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Special Bond | Sophie Delorme June 3, 2021 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share:

 

 

I used a beautiful cut file from the store named “Leafy Floral”:

 

 

As you can see it is a background cut file but I decided to use it in pieces.

 

I started my layout with a white cardstock as my base. I applied a little bit of aqua watercolor on it. Then, I teared three strips of patterned papers from the lovely Carta Bella Paper “Oh Happy Day” collection to create 3 horizontal lines, on which I did a zig zag stitch with white thread.

 

 

I used a 3x4” card for my journaling that I placed between the two black and white photos of me and my sweet Sabrina.

 

 

At the base of the photos, I created a big floral cluster. That’s where I used numerous leaves that I cut out of the beautiful cut file. I adhered only the base of them to create more dimension. I love that the watercolor background shows softly behind the leaves.

 

 

I added my title and scattered some Nuvo Drops around the page as the finishing touch.

 

Here are more close-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How I like the result!

 

Don’t hesitate to cut into your cut files or modify them to fit with your design.

 

I hope this has give you new ideas to try!

 

Thank you for stopping by, I wish you a great crafty day!

 

Sophie xx

 


Sweet Bloom | Sophie Delorme May 28, 2021 07:00

Hey JustNick friends!

 

It’s Sophie here with a new layout to share!

 

 

I used the beautiful Butterfly Border cut file for my page.

 

 

I cut it on white textured cardstock with my cutting machine. I separated it in two parts; the top three butterflies are attached together as well as the bottom two.

 

I used a beautiful Mintay Paper collection named “Beauty in Bloom” on this page. I backed each butterfly with papers from this collection.

 

I traced a smaller butterfly by hand on velum, cut it and placed it on each cut file butterfly. It adds dimension in a very soft way. I also hand stitched on the body of each butterfly and created a little embroidery floss bow.

 

 

For my background, I added a few touches of pastel watercolors.

 

I created my title with some Pinkfresh Studio alphabet dies.

 

 

I embellished around my photo with flowers cut out of a few patterned papers and handwrote my journaling on a journaling card.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a soft and delicate page! This cut file is so perfect! It looks like the butterflies are flying away!

 

I hope you felt inspire today! Thank you for stopping by!

 

Sophie xx

 

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A Whole New World | Patricia May 21, 2021 06:00

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Hello Friends!  I'm back to share another project in my Heidi Swapp scrapbooking insert using two brand new cut files, Through the Looking Glass and Spring Forals 3.  I also added Spring Florals 2.

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I loved the look of this cut file as soon as I saw it.  I cut it from black cardstock.  I really wanted it to be a bold contrast with the pattern papers I backed it with.  I used similar colors to back the florals as well.

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To add my journaling, I trimmed a piece of vellum strip, typed my journaling with typewriter, and then stapled it across the page.

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I knew I wanted a big photo on the left and this one of my daughter videoing flying went so well with this.  I used more pattern paper on this side with similar colors to balance the right side, and then added stickers and embellishments directly to the photo.

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I cut this and layered it on the right, but using it as is would also be just as amazing for your next project!

 


Happy ! by Sophie Delorme May 10, 2021 07:00

Hey friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !

 

 

I used the beautiful Spring Stained Glass cut file for my page.

 

 

I cut it on white cardstock. I backed the flowers with Paige Evan’s new collection “Wonders” and the rest of the cut file with velum. I made a chain stitch all around it, added adhesive foam behind it and centered it on a beautiful Wonders patterned paper that couldn’t be more perfect for this circular design !

 

 

I printed my photo in black and white to make it stand out around all those springy colors, with a layer of tissue paper behind it.

 

I embellished around the photo with floral and leaves die cuts from the same collection, added a chipboard sticker for my title and a few Pinkfresh Studio crystals mix.

 

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out ! This cut file is a must have ! Perfect for any spring themed layouts !

 

Here is the link to the cut file I used: https://justnick.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/spring-stained-glass

 

I hope you were inspired by this page today,

 

Thank you for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 


Details | Patricia May 7, 2021 06:00

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Hello JustNick friends!  I'm using the new Optical Illusion 2 in my Heidi Swapp scrapbook insert.  As soon as I saw this cut file, I had to use it.  At first I thought I would use it as a mask only, but I really wanted this cut file to pop.

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Starting with the larger part of the cut file, I backed with all of the same color of green pattern paper.  Then layered this over more pattern paper and trimmed it down to fit just on the left side.

 

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I used foam alphabet stickers to fill some of the circles with what the story is about, and then used a foam black 'details' sticker right in the center.  I really wanted as much of this cut file to show and these foam stickers were perfect.

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I wanted a little more color on the right side, so I used the smaller part of the cut file that I trimmed as a stencil, moving it around to fill the page using green and pink ink.

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I pulled out my stash of bows to dot around as well as using more of the green pattern paper from the left to balance and then used flower die cuts under my photo.

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Amazing cut file!  Hope you give this a try in your next project!


Dream Big by Sophie Delorme April 28, 2021 07:00

Hey friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !

 

 

It’s Spring time and it is the theme of my page !

 

I used the new Spring Floral 1 and Spring Floral 2 cut files.

 

 

 

I decided to place them as three flower bouquets hanging down above my photo.

 

I cut them on white cardstock and backed them with the beautiful Echo Park Paper collection named “Salutation no.1”

 

 

I used a thick white cardstock as my base and played with watercolors to create a little green and blue mixed media background beneath were I planned to place my photos. I also added many tiny colored splatters that matched my color scheme.

 

I printed my photos in black and white. They are cute moments between Sabrina and our dog Fiona playing together during the pandemic lockdown. I added adhesive foam behind my photo and a strip of blue patterned paper to ground it.

 

 

I created a little floral cluster on the right lower side of the photos as a recall from the bouquets, and added a journaling card for my handwritten journaling.

 

I decorated the three bouquets with flowers and leaves die cuts from the same Echo Park collection and punched three bows out of patterned paper placed at the base of each bouquet.

 

 

Finally, I scattered many beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Crystal Mix as the final touch.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I looove this Spring feel so much !

 

I hope you felt inspired by this layout and those gorgeous cut files ! Check out the store for many more beautiful cut file ideas and inspiration !

 

Sophie xx

 


Spring Decor | Patricia April 7, 2021 06:00

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Spring and Fall always have me wanting to get crafty, and I will pick up things at Target for the season to alter, even if I don't know yet what I will do with it.  This was one of those times as I saw this paper mache egg and thought how fun it would be to do something with.  I saw JustNick came out with this new Basic Butterfly cut file for this week and knew it would be perfect with my egg.

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Having the butterflies focused around the middle of the egg reminded me of the beautiful faberge eggs.  I picked spring pattern papers to cut several of the solid butterflies.  And for the detailed butterfly, I cut from plain white cardstock.  I backed the detailed butterfly with vellum in the center of the wings, and then added pattern paper to the outside of the wings and the body.  I layered and adhered this to the solid butterflies under it.  Then finished it with Tonic Nuvo Drops.

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I layered three of the solid butterflies on either side with pattern paper using foam adhesive.  I made pom poms in white yarn with the Clover pom pom maker to add texture to the body of the butterflies.

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To finish, I added more of the Tonic Nuvo drops to the egg itself.  Maybe it isn't a faberge egg, but I love how this looks on the mantle.

