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Beach Babe | Majken Pullin July 8, 2020 07:00
Hello crafty friends...Majken (@chocoscrapaholic) here today to extend our Summer Fun themed projects with you! This one is especially fun because I decided to scrapbook from a past summer vacation. Take a look.
The Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection is so fun, and I cannot get enough of the rainbow ombre background. This time, I used it to back the new Beach Babe cut file (link coming soon!). And then I decided to stitch around each letter to help give the cut file some texture.
Next, I spritzed some Close To My Heart ink (Pacifica and Outdoor Denim) with a bit of water to create drops on my background.
While that dried, I realized I wanted a bottom border to help anchor and balance the title. I found the Wave Border 2 cut file and decided to cut two borders for dimension. I used one border as-is, and then I created a second border by moving the border over and inserting one to weld with it. My second one went off-screen, so I used the knife to trim the edges (you can use the eraser too if you don't have Silhouette Studio Design Edition).
I cut one out in a Faded Jeans Distressed Tim Holtz/Ranger/Coordinations textured cardstock and the other in Close To My Heart Twilight cardstock. I used 3D foam adhesive to pop up the Twilight cardstock.
I tucked my photo behind the top of the title, and then added some chipboard stickers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots.
This layout was so much fun to make! Here are the two cut files used.
What cut file will you use for your next summer fun layout?
Thanks for joining us today!
Summer Layout|Babi Kind June 5, 2020 07:00
It's Babi here. I'm so excited to share with you today my first project for JustNick.
I decided to create a summer layout with Prima Papers and Floral Ring 5 file.
I cut two Floral Ring 5 files on my Silhouette Cameo in white paper to create the centerpiece of my project. Then, I backed the flowers with pattern papers to add more contrast to the page.
I added a black and white photo on one of the wreath and papers from Prima to create the background on the second file.
After, I placed both files together in the center. I love how they match with the background papers.
Next, I added some extra papers, titles and enamel dots making sure not to over decorate the layout, keeping the files and photo as the main focus.
I hope you are getting ready for summer and to create beautiful projects with JusNick files.
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe.
Explore | Monique September 4, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick friends, it's Monique here and I'm so excited that I get to share my latest layout with you. This week we're using "words" from the JustNick store on our projects and I knew straight away which word I wanted to use. I just love those large words where you can fill the separate letters with various patterned papers, so I chose the word "explore", which was added to the store only last month. This cut file fitted the vacation photos I wanted to scrap perfectly!
Here's the layout I created:
My husband and oldest son went to Spain on a one week vacation, just the two of them and had a great time together. When I waved them goodbye I made them promise to take some photos for me to scrap and that's what they did!
And this is the cut file I used: "Explore"
Apart from this cut file I also used the "Summer" cut file:
The word "summer" at the bottom was just perfect to place over the word "Explore".
One of the dilemmas I have when using a large word cut file, is what size photos to use and where to place them. In this case I decided one a vertical photo strip with three small photos. I really love how this turned out!
To scrap my page I used the new "I Heart Travel" collection from Doodlebug Design I had just bought. I really love how I was able to use all the collection's fun patterned papers to fill the letters.
Here are a few close-ups of my layout:
How I love these large word cut files! I hope I've been able to inspire you to give them a try too, if you haven't already done that. Check them out in the JustNick store here.
Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!
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!
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!
YOLO | Monique Liedtke July 17, 2019 07:00
Hello JustNick fans, welcome to the blog! For today's blog post I've created a summer layout using the new "Sunshade Background" cut file and the "Smile" file. I love all the cut files in the JustNick store and always find it hard to choose which ones to use for my next project.
A couple of years ago (was it really already 5 years ago?!) the ice bucket challenge was all the rage and of course my kids had to join in. I didn't mind the wet clothes as I got some fun photos out of it! Here's the layout I created:
I've used the "Oh Summertime" collection from Pebbles which is just perfect for all summer photos and those sweet little boys die-cuts were just what I needed for my layout.
These are the cut files I used:
I started by cutting the Sunshade Background cut file from a sheet of yellow cardstock, measuring a little larger than 11"x 11". This yellow background sun I matted on the Pebbles "Oh Summertime" sheet (the sheet with the text). Behind this came first a sheet of white cardstock and then another sheet of patterned paper: the Pebbles Fresh Picked" sheet (red checkered). For some added texture I machine stitched all the sun rays.
I printed three small photos and adhered two in the bottom left corner and one in the top right corner. The rainbow colored landing strip from one of the sheets of patterned paper I used to fill in the sun rays.
The word "Love", which I cut from the "Smile" cut file, I sprayed with a "citron" color shine spray ink and adhered it partly over the bottom of the top photo:
I added a few die-cuts, stickers and enamel dots:
Last but not least I wrote the journaling in the sun beans and stamped the date and I was done!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project. Don't forget to visit the JustNick store. There are so many fun cut files you can use for your vacation photos!
Wishing you happy scrapping!
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
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.
Stay Unique | Niki Rowland May 31, 2019 07:00Stay Unique layout by Niki Rowland
Sunshine & Happiness | Niki Rowland May 13, 2019 07:30Sunshine & Happiness by Niki Rowland
Hello Today | Monique Liedtke March 26, 2019 07:00
I love to use background cut files and this beautiful daisy background cut file is one my new favorites! I cut it from a smooth white AC cardstock and backed a few of the flowers with some patterned paper. I love to leave a few of the flowers "open" and a few of them with patterned paper behind them.
Here's the layout I created:
and this is the "Daisy Background" cut file I used:
Here are a few close-ups: except for adhering patterned paper behind some of the flowers I also added either a tiny sticker or an enamel dot to the hearts of the flowers.
I used a photo of "my boys" and I from last year's summer vacation. I really how this turned out and hope you like it too!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy crafting!
Bring on Summer | Monique Liedtke August 7, 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.
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
One Hot Mess | Niki Rowland July 11, 2018 07:00
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 5, 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.
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.
Two more pages follow that use more patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts with stitching.
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
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!
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.
Cut Files Used
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!
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 9, 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
You can find us at the POOL August 7, 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 6, 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:
Life is a Beach August 5, 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!
Summer Sunburst String Art August 4, 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!