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So Very Blessed | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 24, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! For those in the USA, I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving. Did you know that JustNick is having a Black Friday Sale going on now through Monday at the JustNick Studios online store? Everything is 50% off! That is an amazing sale!! Be sure to check it out and use the coupon code BF2017

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!


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.


#Cute | Feather 3 | Michelle Whorwood November 13, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle W here today with a new layout with one of the new cut files in store called Feather 3.  This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.  

Here is my layout: 

I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock.  When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page.  You may notice that on the "right hand" feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top.  This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.   

I also really liked the first feather with the 'swirl' shapes which is quite a similar shape to a 'Koru' here in New Zealand.  I don't often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one.  I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers.  To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title. 

Here are some close ups:

 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today.  Do you like to use feathers on your pages?   

 


Happy heart | Zsoka Marko November 05, 2017 07:00

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick. This week we are focusing on leaf cut files and I chose this one:

I've used this set many times before, but it is still a favourite! I used one of these four lovely leaves, multiplied them and formed a flower shape.

I love to create for Just Nick, because I can use any supplies my heart desires! And I'm mostly trying to choose an older collection I still have a lot of, which is the case with the one I used for this layout, Chasing Dreams from Maggie Holmes. This is still my favourite collection from Maggie Holmes to this date! The colors are beautiful and there are so many patterned papers in the collection that I can use for backgrounds!

I cut the leaves from textured white card stock, in different sizes. I backed them with various patterned papers, making sure I have a balanced look. If I have stand alone shapes like these flowers (so no background cut files) I always adhere only a part of them to the patterned paper because I love love love the curve the cut file has after peeling it off the mat. This adds dimension and interest to the layout too. I played around with different arrangements and finally settled on this one. No rhyme or reason, I just liked this the most.

Once I had the design I wanted, I glued everything down. I didn't add a whole lot of embellishments, a few buttons and chipboard shapes to the middle of my flowers as well as some stickers around my photo.

I wrote some journaling and stamped my date. As almost always, I finished off the layout by adding some black ink spatters.

It's simple but I like how it turned out. These colours just make me happy!

I hope I could inspire you in some small way today!

Until next time,


'Peace' Holiday gift bag | Jaclyn Rench November 03, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  I realize that the calendar just turned over to November but I'm already thinking about (and doing some) crafting for the holidays!  It's never to early to work on gifts and/or gift packaging, in my opinion.

After Christmas last year, I scored a bunch of cute linen gift bags on clearance, for only pennies a piece.  I set them aside, knowing that their blank canvas would be fun to decorate and customize with my paper crafting supplies, as the next year's holiday season approached.  To make this festive project, I simply added to my supplies: a scrap of glitter gold heat transfer vinyl, a shipping tag and some Just Nick holiday cut files.

The first step was to cut a seasonal sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments digital cut design.  There are a variety of words and phrases to choose from in this file, but I chose 'peace', knowing that the simple font would be easily legible cut from glittery gold. I made sure to cut a mirror image of my design, so that when ironed onto my canvas tote, it would read correctly.

I thought the Layered Poinsettia design would make a nice dimensional accent on my bag and allow me to incorporate some more color.  I cut the poinsettia from red cardstock, green tone on tone patterned paper, and even threw in a layer of glittery red paper for an added pop of sparkle and shine.  I finished off the flower with a gold sequined center and adhered it to my bag with hot glue, centered above my iron on.

I needed a place to add who the gift was 'to' and 'from' so that's where the shipping tag came in.  I, again, chose to dress it up with a Just Nick file but not in the traditional sense.  Rather than cut the 'warm wishes' sentiment, I used my silhouette software to fill the design with color, add additional text and print it all onto my blank tag.  It makes a nice finishing piece to the packaging.

Here's one more look at the finished design.  I'll definitely be duplicating this idea over and over again to have a stash of pretty packaging for my Christmas gift giving this year!  I hope this post inspires you to do the same!

Cut files used: 

Holiday Sentiments

Layered Poinsettia


Us | Laureen Wagener November 02, 2017 11:24

Hi friends -

Laureen here and I am excited to be back to share a new layout with you!

I am still in complete fall mode and decided to scrap a picture from my first vacation last year after my therapy. We are laying on the beach but it was fall, so the cut file I chose works - because leaves and fall always work - right?!

I recently received the gorgoeus Gypsy Moon Scrapbook kit from Studio Calico and haven't had the guts to cut into the beautiful papers. So I decided to be strong and let my Silhouette cut into one of the papers - because the Leaf wreath cut file is just so gorgoeus and totally works great with the paper!

