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Homemade Sunshine by Sophie Delorme July 22, 2021 07:00
Hello Just Nick friends!
It’s Sophie on the blog today and I am sharing another cute summery layout !
I used the “Cool Treats” that was just released recently on the shop !
I cut it twice on white cardstock and really made it the main element on my page !
I used a thick white cardstock as my base and played with watercolors to create a mixed media background.
I used a Carta Bella Paper collection named “Summer” for this page. I backed each treat with all sorts of patterned papers from the collection.
I also used velum on top of pink cardstock for the popsicle next to my photo on the left.
I created an ice cream cone with craft cardstock that I embossed with an embossing plate. Looove this effect !
I mounted some of the treats on adhesive foam for more dimension.
I embellished my page with a few floral stickers and created a banner on the top right side of my photo.
Finally, I handwrote my journaling and added many beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Jewels for a bit of sparkle !
Here are more close-ups:
I love the result ! I hope you do too and that my page could inspire you ! A cut file is the best way to get started with a layout, as it dictates so easily the design !
Thanks for stopping by !
Until next time,
Magic ! | Sophie Delorme June 17, 2021 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
It’s Sophie on the blog today and I am sharing a 8,5” x 11” layout !
I rarely do this size of page ! I used the beautiful “Floral Burst Background” cut file.
I backed each petal with patterned papers from an exclusive Hip Kit Club kit from March 2021. I added adhesive foam behind it and placed it on the right side of my page.
I machine stitched around my white cardstock with yellow thread and backed the whole page with a soft blue patterned paper.
I printed my photo in black and white so that both my photo and the beautiful cut file would stand out.
I added a floral cluster with die cuts from the same kit on the bottom of the cut file, placed a few phrase stickers on the top left where I stamped the date, and handwrote my journaling.
Here are a few close-ups:
Simple and sweet !
I hope you can find some inspiration with this page today !
Until next time,
YOU & ME | Nathalie DeSousa June 13, 2021 07:00
Nathalie here with a new layout using Just Nick Studio's gorgeous cut files. I am so happy to be back for a new term with this team, and working with Nicole's designs and a new amazing group of ladies. Today, I wanted to use some of the new designs to create a simple and clean design.
I used the new PRETTY SWAG cut file to create the large floral die cuts from white cardstock. These were three times at different sizes, so that they form the large swag from the top to bottom of the page.
I combined papers from Pinkfresh Studio's latest collections to create my page, and decided to add a few more pieces to the clusters -as a way to bulk them up-. For this, I used the STEMS 4 cut file to cut a few extra leaves and branches and glued them around the large floral cluster.
To finish the page, I added a simple title and a few gems around the clusters just to add a pop of shine!
Sweet Bloom | Sophie Delorme May 28, 2021 07:00
Hey JustNick friends!
It’s Sophie here with a new layout to share!
I used the beautiful Butterfly Border cut file for my page.
I cut it on white textured cardstock with my cutting machine. I separated it in two parts; the top three butterflies are attached together as well as the bottom two.
I used a beautiful Mintay Paper collection named “Beauty in Bloom” on this page. I backed each butterfly with papers from this collection.
I traced a smaller butterfly by hand on velum, cut it and placed it on each cut file butterfly. It adds dimension in a very soft way. I also hand stitched on the body of each butterfly and created a little embroidery floss bow.
For my background, I added a few touches of pastel watercolors.
I created my title with some Pinkfresh Studio alphabet dies.
I embellished around my photo with flowers cut out of a few patterned papers and handwrote my journaling on a journaling card.
Here are more close-ups:
What a soft and delicate page! This cut file is so perfect! It looks like the butterflies are flying away!
I hope you felt inspire today! Thank you for stopping by!
Love You | Heart to Heart cut file | Sophie Delorme March 24, 2021 07:00
It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share !
My assignment this week was to create a more masculine layout.
I used the “Heart to Heart” background 2 cut file for my design and a sweet photo of my teenager holding our dog.
I used a thick white cardstock for my background and played with Shimmerz paints and watercolors to add some blue mixed media where I planned to put the cut file.
I cut the cut file on white cardstock and backed the hearts with different patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio “Be You” collection. I also hand stitched around a few hearts with blue embroidery floss.
I added adhesive foam to the back of the entire cut file before adhering it to the page. I also added tissue paper, adhesive foam and a chipboard frame to my photo.
I teared two strips of patterned paper that I put on the bottom of the page to ground the whole design.
