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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!

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my layout and don't forget to visit the JustNick store for this cut file and lots of other leaf cut files!

Wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique


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.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

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!

xoxo Monique


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!

Here is a link to the files I used today:
- Butterfly Background
- Valentine

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!
xx Monique

 


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

Hello there!

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.

 

 

 

 

To create the background, i used the Text Me and Say What? cut files to create the large cut out and words that are set on the background.  

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The title of the page was created by using  the Say What? and Hashtags 1 cut files, backed with papers from Paige Evans collection and then propped with some foam adhesive.

 

 

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.

 

XO

 


To the moon - Johanna Valayer August 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I"m here today with a new layout where I decided to scrap about my boyfriend and his nephew. This is why I have decided to use some colors I'm not used to work with and I really like how it turned out !
For this layout I used the "dreamcatcher background" that you can find by clicking on the image below. 
Firstly I had to decide which part of the cut file will be backed with my photos, I tried to do it harmoniously. Then, I backed up the cut file with the beautiful stay colorful collection from Dear Lizzy. I tried to use some "neutrals" patterns. 
As I love it so much, I stamped this little quote at the bottom right corner then, I
added a touch of color to recall the colors of the patterns. 
Finally I've made a little cluster of embellishments at the upper left corner with these little super cute puffy stickers (aren't they ?) and I've added some embellishments on the cut file. 
A little touch of gold and that's it ! I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, xx

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.

Bring on Summer

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!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


Hello - Johanna Valayer July 12, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody ! 
I am Johanna and I am so pleased to join this design team ! I am 24 and I have discovered scrapbooking for almost one year. I directly loved it and the way to keep memories and have fun too ! I am living in France in a beautiful island which is Corsica. For the first layout I used the "spring fling ring" and the "flowers" cut files.
 
 
   
I used the pick me up collection from Paige Evans that I love so much ! I used some scraps to back up the flowers cut files and I arranged them diagonally.
You will see later that I love arranging my layouts diagonally hehe ! Then, I backed up the spring fling ring with the photo and I added some embellishments.
Finally, a touch of color shine, a little stamping and yeah, it is done !
I hope that you have enjoyed this layout, see you xx.

 


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!

For this week the team was asked to create a layout about themselves and so that's what I did. I wrote some fun facts about me in the journaling on my layout and here's what it says: 
This is ME: mum, wife, daughter & friend, working at Betula/CMP as Office Manager/Secr/Training Admin. Loving: my kids, husband, dad & sis, Cocker Spaniels, reading English romance/detectives/fiction, scrapbooking (Doodlebug!), aqua jogging, walking, cycling, line dancing, lattes, buying books & hand bags and scarfs, I love Netflix, going to the cinema and watching English detectives with my hubby. I love travelling to England/Scotland/Ireland & America and of course to Cardet in the south of France. I love country music & Lady Antebellum, Outlander, my Kindle Fire and iPhone & my blue/pink bike, pink planners, sweets & cookies, and a waterbed. I love flowers like tulips, peonies, sunflowers, I love autumn & winter and the colours red and orange and I love wearing jeans & sweaters. I have my car & motorcycle license.
As you can see in my journaling, I love tulips! I love that they come in so many colors and shapes and I can't be happier when I have vases full of tulips around the house! So, when I saw the "Tulips in the Field" cut file I knew straight away which cut file I wanted to use! 
I totally adore this cut file. I love that I can back all the flowers with lots of different pieces of patterned paper and make them super colorful! For my page I "stretched" the cut file just a little so the flowers are a bit "longer" and now cover my 12"x12" background more. The cut file originally looks like this:  
Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the tulips cut file from a multi-colored sheet of patterned paper and then backed it with even more patterned papers, using the "Summer Vibes" collection from Simple Stories. 
Here are a few close-ups:
On top of every tulip I also attached an enamel dot and a few (word) stickers or diecuts. 
I used my sewing machine to add a bit of fun stitching to all the stalks of the flowers. 
You probably can't see it but in the photo I'm standing in a field of tulips! 
This is it, my first DT layout for JustNick. Hope you like it! Wishing you happy crafting and please stop by again tomorrow for more inspiring projects!
 

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: 

Frosted Windowpanes


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

Hi there!

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

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share a new scrapbook page I've made using the In Bloom cut design.

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: 

In Bloom

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

Hi there!

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.

 

XOXO


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: 

Mom


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

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring a cool cut file called Under the Stars featuring fun outdoorsy elements. 

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. 

x


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,
Laureen

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Products used:

Grandma's Wallpaper Background


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: 

Retro Square Background

 


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!

X


Baby Violet | Michelle Whorwood | Peacock Feathers Background April 16, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring the very cool Peacock Feathers Background file! 

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.  

