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12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 11 | Nathalie DeSousa December 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

 

 

Hi there!  
Nathalie back with you today.  I hope you all have been visiting the JustNick Studio blog and collecting all the awesome designs that Nicole has created.  

 

Today's free cut file,   HOLIDAY LAURELS,  is one of my favorites of the past 12 days!  Love the designs, and their versatility, so i put them to work on a layout all about my beautiful mami.

 

 

 

It is no secrets, i love florals, so i decided to use the floral image of the Holiday Laurel cut file to create the cut out on my page.  However, they were not placed as in the original image; instead i chose to layer them so that they create a cascading movement on the page.

 

 

 

I used Crate Paper's Merry Days collection to back the flowers and leaves in the cut out, and then attach them to one of the collection's paper using foam adhesive.

 

 

I used the spaces created by the movement of the cut outs to add the picture of my mami -on a very recent shopping trip- and my journal lines.  A few embellishments is all that was needed to complement the picture.

 

 

 

To complete the page, first i added another cut out -created using the same cut file- at the end of the floral cut out so that it will elongate the floral movement.   The space below this was used to add the title, which was created using the Merry Wishes cut file, a bit of Vicki Boutin gold glaze makes it stand out on this page.

 

 

Love how this turned out, and now it is time for you to stop by the JustNick Store to pick up a free copy of the HOLIDAY LAURELS cut file.

Enter the code: LAURELFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2018.

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

 

Cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!

 

XO

 


12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 1 | Nathalie DeSousa December 01, 2018 07:00 3 Comments

 Hi  there!

It is starting to feel and look a lot like Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than to share cut files! For the next 12 days, JustNick Studio will be giving a cut file a day for free!  So, let's get started!

 

 

Today's free cut file is "Build a Poinsetta", and it is the perfect cut file to create beautiful layouts and cards, but how about a decor piece for your home, well...

 

 

Every few years we change the color of the Christmas tree decorations, and this year our daughter decided the colors: blush, white and blue-gray.   The new colors mean that our Christmas decorations also have to be revamped a bit, so i decided to create this piece to for our home.

 

 

I pulled a Jillibean embroidery hoop and painted to match our wood pieces.  While the paint dried, i used today's free cut file, "Build a Poinsetta" to cut the pieces for the flowers from papers that matched the tones of the tree ornaments.  A bit of Vicki Boutin Art Crayon helps to add the shading to the petals, while a bone folder helped to create the movement of the flowers and leaves.  To finish each flower, I added a few french knots to the center of each flower.

 

 

 

 

To add the sentiment to the hoop, i decided to pull the  Merry and Bright cut file and used only the "merry" word of it to create the stitched sentiment on the hoop.

 

 

To assemble the piece, i added some small branches created using a soon-to-be-released "Holiday Boughs" cut file, and then glued all the pieces to the hoop.  I added a piece of ribbon to the top of the hoop, so that the piece can also be hung from the tree or around our home.  Just love how this turned out!!!

 

 

Now it is time for you to visit the store to get your free copy of this cut file, so:

Enter the code: POINTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 01, 2018.

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

 

I cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!  As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

 

XO


THANKFUL FOR THIS BOND | Nathalie DeSousa November 22, 2018 07:00

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates the sweet and special bond between humans and pets.  We love our baby so much, and he loves us just as much that i decided to pull a few of the beautiful JustNick studio cut files to create this new page.

 

 

I wanted something soft for the background, so i decided to hand stitch the  Heart Strings Background with white thread, and then back the heart spaces with colorful hearts cut from the  new Whimsical collection.

 

 

 

 

The curvature of the lines brings so much movement to the layout; and the space  created with the stitching was the perfect spot to add some sentiments using the collection's rub-ons or stamped images -that correspond to respective heart color-.

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, the Gratitude cut file was used to cut the word 'Thankful' from white cardstock.  This was propped on some foam adhesive onto the layout's background.

 

 

 

Once the picture was placed on the page, i used a few of the Whimsical collection flower ephemera to create clusters around the page.   To bring more of the cool tones to the page (tried at best to tone block the clusters), I  had to use the Stems 2 cut file to cut some extra leaves from white cardstock,  These were then colored with watercolor so that they take the hues in the hearts.

