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Thankful For You | Nicole Kerr October 15, 2021 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Nicole here and today I'm creating a layout using the gorgeous new Rustic Ring 2 cut file. As soon as I saw this cut file, I knew it needed paired with the new Jen Hadfield Peaceful Heart and Paige Evans Bungalow Lane collections! here a look at my completed layout and the file:

I just love these clusters of leaves and florals!  I backed them using papers from Peaceful Heart, Including backing the circle with the pink and white check. I auditioned many papers from both lines and felt the blue fit the best. It was a nice bold, yet soft, contrast. I felt like the project was missing more of the pink, which then lead me to placing the blue piece on a diagonal. To make this feel more "home" feel, I added stamped stitch lines around the edges of my papers.

I then added a cluster of elements on the bottom left. I loved the "how lucky" and house ephemera. I felt they were perfect for this spread documenting my thanks for my son and how positive his attitude and mindset always is! I felt this space also needed more florals, so I cut several from a sheet of patterned paper.

I then added my photo to the right cluster and brought in the same elements of florals, die cuts and a banner.

Lastly, I added my title around the outside of the frame and two small paint and sequin splashes on the top right and bottom middle of the spread. I felt those two areas needed a little something without taking the focus away from the rest of the layout.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Click HERE to head on over to the shop and grab this file! Be sure to tag us on social media so we can see how you're using the files!

 


Simple Florals Layout | Nicole Kerr September 9, 2021 19:30

Hello JustNick friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a layout using the new Simple Floral 1 cut files that was just released! This gorgeous file has three whimsical florals and three different style of leaves.
This cutfiles works beautifully with the new Bella Blvd. You Are My Sunshine Collection!  They have the same, bold yet whimsical vibes and pair PERFECTLY!
I used multiples of these florals and leaves in various sizes to make a large impact on my 12x12 layout.
Using the traditional backing technique, I used solid, polka dot papers to add large pops of color on my page. With the busy paper on the background, it gives a good visual break.
I added various layers of foam behind each of the flowers to add depth.  On the largest of the flowers, I used the curve of it to add part of my title.
I then added different chipboard and puffy stickers over the page to add different textures.  I finished my spread with some black paint splatters and my journaling, which I placed on adhesive labels.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
If you love this cutfile, stop over and pick it up HERE today!
It's a must have in any cutfile stash!

Popit Pup Layout | Nicole Kerr August 23, 2021 07:19

Hello crafty friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a layout for all of our pet lovers out there!
There has been a cutfile in the shop that I have been eyeing and the idea finally came to light! Today I'm sharing a mixed media layout featuring the In The Doghouse cutfile and the new Lower Case Funky Alpha cutfile!
I began with the mixed media portion of my layout. I gessoed the background with clear gesso as a prep. Once dry, I used a paw print stencil I had to add 3 dimensional paw prints to the back ground  If you don't have a stencil already, you can easily make your own with this cutfile! I let that sit and dry completely because the next step was to add the color.  I add some colored mists and then spray some water so the color would run and puddle around the paw prints. I added a few layers of grey, silver and brown, letting each dry in between the next layer of color. once all areas of color were dry, I added splatters.
To accent those areas of mixed media, I used the cutfile to create coordinating paw prints. For the papers and embellishments for this layout, I used the Bella Blvd. Cooper collection. This paper matched my splatters almost perfectly!
I then used other elements in the cutfile to create a dog house and bones, cutting those from different pattern papers. I created a cute little scene with diecuts from the collection and two photos of our family pup, Odie, who was playing with my son and is huge popit!
Lastly, I curled the edges of my layout, added a few staples and bones to accent it, and adhered my title using the second cutfile. I welded my letters together before cutting it so it was easier to place.
Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you've been inspired!

Dinosaur Fun | Nicole Kerr August 4, 2021 07:00

Hello JustNick Friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a super cute mixed media layout using two of the new cutfiles, Script Alpha and Quatrefoil Circle.
For my products today, I'm using Vicky Boutin's newest collection Color Study. I wanted to create a mixed media background to go with all of the colorful, mixed media elements in the collection.  I used the Quatrefoil cutfile and modeling paste to create the dimensional background and Vicki's watercolor crayons to add all of the color to it. When adding the modeling paste ad the different layers of color, it is important to make sure each layer is dry before beginning the next.  I also applied all of this on a paper that was prepped with a foundation of clear gesso.
Once all of my layers of mixed media were dry, I machine stitched the circle mixed media paper and the vertical strips of paper to my page.  Not only does stitch add to the texture and handmade appearance of the page, it also helps flatten the warped paper.
I created the word "fun" in my title using the new script alpha file. I welded each of the letters together so once cut, it remained one word. This also helps the letters look more intentional and seamless.
After having everything in place, I made sure that it was all glued to the foundation paper. Traditional tape and foam doesn't like to stick to gesso or mixed media surfaces, so glue works best!
Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope I've inspired you to create your next mixed media project!

