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Art Studio: Happy Moments

Hello scrappers. I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this layout with you.  When I started creating this layout, I had no idea what I was going to do. The one thing I was sure of, is that I wanted to use lots of patterned paper. The papers in this months’ kit are so pretty. Wouldn’t you agree. It’s hard not to use them all. LOL I even cut the branding strips from the papers and used them as a fun border for my layout on the left-side of the layout.

I’ve had an acrylic frame in my stash for some time now and after watching Finnabair share the new Metallique Paints, I was inspired to use some of the Metallique paints from my stash. I painted the frame using the Deep Waters and Blue-Gold paints. SOOOOO Pretty! I love how vibrant these paints are.

I fussy cut the flowers from the floral paper and added buttons and jewels from my stash to the center of the flowers to add more texture to the flowers. I used foam squares to adhere them to the layout.

Here is a closer look at the branding strips used on this layout.

I fussy cut the butterfly from one of the patterned papers to use as a die cut for the bottom right-side of my layout.

Thank you for visiting today!


Art Studio: Let’s Get Misty

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Hello friends,

Melissa here with you today and I’ve got a fun post for Art Studio. Of course, it involves inking and such and I’m also using the awesome specialty papers from Kaisercraft that are in the May Sorbet kit. (Psst… this kit is so beautiful and packed full of awesome product. RUN to store and get it!)

For this post, I wanted to showcase the Wildflower Spot Varnish Floral paper. I cut it down to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ size and selected two sheets. Mostly, because I do enjoy making a couple of cards at once and, because I wanted to just give you a couple of ideas on how to use these papers.

First, I grabbed my favorite mists which are the Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists. Love the colors! I also am throwing in some gold mist from Jen Hadfield.


Instead of spraying it on the cards, I used a paintbrush to spread it on. Then, I did a little mist with the gold.


Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Then, it was time to dive into the kit and use up the beautiful papers to create some cards. For the first card, I wanted to use the awesome washi tape strips from Pretty Little Studio. I thought to wrap them in a diagonal across the bottom half of the card. They were longer and it was easy just to wrap them all the way around since I would be adhering the floral paper down to my card base.

After that, I added all the goodies to complete my card and, here is the final look for this first one:


I love how you can still see the pretty floral paper through the tape. So cool!

Alright, now on to the second card!


For this one, I wanted to combine some of the papers and show that, because they contain so much white space and calmness, they are perfect to combine on a card. No overwhelming colors and patterns. It really does end up being a breath of fresh air!

Here is the final look after everything was placed just so and a cute little cluster of embellishments was added:


Isn’t that all sorts of happy??? I really wanted to use the Thickers on this card and, sometimes that gets hard with the smaller scale of the card. However, due to the beautiful, calm nature of the papers, I love how the gold just pops off and shines! Someone will truly feel happy with this shiny card, hey???

Here are some close ups of these two cards:

Thank you so much for joining me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with another post using this awesome kit! To close, how about I just show you another pic of the May Sorbet Kit, huh? You might just need to have an opportunity to drool over it before you run to the shop to get one of your own. 🙂


And just to help ease your scrolling fingers, I include another link to the kit right HERE.

Until to tomorrow!



I’ll Keep You Wild | Stephanie


Hey friends! Stephanie Gold here again with an Art Studio post for you.


To create this layout I started by printing a black and white photo onto computer paper. The reason is so I could have a matte finish as well as be able to write my journaling directly onto the photo.


I cut my title from Silhouette Studio and left the interior pieces in the “P” “O” and “D.” Then I used one of this month’s cut files from the CK shop to cut out the floral frame. I used scissors to cut it into four main parts so I could reattach it all in more of a rectangular shape.


I accented my photo with vellum, washi tape, a doily (cut apart), and paint splatters. I really wanted a simple layout so I kept my color scheme at Pink, Black, and White. The quote I used for my photo is from Ariana and it says, “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” I’m obsessed with it… it’s like my heart just erupted into words. 🙂



That’s it for me today! I will see you all again soon! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie



Charm | Stephanie

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Hey everyone! Stephanie Gold here with an Art Studio post! Today I’m sharing a layout where I painted with gold paint right over top of a pattern paper.


I used a very small amount of Basics Gold acrylic paint and created a focal point in the center of my page. It never looks very gold when it’s wet but when it dries it gets a great gold shine. 🙂


Once dry, I used the gold area to create my layout. I layered multiple papers and cut apart tags from the February Kit Bee You. I added a couple Rub On butterflies to the white tags and used them for journaling and date marking.


I used some of the ephemera and the adorable and unique triangle enamel dots to embellish my layout. And finally I finished it off with a bit of watered down gold acrylic paint splatters.


The title of my page was drawn from those sweet charming faces my kiddos were giving me in the photos. ❤


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week – much love! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Art Studio: Recycling Old Alphas


Hello there! It’s Caroli here and today I want to share my last project of this month using the fabulous kit RASKOG, filled with beautiful Life Noted collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

Today I want to show you a simple way of embellish your projects and use your stash. It happens to me very often that I ran out of some specific letters on alphas and then I don’t know what to do with them, because I can’t write anything with a lot of letters x, w and q!

This time, I decided to create a layer with those remaining alphas, so as to give volume and texture to my layout.

First, I cut a piece of thin cardboard and placed all my remaining letters as close as possible, then I used some acrylic paint and painted everything.



