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She Is Sunshine | Majken Pullin August 6, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone...Majken here with y'all today sharing a layout of my daughter back when she was almost 3 and she chose her own outfit and dressed herself. It really does feel like it was just yesterday. That's why I love scrapbooking - it can take you back to those precious moments you don't want to forget! For my layout, I chose the Delicate Butterflies cut file because her shirt has a butterfly on it. (You can see how I used Delicate Butterflies on a vintage layout of my grandmother a couple of years ago here.)
Here's the layout of my daughter:
I trimmed textured white cardstock to 11" x 11", distressed the edges, and spritzed a little bit of watercolor randomly over the page. While it dried, I cut the Delicate Butterflies cut file in white textured cardstock on my Cameo 4. While it was cutting, I sewed the 11" x 11" white cardstock on top of the blue/purple patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Bloom Street collection by Paige Evans. It matches my girl's outfit beautifully!
After I adhered the butterflies lightly, I sewed along the middle of the butteflies' bodies. I had to use the sweet ephemera, including the butterflies to create even more texture.
I love that the "Sunshine" puffy sticker matches her outfit colors! So I had to use that as my title, along with some tiny alpha stickers to create the "she is".
I lightly layered some yellow watercolor along the distressed edges of my 11" x 11" white cardstock which you can see at the bottom of this next photo. I love doing this because it add dimension to the texture created by distressing.
And it wouldn't have been complete without enamel dots and journaling strips!
Here is the Delicate Butterflies cut file:
I'm so glad you visited the blog today, and I hope you find a fun way to use this cut file (or any JustNick Studio cut files!) in one of your projects. When you do, share them with us on Instagram with #justnickstudio.
Sweet Happy Life | Sophie Delorme July 30, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
Sophie here with you today sharing a layout featuring an amazing background cut file from the Just Nick Store called "Mandala Background".
I used a beautiful Pinkfresh Studio collection for my page called "My Favorite Story".
I cut the Mandala Background Cut file on white textured cardstock and removed the upper and left side of it to have a little bit of white space for my title. I added white gesso on my patterned paper under the Mandalas to soften the color underneath them, and added plenty of watercolor splatters on my background paper with a brush. I machine stitched around the cut file with white thread and added adhesive foam on the back of it before adhering it to the background. I love all the dimension it creates !
Finally, I created a few clusters of flowers and embellishments around my photo and on the right upper side of the page, wrote down a little bit of journaling and added the date.
Here are a few close-ups...
You are my happy | Anna Blades July 29, 2020 07:00
Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. This is Anna and for today's project, I was in the mood to do some mixed media background.
I love big title cut files, so I used the "You are my happy" cut file, which is fantastic because you have three different styles with the same phrase purchasing just one cut file.
First, I used my watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin to create a watercolor background with three colors: pink, yellow, and mint. Then, I used a stencil by Paige Evans and white texture paste to give more texture and interest. I cut one of the titles from the "You are my happy" cut file from white cardstock and outlined the capital letters with a black marker to make them stand out.
I cut just the word "happy" from pattern paper because I wanted it to be more visible. This way it matches the rest of the page too. I also covered the heart of the cut file with a heart that I fussy cut from one of the papers from the collection that I used.
To embellish my page I used the "Floral swag 5" cut file. I cut it from white cardstock and placed it in the upper right corner. I was thinking to color it with watercolors, but finally, I decided to leave it white. I ripped four stripes of pattern paper and glued them at the top and bottom of the page. I love this floral paper.
For this layout, I used an old collection from Simple Stories: "Posh". It's one of my "old faves", but now I only have a few bits left. Look at that little bird, isn't it the cutest?
And that's it! I hope you like this layout and I hope it gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to check out the new cut files in the store every week!
Have a crafty week! See you soon!
You Are Cute - Creating a Fun Title | Majken Pullin July 27, 2020 07:00
Hello hello friends! Majken here with you today...I hope you are doing well in your part of the world. What better way to beat the pandemic blues than with fun cut files and colorful paper? Today I'm sharing a layout where I created a fun title!
The first thing I did was insert the Spring Outline Alpha letters for "cute" in the center of four of the hexagon Geometric Frames, then cut them out in white textured cardstock. I backed each letter with a different color patterned paper, and then I backed each hexagon geometric frame with pink patterned paper and vellum and some stickers.
Behind each hexagon letter, I also put some white thread on top of distressed paper of a different color that I sewed in place.
How sweet do these butterflies pair with the spring-y letters?? You can tell I love these letters! I also balanced my photo with those butterflies and journaling strips.
I hope you are inspired to create your own titles, too! And if you are, please share your projects with us on Instagram with #justnickstudio. We can't wait to see them!
Here are the two cut files I used on my project today.
