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Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title! I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads! I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today! Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!
Follow your Dreams | Zsoka Marko September 15, 2017 07:00
Hey there friends,
Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout for Just Nick!
This week we are showcasing words/sentiments cut files and I chose the Follow your dreams sentiment from the Dream Big cut file set.
Here's how my layout turned out:
I blew up the cut file and also stretched it because I wanted to have taller letters and cut it out from white card stock.
I picked one of the last Fancy Pants collections for this layout, Dream Big, which fits my title and my theme. The background paper is a very old Theresa Collins paper I believe. I love grid papers for backgrounds! They are subtle but still not just plain card stock.
As usual, I backed the letters with different patterned papers. This is actually one of the reasons I love cut files, one can showcase many colors and patterns without them being too busy or overpowering. I then added foam adhesive to all the letters and tucked my photo in at the bottom of the cut file.
About the photo I chose...We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, because my son is crazy about animals. He loves sea creatures especially. He always wanted to work with animals when he grows up, his latest dream is to be a marine biologist. I just wrote about how I'm sure this is going to change a million times and of course that is OK, he has plenty of time to decide! I adore how much he knows about every single animal! I honestly have no idea how he keeps all that information in his head. Kids' brains are fantastic! They just remember absolutely everything. Well other than how to clean up their rooms of course :D.
I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips, adding them in the spaces on both sides of the photo. I normally just write my journaling with a pen but I thought this would stand out more.
To embellish my layout I chose a few items from the same collection, die cuts, puffy and cork stickers and a clip. I added foam adhesive to some of them to create a bit of depth.
I wanted to add a bit more red to the layout (red, my least favorite color no less!) so I tore off a strip from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom.
To finish off my layout I added a few navy blue ink splatters.
I hope you like this layout and are inspired to document your children's dreams!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,
You Are Pretty Much My Most Favorite | Jennifer McMurtrey September 14, 2017 07:00
It's words and sentiments week on the JustNick blog and the design team has created some beautiful projects.
Today I'm sharing a layout that uses the My Most Favorite and Lattice Flower Background files with a photo I pulled from my oldest daughter's Instagram account (that's where I get some of my best material).
This project began with the wood grain background paper and yellow paper from Felicity Jane. I cut the large Lattice Flower Background and adhered it to the background paper using Tombow Mono glue. Next, I pierced the paper within the negative spaces of the flower and then hand stitched with white, pink, and turquoise embroidery floss. With the large yellow flower and stitching complete, I added the smaller pink and blue flowers to the center. These were cut using WRMK patterned papers.
Once the stitching was complete, I printed my photo and backed it with more patterned paper from Felicity Jane. Prior to adhering the photo to the page, I created a banner with white string, tags, and tassel a embellishment (all from Felicity Jane) and stapled it all in place with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I cut the sentiment next and have to admit that I did so three different times before I finally settled on the black card stock. For some reason, I just couldn't get the look I wanted and stuck with black to tie in with the black and white photo.
I followed the banner with several stickers and die cuts from Maggie Holmes that I clustered on the top and bottom right corners of the photo.
Last, I created a visual triangle with the gold stars to complete the project.
While my scrappy mojo has escaped me as of late, I am pleased with how this turned out and hope to keep the creativity flowing.
Please be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other awesome cut files.
Dream Big | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout using 'Words' as inspiration for all the Just Nick Designers this week. Here is my layout:
I had lots of fun creating my layout and have used three different cut files. I really loved the new 'Leaf Circle Background' file and cut this out on white cardstock to create the basis of my layout and included my photo of my girls into one of the negative spaces of the cut file. I also added in some patterned paper to a couple of the other circles for a bit of added interest.
I also really wanted to add word to my page in a form of a title going down one side of my page. So I used the 'Script Alpha 2' Cut file and welded together some of the letters to create 'be you' and cut this out on some white cardstock. I then added some Shimmerz Mist 'Pretty in Pink' to give it a soft pale pink colour and stitched through the words for some added texture! I then added the 'Dream Big' cut from the Dream Big Cut File set also just on some white cardstock. I love the freshness of the white on white look and adding pops of colour with patterned paper and embellishments to finish off my page!
