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BESTIES by Sophie Delorme September 23, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone and happy fall !

 

It's Sophie here and I am sharing a beautiful autumnal layout about my little girl and our dog. 

 

 

The assignment today was to create a page using a cut file like a stencil. When I saw the gorgeous Mandalla 3 that just arrived in the store, I NEW I had to use it in some way !!!

 

 

I cut it on white cardstock, put it on water-colour paper and applied white textured paste delicately on it with a palette knife. I removed the cut file and let my background dry completely before adding water-colours that matched my color scheme. I used the beautiful "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories.

 

 

I placed my photo on the right lower corner of my layout, to really make the mandala stand out from the page. I layered tissue paper, adhesive foam and a few patterned papers behind it.

 

 

I embellished around my photo with stickers and fussy cut flowers from the same Simple Stories collection. I also teared a strip of patterned paper for the bottom edge of the page.

 

I used a Simple Stories foam sticker for my title, and adhered it so that it starts right in the centre of the beautiful mandala. 

 

 

I handwrote my journaling directly on the background and added plenty of blue, white and pink Nuvo Cristal Drops as the finishing touch.

 

 

Oh how I like the end-result ! This Mandalla cut file is just fabulous !!! Using cut files like a stencil is another beautiful way to get creative and it gives a completely different look to them !

 

Here are more close-ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired to use this Mandalla cut file and get your creativity going !

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 

 

 

 


TOGETHER RIGHT NOW by Sophie Delorme September 11, 2020 07:00

Hello JustNick friends !

 

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a colourful layout with you !

 

 

I used one of the newest cut file in the shop called Boho Florals 3:

 

 

I started my design with a white background, playing with mixed media, applying some Distress Oxide inks diluted with water using the packaging technic on my water-colour cardstock. 

 

I cut the cut file on white cardstock as well, and backed it with the beautiful Paige Evans collection named "Truly Grateful" from Pinkpaislee. I carefully stitched the flower with white thread and mounted the centre piece of the flower on adhesive foam for a little extra dimension.

 

 

I adhered the cut file on the colourful part of my background to make it stand out.

 

I put layers of tissue paper, adhesive foam and patterned papers behind my photo and adhered it on the right side of the cut file. 

 

 

I fussy cut plenty of beautiful flowers and leaves from the Truly Grateful patterned papers and added them to the cut file, and around my photo.

 

 

The words of the title are stickers from the same collection.

 

Finally I wrote down my journaling and added the date !

 

This page came together easily and quickly, and that's what I like so much about cut files ! Isn't this floral cut file a pure delight ?!

 

I hope I have inspired you to use it in your own way !

 

Here are more close-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, 

 

Until next time,

 

Sophie xx

 


MY LITTLE CHEF LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme August 24, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

 

It's Sophie here today and I am thrilled to share this layout with you !

 

 

This week's theme is "Stencil Fun". Using cut files as a stencil is a great and different way to create a page, and it is so inexpensive compared to buying a stencil too !

 

For my page today, I used the beautiful Brick Circle cut file.

 

 

I put it in the center of a white thick cardstock, slightly adhered it with washi tape to make sure that it stands in place, and applied dry Distress Oxide Inks on it with a blending brush to create a brick wall on my background. I used the "Tattered Rose" and the "Speckled Edd" colors. Then, I removed the cut file and mixed the inks with water to add a few splatters of color on the cardstock. I adore the result !

 

 

My page is about my daughter cooking and decorating brownies all by herself. You can tall how proud she is !!

 

I used a beautiful collection from P13 called "Around the Table" to create my layout. I cut out a Pocket Life card and machine stitched around it with white thread, and fussy cut beautiful kitchen embellishments that I clustered around my photo.

 

 

I also cut a strip of patterned paper as well as two strips of cardstock that were cut with border punches and adhered them at the base of the page.

 

I added a beautiful bow made out of a die and some enamel dots here and there as the finishing touch.

 

This layout came together easily and I couldn't be happier with this brick wall made out of the JustNick cut file !

