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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.
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!
What I've loved in 2019 - Johanna Valayer January 5, 2019 07:00
Moments I Love | Majken Pullin July 24, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick creatives - Majken here! I'm happy to be joining you today with a layout showcasing two cut files. Just over two years ago, my husband and I took the kids with us on our first trip to Canada, to what we think is the most stunning place: Banff, Alberta. We just fell in love with the welcoming people and the gorgeous views, and that's why I chose the Free Love cut file to create a large title for this layout.
One of my favorite techniques is to back the cut file with different patterned papers from a collection, then add in some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots. All the different depths form a perfect contrasting interest to the cut file!
I wanted to tie the floral look with the butterflies with some clouds, so I chose the Fluffy Cloud Background cut file to cut a couple of the clouds (I used the inside of two) and popped one up for even more "fluff"!
Large titles are very "in", and the Free Love cut file was perfect. Go grab a cut file to create your own large title and don't overlook using the insides of cut files for your projects like I did with the clouds.
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Have a fun week!
Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 6, 2018 07:00 2 Comments
Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!! I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago. I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.
Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro. I've been crafty all my life! I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style. My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros. I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.
Okay, on to the layout!
I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am. I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks. I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.
I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.
I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.
I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others!
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Have a crafty weekend!
Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
We are celebrating all things "backgrounds" this week on the blog, which happen to be my favorite cut files to use. One background can have so many variations and be used in countless ways.
For this project, I using the Under the Cherry Tree Background file with the Webster's Pages My Happy Place collection.
As usual, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the file but knew I wanted to use it. After I cut it out using white card stock, I decided to remove the frame around the branches so the limbs are more fluid with the paper. Next, I used watercolors to paint the branches to match the colors they were laying on.
I loved the way the paper curled after it was painted, so I only tacked the branches down in a few places with glue.
The photo was printed in black and white and matted on a neutral-toned patterned paper. The pink flowers were fussy cut from another piece of patterned paper.
Last was the Thickers title and hearts to match. I kept the embellishments simple so they did not detract from the painted branches.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create! Please visit the JustNick Store for this and many other fabulous files.
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 13 | Morgan Langley December 13, 2017 07:00 2 Comments
Welcome to Day 13 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!
This cut file was SO fun to use! I cut the tags different sizes using a mix of kraft, white, and patterned card stock. Then I backed the cut outs with another scrap of paper and was ready to add some stitching accents!
On some of the tags I used a ruler to mark straight, different sized lines with a pencil and then stitched them, some I stitched around the image, others I stitched snowflakes, and a couple I did some french knot stitches!
I put thread or bakers twine through the hole of each tag and put adhesive so they would stay in position on my layout!
For my background I just sewed on some scraps of Christmas paper with my sewing machine using a mix of white and red threads. I added my photo and some wood snowflakes and Christmas trees and then the layout was complete!
Thank you for stopping by and make sure to get this file (HOLIDAY TAGS 2) today FREE with the code TAGFREE at checkout! Come back tomorrow for the 14th Day of giveaways!
Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life. Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed. Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.
For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file. I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather. I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock. I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around. I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper. Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up. I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo. To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.
For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection. It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set. I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off. I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today! I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!
#Cute | Feather 3 | Michelle Whorwood November 13, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle W here today with a new layout with one of the new cut files in store called Feather 3. This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.
Here is my layout:
I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock. When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page. You may notice that on the "right hand" feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top. This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.
I also really liked the first feather with the 'swirl' shapes which is quite a similar shape to a 'Koru' here in New Zealand. I don't often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one. I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers. To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title.
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today. Do you like to use feathers on your pages?
Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 9, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files! I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!! I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time! I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file. I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage! I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!
