Hi everyone. I’ve been waiting since May to scrapbook these adorable alpacas. The Sundance kit was perfect for these photos. I love the patterns in this collection and decided to use a variety of patterns for the background of my layout. I love patterned paper…
One of my favorite types of die cuts is frames. I love creating a collage of photos to print them on a smaller scale to use on my layout. This tip works perfectly for printing small photos just small enough to fit within the frames.
I layered the frames side by side then used a few die cuts, acrylic and stickers to decorate the frames.
Since I ran out of space to actually hand-journal on this layout, I used the sticker words to help share my story!
Hi ladies. I am back today with another fun layout I created using the September Sundance kit. The patterns and die cuts in this month’s kit is so pretty. I love them. I’ve had these photos for a few months now, but didn’t have the right papers and embellishments to go with them. I pulled the blue and cream colors from the photos to create a well balanced layout.
I wasn’t sure at first if the washi would go with this layout, but I managed making it work by adding the tiny red plaid star sticker to help pull the red into the layout. I used a pen and ruler to create faux stitching on the heart sticker.
I layered several die cuts together at the bottom of the photo to help pull the photos together. And to balance it out, I added a few more at the top right photo in the corner. Then I added my hand-journaling to complete the layout.
My goal for this page was to include multiple pictures. Although I tend to make one-photo layouts, sometimes I feel like that is not enough to document a story or capture the little details. Here you can see my oldest daughter playing the ukulele. I love how focused and passionate she gets every time she plays. Nothing can distract her! Those three pictures needed to go together on one page 🙂 I reduced their size to measure about six inches in length all together. It was like working with one 4×6” photo.
I started by fussy cutting several flowers from one of the 1Canoe2 patterned papers that came in the kit. I was planning on having a white background and wanted to include pops of color and dimension by adding those cut outs here and there. To bring in more interest, I decided to use a cut file from my stash to cover a little more than half of the page. I love the tone-on-tone look. It is subtle but definitely noticeable.
I adhered the three pictures together on layers of card stock and popped them up with some foam. The leaves and additional flowers you see on the right-hand side were fussy cut from another paper in the kit. I like how the pink brings in an extra element of color. It also created the perfect spot for the acrylic words and heart. Enamel dots finished the layout.
I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your kit and include multiple photos on your pages. This kit is absolutely lovely and very versatile. Get yours before it’s gone!
Hello and welcome to the Clique Kits blog! If you are here for the 2017-2018 Clique Kits Fall/Winter Design Team introduction Blog Hop you have come to the right place. You should have arrived from Donna’s Blog but if you did not you can start the blog HERE at Maryam’s Blog! Clique Kits has so much planned for this term and we cannot wait to meet you, create with you, and inspire you.
If you have not already joined The Clique Facebook group we would love to have you! The Clique Kits Design Team with be active in the group sharing, challenging and inspiring all term! We are so excited to have these five ladies with us and they are already busy working with our October kits to share with you later this month! Speaking of October kits we will be giving one October kit to one randomly selected winner! It wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway right? To enter to win, simply like and follow Clique Kits on Facebook and/or Instagram, and follow the Clique Kits blog. In addition, leave a comment with some love on each blog. We would love it if you tag a friend along the way, and both you and your friend will be granted additional entries. The more you share, the more chances to win. So here we go!
Here is the list of blogs to visit in today’s hop. In case you get lost, these links will be posted on every blog including your final destination…the Clique Kits Blog.
I think I am not the only one who takes a photo of your own kit. On this layout I have documented my last 6 kits which have arrived to me.
Let’s see my layout.
Firstly, I have created one rosette using the Bon Voyage 4×6 Paper from Pretty Little Studios: Wish You Were Here Collection and I added the Clique Kits sticker on it and this was the title of my layout. After I have put the photos around the rosette and I have also embroidered them around. For the photos I have adhere the month words from the January 2016 printable.
I have cut some stripes of fringe patterned paper and I also used my fringe scissors to add more texture to it and finally I sewed then at the top and the bottom part of my layout with my sewing machine.
