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Art Studio: Summer Chillin’

Donna here today with my second project using the August “Malibu” kit featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection


I also used this super cute exclusive cut file designed by Inna Moreva (July 2017 cut file – Sunshine) from the Digital Shop


and exclusive printables (Main kit and TN printables) you can find in the Digital Shop as well.

First off, here is a step-by-step tutorial how I created the layout:

  • You will need two cardstocks – 1 for the cut file and 1 for the base where you will adhere the cut file. Adhere the negative part of the cut file to the other cardstock, set the ‘good or positive’ cut file aside.


  • Using a piece of plastic (any will do, just make sure it’s clean), spread watercolor (or any medium you prefer, diluted in water) to the surface. Start with one color first and build up the layers one after another.


  • Add another color to the edges, spreading the diluted color with your fingers


  • While the base is drying (or you can use a heat gun to help it dry faster), use different patterned papers as backing to the Sunshine cut file (I used a pencil to trace the floral parts of the cut file and cut manually with scissors).


  • Once the base is dry, adhere the Sunshine cut file backed with patterned papers. Use foam tapes to add dimension to the cut file.


  • Start embellishing


And this is how my layout turned out


I added some fun details like this wavy flag and clusters of sequins and stickers.





Different heights added interest to the overall look of the whole page. Here, I used different thickness of foam tapes to adhere the photo and other embellishments like stickers and word arts.



The holographic embellishments are so pretty in person!




That’s all from me today but I will be back in a few days to share another project with you all.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,



I’ll Keep You Wild | Stephanie


Hey friends! Stephanie Gold here again with an Art Studio post for you.


To create this layout I started by printing a black and white photo onto computer paper. The reason is so I could have a matte finish as well as be able to write my journaling directly onto the photo.


I cut my title from Silhouette Studio and left the interior pieces in the “P” “O” and “D.” Then I used one of this month’s cut files from the CK shop to cut out the floral frame. I used scissors to cut it into four main parts so I could reattach it all in more of a rectangular shape.


I accented my photo with vellum, washi tape, a doily (cut apart), and paint splatters. I really wanted a simple layout so I kept my color scheme at Pink, Black, and White. The quote I used for my photo is from Ariana and it says, “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” I’m obsessed with it… it’s like my heart just erupted into words. 🙂



That’s it for me today! I will see you all again soon! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie



Locker Room-My Whole World

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Hello again friends!  I am so grateful every time I find myself here writing another piece of (hopefully) inspiration for you.  The beautiful kits always inspire me to create something new and this month’s kit is especially beautiful!  Here is a quick look at the kit that you can find in the shop here.


For today’s layout I was inspired to use this month’s wonderful cut file.  Can you even take in all the cuteness?!  I wanted to focus on the little guys that make up my whole world and tell the story of my 4 kids.


To start the layout I cut the file out of white card stock from my stash.  Next, I used white embroidery floss and hand-stitched around the outside of the globe.  I backed the open globe with the etched wood veneer.


I surrounded the globe with flowers from the ephemera pack and flowers fussy cut from patterned papers in the kit.  I also added a few of the stunning puffy stickers flowers from the Hazelwood add-on.


In line with the theme I embellished the globe with a few chipboard hearts and a small bundle of string.


For my title I used the gold thinkers in the kit.  I adore the script letters!


For a few final accents I added the chipboard arrows and stamped the date.  I adore the final spread.  I love how easy the layout came together working with such lovely products!

I hope this has given you a few ideas on how you can play with the fun embellishments in this months kits.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a beautiful Monday and capture some memories!





Locker Room: Moments like this…


Hi everybody. Nicole here with a fun layout. I’ve been wanting to use the pin wheel digital cut file from Just Nick Studio’s shop for awhile, but never knew how I wanted to use it on my layout until I received this month’s kit. I love the bright colors in this kit. It makes me so HAPPY. 🙂 I needed something to feel happy about after a rough Monday at work. So after I came home and fixed Edward dinner, I scrapped this layout. Once I matted my patterned paper with the digital cut file that I cut on white cardstock, the layout came together pretty quickly.


For fun, I added the enamel dots to the center of the pin wheels to make them pop. Doesn’t it look so cool? I did my best to match the enamel dots with the background patterns so that the two blended together nicely.


