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Love | Majken Pullin May 21, 2019 07:00

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

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

Lots of Love 1

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

Henna Heart

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

Henna Heart

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

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

Cut files used today:

Lots of Love

Henna Heart

So glad you could join me today on the blog!

Majken


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

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

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

Spiral Flower Bundle

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

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

Here are some close-ups.

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

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

Majken


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

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

I have used the new Simple Stories collection Vintage Botanicals.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Hugs & Kisses

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

Thank you for joining me on the blog today!

Majken


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

Hi there!

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

 

 

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

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

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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


XO

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Doodle Floral Circle Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here's a close look at the cut file:

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

Thanks for joining us today...happy spring!

Majken


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


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

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

I have used Pebbles Inc Love Me collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Let's take a closer peek!

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great day!

Majken

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love how this turned out. 

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


Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Dreamer| Rachel Lowe March 15, 2019 07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cut files used:

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

Have a great week!

Majken


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


Heart - Leslie Berner February 20, 2019 07:00

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Here are some close ups. 

 

Here is the final layout...

 

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

 

Enjoy!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

XOXO Love

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy your February.  XOXO <3

Majken


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy your weekend!!
Majken

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

Here are the digital cut files I used today.

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


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

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

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

Life Goals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Majken


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.

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

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

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

Majken


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

 

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

 

XO

 


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

Hello everyone!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

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

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


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

'On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 8 Maids a-milking' ... Well, I have no maids a-milking for you today ... but I do have this awesome 'Tis The Season digital cut file for FREE! 
Marcia here today. I knew the Tis The Season cut file would make an awesome title for my Christmas layout. I combined it with the Winter Frame cut file that was free a few days ago. I hope you snatched it up then, if not it is still available in the store for purchase.
I love getting my Christmas decorations out and making the house more festive. I even put my wooden shoes out underneath the tree!
Here is a closer look at the Tis The Season title...
It's hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see I used the Winter Frame to create a shaker element. Can you see the sequins in the middle of the frame. Some transparent vellum over the top allows them to move around a bit. I machine stitched around the edge of the frame to make sure the sequins would stay put.
I really love how this layout turned out!
Enter the code: TISFREE at checkout to get this design for free. 
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 8th, 2018.
No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given.The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.
Thanks so much for stopping by ... Come back tomorrow for another FREE cut file! Happy Holidays!!

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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today...

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


Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cut files used:

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

Majken


Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?


Embrace the Good Times | Rachel Lowe November 8, 2018 07:00

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here, Today I have a pretty layout to share. I love this photo of my daughter in her hippie skirt and Doc Martins! I wanted a cut file that wasn't too busy but soft and pretty. How gorgeous is the Floral Lattice Background cut file!

I cut it in white card stock and resized it to a 10x10 inch cut. I then paper pieced the flowers and petals (I have used the new Pink Paislee, Paige Evans Whimsical collection). I adhered the Floral Lattice onto my white base paper with foam tape to create a 3D effect.

Note I paper pieced different colour leaves for visual interest. Paper piecing a floral cut with a patterned paper will avoid it looking 'flat' and too monotone.

I adhered my photo using wash tape strip choosing a bright colour to contrast against my white base paper. I tucked under the left side of my photo (which is 4x4 inch photo) a floral bunch die cut from the ephemera pack and added a die cut sentiment phrase.

This collection has a beautiful rub on pack, perfect to use on a white background. I added lots of the faux stitching rub ons around my page, phrases, tiny hearts and butterflies. 

No splatters of black Color Shine on this layout because I wanted to keep it fresh and bright.

I didn't go overboard embellishing this layout, keeping lots of white space, allowing the cut file to be a stunning feature and then other elements to draw your eye to the photo.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and see you again soon.

Rachel x

 


SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 6, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that uses a few of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut file designs to document my biggest blessings, my children!

 JustNick_SO BLESSED_Nathalie DeSousa

To create the background i copy and welded the Fussy Foliage Background cut file a few times so  that it fit the 12x12 format, and then drew an oval to crop it from the center of the page.   The background was cut from white cardstock and then,   I used Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection to back the larger leaves.

 

 

 

Next, to frame the oval center,  the oval frame in the Gratitude cut file was copied and welded to form the frame in the page.  This was cut from white cardstock, and attached to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

A few flowers were fussy cut from papers from the collection, and then layered behind the picture. To bring some of the white from the frame and background, i used the the Grateful cut file to cut some of the leaves and layered them between  the floral images.

