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Locker Room – A Teeny Tiny Mini!

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Hello again!  It’s Melissa and I’m back today to share my second project (and a tutorial) with the gorgeous November Kit “Tapestry”!   A couple of years ago I was at a local church fair, and on the of the stalls was selling second hand goodies.  I couldn’t believe how blessed I was to find a little gold photo album that was only $1!  After two years of waiting for the perfect photos, I decided to use it to document apart of a road trip we took in July (our Winter).  We stopped off at a special place called Moeraki, it’s a beach and it has these amazing naturally formed boulders that are scatted on the beach and into the sea.

Here is my tiny album, and my very simple embellished cover.  I just used a piece of the Cedar Lane 6×6 paper and one of the exclusive printables, which I made into an epoxy flair.

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Of course I have to show you how chunky it is!!

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Here is a tutorial on how my mini came together with the amazing November Kit and add-ons.

  1. Gather your supplies – this is super easy because the kit is fully coordinated, and perfect!
  2. Prep3Select your photos.  I made a collage on Picmonkey.com so that my photos would be small enough for the album.
  3. Prep1Make a template with a piece of white cardstock, then hand-cut around the template (because my pages were so small I didn’t want to be measuring and cutting on my trimmer).
  4. Prep4Select a paper to use for journaling and filler pages.  I used the ledger paper from the main kit.
  5. IMG_4430Place all of papers and photos into the album in the order you want them.  This sets you up for quick and easy embellishing and journalling.
  6. IMG_4429Embellish and journal and the album is compete!  Below is my inside title page, which I kept very simple.  The doily is from my stash, and the mist is Heidi Swapp Colour Shine (in gold and seafoam).

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Here is the same spread from step 5 above, but completed with embellishment and journaling.

Nov Mini5I’m so happy to have this day recorded.  My 18 month old keeps wanting to look at the “book”, she seems to think it belongs to her!  To see the entire album you can watch my walkthrough video below.

Thanks so much for looking, I really appreciate it!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Melissa


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Are you a Saver?

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I’m like my mother, and like her mother and like her mother…. You get my drift, right?!

We are SAVERS!

And, of course, all the Clique Kits bits and fab paper are totally worth saving. Every last inch!  Which is why at the end of this and every kit I receive from Clique Kits, I make something special with the last few pieces left.  I hope to show you clever ways on what can be done with your extra leftover bits throughout the year!

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In this specific post I’ll walk you through my process of making a scrappy mini with the Funfetti Kit. I approach any non 12×12 scrapbook layout or pocket page with the same process laid out below.  I will list them here first and them break it down as the post continues:

  1. Shape 
  2. Theme
  3. Binding

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I first look at what the majority of the pieces shape is.  In this case, they are rectangle.  I cut or ripped each larger scrap as a base for the pages.  90% of scrapbooking paper is double sided so if you don’t like a certain b-side, paste one to it. Not only will it add stability to the book but you won’t have to work with the side you don’t like:)PicsArt_10-11-07.59.34

Then for your theme you can fly by the seat of your pants or have some structure.  I used the leftover picture that ‘didn’t make the cut’ for week-in-the-life but you are free to use vacation leftovers, sports shots or just a book on selfies.   Obviously you’ll organize pictures by what works best with each scrapbooking paper page.

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Size will definitely determine the picture you will get to use.  Don’t be afraid to cut them smaller, please.  You probably will like the picture better!  I print all my pictures in 4×6’s and sometimes those 2″ cut away leftover pieces when I make a 4×4 album make for some great shots!

After adding all the pictures, alphas, printables and extra scraps of paper each page it gets pretty sturdy.  So you’ll have to consider that when you choose your binding.

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I’m a big fan of the rings you can buy at Office whatever because you can buy a pack of different sizes in a great silver.


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Think about using ribbon, string, or brads when assembling.  You don’t always have to use plastic page protectors or a ring for binding when using an album. Also, picking up any type of album, even if it’s at the dollar store will work.

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I truly appreciate you stopping by for read and I hope to see you soon!!

XOXOXO

-Kim

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Kimberly


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I AM GOLD KIT – Minialbum in a Jar

Hello everyone! Caroli here and today I want to show you a little minialbum I made using fabulous I AM GOLD kit.

