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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!

My Favorite by Tarrah McLean June 24, 2016 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I have a new scrapbook layout to share with you using the Free Tic Tac Toe background cut file for the month of June!

Below is the free cut file for June available for download until June 30th using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout!


There are so many possibilities with the Tic Tac Toe background cut file, I cut it out from white cardstock and then backed it with the one patterned paper for a clean look. Another idea would be to back each square with a different paper for a busier look!

I just love the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans! I am trying not to use too much of it! I love that I can use flowers on boy pages! The black and white photo helps to make the colours pop!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Just Nick blog today!

June free cut file meets CARDS June 23, 2016 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog to share another take on the June free Tic Tac Toe Background cut file.  So far this week, the design team has shown some fun ideas for using the design to fill the background of a scrapbook layout, as well as sizing and cutting apart the design to use as accent elements throughout a page.  Today, I thought I would continue to show the versatility of this design as it relates to cardmaking.

I never seem to have enough Birthday cards in my stash, so I challenged myself to make two entirely different cards using the free cut file.

My first card uses the cut file to fill the background of my design.  I sized the file to 5x5" and eliminated one row and one column of squares, before cutting it from white cardstock.  Layering the finished piece overtop of red paper highlights the intricacies of the design. 


The 'open' square spaces made for a fun place to stamp my sentiments.


You'll also note that I cut some additional patterned squares out of white cardstock, and attached them with foam adhesive over the 'blank' portions of the design.  Doing this, creates more texture and balances out the height of the stamped and colored elements on the rest of the card design.


For my second card, I went more clean and simple. 

Like I did in the first design, I ungrouped the file and used the plain square to cut out several of the patterned designs. I sized each individual square to 1.75" and cut them all out of white cardstock.  I backed each of the patterned squares with colored papers.  The squares were then adhered slightly overlapping and askew to the white cardstock background. 


A clear acrylic word makes a statement, when it's sewn through the center portion of the grid of squares.


The one 'plain' square made for a nice place to stamp the remainder of my greeting.

Have you grabbed your free cut file yet?  Hurry on over to the store and add it to your cart!  It's only free with code: TICTACTOEFREE until June 30th!


Supplies used:

Tic Tac Toe Background



Little Moments June 22, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some layout inspiration using this months Freebie cut file; the Tic Tac Toe Background. You can download this file for free until June 30th using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout,

This was a bit of a challenge for me, not being a grid based scrapbooker, but I love a challenge to get me out of my comfort zone and try something different. I really love how my layout turned out...

I used the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection and sized my cut file openings to 2" x 2" so that these square project life cards would fit in the openings. I like the ombre effect I achieved by backing the cut file with the ombre pink pattern paper. I filled the solid areas with my photos,  I didn't have enough photos for all the spaces so this vellum heart ephemera piece worked well to fill that last little space. 

I even placed my title over two of the squares.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fabulous new designs in the JustNick Studios on-line store.

The Good Life June 21, 2016 06:00

Hi everyone, Heather here with another take on this month's Tic Tac Toe Background freebie cut file.  

I chose to break the background elements apart to use as accents for the page instead of a background.  This is easily done by Releasing the Compound Path and/or Ungrouping.  Once everything was ungrouped, I scaled the elements to the size I wanted. Then I cut some out of the background paper and some out of complimentary pattern papers to layer on top.

I added some stitching around the squares that I cut out and added as an embellishment as well as around the lines that I cut out of the background paper so it could have definition to it.

In the end, this background file is a great take on the classic grid design! Get the Tic Tac Toe Background for free until June 30, 2016!

Meet our June GDT + freebie time! June 17, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Good morning! We are pleased to have Sheena Rowlands joining us this month as our guest designer.

Hi Im Sheena x

A British Mum to 3 children who are growing up way too fast!

I love to create & currently quilt & crochet but Project Life & Scrapbooking are my favourite ways to record our crazy life.

I currently design for Shimelle.com & Hey Little Magpie ( UK’s number 1 online scrapbook store)

We asked Sheena to design a few pages for us and here is the first one she sent using our Heart Background cut file:

When I saw the Heart Background cut file I knew I wanted to use it as a sewing template for a layout. So instead of setting my Cameo to cut I set it to perforate the edge so I could sew around the lines of the file.

I will admit it was a labour of love but I did most of it in front of my favourite programmes. I clustered my photos with the embellishments & title so as to show as much of the sewing as possible on the finished page.

We also created this month's freebie cut file and sent it to Sheena and she created this page!

As the background for this page I used the Tic Tac Toe cut file. I reduced it to 6x6in and copied it 3 more times then flipped them & joined them back as one large square.

Do you remember kaleidoscopes from when we were kids? Well that was the look I was going for when I backed the cut file with squares of rainbow coloured paper. I kept the rest of my design central using a photo of myself & my 3 children, when did they get so tall!!, I cut the Always from the Today, Forever, Always cut file in black then cut it again outer edge only this time from watercolour paper which I randomly painted before adding the black edging back over.

Super fun page right! Here is a peek at the cut file for this page:


Now, you can grab this file for free by using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout NOW until June 30, 2016 only!

To follow more of Sheena's work, you can find her:





Thanks so much to Sheena for guest designing for us this month! Enjoy this month's freebie :)