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12 Days of Giveaways Day 12 | Claudia van Rooijen December 12, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello scrappy friends! Claudia here and it's Day 12 of our 12 Days of Givaways.
Today's freebie is the Christmas Tree cut file:
Use the code TREE4FREE during checkout to get this cut file for free.
The code is only valid on December 12th, 2019 until midnight CST.
For my layout I'm using a photo taken during Christmas last year of me, my mom and my grandmother. I created this layout with the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection which is one of my favorite winter/Christmas collections as I adore the colors.
I spent quite a lot of time layering this cut file but I think the end result was well worth it. In some parts I layered some vellum on top of patterned paper which is not something I had done before but I really love the look of it.
If you back a lot of cut files I can definitely recommend having a gold glittered paper in your stash (or any other glitter paper if gold is not your thing) because it will look good on pretty much all cut files.
I had a lot of fun embellishing this layout and am happy with the way it turned out.
Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 8 | Anna Blades December 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments
Hi crafty friends! Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways, a Justnick Studio tradition. You can get a free cut file everyday during 12 days. Today's freebie is the We Wish You a Merry Christmas cut file. So elegant, don't you think? Read below to find out how to grab it free, only today!
That's the layout I created with this cut file:
Letters are very thin and since I cut it on white cardstock I needed a dark background to made it stand out, so I used this dark blue cardstock which matches with the papers and embellishments.
I made the inner circle a little bit smaller and cut it in another paper and raised it up with foam. I glued this "pom pom ribbon" around it. I think it gives a cozy look to the page.
I used the "Holiday Vibes" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Here's how you can get your free cut file:
Enter the code: WISHFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th,2019 at midnight CST.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refund will be given. The design will still be available in the Justnick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Be sure to check out everyday's free cut file and have a lot of fun!
See you soon!!
12 Days Of Giveaways Day 4 // Sarah Bargo December 4, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hey paper peeps! Is it really December eeeekkkk so excited! I love Christmastime so much! I'm especially excited today because it's day 4 of our 12 Days Of Giveaways here at Just Nick Studio, and I get to share with you this fun page I created using the gorgeous Holly 3 Cutfile! I just looovve holly, and this one is just adorable!
This page is going in my Remember December album for this year, I spent the day crafting last weekend so I just had to do a festive page about it!
I wanted the leaves to have an artsy green ombre effect, so I took my Tim Holtz Pine Needles Oxide Ink pad and applied some directly to my craft mat, then sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my Holly leaves in it, and I got this cool watercolor effect with all these other green hues coming thru! Turned out pretty neat!
If you haven't tried adding some paints to your cut files, you definitely should, it's so fun!
Be sure to stop by Just Nick Studio today and grab your free Holly 3 Cut File, offer only valid for today!
***Enter the code: HOLLY3FREE checkout to get this design for free!***
***This code is only valid on December 4th, 2019 until midnight CST!***
No purchase necessary, coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available for purchase after the discount code expires!
Have an amazing day and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!
12 Days of Giveaways Day 3 | Kelly Barron December 3, 2019 07:30
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I am sharing a December Documented page that I created using this fun Holiday Tree cut file.
This cut file is so fun and would look amazing as the focal point on a layout. I chose to use this as a filler page in my December Documented album and love the way that it turned out.
To start, I opened up the file in my Silhouette software, and created a rectangle in the size of my filler page (6.25 in x 8.25 in). I then opened up the file, and removed the Happy Holidays sentiment for sizing. Since I backed the cut file with a busier patterned paper and a transparency, I knew that the letters needed to be as large as possible for readability.
I am still enjoying creating my own transparencies using my laminator. Refer to this post for details on how I have created some transparencies to use for my projects. On this transparency I used tinsel glitter by Recollections. While it doesn't quite look like the tinsel that was once commonly placed on Christmas trees, it gave me the nostalgic feel of decorations in the past.
