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Yearbook: Besties

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Hi everyone! Leigh here, with a Yearbook post featuring everyday photos. In this case, cell phone photos!

 

 

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This layout uses a 2×2 cell phone photo snapped during our bestie’s Girl’s Night Out! I was inspired by the “Inspiration Weekend” over at Shimelle.com and this layout by Heather Leopard.

 

 

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The challenge was to use diagonal lines, so I punched squares of copy paper and hand cut them in half to form triangles. Doing this in analog helps me see how the layout will come together.

 

 

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Looks like this once you have punched all your papers and laid them down over your pattern.

 

 

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Here is a close up of the photo. I import phone photos into Photoshop to check the resolution. Make sure it is at 300DPI resolution for printing. (Sometimes my phone photos get downgraded during import to 72DPI, which isn’t good enough for printing, so I change the resolution and size in Photoshop before I print). I can also change the size in Photoshop and save it as a copy to reserve the original. This one is 2×2 inches.

 

 

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Close up of the stitching done on all the triangles. The 6×6 Millie and June Paper pad available in the Clique Kits Shop is perfect for smaller scale punched pieces.

 

 

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Close up of the embellishment clusters, near the photo and two other spots on the page.

 

 

 

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SUPPLIES: the Rio August 2016 Clique Kits and add-ons from the CliqueKits Shop

 

 

Thank you for joining us today.

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann

 

 

 

 


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Locker Room: Hello

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Hello friends! Leigh, here to share a Locker Room Layout and Process Video for my Hello layout.  I wanted to emphasize the papers in this kit for maximum impact. To do that I chose a white background and different patterns punched into leaf shapes.

 

 

 

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Using a Fiskars palm frond punch, and papers from the 6×6 Millie And June Paper Pad by Fancy Pants Designs to draw your attention to the magenta flowers in the photo.

 

 

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By choosing the magenta pattern as the only solid color background patterned paper for the leaves, it kept the emphasis on that color in the photo. The rest of the fun patterns in the leaves play a supporting role and add interest.

 

 

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In this close up, you can see how I curled the edges of all the leaves up after stitching them to the layout. I then ran the die cut label from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Snip-its add-ons (available in the Clique Kits Shop)  through my printer to print the journaling.

 

 

 

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Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, and Add-ons from the shop .

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


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Art Studio: Cali!

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Hello Friends! Leigh here, to share an Art Studio layout with the gorgeous Rio Kit!

 

 

One of the things I love most about Art Studio posts, is that it gives me a chance to try out some new techniques with mixed media. You can use any stencil or art screen to create this technique.

 

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You can see the script on the white background card stock, that was created with a Heidi Swapp art screen and some texture paste. I love the subtle tone on tone effect it gave, and it almost looks like the paper came that way.

 

 

 

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Next, you can layer on some papers from the kit. I chose to keep with an achromatic color scheme, which is all neutrals and no colors. There are plenty of black and white options in this month’s kit from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio B sides. Cut in strips, and bend them up after stitching on them.

 

 

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You can layer different black and white papers, and the gold die cuts  from the kit  behind the photo to accent it.

Add your title and gold Color Shine and you’re done! Super quick page since the texture paste dries so fast!

 

 

 

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Supplies: the August 2016 Rio Kit and Add-on 6×6 Millie and June Paper Pad 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting!

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Geek Lab: Fresh

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Hello Clique Friends! Leigh here, to share a Geek Lab tutorial using one of the citrus cut files for this month! So perfect for summer!

 

 

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The August 2016 Clique Kits Rio Kit is just so perfectly fresh! Can’t you just taste the citrus flavors now?

 

 

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This exclusive cut file is one of many available in the Clique Kits Store for August!

 

 

 

Simply add patterned paper behind the half slices and vary the colors across the page. I love the way this cut file looks when some of the spots are left open, and it is lifted up on foam adhesive.

 

 

 

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Here you can see the strips of patterned paper were stitched on at the top, and the dimension and texture added by lifting the cut file up off the background card stock.

 

 

 

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Close up of the title, also from the Clique Kits August Exclusive Cut files. Those translucent sequins included in this month’s kit are perfect for repeating the transparency of the ice and drink in the photo. The variety of embellishments included this month make it easy to add interest to your page with different textures. LOVE this kit so much!

 

 

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Supplies: The Rio August 2016 Clique Kits kit and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Colour Me Happy Enamel Dots from the Add-ons for August.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy some summer freshness for yourself!