 

 

This page is so full of texture and movement.   The color of the hearts bring plenty of color and interest to this page,and i just love how it all works together!   Remember to stop by JustNick Studio store to check all these cut files.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Have a blessed day!

 


SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 06, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that uses a few of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut file designs to document my biggest blessings, my children!

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To create the background i copy and welded the Fussy Foliage Background cut file a few times so  that it fit the 12x12 format, and then drew an oval to crop it from the center of the page.   The background was cut from white cardstock and then,   I used Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection to back the larger leaves.

 

 

 

Next, to frame the oval center,  the oval frame in the Gratitude cut file was copied and welded to form the frame in the page.  This was cut from white cardstock, and attached to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

A few flowers were fussy cut from papers from the collection, and then layered behind the picture. To bring some of the white from the frame and background, i used the the Grateful cut file to cut some of the leaves and layered them between  the floral images.

 

 

 

 

A few small stickers and embellishments from the collection were added in small clusters around the picture.  A small title was then added so that the focus remains the picture of my babies.

 

This layout took less than an hour to put together and I love how it all turned out! Remember to check all the cut files and all the new designs used in this page at the Just Nick Studio store.  As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

XO


SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE | Nathalie DeSousa October 30, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Happy Halloween everyone!   Oh, how i miss the day my kids would dress up for the day, all the preparations, the make up and all the candy afterwards (well, there is still candy!!);  now that theya are teenagers all I am left with are sweet memories of Halloween's past.  So, i pulled a few pictures from a couple years ago to create this page using some of the new JustNick Studio cut files. 

 

JustNick Studio_SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE_Nathalie DeSousa


There are so many cut files to chose from, and it was so hard to pick one, that i decided to mix four cut files in one page.

 

 

 

I combined one of the Basic Heart cut file  images with the Spiderweb 2 background and Web cut files to create the cut out for this page.  I chose to cut it from black cardstock, so that it would stand out from the mixed media background (created with Jane Davenports Mermaid Markers).

 

 

Before setting the cut out on the page, a bit of white acrylic paint was rubbed on the cardstock, this gives the cut out that worn/antique look you see in the layout.

 

 

The pictures were sized so that they fit in between the two spiderwebs inside the heart, and then i used stickers and embellishments from a few Halloween collections (Simple Vintage Halloween from Simple Stories,  Pink Paislee's Spellcast and Pebbles' Midnight Haunting) to add some small details aroun the page.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, I chose the new Happy Halloween cut file to create the "SPOOKTACULAR" part of the title.  It was cut from black cardstock and then treated to a white acrylic paint wash.

 

 

Now it is time to go and set all the candy in bowls for us to share (well a bit of it, at least!).  Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used here and all other beautiful designs.  You can always contact me if you have questions on how this all came together!

Have a safe and  Happy Halloween!!

 


STAY WILD | Nathalie DeSousa October 10, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

Nathalie back with you today with a new project using some of the Just Nick Studio cut files.   I love all things Fall, and as soon as Cat Martin (one of our past designers) released her new digital collection, Norwegian Wood.   The idea of building a forest scene/diorama came to my mind.

To create the frames that are in the background and around the page, i  used the Floral Corner and Graphic Frames cut files.

 

 

 

First i copy and welded a few of the Flower Corner cut file so that they form a square of flowers on the mat.  

 

 

Then i attached one of the Graphic Frames to the flower square and sent it to cut from white cardstock.   I cut two frames, one to fit the entire page, and a smaller one at about 2 inches shorter.

 

 

Before gluing pieces to the page, the smaller frame was use as a mask to add a bit of color (so that it match the tones in the collection)to the center of the page - I used VIcki Boutin Crayons for this-.  

 

 

Each frame was backed with colored vellum (also created with VIcki Boutin Crayons) and then a bit of foam adhesive was used to create the dimension on the page.   Since the background and frames are doing a lots of the work, just a few decorations from the collection were needed to complete this page.

