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Spring | Yvette Weber April 29, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans! It's Yvette here today!  This week it's all about Spring and I chose this photo of Max helping his dad in the garden (okay playing!) I always have a difficult time choosing just one cut file to work with, so for this layout I combined three of Nicole's amazing cut files the Spring Words, Butterfly Background 2 and the Doodle Frames!

Here are the cut files I used on my layout....

I enlarged the right frame from the doodle frames set and cut it from light blue cardstock, then place onto both white and pink cardstock which I used as my base and stitched around the perimeter.  

     I decided to used all of the words in the spring words cut file on my page and cut it from several different pattern papers using the Jillibean Soup-Souper Celebration collection. 

I created a little cluster on the top right hand corner of my photo by tucking some of the die cut flowers from the Souper Celebration collection underneath, along with a stamp flower, and cutting apart a few butterflies from the butterfly background 2 cut file and adding one to the top.      

I couldn't resist added a couple more butterflies and added one to bottom left hand corner of my photo and the other to the top left hand corner of my layout.  

A few paint splashes and some journaling finish off my layout!

Thanks for stopping by :)

  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files! 


Bloom with Doodle Flowers April 28, 2017 07:02

Hi everyone!  This week we are celebrating SPRING on the blog!  One of my favorite things to do is spruce up the front steps with some potted flowers, and last year I had a little helper.

 

This Doodle Flowers cut file has a bunch of perfect little flowers for layering and adding some dimension to your page!

Doodle Flowers

 

I sketched out some wonky circle lines in Silhouette Studio and used that to create my own sketchy circle background.  

Once I had my photo layers done, I added a few embellishments from the kit I was working with and then cut a whole bunch of flowers from the Doodle Flower set from different colored papers.

An easy way to make a page look springy is with lots of flowers!

Thanks for joining me today and HAPPY SPRING!


Details | Jaclyn Rench April 27, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today. 

In my opinion, nothing screams spring more than a bounty of pretty flowers, am I right?!  So, when assigned with the task of deriving inspiration from Spring, my first stop was to scan my Just Nick library for a favorite floral design.  I quickly settled on the Floral and Fauna 1 cut file, as I was drawn to it's clean, bold and graphic nature.

I chose two of my favorite flowers from the cut file and sized them to around a 3.5" diameter before cutting them from a variety of pretty patterned papers.

I divided my page background in two, along the diagonal, and sprinkled my cut florals along that divide.  My pictures and journaling were nestled in among the top right edge and bottom left edge of the flowers, to tie all of my page elements together.

I layered some florals atop of one another and dressed up each one with buttons, enamel dots and/or pearls.  Those extra details really make the diecut designs extra special and give them quite a presence on the page.

If it's springtime in your part of the world, we'd love to see the spring inspired pages you're making with your favorite Just Nick designs.  We hope you'll share those with us on social media by tagging your creations with #Justnickstudio .

Cut file used:


Hello Spring | Tarrah McLean April 26, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you.....all week we are celebrating Spring here on the Just Nick blog by sharing our Spring themed projects using the awesome Just Nick Studio cut files

I pulled out some REALLY old Bella Blvd products for this layout...I love the pastel colours and how much they remind me of Easter as its currently not Spring in Australia...its currently Autumn!

This is the Just Nick Studio cut file I used on this layout....the Hello Spring title.

That gorgeous thin multi-coloured stripe paper was the paper I decided to cut the Hello Spring title out of....I just love how this turned out....better than expected! I added a few embellishments to the title to help decorate the layout a little bit more and add interest..  

 

My niece is an absolute bundle of gorgeous! She is SO photogenic...perfect for this scrapbooker....hopefully she will appreciate me creating these layouts for her one day!

In this photo, she was posing a new outfit that her parents had bought for her, she is only age 1 in this photo but already a pro at posing lol! As the outfit has bumblebees on it, the photo was perfect for this layout!

That bumblebee chipboard sticker had to make its way on this layout since there were bees on Amelia's outfit and its her nickname too!! I really like how this layout turned out....I literally cut the title first and then decided on a photo, added some other small bits of paper and embellishments and the layout was complete! Super quick one this time! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! I hope you have been enjoying the Spring inspiration from us? Why not check out the Just Nick Studio store for some cut files that would suit your next project?

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Best Mom | Laureen Wagener April 25, 2017 07:00

Hi friends - Laureen back on the blog!

Today I was assigned to create a project inspired by Spring and I immediatly knew which photo to scrap.


It was my birthday on the 16th of April and we went to the zoo where they had beautiful trees in full bloom all over the place and my mom and I took a few pictures standing by one of the trees. So of course it had to be one of those pictures - because trees in bloom are always screaming: IT'S SPRING!


I scrolled through my cut files from Just Nick and found the beautiful Floral Swag cut file and noticed I had never used it before.
I wanted to make this the focal element of my page so I enlarged it as much as possible and cut it out of the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh my Heart paper.



The open space in the cut file was backed with vellum, as I like the softened effect that gives. Now I've been a bad girl and just noticed as I am writing this post, that I used a few additional cut files that aren't for sale yet. You will be able to snag them next month ;)


I adhered a strip of a wooden paper, because the page looked super naked without it. On top I stuck down my cut file element on some foam squares. I really like the effect that gives - as if the picture is peeking out of the florals.



I embellished with a few chipboard flowers and scattered tons of enamel dots around my page. I am really loving that look lately and may be doing that for several new layouts.

I hope you like todays inspiration!

Onto the next time - happy crafting!

xo, Laureen
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Cut files used:
Floral Swag
Stems 4 ( coming your way next month - so be on the lookout for that)

 


Glorious Moment April 24, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! It's Think Spring week at Just Nick. Lee-Anne here today sharing a layout of my daughter and her passion for flowers and gardening. 