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Hope you are inspired to maybe dabble in doing a DIY of your own for a fun spring decor project.  A banner would be super cute!  Have Fun!

Stay Amazing by Sophie Delorme April 6, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !

 

I used the beautiful “Stay Focused” cut file that I cut on white cardstock with my cutting machine.

 

 

 

I backed this cute camera with aqua cardstock and some patterned papers printed at home from a Felicity Jane digital collection.

 

I made sure to pop some elements of the cut file, like the lens of the camera, with adhesive foam for more dimension.

 

 

Before adhering it to my page, I created a light watercolor background and added a few splatters of watercolor paint in colors that matched my paper collection. My photo was quite neutral so I printed it in color. I added tissue paper and adhesive foam behind it and a teared piece of pink polka dot paper that I tucked under the photo, on its right side.

 

I also fussy cut two white frames from the same Felicity Jane collection and placed them on the left side of the photo.

 

My title is a mix of the same “Stay Focused” cut file (for the word “Stay”) and a Simple Stories Cardstock sticker for the word “Amazing”. As you noticed, I did a little bit of doodling with a fine tip black pen on the word stay and on the camera.

 

 

Finally, I simply added a few fussy cut flowers and leaves around the photo and cut file, handwrote my journaling and stamped the date.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that I could inspire you today and that you like this page !

 

Visit the Just Nick Studio shop to see all the amazing choices of cut files. It’s a great way to get you started and inspired to create a page !

 

Thank you for stopping by today, and happy crafting !

 

Sophie xx

 

 


Beautiful | Anna Blades March 19, 2021 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here with you sharing a new layout. Today, I’m using one of the new cut files called Floral Geode. It’s so beautiful and I think is very versatile too.

For my background I chose a gradient patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio, with peach and pink tones. Then, I made splatters with white and pink paint.  I cut the Floral Geode cut file from white cardstock because I wanted it to stand out against the pink background.

I fussy cut some flowers from another paper from the same collection and put them around the cut file to create a kind of wreath.

I placed my picture in the center of the page, inside the cut file, letting some of the flowers overlap on the photo.

For my title, I used a gold foil alphabet thicker with the word “beautiful”. Then, I added some die cuts and puffy stickers to embellish my page.

Finally, I scattered some enamel dots from Felicity Jane Studio around the wreath, emphasizing the paint splatters. I love the spring look of this layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like this page and it gives you some inspiration. Don’t forget to visit the store every week for new cut files!

See you!

 


Fab | Patricia March 16, 2021 06:00

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I love everything about this cut file, Floral Geode, I'm using today.  From the large hexagon, to the cluster of flowers!  I used this cut file in the Heidi Swapp Storyline Scrapbooking insert without resizing the cut file.  I just adhered it across both of my pages.  

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I tilted it a little bit taking advantage of the movement created with the lines from the hexagon.  Between the lines and the flowers tilted, they are all bringing attention to my main photo.  I used one pattern paper background that was a solid and used the two shades of that paper to create a little bit of an interest there.  I wanted the pattern paper I backed the flowers with to stand out but still be soft.

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Then I added some pre-made die cuts and stickers directly to my cut file, and added my title.

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The cut file is doing all the work of bringing attention to my main photo and smaller photo, all I did was add some journaling and embellishments, making sure to tuck another pre-made die cut under it to help balance the flowers on the left.

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Gorgeous cut file to use for Spring or add some bold colors to make it very rich!  


Dream My Little Angel | Sophie Delorme March 12, 2021 07:00

Hello Crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !

 

 

I used the Fall Foliage 2 cut file for this page.

 

 

I started with a thick white cardstock as my base, and applied an Inklingz from Shimmerz Paints using the packaging technique where I planned to put my cut file.

 

I cut the cut file on white cardstock and placed it to create 2/3 of a wreath on the left side of my page.

 

I backed the leaves of the cut file with the beautiful Felicity Jane digital collection named Hanna. I put adhesive foam behind the cut file before adhering it to the page. I love the subtle dimension it creates, and the soft effect of white on white. Perfect for a winter page !

 

 

Then, I backed my photo with tissue paper, patterned paper and adhesive foam, and I fussy cut plenty of floral ephemeras from the same Felicity Jane collection to embellish my page.

 

 

My title is a mix of Thickers and stickers from my stash.

 

I hand wrote my journaling and stamped the date.

 

 

This layout came together in no time at all ! Using a big cut file really dictates the design of the page and makes it a very easy process !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that I inspired you with this page today,

 

Thank you for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 


Another Glorious Day | Patricia March 4, 2021 06:00

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Hello, Friends!  We have had freezing weather and now we are starting to enjoy some Spring weather, which makes me want to create projects with my favorite Spring and warmer weather memories.  The brand new Floral Banner is gorgeous. 
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Using a smaller size of the cut file was inspired by me wanting to back the banner part with a photo.  I went through my favorite Spring photos and came across this beautiful peacock I had never scrapbooked.  At first, I was going to use just one color photo, but I wanted the emphasis within the banner and his majestic head.  I printed an additional large photo but in black and white, and loved the effect!
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I couldn't help but think of 'another glorious day' from Hocos Pocus.  So fitting for this beauty.  So I used foam alpha stickers at the top of the banner, slightly under it, and then used the Freeflow Alpha cut file to have 'glorious' stand out under him.
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To finish this side of my traveler's notebook, I had to add gems to parts of his feathers.
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For the right side, I cut Feathers 4 to go along with the peacock theme and balance these pages.
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I also used the Floral banner on this side, but used the negative as a mask to create a tone on tone to my background with a pale gray ink.
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Added a little stamping, journaling and embellishments to finish.  So love how this came out and glad to have this beautifully peacock in all his glory in my album.
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Have a photo like this that would work with this Floral Banner?  Give this technique a try.  Or use it as a large cut file for an amazing title!  Then use that negative and mask a beautiful background.  Have fun!

Let your light shine | Anna Blades March 2, 2021 07:00

Hi JustNick friends!

Anna here with you with a new layout featuring two beautiful Nicole’s designs. For today’s project I decided to create a soft and bright layout using two different cut files: Let your light shine and Fancy florals (coming soon).

Here are the cut files that I used:

I cut the title from white cardstock and use foam dots to give it more dimension. I love how the shadows make it stand out. Also, I used a gold metallic pen to highlight some parts of the letters. As you can see, my picture fits perfectly between the L and the H.

Then, I cut one of the fancy florals two times from white cardstock. And I backed it with vellum to add a soft touch. I placed one below the title and the other one in the upper right corner of the photo, on top of some layers.

Finally, I scattered a lot of gold stars and enamel dots around the design. I think it looks a little bit magical.  The idea of using this title was because of the lightbulb curtain behind my girls.  

To create the layout, I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments. The enamel dots are from Lora Bailora.

I love how it turned out! Now is hanging on the wall of my child’s bedroom. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

See you soon with a new layout and amazing cut files!


Masculine Mesh | Patricia February 26, 2021 07:00

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Hello!  Don't be fooled by the name of this new cut file, Masculine Mesh.  It can be used as a stencil, and definitely have a masculine feel to it with different pattern papers to cut it from or back it.  But today, I was inspired to use it asa plaid.  Going with the plaid theme, I used plaid gingham pattern paper under parts of it.

