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

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

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

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

Cut files I used:

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


Prone to Shenanigans and Malarkey | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 15, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia back today with some St Patrick's Day inspiration. My daughter and a friend were lucky enough to spend a few weeks traveling across Europe a few years ago. Ireland was one of her favorite places. She said the people there were so friendly. I thought it would be fun to scrap the selfie she sent me from an Irish pub on her first night there.

Have you seen the new Crop Circle Background? It has a Celtic vibe to it, so I wanted to use it for my background. I cut it out of a gold metallic cardstock ... because Leprechauns like gold, right? I love how intricate this is.

I decided to mix some fonts to create my fun title. The Outline Alphas look amazing when backed with a variety of green pattern papers and I combined it with the Type It Font cut out in a black cardstock for contrast.

Big titles are awesome when you don't have a lot of photos and your camera phone photos aren't as high a quality. Here is more of the Type It Font for 'warning'

Here are the cut files I used today

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome St Patrick's Day!

Clean & Simple Cards | Jaclyn Rench March 06, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  Jaclyn here to share a couple of clean and simple cards I've made with some new Just Nick designs.

Whenever I get a new crop of cut designs, I like to size down the files and cut them out of white cardstock, as a 'test cut'.  This gives me a better feel for the intricacies of the design and the success I may or may not have, cutting it from different mediums. 

These 'test cuts' typically get filed into a bin in my craft space and are often the first thing I reach for when making a new card.  I used the 'test cuts' from the Honeycomb Floral Background and the Patterned Hearts designs for the two cards I'm sharing today.

When I think of honeycombs I think of bees, so I though it would be fun to pair the Honeycomb Floral Background with some sweet, stamped and colored bumblebee images. 

The cut design is mounted with foam adhesive atop of the 3.75" square white card base.

Using the foam adhesive creates lots of shadowing and dimension to this tone on tone background.  The bumblebees appear to 'fly' about the backdrop and are grounded by the card greeting near the bottom left. The florals inside each honeycomb really make this design special!

This next card features a sprinkling of Patterned Hearts.  I've backed each of the heart designs with a different pattern.  I attached the hearts to the card base, both directly and with foam adhesive, to allow them to appear that they are falling down from the top of the design.  Doing so creates movement throughout the card and ultimately directs your eye to the sentiment.

I've tucked sparkling clear sequins around and peeking out from some of the hearts to add a little extra sparkle and fun!

Cut files used: 

Honeycomb Floral Background

Patterned Hearts

Thanks for joining me on the blog today, to see how to kick up your clean and simple card designs with some of the newly released designs in the Just Nick shop.  I hope you've been inspired to get creative!


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



You Are My Happy - Rachel Lowe: February 22, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends I hope you are enjoying the wonderful month of LOVE layouts!

Today I have a 8.5x11 inch layout using Crate Paper Good Vibes collection and two Justnick cut files.

Firstly I sprayed black colour shine lightly over my white background paper.

It is so easy to re size your cut file to work with your design. I re sized the Heart Strings background fit my 8.5x11 inch layout design which I cut in a solid colour. I then machine sewed over the hearts for texture and around the border strip.

I sized my title You Are my Happy cut file so it would fit with my photo mat (I created a polaroid frame and added machine sewing around it). As my paper had dots on it I added black Nuvo Jewel Drops to add depth.

The rest of my layout was all about birds and floral blooms which I created two features. I used foam tape on the birds so I could tuck the floral blooms under.

I used the Nuvo Jewel Drops in the centres of the flowers, birds eyes and tail.

I adore this photo of my youngest boy and I, don't be afraid to use pink or girly inclined collections, often they can work beautifully!

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

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

Hi there crafty friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by!


So Sweet | Jen McMurtrey February 19, 2018 07:00

Happy Monday (Is that a thing?) Just Nick Friends!

It's Jen today continuing February's love theme using the Love Background cut file and Crate Paper's Main Squeeze Collection.

Using white card stock, I cut the Love Background file and painted it using watercolors - the same colors were used on the background paper as well.


