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My Goal for 2020 // Sarah Bargo January 9, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy New Year! Do you have any goals for this year? So I fell upon this adorable movie called "Becoming Jane." It's about Jane Austen and I absolutely fell in love! I realized that I had never actually read any of her books, so that is my big goal for 2020! I am going to read all of her books and write about each one in my new "Jane Journal!" Nothing major, just maybe do a cute spread about each one, maybe jot down my favorite quotes and whatnot.. kindof my very own book club :) It's totally going to have an old vintage vibe! So here is my first spread in my travelers notebook "Jane Journal!"

I used 2 different cut files for this one, a darling coffee & tea one called "You Had Me At" and a beautiful "Script Font!" I thought a tea cup would be so cute and fitting, so I framed my photo with it! 

I just love the little steamy swirls coming up so cute! I saw this font and thought oh my gosh that just reminds me of a pretty handwriting that Jane might have had, so I cut her name out and scrawled it up the page like she signed it :)

I can already tell that I'm going to have so much fun with this, I haven't done anything "vintagey" in a long time! 

I adore reading and getting lost in a good book! I'm so excited I hope I can reach my goal! If you would like to join me in doing this challenge, make sure you tag me so I can see your cute journals! Lets use the hashtag #sbjanejournal so we can share idears!

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 

 


Happy New Year | Anna Blades January 3, 2020 07:00

Hi Justnick friends and Happy new year!! 

The brand new 2020 is here, a whole year full of possibilities!! 

Today I want to share with you this new year layout, which I made with the "Happy new year" cut file. I love the two different fonts, really pretty!

I covered the word "happy" with Nuvo gold glimmer paste. The celebration of the new year needs shine! I also scattered some tiny golden stars across the page. 

I also used The "Build a pointsetta" cut file, because we keep the Christmas decorations until january 6th. 

 

For this project I used the "Noel collection" from Felicity Jane Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you the best for this 2020 and may all your wishes come true.

 See you soon!


Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.

 

 

 

I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.

 

 

I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.

 

 

I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.

 

 

I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...

 


Love it / Nastya Efimenko December 26, 2019 07:00

Hello craft friends!

Nastya Efimenko is here today and I want to share with you my new layout which I created using a cut file - Snowflake Background 2

 

I also added decorations

Happy Holidays!

 

 


Holiday tags | Anna Blades December 24, 2019 07:00

Hi Justnick friends!!

Anna here with you today! Are you ready for Santa's visit? Today I want to share with you this easy way to embellish your presents with this beautiful "Holiday Tags" cut file in just a few minutes.

You can cut a bunch of tags in a cardstock with your cutting machine and tie them with a pretty ribbon.

I used red, white and green cardstock to match my wrapping paper (And also my Christmas tree ;P) I cut some tags with the details and others only the outline for backing.

I think they look very cute.  And just for the record, these are not fake presents!!

I wish you all a magic Christmas Eve and if you have been nice maybe tomorrow you will find presents like these under your Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!


Snowflakes // Sarah Bargo December 21, 2019 15:30

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun little junk journal to share with you using the gorgeous large Snowflakes cut file!

I saw these snowflakes and knew that I wanted to have them sticking out of a mini album immediately lol! They are so pretty!

The cover of the mini is actually a Sugar Paper gift bag I bought at Target, I love stars so much I couldn't wait to use this as a book! It looks super dreamy paired up with these gorgeous snowflakes :)

Tied everything together with some pretty yarn and then tied a tag on just to add some sparkle..

Aren't snowflake just the prettiest things ever?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!

 


12 Days of Giveaways Day 11 | Holiday Circles | Patricia Roebuck December 11, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

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Hello Everyone!!  And welcome to Day 11 of 12 Days of Giveaways here on the JustNick blog!  Today I'm using the Holiday Circles in my Traveler's Notebook.

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Circles are probably my favorite shape for creating pages.   I used these circles as designed without making them smaller.  I used two separate pieces of cardstock that I adhered once I had the circles adhered and trimmed the 'Jolly' circle to make it appear to be flowing across the two pages.  

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I backed the top part of three of the four circles with pattern paper, and the bottom part with white cardstock.  Love how these circles are designed with two places to fill in with a photo, pattern paper or embellishments, like I did on the bottom of each one!  

