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What I've loved in 2019 - Johanna Valayer January 05, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
For the start of the year I have a mini album for you ! I've wanted to make a sort of retrospective of my year with the things/events I've loved the most this year.
 
I love making these sort of ring album at the moment. It's simple, easy and quick to do and so versatile. For this album I mainly used the Carousel collection but also some bits and pieces from other collections because one of my goal this year is to purge my products.
The first cut file I used is the "Grateful" cut file. I cut it in a card and I've backed it with a gold paper.
And yes, the first "thing" or rather the people I've loved this year is my boo 😌
Then I've made a homemade "flip pocket" with a chipboard. I used my glue gun to stick all the things and I put a golden chipboard star to hide the glue. 
For the next card I used the "doilies" cut file. I love this cut file it's so cute. I put my photos in the center and I placed a crepe embellishment from Willow lane behind. 
 
For the back of the doily I stitched around with a gold thread, and I added embellishments. For the next card I've made a shaker with a piece of tulle. I love making this since my boyfriend has offered my a stitching machine for Christmas (yay !)
 
Next, I've used the "Live love" cut file to embellish more my album. I love this sort of tags, it adds something very easily !
Then I used this "Jewelry tags" which I've filled with sequins. 
Finally I used the "Enjoy the little things" cut file because it summarizes perfectly my year. A lot of little moments that made me happy throughout the year.
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.
 
 
 
 

Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00



December Daily Red Cup | Jaclyn Rench December 15, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here to share with you another page from my 2017 December Daily album.  I hope you've followed along the last couple of weeks to download your FREE copies of the holiday cut designs that we've been featuring. No worries, if you missed out on one of your favorites, they are now in the store for purchase.

The Modern Tree  from Day 5, has been calling my name.  I love the simple graphic nature of this design and anything in a trio is just that much cuter!  I used this cut file in not just one, but two ways on my day 11 spread.

 

I first used the trio of trees as a printable to accent my 3x4 journaling card.  I colored my images within the silhouette software, and sized them down to fit just below my text.  Once printed, I added an extra layer of stamping and a tiny die cut heart embellishment.

On the second part of the spread I  used the cut file in the traditional sense, by sizing the polka dotted tree to fit atop my Starbucks bag. I backed it with a lighter colored cardstock and attached the two with foam adhesive for a fun dimensional look.  The tree was then accented with stamping, stickers and a pretty paper clip bow, to finish off it's festive appearance.

Here's a close look at both of those elements outside of the page.

I've had so much fun incorporating these designs into my December Daily album this year.  We'd love to see if you are doing the same.  If so, please tag us on Instagram under the hashtag #justnickstudio so we can check them out!

Cut files used:

Modern Trees


14 Days of Giveaways - Day 3 | Jaclyn Rench December 03, 2017 07:00 3 Comments

Welcome to Day 3 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways!  Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

This time of year I spend a good portion of my crafty time working on documenting my holiday memories in a December Daily style album.  So, I was excited to incorporate today's free cut file, Falala, into my mini, in a fun and creative way!

I've been wanting to turn a cut design into an oversized page divider, in a mini album, for some time now.  I thought this cut file had a good amount of surface area to pull off this technique.  And I was right!  It successfully divides my two page spread, while still adding enough of a 'see-through' element to unify the right and left designs.

One cut of the file is simply not enough to make for a sturdy page divider.  I sized and cut the file three times, out of a heavy weight, white cardstock.

I used a liquid adhesive to adhere each layer of the design on top of the next.  Doing so, ensures that this interactive piece will withstand passing over the album ring binding, again and again.

To create precisely aligned holes, I simply placed my cut design over top of my page protector and used a coordinating hole punch.

The finished piece easily slips into the binding of my album, and turns just like any other page.  Because the design is so cute on it's own, I added nothing more than a sprinkling of clear sequins for a little extra sparkle and shine.

Remember that Today's design - FALALA - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: FALALAFREE  at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2017.  No purchase necessary today, only!  This design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Check back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Cut File used:

Falala

 


Hello Summer Mini Album | Jennifer McMurtrey July 22, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a 4 x 6 summer-themed mini album created using several - okay, make that a lot of - designs from the Just Nick Cut File Store and a mix of collections from Simple Stories.

First is the cover - this was created using a photo overlay with alphabet stickers stitched on for the title. For a bit of texture and color, I added a strip of t-shirt and a piece of ribbon from my stash. 

The second page is one of my favorites - it uses the Sunray Background cut file, which I sized down before cutting on my Silhouette.

Prior to cutting the Sunray Background in half, I machine stitched each of the rays and around the sun. Next, cut the sun in half, put both sides together, and sewed along the edge to create a pocket. I then used a journaling card to jot down some memories and placed it inside the pocket.

The next page uses the Summer Words and Beach Umbrella Background cut files that are attached to a 4 x 6 piece of patterned paper.

Up next are a couple of smaller photos on one page with more stitched cut files on the opposite side using the Summer, Summer Fun, and Beach Umbrella Background files. It is hard to see in the photo, but I cut a palm tree using another acetate photo overlay and it is behind the sun.

My idea for this album began with the File Folders cut file which this page uses. Here, I have added several more photos with die cuts, stickers, and the beach ball from Summer Fun.

Two more pages follow that use more patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts with stitching.

 

Here is another photo and several cuts from Summer Words, Summer Fun, and the File Folders cut files.

Thanks for making it this far . . . we are almost to the end.

This page has more machine stitching with stickers and die cuts the "fun" from Summer tucked behind the photo.

Here is another photo on the left with the On an Adventure cut file stitched to a piece of vellum. 

Here I machine stitched a portion of the Wave Border 2 file on a 4 x 4 piece of patterned paper.

Just inside the back cover I used more of the Wave Border 2 behind my photo, which is attached to another 4 x 6 folder from File Folders.

Last is the back cover, which uses a 4 x 6 patterned paper and a photo overlay for added protection.

Thank you for sticking with me to end of this very long post. Please be sure to visit the JustNick blog daily for tons of inspiration from the design team.