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Locker Room-Adventure Mini Album

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Hello friends! Welcome back to the Clique Kits blog!  Today I am sharing a fun adventure mini album using the September main kit. Like I said in my last post I am just over the moon for this kit!  I love all the dark blues and greens, and woodgrain paper always has my heart. You can pick up the kit in the shop here you can also take a look at all the September shop update here.

 

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I love putting little mini albums together and this kit is just perfect for all our family outdoor adventures.

To start the album I adhered the ‘Take a Hike’ die cut to the center of a 4×4 acetate sheet so you could see the beautiful map paper through it.

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On the opposite side of the die cut I adhered a wood circle from my stash and added another die cut heart.

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When the first page is turned I placed one of the 4×6 journal cards cut down to 3.5×3.5 to the left side of the page and paired it with a die cut and a photo of one of my boys on an adventure hike.

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I repeated the process on the next page but switched the orientation. I also adhered the journal card this time on vellum to add a little bit more interest and texture.

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I love see through pages and wanted to include another one in the book.  For this one I used a printed sheet of acetate and layered a few embellishments on top.  This way you can still see the photo through the acetate but till you turn the page you can’t see all the details.

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To add just a little more detail to the photos,  I added a word strip on the edge of all the 3×3 photo stacks.

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On the next page I added a little journaling and die cuts along with an epoxy arrow from the kit.  I adore the little arrows with the map on them!

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I wanted the last photo to be covered so I added a full 4×4 card to this page to make sure that the final photo was not seen till the page was turned.

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I ended the mini with a photo of our youngest son.  I layered a tag over the photo and added a little burlap bow to mimic the burlap bow at the beginning of the album.

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I love how the little mini album turned out.  I am planning on giving it to my husband to keep in his office.  Such a fun and simple project but so meaningful!  This is what memory keeping is all about!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!

Candace


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Yearbook – 6 Kits

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Hello! Here Réka is today with you, and I have a layout with multiple pictures to share, featuring the gorgeous ’Sundance’ Traveler’s Notebook Kit.

I think I am not the only one who takes a photo of your own kit. On this layout I have documented my last 6 kits which have arrived to me.

Let’s see my layout.

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Firstly, I have created one rosette using the Bon Voyage 4×6 Paper from Pretty Little Studios: Wish You Were Here Collection and I added the Clique Kits sticker on it and this was the title of my layout. After I have put the photos around the rosette and I have also embroidered them around. For the photos I have adhere the month words from the January 2016 printable.

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I have cut some stripes of fringe patterned paper and I also used my fringe scissors to add more texture to it and finally I sewed then at the top and the bottom part of my layout with my sewing machine.

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The last step was to add some embellishment from the ’Stop Here’ and the ’On the Go Word’ Stickers. I have fussy cut the leaves from the September’s printables. I really love these colors of these leaves as you may know from my previous post.

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I love seeing this 6 kits together.

Hopefully, I managed to inspire you to using multiple pictures on your page. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! See you next time. Réka

 

 


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Field Notes: A first look at my September TN

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Hello Clique fans! It’s Enza, and today I’m here to share a couple of spreads in my Travelers Notebook featuring the gorgeous Sundance Main Kit.
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Fall season is upon us and this kit is perfect to document it. Since the month has just started, the first thing I want to share is how I embellished the opening pages of my insert.
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The patterned paper on the left-hand side is part of my cover. I made my own inserts a while ago and this just happened to match the colors in the kit perfectly. I used one of the exclusive Fall words cut files for the month, which I cut out of white card stock and tinted with a mini ink blending tool and Distress Inks from my stash.
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For the right side, I mainly used the exclusive printables that come with the kit this month. They are so gorgeous! Love them all!
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I also created my first spread for this month.
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I used some of the Fancy Pants Dream Big patterned papers to cover both pages and adhered two strips of a different color along the spine to create some separation. The cut file peeking out of the photo is one of the older Clique Cuts that can be found in the digital store.
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A few stickers, die cuts and the Fancy Pants Puffy Sticker sentiment finished one side of the spread, while my journaling, which I typed and cut into strips, completed the other side.
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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you felt inspired to use the Sundance Kit for your September memories.
Have a lovely day!
Enza


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Geek Lab with Hannah

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Aloha!!

It’s Hannah with you here today. I am so excited to share this post. I am always thinking of fun ways I can mix up my kits. This month I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to use the cut files we get with our kits and cut my photo?!

