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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 ...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is...

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

Hi

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! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio today, I hope you are inspired to try some of the amazing cut files found in the Just Nick store!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


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 random heart stickers and chipboard to the digital cut file. The little banners were stamped images that I applied to scraps of patterned paper and hand-cut them to use as embellishments. It makes the hearts stand out much nicer than without.
 

I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.


Cut file used: Heart Background 3
Thanks for visiting today!

Remember February 07, 2017 07:00

Good 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

Thank you for visiting today!

All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all.  I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I!  I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage.  I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page.  I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too!  I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!

 

 

 

 


Summer Days | Sunny Days | Michelle Whorwood January 25, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone 

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you today.  It is summer time here in NZ so I have been away on holiday creating family memories at our caravan.  Today, I am sharing a layout with 3 photos  of my girls taking part in some camp ground activities.

To create the circles on my layout I actually had kept some of the negative cut out circles from the Wheels in Motion Cut file from a previous layout I had created.  I usually like to keep anything I can and reuse them - especially circles as they are so handy to add to layouts.  

Ive added lots of layering elements to my page and to add to the embellishments on my page, the elements in the Sunny Days  cut file set was perfect for summer photos. I cut them out on white cardstock and then tucked them in and around my photos to create some interest and texture on my page.  They stand out really well against my misting on my background too.  

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share! Til next time ...


Snow Wonderful | NordicBackground January 19, 2017 06:00

Hi everyone.  Heather Leopard is here doing what I love most...playing with background cut files! This one in particular is the Nordic Background.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

I altered this cut file just a tad, removing the x's that are part of the cut file so that I could hand stitch them instead.  Then I enlarged it to cover the entire page, removing the lower portion since that was going to be covered by patterned paper.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

Next, I separated the cut file and traced the outline of one of the snowflakes and offset it just slightly, making it a tad bit larger than the background cut.  I cut the outlined snowflake out of different patterned papers and adhered them here and there to the back of the large cut file.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

That's just my way of using cut files (like Nordic Background) to make unique layouts.


Winter Wonderland January 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

Marcia here today with another winter layout. This time I used with the amazing Nordic Background 2 digital cut file. I just love the warm, comfy feel of that Nordic pattern with my winter photos. It's very... hygge (Yes, I learned a new word!)  In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Take a look at my layout and you will see what I mean ...

I wanted this layout to coordinate with another layout I did at the end of December using the Nordic Background cut file, but yet I wanted it to be slightly different. The Nordic pattern of this cut file is divided into 2 triangles. I decided to arrange these at the top and bottom of my layout and create some white space on the right side. Using pennant flags reinforced the triangle pattern.  Here are some close-ups...

I love adding some machine stitching over this Nordic pattern for texture.

Here is the background cut file I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay warm and cozy!


Happy Aussie Day 2016 | Tarrah McLean January 17, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick friends!


It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring one of my favourite background cut files found under 'Our Cut Files'!  It's Australia Day here in Oz next week so I decided to document one of last year's photos from that day of my youngest holding our flag before we hung it on our balcony. 

The Bits and Pieces star background was a perfect background cut file to use as a base for this layout. I tried to slightly replicate our flag in the papers I backed the cut file with and I am happy with how it turned out.

I used lots of different Thickers that I have had in my stash forever to make up my title! I also used other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my layout as well. I love to use up stuff I have been hoarding forever...it feels great to finally find a home for it!   

Those chipboard stars are from Pink Paislee and the flair and washi tape are from a small embellishment store in Australia. I included some hidden journalling on my layout this time, its on the tag tucked into that little bag.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Do you have a celebration coming up that you want to document? I am sure there would be an awesome cut file or 2 in the Just Nick store that would suit your theme perfectly! Check them out, they are gorgeous! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Fall Memories | Laureen Wagener January 16, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

long time no see, right?! I am really happy to be back on the blog today with a new project for Background week.

I was assigned to create a project using any background file - so the search began.

I have a ridiculous amount of cut files and over half of them are background ones - but you can never have too many - right?! So after searching for a rather long time I thought I had found one - I worked on the page and it came out not really looking good.

