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Forever Loved | Vicki Parker September 13, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the Today, Forever, Always cut file. I decided to focus on the word Forever and make it a big focal point on my page.
The cut file I used can be found in the store here:
I used various papers from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection to back each letter of the word as I wanted this page to be colourful and fun - as the letters are quite big, it was super easy to do and didn't take very long at all. 
For the background, I used a Vicki Boutin stencil from her Wildflowers & Honey collection and some Distress Oxide inks in colours matching the Truly Grateful collection under each letter.
I used foam to back the word before sticking it over the stencilled area to give it some dimension. The photo tucked under the word at the top and I embellished with various die cuts and fussy cut flowers, leaves and butterflies. I also used some puffy stickers for the rest of the title and some dots around the page. Finally, some Pretty Little Studio clear stickers for the little x's and some mixed media effect.
I hope this inspires you to make a word your focal point on a layout - I definitely had fun making this. Until next time....

Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)

I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!

Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!

Flags just make everything happy :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo

 

 


You Did It, Yes! | Patricia Roebuck August 21, 2019 07:00

JustNick has been coming out with some gorgeous new cut files!  I decided to combine a new background and a new flower cut file to create my Traveler's Notebook spread today.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

I used the new Basketweave Background 2 and Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to create light layers on the left, full-size of my notebook. 

A great way to use Background cut files in your Traveler's Notebook is either to use as is for your entire background or in this case, trim it down and add where you want it!  I first started with a solid pattern paper background for my left side.  Next, I selected a second pattern paper that would complement and give contrast to my background to use for my two cut files.  I used the multi-colored side of the paper (which had florals) for the Basketweave Background 2, trimming it and then stitching it to the top.  Then I used the more solid side of that same pattern paper for the Botanical Flower Cluster 1, turning it lengthwise.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

The intricate look of both of these cut files were a perfect way to cluster photos and embellishments under and above them.  I trimmed the bottom of the pattern paper I used for the cut files to stitch next to the Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to tie it together even more.  Keeping the spread light, with a whimsical look, I turned the smaller photo at an angle and stapled it.  I kept with this playfulness by adhering my stickers for my title at the bottom in different directions, but used black and white which didn't take away from the spread and also balanced with the black and white on the right side.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

For my right side, I used two 3x4 pockets with a photo at the top in black and white.  The whitespace on my photo, was another perfect spot to trim and adhere another portion of the Basketweave Background 2, and then layered more embellishment over it.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

My bottom 3x4 card was for my journaling with another added embellishment in black and white and stamping the date.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Botanical Flower Cluster 1, Basketweave Background 2, Traveler's Notebook

Using cut files, especially background cut files, as is, is always beautiful, but hope this inspires you to try this idea again or try it for the first time for your next project.  Really adds texture, color and layers to your spread and your photos!


Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00

Well, hello there again JustNick fans!  Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout.  I'm using two fun cut files with hearts:  Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.

Remember Today

What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys.  I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.

To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.

After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again.  I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper.  I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.

The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts.  I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.

I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.

Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera.  I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.

Here are the cut files used in today's project:

Heart Background 5

Scribble Hearts

Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!

Majken


DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :) 

 As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there! 

Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you! 

Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem  obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)

So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.

I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.

I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!

I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.

I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.

The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.

Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....


Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do. 

These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project. 

I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page. 

I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look". 

Hope you like it!

Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!

 

 


EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!

Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!

I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty! 

I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!

 


Little Adventurer | Vicki Parker July 29, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout and today I am using the Sunburst Background 2 cut file from the store here.
I have a photo of my best friend's little boy and it's just him outdoors, so I wanted to scrap it as an 'outdoor scene'. I started by cutting the background and colouring it with some Shimmerz sprays in varying shades of yellow using the packaging technique.
I put foam on the back of the whole of the cut file (this took a while, I won't lie, but I love the 3d effect it gives, so totally worth it)! I stuck it onto a patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope collection which gave me the blue skies I was looking for. 
Then it was a case of layering up embellishments and mounting the photo and adding a title. I don't make boy layouts very often, so I really enjoyed making this - I hope it inspires you in some way. Here are a couple more close ups, catch you next time! 

Happiness | Kelly Barron July 25, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using the gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file.

I love butterflies and this cut file was perfect to use for this sweet photo of my mom. 

The colors of the Horizon collection matched my photo perfectly, so this file was perfect to use many of the different patterned papers. 

Stitching is one of my favorite ways to add texture to a layout. I forgot to check my settings on my sewing machine and started to stitch using the zig zag stitch. I embraced the mistake and added a few more zig zag stitches to the butterflies while alternating straight stitching. 

This cut file is perfect to showcase your patterned papers and minimize the use of embellishments. It's the perfect way to stretch your supplies. I always run out of my favorite embellishments before I use all of my patterned paper.

