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Always Remember // Sarah Bargo October 15, 2019 07:00
Hey paper peeps! Sarah here today to show you how I used these beautiful leaf cut files, Leaves 5! When I saw them, I couldn't believe how stunning they were and just loved how pretty and delicate they looked, I knew they'd be perfect for the feeling of my layout!
This is a special memory for me, it's my grandma and I before she passed away from cancer circa 2004-ish... This was our last outing together and it was an amazing beautiful fall day at a Scarecrow Festival!
I wanted the layout to be light and pretty and almost ethereal with just a few fall accents, and these gorgeous leaves were just so perfect!
I did some light watercoloring on them with a Pumpkin colored shimmering paint, I want to hang them all over my house lol!
I also included some hidden jouraling..
I really miss her and I'm so thankful for this photo! We didn't get many photos that day, but I'm so glad we got this one! That's why I love scrapbooking so much, it helps us get things down on paper, and it helps us remember.
Thanks so much for hangin out today! Don't forget to grab these gorgeous leaves and document your favorite fall memory!
Dream a little dream | Anna Blades October 12, 2019 07:00
Hello Justnick friends!
Anna here today with a new layout. It's not a secret that I'm a star lover, so when I saw the Starburst cut file I fell in love. Stars are always a good idea. In this project I wanted the cut file to be the focal point, so I cut it to almost the same size as the page.
As you can see, the design is very simple. There are a lot of stars, so I didn't need many embellishments. I just backed the stars and built my title with two different fonts to make it more dynamic.
The photo has a diagonal structure, so I placed the cut file in the same way. It may seem silly, but I think it's important for the layout design because it gives unity to the whole page.
Finally, I made a little cluster in the upper right corner, just to balance the design.
I used the "Heart" collection from Simple Stories. The background patterned paper is a perfect fit, don't you agree?
I think it turned out so "magical"! I hope you like it and thank you so much for joining me today.
See you soon!
Rad Smile | Majken Pullin October 11, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans! Majken here with you today, and I'm excited to share a boy layout today. My son is now almost 11, but on today's layout I'm documenting his first day of second grade. Let's take a look!
My first task was to cut the Wonky Star Background at around 11"x11" on white textured cardstock. In my quest to crush on All The Ombre Paper, today I'm using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blue ombre paper underneath my background cut file.
You can see I randomly popped up some of the stars using 3D foam squares. It adds a fun element of texture similar to what I did on a previous layout. I also sewed along the outside edge of the background cut file paper. I added small pops of the red accent color in the layout.
For my title, I used "rad" from the All Boy cut file combined with ephemera to create "rad smile". I cut "rad" once using white textured cardstock and again using the dark blue patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then just pieced it together like a puzzle over the background.
With the fun star background, the layout doesn't need a lot of elements to fight those stars.
I'm so glad you joined us today on the JustNick Studio blog! You can grab other background cut files here. There are so many types to choose one, it will be easy to find just the one you need for your project!
Have a great weekend,
Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store.
To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file.
Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.
After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest.
To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Cherished Moments | Claudia van Rooijen October 7, 2019 07:00
Hello scrappy friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Shine collection (Do you remember this one? It's one of my all time favorites!) and the new Geometric Frames cut file.
I figured this would be a great cut file to use with some 6"x6" papers so the first thing I did was separate the frames in Silhouette Studio and pick out the papers I wanted to use.
I wasn't really quite sure what I wanted to do with them after they were cut but after a while I decided they could probably use some patterned paper backed behind the frames so I pulled out some subtle patterns from the collection.
After that I started working on my layering and chose mostly subtle patterns in a variety of colors - I love the contrast of the navy against the wood color!
I absolutely love the design and colors of these chipboard letters so most of my layout is actually based off of them. I decided to layer it up quite thick as you can see with another chipboard heart, a tassel and a horse (which is from Maggie's Gather collection).
I punched out some circles using my 1" circle punch from EK Success. Then I cut them in half and used them to create a scalloped border on the bottom left frame.
Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you will feel inspired to start creating yourself!
OUR STORY | Nathalie DeSousa October 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new project that is all about my family. Once in a while I like to create covers for my albums, and the newest word cut files from JustNick studio were perfect to create a new cover.
I wanted to frame the cover page, so i used the Floral Corner cut file to create the floral frame for the page. I copy and rotated the file so that i had a piece on each corner and weld them all together.
I cut the frame out of smooth white cardstock and attached it to the background using a bit of foam adhesive so that it gives dimension to the page.
To create the title of the page i used the Story cut file to create the "Our Story" cut out from white cardstock. Each letter was then backed with papers from the new Pebbles' This is Family collection.
Once i set the title on the page, i added a picture of my family and added a few clusters of ephemera and stickers around the title and picture. To finish the page, i cut two of the smaller images from the Beautiful Butterflies cut file, glue them together and pop them at the bottom of the page.
I love how this project turned out, and it was so easy to put together using the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files; so make sure to check them all out. Remember to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
Together | Vicki Parker October 3, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki with you again and today I have a layout using the Big Wheel cut file.
It looks like this and can be found in the store here.
I started by using some Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection and backing the circles with spokes with different papers. For the open circles, I decided to paint the cut out with some Shimmerz and add them back into the open circles. I used the same paint to add some colour underneath the large wheels on the cut file.
I popped the cut file up on foam to add some extra dimension before adding a few embellishments around the photo and the circles. I layered the photo with some paper and vellum and finally added an acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
I am so happy with the final layout, I hope you find inspiration from it. Until next time....
