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Art Studio – Us


Hello everyone! Donna here to share my first layout using the August kit, “Rio“, featuring Fancy Pants Designs Millie and June collection


First, I want to share the watercolored background before I placed the embellishments and photo. It’s very simple but I liked how it turned out.


I prepped the surface first with some gel medium. I drew some flowers, scattered them around. Then I with the same brush, I flicked some more watercolor in different colors.


This is how it turned out. I think it’s pretty lol but I surely need more practice


I love the combination of colors in the Millie and June collection. I used the sequins to as center of the watercolor flowers


I also stamped some faded butterfly image using black ink. I purposely stamped it like that. I didn’t want to full, inked butterfly but just a subtle image


That little white and gold dotted bow is super cute


I hope you liked my page. Will be back in a few days to share my next page using this gorgeous kit.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,




Geek Lab: Me


Hello everyone. Nicole here with a fun layout. I am not sure if you’ve noticed, but I LOVE patterned paper. I love how you can get a semi-funky look by mixing different papers together. Sometimes, I don’t want my layout to look like everything coordinates perfectly. I like to mix it up a bit.

For this layout, I used a mixture of Fancy Pants Designs, Cocoa Vanilla and Clique Kit’s exclusive journaling cards! I love the sentiment of the journaling card from the July “Raskog” kit and decided to use it for this layout. The others journaling cards came with the Rio kit!

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I used a few of the add-ons on this layout. I love the washi tape and enamel dots. I simply cannot get enough of them. I tied a piece of ribbon from my stash onto the clip and stapled the string from my tag onto the layout to prevent the string from moving around. For the photo, I used a photo editing program to create a collage of photos and then printed it out so I’d have a nice square sized photo for my project. I painted the veneer with the Don’t Citron Me Coloringz from Shimmerz Paints and sprayed some in the background of my layout. We have some Shimmerz Paints in the store! Click here to check out the add-ons and mixed media products we have in the store.




Thanks for stopping by today!



Scrapping Text Messages


Hi, all! It’s Aliza here again with another layout using the fabulous August kit. This layout shares the story of how it came to be that we bought one ticket for my son to see Hamilton.  The whole conversation and decision occurred through a series of text messages, so I included one of those texts in my layout. I love taking screen shots of text messages as a way to remember conversations. Sometimes  they are funny or sweet, they capture relationships, and they tell stories.


I converted the screen shot to black and white so it would better fit with my color scheme.


Once all the papers and photos were laid out, I chose some embellishments. Some of the ephemera and stickers helped to tie the design of the page together by adding touches of pink, blue, black, and gold around the page.

And some embellishments helped to support the story, like this gift tag.


And, this might not be an exact quote, but I’m pretty sure he was thinking it.

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Thanks as always for stopping by!




Locker Room: Hello




Hello friends! Leigh, here to share a Locker Room Layout and Process Video for my Hello layout.  I wanted to emphasize the papers in this kit for maximum impact. To do that I chose a white background and different patterns punched into leaf shapes.





Using a Fiskars palm frond punch, and papers from the 6×6 Millie And June Paper Pad by Fancy Pants Designs to draw your attention to the magenta flowers in the photo.




By choosing the magenta pattern as the only solid color background patterned paper for the leaves, it kept the emphasis on that color in the photo. The rest of the fun patterns in the leaves play a supporting role and add interest.




In this close up, you can see how I curled the edges of all the leaves up after stitching them to the layout. I then ran the die cut label from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Snip-its add-ons (available in the Clique Kits Shop)  through my printer to print the journaling.






Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, and Add-ons from the shop .



Thank you for stopping by today!


CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


Locker Room: Naples


Hello everybody! Elisabetta here to show you the first layout I made with the gorgeous August Kit. 🙂

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This picture was taken in Naples, one of the most beautiful italian cities! I went there with my friend Francesca in April. It rained almost all weekend (the picture was taken in one of the rare moments when the sun was shining) but we enjoyed it anyway. 🙂


The thing that I love the most about this layout are those gorgeous flowers that I cut from a paper that’s included in the kit. I absolutely adore every kind of flowered paper and I find it so relaxing to cut the flowers and use them as embellishments on my pages. 🙂


Another great thing about the kit are the Fancy Pants bows!! I adore them 😀 this gold is just perfection, isn’t it?


I can’t wait to see what you’re going to create with this kit, I’m having so much fun with it at the moment!! I’ll see you tomorrow with another post, thank you for looking. 🙂



Art Studio: Cali!


Hello Friends! Leigh here, to share an Art Studio layout with the gorgeous Rio Kit!



One of the things I love most about Art Studio posts, is that it gives me a chance to try out some new techniques with mixed media. You can use any stencil or art screen to create this technique.



You can see the script on the white background card stock, that was created with a Heidi Swapp art screen and some texture paste. I love the subtle tone on tone effect it gave, and it almost looks like the paper came that way.





Next, you can layer on some papers from the kit. I chose to keep with an achromatic color scheme, which is all neutrals and no colors. There are plenty of black and white options in this month’s kit from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio B sides. Cut in strips, and bend them up after stitching on them.




You can layer different black and white papers, and the gold die cuts  from the kit  behind the photo to accent it.

Add your title and gold Color Shine and you’re done! Super quick page since the texture paste dries so fast!





Supplies: the August 2016 Rio Kit and Add-on 6×6 Millie and June Paper Pad 



Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting!


CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann








Study Hall Layout -Excuse Me, I Have To Go And Be Awesome


Hey everyone!  Its Sandy here with you today to share my very first layout using the August 2016 Kit Rio featuring Fancy Pants Designs Millie & June collection!  I am so loving all the fun colors in this kit and the exclusive products are amazing!  This layout was inspired by this exclusvie card designed by Inna Moreva!


This card reminded me so much of our youngest daughter Gabby!  She is so full of confidence and I love it!



I picked up the Millie & June 6×6 paper pad from the Clique Kits shop and used some of those papers as layers behind my photo!  I love using the 6×6 pads in my layouts!  They are just perfect for layers!  Clique Kits makes putting projects togehter so easy since everything goes together and the kits are so jam packed with goodness!  Add ons are always a la carte so you get to pick and choose what you want instead of having to buy more add on kits!  Here is a look at my completed layout!  To see my process check out my video listed below or CLICK HERE and make sure to subscribe to see more videos using the August kit and products from the Clique Kits shop!


Thanks so much for stopping!  Dont forget to check out the Clique Kits shop because the American Crafts new releases have started to hit the shop!  Use the code SUMMER25 to get 25% off already reduced prices!  Happy Shopping!



Geek Lab: Fresh


Hello Clique Friends! Leigh here, to share a Geek Lab tutorial using one of the citrus cut files for this month! So perfect for summer!




The August 2016 Clique Kits Rio Kit is just so perfectly fresh! Can’t you just taste the citrus flavors now?




This exclusive cut file is one of many available in the Clique Kits Store for August!




Simply add patterned paper behind the half slices and vary the colors across the page. I love the way this cut file looks when some of the spots are left open, and it is lifted up on foam adhesive.





Here you can see the strips of patterned paper were stitched on at the top, and the dimension and texture added by lifting the cut file up off the background card stock.





Close up of the title, also from the Clique Kits August Exclusive Cut files. Those translucent sequins included in this month’s kit are perfect for repeating the transparency of the ice and drink in the photo. The variety of embellishments included this month make it easy to add interest to your page with different textures. LOVE this kit so much!




Supplies: The Rio August 2016 Clique Kits kit and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Colour Me Happy Enamel Dots from the Add-ons for August.



Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy some summer freshness for yourself!



CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


Need a Title? Just Use a Song

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Hi, all! I am quite excited to begin sharing my projects with the fabulous August kit! I think I say this every time I get a new kit, but the colors just blow me away. Lots of black and white together with bright shades of pink, blue, orange, and green. It is so much fun to work with.


So, back in December, I heard a song. And when I heard the song, I said, “Yes! That song just captured the entire essence of my being!” Those might not have been my exact words, but something along those lines. I later learned the song is by Courtney Barnett, and it is called, “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party.” The refrain that just got me is this: “I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home.” As an introvert, this line expressed so much of what I feel, like, all the time.

closeupEven back then, I knew I wanted to use those lyrics in a scrapbook page, but it did not come together until recently. As I have scrapped and blogged several times this year, I have begun to take dance classes at the ripe old age of 41. I love it, but it does mean I have to leave the house to do it. Hence the inner struggle between going out and staying home. I also included in my journaling, the struggle between going out and following my dreams, and being around and present for my family. Because those are all parts of this dancing story.

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If there are song lyrics you love, hold onto them. Because they might help you scrapbook a story.

Thanks for stopping by!



Student of the Month-Julia Akinina

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Hello everyone!  I am very excited to be bringing you another fabulous Student of the Month!  Julia Akinina is with us today sharing projects she created with the fabulous Holiday Clique Cards kit!   Now this kit is sold out but you can still find some Clique into December kits in the Holiday Shop along with some other great holiday products!  We also have one of the exclusive Honey Bee Stamps Wonderland stamp set listed in the shop and some of the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio wood veneers.  And if you love the May Arts Red Chevron Ribbon used in Julies projects you can pick some up in the shop too!   Now say hello to Julia!

My name is Julia, I’m 24 and I’m from Russia. I started to make cards 5 years ago and firstly I created a lot of cards of different stuff that everyone can find at home. I have been doing it for 1 year before I have found that this hobby is called scrapbooking. Now I can’t imagine my life without it. I create an inspirational projects for myself as well as I create cards, albums and wedding invitations for other people by order! I’m happy that my hobby can bring me some money and can become my main work. I was designing for different russian Challenge Blogs and now I am the creative team member in such a great companies as Kaisercraft and BellaBLVD. I like to watch at my progress and I want to develope my skills more and more. I think my style in scrapbooking is bright, clean and light… with a little bit of splashes ( though my first projects at the beginning of my fascination with scrapbooking were in vintage style) Last year I became a big fan of the CAS style in cardmaking. I’am happy to be guest designer of Clique Kits Club!



Hello my friends!
I want to share some exciting news with you! This month I am Guest Designer for the
It’s a big honor for me!
So I will show you my projects which I have created using the Holiday Kit!
My first project is the holiday album.
I used paper pad and embellishments from the kit to create this album.


Here are all the pages of my album. I used kraft cardstok as the base of my album.
I love to use stickers as the embelishements on the pages. I made the cover of my album and bind it all together usent the rings. I made pretty good album which an become a cute present to the Christmas.
 To create my next projects I used the Honey Bee Stamp Set from the Kit.
I loved this stamps there are so many ways to use it. I created the background on my card using the stamps.
 I used the cutest snowman on my second card. I also love the red cardstock from the Holiday kit!
The color is so bright  and the texture is good on it. 
And my last Card from the kit. Here I used the paper from the Paper Pad and sentiment stamp from the set.
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 That’s all. I hope you enjoied my Holiday kit projects and I wish you were good inspired!
Thank You.