Today I have a DT layout to share for Just Nick Studio of one of my girls kindy photos. I don’t usually tend to scrap the more formal ‘school’ photos but this one of my two girls were so adorable – it worked perfectly nestled into the cut files on 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.
Today I have a new layout to share for Just Nick Studio 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?
On the Just Nick Studio blog the design team have been showcasing different background files this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use the A hearts a Flutter 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!
I created this layout for my recent post over at Just Nick Studio. The Free Love cut file was a freebie for the week but it is still available in store. It is actually one of my favs! I cut it out on white cardstock and added the blue patterned paper to the back of the L V E and then added the Butterfly to the middle of the O.
Pretty much the whole layout was created using the January 2017 Main and Embellishment Kit from Hip Kit Club which is full of gorgeous products and HKC exclusives. I am just in love with the Project Life Instax Frames which I have added pictures of my the kids to them under the LOVE file.
Some close ups:
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I have some cool scrappy news coming soon so I will announce on my blog when I can!
Today, I am sharing two layouts I have done for Just Nick Studio in September. Gosh I love love love love the Just Nick Cut files. They are just AMAZING. Anyway. My first layout is a collaboration with Stuck Sketches. If you want to play along with the sketch then you might just win a $25 voucher to the Just Nick store!! This is the sketch:
And this is my take on the sketch:
I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin’ cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page – there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set. I then created my title ‘Make A Splash’ from the Summer Lovin’ cut file set. Don’t be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.
And some close ups:
My second layout is also a photo from Fiji of Gary and myself. I also used the Summer Fun set on this layout. This is such a fun set to use with lots of cute icons for summer. I ungrouped and enlarged the ‘anchor’ and cut it out on patterned paper and placed it under my photo to ‘anchor’ my photo so to speak! I also used the play on the word anchor in my title ‘You Anchor Me’ which is a fun way of linking my photo to the cut file as well. I also cut out the pineapple and the watermelon shape from the cut files and added them as embellishments
Today, I have a layout to share using the absolutely stunning new collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio called Love Always! As you might expect this collection is all about LOVE! So I decided to do a layout of my hubby and I on our wedding day.
Our Wedding album mostly sits in the cupboard as it is so big and large that we don’t really get it out very often so it is really nice to grab some of my favs from the album and create a layout with them. We don’t really have access to our photos electronically that easily so lucky in this day and age I was able to take a few photos (of the photos) with my trusty iPhone and change them from sepia to black and white! I use an app called PicFrame to create a college and then edit them in PicTapGo and print on my Canon Selphy all from the comfort of my own home!
Gosh where do I start, this collection is just amazingly beautiful.. all about LOVE and full of goodies! I loved the striped patterned paper so I was drawn to that first and love using stripes on my layouts and of course I couldn’t resist some fringing for added texture as well. I jut love the different types of embellishments in the collection from chipboard, ephemera, vellum, stickers and more – there is just something for everyone. I love how this layout came together and for me the colours are so pretty and happy how can you not enjoy scrapping with them!
Some close ups:
Today, I have used a cut file called XO 2 from Just Nick Studio white on white cardstock to create some interesting textural and the XOXO works really well with the theme of my layout.
Have you got your hands on this new collection yet?
Having done lots of creating but not too much sharing on my blog – here is a wrap up of some of the layouts I have created recently! Most of these I have created solely using products from recent Hip Kit Club kits and cut files from Just Nick Studio.
Let Your Dreams Soar
She Loves To Dance!Such Great Times
I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest scrapbooking layouts!