The cut files I have used:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired to try out some cut titles on your pages!
You make me happy | Maryám Pérez September 09, 2017 07:00
Hello, friends! Maryám here to share with you a layout using the beautiful "Behold Beauty" Cut file. As soon as I saw it I knew I will use it, but I was waiting for the perfect collection and it was... the Wild at Heart from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
I used the flower cut file as the main element of my layout, and I put cocoa vanilla die-cuts around it, also I fussy cut some butterflies from one of the papers. At the end, I add my picture and the journaling and that is it!
Here is my final result:
Here are some close-ups:
Here is the cut file I used. Click here to see it.
HEY THERE September 03, 2017 07:00
Nathalie here with a new layout that is all about my teenage son!. I love my kids, but i find that it is easier to document my daughter, so this time, I chose to create a page that combines the Positive One and Positive 3 Backgrounds to document my boy!
I wanted something that will bring the eye to the picture, and at the same time will be graphic and simple. The Positive One and Positive Three backgrounds were perfect for what i had in mind, even when the design changed a bit along the way.
Firstly, I isolated a single cross from both the files. Then used the cross from the Positive One file to sketch some crosses on half of the page, and used the same design (in three different sizes) to cut some crosses from vellum. I proceeded to poke holes in the sketched designs, and used thread to back stitch the designs.
Next i used the Positive 3 cut file's isolated cross to cut some designs out of the papers from the Boys Front collection from Pinkfresh Studio. Once everything was cut, then a bit of foam adhesive was used to attach the crosses just to half of the page, as if they all were leading to the picture.
After the graphic background, just a few more details around the picture complete the page. I love the final look of the page, along with the contrast in dimension, and it all was created by using the simple designs of the two cut files. That is why i love cut files!!!
Remember to check the JustNick store for these, and all the rest of cut files available. All the designs are so versatile, and you can easily create unique pages with them. I am always a comment away, if you have a question on how this came together.
See you all around!
Play Together | Cloud Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood August 30, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file. I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!! I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)! Here is my layout:
One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page. I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn't a solid colour but isn't too busy on the page either. This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too. But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.
Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file. This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail. Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops! This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.
Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file. As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout. This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!
Explore | Zsoka Marko August 29, 2017 07:00
Hi there crafty friends,
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I modified the cut file a little bit. When you blow it up as big as I did, the outlines will be much thicker. I wanted them thinner so more patterned paper shows through once I back the rays. I released the compound path, deleted the original outline, made the circle thinner, then I made a compound path on the two circles. I moved the circle out of the way and added outlines to the rays, made compound path and moved them into the circle so that the rounded ends disappeared. As a last step I welded the circles and the rays together. I hope it makes sense?
A while back I received the Simple Stories Summer Days collection kit from the awesome SCT magazine and haven't had the chance to use it yet. So I decided to use it for this layout. I also used bits and pieces from Freckled Fawn (like that awesome acrylic word, the flip flops and wood veneer) and the wood grain paper is from Jen Hadfield I believe.
First I printed my photo in a big size and glued the cut file on top. Then I backed the rays with different patterned papers, but only glued them down where they touch the circle. This way the white card stock can be lifted up a bit to create a nice dimension.
I used the acrylic word for my title and created a little cluster at the bottom of the page with it. I really like the look of this.
I didn't feel like this page needed a lot of embellishments. I just added a few bradz, wood veneers and some cloud stickers. Oh and a mini clothespin I got at Michaels!
I hope you like how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time,
Snapchat fun | Laureen Wagener August 28, 2017 07:00
Hi friends -
how are you doing? Did you create any fun cut file heavy projects this month?
I have one last project for August for you - time flies like crazy, right?!
When I doubt, make a wreath - you probably heard that before. And it is for sure true!
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the cut files I have, and then I don't really know what to do and create for my project, when I don't have a specific assignment - Nicole please give me all the assignments for the future - yes? :D
I basically scrolled through my files for over an hour and couldn't decided on what to create and I ended up with the gorgoeus florals from "In bloom" and just created a baby wreath.