 

Here are a few more close-ups :

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired to use the JustNick cut files as stencils ! Give it a try ! You will come out with a completely different, yet so amazing look !

 

Thank you for passing by the blog today, and happy crafting !

 

Sophie xx

 

 


You are my happy | Anna Blades July 29, 2020 07:00

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studio blog. This is Anna and for today's project, I was in the mood to do some mixed media background.

I love big title cut files, so I used the "You are my happy" cut file, which is fantastic because you have three different styles with the same phrase purchasing just one cut file.  

First, I used my watercolor markers from Vicki Boutin to create a watercolor background with three colors: pink, yellow, and mint. Then, I used a stencil by Paige Evans and white texture paste to give more texture and interest.  I cut one of the titles from the "You are my happy" cut file from white cardstock and outlined the capital letters with a black marker to make them stand out.

I cut just the word "happy" from pattern paper because I wanted it to be more visible. This way it matches the rest of the page too. I also covered the heart of the cut file with a heart that I fussy cut from one of the papers from the collection that I used.

To embellish my page I used the "Floral swag  5" cut file. I cut it from white cardstock and placed it in the upper right corner. I was thinking to color it with watercolors, but finally, I decided to leave it white. I ripped four stripes of pattern paper and glued them at the top and bottom of the page. I love this floral paper.

For this layout, I used an old collection from Simple Stories: "Posh". It's one of my "old faves", but now I only have a few bits left. Look at that little bird, isn't it the cutest?

And that's it! I hope you like this layout and I hope it gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to check out the new cut files in the store every week!

Have a crafty week! See you soon!


BEST FURRIENDS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 26, 2020 07:00

Hello crafty friends !

It's Sophie here today and I am sharing a cute layout highlighting the special bond between my little Sabrina and our dog, and I found the PERFECT JustNick Cut file for that ! 

I used the Cut file named "Paws to my Heart Background" that you can find in the store right here.

I've got so many photos of our dog... that as soon as I saw this in the shop, I new I had to use it !

So I started with a white cardstock background, adding just a few watercolor splatters on it in a rainbow order. I cut the cut file on white cardstock twice, to get a second layer of hearts. I backed the cut file with the beautiful paper no 06 from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Then, I painted my second layer of hearts with watercolor to mimic the rainbow scheme of the patterned paper, and adhered it a little offset from the white hearts underneath. I love the result ! It's like having new embellishments, made out of the cut file..!

 I added adhesive foam behind the cut file and sticked it down to my page.

 I backed my photo with some tissue paper and a pink layer of another Bloom Street patterned paper and arranged it on the upper left side of the layout. 

 I embellished my page with other goodies from that same collection, and used a Flutter Phrase Thicker for my title.

 Isn't this cut file adorable ?? I am very happy with the end result ! I hope you like it too ! Check out the JustNick store to see more amazing cut files. Trust me, you  will get inspired on the spot !

Here are a ton of close-ups. Feel free to comment or ask any questions ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wish you all a great crafty day !

Sophie xx


ALL FLOWERS LAYOUT | Sophie Delorme June 10, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone ! My name is Sophie Delorme and I am more than thrilled to share my very first layout for JustNick with you today !

 

 

I created a page featuring my little girl and our dog Fiona enjoying the early days of spring. I used the gorgeous Cut File called "Loopy Circle Background" for my page, that reminded me of little roses.

I started by applying watercolors on thick white cardstock that matched my color scheme as my base for my page.

I backed the cut file with different lovely patterned papers from the Jen Hadfield "Hey, Hello" collection, and used some goodies from that same collection as well as from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters collection. I added adhesive foam in the back of the cut file before adhering it to ma page.

 

I fussy cut plenty of flowers from the Jen Hadfield patterned paper called Yellow Roses to embellish ma page. 

My title comes from the Heidi Swapp Planner Mini Stocker Book. I wrote down my journaling on little stripes of paper and added the date. I applied a few Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there on my page as the finishing touch !
And here it is ! I love the end-result and hope you do too ! That cut file is so beautiful and easy to use !
Here are a few close-ups.

