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Better Than I Imagined-Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Hello!!! I’m Kareen and I have the privilege to be the guest contributor this month! How exciting! First of all, thank you to Clique Kits to give me this opportunity, it’s a real honor. So, did you get your hands on the new Kit Sorbet? It’s gorgeous isn’t it? ck-may17-kit-1_1_orig

So here is my first layout I want to show you!!!
(Ok, I’m nervous now! hihi)

I used two patterned-paper of the kit.  I love to play with the dimension of the paper. I gave it an angle and work with it. Also the die-cuts and puffy stickers, the
buttons from the kit and the sequins. I added some flowers and leaves.

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And some close ups :
I love watercolor, I think I use it on every layout. It gave a little extra to the layout.
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So, here it is! I hope I inspired you in some way and you liked it!

See you next time for more layout!  If you would like to pick up the May Sorbet kit you can find it HERE in the Clique Kits Shop!

Kareen xx


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Geek Lab: Live for the Moment

Hi everyone. Nicole here, with a fun technique! A few weeks ago I wanted to find a way to use the Butterfly cut file from Just Nick’s Studio’s shop, without having to actually cut the image. I did not want to have to peel the cut file from the cutting mat. I was feeling lazy. LOL The first thing I did was open the image in the Silhouette program. Then I changed the color of the image to a teal color using the Fill Color icon.

 

Then I clicked on the print button at the top of the screen and selected my color printer.

I printed the butterflies on the “Dream On” paper to add a bit more color! I love how the circles and butterflies blend together.

I love the teal, orange and gray together. It’s such a beautiful color combination. It really makes this layout pop.


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Once I had the photo adhered down, I splashed a few drops of spray ink onto the layout. I tucked a die cut piece behind the speech bubble clip to add color. What do you think about the flair in this month’s kit? I love that font!

I hope your visit today was inspiring! Thank you for taking some time out of your day to stop by!

-Nicole


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Yearbook – Out Of This World

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Hello, Clique friends! I’m back today with a layout featuring the gorgeous May Sorbet Kit. The colors in this kit are absolutely amazing and the exclusives coordinate beautifully with it.

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The main inspiration for this layout came from one of the background cut files that will be available in the Clique digital store.ck-may17-storecuts-web3_origI initially intended to use the cut file as it is, but then decided to scatter the different size stars around my pictures and layer them to crate a lot of dimension and texture.

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Since the patterned paper I chose as my background is very similar in color to the one I used for the stars, I decided to just use pink acrylic paint to create some contrast. I still wanted my layout to have a soft look, so the light colored paint worked perfectly for it.

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Some of the stars are cut out of vellum. I love the different texture it adds.

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Once all the stars were positioned as I liked them around my pictures, I started embellishing. I tend to go for a tone-on-tone look most of the times to make the colors stand out more.

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For my title, I used another exclusive cut file that will be available with the May Sorbet kit.ck-may17-storecuts-web5_origThe Pink Fresh Studio Reverie paper with its gorgeous blue adds the right pop of color the layout needed.

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I hope you felt inspired today. If you are not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are beautiful. The exclusives are always so unique! You will not regret it! Visit the Clique Kits store for details 🙂

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Enza


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Guest Contributor – Angie Pond

Happy Monday everyone!!  We have been so thankful this month to have our April Guest Contributor Angie Pond sharing so much inspiration with us!  Today I have another layout Angie created using the April kit!  Make sure to follow Angie on her blog to see more of her fabulous work!  Now lets get into her layout using the April kit and the fabulous printables designed by Creative Director Gia Lau!

For the April challenge, I drew inspiration from the different blocks of paper that are shown in the sketch. I used many of the beautiful papers from the Jelly Bean kit and treated each block of patterned paper almost like it’s own little layout.
I used one of the exclusive cut files under my photo. I cut it on white card stock and painted it with watercolors. Then I simply cut it apart and used it as an additional layer under the cute photo of my nephew on his first Easter. 
Most of the embellishments on my layout are from the printable files that come with the kit each month. I adore that cute bunny and I even used the “Happy Easter” printable as my title.
The flags in the upper left block of my layout are from the printables as well and they make a great addition along with my journaling.
In the section where my title is, I hand cut a few clouds and used that printable doily shape almost like a sun. The pink cloud comes from one of the Bella Blvd. clips that came in the kit. I simply cut the clip part off and adhered it to my layout.
I did some stamping on the block with the pink polka dots. I used just some black ink and a circle outline stamp to add some more interest to the paper. I pair the word labels and the circles from the exclusive printables with a few enamel dots from the kit to complete that section of the layout.
Thank you Angie for another awesome project using the April 2017 Kit!!   I love all the details in your page and love how you used the exclusives!!  Here is a look at Angie’s completed layout!
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!  Please remember to leave Angie some love down below!  We still have a few April kits left in the shop right now and we also have a great kit sale going on!!  Have a wonderful day!


