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This is Me | Niki Rowland January 11, 2019 07:00
Nurture | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 08, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today with my first layout of 2019! This week we are focusing on layouts about ourselves, or about our 2019 goals. Well lucky for you, my niece took some family photos for us just before Christmas because my selfie skills are severely lacking. I had to crop my hubby out of this photo so it was just me,lol.
I don't do One Little Word, but I like to see the words other people pick and why. It gets me thinking about what I should try to improve upon in the upcoming year. I chose NURTURE. When you nurture something, it thrives. I spend a lot of time taking care of the people around me that sometimes I don't take care of me. My exercise gets overlooked if I need to find some extra minutes in my day. I am sure many of you can commiserate. But I also want to nurture my relationships. It's important to spend quality time not only with my husband, but my aging parents as well (especially my Dad with dementia). So here is my layout that I created with the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and awesome digital cut files from JustNick Studios.
I love to create texture and interest on my backgrounds using a white pattern on a white background. It's subtle,not too overpowering. I used the Tin Tile Background on here. It's a beautiful backdrop for my title created with the Outline Alphas.
This Stem digital cut file is one I use over and over again. I love how delicate it is and it's perfect for layering in your embellishment clusters like I did here.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Do you have a word for 2019 that you've chosen? I would love to hear what it is. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today. I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love. I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting! And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file. I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos. I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).
I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock. Here's the full project.
If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception. I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies. Here are a few close-ups.
I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.
I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.
Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings? Go grab one or several today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll see you in the new year.
Joy Joy Joy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. One of the things I love about Christmas most now that my kids are adults are their homecomings around the holidays... and not just Christmas. Homecomings can occur any time during the year and I think they are always joyous occasions! So I thought I would scrap one of those homecomings using the Joyful title to show you it can be used all year around.
I cut the Joyful title out twice to make my title more interesting. I trimmed out the pieces I wanted by hand and layered them in some cases using pop dots to add dimension.
I also used pieces of the Star Background 2. I hate throwing scraps of paper away. When you cut out this digital cut file, you could use both the positive and the negative pieces! Because the Joyful title had stars, I dug out these stars I had cut previously. The color was a good match with the pattern paper. You can't go wrong with stars ... they are perfect for guy layouts when you don't want to use flowers.
Here are the digital cut files I used today...
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you capture some joyous moments this holiday season! Happy Holidays!
12 Days of Giveaways Day 9 | It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas | Niki Rowland December 09, 2018 00:01 1 CommentNiki is back with Day 9 of the 12 Days of Giveaways
Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 08, 2018 00:01 3 Comments
Sweet - Johanna Valayer November 26, 2018 07:00
Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids. Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful.
I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them?
After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape. I love adding that extra depth to layouts.
My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.
I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.
I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.
Cut files used:
Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ... My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)
To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.
Here are the digital cut files I used this week...
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?
SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE | Nathalie DeSousa October 30, 2018 07:00
Happy Halloween everyone! Oh, how i miss the day my kids would dress up for the day, all the preparations, the make up and all the candy afterwards (well, there is still candy!!); now that theya are teenagers all I am left with are sweet memories of Halloween's past. So, i pulled a few pictures from a couple years ago to create this page using some of the new JustNick Studio cut files.
There are so many cut files to chose from, and it was so hard to pick one, that i decided to mix four cut files in one page.
I combined one of the Basic Heart cut file images with the Spiderweb 2 background and Web cut files to create the cut out for this page. I chose to cut it from black cardstock, so that it would stand out from the mixed media background (created with Jane Davenports Mermaid Markers).
Before setting the cut out on the page, a bit of white acrylic paint was rubbed on the cardstock, this gives the cut out that worn/antique look you see in the layout.
The pictures were sized so that they fit in between the two spiderwebs inside the heart, and then i used stickers and embellishments from a few Halloween collections (Simple Vintage Halloween from Simple Stories, Pink Paislee's Spellcast and Pebbles' Midnight Haunting) to add some small details aroun the page.
