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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!

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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!

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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

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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.
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Grid Stencil

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Floral Cluster 2

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Circular Motion, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

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.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Circular Motion, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

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.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Circular Motion, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

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.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Circular Motion, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

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

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

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.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Summer,

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.'

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

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.

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

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. 

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

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Beauty

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

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.

Spring Wreath 2, Cut Files, JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Wreath 2

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Floral Butterfly

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Floral Butterfly

I chose pattern papers with no pattern just color, this gives my butterfly a nice soft look.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Floral Butterfly

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Floral 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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Floral Butterfly

I wanted to add some journaling, and the vellum pocket matting my photo holds a tag where I typed my journaling.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Floral Butterfly

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

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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!

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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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Berry Sweet, Flowers,

I used the Flowers cut file to accent the 'berry' and used them a lot more on the right side.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Flowers

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Berry Sweet, Flowers

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Berry Sweet, Flowers

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Berry Sweet, Flowers

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Windowframe

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!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Spring Windowframe

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.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Windowframe

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Windowframe

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.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Windowframe

I worked within the cut file and the photos to add pre-made die cuts and my title.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Spring Windowframe

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Cherry Blossom Frame
Happy First Day of Spring!!!  I wanted to bring a very fresh, airy, and definitely Spring project to the blog today.  Falling in love with both my trip to Japan several years ago and the new Cherry Blossom Frame made this project come together so easily!  
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Cherry Blossom Frame
I cut the file as is without resizing it.  It fit perfectly across my Traveler's Notebook!  I didn't even cut it in half.  I just stitched all the way around with my sewing machine, and used liquid glue to glue down the edges and secure it in the middle.  It opens and closes perfectly.
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Cherry Blossom Frame
But before I adhered it to my pages, I decide to add watercoloring behind the cut file instead of backing it with papers to create that light, airy feel!  Once dry and the cut file in place, all I did was type my journaling on white cardstock, added more machine stitching to continue that subtle textured look, trimmed into strips and adhered to the left and the right.  
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Cherry Blossom Frame
Then I added my stamped title, tucking it under some of the cut file, added the Adventure stamp near the photo, and then started adhering embellishments.
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Cherry Blossom Frame
The last thing I added was a little more stamping under the photo!  FYI, this photo is from pre-digital days, so I had to scan it and re-print it.  The cut file with the watercoloring under it really helps to give this old photo a fresh look!
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Cherry Blossom Frame
This makes me want to take on scanning a few more of these photos from this amazing trip.  Hope it inspires you to do the same and use some of the beautiful new fresh cut files from JustNick to get you inspired and started!

It's Time for Fun | Patricia March 3, 2020 07:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Divided Florals, Spring Florals

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Divided Florals

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Divided Florals, Spring Florals

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Divided Florals, Spring Florals

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!

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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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Script Alpha 2, Decorative Mandala, Traveler's Notebook

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.

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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.

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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.  

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I trimmed it in half to fit across the top of my page.  Then then added my 'home' title under it.

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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.

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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

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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.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, This Year

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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JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Funky Mandala

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, This Year, Funky Mandala, Bullet Journaling

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5

And Photo Tabs 1

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, 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.  

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5, Photo Tabs 1, Leaf Grid Background

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

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5, Photo Tabs 1, Leaf Grid Background

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5, Photo Tabs 1, Leaf Grid Background

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

JustNick Studio, Photo Tabs 2

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

JustNick Studio, Grateful Heart, Cut Files

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Grateful Heart, Photo Tabs 2, Leaves 5, Gratitude Journal

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.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5, Photo Tabs 1, Leaf Background

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Photo Tabs 1

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5

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!

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Leaves 5, Photo Tabs 1, Leaf Background

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!