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LIFE IS LOVELY

 

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Hi there!  Danni here again today, to share one of my latest 12×12 scrapbook layouts with you.  I used mostly the February Clique Kit, Bee You.  This kit features the Hazelwood collection by One Canoe Two and turned out to be one of my favorite kits since I joined the Clique Kit Design Team!  It’s just absolutely Stunning!

I’m seriously over the moon with how this page turned out of me & my good friend, Brandi.  We went to an Amy Tan (Tangerine) class at our local scrapbook store; Paper Tales, here in San Diego.  Here’s a few close-ups of the layout:

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I fell in love with the cork embellishments and the butterfly rub-ons.  I WANT MORE OF THEM…haha!! 🙂  I also used a few of the ephemera pieces and some of the chipboard from the Hazelwood collection.  The chipboard was an Add-On you could purchase in the Clique Store.  Another embellishment I quickly decided was perfect to add to my page, was the triangle enamel shapes.  I used them the same way you would typically use photo corners..I love the pop of color & dimension it gives to the layout.

Here is another close-up of my page:

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To finish things off, I cut a banner from one of the cut-apart sheets, added the navy & white polka dot strip above my title (also from cut-apart) & added the word “FRIENDS” with some Maggie Holmes gold letter stickers from my stash.

Here’s my completed layout…hope you like it, half as much as I do!?

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Thank you sooo much for stopping by today…I hope I have inspired you to use your Clique Kits for ALL your crafting needs!!

Please be sure to share your scrapbook layouts, planner spreads, & cards with us on Facebook…we LOVE to see what you create with our kits!

BIG crafty hugs~Danni


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Study Hall: Amazing 2016

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Hello Clique Friends!

Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a page that is highlighting my Top 10 moments of 2016. I’m using the gorgeous January kit… oh my lands I love this kit!

So, before I show you the page, I just have to say I really enjoyed the whole process of making this page. I found that going through my Instagram feed was the best way to remember all the fabulous memories of 2016. For me, it was a great year! Full of blessings. Full of new adventures. Full of amazing friends and opportunities. Every year has it’s hardships but, the blessings outweighed those and I’m so thankful!

Truth be told, I had a very difficult time narrowing it down to 10 things but, that seems to be the magic number. And I feel like any more and it would just crowd the page. Once I finally decided on the 10 moments, I printed out my photos super small. I wanted to create a partial collage with lots of journaling. So, here is the finished product…

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I kind of like the “authentic scrapbook page” feel of this. What I mean by that is, after glancing through the old scrapbooks my grandmother kept, everything was usually just placed together in a collage type manner. Sometimes little memorabilia was tucked behind photos and such. While I didn’t add that, I did use the embellishments from the kit to help add texture, color and interest to the layout. I just really love the look of a collage. All my memories connected and placed together.

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I had to think of a way to add a title. My pages always need a title. And since I had a vision to place my journaling all on the right side, I thought of doing something sideways to visually split the design areas up. Those title words from Fancy Pants work perfect! Add in the thickers to create the year and, it’s perfect!

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When I make layouts, I love to journal. I like to talk so, it would make sense I’d have a lot to say on a written page, as well. Ha! I decided to get a little fancy (not really) with my journaling by sometimes printing and sometimes writing in cursive or my half print/half cursive type handwriting. That was one of my favorite things to see in my Grandma’s scrapbook – her handwriting.

Here is a little collage with a few more close-ups of my page:

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Grab your January Hey Sugar kit HERE. I hope you find time to document all your favorite memories from 2016!

melissa-elsner


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Study Hall: DONUT DELIGHT

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Hello Clique friends,

Happy New Year to you all!  May 2017 be full of love, peace and blessings.

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Today, i wanted to share with you a new layout created with this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.   Isn’t it lovely?  All the beautiful papers and embelishments are so fun to work with, but there is also a set of cut files that is included with each kit.   One of this month’s cut files features an image of a donut;  once i saw the cut file, I knew that it would work perfect for what i had in mind.

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I started by printing the image of the donut, using the Silhouette software, in my printer.  I  used a pencil to transfer onto trace paper the image of the donut.  Using the Prima watercolor palettes, i created a few circles on watercolor paper to look like the dough of a donut.