My main focus for this layout is the big journaling block in the middle. I don't have a wide format printer, so I needed to make it work and printed on A4 paper, then cut it out and stitched it down on my 12x12 piece of cardstock.

The wreath fits perfectly around it and still gives little peaks of the stitching details from underneath.

I also used a couple of the embellishments from the Gypsy Moon kit, like the die cut leaves, the word phrase stickers and the cork arrows.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Happy crafting!

Laureen
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Cut file used:

Leaf wreath


Sights of Fall! | Morgan Langley November 01, 2017 07:00

      Hey guys it's Morgan here! Today I am sharing a fun fall layout I made! November has started and it is getting chilly! I used a photo from my homecoming this year and I used the sunflower and pumpkin from the "Sights of Fall" cut file! 
     This cut file is SO fun and fall! I used those adorable leaves on the last layout I created and they are so versatile! 
     For my pumpkin I used a Michaels hot buy paper pad with neutrals and wood grain to back my cut file. Then I added some neutral buttons for texture. I also fussy cut the pink, red, and rose gold flowers from Pink Pasilee "Oh my Heart" collection and added them around the layout since they matched our dresses in the picture! 
     I added some splatter paint to the background using yellow, orange, and red watercolors! I like adding a little something to plain white backgrounds and it is a super easy technique! 
    Thank you so much for stoping by! Make sure to follow Just Nick on Instagram and me @morewithmorganl for lots of scrappy posts! 

Hey Spidey! - Cathy Martin October 27, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  It's almost Halloween!  I love this holiday, and I love the versatility of making layouts for it, because you don't just have to go with traditional colors and icons.  For instance in the layout I created using the Hey Spidey cut file, I went with blues, reds, black and lots of other colors to create a Spiderman themed layout.  I had a 12 x 12 paper that had various comic book panels and I used it to back some of the cut file, as well as a few other papers from my stash.  I didn't over-embellish my layout either, since it really didn't need it, there is already so much going on that a minimal approach worked well.  You could, in fact, use any cut file to create a Halloween themed layout!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 

 


Scary Cute Halloween Cards | Jen McMurtrey October 25, 2017 07:00

This week on the JustNick blog the design team is featuring Halloween projects using the many adorable files available in the shop.

Rather than sticking with my usual layout, I decided to branch out of my comfort zone a bit and create a few cards instead. 

First up is the Trick or Treat card - I began with a white card and layered black AC card stock with patterned paper from Fairytale Club's This is Halloween collection (used for all of the cards). For the sentiment, I used AC glitter card stock with the 31 cut file and offset it with patterned paper. To give it dimension, I adhered it to the card with foam squares. To finish the card, I added a candy die cut (The Fairytale Club) and purple glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Next up is the Boo card, which uses the 31 cut file with Spiderweb 2 and Spooky Stuff.

I began with black card stock for the base and added a piece of patterned paper cut slightly smaller. The spider web was sized down to fit the card and then placed in the lower left corner of the card. The Boo sentiment was next and adhered with foam squares for dimension. For the spider, I added hand stitching to make it appear as if it is coming down from the top of the card. I used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen to give it a bit of shine and attached it with foam. To complete the card, I added the purple heart die cut and more of the Doodlebug enamel dot.

The third and last card is my favorite. It began with a white card, which has black card stock and patterned paper adhered to the front. I machine stitched a strip of patterned paper down the right side of the card and focused all of my embellishments here.

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The web was leftover from the Boo card and fit perfectly onto the strip of patterned paper. I adhered the 31 sentiment over the web and attached the Boo die cut along the bottom. The spider was cut from polka dot paper and adhered with a foam square. I finished it all with more of the glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create today!


Too Cute To Spook | Marcia Dehn-Nix October 24, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia back today to share an adorable Halloween layout with you. Since my dog likes to greet all the Trick or Treaters, I like to dress him up in costume too. The kids love it. Even kids who may be afraid of dogs are not so scared of him when he looks so funny. Seriously, there is nothing scary about my layout! Take a look.

I used the new Spider Web 2 digital cut file for that awesome web as well as the 31 digital cut file for my title and the cat die cut.

I turned my title into a layered die cut by creating a background shadow using the offset tool in Silhouette Studio. I love how it pops against the yellow ink on my background. The googly eyes add a nice touch of whimsy. You can create a whole new look, just by adding a shadow layer. 

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

If you are interested in watching my process video check out my YouTube channel.

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


So very thankful for you | Laureen Wagener October 21, 2017 08:01

Hey cut file friends -
it's Laureen here and I am back to share a new layout I created.