This month Amy Horton gave us a cut file to use with the Traveler’s Notebook kit. The Sundance Traveler’s Notebook Kit features the Wish You Were Here collection by Pretty Little Studio and designed by Ashley Horton. It is colorful, travel themed and has some really fun and hip trees in it. I love this collection and this kit is so jammed packed and perfect for the Traveler’s Notebook.

I pulled out my silhouette and cut out the cut file with a couple of pieces of 4×6 patterned journaling cards from the kit. I also decided to be very brave. (I used a different cut file but we also offer digital files with our kits as well.)

I think one of the things about learning in scrapbooking is trying new things. Sometimes these things work out sometimes they don’t and you need to rethink your approach or try it a different way. This problem solving helps you grow as a scrapbooker. I also feel like if you are happy with the way you do things you shouldn’t have to change your style. But sometimes it is just good to try something new to remember why you love your style too.

All this for trying new things. I am cutting on my photo. I printed a big photo of Mt. Rainer from the zoo. I took it with my DSLR, did a simple edit on it. Printed in as a 5×7. This size a tad bigger than the Traveler’s notebook, but once I cut the cut file most of the extra stuff from the photo would be taken out.

If this is something you are wanting to do, I suggest using a photo you know most of the main stuff in the photo will get taken off. This should help pick a photo that can handle that. I choose a mountain image because it contained a lot of blue sky and then a different colored mountain. The mountain is easy and clear to see because it is way lighter than the sky. This difference in light and dark colors and solid less detail helps you see the image even though not all of it is really there.

Using a cut file on your photo can be so cool and a fun way to showcase the cut file and your photo.

This is what my photo looks like all cut,  not on my spread.

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I left most of the hello off from the cut file. It wasn’t actually on purpose but in the end I think I would have cut it off anyway so there was less blue from the sky.

I love how the plane has the dark colors from the landscape around the mountain.

Like I mentioned I cut the file with patterned paper as well. This is something I do often. I really like how using different patterns make the cut files look completely different.

I used the really nice Fancy Pants Traveler’s Notebook from the kit this month. I decided to add both the photo and the patterned paper cut file on my spread. CK Geek Lab Sneak with footer.jpg

I kept the spread really simple. Leaving lots of room for journaling. using the washi tape for layers. This also keeps the spread pretty flat , which is something I have been thinking a little more about lately. I want to be able to get my stories in these albums without having to not use pages because I can’t close my notebook.  Using cut files and washi tape for layers I don’t need to add as many layers, though it still looks like I did.

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I love the phrase and card stock stickers in this collection. They add some spunk to my spread.

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I used a small paper bag that came with my Clique Kits as a place to tuck a tag threaded with colorful twine.

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I finished off this spread with some heart die cuts with similar colors as my cut files. It really adds to my journaling without being really busy.

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Be sure to head over to the Clique Kits Youtube Channel and watch my process video. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any of the Design Team videos we post there.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you check out the store and add your add ons, before the September Kits ship out. I can’t wait to see what you all make with you Traveler’s Notebook Kit this month!!

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September Kickoff: Your gateway to the holiday season!

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Hey there!

It’s Gia with your monthly kickoff post.  I love the fact that from September through December every month brings the joy of ushering in the change of seasons and my favorite holidays.

First and foremost, isn’t the September kit stunning? It was absolutely perfect for all of my photos this month. I have been looking forward to sharing some of the ways I used both kits together this month! I hope you too have been able to get in on both the main and traveler’s notebook kit subscriptions!

 

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I just love how this dreamy Fancy Pants Designs paper captures the essence of a road trip exploring the countryside, and these wildflowers on the 1Canoe2 Creekside paper were just calling to be fussy cut and layered!

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Plaid is all the rage right now and I loved using it to document the newest love of my life-our new adopted dog Kira.

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I didn’t even come close to killing my Sundance main kit before moving on to some TN layouts with a mixture of main kit scraps and the September TN kit! Ashley Horton always knocks it out of the park with her fun trendy collections and I had to break into the TN kit for some llama action! Here’s another peek at it in case you missed it.

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I can’t wait to see what you all have made with both of the beautiful September kits.

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Here is your official invite to the Clique Kits World Card Making Day online event.  We never require you to purchase a kit to participate in our online community and hope whether you pre-order a card kit or holiday kit or just BYOS you will be there to create with us! We will have sketches to inspire you, challenges to rock, and prizes to be won! This year we are focusing on getting those holiday cards made ahead but you can always use the ideas to create any occasion cards!

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Traditional red and green do it for me when it comes to Christmas papers, how about you? I am drooling over this kit just filled to the brim with Simple Stories products because of its fresh take on everything classic! We hope to begin shipping the Clique Cards kit right after the September Kits go out. Please let us know if you order and plan to participate in the World Card Making Day event to be sure we get it to you in time!

