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Clique Kits February Kickoff

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All the February news and a Layout: Life is Lovely!

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February is here and for the past two weeks we have been absolutely drooling in anticipation of the beautiful Bee You kit featuring the Hazelwood collection from 1Canoe2 and many gorgeous accompanying exclusives! Here are some highlights of what is in store for you when the postman delivers your box! (Not a subscriber yet? Click here and please hurry- there are a limited number of slots left before subscriptions will be sold out-at least temporarily!)

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Here is a layout I did using the February Kit, add ons, and the We R Memory Keepers CMYK inks available in the shop right here.

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Here are some close-ups.

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If you are interested in how I used the inks and a Clique Kits stamp, I made a short video you can find here. The fun stamp I used was still available when I planned this post but has since sold out 😦

As a newbie to the You Tube world, I have only started to post videos, and am still on the learning curve for making and editing them. It is truly amazing though how much you can learn on You Tube!

Did you know that many of the Design Team Members and my own partner in crime, Erica Thompson (Erica Rose Creates) have their own You Tube Channels? They also try to upload their videos with tutorials, unboxings, and fun process videos to the Clique Kits channel. Don’t miss out on all this great, FREE content for your inspiration by subscribing to ALL of these great channels. One of our goals for this Spring is to increase our You Tube presence by providing frequent, quality content for our subscribers and fans to enrich their experience as a papercrafter. If you have a scrapbooking or other crafty You Tube channel we would love for you to share it with us in the comments.

New Product on the way

This is also an exciting time of year since the 2017 Creativation Trade Show just took place and we are anxiously awaiting new releases for you guys to take advantage of being able to add on to your kit boxes.

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Here are just some of the brands and collections we fell in love with and hope to have arriving in the warehouse in February and March! Of course, we don’t want to be a spoiler and show you the beautiful products planned for upcoming kits since it would ruin the surprise, but we promise they will be amazing!

New Design Team Additions Announced Soon!

Other news…Clique Kits recently had a design team call to fill some spots being vacated on our design team when this term ends, starting with our April reveal. We are getting ready for the big announcement and reveal of the extremely talented and special ladies who will be joining us soon! Stay tuned and don’t go away…

Traveler Notebooks Shipping Soon!

Those of you lucky enough to get a pre-order in before they were sold out- the latest installment in our series of limited edition traveler notebook kits are getting packed to be shipped as we speak. As promised- they should be shipping in early February!

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Traveler’s notebooks have been around in certain circles, but for the first time they have take the mainstream scrapbooking world by storm! We love this particular genre of documenting and memory keeping because it is so freeing. Go ahead and unleash your creativity whether it is mainly journaling, sketching, painting, mixed media, or using it as a daily layout or memory mini book!  There are no specific rules. Make it as clean and simple or as messy as you want. Many people are organizing different types of travelers notebooks for different uses and streamlining a multitude of projects in this manner. You will see Traveler notebook inserts listed as add-ons for future Clique Kits very often! We love how they easily accommodate the same products in the main kit, and even help to use up scraps as well as experiment with tools like stamps and inks, paints, and more. A great way to make sure you kill your kit. We will continue to offer some product suited to those of you who decorate your planners or document and store photos in your planners too. If you are a planner gal, don’t forget to check out the Planner Shop section of the Clique Kits store for some unique goodies.

USPS Raising Prices Again

Clique Kits, like most small businesses relying on the post office to deliver the happy mail, will be negatively affected by the latest price hikes. We are in the process of crunching the numbers to work out any upcoming changes to our shipping costs. We are reluctant to have to adjust subscriptions causing inconvenience for everyone, but may have no choice. Changes may unfortunately also affect the prices for shipping product from the shop, whether as add ons or regular orders. We will be completely transparent about these changes, if and when they happen. If our shipping prices change, we will send an email notification. Please subscribe to the newsletter/blog in order to make sure you are on the mailing list for all news and updates.

Introducing a New Clique Kits Event

Starting in February 2017 (yes, this month) Clique Kits will begin publishing a semi-annual online magazine and Look Book. You have probably seen a fashion look book. It is something like a catalog with photographs showing products as they may be used and presented in a way that inspires. Every 6 months our graphic design team will be working closely with designers to present projects and inspiration to help you get the most from kits during your term as a subscriber. We will feature not only kits, but store products and exclusives. There are many ways for YOU, our subscribers and followers to get involved in The Clique community, and the Look Book will be one more way. Stay tuned for the first ever call for submissions to our next Look Book to be published in August of 2017. The details will soon follow, but this publication will be available to the public and submissions from subscribers and other customers if published will be awarded  product credit and other prizes!

All in all, February is going to be quite a full month. And I didn’t even mention Groundhog Day or Valentine’s Day!  We love seeing all of your layouts with the January Kit and the January add on Valentine’s Day kit. More cute Valentine’s Day products can be found here.

No matter who you are, what color your skin is, what religion you practice, what state or country you live in, please remember that you are now and always will be welcome here. The Clique Kits community will always be welcoming and will promote love, kindness, and understanding. Life is Lovely!

-xoGia


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February Kickoff

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This February there is so much to celebrate! Gia here with a quick kickoff post just to preview what is to come this month in the Clique. The February kit, Hot Mess is going to be shipping out to subscribers this week and you can start stalking your mail-person really soon. Naming this kit was inspired by the beautiful, smart, and funny Mindy Kaling:

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I found this definition of Hot Mess online and just had to share it. I think the message is exactly what the colorful yet chaotic eclectic beauty in this kit conveys. I hope it inspires you to create from your authentic, colorful, soulful beautiful heart all month long.

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February is going to be such an exciting month. Clique Kits is thrilled to have our second annual Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Kit available and shipping now. This year’s kit is called XOXO and features the Valentina collection from Bella Blvd. There are also exclusive products and extras from the Crate Paper Hello Love collection- all together this kit is fabulous whether you are creating for your Valentines or your Galentines! This kit is all ages versatile.

Join us for the following special events this month!

February 6th Bella Blvd and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 13th Just Nick and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 24th Clique Kits Pep Rally Subscriber and Design Team Blog Share

We know that you are going to be so inspired by the amazing work of design team members from the Clique Kits Varsity Team as well as the Bella Blvd team and the Just Nick team.

Welcome to New Subscribers!

Clique Kits is growing by leaps and bounds again! It is so exciting and I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our newest members who have subscribed to receive kits by mail or who have joined our community on Facebook and interact with us on social media. If I have not had a chance to say to hello to you personally, I hope I will very soon catch up to you! HUGS from Gia, Lacey, Erica, and Nicole your Clique Kits leadership team!

 

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Here is our picture from CHA-2016 at the Ali Edwards Photo Booth! From Left to right: Nicole Martel, Gia Lau, Lacey Gasper, Erica Thompson, and our Special Friend and Design Team Member-You Tuber Sandy Gonzales (Oh Snap Gonzo). We really take an interest in you and everything you do and share-so please let us know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Shipping Increases Are A Pain

Like every other company dealing with the USPS price increases recently, we are forced to look at some of our shipping costs and make adjustments.  Please know that we will do everything possible to minimize the impact of these increases and will be working to find creative ways to continue to bring you jam packed kits at low prices with our all-in-one box and create-your-own add-on kit philosophy.  We will also continue to offer lots of extra product which subscribers can ship for free with their kits each month (no additional shipping cost up to a certain weight limit) and our super popular limited edition kits, with new ones added each year!

Thanks for stopping by today! I know this February will bring awesome things!

-x Gia