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Single Digits on the Double Spread June 25, 2016 07:00

Hey there Just Nick fans! Suzanna dropping in for the last time today to share my version of the free digital file this month. I cut it out twice, each on a full sheet of paper and used the grid background to document my youngest's single digit birthdays with some Simple Stories.

Both pages are backed with an aqua card stock which really emphasizes the digital cut file. I then set about fitting all nine birthday pictures in and lots of embellies to celebrate! I chose to fill most of the cut away squares and used the "open" uncut spaces for my photos.

Here's a better look at just the right hand page;

And the left hand side (or the odd numbered birthdays, I just realized);

And a close up;

What a great week it's been seeing all the different ways to use this FREE (did you hear me?, FREE!!) digital cut file. Be sure to grab it!

Thanks for popping in over the past 6 months to see my work here. Be sure to swing on over to my blog http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/ in the future. Thanks Nicole for creating some great files and the opportunity to work with this talented group of ladies!

Superfecta of Cut Files June 7, 2016 07:00

Hey there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share my latest project with you. This week, Nicole has challenged a few of us on the design team to use four or more of the Just Nick digital cut files on our projects! That's quite the superfecta!! It was a challenge for me but I did just that!

To create the above layout, I used the following 4 digital cut files from Just Nick;

This was a bit of a challenge for me as I like the elements on my layouts to have purpose or meaning. There needs to be some relevance to the story, not just elements thrown on there for the sake of having more. Each of the 4 (or more) cut files needed to be on the layout for a reason.

The Let It Shine Background and the "innards" of Radiate combined to make the sun - easy, no problem there. The new font, Script Font, I used a sketch pen with then cut out the outline of the file with my Silhouette for the title. Then the "today" file folder from the File Folders collection served well as a tie in. As the file is cut from a multi colored patterned paper, it served well to tie the multiple elements and colors together.

I love how the title "sunshine" turned out using a sketch pen and then digitally cutting that file! It took a bit of manipulating to get the individual letters to weld but fortunately Nicole leaves lots of "extra" on the letters. This additional swoosh, allows you to either cut or overlap the swoosh of the letters to create a symmetrical word. I can't wait to do this again and use my watercolors or Gelatos within the pen outline!

Today I challenge you to create a layout using 4 or more Just Nick digital cut files on your next project! Thanks for stopping in today!



Just Nick and Fancy Pants with Suzanna May 23, 2016 07:00

This week we have teamed up with Fancy Pants and are sharing projects that we created using Nicole's amazing cut files with Fancy Pants' bright, colorful Attwell collection.

While there are many more bright, cheery colors in this collection, I stuck with the blues, black and yellow to coordinate with the suits the kids are wearing. I used the yellow for a pop of color to make the picture stand out; there are plenty of elements in the Attwell collection that support that desire!

A couple of weeks ago, the Fancy Filigree background was released. It is such a versatile background! You can use it as a lattice background with the innards removed, as I have done here, or you could fill them with other patterned papers.

Or you could cut a few of the "O" innards from patterned paper and layer them with the "x" remnants of your background cut as I have done here! I love the look that it creates! I scattered a through of them through out the layout.

When it comes to digital cut files are you more of a background cutter or an embellishment cutter? I like both. The collection that I'm using really determines what files work for me more than I have a preference for one or the other.

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to come back every day this week as see what the other talented ladies on the team created with Just Nick cut files and Fancy Pants goodies!


Follow Your Passion May 9, 2016 07:00

Wow! What a great weekend that was celebrating iNSD 2106 and Mothers Day! I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to use the 30% off discount to get some great files from Just Nick to celebrate!

I used two Just Nick files to create the above layout along with some great goodies that Fancy Pants sent some of the team!! Be sure to check in later this month for some great inspiration using Nicole's great files and this collection, Attwell, from Fancy Pants!