Thanks so much for joining us today on the blog! Happy crafting. :)
Soak up the sun | Anna Blades July 7, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hello crafty friends!
Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. Anna here today with you with this summery layout featuring one of the newest cut files that you can find in the shop.
For today's page, I've chosen the Soak up the Sun cut file. I love this big title and its font, with this half sun on the side.
I cut it from white cardstock and I wanted to raise it, so I cut it from yellow foam too. That gives a very special look to the cut file making a yellow shadow.
I only backed the letters because I wanted to see the cool pink-yellow gradient peeking through the sun rays. It seems like the sun was shining. Don't you think?
I placed my picture in the center of this half sun because it seemed to be the perfect spot for it.
I used the Summer lights collection from Crate Paper, one of the most beautiful beach themed collections ever. I love all the bright colors and all the pretty embellishments with iridescent foil.
Finally, I scattered some sequins all over the page, simulating drops of water.
And that's it! I love how it turned out and I hope it gives you some inspiration for your summer pages. And remember that you can find new cut files every week in the shop.
Take care and see you soon!!
BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that !
I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.
I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !
So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!
I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.
I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout.
I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.
Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you will get inspired on the spot !
Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions !
I wish you all a great crafty day !
Shine | Anna Blades June 24, 2020 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
Anna here with you today with this simple and beautiful layout. I love butterflies and this cut file is just amazing. It's called Butterfly Background 2 and it was perfect for the "Unforgettable" collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
I cut it from white cardstock because I wanted it to stand out from the background. I also raised it with foam dots to give more dimension.
For the background, I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin. With different shades of pink and aqua, I made brushstrokes with a wide brush, because I was looking for this effect at the end of the strokes.
I painted only the part of the page that was covered by the cut file, leaving the edges white. So this way, the background and the cut file merge.
I placed some butterflies die cuts "tone on tone", and my picture in the lower right corner a little crooked.
Some butterflies from the cut file are just the silhouette, so I used one of them to stack a little cluster on top of it.
I hope you like this layout! As you can see, you can create an amazing background in a few minutes just with some watercolors and a cut file!
Don't forget to check all the beautiful background cut files in the shop.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!
ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !
I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.
I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.
I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page.
I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !
Lovely Bird | Majken Pullin June 4, 2020 07:00
I kept the layout simple by building a base to my layout using the Spring Birdhouse cut file that I cut out using white textured cardstock. I backed the file using different papers from the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection.
I added several flowers using the ephemera and stickers from the collection to add layers, and I tucked in several stems from Stems 4.
They add a lovely subtle base to the flowers, especially when paired with the stems from the collection! I left the bow at the top of the birdhouse simple, but you could also cut out the bow in a different color paper to add more dimension.
I added some additional stickers and enamel dots for more pops of color to complement the backed flowers of the cut file. I need to go back and add a small bit of journaling to capture the date.
Here are the cut files I used on my layout today:
I hope you have a sweet day filled with lovely bird songs!
Best day ever | Anna Blades June 1, 2020 07:00
Anna here today with you sharing my first TN spread (the second in my life) for JustNick Studio. I've been scrapbooking for several years and I've never felt so interested in this type of project. But now I must admit that I really enjoyed it!
To create this TN spread I used two of the new June cut files: TN Beauty and TN Best Day Ever, and mixed them with a lot of fun techniques.
For the left page, I used the title from the TN Best Day Ever as a stencil to apply the new texture paste from Heidi Swapp and run it through my Minc machine with the Champagne gold foil. I love the result.
I haven't used my fuse tool for a long time, so I decided to create a pocket shaker with a patterned paper and some beautiful sequins from Neat and Tangled. On top of it, I placed the floral page from the TN Beauty cut file. I love all the sequins peeking up through the flowers.
I did it a little bit smaller than the left page, so I framed it with the same patterned paper on the left page.
All papers and embellishments are from "Emerson Lane" and "Honey and Spice" collections by Heidi Swapp.
I hope you like it and I encourage you to give a TN spread a try! They're so much fun to do!
Have a wonderful week!
See you soon!
Snap Story | Vicki Parker May 18, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my very last layout for JustNick. I have really loved my term on the design team - Nicole's cut files are fabulous! Today's layout looks like this...
I used two cut files - the first is called Photo Memories and you can find it in store here.
And the second is called Capture Every Moment and is in store here.
I mostly used Maggie Holmes Sweet Story collection for this layout and started by tearing a piece of the rainbow paper to put along the bottom of my layout and to back the camera cut file (which I did as a whole rather than individual pieces).
I then added some clear gesso to my white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add a watercolour effect on the page in similar colours to the paper.
I mounted my photos with the frames cut on patterned paper and arranged them above the camera - I was going for the effect of showing a sequence coming from the camera itself.
