Friday, November 24, 2017

Hostess Cards with Scrapbook Circle

Hello  friends! I hope you are enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend (in the U.S.) and taking advantage of those Black Friday deals! Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made using the Today I Am Thankful printable bundle available in the Scrapbook Circle shop.

The versatility of the bundles makes them so fun to have on hand. They complement the goodies I have in my stash and make it easy to quickly put together hostess cards such as these.

This card uses strips of paper left over from my gratitude journal along with a doily, puffy heart sticker, and gold paint that I had on hand.

The colors are vibrant and perfect for autumn projects. This wreath was made by punching circles out of scraps and combining them with sequins and paint. I finished it off with the chipboard leaves and sentiment from the bundle and added a gold bow from my stash.

Be sure to grab the Today I Am Grateful bundle from the shop and enjoy the endless project possibilities at your fingertips!!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

So Very Thankful for You with JustNick Studio

Hello friends! It is almost Thanksgiving in the U.S., and the team is featuring projects about thankfulness this week. It is a rare occasion when my son will allow me to take a picture with him. Not only am I thankful for him, but I'm equally thankful for this picture of us that was taken during our vacation to Disneyland in June.
To create this 8 1/2 x 11 project, I used the Card Sentiments 3 and the Hearts 2 files from the JustNick shop along with the Elle's Studio Family Fun collection.
I began by cutting the sentiment using wood grain and blue patterned papers. I layered several more patterned papers behind my photo and adhered them all to the white card stock. The sentiment cascades from the top of the paper to the bottom with the photo falling between. I used a bit of Tombow Mono glue and followed that with machine stitching to add texture. 
With the sentiment in place, I used the Hearts 2 file to create a border along the bottom of the photo. This was also sewn in place for added texture.
Next, I sewed several strips of paper to the top and bottom of the project to anchor everything.
To complete my layout, I used die cuts, puffy stickers, and acrylic shapes from Elle's studio in addition to black Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files for all of your projects!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Our Sweet Girl with JustNick

Hello JustNick friends! This week on the blog we are featuring projects with leaves, which I love! Rather than use a fall-themed photo, I decided to use this beautiful picture of my daughter with the Fall Frame cut file and the Carta Bella Welcome Home collection.
To begin the project, I printed the Fall Frame in a 12x12 size and layered it on top of the wood grain patterned paper that I splattered with black paint. 
Next, I cut another of the Fall Frame in off white patterned paper and layered it behind the original frame - because I do everything backwards - giving it tons of dimension.
Next, I matted the photo with orange patterned paper and adhered it to the layout with foam squares. I followed this with several of the die cuts and stickers included with the collection. For the title I used foam Thickers with letter stickers from Carta Bella.
A border sticker and more embellishments were added along the top of the layout.
A few enamel dots, heart stickers, and journaling completed the project.
This picture is one that I felt needed a beautiful backdrop, and I think the layout is just that. The leaves are so dainty and frame the picture perfectly.
Thank you for stopping by today - be sure to visit the JustNick shop for more beautiful cut files and inspiration from the design team.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Scary Cute Halloween Cards with JustNick Studio

This week on the JustNick blog the design team is featuring Halloween projects using the many adorable files available in the shop.

Rather than sticking with my usual layout, I decided to branch out of my comfort zone a bit and create a few cards instead. 
First up is the Trick or Treat card - I began with a white card and layered black AC card stock with patterned paper from Fairytale Club's This is Halloween collection (used for all of the cards). For the sentiment, I used AC glitter card stock with the 31 cut file and offset it with patterned paper. To give it dimension, I adhered it to the card with foam squares. To finish the card, I added a candy die cut (The Fairytale Club) and purple glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.
Next up is the Boo card, which uses the 31 cut file with Spiderweb 2 and Spooky Stuff.
I began with black card stock for the base and added a piece of patterned paper cut slightly smaller. The spider web was sized down to fit the card and then placed in the lower left corner of the card. The Boo sentiment was next and adhered with foam squares for dimension. For the spider, I added hand stitching to make it appear as if it is coming down from the top of the card. I used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen to give it a bit of shine and attached it with foam. To complete the card, I added the purple heart die cut and more of the Doodlebug enamel dot.
The third and last card is my favorite. It began with a white card, which has black card stock and patterned paper adhered to the front. I machine stitched a strip of patterned paper down the right side of the card and focused all of my embellishments here.
The web was leftover from the Boo card and fit perfectly onto the strip of patterned paper. I adhered the 31 sentiment over the web and attached the Boo die cut along the bottom. The spider was cut from polka dot paper and adhered with a foam square. I finished it all with more of the glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create today!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Gratitude Journal with Scrapbook Circle

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I'm sharing the beginnings of my gratitude journal for November. I decided to begin early to build in a few spreads before I move onto the actual journal and start the daily entries.