With the background in place, I adhered the photo with it's patterned-paper backing using foam squares.

Embellishments were next and I used a mix of die cuts, stickers, and chipboard to give the layout a whimsical feel.

My final step was enamel dots - my embellishment staple - in a visual triangle on the project.

I love the cute factor of the finished project, which matches this sweet photo of my girls.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Just Nick Shop for this and loads of other fabulous cut files!

2018 School Days | Doodle Doily | Michelle Whorwood February 19, 2018 01:24

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the cool doily designs in store - the 'Doodle Doily'! 

I had loads of fun creating this with with a striking black cardstock background making the white doily pop on my page.  I cut the cut file out twice in two different sizes and used it to anchor both my photo and my embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page.  I then mimicked the black and white theme with some of my embellishments as well.

Some close ups:

Cut file:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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

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

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

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



Hearts a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood February 12, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout all about LOVE! 
I chose to use the Hearts a Flutter Background file as I really liked the linear nature of the file and I thought it would look super cute with stitching down the centres for some added texture!

First, I cut it out on white cardstock and then used mists to create to colour the individual vertical lines of hearts in alternating pinks and yellows.  I really like the soft ombre effect.  I cut out my title using the Always Forever cut file and layered that on and around my photos.   
And some close ups:
Cut files used:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Hooray | Heart Background 4 | Michelle Whorwood January 31, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle Whorwood here with my second layout for this month!   I have been totally inspired by all the 'love' themed cut files in store.   I wanted to use the Heart Background 4 for my background as it is a fun and eclectic mix of different sized and shaped hearts. 

Here is my layout:

I cut the file out on dark charcoal cardstock to create a bold effect and added some pops of pink and yellow into several of the negative spaces.  By using a darker cardstock it creates graphic statement which makes a striking contrast against my white background.  I then added my photo and layering embellishments in and around it.  I love how the pops of colour mixed in with the bold black cut file create a balanced yet fun page!

Some close ups:

Cut file used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Best Girls | Jaclyn Rench January 30, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  February is just days away, and that has me in the mood to craft with hearts, hearts and more hearts!  I'm excited to share a page I made documenting the sweet friendship building between my daughter and niece.  This project just wouldn't be complete without some Just Nick heart designs.

The Patterned Hearts cut file, when sized down, makes a fun embellishment on a page.  I selected the large dotted pattern heart, sized it to around 1.5" square and cut it from white cardstock.  I then backed it with a tone on tone red stripe, adhered it to my page with foam adhesive and accented it with wood veneer, enamel dots and chipboard - to make it part of a small embellishment cluster, alongside my journaling block.

I snuck in a second digital cut design in the form of a frame around my journaling.  With all of the straight lines and angles on my page, the circular style frame from Infinity Hearts is an unexpected element.  It creates even more focus on my journaling.  The typed text was formatted in a word processing program, to fit within the boundaries of my frame.  In addition, I've placed it to slightly overlap two of my three photos, to tie the focal elements of my page together.

Thanks for joining me today, to see how I've incorporated some of my favorite heart themed designs onto a recent layout.  Happy Crafting!

Cut files used:

Infinity Hearts

Patterned Hearts

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

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

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

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

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

Happy New Year | Michelle Whorwood January 15, 2018 07:00

Hey, Just Nick Fans! 

Michelle Whorwood here with my first post of the new year so I thought it would be fitting to have a 'New Years'  theme for my first page of 2018.  I went large with my cut file 'Happy New Year' adding it as a feature title on my page.   Here is my layout:

I cut out the title on an ombre patterned paper to give it depth and interest and then added a new year's photo tucked underneath.   The title also draws you into the photo and the grid design at the bottom of my page with a mix of Pink Fresh Studio, Crate Paper and Vicki Boutin embellishments  I added in some detail to the actual cut file with the bird and the flower chipboard from also from the Good Vibes collection.

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

I had loads of fun going BIG with my title and designing my page around this large element!  I hope you have been inspired to upsize a cut file on one of your pages too!

