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Geek Lab: Adventure Card

Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today and it’s a bittersweet post! This is my last one… not just for this current kit but also for my term as a design team member. I have absolutely loved my time here with Clique Kits but, I had to make the decision. I love designing and teaching and empowering other creative types but, it’s time to take a break from DT’s and focus on me and what I want to do. I’m looking forward to no deadlines and such. But, I will say, this team will be one I will miss. I hope you know that Clique Kits has a GREAT things here. Beautiful kits (will always be my favorite), amazing inspiration (I’m excited to see what the next team does) and a fun community (have you joined us on Facebook yet?)

For my last card with you all, I wanted to, once again, show you a card using the gorgeous cut files that are exclusive to the CK kits. I loved the fall leaves square but, was more drawn to the individual leaves. In my head, I pictured utilizing the circle stickers and then embellishing with the leaves. It turned out better than I even thought. I hope you like it too. Here is the finished card a few close ups:

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I also used the little asterisk shaped cut files that were part of that square. I actually like the texture they bring with the tone on tone of the white cardstock. I was equally excited when I realized you can see them in the photo too!

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How cute do those leaves look??? They really add the perfect amount of texture and help the card have a bit of interest. Those stickers are fabulous but, when in a pinch for that “one more thing”, cut files are the best!

I decided to hand write the first part of the sentiment on to one of the stickers. I just could not find the right alpha in my stash or anywhere else so, handwriting it is. Thankfully, I do like my handwriting!

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Thanks for joining me here today!

The past year has definitely been an adventure I have enjoyed and I’m also looking forward to moving on! See you around!

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Study Hall: Simple Card

Hi friends,

Melissa here with you again and I’m sharing my third, out of four, project using the gorgeous September Sundance kit! I hope you are enjoying this kit as much as I did and are creating lots and lots! How can you not with such beautiful product and amazing inspiration from our team? Yay!

Today I’m sharing a relatively easy card to make. I just had fun with this one. No fancy design notes. No frills or extras. I just took it back to basics with this card and had fun. I went to a design that I’ve used many times on my cards… because I love it… and because it’s such a versatile one to boot. Essentially, I create half of the card with patterned paper, a diagonal slope, and minimal embellishing.

Here it is with a few close-ups:

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Those florals are so easy to use! I also threw in some of the washi tape from the 1 Canoe 2 collection. While these papers are from the Fancy Pants collection, I wanted to show well all of these collections and kit items go together. Love it!

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I did use a few things from my stash. The gold enamel dots are from my stash and I used two stamps that were from past kits or sponsors. You can also find them in the store… I used a set from Latina Crafter and Honey Bee Stamps. They are no longer in the shop but, you can go check out the individual manufacturers to see all the wonderful product they have!

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How fun is that acrylic heart? They are included in the kit and so perfect for that finishing touch!

Thanks for joining me today! Until next time…


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September Kickoff: Your gateway to the holiday season!

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Hey there!

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!

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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I can’t wait to see what you all have made with both of the beautiful September kits.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. IMG_1107

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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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Click. Connect. Create.

-xoGia


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Locker Room: Enjoy the Journey Card

Hi friends,

Melissa here with you again and I’m sharing the second, of four, projects I have made using the stunning September Sundance kit.

I love Locker Room posts! The title always reminds me of half time at a football game (totally appropriate right now since it’s football season GO HAWKS!) and the coach is getting every one fired up again… whether it’s because the team needs a kick in the toosh or maybe they are rocking it out and don’t want to lose steam. So… this type of post always has me wanting to give you a pep talk! Maybe you have no mojo… maybe you are going strong… whatever it is, I hope that I can just provide with a couple more tools for your creative toolbox and how to make the most of your kit!

Here we go!

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I know, I know. This looks like the makings of an Art Studio post but, it’s not. This piece of cardstock was a booboo. I messed up with my ink for another project. Almost threw it out but, noticed the colors went perfect with the papers in this kit. So, I added a few more splatters and decided to use it as my cardstock base. See? Even our “mess ups” end up useful! Don’t throw them out just yet!

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Alright, so this next part has a lot to share. One of the ways I love taking on a new perspective and/or stretching my product is to look at what I can fussy cut. The flowers and leaves were so perfect to do this with! It definitely helps to utilize every single part of the kit. I also wanted to incorporate one of the cut files. I love how cut files can add more to the projects and, the best part? You never run out! I’m also going to be using some of the stickers on this card and those fun alpha stickers.

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I want to point out something with this card, so far. When I use mists and inks on my cardbase, I notice that I use less product. Why? Because the inks provide a couple of things… texture and color. That way, I can bring in a little pop of something with the pattern papers and embellishments but, not too much. The result is my product/kit lasts longer! And I can make more! Which is exciting when I love the collection and papers and all that! Yay!

Here is the final card with the finished sentiment and embellishments…

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Thanks for swinging by today! Head over to the shop to see more of the September Sundance kit, as well as, the ala carte shop for all the beautiful add-ons you can get! Use code melissa10 at checkout and save 10% on your order!

Until next time…

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Locker Room – Hello Adventure

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Hello it’s Leeann here today and I have scrapped a double pager,  I have  a heap of “city fun adventure  photos”. First of all I started out by creating a sketch of the design I had in my head. Once I doodled this down I got stuck into creating a simple watercolor background with some random pencil and stamp work. That’s just so me. From there I cut each shape out as well as  extras as I wanted too layer each circle element for texture. Once the photos were in place I added my title and used those tiny words quotes from pretty little studios. Love them alot! I then finished this double of by adding  the epoxy shape embellishments.

Today I am also using this fabulous kit – MOON CHILD September 2016

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Here’s my doodled sketch design… please feel free to have a go if you too have a few photos you wish to get down.

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and  now lets take a look at my double pager!

“Yep hello adventure 2015”

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This is us in our new city, so many great new adventures we get to go on. I love exploring this city. I get excited every time I go into the city of Melbourne. So do my girls!

Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you have fun creating with this Kit.

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Yearbook: holidays in London

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Hi! This is my last post here and I would like to thank you all for your support and I would like to thank Clique Kits girls for the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic team!!

For my last inspiration I prepared a layout with the photo from London. I spent there two weeks and it was super fun! The best holidays I had! 😀 I’ve got lots of photos but this one is a perfect “tourist” photo – Big Ben and the red bus behind me and coffee from Starbucks in my hand 😀

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I used September Kit:

Hugs!!

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Geek Lab: September Printables

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Hello! TodayI want to show you a card I made with September Printables. I used only a label and a circle but their color perfectly matched the blue butterfly and it was enough for me 😉 It is still quite complicated card because I rather make C&S ones.

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Here are the printables I used, if you haven’t seen them before 🙂

 

and the whole September Kit:

Have a nice day!

Justyna

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