I love the look of self made die- cut titles for my pages, like I did for my
pumpkin/ fall layout last month!
So I decided I would use that same technique and create my own title again.



I used the Card Sentiments 4 cut file and created my title that consists of the words
so, very, for, you and the large thankful.
I arranged them and send them straight from my Silhouette to my printer.



After they were printed out I took a picture of them attached to my Pix Scan Mat and then just created
a large outline for it to create a border around the title.


Now, just the using the title as my cut file for this project was just not enough for me.
I searched through new cut files and fell in love with the Loopy Circle Background and so I just cut that out of some patterned paper and backed the circles with some vellum.
I love the softened look that gives!



I wanted to add some texture so I used my sewing machine to stitch around a couple of the circles and also added different embellishments around my two pictures!


Now, why don't you create your own die- cuts out of cut files?


Happy crafting,
Laureen
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Cut files used:
Card sentiments 4
Loopy Circle Background

 


Everyday Moments | In Bloom | Michelle Whorwood October 18, 2017 07:00

Hi, Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout to share with you using one of the gorgeous floral cut files called 'In Bloom' that is a recent addition to the store.  

When I was searching through the store for inspiration for this post, this particular cut file stood out to me as one that I could really work for a layout based around two clusters.  Sometimes, when I create my layouts I use my photo as the starting point but this time I really wanted my layout to flow from the cut file itself.

My design is quite a simple one, but I first cut out the In Bloom cut file in white cardstock and chose a grey patterned paper as my background which I think makes the 'white' pop out against.  Then I decided that I was going to make this layout with two photos and add the cut file behind them to basically anchor them to the page and give my layout some structure to worth with.  I really loved the teal with the grey so I backed two of the florals in the cut file designs with the teal and navy patterned paper and again this pops off the grey background as well.  Lastly I added in some more floral embellishments and clusters of stars to my design.

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today and that I have inspired you to use a cut file to anchor your photos and embellishments on your pages.

Take care xx


Going in Circles | Morgan Langley October 17, 2017 07:00



Hello | Maryám Pérez October 16, 2017 07:00

Hey Friends! Maryám here to share with you a layout using the "Star Background 2" Cut File. I had some stuff from the Glitter Girl collection over my desk and I thought the cut file will match perfectly with it.

Here is what I have created:

Once I had the cut file backed with all of the papers I put some foam dots behind of it because I wanted it to have a little bit of dimension.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you liked my layout. Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful day!


Daydreamer October 15, 2017 07:00

Hey there,

Zsoka back again with a new layout I created for Just Nick this month!

This time I used the Loopy Circle Background cut file. You probably know by now how much I love my circles, so obviously I had to use this cut file :).


I used the beautiful new Bohemian Dreams collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I cut the design from white textured card stock and partially backed the circles with different patterned papers. I didn't want to back the full circles to allow for some dimension.



I had to dig out some photos of myself, which I don't have a lot of, because this collection is so feminine! I'm a sucker for all things feminine but I've never liked having my photo taken...Anyway, I've found a couple of old pictures, this is one of them. In fact it's a part of a series which is why I did not add any journaling to this particular layout. I will add it to another layout using a different photo from this series.


I glued down my cut file, only attaching the parts where you see patterned paper. This way the rest of the cut file lifts off the page a little. I adhered my photo on top and embellished around it. For this I used die cuts, chip boards, stickers, tags, labels and a flair button. I tucked some of these behind the photo in several layers, some I glued onto my photo directly. I love layers!

For my title I used some old American Crafts alpha thickers, I'm not sure which collection these belonged to.


To finish off my layout, I added a few drops of blue ink and stamped my date.


It's a simple layout, but I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too!

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back with new inspiration next month!

Have a wonderful day,

X

History October 14, 2017 07:00

Hi there scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today. This week the Just Nick DT is delivering fall themed inspirations to you. 

My contribution is a layout for which I used one of my favorite Just Nick cut files (one that I used many times before), the Leaf Cluster. So gorgeous, am I right?!


I paired this awesome cut file with my favorite fall collection of all time, Golden Days by Fancy Pants. It's a collection from 2016 and I am so glad I bought loads of extras because really there's nothing prettier in my opinion! The colors and patterns are beautiful and the combination of colors is just so unique. I love everything non-traditional!


First, I arranged the cut file in the Studio program like I wanted; one bigger one in the top left and a smaller one in the right bottom corner. I then cropped these and cut them from white card stock.

