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12 Days of Giveaways, Day 4 | Nathalie DeSousa December 5, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
How fun are those ornaments! I started this page with a bit of mixed media. I used Vicki Boutin art crayons to bring some of the green of the Christmas tree to the page.
Remember | Vicki Parker November 28, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout using one of the brand new November cut files.
I loved the Remember cut file straight away - you can find it in the store here.
I started by backing each letter with a paper from Pretty Little Studio that has a gradient starting with pale pink and ending with an orangey tone - it worked really well and I used the reverse of the paper to add a strip down one side of the cut file. This added some contrast on the 'Flamingo' cardstock.
I added some fussy cut leaves, some floral die cuts and a chipboard pumpkin along with a cute rainbow to embellish.
I finished with some splatters of gold after adding my photo backed with some vellum.
I hope my layout gives you some inspiration for using this fabulous cut file which I think would also be great to scrap veterans. Until next time...
All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!
I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life!
I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!
I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!
Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do!
Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you!
Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
Let Your Light Shine | Nathalie DeSousa July 11, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today and so excited to continue for another term as part of the JustNick studio DT and get to work with Nicole's beautiful designs. I was born and raised in Ecuador, but call Toronto home for over half my life. My biggest blessing are my husband, two teenagers and our Boston Terrier baby. My love for paper crafting was grown along with me, and i am so happy i get to share a part of it with you all. Now, let me show you what i have created for today:
It all started with a bit of mixed media, some Vicki Boutin Rose Gold glaze pushed through a Kaisercraft stencil, on one of the new papers from the Indigo and Ivy collection from Pink Paislee.
While the background dried, i used the soon-to-be-released Leafy Florals cut file to cut a few of the images out of white cardstock. These would be used as accents and layers behind the picture and paper layers.
For the title of this page, i chose the Let Your Light Shine cut file. This was cut twice from white cardstock, the cut outs were then attached to each other with a bit of foam adhesive in between, then glued to the background. A few embellishments from the Indigo & Ivy collection were added to the page, as well as a few lines of journal.
I hope this has inspired you to check all the designs at the JustNick studio shop. There are always new designs being added to the store. If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Life is Amazing | Monique Liedtke July 4, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Monique here today and I'm so grateful to be back on the team for another term! This week we're all doing "about me" projects and here's the layout I created. I used the beautiful "Beautiful Bouquet" and "Life is Amazing" cut files and Pink Paislee's Horizon collection.
And these are the cut files I used: "Beautiful Bouquet"
And "Life is Amazing":
Aren't they just perfect?!
In this layout I haven't included a whole lot of journaling about me as I did a similar layout last year, but on the card it says that I love Fall, warm sweaters, scarfs and jeans, as well as weekends away with friends, scrapping and reading and lots more. As this photo was taken while being away with a few of my best friends for a couple of days, doing nothing but scrapping, reading, watching movies and not much else (well maybe talking, shopping, eating and drinking lots of coffee as well, lol) this page makes a lot of sense.
What I also adore are bright colors! and that's why I chose this colorful Horizon collection by Paige Evans. Here are a few more close-ups:
The title was cut from a piece of white cardstock and then sprayed with color mist from Kaisercraft called "Candy". It glitters a bit but that is hard to see in the photo.
I really love how this turned out, I think this page perfectly captures who I am right now.
If, like me, you love background cut files too then don't forget to check them out in the store! There are so many fun ones to be found there.
And if you want to see the "about me" page from last year, then you click this link HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you happy scrapping and a wonderful day!
Celebrate | Monique Liedtke June 3, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique with you today. Last week my son and husband were celebrating their respective birthdays and I decided to scrap some of the photos I took straight away. The "Confetti Wishes" collection from Pink Paislee had just arrived on my doorstep and was still lying on my desk so all I had to do was print the photos and choose one of the many awesome cut files from the JustNick store. As I love to use background cut files I concentrated on those and in the end decided on the "Heart is Full Background" cut file.
This is the layout I made:
and this is the "Heart is Full Background" cut file I used. Isn't is awesome?!
When I had my Silhouette ready to start cutting this cut file I was in doubt whether to cut it from white cardstock and fill all the hearts separately with patterned paper or cut it from a multi colored paper. I decided on this last option and added two large squares of patterned paper behind the cut file so the background wouldn't be so terribly white. I really love how this turned out.
Here are a few close-ups:
I love adding a bit of journaling, but often forget about it. For this layout I remembered to leave a bit of room for my text, which I had already typed and printed beforehand.
