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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!