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Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!

 

 


Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00

Hi

Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file.   This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes.  I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design.   This is the original file:

As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments.  To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path).  I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software.  I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border.  When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out.   This is the finished layout:

I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper.  I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments  to the other negative spaces.  

I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today?  Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing?  Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?

Thanks Michelle xx


Me & You March 15, 2017 07:00

Hello! Donna here for my first layout the month of March.

I used the cut file Posie Swag on my layout

I deconstructed the cut file again. You will notice I do this a lot of times! For this particular design, I envisioned flowers/vines kind of hanging either at the top or the edges of the layout. 

I played around for a bit and decided to place the cut files as seen in the image

I wanted to make them appear like they're floating so I thought that keeping it white, as is, would work. Adding colors to the cut file was the last thing I did. Well, sort of second to the last thing, because the very last step to my process was slightly brushing pale peach watercolor to the edges of the white background to add a bit of interest aka make it a bit messy lol!

I was aiming for a peachy color for the flowers but I couldn't achieve the right shade. I still like how it turned out. 

I used Pretty Little Studio's Woodland collection.

I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Posie Swag

Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting,


123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!

My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!

Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!

I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!

Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio today, I hope you are inspired to try some of the amazing cut files found in the Just Nick store!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you today, I am sharing a new layout that I recently created using one of the awesome background cut files in the Just Nick store!

As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!

This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.

I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.  

I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout. 

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Love February 22, 2017 07:00

 

Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio's Heart Background 3 digital cut file and Clique Kit's February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, added some mist and embellies.

 
I added some random heart stickers and chipboard to the digital cut file. The little banners were stamped images that I applied to scraps of patterned paper and hand-cut them to use as embellishments. It makes the hearts stand out much nicer than without.
 

I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.


Cut file used: Heart Background 3
Thanks for visiting today!

All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th!  Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout!  For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging.  I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece!  I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal.  Just to make it a little more interesting.  I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!

 

 

 

 


Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'.  I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy.  I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.

My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids.  I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file.  The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty.  I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more. 

Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first.  I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page.  I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.  

Some close ups:

Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout.  What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all.  I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I!  I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage.  I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page.  I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too!  I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!

 

 

 

 


XOXO | Camp Buddies | Michelle Whorwood February 01, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans! 

Michelle here with a new layout - inspired by LOVE.  There are so many new gorgeous cut files coming in store in February all dedicated to love this month.  Here is my layout featuring two of the cut files.

Firstly, I cut out the 'XO Background 3' cut file on white cardstock and then layered patterned paper under two of the XOs for added interest.  I then cut out the row of hearts from the 'Love Actually' cut file on patterned paper and layered them at the bottom of my photo.  I then added lots of layers and embellishments on my page!  I really wanted to document this photo of my daughter and a friend from where we have our caravan. I thought it was super sweet and a perfect candid shot of the two of them together.  

Some close ups:

Cut files used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you are enjoying the design teams' layouts featuring the new 'love' cut files in store. 


#lucky January 30, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my third layout for this month.

I used Ring around my heart and Heart is full background cut files. I used a mixture of watercolors and gelatos to add color to the layout and lots of fussy cutting using papers from an old Clique Kits.

I converted my photo to B&W since I wanted to do a very light, pastel color palette 

I resized both cut files according to my preferred size and used a blue patterned paper to mat the smallest one of the cut files.

I just love how this turned out

I hope you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!

Cut files used:

Ring Around My Heart Background

Heart Is Full Background

Happy crafting,


Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file.  I mean, who doesn't love arrows!  I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file!  I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background.  I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :)  I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme!  I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!

 

 

 


Winter Wonderland January 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

Marcia here today with another winter layout. This time I used with the amazing Nordic Background 2 digital cut file. I just love the warm, comfy feel of that Nordic pattern with my winter photos. It's very... hygge (Yes, I learned a new word!)  In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Take a look at my layout and you will see what I mean ...

I wanted this layout to coordinate with another layout I did at the end of December using the Nordic Background cut file, but yet I wanted it to be slightly different. The Nordic pattern of this cut file is divided into 2 triangles. I decided to arrange these at the top and bottom of my layout and create some white space on the right side. Using pennant flags reinforced the triangle pattern.  Here are some close-ups...

