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14 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 | Zsoka Marko December 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Thank you cards | Zsoka Marko November 24, 2017 07:00
Hi there friends,
This week we are focusing on Thanksgiving at Just Nick! Since we do not celebrate it here in Europe, I thought I could create a bunch of Thank You cards instead of a layout! These always come in handy anyway right?
I selected a few cut files with this theme as well as some florals and butterflies, because well, I love them...When I was little my parents' botanist friend thought I'd become one too (botanist that is), I was so interested in flowers. I even got a book from her called Zsofi's garden - it was the most similar name to mine that she could find :). At some point I did want to become a florist, but in the end that did not happen.
The cut files I chose for my cards are the following:
I cut out all shapes from textured white card stock. On my first card I backed the oval wreath with some patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection (all supplies I used for these cards are from this collection). I then added some foam to the back so it pops off the card. I created a 4x6" card base with two different patterned papers, then glued the wreath on top. I added Grateful and completed my sentiment with For you using the gold puffy alpha stickers. I fussy cut two butterflies from one of the papers and glued them down on top of the wreath. I also used a third butterfly; this one is a chipboard piece.
I created another 4x6" card base using patterned papers. I backed a few of the flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set. Some I didn't back. I layered these on top of each other randomly, to give my card an airy feel. I glued Thanks in the middle of my card and completed the sentiment using stickers. As a finishing touch I added a few enamel dots.
My third card design is also on a 4x6" base. I cut part of the Delicate butterflies cut file and backed these with patterned paper. I glued Thankful at the bottom and hand stitched around the letters to give them more definition and texture. I added two stickers to finish off my card.
That's it for today! I hope you like my cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy heart | Zsoka Marko November 05, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends,
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick. This week we are focusing on leaf cut files and I chose this one:
I've used this set many times before, but it is still a favourite! I used one of these four lovely leaves, multiplied them and formed a flower shape.
I love to create for Just Nick, because I can use any supplies my heart desires! And I'm mostly trying to choose an older collection I still have a lot of, which is the case with the one I used for this layout, Chasing Dreams from Maggie Holmes. This is still my favourite collection from Maggie Holmes to this date! The colors are beautiful and there are so many patterned papers in the collection that I can use for backgrounds!
I cut the leaves from textured white card stock, in different sizes. I backed them with various patterned papers, making sure I have a balanced look. If I have stand alone shapes like these flowers (so no background cut files) I always adhere only a part of them to the patterned paper because I love love love the curve the cut file has after peeling it off the mat. This adds dimension and interest to the layout too. I played around with different arrangements and finally settled on this one. No rhyme or reason, I just liked this the most.
Once I had the design I wanted, I glued everything down. I didn't add a whole lot of embellishments, a few buttons and chipboard shapes to the middle of my flowers as well as some stickers around my photo.
I wrote some journaling and stamped my date. As almost always, I finished off the layout by adding some black ink spatters.
It's simple but I like how it turned out. These colours just make me happy!
I hope I could inspire you in some small way today!
Until next time,
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Love you | Zsoka Marko September 26, 2017 07:00Hi there scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today with a new layout.
I chose the Graphic Background cut file for this. I have used this cut file before, but not in a long time, so I thought why not use it again?
Follow your Dreams | Zsoka Marko September 15, 2017 07:00
Hey there friends,
Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout for Just Nick!
This week we are showcasing words/sentiments cut files and I chose the Follow your dreams sentiment from the Dream Big cut file set.
Here's how my layout turned out:
I blew up the cut file and also stretched it because I wanted to have taller letters and cut it out from white card stock.
I picked one of the last Fancy Pants collections for this layout, Dream Big, which fits my title and my theme. The background paper is a very old Theresa Collins paper I believe. I love grid papers for backgrounds! They are subtle but still not just plain card stock.
As usual, I backed the letters with different patterned papers. This is actually one of the reasons I love cut files, one can showcase many colors and patterns without them being too busy or overpowering. I then added foam adhesive to all the letters and tucked my photo in at the bottom of the cut file.
