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Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00

Hi

Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file.   This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes.  I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design.   This is the original file:

As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments.  To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path).  I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software.  I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border.  When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out.   This is the finished layout:

I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper.  I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments  to the other negative spaces.  

I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today?  Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing?  Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?

Thanks Michelle xx


Happy | Heart's a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood March 02, 2017 07:00

 Hi Just Nick Fans,

Michelle here with a new layout featuring the 'Hearts a Flutter' background.  We are showcasing different background files on the blog this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use this background file since it was released.  

Here is my layout

I had lots of fun creating this layout.  I cut the file out on white cardstock and added patterned paper to the negative spaces in the smaller hearts.  Filling in the negative space of cut files is an effective way to add pops of colour to your layouts which is what I do quite regularly.  This time I decided to take this one step further and add strips of washi tape stickers to two of the largest hearts in the cut file.  It is really easy to do, when you cut out your cut file, keep the negative heart shape.  I then added the washi tape directly to the shape and inserted it back into the cut file on my page.  I don't know about you but I have rolls and rolls of washi that I need to use up so I think I will definitely use this technique again!

Some close ups:

Because I wanted the cut file to be the main focus on my page I didn't want to cover it with photos, I decided to add my photo to the far left hand side of my page.  I then added some stitching and embellishments to the cut file and added a couple of strips of patterned paper to anchor my photo to the left hand side of the page.  Finished off with a pretty rub on butterfly and some wood veneer hearts 

Thanks for checking out my blog post, I hope I have inspired you to infill your negative space on your cut files with some washi tape.


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!


XOXO | Camp Buddies | Michelle Whorwood February 01, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans! 

Michelle here with a new layout - inspired by LOVE.  There are so many new gorgeous cut files coming in store in February all dedicated to love this month.  Here is my layout featuring two of the cut files.

Firstly, I cut out the 'XO Background 3' cut file on white cardstock and then layered patterned paper under two of the XOs for added interest.  I then cut out the row of hearts from the 'Love Actually' cut file on patterned paper and layered them at the bottom of my photo.  I then added lots of layers and embellishments on my page!  I really wanted to document this photo of my daughter and a friend from where we have our caravan. I thought it was super sweet and a perfect candid shot of the two of them together.  

Some close ups:

Cut files used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you are enjoying the design teams' layouts featuring the new 'love' cut files in store. 


Summer Days | Sunny Days | Michelle Whorwood January 25, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone 

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 ...


Captured | Word Cut Files | Michelle Whorwood January 07, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone,

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. 

 


Snippets of our Lives | Holly Ring | Michelle Whorwood December 28, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi Michelle here with a new layout featuring the Holly Ring cut file.  Even though this shape is technically Christmas inspired I decided it would work for a non-chrirstmas themed layout as well.

I cut the Holly Ring out on some green patterned paper to match in with the colours of the school uniform in my photo and tucked my photo into the middle making sure some of the cut file layered on and under it.  I then added some embellishments in a visual triangle for interest and balance on my page.  I really enjoyed using the circular shape to frame my photo and it allowed me the space to have several embellishment clusters around my page.  

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today!


12 Days of Giveways - Day 12! | Holiday Tags | Michelle Whorwood December 12, 2016 07:00 12 Comments

Hi everyone, 

Welcome to the 12th day of Christmas on the Just Nick blog.  Today, I am showcasing the fun Holiday Tags cut file.

I knew that I wanted to make the holiday tags quite big and I liked the idea of having large 'Baubles' made out of the round tags on my layout to match the 3 photos of my kids.  The word JOY is featured in my Christmas photo shoot this year which highlights the Joy in the holiday tag as well. 

I quite like adding some extra embellishments on my page which mirror the cut outs in the cut file - so extra christmas trees and stars and I also used the small cut out of the tree on my layout as well. 

