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Memory Planner | Patricia Roebuck September 28, 2020 06:00
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.
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.
Then I used the same ink to stencil through the Good Times cut file.
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.
The other side, I left the one layer of stencil, and added my journaling, more stamping and a few die cuts to finish.
I finished my weekly memory planner with photos, journaling, stamping and embellishments creating a collage.
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,
Pumpkin Spice is Back | Patricia September 15, 2020 06:00
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.
And then I will layer the Floral Cluster 2 over it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;)
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
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.
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.
Before adhering my title, I typed and stamped on the bottom for my journaling, and then adhered everything into place.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
To add a little more dimension to this page, I foam adhered a couple of the die cuts.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
Best Birthday Ever | Patricia June 25, 2020 07:00
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Good Times | Patricia May 14, 2020 07:00
Hello Everyone! I hope you have taken advantage of the NSD sale last week. JustNick Studio Cut Files always get me inspired. Today I'm using the Spring Wreath 2 in my Traveler's Notebook.
I cut the file in the size it opened to in my Silhouette Studio Software. I intended to use the positive cut file only, but I loved the look of the negative, that I used both! First I printed my photo large enough to fill the inside, trimmed and adhered to my notebook. Then I took the negative from the cut file, trimmed the cardstock to fit my album, folded it in middle, and adhered.
Then I just fit the positive cut file inside it. I made my photo Black and White because it was so busy with the green grass. I also love the contrast of the black and white photo with the white from the cut file. To add a striking contrast, I added die cuts in florals and leaves that matched the cut file, tucking them here and there and foam adhering a few. My title is a wood veneer piece and adds a nice subtle contrast to the photo.
I didn't need a lot of journaling for this, so I just stamped and fussy cut for my date, then added puffy stickers to add my year. To add a little more pop of color, I lined and tucked labels in the same colors as the die cuts under the negative cut file to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying these gorgeous cut files!
Give Yourself to the Gifts | Patricia May 12, 2020 07:00
Hello JustNick Friends! I have a soft layout to share today inspired by the Floral Butterfly cut file! I used this cut file for my 6x8 layout, so I sized it down to fit before cutting it.
I chose pattern papers with no pattern just color, this gives my butterfly a nice soft look.
I used the same colors from the pattern paper to stamp out my title. Once everything was in place, I fussy cut flowers from pattern papers that coordinated with the papers I used for the butterfly. Then added the wood veneer leaf under the butterfly.
The fussy cut pattern paper florals and wood veneer leaf adds to the color and builds up that floral side of the butterfly and overall design of the layout.
I wanted to add some journaling, and the vellum pocket matting my photo holds a tag where I typed my journaling.
Thanks so much everyone for stopping by and hope this inspires you in ways to use this gorgeous cut file!!
Berry Sweet | Patricia April 17, 2020 06:00
Hello Everyone! I'm sharing a story in my Traveler's Notebook that usually would go differently. We love to go pick strawberries, but with the virus, this year, we couldn't. But thankfully, they were selling flats near us. To tell this story, I used the new Berry Sweet cut file!
I cut the strawberries twice with two different pattern papers. On the left side, I used the two pattern paper cuts together, but on the right I used just the outside of the cut file. For my title, I used the 'berry sweet' in the same two pattern papers. I stamped the flowers and leaves before adhering the 'berry'. I added machine stitching to the pink pattern paper and tucked 'sweet' partially under. I love the stamped and the tucked under look because they both give an illusion as being within the design.
I used the Flowers cut file to accent the 'berry' and used them a lot more on the right side.
I penciled in and typed my journaling with my typewriter. To bring in some of the bold black stamping on the left, I used a small strip of black cardstock under my photo, and then framed with the berry outline and flowers cut files.
I left some white space on this side since so much color and texture on the left. But did add a die cut, another flower and a little stamping at the top to finish it.
Thanks so much, everyone, for letting me share and for stopping by! Please document during this time. You don't feel like it now, but you will want to look back. Also, creating is good therapy!!
