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Last day for our February FREEBIE! February 28, 2017 09:22

Just a reminder that today is the LAST day to grab this month's FREE cut file - Scallop Background



Just enter the code: SCALLOPFREE at checkout until midnight CST tonight! 

Stay tuned for our next freebie mid March! 

You Are Awesome | Tarrah McLean February 27, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you today, I am sharing a new layout that I recently created using one of the awesome background cut files in the Just Nick store!

As well as the Wheels in Motion cut file, I also used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection....I just love this collection for slightly older boys and it goes perfectly with that cut file!

This is the cut file I used on my layout, the Wheels in Motion cut file. I cut it from a light green cardstock and then backed lots of the open circles with different patterned papers and my photo. I then used foam pop dots to pop the cut file up off the background cardstock.

I had some cute Project Life cards laying around on my desk that went perfectly with this layout so I used some to tuck underneath the cut file and one also became my title.  

I added some black thread and some black mist to add some different textures and to finish my layout. 

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

Be sure to check out the Just Nick store for loads of new cut files that have been uploaded!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Selfie Love February 25, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a fun layout using 3 different cut files from the store. When my daughter was a teenager, she had no selfie control, lol. I decided to create a layout of some (yes just some) of the selfies she took in just one night while at a football game with friends. I combined 2 different cut files to create my title "Selfie Love". Then I decided it would be fun to add a camera too. Here is how my layout turned out...

My title is a combination of the Capture This cut file and the Lots Of Love cut file. 

I cut the camera out of black cardstock and backed it with a bright yellow to coordinate with the emojis. It's from the Summer Cards cut file.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick Studio store.

Love Always | Yvette Weber February 24, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  Yvette back with you today to share another layout I created using one of the many fabulous new background in the shop.

I'm hoping to start document some of my older photos I have being collecting through the years, and for this page I'm starting with a photo of my parents taken on vacation in Grenada in May, 1991.

For my layout this week I used two cut files...Floral Lattice Background with the Doodle Flowers. I cut the Floral Lattice background from some white cardstock and back it with some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design-Summer Sun collection.  I then back the entire cut file with a wood grain patterned paper and machine stitched around the edges, added some foam tape and adhere the cut file to a 12x12 patterned paper.

Here are some close-ups...

 I cut several smaller flowers from the Doodle Flowers cut file to add a little more interest and height to the middle of the background flowers and placed enamel dots in the center to complete the design. 

I used a couple of doilies with some layers of patterned paper behind my photo....I then created a small cluster of die cuts with a flair to the bottom left hand corner of my photo.  

Thanks for stopping by :)
I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files! 

My favorite person | Laureen Wagener February 23, 2017 07:00

Hi friends,

it's Laureen with you today and I am excited to share a new project with you!

Today I was able to use any design from the store - which tends to be a little overwhelming for me, since there are so many great ones!

I don't know about you, but I am LOVING all the new collections out there so I definetly wanted to use them for my project.

For my cut file I used the Stack Em Up Background and modified it a little, so it would only cut a portion on the top and bottom.

One of my favorite papers from the new Dear Lizzy collection is the one with the black and white florals. I fuzzy cut a bunch of them out and used Prima Marketing Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color them in and love how some of them look like they are stamps.

To make the florals and papers pop I used a black and white picture of my best friend and I and only added my title. The page was done in no time and I am absolutely loving it!

I hope I could inspire you today!

Have a great day,


Products used:
Stack em up Background



Love February 22, 2017 07:00


Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio's Heart Background 3 digital cut file and Clique Kit's February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, added some mist and embellies.

I added some random heart stickers and chipboard to the digital cut file. The little banners were stamped images that I applied to scraps of patterned paper and hand-cut them to use as embellishments. It makes the hearts stand out much nicer than without.

I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.

Cut file used: Heart Background 3
Thanks for visiting today!

Love You February 21, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here sharing a layout of my youngest son Clayton when he was a baby.  

For my layout I used the Love You cut file for the title and the Lace Heart that I cut out on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo.  To add some interest, I backed some of the circles with vellum, added some sequins and added another layer of vellum to "sandwich" the sequins.  I love how vellum adds softness to this baby layout.  

I hope you enjoyed my layout. It's always fun to use cut files in a creative way.  

Have a great day!

Cut Files Used On This Layout

Lace Heart

Love You

Dream, little star February 20, 2017 07:00

Hello! Donna here once again to share my second layout for February.

I used the Star Background 4 for my layout today.

This is probably one of my simplest layout to date. And no flowers! I cut a 10x10 patterned paper and used a white cardstock as base.

Originally, the cut file has a border but I opted to use just the circles and stars. I used Faber Castell Gelatos to color the cut file

I doodled around the patterned paper with a black pen. I also did the same to the cut file. Then I traced around the edges with a gold paint marker to make them stand out a little bit more.

I honestly planned to keep it clean and simple. It didn't feel "complete" in my eyes so I added some messy threads underneath the photo. Then looked for other embellishments and found an old Pink Paislee pack with gold stars and other stuff in it. I also inked the edges using a couple of different inks and then some splatters using the Gelatos I colored the cut file with earlier.