My background was created using the Bits & Pieces background file. It's tough to tell that the background shape is a "bits and pieces" heart. I tried to get some of the patchwork squares to stand out by outlining them with pen. The idea is there, it's subtle. I might need to go back and stitch around the heart to make the shape pop a tad... I can't decided whether I want it obvious or subtle. I thought I liked it as is until looking at the pictures online... Hmm.... What are your thoughts?

The striped alpha is the other file I used here. I used some of the puffy letter stickers that come with the Fancy Pants collection to begin the title and then the striped alpha to complete it. As the layout is already rather busy with the colors and patterns, I decided not to back the letters as I had originally intended.

Love those puffy stickers, flair and washi from Fancy Pants! The little bits and pieces from Fancy Pants went very well with the bits and pieces that I used to fill in the digital cut file background with. To fill the background, I ungrouped the overall file and then colored the bits to decided which colors I would use where. Once I decided upon a pleasing presentation I then grouped red in one corner, yellow in another and the feathers in the bottom, left corner. I then put 6x6 pieces of paper on my mat and cut the "innard" bits and pieces. It saved a lot of fussy work to back the main file!


Thanks for stopping in to visit today!

Blooming April 26, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share with you another spring flower layout featuring the Spiral Background file. Yesterday Marcia shared her blooms with the background file and today I happen to be sharing my flowers using the same file.

Just as Marcia did on her layout which you saw yesterday, I used the digital cut file rather large as a background for my layout using white cardstock. The file creates a perfect bed of flowers upon which to house all my other goodies.

As I had pre-cut the file without a specific plan and was away at a crop when this layout was created, I had to use "old fashioned" die cuts for my leaves. Were I home or had I had my Silhouette with me, I would have done just as Marcia did and used the same leaves file. What I love so much about scrapping is that the sky is the limit. Despite the same files and similar themed pictures, our layouts look so different. Neither one of us had any idea the other was using the same file.

I used golden texture paste in, around and behind bits of the digital cut file for some added depth and texture to the page. The way it compliments and brings out the other gold elements on the page worked well.


I had pre-cut the new alpha that Nicole created (I love the alphas! they are some of the best alphas out there!) but it was a tad busy with all the other bits and bobs I had on the layout. I will save those for another layout and went with these letters from Fancy Pants instead.

Thanks for stopping into the Just Nick blog today! I hope your Spring is off to a blooming good start!


Digital Down Time April 23, 2016 08:00

Are your kids digitally plugged in and addicted? I have a 13 and 9 year old who both have their own iPad minis and are thrilled when they are allowed to play on them. Time is limited with all the swimming and school work but when there is down time, they like to have their games. This layout shares my sons love of the mini while sharing my love for digital cut files!

What better way to share the digital love than with this digital cut file from the store called Graphic Chevron Background? It has a techy feel to it and is just perfect for the digital theme of the layout.

The patterned papers and embellishments from Simple Stories' "Life in Color" collection are a perfect compliment to the cut file as the bright colors really stand out and make the cut file pop.

The white background cardstock was cut using the background file and I used patterned papers behind the main background to add the color and visual interest to the layout. The header and footer of the page are various pieces of scrap patterned paper, washi and stickers that accompany the Simple Stories collection.

Thanks for stopping into the Just Nick blog today! If you use this cut file or any other, be sure to tag #JustNickStudio and share your creations with us!



Scrappy Pals - PageMaps Inspired Layout March 15, 2016 07:00

If you are a sketch fan and a digital cut file fan then the past few blog posts have been right up your alley! Today I have another layout to share to add to the PageMaps/Just Nick collection seen here recently!

I incorporated the one of the flowers from the Basic Flowers set and the Butterfly Background file into this layout that is based on an 8.5x11 sketch from Becky. You can see the full collection of March sketches HERE; the sketch that this layout is based upon is the second from the bottom.