Til next time xx


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

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

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

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

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




Twas The Night Before Christmas - Marcia Dehn-Nix January 04, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am having a hard time packing up my Christmas papers so I decided to do one more layout. I hate to see the holidays ending ... that means I have to go back to work. Anyway, I really wanted to scrap this photo of the extended Nix family taken on Christmas Eve. I normally snap candid shots at family gatherings, but my niece brought out a tripod so we gave a group shot a try. I think it turned out great! I decide to go for a BIG title for impact. I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed them with a variety of different pattern papers.

You can see the FA LA LA LA LA tree tucked in behind the photo. I couldn't resist adding that since we are posing in front of the tree.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and used a piece of dark green pattern paper for my background. I really love how that title just pops against the green.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!

SWEET GIRLS | NATHALIE DESOUSA January 01, 2018 07:00


 Nathalie with you today, bringing you the first project of 2018  (can you believe it is a New Year already!).  



I have had this picture in my scrapbook file for a while waiting for the right cut file, and when i saw the new Magic Carpet Background, the idea popped into my head.




To create this background, I isolated only the full images of the cut file, and then copy them in a tile formation.   Using the Silhouette software,  the image was moved until it matched the angle of the picture, and then set to cut from white cardstock.



Each image was then backed by a different paper from the Paige Evans' "Turn The Page" collection (one of  my fave collections from 2017!).  Using a bone folder, the centers of the motifs were slightly creased as to create the dimension in the background.



Just a few embellishments were needed to complement and frame the picture.   I wanted the picture to balance the background, so I chose to keep it Black and White so that it stands out from the colorful background.




The title of this page was created using the  "Girl Power"  and  "Lower Case Alpha" cut files from papers from the collection.   Each letter and word was cut twice, and glued together, a bit of foam adhesive adds the dimension to the word "sweet".



I hope this serves as inspiration for the start of a new year!  Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check these and all the cut file designs available.  

Remember i am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together. 


See you all soon!


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

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

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



Peace | Zsoka Marko December 22, 2017 07:00

Hi guys,

Zsoka back with you today with the last layout I'm sharing for Just Nick this year!

I've used the wonderful Leaf Cluster 3 cut file.

This photo must have been on my desk for 2 years, I just never got to it. Total coincidence that the collection I chose went with the colors in the photo! I'm always happy when I can use a color photo - I mostly don't bother because black and white photos go with any collection so don't require planning. I am really not big on planning out designs ahead!

I went with one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, Christmas on Market Street from My Mind's Eye. I'm so sad that I hardly have any left! I used up most this holiday season.

I cut the leaf cluster 4 times from white card stock, then I spent some time on backing these with a variety of papers. I made sure I have solid reds and greens (well, polka dots are solids right?!) as well as patterned papers.

There's a gorgeous gold foiled poinsettia paper in the collection - I fussy cut out a lot of the flowers and floral pieces to tuck them behind my cut files and scatter some smaller ones around my page.

I've arranged the 4 cut files into the four corners, and once I liked how they looked, I started to glue things down. I also added the photo and my title in the middle.

I then added those fussy cut pieces, some embellishments like flair, stickers, chipboards and a few cute buttons (which I believe are from Crate Paper). 

I love how this one turned out. It's funny how much I dislike red, the red and green combo in general, and yet, this holiday season this has been my most favorite combo to work with ha! There's just something so festive about these colors! I would never use them during the year though!

I hope you like the layout too and are inspired to create something!

I wish you and your loved ones a magical holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by today!


#Brrrr | Modern Trees | Michelle Whorwood December 16, 2017 14:59 1 Comment

Hi everyone!

Michelle here with a new layout featuring one of the newer cut files in store 'Modern Trees' . 

One of the main things I love about the Just Nick cut files is just their versatility!  Today, I have used the tree file on a wintery layout (as here in NZ we have a summery christmas) and created a little scene of winter fun in my background.  I cut my trees out on some jade green cardstock in a variety of different sizes and then for some fun detail I added some stitching down the centres of them all.  I then added in some cute layering with lots of stickers and some chipboard framing around my photo.  Lastly I added in some cute little snow flakes around and on the trees!

