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Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

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 09, 2018 07:00

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

 I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy crafting! 

Monique


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

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

Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

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

 

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

 

 

 


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

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

Thankful | Rachel Lowe August 21, 2018 07:00

Hello friends! 

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

And here is my layout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 

 

 


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

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

 

I used both Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2.  

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

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

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

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

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

Cut files used:


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

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

 

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

 


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

X

 

 


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

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

 

 


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



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

Hello JustNick friends!

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

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

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

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

Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.

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


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

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

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

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

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

 

 

 


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

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

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

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

 

 


Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 03, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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


Celebrate today | Laureen Wagener May 02, 2018 11:17 1 Comment

Hi you guys and welcome back to the blog!

Today it's my turn to share a new layout with you and I am totally in love with my project! I went back to the basics for this one, just to what I started with - cut files and simple backing!

I am totally crushing on the new Medallion cut file and used it for my project.
I cut it out of white cardstock at almost 12".
For my papers I decided to make a small dent in my hoarded Fancy Free stash.
I am still so loving this collection and it is still one of my all time favorites. It's so fresh and fun and just lovely!

I backed every open space of the cut file with a different pattern which was a little time consuming but so so worth it!


Then I grabbed my picture and started embellishing the entire page.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum to have the cut file plus all the colors and papers be the star of the scene!



It wouldn't be a Laureen layout without some spray mist, so I sprinkled some black Heidi Shine to finish off my layout.



I am totally going back to create these layouts more often! While scrapping I noticed how much I am missing these classic "old- school" cut file backing, playing with patterned paper layouts.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Have a great day,

Laureen
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Cut file used:
Medallion


Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 01, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring a cool cut file called Under the Stars featuring fun outdoorsy elements. 

Here is my layout: 

I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan.  The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page!  So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out!  I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page.  I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak. 

Here is a close up:

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts. 

x


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

Hello there!

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

Have a lovely day!

 


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

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

 

 


Remember this moment | Laureen Wagener April 27, 2018 09:00

Hi crafty friends,

it's Laureen with you today and I am very excited to be sharing my project I made for this week focusing on backgrounds!
I decided to scraplift myself for this page and love the outcome.

I used the Grandma's wallpaper background cut file! I have been wanting to use it for forever but never got around to it, so I finally decided to cut it out of some white cardstock for my project today.

I began by cutting a circle out of my white cardstock and then also cut a circular shape out of the cut file. I simply adhered that to the patterned paper I decided to use.

Because I was too lazy using glue in all tiny spots of the cut file I used my sewing machine to add a decorative edge around the circle plus secure the cut file in place.
After that was done I attached my photo onto the design and began embellishing the page.

I used the new beautiful Noteworthy collection by Elle's Studio for this layout.
I created small clusters around the circle and my title, that I've build using elements from Elle's Studio.

To finish off my page I added black Nuvo drops and blue spray mist and called it done.
I am loving the outcome and it was so much fun scraplifting an old layout of mine!

Have a great day,
Laureen

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Products used:

Grandma's Wallpaper Background


Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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


Baby Violet | Michelle Whorwood | Peacock Feathers Background April 16, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring the very cool Peacock Feathers Background file! 

I had lots of fun creating this one.  I first cut the cut file out on some pale teal cardstock and adhered it to the dark charcoal cardstock and stitched it in down.  I love how the teal pops on the dark cardstock background.   Stitching the cut file is also a really great technique for adding interest and texture but also as an adhesive to stick down the file to your page.  I then bordered this whole piece onto some pale coral patterned paper.   

I then started to build my page on top of the cut file.  I love how using background cut files adds lots of fun to your page so I wanted to keep the embellishments clustered around my photo so you can see the beautiful file - it is almost like a wall paper to your page.

Here are some close ups:

The cut file is brand new in store so check it out!!Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful pages with the Just Nick background cut files.  

Take care

Michelle 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rachel X


Hello joy | Laureen Wagener April 12, 2018 07:00

Hi cut file friends,
welcome back to the blog! Today it's my turn to share a new page with you!

I had this idea of finally using a true full page 12x12 photo as my background piece for a layout. I actually had this photo printed since over a year now and am so happy to actually use it!

I wanted the focus to be on the beautiful picture and therefore didn't want to use a bold cut file to take that focus away from it.

I browsed through my library and found the Botanical Frame Background and thought it would be perfect!

The frame helps keep the focus on the center of the photo and also creates a border around the edges, so the eyes always stay on the photo.