I cut them out of patterned paper from the Carousel collection and backed that with vellum and then simply stitched it down with my sewing machine - easy as that! Only took over an hour *sarcasmoff*
Embellishing with the Crate Paper Carousel embellishments is pretty easy - everything matches perfectly and looks stunning! Such a fun collection to work with!
That's it - onto the next time!
Happy crafting -
Cut file used:
High School Smile August 23, 2017 07:00
It is Nathalie back today with a new layout to share with you. Can you believe it is time to get the kids ready to go back to school -here in Canada-? With that in mind, i had to document the picture of my kids on their first day of high school (gr. 9 & 11 respectively).
The idea for this page was to recreate a large file, for that i trimmed the white cardstock to fit inside the layout, and used the File Folders cut file to create a large tab that hides under the layout's mat.
I glued the tab to the page's mat, followed by the trimmed cardstock. Then a bit of mixed media was used to create the background behind the picture and title (I wanted to be authentic to my kids's folders at the end of the year, so a bit of distress fits them to a tee!).
I am a sucker for large titles, so i created the one featured in this page by welding the letters from the Shattered Alpha cut file (spelling High School) with the "Smile" from the Word 4 cut file. Then used papers from Bella Blvd, to back the spaces, and attached it on top of the mixed media background using some foam tape.
Finally to complete the page, I added the b/w version of the picture to the side of the title. The Word Tab cut file was handy to create the small tab that was added to the cluster on the pictures. A few more small details complete the page.
I love the final look of the page! I hope this inspires you to document those 1st day of school smiles using some of the JustNick Studio cut files. As for me, I will be doing a small happy dance once they leave for school, followed by a few tears of sadness as they are leaving me!.
You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this page came together.
See you all soon!
Sisters | Maryám Pérez August 14, 2017 07:00
Hello, Friends! Today I'm here to share a new project using the beautiful Just Nick cut files. For this layout, I was inspired by the flowers in the Wild at Heart collection, but I also wanted to include flowers cut with my Silhouette. So, I went to the shop and looked for "flowers" and I found a set that I really liked, then, I cut and backed them with some pattern papers and... this is what I created.
Here are some close-ups:
For the title, I used the Lower Case Outline Alpha and backed it with a pattern paper from the Wild at heart collection.
I hope you liked my project and don't forget to check out the amazing cut files on the shop. I will see you the next month with more inspiration.
Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! Michelle here with a new summer filled layout to share with you today! I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the 'Summer' cut file to create my title!
As you can see below the 'Summer' cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12x12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio. I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.
Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER. As the title is so large it doesn't matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily. I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.
Here are some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my 'summery' layout today!
Live Today - Cathy Martin August 11, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! I can't believe we are almost halfway through August! Where oh where has the summer gone. Well I know for myself I am still going to be scrapping fun and bright layouts for just a little bit longer before I switch and start focusing on the awesomeness of autumn scrapping. With that in mind this week is circles week and we are focusing on cut files that are circular. This, for me, is seriously no problem, I LOVE all of Nicole's circular cut files!
For the layout I created I chose the Floral Ring 3 cut file, and I cut it out in a very primary, bright blue. Now here is where the challenge is because this colour of blue is not one that I would usually use, but I really wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge as well as get a chance to use up products that would match well with the blue that I chose!
After much hmming and hahing and not being able to make a decision on patterned paper I finally was able to back the cut file and choose a background paper that really went well together. I used products from Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio to finish off the layout!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see how it all came together! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
By The Sea August 07, 2017 07:00
Nathalie with you today to bring you a new Summer project inspired by circles, and some of the store's cut files. My kids love the beach, and i just love using cut files to create a colorful and bright background for these memories.
I wanted a bright and interesting background for the page, so i welded the a few of the Let It Shine images to some of the inside circles of the Totally Tubular Background. Then welded two of these images together.
The colors in the Hello Sunshine collection from Fancy Pants are just perfect to add color and brightness to the background.
Since the background has a lot of interest, a few little extra pieces were needed to completely embellish the page, and complete the visual triangle on the page.
