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Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring! For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash. Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image! I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring. Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!
Hooray March 13, 2017 07:00Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather's Summer Vibes collection. I must say, I am officially out of this collection. I've used most of my stash so I'll need to buy some more because this is one of my favorite collections by Pretty Little Studio.
For this layout, I decided to use journaling cards for my background. I used Just Nick Studio's Doodle Daisy Background digital cut file for the bottom of the layout.
I love using sketch pens on my layout. It's so easy to do and totally fun! I used the cut-apart tags for my journaling. And to help pull the layout together, I used the flower die cut with a few buttons from Jillibean Soup. Since the buttons were initially a brown color, I used chalk ink to change the color!I added the yellow Rub-on from my stash to the journaling card to make it pop. LOVE how it looks. You can hardly tell it's a rub-on.
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
Rain | Jaclyn Rench March 09, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
There are loads of fun patterned papers included in this month's Scrapbook Circle kit, but my eyes were immediately drawn to the 'Sprinkle' paper from Amy Tangerine's new 'On a Whim' collection. The patterned rain drops had me swooning! They immediately reminded me of a fun picture and story of my kid's dancing in the exact same raindrops that we had just narrowly escaped at the swimming pool!
Stacking and layering a few of the cut designs, proved to be the perfect home for my page title. A large white cloud cut was a great spot to include my journaling - allowing it to stand out amongst the busy, colorful background.
I overlapped the tile cloud just a small amount, on the left edge of my picture, to tie all of the page elements together. The right side of the photo is accented with additional papers and stickers from the kit, creating a nice cohesive balance.
Stay tuned to the blog for more projects featuring this fun team-up and don't forget to check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for even more inspiration!
Cut files used:
Right Here Right Now March 08, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Lee-Anne here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.
The kit I received had so many wonderful papers and embellishments from Shimelle's Little By Little, Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Amy Tangerine's On A Whim, Fancy Pants Design's Joy Parade and Pretty Little Studio's Summer Vibes Collections.
Here is the layout...
I knew I wanted to use the Aztec Lace Background because I loved the funky vibe of this background cut file and I thought it would pair perfectly with the bright, colorful striped paper from Shimelle's Little By Little Collection. I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with a piece of white textured cardstock.
For the title, I cut the Right Here Right Now Cut File on my Cameo and then I cut it with some scissors to separate the title.
The fun part was embellishing the layout. I tried to use as many elements from the kit as I could so I added some stickers, stamps, mini alpha stickers and the fabulous puffy stickers and dots to accent the background. Finally I added my personal handwriting around the edge of the white cardstock background.
It was a lot of fun to create this layout.
Here are the cut files I used for this project...
Twins Game - Scrapbook Circle Day 2 March 07, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.
I think I squealed with delight when I opened up my box and saw products from the Shimelle's Little By Little collection, Amy Tangerine's On a Whim, and Paige Evan's Oh My Heart. I was dying to use the new Star Background 4 cut file. I thought it would be perfect for a sports layout and I have been wanting to scrap this picture of my daughter at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Here is how my layout turned out ...
I cut the file knowing I wanted to put a 1/2" border around the edge using this colorful striped paper. Using the red from this same sheet of striped paper, I backed some of those star cutouts.
I even did some hand stitching with some red thread! Under my title I did a little journaling. I don't usually do handwriting on my layouts, but this kit came with a Pink Paislee stamp set so I could stamp the guidelines for my writing! I might be doing more handwriting on my layouts now. I used a lighter ink to stamp with so the emphasis would be on my journaling.
I think this is a new favorite cut file!
Here is the cut file I used today ...
You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00
As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!
This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.
I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.
I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!
Selfie Love February 25, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with a fun layout using 3 different cut files from the store. When my daughter was a teenager, she had no selfie control, lol. I decided to create a layout of some (yes just some) of the selfies she took in just one night while at a football game with friends. I combined 2 different cut files to create my title "Selfie Love". Then I decided it would be fun to add a camera too. Here is how my layout turned out...
I cut the camera out of black cardstock and backed it with a bright yellow to coordinate with the emojis. It's from the Summer Cards cut file.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick Studio store.
Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'. I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy. I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.
My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids. I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file. The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty. I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more.
Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first. I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page. I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.
Some close ups:
Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
My Love List | Jaclyn Rench February 14, 2017 07:00
Being that today is Valentine's Day, you might think I'd default to making something holiday themed with this pretty design. While that is certainly a great option, the cut file actually inspired me to create 'an all about me' style page, documenting my current list of loves.
