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Making Waves / Sarah Bargo July 16, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here today sharing a fun little layout with you! I wanted to show you something fun you can do with the Waves Border 2 cut file! 

Curly Q waves are one of my favorite shapes, I just love them! So when I saw these in the shop you can bet I was super excited to play with them! 

 

My favorite thing to do with cut files is using watercolor paints on them, and I wanted these to be kinda dreamy and pretty so I used 2 different pinks and a pretty periwinkle color...

Then to give the layout a rather eclectic feel, I cut one strip of the waves out of a map patterned paper, just to switch things up a bit.. just have fun, no over thinking! :)

I adored working with these waves so I hope you'll give them a whirl! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely & creative day! xoxo

 

 

 


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

Hi crafty friends!

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Dream Big / Claudia van Rooijen July 13, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! Thanks for having me today. My name is Claudia van Rooijen and today I am sharing my first layout since joining the JustNick design team which I am incredibly excited about! I'm 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have always loved being creative and in my free time whenever I'm not scrapping or gaming I love designing (scrapbooking collections). I also enjoy traveling with my boyfriend (who lives in Denmark so I don't see him that often), going for runs or bike rides.

I first started scrapping in 2005 after my mom introduced me to it but fully got into it in 2013. Last year I finally took the step to purchase a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad that I did - I feel like it has made all the difference and I'm so happy that I can finally use all these pretty cut files on my projects!

For my first layout here I am using the gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from several years ago.

 

I cut out a few florals from one of the papers in the collection to tuck in between my layers.

I thought it would be a fun idea to 'decorate' the middle part of the florals so I added some chipboard stickers and wood buttons. I always love using a lot of different textures on my pages to create more interest and dimension.

Whenever I'm scrapping I always like to add layers behind my photo, 99% of the time one of the layers will be vellum/acetate because I just love the way it looks!

For my title I used these thickers from an old Dear Lizzy collection to add some more black to the page to tie in with my black and white photos.

Do you use newer collections when scrapping or are you trying to use up your stash?

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating! Thank you for joing me and I wish you a lovely day.

xo Claudia

 

 


Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments. 

For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile. 

 

 

I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.

Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together. 

I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


Follow your dreams | Anna Blades July 3, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone!!

I'm so excited to be sharing with you today my very first project as part of the Justnick Design Team for 2019-2020!

My name is Anna and I live in Sabadell (a city near Barcelona) with my husband and my two daughters: Clàudia (6) and Abril (3). You'll see them on almost 99% of my projects ;) 

When Nicole asked me to join the team I was beyond happy, because her designs are so inspiring and the rest of the girls of the team are so very talented!

 

 

For today I made an "about me" page, so let's talk a little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and I've always been a crafty girl. I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago and it became an important part of my life. I need to create and I'm always thinking about new projects. My style is CAS, I love soft colors (especially pink, white and gold) and layouts are my favorite type of project. 

For this page I used these cut files:

 

 

 

As well as the "Emerson Lane" collection by Heidi Swapp. 

 

 

As you can see, I cut it twice, backed the first one and then raised the second one on top with foam pads, to create lots of dimension. 

 

 

I painted the flowers with Nuvo embellishment mousse using it as a watercolor. 

 

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Hope you like this layout and it gives to you some inspiration!!

See you soon!!

 


Selfie Captured | Majken Pullin - Using a Cut File Stencil July 2, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick fans,,,welcome to July!  Majken here with you today, and I'm so very excited to share that I'm on the JustNick design team a 2nd term.  For the first part of July, we are sharing layouts about us (you can see my layout from last year here).  One of my favorite things to do (besides scrapbooking & papercrafting of course!) is watch baseball.  I live in Houston, so I'm all about the Houston Astros.  Sometimes, I even turn my old iPhone into a mini television and watch them while I craft (in my selfie in today's layout you can see an Astros game on my iPhone in the background). :)  You gotta love technology when it makes things easier, right?

Here is my layout:

To create my background, I first cut out the Hexagon Background cut file using Silhouette stencil material. It has temporary adhesive on the background which keeps it in place for doing mixed media.  You can use most any cut file this way, but it's especially nice for backgrounds.

Using a Cut File Stencil

I used Distress Oxide Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, & Seedless Preserves) and sponges, but you could use any medium to create a stencil background.

Using a Cut File Stencil

I wasn't sure at this part of my project where my photo was going to go, so I covered the full area around the Hexagon Background stencil.  It is very satisfying to gently pull the stencil up once you're done with your background!  I spritzed water droplets over my background to get the fun effect from these inks.

Using a Cut File Stencil

My layout was still coming together when I created the background.  I knew I wanted to use colors to match the Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans collection Horizon, but that was about it.  I trimmed my background to about 10x10 when I realized I wanted to use the rainbow rays paper behind it.  I trimmed the octagon from the center of that paper first to use behind my photo somehow. 

