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Yearbook: Highlights of 2016 in one Layout

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Hello there, how are you? Happy New Year Everyone! Caroli here and today I want to share with you this layout that basically summarizes how 2016 was for me.

I must say that  it was such an awesome year!I was blessed with too many good things and I got to learn from the bad ones, I only can be thankful for this year, so I wanted to document my happiness in a layout.

I used the beautiful January Kit HEY SUGAR, which features the awesome product from Crate Paper, Simple Stories and Fancy Pants. This kit is already available for single purchase in the Clique Kits shop here, so if you are thinking about getting it, go hurry before it’s all sold out!

Of course for this projects I used a lot of photos, each one representing something I loved during 2016: being pregnant, the birth of my baby boy, my little girl turning 8 with the greatest party I’ve thrown so far, spending a lot of time the 4 of us at home during winter (my husband was on medical leave and I was on maternity leave, so it was almost like vacations, LOL!), a flawless return to work after almost a year of maternity leave, and being chosen by 2 of my favorite manufacturers for being part of their DT.

Of course there were bad moments and sad times, but I chose to learn from them and just let them go, always looking on the full glass 🙂

I decided to cut the numbers 2016 and fill the negative space with the beautiful golf foil vellum included on the kit. Also, I filled number zero with a circle grid and paper circles.

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The gorgeous flower paper by Crate Paper included on the kit was asking to be fussy cut, and so I did. I used some of the flowers to decorate.

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Since there were a lot of pics, I barely decorated this page; I used few enamel dots and some puffy hearts by Fancy Pants, love the Joy Parade embellishments ❤

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The black Thickers included on the kit made the perfect contrast for all the color in this layout. I love the shade effect of these ones!

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I hope you like the idea and concept behind this layout ans try to document your 2016 too. I love using a lot of pics on a single project and think that combining circles and regular photos is such a great way to give variety to the composition, don’t you think?

Have a great day!
XOXO – Caroli


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Clique Kits – Geek Lab – Sweet Valentines

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Hello there, Clique friends! First of all, Happy New Year! I’m so ready and excited to see what this 2017 will bring!

Today I want to show you a fun project I created using the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January Kit.

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One of my goals this year is to get more organized and plan in advance. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be useful to start making little Valentines for my kids’ classmates and friends. Both the Crate Paper Heart Day and Simple Stories Love & Adore collections are perfect for this. I’m also going to use the January printables and the Crate Paper ephemera pack included in the Limited Edition Love Always Valentine’s Day Kit.

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Last week, our super talented Magali showed you how to use a scoring board to make beautiful rosettes. I’m going to use the same tool to make little envelopes to go with my kids’ Valentine’s Day cards. The Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, which is one of the add-ons this month, is the best option as the envelopes only measure 3.5” x 2.5”.

First thing you want to do is cut a 5”x5” piece of patterned paper. I normally don’t use the envelope guide that came with the scoring board, but it can be helpful to make sure your lines are straight. Place your cut piece of paper on the board as shown in the picture below. The two opposite corners are touching the 3.5” marks on the top and left side of the board.

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Score at 1.75” in mark and turn the paper 90 degrees, then score at 2.25” and turn the paper again, until all the sides are scored. Two opposite sides are scored at 1.75” and the other two at 2.25”.

Cut out the little corners between scores and fold the flaps inward.

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I like the look of sharp corners on my envelopes, but you can certainly round the corner of the inside flap, as well as the one on the outside.

Use adhesive to seal the edges and you are done!

Here are the envelopes, all decorated and ready to go.

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And here are the coordinating Valentines.

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I used many of the January exclusive printables, as well as the Doughnut cut file available to subscribers. I also added some of the exclusive stickers designed by Claudia van Rooijen included in the December Wonderland Kit.

Some close ups:

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I really enjoyed making these Valentines. The papers and embellishments in the Hey, Sugar January Kit and add-ons are beautiful. If you are looking to make more Valentine’s Day projects don’t miss out on the Limited Edition Love Always Kit.

Until next time. Have a great day!

