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Lucky to have you | Laureen Wagener March 16, 2018 14:30

Hi cut file friends,

long time no see! I am so happy to be back creating using the gorgeous cut files Nicole designs and sharing some inspiration with you!

For todays layout I used the super cool Cloudy Day cut file as my main design element. Going back to the roots with this, because I simply cut it out of white cardstock and backed it with patterned paper.

I used the Elle's Studio Family Fun collection and chose rainbow colors out of the patterned papers to create a fun and bright page.

For my embellishing I went super easy - I love using the color on color technique for embellishing bright pages like these to still add embellishments but to also keep my focus on the bright colors and design.

I chose a picture of my sister and her boyfriend, as I thought it would quit nicely into the topic of this week! She will add some journaling on why she is lucky to have him as her boyfriend later on - she just didn't want this to be in the internet.

I hope you enjoyed todays post and found some inspiration in it!

Have a great crafty weekend,


Cut file used:

Cloudy Day

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

Hello JustNick friends!

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

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today

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

Come on Down | Jen McMurtrey March 07, 2018 07:00

My oldest daughter has had some grand adventures at only 22 years old, and I love being able to capture many of those moments for her. Just last week, she and her girlfriends flew to Los Angeles for a few days and were able to sit through a taping of the Price is Right. How awesome is that?!

Naturally, I had to put a page together as soon as she was posting pictures on social media. I used the new Doodle Daisies 2 file from the JustNick shop to create a fun layout.

This year is all about stash busting so I used a Hip Kit from July for this project. To begin, I welded the daisies together and then duplicated the file so it took up most of the 12 x 12 cutting mat. I cut the file on a watercolor patterned paper from the Hip Kit. After it was cut, I adhered it to the pink patterned paper, decided I wanted it smaller, and cut the entire thing down to 8.5 x 11.

Next, I matted the photo on more patterned paper and began embellishing.

The paper ephemera and wood stars and arrows added just the right amount of color.

Next was the title, which consists of puffy letter stickers and a sentiment from the kit, followed by a bit of journaling along the right side of the page.


I love how quickly this project came together and the overall fun vibe! Be sure to pick up this month's new files in the shop, as well as visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



Two cards using sketch pens | Maryám Pérez February 24, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share two new cards using the beautiful In Bloom Cut File from the Justnick Shop.

For today's cards, I used the sketch pens from Silhouette. Instead of cutting the files, the machine drew the outlines of the cut files. After that, I colored the inside lines of the flowers using the same sketch pens.

For the first card, I used a gold sketch pen. Since I wanted to keep the cards pretty simple I added just a few things as embellishments.

For the second card, I did the same but this time I used a black sketch pen. I wanted to do something special for this card so I took my color pencils and I colored the flower.

That's it for today! I hope you liked these cards. I really like how they look. 
If you have any questions, just let me know. I would love to help you.
Have a wonderful day!

Ready. Set. Golf. | Jaclyn Rench February 20, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today with something I don't share very often and that's a boy page.  I often default to florals, pink and basically anything feminine and pretty when I'm paper crafting.  However, my boys have been a bit under respresented in my albums, as of late, so I knew I needed to stray from my comfort zone and reach for something a lot less girly! 

Lucky for me, Just Nick cut files come in a wide range of themes and styles.  A quick scan of my library of digital cut files, was just the inspiration I needed for this masculine page! 

One can quickly decipher from the title and photo that the theme of this page is golf.  While I didn't want to go completely literal in my design interpretation, I thought that a circular design would be a nice compromise.

I quickly landed on the Radioactive cut file.  I figured this design would help subtly reinforce my page theme and I knew I could create a fun look by filling the negative portions of the design with an array of patterns and colors.

I wasn't wrong!  I love the movement and interest these elements add to my layout.  I sized the cut file to three different circumferences - cutting each from white cardstock.  I filled in a random spattering of the negative spaces with scraps of patterned paper and placed the cut designs in a visual triangle surrounding my photo.

I added even more texture and fun by using a number of different embellishments, both round and star shaped, to dress up my cut designs.

As you might notice, the two smaller diecut pieces have been added to the page with foam adhesive.  However, I chose to leave the largest one flat, so that I could overlap both my photo and page title on top.  Doing so connects all the pieces of the page and really ties all of the different elements together.

Do you lean towards more feminine or masculine products when you craft?  Either way, I hope this page inspires you!  The Radioactive design could take on a whole new look, simply by switching out the colors and patterns.