It's hard to see the glitter due to the glare of the transparency, but in person it is noticeable and a fun element behind the cut file.
Once I adhered the transparency to the cut file, I lightly adhered it to the patterned paper. Then, I machine stitched around the edge with white thread. For the finishing touches, I sprinkled clear sequins around the page and added a chipboard star to the top.
***Enter the code: TREE2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.***
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 3, 2019.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
I hope that you have a great day! Be sure and check back tomorrow for another free cut file.
12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2 | Majken Pullin December 2, 2019 07:00
Hello and welcome to the celebration! Every year, JustNick Studio has a 12 days of giveaways just for you, and it's easy to grab some fun and free cut files. I'm continuing with the celebration for Day 2 of this exciting giveaway. Check out the super-cute Gingerbread House, and then read below to find out how to grab it for free, today only (but available for purchase if you miss the giveaway window).
Here is the project I created with this fun file!
This December marks the last year one of my children will be participating in this tradition at our elementary school (cue the crying hard emoji!!), and so when I saw this cut file, I knew exactly what to do with it. I chose a couple of photos from my daughter's experience and paired it with the fun Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection.
Isn't the roof so much fun?! I backed each area of the house with different patterned papers.
I couldn't resist putting that little Santa sticker coming out of the chimney!
I used Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland Thickers for the title along the roof edge.
The candy canes and gum drops were perfect to back with different patterned papers.
How sweet is it that the peppermint candy paper matches the ones on the house?
Well, now it's your turn to grab this awesome Gingerbread House cut file! Here is how:
Come back for ten more days of this exciting giveaway! Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your holiday season!
Today is a Good Day to be Happy | Majken Pullin November 29, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! It's Majken today here with you on the JustNick Studio blog, and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today where I've hand-stitched my cut file title. Here is my layout.
I have a tutorial on how to create a stitch file from a cut file with the Silhouette Cameo here. Today's method was a little different in that I cut the inside of the "Happy" and the stitch holes on the outside edge to then stitch the outside. Here's what that looked like in Silhouette Studio.
In the above example, I released the compound path and removed the inside pieces so that only the word outline would cut. My stitch holes were created by creating an offset of "Happy" and then proceeding to add the periods to the offset. You will need to make sure your offset is large enough for the stitching to not tear through the edges.
After I cut "Happy" and the stitch holes, I stitched with embroidery thread and then backed the title with the fun patterned paper from Bella Blvd "Squeeze the Day" collection!
I also sprinkled some black ink and enamel hearts and stickers on the layout, and included a heart from Basic Hearts to pair with the smaller hearts from the collection.
My photo area needed a bit more of a boost, so I cut out a Scalloped Flowers to use in the mat area.
Here are the cut files I used for today's project:
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!
How Sweet This Is | Claudia van Rooijen November 26, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! Claudia here with another layout I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection.
For this layout I'm using the beautiful Remember Floral cut file.
I cut it from white cardstock and then mounted it with a watercolor background paper from the collection.
I knew I wanted it to mostly feature pink and yellow.
I placed a few of the phrase stickers that I felt applied to my photo (a selfie of me and Amy during one of our walks in August).
It's quite a simple layout but I really wanted the cut file to be the main focus of the layout so I felt that it didn't need a ton of embellishing and only added a few small things here and there.
Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout!
Thankful for you | Anna Blades November 19, 2019 11:07
Anna here with you today sharing a new layout on this "thankful" week!
Here in Catalonia we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but I think it's important to remember the good things in your life and give thanks for them. And I'm very grateful for my lovely family!
For this layout I used the "Thankful 2" cut file for my main title, which I backed with patterned paper. Then, I raised it up with little foam squares.
To complete it, I stamped the words "for you" with distress oxide ink (Victorian Velvet) .
I also used the "Leaf Cluster 2" to embellish my page, because I think that the leaves look a lot like the ones of the die cuts that I used in this layout. They're are backed with patterned paper too.
