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Field Notes-Enjoy the Little Things

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Hello friends!  Candace here with you today to share a quick travelers notebook spread.  I love documenting little everyday moments in my notebook.  Today’s moment captured and documented was my little guy going to preschool. To document this I used the new traveler’s notebook kit along with a few papers and embellishments from the main kit.

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To start the spread I punched three, 3 inch circles out of various patterned papers in the kit. I chose papers that were light in feel and theme to match my photo.

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For my photo stack I layered papers & embellishments from the kit.  I wanted the left side of the spread to feel very organic, like the papers and embellishments just fell on the paper.

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For the right side I wanted a more organized feel.  I continued the circle theme with my embellishments, over lapping a few of the circles.  I added a large “R” from my stash to represent my son’s initial.

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To tie the right and left sides of the spread together I repeated the acrylic white stars across the spread.

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Such a cute and meaningful layout!  I love how it came together and the moment captured and now documented.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Give mixing styles a try on your next travelers notebook spread.  Try mixing an organic and organized style all on one spread!  Have fun!

Candace


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Yearbook | DREAM BIG

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Hello Crafty Friends!

Nathalie here with a new project featuring this month’s super gorgeous Aquarelle main kit.   Seriously, this kit is so versatile, full of color, and watercolor designs that  are perfect for documenting all your cherished memories.

 

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I love butterflies, and the “Mariposa” paper included in the kit was the starting point for this  layout.   However, I went ahead and search the Clique Kits digital store for a butterfly cut file, and found this one from January 2016.  The combination of color and clean lines of the butterflies in this project bring the page to life.

 

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I love capturing my kids and littles growth, however, i always chose to photograph the difference in their progress using a fixed object.  This time, after a quick shopping trip to Michael’s, both, my daughter and niece -unknowingly to each other- bought the same bracelet.  “DREAM BIG” is what the beads in the bracelet spelled; and i used the bracelet as my point of reference to compare their developments -they are 6 years apart after all-   So sit, and enjoy a compressed version of  how this page came together:

 

 

For this page, I chose to create a watercolor background using a few Prima watercolor palettes.  The color splatters can easily be created by sprinkling some water drops, followed by some ink splatters (on top of the water ones), and then using a round brush connecting the color and water droplets together.

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Though I created the background with a different design in mind, the change of orientation of the background helps the overall look of the page.

 

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The cut out butterflies were backed with vellum, and randomly stitched to the watercolor background.   All the fussy cut butterflies from the “Mariposa” paper included in the Aquarelle kit were sprinkled around the page, and also sewn into the layout.

 

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The exclusive cards that are included in this month’s kit serves  as the layer behind the picture.  In addition to finding the cut files, I also found some exclusive printables  in the store (September 2015 kit) that also match the colors of the Aquarelle kit.  The large tab from this printable serves as  part of one of the clusters created around the picture.  The rest of the embellishments come from the die cut pack, and this month’s exclusive printables.

 

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To create a visual triangle on the page, another small cluster was created at the top of the page using pieces from the kit along with a piece of the paper’s branding strip.   The title of the page is “DREAM BIG” which is what the beads on the bracelets spell.  I am not big on alphas, but this month’s Pinkfresh Studio copper set is so beautiful,   it needs to be featured in your projects.  After adding the journal lines, here is the final layout:

 

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Can you tell, i love butterflies?  Trust me, I think i used at least one of them in almost all my projects this month (there are still a few more projects coming to the blog soon!).  But you will also be reaching for your detailing scissors to fussy cut this lovely designs.   The Aquarelle kit is just a dream to work with.  If you haven’t checked the kit, run to the Clique Store to pick one of the few left (i hope they haven’t sold out yet!).

 

You can always leave me a comment if you have any questions on how this page came together.

 

Thanks for stoppping by!

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Guest Designer | Heather Doolittle

Hi everyone! It’s Heather Doolittle here today to share my first project I have made with the June Aquarelle scrapbook kit! I’m a guest designer this month, and I have had a lot of fun playing with this absolutely GORGEOUS kit. This Wild at Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio is so pretty, and all of the embellishments in this kit are amazing.

Before getting to the layout, let me introduce myself. 🙂

Hi! My name is Heather Doolittle (formerly Heather Adams) and I am a 22-year-old graphic designer from the beautiful state of West Virginia. I have been scrapbooking since 2009— my mom had bought some scrapbook supplies for my birthday a few years prior and I just decided to use them one day. I’ve been hooked ever since! It’s crazy how happy pretty paper can make me. Besides crafting, I love traveling with my handsome hubby (we travel for his work), spending time with our families, and trying new things here and there- like scuba diving! My husband is a very adventurous person, so who knows what I will do in my lifetime! As a graphic designer, I have recently had the pleasure of creating collections for Pretty Little Studio. It’s so much fun seeing my designs out in the “wild”! I am so happy to be guest designing for Clique Kits this month!

