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Together | Michelle Whorwood April 22, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! 

Michelle here with a new layout featuring the Butterfly Background 2 cut file.  As soon as I saw this file I wanted to use on it a layout as it is so pretty and whimsical. We recently had this family photo taken at my youngest daughters' 5th birthday party and I wanted a cut file that would frame my photo and add some background detail which the butterflies do perfectly.  Here is my layout:

I wanted to make my layout as pretty and whimsical as possible so I added a bit of mixed media to my background patterned paper by using a Shimmers Raspberry Sherbert Paste-eez texture paste applied with a credit card as well as adding some mint and gold mist.  I then added the Butterfly cut file cut out on white cardstock and then added some navy patterned paper to the larger butterflies.  I love the way the butterflies look on the textured background and how the white pops on it as well.  I then added some layers of pink, mint and yellow patterned papers and ephemera from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection and then matted the patterned paper background back onto some white cardstock and added some machine stitching to create more texture to my page. 

Close ups:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you have enjoyed my layout using this gorgeous butterflies background.

 

 


Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00

Hello hello hello!  It's Cat here back with another layout!  I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!.  I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper.  I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing!  I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file.  My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre.  The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!

 

 


Bubble Blowing Fun | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 20, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today. I have an awesome layout to share today. This one has a photo of my daughter at 15. She had just learned how to blow bubbles with her bubble gum. Of course, after learning how, she was chewing gum and blowing bubbles all the time. I thought it would be fun to use lots of circles in my design to put the emphasis on the bubbles. I selected the Protozoa Background and selectively backed only a few of the circles.

I used a sheet of acetate to back my cut file. The acetate sheet had lots of colorful circles on it as well. I created my title by mixing the Outline Alpha  and the Script Font digital cut files. I backed the outline alpha letters with a marbled pattern paper that reminded me of bubble gum.

Here is a closer look...

I framed my photo with the Round and Round cut file, adding even more circles to my design.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick store.


Hello Love April 18, 2017 07:00

Hi everybody. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout. Every once in a while, I like to get messy and when I say messy, I really mean it. By the time I completed this layout, my fingers were stained purple and teal. What a pretty combination! 

For this layout, I used the Kaleidoscope cut file. This looks so pretty inked up.

I decided to use the digital cut file as a stencil and embellishment for my layout.

I used Clique Kit's April kit to decorate my layout once the mist was dry.

I used a few floral stamps by Altenew complete the layout. The layout looked like it needed more so I pulled out my stamps and started stamping and cutting the images from patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a great week!


Hello Gorgeous | Michelle Whorwood April 07, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with a new layout featuring some more of the gorgeous Just Nick Cut files.  I honestly just cannot get enough of them. They are so easy to use and love them for layering and adding interest to my page!

I have two of the newer cut files on my layout today.  Firstly, I have the Floral Swag which I have used to frame the photo of my two girls.  I love how this looks white on white with just a pop of colour in the floral centres.  It also complements my flowers that I have added to my layout as well.  Next I have created my title using another cut file called Hello Spring.  My gosh I love this one, BUT it isn't spring time here in NZ as we are going into Autumn but I didn't let that stop me and so I have cut the whole file out but fussy cut out the 'Spring' section and used the 'Hello' as part of my title.  I also  backed it in the same colour patterned paper that I have used for the Floral Swag.  I love how easy it is to adapt the Just Nick Cut files to work with the theme I am scrapbooking.  

Here are some close ups:

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my layout with the Just Nick Cut Files today.  

Take care

T


Hey Gorgeous | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 06, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today. I have a sweet layout to share using one of the newest cut files in the store. When I saw the gorgeous new Butterfly Background 2 digital cut file I could not wait to use it. I love the delicate butterflies. This cut file is perfect for Spring photos, but I thought it would also be lovely with a photo of my adventurous daughter. 

Here is a better look at those amazing butterflies...

To form my title, I combine the Hey speech bubble from the Girl Power digital cut file with a rubber charm with the word Gorgeous. This was cut pretty small. If you are having difficulties cutting items with your electronic machine try cutting it twice. I find I can get a better cut with a so so blade if I cut it twice.

Here are the cut files I used ...


If you are interested in watching my YouTube process video here you go ...


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out all the new cut files in the JustNick Store.


Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26

Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!!  I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles!  So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine.  I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock.  I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper.  I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open.  I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with!  I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design.  I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 


Hello Spring planner setup March 31, 2017 07:00

Hello!!! I'm so excited to be sharing my project for today. Which is really just an alternative idea because my printer is acting really strange and I don't have any photos to use for a layout ha! But I like what I did instead so it's still win-win! :) I hope you will like it as much as I do.

I used this really cute flower cut files (Basic Flowers) to make some paper clips (and a sort of shaker paper clip too!).

I said sort of a shaker paper clip because it doesn't shake that much lol! I cut the circle too tight and I didn't have much room for a teeny tiny foam tape to add height to the first layer of the shaker clip. I know what I'd need to do so it'll be a "real" shaker clip next time.

I also used the "Hello Spring" cut file but only used the word "hello". Originally, I thought of using one of my A5 planners. But the colors didn't match well so I used my personal teal and white from Webster's Pages instead.

I use this personal planner for things all about home (bills, savings, meals and other miscellaneous stuff for the home).

I made an envelope too, for bills money etc. I just used a clip as closure (just because I couldn't find my white velcro tape).

I just love the colors and florals! I am not a fan of purple but it's one of the colors that come to mind when you say "Spring". This isn't really Easter themed but more on the flowers of Spring.

Look how cute these clips are! They're like flowers in a garden!

That's all for me today.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone!

Cut files used:

Basic Flowers

Hello Spring

Happy crafting,


Happy Spring | Tarrah McLean March 30, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a Spring themed layout to share with you using some pretty Doodle Flowers cut files!

Doodle Flowers is the cut file I have used from the Just Nick store to cut out the flowers on this layout!

I used the Simple Stories Fresh Air collection for this layout about my niece out in the garden one day! Cutting the Doodle Flowers from different papers and at different sizes, brings in lots of variety and adds lots of interest to my page!  

A couple of whimsical wood veneer pieces really add to the garden theme I have going on here...I love the colour they bought to the layout as well as the dimension! 

A couple of resin embellishments I have had in my stash forever also made it on to this layout! I nearly always have to add a flair button and this layout is no exception! The rain cloud with the rain drops flair was perfect in colour and theme so this was the one that had to be used!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio blog today! I would love to see some Spring themed projects that you have created using the Just Nick cut files? Make sure to tag @justnickstudio on social media so we can see what you are creating!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Hello Spring March 27, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today kicking off a week of Spring inspiration. When I think of Spring I think of Sunshine and Flowers. Two things that after a long cold and snowy winter are like a breath of fresh air. So my layout today features sunshine and flowers ...

I started off by creating my background, using the Let It Shine Background digital cut file as a stencil to create my sun rays. Some stitching on the rays adds some definition and texture.

I add a little green to the bottom of my layout background for grass. A perfect setting for those Delicate Florals...

When it came time to choose a title, I could not resist using the new Hello Spring cut file. I backed the title with some of the same papers as I used for the flowers.

I am so happy with how this layout came together.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is...

I hope I brought some sunshine to you on your Monday. Have a great week!


Gamer | Jaclyn Rench March 25, 2017 07:00

Happy weekend, Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here to share a page I made using my very favorite digital file font, Outline Alpha.

This alpha is a necessity in your cut file arsenal, as it is super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.  One option, is to use the inside or 'negative cuts' of the letters for a thinner, less chunky font title, or you can go for something much more delicate by simply using just the outline of each letter.

I settled on a mix of the two aforementioned styles for my page, and even took it a step further by overlapping my letters and welding it all together into one title piece.  As you'll note, I altered the size and placement of my letters to add more interest.  Once each letter was in place, I used the eraser tool to eliminate the intersecting lines between each letter, before welding.  This step took a little bit of time and some trial and error, but I think the results are definitely worth it!

Mixing up the patterns and colors that back each letter, reinforce the masculine edge to the page.

My title makes such a statement, that I was able to pull together the rest of my page by simply adding some layers, journaling and a trio of embellishment clusters. I love when a page comes together with such ease!  Awesome cut files seem to be the constant factor in that equation for me!

Let us know what Just Nick alpha files are your favorites and/or what type of font designs you like to see in an upcoming release! 

Happy crafty weekend, friends!

Cut files used:

Outline Alpha

 

 


Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!