I chose the cut file word that was flanked by hearts on both sides. I knew it would add to and reinforce the theme of my page and well, I pretty much always love to include hearts anywhere and everywhere that I can!
I wanted my title piece to really stand out on my page, so I made it a bit more substantial by using the offset feature in the Silhouette Studio software, to thicken up the lines before cutting.
I like backing the negative space of diecuts with color, patterns and prints, which is what I did for the letters L, V, and E in the title. For something a little different and unexpected, I filled in the 'O' with a variety of sizes and shades of enamel dots. Not only does this balance out the color throughout my page, but it also really adds something special to the design. It is a fun technique and one I'll definitely be trying again.
Don't forget, this week only (today throught February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Cut file used:
So happy together | Laureen Wagener February 11, 2017 07:00
Welcome back to a new post and new inspiration for "Love" week. Now, this week wasn't a week to design for me - I don't have a loved one and also am not loving the Valentines Collections with all the hearts and pinks and love themed phrases.
Because of that, I though I'd bring you some inspiration for a "love" themed page without being to themey or valentines related, if that makes sense. Plus I didn't use a Valentines collection - I used the new Chasing Dreams collection by Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes.
I asked my best friend to send me a picture of her together with her boyfriend and their two cats - they are a couple since 7 years this summer and I thought I would just create a page for her to hang in their appartement.
The new Henna Heart cut file is the most beautiful cut file ever! I knew I had to use it and so I started by backing the flower bits and leaves from the file with a patterned paper and later adhered the entire heart onto some vellum.
At first I thought I would use it as is but then decided to place a patterned paper with black tiny hearts on it behind the vellum for a softened look.
I embellished around my picture and the title and then create two mini clusters. That way my page isn't overloaded with too many embellishments and the cut files still stands out beautifully.
I hope I could inspire you with a "couple in love" themed page without using a colection specifially designed for that purpose. The Chasing Dreams collections still has some beautiful elements like hearts and soft colors to use for a love themed page!
Have a great weekend,
Cut file used:
XOXO and Adore February 09, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. Have you ever created a layout using a digital cut file and looked at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat and say to yourself, "That is too pretty to throw away!". I did that this past week with the Blocked Hearts Background cut file. I just couldn't throw away the scraps, so I decided to make another layout, very similar to the first.
This cut file is unique in that it has this big X that dissects the cut file. I wanted to play up that X by placing pattern paper behind only a portion of the cut file so that the heart pattern really popped and yet still maintain some white space. The subtle white on white heart pattern is beautiful, but the pink paper behind the heart cut outs takes your breath away. Here is my first layout using the positive pieces of the cut file...
My second layout is very similar, but uses the negative pieces of the same cut file. It's a bit more gluing, but well worth it. Here is a tip; It helps to leave the negative pieces on your cutting mat so you know where each piece goes...
My parents are adorable! 55 years of marriage and still going strong. On both layouts, I used washi tape to emphasize the X in the cut file. It is the perfect width for washi tape!!
I also used the Love Actually digital cut file for the "Love" and "XOXO" text
Here are a few more detailed shots...
These are the cut files I used today ...
So, next time you use a cut file, take another look at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat. Just maybe, they will convince you too that they are worthy of being scrapped and not end up in your waste basket.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are interested in the YouTube video of the XOXO layout here is a link...
Summer Days | Sunny Days | Michelle Whorwood January 25, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new layout to share with you today. It is summer time here in NZ so I have been away on holiday creating family memories at our caravan. Today, I am sharing a layout with 3 photos of my girls taking part in some camp ground activities.
To create the circles on my layout I actually had kept some of the negative cut out circles from the Wheels in Motion Cut file from a previous layout I had created. I usually like to keep anything I can and reuse them - especially circles as they are so handy to add to layouts.
Ive added lots of layering elements to my page and to add to the embellishments on my page, the elements in the Sunny Days cut file set was perfect for summer photos. I cut them out on white cardstock and then tucked them in and around my photos to create some interest and texture on my page. They stand out really well against my misting on my background too.
Some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout share! Til next time ...
Lots of Love January 24, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone! Today, I have a pretty layout to share with you using the "Lots of Love" cut file and January Clique Kit! I love this cut file and used it a few different ways on this layout. It's been a long time since I used a large photo on my layout so this month, I challenged myself to do just that...
I first cut the Love words then used the naked piece of the cut to trace the word love all over the patterned paper at the top half of the layout. I used a Bic 0.7 pen so the lines would be a little darker and more visibly to the eyes.
Then I used Gluedots to add the "love" letters cut from the same cut file to the photo. I used a ruler and a fine tip pen to add faux stitching to the cut file.