That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Star Background 4

Happy crafting,

All You Need Is a Free Love Cut File! February 18, 2017 08:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm showing you all my layout using the fantastic Free Love cut file that is available for free until February 19th!  Just use the code FREELOVE when you're at the checkout!  For my take I decided to get in on the bling and I backed my letters with sequins and some large glitter and an iron-on sequin edging.  I always love finding ways to incorporate unusual items and textures into my layouts and this method gave me a fantastic focal piece!  I didn't really need to do much else since I already had so much going on but I did like putting everything on the diagonal.  Just to make it a little more interesting.  I added some punched out hearts for dimension and used some chipboard from Crate Paper Heart Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to get this cut file while you still can!





Happy Day | Free LOVE Cut File February 17, 2017 06:00

Hi there.  I'm rounding off the Love themed week today with a couple of cards using this week's Free Love cut file...

I adored the fringe look of this pattern paper so I decided to layer three strips over each other.  It's a bit hard to tell in the photo but it has some fun dimension.

Then, I layered 3 medium sized LOVE cuts over each of the three strips and added embellishments...voila!

Get the Free LOVE cut file before it's gone. You have until February 19th. Just enter the code FREELOVE at checkout.

Free Love | Michelle Whorwood February 16, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with my take on the gorgeous freebie cut file 'Free Love'.  I really loved this file and it was so easy to use, I love that it has two options - hearts for more of a simple look or hearts and florals for a bit more intricacy and delicacy.  I decided to use the hearts and flowers design.

My layout is all about my 'love' for my kids.  I printed out a recent photo of each of my kids in black and white and framed them up in the Instax frames and added them under the large cut file.  The cut file itself I wanted to do in white card stock and layer it on white again as I think it just makes the cut file look extra pretty.  I loved the blue patterned paper that I have added into the L V and E negative spaces to define these letters more. 

Once I had added the patterned papers I wanted to do something different in the O part of the cut file so I used this gorgeous butterfly rub on which I fussy cut out after adhering it to some white cardstock first.  I then added a few more embellishments to balance out my page.  I really didn't want to add to much as I wanted the photos and the cut file to be the focal point.  

Some close ups:

Don't forget, this week only (today through to February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout.  What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Crazy Little Thing Called Love *FREE LOVE* February 15, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!  Audrey here with you today to share how I used the FREE Love Cut file available this week!  Just go to the store and add the file to your cart and use the code FREELOVE at checkout!

Find the file here.


And here is my page that I created using the new Shimelle Little by Little collection.  Oh my gosh I just LOVE the colors in this collection!


I also used the Simple Set Alpha files, too.


I began by choosing many different patterned papers (about 10) from the 6x6 paper pad from this collection and cutting out the letters for the top part of my title.

I then cut the Free Love file from white cardstock and backed it with more patterned paper.  Instead of using the "O" as it was, I cut it in half to accomodate my larger photo (which was square, but I cut into a circle shape).

To help my letters stand out, I outlined them with a black pen.  

A few embellishments, and bit of stitching, and some spatters of mist, and this page is finished!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget your free file!

My Love List | Jaclyn Rench February 14, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here to share another take on using this week's free cut file, Free Love.

Being that today is Valentine's Day, you might think I'd default to making something holiday themed with this pretty design.  While that is certainly a great option, the cut file actually inspired me to create 'an all about me' style page, documenting my current list of loves.

I chose the cut file word that was flanked by hearts on both sides.  I knew it would add to and reinforce the theme of my page and well, I pretty much always love to include hearts anywhere and everywhere that I can! 

I wanted my title piece to really stand out on my page, so I made it a bit more substantial by using the offset feature in the Silhouette Studio software, to thicken up the lines before cutting.

I like backing the negative space of diecuts with color, patterns and prints, which is what I did for the letters L, V, and E in the title. For something a little different and unexpected, I filled in the 'O' with a variety of sizes and shades of enamel dots.  Not only does this balance out the color throughout my page, but it also really adds something special to the design.  It is a fun technique and one I'll definitely be trying again.

Don't forget, this week only (today throught February 19th) you can grab the Free Love cut file for FREE just by using the code FREELOVE at checkout.  What are you waiting for - got get it and make something special!

Cut file used:

Free Love




Lot's Of Love | Yvette Weber February 13, 2017 07:00

Hi Everyone! Yvette back with you today to share a layout using this week FREE cut file FREE LOVE! All this week the design team will be sharing a project using this cut file and it will be amazing to see the different ways we were all inspired to use it!

Here's the Free Love cut file....

I knew I wanted to handstitched the Free Love cut file...so after selecting which of the design I wanted to use on my page, I cut the image out using the heart day collection from Crate Paper. Once this was finish I used the offset function in Silhouette to create an outline, which I use as a guideline for my stitching. Before I delete the offset image I also cut it out using some patterned paper.

Here are some close-ups of my layout...

          I chose to do my stitching first, after which I inserted the patterned paper into the stitched area and adhere it in place.

On the top right hand corner of my photo I added a small cluster using some die-cut ephemera and bits&pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio-Love Always collection. I combine some foam letter stickers with the free love cut file to create my title and run some machine stitching across it.

