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January Student of the Month – Bernii Miller

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Hello there Clique kits fans, Bernii here with you today to share with you my very first layout that I have created with this month’s Alegria kit as a guest designer.

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I am so in love with this kit and as soon as it arrived on my door step here down under I instantly started planning out what pages I wanted to create. So today I actually have two layouts to share with you. The first one was based on the 6 x 6 ” Happy Place” paper pad that I grabbed as an add on from the shop. I simply pulled out the papers that I loved and cut them down to 3×3  squares.

 

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Before adding my watercolour to the back ground I made sure that I brushed those areas with clear gesso so that the cardstock would not buckle and bend. It also helps the black fine line pen to adhere and write better over the watercolour which can tend to be a little glossy.

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I just had to add in this exclusive flair to the layout somewhere. It is one of the cutest little foxes I have seen about.

 

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Here is my second layout I also managed to make on the same day with the same kit, although this time i used the Putty My Colours cardstock that I also purchased as an add on from the store. You can find it HERE. To prep this page also I used clear gesso in a thin layer as I knew I wanted to create a mixed media background.

 

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I based this layout on the Hero Arts arrow stencil that I used modelling paste with smack bang in the middle of the layout. I wanted this to act as an anchor point / photo mat for the little 2 x 3 photos that I wanted to use. I then went around the stencil with yellow thread and sprayed over some yellow color mist.

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Here is  a closer look at how I created that centre stencil.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I have given you some inspiration to play with your Alegria kit.

 


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January Student of the Month – Kelly Barron

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Hello everyone!  I am so excited to bring you our first Student of the Month for January!  I have been following Kelly on YouTube for awhile and I love her style!  I am so very excited to have her as a guest for Clique Kits using the January kit!  Please make sure to check out her YouTube channel and subscribe to see more work from her using the January kit!  Please say hello to Kelly!

Hi everyone! I have loved all things crafty for as long as I can remember.  My mother taught me to cross stitch and latch hook, and that was a love throughout my childhood.  I have also dabbled in cake decorating and crochet.  I stumbled upon scrapbooking after my son was born in 2000 and have been in love with the hobby ever since.  There is just something so special about playing with pretty papers and embellishments that is just therapy for my soul, with the added bonus of documenting our lives. I also love to knit and usually have a couple of projects on needles at all times. I have been married to my husband for 17 years and we have two teenagers who keep us on our toes! 

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Hey guys, it’s Kelly and I’m so excited to be sharing my first layout using the Alegria kit!  I love the bright colors of this collection.  I have been working quite a bit on my December album, so when it came time to make a 12×12 layout, I chose one of my favorite page designs.  I find that when making the first layout with a new kit it is easier for me to stick with something that I like to do in regards to the design.

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On this close up you can see the dimension of the various layouts.  Save your glassine envelopes!!  They make great layering pieces on your pages.

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I love to journal on tags and place them in the glassine bags, especially when I use mixed media on my layout. I have a process video if you would like to take a peek at my process. I’ll have some more videos to follow using this kit!

 

To see more of Kelly’s work and follow her on social media please check out her links below and as always have a wonderful day and for our friends in the states have a Happy New Years Eve!

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Happy Holidays from Clique Kits

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Happy Holidays everyone!  Erica here with you today to share some holiday projects from some of our designers and guest designers this month!  We had three holiday kits this year and we have been loving all the projects everyone has been sharing!  Our Clique into December kit featured the Christmas Wishes collection by Pinkfresh Studio and here is a look at some of fabulous projects using this kit!  Check out our guests Maria and Alicia’s YouTube channels for more holiday inspiration!!

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Our Holiday Card kit was a huge hit and sold out faster than we had imagined!  It featured the Dear Santa collection by Photoplay Paper and included an exclusive stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps! Here is just a few of the beautiful projects created by our team and guest designers!

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Last but not least our Limited Editon Hanukkah kit!  This kit features exclusive flair and journal cards designed by Gia Lau and Lacey Gasper!  The kit includes a beautiful stamp set from Lawn Fawn and includes the perfect amount of unique embellishments to document Hanukkah!  This month we had our friend and special guest Charity Feit creating with this kit and you can check out her blog and YouTube channel for more projects coming soon!

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We still have a few of the Hanukkah kits left in the shop along with other holiday products to help you document your special memories!  Head on over to the shop and check them all out HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a wonderful day and a very Happy New Year! Cheers!

 

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Student of the Month – Maria Delicata

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Happy Saturday everyone!  I am so excited to be bringing you another post from one of our fabulous guest designers!  We have been fans of Maria and following her on YouTube for some time now!  So we are thrilled to have her as our guest this month!  Please say Hello to Maria!
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Hello there, I am back and super excited to share with you my first project for the Clique Kits Design Team member for Clique into the Holidays kit December 2015.