I distressed the edges of the stencil background and sewed along the edges for some additional texture.

I also cut the words from Capture This three times each from textured cardstock and glued them together to create dimension for my title.

I tucked ephemera and stickers around the photo area, including a journaling tag.

And I sprinkled clear enamel dots around the layout to emphasize and contrast against the water droplets in the Distress Oxide ink.

Here are the cut files I used:

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope this tutorial has inspired you to use your cut files to create fun mixed media backgrounds.  Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media!

Have a super July!


Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00

Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven! 

Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..

Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)

For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!

This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..

I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!

Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file! 

Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!

Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day! 

xoxo Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nana | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 28, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it.

I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring. I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from my older 6x6 paper pads. 

I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.

I also added some flowers from the Bloom and Stems cut files to create flowers to match the one in Nana's collar.

I just love how this layout turned out!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


Happiness | Rachel Lowe June 25, 2019 07:00

Well today I have my last DT share as part of the Justnick team. I have had a wonderful two years creating for Justnick and have LOVED using the stunning cut files. 

I have used one of the new releases, the fab Butterfly Circle.

I have used Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I sized the Butterfly Circle to just under 12x12 inches. I then chose three colours to back the individual butterflies in the circle. I used the release compound pathway function and then dragged out the pieces I needed to cut, with this method you can back the smallest of pieces with precision or use many different papers to back your cut files.

I added machine stitching to the centre of each butterfly and finished off with a enamel butterfly (from the Horizon collection). I also added a row of machine stitching around the circle to add more texture.

I added my photo with foam tape, I used a die cut frame from the collection knowing I wanted to tuck embellishments under it. I then set about creating embellishment clusters around my photo.

I created two floral clusters to each side of my photo/frame. I created sub titles by adding sentiments on the floral clusters.

I added some small flower die cuts to a larger sized heart and added to the bottom of my photo/frame with foam tape. As you can see this layout has lots of height and dimension.

I added my large title bending it slightly to follow my circle.

I have had a wonderful creative time on the justnick DT and know that I will continue to use the fab cut files on my layouts. Thank you so much for your support and I hope that I inspired you in some way over the last two years.

Rachel X

 


Fun Selfie Moment | Majken Pullin June 19, 2019 07:00

Hello crafters!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a fun background cut file along with 3 others to create a title.  I'm not the best person at taking selfies, but my kiddos were with me on the floor about eight years ago, and we were playing when the opportunity arose.  I captured their personalities and treasure these photos.  <3

Fun Selfie Moment

I took the rainbow striped patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection to cut the Heart Strings Background.  I LOVE how the strings look like colorful rainbow waves!

Heart Strings Background

I cut the Heart Strings Background at approximately 11" so I could frame it with white textured cardstock and one of the other patterned papers from Kaleidoscope.  I ended up sewing around the background for some additional texture.

I wanted my two 2x3 photos on the right to avoid covering as many of those cute hearts as possible!  And I knew my title would go on the left.  I started browsing the JustNick store for various words to see what would work well.

I pulled "FUN" from Summer, "selfie" from Capture This, and "moment" from Summer Cards.

Summer

Capture This

Summer Cards

I cut the title using the same patterned paper I used to frame the layout because purple is happy.  :)  And I raised the title with 3D Foam Squares for more dimension.

What's really great about digital cut files is you can size them to match your project!  #winning

Fun Selfie Moment

Fun Selfie Moment

I added the embellishments of stickers and Thickers last among the heart strings background cut file.  All the Hearts!

Fun Selfie Moment

And then journaling below one photo between two heart strings!

Fun Selfie Moment

I hope my colorful project inspires you to use cut files with patterned paper in fun ways (like this rainbow!) as well as combine many words to create a fun, mixed-font title.

Have a super, colorful week!

Majken


Happy Day | Rachel Lowe June 14, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hi all Rachel here! Today I have a summer layout for you using one of the new releases.

I have used the new collection by Pebbles Inc Oh SummerTime.

I cut the Sunshine background cut file in a yellow embossed paper, added foam tape to the three middle rays to create a 3d effect. I chose a great photo of my boys att the beach about to go for a surf.

I made my first embellishment cluster 'framing' my photo, as you can see I added another ball die cut and added with foam tape over the larger die cut one, with the flip flops I added and summer flower die cut with foam tape and also my title Happy Day.

I added a floral bunch to the top left of my photo and finished off adding a super cute parrot and heart on the opposite side.

I used the reef and crab die cuts to create another embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page. To create the effect of a ocean I added sequins.

I love how this turned out, using the Sunshine Shade background and putting my photo over it really made my photo a focal point, it totally says summer! Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you later in the month with my last DT layout for Justnick Studio after a wonderful two years on the team.


Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise. 

I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.

It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.

The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.

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

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


Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone and happy June!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store.  I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer!  But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.

I used the Blossom Background and Basic Blossoms cut files along with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection to create this pretty layout of my daughter.

Blossom Background

Basic Blossoms

I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!

But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file.  Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.

I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.

I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.

Here are some close ups!

I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick blog today.  Go grab some of the new Blossoms files from the JustNick store and have a great week!

Majken


SWEET LIFE | Nathalie DeSousa June 4, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is fitting for the Spring season.   I love combining Mixed Media and cut files to create my pages, and JustNick Studio cut files are always the perfect complement to my colorful messes.  

 

For this page, i chose to mix a bit of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media (art crayons) with the new Floral Sprig cut file to create the background for the page.  I welded the image three times and cut it from white cardstock  so that they cascade from the corner of the page.

 

 

 

I love the soft look of the white cut out on top of the mixed media background, and really this takes care of a large part of the page.   So i nestled the picture at the end of the cut out and just added a few embellishments from different collections -I went through my stash and pulled embellishments that matched  the colors-.

 

 

To create the title of this page, i wanted something really soft, so, i pulled the  Girl Power cut file and welded on of its word to another from the This is Life cut file.   The title was cut three times from white cardstock and once from gold glitter paper.   These were stacked together, so that the gold paper is the top one on the cut out.

 

 

I really enjoyed putting this together,  and it was so easy to do with just a few supplies.   There are so many possibilities when you combine mixed media and cutfiles, and there are so many to choose from in the JustNick Studio shop.   

 

As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.

XO


THIS DARLING | Nathalie DeSousa May 27, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is probably one of my favorite thus far.  I love cut files, and the latest designs that Nicole has been adding to the JustNick Studio shop are just beautiful, I had to use a few of them to create this page:

 

 

This page is probably the best way to describe me, "Black & White with a hint of rainbow", and  i love it.   To start, I pulled the new Blossoms cut file, and cut it twice from white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

while the Silhouette cameo worked on cutting the designs, i added a bit of black paint to the background, marking the area where the cut outs will sit.   I set this aside to dry, and went back to working on the cut out.

 

 

 

I used the Basic Blossoms cut file to cut the flower shapes that back the cut out.  I set the machine to cut all the flowers from a paper of the Color Fresh collection from Heidi Swapp, and also vellum.  At the same time, i set the machine to cut the new Butterfly cut file to create three butterflies for my design.

 

 

 

The flowers of the cut out were backed with the patterned paper flowers and vellum -for some of them-, but only the center of the flowers were glued together.  The two cut outs were then glued to the background.  I used some of the extra cut out flowers and vellum to add some dimension to the  page by adding a glue dot in between them.

 

 

All that was left to do was add the picture of my baby and some embellishments to frame the picture and bring your eye through the layout.  Of course i added some extra splatters before calling it done.

 

 

I hope this inspires you to check the new JustNick Studio cut files.  There are so many new designs available that for sure will help you create that special project.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me!

 

XO


Dad | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 24, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. Having just celebrated Mother's Day, I've been thinking about the Father's Day coming up. I am fortunate that my husband was good Father for his children. I have a layout to share today that is a play on words and a tribute to him. I used the Outline Alphas digital cut file to create 3 words; Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible. I filled the negative space with pattern papers emphasizing one letter in each word to spell DAD.

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Dad's are Wonderful, Amazing, and Incredible! 

Here is the digital cut file I used today...

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00

Hello lovelies!  Majken here with you today sharing a layout for our "Words" theme this back part of May.  I'm using a large "love" for my title because May is my anniversary month with my husband.  We've been married 19 years this month!  <3

I was inspired by the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection colors, and I felt that the "love" title would pop using black cardstock and the black would emphasize the soft colors in the collection.  I pulled this "love" from the Lots of Love 1 cut file.

Lots of Love 1

The Henna Heart cut file looks gorgeous in black, too.

Henna Heart

After I backed the flowers of the heart with the same paper, I sprinkled in some Dimensional Paper flower embellishments.

Henna Heart

I cut a frame from the patterned vellum to give the layout that frame for balance, and I sprinkled a few sequins to keep the layout simple.

Definitely consider using black for your large word titles to help your titles stand out!

Cut files used today:

Lots of Love

Henna Heart

So glad you could join me today on the blog!

Majken


Gather Beauty | Majken Pullin May 6, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick papercrafters!  Majken here with you today to a layout with you with some florals.  This time, I've used felt as the backing for my cut files rather than paper.  I matched felt colors with the lovely Carta Bella Flower Market collection.

I started with a 5x7 black and white photo - me with my now 17-year-old daugher (yikes!!) and my bestie with her daughter.  I used the new Spiral Flower Bundle to cut several flowers and leaves.  When I saw this cut file, I knew I had to use it!