The finishing touch for this layout was white splatters. Be sure to stop by the store and check out this gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly


Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00

Hi crafty friends!

Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.

When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun. 

I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!

Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)

Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!

 

 


Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven! 

Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..

Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)

For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!

This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..

I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!

Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file! 

Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!

Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 


Food art - Johanna Valayer June 17, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back for my last blog post here ! First of all I'd like to thanks Nicole for having me, I really enjoyed doing this throughout this year ! 
For my last post I've decided to make a TN layout using the "TN insert 2" cut file.
 
I only used the left part of the cut file because I knew I'd want to fill some of the circles. 
For the right page of my layout I embellished a little around my photo (Yes, this cake was so yummy hehe.)
I've decided to punch my paper because the pattern remind me the whipped creme which was in the cake ! 
Finally, I've added some gold color shine around the circles and that was done. A very simple layout because it's what I like. 
I hope that you've enjoyed and I tell you bye bye :)

 


Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout for you ! 
For this layout I've chose the amazing "TN insert 1" cut file. 
I've chose 2 papers that matched with my picture, a cute pink paper and a beautiful orange one.
 
I've decided not to embellish too much as the pages were still busy with the cut file. 
On the left I only placed this cute car acrylic piece which matches perfectly to me ! 
On the right, I embellished my photo with some stickers and a piece of washi under the "our story" sticker. 
Finally, I've added some gold touches and a little stamping and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Be mine - Johanna Valayer May 23, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm here today with a new layout. For this layout I've mostly used the Sunny days collection from Maggie Holmes and the "Be mine" cut file.
Firstly, I wanted to make a kind of arty background : For this I used some spray bottles and some distress oxide with the packaging technique. 
Then, I matted my photo with some papers from the collection and I embellished around with some pieces especially with this beautiful acetate flower, isn't it cute ?
 
I added some shredded washi with a stamp on it, a tag, this cute piece of blue crepe paper and this puffy heart. 
About the cut file, I've just backed the letters, it's how I like using word cut files.
 
To break the too-much-white background, I shredded two corners of my layout and I backed them with the same paper I've used for the cut file.
I added another piece of acetate on the bottom right corner and a beautiful butterfly on the upper left one.
I obviously added some gold color shine and that's it !
I hope that you've enjoyed xx

Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00

Hello lovelies!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout for our "Words" theme this back part of May.  I'm using a large "love" for my title because May is my anniversary month with my husband.  We've been married 19 years this month!  <3

I was inspired by the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection colors, and I felt that the "love" title would pop using black cardstock and the black would emphasize the soft colors in the collection.  I pulled this "love" from the Lots of Love 1 cut file.

Lots of Love 1

The Henna Heart cut file looks gorgeous in black, too.

Henna Heart

After I backed the flowers of the heart with the same paper, I sprinkled in some Dimensional Paper flower embellishments.

Henna Heart

I cut a frame from the patterned vellum to give the layout that frame for balance, and I sprinkled a few sequins to keep the layout simple.

Definitely consider using black for your large word titles to help your titles stand out!

Cut files used today:

Lots of Love

Henna Heart

So glad you could join me today on the blog!

Majken


Friends - Johanna Valayer May 9, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new scrapbooking layout ! 
I've used this amazing "blossoms" cut file which is all I love.
For this flowery layout I've decided to use a Paige Evans collection obviously ahah !
 
Firstly, I cut the cut file in this beautiful yellow paper and I added some colors behind each flower using the packaging technique. Then, I glued a sequin on the center of each flower, I love adding sequins on my layout. 
Next, I've placed my photo and I've embellished it all around with some stickers from "Horizon" and from an Amy Tan sticker book. 
Finally I've added some gold color shine and a little stamp and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon.

 


SPRING | Nathalie DeSousa April 11, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today, and  it has been a long and cold winter here in Canada,and Spring is slowly showing up.  So, instead of waiting around for Spring to finally catch up, i decided to pull a few memories from last year's season to create this page using a few of  the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files.

 

 

I wanted something really light and airy for this layout, so i started with the Type It Alpha cut file to create the large vertical title.  I welded the letters together, and cut them out of white cardstock.   

 

 

 

To back the title, i chose to use the negative part of the cut out, and vellum for every other letter.   A bit of foam adhesive helps to create the dimension on the letters, and make them stand out.

 

 

 



 

Once the background was set on the background, i laid the picture in place,and used the new Rolled Flower 1, Rolled Flower 2, and Rolled Flower 3  cut files and papers from the new Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Spring Fling kit to create the flowers for this page.

 

 

 

I used a ball tool to curl the edges of the flowers a bit, and then used a pencil to help me start the rolling process for this flowers, and then took out the pencil and continue rolling them together.  A bit of hot glue at the center of the flower holds the rolled flower together.  I added a matching enamel dot to the center of the flower to hide the hot glue.