There are so many lovely die-cuts in this Pink Paislee collection but I didn't want to cover up the entire cut file and made sure not to add too many.
Like always I wanted to add a bit of stitching to my page and used my sewing machine to stitch the outer circle of the cut file.
Although this page has a lot of "pinks" in it for a boys layout I'm very happy with the result.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative week!
March | Monique Liedtke May 16, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be here again, sharing another layout created with a couple of JustNick's fabulous cut files. For today's layout I used one of the brand new cut files: "Sunflower" and because this week's theme at JustNick is "words" I also chose a word from the "Months Script" cut file. I just had a few of my recent spring photos printed and the new sunflower cut file came in so handy! Here's what I made:
I decided to use an older scrapbook collection from my huge stash and cut the sunflower from one of the multicolored sheets of the Fancy Free collection from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans and love how it looks! Because the cut sunflower is so colorful, the layout doesn't need a lot of embellishing.
This is the "Sunflower" cut file I used:
Next I selected the word "March" from the "Months Script" cut file and before cutting it I outlined it. I cut the word "March" from a piece of yellow cardstock (Doodlebug) and its outline from a piece of white cardstock (AC). I adhered the yellow word on top of the white outline and voilà, my title!
This is the "Months Script" cut file the word "March" came from:
Before adhering the sunflower and the photos on the white cardstock background I colored the cardstock behind the sunflower yellow using a blender brush and a yellow ink pad and added a few drops of color mist.
This is it! A quick and easy layout! Hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to visit the JustNick store to check out the new May cut files or any other cut file!
ALL OF ME LOVES ALL OF YOU | MONIQUE LIEDTKE May 8, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone! It's Monique here sharing another of my layouts created for JustNick. For today's layout I used one of the brand new cut files: "Build A Flower 9" and an older one "All Of Me" and a photo of my daughter standing in a field full of tulips, taken last month.
We live in The Netherlands and we are so blessed to have flowers everywhere. These tulips grew around the corner of our house. Don't you just love tulips? They make me so happy! Because of all the flowers in the photo I thought this new cut file was just perfect for my page!
I looked in the JustNick store for a fitting title and found the "All Of Me" cut file. I loved it straight away!
For my layout I used a 6" x 6" paper pad from the Pink Paislee collection "Turn The Page" and some brads and that was all! Here are a few close-ups:
To build the flowers I used some good old fashioned brads. I can't remember when I last used those! It felt real good to use them again.
Before adhering the flowers and the photo on the white cardstock background I colored it a little bit pink using a blender brush and a pink ink pad and added a few drops of glimmer mist.
Road to Happiness | Rachel Lowe April 16, 2019 07:00
Hey friends, Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about Spring and flowers!
I have used the new collection by Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon.
I have used two cut files on this layout.
I cut the Floral Spring Ring in a dark coloured paper as I wanted my flowers to contrast.
I used white cardstock measuring 10x10 inches.
Using the release compound path technique I dragged out the petals and then cut. I used an piece of 12x12 paper that had a rainbow of colours which when you are cutting numerous flowers is a perfect way to not have to use many papers.
Once I had filled the flowers within the floral ring I set about creating individual flowers using the Build a Flower 4 cut file. To keep my layout bright and with a spring theme I chose bright coloured papers. I created various sizes and made a total of 12 individual flowers.
Once I had assembled them, I started off with the smaller ones and added these to the centres of the spring ring flowers to create a 3D effect. Once I had done this I then arranged my flowers around an in the ring to create a cascade effect of spring flowers.
I then added my photo and embellished around it. I matted my layout on a bright multi coloured paper, which against the white is a wonderful contrast.
I love how this turned out and it says happy to me!
Building a flower is a great way to add flowers where you get to choose the sizes, and they really are not time consuming.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
LOVE | Monique Liedtke January 7, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with my very first layout for JustNick for 2019. The assignment for this week was to create a project about our goals for 2019 or to create an "about me" project. I don't normally have goals for any new year, but there's one goal I always set myself (and never manage to achieve) and that is to stop postponing things! I'm such a procrastinator!
So here's a layout about me with my goal for ALL of the years:
I love the cut file I used for this page: "Loads of Love":
Isn't this cut file awesome?! It's so versatile! In this case it stands for "loving my life". I used Paige Evans (Pink Paislee's) Pick-Me-Up collection. I love how colorful this collection is, which is very "me". I added a few bits and pieces from other collections/manufacturers as well, like the little piece of paper with the text, which is from Simple Stories, the green puffy sticker, which is from MAMBI and the white puffy sticker which is from Pinkfresh Studio.