Next up, backing the cuts with patterned papers. I'll be honest, I had a hard time choosing papers because I wanted to use all papers, each side! It pretty much never happens that I like every single paper in a collection but these are so gorgeous, all of them! 


Once done, I glued down the top one and added foam adhesive to the bottom one so I could tuck my photo behind it a little. By the way, my photo was totally not taken in the fall, it is from July this year. We took a day trip to the amazing Oak Tree Plantation not so far from New Orleans. I have all these photos of the gorgeous oak trees and I thought they fit fall colors and collections better. I have already scrapped a couple with the Creekside collection from 1Canoe2.


For my title I chose History, because the plantation has so much history! We took a guided tour around the main house and had such an awesome time. Our guide was a local girl, all dressed up in a costume and she shared everything there is to know about the owners and life at the plantation. It was all so interesting, Maxim didn't complain for a second that he is bored. He even asked questions from our guide. Also, on a totally unrelated note, I love love love the Southern accent, it's so charming!


I wrote my journaling on a tag that I tucked behind the photo. I added a gold leaf clip, a gold acetate word and a flair button. This one I am particularly happy about because I never in my life thought I would be able to use a USA map button ha! It was a part of a set I bought from the lovely Shelley at A flair for buttons ages ago. Which reminds me I am running low on flair buttons...


I stamped the date on a label and attached this below the photo. I tucked in a couple of die cuts under my photo and glued some on top of it. 

I added some gold ink splatters and done!

I hope you'll be inspired to create fall layouts now! Go get crafty!

Thanks for stopping by!

X

I like fall most of all | Laureen Wagener October 13, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone,

it's Laureen here!
Have you enjoyed fall themed week so far? I have had a blast looking at all the gorgoeus projects!


Today it is my turn and I used the "I like fall" cut file - because it is just the most gorgeous ever!

I decided to finally stitch again - and so I did cut the words out of patterned paper, adhered them down and then stitched around them!



I really kept this page super simple except for the stitching, because it was just already such a big statement that I couldn't overpower that with more embellishments.


Instead I just used a couple of small pictures of pumpkins and created a banner on the top and then just used a few embellishments
like a flair and acetate pieces!



I hope you enjoyed todays layout!

Happy crafting -
Laureen
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Cut files used:
I like fall

 


Dumplings | Leaf Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood October 11, 2017 07:00

Hey Just Nick Fans!! Michelle W here with a new layout featuring 'fall' designs which is the theme this week.  I really am enjoying some of the very cool fall backgrounds and I really like cutting out leaves on my silhouette.  Leaves are so easy to use for both feminine or masculine layouts, my layout is about my daughter eating out a local market which has a cool autumnal vibe too it I think.

Here is my layout:

I really wanted to keep it simple with a soft mixed media background in autumnal colours of peachy oranges  and pale mustard - and then add my cut file over the top of that to create some texture but still keeping my colour palette soft and understated.  The cut file I used is called Leaf Background 2.  I really liked these cute little leaves which aren't quite your usual leaf design.  

Here are some close ups:

I decided to have a central design on my layout which is a bit different for me as usually I put my photo off centre but this gave me an idea to add my embellishments right around the edges of my photo which allowed me still have focus on the cut file which frames my photo really nicely but still meant I could add some fun embellishing too.  I really like how cut files just add to my layouts and takes them to the next level. 

I hope you have enjoyed my fall layout today and that you have been inspired by this week's designers showcasing fall designs that can be found in store.

Take care

 


Take A Hike - Cathy Martin October 09, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  Right now here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving, so it seemed only fitting to do a Fall inspired layout with one of Nicole's amazing Autumnal cut files!  I decided to go with her file Leaf Cluster, which is one of my favorites!!!  I could seriously use this file over and over again and have a different looking layout each time!  I decided to go with some not so traditional fall colours that matched my photos to back my file.  I didn't need to do much in the way of embellishing because the photo and cut file were definitely centre stage!  I am so happy with how sweet this layout turned out, and thank you all so much for stopping by!

 

 


Thankful | Jen McMurtrey October 07, 2017 07:00

Happy fall, ya'll!!

It's my favorite time of year, and there is no shame in my game when it comes to letting anyone and everyone know. Today's project features a photo of a bunch of small pumpkins that my neighbor brought over last week . . . because she knows I love this time of year.

This layout uses the Card Sentiments 3, Leaf Cluster 2, and Stems 5 cut files that are available in the JustNick Shop.

To begin, I used a piece of transparency paper to print a copy of the photo used on the layout. I love using different types of paper/mediums when creating with cut files.