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I used the same two pattern papers throughout, concentrating on the darker going horizontally within just three areas of the back of the cut file, and the lighter pattern paper going mostly vertically across two areas, and horizontally across a small section near my photo.  My idea was to bring the focus to the top left with the photo and then cluster embellishments and journaling in the areas I left blank on the right side.

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I adhered the finished piece to my pages and then punched holes.  This look of using the cut file like this gives it a sweet Valentine or a Spring look to your project. But it is safe to say, I turned this Masculine Mesh into a very girly project about my daughter.

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Hope you pick up the Masculine Mesh cut file in the shop and use it for your next project.  Would love to see!

Sunshine Memories | Majken Pullin February 24, 2021 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!  Majken here with you again today, and I'm sharing a spring layout because that's what I'm dreaming of now!  I used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut out the Floral Swag 3 cut file, and it is just lovely.  Here is the full layout:

Sunshine Memories

After I cut out Floral Swag 3 from white textured cardstock, I chose to back it with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream - the colors are so dreamy and sweet!

I chose the watercolor background paper for a soft background for Floral Swag 3, and I used 3D foam tape to pop up the backed cut file so that I could layer some floral ephemera behind it and on top of it for dimension.

I used typed journaling strips for my journaling.

For my title, I used some Thickers and some script alpha from Pinkfresh Studio.

And for a pop of color, I had to use one of those lovely puffy corduroy hearts!

Here's a look at the cut file used on my layout today:

Floral Swag 3

JustNick Studio has a lot of gorgeous floral swag cut files to choose from! When you use one on your crafty project, don't forget to tag us on Instagram #justnickstudio.

Have a wonderful day,

Majken

Majken Pullin


Mandalla Heart | Patricia February 10, 2021 06:00

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Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  Today I'll be using one of my favorite shapes in my Traveler's Notebook album...Hearts!  And specifically this gorgeous cut file called Mandalla Heart 3.  I cut this out exactly as it opened using white cardstock.

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With this intricate cut file, I wanted to keep it very light and beautiful.  To do that, I dug into my stash of pattern papers and pulled blushes, peaches, and pinks.  And I only backed the two outter parts of the file, keeping the rest with just the white.

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I had my photo picked out, but I couldn't help but think of a box of chocolates with the photo and especially the cut file.  So I used the inside cut heart from the cut file, and punched squares, circles and scallops in the same pattern paper colors to fill my box of chocolates, having my daughter's photo be the largest and best piece!  I then added canvas heart stickers and my title with foam alphabets to add a tone on tone look with dimension.

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I had to add journaling to this because just looking at the photo, I remembered exactly this Valentine's Day.  She had her new Moriah Elizabeth's Pickle Valentine sweatshirt, I braided her hair, and we added the clip flower to the end.  I used a tag that coordinated with my colors.  I added twine, a foam heart, and wood veneers to this special memory to finish.

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Absolutely a gorgeous cut file and so inspiring to work with.  Hope you enjoy and happy creating!


Love You | Majken Pullin February 8, 2021 07:00

Hello lovely crafty friends!  Majken here with you today to share a Love / Hearts project with you as we get close to Valentine's Day.  I adore hearts - I used to doodle them all the time and fill up notebook pages of them!  I decided to borrow from that theme for my layout today!

I spattered watercolor over my background and set it aside to dry.  I opened and cut various sized hearts from three cut files, along with the "love you", from Love Language, Hearts Alive, and Hey You.  I cut them out from both white cardstock and red patterned paper.  I wasn't sure how I'd use all of them yet, but I am okay with having extra to stash away for the future!

I used "love you" as my title and machine stitched under the letters to emphasize them.  I stitched on my photo mat area as well, and then I used 3D foam tape to pop up the large red heart.

I sprinkled a few of the other hearts around my layout with enamel hearts, heart buttons, and heart stickers.

All those hearts sprinkled on the page just make me happy!

I had to force myself to stop.  :)

This Valentine's Day will be a quiet one, but I'm okay with that. Here are the fun cut files I used on my project today:

Love Language

Hearts Alive

Hey You

I hope you are inspired to spend some time with your significant other and then scrapbook something celebrating love.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Majken

Majken Pullin


LOVE YOU / Mandalla Heart / Sophie Delorme February 5, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share.

 

 

I focused on the beautiful Mandalla Heart 3 cut file that will be in the Just Nick Studio store very soon if not yet !

 

 

I cut the heart quite big to be able to fit my photo in.

 

I thought to leave it all white this time, to make it look like a beautiful soft lace that embraces the sweet photo of my daughter and our dog.

 

I used the Pinkfresh Studio “My Favorite Story” collection to create this layout. I used a striped patterned paper for my background that I cut in a 11 inches square, and backed it with a beautiful soft green floral paper. I added a blue patterned paper to the center of the heart to make my photo stand out.

 

 

I hand stitched with blue thread the junction of the blue paper with the cut file, and also hand stitched a few X’s around the edge of the page. I adore that subtle addition it gives to the page !

 

 

I backed my photo with tissue paper and pink patterned paper and embellished around it with a few floral clusters.

 

I wrote down my journaling on a piece of white cardstock on which I added velum paper and a beautiful pink puffy frame.

 

 

Finally, I added a few white Nuvo Drops as the finishing touch !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out ! Even though the Mandalla Heart Cut file is plain white, I think it is still the focus on my page and I totally adore it !

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page in some way today !

 

Thank you for stopping by !

 

Sophie xx

 


She Is Magical | Majken Pullin January 28, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty cut file friends!  Majken here with you today with my second project for January.  I took one look at the new Heart Mandala cut file from JustNick Studio and fell in love!  It's just lovely.  Here is the full layout:

I got out some Prima Watercolors and put a few colors down on a white textured cardstock that I first layered with Gesso.

While that dried, I cut out the Heart Mandala from white textured cardstock and started backing the open areas with colorful patterned papers from Paige Evans' Horizon collection with American Crafts.

I used 3D foam tape to pop the backed cut file up from the mixed media background.  I layered some small, round stickers from the collection around the edges of the mandala.  Then I used Thickers and ephemera to create my title in the top left corner of my layout.

I put my photo left of center and included some ephemera around it as well.

Here's a look at this lovely cut file:

Heart Mandala

I hope you grab this new cut file to create with this weekend, and I hope my project has inspired you.  Enjoy your crafty time!

Majken

 


Triple Layer Background | Patricia January 26, 2021 06:00

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Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  JustNick has created an amazing new cut file that you will want to try right away.  It is the Triple Layer Graphic Background.  So easy to cut, all you have to do is decide how to use it and what colors to use!

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I was so very tempted to create a 12x12 layout again with this, but I decided, I wanted to stay within the Traveler's Notebook size and show you how versatile this cut file can be.  I used all pattern papers to cut the three layers, selecting a darker one for the background, a lighter one for the second layer, and an ombre colored for the top layer.  After I cut it, I started trimming it to fit my pages.  I love the effect of this design, and decides to use some of the pieces I cut, and layer them over the design to create even more depth.  With it being the same pattern paper and the ombre on top, really adds an interesting look.  

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For my photos, I used hexagons dies to cut them into hexagon shapes to flow within the design.  And I did the same for my journaling spot, using vellum to type on and then die cut out to adhere.

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To finish, all I did was add some die cuts and stickers!

