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Study Hall- Folding Paper

 

What do you do when you have a piece of patterned paper and you love BOTH sides of it?   Well all I did was fold a corner over and was able to create an interesting design AND see both prints at the same time!

 

I like that the colors on this paper were boyish, and I thought that the blue polka dots would be a good contrast to the bright and colorful “watercolor” side of the paper.  I initially had the fold on the bottom and the photos on the patterned paper, but thought that the photos stood out better on their own in the corner on the white background.  (I also love that the colors in my photo go so well with the colors in the prints!)

 

For my embellishments, I also stuck with the same color palette and used some of the 3×4 cut aparts, the die cuts, and even pieces of this month’s exclusive printable.

 

 

And the gold foiled elements add the perfect sheen to the page, too!

You can watch how I created this page from start to finish here:

Hope you are enjoying working with your kits!


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Geek Lab – Confetti fun

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Hello it’s Leeann here today and I have a super fun page to share with you all using the Origins Kit and also the Origins April printables. I wanted to have a wee bit of fun this time round and so I decide that I would use some of my punches that have been sitting around. I have an assortment of shapes and sizes. My idea come from the photo strip of the girls. I decide that it needed to be alot like there personality, a little bit of this and that… crazy/happy!

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So lets get started.

First of all I printable this month April origins printables  – three times in three sizes.

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 Next I gather an assortment of shaped punches.

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Now for the fun part. Punch out as many shapes as you can from the April Origins printables. You can hand cut a few shapes too.

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Once  you are happy with all your shapes, start by arranging your photos. Next start arranging your punches shapes. Once you are happy with your placement glue in place. Next grab the simple stories clear stickers and adhere in any white spaces.  I added some doodle scribble using a lead pencil. Next I add the enamel hearts from Bella blvd and also a few brads to add that little bit of detail.  To finish this page off I add flicks of black water color and curled the edges of the punched shapes.

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Thank you for popping by today and I hope it has inspired you to grab those punches and have a play! Don’t forget those April Origin printables are there too!

 

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Leeann

 


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Three Easy Cards in under 10 Minutes!

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Hey everyone, it’s Kathleen again. Today I’m sharing my last blog post for the Clique Kits April kit “Happy Everything” with you. Since I’ve already shown you four different layouts in the past few weeks that I’ve made with the kit (here and here), I decided that this time I would make some cards.

I’m usually not much of a card maker and have only recently started to make more cards. I always admired all the pretty elaborate cards of so many scrapbookers out there. You know, cards with so many details that you could look at them again and again and still find something new. Everytime I tried my hand at making one of those, I failed desperately and gave up. I only ever made cards anymore when there really was a special event (like the birthday of a family member or close friend) but not so much just for fun.

Well, a while ago I discovered that I actually DO enjoy making cards – only a different kind of cards: simple but still pretty ones.

Cards don’t always have to be super-elaborate and full of stamping, embellishments and so on to be pretty. And to be honest, a simple card that was handmade with love is still better than any store-bought one, right?

With the gorgeous gold foiled watercolour cards from the kit it was so easy to make these cards and all three together didn’t take me longer than 10 minutes total!

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I think this card is really versatile and could be used for many different things. Maybe an invitation for a coffee date? Or a nice day-trip somewhere? Or just to go get an icecream together? No matter what it is, if you ask someone out with a card like this he/she sure can’t say “no” 😉

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These two cards could also be used for various occassions. The one on the righ maybe for a birthday, an anniversary or a passed exam since it says “Hooray” at the top? The one on the left could be a card that you send out to a friend just because. For no special reason, just to let them know that you think of them – it’s always nice to get messages like this, right? 🙂

For all three cards I used a 3,5″x10″ strip of paper and folded it in the middle. Then I cut out a piece of patterned paper that was slightly smaller than 3,5″x5″ as the background for the gold foiled card. I adhered all the cards with foam squares to give the card some dimension. Then I just added some embellishments from the die cut package or some of the heart stickers and the cards were done 🙂

The only thing that I used on these cards that was not in the kit (except the white cardstock) was the gold acrylic spray paint. This is from my stash and I use it on almost any of my projects 😀 (if you look back on the layouts I show you, you will see that it’s true 😉 )

I hope I inspired you to make some quick and easy cards with your Clique Kits April kit! It was an absolute pleasure working with this kit as a guest designer on the CK team!! Thanks so much for inviting me! 🙂


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Yearbook – You may say I’m a dreamer

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Hello everyone, it’s Danielle here with you today. I don’t make pocket pages or document in a project life style, but I’m showing you how I still love to use pocket page cards on my layouts. Many scrapbook collections have an assortment of these cards in their collections and you don’t necessarily have to use them for pocket pages.

For today’s layout I used 6 of the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds cards that came with the April Happy Everything kit and used them for my background. I covered the left half of my page up with them and used half of one of the beautiful papers for the right half of my layout. The cards are so gorgeous that it doesn’t need much more embellishing, so most of the embellishments and the pictures are on the right half. I love the card with ‘You may say I’m a dreamer’ and decided that this would be the title of my layout.

You may say I'm a dreamer layout, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

You may say I'm a dreamer layout, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

You may say I'm a dreamer layout, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

You may say I'm a dreamer layout, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Thank you for stopping by today!

