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Meet our May Guest Designer + freebie time! May 19, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Good morning! It's that time of the month again, to welcome a new Guest Designer to our blog and show off their fabulous creations!

Today, we welcome Elsie Robinson!

Hey everyone, I’m Elsie and I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for JustNick this month. I’m 23 and live in Brighton, England and I’m a total paper addict! I’m currently on the Pink Paislee and Citrus Twist kits Design Teams and you can also come say hi on the links below!

Now, I don’t actually own a die-cutting machine – haha! So you’re probably thinking ‘what business does she have with being a Guest Designer for a cut file store?!’ Well… I actually use cut files on my layouts by using some good old-fashioned pencils, scissors and tracing paper! 

 To use the cut files I print them out with my regular home printer and use the tracing paper and pencil to copy the design and transfer it onto whichever patterned papers I’m using. It’s obviously a process that takes a little more time, but it does combat my Silhouette FOMO as I still get to use some of the gorgeous cut file designs!

We gave Elsie free reign on the store to select whatever designs she wanted to use for her projects, and check out what she created:

 

 

 Cut file used:

Happy Little Monsters

Handcut letters

 

 

I've recently loved making cute little characters for my pages, so when I saw these adorable little monsters, I knew I had to make a page documenting a photo of my brothers and I being silly when we were younger. I especially love the way the blue monster turned out as he looks so cute and goofy with his buckteeth! The Handcut Letters cut file, was a perfect match for this layout as the letters are so cartoony, and I know will be using them for many more layouts in the future!

 Amazing right? and all by hand people?! Check out this next project:

 

 I actually made another hot air balloon layout about a year ago and it’s still one of my favourite layouts, so I thought it was about time to make another one!

 

Cut files used:

Up in the air

Delicate Florals

I printed the balloons in three different sizes and traced the lines of the cut file to add some stitching details. It’s hard to cut out really intricate shapes without a cutting machine, but I find that stitching is a great way to add the detail back in. I also followed the same steps with the Delicate Florals cut file, I love the touch of whimsy those cute florals added to the page!

 

Pretty amazing, I think! Now, we would love to offer you the Up in the Air cut file for FREE until midnight CST May 31, 2017! Just enter the code: AIRFREE  at checkout... no purchase necessary.

Thank you SO much to Elsie for being our GDT this month! Check out more of her work here:

YouTube: http://youtube.com/elsieeee 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/heyelsie_ 

Blog: http://heyelsie.blogspot.com


Love This Baby - Cathy Martin January 11, 2017 07:00

Hey hey!  I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is my first layout of 2017 for JustNick Studio!  I'm so happy to still be getting to create layouts using her amazing cut files.   Now, I will be honest, when it comes to creating a layout, my hardest part is choosing a cutfile to start with.  I know I will sound like a fan girl, but seriously, I really do love so many of her files that narrowing it down to which one is a tough one for me.  I decided in the end that I hadn't scrapped much about my youngest yet, and I wanted to create a cute baby page with some interesting icons.  I found her Up in the Air cut file and I just love hot air balloons!  I am definitely not a literal scrapper, so I really don't mind using icons or images in layouts that are not about that subject.  I mean, when am I ever going to have hot air balloon pictures!  I decided to first back my balloons with vellum, and then patterned paper.  I placed them on a cute piece of paper covered with little clouds just to keep with that sky and air theme and then I got to work embellishing!  I just love how sweet this layout turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video to see the layout come together!

 


Card Creating | Pretty Little Studio October 15, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy to be joining you on the blog and bringing to a close our fabulous team up with Pretty Little Studio! Don't you think our cut files and their gorgeous product go so well together? Both design teams have done such a great job and I've highly enjoyed sharing them with you on Instagram. I'm excited to also be able to share a couple of cards I created using a few cut files and the beautiful Here Comes the Sun collection.

Yay for hot air balloons! I kept this card pretty simple. The clouds paper worked perfectly to create a scene with the hot air balloons. Each balloon is simply backed with some patterned paper. No fancy embellishing or techniques. I wanted it to be easy, simple and reproducible.

The flair and star stickers help ground the design and give it just a little bit extra to help complete the card. 

 

Here is my second card that uses a background cut file and a phrase from one of the card sentiments cut file collections. 

Again, I kept it pretty simple. The sentiment I used black watercolor to not only make the word pop but to also keep with the continuity of the style of this collection. It's all handdrawn and has a watercolor element to it. So soft and pretty! Washy tape helped to add that final touch it seemed to be missing. 

Thanks for swinging by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful Pretty Little Studio product!

Here is a list of the cut files I used:

Up In the Air

Card Sentiments 1

Shattered Circle Background

 


Love you | Pretty Little Studio Team Up October 11, 2016 07:00

Hi cut files fans -

Laureen here with you today for something VERY fun!
The Just Nick team is having a fun team- up with the amazing team from Pretty Little Studios!

I decided to splurge on the gorgeous HANDDRAWN collection "Here comes the Sun" by my sweet friend Marie ;)

As soon as I got my hands on the collection and ripped open the die- cuts I asked Nicole for a Hot Air Balloon cut file and she came up with the gorgeous Up in the Air file that I defintely had to use for my page!

Now I ordered enough product to create at least 15 more layouts, so you better prepare yourself for sunshiney layouts in the winter ;)

 

I used one of the ballons, enlarged it and placed Patterned Paper behind it and popped it all up on some foam squares. My background is blended with Distress Inks and them I just added some die- cuts here and there and this page came together super quick!

Here are some close- ups for you.

That's it for todays post - I'll be back at the end of the month with a few projects off the page ;) See you then and have a great week full of amazing inspiration!

Laureen

Cut file used:
Up in the Air

 


Away We Go October 07, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone.  Heather Leopard is here today with another collab with Pretty Little Studio.  I absolutely adore the Here Comes the Sun collection so I couldn't wait to play with it and the JustNick Studio Up in the Air cut file.

To create this layout, I supersized one of the hot air balloons. It's much taller than the 12" height so I cut it at a diagonal to keep it as one piece.  

I kept the pieces that were cut and used them as guides to cut the pattern paper.  Then I glued it to the back of the large hot air balloon.

Once each section was filled in, I adhered it to a 2nd piece of cardstock, added the photo, embellishments and title.  Now I just have to journal and how it to my girls for their stamp of approval. 


This Glow September 30, 2016 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends!  I've got a fun layout to share with you today using the Up in the Air cut file, that is new in the shop for September.

At times I can be quite a literal scrapper.  Typically each item I include or design choice I make, needs to have a purpose on my page.  I like for my elements to tie into the theme of the photos or story I'm trying to tell.  With that said, the adorable hot air balloons from the Up in the Air file, reminded me that I had yet to scrapbook pictures from a balloon glow festival my family and I attended.

I initially wanted to include all of the adorable balloon designs included in the file, but settled on three, as I find more balance in using an odd number of elements.

I sized each of the balloons at a decreasing size, so when placed on the page they might look as if they were at different depths in the sky. 

Each balloon was cut from white cardstock and backed with a multitude of patterns and colors. This ensures that my customized page pieces coordinate with the hot air balloons in my photos and provide nice contrast against the sky scene background paper.

While I used this cut file in a very literal sense, I can see so many more uses for this design.  I think my next project with it, might involve turning some of those balloons into shaker elements.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!  Hope you make some time this weekend to get crafty!

Supplies used:

Up in the Air