I love adding some machine stitching over this Nordic pattern for texture.

Here is the background cut file I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay warm and cozy!


Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00

Hey hey!  I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio!  I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files.   Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with.  I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me.  I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons.  I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons!  I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject.  I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures!  I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper.  I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing!  I just love how sweet this layout turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!

 


Naughty or Nice | Tarrah McLean January 02, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am guessing you may have lots of photos to scrapbook so today I have some inspiration for you using one of the Christmas title cut files in store called Naughty or Nice!

I used the super cute Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories together with the Naughty or Nice cut file! I love the cute elements included in this collection!

Below is the image of the cut file I used!

As there was lots of green going in on this layout I decided to cut the title from red cardstock...I feel it helps to balance out some of the colours. 

Just before Christmas, my boys and I went to a Christmas party at a good friends house. She had an awesome photo booth set up, my boys loved playing in there, so I just had to snap a few pics of course!

I hope you will get some time to create over the Christmas break? Why not check out all the cut files available in the Just Nick store? They really do help to enhance your projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Festive tags December 30, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!!! I can't believe 2017 is just around the corner!!! 

My friends and I (together with our families) will be "giving thanks" saying goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017 but not the usual celebration we all know and do. I'm in Saudi Arabia and it's not allowed to blatantly celebrate anything not Islam-related. So, in our own ways, we'll celebrate the New year (it's a secret so shhhh lol!). Exchanging gifts is done on or before Christmas but we're going to do that on January, several days after New Year. And being the crafty person that I am, of course I made my own gift tags and used craft papers and scrapbook stuff to wrap and decorate our gifts :D These are supposed to be 3 pieces but the 3rd gift is too big so I didn't include it anymore.

I used the Pineneedle Bough, Holiday Sentiments 2 and Festive Wreath cut files to decorate the tags. I didn't write the names yet because they will see these on my Facebook wall and might figure out, better be safe than take away the element of surprise.

I paired the Pineneedle bough and the word "Peace" to make the first tag

I cut several pieces so I can layer them up like you see in the image. I colored the bough with Promarkers and the word "peace" with gold paint marker. I embossed both. Clear embossing powder on the bough and gold embossing powder on the word "peace".

Basically did the same thing with the second tag. But instead of markers, I used green ink pad to color the wreath. I just dabbed the wreath itself onto the pad. I also embossed both.

I used Graphic 45 stuff to wrap and decorate these gifts. I hope the recipients will like them, both the content and the creative gift wrapping haha!

Thanks for dropping by and may you have a blessed and Happy New Year! Keep safe!

Cut files used:

Pineneedle bough, Holiday sentiments 2, Festive Wreath

Happy crafting,


Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year!  I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year.  I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today!  So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside.  I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now!  My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead.  I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!

 

 


Magical Moments December 20, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone. Nicole here with a fun winter layout! I was inspired by the trees and cards in this photo so I used different pieces of journaling cards and patterns. I love the little tree pattern! This layout was so much fun to make. I used my red Nuvo to make the doodled frame.

For the holiday sentiments, I used my Silhouette sketch pens to sketch Just Nick Studio's holiday sentiments on my layout in light blue. I wanted it to be subtle. 

A few close-ups:

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Happy Holidays!


12 Days of Giveaways - Pine Needle Bough December 11, 2016 00:00 3 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy and I'm getting in on the freebie fun!  For my layout today I'm using the free Pine Needle Bough cut file available in the shop!  If you want to get yourself this cute little file make sure you use the code BOUGHFREE.  It's only free for today though, so make sure you pop over to the shop asap.  I loved this cut file and when I saw it I immediately thought of it as making a cute accent to add to a wreath, so I grabbed another JustNick cut file that I had on my computer and cut out a wreath.  I then cut out my bough and sprayed it with black Heidi Swapp colour shine.  I love how bold and fun it looks on my layout and the added pompoms just make it even that much more fun!