 

 

 

I hope you felt inspired by my page today, thank you so much for stopping by !

Sophie xx

 

 

happy // Sarah Bargo May 16, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I wanted to share a fun and easy way to use a cut file on your travelers notebook layouts! I used the word happy from the Spring Words cut files!

I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Oxide ink refill and watercolored a little bit directly onto the word!

I always leave a few spots of the surface white that I'm watercoloring, I think that reveals the "magic" of the watercolor technique!

Do you like creating travelers notebook mini albums? I love them I think they're so much fun! Especially when you have a cute cut file to put on the page like these cute Spring words!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy scrappy day! 

 


Spring Floral "K" // Sarah Bargo April 16, 2020 16:54

Hey there paper peeps! Have you seen the darling Spring Outline Alphabet cutfiles?! They are so adorable! I have so many ideas for what I want to do with them! Here's a layout I created using the K, I just enlarged it really big, it's so cute!

I wanted to use it as part of the background, and kinda tuck her cute little picture in there! 

I dipped the cutfile in Tim HOltz Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink mixed with a little water, if you haven't used them you should try them! They are super fun to play with! 

 

I had so much fun tucking flowers and things into the K! 

Which letters will you use?!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Spring Flowers // Sarah Bargo April 3, 2020 21:04

Hey paper peeps TGIF woohoo! Today I want to share with you a fun and simple layout I did using the Doodle Flower Cluster cut file! 

One of my favorite parts of spring are the beautiful flowers everywhere, and this cut file reminded me of that! :) 

 Plus the curly Q's remind me of my niece's adorable pony tail! So cute!

One thing I love about using cut files is how versatile they are! You don't have to be a mixed media artist to use them, just simply lay one on top of some patterned paper and badda bing you have an adorable layout!

 

I ran a strip of mint green ledger paper through my typewriter first because I love the way typed words look! Then I just laid the cut file over top, super easy peasy! 

If you've been feeling a little down lately with all of the weirdness going on or whatever storms you may be going through, just remember, April Showers bring May flowers! xoxo

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Bloom // Sarah Bargo March 18, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but I am super excited for springtime to get here! Spring makes me think of flowers and I looove gardening and flowers so much that I started a garden journal!  Come on I'll show you the first spread I have in it :) I used the gorgeous Bloom cut file!

These pages are being put into a vintage garden book, so the pages are about 6x8 inches. I cut the "bloom" word about 7 inches long, then I just put it vertically along the photo. Looks so fancy I love it! 

I cut the word out of pink watercolory print paper! Looks so delicate and pretty like a rose :) I found this photo of these gorgeous roses on Pinterest just to showcase them as my favorite flower! I bet they smell like heavennnn..

Maybe someday I'll have my own beautiful roses! Do you keep a garden journal? I can't wait to fill this up with pages and pages of pretty flowers! 

You can find this gorgeous cut file here! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


Mixing Cut Files // Sarah Bargo March 6, 2020 18:23

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun way to use a variety of cut files all at once! Recently I went to Arizona to see my family, and I wanted to scrap my photos asap so I didn't forget anything.. so I created a mini album! And for the first time ever, I made a 4x4 album and it was SO MUCH FUN!! All of the pages were 4x4 so I cut a bunch of different papers and cut files and just went to town and ended up with all of these cute little pages! Come on I'll show you some!

On this one I actually combined 2 cut files! These are the ones I used:

 

I just cut a folder out of patterned paper and then layered a flower right over the top of it!

I wanted to put the month "February" on a tag as the front cover, so I used the Month Script cut files!

 

And created this cute little cover tag:

Then I used the adorable flamingo in "Take Me to Paradise" to create this!

He's so cute I just love him! 

Then I used these:

 

to create these!

The folders are the perfect size to use as a full 4x4 page, and the "Summer Cards" are the perfect size to trim a little and lay it over top of a 4x4 page! 