Here are some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick Blog today! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Days of Giveaways - Day 10 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 10, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!  Marcia here today for Day 10 of our 14 day FREE digital cut file giveaway! It's like Christmas (or Hanukkah, or maybe just Happy Holidays for you) everyday!

Today's FREE cut file is the Ho Ho Ho Strip and I thought it would be perfect to cut from heat transfer (iron-on) vinyl and create a festive holiday shirt for myself.

If you have never cut vinyl, you should definitely try it. The results are fabulous!! Don't worry, I will walk you through it.

Vinyl is cut with the right side facing down on the mat. (The back side is facing up.) That means, if you are cutting words, you need to flip them to their mirror image. Right click on the image and select Flip Horozontal. Resize your image to fit the shirt you want to apply it to. I sized mine so that it was 9" wide for a size L ladies t-shirt.

In the cutting window, select Cut and for material, select Vinyl (or Heat Transfer Material, or Reflective Heat Transfer). I used DecoSPARKLE Heat Transfer Holographic Vinyl. It is much thicker than regular iron on vinyl, so I increased my blade depth to 5. You want to cut through the vinyl but not the clear layer that is protecting the top of the vinyl. This is called a Kiss Cut. Play around with a small piece before cutting a large image. It helps to use a new blade and double cut.

Now we need to weed the unwanted parts away, leaving only the image cut on the protective plastic. Place the image on your shirt, centering it, and heat up your iron to the cotton setting. Different vinyl might recommend using a different setting. Be careful about your shirt selection! You do not want to use a shirt that will melt when you apply heat. When the iron is hot enough, apply even pressure on top of your image, moving the iron to make sure you are applying heat to the entire image. Let it cool for a minute, then try to peel the clear top layer away. If it is not peeling easily, replace the clear top layer, and iron some more.

Wash inside out and hang to dry to extend the life of your garment. I hope you give it a try.

Remember that Today's design - Ho Ho Ho Strip - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: HOSTFREE  at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2017.  No purchase necessary, today only!  This design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Check back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

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

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

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



So Very Blessed | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2017 09:31

Hello JustNick Studio friends! For those in the USA, I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving.

It's Marcia here today with a November gratitude layout. Sometimes we need to step back and reflect on all the things we are so blessed to have, especially our loved ones. The Card Sentiment 3 digital cut file is great for creating a scrapbook title that says just that. Here is my layout...

I thought it would be fun to use the Cloud Background 2 digital cut file since my nephew seems to have his head in the clouds, lol. I saved the negative space clouds and used one on top of my photo to keep the cloud repetition going...

I felt like I still needed something to the right of my photo to balance out the clouds. I had a stem from the Stems digital cut file that I had previously cut out and it was just what I needed.

I love the mixed fonts in this cut file. They make this scrapbook title look so much more interesting.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Here is my process video ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

Today | Star Cluster | Michelle Whorwood November 25, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans, Michelle W here with a new layout for 'Thankful' week on the blog.  Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a thankful theme.  I hope you like it!

I used the 'Star Cluster' cut file as it is a super fun one to use for 'boy pages' and I've cut it out on white cardstock as I wanted to make a play on white on white with a cool colourful background. 

I thought I would also share a small tip, my mat and my blade are starting to getting a bit dull so my cut isn't actually perfect on this file.  I'm actually waiting for a new blade to turn up but instead of just throwing out the cut as it wasn't perfect, I've added a few adhesive stars in the places were the cut was a bit damaged and you wouldn't even know that this was the case at all on my final page! 

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have been enjoying our week of gratitude this week and that you have been inspired by all the design teams' creations!!

Take care xx

Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life.  Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed.  Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.

For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file.  I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather.  I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock.  I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around.  I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper.  Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up.  I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo.  To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.

For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection.  It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set.  I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off.  I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today!  I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!






Colorful Watercolor Polygon! | Morgan Langley November 16, 2017 07:00

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

#Cute | Feather 3 | Michelle Whorwood November 13, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle W here today with a new layout with one of the new cut files in store called Feather 3.  This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.  