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Clique Kits April Challenge – Latina Crafter

Hello Everyone!  Erica here with you to bring you our April challenge!  But first a big congrats to our March challenge winner Claudia!

Claudia please email erica@cliquekits.com to claim your prize!  Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and we hope to see you linking up again this month!  A big thank you to our sponsor The Cut Shoppe for providing a fabulous prize!  You can check out their shop HERE!

This month we have Latina Crafter as our sponsor!  You can read about Latina Crafter and the woman behind the company HERE!  Diana has provided stamps for each of our team members to use and also a prize of $25.oo to her shop for one randomly selected winner!  We also have another fabulous sketch designed by Kristine Davidson for inspiration!  This month the challenge is to use stamping on your project!

Here is a look at what our Design Team has created has created for the challenge!  You can see some fun Latina Crafter stamps in action!  I love how I design team used them in their projects!

TUROCZI REKA

VICTORIA CALVIN

MELISSA ELSNER

HANNAH LEMIEUX

ENZA GUDOR

CANDACE PERKINS

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR ANGIE POND

We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join 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 April 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

This month you can also link up your project to our Clique Facebook Group for an extra entry into our challenge!  Beginning next month all our challenges will be held in our Facebook group so now is the perfect time to check it out!


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Art Studio: This is bliss

Hello! Donna here once again!
Will be sharing my second layout using the April kit, “Jellybean”.

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I used the floral cut file again, using the same technique I did on my first layout I posted yesterday.

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I brushed gel medium inside the floral cut file, adhering them at the same time. After it has dried, I used my watercolors to color inside the cut files. I mixed various colors, based on the floral included in the embellishment pack.

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Then I used one of the journal cards to mat the layers of photo and doily for a bit of height and some messy thread for a bit of texture. To make the white small alpha stickers stand out, I matted the alphas to one of the colorful patterned papers in the kit.

 

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This is how the layout looks like.

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I hope you like it!

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy crafting,
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April Kickoff: Traveler’s Notebook Kit Subscriptions now open!

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Well, you can officially start stalking your mail person this coming week as the April Kits will begin shipping Monday! April is not only the month of Easter this year, but it is also Clique Kits birthday month- we are celebrating our third year as a kit club this month! And of course as always the treat’s for you! (Seriously, not an April fool’s joke there is a teeny sweet treat coming in your box just for you 🙂 Thanks for being a subscriber and a special part of our community!

To kickoff April I am sharing layouts from my son John’s graduation album. In less than 2 months he will be a high school graduate, and I am finally putting together his collection of layouts since he was a baby in to an album that chronicles highlights of his first 18 years. I barely use 1/10th of the potential of each kit- if only I had time to cut the beautiful cut file designs, and print more printables- there is just so much potential- hopefully someday. But I love that I can open my box and whip off a few layouts without having to think about coordinating products. One of the many pleasures of kit club membership!

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This layout shows my son helping to set up my new Macbook pro laptop for me when it first arrived. His college plans are to study IT and hopefully learn even more than he already knows about computers. I always tell my kids that if they do what they love, they will never work a day in their life! (Advice my father gave me when I went to college-so true!!) Here is a close up.

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I love the bright, happy colors and painterly designs by Bella Blvd in this kit. I sometimes worried about using my kits to complete a teenage boy album- as the feminine qualities of the collections always call out to me- but honestly- it has been easy as pie to put together layouts from any of the monthly kits that are all boy!

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I don’t know where the past 5 years have gone- but this layout shows my son playing guitar at Vacation Bible School in 8th grade! He takes after his older brother and sister in being another really good musician in the family! I love the resin butterfly -such a sweet finishing touch!

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The patterned cardstock from the Make Your Mark collection with the gold foiling are just simply gorgeous!

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Last but not least I have this layout of my son and one of his closest friends. I call him one of my kids because it seems like he lives at my house. And what can I say- we have the same Italian name (I am Gia and he is Gio) This layout actually has a couple other CK products in it- the title cut from one of the March kit papers and the black and white handwriting card from Pretty Little Studios Summer Vibes collection that was in the CK store. The Yess! flair was in the most recent limited edition traveler’s notebook kit!

Did I say traveler’s notebook ? I know many of you have been patiently awaiting this day- as Clique Kits introduces a new subscription kit now available on a monthly, delivered-to- your-doorstep basis!

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Here is a little sneak peek at the first official monthly TN kit. Subscribe now through April 30th to get your May kit! Depending on demand, we are hoping to increase availability of slots starting in July, so hurry to not miss out (and if you do- don’t worry, we will grow as fast as we can!)

If you are considering being a TN kit subscriber, you might also be interested in pre-ordering a Traveler Notebook cover. We are taking pre-orders now and will be shipping them this summer as soon as they are available! (They are made in China, and will take approximately 8-12 weeks from ordering to receive them)

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Learn more about our TN kits right here!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful April!

-xo Gia