I chose the Posie Swag cut file for this layout.

The cut file was cut out on white textured card stock with my electronic cutting machine. As you can see, I hand stitched around the entire design. I'm not going to lie, this took several hours, but I really enjoy hand stitching and find it to be very relaxing. It takes me back to my old cross stitching days before I discovered scrapbooking. 

After the hand stitching was completed, I painted/watercolored the flowers with a water brush and a pink Gelato (Bubble Gum) as well as the leaves and stems with a green Gelato (Lime Green) and then I added the die cut swag on top of a pink water colored background piece of white card stock.To complete the layout, I embellished with some die cuts, enamel dots, paint splatters and some handwritten journaling for more of a personal touch.  

Here are some fussy cut flowers, hearts and my title.

I am really loving the hand stitching trend and am on a stitching binge at the moment. It was fun to create this layout. I hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Posie Swag cut file and hundreds more digital cut files in the Just Nick shop.  Have a lovely day!

 

 


Together | Michelle Whorwood April 22, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! 

Michelle here with a new layout featuring the Butterfly Background 2 cut file.  As soon as I saw this file I wanted to use on it a layout as it is so pretty and whimsical. We recently had this family photo taken at my youngest daughters' 5th birthday party and I wanted a cut file that would frame my photo and add some background detail which the butterflies do perfectly.  Here is my layout:

I wanted to make my layout as pretty and whimsical as possible so I added a bit of mixed media to my background patterned paper by using a Shimmers Raspberry Sherbert Paste-eez texture paste applied with a credit card as well as adding some mint and gold mist.  I then added the Butterfly cut file cut out on white cardstock and then added some navy patterned paper to the larger butterflies.  I love the way the butterflies look on the textured background and how the white pops on it as well.  I then added some layers of pink, mint and yellow patterned papers and ephemera from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection and then matted the patterned paper background back onto some white cardstock and added some machine stitching to create more texture to my page. 

Close ups:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you have enjoyed my layout using this gorgeous butterflies background.

 

 


Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00

Hello hello hello!  It's Cat here back with another layout!  I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!.  I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper.  I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing!  I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file.  My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre.  The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!

 

 


Bubble Blowing Fun | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 20, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! Marcia here today. I have an awesome layout to share today. This one has a photo of my daughter at 15. She had just learned how to blow bubbles with her bubble gum. Of course, after learning how, she was chewing gum and blowing bubbles all the time. I thought it would be fun to use lots of circles in my design to put the emphasis on the bubbles. I selected the Protozoa Background and selectively backed only a few of the circles.

I used a sheet of acetate to back my cut file. The acetate sheet had lots of colorful circles on it as well. I created my title by mixing the Outline Alpha  and the Script Font digital cut files. I backed the outline alpha letters with a marbled pattern paper that reminded me of bubble gum.

Here is a closer look...

I framed my photo with the Round and Round cut file, adding even more circles to my design.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

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


Springy Cards April 19, 2017 09:37

Hey friends!

Melissa here with you today and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you a couple of cards. They ooze Spring with some fun, bright colors and, as I sit here typing this, I really need to stare at them longer because it is a dark, drizzly day in the pacific northwest. 

Alright, let's not waste any time! Here is card number one

Gah, I just love Nicole's background cut files! I really do find joy in figuring out how to adapt those files to the smaller scale of cards. Sometimes it's super easy and other times, like this one, it gets a little tricky. 

I used the Protozoa Background for this card. It already had a thin and lacy feel to it and when I shrunk it down for my card, it was soooooo fragile! But, taking my time to take it off the cut mat was so worth it because I love the fun and playful rhythm it bring to this happy card. Here is a little close up...

Just a little tip... this cut file did not cut out clean. If you look reeeeeally closely, you'll see some little tears and pieces. Sometimes you just have to let it go and embrace the imperfections. :) 

Alright, here is the second card..

For this fun card, I used lots of washi tape and another fun background cut file. It was really simple... almost too simple... to put this card together. I grabbed some washi and just laid it on, row and after row. Once the card base was filled, I topped it with this cut file. I did resize the cut file a bit. It originally is circles and I warped it a bit to make ovals. 

This card only needed a few embellishments so as not to overwhelm the washi background.

Here is a little close-up

Thank you for joining me today!

Here is a list of the cut files used:

Protozoa Background

Simple Circle Background


Hello Love April 18, 2017 07:00

Hi everybody. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout. Every once in a while, I like to get messy and when I say messy, I really mean it. By the time I completed this layout, my fingers were stained purple and teal. What a pretty combination! 

For this layout, I used the Kaleidoscope cut file. This looks so pretty inked up.

I decided to use the digital cut file as a stencil and embellishment for my layout.

I used Clique Kit's April kit to decorate my layout once the mist was dry.

I used a few floral stamps by Altenew complete the layout. The layout looked like it needed more so I pulled out my stamps and started stamping and cutting the images from patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a great week!


Hello, my love April 17, 2017 07:48

Hello!

Donna here sharing a layout using one of the newest cut files in the Just Nick Studio store. 

I missed a post last time because my computer broke and the Silhouette studio software kept on crashing on hubby's computer. But I finally got my computer and Silhouette running!!! And hubby got me a new printer too!! I have to figure out how to set it up first but I am excited!

Now onto my layout. I used this beautiful Butterfly background 2 cut file and added color to it using Prima Marketing Inc watercolors

I created a border around the white cardstock by cutting different lengths and widths of paper strips from my Clique Kits April "Jellybean" kit.

To create a unified look, I chose colors similar from the strips of papers. I only adhered the middle part of the butterfly cut file and lifted the wings for a bit of height

I brushed black watercolor to the alpha stickers to make it stand out against the colorful background.