I added my title, fussy cut leaves out of patterned paper and a few other embellishments and hand wrote my journaling.
Here are more close-ups.
I hope that I could inspire you with this page today. There are so many options of cut files in the Just Nick Studio store and many of them can be used for more masculine pages.
Thank you for passing by today and happy creating !
This Moment | Nathalie DeSousa March 15, 2021 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a bit of inspiration using JustNick Studio cut files. Every week, Nicole adds a list of awesome designs to the shop that make me think of all the possibilities that you can create in a page with them. For this project, I selected one of the newest cut files for this page:
The new Floral Border cut file is beautiful, the design is perfect to create a border on any page, but how about combining two of the borders to create a band for your page?
II enlarged two of the borders to fit the height of the page, then drew a large rectangle that was about 3"x12". I welded the two Floral Border images to each of the long sides of the rectangle, and sent it to cut from white cardstock.
I set the cut out on the center of a background paper (Simple Stories), and added small pieces of foam adhesive to some of the outer branches of the cutout, to give them some dimension. I used Washi Tapes from Pinkfresh Studio to add the florals around the picture, then added a few extra embellishments around it.
For my title, I used the This Moment cut file. I cut it 4 times from white cardstock, and glued the cut outs together to give them the appearance of chipboard. I backed the letters with patterned paper, and colored "this" golden with watercolor.
All was left to do was add a few lines of journal, and a few embellishments, and it was done! I love how easy this came together using two of Just Nick Studio' Shop. Be sure to stop by to check all the new designs.
Forever Happy | Winter Florals | Sophie Delorme February 15, 2021 07:00
Hello all !
It’s Sophie here and I have another layout to share !
This time I used the gorgeous Winter Florals cut file that was just released in January !
I created a page with a photo of my sweet daughter outside in the snow, and the Mintay collection “Winterland” was just perfect for that.
I used a woodgrain paper for my background and thought that cutting the cut file on white cardstock would stand out really well. I cut the woodgrain paper 10 x 12 inches to leave a space on the left of the page to add a blue paper strip and white cardstock.
I cut the Winter Florals a few times in different sizes with my cutting machine and left them completely white. No colouring, and no backing with patterned paper. Instead, I created a huge floral and leaves cluster on the bottom right corner of my photo. I made sure to adhere only the base of the cut files so that the leaves would be free of movement. It adds a lot of dimension to the page.
I added fussy cut leaves, winter flowers and poinsettias to that cluster, many of them with adhesive foam, and I love the overall result !
I splattered droplets of white acrylic paint to the background to mimic snow. My title is a combination of Pink Paislee stickers and exclusive foam stickers from Hip Kit Club.
Finally, I used a beautiful frame cut out of patterned paper from the same Mintay collection and used it to hand write my journaling, and decorated it with a lovely fussy cut bird.
I love the winter feel to that page ! Using cut files like this really doesn’t have to be complicated ! I didn’t alter them at all, just used them as they are ! But it really gives to the layout that little extra special addition that makes it a piece of art !
I hope you were inspired by this cut file and my page today !
I’ll see you soon !
Enjoy The Moment | Sophie Delorme January 22, 2021 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
It’s Sophie on the blog today with a new layout to share.
I used two different cut files for this page. The first one is called “Rustic Winter Frame” and the second one, for my title, is called “Enjoy The Moment”.
I decided to enlarge quite a bit and cut the Rustic Winter Frame on white cardstock. I cut out the inner piece of the frame on watercolor paper, added a little bit of mixed media on my background with watercolors and, once dried, stitched the beautiful frame on the page. As you noticed I also backed the fine line around the frame with blue cardstock that matched my color scheme.
Then, I added dimensional foam to the back of my whole background before adhering it to a beautiful patterned paper from the Pinkfrech Studio collection named “Oh what Fun !”. I love how it brings depth to the frame and direct the attention to my photo.
I created a beautiful floral and leaves cluster on the lower left of the frame, where there already is a bunch of leaves from the cut file. I added ephemeras from the Pinkfresh Studio collection and also punched leaves out of colored cardstock.
I cut the cut file title on green cardstock and did an offset cut on white cardstock. I adhered the two of them together and added some Glossy Accents (from Ranger) on the green cardstock to make it shine.
Finally, I added a few Nuvo Drops here and there around the page and hand wrote my journaling.
Here are more close-ups:
I love how it turned out ! I hope you do too !
Thank you for stopping by today !
I will see you very soon !
So Sweet Layout | Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file | Sophie Delorme January 15, 2021 07:00 6 Comments
Hello crafty friends !