 

 

 

 

A few small stickers and embellishments from the collection were added in small clusters around the picture.  A small title was then added so that the focus remains the picture of my babies.

 

This layout took less than an hour to put together and I love how it all turned out! Remember to check all the cut files and all the new designs used in this page at the Just Nick Studio store.  As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

XO


Definitely Wonderful | Majken Pullin November 5, 2018 07:00

Hello cut file friends!  It's Majken here with you again today, and I have a fun and colorful layout to share with you. 

I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with the Criss Cross Background cut file, but I cut it out using my Cameo.  Then I started putting different patterned papers behind it.  When I saw the triangle paper, I thought "oh, this won't work", but I was pleasantly surprised and love how it looked behind the cut file!

Never say never! To frame my photo, I used the Boho Florals cut file.

Once I included my framed photo, I felt it still needed some special touches.  So I used a few of the criss cross cuts insides, and adhered them inside some random spots with a touch of adhesive, and then I stitched cross stitches in the center of them.  Some small bits of ephemera and stickers helped pull the criss cross shapes together.

I even put some plus sign stitches on the blue patterned paper on my photo frame and bottom border for additional whimsy. 

I hope you find some cut files in the JustNick Studio store where you can use both the cut file and the negative.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a super week!


SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE | Nathalie DeSousa October 30, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Happy Halloween everyone!   Oh, how i miss the day my kids would dress up for the day, all the preparations, the make up and all the candy afterwards (well, there is still candy!!);  now that theya are teenagers all I am left with are sweet memories of Halloween's past.  So, i pulled a few pictures from a couple years ago to create this page using some of the new JustNick Studio cut files. 

 

JustNick Studio_SPOOKTACULAR SELFIE_Nathalie DeSousa


There are so many cut files to chose from, and it was so hard to pick one, that i decided to mix four cut files in one page.

 

 

 

I combined one of the Basic Heart cut file  images with the Spiderweb 2 background and Web cut files to create the cut out for this page.  I chose to cut it from black cardstock, so that it would stand out from the mixed media background (created with Jane Davenports Mermaid Markers).

 

 

Before setting the cut out on the page, a bit of white acrylic paint was rubbed on the cardstock, this gives the cut out that worn/antique look you see in the layout.

 

 

The pictures were sized so that they fit in between the two spiderwebs inside the heart, and then i used stickers and embellishments from a few Halloween collections (Simple Vintage Halloween from Simple Stories,  Pink Paislee's Spellcast and Pebbles' Midnight Haunting) to add some small details aroun the page.

 

 

 

For the title of this page, I chose the new Happy Halloween cut file to create the "SPOOKTACULAR" part of the title.  It was cut from black cardstock and then treated to a white acrylic paint wash.

 

 

Now it is time to go and set all the candy in bowls for us to share (well a bit of it, at least!).  Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used here and all other beautiful designs.  You can always contact me if you have questions on how this all came together!

Have a safe and  Happy Halloween!!

 


Fall for you - Johanna Valayer October 23, 2018 07:00

Hello girls, 
I'm back today with a TN layout. I wanted to document this photo of my dog and I which was taken when we went for a stroll. I thought that the Maggie Holmes collection Willow lane would be perfect for this and I am pretty happy of how it turned out.
For this layout I used the "Leaf background" cutfile. I knew that I only wanted to use it on one page. As the page with the picture would be simple, I added a paper in the background of my cutfile. 
Then, I backed up the leaves with some papers of the willow lane collection and for 2 of them I used a gold glitter paper. As this page was enough busy, I just added a beautiful puffy sticker on the center. 
   
For the other page, I just backed up my photo with some papers and embellished around with some stickers. ( How awesome are the transparent stickers from the Willow lane collection? Really need more of them! ) 
I added my title and some splatters of gold color shine and that was done!
  
I hope that you have enjoy, see you soon xx

Pumpkin Carving | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 22, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Halloween inspiration for you. Do you have your pumpkins ready to carve? My son Trenton takes pumpkin carving very seriously. Last year I helped him create a stencil of the clown from the movie It using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but above the clown are the words You'll Float Too. This pumpkin was so popular last Halloween my Trick or Treaters (and their parents) were taking photos of it. I can't wait to see what he is planning to carve this year. I used the new Web digital cut file to add some creepiness to a corner. I love that big black spider hanging down.

For my title, I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed the letters with different pattern papers.

Here is a close up of that clown all lit up ...  Be sure to check out the eyes. Awesome, Right?