 

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Using the trace paper image as a guide, the watercolor circles were cut to obtain the donut shape.  At the same time, I isolated the icing image of the donut, on the Silhouette software, and cut it from some of the papers in the kit, as well as the Heart Day 6×6 pad (this month’s kit add on) available at the Clique Store. 

 

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Once i had the “donut icing” cut outs, i glued the pieces together, and added a bit of hand stitching to secure the pieces, and add texture to the donut shapes.  Putting the page together after that was so  simple, and fun!

 


The donuts were attached to the page using adhesive foam (in different thickness), so that they create dimension on the page.   All the sprinkles in the donuts are the part of the Joy Parade (from Fancy Pants) puffy stickers included in the kit, I simply cut the triangles to create the sprinkles for the donuts.  I created a photo strip  of my nephew eating only the sprinkles of a donut, and nestled it amongst the donuts.  This month’s exclusive printables were perfect to create little clusters along the photo strip.

 

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For the title, I used the circumference of the donut to create a playful design with the Crate Paper’s Heart Day Alphas  included in the kit, and one of the word stickers (from the Joy Parade collection) also included in the “Hey, Sugar” kit.  I love the color combination, and the retro vibe it adds to the page.  To finish the project, I simply added my journal lines along the circumference of the donuts, and added the date to the project.  Here is the complete project:

 

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I love when i can bring my ideas into a reality, and this is the case with this layout.   It was all possible using this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.  This is a must have, even if lots of pink is not your thing!.   Trust me, you want to make sure to subscribe for it, and get all the add ons at the Clique Store, just use one of the DT’s code to obtain a discount at checkout.

I am always a comment away, if you have any questions on how this came together.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great New Year!

 

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Study Hall: Let’s Use Printables!

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Hello friends!

Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a card I created using the gorgeous printables from the January kit. Have you truly utilized all the wonderful digital product that is available to you in your kits??? Cut files and printables that coordinate perfectly with the kit contents, can add to your projects so well!

I’ve been wanting to play with the printables but, have been lazy and did not have ink in my printer for almost a year. Yes, you read that right. A year. But, I finally got some and was so excited to add the printables to my cards.

I cut apart the pennants to use on this card and they were the perfect way to complete the design of the card.

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I loved using the printables to add a pop of color to the design of my card. The vellum is so pretty with the shiny gold and the hearts on the pattern paper have a really pale pink. So, to help give the card a little boost, the pennants really helped to balance the overall design.

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And one more close-up for you…

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Thanks for joining me today and I hope you take advantage of all the awesome things your kit includes – like the printables!

Happy creating!

melissa-elsner

 


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10 Minute Layout

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Hey Clique Fans!  Erica here with you today and I am so excited to be bringing your a layout with the beautiful January 2017 kit!  It has been a very long time since I have sat down at my desk to do some scrapbooking and it felt really good!  I pulled out my January kit and the Limited Editon Valentine kit and sat down!

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At first I will admit I had no idea what to do!  It has been so long my creative mojo was just lost!  I ended up pulling out a sketch and trying that out for a bit but then realized I was just not liking how my layout was turning out!  So I pulled out a fresh new white piece of cardstock and do what I do best!  Just cutting strips and adhering then down!  No sketch.. just sticking things down and having fun!

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After my 3 strips of paper were adhered down on the left side everything else just fell into place!  Working with the kits makes it so easy to scrap and scrap fast!  Everything in the kit is picked and meant to all go together beautifully so no time is needed digging in my stash!  I even used some of the pretty tissue paper that we package up our kits in!  I think it adds some nice texture to the layout and who does not like polka dots!

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The Limited Edition Valentine kit is a perfect partner with the January kit!  It is a of coarse Valentine themed but there are plenty of elements in the kit than can be used for non Valentine projects!  We only have a couple left in the shop so now is the time to grab one before they are gone!  Everything on my layout came from the kits except for the gold glitter Loved word!

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The photo I scrapped is of me getting snuggles from Eli James and Izzy.  You can not really see Izzy in the photo but she is tucked in behind me very close!  You can see a bit of her ear poking out and Eli James was fast asleep cuddled in my arm!  I tried to get more of his face in the photo but I did not want to move to much and have them move!

