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Clique Cards – Holiday Edition

Hello Clique friends!

Marcia here today with some festive holiday cards that I created with the Clique Cards Holiday Edition kit. Unfortunately, this kit is sold out already, but some items may be available for purchase individually in the Clique Store. Be sure to check it out. This kit featured Photoplay’s Dear Santa line as well as beautiful specialty paper by Pretty Little Studio. Of course it had coordinating embellishments and an EXCLUSIVE stamp designed just for this kit by Honey Bee Stamps! Along with our exclusive Flair and Cut Files. Here is a peek of the kit …


Ok, so do you want to see some cards? This first one is a 6×6 card using a digital cut file from With the Dear Santa collection I just had to create a Santa card.


A sticker popped up on foam squares makes for an easy card sentiment.


I love box cards, so my second card had to be a box card. This is also a digital cut file from I used that sparkling silver paper in the kit and it added the perfect elegant touch.



The paperclip tree, tinsel bow, stickers and wood veneers are all part of the Card Kit.



What is so cool about these box cards is that they fold flat so you can mail them!


I have one last card to share with you. This one was created using the exclusive stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps that was included with the Holiday Card kit. What I love about the set is that you could use this for much more than Christmas …. maybe even Valentines Day?


The seam binding in the kit makes for the most gorgeous bows!



Be sure to check out the Clique Store for all your Holiday crafting needs. Thanks for stopping by.



Designer in the Spotlight – Michelle Coleman

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Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am super excited to be sharing this months Designer in the Spotlight!  This month we came out with two Holiday Kits each featuring a different collection.  Our very popular card kit featured the Dear Santa collection from the new and fabulous company Photo Play Paper!


The designer behind this collection is this months Designer in the Spotlight!  I fell in love with this collection when it was released by Photo Play Paper and I just new we had to feature it in our Holiday Card kit!  It is so classic and beautiful and the patterns are to die for!  Everyone please say hello to this months Designer in the Spotlight Michelle Coleman!


1. Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

I usually start with a theme or a basic idea/direction in my head then I pull colors for the line. I find inspiration for my work practically everywhere; Clothing, fabrics, print media, Pinterest, my favorite places to shop, etc. My brain is constantly filling away new ideas and color combinations to work with. Then I sit down and just dive in, I draw, create patterns, doodle, paint and just play until I get the feeling I want to have for the line.

2. Where and when are you most creative?

I work play from home in my studio and I have my 4 year old son with me most of the time. I’ve learned how to be creative at the drop of a hat. As soon as I get to sit down in my chair for more than ten minutes, I am pretty much able to turn it on and GO. If I do find myself stuck on a project, I have quite a few techniques to get the ideas flowing. Creating is my passion and I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to be creative every single day.

3. What are some of your must have supplies?

• My Mac, it’s almost like a member of the family; it’s trusty and holds all my secrets 😉

• Adobe Illustrator; if my mac is a family member, illustrator is like my best friend.

• My Spotify playlists; the perfect way for me to get out of my head and into my art.

• My Wacom tablet; 95% of all my artwork is drawn on my tablet straight to my computer.

• My camera, crucial tool in taking photos for textures or an adorable pattern on a dress I want to try out on my next line.

4. Who are some of your influences?

I’m very influenced by my favorite places to shop; Target, H&M, Anthropologie, Urban Outfiters. I also LOVE finding inspiration in home decor, fashion and print magazines

5. 3 things people probably do not know about you.

1) I am completely self taught in design and illustration, the only art class I have ever taken was 7th grade art. AND, my teacher told me I would never be an artist because I didn’t know how to shade properly. Ha Ha, take that Mrs. Jenkins.

2) As much as I LOVE designing, writing is my other passion. I am working on a children’s book that I am writing and illustrating. And someday, when my children are all grown and I can find more quiet time during the day I plan to start writing my first novel.

3) I am a light worker, energy healer; a reiki master. I am very connected to spirit and the flow of energy. This assists me enormously in my work and creative play

6. Favorite:

  • Book –  “The Count of Monte Cristo” By Alexandre Dumas
  • Movie –  “Edward Scissor Hands”
  • Candy –  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Drink – Salted Caramel Mochas
  • Music –  This is ever changing, currently two of my favorite songs are: The Walker by Fitz and The Tantrums Safe & Sound by Alfred Hall.
  • Color –  Every shade of blue
  • TV Show –  “The Good Wife”

7. Can you share what helps you break out of a creative slump?

I have many techniques and exercises I do to assist my creativity to easily flow. Some of my favorites are

  • Yoga
  • Connecting/meditation
  • Drawing
  • Writing
  • Playing with my kids
  • Getting outside, taking a walk, connecting to nature

The quickest way to easily get out of any slump. Jump in the car, crank up the tunes, roll down the windows and just take a drive. Notice everything; the way the sun hits the leaves on the trees, the sounds of birds, or wind, or voices. The sun peaking in and out of clouds, or the raindrops, or snowfall, or whatever you experience. Notice it, feel gratitude for the beauty that surrounds you every day. Breathe it in and actually SEE it. Don’t forget to car dance to your favorite song! Looking silly and laughing at yourself is the perfect invitation for creativity

8. The Dear Santa collection is just so beautiful. Can you tell us what inspired you when creating this collection?

I was very fortunate on this collection to work with an amazing creative director, Jody Hunt. His vision was pivotal in the creation of this line. It was inspired by Christmas Classics. Easy to use fabrics and patterns pulling from vintage and modern designs. It all started with the perfect Santa. He’s one of my favorite pieces in this line!