There is a bit of trial and error involved with printing and cutting with transparencies, and You Tube is a great resource for finding tutorials. I ended up using washi tape to attach the transparency to a piece of copy paper so my printer would feed properly.

The finished photo was about 8 x 8, which was the perfect size for my title and stems.

The base of the layout is white card stock that I first prepped with Vicki Boutin matte acrylic gel. Once dry, I used Prima metallic watercolors to paint the card stock and add splatters

Next, I used patterned papers from Jen Hadfield's Warm and Cozy collection to cut several of the leaf clusters and stems. These were layered under my photo using Mono adhesive and foam squares for added dimension.

 

At the top of the layout I used more stems and leaf clusters to create a visual line across the page. I added a die cut from the same Jen Hadfield collection, Echo Park enamel dots, and white thread.

I also added the same white thread and more embellishments around the photo along with additional enamel dots.

The title was last and I added an arrow sticker beneath it to give it more weight.

The finished layout has so, so much dimension and I love the unique aspect of the transparency paper.

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


Hello Fall! | Morgan Langley October 02, 2017 07:00

     Hello crafty friends, Morgan here! I can not believe it is already October! For my layout today I used the "Bare Tree" cut file and made the tree not so bare by using the leaves included in the file and adding them onto my tree! 

     For my background I added some light pink, yellow, and orange watercolor splatters and cut my leaves from different colored card stock. Some of the leaves have more intricate pieces so I used the "double cut" feature on my Silhouette Cameo to get clean lines. Then I backed them onto white card stock to make them thicker and more durable for stitching. I stitched around them using corresponding thread colors. I love what paper embroidery adds to the layout! 

     For my photo cluster I used various Dear Lizzy ephemera and some of the cut file leaves that I hadn't yet stitched behind my photo. I also added in some floral pieces I had and a cute flair button with a wood grain background. I love how cute that little bunny piece is and thought it went in nicely! 

    Thank you for reading! Make sure to check out Just Nick on Instagram to see more fun posts using the fall cut files and follow me on Instagram @morewithmorganl for all my crafty updates! Also make sure to go to the Just Nick store to get some of these beautiful files! 


Thankful for you | Laureen Wagener October 01, 2017 11:51

Hi friends and happy Sunday!

It's Laureen here and I am excited to share a new layout with you!

I love quilts - that's a fact! I love the look of them and their designs and I also love to include them onto my layouts from time to time.

For todays layout I didn't have a specific theme to work with so I decided to incorporate the look of a quilt but without all the handcutting and fun.
Nicole has that awesome Quilted Background cut file in her shop which I haven't used until now!

I shrinked it a little in size to be able to use the design twice but underneath and the deleted a couple of rows, so that th design would only be on the right side of my layout.

The new Elle's Studio Family Fun collection is probably one of my favorite collection that came out this year - so I had to use it, because I absolutely adore the colors!!



I didn't want to handcut each of the squares out of the patterned paper so I simply copied one of those quilt fields and used the Outline feature to create a slight border around it and my patterned paper fit absolutely perfect and saved me a lot of time!

For more of a quilt look I used my sewing machine and stitched one border around the entire layout and then along the small lines within the cut file and love the extra little detail and texture that gives!

Thank you so much for looking!

xo, Laureen
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Cut file used

Quilted Background


Right Now | Maryám Pérez September 27, 2017 07:00

Hello, friends! Maryám here with you today to share a new layout using Just Nick Cut files. I was looking the shop and I realized that we had birds cut files there. So, what I've done was trace them on the Silhouette Studio Sofware and then send them through the machine using a sketch pen because I wanted to add stitching around the birds. After that, I cut the birds again, but in this time I cut on patterned paper.

Here is the result:

Here are some close-ups:

This is the cut file I've used today:

Birds of a feather Cut File

That's it for today! I hope you liked my layout. Don't forget to visit the shop to see more amazing cut files. 

Have a wonderful day!

 


Love you | Zsoka Marko September 26, 2017 07:00

Hi there scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today with a new layout.

I chose the Graphic Background cut file for this. I have used this cut file before, but not in a long time, so I thought why not use it again?

I went with white card stock again, like most of the time... I picked the wonderful Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection for this layout. I love this navy floral paper and I thought the white cut file looks great on it. I stitched down each part of the cut file with navy thread to add some interest.

I placed my photo a bit off center, to the right, and layered a few pieces of die cuts, chipboard frame and tissue paper behind it. 