For the title of this page, I chose the new Happy Halloween cut file to create the "SPOOKTACULAR" part of the title. It was cut from black cardstock and then treated to a white acrylic paint wash.
Now it is time to go and set all the candy in bowls for us to share (well a bit of it, at least!). Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used here and all other beautiful designs. You can always contact me if you have questions on how this all came together!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Fall for you - Johanna Valayer October 23, 2018 07:00
Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 2 Comments
On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 02, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!
This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!
I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout!
And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!
When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!
I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!
Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store!
Sweet day - Johanna Valayer September 29, 2018 07:00
FALL LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 24, 2018 07:00
Happy Fall everyone! Nathalie with you today with a new layout for Fall week. Can you tell I love Fall?! I am so excited to pull out my sweaters, drink all the PSL i can find, but mostly to go out and enjoy all the colorful nature. So, i poured some of my love of the season into this new layout that uses a few of the Just Nick Studio cut files and a bit of mixed media.
To cut the solid maple leaves for this page, i used only the outline of the Leaf it To Me cut file ( I released the path of the image on my Silhouette software, and then just highlighted the outline to be cut).
Once all the leaves were cut out, i pulled my Pinkfresh liquid watercolors to add a very saturated amount to all of them, and set them aside to dry completely; this helped to create the natural curvature in the leaves.
While the leaves dried, I used some of the watercolors to create my background, and then trimmed the cardstock and glued it to a paper from Pinkfresh Studio.
Once all the leaves were dried, i used a white and black fine gel liners to detail the vines in the leaves, and then used foam adhesive to attach them to the background. Just a few embellishments were needed to complete this page after all those colorful leaves.
I love how this turned out!, and all it took was a sheet of white cardstock, some of the beautiful Just Nick Studio and PinkFresh Studio watercolors and goodies.
Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page and the new designs being added each week. As always you can contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.
Hello Fall | Monique Liedtke September 19, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with you today and I'm so very happy I get to share my Fall layout with you! Fall is my favorite season and I had such a great time scrapping this page! I used a photo of my daughter, which she took herself for her Bookstagram account, hence a photo of her reading. I chose the beautiful "Leaf Cluster" cut file and used it as background:
Look how awesome the Leaf Cluster cut file looks like:
I used the Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" collection for my page and the "Autumn Floral" paper to cut out the leaf cluster. Initially I wanted to use the other side of Autumn Floral paper, but while building my page I decided the cut-out leaves looked much better using this side of the paper!
The cut out word "love" was still lying on my desk from one of the earlier pages I created and came from the "Valentine" cut file.
How I love Fall colors!
Wishing you happy scrapping!
Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...
For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!
You are my happy | Monique Liedtke September 13, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Monique here with you today. For this week's "Words/Phrases" assignment I chose the "You are my happy" cut file as it was perfect to scrap these fun photos of my daughter posing in a huge Starbucks cup:
Last October my daughter went on vacation with her friends and was instructed to send me a lot of fun photos and this was one of them. As she adores coffees from Starbucks, both warm and cold, this "You are my happy" cut file was just what these photos needed!
The "Cream and Sugar" collection I used is from my favorite manufacturer "Doodlebug Design". I just love the bright colors, fun prints and the adorable die-cuts and doodle-pops in this collection.
I sized the cut file to fit my 12" x 12" paper and cut it from the "Sugar Doodles" paper. I love how it turned out:
To adhere the cut file on my page I used just a tiny bit of adhesive and added a little machine stitching here and there both so it won't fall off later-on and to add a bit of extra texture to my page.
This is it from me today. The "You are my happy" cut file is perfect for so many occasions, I'm sure I'll use it again and again. Don't forget to check out all the words and phrases cut files in the JustNick store. If you use one on your layout too then don't forget to share it either on our facebook page or tag us on Instagram!
Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!
Without change there would be no butterflies | Monique Liedtke August 30, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone! Welcome to the JustNick blog! It's Monique here today sharing another page created with two of Nicole's one-of-a-kind cut files! I feel so blessed to be on her team, to be able to play with all the awesomeness from the store!
