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Chill Out | Majken Pullin August 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans...it's Majken with you today to share a fun and summery layout!  I used some fun alpha techniques to create my title, and a sun cut file for my journaling area.  Let's take a look!

 

I used both Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2.  

For the Outline Alpha, I first made each letter its own compound path, and then I overlapped the letters to create the words "Chill" and "Summer".  I selected each word and welded the letters together so they'd maintain their outline.  I filled in each letter with a different patterned paper and stitched around each letter.  I love the texture that the stitching adds to cut files!

For the script alpha letters, I overlapped them to create cursive words, welded them together, and then cut each word "out" and "it's" three times to glue them together to create a more 3-dimensional look.

How fun is the sun from Sunny Days for journaling?  I typed out my journaling after measuring the inside of my sun, printed it, then used a punch to cut it for my center.

Here's a quick look at the "Summer" with some sequins to add to the polka dot paper:

I hope this inspires you to create some fun titles using the JustNick alphas on your next project!  I'm so glad you joined us on the blog today.

Cut files used:


The Greatest Love of All | Zsoka Marko February 09, 2018 07:00

Hello scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout! 

This week we are focusing on LOVE, so I've picked the Free Love cut file. I've used this as part of my title - the rest of the title was created using the Outline Alpha cut file.

 

When I think of love, the very first person that comes to my mind is my son, of course. I've come across this photo of him recently, as a tiny baby lying on his daddy's back. I thought this would be perfect for today's layout. Also, I haven't used the super cute Crate Paper Little You collection in ages so I was happy to bust it out!

First I created my title - I made LOVE the biggest so it remains the focus, plus I knew I wanted to place my photo behind the O. I welded all letters in every word to make my life easier ha! Then I backed each word with different patterned papers. I have a ton of papers left from this collection but unfortunately not many different ones and I'm missing the ones that have a bit of yellow in them. I didn't want my layout to be only blue so I decided to use yellow card stock behind my title. On the left I have my fave paper and on the right a simple blue-white striped paper that is actually not even from this collection.

I adhered the title to the background with the help of foam adhesive. Once done, I started embellishing. There's so many cute embellishments in this collection! I added a few chipboard pieces, stickers, a sweet little lion clip and scattered some enamel dots around the page. 

To finish off the layout I added my journaling and some black paint spatters. I could not stamp the date because I don't find it anywhere in the photo properties. Around the time Maxim was 4 my boyfriend did something on our computer, copied the photos from one place to the other or something like that, and all photos from before that time have the same date stamp on them. This still makes me so mad! Sure, in some cases I can figure out the year and the month, but in this case, I have no idea. Of course this is not the end of the world, but you know...just really sad that I don't know how old my kiddo is in some pictures. If any of you knows a solution to this problem, I'm all ears! 

That's it for today! Hope you like the layout!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

X


Twas The Night Before Christmas - Marcia Dehn-Nix January 04, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am having a hard time packing up my Christmas papers so I decided to do one more layout. I hate to see the holidays ending ... that means I have to go back to work. Anyway, I really wanted to scrap this photo of the extended Nix family taken on Christmas Eve. I normally snap candid shots at family gatherings, but my niece brought out a tripod so we gave a group shot a try. I think it turned out great! I decide to go for a BIG title for impact. I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed them with a variety of different pattern papers.

You can see the FA LA LA LA LA tree tucked in behind the photo. I couldn't resist adding that since we are posing in front of the tree.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and used a piece of dark green pattern paper for my background. I really love how that title just pops against the green.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!


Gamer | Jaclyn Rench March 25, 2017 07:00

Happy weekend, Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here to share a page I made using my very favorite digital file font, Outline Alpha.

This alpha is a necessity in your cut file arsenal, as it is super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.  One option, is to use the inside or 'negative cuts' of the letters for a thinner, less chunky font title, or you can go for something much more delicate by simply using just the outline of each letter.

I settled on a mix of the two aforementioned styles for my page, and even took it a step further by overlapping my letters and welding it all together into one title piece.  As you'll note, I altered the size and placement of my letters to add more interest.  Once each letter was in place, I used the eraser tool to eliminate the intersecting lines between each letter, before welding.  This step took a little bit of time and some trial and error, but I think the results are definitely worth it!

Mixing up the patterns and colors that back each letter, reinforce the masculine edge to the page.

My title makes such a statement, that I was able to pull together the rest of my page by simply adding some layers, journaling and a trio of embellishment clusters. I love when a page comes together with such ease!  Awesome cut files seem to be the constant factor in that equation for me!

Let us know what Just Nick alpha files are your favorites and/or what type of font designs you like to see in an upcoming release! 

Happy crafty weekend, friends!

Cut files used:

Outline Alpha

 

 


ABC Layout September 15, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here on the blog today sharing a school themed layout.

I really like using my Silhouette Cameo with the sketch pens so I thought I would use the Outline Alphas Cut File and my black sketch pen and draw the alphabet design onto white card stock.  It needed some color so I inked inside each letter with some distress inks.  

