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Simple Stories Team Up! October 22, 2016 16:00

Have you enjoyed our team up with Simple Stories this week?  

I am in awe of all the amazing creations from both teams using our cut files and the Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories. As the lady who creates all these cut files, it is always a treat for me to see how others use them. I am always so excited when I spot one of our cut files used on a project (and we love you sharing them with us too!)

I had a chance to play along for this team up. I could hardly wait to rip into the Hello Fall collection and get started. But what cut files to use!? There were so many fall files I wanted to add in, so had to reign myself in a bit. I actually came up with 2 projects for this swap, as I just couldn't choose!

I really love all the pretty colors in this collection, and started out by diecutting a whole heck of a lot of leaves from various papers in the mini kit. I balanced it around a diecut scribble shape that was a freebie I made for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (download lots of my freebies HERE). I added in a light wash of some watercolor paint to the white background... it is quite light as I am trying to get the hang of them without being too heavy handed :)

I really love how easy it was to pair the diecuts from the store along with the diecut stickers from the Simple Stories collection. Looks like it was meant to be!

Next, I created this page with the Fall Y'All cut file. I love the scripty font mixed in with some leaves. It is pretty intricate, so I do recommend you cut it a little larger than normal (or use a super new blade)

I cut the title twice and layered the orange letters over the white grid to add a small layer of dimension and pop of color too! I backed the leaf with some scraps from the collection too, so the middle leaf wasn't so stark white.

I simply added in lots of Simple Stories loveliness from here - some stickers popped up, fussy cut leaves and a journaling card from the cut apart sheet. Love those! I love a good woodgrain paper and Simple Stories has a great set that I like to keep in my "background" paper stash.

That's it for me today - and our Team Up too! I want to thank Layle and all the talented ladies from Simple Stories (and our team) for sharing all their amazing projects this week! 

Thank you all for stopping by and checking out our blog, Facebook page and Instagram! We appreciate all your support!


Autumn Blessings October 19, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone.  I'm happy to be a part of the JustNick + Simple Stories team up this week.  

I created a layout of die cuts really.  It's a combo of different leaves I cut with my cameo and flowers that I fussy cut. Although I spent a bit of time cutting those flowers, it came together fast and easy.

The cut files I used are Leaves and Leaves 2. I love the variety these files offer and the leaves are just plain fun.

Since the flowers were so colorful, I decided to cut the leaves out of white cardstock and leave them plain. I did this so that the leaves and flowers would compliment each other instead of compete against each other.

I hope you are enjoying this week's team up.  Make sure to visit the Simple Stories blog for even more inspiration.


Autumn Blessing - Simple Stories Team Up October 17, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone it's Cathy!  I'm back with another layout for JustNick Studio.  This time we are teaming up with Simple Stories to create some fun layouts.  I received the gorgeous Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories.  Now while this is a fall collection I was trying to figure out a way to use it that wouldn't be a conventional fall layout.  I decided to use the lovely baby blue and floral paper from the collection for my jumping off point and that made me think about my youngest son, who was born last fall.  I thought this would be a perfect subject to merge with fall inspired papers and embellishments.  I cut out several of the leaf cluster file in white white cardstock and used a few of the other papers to back some of the leaves.  I backed my photos with a few other of the papers and then stuck it all down.  I loved all the project life cards that came with the collection so I decided to fussy cut out some of the images and sayings to add to my layout!  I love how this turned out, and that I was able to use the collection for a slightly different subject! 

 


October Guest Designer + Freebie time! October 14, 2016 07:00

Good morning everyone! I am super excited to have the talented Bea Valiant as our Guest Designer on the blog today!

I’m Bea Valint from Hungary, a little country in middle Europe… we have pretty hot summers, spicy foods, and a difficult history… I’m an economist and I've always been interested in numbers so right now I have FOUR kids, TWO hobbies, ONE husband and ZERO time... I always have been a creative person never stop with making home decorations, paper carfts and DIY projects. Regarding scrapbooking, everything started when my sister-in-law invited me to a workshop and I became totally ’infected’. My favorite subjects are my beautiful family that I have been blessed with. I love bright colors , little details and cheerful photos. As a paper crafter, I love to find ways to create unique embellishments using pre-made products. I love to start the day with coffee and work out, to travel and explore the world’ beauties, to have fun with friends, but you can find me often standing with crossed fingers next to the gokart racetrack pulling for my sons who are little gokart racers following them father’s passion. My craftroom is always open… I create things together with my kids, sometimes friends, but never with my husband... he just enjoys the results :)

We asked Bea to create a couple pages with any cut files she wanted from our store and check out this first lovely project using our Leaves and Sweater Weather cut files.