New search, new cut file and this page was created - I used the new Going my way background and simply cut it out of a patterned paper from Take me away by Pink Paislee and Paige Evans.

I turned it at a diagonal and created layers and layers behind my picture using the Outfitters collection by Pink Paislee.

My title is made up out of small letter stickers and a die-cut. Because I kept my embellishing around my photo with all the layers, the cut file still stands out.

To finish up the page I adhered my white cardstock to the backside of the same patterned paper I cut my arrows out of. By then I had already adhered everything and couldn't use my sewing machine around the edges, so I simply handstitched a border around.

 

That's it for my post today,

enjoy Background week - there are amazing projects coming your way!

xo, Laureen

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Cut file used:

Going my way Background


Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00

Hey hey!  I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio!  I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files.   Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with.  I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me.  I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons.  I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons!  I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject.  I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures!  I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper.  I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing!  I just love how sweet this layout turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!

 


Naughty or Nice | Tarrah McLean January 02, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am guessing you may have lots of photos to scrapbook so today I have some inspiration for you using one of the Christmas title cut files in store called Naughty or Nice!

I used the super cute Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories together with the Naughty or Nice cut file! I love the cute elements included in this collection!

Below is the image of the cut file I used!

As there was lots of green going in on this layout I decided to cut the title from red cardstock...I feel it helps to balance out some of the colours. 

Just before Christmas, my boys and I went to a Christmas party at a good friends house. She had an awesome photo booth set up, my boys loved playing in there, so I just had to snap a few pics of course!

I hope you will get some time to create over the Christmas break? Why not check out all the cut files available in the Just Nick store? They really do help to enhance your projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year!  I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year.  I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today!  So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside.  I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now!  My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead.  I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5 Merry Christmas | Tarrah McLean December 05, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! 

Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway here on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration. 

I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file

I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.

By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it! 

Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: TRIO2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 5th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Happy cutting and creating!


12 Days Of Giveaways - Day Three/Lee-Anne Thornton December 03, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

 

 

Welcome to the third day of Just Nick's 12 Days of Giveaways!  From now until December 12 the design team will be featuring a new cut file each day.  Each cut file will be FREE for one day only, so be sure to check back often!

I created this layout with the Fallen Snow cut file.

 

For my layout, I cut out the Fallen Snow cut file on white cardstock and heat embossed it with some crystal embossing powder and added it to the top of my layout.  I also added some round stickers to the center of each of the heat embossed snowflakes.

Today’s design is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: SNOWFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

The design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

So, what are you waiting for?!  Go download a copy of this file and share with us how you're using it.  Be sure to tag your designs with the #justnick12days hashtag, so we don't miss seeing what you've made!

Happy holiday crafting!

 


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 2 Merry & Bright | Laureen Wagener December 02, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi friends -

and happy December 2nd! It's only 22 days until Christmas - at least in Germany, you have to wait one day longer to open presents.

Today is the second day of 12 days of Giveaway - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new files coming up in the next days! The girls created wonderful layouts to showcase each design.

It's my turn on the blog with the BEAUTIFUL design for day 2 - which you can snap for free today only - read on for the code to use ;)

Can you believe that the layout is the first ever Christmas page I have done?! All the years before I didn't scrapbook and therefore I had this Christmas collection from American Crafts in my stash since 2013, when I attemped - and miserably failed - a December Daily.

For the layout I started by cutting out the festive wreath and then didn't know what to do. I decided to back it with vellum and then I was stuck.

I stared at my blank page for a minimum of 20 minutes, because I didn't like the photos I've chosen at first with the papers I've chosen at first and didn't have any embellishments to use with said paper and photos.

Then I had the idea to just use paper strips from the American Crafts collection behind my wreath and use a circle punch to punch out circles to cover up the edges of the paper strips peeking through. Said and done the wreath was adhered in no time.

For added texture I sewed the wreath about 3 times to my page and then started embellishing around two new pictures, that go perfectly with this collection - I am wearing a sweater combo in the same colors from the collection - so it was meant to be!

I adhered my Thickers in a circle to match up with my wreath, used some gold Heidi shine over the page and called it done.

