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Clique Agenda: Month of August planning

It’s Donna here once again with another project using the August “Malibu” kit

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For today, I am going to share how I decorated the month of August using this colorful and fun kit.

Remember my first post, where I used acetate to make a stencil out of the Scallop cut file? I used that stencil again here in these planner pages.

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I love this patterned paper with lots of holographic images. I used some of them as well as some of the printables (Main kit and TN printables) to embellish the squares in my monthly spread. I used a piece of Post-It Note to measure one of the squares and used that as a stencil.

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AND these leftovers from the ephemera pack make great templates/stencils too.

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These photos were taken before I wrote anything so they’re still clean and pretty. Ha!

First-week page

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Second and third-week pages

(I used a mixture of distress inks and watercolors)

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Of course, a handmade paper clip is a must. I made 3!

I recommend using a strong adhesive for a sturdy hold. I used felt cloth as backing to the paper clips.

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I hope you liked my project! Would love to read your comments!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting

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Mood Board – September 2017

I’m not ready to let the summer go or the warm weather. I’m holding on tight. But this September Kit has me warming up to the idea of fall, bonfires, changing leaves, and Salted Caramel Mochas. What is your favorite part of a season change? Whether you are heading into winter, spring, fall or summer. Or maybe you don’t have seasons, what is your favorite part of back-to-school?

This mood board will have you are warm and fuzzy and super cuddly. The September kit is called Sundance. The name itself makes me warm up!

Now onto our Mood Board. Don’t you feel all warm and fuzzy? Take the time to explore this month and go on an adventure. This kit is perfect for documenting those moments of discovery, happiness, freedom, travel, and experiences. Don’t limit yourself.

Now I’m sure you want to see some sneak peeks of the September 2017 Kit!!!

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I adore these photos taken by design team Hannah.

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And more fabulous images from Hannah.

What are you loving about these kits? Share with us on social media!!

Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd for the full September Kit reveal and August Instagram Pep Rally! If you want to subscribe, head to our website. If you have any issues subscriber please email us (info@cliquekits.com) and we will get back to you.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

 


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Give me Sugar! Layout by guest designer Rachel Lowe:

 

Hello everyone well this is my last share as a guest designer for Clique Kits and it has been such fun!

I have loved working with the stunning Malibu Kit!

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And here is my layout titled Give me Sugar! for obvious reasons!

I just adored the CK August exclusive ice cream cut file and just couldn’t resist using it.

I used the ombre striped paper from the main kit papers for the ice cream cut file and then used the sequin mix to finish them off.

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I loved the puffy stickers and I have used the quote puffy sticker in keeping with my theme….give me sugar!

I have foamed mounted my photo so I could tuck embellishments under it like the ice cream and popsicle die cuts. The hexagons are from the sticker sheet.

I added the emoji face die cuts, because who isn’t happy eating ice cream!

I have finished my layout off with sewing a border around my page and adding the cut file word Sweet (in white to keep my page soft).

Here are some close up photos for you:

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I love scrapping ‘no people’ photos like this, it is important to remember such things as favourite foods, seasons, books etc as they are a sum of us!

Thank you so much for stopping by this month to check out my layouts and I hope they have inspired you in some way!


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Yay! Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Today I have my second layout using the gorgeous Malibu Kit and yes I am still swooning!

Despite it being winter here in Australia it is so fun pulling out last summers photos and reminisce!

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I totally fell in love with this sun cut file (July 17) and my creative process went from here.

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I used a phrase from one of the stickers in the kit (slightly altered as I wanted the word fun instead of good) and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo. I then backed the words with various colour papers from the kit. I added the word FUN using the silver thickers from the kit and an exclamation mark to add texture and visual interest.

I love creating embellishment clusters and I added one on the sun cut file adding the gorgeous exclusive flair and Colour Cast aqua palm leaf.

I then added another cluster at the bottom of my page, all girly things and adding the pretty pink acrylic shell.

I finished my layout off with  sequins and a emoji happy face sticker.

I chose to only attach the centre of the sun the rays would appear to be moving.

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I am not a fan of flat layouts so I tend to add elements of different heights or add foam tape to chosen embellishments.

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The sequins are just delightful in shapes and colours and adding them randomly to a white background page really adds some sparkle!

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Thank you for stopping by today and seeing another layout I have created with the Malibu Kit. I am on the look out to see what you are all creating!

If you would like to see more of my work please check out my blog:

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or my Instagram account:

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See you soon and happy creating!


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Field Notes | My Travel Journal

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Hello Clique Kits Friends!!

Nathalie back with you today!   We are still unpacking our bags after a month long vacation in Ecuador.  The 5 week break from scrapbooking was hard for me (as i do it on a regular -almost  daily- basis),  but space was limited on the bags.  So instead i opted to bring with me my personal journal (aka TN), lots of stamps, watercolor palettes, stickers, and a pieces of the many different past Clique Kits.  Today i want to share with you some of the entries created while on vacation.