The butterfly background file I cut from vellum for a subtle effect of the butterflies flitting across the watercolored background. The flower is a soft peachy/pink color that stands out a tad more but is still subtle. I really wanted the picture to be the main focus of the page with the cut files melded into the background.

The main cluster of the page is more prominent and rather "adherent" to the sketch. while the cut files are more of my substitution for the half circles and banners sticking out from the top of the cluster.

Don't forget to use the code PAGEMAPSFREE at the Just Nick store from now until April 30, 2016 to grab any one design of your choice for free! Pair it up with a PageMaps sketch and be sure to share it with us on FaceBook or Instagram!

Hello Love February 19, 2016 07:49

Cut files and kits! Hello love! Date night with my husband! Hello love! Suzanna here today to share with you another layout that I created using the February Clique Kits kit and the exclusive cut files that accompany it, designed by Nicole from Just Nick.

There was a lot of color in this kit that has been really interesting to me to see how everybody used; people either selectively chose colors in groups of two or three or went all out and used all of them (Melissa's layout HERE comes to mind). I like to worth less color generally with the pink, yellow and black being my pick for this layout.

I mixed heart stickers and die cuts that accompanied the kit with the hearts within the cut file the "rain" down into the exclusive 4x4 Hello card. While most of the cut file is covered up, I like the foundation it created on the page in which to nestle all the fun bits and pieces.

Trios of the "xo" file can be found around the page in pops of yellow. The three form a visual triangle around the photo that lead your eye inward to the main focus of the layout.

Thanks Clique Kits for letting us experience your kits!

Hearts and All Things Love-ly! February 5, 2016 06:30

Hi there Just Nick fans and fellow digital cut file fiends! Suzanna here today to continue with the love theme and share a LOVE-ly Valentine's themed layout with you.

We don't really "do" Valentine's day in our household. But we did participate in the Cupid Ball as part of our Cotillion experience last year. The 6th graders all got decked out and the gals had red roses which their Daddy's had given them. It was quite the to do. And, as all scrappers do, there was quite the to do over pictures of the event. Unfortunately, the natural lighting was atrocious so I had to use my flash. I just didn't have a fast enough lens, even with the ISO cranked up, to capture all that movement. To soften the effect, I turned the pictures black and white and they look much better. Especially with the colors in the patterned papers being as they are.

These heart cut files (Patterned Hearts, to be released soon) from Just Nick are sublime!! I love that you not only can back them with another patterned paper or leave as is but the negatives that you remove, you can use as confetti either on the same page or on another page.

I also used the Cupid's Arrow cut file to create one of the two words for the title of this page. I love the depth that having an underlay layer gives words and opted for that option here. While the color of both the underlay and the patterned heart are the same, you still get the sense of an additional layer.

This patterned heart is one of the four that come together as part of the file. I decided to back it with a solid black cardstock in order to for the hearts to stand out against the busy patterned paper.

Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and follow Just Nick on FaceBook and Instagram in order to stay abreast of all the new releases. There are some incredibly LOVEly Valentine's day and love themed files coming your way!


Hello Canter Layout January 27, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share with you a layout created using Nicole's amazing digital cut files. These files are so incredibly easy to modify to suit your needs or use "as is", both of which I have done on this page celebrating my daughter's first time cantering a horse. Intentionally.

I used three of the cut files here;

- Arrow Set 1

- Card Sentiments 1 (yay)

- File Folders (noted)

The biggest adjustments that I made to the files are seen on the left hand side of this page, with regards to the arrows. As I wanted sufficient arrows to fill that space moving down the page, I omitted the text from a few of them and cut in various widths. The arrows make for a commentary of what an amazing feat my daughter accomplished.

I like to have my journaling in a nice neat place, tucked away. It just makes the appearance of my layouts look "neater". What better place to house journaling than on a file folder?

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check out all the new files that are uploaded weekly! Soon we will be showing you how to incorporate some of those love-ly files Nicole has created into your Valentine and love crafting.