Then I clustered the hearts around the layers of photo and messy thread

That's all from me today, I hope you liked my project!

Cut file used: Butterfly background 2

Happy crafting,


Yay | Tarrah McLean April 15, 2017 07:00

Happy Easter Just Nick friends!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today! I have a new layout to share with you but believe it or not, its not Easter themed! It's a birthday themed layout I am sharing this week as we are all using words/sentiment cut files on our projects!

I combined two different cut file sets from the Just Nick store for this layout...I used the candles and the balloons included in the Birthday sentiments set below.....  

I decided to add my photos as a photo strip this time...I really like this look whenever I have a few photos I want to include as a series. The skinny photos means you can layer and tuck embellishments and cut files in and around the photos!

and the Make a Wish and Yay words from the Card sentiments 1 set.

These photos were taken at my little guy's 4th birthday a couple of years ago...he absolutely LOVES cake of any kind and that is what he gets most excited about at birthday parties! Even his own!

The Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio was perfect for this layout...the Just Nick cut files match with this collection perfectly!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio blog today! Check out the cut files available in the Just Nick store now!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Meet our April Guest Designer + FREEBIE time! April 14, 2017 07:00

 Meet our April Guest Designer - Annelie Maddock! 

We asked Annelie to create a few projects with whichever of our cut files she was inspired to use and look what she sent us!

Here is what Annelie had to say about her project:

On this page I used the "Sprinkle Background". I made it a bit smaller, then used it as a mask with texture paste. It's something I do often, I just LOVE the dimension it gives on the page.

  

For my title I used the word "together" from the "You Make My Heart Smile" cutfile. Adore that font so much! I cut it out on white cardstock, then used mist to make it fit in with the many colours on this page!

Cut files used:

You Make My Heart Smile

Sprinkle Background

Annelie also sent us this fun summery page!

I am totally addicted to background files! For this LO I used the "Little Black Dots" background, but as you can see on MY page it became a rainbow background!

 

Then, because it's a summery LO I used the sun & clouds from the "Sunny Days" file. To make them stand out on my page I did some faux stitching.

Cut files used:

Little Black Dots Background

Sunny Days

Great projects, right!? We would love to see what you can envision with the Little Black Dots cut file so we are giving it away this month for FREE!

Just use the code: DOTSFREE at checkout and it's all yours!

Code only valid until April 30, 2017 at midnight CST.

 

Thanks so much to Annelie Maddock for guesting for us this month!

To see more of Annelie's work, you can find her here:

Blog: http://swewi.wordpress.com/

Scrapbook gallery: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/483743.html/

Instagram username is: scrappinswewi (http://instagram.com/scrappinswewi

Pintrest: https://nz.pinterest.com/swewi/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/annelie.maddock

 

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for some fun stuff in the upcoming weeks!


Bloom | Jaclyn Rench April 13, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here today. This week the Design Team is zeroing in on the many words and sentiment designs available in the Just Nick store.  This was a fun challenge for me, as I love typography and making my titles stand out on a page.

Spring is in full bloom here in Ohio and even though my allergies might not agree, I am enjoying the pretty blossoms that are popping up all over my yard.  Since many of these flowers only last a short season, I can't resist capturing them on film.  These pretty pictures were inspiring me, so I went to my Just Nick library to pair with them, the perfect title.

The brushstroke style of letters featured in the Good Vibes file immediately caught my eye.  There are four different sentiments included in this cut design. I chose the word 'Bloom', as it was a perfect match to the story I wanted to tell.

As you'll note, the sentiments in this file are encompassed within a circle.  I chose to eliminate the circle portion of the design, as did so simply by 'releasing the compound path' on that portion of the file and sizing the remaining text accordingly.

I couldn't make a flowery, spring-like page without including some of my favorite Just Nick floral designs.  I cut a few different shapes and sizes of the Doodle Flowers out of neutral patterns and sprinkled them throughout my design.  Layering and embellishing each flower gives them presence but still allows the pictures and title to take center stage.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! 

Cut Files used:

Good Vibes

Doodle Flowers


Dream Big | Laureen Wagener April 12, 2017 07:00

Hi cut file fans -

today it's Laureen back on the blog featuring a new layout using a gorgeous cut file from the store - Dream Big.

It was my task to finish up a project focusing on word art or phrases from the store - which belong to my favorites!!

I just got some new Altenew stamps and wanted to incorporate them into my new layout, they were the perfect little add-on to my minimal layout. I just am loving how this one came together and turned out!

I let my Silhouette draw the design for me and then pierced holes all around - and then same procedure as always - just stitch with white thread and your needle.

The design stitching was rather quick and easy and then it was time to embellish.
As I already said, I wanted to keep it to a minimum to really focus on my stitching and the word art, so I just stamped three flowers, stems and black and white accents and arranged them in a triangle - which finished off my page.

I hope you enjoyed this and like the layout -
I will be back on the blog later this month!

Happy crafting -

Laureen
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Cut files used:

Dream Big


Enjoy The Moment April 11, 2017 07:00

Hello Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing another layout. For this project, it's all about words and/or sentiments. Yesterday was National 
Sibling Day and I wanted to scrap a layout of my two older kiddos who have always been exceptionally close and still are today.  

I chose the sentiment "Enjoy The Moment" for my page.  For good measure, I also used the File Folders cut file that I cut twice on patterned paper and placed one behind the photo and the other behind the felt flower. 

The black title of my project, was cut on black card stock with my electronic cutting machine.  To give it more of a dimensional look, I cut it out five times, stacked them and glued them down with a liquid glue pen. I think black titles make multi-colored layouts pop and I love the contrast.

