Next, the butterflies, which were fussy cut out of a 3×4 exclusive card included in the main kit.
Next, the butterflies, which were fussy cut out of a 3×4 exclusive card included in the main kit.
Hello Clique Kits Fans!
I am back with a fun new layout using the oh so gorgeous “Aquarelle” main kit. This month’s kit features one of my favorite paper collections to date, Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Wild at Heart.
I have been saving the picture featured in this layout for the right paper, but when i got to document it, pieces from both the Double Dot, and Mariposa papers have been cut – no complete pages that could be used as a background. So i set to combine both papers, and create my own butterfly designs for the page. Here is a small video on how the page was created, enjoy!
You guys know i am obsessed with butterflies! and since i needed quite a few of them, i doodle a butterfly, and used it as a cut file to create the different size butterflies on my Silhouette Cameo. Before taking the butterflies from the cutting mat, a light sprinkle of blue and mint ink was sprayed on them.
I wanted to give the butterflies a watercolor finish, so I used Distress Oxides (you can use all sort of media for this method) and a crafting mat -you can use an acrylic block, or a plastic sheet/package-. I stamped a few inks separately on the mat, and diluted them with a bit of water -making sure little droplets of color formed on the surface-. Each butterfly then was put in contact with the water droplets, i made sure to smoosh the butterfly a bit, and then left it to dry. Once they were completely dried, a precision pen was used to draw a thin line around the edge of the butterflies, and voila! I had my embellishments.
Fortunately, i was able to match the papers on an angle to form the mat. A bit of machine stitching secures them to the page. The seam was the line i used to create the group of floating butterflies from the title at the bottom right of the page to the picture at the top left corner of the mat. If you haven’t checked this month’s add ons, then rush to the Clique Store. There you will find the Wild at Heart add ons, including the wood veneer used in this page.
The picture was backed with one of the exclusive cards from the Aquarelle kit. A few clusters made of ephemera pieces, the exclusive printables, fussy cut pieces and the lovely rubber charms -all included in the main kit– were created around the picture. A few drops of gold ink complete the layout:
I am so glad that the butterfly idea worked perfect for this page. Like i mentioned, the Aquarelle kit is so beautiful, you will use even the paper scraps. Unfortunately, subscriptions for kits are sold out, but there are still a few a la carte Aquarelle kits available at the Clique Store, so you better rush to pick one.
If you have any questions on how this layout came together, do not hesitate to contact me.
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Hey everyone! I am on a gift packaging roll with this month’s Aquarelle kit and today’s post is all about gift tags!
I put together 3 very different tags made with multiple colors and textures for the ultimate eye candy.
I am semi obsessed with the little stitched clothing tags that came in the kit. They add so much interest to the design!!! I also have fun adhering items to my tags using just a small staple. This gives the piece the ability to move around and flow on its own a bit.
And then there’s that canvas star… SO FUN!!!
If you haven’t signed up for a monthly kit subscription yet, be sure to check out all the details here. These kits are such a blast to work with!!
Much love friends. Until next time.
Hello crafty friends!!
Nathalie here with some new entries on my personal journal -my TN- inspired by the beautiful Aquarelle kits (main and TN). This month’s TN kit features the beautiful “Wildflower” collection from Kaisercraft, as well as plenty of embellishments, and exclusive printables that make memory keeping so easy and pleasurable.
Since the weather is finally changing here in Toronto, I am taking advantage of long doggie walks around the Humber River path behind my house. The papers in the Aquarelle TN kit were perfect to document the beauty of Spring in the city. Here is a small video on how this page came together:
It took less than 10 minutes to put this page together. I picked one of the papers in the kit, and used both sides to cover both pages of the TN ( each page features a side of the paper).
I picked my 3 favorite pictures of the walk, and printed them in a film strip form using Lightroom. This was then glued to one of the pages of the TN -i chose the one with a less busy pattern on it-. Pieces from the Aquarelle TN Kit’s die cuts and exclusives were used to decorate the page
The exclusive printables in this month’s Aquarelle TN kit are perfect to add small details around the page. In this particular case, one of the cards houses all the details of my walk around the river path. Here is the final spread:
The color combination of the papers in the Aquarelle TN Kit was perfect to document all this Spring memories, and it took less than 10 minutes to complete the spread. It is that easy to work with this kit.
If you are a subscriber to both Main and TN kits, then this month’s pizza box is going to be a dream for all memory keepers. Since you can easily incorporate bits and pieces from both kits in your projects. Here is an example of how I combined pieces of both kits to complete the spread of our favorite Mother’s Day portrait, just sit down, and enjoy the video:
We love this picture, and i wanted it to be prominent on my memory keeping system, so I chose to enlarge the image to fit the entire TN spread. First i cut the picture in half so that i can easily glue to the TN.
Before gluing the right side of the picture, a small pocket was created behind the picture, so that it can hold a tag (from the Aquarelle main kit exclusive printables) with all the journal lines about this memory.
To complete embellishing this page, one of the fabric tags, included in the Aquarelle main kit, along with a die cut from the TN kit were glued to the top corner of the left side of the page. The arrow clip was then used to hold these pieces together, and a small asterisk from the main kit Alphas complete this cluster.
Finally one of the labels from the Aquarelle TN kit’s exclusive printables was used to add the date and place of the picture. The copper Pinkfresh Studio alphas was then used to create the title of this page. Here is the complete spread:
This is by far one of my favorite spreads of the past 2 weeks in my spread. The texture from the different embellishments from both Aquarelle kits just adds the perfect touches to the picture. If you haven’t checked the kits, there are still a few available at the Clique store, and you better rush to pick yours.
