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Clique Agenda – March spread

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Hello, everyone. Enza here with a planner spread featuring the new gorgeous March Play Kit. I love this kit to pieces. It is just beautiful. Such happy colors and fun patterns.

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I was so inspired by all the goodies in this month’s kit that I decided to make my own dashboard for March.

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I knew I wanted to use the Lil’ Bit Lovely patterned paper. I thought the chevron pattern would be cute to create a little pocket. As my base, I used a piece of white cardstock, which I trimmed to fit my Mini Happy Planner (it measures approximately 4.75” x 7”). I then did the same thing with the patterned paper. Since I wanted to cut the chevron paper in half, I first punched holes in it. That gave me an idea of where to cut.

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I used some foam dots to give dimension to the beautiful floral piece included in the ephemera pack, and added one of Dr. Seuss’s quotes that I have always loved as my inspiration for the month. I had a hard time choosing the bits and pieces to go in the pocket. They are all so fun!

This is my monthly spread for March.

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I like to keep it simple and usually only jot down a few things. The weekly spreads are much busier.

How lovely are these embellishments included in the kit? Don’t forget you can also download the exclusive printables that coordinate perfectly with the main kit.

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If you are a planner girl, the Clique store has a whole section where you can find stamps, stickers, monthly pages, washi, anything you need to complete your planner spread.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Enza


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Yearbook: Dear Edward

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Hello scrappers! Nicole here, with a layout that tells a story in a unique way. I was inspired by Ali Edwards to create a layout that includes a letter to a loved one. Naturally, I chose to write a letter to my son, Edward. I’ve actually been thinking about doing this for sometime now and then I saw what Ali did and I just started typing a letter to Edward one night. I wasn’t exactly sure what to write, so I just typed what came to my mind.

I used the March “Play” Clique Kit with some items I had in my stash for this layout. And a few add-ons from the shop!

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I seriously love how playful this kit is. It’s so pretty with all the different colors. My favorite part of the kit besides the patterned papers are the die cuts. There’s pretty much something in here for every scrapbooker.  This kit is perfect for scrapbooking those Spring layouts, but it also includes other patterns and die cuts to work for little boys.

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I decided to use the “unbreakable bond” cork at the top of the layout to help pull this layout together. This is something I added from my stash.

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Thank you for visiting today!

-Nicole


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February Pep Rally

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Welcome! Please join us today for the February Instagram share. We hope to inspired you with a variety of projects using the February Bee You kit. Here’s how this works; it’s very simple.

Subscribers are eligible to earn free product credits for participating in the Pep Rally via Instagram. Participation is a very relaxed commitment on a month by month basis. Simply email marketing@cliquekits.com by the 15th of the month to have your credits recorded. Subscribers may earn 5 credits (1 credit=$1) for each month they participate. If you end up not participating- we lash you with wet noodles. (Kidding.) We simply skip over your points that month. Credits are cumulative as long as you are still a subscriber! Sound good so far?

What do you do once you sign up? This is really straightforward too. We hope this step by step instruction covers what you do, who is eligible to win a prize, and what the prizes are.

Step 1: Take pictures of projects you created using the monthly kit (please use a minimum of 80% kit and add on products so that the inspiration provided for the Clique is kit-focused.) You can do this anytime during the month- but be sure your photos post before 10 am CST on Pep Rally Day.

Step 2: On or before Pep Rally day, join the event on Facebook and Instagram by sharing on Facebook with your friends and tagging them on Instagram letting them know that each name tagged is entered to win a free kit!

Step 3: Use the Instagram search tool with the keywords specified in the Hashtags and enjoy the eye candy! Leave some love for all your friends!

Step 4: Tune in to Clique Kits for announcements of the monthly Pep Rally participant winner selected to win an additional $10 product credit to spend in the Clique Kits store!

And without further ado, here are the hashtags. The first 3 are the same every month. The last two will obviously change each month.

#Click_Connect_Create

#CKPepRally

#CliqueKits

#CKFebruaryKit

#CKBEEYOU

Here is a sneak peek at some of the projects that our Design Team has created for the hop!

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Now get out there and get inspired because there are tons more where these came from! We love our subs and followers, and our community is growing every day. We are so thankful for you and hope you have fun!


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Locker Room | Love card

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Hi everyone,

Today, I want to show you a little card made with the Bee You Kit.
I absolutely wanted to create a Valentine card with this kit and here it is.

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As you can see, I’ve used layering to create dimension on the card, but I’ve also create a real volume with the central butterfly. It’s made it with the cork butterfly on which I’ve glued a paper butterfly cut in the Flock Hazelwood American Crafts paper. I think this paper was my favourite of the kit. There is so many way to use it.

An other way to use it is to add a beautiful background and that’s also what I did on the card.magalileluc_fb_card2

The little epoxy pink triangle is here to add a touch of colour above the butterfly and is perfectly assorted to the corrugated paper below the tag.

You may also have noticed that I slightly transform the tag from the Hazelwood paper. I’ve used the tag but I cut the lower part to add the beautiful border with white crosses on pink (also in the Hazelwood paper). I love that it created a type of ombre effect on the tag.