Finally, I embellished with various chipboard and stickers from the collection and the layout is complete.
I hope it inspires you in some way. Thank you for all the love for my layouts over the past year, it's been wonderful working on this team - maybe one day I'll be back ;-)
happy // Sarah Bargo May 16, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I wanted to share a fun and easy way to use a cut file on your travelers notebook layouts! I used the word happy from the Spring Words cut files!
I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Oxide ink refill and watercolored a little bit directly onto the word!
I always leave a few spots of the surface white that I'm watercoloring, I think that reveals the "magic" of the watercolor technique!
Do you like creating travelers notebook mini albums? I love them I think they're so much fun! Especially when you have a cute cut file to put on the page like these cute Spring words!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy scrappy day!
Kindness Everyday | Majken Pullin May 5, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Majken here with you today. I hope everyone is taking a big, deep cleansing breath as we head into a new month. Is it just me, or did April feel like it was 897 days long? Well, in any case, it's a nice time to celebrate the small things -- like when siblings are kind to one another. My daughter and son do get along for the most part, but when you can see the love, those are golden times. <3 I'm so glad I was able to capture a spontaneous moment of their love on camera a few years ago. Let's take a peek!
For my layout, I first found my two photos and muted the photo color saturation so the bright colors in the background wouldn't be too bold and overpower (but not so much to make them fully black and white) before printing them. I pulled out the Pebbles This is Family collection.
I spritzed some Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distressed Oxide ink and water onto my white textured cardstock. While I let that dry, I cut the Kindness Everyday cut file out on one of the floral patterned papers from the collection using my Cameo 4.
I also matted my photos using patterned papers and black textured cardstock.
I love a bold title on a scrapbook layout! I cut nine rectangles out and adhered them to the edges of my 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" white cardstock background, adhered that to a 12x12 black cardstock, and then sewed around the edge of the white and over the pink rectangles.
Some ephemera and enamel dots finished the layout!
This was a fun layout to pull together, and I hope you are inspired to create using cut files and pretty paper!
Here is the cut file used on today's project:
We appreciate you stopping by the blog today! Stay safe, be crafty.
Fly | Vicki Parker May 1, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout which I hope you will find inspiring in some way!
I used an older cut file called Up in the Air, which you can find in store here:
I started by cutting just the top left balloon three times - one big and the other two smaller. I used one of the Paige Evans Bloom Street papers to back all three balloons and then added a little bit of subtle watercolour to each to add a slightly more 'grungy' feel. I also put a very light blue wash over the background cardstock so that it gave the impression of sky.
I also painted the baskets of the balloons in coordinating colours rather than leave them white.
I layered up my photo with some pocket life cards and then used some Bloom Street florals to embellish, together with a PinkFresh layered sticker and some Bramble Fox clouds.
Finally, I added by title using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Thickers which I adore and will be sad to run out of! And that's it! I do hope you like it - thank you so much for looking. See you next time!
Love | Vicki Parker April 25, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous new April releases.
I started by cutting the wreath on some patterned paper from Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection and sticking it slightly off centre on a sheet of Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper in a similar greeny/blue shade.
I wanted to do lots of layering around my photo, but leave the wreath pretty much as it was because it's so, so pretty.
I used lots of die cuts and stickers from the Jen Hadfield, Hey Hello collection to layer up the photo and I also added a few enamel dots and paint splatters.
I finished with the title "Love" using some Amy Tangerine Thickers. I was happy with how this came together - it's lovely and subtle and really showcases the cutfile and photo. Thanks for looking!
Rainbow Baby | Majken Pullin April 23, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. I'm sharing some rainbow inspiration today using Chasing Rainbows and the Sketch Block Alpha. I decided my rainbow was going to follow the color pattern you see in a secondary rainbow where the colors are reversed from the standard ROYGBIV you see in a primary rainbow. I used Pink Paislee's Bloom Street by Paige Evans (with some help on orange from Horizon).
I cut out "rainbows" and the rainbow outline from the Chasing Rainbow and "BABY" from the Sketch Block Alpha cut files first using white textured cardstock. I decided on the papers for the inside of the rainbow bands and cut each out using my Cameo. (To do this, release the compound path of the rainbow, remove the outside edges, and create an offset for each band to make them slightly larger to glue behind the rainbow outline. You could also cut each without offsetting to fit them inside the rainbow like a puzzle if you prefer.)
A second look at a different angle. You can see I scattered some matching enamel dots inside the rainbow bands for some additional texture. I popped up some ephemera flowers using 3D foam adhesive to add even more dimension!
For the title, I left "BABY" unbacked because I wanted the pretty watercolor background to peek through. I trimmed some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up too. I snipped the "s" off the end of "rainbows" to modify the word for how I used it.
I layered my photo with different papers and added journaling and other ephemera to finish my layout.
