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So Very Thankful for You | Jen McMurtrey November 21, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick friends! It is almost Thanksgiving in the U.S., and the team is featuring projects about thankfulness this week. It is a rare occasion when my son will allow me to take a picture with him. Not only am I thankful for him, but I'm equally thankful for this picture of us that was taken during our vacation to Disneyland in June.
I began by cutting the sentiment using wood grain and blue patterned papers. I layered several more patterned papers behind my photo and adhered them all to the white card stock. The sentiment cascades from the top of the paper to the bottom with the photo falling between. I used a bit of Tombow Mono glue and followed that with machine stitching to add texture.
With the sentiment in place, I used the Hearts 2 file to create a border along the bottom of the photo. This was also sewn in place for added texture.
Next, I sewed several strips of paper to the top and bottom of the project to anchor everything.
To complete my layout, I used die cuts, puffy stickers, and acrylic shapes from Elle's studio in addition to black Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files for all of your projects!
Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life. Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed. Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.
For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file. I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather. I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock. I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around. I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper. Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up. I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo. To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.
For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection. It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set. I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off. I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today! I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!
Colorful Watercolor Polygon! | Morgan Langley November 16, 2017 07:00
Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 01, 2017 07:00
Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! It's almost Halloween! I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons. For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout. I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash. I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well. You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!
Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 02, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree!
For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout!
For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely!
Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files!
Foliage Background | Michelle Whorwood September 22, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the newer background files in store the 'Foliage Background'. I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend. I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.
I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy. So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.
I really loved how this layout came together. The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.
Here are some close ups:
Cut file used:
Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00
Hey everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout! This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title! I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads! I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today! Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!
Live Today - Cathy Martin August 11, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone! I can't believe we are almost halfway through August! Where oh where has the summer gone. Well I know for myself I am still going to be scrapping fun and bright layouts for just a little bit longer before I switch and start focusing on the awesomeness of autumn scrapping. With that in mind this week is circles week and we are focusing on cut files that are circular. This, for me, is seriously no problem, I LOVE all of Nicole's circular cut files!
For the layout I created I chose the Floral Ring 3 cut file, and I cut it out in a very primary, bright blue. Now here is where the challenge is because this colour of blue is not one that I would usually use, but I really wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge as well as get a chance to use up products that would match well with the blue that I chose!
After much hmming and hahing and not being able to make a decision on patterned paper I finally was able to back the cut file and choose a background paper that really went well together. I used products from Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio to finish off the layout!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see how it all came together! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 2017 07:00
Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!
I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss.
I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!
I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch!
This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by!
It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00
Hello hello hello! It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files! I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan! I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file. I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software. I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs. I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.
My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads. I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile. I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing. I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!
I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out. The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Dude You Rock Layout by Rachel Lowe: July 24, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone I hope this finds you all well!
With three boys I am always on the look for boy/masculine cut files and this one is just fabulous! Ride the Wave background cut file could be used in many different ways for many different layout themes.
I have used the latest Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection and it is 100% boy!!!!
I cut the file in white cardstock. I then cut it down to 11.5 x 11.5 inches so I could add a border.
I then chose my patterned papers, co ordinating between two but so it did not look too uniform I have applied the rule of three.
To add texture to the 'waves' I have used my sewing machine to add texture and definition but I have done it in a random manner.
I then used the All Boy cut file to create my title using 'dude' cutting the outer in white cardstock and then cut the outer of the cut file in yellow. By adding a flair and a word die cut I created my title 'awesome dude you rock'.
I then had fun layering up my photo using plenty of foam tape so I could add embellishments under the layers.
I have then added some more machine sewing in a random messy manner.
These cut files certainly has given this layout impact and visual interest. I love how it turned out and totally goes with my photo of my youngest boy on his skate board!
These cut files are in store now!
Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon.
Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick! For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired. This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper. I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background. It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.
Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel. Once it all came together I was so happy with it. This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out! This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!
Everyday Magic Layout by Rachel Lowe: July 02, 2017 07:00
Hello everyone and I hope you are all having a wonderful week end!
I am so excited to be apart of the JustNick DT and to share my very first layout.
I have used this stunning new cut file Behold Beauty, isn't it just stunning!
And here is how I used it on my layout.
I have used PinkFresh Studio Live More collection.
I have cut the floral piece twice, once in white cardstock and then another in my chosen patterned paper. I did this to create layers and height. I then dressed up my centres and added more leaves to create a cascading effect. Isn't it stunning against the marble effect background paper!
