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HEY THERE September 03, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

Nathalie here with a new layout that is all about my teenage son!.  I love my kids, but i find that it is easier to document my daughter, so this time,  I chose to create a page that combines the Positive One and Positive 3 Backgrounds to document my boy!

 

 

 I wanted something that will bring the eye to the picture, and at the same time will be graphic and simple.   The Positive One and Positive Three backgrounds were perfect for what i had in mind, even when the design changed a bit along the way.

 

 

 

 

Firstly, I isolated a single cross from both the files.  Then used the cross from the Positive One file to sketch some crosses on half of the page, and used the same design  (in three different sizes) to cut some crosses from vellum.  I proceeded to poke holes in the sketched designs, and used thread to back stitch the designs.

 

 

Next i used the Positive 3 cut file's isolated cross to cut some designs out of the papers from the Boys Front collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  Once everything was cut, then a bit of foam adhesive was used to attach the crosses just to half of the page, as if they all were leading to the picture.

 

 

 

After the graphic background, just a few more details around the picture complete the page.    I love the final look of the page, along with the contrast in dimension, and it all was created by using the simple designs of the two cut files.   That is why i love cut files!!!

 

Remember to check the JustNick store for these, and all the rest of cut files available.  All the designs are so versatile, and you can easily create unique pages with them.  I am always a comment away, if you have a question on how this came together.

 

See you all around!

 


It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00

Hello hello hello!  It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files!  I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan!  I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file.  I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software.  I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs.  I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.

My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads.  I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile.  I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing.  I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!

I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out.  The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!

 

 


You Shine January 29, 2016 07:00

Hi friends! It's Heather here. I love creating backgrounds that make a statement. Sometimes it's piecing together large bold backgrounds and sometimes it's repeating a pattern. Today, I'm showing you how to create a fun background using approximately twenty "+" cuts.  Let's take a look.

 

I used the Positive 1 background file to cut the 20 positive signs and a 6x6 paper pad.  I chose 6 papers that I loved and then I arranged 4 of them on my cutting mat so I could cut 4 papers at the same time.  Once I had all the files cut, I lightly adhered them to the page, alternating patterns all over.  Once complete, I stitched over them.  The stitching was a but exhausting but the more finished look made it worth my time.

Next, I added layers and layers of papers, labels, stickers, etc around my photo and placed it on the lower right side of the page.

Lastly came the title.  I used a bold title acrylic element to make it stand out. I tucked a tag behind some of the photo layers and added my journaling there.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy scrapping!


Today Captured September 17, 2015 07:00

Hey everyone! I am excited to be back on the blog today, sharing a project made with this inspiration piece I found on Pinterest:

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I love a good quilt. I wish I had the patience to make my own :) When I saw this quilt on pinterest, I instantly thought of the Positive backgrounds available in the store. I chose to use Positive Background 1 for my project.

I cut the file from some scrap cardstock and used it as a stitching template, rather than using the actual paper cut on my project. This took a little love and patience, but I like how it turned out :) I stitched the + signs with various colors of embroidery floss and then added some watercolor paint along the inside and outer edges of the + signs, adding some trimmed out + signs to some of the middles with patterned papers.

I really like how that turned out! Although I love using the cut files with paper and for paper, it's fun to use them in a different way too. I next cut a title using some words from the Hashtags 1 cut file and Capture This cut file. I cut the TODAY word 5 times and layered them together for a thicker look.

That's it for me today!! Please come back tomorrow for a special guest and there may just be a freebie in it for you :)