 

 

Today’s design – Pineneedle Bough - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: BOUGHFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11th, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have the Happiest of Holidays!!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! 

Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration. 

I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file

I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.

By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it! 

Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: TRIO2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 5th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Happy cutting and creating!


Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!

I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.

I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!

I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here, today I am sharing a layout in the theme of 'Thankful'.  I have so many things to be thankful for in life I sometimes forget to celebrate the little things like heading to the beach after school to hang out with my kids in the glorious sunshine.  I am lucky here in New Zealand to live only 5 mins drive from a stunning beach so my layout is of my youngest playing in the sand the other day. 

I have used one of the new background cut files in store called Feather background and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added a piece of patterned paper behind the feather design to create a wall paper like effect on my page. 

Some close ups:

What have you got to be thankful for?  Will you play along with us this week and create a layout about something you are thankful?

Michelle 


Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!  This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for.  I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files!  :)

 

Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:

Many Thanks

Mandala Background 1

 

And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.

 

I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.

 

I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.

Leaves 3

 

For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors.  I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.

Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.

Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!


Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you!  For this week our theme was "Thankful"  Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful.  Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn.  This time of year is my favorite but far.  I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time.  I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.

So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all.  I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase.  I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock.  I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title.  I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!

 

 

 

 


3 x Christmas Cards | Tarrah McLean November 19, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! All this week, we have been showcasing cards on the Just Nick blog using the awesome Just Nick cut files.

I decided to create 3 Christmas cards for this week:

The first card I created, I used the Ho Ho Ho title from the Holiday Sentiments cut file set, cutting it from white cardstock and using foam tape to pop it up a little bit!

This cut file set is so versatile, as you get all of these cute titles for your holiday/Christmas projects in the one set!

The 2nd card I created, I used the 25 frame from Holiday Overlay 1 cut file set! I cut the 25 frame from white cardstock again and backed the frame with some red Christmas themed paper. I then used foam tape to raise the whole thing on top of the green Christmas themed paper. 

Frames with images or words are great to use on cards, you can cut them from paper or cardstock for a fun look.  

The 3rd card I created, I used the Holiday Tree Background. I cut this tree and the frame that its attached to with the green Christmas paper. I adhered it to a white cardstock background and added some Holiday themed embellishments to finish off my card.

The Holiday Tree background can be used for either a scrapbook layout or for cards too, you just need to resize the image accordingly!

Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas cards today! Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, 

Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week!  I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them.  I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.

My first card I created was a birthday card.  I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts.  This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money.    I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.

A close up:

For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card.  I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it.   I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards. 

A close up:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.

Michelle 


Too cute to spook | Michelle Whorwood October 27, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle here with a Halloween layout of a different kind!  The cut files in store make it super easy to create spooky fun layouts for Halloween and there are lots of different ones to choose from.

For my layout I wanted to create a spiderweb background so I cut the Hey Spidey Background file but to keep it soft and sweet still just like the sweet girls in my photo,  I cut it out on white cardstock and filled in sections of it with some patterned paper.  I then added a border of patterned paper to frame the web cut file.

I loved the 'Too cute to spook' title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.

Some close ups:

One of the things I loved about the Hey Spidey Background file is the texture that the lined bits of the cut file creates on my layout. 

Lastly, I added some heart and star stickers to the points of the web and scattered some enamel dots into the negative spaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog - are you creating any Halloween layouts this year?

Cheers

Michelle


Trick or Treat | Tarrah McLean October 24, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah joining you and today I am sharing my very first Halloween themed layout for this year!

Obviously I had to use photos from last years Halloween, we don't actually really celebrate Halloween in Australia but my son's love dressing up and joining in on the Trick or Treat fun! Luckily because it is getting popular over here now, the shops are starting to carry costumes and things to decorate your home with!

I just HAD to use this amazing Spider Web background when I saw that Nicole had designed it, I was busting to create a layout using it!

I used lots of bits and pieces of Halloween themed craft things that I have had for some time now...there is a bit of Crate Paper After Dark and some pieces from a really old brand called Little Yellow Bicycle!

I used the Trick or Treat from the 31 cut file set for my title and I love how it turned out cut on orange cardstock!  