Here is my layout: 

I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock.  When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page.  You may notice that on the "right hand" feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top.  This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.   

I also really liked the first feather with the 'swirl' shapes which is quite a similar shape to a 'Koru' here in New Zealand.  I don't often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one.  I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers.  To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title. 

Here are some close ups:


I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today.  Do you like to use feathers on your pages?   


Us | Laureen Wagener November 02, 2017 11:24

Hi friends -

Laureen here and I am excited to be back to share a new layout with you!

I am still in complete fall mode and decided to scrap a picture from my first vacation last year after my therapy. We are laying on the beach but it was fall, so the cut file I chose works - because leaves and fall always work - right?!

I recently received the gorgoeus Gypsy Moon Scrapbook kit from Studio Calico and haven't had the guts to cut into the beautiful papers. So I decided to be strong and let my Silhouette cut into one of the papers - because the Leaf wreath cut file is just so gorgoeus and totally works great with the paper!

My main focus for this layout is the big journaling block in the middle. I don't have a wide format printer, so I needed to make it work and printed on A4 paper, then cut it out and stitched it down on my 12x12 piece of cardstock.

The wreath fits perfectly around it and still gives little peaks of the stitching details from underneath.

I also used a couple of the embellishments from the Gypsy Moon kit, like the die cut leaves, the word phrase stickers and the cork arrows.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Happy crafting!

Cut file used:

Leaf wreath

Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 01, 2017 07:00

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

Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  It's almost Halloween!  I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons.  For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout.  I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash.  I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well.  You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!






Fab Paris layout by Rachel Lowe: October 19, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone and welcome to another layout using JustNick Studio Fab cut files!

I am a fan of butterflies and blooms ( which I have to moderate somewhat!), today I have a layout using both butterflies and florals.

Here are the two cut files I used.

And here is my layout! I have scrapped this gorgeous photo of my daughter in Paris, her and I went on a mother/daughter trip to Europe back in 2014, we certainly made some wonderful memories.

I have used a new mini collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio One in a Million. I cut my beautiful butterflies in patterned paper and then added zig zag sewing machine to the centre of each butterfly.

I then cut doodle flower circle in white card stock and placed over my butterflies slightly off centre and then added machine sewing around the edge.

I then added my photo again off centre in the flower circle, this to give a cascading effect from the top left of the page to the bottom right of the page.

Then I added die cut flowers from the collection and FAB card as my title which I added by typing the words Paris 2014.

I finished this layout off adding some banners and more sewing.

Here are some close up photos for you.

I do love pretty and these cut files certainly are pretty! Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon X

Everyday Moments | In Bloom | Michelle Whorwood October 18, 2017 07:00

Hi, Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout to share with you using one of the gorgeous floral cut files called 'In Bloom' that is a recent addition to the store.  

When I was searching through the store for inspiration for this post, this particular cut file stood out to me as one that I could really work for a layout based around two clusters.  Sometimes, when I create my layouts I use my photo as the starting point but this time I really wanted my layout to flow from the cut file itself.

My design is quite a simple one, but I first cut out the In Bloom cut file in white cardstock and chose a grey patterned paper as my background which I think makes the 'white' pop out against.  Then I decided that I was going to make this layout with two photos and add the cut file behind them to basically anchor them to the page and give my layout some structure to worth with.  I really loved the teal with the grey so I backed two of the florals in the cut file designs with the teal and navy patterned paper and again this pops off the grey background as well.  Lastly I added in some more floral embellishments and clusters of stars to my design.

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today and that I have inspired you to use a cut file to anchor your photos and embellishments on your pages.

Take care xx

Going in Circles | Morgan Langley October 17, 2017 07:00

I like fall most of all | Laureen Wagener October 13, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone,

it's Laureen here!
Have you enjoyed fall themed week so far? I have had a blast looking at all the gorgoeus projects!

Today it is my turn and I used the "I like fall" cut file - because it is just the most gorgeous ever!

I decided to finally stitch again - and so I did cut the words out of patterned paper, adhered them down and then stitched around them!