The circle technique was inspired by a class that my friend and Just Nick owner, Nicole Nowosad taught at Crop & Create Calgary last month. I love this technique!

Here are the cut files I used from the Just Nick store:

Enjoy The Moment

File Folders

Be sure to check out the Just Nick shop for these designs and hundreds more for all your paper crafting projects. Have a wonderful, creative day!


#funtimes #captured April 10, 2017 07:57 1 Comment

This week on the blog we are focusing on using sentiment and phrase cut files.  I created this boyish page, so I wanted something to go along with the theme, and I thought the hashtags cut file was a good match. But this file could be used with so many type of page.

Hashtags 1

 

I used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this page.  On the background, I cut out a large diamond shape from a piece of patterned paper with diamonds on it. I wanted to mimic an argyle pattern, so I machine stitched and hand stitched some larger diamonds to the right.  

 

 

I fussy cut out some of the smaller diamonds and scattered them on the page.

Just a few layers around my photo and some splatters on the background, too.

 I also used the negative space of the diamond to write my journaling and scattered a few more embellies around the page.

 

Take a browse through the shop and check out all the great phrases and fonts available!


Hello Gorgeous | Michelle Whorwood April 07, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Michelle here with a new layout featuring some more of the gorgeous Just Nick Cut files.  I honestly just cannot get enough of them. They are so easy to use and love them for layering and adding interest to my page!

I have two of the newer cut files on my layout today.  Firstly, I have the Floral Swag which I have used to frame the photo of my two girls.  I love how this looks white on white with just a pop of colour in the floral centres.  It also complements my flowers that I have added to my layout as well.  Next I have created my title using another cut file called Hello Spring.  My gosh I love this one, BUT it isn't spring time here in NZ as we are going into Autumn but I didn't let that stop me and so I have cut the whole file out but fussy cut out the 'Spring' section and used the 'Hello' as part of my title.  I also  backed it in the same colour patterned paper that I have used for the Floral Swag.  I love how easy it is to adapt the Just Nick Cut files to work with the theme I am scrapbooking.  

Here are some close ups:

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my layout with the Just Nick Cut Files today.  

Take care

T


Hey Gorgeous | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 06, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today. I have a sweet layout to share using one of the newest cut files in the store. When I saw the gorgeous new Butterfly Background 2 digital cut file I could not wait to use it. I love the delicate butterflies. This cut file is perfect for Spring photos, but I thought it would also be lovely with a photo of my adventurous daughter. 

Here is a better look at those amazing butterflies...

To form my title, I combine the Hey speech bubble from the Girl Power digital cut file with a rubber charm with the word Gorgeous. This was cut pretty small. If you are having difficulties cutting items with your electronic machine try cutting it twice. I find I can get a better cut with a so so blade if I cut it twice.

Here are the cut files I used ...


If you are interested in watching my YouTube process video here you go ...


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out all the new cut files in the JustNick Store.


Oh boy April 05, 2017 07:00

Happy hump day friends! We are halfway through the week and I am here today to share this adorable layout of my toothless little boy. For months, Edward has asking why he hasn't lost any teeth while his friends have and I had no real good answer for him, other than his time will come.

Well, that time has come and now he is toothless! He finally lost his first tooth, just a month after he turned 7. And he is so proud. LOL

For this layout, I used the String Circle cut file. I've been wanting to try this cut file out for some time now. Awhile ago, I tried cutting it, but this cut file doesn't cut too well with a portrait due to the small lines so I decided to use my sketch pen! A girl can still have fun... right?!

While going through my stash, I came across Jillibean Soup's "Cool as a cucumber" collection. I love how well the colors in this collection goes with the silly photos! The string circle really makes this layout pop. I just love it...

 

I wasn't quite sure where I was going to include my journaling so I decided to add it to the bottom left-side of the layout. I used a roller stamp to make it more interesting.

Thanks for visiting today!


Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26

Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!!  I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles!  So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine.  I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock.  I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper.  I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open.  I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with!  I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design.  I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 


Life Is Amazing | Yvette Weber April 03, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's Yvette and today I have a new layout to share with you using the Floral frames, Beautiful butterflies and Life is amazing cut files.

 

I scrap a photo of myself sitting in the garden, we had just purchase the bench at a local Home Depot and I wanted to give it a test run :)))   

The Hardy Hodgepodge collection from Jillibean Soup was perfect for this page. The beautiful, bright colors were a great match for my photo.  To start, I resized the top Floral frame design to fit my 4x6 picture, and then cut it from patterned paper. I then glued the frame on top of my photo and added foam tape underneath it, to give it some extra dimension!

I knew I wanted to add some butterflies to my layout and the Beautiful butterflies cut file was perfect for this. I cut the butterflies from pattern paper and instead of using the cut file as a whole, I decided to cut it apart and use the butterflies individually. I then arranged the butterflies to make it appear as if they were flying off the page.   

I used some wood veneers and die-cut cardstock from Jillibean Soup to embellish both the butterflies and the frame.  

I added machine stitching across the Life is Amazing cut file which created a great title for my page. 

A few paint splashes and enamel dots finished off my layout.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files! 

 


XOXO | Laureen Wagener April 01, 2017 07:00

Hi friends!
I'm back with a new post to finish up "Spring themed" week ;)

I decided to use the gorgoeus Henna background and back it with my favorite paper from the Oh my Heart collection by Pink Paislee and Paige Evans - Paper 24.

After I had backed it it was way too light to simply be placed on a white background - so I did something super unusual. I used a patterned paper for my background! Whaaaaaat?!
Yes and I super love the way it matches my page.

I simply adhered it with foam squares for added dimension and clustered embellishments from the Oh my Heart collection around my photo.

Now, I hope your weekend will be lovely and filled with crafty fun!