All items used in this page are from Heidi Swapp's "Honey and Spice" collection. It's so beautiful and these big flowers are really gorgeous.
I hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to check out the new cut files every week!
See you soon!!
Thankful | Claudia van Rooijen November 15, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the new 'Grateful Heart' cut file and the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely collection. I'm thankful for so many people but for this one I decided to document this photo of me and Amy (our dog) because I'm so thankful for having her as my walking companion which has been great for both my physical and mental health this past year.
The first thing I did was decide which paper to mount behind the cut file and ended up going for this pretty watercolor paper (my favorite!) that was a perfect match for the color scheme I had in mind.
I knew I wanted to use lots of flower around and inside of the heart so I pulled a decent amount of acetate florals from the collection.
I placed some enamel dots all around to create pops of color - I love these!
I backed white paper behind some of the acetate florals so that they weren't see through anymore and others I just kept as is for a little bit of variety in texture.
In the end I came in with the puffy stickers to fill up some of the empty spaces within the heart.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to craft yourself!
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
All of These Good Things // Sarah Bargo November 14, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here sharing a simple but sweet layout using the Card Sentiments cut file!
I love a big ole pretty title, so you'll see most of my layouts with them lol! I love this Thankful one, I realized the other day that I don't have many layouts of my dear friends and I. Soooo I thought this would be the perfect time to start, because I am so thankful for them! I recently taught a mini album class, and this was us having lunch afterwards. I am so grateful for the friendships that scrapbooking has brought into my life!
I cut the word out of some patterned paper by 1 Canoe 2, and mixed in other goodies from Pink Paislee on the layout. I love the fall season with all of the warm colors! Give me all of the cozy good things ha!
I love using my tiny attacher to attach my cut files to my projects!
Do you document the special friends in your life? It can be tricky finding good and faithful and true friends nowadays, I think it's important that we celebrate them when we do!
Thank you so much for stopping by, so very "thankful" for you!
Thankful | Kelly Barron November 12, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you using the new Thankful cut file.
For this spread I used Paige Evan's new collection Truly Grateful collection. To start, I cut out the file with white cardstock, and then backed each letter and heart with a different patterned paper.
I machine stitched around the border and lifted the edges up for a bit of dimension.
To balance out the many colors on the right side, I added a few flowers in the corner of my photo. I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the cut file is backed with multiple patterns and colors.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store to see all of the amazing cut files that have been added. I'm sure you can find something to spark your creativity. Have a great day!
Love You | Majken Pullin November 7, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone...happy "baby Friday"! Majken with you today, and I'm very excited you could join me today. I've created another layout with a fun background cut file, and I gravitated towards the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection again. The colors are just so lovely!
Here's my layout using Leaf Background 2 and the You Make My Heart Smile cut files.
I first enlarged the cut file and cut it out on my Cameo. Then I backed each leaf with different patterned paper from the collection. The colors are so lovely! With this cut file, I traced the outline of each leaf, then cut just inside my traced line, then glued each one.
Then I layered papers behind the photo of my sweet daughter, and added some alpha stickers and ephemera.
For my title, I cut out the "Love You" from the You Make My Heart Smile cut file three times and once with the patterned paper to layer them and glue together for more dimension.
I love background cut files because they allow you to pull together different patterned papers and color for a unique base for your projects.
Here are the cut files:
You can find the perfect background cut file for your project here. I hope this layout inspires you for some fun, crafty projects for the weekend! Have a great day!
Friends forever | Anna Blades November 6, 2019 07:00
Anna here today with a new layout using the pretty Floral Border 2 cut file.
Last year my little sister Marta got married and we have a lot of beautiful pictures from that day, so I'm creating a lot of projects with them. This one is very special because these five ladies are best friends since they were 3 years old and this was the first wedding of one of them.