Take care

Michelle 


Happy Together | Let's Party | Michelle Whorwood April 03, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout showcasing the 'celebrations' theme.  I decided to be a bit creative here and do a layout based on my girls saying they were swinging as high as a floating helium balloon and featuring the 'balloons' from the Let's Party cut file set.   Here is my page:

I first enlarged the balloons and strings and replicated them so I had 5 balloons.  I then added different patterned papers to the negative spaces in the balloons.  I then added my photos of my girls on the swings at the bottom of the bunch so it looks like the balloons are taking them away up into the sky!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you are enjoying our celebrations inspired pages this week!   Keep checking back for more inspiration from the other designers as the week goes on!

Take care
Michelle 


Happy Happy Happy | Jaclyn Rench April 02, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to kick off 'Birthday Week' on the Just Nick blog.

Birthdays are something we all have stories and pictures for, and/or well wishes to send to loved ones, each and every year.    So, I hope you'll find plenty of inspiration for celebrating and commemorating these special days, on cards or in your memory keeping!  

I'm sharing this Happy, Happy, Happy page documenting my son's eleventh birthday.

 

I used one single design from the Card Sentiments 1 digital cut file to create an eye catching vertical border on my page - and creating it didn't require any fancy work on my silhouette software.  I simply pulled the word 'happy' from the cut design and sized it to around 3.25" long and 1" tall.  I copied and pasted the design numerous times, resulting in 16 versions of the word, to fill an entire 8.5x11" sheet.

With a busy and colorful patterned paper for my backdrop, I knew white would be a good choice for my cut files.

I positioned the words in an offset, vertical pattern down the left third of the page, overlapping some and tilting others.  I used the leftover cut pieces to layer and  add height and dimension to two of the completed cuts.

The remainder of the words were accented with machine stitching, washi tape, balloon diecuts and color coordinated sequins.

The resulting page is fun and celebratory but took no time at all to make - which is often my goal, as a scrapbooker!

Be sure to come back to the blog this week, for lots more amazing birthday inspiration from the design team!

Cut files used:

Card Sentiments 1

 


Hoppy Easter - Cathy Martin March 28, 2018 08:00

Hey everyone!  March is winding down and with Easter only a few days away I thought I would share a hoppy layout with you.  Whenever I make a layout about Easter I always think of fun colours and florals, so I really wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns in my page.  I used the Half Shell Background 2 and cut it out of white cardstock.  It just screamed EGGS to me!  I'm not even sure if the cut file is supposed to be eggs, but I thought it was a perfect fit, and it had lots of spaces for me to back with lovely papers.  I used a combination of papers and products from Paige Evans Turn the Page as well as lots of stuff from my stash.

 

 


Craft a Life You Love | Jen McMurtrey March 26, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! 

Spring has sprung and we are focusing on flowers this week on the JustNick blog! For this project I paired the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection with the Flower Power and In the Rose Garden Background files.

Admittedly, this layout is much busier than I had originally planned. However, I decided to just roll with what I had.

To begin, I cut the In the Rose Garden Background file using the pink paper and adhered it to the polka dot patterned paper.

Next, I layered different patterned papers on top of the rose background and used machine stitching to keep them in place.

The photos were next, to which I then added chipboard accents.

Next, I used wood Thickers for my title above and below the photos.

After I had the majority of embellishments down, I decided the layout needed some anchoring. This is where the Flower Power file comes into play. I cut it using the turquoise paper, cut that in half, and then placed each half at the top and bottom of the layout. 

As previously stated, the layout is very busy but it seems to work. Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fabulous cut files!!


40 | Crop Circle Background | Michelle Whorwood March 22, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood back here again with a new layout featuring one of the fun background cut files in store, the Crop Circle Background.  It is a super cool circle design that can be used on multiple of scrapbooking themes. 

Here is my layout 

I cut the cut file out on an ombre style patterned paper as it gave the file interest, and colour without being too busy!   I then themed my embellishments. to match in with the colours in the cut file which is another popular technique right now! 

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today! 

Take care
Michelle


Stitched Clouds | Morgan Langley March 21, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Cloudy Day" cut file! 

First I cut my file on card stock, adhered it, backed it with pattern paper from Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection and then stitched around the clouds! Hand stitching is time consuming, but I love the look it creates! 

Then to embellish! I used stickers and pieces from the same collection and added some sequins and buttons. I liked how the kites in this collection coordinating with the airy clouds! 

Thank you for stopping by and check out the store for some new spring cut files for all your scrappy projects! 


Enjoy The Moment | Nathalie DeSousa March 20, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends and Fans!

 Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of Spring ( trust me we have seen too much snow and cold here in Canada) to your day.   There are so many  new designs available in the  Just Nick  Studio store, that it was so easy to create this page.