The last step was to add some embellishment from the ’Stop Here’ and the ’On the Go Word’ Stickers. I have fussy cut the leaves from the September’s printables. I really love these colors of these leaves as you may know from my previous post.
I love seeing this 6 kits together.
Hopefully, I managed to inspire you to using multiple pictures on your page. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! See you next time. Réka
It’s Gia with your monthly kickoff post. I love the fact that from September through December every month brings the joy of ushering in the change of seasons and my favorite holidays.
First and foremost, isn’t the September kit stunning? It was absolutely perfect for all of my photos this month. I have been looking forward to sharing some of the ways I used both kits together this month! I hope you too have been able to get in on both the main and traveler’s notebook kit subscriptions!
I just love how this dreamy Fancy Pants Designs paper captures the essence of a road trip exploring the countryside, and these wildflowers on the 1Canoe2 Creekside paper were just calling to be fussy cut and layered!
Plaid is all the rage right now and I loved using it to document the newest love of my life-our new adopted dog Kira.
I didn’t even come close to killing my Sundance main kit before moving on to some TN layouts with a mixture of main kit scraps and the September TN kit! Ashley Horton always knocks it out of the park with her fun trendy collections and I had to break into the TN kit for some llama action! Here’s another peek at it in case you missed it.
I can’t wait to see what you all have made with both of the beautiful September kits.
Here is your official invite to the Clique Kits World Card Making Day online event. We never require you to purchase a kit to participate in our online community and hope whether you pre-order a card kit or holiday kit or just BYOS you will be there to create with us! We will have sketches to inspire you, challenges to rock, and prizes to be won! This year we are focusing on getting those holiday cards made ahead but you can always use the ideas to create any occasion cards!
Traditional red and green do it for me when it comes to Christmas papers, how about you? I am drooling over this kit just filled to the brim with Simple Stories products because of its fresh take on everything classic! We hope to begin shipping the Clique Cards kit right after the September Kits go out. Please let us know if you order and plan to participate in the World Card Making Day event to be sure we get it to you in time!
Next up you can just feel the vibe of this year’s Clique into the Holidays MEGA limited edition kit, can’t you? Everything you need for everything December is in this phenomenal kit!
Both of our limited edition holiday kits are only here for a short time, while supplies last. They have an unbelievable retail value for the price, and those who have been in on them before will tell you there is no bigger or better value for the holidays. Get all the details in the Clique Kits shop! All of our card and general holiday kits mix and match with those of previous years to extend your stash even further. There are also add ons and digital items designed to coordinate with them perfectly. Check out the Clique Kits Limited edition holiday kits section of the shop for loads of great products!
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgot those other two holidays between summer and Christmas…namely Halloween and Thanksgiving. Clique Kits has you covered there with new seasonal embellishments and workshops. You can sign up now for either October Bucket List or Documenting Gratitude workshops with kits included! The October Bucket List project will feature exclusive printable embellishments in addition to everything you need to follow along and make 7-8 lush traveler notebook layouts! For more ideas and inspiration, check out the Clique Project sheets section of the website.
You may also like to pick up one of these NEW traveler notebook cover sets! These are available by pre-order now and are perfect for doing a gratitude journal or for transitioning your latest traveler notebook inserts from a summer to a fall cover!
Hello Clique Fans! Erica here with you today to bring you our Designer in the Spotlight! Our September Travelers Notebook kit features the Wish You Were Here collection designed by the super talented Ashley Horton!
We are so excited to have Ashley as our Designer in the Spotlight! You can find Ashley’s collections at Pretty Little Studio and also her fabulous cut files and digital products at The Cut Shoppe! You can check out Ashley’s blog HERE for a ton of inspiration!
We want to thank Ashley for taking the time out of her busy day to share a little bit about herself with us! So grab your drink of choice, curl up in your favorite place and say HELLO to the fabulous Ashley Horton!
What are 3 of your must have tools?
Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine and tape runner
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Paige Evans, Flora Farkas and Zsoka Marko
What inspired you to design the Wish You Were Here collection?
