Hi everyone, today I have a new layout for ‘Thankful’ week for Just Nick Studio.  Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a … Continue reading

#cute | Just Nick Studio | Feathers 3

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Today I have a new DT  layout with one of the new Just Nick cut files called Feather 3.  This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.

Here is my layout:

I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock.  When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page.  You may notice that on the “right hand” feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top.  This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.

I also really liked the first feather with the ‘swirl’ shapes which is quite a similar shape to a ‘Koru’ here in New Zealand.  I don’t often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one.  I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers.  To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today.  Do you like to use feathers on your pages?

Just Nick Studio | Foliage Backround

Hi, today I have new layout to share for Just Nick Studio featuring one of the newer background files in store the ‘Foliage Background‘.  I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend.  I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.

I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy.  So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.

I really loved how this layout came together.  The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

Crazy Goofballs|July 2017 Hip Kits

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout  created with the July 2017 Hip Kits.  Today my inspiration comes from Color, the fun embellishments in these kits and my crazy goofy photo.  Here is my layout: I really wanted to … Continue reading

Summer | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone! today I have a new summer filled layout to share with you for Just Nick Studio!  I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the ‘Summer‘ cut file to create my title!

As you can see below the ‘Summer‘ cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12×12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio.  I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.

Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER.  As the title is so large it doesn’t matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily.  I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my ‘summery’ layout today!

Just Nick Studio | Take me to paradise

Today I have a new layout to share with you for Just Nick Studio cut files.   My youngest daughter, Aimee recently turned 5 and had a flamingo themed party.   As soon as saw the Take me to Paradise cut file in store that featured the ‘flamingo’ and that ‘tropical style leaf’ I just knew it would be perfect to showcase the cake photo.

Here is my layout:

I started out by enlarging the ‘tropical leaf’ in this cut file and duplicated it so that I had 3 leaves to work with.  I wanted the leaves to look like they were ‘holding’ my photo and technically add a frame around it.   Next I cut out the ‘flamingo’ on pink patterned paper large enough to hug the right hand edge of my photo as well.   I love using cut files as giant embellishments on my page and it is so easy to do so.  The Take me to Paradise cut file has 6 different cut files on it which makes it a really good value for money as well.

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout today as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Hip Kit Club | May 2017 kits | Going Whimsical

Today, I am capturing the good times with a Whimsical layout for Hip Kit Club featuring a snapchat photo, a mixed media cut file and lots of layering!

snapchat

My layout actually started with a piece of white cardstock that I had added some mixed media work with the Prima Confections watercolors from the May 2017 Color Kit which I had discarded from a previous layout as it just didn’t work.   I really loved the colours so I cut out the ‘Hot Air Balloon’ from the May Hip Kit Cut files designed by Kim Watson.  I then backed this cut file on the amazing Dear Lizzy Up & Away Ombre patterned paper and this became the basis of my layout.

Using a cut file as a central focus on your layout gives you a great platform for embellishing – I just love how fun the cut file is so I wanted to add in some fun embellishing too.  I started with fussy cutting out the ‘Capture the Good Times’ from the Pink Fresh Studio Dream on patterned paper.  I specifically chose this phrase as the photo of my daughter with a snapchat filter on was taken whilst we were recently in Hospital with her with pneumonia and she was feeling a bit better at this point so I wanted to reflect that in my title.

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I then added lots of embellishing with the ephemera from both Shimelle Little By Little collection from the May 2017 Project Life Kit and the Hip Kit Exclusive ephemera designed by Kimberly from the May 2017 Main Kit.  These two sets work so well together don’t you think!

snapchat detail

I hope you have enjoyed my Whimsical layout with cut files and ephemera today.

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Just Nick Studio | Wave

Hi, today I have a layout to share for Just Nick Studio.  I am super excited about this one as it is one of my faves!   I have actually used two different files on this one being Word 4 and Ride the Wave Background.  Here is my layout and how I created it:

pool today

I really wanted to use the ‘wave’ background because my photos are all pool related.  But I wanted to create a grid style background so I replicated the cut file 4 equal times on white card stock and stitched it down in a grid.  I added some stitching to hold it down and also to give it some texture.

I had about 3 or 4 photos of the kids jumping into the pool on our recent holiday and as they were quite busy on the busy background I decided to create a fun and funky title using the ‘Today’ from the Word 4 cut file and put my photos inside the framed word.  I really love how the coral card stock allows the blues and brightness of my photos pop on my page and it is a super easy technique to do!

Here are some close ups:

pool today detail 1pool today detail 2pool today detail 3pool today detailCut files used:  Ride the Wave Background, Word 4

Til next time

Mxx

Just Nick Studio | PageMaps | Fun Times

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout.  This week the Just Nick designers were all given a different  PageMaps Sketch to design a layout on. How cool is that!   This is my sketch: And here is my take … Continue reading

Just Nick Studio | Happy Love

Hiya

Today I have a new layout to share for Just Nick Studio!!  I have used two cut files on my layout, firstly the gorgeous Delicate Butterflies and also the Word 4 cut files which I used to create my title.

I knew as soon as I saw this cut file I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my daughters entering the wearable arts competition at our caravan.   Yes my girls outfits are made out of paper!!  I really love the vintage vibe of this cut file which I cut out on a floral patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.  As the name would suggest, this is a very delicate cut file – I would definitely recommend cutting it out with a sharp blade and not having a too sticky mat as it is very fine.  I really liked how the butterflies flowed down the page and I was able to tuck my photos in and around the file this helps your eye wander down the page from the first photo to my second photo too.

Next, I wanted to add a second cut file to my layout – and the Word 4 file worked perfectly for a fun title, and adding it on the larger butterflies added an extra layer of dimension to my page too.  I first cut out the outline in some teal coloured cardstock so that it matched the colours is in the embellishments and the cut file.  Then I cut it out on white cardstock to fill in the file and make it pop off the page.

I really enjoyed cutting out these files and using patterned paper added some interest and variance in colour to the butterflies and of course made it super easy to embellish with more of the Maggie Holmes collection.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Do you cut files with mainly cardstock or do you use patterned paper as well?

Michelle xx