 

 


Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00

Hi

Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file.   This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes.  I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design.   This is the original file:

As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments.  To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path).  I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software.  I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border.  When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out.   This is the finished layout:

I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper.  I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments  to the other negative spaces.  

I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today?  Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing?  Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?

Thanks Michelle xx


Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

 

Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle!  The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs.  I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1.  There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers!  I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension.  Since all the  products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake!  A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!

 

 

 

 


All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th!  Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout!  For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging.  I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece!  I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal.  Just to make it a little more interesting.  I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!

 

 

 

 


All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all.  I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I!  I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage.  I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page.  I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too!  I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!

 

 

 

 


#lucky January 30, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my third layout for this month.

I used Ring around my heart and Heart is full background cut files. I used a mixture of watercolors and gelatos to add color to the layout and lots of fussy cutting using papers from an old Clique Kits.

I converted my photo to B&W since I wanted to do a very light, pastel color palette 

I resized both cut files according to my preferred size and used a blue patterned paper to mat the smallest one of the cut files.

I just love how this turned out

I hope you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!

Cut files used:

Ring Around My Heart Background

Heart Is Full Background

Happy crafting,


Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file.  I mean, who doesn't love arrows!  I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file!  I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background.  I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :)  I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme!  I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!

 

 

 


Festive tags December 30, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!!! I can't believe 2017 is just around the corner!!! 

My friends and I (together with our families) will be "giving thanks" saying goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017 but not the usual celebration we all know and do. I'm in Saudi Arabia and it's not allowed to blatantly celebrate anything not Islam-related. So, in our own ways, we'll celebrate the New year (it's a secret so shhhh lol!). Exchanging gifts is done on or before Christmas but we're going to do that on January, several days after New Year. And being the crafty person that I am, of course I made my own gift tags and used craft papers and scrapbook stuff to wrap and decorate our gifts :D These are supposed to be 3 pieces but the 3rd gift is too big so I didn't include it anymore.

I used the Pineneedle Bough, Holiday Sentiments 2 and Festive Wreath cut files to decorate the tags. I didn't write the names yet because they will see these on my Facebook wall and might figure out, better be safe than take away the element of surprise.

I paired the Pineneedle bough and the word "Peace" to make the first tag

I cut several pieces so I can layer them up like you see in the image. I colored the bough with Promarkers and the word "peace" with gold paint marker. I embossed both. Clear embossing powder on the bough and gold embossing powder on the word "peace".

Basically did the same thing with the second tag. But instead of markers, I used green ink pad to color the wreath. I just dabbed the wreath itself onto the pad. I also embossed both.

I used Graphic 45 stuff to wrap and decorate these gifts. I hope the recipients will like them, both the content and the creative gift wrapping haha!

Thanks for dropping by and may you have a blessed and Happy New Year! Keep safe!

Cut files used:

Pineneedle bough, Holiday sentiments 2, Festive Wreath

Happy crafting,


Ho Ho Ho - Cat Martin December 29, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration, and cheers to us fast approaching a new year!  I don't know about you guys but I will definitely be glad to see 2016 go in some respects, but in others I was so happy for many of the experiences gained during the year.  I am loving my time here on the JustNick design team and I adore her files, so I'm so glad to share another one with you all today!  So even though Christmas is done, that just means for me that it's time to get scrapping all of those wonderful photos and memories while it's still wintery white outside.  I absolutely adored the Holiday Tree cut file when she put it up in the shop and I knew I needed to use it asap so I decided not to wait until next Christmas and to use it for a holiday photo now!  My original plan for this layout was to use a picture of my son and to use a gray/brown wood grain paper as my background, but after stumbling on this funky turquoise Websters Pages paper I changed up my game plan and used a picture of my daughter instead.  I love the funky, eclectic look of the layout and all the bright fun pops of colour and bling throughout!

 

 


Adventure | Tarrah McLean November 28, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!

I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.

I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!

I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Totally thankful | Michelle Whorwood November 26, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here, today I am sharing a layout in the theme of 'Thankful'.  I have so many things to be thankful for in life I sometimes forget to celebrate the little things like heading to the beach after school to hang out with my kids in the glorious sunshine.  I am lucky here in New Zealand to live only 5 mins drive from a stunning beach so my layout is of my youngest playing in the sand the other day. 

