects!
Here are the JustNick Studio cut files I used today:
Thanks so much for joining us today!
DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :)
As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there!
Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you!
Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)
So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!
Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do.
These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project.
I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page.
I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look".
Hope you like it!
Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!
EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!
Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!
I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty!
I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!
BEACH, SAND AND SUMMER SUNSHINE | Nathalie DeSousa July 30, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that celebrates Summer. With so many beautiful cut files in the JustNick Studio shop, sometimes all it takes is a bit of mixing and matching to bring your ideas to live. This is one of them!
Love a large title layout! To create this page, i reached for the Beach Sand Surf, Sunshine on my Mind and Summer cut files. I played with the words -in the Silhouette software) to create a vertical design that had movement and could be quite colorful.
It all started with adding a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayon-, while this set, i used the Silhouette Cameo to weld the words in the title and cut it from white cardstock.
I used the machine to also cut the letters to fill the cut out from colorful papers from the Pebbles' Oh Summertime collection. This helped when backing the title.
I added the picture at the bottom of the page, right under the title and used some of the collection's stickers and ephemera pieces to embellish the page
I love how this turned out, all the colors scream summer, and the large title is perfect for the picture of some of my family while in vacation.
Remember to check the JustNick Studio Shop for all these cut files and the many more added weekly. If you have a question on how this came together, please contact me!
Little Adventurer | Vicki Parker July 29, 2019 07:00
Happy Days | Majken Pullin - Welding Letters Tutorial & Process Video July 22, 2019 07:00
Hello cut file fans! Majken here with you today, and I hope you are having a great July. Thanks for joining us here on the JustNick blog. My project today actually has four different cut files on it - but I didn't really plan it out that way...it just happened! My title uses two alpha cut files that I welded for a fun look - I have a quick tutorial below. And I have a video as well towards the bottom of this post, so have a look! Here's my layout:
If you aren't familiar with welding, here's a quick tutorial.
First, make sure each letter is its own compound path (select the letter, right click, and choose "make compound path"). Next, layer each letter where you want it to be.
Choose all the letters, right click, and then choose "Weld"
Here's what the cut file will look like once the letters are connected by welding:
I love the color palette in this My Mind's Eye "Happy Days" collection! And I liked the title of it so much, I borrowed it for my title. :) I used Outline Alpha for "HAPPY" and Script Alpha 2 for "days". I sewed along the letters in "HAPPY" and used 3d foam squares to pop up "days" for some dimension.
The Borders 1 cut file has a really cute scallop border. I cut out a full 12" strip and cut it to use along the photo and on the top right. You can see it below.
I also popped up the new Leafy Floral cut file - it's so lovely!
Here's a short process video, too!
And here's a look at the cut files I used on today's layout:
Thank you so much for hopping over to view our blog post - I hope I've inspired you to grab some alpha cut files to create your own title! There are so many options to choose from in the JustNick store.
Have a super week.
Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00
Hi crafty friends!
Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.
When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun.
I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!
Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)
Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!
Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments.
For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile.
I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.
Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together.
I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Follow your dreams | Anna Blades July 3, 2019 07:00
I'm so excited to be sharing with you today my very first project as part of the Justnick Design Team for 2019-2020!
My name is Anna and I live in Sabadell (a city near Barcelona) with my husband and my two daughters: Clàudia (6) and Abril (3). You'll see them on almost 99% of my projects ;)
When Nicole asked me to join the team I was beyond happy, because her designs are so inspiring and the rest of the girls of the team are so very talented!
For today I made an "about me" page, so let's talk a little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and I've always been a crafty girl. I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago and it became an important part of my life. I need to create and I'm always thinking about new projects. My style is CAS, I love soft colors (especially pink, white and gold) and layouts are my favorite type of project.
For this page I used these cut files:
As well as the "Emerson Lane" collection by Heidi Swapp.
As you can see, I cut it twice, backed the first one and then raised the second one on top with foam pads, to create lots of dimension.
I painted the flowers with Nuvo embellishment mousse using it as a watercolor.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Hope you like this layout and it gives to you some inspiration!!
See you soon!!
Selfie Captured | Majken Pullin - Using a Cut File Stencil July 2, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans,,,welcome to July! Majken here with you today, and I'm so very excited to share that I'm on the JustNick design team a 2nd term. For the first part of July, we are sharing layouts about us (you can see my layout from last year here). One of my favorite things to do (besides scrapbooking & papercrafting of course!) is watch baseball. I live in Houston, so I'm all about the Houston Astros. Sometimes, I even turn my old iPhone into a mini television and watch them while I craft (in my selfie in today's layout you can see an Astros game on my iPhone in the background). :) You gotta love technology when it makes things easier, right?
