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Remember | Kelly Barron May 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have another TN spread to share using the Remember cut file from the store. 

I have been steadily working on this project, and wanted to summarize the best parts of my trip. I love the way that this cut file fills the page and I chose to back it with colorful papers in a rainbow order.

To add a bit more interest without overpowering the cut file, I added a few flowers in colors that matched the area to keep my rainbow theme.

I did place the pop dots under the flowers to create a bit of dimension without it being too much. I am not sure how thick my album will be and I do want to contain this trip in one album. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that this inspires you to create! 

Kelly


Paradise | Kelly Barron April 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a TN spread to share using the Butterfly Background 4 cut file. 

I am working in my vacation notebook and wanted to include some larger photos of gorgeous scenery that don't need journaling. This butterfly cut file is perfect to balance out the large photo. 

After cutting out the file, I backed the butterflies with colorful patterned paper, and then adhered it to my background. I placed a few flowers around the cut file, but kept the embellishments to a minimum in an effort to keep the page somewhat flat. Splatters of white acrylic paint help to add dimension without adding bulk.

I decided to add a couple of phrase stickers as my title directly on top of my photo. This is a fun technique and works best if you have a bit of "white" space on your photo to allow your title to stand out. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that this inspires you to create! Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and check out the new cut files. 

Kelly


Spring Florals | Kelly Barron March 27, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a TN spread to share using the gorgeous new Spring Florals cut file. 

Daffodils have a special meaning to me and these in particular are so special. They were transplanted from my grandmother's farm and each year when they bloom my thoughts always go back to special times shared with her. I've scrapped these daffodils before and I'm sure that I will do so in the future. 

 We have been living in unusual times, and my heart has been anxious. Scrapping for me is therapeutic, and I wanted to document a scripture that has been of comfort to me. As I began to work on this spread it became clear to me that less would definitely be more.

I enlarged the cut file to almost the entire height of the spread. Since my photo is so large, the size of the cut file helps to balance this side. A scrap piece of vellum on my desk became the perfect layering piece.

Keeping the colors to a minimum really allowed this cut file to shine. I tilted it so that my journaling would nestle around the file, and then trimmed off the edges of the cut file. 

Embellishments were kept to a minimum. I found the phrase sticker and bee from an older Maggie Holmes collection.  The final touches on this spread were the machine stitching on the vellum and the phrase sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store to see all of the beautiful new spring cut files. Take care and happy scrapping!

Kelly

 


Floral Lace Background | Kelly Barron March 10, 2020 07:00

Hi friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a TN layout that I created using the gorgeous Floral Lace Background cut file.

To begin, I measured the size of the cut file, and then taped off the area with washi tape. I then used distress oxide inks to create my background, using four different colors and blending them together. 

I love the way that the background file looks over the distress oxide inks. Since the background makes such a statement, I did not feel the need to use a lot of embellishments. This is a perfect way to stretch your patterned paper and cardstock, especially since I run out of embellishments before I ever use all of my paper.

I chose not to add a title or journaling to this spread since this will be in an album specifically for this trip. I have so many pictures to document and stories to tell that I don't feel the need to do so on this spread. 

Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and browse all of the gorgeous new cut files that have been added. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this inspires you to get creative!

Kelly

 

 


Sweet | Kelly Barron February 26, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a TN spread to share using one of the many new heart files that can be found in the store this month. It was hard to narrow down which file to use for this spread, but I ended up choosing the Doodle Floral Heart Outline cut file. 

To start, I flipped the orientation of the heart because my photo needed to be on the right hand side. I prefer my subjects to be looking into the spread as opposed to looking off the page. 

After I cut the file out, I backed several of the flowers with various scraps of patterned paper. I then backed the entire cut file before adhering it down onto my pages. 

The pops of black provide a nice contrast against the bright colors. To frame the pages I tore a scrap of patterned paper and then placed it on the top and bottom. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store to see all of the new cut files that have been added this month. I hope that this provides a bit of inspiration for your next project. Happy crafting!

 

 


E & D | Kelly Barron February 13, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a super sweet TN layout to share with you using the Heartfull Background cut file.

