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Field Notes: First Day

Hello, friends! I am here to share with you my last project as a design team member for Clique Kits. I have had a blast this past year. I have loved being on the Design Team and working with such amazing people. Thank you everyone for giving me this opportunity.

My traveler’s notebook spread today is all about my son’s first day of school. I can’t stop saying how much I love the colors in the September Sundance kit!

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I wanted to use lots of different patterns and colors, so I decided to use a star craft die to obtain multiple shapes in different sizes. I then placed them in a diagonal across the two pages, making sure to overlap them and create some texture and dimension.

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The Freckled Fawn Puffy Alpha Stickers are the perfect addition to any project. I love their size and how they complement the design without being overwhelming.

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I finished the spread with some sentiments from the 1Canoe2 sticker sheets and Fancy Pants Designs Puffy stickers.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the Clique store for a variety of beautiful products!

Have a lovely day!

Enza


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Wander

Hi everyone. I’ve been waiting since May to scrapbook these adorable alpacas. The Sundance kit was perfect for these photos. I love the patterns in this collection and decided to use a variety of patterns for the background of my layout. I love patterned paper…

 

One of my favorite types of die cuts is frames. I love creating a collage of photos to print them on a smaller scale to use on my layout. This tip works perfectly for printing small photos just small enough to fit within the frames.

I layered the frames side by side then used a few die cuts, acrylic and stickers to decorate the frames.

Since I ran out of space to actually hand-journal on this layout, I used the sticker words to help share my story!

Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Yearbook: Adventure

Hi ladies. I am back today with another fun layout I created using the September Sundance kit. The patterns and die cuts in this month’s kit is so pretty. I love them. I’ve had these photos for a few months now, but didn’t have the right papers and embellishments to go with them. I pulled the blue and cream colors from the photos to create a well balanced layout.

I wasn’t sure at first if the washi would go with this layout, but I managed making it work by adding the tiny red plaid star sticker to help pull the red into the layout. I used a pen and ruler to create faux stitching on the heart sticker.


I layered several die cuts together at the bottom of the photo to help pull the photos together. And to balance it out, I added a few more at the top right photo in the corner. Then I added my hand-journaling to complete the layout.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Field Notes-My Lovely Life

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Hello again!  Candace back with you today to share my last layout at a design team member for Clique Kits.  I have seriously loved every minute being a part of this amazing team and company ran by some pretty kick butt ladies.  A big huge heart felt thank you to Erica, Gia, Lacey and Nicole!  The last two years have been nothing short of wonderful.  I have learned so much from these ladies and grown not only as a designer but as a person.  Thank you to Gia for always being a cheerleader and making me feel special!  Thank you to Lacey for working so hard on all the digital and other goodies and even letting me help out a few times!  Thank you to Nicole for keeping the team and me moving, creating and motivated.  Thank you to Erica for…well…everything!  Erica is not only the sweetest person to work for, but super talented, has taught me SO much and given me opportunities that have pushed me to learn and grow.  Thank you a million times over for two amazing years!  I hope to work with you ladies again soon!

Now for my final spread…

I love the long road paper in the kit this month and knew that I had to use it on one of my projects. I centered the road on the left side of my traveler’s notebook to act as a full page photo or focal point.

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I adhered the title to the top of the paper in a vertical line to keep the design elements moving in the same direction as the photo.

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On the left side of the spread I adhered a cute photo of my boys that almost fit the width of the paper.  I wanted to again keep all the design elements vertical.  To help with this, I added an enamel arrow pointing down towards the photo.  This keeps the eye moving vertically down the spread.

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Lastly, I took one of the die cut pieces from the kit and ran it through my typewriter. After adding just a bit of journaling I adhered it under the photo.  I used colors similar to the left side to tie the two sides together.

I love the words and the photos in this little spread and I know that it will be one of those spreads that I will look at often.  Such cute boys!

Thanks for stopping by today!  You can check out the goodies I used for this layout in the shop here.  Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 


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Yearbook – Explore

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Hello, Clique friends. Today I’m bringing a new layout created with the gorgeous September Sundance kit.