To add the title of this page, I used the recently released By The Sea cut file to cut the sentiment twice from black card stock. I glued the pieces together, and attached them to the page with some foam adhesive.
I hope you also are inspired to look at all the different designs in the Just Nick Studio store; there are so many to chose from. Remember you can contact me with any questions on how this page came together.
See you all soon!
Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!
I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss.
I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!
I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch!
This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by!
Good Life | Jennifer McMurtrey August 05, 2017 07:00
Hey JustNick friends! It's new file day and I'm sharing a layout with the just-released Boho Florals 2.
My youngest daughter is a Pinterest-loving girl and she is constantly holed up in her room creating projects that she has pinned. A while back she made marbled paper by combining shaving cream with food coloring and the effect was amazing. Naturally, I took it so I could use it on a layout.
The materials for this project were all pulled from the July Hip Kit. First, I used several of the patterned papers along with some packaging and layered them behind this fun photo of me and my friend Mary. Next, I used Abby's marbled paper and cut several pieces from the Boho Florals 2 file.
With the photo in place, I loosely adhered the cut flowers around the photo so they have a lot of dimension and pop off of the page.
I followed that with the title and embellishments from the kit along with strips of patterned paper on the top and bottom of the layout. Last, I sprinkled several of the negative cuts from the floral cuts above and below the photo for added color.
The finished project is bright and colorful and captures the fun vibe of the photo.
Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files.
Love this life | Laureen Wagener July 31, 2017 07:00
Hi cut file fans -
It's Laureen with you to share a new page made with one of the new files loaded to the store - the beautiful Basic Bloom Background!
Now I can never get enough of floral cut files, especially the beautiful ones Nicole always creates! So of course I had to use one for this page. The tricky part is that when always using florals cut files pages tend to look the same - so I decided to create something a little - only a little - different.
Instead of backing the cut file I duplicated it, welded the two pieces together so I would have one long 12 inch pieces and then cut them into a square at the top and the two sides to make them fit perfectly into the top space of my paper and make it look like a flowing flower garland - if you know what I mean ;D
I layered some vellum behind the file to soften up the background paper and to make the cut file stand out and then all I did for embellishing was fuzzy cutting bits from different patterned papers ;)
All adhered down and the page was done in a breeze!
Until the next time and happy crafting,
Cut file used:
Celebrate You | Take Me to Paradise | Michelle Whorwood July 27, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you! My youngest daughter recently turned 5 and had a flamingo themed party. As soon as saw the Take me to Paradise cut file in store that featured the 'flamingo' and that 'tropical style leaf' I just knew it would be perfect to showcase the cake photo.
Here is my layout:
I started out by enlarging the 'tropical leaf' in this cut file and duplicated it so that I had 3 leaves to work with. I wanted the leaves to look like they were 'holding' my photo and technically add a frame around it. Next I cut out the 'flamingo' on pink patterned paper large enough to hug the right hand edge of my photo as well. I love using cut files as giant embellishments on my page and it is so easy to do so. The Take me to Paradise cut file has 6 different cut files on it which makes it a really good value for money as well.
Some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout today as much as I enjoyed creating it.
It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files! I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan! I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file. I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software. I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs. I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.
My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads. I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile. I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing. I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!
I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out. The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Dude You Rock Layout by Rachel Lowe: July 24, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone I hope this finds you all well!
With three boys I am always on the look for boy/masculine cut files and this one is just fabulous! Ride the Wave background cut file could be used in many different ways for many different layout themes.
I have used the latest Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection and it is 100% boy!!!!
I cut the file in white cardstock. I then cut it down to 11.5 x 11.5 inches so I could add a border.
I then chose my patterned papers, co ordinating between two but so it did not look too uniform I have applied the rule of three.
To add texture to the 'waves' I have used my sewing machine to add texture and definition but I have done it in a random manner.
I then used the All Boy cut file to create my title using 'dude' cutting the outer in white cardstock and then cut the outer of the cut file in yellow. By adding a flair and a word die cut I created my title 'awesome dude you rock'.
