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Love In Bloom | Claudia van Rooijen January 17, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here and today I'm sharing a layout with you I created using the Crate Paper Hello Love collection and the Fancy Floral Ring cut file. I'm personally not someone who really does anything for Valentines Day but I always love the collections that come out for it because the color scheme is right up my alley. ;)

I decided to use white cardstock for the cut file so that I could then back the florals with the pink ombre paper from the collection. 

I used some gold glittered paper for the middle part of the florals to add some pops of gold and interest to the layout - you can never really go wrong with a touch of gold.

I fussy cut some florals out of the floral paper and placed them on the inside of the circle - the florals in this collection are so pretty!

For my title I used a mix of leftovers to try and create a more interesting looking title. 

I then added some embellishments from the sticker sheet such as a few arrows and gold glitter hearts to finish off my layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and hope that you will have a wonderful day.

Xo Claudia


Happy snow / Nastya Efimenko January 15, 2020 07:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko and my snow layout.

I used 2 different cut files. The first cut file - Snowflakes

And the second cut file  - Word 4  . I chose the word "Happy "

I attached each letter with paper, then attached them to the background using foam adhesive.

Thank´s so much for looking! ♥

 


My Goal for 2020 // Sarah Bargo January 9, 2020 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Happy New Year! Do you have any goals for this year? So I fell upon this adorable movie called "Becoming Jane." It's about Jane Austen and I absolutely fell in love! I realized that I had never actually read any of her books, so that is my big goal for 2020! I am going to read all of her books and write about each one in my new "Jane Journal!" Nothing major, just maybe do a cute spread about each one, maybe jot down my favorite quotes and whatnot.. kindof my very own book club :) It's totally going to have an old vintage vibe! So here is my first spread in my travelers notebook "Jane Journal!"

I used 2 different cut files for this one, a darling coffee & tea one called "You Had Me At" and a beautiful "Script Font!" I thought a tea cup would be so cute and fitting, so I framed my photo with it! 

I just love the little steamy swirls coming up so cute! I saw this font and thought oh my gosh that just reminds me of a pretty handwriting that Jane might have had, so I cut her name out and scrawled it up the page like she signed it :)

I can already tell that I'm going to have so much fun with this, I haven't done anything "vintagey" in a long time! 

I adore reading and getting lost in a good book! I'm so excited I hope I can reach my goal! If you would like to join me in doing this challenge, make sure you tag me so I can see your cute journals! Lets use the hashtag #sbjanejournal so we can share idears!

Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

 

 


This Year | Kelly Barron January 7, 2020 07:00

Hello everyone! I hope that your holidays were wonderful and filled with many good memories. Today I have a TN spread to share using the This Year cut file. I love to use cut files as titles, and for this spread I am documenting my favorite books from last year.

 

To create this spread I used the sweet Dear Lizzy collection titled She's Magic. My TN is pretty thick and there are a few more books that I'd like to document, so I tried to keep this relatively flat. 

Since I separated the title I erased the line underneath the word using the eraser tool. If this seems intimidating to you, it's an easy cut file to use your scissors and separate them. 

Underneath the title was the perfect space to place an embellishment. I fussy cut the tea cup and the book from a piece of patterned paper, and then layered a heart sticker on top.

For the right side of the spread, I fussy cut the library card and then ran it through my typewriter for the journaling. It's a bit wonky, but I think it adds to the character of the spread. A few more stickers complete this page and I succeeded in keeping this relatively flat!

 

Be sure and stop by the Just Nick store and see all of the new cut files. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that this inspires you to create!


Happy New Year | Claudia van Rooijen January 6, 2020 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you sharing a layout created using the Shattered Windowpanes cut file and a mixture of older Crate Paper collections.

I am documenting my goals for 2020 so I figured this cut file would be nice to use with it since it provides a grid design which is perfect for documenting the new year resolutions.

I used some thickers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection for the numbers.

 

Then I cut out some squares to fit within some of the others out of white paper (I used the back side of some 6" scraps for this) to write my actual goals on. I honestly never do journaling on my pages (especially not handwritten) because I just don't like my handwriting but for this layout I decided to make an exception.