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

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


Fall Family Fun | Majken Pullin October 15, 2018 07:00

Hello crafters!  Majken here, excited to be with you here today.  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed layout with you using a newer cut file that JustNick released in September.  It made me think of wagon wheels and pumpkins!

 

Here is the cut file.

After I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted the image a second time, then rotated it 180 degrees.  I moved them where they slightly overlapped and welded the images to create a single cut file. Then I sized it where I wanted it. You could also cut the image twice and place it on your project to create the mirror.

Circle Mania is perfect for some sewing and tucking ephemera to create contrast.

You can see I used some 3D foam dots to pop up certain images.

I think this fall themed ephemera is just so pretty!  Here's one more close up.  I added a few enamel dots to create a visual triangle, plus a quick journal tag.

I'm so glad you visited today.  I hope you're inspired to manipulate and expand your cut files to make them fit your project.  Enjoy your week!

Cut file used:  Circle Mania


This Moment | Rachel Lowe October 11, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello Justnick friends Rachel here. I have a fall themed layout for your today.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I have used Crate Paper Flourish collection to Crete this layout.

I firstly cut a 12x12 sheet of the Fall Leaves cut file choosing the solid leaf, cutting numerous different sizes.

Once I had added my two floral side strips of paper I started to arrange my leaves in a way that they appeared to be blowing across my page. I then added stitching to the centre of each and then bent them upwards to create a 3D effect.

I used a light wood grain background paper.

I framed my photo of my daughter (how gorgeous is the wall of leaves behind her in this photo!) using a Crate Paper pom pom frame, the peach colour coordinating wonderfully wit the other colour hues of my layout.

I then added embellishments, a rose on my photo, a sentiment stickers, a butterfly and flying bird.

I decided to cut my title in black card as I knew I would not paper back it, the page having enough busy patterned paper. I think it stands out wonderfully on this layout and picks up the black in the pom pom round picture frame.

I love how this layout turned out, although I have not used traditional fall colours I think these work so well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Rachel x


On The Go | Monique Liedtke October 2, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique on the blog today, sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! I had created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!

This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!

I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout! 

And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!

When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!

I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store! 

Happy crafting! 

Monique


Beautiful | Rachel Lowe September 25, 2018 07:00

 Hello friends, today I have a Fall themed layout using this magnificent Mandalla Leaf!

I re sized the leaf to fit with my layout design and cut it in an ombre paper which creates a light/shade effect, as I chose not to paper back the cut file. You could of course paper back the leaf also.

I have used Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose collection, which has perfect fall colours. It also matched perfectly with my photo of my daughter at the beach on a winters day.

My white card stock has been cut down to 10x10 inches as I wanted to add several paper borders. I then used some wet glue and added small dots of glue and attached to my white card stock, this allowed my leaf to lift (as not totally glued all over the back) and give the illusion of it floating.

I then foam taped my photo, 'beautiful' title, butterflies and floral blooms.

I have also tucked embellishments under my layers, this adds variation of heights to your layout, which when you have a large cut file ensures all elements stand out visually.

I chose to add two border papers, light and dark which again ensured my leaf really popped.

I added accents stickers and a banner feature to my layered page border which added visual interest to an otherwise flat page border.

There are lots of embellishments on this layout but as I have created clusters it does not look too busy.

The Mandalla Leaf really is the star of this layout, the detail of this cut file is just beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week with a little time to create!

 

 


Happy Fall | Majken Pullin September 20, 2018 07:00

Hello crafty friends - Majken here again!  This week brings the beginning of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, and to celebrate, JustNick Studios is showcasing fall-themed cut files.  We don't get much of a fall "season" here in Houston, but we do look forward to the milder weather coming our way after hot summers!

For today's layout, I'm using the I Like Fall cut file to highlight two photos of my little pumpkin having fun with big pumpkins.  :)

Happy Fall

I Like Fall

I chose to use the "fall" part of the cut file to create a large title, and then I backed the leaves with the minty-green patterned paper.

One of my very favorite things to do is layer a cut file with ephemera and other items, so I took the flowers from the ephemera pack and created a visual triangle with one around the right of the cut file.  It is an easy technique and really helps the cut file pop!  Here's a couple of close-ups of it.

Some sewing along the inside edge of the white textured cardstock helps frame the cut file and photos.  I used the "Happy" sticker to complete the title.

I grounded several pieces of ephemera on the bottom right with a strip of ribbon, and I finished my layout off with a few enamel dots.

Cut Files Used:

I Like Fall

I hope your fall is full of pumpkins, pretty leaves, and fun activities!  Thank you for joining me today. 

