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Gratitude Bullet Journaling | Patricia November 4, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  I am posting on the blog today to share an idea for my gratitude journaling for the month of November in my Canvo Notebook.

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I used a combination of JustNick Cut Files along with other stencils and stamps to get my journaling started.  I first used the TN Fall 2 negative from the leaf design to create my background.

TN Fall 2

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I added more stenciling, and then stamping to my background to build layers.  For the focus, I used the Thankful Cut File and backed it with pattern paper and vellum for the hearts so there would be a little see-through.

Thankful

I created a layered, colorful start to my gratitude journal on the left side.  On the right, I will start journaling, but also love to create or extend the theme.  I used the Leaf Grid Background as a stencil in the center of my page, then added Photo Tabs 1 at the top.  I plan on using a Photo Tab and the Leaves 5 on each page.

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I won't journal something everyday.  I like the idea of doing it weekly.  That way I don't create this as a mandatory to-do, but to reflect during the week and identify things to be thankful for:  big or small, really anything!

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So my journal is off to a good start and I think it is doable, keeping it to a weekly gratitude journal rather than daily.  Using the cut files as is, as masks or stencils really helped create layers to my journal while keeping it relatively flat too.  I will be back later this month to show how I have progressed!


Cozy Fall | TN with Patricia October 22, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  My post today uses the same cut files I used for my project earlier this month.  You can find that post here.  I had created several Fall Apple Cider Treats  to give out to friends.  For those cards, I used the Fall Foliage Background with pink and grey paint to stencil onto woodgrain cards.  I rarely like to throw out anything, and loved all that wonderful paint on my Fall Foliage cut file.

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 I backed some of the leaves with black or a sage green cardstock.  I wanted to also copy the same colors I used for my Fall Treats.  Instead of using the entire cut file in my Traveler's Notebook, I trimmed it and adhered it to the right.

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I printed my photos small, and then foam adhered one of the photos over the other to create a pretty layered look over the leaves.  Then added die cuts and a wood veneer to finish that side.  I also used the black clothespin and twine from my original treats.

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For the left side, I used that same 'fall' image from the I Like Fall cut file.

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But then backed it with the painted, stenciled woodgrain card.  Love the look of the paint on the woodgrain peeking through.

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I used a 3x4 trimmed down card to add my journaling and then finished this side with date stamping and an acrylic word that tied in with my cut file and also had a similar script font.

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A few things I loved about using the same cut files I had used from the treats are: 

  • it gave me my color scheme, which I would not have thought of for Fall.
  • I had a unique look to the Fall Foliage background from using it with paint.
  • no creative block or overthinking since I already had the inspiration from the original project.

Hope this reminds you to not throw out the leftover cut files, but instead use that color or inspiration to create another project with them!  Happy creating!


Fall Apple Cider Treats | Patricia Roebuck October 2, 2019 07:00

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Hello JustNick Friends!!  We aren't quite enjoying Fall weather, but this time of the year, I love to create, and especially like to give something I made to friends and family.  For today, I have Fall Apple Cider treats that I created for scrapbook friends for a recent crop.  I used a pre-made 3x4 wood grain card as my base.  Then I used the new Fall Foliage Background with grey and pink paint as a stencil to create my background onto the card.  These colors are inspired by the tea bag.

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Once all of my cards were dry, I attached the tea bag and the Fall die cut in a contrasting color that is also picking up the green from the tea bag.

Even though I used paint, these came together quickly.  I created 24 of them!  Perfect little gifts to make someone's day, but with giving these to crafters, they are able to re-use the cut file and the painted card.  

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I have a few leftovers and I still have the Fall Foliage Background, so I plan on using these to create another project I will share here on the JustNick blog later this month!  Happy creating!

 


Bible Journaling | Words | Patricia Roebuck | Video September 12, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  This is Patricia to share a project using JustNick Word cut files.  This inspired me to use the cut files for Bible Journaling!  Since the pages are thin and I don't have too much wiggle room for bulky embellishments, word and, in this case, alphas as well, create the color, texture, and even dimension while keeping the entry relatively flat.

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Combining my thoughts on this first chapter in Daniel, I started building my idea by choosing phrases JustNick had available that would work with this entry.  I used 'Captured' from the Hashtags 1 cut file.

The Word 'heart' from the Love List Cut File.

And then used a combination of alpha cut files to form the rest of the journaling, using the Outline Alpha for the 'BUT.'

The Script Alpha for 'a.'

And the Type It Alpha for 'god.'

Working in the Silhouette Studio software allowed me the option to resize and make sure the cut files would fit within the margins.  

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I wanted to draw attention to 'captured' first, cutting it from black cardstock and fitting it in an area with more space was perfect.  I also emphasized it with using gelatos layered under it.

As I cut my phrases and letters, I focused on bold, contrasting colors.  The black is always wonderful for this, and I still used a little bit for the outline of the 'but,' but then brought in some bold pattern papers to cut from.

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To prime my page, I first used Clear Gesso, then used more gelatos to create a pattern along the margin before adhering the stickers, phrases, and words.

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Using cut files for your Bible journaling is a great way to create a bold entry without the bulk, you use up your cardstock and pattern papers in ways you may not have thought before.  

I have a process video you can watch below, or in HD on my YouTube channel here showing how this came together.  Thank you for stopping by and hope this inspires you to use your cut files for any project!