Then I started embellishing. I wanted to keep all embellishments around the photo so that most of the background is still visible.  I added lots of die cut flowers; some of them I glued down with liquid glue, others I popped up with foam adhesive to create dimension. I really love dimension on my layouts! I also used flair buttons, stickers, chipboard pieces and some resin flowers from one of the earlier Cocoa Vanilla collections. I think those are my favorites, so cute right?
I know the title is not very original, but I love the way these big chipboard letters look and well this title does fit my photo so why not? With the amount of layouts I make it's hard to come up with creative titles, especially ones that are short (because I prefer them short). So I end up with a lot of Sweet, Cute, Love, Awesome etc titles I'm afraid, especially if the photo just captures a candid moment, not any special event.

Other than the stitching, which took a bit of time, this layout came together very quickly, which is unusual for me! I really like how it turned out, I hope you do too!
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time,
X


Foliage Background | Michelle Whorwood September 22, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Just Nick Fans!  Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring one of the newer background files in store the 'Foliage Background'.  I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend.  I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.  

I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy.  So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.  

I really loved how this layout came together.  The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.  

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used: 


Happy Days | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia back today. I hope you all had a great weekend! All week at JustNick Studios we are going to showcase background cut files. I am kicking it off with the Hit Play Background. This cut file is so perfect for all your active subjects. I love how the triangles give the feeling of movement for my layout. Just what I needed for this shot of my son and one of our dogs crossing the Mississippi River at its source; Itasca.

I backed the triangle negative spaces with a variety of different pattern papers, then to make the triangle shape more definite, I outlined the edges with a black marker.

Here are some more detail pictures.

Here is the cut file I used today.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Enjoy your week!


Rad Haircut - Cathy Martin September 16, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone!  It's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This week we are focusing on word and sentiment cut files and I decided to use one cut file that had several words in it so that I could make my own title!  I chose the cut file All Boy and cut out several of the words and backed the letters in various patterned papers from my stash as well as some 6 x 6 paper pads!  I totally love how cool this layout turned out, and I was able to use up so many paper scraps as well as older embellishments in order to showcase this awesome cut file!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look today!  Don't forget to check out my YT channel to see how it all came together, and have an awesome day!

 

 

 


Follow your Dreams | Zsoka Marko September 15, 2017 07:00

Hey there friends,

Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout for Just Nick!

This week we are showcasing words/sentiments cut files and I chose the Follow your dreams sentiment from the Dream Big cut file set.

Here's how my layout turned out:

I blew up the cut file and also stretched it because I wanted to have taller letters and cut it out from white card stock.  

I picked one of the last Fancy Pants collections for this layout, Dream Big, which fits my title and my theme. The background paper is a very old Theresa Collins paper I believe. I love grid papers for backgrounds! They are subtle but still not just plain card stock.

As usual, I backed the letters with different patterned papers. This is actually one of the reasons I love cut files, one can showcase many colors and patterns without them being too busy or overpowering. I then added foam adhesive to all the letters and tucked my photo in at the bottom of the cut file.

About the photo I chose...We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, because my son is crazy about animals. He loves sea creatures especially. He always wanted to work with animals when he grows up, his latest dream is to be a marine biologist. I just wrote about how I'm sure this is going to change a million times and of course that is OK, he has plenty of time to decide! I adore how much he knows about every single animal! I honestly have no idea how he keeps all that information in his head. Kids' brains are fantastic! They just remember absolutely everything. Well other than how to clean up their rooms of course :D.

I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips, adding them in the spaces on both sides of the photo. I normally just write my journaling with a pen but I thought this would stand out more.

To embellish my layout I chose a few items from the same collection, die cuts, puffy and cork stickers and a clip. I added foam adhesive to some of them to create a bit of depth. 

I wanted to add a bit more red to the layout (red, my least favorite color no less!) so I tore off a strip from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom.

To finish off my layout I added a few navy blue ink splatters.

I hope you like this layout and are inspired to document your children's dreams!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Till next time,

X


You Are Pretty Much My Most Favorite | Jennifer McMurtrey September 14, 2017 07:00

It's words and sentiments week on the JustNick blog and the design team has created some beautiful projects.

Today I'm sharing a layout that uses the My Most Favorite and Lattice Flower Background files with a photo I pulled from my oldest daughter's Instagram account (that's where I get some of my best material). 

This project began with the wood grain background paper and yellow paper from Felicity Jane. I cut the large Lattice Flower Background and adhered it to the background paper using Tombow Mono glue. Next, I pierced the paper within the negative spaces of the flower and then hand stitched with white, pink, and turquoise embroidery floss. With the large yellow flower and stitching complete, I added the smaller pink and blue flowers to the center. These were cut using WRMK patterned papers.