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Triple Layer Background, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

Gorgeous cut file!  Hope you give this one a try in any size you create in.  You will LOVE it!!!


Look Explore Grow | Majken Pullin January 12, 2021 07:00

Hello crafty cut file friends!  Majken here with you today as we share the new JustNick Studio triple layer cut files!  They add dimension and layers to any project.  Take a look at my scrapbook layout.

I sewed along the outside edge of all four sides of a piece of white textured cardstock and used Distress Oxide ink to watercolor the edges.

Next, I open the new Triple Layer Gothic Background cut file to cut the three different elements one at a time using white textured cardstock, a green and yellow patterned paper, then blue textured cardstock.  Then I adhered all 3 together and used 3D foam tape to lift the entire background.

I layered foam stickers and a fussycut butterfly on top of the popped up background for even more dimension!

I included my photos along the bottom with one of the foam stickers and another fussycut butterfly.

I print out and cut my journaling strips to put underneath my left two photos.

The triple layers of the cut file add interest to a project very quickly!  Here's a look at the cut file:

Take a look at all the new triple layer cut files to download today!  Share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio. 

Have a good day and week!

Majken

 


Happy New Year | Patricia January 4, 2021 06:00

JustNick Studio, 1-9 Outline, Happy Words, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

Happy New Year JustNick Studio Friends!!  Ah, goodbye 2020 and hello 2021, right?!  Even though situations will not magically change, I am holding on to starting fresh and doing what I can to stay positive and especially healthy.  Today, I combine the 1 - 9 Outline Numbers and the Happy Words to documenting our New Year's Eve photo to bring in a fresh new year!

1-9 Outline, JustNick Studio, Cut Files, JustNick Cut Files

Happy Words, JustNick Studio, Cut Files, JustNick Cut Files

I cut 2, 2, and 1 from the 1 - 9 Outline from white cardstock vertically to use on the right side, and used the positive cut outs on this left side against a very fresh pattern paper background.

JustNick Studio, 1-9 Outline, Happy Words, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

Keeping with the mindset of a fresh new start, I detail cut bright flowers from pattern paper to frame our New Year's Eve photo.  For my journaling, I used the watercolor paper I used underneath my cut 1 - 9 Outline on the right.

JustNick Studio, 1-9 Outline, Happy Words, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

This right side, I kept mostly white to help the left pop more with the bright colors.  I used clear acetates in stars and circles for the '0.'  I backed this numbers with cardstock with watercolors.  Some peek through more than others and gives just enough color.  I used two more of the detail cut flowers from pattern paper to bring balance and more pop to this white background.  And the black acrylic 'happy' repeats the 'happy' I have cut from the white cardstock as well.  The 'happy' and the wood veneer numbers are along side the cut out numbers and word.

JustNick Studio, 1-9 Outline, Happy Words, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

You can see more of the cut through with this little patch of more concentrated watercoloring.  

JustNick Studio, 1-9 Outline, Happy Words, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck
Love the style of the 1 - 9 Outline numbers!  So many ways to use them.  These are just two along with the word 'happy' from the Happy Words cut file.  Happy and healthy New Year to you all!!

Peace, Love, Joy | Patricia December 15, 2020 06:00

Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  I'm sharing another entry in my Document December album that incorporates two new cut files, the Holly and the Peace Love Joy.  This entry is about our Christmas cards.  My first pages include the actual Christmas card.  These pages will use the same color theme.

I cut the Holly and the Peace Love Joy from black cardstock to really stand out.

The Love Peace Joy go so well with our card, but I felt like having them on the same pages was too much.  I wanted the cut file to stand on its on.  And since this is about getting cards stuffed and mailed, the cut file is the perfect title to this entry in my album.
JustNick Studio, Peace Love Joy, Cut File, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook

I added woodgrain strips to the pattern paper to balance all the woodgrain from the card and previous page, then added the acetate stars to ground the cut files.  I grouped the title at the bottom, and then the holly at the top.

JustNick Studio, Peace Love Joy, Cut File, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook
JustNick Studio, Peace Love Joy, Holly, Cut File, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook

The right side is a full photo with embellishments and stamping added to it.  For the journaling, I trimmed a clear piece of acetate, typed my journaling and added a label behind it so it would stand out.

Love the title and holly in black for this entry!

JustNick Studio, Peace Love Joy, Holly, Cut File, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook
Happy Holidays and Happy Creating!!

12 Days of Giveaways | Noel TN | Patricia December 6, 2020 06:00 2 Comments

Welcome to 12 Days of Giveaways with Justnick Studio and team!  Nicole has designed amazing cut files for these 12 days, and I'm sharing a a project using the special TN (traveler's notebook) cut file called TN Noel.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

I cut the cut file from pattern paper.  I backed the right side with textured white cardstock to keep a soft look and have my patterned branches show up.  For this left side, I had the idea of using this gorgeous evening photo from a recent trip to peek through the 'NOEL'.  I scored and stitched that cut file piece right on top of my photo, and then added embellishments to the front and inside of my photo.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

I typed my journaling on a label to adhere to the inside of the cut file.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

I can't help but sing Noel while I created this.  The cut file, then the photo, and the song inspired me to use part of the song as a title over the branch part of the cut file using a mix of letters to both stand out and be appropriate for the holidays.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

Those branches were calling for ornament stickers.  I used them, enamel dots, die cuts, and woodgrain pattern paper to trim the left side of this cut file to balance more with the left to finish.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 12 Days of Giveaways, TN Noel

Gorgeous cut file and I love using a photo underneath!  This is an entry in my Document December, so perfect for documenting during this season.  No purchase necessary to grab this TN Noel cut file today and no code. Just add the correct cut file for the day into your cart to order for the discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.  The free offer is only valid until midnight CST on December ENTER DAY AND YEAR at midnight CST.  Happy Creating!


Happy - 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 1, 2020 07:00 4 Comments

12 Days of Giveaways

Hello, hello and welcome to December, friends!  Majken here with you today to kick off a very special time of year here at JustNick Studio...12 Days of Giveaways!  Read on to find out how to get a cut file for free!

I created a layout today with the beautiful, new Tree Trio 2.

Happy

The layout is simple but I've added a few extra touches for sparkle and texture.  First I enlarged the Tree Trio 2 trees to my desired size.  I also traced each to create the cut for the back of each. I then cut all 6 pieces out on my Cameo 4 using white textured cardstock.

Next, I created a 9" circle in Silhouette Studio, centered it, and cut it out from a new piece of 12"x12" white textured cardstock.  I used a blending brush to lightly apply Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around the outside of the circle to create a subtle vignette effect. I put the star patterned paper behind the circle and then sewed along the outside edge of the circle.

To back my trees, I layered holographic dot aqua tulle over the white cardstock back and adhered behind the tree outline using glue dots.

I layered the trees with some fussycut trees and ephemera.

I fussycut some stars and adhered them with puffy stickers and enamel stars on the top of the layout with some phrase ephemera.  It's a simple layout with lots of texture and dimension!  Here's the new Tree Trio 2 cut file:

Go grab this cut file today for free during the 12 Days of Giveaways!
*****This offer is only valid until midnight CST on December 1, 2020 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. The correct cut file must be loaded to the cart in order for discount to auto-apply. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.*****
Thanks for visiting today!  Check out more cut files during the 12 Days of Giveaways!
Majken

Hello Autumn, Hello Change | Patricia November 27, 2020 06:00 3 Comments

JustNick Studio, Borders 2, Floral Bundle

Hello Friends!  I'm back again to share a Fall and Thankful inspired project using colors you wouldn't think of for Fall, but are some of my favorites.  I'm using the Borders 2 and Floral Bundle for this project today.