I then had fun layering up my photo using plenty of foam tape so I could add embellishments under the layers.
I have then added some more machine sewing in a random messy manner.
These cut files certainly has given this layout impact and visual interest. I love how it turned out and totally goes with my photo of my youngest boy on his skate board!
These cut files are in store now!
Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon.
Summer | Niki Rowland July 21, 2017 07:00
Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans,
Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!
Isn't it just fabulous?!
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.
At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.
Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!
I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Summer Circle Background Layout! | Morgan Langley July 18, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! It is Morgan here and I am excited to be sharing my layout I created using the "In the deep end background". This file was so easy and fun to work with!
I cut the file on white card stock first and then taking papers from the 6x6 "Oh My Heart" collection I cut small pieces to fit into the squares around each circle as well as the middle piece. I grouped all the pink patterns together, all the greens together, etc. Then I laid out the file on my page and marked where each colored circle was for my splatter paint. I matched the splatter paint with the color of circle that would be on top.
Next I fussy cut the larger flowers from the 12x12 "Oh my Heart" paper pad and layered them behind the circles still matching the colors. I added smaller flowers with bunched thread and sequins into the center of some of the smaller circles.
I cut three photos into circles to fit inside the cut file and love how they flow into the layout. I used my type writer for my journaling about this summer day at my grandparents house in Ohio.
Thank you for reading about my crafty process! I hope you try and incorporate this file into one of your own beautiful creations!
Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick! For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired. This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper. I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background. It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.
Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel. Once it all came together I was so happy with it. This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out! This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!
So Much Fun | Niki Rowland July 03, 2017 07:00
Everyday Magic Layout by Rachel Lowe: July 02, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone and I hope you are all having a wonderful week end!
I am so excited to be apart of the JustNick DT and to share my very first layout.
I have used this stunning new cut file Behold Beauty, isn't it just stunning!
And here is how I used it on my layout.
I have used PinkFresh Studio Live More collection.
I have cut the floral piece twice, once in white cardstock and then another in my chosen patterned paper. I did this to create layers and height. I then dressed up my centres and added more leaves to create a cascading effect. Isn't it stunning against the marble effect background paper!
I then cut my photo into three strips for visual interest. I have foam taped my photo over the floral piece to add to the 3D effect. This photo is special as it is of three generations, me, my mother and my daughter, and this is why I scrap, to memory keep and ensure these photo moments do not pass undocumented.
So not to distract from the cut file I have placed my title under my photo and finished this layout off adding detail with clusters of embellishments.
Here are some close up photos for you:
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file.
You are pretty much my favorite person June 29, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here for my final layout as a Just Nick Studio DT member. I truly enjoyed creating with Nicole's one of a kind cut files and I am sure I will be using her cut files a lot in upcoming projects. I will surely miss being on the team but I am grateful for the time I've spent here. Thank you so much, Nicole!!! I can't wait to see the inspiring creations from the new design team members!
Now, for my layout, I used the cut file "My Most Favorite"
I colored the cut file with watercolor. I already have an idea of how I'll decorate my layout. So, while waiting for the cut file to dry, I started assembling my layout. I added strips of paper to the right and left sides.
I stacked layers of journal cards and photos on the left side of the layout and adhered the cut file on the right.
I added a mix of green and teal blue watercolor around the cut file to make it stand out a bit more against the background. I finished off decorating the layout by adhering the butterflies .
I had fun creating this layout and I hope you liked it as much as I do!
Check out the Just Nick store for more beautiful and unique cut files.
Cut file used: My Most Favorite
Happy, Masculine Themed Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Leopard June 24, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a Make it Masculine layout. I had fun mixing and matching a few of my favorite geometric shapes to create a really fun layout.
To create this layout, simply supersize the TRIANGLE BACKGROUND 3 cut file so that it spans the entire 12"x12" page. Since you're only using a little over half the page, you can either cut the entire 12"x12" page or slice / erase the part you don't plan to use.
Next, fill about half the triangle spaces with patterned paper and fill the remaining pieces with the white cardstock pieces you just cut out, only adhering the center so that the sides lift up a bit and add dimension.