 A pretty word looks perfect layered directly on top of a photo! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend :) I can't wait to finish creating my pages, then I can put them all together and have this chunky little stack of memories!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo


XOXO // by Sarah Bargo February 27, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps Sarah here! I love February because everything is about love and hearts and all those good things! Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean we can't scrap about our sweethearts, right? Love never goes out of season :) I created a layout in my travelers notebook about my kitty, Salem. I don't have very much scrapped about him so I better get busy!

I used the darling XOXO located in the "Cupids Arrow" cut files!

This was the most simple layout ever, because all I had to do was cut the xoxoxo out of cute paper, then clip it to my page! So adorable!

Sooo… do you ever feel like someone is watching you?... 

One day when I was scrappin, I had that feeling and looked over and saw this creepo starin at me lol! He makes me laugh so much, my little sidekick :)

Do you have a little sidekick that watches you craft? You should definitely do a page about it and use this darling cut file! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 


Happy New Year | Anna Blades January 3, 2020 07:00

Hi Justnick friends and Happy new year!! 

The brand new 2020 is here, a whole year full of possibilities!! 

Today I want to share with you this new year layout, which I made with the "Happy new year" cut file. I love the two different fonts, really pretty!

I covered the word "happy" with Nuvo gold glimmer paste. The celebration of the new year needs shine! I also scattered some tiny golden stars across the page. 

I also used The "Build a pointsetta" cut file, because we keep the Christmas decorations until january 6th. 

 

For this project I used the "Noel collection" from Felicity Jane Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you the best for this 2020 and may all your wishes come true.

 See you soon!


12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable! 

This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it! 

I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat! 

If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun! 

Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!

***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***

***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***

No purchase necessary, coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available for purchase after the discount code expires! 

Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone!

Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension. 

On the top corners I used the Leaf Cluster 3 and the Boho Florals 2 cut files. I backed all the leaves and flowers with patterned paper from Craft Consortium. 

The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.

Have a great week!

 


Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00

Hi crafty friends!

Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.

When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun. 

I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!

Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)

Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!

 

 


Let's go - Johanna Valayer June 6, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new TN layout for you ! 
For this layout I've chose the amazing "TN insert 1" cut file. 
I've chose 2 papers that matched with my picture, a cute pink paper and a beautiful orange one.
 
I've decided not to embellish too much as the pages were still busy with the cut file. 
On the left I only placed this cute car acrylic piece which matches perfectly to me ! 
On the right, I embellished my photo with some stickers and a piece of washi under the "our story" sticker. 
Finally, I've added some gold touches and a little stamping and that was done ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

Hi scrappy friends! It's Leslie on the blog today. I used the cut file called My Heart

I only use the word "Heart" and copied it unto my page 5 times, staggering them and then welding them together. This is what it looked like in my software.I used plain white smooth card stock. 

 

 

I decided I wanted to do some backing. and backed three of the "Heart" words with patterned paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I backed the first, third and fifth word. 

The rest went pretty quickly, I fussy cut one of the big floral clusters from one of the other patterned papers from the collections and nestled my photo between the cut file and the floral cluster.

Next, I scattered some of the enamel shapes around the layout and added some small chipboard pieces that fit into the little open spaces. Lastly I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine in the top right hand corner and added a roughly drawn border around the edge of the layout. 

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

If you are interested in watching the Process Video for this layout here is a link to my channel, Leslie Berner.

 

Enjoy!


STAY WILD | Nathalie DeSousa October 10, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there!

Nathalie back with you today with a new project using some of the Just Nick Studio cut files.   I love all things Fall, and as soon as Cat Martin (one of our past designers) released her new digital collection, Norwegian Wood.   The idea of building a forest scene/diorama came to my mind.

To create the frames that are in the background and around the page, i  used the Floral Corner and Graphic Frames cut files.

 

 

 

First i copy and welded a few of the Flower Corner cut file so that they form a square of flowers on the mat.  

