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Mood Board: July 2017

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Hello everyone. It is time for another kit reveal. I’m so excited to introduce you to our July Kit: Pool Party!

Clique Kits July 2017 Logo

We hope you find this kit splashin’! Now lets set the mood.

Clique Kits July Mood Board

I love how fresh this mood board is. What are your favorite elements you see above?

Now how about some sneak peeks? Here is a few images from our July Main Kit.

Of course you can’t leave without seeing some images of our July Travelers Notebook Kit.

To inquire about subscriptions, please email us at info@cliquekits.com.

There you have it!

Kit Reveal Day: Don’t forget to join us for the full reveal on Wednesday, June 21. I will be doing an unboxing of the kits LIVE Facebook video (you can always watch later if you don’t join in live).

Thank you for joining me today!

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Geek Lab: Shine Like The Stars

Hello, everyone!

Donna here with another layout I created using the June kit “Aquarelle” featuring the gorgeous collection Wild at Heart by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.s254461307115203172_p1805_i1_w1200

First, let me show you how I used one of this month’s cut files and the canvas star.

I remembered I have these metallic acrylic paints and thought I’d use them for this project. I combined green and blue metallic acrylic paints to color the cut file. Then used a gold paint marker to color the middle part of the cut file. I also used a pink metallic acrylic paint to color the canvas star. After it has dried, I used gold embossing powder (brushed embossing ink randomly first) and set it with a heat tool. I like the sparkly effect afterward.

 

Here is my finished layout

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I cut 3 strips of patterned papers and adhered to the left and right sides. I used the same acrylic paints to splatter colors onto the white cardstock. Just a few to add subtle colors.

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I used a couple of the journal cards as mats to the photo and a couple of the frames as well.

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I love the effect of the metallic acrylic paints!DONNAESPIRITU-AQUARELLE-LAYOUT02_3

I used the canvas star as a base and clustered a few die cuts and flair on it.

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That’s all from me today! Don’t forget to check the store for some fab deals!

Happy crafting,
xoDonnaxo

 

 


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Geek Lab: Me

Hi everybody. Nicole here with a layout I created using goodies from the shop! If you haven’t been to the shop, you might want to take a look. We have some fabulous product marked down! And yes, everything used on this layout is available in the shop, but hurry because they might not be available for long.

For this layout, I decided to use the Pink Paislee “Cest La Vie” paper pack, acetate alphas, stickers and Jillibean Soup’s vellum foil tag.

 

I really like the patterns in the acetate paper that comes in the paper back so I decided to use the vellum tag to cut part of the patterned from the acetate paper to layer on the tag. I must say, it looks so pretty!

I cut several pieces of patterns, sentiments, shapes from the cut-apart paper and acetate to use as die cuts for this layout since I did not have any on hand.

I love patterned paper because the possibilities are endless. You can mix patterns to create a fun background for your layout, cut the paper into a patterned using a Silhouette or cut bits and pieces/sentiments from the patterns to use as die cuts for your layout.

 

Before adhering the acetate embellishments to your layout,, make sure you peel the plastic film off… Let me just say, I did not…

Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to check out the shop today for some great deals!

-Nicole


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Yearbook: Smile

Hello!

Donna here today to share my second project using the June Kit “Aquarelle”.

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One of the things I love about the monthly kits is their exclusive cut files and printables. You can find all of them here.

For my layout, I used one of this month’s exclusives. The Floral Crown cut file.

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Before showing my layout, I want to share how I “weed” through cut files especially intricate ones like the Floral Crown cut file.

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I use a spatula like the one in the image to lift each cut carefully. I find this very helpful especially when I use a new mat (it’s super sticky compared to mats that have been used several times already).DSC_6535

I love how my layout turned out with the cut file and fussy cut flowers and butterflies. The watercolor effect in the Wild at Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio is just beautiful!

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I lined up the series of photos in the middle and I used scraps of thin cardboard to add a bit of height to them. I also added some messy threads under the photos.

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This rubber charm is just so pretty!

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That’s all from me today!

I hope you liked my project today and don’t forget to check out more cut files and printables in the store!

Happy crafting,

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Clique Kits June Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits June Challenge!  First thank you to everyone who has joined us in The Clique Facebook group!  So many new faces and projects being shared!!  We just love it!  Our winner for the May challenge is Vania Fonseca!

Vania please email me erica@cliquekits.com to claim your Pink Paislee prize pack!  Thanks so much for joining us in the May challenge!  We hope to see you again this month!

For our June challenge we would love to see you use some cutfiles in your projects!  If you do not have a Cricut or Cameo but you have steel dies and a machine like a big shot please feel free to use that!  Just a reminder Clique Kits does have pre cut files available for purchase in the shop!  I will have a few of them linked below for you to check out after the post!  This month prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop!  Pretty awesome!  We are excited to see what you create!  Please feel free to share our challenge with others and invite your crafty friends to join us in The Clique!