Next, add coordinating patterned paper strips in varying lengths and widths, stitching the layers over each other. Add your photo, title and any embellishments. Then find some white space to add journaling to complete the layout.
Rockstar | Tarrah McLean June 22, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
This week our theme is to 'Make It Masculine' so I created a layout about my eldest son who thinks he is a rockstar at age 11!
I wanted to use some of the newest cut files just recently added to the Just Nick store...I decided to use the Rockstar title and the treble clef symbol from the Rockstar cut file set and I also used the new Star Background 5!
I used some Bella Blvd products, mostly the Alex collection plus some other bits that I have had for ages! The black puffy star is an Amy Tangerine one and the black and white phrase stickers are by Tim Holtz.
The background is a transparency that I have machine stitched to the white cardstock, I did think about adding some star confetti behind the transparency so it becomes a shaker style layout but I thought it may have ended up looking a little too busy!
That Rockstar flair is from D-Lish Scraps, a small embellishment store in Australia...I love their flair buttons so much! They always seem to have the perfect ones that suit my boys and my layouts!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today and in the past, I have really appreciated everyone's support with my layouts that I have created for Just Nick Studio! Thank you so much to Nicole and the rest of the team for having me, I will miss this team so much!
Happy creating and see you all around scrapping land!
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
Attitude is Everything | Michelle Whorwood June 19, 2017 07:00
Hi, Michelle here with a new layout! Today, I was assigned a 'masculine' style layout showcasing the Just Nick Cut Files. Here is my layout.
I generally try and use a couple of different cut files on my layouts for interest and added layering. I really loved the background patterned by Pink Fresh Studio which dictated my colour palette for this layout. I then cut out the Starburst file on the blue patterned paper and I just love how the file consists of both negative stars and full stars and I have backed a few of the stars with patterned paper to as well to add more pops of colour!
I next went looking for a cut file that would work as my title. I really liked the Purrfect cut file but obviously my layout doesn't have any cats on it but the 'Attitude is everything' saying worked with my layout of my son hanging out with mates at our caravan. I love how the Just Nick cut files really can utilised for lots of different themes not just as in this case for the felines in our lives.
Some close ups:
I hope you have enjoyed my masculine layout today.
Circling the Globe | Tarrah McLean June 17, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean joining you and today I have a new layout to share with you! Recently my family and I went on an AMAZING holiday to the UK and Europe for 4 weeks! Hence I have loads of travel photos!
I decided to enlarge the globe included in the Around the World cut file set and cut it out from vellum, I then machine stitched it to the background paper, the collection I have used is the We R Memory Keepers collection called Jet Set. I really like how the vellum mutes the busy background paper a little bit.
I also cut the plane and the suitcase from this cut file set to use as embellishments that would tie in with my theme. I reduced the size of the plane a little bit and then cut it from orange cardstock and I cut the suitcase out of some green cardstock I had laying around.
A tag, a few stickers, a flair button and some wood veneer were all added to compliment the theme. I also added some white mist to brighten my layout up a little bit!
A New Chapter June 16, 2017 07:00
Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here and today I wanted to share a more personal layout with you. I like to document many life events and this one is a big one for me.
After much thought over the past year, I have decided to go back to school. This layout is all about a new chapter in my life. My motto is one is never too old to dream a new dream or achieve a new goal.
For my layout, I selected the Beautiful Bouquet cut file from the Just Nick store and cut it out on a piece of 12X12 white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to back the design with patterned paper so I backed the leaves and flowers with papers from Jillibean Soup's Bowl Of Dreams Collection of patterned papers. To make the flowers and leaves more dimensional, I added some Glossy Accents to give it some depth and shine. I love how it turned out. To complete the layout, I machine stitched the white cardstock background onto some patterned papers and embellished the layout with several die cuts, stickers, and flower puffy stickers. Here are some more closeups to view:
Have a lovely day!
Cut File Used
Just Be You June 14, 2017 11:03
Thank you for being a friend May 03, 2017 07:00
Hello, everyone! Donna here sharing my first layout for the month of May.