I really kept this page super simple except for the stitching, because it was just already such a big statement that I couldn't overpower that with more embellishments.

Instead I just used a couple of small pictures of pumpkins and created a banner on the top and then just used a few embellishments
like a flair and acetate pieces!

I hope you enjoyed todays layout!

Happy crafting -
Cut files used:
I like fall


Dumplings | Leaf Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood October 11, 2017 07:00

Hey Just Nick Fans!! Michelle W here with a new layout featuring 'fall' designs which is the theme this week.  I really am enjoying some of the very cool fall backgrounds and I really like cutting out leaves on my silhouette.  Leaves are so easy to use for both feminine or masculine layouts, my layout is about my daughter eating out a local market which has a cool autumnal vibe too it I think.

Here is my layout:

I really wanted to keep it simple with a soft mixed media background in autumnal colours of peachy oranges  and pale mustard - and then add my cut file over the top of that to create some texture but still keeping my colour palette soft and understated.  The cut file I used is called Leaf Background 2.  I really liked these cute little leaves which aren't quite your usual leaf design.  

Here are some close ups:

I decided to have a central design on my layout which is a bit different for me as usually I put my photo off centre but this gave me an idea to add my embellishments right around the edges of my photo which allowed me still have focus on the cut file which frames my photo really nicely but still meant I could add some fun embellishing too.  I really like how cut files just add to my layouts and takes them to the next level. 

I hope you have enjoyed my fall layout today and that you have been inspired by this week's designers showcasing fall designs that can be found in store.

Take care


Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 09, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files!  I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!!  I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time!  I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file.  I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage!  I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!



Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 02, 2017 07:00

     Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree! 

     For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout! 

     For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely! 

    Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files! 

Awesome Girl - Cathy Martin September 25, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I'm continuing to work with the All Boy cut file!  On my last blog post I used several of the words that came with the cut file, but so as to not waste a single bit of paper I added the word "awesome" before I sent the file through my Silhouette.  I didn't know what I would end up doing with it, but I knew that since it was something I could use for almost any layout I decided to cut it.  I'm so glad I did, because I used it for this layout!  A layout that is definitely All Girl :) 

I backed the cut file with bright, bold and fun papers from my stash ( I have some drawers of papers that I keep specifically for the purpose of backing cut files)  and then I chopped the word in half so it would fit on my page better, since the background paper I had chosen had an illustration in the lower left hand side.  I decided to go for a funky, whimsical, and slightly minimalistic feel, and I experimented with my photo by cutting out my daughter from the background.  This is a new technique for me, though I know it's been around for quite awhile.  I am super happy with the results!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!  You can also check out my Youtube channel to see my process video too!




Foliage Background | Michelle Whorwood September 22, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the newer background files in store the 'Foliage Background'.  I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend.  I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.  

I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy.  So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.  

I really loved how this layout came together.  The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.  

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used: 

Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone!  It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title!  I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads!  I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today!  Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!




Dream Big | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout using 'Words' as inspiration for all the Just Nick Designers this week.  Here is my layout:

 I had lots of fun creating my layout and have used three different cut files.  I really loved the new 'Leaf Circle Background' file and cut this out on white cardstock to create the basis of my layout and included my photo of my girls into one of the negative spaces of the cut file.  I also added in some patterned paper to a couple of the other circles for a bit of added interest.

I also really wanted to add word to my page in a form of a title going down one side of my page.  So I used the 'Script Alpha 2' Cut file and welded together some of the letters to create 'be you' and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added some Shimmerz Mist 'Pretty in Pink' to give it a soft pale pink colour and stitched through the words for some added texture!   I then added the 'Dream Big' cut from the Dream Big Cut File set also just on some white cardstock.  I love the freshness of the white on white look and adding pops of colour with patterned paper and embellishments to finish off my page!


The cut files I have used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired to try out some cut titles on your pages!

HEY THERE September 03, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

Nathalie here with a new layout that is all about my teenage son!.  I love my kids, but i find that it is easier to document my daughter, so this time,  I chose to create a page that combines the Positive One and Positive 3 Backgrounds to document my boy!