I decided to cut out the holiday tags in white to tie the cut file with with the JOY in  my photos and I love the crisp white on white look as well.  I then added colour by adding patterned paper under the negative space in the cut file and also with embellishments on my page.

Did you know that each month, store owner Nicole Nowosad creates FREE cut files for the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine blog?

To help celebrate our last day of our 12 days of giveaways, they have offered up a FREE winter issue to one of our readers!

Just leave a comment here on the blog, or on our Instagram feed (@justnickstudio) for your chance to win a free copy of this great magazine! We will draw a winner tomorrow on December 13, 2016 !

Now, to grab today's freebie - Holiday Tags - just enter the code: TAGSFREE at checkout until midnight CST December 12, 2016. No purchase necessary

 


Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

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?

Michelle 


Let's Celebrate and XOXO Cards November 18, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, 

Michelle here with two cards to share with you for card week!  I must admit I have only just really started making cards and don't make too many of them.  I am trying to make time to make more as they are so handy to have.

My first card I created was a birthday card.  I combined two cut files - I created my own doily from the Doilies cut file set as I love using doilies on my cards and layouts.  This file is great as it gives you four different options to choose from which makes it great value for money.    I then cut out the 'celebrate' from the Birthday Sentiments cut file set and added this to my card as well.

A close up:

For my second card I have created a more generic card for a non-specific occasion which is great to have on hand for when you need a card.  I used the Stack Em Up Background file first cut on white cardstock with some patterned paper layered underneath it.   I also cut out a Dahlia Flower and when I added it to my card and layered on some embellishments it started to look a bit dream catcher like so I added some feather embellishments dangling at the bottom. I added the XOXO sentiment which really makes it a versatile card for lots of different occasions from birthdays to general thank you cards. 

A close up:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our cards this week.

Michelle 


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?

Cheers

Michelle


Remember Together | Pretty Little Studio October 08, 2016 07:00

 Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous products from Pretty Little Studio in combination with the amazing Just Nick cut files of course!

My layout features lots of the 'Here Comes The Sun' collection as I just loved the whimsical nature of the die cuts and the pretty patterned papers.  The papers on my layout all came from the  Up in the Air  6"x6" paper pack which was just perfect to add behind the cut files on my layout.  I was inspired to use a piece of soft yellow cardstock and I cut out the Heart Explosion Background and added a piece of the Colorful Dots patterned paper behind the large heart.  I then added lots of layers of the different die cuts and labels around my photos from the collection.  To give my layout a bit more interest I added some scallops from the Simple Scallop Strips cut file that I cut out in white cardstock in layers under my photo and also added a strip at the bottom of my layout that I filled with more of the patterned papers.  

 Some close ups: 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you are enjoying our collaboration with Pretty Little Studio.


Make A Splash | Stuck Sketches | Michelle Whorwood September 21, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share as part of the Stuck Sketches collaboration.  I really couldn't wait to do a multi-photo layout of our recent holiday to Fiji  and the sketch Laura designed was a perfect one for it !!  

I couldn't resist adding my photos on the angle and the rest of my layout flowed from there.  I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin' cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page - there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set.  I then created my title   'Make A Splash' from the Summer Lovin' cut file set.   Don't be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.  

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!  I hope you play along with this sketch as there is an opportunity to win a $25 store voucher to the cut file store!!  


You Anchor Me | Summer Fun | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you today.  I had loads of fun with this one creating my background with the 'anchor' cut file from the 'Summer Fun' cut file set.

This is such a fun set to use with lots of cute icons for summer.   I ungrouped and enlarged the 'anchor' and cut it out on patterned paper and placed it under my photo to 'anchor' my photo so to speak!  I also used the play on the word anchor in my title 'You Anchor Me' which is a fun way of linking my photo to the cut file as well.   I also cut out the pineapple and the watermelon shape from the cut files and added them as embellishments - mainly because this photo was taken of hubby and myself on our recent trip to Fiji. 