As you may know, this is a limited kit created with the objective of getting ourselves in front of the camera and into our scrapbooks. In my class I will teach you how to make a cute little minialbum from scratch, using paper and plastic covers, and I will challenge you to tell the world how gorgeous and special you are!   So are you ready?  🙂

Let’s warm up by taking a look at this project I also made using my I AM GOLD kit. One thing I loved about this kit and collection is that it tells in many way the good things about ourselves, so many pretty quotes to be used on our projects!

I decided to make this minialbum in a jar using some pics left from my main project, because yes, this project forced me to have my picture take thousand of times, and the best thing is that I liked the result. One more reason to love this kit ❤

I used a tiny jar and my Bind It All to put the minialbum together. A tag and a pair of tassels decorate the jar beautifully.

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I hope you liked this minialbum, I love the idea of keeping it inside the jar, it looks so cute! This can be a good idea to give as present too, or use it as decorative item for your house.

If you upload your own projects to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest please use the hashtags #Iamgold #CliqueintoSummer15  and don`t forget to tag us too, so that we can search for them and recognize them!

CK_VarsityTeam-Carolina


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Locker room – mini album Work it

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Hello Clique-fans! It’s Danielle here with you today from the Locker Room with a mini album. Since a couple weeks I’m doing a 12 week workout program and to have a good sight on the progress I’m making, I take pictures every two weeks and do all kinds of measurements. To keep things a little more fun, I decided to make a mini album. On every left page I write down the measurements and add the pictures on the right pages. I hope you understand that I covered the pictures up a bit, as I don’t feel the need to have pics of me in underwear on the world wide web 😉

I started making the pages by stamping on white cardstock with a 4×6 inch notebook background stamp. I’m not the best stamper in the world, so I found it easier to stamp first and then cutting the pages.

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For the cover and the pages where the photos will be placed I cut 5×3.5 inch pieces of one of the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio papers from the April Happy Everything kit and stitched around the edges before adding them to the white cardstock. I’m keeping the pages kinda clean, so not too much of embellishments. At least there are some of the Cosmo Cricket black word strips from the March kit on each page, I think they work perfect with these colors. On the cover I used the Pinkfresh Studio alpha, rub-ons and one of the ephemera pieces.

Every two weeks I take two pictures, one from the front and one from the side. With the Pic Stitch app I make them to one picture, this app has a ton of collages and works very easily! You will also notice a gap of 4 weeks in the album. In April I will be traveling, so I will skip the pictures and measurements once. Fingers crossed that I can keep up with the exercises while traveling…:-)

Work it mini album, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Work it mini album, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

CK_VarsityTeam_Danielle


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We Go Together- A Valentine’s Mini

Good Morning!  Sarah here to share a super cute mini album using the glassine bags that came in the (sold out!!)  We Go Together Kit!! This kit is jam packed full of awesome goodies! It made making this mini for my husband for Valentine’s Day quite easy!

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I just love all the adorable ephemera in the Elle’s Studio die cut pack and the wood veneer?! *sigh* LOVE!

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How cute is this little tag with the kiss rub on and the adorable little fringes that came in the kit?! That’s one of the many reasons I love Clique Kits! They always add these really amazing little touches to their kits!

 

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I cut some of the patterned paper into tags to use on the inside of my album, and I wrote bible verses about love on them 🙂 each page has a different one 🙂

 

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We go together like…Milk and Cookies! How cute is that?! 

 

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I love all the mushy sayings and phrases on the die cut pieces too!

 

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Also, how cool is that cork?! LOVE IT!

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We’re kind of goofy, I know! lol Actually, when I went to make this mini, I vowed that Chris and I would take more selfies because I had to really hunt for the ones I found here!

 

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This little typewriter is one of my fav stickers that came in the kit! I just love that it’s typing out a heart shaped I love you! So cute!

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again…wood veneer love! I can’t get enough of these!

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This was the last page. An actual professional photo! Woohoo! 😉

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I still have soooo much to play with in this kit, and I will be back in 4 days to show you more of what I’ve created!! Be sure to come back and check it out!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

CK_VarsityTeam_Sarah


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Varied Page Sizes ~ Clique into the Holidays

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Oh happy, happy first day of December!!  For many of us, holiday traditions are in full swing beginning today; Elf on the Shelf, 12 Days of Christmas, Advent, an annual Christmas tree hunt or just a good ‘ol fashion countdown to Christmas with your family!!  This season also brings us what has come to be known as the December Daily, which always seemed daunting and overwhelming to me.  It’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  I just cannot see myself documenting something for everyday.  So instead, Clique Kits has created their kit this year, Clique into the Holidays!!  This kit is truly, December your way and I love it!!  Here are some pages from my Clique into the Holidays mini album where I’ll be adding photos of us trimming the tree, baking cookies, pulling goodies out of our Advent Calendar, reading Christmas stories and more!  Here are a few close ups of the kit itself.