For this week only grab the FREE LOVE cut file for FREE just use the code-FREELOVE at checkout.  

Thanks for stopping by :)  


So happy together | Laureen Wagener February 11, 2017 07:00

Hi friends!

Welcome back to a new post and new inspiration for "Love" week. Now, this week wasn't a week to design for me - I don't have a loved one and also am not loving the Valentines Collections with all the hearts and pinks and love themed phrases.

Because of that, I though I'd bring you some inspiration for a "love" themed page without being to themey or valentines related, if that makes sense. Plus I didn't use a Valentines collection - I used the new Chasing Dreams collection by Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes.

I asked my best friend to send me a picture of her together with her boyfriend and their two cats - they are a couple since 7 years this summer and I thought I would just create a page for her to hang in their appartement.

The new Henna Heart cut file is the most beautiful cut file ever! I knew I had to use it and so I started by backing the flower bits and leaves from the file with a patterned paper and later adhered the entire heart onto some vellum.

At first I thought I would use it as is but then decided to place a patterned paper with black tiny hearts on it behind the vellum for a softened look.

I embellished around my picture and the title and then create two mini clusters. That way my page isn't overloaded with too many embellishments and the cut files still stands out beautifully.

I hope I could inspire you with a "couple in love" themed page without using a colection specifially designed for that purpose. The Chasing Dreams collections still has some beautiful elements like hearts and soft colors to use for a love themed page!


Have a great weekend,



Cut file used:

Henna Heart

Welcome our GDT + freebie! February 10, 2017 07:44 8 Comments

Welcome to the blog this chilly Friday! We are happy to have Michelle Gallant as our guest designer this month!


My name is Michelle Gallant. I live in NB Canada with my 2 amazing children. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to be on many design teams over the years. My love for scrapbooking and photography just keeps getting stronger and stronger.  

 We asked Michelle to pick a few designs from the store and share with us what she made!

Check out this beauty:

Backing cut files with pattern paper is one of my favorite techniques. It can sometimes be a bit of work but once you have that done your LO is almost complete.

For this cut file, I also cut out the pattern paper pieces on my cameo and then just glued them in the holes. It made it a lot faster than hand cutting. 

Cut file used: Spirograph 1

That s a lot of work, but the end result is so amazing right!? Check out this other page that Michelle sent us:

I wanted to create a fun background for these selfies of my daughter. When I saw the Scallop Background I knew it would be perfect if I backed it with bright colors.

Once that was done all my LO needed was a few embellishments and some ink splatters.

Cut file used: Scallop Background

We think that a lot of our fans will love this cut file too so we are giving it away for FREE now until midnight CST on February 28, 2017!

Use the code: SCALLOPFREE at checkout and it's all yours, no purchase necessary!

Thanks again to Michelle Gallant for being our GDT this month! Please follow more of her work here:

Blog: http://scrapsandpixels.blogspot.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mmgallant76/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michelle.a.gallant.5

 Have a great February!


XOXO and Adore February 09, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. Have you ever created a layout using a digital cut file and looked at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat and say to yourself, "That is too pretty to throw away!". I did that this past week with the Blocked Hearts Background cut file. I just couldn't throw away the scraps, so I decided to make another layout, very similar to the first.

This cut file is unique in that it has this big X that dissects the cut file. I wanted to play up that X by placing pattern paper behind only a portion of the cut file so that the heart pattern really popped and yet still maintain some white space. The subtle white on white heart pattern is beautiful, but the pink paper behind the heart cut outs takes your breath away. Here is my first layout using the positive pieces of the cut file...

My second layout is very similar, but uses the negative pieces of the same cut file. It's a bit more gluing, but well worth it. Here is a tip; It helps to leave the negative pieces on your cutting mat so you know where each piece goes...

My parents are adorable! 55 years of marriage and still going strong. On both layouts, I used washi tape to emphasize the X in the cut file. It is the perfect width for washi tape!!

I also used the Love Actually digital cut file for the "Love" and "XOXO" text

Here are a few more detailed shots...

These are the cut files I used today ...

So, next time you use a cut file, take another look at the pieces remaining on your cutting mat. Just maybe, they will convince you too that they are worthy of being scrapped and not end up in your waste basket.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are interested in the YouTube video of the XOXO layout here is a link...

Hello love, XOXO February 08, 2017 11:50

Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my first layout for the month of February... didn't we just say hello to 2017?? Wow.. time flies surely fast. 

For my page, I went to use the remaining set of photos I printed recently for a previous project (as in the last one I posted for Just Nick as well lol!). I didn't want the photos go to waste, so why not make another layout :)

I used the negative of the white cardstock as you can see here. Different patterned paper  underneath made the cuts stand out. To make it more visible, I used a black pen to write inside the cut outs.

I cut the edges of the white cardstock approximately half an inch and used another paper as a mat or base to the whole layout.

I used one of the past Clique kits I have and some other Crate paper and Maggie Holmes in my stash

Cut file used: Love Actually

Thanks for dropping by! 