 

 

Then i attached one of the Graphic Frames to the flower square and sent it to cut from white cardstock.   I cut two frames, one to fit the entire page, and a smaller one at about 2 inches shorter.

 

 

Before gluing pieces to the page, the smaller frame was use as a mask to add a bit of color (so that it match the tones in the collection)to the center of the page - I used VIcki Boutin Crayons for this-.  

 

 

Each frame was backed with colored vellum (also created with VIcki Boutin Crayons) and then a bit of foam adhesive was used to create the dimension on the page.   Since the background and frames are doing a lots of the work, just a few decorations from the collection were needed to complete this page.

 

Love how this turned out.   Sometimes all  it takes is a few cut files to translate your ideas into the perfect layout.  Remember to stop by JustNick Studio to check the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added weekly.

You can always contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

XO


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!


You're a Peach! Rachel Lowe June 18, 2018 07:00

 Hello Justnick friends!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout with a stunning background cut file.

I LOVE this Quatrefoil Background 2 cut file and it loses none of its effect re sizing it for a 8.5x11 inch layout!

  I have used the lovely collection by onecanoetwo Twilight.

 I re sized my cut file to 8.3x10.8 inches so I could have a small border of contrasting paper. I backed the cut file onto white card stock to provide a colour contrast.

Now it was time to pretty up my layout. I ensured I used darker coloured embellishments so they stood out against my background.

I created a vase of flowers using die cuts and arranging them as in my photo below. By adding the over sized word Blessed this is a lovely feature that draws the eye.

To frame my photo I have used the large floral cluster rom the die cut pack finished off with the super cute peach sticker.

I have foam taped many of the elements on my page to create some height and dimension to my layout.

 

 I finished my layout off by creating a banner, heart feature which I added some machine stitching to. Finally I added some fussy cut moths from one of the papers and added NUVO drops to the centre of my flowers, on the leaves and peach.

 

 The texture and visual impact a background cut file can create really adds a wow factor to your layout!

Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Happy cutting and creating!

Rachel

X

 

 


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!

 

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00



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!

 

 

 


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!

 

 


Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 3, 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!! 


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!

 

 


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.


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.

 

 


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! 


Come on Down | Jen McMurtrey March 7, 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 4, 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!

 

 


Tug At My Heart - Cat Martin February 16, 2018 15:45

It's a week of love here on the JustNick blog, and I'm definitely feeling it!  I really wanted to use some older products along with some new products to finally scrap some photos that I have been setting aside for quite awhile!  I used the very cute Heart Strings background cut file, as it was the perfect one for tucking photos in!

I didn't cut it very large, because I wanted to have some room for embellishments, but since I cut it out of navy blue paper it still stands out, and it matches well with the Main Squeeze collection from Crate Paper!  I love how this layout turned out.  It's a Valentines Day layout that is slightly different than usual layouts! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Three Times the Love | Jen McMurtrey February 3, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It is crazy that we are already welcoming February and since Valentine's Day is just over a week away, I decided to create a project using the fabulous Loads of Love file from the JustNick shop.

For the base, I used a mint green patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection that I painted with white gesso. Once that dried, I splattered it with various watercolors that match the colors in the rest of the layout.

After cutting out the Loads of Love on white card stock, I backed each letter with a different patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection. 

My black and white photo was cut down to fit behind the "O" in the largest part of the cut file.

I kept this layout very simple and only added a few die cuts around the photo and at the top of the page along with chipboard stars in a visual triangle above and below the cut file.

 

This is a great project to try when you are pressed for time - I was able to complete it in just over an hour one evening after work.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Starburst Layout! | Morgan Langley January 23, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "starburst" cut file and a sparkler picture I had from New Years! 

I turned the cut file vertical and backed it with papers from Pink Pasilee's "Turn the Page". It was easiest to use the white stars that the cameo cut out as templates for backing, cutting them a little larger and then gluing them behind. I added ephemera from the collection, splatter paints, sequins, and fussy cut stars from the 12x12 pad and the 6x6 pad. 