The last thing I added were some black / gold stars to create a little more interest, I felt like this really made it all come together.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope 2020 has been off to a great start for you!

Xo Claudia

 


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!


This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00

Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you!  Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout.  In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal.  I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year.  So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020.  Let's take a closer look.

I used three different cut files.  I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections.  You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.

I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color!  After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest.  I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.

Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop!  I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.

I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.

I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020.  This helps me look forward to the new year!  :)

Here are the cut files used:

This Year

Banner Essentials

Polaroids

I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day.  I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too.  May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.

Majken


Cute Friendship | Claudia van Rooijen December 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! Claudia here with you with the last layout of the year - I truly can't believe how fast this year has flown by!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Rosette Background cut file and the beautiful Pick Me Up collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from a few years ago.

As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use this beautiful ombre paper with the cut file - I really love this color!

Since the collection has a lot of fun colors and I wanted to bring most of them in, I decided to pull out some black and white photos to create a nice contrast. I thought these photos of my cats Joey and Mickey were adorable so how could I not scrap them? 

 

I've been really loving shaped paperclips these days - they are a great way to add interest to any project and I always love an extra touch of gold!

I added some layering behind one of the photos and for the other one I simply used a die cut frame and added some foam tape behind it to add some more dimension to my layout.

The 'Cute' letters are actually from an older Maggie Holmes collection but I figured they would still work quite well with the layout since I wanted to add a little bit of black to it to create more contrast.

Lastly I pulled out this colorful triangle paper from the collection and used it as a border for my layout.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout. I wish you all a very happy and crafty new year! :-)

Xo Claudia


Something to Remember | Vicki Parker December 27, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my layout using the Fallen Snow cut file available in store here.

 

 

 

I have lots of bauble stickers and acetate pieces from a recent Hip Kit and I wanted to use them up, so I thought this would be the perfect excuse - lots of hanging things! I started by adding some drips of a blue Shimmerz paint down the page and painting the snowflakes lightly in the same colour.

 

 

I stuck the cut file to the top of the page and then using foam, I raised the snowflakes before sticking them to add some dimension.

 

 

I then pulled out the baubles and added them to the top or from the bottom of the paint drips to look like they were hanging from them.

 

 

I also used some acetate snowflakes to add to the theme. My photo was mounted on some blue cardstock and tucked into a snowflake. And that's it, the final layout - I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file on a winter layout. Until next time...

 


Holiday tags | Anna Blades December 24, 2019 07:00

Hi Justnick friends!!

Anna here with you today! Are you ready for Santa's visit? Today I want to share with you this easy way to embellish your presents with this beautiful "Holiday Tags" cut file in just a few minutes.

You can cut a bunch of tags in a cardstock with your cutting machine and tie them with a pretty ribbon.

I used red, white and green cardstock to match my wrapping paper (And also my Christmas tree ;P) I cut some tags with the details and others only the outline for backing.

I think they look very cute.  And just for the record, these are not fake presents!!

I wish you all a magic Christmas Eve and if you have been nice maybe tomorrow you will find presents like these under your Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!


Snowflakes // Sarah Bargo December 21, 2019 15:30

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here with a fun little junk journal to share with you using the gorgeous large Snowflakes cut file!

I saw these snowflakes and knew that I wanted to have them sticking out of a mini album immediately lol! They are so pretty!

The cover of the mini is actually a Sugar Paper gift bag I bought at Target, I love stars so much I couldn't wait to use this as a book! It looks super dreamy paired up with these gorgeous snowflakes :)

Tied everything together with some pretty yarn and then tied a tag on just to add some sparkle..

Aren't snowflake just the prettiest things ever?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!

 


Joy | Majken Pullin December 20, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you on this fun Friday.  How fun was the 12 Days of Giveaways?  If you didn't get the 12 holiday cut files for free on the day they were offered, you can still purchase them in the store to create your holiday projects.

