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Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00
Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free!
I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!
Cherish | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 28, 2018 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today and I think I must have Spring Fever. I feel like it's been forever since I scrapped a really girly layout. Sometimes I just want to scrap pink flowers and yellow butterflies and imagine that Spring is just around the corner, especially when it's snowing outside (again!). I found the pretty Boho Florals 3 and the Stems 5 and created a gorgeous cluster to ground my photo.
To add color behind my white cut files, I watered down some acrylic paint and painted a line of yellow, orange, and pink across my page and then tapped my paper to make the paint run. Then I added a few paint splatters and some stamped butterflies and I had a beautiful background!
To make my flowers and stems more interesting I added sequins to the center of the pink flowers and drew some lines on the leaves with a marker.
The paint and the grey leaf stems help make the white floral cut file pop instead of blending into the background.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
I hope the rest of your week is fabulous! Take care.
So Very Blessed | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 28, 2017 09:31
Hello JustNick Studio friends! For those in the USA, I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving.
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!
Best Mom | Laureen Wagener April 25, 2017 07:00
Hi friends - Laureen back on the blog!
Today I was assigned to create a project inspired by Spring and I immediatly knew which photo to scrap.
It was my birthday on the 16th of April and we went to the zoo where they had beautiful trees in full bloom all over the place and my mom and I took a few pictures standing by one of the trees. So of course it had to be one of those pictures - because trees in bloom are always screaming: IT'S SPRING!
I scrolled through my cut files from Just Nick and found the beautiful Floral Swag cut file and noticed I had never used it before.
I wanted to make this the focal element of my page so I enlarged it as much as possible and cut it out of the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh my Heart paper.
The open space in the cut file was backed with vellum, as I like the softened effect that gives. Now I've been a bad girl and just noticed as I am writing this post, that I used a few additional cut files that aren't for sale yet. You will be able to snag them next month ;)
I adhered a strip of a wooden paper, because the page looked super naked without it. On top I stuck down my cut file element on some foam squares. I really like the effect that gives - as if the picture is peeking out of the florals.
I embellished with a few chipboard flowers and scattered tons of enamel dots around my page. I am really loving that look lately and may be doing that for several new layouts.
I hope you like todays inspiration!
Onto the next time - happy crafting!
Cut files used:
Stems 4 ( coming your way next month - so be on the lookout for that)
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:
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,
Cut files used:
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 -
Cut files used:
Best friends September 09, 2016 07:00
I tucked the Floral Burst Background cut file slightly behind my cluster of journaling cards.
I used the cut-apart banner flag to help pull my journaling together along with a die cut triangle and some chipboard shapes.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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!