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Clean & Simple Cards | Jaclyn Rench March 06, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends! Jaclyn here to share a couple of clean and simple cards I've made with some new Just Nick designs.
Whenever I get a new crop of cut designs, I like to size down the files and cut them out of white cardstock, as a 'test cut'. This gives me a better feel for the intricacies of the design and the success I may or may not have, cutting it from different mediums.
These 'test cuts' typically get filed into a bin in my craft space and are often the first thing I reach for when making a new card. I used the 'test cuts' from the Honeycomb Floral Background and the Patterned Hearts designs for the two cards I'm sharing today.
When I think of honeycombs I think of bees, so I though it would be fun to pair the Honeycomb Floral Background with some sweet, stamped and colored bumblebee images.
The cut design is mounted with foam adhesive atop of the 3.75" square white card base.
Using the foam adhesive creates lots of shadowing and dimension to this tone on tone background. The bumblebees appear to 'fly' about the backdrop and are grounded by the card greeting near the bottom left. The florals inside each honeycomb really make this design special!
This next card features a sprinkling of Patterned Hearts. I've backed each of the heart designs with a different pattern. I attached the hearts to the card base, both directly and with foam adhesive, to allow them to appear that they are falling down from the top of the design. Doing so creates movement throughout the card and ultimately directs your eye to the sentiment.
I've tucked sparkling clear sequins around and peeking out from some of the hearts to add a little extra sparkle and fun!
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Thanks for joining me on the blog today, to see how to kick up your clean and simple card designs with some of the newly released designs in the Just Nick shop. I hope you've been inspired to get creative!
Best Girls | Jaclyn Rench January 30, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. February is just days away, and that has me in the mood to craft with hearts, hearts and more hearts! I'm excited to share a page I made documenting the sweet friendship building between my daughter and niece. This project just wouldn't be complete without some Just Nick heart designs.
The Patterned Hearts cut file, when sized down, makes a fun embellishment on a page. I selected the large dotted pattern heart, sized it to around 1.5" square and cut it from white cardstock. I then backed it with a tone on tone red stripe, adhered it to my page with foam adhesive and accented it with wood veneer, enamel dots and chipboard - to make it part of a small embellishment cluster, alongside my journaling block.
I snuck in a second digital cut design in the form of a frame around my journaling. With all of the straight lines and angles on my page, the circular style frame from Infinity Hearts is an unexpected element. It creates even more focus on my journaling. The typed text was formatted in a word processing program, to fit within the boundaries of my frame. In addition, I've placed it to slightly overlap two of my three photos, to tie the focal elements of my page together.
Thanks for joining me today, to see how I've incorporated some of my favorite heart themed designs onto a recent layout. Happy Crafting!
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Love You June 08, 2016 07:00
Hello, it's Jaclyn joining you today. If you've been following along the blog this week, you know that some of the designers have been challenged to use four or more Just Nick cut files on one page or project. I've loved seeing each designers take on this task and am excited to share my results with you today.
I'm going to be honest, my design aesthetic is pretty clean and linear, so it's often a special exception for me to use more than one or two cut files on a page. With that being said, I was certainly up for the challenge and the creative push it gave me to try something new.
My husband and I will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary in the fall and I've had it on my page ideas list to do a 'then and now' style page to commemorate this milestone. The story I wanted to tell was of all the changes and challenges we've been through in that time and ultimately how our love has helped us survive it all. I started the page by searching my Just Nick cut file library for anything and everything love/heart related. I first landed on the Simple Card Sentiments file - knowing that the script 'love you' phrase would be a perfect title.
I cut the sentiment from white cardstock and adhered it with foam adhesive to create added depth and shadows.
Next, I landed on the Patterned Hearts cut file. This one's a favorite of mine and I've been waiting for just the right project to use it on. I still had my white cardstock loaded into my silhouette machine, so I sized and cut three out of the four incluced hearts for my page. Each heart was then backed with a scrap of paper to coordinate with it's placement on the page.
