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Bring on Summer | Monique Liedtke August 07, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique again with another Summer layout using the "Bring on Summer" cut files and the Sunshine & Happiness collection from Simple Stories. We have been having a couple of exceptionally warm and dry weeks here in The Netherlands and that called for lots of ice cream eating!

Here's a layout I made using a photo of the boys and I having an ice cream on our walk through the city centre here in Delft. There's this lovely Italian ice cream shop in the market square where we love to try all the different flavors they sell (which are many!).

I just love all the different cut files in the "Bring on Summer" set and used both the sun, the ice cream and the words.

Bring on Summer

The reason I chose this cut file set was the ice cream cut file of course. I cut the cone once, but the ice cream ball three times. I placed the ice cream balls on top of each other and machine stitched them together: 

Next I cut out the sun, adhered this behind the ice cream and stitched between the rays:

I matted the photo and adhered it on top of the ice cream. I cut out the title "Bring on Summer" and stapled it on top of the ice cream & photo: 

I decorated the rest of the layout with lots of die-cuts, chipboard shapes, stickers and stamps and wrote a bit of journaling in the bottom right corner and was done! 

I had so much fun creating this, hope you like it too!

Thank you so much for stopping by! And if you're looking for this cut file or for other summer cut files then please hop over to the JustNick shop! 

Have a great day!


By the Sea | Niki Rowland July 23, 2018 07:00

Hey there Just Nick fans, Niki back with you today and today I've used the 'By the Sea' cut file from the store to document my daughter's trip to the sea with her school friends. I love this picture of them with their dresses all tucked into their underwear, soooo cute (I wonder what age you need to stop doing that?)
I've used the sun, shells and 'by the sea' words from the By the Sea cut file. I arranged the different elements onto a white background and sent it to cut. Rather than the individual pieces I wanted to use the whole sheet as a background.
Once cut I backfilled the sun with yellow paper, the shells with a few different papers and the 'by the sea' words with blue paper. I trimmed down the background and mounted it onto a paper that reminded me of the sea.
Once backfilled, I then stuck back in place all the little bits from the letters and the sand dollar shell - this is a great little tip to keep the cut files looking how they were intended to look.
I then added my photo on the left side along with loads of embellishments which I love to pile on. I added lots of little details along the bottom too where the words and shells are.
I then added these acrylic words by a UK company called Bramblefox as they were TOTALLY perfect for this layout. I don't have many sea photos so just had to get these used here.
I balanced out the large photo cluster on the left with a smaller embellishment cluster on the right. I've mostly used one of last year's collections for this layout (Carousel by Maggie Holmes) so it feels great to use up some older stash too.
Thank you so much for joining me today with this very summery layout, happy scrapping xx

One Hot Mess | Niki Rowland July 11, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! I'm Niki (@nikiclaire on Instagram) and I'm delighted to be back on the Just Nick team for another year.
I live in the UK with my husband and two children, Sophie aged 7 and Max aged 5 who are often the subject of my scrapbook layouts. I'm also due to have another baby, a boy, in 5 weeks time who will also, no doubt, be documented in great detail on my layouts too :)
I scrapbook nearly every day and love to use large bold elements on my layouts. I love bright colours and love to pile on the embellishments to create an interesting and dimensional look. I'm never fussy about what products I use and love to be challenged and the more random the better!
For this layout I decided to document the heat wave we are having in the UK at the moment - this is quite a rare occurance and at 32 weeks pregnant (when the photo was taken), I'm struggling a bit to cope with the heat and it just feels like it is never going to end! We aren't used to super hot temperatures in the UK so don't have any air conditioning so at the moment I really am one hot mess!!!
I used the swirly sun from the Summer cut file which I cut really big from white card. I then mounted this, raised up on foam pads, onto a patterned paper background - something that is a little out of my comfort zone as I usually go for white backgrounds.
The swirly sun was acts as the background to my layout and I then built a photo cluster on top over to the left side. I added chipboard triangles in between each of the sunrays for extra effect.
I added my title and another embellishment cluster on the right side to balance out the photo cluster and handwrote my journaling around the middle swirly part of the sun cut file.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed meeting me and seeing my layout. Happy scrapping xx

You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


Hello Summer | Jen McMurtrey June 05, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

With school letting out this week for my kids, it only seemed appropriate to do a project about summer. For this layout, I chose the Summer cut file and used some of my Crate Paper stash that I have been holding onto for far too long.