JustNick Studio, Borders 2
JustNick Studio, Floral Bundle

I started by cutting out a few of the looped border and then used the negative piece as a stencil using a red/violet color and peach.  Two of my favorite colors to focus on from Fall.  After my background was created, I used a combination of the same red/violet ink and two shades of blue to get a bold look from the white cardstock I used to cut the Floral Bundle cut file.

JustNick Studio, Borders 2, Floral Bundle

Then I added stamping and embellishments to complement, focusing mostly on the same shades I already used, but then added that 'hello autumn' chipboard piece to give a bolder contrast.

JustNick Studio, Borders 2, Floral Bundle
JustNick Studio, Borders 2, Floral Bundle

This has been such an interesting year, and I had snapped this selfie of me at Whole Foods one evening, not knowing I was about to put in for a second job there later that week.  I made the photo large to add my typing onto, and then added another foam embellishment to balance with the right side.

JustNick Studio, Borders 2, Floral Bundle

Hope you are inspired to create a Fall/Thankful inspired project with a photo of yourself and documenting about your life right now.


Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 18, 2020 07:00

Hi Just Nick Friends!

Anna here with you today. I’ve created this thankful layout using a picture of my husband and my two daughters. The colors of the photo didn’t match my layout, so I decided to print it in black and white.

First, I made some mixed media on a watercolor sheet with Lindy’s magicals, using peachy and gold tones. Also, I made some splatters with gold Color Shine mist. Finally, I made a very soft stamping with a background stamp, that’s also thank themed.

Then, I cut the Thankful cut file from white cardstock. I glued the outline piece flat on top of the background. The inner pieces have some texture because I embossed them with my Big Shot. I used foam squares to rise up all the letters and give dimension to the title. To finish the title, I added the words “for you” with this script black alphabet thickers.

With brown cardstock I cut some leaves using the Leaf Swag cut file and placed them around my photo. I think they give an autumnal look to the page.

Finally, to embellish the page, I stamped some butterflies with gold ink on vellum and added gold puffy hearts and a couple of die cuts.

I hope you like this page and give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the Just Nick studio shop every week to find new designs!

See you soon!


Grateful Grateful Grateful | Majken Pullin November 16, 2020 07:00

Hello cut file fans!  Majken here today to kick off the fall/thankful theme we will be focused on for the 2nd half of November.  My scrapbook layout today focuses on a larger photo of my husband and daughter - I'm so grateful for them!  Here is my layout:

I divided the layout so the bottom portion was about 60% with a patterned paper from Pink Paislee.

I wanted to have a repeating title and found the word "grateful" in two cut files: Grateful and Card Sentiments 4.  I liked them because one is a solid and one is an outline that I used to back with matching patterned papers.  And I used enamel letters to create the 3rd one on the top:

I used 3D foam tape to pop up the middle "grateful" for additional dimension.

The titles in the larger bottom section create the foundation for the larger 5" x 7" photo.  I created a dividing border between the top and bottom portions with a strip of patterned paper and pink rick rack.

I included a couple of journaling strips next to the middle "grateful".  I framed the photo with floral ephemera and stickers.

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

Card Sentiments 4

Grateful

Remember to come back and see more fall and grateful themed projects this week and next.  Have a great week!

Majken

Majken Pullin

 


A Blue Sky Day | Patricia November 12, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  I was so inspired by the Floral Frame 2 to use it in the Heidi Swapp Storyline Scrapbooking Insert I'm using today.  

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

I cut the cut file from white cardstock as is without changing the size.  But once it was cut, I turned the design and carefully cut in half trimming around the flowers to make a clean cut.  

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

I backed all of the same flowers the same as well as the leaves, leaving the smaller flowers as is.  Adhering both of my sides to each side of page gave me a great place to add my title and journaling on the left.

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

And my photo on the right.  

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

I am a little partial to blue and green, so I love how this came out concentrating on my favorite colors as well as going perfectly with my title and story!

JustNick Studio, Floral Frame 2

Hope this inspires you to use this frame as is to cut it out, but then use it in a different on your next project!


Picture Perfect by Sophie Delorme November 9, 2020 07:30

Hello everyone !

 

It's Sophie here and I am very happy to share this lovely layout with you today !

 

 

I used the beautiful Botanical Wreath that just arrived to the store in October.

 

 

I cut the wreath on my cutting machine and used only the 2/3 of it.

 

I started my page with a thick white cardstock, on which I added a bit of water-colour paint behind where I planned to put the wreath. I did little splatters of blue water-colour and some gold color shine as well.

 

I backed the delicate wreath with patterned papers from the beautiful Jen Hadfield collection named "The Avenue". I added some fussy cut leaves, flowers and chestnuts from the same collection.

 

 

I added adhesive foam behind the cut file before adhering it to the page. 

 

The photo is from me and my son, documenting how tall he his at 16 years old, and how time flies by.... 

 

My title is from a pocket life card, and I also created a label on which I stamped "Time Flies" with blue ink.

 

 

Finally, I created other leaves with an exclusive stamp set from Scrapbook and Cards Today to add to the floral clusters, and sticked down little golden puffy sticker leaves from Jen Hadfield.

 

 

I hand wrote my journaling and stamped the date.

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how it turned out !

 

Isn't this cut file just breathtakingly beautiful !??!

 

I hope I inspired you to get crafty today, thank you so much for passing by !

 

Sophie xx

 

 


Cozy Day | Majken Pullin November 3, 2020 07:00

Hello lovely, crafty friends!  Majken here, and I'm so glad you are visiting the JustNick Studio blog today.  Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout using a background cut file called "Doily Background".  Let's take a peek:

I started by cutting out the Doily Background from white textured cardstock so I could pair it with this gorgeous Simple Stories Cozy Days collection!  I layered the cut file on top of an 11" x 11" piece of white textured cardstock.

I wanted the simplicity of the tone on tone, and I love the effect!  I machine stitched around the edges of the white textured cardstock over the blue floral patterned paper.

I used several of the patterned papers to layer under the photo of my daughter.

I put my title and a few journaling strips over the cut file and sprinkled some chipboard hearts & flowers with enamel dots.

Here is the cut file I used today:

Doily Background

You can see a huge collection of background cut files on the JustNick Studio store to choose from!

Remember to share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio .

Thanks for visiting today!

Majken

 


Happy Halloween | Patricia October 30, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Spider Webs, Halloween Titles, Halloween, Patricia Roebuck

Hello JustNick Cut File Fans and Happy Halloween!!!  I am using the Heidi Swapp Storyline Scrapbook Insert again for this project and actually using part of the same Whimsical Frames cut file I used on my earlier post you can see here.  And as you can see, I have lots of Spiderwebs using the Spiderwebs cut file.

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And my title(s) are from the Halloween Titles!  Both sets of these are a must have. The spider webs have the amazing borders and the three sizes of individual webs.  And these titles!  I LOVE the skinny font with the shadow effect.
 
JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Halloween Titles, Halloween

 

I backed all the webs with the colorful Bella Blvd Halloween collection.  The black webs, and the colors of the pattern papers really pop with the white background.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Spider Webs, Halloween Titles, Halloween, Patricia Roebuck

This is how I used the inside of the Whimsical Frames, as blocks to ground photos and add washi tape and a title to it.  The shapes of them are just right, and really help emphasize the design and repetition of black.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Spider Webs, Halloween Titles, Halloween, Patricia Roebuck

There's some close-ups of the titles, so in love with those!  I used two photos from several years ago that really captured Halloween to my little one, at that time.  I just finished this with a few die cuts.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Spider Webs, Halloween Titles, Halloween, Patricia Roebuck

Hope you have a wonderful, safe Halloween, and grab these cut files to document your stories!


Boo | Majken Pullin October 29, 2020 07:00

Boo, y'all!  Happy Halloween everyone.  Majken here today to continue the Halloween-themed fun, and I'm so glad you're here!  For Halloween in 2018, my cute son quickly settled on being a hotdog.  He's so fun.  :)  I hadn't documented that yet, so this year is the perfect opportunity.  Let's take a peek!

First, I cut the house and bats from "Haunted" out from black textured cardstock and played around with it with my photo to make sure I had it in the place I wanted it.

**TIP ALERT**:  If you place a lot of pieces of cardstock or papers out and don't want to lose the placement, have I got a tip for you!

1. Place your pieces where you plan to put them:

2. Take a low tack or well-loved Silhouette Cameo or other 12 x 12 cutting mat and lay it tack-side down over the project:

3. Press your fingers over the pieces and then carefully flip the cut file and set aside:

4. Put adhesive on the back of the pieces, flip it back over when you are ready to put the pieces on your project, and carefully peel the mat off your project.  If you aren't sure of some of the pieces, you can leave the adhesive off until you're ready.

That's it!  I hope you find that helpful when you are working with small pieces of a cut file or ephemera.  :)

Okay next I used the super cute Simple Stories Happy Haunting with some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and silver spritz.  I cut a piece of white textured cardstock to 10" x 10" and blended Black Soot ink dark at the top gradually getting lighter almost at the bottom.  Once it was dry, I spritzed water on it and blotted it with a paper towel, then I spritzed glittery silver spray on top.

I distressed the edges and then sewed to the star patterned paper to create my base. 

I followed the same inking steps on a smaller piece to cut "Boo" from "31" and "Spooky" from "Scary Stuff" out.  I also did an offset of the bats in Haunted and cut out the slightly larger outline from light gray cardstock so they'd show up a little better from the background.

Some other angles:

Here are the cut files I used on today's project:

Haunted

Scary Stuff

I know we'll have a different Halloween this year, so I hope you stay healthy and safe!  You can find all the JustNick Studio Halloween cut files here, and don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram using #justnickstudio.

Majken

Majken Pullin


Too Cute To Spook | Sophie Delorme October 26, 2020 07:00

Hello friends !

 

It’s Sophie with you today with this lovely Halloween layout of my little girl enjoying giving treats last year !

 

 

I used two Just Nick cut files for this page: “Pumpkin Patch”

 

 

And “31” for my title.

 

 

I started with a thick white cardstock for my background, where I added a few watercolors behind the title and on the lower part of the layout.

 

 

I decided to use a beautiful collection from Simple Stories named “Happy Haunting” for my page. I teared a big chunk of patterned paper to “ground” the pumpkins and I backed each of them with different patterned papers and black cardstock for the eyes and mouths.

 

 

I added adhesive foam on the back of the cut file before adhering it to the page.

 

I also backed my title with adhesive foam. I love the extra dimension it gives to it.

 

 

I drew a spider web that connects my title to the photo and pumpkins.

 

Finally, I embellished the page with flowers, bats and a pumpkin cardstock sticker.

 

 

 

 

 

I handwrote my journaling and added a few white nuvo drops as the finishing touch.

 

 

I love the end result and the color scheme of my page.

 

I hope you do too !

 

Thanks for passing by today and I wish you a lovely crafty day !

 

Sophie xx

 


Sweet Dreams | Majken Pullin October 16, 2020 07:00 1 Comment

Hello lovely craft friends!  Majken here with you today to share a sweet scrapbook layout with my baby girl from 18 years ago.  <3  I chose to use a couple of cut files from the JustNick Studio store: Dream Big and Sunny Days.  Here is my project:

I chose to use this gorgeous rainbow paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Daydream collection, and I first stitched the rainbow bands, the blue hearts, and the raindrops.

Next I cut out "Sweet Dreams" from the Dream Big cut file using white textured cardstock on my Cameo.  To go with the blue hearts and the raindrops, I cut the "Dreams" outline from matching blue patterned paper to back the word.

I love the dimension from the stitches and popping up some of the ephemera flowers! I also didn't trust journaling directly on my layout after all the stitching, so I wrote on thin strips of white cardstock and cut it out to put between the pink and yellow rainbow bands.

The raindrops felt lonely without clouds, so I opened the "Sunny Days" cut file to cut out three clouds and backed them with two colors of patterned paper.  I dotted them with some of the word strip stickers, too.

Here are the lovely cut files I used on today's layout:

Dream Big

Thank you for joining us today on the JustNick Studio blog!  I hope you are inspired to create a sweet title on your own projects.

Majken


I don't like photos at all | Anna Blades October 13, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Anna here with you again with a new layout featuring one of the beautiful cut files designed by Nicole. For today's project, I chose the super cute Photo Memories cut file, which I cut large enough to take up most of the page.

I cut the camera from white cardstock and backed it with patterned paper. I raised the small parts with foam to add more dimension to the cut file. And I also stacked the whole camera to the page with a piece of foam too.

For my background, I used a watercolor sheet and made some mixed media with the Magical's from Lindy's. The colors match the papers really well, and it's hard to see it in the photos, but they have a beautiful glossy finish.  I trimmed half an inch from each side, I distressed the edges and put it onto a navy blue patterned paper.

If you look at the picture, you'll see that the title is ironic. My little daughter loves to pose like a model. To build my title, I combined an old Pinkfresh Studio alphabet sticker with the word "photos" from the cut file.

 I didn't have any cardstock from the right color, so I mixed some distress oxide inks in a piece of smooth cardstock to get this dark blue. Then, I cut out the word with my Cameo. I think it looks great!

For this layout, I used the gorgeous Daydream Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I created three floral clusters to embellish my page and change the original star-shaped camera lens for this circle frame die cut.

And that's it! I hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a crafty week!


Happy Birthday | Patricia October 5, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Whimsical Frames, Patricia Roebuck, Heidi Swapp Storyline

Hello!  Patricia here today to share my first spread in the Heidi Swapp Storyline inserts for scrapbooking.  This format is similar to a Traveler's Notebook, but with a little more wiggle room for creativity.  So for me, it is the best of both, and it was perfect for using the Whimsical Frames as a cluster!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Whimsical Frames,

I used 3 of the 4 frames, and stapled them together.  You'll see another spread in my notebook later this month using the black inside part of the cut frames.  For this spread, I traced and cut out pattern paper for them, and then printed a photo to cluster on top.  After that, I stamped the large date, and added embellishments to finish.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Whimsical Frames, Patricia Roebuck, Heidi Swapp Storyline
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Whimsical Frames, Patricia Roebuck, Heidi Swapp Storyline

Super easy to finish that side because of the frames.  And inspired by the whimsical look, I added doodling around the frames.  With this notebook, I could create with just one side, but I think I will look at it as I would a Traveler's Notebook or even a pocket page and use the other side for more photos, creativity, and journaling, which is what I did on the right side here.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Whimsical Frames, Patricia Roebuck, Heidi Swapp Storyline

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Will be back with a Halloween spread in this notebook using the inside of these cut frames later this month...happy creating!