Here is my layout:
To create my background, I first cut out the Hexagon Background cut file using Silhouette stencil material. It has temporary adhesive on the background which keeps it in place for doing mixed media. You can use most any cut file this way, but it's especially nice for backgrounds.
I used Distress Oxide Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, & Seedless Preserves) and sponges, but you could use any medium to create a stencil background.
I wasn't sure at this part of my project where my photo was going to go, so I covered the full area around the Hexagon Background stencil. It is very satisfying to gently pull the stencil up once you're done with your background! I spritzed water droplets over my background to get the fun effect from these inks.
My layout was still coming together when I created the background. I knew I wanted to use colors to match the Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans collection Horizon, but that was about it. I trimmed my background to about 10x10 when I realized I wanted to use the rainbow rays paper behind it. I trimmed the octagon from the center of that paper first to use behind my photo somehow.
I distressed the edges of the stencil background and sewed along the edges for some additional texture.
I also cut the words from Capture This three times each from textured cardstock and glued them together to create dimension for my title.
I tucked ephemera and stickers around the photo area, including a journaling tag.
And I sprinkled clear enamel dots around the layout to emphasize and contrast against the water droplets in the Distress Oxide ink.
Here are the cut files I used:
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope this tutorial has inspired you to use your cut files to create fun mixed media backgrounds. Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media!
Have a super July!
Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven!
Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..
Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)
For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!
This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..
I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!
Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file!
Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!
Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day!
Happiness | Rachel Lowe June 25, 2019 07:00
Well today I have my last DT share as part of the Justnick team. I have had a wonderful two years creating for Justnick and have LOVED using the stunning cut files.
I have used one of the new releases, the fab Butterfly Circle.
I have used Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I sized the Butterfly Circle to just under 12x12 inches. I then chose three colours to back the individual butterflies in the circle. I used the release compound pathway function and then dragged out the pieces I needed to cut, with this method you can back the smallest of pieces with precision or use many different papers to back your cut files.
I added machine stitching to the centre of each butterfly and finished off with a enamel butterfly (from the Horizon collection). I also added a row of machine stitching around the circle to add more texture.
I added my photo with foam tape, I used a die cut frame from the collection knowing I wanted to tuck embellishments under it. I then set about creating embellishment clusters around my photo.
I created two floral clusters to each side of my photo/frame. I created sub titles by adding sentiments on the floral clusters.
I added some small flower die cuts to a larger sized heart and added to the bottom of my photo/frame with foam tape. As you can see this layout has lots of height and dimension.
I added my large title bending it slightly to follow my circle.
I have had a wonderful creative time on the justnick DT and know that I will continue to use the fab cut files on my layouts. Thank you so much for your support and I hope that I inspired you in some way over the last two years.
Fun Selfie Moment | Majken Pullin June 19, 2019 07:00
Hello crafters! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a fun background cut file along with 3 others to create a title. I'm not the best person at taking selfies, but my kiddos were with me on the floor about eight years ago, and we were playing when the opportunity arose. I captured their personalities and treasure these photos. <3
I took the rainbow striped patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection to cut the Heart Strings Background. I LOVE how the strings look like colorful rainbow waves!
I cut the Heart Strings Background at approximately 11" so I could frame it with white textured cardstock and one of the other patterned papers from Kaleidoscope. I ended up sewing around the background for some additional texture.
I wanted my two 2x3 photos on the right to avoid covering as many of those cute hearts as possible! And I knew my title would go on the left. I started browsing the JustNick store for various words to see what would work well.
I cut the title using the same patterned paper I used to frame the layout because purple is happy. :) And I raised the title with 3D Foam Squares for more dimension.
What's really great about digital cut files is you can size them to match your project! #winning
I added the embellishments of stickers and Thickers last among the heart strings background cut file. All the Hearts!
And then journaling below one photo between two heart strings!
I hope my colorful project inspires you to use cut files with patterned paper in fun ways (like this rainbow!) as well as combine many words to create a fun, mixed-font title.
Have a super, colorful week!
Happy Day | Rachel Lowe June 14, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hi all Rachel here! Today I have a summer layout for you using one of the new releases.
I have used the new collection by Pebbles Inc Oh SummerTime.
I cut the Sunshine background cut file in a yellow embossed paper, added foam tape to the three middle rays to create a 3d effect. I chose a great photo of my boys att the beach about to go for a surf.
I made my first embellishment cluster 'framing' my photo, as you can see I added another ball die cut and added with foam tape over the larger die cut one, with the flip flops I added and summer flower die cut with foam tape and also my title Happy Day.
