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Rock On! | Jennifer McMurtrey August 16, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

It's Jennifer today with a quick and colorful layout created with the awesome Missing Mesh Background and Blip on the Radar cut files.

Last week my husband and I took our son to see one of his favorite bands - Metallica - at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was such a fun experience and a little surreal as they are one of my favorite bands from my high school days as well.

I started with the Missing Mesh Background file and a piece of black cardstock that I placed on top of patterned paper from Amy Tangerine. This was followed by a piece of hot pink paper (again from Amy Tangerine) and the Blip on the Radar cut file.

Next, I began layering my photos and ticket stubs. I also included the container from the earplugs I wore during the concert (my son will never let me live that down). 

The "Rock On!" title was created using white foam Thickers.

Last were more embellishments from Amy Tangerine that include foam stars and puffy heart stickers. There are also a few stickers from Pinkfresh Studio at the bottom of the layout.

Next . . . the finished project!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick Studio shop for these and many other fantastic cut files!!


Sisters | Maryám Pérez August 14, 2017 07:00

Hello, Friends! Today I'm here to share a new project using the beautiful Just Nick cut files. For this layout, I was inspired by the flowers in the Wild at Heart collection, but I also wanted to include flowers cut with my Silhouette. So, I went to the shop and looked for "flowers" and I found a set that I really liked, then, I cut and backed them with some pattern papers and... this is what I created.

 Here are some close-ups:

For the title, I used the Lower Case Outline Alpha and backed it with a pattern paper from the Wild at heart collection.

 

Lower Case Outline Alpha | Lazy Daisies

I hope you liked my project and don't forget to check out the amazing cut files on the shop. I will see you the next month with more inspiration. 


Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! Michelle here with a new summer filled layout to share with you today!  I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the 'Summer' cut file to create my title!

As you can see below the 'Summer' cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12x12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio.  I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.  


Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER.  As the title is so large it doesn't matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily.  I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.  

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my 'summery' layout today!


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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 


Right Now Layout by Rachel Lowe: August 10, 2017 06:00

Hello JustNick Studio fans!

Today it is about circles and I have chosen this stunning circle background cut file to create my layout.

It must be the quilter in me but as soon as I saw 'Going in Circles' I knew I wanted to paper piece it and make features of individual circles.

I chose Bella BLVD Alex collection and a gorgeous photo of my oldest son.

Firstly I added some splatters of black Color Shine on the white card stock.

I then cut the circle cut file in black to ensure contrast.

I chose several different patterns from the collection to back the circles.

 I treated each circle like a mini page to embellish so there were numerous features on the layout. 

I have layered, added foam tape on some elements, machine sewed on some circles and added other embellishments off centre all to add to height, definition and texture.

 

I have added some woodies, brad and a flair to add more interest.

As some f the papers had writing on them I needed my title to stand out and not get lost so I chose a block colour and placed it on dark coloured circles.

The cut file Right Now bring perfect for my layout!

I have attached with foam tape to add height.

 

I also tucked some embellishments like the music notes under and over the circle.

You could add more photos to this layout!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this bright, fun boy layout has inspired you to create your own take.

Don't forget to share your creations with us on instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer Lovin | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 09, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. It's circles week and since I actually had a beach vacation this year, I am showcasing the Beach Umbrella Background. When I think of beach umbrellas I think red and white. I used red cardstock when cutting out the beach umbrella background cut file and then cut circles out of white cardstock that were sized for the umbrellas in the background. I placed the whole thing on top of this cool water pattern paper. 

I wanted to use 2 photos on my layout, but I didn't want to cover up too much of that awesome background cut file. I decided to create a flip book with washi tape, so the top photo can be flipped up to reveal my second photo.

That awesome title is from the Summer Lovin digital cut file. This cut file has lots of fun Summer titles.

To emphasize the circle patterns, I stitched around each circle. I love the texture that the machine stitching adds. The pattern paper I used came from the Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk collection. It's an older collection, but I love the primary colors and its vintage vibe. Since I only had a sticker sheet from the collection for embellishing, I pulled some wood veneer pieces and flair from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Hello Sunshine collection and added some Simple Stories brads and phrase stickers.

Here are the cut files I used today ...


I would love to have you watch my YouTube video if you are interested in seeing my process in creating this layout.


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

 


Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 1 Comment

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

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



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


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

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


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



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

 

Happy crafting,
Laureen
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Cut file used:

Fishscale Background


Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!

I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss. 

I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!

I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch! 

This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by! 


Good Life | Jennifer McMurtrey August 05, 2017 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! It's new file day and I'm sharing a layout with the just-released Boho Florals 2.

My youngest daughter is a Pinterest-loving girl and she is constantly holed up in her room creating projects that she has pinned. A while back she made marbled paper by combining shaving cream with food coloring and the effect was amazing. Naturally, I took it so I could use it on a layout.

The materials for this project were all pulled from the July Hip Kit. First, I used several of the patterned papers along with some packaging and layered them behind this fun photo of me and my friend Mary. Next, I used Abby's marbled paper and cut several pieces from the Boho Florals 2 file. 