As you can see, the design is quite simple. I tore four strips of patterned paper and put them on the top and bottom the page, atop of the cut file's border. This "mirror" composition helps me to balance the page.
In the middle of the cut files I placed the picture and the title.
For this layout I used the gorgeous "Amber" collection from Felicity Jane Studio which matches perfectly with my photo: soft pink, green and flowers. So girly and romantic.
And that's all for today! I hope you like it! And remember, in the shop you can find lots of amazing cut files for any of your projects!
See you soon,
Eek! | Kelly Barron October 31, 2019 07:00
Hello friends and Happy Halloween! Today I have a layout to share using two new cut files from the Just Nick store.
To begin the layout, I cut out the spider web and the spider from a piece of patterned paper. I wanted to add some dimension to the spider web, so I stitched it onto the paper with silver thread. It did take a bit of time, but I love the end result and the sparkle that it brings to the page.
I then embossed the spider with some black glitter embossing powder and then popped him off the web with some foam dots.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum on the layout. I clustered them on and around the photo because I did not want to cover up any more of my spider web than absolutely necessary.
To finish off the layout, I stitched around the page with silver thread. I hope that this layout inspires you to check out the Halloween files in the Just Nick shop. I hope that you have a great day!
Happy Fall! // Sarah Bargo October 29, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here and I wanted to share with you a pretty little pumpkin card that I made with 2 different cut files, Fall TN and Sights of Fall! I just love sending handmade cards to people that are special to me! There's nothing like getting something that was handmade with love to make you feel special ;)
This is the front, I used pumpkin cut file from the Sights of Fall set, it is the cutest!
I brushed a creamy shimmery watercolor onto the pumpkin and then added some pretty leaves and starry tulle at the stem!
On the inside, I used the fall word from the Fall Travelers Notebook cut file, it's so pretty layered over a doily and some rose gold rub on flowers!
I just love fall, everything is so beautiful and cozy :)
Do you make cards for the people you love? Next time you want to get creative but don't have much time, whip out a couple of cards and drop them in the mail, you are sure to make someones day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Fall Days | Majken Pullin October 26, 2019 07:00
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today! I'm so glad you join us today on the JustNick Studio blog. Even here in South Texas, we're feeling the early stages of fall. I love the colors of fall, even if I don't get to see them often!
Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Autumn Windowpanes cut file. What's great about a grid cut file is that it simplifies the planning for your project because it divides your project area naturally. Let's take a look at one way to use the cut file.
I first sized the cut file to approximately 11"x11" and then cut it out of the pretty green patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market collection. My base is white textured cardstock, and I decided to sew the grid and also pop it up with 3D foam squares for texture and dimension.
Then the easy part! I cut a few squares slightly larger than the grid to put in the empty spaces, and I also backed a couple of the leaf files.
After that, I placed my photo on some burlap for additional texture.
Then I added some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.
What will you use the cut file to create? We'd love to see your projects, so make sure you share them with us and tag us on Instagram!
Enjoy your weekend, and have fun creating!
Feels like fall | Anna Blades October 23, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! I'm back with a new layout and this week it's fall themed one.
Here in Catalonia there's a beautiful forest called "La Fageda d'en Jordà", which is a magical place during this season. It is impossible to not fall in love with all the pretty colors. We use to go every fall with our daughters for a long walk and collect leaves and acorns.
So when Nicole asked us for a fall project, I knew it had to include a photo of an excursion to "La Fageda".
I used the Geometric Leaves cut file and cut one of them pretty big. Then, I backed it with the "Golden Days" collection from Fancy Pants and raised it up with foam. I also used distress ink in the cut file's border.
For my title I used the Feels like fall cut file. I cut it twice in black and kraft cardstock and put the black one behind the latter, to deepen the title as well as to give it more dimension.
For the background I apllied a coat of clear gesso and I used Vicki Boutin's watercolor markers. Finally, I embellished the layout with some die cuts.
I hope you like it and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!