Autumn is my favourite season, love the beautiful golden shine and colorful leaves everywhere! I wanted to reflect this colorful world on my second layout using the 'Leaves' and the 'Sweather Weather' cut file. I cutted the leaves out of an aquarell paper and painted them with watercolor. I used white gesso on a grey cardstock, and placed the colorful leaves around my photos. I cutted some more leaves out of a Pink Paislee patterned paper and added them to my layout

Bea also sent us this gorgeous page using our Nana's Doily Background cut file:

When I first saw the Nana's doily background I already knew that I have to crate a layout with this gorgeous cut file! I enlarged the form and separate the circles with fussy cutting. I placed the round photo in the middle of the large doily circle and backed the cut file with Pink Paislee Fancy Free patterned papers around the photo  I created a cluster on the right top using Pink Paislee Take Me Away embellishments.

Don't you just love what she did with those cut files! Amazing! Now, let's get to the freebie!

We are so inspired by what Bea did with our Nana's Doily Background, we thought you would be too and we are giving that one away for FREE now, until October 31, 2016!

Just use the code: NANAFREE at checkout - no other purchase necessary!

To keep up with all of Bea's crafting adventures, please follow her:

Her Blog 

Instagram  

Facebook  

YouTube channel

Thanks SO much to Bea for guesting for us this month! Enjoy your freebie everyone!

 


Fall Adventure with Pretty Little Studio October 06, 2016 08:08

Hello everyone!  I am so excited about the team up this week with Pretty Little Studio!  I have used mostly the "Woodland" collection from the PLS store, with a few things from the "Here and There" collection, too.

Because I was going for a fall-like theme, I used a few different cut files on my page:

 

Stems 2

Sights of Fall

 

and Leaves 3

 

I cut out some stems and leaves and layered them behind and on top of my photo:

 

I used a piece of the colored vellum on top of a woodgrain print paper at the top, and used arrow stickers along the edge to emphasize the shape.

The acorns I inked a little bit with brown ink to make the tops a bit darker.

Lots of layers of leaves and stems with some orange fussy cut flowers for some more color:

On the bottom, I cut out some of the label tags and layered a phrase on top, and left some open for journaling.

Thanks for joining us for our PLS team up!  Hope you enjoy all the inspiration this week and check out all the NEW releases coming to PLS and JustNick, too!


Autumn Beauty September 26, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia back today with an Autumn layout using some of the newest JustNick digital cut files. There are so many fabulous files to choose from for your Fall photos. I absolutely adore all the new circle frames. Today I am using the Autumn Ring , Leaves, and Leaf It To Me. They were perfect to showcase this senior photo of my niece.

I went a little crazy with the mixed media on this one, lol. I wanted to extend the colors from the photo onto the layout, mixing in some paper leaves around that beautiful frame. Here are some close-ups...

Here are those cut files I used ...

If you are interested in seeing my process video you can check it out on my Youtube channel .

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the awesome new cut files in the JustNick Studio store.


Girl of Autumn - Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 24, 2016 07:00

Hello hello hello everyone!  It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I'm getting ready for my favourite season, and what better way to get in the mood for Fall than to scrap about it!  I used 2 cut files from Just Nick this time.  I used her Floral Wreaths cut file as well as her new Leaves 2 cut file!  I just love the look of the stark white leaves and wreath against the wood grain of the back ground paper.  The leaves would look amazing backed with beautiful patterned paper as well but for this layout I love them on their own.  I tend to be a scrapper who only scraps one or two photos per layout so I altered the sketch a bit to suit the picture that I wanted to use.  I also changed the title position, since I decided to go with such large chipboard letters!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Stuck?!Sketches blog, because if you play along with the sketch you have a change to win a prize from Just Nick!  

P.S. Don't forget to take a look and be sure to take a peek at my process video for this layout!

 

 

 


Crafting off the Page with Cut Files May 18, 2016 10:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone.  I wanted to show you a project I created with my daughters.  They hold a lemonade / bake sale every year and we always dress it up with all sorts of crafty elements so when this year rolled around, I knew exactly which JustNick cut files to use.

Can you spot the three cut files I used? It's a bit of an I-Spy game so let me walk you through it and show you a tutorial.