XO, Enza


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Guest Contributor – Tiffani Keronen

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Erica here to bring you our January Guest Contributor Tiffani Keronen!  Tiffani will be sharing with us all month long with the Janaury kit so stay tuned!  Today she is sharing her first project and she included one of the great cut files on her layout!  So without further delay…Say Hello to Tiffany!!
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Hey everyone, Happy New Year! I cannot believe we are already in 2017. I can’t think of a better way for me to bring it in, than with a layout using the Clique Kits, January kit, Hey Sugar. I have been away from scrapping to deal with personal things, but I’m so happy to be back doing what I love most, documenting beautiful memories to share with my children for years to come.

For this layout I first decided on a cut file. I love my Silhouette and I think cut files just add such a fun element. This year I am making my year to celebrate everything, no matter how big or small. To add some color, I blotted my paintbrush over the cut file, with Heidi Swapp mint metallic texture paste.
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The papers in this kit are so much fun. I love stripes, polka dots and everything hearts. I decided to go with four patterns and I  cut them into 3/4 inch strips.  I love the look of the different lengths.

My three-year-old daughter Symphony has the most infectious smile and truly celebrates every small victory at this age. Embellishments from this kit just fit the fun smile on her face. I used some of the gold hearts from the Heart Day by Crate Paper as well as the ribbon and to happy day embellishment. The gold doilies are from my own personal stash and I added those to bring out the gold hearts.
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It wouldn’t be a layout by me if there wasn’t any ink splatter. I always find that when you feel like you’re missing something, throwing some ink on your layout brings out that little pop.
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I hope you enjoyed my layout and I look forward to sharing more with you this month.

 

 

 

 

 


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Study Hall: DONUT DELIGHT

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Hello Clique friends,

Happy New Year to you all!  May 2017 be full of love, peace and blessings.

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Today, i wanted to share with you a new layout created with this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.   Isn’t it lovely?  All the beautiful papers and embelishments are so fun to work with, but there is also a set of cut files that is included with each kit.   One of this month’s cut files features an image of a donut;  once i saw the cut file, I knew that it would work perfect for what i had in mind.

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I started by printing the image of the donut, using the Silhouette software, in my printer.  I  used a pencil to transfer onto trace paper the image of the donut.  Using the Prima watercolor palettes, i created a few circles on watercolor paper to look like the dough of a donut.

 

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Using the trace paper image as a guide, the watercolor circles were cut to obtain the donut shape.  At the same time, I isolated the icing image of the donut, on the Silhouette software, and cut it from some of the papers in the kit, as well as the Heart Day 6×6 pad (this month’s kit add on) available at the Clique Store. 

 

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Once i had the “donut icing” cut outs, i glued the pieces together, and added a bit of hand stitching to secure the pieces, and add texture to the donut shapes.  Putting the page together after that was so  simple, and fun!

 


The donuts were attached to the page using adhesive foam (in different thickness), so that they create dimension on the page.   All the sprinkles in the donuts are the part of the Joy Parade (from Fancy Pants) puffy stickers included in the kit, I simply cut the triangles to create the sprinkles for the donuts.  I created a photo strip  of my nephew eating only the sprinkles of a donut, and nestled it amongst the donuts.  This month’s exclusive printables were perfect to create little clusters along the photo strip.

 

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For the title, I used the circumference of the donut to create a playful design with the Crate Paper’s Heart Day Alphas  included in the kit, and one of the word stickers (from the Joy Parade collection) also included in the “Hey, Sugar” kit.  I love the color combination, and the retro vibe it adds to the page.  To finish the project, I simply added my journal lines along the circumference of the donuts, and added the date to the project.  Here is the complete project:

 

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I love when i can bring my ideas into a reality, and this is the case with this layout.   It was all possible using this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.  This is a must have, even if lots of pink is not your thing!.   Trust me, you want to make sure to subscribe for it, and get all the add ons at the Clique Store, just use one of the DT’s code to obtain a discount at checkout.

I am always a comment away, if you have any questions on how this came together.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great New Year!

 

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10 Minute Layout

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Hey Clique Fans!  Erica here with you today and I am so excited to be bringing your a layout with the beautiful January 2017 kit!  It has been a very long time since I have sat down at my desk to do some scrapbooking and it felt really good!  I pulled out my January kit and the Limited Editon Valentine kit and sat down!