Some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to scrap some summer photos using this cool cut file. 


Listening Bear | Jillibean Soup | Michelle Whorwood August 27, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share with you today with Jillibean Soup.

 I was lucky enough to receive the fabulous Alphabet Soup II collection to create with.  Wow ... I just love the colours in this collection.  I decided that I really wanted to create a layout using the new 'Quilted Background' cut file using the 'Mixed Veges' patterned paper and then team it up with lots of pops of colour from this collection to create this vibrant layout of my daughter.  At school, when they have been good listeners they get to bring the Listening Bear home with them for some adventures before they head back to school the next day.  

The Pea Pod Parts Die Cuts were the perfect embellishments for my layout - I just love using the word sentiments in die cuts to help portray how I feel about my photo and I ended up using them instead of doing lots of journalling on my layout.  They are perfect for layering and I have done so in a visual triangle to balance out my page.  

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today - I hope you are enjoying our design team collaboration with Jillibean Soup! Now for the fun stuff! Leave a comment here on this post, or over on the Jillibean Soup blog (or on our @justnickstudio instagram) and have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to our store!


Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring a background cut file called 'Funky Rectangles'.  

I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files.  Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper.   I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background.  I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour. 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.


Love this Moment | Michelle Whorwood July 28, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

Michelle here with a new layout for you today.  As you know Just Nick Studio has teamed up with Creative Scrappers with a fab sketch and cool free cut file available for you all to play along with us.  Here is the sketch:

Here is the cut file you can get for FREE using the code: CSFREE at checkout!

No purchase necessary.

Here is my take on the sketch with the cut file.

I loved using this background file and cut it out on some white cardstock before adding some wood grained paper underneath it as well.  I wanted to replicate the circles on the sketch as well and the 'circle sentiments'  cut file works perfectly as a layering element on my page.  This was such a fun cut file to use and so versatile too.  Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!  Hope you are enjoying our team up with Creative Scrappers and I would love to see your layouts if you play along with us too!


Creative Scrappers Team Up! July 15, 2016 09:18

All month long we have been teaming up with the folks at Creative Scrappers ! We offered up a free cut file designed to go with the sketch for this month!

Cathy Martin

Donna Espiritu

Jaclyn Rench

Lee-Anne Thornton

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Melissa Elsner

Michele Whorwood

Nicole Martel

Nicole Nowosad

Tarrah McLean

Tiffani Nelson

 

Here is the cut file you can get for FREE using the code: CSFREE at checkout!

 No purchase necessary

Hope you share your projects with us using this sketch and cut file! Make sure you share them to our Facebook page or tag us @justnickstudio on Instagram!


All About Me Michelle Whorwood July 09, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

I'm super super super excited to be joining the Just Nick Studio Design Team.  I have been using cut files for awhile now and I just love how they add extra dimension to my layouts and that there are a such a variety of different ways you can include them in scrapbooking.  

I am a stay at home mum to 3 gorgeous kids, Liam aged 12, Taylor Grace who is 5 and Aimee Rose who is 4 and I live just north of Auckland in New Zealand with my hubby Gary.  I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years now and started when my eldest was about 2.  Being creative and recording our memories keeps me sane and if I go too long without creating a layout then I get really grumpy!  You only need to ask my kids what is my favourite thing to do and they will respond 'Scrapbooking'. I'm super lucky I get to spend some of the time when my kids are at school and kindergarten to spend time creating and of course SHOPPING for new gorgeous supplies too.  When I am not scrapbooking I enjoy spending time with my young family and hubby - we go to our caravan at the beach in the summer and we have holidays to Fiji coming up soon as I hate the cold winter here in NZ.   I share my scrapbooking layouts on my blog here and also on instagram here

Here is my first layout: 

I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.  

Cut Files used: Let It Shine Background and Right Now 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I am looking forward to sharing more of my layouts with the Just Nick cut files. 

Have a good one!