I used several die cuts and a piece of transparency to help frame my photo. The adorable sticker words were apart of the Swan Lake kit. Love them!



Thanks for visiting today!


Yearbook: Thanksgiving Memories



Hello everyone!

Today I am back with a sweet project about a holiday memory using this month’s gorgeous Swan Lake kit.   This beautiful kit features papers from Maggie Holmes’s Gather collection, and lots of extras and add-ons that are perfect for documenting your holidays.




I  know our American friends are set to celebrate Thanksgivings this weekend, while here in Canada the holiday was celebrated over a month ago (second weekend of October).  Since I hosted an entire weekend of family gatherings, there were lots of pictures to chose from; however is our tradition to go for a walk and photograph the kids with the beautiful autumn colors as our background.  It is nice to go back, and look at all those pictures of my kids, and how they have changed along with nature, and now they are teens.   With that in mind, I wanted to create a fall layout without the traditional fall colors, and the Swan Lake kit was perfect for this.



I started by transforming my picture from color to black and white, and enlarging it to fit into a 8×8 in square.  I used the April exclusive cut files to cut the leaf wreath to fit around the picture (7.5 in diameter), and the word  “memories” out of white card stock. Here are some close ups of the layout:



Small clusters of ephemera and stickers tucked in between the leaf cut-outs.  The exclusive printables were perfect for this


The cut-out was back with papers from the kit, and vellum.  I chose to alternate the papers and vellum along the wreath.


The picture was mounted on the corrugated paper from the kit.  This helped to add dimension to the layout.


The larger cluster around the picture. I simply added pieces from the die cut package, exclusive flair, and some die cut pieces from Simple Stories Posh collection (available in the Clique store)


For the layout mat, i used white card stock and glued paper strips from the “Pure Joy” paper from the Swan Lake kit to both corners of the mat.  I trimmed the mat a bit and glued it to the “Love”paper from the kit ( i had cut the center of the paper for another project).   I used my sewing machine to secure all the papers, and to  add a bit of texture to the layout.




The title was built by using one of the April cut-files.  I chose to also stitch the word “memories” to the layout.  I pulled the gold mini alphas (they belong to the Gather collection card stock sticker sheet) from my stash to create the word “Thanksgiving”.  I added a few splatters of gold ink around the wreath, scattered some sequin, and added a line of journal to the top of the page before calling it done!.  Here is the final layout:




I have created a process video, where you can see how i went about creating the layout:



I am loving this take on a  fall layout.  The Swan Lake kit and all its add-ons, along with all the beautiful products available at the Clique Store were exactly what made this page perfect for my teens’s picture.  I hope this inspires you to document your holidays in a non-traditional way.

Remember to visit the Clique store to check all the materials used in this month’s projects; and always tag us or link your finished projects to the blog and the Clique page on Facebook.  We love to see what you are created, it is inspiring!

Thanks for visiting today!





Locker Room-Boys Roar!

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Hello Clique friends!  Candace here with you today to share another layout I made using the goodies in the shop.  I love that Clique kits not only puts together beautifully coordinated monthly kits but also carries the latest scrapbooking goodies from the hottest manufactures in the industry.  For today’s layout I used more goodies from the Bella Blvd Alex collection.  As a mom of 4 crazy boys I can’t get enough of this awesome collection!

Here is a look at the fun layout!


And a few close ups…


Quick tip:  If you are having trouble getting started on a layout use a fun cut file to create the center piece or focal point of your layout.  By using a large cut file a bulk of the design process will be done!  Now you can play with your embellishments and papers to create the rest of the layout without worrying about the base design!



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Next time you are stuck and have a little creative block try using a fun cut file to cut down on the design anxiety so you can just play!

Have a beautiful day!



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Geek Lab: Best friends


Hi all. Nicole here with another layout using the September Moon Child kit. For this layout, I decided to use the cut-apart paper along with three different cut files from Just Nick Studio’s shop. Normally, I would only use one or two cut files at the most, but if you are looking for ways to stretch your kit, use cut files! I’ve been wanting to try the Floral Burst Background cut file for sometime now. I really love it.