Happy crafting,

Remember February 07, 2017 07:00

Good morning everyone. Just recently, I was going through Edward's baby albums and came across this one photo of Edward and I sitting in the sun. We were at a Father's Day party for Pete. His friends surprised him with a party which was fitting since it was his FIRST Father's Day. I miss those days when Edward was just a newborn. He was such an easy baby! He grew up too fast. It's hard to believe he's going to be 7 this February. Do you ever go through your old photos and re-scrap them? I love going back and reliving those moments just for a second.

For this layout, I used Just Nick Studio's Heart to Heart Background 2 Digital Cut file. I decided to cut the image from orange cardstock to make the cut file pop! For the background, I added a variety of washi tape strips. :)


I added some stamping, cork triangles, die cuts and stickers at the bottom of the layout with some mist and Nuvo dots to help pull the layout together. Without these elements, the bottom looked too empty.

One of my favorite things to do is outline the layout with a 1/4" border using a ruler and a black pen. I just love the way it looks. See how nice the washi tape looks behind the digital cut file? LOVE it! I need to try this technique again; very soon.

 Cut file used: Heart to Heart Background 2

Thank you for visiting today!

Hugs | Tarrah McLean February 06, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout created for Just Nick Studio using one of the cute new Love themed background cut files!

I used the cute Pink Paislee 'Pen Pals' collection to create this layout, one of my favourite things to do is to back cut files with all different patterned papers, this range was ideal to do this! 

The cut file that I used on this layout is the Cross My Heart Background cut file found in the Just Nick store. I cut it from white cardstock and backed different patterned papers behind it. Once I had all the papers backed, I used some foam/3D tape to adhere the cut file to the background paper. I really like the dimension and shadow effect it gives to my page. 

I scrapped a photo from last year of my 2 handsome sons! They are mostly best friends! As an added effect, I used some foam Thickers for my title and to embellish further! 

One of the Pen Pals chipboard frames was a perfect addition to frame my photo and draw the eye in! Puffy stickers and chipboard stickers are great embellishments to enhance layouts.

I love how this layout turned out! Check out all the gorgeous new cut files in the Just Nick store today! Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Love, Love, Love February 04, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! February is the month of love and so today I am sharing a love themed layout. 

I chose two cut files for this layout of my hubby and I.  I love the Ying Yang Background and I thought it fit perfectly for this layout.  Basically there isn't balance if there isn't one without the other and I thought it depicted being together.  It was time consuming to create this layout. First I cut out the background on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all shapes with patterned paper.

The title is created from the Lots Of Love cut file and I selected three different love words, cut them out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

I love the softness that vellum gives the layout so I typed my journaling on vellum and attached the vellum strips with some machine stitching.

I really loved creating this layout of my best friend and I.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Cut Files Used On Layout:

Lots Of Love

Ying Yang Background

All of Me Loves All of You February 03, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!  Cathy here with a fun lovey dovey layout for you all.  I absolutely love the All of Me cut file and I knew immediately that I wanted to see it in black with gold ink splatters on it, so with that for the basis of my layout I set out to find a picture of my husband and I!  I ended up printing one that wasn't the best quality, but that I loved anyway, so I just kept it black and white and made it a very small photo, that way the title could really take centre stage.  I love the idea of adding other textures on my layouts so I used some beautiful striped ribbon to compliment my page.  I fussy cut out a cute little bird from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection.  I loved how well those Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the Indigo Hills collection matched with all my colours so I added lots of those too!  I absolutely love how well a tiny photo tucks in around my big title, it brings a feeling of cohesion and unity to all the elements going on in my layout.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video on my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together and to see what happens when you have a terrible accident while scrapping!





Heart Love shaker cards February 02, 2017 07:00

These heart cards are just perfect to make into shaker cards!

I cut  out two of the files from white cardstock and backed some of the areas with patterned paper.  



Instead of using acetate sheets, I use some photo protectors (which are already pockets!) and filled them with sequins and bits and then stitched them closed.  I trimmed off any excess acetate.


I used a mix of sizes and colors of sequins and a few pinches of gold glitter as well...

Super simple and cute cards for Valentine's Day!  Hope you enjoyed!



XOXO | Camp Buddies | Michelle Whorwood February 01, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans! 

Michelle here with a new layout - inspired by LOVE.  There are so many new gorgeous cut files coming in store in February all dedicated to love this month.  Here is my layout featuring two of the cut files.

Firstly, I cut out the 'XO Background 3' cut file on white cardstock and then layered patterned paper under two of the XOs for added interest.  I then cut out the row of hearts from the 'Love Actually' cut file on patterned paper and layered them at the bottom of my photo.  I then added lots of layers and embellishments on my page!  I really wanted to document this photo of my daughter and a friend from where we have our caravan. I thought it was super sweet and a perfect candid shot of the two of them together.  

Some close ups:

Cut files used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you are enjoying the design teams' layouts featuring the new 'love' cut files in store. 

Valentine garland January 31, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a fun little garland banner I put together to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  Ever since we packed away the Christmas décor, my little girl has been begging to decorate for Valentine's Day.  Rather than go out and buy decorations, I knew I could put my crafting supplies to work, to make something special and unique.  Involving my daughter in the making process, was an added bonus, and one that we both certainly enjoyed!

