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Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new traditional layout using the "Leaf circle background" cut file ! I found that this cut file was perfect for the photo I wanted to document and for the collection I wanted to use ! In effect, I chose the Along the way collection which is currently one of my fave collection ! 
First of all, I've made a kind of mixed media background. I used some of my distress oxide with the packaging technique and I've made some splatters too. Then, I've backed some of the circles with some papers that were coordinated with my photo. I've decided to leave 2 circles empty in order to make some clusters of embellishments. 
For this layout, I've decided to make a vertical title ! I've placed a paper stripe under the cardstock at the left of my layout and I've tore some of the cardstock. I love making this to add some texture to my layouts ! 
Finally I've placed my title, and a little sticker word at the bottom left of my layout ! I've loved playing with this cutfile because we can easily embellish all around with clusters without it looks too busy (for me in any case 🙃)
I really hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

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!

Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

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!

Majken

 


12 days of giveaways - DAY 5 - Johanna Valayer December 05, 2018 03:30 1 Comment

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for the 5th day of 12 days of giveaway ! Today the free cut file is the "joyful 2" background which is so cute ! 
I've decided to use this cut file to make a shaker card in my December daily 2018. I cut it to the size of my album and put it in a pocket I've made with my fuse tool. 
Before closing my pocket, I've added some christmas vibes sequins. I love so much these gold stars sequins ! Then, I've added a little sticker.
For the other card of my layout, I wanted to document the yummy cookies I've made which we have eaten while watching a Christmas movie on Netflix with my boyfriend ( typical Christmas cliché, I know ahah!)
I've decided to put my photo in this lovely gold puffy bell. Then, I've made a little pocket to insert a tag with my journaling, and I've added a little stamp. I've finished by adding little gold color shine splatters and my day 3 of my December daily was done ! 
Enter the code: JOY2FREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 05, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
I hope that you have enjoyed, I can't wait to see what you'll done with this cut file !
See you soon, Johanna xx

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!

Majken


Fall love - Johanna Valayer November 09, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am sharing with you two memorydex cards that I've made. 
Lately, I've started to make memorydex cards because I did not have any photo to scrap anymore. So I found this was a great way to keep being creative !
For theses cards, I used the new goldenrod collection from 1canoe2 and oh my god, I'm so in love with this collection. 
For the first one I used the "I like fall" cut file. I cut the fall word on this beautiful plaid-like paper and I made a shaker behind it with some sequins that remind the colors of the collection. 
I added some embellishments and this card was done !
For the second one, I used the "beautiful bouquet" cut file which was the perfect background cut file to me !
I backed the flowers with some beautiful papers and add this stunning word from the goldenrod collection. 
I did not add too much embellishments because I thought that the card was enough busy with the background. 

 I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 08, 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.

Rachel x

 


Definitely Wonderful | Majken Pullin November 05, 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

Hello girls, 
I'm back today with a TN layout. I wanted to document this photo of my dog and I which was taken when we went for a stroll. I thought that the Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane would be perfect for this and I am pretty happy of how it turned out.
For this layout I used the "Leaf background" cutfile. I knew that I only wanted to use it on one page. As the page with the picture would be simple, I added a paper in the background of my cutfile. 
Then, I backed up the leaves with some papers of the willow lane collection and for 2 of them I used a gold glitter paper. As this page was enough busy, I just added a beautiful puffy sticker on the center. 
   
For the other page, I just backed up my photo with some papers and embellished around with some stickers. ( How awesome are the transparent stickers from the Willow lane collection? Really need more of them! ) 
I added my title and some splatters of gold color shine and that was done!
  
I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

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 1 Comment

 Hello girls !
I'm here today with a new 30x30 layout. I really had a lot of fun making this layout !
 
For this layout I used the gorgeous "mermaid tail background 2" on the left side of my page. I backed up it with some papers from the simple and sweet collection. This collection matched so much my photo for me, I really love how it turned out !
I made some mixed media with the packaging technique ; I used some colors that matched my papers and I finished with some splatters. 
If you want to try out this awesome cut file, just click on it !
   
Then, I embellished around my photo ; How cute is this frame with the stitched details ? For my title I used a big white glitter word mixed to an alpha, love the result ! 
Finally I added a little bit of stamping ( as usual ahah ) and I teared a little my cardstock which I backed with a paper and I added a staple and it was done !
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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!

Rachel x


On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!