Cut file used: 




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

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

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

Some close ups:

Cut file:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Family Love | Maryám Pérez February 08, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends! Maryám here with you today to share a new layout using JustNick cut files. Since this is the love week at the blog I decided to use the Heart Background 5 cut file and a photo of my family.

This layout was really easy to do. First of all, I sent my cut file through my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all of the hearts with some pattern papers. After that, I added a few embellishments but not too much because I wanted to keep the cut file as my main element.

Here are some close-ups:

That is for today. I hope you liked this layout. Let me know if you have any question. And as always say, don’t forget to visit the shop for more amazing cut files... and if you need inspiration check out the other posts on the blog!
Have a wonderful day.

Three Times the Love | Jen McMurtrey February 03, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It is crazy that we are already welcoming February and since Valentine's Day is just over a week away, I decided to create a project using the fabulous Loads of Love file from the JustNick shop.

For the base, I used a mint green patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection that I painted with white gesso. Once that dried, I splattered it with various watercolors that match the colors in the rest of the layout.

After cutting out the Loads of Love on white card stock, I backed each letter with a different patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection. 

My black and white photo was cut down to fit behind the "O" in the largest part of the cut file.

I kept this layout very simple and only added a few die cuts around the photo and at the top of the page along with chipboard stars in a visual triangle above and below the cut file.


This is a great project to try when you are pressed for time - I was able to complete it in just over an hour one evening after work.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Truly, Madly, Deeply - Rachel Lowe February 02, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

I have created a 8.5x11 inch layout today, using a non traditional collection for Valentines Day! I have used My Minds Eye Blush collection.

Firstly here are the two cut files I have used to create my layout:

Firstly I cut the Blocked Heart Background but instead of using the whole 12x12 cut file I played it over my white base paper and cut it down and then attached. I added a dot of glue to the blocked hearts which was enough.

I chose my photo and changed it to a sepia tone to match with my paper choice and colour hues. I foam taped my 3x3 inch photo to a navy blue paper to ensure it did not get lost amongst the pink and rose gold.

I added a die cut flower ( which I attached with foam tape to add height) and leaves and added my title under my photo, Truly, Madly, Deeply. I added some machine sewing to the leave centres and then at the edges of my white base paper. I do love the texture sewing gives to embellishments/layouts.

I the cut the Birds of a Feather set but using only two of them to create 'two love birds' flying towards each other. To finish off I added a heart above them, another in the wing of one of the birds and gave them eyes.

Finally I stamped the date of this photo.

Here are some close up photos:

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





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

Hi Just Nick Fans!

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

Here is my layout:

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

Some close ups:

Cut file used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Capture | Zsoka Marko January 29, 2018 07:00

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!

I've picked a cut file I've worked with several times before, but I just love it so much: the Lotus Lace.

Here's my finished layout:

There's really no reason why I picked this cut file and used this collection, other than I love them and I felt like it at the time! I haven't used Maggie Holmes Gather in a long time and I try to bust out older collections for my Just Nick projects. The blues and yellows in this collection are just my favorite! So I can't wait to get my hands on the blue papers in Maggie's new line!

I backed each flower the same way, because it's a busy background anyway. For background I chose a paper with blue pattern too to tone it all down a notch.

Since I had spent quite some time on the background, I was not going to cover it all up with photos and embellies! I just created one cluster and kept everything there, photos, title, journaling, embellishments.

I added a few layers of patterned papers, tags, tissue paper behind my photos to help them stand out from the background. I then went through my embellishments and checked what fits. I might have used some from other Maggie Holmes collections too, because I don't have much left of Gather.

I picked out some chipboards, buttons, die cut pieces and arranged them around my photos. The journaling I wrote on a label sticker, I think this is from Chasing Dreams.

To finish off my page, I added some enamel dots and stamped my date!

That's it for today folks! Hope you like how this turned out!




Happy New Year | Niki Rowland January 28, 2018 07:00

Hey there! Niki here with you today with a Happy New Year layout! I can't quite believe that the first whole month of 2018 is almost over, I'm still celebrating!
I loved the Happy New Year cut file that was new to the store in December. I wanted to cut it from a patterned paper to add to a white background but sometimes when cutting cut files onto patterned paper the definition of the file can be a bit lost, especially if the patterned paper is very busy. I therefore added a teeny weeny Internal Offset to the file in my Silhouette Software and set that to be drawn with a black sketch pen. The outline I set to cut as normal The result is that the file is cut out perfectly but has a black line around the edge to ensure it keeps its definition - awesome and it saves trying to ink the edges with an ink pad, happy days.
Before adhering the Happy New Year to my layout, I added some splodges of water colour paint using the packaging technique, and lots of splatters. I wanted the layout to have a bit of a party feel with an explosion of colour and adding colour to the background made it work.
I raised the cut file up on foam pads and then built my layout around it. I added my photo, lots of embellishments and fussy cut out lots of little speech bubbles from the Glitter Girl collection.
I hope you have enjoyed my very bright party layout! Happy New Year to all xxx