About the photo I chose...We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, because my son is crazy about animals. He loves sea creatures especially. He always wanted to work with animals when he grows up, his latest dream is to be a marine biologist. I just wrote about how I'm sure this is going to change a million times and of course that is OK, he has plenty of time to decide! I adore how much he knows about every single animal! I honestly have no idea how he keeps all that information in his head. Kids' brains are fantastic! They just remember absolutely everything. Well other than how to clean up their rooms of course :D.
I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips, adding them in the spaces on both sides of the photo. I normally just write my journaling with a pen but I thought this would stand out more.
To embellish my layout I chose a few items from the same collection, die cuts, puffy and cork stickers and a clip. I added foam adhesive to some of them to create a bit of depth.
I wanted to add a bit more red to the layout (red, my least favorite color no less!) so I tore off a strip from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom.
To finish off my layout I added a few navy blue ink splatters.
I hope you like this layout and are inspired to document your children's dreams!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,
Explore | Zsoka Marko August 29, 2017 07:00
Hi there crafty friends,
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I modified the cut file a little bit. When you blow it up as big as I did, the outlines will be much thicker. I wanted them thinner so more patterned paper shows through once I back the rays. I released the compound path, deleted the original outline, made the circle thinner, then I made a compound path on the two circles. I moved the circle out of the way and added outlines to the rays, made compound path and moved them into the circle so that the rounded ends disappeared. As a last step I welded the circles and the rays together. I hope it makes sense?
A while back I received the Simple Stories Summer Days collection kit from the awesome SCT magazine and haven't had the chance to use it yet. So I decided to use it for this layout. I also used bits and pieces from Freckled Fawn (like that awesome acrylic word, the flip flops and wood veneer) and the wood grain paper is from Jen Hadfield I believe.
First I printed my photo in a big size and glued the cut file on top. Then I backed the rays with different patterned papers, but only glued them down where they touch the circle. This way the white card stock can be lifted up a bit to create a nice dimension.
I used the acrylic word for my title and created a little cluster at the bottom of the page with it. I really like the look of this.
I didn't feel like this page needed a lot of embellishments. I just added a few bradz, wood veneers and some cloud stickers. Oh and a mini clothespin I got at Michaels!
I hope you like how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time,
Yee-Haw | Zsoka Marko August 18, 2017 07:00
Since we were on holiday in Texas, I knew I'd have plenty of photos I can use with this. I chose one I took in Fort Worth where we went to see the cattle drive and the Cowboy Museum Hall of Fame. Which is when my kid decided he absolutely needed to be a cowboy ha! So we bought a hat and a bandana which is what he is showing off here.
I also wanted to add the little clip we got at the information office in Fort Worth. I cut off the pin in the back because I couldn't have laid down the layout flat otherwise, then just adhered it to my photo.
Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans,
Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!
Isn't it just fabulous?!
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.
At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.
Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!
I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Too old for snapchat? | Zsoka Marko July 05, 2017 07:00
Zsoka here with you today sharing my very first layout for Just Nick! I'm so excited to be here, thank you Nicole for the opportunity!
I picked one of the pretty flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set.
First I cut out a simple ring, then I cut several of the flowers, in different sizes. I backed my flowers with different papers from the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.
I created a bigger and a smaller cluster of flowers opposite each other on the ring. I added a few different bits and pieces to the middle of them: buttons, chipboard and puffy stickers.
I printed my photo in a couple of different sizes, I wasn't sure which one to add. I didn't like the shape of the photo for this background so I added the same photo in two different sizes.
Other than the flowers I didn't add a lot of embellishments because I wanted the flowers to shine! A couple of chipboards, stickers, title (which I stitched down so it doesn't go anywhere!), date and journaling plus some black paint splatters and done!
I hope you like my project! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time X
Meet our new Design Team! July 01, 2017 10:00 2 Comments
Today is a bittersweet day - we say goodbye to a few of our DT members who have been with us, but say hello and welcome to some new members of our team!
Help me welcome our new Design Team! I am sure they will inspire you over the next 12 months!