Last Halloween I had a zombie and a skeleton! How cute are they?!! I also added some Halloween wood veneer bits that I have had for a few years! 

I love how the chipboard spider fits in the corner of the letter 'R'....it was the perfect spot for him to go!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get your Halloween crafting started!

Happy creating and Happy Halloween!

Tarrah x

 


Addicted Gamer | Stuck?! Sketches Team up | Tarrah McLean September 23, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah here with you and today I am excited to be sharing my layout for the team up between Just Nick Studio and Stuck?! Sketches.....my layout of course features Nicole's awesome cut files and you can see my interpretation of the fabulous sketch that Laura designed from Stuck?! Sketches!

Here are the awesome Just Nick cut files I used for my layout...the Gamer cut files...perfect for my son who LOVES to play his Playstation!

I used up some of my Simple Stories 'So Rad' collection from my stash...it goes perfectly with these cut files...I resized them a little bit to work with them into my layout....I made the headphones a bit bigger, the controller a bit smaller and the Gamer title slightly bigger too! 

Here is Laura's awesome sketch she designed! Make sure you check out the Stuck Sketches?! blog for all the inspiration using this same sketch!

Some detail photos showing how the Just Nick cut files compliment the sketch and the So Rad collection.... 

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick Studio blog today! I hope you were inspired to try out the sketch using some of the amazing Just Nick cut files in store now!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Enjoy the Little Things September 05, 2016 07:26

Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout!  I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file.  I resized them  so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page.  I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo.  I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well.  With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster.  I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper.  When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title.  I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!


XOXO by Tarrah McLean September 02, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout using one of my most favourite cut files in the Just Nick store - the XOXO background cut file!

Here is the cut file I used.....the XOXO background

I adapted this cut file a little in Silhouette Studio by taking out the 'O' inserts so that I wouldn't have to put all those pieces back in once it was cut out! I like the result without those pieces included!

I used the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection with this cut file....I knew the two together would look pretty.

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x


You make my heart smile August 30, 2016 07:00

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new layout at the end of the month!

I was assigned to use any of the August cut files - which was easy, because I absolutely loved all the new files that Nicole made for August!

They are just awesome right?! Keep an eye out for September, because they are going to be just as good!

I already used quite a few of the new files for projects for a different Design Team - massive love for all the floral ones. Therefore I didn't want to use them again and decided to go with two other beautiful designs!

I love to use cut files as a big background element and either back backgrounds with patterned paper or use the cut file to cut out my patterned paper.

That is what I did for this layout - I used a Dear Lizzy Paper and cut the Compressed Chevron Background.

For me personally, it was missing something just regularly adhered to the page, so I took my beloved sewing machine and sewed the entire design down. Took some time, because my machine didn't want to stitch the way I wanted it to, but I managed to make it work.

Now for my title I absolutely love the new "You make my heart smile" cut file with great phrases in it. The title matched the picture of my sister and her boyfriend from her graduation perfectly.

 

Here are some close-ups for you.

 

 

Okay that is it for todays post -

I really hope you enjoyed it and I will catch you guys next time!

 

Cut files used:

Compressed Chevron Background

You make my heart smile


Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup

 

I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file!  The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually!  I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!

   I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection.  I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background.  I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly!  I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!

https://youtu.be/YrkDBbxp74o

 

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!  Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!

 


I thank my lucky stars for you August 11, 2016 07:00 4 Comments

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new page with you!

I was assigned to use any background from the store and so I made a page using the Star Background 2.

Okay - this page was a pain to create! It took ages, I originally used a modified version of the Quilted Background and already backed that with Crate Paper Poolside and then I was stuck. I didn't like the embellishments to use alongside the paper and then wanted to use some of the Shimelle Starshine collection - didn't match at all but for whatever reason I adhered everything down. I was telling myself - and Elsie also did - that I might like it the day after - not the case! So I tried to take it all off, didn't work, because I had to use the strongest glue I had - duuh! I cut the entire middle cluster out and just decided to leave it and go back to it a different time.

