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Study Hall: OXOXO


Hello Clique Kits friends! Leigh here, with a layout focusing on an easy technique, to highlight how we can use the shapes on patterned papers to bring emphasis to our scrapbook page’s theme. We can think about what story we want to tell about a photo, and that can lead us to a theme for our page. In this instance, The March cut file with the painterly circles, reminded me of  frosting on the top of cupcakes. I had a photo of my daughter to scrapbook about a day we visited “Sprinkles” cupcakes!






Here is the cut file used on this page. Love the circles, and the fact that they look painted! Reminds me of cupcake frosting- at least when I frost cupcakes! This was the starting point of the design and led to the idea to use a portion of this cut file as a stencil to add gloss gel that would resemble frosting. I kept the farthest three rows on the right to use on this page, and used the other side as a stencil. Simply add gloss gel or Whipped Spackle, colored with gelatos that match your papers. You could skip the mixing and just use heavy bodied acrylic paint from the Mixed Media section of the Clique Kits Store, to add through the cut file stencil. Pick a few of the circles and frost away!






Close up of the gloss gel that I sprinkled with shaped glitter. Looks like a cupcake to me!






This is where the shapes in your patterned paper connect to the theme of your page. The far right exclusive paper, designed for Clique Kits, was perfect to resemble wonky circles and sprinkles! The patterned papers in this month’s kit have an artsy modern vibe , and are perfect for reinforcing the theme! Simply back all of your circles with a variety of different patterns in large and small scales. So fun!






Once the circles are filled, then work on the photo section of your layout. I chose a few of the cut apart cards from the Goldie collection in this month’s kit. Layer them behind your photo, then add a vellum pocket with a tag for more journaling. Choose some adorable embellishments from this month’s kit to add to the top left with a bow tie clip.






Then add the title directly underneath the photo, and a label from the exclusive die cut pack for some of your journaling and date. The Maggie Holmes sequin shapes pack from last month (February) was added to create the title. Flair from last month as well.



12733602_10205531807949835_3250930389977660588_nI can’t wait to see what you guys create with this amazing kit! Seriously, amazing! Have fun!





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Yearbook: Sparkle

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Hi friends in the Clique! Leigh here today, to share a layout that documents the everyday, candid moments. Don’t you just love the unposed and candid shots that capture your loved ones personality?? I sure do!






Using the February Hot Mess Kit for this 12×12 page. There are still plenty of Add-ons that coordinate with the February kit in the Clique Kits Store here.






Here you can see the hand stitching added to the three triangular pieces inside the circle cut file. I made my own cut file by simply adding a 7.5 inch circle outside of a 7 inch circle on my Silhouette. Of course, you could trace a plate or bowl if you don’t have an electronic die cutting machine. Back your cut file with 3 different patterned card stocks from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection. Pierce holes along the edge between each piece and hand stitch.






As you can see above on the full page photo, you can pick three areas to splatter some black paint or mist, or india ink. Then, add a variety of embellishment types from your kit to those three areas. Paper die cuts, stickers, chipboard, and foam stickers are what I chose.






At the top left cluster, add more embellishment variety here, and attach one of them to the top left of your photo to connect everything.






Then, nestle your title at the bottom of the circle. This title is from the Jen Hadfield “Die Cut Glitter Words” pack from the add-ons section in the Clique Kits Store.







This was such a lovely kit to work with, and I can’t wait to see what you guys make with it!! See the February Hot Mess Kit here! Thank you.





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Yearbook: Music Today

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Hello Clique Friends! Leigh here, and I’m so excited to be back  and sharing today!  This kit has the much anticipated “Goldie” collection and I could not be more excited! Love it! The cut files this month are absolutely perfect, and how adorable are those cassettes?




The papers and kit contents are so seriously fun. How perfect are those holographic letter stickers? They resemble the reflective surface of a CD, and look amazing on a page!






You can cut the cassette tape and the topper separately.  The Goldie patterned papers are amazing!





Pick your favorite patterns and cut them to 1.5 inches wide by 4 inches high. Then stitch down the middle. Adhere just the centers, and lift up the edges for added dimension.





Lift up your photo on some dimensional adhesives, like Tombow Foam Tape or foam squares from the Clique Kits Store, so that it doesn’t squash your paper strips.





Close up of sequins from  previous kits, and title. Love that flair from this months kit!





Close up of the journaling on a tag behind the photo. Used my vintage typewriter for a super quick story about this photo.