Here are a few close-ups:
Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "LOVE" cut file in the store, just click HERE.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy 2019!!
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!
Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 8, 2018 07:00
Hello Justnick friends Rachel here, Today I have a pretty layout to share. I love this photo of my daughter in her hippie skirt and Doc Martins! I wanted a cut file that wasn't too busy but soft and pretty. How gorgeous is the Floral Lattice Background cut file!
I cut it in white card stock and resized it to a 10x10 inch cut. I then paper pieced the flowers and petals (I have used the new Pink Paislee, Paige Evans Whimsical collection). I adhered the Floral Lattice onto my white base paper with foam tape to create a 3D effect.
Note I paper pieced different colour leaves for visual interest. Paper piecing a floral cut with a patterned paper will avoid it looking 'flat' and too monotone.
I adhered my photo using wash tape strip choosing a bright colour to contrast against my white base paper. I tucked under the left side of my photo (which is 4x4 inch photo) a floral bunch die cut from the ephemera pack and added a die cut sentiment phrase.
This collection has a beautiful rub on pack, perfect to use on a white background. I added lots of the faux stitching rub ons around my page, phrases, tiny hearts and butterflies.
No splatters of black Color Shine on this layout because I wanted to keep it fresh and bright.
I didn't go overboard embellishing this layout, keeping lots of white space, allowing the cut file to be a stunning feature and then other elements to draw your eye to the photo.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and see you again soon.
SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 6, 2018 07:00
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!
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.
Moments I Love | Majken Pullin July 24, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick creatives - Majken here! I'm happy to be joining you today with a layout showcasing two cut files. Just over two years ago, my husband and I took the kids with us on our first trip to Canada, to what we think is the most stunning place: Banff, Alberta. We just fell in love with the welcoming people and the gorgeous views, and that's why I chose the Free Love cut file to create a large title for this layout.
One of my favorite techniques is to back the cut file with different patterned papers from a collection, then add in some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots. All the different depths form a perfect contrasting interest to the cut file!
I wanted to tie the floral look with the butterflies with some clouds, so I chose the Fluffy Cloud Background cut file to cut a couple of the clouds (I used the inside of two) and popped one up for even more "fluff"!
Large titles are very "in", and the Free Love cut file was perfect. Go grab a cut file to create your own large title and don't overlook using the insides of cut files for your projects like I did with the clouds.
Cut files used:
Have a fun week!
Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook!
I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project.
I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring!
LOVE YOU | Nathalie DeSousa June 14, 2018 06:30
Nathalie with you today bringing a new layout that combines a few of the Just Nick Studio store's beautiful cut files to create a page all about how much i love my baby (and yes, he is our doggie!)
To create the background of this page, the new Funky Floral Background 2 was used. I isolated just one of the images, and then resize a few copies of the image to create the cascading flower look of the background.
To bring color and dimension to the page, I chose to back all teh flowers with papers from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection, and then fold the emds of the petals, so that they create the illusion of real petals on the page.
To frame the picture in this layout, first i layered a few pieces of paper behind it, and then used the Ring Around My Heart background cut file to create a small cut out (from white cardstock and one of the collection's papers) that could be used as a layer/frame around the picture.
To create the title of this page, I chose to cut the "Love You" sentiment from the You Make My Heart Smile design from two different papers from the collection. Then glued them together with an offset, and prop them up with some foam adhesive on the layout.
Just love how easy and and colorful this page turned out. I love the cascading florals in the background and the color combination of the rest of the cut outs created with the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files.
Stop by the JustNick store to check these cut files and the many more designs available.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file!
I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection!
Celebrate today | Laureen Wagener May 2, 2018 11:17 1 Comment
Hi you guys and welcome back to the blog!
Today it's my turn to share a new layout with you and I am totally in love with my project! I went back to the basics for this one, just to what I started with - cut files and simple backing!
I am totally crushing on the new Medallion cut file and used it for my project.
I cut it out of white cardstock at almost 12".
For my papers I decided to make a small dent in my hoarded Fancy Free stash.
I am still so loving this collection and it is still one of my all time favorites. It's so fresh and fun and just lovely!
I backed every open space of the cut file with a different pattern which was a little time consuming but so so worth it!