I dug into the Just Nick 'archives' for this project, to work with the Candy Heart digital file released last year.  I simply can't think of Valentine's Day without images of sweet little pastel colored conversation hearts popping into my head.  So, the idea for a banner inspired by these sugary treats, was born.

I knew that we would cut the hearts out of varying shades and colors of pastel cardstock, backing each one in red to mimic the text on a conversation heart.  However, to make our garland a bit more special, we decided to turn each 'candy' heart into a shaker.

To make each shaker element, I went to my trashcan to repurpose some clam shell packaging for the transparent element.  I used a permanent marker to trace my heart design onto the plastic, then simply cut inside the traced line to ensure a perfect fit.

I used scor-tape to secure my transparent piece to the backside of each diecut heart, then surrounded the negative text portion of each design, with a border of foam adhesive.  When completing this step, make sure to leave no gaps between the pieces of foam tape, ensuring the contents of your shaker won't escape.

Once you've created your 'well' and filled it with your shaking element (in my case, this was seed beads), you are ready to adhere the solid red heart to the backside.

To turn my pile of pretty hearts into a banner, I simply punched a hole on the right and left side of each heart and threaded them all onto a length of twine.

This colorful display looks so sweet strung across my daughter's bedroom door, and she is so thrilled that she took part in the making!

There are loads of new love themed files in the Just Nick store, and lots more to come!  We hope you'll share with us all of the lovely things you are creating with them!


Cut files used:

Candy Hearts

#lucky January 30, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here and I'm gonna be sharing my third layout for this month.

I used Ring around my heart and Heart is full background cut files. I used a mixture of watercolors and gelatos to add color to the layout and lots of fussy cutting using papers from an old Clique Kits.

I converted my photo to B&W since I wanted to do a very light, pastel color palette 

I resized both cut files according to my preferred size and used a blue patterned paper to mat the smallest one of the cut files.

I just love how this turned out

I hope you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!

Cut files used:

Ring Around My Heart Background

Heart Is Full Background

Happy crafting,

You Make My Heart Smile | Yvette Weber January 28, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! It's Yvette back with you, and today I'm sharing a Valentino's layout I made using one of the fabulous new cut files in the shop. My first thought were to use the Heart is Full Background by backing all of the hearts with several different patterned paper, but decided to go a different route.


You Make My Heart Smile...

I first cut the Heart is Full background from white cardstock....I then heat embossed a mixture of Red and Gold embossing powder onto the cut file, back a few of the hearts using Pink Paislee-Take Me Away Collection and back the entire cut file with vellum.

Here's a few close-ups of my layout...

I created a cluster on the bottom left corner of my photo using a few chipboard pieces with some stickers and place several of the gold hearts stickers randomly to the left of my photo.

 I used the cut file phrase you make my heart smile  for my title, I knew it would be perfect for this page with my husband and I together.

Thanks for stopping by :)  
I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files!   

Follow Your Heart it Knows the Way January 27, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm using the fantastic Going My Way background cut file.  I mean, who doesn't love arrows!  I love how these arrows are all intersecting, it's such a funky looking cut file!  I cut it out of white cardstock and put it over a woodgrain background.  I just love the look of a white cut file over top of woodgrain paper :)  I can't get enough of it, and these arrows fit perfectly with my theme!  I also used lots of the older Crate Paper Journey collection as well to really accent my theme!  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see how I made this layout!




Some people | Laureen Wagener January 26, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

it's Laureen back with you and I am excited to share my layout for today.

For my layout I used the "Some people" cut file which I had in my library for ages but never got around to use it - until now.

I used my Silhouette to draw it out for me shifted to the left edge and then began piercing holes - a whole lot of tiny holes. After that I used my watercolor pencils in orange, yellow and a nude to fill in the cut file.

Then I searched for thread in matching colors to go along with the colors.

I wanted to trash this a MILLION times during stitching - all those itty bitty spots and it didn't look like anything I had imagined.

After I finished all the stitching I acutally began liking it - this layout really grew on me. Before I started I already knew I would use a big picture on the right and create some sort of border in the middle to cover up the edge of the picture.

I fuzzy cut a lot of florals from the Felicity Jane Maggie kit and layered them in the middle of my page.

At first I thought I would use other embellishments from the kit as well but nothing really felt right so I didn't use any extra embellishments - but I think because of the large amount of stitching and the big picture no embellishments were needed.


I truly hope you enjoyed todays inspiration and bring out your needle -

have a great day!


Cut files used:

Some people


Summer Days | Sunny Days | Michelle Whorwood January 25, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone 

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you today.  It is summer time here in NZ so I have been away on holiday creating family memories at our caravan.  Today, I am sharing a layout with 3 photos  of my girls taking part in some camp ground activities.

To create the circles on my layout I actually had kept some of the negative cut out circles from the Wheels in Motion Cut file from a previous layout I had created.  I usually like to keep anything I can and reuse them - especially circles as they are so handy to add to layouts.  

Ive added lots of layering elements to my page and to add to the embellishments on my page, the elements in the Sunny Days  cut file set was perfect for summer photos. I cut them out on white cardstock and then tucked them in and around my photos to create some interest and texture on my page.  They stand out really well against my misting on my background too.  