Here's the layout I created for today's post. The photo I used is of my girl looking out over the sea and was taken during our vacation in Spain last May. I love how peaceful this photo looks.
For this page I chose one of the butterfly cut files "Butterfly Background", which I totally adore:
And the "Valentine" cut file, from which I used the word "love":
I used the "Brie" collection from Felicity Jane for my layout and cut the butterfly background from the pink "Gradient Grid & Stripe" sheet. I just love the ombre effect on this paper.
Before adhering the butterflies to my background, I used a Nuvo blender brush and a pink ink pad to give the white cardstock a little bit of color and I also added a few drops of pink Tattered Angels mist.
Here are a few close-up images of my layout. Of course I had to use the chipboard circle with the saying "without change there would be no butterflies" which was perfect for my page (although I always thought the saying was the other way around "without butterflies there would be no change" ...? )
The word "love" was cut from a dotted piece of cardstock and then adhered to the photo using my tiny attacher:
I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too!
Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go, be sure to check out all the butterfly cut files in the shop!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!
Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...
I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...
I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.
I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.
# SAY WHAT? | Nathalie DeSousa August 16, 2018 07:00
Nathalie with you today! We are in the middle of a hot summer here in Toronto, so my teenage kids have been spending a lot of time indoors with their cell phones at hand. How fun is it that i can document such a not so fun memory with some of the Just Nick Studio cut files?
To start, I added a light coat of Vicki Boutin art crayons to the background, so that the cut out would stand out from the page.
I used Paige Evans' Pick Me Up collection to back the cut out using a bit of foam adhesive. The speech bubble words from the Text Me cut file were then glued straight to the patterned that backs the cut out. In addition, I used the Hashtags 1 cut file to create the small hashtags that are added to the speech bubbles and title.
The negative pieces from the Say What? background and the speech bubbles from the Text me cut file were also added to the background. All the embellishments come from the Emoji collection from Simple Stories.
This layout turned out better than what i had expected, and it perfectly documents those not so shiny moments of my Summer with my teenage kids.
I hope this serves as inspiration to use some of the new JustNick Studio cut files, and to stop by the store to check all the designs that are available, Remember I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this was put together.
To the moon - Johanna Valayer August 14, 2018 07:00
Bring on Summer | Monique Liedtke August 07, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique again with another Summer layout using the "Bring on Summer" cut files and the Sunshine & Happiness collection from Simple Stories. We have been having a couple of exceptionally warm and dry weeks here in The Netherlands and that called for lots of ice cream eating!
Here's a layout I made using a photo of the boys and I having an ice cream on our walk through the city centre here in Delft. There's this lovely Italian ice cream shop in the market square where we love to try all the different flavors they sell (which are many!).
I just love all the different cut files in the "Bring on Summer" set and used both the sun, the ice cream and the words.
The reason I chose this cut file set was the ice cream cut file of course. I cut the cone once, but the ice cream ball three times. I placed the ice cream balls on top of each other and machine stitched them together:
Next I cut out the sun, adhered this behind the ice cream and stitched between the rays:
I matted the photo and adhered it on top of the ice cream. I cut out the title "Bring on Summer" and stapled it on top of the ice cream & photo:
I decorated the rest of the layout with lots of die-cuts, chipboard shapes, stickers and stamps and wrote a bit of journaling in the bottom right corner and was done!
I had so much fun creating this, hope you like it too!
Thank you so much for stopping by! And if you're looking for this cut file or for other summer cut files then please hop over to the JustNick shop!
Have a great day!
Fly High / Leslie Berner August 06, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello - Johanna Valayer July 12, 2018 07:00
This is ME | Monique Liedtke July 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
It's Monique Liedtke here today and I'm so happy I get to share my very first DT project with you! I've loved Nicole's digital cut files forever and am so excited to be part of the JustNick team for the next year!
