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Art Studio: Right Now

Hi everyone. I am so excited to share my first layout using the fabulous Jellybean Kit. The colors in this month’s kit is so vibrant and pretty; I love it. Before I started embellishing this layout, I sprayed yellow and blue spray mists by Shimmerz Paints on to white cardstock. I used a paper towel to dab the excess ink off the paper so it wouldn’t bulk up. Then I used a honeycomb stencil and ink to create a fun border across the middle of the layout in pink and orange. I used yellow and blue paint to alter the wood veneer. I wanted this layout  to be as colorful as possible.

I purchased the Add-On paints and puffy stickers from the April Shop. I am so glad I bought them because I am loving how smooth the Shimmerz Paints are and the puffy stickers are absolutely beautiful… you have to see them in person. They also feel like they are made from nice quality material.

I paired up a heart die cut with a heart puffy sticker to make the heart more interesting. I love adding layers to embellishments. And here is my layout. Our design team Maryam Perez created the journaling cards that I used on this layout. I love them all.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope I was able to inspire you to use mist and some acrylic paints on your next projects! It’s so much fun and once you get started, it’s not as scary as you might have thought. 🙂

-Nicole


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Guest Contributor – Tiffany Keronen

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Hey everyone, Tiffani here with another layout made with the Hello Sugar January Kit.
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Mixed media supplies are by far my favorite to work with. You have so many options on creating backgrounds and your own personal touches. For this layout I started with white watercolor paper. I prepped my page with gesso and then once that dried I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. To blend I used water and my fingers. On top of that I decided to do a brick wall using Rangers Texture Paste.
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I love all the papers in this months kit. These are 3 of my favorite patterns. I love the torn paper look so I added that to one of the edges of each paper. The pictures I chose for this layout are of my 2 closest friends. They have been there for me through some of the hardest moments in my past year.
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I adore all of the embellishments in this months kit. The vinyl stickers and thickers work so well together. I added some twine to the little xoxo tag and added 3 hearts to signify each one of ours.
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Thank you for checking out my layout and happy creating.  You can find the January Hey Sugar kit in the Clique Kits shop HERE!  Save 10% off the kit by using the code SAVE10 at checkout!  Have a great weekend and if you are not yet part of The Clique on Facebook you can check it out HERE!
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Tiffani


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Locker Room: Simple Layout with Flowers

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Hello! Happy Friday, how are y’all? Caroli here and today I want to show you step by step how I made this simple and quick layout using January kit Hey Sugar. don’t you just love all the color on it? 🙂

 

I started my layout by throwing some splatters of black mist on a sheet of white cardstock I got from Clique Kits Shop.

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Then, I used as background this flowery grid designed by a good friend of Clique Kits, Nicole Nowosand owner of Just Nick Studio. I cut the grid on my Silhouette Cameo and filled just some of the flowers using patterned papers included on the kit.

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Next, I placed my photos and adhered them using some foam dost, this way my layout gains volume and looks more fun too.

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Now it’s time to use some embellishments! I love this flower paper by Crate included on the kit, the colors and beautiful watercolored flowers are just perfect. I fussy cut some flowers and used them to mebellish my page.

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Agin I used some foam dots to adhere the flowers, I love my pages to have a lot of volume so foam dots are my best friends!

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These puffy stickers by Fancy Pants are so pretty! Love specially the font of the words, so I used word “amazing” for creating my title.

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I complemented my title with the Thickers included also on the Kit. I really love these Thickers, the shade effect on them is pretty and since they are black & white they combine perfectly with any other color. My title is finished, and I also added some more puffy shapes from Fancy Pants here and there, just to make my layout more colorful.

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Finally I wrote my journaling and there you go, a super fast layout but still pretty and interesting. One thing I love how about working with CK kits is how easy is to create beautiful projects in minutes. All products are so well coordinated you just have let your creativity go.

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Hope you have a great weekend! XO – Caroli


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Study Hall: Amazing 2016

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Hello Clique Friends!

Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a page that is highlighting my Top 10 moments of 2016. I’m using the gorgeous January kit… oh my lands I love this kit!

So, before I show you the page, I just have to say I really enjoyed the whole process of making this page. I found that going through my Instagram feed was the best way to remember all the fabulous memories of 2016. For me, it was a great year! Full of blessings. Full of new adventures. Full of amazing friends and opportunities. Every year has it’s hardships but, the blessings outweighed those and I’m so thankful!

Truth be told, I had a very difficult time narrowing it down to 10 things but, that seems to be the magic number. And I feel like any more and it would just crowd the page. Once I finally decided on the 10 moments, I printed out my photos super small. I wanted to create a partial collage with lots of journaling. So, here is the finished product…

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I kind of like the “authentic scrapbook page” feel of this. What I mean by that is, after glancing through the old scrapbooks my grandmother kept, everything was usually just placed together in a collage type manner. Sometimes little memorabilia was tucked behind photos and such. While I didn’t add that, I did use the embellishments from the kit to help add texture, color and interest to the layout. I just really love the look of a collage. All my memories connected and placed together.

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I had to think of a way to add a title. My pages always need a title. And since I had a vision to place my journaling all on the right side, I thought of doing something sideways to visually split the design areas up. Those title words from Fancy Pants work perfect! Add in the thickers to create the year and, it’s perfect!

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When I make layouts, I love to journal. I like to talk so, it would make sense I’d have a lot to say on a written page, as well. Ha! I decided to get a little fancy (not really) with my journaling by sometimes printing and sometimes writing in cursive or my half print/half cursive type handwriting. That was one of my favorite things to see in my Grandma’s scrapbook – her handwriting.

Here is a little collage with a few more close-ups of my page:

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Grab your January Hey Sugar kit HERE. I hope you find time to document all your favorite memories from 2016!

melissa-elsner


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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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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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Limited Edition Valentine Kit

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