 

Love how this turned out.   Sometimes all  it takes is a few cut files to translate your ideas into the perfect layout.  Remember to stop by JustNick Studio to check the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added weekly.

You can always contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

XO


FALL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 24, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Happy Fall everyone!  Nathalie with you today with a new layout for Fall week.  Can you tell I love Fall?!  I am so excited to pull out my sweaters, drink all the PSL i  can find, but mostly to go out and enjoy all the colorful nature.   So, i poured some of my love of the season into this new layout that uses a few of the Just Nick Studio cut files and a bit of mixed media.

 

 

To start this page, i used the Grateful cut fileFall Florals cut file, and the Leaf It to Me cut file, to cut the various leaves you see from white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 To cut the solid maple leaves for this page, i used only the outline of the Leaf it To Me cut  file ( I released the path of the image on my Silhouette software, and then just highlighted the outline to be cut).  

 

 

Once all the leaves were cut out, i pulled my Pinkfresh liquid watercolors to add a very saturated amount to all of them, and set them aside to dry completely; this helped to create the natural curvature in the leaves.

 

 

While the leaves dried, I used some of the watercolors to create my background, and then trimmed the cardstock and glued it to a paper from Pinkfresh Studio.

 

 

Once all the leaves were dried, i used a white and black fine gel liners to detail the vines in the leaves, and then used foam adhesive to attach them to the background.    Just a few embellishments were needed to complete this page after all those colorful leaves.

 

 

I love how this turned out!, and all it took was a sheet of white cardstock, some of the beautiful Just Nick Studio and PinkFresh Studio watercolors and goodies.   

Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page and the new designs being added each week.  As always you can contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

XO

 


THIS MOMENT MAKES MY HEART FULL | NATHALIE DESOUSA September 14, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie here with the last  "Words & Phrases" blog post.  For the past two weeks we have been creating projects using some of the JustNick Studio cut files that feature words and phrases.  There are so many designs to chose from, and since i love a large (i mean fill the page with it kinda title!) title, this project was a dream to create.

 

 

Have i mentioned i love large title layouts?!!  There is something about telling a story in a few words with a large title.  So for this page, i welded the "This Moment" and  " My Heart is Full" cut files to create the large title in my page.

 

 

 

 

I cut my title from white cardstock, and trimmed the "is" word from the cut out using a sharp pair of scissors.   Each letter was backed with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection, "Willow Lane".

 

 

 

 

Once, the cut file was set on the layout - the background papers are also part of the WIllow Lane collection- using some foam adhesive.  A few flowers from were scattered below the cut file as to create small clusters/embellishmnets to the cut out.  These were cut also from white cardstock using the Boho Florals cut file.   Love the softness this adds to the page.

 

 

Since, I wanted to keep the title and picture as the focal point of this page, my choice was to hide the journal lines in the litte tag that is tucked behind the frame.

 

 

Love how this turned out.  The use of white cardstock to form the cut out brings out all the details of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files, and makes it pop from the colored background.

Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page.  If you have any questions on how this was put together, please do not hesitate to contact me!

XO

 


# SAY WHAT? | Nathalie DeSousa August 16, 2018 07:00

Hello there!

Nathalie with you today!  We are in the middle of a hot summer here in Toronto, so my teenage kids have been spending a lot of time indoors with their cell phones at hand.  How fun is it that i can document such a not so fun memory with some of the Just Nick Studio cut files?

 

 

To start, I added a light coat of Vicki Boutin art crayons to the background, so that the cut out would stand out from the page.

 

 

 

 

To create the background, i used the Text Me and Say What? cut files to create the large cut out and words that are set on the background.  

 

 

I used Paige Evans' Pick Me Up collection to back the cut out using a bit of foam adhesive.  The speech bubble words from the Text Me cut file were then glued straight to the patterned that backs the cut out.  In addition, I used the Hashtags 1 cut file to create the small hashtags that are added to the speech bubbles and title.

 

 

 

 

The negative pieces from the Say What? background and the speech bubbles from the Text me cut file were also added to the background.  All the embellishments come from the Emoji collection from Simple Stories.

