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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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Geek Lab: Negative Space & Sewing Machine

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Hello everyone! Caroli here and today I want to talk about my fave tool so far: sewing machine! I love the pretty touch of sewing machine on my layouts, and if you add some negative space to the recipe, then it looks like a perfect combo to me 🙂

In order to make this layout I cut the word “six” from my cardstock using my Cricut machine and then placed some pretty paper behind to fill the negative space. Once the paper was adhered I used my sewing machine around each letter and voilá, that’s the effect I love

 

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In case you are not an expert sewing with a machine I suggest you to do it slowly, so the line will come out neat.

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Do you see that gorgeous geometric heart? It was actually a clearly bold card from WRMK, included on the kit, which I cut and transformed into the main embellishment of my layout.

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As you can see, I used pics of me and my little girl at same age, six years old, thus the title on the left 🙂

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I hope you like this idea and give it a try 🙂 Have a lovely day!

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