9. Have you always had a love for design?

Yes! In high school I focused my intentions on interior design and fashion/window displays. It wasn’t until after my children were born that I ‘fell’ into scrapbooking and started creating my own designs and patterns to use in my layouts. My love for creating had a snowball effect, 12+ years later and I am still going strong. I’ve had the privilege of designing for many companies in the industry; American Crafts, Crate Paper, Craft Smith, DCWV, Echo Park, Fancy Pants Designs, Michaels, Paper House, Photoplay Paper, Prima, Simple Stories, We R, & Walmart.

10. Can you share where else we can find your work?

Besides the previously mentioned companies, I run a digital website where I sell my designs and post my layouts. Little Dreamer Designs You can also find me on Facebook|Pinterest|Instagram

11. How would you describe your style?

I love playing and creating in many different styles. I would say that my designs tend to fall into playful, whimsical, and slightly vintage designs. I adore texture, and layering and painting in my collections, but I also love creating modern collections with cleaner lines. I love throwing out the rule books and adding in unexpected elements that add personality and life.

Michelle thank you so much for taking the time to be our Designer in the Spotlight!  Be on the look out for Michelle’s new designs in the Photo Play Paper collection Like A Girl!  We are so crushing on this collection and we can not wait to get it in the shop!


I hope you all have a wonderful day and please take a minute to check out Michelle on all her social media and also stop by the Photo Play Paper page and give them a like!


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Clique Kits October Wrap Up

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Hello everyone and welcome to the October Wrap up!  Can you believe we are already wrapping up October?  This month has gone by so quickly.  We had another great month of inspiration and fun from our subscribers and Varsity Team!  We loved seeing everyones October kit projects and I wish I could share them all here with you today!  You can always check out our Clique Pinterst Board and Varsity Team boards for a ton of inspiration!  If you are a subscriber and have not received and invite to pin to the Clique board please email to be added!  We love our subscribers so we want to highlight your work on our boards and social media as well!  Our community is growing and we are so grateful for you all!  We love all the interaction in the Clique Facebook group and we love that we have members from all over the world!  We have some great things coming up for 2016 and we can not wait to share it with you all!  Our subscribers and followers mean so much to us and we truly appreciate each and everyone of you!

This month our kit featured the Happy Things collection from Pinkfresh Studio!  This collection was so fun, fresh and trendy we really loved all the fun elements in this collection!


Here are a few favorites from our Varsity Team and our Clique Subscribers!







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This month we also had a fabulous Guest Designer Melissa Goble using the October kit and Norine Boyrs using our Flutter Card kit!  Wow you ladies really did an amazing job!





We still have some of our Clique Cards kits featuring the Fancy Pants Designs Flutter collection!  Right now you can use the code Aloha25 to get 25% off at checkout!  This card kit is amazing and comes with a full stamp set from Wildflower+Co!


We are excited to be bringing you two holiday kits this year!  Both of these kits are perfect for any type of paper crafting and we know you are going to love them both!

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Both of these kits are availabe in the Clique Kits shop now!  These will be shipping to subscribers with their November kits and shipping to the public around the 2nd week in November!  Stay tuned for more photos and inspiration from these kits and if you have not grabbed one yet head on over to the shop HERE!  We would love to have you Clique Into December with us!

Thank so much for another great month!  We are excited to see what November brings and we can not wait to get November kits in your hands!  For everyone celebrating Halloween today please have a safe and Happy Halloween and remember our Clique Kits Halloween pop up store still has some fun goodies for you!




Autumn Day Collection from Photo Play Paper


Hello everyone!  Erica here with you today to share a new company and their new collections with you today!  We love new companies and helping support any small new business makes us very happy!  Photo Play Paper is a new scrapbooking company that just released two new collections Autumn Day and Dear Santa.

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We currently have the Autumn Day collection in the Clique Kits shop and once it arrived I could not wait to dive in and start creating!  Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love the colors, images and patterns in this collection!  I took a photo last fall when the leaves were just starting to fall!  I was at the park scouting out areas to shoot some upcoming family photos and feeling very grateful and blessed.  I wanted to capture a photo of my feet on the ground to remember this moment in time.


The paper I pulled for my background was perfect to add some watercolors in matching colors!  Of coarse I used the packaging technique and also added some ink spatters!

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Adding lots of layers is what I love so the Autumn Day 6×6 paper pad was perfect for this!  I also pulled in some items from previous add ons like the wood veneer leaves, gold enamel dots and hearts!


I love the element sticker and alpha sheet that you can pick up in the Clique Kits shop!  The alpha sheet includes 3 different size alphas in different colors and fonts!


This collection has been selling very well in the shop and I can not wait to see what everyone creates with it!  I think some great fall cards are next on my to do list with this collection!  Now as of right now we do not have the Dear Santa collection in the shop….but stay tuned because you may be seeing it very soon in something special;)  Head on over to the shop and check out the full collection of Autumn Day and please make sure to check them out on Facebook!  I hope you all enjoyed my layout today and enjoy the rest of your day!

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