I love these positive speech bubbles from the 6x6 pad and thought they went perfect for this New Year's spread! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this fun cut file on the Just Nick Studios page! Follow me on instagram @morewithmorganl for more layouts! 


Love Love Love - Cathy Martin January 12, 2018 07:00

Hey everyone!!!  It's my first layout and blog post for 2018 for JustNick!  I swear, she's going to have to kick me to the curb to get me to leave!  Where I live, it's cold, the wind hurts my face, and there is slush and snow everywhere, so I decided I needed to channel a little sunshine into my page!

I used the Loads of Love cut file, and I cut it out of a pinky-peach ombre paper.  I was originally going to cut it out of white cardstock, but decided to use up some of the neglected  solid papers in my stash.  At this point I had no clue where I was going with it, only that I knew I wanted to put a picture in the largest O.  I used a SnapChat pic of my daughter and I, since I needed a small one, and the quality of the photo wasn't the greatest, so it was better to keep it small.  I then chose various fun patterned papers from my paper scraps stash.  I always love stash busting with Nicole's cut files!

I wasn't sure what background paper to use, but in the end I couldn't resist using the bright and friendly clouds!  My daughter also helped influence my background paper choice.  I only did a minimal amount of embellishing, since the page was already brimming with fun!  I am so happy with how seriously cute this page turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 

 


Cool Dude | Jen McMurtrey January 8, 2018 07:00

Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year is off to a fantastic start!

Today I'm going back to my love of mixed media with a fun boy-themed layout using the Doodle Frames and All Boy cut files from JustNick.

This project began with a photo of my son from 2004 when he was just three years old. When I showed my husband the picture, he suggested I get a current shot and use both. It is so funny because after 14 years he still has the same smirk and I was able to capture it perfectly.

One of my goals for 2018 is to destash my stash - I have so many wonderful collections of papers and embellishments that need to be used - so I pulled out the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this project.

First, I used molding paste and gesso with a paint brush and applied them both to the black and white patterned paper. Once that was dry I splattered it with blue, orange, and yellow watercolor paints because I knew I would be using those three colors.

The yellow frame was created using the Doodle Frames file with the sketch and cut feature on the Silhouette. I used white card stock and a black sketch pen to create the frame and then painted it with the same yellow watercolor from the paint splatters. I used foam squares to adhere the frame so it pops off the page. The photos were then placed using my ATG for the left picture and more foam squares for the one on the right. I love giving my pages lots of dimension.

Next are the title and stars, which were cut using the All Boy file. These were again cut using white card stock and then painted with the orange and blue watercolors from the background. These were adhered with a combination of glue and foam squares depending on where they fell on the layout.

The stars were clustered around both photos with numbers pulled from the embellishments in the CP collection to indicate Caleb's age at the time the pictures were taken.

I added a few more embellishments above and below the title as well as the hand-written dates. This is one of my favorite projects in a while and I hope you are inspired to create today.

Be sure to visit the JustNick shop today for these and many other awesome cut files!!


Let it Snow - Cathy Martin December 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everybody!  It's Cathy here and I'm back with a layout inspired by a winter scene.  I used the Frosted Windowpane cut file and created a layout about the lovely calmness of a winter morning.  This cut file is just lovely and I cut it out of white cardstock.  I decided to just back it with one colour of paper, but it could be backed with a multitude of papers as well to create an amazing ombre effect!

Since this cut file goes in the corner of a layout it was easy to figure out how to design my page! I just cut another paper on a diagonal and placed it in the opposite corner.  I also cut out a paper frame to encase my entire layout.  Overall I love the fun and whimsical scene created using this file along with embellishments that emphasized my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 


14 Days of Giveaways - Day 13 | Morgan Langley December 13, 2017 07:00 2 Comments

Welcome to Day 13 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

Today’s design – HOLIDAY TAGS 2 - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: TAGFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 13, 2017. 
No purchase necessary. Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

This cut file was SO fun to use! I cut the tags different sizes using a mix of kraft, white, and patterned card stock. Then I backed the cut outs with another scrap of paper and was ready to add some stitching accents! 