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire

You & Me | Jen McMurtrey January 27, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and JustNick has loads of wonderful cut files for your projects. However, today I am sharing a non-Valentine themed project using the new Heart Cluster file.

The project began with my duplicating the file in several sizes and cascading it down the page. I cut it on white card stock, backed it with a floral-patterned paper (Paige Evans' Turn the Page collection), and splattered it with ink.

I continued with the same file and used the offset feature on my Silhouette to create the next set of hearts. Once this was cut, I used several of the patterned papers and backed the heart clusters in a rainbow-like color scheme. This piece was adhered to the white card stock over the previously cut hearts with foam squares.

My photo was next and it was backed with patterned paper and placed on top of the hearts. Since the layout was already very bright, I printed the photo in black and white.

Embellishments were next and I clustered several of the floral die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection around the photo. I placed my title next and also added some bunches of white thread for more texture. 

I journaled a bit below the photo and placed puffy flower stickers and enamel dots on the page.

At the last minute, I added the gold washi tape down the left side to anchor everything.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired to create! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other files for your projects.

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

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

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

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

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

Shaker Cards | Maryám Pérez January 22, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share two shaker cards that I created using Bamboo Background and Lazy Daisies.

For today's cards, I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream collection. I had the perfect sequins to match the collection so that's why I decided to use it.

For the first card, I used the Bamboo background. I modified it a little bit because I needed to fit it in a 4,75 x 5" cardstock. Once I have it cut, I backed it with an acetate sheet and then I added some foam dots and of course a bunch of sequins too.

For the second card, I used the Lazy Daisies set. I picked one flower and then I put it three times into the piece of white cardstock. Once I had them cut, I did the same as the first card but using other colors of sequins and embellishments.

Here is another close-up of both cards.

I hope you liked these cards I shared today. Let me know if you have any questions. And don't forget to check out the shop for more beautiful cut files. 

Have a wonderful week!

Power by Niki Rowland January 20, 2018 11:24

Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with a layout using the 'Gamer' cut file available in the store. I love sets like these as they come with lots of different files to play with.
I used my sketch pens to draw the battery symbol several times on the left side of my white background. I coloured these in using water colour paints. I wanted to use the word 'power' but the set didn't come with that word so I went looking for a similar font to draw that with my sketch pens too.
I also cut out the robot and the speech bubble from white card. I backfilled these with patterned papers. I've used the Good Vibes Collection by Crate Paper.
I also coloured in the word 'power' with my water colour paints and used the paints to make splatters on my layout.
I built the rest of the layout using the papers and emphemera from the Good Vibes collection.
I had such fun making this boy style layout, I love the robot cut file! Even though my boy isn't a 'Gamer' just yet (becuase he's only 4), this set of files still worked really well for a page all about robots :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today to see my layout, what are you working on right now?

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire

Snow Adorable | Marcia Dehn-Nix January 19, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia back today with a fun winter layout to share with you. I live in Minnesota where you can always count on cold and snowy winters. When I saw the new Frostbite Background digital cut file, I couldn't wait to use it with this outdoor photo of my daughter and her dog. 

I wanted to add some of the beautiful snowflakes from the Snowflakes 2 digital cut file and create a visual triangle with them. I cut 3 of the 4 snowflakes in this cut file pretty large and arranged them so that they were partially off the page.

I like to mix fonts when creating my titles so I used the scripty "Snow" from the Holiday Words digital cut file and combined it with some Thickers from my stash.

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

For more details on how I created my Snow Adorable scrapbook layout, I would love to have you stop by and watch my YouTube process video.

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

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

Hey, Just Nick Fans! 

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

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

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

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

Til next time xx


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

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

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

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

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




Sixteen | Maryám Pérez January 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Friends! Maryám here to share with you a new layout using awesome cut files from the JustNick Shop.