Have a great day,

xo Laureen

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Cut file used:

Henna Background


Hello Spring planner setup March 31, 2017 07:00

Hello!!! I'm so excited to be sharing my project for today. Which is really just an alternative idea because my printer is acting really strange and I don't have any photos to use for a layout ha! But I like what I did instead so it's still win-win! :) I hope you will like it as much as I do.

I used this really cute flower cut files (Basic Flowers) to make some paper clips (and a sort of shaker paper clip too!).

I said sort of a shaker paper clip because it doesn't shake that much lol! I cut the circle too tight and I didn't have much room for a teeny tiny foam tape to add height to the first layer of the shaker clip. I know what I'd need to do so it'll be a "real" shaker clip next time.

I also used the "Hello Spring" cut file but only used the word "hello". Originally, I thought of using one of my A5 planners. But the colors didn't match well so I used my personal teal and white from Webster's Pages instead.

I use this personal planner for things all about home (bills, savings, meals and other miscellaneous stuff for the home).

I made an envelope too, for bills money etc. I just used a clip as closure (just because I couldn't find my white velcro tape).

I just love the colors and florals! I am not a fan of purple but it's one of the colors that come to mind when you say "Spring". This isn't really Easter themed but more on the flowers of Spring.

Look how cute these clips are! They're like flowers in a garden!

That's all for me today.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone!

Cut files used:

Basic Flowers

Hello Spring

Happy crafting,


Happy Spring | Tarrah McLean March 30, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a Spring themed layout to share with you using some pretty Doodle Flowers cut files!

Doodle Flowers is the cut file I have used from the Just Nick store to cut out the flowers on this layout!

I used the Simple Stories Fresh Air collection for this layout about my niece out in the garden one day! Cutting the Doodle Flowers from different papers and at different sizes, brings in lots of variety and adds lots of interest to my page!  

A couple of whimsical wood veneer pieces really add to the garden theme I have going on here...I love the colour they bought to the layout as well as the dimension! 

A couple of resin embellishments I have had in my stash forever also made it on to this layout! I nearly always have to add a flair button and this layout is no exception! The rain cloud with the rain drops flair was perfect in colour and theme so this was the one that had to be used!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio blog today! I would love to see some Spring themed projects that you have created using the Just Nick cut files? Make sure to tag @justnickstudio on social media so we can see what you are creating!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Spring Embroidery Hoop March 29, 2017 06:54

When I first saw the Fancy Floral design in the store, I knew that someday I was going to use it as an embroidery pattern.  Well that someday has come!

 

I first started by printing the Fancy Floral cut file image onto a piece of Sulky Sticky-Fabic Solvy.  It is a sticky interfacing that dissolves in water AND is printable.  

I printed the image in a light grey right onto the Sulky sheet.  Then it just peels right off and sticks to your fabric!  I made sure to size it to fit the inside o my 6" hoop.

 

 

Then came the hours of embroidering!   I am just a beginner at this, but thanks to YouTube, I gained a bit of confidence.  I chose to stick with bright, springy colors and I used many different types of stitches for the different flowers.

 

 

 

It was refreshing to do an off the page project with a cut file image!  Hope this inspires you to think outside the box, too!

 


Loved This | Yvette Weber March 28, 2017 07:00

Hi My Scrapping Friends!  It's Yvette here with you today, all this week on Just Nick Studio it's all about Spring and with so many beautiful Spring themed cut files to choose from I finally decided on these three the Posie SwagBirds of A Feather and Lotus Lace .

 

I started off by cutting the posie swag cut file, using both patterned paper and a light gray cardstock. I then glued the two pieces together in the center and added a rose embellishment on top. I love the slight shadowing effect this creates.     

 Once I started adding my layers, I decided the area where the white cardstock shown through needed a bit of texture without adding any more color and here's where I added the Lotus Lace cut file using white cardstock.   

        I finished the page off by adding these adorable birds from the Birds of a Feather cut file, along with my title and a few embellishments pieces.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files! 


Hello Spring March 27, 2017 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today kicking off a week of Spring inspiration. When I think of Spring I think of Sunshine and Flowers. Two things that after a long cold and snowy winter are like a breath of fresh air. So my layout today features sunshine and flowers ...

I started off by creating my background, using the Let It Shine Background digital cut file as a stencil to create my sun rays. Some stitching on the rays adds some definition and texture.

I add a little green to the bottom of my layout background for grass. A perfect setting for those Delicate Florals...

When it came time to choose a title, I could not resist using the new Hello Spring cut file. I backed the title with some of the same papers as I used for the flowers.

I am so happy with how this layout came together.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is...

I hope I brought some sunshine to you on your Monday. Have a great week!


Gamer | Jaclyn Rench March 25, 2017 07:00

Happy weekend, Just Nick friends! It's Jaclyn here to share a page I made using my very favorite digital file font, Outline Alpha.

This alpha is a necessity in your cut file arsenal, as it is super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.  One option, is to use the inside or 'negative cuts' of the letters for a thinner, less chunky font title, or you can go for something much more delicate by simply using just the outline of each letter.

I settled on a mix of the two aforementioned styles for my page, and even took it a step further by overlapping my letters and welding it all together into one title piece.  As you'll note, I altered the size and placement of my letters to add more interest.  Once each letter was in place, I used the eraser tool to eliminate the intersecting lines between each letter, before welding.  This step took a little bit of time and some trial and error, but I think the results are definitely worth it!

Mixing up the patterns and colors that back each letter, reinforce the masculine edge to the page.

My title makes such a statement, that I was able to pull together the rest of my page by simply adding some layers, journaling and a trio of embellishment clusters. I love when a page comes together with such ease!  Awesome cut files seem to be the constant factor in that equation for me!