I have used one of the new background cut files in store called Feather background and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added a piece of patterned paper behind the feather design to create a wall paper like effect on my page. 

Some close ups:

What have you got to be thankful for?  Will you play along with us this week and create a layout about something you are thankful?

Michelle 


Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!  This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for.  I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files!  :)

 

Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:

Many Thanks

Mandala Background 1

 

And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.

 

I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.

 

I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.

Leaves 3

 

For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors.  I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.

Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.

Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!


Colored Leaves - Thankful November 24, 2016 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout for you!  For this week our theme was "Thankful"  Now I live in Canada, so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but being thankful doesn't have a time frame, and even the simplest thing can make us feel thankful.  Now that autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment and express how thankful I am for little things, like the beautiful changing leaves of autumn.  This time of year is my favorite but far.  I absolutely love the colours of fall and I love all the celebrations that go on during that time.  I also love gearing up for the holiday season too as I watch the nights get shorter.

So for my layout I used a phrase from the cut file Fall Y'all.  I really love all the phrases from this cut file and will definitely be using the others for different layouts, but for this one I chose the "colored leaves" phrase.  I enlarged it and cut it from white cardstock.  I really wanted a simplistic look to this layout, with the focus being on the photo and the title.  I am so happy with the minimal look that I ended up with, and as a bonus, this layout took almost no time to make, so I got to be thankful for that as well!

 

 

 

 


Girl of Autumn - Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 24, 2016 07:00

Hello hello hello everyone!  It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout to share with you!  This time I'm getting ready for my favourite season, and what better way to get in the mood for Fall than to scrap about it!  I used 2 cut files from Just Nick this time.  I used her Floral Wreaths cut file as well as her new Leaves 2 cut file!  I just love the look of the stark white leaves and wreath against the wood grain of the back ground paper.  The leaves would look amazing backed with beautiful patterned paper as well but for this layout I love them on their own.  I tend to be a scrapper who only scraps one or two photos per layout so I altered the sketch a bit to suit the picture that I wanted to use.  I also changed the title position, since I decided to go with such large chipboard letters!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Stuck?!Sketches blog, because if you play along with the sketch you have a change to win a prize from Just Nick!  

P.S. Don't forget to take a look and be sure to take a peek at my process video for this layout!

 

 

 


Addicted Gamer | Stuck?! Sketches Team up | Tarrah McLean September 23, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah here with you and today I am excited to be sharing my layout for the team up between Just Nick Studio and Stuck?! Sketches.....my layout of course features Nicole's awesome cut files and you can see my interpretation of the fabulous sketch that Laura designed from Stuck?! Sketches!

Here are the awesome Just Nick cut files I used for my layout...the Gamer cut files...perfect for my son who LOVES to play his Playstation!

I used up some of my Simple Stories 'So Rad' collection from my stash...it goes perfectly with these cut files...I resized them a little bit to work with them into my layout....I made the headphones a bit bigger, the controller a bit smaller and the Gamer title slightly bigger too! 

Here is Laura's awesome sketch she designed! Make sure you check out the Stuck Sketches?! blog for all the inspiration using this same sketch!

Some detail photos showing how the Just Nick cut files compliment the sketch and the So Rad collection.... 

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick Studio blog today! I hope you were inspired to try out the sketch using some of the amazing Just Nick cut files in store now!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Make A Splash | Stuck Sketches | Michelle Whorwood September 21, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, Michelle here with a layout to share as part of the Stuck Sketches collaboration.  I really couldn't wait to do a multi-photo layout of our recent holiday to Fiji  and the sketch Laura designed was a perfect one for it !!  

I couldn't resist adding my photos on the angle and the rest of my layout flowed from there.  I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin' cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page - there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set.  I then created my title   'Make A Splash' from the Summer Lovin' cut file set.   Don't be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.  

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!  I hope you play along with this sketch as there is an opportunity to win a $25 store voucher to the cut file store!!  


Be brave | Stuck? Sketches Team Up September 20, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Donna here to share my take on the Stuck? sketches and Just Nick Studio team up.

Here is the sketch provided

A sketch is meant to be an inspiration, a starting point. I think you don't have to follow it as is, it is a way to get creative. Just like I did on my page. 