I hope you are inspired to create your own rainbow! Here are the cut files I used on today's layout.
Show us your work using your favorite JustNick Studio cut files on Instagram...tag us!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello sweet | Anna Blades April 21, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
Anna here today sharing this summer-themed project. This new Floral Butterfly cut file that Nicole designed is absolutely gorgeous. These flowers remind me of this picture of my oldest daughter, from our last summer holiday. Now that we have been cooped up at home for 5 weeks, I miss those days so much.
For my background I used the watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin with the packaging technique. I went for the same palette as my flowers.
After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers with patterned papers and the butterfly's wing with vellum, so you can see a little bit of the background through it. Then I popped it up with foam squares.
I placed the photo on top of the wing, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful flowers. The Hawaiian flowers from the "Maui" collection by Mintopía Studio were the perfect complement for it. I also glued some more flowers in the bottom left corner and in the upper right corner.
I put two strips of ripped paper at the top and bottom of the page in coordinating colors.
My title was built with puffy words from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I scattered some sequins across my layout to make it a little more shinier.
I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too!!
Stay safe and see you soon!
Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54
Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!
I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there!
I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with!
I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K!
Which letters will you use?!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
DAILY DOCUMENTING | Nathalie DeSousa April 14, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a few ideas on documenting your every day using JUST NICK STUDIO cut files in a different way. I hope you all are safe and healthy in your corner of the world. I decided to document this period of our lives in a more structured way, so i am at best moving my handwritten notes to my family album in a hybrid style documenting.
Though i still cut a few pieces for my pages, i decided to use the cut files as digital stamps for my layouts.
I started by using my Silhouette to print the TN REMEMBER THIS cut file to size and print the flower screen on vellum. I glued this to the page, and create a large pocket for my journal spot.
I used the THIS IS LIFE cut file to cut the words Life & Here+Now images to become the titles of the page. Once i cut them i used a super fine black liner to make them stand out on the page.
I love working with digital files specially on hybrid layouts, as there is so much you can do with a cut file besides creating a cut out.
For this page, i pulled the THANKFUL TN cutfile, and transform it to a background for my page. I used the Silhouette machine to add my lines of journal before printing. To break the straight lines of the title and journal lines, i added a few butterflies from one upcoming cut file to the shop.
Since i wanted to balance the page, i made sure my pictures also were placed on a block formation. I added a small decoration to each picture ( This is Life cutfile) and then added a small BUTTERFLY cut out in between the pictures)
I hope these have inspired you to use the JustNick studio cutfiles in a new way. Nicole's designs are amazing and so versatile. Check them out!
Keep Safe friends!!
Hello Sunshine | Vicki Parker April 14, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today to share my latest layout using one of the new April cut files.
I used the Hello Sunshine cut file which you can find in store here.
It cut really nicely and I decided to back it with some colour papers from the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander collection.
Before sticking the letters to the page, I added some watercolour mixed media beneath where sunshine would go using the packaging technique and added a few splatters too.
The cut file really speaks for itself, so I didn't need a whole lot more on the page - I just added some fussy cut flowers and a butterfly die cut from the same collection. I also matted the photo with one of the patterned papers and used foam to add dimension. I also used foam behind the letters.
And that was how it came together. I love a cut file, it really simplifies what you have to do on the rest of the page whilst still giving loads of impact! I hope you liked it and it gives you some inspiration. Until next time....
Spring Girl - Create a Custom Title | Majken Pullin April 7, 2020 07:00
Hello cut file friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope you are staying healthy and calm during these uncertain times. I am so thankful for papercrafting during this global stress. I especially like immersing myself in all the pretty papers and colors of spring, and today's layout is no exception. Let's take a peek!
Last fall I created a layout with the Autumn Windowpanes, so when I saw the new Spring Windowframe cut file (link coming soon!), I knew I would use it right away. So I sized it to about 10" x 10" and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo. JustNick Studio cut files can be used on just about any electronic cutting machine too.
I took another sheet of white textured cardstock and opened my Prima Tropicals watercolors to make droplets of color on the background. While that dried, I backed most of the flowers in the Windowframe cut file with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray papers - such vibrant and pretty colors!
I layered the photo of my daughter using several patterned papers, and then adhered the Spring Windowframe to my background, then added my layered photo on top. I used chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to frame the bottom right corner of my layout as well as sprinkled some more around the windowframe.
For my title, I combined two cut files to create a banner. It's easy to mix and match a font with another cut file to create a custom title! First, pull your background shape for as many letters as you need - I used the pennant banner from Banner Essentials. Then choose your alpha cut file (I used Type It Font Alpha) and copy the letters into the file. I changed the color of the alphas from black to yellow so I could see exactly where I wanted them. Next, choose each banner and letter together, right click, and choose "Make Compound Path". You can do this technique with an infinite number of cut files and alphas for custom titles!