Snow Wonderful | NordicBackground January 19, 2017 06:00
I altered this cut file just a tad, removing the x's that are part of the cut file so that I could hand stitch them instead. Then I enlarged it to cover the entire page, removing the lower portion since that was going to be covered by patterned paper.
Next, I separated the cut file and traced the outline of one of the snowflakes and offset it just slightly, making it a tad bit larger than the background cut. I cut the outlined snowflake out of different patterned papers and adhered them here and there to the back of the large cut file.
That's just my way of using cut files (like Nordic Background) to make unique layouts.
Happy Aussie Day 2016 | Tarrah McLean January 17, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick friends!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring one of my favourite background cut files found under 'Our Cut Files'! It's Australia Day here in Oz next week so I decided to document one of last year's photos from that day of my youngest holding our flag before we hung it on our balcony.
The Bits and Pieces star background was a perfect background cut file to use as a base for this layout. I tried to slightly replicate our flag in the papers I backed the cut file with and I am happy with how it turned out.
I used lots of different Thickers that I have had in my stash forever to make up my title! I also used other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my layout as well. I love to use up stuff I have been hoarding forever...it feels great to finally find a home for it!
Those chipboard stars are from Pink Paislee and the flair and washi tape are from a small embellishment store in Australia. I included some hidden journalling on my layout this time, its on the tag tucked into that little bag.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Do you have a celebration coming up that you want to document? I am sure there would be an awesome cut file or 2 in the Just Nick store that would suit your theme perfectly! Check them out, they are gorgeous!
Captured | Word Cut Files | Michelle Whorwood January 07, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new layout to share with you. This week some of the design team have all been sharing layouts featuring 'words'. For my layout I decided I wanted to combine several word cut files and create a wall paper effect down the right handside of my page. I did this by setting out the cut files I wanted to use on my Silhouette template as this gave me the perfect spacing for my page.
I really like using lots of words on my layout to convey the theme or feeling I have about my photo. I first used the Marquee Alpha cut file to create the 'HELLO' and then combined it with the Girl Power cut file. I really liked the mix of fonts and flowers on this set so I ungrouped the file and rearranged it on my page. I then cut it out on wood grain patterned paper and added it to my page in the negative spaces I added some embellishments to my page. I then added my photo to the left of the word wallpaper and added some more embellishments as well.
Some close ups
Thanks for visiting the Just Nick blog today! I hope you have enjoyed my layout showcasing some of the word cut files in the shop - we are super lucky to have so many amazing word cut files to choose from here.
Let the Sparks Fly January 03, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. This week designers were challenged to concentrating on those word cut files. I thought it would be fun to scrap some New Year's Eve photos and use the New Year Words cut file. When combined with the Confetti Background cut file, you have a recipe for a fabulous New Year's Eve party layout!!
Here is a close up of that awesome Confetti Background cut file.
I love the ready made titles in the New Year Words cut file. "Let The Sparks Fly" was perfect for this photo.
Here are the cut files I use today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I love living in a place where I can enjoy the 4 seasons. In Minnesota, you can always count on snow and cold temps in the winter. You may think that hibernating is the best way to get through ... but there is lots of fun to be had outside still. My sister-in-law's family like to skate and play hockey on a pond in their backyard. I love this picture of them doing what they love together. When I saw the Nordic Background digital cut file I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for their family photo. It adds a cozy feeling, just like a warm sweater. Here is my layout ...
Isn't that cut file amazing! Take a closer look.
This quote I fussy cut out from a journal card ties in with the sweater theme perfectly too; ' We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater ' ...
Here are a few more close-ups ...
Here is the Nordic Background digital cut file I used today.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Holiday and I hope 2017 brings peace and prosperity!
Holly and Jolly | Tarrah McLean December 16, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share today that will get you into the Christmas spirit if you aren't already!!
I was lucky enough to get a few bits and pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection by Simple Stories recently and this is my 5th layout using it! I have sons so therefore the colours aren't what I would normally use but I have found this collection super easy to use!
As soon as I saw this super cute photo of my nephew wearing that massively cute sweater, I knew what I wanted to do straight away with this layout! Don't you love it when that happens?!
I decided to cut the Reindeer cut file from white cardstock right in the centre so that I could then add a backing patterned paper behind it.
I added lots of different pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection to embellish my layout including the chipboard stickers, 4x6 stickers, ephemera and wood veneer!
I find inspiration for my layouts all over the place but one of my favourite places to find inspiration is on clothes. I just adore that reindeer on the sweater so I just had to showcase a reindeer somehow!