I'm sure in the Christmas spirit, and today I'm sharing a layout I created with a cut file meant for a card - Holiday Cards 2.  Just goes to show that you don't have to use cut files only for what they were envisioned for!  Let's take a peek:

 

I've used the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas.  After sizing my "card" cut file larger to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" background, I cut it out with my Cameo.  As I was trying to decide what paper to back the circle in, I realized I wanted to use all the papers from the 6" x 6" paper pad...ha!  So I cut many strips of several of the papers and decided to create a basketweave of them.  I used this fun multi-patterned background behind my cut file open area.  It does a great job showcasing the "joy" from the cut file!

I put my two photos in the bottom left of the cut file paper on the 8 1/2" x 11" dark green cardstock.  I outlined that with white distressed cardstock and sewed around the edge using gold thread. 

I used a bit of red ink and a water pen to give the distressed edges some color and dimension against the 12" x 12" white cardstock base.  Then I cut up the background paper with the different rectangles to lay them over gold floss.

I added some stickers and that super-cute hedghog that I fussycut.

Here's the cut file up close:

Holiday Cards 2

I hope you get some holiday inspiration from today's layout, and I hope you have a very merry All-The-Holidays spent with those you love.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays!

Majken


Santa | Kelly Barron December 17, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and I have a fun layout to share today using the Christmas Tree  cut file. 

Every year I take my kids to see Santa and I have an album of layouts documenting their visit to Santa. It is one of my most cherished albums.

To create this layout I first backed the cut file with glitter and patterned paper. The smaller ornaments on the cut file cut separately, but I decided to leave them off and use my stash of enamel dots to decorate the tree. 

The final touches for the layout included a few stickers and twine wrapped around the photo. I did pop one of the ornaments up with foam squares for a bit of added dimension. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this layout inspires you to create something like it did for me. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


12 Days of Giveaways Day 12 | Claudia van Rooijen December 12, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello scrappy friends! Claudia here and it's Day 12 of our 12 Days of Givaways. 

Today's freebie is the Christmas Tree cut file: 

Use the code TREE4FREE during checkout to get this cut file for free.
The code is only valid on December 12th, 2019 until midnight CST.

For my layout I'm using a photo taken during Christmas last year of me, my mom and my grandmother. I created this layout with the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection which is one of my favorite winter/Christmas collections as I adore the colors.

I spent quite a lot of time layering this cut file but I think the end result was well worth it. In some parts I layered some vellum on top of patterned paper which is not something I had done before but I really love the look of it.

If you back a lot of cut files I can definitely recommend having a gold glittered paper in your stash (or any other glitter paper if gold is not your thing) because it will look good on pretty much all cut files.

I had a lot of fun embellishing this layout and am happy with the way it turned out.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!

Xo Claudia

 


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 10 | Vicki Parker December 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi friends, it's Vicki here with you today to share my latest layout.  Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday for 12 days. Today's freebie is the On The List cut file which is so much fun. Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

 

 

This is the layout I made using the cut file....

 

 

Fun right? I arranged the cutfile over the whole page and cut it from a patterned paper. Then I backed the letters and 'Naughty' with some Christmas coloured patterned papers, adding back in the centre of letters where needed.

 

 

It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used a star stencil to add some small stars with white texture paste around the page.

 

 

I then used some dark cardstock and Christmas embellishments to frame my photos of me being silly! 

 

 

And that's how it came together! I love this cutfile and if you want to know how to get it for free, read on....

Enter the code: LISTFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10th at 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 in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks for looking, until next time....

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!

That's the layout I created with this cut file:

Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.

I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.

I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here's how you can get your free cut file:

Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refund will be given. The design will still be available in the Justnick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!

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!


12 Days of Giveaways Day 3 | Kelly Barron December 3, 2019 07:30

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a December Documented page that I created using this fun Holiday Tree cut file. 

This cut file is so fun and would look amazing as the focal point on a layout. I chose to use this as a filler page in my December Documented album and love the way that it turned out.

To start, I opened up the file in my Silhouette software, and created a rectangle in the size of my filler page (6.25 in x 8.25 in). I then opened up the file, and removed the Happy Holidays sentiment for sizing. Since I backed the cut file with a busier patterned paper and a transparency, I knew that the letters needed to be as large as possible for readability.