I resized the heart so that it would take up the majority of both sides of my TN. I then backed the hearts with patterned paper from Dear Lizzy's She's Magical collection, and then backed the entire heart in vellum.

The hearts make perfect spots to add embellishment clusters, titles and journaling. For the title, I used their initials with an ampersand which totally reminded me of my high school days when doodling initials was the thing to do on your notebooks.

I fussy cut a flower from the 6x8 paper pad and placed it over the photo. That floral paper is gorgeous and I had to work at least one of the flowers on this spread. 

I love puffy stickers and birds and thought that this sweet blue bird was the perfect addition on this cluster. It helps tie in the blue that is scattered throughout the spread as well which is always visually pleasing.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that are in the shop. I hope that this inspired you to get crafty!


Gracie | Kelly Barron January 30, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a TN spread to share of a new album documenting my sweet kitten. 

I have always loved doilies and use them frequently on my projects, and I thought that his new cut file Funky Mandala would be perfect to use as I would a doily on my spread. 

I traced and cut out three of the images in slightly different sizes. I then placed them around the spread and trimmed off the edges where they overlapped.

Gluing cut files to your projects can be a bit tricky when they are sized down. I found that by gluing sections of the mandala down at a time I was able to have more control over my liquid adhesive. If you have a Xyron runner, these would be perfect to run through as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that this inspires you to create. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store for all the new cut files. Have a great day!


This Year | Kelly Barron January 7, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone! I hope that your holidays were wonderful and filled with many good memories. Today I have a TN spread to share using the This Year cut file. I love to use cut files as titles, and for this spread I am documenting my favorite books from last year.

 

To create this spread I used the sweet Dear Lizzy collection titled She's Magic. My TN is pretty thick and there are a few more books that I'd like to document, so I tried to keep this relatively flat. 

Since I separated the title I erased the line underneath the word using the eraser tool. If this seems intimidating to you, it's an easy cut file to use your scissors and separate them. 

Underneath the title was the perfect space to place an embellishment. I fussy cut the tea cup and the book from a piece of patterned paper, and then layered a heart sticker on top.

For the right side of the spread, I fussy cut the library card and then ran it through my typewriter for the journaling. It's a bit wonky, but I think it adds to the character of the spread. A few more stickers complete this page and I succeeded in keeping this relatively flat!

 

Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and see all of the new cut files. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that this inspires you to create!


Santa | Kelly Barron December 17, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and I have a fun layout to share today using the Christmas Tree  cut file. 

Every year I take my kids to see Santa and I have an album of layouts documenting their visit to Santa. It is one of my most cherished albums.

To create this layout I first backed the cut file with glitter and patterned paper. The smaller ornaments on the cut file cut separately, but I decided to leave them off and use my stash of enamel dots to decorate the tree. 

The final touches for the layout included a few stickers and twine wrapped around the photo. I did pop one of the ornaments up with foam squares for a bit of added dimension. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this layout inspires you to create something like it did for me. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways Day 3 | Kelly Barron December 3, 2019 07:30

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a December Documented page that I created using this fun Holiday Tree cut file. 

This cut file is so fun and would look amazing as the focal point on a layout. I chose to use this as a filler page in my December Documented album and love the way that it turned out.

To start, I opened up the file in my Silhouette software, and created a rectangle in the size of my filler page (6.25 in x 8.25 in). I then opened up the file, and removed the Happy Holidays sentiment for sizing. Since I backed the cut file with a busier patterned paper and a transparency, I knew that the letters needed to be as large as possible for readability.

 I am still enjoying creating my own transparencies using my laminator. Refer to this post for details on how I have created some transparencies to use for my projects. On this transparency I used tinsel glitter by Recollections. While it doesn't quite look like the tinsel that was once commonly placed on Christmas trees, it gave me the nostalgic feel of decorations in the past. 

It's hard to see the glitter due to the glare of the transparency, but in person it is noticeable and a fun element behind the cut file.

Once I adhered the transparency to the cut file, I lightly adhered it to the patterned paper. Then, I machine stitched around the edge with white thread. For the finishing touches, I sprinkled clear sequins around the page and added a chipboard star to the top. 