With the photo in place, I loosely adhered the cut flowers around the photo so they have a lot of dimension and pop off of the page.

I followed that with the title and embellishments from the kit along with strips of patterned paper on the top and bottom of the layout. Last, I sprinkled several of the negative cuts from the floral cuts above and below the photo for added color.

The finished project is bright and colorful and captures the fun vibe of the photo.

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files.


Smile Forever | Maryám Pérez August 03, 2017 07:00

Hello, Friends! Maryám here to share a layout with you today. I love to take photos and specialty when we go to walk or a trip. For today's project, I'm using one of the photos I took in a walk to a park near of our house. I wanted to do a colorful background and to try to challenge myself to don't use only white backgrounds in my layouts, and I think I did it!

 Here are some close-ups:

For my title, I used the Outline Alpha and I backed it with a polka dots paper, and over it, I put a silver glitter word that says "forever".

I also created 3D flowers, and How I did them? I cut 3 layers of each flower, but I changed the size of them, so all of them were different.In that way, I was able put them over each other.

Here are the cut-files I used:

Outline Alpha | Basic Flowers 2 

I hope you liked this layout, and don't forget to visit the shop to get more cut files. Thanks for stopping by. 

See you soon.


Love this life | Laureen Wagener July 31, 2017 07:00

Hi cut file fans -

It's Laureen with you to share a new page made with one of the new files loaded to the store - the beautiful Basic Bloom Background!

Now I can never get enough of floral cut files, especially the beautiful ones Nicole always creates! So of course I had to use one for this page. The tricky part is that when always using florals cut files pages tend to look the same - so I decided to create something a little - only a little - different.

Instead of backing the cut file I duplicated it, welded the two pieces together so I would have one long 12 inch pieces and then cut them into a square at the top and the two sides to make them fit perfectly into the top space of my paper and make it look like a flowing flower garland - if you know what I mean ;D



I layered some vellum behind the file to soften up the background paper and to make the cut file stand out and then all I did for embellishing was fuzzy cutting bits from different patterned papers ;)



All adhered down and the page was done in a breeze!

Until the next time and happy crafting,

xo Laureen

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Cut file used:

Basic Bloom Background


You & Me July 29, 2017 07:00

Hello there!

 

I hope you all are enjoying these beautiful Summer Days (the current season here in Canada!).  After a long vacation to my native Ecuador, i am finally back home and loaded with lots of ideas, and memories to document.   For this particular picture of my cousin and my goddaughter, i used one of the newer cut files , Frilly Floral Frames, to create its soft and girly background.

 

  

 

 

My starting point was to create a grid design for the page, but once I started playing with the frames on my Silhouette software, I was drawn to the visual triangle the three frames formed around the picture.  So I went ahead, and welded the 3 frames together, to create the cut out for this page.

 

 

Once the cut out was created, i backed the flower in each corner with some of the papers from Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart collection that was included in the May 2017 Clique Kits  monthly kit.

 

 

Since i wanted the layout very girly, i chose to use one of the papers from the collection as the background for the page.   The watercolor  design in the page brings the details in the white cut outs.  In addition, a layer of white vellum was added to the squares (as a layer behind the cut out) just to the sections where the square do not intersect.

 

 

 Using a paper piercing tool, a stitching guide was created around the edges of the squares. Three different color embroidery thread was used  to stitch the frames, so that they match the colors in the background paper.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, the "You Make Me Smile" cut file was used to stitch the "You & Me" sentiment to the page.  Once the stitching was completed, a bit of shimmer watercolor complete the look of the title.   This same watercolor was used to create the splatters around the page.

 

 

I really hope this inspires you to take a look at the new designs available at the Just Nick Studio store.  The versatility of each of the designs will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind project. 

 

Remember, I am a comment away if you have further questions on how this came together.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

 


Celebrate You | Take Me to Paradise | Michelle Whorwood July 27, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you! My youngest daughter recently turned 5 and had a flamingo themed party.   As soon as saw the Take me to Paradise cut file in store that featured the 'flamingo' and that 'tropical style leaf' I just knew it would be perfect to showcase the cake photo.  

Here is my layout:

I started out by enlarging the 'tropical leaf' in this cut file and duplicated it so that I had 3 leaves to work with.  I wanted the leaves to look like they were 'holding' my photo and technically add a frame around it.   Next I cut out the 'flamingo' on pink patterned paper large enough to hug the right hand edge of my photo as well.   I love using cut files as giant embellishments on my page and it is so easy to do so.  The Take me to Paradise cut file has 6 different cut files on it which makes it a really good value for money as well. 

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout today as much as I enjoyed creating it.  


It Won't Rain All The Time - Cathy Martin July 26, 2017 06:00

Hello hello hello!  It's Cathy and I'm back showcasing another layout featuring one of Nicole's amazing cut files!  I find that the trend of plus signs seems to come and go, but I for one am a big fan!  I really loved all the Positive cut files in the shop, so I chose the Positive One file.  I did a little revamping with the file while I was in the Silhouette software.  I duplicated the file so that I could shrink it down and have lots of plus signs.  I then deleted random signs here and there, just to add a bit of visual interest.