I added a floral bunch to the top left of my photo and finished off adding a super cute parrot and heart on the opposite side.
I used the reef and crab die cuts to create another embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page. To create the effect of a ocean I added sequins.
I love how this turned out, using the Sunshine Shade background and putting my photo over it really made my photo a focal point, it totally says summer! Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you later in the month with my last DT layout for Justnick Studio after a wonderful two years on the team.
Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00
Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone and happy June! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store. I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer! But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.
I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!
But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file. Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.
I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.
I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.
Here are some close ups!
I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.
SWEET LIFE | Nathalie DeSousa June 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is fitting for the Spring season. I love combining Mixed Media and cut files to create my pages, and JustNick Studio cut files are always the perfect complement to my colorful messes.
For this page, i chose to mix a bit of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media (art crayons) with the new Floral Sprig cut file to create the background for the page. I welded the image three times and cut it from white cardstock so that they cascade from the corner of the page.
I love the soft look of the white cut out on top of the mixed media background, and really this takes care of a large part of the page. So i nestled the picture at the end of the cut out and just added a few embellishments from different collections -I went through my stash and pulled embellishments that matched the colors-.
To create the title of this page, i wanted something really soft, so, i pulled the Girl Power cut file and welded on of its word to another from the This is Life cut file. The title was cut three times from white cardstock and once from gold glitter paper. These were stacked together, so that the gold paper is the top one on the cut out.
I really enjoyed putting this together, and it was so easy to do with just a few supplies. There are so many possibilities when you combine mixed media and cutfiles, and there are so many to choose from in the JustNick Studio shop.
As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
Be mine - Johanna Valayer May 23, 2019 07:00
Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00
Hello lovelies! Majken here with you today sharing a layout for our "Words" theme this back part of May. I'm using a large "love" for my title because May is my anniversary month with my husband. We've been married 19 years this month! <3
I was inspired by the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection colors, and I felt that the "love" title would pop using black cardstock and the black would emphasize the soft colors in the collection. I pulled this "love" from the Lots of Love 1 cut file.
The Henna Heart cut file looks gorgeous in black, too.
After I backed the flowers of the heart with the same paper, I sprinkled in some Dimensional Paper flower embellishments.
I cut a frame from the patterned vellum to give the layout that frame for balance, and I sprinkled a few sequins to keep the layout simple.
Definitely consider using black for your large word titles to help your titles stand out!
Cut files used today:
So glad you could join me today on the blog!
Gather Beauty | Majken Pullin May 6, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick papercrafters! Majken here with you today to a layout with you with some florals. This time, I've used felt as the backing for my cut files rather than paper. I matched felt colors with the lovely Carta Bella Flower Market collection.
I started with a 5x7 black and white photo - me with my now 17-year-old daugher (yikes!!) and my bestie with her daughter. I used the new Spiral Flower Bundle to cut several flowers and leaves. When I saw this cut file, I knew I had to use it!
You can back cut files with felt very similar to how you do with paper. Some tips in using felt:
- Use scissors that are only used with fabric for easy cutting
- Use fast-drying liquid glue to adhere the felt to cardstock
- I sewed on my cutfiles after adhering the felt, but if you sew before, then you won't get any bunching on the felt
Here are some close-ups.
I encourage you to mix in fabric or other fun materials when using your cut files...and don't forget to share them with us!
Thanks for joining us here today...enjoy your week!
Good Life | Rachel Lowe May 2, 2019 07:00
Hi all Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about colour! I love butterflies and use them in one way or another time and time again. I have used the Butterly Background 2 cut file.
I have used the new Simple Stories collection Vintage Botanicals.
Have you ever looked at a 'busy' or multi coloured paper and thought how do I use that? I used a very busy paper (SS Scatter Kindness 10476) to cut the Butterfly Background 2, as some of the butterflies are not solid and there are varied size butterflies it allows you to use such a paper, and look at the beautiful effect! I added some machine stitching down the centre of some of the butterflies. I chose a white background to provide a stark contrast.
I added my photo (back and white to add more contrast against the butterfly background) by matting it on a bright green paper mat and using foam tape so it 'popped' off my layout. Framing it was a must so your eye was also drawn to my photo and not just the gorgeous colourful butterflies.
I added flower die cuts to each side of my photo, tucking them under the photo mat. I added some more machine stitching to the leaves of the flower die cuts to add definition. I added some pretty little die cut birds with foam tape to create a 3D effect and more importantly so they did not get lost against the butterfly background. I added a small sticker as my title, Good Life, again as my background was so busy and colourful it was about keeping it simple and clean.