It’s Sophie with you today with a new layout featuring the amazing Triple Layer Fancy Background cut file !
I cut it with my cutting machine on light blue, light green and white cardstock and layered the three backgrounds together. As easy as one, two, three !
I added adhesive foam behind it and backed the inner wholes with white cardstock, then put everything on a beautiful 12x12 patterned paper from a 2018 Pinkfresh Studios collection named “Holiday Vibes”.
I could have backed it with a dark cardstock for a more dramatic look, and actually was quite hesitant in my choice…! It really depends on what you are looking for. I finally went for a soft look.
I love the beautiful details and dimension that it adds to my page !
I used a photo of me and my sweet dog, and used a pocket card for my handwritten journaling.
I clustered around my photo some fussy cut elements, chipboard stickers and die cuts from the same collection.
With such a beautiful background, you surely don’t need a lot more embellishments to add !
Here are more close-ups:
Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Until next time,
Magical moments | Anna Blades November 10, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
Anna here with you today, with this soft and delicate layout. Flowers are my favorite cut files, and this Rosette Bunch cut file it's not an exception. It's delicate but modern.
I started splattering white acrylic paint on a peach and pink patterned paper. Then, I ripped another patterned paper and distressed the edges. I glued all of them together in the middle of the page.
I cut the Rosette Bunch cut file twice from white cardstock and placed both cut files diagonally. I wanted them to be the focal point of my layout. And I didn't back the cut files because I also wanted the background to be seen through them.
Peeking through the cut files I placed some of these textured leaves. They're very translucent, and they give an ethereal look to the page.
For my title, I only use this die cut with the phrase "magical moments". I thought it was perfect because it matches the color of the papers and the letters are white as the cut files. I raised it and also the photo to give more depth to the page. Also, I framed my photo with a piece of vellum.
Finally, I scattered some enamel dots around the layout, put a flair button on the right top corner of my photo, and wrote my journaling with a white gel pen. The patterned papers and the die cut are from Pinkfresh Studio.
I really love how it turned out. These soft colors are so pretty. I hope you like it too and it gives you some inspiration for an easy use of cut files.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you soon with more ideas!
Picture Perfect by Sophie Delorme November 9, 2020 07:30
Hello everyone !
It's Sophie here and I am very happy to share this lovely layout with you today !
I used the beautiful Botanical Wreath that just arrived to the store in October.
I cut the wreath on my cutting machine and used only the 2/3 of it.
I started my page with a thick white cardstock, on which I added a bit of water-colour paint behind where I planned to put the wreath. I did little splatters of blue water-colour and some gold color shine as well.
I backed the delicate wreath with patterned papers from the beautiful Jen Hadfield collection named "The Avenue". I added some fussy cut leaves, flowers and chestnuts from the same collection.
I added adhesive foam behind the cut file before adhering it to the page.
The photo is from me and my son, documenting how tall he his at 16 years old, and how time flies by....
My title is from a pocket life card, and I also created a label on which I stamped "Time Flies" with blue ink.
Finally, I created other leaves with an exclusive stamp set from Scrapbook and Cards Today to add to the floral clusters, and sticked down little golden puffy sticker leaves from Jen Hadfield.
I hand wrote my journaling and stamped the date.
Here are more close-ups:
I love how it turned out !
Isn't this cut file just breathtakingly beautiful !??!
I hope I inspired you to get crafty today, thank you so much for passing by !
Too Cute To Spook | Sophie Delorme October 26, 2020 07:00
Hello friends !
It’s Sophie with you today with this lovely Halloween layout of my little girl enjoying giving treats last year !
I used two Just Nick cut files for this page: “Pumpkin Patch”
And “31” for my title.
I started with a thick white cardstock for my background, where I added a few watercolors behind the title and on the lower part of the layout.
I decided to use a beautiful collection from Simple Stories named “Happy Haunting” for my page. I teared a big chunk of patterned paper to “ground” the pumpkins and I backed each of them with different patterned papers and black cardstock for the eyes and mouths.
I added adhesive foam on the back of the cut file before adhering it to the page.
I also backed my title with adhesive foam. I love the extra dimension it gives to it.
I drew a spider web that connects my title to the photo and pumpkins.
Finally, I embellished the page with flowers, bats and a pumpkin cardstock sticker.
I handwrote my journaling and added a few white nuvo drops as the finishing touch.
I love the end result and the color scheme of my page.
I hope you do too !