For this layout, I used two cut files. I started with Butterfly Background. I opened it in Photoshop and with the eraser tool, I deleted all the butterflies except for one. I chose one in black because I wanted to cut an easy shape. Once I had all my butterflies already cut I decided that I wanted to add a little bit of dimension to the page so I took two butterflies and I adhered them together so in that way I can fold the first one. After that, I added some hand stitching because why not?! Then I added all of the embellishments but I was feeling that it needed something else so I decided to cut a few flowers from the Lazy Daisies Set and then I added enamel dots in the center on each one.

And here is my layout:

I hope you liked this page. Let me know if you have any questions. Don’t forget to visit the shop because there are more amazing cut files waiting for you.

Until next time.

Cool Dude | Jen McMurtrey January 08, 2018 07:00

Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year is off to a fantastic start!

Today I'm going back to my love of mixed media with a fun boy-themed layout using the Doodle Frames and All Boy cut files from JustNick.

This project began with a photo of my son from 2004 when he was just three years old. When I showed my husband the picture, he suggested I get a current shot and use both. It is so funny because after 14 years he still has the same smirk and I was able to capture it perfectly.

One of my goals for 2018 is to destash my stash - I have so many wonderful collections of papers and embellishments that need to be used - so I pulled out the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this project.

First, I used molding paste and gesso with a paint brush and applied them both to the black and white patterned paper. Once that was dry I splattered it with blue, orange, and yellow watercolor paints because I knew I would be using those three colors.

The yellow frame was created using the Doodle Frames file with the sketch and cut feature on the Silhouette. I used white card stock and a black sketch pen to create the frame and then painted it with the same yellow watercolor from the paint splatters. I used foam squares to adhere the frame so it pops off the page. The photos were then placed using my ATG for the left picture and more foam squares for the one on the right. I love giving my pages lots of dimension.

Next are the title and stars, which were cut using the All Boy file. These were again cut using white card stock and then painted with the orange and blue watercolors from the background. These were adhered with a combination of glue and foam squares depending on where they fell on the layout.

The stars were clustered around both photos with numbers pulled from the embellishments in the CP collection to indicate Caleb's age at the time the pictures were taken.

I added a few more embellishments above and below the title as well as the hand-written dates. This is one of my favorite projects in a while and I hope you are inspired to create today.

Be sure to visit the JustNick shop today for these and many other awesome cut files!!

Sweet | Zsoka Marko January 05, 2018 07:00

Hi there friends,

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones!

I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!

I've used the beautiful Henna Heart cut file on this one. I was thinking Valentine's day is coming soon so a heart layout would be a good choice. I adore this cut file! I love the non-traditional heart shape and all the flowers!

I used a mixture of Maggie Holmes' Gather and Chasing dreams collection with a bit of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2.

I started out by designing my layout in Silhouette Studio, then cut my partial hearts from textured white card stock.

I chose some patterned papers that I thought had looked good together and started backing my cut files. I adhered them to the background, except for the bottom one. There I tuck my photo behind the heart first, put 3d foam adhesive on the left side of the heart and then I glued it all down. I also layered some tags, die cuts and tissue paper behind the photo.

Once done, I went through all the embellies in these collections and picked out the ones I thought were a good fit: stickers, chipboards, tags, buttons and diecuts! The beautiful gold mirrored piece I used for my title is from My Mind's Eye. I wrote my journaling on one of the die cuts and stamped the date using a roller stamp.

I hope you like today's inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by!


Till next time,



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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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

Winter Wonderland | Laureen Wagener January 03, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope you had a few fun days and celebrated the arrival of the new year safe and sound!

Today I get to share my first layout of the new year and it is a winter themed one, that I am IN LOVE with!

I already told you about our seasonal layout frame that I create layouts for every couple month and for this seasonal frame I made a new layout.

I used the beautiful Snowflake cut files from the shop and cut them out of frosty blueish papers. I also printed a large DIN A4 photo that I took when it snowed like crazy in December.

The snowflakes cut out beautifully and make such a nice border around my picture and frame it.

I stitched around the entire photo to secure the snowflakes and give it a nice finishing touch!

Have a great day,


Cut files used:

Snowflakes 2

Snow Day | Maryám Pérez December 31, 2017 07:00

Hello Everyone! Today is the last day of the year and I'm so happy to back sharing a new layout using the wonderful JustNick Cut files. 

For today's project, I'm using the Snowflakes Cut File Set. This time I was inspired by one of the layouts from Paige Evans where she created a big snowflake with sequins. I took that idea and I created my own layout using sequins and a cut file.