Be sure and grab the Holiday Tree cut file at the Just Nick  shop for free today only. 

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This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2019. 

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

I hope that you have a great day! Be sure and check back tomorrow for another free cut file. 


Snowman | Kelly Barron November 27, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a page that I made for my December documented album. I created my own transparency layer and then layered the snowman on top.

I started out with this adorable Snowman cut file. 

I backed the hat with a paper that has a velvet-like texture, and added red stickles to the berries. To make his mouth, I used embroidery floss and created some french knots for added texture. Black enamel dots made the perfect eyes and buttons to finish him off. 

I created the transparency using my laminator and some sequins. I cut the laminating sheet to size, sprinkled some sequins on the inside, and then ran it through the laminator. I also tried this with glitter and embossing powder with great results as well. 

To cover up the stitching, I cut the outline of the snowman and adhered it to the back of the transparency. I did use red line tape because I wanted to make sure that it would not come off the transparency.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, and I hope that this inspires you to use some of the festive Just Nick cut files in your December projects.


Thankful | Kelly Barron November 12, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you using the new Thankful cut file. 

For this spread I used Paige Evan's new collection Truly Grateful collection. To start, I cut out the file with white cardstock, and then backed each letter and heart with a different patterned paper. 

I machine stitched around the border and lifted the edges up for a bit of dimension. 

To balance out the many colors on the right side, I added a few flowers in the corner of my photo. I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the cut file is backed with multiple patterns and colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick  store to see all of the amazing cut files that have been added. I'm sure you can find something to spark your creativity. Have a great day!

 

 


Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.

 

I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots. 

I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.

To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!


Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file. 

Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.

After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest. 

To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.

Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me. 

I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!


This Moment | Kelly Barron September 9, 2019 07:00

Hey friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using two cut files from the store. This week we are continuing to focus on using words on our projects. There are some great files to choose from in the store and I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like for your project.

For my layout I used the This Moment  cut file for my tiltle, and the Boho Florals 2 cut file for my clusters. 

I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments to create this layout. I did add some foam underneath the title to give it a bit of dimension.

Since my title contained several different patterns, I backed the florals with vellum. 

The leaves of the cut file are dainty so I added just a tiny bit of wet adhesive to glue them down. I don't mind that they are not 100% stuck to the page because it adds a bit of dimension to the page. The layout will be protected in a page protector so I don't worry about them getting messed up.

I love how this layout came together. Using a word file not only helped me create a beautiful layout, but it was a great starting point for my journaling. Be sure and check out the Just Nick  store for more great words to use on your projects.

Kelly


Smile | Kelly Barron August 12, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using this gorgeous new Floral Cluster cut file.

I thought that this sweet photo of my daughter and one of her friends would be perfect to use with this cut file. 

I chose to back the flowers with solid papers and a subtle print for the leaves. 

To add dimension to the cut file, I backed it with craft foam. I love the subtle shadows that it creates on the page. 

One of my tricks when working with cut files is to tuck the photo under part of the cut file. To me it helps to bring the page together and makes it more cohesive. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I thought that my cut file did all of the work for me on this layout. I did however add some machine stitching to the sides of the layout, and added a few iridescent sequins around the page.

Be sure and check out the JustNick shop for this gorgeous cut file and many more that were just added to the shop. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly


Happiness | Kelly Barron July 25, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using the gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file.

I love butterflies and this cut file was perfect to use for this sweet photo of my mom. 

The colors of the Horizon collection matched my photo perfectly, so this file was perfect to use many of the different patterned papers. 

Stitching is one of my favorite ways to add texture to a layout. I forgot to check my settings on my sewing machine and started to stitch using the zig zag stitch. I embraced the mistake and added a few more zig zag stitches to the butterflies while alternating straight stitching. 

This cut file is perfect to showcase your patterned papers and minimize the use of embellishments. It's the perfect way to stretch your supplies. I always run out of my favorite embellishments before I use all of my patterned paper.

The finishing touch for this layout was white splatters. Be sure to stop by the store and check out this gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

xoxo, Kelly


Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments. 

For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile. 

 

 

I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.

Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together. 

I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!