After I had overcome the first "Ohmygoodnessthiswillneverworkandlookanykindofgood" minutes - I am really loving this page and how it turned out.

Now onto the fun part - go and grab the FESTIVE WREATH cut file for free in the store using the code -

WREATHFREE

 

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2016.

No purchase necessary.

and you are good to go - there are endless possibilities to use this - imagine shaker pockets, or 4 wreaths for 4 pictures of each december weekend and many more!

Be sure to check the blog tomorrow for a new fun design to grab for free.

 Happy crafting -

xx Laureen

 

Cut files used:

Festive Wreath


Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!

I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.

I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!

I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here, today I am sharing a layout in the theme of 'Thankful'.  I have so many things to be thankful for in life I sometimes forget to celebrate the little things like heading to the beach after school to hang out with my kids in the glorious sunshine.  I am lucky here in New Zealand to live only 5 mins drive from a stunning beach so my layout is of my youngest playing in the sand the other day. 

I have used one of the new background cut files in store called Feather background and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added a piece of patterned paper behind the feather design to create a wall paper like effect on my page. 

Some close ups:

What have you got to be thankful for?  Will you play along with us this week and create a layout about something you are thankful?

Michelle 


Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!  This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for.  I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files!  :)

 

Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:

Many Thanks

Mandala Background 1

 

And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.

 

I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.

 

I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.

Leaves 3

 

For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors.  I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.

Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.

Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!


Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you!  For this week our theme was "Thankful"  Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful.  Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn.  This time of year is my favorite but far.  I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time.  I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.

So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all.  I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase.  I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock.  I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title.  I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!

 

 

 

 


Too cute to spook | Michelle Whorwood October 27, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle here with a Halloween layout of a different kind!  The cut files in store make it super easy to create spooky fun layouts for Halloween and there are lots of different ones to choose from.

For my layout I wanted to create a spiderweb background so I cut the Hey Spidey Background file but to keep it soft and sweet still just like the sweet girls in my photo,  I cut it out on white cardstock and filled in sections of it with some patterned paper.  I then added a border of patterned paper to frame the web cut file.

I loved the 'Too cute to spook' title from the 31 cut file set was just perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray. I cut this out on black cardstock pop dotted it to add some dimension to my page and used this as my title.

Some close ups:

One of the things I loved about the Hey Spidey Background file is the texture that the lined bits of the cut file creates on my layout. 

Lastly, I added some heart and star stickers to the points of the web and scattered some enamel dots into the negative spaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog - are you creating any Halloween layouts this year?

Cheers

Michelle


Trick or Treat | Tarrah McLean October 24, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah joining you and today I am sharing my very first Halloween themed layout for this year!

Obviously I had to use photos from last years Halloween, we don't actually really celebrate Halloween in Australia but my son's love dressing up and joining in on the Trick or Treat fun! Luckily because it is getting popular over here now, the shops are starting to carry costumes and things to decorate your home with!

I just HAD to use this amazing Spider Web background when I saw that Nicole had designed it, I was busting to create a layout using it!

I used lots of bits and pieces of Halloween themed craft things that I have had for some time now...there is a bit of Crate Paper After Dark and some pieces from a really old brand called Little Yellow Bicycle!

I used the Trick or Treat from the 31 cut file set for my title and I love how it turned out cut on orange cardstock!  

Last Halloween I had a zombie and a skeleton! How cute are they?!! I also added some Halloween wood veneer bits that I have had for a few years! 

I love how the chipboard spider fits in the corner of the letter 'R'....it was the perfect spot for him to go!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get your Halloween crafting started!

Happy creating and Happy Halloween!

Tarrah x

 


Remember Together | Pretty Little Studio October 08, 2016 07:00

 Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous products from Pretty Little Studio in combination with the amazing Just Nick cut files of course!

