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September Kickoff: One Kit Three Ways!



Happy September friends! It’s Gia here to kickoff a new month! I know September is a busy time of year for most-its back to school and routines after summer vacation in the northern hemisphere.  Perhaps it has different associations elsewhere, but wherever you are, Capture is a beautiful and versatile kit that does not really have a specific theme, making it perfect for anything goes! I decided for this month’s kickoff post I would show you how I used this month’s kit 3 very different ways!

Simple scrapper: Minimalist 8 1/2 x 11

When I first saw the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla paper collection I saw a lot of absolutely lovely florals and pinks, but there is much more than meets the eye in this kit. The pops of black and white with the grey neutrals and the pastel blues and peach shades add so much possibility. I took advantage of some of the hidden gem B sides and little cut apart pieces from the different papers here to create a very quick and simple layout focused on a photo that pretty much speaks for itself. (#Stay Cool….Oh yeah!) One of the trends in memory keeping that will continue to gain momentum is the minimalist trend. Who doesn’t love the idea of keeping it simple, yet still loving the modern, stylish look?




The September kit includes a piece of black crepe paper and some of you might be looking for ideas for how to use this. In case you missed it, Erica has shown a gorgeous layout using the crepe paper as a ruffle in her layering in a previous post. I am definitely going to scraplift that idea!  In this layout I created a banner of black and gold tassels using the crepe paper for my black tassels. Simply use a scissor to cut strips in a piece of crepe paper about 2 inches wide. Roll it and tape it on the uncut edge with double sided tape. Here I also made a couple of tassels from some gold mylar I had in my stash.

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My alphabet (and numeral) stamp from Kesi-Art is my best friend lately for fast and easy journaling, along with my Hero Arts Ombre ink pads. The school store has re-stocked them some in the newest colors! Pick them up while they last! Here are some tips for trying out a minimalist layout:

  1. look at the backs of your papers for B side patterns
  2. white space-lots of it
  3. add interest with texture rather than lots of embellishment (in this layout I used white lace and white foam thickers which added texture without taking away from the simplicity)

Two Page Layout: Lots of Photos




Last February I took a trip to Las Vegas and since it was my first time there I took a ton of photos. I am not a project life scrapbooker, although I have made many attempts to be and really gave it my best try.  For this 2 page spread I used my Canon Selphy to print out my own photo collages which have some digital icons added to them to add to the design. This is easy to do using free online programs or apps. The focal point of the layout though is the photo of the Elvis impersonators, which is what my journaling is about. I used some white gesso and a stencil to create the map piece from the black corrugate cardstock included in the September kit. Two of the cards are Clique Kits exclusives, and two are cut-aparts from one of the included 12 x 12 papers.  I was able to fit 19 photos on this spread! Whew! That is a record for me!

Traditional/Mixed Media 12 x 12 Layout




This layout really highlights the lovely florals and pinks in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection. I wanted to use the dreamcatcher die to express the feeling of the photograph of my daughter’s dreamy silhouette on the pier close to sunset. To make my title I used the Evalicious alphabet from the kit layered over some Pinkfresh Studios washi tape that I first subdued a little bit with gesso. Mixed media layouts have never really not been popular with certain artists, but I believe that more and more traditional scrapbookers are trending toward using gesso, gel medium, texture paste, in addition to the usual paints and inks in their layouts. This month’s kit is a wonderful kit to use to experiment with this style and there are many items now in the school store to help you along the way! wildflower&co

I hope you enjoy using Capture and we would love to see what you create with it. Please share your projects in the Facebook group and on Instagram, participate in the monthly challenge, and we welcome you to join the Pep Rally blog share!

Don’t forget to check out the landing page gallery for more inspiration and follow this blog for daily mojo! Clique Kits is working furiously behind the scenes on the upcoming fall and holiday season. The Clique Cards fall edition:Flutter is available to pre-order and ships mid September in time for our National Card Making Day online event October 3rd.  This kit features the Fancy pants designs Flutter collection and comes with an amazing stamp set by Wildflower + Co. This stamp set is unique to Clique Kits and not to be found in any other card kit out there- so get yours while supplies last!




September Pep Rally Featuring Study Abroad


Aloha and howdy! Welcome to today’s special event…the monthly blog share for subscribers featuring the September kit Study Abroad. Whew! This was a busy month. We had a team up blog hop with the Cut Shoppe, announced the first ever Clique Kits Design Team, released two limited edition holiday theme kits and now the highlight of the month-getting to see what all of our friends have created with this month’s fabulous kit! To make it even better, we have a ton of new inventory in the School Store for subscribers to spend the product credits they earn just for participating in the blog share! Do what you love, earn free stuff…who can beat that? Are you in the Clique yet? We are currently the fastest growing paper crafting kit club out there with good reason! We have released our sixth kit, which I should mention sold out, and are already approaching 2500 Facebook fans! Will you help us get to 3000? That would be awesome!