Thank you so much for visiting today! Check out the new goodies in the Clique Kits store and there are some kits still available!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann








Geek Lab: Celebrate Everyday


Hello everyone! Donna here to share another layout using the fun January kit Alegria featuring Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place.


But first, let me share a little bit of photo editing. I am using an old version of Adobe Photoshop (CS3) but I am pretty sure you can do the same steps in higher (or even much lower) versions of PS.

Every January, our family and friends gather for a little thanksgiving celebration. And I look forward to it because that’s when hubby and I started having our family photo with our daughter. This year is the second one. I have another layout using the photo from last year that I will be posting on my blog.

This is the photo I used. Notice the little green and white specs on hubby’s face and shirt? That’s what I edited out. There were strobe lights in the party that’s why there were green little specks on our faces etc.


Open your photo and duplicate. Then click the healing brush tool option. You will have to choose the brush size depending on the size of what you want to clear or edit out. The white specks on hubby’s shirt were little bit small so I chose a small round brush tip (solid, 100% opacity). While holding the Alt key (Windows), choose an area you want to “Copy” onto the little white specks. Then click on the specks.



Next was the green speck on hubby’s face. Click the healing brush tool option again and select “Patch Tool” this time. You will encircle the area you want to fix. Then move your cursor to the area where it’s clear and drag it to the area to be fixed. Make sure the area you are copying from has the same color or texture to the area you are fixing.


I also fixed the black circles under my eyes and the greenish spot on DD’s forehead. Duplicate the photo again. Let’s do my eyes first. Using the Patch Tool again, I circled around the area under my eyes where the dark circles were. Then I just dragged the cursor to my forehead where t’s clear and can be copied to the area I want to fix. Do one eye first then the next eye. Now, once the dark circles were covered, lower the opacity of the “duplicate copy” of the image. I did mine around 35%. This way, my face won’t look too Photoshopped lol! I just slighly lighten the dark circles. Then I did DD’s forehead next using the Patch Tool as well but didn’t lower the opacity anymore.


And here is the photo on the layout I made


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That’s all from me today! I hope you liked my page and the simple tutorial I shared.

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy crafting,






Pursue Whatever Sets Your Soul On Fire


Hello Clique Kits friends! Marcia here today, sharing a layout created with the December Girl Cave kit featuring the fun Pink Paislee Memorandum collection. I don’t think we have shared the kit here on the blog yet, so let me show you…


One of my favorite parts of any Clique Kit are the exclusive digital cut files. I thought I could use the “Pursue Whatever Sets Your Soul On Fire” title on a graduation layout. I decided to enlarge the title to make a dramatic statement. My daughter graduated from college with a degree in English with the hopes of someday becoming a writer or an editor. The label paper at the top of my layout worked well to record this. Her passion has always been writing since she was a little girl. Now she is soon to graduate with her Masters degree … yeah!!!!

SoulOnFireThere are lots of fabulous embellishments this month, like these wood veneers from My Mind’s Eye, the Pretty Little Studio acetate tags, and these self adhesive sequins from Jillibean Soup. Oh, and I love the Pink Paislee Memorandum washi tape sheet.


I challenge you to use a big title on one of your next layouts too. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to shop the Clique Store’s Black Friday sale for some awesome deals!



Geek Lab: Love This Girl Layout


Hello Friends! Leigh here to highlight the exclusive digital cut files for Clique Kits October Funfetti Kit!


This 8.5×11 layout’s main focal point is the geometric cut file, I just LOVE this! Simply add different patterned papers behind the sections as desired.


I cut all my files from Clique Kits for the month at once on white card stock. They inspire me to create once I can see them in real life!


Close up of the embellishment cluster at the top.


That Pinkfresh Studio wood veneer is perfect for bringing attention to your photos. I used one of the glassine bags from this month’s kit to hold some confetti, punched shapes, and the title “Love This Girl”. Added sewing machine stitching to keep the bag closed.


Layout made with Clique Kits October Funfetti kit.

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Thank you for joining us here today!!


Geek Lab: CK Exclusive Printables Modern Geo Layout


Hello Fellow Clique Members! Leigh here to bring you a modern geometric layout inspired completely by the exclusive Clique Kits Printables in the October Funfetti Kits. LOVE These!


Cut desired cut files for the title from this month’s exclusives.