 

Once the stitching was complete, I printed my photo and backed it with more patterned paper from Felicity Jane. Prior to adhering the photo to the page, I created a banner with white string, tags,  and tassel a embellishment (all from Felicity Jane) and stapled it all in place with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

I cut the sentiment next and have to admit that I did so three different times before I finally settled on the black card stock. For some reason, I just couldn't get the look I wanted and stuck with black to tie in with the black and white photo.

I followed the banner with several stickers and die cuts from Maggie Holmes that I clustered on the top and bottom right corners of the photo.

Last, I created a visual triangle with the gold stars to complete the project.

While my scrappy mojo has escaped me as of late, I am pleased with how this turned out and hope to keep the creativity flowing.

Please be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other awesome cut files.


Dream Big | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout using 'Words' as inspiration for all the Just Nick Designers this week.  Here is my layout:

 I had lots of fun creating my layout and have used three different cut files.  I really loved the new 'Leaf Circle Background' file and cut this out on white cardstock to create the basis of my layout and included my photo of my girls into one of the negative spaces of the cut file.  I also added in some patterned paper to a couple of the other circles for a bit of added interest.

I also really wanted to add word to my page in a form of a title going down one side of my page.  So I used the 'Script Alpha 2' Cut file and welded together some of the letters to create 'be you' and cut this out on some white cardstock.  I then added some Shimmerz Mist 'Pretty in Pink' to give it a soft pale pink colour and stitched through the words for some added texture!   I then added the 'Dream Big' cut from the Dream Big Cut File set also just on some white cardstock.  I love the freshness of the white on white look and adding pops of colour with patterned paper and embellishments to finish off my page!

Details:

The cut files I have used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired to try out some cut titles on your pages!


You make me happy | Maryám Pérez September 09, 2017 07:00

Hello, friends! Maryám here to share with you a layout using the beautiful "Behold Beauty" Cut file. As soon as I saw it I knew I will use it, but I was waiting for the perfect collection and it was... the Wild at Heart from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I used the flower cut file as the main element of my layout, and I put cocoa vanilla die-cuts around it, also I fussy cut some butterflies from one of the papers. At the end, I add my picture and the journaling and that is it!

Here is my final result:

 

Here are some close-ups:

 Here is the cut file I used. Click here to see it.

I hope you liked my layout! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful day!


Rooting for Our Home Team | Jennifer McMurtrey September 05, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone! It's Jen today sharing one last summer layout before I go into full-on fall mode - you've been warned! LOL!

The story behind this layout is kind of funny because we live in Washington state and have never been to a Mariners game. While we were in California in June we had tickets to see the Angels and they just so happened to be playing the Mariners. Because it was only a few days until the Fourth of July, the stadium was handing out these fun hats to everyone as they came in the doors. My son Caleb had several on his head at once and I snapped this cute photo of him.

To create this project, I first used the Starburst cut file from the JustNick shop.

I cut the file using patterned paper from the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection and used the negative as a stencil of sorts for my watercolors. I adhered white cardstock to a piece of patterned paper and then painted the main focal area of the layout.

Once the watercolors had dried, I placed the stars over the top and adhered with foam dots. Next, I used some of the negative star cuts and placed them within the larger stars.

With the stars in place, I laid my photo over them and again used foam dots to adhered it to the page.

Next, I used a tag, chipboard stars and die cuts from the same Paige Evans collection. My final step was to add a puffy sticker, enamel dots, and the title using items from Pinkfresh Studio along with a bit of journaling.

I love being able to use cut files to personalize my projects, and I love the fun element they add to the layout! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for this and many other great cut files!

Thank you for stopping by!


Play Together | Cloud Background 2 | Michelle Whorwood August 30, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout to share with you featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file.  I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!!   I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)!  Here is my layout:

One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page.  I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn't a solid colour but isn't too busy on the page either.  This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too.  But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.

Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file.  This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail.  Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops!  This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.

Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file.  As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout.  This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!


Explore | Zsoka Marko August 29, 2017 07:00

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today with a new layout. I chose the Sunburst Background 2 cut file for this, I just love it!

 

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I modified the cut file a little bit. When you blow it up as big as I did, the outlines will be much thicker. I wanted them thinner so more patterned paper shows through once I back the rays. I released the compound path, deleted the original outline, made the circle thinner, then I made a compound path on the two circles. I moved the circle out of the way and added outlines to the rays, made compound path and moved them into the circle so that the rounded ends disappeared. As a last step I welded the circles and the rays together. I hope it makes sense?