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At first I will admit I had no idea what to do!  It has been so long my creative mojo was just lost!  I ended up pulling out a sketch and trying that out for a bit but then realized I was just not liking how my layout was turning out!  So I pulled out a fresh new white piece of cardstock and do what I do best!  Just cutting strips and adhering then down!  No sketch.. just sticking things down and having fun!

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After my 3 strips of paper were adhered down on the left side everything else just fell into place!  Working with the kits makes it so easy to scrap and scrap fast!  Everything in the kit is picked and meant to all go together beautifully so no time is needed digging in my stash!  I even used some of the pretty tissue paper that we package up our kits in!  I think it adds some nice texture to the layout and who does not like polka dots!

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The Limited Edition Valentine kit is a perfect partner with the January kit!  It is a of coarse Valentine themed but there are plenty of elements in the kit than can be used for non Valentine projects!  We only have a couple left in the shop so now is the time to grab one before they are gone!  Everything on my layout came from the kits except for the gold glitter Loved word!

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The photo I scrapped is of me getting snuggles from Eli James and Izzy.  You can not really see Izzy in the photo but she is tucked in behind me very close!  You can see a bit of her ear poking out and Eli James was fast asleep cuddled in my arm!  I tried to get more of his face in the photo but I did not want to move to much and have them move!

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I love the end result of my layout and knowing that it only took 10 minutes is even better!  Make sure to check out  my blog tomorrow for another layout using these kits and a December cut file!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  For a list of products used from the Clique Kits shop please take a look below!  For more inspiration using the January kits please check out more blog posts below and our Instagram account!

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January 2016 Clique Kits

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Locker Room: Always

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Hello everyone! I’m back today to share a new layout featuring the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January kit. I love everything pink, so you can imagine how happy I was when I received my awesome box of goodies.

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I always try to include different elements on my projects, so to achieve as much texture and dimension as possible. The idea for this layout came from one of the fun cut files available with the January kit.

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The cut file on its own is very versatile. So many  possibilities! You can use it as it is on top of some patterned paper or vellum, you can use different patterned papers to back each section, you can even cut out the individual elements to create your own background.

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The first thing I did was use the Crate Paper Heart You Gold foil heart vellum to back some of the sections and the Crate Paper Lovely patterned paper to back others. I also included some stitching to add an extra element of interest.

Once my cut file was ready, I prepared the background paper that I wanted to use as my base. The packaging technique is the simplest way you can add some mixed media to your pages. I used pink and gold mist to match the colors in the kit.

Next, I worked on my layers.

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I used both side of the Happy Hearts patterned paper to back my picture. The bottom layer is just some mint tissue paper I had in my stash. I think it makes the photo stand out more. The fussy cut flowers come from the Crate Paper Adore You patterned paper, while the black enamel hearts are from Bella Blvd. I love the contrast between all the pink and the black accents on the page.

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The embellishments included in the kit are so cute! I also love the Fancy Pants Joy Parade Sentiments Puffy Stickers. They are perfect for any type of project.

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That is it, my friends! I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to use the January cut file to add some fun elements to your layouts.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Enza, XOXO

 

 


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Art Studio: Modeling Paste meets Cards

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Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a fun medium you can incorporate on your cards. I’ve used modeling paste several times on layouts and it’s such a fun, artsy way to add some texture and interest to a page. Cards might seem like too small of a canvas to work with but, I’m here to show you that modeling paste, with the right embellishments and the perfect stencil, works fabulous on cards as well!

I’ve created a Let’s Make Cards with Melissa video that showcases how I applied the modeling paste. Unfortunately, I failed to take step by step photos so, if you want to see the process, just check out the video at the bottom of this post.

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How cool is that? Do you see all the texture with the modeling paste?

I use Liquitex Light Modeling Paste for all my paper projects. It has a really cool, and light, texture to it that works great on paper. The stencil shape you see me using is actually a cut file from the January kit, that you can fine here. (Printables and cut files are exclusive to kit subscribers!) I cut it onto some scrap card stock and placed it on my card.