Sunny Days | Claudia van Rooijen September 25, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here with you and today I am sharing a layout I created with the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection and the 'Stained Glass Lace' cut file.
The first thing I did after cutting the file was decide which background paper to use with it, I ended up going with this pink striped paper from the Sunny Days collection which I chose because the pattern was not too busy.
I then started working on my layers behind my photo - I decided to make these a bit larger than my photo and kind of tilt them in different angles behind it to make them look just a little more interesting.
I knew I wanted to decorate the circles within the cut file with little elements so the clear sticker sheets from the collection were a good fit for that seeing as they are kind of scaled down and fit perfectly within the circles.
Lastly I added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine to finish up my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself!
Introvert | Majken Pullin September 23, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I'll let you in on a fun serendipity...it's my birthday! So I thought I'd share a little more about myself - I'm an introvert! I think introverts are highly misunderstood, but I think more people than you think fall into this category.
My layout today is super-colorful and fun - a counterbalance to what's often considered "introverted". Take a look!
I decided to put "introvert" front and center on this layout. I used Type It Alpha to weld together the stacked word. Here's a quick tutorial on welding letters if you are interested in the basics, and below is what my final cut file looked like after I arranged the letters so that each layer had at least one overlapping letter on the next layer.
Here are the basic steps how to create these letters:
- Trace the Type It Font and copy the letters you plan to use to a new file space.
- Size them how large you'd like them.
- Since these are solid letters, select the letters and create an offset so you have an outline.
- Arrange your letters so they overlap a bit, at least one on each layer.
- Optional: Copy/paste the unwelded letters over onto the side or a new file so you can use them for cutting the inside of the letters separately if you wish.
- Weld the letters.
For my layout, I used the Simple Stories "Oh Happy Day" - it's such a burst of color and happiness! I cut the phrase outline I created using black cardstock - it makes all those colors pop! After spritzing some black ink spray on white cardstock and letting it dry, I backed my letters with a floral patterned paper from the collection.
I tucked the photo area to the side of the word and used some embellishments and stickers from the collection.
Here's another example of using this fun alphabet cut file, and here is the Type It Alpha:
Have a great day!
Rainbow Bridge | Kelly Barron September 20, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share that is close to my heart. It's certainly easy to document the fun and good times in our lives, but the sad times need to be remembered as well. I lost both of my kitties less than a year apart, and there is certainly a void now in our lives without these two around. The Rainbow Bright cut file is perfect to use for this layout.
Hand stitching is a labor of love and I generally reserve it for my extra special pages. It does take some extra time, but I love the whimsical touch that it adds to the cut file and it is worth it to me.
I backed the cut file with papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I find that when I use multiple patterns with my cut file that I can keep my embellishments to a minimum. This is a great way to stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store and see the new cut files that have been released. They are gorgeous!
AUTUMN LOVE | Nathalie DeSousa September 18, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about those warm cozy feelings Autumn brings along. I usually look forward to Nicole's emails with the new upcoming cut files, so when i saw the new Fall Foliage Background (coming soon to the shop) i just had to use it on a page.
I love Fall colors, so i wanted to highlight them on the page, as the background for the beautiful cut file.
To bring out the details of the cut, i chose to create my own background using VIcki Boutin's Pop Acrylic paints. I simply masked the cardstock and used a flat brush to create the ombre square on the page.
While the background dried i cut two Fall Foliage backgrounds ( to fit the colored square) from white cardstock, glued them together, and then glued them to the background. I made sure some of the leaves were not glued fully together, so that they create interest on the background.
The picture of my babies was converted to black and white and added at the bottom corner of the square. I used one Leafy Floral cut out to decorate the bottom of the picture along with a few phrase stickers. Then for the title, i used a combination of alphas and the word "Love" - this was created using the Love 1 cut file from kraft paper-.
I love how this turned out, the boldness of the background creates the perfect canvas for the cut file and makes everything on the page pop. Remember to check these JustNIck cut files and all the new files that are revealed each week.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Happy memories | Anna Blades September 16, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today sharing a layout with some floral cut files. Fall is almost here, so I was inspired to use the Fall frame cut file. I cut it a little smaller than my background and added foam underneath to give it some dimension.
The background paper and all the embellishments are from the "Just a little lovely" collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the sotre to find a lot of amazing floral cut files.
Have a great week!
Happy Day | Claudia van Rooijen September 11, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! It's Claudia here and today I am sharing a layout I created using the 'Happy' cut file and the gorgeous 'Just A Little Lovely' collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
One of the things I love most about this type of cutfile is that it can be both a title and background element. They are also great to use up some of your scraps.
The first thing I did was back the letters with some papers that I took out of the 6x6 paper pad.
Then I put some of the floral die cuts behind the letters to make the whole thing come together.
I love the mixed embellishment pack in the collection so I made sure to use those on the layout as well - I truly adore those gold glittered enamel dots!
Lastly I added some strips of patterned paper at the top of the layout, these are from the 6x6 paper pad since I really liked the scaled down version. It was also a nice addition because they feature all the colors in the collection!
Thank you so much for joining me - I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start crafting yourself! Have lovely day!
This Moment | Kelly Barron September 9, 2019 07:00
Hey friends! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using two cut files from the store. This week we are continuing to focus on using words on our projects. There are some great files to choose from in the store and I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like for your project.
I used Felicity Jane papers and embellishments to create this layout. I did add some foam underneath the title to give it a bit of dimension.
Since my title contained several different patterns, I backed the florals with vellum.