Some of the elements included in the Mistletoe Kisses collection are very cutesy which is brilliant for me having 2 young sons!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New year! Make sure to join us again in the New Year for more inspiration using the awesome cut files here at Just Nick Studio!
12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today!
Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration.
I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file.
I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.
By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it!
Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!
Love & Happiness | Laureen Wagener November 29, 2016 07:00
Hi friends -
I hope you had an amazing month of November! I can't even believe that we are that close to December and therefore my favorite month of the year.
For todays layout I still have non- christmas colors going on and you better prepare yourself for a ton of stitching!
I was able to use any of the new November designs for my layout, so I looked through them again and fell in love with the Tapestry background.
I didn't want to just cut it out and back it with different papers, like I love to do, don't get me wrong, I just wanted something else.
My other favorite thing to do with cut files is to stitch them!
I drew the design with my Sketch pen onto cardstock, had my Silhouette cut out different pieces of patterned paper to fill in some of the spaces and then had fun for two days and eight (!!!!) episodes of Desperate Housewives while stitching the entire background design.
For some reason it didn't feel long at all to stitch it, the Doily Background I once stitched took way longer.
I used the Felicity Jane Maggie kit, because some of the colors feel very autumnal to me, even though it was the August kit.
The embellishing for this page was held to a minimun, as I truly wanted the background to shine!
Therefore I only used a few florals and a flair button around my photo and build my title using two of the rubber charms and a wood ampersand.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you will have a great start into the last month of the year!
Cut files used:
Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!
I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.
I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!
I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!
Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00
Michelle here, today I am sharing a layout in the theme of 'Thankful'. I have so many things to be thankful for in life I sometimes forget to celebrate the little things like heading to the beach after school to hang out with my kids in the glorious sunshine. I am lucky here in New Zealand to live only 5 mins drive from a stunning beach so my layout is of my youngest playing in the sand the other day.
I have used one of the new background cut files in store called Feather background and cut this out on some white cardstock. I then added a piece of patterned paper behind the feather design to create a wall paper like effect on my page.
Some close ups:
What have you got to be thankful for? Will you play along with us this week and create a layout about something you are thankful?
Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you! For this week our theme was "Thankful" Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful. Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn. This time of year is my favorite but far. I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time. I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.
So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all. I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase. I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock. I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title. I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!
Grateful... Thankful November 23, 2016 07:00
Hello everyone! Donna here to share with you my take on this week's theme.
My page is about my family. I am thankful for them for all the joy, happiness, the craziness, the love. Though my daughter just turned two last October, she has grown beautifully, smart and very active lol! I am so thankful I have a husband like my husband. He puts up with me no matter how crazy I am at times (most of the time haha!). Our family is not perfect. But we care, love and believe in each other. We take the good and the bad, that's what make our family beautiful.
And here is what I created
I converted the photo into B/W to avoid clashing with the soft colors of I used on my layout. Originally, color Red is dominant in the photo.
I wanted to create an airy feeling so I just used light/soft color. I painted the leaves, stems and the words "grateful" and "thankful" with just hints of watercolor
I love how the mixing of papers and embellishments from different manufacturers turned out too!
This part is one of my fave in this page. I just tucked the leaves and stems under the strips of papers, adding texture and dimension to the page.
I hope you liked it!
Thanks for dropping by!
Grateful November 22, 2016 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
This week, with Thanksgiving looming for us in the States, we are focusing on things to be thankful for. Of course I am grateful for my parents who just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary! Whenever I asked them for help in the past, they were there for me; babysitting, dog sitting, you name it. But this past summer, those tables were turned. My Dad needed emergency surgery and for weeks following could not do his own yard work. He needed help! Thankfully it was only a couple weeks and my siblings and I are close enough that we could all help. So this November, I am extremely grateful that my Mom and Dad are still around for me to enjoy.
I used the Infinity Hearts digital cut file to frame the photo of my parents. Then I added the heart border from the Hearts digital cut file on the right side under the so very blessed project life card. My title "Grateful" came from the new Many Thanks digital cut file.
Here are the digital cut files I used today:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! For those in the States, Happy Thanksgiving!!
Shine Bright November 08, 2016 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia back today. I took a break from Fall layouts to do a girly one to share with you today. The beautiful new Fancy Floral Ring digital cut file reminded me of those flower wreaths they place over a horse's neck after they win a race. Well, I thought it would work well for this horse show picture of a friend of mine. I used a gold metallic cardstock to cut it out as I thought the pattern in the floral ring mimics the gold floral pattern in my friend's riding outfit. To keep the emphasis on the photo and floral ring, I decided to back the ring with vellum and place some shiny sequins underneath. They are kept in place by the machine stitching I added over the top of the ring.