You might have spied another Just Nick cut design in the previous close up photo. The Infinity Heart Frame design makes several appearances on my page as well. I cut three of the circle design to accompany each of the patterned hearts on my page. Again, I cut the design from white cardstock, this time backing each circular frame with a coordinating patterned paper.
I snuck in one more detail and cut file on my design. I used the numbers from Banner Essentials to include the number 15 within one of the infinity heart circles. Doing so was easy, by simply placing and sizing the numbers inside the rings and welding everything together. It makes for a cohesive trio of elements throughout my design as well as, giving me the opportunity to build this 15 year milestone into the overall asthetic.
Here's a closer look at each of the files I've used on today's page. We hope you'll give this challenge a try too - the possibilities and combinations are endless!
You + Me February 10, 2016 07:00
Hi there. Heather is here today to talk about expressing your love through a scrapbook page. Love is most definitely in the air this week and I'm here to show you how I used hearts to repeat a pattern and make a fun background for my layout.
For today's layout, I used this new Patterned Hearts cut file. I opened up my Silhouette Studio and placed all 4 hearts from the collection across the page as well as down the page and made them so that they would line up evenly and fill up the page. Doing this in the software helps ensure everything will fit on the page and also gives me an idea of what it will look like. Then I cut them all out and saved all the hearts as well as the cardstock I cut them out of.
I decided to only use 3 of the heart designs and leave the 4th space blank to incorporate coordinating papers and my photo. I backed the 3 designs with 4 different types of papers and set them aside. Next, I stitched the negative sheet of cardstock to a black and white pattern paper so that the pattern paper would peek out from under some of the hearts. I stitched around each of the hearts, leaving 3 of them blank. I in turn added the coordinating pattern papers to the back using foam adhesive.
Lastly, I stitched some hearts down the middle and attached other hearts on top using the adhesive dots. I like the varied dimension of having some popped behind, others popped above and the way the others that are stitched lift up on the sides. I finished the page by adding embellishments, some gold mist splatters and a little bit of watercolors.
Hello everyone! Donna here to share another page using one of the newest cut files from Just Nick.
I used this new heart cut files "Patterned Hearts" released a few days ago,
My machine had a little bit of glitch when cutting these files. I used 6x6 papers instead of 1 whole 12x12 paper. Somehow only half of the 6x6 paper were really cut through and left slight cuts to the right side of the paper. Instead of wasting the papers, I still used them here. (After several restarting of machine and software it finally cut properly). The hearts were re-sized before cutting them.
I cut the hearts in half and placed them to the left and right edges
By now, you would notice my love for layers and messy threads.. and messy backgrounds. I can't seem to leave them clean lol! I also scattered sequins randomly
here are some more detailed shots
I used "Hot Mess" February kit by Clique Kits
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Hearts and All Things Love-ly! February 05, 2016 06:30
Hi there Just Nick fans and fellow digital cut file fiends! Suzanna here today to continue with the love theme and share a LOVE-ly Valentine's themed layout with you.
We don't really "do" Valentine's day in our household. But we did participate in the Cupid Ball as part of our Cotillion experience last year. The 6th graders all got decked out and the gals had red roses which their Daddy's had given them. It was quite the to do. And, as all scrappers do, there was quite the to do over pictures of the event. Unfortunately, the natural lighting was atrocious so I had to use my flash. I just didn't have a fast enough lens, even with the ISO cranked up, to capture all that movement. To soften the effect, I turned the pictures black and white and they look much better. Especially with the colors in the patterned papers being as they are.
These heart cut files (Patterned Hearts, to be released soon) from Just Nick are sublime!! I love that you not only can back them with another patterned paper or leave as is but the negatives that you remove, you can use as confetti either on the same page or on another page.
I also used the Cupid's Arrow cut file to create one of the two words for the title of this page. I love the depth that having an underlay layer gives words and opted for that option here. While the color of both the underlay and the patterned heart are the same, you still get the sense of an additional layer.
This patterned heart is one of the four that come together as part of the file. I decided to back it with a solid black cardstock in order to for the hearts to stand out against the busy patterned paper.
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