 

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


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Yearbook: Summer

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Hi friends! Leigh here, to share my Summer layout. Yearbook is all about using everyday, and multiple photos on a page. So I enlarged a photo of our backyard, and decided on some smaller supporting photos.

 

 

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I love using photo enlargements, but often times have trouble designing a layout around them, so I was inspired by a Nancy Damiano layout about the beach, link here. I painted the back of the the clear acrylic embellishments included in the June Clique Kits. Love that your get an entire package of these Jillibean Soup acrylic shapes.

 

 

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Above is the 8×10 photo paper I printed at home with multiple photos for this layout. The larger one is 8×6 and the smaller ones are 2×2. No worries about the two smaller photos not being the same size, you can simply trim the larger photo to the same size as the smaller one and mat them on white card stock. No one will ever know!

 

 

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You can see how I used foam letter stickers for the title. Just traced around them, then adhered the patterned paper on top and used the sticker part to adhere to the page.

 

 

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Close up of the acrylic sunglasses, painted with Broken China Ranger Paint Dabber and stapled on the letter M.

 

 

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Stitched around the white card stock after printing my journaling on it.

 

 

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The beautiful June Kit has so many goodies in it! The wood veneer from My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2, is from the Clique Kits Store here.

 

 

Thank you for joining us today!

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


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Art Studio: Bits of Happy Layout

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Hello friends! Leigh here, to share an Art Studio layout for June. The exclusive cut files and kit contents this month are amazing!

 

 

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Bits Layout, with Whipped Spackle by Faber Castell texture paste from the Clique Kits Store.

 

 

 

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The first steps of this layout involve adding texture to your page, using one of the exclusive cut files for June as a stencil to place your texture paste. Punch varying sizes of circles and patterns from your kit. I chose to use the Elle’s Studio coordinating stamp from the Clique Kits Store to add a few dark and light pink circle elements. Simply lay out your circles without adhesive first to achieve a pleasing arrangement, then add the stamped images behind some of the punched circles. This adds lots of texture and interest to your page.

 

 

 

 

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You can add stitching and bend up the edges of your punched circles for more dimension.

 

 

 

 

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Next, place the exclusive succulent cut file, and adhere just the center, so the edges lift up off the page. You can size the cut file to fit the page you prefer, here it is reduced in size to span the width of an 8.5×11 layout. You can cut it twice to fit across the layout, and don’t worry, you won’t see the gap once the next layers are added.

 

 

 

 

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Now, you can trim down your favorite papers from the kit to layer behind your photo with the tag. Have fun coordinating them to your photo, and letting different layers peek out randomly. Print your journaling and add the Pinkfresh Studio Glitter Word Stickers for the title.

 

 

 

 

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Next, you can add the asterisk shapes from the Glitter Word Sticker pack, and enamel dots and ink splatters as your final embellishments. Layer it up and have fun!

 

 

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June cut file used to create a paper stencil for texture paste.

 

 

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Supplies: The gorgeous “La Dolce Vita” Clique Kits June 2016 Kit, and exclusive cut files from the Clique Kits “Monthly Downloads” section designed by Just Nick Studio exclusively for us!

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today!! Happy crafting!

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Study Hall: OXOXO

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Hello Clique Kits friends! Leigh here, with a layout focusing on an easy technique, to highlight how we can use the shapes on patterned papers to bring emphasis to our scrapbook page’s theme. We can think about what story we want to tell about a photo, and that can lead us to a theme for our page. In this instance, The March cut file with the painterly circles, reminded me of  frosting on the top of cupcakes. I had a photo of my daughter to scrapbook about a day we visited “Sprinkles” cupcakes!

 

 

 

 

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Here is the cut file used on this page. Love the circles, and the fact that they look painted! Reminds me of cupcake frosting- at least when I frost cupcakes! This was the starting point of the design and led to the idea to use a portion of this cut file as a stencil to add gloss gel that would resemble frosting. I kept the farthest three rows on the right to use on this page, and used the other side as a stencil. Simply add gloss gel or Whipped Spackle, colored with gelatos that match your papers. You could skip the mixing and just use heavy bodied acrylic paint from the Mixed Media section of the Clique Kits Store, to add through the cut file stencil. Pick a few of the circles and frost away!

 

 

 

 

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Close up of the gloss gel that I sprinkled with shaped glitter. Looks like a cupcake to me!

 

 

 

 

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This is where the shapes in your patterned paper connect to the theme of your page. The far right exclusive paper, designed for Clique Kits, was perfect to resemble wonky circles and sprinkles! The patterned papers in this month’s kit have an artsy modern vibe , and are perfect for reinforcing the theme! Simply back all of your circles with a variety of different patterns in large and small scales. So fun!

 

 

 

 

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Once the circles are filled, then work on the photo section of your layout. I chose a few of the cut apart cards from the Goldie collection in this month’s kit. Layer them behind your photo, then add a vellum pocket with a tag for more journaling. Choose some adorable embellishments from this month’s kit to add to the top left with a bow tie clip.

 

 

 

 

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Then add the title directly underneath the photo, and a label from the exclusive die cut pack for some of your journaling and date. The Maggie Holmes sequin shapes pack from last month (February) was added to create the title. Flair from last month as well.

 

 

12733602_10205531807949835_3250930389977660588_nI can’t wait to see what you guys create with this amazing kit! Seriously, amazing! Have fun!

 

 

 

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Geek Lab: Traditions Layout

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Hello Clique Kits friends! Leigh here, with a layout using the “Clique Into December” Limited Edition Kit! The tools used on this layout are a simple square punch, and a star punch.

 

 

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For this grid layout, you can use a 2 and 1/8th inch square punch to make quick work of creating the 9 squares. Then, printing your photos out at 2 inches, leaves a 1/16th inch border and makes a nice mat for your photos.

 

 

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The whole basis for this layout started with a little idea that popped into my head; using the tinsel in this kit to layer behind the punched star. It created a little puffy looking embellishment, and inspired me to create the  rest of the squares! It was so much fun to pick out the little die cut pieces from the MANY full packs of Pinkfresh Studio embellishments in this kit!

 

 

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I machine stitched around all the squares containing stars for continuity. You can have fun adding different punched stars either on top of, or below the squares, to give added interest and texture.

 

 

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Added the die cut frame, included in the Pinkfresh Studio Card Stock Die Cut pack, behind the top left photo.

 

 

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Supplies: “Clique Into December” Limited Edition Kit , which is currently sold out but there are lots of Holiday goodies still in the shop!

 

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


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Locker Room: Noel Layout

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Hello Clique Kits Friends! Leigh here, with a tutorial, and a process video for this layout using the “Clique Into December” Limited Edition Kit. Totally loving this amazing kit that is packed full of goodies!

 

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This “Noel” layout started with the idea of wrapping chipboard letters with yarn. I didn’t have any in the right size or font, so I used the backing chipboard sheet that came with the American Crafts Pow Glitter paper from this kit.

 

 

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Simply cut out a font from my computer (Myriad Pro) six times.

 

 

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Ran each letter through my Xyron machine to quickly give an even edge to edge adhesive, and stacked them.

 

 

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Close up of the yarn wrapped letters, and the embellishment cluster on the bottom left of the page.

 

 

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Used the Pinkfresh Studio puffy sticker stars, punched stars, and hand stitching on the top right of the layout to create this embellishment cluster.

 

 

Here is a step by step process video showing every step in making this layout.

 

 

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Supplies: “Clique Into December” Kit from the Clique Kits Store!

 

 

Thank you for joining us! Happy Holidays!!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann

 


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Yearbook: Double Pocket Page Layout

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Hello Clique Friends!! Leigh here, to share a Pocket Page Layout from my main album! Love these exclusive cards from the Clique Into December Kit!!  All the cards below, except the white 3×4 cards, are from this kit!

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These cards were so easy to work with! They coordinate perfectly with the Pinkfresh Studio embellishments from this kit. So I just added my photos and printed some journaling on the title card for a super quick layout!

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I have a little video tutorial for you, showing you how to create the pocket page window card above. I got the idea because I wanted to highlight the acrylic embellishments in this kit.

LOdynski_Dec15_ProjectLifeSneakFor this quick pocket card, you can add a die cut and stitch on one of the die cut phrases included in the Pinkfresh Studio Card Stock Die Cut pack.

Super clean and simple!

 

Watch the short, three minute tutorial in the above You-tube video!

 

Thank you for joining us today!

Dec_15CKHolidaysKit1.jpgSupplies: Clique Into December Kit from Clique Kits, look at all the pretty stuff in this kit! You can get your kit here: Clique Into December Kit

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