Since I had my photos printed prior to the sketch, I needed to improvise. Instead of using 3 photos, I used a couple of frames and tucked them under my photo. 

To make the cut file stand out, I painted it with brown watercolor And because I love flowers/florals, I had fun fussy cutting one of the papers in the kit ("Moon Child" by Clique Kits)

Cut file used: Rustic leaf frame

Thanks for dropping by!

Don't forget if you decide to play along with the Sketch you get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Happy crafting,


Fifth: Stencil Alphabet September 14, 2016 07:00

Hi there, Just Nick friends and fans!  It's Jaclyn joining you today, to share a page featuring the newest alphabet cut file in the shop: Stencil Alphabet.
I used the cut file to create a big bold title for my page documenting my oldest son's first day of school this year.  The alpha pairs well with a school themed design and makes quite a statement when it's sized to fit the width of the page.
I adjusted the sizing of each letter to just over 2.5"x 1.75", and cut them all out of kraft cardstock.  I backed each one, filling the negative space of the cut, with a different 'school themed' patterned paper.  Doing this not only reinforces the theme of my design but it also gives the title plenty of interest and presence.
A couple of the letters are mounted to the page with foam adhesive and they were all embellished with stamping, stickers and/or other bits and pieces.
This was a fun an easy cut file to work with.  I can see myself using it time and time again, simply by varying up the sizing and papers used, to create an entirely different design.  I hope you'll give it try and share with us your results!  Load it up to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #justnickstudio.
Cut files used:

You Anchor Me | Summer Fun | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you today.  I had loads of fun with this one creating my background with the 'anchor' cut file from the 'Summer Fun' cut file set.

This is such a fun set to use with lots of cute icons for summer.   I ungrouped and enlarged the 'anchor' and cut it out on patterned paper and placed it under my photo to 'anchor' my photo so to speak!  I also used the play on the word anchor in my title 'You Anchor Me' which is a fun way of linking my photo to the cut file as well.   I also cut out the pineapple and the watermelon shape from the cut files and added them as embellishments - mainly because this photo was taken of hubby and myself on our recent trip to Fiji. 

Some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to scrap some summer photos using this cool cut file. 


No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout!  This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background.  I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly!  I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect.  It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans!  For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours.  I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page!  I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect!  I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files!  Have an awesome day!

Here are the cut files used for this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Zoo Day | Michelle Whorwood August 08, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring a background cut file called 'Funky Rectangles'.  

I really wanted to showcase how easy it is to create lots of texture on your layouts with cut files.  Therefore, I kept my colour palette really simple and created my layout with no patterned paper.   I love the tone on tone look with the white cardstock cut file on the white cardstock background.  I think it works really well with my black and white photos which were also really busy in colour. 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope I have inspired you to create some textural layouts with your cut files.


Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!!  Here is just a little bit about me!  I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3.  I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation.  I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday!  I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play!  For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression.  As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up!  I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!

I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files!  My first project is a page all about me.  For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file.  It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!

I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light.  It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.

 

Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!

 


Honor May 30, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Happy Memorial Day JustNick friends ... well at least if you are in the USA. Marcia here today with a patriotic layout using the new Bits and Pieces Star background cut file. You are getting a sneak peek today ... This file is hitting the JustNick store on Friday ... so please check back then. I was a little too enthusiastic to use it on a Memorial Day layout.

This layout features my husband. He is a former Marine and now volunteers his time with fellow police officers from the Minneapolis St Paul Airport Police Department on their Honor Guard. They attend funerals of police officers around the state, but they also volunteer to stand guard over our fallen soldiers coming back from overseas to their final resting place.

Instead of backing each of those tiny squares with different pattern papers, I opted to selectively fill portions of the negative space to mimic our American flag ... with the colors reversed as that is what I had for patriotic pattern paper. I used the Simple Stories Hero Collection Simple Set with a few embellishments thrown in from other collections. Then I added some stars with modeling paste painted with acrylic paint.

I love the overall look. I didn't want to ruin the star focus, so my journaling was done around the edge of the die cuts.

Here is the cut file I used today. Stop back on June 4th to purchase from the store.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the JustNick store to check out all the awesome digital cut files.

 


Sweet as a donut April 29, 2016 07:00

It's Friday!  If that's not reason enough to celebrate, than how about a look at a page full of donuts, pink and Just Nick cut files?! Those are three of my favorite things and that's just what I'm sharing with you today!