I then cut my photo into three strips for visual interest. I have foam taped my photo over the floral piece to add to the 3D effect. This photo is special as it is of three generations, me, my mother and my daughter, and this is why I scrap, to memory keep and ensure these photo moments do not pass undocumented.
So not to distract from the cut file I have placed my title under my photo and finished this layout off adding detail with clusters of embellishments.
Here are some close up photos for you:
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file.
Happy, Masculine Themed Scrapbooking Layout by Heather Leopard June 24, 2017 07:00
Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here with a Make it Masculine layout. I had fun mixing and matching a few of my favorite geometric shapes to create a really fun layout.
To create this layout, simply supersize the TRIANGLE BACKGROUND 3 cut file so that it spans the entire 12"x12" page. Since you're only using a little over half the page, you can either cut the entire 12"x12" page or slice / erase the part you don't plan to use.
Next, fill about half the triangle spaces with patterned paper and fill the remaining pieces with the white cardstock pieces you just cut out, only adhering the center so that the sides lift up a bit and add dimension.
Next, add coordinating patterned paper strips in varying lengths and widths, stitching the layers over each other. Add your photo, title and any embellishments. Then find some white space to add journaling to complete the layout.
Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos! I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!
One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together. They are perfect for backing with patterned paper! I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea. I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great! Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper. Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead! You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved!
Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!
Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00
Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog! We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)
So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files! I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file. I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over! Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick! Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!
I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers. It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout! If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!
You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!
Yay | Tarrah McLean April 15, 2017 07:00
Happy Easter Just Nick friends!
It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share with you but believe it or not, its not Easter themed! It's a birthday themed layout I am sharing this week as we are all using words/sentiment cut files on our projects!
I decided to add my photos as a photo strip this time...I really like this look whenever I have a few photos I want to include as a series. The skinny photos means you can layer and tuck embellishments and cut files in and around the photos!
and the Make a Wish and Yay words from the Card sentiments 1 set.
These photos were taken at my little guy's 4th birthday a couple of years ago...he absolutely LOVES cake of any kind and that is what he gets most excited about at birthday parties! Even his own!
The Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio was perfect for this layout...the Just Nick cut files match with this collection perfectly!
Hello Gorgeous | Michelle Whorwood April 07, 2017 07:00
Hi Just Nick Fans!
Michelle here with a new layout featuring some more of the gorgeous Just Nick Cut files. I honestly just cannot get enough of them. They are so easy to use and love them for layering and adding interest to my page!
I have two of the newer cut files on my layout today. Firstly, I have the Floral Swag which I have used to frame the photo of my two girls. I love how this looks white on white with just a pop of colour in the floral centres. It also complements my flowers that I have added to my layout as well. Next I have created my title using another cut file called Hello Spring. My gosh I love this one, BUT it isn't spring time here in NZ as we are going into Autumn but I didn't let that stop me and so I have cut the whole file out but fussy cut out the 'Spring' section and used the 'Hello' as part of my title. I also backed it in the same colour patterned paper that I have used for the Floral Swag. I love how easy it is to adapt the Just Nick Cut files to work with the theme I am scrapbooking.
Here are some close ups:
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my layout with the Just Nick Cut Files today.
Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26
Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!! I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles! So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine. I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock. I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper. I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open. I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with! I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design. I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space! Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00
Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?
Thanks Michelle xx
Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle! The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs. I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1. There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers! I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension. Since all the products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake! A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!
All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00
Hey everyone! Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all. I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I! I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage. I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page. I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too! I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout. Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!
Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00
Michelle here, today I am sharing a layout in the theme of 'Thankful'. I have so many things to be thankful for in life I sometimes forget to celebrate the little things like heading to the beach after school to hang out with my kids in the glorious sunshine. I am lucky here in New Zealand to live only 5 mins drive from a stunning beach so my layout is of my youngest playing in the sand the other day.
I have used one of the new background cut files in store called Feather background and cut this out on some white cardstock. I then added a piece of patterned paper behind the feather design to create a wall paper like effect on my page.
Some close ups:
What have you got to be thankful for? Will you play along with us this week and create a layout about something you are thankful?
Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00
Hello everyone! This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for. I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files! :)
Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:
And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.
I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.
I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.
For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors. I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.
Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.
Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!
Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you! For this week our theme was "Thankful" Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful. Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn. This time of year is my favorite but far. I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time. I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.
So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all. I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase. I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock. I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title. I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!