Here is a closer look at the Fancy Floral Ring digital cut file I used embellished with the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Free Spirit collection.
Just look at all the intricate details in this gorgeous cut file...
Here is the cut file I used today.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week.
Too cute to spook | Michelle Whorwood October 27, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle here with a Halloween layout of a different kind! The cut files in store make it super easy to create spooky fun layouts for Halloween and there are lots of different ones to choose from.
For my layout I wanted to create a spiderweb background so I cut the Hey Spidey Background file but to keep it soft and sweet still just like the sweet girls in my photo, I cut it out on white cardstock and filled in sections of it with some patterned paper. I then added a border of patterned paper to frame the web cut file.
I loved the 'Too cute to spook' title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.
Some close ups:
One of the things I loved about the Hey Spidey Background file is the texture that the lined bits of the cut file creates on my layout.
Lastly, I added some heart and star stickers to the points of the web and scattered some enamel dots into the negative spaces.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog - are you creating any Halloween layouts this year?
Trick or Treat | Tarrah McLean October 24, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah joining you and today I am sharing my very first Halloween themed layout for this year!
Obviously I had to use photos from last years Halloween, we don't actually really celebrate Halloween in Australia but my son's love dressing up and joining in on the Trick or Treat fun! Luckily because it is getting popular over here now, the shops are starting to carry costumes and things to decorate your home with!
I just HAD to use this amazing Spider Web background when I saw that Nicole had designed it, I was busting to create a layout using it!
I used lots of bits and pieces of Halloween themed craft things that I have had for some time now...there is a bit of Crate Paper After Dark and some pieces from a really old brand called Little Yellow Bicycle!
I used the Trick or Treat from the 31 cut file set for my title and I love how it turned out cut on orange cardstock!
Last Halloween I had a zombie and a skeleton! How cute are they?!! I also added some Halloween wood veneer bits that I have had for a few years!
I love how the chipboard spider fits in the corner of the letter 'R'....it was the perfect spot for him to go!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get your Halloween crafting started!
Happy creating and Happy Halloween!
Cozy Comfy Together | Pretty Little Studio Team Up | Tarrah McLean October 13, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
I was lucky enough to get some of Ashley Horton's new Fall collection called 'Oakley Avenue' and have used this collection on my layout!
I adore this photo of my parents and my siblings and myself! It was taken on my sister's 30th birthday a few years ago!
I used the Totally Tubular background for my layout today...I cut it from white cardstock and machine stitched around all the circles for added texture...
You can watch my process video below to see how I put my layout together...
The Oakley Avenue collection went perfectly with the colours in my photo...this collection is perfect for Fall, Family, Gratitude themed pages and cards too!
Summer Fun September 06, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick friends!
Marcia here today. Nicole challenged us this week to use at least 3 cut files on our layouts this week. An easy task ... because all the cut files are so amazing. I had some camping photos from this summer to scrap so here is what I came up with. I used 4 cut files. Two of which are new; the Rustic Leaf Frame and the Vine Background. These were perfect for camping photos.
Here is a closer look at the Rustic Leaf Frame. This is one of my favorite new cut files released. I sized the frame so a 5x5 photo would fit perfectly ...
I trimmed the Vine Background down so that I only used a small part of it along the side of my layout and stitched over the top to add some texture.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks for stopping by today. Check out all the awesome new cut files in the store.
XOXO by Tarrah McLean September 02, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
Here is the cut file I used.....the XOXO background
I adapted this cut file a little in Silhouette Studio by taking out the 'O' inserts so that I wouldn't have to put all those pieces back in once it was cut out! I like the result without those pieces included!
I used the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection with this cut file....I knew the two together would look pretty.
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Happy cutting and creating!
Awesome August 23, 2016 07:00 5 Comments
Funhouse Selfies August 22, 2016 07:00 15 Comments
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
I was so excited to receive the Healthy Hello Soup collection to play with. Since it's almost State Fair time here in Minnesota, I was inspired to scrap a couple really funny selfies of my daughter and her friends as they were looking at themselves in funhouse mirrors. I wanted a background cut file that would reinforce the funhouse theme and found the Sunburst Circle Background. It was perfect!! Here is my layout...
I backed some of the sunbursts with reflective silver foil. I love how this reminds me of those funhouse mirrors. I embellished with the Healthy Hello Soup stickers, acrylic shapes, and cardstock die cuts.
For the 'Selfies' portion of my title I used the Lower Case Alpha cut file.
Here are the digital cut files I used...