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share! Til next time ...

Lots of Love January 24, 2017 07:00

Hello everyone! Today, I have a pretty layout to share with you using the "Lots of Love" cut file and January Clique Kit! I love this cut file and used it a few different ways on this layout. It's been a long time since I used a large photo on my layout so this month, I challenged myself to do just that...

I first cut the Love  words then used the naked piece of the cut to trace the word love all over the patterned paper at the top half of the layout. I used a Bic 0.7 pen so the lines would be a little darker and more visibly to the eyes.

Then I used Gluedots to add the "love" letters cut from the same cut file to the photo. I used a ruler and a fine tip pen to add faux stitching to the cut file.

Here are some close-ups:

The tags and word banners are printables from the January Clique Kit.

Products: January Clique Kit, Patterned Paper: Stickers: Crate Paper, Sticker Alphas: Bella Blvd., Enamel Dots: Crate Paper, Digital Cut file: Just Nick Studio, Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette of America, Ribbon: May Arts, Other: Gluedots, Pen.
Thanks for stopping by today! We still have some of these kits left to purchase in the Clique Kits shop! Click here if you're interest. 

Christmas Kitty January 23, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today on the blog and I wanted to share a layout of my kitty Sheldon relaxing under the Christmas tree.  This is his safe place when he wants to get away from my puppy Syd because I have a gate so that the puppy can't go in the living room.

I chose the Nordic 3 Background and cut it out on a 12 X 12 piece of white card stock and then cut away the middle section.  On the blue plaid paper, I added a large photo and added the white card stock on top and machine stitched around the edge of the layout.  

For the title, I cut out the Lower Outline Alphas on some green plaid paper and outlined them with a black felt tip pen to make them stand out more.

 Finally I embellished with some flair buttons, some ephemera pieces, some felt bows and enamel dots and voila! 

I absolutely love the texture that the Nordic 3 Background gives the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Just Nick shop for these and many more fabulous cut files.

Cut Files Used On Layout

Lower Case Outline Alpha

Nordic Background 3

"Love" altered canvas January 21, 2017 12:48

Hello loves!

It's Donna here to share my second project for January 2017! 

For a change, I used a canvas panel (it's flat) as my base instead of a 12x12 cardstock. I used a couple of cut files in making my project.

Since the canvas is already prepped with gesso, I went ahead with adding colors as background or base to my design. I used a mix of gelatos, watercolors and PITT artist pencils

I also used the hearts left from the original background cut file.

I doodled around the hearts using a black Micron pen. This is to make the scattered hearts to still stand out. 

I layered 3 pcs of the word "love" to add depth without adding too much height.

I hope my altered canvas inspired you to create today!

Cut files used:

Lots of Love

Heart to Heart Background 2

Happy crafting,


Pedal & Go- Go My Way cut file January 20, 2017 07:30

Hello everyone!

When I saw the "Going My Way" cut file in the store, I thought it had a lot of movement to it, and I had the perfect photo to go with it: a photo of my daughter learning to ride her bike.



I decided to do the cut file on white and the background white as well, but I added a bit of mixed media to the back ground.

I added lots of bits of colored paper to the negative spaces of the cut file.

Because of the detail of the cut file, I did just little embellishment.

I stitched over my journaling strips and parts of the file to accent the design.

Check out all the other awesome background files in the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Snow Wonderful | NordicBackground January 19, 2017 06:00

Hi everyone.  Heather Leopard is here doing what I love most...playing with background cut files! This one in particular is the Nordic Background.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

I altered this cut file just a tad, removing the x's that are part of the cut file so that I could hand stitch them instead.  Then I enlarged it to cover the entire page, removing the lower portion since that was going to be covered by patterned paper.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

Next, I separated the cut file and traced the outline of one of the snowflakes and offset it just slightly, making it a tad bit larger than the background cut.  I cut the outlined snowflake out of different patterned papers and adhered them here and there to the back of the large cut file.

Snow Wonderful Nordic Background Scrapbooking layout by @heatherleopard

That's just my way of using cut files (like Nordic Background) to make unique layouts.

Winter Wonderland January 18, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

Marcia here today with another winter layout. This time I used with the amazing Nordic Background 2 digital cut file. I just love the warm, comfy feel of that Nordic pattern with my winter photos. It's very... hygge (Yes, I learned a new word!)  In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Take a look at my layout and you will see what I mean ...

I wanted this layout to coordinate with another layout I did at the end of December using the Nordic Background cut file, but yet I wanted it to be slightly different. The Nordic pattern of this cut file is divided into 2 triangles. I decided to arrange these at the top and bottom of my layout and create some white space on the right side. Using pennant flags reinforced the triangle pattern.  Here are some close-ups...

I love adding some machine stitching over this Nordic pattern for texture.

Here is the background cut file I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay warm and cozy!

Happy Aussie Day 2016 | Tarrah McLean January 17, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout featuring one of my favourite background cut files found under 'Our Cut Files'!  It's Australia Day here in Oz next week so I decided to document one of last year's photos from that day of my youngest holding our flag before we hung it on our balcony. 