This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!

I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout! 

And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!

When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!

I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store! 

Happy crafting! 

Monique


Sweet day - Johanna Valayer September 29, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for a fall layout, and I am so happy because this is my favorite season ! I love so much to wear jacket, knitted sweater, staying at home with a cup of tea and all of these things !! 
For this layout, I used the new Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane that I love so much. I've first selected papers that match my photo and I have cut these beautiful leaves in them. I decided to add some stitching to add some texture to the layout. 
 
 These leaves are from the cut file named " Stems 5 ", aren't they so cute ? 
Then, I've made a little cluster around the photo, but not too much because I thought the font was enough busy. 
For the title, I used the "Lower case alpha outline" cut file. I chose it because I wanted to back up the title with that beautiful yellow paper. 
I added a little stamp, and a touch of gold with the gold color shine from Heidi Swapp and some sequins, always for the texture. 
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

 Hello friends, today I have a Fall themed layout using this magnificent Mandalla Leaf!

I re sized the leaf to fit with my layout design and cut it in an ombre paper which creates a light/shade effect, as I chose not to paper back the cut file. You could of course paper back the leaf also.

I have used Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose collection, which has perfect fall colours. It also matched perfectly with my photo of my daughter at the beach on a winters day.

My white card stock has been cut down to 10x10 inches as I wanted to add several paper borders. I then used some wet glue and added small dots of glue and attached to my white card stock, this allowed my leaf to lift (as not totally glued all over the back) and give the illusion of it floating.

I then foam taped my photo, 'beautiful' title, butterflies and floral blooms.

I have also tucked embellishments under my layers, this adds variation of heights to your layout, which when you have a large cut file ensures all elements stand out visually.

I chose to add two border papers, light and dark which again ensured my leaf really popped.

I added accents stickers and a banner feature to my layered page border which added visual interest to an otherwise flat page border.

There are lots of embellishments on this layout but as I have created clusters it does not look too busy.

The Mandalla Leaf really is the star of this layout, the detail of this cut file is just beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week with a little time to create!

 

 


Every Summer Has A Story | Rachel Lowe. September 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here and today I have a summer layout using several cut files and a wonderful title feature.

 Firstly I chose my title and then sized it as I needed for my layout.

From the Take me to Paradise cut file set I cut three flowers varying in sized, I then cut two of the palm leaves and one of the other leaf. I then put this together, using foam tape to layer my flowers and attached my leaves. I finished off my tropical flowers with some NUVO dew drops.

I then over sized the flamingo backing it with a wonderful paper from Heidi Swapps new collection Pineapple Crush. I added a die cut flower from the collection. I then hand stitched around the flamingo to add texture and definition. 

I used an ombre lime green paper from the Pineapple Crush collection which adds visual interest to my title. This title really enable me to add embellishments and my photo in a unique way.

I then added some embellishment features and my photo, careful not to over do the embellishing due to already having two large features on the layout.

 And there you have it, two wonderful cut files that you would certainly use over and over again. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own summer story layout!


All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!

Majken


You fly - Johanna Valayer September 05, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
Today I am back with a new layout where I've experimented a new technique : The hand stitching. I was loving so much layout with stitched elements but as I did not have any stitching machine and I have never stitched anything in my life I was lost ahah ! So I decided to watch tutorials on Youtube and to try it out ! 
It takes me so long but I love how it turned out ! I've started by cutting with my silhouette some borders from "borders 1" cut file to make my background. 
 Then, I stitched some lines on and between my borders of different length and I added a bit of ink and my background was done. 
For my title I used the "hand cut letters 2" cut file. I love the design of the letters so fun ! I backed them with the same papers I used for the borders. 
As embellishments I used the simple and sweet collection, I thought that it was the perfect collection for my photo. I placed a touch of paper at the top of my layout, I love doing this at the moment I find that it adds something. Then a little stamping as usual under my tittle and it's done ! 

 

And you, do you make hand stitching on your layout ? I hope that you have enjoyed  xx 

 

 

 


It's a Beautiful Day | Rachel Lowe August 31, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here! OK I admit I am butterfly addicted and LOVE to add them to my layouts where ever I can! So this layout is all about butterflies and isn't this cut file just gorgeous.

