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XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00
Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.
This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.
I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.
Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.
After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.
It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.
I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....
GRATEFUL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa October 24, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a project all about those beautiful Fall colors. I love the Fall, and all the new designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick store make it so easy to bring our ideas to life.
As soon as i saw the new Geometric Frames 2 cut file, i knew that one of them will be perfect to create a wreath for one of my pages.
I used a bit of Vicki Boutin watercolor markers to add a color to the area where the picture and clusters would be placed.
Once i set the frame on top of the watercolor background, i pulled the new Leaf Cluster 2 and cut a few of the clusters from white cardstock. Some of the clusters were also backed with papers from Paige Evan's Truly Grateful collection.
I weaved the clusters of leaves so that they read as a large cluster on the page. I even added a few extra leaves to bulk the cluster.
I added small embellishments throughout the page so that they pick up the colors of the photo and add small details throughout the page.
I hope this has inspired you to check the new cut files available at the JustNick Studio shop. Remember you can contact me with any questions,
Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one.
Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns.
So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda".
I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border.
For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.
For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.
I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!
Fall Photo Shoot | Vicki Parker October 17, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you today to share my latest layout with a fall theme.
I started with the Fall cut file which was new to the store in September and can be found here.
I backed each letter along with the leaves and acorns using papers from Dear Lizzy She's Magic and Jen Hadfield This is Family.
Using some Lindy's Magical powders, I created a mixed media background on which to place the cut file using the packaging technique - I love the shimmer it gives.
I layered my photos to the top of the cut file and then added in some flowers fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy papers along with the remainder of my title using Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely alpha.
I really hope it gives you some inspiration for using a large word on your layout. Until next month....
Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout!
This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival!
I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!
I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol!
I also included some hidden jouraling..
I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.
Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!
Forever Loved | Vicki Parker September 13, 2019 07:00
Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)
I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!
Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!
Flags just make everything happy :)
Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo
Wonderful Moments Together | Nathalie DeSousa September 2, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today to kick start Word Week. I love large bold titles, so this was an easy assignment for me, specially when i get to work with some of the JustNick Studio designs.
I used the new Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection to back the letters of the Moments cut file. A bit of foam adhesive between the patterned paper and the cut out create dimension on the cut out.
I cut each word separately,and then glued them together before attaching them to the background. Once the title was in place, i added a picture of my kids and littles at the top of page, nestled in the "wonderful" word.
To decorate the page, i used the new Pinkfresh Studio Painted Florals Washi tape and coordinating dies. I clustered the image together to form a visual triangle in the page, then added some phrase stickers and gold ink splatters.
I love how this turned out, and how easy it came together. Mixing and matching word cut files from JustNick Studio will surely yield a one-of-a-kind image for your next project. Make sure you check them all up!
No Rain, No Rainbows | Vicki Parker August 28, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the No Rain No Rainbows cut file - I had the perfect photo of my niece with her pink, glittery wellies!
I started by using distress oxides and creating a rainbow across the page and then once dry, I put it through my silhouette to cut the cut file which you can find in store here.
I then covered the background in clear gesso before using some Shimmerz sprays in three shades of blue on the background to represent sky.
To finish the layout off, I embellished with some Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope stickers and two cute Perspextives from Bramble Fox.
It's pretty simple, but I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the cut file - it's such a fantastic one and just begs to be rainbow coloured! Here's one more close up... until next time!
DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :)
As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there!
Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you!
Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)
So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!
Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.
I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.
I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!
I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.
I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.
The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....
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!
Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven!
Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..
Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)
For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!
This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..
I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!
Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file!
Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!
Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day!
Food art - Johanna Valayer June 17, 2019 07:00
Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studios friends!
Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise.
I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.
It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.
The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TODAY | Nathalie DeSousa May 17, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout fit for our "word" challenge. I love large titles, so this theme fits right up my alley, and with so many cut files available in the JustNick Studio store, this was just a dream to put together.
To start this page, i pulled together the Word 3, Love List and Word 2 cut files to create the title of the page, "ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS". I simply pick a word of each file and weld them together so that they naturally create a space for the picture.
Once the words were welded, they were cut twice from white cardstock and once from a paper from the Pinkfresh Studio's Everyday Musings collection. The white cut outs were glued together, and then the patterned paper cut out was attached to the white ones with a small offset so that it creates the illusion of dimension.
To add color to the background a bit of liquid watercolor (Pinkfresh Studio) was added so that it covered all the area where the word and picture would sit. While the background dried, i pulled the new Butterfly cut file to cut a few outlines and the shapes from white cardstock and patterned paper.
To assemble the page, first the title was glued to the background, and then using a black fineliner the outline was traced - this emphasizes the title-. The butterflies were glued together, and then they were clustered on the layout based on the respective color in the background.
A few stickers and embellishments from the Everyday Musings collection were added around the layout. A few lines of journal and gold ink splatters completes this page.
I hope this inspires you to check all the word files and other designs in the JustNick shop, the choices are infinite when it comes to mixing and matching designs to create a one-of-a-kind cut out for your project.
Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.
I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?
I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch.
In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.
What I've loved in 2019 - Johanna Valayer January 5, 2019 07:00
Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 8, 2018 00:01 3 Comments
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!
Fly High / Leslie Berner August 6, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Everyday....... by Rachel Lowe July 13, 2018 07:30
Hello Justnick friends!
I am so thrilled to be staying on for another term with Justnick and sharing my creations with you!
So here is my first layout of this term.
As most of you know I LOVE background cut files, they add so much texture and visual impact to a layout and I Love white on white even more!
And this is my chosen cut file.
I re sized the quilted circle background cut file to 10x10 inches. My trick to ensure my white on white cut files stand out, I cut two and glue one on top of the other. It really is worth the extra piece of paper for the over all effect.
I have used Turn the Page collection by Paige Evans. I knew I wanted to create a self motivational layout or 'notes to self' as I call it so firstly I cut some quotes from one of the papers and my layout went from there.
I have only paper pieced five of the squares as to avoid my page becoming too 'busy'.
I matted my cut file on several papers, cutting them larger each piece until my layout was 12x12 inches. I then added machine stitching borders around each paper piece.
I embellished each of the quotes to make a little feature of each.
I matted my photo on a and agin added some machine sewing around the edge. I added a quote sticker under my photo which I attached with foam tape to add more height to my layout. I then attached my main title 'everyday' attaching slightly over my photo.
To finish off my layout I fussy cut some butterflies from one of the papers and then attached to my layout in a circular fashion.
And there you have it one textured and pretty layout! And one I will need to revisit and remind my self of the importance of goals, dreams and never taking this wonderful life for granted!
Thank you for stopping by today and having a look. See you again soon!
Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 3, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me .... I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.
For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted. I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.
This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...
But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...
Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...
You might be able to read my journaling here...
Here is the digital cut file I used today ...
Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great 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!
You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone! It's June, can you believe it? I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout! For this one I decided to use the Love Background file. I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns. I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop! I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern! There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing. I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well. Just a little extra something to add a fun element! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00
Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13
Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it. Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!
Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do. I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background. Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time. I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects. Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity. As always, have an awesome day!
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!
Love Story | Jen McMurtrey May 21, 2018 07:00
Lately, I've noticed that so many projects focus on the perfect photo - correct lighting, in focus, etc. - yet so many of the pictures I have are the exact opposite. They are grainy, out of focus, the lens isn't open all the way . . . you get the picture (literally).
After my uncle pass away a couple of years ago, I found this photo of him and my aunt in their younger years that I had never seen. By all accounts, the photo is awful. However, all I could see was this rare glimpse of them as young newlyweds who absolutely adored one another. How could I not scrapbook it?
This week the team is focusing on background files, which happen to be my favorite. I decided on the Frilly Floral Background with this lovely vellum paper from Studio Calico.
To give the layout dimension, I used the negatives from the cut and added them to the centers of three flowers. These are held down by wood/jewel brads by Jillibean Soup.
I used a few of the tear strips from Studio Calico patterned papers and wrapped them around the photo. The paper straws were next and they are from Target.
The journaling was created in Word and then printed.
Last is the title, which uses SC chipboard letters and metal embellishment with wood Thickers.
This photo holds so many emotions for me and I felt it needed to be preserved.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please visit the JustNick Shop for this and many other wonderful cut files as well as loads of inspiration from the design team.
Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00
While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get! As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together. I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!
For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file. I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil. This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout! I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect. I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result. In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it! For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!
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!
Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 3, 2018 07:00
Hey JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a fun layout I created using one cut file, some white cardstock, and watercolors!
For this project, I used the Spring Fling Ring cut file with the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection (one of my favorites).
I began by cutting the Spring Fling Ring and then used Prima watercolors to paint the flowers in colors that match the embellishments from the MME collection. I then added watercolors on the background paper to match the flowers.
I adhered the dried cut file to my card stock with foam squares and then added die cuts, brads, enamel dots, and the mirrored title.
You guys! This layout took me no more than one hour!! I love how colorful it is and the file looks so pretty with the watercolors.
Thank you for stopping by today! If you love this cut file as much as I, stop by the JustNick shop and grab one for yourself!!
Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 1, 2018 07:00
Here is my layout:
I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan. The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page! So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out! I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page. I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak.
Here is a close up:
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts.
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!
Rainbows! | Morgan Langley April 15, 2018 07:00
Happy Together | Let's Party | Michelle Whorwood April 3, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout showcasing the 'celebrations' theme. I decided to be a bit creative here and do a layout based on my girls saying they were swinging as high as a floating helium balloon and featuring the 'balloons' from the Let's Party cut file set. Here is my page:
I first enlarged the balloons and strings and replicated them so I had 5 balloons. I then added different patterned papers to the negative spaces in the balloons. I then added my photos of my girls on the swings at the bottom of the bunch so it looks like the balloons are taking them away up into the sky!
