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Falling leaves


Hi everyone! Nicole here with my very first Clique Kits post. Ah, what a fabulous kit we have here this month. I love the rich colors in the Masquerade Ball kit featuring lots of Basic Grey goodies. When I first saw the kit, I immediately thought of those fun fall photos that I took last year.This month, I chose to play in the “Locker Room”. I spent more hours than I can count in the Locker Room trying to determine what fun technique I could experiment with so when I looked over in the corner of the locker room and spotted a pile of die cuts and stickers scattered on the floor, I though, oh no. Who let that kid in here?I picked those babies up and put them on my desk and started scrapping. Really, it’s no surprise that I would reach for the die cuts because they are one my favorite embellishments aside from flairs stickers. Did I mention that I LOVE die cuts?  I use them on the majority of my layouts because they are great for filling in empty spaces. Sometimes, I’ll look at a layout and think it’s missing something and I’ll pull out my pop dots and die cuts and go to town.

Before I began, I knew that I wanted to scrap a few different photos so the first thing I did was cut two patterned papers into 8 1/2″x11″ and 7 1/2″x10″ rectangles. Then I matted the smaller rectangle to the larger rectangle. After this, I cut the “life is good” die cut card from the patterned paper.

Then, I had a hard time deciding on a layout design that would fit all three photos without feeling too cluttered. So I simply moved the photos around the page to get some ideas. Once I was pleased with the arrangement, I adhered the photos to the paper.

Using transparencies can be tricky, but they don’t have to be. I simply staple my transparency die cuts right onto the layout.

I created this cute little embellishment simply by combining a leaf die cut, transparency die and a flair sticker. Love!
Since I didn’t want to use the entire die cut shape for my layout, I simply cut the journaling block out and adhered it to my layout once I completed my journaling. I tend to cut die cuts often to make them work for my project that I’m working with.
And sometimes, I will use a pop dot to make my stickers pop off the page. It’s a great way to add dimension to any projects while at the same time, eliminating that “flat” look. Most of the time, I wait until the very last minute to lay down my stickers because once they are on the layout, you can’t take them off.
And here is my final layout. I have to admit, I just love it to pieces. What can I say, fall is my favorite season of the year!

10 thoughts on “Falling leaves

  1. Love this page. It’s amazing to see the difference from when you just lay down your photos, and then with a few additions, it totally comes alive.


  2. This is beautiful! I love how you got 3 photos on an 8.5×11 layout!


  3. This is a beautiful fall layout! Thanks for the details on your process!


  4. great layout, nicole!!


  5. Love the grid design and how you used lots of pics, I also do love diecuts 🙂 awesome layout Nicole!


  6. Beautiful layout Nicole! I love how you took us through your process!! Your photos are perfect with this kit and I also love using my stapler with acetate pieces!!


  7. Love the colors and the photos. They go so well together! Beautiful layout!


  8. Beautiful balance of photos, layout & papers Nicole!!! I love your tips for adding diecuts. You’re excitement is contagious!!


  9. Nicole, your layout is adorable….love the way you combined the pic and layering!! Great job!!


  10. Great tips Nicole and I love how vibrant the colors are.


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