My Little Sweet Heart | Sophie Delorme October 2, 2020 07:00 46 Comments

Hello all !

 

It's Sophie with you today sharing an adorable layout using the beautiful Whimsical Frames cut file.

 

 

Here is the cut file:

 

 

I cut the right upper frame three times with my cutting machine on white cardstock, and backed the centre of the frames with a photo of me and my little girl Sabrina, and some patterned papers from the Felicity Janes digital kit named "Amber".

 

Before adhering the frames to my page, I played with some water-colours to create a soft and subtle mixed media background that matched the color scheme of the collection.

 

 

I added adhesive foam under the frames for more dimension. I chose my title, which is a combination of some American Crafts Thickers and Pinkfresh Studio Mini puffy alpha stickers, and centered it just above my photo.

 

 

I fussy cut embellishments from the Felicity Jane collection like the leaves, the pumpkins and the beautiful hearts, as well as a subtitle. 

 

Finally, I added a paper bow, created with a punch, on top of the first frame, as the finishing touch. 

 

 

I love how it turned out ! These frames are so delicate and plenty of tiny details !

 

Remember, you don't always have to necessarily put a photo in a frame. You can embellish them with patterned papers or die cuts, ephemeras, etc. 

 

Here are more close-ups of the layout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you found inspiration in this layout !

 

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

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 


Memory Planner | Patricia Roebuck September 28, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Geo Stencil, Good Times, Memory Planner

Hello Friends!!  I am back on the JustNick blog to share more ways to use the cut files as stencils, but this time in my memory planner.  I first opened and edited the Pumpkin Tags and cut just one plain tag from white cardstock.

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After my tag was cut, I used a makeup blending brush to brush on red dye ink onto both sides of the tag using the Geo Stencil.

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Then I used the same ink to stencil through the Good Times cut file.  

JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Good Times

Once that was inked, I traced the outside of the cut file with a black pen, then used a tiny makeup blending brush and black ink to add shading all the way around each letter.  I wanted a distressed look to the letters as well as softens the pen lines.  Then I stamped a sentiment on top of this.  What is great about this idea is I have five layers of media on top of this tag but there is no bulk.  This makes it perfect for my memory planner.  I just used washi tape along the right side to create a hinge.

JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Geo Stencil, Good Times, Memory Planner

The other side, I left the one layer of stencil, and added my journaling, more stamping and a few die cuts to finish.

JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Geo Stencil, Good Times, Memory Planner
JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Geo Stencil, Good Times, Memory Planner

I finished my weekly memory planner with photos, journaling, stamping and embellishments creating a collage. 

JustNick Studio, Cut File, JustNick Cut Files, Geo Stencil, Good Times, Memory Planner
I love the tag as a focal point for my planner with the layers and the hidden journaling.  I hope this gives you more ideas to try stenciling in your next project!

 


BESTIES by Sophie Delorme September 23, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone and happy fall !

 

It's Sophie here and I am sharing a beautiful autumnal layout about my little girl and our dog. 

 

 

The assignment today was to create a page using a cut file like a stencil. When I saw the gorgeous Mandalla 3 that just arrived in the store, I NEW I had to use it in some way !!!

 

 

I cut it on white cardstock, put it on water-colour paper and applied white textured paste delicately on it with a palette knife. I removed the cut file and let my background dry completely before adding water-colours that matched my color scheme. I used the beautiful "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories.

 

 

I placed my photo on the right lower corner of my layout, to really make the mandala stand out from the page. I layered tissue paper, adhesive foam and a few patterned papers behind it.

 

 

I embellished around my photo with stickers and fussy cut flowers from the same Simple Stories collection. I also teared a strip of patterned paper for the bottom edge of the page.

 

I used a Simple Stories foam sticker for my title, and adhered it so that it starts right in the centre of the beautiful mandala. 

 

 

I handwrote my journaling directly on the background and added plenty of blue, white and pink Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch.

 

 

Oh how I like the end-result ! This Mandalla cut file is just fabulous !!! Using cut files like a stencil is another beautiful way to get creative and it gives a completely different look to them !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired to use this Mandalla cut file and get your creativity going !

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 

 


Pumpkin Spice is Back | Patricia September 15, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

Hello JustNick Friends!  I have a post to share today to show you how to combine two stencils, using pattern paper, and embellishments in your traveler's notebook.  The first stencil I am using is the Grid Stencil.

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And then I will layer the Floral Cluster 2 over it.

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The stenciling is concentrated on the right side onto white textured cardstock.  The left side is one sold piece of pattern paper with very two colors and a basic small pattern.  To make the contrast of the pattern paper side and stenciled side work, I concentrated the Grid Stencil in the center of the textured cardstock using black ink and a makeup blending brush.

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I kept it just enough to not be in the forefront of the design.  I love this basic technique because it gives an airbrushed effect.  Next, I used the swirl flowers from the Floral Cluster 2 with colored pencils!  The pencils give me more precision, and I want that textured look from the textured cardstock.  I tried this on plain, and it isn't the same.  The textured cardstock with the stenciling with pencils really makes this.

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I moved the flowers and leaves around where I wanted them.  Once my background was complete, I took inspiration from a collage you would see at Starbucks, and used my die cuts and letters in different directions across my page, with my photo in the middle.

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Keeping the yellow pattern paper side simple, I just added a strip of pattern paper along the spine of my notebook for added color and to create a triangle with the oranges from the right side, added some stickers, stamping and journaling to finish.

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So many ways to use cut files as stencils.  This is a wonderful subtle but also colorful way to add texture and pattern to your background while still using your stash of pattern paper and alphabet stickers!  Happy creating!!


Stories Can Be Beautiful | Patricia Roebuck August 18, 2020 06:00

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Hello Everyone!  I'm excited to be back this month to share a fun way to use the JustNick cut files as a stencil.  I'm using it in my traveler's notebook, but this could apply to a larger scrapbook layout or even cards.  I'm using this awesome new Circular Motion Background.

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As soon as I saw it, I loved the circular patterns and noticed a gap between the clusters as well as the larger circles.  After cutting it, it inspired me to pull out my watercolors, and fill in the larger gaps with black watercoloring.  I removed the inner circles and applied more watercolors to the main design still attached to my cut file.

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I used a rounded medium size brush and was liberal in coloring, but also made sure I had enough water mixed in so that the colors would be a little softer.  I kept some of the inner circle pieces that cut all the way out from the design, to re-attach, and then added messy black machine stitching.  With using this as a stencil, I've created a wonderful, unique first layer, so I continue my layers with added splatters from the watercolors.

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My final layer to add before adding my pattern paper and photos, is using the cut file again as a stencil with a fine tip black pen through some of the openings.  I add my stamping, fussy cut flowers from pattern paper, and photos.