Once I cut the banner, I backed them with white cardstock. I pulled "girl" from the Girl Flower cut file, cut it from white textured cardstock, and adhered it to the banner.
Here are the cut files I used for today's layout.
I hope this spring-y layout inspires you to create today, and to create your own custom titles!
Have a good and calm week.
Today / Nastya Efimenko April 6, 2020 07:00
Hello craft friends!
Nastya here today with you. And I want to s hare my spring layout.
I created using cut file - Spring Wreath
Flowers I filled the scrapbooking papers and attached them to the background using foam adhesive.
I added some watercolor splashes and butterfly stamps.
Thank´s so much for looking and keep safe.
Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04
Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file!
One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :)
Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!
One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!
I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy!
If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Spring Windowframe | Patricia April 2, 2020 06:00
Hello JustNick friends! We are in some crazy times, but I'm so thankful to have a creative outlet in scrapbooking. If you are like me and a non-essential employee and staying home these days, I hope you take advantage of the 40% off with the code STAYHOME40. It ends tomorrow, April 3rd.
The JustNick team has been sharing Springtime projects using Spring cut files, and I'm excited to bring another Spring inspired project for today's post using the new Spring Windowframe cut file!
I left the cut file size as is, but used the knife tool to cut it down the middle to use in my Traveler's Notebook. I wanted to give some bounce, color, airiness, and texture, so I picked a 12x12 piece of pattern paper with a white background and large colorful circles. This created some white space, but with some pops of colors peeking through the window frame.
For the flowers in the cut file, I used two colors of solid cardstock to complement my background pattern paper I chose. The orange is a textured cardstock while pale yellow is more smooth. I love the contrast, even though it is subtle.
This cut file is a PERFECT way to add small photos behind some of the frames! I chose to leave my photos in color instead of black and white, to show that we were outside with everything green and flowers blooming. The cut file with the frame, helps to break up the business of the photos. I also added machine stitching around the frame to add more definition. For my journaling, I used labels to coordinate with the colors of my pattern paper to send through my typewriter. To add more dimension, I placed three on the left, with one foam adhered and one on the right foam adhered. Tucking a label under the cut file is a great way to add to the dimension.
I worked within the cut file and the photos to add pre-made die cuts and my title.
So may ways you can use this cut file! I really love it with including photos, using a patterned paper behind it, and two colors and textures of cardstock. But this would be so great reversing it with cardstock behind it, and then pattern paper for the flowers too! Hope this gives you some ideas to take some time to get lost in your own creations right now!
Love Spring | Vicki Parker March 31, 2020 07:00
Hi lovely friends, today I am sharing a colourful spring layout with you.
I used the fabulous Chasing Rainbows cut file available in store here:
I started by using the inverse of the cut file so that I had just the inside rainbow pieces. With watercolours, I painted them in rainbow colours - one colour for each colour in the rainbow. I then backed all of the arcs with foam and stuck them to the layout slightly off the page and cut off the excess.
I then used the same watercolours to add some paint around the arcs to add that extra watercolour effect - I also painted some at the bottom of each side to look like drips.
It gave a nice 'messy' watercolour effect that I was really happy with. I then built the layout using lots of the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection from Pink Paislee and some fabulous acrylic umbrellas from Bramble Fox.
I hope this inspires you to do a rainbow layout for yourself and I'll see you next month! Thanks so much for looking x
SPRING LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa March 30, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today just in time to kick off our Spring celebration. Even as we try to get used to our new normal, the world is quietly changing in my corner of the world. So, what better way to celebrate the season than with color, flowers and a few cut files from JustNick Studio
Just love all the soft colors and simplicity on the page. I am always drawn to wreaths, so i chose the new FLORAL WREATH 4 to create the background of this page. But i chose to split the wreath in half so that the floral details of the cut sit on the center of the page.
I pulled a picture of my daughter walking on the Humber river a few years back, as it reminds me of the nice warm clear days of Spring. I set it in between the wreath pieces and set to create the embellishments for the page.
To add color to the flowers and leaves, i used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons. I simply scribbled a bit of the color on a piece of plastic, diluted the pigment and use it as watercolor on the die cuts.
To finish the page, i simply glued the flowers creating clusters around the wreath, then glued the negative pieces of the cut file to add a few more small details to the cluster.
A few lines of journal, and splatters of gold and white ink complete the page. I love how easy this came together, and how it brings the feel of spring to the page. Remember to check all the cut files at the Just Nick Studio Shop.
KEEP SAFE everyone
Chasing rainbows | Anna Blades March 20, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
How are you doing? I hope you are all safe. In these weird days we need hope. But spring is going to come anyway, so we have to think that everything is gonna be ok.