Spring Windowframe | Patricia April 2, 2020 06:00
Hello JustNick friends! We are in some crazy times, but I'm so thankful to have a creative outlet in scrapbooking. If you are like me and a non-essential employee and staying home these days, I hope you take advantage of the 40% off with the code STAYHOME40. It ends tomorrow, April 3rd.
The JustNick team has been sharing Springtime projects using Spring cut files, and I'm excited to bring another Spring inspired project for today's post using the new Spring Windowframe cut file!
I left the cut file size as is, but used the knife tool to cut it down the middle to use in my Traveler's Notebook. I wanted to give some bounce, color, airiness, and texture, so I picked a 12x12 piece of pattern paper with a white background and large colorful circles. This created some white space, but with some pops of colors peeking through the window frame.
For the flowers in the cut file, I used two colors of solid cardstock to complement my background pattern paper I chose. The orange is a textured cardstock while pale yellow is more smooth. I love the contrast, even though it is subtle.
This cut file is a PERFECT way to add small photos behind some of the frames! I chose to leave my photos in color instead of black and white, to show that we were outside with everything green and flowers blooming. The cut file with the frame, helps to break up the business of the photos. I also added machine stitching around the frame to add more definition. For my journaling, I used labels to coordinate with the colors of my pattern paper to send through my typewriter. To add more dimension, I placed three on the left, with one foam adhered and one on the right foam adhered. Tucking a label under the cut file is a great way to add to the dimension.
I worked within the cut file and the photos to add pre-made die cuts and my title.
So may ways you can use this cut file! I really love it with including photos, using a patterned paper behind it, and two colors and textures of cardstock. But this would be so great reversing it with cardstock behind it, and then pattern paper for the flowers too! Hope this gives you some ideas to take some time to get lost in your own creations right now!
Japan | Patricia March 19, 2020 07:00
It's Time for Fun | Patricia March 3, 2020 07:00
Happy March everyone! Even though I live in the South and our Winters are not harsh, I am very ready for warmer weather! I have a spread in my Life Crafted Album that pulls some beautiful, fresh colors using the JustNick Divided Florals and Spring Florals.
This particular memory is not a Spring memory. In addition to that, they are taken at night with my iPhone and poor quality. The cut files and the colors I chose to work with help bring some brightness and fun to capture this memory. I first chose one of the two Divided Florals to use vertically in my Life Crafted Traveler's Notebook. I love green, and this is also a Mardi Gras parade. I didn't want my colors to be too busy like Mardi Gras (purple, green, gold), but a subtle variation of the holiday with more of a Spring feel.
I backed just the flower part of the cut file with a solid piece of pale lavender cardstock. My photos don't have too much color to draw from being so dark taken at night, but the parade's color theme is usually blue. Blue goes perfectly with my color selections and Spring feel. So I stamped and accented with embellishments in blue, as well as pulling in accents of the gold.
The right side, with the white cardstock background really helps that cut file and blue accents to pop as well as a great place for my journaling. I used that same pattern paper for the Divided Floral, but the reverse of it for a different texture over more pattern paper on the left to balance the two sides. Then cut the beautiful Spring Florals and used the same embellishment accents to again balance each side. I absolutely LOVE the large florals to draw the eye and make my photos look better than they are!
I think this is my most favorite Mardi Gras themed spread because it isn't overly themey, has the colors of the holiday, but has the Spring feel with the cut files! Hope this gives you inspiration on using your poor quality photos with the colors and cut files to really help make a beautiful spread for your next project!
Home | Patricia Roebuck February 21, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone! I love all of the mandala's that JustNick Studio is coming out with. I used one of the new ones called Decorative Mandala to document in my traveler's notebook.
I think my new favorite font of JustNick Studio is the Script Alpha 2, which I used for my title by merging the letters I needed together to cut one piece.
I cut the mandala with a black and grey pattern paper and then backed the piece with black cardstock. I wanted a striking but neutral effect with the cut file.
I trimmed it in half to fit across the top of my page. Then then added my 'home' title under it.
Once these were in place, I printed a large photo to go across the page, trimming it to fit, and added my sub-title, journaling, and embellishments.