The leaves of the cut file are dainty so I added just a tiny bit of wet adhesive to glue them down. I don't mind that they are not 100% stuck to the page because it adds a bit of dimension to the page. The layout will be protected in a page protector so I don't worry about them getting messed up.
I love how this layout came together. Using a word file not only helped me create a beautiful layout, but it was a great starting point for my journaling. Be sure and check out the Just Nick store for more great words to use on your projects.
Bloom | Majken Pullin September 7, 2019 07:00
Hello lovelies! Welcome to the JustNick Studio blog today - it's Majken here with you. This week's theme is "words". JustNick has so many awesome words to choose from, but I ultimately chose the main word from "Bloom" to be the title of my layout with my lovely daughter when she was about three years old. <3
I got to dip into my new stash of Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans. I love the colors and chose a few pinks and purple papers to back the flowers in the cut file, which I cut with textured white cardstock.
I cut a few leaves from the dark green patterned paper, which you can see peeking out on the right side of the photo. I love to combine cut files with ephemera to add dimension and contrast. I used a blender brush to spread a very light circle of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink around where I planned to put the photo.
I resized the "bloom" word to be about 11" wide so it would serve as the "anchor" to the layout. I also offset "bloom" so I could cut a mat slightly larger to help emphasize the title. I used 3D foam tape to pop the title up as well.
Here is a look at the gorgeous Bloom cut file:
See you soon!
Three | Anna Blades September 6, 2019 07:00
Anna with you today! This week's theme is "Words", and I made this very special layout to celebrate the third bithday of my little one.
For my main title, I used the Age is a number cut file, but instead of backing it, I made a shaker. I cut the word "three" twice in foam with my deep cut blade, and then I cut it out of pink cardstock and acetate. Next, I put some sequins in it and adhered everything to the background.
I also added the "yay!" from Card Sentiments 1 because, you know... it's a party! ;)
Finally, I used the Basic Banner cut file for the top of my layout, which I sewed with my sewing machine.
To decorate the page, I used the element sticker page from the "Happy Birthday" collection by Echo Park.
That's it from me... I hope you liked this project. Be sure to check out the new cut files every week! They're all amazing!
See you soon!!
Grateful / Sarah Bargo September 3, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah B. here to show you a cute thing you can do to your large word titles! On my layout I used the Card Sentiments cut files :)
I love using large word titles on my pages, so I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up! One of the ways I love to do this is to add some leaves to the word, kind of making it look like they're coming out of the end of the letter!
Just something fun you can do with all of those little leaf stickers you have hangin out on your sticker sheet :) This is a pic of my cute parents, I am so grateful for them! They have done so much for our family I just felt like dedicating a page to them, love them!
Flags just make everything happy :)
Well thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you get some time to be creative today! Have a beautiful day! xoxo
Super | Kelly Barron August 29, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Outline Alpha.
To create the background, I first applied a thin coat of gesso to watercolor paper. I then sprayed various colors of spray mist, added more water, and then turned the paper to allow the colors to blend and create this watercolor effect.
This alpha cut file is perfect to use when you need to create your own title. If you have never done this before with your Silhouette software, don't let it intimidate you at all! First, select the letters that you want to use for your title and erase the others off your workspace. Second, group each individual letter that you will use for your title. Next, highlight each individual letter and make it a compound path. Finally overlap the letters in a way that you like and then weld them all together.
Since the shape is simple and the title is large, I found it easiest to trace around the papers myself and then glue them to the back of the cut file.
I find that when I use busy papers to embellish my cut files that I don't need to use as many embellishments on my layout. A few stickers, epoxy and sequin stars and stitching finish off my layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that you have a great day!
Meet me under the stars | Anna Blades August 26, 2019 07:00
I'm back on the blog today with a very "shiny" layout! And it's really shiny because it has lights! ;)
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the Star Background cut file:
I covered those little stars with vellum and put some led lights behind the layout.
For my title I chose the Meet me under the stars cut file:
Finally added some golden stars and... voilà! Hope you like this project!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!
Bloom With Grace | Claudia van Rooijen August 25, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Crop Circle Background 2 cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.
My plan originally was to mount the circles with some patterned paper but since the circles are so intricate I decided it would be best to just leave them as they are. I am also using two smaller sized photos for this layout which is nice because they are fairly small and they don't cover up the cut file too much.
I then proceeded to embellish the circles with stickers and chipboard pieces to make the layout look just a little bit more interesting.
I used this large die cut piece for my title which worked quite well and was a great way to finish up the layout.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will have a wonderful day!
You Did It, Yes! | Patricia Roebuck August 21, 2019 07:00
JustNick has been coming out with some gorgeous new cut files! I decided to combine a new background and a new flower cut file to create my Traveler's Notebook spread today.
A great way to use Background cut files in your Traveler's Notebook is either to use as is for your entire background or in this case, trim it down and add where you want it! I first started with a solid pattern paper background for my left side. Next, I selected a second pattern paper that would complement and give contrast to my background to use for my two cut files. I used the multi-colored side of the paper (which had florals) for the Basketweave Background 2, trimming it and then stitching it to the top. Then I used the more solid side of that same pattern paper for the Botanical Flower Cluster 1, turning it lengthwise.
The intricate look of both of these cut files were a perfect way to cluster photos and embellishments under and above them. I trimmed the bottom of the pattern paper I used for the cut files to stitch next to the Botanical Flower Cluster 1 to tie it together even more. Keeping the spread light, with a whimsical look, I turned the smaller photo at an angle and stapled it. I kept with this playfulness by adhering my stickers for my title at the bottom in different directions, but used black and white which didn't take away from the spread and also balanced with the black and white on the right side.