I wanted to do a travel collection, that include a lot of bright colors and different travel icons. And my biggest inspiration came from the super-cute llama that’s a part of the collection!
Favorite movie –The King & I
Favorite color- Yellow
Favorite book- Anne of Green Gables
Favorite food- Fish/Shrimp Tacos
What are your trend predictions for 2018? Do you think we will still see pineapples and flamingos?
It’s always hard to predict what will show up in the paper crafting world, but I think it would be fun to see some collections that reflect the farmhouse look that is so popular in home decor right now. And I wouldn’t mind, if the pineapples and flamingos stick around, because let’s face it, they are always fun to use!
Thanks for connecting with our readers Ashley! Shrimp tacos are some of my favorite too! Yum!! Ashley has also created a fun cut file to share with our readers and a couple spreads in her Travelers Notebook using her Wish You Were Here collection! This file is perfect to use in your travelers notebook or scrapbook layouts and you can download it HERE for free!
Love that llama die cut and how the cut file is the perfect size for the travelers notebook!! We would love to see how you use this free cut file so make sure to tag Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe in your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to follow the Clique Kits blog and Ashley Horton for more inspiration using the September Sundance Travelers Notebook kit and the Wish You Were Here collection! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Hello! Donna here for my first layout using the August “Malibu” kit featuring Summer Lights by Pink Paislee
I used the August cut file “Scallop” as a stencil. Instead of paper, I used an acetate (A4) and run it through my Silhouette Cameo machine (I selected “Stencil Material” in the material type option). This will ensure I can use the stencil over and over again! How cool is that?? Cutting just took a bit longer than usual but it’s worth it.
1. Figure out where you want the photo. Then place the scallop stencil on the white cardstock and brush watercolor randomly.
2. Use a piece of plastic to spread the watercolor while it’s still wet.
3. Flicker the brush to create splatters. The farther the brush, the bigger the splatter will be. Let it “sit” for a few minutes.
4. Then, use a tissue to blot off the excess water. Your background is ready to be used! I love how the scallops look like rainbow waves.
This is my finished layout
I cut out the ombre pink hearts and scattered them all over the page. I mounted some with foam tape for dimension.
I mounted the framed photo with foam tape as well and tucked some messy thread and sequins under it.
Some more close up images
Would love to hear what you think of my project today! Just leave a comment if you have any questions and will happily answer them as much as I can.
I am back today with a new project using the beautiful MALIBU TN kit, what can I say, the Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection is gorgeous, and all the add ons are perfect to document summer, and those special beach adventures.
I love this kit, and it is ideal to document some of the pictures from our beach adventures down in Ecuador. Here is a small video on how this page came together, so sit down and enjoy!:
The starting point for this layout were the exclusive cut files from last year’s summer and August kits. Once I had cut them on white cardstock, i wanted to add color to the page, something very summery and bright.
Using a combination of heavy acrylic paint, i dragged the paint across white cardstock, and soften the look of the streaks with a large brush, and a baby wipe. Then stitched the page to one of the Elle’s Studio papers from last month’s POOL PARTY KIT.
The ring cut out also was sewn to the page, and then i used the Pink Paislee papers from the Malibu TN kit to back the flower cut out. I love the rich colors in the papers, and how they contrast beautifully against the bright background.
The flowers were then attached to the background using a bit of foam adhesive. I positioned them so that they were framed by the long leaves from the ring cut out.
The picture of my daughter admiring the sunset over the Pacific Ocean fit into this page seamlessly. A few of the embellishments from the kit, and the sticker sheet available at the Clique Store create the cluster on the page. After a few sprinkles of gold ink, the page was completed:
I love this page, the colors of the papers in the Malibu TN kit matched the bright green color of the background, and bring the eye to the subject of the page. It was so easy to complete the page using the kit, and a few of the exclusive cut files available at the Digital Store. There is a lot of goodies available at the store, so take some time to visit it to check them all out.
Remember to contact me, if you have a question about how this page came together.