Said done, probably two weeks later I desperatly wanted to finish the page and found the blue star constellation by Dear Lizzy in my stash and knew it was perfect for my Starshine cluster. I then cut the Star Background 2 out of plain white cardstock and originally wanted to back it with the paper which - again - I didn't like.

I then used it as a stencil with embossing paste and really like the texture it gives!

For my title I wanted to use the quote or song or whatever it is saying: I thank my lucky stars for you but didn't find anything like that in the store. I then grabbed the Simple Set Alphabet and Script Alpha 2 and made my own sentiment using a combination of the letters and a few accent stars.

Here are a few detail shots for you:

 

Cut files used:

Script Alpha 2

Simple Set Alphabet

Star Background 2

All boy

 

Thank you so much for reading along with me -

have a great day!


No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout!  This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background.  I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly!  I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect.  It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans!  For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours.  I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page!  I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect!  I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files!  Have an awesome day!

Here are the cut files used for this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring a background cut file called 'Funky Rectangles'.  

I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files.  Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper.   I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background.  I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour. 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.


Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!!  Here is just a little bit about me!  I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3.  I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation.  I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday!  I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play!  For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression.  As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up!  I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!

I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files!  My first project is a page all about me.  For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file.  It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!

I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light.  It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.

 

Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!

 


Hello Summer - Apostle Islands June 13, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today. The JustNick Studio design team has been busy creating with the June Clique Kit. This fabulous kit features the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection, Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello, and of course some Clique Kit exclusives ... like these awesome JustNick Studio digital cut files! 

I love adding sun rays on my summer layouts. I couldn't resist using the sunshine icon in a big way on this vacation layout. I pieced some yellow Elle's Studio paper in the negative space that was from the 6x6 paper pad. This is a great way to use those smaller pieces of paper!

Last summer hubby and I escaped to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior for an extended weekend. The only way to get to the island is by boat ... in our case it was the Madeline Island Ferry. The best part of all was going off grid. Yup no cell phone service except for in the town of La Pointe! No way for our 9 to 5 jobs to call us while we were on vacation!! It was pure bliss.  You are probably wondering what the heck that sign says! The Ojibwa Indian sign on my layout was at the beach. It says "No Life Guard On Duty ... No Diving Or Jumping From Bridge ... Swim At Your Own Risk". The Islands are beautiful and I had so many photos from our trip that I decided to create a couple filmstrips of images. I didn't want my layout to be too busy though so I added the Hello Summer icon in the middle. This worked out well for setting off my title too.

Here are some detailed shots....

I created a second layout using those darling butterflies and my daughter Naomi's fur baby! Princeton is a Corgi and Border Collie mix we think. He was adopted through a local rescue.

Here is a closer look at those awesome butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the new cut files loaded in the JustNick Store.


Clique Kits Team Up ! June 11, 2016 10:00 12 Comments

We are excited to be teaming up with the folks at Clique Kits again this month using their June kit !

We have created a few exclusive cut files to co-ordinate with this month's kit - please join us in a blog hop today to check out all the projects made for our Team Up!

I used the floral background cut file for my page here:

I cut the floral background from some Elle's Studio paper in the kit and then backed it with several other papers in the kit.

I couldn't resist adding in lots of the Elle's Studio tags and diecuts in the kit, so I added some along the left edge of my page.

There were so many goodies in this kit and it was such a pleasure to work with it!

To follow along with the complete hop, here is the list of participants:

Clique Kits

Tarrah Mclean

Candace Perkins

Audrey Yeager

Nicole Martel

Lee-Ann Thornton

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Donna Espiritu

Nicole Nowosad 

You have a chance to win a $15 GC to the Clique Kits shop! 

Just leave a comment at each post along the way to be eligible to win!


Happy May 10, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new layout with you using the brand new and amazing Bits and Pieces Heart Background! This cut file would have to be one of my all time favourites from the awesome range of Just Nick cut files!

The Bits and Pieces Heart cut file is so effective no matter how you choose to use it, whether you choose to back each individual piece with different patterned papers or you could back it with the one patterned paper like I have done! 