So this is the first layout that I made upon receiving the Aquarelle kit. At first, it’s all so pretty you almost don’t know what to use first! I chose the Fussy Cuts paper and cut out several of the elements from that page. Then I started arranging everything on my 8.5×11″ page. I usually use white cardstock for my backgrounds, so I thought this time I’d add a little bit of mixed media to the plain paper. Using my Gansai Tambi watercolors, I painted a big swash of coral on the background, adding some splatters at the last.
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After the paint dried, I put the pieces back on the page (There’s SO many adorable, love-y phrases in the Wild at Heart collection– wish I could have used them all!) and finished embellishing with a diecut and rubber phrase arrow from the kit. I thought about machine stitching on some of the pieces, but I changed my mind and left it as is. Instead, I added some tiny attacher staples for texture.

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I used foam adhesive to glue down the heart, butterfly, and flower. That way there’s some dimension to the page!

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Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to share my next project with you soon!

-Heather


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Art Studio- Hello Gorgeous

 

Happy Thursday everyone!  The June kit Aquarelle has a lot of floral prints in it, however, there are also a lot of graphics and some beautiful shades of teal and aqua that lend themselves well to pages that aren’t too “flowery”.

I had this photo of my kids dressed up for a special day at their school called Red Carpet Day, and I thought that I would bring in a bunch of stars to go along with the theme.

I began by adding some gesso to my background and used some red, pink, coral, and sea foam mists using the packaging technique.  Then I used one of the cut files from the store and created a “stencil” to spray gold mist through.

Then I fussy cut out some hand drawn stars from some of the patterned papers.  I also used the fabric star that comes in the kit and sprayed it with gold mist, too.  I went around the edge of the star with gold thread.  The rose gold stars from the alpha sheet were the perfect touch of sparkle, too!

 

Finally, I just added some layers behind my photo, a few bits from the cut apart sheets, and the acrylic stars that come in the kit as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 


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June Kick Off!

Hello Everyone and happy June 1st!  We are so excited for this month and our 2 June kits!  If you did not already know we have added a new monthly subscription with our travelers notebooks!  We have only a few spots left so if you are interested you can check it out HERE!

Our main kit subscriptions for July are now full but we do have some June kits available in the shop for single purchase!!  You can see all our available kits HERE!  This month we have Heather Doolittle as our June Guest Contributor!  Heather will be sharing projects this month using the June kit and we can not wait to share what she has created!  You can check our Heather’s blog HERE!

This month we you will also see a spotlight on our digital shop!  The team has created project not only using our current cut files but also digging deep into our older files!  Here are a few peeks at some of their projects!!

You can check out all the fabulous files HERE in our digital shop!  We also have some freebies there and also freebies in our Clique Facebook group!  We hope you will join in this month and create with some fun Clique Cuts!

I have been busy cleaning out and organizing the Clique Kits Warehouse and have added a lot of products to the shop including exclusive flair, exclusive die cuts, tons of thickers and a few past travelers notebook kits!  We also have a few new limited kits added to the shop!  And I mean very limited!  The Elle’s Studio mini kit is my favorite!  It is jam packed with so many goodies you will just love it!  It even includes a stamp set!  We also have 2 limited Halloween kits also filled with yummy goods!  Last but not least we have our Washi Tape Grab bags!

So much going on and in a couple weeks we will be revealing our June kits!!  Yikes!  We know you are going to love them!!  Winners for our NSD challenges will be posted soon so make sure to check the Clique Facebook group for that!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  We hope to see you sharing your projects this months in The Clique!


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May Clique Kits Pep Rally

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Welcome! Please join us today for the May Instagram share. We hope to inspired you with a variety of projects using the May Sorbet kit. Here’s how this works; it’s very simple.

Subscribers are eligible to earn free product credits for participating in the Pep Rally via Instagram. Participation is a very relaxed commitment on a month by month basis. Simply email marketing@cliquekits.com by the 15th of the month to have your credits recorded. Subscribers may earn 5 credits (1 credit=$1) for each month they participate. If you end up not participating- we lash you with wet noodles. (Kidding.) We simply skip over your points that month. Credits are cumulative as long as you are still a subscriber! Sound good so far?

What do you do once you sign up? This is really straightforward too. We hope this step by step instruction covers what you do, who is eligible to win a prize, and what the prizes are.

Step 1: Take pictures of projects you created using the monthly kit (please use a minimum of 80% kit and add on products so that the inspiration provided for the Clique is kit-focused.) You can do this anytime during the month- but be sure your photos post before 10 am CST on Pep Rally Day.

Step 2: On or before Pep Rally day, join the event on Facebook and Instagram by sharing on Facebook with your friends and tagging them on Instagram letting them know that each name tagged is entered to win a gift certificate to spend in the CK shop!

Step 3: Use the Instagram search tool with the keywords specified in the Hashtags and enjoy the eye candy! Leave some love for all your friends!

Step 4: Tune in to Clique Kits for announcements of the monthly Pep Rally participant winner selected to win an additional $10 product credit to spend in the Clique Kits store!

And without further ado, here are the hashtags. The first 3 are the same every month. The last two will obviously change each month.

#Click_Connect_Create

#CKPepRally

#CliqueKits

#CKMayKit

#CKSorbet

Here is a sneak peek at some of the projects that our Design Team has created for the hop!

And before you run off to check out the beautiful projects by our Varsity Team and Subscribers, here is the June Aquarelle Kit!

Now get out there and get inspired because there are tons more where these came from! We love our subs and followers, and our community is growing every day. We are so thankful for you and hope you have fun!


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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.
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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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