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My goal for this page was to include multiple pictures. Although I tend to make one-photo layouts, sometimes I feel like that is not enough to document a story or capture the little details. Here you can see my oldest daughter playing the ukulele. I love how focused and passionate she gets every time she plays. Nothing can distract her! Those three pictures needed to go together on one page 🙂 I reduced their size to measure about six inches in length all together. It was like working with one 4×6” photo.

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I started by fussy cutting several flowers from one of the 1Canoe2 patterned papers that came in the kit. I was planning on having a white background and wanted to include pops of color and dimension by adding those cut outs here and there. To bring in more interest, I decided to use a cut file from my stash to cover a little more than half of the page. I love the tone-on-tone look. It is subtle but definitely noticeable.

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I adhered the three pictures together on layers of card stock and popped them up with some foam. The leaves and additional flowers you see on the right-hand side were fussy cut from another paper in the kit. I like how the pink brings in an extra element of color. It also created the perfect spot for the acrylic words and heart. Enamel dots finished the layout.

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I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your kit and include multiple photos on your pages. This kit is absolutely lovely and very versatile. Get yours before it’s gone!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Enza


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Geek Lab: Adventure Card

Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today and it’s a bittersweet post! This is my last one… not just for this current kit but also for my term as a design team member. I have absolutely loved my time here with Clique Kits but, I had to make the decision. I love designing and teaching and empowering other creative types but, it’s time to take a break from DT’s and focus on me and what I want to do. I’m looking forward to no deadlines and such. But, I will say, this team will be one I will miss. I hope you know that Clique Kits has a GREAT things here. Beautiful kits (will always be my favorite), amazing inspiration (I’m excited to see what the next team does) and a fun community (have you joined us on Facebook yet?)

For my last card with you all, I wanted to, once again, show you a card using the gorgeous cut files that are exclusive to the CK kits. I loved the fall leaves square but, was more drawn to the individual leaves. In my head, I pictured utilizing the circle stickers and then embellishing with the leaves. It turned out better than I even thought. I hope you like it too. Here is the finished card a few close ups:

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I also used the little asterisk shaped cut files that were part of that square. I actually like the texture they bring with the tone on tone of the white cardstock. I was equally excited when I realized you can see them in the photo too!

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How cute do those leaves look??? They really add the perfect amount of texture and help the card have a bit of interest. Those stickers are fabulous but, when in a pinch for that “one more thing”, cut files are the best!

I decided to hand write the first part of the sentiment on to one of the stickers. I just could not find the right alpha in my stash or anywhere else so, handwriting it is. Thankfully, I do like my handwriting!

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Thanks for joining me here today!

The past year has definitely been an adventure I have enjoyed and I’m also looking forward to moving on! See you around!

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Go Outside & Play

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Hello friends! I have a fun mixed media layout to share with you today using some watercolor paints from Shimmerz Paints and stamps from Altenew. And of course, all of the other gorgeous papers and embellishments used are from the September Sundance kit. LOVE this kit. It’s so pretty and it’s perfect for scrapbooking those special outdoors events.

I used a some watercolor paints in the colors of beige, blue and green to draw different paint stroke lines down the page and across the page to create a fun background for my layout. While I was trying to figure out how to incorporate the tiny circle stickers on my layout, I found a button in my stash that was the perfect size for the sticker!

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I cut some flowers from the patterned paper to use as a die cut on my layout. I needed some flowers and that blue flower in the patterned is gorgeous!

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I splashed some gold paint onto the layout too. I love how much a touch of gold makes this layout pop. Such a fun, happy layout.

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The tiny word stickers fit within the sticker banners perfectly! I always like using sticker banners with some kind of sentiment so I made these stickers work for me!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I’ve inspired you to try using watercolors and stamps on your layout. Don’t forget, the Clique Kits shop has a variety of mixed media products available. Click here to see what’s available.

Nicole