For my right side, I used two 3x4 pockets with a photo at the top in black and white. The whitespace on my photo, was another perfect spot to trim and adhere another portion of the Basketweave Background 2, and then layered more embellishment over it.
My bottom 3x4 card was for my journaling with another added embellishment in black and white and stamping the date.
Using cut files, especially background cut files, as is, is always beautiful, but hope this inspires you to try this idea again or try it for the first time for your next project. Really adds texture, color and layers to your spread and your photos!
Remember Today | Majken Pullin August 19, 2019 07:00
Well, hello there again JustNick fans! Majken here back-to-back on the blog this month, and today I'm sharing a layout with a cut file on top of a watercolor mixed media layout. I'm using two fun cut files with hearts: Scribble Hearts and Heart Background 5.
What I love about this Pink Paislee collection Horizon is that it has feminine colors and bolder colors that don't exclude you from using with boys. I snapped this photo of my son and I before we went into the movie theater to see a movie.
To begin the layout, I first matched Distress Inks to the collection, dabbed the ink pads to my mixed media mat, and then just started spreading the colors out randomly with my watercolor pen, blending them together.
After it dried, I ran the page through my Minc machine to flatten the cardstock again. I trimmed it so I could back it onto the pink patterned paper. I distressed the edges and then sewed along the edge after adhering it to the patterned paper.
The Heart Background 5 cut file is great because it has both solid and outline cuts. I backed some of the outline cuts with patterned paper, and I left some open so that the watercolors could show through.
I cut 3 Scribble Hearts and used 3D foam to pop them up for dimension, creating a visual triangle.
Because of the background and the backed cut file, I purposely didn't use a lot of ephemera. I also used some of the cut hearts from the background as ephemera like the one you see above on the photo.
Here are the cut files used in today's project:
Thanks so much for joining me today - have a super week full of crafty cut file fun!
Sunshine on my Mind | Majken Pullin - combining cut files August 17, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello crafty friends! Majken here with you today, and I think my layout today is the tail end of our Summer/Travel theme projects. I combined two JustNick cut files to create a fun summery layout.
I started with the Sunshade Background and scaled it to 11"x11". Next I opened Sunshine On My Mind and copied the "Sunshine" over to my cut file. I sized the word to fit within the frame and then welded it so the "S" and "E" would be attached to it. Here's what it looked like in Silhouette Studio:
I used the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my project. Isn't the ombre rainbow background paper just beautiful?
I originally was stuck trying to figure out if I should back the letters in "Sunshine" or let the paper show through. Ultimately, I was inspired by my friend Heather to follow the ombre/rainbow colors of the background and back them with matching papers.
To do that, I released the compound path of the letters, then removed the inside part of each letter. And then I spaced them out on my mat so I could cut them all at once on different patterned papers. Here is what that looks like in Silhouette Studio:
I was inspired by the "Sunshine on my Mind" title, so I used some alpha stickers to create the "on my mind".
I also sewed around the frame, and I sprinkled some matching stickers and ephemera along the "Sunshine". I put several matching enamel dots between the sunrays and "sunshine" to match the ombre colors.
Other than my photo area, I left the sunshine rays to stand on their own.
I hope this has inspired you to mix and match your cut files to create unique ones for your projects!
Here are the JustNick Studio cut files I used today:
Thanks so much for joining us today!
DREAM & REST YOUR WINGS / SARAH BARGO August 16, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using 2 different cut files! Today we're going to use the Butterfly, and the Mirrored Florals! This was just a fun eclectic kind of layout, lots of fun shapes and patterns goin on here :)
As soon as I saw these gorgeous floral borders, I knew what I wanted to do with them! I had this cute Pinkfresh Studio paper with all these tabs down the side, so I cut them apart in a few places and then tucked the flowers in there!
Just something different, I love how it turned out! Then I cut the butterfly wing out and put it underneath my photo, sort of showing a "resting" wing. I'm totally just chillaxin in this photo, but I will tell you that this doesn't usually happen lol! I always feel super guilty when I'm laying around, like I'm running out of time or something it's weird.. So I wanted to make a layout to remind myself that it's ok to rest sometimes, it's good for you!
Grrrr sorry I just noticed the cat hair on my layout hahaha! What can I say, Salem obviously doesn't have an issue with napping on my projects (insert eyeroll here..)
So remember! It's ok to crush those dreams, but also make time to rest your wings :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!
Fun In The Sun | Claudia van Rooijen August 14, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Fun in the Sun cut file and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection.
I knew I wanted to cut the cut file out of white cardstock and then mount the letters with some papers. As I went through my stash I came across this gorgeous watercolor paper which was designed by Irit Landgraf and came with an older Hip Kit Club kit. I knew it would be the perfect match since the colors also work quite well with the Sunny Days collection.
This is actually the first layout I created using this collection and I always find it so hard to decide what to use first since there's so much stuff but I knew I had to use that gorgeous floral die cut.
The clear label stickers work really well for layering - I love adding that little bit of extra texture in between my layers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to start creating!
Globe Trotter | Vicki Parker August 13, 2019 07:00
Hi everyone, it's Vicki here today sharing my latest layout with a travel theme.
I had some of the Carta Bella Let's Travel collection and knew it would be perfect for my layout using the fabulous Around the World cut files. I only used two of the tags, the globe and the geo tag, but there is lots of choice here.
I started by enlarging the globe to the full size of a piece of white cardstock and once cut, I chain stitched around the entire shape with blue thread. Now, this did take quite a bit of time, but I really think it was worth it!
