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Geek Lab- Hello Little Critter

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Happy Thursday!  For my page today, I decided to use a tool that rarely gets used from my stash: punches, along with my February Kit.  I used some small circle punches to add some bright spots of color to my layout below:

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For the rest of my page, I kept to a palette of cool colors with the purples, teals, and mint in a simple layout design with a black of patterned paper on the left and another on the right and a strip of gingham down the middle. Centering a photo on this strip helps guide your eye to the photo.

For embellishing, I fussy cut some of the black and white flowers and added some white tags for journaling.

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I felt like I needed something to “pop” on the page, and was playing around with other papers, but I tried a tiny bit of this corrugated cardboard from Fancy Pants and it really helped add some amazing contrast.

I actually tried to cut to corrugated cardboard using a cut file and my Silhouette, but it was an epic fail!   The cardboard ripped and the design did not cut.  Perhaps a deep blade would work?  Anyways, I decided just to stick with some simple circles that I punched with some circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Wander and Wonder: Yearbook

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Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a page I made with the February Kit and also one of the cut files that comes with it.

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I began by added some mist and watercolors to my background and then stitched a circle.

 

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I cut my cut file from white cardstock and backed it with yellow patterned paper.  The flowers I cut from Navy paper and filled with light blue paper.

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I added a few of the beautiful butterfly rub-ons, die cuts, and cork in clusters around the page.

 

A little “Yearbook” tip: As always, I add journaling telling my story.  Usually it is hand written.  But one thing that I ALWAYS add to every page is also the date on a label.  I find that with pages about kids especially, it is hard to remember the exact year or day, so I think it is an important piece to add to the page!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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Yearbook: Handwriting the story

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Hi everyone!  Audrey here with a Yearbook post today.  I had an important story that I wanted to document with this kit, so I am focusing on my journaling for this page.  Sometimes I think my journaling is messy (and I misspell words a lot!) but I remember that when my kids or grandchildren are look at these in the future, they are going to want to see a part of me!  So that is why I choose to hand journal on my pages.

I knew I wanted to use bits of the bright colored papers with the black and white stripe, so I cut out some scalloped shapes from a few different bright prints.  I ground my photos on the black and white paper with a piece of pink paper the same scalloped shape.

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I kept my embellishments on the left side of the page leaving a lot of white space on the right.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and remember to put a little piece of you on your pages!


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Field Notes- I <3 NY mini album

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Hey everyone!  Today I am sharing a little mini album that I made with the December “Wonderland” kit.  I was really inspired by the black and white elements in the kit.  I had been meaning to do a little mini of our trip to NYC last December, and although I scrapped a few of the photo from my trips, I wanted to put more of them together in a little book.

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I was trying to mimic a kind of traveler’s notebook, and though this Bella Blvd acetate sheet would make a great cover for the album.

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For my inside pages, which I wanted to be white, I was thinking of using just plain printer paper, but it was too thin to stand up the embellishing I wanted to do.  And white cardstock was too thick. While looking for some other papers, I had an “Ah-ha!” moment when I stumbled across a pack of plain white card envelopes.  So my album pages are made from envelopes.  I stitched down the envelope flaps (alternating the direction of the envelopes) and added the acetate cover on the front.  On the small envelope flaps, I glued some of the 3×4 and 4×6 cards that are exclusive to this kit and backed them with paper.

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For my pages, I kept it real simple.  I added a few black splatters and some snips of patterned papers with phrases from the Pink Paislee Moonshine collection.  I punched some circles from the Bella Blvd paper and used them to write the location.  Finally, I added some black and white tabs to the edge of each page and my journaling as well.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Wonderland kit!

 

 


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Girl’s Night Out- Art Studio

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Hey everyone!  Today I am sharing how I used the Bella Blvd Elements Stamps along with the December Wonderland kit on my layout!

 

I LOVED this gorgeous piece of paper in the kit called ‘The Heavens” by Bella Blvd, and it had a little are of dashed black lines on it.  I decided to use the stamps to create more areas of black on the brightly colored paper.gno-ck

 

I first cut my paper to a large triangle with my photos towards the bottom.  Then using painters tape, I taped off triangular areas where I could stamp and create a distinct edge.