My layout for today is full of shine and colors to bring you some happiness.
I used the pretty Chasing rainbows cut file. I cut both rainbow and title from white cardstock.
Instead of backing the rainbow with patterned paper, I did it with vellum and I glued all the sequins on top.
For my title I use the cut file as a guide and hand stitched it with yellow thread.
And every rainbow needs clouds, so I cut a few ones with the Up in the clouds cut file
I also hand sititched the clouds to make them fluffier.
I made the background with Lindy's magicals. I also used some die cut flowers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection.
And that's all folks! I hope you like it!
Than you so much for stopping by today!
See you soon!
Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal! Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!
These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it!
I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..
Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers!
You can find this gorgeous cut file here!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!
On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:
I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!
I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!
And created this cute little cover tag:
Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!
He's so cute I just love him!
Then I used these:
to create these!
The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page!
A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo!
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!
Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo
Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!
Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere.
That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:
I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:
You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!
To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use.
I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background.
I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension.
I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file.
For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.
I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!
See you soon!
XOXO // by Sarah Bargo February 27, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I love February because everything is about love and hearts and all those good things! Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean we can't scrap about our sweethearts, right? Love never goes out of season :) I created a layout in my travelers notebook about my kitty, Salem. I don't have very much scrapped about him so I better get busy!
I used the darling XOXO located in the "Cupids Arrow" cut files!
This was the most simple layout ever, because all I had to do was cut the xoxoxo out of cute paper, then clip it to my page! So adorable!
Sooo… do you ever feel like someone is watching you?...
One day when I was scrappin, I had that feeling and looked over and saw this creepo starin at me lol! He makes me laugh so much, my little sidekick :)
Do you have a little sidekick that watches you craft? You should definitely do a page about it and use this darling cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo
E & D | Kelly Barron February 13, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! Today I have a super sweet TN layout to share with you using the Heartfull Background cut file.
I resized the heart so that it would take up the majority of both sides of my TN. I then backed the hearts with patterned paper from Dear Lizzy's She's Magical collection, and then backed the entire heart in vellum.
The hearts make perfect spots to add embellishment clusters, titles and journaling. For the title, I used their initials with an ampersand which totally reminded me of my high school days when doodling initials was the thing to do on your notebooks.
I fussy cut a flower from the 6x8 paper pad and placed it over the photo. That floral paper is gorgeous and I had to work at least one of the flowers on this spread.
I love puffy stickers and birds and thought that this sweet blue bird was the perfect addition on this cluster. It helps tie in the blue that is scattered throughout the spread as well which is always visually pleasing.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that are in the shop. I hope that this inspired you to get crafty!
This is us | Anna Blades February 7, 2020 07:00
This is Anna, welcome back to the Justnick blog!
Today I want to share with you a different way of using our cut files. This Christmas my in-laws gave me the Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers and I'm so happy. I've been playing with it and it's amazing!
So this time, I didn't cut my file, I just foiled it!
For this page I used the new and beautiful "Floral Heart" cut file. It's so pretty. I'm gonna use it again for sure!
I did it on a wood grain textured card-stock, but I think you can get better results on a smooth one. And also, I want to learn some techniques to fill up the designs. With this new tool, the sky is the limit.
It's quite difficult to photograph the foil, but here you can see some close ups:
I think foil gives the page a very soft and elegant look with this pretty floral design.
I used the "Honey & Spice" collection from Heidi Swapp because I think it goes so well with those flowers.
I hope you like it and I encourage you to try it, you'll have so much fun!!
Remember to check out the store for the new cut files!!
See you soon!
Family Day | Patricia Roebuck February 3, 2020 07:00
Cherish | Majken Pullin February 1, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends, and welcome to February! Majken here today to kick off Love and Hearts theme week. I'm sharing a layout today of me with my infant daughter because this month, she turns 18 (gasp!!), and I wanted to document more of my time with her when she was little.
After I cut out the Floral Heart Background cut file with white cardstock, I cut out the inside of the heart by releasing the compound path and ungrouping the pieces to remove the bits I didn't want to cut, and then I created a thin offset of just the inside of the heart. I did the same thing with the flower and leaves.
Here is what this looks like in Silhouette Studio:
Next, I backed the open parts of the heart flowers and leaves using Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words. It's so soft and pretty, and that little bunny ephemera was perfect - it's hard to see, but my daughter was wearing a bunny and carrots onesie. :)
I used 3D foam adhesive to give dimension to the Floral Heart Background cut file. I also spattered some Distress Oxide inks over my background for some texture (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Spun Sugar).
I used ephemera, stickers, a tassel, and sequins to finish the layout.
Isn't this cut file just gorgeous?!?