I firstly cut it in white cardstock but instead of using the actual butterflies I used the negative left in the white cardstock. I backed the 12x12 white cardstock with a black pinstripe paper so they really stood out. I have used Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Collection. I then cut another one from  a floral paper piece and chose which ones I wanted to add over the black ones. I fussy cut the ones I wanted (adding some machine stitching to each before attaching) and attached with foam tape so it gave the appearance of them fluttering their wings. 

I added my photo using a doodle frame from the Bright Side collection, adding the chipboard title 'It's a Beautiful Day' finished off with some floral blooms.

This layout is of my mother and daughter, my mother and daughter drink exclusively tea (I am a coffee drinker) and hence why I added the two tea cups over the machine stitched scallop borders.

I cut down my 12x12 white cardstock and added a floral border for more contrast. I finished my layout off with some tiny hearts added to the back butterfly wings and a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful and creative week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sun + fun - Johanna Valayer August 24, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, I am back with a new TN layout !
I wanted to try to use a background cut file to cover an entire page. For this, I used the "Arrowhead background". If you love this beautiful background cut file, you can click on the image below. 
I really loved how it turned out and I didn't want to cover it with embellishments or something... So, I have decided to just place my tittle on it. For this layout I used a citrus twist kit which matches with the Wild heart collection from Crate paper. This collection was perfect for my photo. 
For the other page of my layout, I placed an horizontal piece of the same paper I used to back up the cut file. Then, I backed my photo and add some embellishments. I finished with adding some sequins (I think that was the first time I use sequins in a layout and I really loved the end result), and some stamping and that's all ! I love so much TN layout because it's so easy and fast to do it ! 
And you, do you have a TN ? How often do you make TN layouts ?
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you xxx

Thankful | Rachel Lowe August 21, 2018 07:00

Hello friends! 

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with two cut files from the store.

And here is my layout.

I resized the Hearts a Flutter background cut file so it would fit my 8.5x11 inch layout. I cut it in white card stock and then added some blue paper behind several of the hearts for definition and to tie my color scheme together.

I have used Fancy Pants Design The Bright Side collection which os just gorgeous! I adore this photo of my son with his grandparents and wanted my layout to be soft and pretty. My title 'thankful' is about how lucky he is to have such wonderful and loving grandparents. When I attached my title, I slightly curved it and then glued down into place. I ensured my 'thankful' title was a contrast color so it did not get lost against the Hearts a Flutter background. I added a word sentiment from the die cut pack to finish my title off.

I paper layered my photo mat and attached my photo with foam tape. I added the floral bloom die cut and again with foam tape. I finished off adding a heart chipboard piece to the top of my photo, and a gorgeous die cut bird.

I created another element in the bottom corner of my layout, adding another die cut bird over a floral wreath, again I added both with foam tape for a 3D effect.

And as always I added a light splatter of black color shine.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way. See you again soon!

 


To the moon - Johanna Valayer August 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I"m here today with a new layout where I decided to scrap about my boyfriend and his nephew. This is why I have decided to use some colors I'm not used to work with and I really like how it turned out !
For this layout I used the "dreamcatcher background" that you can find by clicking on the image below. 
Firstly I had to decide which part of the cut file will be backed with my photos, I tried to do it harmoniously. Then, I backed up the cut file with the beautiful stay colorful collection from Dear Lizzy. I tried to use some "neutrals" patterns. 
As I love it so much, I stamped this little quote at the bottom right corner then, I
added a touch of color to recall the colors of the patterns. 
Finally I've made a little cluster of embellishments at the upper left corner with these little super cute puffy stickers (aren't they ?) and I've added some embellishments on the cut file. 
A little touch of gold and that's it ! I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, xx

Fly High / Leslie Berner August 06, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Chill Out | Majken Pullin August 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans...it's Majken with you today to share a fun and summery layout!  I used some fun alpha techniques to create my title, and a sun cut file for my journaling area.  Let's take a look!

 

I used both Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2.  

For the Outline Alpha, I first made each letter its own compound path, and then I overlapped the letters to create the words "Chill" and "Summer".  I selected each word and welded the letters together so they'd maintain their outline.  I filled in each letter with a different patterned paper and stitched around each letter.  I love the texture that the stitching adds to cut files!

For the script alpha letters, I overlapped them to create cursive words, welded them together, and then cut each word "out" and "it's" three times to glue them together to create a more 3-dimensional look.

How fun is the sun from Sunny Days for journaling?  I typed out my journaling after measuring the inside of my sun, printed it, then used a punch to cut it for my center.