Thanks for passing by today and I wish you a lovely crafty day !
HAPPY HALLOWEEN |Nathalie DeSousa October 19, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today to kick off Halloween week here in the JustNick Studio blog. Though my kids are teenagers now, and were never big into celebrating Halloween, I still like to go back and bring past memories for my designs. With so many new and beautiful cut files in the shop, it is so easy to put pages together quickly.
How fun is this Halloween page in non-traditional colors. I really wanted something happy and lighter to document these pictures. So, I started by adding a bit of watercolor that matched the colors in the Days of Splendor collection by Pinkfresh Studio.
While the background dried, I cut the spiderweb design from black cardstock using the new Halloween Icons cut file.
At the same time, I cut -from white cardstock - the Happy Halloween cut file three times. While I stacked and glued this together -to form a dimensional title-, I cut the design one more time from patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Studio's Days of Splendor collection.
To set up the layout, first I added a frame of patterned paper around the entire layout; then, carefully, I attached the spiderweb die cut to the center of the page, and then added the title atop the spiderweb. I used the negative parts of the patterned paper title die cut to back the title empty letter space.
I added a few embellishments from the same collection and Simple Stories Boo Crew through the page. This was so fun and easy to put together. Those non-traditional colors get a Halloween"y" feeling with the addition of the black spiderweb. I hope you are inspired by this page, and check the cut file design in the Just Nick studio shop.
BESTIES by Sophie Delorme September 23, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone and happy fall !
It's Sophie here and I am sharing a beautiful autumnal layout about my little girl and our dog.
The assignment today was to create a page using a cut file like a stencil. When I saw the gorgeous Mandalla 3 that just arrived in the store, I NEW I had to use it in some way !!!
I cut it on white cardstock, put it on water-colour paper and applied white textured paste delicately on it with a palette knife. I removed the cut file and let my background dry completely before adding water-colours that matched my color scheme. I used the beautiful "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories.
I placed my photo on the right lower corner of my layout, to really make the mandala stand out from the page. I layered tissue paper, adhesive foam and a few patterned papers behind it.
I embellished around my photo with stickers and fussy cut flowers from the same Simple Stories collection. I also teared a strip of patterned paper for the bottom edge of the page.
I used a Simple Stories foam sticker for my title, and adhered it so that it starts right in the centre of the beautiful mandala.
I handwrote my journaling directly on the background and added plenty of blue, white and pink Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch.
Oh how I like the end-result ! This Mandalla cut file is just fabulous !!! Using cut files like a stencil is another beautiful way to get creative and it gives a completely different look to them !
Here are more close-ups:
I hope you felt inspired to use this Mandalla cut file and get your creativity going !
Until next time,
THANKFUL FOR FALL | Nathalie DeSousa September 18, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today to continue with our Fall themed week. Fall is probably my favorite time of the year! Everything is nice and cozy, plus nature shows its best colors at this time. There are so many new cut files in the JustNick Studio shop that it was so easy to put this page together.
I Love taking pictures of my family at their best, and wanted to bring the feel of the branches of the tree in a delicate way. So, i cut the new Floral Cluster 1 three times -at different sizes- to recreate a delicate branch on my page.
I set the die cuts so that they formed a delicate branch of flowers and leaves coming into the page. I decided to keep the cut outs simple as i wanted them to stand out on the nice paper background (Days of Splendor collection - Pinkfresh Studio)
I also build my own title using the Fall TN and Card Sentiments 3 cut files. I simply cut them once from patterned paper and twice from white cardstock. These where stacked and glued together to create a dimensional die cut. I just added a few extra mini alphas and done!
I hope this inspires you to stop by the shop and check all the Just Nick cut file designs, There are so many designs to choose from! Cannot wait to see what you create with the cut files!
TOGETHER RIGHT NOW by Sophie Delorme September 11, 2020 07:00
Hello JustNick friends !
It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a colourful layout with you !
I used one of the newest cut file in the shop called Boho Florals 3:
I started my design with a white background, playing with mixed media, applying some Distress Oxide inks diluted with water using the packaging technic on my water-colour cardstock.
I cut the cut file on white cardstock as well, and backed it with the beautiful Paige Evans collection named "Truly Grateful" from Pinkpaislee. I carefully stitched the flower with white thread and mounted the centre piece of the flower on adhesive foam for a little extra dimension.
I adhered the cut file on the colourful part of my background to make it stand out.
I put layers of tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers behind my photo and adhered it on the right side of the cut file.