 

As soon as I got the kit I was inspired to create so many different things. I do love layouts but I have always loved doing mini albums as well. When I first started scrapbooking I used to do mini albums all the time, even more than layouts, as it was an easy way to document an event, such as a holiday abroad, the birth of someone special or even a birthday party.
It was quite an easy decision. I decided to create this mini album to break into this lovely kit as I figured that whatever is left over will work great for any layouts I might want to do. The stucture of the album is the simplest you can imagine and the great thing about this is that it only uses 2 whole sheets of 12 x 12 paper. The rest is embellishments and a few pieces of additional paper which help back the photos up.
It is definitely a shimmery album. I fell in love with the silver shimmery paper in the kit and wanted to find good use for it. I also did the unthinkable and mixed Gold and Silver together to create my album cover! Yes! Talk about daring!
Working on the structure was easy, and creating the pages even easier. The Pinkfresh Studio Christmas collection is such a versatile and easy collection to use. I printed six, 8cmx8cm photos of my daughter, one for each year she has celebrated Christmas and put together this little book of Christmas memories.
I definitely encourage you to do the same, with a couple of sheets of patterend paper and an event you want to document. This could also work great as a DIY Christmas gift for someone special.

 

I am loving the kit! Have I said it enough?? hohoho!
So here I will leave you with the video and some pictures of the finished album! Hope you enjoy it and don´t forget to come back for more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure to check out Maria on YouTube for more projects using the Clique into December kit!  Have a great weekend!
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Clique Kits November Wrap Up

Hello Everyone!  Erica here with you today to wrap up November and share some of our favorites from this month and also what is to come for December!  This month we revealed our two Limited Edition Holiday Kits, Clique into December and Clique Cards Holiday Edition.  Our card kit sold out very quickly and was  huge hit!  We still have a few of the Clique into December kits available in the shop so if you have not yet picked it up today is the day because you can get 40% off with the promo code CMSC40 for Cyber Monday!

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This month we had two amazing Guest Designers working with the Tapestry kit and they really wowed us with their projects!  Tarrah McLean and Wendy Antenucci thank you both so much for being our guests!

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Our Tapesty kit featured the Wildflowers collection from We R Memory Keepers and it has been one of my favorite kits this year!  The rich colors and beautiful designs are to die for!

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Here are few favorites from our Design Team and Subscribers!

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If you missed out on the November kit please check out the Clique Kits shop and pick up some of the beautiful November Kit add ons!  We are so excited to be heading into December and our December Guest Designers have already gone to work with the Clique into December kit!  Please head on over and visit Maria Delicata and Alicia Tillman to see what they have created so far!  Yesterday our Clique Hanukkah 2015 kit went live in the shop!  These are very limited and went quickly last year so grab yours today and stay tuned for projects from our special guest and Clique subscriber Charity Feit!

If you are not already in the Clique we would love for you to join us!  Subscriptions are available now and your first kit would be our January 2015 kit which is amazing and you do not want to miss it!  We are a no commitment kit club with a community that is growing everyday!  We have big plans for 2016 and we would love for you to join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have  wonderful day!

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Tapestry Mini Album by Guest Designer Tarrah McLean

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Hi again Clique fans!

It’s Tarrah McLean joining you again, I am thrilled to be guest designing for Clique Kits for November!

I created 4 projects with the November Tapestry kit and I still have LOADS left over. I created 3 layouts and a mini album too…today I am sharing the mini album with you!Ayers Rock MiniJust last month, my husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Ayers Rock in our home country, Australia. It was AMAZING!!Ayers Rock Mini 2I created this mini album as a keepsake of our little holiday, adding in a few of our favourite photos from the trip!Ayers Rock Mini 3The colours and patterns in the Tapestry Kit were perfect for these photos from the Australian outback…the colours out there are beautiful earthy colours…Ayers Rock Mini 4I used a plain shipping tag as a template for my album and cut lots of the patterned papers using the template!Ayers Rock Mini 5I included some journaling to tell a little of the story also…some of the cards I left as they were and punched a hole in the top to fit through the ring…. Ayers Rock Mini 6Thanks so much for joining me on the Clique Kits blog today! I hope to see you again another time!

Happy creating….

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October Student of the Month – Melissa Goble

 

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Hello everyone Erica here bringing you our Student of the Month Melissa!  Melissa is an amazing crafter, designer who really can make project life shine!  We are so excited to have her join us this month!  Please make sure to follow her on Instagram as well as YouTube!

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Please say hello to Melissa and I hope you enjoy her project life spread today!  Remember to leave her some love in the comments below!

My name is Melissa Goble. I am 26 years old and love all forms of scrapbooking! I mainly do project life but i also enjoy doing 12×12 layouts, mini albums and drawing. I also have a love for Photography and cameras! I hope one day i can have a career in this scrapbooking industry, that is the goal! I have an instagram where i post all of my work, it’s Craftygirl89. Thanks for stopping by!

Today i am sharing a project life spread i created with the October kit! I loved everything in the kit, it was so up my alley design and color wise. I love black and white and pastels. I used some of the 12×12 papers as well as some of the exclusive project life cards. Everything came together so nicely. I also added in a hand drawn camera I did underneath the vellum to give it a suttle look.  I even used the purple tissue paper that wrapped the kit together! I have to say i was a bit obsessed with the gold triangle vellum and gold sequin dots! I love how it all turned out. Perfect kit to document my birthday! 🙂

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Melissa thank you so much for joining us this month!  We can’s wait to see what else you create with the Funfetti kit!!  We still have some of the October Add ons in the shop so make sure to check those out and get ready for our Limited Edition Holiday kits available to the public on October 14th!