Print out your photos. I used Adobe Photoshop to shape mine to match the octagon printable, but don’t worry if you don’t use Photoshop, I have options below:)


Lay standard office supply acetate or transparency film under your photo and trim around it to cut the acetate and your photo all at once. You can print out the above using your preferred program, like Pages on a Mac. (without Photoshop: You can use any program that allows you to create basic shapes and print an octagon on card stock at 2 and 7/8 inches to fit inside the printable. You will have two stencils, one at 2 and 7/8 inches to lay on a photo and trim to fit inside the printable, and also the 4 inch one cut from around your printable. Then continue on with steps below.)


You have created your own stencil/template that you can see through to trim photos and paper, and is reusable as many times as needed. I label mine with washi tape.


Trace around the template on any desired paper from your kits and cut out.


These are a couple of the exclusive printables ( journal cards ) that I have altered in Photoshop, and printed out with my journaling, but totally use the transparency stencil idea to trim your cards after printing if you don’t use Photoshop!


Stitch on three of the octagons shapes with sewing machine from corner to corner.


You can see I have cut some vellum also to layer and stitch through. Use a Xyron sticker maker machine for the acetate triangles from Pinkfresh Studio from your October Kit.


Adhere any paper strips, flair, acetate triangles, and photos you choose. Love the puffy stickers in this kit, and used one here as part of the title words.

Have fun dripping and splatting some gold and black in three spots and…


you have a Finished layout!


Supplies : The October Funfetti Kit and the add-on Pinkfresh Studio Acetate Triangle Die Cuts

Thank you for visiting!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Leigh Ann


Sunshine & Happiness


Hello Clique friends!
Marcia here today with more inspiration from the September Clique Kit Capture. Aren’t you loving this gorgeous kit? I figured you must be sick of me scrapping the wedding pics, so I decided to scrap a weekend trip my husband and I took this summer. We went to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Its a gorgeous place. We found the perfect beach to spend our day watching the boats go by and getting our feet wet. Ok, I got a little more than my feet wet but not much more. The temperature of that water is around 60 degrees.
I wanted a large focal point photo in the center of my layout. Being a photographer, I don’t always understand why people use such tiny photos. If you have a photo you love, show it off! I printed this one as a 5×7. I used the JustNick Twilight Zone background digital cut file to help draw attention to my photo with those radiating dots. The title and Polaroid frames are also from the JustNick store. I guess you could look at it a different way too, Sunshine & Happiness are radiating out from that photo!
Here is my layout …


I love the range of the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Hello Lovely collection. It’s perfect for everyday photos, weddings, and now the beach. Take a look at some of the fabulous items in this kit, like the exclusive flair, stickers, sequins, vellum hearts, and ephemera die cuts. I am also using the add on Cosmo Cricket’s Pink Label Stickers.




We did take a few selfies while on vacation, but our kids laughed at our pics and told us they were awful. Clearly, we need selfie lessons. So I am settling for our feet pictures. My husband was actually making fun of me when he took a picture of his feet and sent it to me, lol. Little did he know it would end up on a scrapbook layout.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Be sure to stop back on Saturday for the September challenge reveal.



Geek Lab – Dream to be Different

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Hello Clique-fans, it’s Danielle here with you today! I have another layout made with the super gorgeous April Happy Everything kit to share with you. For this layout I used one of the exclusive cut files that came with this kit, I totally adore these clouds! I cut this one with the words ‘Dream to be different’ out on white cardstock.

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Because my background paper already had a pink cloud in it, I wanted my cloud to match that color and used some watercolor on it. If you’re using watercolors, don’t make it too perfect. Not every piece has to be covered evenly, the different tones of color give you the ultimate watercolor effect!

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This is how my layout turned out. I took this picture while cycling home from work. It was the first day this year we had some nice Spring weather and a coat was not needed. These moments make me so happy!



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Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!



Geek Lab – Up in the Clouds

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Hello everyone, it’s Danielle here with you today from the geek lab. I have been playing with the clouds cut file and I would like to show you how I used this one. First I cut it with white cardstock and picked my background paper.

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I wanted to cover up the solid clouds with with the Webster’s Pages Beautiful Chic vellum. So I traced them with a pencil and cut them out.

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I used glue dots to adhere the vellum to the cardstock clouds and this is what it looks like when it’s finished.

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I’m so in love with this Pinkfresh Studio collection and I knew right away that I wanted to use this picture for it. It’s taken in Yosemite National Park where I felt like being up in the clouds.

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Up in the Clouds layout, @DanielledeKonink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #CKApril

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!