I used one of the busy patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio 'Up in the Clouds' collection to back the heart with. I love how the busy paper is broken up with the different size pieces from the heart cut file. 

I added lots of extra Pinkfresh Studio goodies to this layout also including some of those awesome acetate words from the Life Noted collection and the rubber charms also from the Life Noted collection! I machine stitched through the acetate words to help hold them to the page! 

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! Check out the Just Nick store for loads new cut files Nicole has just uploaded plus all your favourites already in store too!

Happy cutting and creating!


You + Me February 10, 2016 07:00

Hi there.  Heather is here today to talk about expressing your love through a scrapbook page.  Love is most definitely in the air this week and I'm here to show you how I used hearts to repeat a pattern and make a fun background for my layout.

 

For today's layout, I used this new Patterned Hearts cut file.  I opened up my Silhouette Studio and placed all 4 hearts from the collection across the page as well as down the page and made them so that they would line up evenly and fill up the page. Doing this in the software helps ensure everything will fit on the page and also gives me an idea of what it will look like.  Then I cut them all out and saved all the hearts as well as the cardstock I cut them out of.

 

I decided to only use 3 of the heart designs and leave the 4th space blank to incorporate coordinating papers and my photo.  I backed the 3 designs with 4 different types of papers and set them aside.  Next, I stitched the negative sheet of cardstock to a black and white pattern paper so that the pattern paper would peek out from under some of the hearts.  I stitched around each of the hearts, leaving  3 of them blank. I in turn added the coordinating pattern papers to the back using foam adhesive.

 

Lastly, I stitched some hearts down the middle and  attached other hearts on top using the adhesive dots.  I like the varied dimension of having some popped behind, others popped above and the way the others that are stitched lift up on the sides. I finished the page by adding embellishments, some gold mist splatters and a little bit of watercolors.


Dream Big February 09, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone! Donna here to share another page using one of the newest cut files from Just Nick.

"Dream Big"

I used this new heart cut files "Patterned Hearts" released a few days ago, 

My machine had a little bit of glitch when cutting these files. I used 6x6 papers instead of 1 whole 12x12 paper. Somehow only half of the 6x6 paper were really cut through and left slight cuts to the right side of the paper. Instead of wasting the papers, I still used them here. (After several restarting of machine and software it finally cut properly). The hearts were re-sized before cutting them.

I cut the hearts in half and placed them to the left and right edges

By now, you would notice my love for layers and messy threads.. and messy backgrounds. I can't seem to leave them clean lol! I also scattered sequins randomly

here are some more detailed shots

I used "Hot Mess" February kit by Clique Kits 

Just Nick File used on this project: Patterned Hearts

Check out the shop HERE and be sure to subscribe and follow Just Nick for future releases. You won't want to miss the fabulous new products coming very soon!

Thank you for dropping by!
Happy crafting!

 

 


Love, Love, Love All You Need Is Love February 08, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here and today I am sharing with you a love themed layout of my oldest son and daughter in law on their trip to Europe.  

I love working with vellum and I had some red heart embossed vellum in my stash that I thought would work perfectly for this layout and Just Nick Cut Files.

I cut out the Hearts, Infinity Hearts Frames and Lots of Love cut files on my Silhouette Cameo.  To adhere the vellum, I machine stitched the cut designs in place so there was no adhesive showing through onto the right side.

I hope you are inspired to use vellum on your projects with Just Nick cut files.  Check out all the designs, including the designs I used on this layout in the Just Nick shop here.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating!

Cut Files Used:

Hearts

Infinity Hearts Frames

Lots Of Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hearts and All Things Love-ly! February 05, 2016 06:30

Hi there Just Nick fans and fellow digital cut file fiends! Suzanna here today to continue with the love theme and share a LOVE-ly Valentine's themed layout with you.

We don't really "do" Valentine's day in our household. But we did participate in the Cupid Ball as part of our Cotillion experience last year. The 6th graders all got decked out and the gals had red roses which their Daddy's had given them. It was quite the to do. And, as all scrappers do, there was quite the to do over pictures of the event. Unfortunately, the natural lighting was atrocious so I had to use my flash. I just didn't have a fast enough lens, even with the ISO cranked up, to capture all that movement. To soften the effect, I turned the pictures black and white and they look much better. Especially with the colors in the patterned papers being as they are.