Life Is Good | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 03, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today and I am so happy to be back designing for JustNick Studios as I am a digital cut file junkie and Nicole's cut files are some of the best out there! Our first assignment for the term is an All About Me project so you can get to know us better. So here is a little about me .... I've been married for 35 years to a wonderful guy. We had 3 children who are all adults now ... the last one is almost done with college. Wahooo! I also have a lot of fur babies as I am a rescue foster failure as well as a stray magnet. Currently in residence we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have been playing with paper ever since my best friend dragged me to a crop night almost 20 years ago. I also love to garden, cook, and read. (Actually, I don't read... but listen to audiobooks while I scrapbook.) This way I can keep up with my neighborhood book club. I work full-time as a software engineer designing software for electric utilities.
For my layout, I decided to document my love for my favorite kitty. He is neurotic as all get out but I love him. He is one of my foster failures. I could not let him go when he was well enough to be adopted. I used the Paws To My Heart Background digital cut file.
This cut file has the cutest little pawprints ...
But you can also see all the hearts that go across the page ...
Cutting this background cut file with a pattern paper that was multi-colored adds so much interest too...
You might be able to read my journaling here...
Here is the digital cut file I used today ...
Stop back every day to meet all the other designers. Have a great week!
Fourteen | Jen McMurtrey June 29, 2018 07:00
Hi JustNick friends!
It's Jen today with my final project as a member of the design team, which is a layout using the Age is Just a Number cut file with Lawn Fawn papers.
I began this project by creating the background paper, which was done by splattering watercolor paints on white cardstock. Once the paints had dried, I trimmed the paper 1/4 inch on each side and backed it with patterned paper.
Next, I created the title by cutting the "fourteen" with white cardstock and then shadowing that with another patterned paper.
The embellishments are a hodge podge of goodies collected over the past couple of years. I tried to keep them to a minimum because I really love the bold title and wanted it (and the photo) to be the focus of the layout. The fringe was added to the bottom by chance after seeing it on the floor of my craft room. LOL!
The acrylic stars and sentiment are from Scrapbook Circle.
Thank you so much for joining me today! It has been a wonderful year with Nicole and the other team members, and I look forward to loads of inspiration from the incoming team.
I hope you are inspired to create today!
Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook!
I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project.
I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring!
Frozen | Jaclyn Rench June 22, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here today to share a recent scrapbook page.
I love finding untraditional and/or unexpected uses for my digital die cut designs. It's not a technique I always search out, but certainly one that fell in my lap for this page. In the process of cleaning up and reorganizing my digital files, I ran across Just Nick's gorgeous Frosted Windowpanes design. Knowing that I had not yet had the opportunity to use it and also knowing that I had been holding onto these photos of my daughter dressed up as Elsa, from the Disney movie Frozen - a perfectly paired page was born!
I initially cut the design from white cardstock, but a backing layer of shimmery, sugar coated white cardstock, really makes it special. The entire piece was attached to my page with foam adhesive, which creates lots of dimension and shadowing on my page. I finished off the design with a scattering of blue, clear and white sequins for another bit of interest and sparkle.
The Frosted Windowpane design, with two straight sides, nestles nicely into the upper corner of my title and journaling block. It reinforces my 'Frozen' theme, while framing out and leading the viewers eye to the story and photos on the page.
Thank so much for joining me today! I hope you've been inspired to get crafty with your favorite Just Nick designs!
Cut file used:
You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00
Hi everyone! It's June, can you believe it? I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout! For this one I decided to use the Love Background file. I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns. I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop! I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern! There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing. I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well. Just a little extra something to add a fun element! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
LOVE YOU | Nathalie DeSousa June 14, 2018 06:30
Nathalie with you today bringing a new layout that combines a few of the Just Nick Studio store's beautiful cut files to create a page all about how much i love my baby (and yes, he is our doggie!)
To create the background of this page, the new Funky Floral Background 2 was used. I isolated just one of the images, and then resize a few copies of the image to create the cascading flower look of the background.
To bring color and dimension to the page, I chose to back all teh flowers with papers from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection, and then fold the emds of the petals, so that they create the illusion of real petals on the page.