 I am still enjoying creating my own transparencies using my laminator. Refer to this post for details on how I have created some transparencies to use for my projects. On this transparency I used tinsel glitter by Recollections. While it doesn't quite look like the tinsel that was once commonly placed on Christmas trees, it gave me the nostalgic feel of decorations in the past. 

It's hard to see the glitter due to the glare of the transparency, but in person it is noticeable and a fun element behind the cut file.

Once I adhered the transparency to the cut file, I lightly adhered it to the patterned paper. Then, I machine stitched around the edge with white thread. For the finishing touches, I sprinkled clear sequins around the page and added a chipboard star to the top. 

Be sure and grab the Holiday Tree cut file at the Just Nick  shop for free today only. 

***Enter the code: TREE2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.***

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2019. 

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 in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

I hope that you have a great day! Be sure and check back tomorrow for another free cut file. 


12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00

Hello and welcome to the celebration!  Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files.  I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway.  Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).

Gingerbread House

Here is the project I created with this fun file! 

Gingerbread House Day

This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it.  I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.

Isn't the roof so much fun?!  I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers. 

I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!

I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.

The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.

How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?

Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file!  Here is how:

***Enter the code: GINGERFREE at checkout to get this design for free.***
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2019 at 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 in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

 

Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway!  Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!

Majken


Home sweet Home / Nastya Efimenko November 30, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! Nastya here and my new layout about our new home ♥

 

I created it using the file Home Sweet Home

Of the three houses I chose a house with a heart and used different sizes.

Also I applied the title from this file.

See you soon!

 


Today is a Good Day to be Happy | Majken Pullin November 29, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  It's Majken today here with you on the JustNick Studio blog, and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today where I've hand-stitched my cut file title. Here is my layout.

Today is a Good Day to be Happy

I have a tutorial on how to create a stitch file from a cut file with the Silhouette Cameo here.  Today's method was a little different in that I cut the inside of the "Happy" and the stitch holes on the outside edge to then stitch the outside. Here's what that looked like in Silhouette Studio.

Happy

In the above example, I released the compound path and removed the inside pieces so that only the word outline would cut.  My stitch holes were created by creating an offset of "Happy" and then proceeding to add the periods to the offset.  You will need to make sure your offset is large enough for the stitching to not tear through the edges.

After I cut "Happy" and the stitch holes, I stitched with embroidery thread and then backed the title with the fun patterned paper from Bella Blvd "Squeeze the Day" collection!

Happy

Happy

I also sprinkled some black ink and enamel hearts and stickers on the layout, and included a heart from Basic Hearts to pair with the smaller hearts from the collection.

Basic Hearts

My photo area needed a bit more of a boost, so I cut out a Scalloped Flowers to use in the mat area.

Scalloped Flowers

Here are the cut files I used for today's project:

Happy

Basic Hearts

Scalloped Flowers

I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Majken

Majken Pullin


Remember | Vicki Parker November 28, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout using one of the brand new November cut files.

 

 

I loved the Remember cut file straight away - you can find it in the store here.

 

 

I started by backing each letter with a paper from Pretty Little Studio that has a gradient starting with pale pink and ending with an orangey tone - it worked really well and I used the reverse of the paper to add a strip down one side of the cut file. This added some contrast on the 'Flamingo' cardstock.

 

 

I added some fussy cut leaves, some floral die cuts and a chipboard pumpkin along with a cute rainbow to embellish.

 

 

I finished with some splatters of gold after adding my photo backed with some vellum.

 

 

I hope my layout gives you some inspiration for using this fabulous cut file which I think would also be great to scrap veterans. Until next time...

 


Snowman | Kelly Barron November 27, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a page that I made for my December documented album. I created my own transparency layer and then layered the snowman on top.

I started out with this adorable Snowman cut file. 

I backed the hat with a paper that has a velvet-like texture, and added red stickles to the berries. To make his mouth, I used embroidery floss and created some french knots for added texture. Black enamel dots made the perfect eyes and buttons to finish him off. 