 

 

Since i wanted to break from all the snow, i chose to use vanilla cardstock as the base for this page. Next I used  the Pretty Pinwheels background to create the background of this page.  All the pinwheels were backed using papers from Studio Calico's Bookmarked kit (March 2018), and a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

Before adding the background to the page, a little bit of Vicki Boutin's art crayon was added around the placement of the picture.  Then the piece of the background was attached on a bit of a slant so that there is a bit of movement to the page.

 

 

 

To decorate the picture, i added a few elements from the kit, and a few fussy cut floral motifs from one of the papers included in the kit (I love them!).   Then just added a few lines of journal at the bottom of the picture.

 

 

 


The title of this page was created using the Enjoy The Moment cut file and a few of the kit's papers.   The two cut outs were glued together with a bit of an offset, and then propped on the page with some foam adhesive.   Just a few drops of gold ink, and a few fussy cut butterflies finish this page.

 

 

I love how this page turned out, and how easy it was to put together using a few of the store's cut files.   Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check the weekly new designs and all the previous ones, too.  As always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

 

XO

 


Set Fire to the Rain | Rainy Days | Michelle Whorwood March 18, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!   Michelle here with a new layout featuring two new cut files in store, Rainy Days and Spring Doodle Flowers.

Firstly, I loved the cute flowers in the Spring Doodle flowers cut file so I cut out some on white cardstock.and then added some patterned papers to the negative spaces and layered them like a little bunch of florals as an embellishment cluster at the corner of my photo.

I loved the cut file of the clouds with the rain drops and really wanted to use it with this photo of my BFF and I at the Adele concert where it literally rained the entire time and we were totally soaked.   Adele rocked it in the rain with us and the concert was amazing!!  I backed the cut file in some blue patterned paper with the tiny dots and then added my title to it using the song title 'Set Fire to the Rain' which was amazing in concert in the freakin rain!  Super cool.  

Cut files I used:

I totally enjoyed creating this layout with these two cut files!   I hope you have enjoyed my share today xx

Michelle


Blessed by Rachel Lowe March 09, 2018 07:00

 

Hello JustNick friends happy Friday!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout for you using two JustNick cut files.

I firstly resized the Flowers in Bloom background cut file down to fit my intended 8.5x11 inch layout cut in white cardstock.  I have used Flourish collection by Crate Paper. I chose a ombré paper so the blooms have varying colours for impact. You could individually  back your blooms in different colours/patterns if you do not have such a paper.

I then created a polaroid frame from a paper piece and added black machine sewing around the edge. I then attached my photo.

I used the Blessed cut file from card sentiments 3 to create my title and cut it in black cardstock and attached.

I then added some of the gorgeous embellishments from the collection. I wanted to ensure there was balance between my background and embellishments so was careful to not over dot it and make my layout too busy.

Here are some close up photos of this layout.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful creative week!


Sleep | Zsoka Marko March 08, 2018 07:00

Hi there friends,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing a new layout I've created for Just Nick.

I've used the Optical Illusion Background cut file on this page.

I haven't really created a typical boy page in ages and while I don't particularly miss them, sometimes I want to use collections I haven't used in awhile. And the super cool Good Fellows collection from Fancy Pants Designs was one of these. Plus I wanted to use a cut file that was not floral.

I started out by manipulating the cut file in Silhouette Studio - I took it apart and repeated the pattern to get smaller and more cubes. I cut the cut file from white, textured card stock. I chose three papers from the Good Fellows collection and backed a few of the cubes the exact same way. There's so many ways you could go with this cut file! It doesn't even need to be cubes, you could back it totally differently playing with different color and pattern papers. Can you see flowers in there?!

Once done, I adhered the cut file to my background. I layered different papers behind my photo and glued everything down. Then I went through my embellishments and pulled out everything that could have worked and started tucking them in and adding them on top of my photo. I used tags, die cuts, and puffy stickers to decorate my page.

For the title I used chipboard alphas from the Fancy Pants Family&Co collection. I didn't have two E's in the same color so I replaced one with a 3. 

I also adhered two strips of patterned papers at the bottom of the layout as well as some die cuts and puffy stickers, then added some machine stitching as a finishing touch. 

As a last step, I splattered some black ink around my page and wrote my journaling.

I hope you like how this turned out! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

X


Come on Down | Jen McMurtrey March 07, 2018 07:00

My oldest daughter has had some grand adventures at only 22 years old, and I love being able to capture many of those moments for her. Just last week, she and her girlfriends flew to Los Angeles for a few days and were able to sit through a taping of the Price is Right. How awesome is that?!

Naturally, I had to put a page together as soon as she was posting pictures on social media. I used the new Doodle Daisies 2 file from the JustNick shop to create a fun layout.