My layout features lots of the 'Here Comes The Sun' collection as I just loved the whimsical nature of the die cuts and the pretty patterned papers.  The papers on my layout all came from the  Up in the Air  6"x6" paper pack which was just perfect to add behind the cut files on my layout.  I was inspired to use a piece of soft yellow cardstock and I cut out the Heart Explosion Background and added a piece of the Colorful Dots patterned paper behind the large heart.  I then added lots of layers of the different die cuts and labels around my photos from the collection.  To give my layout a bit more interest I added some scallops from the Simple Scallop Strips cut file that I cut out in white cardstock in layers under my photo and also added a strip at the bottom of my layout that I filled with more of the patterned papers.  

 Some close ups: 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you are enjoying our collaboration with Pretty Little Studio.


Crazy Fun October 03, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone. This week, we are teaming up with Pretty Little Studio to bring you lots of inspiration using Just Nick Studio cut files and Pretty Little Studio products.. A brilliant collaboration, if you asked me. Lately, I've been creating layouts with my sketch pens. LOVE THEM. I love Nic's background cut files and sketch pens are perfect for these cut files.

Whenever my family tries to get a family picture, Katie never fails us. She ALWAYS does something to mess up a perfectly good picture. LOL. I used bits and pieces of Pretty Little Studio's Woodland Collection for this layout. And I added some fun die cuts and stamps from Pinkfresh Studio because they had "blue" in them. I was going for a monochromatic look. What do you think?

Here are a few closer shots of the details on my layout.

Fly High October 01, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here today to share a page I created using Just Nick Studio cut file and Pretty Little Studio "Here comes the sun collection".

I can't believe it's already October. It means my daughter is turning 2 in just a few weeks! Time flies really fast when you're having fun and busy with a very active toddler, lol!

Now onto my layout.

I used the Henna cut file.

Originally, it is one piece. But I wanted to place/spread them like you see in my layout. I just tucked each piece over each other

I thought of adding color to it but decided later on I wanted to keep it plain white. The 8x8 vellum paper is already quite bright IMO so, plain white it is.

I used die cuts and stickers to embellish the page. Last minute decision to add pink watercolor border to the edges. Used foam dots to raise some of the die cuts to add a bit of dimension. I also used one of the packaging's backing paper (or whatever it is called) here. It's the one with pink polka dots. I love that you can recycle the packaging like that. It's too pretty to throw away.

I hope you liked my page! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Just Nick Studio-Pretty Little Studio team up!

Cut file used: Henna

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,


Happy Together Scrapbook Layout by Heather Leopard September 28, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone.  Heather Leopard is here today with a layout using the new Graphic Chevron Background 2.  I love a great background cut file and this one did not disappoint.

I modified this file just slightly by removing 5 of the graphic chevrons - 2 were completely removed and 3 were replaced with a cut out for the photos.

I added pattern paper to the back side of the cardstock in a very random order, filling some diamond chevron shapes completely while leaving so many others blank. I added my photos as well before adhering it all to a 2nd white cardstock background. I added my title and just a few embellishments to complete the layout.

Get this cut file here - Graphic Chevron Background 2


Autumn Beauty September 26, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia back today with an Autumn layout using some of the newest JustNick digital cut files. There are so many fabulous files to choose from for your Fall photos. I absolutely adore all the new circle frames. Today I am using the Autumn Ring , Leaves, and Leaf It To Me. They were perfect to showcase this senior photo of my niece.

I went a little crazy with the mixed media on this one, lol. I wanted to extend the colors from the photo onto the layout, mixing in some paper leaves around that beautiful frame. Here are some close-ups...

Here are those cut files I used ...

If you are interested in seeing my process video you can check it out on my Youtube channel .

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the awesome new cut files in the JustNick Studio store.


Girl of Autumn - Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 24, 2016 07:00

Hello hello hello everyone!  It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I'm getting ready for my favourite season, and what better way to get in the mood for Fall than to scrap about it!  I used 2 cut files from Just Nick this time.  I used her Floral Wreaths cut file as well as her new Leaves 2 cut file!  I just love the look of the stark white leaves and wreath against the wood grain of the back ground paper.  The leaves would look amazing backed with beautiful patterned paper as well but for this layout I love them on their own.  I tend to be a scrapper who only scraps one or two photos per layout so I altered the sketch a bit to suit the picture that I wanted to use.  I also changed the title position, since I decided to go with such large chipboard letters!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Stuck?!Sketches blog, because if you play along with the sketch you have a change to win a prize from Just Nick!  