Here is some inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team!

Remember you can link up in The Clique Facebook Group HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by June 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up.
  • Create any type of project

Thank so much for stopping by today!

October Background Pre Cut  

September Circles Pre Cut 

Butterfly Pre Cut


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June Kick Off!

Hello Everyone and happy June 1st!  We are so excited for this month and our 2 June kits!  If you did not already know we have added a new monthly subscription with our travelers notebooks!  We have only a few spots left so if you are interested you can check it out HERE!

Our main kit subscriptions for July are now full but we do have some June kits available in the shop for single purchase!!  You can see all our available kits HERE!  This month we have Heather Doolittle as our June Guest Contributor!  Heather will be sharing projects this month using the June kit and we can not wait to share what she has created!  You can check our Heather’s blog HERE!

This month we you will also see a spotlight on our digital shop!  The team has created project not only using our current cut files but also digging deep into our older files!  Here are a few peeks at some of their projects!!

You can check out all the fabulous files HERE in our digital shop!  We also have some freebies there and also freebies in our Clique Facebook group!  We hope you will join in this month and create with some fun Clique Cuts!

I have been busy cleaning out and organizing the Clique Kits Warehouse and have added a lot of products to the shop including exclusive flair, exclusive die cuts, tons of thickers and a few past travelers notebook kits!  We also have a few new limited kits added to the shop!  And I mean very limited!  The Elle’s Studio mini kit is my favorite!  It is jam packed with so many goodies you will just love it!  It even includes a stamp set!  We also have 2 limited Halloween kits also filled with yummy goods!  Last but not least we have our Washi Tape Grab bags!

So much going on and in a couple weeks we will be revealing our June kits!!  Yikes!  We know you are going to love them!!  Winners for our NSD challenges will be posted soon so make sure to check the Clique Facebook group for that!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  We hope to see you sharing your projects this months in The Clique!


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Designer in the Spotlight – Sheryl Banares

Hello everyone!!  I am super excited to introduce you to our  Designer in the Spotlight!  She has been a member of the Clique for sometime now and recently became one of our newest members on our Graphic Design team!  This month she designed the June journal cards that are included in your June Kit and even some of the exclusive cut files!

Our Designer in the Spotlight  has taken some time to answer our fun Q&A to share with all of you today!  Please say hello to Sheryl Banares!

 

 

1. Tell us a little bit about your creative process. I love creating where I feel comfortable at that moment, it can in the kitchen or in the living room even on in bed sometimes (when I’m super lazy). I don’t force myself to think of how to make a layout. I just sit down and start scrapping whenever I feel like it.

2. Where and when are you most creative? I don’t like scrapbooking at night because my lighting is terrible so I mostly scrapbook on daylight. My layouts are often inspired from pinterest, that’s where I like to search for random stuff when Im bored.

3. What are some of your must have supplies? scissors, zig glue pen and double sided tape.

4. Who are some of your influences? I’m a graphic designer so I meet a lot of creative and interesting people that are inspiring me everyday and let’s not forget the amazing scrapbook community we have on Facebook and youtube, there are lots of talented woman that truly inspire me.

5. 3 things people probably do not know about you. – I love korean dramas! (be aware! super addicting once you start) – I’m learning russian, since my fiancee’s family speak mostly russian. – I play the guitar, ukulele and keyboards.

6. Favorite: !

Book- It ends with us by Colleen Hoover !

Movie- Phantom of the opera (2004) and Titanic ! Candy- Coconut chips !

Drink- Coffee!! !

Music- anything 90’s 🙂 !

Color- light blue !

TV Show- anything with action and suspense- NCIS, Criminal minds.

7. Can you share what helps you break out of a creative slump? I love taking a walk, listening to music and riding my bike.

8. How long have you been design and what inspired you to get started. I’ve been scrapbooking for 4 years now. I started scrapbooking when I accidentally saw a process video of someone on Youtube and ever since my world became colourful and scrapbooky (I think I just invented a word)

9. How would you describe your style? My style is very much colourful and heavy embellished, I love taking my time when I’m creating the layouts. I add sometimes mix media and some stitching.

10. Can you share with everyone the places where they can connect with you such as your blog, Instagram and website. Blog- http://www.sherylbanares.com Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/sherylbanares/

11. What are your predictions for the new trends? I think we’ll be seeing more colors that we usually don’t see in scrapbook collection like purple, neon colors and some gold rose foiling, maybe even metallic colors with abstract designs.

Sheryl thank you so much for being our Designer in the Spotlight!!  I am sure our readers are looking forward to more beautiful designs from you!

Thank you for stopping by our blog today!  To get your hands on some of Sheryl designs you can grab a June Clique Kit HERE in the shop or head on over to our Digital Shop and purchase some of her cut files!  Have a wonderful day!