I fussy cut plenty of beautiful flowers and leaves from the Truly Grateful patterned papers and added them to the cut file, and around my photo.
The words of the title are stickers from the same collection.
Finally I wrote down my journaling and added the date !
This page came together easily and quickly, and that's what I like so much about cut files ! Isn't this floral cut file a pure delight ?!
I hope I have inspired you to use it in your own way !
Here are more close-ups.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Until next time,
Life is better with you | Anna Blades September 7, 2020 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!!
Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. I've used one of the new beautiful cut files and made a super simple layout. It's not a secret that I love flowers, so I chose the Floral Cluster 2 cut file (coming next week)
First, I create a background on a watercolor paper using distress oxide inks and the plastic/smooching technique. I also made some splatters with gold Colorshine spray from Heidi Swapp.
Then, I cut the cut file from white cardstock and place it slightly tilted to the left, just above the background I had created.
For my title, I did something I had never done before: built it only with stamps. I took this alphabet stamp set also from Heidi Swapp, and stamped the phrase "Life is better with you" as my title. Anything else. And I really love the result.
I placed my photo on top of the title, matted it with a couple of patterned papers, and a big tag. I use three die cuts to embellish the picture, and that's it! Papers and die cuts are from Honey and Spice and Emerson Lane collections, both from Heidi Swapp.
A super simple layout, where the cut file is the protagonist, filling most of the page, but in a subtle way. I hope you like this layout and give you some inspiration.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out the new cut files every week!
Have a wonderful week!
MY LITTLE CHEF LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme August 24, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends !
It's Sophie here today and I am thrilled to share this layout with you !
This week's theme is "Stencil Fun". Using cut files as a stencil is a great and different way to create a page, and it is so inexpensive compared to buying a stencil too !
For my page today, I used the beautiful Brick Circle cut file.
I put it in the center of a white thick cardstock, slightly adhered it with washi tape to make sure that it stands in place, and applied dry Distress Oxide Inks on it with a blending brush to create a brick wall on my background. I used the "Tattered Rose" and the "Speckled Edd" colors. Then, I removed the cut file and mixed the inks with water to add a few splatters of color on the cardstock. I adore the result !
My page is about my daughter cooking and decorating brownies all by herself. You can tall how proud she is !!
I used a beautiful collection from P13 called "Around the Table" to create my layout. I cut out a Pocket Life card and machine stitched around it with white thread, and fussy cut beautiful kitchen embellishments that I clustered around my photo.
I also cut a strip of patterned paper as well as two strips of cardstock that were cut with border punches and adhered them at the base of the page.
I added a beautiful bow made out of a die and some enamel dots here and there as the finishing touch.
This layout came together easily and I couldn't be happier with this brick wall made out of the JustNick cut file !
Here are a few more close-ups :
I hope you felt inspired to use the JustNick cut files as stencils ! Give it a try ! You will come out with a completely different, yet so amazing look !
Thank you for passing by the blog today, and happy crafting !
Soul Full Of Sunshine Layout | Sophie Delorme August 12, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone !
It's Sophie with you today sharing a layout featuring a beautiful wreath cut file called "Spring Wreath 2"
I started my page with a light blue cardstock as my background, and added to it plenty of ink and white acrylic paint splatters that matched my color scheme.
I cut the cut file with my Silhouette on white cardstock. I backed the delicate flowers with patterned papers from the beautiful Carta Bella Paper "Oh Happy Day " collection.
I adhered the cut file only in a few spots so that some of the leaves and flowers are popping a little bit. I placed two photos of my sweet Sabrina in the center of the wreath and backed them with tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers.
I fussy cut a few flowers out of patterned papers to create a big cluster of flowers on the right lower side of the wreath, and to a smaller extent on the left upper side as well.
My title is a Die cut from the same collection, as well as the label on which I wrote a little note.
This layout came together quickly and beautifully. I find that wreath cut files are always fun and easy to work with ! It dictates your design naturally and all that is left to do is embellishing it as you wish !
Here are a few more close-ups.
I hope you felt inspired by my page and that beautiful cut file today, thank you for passing by !
BEACH BABE | Nathalie DeSousa July 17, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today to continue with the Summer Fun theme of the week. We are slowly returning to a new-normal life here in Toronto, but we are still not allowed to travel outside of Canada for recreational purposes. So, we are still dreaming of past summer adventures, and hoping for the ones to come. This prompt me to pull a picture of my niece for this page.
There are so many new cut files in the JustNick shop that it was easy to mix-n-match with older ones in a page.
