Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rock On! with JustNick Studio

Hello!
Today I have quick and colorful layout created with the awesome Missing Mesh Background and Blip on the Radar cut files.
Last week my husband and I took our son to see one of his favorite bands - Metallica - at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was such a fun experience and a little surreal as they are one of my favorite bands from my high school days as well.
I started with the Missing Mesh Background file and a piece of black cardstock that I placed on top of patterned paper from Amy Tangerine. This was followed by a piece of hot pink paper (again from Amy Tangerine) and the Blip on the Radar cut file.
Next, I began layering my photos and ticket stubs. I also included the container from the earplugs I wore during the concert (my son will never let me live that down). 
The "Rock On!" title was created using white foam Thickers.
Last were more embellishments from Amy Tangerine that include foam stars and puffy heart stickers. There are also a few stickers from Pinkfresh Studio at the bottom of the layout.
Next . . . the finished project!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create. Be sure to visit the JustNick Studio shop for these and many other fantastic cut files!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Good Life with JustNick Studio

Hey friends! It's new file day over at the JustNick shop and I'm sharing a layout with the just-released Boho Florals 2.
My youngest daughter is a Pinterest-loving girl and she is constantly holed up in her room creating projects that she has pinned. A while back she made marbled paper by combining shaving cream with food coloring and the effect was amazing. Naturally, I took it so I could use it on a layout.
The materials for this project were all pulled from the July Hip Kit. First, I used several of the patterned papers along with some packaging and layered them behind this fun photo of me and my friend Mary. Next, I used Abby's marbled paper and cut several pieces from the Boho Florals 2 file. 
With the photo in place, I loosely adhered the cut flowers around the photo so they have a lot of dimension and pop off of the page.
I followed that with the title and embellishments from the kit along with strips of patterned paper on the top and bottom of the layout. Last, I sprinkled several of the negative cuts from the floral cuts above and below the photo for added color.
The finished project is bright and colorful and captures the fun vibe of the photo.
Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit the JustNick shop for these and many other fantastic cut files.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Mini Album with JustNick

Hello friends! It's Jen today sharing a 4 x 6 summer-themed mini album created using several - okay, make that a lot of - designs from the Just Nick Cut File Store and a mix of collections from Simple Stories.
First is the cover - this was created using a photo overlay with alphabet stickers stitched on for the title. For a bit of texture and color, I added a strip of t-shirt and a piece of ribbon from my stash. 
The second page is one of my favorites - it uses the Sunray Background cut file, which I sized down before cutting on my Silhouette.
Prior to cutting the Sunray Background in half, I machine stitched each of the rays and around the sun. Next, cut the sun in half, put both sides together, and sewed along the edge to create a pocket. I then used a journaling card to jot down some memories and placed it inside the pocket.
The next page uses the Summer Words and Beach Umbrella Background cut files that are attached to a 4 x 6 piece of patterned paper.
Up next are a couple of smaller photos on one page with more stitched cut files on the opposite side using the SummerSummer Fun, and Beach Umbrella Background files. It is hard to see in the photo, but I cut a palm tree using another acetate photo overlay and it is behind the sun.
My idea for this album began with the File Folders cut file which this page uses. Here, I have added several more photos with die cuts, stickers, and the beach ball from Summer Fun.
Two more pages follow that use more patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts with stitching.
 
Here is another photo and several cuts from Summer WordsSummer Fun, and the File Folders cut files.
Thanks for making it this far . . . we are almost to the end.
This page has more machine stitching with stickers and die cuts the "fun" from Summer tucked behind the photo.
Here is another photo on the left with the On an Adventure cut file stitched to a piece of vellum. 
Here I machine stitched a portion of the Wave Border 2 file on a 4 x 4 piece of patterned paper.
Just inside the back cover I used more of the Wave Border 2 behind my photo, which is attached to another 4 x 6 folder from File Folders.
Last is the back cover, which uses a 4 x 6 patterned paper and a photo overlay for added protection.
Thank you for sticking with me to end of this very long post. Please be sure to visit the JustNick blog daily for tons of inspiration from the design team.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wild Heart with JustNick Studio