I created a simple scrapbook page about me and my dear friend. I printed this photo long time ago but just used it for my project today. It was taken at The Kingdom Tower in Riyadh when we went there together with our families.
I've been into subtle colors lately and that's what I did here with the flowers and the butterflies which I think matched perfectly.
I cut the Floral corner cut file into two instead of using it in just one corner
I used a mix of pink, yellow, orange and green watercolor to coordinate with the colors of the papers and embellishments I used. I love the sweet colors in the "Sorbet" kit by Clique Kits.
I used the Delicate butterflies cut file as a stencil. I carefully brushed watercolor to outline the shape of the butterflies. And once dry, I wrote a bit of journaling in the butterflies and added puffy hearts in some of them.
I layered some paper strips, messy thread, scattered colorful sequins and other embellishments.
Cut files used:
That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page.
Also, don't forget Just Nick is celebrating it's 2nd year anniversary with an awesome sale!
Hello Spring | Tarrah McLean April 26, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick friends!
I pulled out some REALLY old Bella Blvd products for this layout...I love the pastel colours and how much they remind me of Easter as its currently not Spring in Australia...its currently Autumn!
That gorgeous thin multi-coloured stripe paper was the paper I decided to cut the Hello Spring title out of....I just love how this turned out....better than expected! I added a few embellishments to the title to help decorate the layout a little bit more and add interest..
My niece is an absolute bundle of gorgeous! She is SO photogenic...perfect for this scrapbooker....hopefully she will appreciate me creating these layouts for her one day!
In this photo, she was posing a new outfit that her parents had bought for her, she is only age 1 in this photo but already a pro at posing lol! As the outfit has bumblebees on it, the photo was perfect for this layout!
That bumblebee chipboard sticker had to make its way on this layout since there were bees on Amelia's outfit and its her nickname too!! I really like how this layout turned out....I literally cut the title first and then decided on a photo, added some other small bits of paper and embellishments and the layout was complete! Super quick one this time!
Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you have been enjoying the Spring inspiration from us? Why not check out the Just Nick Studio store for some cut files that would suit your next project?
Yay | Tarrah McLean April 15, 2017 07:00
Happy Easter Just Nick friends!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share with you but believe it or not, its not Easter themed! It's a birthday themed layout I am sharing this week as we are all using words/sentiment cut files on our projects!
I decided to add my photos as a photo strip this time...I really like this look whenever I have a few photos I want to include as a series. The skinny photos means you can layer and tuck embellishments and cut files in and around the photos!
and the Make a Wish and Yay words from the Card sentiments 1 set.
These photos were taken at my little guy's 4th birthday a couple of years ago...he absolutely LOVES cake of any kind and that is what he gets most excited about at birthday parties! Even his own!
The Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio was perfect for this layout...the Just Nick cut files match with this collection perfectly!
Hello Gorgeous | Michelle Whorwood April 07, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with a new layout featuring some more of the gorgeous Just Nick Cut files. I honestly just cannot get enough of them. They are so easy to use and love them for layering and adding interest to my page!
I have two of the newer cut files on my layout today. Firstly, I have the Floral Swag which I have used to frame the photo of my two girls. I love how this looks white on white with just a pop of colour in the floral centres. It also complements my flowers that I have added to my layout as well. Next I have created my title using another cut file called Hello Spring. My gosh I love this one, BUT it isn't spring time here in NZ as we are going into Autumn but I didn't let that stop me and so I have cut the whole file out but fussy cut out the 'Spring' section and used the 'Hello' as part of my title. I also backed it in the same colour patterned paper that I have used for the Floral Swag. I love how easy it is to adapt the Just Nick Cut files to work with the theme I am scrapbooking.
Here are some close ups:
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my layout with the Just Nick Cut Files today.
Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26
Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!! I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles! So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine. I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock. I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper. I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open. I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with! I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design. I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space! Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
XOXO | Laureen Wagener April 01, 2017 07:00
I'm back with a new post to finish up "Spring themed" week ;)
I decided to use the gorgoeus Henna background and back it with my favorite paper from the Oh my Heart collection by Pink Paislee and Paige Evans - Paper 24.