Majken


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


THIS MOMENT MAKES MY HEART FULL | NATHALIE DESOUSA September 14, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie here with the last  "Words & Phrases" blog post.  For the past two weeks we have been creating projects using some of the JustNick Studio cut files that feature words and phrases.  There are so many designs to chose from, and since i love a large (i mean fill the page with it kinda title!) title, this project was a dream to create.

 

 

Have i mentioned i love large title layouts?!!  There is something about telling a story in a few words with a large title.  So for this page, i welded the "This Moment" and  " My Heart is Full" cut files to create the large title in my page.

 

 

 

 

I cut my title from white cardstock, and trimmed the "is" word from the cut out using a sharp pair of scissors.   Each letter was backed with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection, "Willow Lane".

 

 

 

 

Once, the cut file was set on the layout - the background papers are also part of the WIllow Lane collection- using some foam adhesive.  A few flowers from were scattered below the cut file as to create small clusters/embellishmnets to the cut out.  These were cut also from white cardstock using the Boho Florals cut file.   Love the softness this adds to the page.

 

 

Since, I wanted to keep the title and picture as the focal point of this page, my choice was to hide the journal lines in the litte tag that is tucked behind the frame.

 

 

Love how this turned out.  The use of white cardstock to form the cut out brings out all the details of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files, and makes it pop from the colored background.

Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check all the cut files used in this page.  If you have any questions on how this was put together, please do not hesitate to contact me!

XO

 


Every Summer Has A Story | Rachel Lowe. September 11, 2018 07:00

Hello Rachel here and today I have a summer layout using several cut files and a wonderful title feature.

 Firstly I chose my title and then sized it as I needed for my layout.

From the Take me to Paradise cut file set I cut three flowers varying in sized, I then cut two of the palm leaves and one of the other leaf. I then put this together, using foam tape to layer my flowers and attached my leaves. I finished off my tropical flowers with some NUVO dew drops.

I then over sized the flamingo backing it with a wonderful paper from Heidi Swapps new collection Pineapple Crush. I added a die cut flower from the collection. I then hand stitched around the flamingo to add texture and definition. 

I used an ombre lime green paper from the Pineapple Crush collection which adds visual interest to my title. This title really enable me to add embellishments and my photo in a unique way.

I then added some embellishment features and my photo, careful not to over do the embellishing due to already having two large features on the layout.

 And there you have it, two wonderful cut files that you would certainly use over and over again. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own summer story layout!


All of Me Loves All of You {Cut File Stitching Tutorial} | Majken Pullin September 10, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  Majken here to give you a reason to take a break out of the least favorite day of the week (ha!).  Today I'm sharing a layout with a fun and different way to use your cut files with stitching.  The first part of September we're focusing on Words & Phrases, so I'm sharing a phrase cut file as a powerful title on a layout.

I used the All of Me Loves All of You cut file.

The first thing I did after importing the cut file into Silhouette Studio was to open the Offset window and use it to make the cut file just a tiny bit thicker to accommodate hand stitching and prevent tearing.

Next, I used the Alpha tool in Silhouette Studio and typed a loooong line of Times New Roman periods in size 36 (you can experiment with different sizes and fonts to see which one you like best for your needles and thread).  Increase the character spacing as well so there's adequate room between your stitches.  Experiment with this to find your favorite.

For this phrase, I had many more periods but this shows you the basic view - that circle with the plus sign on the bottom of the text box is what you are looking for.  You want to put your cursor over that symbol, click it and hold it while you drag it to your phrase.  It will "snap" to the cut llines - you can continue to type periods until you've covered the entire phrase.

The cut lines of the phrase will turn gray, leaving your tiny holes ready to cut.

The larger the project, the longer this will take to cut.  Go grab some chocolate to snack on in the meantime.  :)

For my project, I chose each word to be a different color to match my polka dotted paper.  Have some good television to watch while you do this - I did a good chunk of mine while watching a Houston Astros game...double the fun!

Here are a couple of close ups.

Some tips:

  • Some of the smaller areas may have odd spacing between the periods.  I just added a few extra with my paper piercing tool.
  • Your mat will have lots of little hole insides - use a scraper to get them off.
  • Not all the periods will cut all the way - I lightly rubbed the back of the paper over a trash can to get rid of the inside of the holes.  Any remaining, I just pushed through with a piercing tool.
  • You could cut out the cut file and use it as a template to pierce around it manually with a piercing tool if you don't want to do it with your machine.

Cut file used:

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope this inspires you to try stitching with cut files!  Have a fantastic week!

Majken