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Field Notes | My Travel Journal

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Hello Clique Kits Friends!!

Nathalie back with you today!   We are still unpacking our bags after a month long vacation in Ecuador.  The 5 week break from scrapbooking was hard for me (as i do it on a regular -almost  daily- basis),  but space was limited on the bags.  So instead i opted to bring with me my personal journal (aka TN), lots of stamps, watercolor palettes, stickers, and a pieces of the many different past Clique Kits.  Today i want to share with you some of the entries created while on vacation.

 

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Every time there are small pieces of paper left  from any particular kit, i tend to trim them to fit into my TN, and store them back in the kit’s bag so i can always use it with the coordinated embellishments.   This is the case for one of the entries of my journal.  I had prepped the pages, before hand, by gluing the last piece of the “Pint Size Fun” paper from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection  featured in the PLAY kit to one of the TN’s pages.

 

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I took all the alphas, and embellishments from the PLAY kit with me, so it was easy to add the details to the page while on the air.  To create the title, I simply aligned the alphas to the bottom of the page, and added a few die cuts to balance the spread.

 

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One of the best things I packed for the trip was the HP Sprocket (best travelling photo printer!!!), so i was able to obtain prints on the spot, and use them on my TN.   For this picture, I layered the exclusive printables from the PLAY kit behind the picture, and added embellishments in a small cluster.  The Altenew stamp (which i picked up at the Clique Kits Store) came in handy to add the small detail on the picture.  The sentiment was typed with my grandfather’s type writer -which he has happily handed down to me, and is now living on my desk!!!!-  Here is final layout:

 

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Love the final look of this page!  It is clean and simple, and was an ease to put together (though the sentiment came together upon arrival in Ecuador).

 

This next entry was created with the Clique Kits Spring Card kit (which I picked up on one of the Store sales), and a large photo .

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After enlarging the picture to fit into a letter size page, I trimmed it and glued it to the TN spread (Yes, I packed photo paper with me, and used my cousin’s printer!).  I picked a photo with lots of white space on it, so i can easily embellish onto the picture.

 

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All the MME embellishments included in the Spring Card kit happen to match the colors of some of the exclusive printables in the POOL PARTY  TN kit (which i purchase to take with me on the trip!) so it was easy to combine them to create clusters at the corners of the picture.  This spread was all about the picture, so a little embellishing went a long way.  Here is the final spread:

 

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What can I say!.  Love how easy this came together with a few pieces from some past Clique Kits.  Sometimes it pays to rework your paper scraps into new projects, as well as to mix pieces from different kits to come with a new one that fits your needs.   If you would like to check these kits remember some of them are still available at the Clique Kits Store (take advantage of the July sale happening at the moment!!).  All the kits are beautiful and oh so versatile!.

 

I will be back to show you more of the entries of my travel journals,  but remember you can always contact me with any questions you might have on how this came together.

 

See you all soon!

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Field Notes – Colorful and fun

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Hello Clique friends. I’m back today to share a couple of spreads in my traveler’s notebook. The super fun March Play kit was perfect to give my pages lots of color and a happy vibe.

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For my first spread, I decided to use a couple of pictures of my daughter playing in the snow.

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I always start by covering the pages with cardstock, as it makes them thicker and more difficult to tear. I picked white for the left side and patterned paper from the Little by little collection for the right side. I then fussy cut two of the wreaths out of the Clever Little Fox paper to use them as a base for my photos.

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My second spread took a little bit more time as I decided to add some stitching to it.

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One of the patterned papers in the kit has several words in different colors that I absolutely love. I picked the ‘heart’ one, as the color matched my daughter’s shirt in the picture. I glued the letters onto the polka dot patterned paper and stitched around them using the same color thread. The texture it adds is what I was going for. I completed the page with some ephemera pieces.

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For the right side of the spread, I went for a simple look and only used a few embellishments that matched the colors on the opposite side.

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I hope you felt inspired today to use the beautiful March Play kit in your traveler’s notebook. The Clique store has a lot of supplies to make your spreads come together quickly and beautifully. I can’t say enough how amazing the kits are each month. They are very versatile and can be used for a variety of projects.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Enza


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Yearbook | Trio

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Hello!