 

 

 

The title of the page was created by using  the Say What? and Hashtags 1 cut files, backed with papers from Paige Evans collection and then propped with some foam adhesive.

 

 

This layout turned out better than what i had expected, and it perfectly documents those not so shiny moments of my Summer with my teenage kids.

 

I hope this serves as inspiration to use some of the new JustNick Studio cut files, and to stop by the store to check all the designs that are available,   Remember I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this was put together.

 

XO

 


Love Story | Nathalie DeSousa April 29, 2018 06:30

Hello there!

Let me  in on a little secret, today is my 18th wedding anniversary.  At first I was considering documenting one of our wedding pictures, but i thought that will not show the real us, so instead i picked one of out attempts at a decent selfie to tell the story of the past 18 years.  

 

To create this page, I chose to use the title as the focal point of the page.  So I chose to enlarge to fit pretty much 2/3 of the page.

 

 

 

I chose the "Love" design from the WORD 4 cut file, and sized it to fit across the entire page.

 

 

 

The "Story" design from the WORD 3 cut file was then welded under the last two letters of Love, and then sent to the machine to cut.  I used a pair of scissors to trim the intersecting parts of the "L" and "V" from the O, and backed it with one of our latest selfies.

 

 

The rest of the letters were backed with papers from Fancy Pants Design's The Bright Side collection.  Before gluing it to one of the papers of the collection, I added a bit of Vicki Boutin art crayon to the background, so that all the details of the cut out will show nicely.

 

 

To finish a few embellishments were added to the page, so that the picture is framed nicely with them.  A few lines of journal complete the page.

I love how this turned out (I am a fan of large titles -one of my favorite designs!!), and how easy it was to put together using the beautiful and versatile JustNick Studio cut files.

Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check these and the rest of their beautiful designs.

Have a lovely day!

 


TOGETHER | Nathalie DeSousa April 18, 2018 07:00


Hello Friends and Fans!

It is Background week here at the Just Nick Studio blog! There are so many beautiful designs to chose from, but i think every layout that i have created lately carry my creative wish for Spring, which means, I used a lot of bright colors to create this page using a kind of "fallish" background from the store.

 

 

 

For this page, I shrunk the 12x12 Leaf background to fit at about 6x12 in.  I simply moved the limits of the lines so that the entire cut file fit the new size, and then cut it out of white cardstock.

 

 

 

While the cut file was being cut, I created the background using some VIcki Boutin acrylic paints and crayons.  But then decided to bring life to the white cardstock, and chose to apply a combination of gold and iridescent paste on top of the leaves.

 

 

 

 

To bring more of Spring to the page, i chose Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, and added a few of the IN BLOOM die cut images to back some of the large floral ephemera pieces.   A bit of vellum was used to back these florals which add to the softness of the page.

 

 

All the florals encase a picture of my sisters with my kids and my niece and nephew.   I just added a few embellishments and a title to this page, and call it done!

 

 

 

Just loved the final look of the page.   The die cuts are nicely accented by the colorful background and ephemera pieces.   Now if only Spring would show up!!

Remember to stop  by the JustNick Studio store to check these and the many new cut files available,

As always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

 

 


Enjoy The Moment | Nathalie DeSousa March 20, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends and Fans!

 Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of Spring ( trust me we have seen too much snow and cold here in Canada) to your day.   There are so many  new designs available in the  Just Nick  Studio store, that it was so easy to create this page.

 

 

Since i wanted to break from all the snow, i chose to use vanilla cardstock as the base for this page. Next I used  the Pretty Pinwheels background to create the background of this page.  All the pinwheels were backed using papers from Studio Calico's Bookmarked kit (March 2018), and a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

Before adding the background to the page, a little bit of Vicki Boutin's art crayon was added around the placement of the picture.  Then the piece of the background was attached on a bit of a slant so that there is a bit of movement to the page.

 

 

 

To decorate the picture, i added a few elements from the kit, and a few fussy cut floral motifs from one of the papers included in the kit (I love them!).   Then just added a few lines of journal at the bottom of the picture.

