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Springy Cards April 19, 2017 09:37
Melissa here with you today and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you a couple of cards. They ooze Spring with some fun, bright colors and, as I sit here typing this, I really need to stare at them longer because it is a dark, drizzly day in the pacific northwest.
Alright, let's not waste any time! Here is card number one
Gah, I just love Nicole's background cut files! I really do find joy in figuring out how to adapt those files to the smaller scale of cards. Sometimes it's super easy and other times, like this one, it gets a little tricky.
I used the Protozoa Background for this card. It already had a thin and lacy feel to it and when I shrunk it down for my card, it was soooooo fragile! But, taking my time to take it off the cut mat was so worth it because I love the fun and playful rhythm it bring to this happy card. Here is a little close up...
Just a little tip... this cut file did not cut out clean. If you look reeeeeally closely, you'll see some little tears and pieces. Sometimes you just have to let it go and embrace the imperfections. :)
Alright, here is the second card..
For this fun card, I used lots of washi tape and another fun background cut file. It was really simple... almost too simple... to put this card together. I grabbed some washi and just laid it on, row and after row. Once the card base was filled, I topped it with this cut file. I did resize the cut file a bit. It originally is circles and I warped it a bit to make ovals.
This card only needed a few embellishments so as not to overwhelm the washi background.
Here is a little close-up
Thank you for joining me today!
Here is a list of the cut files used:
A Day at The Public Market March 25, 2016 07:00
Melissa here with you today and I'm sharing a layout that I've grown quite fond with. I just love Nicole's cut files push me creatively. I'm finding I try new techniques and different ways to layer and it's just so much fun. For this page, I cut out a bunch of the Doodle Flowers and layered and layered and layered and layered.
I used papers from the Finders Keepers collection by Amy Tangerine and I think the colors worked so well with, not only the photo but, also the layering I wanted to do with the flowers.
Have you ever been to the public market in Seattle? It is quite possibly one of my favorite places. I love the vibe! The smells and colors are a photographers dream. I'm not a photographer but it seems easy to get a really cool photo. Check out all those yummy veggies??? I love living relatively close to a place like this!
But, let's get to the cut files I used. These flowers are absolutely fantastic and are so perfect for layering! Here are a few close ups. You may also notice I snuck in a piece of another background cut file. I saved it from another project and I'm glad I did. After spraying it with some orange mist, it added the perfect touch to ground the overall design.
You might wonder how in the world to adhere down some of those narrow parts. Well, I didn't. I just focused on getting the larger parts down and then by tucking them under the photo, I know they are going to stay down. Personally, I love that some of the ends stick up. So much fun dimension!
Now, go grab your cut files and have fun creating!
Chase Your Dreams March 08, 2016 07:00
Melissa here with you today and I'm sharing my page created as part of the team up with Page Maps. I was sent a sketch that had me using three photos. Two were stacked on the left and one was to the right. I chose to use two photos and title card for the other photo spot.
I love using sketches as road maps, especially Page Maps! I've always loved how my projects turn out with Becky's sketches.
Anyway, here is the page I created:
I used two cut files for this page. The first one is a background circle file. I cropped it to make it more narrow. I like the look of the half circles around the edge. I also used the circle with the words 'Just Shine'. I love that sentiment with this page. (Links for cut files are found at bottom of post.)
Here are a few close ups to give more detail of what I did with this clean and simple page...
I hope you have had a chance to see what the team did with the sketches. If not, head over now and view them on the March Page Maps page.
Thanks for swinging by!
Back to school cards! September 08, 2015 11:04
I don't know about you - but I am secretly SUPER happy that my kids are back to school. We had a lot of fun together this summer, but sometimes routine is best :)
I thought I would grab a few designs from the store and make some back to school cards the younger kids teachers.
I used the Plaid background cut from some woodgrain Simple Stories paper for this card. I added a little diecut jewelry tag using the Jewelry Tags cut file. I used some dimensional foam adhesive to the back of the plaid cut file to add a little dimension to the card front.
Next up, I used the Simple Circle background to create this card:
I wanted to use some scraps of paper and this was a perfect cut file to do just that ! I just filled in some holes with a simple 1/2" circle punch and a 6x6 paper pad.
That's it for me! Make sure you stop by all week for more Back to School projects :)
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This Happened August 11, 2015 07:00
Hello JustNick friends!
Marcia here today with a layout to share with you. Recently my husband and I visited the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and were delighted to find that Lego sculpture artist Sean Kenney had numerous works on display. The nature sculptures were all integrated into the beautiful gardens at the Arboretum. When Nicole released the Butterfly Background digital cut file, I knew it would be perfect to go along with the Monarch on a Milkweed Lego sculpture. This week Nicole challenged us to use three different cut files. Here is my layout...
I elongated my butterfly cut file a bit to suit my layout. Aren't those butterflies gorgeous! Here is a closer look...
I also used the Simple Circle Background. It reminded me of Legos, so I knew it would be perfect to add some interest to the background.
My title "This Happened" is from the WORD cut file.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back often as Nicole is constantly adding awesome new files to the store.
New designs in the store NOW! July 18, 2015 09:37
Check out the newest designs loaded into the store today!
And don't forget - you can get this cut file for FREE using the code: lakelife at checkout (offer ends midnight CST on July 31, 2015 - no purchase necessary)