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!
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.
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:
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!
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 →
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?
Hi, Today I am back with aclean and simple layout featuring the Word 4 cut file for Just Nick Studio. I really wanted to keep my cut file the main focus of the page so I decided to cut it out LARGE! I am really happy with the way this turned out.
First, I cut the file out on patterned paper so it gave me the green/blue outline and then I recut the file out on some cardstock, I first, made the cut file ever so slightly bigger so that it fit easily in the negative space of my outline. I decided to keep my photo neutral and print it out in black and white and I love the softness of it agains the bold title!
Some close ups:
To create my layout I have used products from a mixture of Hip Kits, including the January 2017 Project Life kit. I have created another processing video of how I created this layout so I hope you enjoy it!
Today I have a new DT layout for Just Nick Studio featuring one of the new cut files in store 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 have used the papers and embellishments from February 2017 kits and the created my mixed media background using the March 2017 Color Kit from the Hip Kit Club. 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.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have enjoyed my layout using this gorgeous butterflies background.
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?