CK_VarsityTeam_Danielle


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Locker room – mini album Work it

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Hello Clique-fans! It’s Danielle here with you today from the Locker Room with a mini album. Since a couple weeks I’m doing a 12 week workout program and to have a good sight on the progress I’m making, I take pictures every two weeks and do all kinds of measurements. To keep things a little more fun, I decided to make a mini album. On every left page I write down the measurements and add the pictures on the right pages. I hope you understand that I covered the pictures up a bit, as I don’t feel the need to have pics of me in underwear on the world wide web 😉

I started making the pages by stamping on white cardstock with a 4×6 inch notebook background stamp. I’m not the best stamper in the world, so I found it easier to stamp first and then cutting the pages.

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For the cover and the pages where the photos will be placed I cut 5×3.5 inch pieces of one of the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio papers from the April Happy Everything kit and stitched around the edges before adding them to the white cardstock. I’m keeping the pages kinda clean, so not too much of embellishments. At least there are some of the Cosmo Cricket black word strips from the March kit on each page, I think they work perfect with these colors. On the cover I used the Pinkfresh Studio alpha, rub-ons and one of the ephemera pieces.

Every two weeks I take two pictures, one from the front and one from the side. With the Pic Stitch app I make them to one picture, this app has a ton of collages and works very easily! You will also notice a gap of 4 weeks in the album. In April I will be traveling, so I will skip the pictures and measurements once. Fingers crossed that I can keep up with the exercises while traveling…:-)

Work it mini album, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Work it mini album, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

CK_VarsityTeam_Danielle


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A Pink Fresh Project Life

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Hi everyone! Sarah here to share my Project Life page with you! I tried Project Life for the first time last year and I failed miserably! I made it to week 10 and then totally flopped! This year I vowed to do it again, and I found myself doing the same thing! I think I have discovered the secret to sticking with Project Life for me. It can’t be about weeks, because that’s too big of a commitment. So I have decided to do a monthly Project Life album and I can already see that this is going to be much easier!

I have a confession though, Project Life spreads do NOT come easy to me! I know they’re meant to be super quick and simple, but I feel like I’m incapable of doing anything quickly, and doing a whole bunch of different pockets almost seems like I’m doing 8 mini pages or something! I’m not kidding you, this layout sat on my desk for like 3 days! The nice thing is, that I feel like I can just pop in and do a little here and there without having to completely finish it, like I do with a layout…I’m too OCD to not finish a layout once I’ve started it! lol

Anyway, So, this is the start of my January spread. I’m pretty sure I’ll have about 4 pages of January once I’m done, but this is what I’ve got so far! I am LOVING the April Happy Everything kit for doing PL! There’s so many goodies in it, I can just go crazy! lol Also, sorry for the terrible quality of photo! I’m still trying to figure out how to take a picture of these shiny pockets without getting mega glare! If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!
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I’m in love with these gold embossed die cuts that came in the April kit and those Pink Fresh rub ons just go on like butter! They’re the best rub ons I think I’ve ever used!

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The sweet die cut was from the Clique Kits shop a while ago, along with that fabulous black and white washi tape! I’m kind of in love with tearing it all messy these days 🙂 You might also recognize the “hello I love you” phrase from the March J’Adore Kit!

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I printed out the printables on a sheet of vellum to give them a nice soft look. I’m so loving how that’s working with this kit! I still can’t get over how cute this picture of Linden is! He goes through these phases of needing to wear various pieces of hockey equipment…In January it was the shin pads…he’d put them on and then go into a full goalie butterfly! Anyway, he had put these on and then taken his diaper off, and I just couldn’t resist getting a few photos of him and his nude shin pads! lol I also thought the “you may say I’m a dreamer” card went quite perfectly in between a picture of my toddler, and a picture of me attempting to organize my house! LOL

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There’s just so many fun pieces in this kit and I really love how I got to use so many of them in this spread! I love putting little clusters of embellishments and thread and washi tape on each card to just jazz them up and give them some dimension!

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Well that’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!!

CK_VarsityTeam_Sarah


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Incorporating “White Space” in Your Layouts

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Hey there, it’s me again, Kathleen. Today I will show you two more layouts that I’ve made with the CK April Kit “Happy Everything” to explain how you can incorporate “white space” into your layouts.

“White Space” doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be white but rather that it is “unmarked”, so in terms of scrapbooking without any text, patterns, embellishments, stickers etc.

As I’ve already told you last time, I do like to use white as background for my layouts, so in my projects the white space usually really is white. I like to use this technique (if you can call it that) because as the saying goes, “sometimes less is more”. By leaving white space in your layouts, you can draw the focus to the photo or the story you want to tell with this layout, rather than all the patterns or embellishments on your page.

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If you have never used lots of white space before and it feels a bit intimidating or unnatural for you, you can first try it by only covering half of your layout with a patterned or coloured paper and leaving the other half empty (the ratio doesn’t necessarily have to be 1:1, you can also make it 2:1 or sth. else). In order to bring the two halves together, you can place your photo in a way that it connects them, like I did in this first layout.

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If you already feel more comfortable with the idea of white space, you can also do it like I did in this following layout and leave even more of the page “uncovered”.

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I cut only part of the patterned paper to layer it beneath my photo and added another strip of PP on the bottom of my page.

If you splash some mist onto the page and add some enamel dots, for example, the layout doesn’t feel too empty anymore. By the way, if you place the misting and the enamel dots in a diagonal line, it leads the way for the viewer. In this second layout the enamel dots and mist splodges go from the top left corner to the lower right corner and thereby lead the view across my photo and my journaling.

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So, what about you: What do your layouts look like? Do you like to incorporate white space into your layouts?

I hope this post gave you some ideas so you might give it a try! 🙂

Kathleen a.k.a. ScatteredConfetti