Here's a quick look at the "Summer" with some sequins to add to the polka dot paper:

I hope this inspires you to create some fun titles using the JustNick alphas on your next project!  I'm so glad you joined us on the blog today.

Cut files used:


Hey girl - Johanna Valayer July 27, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody,
I am back today for a new layout, this time it will be a traveller's notebook layout ! I am totally in love with this format, even more since I have discovered the ring version. To document that yummy waffle plenty of fruits and ice-cream, I have decided to use the "Funky rectangles background" cut file. I love using background cut file because I think that it directly gives something to the layout ! What do you think ? 
 In order to make this layout I first sized the cut file for my TN by cutting 2 columns of rectangles. I Backed it with a colorful paper, I love the result with all the rectangles and this is why I just added 2 die cuts words in the center to not cover it entirely. 
Then, I made 2 clusters of embellishments around my photo. I used die cuts and faux-leathers embellishments to add a bit of texture. I also attached one of the die cut to the photo, I love making that ! Finally I add some glittery pink splatters and a little stamp and that's it ! 
If you want to try this amazing cut file out, you can directly click on it : 

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, and thank you for stopping by xx

 


This is the life | Monique Liedtke July 26, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone! It's Monique here today sharing a fun summer layout created with a couple of JustNick's cut files. 

Last May my family and I spent a few days in Spain and one of the activities we undertook was walk (climb) to the cross on top of the "Sierra Helada" that towers over Benidorm. For me, this was anything but easy, untrained as I am, but I did it! (The kids and my hubby seem to do the climb with much less effort!) Of course my daughter took a "selfie" and so I could do a layout about this! Here's what I made:

For this page I used the "Around The World" cut files:

I cut out the globe in almost 12"x 12" size and used that for my background and built the rest of the page on top of it. 

I used Doodlebug Design's "Sweet Summer" collection which I found just perfect for these travel cut files and my holiday photo. 

Here a few close-ups of the other cut files I used from the "Around the World" bundle: first the tag with the word "vacation" cut out:

Next the "Right Here" cut file:

And last but not least, the Geo Tags:

I really love this set of cut files! They are so perfect to use for lots more of my travel photos!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my layout. If you use these cut files too, don't forget to share on our facebook page! I would love to see what you'll make! 

Hugs,

Monique

 


Go See Do | Rachel Lowe July 25, 2018 07:00

Hi Justnick friends Rachel here!

I have a fun travel layout for you today using this gorgeous cut file which I over sized!

I have scrapped the first page of an album I will be creating of our trip to Croatia, I wanted to create a bright and sunny layout so chose a bright yellow and white striped paper to cut my chosen cut file.

I sized my cut file taking into account the size of my two photos and that I cut the white card stock down to 11x11 inches to I could have a contrast paper (the boat paper fab for my them as a border).

As my cut file is my title and large adding more words or sentiments was going to make it too 'busy' so I have added text to my photos (I use Aviary App) instead.

I placed my photos in the 'spaces' to the left and right of my page, then it was fun time, adding all the gorgeous embellishments. I have used Paige Evans Pick-Me-Up collection. As always I have foam taped some elements so my layout has some height variation.

It is ok to cover some of the title, I just did it in a way that still makes it easy to read.

I have 'framed' my photos by adding embellishments to ensure the eye is drawn to the photos.

Thank you for stopping by today! This is a simple layout but has lots of impact due to the over sized cut file and lots of bright colours.

See you soon x

 

 

 


Moments I Love | Majken Pullin July 24, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick creatives - Majken here! I'm happy to be joining you today with a layout showcasing two cut files.  Just over two years ago, my husband and I took the kids with us on our first trip to Canada, to what we think is the most stunning place:  Banff, Alberta.  We just fell in love with the welcoming people and the gorgeous views, and that's why I chose the Free Love cut file to create a large title for this layout.

One of my favorite techniques is to back the cut file with different patterned papers from a collection, then add in some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.  All the different depths form a perfect contrasting interest to the cut file!  

I wanted to tie the floral look with the butterflies with some clouds, so I chose the Fluffy Cloud Background cut file to cut a couple of the clouds (I used the inside of two) and popped one up for even more "fluff"!

Large titles are very "in", and the Free Love cut file was perfect.  Go grab a cut file to create your own large title and don't overlook using the insides of cut files for your projects like I did with the clouds.  

Cut files used:

Have a fun week!