I wanted to create a texture background that will tell the story of the picture. So, i copied the new "BEACH BABE" cut file a few times, then angle the design, welded the images together, and cut it from white cardstock.
I used the same cut file to cut the inside letters of the image from patterned papers ( Prima's Surfboard collection). To assemble the background, i first glued the white cutout onto the background, then used foam adhesive to attach all the patterned paper letters to the cut out. I used double foam adhesive for the ones next to the pictures, so that they serve as the title of the page.
The background created large impact on the page, so i kept the embellishments to a minimum, and opted to use the BOHO FLORALS Cut file to create a few floral die cuts from shimmer linen paper. A few lines of journal and enamel dots complete the page.
Remember to stop by the JustNick shop to check all the cutfiles that i used for this page. I think you will find lots of new designs and inspiration there.
ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00
Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !
I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.
I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.
I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page.
I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !
Fly | Vicki Parker May 1, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout which I hope you will find inspiring in some way!
I used an older cut file called Up in the Air, which you can find in store here:
I started by cutting just the top left balloon three times - one big and the other two smaller. I used one of the Paige Evans Bloom Street papers to back all three balloons and then added a little bit of subtle watercolour to each to add a slightly more 'grungy' feel. I also put a very light blue wash over the background cardstock so that it gave the impression of sky.
I also painted the baskets of the balloons in coordinating colours rather than leave them white.
I layered up my photo with some pocket life cards and then used some Bloom Street florals to embellish, together with a PinkFresh layered sticker and some Bramble Fox clouds.
Finally, I added by title using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Thickers which I adore and will be sad to run out of! And that's it! I do hope you like it - thank you so much for looking. See you next time!
Love | Vicki Parker April 25, 2020 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous new April releases.
I started by cutting the wreath on some patterned paper from Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection and sticking it slightly off centre on a sheet of Heidi Swapp Art Walk paper in a similar greeny/blue shade.
I wanted to do lots of layering around my photo, but leave the wreath pretty much as it was because it's so, so pretty.
I used lots of die cuts and stickers from the Jen Hadfield, Hey Hello collection to layer up the photo and I also added a few enamel dots and paint splatters.
I finished with the title "Love" using some Amy Tangerine Thickers. I was happy with how this came together - it's lovely and subtle and really showcases the cutfile and photo. Thanks for looking!
Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54
Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!
I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there!
I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with!
I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K!
Which letters will you use?!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Floral Butterfly | Kelly Barron April 13, 2020 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a TN spread to share using the gorgeous new Floral Butterfly cut file.
After cutting out the cut file I backed the flowers and the butterfly with coordinating papers. Thin pop dots under parts of the cut file help for the file to lay flat against the photo. The butterfly wing does overlap off the page, but it is protected in my album. If it starts to get bent, I have no issue with going back in and trimming it down.
Every now and then I am able to use a project life card as part of my title. I did layer the floral patterned paper underneath to bring continuity from the other side.
The final touches to this spread were stitching around the patterned paper and the tab. I love the subtle detail that stitching provides.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick shop to see the latest cut files. I am sure that you will find something to get your creative juices flowing. Take care and see you soon!
Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal! Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!
These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it!
I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..
Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers!
You can find this gorgeous cut file here!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!
On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:
I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!
I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!
And created this cute little cover tag:
Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!
He's so cute I just love him!
Then I used these:
to create these!
The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page!
A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo!
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!
Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo
Happy Hoppy | Anna Blades March 4, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog!
Spring is coming and I couldn't be happier :) I'm in the mood to use bright colors and I see rainbows everywhere.
That's why I created this colorful layout using some of the upcoming cut files:
I used the Spring Florals 2 and the Hoppy Easter cut files to create my page:
You will find them in the store very soon. I especially like the first one, it's so delicate and elegant!
To build my background I used the watercolor markers form Vicki Boutin. All the colors are so bright and pigmented, and they're very easy to use.
I also used distress oxide inks in the same color as the watercolors with a stencil to give more interest to the background.
I cut the Spring Florals 2 cut file from some white textured card stock and placed it in the middle of the page with some 3d foam dots to give it some dimension.
I printed two square photos of my girls and placed them diagonally to one side and another of the cut file.
For my title, I cut the words Hoppy and Happy from white cardstock and then I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio to create an outline of the words with patterned paper.
I embellished my layout with floral die cuts from the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you like it and don't forget to visit the store!
See you soon!