Let us know what Just Nick alpha files are your favorites and/or what type of font designs you like to see in an upcoming release! 

Happy crafty weekend, friends!

Cut files used:

Outline Alpha

 

 


Be You March 23, 2017 07:00

Hi there Just Nick fans! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a layout I created of my daughter using the Floral Burst Background.

For my layout, I cut out the Floral Burst Background on white cardstock and created a template. I copied the inside petal shapes and pasted them into Silhouette Studio and arranged them on the cutting mat and then cut the petals out on several different colors of patterned paper. I placed the seven petal shapes on a piece of pink patterned paper and cut around the flower leaving about a quarter of an inch border.

I used some temporary adhesive to keep the petals in place and then using six strands of pink embroidery floss, I stitched around each petal.  

I love the homemade feel that the stitching gives to the layout.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the designs in the Just Nick shop.

 


Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!

 

 


Hello Spring | Nicole Nowosad March 21, 2017 07:06

Good morning everyone! Nicole back on the blog today to share a simple spring page. It seems like it was forever ago that I had time to play with cut files, so I was excited to try out the Hello Spring cut file that is new to the store.

It's pretty obvious that I just backed my mega large title with a lot of pretty papers by Pink Paislee and used that as the focal part of my page. 

 

I chose to just fussy cut out a whole bunch of pretty flowers from the patterned paper instead of die cutting. I really just simply loved these shapes - and why not! Just a few simple enamel dots and a little stamping around my title work completed the page quickly and simply too. Sometimes that is all we really need, right?

Cut file used: Hello Spring

Well, that is it for me today! I did create this page in a quick process video - so if you want to take a peek, here it is:

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check the new designs in the store! New ones are added every week!


Let's Go March 20, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday scrappers! Nicole here with a fun summer layout... I don't know about you, but it's been a crazy winter in Maryland! Last month, when I created this layout, it was in the 60's all weekend. On the 20th of February! Naturally, I was in the mood to scrap a summer layout. LOL.

I used three different cut files and Simple Stories' You  are here collection for this layout (Arrows 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days). I also used some of my Altenew stamps to create a fun geometric flower and a smaller flower to add to the "relax" die cut circle. 

Here are a few closer photos of my layout. I love all the layering on this layout! 

Products Used: Patterned Paper, Stickers: Chipboard Frame: Enamel Dots, Clear Stickers: Die-cuts: Simple Stories, Stamps: Altenew, Digital Cutfiles: Just Nick Studio (Arrow 3, Summer Words, Sunny Days).

Thank you for visiting today!

 


Be You | Yvette Weber March 18, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone! Yvette  back with you today to share a fun and colorful project that I created using one of the amazing new background cut files!

I recently purchased the Amy Tangerine-On A Whim collection and decide to use it to create this layout which features a couple of photos of Max having fun on vacation! 

Here is a look at the cut files I used... 

I cut the Funky Rectangle Background from white cardstock, but instead of backing it with multiple pattern paper, I decided to add some spray ink. I apply some misting along with a few splatters of paint onto white cardstock to create this colorful backing for my cut file.

 Here you can see a close-up of how I embellished around my photos, using some of the fun die-cut shapes from Amy Tangerine-On A Whim collection.  

I added another cut file Leaves 3 in vellum, which I tucked underneath and around the top photo.

 

I finished the layout off by adding my journaling and then placing a few enamel dots around the page.  

Thanks for stopping by :) 

I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful using Just Nick Cut Files!
 

Meet our March GDT + Freebie time !! March 17, 2017 07:00 4 Comments

It's that time of the month again - time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!

Please help me welcome Amanda-Jayne Baldwin today!

 

My name is Amanda-jayne Baldwin, (aka AJ or @happy_arty_days) and I am super delighted to be a Guest Designer for Just Nick this month! I am a 38yold papercrafting and mixed media artist located in sunny Adelaide, South Australia. I am wife to the most patient man ever, mum to 2 beautiful children who are usually the subjects in my scrapbooking ventures, and a Visual Art Educator for Little Picassos. My style is fun, fresh, contemporary, with a love of colour, a feminine twist & usually features a little mixed media element too! I am lucky to have been on a number of amazing design teams over the last few years, and currently design for Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Pinkfresh Studio, & Paper Issues.

We asked Amanda to make a few projects using our cut files and check out what she sent us:

 

For this layout, I wanted to share how fabulous Just Nick cut files are for using up those patterned papers that are left over in your stash. From time to time, I order papers that when they arrive, I find myself asking what was I thinking?! That's what this layout is all about! 
I've used the gorgeous Simple Stories collection (it was so pretty I ordered everything) but what to do with that mint and gold foil arrow paper? A background cut file of course!
So, I used the stunning Heart background 2 design, and then as I was peeling it off my mat, I realized that I loved the other spotty dotty side too! Rather than throw my 'scraps' or negative pieces into the recycling bin, I decided to reveal those dotty paper hearts, and layer them over my heart background and to matte my photo onto! I really like how effective this looks! I stitched it all into place for added to texture and dimension. I wanted my title, Sunshine & HAPPINESS to have an almost ombre look to it, so I cut it in white cardstock, & handcoloured it with Gelatos! A really fun and fabulous mixed media layout that stashbusts those otherwise unusable patterned papers. Perfect!