My next step was to back my pluses with lots of different patterned papers from my stash as well as some from 6x6 paper pads.  I used a combo of newer papers from the Little by Little collection along with some papers that have been floating around my stash pile.  I left some of the pluses blank and then put another piece of white card stock behind the whole thing.  I added some details around the white ones with some ticking and then got to embellishing!

I am so flippin' happy with how this layout turned out.  The story behind my layout is about my son and his dealings with expressing and recognizing his emotions, and I just love the juxtaposition of the happy plus signs with the overall story of the layout!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today!

 

 


Rainbow Row | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 25, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I've been working my way through some vacation photos from a trip to South Carolina this past May. If you love gardens and/or food, Charleston is a gem. Their are gorgeous homes with extensive gardens, window box planters, and flowering baskets and Charleston is a culinary hub. Oh my, did we eat some amazing meals there! After one such amazing meal, we needed to do some walking and headed toward Rainbow Row. These houses, each painted a different color, are one of the most photographed in the city. 

On this layout, I combined the Outline Alphas and the Script Font to create a dramatic title. I wanted the letters to be tall, like these buildings, so I stretched the cut file. Then I backed the letters with some gorgeous multi-color floral paper from a Maggie Holmes Crate paper line.

I added a travel tag from the Around the World digital cut file and tucked it under the main photo.

Here are a few more detailed shots ...

Here are the cut files I used today ...

I hope I have inspired you today to create a big title with lots of impact! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.


Hello Summer Mini Album | Jennifer McMurtrey July 22, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a 4 x 6 summer-themed mini album created using several - okay, make that a lot of - designs from the Just Nick Cut File Store and a mix of collections from Simple Stories.

First is the cover - this was created using a photo overlay with alphabet stickers stitched on for the title. For a bit of texture and color, I added a strip of t-shirt and a piece of ribbon from my stash. 

The second page is one of my favorites - it uses the Sunray Background cut file, which I sized down before cutting on my Silhouette.

Prior to cutting the Sunray Background in half, I machine stitched each of the rays and around the sun. Next, cut the sun in half, put both sides together, and sewed along the edge to create a pocket. I then used a journaling card to jot down some memories and placed it inside the pocket.

The next page uses the Summer Words and Beach Umbrella Background cut files that are attached to a 4 x 6 piece of patterned paper.

Up next are a couple of smaller photos on one page with more stitched cut files on the opposite side using the Summer, Summer Fun, and Beach Umbrella Background files. It is hard to see in the photo, but I cut a palm tree using another acetate photo overlay and it is behind the sun.

My idea for this album began with the File Folders cut file which this page uses. Here, I have added several more photos with die cuts, stickers, and the beach ball from Summer Fun.

Two more pages follow that use more patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts with stitching.

 

Here is another photo and several cuts from Summer Words, Summer Fun, and the File Folders cut files.

Thanks for making it this far . . . we are almost to the end.

This page has more machine stitching with stickers and die cuts the "fun" from Summer tucked behind the photo.

Here is another photo on the left with the On an Adventure cut file stitched to a piece of vellum. 

Here I machine stitched a portion of the Wave Border 2 file on a 4 x 4 piece of patterned paper.

Just inside the back cover I used more of the Wave Border 2 behind my photo, which is attached to another 4 x 6 folder from File Folders.

Last is the back cover, which uses a 4 x 6 patterned paper and a photo overlay for added protection.

Thank you for sticking with me to end of this very long post. Please be sure to visit the JustNick blog daily for tons of inspiration from the design team.


Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans,

Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.

You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!

Isn't it just fabulous?!

I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.

At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.

For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.

Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!

X

 


Summer Circle Background Layout! | Morgan Langley July 18, 2017 07:00

     Hello friends! It is Morgan here and I am excited to be sharing my layout I created using the "In the deep end background". This file was so easy and fun to work with!  

     I cut the file on white card stock first and then taking papers from the 6x6 "Oh My Heart" collection I cut small pieces to fit into the squares around each circle as well as the middle piece. I grouped all the pink patterns together, all the greens together, etc. Then I laid out the file on my page and marked where each colored circle was for my splatter paint. I matched the splatter paint with the color of circle that would be on top.

 

     Next I fussy cut the larger flowers from the 12x12 "Oh my Heart" paper pad and layered them behind the circles still matching the colors. I added smaller flowers with bunched thread and sequins into the center of some of the smaller circles. 

     I cut three photos into circles to fit inside the cut file and love how they flow into the layout. I used my type writer for my journaling about this summer day at my grandparents house in Ohio. 

     Thank you for reading about my crafty process! I hope you try and incorporate this file into one of your own beautiful creations! 


Dreaming | Maryám Pérez July 16, 2017 07:00

Hello, JustNick friends! Maryám here to share another layout with you. For today's project, I decided to use a photo of my sister and I thought the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio will work perfectly with the photo.