I've had this sweet picture of my little girl in my 'to scrap' pile for quite sometime, but hadn't found the right inspiration piece to encourage me to get it on a page.  Until, that is, I spotted the Round and Round cut file.  I knew that file would be a great compliment to my donut themed page. C'mon I can't be the only one that is reminded of donuts by any and everything round, can I?!

 

I cut the Round and Round cut file a couple times from white cardstock, layering the ends underneath the left side of my photo.  It creates and fun and funky photo mat and breaks up the strong vertical lines of the background papers.

 

There are so many fun words in the Just Nick store.  Before searching through my stash of letter stickers, I often peruse my inventory of files for the perfect word/words to act as my page title. I used the scripty 'sweet' from the Girl Power file and completed my phrase with a bold font from my computer.  I cut the word four times from white cardstock, adhering each one atop of the next to create a sturdy, almost chipboard-like element.  Doing so, creates dimension and allows the title to stand out against the white background.

 

I hope this page inspires you to look to your stash of cut files for inspiration for some of your pictures and stories that need documented.  And if nothing else, it's certainly got you craving donuts, right?! ;)

Supplies used:

Round and Round

Girl Power

 


Dandelion WISHES April 28, 2016 07:00

Happy Friday eve everyone.  Heather Leopard is here to put a little SPRING in your step...

Once I selected the photos I wanted, I designed the rest of the layout around the title. Usually my title is one of the last things I think about but for this, it was the first. 

I created the word "dandelion" in Silhouette Studio using a free font I downloaded from the Internet called Modesty. For the larger WISHES word, I used the Shattered Alpha cut file and then backed it with coordinating papers.

With such a large, bold title, I decided to keep the rest of the layout a little more siple than I usually do, adding a few frames, rub-ons, chipboard and a little splatter mist.

Thanks for stopping by today.  How do you feel about bold title?


Going Places April 20, 2016 07:00

Hey there friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am excited to be bringing you a new layout that I created using some of the brand new cut files in the Just Nick Store!

I created a travel layout as soon as I saw the 'Around the World' cut file..... it went perfectly with the Starshine collection from Shimelle! I only used the plane from this set and cut it out on vellum.....

I absolutely love this Striped Alpha Cut file set! It looks great with a paper backed behind it for some extra pop of colour! 

I added some embellishments, machine stitching and some splats of mist to finish off! 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for all the awesome new cut files.........new ones are added all the time so check them out!

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x


Live . Laugh. Love April 18, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

Today, I am sharing a page I created using the Live Love cut file from Just Nick Studio shop.

Donna Espiritu - Live Laugh Love -Just Nick - Simple Stories layout

I used Clique Kits April kit "Origins" featuring Simple Stories Life in Color

I resized the cut files around 2 inches. I only used these 3 but there are actually 4 of them in one file. How awesome is that, right? I used gelatos to achieve the watercolor effect.

Donna Espiritu - Live Laugh Love -Just Nick - Simple Stories layout

Then I mat it over some patterns that I cut from just one paper, it has several tags and with different patterns.

Donna Espiritu - Live Laugh Love -Just Nick - Simple Stories layout

To make the words stand out, I lined the insides with brown pen. 

Donna Espiritu - Live Laugh Love -Just Nick - Simple Stories layout

I had fun creating this layout. I hope you find it inspiring!

Thanks for dropping by!

Cut file used: Live love

Happy crafting,


Life noted April 12, 2016 00:00 9 Comments

Hello everyone! Donna here to share with you my take on the Pinkfresh-Just Nick team up!

I used the LIFE NOTED collection from Pink Fresh Studio

and the Doodle flowers set from Just Nick Studio store

I used watercolors, gelatos, Tombow markers and Promarkers to color the cut flowers. I also doodled some dots and little hearts using a black pen to make the flowers stand out over the light background

I used one of the papers in the collection where it has the word LIFE and placed that to the right side of the page. I wrote my journaling in between the letters and used the yellow alphas as subtitle.

All week long we will be hopping with the team from Pinkfresh Studios! Leave a comment HERE and you could win a goodie bag from Pinkfresh Studios - head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win  $25 gift certificate to the JustNick Store!

Both winners will be drawn on Monday April 11, 2016. Good luck!