Happy Place | Claudia van Rooijen October 21, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Leaf Circle background cut file and the Maggie Holmes Gather collection from a few years ago.
My idea with this cut file was to back the leaves with a wooden paper (which the Gather collection had) and then back the inside of the circle with another background paper. It took me quite a while to figure out which one to put there but I ended up going with the paper that has all the strips for some pops of color.
I then put some foam tape behind the cut file before putting it on top of this typewriter paper.
The photo I'm using is larger than what I usually use so I mostly embellished with some tiny florals to make it look a little more interesting but not take too much away from the photo.
This wooden paperclip from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection was quite a good match for my layout and I liked the dimension it added. I always love adding some sort of paperclip to my layouts!
The layout took quite a while to make but I had a lot of fun and am quite happy with how it turned out!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that it will inspire you in some way. Thank you for joining me today!
Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout!
This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival!
I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!
I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol!
I also included some hidden jouraling..
I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.
Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!
Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00
Hello Justnick friends!
Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page.
As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic.
The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.
Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design.
I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?
I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today.
See you soon!
Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today. My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade. Let's take a look!
My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock. In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file.
You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares. It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout. I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper. I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout.
For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile". I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.
With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog! You can grab other background cut files here. There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!
Have a great weekend,
Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store.
To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file.
Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.
After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest.
To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00
Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.
I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.
I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.
After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!
I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).
I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.
Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!
OUR STORY | Nathalie DeSousa October 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new project that is all about my family. Once in a while I like to create covers for my albums, and the newest word cut files from JustNick studio were perfect to create a new cover.
I wanted to frame the cover page, so i used the Floral Corner cut file to create the floral frame for the page. I copy and rotated the file so that i had a piece on each corner and weld them all together.
I cut the frame out of smooth white cardstock and attached it to the background using a bit of foam adhesive so that it gives dimension to the page.
To create the title of the page i used the Story cut file to create the "Our Story" cut out from white cardstock. Each letter was then backed with papers from the new Pebbles' This is Family collection.
Once i set the title on the page, i added a picture of my family and added a few clusters of ephemera and stickers around the title and picture. To finish the page, i cut two of the smaller images from the Beautiful Butterflies cut file, glue them together and pop them at the bottom of the page.
I love how this project turned out, and it was so easy to put together using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files; so make sure to check them all out. Remember to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
Together | Vicki Parker October 3, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you again and today I have a layout using the Big Wheel cut file.
It looks like this and can be found in the store here.
I started by using some Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and backing the circles with spokes with different papers. For the open circles, I decided to paint the cut out with some Shimmerz and add them back into the open circles. I used the same paint to add some colour underneath the large wheels on the cut file.
I popped the cut file up on foam to add some extra dimension before adding a few embellishments around the photo and the circles. I layered the photo with some paper and vellum and finally added an acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
I am so happy with the final layout, I hope you find inspiration from it. Until next time....
Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.
The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.
I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.
I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.
Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!
Introvert | Majken Pullin September 23, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I'll let you in on a fun serendipity...it's my birthday! So I thought I'd share a little more about myself - I'm an introvert! I think introverts are highly misunderstood, but I think more people than you think fall into this category.
My layout today is super-colorful and fun - a counterbalance to what's often considered "introverted". Take a look!
I decided to put "introvert" front and center on this layout. I used Type It Alpha to weld together the stacked word. Here's a quick tutorial on welding letters if you are interested in the basics, and below is what my final cut file looked like after I arranged the letters so that each layer had at least one overlapping letter on the next layer.
Here are the basic steps how to create these letters:
- Trace the Type It Font and copy the letters you plan to use to a new file space.
- Size them how large you'd like them.
- Since these are solid letters, select the letters and create an offset so you have an outline.
- Arrange your letters so they overlap a bit, at least one on each layer.
- Optional: Copy/paste the unwelded letters over onto the side or a new file so you can use them for cutting the inside of the letters separately if you wish.