 

 

 I glued the flowers around the picture and title of this page, but added a few leaves made from the Stems cut file from white cardstock.   A few extra embellishments -all from the SCT Spring Fling kit- complete this page.

 

 

I hope this inspires you to jumpstart your Spring documenting.  There are so many new cut files in the JustNick Studio shop that will help you bring a bit of Spring to your projects. 

 

XO,

 


Happy place - Johanna Valayer April 1, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new layout using the sweet "Midnight" collection from Cocoa vanilla. 
I've decided to scrap this beautiful picture taken by my boyfriend to celebrate Spring ! I love so much this season, this is my fave. And you, which is your favorite season ?
For this layout I used the  "Spring bloom background" but not as a background.
 
Firstly, I used the packaging technique to make a background for my photo and I made some golden drops. I've backed my photo then I've embellished a little with a flower sticker, a little word and a gold puffy star. 
Then, I've decided to cut a stripe of the cut file and to place it behind another stripe of this beautiful watercolor paper effect. 
As I found that my layout was kind of "imbalanced" I've decided to tear a piece of my white paper and to sew this written words paper with a gold thread. 
Finally I add the tittle, more embellishments as sequins, stamping and this chipboard heart and it was done ! 
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you xx

 


You are | Niki Rowland March 27, 2019 07:00

Hey Just Nick fans! Niki here and I have something a bit different from me to share today.  I have used the very lovely 'You Are' cut file from the store. It's new and is completely gorgeous, perfect for documenting my lovely babies.
 
I cut the cut file out of thick Mixed Media style white card. I left it as a whole on the cutting mat. I then applied lots of mixed media paint. Once it was dry I peeled everything off the cutting mat.
I used the backing piece as a template over my background and and carefully pieced each letter back into the gaps, all raised up on foam pads. I then carefully peeled away the backing paper to reveal the coloured letters beneath!
I added in a photo cluster to the right and a smaller embellishment cluster to the bottom left.
I've used a mixture of Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections for this layout, mostly Boys Rule and also a little but of Midnight. I matched the mixed media paints to the Boys Rule collection.
Thank you so much for joining me today for this slightly different style of layout from me. Give this technique a try, it was great fun!
Happy scrapping xxx

Love you - Johanna Valayer March 20, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout ! For this layout, I've used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans which I love so so much ! I knew I wanted to use this paper with these colorful octagons.
For this layout I've used the "You make my heart smile" cut file as a title and the "Spring florals" cut file.
  
This layout is super simple but sometimes I love the "clean" effect, mostly in my TN. I fussy cut some octagons and placed them on 2 opposite corners. Then, I've placed my title on the right side and my photo on the left side.
To embellish my photo, I used one of the flowers from the cut file which I've placed behind my photo then, I've placed a beautiful puffy gold heart in the center. 
I added some stickers and puffy around, a touch of gold color shine and it was done !
I hope that you've enjoyed this clean and fresh layout, see you xx.

Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring.  I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them.  On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures.  Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:

I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock.  Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.

Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.

Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file.  I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.

For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font.  To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.

Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want.  You never run out of a letter either!

I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.

Cut files used:

I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.

Have a great week!

Majken


Love out loud - Johanna Valayer March 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new grid layout. I've decided to make a grid layout because I love this kind of layout and the geometric effect it makes. 
For this layout I used (again) the whimsical collection from Paige Evans ! 
I've stayed focus on the floral things for this layout. This is why I've chosen this beautiful "floral frames" cut file.
I knew that I'd like to use 2 photos, that's why I had to find what to do with the 2 other pieces. 
For the first I've decided to make a shaker using a golden tulle fabric which I've sewed. I love this technique, it adds so much texture ! 
For the second piece without any photo I've just placed my title. 
To embellish I've mixed stickers, die cuts, puffy from the collection and I've added some stitching to add more and more texture ! We love texture, don't we ? 
Finally, I've found that my layout was too white ( as usual ahah ) so I've added some gold touches and I've teared 2 opposite corners which I've filled with the same papers to make a reminder. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx

 


Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for a new layout. I wanted to make this kind of layout for a while, and this day has arrived ahah! 
For this layout I've used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans and this beautiful "Boho florals" cut file ! 
Firstly I've chose colors I wanted to use ; These are my favorite colors and the most beautiful combo to me. 
I used the packaging technique with some distress oxide for my background. Then, I've placed my three flowers and my picture. 
Finally, the best part : Choosing the embellishment. I love all those tiny embellishments in this collection ! 
For my title, I've used my fave alpha, and a sticker from the collection.
As I thought my layout was too white, I've decided to tear my cardstock at the bottom right and I've sewed a piece of one of my favorite paper of this collection with a gold thread. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

You Have My Whole Entire Heart | Majken Pullin February 25, 2019 07:00

Hello cut file crafters!  Majken here with you today, and I'm sharing another love-themed project with you using some fabulous new cut files.   I created my previous layout in blues, but today I'm switching back to the more traditional love color:  pinks!  And I'm using Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection because I have all the heart eyes for ombre paper!  Who's with me??