For the background, I used the Picnic blanket background cut file, and for the clouds, I only used the outline trace and instead of cutting I put a sketch pen, so in that way, I was able to add hand-stitching to them. At the end, I just added some extra stuff to embellish my page.

And... this is the result: 

Here are some close-ups:

Here are the cut files that I've used in this layout:

Patterned Clouds | Picnic Blanket Background

 I hope you liked my layout. If you have any questions just let me know in the comments below. 

Have a wonderful week!


YAY! | Marcia Dehn-Nix July 14, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia back today sharing a layout I created for my daughter Colette's graduation party. This spring she graduated from veterinary school!!! Her Dad and I are so proud of her. It was not an easy road and she studied her brains off. She is specializing in emergency vet medicine and just started a year long internship. There is just something that thrills her to be able to react to critical cases. Never a dull moment!

I wanted my layout to scream CELEBRATION so I gravitated to that Starburst digital cut file. I used the Simple Stories Grad collection and the pattern papers also had stars. Here is how my layout turned out...

I really love how that Starburst cut file turned out when cut from gold cardstock. I created a BIG title using the YAY! from the Card Sentiments 1 digital cut file. It was perfect to help capture the feelings from that big day.

I saved a few of those cut out stars and used them as embellishments. You can see a large star tucked under the tassel.

Here is one more detailed shot. I used some foam adhesive to adhere the YAY! title over the top of the stars. It really pops against the black background and the gold stars.

Here are the cut files I used today  ...

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


Learn To Fly - Cathy Martin July 13, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another fun layout for Just Nick!  For this layout I really loved the Butterfly Background 2 cut file and I had been wanting to do a layout that was very vintage chic inspired.  This cut file would look very cute cut out with white cardstock and backed with patterned paper but it also looks great just cut out of cardstock or patterned paper.  I chose to go with a pink paper with small polka dots and I loved it against the fun yellow background.  It immediately made me think of this soft dreamy picture I had of my daughter.

Once I had my papers picked I knew exactly which embellishments I wanted to use to keep going with that vintage feel.  Once it all came together I was so happy with it.  This picture is one that I have scrapped before, but I wanted to take another try at it and I am so happy with how this one came out!  This soft, sweet cut file can really add a beautiful layer to any layout, so don't forget to check it out in the shop!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look, and if you have a moment you can go and check out my process video to see how I put it all together!

 

 


Furever Love | Jaclyn Rench July 12, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  Have you checked out some of the new animal themed cut files in the store?  With a new(ish) puppy in our home I've been crushing hard on the dog designs.  I couldn't wait to use the In the Doghouse file to document the story of how we found our furry new family member.

I fell in love with the 'furever love' design - it was a no brainer to use it as my page title.  To mix things up a bit, I separated the 'furever' word from the rest of the design and subbed in some other letters and embellishment to complete my title.

Aside from the text, there are several fun icons included within the cut file.  I used the paw prints, in both negative and positive, to sprinkle in the top right corner of my page.  It adds some subtle embellishment and reinforces the theme.

In addition, I couldn't resist sneaking in a dog bone shaped tag that overlaps my focal photo - isn't it the cutest?! A small bit of patterned paper was used to fill in the negative space and ensure that the x's and o's stood out.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out all of the other animal themed designs in the shop.  There are plenty of fun ones to use to scrap your family pet or even a trip to the zoo.

 Cut files used:

In the Doghouse


Matariki |In the Deep End Background | Michelle Whorwood July 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi, Michelle Whorwood here!  I am super excited to be back on board with the Just Nick Design Team for a second term.  The Just Nick cut files are just my favourite cut files to work with and today I have another layout featuring two more cut files from store.  

I really enjoy creating layouts with circle cut files as they are super fun to create and I enjoy embellishing in and around the circle designs.  Using a cut file such as the new cut file in store in the In The Deep End Background makes creating easy as you have a design to work with already. When I saw this in store I couldn't want to use it!  I decided to cut it out on some yellow cardstock for a change from white and then I backed several of the circles with patterned papers.  I then added my photos of my youngest daughter on a recent school trip to celebrate Matariki here in New Zealand. 

I kept round elements by adding in some more circle embellishments within the circles of the cut file themselves and then also added some embellishments on and around my title and photos.

I cut my title out of patterned paper using the Handcut Letters cut file which is a fun alpha set which I have outlined in black pen on my layout to highlight it more on my busy page. I then added a couple of hearts with foam dots for more fun and interest.

I finished off my layout with some hand cut scalloped borders to frame the top and bottom of my page and some splatters of paint and mist.  I hope you have enjoyed my fun circle style layout.  Do you enjoy creating with circles as much as I do?  


Vacation Time | Maryám Pérez July 08, 2017 07:00

Hello Everyone! Maryám Pérez here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first post as a Design Team member of JustNick Studio. For today's layout I wanted to use summer cut files, because I am documenting my summer holidays. What I have done was cut a big cactus, put it on my page and then I stitched arround it. After that, I cut a sun and I put it over the cactus, and then I started embelishing the page.

Here are some close-ups:

I also cut some leaves on white cardstock and I put them using some foam dots near of the flower cluster.