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I used the Open Triangle cut file and the Stems cut file on the journaling card. I decorated the center of the cut file using a chipboard heart and  an enamel dot.


I tucked the Floral Burst Background cut file slightly behind my cluster of journaling cards.


I used the cut-apart banner flag to help pull my journaling together along with a die cut triangle and some chipboard shapes.


Thanks for visiting today!


Geek Lab: Cutting Half a Shape


Hello everyone! Caroli here again, and today I want to show a little trick that I love when using my Silhouette machine: cutting just half of the a shape.

You may wonder why cutting just half of something? Well, because you can fold the cut part and thus create the missing part, giving an interesting effect, specially if you sew over it, like I did here:



The way for cutting just half of a shape is quite simple: just open the software of your machine and draw the shape you preffer. It must be a simple shape like a heart or a square. In this case I used a circle because I love circles 🙂 Then, I selected Erase Tool on the left of the screen and simply used it to erase half of the shape, as simple as that!




Once you’ve erased half of your shape you will have something like this. Then, you just need to copy it and paste it as many times you wish and place them whenever you feel like within your layout.



In my case I cut few half circles here and there and then fold the paper completely, placed some patterned paper behind it and then used my sewing machine to give a beter effect of this technique. Here is the full layout I made:


The colors and patterns of Life Noted collection are so happy and vibrant, perfect for documenting this pic of my and my best friend. Here you can see some more closeups of my project:

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I hope you liked this idea, as for me I love it and used it when I want to create something simple and embellish mainly with patterned paper. Have a nice day! 🙂



Printables to Planners


This months Clique Kits printables are pretty darn crazy cute!  With the boxes, flags and phrases, I thought it would be cute to use them in my planner since they match this week’s spread.

Yes, I could have just printed the pdf on sticky paper, but I wanted to customize them to EXACTLY fit the boxes in my planner. For this week, I used my Erin Condren Life planner with the vertical boxes edition. I’ll show you how to resize them and also make custom stickers below.

I imported all the .png’s into my Cricuit design space and added them all to my canvas for resizing.

Each box is 1.5 inches wide and 1.9 inches in height so I used the edit function to unlock the proportions and type in the dimentions.

I also made some layer sticker sets to print off as is as well.  Like scrapbooking, layers of stickers to add dimension is always a great way to be creative with your layout.

The best part is that the program is that it fits them on a page for me in such a way as to maximize each sheet of paper. It will print the page first and then it will be ready to kiss cut. Load the print out, turn your dial to custom to choose sticker paper, and it’s all ready to go!

Have I told you how much fun (and cheaper) it is to make your own stickers?!

The program bleeds each picture so the cutter cuts just inside the designs box.


Now it’s time to have some fun!

See how lovely they fit in those boxes!? Perfection!!

BTW I used bleeds from the designs and cut them out, like where it says “Hello June’. Then I add those to my planner as well!  Adds a little extra highlighted box fun!

On the other side of the coil. I’m off to a good start!  It looks a little bare right now, but if you follow me on Instagram, I’ll show you each day this week how I’m filling it in and adding more stickers as well!

Thanks for stopping by!!!





Happy Together


Hello Clique friends. Marcia here today with a layout to share with you that I created with the January Clique Kit featuring the fun Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place collection. One of my favorite papers in the Happy Place collection is this one that says “There is Sunshine & Happy in my Soul Today Because of You”. It immediately made me think about my daughter and her rescue dog Sue. You see, my daughter suffers from depression. She is doing great now though with the help of medication and her dog. It really helps her to have a dog to come home to instead of an empty house and how can you feel lonely when you have a 80 lb dog that wants to sit in your lap all the time! She often says that Sue rescued her … not the other way around. This is a picture of them enjoying a walk through Como Park. You can get some great shots in gardens in the winter time. I just love this garden gate and ivy wall.



I used a JustNick Studios cut file on this layout … It’s those positive signs. But instead of using paper, I decided I wanted to create a stencil and use my modeling paste to create some texture on my background. I cut my stencil from some scratch cardstock I had. A little washi tape along a couple of edges keeps the stencil from moving when applying the paste.


I kept my layout pretty white since I am scrapping a winter picture. Here are some detail shots …




Thanks for stopping by today!