When I saw the new cut files, I new I had to use My Heart for a title.  I also used two other new cut files:  Candy Hearts 2 and Hearts 4.

I cut my title first using textured white cardstock, sizing the "HEART" to go the length of my layout.  I cut the smaller title words using pink paper, but I felt it "melted" into the page, so I cut it again using white cardstock to shadow the pink and help it pop off the page.

Instead of using the inside for the "A" and the "R", I cut a bunch of Hearts 4 out in various sizes and replaced those areas.

I also cut several of the Candy Hearts 2 using white cardstock and matted them with various matching papers so the words would show through nicely.  And I matted my photo, tucking a couple of the hearts around it and using a third one in the top left corner.

A few added embellishments....and voila!

Now it's your turn!  Go grab these and other love-ly cut files from the JustNick store so you can celebrate your love.

Have a great day!

Majken


Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

Hi scrappy friends! It's Leslie on the blog today. I used the cut file called My Heart

I only use the word "Heart" and copied it unto my page 5 times, staggering them and then welding them together. This is what it looked like in my software.I used plain white smooth card stock. 

 

 

I decided I wanted to do some backing. and backed three of the "Heart" words with patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I backed the first, third and fifth word. 

The rest went pretty quickly, I fussy cut one of the big floral clusters from one of the other patterned papers from the collections and nestled my photo between the cut file and the floral cluster.

Next, I scattered some of the enamel shapes around the layout and added some small chipboard pieces that fit into the little open spaces. Lastly I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine in the top right hand corner and added a roughly drawn border around the edge of the layout. 

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

If you are interested in watching the Process Video for this layout here is a link to my channel, Leslie Berner.

 

Enjoy!


My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00

Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.

Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut.  I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.

I then cut the  You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.

I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo.  My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!

I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.

 

 


Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.

I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?

I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch. 

Underneath my photo is a border strip of hearts from the Hearts digital cut file. Then, sandwiched between flowers you can see the pretty airy leaves from Stems 5.

In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.


Favorite - Johanna Valayer January 22, 2019 07:00



Remember Today | Majken Pullin January 18, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!  Majken here with you today, and I experimented with Distress Oxide inks and one of the new background cut files released last week to create a pretty and colorful layout background to celebrate friends.  Take a peek!

After creating a blended ink background and splattering with sprinkles of water, I let it dry completely, and then ran it through my Minc machine to help get it back to a flat paper so I could cut it.

I then cut out the new Pretty Paisley Floral Background from the inked background...it's just gorgeous!

Because of the detail on the background cut file, I kept the rest of the layout fairly simple.  I created the title using the Everyday Words Background cut file.  I cut three times to layer the letters together with glue so it would create a thicker title that would show nicely.

I also opted to back my photo with Doily 2, which is backed with blue patterned paper from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".  You can see it peeking out.

And here are a couple more closeups of the Pretty Paisley Floral Background, which I sprinkled with a few star sequins (from Little Things by Lucy's Cards) and added a few puffy stickers, also from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".

Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog - go grab the cutfiles I shared with you today (or combine your own!) and get crafty.  New designs are released weekly, so check back often.  :)

Enjoy your weekend!!
Majken

 


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.

12 days of giveaways - DAY 5 - Johanna Valayer December 5, 2018 03:30 2 Comments

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

Sweet - Johanna Valayer November 26, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new layout. I wanted to make an autumnal layout so I've decided to use the Golden rod collection from 1canoe2. I chose the beautiful "Floral swag 5" cut file and I cut it twice in order to make a sort of frame with it. 
Then, I backed them with some papers. I've decided to only choose yellow-ish and pink-ish papers.
I wanted to add some glitter so I've decided to emboss some leaves of the cut files and the center of the different flowers. I used the Fairy tale embossing powder from Wow! This is an amazing golden powder with some holographic glitters in it!
I added some embellishments around my photo and the tittle at the right of my photo. Under my photo I added a little sticker phrase to make a black recall and I stamped at the bottom right corner. 
I put some sequins under the cut files and some gold color shine splatters and as I found that the space around the cut file was too white I tore my paper at the top hand left of my layout and I added a pink paper under. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

 


Fall love - Johanna Valayer November 9, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

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

Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 2, 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!

 

 


You fly - Johanna Valayer September 5, 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 

 

 

 


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 6, 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 2, 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

 


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.

 


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

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