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And here are some of my Clique into the Holidays album pages!  One thing I love to do in my mini albums is to vary my pages sizes and shapes to add lots of visual interest and texture.  Doing this really makes a mini album interesting, interactive and chunky!  The chunkier the better when it comes to mini albums, I say.

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The majority of the supplies used in my mini album where from my Clique into the Holidays kit, which you can grab at 40% off HERE by using the code CKSANTAHOLIDAY.   Don’t let this deal slip away and start documenting YOUR December, your way!

Besides diving into my Clique into the Holidays kit, I also used the following supplies throughout my mini album:

May Arts Ribbon Gold Stars Trim

Gold Foil Doilies

White Doilies

Red Burlap String

I also created a fun Flipgram of my Clique into the Holidays mini album, which you can view on my Instagram feed by going HERE.  I’d love to see you stop over and follow me, as well as Clique Kits on Instagram HERE!!

Don’t forget today is the last day for the other Clique Kits sales also!  Check them out here!

Single Kits 50% off sale code is CKSANTAKIT

Simple Stories 60% off code is CKSSSANTA

Sitewide sale 30% off code is CKSANTA

Black Friday Sales

 

Happy December everyone!!

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Clique Into The Holidays Kick Off!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this already but.. Happy November!!  What’s happy about November you ask??!  Well, a whole lotta paper crafting goodness here at Clique Kits!  We have two fabulous Limited Edition Kits on deck in November and December on top of our fabulous November Kit ~ Homecoming.  I’m excited to kick of this month showing you what I’m creating with my Clique into the Holidays kit!  This kit is totally packed and ready for you work your creative magic with.  Clique into the Holidays is really all about YOU and however you want to document your holiday!!  Here are some shots of my kit contents spread out first.

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And now here is a peak into my Clique into the Holidays mini album, my way!  This is just the bare bones start of my December mini album.  I like to get most of my pages cut and put into my album before I start adding much else to it.  I love to stagger the page sizes and shapes throughout. It really make a mini album like this interactive, interesting and sometimes nice and chunky!!

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Alright my scrappy holiday-spirited friends, thank you so much for spending your time with me today!    I cannot wait to create much more with my Clique Into The Holidays album and all of the fabulous embellishments that go along with it.  Get ready for the Varsity Design Team to knock your woolly socks off this month with our Limited Edition Kits and November’s Kit ~ Homecoming!  It’s gonna be so awesome!! Plus we have a fabulous Designer in the Spotlight for your on November 15th!

Let’s rock out this holiday season, our way, and document the things that are special to us.  Grab your Clique into the Holidays album HERE before the sell out!  There are only a few left in stock right now.

Until next time…

Click.  Connect.  Create.

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

 

 


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Yearbook: A Hometown Mini Album

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Hi! It’s Aliza here, with my first Clique Kits blog post, so you probably don’t know me too well yet. So here are some things about me. First of all, I live in New York City. Second of all, I tend to repeat myself a lot. And third, one of the things that I often repeat in blog posts and scrapbook pages is that I love and hate living in New York. City life is great for raising kids.  We walk and ride bikes everywhere. I see the Statue of Liberty on my way to work. It’s New York City! But, oh, how I miss trees and open space and air and solitude.

As soon as I saw that Kelly Purkey’s line would be in this month’s kit, I knew exactly what I would do with it, before it was even in my hands. This summer, I was able to participate in Big Picture Classes’ iPhone Photography class. When I first saw everyone else’s photos, my heart hurt a little bit as they shared photos of big open spaces, and so. much. nature. But, then I became determined to use the opportunity to find beauty and love for New York city again.  Seriously, looking at the world through a camera lens can change everything. I was pretty happy with how some of my photos turned out, so I used this kit to compile my favorites into a mini album.

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I wanted to keep my album pretty simple, so I used just a few embellishments and letter stickers from the kit to express a general reminder to look around and find beauty.

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 Taking photos is a great way to look at your usual surroundings with fresh eyes. And mini albums are a great way to collect some photos that you love, just because.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

CK_VarsityTeam-Aliza