 

 Cut files used: Heart background 2 & Sunshine & HAPPINESS

Created with Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Endless Summer collection, this layout is soft, delicate & pretty! I love that it demonstrates how essential a cutifle background is! The paper pieced XOXO is a real statement piece, and takes this layout from good to WOW! & that's why this is a must have cutfile for your library! 
It's such a verstatile file too - while XOs are often associated with Valentine's creations, this was perfect for my 2 precious lil people! Love how the distressed woodgrain pattern paper really makes the white cardstock XOXOs really pop too! Awesome! I think I will be re-using this file over and over again! ;)
Cut file used: XOXO Background
We love what Amanda created with our XOXO background that we have decided it's our FREEBIE for March!
Now, through March 31, 2017 (midnight CST), you can grab this file for FREE using the code: XOXOFREE at checkout!

Please find out more about Amanda and her creative projects here:

BLOG: http://happyartydays.blogspot.com.au/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/happy_arty_days/

PINTEREST: https://au.pinterest.com/amandajaynebald/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/amandajayne.baldwin.9

 

Thanks so much to Amanda for guesting for us today! We hope you are inspired by her projects!

 


Follow your dreams | Geometric Background 2 |Michelle Whorwood March 16, 2017 07:00

Hi

Michelle here with a new masculine layout featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file.   This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes.  I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design.   This is the original file:

As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments.  To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path).  I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software.  I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border.  When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out.   This is the finished layout:

I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper.  I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn't actually quite fill the shape - the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments  to the other negative spaces.  

I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam's name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today?  Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing?  Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven't already?

Thanks Michelle xx


Me & You March 15, 2017 07:00

Hello! Donna here for my first layout the month of March.

I used the cut file Posie Swag on my layout

I deconstructed the cut file again. You will notice I do this a lot of times! For this particular design, I envisioned flowers/vines kind of hanging either at the top or the edges of the layout. 

I played around for a bit and decided to place the cut files as seen in the image

I wanted to make them appear like they're floating so I thought that keeping it white, as is, would work. Adding colors to the cut file was the last thing I did. Well, sort of second to the last thing, because the very last step to my process was slightly brushing pale peach watercolor to the edges of the white background to add a bit of interest aka make it a bit messy lol!

I was aiming for a peachy color for the flowers but I couldn't achieve the right shade. I still like how it turned out. 

I used Pretty Little Studio's Woodland collection.

I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Posie Swag

Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting,


123 DAB | Tarrah McLean March 14, 2017 07:00

Hi Just Nick fans!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new boy themed scrapbook layout with you!

My 2 sons are such typical boys......the latest craze is doing a Dab wherever they are without a care in the world! I have had this photo of them doing a Dab together at the Monster Trucks show we went to last year!

Here is the cut file I used on this layout....the Visual Effects background cut file!

I cut the cut file from white cardstock and decided to back it on a darker contrasting colour behind the cut file. I used lots of Crate Paper for this layout including the Hey Boy collection and the Cool Kid collection. The dark background paper came from the Flea Market collection I think it was! I love how the dark strips contrast against the white strips too!

Machine stitching adds some texture to the layout as well as helps to adhere the cut file to the background paper. Recently I got some really fun boy themed flair buttons to add to my stash and one of those just had to be added to this layout! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Just Nick Studio today, I hope you are inspired to try some of the amazing cut files found in the Just Nick store!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Hooray March 13, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather's Summer Vibes collection. I must say, I am officially out of this collection. I've used most of my stash so I'll need to buy some more because this is one of my favorite collections by Pretty Little Studio.



For this layout, I decided to use journaling cards for my background. I used Just Nick Studio's Doodle Daisy Background digital cut file for the bottom of the layout.

I love using sketch pens on my layout. It's so easy to do and totally fun! I used the cut-apart tags for my journaling. And to help pull the layout together, I used the flower die cut with a few buttons from Jillibean Soup. Since the buttons were initially a brown color, I used chalk ink to change the color!I added the yellow Rub-on from my stash to the journaling card to make it pop. LOVE how it looks. You can hardly tell it's a rub-on.

 
 
 
Pretty Little Studio Summer Vibes Journaling Cards/Sandy 3x4, Let's Go Outside, Vellum Tape/Festival, Cut-Aparts/Summer Labels, Wood Flags/Cut-Aparts/Summer Days, Die Cut/Fuchsia, Here Comes the Sun/Stickers/Think Positive, Wonderland/Stickers/Snow Cream, Other: Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Transparency Word: Pinkfresh Studio, Buttons: Jillibean Soup, Ru-ons: American Crafts
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!

 


No Rain, No Rainbows- Scrapbook Circle Team Up! March 11, 2017 07:38 1 Comment

I am excited to be rounding out the last day for the Scrapbook Circle team up this week!  The March Scrapbook Circle kit is packed with beautiful colors, patterns, and fun embellishments.
I loved the patterned paper in the kit with raindrops on it (from Shimelle) and i had the perfect photos to go with it!
I used two cut files from the store.  For the title I used No Rain No Rainbows:
And for the raindrops I actually used a Build A Flower file that had raindrop shapes on it (instead of using it for flowers petals).
I simply cut the raindrops from my background and added patterned paper behind.  I also hand stitched a few of the same raindrop shapes (after tracing the leftover bits with a pencil to get the right shape.
For the title. i decided to paint the rainbow and letters to match the colors in my photo.
Thank you so much to Lisa at Scrapbook Circle and please be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle blog this week, too!

Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

 

Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle!  The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs.  I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1.  There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers!  I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension.  Since all the  products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake!  A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!

 

 

 

 


Rain | Jaclyn Rench March 09, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hi Just Nick friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a page I made with the March "Happy Place" kit from Scrapbook Circle and some fun Just Nick digital designs.

There are loads of fun patterned papers included in this month's Scrapbook Circle kit, but my eyes were immediately drawn to the 'Sprinkle' paper from Amy Tangerine's new 'On a Whim' collection.  The patterned rain drops had me swooning!  They immediately reminded me of a fun picture and story of my kid's dancing in the exact same raindrops that we had just narrowly escaped at the swimming pool!