To begin, I isolated the "Summer" sentiment and cut it using the same flower patterned paper as the background. I then backed it with the wood grain paper and adhered it to the right side of the layout.

The puffy "hello" and chipboard border were added to complete the title.

I stuck with one photo and embellished using a bow, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers. The date was typed on a tag that I cut down to size.

Last were some paint splatter and puffy star stickers.

Thank you so much for visiting today. This fun file and many others are available in the JustNick Shop. Be sure to visit the blog daily for loads of inspiration from the design team.


Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


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!

 

 

 


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


Summer | Michelle Whorwood August 12, 2017 07:00

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

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


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

Here are some close ups:

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


Hello Summer Mini Album | Jennifer McMurtrey July 22, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a 4 x 6 summer-themed mini album created using several - okay, make that a lot of - designs from the Just Nick Cut File Store and a mix of collections from Simple Stories.

First is the cover - this was created using a photo overlay with alphabet stickers stitched on for the title. For a bit of texture and color, I added a strip of t-shirt and a piece of ribbon from my stash. 

The second page is one of my favorites - it uses the Sunray Background cut file, which I sized down before cutting on my Silhouette.

Prior to cutting the Sunray Background in half, I machine stitched each of the rays and around the sun. Next, cut the sun in half, put both sides together, and sewed along the edge to create a pocket. I then used a journaling card to jot down some memories and placed it inside the pocket.

The next page uses the Summer Words and Beach Umbrella Background cut files that are attached to a 4 x 6 piece of patterned paper.

Up next are a couple of smaller photos on one page with more stitched cut files on the opposite side using the Summer, Summer Fun, and Beach Umbrella Background files. It is hard to see in the photo, but I cut a palm tree using another acetate photo overlay and it is behind the sun.

My idea for this album began with the File Folders cut file which this page uses. Here, I have added several more photos with die cuts, stickers, and the beach ball from Summer Fun.

Two more pages follow that use more patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts with stitching.

 

Here is another photo and several cuts from Summer Words, Summer Fun, and the File Folders cut files.

Thanks for making it this far . . . we are almost to the end.

This page has more machine stitching with stickers and die cuts the "fun" from Summer tucked behind the photo.

Here is another photo on the left with the On an Adventure cut file stitched to a piece of vellum. 

Here I machine stitched a portion of the Wave Border 2 file on a 4 x 4 piece of patterned paper.

Just inside the back cover I used more of the Wave Border 2 behind my photo, which is attached to another 4 x 6 folder from File Folders.

Last is the back cover, which uses a 4 x 6 patterned paper and a photo overlay for added protection.

Thank you for sticking with me to end of this very long post. Please be sure to visit the JustNick blog daily for tons of inspiration from the design team.


Summer | Niki Rowland July 21, 2017 07:00

Hi! Niki back with you today with another bright and summery layout I've created using the 'Summer' cut file from the store.
For my layout I have used the SUMMER word file but was also totally inspired by the Sunshine sun-burst file within this set too. Instead of cutting it, I drew a sunburst onto my white card and coloured it in using yellow and orange water colour paint. This ended up being the basis of my layout.
I cut the word SUMMER on my Silhouette from white card, and backfilled it with as many bright, bold and busy patterns as I could - I do love a bright layout!
I have put together a process video which shows how I made it,
please go ahead and watch below
I added flicks of water colour paint to my starburst and once dry, added faux stitching with a grey pen. I had two reasons for this - first, that the starburst looked like it needed a little extra definition, and second, that my pencil lines were really showing through the yellow paint!
I raised my title on foam pads and used stickers from the Summer Dreams sticker sheet to add embellishments to my layout. I also used a number of other embellishments including washi tape stickers, chipboard words and phrases, sequins and enamel dots.
I'm really happy with how my layout turned out. Some of my favourite cut files to use are open-alphabet fonts so the word SUMMER from the Summer cut file set was perfect for me.
Happy scrapping xx
Instagram: @nikiclaire

Last Summer Weekend | Audrey Yeager June 30, 2017 11:35

Hey everyone, Audrey here with a fun summer project  using the Sunburst Background 2 cut file

I love the shape of the sunburst as used that at the top of my page!