This year is all about stash busting so I used a Hip Kit from July for this project. To begin, I welded the daisies together and then duplicated the file so it took up most of the 12 x 12 cutting mat. I cut the file on a watercolor patterned paper from the Hip Kit. After it was cut, I adhered it to the pink patterned paper, decided I wanted it smaller, and cut the entire thing down to 8.5 x 11.

Next, I matted the photo on more patterned paper and began embellishing.

The paper ephemera and wood stars and arrows added just the right amount of color.

Next was the title, which consists of puffy letter stickers and a sentiment from the kit, followed by a bit of journaling along the right side of the page.

 

I love how quickly this project came together and the overall fun vibe! Be sure to pick up this month's new files in the shop, as well as visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Happy Cards! | Morgan Langley March 04, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing some fun and simple cards I created using the "Love you More" cut file! 

I used the Pink Pasilee "Turn the Page" collection for simple embellishing and they are ready to send a positive note to a friend or loved one! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this adorable cut file in the Just Nick shop! 

 


You Make My Heart Smile - Cathy Martin February 25, 2018 07:00

Hey all, it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I decided to use a cut file as a mask and use some spray mist to spray over it.  This isn't really a new or different technique, but it's one that I've used several times before and I love the end results.

So for my layout I used the You Make My Heart Smile cut file.  This file actually comes with several different phrases and I cut 3 of them out, though I only used 2 for my page, but I just tucked the other one aside for another time!  I used a spare piece of cardstock that I had laying around, since I wasn't worried about keeping the file after I had sprayed it, though you could cut if from white cardstock and then keep the altered file for another project, kind of a two for one deal!

Since my spray title took up one side of my layout I used a bunch of patterned paper strips to fill the other side.  I dug into my stash and scraps and used up some older papers that I had been wanting to use for a while.  This was a great way to really use up lots of papers that are just laying around. I didn't need much in the way of embellishments since the title and papers were already so bold!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, and don't forget to check out the shop for lots of amazing designs!

 

 


These are the moments | Zsoka Marko February 21, 2018 07:00

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka back with you today to share a new layout I've created for Just Nick!

This time the Delicate Butterflies cut file spoke to me :).  

As I'm waiting for the new Pinkfresh Studio collections to arrive, I decided to use up some of the old ones! My most favourite collection ever from PFS is Indigo Hills and I haven't scrapped with it in ages so I went with this collection. 

I arranged the cut file in Silhouette Studio the way I wanted it on my layout - I removed the small butterfly at the bottom, then duplicated the cut file and flipped one of them horizontally to get mirror images. I also cut a bigger, single butterfly for the bottom. I used textured white card stock for the cut files. 

I then backed the cut files with different patterned papers, going from light to dark from top to bottom. I layered some tissue paper and tags behind my photo and glued it all down. I glued down the cut files also. I started adding embellishments, as much as I could, I went with a tone-on-tone effect. 

I also picked out some die cuts from the beautiful Escape the Ordinary collection, some butterflies and foliage, plus my title. I wrote my journaling, stamped my date and added some black ink splatters to finish off my page. 

I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by!

X


Ready. Set. Golf. | Jaclyn Rench February 20, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today with something I don't share very often and that's a boy page.  I often default to florals, pink and basically anything feminine and pretty when I'm paper crafting.  However, my boys have been a bit under respresented in my albums, as of late, so I knew I needed to stray from my comfort zone and reach for something a lot less girly! 

Lucky for me, Just Nick cut files come in a wide range of themes and styles.  A quick scan of my library of digital cut files, was just the inspiration I needed for this masculine page! 

One can quickly decipher from the title and photo that the theme of this page is golf.  While I didn't want to go completely literal in my design interpretation, I thought that a circular design would be a nice compromise.

I quickly landed on the Radioactive cut file.  I figured this design would help subtly reinforce my page theme and I knew I could create a fun look by filling the negative portions of the design with an array of patterns and colors.

I wasn't wrong!  I love the movement and interest these elements add to my layout.  I sized the cut file to three different circumferences - cutting each from white cardstock.  I filled in a random spattering of the negative spaces with scraps of patterned paper and placed the cut designs in a visual triangle surrounding my photo.

I added even more texture and fun by using a number of different embellishments, both round and star shaped, to dress up my cut designs.

As you might notice, the two smaller diecut pieces have been added to the page with foam adhesive.  However, I chose to leave the largest one flat, so that I could overlap both my photo and page title on top.  Doing so connects all the pieces of the page and really ties all of the different elements together.

Do you lean towards more feminine or masculine products when you craft?  Either way, I hope this page inspires you!  The Radioactive design could take on a whole new look, simply by switching out the colors and patterns.

Cut file used: 

Radioactive