To frame the picture in this layout, first i layered a few pieces of paper behind it, and then used the Ring Around My Heart background cut file to create a small cut out (from white cardstock and one of the collection's papers) that could be used as a layer/frame around the picture.
To create the title of this page, I chose to cut the "Love You" sentiment from the You Make My Heart Smile design from two different papers from the collection. Then glued them together with an offset, and prop them up with some foam adhesive on the layout.
Just love how easy and and colorful this page turned out. I love the cascading florals in the background and the color combination of the rest of the cut outs created with the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files.
Stop by the JustNick store to check these cut files and the many more designs available.
Thanks for stopping by!
Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 09, 2018 07:00
Sisters | Jaclyn Rench June 07, 2018 07:00
I selected this design in particular, as I knew it would make a fun graphic pop against the painterly lines of my background patterned paper. With a colorful, and somewhat busy backdrop, I quickly decided that the cut file should be cut from black cardstock. Doing so, ensures that the designs are not lost amongst the layers and colors of the page, as well as reinforcing the triangular placement of elements.
I cut two of the single floral designs, one slightly bigger than the other. The biggest of the two florals is tucked along the left side of my photo and accented with a chipboard flower underneath. The open spaces left in the petals and leaves, allow for a peek at the layered elements below.
The smaller of the two single florals is nestled along the right bottom corner of my photo. It's placement helps accent the page title.
The duo of florals sits along the upper right edge of the page. Again, it is accented with chipboard flowers, but this time they sit on top of the cut design. A couple of fussy cut butterflies add even more texture and interest to this section of the page.
Cut file used:
I hope this layout inspires you to use your Just Nick designs to make a statement on your next scrapbook layout!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!
Good Vibes - Rachel Lowe June 01, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick friends!
I tend to scrap smaller photos and square them but today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using a 4x6 inch portrait photo. I struggled for a while shuffling things around my layout then I decided to use a frame with the ability to embellish it so it became the centre piece of my layout.
These frames are just gorgeous! I chose the portrait one to use on my layout (keeping in mind your photo with the heart on the inside of the frame). I resized to fit my photo using a multi coloured aztec paper from the Good Vibes collection by Simple Stories (all product for this is using this collection).
Firstly I created a border to contrast against the white card stock.
Once I had fixed my photo into place to the inner cut file frame I attached it to the centre of my page. I left the sides of the photo and frame untaped so I could tuck embellishments under.
I add the die cut FAB as my title to the top centre and finished off with a cute kissing emoji.
Under the photo frame at the bottom of my pageI added another row of super cute stickers and die cuts from the collection in keeping with the theme of my photo and layout. I added some messy machine sewing to add texture.
In designing the top and bottom of my layout first it allowed me to visually see my frame and how I would place my embellishments.
I have tucked die cut floral bunches under both sides of the inner cut file frame, I added a word sentiment stickers to both floral bunches finished off with a heart die cut. I played extra hearts over the cut file hearts with foam tape to add height.
I can't wait to use the other shaped infinity hearts frames on my layouts because it certainly added a real factor to my photo and layout!
Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!
Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13
Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout! So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it. Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!
Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do. I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background. Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time. I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects. Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity. As always, have an awesome day!
Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
Free Spirit | Nathalie DeSousa May 14, 2018 07:00
Nathalie with you today, bringing you a bit of inspiration using the lovely JustNick Studio cut files. The weather has finally changed here in Canada, and Spring is in full swing. This is time for new beginnings, clear starts which inspired me to create this page about my little Goddaughter.
I had been eyeing the Mandalla background 1 for a while now, and decided to use it to create the background for this page. I chose to only cut a circle shape filled with the cutfile, so that it would pop off the page.
The negative part of the cut out was backed with the Royal paper from Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, and then followed by a large circumference of hand stitching -this just enhances the circle cut out-.
The cut out was then propped on the layout using a bit of foam squares. I placed the picture in the lower corner of the layout, and create a large cluster of flowers (all from the Flourish collection) around its bottom corner.