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I fussy cut out some circles from another piece of Bella Blvd paper in the kit and scattered them on my page.  I embellished them with some die cut tabs and the exclusive ephemera.

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I also added in some of the Jillibean Soup wood veneers and some of the exclusive die cuts, too.

 

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If you want to watch me create this page from start to finish, here is my process video!

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 


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“ABC Dude” Process Video

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I wanted to pull out the colors in the October kit, Sapphire, to use on a back-to-school page.  I thought the combination of navy, mustardy yellow, and aqua were a great palette, and some of the greys and blacks on the Pinkfresh patterned papers reminded me of a chalkboard look.

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I wanted to do something with “ABC’s”, so I used a cut file to cut out my letters, making the rectangles just smaller than my photo to make the photo stand out more. You can see how I manipulated the cut file in my video below. I backed the letters with different colored papers.

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My initial plan was to use kraft paper as the background, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  I had ONE whole sheet of patterned paper left in the kit, and it was a perfect fit!  I added a few more black splatters to match what was already on the paper, and then just layered my cut files and photo on.

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To draw more attention to the photo, I want to have some “arrows” pointing towards it, and the triangles from one of the patterned paper were perfect for the job.  I tried to create a visual triangle with the colors at the top and bottom with the colors on the abc cards.

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You can watch how I completed this page from start to finish below.  Hope you enjoy!

 

 


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Everyday has a Story

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They say a photo can say a 1000 words.  But that’s only if you are the one who knows the story behind it!  When I am scrapbooking, I often have to write out the full story so that my children (and anyone else who looks through my books) knows what this particular photo means to me.

For this page that I created with the October Kit, Sapphire, I had a bit to say, but didn’t want it to take away from the design of my page.  So I created a little pocket behind my photo to hide my journaling.

 

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I added a piece of paper to the back of my page to help hold me journaling tag in place.

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The tag is one of the exclusive cards in the kit.  I added a little punched strip to the top and a die cut from the PinkFresh Die Cuts pack.  Then I stitched it all together.

 

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My story is written on the back.

 

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You can also see one of the October cut files under my photo that I layered with patterned paper, die cuts, and flair!

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You can watch this entire process here in my video:

 

 

Be sure to tell your story on your pages!!

 

 


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Love This Cabin Life

art-studioHi Everyone!   Audrey here to share a little bit of “art” with you today!

When I saw the sapphire kit this month, I REALLY wanted to try and use these colors for a fall themed page.  At first glance, it may not seem like a fall-ish kit, but with just a touch of brown, you can really achieve a fall-like feel!

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I began by adding some brown mists in different shades to my background and painting them on with a water color brush.

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I then punched some leaves from a few of the more “solid” color papers in the kits in navy, mustard, mint, and pink.  I clustered these leaves behind the photos with some of the other “real” copper colored leaved included in the kit.

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I stitched a circle to help ground the photo and the title together.

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I was hesitant about adding in that little bit or orangy-red, but I’m glad I did!

 

You can see how I created this page from start to finish here:

 

How is this kit inspiring you to create a fall page?  Please share!

 


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Geek Lab- Machine Sewing tips

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First of all, I just wanna say how excited I am to be here sharing my first page on the Clique Kits blog!  And secondly, how gorgeous is the new October Kit Sapphire?!

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Here is my first page I created with the kit combining both the Pinkfresh Studios and Simple Stories papers.  I tend to usually stick with one line when I create, even within a kit, so I wanted to mix it up this time.

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The large sections of aqua, navy and red seems a bit boring, so I decided to give my sewing machine a workout to add some more interest and jazz it up a bit!

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I added a bit of white and gold twine from my stash to coordinate with the other gold elements in the kit like this beautiful wood veneer piece with gold accents.picture-day-1_edited-2

I tried to add continuity throughout the page by adding aqua, red, yellow, and navy accents at each point of the visual triangle.

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You can watch how I created this page below, and after that is another video that I created on machine sewing on your scrapbook pages.  I hope you are inspired to break out your machine and add in some more texture and details with some stitches and thread.