 

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A Quintarium of cards!

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Hi CliqueKits readers, Norine here today with some cards for card week!  I’ve been scrapbooking and card making since 1997 and I love being able to share inspiration and techniques with other like minded paper lovers!  I’m very happy to be guesting here today, and even more so when I saw all the yummy things included in the card kit!  Wowzers!!  The variety of papers, embellishments and stamps in the kit made it easy to come up with 5 cards right off the hop!  (I have a philosophy in life….anything worth doing is worth overdoing!  Hence 5 cards in one day!!)

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For the first card, I stamped the sentiment on the vellum paper and embossed with white and then colored the back side of the vellum with markers.

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The card above has 3 flag banners made from paper in the paper pad.  I thought it would make a cute “happy gestation period” card!

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And the gold cardstock in the kit!?  SO many possibilities with that!  Here, I die cut the word and adhered it over top everything else.  And those geometric butterflies.  I die!

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This is my favorite card of the lot!  Simple but effective!  I cut the bottom of the Hello There sentiment off.  You can do that y’know!  And stick them right back together when you want to use the whole stamp again!  Again with the white heat embossing and marker coloring on the back.

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For this last card, I die cut the letters from the gold foil paper with Tim Holtz alphabet dies.  A strip of the same paper along side the striped paper, a bit of twine and a scattering of sequins and you’ve got yourself a fun card!

I hope this gives you some ideas or inspiration!  Let us know what you love best about the CliqueKits card kit!


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Guest Designer: September 2015 “I’m in the Clique!”

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If someone would have told me that I would be guest designer for a scrapbooking kit club, I would have looked at them like they were crazy! I consider myself to be an everyday scrapper. I hold scrapbook designers right up there with Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama!

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I have certainly grown in my scrapbooking abilities, enough to get noticed by others…which is awesome! I thought I would celebrate my super cool accomplishment by making this layout.

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I used the September 2015 Captured kit along with a piece of textured white card stock from my stash.

IMG_8852The kit came with a piece of black crepe paper that I ruffled on the side of my photos.  I further embellished the crepe paper by threading a strand of sequin with silver thread. I used an exclusive Clique Kit digit die cut, “Love This”, to add additional dimension to the layout.

IMG_8851The kit included papers and embellishments from the Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely collection. One of the papers included several cut aparts which I layered on the side of the layout. I added an exclusive flare that was given to me by the wonderful folks at Clique Kits which also served as the inspiration for my title. The title features a die cut “hello” and gray puffy font stickers from  Evalicious. I added the Kal Barteski pink font by Thickers from my stash.  I finished the layout with a few butterfly die cuts from Cocoa Vanilla and black mist from Heidi Swapp.

IMG_8854It took me less than 20 minutes to put this layout together! I love the overall relaxed look and I am so happy with the finished product! And I am glad to be a part of the Clique!

Happy scrappin’!

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These Moments-Guest Designer Victoria Calvin

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Hello everyone! This is Victoria Marie, the Clique Kits guest designer for September 2015. Thanks so much for having me!

When I received the Capture Kit, I couldn’t wait to make a layout! The papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla are incredible! I don’t normally go for black backgrounds, but the corrugated black paper from Fancy Pants Designs was calling my name and needed to take center stage in this layout.

IMG_8689Without a doubt, I love being a mom! I cherish every moment that I have with my little munchkin Corinne. Recently my family and I went on a short “staycation” to Austin, Texas – a quick getaway from our normal routine. This picture was taken while we were enjoying a wonderful breakfast buffet at the Embassy Suites Arboretum.

IMG_8696After a full day of activities, we later settled into our hotel room. I decided to look at the pictures that I took that day and stopped at this photo. There are some days when I cannot believe that my little sprite is becoming such a lovely big girl. It seemed like only yesterday that I was holding her in my arms; she was ever so tiny. Now, she is a newly minted kindergartner, full of spunk and energy. I don’t care how big she gets…she will always be my baby! I am so glad that I took a moment to stop and take it all in.

Life goes by so fast.

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IMG_8693I created a layered look for both the base of the layout and the around the photo. For the base, I used three patterned papers, Lucky Dip and Flower Patch from the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla, and Baxter by Sever Paper. I mounted my photo on a glassine bag (which contained some of my Clique Kit goodies) and layered a fun assortment of die cuts, stickers, and tags from the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla and the Cienna collection by Elle’s Studio around my photo. I adhered the photo layer on the black corrugated specialty paper. The exclusive Clique Kit pocket card served as a space for my journaling and my title. I used the Gray Woodgran Alphas from Evalicious for the subtitle “You and Me”.

IMG_8692I added a doily that came with the packaging from my kit, along with the exclusive Clique Kit flare, sequins, and bit of silver thread and twine that I grabbed from my stash. I really love to create free flowing layout designs that are fun and have a lot of movement.

Another memory…captured! Happy scrappin’ my friends!

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