To create the title of this page, I used the Free Spirit cut file to cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock. Then the two cut outs were glued together, and a bit of gold watercolor was added on top of the words. These were then glued to the top of the circumference of the circle cut out.
Love how fast an easy was to put this page together. The delicate background brings lots of elegance to a simple every day picture. Hope this inspire you to check all the JustNick Studio digital cut files. There are so many new designs being added every week.
Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00
While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get! As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together. I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!
For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file. I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil. This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout! I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect. I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result. In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it! For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!
Happiness is being a Mom | Jaclyn Rench May 10, 2018 07:00
Hello Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn on the blog today to share a Mother's Day themed page in celebration of the 'Mom' theme this week.
My kid's preschool puts on the sweetest Mother's Day Tea program each year, and it's one of my very favorite activities from the school year. I had not yet scrapped the pictures of the first time my daughter and I participated in this event, so this was as good a reason as any!
I used the pretty floral accented Mom cut design to begin building my page.
I cut the design from a shiny, metallic rose gold paper to really make it the focus of the page. I pulled patterned papers, in colors that coordinated with my floral background, to back the design for an added pop! Small adhesive pearls were just the right touch, to finish off the centers of the flowers that are tucked among the word Mom.
I just happened to have the perfect rose gold letter stickers in my stash, allowing me to build out and complete the remainder of my title. Here's another look at the shine and shimmer this diecut element brings to the page.
I finished off framing out my photo with layers and feminine details, to round out the design. But the star of the page is most certainly that gorgeous cut file!
Thanks for joining me on the blog. I hope you've been gathering lots of inspiration this week, to document your own upcoming Mother's Day stories and memories!
Cut file used:
Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 03, 2018 07:00
Hey JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a fun layout I created using one cut file, some white cardstock, and watercolors!
For this project, I used the Spring Fling Ring cut file with the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection (one of my favorites).
I began by cutting the Spring Fling Ring and then used Prima watercolors to paint the flowers in colors that match the embellishments from the MME collection. I then added watercolors on the background paper to match the flowers.
I adhered the dried cut file to my card stock with foam squares and then added die cuts, brads, enamel dots, and the mirrored title.
You guys! This layout took me no more than one hour!! I love how colorful it is and the file looks so pretty with the watercolors.
Thank you for stopping by today! If you love this cut file as much as I, stop by the JustNick shop and grab one for yourself!!
Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 01, 2018 07:00
Here is my layout:
I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan. The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page! So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out! I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page. I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak.
Here is a close up:
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts.
2 Girls & 2 Trikes | Cathy Martin April 28, 2018 08:00
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be back with another layout for JustNick and this layout is very special to me because it's the first one I have done using pictures from my childhood of my sister and I. The picture isn't very good quality, since it's a scan from an original photo from the 80's. Now because the picture isn't the best quality, I had to keep it small, so I needed a big, fun, bold background to take up the rest of the space! I ended up choosing the Sunburst Circle background cut file, because it reminded me of bicycle tires. Since the picture was so vintage I decided to go full on vintage with my paper choices and embellishments. I absolutely adore the final layout, and I hope you like it too! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Remember this moment | Laureen Wagener April 27, 2018 09:00
Hi crafty friends,
it's Laureen with you today and I am very excited to be sharing my project I made for this week focusing on backgrounds!
I decided to scraplift myself for this page and love the outcome.
I used the Grandma's wallpaper background cut file! I have been wanting to use it for forever but never got around to it, so I finally decided to cut it out of some white cardstock for my project today.
I began by cutting a circle out of my white cardstock and then also cut a circular shape out of the cut file. I simply adhered that to the patterned paper I decided to use.
Because I was too lazy using glue in all tiny spots of the cut file I used my sewing machine to add a decorative edge around the circle plus secure the cut file in place.
After that was done I attached my photo onto the design and began embellishing the page.
I used the new beautiful Noteworthy collection by Elle's Studio for this layout.
I created small clusters around the circle and my title, that I've build using elements from Elle's Studio.
To finish off my page I added black Nuvo drops and blue spray mist and called it done.
