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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
Remember Today | Majken Pullin January 18, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! Majken here with you today, and I experimented with Distress Oxide inks and one of the new background cut files released last week to create a pretty and colorful layout background to celebrate friends. Take a peek!
After creating a blended ink background and splattering with sprinkles of water, I let it dry completely, and then ran it through my Minc machine to help get it back to a flat paper so I could cut it.
I then cut out the new Pretty Paisley Floral Background from the inked background...it's just gorgeous!
Because of the detail on the background cut file, I kept the rest of the layout fairly simple. I created the title using the Everyday Words Background cut file. I cut three times to layer the letters together with glue so it would create a thicker title that would show nicely.
I also opted to back my photo with Doily 2, which is backed with blue patterned paper from Pink Paislee "Whimsical". You can see it peeking out.
And here are a couple more closeups of the Pretty Paisley Floral Background, which I sprinkled with a few star sequins (from Little Things by Lucy's Cards) and added a few puffy stickers, also from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".
Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog - go grab the cutfiles I shared with you today (or combine your own!) and get crafty. New designs are released weekly, so check back often. :)
Enjoy your weekend!!
Life Goals | Majken Pullin January 10, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken with you today, and we are sharing layouts that are either about us or goals for the year. One thing I find it easy to do during the holidays is make plans, so I focused on goals -- I already have a scrapbooking get-together with friends on my calendar for later this month, and that just makes me happy! :)
For today's layout, I've used three cut files: Floral Swag 3, Life, and Outline Alpha, along with the luscious Whimsical collection by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. Here is the full layout. The ombre purple was a "must-use" for me since that is my favorite color.
I started with a 3" border on the bottom using the patterned paper, and then trimmed the ombre paper to fill in the remaining 9". I cut out the "GOALS" twice using my Cameo - once using white textured cardstock and the second time using patterned paper. I can use the leftovers for a different project this way!
Next, I cut the thick "life" from the remaining ombre paper I had leftover and the magenta patterned paper. I originally just had the light purple, but I felt it needed some contrast.
To mat my photo, I used some patterned paper, some patterned vellum, and Floral Swag 3. I love tucking ephemera and stickers among floral cut files!
And I printed out five goals that I want to concentrate on for the new year, and cut each strip to adhere to the patterned paper border on the bottom.
Here are the cut files I used on my project again:
If you have some goals for the new year, I encourage you to document them to help visualize them into reality. You could do a layout, a mini album, a travelers notebook - really whatever makes the most sense for you! Grab yourself some of the JustNick cut files for your project, too. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today. See you next time!
Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today. I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love. I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting! And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file. I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos. I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).
I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock. Here's the full project.
If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception. I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies. Here are a few close-ups.
I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.
I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.
Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings? Go grab one or several today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll see you in the new year.
Love This Christmas | Rachel Lowe December 19, 2018 07:00
Hello Justnick friends! With only 6 days until Christmas its all getting very busy but I find having some down time to scrap is just what I need to have a breather.
Today I have a layout all about winter (which is funny as it is summer here in Australia). I have used two cut files on this layout.
Once I had cut the Rustic Floral Frame 2 I added some glitter paste to the leaves and when dry I bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.
I then set about embellishing the rustic frame adding gorgeous woodland animals (which I adhered with foam tape to add height) and sentiment stickers.
I had to add these gorgeous tiny pom poms which added to the 'winter' effect.
I cut my title 'love this' from the word 3 cut files, choosing a light wood grain paper again keep the theme of winter.
I matted my photo in a coordinating green paper with foam tape and added some chipboard phrase sentiments under it.
I added a splatter of light teal colour shine and finished off adding tiny puffy stickers stars and snow flakes in various sizes. I have used Crate Paper Coco and Snow collection.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas spent with family and friends. Don't forget to take lots of photos to keep and scrap.
Thank you for stopping by and see you next year!
Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00
Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment
How pretty is this file?! It's very versatile, too. I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.
As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home. Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments. This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.
After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters. I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.
I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.
To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture. Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout. Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!
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So glad you stopped by today! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.
Have a fun December!
12 days of giveaways - DAY 5 - Johanna Valayer December 5, 2018 03:30 2 Comments
Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids. Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful.
I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them?
After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape. I love adding that extra depth to layouts.
My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.
I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.
I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.
Cut files used:
Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Fall love - Johanna Valayer November 9, 2018 07:00
Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 8, 2018 07:00
Hello Justnick friends Rachel here, Today I have a pretty layout to share. I love this photo of my daughter in her hippie skirt and Doc Martins! I wanted a cut file that wasn't too busy but soft and pretty. How gorgeous is the Floral Lattice Background cut file!