I made 3 snowflakes. The first thing I did was cut the snowflakes using my Silhouette Cameo, after that, I adhered all of my sequins following the design of the snowflake. Once I have that part done, I decided to add some stitching so I used the little holes in the sequins as a guide and I stitched through them.

Here is my layout:

I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be really happy to answer them.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Pineneedle Wreath Christmas Layout by Rachel Lowe: December 29, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

I am hoping you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas day spent with family and friends.

I have still managed to find some time to scrap in the evenings despite a busy December and Christmas and Boxing day festives, I hope you have too. 

Today I am using a Christmas cut file, Pineneedle Wreath on my layout.

I have used Crate Paper Fa La La collection but choosing the pink and greens from the collection.

My wreath is 10x10 inches and to keep it soft I used white card stock. I added a dots of glue in the centre of the wreath and attached to the centre of the card stock, this way the outer edges of the wreath stand up and create a 3D effect.

I then designed my layout keeping it soft and 'pretty' to compliment my photo of my daughter wearing a holly wreath in her hair.

I have sewn a line and then attached the chipboard bauble with foam tape to create the illusion of it hanging.

I added gold glitter sequins to tie in with my chosen gold frame and embellishments.

I finished my layout off with some machine sewing and stamped the date of my photo.

Here are some close up photos:

Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you in 2018, Happy New Year!






















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

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

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



'tis the season | Laureen Wagener December 26, 2017 07:00

Snow Day | Jen McMurtrey December 23, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone! I hope you are all gearing up for a lovely holiday season with family and friends. I can hardly believe we are two days away from Christmas and almost to the end of 2017! 

Today I am sharing a layout using the beautiful new Snowflakes 2 file along with the Snowflake Background file from the JustNick shop.

It seems my scrappy mojo has left the building these past few weeks, so I have really been struggling with creating projects lately. For this layout, I decided to keep it simple and just go with whatever came to mind without overthinking it.

To make things easy, I stuck with one collection (Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa) and limited myself to snowflake cut files.

To begin, I cut the patterned paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and placed a second piece along the bottom third. Next, I used white card stock and the Snowflake Background file as the base under my photo. I then layered gold die cuts from the collection along with pink snowflakes cut using the Snowflakes 2 file.

Next, I adhered the photo with foam squares that I doubled in thickness on top of more die cuts from the collection.

The "snowday" sentiment, snowflake, and flag were added to the right side of the photo to anchor everything and a few puffy stickers were placed around the cluster. Last, I added a few drops of black ink for dimension.

Again, this is a layout I put together in hopes of getting my creativity kick started since it has seemingly disappeared. Sometimes the only way to get it going again is to simply make something whether you love it or hate it. 

Remember that these and many other wonderful cut files are available in the JustNick shop!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!

Holiday Cards Made Easy | Marcia Dehn-Nix December 20, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!  Marcia here today with some Holiday card ideas (in case you are like me and still making cards to mail). The Holiday Cards 2 JustNick Studio digital cut file makes cardmaking a breeze. Add a couple stickers and some twine or sequins and they are good to go. 

Using some Kraft cardstock on this one gives it a masculine feel. It's perfect for my  brother.

Making cards is a great way to use up some of that stash you've been hoarding too. Aren't these penguins are the cutest!

Here is the cut file I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your Holiday with friends and family!

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

Hi everyone!

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

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

Here are some close ups:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 | Zsoka Marko December 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hey there crafty friends,
Welcome to Day 11 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways!  Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!
Today's FREE cut file is the Ugly Sweater Background.
I always love these Nordic type backgrounds so I was happy to work with this one! I modified the cut file a little because I wanted the pattern to be smaller. I shrunk it and then multiplied it. I cut this from white textured card stock, then backed it with a red patterned paper from the Crate Paper Falala collection.
It's become a tradition in my home to take these Rudolph photos every holiday season. These are from last year, I'm yet to take new ones! I just love them! Let's see how long the kiddo plays along :D.
Last year I made a layout with a big stag on it and I wanted to do something similar here. I found the Reindeer cut file in the shop and picked that one!
I blew this up and placed it slightly off to the left so I can put my long title at the bottom right. I wanted to kind of hang my photos on a clothesline between the antlers. For this I used some red  twine. I hung my photos on this with some teeny clothespins as well as some puffy stickers. 
I glued two wood veneer birds on the twine and tucked a few wood veneer presents behind the antler. I added 3 more wood pieces from Pinkfresh Studio in different spots on my page. 