I stuck it on an angle onto a piece of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely paper which has a stunning watercolour effect and really makes the globe pop! With the tags I cut also on PinkFresh paper, I backed the words with white cardstock and outlined them in black fineliner pen.
I also outlined the heart on the geo tag and used the cut out heart on the One Canoe Two Saturday Afternoon camera.
The rest of the layout was put together with chipboard elements from Carta Bella and a perfect acrylic title from Bramble Fox.
Thank you so much for looking - I hope it gives you some inspiration on using the Around the World cut file. I will be back later in the month with a rainbow theme layout. Until next time....
Smile | Kelly Barron August 12, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using this gorgeous new Floral Cluster cut file.
I thought that this sweet photo of my daughter and one of her friends would be perfect to use with this cut file.
I chose to back the flowers with solid papers and a subtle print for the leaves.
To add dimension to the cut file, I backed it with craft foam. I love the subtle shadows that it creates on the page.
One of my tricks when working with cut files is to tuck the photo under part of the cut file. To me it helps to bring the page together and makes it more cohesive. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I thought that my cut file did all of the work for me on this layout. I did however add some machine stitching to the sides of the layout, and added a few iridescent sequins around the page.
Be sure and check out the JustNick shop for this gorgeous cut file and many more that were just added to the shop. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Let's go | Anna Blades August 2, 2019 07:00
Anna here with you today! Before I go on vacation I want to show you this layout, wich is a little bit different than the pages I usually do.
These flowers are so fresh and fun, like doodles, and they inspired me to create this project.
I painted them with watercolors, in an abstract way, and hand stitched around the "color block" to give some texture to the page.
I stamped some sentiments with this stamp set, that I think matches so well with the style of the flowers and this kind of "comic look".
Hope you like it!
Enjoy the summer and see you in a few weeks!
EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY / SARAH BARGO August 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps, happy August 1st whhaaattttt?!?!?!?!? I can't believe we're thinking back to school already ohmygosh! But hey, it's still summer so lets soak it up! Something I love about summertime is all of the fantastic stories and memories you make! Seems like there is fun stuff going on all around you! That's why I love this cut file made to stick right into your travelers notebook, it has the perfect phrase!
Isn't it so cute?! I just love it! It was so simple, I just cut it out, trimmed the edges a little, then adhered it onto a bright and tropical-esque floral paper! I wanted to bring out the bright pink flowers in the photo, they were so pretty to walk under!
I just love how the flowers poke through :) and I love the font that the word "summer" is in, so pretty!
I hope you give this cut file a try, it will look so cute paired with your summer memories!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day!
BEACH, SAND AND SUMMER SUNSHINE | Nathalie DeSousa July 30, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that celebrates Summer. With so many beautiful cut files in the JustNick Studio shop, sometimes all it takes is a bit of mixing and matching to bring your ideas to live. This is one of them!
Love a large title layout! To create this page, i reached for the Beach Sand Surf, Sunshine on my Mind and Summer cut files. I played with the words -in the Silhouette software) to create a vertical design that had movement and could be quite colorful.
It all started with adding a bit of mixed media to the background -Vicki Boutin Art Crayon-, while this set, i used the Silhouette Cameo to weld the words in the title and cut it from white cardstock.
I used the machine to also cut the letters to fill the cut out from colorful papers from the Pebbles' Oh Summertime collection. This helped when backing the title.
I added the picture at the bottom of the page, right under the title and used some of the collection's stickers and ephemera pieces to embellish the page
I love how this turned out, all the colors scream summer, and the large title is perfect for the picture of some of my family while in vacation.
Remember to check the JustNick Studio Shop for all these cut files and the many more added weekly. If you have a question on how this came together, please contact me!
Getting Cozy Chilling Here | Patricia Roebuck July 26, 2019 07:00
Isn't it fun to play with the cut files and after finishing one project, it inspires you with another idea of using the same or similar cut files. This Traveler's Notebook spread is a spin off of using the same Graphic Frames I used on my first post this month here, but instead of the Simple Scallop Strips, I used the Borders 1 cut file.
Combining the Borders 1 cut file with a beautiful colorful pattern paper created repetition, texture, and a quick way to fill your Travelers Notebook. I cut two of the Borders 1 styles to spread across my page but instead of going horizontal, I went vertical.
I did a single machine stitching the length of each one, this helped to fold up the sides to create dimension and a great way to add or in this case tuck embellishments under them. I added adhesive just to the center of each border to adhere.
I continued the borders to the right side doing the same technique, but also tucked and adhered a Graphic Frame cut from the same pattern paper partially under them. For this right page, I also added another complementary pattern paper under a smaller piece of white cardstock for my background, adding a straight stitch to each side of my background. All of this creates some nice texture, color, and repetition to the stitching I already have.
Before I adhered everything in place, I sent this through my typewriter to add journaling. Then I tucked more embellishments under my borders, added some stamping and embellishments to finish.
Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy creating!
Happiness | Kelly Barron July 25, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! It's Kelly and today I have a layout to share using the gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file.
I love butterflies and this cut file was perfect to use for this sweet photo of my mom.
The colors of the Horizon collection matched my photo perfectly, so this file was perfect to use many of the different patterned papers.
Stitching is one of my favorite ways to add texture to a layout. I forgot to check my settings on my sewing machine and started to stitch using the zig zag stitch. I embraced the mistake and added a few more zig zag stitches to the butterflies while alternating straight stitching.
This cut file is perfect to showcase your patterned papers and minimize the use of embellishments. It's the perfect way to stretch your supplies. I always run out of my favorite embellishments before I use all of my patterned paper.