I created the transparency using my laminator and some sequins. I cut the laminating sheet to size, sprinkled some sequins on the inside, and then ran it through the laminator. I also tried this with glitter and embossing powder with great results as well. 

To cover up the stitching, I cut the outline of the snowman and adhered it to the back of the transparency. I did use red line tape because I wanted to make sure that it would not come off the transparency.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, and I hope that this inspires you to use some of the festive Just Nick cut files in your December projects.


How Sweet This Is | Claudia van Rooijen November 26, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! Claudia here with another layout I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection.

For this layout I'm using the beautiful Remember Floral cut file.

I cut it from white cardstock and then mounted it with a watercolor background paper from the collection.

I knew I wanted it to mostly feature pink and yellow.

I placed a few of the phrase stickers that I felt applied to my photo (a selfie of me and Amy during one of our walks in August).

It's quite a simple layout but I really wanted the cut file to be the main focus of the layout so I felt that it didn't need a ton of embellishing and only added a few small things here and there.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout!

Xo Claudia


It's a Wonderful Life / Sarah Bargo November 25, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! I have a fun new layout to share with you today using the Snowflakes Background cut file! It is one of my favorite cut files, I just love it! 

I struggle sometimes with large layouts, that's why I love using large cut files, they make 12x12 layouts so simple to make!

Just add a few stickers and embellishments and you're all set! These snowflakes have so many darling little details! 

This is definitely one I'll keep using time and time again :) What is your favorite type of cut file to use?

Thank you so much for stopping by!


THANKFUL | Nathalie DeSousa November 22, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our American friends.  This time of the year always bring lots of reflection, love and gratitude, and what better way to documenting than to create a scrapbook layout using some of the JustNick Studio cut files.

 

 

 

Our biggest blessing are our kids.  So i wanted to make them the highlight of this page.  I started by creating the background with a bit of handstitching and using the Compressed Chevron background as a stitching guide.

 

 

 

I chose embroidery floss that will match the colors in the Maggie Holmes Heritage collection for the background, and watched a few Christmas movies while i finished detailing the lines.

 

 

 

I set the picture in place and added embellishments to create the clusters on the page.   I then used the Card Sentiments 3 cut file to  cut the "thankful"  from a piece of Vicki Boutin Foundation paper and then added a bit of shine by coloring it with Gold Glaze.

 

 

The title was attached with a bit of foam adhesive to the page, and then all was left to do was add some journal lines and embellishments to complete this page.

 

 

I hope that this has inspired you to document your gratitude using some of Just NIck Studio beautiful cut files.

 

Til Next time,

 


All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!

 I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life! 

I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!

I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!

Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you! 

 

 


Autumn / Efimenko Nastya November 13, 2019 09:33

Hello everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.
I want to share with you my layouts in my traveler's notebook about our autumn using a few cut files.

Very beautiful file - TN Fall Feeling

I used the Title Welcome autumn and cut the leaves with scissors from the TN fall file.

In these two layouts I used a Leaf Cluster 2 file

So same I used everywhere file - Planner tabs

Thank´s so much for looking!

 


Thankful | Kelly Barron November 12, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you using the new Thankful cut file. 

For this spread I used Paige Evan's new collection Truly Grateful collection. To start, I cut out the file with white cardstock, and then backed each letter and heart with a different patterned paper. 

I machine stitched around the border and lifted the edges up for a bit of dimension. 

To balance out the many colors on the right side, I added a few flowers in the corner of my photo. I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the cut file is backed with multiple patterns and colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick  store to see all of the amazing cut files that have been added. I'm sure you can find something to spark your creativity. Have a great day!

 

 


XOXO | Vicki Parker November 8, 2019 07:00

Hi friends, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using one of the fabulous cut files in the store.

 

 

This one uses the XOXO background cut file which can be found in the store here.

 

 

I started by adding some hearts to my layout using some texture paste and then some Lindy's Magicals sprays over those areas to add colour to the white background.

 

 

Next, I backed several of the XOs on the cut file with some papers from Jen Hadfield and Dear Lizzy in coordinating colours. The black text on the Jen Hadfield paper set off the black and white photos that I was planning to use.