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I used more of those inner loose circles from the cut file, to machine stitch across the right page, added a larger fussy cut file, and created a cluster of layers.  

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My journaling corresponds to the photos on the left, so after typing and adhering the labels, I used numbers for the photos and labels.  My pre-teen daughter will catch that mindcraft mistake ;)

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Hope this inspires you to not just use the cut files as is, but as stencils using either a spray mist, ink and blender, or try this watercolor look and then add some details with a black pen.  Happy Creating!!!


Summer Ride | Patricia Roebuck August 4, 2020 06:00

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Hello Friends!!  I love all things related to summer, but one favorite is bike riding.  I used the new Summer cut file with the retro look to document one of the photos on the longer bike rides I take with my husband.

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I cut the file from textured peach colored cardstock, resizing it to fit on one side of my notebook.  The cut file is great as is, but to add even more texture to it, I machine stitched in white across the bottom, and then added the rest of my title to it.  It is a perfect way to add on to your title, or get more creative with adding colors to the cut file.

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Before adhering my title, I typed and stamped on the bottom for my journaling, and then adhered everything into place.

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I wanted the right side to focus on a photo spot my husband and I stopped at along our route.  I loved the bridge and road, but also the '20' on the post.  I used that for the year, then added embellishments to my large photo to finish.

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JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Summer, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you grab this Summer cut file and get creative with it for your summer memories!


Make Waves | Patricia July 20, 2020 07:00

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Hi Everyone!  I'm back with the second half of the TN Make Waves cut file in my Traveler's Notebook today!  You can see the first post here of how I used the right side of this cut file.  Today, I'm using the left side of the cut file with the 'Make Waves' as the title.

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Similar to the first TN spread, I cut the left side using pattern paper.  My pattern paper is bolder, but with only black and white, I can easily back those letters with a lighter pattern paper to help them stand out.  And to help them stand out more, I loved the look of the backside of this black and white pattern (the pink).  So I flipped my cut out letters from the cut file, foam adhered, and offset them a bit to create a shadow look on just a few of them.

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I added the puffy butterfly sticker in the black and white to create a break in the pattern.  I didn't want to take away from the pattern paper, and I wanted the large photo and it's details to stand out on the right, so I typed my journaling with the typewriter on a separate cardstock, added black machine stitching, and then trimmed and adhered.  Doing this gives a little bit more visual of the background.

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For my large photo on the right, I just added puffy heart stickers, and die cuts to finish...cascading down along the waves on the shore.

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To add a little more dimension to this page, I foam adhered a couple of the die cuts.

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Very easy TN spread to put together.  Two uses from the same cut file, and also using the cut out letters within my design.  Happy creating!!


This is the Good Stuff | Patricia July 10, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Make Waves

Hello Friends!!  I am always a little envious of summer break for my daughter.  As adults, we miss those days!  Today's post is documenting about swimming as our favorite way to enjoy Summer, but it is also to share how you can get two Traveler's Notebook spreads from the new TN Make Waves cut file.  Since we adults don't have Summer Breaks, making the most of our time in the craft room is a win/win for us!

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Next week I will share the other half of this cut file in my notebook. For today, I'm using the right side.  How cool is that pattern.  I chose to cut this file out from a tone on tone pattern paper, and then backed it with a diagonally black and white pattern paper.  Just enough contrast, but not too much.  I make the cut file a tad bit bigger but not too much, and that way it gives me room to create a layered look under it before adhering to my notebook.

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In planning this spread, I wanted to add a good bit of journaling about our Summertime favorite activity.  So I printed my photos small about 2x2.75, trimming them with just about a 1/4" inch of the white border.  I like the white border on photos to create some breathing room for the design.  Then I clustered die cuts and puffy stickers around the photos.  If you are very linear in your scrapbooking, clustering photos like this and tilting them is a good start in creating that carefree layered look.  The die cuts help to ground the photos.

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I love seeing all that beautiful cut file above it and peeking underneath.  For my journaling, I decided to highlight it with a die cut frame.  I traced the inside opening of the frame on a separate piece of cardstock, then sent this through my typewriter to type my journaling, trimmed, stapled, and then adhered.

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All I did to finish this page was add more of the same flower die cuts, and blue die cut with the saying and color to balance that blue from the left side to add more framing of the journaling.  I also added the year with same stamp that I used to stamp June on the left side die cut.

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I will be back later this month using the second half of this same cut file.  I hope this shows you how simple and quick your creative time can be during the busy Summer months!


BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that ! 

I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.

I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !

So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!

 I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.

 I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout. 

 I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.

 Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you  will get inspired on the spot !

Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wish you all a great crafty day !

Sophie xx


Best Birthday Ever | Patricia June 25, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever

Hello Friends!  I'm excited to see the Traveler's Notebook cut files JustNick Studio has in the shop!  For today I'm sharing this project using the TN Best Day Ever cut file.

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I did enlarge the cut file a little bit more to just be a tad smaller than my notebook.  Since I used pattern paper to cut this file out, I decided to use the 'best day ever' letters as part of my title and not use the negative cut file (page).  I used another white piece of cardstock, fussy cut pattern paper, and then foam adhered my letters to it.  Another way I changed the use of the cut file, was instead of using 'day,' I used 'birthday.'

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I used the background cut file for my right side.  I didn't want a big contrast and love how the letters from 'best ever' flow with the same pattern paper I used her on the right.  I also love the greens from the fussy cutting pattern paper, so I used a tight pattern paper paper with some of the same greens found in the fussy cut leaves to back the majority of this cut file.

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And then for the larger ornate cut outs, I used a simple grid with similar colors to flow nicely with my left side.  I love how this came out giving me the beautiful texture, soft colors, and layers. 

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This cut file captured this special birthday perfectly!  Whether you had amazing vacation, celebration, time with others, the TN cut files are a great way to get started.  Hope this inspires you to tweak the cut titles, and don't be afraid to use the pattern paper as the cut out and then layer with more pattern papers!  


Black Beauty | Patricia June 9, 2020 07:00

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Hello JustNick Studio Friends!  I am using the brand new TN Beauty cut file for my project today and completely intended on using it for what I usually scrapbook about, my family.  But as a scrapbooker and a creative person, and more so lately, I tend to be influenced by what is going on around me.  So today's post is influenced by so much sadness and seeing toxic behaviors, but also bringing in my spiritual beliefs and faith into them with paper and this gorgeous cut file.

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With those feelings and influences, I immediately thought 'black beauty.'  So I built that cut file page around it by backing it with a rich beautiful woodgrain pattern paper and then added my title and embellishments around it.  Gorgeous against that black!

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I tinkered a bit with adding something else to that left side, but decided to focus on a lot of white space in the design, and add a big pop of contrast and color to the right along with my typed journaling.  I used a scrap piece of cardstock with dried watercolors on it to type my scripture and add to the right side.

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I used the same woodgrain pattern paper on the back of this cut file page, and then used the reverse of it with the floral and leaf patterns to back my leaves and flowers.  I did concentrate on backing the leaves first with most of the green from the pattern.

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And then concentrated the large floral patterns to back the floral cut file parts of this file.  It came out even better than I imagined, looking like stained glass.

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I hope this inspires you as well to use your gifts and talents to process through these difficult times.  It helps us to be the best we can for others that we influence in our lives.  Happy creating!!