 

 

 


The title of this page was created using the Enjoy The Moment cut file and a few of the kit's papers.   The two cut outs were glued together with a bit of an offset, and then propped on the page with some foam adhesive.   Just a few drops of gold ink, and a few fussy cut butterflies finish this page.

 

 

I love how this page turned out, and how easy it was to put together using a few of the store's cut files.   Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check the weekly new designs and all the previous ones, too.  As always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

 

XO

 


SWEET GIRLS | NATHALIE DESOUSA January 01, 2018 07:00

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!

 Nathalie with you today, bringing you the first project of 2018  (can you believe it is a New Year already!).  

 

 

I have had this picture in my scrapbook file for a while waiting for the right cut file, and when i saw the new Magic Carpet Background, the idea popped into my head.

 

 

 

To create this background, I isolated only the full images of the cut file, and then copy them in a tile formation.   Using the Silhouette software,  the image was moved until it matched the angle of the picture, and then set to cut from white cardstock.

 

 

Each image was then backed by a different paper from the Paige Evans' "Turn The Page" collection (one of  my fave collections from 2017!).  Using a bone folder, the centers of the motifs were slightly creased as to create the dimension in the background.

 

 

Just a few embellishments were needed to complement and frame the picture.   I wanted the picture to balance the background, so I chose to keep it Black and White so that it stands out from the colorful background.

 

 

 

The title of this page was created using the  "Girl Power"  and  "Lower Case Alpha" cut files from papers from the collection.   Each letter and word was cut twice, and glued together, a bit of foam adhesive adds the dimension to the word "sweet".

 

 

I hope this serves as inspiration for the start of a new year!  Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check these and all the cut file designs available.  

Remember i am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together. 

 

See you all soon!

 


Peace | Nathalie DeSousa December 18, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

 

Nathalie here with a new project filled with  Christmas spirit.   I just love this time of the year,  it seems like my home becomes cozier as we approach Christmas.  With that in mind, I created a project all about my baby and his favorite spot during the holidays.

 

 

As you can see our baby loves to nap in front or under the Christmas tree!  So what better way to document this picture than to create a background filled with Christmas trees.

 

 

 

The Christmas tree background was created using the Fold a Tree cut file and some white cardstock.   The cut was sized to about 8.5x11 in and most of the free spaces were backed with papers from the Studio Calico's Northern Light kit.

 

 

The cut out was then hand stitched to the background paper.  To add more texture and interest to the page, a few stitches were used to secure the folded piece to the mat in some of the background trees. 

 


To frame the picture of our baby, the rectangular frame image from the Infinity Hearts was cut form wood grain white cardstock.   A bit of embroidery thread was looped along some of the edges of the frame to add texture to the page.

 


 

The title of this page was created using the Script Font cut file.  The word "Peace" was welded together, and then cut twice from one of the papers from the Studio Calico's Northern Lights kit.  A bit of foam adhesive pops the title from the page.

 

 

I love the end result of this page.  The non-traditional colors combined with all the cut files and hand stitching complement the picture of our baby peacefully sleeping under the Christmas Tree.

 

Remember to stop by Just Nick Studio Store to check all the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added to the store.  If you have questions on how this came together, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Have a blessed Christmas! 

 


FALL | Nathalie DeSousa October 10, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

 

Happy Fall Y'all!  and to all our Canadian friends, I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

Nathalie here today with a bit more Fall inspiration.  What can I say,  it is my most favorite season of the year, there is so much to love about it!    This time i pour some of my joy for the season into this layout that documents my kids on last year's Thanksgiving walk.

 

 

 

Fall is all about color, and changes in nature, so what best that to recreate some of those fallen leaves using the Leaf Cluster cut file - one of my favorite cut files from the store -.   

 

 

 

 

 

For this page, I used two cut outs created from the Leaf Cluster cut file in different sizes.  First, I used some Prima Watercolor (Decadent Pies palette) to add quite a bit of color to the background.  While it dried, I backed the cut out with papers from Bella Blvd.  Gratitude Documented collection.   Then just attached the cut outs to the page with some strong adhesive.

 

   

 

For the title of this page, I used the new "I Like Fall" cut file to cut just the word Fall from the design.   An offset was all I used to create the stitching of the title.  A bit of watercolor completes the look  of the title, and makes it pop from the page.