This entire decor of the lemonade stand was inspired by this paper flower garland I wanted to create.  I hand cut some of the flowers from the Paige Evans' Fancy Free collection for Pink Paislee.

Then I chose two flowers from the Lazy Daisies cut file and added circles for holes in the middle of them so I could string them on the twine.

Next I downloaded the Stems 2 cut file created a hole for the twine to go through the leaf of the stem.  To do this, I created a small circle nested in a large circle.  I then stacked it on top of the stem and welded it together.

I then strung them on the twine and hung them from the top of the lemonade stand.  

Next I created a little sign for the stand inviting people to try the lemonade.  I chose the Lemon Slice cut file and then I typed "pucker up" and cut it out of coordinating paper.  

I created several other elements using my Silhouette. You can find the details for those on my blog.


The Wild Life January 18, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!  So excited to be sharing my first official post for the JustNick store!

I'm still scrapping my photos from fall, and wanted to use a couple "natural" looking cuts for my page.

I used Echo Park's "The Wild Life" collection for my page and three cut files from the store:
The leaves I cut out of patterned paper and just tucked under my photos.

Although these trees are probably intended for Christmas pages, they went perfectly with my "Adirondack" theme!   I cut them from pattered paper and inked them a bit to match the greens I wanted.  I layered a few tree stickers over the top, too.

Finally, I wanted to have a little bit more space to write my journaling, but didn't want it to take up space on the page, so I cut out this "today" file card from the File Folders cut files and tucked it behind my photos.

I'm really looking forward to sharing my Just Nick projects over the next couple of months!  Thanks for stopping by!


14 Days of Holidays - Day 14 + GDT! December 18, 2015 00:00 6 Comments

It is the LAST day of our 14 Days of Holidays... we truly hope you have enjoyed all of our downloads :)

Today, we have a a very talented Guest Designer - Amy Coose joining us!

Hi everyone, my name is Amy Coose and I am thrilled to be guesting for Just NicK! I live in Northern Virginia with my hubby on 20 years, my two teenagers, and my sweet 4 year old. I have been scrapbooking in some form since high school (I won't tell you how long ago that was), and love that it creates snapshots of our lives for us to look back on. When I am not scrapbooking, you will find me at the ice rink.  We are a huge hockey family and spend way too much time at the ice rinks in our area. Thanks so much, Nicole, for asking me to be a guest.

We asked Amy to pick up some designs from the JustNick store and create a project! Look at what she sent us:

I used the Sweater Weather cut file and the Leaves cut file. I adore how this layout came out. I had so much fun just tucking those fabulous cut file leaves all around my layout.  The title is from the Sweater Weather set, and it was perfect.

 
Amy used some of our holiday designs to create this great holiday layout!
I love large titles, and I cut it out of my patterned paper and backed it with gold.  It was the perfect way to frame my photo of our Christmas tree.
The Laurel wreath file is so beautiful, and it was perfect as a frame for some of my embellishments.
Next, we sent Amy today's FREEBIE file and she created this SUPER cute holiday card! I love how she sized the freebie to fit her card front :)
I used the negative of the cut file, and stitched around it using gold thread. I added a sentiment and some twine and that was it. Super easy, but also super cute!
Thanks SO much to Amy for joining us today! If you would like to keep up with all Amy's lovely work, please do so:

 

Now, would you like to grab this file for FREE!

Just simply use the code: TREEFREE at checkout and it is all yours! No purchase necessary.

Code will expire December 18, 2015 at midnight.

I truly hope you have enjoyed our 14 Days of Holidays event and hope you will come back often for all that's new in store.. and grab more of our free files too!


Love This November 25, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone!  Jennie McGarvey here with you to share with you how I used the Gorgeous Leaves cut file that's available in the store!  
I LOVE this one and I couldn't wait to use it. As soon as I saw it I knew which photo it would be perfect with AND that the gold vellum in my stash would make some beautiful leaves.
How pretty are they?  You're right on, they are amazing!
The beautiful Leaves cut file is our FREEBIE for November!
To get this file for FREE - just add this file to your cart and use the code LEAVESFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
This offer is valid until November 30, 2015 at midnight.
Supplies Used:

November GDT + freebie time! November 20, 2015 07:00 4 Comments

 

We would like to welcome our guest designer for November, Kristine Davidson.

Kristine Davidson lives on the East Coast of Canada with her husband of 14 years and their two tabby cats Archie and Willie. She works full time as a Customer Sales and Service agent for an airline company and loves to spend her spare time playing with paper. She also loves city skylines, sunsets, and a big bowl of ice cream while she watches reality television!