After backing all of the larger XOs, I adhered the whole cut file to the page.

 

It was then a case of embellishing with florals fussy cut from the Dear Lizzy She's Magic collection and a few stickers as well as the two photos that I tucked under the cut file.

 

 

I hope it gives you some inspiration for using this cut file, thank you so much for looking! Until next month.....

 


Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"!  Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today.  I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again.  The colors are just so lovely!

Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.

I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo.  Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection.  The colors are so lovely!  With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.

Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.

For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.

I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.

Here are the cut files:

Leaf Background 2

You make My Heart Smile

You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here.  I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend!  Have a great day!

Majken

 


Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00

Hi there! 

Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.

Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.

 

As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border.  This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.

In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.

For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.

And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!

See you soon,


Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00

Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.

 

I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots. 

I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.

To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!


Happy Fall! // Sarah Bargo October 29, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here and I wanted to share with you a pretty little pumpkin card that I made with 2 different cut files, Fall TN and Sights of Fall! I just love sending handmade cards to people that are special to me! There's nothing like getting something that was handmade with love to make you feel special ;)

This is the front, I used pumpkin cut file from the Sights of Fall set, it is the cutest! 

I brushed a creamy shimmery watercolor onto the pumpkin and then added some pretty leaves and starry tulle at the stem!

On the inside, I used the fall word from the Fall Travelers Notebook cut file, it's so pretty layered over a doily and some rose gold rub on flowers!

I just love fall, everything is so beautiful and cozy :)

Do you make cards for the people you love? Next time you want to get creative but don't have much time, whip out a couple of cards and drop them in the mail, you are sure to make someones day! 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Sarah

 

 


Fall Days | Majken Pullin October 26, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today!  I'm so glad you join us today on the JustNick Studio blog.  Even here in South Texas, we're feeling the early stages of fall.  I love the colors of fall, even if I don't get to see them often! 

Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Autumn Windowpanes cut file.  What's great about a grid cut file is that it simplifies the planning for your project because it divides your project area naturally.  Let's take a look at one way to use the cut file.

I first sized the cut file to approximately 11"x11" and then cut it out of the pretty green patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market collection. My base is white textured cardstock, and I decided to sew the grid and also pop it up with 3D foam squares for texture and dimension.

Then the easy part!  I cut a few squares slightly larger than the grid to put in the empty spaces, and I also backed a couple of the leaf files.

After that, I placed my photo on some burlap for additional texture.

Then I added some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.

What will you use the cut file to create?  We'd love to see your projects, so make sure you share them with us and tag us on Instagram! 

Autumn Windowpanes

Enjoy your weekend, and have fun creating!

Majken


Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one. 

Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns. 

So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda". 

I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border. 

For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.

For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.

I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!


Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00

Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout! 

This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival! 

I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!

I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol! 

I also included some hidden jouraling..

I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.

Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!

 

xoxo Sarah


Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00

Hello Justnick friends!

Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page. 

As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic. 

The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.

Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design. 

I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?

I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today. 

See you soon! 


Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today.  My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade.  Let's take a look!

Rad All Boy Wonky Star Background

My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock.  In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file. 

You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares.  It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout.  I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper.  I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout. 

For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile".  I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.

With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.

I used:

All Boy

Wonky Star Background
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog!  You can grab other background cut files here.  There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!

Have a great weekend,

Majken


Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file. 

Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.

After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest. 

To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00

Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.

I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.

I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.

After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!

I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).

I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.

Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!

Xo Claudia

 


OUR STORY | Nathalie DeSousa October 4, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new project that is all about my family.  Once in a while  I like to create covers for my albums, and the newest word cut files from JustNick studio were perfect to create a new cover.

 

 

I wanted to frame the cover page, so i used the Floral Corner cut file to create the floral frame for the page.  I copy and rotated the file so that i had a piece on each corner and weld them all together.  

 

 

 

I cut the frame out of smooth white cardstock and attached it to the background using a bit of foam adhesive so that it gives dimension to the page.