On some of the tags I used a ruler to mark straight, different sized lines with a pencil and then stitched them, some I stitched around the image, others I stitched snowflakes, and a couple I did some french knot stitches! 

I put thread or bakers twine through the hole of each tag and put adhesive so they would stay in position on my layout! 

For my background I just sewed on some scraps of Christmas paper with my sewing machine using a mix of white and red threads. I added my photo and some wood snowflakes and Christmas trees and then the layout was complete! 

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to get this file (HOLIDAY TAGS 2) today FREE with the code TAGFREE at checkout! Come back tomorrow for the 14th Day of giveaways! 


14 Days of Giveaways - Day 7 - Cathy Martin December 7, 2017 07:05 2 Comments

Hi everyone I'm up on the blog today and I'm using this gorgeous Joyful cut file!  Just for today you can get this cut file for free by using the code JOYFREE2  This really is a very lovely cut file, and even though it's part of Nicole's Christmas giveaway I decided to use it for a slightly different layout.  I used it for a winter layout, with a picture that was taken at the end of January.  Even the word Joy can be versatile, and if there is something that I cannot say enough about Nicole's cut files it is that they can be used in soooooo many ways!

For my layout I used a combination of products from the Snow and Cocoa collection as well as the Turn the Page collection.  It might seem like a bit of a strange pairing but there were some overlapping color schemes that helped me bring in more colors than just pink and teal.  I used the offset feature in Silhouette Studio to create an outline for the cut file.  I then used patterned paper to cut out the outline and white paper for the middle.  Propping it all up with foam gave just the right amount of dimension and interest!  I am so happy with the simplicity and sense of wonder and joy that comes across through all the elements. 

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you go and grab your free cut file, and don't forget to stop by each day for the next 7 days for more cut files and inspiration!

 

 


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.

To create this 8 1/2 x 11 project, I used the Card Sentiments 3 and the Hearts 2 files from the JustNick shop along with the Elle's Studio Family Fun collection.

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

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a colorful layout I created using the "Shattered Polygon" cut file! This cut file can be used in so many different ways so it is perfect! 
      I cut the file from a piece of paper from the "Oh my Heart" Pink Paislee collection and backed it onto a piece of white card stock. Then I used the negatives from the file and cut pieces of paper paper to fill in the polygon. 
     I wanted to make my background to be fun, so I extended some of the sections into the background by choosing a coordinating color and water coloring an extension of that section going off the page. Once it dried, I went in with that same color and did some splatters for added texture. On the sections I didn't water color in, I added splatters with the coordinating color. 
    To add even more texture I used some light blue vellum, cut three of the different shapes inside the cut file, added in seed beads and sequins, and then sewed it onto the layout. 
     I also added some stamping onto different sections of the polygon. I did some different fonts of ampersands, little V's for Violet's name, numbers, and some flowers.
     I love how this layout turned out and how colorful it is! Make sure to follow Just Nick and myself @morewithmorganl on Instagram for more crafty posts! Thank you for stopping by! 

Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 1, 2017 07:00

      Hey guys it's Morgan here! Today I am sharing a fun fall layout I made! November has started and it is getting chilly! I used a photo from my homecoming this year and I used the sunflower and pumpkin from the "Sights of Fall" cut file! 
     This cut file is SO fun and fall! I used those adorable leaves on the last layout I created and they are so versatile! 
     For my pumpkin I used a Michaels hot buy paper pad with neutrals and wood grain to back my cut file. Then I added some neutral buttons for texture. I also fussy cut the pink, red, and rose gold flowers from Pink Pasilee "Oh my Heart" collection and added them around the layout since they matched our dresses in the picture! 
     I added some splatter paint to the background using yellow, orange, and red watercolors! I like adding a little something to plain white backgrounds and it is a super easy technique! 
    Thank you so much for stoping by! Make sure to follow Just Nick on Instagram and me @morewithmorganl for lots of scrappy posts! 

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 2, 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!