Spiral Flower Bundle

You can back cut files with felt very similar to how you do with paper.  Some tips in using felt:

  • Use scissors that are only used with fabric for easy cutting
  • Use fast-drying liquid glue to adhere the felt to cardstock
  • I sewed on my cutfiles after adhering the felt, but if you sew before, then you won't get any bunching on the felt

Here are some close-ups.

I encourage you to mix in fabric or other fun materials when using your cut files...and don't forget to share them with us!

Thanks for joining us here today...enjoy your week!

Majken


Good Life | Rachel Lowe May 2, 2019 07:00

Hi all Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about colour! I love butterflies and use them in one way or another time and time again. I have used the Butterly Background 2 cut file.

I have used the new Simple Stories collection Vintage Botanicals.

Have you ever looked at a 'busy' or multi coloured paper and thought how do I use that? I used a very busy paper (SS Scatter Kindness 10476) to cut the Butterfly Background 2, as some of the butterflies are not solid and there are varied size butterflies it allows you to use such a paper, and look at the beautiful effect! I added some machine stitching down the centre of some of the butterflies. I chose a white background to provide a stark contrast.

I added my photo (back and white to add more contrast against the butterfly background) by matting it on a bright green paper mat and using foam tape so it 'popped' off my layout. Framing it was a must so your eye was also drawn to my photo and not just the gorgeous colourful butterflies.

I added flower die cuts to each side of my photo, tucking them under the photo mat. I added some more machine stitching to the leaves of the flower die cuts to add definition. I added some pretty little die cut birds with foam tape to create a 3D effect and more importantly so they did not get lost against the butterfly background. I added a small sticker as my title, Good Life, again as my background was so busy and colourful it was about keeping it simple and clean.

Don't be afraid to use busy or colourful papers, they can add a real wow factor to larger cut files, this was out of my comfort zone as I tend to use softer colours and small patterns but I love it.

Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month. Happy creating!


Paris Street Views | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 1, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the fire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I had to look over my photos again from my trip there this past October. I felt inspired to scrap one of my favorite photos of Notre Dame along with other street pics I took as we wandered around. One of my favorite ways to include multiple photos on a layout is by using a filmstrip. In this case I cut the Windowpane Background cut file apart and sized the openings so I could fit a 1.5" x 2" photo in the opening. You can make a collage of small photos and get 6 photos on a 4" x 6" print. Here I have used 5 photos on my layout and it doesn't look busy at all!

I love this Script Font  that I used for part of my title "Paris". I combined it with alpha stickers for interest.

I also love the tags in the Around the World cut file, but I've use them a lot in the past when scrapping my vacation layouts. By replacing the text in the tag with a sentiment from the Circle Sentiment cut file, I achieved a whole new look! Here is how I did it. Right click on your image and select Release Compound Path. Drag unwanted shapes/text away. Group what you want together by selecting all parts within a rectangle and then right click again and chose the Make Compound Path option. Do this with both cut files and then combine the tag with the new text, resizing the text as desired. Think about all the ways you could stretch your cut files to do double duty!! This awesome tag made a very nice frame for my photo.

I backed the negative space on my tag pulling other colors in like the yellow and the red. They are a nice contrast to the blue tag.

I think it would be fun to carry my filmstrip theme over into a two page layout. What do you think?

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.


Hugs and Kisses | Majken Pullin April 25, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick creators!  Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating spring with flowers.  Today I'm using some new floral cut files in the JustNick store (along with a couple of others).  The new Build a Flower cut files help you easily create layered flowers - super easy with a 6x6 paper pad.  I'm using the Daffodil Days Card kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for this layout (which includes Echo Park Paper's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad), and it sure is springy!

The first thing I cut out for this layout was several flowers in different patterns.  I arranged all three originally in the top right corner with the photos in the bottom left.  But I decided to cut a corner from a 12x12 sheet of the patterned paper and anchor the photos over it.  I still felt another layer was needed so I cut the Screen Background from the green cardstock from the kit.

Here's some close-ups of the flowers - Build a Flower 1 and Build a Flower 4.  Over the cut centers I put some enamel dots.

And then I finished the layout with a title - Hugs & Kisses.

Hugs & Kisses

I hope you are enjoying your spring so far.  Don't forget to share your floral layouts with us!

Thank you for joining me on the blog today!

Majken


HEY AMAZING YOU | Nathalie DeSousa April 22, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project that fits this week's theme, Flowers.   There are so many new beautiful cut files available in the JustNick Studio shop, so, I picked a few of them to create this fresh flowery page.

 

 

I started this page by adding a bit of mixed media to the background using acrylic white paint and Distress inks.  While the background dried, i cut from white cardstock the Henna Heart cut file as well as a few stems using the Stems 2 cut file.