 

 

 

Love how easily this page came together.    The colors that back the cut outs bring out the details in the background and in the beautiful cut file design.   So stop by the Just Nick store to check the designs used in this page, and all the new designs available.   Remember i am just a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

 

See you all around!!!

 

 


HEY THERE September 03, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

Nathalie here with a new layout that is all about my teenage son!.  I love my kids, but i find that it is easier to document my daughter, so this time,  I chose to create a page that combines the Positive One and Positive 3 Backgrounds to document my boy!

 

 

 I wanted something that will bring the eye to the picture, and at the same time will be graphic and simple.   The Positive One and Positive Three backgrounds were perfect for what i had in mind, even when the design changed a bit along the way.

 

 

 

 

Firstly, I isolated a single cross from both the files.  Then used the cross from the Positive One file to sketch some crosses on half of the page, and used the same design  (in three different sizes) to cut some crosses from vellum.  I proceeded to poke holes in the sketched designs, and used thread to back stitch the designs.

 

 

Next i used the Positive 3 cut file's isolated cross to cut some designs out of the papers from the Boys Front collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  Once everything was cut, then a bit of foam adhesive was used to attach the crosses just to half of the page, as if they all were leading to the picture.

 

 

 

After the graphic background, just a few more details around the picture complete the page.    I love the final look of the page, along with the contrast in dimension, and it all was created by using the simple designs of the two cut files.   That is why i love cut files!!!

 

Remember to check the JustNick store for these, and all the rest of cut files available.  All the designs are so versatile, and you can easily create unique pages with them.  I am always a comment away, if you have a question on how this came together.

 

See you all around!

 


High School Smile August 23, 2017 07:00

Hi there!

 

It is Nathalie back today with a new layout to share with you.  Can you believe it is time to get the kids ready to go back to school -here in Canada-?  With that in mind, i had to document the picture of  my kids on their first day of high school (gr. 9 & 11 respectively).

 

 

The idea for this page was to recreate a large file, for that i trimmed the white cardstock to fit inside the layout, and used the  File Folders cut file to create a large tab that hides under the layout's mat.

 

 

 

I glued the tab to the page's mat, followed by the trimmed cardstock.  Then a bit of mixed media was used to create the background behind the picture and title (I wanted to be authentic to my kids's folders at the end of the year, so a bit of distress fits them to a tee!).

 

 

 

 

 I am a sucker for large titles, so i created the one featured in this page by welding  the letters from the Shattered Alpha cut file (spelling High School) with the "Smile" from the Word 4 cut file.   Then used papers from Bella Blvd, to back the spaces, and attached it on top of the mixed media background using some foam tape.

 

 

 

Finally to complete the page, I added the b/w version of the picture to the side of the title.  The Word Tab cut file was handy to create the small tab that was added to the cluster on the pictures.   A few more small details complete the page.

 

I love the final look of the page!  I hope this inspires you to document those 1st day of school smiles using some of the JustNick Studio cut files.  As for me, I will be doing a small happy dance once they leave for school, followed by a few tears of sadness as they are leaving me!.

 

You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this page came together.

 

See you all soon!

 


By The Sea August 07, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone,

 

Nathalie with you today to bring you a new Summer project inspired by circles, and some of the store's cut files.   My kids love the beach, and i just love using cut files to create a colorful and bright background for these memories. 

 I wanted a bright and interesting background for the page, so i welded the a few of the Let It Shine images to some of the inside circles of the Totally Tubular Background.  Then welded two of these images together.  

 

 

 

 

 

 The colors in the Hello Sunshine collection from Fancy Pants are just perfect to add color and brightness to the background.

 

 

Since the background has a lot of interest, a few little extra pieces were needed to completely embellish the page, and complete the visual triangle on the page.

 

 

 

To add the title of this page, I used the recently released By The Sea cut file to cut the sentiment twice from black card stock.  I glued the pieces together, and attached them to the page with some foam adhesive.

 

 

I hope you also are inspired to look at all the different designs in the Just Nick Studio store; there are so many to chose from.  Remember you can contact me with any questions on how this page came together.