The finishing touch for this layout was white splatters. Be sure to stop by the store and check out this gorgeous Butterfly Circle cut file. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!
Sweet Memories / Claudia van Rooijen July 23, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! Claudia here with you and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the lovely Blossom Background 2 cut file and the Shine Bright collection from Pretty Little Studio.
When I saw this cut file for the first time I thought it would look amazing cut with the marble paper from the collection. However due to a mistake on my part with the settings (the Pretty Little Studio papers are quite smooth in comparison to the papers I usually cut), not everything was cut the way it was supposed to be.
Because I didn't want to waste the paper I decided to just use the 'good' parts which is why it looks a little bit different. I really wanted to share it because I think it turned out well regardless of the mishap I experienced at the start.
I used some enamel dots from my stash in the middle of the florals for a pop of color and dimension.
I cut out some gold foiled butterflies from the 3"x4" journaling cards from the collection. For my title I used a mix of die cuts, (alpha) stickers and foam scripted words from my stash.
Make sure to check out the cut file if you haven't done so already;
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you will feel inspired to sit down and create yourself. Have a lovely day!
Happy Days | Majken Pullin - Welding Letters Tutorial & Process Video July 22, 2019 07:00
Hello cut file fans! Majken here with you today, and I hope you are having a great July. Thanks for joining us here on the JustNick blog. My project today actually has four different cut files on it - but I didn't really plan it out that way...it just happened! My title uses two alpha cut files that I welded for a fun look - I have a quick tutorial below. And I have a video as well towards the bottom of this post, so have a look! Here's my layout:
If you aren't familiar with welding, here's a quick tutorial.
First, make sure each letter is its own compound path (select the letter, right click, and choose "make compound path"). Next, layer each letter where you want it to be.
Choose all the letters, right click, and then choose "Weld"
Here's what the cut file will look like once the letters are connected by welding:
I love the color palette in this My Mind's Eye "Happy Days" collection! And I liked the title of it so much, I borrowed it for my title. :) I used Outline Alpha for "HAPPY" and Script Alpha 2 for "days". I sewed along the letters in "HAPPY" and used 3d foam squares to pop up "days" for some dimension.
The Borders 1 cut file has a really cute scallop border. I cut out a full 12" strip and cut it to use along the photo and on the top right. You can see it below.
I also popped up the new Leafy Floral cut file - it's so lovely!
Here's a short process video, too!
And here's a look at the cut files I used on today's layout:
Thank you so much for hopping over to view our blog post - I hope I've inspired you to grab some alpha cut files to create your own title! There are so many options to choose from in the JustNick store.
Have a super week.
Making Waves / Sarah Bargo July 16, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Sarah here today sharing a fun little layout with you! I wanted to show you something fun you can do with the Waves Border 2 cut file!
Curly Q waves are one of my favorite shapes, I just love them! So when I saw these in the shop you can bet I was super excited to play with them!
My favorite thing to do with cut files is using watercolor paints on them, and I wanted these to be kinda dreamy and pretty so I used 2 different pinks and a pretty periwinkle color...
Then to give the layout a rather eclectic feel, I cut one strip of the waves out of a map patterned paper, just to switch things up a bit.. just have fun, no over thinking! :)
I adored working with these waves so I hope you'll give them a whirl!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely & creative day! xoxo
Right now | Anna Blades July 15, 2019 07:00
Hi crafty friends!
Anna here with you today! Sometimes you don't need that much to create a pretty layout. Sometimes it's ok to keep it simple, to just enjoy the process and to not overthink it. Cut files can help you a lot, especially when they're are as inspiring as Nicole's cut files.
When I saw this one, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of my page. Just two words, but the different fonts make it so fresh and fun.
I wanted it to really stand out, so I painted the background with black chalk paint, using a dry brush. You can see the paper texture... it's a very cool effect!
Some mustard yellow notes and a few black splats gives an informal look to the page. I usually don't add journaling to my layouts, but this time I did it. And if you're wondering, I wrote it in catalan ;)
Thank you so much for joining me today, see you soon!!
Dream Big / Claudia van Rooijen July 13, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone! Thanks for having me today. My name is Claudia van Rooijen and today I am sharing my first layout since joining the JustNick design team which I am incredibly excited about! I'm 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have always loved being creative and in my free time whenever I'm not scrapping or gaming I love designing (scrapbooking collections). I also enjoy traveling with my boyfriend (who lives in Denmark so I don't see him that often), going for runs or bike rides.
I first started scrapping in 2005 after my mom introduced me to it but fully got into it in 2013. Last year I finally took the step to purchase a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad that I did - I feel like it has made all the difference and I'm so happy that I can finally use all these pretty cut files on my projects!
For my first layout here I am using the gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from several years ago.
I cut out a few florals from one of the papers in the collection to tuck in between my layers.
I thought it would be a fun idea to 'decorate' the middle part of the florals so I added some chipboard stickers and wood buttons. I always love using a lot of different textures on my pages to create more interest and dimension.
Whenever I'm scrapping I always like to add layers behind my photo, 99% of the time one of the layers will be vellum/acetate because I just love the way it looks!
For my title I used these thickers from an old Dear Lizzy collection to add some more black to the page to tie in with my black and white photos.
Do you use newer collections when scrapping or are you trying to use up your stash?
I really hope you enjoyed this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating! Thank you for joing me and I wish you a lovely day.