XOXO // by Sarah Bargo February 27, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I love February because everything is about love and hearts and all those good things! Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean we can't scrap about our sweethearts, right? Love never goes out of season :) I created a layout in my travelers notebook about my kitty, Salem. I don't have very much scrapped about him so I better get busy!
I used the darling XOXO located in the "Cupids Arrow" cut files!
This was the most simple layout ever, because all I had to do was cut the xoxoxo out of cute paper, then clip it to my page! So adorable!
Sooo… do you ever feel like someone is watching you?...
One day when I was scrappin, I had that feeling and looked over and saw this creepo starin at me lol! He makes me laugh so much, my little sidekick :)
Do you have a little sidekick that watches you craft? You should definitely do a page about it and use this darling cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo
BEAUTIFUL US |Nathalie DeSousa February 14, 2020 07:00
Happy Valentine's Day JustNick Studio friends!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about love. My husband and I have been married for 20yrs which means this will be our 20th Valentine's day! So, i wanted to document last year picture using some of the new cut files available at the JustNIck Studio shop!
Who says Valentine's has to be all about red and pink? Well, my choice was to bring a combination of soft and bold colors along with flowers and dynamic design.
To build my cut hear cut out, i used the outline heart from the FLORAL HEART cut file ( i separated the paths, so that i can only use the outside edge of the heart) and added an inside off set to create the small heart frame. I backed the heart with vellum and a paper from the Just A Little Lovely collection from Pinkfresh Stiudio.
I used papers from the new My Favorite Story (Pinkfresh Studio) to create the background for this page. I set the heart on the background so that it sits on a bit of an offset at the center of the page.
I cut two of the bottom floral from the DIVIDED FLORAL Cut file and laid them along the right side of the heart. This created a soft cascade of white floral images along the bold side of the background.
I kept the left side of the heart pretty simple. This time i use BUTTERFLY cut file to create the one that sits next to the title. I cut it from white cardstock, and then use vellum to cut a simple silhouette of the same butterfly so i can layered them together.
I added just a few more embellishments from the collection and then a few lines of journal complete my page. I LOVE how this turned out, simple and bold just like my hunny and I.
Remember to stop by the JUSTNICK Studio blog to check all the cut files used in this page,
HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY everyone!
REMEMBER | Nathalie DeSousa January 29, 2020 07:00
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that is all about spring and new life. My hubby and i are so blessed to be Godparents to my cousin's ( she is like a little sister to me) two daughters. The littlest one just turned one a few days ago, so i used her birthday portrait to create this page using some of the JustNick cut files.
The inspiration for this page was her outfit, so i set to create a background that will make the picture pop.
I used a bit of Vicki Boutin Watercolor markers for the background and created a soft watercolor frame. A bit of gold ink just adds pop of shimmer on the page. Once it dried, I cut a few of the REMEMBER FLORAL cut file images from white cardstock and set them on the background.
To create the title of the page, i used the REMEMBER cut file to cut the word from white cardstock and backed the spaces with a paper from the Dear Lizzy She is Magic collection.
I set the word on the left side of the page on top of the floral die cut pieces. I used a piece of the floral cut out to add an extra accent to the left of the title.
I used the other piece of the die cut to add as a layer behind the picture. All that was left to do was add a few embellishments throughout the page (all from the same collection).
I love how soft and vibrant the page turned out, and i hope it inspires you to document some of your memories. Remember to check the JustNick Studio shop for these and more beautiful cut files.
Cherish | Anna Blades January 22, 2020 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Justnick friends!
Anna here with you today with this snowy layout. The moment I saw the "Snowflake background" cut file I fell in love with it. I wanted to do some mix media, and this cut file was perfect for that.
I used Magicals from Lindy's for my background. Then I covered all the cut file with the iridescent glitter texture paste from Vicki Boutin. You can't see it in the photos, but both (magicals and texture paste) are very shiny.
It really looks like the snowflakes are frozen. The main title is a glitter foam word, so all the page is very sparkly.
I also used the "Snowflakes" cut file, to add more single snowflakes to the layout. I made a little cluster in the upper left corner, with a glitter foam heart to match the title.
The embellishments are from the old collection from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" . I really enjoyed putting this layout together.
I hope you like it! Don't forget to checkout the new cut files in the shop every week!
See you soon!
GATHER MEMORIES | Nathalie DeSousa January 10, 2020 07:00
Hi there! Happy New Year to you all!