Here are the cut files that I have used:

 

I hope you liked my project, and if you have any questions, please write them in the comments below. Don't forget to check out the shop, there are a lot of beautiful cut files waiting for you.

Have a wonderful day!


Too old for snapchat? | Zsoka Marko July 05, 2017 07:00

Hi there,

Zsoka here with you today sharing my very first layout for Just Nick! I'm so excited to be here, thank you Nicole for the opportunity!

I picked one of the pretty flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set.

First I cut out a simple ring, then I cut several of the flowers, in different sizes. I backed my flowers with different papers from the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.

I created a bigger and a smaller cluster of flowers opposite each other on the ring. I added a few different bits and pieces to the middle of them: buttons, chipboard and puffy stickers.

I printed my photo in a couple of different sizes, I wasn't sure which one to add. I didn't like the shape of the photo for this background so I added the same photo in two different sizes.

Other than the flowers I didn't add a lot of embellishments because I wanted the flowers to shine! A couple of chipboards, stickers, title (which I stitched down so it doesn't go anywhere!), date and journaling plus some black paint splatters and done!

I hope you like my project! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time X

 


Best Day Ever | Morgan Langley July 04, 2017 07:00

     Hello crafty friends! My name is Morgan and I am so excited to be sharing my first layout I created for Just Nick!

     For my layout I used the "Graphic Chevron Background" first as a guideline for my paper embroidery. Rather than cutting the file I used a grey Silhouette Sketch pen on white card stock.

     After sketching the cut file, I poked my holes and starting stitching with shades of blue and pink thread. For the larger sections not filled with lines, I stitched around the outside and then added pieces of scrap paper I had from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I also used the branding strips of the 6x6 Oasis pad to machine stitch around the outer edges of the layout. 

     For my title I used the "Best Day Ever" cut file, cutting it on hot pink cardstock and then cutting three pictures from my family vacation to Mexico to fit into the word DAY. 

  

   I also typed my title with my typewriter on white paper and added it in the center of the layout under the A. I stamped my date in the right hand corner by stamping the year and then layering the date again using a roller stamp. I love this technique for really making the date stand out.

     Clustered around "DAY" are palm branches from the cut file "Take me to Paradise". I love these leaves and use them on almost every summery project I make! I also clustered some word stickers, sequins, puffy stickers, and embellishments. 

    I splatter painted my background with light and dark pink watercolors, added sequins, and I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for reading about my crafty process and I hope you will try and make your own projects using these beautiful cut files! 

 


You are pretty much my favorite person June 29, 2017 07:00

Hello! Donna here for my final layout as a Just Nick Studio DT member. I truly enjoyed creating with Nicole's one of a kind cut files and I am sure I will be using her cut files a lot in upcoming projects. I will surely miss being on the team but I am grateful for the time I've spent here.  Thank you so much, Nicole!!! I can't wait to see the inspiring creations from the new design team members!

Now, for my layout, I used the cut file "My Most Favorite"

I colored the cut file with watercolor. I already have an idea of how I'll decorate my layout. So, while waiting for the cut file to dry, I started assembling my layout. I added strips of paper to the right and left sides.

I stacked layers of journal cards and photos on the left side of the layout and adhered the cut file on the right.

I added a mix of green and teal blue watercolor around the cut file to make it stand out a bit more against the background. I finished off decorating the layout by adhering the butterflies .

 

I had fun creating this layout and I hope you liked it as much as I do!

Check out the Just Nick store for more beautiful and unique cut files.

Cut file used: My Most Favorite

Happy crafting,


Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos!  I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!

One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together.  They are perfect for backing with patterned paper!  I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea.  I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great!  Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper.  Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead!  You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved! 

Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!

 

 

 


Attitude is Everything | Michelle Whorwood June 19, 2017 07:00

Hi, Michelle here with a new layout!  Today, I was assigned a 'masculine' style layout showcasing the Just Nick Cut Files.  Here is my layout. 

I generally try and use a couple of different cut files on my layouts for interest and added layering.  I really loved the background patterned by Pink Fresh Studio which dictated my colour palette for this layout.  I then cut out the Starburst file on the blue patterned paper and I just love how the file consists of both negative stars and full stars and I have backed a few of the stars with patterned paper to as well to add more pops of colour!

I next went looking for a cut file that would work as my title.  I really liked the Purrfect cut file but obviously my layout doesn't have any cats on it but the 'Attitude is everything' saying worked with my layout of my son hanging out with mates at our caravan.  I love how the Just Nick cut files really can utilised for lots of different themes not just as in this case for the felines in our lives. 

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my masculine layout today.  


A New Chapter June 16, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here and today I wanted to share a more personal layout with you. I like to document many life events and this one is a big one for me. 

After much thought over the past year, I have decided to go back to school. This layout is all about a new chapter in my life. My motto is one is never too old to dream a new dream or achieve a new goal. 