- Weld the letters.
For my layout, I used the Simple Stories "Oh Happy Day" - it's such a burst of color and happiness! I cut the phrase outline I created using black cardstock - it makes all those colors pop! After spritzing some black ink spray on white cardstock and letting it dry, I backed my letters with a floral patterned paper from the collection.
I tucked the photo area to the side of the word and used some embellishments and stickers from the collection.
Here's another example of using this fun alphabet cut file, and here is the Type It Alpha:
Have a great day!
Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
AUTUMN LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 18, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about those warm cozy feelings Autumn brings along. I usually look forward to Nicole's emails with the new upcoming cut files, so when i saw the new Fall Foliage Background (coming soon to the shop) i just had to use it on a page.
I love Fall colors, so i wanted to highlight them on the page, as the background for the beautiful cut file.
To bring out the details of the cut, i chose to create my own background using VIcki Boutin's Pop Acrylic paints. I simply masked the cardstock and used a flat brush to create the ombre square on the page.
While the background dried i cut two Fall Foliage backgrounds ( to fit the colored square) from white cardstock, glued them together, and then glued them to the background. I made sure some of the leaves were not glued fully together, so that they create interest on the background.
The picture of my babies was converted to black and white and added at the bottom corner of the square. I used one Leafy Floral cut out to decorate the bottom of the picture along with a few phrase stickers. Then for the title, i used a combination of alphas and the word "Love" - this was created using the Love 1 cut file from kraft paper-.
I love how this turned out, the boldness of the background creates the perfect canvas for the cut file and makes everything on the page pop. Remember to check these JustNIck cut files and all the new files that are revealed each week.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension.
The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.
Have a great week!
Happy Day | Claudia van Rooijen September 11, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here and today I am sharing a layout I created using the 'Happy' cut file and the gorgeous 'Just A Little Lovely' collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
One of the things I love most about this type of cutfile is that it can be both a title and background element. They are also great to use up some of your scraps.
The first thing I did was back the letters with some papers that I took out of the 6x6 paper pad.
Then I put some of the floral die cuts behind the letters to make the whole thing come together.
I love the mixed embellishment pack in the collection so I made sure to use those on the layout as well - I truly adore those gold glittered enamel dots!
Lastly I added some strips of patterned paper at the top of the layout, these are from the 6x6 paper pad since I really liked the scaled down version. It was also a nice addition because they feature all the colors in the collection!
Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself! Have lovely day!
This Moment | Kelly Barron September 9, 2019 07:00
Hey friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using two cut files from the store. This week we are continuing to focus on using words on our projects. There are some great files to choose from in the store and I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like for your project.
I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments to create this layout. I did add some foam underneath the title to give it a bit of dimension.
Since my title contained several different patterns, I backed the florals with vellum.
The leaves of the cut file are dainty so I added just a tiny bit of wet adhesive to glue them down. I don't mind that they are not 100% stuck to the page because it adds a bit of dimension to the page. The layout will be protected in a page protector so I don't worry about them getting messed up.
I love how this layout came together. Using a word file not only helped me create a beautiful layout, but it was a great starting point for my journaling. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store for more great words to use on your projects.
Bloom | Majken Pullin September 7, 2019 07:00
Hello lovelies! Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog today - it's Majken here with you. This week's theme is "words". JustNick has so many awesome words to choose from, but I ultimately chose the main word from "Bloom" to be the title of my layout with my lovely daughter when she was about three years old. <3
I got to dip into my new stash of Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans. I love the colors and chose a few pinks and purple papers to back the flowers in the cut file, which I cut with textured white cardstock.
I cut a few leaves from the dark green patterned paper, which you can see peeking out on the right side of the photo. I love to combine cut files with ephemera to add dimension and contrast. I used a blender brush to spread a very light circle of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around where I planned to put the photo.