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing my first project as a member of the 2017-2018 JustNick Design Team and I am excited to get started!
Today's project features two of July's new files - Behold Beauty and Blossom Blooms - which I paired with papers and embellishments from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection.
To begin the project, I machine stitched around the perimeter of the black and white patterned paper to frame the layout. Next, I used the pink gingham patterned paper with the Behold Beauty cut file. I cut two sizes of the same file, and I cut two of each in order to layer them on top of one another using foam squares for dimension.
With the gingham flowers in place, I backed my photo with patterned paper and adhered it to the page. At this point, I decided I needed to add a little more oomph to the project and cut several of the Blossom Blooms file with white cardstock. These were placed diagonally in the negative space to the left and right of the photo.
Last, I added the title using Thickers from Paige Evans and a few stickers from Pebbles. I love all of the dimension  of the project and the cut files are gorgeous!
Thank you for visiting today! I look forward to the next year of working with and being inspired by the talented designers on the JustNick team.
Jen

Saturday, June 24, 2017

First I Drink the Coffee . . . with The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends! It is hard to believe that a year has already gone by and I'm posting my last project with The Cut Shoppe. I have loved every minute of working with Ashley and this team of talented designers and look forward to future endeavors.

Today's project is a traveler's notebook spread using the Cuppa Joe cut file - even though I haven't traveled - which I am totally loving right now.



My project began with the spread on the left, which uses molding paste, a stencil, and gold embossing powder. Once I had the paste on the paper, I sprinkled the embossing powder over the top of everything, removed the excess, and then set it with my heat gun.


Next, I pulled some Pink Paislee and Crate Paper patterned papers from my stash (past Scrapbook Circle kits) and cut the sentiment using the Cuppa Joe file. These were adhered using foam squares and glue. This page was completed with a floral die from Paige Evans and a strip of the dotted paper to tie the spread together.


Next came the right side with my black and white photo. Here, I used more of the dotted paper from Paige Evans as a background. The photo is backed with patterned paper from Crate Paper and adhered with foam squares. Next, I used a journaling card that is cut in half - the top half is above the photo with the bottom half below.


The top of the photo is embellished with the gold "bliss" sentiment by Heidi Swapp and stickers from Webster's Pages and Shimelle.


The finished spread gives you an idea of just how much I love my morning coffee.


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quick Card with The Cut Shoppe

Hello! I don't know about you, but life just seems to be crazy right now - leaving very little time for creating. Today I'm sharing a cute card for boys that I put together in about 30 minutes - because that's all the time I had!

For this project, I used the Notebook Doodles cut file from The Cut Shoppe with the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection.



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I seriously had a very small amount of time to create this card. As a teacher, this is a very busy time of year and I have little spare time. To begin, I cut the sentiment using white mixed media paper that I painted yellow with water colors.

I used two pieces of patterned paper, which I layered on top of one another and adhered to the white card base.


After adding the sentiment with foam squares, I placed a few embellishments above and below for added color and texture.


To complete the card, I used a few enamel dots from my stash in colors that match the embellishments and papers.


Thank you for visiting! Be sure to stop by The Cut Shoppe blog each day for more inspiration from the design team.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Love You, Girl with The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a project of my daughter using the Happy Clouds cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and my ginormous stash of Crate Paper collections.




To begin, I used the Happy Clouds cut file and isolated one of the images. Next, I took three of the same image, arranged them in a straight line, and welded them together.


Using the modified cut file, I cute five of the same design on different patterned papers to create a rainbow-like effect that matches the background paper. These were adhered using glue and the matted photo place on top with foam squares.

My next step was to add embellishments to the background in the same colors as the cuts to keep with the rainbow effect. The photo was placed in the white and pink parts of the paper since those are the main colors in the picture.



Finally, I added a bit of machine stitching as a border around the page as well as on the word embellishments for a bit of texture. The finished project is bright and fun. Best of all? It put a major dent in my stash!!


Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit The Cut Shoppe for these and other cut files for all of your projects.

Jen