I cut it out of some Echo Park Paper I found in my stash which really makes the black and white photo pop!
I simply added a black foam title and enamel dot clusters and called it done.

I love the simplicity of this page, yet it is so eyecatching and just makes me smile!

Have a great day,

Laureen
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Cut file used:

Botanical frame background

 


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

Hello JustNick friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Happy Together | Let's Party | Michelle Whorwood April 03, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout showcasing the 'celebrations' theme.  I decided to be a bit creative here and do a layout based on my girls saying they were swinging as high as a floating helium balloon and featuring the 'balloons' from the Let's Party cut file set.   Here is my page:

I first enlarged the balloons and strings and replicated them so I had 5 balloons.  I then added different patterned papers to the negative spaces in the balloons.  I then added my photos of my girls on the swings at the bottom of the bunch so it looks like the balloons are taking them away up into the sky!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you are enjoying our celebrations inspired pages this week!   Keep checking back for more inspiration from the other designers as the week goes on!

Take care
Michelle 


Never stop smiling | Laureen Wagener March 31, 2018 08:02

Hi cut file friends,
I hope you are doing great and will have an Easter weekend full of fun and good weather!

I have a new page to share to put you in the mood for spring to really kick in - featuring lots and lots of flowers!

I started by choosing a background paper and found a pretty old but lovely striped ledger paper. I knew I would use a larger cut file on top of it. I prepped the background with white acrylic paint and used different spray mists on top of it.

Then I cut out the Flower Power cut file out of some white cardstock and adhered vellum behind the floral openings in the middle.

I then simply added my picture and my title on top. I used floral embellishments from the Pick me Up collection by Paige Evans and scattered them around my photo and layout.

And easy as that, this page was done! Nothing too fancy here, just bright and cheerful to get over the wintery weather!

Have a happy easter and a great weekend!

Laureen
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Cut file used:

Flower Power


Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00

Hey everyone!  March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you.  Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page.  I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock.  It just screamed EGGS to me!  I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers.  I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.

 

 


Harvest | Zsoka Marko March 27, 2018 07:00

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka back with you today sharing my latest layout I've created for Just Nick!

This week our theme is flowers, the easiest theme of all! Nicole creates the most wonderful floral cut files!

Another cut file I've wanted to use in ages was the Delicate Florals. I was just never quite sure what to do with it. Recently however I made another layout using similar cut files and now finally I felt inspired to use these gorgeous flowers!

I haven't had the chance to work with the new Pinkfresh Studio collections so I picked one of them for today's layout, the Let Your Heart Decide line. I think this is my favourite of the 3, although it's hard to decide! But the colors and flowers make my heart beat faster haha!

I cut the cut files from textured white card stock and I cut two of each flower. I then backed them with patterned papers. Each pair I backed with the same papers.

I chose a beautiful blue patterned paper for my background and adhered the flowers at the bottom - I kind of layered the same flowers on top of each other, if that makes sense. 

I added some tissue paper behind my photo, then tucked it behind one of the flowers and glued it down. I embellished around the photo using some labels, leatherette stickers and card stock stickers. I picked a different color for each of my letters in the title and arranged them in kind of a crooked way so that the layout is more fun.

Down at the bottom I also embellished a little with wood veneer stickers, die cuts and some fussy cut flowers.

To finish off my page, I stamped the date and wrote my journaling.

That's it for today lovelies!

Hope you like how this layout turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and have and awesome day!

X


Craft a Life You Love | Jen McMurtrey March 26, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! 

Spring has sprung and we are focusing on flowers this week on the JustNick blog! For this project I paired the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection with the Flower Power and In the Rose Garden Background files.

Admittedly, this layout is much busier than I had originally planned. However, I decided to just roll with what I had.

To begin, I cut the In the Rose Garden Background file using the pink paper and adhered it to the polka dot patterned paper.

Next, I layered different patterned papers on top of the rose background and used machine stitching to keep them in place.

The photos were next, to which I then added chipboard accents.

Next, I used wood Thickers for my title above and below the photos.

After I had the majority of embellishments down, I decided the layout needed some anchoring. This is where the Flower Power file comes into play. I cut it using the turquoise paper, cut that in half, and then placed each half at the top and bottom of the layout. 

As previously stated, the layout is very busy but it seems to work. Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fabulous cut files!!


40 | Crop Circle Background | Michelle Whorwood March 22, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood back here again with a new layout featuring one of the fun background cut files in store, the Crop Circle Background.  It is a super cool circle design that can be used on multiple of scrapbooking themes. 

