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July Kickoff: What’s in your Raskog?

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It’s July 1st and time to kick off another exciting month with the Clique! Have you seen Raskog-the July monthly kit?  If you are not already a subscriber July would be a great month to join us because the word on the street is that Raskog is a MUST HAVE kit that everyone is talking about. Before I give you some highlights of the month ahead, I want to make sure you are tracking the significance of this month’s kit name! What’s a Raskog you ask? It’s only the decade’s most popular piece of furniture for crafters. The OG Raskog hails from the Scandinavian design mother ship known as IKEA. Since this month’s kit is filled with bold graphics, modern minimalist patterns, and clean lines reminiscent of Scandinavian decor we decided to pay tribute to the organizing cart so many of us know and love.Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 9.35.43 PM

So, what’s in your Raskog? Make sure you stop by the Facebook group The Clique this month where everyone is sharing their projects- wouldn’t it be fun for everyone to also show us not only how they use their Raskog, but share any great ideas for organizing and storing paper crafting stash! There is always something fun to chat about with like minded paper crafters in our super laid back, supportive, and fun community online! You do not have to be a subscriber (but we love to enable you) to join The Clique- simply message or email us for an invite to The Clique private Facebook group.

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Here is a fast and easy layout I made of my son and his guy friends ready to go to Prom. I used a fun photo editing app on my iphone to filter and then printed the photo in 4 x 4 size on my canon Selphy. Do you think it kind of looks like they are in a band and it’s an album cover? I went for that look because my son is very into music and his group of friends do have a band, so I hope the photo conveys this!

I love, love, love the colored acetate words and phrases from Pinkfresh Studio’s Life Noted collection included in the kit. I also used the yellow plastic paper and cut my own large ampersand with a metal die. The large black acetate letters from Pink Paislee were an add on item and were just the size I needed to complete my composition of typography on the page. It’s really nice to be able to choose add ons a la carte that work with your specific projects, and they almost always ship free with kits! Since add on items are time sensitive to go with particular kits, they do tend to sell out quick! That’s why our subscribers always get a sneak peek ahead of the general public and time to get their order in before supplies sell out.

And now for the news! The Clique Kits leadership team just closed our design team call for the next 6 month term and we are blown away by the talent in the applications we have received. Somehow, someway, with careful thought and consideration we will arrive at our final selections in order to announce the new team by the end of July! Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply- you are ALL awesome! We are looking forward to introducing Varsity Team 2016-2017 so stay tuned!

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Clique Kits is really excited to bring you our third annual limited edition summer kit featuring another great Simple Stories collection!  This time the summer kit is all about simple summer scrapbooking to get your summer documented without wasting any beach or pool time to do it!  Look for tons of inspiration on You Tube!  These limited edition kits sell out fast and do not get re-stocked so get yours while they last! Lots of add ons are available in the shop to personalize your summer album.

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Clique Kits still has their Summer Sales by the Week specials going on- these have been so popular and helpful to really stretch the budget so there’s plenty left over to spend on summer activities!

Do we ever have a surprise in store! Clique Kits is going to extend the summer sales for one additional week-this one time only this year current and past kits will be on BOGO 50% off sale! That is buy one kit, get another kit for HALF PRICE. And in most cases, no additional shipping will be charged. Take advantage of our shipping special where purchases over $60 always ship free while stocking up on kits! Be sure to follow this blog and Instagram, and like our Facebook page to be the first to hear this sale announced next week.

Thanks for joining us today and have an awesome July!

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Happy Anniversary Clique Kits!

 

Happy April first everyone! This month is Clique Kits second anniversary and we are celebrating another full year of success by our definition in every sense of the word-a thriving community of subscribers, followers, and interactive members who share and support one another, continued growth despite an ever changing craft and hobby industry, and the opportunity to make new friends every single day!

We are also taking a moment to reflect on our cherished memories, which is why we decided to name this kit Origins. The founding leadership team at Clique Kits met each other through the Memory Works community, a now defunct company owned by the same family who now owns and operates Simple Stories. We just love the Crowell family, one of many small business vendors we are so proud to work with who provide invaluable customer service.