Don't be afraid to use busy or colourful papers, they can add a real wow factor to larger cut files, this was out of my comfort zone as I tend to use softer colours and small patterns but I love it.
Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month. Happy creating!
Hugs and Kisses | Majken Pullin April 25, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick creators! Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating spring with flowers. Today I'm using some new floral cut files in the JustNick store (along with a couple of others). The new Build a Flower cut files help you easily create layered flowers - super easy with a 6x6 paper pad. I'm using the Daffodil Days Card kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for this layout (which includes Echo Park Paper's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad), and it sure is springy!
The first thing I cut out for this layout was several flowers in different patterns. I arranged all three originally in the top right corner with the photos in the bottom left. But I decided to cut a corner from a 12x12 sheet of the patterned paper and anchor the photos over it. I still felt another layer was needed so I cut the Screen Background from the green cardstock from the kit.
And then I finished the layout with a title - Hugs & Kisses.
I hope you are enjoying your spring so far. Don't forget to share your floral layouts with us!
Thank you for joining me on the blog today!
Dream, explore - Johanna Valayer April 19, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Sweet | Majken Pullin - Cutting Mixed Media (Tip) April 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hello JustNick cut file fans! Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating the theme of "spring". I think most of us can agree that when we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming. Today's project of mine uses the Doodle Floral Circle Background cut file, and it's just lovely and spring-y!
I created a mixed media sheet to cut the cut file from, using Distress and Distress Oxide Inks as water colors to match the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.
Isn't it fun to create mixed media? I love it! And t's always interesting to finish the mixed media part and work with wobbly paper! Well, there are two ways I know to help cardstock layered with mixed media to lay flat. The first is to use Gesso before you start. Layer Gesso on with a paint brush and let dry. Proceed with your mixed media.
The second way, and what I learned from my friend Heather Leopard, is to run your cardstock through a Heidi Swapp Minc machine after it's dry. This works nicely if you don't have Gesso or want to skip that part.
Once my cardstock was dry and flat, I ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Doodle Floral Circle Background, similar to how I created this layout.
I love the mixture of outline cuts and solid cuts in this beautiful cut file! I opted to leave the outline cuts alone for the most part, but I added some Sugar Glitter Paste to the tops of the solid flowers and used it as glue to sprinkle sequins and beads on top! Take a closer look:
I love the subtle colors layered on top of white cardstock backed by ombre paper. The paste, sequins, and beads add another layer to help showcase sweet photos of my daughter and our first "baby" Tigger (who we miss terribly).
Here's a close look at the cut file:
Visit the JustNick shop today - Nicole has a whole field (see what I did there?) of floral and spring cut files you can use to create your projects and celebrate spring with us.
Thanks for joining us today...happy spring!
You Make My Heart Happy | Rachel Lowe April 4, 2019 07:00
Hey justnick friends, Rachel here. Today I have a sweet layout of my puppy and yes indeed makes my heart happy!
I have used Pebbles Inc Love Me collection.
I have used this gorgeous Spring Floral Cluster. I cut it in white card and at approximately at 11 inches wide as I wanted it to be my feature.
So I could use different papers/patterns in my flowers, I used the release compound pathway and dragged out the petals and then cut. This is a simple technique that saves a lot of time and paper.
I ensure when I glued down my petals I did not glue the centre stems so I could bend them up to create a 3D effect. I then added smaller die cut flowers to the centres.
I then added some super cute diets from the collection adding them around my floral cluster, adding all with foam tape to continue with the 3D effect. How cute are these sloths!
I added my photo with foam tape as I chose not to mat it, I tucked a die cut heart and tiny flower under my photo. I added machine stitching to my heart and also my title, I love the texture and interest it adds.
To finish off my title I added die cuts under and slightly over it, to frame it and draw your eye to it.
And there you have it one super cute layout featuring this stunning spring floral cluster cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and see you again soon.
Happy place - Johanna Valayer April 1, 2019 07:00
Some People - Bold Title | Majken Pullin March 22, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! Majken here with you on the blog today with another layout about friends, which I scrapbooked about earlier this month. I think one of the least scrapped themes for me (other than about myself) is about my friendships, so I wanted to make sure I am capturing these awesome people in my life when I get the chance.
Let's take a closer peek!
I started by cutting the Some People cut file out using my Cameo from patterned paper (Dear Lizzy New Day collection) - I decided to go almost the full 12" length. I aligned it toward the left of my layout, and to give it some additional contrast I trimmed a strip of the striped paper. matted the white cardstock with another patterned paper, and dripped some mists and inks lightly on the white cardstock.
For more texture, I sewed under some of the words in the phrase to emphasize them.