 Once the background dried, the heart cut out was glued to the page. I pulled Pinkfresh Studio's Joyful Day collection to create the flowers using the Build a Flower 3, Build a Flower 4, Build a Flower 6, and Build a Flower 7 cut files.

 


I ruffled the edges of the flowers using a bone folder and then build them together.  I replace the flowers in the heart cut out with these flowers, and added the  stems behind them so that they create clusters around the page.

 

 

A few embellishments from the Joyful Day collection complete the clusters and title in the page.  A few lines of journal and gold ink droplets are the final touches added.

 

 

I hope this has inspired you to mix a few of the JustNick Studio designs in your next project.  Nicole has added lots of beautiful designs to the store lately, it is hard to just choose one.

Remember you can always contact me if you have questions on how this came together.


XO

 


Bloom | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 15, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I have a fun Spring mixed media layout to share with you. I am in dire need of warmer weather. We got snow dumped on us again a few days ago... it still hasn't melted either. So I decided to create my own sunshine in my scrapbook room on this layout.

I had a lot of fun creating a rainbow mixed media background to coordinate with the papers I used to back the flowers in the beautiful Spring Floral Cluster 3 digital cut file. Isn't this floral cluster amazing!

For my title, I used the new Bloom digital cut file. It was perfect to coordinate with  my Spring floral cluster.

There is just something about a mixed media background that makes a cut file pop! Here are the digital cut files I used today...

I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!


Count your Rainbows | Niki Rowland April 10, 2019 07:00

Count Your Rainbows layout by Niki Rowland using the Rainbow Bright Cut file

Sweet | Majken Pullin - Cutting Mixed Media (Tip) April 8, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hello JustNick cut file fans!  Majken here with you today, and we are celebrating the theme of "spring".  I think most of us can agree that when we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming.  Today's project of mine uses the Doodle Floral Circle Background cut file, and it's just lovely and spring-y!

Doodle Floral Circle Background

I created a mixed media sheet to cut the cut file from, using Distress and Distress Oxide Inks as water colors to match the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.

Isn't it fun to create mixed media? I love it! And t's always interesting to finish the mixed media part and work with wobbly paper!  Well, there are two ways I know to help cardstock layered with mixed media to lay flat.  The first is to use Gesso before you start.  Layer Gesso on with a paint brush and let dry.  Proceed with your mixed media. 

The second way, and what I learned from my friend Heather Leopard, is to run your cardstock through a Heidi Swapp Minc machine after it's dry.  This works nicely if you don't have Gesso or want to skip that part. 

Once my cardstock was dry and flat, I ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Doodle Floral Circle Background, similar to how I created this layout.

I love the mixture of outline cuts and solid cuts in this beautiful cut file!  I opted to leave the outline cuts alone for the most part, but I added some Sugar Glitter Paste to the tops of the solid flowers and used it as glue to sprinkle sequins and beads on top!  Take a closer look:

I love the subtle colors layered on top of white cardstock backed by ombre paper.  The paste, sequins, and beads add another layer to help showcase sweet photos of my daughter and our first "baby" Tigger (who we miss terribly).

Here's a close look at the cut file:

Visit the JustNick shop today - Nicole has a whole field (see what I did there?) of floral and spring cut files you can use to create your projects and celebrate spring with us.

Thanks for joining us today...happy spring!

Majken


In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet. 

You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.

I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


You Make My Heart Happy | Rachel Lowe April 4, 2019 07:00

Hey justnick friends, Rachel here. Today I have a sweet layout of my puppy and yes indeed makes my heart happy!

I have used Pebbles Inc Love Me collection.

I have used this gorgeous Spring Floral Cluster. I cut it in white card and at approximately at 11 inches wide as I wanted it to be my feature.

So I could use different papers/patterns in my flowers, I used the release compound pathway and dragged out the petals and then cut. This is a simple technique that saves a lot of time and paper.

I ensure when I glued down my petals I did not glue the centre stems so I could bend them up to create a 3D effect. I then added smaller die cut flowers to the centres.

I then added some super cute diets from the collection adding them around my floral cluster, adding all with foam tape to continue with the 3D effect. How cute are these sloths!

I added my photo with foam tape as I chose not to mat it, I tucked a die cut heart and tiny flower under my photo. I added machine stitching to my heart and also my title, I love the texture and interest it adds.

To finish off my title I added die cuts under and slightly over it, to frame it and draw your eye to it.

And there you have it one super cute layout featuring this stunning spring floral cluster cut file!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and see you again soon.


Some People - Bold Title | Majken Pullin March 22, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!  Majken here with you on the blog today with another layout about friends, which I scrapbooked about earlier this month.  I think one of the least scrapped themes for me (other than about myself) is about my friendships, so I wanted to make sure I am capturing these awesome people in my life when I get the chance.