 Kristine has been an avid scrapbooker since 2006 with a complete addiction to pop dots, diecuts and pattern paper. She is the founder of a scrapbook sketch site called Creative Scrappers, and currently a design team member for Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Simple Stories. She is thrilled to be our guest designer this month and looking forward to providing you with some inspiration to create using our cut files.

We sent Kristine a few files that are hitting the store in December and here are some cards she made with them.

I really loved this cut file and wanted to create a layout with it but after i looked at it a bit more i thought a card would be perfect! I sized the background to measure 4"x4" and cut another tree to layer it. Adding a few embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots helped me create this cute card!

Here is another example of using a background file to your advantage! I cut this file using green patterned paper and kept the JOY part to create my card. It measures less than 6" wide and it was perfect to create a great holiday card!
We also sent Kristine this file:
Here is the layout she created with it!
Cut Files used : LEAVES and GRATITUDE 
It's fall and all the leaves here on the east coast have pretty much fallen off the trees but adding them to a layout is a great way to add dimension and details to a layout!
I cut up the leaves and added them with pop dots under other embellishments to create a focal point. I also used the word THANKFUL from the Gratitude collection for my title. The possibility with these leaves are endless; such as a background, adding pattern papers to the empty spaces, watercolor and so much more! 
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Nicole's Cut Files this month and I hope you find the time to cut a few patterns and add them to your cards or pages!
Thanks Kristine for joining us today! The Leaves cut file Kristine used is our FREEBIE for November!
To get this file for FREE - just add this file to your cart and use the code LEAVESFREE at checkout and it's all yours!
This offer is valid until November 30, 2015 at midnight.
Stay tuned for some EXCITING FREEBIES coming to the blog in December!!!

Thankful November 16, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to share what I've been up to lately with some of the awesome JustNick cut files. This time around, it was all about using neutral tones. I actually began the layout on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. Being the sombre, yet reflective kind of day it usually is, and loving the Gratitude cut file recently added to the store, I instantly thought of a great pic I had on hand of my parents. Here's my tribute to them:

I cut the word "thankful" twice in two different colours, and stacked them slightly off balance to create a shadowed look. But I couldn't stop there! Ever since being asked to use two or three or four cut files on one project, I've been having a ball combining cut files together. On this particular layout, I also used the very new Leaves and Floral Wreaths cut files. Wreaths, you may ask? Oh, yes! One is there, but in sections creating the stems for the fussy-cut clusters of flowers. Fun! Oh! And cutting the leaves out of two-sided patterned paper, I flipped a few leaves over to create dimension. Want a closer look? Here it is:

Nicole's cut files are SO fun to work with! Hop along to the JustNick store right here and see for yourselves!!

Happy scrapping!


Love me some Fall! October 05, 2015 07:00

Hi everyone!

Did you participate in World Cardmaking Day this past Saturday? I love that we have these "holidays" for our papercrafting hobbies and art. SO fun and I definitely participated. The challenges were inspiring and it kept me going as I made some cards to share with you today. In fact, this whole week the team is sharing cards using the cut files and how they adapt so easily from project to project. 

I'm so in the mood for Fall here in the U.S. The weather is definitely shifting and I adore sweater weather! In fact, the two cards I'm sharing with you, today, are using a newly released cut file called Sweater Weather. There are several images within the collection and I chose to play around with the leaves. I used the cut file two different ways on these cards. 

Here is the first one:

I chose to back the shape negatives with pattern paper. Such a fun technique to do with backgrounds and I also love doing it with other shapes. I duplicated the leaf shape and mirrored one of them in Silhouette Studio. 

I also thought I would show you what the inside flap looked like...

Yeah, that's not so pretty is it? In case you were wondering, I used scotch tape to get the paper down. It's the easiest and fastest. Don't worry, though. I made it look prettier by adhering a piece of pattern paper over the top. 

Much nicer! 

Here is the other card I created using the same leaves and I also used the word 'fall' from the Sweater Weather cut file:

This time, I cut everything out of the pattern paper and layered. How cozy is that card??? For these cards, I would include them with a cute little gift like hot cocoa or tea kit. Maybe a pumpkin pie, etc. Or maybe I'll just cut the flap off, frame and hang up. :) 

Are you ready for FALL??? Are you ready to make some cards??? By the end of the week you will be. ;)

Cut files used: Sweater Weather