P.S. Don't forget to take a look and be sure to take a peek at my process video for this layout!

 

 

 


Summer Fun September 06, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick friends! 

Marcia here today. Nicole challenged us this week to use at least 3 cut files on our layouts this week. An easy task ... because all the cut files are so amazing. I had some camping photos from this summer to scrap so here is what I came up with. I used 4 cut files. Two of which are new; the Rustic Leaf Frame and the Vine Background. These were perfect for camping photos.

Here is a closer look at the Rustic Leaf Frame. This is one of my favorite new cut files released. I sized the frame so a 5x5 photo would fit perfectly ...

I trimmed the Vine Background down so that I only used a small part of it along the side of my layout and stitched over the top to add some texture.

I combined the Summer Words and the WORD 2 digital cut files to create my title...

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks for stopping by today. Check out all the awesome new cut files in the store.


Enjoy the Little Things September 05, 2016 07:26

Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout!  I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file.  I resized them  so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page.  I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo.  I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well.  With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster.  I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper.  When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title.  I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!


XOXO by Tarrah McLean September 02, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout using one of my most favourite cut files in the Just Nick store - the XOXO background cut file!

Here is the cut file I used.....the XOXO background

I adapted this cut file a little in Silhouette Studio by taking out the 'O' inserts so that I wouldn't have to put all those pieces back in once it was cut out! I like the result without those pieces included!

I used the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection with this cut file....I knew the two together would look pretty.

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x


You make my heart smile August 30, 2016 07:00

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new layout at the end of the month!

I was assigned to use any of the August cut files - which was easy, because I absolutely loved all the new files that Nicole made for August!

They are just awesome right?! Keep an eye out for September, because they are going to be just as good!

I already used quite a few of the new files for projects for a different Design Team - massive love for all the floral ones. Therefore I didn't want to use them again and decided to go with two other beautiful designs!

I love to use cut files as a big background element and either back backgrounds with patterned paper or use the cut file to cut out my patterned paper.

That is what I did for this layout - I used a Dear Lizzy Paper and cut the Compressed Chevron Background.

For me personally, it was missing something just regularly adhered to the page, so I took my beloved sewing machine and sewed the entire design down. Took some time, because my machine didn't want to stitch the way I wanted it to, but I managed to make it work.

Now for my title I absolutely love the new "You make my heart smile" cut file with great phrases in it. The title matched the picture of my sister and her boyfriend from her graduation perfectly.

 

Here are some close-ups for you.

 

 

Okay that is it for todays post -

I really hope you enjoyed it and I will catch you guys next time!

 

Cut files used:

Compressed Chevron Background

You make my heart smile


Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup

 

I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file!  The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually!  I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!

   I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection.  I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background.  I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly!  I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!

https://youtu.be/YrkDBbxp74o

 

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!  Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!

 


This dude August 20, 2016 07:00

Happy Saturday, Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share my latest scrapbook page featuring a bevy of Just Nick designs.

For some reason, the sticky summer heat has me digging into to my winter photos.  I guess I'm looking to escape the humidity and hot temperatures, even in my craft room! 

As I pull out these pictures, I'm naturally digging into Just Nick's holiday and winter themed cut files from last year, to create the perfect pairing.  It's been fun to rediscover many of these wintery designs.

The snowflakes cut file has always been a favorite of mine.  I love that it includes a combination of basic, graphic designs alongside frilly and intricate snowflakes.  I varied the sizes of the flakes and cut them all out from an ombre blue patterned paper.  Adorning the centers of the snowflakes with sequins and epoxy dots provides the perfect finishing touch.

 

I also snuck in the snowflake background along the left edge of the page.  I sized it to 12" tall and cut it out of white cardstock.  Laying it atop of a white background creates a subtle reinforcement of the page theme, in addition to some added texture.

My page would not be complete without scanning the Just Nick word and alpha cut files for just the right typography and title.  I combined the word 'dude' from sk8er and 'this' from summer cards to finish off my page.