Then, I used a palette knife to smooth on the modeling paste.

Easy peasy.

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Alright, I’m going to leave you with the process video so you can see everything come together. I also share a few more tips in the video.

Thanks for joining me today!

melissa-elsner


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Geek Lab: Enjoy

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Hi everyone. I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Printables from the January kit. For the past few months, I’ve been printing the printables and cutting them before I dig into my kit so I don’t forget to use them. These printables are great embellishment fillers.  My favorites include the tags and banners.

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I didn’t plan on making this layout so busy…It was supposed to be simple, but I wanted to use some of my embellishments in my stash that I haven’t used in a while and once I started adding stuff, I couldn’t stop. I stapled the banners at the top right-side of my photo then added the flair. I plucked one of the heart enamels from the button to add to the center of my flair. The little heart puffy stickers are so cute…  I added them to the center flowers at the top of the layout.

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I cut the number two from the Bella Blvd. that came in the December kit to add as an embellishment with the “laugh” word label from the printables. I used scissors to make the label smaller than I cut the little “v” to make it look like a banner.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to use those printables that comes with your kit this month!

-Nicole


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Locker Room- Seamlessly Mixing Different Elements

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Hello friends!  Candace here to share my first layout using the completely yummy January kit!  Here is just a little sneak at the kit.  You can check out the kit and the all extras in the shop here and here.

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I loved all the papers in the kit this month and I loved how beautifully they played together so I wanted to create a layout using multiple papers.  I started with a 12×12 piece of white card stock for my background.

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Next, I cut 2.5inch  strips from various patterned papers and vellum from the kit.  I adhered the strips down to the base then ran a stitch along the top and bottom of each paper about .25inch in.  I slid my bone folder between the stitching to pop up the edges of the paper to add a little dimension and interest.

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I wanted a soft edge around my photo so I added a white base to my photo stack.  This creates  a seamless transition from black and white to the colors in the patterned paper.

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To add a little more interest to my title I combined different fonts.  This is one of my favorite tricks to combine color elements across my spread and stretch my supplies!

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Using a few of the beautiful dimensional embellishments from Crate Paper I created a cluster on the bottom right corner of my photo stack.

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I love how seamlessly this layout blends together from the patchwork background to the mixed title and black and white photo.  Give some of these tips a try on your next layout!

Remember to always tag Clique Kits when you post pictures of your projects so we can swoon over your creations!  We are a community of crafters and we love to support one another along our crafty journey!

Have a beautiful day and a lovely Christmas!

Candace

 


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Wonderful Winter

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Hello & welcome back…Dani here today to share my December Daily pages 3 & 4 with you.  Today I wanted to feature the 2016 Clique Into The Holidays kit.  I literally squealed with joy when I first opened this kit!  It has got to be one of my all-time favorite kits EVER!! 🙂

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I cut a few tabs, labels & frames out with my Cuttlebug..yes I know its old school, but I still love using it!  Using your diecut machines & Silhouette with the coordinating papers really adds to the over-all cohesiveness of your project.

I just love all the exclusive cards that come in this kit..especially the adorable bunny rabbit with his scarf & snow cap.  Speaking of cards, I wanted to mention we have a few exclusive Holiday card kits left in the store, grab one today.

Here’s a few more close-ups of my spread using the 2016 Clique Into The Holidays kit:

To finish off my spread I decided to add a smaller pocket page in between the 2 pages.  I had these in my stash and they are designed by Simple Stories.  It was so FUN to pull out my Fuse tool & make a shaker pocket, using some of the Snow & Cocoa ephemera, wood veneers, pom poms & sequins that come in the kit.  I love how it came out & the different size pages really adds a unique touch I think, as well.

Are you doing a December Daily or special Christmas project/s this year?  We would love for you to share them with us on Facebook &/or Instagram.  We simply LOVE seeing what you do with our products & kits…your creativity always exceeds our expectations!!

If you would like to stop by my YouTube channel, I will have the process video up later today.  You can also check out Days 1 & 2 of my December Daily while you’re there. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will stop by Clique Kits & check out these amazing products & MORE!!

Merry Christmas! XO~Danni