After I had backed it it was way too light to simply be placed on a white background - so I did something super unusual. I used a patterned paper for my background! Whaaaaaat?!
Yes and I super love the way it matches my page.
I simply adhered it with foam squares for added dimension and clustered embellishments from the Oh my Heart collection around my photo.
Now, I hope your weekend will be lovely and filled with crafty fun!
Have a great day,
Cut file used:
Happy Spring | Tarrah McLean March 30, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
I used the Simple Stories Fresh Air collection for this layout about my niece out in the garden one day! Cutting the Doodle Flowers from different papers and at different sizes, brings in lots of variety and adds lots of interest to my page!
A couple of whimsical wood veneer pieces really add to the garden theme I have going on here...I love the colour they bought to the layout as well as the dimension!
A couple of resin embellishments I have had in my stash forever also made it on to this layout! I nearly always have to add a flair button and this layout is no exception! The rain cloud with the rain drops flair was perfect in colour and theme so this was the one that had to be used!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio blog today! I would love to see some Spring themed projects that you have created using the Just Nick cut files? Make sure to tag @justnickstudio on social media so we can see what you are creating!
Hello Spring March 27, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today kicking off a week of Spring inspiration. When I think of Spring I think of Sunshine and Flowers. Two things that after a long cold and snowy winter are like a breath of fresh air. So my layout today features sunshine and flowers ...
I started off by creating my background, using the Let It Shine Background digital cut file as a stencil to create my sun rays. Some stitching on the rays adds some definition and texture.
I add a little green to the bottom of my layout background for grass. A perfect setting for those Delicate Florals...
When it came time to choose a title, I could not resist using the new Hello Spring cut file. I backed the title with some of the same papers as I used for the flowers.
I am so happy with how this layout came together.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
I hope I brought some sunshine to you on your Monday. Have a great week!
Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?
Thanks Michelle xx
Me & You March 15, 2017 07:00
Hello! Donna here for my first layout the month of March.
I used the cut file Posie Swag on my layout
I deconstructed the cut file again. You will notice I do this a lot of times! For this particular design, I envisioned flowers/vines kind of hanging either at the top or the edges of the layout.
I played around for a bit and decided to place the cut files as seen in the image
I wanted to make them appear like they're floating so I thought that keeping it white, as is, would work. Adding colors to the cut file was the last thing I did. Well, sort of second to the last thing, because the very last step to my process was slightly brushing pale peach watercolor to the edges of the white background to add a bit of interest aka make it a bit messy lol!
I was aiming for a peachy color for the flowers but I couldn't achieve the right shade. I still like how it turned out.
I used Pretty Little Studio's Woodland collection.
I hope you liked my page!
Cut file used: Posie Swag
Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting,
123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick fans!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!
My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!
Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!
I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!
Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout!
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
Love February 22, 2017 07:00
Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio's Heart Background 3 digital cut file and Clique Kit's February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, added some mist and embellies.
I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.
Remember February 07, 2017 07:00Good morning everyone. Just recently, I was going through Edward's baby albums and came across this one photo of Edward and I sitting in the sun. We were at a Father's Day party for Pete. His friends surprised him with a party which was fitting since it was his FIRST Father's Day. I miss those days when Edward was just a newborn. He was such an easy baby! He grew up too fast. It's hard to believe he's going to be 7 this February. Do you ever go through your old photos and re-scrap them? I love going back and reliving those moments just for a second.
For this layout, I used Just Nick Studio's Heart to Heart Background 2 Digital Cut file. I decided to cut the image from orange cardstock to make the cut file pop! For the background, I added a variety of washi tape strips. :)
I added some stamping, cork triangles, die cuts and stickers at the bottom of the layout with some mist and Nuvo dots to help pull the layout together. Without these elements, the bottom looked too empty.
One of my favorite things to do is outline the layout with a 1/4" border using a ruler and a black pen. I just love the way it looks. See how nice the washi tape looks behind the digital cut file? LOVE it! I need to try this technique again; very soon.
Cut file used: Heart to Heart Background 2
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