Nathalie with you today to share a new project all about my focus for 2020. Every year i have chosen a word (sort of my OLW) to keep me focused through the year. After lots of thinking and some bible reading, the word "Gather" kept calling my soul. So 2020 is the year for gathering moments, people, memories, adventure and no regrets. To make it visible all i had to do was check some of this week's new JustNick Cut files to create a new layout all about my vision for the year.
I started this page adding a bit of mixed media to the background. I chose colors of distress Oxide inks that will match the colors of the Maggie Holmes Heritage collection, and used a brush to applied them to the background. A bit of water splattering created the bleached effect on the color.
While the background dried, i welded two of the Floral Link Lace cut file images together to form a strip -using my Silhouette software- and sent it to cut from white cardstock.
I chose to glue the die cut strip at an angle on the page, i love the soft movement it adds to the page, and allowed me to easily create my visual triangle with embellishment clusters -all from the collection -.
To create the title of the page, i used the new Script Alpha 2 cut file to weld together the word "gather", and the pulled the word "memories" from the Merry Wishes cut file; these words were cut three times from white cardstock. I glued the die cuts together, then added a light coat of gold watercolor to the top layer.
I love the muted color palette of the page, and how the soft background makes the delicate cut file stand out. The soft shine on the title bring enough color to the page. All in all, I love this page , its softness and message.
Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio shop to check all the cut files i have used in this page, and i hope this inspires you to make your vision for 2020 visible in your life,
My Goal for 2020 // Sarah Bargo January 9, 2020 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Happy New Year! Do you have any goals for this year? So I fell upon this adorable movie called "Becoming Jane." It's about Jane Austen and I absolutely fell in love! I realized that I had never actually read any of her books, so that is my big goal for 2020! I am going to read all of her books and write about each one in my new "Jane Journal!" Nothing major, just maybe do a cute spread about each one, maybe jot down my favorite quotes and whatnot.. kindof my very own book club :) It's totally going to have an old vintage vibe! So here is my first spread in my travelers notebook "Jane Journal!"
I used 2 different cut files for this one, a darling coffee & tea one called "You Had Me At" and a beautiful "Script Font!" I thought a tea cup would be so cute and fitting, so I framed my photo with it!
I just love the little steamy swirls coming up so cute! I saw this font and thought oh my gosh that just reminds me of a pretty handwriting that Jane might have had, so I cut her name out and scrawled it up the page like she signed it :)
I can already tell that I'm going to have so much fun with this, I haven't done anything "vintagey" in a long time!
I adore reading and getting lost in a good book! I'm so excited I hope I can reach my goal! If you would like to join me in doing this challenge, make sure you tag me so I can see your cute journals! Lets use the hashtag #sbjanejournal so we can share idears!
Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo
Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.
I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.
I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.
I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.
I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...
Holiday tags | Anna Blades December 24, 2019 07:00
Hi Justnick friends!!
Anna here with you today! Are you ready for Santa's visit? Today I want to share with you this easy way to embellish your presents with this beautiful "Holiday Tags" cut file in just a few minutes.
You can cut a bunch of tags in a cardstock with your cutting machine and tie them with a pretty ribbon.
I used red, white and green cardstock to match my wrapping paper (And also my Christmas tree ;P) I cut some tags with the details and others only the outline for backing.
I think they look very cute. And just for the record, these are not fake presents!!
I wish you all a magic Christmas Eve and if you have been nice maybe tomorrow you will find presents like these under your Christmas tree!
Snowflakes // Sarah Bargo December 21, 2019 15:30
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun little junk journal to share with you using the gorgeous large Snowflakes cut file!
I saw these snowflakes and knew that I wanted to have them sticking out of a mini album immediately lol! They are so pretty!
The cover of the mini is actually a Sugar Paper gift bag I bought at Target, I love stars so much I couldn't wait to use this as a book! It looks super dreamy paired up with these gorgeous snowflakes :)
Tied everything together with some pretty yarn and then tied a tag on just to add some sparkle..
Aren't snowflake just the prettiest things ever?
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!
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.
12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable!
This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it!
I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat!
If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun!
Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!
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Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!
It's a Wonderful Life / Sarah Bargo November 25, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! I have a fun new layout to share with you today using the Snowflakes Background cut file! It is one of my favorite cut files, I just love it!
I struggle sometimes with large layouts, that's why I love using large cut files, they make 12x12 layouts so simple to make!
Just add a few stickers and embellishments and you're all set! These snowflakes have so many darling little details!
This is definitely one I'll keep using time and time again :) What is your favorite type of cut file to use?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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!
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
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