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Geek Lab: Adventure Card

Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today and it’s a bittersweet post! This is my last one… not just for this current kit but also for my term as a design team member. I have absolutely loved my time here with Clique Kits but, I had to make the decision. I love designing and teaching and empowering other creative types but, it’s time to take a break from DT’s and focus on me and what I want to do. I’m looking forward to no deadlines and such. But, I will say, this team will be one I will miss. I hope you know that Clique Kits has a GREAT things here. Beautiful kits (will always be my favorite), amazing inspiration (I’m excited to see what the next team does) and a fun community (have you joined us on Facebook yet?)

For my last card with you all, I wanted to, once again, show you a card using the gorgeous cut files that are exclusive to the CK kits. I loved the fall leaves square but, was more drawn to the individual leaves. In my head, I pictured utilizing the circle stickers and then embellishing with the leaves. It turned out better than I even thought. I hope you like it too. Here is the finished card a few close ups:

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I also used the little asterisk shaped cut files that were part of that square. I actually like the texture they bring with the tone on tone of the white cardstock. I was equally excited when I realized you can see them in the photo too!

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How cute do those leaves look??? They really add the perfect amount of texture and help the card have a bit of interest. Those stickers are fabulous but, when in a pinch for that “one more thing”, cut files are the best!

I decided to hand write the first part of the sentiment on to one of the stickers. I just could not find the right alpha in my stash or anywhere else so, handwriting it is. Thankfully, I do like my handwriting!

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Thanks for joining me here today!

The past year has definitely been an adventure I have enjoyed and I’m also looking forward to moving on! See you around!

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Locker Room-Sunset

 

Hi everyone!  Aren’t you in LOVE with the August Kit, Malibu?  I love the soft, watercolor look along with some of the brighter neon colors!

I have a whole bunch of sunset photos that I sometimes have a hard time scrapping because the colors are so vibrant (and there are a lot of colors), but I don’t want to take away from the photo by adding too many other distracting elements and patterns on my page.  But this collection was PERFECT because the colors are soft and the patterns are not too bold.

I cut from sun shapes with my Silhouette Cameo from the Just Nick store and colored each sun in with watercolors to try and match the shades in the paper.  I backed each sun with some patterned paper in a similar color.

I added a few layers behind my photo, and a cluster of die cuts and chipboard pieces from the kit in the bottom left corner.

The title is fussy cut from one of the patterned papers, and I wanted to add a little iridescent bit to it, so I added in the sunglasses.

To create a visual triangle, I added some iridescent clouds and stars to the top right of the page, too. And for a finishing touch, a few exclusive sequins scattered around, too!

 

What photos will you use with this sot, colorful kit??

 


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Geek Lab- Clique Cuts

 

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!

 


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Day dreams and grand schemes

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Hello all. Do you every have a difficult time picking out just one photo for your project? Just recently, I had my sister Katie take a few photos of me and I couldn’t decide on one photo to use so  I used my favorite three. haha I created a collage of three photos using PicMonkey and then I printed them out to use on my layout.

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I love the vibrant colors in this month’s kit and the exclusive stickers and die cuts. Rather than journal on this layout, I used the word stickers to help tell my story. LOVE these stickers.

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I hand-cut some of the squares along with the butterfly and hearts to use as die cuts for my layout. I totally forgot to buy the die-cuts from the add-ons this month!

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Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Study Hall: At The Beach

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Hello everyone! Elisabetta here to show you another layout created with the May kit!

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I found an old Polaroid at home back in January and I’m OBSESSED with it! I only took a few pictures so far and I love the vintage look that they have. as I mentioned some posts ago, I spent Easter holidays with my mom at our beach house and, even if it was very very cold, we still decided to take some walks by the seaside. this Polaroid was taken there; I love it! 😀

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this 4×6 exclusive card was perfect for my picture (and I adored the quote)!

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tags must be one of my favorite pieces from the kit! they are so versatile and the colors are vibrant and bright, I think I used them on every layout 😀

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I can’t wait to take some Polaroids, I’ve seen a lot of beautiful Pinterest projects using Polaroids!

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thank you so much for stopping by today, I’ll see you very soon! 🙂

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Geek Lab: Loco Squad

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hello everyone! Elisabetta here today to show you one of my favorite layouts that I’ve created lately 🙂

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I love this month’s printables, especially the labels and the circles, so I decided to create a layout that was all about the LABELS! 🙂

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I cut them and placed them on the left side of the page with the picture and then I embellished the page using stickers, diecuts, alphas and tag that we got in the kit!

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how cute is this aqua flair? 🙂

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I love all the bright colors of the kit! they look great with my photo, that was taken back in March, as I was spending Easter holidays with my mom at our beach house. “Loco Squad” is the name of one of our favorite restaurants there, we love how they cook 😀

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don’t forget to download your monthly printables and cut files, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun with them! I really hope that you feel inspired to create beautiful layouts, thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you soon :*

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Geek Lab:Today

 

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Hi everybody! Hope your weekend is off to a great start. Today, I have a fun layout to share with you using the exclusive die cuts, cards and acrylic French fries from the March Clique Kit! I love the French fries. They are so cute. For this layout, I wanted lots of layers with a variety of papers, die cuts and embellishments. As soon as I saw these papers, I knew exactly what photos I wanted to scrap. I used my photo editing software on my phone to edit the photos. The original photos were a little dark so I brightened them up a bit.

Little memories today_Clique Kits_Studio Calico Goldie_Nicole Martel_layoutOnce my photos and papers were matted down, I decided to stamp on the die cuts that came with the kit and tucked them behind the top photo. I love the look of layered tags on a layout. It really makes  a layout pop.

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A few close ups:

 The easiest way to adhere acrylic embellishments to a project is Glue Dots. I love them and a girl can never have too many Glue Dots.
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And since I ran out of room for my journaling on this layout, I decided to journal on a tag and tuck it beneath a photo with a sub-heading title.
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Thank you for stopping by today!