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I printed my photo to cluster within my three circles and trimmed leaving a border.  You can see I also used the Holly 3 cut file.  I filled the berries with more enamel dots!

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Besides these adding an amazing design to your next project, they each have a title!  I used the bottom strip of pattern paper to double up to make 'Jolly' show up more against the soft pattern paper, but left the others as is.  I like the softness of the one on the far right compared to the two on the left, but I can still see the title!

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I added my typed journaling on a die cut along with stamping at the top.

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Then finished this with gold puffy branch stickers.  These stickers help create repetition to the circle design, and the Holly 3 leaves backed with pattern paper in a different color all help to bring focus to the photo.

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Now the fun part of the 12 Days of Giveaways...to get the Holiday Circles free, enter the code: CIRCLEFREE at checkout.
This code is only valid today until midnight CST on December 11, 2019, at midnight CST.
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.  Enjoy!!

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 10 | Vicki Parker December 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends, it's Vicki here with you today to share my latest layout.  Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday for 12 days. Today's freebie is the On The List cut file which is so much fun. Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

 

 

This is the layout I made using the cut file....

 

 

Fun right? I arranged the cutfile over the whole page and cut it from a patterned paper. Then I backed the letters and 'Naughty' with some Christmas coloured patterned papers, adding back in the centre of letters where needed.

 

 

It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used a star stencil to add some small stars with white texture paste around the page.

 

 

I then used some dark cardstock and Christmas embellishments to frame my photos of me being silly! 

 

 

And that's how it came together! I love this cutfile and if you want to know how to get it for free, read on....

Enter the code: LISTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10th at midnight CST.
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.
Thanks for looking, until next time....

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

That's the layout I created with this cut file:

Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.

I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.

I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here's how you can get your free cut file:

Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.

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

Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!

See you soon!!


12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable! 

This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it! 

I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat! 

If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun! 

Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!

***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***

***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***

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 for purchase after the discount code expires! 

Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00

Hello and welcome to the celebration!  Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files.  I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway.  Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).

Gingerbread House

Here is the project I created with this fun file! 

Gingerbread House Day

This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it.  I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.

Isn't the roof so much fun?!  I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers. 

I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!

I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.

The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.

How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?

Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file!  Here is how:

***Enter the code: GINGERFREE at checkout to get this design for free.***
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2019 at midnight CST.
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.

 

Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!

Majken


Home sweet Home / Nastya Efimenko November 30, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya here and my new layout about our new home ♥

 

I created it using the file Home Sweet Home

Of the three houses I chose a house with a heart and used different sizes.

Also I applied the title from this file.

See you soon!

 


Remember | Vicki Parker November 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout using one of the brand new November cut files.

 

 

I loved the Remember cut file straight away - you can find it in the store here.

 

 

I started by backing each letter with a paper from Pretty Little Studio that has a gradient starting with pale pink and ending with an orangey tone - it worked really well and I used the reverse of the paper to add a strip down one side of the cut file. This added some contrast on the 'Flamingo' cardstock.

 

 

I added some fussy cut leaves, some floral die cuts and a chipboard pumpkin along with a cute rainbow to embellish.

 

 

I finished with some splatters of gold after adding my photo backed with some vellum.

 

 

I hope my layout gives you some inspiration for using this fabulous cut file which I think would also be great to scrap veterans. Until next time...

 


Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 19, 2019 11:07

Hi friends!

Anna here with you today sharing a new layout on this "thankful" week!

Here in Catalonia we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but I think it's important to remember the good things in your life and give thanks for them. And I'm very grateful for my lovely family!

For this layout I used the "Thankful 2" cut file for my main title, which I backed with patterned paper. Then, I raised it up with little foam squares.

To complete it, I stamped the words "for you" with distress oxide ink (Victorian Velvet) .

I also used the "Leaf Cluster 2" to embellish my page, because I think that the leaves look a lot like the ones of the die cuts that I used in this layout. They're are backed with patterned paper too.

All items used in this page are from Heidi Swapp's "Honey and Spice" collection. It's so beautiful and these big flowers are really gorgeous.

I hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to check out the new cut files every week!

See you soon!!

 


All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!

 I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life! 

I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!

I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!

Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you! 

 

 


XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00

Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.

 

 

This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.

 

 

I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.

 

 

Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.

After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.

 

It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.

 

 

I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....

 


Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there! 

Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.

Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.

 

As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border.  This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.

In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.

For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.

And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!

See you soon,


Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.

 

I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots. 

I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.

To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!


Happy Fall! // Sarah Bargo October 29, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here and I wanted to share with you a pretty little pumpkin card that I made with 2 different cut files, Fall TN and Sights of Fall! I just love sending handmade cards to people that are special to me! There's nothing like getting something that was handmade with love to make you feel special ;)

This is the front, I used pumpkin cut file from the Sights of Fall set, it is the cutest! 

I brushed a creamy shimmery watercolor onto the pumpkin and then added some pretty leaves and starry tulle at the stem!

On the inside, I used the fall word from the Fall Travelers Notebook cut file, it's so pretty layered over a doily and some rose gold rub on flowers!

I just love fall, everything is so beautiful and cozy :)

Do you make cards for the people you love? Next time you want to get creative but don't have much time, whip out a couple of cards and drop them in the mail, you are sure to make someones day! 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one. 

Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns. 

So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda". 

I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border. 

For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.

For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.

I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!


Love / Nastya Efimenko October 18, 2019 14:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.

Today I want to share with you my new layout about my daughter and my husband and their love :)

I created using cut file Leaf Cluster 2

I filled a few leaves with scraps of paper and added chipboard title.

Thank´s so much for looking!


Fall Photo Shoot | Vicki Parker October 17, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you today to share my latest layout with a fall theme. 

 

 

I started with the Fall cut file which was new to the store in September and can be found here.

 

 

I backed each letter along with the leaves and acorns using papers from Dear Lizzy She's Magic and Jen Hadfield This is Family.

 

 

Using some Lindy's Magical powders, I created a mixed media background on which to place the cut file using the packaging technique - I love the shimmer it gives.

 

 

I layered my photos to the top of the cut file and then added in some flowers fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy papers along with the remainder of my title using Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely alpha.

 

 

I really hope it gives you some inspiration for using a large word on your layout. Until next month....

 


Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout! 

This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival! 

I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!

I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol! 

I also included some hidden jouraling..

I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.

Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!

 

xoxo Sarah


Memories | Vicki Parker September 30, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous Leafy Floral cut file, the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and some Shimmerz.

 

 

I started by cutting the Leafy Florals which you can find in the store here on white cardstock.

 

 

I had the idea to layer it on top of the wreath paper in the unforgettable collection to add lots of dimension. I painted it using some Shimmerz paints in coordinating colours.

 

 

I added some Shimmerz behind the photo which is layered on some papers from the collection to extend the colour around the layout.

 

 

I used foam pads to lift the cut file off the page to give it prominence and added some further florals and butterflies around the page. I am so happy with how it turned out - I hope it gives you some inspiration. Until next time...

 


TN Back to School | Patricia Roebuck September 24, 2019 07:00

It is officially Fall!  This new season brings the routine of school for us.  I had one last page in this Traveler's Notebook of older memories, and filling it with this pre-school memory was a perfect addition.

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And what made it even better was using the TN Back to School cut file from the shop!  You can re-size the cut file to be a little big bigger, but I used it just as is.  It gives room to add extras around it.  And if you do Traveler's Notebooks but don't have a reason to use the Back 2 School, there is another polka-dot cut file that comes with this!

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With the Fall and Back to School theme, I pierced the 'back 2 school' from the pattern paper I cut this from and did some hand stitching to help it stand out even more.

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Leaving the file size as is allowed for extra stickers on and around it to tie in with the left side of my TN.

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, TN Back to School, Cut Files

My left side, I trimmed a piece of cardstock to fit and adhere over my TN page.  But first, I added brushstrokes of watercolor, and flicked watercolor.  Once it was dry, I typed my journaling, and added stickers and die cuts using the same colors from the pattern paper on the right.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today.  And be sure to check out the shop for this new cut file as well as more for your next TN layout!  There several to choose from...enjoy!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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