Here is this month’s challenge! Participation is not mandatory to be in the blog share, but those who do participate are also up to win a prize!

The challenge: “Be Daring”
The Clique challenges you to try something DARING this month! We think you are awesome and unique, and special in your own right-so go shine your light!
Any project inspired by this quote!
(-via Beautiful Nomad)

272817Here is the lineup! Stop at each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Clique Kits Store! Please like us on Facebook, follow our Instagram, and Pinterest boards, and follow this blog with Bloglovin’ or by email! Now enjoy the Pep Rally!

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Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the kickoff of our October Kit Reveal when we’ll post lots of pictures of the October Kit Masquerade Ball! Thanks for stopping by!


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Locker Room: Adding POP to Black & White

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Happy Friday all!!  Are you ready for a big winner?? Drum roll please for the winning comment……

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Beautiful pages Cari, all of them. So much inspiration here 🙂

Congrats on winning the Clique Kits prize pack!!! Please email us at to claim your prize!  Send us your full name and mailing address please!

What a great way to start off my Friday post!  I love giving away goodies to our awesome hoppers!  So fun!  Ok, for today’s post with my super Study Abroad kit I used nearly all the black and white papers in the kit.  I added a few of the A sides with a few pops of yellow scattered around my layout.  I also printed this Instagram photo of our girls in black and white to create a mostly black and white layout.  I started with a 12×12 sheet of American Crafts card stock (new in our school store) and dug out my Heidi Swapp 12×12 inch hearts stencil.  I laid the stencil over my card stock and sprayed some Sunshine My Huey’s mist at a 45 degree angle across the cardstock.  This allowed for there to be a gradual fade of the spray ink across the card stock.  After the ink dried, I started playing with my placement and used many of the smaller pieces of paper from cutting into my fabulous kit last week!  I also included a few little Heidi Swapp stamps I picked up last week and a couple fabulous cut files from The Cut Shoppe, 3×4 Flash Cards.



Another fun little design element I added to my layout was some stamping with the Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here set, which is on sale in our shop right now.  This fun stamp set has some great arrows, cute little heart and sweet sentiments included in it.  I stamped multiple arrows throughout my layout, all pointing towards our daughters.  I also stamped up to three times without adding additional ink to the stamp. Erica does this too and I always love the look of it!

Did you happen to notice the little phrases throughout this fabulous Studio Tekturek map paper?  There are a bunch so take a closer look at yours!  I cut of this little section that says I Love You and added it for another pop of color (shown in the lower right of the photo below).



Alright, that wraps up today’s Locker Room post.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my mostly black and white layout with the pops of yellow!  Now it’s time to use up my sweet Study Abroad scraps and whip up some cards!

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Yearbook: Cut it up



Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to share a layout I created using multiple cut files. I love the September kit and it coordinates so well with The Cut Shoppe, cut files. I used the Notebook Doodles and the Just Sayin cut files. Along with a paper airplane cut I designed and a bag I downloaded from the Silhouette store.

Gasper_Blog0916So as you see, I used multiple cut files. But something else about the layout is the picture. I try to use pictures that speak for a moment of my life. And this picture was taken in my old office. I moved offices about two weeks ago. I have sat in the same office for 5 days a week for 8 years. So this picture documents one of the last times I would be in that space. So I encourage you all to document those small moments in your own life as well.

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Thank you for joining me today! Remember, document those small moments in your own life. And LOVE those cut files and cut them with not only cardstock, but pattern paper!

Have a scrap happy day!







Art Studio: Embossing on a Layout



Hi everybody! It’s Gia here with a quick tip on this beautiful Sunday! Today I am showing how I spiced up a cut file to use as a title on a layout with some green embossing powder.





I used one of the cut files from The Cut Shoppe called The Beachy Keen Cut File. There are so many ways to use digital files that you can play with and the best part is that unlike a physical item that is gone once you use it, having a digital file means you can re-use it as many times as you want and each time come up with something completely new! The “Fun in the Sun” sentiment, from an Elle’s Studio stamp set in the School Store (now sold out) is also embossed with gold embossing powder to match the Pinkfresh Studio sticker under the title and the Pretty Little Studio gold foil word “Happy” leftover from the August Clique Kit.




Thanks for stopping by today for a little fun in the Art Studio! And don’t forget to enjoy the process of creating even more by experimenting with new techniques! Join us tomorrow for some really inspiring layouts by this month’s Designer in the Spotlight Lilith Eeckels.