Here are some close ups:
I hope you are enjoying our celebrations inspired pages this week! Keep checking back for more inspiration from the other designers as the week goes on!
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.
Craft a Life You Love | Jen McMurtrey March 26, 2018 07:00
Hey JustNick friends!
Spring has sprung and we are focusing on flowers this week on the JustNick blog! For this project I paired the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection with the Flower Power and In the Rose Garden Background files.
Admittedly, this layout is much busier than I had originally planned. However, I decided to just roll with what I had.
To begin, I cut the In the Rose Garden Background file using the pink paper and adhered it to the polka dot patterned paper.
Next, I layered different patterned papers on top of the rose background and used machine stitching to keep them in place.
The photos were next, to which I then added chipboard accents.
Next, I used wood Thickers for my title above and below the photos.
After I had the majority of embellishments down, I decided the layout needed some anchoring. This is where the Flower Power file comes into play. I cut it using the turquoise paper, cut that in half, and then placed each half at the top and bottom of the layout.
As previously stated, the layout is very busy but it seems to work. Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fabulous cut files!!
40 | Crop Circle Background | Michelle Whorwood March 22, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood back here again with a new layout featuring one of the fun background cut files in store, the Crop Circle Background. It is a super cool circle design that can be used on multiple of scrapbooking themes.
Here is my layout
I cut the cut file out on an ombre style patterned paper as it gave the file interest, and colour without being too busy! I then themed my embellishments. to match in with the colours in the cut file which is another popular technique right now!
Here are some close ups:
Cut file used:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today!
Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file!
First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates!
Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds!
Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects!
Set Fire to the Rain | Rainy Days | Michelle Whorwood March 18, 2018 07:00
Firstly, I loved the cute flowers in the Spring Doodle flowers cut file so I cut out some on white cardstock.and then added some patterned papers to the negative spaces and layered them like a little bunch of florals as an embellishment cluster at the corner of my photo.
I loved the cut file of the clouds with the rain drops and really wanted to use it with this photo of my BFF and I at the Adele concert where it literally rained the entire time and we were totally soaked. Adele rocked it in the rain with us and the concert was amazing!! I backed the cut file in some blue patterned paper with the tiny dots and then added my title to it using the song title 'Set Fire to the Rain' which was amazing in concert in the freakin rain! Super cool.
Cut files I used:
I totally enjoyed creating this layout with these two cut files! I hope you have enjoyed my share today xx
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!
You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00
Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you! This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it. This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.
So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file. This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time! I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!
Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side. I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while. This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!
Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45
It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it! I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile! I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!
I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper! I love how this layout turned out. It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Three Times the Love | Jen McMurtrey February 3, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It is crazy that we are already welcoming February and since Valentine's Day is just over a week away, I decided to create a project using the fabulous Loads of Love file from the JustNick shop.
For the base, I used a mint green patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection that I painted with white gesso. Once that dried, I splattered it with various watercolors that match the colors in the rest of the layout.
After cutting out the Loads of Love on white card stock, I backed each letter with a different patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection.
My black and white photo was cut down to fit behind the "O" in the largest part of the cut file.
I kept this layout very simple and only added a few die cuts around the photo and at the top of the page along with chipboard stars in a visual triangle above and below the cut file.
This is a great project to try when you are pressed for time - I was able to complete it in just over an hour one evening after work.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!
Hooray | Heart Background 4 | Michelle Whorwood January 31, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle Whorwood here with my second layout for this month! I have been totally inspired by all the 'love' themed cut files in store. I wanted to use the Heart Background 4 for my background as it is a fun and eclectic mix of different sized and shaped hearts.
Here is my layout:
I cut the file out on dark charcoal cardstock to create a bold effect and added some pops of pink and yellow into several of the negative spaces. By using a darker cardstock it creates graphic statement which makes a striking contrast against my white background. I then added my photo and layering embellishments in and around it. I love how the pops of colour mixed in with the bold black cut file create a balanced yet fun page!
Some close ups:
Cut file used:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
You & Me | Jen McMurtrey January 27, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
The project began with my duplicating the file in several sizes and cascading it down the page. I cut it on white card stock, backed it with a floral-patterned paper (Paige Evans' Turn the Page collection), and splattered it with ink.
I continued with the same file and used the offset feature on my Silhouette to create the next set of hearts. Once this was cut, I used several of the patterned papers and backed the heart clusters in a rainbow-like color scheme. This piece was adhered to the white card stock over the previously cut hearts with foam squares.
My photo was next and it was backed with patterned paper and placed on top of the hearts. Since the layout was already very bright, I printed the photo in black and white.
Embellishments were next and I clustered several of the floral die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection around the photo. I placed my title next and also added some bunches of white thread for more texture.
I journaled a bit below the photo and placed puffy flower stickers and enamel dots on the page.
At the last minute, I added the gold washi tape down the left side to anchor everything.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other files for your projects.
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