Girl of Autumn - Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 24, 2016 07:00
Hello hello hello everyone! It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you! This time I'm getting ready for my favourite season, and what better way to get in the mood for Fall than to scrap about it! I used 2 cut files from Just Nick this time. I used her Floral Wreaths cut file as well as her new Leaves 2 cut file! I just love the look of the stark white leaves and wreath against the wood grain of the back ground paper. The leaves would look amazing backed with beautiful patterned paper as well but for this layout I love them on their own. I tend to be a scrapper who only scraps one or two photos per layout so I altered the sketch a bit to suit the picture that I wanted to use. I also changed the title position, since I decided to go with such large chipboard letters! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Stuck?!Sketches blog, because if you play along with the sketch you have a change to win a prize from Just Nick!
P.S. Don't forget to take a look and be sure to take a peek at my process video for this layout!
Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments
Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup!
I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file! The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually! I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!
I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection. I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background. I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly! I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!
Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!
I thank my lucky stars for you August 11, 2016 07:00 4 Comments
Hi cut file fans - Laureen here with you today to share a new page with you!
I was assigned to use any background from the store and so I made a page using the Star Background 2.
Okay - this page was a pain to create! It took ages, I originally used a modified version of the Quilted Background and already backed that with Crate Paper Poolside and then I was stuck. I didn't like the embellishments to use alongside the paper and then wanted to use some of the Shimelle Starshine collection - didn't match at all but for whatever reason I adhered everything down. I was telling myself - and Elsie also did - that I might like it the day after - not the case! So I tried to take it all off, didn't work, because I had to use the strongest glue I had - duuh! I cut the entire middle cluster out and just decided to leave it and go back to it a different time.
Said done, probably two weeks later I desperatly wanted to finish the page and found the blue star constellation by Dear Lizzy in my stash and knew it was perfect for my Starshine cluster. I then cut the Star Background 2 out of plain white cardstock and originally wanted to back it with the paper which - again - I didn't like.
I then used it as a stencil with embossing paste and really like the texture it gives!
For my title I wanted to use the quote or song or whatever it is saying: I thank my lucky stars for you but didn't find anything like that in the store. I then grabbed the Simple Set Alphabet and Script Alpha 2 and made my own sentiment using a combination of the letters and a few accent stars.
Here are a few detail shots for you:
Cut files used:
Thank you so much for reading along with me -
have a great day!
No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46
Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout! This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background. I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly! I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect. It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans! For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours. I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page! I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect! I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files! Have an awesome day!
Here are the cut files used for this project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!
Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00
I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files. Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper. I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background. I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.
All About Me Michelle Whorwood July 09, 2016 07:00
I'm super super super excited to be joining the Just Nick Studio Design Team. I have been using cut files for awhile now and I just love how they add extra dimension to my layouts and that there are a such a variety of different ways you can include them in scrapbooking.
I am a stay at home mum to 3 gorgeous kids, Liam aged 12, Taylor Grace who is 5 and Aimee Rose who is 4 and I live just north of Auckland in New Zealand with my hubby Gary. I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years now and started when my eldest was about 2. Being creative and recording our memories keeps me sane and if I go too long without creating a layout then I get really grumpy! You only need to ask my kids what is my favourite thing to do and they will respond 'Scrapbooking'. I'm super lucky I get to spend some of the time when my kids are at school and kindergarten to spend time creating and of course SHOPPING for new gorgeous supplies too. When I am not scrapbooking I enjoy spending time with my young family and hubby - we go to our caravan at the beach in the summer and we have holidays to Fiji coming up soon as I hate the cold winter here in NZ. I share my scrapbooking layouts on my blog here and also on instagram here
Here is my first layout:
I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.
Some close ups:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I am looking forward to sharing more of my layouts with the Just Nick cut files.
Have a good one!
Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!! Here is just a little bit about me! I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3. I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation. I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday! I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play! For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression. As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up! I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!
I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files! My first project is a page all about me. For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file. It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!
I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light. It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.
Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!
I am a storyteller July 05, 2016 07:00
It's Donna here and I am thankful I am given another term to be one on the Just Nick Studio design team.
I am from the Philippines but currently living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with my husband and darling daughter. I am a Computer Engineer by profession but I chose to be a stay-at-home wife and mommy. Although I am hoping to join the work force again in the near future.
I love anything crafty so I also dabble in digital scrapbooking. You can check out about my me on my blog here.
