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Geek Lab- April Cut Files

This month’s cut files are super fun to work with!  I used both the floral, and the phrase files on my page below with the April kit, “Jellybean”.

 

 

I loved the lines of these flowers, so I wanted them to stand out. I didn’t back them with paper and cut them from white cardstock so that they would contrast against the colorful background.

The flow of the font of the sripty title goes perfectly with the floral cut file.

The background paper is a gorgeous periwinkle ombre print.  I added some white gesso and pink and seafoam mists which I smooshed on the gesso.

I used the Pink Paislee paper in the kit (paper #14) that has the overlapping circles and cut them out and folded them in half.  I was originally going to make a banner from them, but I decided on just leaving them like little clusters on the page.

I did very little embellishing, only adding a few gold foiled accents and some enamel dots.  I wanted the colors and the cut files to be the star of the page.

 

You can watch my process from start to finish here:

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 


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Create Beautiful Art- Geek Lab

 

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing a page I made with the new April kit, “Jellybean”!   It is absolutely gorgeous and full of amazing, bright colors. For our Geek Lab, I am going to be using cut files, AND using the exclusive PRINTABLE that comes with the kit!

There were two particular things that inspired me for this page:  a piece of the exclusive flair that says “she’s crafty”, and a piece of the Bella Blvd “Make Your Mark” paper with lots of colorful paint strokes.

I had a photo of my daughter watching a Bob Ross video on YouTube and painting, so I thought these items would be a great way to highlight this photo.

I began by cutting out some large paint stroke shapes from a digital cut file and also the word “Art”.  I planned on backing these areas with the bright paint stroke paper.

 

I used a dry, 1″ paintbrush to stroke some areas of dark paint and over my title area and for some journaling areas.

I framed my photo with a cut file frame to make it look like a picture frame and hung it with some twine and a brad from my stash.

I embellished with cut outs from the exclusive printable that includes phrases and lots of tags and other elements.  There were also quite a few Bella Blvd bits that had sayings relating to making art and creating, so I had to add those in!

 

Finally, I added some stitching and doodled some stars.

 

You can watch my entire process here:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget about the printables that come with the kit!

 


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Geek Lab – Simple Stitching

Hello Clique fans!  Erica here with you today to bring you a layout using the March 2017 kit and add ons!  You can find this kit in the Clique Kits shop HERE.  I will also be using the March sketch that went up earlier this month for our blog challenge!

This month our sponsor is the fabulous Cut Shoppe!  Link up your projects for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe!  I have been having so much fun creating with the March Clique Kit and we I have been enjoying seeing all the fabulous projects that our subscribers and design team have shared so far!

For my  layout I started with a white 12×12 cardstock and added two pieces of pattern paper from the kit!  I cut them to match the sketch and love how they came out!  I decided that I needed to add some texture so I pulled out my handy dandy sewing machine and found a nice zig zag stitch!

Stitching on your projects is so easy to do and you can find really affordable machines on Amazon!  I just love the texture it adds to my projects and it is super simple and quick to do!  I keep my machine right under my desk so it is easy to just grab and get to work!  Once my stitching was done I added a few layers behind my photo and adhered it down to my layout!  Then the fun part…pulling out all my embellishments from my kit and add ons from the shop!!  I love that the Clique Kits shop has a la carte add ons so you can pick and choose what you want to add to your box each month!  You can check out the March Add ons HERE in the shop!  Don’t forget to also check out all the other goods Clique Kits has available too!

The ephemera in this kit are amazing and you get so many in your kit!  I used a few here on my layout to frame my photo!  The photo is of our youngest son Eli and his best friend Izzy our boxer!  These two are just so close and it melts my heart to see how much they love each other!  I snapped this pic of them napping together in Izzy’s bed!  I mean how adorable right!

I used some stickers from the Shimelle accent sticker sheet that was on of the March add ons!  To finish off my layout I added some ink splatters and some journaling with my WRMK Typeset typewriter and called it done!

Using the March sketch helped bring this layout together so quick!  I would love to see you give this sketch a shot and link up to our monthly challenge!  You can find the challenge HERE and also if you are on Instagram or Facebook you can tag us so we can see what you have created!

Tomorrow is our April kit reveal and we hope you will join us here on the blog and on Instagram for our Pep Rally!

We also have something new that will be launching in April that you do not want to miss!  Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get our monthly product specials and any discount codes we have out!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

 

 


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Geek Lab: Happy Birthday

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Hello everyone! I just love the fun stickers from the March add-ons. I am so glad I bought them. They really help stretched this month’s kit. I felt this month’s kit was perfect for scrapbooking a photo from Edward’s birthday party since it included banners, flags and the word “happy” in the embellishments and add-ons. He was so happy his daddy could take a little big of time off from work to be at the party. His face is priceless in this photo. I just love it.

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Before I started putting this layout together, I already had an idea as to what I wanted to do. I wanted to use the washi tape strips at the bottom of the layout for a fun design. I used scraps of patterned paper to create a fun frame for the photo. Once the photo was adhered to the layout, I added the stickers. I used a fine-tip pen to hand-write birthday to the flag sticker. Initially, the sticker banner did not include the “congratulations”, I had cut the congratulations from a sticker to add to the banner.

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Since I ran out of washi strips, I added the “ADVENTURE” banner sticker at the end to fill in the space so there wouldn’t be a gap in space. I used foam squares to pop the stickers up from the layout a bit.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

-Nicole


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Geek Lab | One + One

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Hi Clique Kits fans,

I am very happy to be here with you today, to show you a fun way to customize the wood embellishment (one + one = us), that you can find in the March kit (Play kit)
available in the shop.

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As you can see, I’ve tried to create the same effect than in the letters from the kit.
I’ve painted half the letters with a new product from Aladine: the Izink 3D Texture Paste.
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It’s a kind of light coloured texture paste, very easy to apply.
To obtain this effect, I’ve used washi tape as masking tape. I did not have any more masking tape, but that may be better to use masking tape than you favorite washi tape, except if you want to leave the washi on the letters.
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Then, I’ve applied my texture paste directly on the wood with my finger. The best is to follow the lines of the wood, and the embellishment is perfect for that.
Let the texture paste dry at least 10 minutes. Then take off the washi tape and enjoy!
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I absolutely love the result!!

Then, this wood embellishment can be used in your layout.
Here are some close ups for you to see the details.
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Have a great day and don’t hesitate if you have some questions.
Magali


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Hello Friend {Geek Lab}

Blog Image_Geek LabHi friends,

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!

melissa-elsner


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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!