Softball Mom | Kelly Barron July 5, 2019 07:00
Hello friends! My name is Kelly and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team. I'd love to tell you a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend and we will celebrate 21 years this month. My son is home after his first year in college, and my daughter is a rising senior in high school. She plays travel softball and I stay busy being her chauffeur and bank! I have been scrapping almost 20 years and my favorite photos to document are every day moments.
For this layout I used the Love Links cut file. Hearts are some of my favorite images to work with because I find them so versatile.
I lightly traced around the edges of the hearts and then fussy cut patterned papers. It would have been easier for me to have offset the inside of the hearts and then cut them out with my silhouette, but I like to see how the papers look together before I commit to their place.
Hand stitching cut files is also a favorite technique that I use frequently. Yes it does take time but I find the process therapeutic and I love to watch it come together.
I hope that this layout inspires you to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Follow your dreams | Anna Blades July 3, 2019 07:00
I'm so excited to be sharing with you today my very first project as part of the Justnick Design Team for 2019-2020!
My name is Anna and I live in Sabadell (a city near Barcelona) with my husband and my two daughters: Clàudia (6) and Abril (3). You'll see them on almost 99% of my projects ;)
When Nicole asked me to join the team I was beyond happy, because her designs are so inspiring and the rest of the girls of the team are so very talented!
For today I made an "about me" page, so let's talk a little bit about me. I'm 38 years old and I've always been a crafty girl. I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago and it became an important part of my life. I need to create and I'm always thinking about new projects. My style is CAS, I love soft colors (especially pink, white and gold) and layouts are my favorite type of project.
For this page I used these cut files:
As well as the "Emerson Lane" collection by Heidi Swapp.
As you can see, I cut it twice, backed the first one and then raised the second one on top with foam pads, to create lots of dimension.
I painted the flowers with Nuvo embellishment mousse using it as a watercolor.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Hope you like this layout and it gives to you some inspiration!!
See you soon!!
Selfie Captured | Majken Pullin - Using a Cut File Stencil July 2, 2019 07:00
Hello, hello JustNick fans,,,welcome to July! Majken here with you today, and I'm so very excited to share that I'm on the JustNick design team a 2nd term. For the first part of July, we are sharing layouts about us (you can see my layout from last year here). One of my favorite things to do (besides scrapbooking & papercrafting of course!) is watch baseball. I live in Houston, so I'm all about the Houston Astros. Sometimes, I even turn my old iPhone into a mini television and watch them while I craft (in my selfie in today's layout you can see an Astros game on my iPhone in the background). :) You gotta love technology when it makes things easier, right?
Here is my layout:
To create my background, I first cut out the Hexagon Background cut file using Silhouette stencil material. It has temporary adhesive on the background which keeps it in place for doing mixed media. You can use most any cut file this way, but it's especially nice for backgrounds.
I used Distress Oxide Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, & Seedless Preserves) and sponges, but you could use any medium to create a stencil background.
I wasn't sure at this part of my project where my photo was going to go, so I covered the full area around the Hexagon Background stencil. It is very satisfying to gently pull the stencil up once you're done with your background! I spritzed water droplets over my background to get the fun effect from these inks.
My layout was still coming together when I created the background. I knew I wanted to use colors to match the Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans collection Horizon, but that was about it. I trimmed my background to about 10x10 when I realized I wanted to use the rainbow rays paper behind it. I trimmed the octagon from the center of that paper first to use behind my photo somehow.
I distressed the edges of the stencil background and sewed along the edges for some additional texture.
I also cut the words from Capture This three times each from textured cardstock and glued them together to create dimension for my title.
I tucked ephemera and stickers around the photo area, including a journaling tag.
And I sprinkled clear enamel dots around the layout to emphasize and contrast against the water droplets in the Distress Oxide ink.
Here are the cut files I used:
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope this tutorial has inspired you to use your cut files to create fun mixed media backgrounds. Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media!
Have a super July!
Blushing Bride July 1, 2019 07:00
Hey there paper peeps! Thank you so much for having me today, Sarah Bargo here and this is my first post as a brand new design team member woohoo! One day I told someone that my Silhouette Cameo had been sitting in it's box for over a year because I was scared of it lol... and she said "ummm Sarah you HAVE to start using cut files, it will change the way you scrap!" Well she was right, it totally has! So you could say that I am so excited to be here today in cut file heaven!
Now that I look back I think I have always been artsy fartsy growing up, but I've been a hard core scrapper since 1999, and haven't looked back since! I live in a small Illinois town, work full time, and have 2 amazing boys that are my whole world! Oh there's also this little furball cat named Salem that just looooves to "organize" my scrap room while I'm sleeping... but I let it slide because he's super cute and wears a tuxedo and mittens..
Life has been kinda tricky for me these past few months, but God has given me a good life and He always carries me through the storm, so I can't complain! ;)
For my first project, I created a shabby layout using the gorgeous Rose Cluster cut file! I love it so much I just thought it was so lovely!
This is my beautiful niece on her wedding day..
I used some pretty watercolor paints on it to add some color, that's one of my favorite techniques to use with cut files! Especially beautiful flowers!
Just a fun girly eclectic page, I love pastels! Look at the beautiful details of this cut file!
Just gorgeous! What is your favorite technique to use while playing with your cut files? Here's the link in case you'd like to play with this one!
Thanks again so much for having me and for stopping in! Have a beautiful day!
Nana | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 28, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it.
I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring. I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from my older 6x6 paper pads.
I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.
I just love how this layout turned out!
Here are the cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
Happiness | Rachel Lowe June 25, 2019 07:00
Well today I have my last DT share as part of the Justnick team. I have had a wonderful two years creating for Justnick and have LOVED using the stunning cut files.