The Life in Color line from Simple Stories is fresh and trendy and yet carries on the style and user-friendliness Simple Stories is known for. Added to it are some sunny yellow enamel hearts from Bella’s new Illustrated Faith line and our exclusive designed camera laser cut from mirrored acrylic brought to you by Color Cast Designs. We know you will be crafting with this kit all month long!

We have had so many new subscribers to our kits and blog, and we welcome everyone! Please make sure you are following our Facebook fan page, and that you join our Facebook group The Clique. We are also active on Instagram and Youtube! Do you Pin to Pinterest? We have community boards and are happy to send invites to pin. You can follow our Clique Kit boards where you will find lots of inspiration from other pinners especially our amazing Varsity Design team.

I have heard a rumor that there will be Golden Tickets included randomly in some lucky kit subscribers this month. The recipients of the golden tickets will be awarded a really great PRIZE! Details are to follow in one of our email newsletters. Make sure that you are on the mailing list for our email  newsletters to find out more!

Here are some upcoming features and events for you to stay tuned for!

  • April Kits will be shipping out as we speak no later than April 10th
  • Meet and Greet your Leadership Team here on the blog- from now on every year around our anniversary we will round-up our leaders again so that anyone new to the Clique can learn about the Clique Kits leadership team and the roles of each team member! Coming soon- meet and greet Gia (me)*, Erica, and Nicole. A behind the scenes peek at Creative Director, Marketing and Customer Relations Director, and Design Team Leader Roles firsthand! We work for you and want you to get to know us better!
  • The Pep Rally Blog Share for Subscribers and the design team
  • Details headed your way for the National Scrapbooking Day Online event in May! It will be here before we know it!
  • Clique Cards 2016: Spring Edition Kits are shipping!

I’ll be back later with another post to share a little more about my role as Creative Director… ——>> (that’s me, AKA, Water Girl)

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March Kickoff

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And the Academy Award for Best Actor goes to…

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Gotta love that Leonardo DiCaprio! How can you not? And now I would like to thank the Clique for bringing us so much amazing and incredible inspiration every day on social media! You guys are the best! Every day I am blown away by the talent of our subscribers, and by the caring supportive attitudes I see- it makes me happy. It reminds me of the time the Clique Kits girls discussed the type of community we wanted to build to be a part of and make our scrappy home in the future. And we said, “What if instead of asking what if, we said HELL YEAH!”

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Hi everyone! I could not be more excited to kick off this month because the March Kit Hell Yeah really, truly, no-for-real is my all time favorite Clique Kit ever made so far! I know, I know…you say that every month, right? But, this month really is special. Inna Moreva, one of Clique Kits graphic designers in collaboration with the rest of the Clique Kits girls exceeded all expectations designing our first ever Clique Kits exclusive 12 x 12 papers and die cut ephemera packs, in addition to the usual cards and flair. With motifs like happy macaroons and french fries, Eiffel towers, abstract painterly patterns, and fresh, funky colors for Spring- this kit is so much fun to play with. Of course Ashley Goldberg’s Goldie collection from 7 Paper forms the backbone of the paper collection and we are just so excited to see what our subscribers are going to create with the March Kit all month long. Make sure you are sharing in the facebook group, and on instagram-please tag us! We love to spot our subscribers sharing! Many who have been discovered have become guest designers and limited edition kit designers!

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We would love to have you join the fun with our monthly challenge, which will post live on March 5th. I can’t wait to see the Varsity Design team’s inspiration! Play along for a chance to win a prize!

If you are a blogger, we hope you will join us this month for the monthly Pep Rally on March 23rd. Subscribers and Design Team members alike may participate in the monthly blog share showing one or more projects using the kit of the month. Each participant earns product credit just for doing what you love! There is also a chance to win extra product credits for participating, and invited guests and blog hoppers can win a free kit. This event is a sentinel to mark the reveal of the following month’s kit, with all of the hype, while enjoying the sharing and inspiration of the previous month’s creativity.

