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Fall Adventure with Pretty Little Studio October 06, 2016 08:08

Hello everyone!  I am so excited about the team up this week with Pretty Little Studio!  I have used mostly the "Woodland" collection from the PLS store, with a few things from the "Here and There" collection, too.

Because I was going for a fall-like theme, I used a few different cut files on my page:

 

Stems 2

Sights of Fall

 

and Leaves 3

 

I cut out some stems and leaves and layered them behind and on top of my photo:

 

I used a piece of the colored vellum on top of a woodgrain print paper at the top, and used arrow stickers along the edge to emphasize the shape.

The acorns I inked a little bit with brown ink to make the tops a bit darker.

Lots of layers of leaves and stems with some orange fussy cut flowers for some more color:

On the bottom, I cut out some of the label tags and layered a phrase on top, and left some open for journaling.

Thanks for joining us for our PLS team up!  Hope you enjoy all the inspiration this week and check out all the NEW releases coming to PLS and JustNick, too!


Fall details | Stuck?! Sketches Team Up September 19, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hi cut file fans,

Laureen here with you today to share my layout created for the Stuck?! Sketches Team up.

If you decide to play along with the Sketch you get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate - who doesn't love that extra money to spend on some great cut files right?!

Here is the awesome sketch Laura created for us -

 

 

Now - I am not to good using multiple pictures on one page, and so I only used one larger picture and paper instead of two additional photos. After I finished my page I noticed it looks quite similar to Nicoles one - she was a great inspiration ;)

I used the new Leafy Circle Doily and modified it, so I'd have a wreath to layer my picture and papers into. I also added a tiny circle to the bottom right corner to indicate the circle graphic in the sketch.

For added detail I die- cut branches from Stems and Sweater Weather out of patterned paper and vellum and layered those around the page.

 

Here are a few close-ups:

Come back tomorrow to see a different take on the Sketch!

Have a great day,

Laureen

 

Cut files used:

Leafy Circle Doily

Sweater Weather

Stems

 


Autumn came September 10, 2016 07:00

Hi cut file fans -

it's Laureen here with you today and I have a fall layout.

I don't mind it still being 30 degrees here in Germany - that won't stop me starting the crafting for my favorite season - fall! You better prepare yourself for tons of fall layouts, cards and other projects coming your way from my posts for Just Nick.

As you probably already know, us girls were challenged to use at least 3 cut files for out page this week. I managed to use not only 3 but 7 different files. But to be fair - I combined most of them into my selfmade title! I loved the look of the title I made for my Lucky Stars layout - which you can find HERE - and decided to make a title again.

Here is the page I made.

I searched Pinterest for fall quotes and found this one I really liked - Autumn comes with wind & gold - perfect match for my picture of gold fall leaves.

I used two Alphabets to build my title - Simple Set Alphabet and Script Alpha 2 - and started my building my quote. After that was done it was missing some bits and so I pulled one leaf from Leaves 2, the solid stem from Stems and the outline of one leaf from Leaf it to me and added those into the mix. Just weld it all together and you are good to go.

For this layout the new fall collection Warm and Cozy from Jen Hedfield and Pebbles is perfect! I cut my title out of one of the woodgrain papers and Autumn Ring from a different  white woodgrain paper.

Autumn Ring may be one of my new favorite cut files for fall themed layouts - I used a patterned paper behind it and to soften the look of it, added a sheet of vellum on top.

I also cut a few extra stems from Stems and Stems 2 as accents and added those around my page - and easy as that my cut file work was done!

 

Here are a few close-up shots:

Thank you so much for checking out the layout - I truly hope you like it!

Onto the next time -

Laureen

 

Cut files used:

Autumn Ring
Leaf it to me
Leaves 2
Stems
Stems 2
Script Alpha 2
Simple Set Alpha

 


Best friends September 09, 2016 07:00

Hi all. Nicole here with a layout using three cut files and the September Moon Child kit from Clique Kits. For this layout, I decided to use the cut-apart paper along with three different cut files from Just Nick Studio's shop. Normally, I would only use one or two cut files at the most, but if you are looking for ways to stretch your kit, use cut files! I've been wanting to try the Floral Burst Background cut file for sometime now. I really love it.
I used the Open Triangle cut file and the Stems cut file on the journaling card. I decorated the center of the cut file using a chipboard heart and an enamel dot.
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I tucked the Floral Burst Background cut file slightly behind my cluster of journaling cards.