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I love the end result of my layout and knowing that it only took 10 minutes is even better!  Make sure to check out  my blog tomorrow for another layout using these kits and a December cut file!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  For a list of products used from the Clique Kits shop please take a look below!  For more inspiration using the January kits please check out more blog posts below and our Instagram account!

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Study Hall: Butterfly Cards

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to Study Hall! Melissa here with you today and I’ve got two fun cards to share with you. Before I go on, I just want to say how much I love this category. We had Study Hall in my school days. I usually used it to goof off but, I always knew it was special to have some extra time to catch up on homework, get in some extra review and such.

So, for this post, I thought the Study Hall focus could be on “catching up” and getting in some good, card making review! I love making cards and I love experimenting with product and seeing how far I can make everything stretch.

One of those tools that help with making my products last as long as possible is my butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. I have had this thing forever! Thankfully, butterflies are timeless and can be used on many, many projects for years and years to come!

For this first card I’m sharing with you, I only used a couple of butterflies but, I can tell you about the overall design of this card. I love layering! And how fun is that corrugated paper??? By trimming a smaller piece and tearing one of the edges, I’ve just created some awesome texture for my lil’ ole card!

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Here are a couple of close ups:

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For this next card, I went all cray with my butterfly punches. I wanted to showcase all the luscious beauty of the Gather papers. SO pretty!!!

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I love the whimsy that the butterfly trail provides.

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Here is one more close up:

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This may be review for some but, hey, this is Study Hall after all – when it comes to cards, think on a smaller scale when making your kit stretch. Small punch images, like my butterfly, help with that. Have fun layering and don’t be afraid to use “bulky” items like the corrugated paper. It will fit just fine in an envelope! More importantly, have FUN!

Thanks for joining me today! I know sneaks have started for the December kit already but, you can still snag some November kit items HERE.

Happy creating!

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Study Hall – Loved

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Hey everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits blog!  Can you believe this is the last day of September?!  We are so excited to get going in October with our new DT blog hop happening tomorrow right here on the blog and the World Cardmaking Day event happening in the Clique!  If you are not yet a member of the Clique Facebook group you can CLICK HERE to join!  We will have free cut files, sketches and challenges!  Each challenge will have a prize of $5.00 to use in the Clique Kits shop and one GRAND PRIZE Bella Blvd Prize Pack that is jam packed with awesome goodies from their new releases!

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Here is a look at some of the sketches and cut files that will be sharing tomorrow!  These have all been designed by DT member Maryam Perez!

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Now lets get to my layout for today!  I have been having so much fun with the October Kit and want to share one of the layouts I created!  October kits have already began shipping out but if you are not a subscriber and want to get your hands on one we have a few left in the shop today!  CLICK HERE to purchase this beautiful kit featuing Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection.  Don’t forget to grab a 10% off code from one of our design team members!

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I started out by cutting a bunch of hearts with my Cameo using the pretty papers in the kit!

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If you do not have a cameo or cricut you can hand cut the hearts, use punches or dies to create this look!  I added the hearts all along one side of my layout popping some up with foam adhesive from the Clique Kits shop!  Once I had them all stuck down I pulled out some black enamel hearts by Bella Blvd from the CK shop!

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I always love a good punch of black in my layouts and decided the Loved Thicker word that came in the September kit would be perfect for this layout too!14457504_563637847154388_624622809269136378_n

I stamped the Cherish Every Moment as well right under my photo using the Precious Remembrance Stamp that I picked up in the Clique Kits shop!  I added a few of the chipboard hearts that came in the kit along with a few word stickers from my stash!

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Here is a look at my final layout using the October 2016 Clique Kit!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  We hope to see you this weekend on the blog or in the Clique Facebook group!  Our holiday kits are still available in the shop as well and will be shipping out hopefully by next week!  Grab these fabulous kits now to get ready to document your holiday memories!  Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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Everyday Has a Story

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Hey everyone! Stephanie Gold here and I am THRILLED to be posting for the very first time on the Clique Kits Blog!!!! Eek! I’m still pinching myself.