I am loving the outcome and it was so much fun scraplifting an old layout of mine!
Have a great day,
Lovely | Jen McMurtrey April 25, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
We are celebrating all things "backgrounds" this week on the blog, which happen to be my favorite cut files to use. One background can have so many variations and be used in countless ways.
For this project, I using the Under the Cherry Tree Background file with the Webster's Pages My Happy Place collection.
As usual, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the file but knew I wanted to use it. After I cut it out using white card stock, I decided to remove the frame around the branches so the limbs are more fluid with the paper. Next, I used watercolors to paint the branches to match the colors they were laying on.
I loved the way the paper curled after it was painted, so I only tacked the branches down in a few places with glue.
The photo was printed in black and white and matted on a neutral-toned patterned paper. The pink flowers were fussy cut from another piece of patterned paper.
Last was the Thickers title and hearts to match. I kept the embellishments simple so they did not detract from the painted branches.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create! Please visit the JustNick Store for this and many other fabulous files.
#backtoschool Layout | Jaclyn Rench April 24, 2018 07:00
Hi Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today to give you some more inspiration for using background designs on your next project.
Can you spot the background cut file on this page? It's tucked among the layers on the right side.
I've used the Retro Square Background to add some added dimension and texture to that part of my layout. Placing it here creates more emphasis and focus on the hidden pull out photo and journaling on this part of the page.
You'll find that I often use background cut files in a non traditional sense. I own a Silhouette portrait machine, allowing me to cut designs only 8" in width, but I scrapbook primarily in 12x12" format. While I could certainly piece together two halves of a cut file to achieve one 12x12 background, I instead, often like to size down those same designs to fit the dimensions of my machine and use the end result in a more creative way. Here, I've used a piece of the background to create a fun, layered border.
Be sure to revisit the blog each day this week, for lots more inspiration for incorporating background cut designs on your next page or project!
Cut file used:
Dreamer April 23, 2018 07:00
Hey there crafty friends,
Zsoka back with you today, sharing a new layout I've created for the Just Nick Design Team.
This week we are focusing backgrounds and I've picked a gorgeous one that I don't think I've used before. Not that I can remember anyway! It's called Crazy Daisy background 2 and you can buy it here.
I went with the beautiful Let Your Heart Decide collection from Pinkfresh Studio on this layout. I cut the cut file from white textured card stock and backed each flower the same way, using a different patterned paper for each petal.
I then adhered this onto the background paper I chose. Guys, I generally don't like red. Sure, I love red lipstick, red pumps and purses, accessories etc, but when it comes to paper crafting for instance, it's the last thing I would pick. Unless it's in a rainbow. But this paper is so awesome, it has a texture printed on it, almost like a knit. Then I love the gradient look from dark to light. Plus I just liked the way the cut file looked on it. Hence, red background paper!
When I use a full background cut file that I back with patterned paper, I usually don't embellish much. I created a cluster with the photo: I added some tissue paper behind the photo, a die cut frame on top as well as some other die cuts on two sides.
For my title I also used a die cut from the ephemera pack which I popped up using foam adhesive.
I wrote my journaling on a sticker and created a small cluster at the right bottom. Then done! I don't like to cover up backgrounds like this, I spend way too much time on backing it for that!
I hope you like today's inspiration and give this look a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous week!
Baby Violet | Michelle Whorwood | Peacock Feathers Background April 16, 2018 07:00
I had lots of fun creating this one. I first cut the cut file out on some pale teal cardstock and adhered it to the dark charcoal cardstock and stitched it in down. I love how the teal pops on the dark cardstock background. Stitching the cut file is also a really great technique for adding interest and texture but also as an adhesive to stick down the file to your page. I then bordered this whole piece onto some pale coral patterned paper.
I then started to build my page on top of the cut file. I love how using background cut files adds lots of fun to your page so I wanted to keep the embellishments clustered around my photo so you can see the beautiful file - it is almost like a wall paper to your page.
Here are some close ups:
The cut file is brand new in store so check it out!!Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful pages with the Just Nick background cut files.
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