 I wanted something that will bring the eye to the picture, and at the same time will be graphic and simple.   The Positive One and Positive Three backgrounds were perfect for what i had in mind, even when the design changed a bit along the way.





Firstly, I isolated a single cross from both the files.  Then used the cross from the Positive One file to sketch some crosses on half of the page, and used the same design  (in three different sizes) to cut some crosses from vellum.  I proceeded to poke holes in the sketched designs, and used thread to back stitch the designs.



Next i used the Positive 3 cut file's isolated cross to cut some designs out of the papers from the Boys Front collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  Once everything was cut, then a bit of foam adhesive was used to attach the crosses just to half of the page, as if they all were leading to the picture.




After the graphic background, just a few more details around the picture complete the page.    I love the final look of the page, along with the contrast in dimension, and it all was created by using the simple designs of the two cut files.   That is why i love cut files!!!


Remember to check the JustNick store for these, and all the rest of cut files available.  All the designs are so versatile, and you can easily create unique pages with them.  I am always a comment away, if you have a question on how this came together.


See you all around!


Play Together | Cloud Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood August 30, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file.  I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!!   I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)!  Here is my layout:

One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page.  I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn't a solid colour but isn't too busy on the page either.  This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too.  But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.

Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file.  This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail.  Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops!  This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.

Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file.  As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout.  This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!

Snapchat fun | Laureen Wagener August 28, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

how are you doing? Did you create any fun cut file heavy projects this month?
I have one last project for August for you - time flies like crazy, right?!

When I doubt, make a wreath - you probably heard that before. And it is for sure true!
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the cut files I have, and then I don't really know what to do and create for my project, when I don't have a specific assignment - Nicole please give me all the assignments for the future - yes? :D

I basically scrolled through my files for over an hour and couldn't decided on what to create and I ended up with the gorgoeus florals from "In bloom" and just created a baby wreath.

I cut them out of patterned paper from the Carousel collection and backed that with vellum and then simply stitched it down with my sewing machine - easy as that! Only took over an hour *sarcasmoff*

Embellishing with the Crate Paper Carousel embellishments is pretty easy - everything matches perfectly and looks stunning! Such a fun collection to work with!

That's it - onto the next time!

Happy crafting -

xo, Laureen
Cut file used:
In Bloom


Live Today - Cathy Martin August 11, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  I can't believe we are almost halfway through August!  Where oh where has the summer gone.  Well I know for myself I am still going to be scrapping fun and bright layouts for just a little bit longer before I switch and start focusing on the awesomeness of autumn scrapping.  With that in mind this week is circles week and we are focusing on cut files that are circular.  This, for me, is seriously no problem, I LOVE all of Nicole's circular cut files!

For the layout I created I chose the Floral Ring 3 cut file, and I cut it out in a very primary, bright blue.  Now here is where the challenge is because this colour of blue is not one that I would usually use, but I really wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge as well as get a chance to use up products that would match well with the blue that I chose!

After much hmming and hahing and not being able to make a decision on patterned paper I finally was able to back the cut file and choose a background paper that really went well together.  I used products from Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio to finish off the layout! 

Thank you all so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see how it all came together!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!





Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 4 Comments

Hi cut file fans -
I hope you are all doing good!

Maybe you've heard of the news yet - maybe not but this week it's circles week on the blog and the girls are sharing fantastic pages!

For my project I decided to go big! Instead of using one of Nicoles' many cut files that consist of a lot of small circles I made my own in the middle of the page!

I used the Fishscale background to create an eyecatching design right in the middle of my page and modified it to look like a circle to match my theme for the week ;)

I backed all of the open spaces with some fun summery papers from an old favorite - Crate Paper Poolside! And then stitched all around the circle with my sewing machine. I can never get one perfect circle so I always end up stitching around multiple times to make it look messy, yet supposed to look like that ;)

I scattered a few chipboard pieces and stickers around my sewn circle and sprinkled fun colors around and then called it done ;)

I am loving the main circle design element so so much and will definitely transform more cut files like that in the future ;)


Happy crafting,
Cut file used:

Fishscale Background