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I put together a layout for you today using the incredible Sapphire Kit. When I saw this yellow pattern paper, I was immediately obsessed. I cut an 11 x 11 square to put in the center of white cardstock so I could journal around the edges.

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I layered a bunch of the different elements that came in the kit to accent my black and white photo. This is what we call our Annual Gold Family Silly Face Selfie. We take a silly photo every year on the first day of school. We are a pretty silly family so these are some of my FAVORITE memories.

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This giant die cut that came in the kit was the PERFECT phrase to use as my title. The smallest, most minute details of an ordinary day can prove to be some of our most cherished memories.

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I have a pretty simple style. I like to have clear focal points and distinct “white space.” What kind of style do you have? Do you ever stray and mix things up? I can’t wait to get to know you all better and see your beautiful creations from this kit!! Much love everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

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Study Hall: Fabulous

study-hallHello everyone! Have you seen the FABULOUS collection by Paige Evans, “Take Me Away“? I think this is a pretty travel collection, but it doesn’t need to be for travel layouts. As soon as I went through the papers, I fell in love with the floral acetate paper. It is so pretty in person. The colors are so vibrant. A few months ago, my best friend Mischelle and I went out to dinner for her birthday and I snapped this photo using my phone. It’s a little grainy, but I love it. We’ve been friends for over 17 years! I love that she doesn’t need to see me all the time, and she is there for me when I need her. She and I are so close. When we’re together, we simply enjoy each other’s company. We don’t feel the need to talk the entire time. Most of the time, we order movies and dinner and then we run out to Friendly’s for 5 scoops of Resee’s pieces sundae. Yum. Our life together these days are so much different from when we went to college together. LOL. Those were the memories. haha

For this layout, I used lots of chipboard and the gold thickers to decorate my page. Those gold thickers are so pretty! I am not normally a gold person, but I really like how the gold looks on the acetate paper. Notice how I used some of the cut-aparts from the August Clique Kit on this layout? 🙂

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Here are some close-ups:

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Thanks for visiting today! We may still have a few more papers and embellishments in the shop! Use NICOLE10 to save 10% on your store purchase *excluding kits.

 

 


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Welcome September

Hello everyone and happy September!  I always love September because it means the days will start to get a little cooler, pumpkin spice everything, and here at Clique Kits our Holiday Kits and a new Varsity Team!  Once again we will have two fabulous holiday kit available for purchase that will be full of the trendest products out there!  Of coarse each kit will include some fabulous exclusives designed by our graphic designers!  To kick off the holiday season we will be putting together another fabulous World Card Making Day event on Facebook and featuring our Limited Holiday Kit!  The perfect time to get those holiday cards started!  We will have 10 card sketches to dive right into the card kit!  Of coarse the Holiday Card kit will not be needed to join in on the fun but if you would like one you can pick it up HERE in the shop before it is gone!IMG_0575IMG_0587 IMG_0585IMG_0579IMG_0577

Our Clique in the Holiday kit will feature the ever so popular Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper and we expect this one to sell out very quickly!  This holiday kit is once again jam packed and will be perfect to use for documenting your holiday memories!  Pocket pages, traditonal pages, December Daily or even making cards this kit is perfect for all papercrafts!

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Trust me when I say you do not want to miss this kit!  More info and photos are coming soon but if you can not wait you can pick it up in the shop at pre order HERE!!  I am already digging into the Holiday Card Kit getting ready for our big World Card Making Day event and here is a look at one of my cards!  Everything used comes for the kit and since everyting goes perfect together it makes putting cards together so simple and fast!

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Another thing I am excited about is all the new products that have hit the Clique Kits shop!  Make sure to stop by and check out all the new goods before they are gone!  One of my favorite new products are from Pretty Little Studio Summer Vibes collection!

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You can grab these products in the shop now along with some of the Here Comes the Sun collection!  September kits will begin shipping soon so dont forget to get your add on purchases done soon!  Mark your calendars for a Stuck Sketches & Clique Kits blog hop coming up on the 11th and of coarse our new Varsity Team Blog Hop on October 1st!  So many fun things happening you do not want to miss it!  Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on what is going on and of coarse for the special disount codes or pop up sales!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your day!!