I cut it in white card stock and resized it to a 10x10 inch cut. I then paper pieced the flowers and petals (I have used the new Pink Paislee, Paige Evans Whimsical collection). I adhered the Floral Lattice onto my white base paper with foam tape to create a 3D effect.
Note I paper pieced different colour leaves for visual interest. Paper piecing a floral cut with a patterned paper will avoid it looking 'flat' and too monotone.
I adhered my photo using wash tape strip choosing a bright colour to contrast against my white base paper. I tucked under the left side of my photo (which is 4x4 inch photo) a floral bunch die cut from the ephemera pack and added a die cut sentiment phrase.
This collection has a beautiful rub on pack, perfect to use on a white background. I added lots of the faux stitching rub ons around my page, phrases, tiny hearts and butterflies.
No splatters of black Color Shine on this layout because I wanted to keep it fresh and bright.
I didn't go overboard embellishing this layout, keeping lots of white space, allowing the cut file to be a stunning feature and then other elements to draw your eye to the photo.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and see you again soon.
Definitely Wonderful | Majken Pullin November 5, 2018 07:00
Hello cut file friends! It's Majken here with you again today, and I have a fun and colorful layout to share with you.
I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with the Criss Cross Background cut file, but I cut it out using my Cameo. Then I started putting different patterned papers behind it. When I saw the triangle paper, I thought "oh, this won't work", but I was pleasantly surprised and love how it looked behind the cut file!
Never say never! To frame my photo, I used the Boho Florals cut file.
Once I included my framed photo, I felt it still needed some special touches. So I used a few of the criss cross cuts insides, and adhered them inside some random spots with a touch of adhesive, and then I stitched cross stitches in the center of them. Some small bits of ephemera and stickers helped pull the criss cross shapes together.
I even put some plus sign stitches on the blue patterned paper on my photo frame and bottom border for additional whimsy.
I hope you find some cut files in the JustNick Studio store where you can use both the cut file and the negative.
Cut files used:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a super week!
Welcome Fall | Monique Liedtke October 31, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hi JustNick friends, it's Monique here sharing one of my Autumn layouts with you. For this page I decided to use one of JustNick's (cut) files to embroider the design on my layout instead of cutting the design. I chose the Floral Swag 3 and used it to create this page of my daughter:
Here's the cut file I used: Floral Swag 3
What I did was replacing the blade by a sketch pen and instead of cutting, I let my Silhouette Cameo draw the flowers on my cardstock. I then pierced holes along the lines and used embroidery floss in various colors to hand stitch the flowers and leaves.
I used Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" for my page as I just love the warm colors of the papers and because I love the owls and other cute critters in this collection!
Next I printed two small (3"x 4") photos of my girl, matted these and placed them above the flowers. I decided that the top of my layout was too white and cut a strip of patterned owl paper (4" x 12") and adhered this at the top of my layout, with a small border strip (0.5" x 12") below.
On both sides of the photos I added a little card and a few chipboard pieces:
As I thought there was too much white space in the largest flower of my embroidered design I punched 5 small circles and adhered these in the petals of the flower:
This is it. Hope you like it! There are more floral swag cut files in the JustNick store if you want to try some of them out to create Fall projects as well. Can't wait to see what you'll do!
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!
Fall for you - Johanna Valayer October 23, 2018 07:00
Fall Family Fun | Majken Pullin October 15, 2018 07:00
Hello crafters! Majken here, excited to be with you here today. Today I'm sharing a fall-themed layout with you using a newer cut file that JustNick released in September. It made me think of wagon wheels and pumpkins!
Here is the cut file.
After I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted the image a second time, then rotated it 180 degrees. I moved them where they slightly overlapped and welded the images to create a single cut file. Then I sized it where I wanted it. You could also cut the image twice and place it on your project to create the mirror.
Circle Mania is perfect for some sewing and tucking ephemera to create contrast.
You can see I used some 3D foam dots to pop up certain images.
I think this fall themed ephemera is just so pretty! Here's one more close up. I added a few enamel dots to create a visual triangle, plus a quick journal tag.
I'm so glad you visited today. I hope you're inspired to manipulate and expand your cut files to make them fit your project. Enjoy your week!
Cut file used: Circle Mania
Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 2 Comments
This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.
I have used two cut files on this layout.
I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.
I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.
Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.
I used a light wood grain background paper.
I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.
I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.
I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.
I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
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