Here are some close ups:

 

Look how pretty the sunburst looks tucked behind a photo:

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!

 

Audrey


Let's Go March 20, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday scrappers! Nicole here with a fun summer layout... I don't know about you, but it's been a crazy winter in Maryland! Last month, when I created this layout, it was in the 60's all weekend. On the 20th of February! Naturally, I was in the mood to scrap a summer layout. LOL.

I used three different cut files and Simple Stories' You  are here collection for this layout (Arrows 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days). I also used some of my Altenew stamps to create a fun geometric flower and a smaller flower to add to the "relax" die cut circle. 

Here are a few closer photos of my layout. I love all the layering on this layout! 

Products Used: Patterned Paper, Stickers: Chipboard Frame: Enamel Dots, Clear Stickers: Die-cuts: Simple Stories, Stamps: Altenew, Digital Cutfiles: Just Nick Studio (Arrow 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days).

Thank you for visiting today!

 


Summer Lovin August 29, 2016 06:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne on the blog today sharing a "quilt inspired" layout that I created.

I used the pineapple and lemon wedge cut files from the Summer Fun cut files set and also the black card stock title was created with the Summer Lovin cut files set.  

Cut Files Used

Summer Fun

Summer Lovin

If you are interested, you can find a full step by step process tutorial on my personal blog here. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the awesome cut files in the Just Nick shop.  


Let's Go Play - JustNick & Jillibean Soup Team Up! August 26, 2016 07:00 5 Comments

Hey everyone it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout, this time using the amazing JustNick Studio cut files and products from Jillibean Soup

 

I love this team up and had so much fun creating a cute layout using the Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley collection and the Scallop cut file!  The Mushroom Medley collection has so many cute and fun elements, it's perfect for outdoor layouts, seasonal layouts, or any type of layout actually!  I loved the masculine colours in the collection and I decided I back one of Nicole's cut files with as many patterned papers as I could!

   I used a fun picture of my youngest as I found it really matched well with the collection.  I scoured over all the cut files in the shop and I eventually decided I wanted to do a scallop background.  I know many would consider scallops to be a bit girly but I loved how they added a feeling of motion to the layout, and since that was what I was trying to get across they went perfectly!  I also have a process video so don't forget to check that out to see how I made my layout!

https://youtu.be/YrkDBbxp74o

 

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!  Feel free to leave comments on the Jillibean Soup blog as well!

 


No Rain No Rainbows August 09, 2016 05:46

Hey everyone, it's Cathy, and I'm back with another layout!  This time I decided to use two cut files for my layout, the first one is No Rain No Rainbows, and the second is the Confetti background.  I wanted to created a rainfall effect on my background and the Confetti background did the job perfectly!  I backed the cut file with a piece of multi-colour paper and I really love the effect.  It almost looks like a shower of jellybeans!  For my title I used the Rainbow cut file and painted it a variety of colours using my watercolours.  I then added white and black splatters and outlined the file to really make it pop off the page!  I kept the embellishments minimal since I didn't want to compete with my awesome title and rain effect!  I love how bright and cheery this layout turned out and I am super excited to see what other cut file combinations I can come up with using the Just Nick files!  Have an awesome day!

Here are the cut files used for this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Cool Summer Lovin' April 22, 2016 07:39

Happy Friday!!!   Today I am sharing with you a fun summer page using the "UPC" cut file from the store!  I just LOVE this file....there are so many possibilities!  Make it big...make it small....layer things in the strips....
https://justnick.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/upc-background
I used a lot of things from my stash paired with some of the new Dear Lizzy Happy Place on this page.    
I layered the UPC cut file to the left of the page, and the strips were the perfect size to stamp some summer sentiments with my roller stamp.
The bubbles were fun to fussy cut from paper!  I also added some stitching the help ground everything together.
And some fun die cuts and 3x4 cards layered together can make a simple title!
Thanks for stopping by today!