 

Cut files used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope this weekend finds you buried in cut files and craftiness.

 


Bloom & Grow by Tarrah McLean August 19, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout...its almost Spring (yay!) here in Australia so my layout for Just Nick was inspired by the flowers that are starting to bloom around here! I am usually not a flower lover but since I have a niece now I have an excuse to use them and I actually love it!

This is the cut file I used on my layout...the floral stripe background....I cut it from a floral patterned paper and adhered it horizontally to mimic the floral design on the background paper!

I added some black lines using a black journaling pen, in between the cut lines to also mimic the design already printed on the background paper...

I added lots of floral embellishments like some wood veneers, ephemera and rubber shapes. I also added a few different phrase stickers to tie the theme all together.

 

This layout is about my niece who I ADORE! She is the funniest little girl! She is so gorgeous and I just LOVE having a little girl to scrap now! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy cutting and creating!


Lazy days of summer August 18, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here to share my page using one of the new cut files in the Just Nick Studio store.

Here is my page using the Summer Lovin wordart set of cut files.

Donna Espiritu - Lazy Days of Summer - Just Nick - Simple Stories

I turned the photo into black and white because my daughter's swimsuit is actually red and navy blue. I kept the title white with just a hint of color.  I used a combination of blue and pink watercolor and lightly brushed it on the title. 

My layout is really quite straightforward design-wise. I adhered the doily in the center of the page first and then the frame and stack of photos. From there, I placed the different embellishments of my choosing. After everything is in place, I splattered a bit of light pink watercolor all over the page while covering the photo with a piece of plastic sheet.

I hope you liked my page! Thanks for dropping by!

I used the August kit from Clique Kits featuring Simple Stories - You are here collection.

Cut file used: Summer Lovin

Happy crafting,


I thank my lucky stars for you August 11, 2016 07:00 4 Comments

Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new page with you!

I was assigned to use any background from the store and so I made a page using the Star Background 2.

Okay - this page was a pain to create! It took ages, I originally used a modified version of the Quilted Background and already backed that with Crate Paper Poolside and then I was stuck. I didn't like the embellishments to use alongside the paper and then wanted to use some of the Shimelle Starshine collection - didn't match at all but for whatever reason I adhered everything down. I was telling myself - and Elsie also did - that I might like it the day after - not the case! So I tried to take it all off, didn't work, because I had to use the strongest glue I had - duuh! I cut the entire middle cluster out and just decided to leave it and go back to it a different time.

Said done, probably two weeks later I desperatly wanted to finish the page and found the blue star constellation by Dear Lizzy in my stash and knew it was perfect for my Starshine cluster. I then cut the Star Background 2 out of plain white cardstock and originally wanted to back it with the paper which - again - I didn't like.

I then used it as a stencil with embossing paste and really like the texture it gives!

For my title I wanted to use the quote or song or whatever it is saying: I thank my lucky stars for you but didn't find anything like that in the store. I then grabbed the Simple Set Alphabet and Script Alpha 2 and made my own sentiment using a combination of the letters and a few accent stars.

Here are a few detail shots for you:

 

Cut files used:

Script Alpha 2

Simple Set Alphabet

Star Background 2

All boy

 

Thank you so much for reading along with me -

have a great day!


You are so beautiful to me August 10, 2016 07:00

Hello folks! Donna here to share my first layout for the month of August.. and wow can't believe we're just a month away from the "-ber" months!

Okay...for this week, I used one of the newest cut files in the Just Nick store. 

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, fancy Pants Designs Millie and June, layout

I used Clique Kits August kit "Rio" featuring Fancy Pants Designs Millie and June collection

I just kept the bulk of the design elements in the middle of the page. This way, the focus is still on the photos

I used the squares to place some wordarts

I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Quilted Background

Thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to check out the store for more cut files!


No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout!  This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background.  I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly!  I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect.  It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans!  For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours.  I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page!  I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect!  I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files!  Have an awesome day!

Here are the cut files used for this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring a background cut file called 'Funky Rectangles'.  

I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files.  Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper.   I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background.  I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour. 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.