With my Decorative Mandala and Script Alpha 2 font as my title in black, white and grey, I brought out pops of aqua, yellow and grey to complement it. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are inspired to use your JustNick cut files to document about you in your traveler's notebook!
This Year | Bullet Journaling | Patricia Roebuck January 8, 2020 07:00
Happy New Year JustNick Studio Friends!! I want to share with you new pages I created in my Canva Bullet Journal. I might have been late in finishing my gratitude journal I did in November, but I finished it, and you can see the last page here.
For today's post, I used the new cut file 'this year' with watercolors and stamps to created a title page.
To help the pattern paper stand out more against the white page, I added shading with the watercolors around it and also used a pen to outline it. I did resize the cut file just a bit to fit my page.
The next page was a full 2-page. I was going to use the new Funky Mandala cut out in the blue pattern paper, but I decided to continue the inky background but instead of using watercolors as I did on the first page, I used ink pads and a brush.
I first started by using the negative from the pattern paper to brush on color to my background, then I used the positive (the actual cut file) with inks to create more layers. I used two shades of ink in the lavender tones, but then pulled in a touch of orange. Also used it with my stenciled on speech bubbles.
I used the new Script Alpha 2 to merge my Word for 2020 "Surrender" in a darker shade of blue pattern paper to stretch across the bottom of both pages, trimming it where needed.
I added my journaling on the far left and right, and filled in the speech bubbles with stickers to finish.
There is no limit to how you can create bullet journaling, and having the cut files gives you stencils, masks, and the cut file to add to them!
Thank you for stopping by!! I Hope this gives you some idea how to get creative in 2020! I'll be back to share a Traveler's Notebook spread using that same Funky Mandala!
Gratitude Bullet Journaling | Part 2 | Patricia (UPDATED) November 20, 2019 07:00
Hi Everyone!! I'm excited to be back to show you my progress on my Gratitude Bullet Journaling! You can see my first post here. Below, I have an update to show you the rest of the journaling I added to that first post.
This format of journaling has definitely been the easiest and most enjoyable way to jot down thoughts of thankfulness with a perfect mix of being creative. I used most of the same cut files as I did for that first post, including the Leaf Grid Background.
And Photo Tabs 1
I used the Leaf Grid Background using two shades of ink to blend a background on the left, adhered the Photo Tabs 1 and Leaves 5, then added stamping and journaling. I then went back over the inside of the Leaf Grid Background with a Micron 005 black pen.
Love the added layer and dimension that creates, using the smaller point is just right too.
I stayed with the same color palette I used on my first page, so this keeps this simple but creative enough for me to accomplish for each week. Compared to the first week, all I changed was using softer colors.
For the right side, the third week, I pulled in two new cut files. The Photo Tabs 2.
And the new Grateful Heart, isn't it gorgeous!
I cut the Photo Tabs 2 in the same pattern paper, also repeating the soft color palette, and then stitched them in black thread on sewing machine. The black is repeating the black from my cut files. I love the contrast of the black with the soft colors as well.
I know I will definitely continue adding a leaf from the Leaves 5 cut files. I have that one left for the last week of November. I added my week info at the bottom near the heart.
Before I added the cut file to this page, I used the negative piece from this heart to sponge some ink using a stencil, and also added some stamping within the negative heart piece, then applied my Grateful Heart cut file.
Love the look of the Photo tabs 2 adhered to the left side overlapping (would be great on a layout like this) I added the stamped Nov to the top tab. And then along the top is where I stenciled my journaling lines and bullet acorns. Will have to update this post with the finished four weeks. Really so glad I gave this a try, so doable! Hope you find this inspiring and doable for your bullet journaling or gratitude projects!
Better late than never...I'm updating this post to show the last week of November! I changed the colors just a bit to help tie into my 'this year' page across from it. You can see that here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
For the left side, I used that same 'fall' image from the I Like Fall cut file.
But then backed it with the painted, stenciled woodgrain card. Love the look of the paint on the woodgrain peeking through.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!