 

 

 

To create the title of the page i used the Story cut file to create the "Our Story" cut out from white cardstock.  Each letter was then backed with papers from the new Pebbles' This is Family collection.

 

 

Once i set the title on the page, i added a picture of my family and added a few clusters of ephemera and stickers around the title and picture.  To finish the page, i cut two of the smaller images from the Beautiful Butterflies cut file, glue them together and pop them at the bottom of the page.

 

I love how this project turned out, and it was so easy to put together using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files; so make sure to check them all out.  Remember to contact me with any questions on how this came together.

xo,

 


Together | Vicki Parker October 3, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you again and today I have a layout using the Big Wheel cut file.

 

 

It looks like this and can be found in the store here.

 

 

I started by using some Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and backing the circles with spokes with different papers. For the open circles, I decided to paint the cut out with some Shimmerz and add them back into the open circles. I used the same paint to add some colour underneath the large wheels on the cut file.

 

 

 

I popped the cut file up on foam to add some extra dimension before adding a few embellishments around the photo and the circles. I layered the photo with some paper and vellum and finally added an acrylic title from Bramble Fox.

 

 

I am so happy with the final layout, I hope you find inspiration from it. Until next time....

 


Happy autumn / Nastya Efimenko October 1, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone! This is Nastya Efimenko.

I want to share with you my new layout in my Traveler`s Notebook  about my autumn day.

I used the beautiful file – Leaf background

Some leaves I filled the scrapbooking papers and cut him in half with scissors.

I also added a sticker and chipboard title and covered it with embossing.

Thank´s so much for looking!

 


Memories | Vicki Parker September 30, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today with my latest layout using the gorgeous Leafy Floral cut file, the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and some Shimmerz.

 

 

I started by cutting the Leafy Florals which you can find in the store here on white cardstock.

 

 

I had the idea to layer it on top of the wreath paper in the unforgettable collection to add lots of dimension. I painted it using some Shimmerz paints in coordinating colours.

 

 

I added some Shimmerz behind the photo which is layered on some papers from the collection to extend the colour around the layout.

 

 

I used foam pads to lift the cut file off the page to give it prominence and added some further florals and butterflies around the page. I am so happy with how it turned out - I hope it gives you some inspiration. Until next time...

 


Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.

The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.

I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.

 

I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.

 

 

Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!

Xo Claudia


Introvert | Majken Pullin September 23, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today, and I'll let you in on a fun serendipity...it's my birthday!  So I thought I'd share a little more about myself - I'm an introvert!  I think introverts are highly misunderstood, but I think more people than you think fall into this category.

My layout today is super-colorful and fun - a counterbalance to what's often considered "introverted".  Take a look!

I decided to put "introvert" front and center on this layout.  I used Type It Alpha to weld together the stacked word. Here's a quick tutorial on welding letters if you are interested in the basics, and below is what my final cut file looked like after I arranged the letters so that each layer had at least one overlapping letter on the next layer.

Here are the basic steps how to create these letters:

  1. Trace the Type It Font and copy the letters you plan to use to a new file space.
  2. Size them how large you'd like them.
  3. Since these are solid letters, select the letters and create an offset so you have an outline.
  4. Arrange your letters so they overlap a bit, at least one on each layer.
  5. Optional:  Copy/paste the unwelded letters over onto the side or a new file so you can use them for cutting the inside of the letters separately if you wish.
  6. Weld the letters.

For my layout, I used the Simple Stories "Oh Happy Day" - it's such a burst of color and happiness!  I cut the phrase outline I created using black cardstock - it makes all those colors pop!  After spritzing some black ink spray on white cardstock and letting it dry, I backed my letters with a floral patterned paper from the collection.

I tucked the photo area to the side of the word and used some embellishments and stickers from the collection.

Here's another example of using this fun alphabet cut file, and here is the Type It Alpha:

Type It Alpha

The alphabet cut files are so versatile and can be used in so many ways!  And you can make them bold for a fun title.  I hope you are inspired to grab an alphabet or two from the JustNick Studio shop!

Have a great day!

Majken


Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.

Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me. 

I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!