 

See you all soon!


You & Me July 29, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

 

I hope you all are enjoying these beautiful Summer Days (the current season here in Canada!).  After a long vacation to my native Ecuador, i am finally back home and loaded with lots of ideas, and memories to document.   For this particular picture of my cousin and my goddaughter, i used one of the newer cut files , Frilly Floral Frames, to create its soft and girly background.

 

  

 

 

My starting point was to create a grid design for the page, but once I started playing with the frames on my Silhouette software, I was drawn to the visual triangle the three frames formed around the picture.  So I went ahead, and welded the 3 frames together, to create the cut out for this page.

 

 

Once the cut out was created, i backed the flower in each corner with some of the papers from Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart collection that was included in the May 2017 Clique Kits  monthly kit.

 

 

Since i wanted the layout very girly, i chose to use one of the papers from the collection as the background for the page.   The watercolor  design in the page brings the details in the white cut outs.  In addition, a layer of white vellum was added to the squares (as a layer behind the cut out) just to the sections where the square do not intersect.

 

 

 Using a paper piercing tool, a stitching guide was created around the edges of the squares. Three different color embroidery thread was used  to stitch the frames, so that they match the colors in the background paper.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, the "You Make Me Smile" cut file was used to stitch the "You & Me" sentiment to the page.  Once the stitching was completed, a bit of shimmer watercolor complete the look of the title.   This same watercolor was used to create the splatters around the page.

 

 

I really hope this inspires you to take a look at the new designs available at the Just Nick Studio store.  The versatility of each of the designs will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind project. 

 

Remember, I am a comment away if you have further questions on how this came together.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

 


Enjoy The Moment July 09, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

  I am Nathalie (aka Tachita, my nickname for as long as I can remember), and I am super excited to be part of the 2017-2018 Design Team for JustNick Studio.

  I am grateful to GOD first and foremost for all his blessings, and to Nicole for inviting me to be part of this amazing group of designers.  My love for photography and memory keeping introduce me to scrapbooking, and I have been hooked on this craft for many years.  I especially love working with cut files, so getting to work and share my projects with Nicole's designs is just a delight.  

  For my first project, i chose to work a monochromatic design with lots of texture -aka stitching- and a few of the store cut files.   

 

 

For this layout,  i chose the gorgeous Floral Burst Background to create the background for the layout.  So I used the cut file to create the large hand stitched flowers in the page.  To add more texture and dimension to the page, some string art was used to fill the inside of each petal on the flowers.

 

 

 

 

It did take some time to complete the designs, but i find hand stitching relaxing!  

 

To create the title of this page, i chose the Enjoy The Moment cut file, and cut it twice from white cardstock.  The two cut-outs were glued together, and then attached to the bottom of the page using some foam dots (i love the little shadow under the  title!)

 

The picture of my daughter holding the littlest one (that is how we call the little cousins around here), was framed with some leaf cut outs created from vellum and white cardstock using the  Stem cut file.   A few pieces stickers, and ephemera pieces from the Rose Quartz collection -Prima Marketing- and Gather collection -Crate Paper- frame the picture.

 

 

What can i say?  I love this page!  It is full of texture, dimension and cut files, not to mention a black and white picture ;)  

 

Don't forget to check the cut files used in this layout in the JustNick store, there are lots of designs available (all beautiful, of course!).  I am a comment away if you have questions on how this layout came together, and/or you can always find me on Instagram - @tachita55 - !!

 

See you all soon!

 

 


Meet our new Design Team! July 01, 2017 10:00 2 Comments

Today is a bittersweet day - we say goodbye to a few of our DT members who have been with us, but say hello and welcome to some new members of our team!

Help me welcome our new Design Team! I am sure they will inspire you over the next 12 months!

 

Mari Lee Clarke

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Gallant

Morgan Langley

Rachel Lowe

Zsoka Marko

Cathy Martin

Jennifer McMurtrey

Maryam Perez

Jaclyn Rench

Niki Rowland

Laureen Wagener

Michelle Whorwood

Nicole Nowosad