I reached for Just Nick's Patterned Clouds and Sunny Days files to cut a multitude of clouds - in various shapes, sizes and patterns, to compliment the rainy background.

Stacking and layering a few of the cut designs, proved to be the perfect home for my page title. A large white cloud cut was a great spot to include my journaling - allowing it to stand out amongst the busy, colorful background. 

I overlapped the tile cloud just a small amount, on the left edge of my picture, to tie all of the page elements together.  The right side of the photo is accented with additional papers and stickers from the kit, creating a nice cohesive balance.

Stay tuned to the blog for more projects featuring this fun team-up and don't forget to check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for even more inspiration!

Cut files used:

Patterned Clouds

Sunny Days

 

 


Right Here Right Now March 08, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Lee-Anne here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.

The kit I received had so many wonderful papers and embellishments from Shimelle's Little By Little, Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Amy Tangerine's On A Whim, Fancy Pants Design's Joy Parade and Pretty Little Studio's Summer Vibes Collections.

Here is the layout...

I knew I wanted to use the Aztec Lace Background because I loved the funky vibe of this background cut file and I thought it would pair perfectly with the bright, colorful striped paper from Shimelle's Little By Little Collection.  I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with a piece of white textured cardstock.  

For the title, I cut the Right Here Right Now Cut File on my Cameo and then I cut it with some scissors to separate the title.

The fun part was embellishing the layout.  I tried to use as many elements from the kit as I could so I added some stickers, stamps, mini alpha stickers and the fabulous puffy stickers and dots to accent the background.  Finally I added my personal handwriting around the edge of the white cardstock background.

It was a lot of fun to create this layout.  

Here are the cut files I used for this project...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration using the March Scrapbook Circle kit.

 

 


Twins Game - Scrapbook Circle Day 2 March 07, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

Hello JustNick Studio friends! Marcia here today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.

I think I squealed with delight when I opened up my box and saw products from the Shimelle's Little By Little collection, Amy Tangerine's On a Whim, and Paige Evan's Oh My Heart. I was dying to use the new Star Background 4 cut file. I thought it would be perfect for a sports layout and I have been wanting to scrap this picture of my daughter at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Here is how my layout turned out ...

I cut the file knowing I wanted to put a 1/2" border around the edge using this colorful striped paper. Using the red from this same sheet of striped paper, I backed some of those star cutouts.

I even did some hand stitching with some red thread! Under my title I did a little journaling. I don't usually do handwriting on my layouts, but this kit came with a Pink Paislee stamp set so I could stamp the guidelines for my writing! I might be doing more handwriting on my layouts now. I used a lighter ink to stamp with so the emphasis would be on my journaling. 

I think this is a new favorite cut file!

Here is the cut file I used today ...

If you are interested in seeing my process video, here it is...
 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back every day this week for more inspiration using the March Scrapbook Circle kit.

 


Summer Cards - Scrapbook Circle Team Up! March 06, 2017 06:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone!  Heather Leopard is here to announce a team up and giveaway with Scrapbook Circle.  

I created 2 fun summer cards using the Scrapbook Circle March Happy Place kit and the JustNick Studio Summer Cards cut file.

To create these cards, I removed the watermelon and camera images from the cut file.  Then I created a mirror image of the front of the cards, removed the words, welded them together and added a perforated cut line. Voila, we have cards!

GIVEAWAY!

Scrapbook Circle is giving you a chance to win a March Happy Place kit.  Simply leave a comment here on the blog. Then visit and comment on the Scrapbook Circle blog.  We will draw one winner from all comments each day.  Follow Scrapbook Circle on Instagram (scrapbook_circle) for another chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Scrapbook Circle blog Sunday, March 12, 2017.


Love | Laureen Wagener March 03, 2017 07:00

Hi friends!

I am up on the blog sharing a new quick and easy project with you!
I was assigned to create a project using a Background - last time I did a ton of stitching, so I decided to just back a cut file this time!


I used the Visual Effects background and delted two of the triangle portions and backed the open space with a wooden paper and my cut file work was done!!

The Shimelle paper with the flowers on it is just so beautiful, so I defintely needed to cut those out. I arranged them in a diagonal to cover up the edge of the cut file.

Seriously, this page came together in no time and I am loving it! The simplicity of it really makes me giddy for more quick and easy layouts.

What about you?
Have a great day,

Laureen

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Cut file used:

Visual Effects Background


Happy | Heart's a Flutter | Michelle Whorwood March 02, 2017 07:00

 Hi Just Nick Fans,

Michelle here with a new layout featuring the 'Hearts a Flutter' background.  We are showcasing different background files on the blog this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use this background file since it was released.  

Here is my layout

I had lots of fun creating this layout.  I cut the file out on white cardstock and added patterned paper to the negative spaces in the smaller hearts.  Filling in the negative space of cut files is an effective way to add pops of colour to your layouts which is what I do quite regularly.  This time I decided to take this one step further and add strips of washi tape stickers to two of the largest hearts in the cut file.  It is really easy to do, when you cut out your cut file, keep the negative heart shape.  I then added the washi tape directly to the shape and inserted it back into the cut file on my page.  I don't know about you but I have rolls and rolls of washi that I need to use up so I think I will definitely use this technique again!

Some close ups:

Because I wanted the cut file to be the main focus on my page I didn't want to cover it with photos, I decided to add my photo to the far left hand side of my page.  I then added some stitching and embellishments to the cut file and added a couple of strips of patterned paper to anchor my photo to the left hand side of the page.  Finished off with a pretty rub on butterfly and some wood veneer hearts 

Thanks for checking out my blog post, I hope I have inspired you to infill your negative space on your cut files with some washi tape.