I used the Some People cut file to create a bold title as well as the Fall Florals cut file. 

Let's take a closer peek!

I started by cutting the Some People cut file out using my Cameo from patterned paper (Dear Lizzy New Day collection) - I decided to go almost the full 12" length.  I aligned it toward the left of my layout, and to give it some additional contrast I trimmed a strip of the striped paper. matted the white cardstock with another patterned paper, and dripped some mists and inks lightly on the white cardstock.

For more texture, I sewed under some of the words in the phrase to emphasize them.

I had two photos to share, so I layered them with the Fall Floral cut files and more patterned paper.

I finished off the photo area with stickers, ephemera, and some journaling.

It's fun to go bold with a title both in size and color!  I hope you get some crafty time this weekend so you can head to the JustNick store to get some new cut files you can use to create your own bold title.

Have a great day!

Majken

 


Vroom | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 21, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am hoping it warms up enough here in Minnesota where the kids can be outside again riding their bikes. In the mean time, my Spring fever has me scrapping a photo of my nephew from last Spring. I thought the Tread Background was perfect for this bike riding photo.

To get the tire treads to stand out, I backed the black tire tread design with a grey cardstock. I placed a red patterned paper circle between the layers before gluing them together. I didn't want to cover up too much of that tread design. Then my photo and embellishments went over that circle. I may have gotten a little carried away with the embellishing, lol. 

I repeated the circle, adding a few more smaller circles in the opposite corner. Again, I went crazy embellishing the tops of these circles.

For my title, I warped the Vroom from the Planes Trains & Autmobiles cut fileI wanted the word to be larger starting out and get smaller. I thought it would help show movement. Here is how you can warp an object in Silhouette Studio. 

Right click on the cut file and select Ungroup. Move the items you are not using off the grid. Select the object to warp and click on the warp icon (last icon on the right). Select a corner edit point and drag it outward. On the opposite end, select a corner edit point and drag it inward. Play around with the edit points until you like how it looks.

I didn't like how the stars looked warped so I trimmed them off. I replaced them with other stars from an ephemera pack. I edged the word with a black marker. This helps it pop as well as gives it a grungy feel.

I love how this turned out. 

Check out my YouTube process video for a tutorial on warping an object.


Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Dreamer| Rachel Lowe March 15, 2019 07:00

Hey all Rachel here and today I have a fun layout using three cut files, This is Life, Butterfly and Daisy Background.

I have used the new collection by Dear Lizzy New Day.

I cut a 11x11 inch Daisy background in a bright coloured paper, which had a small pattern on it which helps your background cut files to not look flat and lacking a visual depth. Once adhered to my white base paper I added NUVO crystal drops to the centres of the flowers. Then added 3 die cut flowers to add pops of colour.

I then made three of the butterflies using a muted colour as the base of the butterfly and then a brighter coordinating colour paper for the outer butterfly. Using foam tape down the centre of the outer butterfly I attached to the base to create a 3D effect.

I used two different sized frames but used the same photo, keeping it bright and fun. I added a large die cut butterfly under the Daisy Background cut file to add a contrast.

I created a feature title cluster so it did not get lost against the Daisy Background cut file. I loved the peace signed hand die cut from the collection! I added with foam tape tape, added more crystal drops to the flowers and added my title 'dreamer' using a bright pink to draw your eye to it.

I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful with the gorgeous Daisy Background and the new release butterflies are just so cute. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring.  I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them.  On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures.  Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:

I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock.  Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.

Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.

Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file.  I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.

For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font.  To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.

Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want.  You never run out of a letter either!

I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.

Cut files used:

I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.

Have a great week!

Majken


My Mona Lisa Moment | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 4, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am sharing a travel scrapbook layout with you that I created with four different JustNick Studios digital cut files. This layout is about my recent trip to Paris where we visited the Louvre Museum. Who knew Mona Lisa could draw such crowds!

I combined three cut files to create my title. My favorite Outline Alphas were combined with the "my" from My Heart is Full and the "moment" from Enjoy The Moment to form "My Mona Lisa Moment".

I wanted to use a few travel icons too. I found a geotag and globe in the Around the World cut file. The globe was perfect to layer under my photos to help frame them. 

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Winter Wonderland | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 22, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today from snowy Minnesota where we are still digging out from our latest snowstorm...  and getting ready for another 4"-8" over the weekend. How fitting that my layout today is a winter one. I really wanted to get this family photo scrapped before spring settled in and we were all sick of winter. (Ok... some of us are already sick of winter!) Check out my layout anyway ...

I used the Snowflake Cluster cut file to ground my photo. The white snowflakes make quite an impact against the dark background.