I resized the "bloom" word to be about 11" wide so it would serve as the "anchor" to the layout. I also offset "bloom" so I could cut a mat slightly larger to help emphasize the title. I used 3D foam tape to pop the title up as well.
Here is a look at the gorgeous Bloom cut file:
See you soon!
Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00
Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one.
For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.
I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)
Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.
To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park.
That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!
See you soon!!
Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)
I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!
Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!
Flags just make everything happy :)
Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo
Super | Kelly Barron August 29, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Outline Alpha.
To create the background, I first applied a thin coat of gesso to watercolor paper. I then sprayed various colors of spray mist, added more water, and then turned the paper to allow the colors to blend and create this watercolor effect.
This alpha cut file is perfect to use when you need to create your own title. If you have never done this before with your Silhouette software, don't let it intimidate you at all! First, select the letters that you want to use for your title and erase the others off your workspace. Second, group each individual letter that you will use for your title. Next, highlight each individual letter and make it a compound path. Finally overlap the letters in a way that you like and then weld them all together.
Since the shape is simple and the title is large, I found it easiest to trace around the papers myself and then glue them to the back of the cut file.
I find that when I use busy papers to embellish my cut files that I don't need to use as many embellishments on my layout. A few stickers, epoxy and sequin stars and stitching finish off my layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that you have a great day!
Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00
I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the Star Background cut file:
I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.
For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:
Finally added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!
Bloom With Grace | Claudia van Rooijen August 25, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Crop Circle Background 2 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.
My plan originally was to mount the circles with some patterned paper but since the circles are so intricate I decided it would be best to just leave them as they are. I am also using two smaller sized photos for this layout which is nice because they are fairly small and they don't cover up the cut file too much.
I then proceeded to embellish the circles with stickers and chipboard pieces to make the layout look just a little bit more interesting.
I used this large die cut piece for my title which worked quite well and was a great way to finish up the layout.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day!
You Did It, Yes! | Patricia Roebuck August 21, 2019 07:00
JustNick has been coming out with some gorgeous new cut files! I decided to combine a new background and a new flower cut file to create my Traveler's Notebook spread today.
A great way to use Background cut files in your Traveler's Notebook is either to use as is for your entire background or in this case, trim it down and add where you want it! I first started with a solid pattern paper background for my left side. Next, I selected a second pattern paper that would complement and give contrast to my background to use for my two cut files. I used the multi-colored side of the paper (which had florals) for the Basketweave Background 2, trimming it and then stitching it to the top. Then I used the more solid side of that same pattern paper for the Botanical Flower Cluster 1, turning it lengthwise.
The intricate look of both of these cut files were a perfect way to cluster photos and embellishments under and above them. I trimmed the bottom of the pattern paper I used for the cut files to stitch next to the Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to tie it together even more. Keeping the spread light, with a whimsical look, I turned the smaller photo at an angle and stapled it. I kept with this playfulness by adhering my stickers for my title at the bottom in different directions, but used black and white which didn't take away from the spread and also balanced with the black and white on the right side.
For my right side, I used two 3x4 pockets with a photo at the top in black and white. The whitespace on my photo, was another perfect spot to trim and adhere another portion of the Basketweave Background 2, and then layered more embellishment over it.
My bottom 3x4 card was for my journaling with another added embellishment in black and white and stamping the date.
Using cut files, especially background cut files, as is, is always beautiful, but hope this inspires you to try this idea again or try it for the first time for your next project. Really adds texture, color and layers to your spread and your photos!
Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00
Well, hello there again JustNick fans! Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout. I'm using two fun cut files with hearts: Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.
What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys. I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.
To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.
After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again. I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper. I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.
The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts. I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.
I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.
Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera. I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.
Here are the cut files used in today's project:
Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!
Sunshine on my Mind | Majken Pullin - combining cut files August 17, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I think my layout today is the tail end of our Summer/Travel theme projects. I combined two JustNick cut files to create a fun summery layout.