For my layout, I selected the Beautiful Bouquet cut file from the Just Nick store and cut it out on a piece of 12X12 white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to back the design with patterned paper so I backed the leaves and flowers with papers from Jillibean Soup's Bowl Of Dreams Collection of patterned papers. To make the flowers and leaves more dimensional, I added some Glossy Accents to give it some depth and shine. I love how it turned out. To complete the layout, I machine stitched the white cardstock background onto some patterned papers and embellished the layout with several die cuts, stickers, and flower puffy stickers. Here are some more closeups to view:

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my layout. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store here for the Beautiful Bouquet cut file and hundreds more.

Have a lovely day!

Cut File Used

Beautiful Bouquet

 

 

 

 


Just Be You June 14, 2017 11:03

Hello, everyone!
Donna here with my first layout for June. 
I used this gorgeous cut file, Boho florals, in my layout.
First, I brushed and splattered some watercolors. After it has dried, I started placing the photos and fussy cut florals diagonally. Then I started placing the rest of the embellishments following the flow of the initial design.
I kept the floral cut files plain white to make it stand out. Then, I backed the floral cut files with patterned paper and used a couple of thin cardboard scraps to add a bit of height. 
I also kept the original dimension of the cut files, but I can see these bigger and perfect for a beautiful background! I may have to use these again on a future project.
The June kit "Aquarelle" by Clique Kits is perfect for these cut files. I like that it has both chunky and intricate details. 
That's all from me today!
Don't forget to check out the store for more amazing cut files! 
Cut file used: Boho Florals
Happy crafting,

Syd At 8 Weeks Old June 08, 2017 07:00

Hello there! All week this week some of the team are working with a June Page Maps sketch and Just Nick cut files. Today I am sharing a puppy layout of my boy Syd. He just turned a year old and I can't believe he has grown so much. I miss the puppy breath, but I don't miss getting up in the middle of the night for the outside potty breaks.

For my layout I used the Outline Alphas cut file for the name "Syd" and backed it with some patterned papers. Backing cut files with patterned papers is one of my favorite techniques.

Here are some more closeups of my pup.

It's always fun to do a pet layout for a change.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

June Page Maps Sketch

Cut Files Used On My Layout 

Outline Alpha


Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap!  The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind.  Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved!  So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given.  My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file!  I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart!  I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece.  I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town!  I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!

So here is the sketch that I was given!

 

And here is the cut file that I used for my project!

 

And here is my finished project!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat


Fun times | Michelle Whorwood June 03, 2017 06:00

Hi everyone, 

Michelle here with a new layout.  This week the Just Nick designers were all given a different  PageMaps Sketch to design a layout on. How cool is that!   This is my sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I had lots of fun creating this layout from the sketch, I loved how I could create a page with several photos and also lots of layering elements with two different cut files from the Just Nick Store.   I really wanted to use some of the photo spaces in the sketch as different cut files and to do this I used the Geometric Cards cut file and cut this out on mint cardstock and also on some patterned paper.   I also added some of the scalloped borders from the Simple Scalloped Strips cut file to frame the different parts of layout too.  

Some close ups:

I had so much fun creating this layout with the PageMaps sketch.  I hope I have inspired you today to get creating with some of the Just Nick Cut files and do check back and see more designers working with the PageMaps sketches for the rest of this week!

Michelle xx

 

 

 


Happy Life | Laureen Wagener June 01, 2017 11:15

Hi cut file fans,

it's Laureen here to share a brand new layout with you!
For this week the Just Nick Designers were each given a sketch from PageMaps and were asked to create a layout based on it - here is my sketch:

Isn't it super cool?! I loved the sketch a whole lot with all the circles and different elements. Now when it came to actually creating my page I spend hours over hours scrolling through my Just Nick  Cut files to find one I'd like to use and that was the biggest struggle I had! After I finally found one, the page didn't took long at all - here it is:

 

I used the Going in Circles Background to mimic all the circles from the sketch and am really liking the way it looks!



I cut a piece of patterned paper, stitched down the edges and then placed my cut file on top of that using foam squares for a tiny bit of dimension.

After I had placed that the embellishing was easy peasy - just using some stickers, Thickers and florals from the Shimelle Little by Little Collection.

Now - I hope you feel inspired by the sketch and create something with it, there are so many possibilities. Imagine using a floral ring cut file and cutting that several times and then create your grid - PERFECT!



Happy crafting and have a great day!
Laureen

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Cut files used:

Going in Circles Background


Pool Today | Words 4 and Ride the Wave Background | Michelle Whorwood May 29, 2017 06:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you.  I am super excited about this one as it is one of my faves!   I have actually used two different files on this one being Words 4 and Ride the Wave Background.  Here is my layout and how I created it:

I really wanted to use the 'wave' background because my photos are all pool related.  But I wanted to create a grid style background so I replicated the cut file 4 equal times on white card stock and stitched it down in a grid.  I added some stitching to hold it down and also to give it some texture.  

I had about 3 or 4 photos of the kids jumping into the pool on our recent holiday and as they were quite busy on the busy background I decided to create a fun and funky title using the 'Today' from the Word 4 cut file and put my photos inside the framed word.  I really love how the coral card stock allows the blues and brightness of my photos pop on my page and it is a super easy technique to do! 