Today, I am very happy to show you a new layout made with the Play Kit (March kit), that you can buy in the store here. I am totally in love with the bold colours of this kit and I am sure you are too. Don’t forget you can even add some products matching this kit offered in the store.

I love the different die cuts from Shimelle! They add a funny touch to any layout.
And some of them allow to add beautiful journaling spots to your layout. I’ve decided to show you how to use one of them to create an original journaling.

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As you can see, I’ve used the little blue typewriter to highlight my journaling. I’ve written my journaling with the computer using the Traveling Typewriter font. It’s important to write the journaling on a narrow piece of paper, as this is the detail that creates the wow effect.

As you may already know, The Cut Shoppe is our sponsor for the March challenge, and I’ve decided to use a cut file for this occasion. Look at the effect on the background! Love that!

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I also love the Play kit because it can be used for lots of different colour combos. Mine is yellow, navy blue and blue. It was mainly chosen because I used the Bear Hug Paper from the Little by Little Collection of Shimelle.

As I only used the right part, it gave me the colour direction of this layout.

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Here is a better look on some parts of my layout. Enjoy!

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And I have to say I am a little bit sad today, because this is my last blog post on the Clique Kits blog, as I have to leave the team for personal reasons. I want to thank you all the team, Erica, Nicole and Gia for this wonderful experience over the last month!
As the CK kits are full of products, I have lots of products left from past kits, so be sure you will see some other layouts from me made with them!

Have a wonderful day!

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Traveler’s Notes: My Journal

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Hello there!,

Hope you all are doing well.  Today  i am bringing you a few entries of my personal journal (aka my Traveler’s notebook).

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This month’s PLAY kit was ideal for documenting  my every day happenings.  The kit is so well put together, it makes is so easy to work with.

 

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For my first entry (as you all know by now, we have a new member in our family), I used the  PLAY kit to create an entry of the first picture of my cousin holding his baby.  For this i started by using Crate Paper’s Oasis collection stamp, that i picked up in the Clique Store and has sold out-  with some archival black ink.  I simply drew some slanted lines with a 2h pencil on one side of the spread, and stamped the word HELLO along the line.   Once i was about to finish stamping  the page, I simply switched the letters to read BABY, and the color of the ink, and finished stamping the page. There is also a bit of shimmering watercolor in some of the words.

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For the opposite side, i simply cut a piece of paper from the kit to match the angle of the stamped words, and placed the picture in the middle of the page.  All the embellishments come from the PLAY kit, and from the Clique Store (there you can always find paper supplies to complement their kits).

 

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The next entry i am sharing shows just how versatile the PLAY kit can be.   A few weeks ago, it snowed heavily here in Toronto; that means play time for my kids and the littles.

 

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I dug into my stash, and pulled this spotted vellum that reminded me of snow falling.  Using the Very Merry cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the snow flake was cut;  a simple font was used to cut the word snow.   The paper was then trimmed to fit in the insert, and a half an inch was added to the left side of the page.  The word JOY was formed with the Shimelle’s Little by Little collection foam thickers  -available in the Clique Store-.

 

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I folded the extra half inch of the vellum, and glued it under the large picture of my niece and nephew walking in the snow.   The  opposite side of the page was created by using the b side of one of the papers in the PLAY kit (the dots continue the theme of the spread).   I pulled my type writer to add the journal in one of the  pieces from the ephemera pack included in the kit, and glue them to the page.  Here is a quick look at the picture  behind the vellum.

 

 

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one of the CK exclusive printables was perfect to complete this spread.

 

Thanks for stopping by today,  I hope this inspires you to check the  new Traveler’s Notebook kits that are available in the  Clique store.   I have journaled my entire life, but love the format of the TN, and Clique Kits monthly kits make it so easy to add my daily entries.   Remember to always check the Clique Store, there is always new items in the shelves that quickly sell out (just like the stamp used in this  spread).

Remember you can always reach me if you have any questions on how this came together.

Til next time!

