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14 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 | Zsoka Marko December 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hey there crafty friends,
Welcome to Day 11 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways!  Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!
Today's FREE cut file is the Ugly Sweater Background.
I always love these Nordic type backgrounds so I was happy to work with this one! I modified the cut file a little because I wanted the pattern to be smaller. I shrunk it and then multiplied it. I cut this from white textured card stock, then backed it with a red patterned paper from the Crate Paper Falala collection.
It's become a tradition in my home to take these Rudolph photos every holiday season. These are from last year, I'm yet to take new ones! I just love them! Let's see how long the kiddo plays along :D.
Last year I made a layout with a big stag on it and I wanted to do something similar here. I found the Reindeer cut file in the shop and picked that one!
I blew this up and placed it slightly off to the left so I can put my long title at the bottom right. I wanted to kind of hang my photos on a clothesline between the antlers. For this I used some red  twine. I hung my photos on this with some teeny clothespins as well as some puffy stickers. 
I glued two wood veneer birds on the twine and tucked a few wood veneer presents behind the antler. I added 3 more wood pieces from Pinkfresh Studio in different spots on my page. 

For my journaling I used a die cut from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days collection and tucked it behind the cut file as well.
I mixed and matched my title, I used 3 different alpha thickers. The candy cane design ones were sort of lost in the background so I drew the outlines with a black pen.
Today's design, the Ugly Sweater Background, is yours for FREE today only! Just enter the code: UGLYFREE at checkout to get this design for free. This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 11, 2017. No purchase necessary.
Design will be available in the Just Nick store for purchase after the discount code expire.
That's it for today guys, I hope I could inspire you in any which way!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Till next time,
X
 

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!

X

 

 

 

 


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,


Daydreamer October 15, 2017 07:00

Hey there,

Zsoka back again with a new layout I created for Just Nick this month!

This time I used the Loopy Circle Background cut file. You probably know by now how much I love my circles, so obviously I had to use this cut file :).


I used the beautiful new Bohemian Dreams collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I cut the design from white textured card stock and partially backed the circles with different patterned papers. I didn't want to back the full circles to allow for some dimension.



I had to dig out some photos of myself, which I don't have a lot of, because this collection is so feminine! I'm a sucker for all things feminine but I've never liked having my photo taken...Anyway, I've found a couple of old pictures, this is one of them. In fact it's a part of a series which is why I did not add any journaling to this particular layout. I will add it to another layout using a different photo from this series.


I glued down my cut file, only attaching the parts where you see patterned paper. This way the rest of the cut file lifts off the page a little. I adhered my photo on top and embellished around it. For this I used die cuts, chip boards, stickers, tags, labels and a flair button. I tucked some of these behind the photo in several layers, some I glued onto my photo directly. I love layers!

For my title I used some old American Crafts alpha thickers, I'm not sure which collection these belonged to.


To finish off my layout, I added a few drops of blue ink and stamped my date.


It's a simple layout, but I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too!

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back with new inspiration next month!

Have a wonderful day,

X

History October 14, 2017 07:00

Hi there scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today. This week the Just Nick DT is delivering fall themed inspirations to you. 

My contribution is a layout for which I used one of my favorite Just Nick cut files (one that I used many times before), the Leaf Cluster. So gorgeous, am I right?!


I paired this awesome cut file with my favorite fall collection of all time, Golden Days by Fancy Pants. It's a collection from 2016 and I am so glad I bought loads of extras because really there's nothing prettier in my opinion! The colors and patterns are beautiful and the combination of colors is just so unique. I love everything non-traditional!


First, I arranged the cut file in the Studio program like I wanted; one bigger one in the top left and a smaller one in the right bottom corner. I then cropped these and cut them from white card stock.

Next up, backing the cuts with patterned papers. I'll be honest, I had a hard time choosing papers because I wanted to use all papers, each side! It pretty much never happens that I like every single paper in a collection but these are so gorgeous, all of them! 