I had two photos to share, so I layered them with the Fall Floral cut files and more patterned paper.
I finished off the photo area with stickers, ephemera, and some journaling.
It's fun to go bold with a title both in size and color! I hope you get some crafty time this weekend so you can head to the JustNick store to get some new cut files you can use to create your own bold title.
Have a great day!
Love you - Johanna Valayer March 20, 2019 07:00
SWEET GIRL | Nathalie DeSousa March 18, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new sweet and darling project that uses a few of the JustNick Studio cut files to start a new scrapbook album for a new member of our family.
One of the perks of cut files is that you can mix and match them to create a cut file that is truly one-of-a-kind, so it's the case of the large heart in the background of this page.
To create the large background heart, i used the outline of one of the Patterned Hearts cut file and welded to the Pretty Paisley Floral Background ( i copy a few of this together so that they could fill the heart shape before welding them together). While this cut in my Cameo, i added a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and Prima Pastel Metallic watercolors-
I backed the heart with vellum and some foam adhesive, and set it on top of the mixed media. Then added the picture of my new baby cousin/goddaughter with a few embellishments all from Echo Park's Welcome Baby Girl collection around it.
To create the title for this page, i used the Girl Power cut file, and set the words, "Sweet" and "Girl" 3 times from white cardstock. I glued the die cuts together -so that they resembled chipboard diecuts- and added a coat of shimmer watercolor to each of them. A bit of foam adhesive and glue keeps them in place.
I love how easy this came together by creating my own one-of-a-kind background using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files. All the cut files in the store are just the starting point for a new project, so make sure to check all the new designs arriving weekly. AS always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.
Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring. I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them. On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures. Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:
I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock. Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.
Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.
Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file. I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.
For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font. To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.
Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want. You never run out of a letter either!
I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.
Cut files used:
I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.
Have a great week!
Love out loud - Johanna Valayer March 6, 2019 07:00
Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00
You Have My Whole Entire Heart | Majken Pullin February 25, 2019 07:00
Hello cut file crafters! Majken here with you today, and I'm sharing another love-themed project with you using some fabulous new cut files. I created my previous layout in blues, but today I'm switching back to the more traditional love color: pinks! And I'm using Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection because I have all the heart eyes for ombre paper! Who's with me??
I cut my title first using textured white cardstock, sizing the "HEART" to go the length of my layout. I cut the smaller title words using pink paper, but I felt it "melted" into the page, so I cut it again using white cardstock to shadow the pink and help it pop off the page.
Instead of using the inside for the "A" and the "R", I cut a bunch of Hearts 4 out in various sizes and replaced those areas.
I also cut several of the Candy Hearts 2 using white cardstock and matted them with various matching papers so the words would show through nicely. And I matted my photo, tucking a couple of the hearts around it and using a third one in the top left corner.
A few added embellishments....and voila!
Now it's your turn! Go grab these and other love-ly cut files from the JustNick store so you can celebrate your love.
Have a great day!
Sweetheart | Rachel Lowe February 21, 2019 08:45
Hey all Rachel here again. I have a fun layout to share today and although it seems busy using a large cut file in a darker colour ensures it will look fab and visually interesting.
I have used two cut files, the gorgeous Doliy 2 and Love List.
Firstly I cut 9x9 inch Doliy 2 cut file in black. I used two different flowers papers to fill the dolly, the larger floral paper in the centre. I left the scallop edge unfilled. I then foamed taped the paper pieced doliy to the centre of my 10x10 inch white cardstock. I then used another floral paper as my outer page border.
I added a circle of butterflies around the doliy, this adds to the kaleidoscope look which I was aiming for. For my photo I cut the silhouette of my daughter and attached slightly off centre. I then added some small flower embellishments around her again adding to the kaleidoscope effect.
I chose 'sweetheart' as my title from the Love List cut file. I used the off set button to cut an outer 'shadow' and then cut the word in a striped paper. The off set tool is fabulous and I recommend you have a play with it.
To finish off I added a sub title and a peacock just because I love them. I added some black machine stitching to add contrast and texture against the white and florals and last but not least a splatter of black colour mist.
Only Amy Tangerine can do these colours and busy patterns and make them so fabulous.
I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful! Thank you for looking and these cut files are in store now.
My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00
Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.
Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut. I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.
I then cut the You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.
I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo. My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.
Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!
I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.
Favorite - Johanna Valayer February 11, 2019 07:00
XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 5, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February. For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son. He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly! I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock. I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background.
After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle. But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.
This technique is easy to do. I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.
It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors. The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!
Enjoy your February. XOXO <3
Favorite - Johanna Valayer January 22, 2019 07:00
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