Cut Files Used On This Layout

Outline Alphas

 

 


Mother's Day gift May 02, 2016 07:00

Hello and happy Monday!  Jaclyn here to kick off a week of projects inspired by some of the most amazing women in our lives...MOMS! 

I'm always looking for a unique and special gift each Mother's Day to convey to my own Mom just how much she is loved and appreciated.  While just the right store bought gift could certainly do the trick, I knew something handmade would be most cherished and appreciated.  I reached for my crafting supplies and Just Nick cut files to create a pretty and meaningful shadowbox that my Mom can display in her home.

 

The Doodle Flowers cut file is quite fun and whimsical.  However, when it is cut from white cardstock and layered atop a coordinating background, it takes on a much more elegant and sophisticated vibe.

Accenting some of the flowers with buttons creates lots of pretty texture and added dimension, while still keeping the focus on the intricate cut designs. 

I printed my quote on the background cardstock, but wanted to place emphasis on the word 'Mother'.  I used the Outline Alpha to cut out the letters I needed, once in white and another time from a soft metallic lavender cardstock.  The lavender letters are adhered below the white, slightly offset, to create a shadowed effect.  I used my favorite floral from the Doodle Flowers to represent my 'O' in the word mother.  Backing this design with color and pattern allows it and the remainder of the title piece to pop - ultimately becoming the focus of the entire design.

With limited supplies and pretty cut files, a special Mother's Day gift comes together quite quickly and beautifully!

Don't forget to come back by all week long for more inspiring posts and projects celebrating Moms!

Cut files used:

Doodle Flowers

Outline Alpha


Easter Egg-citement March 29, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today.

How many of you celebrated Easter this past weekend? I have an Easter layout to share with you. I wanted to give you an idea of how to use some of those photos you took. I chose three different JustNick digital cut files for my layout; the Half Shell Background, the Arrow Set 1, and the Outline Alphas. The pattern paper is from the Simple Stories Life in Color and Carpe Diem collections. Take a look ...

I separated the alpha letters I needed and arranged them in a whimsical manner before welding them together. Once it was welded, I created an outline by using the offset feature. I love the splash of yellow behind the black outline. These Alphas are so versatile! You can create any title you like with them.

And what's not to love about that awesome Half Shell Background? It's perfect for Easter! With so much to love, the "Love This" arrow was another perfect choice...

Could he be any cuter?

Here are those files I used again ...

Be sure to stop by the JustNick Store to check out all the latest digital cut files. Thanks for stopping by today.


I Love You - PageMaps March 14, 2016 07:00

Hello!  I hope you've been enjoying a closer look at all of the pages the design team has been sharing from the PageMaps team up.  It's Jaclyn here today to share the page I made combining a one page PageMaps sketch and two of my favorite Just Nick cut files.

Becky's sketches are some of my favorites!  They take the guess work out of where to place the elements on my page, and truly just allow me to have fun with the design, embellishment and story telling.  Here's a look at the sketch I was given to work with:

And here's my take:

As you can see, I stuck pretty close to the design.  Why mess with a good thing, right?!  In the sketch a large block of pattern paper is depicted below the photo arrangement.  I knew this would be a nice spot to highlight the Crazy Daisy cut file. I cut the file out of white cardstock and trimmed it down to 4" tall by 6" wide.  I used bits of pattern paper and solid cardstock to fill in the empty spaces behind each daisy, for a fun and colorful look.

As I often do, I turned to pinterest for my title.  I found a nautical quote that would work well with my page and chose to highlight a portion of the quote to serve as my page title.  I cut the 'I Love You' out of navy cardstock using the Outline Alpha cut file.  I chose to discard the outline portion of the cut for a more clean and simple design.

Don't forget, from now until April 30, 2016 you can grab any design of your choice in the Just Nick store by using the code PAGEMAPSFREE at checkout.  Pair that file with one of the PageMaps sketches and you've got a fun project in the making!

Cut files used:

Crazy Daisy

Outline Alpha


Happy 2016! December 31, 2015 07:00

This is a bit of a dual posting for me. 

First I want to thank all my DT members this year for a blog FULL of inspiration!!! Some of our DT members are moving on, and so I want to say a big THANK YOU to each of them for their dedication and friendship this year! I hope we stay in touch.

Tomorrow we will announce our 2016 Design Team. We have so much good things in store for JustNick - I really hope you continue to visit for ideas and inspiration and a little shopping too :)

Today, I do have a project using a couple files from the store ! I wanted to do a bit of a recap project and here is what I came up with:

I used the Pebbles 2 Background layered over some white cardstock for the base of my page...you can just barely see the texture, but trust me - it is there!

Next, I added in a large title using the Outline Alphas cut file - it is really a simple design, but great for adding lots of colour to your project!

I added in a Circle Sentiment and some Ink Splats to finish off my page.

That's it for me today! Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for a list of our new DT

Happy New Year!