Here is my layout 

I cut the cut file out on an ombre style patterned paper as it gave the file interest, and colour without being too busy!   I then themed my embellishments. to match in with the colours in the cut file which is another popular technique right now! 

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today! 

Take care
Michelle


Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file! 

First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates! 

Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds! 

Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects! 


Set Fire to the Rain | Rainy Days | Michelle Whorwood March 18, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!   Michelle here with a new layout featuring two new cut files in store, Rainy Days and Spring Doodle Flowers.

Firstly, I loved the cute flowers in the Spring Doodle flowers cut file so I cut out some on white cardstock.and then added some patterned papers to the negative spaces and layered them like a little bunch of florals as an embellishment cluster at the corner of my photo.

I loved the cut file of the clouds with the rain drops and really wanted to use it with this photo of my BFF and I at the Adele concert where it literally rained the entire time and we were totally soaked.   Adele rocked it in the rain with us and the concert was amazing!!  I backed the cut file in some blue patterned paper with the tiny dots and then added my title to it using the song title 'Set Fire to the Rain' which was amazing in concert in the freakin rain!  Super cool.  

Cut files I used:

I totally enjoyed creating this layout with these two cut files!   I hope you have enjoyed my share today xx

Michelle


Blessed by Rachel Lowe March 09, 2018 07:00

 

Hello JustNick friends happy Friday!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout for you using two JustNick cut files.

I firstly resized the Flowers in Bloom background cut file down to fit my intended 8.5x11 inch layout cut in white cardstock.  I have used Flourish collection by Crate Paper. I chose a ombré paper so the blooms have varying colours for impact. You could individually  back your blooms in different colours/patterns if you do not have such a paper.

I then created a polaroid frame from a paper piece and added black machine sewing around the edge. I then attached my photo.

I used the Blessed cut file from card sentiments 3 to create my title and cut it in black cardstock and attached.

I then added some of the gorgeous embellishments from the collection. I wanted to ensure there was balance between my background and embellishments so was careful to not over dot it and make my layout too busy.

Here are some close up photos of this layout.

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


Come on Down | Jen McMurtrey March 07, 2018 07:00

My oldest daughter has had some grand adventures at only 22 years old, and I love being able to capture many of those moments for her. Just last week, she and her girlfriends flew to Los Angeles for a few days and were able to sit through a taping of the Price is Right. How awesome is that?!

Naturally, I had to put a page together as soon as she was posting pictures on social media. I used the new Doodle Daisies 2 file from the JustNick shop to create a fun layout.

This year is all about stash busting so I used a Hip Kit from July for this project. To begin, I welded the daisies together and then duplicated the file so it took up most of the 12 x 12 cutting mat. I cut the file on a watercolor patterned paper from the Hip Kit. After it was cut, I adhered it to the pink patterned paper, decided I wanted it smaller, and cut the entire thing down to 8.5 x 11.

Next, I matted the photo on more patterned paper and began embellishing.

The paper ephemera and wood stars and arrows added just the right amount of color.

Next was the title, which consists of puffy letter stickers and a sentiment from the kit, followed by a bit of journaling along the right side of the page.

 

I love how quickly this project came together and the overall fun vibe! Be sure to pick up this month's new files in the shop, as well as visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 04, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file! 

I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop! 

 


You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00

Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it.  This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.

So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file.  This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time!  I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!

Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side.  I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while.  This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!

 

 


You Are My Happy - Rachel Lowe: February 22, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends I hope you are enjoying the wonderful month of LOVE layouts!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using Crate Paper Good Vibes collection and two Justnick cut files.

Firstly I sprayed black colour shine lightly over my white background paper.

It is so easy to re size your cut file to work with your design. I re sized the Heart Strings background fit my 8.5x11 inch layout design which I cut in a solid colour. I then machine sewed over the hearts for texture and around the border strip.

I sized my title You Are my Happy cut file so it would fit with my photo mat (I created a polaroid frame and added machine sewing around it). As my paper had dots on it I added black Nuvo Jewel Drops to add depth.

The rest of my layout was all about birds and floral blooms which I created two features. I used foam tape on the birds so I could tuck the floral blooms under.

I used the Nuvo Jewel Drops in the centres of the flowers, birds eyes and tail.

I adore this photo of my youngest boy and I, don't be afraid to use pink or girly inclined collections, often they can work beautifully!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful creative week!