Here are some more close ups: 

 

 

 


Mom You Are Loved May 24, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today and since Mother's Day was a little over a week ago, I  had my mom on my mind and thought I would create a special layout to honor her.

I really put my love into this layout and thought about what my mom really loves which are flowers and the color purple.

I cut the Floral Ring 2 cut file out on white card stock with my electronic die cutting machine and hand stitched with several colors of embroidery floss around the flowers, leaves and ring. When the hand stitching was completed, I watercolored the flowers, leaves and ring and then backed it on a piece of white card stock that I used the same colors of watercolors and the packaging technique to give it more color and an artsy feel to the page.

The title was created with the Mom cut file that I cut out on patterned paper with my electronic cutting machine and then I popped it up with some very thin strips of foam adhesive tape that I cut with some scissors and stuck it down onto a white piece of card stock that I trimmed a little larger than the title and finished it off with some black mini alpha stickers that I machine stitched to keep them secure. 

Here are the two cut files I created this layout with:

Floral Ring 2

Mom

I really don't think photos do this layout justice. It looks so much better in person.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Just Nick shop for these and many more cut files.  Happy scrapping!

 


I love being your Mom | Donna Espiritu May 23, 2017 12:01

Hello, Just Nick readers!
It's Donna here and I am sharing my second layout for the month.

I used several cut files in this layout. I love layering them to create texture and dimension

I used the Kaisercraft resist paper (which is included in the May kit "Sorbet" by Clique Kit to cut the Floral Swag cut file. You can see it here peeking at the bottom of the stacked photos

And then I tucked here in there the Mini Floral Buds cut file. I kept them white instead of adding color

I used a pink ombre paper to back the cut file MOM and adhered it with foam tape to add a bit of height.

I hope you liked my layout today!

Cut files used:

Floral Swag
MOM
Mini Floral Buds

Happy crafting,

 


Happy Love | Delicate Butterflies | Michelle Whorwood May 09, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you all today.  I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title. 

I new as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan.   Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!!  I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.  As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file - I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine.  I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too. 

Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout - and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too.  I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file.  Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.  

I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?

Michelle xx

 


Pinterest Inspired Mother's Day Cards | Jaclyn Rench May 08, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday, Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I'm excited to kick off the week as the design team shares projects with you that have been inspired by Pinterest. 
As I anticipated this assignment, I knew I'd want to look at my pinterest boards to gather inspiration for Mother's Day cards.
I found this image that I had pinned and immediately knew I could recreate this same type of floral heart with the Stems for Stephanie cut file.
To ensure that my finished design would fit on a standard sized card front, I sized my florals down dramatically, cutting several versions of the file from a pile of scraps of pretty pink patterned papers.  I had fun layering the different shapes and sizes of flowers and love the dimension and texture it adds to my card.
Black enamel dots and a sprinkling of clear sequins add a special finishing touch to the card design.

My second card was inspired by an entirely different piece.  I have long had a thing for wreaths, both in home décor and paper crafting, so it was no surprise that I came across a wreath related image while perusing my boards

When I spotted this image in particular, I knew I could create a similar look by using the inside of the wreath to frame out my sentiment.

I sized the Wreath and Floral Wreaths cut files to fit atop a 5" square card, and printed out a favorite quote on a white cardstock circle to fit inside the layered pieces.

Again, adding a sprinkling of enamel dots, this time in the same color family, creates extra texture and interest.

This was a fun creative challenge and one I'll certainly revisit again.  I hope you'll stick with us on the blog, all week long, to see how each designer interprets this pinterest inspired challenge!

 Supplies used:

Stems for Stephanie

Wreath

Floral Wreaths


Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog!  We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)

So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files!  I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file.  I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over!  Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick!  Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!

I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers.  It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout!  If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!

 

 

You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!


Hello Spring | Tarrah McLean April 26, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you.....all week we are celebrating Spring here on the Just Nick blog by sharing our Spring themed projects using the awesome Just Nick Studio cut files

I pulled out some REALLY old Bella Blvd products for this layout...I love the pastel colours and how much they remind me of Easter as its currently not Spring in Australia...its currently Autumn!

This is the Just Nick Studio cut file I used on this layout....the Hello Spring title.

That gorgeous thin multi-coloured stripe paper was the paper I decided to cut the Hello Spring title out of....I just love how this turned out....better than expected! I added a few embellishments to the title to help decorate the layout a little bit more and add interest..  

 

My niece is an absolute bundle of gorgeous! She is SO photogenic...perfect for this scrapbooker....hopefully she will appreciate me creating these layouts for her one day!

In this photo, she was posing a new outfit that her parents had bought for her, she is only age 1 in this photo but already a pro at posing lol! As the outfit has bumblebees on it, the photo was perfect for this layout!

That bumblebee chipboard sticker had to make its way on this layout since there were bees on Amelia's outfit and its her nickname too!! I really like how this layout turned out....I literally cut the title first and then decided on a photo, added some other small bits of paper and embellishments and the layout was complete! Super quick one this time! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you have been enjoying the Spring inspiration from us? Why not check out the Just Nick Studio store for some cut files that would suit your next project?