Then I grabbed my picture and started embellishing the entire page.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum to have the cut file plus all the colors and papers be the star of the scene!
It wouldn't be a Laureen layout without some spray mist, so I sprinkled some black Heidi Shine to finish off my layout.
I am totally going back to create these layouts more often! While scrapping I noticed how much I am missing these classic "old- school" cut file backing, playing with patterned paper layouts.
I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Have a great day,
Cut file used:
2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I. The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's. Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space! I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires. Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments. I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Birthday | Jen McMurtrey April 5, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
It's all about celebrations on the blog this week, so naturally I had to create a birthday-themed layout!
For this project I used the Banner Essentials and Let's Party cut files with the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes collection.
I began by using the pink patterned paper and splattering gold, black, and white paint on it.
While the paint was drying, I used the Let's Party file to create the clusters of balloons in various sizes. Each of the balloons was backed with patterned paper from Confetti Wishes. Additionally, I used the numbers from Banner Essentials to cut 1-5, which I welded prior to cutting. I enlarged the number three and cut it out using patterned paper to make it more prominent.
Because there are so many patterns and colors on the layout, I stuck with a black and white photo so it wouldn't clash.
I clustered several die cuts and chipboard embellishments around the photo for added color and dimension.
Last was the gold Thickers title with gold circles and hearts throughout the project.
In the bottom-right corner I added Abby's initials and the date followed by a doodled border around the layout.
The finished layout is bright and cheery and captures the fun we had that day.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick store for these and many other wonderful designs!!
Hey | Maryám Pérez March 29, 2018 07:00
Hello Friends! Maryám here and today I'm going to share with you a new project using the Basic Flowers 2. This is the flowers week here at the blog, so that's why I decided to use the cut file I mentioned before.
What I did was cut the flowers several times and each one has a different size. Once I have them all cut, I curved the edges of the flowers and I adhered them together. Each flower has three layers.
Here you will be able to see more details.
Here are some close-ups:
Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00
Hey everyone! March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you. Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page. I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock. It just screamed EGGS to me! I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers. I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.
Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 4, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file!
I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop!
Heart is Full | Morgan Langley February 15, 2018 07:00Hey crafty friends! I am excited to be sharing another LOVE post this week! I used the beautiful "Heart is Full Background" cut file to create this fun and simple layout of my sister, Violet, and I!
Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years!
I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad.
I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread!
Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts!
Shaker Tags | Maryám Pérez November 30, 2017 07:00
Hello, Friends! Maryám here to share with you two shaker tags I made using Just Nick cut files.
I love shaker cards, but I wanted to do something a bit different that's why I chose tags. The steps are basically the same as a shaker card, the only difference is that you have to cut the tag two times because with the second one you will back the first tag (the one which has the shaker pocket).
Here are the final tags.
And some close-ups:
Here are the cut files I used. From the first set I only used the tags and from the other, I used one bird and a heart.
That's it for today, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!
Colorful Watercolor Polygon! | Morgan Langley November 16, 2017 07:00
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 1, 2017 07:00
Going in Circles | Morgan Langley October 17, 2017 07:00
Rooting for Our Home Team | Jennifer McMurtrey September 5, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Jen today sharing one last summer layout before I go into full-on fall mode - you've been warned! LOL!
The story behind this layout is kind of funny because we live in Washington state and have never been to a Mariners game. While we were in California in June we had tickets to see the Angels and they just so happened to be playing the Mariners. Because it was only a few days until the Fourth of July, the stadium was handing out these fun hats to everyone as they came in the doors. My son Caleb had several on his head at once and I snapped this cute photo of him.
I cut the file using patterned paper from the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection and used the negative as a stencil of sorts for my watercolors. I adhered white cardstock to a piece of patterned paper and then painted the main focal area of the layout.
Once the watercolors had dried, I placed the stars over the top and adhered with foam dots. Next, I used some of the negative star cuts and placed them within the larger stars.
With the stars in place, I laid my photo over them and again used foam dots to adhered it to the page.
Next, I used a tag, chipboard stars and die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection. My final step was to add a puffy sticker, enamel dots, and the title using items from Pinkfresh Studio along with a bit of journaling.
I love being able to use cut files to personalize my projects, and I love the fun element they add to the layout! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other great cut files!
Thank you for stopping by!
Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Michelle here with a new summer filled layout to share with you today! I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the 'Summer' cut file to create my title!
As you can see below the 'Summer' cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12x12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio. I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.
Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER. As the title is so large it doesn't matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily. I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my 'summery' layout today!
Smile Forever | Maryám Pérez August 3, 2017 07:00
Hello, Friends! Maryám here to share a layout with you today. I love to take photos and specialty when we go to walk or a trip. For today's project, I'm using one of the photos I took in a walk to a park near of our house. I wanted to do a colorful background and to try to challenge myself to don't use only white backgrounds in my layouts, and I think I did it!
Here are some close-ups:
For my title, I used the Outline Alpha and I backed it with a polka dots paper, and over it, I put a silver glitter word that says "forever".
I also created 3D flowers, and How I did them? I cut 3 layers of each flower, but I changed the size of them, so all of them were different.In that way, I was able put them over each other.
Here are the cut-files I used:
I hope you liked this layout, and don't forget to visit the shop to get more cut files. Thanks for stopping by.
See you soon.
Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans,
Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!
Isn't it just fabulous?!
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.
At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.
Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!
I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Summer Circle Background Layout! | Morgan Langley July 18, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! It is Morgan here and I am excited to be sharing my layout I created using the "In the deep end background". This file was so easy and fun to work with!
I cut the file on white card stock first and then taking papers from the 6x6 "Oh My Heart" collection I cut small pieces to fit into the squares around each circle as well as the middle piece. I grouped all the pink patterns together, all the greens together, etc. Then I laid out the file on my page and marked where each colored circle was for my splatter paint. I matched the splatter paint with the color of circle that would be on top.
Next I fussy cut the larger flowers from the 12x12 "Oh my Heart" paper pad and layered them behind the circles still matching the colors. I added smaller flowers with bunched thread and sequins into the center of some of the smaller circles.
I cut three photos into circles to fit inside the cut file and love how they flow into the layout. I used my type writer for my journaling about this summer day at my grandparents house in Ohio.
Thank you for reading about my crafty process! I hope you try and incorporate this file into one of your own beautiful creations!
Totally Adorable- Page Maps Team Up June 6, 2017 07:00
The Just Nick team has teamed up with Page Maps this month! We used some amazing Becky Fleck sketches for June and of course amazing cut files from the store this month.
Here is the sketch that I worked with:
And my take:
I used the Nana's Doily Background and hand cut out one of the "doilies" to place in the corner of my photo like depicted in the sketch.
I wanted there to be a lot of color on my page, and I typically cut files like this out of white cardstock, but isntead I used lots of patterned papers from the "Oh My Heart" collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.
I did add some touches of white along the scalloped border:
I layered lots of die cuts and other patterns under and around the photo:
And then scattered some mists, stickers, and bling around the page:
I always enjoy working with sketches from Page Maps, so be sure to check them out!
Making memories with you | Laureen Wagener May 4, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
today I have a fun layout to share using one of my favorite scrapbook collections and a super fun cut file!
One of my favorite collections still is the Fancy Free collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee that came out last year!
Now ever since then Paige's collections include at least one paper that consists of a bunch of squares and different patterns.
For my layout today I decided to use that paper and create a huge title with it!
Paige always creates super cute layouts using one of the papers and forming a title - by cutting a letter out of each square. Missy Whidden also shared a lovely page recently, so I had to create a layout like that.
I wanted to use a cut file I have never used from Just Nick, so I cut my title using the Handcut letters 2 cut file. Such a fun and beautiful font!
Searching pinterest for quotes is always a great idea - that's how I found my title quote
Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do
Now, not all the words would fit onto my page, so I used some white foam letter thickers for a few words.
Because the page was filled with my title I only used a few wood veneers and layered one behind each of my three photos.
Now go and grab your favorite Alphabet cut file from Just Nick and create a bold, vibrant title!
Cut file used:
Handcut letters 2
Best Mom | Laureen Wagener April 25, 2017 07:00
Hi friends - Laureen back on the blog!
Today I was assigned to create a project inspired by Spring and I immediatly knew which photo to scrap.
It was my birthday on the 16th of April and we went to the zoo where they had beautiful trees in full bloom all over the place and my mom and I took a few pictures standing by one of the trees. So of course it had to be one of those pictures - because trees in bloom are always screaming: IT'S SPRING!
I scrolled through my cut files from Just Nick and found the beautiful Floral Swag cut file and noticed I had never used it before.
I wanted to make this the focal element of my page so I enlarged it as much as possible and cut it out of the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh my Heart paper.
