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Favorite – Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Well hello again!
It’s me!!! Kareen. I’m back with another layout. Yeah!
I, of course, used the Sorbet May kit? Did you fall in love with it?
Not yet? Well, what are you waiting for!

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So, here is my layout!
For the background, I used the Kaisercraft paper from the kit.
It was perfect for watercolor and for a resist effect. cliquekits

Some close ups :
As you can see, I used a lot of embellishments from the kit. I only add flowers. cliquekits_2

I also used a 3″x 4″ card from the 12″x12″ Kaisercraft paper.
I watercolored it the same color of my background.cliquekits_3

I also used the printables that goes with the kit. A good way to embellish your layout!cliquekits_4

And a little extra today…. I made a video!

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Selfie Delightful – Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Hello!

It’s me again! And so thrilled to be here.
Today, I present you a funny layout. I say funny, because the picture you
see on the layout, it’s my daughter. I was browsing the photos on my cellphone and
I found this one. I laughed when I saw it, what a cutie pie.

Of course, I used the Sorbet May Kit!!ck-may17-kit-1_1_orig

And here is my layout :
I used the kaisercraft paper and watercolor them. Then, I cut them a little bit to
have them smaller and use it as quotes for my layout.
I also used the alphabet thickers, puffy stickers, washi tape and a flair.theclique_1

Some close-ups : theclique_2theclique_3

Thanks for stopping  by
and see you next time!

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April Challenge by Evi

Hello Scrappy friends!  Today I this colorful layout for the April Challenge.  I was challenged to use a lovely stamp available in the shop that reads “May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.”  A feeling I am sure we have all felt from time to time.  I decided to create my own background paper with it and heat embossed it repeatedly on white card stock paper.  I used black embossing powder cause I wanted to add color and I wanted the embossing to add a resist to my mixed media.

I then took a few colors of blues and aqua colors of inexpensive acrylic paint and add water to have a light wash of color. I did horizontal stripes.  I cut down my paper to be an 11×11 inch square and matted it on a piece of patterned paper from the April 2017 kit from Bella Blvd.

 

 

I then continued to use the elements of the kit to continue scrapping this wonderful photo of my mom and me in our WICKED leggings.  I am a new consultant for LuLaRoe and I am all about the leggings these days, so when we saw leggings being sold we immediately bought two pairs.

I used the cut apart sheet for the added blue element on the page and love what it read, ‘something tells me Im going to cherish you forever.’  I then added the last pieces of die cuts and my last two flairs from the April add on.  The colorful hearts were punched out of the scraps of paper from a previous layout I made this month.

I think I put the stamp to good use.  Think outside the box when it comes to your stamps and create a wonderful background for your next layout.

Till next time,

Evi


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Field Notes – Colorful and fun

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Hello Clique friends. I’m back today to share a couple of spreads in my traveler’s notebook. The super fun March Play kit was perfect to give my pages lots of color and a happy vibe.

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For my first spread, I decided to use a couple of pictures of my daughter playing in the snow.

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I always start by covering the pages with cardstock, as it makes them thicker and more difficult to tear. I picked white for the left side and patterned paper from the Little by little collection for the right side. I then fussy cut two of the wreaths out of the Clever Little Fox paper to use them as a base for my photos.

egudor_March14_FieldNotes_CloseUp2For the opposite side, I went for a tone-on-tone look. Ephemera pieces and stickers match the colors in the background. To bring the spread together I used a branding strip across the bottom of both pages.

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My second spread took a little bit more time as I decided to add some stitching to it.

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One of the patterned papers in the kit has several words in different colors that I absolutely love. I picked the ‘heart’ one, as the color matched my daughter’s shirt in the picture. I glued the letters onto the polka dot patterned paper and stitched around them using the same color thread. The texture it adds is what I was going for. I completed the page with some ephemera pieces.

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For the right side of the spread, I went for a simple look and only used a few embellishments that matched the colors on the opposite side.

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I hope you felt inspired today to use the beautiful March Play kit in your traveler’s notebook. The Clique store has a lot of supplies to make your spreads come together quickly and beautifully. I can’t say enough how amazing the kits are each month. They are very versatile and can be used for a variety of projects.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Enza


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Mood Board – April 2017

Happy  Sunday everyone! It was starting to feel like spring where I live (Minnesota), but something in the air changed this week to have that winter chill. Though with April around the corner I know springtime is almost here to stay. With that in mind, today we are ready to share the April mood board and sneak peeks!

Clique Kits first kit launched in April 2014 and here we are 3 years later with another launch and another great year of kits planned (as well as other surprises!) I’m so excited to be on this journey with an amazing group of women. To share our passion for documenting life’s moments with amazing products. I’m so fueled with inspiration by not only our design team, but the faces behind Clique Kits. April also marks the start of a term for a new Clique Kits design team. So many amazing things happening with Clique Kits so keep your eyes on our social media and your email (subscribe to our e-newsletter here).

Alright, now time for the goods! Our April Mood Board. The April kit is titled, Jellybean.

Now, how about a few sneak peeks of our April Kit: Jellybean?

What do you think about our April Kit sneak peeks? Don’t forget Wednesday, March 15 is our March Pep Rally and the full reveal of our April kit. So be sure to stay glued to our social media.

Have an amazing Sunday everyone and happy documenting!


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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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Clique Agenda – March spread

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Hello, everyone. Enza here with a planner spread featuring the new gorgeous March Play Kit. I love this kit to pieces. It is just beautiful. Such happy colors and fun patterns.

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I was so inspired by all the goodies in this month’s kit that I decided to make my own dashboard for March.

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I knew I wanted to use the Lil’ Bit Lovely patterned paper. I thought the chevron pattern would be cute to create a little pocket. As my base, I used a piece of white cardstock, which I trimmed to fit my Mini Happy Planner (it measures approximately 4.75” x 7”). I then did the same thing with the patterned paper. Since I wanted to cut the chevron paper in half, I first punched holes in it. That gave me an idea of where to cut.

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I used some foam dots to give dimension to the beautiful floral piece included in the ephemera pack, and added one of Dr. Seuss’s quotes that I have always loved as my inspiration for the month. I had a hard time choosing the bits and pieces to go in the pocket. They are all so fun!

This is my monthly spread for March.

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I like to keep it simple and usually only jot down a few things. The weekly spreads are much busier.

How lovely are these embellishments included in the kit? Don’t forget you can also download the exclusive printables that coordinate perfectly with the main kit.

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If you are a planner girl, the Clique store has a whole section where you can find stamps, stickers, monthly pages, washi, anything you need to complete your planner spread.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Enza