The Bits and Pieces star background was a perfect background cut file to use as a base for this layout. I tried to slightly replicate our flag in the papers I backed the cut file with and I am happy with how it turned out.

I used lots of different Thickers that I have had in my stash forever to make up my title! I also used other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my layout as well. I love to use up stuff I have been hoarding forever...it feels great to finally find a home for it!   

Those chipboard stars are from Pink Paislee and the flair and washi tape are from a small embellishment store in Australia. I included some hidden journalling on my layout this time, its on the tag tucked into that little bag.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! Do you have a celebration coming up that you want to document? I am sure there would be an awesome cut file or 2 in the Just Nick store that would suit your theme perfectly! Check them out, they are gorgeous! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Fall Memories | Laureen Wagener January 16, 2017 07:00

Hi friends -

long time no see, right?! I am really happy to be back on the blog today with a new project for Background week.

I was assigned to create a project using any background file - so the search began.

I have a ridiculous amount of cut files and over half of them are background ones - but you can never have too many - right?! So after searching for a rather long time I thought I had found one - I worked on the page and it came out not really looking good.

New search, new cut file and this page was created - I used the new Going my way background and simply cut it out of a patterned paper from Take me away by Pink Paislee and Paige Evans.

I turned it at a diagonal and created layers and layers behind my picture using the Outfitters collection by Pink Paislee.

My title is made up out of small letter stickers and a die-cut. Because I kept my embellishing around my photo with all the layers, the cut file still stands out.

To finish up the page I adhered my white cardstock to the backside of the same patterned paper I cut my arrows out of. By then I had already adhered everything and couldn't use my sewing machine around the edges, so I simply handstitched a border around.


That's it for my post today,

enjoy Background week - there are amazing projects coming your way!

xo, Laureen


Cut file used:

Going my way Background

Meet our January GDT + freebie time! January 13, 2017 07:00

Happy New Year! It's time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!

Today, we have the talented Aleksandra Gadji sharing her talents with us.


Hi everyone! I am Alex from Sweden. I am 35 years old, passionate software engineer, mom to two adorable kids and wife to the most wonderful man on earth. Yep, I am a lucky woman :-) I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born, 8 years ago. Over the years, scrapbooking has become so much more than just  a hobby and I am thrilled to be here and share this passion of mine with you <3

We asked Alex to share some projects with us using whichever cut files she was inspired to use from the store!

Check out what she sent us:


 I fell in love with the big "Live Simply" cut file. I adore the big cloud, the hearts and the mix of fonts. I chose to keep it large and use it in white against darker background. I backed up the "dream big" part to make it stand out. That's something I really want my children to remember: to dare to have big dreams.


I didn't want to steal too much attention from the cut file, so I kept my design simple and only played with small, cute embellishments, adding them on top and around the beautiful text.

 Cut file used: Live Simply


Butterfly and hearts. It doesn't get cuter than that! The second I saw them, I knew that I had to use them for a layout with my sweet, little girl. I played with the offset function to create three different sizes of the butterfly background and layered them on top of each other.


I cut the infinity hearts in a matching patterned paper and used it to frame my photo. To make my title stand out a little more, I used a sketch pen first before cutting it out. I love how well these cut files work together.

Cut files used: Butterfly Background, Girl Power, Infinity Hearts Frames

This month, you can grab the Butterfly Background for FREE now until midnight CST on January 31, 2016 using the code: BUTTERFREE at checkout.

Thank you so much to Alex for joining us on the blog today!

You can follow more of her work here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agadji/

blog: http://colorsofalex.blogspot.se/

Thanks again for stopping by our blog and have a great weekend!

Let Your Light Shine | Yvette Weber January 12, 2017 07:00

Happy New Year Just Nick friends!

It's Yvette back with you today! There are so many fabulous Christmas cut files in the shop to choose from, so when I saw the Tree Trio 2 I knew it would be perfect to document our visit to Rockefeller Center to see the amazing Christmas tree!

Let Your Light Shine

I decided to start my page by cutting several trees  in three different sizes using the beautiful Merry & Bright collection from Fancy Pants...I added patterned paper in a darker color to the upper half and to the bottom half I added some paint spatters. 

Here's a few close-ups...

     I  then created a staggered design by overlapping each tree slightly as I went horizontally across my page. I wanted to keep the embellishments very simple, so I added a flair, a few puffy stickers and some pieces from the ephemera pack!  

I love adding foam tape or dots underneath my photo, embellishments and cut files...I love the shadows this creates.

Here you can see I added a few stamp snowflakes.

I finished the layout off by using another cut file for my title Let Your Light Shine ! I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files!  

Thanks for stopping By! 

Cut Files use: Tree Trio 2 ; Let Your Light Shine

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!


Spring page with the Loopy Doop cut file January 10, 2017 07:00

Hey everyone!  I have recently been scrapping a lot of winter/Christmas pages, so I felt like I needed to bust out some more spring like photos and papers.

When I saw the "Loopy Doop" cut file, it reminded me of Easter eggs, so It was a great match for my Easter/Spring photos.


I worked with Paige Evans "Take Me Away" collection for Pink Paislee, which has some beautiful pastel colors perfect for spring.