The open space in the cut file was backed with vellum, as I like the softened effect that gives. Now I've been a bad girl and just noticed as I am writing this post, that I used a few additional cut files that aren't for sale yet. You will be able to snag them next month ;)
I adhered a strip of a wooden paper, because the page looked super naked without it. On top I stuck down my cut file element on some foam squares. I really like the effect that gives - as if the picture is peeking out of the florals.
I embellished with a few chipboard flowers and scattered tons of enamel dots around my page. I am really loving that look lately and may be doing that for several new layouts.
I hope you like todays inspiration!
Onto the next time - happy crafting!
Cut files used:
Stems 4 ( coming your way next month - so be on the lookout for that)
XOXO | Laureen Wagener April 1, 2017 07:00
I'm back with a new post to finish up "Spring themed" week ;)
I decided to use the gorgoeus Henna background and back it with my favorite paper from the Oh my Heart collection by Pink Paislee and Paige Evans - Paper 24.
After I had backed it it was way too light to simply be placed on a white background - so I did something super unusual. I used a patterned paper for my background! Whaaaaaat?!
Yes and I super love the way it matches my page.
I simply adhered it with foam squares for added dimension and clustered embellishments from the Oh my Heart collection around my photo.
Now, I hope your weekend will be lovely and filled with crafty fun!
Have a great day,
Cut file used:
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'. I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy. I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.
My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids. I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file. The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty. I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more.
Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first. I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page. I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.
Some close ups:
Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout. What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 6, 2017 07:00
I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this!
The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page.
I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further!
One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.
Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!
I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.
I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!
I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!
My Favorite by Tarrah McLean June 24, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
Below is the free cut file for June available for download until June 30th using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout!
There are so many possibilities with the Tic Tac Toe background cut file, I cut it out from white cardstock and then backed it with the one patterned paper for a clean look. Another idea would be to back each square with a different paper for a busier look!
I just love the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans! I am trying not to use too much of it! I love that I can use flowers on boy pages! The black and white photo helps to make the colours pop!
Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!
Fall Blessing May 28, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Hi there Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout that I created using one of the amazing background cut files in store.
It's finally Autumn/Fall here in Australia and since I haven't yet used the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane collection I thought this was the perfect chance to use some of it!
I love how the colours in the patterned paper pop against the white cut file. I used a fairly plain patterned paper for the background.
I used a few of the embellishments in the Cedar Lane ephemera pack to embellish this layout with this photo of my son and I from just the other day!
I kept my title fairly simple so I didn't cover up the background cut file too much.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!
Happy cutting and creating!
So Happy May 21, 2016 07:00
I'm doing another twist on backgrounds.today. I decided to create a page using just the negative cuts from the Doodle Flower Background cut file. Take a look...
To create this page, I enlarged the cut file so that the larger middle circles measured approximately 2". I did that so the flower petals would be large enough for my 2x2 photos and my 1.5x1.5 photo.
I then ungrouped the file and removed elements that I didn't want to cut, only keeping a few of the circles and petals and arranged them so that they were in rows next to each other so that I could cut enough petals.
Once I had them all cut, I arranged them in the same placement as the enlarged cut file, moving them around to ensure all the petals fit. Then I stitched around the base of the petals and inside the middles. And there you have it! A layout created using the negative elements of the cut file.
Crafting off the Page with Cut Files May 18, 2016 10:00 1 Comment
Hello everyone. I wanted to show you a project I created with my daughters. They hold a lemonade / bake sale every year and we always dress it up with all sorts of crafty elements so when this year rolled around, I knew exactly which JustNick cut files to use.
Can you spot the three cut files I used? It's a bit of an I-Spy game so let me walk you through it and show you a tutorial.
This entire decor of the lemonade stand was inspired by this paper flower garland I wanted to create. I hand cut some of the flowers from the Paige Evans' Fancy Free collection for Pink Paislee.
Then I chose two flowers from the Lazy Daisies cut file and added circles for holes in the middle of them so I could string them on the twine.
Next I downloaded the Stems 2 cut file created a hole for the twine to go through the leaf of the stem. To do this, I created a small circle nested in a large circle. I then stacked it on top of the stem and welded it together.
I then strung them on the twine and hung them from the top of the lemonade stand.
Next I created a little sign for the stand inviting people to try the lemonade. I chose the Lemon Slice cut file and then I typed "pucker up" and cut it out of coordinating paper.
I created several other elements using my Silhouette. You can find the details for those on my blog.