Thanks for stopping by today!
We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to our store at the end of the week - leave a comment her or over on the Jillibean Soup blog to enter!
Be sure to stop in all week for more inspiration with Jillibean Soup.
Me by Tarrah McLean July 13, 2016 07:00
Tarrah here with you today! I am super excited to be staying on the Just Nick team for another term! Huge thanks to Nicole for having me on the team once again! I absolutely LOVE cut files and include them on 90% of my layouts!
We were all asked to create a layout about ourselves...I recently changed my profile picture on Facebook to one of my favourite photos of myself (there aren't too many of those I can assure you ;)) so I decided to print it out and use that one for my page.
I'm not normally a flower person if you know me and my style but I had that gorgeous Illustrated Faith 'She Blooms' paper left over from my May Hip Kit and decided the Doily Background cut file would work perfectly with the paper! I cut it out with my Cameo and turned it around until I was happy with how it looked on my layout!
I added lots of different types of embellishments like, chipboard, wood veneer, puffy stickers, flair and enamel dots to help the cut file pop off the page and by using a black and white photo it makes the colour pop too!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
To The Moon July 12, 2016 07:00 2 Comments
I am so thrilled to be here as a part of the Just Nick design team. If there is one thing I love most about crafting, it is the ability to use cut files on my layouts. For my All About me Layout, I decided to use the To The Moon cut file. My children are my absolute world, my reason for breathing each day. After 6 long years of trying my husband and I were blessed with our miracle child., Harmony. So I decided to use this cut file to express my love for her.
I look forward to sharing my work with you throughout my time here at Just Nick and hope I can inspire you to create beautiful memories :)
Blooming April 26, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share with you another spring flower layout featuring the Spiral Background file. Yesterday Marcia shared her blooms with the background file and today I happen to be sharing my flowers using the same file.
Just as Marcia did on her layout which you saw yesterday, I used the digital cut file rather large as a background for my layout using white cardstock. The file creates a perfect bed of flowers upon which to house all my other goodies.
As I had pre-cut the file without a specific plan and was away at a crop when this layout was created, I had to use "old fashioned" die cuts for my leaves. Were I home or had I had my Silhouette with me, I would have done just as Marcia did and used the same leaves file. What I love so much about scrapping is that the sky is the limit. Despite the same files and similar themed pictures, our layouts look so different. Neither one of us had any idea the other was using the same file.
I used golden texture paste in, around and behind bits of the digital cut file for some added depth and texture to the page. The way it compliments and brings out the other gold elements on the page worked well.
I had pre-cut the new alpha that Nicole created (I love the alphas! they are some of the best alphas out there!) but it was a tad busy with all the other bits and bobs I had on the layout. I will save those for another layout and went with these letters from Fancy Pants instead.
Thanks for stopping into the Just Nick blog today! I hope your Spring is off to a blooming good start!
Today Love Blooms April 25, 2016 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
Marcia here today. It's Spring and I have been out cleaning out my flower beds to prepare them for planting this year and my husband has already put my water fountain out. He gave me this fountain as an anniversary gift over 15 years ago. I could probably count the material gifts he has given me over the years on one hand, but when he does buy me something, he knows my heart. Keeping this fountain running is a labor of love for him, a gift he continues to give me each year.
That background paper is so beautiful, but I did not want my photos to get lost. Framing them with the Spiral Background cut twice from white cardstock really helps keep them from blending into the background. The spirals are so similar to some of my floral die cuts too.
Some black Stems really pop against all that vivid color.
Here are all the cut files I used today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Just Plain Awesome April 01, 2016 07:00
Today I am sharing a page utilizing a super fun background cut file. Typically, I like to utilize the negative cut and back it with some patterned paper. But, I've been on a rainbow kick and I've also been loving texture and things not perfectly adhered down to other things. So, I busted out my watercolors and had a little fun.
Here is the page I created using a recent cut file for March:
Rainbow! ROYGBV! This cut file was perfect to execute the design I had in my head. And it was super easy to put it all together. After cutting, I simply painted each strip. After drying, I applied adhesive to only the flowery parts. The ends stick up and I kind of dig it.
Then, I dug out my bling and enamel dots to help seal the deal with the rainbow vibe. Of course, I threw in some other elements to help ground the design and balance the colors. Neutrals are always a necessity for that kind of thing.
In the end, I really wanted the cut file and colors to shine.
Here are a few more close-ups:
Thanks for swinging by today!
Cut files used: Tiny Floral Background (Coming Soon!!!)