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I used the cut-apart banner flag to help pull my journaling together along with a die cut triangle and some chipboard shapes.

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Thanks for visiting today!


Today Love Blooms April 25, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today. It's Spring and I have been out cleaning out my flower beds to prepare them for planting this year and my husband has already put my water fountain out. He gave me this fountain as an anniversary gift over 15 years ago. I could probably count the material gifts he has given me over the years on one hand, but when he does buy me something, he knows my heart. Keeping this fountain running is a labor of love for him, a gift he continues to give me each year.

That background paper is so beautiful, but I did not want my photos to get lost. Framing them with the Spiral Background cut twice from white cardstock really helps keep them from blending into the background. The spirals are so similar to some of my floral die cuts too.

Some black Stems really pop against all that vivid color.

I used two different cut files to create my title; "Today" from the Today Forever Always cut file, and the "Love" from the Word 3 cut file.

Here are all the cut files I used today.

Thanks for stopping by.


Pinterest inspired cards September 16, 2015 08:00

Hello Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a couple of cards I made inspired by two very different, yet inspiring images I found on pinterest!

Aside from scrapbooking and papercrafting, I also claim cookie decorating as one of my most enjoyed hobbies.  Therefore, I'm often perusing pinterest for creative images and ideas for my next baking project.  I ran across this beautiful array of rainbow colored butterfly cookies on pinterest and fell in love!  I knew this particular cookie design was way beyond my skill set, but since it looked just like the watercolor designs we're often seeing in cardmaking, I saved it.  I just knew it would be the perfect inspiration piece for my next card design.

Ali Bee's Bake Shop: From the vault: Colorful Butterflies:

There was no question that I would use the Butterfly Background cut file, as a starting point for my card.  I ended up sizing the file to 4"x5" and cutting it from Tim Holtz watercolor paper, knowing that I'd want to do a watercolor treatment, as inspired by the original image.  I used a water pen and a stack of my favorite ink pads to create a gradient rainbow effect, from the bottom to the top of my butterfly cut. 

 

Once cut and watercolored, the butterfly piece makes a bold statement all on it's own.  Therefore, I knew I'd want to keep the rest of the card pretty sleek and simple to let the butterflies shine.  I used a white background and added some subtle details including machine stitching and a scattering of bling, again, all in white, to keep the focus on the butterflies.  A bold, black, stamped sentiment ties in the theme of the card and draws your focus to the center.

 

My next inspiration piece was one I discovered as I was searching for wedding themed inspiration.  My cousin will be married next month, and since I can't attend the wedding, I wanted to make an extra special card to send along with her gift.  This papercrafted boutineire caught my eye immediately and brought to mind the Stems for Stephanie cut file in the Just Nick shop.

Accessorize your significant other on your #wedding day with a custom boutonniere. #DIY:

I significantly sized down and cut the Stems for Stephanie florals from a bookprint paper, as inspired by the pinterest image. Layering the florals and topping them each with decorative button centers, make them the star of the card design. 

 

The Stems leaf file is a perfect match to these pretty flowers, too.  I cut the leaves out of varying green papers and tucked them under the edges of the floral cluster.

 

Finally, I looked to the Card Sentiments 1 cut file for the perfect congratulatory greeting.  Cutting the sentiment from gold glittery paper finishes off the sophisticated and elegant feel of this design.

 

The next time you're stuck for inspiration, pinterest is a good place to start and the Just Nick cut file store is sure to have the perfect design to match your inspiration piece!

Cut files used:

Butterfly Background

Stems for Stephanie

Stems

Card Sentiments 1


Love This Moment September 03, 2015 07:00

I love the fact that the JustNick cut files are so versatile.  If you are anything like me, creating summer themed projects in the middle of winter and winter projects in the middle of summer...is how I roll.  I don't like to be restricted and I like to creating whatever theme I feel like doing at anytime of the year.  That's why I love the JustNick cut files...I can use them year round and make them work for any project.  Guiseppa here with you today and I have an adorable layout featuring my beautiful daughter and our cute Rango, the Maltese.

For my title I used the Scripty Phrase cut file.  I love this cut file and I know that I can use it for many more projects.

I also used the Stems and Basic Hearts cut files to embellish.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you haven't played with the JustNick cut files...what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to the JustNick Store and try them out. New cut files are uploaded every week!  Until next time...happy crafting!