 

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The Finishing Touch {Locker Room}

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Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a couple cards using the awesome March Kit – Play. For this post, I’ve got a Cards with Melissa video for you. In this video, I’m taking two cards and showing you how to add the finishing touches with embellishments.

Specifically, I’m using the enamel dots and wood buttons that you can find, as add-ons, in the shop with the March kit.

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Aren’t those buttons adorable?

For this first card, in the video, I’ll be showing you a card that I’ve already placed the papers, and even a couple of die cuts. But, it was missing something. I’ll show you the thought process to how I chose the buttons, and triangle enamel dots, and even get into the detail of why I chose to place them in the direction that I did.

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For this second card, I’m showing you how simple embellishments, like the enamel dots and wood button, really do help ground and add that perfect finishing touch.

Are you ready for the video? Enjoy!

Here are the two cards in their full glory.

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Thanks for joining me today!

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Art Studio: Beautiful Boy

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Hello Crafty friends,

Nathalie here, with a new project using the colorful and so beautiful March kit, “PLAY”.   This  kit features Shimelle’s new collection, “Little by Little”, and it was perfect to document a  new member of our family.

 

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I am the firstborn grandchild in our family.   My sister and I loved playing house, the only difference is that our dolls were real life babies, our cousins (who are at most 9 years younger than us).  Now my babies are having babies of their own, and i get to enjoy it all once again.   This project was created for the newest addition to our family, baby TADEO.

Here is small video on how the page came together,  please enjoy:

 

 

For this layout, I wanted  to recreate a sky where i can nestle the baby’s picture in the clouds.  It all started by  wetting the part of the card stock where the mixed media was located ( I am using Bazzill heavy weight Marshmallow 12x 12 in, so there was no need to gesso the page).  Next, using a brush add some water droplets to the page.  Then load a round brush with the color you want to use, and add drops of the paint to the page ( for this project Prima watercolors were used).  Using the same brush gently join the water and paint drops together, allowing the color to mix, and flow on the  page.  Since the papers in the PLAY kit have some teal on them, some drops of teal ink were also added in the same fashion as the watercolor.

 

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The clouds were created using the Happy Clouds cut file from The Cut Shoppe.   The empty spaces were backed with some of Shimelle’s “Little by Little” collection featured in this month’s PLAY kit.  To add softness to some of the clouds, they were backed using vellum.  In addition, a little bit of hand stitching to some of the images helps to add texture to this project.

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Once the picture was attached, clusters of ephemera from the PLAY kit, and the kits add ons -available at the Clique market – were created around it.   The title of this project was formed using the alphas included in the kit, and the foam thickers from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection available at the Clique store.   Finally, a few lines of journal, and a few small details  complete this layout:

 

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I love the feeling of serenity and cheerfulness in this layout.  The PLAY kit is just so beautiful, and all the playful colors in the papers are perfect to document all types of memories.  If you want to see details on what is included in the kit, just visit Clique Kits, and while there don’t forget to check what the ladies are stocking in the Clique Store shelves.  Remember you can use the DT’s codes to obtain a discount at checkout.

 

As always let me know if you have a question on how this came together;  I am just a comment away.

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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Geek Lab | One + One

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Hi Clique Kits fans,

I am very happy to be here with you today, to show you a fun way to customize the wood embellishment (one + one = us), that you can find in the March kit (Play kit)
available in the shop.

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As you can see, I’ve tried to create the same effect than in the letters from the kit.
I’ve painted half the letters with a new product from Aladine: the Izink 3D Texture Paste.
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It’s a kind of light coloured texture paste, very easy to apply.
To obtain this effect, I’ve used washi tape as masking tape. I did not have any more masking tape, but that may be better to use masking tape than you favorite washi tape, except if you want to leave the washi on the letters.
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Then, I’ve applied my texture paste directly on the wood with my finger. The best is to follow the lines of the wood, and the embellishment is perfect for that.
Let the texture paste dry at least 10 minutes. Then take off the washi tape and enjoy!
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I absolutely love the result!!

Then, this wood embellishment can be used in your layout.
Here are some close ups for you to see the details.
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Have a great day and don’t hesitate if you have some questions.
Magali