Here is my new intro page. I used an old Maggie Holmes collection for my page. I've been organizing and purging my stuff lately and I made it a point to use them.
The cut file I used on my page is the Doodle flower background 2
I cut them apart so I can place them where I wanted them. I love that the floral cutfile complimented the clusters of emebellishments
I simply layered some messy thread and floral ephemera around my photo
and on the bottom part design of the page as well
Cut file I used:
Thanks for dropping by. So excited to be here again!
Fancy Pants Designs Week! May 25, 2016 07:00 1 Comment
Nicole here today to share with you a page I made for our team up with the fantastic folks from Fancy Pants Designs!
I used the new Life is Beautiful collection for my page, along with a couple different cut files from the store.
I started by cutting the Butterfly Background from a simple black & white dot paper from the collection and then cut some smaller butterflies from different papers in the 6x6 paper pad in the same collection. I added some pop dots behind the wings of the smaller butterflies and stitched the two together.
I also diecut a border strip from the Scallop Edge Strips set and then a title and embellishments from the Life Is Beautiful collection from Fancy Pants (a new favorite of mine)
Cut files used:
Thanks for stopping by our blog today! Now, go head over to the Fancy Pants Designs blog HERE - I have another project up over there using some NEW Fancy Pants products and more of our cut files!
Just Nick and Fancy Pants with Suzanna May 23, 2016 07:00
This week we have teamed up with Fancy Pants and are sharing projects that we created using Nicole's amazing cut files with Fancy Pants' bright, colorful Attwell collection.
While there are many more bright, cheery colors in this collection, I stuck with the blues, black and yellow to coordinate with the suits the kids are wearing. I used the yellow for a pop of color to make the picture stand out; there are plenty of elements in the Attwell collection that support that desire!
A couple of weeks ago, the Fancy Filigree background was released. It is such a versatile background! You can use it as a lattice background with the innards removed, as I have done here, or you could fill them with other patterned papers.
Or you could cut a few of the "O" innards from patterned paper and layer them with the "x" remnants of your background cut as I have done here! I love the look that it creates! I scattered a through of them through out the layout.
When it comes to digital cut files are you more of a background cutter or an embellishment cutter? I like both. The collection that I'm using really determines what files work for me more than I have a preference for one or the other.
Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to come back every day this week as see what the other talented ladies on the team created with Just Nick cut files and Fancy Pants goodies!
So Happy May 21, 2016 07:00
I'm doing another twist on backgrounds.today. I decided to create a page using just the negative cuts from the Doodle Flower Background cut file. Take a look...
To create this page, I enlarged the cut file so that the larger middle circles measured approximately 2". I did that so the flower petals would be large enough for my 2x2 photos and my 1.5x1.5 photo.
I then ungrouped the file and removed elements that I didn't want to cut, only keeping a few of the circles and petals and arranged them so that they were in rows next to each other so that I could cut enough petals.
Once I had them all cut, I arranged them in the same placement as the enlarged cut file, moving them around to ensure all the petals fit. Then I stitched around the base of the petals and inside the middles. And there you have it! A layout created using the negative elements of the cut file.
Simply Me March 07, 2016 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans!
Becky Fleck designs some amazing sketches so go and find some inspiration there if you are ever stuck! This was the beautiful sketch I was given to work with...
I used the pretty Simple Stories 'I Am' collection to create my layout
A close up of my layout and the cut file I used..
From now until April 30, 2016 you can grab any design of your choice by using the code PAGEMAPSFREE at checkout and while you are there, be sure to check out all the cut files in the Just Nick shop. Thanks for stopping by. Happy creating!
Always Legos Layout September 30, 2015 07:00
Happy Wednesday Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. I was super excited to be on the schedule for 'Boys 2 Men' themed week. With two sons, I have plenty of rough and tumble pages to scrapbook.
It has been awhile since I made a page for my oldest son's album. Now that he's 10 the picture opportunities with him are fewer and farther between. Fortunately, I had managed to capture this recent picture of him with one of his latest lego creations. Since this is such a big part of him and what he enjoys, I knew it deserved to be highlighted in his scrapbook.
I used the Open Triangle cut file to fill the background of my page. I cut various sizes of the triangles out of white cardstock and used a combination of both the positive and negative cuts.
Filling the insides of the open triangles with varying patterned papers provides a fun way to add color and embellishment to the page.
Thanks for joining me on the blog today! Make sure you stop back by the blog the rest of the week to see what the other amazing designers have created for 'Boys 2 Men' week.