I wanted to scatter a few more snowflakes onto my page and discovered the Snowflakes 2 cut file has some of the same snowflakes! I cut them out twice, once with white cardstock, then again with vellum. The vellum snowflakes soften my page a bit and I could add a layer of snowflakes over my photo as well.

Along the right side of my layout I arranged a variety of papers and vellum with lots of curvy edges. I wanted you to think blowing snow when you saw it. Here I layered some of the white and vellum snowflakes to create this beauty!

I love how this turned out ... maybe more so because my favorite people are in this photo.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If it's snowing where you live, get outside and snap a few photos! There are plenty of winter cut files in the store that are perfect for documenting them.


Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

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

 

Enjoy!


My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00

Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.

Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut.  I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.

I then cut the  You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.

I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo.  My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!

I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.

 

 


Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.

I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?

I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch. 

Underneath my photo is a border strip of hearts from the Hearts digital cut file. Then, sandwiched between flowers you can see the pretty airy leaves from Stems 5.

In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.


XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February.  For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son.  He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly!  I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

XOXO Love

My layout uses two brand new cut files to the JustNick store, so be sure to go get them today!  I used XOXO Background 3 and Lots of Love 2.

My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock.  I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background. 

After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle.  But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.

This technique is easy to do.  I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.

It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors.  The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!

Enjoy your February.  XOXO <3

Majken


Remember Today | Majken Pullin January 18, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!  Majken here with you today, and I experimented with Distress Oxide inks and one of the new background cut files released last week to create a pretty and colorful layout background to celebrate friends.  Take a peek!

After creating a blended ink background and splattering with sprinkles of water, I let it dry completely, and then ran it through my Minc machine to help get it back to a flat paper so I could cut it.

I then cut out the new Pretty Paisley Floral Background from the inked background...it's just gorgeous!

Because of the detail on the background cut file, I kept the rest of the layout fairly simple.  I created the title using the Everyday Words Background cut file.  I cut three times to layer the letters together with glue so it would create a thicker title that would show nicely.

I also opted to back my photo with Doily 2, which is backed with blue patterned paper from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".  You can see it peeking out.

And here are a couple more closeups of the Pretty Paisley Floral Background, which I sprinkled with a few star sequins (from Little Things by Lucy's Cards) and added a few puffy stickers, also from Pink Paislee "Whimsical".

Thank you so much for joining me today on the JustNick blog - go grab the cutfiles I shared with you today (or combine your own!) and get crafty.  New designs are released weekly, so check back often.  :)

Enjoy your weekend!!
Majken

 


Berlin's The Kiss | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 17, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. After the Holidays, I tried to do some de-stashing in my craft room and got distracted when I found what was left of my Simple Stories Urban Traveler collection. It was just what I needed for scrapping my Berlin photos, so I figured if I scrapped a layout, I would have less stash to go through. Makes perfect sense, right. Scrapping is way more fun than de-stashing anyway. Here is what I came up with ....

I wanted to create a more grungy background, so I cut the Missing Mesh Background and used it as a stencil with some distress ink. Inking the edges of my pattern papers also gave my layout a more grungy appearance.

To frame my photo and computer journaling I altered the Noted File Folder. I wanted it to be longer. This was easy to do. First I duplicated the folder. Then I just moved it below the first one and welded it together.

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!


Life Goals | Majken Pullin January 10, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends!  Majken with you today, and we are sharing layouts that are either about us or goals for the year.  One thing I find it easy to do during the holidays is make plans, so I focused on goals -- I already have a scrapbooking get-together with friends on my calendar for later this month, and that just makes me happy!  :)

For today's layout, I've used three cut files:  Floral Swag 3, Life, and Outline Alpha, along with the luscious Whimsical collection by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee.  Here is the full layout.  The ombre purple was a "must-use" for me since that is my favorite color. 

Life Goals

I started with a 3" border on the bottom using the patterned paper, and then trimmed the ombre paper to fill in the remaining 9".  I cut out the "GOALS" twice using my Cameo - once using white textured cardstock and the second time using patterned paper. I can use the leftovers for a different project this way! 

Next, I cut the thick "life" from the remaining ombre paper I had leftover and the magenta patterned paper.  I originally just had the light purple, but I felt it needed some contrast.

To mat my photo, I used some patterned paper, some patterned vellum, and Floral Swag 3.  I love tucking ephemera and stickers among floral cut files!

And I printed out five goals that I want to concentrate on for the new year, and cut each strip to adhere to the patterned paper border on the bottom.

Here are the cut files I used on my project again:

If you have some goals for the new year, I encourage you to document them to help visualize them into reality.  You could do a layout, a mini album, a travelers notebook - really whatever makes the most sense for you!  Grab yourself some of the JustNick cut files for your project, too.  You won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much for stopping by the JustNick blog today.  See you next time!