I actually cut the file in about a 6x6 size, cut 3 copies, and trimmed off some of the incomplete loops.  I filled some of the loops with bits of paper to match my background.  


I layered my photos with some mixed media sheets, and decorated with some pretty floral acetate pieces and chipboard.


Hope this post warms you up and gets you thinking about spring!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can watch my whole process below! 



04/29/2017 January 09, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone. I have another layout to share with you. Yes, another "Love" layout. I apologize now. I figured I better get a head's start on creating layouts for my sister using her engagement photos before she starts throwing hints at me. I am surprised she hasn't asked me yet. LOL.

The January Clique Kit is the perfect kit for scrapping engagement photos. For this layout, I used the "Love" cut file from Just Nick's Shop. You can purchase it here! I love scrapping in a grid. It's super easy to do and it's so much fun decorating the squares with bits and pieces of embellishments found in my stash or kit. :)

I stamped the 04/29 on the back of a scrap piece of paper and created my own little banner so that I could use the "2017" flair. That is the date these two little love birds are getting married.

I love the little word label printables that came with the Clique Kits. They make great fillers for just about any project. I can always find a good use for them.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Captured | Word Cut Files | Michelle Whorwood January 07, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone,

Michelle here with a new layout to share with you.  This week some of the design team have all been sharing layouts featuring 'words'.  For my layout I decided I wanted to combine several word cut files and create a wall paper effect down the right handside of my page. I did this by setting out the cut files I wanted to use on my Silhouette template as this gave me the perfect spacing for my page.

I really like using lots of words on my layout to convey the theme or feeling I have about my photo.  I first used the Marquee Alpha cut file to create the 'HELLO' and then combined it with the Girl Power cut file.   I really liked the mix of fonts and flowers on this set  so I ungrouped the file and rearranged it on my page.  I then cut it out on wood grain patterned paper and added it to my page in the negative spaces I added some embellishments to my page. I then added my photo to the left of the word wallpaper and added some more embellishments as well. 

Some close ups

Thanks for visiting the Just Nick blog today!  I hope you have enjoyed my layout showcasing some of the word cut files in the shop - we are super lucky to have so many amazing word cut files to choose from here. 


Word themed Cards | Jaclyn Rench January 06, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick friends!  I hope you have been enjoying all of the creative ways the design team has been working words into their projects this week.  I used the theme to challenge myself to create a couple of cards with a focus on the text.

The obvious choice for me, would have been to default to the slew of great card sentiment designs available in the Just Nick store.  However, since I was looking for a bit of a challenge, I instead, scanned my library for some page title designs that could easily double as my card's greeting.

 My search quickly landed me on the Friends Become cut file.

This title piece makes such a statement on it's own, with it's placement of words and combination of fonts, that a simple stamped, embossed and watercolored background are all that is needed to make a big impact. 

I cut a second version of the title out of kraft cardstock, which creates a subtle shadow, to ensure the text is set apart from the bold backdrop.

I decided to mix up the style of this next card and go for something a little more cute.  The You make my heart smile design, lent itself to a handful of smiling hearts, to act as a backdrop to the card's sentiment.

Cutting the word 'heart' out of pink cardstock and layering it atop the original cut design, makes it the center of attention.

If you've downloaded any of Nicole's awesome page title designs, I hope this will inspire you to give them a second go round.  Perhaps this time, they will find a home on a smaller, card-sized canvas!


Cut files used:

Friends Become

You make my heart smile

Season's Giving WINNER! January 05, 2017 18:00

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Season's Givings blog hop this year! We received so many wonderful compliments and comments - THANK YOU!


We chose a random winner from all the comments left here on the blog:

"Kate B on January 02, 2017 01:44
Happy 2017! What a great way to start off the new year with all this inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!"

Congrats Kate B!
Please contact us at: justnickshop@gmail.com and we will get you shopping!

Let It SNOW! January 05, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone, Heather Leopard is here with another version of word play this week.  I'm still working on my December Memories album, which isn't a typical album but rather a Traveler's Notebook.

Snow Traveler's Notebook by Heather Leopard

I chose to use the word "SNOW" from the Holiday Words cut file and mixed in 2 cuts of the Snowflake background as a base for my photos.

So there you have it. One single chosen word turned this mini layout into a snow lover's paradise! It sparked the idea for the snowflake background and is adorned with snowy embellishments.

Wonderful Memories January 04, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! Happy new year! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing my very first layout for 2017.

Last July, my family decided it was time to add a new addition to our family so we got a Golden Retriever puppy that we named Syd. Everyone was ecstatic about it except for my cat Sheldon. For this layout, I wanted to document the day we brought Syd home when he was eight weeks old and how my son was so excited to bring this adorable ball of fluff home.  

The challenge was to use a word, sentiment or phrase so I chose the Word 3 cut file and cut out the words "wonderful" and "memories" on my Silhouette Cameo and used them for my title.  

I hope you enjoyed my layout.  I know these photos are very precious to me because my son isn't too keen about getting his photo taken and these were some candid shots.

Have a great day and happy creating!

Cut File Used:

Word 3