Make A Wish October 22, 2015 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today. I have a birthday layout to share with you today of my nephew. His Mom made him this awesome eyeball monster cake with cake pops. I was lucky to catch a picture of him blowing out his candle.
This week Nicole challenged us to use 4 different cut files. These are the 4 that I chose....
I like to create stencils with the background cut files so I can use inks to add interest to my background. I choose the Shattered Glass Background for this because I wanted to focus on triangular shapes throughout my layout to coordinate with the pattern papers from the PinkFresh Studios Happy Things collection.
Another cut file with triangles is the Basic Banner. Banners really add a festive element to the layout. These banners have such fun repeating shapes too.
To help frame my photo, I chose the Doodle Frames cut file. I cut only the outside of this frame.
Of course with a birthday layout I would need a birthday title. The Card Sentiments 1 with the "Make a Wish" caught my eye for my photo of my nephew blowing out his first birthday candle.
I hope I have inspired you today with my layout to try some JustNick cut files yourself. Thanks for stopping by.
One Year Later October 20, 2015 07:00
This week we are sharing projects using FOUR cut files! I loved this challenge. I loved going through all the beautiful designs when choosing what would work best for my layout. I also kept in mind that a cut file doesn't have to remain in it's original state. :) You'll see what I mean in a minute. But, first, let me share with you my page:
If you have followed me at all here, it should be no surprise that background cut files are my favorite. I absolutely love using them to showcase lots of color and pattern. It really does help with adding other embellishments because there isn't much else that needs to be done!
I also used a scallop border cut file but, I trimmed it down to fit over and ground the clipboard for my journaling.
I used two different texts. Well, one is text and the other is an alpha set cut file. LOVE the alpha! So fun and unique.
Design wise, I tried something with layering my title over the text 'captured'. It worked! I really like how it turned out and you can still read the words but, not be overwhelmed.
I say, the more cut files the better! Layer them on! Trim and re-purpose! Have fun! Now, go grab some cut files and challenge yourself to using 4! Or 5... or 6...
This is Awesome. October 01, 2015 07:00
Hello, Diana here to share with you a masculine layout. This is my son who plays Lacrosse. These pictures were taken during last year's season--I love that I can capture him doing the thing he LOVES.
On my layout I used 3 different cuts:
Retro Square Background, which I resized, so it's more like rectangles than squares;
Arrow Set 1 in the title work;
All boy for my title and embellishments.
here is a closeup of my personal challenge to use cuts to create a title:
We would really love to see your creations using the JustNick Studio cuts! Please feel free to share them on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram with @justnickstudio. Thank you for taking the time to visit today!
Always Legos Layout September 30, 2015 07:00
Happy Wednesday Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. I was super excited to be on the schedule for 'Boys 2 Men' themed week. With two sons, I have plenty of rough and tumble pages to scrapbook.
It has been awhile since I made a page for my oldest son's album. Now that he's 10 the picture opportunities with him are fewer and farther between. Fortunately, I had managed to capture this recent picture of him with one of his latest lego creations. Since this is such a big part of him and what he enjoys, I knew it deserved to be highlighted in his scrapbook.
I used the Open Triangle cut file to fill the background of my page. I cut various sizes of the triangles out of white cardstock and used a combination of both the positive and negative cuts.
Filling the insides of the open triangles with varying patterned papers provides a fun way to add color and embellishment to the page.
Thanks for joining me on the blog today! Make sure you stop back by the blog the rest of the week to see what the other amazing designers have created for 'Boys 2 Men' week.
You can find us at the POOL August 07, 2015 07:00
Happy Friday! It's Jaclyn here today, to round out the last of the summer-y themed projects on the blog this week.
Summer for me and my kiddos means countless hours at the local community pool, so it was an obvious choice for me to scrap some of those memories. I've been eyeing the Marquee Alpha for awhile. Once I saw Nicole's page that she shared on the blog on Monday, I knew I'd need to give it a go!
It was just the pop I needed to draw some serious attention to my title, amongst a page with lots of photos and lots of journaling.
Isn't the detail in this font amazing? Even when it's sized down to just an inch and a quarter high, as I've done for my page title, it still makes a strong impact on the page.
To add even more dimension to these fun title letters I cut one set of each letter from my pattern paper and three additional sets of the title letters from kraft cardstock. Adhering each of the three kraft layers on top of one another and finishing off each letter with the patterned paper version creates lots of dimension. In fact, the letters almost feel and look as if they are chipboard, which in this case, coordinated perfectly with the other chipboard elements on the page.
I know you have lots of summer photos and memories to capture! So, what are you waiting for?! Hop on over to the Just Nick store and show us what you make with them!