I started with the Sunshade Background and scaled it to 11"x11". Next I opened Sunshine On My Mind and copied the "Sunshine" over to my cut file. I sized the word to fit within the frame and then welded it so the "S" and "E" would be attached to it. Here's what it looked like in Silhouette Studio:
I used the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my project. Isn't the ombre rainbow background paper just beautiful?
I originally was stuck trying to figure out if I should back the letters in "Sunshine" or let the paper show through. Ultimately, I was inspired by my friend Heather to follow the ombre/rainbow colors of the background and back them with matching papers.
To do that, I released the compound path of the letters, then removed the inside part of each letter. And then I spaced them out on my mat so I could cut them all at once on different patterned papers. Here is what that looks like in Silhouette Studio:
I was inspired by the "Sunshine on my Mind" title, so I used some alpha stickers to create the "on my mind".
I also sewed around the frame, and I sprinkled some matching stickers and ephemera along the "Sunshine". I put several matching enamel dots between the sunrays and "sunshine" to match the ombre colors.
Other than my photo area, I left the sunshine rays to stand on their own.
I hope this has inspired you to mix and match your cut files to create unique ones for your projects!
Here are the JustNick Studio cut files I used today:
Thanks so much for joining us today!
DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :)
As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there!
Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you!
Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)
So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!
Fun In The Sun | Claudia van Rooijen August 14, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Fun in the Sun cut file and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection.
I knew I wanted to cut the cut file out of white cardstock and then mount the letters with some papers. As I went through my stash I came across this gorgeous watercolor paper which was designed by Irit Landgraf and came with an older Hip Kit Club kit. I knew it would be the perfect match since the colors also work quite well with the Sunny Days collection.
This is actually the first layout I created using this collection and I always find it so hard to decide what to use first since there's so much stuff but I knew I had to use that gorgeous floral die cut.
The clear label stickers work really well for layering - I love adding that little bit of extra texture in between my layers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start creating!
Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.
I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.
I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!
I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.
I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.
The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....
Smile | Kelly Barron August 12, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using this gorgeous new Floral Cluster cut file.
I thought that this sweet photo of my daughter and one of her friends would be perfect to use with this cut file.
I chose to back the flowers with solid papers and a subtle print for the leaves.
To add dimension to the cut file, I backed it with craft foam. I love the subtle shadows that it creates on the page.
One of my tricks when working with cut files is to tuck the photo under part of the cut file. To me it helps to bring the page together and makes it more cohesive. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I thought that my cut file did all of the work for me on this layout. I did however add some machine stitching to the sides of the layout, and added a few iridescent sequins around the page.
Be sure and check out the JustNick shop for this gorgeous cut file and many more that were just added to the shop. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do.
These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project.
I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page.
I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look".
Hope you like it!
Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!
EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!
Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!
I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty!
I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!
BEACH, SAND AND SUMMER SUNSHINE | Nathalie DeSousa July 30, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that celebrates Summer. With so many beautiful cut files in the JustNick Studio shop, sometimes all it takes is a bit of mixing and matching to bring your ideas to live. This is one of them!
Love a large title layout! To create this page, i reached for the Beach Sand Surf, Sunshine on my Mind and Summer cut files. I played with the words -in the Silhouette software) to create a vertical design that had movement and could be quite colorful.
It all started with adding a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayon-, while this set, i used the Silhouette Cameo to weld the words in the title and cut it from white cardstock.
I used the machine to also cut the letters to fill the cut out from colorful papers from the Pebbles' Oh Summertime collection. This helped when backing the title.
I added the picture at the bottom of the page, right under the title and used some of the collection's stickers and ephemera pieces to embellish the page
I love how this turned out, all the colors scream summer, and the large title is perfect for the picture of some of my family while in vacation.
Remember to check the JustNick Studio Shop for all these cut files and the many more added weekly. If you have a question on how this came together, please contact me!
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