Wildflowers August 03, 2016 09:06 1 Comment

Good morning JustNick fans! It's been a while since I have been on the blog with a regular post! I am here to share a page with you using a couple of my favorite cut files from some newer designs in the store.

I really wanted to use the Delicate Florals cut file and so I started with that, along as a quote I found on Pinterest for my title.

I cut the flowers out of several Dear Lizzy papers and lined them along the bottom of my page in varying sizes.

I also used two of our font files on this page - Script Alpha 2 and Outline Alphas

I love the simplicity of the outline font with the flowy script font!

Cut files used:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stay Cool | Tarrah McLean August 01, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout with you using one of the many beautiful new cut files in store now!

I decided to use - The Floral Lace Background from the store and absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

I used the fun Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection to document this super cute photo of my niece when she was about 6 months old! My sister and her family live in England, they visited us last year and they had bought Amelia these sunglasses to protect her eyes from our harsh sun...perfect photo opportunity!

I also used a few bits and pieces left over from my June Hip Kit club kit, like those cute wood veneer sunglasses.......very appropriate for this layout! 

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

 


Today we celebrat YOU: Creative Scrappers Team-up July 26, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share my take on the Creative Scrappers team up.  As you can see from my layout, I chose to use the negative cuts from the cut file to layer atop of my base patterned paper.

I wanted some of the patterns I chose to be more noticeable on the design, while others might have been more bold and required less surface area.  To acheive this look, I ungrouped the file and changed the sizing on each 'chopstick', adjusting the widths as seen below...

 One extra wide strip, provided for nice placement of my title and journaling.

I also chose to stitch on many of the strips for added dimension and texture.  It's a quick and easy solution for dressing up your cut files!

You can get the Chopsticks Background cut file for FREE this month! Just use the code CSFREE at checkout!

I hope you'll create something, and if you do, be sure to share it on the Creative Scrappers blog so you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Just Nick shop!

Cut files used:

Chopsticks Background


Real Life - Creative Scrappers Team Up July 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here to share my Just Nick Studio and Creative Scrappers team up page.

I resized the Chopsticks cut file so it's thinner than the original size.

Then I adhered them really close and overlapping each other

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Creative Scrappers, layout01

I clustered and layered bits and pieces of elements in the center of the overlapped strips of papersDonna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Creative Scrappers, layout01b

 I fussy cut the flowers, leaves and other elements from Clique Kits' June Kit 'La Dolce Vita' featuring Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup among other products.

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Creative Scrappers, layout01c

did a little of mixed media on the background for a splash of color

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Creative Scrappers, layout01d

Here is the Chopsticks background file I used

and the Creative Scrappers sketch 296 my pages is based on

You can download the cut file FREE HERE until July 31 just be sure and use the code  CSFREE  at checkout.

Also, if you link up the layout that you create with both the cut file and the sketch at Creative Scrappers you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Just Nick.

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!

Happy crafting,


Gum Wall - with Creative Scrappers July 22, 2016 07:00

Hello there!

Melissa here and I'm happy to be sharing with you my page created using the FREE cut file, and sketch, as part of the team up with Creative Scrappers. I have to say, this page has fast become a favorite of mine and I truly think the credit has to be given to an awesome sketch and a super fun cut file!

Here is the page I created:
This was relatively a simple page to put together. Time consuming - a little bit with taping the papers behind the cut out background but, adding the clustered embellishments and washi tape, took no time at all. 
I've said it before and, I'll keep saying it - background cut files are my favorite because they give the illusion of lots of detailed work when, in reality, they take no time at all!
I followed the sketch pretty closely. Sketches are great because they can give that spring board of inspiration when in a rut. I love how, sometimes, my pages morph into something else but, this one, I stayed pretty close. It was just that good! And it worked perfect for my photos! (Ewwww... that gum wall was disgusting!)
Here are a few close ups:
Thanks for swinging by today! Don't forget, you can get the Chopsticks Background cut file for FREE this month! Just use the code CSFREE at checkout! After you create something, make sure to share it on the Creative Scrappers blog so you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Just Nick shop. Wow!!!