You are my Happy Layout July 23, 2015 06:00
Hello there, Nicole Mantooth here today to share this layout with you featuring a word cut file. I love cut files that are words. Sometimes it makes picking a title that much easier. For this layout, this cut file inspired my entire layout. My husband and my 3 kids are my happy, so this page was just perfect. I had just taken a photo of myself with each of them when we were at Knott's Berry Farm the past weekend.
I printed my photos in black and white and I printed them all in a block so they were easy to line up on my layout, with the white border. I like white borders around the photos, just for an added interest. To me it draws your eye to the photos.
I cut my title out of a cream text paper and then a dark red and layered them so the red paper was behind to give it a shadow effect. I printed my journaling on kraft cardstock and added it to the bottom of my title. I also spritzed the entire layout with some white color mist before I added my photo block.
I laid down some striped patterned paper to frame out my photo. I then attached my photo and added some black decorative washi tape to the top of the photo, and bottom of the journaling square. I added the black elements just for some added color. There was a tiny pop of black in the striped paper behind the photo and I just thought it would be fun to bring that out. I was so excited when I was going through my stash of clothing tags and found the big black paisley sky one. It was the perfect element to add to the left side of the layout. I added some little tags and banners to the bottom right of the page and finished it off with some enamel dots and glitter stars in black and gold.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout.
You can always find me over on my blog at Random Ramblings.
Cut File used :
Captured...Summer Fun July 10, 2015 07:00
I opted to use the background design a bit untraditionally. Rather than using it to fill the background of my page completely, I sized it down to around 8"x5". At this size, the circle background acts more as a photo mat, making a home for both my photo and journaling block and a bit of extra embellishing.
When I first laid the circle background directly onto my striped patterned paper, it was hardly visible and completely overshadowed by the paper's color and design. To make the cut file stand out and become more of a focal point, I backed it with an oversized matting of vellum and used foam adhesive to attach the diecut piece to my page. Doing so, creates an extra layer of dimension and interest, and keeps the cool circle design from blending into the striped paper background.
While the right side of the diecut piece is mostly hidden, a touch of it peeks out above the journaling block and underneath the page title. This design choice not only creates lots of fun and interesting layers, but also grounds the entire design and creates a cohesive balance throughout both sides of the page.
Thanks for joining us this week, as the design team has focused on a sampling of Just Nick's background files. We hope we've inspired you to purchase a new background or two and try out something new on your next page or project! If you do, we'd love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page or tag your photo #justnickstudio on Instagram.
Cut files used:
I Love You to the Moon Layout July 06, 2015 07:00 2 Comments
Hello there, I hope you all had a great weekend.
Something I love to do on a layout is create texture on my background by using tone on tone. That way there is some texture there, but it doesn't take away from my overall design and photos.
My favorite way to do this is create a tone on tone background with all white. Just like I did in this layout I am sharing with you today.
I took my textured white cardstock and from another piece of the same I cut out a background using the FILIGREE BACKGROUND 1. I used adhesive backed cardstock, so once it was cut it was so easy to just add it to my first sheet of cardstock without having to mess with any other adhesives.
Once the background design was in place it is now time to focus on the main design of my layout. I then used corrugated paper in kraft color to cut out the moon file. It is called TO THE MOON. But in my cut file program I cut the moon away from the words, because I knew they would get covered up by my photos.
Once I was done with cutting out the moon, I printed my photos in black and white. I love to print my photos in black and white when I really want them to stand out with the rest of the design, especially when they don't match the colors I am using on the layout. I added my photos to my layout, grouping them with the moon so it has a cohesive feel to it. I adhered some vellum behind the open stars on the moon to give it an almost cloud like feel.
I then used the word moon from the cut file and added I love you to the from one of my favorite fonts and cut that from adhesive foil in silver. I added this to the layout right above the photos. I also cut the date from the same material. I added the date to a tag I had on hand in pink.
I printed my journaling on some pink cardstock, and decided to cut it into strips before I adhered it to the layout. Then I used the SUNNY DAYS CUT FILE and just used one of the clouds to cut three different sized clouds from vellum to add to the layout. I didn't wan't the clouds to be white because they would have been very noticeable and I wanted them to be more of an accent element. I think besides the story and photos itself, my favorite thing are the vellum clouds. They just add such a fun surprise element to the layout, almost like there is a real cloud sitting on it.
For the final finishing touches I added some corrugated kraft stars and some pink stars I cut from the same cardstock I printed the journaling on. Then I added some enamel dots and some rhinestones for that little bit of bling.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my layout. You can always find me over on my blog at RANDOM RAMBLINGS.