Everyday....... by Rachel Lowe July 13, 2018 07:30

Hello Justnick friends!

I am so thrilled to be staying on for another term with Justnick and sharing my creations with you!

So here is my first layout of this term.

As most of you know I LOVE background cut files, they add so much texture and visual impact to a layout and I Love white on white even more!

And this is my chosen cut file.

I re sized the quilted circle background cut file to 10x10 inches. My trick to ensure my white on white cut files stand out, I cut two and glue one on top of the other. It really is worth the extra piece of paper for the over all effect.

I have used Turn the Page collection by Paige Evans. I knew I wanted to create a self motivational layout or 'notes to self' as I call it so firstly I cut some quotes from one of the papers and my layout went from there.

I have only paper pieced five of the squares as to avoid my page becoming too 'busy'.

I matted my cut file on several papers, cutting them larger each piece until my layout was 12x12 inches. I then added machine stitching borders around each paper piece. 

I embellished each of the quotes to make a little feature of each.

I matted my photo on a and agin added some machine sewing around the edge. I added a quote sticker under my photo which I attached with foam tape to add more height to my layout. I then attached my main title 'everyday' attaching slightly over my photo.

To finish off my layout I fussy cut some butterflies from one of the papers and then attached to my layout in a circular fashion.

And there you have it one textured and pretty layout! And one I will need to revisit and remind my self of the importance of goals, dreams and never taking this wonderful life for granted!

Thank you for stopping by today and having a look. See you again soon!

Happy creating.

 

 

 


Hello - Johanna Valayer July 12, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody ! 
I am Johanna and I am so pleased to join this design team ! I am 24 and I have discovered scrapbooking for almost one year. I directly loved it and the way to keep memories and have fun too ! I am living in France in a beautiful island which is Corsica. For the first layout I used the "spring fling ring" and the "flowers" cut files.
 
 
   
I used the pick me up collection from Paige Evans that I love so much ! I used some scraps to back up the flowers cut files and I arranged them diagonally.
You will see later that I love arranging my layouts diagonally hehe ! Then, I backed up the spring fling ring with the photo and I added some embellishments.
Finally, a touch of color shine, a little stamping and yeah, it is done !
I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, see you xx.

 


Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 06, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!!  I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago.  I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.

Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro.  I've been crafty all my life!  I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style.  My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros.  I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.  

Okay, on to the layout!  

I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am.  I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks.  I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.

I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.

I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.

I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others! 

Cut files used:

Have a crafty weekend!

 


Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook! 

     I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project. 

I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring! 

 


You're a Peach! Rachel Lowe June 18, 2018 07:00

 Hello Justnick friends!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with a stunning background cut file.

I LOVE this Quatrefoil Background 2 cut file and it loses none of its effect re sizing it for a 8.5x11 inch layout!

  I have used the lovely collection by onecanoetwo Twilight.

 I re sized my cut file to 8.3x10.8 inches so I could have a small border of contrasting paper. I backed the cut file onto white card stock to provide a colour contrast.

Now it was time to pretty up my layout. I ensured I used darker coloured embellishments so they stood out against my background.

I created a vase of flowers using die cuts and arranging them as in my photo below. By adding the over sized word Blessed this is a lovely feature that draws the eye.

To frame my photo I have used the large floral cluster rom the die cut pack finished off with the super cute peach sticker.

I have foam taped many of the elements on my page to create some height and dimension to my layout.

 

 I finished my layout off by creating a banner, heart feature which I added some machine stitching to. Finally I added some fussy cut moths from one of the papers and added NUVO drops to the centre of my flowers, on the leaves and peach.

 

 The texture and visual impact a background cut file can create really adds a wow factor to your layout!

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Happy cutting and creating!

Rachel

X

 

 


You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


LOVE YOU | Nathalie DeSousa June 14, 2018 06:30

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing a new layout that combines a few of the  Just Nick Studio store's beautiful cut files to create a page all about how much i love my baby (and yes, he is  our doggie!)

 

 

To create the background of this page,  the new Funky Floral Background 2 was used.   I isolated just one of the images, and then  resize a few copies of the image to create the cascading flower look of the background.  

 

 

 

 

To bring color and dimension to the page, I chose to back all teh flowers with papers from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection, and then fold the emds of the petals, so that they create the illusion of real petals on the page.