I hope you get some time to document love for someone special this week! We'd love for you to share your projects with us on Instagram - tag us with #justnickstudio so we can see what you create!
Love Cards // Sarah Bargo January 24, 2020 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Well it seems that January is just flyin right on by isn't it?! I would like to get a jump on my handmade Valentine's this year, so I'm here to show you a fun & easy way to make a whole bunch, all at once!
I picked up some cute corrugated hearts at Hobby Lobby in the Valentine's Craft section, it's a pack of red & white hearts! A painted some of the white ones light pink and some mint green, then wiped some white paint over that when it dried, just to soften the color a little bit. Then, I cut a bunch of the "love" word cut file out, a few extra in case I messed up lol!
Then comes the fun part! Find pretty bits & pieces to layer under and around your love word! In this case I used light pink lace pieces, pretty floral ephemera, and of course, sequins!
The possibilities are endless! We all have those pretty scraps left over from other projects, now is the perfect time to use them! No more hoarding lol!
If you're not sure on how to create a heart shaped card base, I kinda created a short cut to use.. just take a white notecard, and layer your heart on top of it with the left side hanging off the folded side a bit. (It's important to leave a piece of the folded edge not cut, because that's going to keep your 2 heart pieces together and make it an actual opening card.) Then just trace and cut! Boom an instant heart card!
I hope you are inspired to create your own lovely happy mail! I can't wait to mail these out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wonderful | Majken Pullin January 23, 2020 07:00
Hello hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I hope your January is shaping up to be a good one. Today I'm sharing a layout using two fun cut files and rich, bold colors.
I first cut the Linked Circle Background measuring 10.5"x10.5" because I wanted to frame the background. I also then welded letters from Script Alpha 2 to create my title "Wonderful" and cut that using patterned paper from the bold and colorful Slice of Life collection by Amy Tan and American Crafts. After deciding on the patterned paper I wanted behind the Linked Circle Background, I realized I needed to mat the title so it would show up easier - I used the Offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create the mat and cut it using white textured cardstock. I also used 3D foam dots to pop the title up.
I wanted the additional texture of stitches, so I stitched the Linked Circle Background over the blue patterned paper.
I then added my journaling, fussycut a bunch of flowers, and included stickers and enamel hearts and dots. I popped up a few of the flowers and stickers with 3D foam dots.
Here are the two cut files I used on today's project:
I'm so glad you stopped by today for some background and alpha cut file inspiration! Have a great week and weekend!
Cherish | Anna Blades January 22, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Justnick friends!
Anna here with you today with this snowy layout. The moment I saw the "Snowflake background" cut file I fell in love with it. I wanted to do some mix media, and this cut file was perfect for that.
I used Magicals from Lindy's for my background. Then I covered all the cut file with the iridescent glitter texture paste from Vicki Boutin. You can't see it in the photos, but both (magicals and texture paste) are very shiny.
It really looks like the snowflakes are frozen. The main title is a glitter foam word, so all the page is very sparkly.
I also used the "Snowflakes" cut file, to add more single snowflakes to the layout. I made a little cluster in the upper left corner, with a glitter foam heart to match the title.
The embellishments are from the old collection from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" . I really enjoyed putting this layout together.
I hope you like it! Don't forget to checkout the new cut files in the shop every week!
See you soon!
But First Coffee | Patricia Roebuck January 20, 2020 07:00
Hi, Everyone! This is Patricia back to share how I used the same Funky Mandala that I used in my bullet journal for the new year, but in my Traveler's Notebook! You can see the bullet journal post here.
You can see the ink from how I used the cut file as a stencil on my bullet journal, but I like the added color to it so trimmed it and used it over more pattern paper to do a tone-on-tone effect. I added the machine stitching to it first. I happened to have the inside part folded where you can see the other side of the pattern paper and loved it. I then folded them all in adhering them in place with foam adhesive and adding a puffy sticker. Got a totally different look to this cut file!
For my title, I used the But First Coffee cut file.
I cut the first part of the title out on plain cardstock trimmed to fit inside my traveler's notebook, then backed it with pattern paper to complement my right side, but also adding a contrasting color. For the 'coffee' part, I used a woodgrain pattern paper.
Before adhering anything in place or to my album, I sent the entire piece through my typewriter to add journaling.
Next, I adhered the page inside my notebook and finished this with stamping and embellishments. Thank you so much for stopping by!!
My Goal for 2020 // Sarah Bargo January 9, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Happy New Year! Do you have any goals for this year? So I fell upon this adorable movie called "Becoming Jane." It's about Jane Austen and I absolutely fell in love! I realized that I had never actually read any of her books, so that is my big goal for 2020! I am going to read all of her books and write about each one in my new "Jane Journal!" Nothing major, just maybe do a cute spread about each one, maybe jot down my favorite quotes and whatnot.. kindof my very own book club :) It's totally going to have an old vintage vibe! So here is my first spread in my travelers notebook "Jane Journal!"
