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September Kickoff: Your gateway to the holiday season!

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Hey there!

It’s Gia with your monthly kickoff post.  I love the fact that from September through December every month brings the joy of ushering in the change of seasons and my favorite holidays.

First and foremost, isn’t the September kit stunning? It was absolutely perfect for all of my photos this month. I have been looking forward to sharing some of the ways I used both kits together this month! I hope you too have been able to get in on both the main and traveler’s notebook kit subscriptions!

 

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I just love how this dreamy Fancy Pants Designs paper captures the essence of a road trip exploring the countryside, and these wildflowers on the 1Canoe2 Creekside paper were just calling to be fussy cut and layered!

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Plaid is all the rage right now and I loved using it to document the newest love of my life-our new adopted dog Kira.

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I didn’t even come close to killing my Sundance main kit before moving on to some TN layouts with a mixture of main kit scraps and the September TN kit! Ashley Horton always knocks it out of the park with her fun trendy collections and I had to break into the TN kit for some llama action! Here’s another peek at it in case you missed it.

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I can’t wait to see what you all have made with both of the beautiful September kits.

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Here is your official invite to the Clique Kits World Card Making Day online event.  We never require you to purchase a kit to participate in our online community and hope whether you pre-order a card kit or holiday kit or just BYOS you will be there to create with us! We will have sketches to inspire you, challenges to rock, and prizes to be won! This year we are focusing on getting those holiday cards made ahead but you can always use the ideas to create any occasion cards!

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Traditional red and green do it for me when it comes to Christmas papers, how about you? I am drooling over this kit just filled to the brim with Simple Stories products because of its fresh take on everything classic! We hope to begin shipping the Clique Cards kit right after the September Kits go out. Please let us know if you order and plan to participate in the World Card Making Day event to be sure we get it to you in time!

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Next up you can just feel the vibe of this year’s Clique into the Holidays MEGA limited edition kit, can’t you? Everything you need for everything December is in this phenomenal kit!

Both of our limited edition holiday kits are only here for a short time, while supplies last. They have an unbelievable retail value for the price, and those who have been in on them before will tell you there is no bigger or better value for the holidays. Get all the details in the Clique Kits shop! All of our card and general holiday kits mix and match with those of previous years to extend your stash even further. There are also add ons and digital items designed to coordinate with them perfectly. Check out the Clique Kits Limited edition holiday kits section of the shop for loads of great products!

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Don’t worry, we haven’t forgot those other two holidays between summer and Christmas…namely Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Clique Kits has you covered there with new seasonal embellishments and workshops. You can sign up now for either October Bucket List or Documenting Gratitude workshops with kits included! The October Bucket List project will feature exclusive printable embellishments in addition to everything you need to follow along and make 7-8 lush traveler notebook layouts!  For more ideas and inspiration, check out the Clique Project sheets section of the website. IMG_1107

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You may also like to pick up one of these NEW traveler notebook cover sets! These are available by pre-order now and are perfect for doing a gratitude journal or for transitioning your latest traveler notebook inserts from a summer to a fall cover!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Click. Connect. Create.

-xoGia


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Yearbook: Summer Fun

Hi! It’s Donna here sharing another layout using the August “Malibu” kit, exclusive cut files and printables.

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I always get stumped when it comes to scrapbooking multiple photos in a layout. How do I make it work without making it too crowded? How can I make the design interesting?

Then an idea occurred to me while staring at this.

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Create a folding mini-album! It’s not a unique idea and has been used several times but it’s fun so why not do it once in a while.

 

I used a piece of 12×12 cardstock and folded 4 times. The width and height depend on the sizes of your photos. I adhered in place the last fold/panel.

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I used foam tapes to create a space so I can insert another photo underneath.

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Fun and interesting way to add multiple photos in a single spread.

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I also made this tassel so the mini-album will stay folded.

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That’s all from me today! I hope you like my project as much as I do! ❤

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,

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Mood Board – August 2017

EEKS!!! Yes, I’m screaming because I’m SO EXCITED about the August kit! Today I’m going to share with you the August Kit Mood Board and of course some SNEAK PEEKS!!!! I hope you love this kit as much as I do! Lets first start with our kit name. We have titled our August 2017 Kit: Malibu!! I feel like this name is a PERFECT fit for the kit and it’s contents.

If you love that logo, WAIT till you see the Mood Board! I love putting mood boards together. This was one of may favorite things to do in design school and I love doing it for my clients as well. It’s a great process to really find the feel of a project. So creating mood boards for Clique Kits is one of my favorite things to do. This mood board came together so easily. I had so many images it was hard to choose what to use. So I hope you find this board as inspiring as I do!

Do you have ANY clue yet what paper line we may be featuring in our August 2017 Kit? If you don’t yet, maybe these sneak peek images will help you out!!

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Subscriptions: If you are interested in subscribing, please e-mail us at info@cliquekits.com. We have a few subscription spots to fill. We will fill on a first come first serve basis.

Don’t Forget to join us on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 for

  • the FULL Kit reveal
  • join me on the Clique Kits Facebook page for a LIVE Facebook video of the kit!
  • Our INSTAGRAM Pep Rally (Project Share of the July Kit)
  • August Add On Products in our Shop (Already available for subscribers if you sign into our website The Clique > Clique Market)

Subscribers can view the FULL kit now on our website (The Clique > Kit Preview) and purchase add on products.