 

 

 

To frame the picture in this layout, first i layered a few pieces of paper behind it, and then used the Ring Around My Heart background cut file to create a small cut out (from white cardstock and one of the collection's papers) that could be used as a layer/frame around the picture. 

 

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, I chose to cut the "Love You" sentiment from the  You Make My Heart Smile design from two different papers from the collection.  Then glued them together with an offset, and prop them up with some foam adhesive on the layout.

 

 

Just love how easy and and colorful this page turned out.  I love the cascading florals in the background and the color combination of the rest of the cut outs created with the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files.


Stop by the JustNick store to check these cut files and the many more designs available.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00



Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

With school letting out this week for my kids, it only seemed appropriate to do a project about summer. For this layout, I chose the Summer cut file and used some of my Crate Paper stash that I have been holding onto for far too long.

To begin, I isolated the "Summer" sentiment and cut it using the same flower patterned paper as the background. I then backed it with the wood grain paper and adhered it to the right side of the layout.

The puffy "hello" and chipboard border were added to complete the title.

I stuck with one photo and embellished using a bow, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers. The date was typed on a tag that I cut down to size.

Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.

Thank you so much for visiting today. This fun file and many others are available in the JustNick Shop. Be sure to visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Good Vibes - Rachel Lowe June 01, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick friends!

I tend to scrap smaller photos and square them but today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using a 4x6 inch portrait photo. I struggled for a while shuffling things around my layout then I decided to use a frame with the ability to embellish it so it became the centre piece of my layout.

These frames are just gorgeous! I chose the portrait one to use on my layout (keeping in mind your photo with the heart on the inside of the frame). I resized to fit my photo using a multi coloured aztec paper from the Good Vibes collection by Simple Stories (all product for this is using this collection).

Firstly I created a border to contrast against the white card stock.

Once I had fixed my photo into place to the inner cut file frame I attached it to the centre of my page. I left the sides of the photo and frame untaped so I could tuck embellishments under.

I add the die cut FAB as my title to the top centre and finished off with a cute kissing emoji.

Under the photo frame at the bottom of my pageI added another row of super cute stickers and die cuts from the collection in keeping with the theme of my photo and layout. I added some messy machine sewing to add texture.

In designing the top and bottom of my layout first it allowed me to visually see  my frame and how I would place my embellishments.

I have tucked die cut floral bunches under both sides of the inner cut file frame, I added a word sentiment stickers to both floral bunches finished off with a heart die cut. I played extra hearts over the cut file hearts with foam tape to add height.

I can't wait to use the other shaped infinity hearts frames on my layouts because it certainly added a real factor to my photo and layout!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!


Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


You are my Happy - Rachel Lowe May 16, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone! 

I hope your having a wonderful week so far.

Today I have a fun layout all about my green fingers NOT lol!

 

I have used two cut files on this layout:

I have used Crate Paper Good Vibes collection.

I firstly cut a cactus with matching pot which I have foam taped and added machine sewing for texture. Once I had glued my cactus I added cactus stickers from the collection but foam taped then in place so it created a 3D effect.

As it was a feature of my layout I then added a chipboard bird, word stickers/chipboard, heart and enamel pendant.

I then re sized my title to fit my layout. I cut two more hearts and attached them over the heart in the title, added a row of machine sewing down the centre to create a 3D heart.

I have used three paper layers to mat my photo (of the only green things I don't kill lol!) and added some messy machine sewing to the outer pieces of paper. I attached my photo with foam tape and tucked in the paper layers a floral die cut and to finish a die cut bow.

I then typed some journalling and finished it off with another enamel pendant.

Of course a had to add a light splatter of black color shine!

Don't be afraid to mix up your layouts with larger features, photos in unusual places on your layouts or adding to your cut file, it all makes for a individual and unique layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Until the next time take care.

Rachel 

xXx



 


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 03, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a fun layout I created using one cut file, some white cardstock, and watercolors!

For this project, I used the Spring Fling Ring cut file with the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection (one of my favorites).

I began by cutting the Spring Fling Ring and then used Prima watercolors to paint the flowers in colors that match the embellishments from the MME collection. I then added watercolors on the background paper to match the flowers.

I adhered the dried cut file to my card stock with foam squares and then added die cuts, brads, enamel dots, and the mirrored title.

You guys! This layout took me no more than one hour!! I love how colorful it is and the file looks so pretty with the watercolors.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you love this cut file as much as I, stop by the JustNick shop and grab one for yourself!! 