Awesome Girl - Cathy Martin September 25, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I'm continuing to work with the All Boy cut file! On my last blog post I used several of the words that came with the cut file, but so as to not waste a single bit of paper I added the word "awesome" before I sent the file through my Silhouette. I didn't know what I would end up doing with it, but I knew that since it was something I could use for almost any layout I decided to cut it. I'm so glad I did, because I used it for this layout! A layout that is definitely All Girl :)
I backed the cut file with bright, bold and fun papers from my stash ( I have some drawers of papers that I keep specifically for the purpose of backing cut files) and then I chopped the word in half so it would fit on my page better, since the background paper I had chosen had an illustration in the lower left hand side. I decided to go for a funky, whimsical, and slightly minimalistic feel, and I experimented with my photo by cutting out my daughter from the background. This is a new technique for me, though I know it's been around for quite awhile. I am super happy with the results!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today! You can also check out my Youtube channel to see my process video too!
Fun Stitched Ink Splats! | Morgan Langley August 24, 2017 07:00
Good Life | Jennifer McMurtrey August 5, 2017 07:00
Hey JustNick friends! It's new file day and I'm sharing a layout with the just-released Boho Florals 2.
My youngest daughter is a Pinterest-loving girl and she is constantly holed up in her room creating projects that she has pinned. A while back she made marbled paper by combining shaving cream with food coloring and the effect was amazing. Naturally, I took it so I could use it on a layout.
The materials for this project were all pulled from the July Hip Kit. First, I used several of the patterned papers along with some packaging and layered them behind this fun photo of me and my friend Mary. Next, I used Abby's marbled paper and cut several pieces from the Boho Florals 2 file.
With the photo in place, I loosely adhered the cut flowers around the photo so they have a lot of dimension and pop off of the page.
I followed that with the title and embellishments from the kit along with strips of patterned paper on the top and bottom of the layout. Last, I sprinkled several of the negative cuts from the floral cuts above and below the photo for added color.
The finished project is bright and colorful and captures the fun vibe of the photo.
Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files.
It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files! I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan! I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file. I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software. I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs. I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.
My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads. I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile. I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing. I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!
I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out. The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick! For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired. This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper. I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background. It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.
Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel. Once it all came together I was so happy with it. This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out! This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!
Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 4, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends! My name is Morgan and I am so excited to be sharing my first layout I created for Just Nick!
For my layout I used the "Graphic Chevron Background" first as a guideline for my paper embroidery. Rather than cutting the file I used a grey Silhouette Sketch pen on white card stock.
After sketching the cut file, I poked my holes and starting stitching with shades of blue and pink thread. For the larger sections not filled with lines, I stitched around the outside and then added pieces of scrap paper I had from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I also used the branding strips of the 6x6 Oasis pad to machine stitch around the outer edges of the layout.
For my title I used the "Best Day Ever" cut file, cutting it on hot pink cardstock and then cutting three pictures from my family vacation to Mexico to fit into the word DAY.
I also typed my title with my typewriter on white paper and added it in the center of the layout under the A. I stamped my date in the right hand corner by stamping the year and then layering the date again using a roller stamp. I love this technique for really making the date stand out.
Clustered around "DAY" are palm branches from the cut file "Take me to Paradise". I love these leaves and use them on almost every summery project I make! I also clustered some word stickers, sequins, puffy stickers, and embellishments.
I splatter painted my background with light and dark pink watercolors, added sequins, and I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for reading about my crafty process and I hope you will try and make your own projects using these beautiful cut files!
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
PageMaps round up! June 12, 2017 07:00
Did you have a chance to see all the projects our team created for our team up with PageMaps the past few weeks?
I had a chance to play along too and created this page using our File Folders, and Lowe Case Alphas cut files.
Cut files don't have to overtake your project. Yes, they can be the total focus of your page, but I wanted to use some cut files in a more minimal way on my project. I cut the file folders from a 6x6 paper pad and layered them behind my photo.
It adds a paper layer but with a little fun too right! I also added some co-ordinating paper strips around the edge of my page, I could have cut some stars on my digi machine, but went with glittery pre-made ones instead.
I finished the page off with the Lower Case Alphas cut file for my title on a quick diecut word bubble.
If you haven't already, check out the June PageMaps for all the sketches and takes our team did with them!
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