Once done, I glued down the top one and added foam adhesive to the bottom one so I could tuck my photo behind it a little. By the way, my photo was totally not taken in the fall, it is from July this year. We took a day trip to the amazing Oak Tree Plantation not so far from New Orleans. I have all these photos of the gorgeous oak trees and I thought they fit fall colors and collections better. I have already scrapped a couple with the Creekside collection from 1Canoe2.


For my title I chose History, because the plantation has so much history! We took a guided tour around the main house and had such an awesome time. Our guide was a local girl, all dressed up in a costume and she shared everything there is to know about the owners and life at the plantation. It was all so interesting, Maxim didn't complain for a second that he is bored. He even asked questions from our guide. Also, on a totally unrelated note, I love love love the Southern accent, it's so charming!


I wrote my journaling on a tag that I tucked behind the photo. I added a gold leaf clip, a gold acetate word and a flair button. This one I am particularly happy about because I never in my life thought I would be able to use a USA map button ha! It was a part of a set I bought from the lovely Shelley at A flair for buttons ages ago. Which reminds me I am running low on flair buttons...


I stamped the date on a label and attached this below the photo. I tucked in a couple of die cuts under my photo and glued some on top of it. 

I added some gold ink splatters and done!

I hope you'll be inspired to create fall layouts now! Go get crafty!

Thanks for stopping by!

X

Love you | Zsoka Marko September 26, 2017 07:00

Hi 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?

I went with white card stock again, like most of the time... I picked the wonderful Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection for this layout. I love this navy floral paper and I thought the white cut file looks great on it. I stitched down each part of the cut file with navy thread to add some interest.

I placed my photo a bit off center, to the right, and layered a few pieces of die cuts, chipboard frame and tissue paper behind it. 

Then I started embellishing. I wanted to keep all embellishments around the photo so that most of the background is still visible.  I added lots of die cut flowers; some of them I glued down with liquid glue, others I popped up with foam adhesive to create dimension. I really love dimension on my layouts! I also used flair buttons, stickers, chipboard pieces and some resin flowers from one of the earlier Cocoa Vanilla collections. I think those are my favorites, so cute right?
I know the title is not very original, but I love the way these big chipboard letters look and well this title does fit my photo so why not? With the amount of layouts I make it's hard to come up with creative titles, especially ones that are short (because I prefer them short). So I end up with a lot of Sweet, Cute, Love, Awesome etc titles I'm afraid, especially if the photo just captures a candid moment, not any special event.

Other than the stitching, which took a bit of time, this layout came together very quickly, which is unusual for me! I really like how it turned out, I hope you do too!
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time,
X


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,

X


Explore | Zsoka Marko August 29, 2017 07:00

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today with a new layout. I chose the Sunburst Background 2 cut file for this, I just love it!

 

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,

X

 


Yee-Haw | Zsoka Marko August 18, 2017 07:00

Hey there friends,
Zsoka back with you today sharing a new layout.
As I was browsing the cut files, I came across the Star Background 5 cut file that reminded me of the Texas star.

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 went through my stash and picked out a few old papers and embellishments from various Fancy Pants Designs collections: Everyday Circus, Nautical and Making Waves, because these collection have red and navy in them. I used textured white card stock for my cut file and backed it randomly with patterned paper.
For my title I used pre-cut alphas from Fancy Pants, adhered them to white cardstock and fussy cut out with a small white border. I did this for two reasons, this makes them sturdier and also, they stand out more from the background.

I layered some tissue paper and project life cards behind my photo and also added a couple of ephemera pieces on my photo. Some are older stash items, a couple are from the new Fancy Pants' Dream Big collection.


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.
To finish off my layout I added a couple of buttons in matching colors and splattered some navy spray ink around the page.


I hope I could inspire you in some way today!
Thanks for stopping by!

X


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!

X

 


Too old for snapchat? | Zsoka Marko July 05, 2017 07:00

Hi there,

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!

 

Mari Lee Clarke

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Gallant

Morgan Langley

Rachel Lowe

Zsoka Marko

Cathy Martin

Jennifer McMurtrey

Maryam Perez

Jaclyn Rench

Niki Rowland

Laureen Wagener

Michelle Whorwood

Nicole Nowosad