Hello Summer | Nicole Kerr July 15, 2021 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!
Nicole here and today I have a very colorful and "tasty" layout to share with you using the new Cool Treats cut file.
This cutfile has four of the cutest popsicles and ice cream cone ever and I couldn't resist using all four to document some tasty ice cream on vacation!
For my layout, I used Echo Park's Summer Dreams mini kit that had this adorable popsicle paper! I divided it into four sections by stitching a few different colors of thread on my sewing machine in a couple different stitch patterns. This not only provides that visual barrier between each section, but it also helps to flatten down the mixed media that I started with. After adding the gesso and watercolors, paper tends to warp and the stitching helps to flatten it back out a bit. 
Once the four areas were divided, I created each like a mini 6x6 layout, using the top left as my title section and the bottom right as more of embellishment and journaling spot. I used one of the cut files in each of these areas as large embellishments, backed with coordinating papers from the collection.
In the other two areas, I used photos of my boys enjoying their specialty ice cream on the boardwalk! It's one of our favorite night time treats!  In these areas, I used the cut files as embellishments and like a layering piece behind my photos. I also used some puffy stickers and acrylics from Elle's Studio and tangled thread from my stash to help embellish those areas.
These "cool treats" are super cute and add the perfect touch to any summer, sweet treat spread! Thanks for taking the time today to stop by and see how I used them! Please tag us on IG or Facebook showing how you used them on your next project!

Good Vibes Layout | Nicole Kerr July 2, 2021 07:00 1 Comment

Hello crafty friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a layout that I created using three new cut files that will be released and available tomorrow, July 3rd! There are so many possibilities for summer layouts that you don't want to miss them!
The new files that I used are:
I began my layout by cutting the radical background on white paper.  I cut it in half to make it look more like a sun. My initial thought was to just use it as a stencil with my distress inks, but once I applied those inks, I love the cutout as much as the back ground! I added foam adhesive behind the cutfile and glued it to my background paper. I love the dimension this gives!
I then used some watercolors from my stash in two shades of blue to paint the bottom portion of my page to look like the water in the pool.  I used the Hey Fishies cutfile and added three fish to the bottom part of the page. I watercolored these little cuties a shimmery gold.
For my title, I used the "good vibes" cutfile.  I cut this phrase three times on white cardstock and glued all three layers together.  It gives it more of a chipboard type of feel and is a lot sturdier when added to all of the layers. With all of the other colors going on, I decided to leave this plain white for a pop of clean and bright white.
For my photos, I used three of my son swimming in the pool when we took a four day vacation in June. He is my little fish and this spread was perfect to document this moment! I used the new Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed collection to embellish my photos with florals, clear stickers, puffy stickers and even some tangled thread.
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Don't forget to set those alarms and come back tomorrow to grab all three of these new cut files!

Summer Memories Mini Album | Nicole Kerr June 18, 2021 06:00

Hello crafty friends!
Nicole here and today, I'm sharing a mini album created using the Summer Fun cut file! This cut file is so much fun and has so many possibilities because of all the elements included! From fish to seashells, fruit, you name it! There are elements for every summer project!
For this mini, I used the new Simple Stories Sunkissed collection. I used the sand castle to create six pages for my album using a small polka dot paper. One sandcastle for the cover and five others for the inside pages.
I cut several fish, seashells, lemons, watermelon, sunglasses, camera and life saver to back and use like ephemera on each of these pages.  I decided after laying this all out that the top left corner of the sandcastle would be the best place to put my ring. I used a standard hole punch and then chose a pink binder ring as the closure.
I added all of the backed cutfiles to my pages, some on foam adhesive and others adhered directly to the page. Behind each of the larger elements I added a bit of tangled thread to give the album more texture.  I used adhesive brads and enamel dots along with word strips to fill in the gaps.
On the back of each of these pages is where I added my journaling.  It gives a lot of room to tell all of the stories for each photograph. I also used two word/phrase stickers. I find these tricky and sometimes hard to use in projects. This is a great way to use them up so they don't end up forgotten!
Thanks so much for joining me today! 
I hope I have inspired you to create your next summer themed mini album using this fabulous cutfile!