Be sure to stop by the JustNick Store to check out all the latest digital cut files.

That is all for me today, I hope you liked my page!

 

Cut file used: Doodle flowers

Happy crafting,


Be You April 08, 2016 07:00 23 Comments

Hi friends!

It's Tarrah here with you and today I am sharing a scrapbook layout for the Pinkfresh Studio and Just Nick team up!

I love the Heart Background 2 cut file found in the Just Nick store! It goes perfectly with the heart paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted collection!

I mostly used the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted collection but I also added in some items from the Happy Things and the Up in the Clouds collections too!

Be sure to check out both the Pinkfresh Studio blog and our Just Nick Studio blog for loads of inspiration and giveaways too! 

Don't forget, all week long we will be hopping with the team from Pinkfresh Studios! Leave a comment HERE and you could win a goodie bag from Pinkfresh Studios - head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win  $25 gift certificate to the JustNick Store!

Please stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog HERE to check out Carson's projects using our cut files!

Both winners will be drawn on Monday April 11, 2016. Good luck!

Thanks so much for joining me!


Happy Story April 07, 2016 07:00 18 Comments

Hello! It's Jaclyn joining you for the fourth day of the PinkFresh team up!

I paired some recent beach photos, that I snapped on Spring Break, with the Pink Fresh Life Noted collection and two complimentary Just Nick cut files.

The result is this fun and bright page, with lots of text and loads of personality!

I started with the Totally Tubular cut file, sizing it to approximately 7.75"x7.5", to fill a good portion of my page background.  I then pulled in three of the sentiments from the Live Love file, to fill in a scattering of the circles.

The bold blocky font from the Live Love cut file, looks great when backed with various Pink Fresh patterned papers.

I filled in and backed some of the remaining open circle cuts, with the Pink Fresh gold foiled chipboard and  pieces from the 3x4" printed cards.  The colorful rubber charms and a scattering of sequins were the perfect finishing touch for my design.

Pink Fresh's die cut acetate words make for a quick and cute title.  I love that they can be overlapped for a fun, layered look.  In addition, I was even able to attach them and layer them with a Life Noted washi tape sticker.

Cut files used:

Totally Tubular

Live Love

Don't forget, all week long we will be hopping with the team from Pinkfresh Studios! Leave a comment HERE and you could win a goodie bag from Pinkfresh Studios - head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win  $25 gift certificate to the JustNick Store!

Please stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog HERE to check out Veera's project using our cut files!

Both winners will be drawn on Monday April 11, 2016. Good luck!


A Cut Above April 06, 2016 07:00 20 Comments

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here ... I am so excited to be back today for our team-up with PinkFresh Studios. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to create with the Life Noted collection.

This is such a versatile collection and it has the coolest embellishments. Here is the layout I created ...

Did you see those acetate words? Swoon!

My daughter is a Vet student at the University here in Minnesota. This year she started performing surgeries. Of course she documented the event with a selfie, and of course I am scrapping it! Proud Mama moment! I used the Graphic Background digital cut file, cutting 2 so that they would span across the width of my layout. This graphic design is the perfect compliment to this piece of blue pattern paper that has lines criss-crossing it. The diagonals were perfect for framing these awesome embellishments like these gold epoxy stickers and these rubber pieces.

Here is that Graphic Background digital cut file ...

All week long we will be hopping with the team from Pinkfresh Studios! Leave a comment HERE and you could win a goodie bag from Pinkfresh Studios - head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win  $25 gift certificate to the JustNick Store!

Check out Adrienne's project over on the Pinkfresh Studio blog HERE using our cut files!

Both winners will be drawn on Monday April 11, 2016. Good luck!

Be sure to stop by the JustNick Store to check out all the latest digital cut files. Thanks for stopping by today.


The Nice List January 22, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean here with you and I am so excited to be here! Today I am sharing my first layout using the amazing Just Nick cut files! I don't know about you but I am playing catch up a little bit with my crafting! Yes I am still scrapbooking Christmas!

I chose to use the Triangle Geo Lace background to carry on the triangle shape design already printed on the patterned paper...I used the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection to create this layout..

I created the word 'Nice' by using the Handcut Letters cut file...I deleted the letters I didn't need, moved the letters together to spell 'Nice' so they overlapped a little and then welded them together in Silhouette Studio.