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Best Mom | Laureen Wagener April 25, 2017 07:00

Hi friends - Laureen back on the blog!

Today I was assigned to create a project inspired by Spring and I immediatly knew which photo to scrap.


It was my birthday on the 16th of April and we went to the zoo where they had beautiful trees in full bloom all over the place and my mom and I took a few pictures standing by one of the trees. So of course it had to be one of those pictures - because trees in bloom are always screaming: IT'S SPRING!


I scrolled through my cut files from Just Nick and found the beautiful Floral Swag cut file and noticed I had never used it before.
I wanted to make this the focal element of my page so I enlarged it as much as possible and cut it out of the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh my Heart paper.



The open space in the cut file was backed with vellum, as I like the softened effect that gives. Now I've been a bad girl and just noticed as I am writing this post, that I used a few additional cut files that aren't for sale yet. You will be able to snag them next month ;)


I adhered a strip of a wooden paper, because the page looked super naked without it. On top I stuck down my cut file element on some foam squares. I really like the effect that gives - as if the picture is peeking out of the florals.



I embellished with a few chipboard flowers and scattered tons of enamel dots around my page. I am really loving that look lately and may be doing that for several new layouts.

I hope you like todays inspiration!

Onto the next time - happy crafting!

xo, Laureen
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Cut files used:
Floral Swag
Stems 4 ( coming your way next month - so be on the lookout for that)

 


Glorious Moment April 24, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! It's Think Spring week at Just Nick. Lee-Anne here today sharing a layout of my daughter and her passion for flowers and gardening. 

I chose the Posie Swag cut file for this layout.

The cut file was cut out on white textured card stock with my electronic cutting machine. As you can see, I hand stitched around the entire design. I'm not going to lie, this took several hours, but I really enjoy hand stitching and find it to be very relaxing. It takes me back to my old cross stitching days before I discovered scrapbooking. 

After the hand stitching was completed, I painted/watercolored the flowers with a water brush and a pink Gelato (Bubble Gum) as well as the leaves and stems with a green Gelato (Lime Green) and then I added the die cut swag on top of a pink water colored background piece of white card stock.To complete the layout, I embellished with some die cuts, enamel dots, paint splatters and some handwritten journaling for more of a personal touch.  

Here are some fussy cut flowers, hearts and my title.

I am really loving the hand stitching trend and am on a stitching binge at the moment. It was fun to create this layout. I hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Posie Swag cut file and hundreds more digital cut files in the Just Nick shop.  Have a lovely day!

 

 


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

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

 

 


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

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

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

Here is a closer look...

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


Springy Cards April 19, 2017 09:37

Hey friends!

Melissa here with you today and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you a couple of cards. They ooze Spring with some fun, bright colors and, as I sit here typing this, I really need to stare at them longer because it is a dark, drizzly day in the pacific northwest. 

Alright, let's not waste any time! Here is card number one

Gah, I just love Nicole's background cut files! I really do find joy in figuring out how to adapt those files to the smaller scale of cards. Sometimes it's super easy and other times, like this one, it gets a little tricky. 

I used the Protozoa Background for this card. It already had a thin and lacy feel to it and when I shrunk it down for my card, it was soooooo fragile! But, taking my time to take it off the cut mat was so worth it because I love the fun and playful rhythm it bring to this happy card. Here is a little close up...

Just a little tip... this cut file did not cut out clean. If you look reeeeeally closely, you'll see some little tears and pieces. Sometimes you just have to let it go and embrace the imperfections. :) 

Alright, here is the second card..

For this fun card, I used lots of washi tape and another fun background cut file. It was really simple... almost too simple... to put this card together. I grabbed some washi and just laid it on, row and after row. Once the card base was filled, I topped it with this cut file. I did resize the cut file a bit. It originally is circles and I warped it a bit to make ovals. 

This card only needed a few embellishments so as not to overwhelm the washi background.

Here is a little close-up

Thank you for joining me today!

Here is a list of the cut files used:

Protozoa Background

Simple Circle Background


Hello, my love April 17, 2017 07:48

Hello!

Donna here sharing a layout using one of the newest cut files in the Just Nick Studio store. 

I missed a post last time because my computer broke and the Silhouette studio software kept on crashing on hubby's computer. But I finally got my computer and Silhouette running!!! And hubby got me a new printer too!! I have to figure out how to set it up first but I am excited!

Now onto my layout. I used this beautiful Butterfly background 2 cut file and added color to it using Prima Marketing Inc watercolors

I created a border around the white cardstock by cutting different lengths and widths of paper strips from my Clique Kits April "Jellybean" kit.

To create a unified look, I chose colors similar from the strips of papers. I only adhered the middle part of the butterfly cut file and lifted the wings for a bit of height

I brushed black watercolor to the alpha stickers to make it stand out against the colorful background.

Then I clustered the hearts around the layers of photo and messy thread

That's all from me today, I hope you liked my project!

Cut file used: Butterfly background 2

Happy crafting,