Finally don’t forget our Christmas in July Sale is happening NOW!!! 30% off all store products. Use discount code: SALE at checkout.

Have an amazing Sunday!!

 


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Clique Agenda: June 2017 Monthly Spread

Hello, CK friends!

Donna here sharing my last post for this month of June using the Aquarelle kit.

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as well as some of the exclusive printables in the kit

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First, let me show you one of the tricks I learned along the way. I’m sure I am did not come up with this original idea but I will share it anyway. I use a template as you see in the image, to cut the tiny little squares in my monthly spread.

It’s not really perfect but the difference is not that noticeable, so it’ll do. First, I measured one of the squares and used this tag (it’s quite sturdy so it can be used over and over again) as a template.

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Use a pencil (so you can erase afterward) and trace around the area you want to cut. I keep this template nearby so it’s ready when I need it.

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Here is how I decorated my monthly spread for June using the kit. (Note: stamp used from my stash and not included in the kit).

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I hope you liked my project today!

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

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Mood Board: July 2017

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Hello everyone. It is time for another kit reveal. I’m so excited to introduce you to our July Kit: Pool Party!

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We hope you find this kit splashin’! Now lets set the mood.

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I love how fresh this mood board is. What are your favorite elements you see above?

Now how about some sneak peeks? Here is a few images from our July Main Kit.

Of course you can’t leave without seeing some images of our July Travelers Notebook Kit.

To inquire about subscriptions, please email us at info@cliquekits.com.

There you have it!

Kit Reveal Day: Don’t forget to join us for the full reveal on Wednesday, June 21. I will be doing an unboxing of the kits LIVE Facebook video (you can always watch later if you don’t join in live).

Thank you for joining me today!

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Guest Contributor – Angie Pond

Happy Monday everyone!!  We have been so thankful this month to have our April Guest Contributor Angie Pond sharing so much inspiration with us!  Today I have another layout Angie created using the April kit!  Make sure to follow Angie on her blog to see more of her fabulous work!  Now lets get into her layout using the April kit and the fabulous printables designed by Creative Director Gia Lau!

For the April challenge, I drew inspiration from the different blocks of paper that are shown in the sketch. I used many of the beautiful papers from the Jelly Bean kit and treated each block of patterned paper almost like it’s own little layout.
I used one of the exclusive cut files under my photo. I cut it on white card stock and painted it with watercolors. Then I simply cut it apart and used it as an additional layer under the cute photo of my nephew on his first Easter. 
Most of the embellishments on my layout are from the printable files that come with the kit each month. I adore that cute bunny and I even used the “Happy Easter” printable as my title.
The flags in the upper left block of my layout are from the printables as well and they make a great addition along with my journaling.
In the section where my title is, I hand cut a few clouds and used that printable doily shape almost like a sun. The pink cloud comes from one of the Bella Blvd. clips that came in the kit. I simply cut the clip part off and adhered it to my layout.
I did some stamping on the block with the pink polka dots. I used just some black ink and a circle outline stamp to add some more interest to the paper. I pair the word labels and the circles from the exclusive printables with a few enamel dots from the kit to complete that section of the layout.
Thank you Angie for another awesome project using the April 2017 Kit!!   I love all the details in your page and love how you used the exclusives!!  Here is a look at Angie’s completed layout!
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!  Please remember to leave Angie some love down below!  We still have a few April kits left in the shop right now and we also have a great kit sale going on!!  Have a wonderful day!


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Yearbook: You go girl

Hello!

It’s Donna here for my last project using the April “Jellybean” kit.

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Here is my scrapbook layout I made for today

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I wanted to use the “You go girl” word art cut file so bad but I was stumped which photo to use (adding that my printer isn’t working yet so I had to choose from the ones I’ve already printed). I try to remember the stories behind each photos and I decided to use this one photo of my daughter slumped on the floor with lots of Hello Kitty shoes. We were there to buy shoes but it’s not the kind we were looking for at that time. She wasn’t even two yet when this was taken and she knew what she likes already and kept on saying “Kitty” while gathering ALL the HK shoes she can find. So I focused my journaling on how I wish she grows up to be a strong-willed individual who knows what she wants in life.

Good thing I cut the word art already before my printer broke. But I used a plain white cardstock. Since the Silhouette studio software is still crashing when I try to open on hubby’s computer, I had to use my good old scissors to cut around the paper that I used as backing. I did this twice since I wanted to use this colorful Bella Blvd paper and the polka dot Paige Evans paper as well. I adhered the white cardstock first and carefully cut around it, alternating my scissors and sharp cutter. Then I adhered it again on the polka dot paper. I used a thin cardboard to add a bit of height to the big title.

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I love the colors in the kit but I need some black to somehow “balance” the look I’m going for. So I used the b/w bag which stores the embellishments in the kit. And then I used the polka dot vellum paper to make a little paper clip bow.

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I doodled randomly as well using my PITT pencils.

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I used mists/paints to create splatters. You can find similar products in the store especially the April Product of the Month Acri-Tonez Shimmerz Paints.

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I maximized the remaining doily from the kit by cutting it in half.

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That’s all from me today!

Happy crafting,

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