Remember i am a comment away if you have any questions on how these came together.
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Hello scrappers. I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this layout with you. When I started creating this layout, I had no idea what I was going to do. The one thing I was sure of, is that I wanted to use lots of patterned paper. The papers in this months’ kit are so pretty. Wouldn’t you agree. It’s hard not to use them all. LOL I even cut the branding strips from the papers and used them as a fun border for my layout on the left-side of the layout.
I’ve had an acrylic frame in my stash for some time now and after watching Finnabair share the new Metallique Paints, I was inspired to use some of the Metallique paints from my stash. I painted the frame using the Deep Waters and Blue-Gold paints. SOOOOO Pretty! I love how vibrant these paints are.
I fussy cut the flowers from the floral paper and added buttons and jewels from my stash to the center of the flowers to add more texture to the flowers. I used foam squares to adhere them to the layout.
Here is a closer look at the branding strips used on this layout.
I fussy cut the butterfly from one of the patterned papers to use as a die cut for the bottom right-side of my layout.
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Have you checked out all the amazing cut files available in the Clique Kits store? You can see them all HERE.
I saw these cute little butterflies, which were a subscriber exclusive, and I thought they would match well with the June kit, Aquarelle. This kit features Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection, which also has quite a few butterflies.
I started by adding some mixed media to my background and using a stencil to spray some ink through a starburst pattern. Then I outlined the starburst in yellow thread.
I cut the butterflies from white cardstock and then fussy cut a whole bunch of smaller butterflies from the patterned papers in the kit. I decided not to back the die cut butterflies with paper so that the background could stand out more.
I layered a few labels for my journaling with a large heart and piece of exclusive flair.
I love that these products matched my photo and story so perfectly! Hope you are enjoying the June it and be sure to check out the cut files in the store!
Hello Clique Friends!
Nathalie here bringing you a few entries of my personal journal created using the beautiful ( it is truly a gorgeous!) Aquarelle main kit. This month’s kit features Cocoa Vanilla’s “Wild at Heart” collection which is full of florals, watercolor motives, and lots of beautiful designs. If you haven’t checked the Aquarelle kit, yet, then you better run to the Clique Store to pick the few available for sale.
Did you know that there is a large library of cut files and printables available for purchase at the Clique Store? I happen to visit the store, and combined the printables from the September 2015 kit with the the Aquarelle kit to create a spread about this year’s NSD. Here is a small video on how the page came together:
The picture (of the day) was enlarged to fit into one of the pages of the TN (4.25×8.25 in). After gluing it to the page, I added a few pieces (Pinksfresh Studio Alphas, and CK printables) of the Aquarelle kit to the picture.
Since the picture has plenty of white space at the bottom, it was the perfect spot to add a few lines about the day’s experience.
To balance the page, the large sentiment card in the September 2015 exclusive printables was machine sewn to a piece of white copy paper -cut to the TN’s page size- .
One of the small tabs was then glued to the card to complete the page, and stamp the date. Here is the final spread:
The next entry in my personal journal uses the Double Dot paper included in the Aquarelle kit, along with some of the exclusive printables, and Pinkfresh Studio’s Nico stamp ( unfortunately, this stamp has sold out in the Clique store). Here is a detailed video on how the spread came together:
This spread was so easy to create. First, I found the center point of the TN page, and used it to cut a large triangle (that will cover the other page of the TN) out of the patterned paper.
The title for this spread was created on the paper covered page using a combination of stamps (Pinkfresh Studio’s Nico alpha, and Simple Stories Faith roller stamp), and the Pinkfresh Studio alphas included in the kit.
A few simple exclusive printables was all that was needed to complete this page, and balance the large triangle on the spread. After a few lines of journal, and a few more sentiments added with the roller stamp in Faded Jeans ink -Distress Oxides- , the page was completed. Here is the final spread:
Both pages were created in a really small amount of time (between 10-15 minutes), and I love the different looks, I was able to achieve with the Aquarelle kit, and the CK printables.
Remember to visit the Clique Store to check all the exclusive printables, cut files, and most materials used in this pages. You can use the DT codes to receive a discount at checkout. As always, I am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.
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Hey friends – Stephanie Gold here with you today! I really fell in love with the June kit and I wanted to show you how versatile it really is. So for my Art Studio post today I put together 2 gifts using this month’s Main Kit, Aquarelle, to wrap them.
For the first package I used a medium white clothing box and wrapped it in the entire 12 x 12 piece of pink ombre pattern paper. I layered a large doily from my stash and the sweet lace die cut in the top left corner. I did a typical present wrap + using natural twine on the entire box and then tied a bow and added a bit of deep purple lace. The tag is made from the cutout library card, a floral frame, and a cutout (and cut up!) sentiment.
Isn’t it so beautiful all finished and wrapped?! And to think it just started as a simple white box.
My next gift started as a small brown kraft jewelry box that I made a wrap around the top using the deep blue floral pattern paper (this might be my favorite paper from this month’s kit!!). I used a smaller doily to add some country flair in the top left corner and did another, slightly different, twine wrap. I put together a mini tag using more of the ephemera and attached it to the gift using a mini clothespin. Ah, I’m obsessed.
Well that’s it for me today!!! Have you ever used your kit to wrap up some gifts?! Let me know if you give it a try!!