These heart cut files (Patterned Hearts, to be released soon) from Just Nick are sublime!! I love that you not only can back them with another patterned paper or leave as is but the negatives that you remove, you can use as confetti either on the same page or on another page.

I also used the Cupid's Arrow cut file to create one of the two words for the title of this page. I love the depth that having an underlay layer gives words and opted for that option here. While the color of both the underlay and the patterned heart are the same, you still get the sense of an additional layer.

This patterned heart is one of the four that come together as part of the file. I decided to back it with a solid black cardstock in order to for the hearts to stand out against the busy patterned paper.

Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and follow Just Nick on FaceBook and Instagram in order to stay abreast of all the new releases. There are some incredibly LOVEly Valentine's day and love themed files coming your way!

 


Love your Friends! February 04, 2016 07:00

Love is in the air!  "Love Moments" don't just happen in February...there are tons of little "love" moments throughout the year that are so important to capture, like this one of my daughter and her close friend reading a book together.  

I used the Script Phrases cut file to cut out the "Love This Moment" title.  I love the little swirls at the beginning and end of the phrase!

 

And to frame my photo, I used the "Infinity Heart" file to cut out a white heart frame.  Then I added some faux stitching, and some paper and chipboard hearts.

 

 

And here are some of the bits that I added to the page:

 

Hope you are enjoying all the new and wonderful "love" files in the store!

 

-Audrey


XOXO February 02, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a love themed layout for our Valentine/Love feature here on the Just Nick Blog!

 

I cut the XOXO background from white cardstock and backed it with some patterned paper to create a main focal point for my layout...I then further embellished my layout by tucking other papers and embellishments in and around the cut file. 

I usually like to incorporate more than 1 cut file from the Just Nick store on my layouts but I this time I thought the XOXO background made a big enough statement!

I love to use up some of my older collections for layouts like this because I think the collection still makes an impact when used in a different design! 

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! Make sure you head over to the Just Nick store to see all the beautiful love themed cut files and plus many more!

See you next time...happy creating!

Tarrah x

 

 

 


The Nice List January 22, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean here with you and I am so excited to be here! Today I am sharing my first layout using the amazing Just Nick cut files! I don't know about you but I am playing catch up a little bit with my crafting! Yes I am still scrapbooking Christmas!

I chose to use the Triangle Geo Lace background to carry on the triangle shape design already printed on the patterned paper...I used the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection to create this layout..

I created the word 'Nice' by using the Handcut Letters cut file...I deleted the letters I didn't need, moved the letters together to spell 'Nice' so they overlapped a little and then welded them together in Silhouette Studio.

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!


YAY! School starts today August 18, 2015 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends and fans, it's Jaclyn here today.  In my part of the world everywhere you go is filled with signs of back to school.  All of the store shelves are stocked with supplies, alarms are set for earlier mornings and the kid's are all heading off with new clothes and backpacks, to new school year adventures.  Being surrounded by everything school related, was just the push I needed to work on some first day of school pictures from the 2014-15 school year.

Can you spot which Just Nick cut files I used on my back to school page?  I combined the Word Bubbles and Card Sentiments 1 files  to create my title.  Combining the two files was easy.  I sized the word bubble to fit within the spot I wanted it to sit, on my page and then layered the "YAY!" portion of the card sentiments file overtop of it. 

To give the word a little more 'pop', I backed the cut file with some red cardstock and used tiny letter stickers to complete my subtitle.

I couldn't stop myself at using only one word bubble - there are, in fact, several designs and styles included within the file.  Some sized down versions of the round bubble made the perfect home for a grouping of embellishments and even for some added text.

I even enlarged one of the rectangular bubbles to just over 6" long - making it an ideal spot for my journaling.

If you missed the post from last week, you might not know that Word Bubble file is available to you for FREE, but only until August 31st!  Hurry on over and add the Word Bubble file to your cart and use the code: WORDBUBBLES at checkout to snag this cute design at no charge to you!