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I hope this inspired you! I wish you a wonderful day!
Magali

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February Designer in the Spotlight – Beth Snyder

Hello Everyone!  Erica here today to bring you our February Designer in the Spotlight!  This month our kit featured the beautiful Hazelwood collection by 1 Canoe 2 and we could not wait to meet the designer behind the collection!
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Beth Synder is the owner and one of the many faces behind 1 Canoe 2!  She has taken some time out of her day to answer a little Q&A for us today!  So grab your choice of drink, sit back relax and say hello to Beth!

1. Tell us a little bit about your creative process and what inspires you?We are makers at our core. We love to play with paper and glue and bits of fancy things. We are based in a small town in the Midwest, where the skies are big and the flowers are wild. Inspiration is all around us in nature and life, but our customers are the biggest inspiration. Making things for all of our followers is what keeps us excited!

 

2. Where and when are you most creative?
Personally, I’m a morning person. If I could get up at 4am and work till noon, that would be ideal. The other two artists on our team are night owls and often work at the office in the morning, take a break in the afternoon, then paint till the wee hours of the morning. There’s something about the quiet hours when the world (and social media) is asleep that draw out the best work. It’s probably the limited number of distractions.

 

3. What are some of your must have supplies?
Gouache paint, a couple of really good brushes, and an Xacto knife! And washi tape.

 

4. Have you always had a love for design and can you share where we can find
more of your work?
We are new to scrapbooking, but we’ve had a bustling stationery company for 7 years! You can find planners, notebooks, greeting cards, and lots of other fun stuff on our website (www.1canoe2.com), or in a shop near you!

 

5. 3 things people probably do not know about you.
  1.  I won an Emmy for television graphic design in my former job.
  2. I’ve broken my arm 4 times.
  3. All I really want in the world is for all the great people I know to know each other and be best friends.

 

6. Favorite:
● Book: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, or The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
● Movie: Steel Magnolias and Bridget Jones’ Diary (the first one)
● Candy Peppermint patties
● Drink Gin and Tonic, or Diet Coke
● Music Fleetwood Mac
● Color GREEN
● TV Show The West Wing
● Smells I have a terrible sense of smell! But probably lilacs.

 

7. We love the name 1 Canoe 2! Can you tell us how the name came about and
how 1 Canoe 2 was started?
1canoe2 is all about the spirit of friendship and team work. We like to think of one canoe, two girls. We started out on Etsy and have gone on to sell to over 1000 stores worldwide, including Anthropologie and Paper Source. I ran the business out of the basement at my house for 4 years before finally moving first to a little red barn, and now to a renovated bank building in our little town.

 

8. A piece of advice you would give to your younger self.
You be you. And never apologize for it.

 

9. The Hazelwood collection is one of our favorites and the response from our
subscribers has been incredible! Any plans for another scrapbooking collection?
We are just wrapping up the artwork for a new collection with American Crafts that will release in July! It’s called Creekside, and is all kinds of outdoors, starry skies, and family travel oriented. There are some SERIOUSLY CUTE accessories coming with it too. I can’t spill the beans yet, but let’s just say that you’ll squeal when you see the collection.

Beth thank you so much for being our February Designer in the Spotlight!  I know our readers are just as excited as I am to see the new collection!  To check out more from 1 Canoe 2 head on over to their website and blog and follow them on Facebook!


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Prom Committee: Mood Board March 2017 and CliqueZine

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Happy Sunday Everyone! I’m spending my weekend at a dance competition, the first of our season! So of course I’m probably running all over the place getting the dancers ready, cheering them on and probably exhausted by this point. But it’s so worth it to see those kiddos grow as dancers, performers, and most important as their own person. It is so rewarding. And I’m sure YOU are all excited about what we are bringing to March. Our March kit is titled “Play”. This colorful kit has fantastic elements to “play” with. We think you will adore this kit. With that being said, subscriptions are currently sold out. If you are interested in finding out when more kits are available or if by chance we have any that pop up for sale in our shop, please join our eNews list.
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Now, I can’t wait to share the March mood board!

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Of course I can’t leave without sharing some sneak peeks!

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ONE more announcement today! I’m so excited to introduce to you Clique Zine. This is an inspirational eZine that features projects from our design team, leadership team and guest designers. We have used past kits and store products in this eZine to inspire you and your own documenting. We hope you take the time to flip through the pages, the CK staff and design team have worked very hard on this project. There is also a link to some free digital printables. You can download CliqueZine on our website or view it on our website through issuu.

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Thank you for joining me today! The full reveal of the March Kit: Play is next Wednesday, February 22 to the public. You can purchase the February Kit: Bee You a la carte now in the Clique Kits shop. Have a great Sunday everyone and Happy Documenting.

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Hello Friend {Geek Lab}

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Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing two fun cards using the printables from the February BEE You kit. I love that we have these fabulous printables to help complete our kits. They always go so well with the papers and colors of the kit. Most of all, I love how you can adapt them to work for your project.

The two cards I’m sharing showcase one of the printables and how I used Photoshop to make it work for my card. Here are the two cards that I made:

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I also created a process video that will walk you through how I pulled the image from the printables, into Photoshop, and added the text. I printed it off to use as a die cut type element on one card and then printed it onto another printable element for a card base.

To see all the details and steps, I encourage you to watch the video below.

I hope this video has helped you come up with some new ways and ideas for using printables on your cards and projects. The possibilities truly are endless!

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Stay tuned because it’s almost time for the reveal of our March kit and boy is it a beauty!!!

Have a great day friends!

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