Majken


Nurture | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 8, 2019 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with my first layout of 2019! This week we are focusing on layouts about ourselves, or about our 2019 goals. Well lucky for you, my niece took some family photos for us just before Christmas because my selfie skills are severely lacking. I had to crop my hubby out of this photo so it was just me,lol.

I don't do One Little Word, but I like to see the words other people pick and why. It gets me thinking about what I should try to improve upon in the upcoming year. I chose NURTURE. When you nurture something, it thrives. I spend a lot of time taking care of the people around me that sometimes I don't take care of me. My exercise gets overlooked if I need to find some extra minutes in my day. I am sure many of you can commiserate. But I also want to nurture my relationships. It's important to spend quality time not only with my husband, but my aging parents as well (especially my Dad with dementia). So here is my layout that I created with the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and awesome digital cut files from JustNick Studios.

I love to create texture and interest on my backgrounds using a white pattern on a white background. It's subtle,not too overpowering. I used the Tin Tile Background  on here. It's a beautiful backdrop for my title created with the Outline Alphas.

This Stem digital cut file is one I use over and over again. I love how delicate it is and it's perfect for layering in your embellishment clusters like I did here.

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

Do you have a word for 2019 that you've chosen? I would love to hear what it is. Thanks so much for stopping by today. 


Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love.  I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting!  And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file.  I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos.  I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).

I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock.  Here's the full project.

If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception.  I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies.  Here are a few close-ups.

I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.

I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.

Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings?  Go grab one or several today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you in the new year.

Majken


Joy Joy Joy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. One of the things I love about Christmas most now that my kids are adults are their homecomings around the holidays... and not just Christmas. Homecomings can occur any time during the year and I think they are always joyous occasions! So I thought I would scrap one of those homecomings using the Joyful title to show you it can be used all year around.

I cut the Joyful title out twice to make my title more interesting. I trimmed out the pieces I wanted by hand and layered them in some cases using pop dots to add dimension.

I also used pieces of the Star Background 2. I hate throwing scraps of paper away. When you cut out this digital cut file, you could use both the positive and the negative pieces! Because the Joyful title had stars, I dug out these stars I had cut previously. The color was a good match with the pattern paper. You can't go wrong with stars ... they are perfect for guy layouts when you don't want to use flowers.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you capture some joyous moments this holiday season! Happy Holidays!


12 Days of Giveaways - DAY 11 | Nathalie DeSousa December 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

 

 

Hi there!  
Nathalie back with you today.  I hope you all have been visiting the JustNick Studio blog and collecting all the awesome designs that Nicole has created.  

 

Today's free cut file,   HOLIDAY LAURELS,  is one of my favorites of the past 12 days!  Love the designs, and their versatility, so i put them to work on a layout all about my beautiful mami.

 

 

 

It is no secrets, i love florals, so i decided to use the floral image of the Holiday Laurel cut file to create the cut out on my page.  However, they were not placed as in the original image; instead i chose to layer them so that they create a cascading movement on the page.

 

 

 

I used Crate Paper's Merry Days collection to back the flowers and leaves in the cut out, and then attach them to one of the collection's paper using foam adhesive.

 

 

I used the spaces created by the movement of the cut outs to add the picture of my mami -on a very recent shopping trip- and my journal lines.  A few embellishments is all that was needed to complement the picture.

 

 

 

To complete the page, first i added another cut out -created using the same cut file- at the end of the floral cut out so that it will elongate the floral movement.   The space below this was used to add the title, which was created using the Merry Wishes cut file, a bit of Vicki Boutin gold glaze makes it stand out on this page.

 

 

Love how this turned out, and now it is time for you to stop by the JustNick Store to pick up a free copy of the HOLIDAY LAURELS cut file.

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2018.

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.

 

Cannot wait to see what you create with this cut file!

 

XO

 


Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

How pretty is this file?!  It's very versatile, too.  I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.

As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home.  Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments.  This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.

After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters.  I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.

 

I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.

To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture.  Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout.  Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!

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

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

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.

So glad you stopped by today!  And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


Tis The Season - Day 8 | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 8, 2018 00:01 3 Comments

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
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Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Cards | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Do you make holiday cards to send at this time of the year? Marcia here today. I try really hard to make cards and get them all mailed out. Some years I do better than others. I can't seem to force myself to make any though until after Thanksgiving. I am in full Christmas cardmaking mode now though, lol. I love using digital cut files on my cards just like I do my layouts. On my first card I added a pretty Layered Poinsettia along with some Stems 2. I love the dimension the layered poinsettia adds.

For my second card I used the Holly Ring digital cut file to frame my sentiment.

Here are the cut files I used today...

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


Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids.  Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful. 

I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them? 

After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape.  I love adding that extra depth to layouts.

My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.

I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.

I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Majken