 

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Every time there are small pieces of paper left  from any particular kit, i tend to trim them to fit into my TN, and store them back in the kit’s bag so i can always use it with the coordinated embellishments.   This is the case for one of the entries of my journal.  I had prepped the pages, before hand, by gluing the last piece of the “Pint Size Fun” paper from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection  featured in the PLAY kit to one of the TN’s pages.

 

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I took all the alphas, and embellishments from the PLAY kit with me, so it was easy to add the details to the page while on the air.  To create the title, I simply aligned the alphas to the bottom of the page, and added a few die cuts to balance the spread.

 

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One of the best things I packed for the trip was the HP Sprocket (best travelling photo printer!!!), so i was able to obtain prints on the spot, and use them on my TN.   For this picture, I layered the exclusive printables from the PLAY kit behind the picture, and added embellishments in a small cluster.  The Altenew stamp (which i picked up at the Clique Kits Store) came in handy to add the small detail on the picture.  The sentiment was typed with my grandfather’s type writer -which he has happily handed down to me, and is now living on my desk!!!!-  Here is final layout:

 

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Love the final look of this page!  It is clean and simple, and was an ease to put together (though the sentiment came together upon arrival in Ecuador).

 

This next entry was created with the Clique Kits Spring Card kit (which I picked up on one of the Store sales), and a large photo .

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After enlarging the picture to fit into a letter size page, I trimmed it and glued it to the TN spread (Yes, I packed photo paper with me, and used my cousin’s printer!).  I picked a photo with lots of white space on it, so i can easily embellish onto the picture.

 

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All the MME embellishments included in the Spring Card kit happen to match the colors of some of the exclusive printables in the POOL PARTY  TN kit (which i purchase to take with me on the trip!) so it was easy to combine them to create clusters at the corners of the picture.  This spread was all about the picture, so a little embellishing went a long way.  Here is the final spread:

 

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What can I say!.  Love how easy this came together with a few pieces from some past Clique Kits.  Sometimes it pays to rework your paper scraps into new projects, as well as to mix pieces from different kits to come with a new one that fits your needs.   If you would like to check these kits remember some of them are still available at the Clique Kits Store (take advantage of the July sale happening at the moment!!).  All the kits are beautiful and oh so versatile!.

 

I will be back to show you more of the entries of my travel journals,  but remember you can always contact me with any questions you might have on how this came together.

 

See you all soon!

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Guest Designer Rachel Lowe – Love Summer Layout:

I am so thrilled to be here as a guest designer for Clique Kits all the way from Australia!

When the Malibu kit arrived it was a swoon moment, how beautiful is it!

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I have created a 12 x 12 layout today.

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I love white on white and so I started with using this wonderful Clique cut file Love, which is the Valentine 2016 cut file.

I knew I wanted the theme of my layout to be Love Summer.

I then chose another Clique cut file which was the August 2016 cut file as it reminded me of a Hibiscus flower.  When I cut this I kept the centres of the leaves and then cut the petals from the patterned paper.

I wanted my Hibiscus cut file to have height so I foam taped the petals and leaves.

Now for the fun part, embellishing! I created a polaroid shaped mat for my photo and added some random machine sewing on it to add texture.

I hand cut the mermaid from the journal card paper and scattered the sequin mix around her.

I created a cluster embellishment to the left of my photo, layering for visual interest.

I added a sticker heart to the top of my page adding a word sticker Summer. Often my title is not prominent on my page but more of a subtle theme that is evident through out my layout.

Here are some close up photos for you:

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I love simplicity and pretty, that being my aim of this layout. I hope you agree!

Thank you for joining me today and I will see you again soon.

If you would like to see more of my work please head to my blog:

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Or my Instagram account

rachellowe____

 

 

 

 

 


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Locker Room – Mini Album

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Hello everyone! Enza here with a mini album to share with you today using the beautiful July Pool Party Travelers Notebook kit.

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The idea for my mini was to have a 2017 album with only one picture per month. I do this a lot. I use the same concept for my TN. I think it’s fun to look at random pictures and get a feel of how our life is/was during that given year. You will also notice there is no journaling. The reason for it is that I usually include the full stories in our Project Life albums. Sometimes I just want to look at pictures and pretty papers 🙂
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The 4×6 cards from the Ain’t Life Grand collection included in the kit are just the right size. I started by cutting a few tag shapes from different patterned papers and adhered them back to back. I love how thick the papers are. There is no need to add extra cardstock in between the layers to make your pages stronger, which saves time and money 😉 Once all my pages were ready, I embellished them with a variety of elements. A mix of ephemera pieces, exclusive cut files and printables from the Clique store, and some stitching added that layered, unique look I love.

Here is the front:

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Here is the back:
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The alpha stickers I used were included in the June Aquarelle kit. The copper color coordinates perfectly with the Pool Party TN kit.
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Some of the cut files were modified to fit the tag shape. Same idea was used for a couple of pictures, as well as the 3×4 cards that come in the kit. I just adhered them back to back, cut the top corners, and punched a hole to fit the other tags.
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I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will maybe use your Traveler’s Notebook kit to make a fun and colorful mini album.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

Enza