I used 2 different cut files for this one, a darling coffee & tea one called "You Had Me At" and a beautiful "Script Font!" I thought a tea cup would be so cute and fitting, so I framed my photo with it!
I just love the little steamy swirls coming up so cute! I saw this font and thought oh my gosh that just reminds me of a pretty handwriting that Jane might have had, so I cut her name out and scrawled it up the page like she signed it :)
I can already tell that I'm going to have so much fun with this, I haven't done anything "vintagey" in a long time!
I adore reading and getting lost in a good book! I'm so excited I hope I can reach my goal! If you would like to join me in doing this challenge, make sure you tag me so I can see your cute journals! Lets use the hashtag #sbjanejournal so we can share idears!
Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo
Happy New Year | Anna Blades January 3, 2020 07:00
Hi Justnick friends and Happy new year!!
The brand new 2020 is here, a whole year full of possibilities!!
Today I want to share with you this new year layout, which I made with the "Happy new year" cut file. I love the two different fonts, really pretty!
I covered the word "happy" with Nuvo gold glimmer paste. The celebration of the new year needs shine! I also scattered some tiny golden stars across the page.
I also used The "Build a pointsetta" cut file, because we keep the Christmas decorations until january 6th.
For this project I used the "Noel collection" from Felicity Jane Studio.
Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you the best for this 2020 and may all your wishes come true.
See you soon!
Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.
I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.
I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.
I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.
I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...
Love it / Nastya Efimenko December 26, 2019 07:00
Hello craft friends!
I also added decorations
Holiday tags | Anna Blades December 24, 2019 07:00
Hi Justnick friends!!
Anna here with you today! Are you ready for Santa's visit? Today I want to share with you this easy way to embellish your presents with this beautiful "Holiday Tags" cut file in just a few minutes.
You can cut a bunch of tags in a cardstock with your cutting machine and tie them with a pretty ribbon.
I used red, white and green cardstock to match my wrapping paper (And also my Christmas tree ;P) I cut some tags with the details and others only the outline for backing.
I think they look very cute. And just for the record, these are not fake presents!!
I wish you all a magic Christmas Eve and if you have been nice maybe tomorrow you will find presents like these under your Christmas tree!
Snowflakes // Sarah Bargo December 21, 2019 15:30
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun little junk journal to share with you using the gorgeous large Snowflakes cut file!
I saw these snowflakes and knew that I wanted to have them sticking out of a mini album immediately lol! They are so pretty!
The cover of the mini is actually a Sugar Paper gift bag I bought at Target, I love stars so much I couldn't wait to use this as a book! It looks super dreamy paired up with these gorgeous snowflakes :)
Tied everything together with some pretty yarn and then tied a tag on just to add some sparkle..
Aren't snowflake just the prettiest things ever?
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!
12 Days of Giveaways Day 11 | Holiday Circles | Patricia Roebuck December 11, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hello Everyone!! And welcome to Day 11 of 12 Days of Giveaways here on the JustNick blog! Today I'm using the Holiday Circles in my Traveler's Notebook.
Circles are probably my favorite shape for creating pages. I used these circles as designed without making them smaller. I used two separate pieces of cardstock that I adhered once I had the circles adhered and trimmed the 'Jolly' circle to make it appear to be flowing across the two pages.
I backed the top part of three of the four circles with pattern paper, and the bottom part with white cardstock. Love how these circles are designed with two places to fill in with a photo, pattern paper or embellishments, like I did on the bottom of each one!
I printed my photo to cluster within my three circles and trimmed leaving a border. You can see I also used the Holly 3 cut file. I filled the berries with more enamel dots!
I added my typed journaling on a die cut along with stamping at the top.
Then finished this with gold puffy branch stickers. These stickers help create repetition to the circle design, and the Holly 3 leaves backed with pattern paper in a different color all help to bring focus to the photo.
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 10 | Vicki Parker December 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hi friends, it's Vicki here with you today to share my latest layout. Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday for 12 days. Today's freebie is the On The List cut file which is so much fun. Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!
This is the layout I made using the cut file....
Fun right? I arranged the cutfile over the whole page and cut it from a patterned paper. Then I backed the letters and 'Naughty' with some Christmas coloured patterned papers, adding back in the centre of letters where needed.
It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used a star stencil to add some small stars with white texture paste around the page.
I then used some dark cardstock and Christmas embellishments to frame my photos of me being silly!
And that's how it came together! I love this cutfile and if you want to know how to get it for free, read on....
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!
That's the layout I created with this cut file:
Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.
I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.
I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Here's how you can get your free cut file:
Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refund will be given. The design will still be available in the Justnick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!
See you soon!!
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