For my journaling I used a die cut from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days collection and tucked it behind the cut file as well.
I mixed and matched my title, I used 3 different alpha thickers. The candy cane design ones were sort of lost in the background so I drew the outlines with a black pen.
Today's design, the Ugly Sweater Background, is yours for FREE today only! Just enter the code: UGLYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2017. No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the Just Nick store for purchase after the discount code expire.
That's it for today guys, I hope I could inspire you in any which way!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Till next time,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check back tomorrow for another FREE cut file!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 Days of Giveaways - Day 9 | Laureen Wagener December 09, 2017 07:00

Hi you guys,

it's Laureen with you today on Day 9 of the 14 Days of Giveaway happening here at Just Nick Studios! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

I was super lucky to get to create a project with the beautiful Put up the Lights cut file!
You can get this one today only! Later down in the post there is information on how to get this one for free!

As one part of our seasonly (is that even a word?) we frame a layout that matches the current season and  we didn't have one for our Christmas decor yet.
So what better way to share today's file than using it on a layout in the way I love the most - STITCHED!

I let my Cameo draw the design on a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock and then also cut out all the tiny lightbulbs out of patterned paper from Studio Calico and the Merry & Bright collection.
I then decided that having a full 12x12 background was a little too much and so I cut my strip of paper down to 6x12 inch and began piercing the holes for me to stitch.

Nothing too fancy going on with my stitching - it's just a regular backstitch in white.
After I had stitched the entire outline of the design I adhered the patterned paper in the center to create the lightbulbs.

I wanted to add even more texture and so I used tissue paper and ruffled it up and then adhered my piece of stitching onto foam squares.
Embellishing this page was hard - I didn't want to cover up the beautiful design but also didn't want it to be all naked.

So I just used two mini clusters directly next to my photo and then sprinkled my favorite embellishment all over the page - enamel dots. Don't they look like some sort of christmas candy in this layout?

And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my layout and got some inspiration out of it for your project using the gorgoeus free file for today!

How do you get this file you may wonder? It's easy!

Just enter code: LIGHTSFREE2 at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on 9th December 2017
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Stay tuned for the next free file tomorrow!

Have a great Saturday,
Cut file used:
Put up the lights

14 Days of Giveaways - Day 8 | Michelle Whorwood December 08, 2017 07:00

Welcome to Day 8 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

Here is today's cut file:

And my layout with the cut file:

And some close ups:

Today’s design – Candy Cane Background 3 - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: CANDYFREE at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on 8th December 2017
No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

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

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

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

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



Shaker Tags | Maryám Pérez November 30, 2017 07:00

Hello, Friends! Maryám here to share with you two shaker tags I made using Just Nick cut files.
I love shaker cards, but I wanted to do something a bit different that's why I chose tags. The steps are basically the same as a shaker card, the only difference is that you have to cut the tag two times because with the second one you will back the first tag (the one which has the shaker pocket).

Here are the final tags.

And some close-ups:

Here are the cut files I used. From the first set I only used the tags and from the other, I used one bird and a heart.

Around the World | Birds of a Feather

That's it for today, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is my process video ...

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

Best | Laureen Wagener November 27, 2017 07:00

Hi cut file friends!

Today it is my turn on the blog again and I have a bit of a different project for you!

I used one of Nic's awesome cut files but instead of cutting it, like you would normally do,
I used it as a starting off point to tell a story about me and my mom.

I simply used some of the super cool looking numbers from Age is a number and arranged them in Photoshop. After I liked my placement I began typing my journaling right next to the numbers.

After that was all done, I took my photo and used a few of the colors and pulled them over to fill the words with the color, so everything would match once it is next to each other in my album.

I listed 5 reasons why my mom is the best and then just added a couple of embellishments.
With pages like these I like to keep it simple, so the focus is on the picture and the words.

I hope you enjoyed todays post and I will share something fun with you in December.

Have a great day,
Cut file used:
Age is a number

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

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

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

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

Here are some close ups:

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

Take care xx

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

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

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

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

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






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

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

Poogan's Porch | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 14, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a travel layout featuring one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina. Poogan's Porch was named after the owner's dog and is set in this old quaint house. The food is AMAZING!!! If you are looking for some down home Southern food and a charming setting, this is the place. For my layout, I wanted to use a cut file that reminded me of those beautiful decorative tin ceilings you find in old houses. The Quilted Circle Background was perfect. 

Can you imagine that awesome design as a beautiful ceiling? Some of our favorite dishes we sampled were the Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Green Tomato Jam, the Macaroni and Cheese, and the Chicken and Waffles. Here are some detail shots...

Here is the cut file I used today ...

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