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This Year | Bullet Journaling | Patricia Roebuck January 8, 2020 07:00

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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I added my journaling on the far left and right, and filled in the speech bubbles with stickers to finish.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Leaves 5

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And Photo Tabs 1

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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.  

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Love the added layer and dimension that creates, using the smaller point is just right too.

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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.

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For the right side, the third week, I pulled in two new cut files.  The Photo Tabs 2.

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And the new Grateful Heart, isn't it gorgeous!  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

(UPDATE)

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.

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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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JustNick Studio Cut Files, Fall Cut File, I Like Fall, Travelers Notebook, Scrapbooking

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!