I recommend to paint two thin coats so that the color will be uniform and flawless. Once the paint was dry I cut the cardboard in squares and used them for creating layers in a grid design layout, here you can see the result:


As you can see, the composition of my layout gains a lot when using the painted-alpha layer 🙂 Here some close-ups, I love the result of this!



In this layout I used a lot the exclusive Cut Aparts included on my kit, love the designs, they perfectly match the patterns of Life Noted collection.

I hope you like this simple idea, it’s a good way of giving good use to some stuff from our stash and make room for future kits from Clique Kits 😉  Have a lovely day!



Art Studio : Half Painted Alpha


Hello everyone! Caroli here, and today I want to show you this simple trick in order to create interesting titles for your projects.

I’ve seen so many half colored alphas in the market these days, they are so pretty and give a fresh and modern look to any project, but sometimes they don’t come in the specific color I need, so I thought it would be good to make some letters myself in the color and font I need.

For this you will only need some thin cardboard (I used 280 grs. thick white cardboard), an alpha die, diecuting machine and paint of the color you prefer.


The first thing we’ll need to do is cutting the letters uwing the diecut machine and alpha die. I used this metallic die by MFT and my Cuttlebug for this purpose.  Once you have the letter ready you just need to paint the lower part of them, yes, as simple as that! 🙂

This is how my letter came out, super simple and awesome result, isn’t it?!


I used my letters to make this simple layout, love the half painted look and how I got to use a paint color that perfectly fits the palette of my project.


Here are some closeups of the layout, I love the result! 🙂

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I hope you liked this idea and put it into practice next time you need a special title for your project. Thank you for your visit and have a nice day 🙂



Paste and Splotches

Hello there again!  I’ve got a layered process for you to try!

 It’s simple and I’ll show you 😉

I chose a pattern paper that would contrast nicely with the his face. Then I mixed some light molding paste and these three acrylic paints to match the tealish color from the photo. I eyeballed it and ended up adding more green than I expected.

I then splotched, in no particular way, on a 12 x 12 paper.  While they both were drying, I assembled the rest of the papers. and die cuts.

I used the instax looking page from the kit and cut out some rectangle pattern pieces and frames.  Then I cut from the molding paste paper, the same type of shape and attached all of those to the heart acetate from Bella Blvd.

I couldn’t wait to use this mirrored camera from Colorcast Designs. I found that adding the acetate on top of the splotches made it a nice subtle effect instead of harsh.

And that molding paste was the perfect shade of tealish and added some texture to the project.

Thanks for joining me today for this fun, quick layout!




Art Studio: LOVE


Hi everyone. I LOVE Amy Tangerine’s “Finder’s Keeper’s” collection. The patterns and colors are so HAPPY. I just love it. I’ve had this collection on my desk for a few weeks, waiting for the right photo to show up so I could scrap it with this gorgeous collection.

I had my sister snap this photo of the three of us on Thanksgiving. Initially, Edward was in a Minecrafts sweatshirt and pants, but mom bribed Edward with M&M’s if he’d change for the picture. She has been bribing him with M&M’s since he was old enough to eat. HAHA. How come bribes work from grandma, but not me?

If you love this collection as much as I do, feel free to visit the Clique Kit’s Shop. There are a few left for purchase. Click here. I am a sucker for die cuts and tags so naturally, I used several pieces on this layout. Once I was finished with the layout, I realized that I wanted a blue background, rather than a yellow so I changed it. Also, I wanted a different color thicker so I painted mine! I decided to keep the paint a little light so that it would show a little white for a distressed look.

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Thanks for stopping by today!



Art Studio:Playing with templates

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Hello friends! Today, I have a fun layout using some goodies from the Clique Kits shop! I am in love with the fun paper packs by Becky Higgins. I decided to combine both paper packs, “Sweet Edition” and Everyday Edition” to create this fun layout. The bobby pin patterned paper is so neat!

I decided to play with my acrylic paint. It’s been too long. I created a fun background for my layout using a template that I have from The Crafter’s Workshop. I simply painted the template shape onto white cardstock and once it was dried, I hand-cut the patterned to use as a fun background for my photo.



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Here are a few close-ups. I decided to play with my stamps too!  If you’re a subscriber, be on the lookout for the transparency tags from Pretty Little Studio because they will be in the December kit! I cut mine in half so that I could tuck them behind my photo on both sides of the photo.




Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. We really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day.



Art Studio: Wooden Stencil Anyone?


Hello Everyone! What’s your favorite item in the amazing Happy Everything April Kit?

For me, the huge wooden heart veneer is a standout, besides all the gorgeous gold in the kit. I decided to use it as a stencil for my background and to color it thereafter.

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I placed the wooden heart on a piece of white cardstock and went on to color parts of it with water color, using the wooden heart as a stencil.

Once the paint dried, some of the hearts were outlined with a grey pen before I drew a few bold brush strokes on the left side of the page and stamped some gold spots using a daubber. By this point, my lovely wooden heart veneer was a beautiful mess. So I painted it black to make it stand out on this page.

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Throw on some patterned papers, embellishments and this totally adorable photo of my little girl and I was done! A dreamy page, I think all the elements on the page is reminiscent of a kid’s world, just like how my girl fell asleep with her googles on because she insisted that she would be going swimming in her dreams and she had to keep her eyes dry!

Thanks for joining me today and do share your arty pages too!