 

A while back I received the Simple Stories Summer Days collection kit from the awesome SCT magazine and haven't had the chance to use it yet. So I decided to use it for this layout. I also used bits and pieces from Freckled Fawn (like that awesome acrylic word, the flip flops and wood veneer) and the wood grain paper is from Jen Hadfield I believe.

First I printed my photo in a big size and glued the cut file on top. Then I backed the rays with different patterned papers, but only glued them down where they touch the circle. This way the white card stock can be lifted up a bit to create a nice dimension.

I used the acrylic word for my title and created a little cluster at the bottom of the page with it. I really like the look of this. 

I didn't feel like this page needed a lot of embellishments. I just added a few bradz, wood veneers and some cloud stickers. Oh and a mini clothespin I got at Michaels!

 I hope you like how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time,

X

 


Snapchat fun | Laureen Wagener August 28, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

how are you doing? Did you create any fun cut file heavy projects this month?
I have one last project for August for you - time flies like crazy, right?!



When I doubt, make a wreath - you probably heard that before. And it is for sure true!
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the cut files I have, and then I don't really know what to do and create for my project, when I don't have a specific assignment - Nicole please give me all the assignments for the future - yes? :D



I basically scrolled through my files for over an hour and couldn't decided on what to create and I ended up with the gorgoeus florals from "In bloom" and just created a baby wreath.

I cut them out of patterned paper from the Carousel collection and backed that with vellum and then simply stitched it down with my sewing machine - easy as that! Only took over an hour *sarcasmoff*


Embellishing with the Crate Paper Carousel embellishments is pretty easy - everything matches perfectly and looks stunning! Such a fun collection to work with!


That's it - onto the next time!

Happy crafting -

xo, Laureen
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Cut file used:
In Bloom

 


A Different kind of School Layout - Rachel Lowe August 26, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends, today I have a school layout for you, well kind of!

I am not a fan of school photos I have to admit and with four children at different schools and therefore different coloured uniforms there is no way I am going to find a paper collection to deal with that dilemma lol!

Each year I go on the hunt for cool and unique school bag for my youngest (the older ones won't let me anymore) and so I decided to scrap this memory and the 2017 bag which I think is super cute!

I love geometric shapes and cut files on boy layouts and so this cut file was the perfect choice!

I have used a mixture of collections and gorgeous bits and pieces from my stash. I have gone for a minimalistic look to add to the dramatic effect of the cut file and the selected triangles I chose to back with patterned paper.

I have sewn randomly on the cut file to add definition. As you can see I chose well placed triangles to accomodate my photo placement and visual impact.

How cute is the bag! I love bears and I love this colour combination and hence why I kept it going through out my layout. I have journaled the little story behind this layout and added in a way I could embellish around so it became more of a feature than an after thought.

I have added wood veneer pieces in keeping with my theme, and oh how cute is the wooden bear! As always I have foam taped certain elements on page to add height and interest. I ted to always do this with paper stickers as I find them too flat for my liking.

I have finished this layout off with some enamel crosses, dots and puffy sticker arrow.

Here are some close up photos for you:

 

I enjoy being challenged with themed layouts and then thinking out side the square and adding a twist and that is what this layout is all about, a school layout with a twist!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and see you all soon!

 

 


Let's Go | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 25, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with more Back To School inspiration. I swear, I have the cutest, happiest nephew! Here he is showing off his new backpack. 

I used 5 digital cut files to create this layout. The Broken Mirror Background cut file allowed me to use up some scraps filling in the negative space with different pattern papers.

To create movement on my layout, I wanted my title to go up one side of my photo and across the top. To connect the two, I modified the arrow from the All Boy digital cut file, making it much longer. This allowed me to fold it to fit around my photo. I used two different fonts for my title, the Type It Font and the OutLine Alphas. I love mixing fonts to create more interest in my titles.

To finish framing my photo, I tucked the Today File Folder underneath my photo

Here are the cut files I used today ...

I even have a process video for you. 

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


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

Hello JustNick friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next . . . the finished project!

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


Sisters | Maryám Pérez August 14, 2017 07:00

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

 Here are some close-ups:

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

 

Lower Case Outline Alpha | Lazy Daisies

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


Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00

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

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


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

Here are some close ups:

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio fans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

The cut file Right Now bring perfect for my layout!

I have attached with foam tape to add height.

 

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

You could add more photos to this layout!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

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

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

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

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

Here are the cut files I used today ...


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


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

 


Yay Vacay! | Laureen Wagener August 08, 2017 11:40 3 Comments

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

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



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


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

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


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



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

 

Happy crafting,
Laureen
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Cut file used:

Fishscale Background


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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