I have used one of the new releases, the fab Butterfly Circle.
I have used Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I sized the Butterfly Circle to just under 12x12 inches. I then chose three colours to back the individual butterflies in the circle. I used the release compound pathway function and then dragged out the pieces I needed to cut, with this method you can back the smallest of pieces with precision or use many different papers to back your cut files.
I added machine stitching to the centre of each butterfly and finished off with a enamel butterfly (from the Horizon collection). I also added a row of machine stitching around the circle to add more texture.
I added my photo with foam tape, I used a die cut frame from the collection knowing I wanted to tuck embellishments under it. I then set about creating embellishment clusters around my photo.
I created two floral clusters to each side of my photo/frame. I created sub titles by adding sentiments on the floral clusters.
I added some small flower die cuts to a larger sized heart and added to the bottom of my photo/frame with foam tape. As you can see this layout has lots of height and dimension.
I added my large title bending it slightly to follow my circle.
I have had a wonderful creative time on the justnick DT and know that I will continue to use the fab cut files on my layouts. Thank you so much for your support and I hope that I inspired you in some way over the last two years.
Fun Selfie Moment | Majken Pullin June 19, 2019 07:00
Hello crafters! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a fun background cut file along with 3 others to create a title. I'm not the best person at taking selfies, but my kiddos were with me on the floor about eight years ago, and we were playing when the opportunity arose. I captured their personalities and treasure these photos. <3
I took the rainbow striped patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection to cut the Heart Strings Background. I LOVE how the strings look like colorful rainbow waves!
I cut the Heart Strings Background at approximately 11" so I could frame it with white textured cardstock and one of the other patterned papers from Kaleidoscope. I ended up sewing around the background for some additional texture.
I wanted my two 2x3 photos on the right to avoid covering as many of those cute hearts as possible! And I knew my title would go on the left. I started browsing the JustNick store for various words to see what would work well.
I cut the title using the same patterned paper I used to frame the layout because purple is happy. :) And I raised the title with 3D Foam Squares for more dimension.
What's really great about digital cut files is you can size them to match your project! #winning
I added the embellishments of stickers and Thickers last among the heart strings background cut file. All the Hearts!
And then journaling below one photo between two heart strings!
I hope my colorful project inspires you to use cut files with patterned paper in fun ways (like this rainbow!) as well as combine many words to create a fun, mixed-font title.
Have a super, colorful week!
Happy Day | Rachel Lowe June 14, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hi all Rachel here! Today I have a summer layout for you using one of the new releases.
I have used the new collection by Pebbles Inc Oh SummerTime.
I cut the Sunshine background cut file in a yellow embossed paper, added foam tape to the three middle rays to create a 3d effect. I chose a great photo of my boys att the beach about to go for a surf.
I made my first embellishment cluster 'framing' my photo, as you can see I added another ball die cut and added with foam tape over the larger die cut one, with the flip flops I added and summer flower die cut with foam tape and also my title Happy Day.
I added a floral bunch to the top left of my photo and finished off adding a super cute parrot and heart on the opposite side.
I used the reef and crab die cuts to create another embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my page. To create the effect of a ocean I added sequins.
I love how this turned out, using the Sunshine Shade background and putting my photo over it really made my photo a focal point, it totally says summer! Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you later in the month with my last DT layout for Justnick Studio after a wonderful two years on the team.
Myrtle Beach | Marcia Dehn-Nix June 10, 2019 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studios friends!
Marcia here today. I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise.
I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.
It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.
The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
Happy Beautiful Smile | Majken Pullin June 5, 2019 07:00
Hello everyone and happy June! Majken here with you today sharing a layout using a couple of the newer cut files in the store. I live in the Houston area, and we don't get a lengthy spring - it tends to jump from winter, to a couple of weeks of spring, then right into summer! But with these new Blossom files, I feel I can extend spring in a different way.
I first cut out the Blossom Background in white textured cardstock and then tested it over different backgrounds before settling on the blue watercolor paper - it's gorgeous!
But I wanted some contrast between the cut file and the background, so I chose one of the colorful papers to cut the outline of the background cutfile by opening the .svg file, releasing the compound path, and ungrouping the background from the cut file. Then I chose to "Cut Edge" on the file.
I layered this cut underneath the white background cut file then put over the blue watercolor paper.
I then cut five blossoms out separately and layered over the cut file to create more dimension.
Here are some close ups!
I added a title from the ephemera, some buttons for the center of some flowers, and stickers.
SWEET LIFE | Nathalie DeSousa June 4, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is fitting for the Spring season. I love combining Mixed Media and cut files to create my pages, and JustNick Studio cut files are always the perfect complement to my colorful messes.
For this page, i chose to mix a bit of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media (art crayons) with the new Floral Sprig cut file to create the background for the page. I welded the image three times and cut it from white cardstock so that they cascade from the corner of the page.
I love the soft look of the white cut out on top of the mixed media background, and really this takes care of a large part of the page. So i nestled the picture at the end of the cut out and just added a few embellishments from different collections -I went through my stash and pulled embellishments that matched the colors-.
To create the title of this page, i wanted something really soft, so, i pulled the Girl Power cut file and welded on of its word to another from the This is Life cut file. The title was cut three times from white cardstock and once from gold glitter paper. These were stacked together, so that the gold paper is the top one on the cut out.
I really enjoyed putting this together, and it was so easy to do with just a few supplies. There are so many possibilities when you combine mixed media and cutfiles, and there are so many to choose from in the JustNick Studio shop.
As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
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