In other news this month, the Clique Cards Spring Edition Limited Edition Kit is available for pre-order. This kit is beautiful, and features the My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 collection by Jen Allyson, and a few surprises. Whether you make cards or not, this kit will not disappoint. The Clique Kits Spring card kit is able to help you stock up on all occasion cards to last throughout the year. Combined with our World Card Making Day card kit and our Holiday Card Kit, this kit rounds out the perfect triad of card kits to complement your monthly subscription. cardkit

You won’t want to miss out on the adorable cactus and macaroon exclusive stamp sets in the shop, plus the latest inks from Altenew. Shop the Clique Cards Spring 2016 and Add Ons section of the store for ideas!

Have you seen all of the new products added to the Clique Kits shop? With new merchandise listed all the time- make sure you follow our blog and follow us on social media so you stay informed!

Did you know that in addition to the main Clique Kits blog (this one) the Clique Kits leadership team also have their own blogs ? There is often so much information to share, news, updates on products, inspiration, previews, and of course projects to share…too much to fit it all in here. Make sure that in addition to following Clique Kits you also follow Gia,  Erica , and Nicole. We would also love it if you would follow all of our fabulous Design Team members! You can find their links here! Simply click on a photo to be connected to the blog! If you have a blog or are active on social media, please share your links and galleries with the Clique!

Let’s get March started and bring it on!  Now can I have a Hell Yeah?!

-xo Gia

 

 

 


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February Kickoff

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This February there is so much to celebrate! Gia here with a quick kickoff post just to preview what is to come this month in the Clique. The February kit, Hot Mess is going to be shipping out to subscribers this week and you can start stalking your mail-person really soon. Naming this kit was inspired by the beautiful, smart, and funny Mindy Kaling:

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I found this definition of Hot Mess online and just had to share it. I think the message is exactly what the colorful yet chaotic eclectic beauty in this kit conveys. I hope it inspires you to create from your authentic, colorful, soulful beautiful heart all month long.

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February is going to be such an exciting month. Clique Kits is thrilled to have our second annual Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Kit available and shipping now. This year’s kit is called XOXO and features the Valentina collection from Bella Blvd. There are also exclusive products and extras from the Crate Paper Hello Love collection- all together this kit is fabulous whether you are creating for your Valentines or your Galentines! This kit is all ages versatile.

Join us for the following special events this month!

February 6th Bella Blvd and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 13th Just Nick and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 24th Clique Kits Pep Rally Subscriber and Design Team Blog Share

We know that you are going to be so inspired by the amazing work of design team members from the Clique Kits Varsity Team as well as the Bella Blvd team and the Just Nick team.

Welcome to New Subscribers!

Clique Kits is growing by leaps and bounds again! It is so exciting and I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our newest members who have subscribed to receive kits by mail or who have joined our community on Facebook and interact with us on social media. If I have not had a chance to say to hello to you personally, I hope I will very soon catch up to you! HUGS from Gia, Lacey, Erica, and Nicole your Clique Kits leadership team!

 

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Here is our picture from CHA-2016 at the Ali Edwards Photo Booth! From Left to right: Nicole Martel, Gia Lau, Lacey Gasper, Erica Thompson, and our Special Friend and Design Team Member-You Tuber Sandy Gonzales (Oh Snap Gonzo). We really take an interest in you and everything you do and share-so please let us know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Shipping Increases Are A Pain

Like every other company dealing with the USPS price increases recently, we are forced to look at some of our shipping costs and make adjustments.  Please know that we will do everything possible to minimize the impact of these increases and will be working to find creative ways to continue to bring you jam packed kits at low prices with our all-in-one box and create-your-own add-on kit philosophy.  We will also continue to offer lots of extra product which subscribers can ship for free with their kits each month (no additional shipping cost up to a certain weight limit) and our super popular limited edition kits, with new ones added each year!

Thanks for stopping by today! I know this February will bring awesome things!

-x Gia