Love Story | Nathalie DeSousa April 29, 2018 06:30

Hello there!

Let me  in on a little secret, today is my 18th wedding anniversary.  At first I was considering documenting one of our wedding pictures, but i thought that will not show the real us, so instead i picked one of out attempts at a decent selfie to tell the story of the past 18 years.  

 

To create this page, I chose to use the title as the focal point of the page.  So I chose to enlarge to fit pretty much 2/3 of the page.

 

 

 

I chose the "Love" design from the WORD 4 cut file, and sized it to fit across the entire page.

 

 

 

The "Story" design from the WORD 3 cut file was then welded under the last two letters of Love, and then sent to the machine to cut.  I used a pair of scissors to trim the intersecting parts of the "L" and "V" from the O, and backed it with one of our latest selfies.

 

 

The rest of the letters were backed with papers from Fancy Pants Design's The Bright Side collection.  Before gluing it to one of the papers of the collection, I added a bit of Vicki Boutin art crayon to the background, so that all the details of the cut out will show nicely.

 

 

To finish a few embellishments were added to the page, so that the picture is framed nicely with them.  A few lines of journal complete the page.

I love how this turned out (I am a fan of large titles -one of my favorite designs!!), and how easy it was to put together using the beautiful and versatile JustNick Studio cut files.

Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check these and the rest of their beautiful designs.

Have a lovely day!

 


2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I.  The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's.  Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space!  I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires.  Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments.  I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

We are celebrating all things "backgrounds" this week on the blog, which happen to be my favorite cut files to use. One background can have so many variations and be used in countless ways.

For this project, I using the Under the Cherry Tree Background file with the Webster's Pages My Happy Place collection.

 

 

As usual, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the file but knew I wanted to use it. After I cut it out using white card stock, I decided to remove the frame around the branches so the limbs are more fluid with the paper. Next, I used watercolors to paint the branches to match the colors they were laying on.

I loved the way the paper curled after it was painted, so I only tacked the branches down in a few places with glue.

The photo was printed in black and white and matted on a neutral-toned patterned paper. The pink flowers were fussy cut from another piece of patterned paper.

Last was the Thickers title and hearts to match. I kept the embellishments simple so they did not detract from the painted branches.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create! Please visit the JustNick Store for this and many other fabulous files.


I Just Can't Adult Today! layout - Rachel Lowe April 14, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends today I have a fun layout for you using two fab cut files!

I have used Rainy Days clouds and Rain Rain Go Away umbrella.

I have used the fun new collection by Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful.

I sized the cloud cut file so it would fill horizontally my 12x12 white base paper.

I then cut another using the trace function and cutting it solid in the sea green paper. I then used a wet glue to attach the outer cut file over the sea green paper.

I then did the same cutting process with one of the umbrella cut files, I again sized it to suit my layout.

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers and placed horizontally at the bottom of my page. I attached by sewing across the flowers but close to the edge so I could tuck embellishments into the flowers.

I then had fun playing with the die cuts from this collection to create a fun and whimsical scene to each side of my photo.

I love light boxes and this saying on the light box was just perfect for my daughter at that time.

I finished my layout off adding some butterflies, puffy stickers strawberries and hearts and 'good times ahead' sticker.

Thank you stopping by today and I hope this layout inspires you to create soon!

Rachel X


Happy Birthday | Jen McMurtrey April 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

It's all about celebrations on the blog this week, so naturally I had to create a birthday-themed layout!

For this project I used the Banner Essentials and Let's Party cut files with the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes collection.

I began by using the pink patterned paper and splattering gold, black, and white paint on it.

While the paint was drying, I used the Let's Party file to create the clusters of balloons in various sizes. Each of the balloons was backed with patterned paper from Confetti Wishes. Additionally, I used the numbers from Banner Essentials to cut 1-5, which I welded prior to cutting. I enlarged the number three and cut it out using patterned paper to make it more prominent.

Because there are so many patterns and colors on the layout, I stuck with a black and white photo so it wouldn't clash.

I clustered several die cuts and chipboard embellishments around the photo for added color and dimension.

Last was the gold Thickers title with gold circles and hearts throughout the project.

In the bottom-right corner I added Abby's initials and the date followed by a doodled border around the layout.

The finished layout is bright and cheery and captures the fun we had that day.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick store for these and many other wonderful designs!!