Thank you so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!


Give Thanks November 19, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today.  Wow! Only one more week until Thanksgiving here in the USA. This year I have so much to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family including a new son-in-law. We have a beautiful spacious home that we are currently sharing with the newlyweds so they can save up some money to buy their own house. We are all relatively healthy. I decided to scrap a family photo with the Imaginisce Give Thanks collection. Since my photo was taken in the fall, I wanted to create a background of colorful leaves with the new JustNick Leaf Background digital cut file. I am thrilled at how it turned out ...

I have to share a close up of the leaves. The stitching adds a nice touch.

I cut out a few feathers using the JustNick Sweater Weather digital cut file. Aren't they fun!

 You can also see I added some texture using the JustNick Positive 2 Background digital file as a stencil and some molding paste.

 Here is a wrap up of the JustNick digital cut files used...


 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.


Grateful for my Son November 18, 2015 07:00

I have four kids and between the two little boys who are at a cute and very scrappable age and my daughter, my oldest son often gets neglected in layouts.  This wasn't always the case but as he's aged, good pictures and topics are less easy to come by. So for this week's topic of gratitude I thought I would focus my layout on him.  Christine joining you today with a layout about my wonderful 11 year old son!

I love words and love to incorporate a lot of them onto layouts.  I thought the Everyday Words file contained some words that were perfect for showing how grateful I am for him as well as some of the things I think of him.  I was also really excited to use the file as a base for my whole layout and slide pictures in accordingly!

In order to get my pictures on there I had to cover up some of the words.  I also tried to keep the pictures placed so it was visually pleasing and not too crazy of a design.  I backed each of the words with a patterned paper in different fall colors and patterns and then did some outlining with my brown pen.

I also made use of some enamel dots cascading down the page to try and keep the eyes moving downward and reading. JustNick has so many great word files - you can find one to fill the need you have for your current layout and more!


Summer #Funtimes! October 14, 2015 07:00

Good Morning!  Guiseppa here and I hope you have been enjoying the design team's projects using the free cut file, Going in Circles, available Friday October 16th!  I know I had so much fun using this cut file!

I love this file because of all of the fun things I can add to it.  I can place pictures and embellishments in the circles and make customize my project.  This file will work for any layout you are creating!

Have a look at what I did!

JustNick also has some fun words you can use to created titles.  I chose the Summer Words and Hashtags 1 cut files to create my title.

As you can see I used the empty circles as well as the the ones that weren't to add pictures, embellishments and to personalize my layout.

So, what do you think you will do with this fun cut file?  It's your...available on Friday!  Yay...who doesn't love FREE!  Make sure you stop by the JustNick Store to see all of the fun cut files!  Thanks for stopping in and happy cutting with JustNick cut files!

 


Jamaica September 23, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today to share my latest layout using some fabulous JustNick background cut files. Did you know you can use the cut files to create a stencil so you can apply paints or ink to your layout or card. I created a stencil with the Funky Rectangles Background.

 

With the stencil in place, I first applied a coat of gesso and let it dry. Then I applied some blue acrylic paint over the gesso. I love the added interest and texture the paint adds. Here is my layout...

The flowers I saved from cutting the Fancy Floral background. Don't be so quick to throw those scraps away!

Want a closer look?

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. We would love to see any of your creations made with JustNick cuts.  Please feel free to share them on our Facebook page and Instagram.


Beach Waves and Circles! July 13, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick fans, Guiseppa here!  So, by now I am sure some of you have had a chance to play with some of the JustNick files.  I am loving all of the designs and every time I see a new one...I just want to play!  

This week we are focusing on cut files with circles.  When I first saw the Wobbly Circles cut file, I knew I wanted to use it!

I also decided I wanted to use the Summer Words cut file for my title.  To make this title pop, I cut the background out in red cardstock and then the center is Printable Gold Foil from Silhouette.  I love how it looks and stands out.

All of the fun circles in this cut file are perfect for pictures and embellishments...perfect for adding your own personal touches.

Thanks for stopping in and hope you enjoyed my project.  This was so fun to create.  Make sure you stop by the JustNick Store!  New cut files are added every week.  For inspiration...keep checking the JustNick Blog.  This new team is crazy talented and there are always fun ideas!  Until next time!