First up is the cover. I used this beautiful gold, white, and brown patterned paper from the Today I am Thankful printable bundle. The paper was cut in half, which fits the cover of the travelers notebook perfectly. Before I adhered it to the cover of the notebook, I machine stitched along the tops of each of the brown lines to give it a little dimension. I followed that with the Freckled Fawn washi tape and Illustrated Faith chipboard leaves.

The first spread in my notebook uses the yellow/triangle patterned paper, which I printed on transparency film. I cut it down to size and layered the dark blue patterned papers on top. Next came the picture, which was printed with my Instax printer and adhered with Mono glue.  I used the tag - an exclusive Scrapbook Circle cut file included with the bundle - and stamped a sentiment using distress oxide ink. Last was the leaf and date stamp.

The right side of the spread contains my journaling. I used Moms Typewriter font with my word processing program and printed it on white paper. Next, I adhered it to the top of my patterned papers and added another leaf from Illustrated Faith as well a fussy leaf from the printable bundle. At the top I stapled the blessed tag using my Tiny Attacher. Last, I splattered black ink across both pages to fill in some of the white and tie it all together.

The finished spread turned is great and I love the beautiful fall colors!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please stop by the Scrapbook Circle shop for more inspiration and information on the printable bundles.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thankful with JustNick

Happy fall, ya'll!!
It's my favorite time of year, and there is no shame in my game when it comes to letting anyone and everyone know. Today's project features a photo of a bunch of small pumpkins that my neighbor brought over last week . . . because she knows I love this time of year.
This layout uses the Card Sentiments 3Leaf Cluster 2, and Stems 5 cut files that are available in the JustNick Shop.
To begin, I used a piece of transparency paper to print a copy of the photo used on the layout. I love using different types of paper/mediums when creating with cut files.
There is a bit of trial and error involved with printing and cutting with transparencies, and You Tube is a great resource for finding tutorials. I ended up using washi tape to attach the transparency to a piece of copy paper so my printer would feed properly.
The finished photo was about 8 x 8, which was the perfect size for my title and stems.
The base of the layout is white card stock that I first prepped with Vicki Boutin matte acrylic gel. Once dry, I used Prima metallic watercolors to paint the card stock and add splatters
Next, I used patterned papers from Jen Hadfield's Warm and Cozy collection to cut several of the leaf clusters and stems. These were layered under my photo using Mono adhesive and foam squares for added dimension.
At the top of the layout I used more stems and leaf clusters to create a visual line across the page. I added a die cut from the same Jen Hadfield collection, Echo Park enamel dots, and white thread.
I also added the same white thread and more embellishments around the photo along with additional enamel dots.
The title was last and I added an arrow sticker beneath it to give it more weight.
The finished layout has so, so much dimension and I love the unique aspect of the transparency paper.
Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other beautiful cut files.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

California Dreams with Scrapbook Circle

Hey everyone!

It's Jen today with another layout using the super-awesome Paradise Cove printable bundle from Scrapbook Circle. I love that I have been able to print and reprint the papers and embellishments to complete one project after another.

This project is an 8 1/2 by 11 layout that uses three of the patterned papers. To get the striped effect on the white card stock, I cut each of the patterned papers into one-inch strips and then machine stitched to the card stock. I didn't worry about the strips being perfectly aligned or straight - I simply set them on the card stock and began sewing.

The photo I printed is 5 x 5 and I wanted it to be larger so it was prominent on the page. I used several of the die cut embellishments available with Paradise Cove bundle along with two of the printable sentiments. I also used the DIY roller stamp to record the date on a tag, which I tucked behind the top of the photo.

The title was created using Pinkfresh Studio puffy sticker alphas from a previous Scrapbook Circle kit. I position it at the top and bottom of the photo.

To finish the project, I added one tiny bit of journaling, doodles around the border, and some black enamel dots from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle shop to pick up your bundle today!