You can find us at the POOL August 07, 2015 07:00

Happy Friday!  It's Jaclyn here today, to round out the last of the summer-y themed projects on the blog this week. 

Summer for me and my kiddos means countless hours at the local community pool, so it was an obvious choice for me to scrap some of those memories.  I've been eyeing the Marquee Alpha for awhile.  Once I saw Nicole's page that she shared on the blog on Monday, I knew I'd need to give it a go! 

It was just the pop I needed to draw some serious attention to my title, amongst a page with lots of photos and lots of journaling. 

Isn't the detail in this font amazing?  Even when it's sized down to just an inch and a quarter high, as I've done for my page title, it still makes a strong impact on the page.

To add even more dimension to these fun title letters I cut one set of each letter from my pattern paper and three additional sets of the title letters from kraft cardstock.  Adhering each of the three kraft layers on top of one another and finishing off each letter with the patterned paper version creates lots of dimension.  In fact, the letters almost feel and look as if they are chipboard, which in this case, coordinated perfectly with the other chipboard elements on the page.

I know you have lots of summer photos and memories to capture! So, what are you waiting for?!  Hop on over to the Just Nick store and show us what you make with them!


I'm All About... August 06, 2015 07:00

Hey, there!  Jennie here today to blast a little bit of summer inspiration your way.  The cut files in the  Just Nick Store are so fun to use -- and the Sunny Days file is no exception!  I've used it before and I couldn't resist using it again to create a page about one of my favorite things - warm days!

I love using the files with patterned papers and the sun + clouds from Sunny Days shows exactly why -- it's just fun!

Don't you agree that the font in the Sunny Days file is awesome?  Have you downloaded this one yet?  What are you waiting for - I'm sure you can find lots of projects to use it on.  Make sure you share with us on the Just Nick Facebook page or tag Just Nick on Instagram so we can see!

Cut files used:

Sunny Days

 


Life is a Beach August 05, 2015 07:00

Ah summer... It's been super hot here in the pacific northwest so, to channel my inner summer card making was quite easy. I love the sun and summer themed cut files in the shop! I used a couple of faves on the following two cards. This first one uses the waves from the Lake Life cut file

I love the doodle look of the waves and decided to cut them out with white cardstock and use a watercolor effect with my inks.

A close up...

 

The second card, I grabbed the adorable sun from the Sunny Days cut file.

Once again, I used white cardstock and then used some yellow mist. Since it's summer and I like to make things sparkle, I added some glimmer mist on top, too. The cloud is from the cut file, as well.

 

SO perfect for cards! 

Thanks for swinging by today! Are you in the process of documenting your Summer memories? Make sure to grab some awesome cut files from the shop!

Cut files used: Lake Life and Sunny Days


Summer Sunburst String Art August 04, 2015 00:00

Summer is wrapping up and that means we have lots of summer pictures to scrap right now!  Christine joining you today and I had a cute picture of my little blondie (my other kiddos are all brunettes) that I wanted to get documented.  So I dove in with some JustNick files and did a one picture layout with some major technique involved: string art and stitching!

 JustNick released this Starburst Background this week and I knew I wanted to use it with a sunshine theme.  But the more I looked at it, it was screaming for stitching and some string art.

I started with the string art.  I punched holes in the two rays that lined up with others.  I then used those as my base for string art.  I went from one ray and skipped over one.  I then did the same thing but skipped two. I did that in between each set of starbursts.  I then punched holes at the tip of each ray and stitched the outline of those and made a few additional connections.  It was not complicated at all.  But it was time consuming.  This is the perfect project to do in front of the tv or when you are a passenger on a long road trip.

I did back each startburst with a yellow or orange patterned paper to play up that sunshine theme and also added coordinating buttons to the ones that showed.  The Summer Words file provided the perfect title and my picture needed just a little bit more so I added some extra paper and stickers.  It didn't need a lot because the background provides that fun eye candy already!

Thanks for joining us today!  Make sure to check back the rest of the week for more summer projects!