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Next up you can just feel the vibe of this year’s Clique into the Holidays MEGA limited edition kit, can’t you? Everything you need for everything December is in this phenomenal kit!

Both of our limited edition holiday kits are only here for a short time, while supplies last. They have an unbelievable retail value for the price, and those who have been in on them before will tell you there is no bigger or better value for the holidays. Get all the details in the Clique Kits shop! All of our card and general holiday kits mix and match with those of previous years to extend your stash even further. There are also add ons and digital items designed to coordinate with them perfectly. Check out the Clique Kits Limited edition holiday kits section of the shop for loads of great products!

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Don’t worry, we haven’t forgot those other two holidays between summer and Christmas…namely Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Clique Kits has you covered there with new seasonal embellishments and workshops. You can sign up now for either October Bucket List or Documenting Gratitude workshops with kits included! The October Bucket List project will feature exclusive printable embellishments in addition to everything you need to follow along and make 7-8 lush traveler notebook layouts!  For more ideas and inspiration, check out the Clique Project sheets section of the website. IMG_1107

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You may also like to pick up one of these NEW traveler notebook cover sets! These are available by pre-order now and are perfect for doing a gratitude journal or for transitioning your latest traveler notebook inserts from a summer to a fall cover!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Click. Connect. Create.

-xoGia


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Designer in the Spotlight-Ashley Horton

Hello Clique Fans!  Erica here with you today to bring you our Designer in the Spotlight!  Our September Travelers Notebook kit features the Wish You Were Here collection designed by the super talented Ashley Horton!

We are so excited to have Ashley as our Designer in the Spotlight!  You can find Ashley’s collections at Pretty Little Studio and also her fabulous cut files and digital products at The Cut Shoppe!  You can check out Ashley’s blog HERE for a ton of inspiration!

 

 

We want to thank Ashley for taking the time out of her busy day to share a little bit about herself with us!  So grab your drink of choice, curl up in your favorite place and say HELLO to the fabulous Ashley Horton!

What are 3 of your must have tools?

Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine and tape runner

Who are some of your favorite designers?

Paige Evans, Flora Farkas and Zsoka Marko

What inspired you to design the Wish You Were Here collection?

I wanted to do a travel collection, that include a lot of bright colors and different travel icons. And my biggest inspiration came from the super-cute llama that’s a part of the collection!

Favorite movie – The King & I

Favorite color- Yellow

Favorite book- Anne of Green Gables

Favorite food- Fish/Shrimp Tacos

What are your trend predictions for 2018? Do you think we will still see pineapples and flamingos?

It’s always hard to predict what will show up in the paper crafting world, but I think it would be fun to see some collections that reflect the farmhouse look that is so popular in home decor right now. And I wouldn’t mind, if the pineapples and flamingos stick around, because let’s face it, they are always fun to use!

Thanks for connecting with our readers Ashley!  Shrimp tacos are some of my favorite too! Yum!!  Ashley has also created a fun cut file to share with our readers and a couple spreads in her Travelers Notebook using her Wish You Were Here collection!   This file is perfect to use in your travelers notebook or scrapbook layouts and you can download it HERE for free!

Love that llama die cut and how the cut file is the perfect size for the travelers notebook!!  We would love to see how you use this free cut file so make sure to tag Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe in your projects!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to follow the Clique Kits blog and Ashley Horton for more inspiration using the September Sundance Travelers Notebook kit and the Wish You Were Here collection!  Enjoy the rest of your day!


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Share Your Space-Candace Perkins

Hello friends!  Welcome back to the Clique Kits blog!  Today I am sharing a little about my crafty space.  About a year ago I shared my space on the blog and since then I have really been itching to redo the room.  I decided to just take the plunge and go for it!  I recruited the help of my mom to help me chose the right colors to create a calm and soothing space.

Right now, as you can see below the walls are an olive green…yuck! I really wanted to soften and brighten the whole room and then place dark accents around for a pop of color.

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We went to Home Depot and decided on light grey and tan to compliment the sheer binds that will hang long and drag along the carpet.

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On the wall behind the desk I will mount these Mosslanda picture ledges.

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I will place the Ribba frame in various sizes along the picture ledges with a few accent pieces along the ledge.

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I also picked up one of these cute globes at JoAnns that I will place on the wall.

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I am SO excited to get started this weekend!  By next week I will have a whole new space! I promise to share an update with you when it is completed!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace